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ASRB Syllabus-57


The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) welcomes applications for the ASRB NET, commonly known as the ICAR NET, every year (Indian Council of Agriculture Research NET). Each year the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), popularly known as the ICAR NET, welcomes applications for the ASRB NET (Indian Council of Agriculture Research NET). This test is used to hire Lecturers and Assistant Professors for State Agricultural Universities and other Agricultural Universities. 

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People with Master’s degrees and relevant academic backgrounds can take this exam to be considered for positions in a variety of fields. The test is a qualification test that allows applicants to apply for open positions at various agricultural universities.

ASRB Eligibility Criteria:

  • An Indian citizen
  • A Nepalese citizen
  • A Bhutanese citizen
  • A Tibetan refugee arrived before January 1, 1962.
  • The candidate applying for the STO post must have attained the age of 21 years and not have attained the age of 35 as of April 25, 2022.
  • There is no age limit for the employees of ICAR.
  • Relaxations in the upper age limit are provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved category.
  • Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in the concerned discipline on or before September 19, 2022.

ASRB SYLLABUS – 57 Veterinary Anatomy

Unit 1: Gross Anatomy

Ox as a “Type” animal and structures of other domestic animals in comparison, Bones of fore and hind limbs, axial system viz. skull, vertebrae, ribs and sternum in domestic animals. Joints, their classification and important joints in ox. Myology in general, muscles of the appendicular and axial system in ox. Heart, systemic and pulmonary circulation. Aorta and its important branches in thoracic and abdominal regions. Blood supply of fore and hind limbs. Venous drainage of fore and hind limbs, head, neck, thorax and abdomen and portal circulation in ox, Superficial lymph nodes of an ox in relation to antemortem and postmortem examinations. Thymus and spleen in general. Cisterna chyli and major lymphatic ducts of head, neck, thorax and abdomen, Organs of digestive, respiratory, urogenital (in male and female) and nervous systems. Topographic location of organs in domestic animals in relation to their surgical sites and clinical examination. Endocrine glands-pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands of an ox. Organs of sense-eye, internal ear, integument and hoof. General principles of biomechanics during locomotion and weight-bearing.

Unit 2

Study of various organs of the digestive, respiratory and urogenital system in fowl.

Unit 3: Microanatomy

Definition of histology and preparation of histological slides. Microscope and microscopy.Light and ultrastructural picture of an animal cell. Basic tissues of the body-epithelium, connective tissue, muscular and nervous tissues in general. Microanatomy of important organs of the digestive system viz. tongue, tooth, oesophagus, stomach, intestine, liver and pancreas. Respiratory organs viz. nasal cavity, trachea and lungs. Urinary organs- kidney, ureter, urinary bladder and urethra. Genital organs of male- testis, epididymis, ductus deferens. Accessory sex glands in males -prostate, seminal vesicles and bulbourethral gland and penis. Genital system in female-ovary, oviduct, uterus, vagina, vulva and mammary glands. Sensory organs of smell, taste, vision, hearing and touch. Endocrine glands- pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands Lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and bursa (of Fabricius).

Unit 4: Developmental anatomy

Embryology and its scope in veterinary practice. Gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation and establishment of three germinal layers. Intra and extraembryonic membranes of chick and mammals. Placentia, in mammals. Morphogenesis and histogenesis of digestive, respiratory, urinary and genital organs, blood vascular and nervous systems in mammals and chicks. Development of eye, ear and endocrine glands.


For applicant selection, the ASRB NET Exam Pattern incorporates an online test. The following is a breakdown of the exam pattern and marking scheme:

  • There will be 150 questions in all.
  • The exam will have a total of 150 marks.
  • Each correct answer will receive one positive mark.
  • For each incorrect answer, a third of a point (⅓ rd) will be deducted.
  • Unanswered questions will not be given or taken away from your grade.
  • All the questions will be objective in nature.
  • The maximum time limit for the exam will be two hours.
No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
1501502 hours

Considering the eligibility criteria and the subject-wise ASRB syllabus, one must start preparing themselves for the future steps. Keep a regular check on the official website to stay up to date.

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