ICAR NET 2019 Exam - Important Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Result


The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) conducts the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) National Eligibility Test (NET). The exam is conducted “for determining eligibility for the position of Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs).” Candidates interested in appearing for the exam must check their eligibility before filling the application form. The article here will cover the important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, and result details.

ICAR NET 2019 Latest Update - ASRB has postponed the ICAR NET 2019 exam. The exam will now be conducted from 8th to 10th January 2020. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be held from 9th to 15th December 2019.

As per the official notification; “The Board vide its notification of even no. dates 14.10.2019 had notified that the ICAR NET 2019 examination shall be held during 09.12.2019 to 15.12.2019 (tentatively). It is for information of all concerned that due to some administrative reasons, the ICAR-NET 2019 examination has been rescheduled to be held during 06.01.2020 to 10.01.2020.”

ICAR NET 2019 Quick Highlights

Exam name

 Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test (ICAR-NET)

Exam conducting authority

Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)

Official website


Mode of application


Mode of exam


Number of questions


Question type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Exam duration

2 hours

Number of attempts

No restrictions

Negative marking

Applicable (1/3rd marks will be deducted)

ICAR NET Exam 2019 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification availability

14th October 2019

Online application begins

15th October 2019

Online application ends

4th November 2019

Admit card availability

25th December 2019

ICAR NET 2019 exam

8th to 10th January 2020

Result declaration

To be announced later

ICAR NET Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

Candidates must know the exam pattern for better understanding. Here are the details for the exam pattern:

The ICAR NET exam comprises of a single paper. The details of the paper are:

Exam mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Number of questions


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Exam duration

2 hours

Marking Scheme

1 mark for every correct answer

Negative marking

1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

Language of question paper

Hindi and English

ICAR NET 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus for the ICAR NET exam is prescribed by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB). The syllabus is different for all the disciplines. Candidates can download the syllabus from the official website.

ICAR NET Exam 2019 Eligibility


A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India or
  • A citizen of Bhutan
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 for permanently settling in the country.
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam with intention of permanently settling in India

Age Limit

The minimum age limit for the exam as on 1st July 2019 must be 21 years. There is no upper age limit for the exam.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have completed a Master’s degree in the concerned discipline (or related discipline) from a recognised university.

ICAR NET Exam 2019 Application Process

Candidates are required to submit the online application form within the specified time. The applications are accepted only through the online mode. No modifications will be allowed in the application form at later stages. So, candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully.

As per the official notification; “Not more than one application should be submitted by any candidate. In case multiple applications are received from a candidate, the latest valid (completed) application and the discipline opted for therein, will only be considered, ignoring all earlier application(s) and the application fee paid for the other multiple registration(s) will stand forfeited.”

How to Apply for ICAR NET 2019?

  • Visit the official website at http://www.asrb.org.in.
  • Click on the link for NET 2019 application.
  • Complete the registration process by providing details such as email id, mobile number, name, etc. You will receive the log-in credentials in your registered email id.
  • Log-in using the details and complete the application form.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature. The scanned images should be in .jpg format. The maximum size of the photograph file should be 150 KB and that of the signature file should be 80 KB.
  • Make the application fee payment. The fee payment must be made through the online mode using the Debit card/ Credit card/ Internet Banking.
  • Once the application is complete, take a print of the confirmation page.

Application Fee


Fee Amount

Unreserved (UR)

₹ 1000/-

General-EWS/ OBC

₹ 500/-

Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Women/ Divyang

₹ 250/-

The additional transaction charges must be borne by the candidates themselves.

Other Details

ICAR NET 2019 Admit Card

The ICAR NET 2019 Admit Card is released online at the official website. The admit cards are available from 25th December 2019. The admit card can be downloaded using the log-in credentials. Candidates are required to carry any one of the following Identity Card (in original) along with the ICAR NET admit card:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter Card
  • Driver’s License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport

Photocopy of the ID card will not be considered. Candidates must possess both the admit card and the ID proof for entering the examination center.

ICAR NET 2019 Result

ICAR NET result is released at the official website. The result announcement dates are not announced yet. Candidates can download the result/ scorecard using the log-in credentials. The date of declaration of the result will be the date of qualifying the NET examination.

ICAR NET 2019 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will the application form release?

The application forms were released on 15th October 2019.

Q: What is the last date for submitting the application form?

The last date for submitting the application form is 4th November 2019.

Q: When is the ICAR NET 2019 exam conducted?

The ICAR NET 2019 exam will be conducted from 8th to 10th January 2020.

Q: What is the mode of filling the application form?

The mode of filling the application form is online.

Q: How many preferences can I fill for the exam center?

You can fill two exam center preferences while filling the application form.

Q: What is the maximum number of attempts for the exam?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts.

Q: Do I need to attach any document while submitting the online application form?

No. You just need to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.

Q: Can I make any changes in the application details after form submission?

No. You cannot make any changes in the application details.

Q: What is the upper age limit for the exam?

No, there is no upper age limit for the exam.

Q: Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Yes, there will be negative marking in the exam. 1/3rd mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.