Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) conducts the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility of candidates for lecturer or assistant professor in State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). The ICAR NET 2019 is hereby notified.
ICAR NET 2019 will be held on December 9, 2019, and December 15, 2019. It will be a computer based test at 32 centres. Online application form for the exam is now available at asrb.org.in. The form was issued at 11 am today, and will be available until 5 pm on November 4, 2019.
Candidates who qualify the ICAR NET exam will be eligible to apply for an assistant professor or lecturer position in SAUs or AUs. To apply for the exam, it is required to have a masters degree in a relevant discipline and specialization, and the same should be completed by November 4, 2019. Age limit for the NET exam is 21 years (lower age cap) as on July 1, 2019. There is no upper age limit.
The application fee for ICAR NET 2019 is Rs 1,000 for unreserved candidates. It is Rs 500 for EWS, and OBC. And it is Rs 250 for SC, ST, divyang candidates, and women. Those who wish to apply need to go to asrb.org.in, and apply through the Online Application Form for ICAR-NET – 2019 link given there.
Applicants will eventually get admit card for the exam, from icar.org.in, and asrb.org.in.
National Eligibility Test will have 150 multiple choice questions of 150 marks. It will be a 2 hours long paper with each question of one mark. Negative marking will be 1/3. Minimum marks required to qualify ICAR NET exam is 75 marks (that is 50%) for UR, 67.5 or 45% for OBC, and 60 marks or 40% for SC, ST, divyang.
Keep these ready before filling application form
There are 13 items that one should have handy prior to filling up the online form. To start with, is notification for ICAR NET 2019. Then comes details of name as in the secondary level exam, father’s name, complete address for correspondence, complete permanent address. Also keep matriculation certificate with you.
Master’s degree certificate, provisional degree certificate, transcript, marksheets if available, and also doctorate degree certificate, provisional degree certificate, transcript, marksheet if available should be ready. Examination centers are detailed in the notification. Candidate needs to decide which ones to select before opening the form.
Two scanned copies required include one copy of recent passport size photograph taken against white background of a maximum size of 150 kb in .jpg format only with the face covering at least 2/3rd of the total space and taken without spectacles. The second one will be a scanned copy of signatures taken in black/blue ink on a white paper only in .jpg format only.
Have payment options ready between debit card, credit card, internet banking for online fee payment. Candidate should also have valid email ID to apply for ICAR NET 2019.