ASRB NET Exam 2023 for SMS/STO | 195 Posts | Last Date: 10 April 2023

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The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) NET Exam 2023 notification announced for the posts of Subject Matter Specialist ( SMS )/Senior Technical Officer ( STO ) in various disciplines. There are 195 vacancies are available for the posts. Candidates with the qualification of M.Sc are eligible to apply. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below.

ASRB NET Exam

About ASRB: The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) was established with the approval of the Cabinet on 1 November 1973 as an independent recruitment agency in pursuance of the recommendations of the Gajendragadkar Committee. The Government of India has approved the restructuring Board as per their decision in the meeting of the Union Cabinet held on 1 August 2018 and issued vide Notification No. 25/CM/2018(i) dated 06.08.2018; Case No.213/25/2018 (Item-7). The decision has been formally notified in the GOI Gazette on 9 August 2018.

ASRB NET Exam 2023 for Subject Matter Specialist ( SMS )/Senior Technical Officer ( STO ):

Job Role Subject Matter Specialist ( SMS )/Senior Technical Officer ( STO )
Qualification M.Sc
Experience Freshers
Total Vacancies 195 Posts
Salary Rs 15,600 – 1,77,500/-
Job Location New Delhi
Application starts from 22 March 2023
Last Date 10 April 2023

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

NET Qualification:

  • A candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the respective Discipline and specialization completed on or before 30 September 2023 from any Indian University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or another educational institution.

Agricultural Biotechnology:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology & Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences/Plant Physiology with specialization in Plant Biotechnology.

Agricultural Entomology:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.

Agricultural Microbiology:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Microbiology /Microbiology/Plant Physiology.

Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Botany/ Horticulture/Plant Physiology with specialization in Agricultural Botany/ Economic Botany/ Plant Genetic Resources.

Genetics & Plant Breeding:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding/Plant Physiology/Plant Genetic Resources.

Nematology:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture /Nematology/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Plant Protection with specialization in Nematology.

Plant Biochemistry:

  • Master’s degree in Plant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry with specialization in plants.

Plant Pathology:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection with specialization in Plant Pathology/ Mycology.

Plant Physiology:



  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology.

Seed Science & Technology:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Seed Science/ Seed Technology or Seed Science and Technology/Plant Physiology.

Floriculture & Landscaping:



  • Master’s degree in Floriculture/ Agriculture or Horticulture /Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Floriculture and Landscaping/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

Fruit Science:

  • Master’s degree in Pomology/ Agriculture or Horticulture/Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Botany /Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Spices/
    Plantation Crops and/ or in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

Vegetable Science:

  • Master’s degree in Olericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Agriculture or Horticulture/Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

Animal Biochemistry:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science with a specialization in Biochemistry.

Animal Biotechnology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science with a specialization in Biotechnology.

Animal Genetics & Breeding:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/Animal Sciences with a specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.

Animal Nutrition:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with a specialization in Animal Nutrition.

Animal Physiology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Physiology.

Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology.

Dairy Chemistry:

  • Master’s degree in Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Chemistry.

Dairy Microbiology:

  • Master’s degree in Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Microbiology.

Dairy Technology:

  • Master’s degree in Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology.

Livestock Product Technology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/Animal Sciences with specialization in Livestock Products Technology.

Livestock Production Management:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Livestock Production Management/Animal Husbandry.

Poultry Science:

  • Master’s degree in Poultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Poultry Sciences.

Veterinary Medicine:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

Veterinary Microbiology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences with specialization in Microbiology/ Bacteriology/ Virology/ Mycology/ Immunology.

Veterinary Parasitology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology.

Veterinary Pathology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Pathology.

Veterinary Pharmacology:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology/Veterinary Pharmacology.

Veterinary Public Health :

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology.

Veterinary Surgery:

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Surgery/Veterinary Anatomy.

Aquaculture:

  • Master’s degree in Aquaculture/ Fishery Sciences/ Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology with specialization
    in Mariculture/ Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Ecology/ Inland Aquaculture.

Fisheries Resource Management:

  • Master’s degree in Fishery Sciences/Fisheries Resource Management/ Marine Biology/Aquatic Environmental
    Management/ Aquatic Biology/Industrial Fisheries with specialization in Fisheries Resource Management/ Fish Population Dynamics/ Fishery Hydrography/ Ecosystem Management/ Aquatic Ecology.

Fish Processing Technology:

  • Master’s degree in Fishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries with specialization in Fish Harvest and Processing.

Fish Nutrition:

  • Master’s degree in Fishery Sciences with specialization in Fish Nutrition and Fish Physiology/ Feed Technology/ Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry.

Fish Health:

  • Master’s degree in Fishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Health/ Fish Pathology and Microbiology.

Fish Genetics & Breeding:

  • Master’s degree in Fishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Genetics and Breeding/ Fish
    Biotechnology.

Agricultural Chemicals:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry with specialization in Agricultural Chemicals.

Agricultural Meteorology:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology.

Agroforestry:

  • Master’s degree in Agroforestry Or Master’s degree in Forestry or Agronomy or Horticulture or Botany with specialization in Agroforestry.

Agronomy:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy/Soil Water Management/ Conservation Agriculture/ Farming Systems Management/ Forage Production/ Water Science and Technology.

Environmental Science:

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Science/Agroforestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture with specialization in Environmental Science.

Soil Sciences:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Soil Sciences/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Agricultural Physics with specialization in Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation/ Soil Fertility/Soil Microbiology/ Soil Chemistry/ Water Science and Technology.

Agricultural Business Management:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management with
    specialization in Agricultural Business/ Fisheries Business Management.

Agricultural Economics:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics / Economics with specialization in Agriculture.

Agricultural Extension:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension/ Veterinary Extension/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Home
    Science Extension/ Agriculture Communication in Agricultural Sciences/ Rural Development/ Rural Management.

Agricultural Statistics:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Statistics / Statistics / Mathematics with specialization in Statistics.

Home Science:

  • Master’s degree in Home Science with specialization in Family Resource Management/ Textile and Clothing/Child Development/ Foods and Nutrition.

Farm Machinery & Power:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Farm
    Machinery and Power.

Computer Applications & IT:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Application / Information Technology / Information Technology & Communication / Computer Science.

Land & Water Management Engineering:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Civil Engineering with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation/ Irrigation and Drainage/ Water Resources/ Hydrology/ Aquatic Engineering/Water Science and Technology.

Bioinformatics:

  • Master’s degree in Bioinformatics or in any basic science with specialization in Bioinformatics.

Food Technology:

  • Master’s degree in Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology.

Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Agricultural Structures / Aquaculture Engineering. Or Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Agricultural Process Engineering /Food Process Engineering / Dairy Engineering.

Veterinary Anatomy (only for NET):

  • Master’s degree in Veterinary Anatomy.

Agricultural Physics:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Physics or Bio-physics or Remote Sensing & GIS or Agricultural Meteorology or Environmental Science or Geo-informatics. Or Master’s degree in Soil Science with specialization in Soil Physics and Soil & Water Conservation.

Electronics & Instrumentation:

  • Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering or Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or Electrical & Electronics Engineering or Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering or Instrumentation Engineering

Textile Manufacture & Technology:

  • Master’s degree in Textile Technology or Textile Engineering or Textile Chemistry or Technical Textiles or Textile Chemical Processing or Textile and Clothing or Fibre Science and Technology or Fashion Technology.

Age Limit ( As on 10 April 2023 ):

  • For the NET Exam: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years.
  • For SMS/STO: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not attained the age of 35 years.

Salary:

  • Subject Matter Specialist ( SMS ): Rs 15,600 – 1,77,500/-
  • Senior Technical Officer ( STO ): Rs 15,600 – 1,77,500/-

No.of.Vacancies: 195 Posts

  • Subject Matter Specialist ( SMS ): 163 Posts
  • Senior Technical Officer ( STO ): 32 Posts

Selection Process of ASRB NET Exam 2023:

The selection process includes an Examination/Interview.

Examination:

  • The examination shall have one paper of 150 marks with all multiple choice objective questions to be attempted in 2 hours (Two hours), from the respective disciplines opted by the candidate.
  • The 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.
  • The answers are to be indicated on the Computer itself during the Examination.
  • 1/3 of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in the examination (Objective Type).
  • There will be no rounding off of fractions of marks.
  • The candidates who obtain the following minimum qualifying marks in the online (CBT) examination shall be called for an interview in a ratio of 1:5 for each post.
  • However, the Board reserves the right to fix/ revise the qualifying marks and ratio in any or all disciplines at its discretion.

Interview:

  • The candidates will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased experts in the respective disciplines, who will have before them a record of his/her career.
  • The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the post for which he/she has competed.
  • The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialized knowledge and abilities of the candidate.
  • The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her own state or country but also in the modern current of thought and in new discoveries, which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

Maximum Marks:

  • STO/SMO Examination (Objective Type): 150 marks
  • Interview: 30 marks

NET Examination:

  • 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.
  • 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in the NET-2023.
  • There will be no rounding off of fractions of marks.
  • The Board reserves the right to fix/ revise the qualifying marks in any or all Disciplines at its discretion.
  • The Examination will be conducted in an Online format at the designated Centres.
  • The questions in the Examination will be available in bilingual form i.e. Hindi and English medium.
  • The answers to the questions are to be registered on the Computer itself during the Examination.

Application Fees:

UR:

  • For NET: Rs 1000/-
  • For SMS: Rs 500/-
  • For STO: Rs 500/-

EWS/OBC:

  • For NET: Rs 500/-
  • For SMS: Rs 500/-
  • For STO: Rs 500/-

SC/ST/PwBD/Women:

  • For NET: Rs 250/-
  • For SMS: NIL
  • For STO: NIL

How to apply for ASRB NET Exam 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the exam & job through online mode on their official website from 22 March 2023 10.00 am to 10 April 2023 5.00 pm.

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Note: The candidates are required to enter their valid and active e-mail id in the Application Form since all communication/information/update(s) for this Examination would be sent to this e-mail id only.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of online application starts: 22 March 2023 (10:00 AM)
  • Last date and time for submission of the online application form: 10 April 2023 (05:00 PM)
  • Dates of online (CBT) examination for NET-2023, SMS (T-6) & STO (T-6): 26 April – 30 April 2023