ASRB Syllabus (31- 40)

Are you planning to write the ASRB NET very soon? So, you aspire to teach in the prestigious agricultural universities of India. Well, then let us help you out a bit. In this article, we discuss the most important element – The ASRB syllabus. 

ASRB NET – A Synopsis

ASRB NET (Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test) is an exam conducted at a national level to select eligible candidates for the lecturer and assistant professor positions of agricultural universities in India. The exam is also called ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) NET.

ASRB Syllabus

Earlier the ASRB syllabus consisted of 60 disciplines. However, the revised syllabus contains 57 disciplines. However, the candidates need to appear only for one paper corresponding to the discipline they opted for. The pattern of the exam will remain the same for all disciplines part of the ASRB syllabus, but the exams will be conducted separately for each discipline. 

Candidates can obtain further details regarding the date and venue of their exam via their ASRB NET admit card, depending on the specific discipline. Now, let’s look at the disciplines of the ASRB syllabus with their corresponding codes.

01 Agricultural Biotechnology

02 Agricultural Entomology

03 Agricultural Microbiology

04 Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources

05 Genetics & Plant Breeding

06 Nematology

07 Plant Biochemistry

08 Plant Pathology

09 Plant Physiology

10 Seed Science & Technology

11 Floriculture & Landscaping

12 Fruit Science

13 Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

14 Vegetable Science

15 Animal Biochemistry

16 Animal Biotechnology

17 Animal Genetics & Breeding

18 Animal Nutrition

19 Animal Physiology

20 Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology

21 Dairy Chemistry

22 Dairy Microbiology

23 Dairy Technology

24 Livestock Product Technology

25 Livestock Production Management

26 Poultry Science

27 Veterinary Medicine 

28 Veterinary Microbiology

29 Veterinary Parasitology

30 Veterinary Pathology

31 Veterinary Pharmacology

32 Veterinary Public Health

33 Veterinary Surgery

34 Aquaculture

35 Fisheries Resource Management

36 Fish Processing Technology

37 Fish Nutrition

38 Fish Health

39 Fish Genetics & Breeding

40 Agricultural Chemicals

41 Agricultural Meteorology

42 Agroforestry

43 Agronomy

44 Environmental Science

45 Soil Sciences

46 Agricultural Business Management

47 Agricultural Economics

48 Agricultural Extension

49 Agricultural Statistics

50 Home Science

51 Farm Machinery & Power

52 Computer Applications & IT

53 Land & Water Management Engineering

54 Bioinformatics

55 Food Technology

56 Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering

57 Veterinary Anatomy

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ASRB Syllabus for Disciplines 31 – 40

Here’s discussing the ASRB syllabus in-depth for discipline codes from 31 – 40. Please go through it if you’ve opted for the mentioned disciplines.

31. Veterinary Pharmacology – General Pharmacology, Chemotherapy, Endocrine Pharmacology, Drug Acting on Central Nervous System, rug Acting on Cardio-vascular and Respiratory Systems, Drugs Acting on Digestive System, Drug Acting on Humoral and Autonomic Nervous Systems, Toxicology, Autacoids, and a few miscellaneous topics.

32. Veterinary Public Health – Veterinary Public Health, Environmental Hygiene, Food-borne Infections and Intoxications, Microbiology in Public Health, Meat Hygiene, Milk Hygiene,  Zoonoses, Epidemiology, Experimental Animal Medicine, Health Education, Standard Guidelines and Legislation.

33. Veterinary Surgery – General Surgery, Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery, Anesthesia, Radiology, Surgery of Head and Neck Region, Thoracic Surgery, Orthopaedics, and Lameness.

34. Aquaculture – Aquaculture Systems,  Farm Design, Broodstock Development and Management, Species Selection Criteria for Various Culture Practices,  Construction, and Operational Management.

35. Fisheries Resource Management – Fisheries Resources, Aquatic Environment, Fishing Technology, Fishery Biology, Fisheries Management, Fisheries Livelihood, Economics, and Marketing.

36. Fish Processing Technology – Microbiology, Quality Management, and Certification,  Gear Technology, Craft Technology, Process Biochemistry, Fish Processing Technology, Fishery Engineering, Economics, and Marketing.

37. Fish Nutrition – Principles of Fish Nutrition, Nutritional Physiology, Nutrition and Fish Health, Nutrigenomics, Feed Formulation, Feed Technology, and Feeding Management.

38. Fish Health – Introduction to Fish Health and Pathology, Aquatic Environment and Fish Health, Diseases of Fish, Disease Diagnosis, Disease Prevention, and Control Defence Systems and Tumours.

39. Fish Genetics & Breeding – Principles of Fish Genetics and Breeding, Genetic Tools for Aquaculture application,  Population and Quantitative Genetics, Breeding of Fish and Shellfish, Bioinformatics, Conservation.

40. Agricultural Chemicals – General Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural Products, Chromatography and Spectroscopic Techniques, Nematicides and Rodenticides, Naturally Occurring Insecticides, Synthetic Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, and Plant Growth Regulators, Pesticide Residues and their Dynamics in the Environment,  Agrochemical Formulations, Agrochemicals – regulation and quality control,  Environment Pollution: Implications and Remediation, Natural Resource Management.

ASRB NET Exam Pattern

Now that we’ve gone through the ASRB syllabus, it is a good thing to know the pattern of the exam as well, so that you know how to manage your time and other aspects during the preparation and even while writing the exam.

  • The mode of conducting the ASRB NET exam is online.
  • Applications are also sent via the online mode.
  • The duration of the ASRB NET exam will be 2 hours.
  • The exam is bilingual, i.e., it will be conducted in both Hindi and English.
  • The question type will be MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • There will be a total of 150 MCQs, each carrying 1 mark.
  • Total marks for ASRB NET will be 150.
  • A negative marking scheme is followed. 1/3rd mark will be deducted for wrong answers.
  • No rounding off of fractional marks.

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