Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Examination – 2013

By | November 9, 2013

(Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR))
Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110 012


1. Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive ARS Examination – 2013 as per the following scheme wherein two separate examinations will be held:
(i) Preliminary – ARS Examination – 2013 on 29.12.2013 (SUNDAY) from 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon at 33 centres.
(ii) ARS – Main Examination – 2013 on 16.03.2014 (SUNDAY) from 10.A.M. to 01.00 P.M. at 12 centres.

The preliminary ARS Examination is a qualifying examination and its marks will not be carried forward for determining final merit of the candidates. All those candidates desirous of appearing for ARS will have to take both the examinations and viva-voce. Since a pass in the Preliminary examination is compulsory for all candidates, only those candidates who qualify the Preliminary ARS Examination will be eligible to appear in the ARS Main Examination. Candidates declared successful in ARS Main Examination and viva-voce will be recommended for appointment as Scientists in Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in the Pay Band-III of Rs 15,600 – 39,100 plus Research Grade Pay of Rs 6,000/- .

2. CENTRES OF EXAMINATION: The centres of ARS Examination-2013 where the Preliminary and Main examinations will be conducted are mentioned in Annexure-I(a) and I(b) respectively. The ASRB may increase or decrease the number of centres according to the requirements of the Board. Candidates must select the centres of examination carefully. No request for change of centre would be entertained under any circumstances.
3. VACANCIES FOR ARS: The number of vacancies in Agricultural Research Service under various disciplines is mentioned in Annexure-II. The number of vacancies is only tentative and likely to change.

4. RULES OF EXAMINATION: The details of Rules of the ARS Examination are mentioned in Annexure-III. The candidate must see the Rules of examination carefully before filling up the Online Application form.
5. PLAN OF EXAMINATION: The detailed Plan of ARS Examination is mentioned in Annexure-IV.

A candidate must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in the concerned discipline with specialization as defined in Annexure-V completed on or before 16.03.2014. For details, please refer to Rule 3 of Rules of the Examination. However, candidates who have appeared at an examination, the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at the ARS Examination – 2013 but have not been informed of the results, may apply for admission to the ARS Examination-2013. Candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply.

Such candidates will be admitted to the ARS Examination-2013, if otherwise eligible but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the results of the Preliminary ARS Examination-2013 on or before 16th March, 2014, scheduled date of ARS Main Examination-2013.

7. AGE LIMIT: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01-08-2013 (i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1981 and not later than 1st August, 1992). Age relaxation is admissible to the various categories as per rules. For details please refer to the Rule 2 of the Rules of the Examination (Annexure – III).

8. FEE: Details of fee charges to be paid:

S. No. Category of candidate Examination fee
1 General (UR) / Other Backward Class (OBC) Rs. 500/-
2 Women/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ Person with Disability(PwD) Rs. 20/-

The fee must be paid in the mode as prescribed in the important instructions to candidates herein this notification. NO REFUND OF FEE ONCE PAID IS PERMISSIBLE. For details of fee exemptions, relaxations and conditions, etc., please refer to Rule 4 of Rules of the examination.

A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply online only in the Application Form available on the website: http// OR

A candidate must read the provisions contained in this Notification for ARS Examination – 2013 carefully and abide by the same. A candidate must fulfill all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the examination.

LAST DATE FOR FILING UP OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS: The last date for filling up of online application form is 1700 Hrs (05:00 PM) on 03.12.2013.

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