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ASRB NET 2023 Notification Exam – NET-2023 Notification

ASRB NET 2023 Notification Exam – NET-2023 Notification. Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) Exam & National Eligibility Test (NET) 2023 Notification. ASRB NET 2023 Notification. ASRB NET 2023 Notification Released. ASRB NET 2023 Notification Application Portal is OPEN. NET 2023 Notification. Interested applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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F.No. 1(4)/2023-Exam


The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a combined examination for NET-2023, Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) (T-6) and Senior Technical Officer (STO) (T-6) Examination-2023 in Online computer-based (CBT) mode in a staggered slot-wise examination format as per the Rules and Schemes of Examination indicated in this notification as at Sections (A), (B) and (C) respectively. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before filling out the Online Application Form wherein Section (A), Section (B) and Section (C) contain the specific details with respect to NET-2023, SMS (T-6) and STO (T-6) respectively.


Submission of online applications starts on 22nd March 2023 (10:00 AM) 26th March 2023 (10:00 AM)
Last date and time for submission of online
application form
10th April 2023 (05:00 PM)
Dates of online (CBT) examination for NET-2023,
SMS (T-6) & STO (T-6)
26th April – 30th April 2023

* subject to change


The Centres where the combined Examination will be conducted in Online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode is mentioned in Annexure-II. The Centres and date(s) of holding the examination as mentioned above could be changed at the discretion of ASRB. Candidates must select the centres of examination carefully while submitting their online application for the examination. No request for a change of centre shall be entertained at a later stage. There may be more than one venue at any/ all centres depending upon the number of candidates registered for the examination.


Details of application fee to be paid:

Category of candidate For NET
(T-6) (₹)
(T-6) (₹)
Unreserved (UR) 1000/- 500/- 500/-
Economically Weaker Section
(EWS)/ Other Backward Class
500/- 500/- 500/-
Scheduled Caste (SC)/
Scheduled Tribe (ST)/
Persons with Benchmark
Disabilities (PwBD) / Women
250/- NIL/- NIL/-


As the candidates can exercise their option for being considered either for NET or SMS or STO or any combination of the three, the application fee shall be paid by the candidates depending upon the option they exercised.

Transaction charges for Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/ UPI payment, as the case may be, have to be borne by the candidate.

The fee must be paid through Bharatkosh ( per instruction given in Annexure-I as well as the online application form available on the website: only. Mere payment of fees in Bharatkosh without successful submission of the application form (till the last date and time for submission of the online application form) will not be considered. Neither such fee would be refunded nor kept in reserve for any other examination/ purpose.


A candidate seeking admission to the examination must apply online at the prescribed Application Form available on the website: Important Instructions to the candidates for filling online application are given in Annexure-I.

Candidate must read the provisions, contained in this Notification carefully and shall abide by the same. Candidate must fulfil all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the examination.

The online Application filling process will be opened from 1000 Hrs on 22.03.2023 till 1700 Hrs on 10.04.2023 after which the link will automatically get disabled.

The candidates are not required to attach a copy of any of the documents /certificates in support of their candidature at the time of submission of the online application. The candidates in their own interest must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the examination. In the event of ineligibility being detected by the Board at any stage, including after the declaration of the result, their candidature shall be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

As NET Certificate would be issued to the qualified candidates through DigiLocker app only, due care should be taken by the candidates to fill up their online application form. No request for change in any field i.e., Centre of Examination, Discipline, Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, E-mail Id, Mobile No., Phone No., Category, Medium of Examination etc. will be considered under any circumstances. Candidates are, therefore, advised to be very careful while filling up their application forms.


  1. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination such as the qualification, discipline, age, category, etc. Their admission to the examination will be purely provisional. If on verification at any later stage, it is found that they do not fulfil all eligibility conditions; their candidature will be cancelled/ rejected and the fee paid for the examination will be forfeited. The verification of the eligibility of the candidates for SMS (T-6) and STO (T-6) with respect to the documents submitted by them will be done before the conduct of the interviews. The Board shall summarily reject the candidature of the candidate if he/she does not fulfil the eligibility conditions.
  2. Candidates seeking reservation/ relaxation benefits available for SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ PwBD must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/ relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/ Notice. They should be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/ Notice for such benefits, and these certificates should be issued no later than the closing date of the online application for the examination.
  3. The candidates are not required to attach any certificates/mark sheets with the online application form. The candidates of SMS (T-6) and STO (T-6) who qualify for the online CBT examination will be required to submit (upload) self-attested copies of documents/certificates in support of their candidature during the dates which would be announced at the time of declaration of the results of the online (CBT) examination, failing which they would not be allowed to appear in the interview. A link will be provided on ASRB’s website for the candidates to upload the requisite documents. 
  4. In cases, where any certificates/documents submitted by the candidates in support of their eligibility as stipulated in the preceding paragraph, are not found as per prescribed formats, such candidates will not be given the opportunity to submit such certificates at a later date and consequently, their eligibility will be scrutinized only as per the available documents/certificates. Accordingly, the candidates are advised to ensure while submitting the documents, that all the certificates/ documents are in the respective prescribed format as given in Appendix-I, II, III, IV and V. Documents/certificates in any language other than Hindi or English will not be accepted. In such cases, the candidates must submit either the certificates/documents in Hindi/English or its translated copy duly attested by Notary Public.
  5. Candidates already in the Service of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Central/State Government/Scientific Institutions/Universities, whether in a permanent or a temporary capacity or as a work-charged employee, other than a casual or daily rated employee, are required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the examination. However, a candidate seeking age relaxation on account of being an ICAR Employee must attach a certificate to this effect in the prescribed format as given in Appendix-V from the concerned ICAR’s Institute at the time of submission of documents/certificates. Candidates should obtain permission/NOC from his/her employer immediately while applying and keep it for future requirements.
  6. OBC candidates whose caste is not listed in Central List (as available on National Commission for Backward Classes website and who are not covered under the provisions as applicable to OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates, shall be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes. Accordingly, OBC Candidates not belonging to OBC NonCreamy Layer shall indicate their category as ‘General’.
  7. In case the claim of candidates regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ Scheduled Caste(SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Other Backward Class(OBC)/ Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) / being ICAR employee is found to be incorrect, it may render them liable to be disqualified by the Board / ICAR and their candidature will stand cancelled.
  8. No candidate will be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds a certificate of admission for the examination. After downloading the Admission Certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of Controller of Examinations, ASRB, KAB – I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012 or email to [email protected].
  9. No request for withdrawal of candidature/application received from a candidate after he/she has submitted his/her application will be entertained.
  10. The Admission Certificates would be made downloadable from the website: only about one week prior to the date of examination. Candidates are requested to visit the website: regularly for updates. No other form of communication will be used for the issue of admission certificates.
  11. Only such EWS/SC/ST/OBC/PwBD candidates who are selected on the same general standard as applied to UR candidates shall be treated as their own merit candidates. If any EWS/SC/ST/OBC and PwBD candidates qualify after getting any relaxation in age or qualifying marks than what is prescribed for Unreserved category candidates, then such EWS/ SC/ST/OBC/PwBD candidate shall be considered only against the reserved vacancies for the respective category and they shall not be considered for appointment against an unreserved vacancy.
  12. The Interview letters for the interview of SMS (T-6) / STO (T-6) shall be sent through e-mail and all instructions/information thereof will be indicated therein. No hard copy/letter will be sent for this purpose.
  13. The applicants are advised to regularly check the ASRB website and e-mail provided in the Application Form for update(s)/ information/ communication with regard to the Examination. They must check the spam/junk/inbox/trash folders also of their mailbox. They are also advised to save the e-mail [email protected] in the contacts of their e-mail account so that the e-mails with attachments sent by this e-mail I.D. do not go to the spam folder.
  14. The candidates are advised to regularly visit the ASRB’s website: All the information related to the examination will be uploaded/ updated on this website only.
  15. The syllabus for NET is available on the Syllabus Link on ASRB’s website:
  16. All communications in respect of an application made for this Examination should be addressed to the Examination Section, ASRB, KAB – I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012 or e-mail to [email protected] and should invariably contain the following particulars:-1. Name and year of Examination: Combined NET-2023, Subject Matter
    Specialist (T-6) and Senior Technical Officer (T-6) Examination-2023
    2. Name of candidate (In full and in Capital letters)
    3. Registration No.
    4. Centre of Examination
    5. Roll No. (If communicated)
    6. E mail id (as indicated in the Application Form)
    7. Telephone/Mobile number
    Note: – Communication not containing the above particulars will not be attended to
  17. Please note that carrying Smart Mobile Phones/ pagers/ smart devices or any other communication device is absolutely prohibited on the Examination Centre premises. Any infringement of this instruction can lead to the disqualification of the candidate concerned. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of these item(s) to the Examination venue since the provision for their safe keeping cannot be assured. The candidates are also advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the Examination Venue. The Board will not be responsible for any loss incurred due to non-adherence to these instructions.
  18. The online examination will be conducted in the designated Centres/cities at single or multiple venues. The questions of the Examination will be available in bilingual form i.e. in Hindi and English medium. The applicants will have to indicate their medium of Examination in the online application form itself. The answers to the questions are to be registered on the Computer itself during the Examination.
  19. The candidates will be at liberty to communicate in Hindi or English during the Interview for SMS (T-6)/ STO (T-6).
  20. In case of any discrepancy between English and Hindi versions of the Notification/ advertisement /information, the English version as available on the Website of the Board will be treated as final.
  21. This notification is available on ASRB’s Website:
  22. The candidates are required to bring along with them the original Photo Identity Card uploaded in the online application form and two photographs apart from the Admission Certificate to be issued by ASRB while coming for the Examination at all applicable stages (i.e. online CBT and interview). In case the candidate does not present the original Identity Card at the registration desk at the centre, he/she will not be allowed to take the examination/ Interview under any circumstances.
  23. Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain support for his candidature by any means may disqualify him/her from admission to the examination.
  24. All the relevant guidelines and instructions issued by MHA/ National Disaster Management Authority regarding COVID-19 shall be strictly followed.
  25. A candidate who is or has been declared by the Board guilty of impersonation or of submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with or making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information or otherwise resorting to any other irregular or improper means for obtaining admission to the examination, or using or attempting to use unfair means or of misbehaviour or misconduct in the examination hall, may, in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution and disqualification from the examination concerned:
    a) Be debarred permanently or for a specific period,
     By the Board, from admission to any examination or appearance at an interview held by the Board for the selection of candidates and
     By the Indian Council of Agricultural Research from Employment under them
    b) Will be liable to disciplinary action under the appropriate rules, if he/she is already in service under the Government / Indian Council of Agricultural Research/State Agricultural Universities.
  26. The decision of the ASRB / ICAR in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, the penalty for false information, mode of selection, the conduct of examination (s) and interview, allotment of examination centres, selection and allotment of posts to selected candidates will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry/correspondence will be entertained in this regard.


  1. Candidates are required to apply online using the application form link available on the website: only. No other mode of filling out the application is allowed. They can exercise their option in the Application Form for being considered either for NET only, SMS (T-6) only, STO (T-6) only or any combination of the three; eligible candidates are hereby informed that the details they provide in the Online Application Form will be used for all future references and no modification thereto can be done subsequently. Hence, they are advised to be very careful while filling out the Application Form. They are, therefore, requested to thoroughly read this Notification before filling out the online Application Form.
  2. Candidates should submit only one application form and exercise their option for the examination therein. In case multiple applications are received from a candidate, the latest application will be considered, ignoring all earlier one(s) received; without refunding/ adjusting any Application Fee received for the other Applications.
  3. Candidates are required to complete the Application Form by filling all the parts for which they will be guided during the course of filling the Application Form.
  4. Candidates are required to keep ready the following relevant details /information /
    documents at the time of filling the online form
    a) Combined Notification for NET-2023, SMS (T-6) and STO (T-6)
    b) Name (as recorded in Secondary level Examination certificate)
    c) Father’s name (as recorded in the Secondary level Examination certificate)
    d) Complete Address for Correspondence
    e) Complete Permanent Address
    f) Matriculation or equivalent Certificate
    g) Master’s Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/
    Marksheets; if available.
    h) Doctorate Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/
    Marksheet; if available.
    i) Centre opted for Combined NET-2023, SMS (T-6) and STO (T-6)
    (Please check the examination centres in Annexure – II of this notification).
    j) Scanned copy of recent passport size photograph taken against white
    background only, 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.
    k) Scanned copy of signatures taken in Black/Blue ink on a white paper only of
    a maximum size of 80 KB in .jpg format only.
    l) Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/ UPI details for online payment of fee.
    m) Valid and active e-mail id.
    n) The candidate should have details of one Photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter
    Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ Any other photo ID card issued
    by the State/ Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to
    be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form.
    The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose
    details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This photo
    ID will be used for all future references and the candidate is advised to carry
    this ID while appearing for the examination at the opted/ allotted centre.
  5. The candidates are required to enter their valid and active e-mail id in the Application Form since all communication/information/update(s) for this Examination would be sent to this e-mail id only. In case, they do not have an e-mail id, they may obtain one from any of the e-mail service providers of the candidate’s choice. Please note that entry of the e-mail id in the prescribed field in the Application Form is mandatory/ compulsory.
  6. For payment of the Application Fee, please follow the following steps:1. Open the website
    2. Click on ‘Non-Registered Users’
    3. Select ‘Individual’ in depositor’s category
    4. When searching in the purpose category, select Ministry as “001-Agriculture”
    5. To pay Fee for NET-2023, SMS (T-6) and STO (T-6) Examination-2023, select the following against the PURPOSE option: ‘Examination/ certificate fee for ARS/NET/STO/FAO/AO’
    6. Confirm ‘PAO’ is 000001 – PAO (Sectt)-I
    7. Confirm ‘DDO’ is 216968 – Add. ASRB, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan I
    8. Fill amount and details about payment in the remarks as per the following depending upon the combination selected in the application form:
    (i) Fee for NET-2023
    (ii) Fee for SMS-2023
    (iii) Fee for STO-2023
    (iv) Fee for NET-2023 & SMS-2023
    (v) Fee for NET-2023 & STO-2023
    (vi) Fee for SMS-2023& STO-2023
    (vii) Fee for NET-2023, SMS-2023& STO-2023
    [For Fee details, please refer to para 3 of the Notification (page 1-2)]
    9. Enter Captcha and Press Add
    10. Go to Next page and fill depositors’ details
    11. Make online payment through Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ UPI
    12. Print Receipt for payment
    13. Upload Receipt in the online application form, along with other requisite information
  7. The candidate should keep the scanned copy of his/her recent passport-size photograph
    taken against a 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 for easy identification) and a Scanned copy of his/her Signature (taken in blue/ black ink only on a white paper for prominence) of a maximum size of 80 KB in .jpg format only for uploading during the process of Application Form Submission. The candidates are strongly advised to ensure that the same is duly and clearly uploaded in the application form. They should use only clear scanned copies (and not blurred or hazy) since the application form may not be considered if these are not clear. The photograph and signature would be used to be put on the Admission Certificate and entry to the examination centre is subject to verification of the photograph & signature.The scanned photograph and signature must be uploaded in .jpg format only. These would be required to be uploaded using the links that will be guided to in the course of applying. They may browse and select the location where the scanned photograph/ signature file has been saved, select it and click the upload button. Once uploaded, a message informing about the successful uploading of the Photograph/signature, as the case may be, will be displayed. In case, they want to use another photograph/signature (i.e., use any other photograph / signature), then select the edit button on the link and repeat the same process as before. Online Application Form will not be submitted unless the candidate has successfully uploaded photograph, signature and has paid the requisite applicable fee.The candidate should retain a printed copy of the same photograph for use in the subsequent stages of the examination.
  8. Candidates are informed that there are provisions for editing at many stages. Once the complete process of filling up the information in the Application Form, the Photograph and Signature is completed, the candidate can view the entire Application Form together with the photograph and signature and can still edit at this point to make / incorporate any change/ editing in any field of the Application Form. However, once the payment detail has been uploaded, there is no possibility of making any modification/editing whatsoever in the application form.
  9. Once the payment detail is entered and submitted, a message informing the successful submission of Application Form will be displayed on the screen. In case, this does not appear, the process needs to be repeated, since it signifies/implies that the Application Form has not been successfully uploaded/ submitted.
  10. Candidates are strongly advised to keep a print or soft copy of the completed Application Form for any future reference.
  11. Mere successful submission of the Application Form and/or issuance of Admission Certificate does not automatically ensure admission to the Examination. If on verification at any later stage, it is found that a candidate does not fulfil any of the eligibility condition(s) or has given wrong/incorrect/misleading/false information, either intentionally or otherwise error of omission or commission, his/her candidature will be cancelled/rejected and fee paid will be forfeited and any action as deemed fit by the Board shall be taken in this regard.
  12. The online application form is spread over number of parts. Candidates will receive an email/SMS on successful registration in Part-I, i.e., basic data regarding their Name, Father’s Name, E-mail Id, Date of Birth etc. after which all the stages of the application form are to be completed and final submission done. Mere registration by completing Part-I of the application form does not signify successful completion of the submission process.
  13. Fees once submitted in Bharatkosh shall not be refunded at any cost and will not be kept in reserve for any other examination/ purpose.
  14. For any clarification /assistance, the candidate may call Ph. No. 011-25846166/ 25848172 (Extn. 202) between 0930 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except Gazetted Holiday(s)) or e-mail to [email protected].


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