About ASRB ARS 2019

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will conduct the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) examination for appointment of candidates as Scientists in ARS of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). ASRB ARS will be conducted in three stages - prelims, mains followed by viva voce. To appear in ASRB ARS, candidates must have a master’s degree in any discipline with specialization from any Indian University. Registered candidates will be able to appear in the preliminary examination of ASRB ARS conducted in online mode in multiple shifts. Only those candidates who qualify the ARS preliminary examination will be eligible to appear in the mains examination. The ASRB ARS mains examination will be conducted in pen and paper-based mode. Shortlisted candidates in mains will be called for Viva Voce on the basis of the ranks secured in the written test. The final selection of candidates in ARS will be done on the basis of mains and viva voce marks.

Conducting Body: Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam - Duration 2 Hours +1 More

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ASRB ARS 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

08 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Application - Start Date | Mode: Online

ASRB ARS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

ASRB ARS Eligibility Criteria – Nationality

 A candidate must be either a citizen of India or Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

ASRB ARS Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit: Candidates must have attained 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years. However, age relaxation to the reserved categories will be given.

ASRB ARS Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a Master degree or equivalent in any discipline with specialization and completed.

  • To apply for ARS, aspirants having a post-graduation from a foreign University must attach a certificate of proof equivalence and recognition of that degree issued by the University Grants Commission/ Government of India / any other concerned Government of India /Department or Agency.

ASRB ARS Eligibility Criteria - Number of Attempts

  • Six for unreserved category 

  • No restrictions for SC and ST

  • Nine for OBC and Divyang (General/OBC)


Restrictions for applying ARSB ARS exam

“A candidate who has already qualified ARS examination (finally selected) in the earlier year will not be eligible to compete in the subsequent examinations conducted by ASRB for the same discipline in which he/she has earlier qualified. However, there is no bar to reappear for an ARS selected candidate in the subsequent ARS examination in a discipline different than the one in which he/she has already qualified".

ASRB ARS 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

How to fill ASRB ARS Application Form?

Below is the step by step process to fill the application form:

ASRB ARS Registration

Candidates have click on ‘New Registration’ such as Name, Father’s Name, E-mail Id, Date of Birth etc. On successful registration candidates will be provided with the registration No and password.

Educational Details

In this part, candidates have to mention whether they have appeared in the ASRB ARS exam. Candidates have to enter discipline applied for, the name of degree, the subject of specialization/name of the university, GPA, percentage, year of passing, employed or not or relative working in icar including its institute.

Uploading of Photograph and Signature

Candidates should upload the scanned image of photograph and signature. The maximum size should be 150 kB in .jpg format only. Scanned copy of signatures should be taken in Black/Blue ink on a white paper only in .jpg format only.

Payment of ASRB ARS Application Fees

The application fee can be paid both in online and offline mode. Candidates can make online payment of fee through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking payment from any bank.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 500

ASRB ARS 2019 Syllabus

ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Agricultural biotechnology
Cell structure and function
Biomolecules and metabolism
Enzymology
Molecular genetics
Gene expression
Molecular biology techniques
Gene cloning
Molecular biology
Plant molecular biology
Tissue culture
Plant genetic engineering
Molecular markers and genomics
Agricultural entomology
Systematics
Morphology
Embryology, internal anatomy and physiology
Ecology
Biological control
Chemical control and toxicology
Host plant resistance
Innovative approaches in pest control
Integrate pest management
Pestcide application equipments
Pests of field crops and their management
Pests of horticultural crops anf their management
Pests of stored products and their management
Arthrpod vectors of plant diseases
Honey bees and bee-keeping
Silkworms and sericulture
Lac insect
Other useful insects
Statistics and computer application
Agricultural microbiology
History of microbial world
Microbial ecology and physiology
Soil microbiology
Environmental microbiology and basic microbiological techniques
Microbial biotechnology
Economic botany & plant genetic resources
Plant taxonomy and biosystematics
Economically important plants-I
Economically important plants-II
Economically important plants-III
Biodiversity and plant genetic resources
Germplasm augmentation
Germlasm conservation
Biotechnology in PGR
Plant quarantine
Germplasm characterization, evaluation, maintenance and regeneration
Genetics & plant breeding
General genetics and plant breeding
Economics botany and plant breeding methods
Genome organization and cytogenetics of crop plants
Quantitative and biometrical genetics
Genetic engineering and biotechnology tools in plants breeding
Plant breeding for stress resistance and nutitional quality
Plant genetic resources and their regulatory system, varietal release and seed production
Statistical methods and field plot techniques
Nematology
History and economic importance
Nematode taxonomy and morphology
Nematological techniques
Nematode ecology
Plant nematode relationships
Nemotode physiology and cytology
Nematode management
Interactions of nematodes with soil organisms
Statistics
Plant biochemistry
Basic biochemistry and biomolecules
Intermediary metabolism
Enzymes, vitamins and hormones
Molecular biology
Techniques in biochemistry
Biochemistry of food-grains, fruits and vegetables
Photosynthesis
Plant metabolic processes
Plant molecular biology
Plant biotechnology/genetic engineering
Plant pathology
History and principles of plant pathology
Laboratory and analytical techniques
Physiological and molecular plant pathology
Mycology
Plant bacteriology
Plant virology
Plant disease epidemiology
Phanerogamic parasites and non-parasitic diseases
Fungal diseases of crop plants
Bacterial and viral diseases of crop plants
Management of plant diseases
Plant physiology
Cell organelles and water relations
Metabolic processes and growth regulation
Crop productivity and modeling
Abiotic stress responses in plants
Plant growth regulators and plant development
Mineral nutrition
Climate and climate change
Seed physiology
Physiology of flowering and reproduction
Physiology of horticultural and plantation crop species
Post-harvest physiology
Morphogenesis, tissue culture and plant transformation
Seed science and technology
Seed biology
Seed production
Seed processing
Seed quality control
Seed storage
Seed health
Seed industry development and marketing
Protection of plant varieties
Floriculture and landscaping
Breeding
Production technology of cut flowers
Production technology for loose flowers
Landscaping
Protected floriculture
Value addition
Turfing and turf management
Computer aided designing for outdoor and indoorscaping
Fruit science
Tropical and dry land fruit production
Subtropical and temperate fruit production
Biodiversity and conservation
Canopy management in fruit crops
Breeding of fruit crops
Post harvest technology
Biotechnology of fruit crops
Growth and development
Protected fruit culture
Spies, plantation, medicinal & aromatic plants
Production of plantation crops
Production technology of spice crops
Agronomy of medicinal, aromatic and under-utilized crops
Breeding of plantation crops and spices
Breeding of medicinal and aromatic crops
Processing of plantation crops, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants
Organic spice and plantation crop production technology
Vegetable science
Production technology of cool season vegetable crops
Production technology of warm season vegetable crops
Breeding of vegetable crops
Growth and development
Seed production
Systematics of vegetable crops
Production technology of underexploited vegetable crops
Post harvest technology of vegetable crops
Animal biochemistry
Scope of biochemistry and molecular biology in animal sciences.
General description of cell culture, hybridoms and animal cloning
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
Unit 7
Unit 8
Unit 9
Unit 10
Animal biotechnology
Cell biology
Molecular biology
Gene structure and expression
Genetic engineering anf recombinant dna technology
Animal Tissue and hybridoma technology
Embryo transfer and related techniques
Molecular biology techniques
Animal genetics and breeding
Overview of genetics
Advanced genetics
Overview of breeding
Genetic properties of population
Population genetics
Genetic stretegies
Selection & selection experiments
Genetic laboratory techniques
Research techniques for quantitative animal genetics
Laboratory animal breeding
Animal nutrition
Energy and proteins
Minerals, vitamins and feed additives
Rumen eco-system and functions
Non-ruminant nutrition
Nutrient requirements
Forage conservation and evaluation
Feed processing and technology
Ant-metabolites and toxic principles
Elements of research methodology
Clinical nutrition
Animal physiology
Cellular basis of animal physiology
Blood and circulation
Respiration
Excretion
Digestion
Muscle physiology
Nervous system
Endocrinology
Reproduction
Physiology of growth
Climate physiology
Behavioral physiology
Animal reproduction and gynaecology
Veterinary gynaecology
Reproductive endocrinology
Accident during gestation
Veterinary obstetrics
Andrology
Male infertility
Frozen semen technology and articial insemination
Reproductive technology
Infertility in cows and buffaloes
Reproduction anf infertility in ovine/caprine
Reprodution and infertility in swine
Equine reproduction
Canine and feline reduction
Dairy chemistry
Milk constituents, their normal contents and physical and chemical nature
Specific compositional differences among milk from various species
Variations in milk composition due to breed, feed, season, stage of lactation and mastitis
Colostrum and abnormal milks, physical properties of milk
Acid base equilibria, oxidation-reduction potential, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, freezing point, electrical equilibria among milk salts
Effect of various treatments on salt equilibria
Salt balance and its importance in processing of milk
Water activity, and its effect on shelf life
Colloids, properties and colloidal stability of milk
Emulsions, foams and gels formation, their stability and importance in dairy processing
Lactose - structure, isomers, physical, chemical and biochemical properties
Browning mechanisms
Estimation and biosynthesis
Lactose intolerance
Significance of carbohydrates in milk and milk products
Distribution of trace elements in milk and their technological and nutritional importance
Water soluble vitamins - molecular structure and their levels in milk and milk products, biological significance, and factors affecting their levels
Levels, distribution, isolation and genetic polymorphism of different milk proteins
Casein micelles - structure, size distribution, stability and physico-chemical properties
Casein models
Amino acid composition and physico-chemical properties of different fractions of caseins
Whey process, denaturation of milk proteins as influenced by temperature, ph and additives
Biosynthesis, structure, function and physico-chemical properties of a-lactalbumin and b-lactoglobulin, immunoglobulins, lysozyme, lactoferrins, lipoproteins and fat-globule membrance proteins and their importance
Milk protein allergenicity
Role in immune response
Chemistry of milk enzymes and their significance with reference to milk processing and milk products
Kinetics of chemical reactions and enzyme kinetics
Casein hydrolysate, co-precipitates, and whey protein concentrates
Bioactive peptides
Milk lipids - classification, composition, structure and general physical and chemical properties
Auto-oxidation - definition, theories, factors affecting, prevention and measurement
Antioxidants - mechanism of reaction and estimation
Lipolysis
Fatty acids - profile, properties and affecting factors
Unsaponifiable matter
Cholesterol - structure, forms, importance and level in milk
Chemistry of phospholipids and their role in milk and milk , cream, butter and ghee
Biosynthesis of milk fat
Cla biosynthesis and its nutritional and health benefits
Milk adulteration and detection methods
Estimation methods for antibiotics
Pesiticides,heavy metals,lactose,lactate,protein,total solid,fat,salt,vitamin c,calcium,phosphorous,iron,citric acid in milk and milk products
Estimation of vitamin a
Estimation of starch in food
Measurement of bod and cod in dairy waste
Size distribution of fat globules,creaming phenomenon, composition and properties of cream and dry cream
Chemisty of neutralization and ripening
Butter
Mechanism of churning during butter preparation
Desi and creamery butter
Composition,properties,microstructure, grading, standards and defects
Differences in cow and buffalo ghee
Hydrolytic and oxidative deterioration of ghee their causes and prevention
Adulteration of ghee and methods of detection
Ghee grading
Antioxidants
Heat stbility of milk as affected by various milk constituents and additives
Role of protein-protein interaction and age gelation of uht milk
Subsequent storage
Compositional differences between condensed and evaporated milk
Dried milk
Structure and physico chemical properties
Physical properties of instant powder,infant food
Spoilage of milk powder and its control
Khoa
cheese
Ice cream
Definition of quality,quality control and assurance
Standards,statutory and voluntary organization
Pfa act,sampling,labelling,pfa and agmark,bis,iso9000 standards for milk products
Total quality management, sensory evalution of milk and milk products
Calibration of glasswares
Legal requirements of packaging material and product information,nutrition labelling
Spectroscpy-uv-vis spectrophotometry,ir
Separation techniques
Tlc,glc,hplc lon exchange, size exclusion,affinity chromatorgraphy,analytical,sedimentation,sedimentation equilibrium,isopycnic ultracentrifugation
Ultrafiltration
Preipitation y salting out agents
Electrophoresis
Flame photometry and potentiometry
Dairy microbiology
Microflora associated with milk and milk products and their importance
Morphological, natural, physiological, spoilage and pathogenic characteristics of commonly occuring microbes in milk and milk products
Newer approaches for classification of microorganisms
Types of microbes in normal and mastitic milk andimportance of somatic cell counts
Food poisoning, food infections, toxi-infections and other milk borne diseases
Emerging food borne pathogens associated with milk and milk products
Epidemiological studies using DNA fingerprinting techniques like rapd, rflp, dgge, tgge, rep-pcr, etc
Sources of microbial contamination of raw milk and their relative importance in influencing quality of milk during production, collection, transportation and storage
Microbial and chemical changes in raw milk during chilling and refrigeration
Bacteriological aspects of processing techniques like bactofugation, thermisation, pasteurization, sterilization, boiling, uht, pulsed field treatment and membrancefiltration of milk
Types of spoilages in heat-treated milks
Enumeration of heat resistant microbes
Germination and sporulation of bacterial spores
Prevention of post-processing contamination in heated milk
Identification of source of contamination in heat treated milks
D, f and z values for various microbes
Heat induced damage and repair in bacterial cells
Role of resuscitation in recovery of heat injured microbial cells
Bacteriological grading of raw and heat-treated milk
Microbiological spoilage aspects of thermally processed milks
Role of psychrotrophic, thermoduric, thermophilic bacteria and their metabolites in milk spoilage, biofilms
Naturally occuring preservative systems in milk like lp system, immunoglobulins, lysozyme, lactoferrin, etc
Preservation of milk and milk products by physical (irradiation) and chemical agents
Foos grade biopreservatives (gras), bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria
Nisin and other antimicrobial potentials of lab by recombinant dna technology and genetic engineering
Residues of antibiotics, detergents, sanitizers, pesticides and aflatoxins in milk, mode of action on mimcrobes and biological consequences - as well as their detection by newer approaches like charm test, hplc, elisa and biosensor based techniques
Microbiological quality of fat rich products (cream and butter)
Frozen dairy products (ice-cream)
Concentrated dairt products (evaporated and sweetened condensed milk) and dried milks (roller and spary dried milks and infant foods)
Factors influencing the microbiological quality of above products during their production, processing, handling, storage and distribution
Microbial defects associated with these products and their control
Microbiological safety in relation to potential pathogens and their public health significance
National and international microbiological standards for dairy products (bis, icmsf, codex alimentarius standards)
Lactic acid bacteria (lab) as starters
Tyeps of starter cultures and their classification
Identification of lab based on conventional and molecular techniques such as 16s rrna sequencing
Rbotyping, pcr and dna fingerprinting
Microbiology of starter cultures
Single and multiple strain cultures, and custom cultures
Associative growth of starter cultures
Concepts of starter growth and metabolism of lactose and citrate
Production of taste and aroma compounds by starters in fermented milks and milk products
Changes caused by starters in milk during growth
Modern trends in propagation, production and preservation of starter cultures
Production of starter concentrates
Dvs starters: judging of starter quality anf activity
Starter defects
Starter failure
Intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with starter failure
Bacteriophages of dairy starters and their impact on dairy industry
Prevention and control of starter failures
Genetics and molecular biology of acid flavour and therapeutic properties of lab
Role of plasmids in their metabolism
Genetic manipulation of lab for ameliorated performance
Food grade cloning and expression vectors
Lab as hosts for expression for heterologous proteins and development of food grade oral vaccines
Lab genome projects
Dairy products as functional health foods
Lab as probiotics in development of health foods
Selection criteria,colonization and functional properties
Antibacterialand therapeutic properties of probiotic cultures
Survival and stability of probiotics in halth foods,gut and their traking
Concept of probiotics and synbiotic
Genetic markers of probiotic functions and their application for mass screening
Genomis of probiotic lactobacilli and bifidobacteria
Cloning and sequencing of probiotic genes
Sequence analysis
Blast, clustal w and clustal x
Pair wise and multiple alignment
Homology and phylogenetic tree/dendrograms
Role of starters in the preparation of yoghurt,koumiss,kefir,cultured buttermilk,and whey based beverages and other fermented products
Therapeutic properties of fermented food
Microbial defects in these products,safety and their prevention and control
Microbiology of hard, semi-hard and soft varieties of cheese
Role of starter culture and non-starter lactic acid bacteria during preparation and ripening of cheese
Accelerated ripening of cheese
Production and use of microbial rennet substitutes
Recombinant chymosin and its application
Defects in cheese
Microbiological quality of indigenous dairy products,viz,khoa and chhana based sweets
Sources of microbial contamination,their role in spoilage of these products and their microbiological safety, prevention and control
Role of personnel and environmental hygiene at the level of production and processing
Need for microbiological standards for assessing the quality and safety of indigenious products
Concept of tqm and haccp implementation in improvement of quality and safety of indigenous products
Current role of modified packaging for extending the shelf stabilty of indigenous dairy products
Antimicrobial packaging,controlled and modified atmosphere based technologies
Preparation of byproducts from dairy effluents by microbial fermentation
Cleaning and sanitiztion of equipments,machineries and other contact surfaces used in production and processing of milk and milk products
Types of detergents and their mechanisms of soil removal from the surfaces
Efficacy of sanitizers
Factors affecting activity of detergents and sanitizers
Built detergents,commercial detergents and combined detergents-sanitizers
Biological consequences of dairy waste disposal
Disposal of dairy effluents after microbial treatment
Bod and cod analysis in dairy
Microbiological aspects of quality control and quality assurance in production of milk and milk products
Good manufacturing practices and the relevance and sanitary standard operationg procedures
Importance of totl quality management in dairy industry
Application of haccp programme in dairy industry
Safety concerns of bio-film formation on equipment surfaces and their control measures
Risk assessment approaches and role of productive microbiology in dairy foods
Conventional and current methods like imepdence, atp luminrdvrnvr pyruvate
Application of immunological,pcr,rial time pcr,dna probes
Detection of food pathogens
Biosafety of genetically modified organisms foods
Dairy technology
Market milk
Fat rich dairy products
Frozen milk products
Cheese and fermented milk products
Concentrated and dried milk products
Indigrnous milk products
Utilization of milk byproducts
Packaging of milk and milk products
Cleaning and sanitation
Advances in dairy technology
Legal and quality aspects for milk and milk products
Livestock product technology
Basic and general aspects of livestock products
Abattoir and poultry processing plants
Processing and preservation
Wool, mohair and fur
Packaging
Quality control
Marketing
Livestock production management
General
Breeding management
Feeding management
Reproduction management
Shelter management
Health management
Production and management of cattle and buffalo
Production and management of other animals
Wildlife management
Forage production and conservation
Economics and marketing of livestock and poultry and their products
Poultry science
Poultry genetics and breeding
Poultry nutrition
Avian physiology
Poultry products technology
Poultry management
Economics and marketing
Poultry health management
Veterinary medicine
General medicine
Diagnosis of animal diseases
Gastronterology
Diseases of cardiovascular and pulmonary system
Diseases of urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal and intgumentary systems
Production and deficiency diseases
Common toxicities
Infectious diseases
Parasitic diseases
Poultry diseases
Veterinary jurisprudence and ethics
Special therapeutic approaches
Prevention and control of diseases
Common diseases of zoo, laboratory animals and wildlife
Veterinary microbiology
General bacteriology
Systematic bacteriology
General virology
Systematic virology
Mycology
Immunology
Molecular cell biology
Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary helminthology
Veterinary entomology
Clinical parasitology
Parasitic zoonoses
Management of livestock parasitism
Immuno parasitology
Diagnostic parasitology
Veterinary pathology
Introduction, history and etiology
Haemodynamics derangements, degeneration and necrosis
Inflammation and healing
Immunopathology
Genetically determined diseases
Disturbances in cell growth and oncology
Postmortem diagnosis and histopathological techniquies
Clinical pathology
Systematic pathology
Pathology of infectious diseases
Avian pathology
Nutritional and production pathology
Pathology of toxicosis
Pathology of diseases of laboratory and wild animals
Veterinary pharmacology
General pharmacology
Drug acting on central nervous system
Drugs acting on humoral and autonomic nervous systems
Drugs acting on digestive system
Drug action on uro-genital system
Endocrine pharmacology
Autacoids
Chemotherapy
Toxicology
Ecotoxicology
Miscellaneous topics
Veterinary public health
Veterinary public health
Milk hygiene
Meat hygiene
Food-borne infecttions and intoxications
Zoonoses
Environmental hygiene
Epidemiology
Experimental animal medicine
Health education
Standard guidelines and legislation
Microbiology in public health
Veterinary surgery
General surgery
Anaesthesia
Radiology
Orthopaedics and lameness
Surgery of head and neck region
Thoracic surgery
Abdominal and pelvic surgery
Aquaculture
Aquaculture system
Species selection criteria for various culture practices
Broodstock development and management
Farm design, construction and operational management
Fisheries resources management
Fisheries resources
Fishery biology
Aquatic environment
Fisheries management
Fishing technology
Economics and marketing
Fisheries livelihood
Fish processing technology
Craft technology
Gear technology
Process biochemistry
Fish processing technology
Microbiology, quality management and certification
Fishery enginerring
Economics and marketing
Fish nutrition
Principle of fish nutrition
Nutritional physiology
Feed formulation, feed technology and feeding management
Nutrition and fish health
Nutrigenomics
Fish helth
Introduction to fish health and pathology
Diseases of fish
Aqatic environment and fish health
Diseases diagnosis
Defence systems and tumours
Diseases prevention and control
Fish genetics & breeding
Principles of fish genetics and breeding
Population and quantitative genetics
Genetics tools for aquaculture application
Breeding of fish and shellfish
Conservation, bionformatics
Agricultural chemicals
General chemistry
Chromatography and spectroscopic techniques
Chemistry of natural products
Naturally occurring insecticides
Synthetic insecticides, fungicides, nematicides and rodenticides
Herbicides and plant growth regulators
Agrochemical formultions
Pesticide residues and their dynamics in the environment
Agrochemicals-regulation and quality control
Natural resource management
Environment pollution: implications and remediation
Data analysis
Agricultural meteorology
General climatology
Agricultural climatology
Micrometeorology
Evapotranspitration
Crop weather modeling
Weather forecasting for agriculture
Agroforestry
National forest policy 1894, 1952 and 1988
Indian forest act, 1927
Forest conservation act, 1980 and wildlife protection act, 1972
Forests-extent, basis for classification and distribution in India
Geographical distribution and salient features of major world forest types
Phytogeographical regions and vegetation of India
Role of forests in national economy - productive, protective and ameliorative, tribal and rural livelihoods
Forest types of India
Distribution and types
Succession, climax and retrogression
Concepts of biomass, productiivity, energy flow and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystem
Migration and dispersal mechanism
Concept and definition of agroforestry, social forestry, community forestry and farm forestry
Benefits and constraints of agroforestry
Historical development of agroforestry and overview of global agroforestry systems
Classification of agroforestry systems
Structural, functional, socio-economic and ecological
Diagnosis and design of agroforestry system
Land capabilikty classification and land use
Criteria oa an ideal agroforestry design, productivity, sustainability and adoptability
Multipurpose tree species and their characteristics suitable for agroforestry
Plant management practics in agroforestry
Tree-crop interactions: ecological and economic
Concept of complementarity, supplementarity and competition
Productivity, nutrient cycling and light, water and nutrient competition in agroforestry
Concept of allelopathy and its impact on agroforestry
Energy plantations - choice of species and management
Lopping of top-feed species such as frequemcy and intensity of lopping
Organic farming
Financial analysis and economic evaluation of agroforestry systems: cost benefit analysis and land equivalent ratio
Agroforestry practices and systems in different agro - ecological zones of india
Extent and causes of land denudation
Effects of deforestation on soil erosion, land degradation, environment and rural economy
Wastelands: their extent, characteristics and reclamation
Watershed management and its role in social, economic and ecological development
Biomass production for fuel wood, small timber, raw material for plant-based cottage industries, non-wood forest products such as gums, resins & tannins, medicinal plants, essential oils, edible fruits, spices, bamboo and canes
Wood quality and wood preservation
Plywood and pulp industries
Forest mensuration - definition, object and scope
Measurement of diameter, grith, height, stem form, bark thickness, crown width and crown length
Measurement methods and their principles
Measurement and computation of volume tables
Biomass measurement
Growth and increment
Measurement of crops
Forest inventory: kinds of enumeration, sampling methods, sample plots and photo interpretation
Geographic information systems and remote sensing - concept and scope
Definition,object and scope of silviculture
Site factors
Forest regeneration
Natural and artificial
Silvicultural systems
High forest and coppice systems
Silviculture of important tree species
Populus,eucalyptus,dalbergia,acacia,tectona,shorea,prosopis,casurina,pinus,gmelina,azadirachta,diaspyros,pterocarpus,anogeissus,santalum,quercus and albizia
Seed dormancy and methods for breaking dormancy
Seed testing and germination tests
Seed certificaion and ista rules
Forest nursery
Types of containers
Root trainers
Growing media and sowing methods
Management of nursery shading,watering,manuring,fertilizer application
Weed,control,insect pest and diseases control
Planting techniques
Planting pateerns
Plant spacing,manure and fertilizer application,irrigation/,moisture conservation techniques
Choice of species
Afforestation on difficult sites
Tending operations
Weeding,cleaning,improvement felling,pruning and girdling
Forest fires
Major forest pests and weeds
Forest management
Tree improvement
Forestry in bio-economic productivity of different agro eco systems and environmental management
Global overview and classification of agroforestry systems
Tree-crop interaction in agroforestry
Biomass production for fuel wood, small timber,raw material for plants-based cottage industries,non wood forest products such as gums,resins,tannins, medicinal plants, essential oils, edible fruits, bamboos and canes
Principles and criteria of plant selection in agroforestry
Resource use efficiency in agroforestry
Measurement of trees and stand
Climate change
Statistics
Agronomy
Crop ecology and geography
Weed management
Soil fertility and fertilizer use
Dryland agronomy
Crop production in problem soils
Crop production
Agricultural statistics
Sustainable land use systems
Basics of soil and water
Soil water relationship
Plant water relationship
Irrigation water management
Management of problematic soils and water
Environmental science
Definition and scope of environment science and its interrelationship with other sciences and agriculture
Origin and evolation of the earth and its environs-atmosphere: hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere
Biogeochemical cycles
Components of environment - biotic, abiotic and social
Weather and climate
History and evolution of human settlement
Effect of various development activities on environment
Basic ecological concepts - habitat ecology, systems ecology, synecology, autecology
Ecosystem concept
Structure and functions of biotic and abiotic components
Energy in ecosystems and environment
Energy exchange and productivity-food chains and food webs-ecological pyramids, nutrient cycles and recycle pathways
Population - characteristics and measurement
Communities - habitats, niches, population dynamics, species and individual in the ecosystem
Recent trends in ecology
Types characteristic features, structure and function of forest, grassland,plantation, desert
Aquatic and agro-ecosystem
Ecological succession - types and causes
Biodiversity concepts, levels and types, changes in tune and space, evolution, centres of origin of crops, species concept
Significance of biodiversity
Plant genetic resources, exploration and collection
Crop domestication, plant introductions
Migration and utilization
Iucn clauses and concept of threatened and endangered species
Biogeography
Principles of conservation of biological diversity in-situ and ex-situ
Causes of loss of biodiversity: introduction of exotics and invasive plants
Methods of conservation, role of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, biosphere reserves
National and global conservation measures, institutions and conventions
Indian biodiversity act 2002
Biodiversity and economics with special reference to india
Biodiversity in relation to global environment changes
Biodiversity hot spots in india and worls
Biodiversity and life security
Composition oa air
Air pollution: cources and classification of major air pollution
Smoke, smog, photochemical smog and spm
Methods of air pollution monitoring
Effects of air pollutants on crops, vegetation, animals and human health
Mitigation measures for combating air pollution
Factors affecting plant response to air pollution
Acid rain, physiological and biochemical effects of so2, hf, pan and o3 on vegetation, tocicity symptoms on vegetation, defence mechanism against air pollutants in plants, sensitive and tolerant plant species to air pollutants
National and international laws and policies on air pollution
Permissible limits of air pollutants in the residential commercial and industrial areas
Noise pollution-concept and effects
Soil and water pollution
Climate change
Energy consumption pattern in urban and rural India
Natural resources of india
Frequency distribution,mean,median, mode and standard deviation
Normal,binormal and poisson distribution
Correlations
Partial and multiple
Regression coefficients and multiple regression
Tests of significance f and chi-square tests
Experimental designs
Soil Sciences
Pedology
Soil physics
Soil chemistry
Soil fertility
Soil microbiology
Statistics
Agricultural Business management
General management
Business accounting & financial management
Marketing management
Management economics and farm management
Quantitative techniques
Strategic management and entrpreneurship
Agricultural economics
Economic teory
Agricultural development and policy
Natural resource and production economics
Agricultural finance and project management
Agricultural marketing and price analysis
Operations research methods
Agricultural extension
Fundamentals of extension and communication
Extension methods & farm journalism
Information communication technologies
Training & human resource development
Research methodology in extension education
Programme planning, evaluation & diffusion and adoption of innovations
Extension management
Entrepreneurial development
Developmental strategies and issues in extension
Gender sensitizan and empowerment
Agricultural statistics
Mathematical methods in statistics
Probability and mathematical statistics
Statistical inference
Applied multivariate analysis
Design of experiments
Sample surveys
Statistical genetics
Applied regression analysis
Optimizattion techniques and soft computing
Home science
Human nutrition, health and interventions
Food science and processing technologies
Textile science, fashion designing and garment production
Human development and family dynamics
Family resource management and consumer science
Home science extension and communication methods
Farm machinery and power
Farm mechianization and equipment
Farm machinery design
Farm machinery testing evaluation and management
Engines and tractor systems
Ergonomics and safety
Soil dynamics in tillage and traction
Energy in agriculture
Manufacturing technology
Instrumentation and measurement techniques
Computer application & information technology
Computer organization and architecture
Programming language & data structure
Software engineering
Networking & operation system
Compiler construction
Data base management system
Computer graphics
Artificial intelligence and soft computing
Statistics medeling and simulatoin
Bioinformatics
Land and water management engineering
Grounwater development wells and pumps
Open channel hydraulics
Soil, plant, water and atmosphere relationship
Hydrology and soil and water conservation
Watershed management
Irrigation water management
Management of degraded, waterlogged and other problematic soils and water
Bioinformatics
Concepts in computing
Programming languages
Database systems and biological databases
Mathematics and statistics
Biochemistry and molecular biology
Genomics and proteomics
Analytics bioinformatics
Molecular modelling
Algorithms and data structures in bioinformatics
Food technology
Introductory food technology
Technology of foods of plant origin
Technology of foods of animal origin
Food quality management
Food engineering/packaging and labelling
Food microbiology & biotechnology
Flavour chemistry technology
Consumer sciences/food product development/health foods
Agricultural structures & process engineering
Heat and mass transfer
Farm structures and farmstead planning
Storage engineering
Material handling packaging and transport
Post harvest operations
Processing technology and processing equipment design
Engineering properties & quality of biomaterials
Agri-project planning and management
Aquaculture processing technology & structures design
Dairy engineering, instrumentation and process control
Veterinary anatomy
Gross anatomy
Microanatomy
Developmental anatomy

ASRB ARS Main Exam Syllabus

Agricultural biotechnology
Cell structure and function
Biomolecules and metabolism
Enzymology
Molecular genetics
Gene expression
Molecular biology techniques
Gene cloning
Molecular biology
Plant molecular biology
Tissue culture
Plant genetic engineering
Molecular markers and genomics
Agricultural entomology
Systematics
Morphology
Embryology, internal anatomy and physiology
Ecology
Biological control
Chemical control and toxicology
Host plant resistance
Innovative approaches in pest control
Integrate pest management
Pestcide application equipments
Pests of field crops and their management
Pests of horticultural crops anf their management
Pests of stored products and their management
Arthrpod vectors of plant diseases
Honey bees and bee-keeping
Silkworms and sericulture
Lac insect
Other useful insects
Statistics and computer application
Agricultural microbiology
History of microbial world
Microbial ecology and physiology
Soil microbiology
Environmental microbiology and basic microbiological techniques
Microbial biotechnology
Economic botany & plant genetic resources
Plant taxonomy and biosystematics
Economically important plants-I
Economically important plants-II
Economically important plants-III
Biodiversity and plant genetic resources
Germplasm augmentation
Germlasm conservation
Biotechnology in PGR
Plant quarantine
Germplasm characterization, evaluation, maintenance and regeneration
Genetics & plant breeding
General genetics and plant breeding
Economics botany and plant breeding methods
Genome organization and cytogenetics of crop plants
Quantitative and biometrical genetics
Genetic engineering and biotechnology tools in plants breeding
Plant breeding for stress resistance and nutitional quality
Plant genetic resources and their regulatory system, varietal release and seed production
Statistical methods and field plot techniques
Nematology
History and economic importance
Nematode taxonomy and morphology
Nematological techniques
Nematode ecology
Plant nematode relationships
Nemotode physiology and cytology
Nematode management
Interactions of nematodes with soil organisms
Statistics
Plant biochemistry
Basic biochemistry and biomolecules
Intermediary metabolism
Enzymes, vitamins and hormones
Molecular biology
Techniques in biochemistry
Biochemistry of food-grains, fruits and vegetables
Photosynthesis
Plant metabolic processes
Plant molecular biology
Plant biotechnology/genetic engineering
Plant pathology
History and principles of plant pathology
Laboratory and analytical techniques
Physiological and molecular plant pathology
Mycology
Plant bacteriology
Plant virology
Plant disease epidemiology
Phanerogamic parasites and non-parasitic diseases
Fungal diseases of crop plants
Bacterial and viral diseases of crop plants
Management of plant diseases
Plant physiology
Cell organelles and water relations
Metabolic processes and growth regulation
Crop productivity and modeling
Abiotic stress responses in plants
Plant growth regulators and plant development
Mineral nutrition
Climate and climate change
Seed physiology
Physiology of flowering and reproduction
Physiology of horticultural and plantation crop species
Post-harvest physiology
Morphogenesis, tissue culture and plant transformation
Seed science and technology
Seed biology
Seed production
Seed processing
Seed quality control
Seed storage
Seed health
Seed industry development and marketing
Protection of plant varieties
Floriculture and landscaping
Breeding
Production technology of cut flowers
Production technology for loose flowers
Landscaping
Protected floriculture
Value addition
Turfing and turf management
Computer aided designing for outdoor and indoorscaping
Fruit science
Tropical and dry land fruit production
Subtropical and temperate fruit production
Biodiversity and conservation
Canopy management in fruit crops
Breeding of fruit crops
Post harvest technology
Biotechnology of fruit crops
Growth and development
Protected fruit culture
Spies, plantation, medicinal & aromatic plants
Production of plantation crops
Production technology of spice crops
Agronomy of medicinal, aromatic and under-utilized crops
Breeding of plantation crops and spices
Breeding of medicinal and aromatic crops
Processing of plantation crops, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants
Organic spice and plantation crop production technology
Vegetable science
Production technology of cool season vegetable crops
Production technology of warm season vegetable crops
Breeding of vegetable crops
Growth and development
Seed production
Systematics of vegetable crops
Production technology of underexploited vegetable crops
Post harvest technology of vegetable crops
Animal biochemistry
Scope of biochemistry and molecular biology in animal sciences
General description of cell culture, hybridoms and animal cloning
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
Unit 7
Unit 8
Unit 9
Unit 10
Animal biotechnology
Cell biology
Molecular biology
Gene structure and expression
Genetic engineering anf recombinant dna technology
Animal Tissue and hybridoma technology
Embryo transfer and related techniques
Molecular biology techniques
Animal genetics and breeding
Overview of genetics
Advanced genetics
Overview of breeding
Genetic properties of population
Population genetics
Genetic stretegies
Selection & selection experiments
Genetic laboratory techniques
Research techniques for quantitative animal genetics
Laboratory animal breeding
Animal nutrition
Energy and proteins
Minerals, vitamins and feed additives
Rumen eco-system and functions
Non-ruminant nutrition
Nutrient requirements
Forage conservation and evaluation
Feed processing and technology
Ant-metabolites and toxic principles
Elements of research methodology
Clinical nutrition
Animal physiology
Cellular basis of animal physiology
Blood and circulation
Respiration
Excretion
Digestion
Muscle physiology
Nervous system
Endocrinology
Reproduction
Physiology of growth
Climate physiology
Behavioral physiology
Animal reproduction and gynaecology
Veterinary gynaecology
Reproductive endocrinology
Accident during gestation
Veterinary obstetrics
Andrology
Male infertility
Frozen semen technology and articial insemination
Reproductive technology
Infertility in cows and buffaloes
Reproduction anf infertility in ovine/caprine
Reprodution and infertility in swine
Equine reproduction
Canine and feline reduction
Dairy chemistry
Milk constituents, their normal contents and physical and chemical nature
Specific compositional differences among milk from various species
Variations in milk composition due to breed, feed, season, stage of lactation and mastitis
Colostrum and abnormal milks, physical properties of milk
Acid base equilibria, oxidation-reduction potential, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, freezing point, electrical equilibria among milk salts
Effect of various treatments on salt equilibria
Salt balance and its importance in processing of milk
Water activity, and its effect on shelf life
Colloids, properties and colloidal stability of milk
Emulsions, foams and gels formation, their stability and importance in dairy processing
Lactose - structure, isomers, physical, chemical and biochemical properties
Browning mechanisms
Estimation and biosynthesis
Lactose intolerance
Significance of carbohydrates in milk and milk products
Distribution of trace elements in milk and their technological and nutritional importance
Water soluble vitamins - molecular structure and their levels in milk and milk products, biological significance, and factors affecting their levels
Levels, distribution, isolation and genetic polymorphism of different milk proteins
Casein micelles - structure, size distribution, stability and physico-chemical properties
Casein models
Amino acid composition and physico-chemical properties of different fractions of caseins
Whey process, denaturation of milk proteins as influenced by temperature, ph and additives
Biosynthesis, structure, function and physico-chemical properties of a-lactalbumin and b-lactoglobulin, immunoglobulins, lysozyme, lactoferrins, lipoproteins and fat-globule membrance proteins and their importance
Milk protein allergenicity
Role in immune response
Chemistry of milk enzymes and their significance with reference to milk processing and milk products
Kinetics of chemical reactions and enzyme kinetics
Casein hydrolysate, co-precipitates, and whey protein concentrates
Bioactive peptides
Milk lipids - classification, composition, structure and general physical and chemical properties
Auto-oxidation - definition, theories, factors affecting, prevention and measurement
Antioxidants - mechanism of reaction and estimation
Lipolysis
Fatty acids - profile, properties and affecting factors
Unsaponifiable matter
Cholesterol - structure, forms, importance and level in milk
Chemistry of phospholipids and their role in milk and milk , cream, butter and ghee
Biosynthesis of milk fat
Cla biosynthesis and its nutritional and health benefits
Milk adulteration and detection methods
Estimation methods for antibiotics
Pesiticides,heavy metals,lactose,lactate,protein,total solid,fat,salt,vitamin c,calcium,phosphorous,iron,citric acid in milk and milk products
Estimation of vitamin a
Estimation of starch in food
Measurement of bod and cod in dairy waste
Size distribution of fat globules,creaming phenomenon, composition and properties of cream and dry cream
Chemisty of neutralization and ripening
Butter
Mechanism of churning during butter preparation
Desi and creamery butter
Composition,properties,microstructure, grading, standards and defects
Differences in cow and buffalo ghee
Hydrolytic and oxidative deterioration of ghee their causes and prevention
Adulteration of ghee and methods of detection
Ghee grading
Antioxidants
Heat stbility of milk as affected by various milk constituents and additives
Role of protein-protein interaction and age gelation of uht milk
Subsequent storage
Compositional differences between condensed and evaporated milk
Dried milk
Structure and physico chemical properties
Physical properties of instant powder,infant food
Spoilage of milk powder and its control
Khoa
cheese
Ice cream
Definition of quality,quality control and assurance
Standards,statutory and voluntary organization
Pfa act,sampling,labelling,pfa and agmark,bis,iso9000 standards for milk products
Total quality management, sensory evalution of milk and milk products
Calibration of glasswares
Legal requirements of packaging material and product information,nutrition labelling
Spectroscpy-uv-vis spectrophotometry,ir
Separation techniques
Tlc,glc,hplc lon exchange, size exclusion,affinity chromatorgraphy,analytical,sedimentation,sedimentation equilibrium,isopycnic ultracentrifugation
Ultrafiltration
Preipitation y salting out agents
Electrophoresis
Flame photometry and potentiometry
Dairy microbiology
Microflora associated with milk and milk products and their importance
Morphological, natural, physiological, spoilage and pathogenic characteristics of commonly occuring microbes in milk and milk products
Newer approaches for classification of microorganisms
Types of microbes in normal and mastitic milk andimportance of somatic cell counts
Food poisoning, food infections, toxi-infections and other milk borne diseases
Emerging food borne pathogens associated with milk and milk products
Epidemiological studies using DNA fingerprinting techniques like rapd, rflp, dgge, tgge, rep-pcr, etc
Sources of microbial contamination of raw milk and their relative importance in influencing quality of milk during production, collection, transportation and storage
Microbial and chemical changes in raw milk during chilling and refrigeration
Bacteriological aspects of processing techniques like bactofugation, thermisation, pasteurization, sterilization, boiling, uht, pulsed field treatment and membrancefiltration of milk
Types of spoilages in heat-treated milks
Enumeration of heat resistant microbes
Germination and sporulation of bacterial spores
Prevention of post-processing contamination in heated milk
Identification of source of contamination in heat treated milks
D, f and z values for various microbes
Heat induced damage and repair in bacterial cells
Role of resuscitation in recovery of heat injured microbial cells
Bacteriological grading of raw and heat-treated milk
Microbiological spoilage aspects of thermally processed milks
Role of psychrotrophic, thermoduric, thermophilic bacteria and their metabolites in milk spoilage, biofilms
Naturally occuring preservative systems in milk like lp system, immunoglobulins, lysozyme, lactoferrin, etc
Preservation of milk and milk products by physical (irradiation) and chemical agents
Foos grade biopreservatives (gras), bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria
Nisin and other antimicrobial potentials of lab by recombinant dna technology and genetic engineering
Residues of antibiotics, detergents, sanitizers, pesticides and aflatoxins in milk, mode of action on mimcrobes and biological consequences - as well as their detection by newer approaches like charm test, hplc, elisa and biosensor based techniques
Microbiological quality of fat rich products (cream and butter)
Frozen dairy products (ice-cream)
Concentrated dairt products (evaporated and sweetened condensed milk) and dried milks (roller and spary dried milks and infant foods)
Factors influencing the microbiological quality of above products during their production, processing, handling, storage and distribution
Microbial defects associated with these products and their control
Microbiological safety in relation to potential pathogens and their public health significance
National and international microbiological standards for dairy products (bis, icmsf, codex alimentarius standards)
Lactic acid bacteria (lab) as starters
Tyeps of starter cultures and their classification
Identification of lab based on conventional and molecular techniques such as 16s rrna sequencing
Rbotyping, pcr and dna fingerprinting
Microbiology of starter cultures
Single and multiple strain cultures, and custom cultures
Associative growth of starter cultures
Concepts of starter growth and metabolism of lactose and citrate
Production of taste and aroma compounds by starters in fermented milks and milk products
Changes caused by starters in milk during growth
Modern trends in propagation, production and preservation of starter cultures
Production of starter concentrates
Dvs starters: judging of starter quality anf activity
Starter defects
Starter failure
Intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with starter failure
Bacteriophages of dairy starters and their impact on dairy industry
Prevention and control of starter failures
Genetics and molecular biology of acid flavour and therapeutic properties of lab
Role of plasmids in their metabolism
Genetic manipulation of lab for ameliorated performance
Food grade cloning and expression vectors
Lab as hosts for expression for heterologous proteins and development of food grade oral vaccines
Lab genome projects
Dairy products as functional health foods
Lab as probiotics in development of health foods
Selection criteria,colonization and functional properties
Antibacterialand therapeutic properties of probiotic cultures
Survival and stability of probiotics in halth foods,gut and their traking
Concept of probiotics and synbiotic
Genetic markers of probiotic functions and their application for mass screening
Genomis of probiotic lactobacilli and bifidobacteria
Cloning and sequencing of probiotic genes
Sequence analysis
Blast, clustal w and clustal x
Pair wise and multiple alignment
Homology and phylogenetic tree/dendrograms
Role of starters in the preparation of yoghurt,koumiss,kefir,cultured buttermilk,and whey based beverages and other fermented products
Therapeutic properties of fermented food
Microbial defects in these products,safety and their prevention and control
Microbiology of hard, semi-hard and soft varieties of cheese
Role of starter culture and non-starter lactic acid bacteria during preparation and ripening of cheese
Accelerated ripening of cheese
Production and use of microbial rennet substitutes
Recombinant chymosin and its application
Defects in cheese
Microbiological quality of indigenous dairy products,viz,khoa and chhana based sweets
Sources of microbial contamination,their role in spoilage of these products and their microbiological safety, prevention and control
Role of personnel and environmental hygiene at the level of production and processing
Need for microbiological standards for assessing the quality and safety of indigenious products
Concept of tqm and haccp implementation in improvement of quality and safety of indigenous products
Current role of modified packaging for extending the shelf stabilty of indigenous dairy products
Antimicrobial packaging,controlled and modified atmosphere based technologies
Preparation of byproducts from dairy effluents by microbial fermentation
Cleaning and sanitiztion of equipments,machineries and other contact surfaces used in production and processing of milk and milk products
Types of detergents and their mechanisms of soil removal from the surfaces
Efficacy of sanitizers
Factors affecting activity of detergents and sanitizers
Built detergents,commercial detergents and combined detergents-sanitizers
Biological consequences of dairy waste disposal
Disposal of dairy effluents after microbial treatment
Bod and cod analysis in dairy
Microbiological aspects of quality control and quality assurance in production of milk and milk products
Good manufacturing practices and the relevance and sanitary standard operationg procedures
Importance of totl quality management in dairy industry
Application of haccp programme in dairy industry
Safety concerns of bio-film formation on equipment surfaces and their control measures
Risk assessment approaches and role of productive microbiology in dairy foods
Conventional and current methods like imepdence, atp luminrdvrnvr pyruvate
Application of immunological,pcr,rial time pcr,dna probes
Detection of food pathogens
Biosafety of genetically modified organisms foods
Dairy technology
Market milk
Fat rich dairy products
Frozen milk products
Cheese and fermented milk products
Concentrated and dried milk products
Indigrnous milk products
Utilization of milk byproducts
Packaging of milk and milk products
Cleaning and sanitation
Advances in dairy technology
Legal and quality aspects for milk and milk products
Livestock product technology
Basic and general aspects of livestock products
Abattoir and poultry processing plants
Processing and preservation
Wool, mohair and fur
Packaging
Quality control
Marketing
Livestock production management
General
Breeding management
Feeding management
Reproduction management
Shelter management
Health management
Production and management of cattle and buffalo
Production and management of other animals
Wildlife management
Forage production and conservation
Economics and marketing of livestock and poultry and their products
Poultry science
Poultry genetics and breeding
Poultry nutrition
Avian physiology
Poultry products technology
Poultry management
Economics and marketing
Poultry health management
Veterinary medicine
General medicine
Diagnosis of animal diseases
Gastronterology
Diseases of cardiovascular and pulmonary system
Diseases of urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal and intgumentary systems
Production and deficiency diseases
Common toxicities
Infectious diseases
Parasitic diseases
Poultry diseases
Veterinary jurisprudence and ethics
Special therapeutic approaches
Prevention and control of diseases
Common diseases of zoo, laboratory animals and wildlife
Veterinary microbiology
General bacteriology
Systematic bacteriology
General virology
Systematic virology
Mycology
Immunology
Molecular cell biology
Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary helminthology
Veterinary entomology
Clinical parasitology
Parasitic zoonoses
Management of livestock parasitism
Immuno parasitology
Diagnostic parasitology
Veterinary pathology
Introduction, history and etiology
Haemodynamics derangements, degeneration and necrosis
Inflammation and healing
Immunopathology
Genetically determined diseases
Disturbances in cell growth and oncology
Postmortem diagnosis and histopathological techniquies
Clinical pathology
Systematic pathology
Pathology of infectious diseases
Avian pathology
Nutritional and production pathology
Pathology of toxicosis
Pathology of diseases of laboratory and wild animals
Veterinary pharmacology
General pharmacology
Drug acting on central nervous system
Drugs acting on humoral and autonomic nervous systems
Drugs acting on digestive system
Drug action on uro-genital system
Endocrine pharmacology
Autacoids
Chemotherapy
Toxicology
Ecotoxicology
Miscellaneous topics
Veterinary public health
Veterinary public health
Milk hygiene
Meat hygiene
Food-borne infecttions and intoxications
Zoonoses
Environmental hygiene
Epidemiology
Experimental animal medicine
Health education
Standard guidelines and legislation
Microbiology in public health
Veterinary surgery
General surgery
Anaesthesia
Radiology
Orthopaedics and lameness
Surgery of head and neck region
Thoracic surgery
Abdominal and pelvic surgery
Aquaculture
Aquaculture system
Species selection criteria for various culture practices
Broodstock development and management
Farm design, construction and operational management
Fisheries resources management
Fisheries resources
Fishery biology
Aquatic environment
Fisheries management
Fishing technology
Economics and marketing
Fisheries livelihood
Fish processing technology
Craft technology
Gear technology
Process biochemistry
Fish processing technology
Microbiology, quality management and certification
Fishery enginerring
Economics and marketing
Fish nutrition
Principle of fish nutrition
Nutritional physiology
Feed formulation, feed technology and feeding management
Nutrition and fish health
Nutrigenomics
Fish helth
Introduction to fish health and pathology
Diseases of fish
Aqatic environment and fish health
Diseases diagnosis
Defence systems and tumours
Diseases prevention and control
Fish genetics & breeding
Principles of fish genetics and breeding
Population and quantitative genetics
Genetics tools for aquaculture application
Breeding of fish and shellfish
Conservation, bionformatics
Agricultural chemicals
General chemistry
Chromatography and spectroscopic techniques
Chemistry of natural products
Naturally occurring insecticides
Synthetic insecticides, fungicides, nematicides and rodenticides
Herbicides and plant growth regulators
Agrochemical formultions
Pesticide residues and their dynamics in the environment
Agrochemicals-regulation and quality control
Natural resource management
Environment pollution: implications and remediation
Data analysis
Agricultural meteorology
General climatology
Agricultural climatology
Micrometeorology
Evapotranspitration
Crop weather modeling
Weather forecasting for agriculture
Agroforestry
National forest policy 1894, 1952 and 1988
Indian forest act, 1927
Forest conservation act, 1980 and wildlife protection act, 1972
Forests-extent, basis for classification and distribution in India
Geographical distribution and salient features of major world forest types
Phytogeographical regions and vegetation of India
Role of forests in national economy - productive, protective and ameliorative, tribal and rural livelihoods
Forest types of India
Distribution and types
Succession, climax and retrogression
Concepts of biomass, productiivity, energy flow and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystem
Migration and dispersal mechanism
Concept and definition of agroforestry, social forestry, community forestry and farm forestry
Benefits and constraints of agroforestry
Historical development of agroforestry and overview of global agroforestry systems
Classification of agroforestry systems
Structural, functional, socio-economic and ecological
Diagnosis and design of agroforestry system
Land capabilikty classification and land use
Criteria oa an ideal agroforestry design, productivity, sustainability and adoptability
Multipurpose tree species and their characteristics suitable for agroforestry
Plant management practics in agroforestry
Tree-crop interactions: ecological and economic
Concept of complementarity, supplementarity and competition
Productivity, nutrient cycling and light, water and nutrient competition in agroforestry
Concept of allelopathy and its impact on agroforestry
Energy plantations - choice of species and management
Lopping of top-feed species such as frequemcy and intensity of lopping
Organic farming
Financial analysis and economic evaluation of agroforestry systems: cost benefit analysis and land equivalent ratio
Agroforestry practices and systems in different agro - ecological zones of india
Extent and causes of land denudation
Effects of deforestation on soil erosion, land degradation, environment and rural economy
Wastelands: their extent, characteristics and reclamation
Watershed management and its role in social, economic and ecological development
Biomass production for fuel wood, small timber, raw material for plant-based cottage industries, non-wood forest products such as gums, resins & tannins, medicinal plants, essential oils, edible fruits, spices, bamboo and canes
Wood quality and wood preservation
Plywood and pulp industries
Forest mensuration - definition, object and scope
Measurement of diameter, grith, height, stem form, bark thickness, crown width and crown length
Measurement methods and their principles
Measurement and computation of volume tables
Biomass measurement
Growth and increment
Measurement of crops
Forest inventory: kinds of enumeration, sampling methods, sample plots and photo interpretation
Geographic information systems and remote sensing - concept and scope
Definition,object and scope of silviculture
Site factors
Forest regeneration
Natural and artificial
Silvicultural systems
High forest and coppice systems
Silviculture of important tree species
Populus,eucalyptus,dalbergia,acacia,tectona,shorea,prosopis,casurina,pinus,gmelina,azadirachta,diaspyros,pterocarpus,anogeissus,santalum,quercus and albizia
Seed dormancy and methods for breaking dormancy
Seed testing and germination tests
Seed certificaion and ista rules
Forest nursery
Types of containers
Root trainers
Growing media and sowing methods
Management of nursery shading,watering,manuring,fertilizer application
Weed,control,insect pest and diseases control
Planting techniques
Planting pateerns
Plant spacing,manure and fertilizer application,irrigation/,moisture conservation techniques
Choice of species
Afforestation on difficult sites
Tending operations
Weeding,cleaning,improvement felling,pruning and girdling
Forest fires
Major forest pests and weeds
Forest management
Tree improvement
Forestry in bio-economic productivity of different agro eco systems and environmental management
Global overview and classification of agroforestry systems
Tree-crop interaction in agroforestry
Biomass production for fuel wood, small timber,raw material for plants-based cottage industries,non wood forest products such as gums,resins,tannins, medicinal plants, essential oils, edible fruits, bamboos and canes
Principles and criteria of plant selection in agroforestry
Resource use efficiency in agroforestry
Measurement of trees and stand
Climate change
Statistics
Agronomy
Crop ecology and geography
Weed management
Soil fertility and fertilizer use
Dryland agronomy
Crop production in problem soils
Crop production
Agricultural statistics
Sustainable land use systems
Basics of soil and water
Soil water relationship
Plant water relationship
Irrigation water management
Management of problematic soils and water
Environmental science
Definition and scope of environment science and its interrelationship with other sciences and agriculture
Origin and evolation of the earth and its environs-atmosphere: hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere
Biogeochemical cycles
Components of environment - biotic, abiotic and social
Weather and climate
History and evolution of human settlement
Effect of various development activities on environment
Basic ecological concepts - habitat ecology, systems ecology, synecology, autecology
Ecosystem concept
Structure and functions of biotic and abiotic components
Energy in ecosystems and environment
Energy exchange and productivity-food chains and food webs-ecological pyramids, nutrient cycles and recycle pathways
Population - characteristics and measurement
Communities - habitats, niches, population dynamics, species and individual in the ecosystem
Recent trends in ecology
Types characteristic features, structure and function of forest, grassland,plantation, desert
Aquatic and agro-ecosystem
Ecological succession - types and causes
Biodiversity concepts, levels and types, changes in tune and space, evolution, centres of origin of crops, species concept
Significance of biodiversity
Plant genetic resources, exploration and collection
Crop domestication, plant introductions
Migration and utilization
Iucn clauses and concept of threatened and endangered species
Biogeography
Principles of conservation of biological diversity in-situ and ex-situ
Causes of loss of biodiversity: introduction of exotics and invasive plants
Methods of conservation, role of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, biosphere reserves
National and global conservation measures, institutions and conventions
Indian biodiversity act 2002
Biodiversity and economics with special reference to india
Biodiversity in relation to global environment changes
Biodiversity hot spots in india and worls
Biodiversity and life security
Composition oa air
Air pollution: cources and classification of major air pollution
Smoke, smog, photochemical smog and spm
Methods of air pollution monitoring
Effects of air pollutants on crops, vegetation, animals and human health
Mitigation measures for combating air pollution
Factors affecting plant response to air pollution
Acid rain, physiological and biochemical effects of so2, hf, pan and o3 on vegetation, tocicity symptoms on vegetation, defence mechanism against air pollutants in plants, sensitive and tolerant plant species to air pollutants
National and international laws and policies on air pollution
Permissible limits of air pollutants in the residential commercial and industrial areas
Noise pollution-concept and effects
Soil and water pollution
Climate change
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ASRB ARS 2019 Exam Pattern

ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

ASRB ARS Preliminary Examination

Stages

Type of Questions

Marks

Time

ASRB ARS Prelims

Objective Type 

150

2 hours

ASRB ARS Mains

Descriptive Type

240

3 hours

Viva Voce


60



ASRB ARS Preliminary Examination:

  • ARS prelims examination shall have one paper of 150 marks with all multiple choice objective questions to be attempted in two hours 

  • The ASRB ARS examination will be conducted in an online format at the designated centres

  • The questions of the Examination will be available in bilingual form i.e. Hindi and English medium

  • Candidates must mark the answers in the computer itself by the following the instruction provided on the screen

  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in ASRB ARS examination (Objective Type)

  • There will be no rounding off of fractions of marks

  • This is a qualifying examination and marks scored will not be counted for final selection

ASRB ARS Main Exam Exam Pattern

ASRB ARS Exam Pattern

Stages

Type of Questions

Marks

Time

ASRB ARS Prelims

Objective Type 

150

2 hours

ASRB ARS Mains

Descriptive Type

240

3 hours

Viva Voce


60



ASRB ARS Mains Examination

  • ARS mains examination paper will have only one paper of 240 marks in the respective disciplines, to be attempted in 3 hours duration

  • The paper shall be divided into three parts A, B and C

  • Part ‘A’ will consist of 40 questions of 2 marks each

  • In this part, answers required will be of very short, not exceeding ten words at the most

  • Part ‘B’ will have 20 questions of 5 marks each requiring one or two paragraphs and/or graphic explanation

  • Part ‘C’ will have 6 essay type or descriptive type questions

  • Each question will carry 10 marks and may have two or more parts

  • Answers are required to be written in the space provided below the question

  • All questions in parts ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ will be compulsory

ASRB ARS 2019 Admit Card

ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam Admit Card

ASRB ARS Admit Card Prelims

Only those candidates who will successfully submit the application form can download ASRB ARS admit card, by entering with their roll number and date of birth in the login window. The ASRB ARS admit card will be made available in online mode. No hard copy of the admit card will be sent to the candidates by post. Before downloading the ASRB ARS admit card, candidates should read the instructions carefully.

ASRB ARS Main Exam Admit Card

ASRB ARS Admit Card  Mains

The mains ASRB ARS admit card will be available online for only those candidates shortlisted in the ARS Preliminary examination. Candidates after downloading the ASRB ARS admit card for mains exam should a take print out of the same. The print out of ASRB ARS hall ticket along with photo-identity proof should be carried to the exam centre on the day of the exam. 

How to download ASRB ARS admit card?

To download the admit card of ASRB ARS follow the instructions below:

    • Click on the link (ASRB ARS admit card link will be activated as soon as it is released ASRB)

    • Enter login details like registration ID and date of birth

    • ASRB ARS admit card will appear on the screen

    • Download and take printouts of the admit card for future use

ASRB ARS 2019 Exam Centers

ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Anand
Karnataka Bengaluru
Meghalaya Shillong
Uttar Pradesh Bareilly
Lucknow
West Bengal Barrackpore
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Kerala Kochi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Rajasthan Jodhpur
Haryana Karnal
Punjab Ludhiana
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Bihar Patna
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Himachal Pradesh Shimla

ASRB ARS Main Exam Exam Centers

State City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Bihar Patna
Uttar Pradesh Varanasi

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Voter card
  • Two photographs

ASRB ARS 2019 Result

ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam Result

ASRB ARS  Prelims Examination Result

The prelims result of ASRB ARS will be declared in online mode. Candidates will be able to download the result by entering the roll number and date of birth in the login window. Only those candidates who will secure more than or equal to the cutoff marks category-wise and discipline wise will be allowed to appear in the mains examination.

ASRB ARS Main Exam Result

ASRB ARS Mains Examination Result

The mains result of ASRB ARS will be available online only. The mains result can be checked by entering roll number and date of birth (same as entered in the online application form) in the login window. The candidates also have to secure more than or equal to the cutoff marks as per their discipline and category. Candidates who are declared qualified in ASRB ARS mains result will have to take a printout of the detailed application form (DAF) and send to the Board along with self-attested copies of the document/certificates as a proof of their candidature. The printout of the application form along with the required documents have to be submitted during Viva Voce.

ASRB ARS 2019 Cutoff

ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam Cutoff

The cutoff of ASRB ARS is prescribed by ASRB. As per previous year’s ASRB ARS cutoff, the prelims minimum marks required for qualifying ASRB ARS prelims examination is given below:

  • Un-reserved (UR) - 67.5 (45%)

  • OBC - 60.0 (40%) 

  • SC / ST/ Divyang - 52.5 (35%)

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
Feb 2019 General 45
OBC 40
SC 35
ST 35

ASRB ARS 2019 GD and PI Process

ASRB ARS  Viva Voce Result

The Viva Voce will be conducted by the ASRB board to assess the candidate’s suitability. Through viva voce, the candidate's understanding of the examination (written) will be checked. After viva voce, a merit list will be prepared by the board for each category and subject. Candidates who obtain such minimum aggregate marks in the written papers and viva-voce as prescribed by the board will be appointed based on the number of vacancies announced by the council under each discipline.

Tie Breaking Resolution

If two or more candidates secure the same marks (ASRB mains examination + viva-voce) than a tiebreaking resolution will be determined. 

  1. Candidates securing more marks in the ASRB ARS mains examination will be ranked higher

  2. In the case where the marks mentioned at (a) above are equal, the candidate elder in age will be given the higher rank.

Documents Required at Counselling

ASRB ARS Preliminary Exam Documents Required at Counselling

  • Voter card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • PAN card
  • Two photographs
  • ASRB ARS 2019 admit card

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