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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    ASRB NET Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online (CBT)
  • Exam Duration
    2 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    asrb.org.in
  • Total Marks
    150 marks (1 mark per question)
  • Total No. of Questions
    150
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 for every correct answer 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • Exam Dates
    April 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

To take the ASRB NET exam, candidates must have to be eligible. The eligibility criteria for the ASRB NET Exam are as follows:

ASRB NET Eligibility: Nationality

  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Refugees from Tibet (those who came to India before January 1st, 1962)

ASRB NET Eligibility: Age Limits

  • To apply for the ASRB NET exam, candidates must have to be 21 years old as of January 01, 2022
  • Candidates below the mentioned age are not eligible to sit for the exam
  • There is no upper age limit for ASRB NET candidates.

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must have passed their Master’s in the concerned field before applying for the exam.
  • The candidates must have passed from a recognized Indian University.
  • If the candidate has passed from a foreign University, it must be recognized by the Govt. of India and the degree must be equivalent to the Master's degree offered by an Indian University.

The educational qualification required for each of the programs is listed in the table below. Only the candidates having a Master’s degree in the relevant field are eligible for the mentioned programs.

Code Programs Required Field of Master’s Degree
1 Nematology Plant Protection/ Entomology/ Nematology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Agriculture
2 Seed Science & Technology Agriculture/ Seed Science and Technology/ Seed Science/ Plant Physiology
3 Genetics & Plant Breeding Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Plant Physiology
4 Agricultural Biotechnology Biotechnology/ Plant Sciences/ Agriculture/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Life Sciences/Plant Physiology Plant Biotechnology
5 Fruit Science Agriculture or Horticulture/ Pomology/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology/ Horticulture
6 Plant Physiology Agriculture/ Botany Plant Physiology
7 Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Botany with specialization/ Plantation Crops/ Medicinal and Aromatic Plants/ Horticulture
8 Floriculture & Landscaping Plant Genetic Resources/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Floriculture and Landscaping
9 Animal Genetics & Breeding Animal Sciences/ Veterinary with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.
10 Dairy Technology Dairy Technology/ Food Technology/ Animal Products Technology/ Dairy Technology
11 Animal Biotechnology Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Fisheries Science/ Animal Biotechnology
12 Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Clinical Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Medicine
13 Livestock Product Technology Master’s degree in Animal Sciences/ Veterinary/ Livestock Products Technology
14 Veterinary Surgery Veterinary Anatomy / Veterinary Surgery
15 Fisheries Resource Management Fishery Sciences/ Fisheries Resource Management/ Marine Biology/ Industrial Fisheries / Fisheries Resource Management/ Hydrography/ Fish Population Dynamics/ Fishery Aquatic Ecology
16 Veterinary Public Health Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology
26 Agricultural Meteorology Agricultural Physics/ Agricultural Meteorology
27 Veterinary Anatomy Master’s degree in Veterinary Anatomy
31 Fish Processing Technology Fishery Sciences/ Horticulture/ Industrial Fisheries/ Fish Processing Technology/ Fish Harvest and Processing.
37 Land & Water Management Engineering Agricultural Engineering/ Water Science and Technology/ Civil Engineering & Aquatic Engineering/ Hydrology/ Soil and Water Conservation/ Irrigation and Drainage
Exam Pattern

The ASRB NET Exam is conducted via a computer-based online test. And the total duration of the exam will be 2 hours or 120 minutes. There will be a total of 150 questions in the ASRB NET Exam and the total number of questions is 150.

The questions are based on the subjects the candidates apply for and the question are according to the standards of Masters.

Particular Details
Exam Mode Online (CBT)
Number of Papers One
Types of Questions Asked MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Nos. of Questions 150
Total Marks 150 marks (1 mark per question)
Total Duration 2 hours
Negative Marks 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
Question Paper Language of the Exam English and Hindi
Syllabus

The syllabus for all the programs of ASRB NET exam 2022 is as follows.

Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Unit 1: Molecular genetics
  • Unit 2: Biomolecules and metabolism
  • Unit 3: Molecular biology techniques
  • Unit 4: Cell structure and function
  • Unit 5: Gene cloning
  • Unit 6: Gene expressions
  • Unit 7: Enzymology
  • Unit 8: Plant molecular biology
  • Unit 9: Molecular biology
  • Unit 10: Tissue culture
  • Unit 11: Plant genetic engineering

Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources

  • Unit 1: Plant Taxonomy and bio-system
  • Unit 2: Germplasm augmentation
  • Unit 3: Germplasm conservation
  • Unit 5: Plant quarantine
  • Unit 6: Economically important plants- I
  • Unit 7: Economically important plants- II
  • Unit 8: Biotechnology in PGR
  • Unit 9: Biodiversity and plant genetic resources
  • Unit 10: Germplasm characterization, evaluation, maintenance, and regeneration

Genetics And Plant Breeding

  • Unit 1: Economics botany and plant breeding methods
  • Unit 2: Quantitative and biometrical genetics
  • Unit 3: Genome organization and cytogenetic of crop plants
  • Unit 4: General genetics and plant breeding
  • Unit 5: Genetic engineering and biotechnology tools in plant breeding
  • Unit 6: Plant breeding for stress resistance and nutritional quality
  • Unit 7: Statistical methods and field plot techniques in plant breeding
  • Unit 8: Plant genetic resources and their regulatory system; varietal release and seed production

Soil Science & Technology

  • Unit 1: Seed biology
  • Unit 2: Seed production
  • Unit 3: Seed health
  • Unit 4: Seed quality control
  • Unit 5: Seed storage
  • Unit 6: Seed processing
  • Unit 7: Seed industry development and marketing
  • Unit 8: Protection of plant varieties

Floriculture & Landscaping

  • Unit 1: Breeding
  • Unit 2: Production technology of cut and loose flowers
  • Unit 4: Landscaping
  • Unit 5: Protected floriculture
  • Unit 6: Turfing and turf management
  • Unit 7: Value addition
  • Unit 8: Computer-aided designing for outdoor and indoor scraping

Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

  • Unit 1: Production of plantation crops
  • Unit 2: Production technology of spice crops
  • Unit 3: Processing of plantation crops, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Unit 4: Breeding of plantation crop & spice
  • Unit 5: Breeding of medicinal and aromatics crops
  • Unit 6: Agronomy of medicinal, aromatics, and under-utilized crops
  • Unit 7: Organic spice and plantation crop production technology

Animal Biotechnology

  • Unit 1: Cell biology
  • Unit 2: Molecular biology
  • Unit 3: Molecular biology techniques
  • Unit 4: Genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology in animals
  • Unit 5: Gene structure and regulation of gene expression
  • Unit 6: reproductive biotechnology and related techniques
  • Unit 7: Cell culture and hybridoma technology

Dairy Microbiology

  • Unit 1: Bacteriological aspects of processing techniques
  • Unit 2: Preservation of milk and milk products by physical and chemical agents
  • Unit 3: Microbiological quality of fat-rich products
  • Unit 4: Lactic acid bacteria as starters
  • Unit 5: Microbiological quality of indigenous dairy products
  • Unit 6: Role of starters in the preparation of yogurt, koumiss, kefir, cultured buttermilk and whey-based beverages, and other fermented products
  • Unit 7: Dairy products as functional or health foods
  • Unit 8: Preparation of byproducts from dairy effluents by microbial fermentation
  • Unit 9: Microbiological aspects of quality control and quality assurance in the production of milk and milk products

Livestock Product Technology

  • Unit 1: Basic aspects of livestock products
  • Unit 2: Processing and preservation
  • Unit 3: Abattoir and poultry processing plants
  • Unit 4: Wool, mohair, and fur
  • Unit 5: Packaging
  • Unit 6: Quality control
  • Unit 7: Marketing

Veterinary Medicine

  • Unit 1: General medicine
  • Unit 2: Gastroenterology
  • Unit 3: Diseases of urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems
  • Unit 4: Diseases of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system
  • Unit 5: Diagnosis of animal diseases
  • Unit 6: Common toxicities
  • Unit 7: Product and deficiency diseases
  • Unit 8: Infectious diseases (bacterial and mycoplasma and viral, fungal, etc.)
  • Unit 9: Parasitic diseases and Poultry diseases
  • Unit 10: Veterinary jurisprudence and ethics
  • Unit 11: Special therapeutic approaches
  • Unit 12: Common diseases of Zoo, laboratory animals, and wildlife
  • Unit 13: Prevention and control of diseases

Fish Processing Technology

  • Unit 1: Craft technology
  • Unit 2: Gear technology
  • Unit 3: Process biochemistry
  • Unit 4: Fishery engineering
  • Unit 5: Fish processing technology
  • Unit 6: Economics and marketing
  • Unit 7: Microbiology, quality management, and certification

Agronomy

  • Unit 1: Crop ecology and geography
  • Unit 2: Crop production in problem soils
  • Unit 3: Crop production
  • Unit 4: Dryland agronomy
  • Unit 5: Agricultural statistics
  • Unit 6: Weed management
  • Unit 7: Soil fertility and fertilizer use
  • Unit 8: Sustainable land-use systems
  • Unit 9: Basics of soil and water
  • Unit 10: Soil water and Plant water relationship
  • Unit 11: Irrigation water management
  • Unit 12: Management of problematic soils and water

Home Science

  • Unit 1: Human nutrition, health, and interventions
  • Unit 2: Food science and processing technologies
  • Unit 3: Human development and family dynamics
  • Unit 4: Home science extension and communication methods
  • Unit 5: Family resource management
  • Unit 6: Consumer science
  • Unit 7: Textile science, fashion designing, and garment production

Land & Water Management Engineering

  • Unit 1: Groundwater development, wells, and pumps
  • Unit 2: Open channel hydraulics
  • Unit 5: Soil, plant, water, atmosphere relationship
  • Unit 4: Hydrology and soil and water conservation
  • Unit 3: Irrigation water management
  • Unit 6: Watershed management
  • Unit 7: Management of degraded, waterlogged, etc.

Food Technology

  • Unit 1: Introductory food technology
  • Unit 2: Food quality management
  • Unit 3: Food microbiology & biotechnology
  • Unit 4: Technology of foods of plant origin
  • Unit 5: Technology of foods of animal origin
  • Unit 6: Food engineering/ packaging and labeling
  • Unit 7: Flavor chemistry technology
  • Unit 8: Consumer sciences/ food products development/ health foods

Agricultural Chemicals

  • Unit 1: General chemistry
  • Unit 2: Naturally occurring insecticides
  • Unit 3: Chemistry of natural products
  • Unit 4: Herbicides and plant growth regulators
  • Unit 5: Chromatography and spectroscopic technique
  • Unit 6: Agrochemical formulations
  • Unit 7: Pesticides residues and dynamic in the environment
  • Unit 8: Natural resource management
  • Unit 9: Environmental pollution: implication & remediation
  • Unit 11: Synthetic insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, etc.
  • Unit 10: Data analysis

Veterinary Anatomy

  • Unit 1: Gross anatomy
  • Unit 2: Microanatomy
  • Unit 3: Organs of the digestive, respiratory, and urogenital system in fowl
  • Unit 4: Developmental anatomy

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