Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) has released the application form for NET, ARS and STO posts. Candidates interested in the National Eligibility Test (NET), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Senior Technical Officer can apply online at asrb.org.in. The window for ASRB NET, ARS and STO application form submission will remain open till April 25, 2021. The preliminary exam for the posts is scheduled from June 21, 2021, to 27 2021. While the ARS Mains examination will be held on June 19, 2021.
Candidates applying for the NET 2021 should not be less than 21 years of age and must have a Master’s degree in the respective discipline or subject. While for the ARS 2021 exam the age limit is 21 years to 32 years and along with it the candidate must hold a Master’s degree in any of the relevant disciplines. Those who are applying for the post of Senior Technical Officer are required to be within the age limit of 21 years to 35 years. Additionally, a Master’s degree in any of the related subjects is mandatory.
Application procedure for the advertised posts takes place via online mode. Candidates can either apply for a single post or all three together, depending on their eligibility. Initially, they have to visit the official website of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) i.e. asrb.org.in. After this, aspirants have to enter all the important details in the application form i.e. personal details, marks scored in different Class 10th/12th/UG course/PG Course, complete address, centre opted for appearing in the exam. Once the application form is duly filled, applicants are required to upload the scanned copies of their photograph and signature within the size limit of 150 kb and 80 kb respectively.
Next, the candidate is required to pay the application fee using any of the online methods i.e. Debit Card/Credit Card or net banking. The application fee of the NET Exam for the Unreserved candidate is Rs. 1000/- while it is Rs. 500/- and Rs. 250/- for the EWS and SC/ST respectively. Similarly, the application fee of ARS and STO post for the Unreserved candidate/OBC/EWS is Rs. 500/- whereas SC/ST/Women candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
The selection for the NET, ARS and STO posts is determined by the performance in the preliminary exam. However, the ARS aspirants who clear the same will be called to appear for a Mains exam and subsequently a Viva-voce test. Similarly, the STO aspirants will be called for an Interview round after completion of the written test.