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ICAR NET 2019 Notification

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has released notification for National Eligibility Test 2019 (NET) on 14th October 2019. ICAR conducts NET Examination which is a qualifying exam to determine eligibility for the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). NET Certificates will be issued by the ASRB to the qualified candidates. This enables the candidates to apply for the vacancies released by SAUs / AUs. The online application for ICAR NET 2019 is available from 15th October 2019 (11.00 AM) to 4th November 2019 (5PM). Candidates with a complete Masters degree are eligible to apply for ASRB NET 2019.
ICAR has changed the ICAR NET Exam Dates on 21st November from 09th to 15th December 2019 to 06th to 10th January 2020. Candidates must make arrangement accordingly.
Getting qualified in the teaching field for colleges/universities, ICAR NET is a good opportunity for students from Agriculture background.
Interested candidates can check their eligibility and other recruitment notification details and apply online for ICAR NET 2019.

ICAR NET 2019 Overview

EXAM CONDUCTING BODY- Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)

Event Date
ICAR NET 2019 Notification Release Date 14th October 2019
ICAR NET Online Application 2019 Start Date 15th October 2019
ICAR NET Online Application 2019 Start Date 15th October 2019 (11AM)
ICAR NET Online Application 2019 Last Date 4th November 2019 (5PM)
ICAR NET Exam Date (New) 06th to 10th January 2020
Age Limit Criteria 21 years as on 1st July 2019
ICAR  NET 2019 Application Fee Rs 1000; Rs 500; Rs 250
Mode of Application Submission ONLINE
ICAR NET 2019 Type of Exam Computer Based Test
Minimum Qualifying Marks 50% (75/150)
Negative Marking 0.33 marks
Date of Release of ICAR NET 2019 Admit Card December 2019
ICAR NET 2019 Result January 2020 (Tentative)

ICAR NET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Check the given eligibility criteria before applying online for ICAR NET 2019.

  1. Age Limit Criteria: Age Limit to fill the ICAR NET form is 21 years as on 1st July 2019. There is no upper age limit for the NET
  2. Educational Qualifications: ICAR NET 2019 Educational qualifications include a Master’s degree or equivalent with specialization in the respective discipline completed on or before the closing date of online application that is 4th November 2019.
    The degree should be from an Indian University incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament.
    The subjects of ICAR ASRB NET 2019 and required Specialization for it are mentioned below:

ICAR NET 2019 Subject List

Subject Code Subject Specialization
01  Agricultural Biotechnology Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology & Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Plant Physiology· with specialization in Plant Biotechnology.
02  Agriculture Entomology Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection· with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.
03  Agriculture Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology / Microbiology/ Plant Physiology
04  Economics Botany and Plant Genetic Resources Agriculture/ Botany/ Horticulture/ Plant Physiology·         with specialization in Agricultural Botany/ Economic Botany/ Plant Genetic Resources.
05  Genetics and Plant Breeding Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Plant Physiology/ Plant Genetic Resources
06  Nematology Agriculture/ Nematology/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Plant Protection·         with specialization in Nematology
07  Plant Biochemistry Plant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry·         with specialization in plants.
08  Plant Pathology Agriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection·         with specialization in Plant Pathology/ Mycology.
09  Plant Physiology Agriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology.
10  Seed Science and Technology Agriculture/ Seed Science/ Seed Technology or Seed Science and Technology/ Plant Physiology.
11  Floriculture and Landscaping Floriculture/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources·         with specialization in Floriculture and Landscaping/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
12  Fruit Science Pomology/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources·         with specialization in Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
13 Spices, Plantation and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Botany /Plant Genetic Resources·         with specialization in Spices/ Plantation Crops and/ or in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants/Post-Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
14  Vegetable Science Olericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Agriculture or Horticulture/Plant Genetic Resources·         with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
15  Animal Biochemistry Veterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science·         with specialization in Biochemistry.
16  Animal Biotechnology Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science·         with specialization in Biotechnology.
17  Animal Genetics and Breeding Veterinary/Animal Sciences· with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.
18  Animal Nutrition Veterinary/ Animal Sciences·  with specialization in Animal Nutrition.
19  Animal Physiology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences·with specialization in Animal Physiology.
20  Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences· with specialization in Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology.
21  Dairy Chemistry Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences· with specialization in Dairy Chemistry.
22  Dairy Microbiology Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences· with specialization in Dairy Microbiology.
23  Dairy Technology Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology· with specialization in Dairy Technology.
24  Livestock Product Technology Veterinary/Animal Sciences· with specialization in Livestock Products Technology.
25 Livestock Production Management Veterinary/ Animal Sciences· with specialization in Livestock Production Management/ Animal Husbandry.
26 Poultry Science Poultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences· with specialization in Poultry Sciences.
27  Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine.
28  Veterinary Microbiology Veterinary Sciences· with specialization in Microbiology/ Bacteriology/ Virology/ Mycology/ Immunology.
29  Veterinary Parasitology Veterinary Parasitology.
30  Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Pathology.
31  Veterinary Pharmacology Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology/ Veterinary Pharmacology.
32  Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology.
33  Veterinary Surgery Veterinary Surgery/ Veterinary Anatomy.
34  Aquaculture Aquaculture/ Fishery Sciences/ Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology·         with specialization in Mariculture/ Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Ecology/ Inland Aquaculture
35  Fisheries Resources Management 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.
36 Fish Processing Technology Fishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries·         with specialization in Fish Harvest and Processing.
37 Fish Nutrition Fishery Sciences·         with specialization in Fish Nutrition and Fish Physiology/ Feed Technology/ Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry.
38  Fish Health Fishery Science/ Marine Biology·         with specialization in Fish Health/ Fish Pathology and Microbiology.
39 Fish Genetics and Breeding Fishery Science/ Marine Biology·         with specialization in Fish Genetics and Breeding/ Fish Biotechnology.
40  Agriculture Chemicals Agriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry·         with specialization in Agricultural Chemicals.
41  Agriculture Meteorology Agricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics·         with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology.
42  Agroforestry Forestry/ Agroforestry/ Botany/ Agronomy/ Horticulture·         with specialization in Agroforestry
43  Agronomy Agriculture·         with specialization in Agronomy/Soil Water Management/ Conservation Agriculture/ Farming Systems Management/ Forage Production/ Water Science and Technology.
44  Environmental Science Environmental Science/Agroforestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture·         with specialization in Environmental Science.
45  Soil Science 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.
46  Agricultural Business Management Agricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management· with specialization in Agricultural Business/ Fisheries Business Management.
47  Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics / Economics· with specialization in Agriculture.
48  Agricultural Extension Agricultural Extension/ Veterinary Extension/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Home Science Extension/ Agriculture Communication in Agricultural Sciences/ Rural Development/ Rural Management.
49  Agricultural Statistics Agricultural Statistics / Statistics/ Mathematics· with specialization in Statistics
50  Home Science Home Science· with specialization in Family Resource Management/ Textile and Clothing/Child Development/ Foods and Nutrition.
51 Farm Machinery and Power Agricultural Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering· with specialization in Farm Machinery and Power.
52  Computer Application and IT Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Information Technology & Communication/ Computer Science.
53 Land and Water Management Engineering Agricultural Engineering/ Civil Engineering· with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation/ Irrigation and Drainage/ Water Resources/ Hydrology/ Aquatic Engineering/Water Science and Technology.
54 Bioinformatics Bioinformatics or in any basic science·with a specialization in Bioinformatics.
55 Food Technology Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology.
56 Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering Agricultural Engineering· with specialization in Agricultural Structures / Aquaculture Engineering/ Agricultural Process Engineering / Food Process Engineering / Dairy Engineering.
57 Veterinary Anatomy Veterinary Anatomy.

ICAR ASRB NET 2019  Exam Pattern

Exam pattern ICAR NET 2019 has been discussed below:

  1. The mode of ICAR ASRB NET 2019 is Online only
  2. The type of questions asked will be objective type only.
  3. Number of questions are 150. Each question carries one mark.
  4. Maximum Marks are 150 Marks
  5. The exam duration is 2 hours
  6. The marking scheme includes:
    One mark will be given for every correct answer
    There will be negative marking- 0.33 marks deduction on each wrong answer
S.No. Particulars Details
1. Maximum Marks 150
2. Number of questions 150
6. Marking Scheme One mark will be awarded for every correct answer
7. Negative Marking in ICAR NET 0.33 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
8. Language of exam Bilingual i.e. English and Hindi

ICAR NET 2019 Online Application Fee

S.No. Category Application Fee
1. Unreserved (UR) Rs. 1000
2. Other Backward Class (OBC) Rs. 500
3. Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Divyang / Female Rs. 250

ICAR NET 2019 Online Application Form

ICAR NET 2019 Online form Link will be active from 15th October 2019. The link will be available soon.

Apply Online for ICAR NET 2019

How to apply Online for ASRB ICAR NET 2019?

  1. Click the given link for ICAR NET 2019
  2. As the new tab opens, Register for ICAR NET by filling the following details:
  3. After ICAR NET Registration, go to the Login Page
  4. Enter the given details:
    Name of Candidate
    Registration No.
    Centre of Examination
    Email ID
    Telephone /Mobile No
    Education Qualifications
    Photograph and Signature Upload
  5. Finally, Make Payment to complete the online application form of ICAR NET 2019
  6. Click Submit button to complete the ICAR NET 2019 Online form.

ICAR NET 2019: Exam Centres

The centres allotted under ICAR NET 2019 are:


ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Cut Off: Minimum Qualifying Marks

Category Minimum Qualifying marks
Unreserved 75.0 (50%)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 67.5 (45%)
SC/ST/Divyang 60.0 (40%)

ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Important Points

  1. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination such as qualification, discipline, age category.
  2. Candidates must keep in mind the last date of ICAR Online Form 2019 for Agricultural Scientists
  3. A candidate can select two centres of their choice through the application form.
  4. The only mode of application is ONLINE. The printed/ hard copies of the application form will not be entertained.
  5. All papers in the online examination will be of objective type multiple choice questions
  6. The prescribed qualifications, experience, age limit, etc. shall be reckoned as on 01/07/2019
  7. Online Test will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi except for language papers.
  8. There will be a negative marking of 0.33
  9. Candidates will have to stay updated for downloading call letters for online test.

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