About ASRB NET 2019

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) conducts a combined ASRB NET exam for determining the eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Agricultural Universities (AUs). Before applying for ASRB NET, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authority. To appear in ASRB NET candidates must have a master’s degree in any discipline with specialization from any institute recognized by the government of India. The exam is held in an online Computer Based Test across 26 states in India. Selection in NET will be based on the marks scored in the online test and securing the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by ASRB. Candidates who will clear the entrance tests are issued a NET certificate to apply for the vacancies available in State Agricultural Universities/Agricultural Universities.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
Duration 2 Hours

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ASRB NET 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

09 Jan, 2020 - 11 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

24 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

15 Oct, 2019 - 04 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

ASRB NET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NET exams will be prescribed by ARSB. Candidates have to fulfil eligibility conditions regarding age limits, educational qualifications, number of attempts as prescribed for by the exam conducting authority.

ASRB NET 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 NET Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit 

Candidates should have attained 21 years. There will be no upper age limit for appearing NET exam.

ASRB NET Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned Discipline

and specialization completed on or before June 24, 2019, from any Indian University

or they should have a qualification from a foreign University recognized as equivalent by the Government of India (GoI).

ASRB NET Eligibility Criteria - Number of Attempts

There is no restrictions or limits to appear in the ASRB NET examination. 

ASRB NET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

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

The online application form of ASRB NET will be available online. The application process of ASRB NET includes five steps:

Part I - Registration and entering personal details

Part II - Educational Details

Part III - Uploading Of Photograph and Signature 

Part IV - Payment of application fees

Part V - Slot Booking

Documents to be kept ready before filling the online form:

  • Combined Notification for ASRB NET
  • Name ( as recorded in Secondary level Examination certificate)
  • Father’s name ( as recorded in the Secondary level Examination certificate)
  • Complete Address for Correspondence
  • Complete Permanent Address
  • Matriculation or equivalent Certificate
  • Master’s Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/ Marksheets; if available.
  • Doctorate Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/ Marksheet; if available.
  • Centre opted 
  • Scanned copy of recent passport size photograph taken against the white
  • background only, of a maximum size of 150 kB in .jpg format only with the
  • face covering at least 2/3 rd of the total space and taken without spectacles
  • Scanned copy of signatures taken in Black/Blue ink on a white paper only in .jpg format only
  • Details of Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking for online payment of fee
  • Valid and active e-mail id

How to fill ASRB NET Application Form?

ASRB NET 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 NET exam. Candidates have to enter discipline applied for, the name of the 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 NET 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

1. General (Unreserved) - 500

2. Other Backward Class - (OBC) 500

3. Women/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Divyang NIL - No

Slot availability checking

ASRB NET will be conducted online and the number of computers is limited at each centre. Therefore, candidates must submit their application form at the earliest since the slots for each centre and discipline are limited. If any discipline at any centre is full, candidates will have to select any other available slot/session as per their preferences depending upon the availability. No request for change of centre once selected and submitted will be considered.

Printout of ASRB NET application form and e-receipt - After payment, candidates must take a printout of the online application form and e-receipt of the payment for future reference. They should not send the print out to the ASRB office.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 500
Agricultural biotechnology
Cell structure and function
Biomolecules and metabolism
Molecular genetics
Gene expression
Molecular biology techniques
Gene cloning
Molecular biology
Plant molecular biology
Tissue cultur
Plant genetic engineering
Molecular markers and genomics
Agricultural entomology
Embryology, internal anatomy and physiology
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 micrbiology
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
Plants breeding for stress resistance and nutitional quality
Plant genetic resources and their regulatory system, varietal release and seed production
Statistical methods and fiels plot techniques
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
Plant biochemistry
Basic biochemistry and biomolecules
Intermediary metabolism
Enzymes, vitamins and hormones
Molecular biology
Techniques in biochemistry
Biochemistry of food-grains, fruits and vegetables
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
Plant bacteriology
Plant virology
Plant disease epidemilogy
Phenerogamic 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 transoformation
Seed science and technology
Seed production
Seed processing
Seed quality control
Seed storage
Seed health
Seed industry development and marketing protection of plant varieties
Floriculture and landscaping
Production technology of cut flowers
Production technology for loose flowers
Protected floriculture
Value addition
Turfing and turf management
Computer aided designing for outdoor and indoorscaping
Fruit science
Subtropical and temperate fruit production
Biodiversity and conservation
Canopy management in fruit crops
Breeding of fruit crops
Post harvest technology
Growth and development
Protected fruit culture
Spies, plantation, medical & aromatic plants
Production of plantation crops
Production technology of spice crops
Acronomy 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 tech. 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
unit-1 Extra and intracellular communication
General description of cell culture, hybridoms and animal cloning
unit-2 Structure and properties of biologically important carbohydrates including storage and structral polysaccharides, mucopolysaccharides, blood group sunstances, peptidoglycans and bactetial polysaccharides
Structure and properties of fatty acids, acyl glycerol, glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, sterols, bile acids and prostaglandins
Basic principles of isolation estimation and analysis of carbohydrates and lipids
unit-3 Aminoacids, structure and properties
Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure od proteins
Glycoproteins, lipoproteins, nucleoproteins, fibrous and globular proteins
Structure and functions of immunoglobulins, myoglobin and hemoglobin
Physical and chemical properties of proteins
Structure of different types of nucleic acids
Acid base properties, sedimentation behaviour, hyperchromic effect, base sequencing and restriction analysis of dna
Computer applications in molecular biology, primer designing, sequence analysis and phylogenetic analysis
unit-4 Major classes of enzymes, general proerties,kinetics and mechanism of their action
Activation energy and transition state coenzymes and enzymes of clinical significance
Applications and scope of enzymes
unit-5 Bioenergetic,biological oxidation,respiratory chain
Glycolysis,pentose phosphate pathway and giycogenesis
Biosynthesis and oxidation of fatty acids
Volatile fatty acids as source of energy in reminants
Intergration of carbohydrate
Lipid and amino acid metabolism
Nucleic acid and amino acid metabolism
unit-6 Mechanism of storage, transmissions and expression of genetic information
Dna replication and control gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
Rna synthesis and factors regulating transcription
Biosynthesis of proteins
Features of genetic code in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
Wobble hypothesis, post-translational modification, degeneracy and regulation of translation
Basic principles of recombinant dna technology and its scope in animal health and production
Recombinant proteins and vaccines, safety, ethical issues and iprs in molecular biology
unit-7 Structure and metabolic functions of water soluble and lipid soluble vitamins
Trace elements and their role in biological processes
Deficiencies and nutritional significance of vitamins and trace elements in domestic animals and poultry, neutraceuticals & probiotics
General description of nature of hormones, receptors and mechanisms of their action
Metabolic function of different hormones and associated disorders due to hypo or hyper secretions of major endocrine glands viz
Pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas and gonads
unit-8 Blood composition and biochemical constituents of erthrocytes, leucocytes and platelets
Important plasma proteins and their functions
Haemoglobin in oxygen and carbon dioxide transport
Role of kidneys in acid base balance
Composition and metabolism of muscle, connective, tissue, cartilage, bone, nervous, tissue, adipose tissue and mammary tissue
Clinical significance of iron, iodine calcium and phosphorus metabolism in domestic animals and poultry
Biochemical tests for hepatic and renal functions
Urine composition and analysis
unit-9 Basic principles and use of lates photometric,chromatographic,eletrophoretic and rediosotopic methods of biochemical analysis
Methods of isolation
Purification and characterization of proteins
Determination of enzymes,hormones,vitamins
unit-10 Environmental pollution in relation to animal health and production biotechnology in pollution control
Biochemical basis of polluctant tolerance host defence mechanisms including antigenic and non-antigenic interactions
Oncogenes and mechanism of immuno suppression in cancer therapy and orgen tranplantation
Animal biotechnology
Cell biology
Molecular biology
Gene strusture and regulation of gene expression
Genetic engineering anf recombinant dna technology
Cell culture and hybridoma technology
Reproductive biotechnology 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
Muscle physiology
Nervous system
Physiology of growth
Climate physiology
Behavioral physiology
Animal reproduction and gynaecology
Veterinary gynaecology
Reproductive endocrinology
Accident during gestation
Veterinary obstetrics
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
unit-1 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
unit-2 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
unit-3 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
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
unit-4 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
Cream Size distribution of fat globules,creaming phenomenon, composition and properties of cream and dry cream
Chemisty of neutralization and ripening
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
unit-6 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
cheese Composition and varietal differences
Chemisty of rennin action
Influence of acidity,renneting and heat on the process of cheese manufacture.
Changes during manufacture and ripending
Role and mechanism of action of stabilizers and emulsifiers,rheological animal and plant
Theories and metabolic pathways of fermentation
Dahi,yoghurt and acidophilus milk
Nutritional and therapeutic significance of fermented milk products.
Ice cream Composition and physical structure
Changes during ageing,freezing,hardening and defects
Role and mechanism of stabilizers and emulsifiers.
unit-9 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
unit-10 Spectroscpy-uv-vis spectrophotometry,ir.
Separation techniques
Tlc,glc,hplc lon exchange, size exclusion,affinity chromatorgraphy,analytical,sedimentation,sedimentation equilibrium,isopycnic ultracentrifugation
Preipitation y salting out agents
Flame photometry and potentiometry
Dairy microbiology
unit-1 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
unit-2 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
units-3 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.
unit-4 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)
unit-5 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
unit-6 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
unit-7 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
unit-8 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
unit-9 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
unit-10 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 products technology
Basic and general aspects of livestock products
Abattoir and poultry processing plants
Proc4essing and preservation
Wool, mohair and fur
Quality control
Livestock production and management
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
Diseases of cardiovascular and pulmonary system
Diseases of urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal and intgumentary systems
Production and deficiency diseases
Common toxicities
Infectious diseases
Infectous 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
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
Genetically determined diseases
Disturbances in cell growth and oncology
Postmortem diagnosis and histopathological techniques
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 urogenital system
Endocrine pharmacology
Miscellaneous topics
Veterinary public health
Veterinary public health
Milk hygiene
Meat hygiene
Food-borne infections and intoxications
Environmental hygiene
Experimental animal medicine
Health education
Standard guidelines and legislation
Microbiology in public health
Veterinary surgery
General surgery
Orthopaedics and lameness
Surgery of head and neck region
Thoracic surgery
Abdominal and pelvic surgery
Aquaculture system
Species selection criteria for various culture practices
Brood stock 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 engineering
Economics and marketing
Fish nutrition
Principle of fish nutrition
Nutritional physiology
Feed formulation, feed technology and feeding management
Nutrition and fish health
Fish helth
Introduction to fish health and pathology
Diseases of fish
Aquatic 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 formulations
Pesticide residues and their dynamics in the environment
Agrochemicals-regulation and quality control
Natural resource management
Environment pollution: implications and re-mediation
Data analysis
Agricultural meteorology
General climatology
Agricultural climatology
Crop weather modelling
Weather forecasting for agriculture
unit-1 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, productivity, energy flow and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystem
Migration and dispersal mechanism
unit-2 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 capability classification and land use
Criteria oa an ideal agroforestry design, productivity, sustainability and adoptability
Multi-purpose tree species and their characteristics suitable for agroforestry
unit-3 Plant management practices in agroforestry
Tree-crop interactions: ecological and economic
Concept of complementarity, complementarity and competition
Productivity, nutrient cycling and light, water and nutrient competition in agroforestry
Concept of allopathy and its impact on agroforestry
Energy plantations - choice of species and management
Lopping of top-feed species such as frequency 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
unit-4 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
unit-5 Forest mensuration - definition, object and scope
Measurement of diameter, girth, 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
unit-6 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
Populous,eucalyptus,dalbergia,acacia,tectona shorea,prosopis,casurina,pinus,gmelina,azadirachta,diaspyros,pterocarpus,anogeissus,santalum,quercus and albizia
unit-7 Seed dormancy and methods for breaking dormancy
Seed testing and germination tests
Seed certification 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 patterns
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 Definition and scope
Concept of sustained yield and normal forest
Estimation of growing stock density and site quality
Management of even aged and uneven aged forest
Regulation of yield in regular and irregular forests by area, volume, increment and number of trees
Working plan
Join forest management
Conservation and management of natural resources including wildlife
Forest evaluation
Internal rate of return,present net worth and cost benefit analysis
Tree improvement Nature and extent of variations in natural population
Natural selection
Concept of seed source/provenance
Selection of superior trees
Seed production areas,exotic trees,land races
Collection,evaluation and maintenance of germ-plasm
Provenance testing
Genetic gains
Tree breeding
General principles,mode of pollination and floral structure
Basics of forest genetics
Hindenburg law,genetic,drift
Aims and methods of tree breeding
Seed orchard
Clonal forestry
Role of growth substances in vegetative propagation
unit-10 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 Diameter,girth,height, form and crown characteristics
Measurement methods and their principles
Volume/biomass estimation,volume tables
Measurement of range-land productivity
Forest enumeration
Sampling methods,sample plots,surveys and photo interpretation
Concept and application of gis and remote sensing
Introduction to internal rate of return,present net worth,cost benefit analysis and land equivalent ratio
Agroforestry and environmental conservation
Role of green revolution in forest conservation in India
Climate change Greenhouse effect,sources and sinks of green house gases,major greenhouses gases
Global climate change
Its history and future predictions
Impact and coastal ecosystems
International conventions on climate change
Global warming
Disaster management,floods, droughts,earthquakes
Tsunami,cyclones and landslides
Agroforestry and carbon sequestration
Statistics Definition,object and scope
Frequency distribution
Mean,median,mode and standard deviation,introduction to correlation and regression
Experimental designs
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
unit-1 Definition and scope of environment science and its interrelationship with other sciences and agriculture
Origin and evolution of the earth and its environs-atmosphere: hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere
Bio-geochemical cycles
Components of environment - biotic, abiotic and social
Weather and climate
History and evolution of human settlement
Effect of various development activities on environment
unit-2 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
unit-3 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
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 world
Biodiversity and life security
unit-4 Composition of air
Air pollution: courses and classification of major air pollution
Smoke, smog, and photochemical smog
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 Sources and types of soil and water pollutants
Effects of pollutants on soil health and productivity
Radioactive pollutants,their life time and disposal
Point and non-point sources of water pollution,major types of water pollutants,their impacts on environment and agro ecosystems
Pollution in fresh water bodies,ponds,lakes,rivers and wells
Effects of soil and water pollutants on crop plants,animals,micro-organism and human health
National and international laws and maximum permissible limits of soil and water pollutions
Impact on loss of biodiversity
Physical,chemical and biological properties of wastes
Resource,product recovery,recycling and value addition to wastes
Microbial,chemical and phytoremediation processes
Microbiological and public health aspects of waste disposal
Heavy metal contamination of environments,source and sinks of heavy metals
Climate change Global warming and greenhouse effect,sources and sinks of green house gases,major gases,analytical techniques of monitoring greenhouse gases in atmosphere
Global climate change
Climate change and food security
Contribution of agriculture and forestry to climate change
International conventions on climate change
Stratospheric ozone layer depletion effect of uv radiation on plants and human health
Adaptation and mitigation strategies of climate change,global dimming agrobiological effects of co2 fertilization on crops
Carbon sequestration and clean development mechanism
Energy consumption pattern in urban and rural India Types of renewable sources of energy
Solar energy
Design of solar photovoltaic systems,power generation for rural electrification
Water pumping
Solar ponds
Wind energy for mechanical and electrical power generation,types of wind mills
Geothermal and tidal energy
Biogas from animal and agricultural wastes,types of biogas plants,utilization of biogas for heating,cooking lighting and power generation
Characteristic of biogas slurry and its utilization
Energy from biogas
Liquid fuels from spectroscope,energy plantation crops
Concepts of producer gas
Animals draft power and its utilization in rural sector
Briquette of agro wastes for fuel
Potential of renewable energy sources in India
Integrated rural energy programme
Causes of failure of biogas plants in rural India
Natural resources of india Land,soil,water and forest and their conservation and management including wildlife
Effects of deforestation on soil erosion
Land degradation
Environment and rural economy
Soil and water conservation,rain water harvesting and watershed management
Desertification and biological invasion
Rain water harvesting
Mineral resources
Disaster management
Nuclear hazards
Environmental impact assessment of physical,chemical,biological and socio economics factors
Legislative implications of ela,environmental issues
Human population and environment
Population explosion
World food resources
World food problems
Environment and human health
Issues and possible solutions
Environmental policies and laws in India
Public environmental awareness
Human rights
Role of information technology in environmental and human health
Industrial pollutants
Sea weeds and their utilization in agar, alginic acid,carrageen,agarose and agaropectin production
Impact of green revolution on the environments
unit-9 Frequency distribution,mean,median, mode and standard deviation
Normal,bi-normal and poison distribution
Partial and multiple
Regression coefficients and multiple regression
Tests of significance f and chi-square tests
Experimental designs
Soil science
Soil physics
Soil chemistry
Soil fertility
Soil microbiology
Agri business management
General management
Business accounting & financial management
Marketing management
Management economics and farm management
Quantitative techniques
Strategic management and entrepreneurship
Agriculture economics
Economic theory
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 sensitize 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
Optimization 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 mechanization 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 modelling and simulation
Land and water management engineering
Ground water 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
Concepts in computing
Programming languages
Database systems and biological databases
Mathematics and statistics
Biochemistry and molecular biology
Genomics and proteomics
Analytic 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 bio-materials
Agri-project planning and management
Aquaculture processing technology & structures design
Dairy engineering, instrumentation and process control
Veterinary anatomy
Gross anatomy
Micro anatomy
Developmental anatomy

ASRB NET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • There will be one paper of 150 marks consisting of 150 objective type multiple choice questions to be solved in 2 (Two) hours
  • Each question carries one mark

  • These 150 questions shall be derived from the respective discipline in which the candidate has opted to appear

  • Each question carries one mark. These 150 questions shall be derived from the respective discipline in which the candidate has opted to appear. 

  • 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in the NET (I). There will be no rounding off of fractions of marks

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

  • The answers are to be indicated on the Computer itself during the examination

  • The standard of the question paper will be based on Master’s degree of an Indian University in the relevant discipline

ASRB NET 2019 Admit Card

The ASRB NET admit card will be available in online mode. Only those candidates who will successfully submit the application form will be able to download ASRB NET admit card, by entering with their roll number and date of birth in the login window. The ASRB NET admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days prior to the completion of the exam. No hard copy of the admit card will be sent to the candidates by post. Before downloading the ASRB NET admit card, candidates should read the instructions carefully.

How to download ASRB NET admit card?

The steps to download the admit card of ASRB NET has been explained below:

  • Click on the link ‘ASRB NET admit card’ provided here on this page

  • In the login window, candidates will have to enter registration ID and date of birth.

  • Entering all details, the ASRB NET admit card will appear on the screen.

  • Download the admit card and take a print out of the same

ASRB NET 2019 Exam Centers

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

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter card
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Two photographs

ASRB NET 2019 Result

The result of ASRB NET will be declared online for all candidates appeared in the exam. The date of declaration of result of NET Examination will be the date of qualifying NET examination. To check the result candidates have to enter the roll number and date of birth (as entered in the online application) in the login window. Only those candidates who will secure more than or equal to the qualifying cutoff marks will be declared qualified in NET exam. Candidates qualified in NET(I) will be issued NET certificates to enable them to apply against vacancies to be notified or advertised by the State Agricultural Universities/Agricultural Universities. ASRB will issue the NET certificates after considering qualifications, category and more details given by the candidates in their online application form.

ASRB NET 2019 Cutoff

ASRB will release the ASRB NET cut off along with the notification. As per previous year’s ASRB NET cutoff, minimum marks required for qualifying National Eligibility Test are as given below:

  • Un-reserved(UR) 75.0 (50%)

  • OBC(Non-Creamy layer) 67.5 (45%)

  • SC/ST/Divyang 60.0 (40%)

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