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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    ASRB Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online(CBT)
  • Exam Duration
    120 Minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    asrb.org.in
  • Total Marks
    150
  • Total No. of Questions
    150
  • Medium of the exam
    English, Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    1 mark for a right answer, -1/3 for the wrong answer.
  • Exam Dates
    April 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

The eligibility criteria are given below:

ASRB STO Age Limit

A candidate seeking admission to the ARS Examination must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as of 01.01.2022. The upper age limit prescribed above will also be relaxable –

  1. Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to SC or ST.
  2. Up to a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates, i.e. Non-creamy layer

ASRB STO Educational Qualification

A candidate for the Agricultural Research Service must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in the discipline concerned with specialization.

Exam Pattern
  • It will be an online CBT exam.
  • Total questions – 150
  • Total marks – 150
  • Total time – 120 minutes
  • Marking scheme – 1 mark for a right answer, -1/3 for the wrong answer.
  • Mains Exam would be 1:15 category-wise for each post.
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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