ASRB ARS Exam 2023 | 260 Posts | Last Date: 26 July 2023

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ASRB ARS Exam 2023 notification announced for the ARS Exam for various disciplines. There are 260 vacancies available for the posts. Candidates with the qualification of PhD in relevant disciplines are eligible to apply. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below.

ASRB ARS Exam

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ASRB ARS Exam 2023:

Exam Agricultural Research Service Exam
Qualification PhD
Experience Freshers
Total Vacancies 260 Posts
Salary Rs 15,600 – 1,82,400/-pm
Job Location New Delhi
Application starts from 05 July 2023
Last Date 26 July 2023

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification: Candidate must hold a PhD Degree in the relevant subject (or) Disciplines.

Age Limit(01 January 2023): 21 – 35 Years.



Age Relaxation:

  • Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to SC or ST.
  • Upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward
  • Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation are applicable to such candidates, i.e,Non-creamy layer.
  • For PwBD candidates, the upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 10 years,
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC who are also covered under the PwBD category will be eligible for grant of cumulative age relaxation under both of their respective categories.
  • To other bonafide displaced persons/repatriates of Indian origin / Defence Services Personnel/Border Security Force Personnel etc. as per the existing instructions of the Government of India on the subject.

Salary: The Pay Band – 3 of Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 with RGP of Rs. 6000/- (revised Pay Level 10 -& Rs.7,700 — 1,82,400).

No.of.vacancies: 260 Posts



  • Agricultural Entomology: 13 Posts
  • Agricultural Microbiology: 04 Posts
  • Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources: 06 Posts
  • Plant Breeding Plant Biochemistry: 12 Posts
  • Plant Biochemistry: 04 Posts
  • Plant Pathology:  10 Posts
  • Plant Physiology: 08 Posts
  • Seed Science & Technology: 06 Posts
  • Floriculture & Landscaping: 04 Posts
  • Fruit Science: 11 Posts
  • Vegetable Science: 06 Posts
  • Animal Biochemistry: 03 posts
  • AnimalBiotechnology: 02 Posts
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding: 07 Posts
  • Animal Nutrition: 08 Posts
  • Animal Physiology: 03 Posts
  • Animal Reproduction Gynecology & Obstetrics: 02 Posts
  • Dairy Chemistry: 02 Posts
  • Dairy Microbiology: 03 Posts
  • Dairy Technology: 04 Posts
  • Livestock Product Tachesiowsye:  02 posts
  • Livestock Production and Management:  08 Posts
  • Poultry Science: 03 Posts
  • Veterinary Medicine: 03 Posts
  • Veterinary Microbiology: 04 Posts
  • Veterinary Parasitology: 03 Posts
  • Veterinary Pathology: 02 Posts
  • Veterinary Public Health: 02 posts
  • Veterinary Surgery: 01 Post
  • Aquaculture: 04 Posts
  • Fish Processing Technology: 01 Post
  • Fish Nutrition: 02 Posts
  • Fish Health: 04 Posts
  • Agricultural Chemicals: 03 Posts
  • Agroforestry: 03 Posts
  • Agronom: 08 Posts
  • Environmental Science: 02 Posts
  • Soil Sciences: 10 Posts
  • Agricultural Business Management: 04 Posts
  • Agricultural Economics: 11 Posts
  • Agricultural Extension:  11 Posts
  • Agricultural Statistics:  08 Posts
  • Farm Machinery & Power: 04 Posts
  • Land & Water Management Engineering: 04 posts
  • Bioinformatics: 02 Posts
  • Food Technology: 04 Posts
  • Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering: 12 Posts
  • Veterinary Anatomy: 04 Posts
  • Agricultural Physics: 03 Posts
  • Electronics & Instrumentation: 06 Posts
  • Textile Manufacture & Technology: 04 Posts

Selection Process:

  • The selection process includes an Examination/Interview of a total of 400 marks
    • ARS-2023 (Written) Examination of Three-hour duration in_conventional (Pen/Paper) mode – 300 marks
    • Research Accomplishments 40 marks
    • Personal Interview 60 marks
  • ARS-2023 (Written) Examination:
    • ARS-2023 (Written) Examination Paper will have only one paper of 300 marks in the respective disciplines, to be attempted in 3 hours duration.
    • Answers are required to be written in the space provided below the question. In no case extra sheets will be provided.
    • The candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Written Examination as, may be decided by the Board in its discretion, shall be called for Personal Interview in the ratio of 1:3 (category-wise) for each post.
    • However, the Board reserves the right to revise this ratio at its discretion.
  • Evaluation of Research Accomplishments: Research accomplishments will be evaluated on the following three aspects:
    • Research Publications
    • Patent Granted
    • Copyright/Design/Trademark
  • ARS-2023 – Personal Interview: 
    • The object of the Personal Interview is to assess his/her suitability for the Service for which he/she has competed.
    • The Personal Interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the candidate’s general and specialized knowledge and abilities.
    • The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her own state or country, but also in modern current of thought and in new discoveries, which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

Note: Number of Attempts:

  • The number of attempts for appearing in the Agricultural Research Service Examination will be limited to SIX for Unreserved category and EWS category candidates including the in-service candidates of 1.C.A.R. However, this restriction will not apply to SC and ST candidates who are otherwise eligible.
  • The number of attempts for Other Backward Classes category and PwBD (belonging to General/OBC category) candidates will be NINE.

Application Fee:

  • Unreserved (UR)/ Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ Other Backward Class (OBC): Rs. 800/-
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) / NIL Women: Nil

How to apply for ASRB ARS Exam 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the exam online mode on their official website from 05 June 2023 (10.00 am) to 26 June 2023 (5.30 pm)

For more details: Click here

To Apply: Click here.

Important dates:

  • Submission of online applications starts: 05 July 2023 at 10.00 AM
  • Last date and time for submission of online application form: 26 July 2023 upto 5.30 PM
  • Last date and time for making online fee payment: 26 July 2023 upto 5.00 PM
  • Date of ARS (Written)Examination: In the month of October/ November 2023 (Exact dates will be announced later)

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