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ARS Examination 2023 Notification – Notification for Agricultural Research Services Exam

ARS Examination 2023 Notification – Notification for Agricultural Research Services Exam.Notification for Agricultural Research Services (ARS) Examination 2023. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below

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Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I. Pusa, New Delhi-110012.

F.No. 1(8)/2023-Exam.


The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold an examination for AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE (ARS)-2023 in conventional pen/paper mode
during October/November 2023 at 19 Centres across India as per the Rules and Scheme of Examination indicated in this notification. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before filling out the Online Application Form.

Candidates selected in ARS-2023 through Written Examination and Personal Interview will be recommended for appointment as Scientists in Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the Pay Band – 3 of Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 with RGP of Rs. 6000/- (revised Pay Level 10 – Rs. 57,700- 1,82,400).


Submission of online applications starts on 05th July 2023 at 10.00 AM
Last date and time for submission of online application form 26th July 2023 upto 5.30 PM
Last date and time for making online payment 26th July 2023 upto 5.00 PM
Date of ARS (Written)Examination In the month of October/ November 2023
(Exact dates will be announced later)


* Subject to change


The number of vacancies in ARS-2023 under various disciplines are given in Annexure-VII. The number of vacancies is tentative.


The Rules of Examination for ARS are given in Annexure -III. Candidates must read the Rules of the examination carefully before filling up the Online Application form.


Candidate must hold a PhD Degree in the relevant subject as defined in Annexure -VI, completed on or before 30.09.2023. For details, please refer to Rule 3 of Rules of the Examination given in Annexure -III.

The candidates having PhD degree from a foreign University must attach a certificate of equivalence and recognition of that degree issued by the University Grants Commission/ Government of India / any other concerned Department or Agency of Government of India.

Candidates who are pursuing PhD degree, the possession of which would render them eligible to appear in ARS Examination, but have not undergone Viva-voce may also apply for admission to ARS Examination. Such candidates must complete their PhD degree on or before 30.09.2023. Such candidates will be admitted to the ARS Examination, if otherwise eligible but their admission would be purely provisional.

All candidates who shall qualify for ARS Written Examination are required to submit self-attested copies of the documents/ certificates in support of their candidature by the cut-off date to be announced at the time of declaration of the result of the Written Examination, failing which they would not be allowed to appear in the Personal Interview.


A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 35 years as on 01.01.2023. Age relaxation is admissible to the various categories as per Rule 2 of the Rules of the Examination as given in Annexure -III.


The Detailed Scheme of Examination is given in Annexure – IV.


The Centres where the ARS-2023 (Written) Examination will be conducted in conventional Pen and Paper mode, are mentioned in Annexure-II. The Centres and date(s) of holding the Examinations as mentioned above could be changed at the discretion of ASRB. Candidates must select the centres of examination(s) carefully while submitting their online applications for the examination. No request for change of centre shall be entertained at 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 the application fees to be paid:

S.No Category of candidate For ARS (Rs)
1. Unreserved (UR)/ Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ Other Bcakward Class (OBC) 800
2. Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD)/ Women NIL


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 ( as 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 application form (till the last date and time for submission of online application form) will not be considered at any cost. Neither such fee would be refunded nor kept in reserve for any other examination/ purpose.


The number of attempts for appearing in the Agricultural Research Service Examination will be limited to SIX for Unreserved category and EWS category candidates including the in-service candidates of I.C.A.R. However, this restriction will not apply to SC and ST candidates who are otherwise eligible. The number of attempts for Other Backward Classes category and PwBD (belonging to General/OBC category) candidates will be NINE.

Note: The number of attempts made by the candidates prior to the Agricultural Research Service examination 2023 will not be taken into account for counting the number of attempts made. Attempt means that the candidate must have appeared for the Examination.

Restrictions on applying for the Examination:

“A candidate who has already qualified ARS examination (finally selected) in the earlier year will not be eligible to compete in the subsequent examinations conducted by ASRB for the same discipline in which he/she has earlier qualified. However, there is no bar to reappear for an ARS selected candidate in the subsequent ARS examination in a discipline different than the one in which he/she has already qualified”.


A candidate seeking admission to the ARS -2023 (Written) Examination must apply online in the prescribed Link for Online Application Form which will be made available on the website: Important Instructions to the candidates for filling online application are given in Annexure-1.

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 5th July 2023 till 1730 Hrs on 26th July 2023 after which the link will automatically get disabled.

The candidates are not required to attach copy of any of the documents /certificates in support of their candidature at the time of submission of on line 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 declaration of result, their candidature shall be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.


  1. Candidates are required to apply online using the application form link available on the website: only. No other mode of filling of application is allowed. 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 the Application Form. They are, therefore, requested to thoroughly read this Notification before filling the online Application Form.
  2. 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) Notification for ARS-2023 Examination.
    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.
    h) Doctorate Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/ Marksheet; if available.
    i) Centre opted for ARS -2023 (Written) Examination (Please check the Examination Centres in this notification in Annexure – II).
    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 213rd of the total space and taken without spectacles.
    k) Scanned copy of signatures (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.
    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 email id only. In case, they do not have an e-mail id, they may obtain one from any of the email 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 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. Select the following against the PURPOSE option:
    ‘Examination/ certificate fee for ARS/NET/STO/FAO/AO etc.’
    6. Confirm ‘PAO’ is 000001 – PAO (Sectt)-1
    7. Confirm ‘DDO’ is 216968 – Add. ASRB, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan I
    8. Fill amount and details about payment in remarks please write: “Fee for ARS-2023”
    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
  7. The photograph and signature would be used to 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 in the course of applying. Online Application Form will not be submitted unless the candidate has successfully uploaded a photograph, and signature and has paid the requisite application 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 confirmed, a message informing the successful submission of the 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 a 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 the 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, 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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