21 Nov 2012

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE EXAMINATION-2012 | AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENTs


AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD
KRISHI ANUSANDHAN BHAVAN, PUSA, NEW DELHI-110012
(INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH)
F.No. 1(6)/2012-Exam.-II


NOTIFICATION

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE EXAMINATION-2012

1. Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive ARS Examination – 2012 as per the following scheme where in two separate examinations will be held as:

(i) Preliminary – ARS Examination – 2012 on 24.02.2013 (Sunday) from 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm.

(ii) ARS – Main Examination – 2012 on 23.06.2013 (Sunday) from 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

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 of Rs.15,600-39,100 plus research grade pay of Rs.6,000/-

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.

2. CENTRES OF EXAMINATION

The Centre’s of Examination where the Preliminary an Main Examinations will be conducted are mentioned in Annexure-I(a) and I(b) respectively. The ASRB may increase or decrease the number of Centre’s or shift Centre’s as per the requirements of the Board. Candidates must select the Centre’s 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 read the Rules of examination carefully before filling up the Application form.

5. PLAN OF EXAMINATION

The detailed Plan of ARS Examination is mentioned in Annexure-IV.

6. PRESCRIBED EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

A candidate must hold a Master‟s Degree or equivalent in the concerned subject with specialization as defined in Annexure-V completed on or before 31.10.2012. For details, please refer to Rule 3 of Rules of the Examination.

7. AGE LIMIT

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01-08-2012 (i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1980 and not later than 1st August, 1991). 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

The candidates seeking admission to ARS Examination must pay to the Board a fee of Rs. 480/- (Rs. Four hundred eighty only) plus registration charge of Rs. 20/- (Rs. Twenty only). All candidates will pay registration fee of Rs. 20/-.

Women candidates and the candidates belonging to Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe/Physically Challenged categories are exempted from payment of examination fee only. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the fee in full.

Charges mentioned above will be paid by the candidate through a Crossed Bank Draft only drawn in favour of Secretary, A.S.R.B. and payable at New Delhi with the application form. Candidates should write their name and address on the reverse of the Bank. No other form of payment will be accepted by the Board.
For details of fee exemptions, relaxations and conditions, etc., please refer to rule 4 of Rules of the Examination.

9. HOW TO APPLY

A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply to The Secretary, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 on the application form available on ICAR Website www.icar.org.in or ASRB Website www.asrb.org.in. The application form must be filled up by the candidate in his / her own handwriting only. A candidate must read the provisions in the Notification for ARS Examination - 2012 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. The candidates are not required to attach the copies of the documents/certificates in support of their candidature.

The envelopes containing the application form should be super scribed in bold letters as:

"Application for ARS Examination- 2012".
Preliminary Examination Centre ______________________ Code No. _______
ARS Examination Discipline __________________________ Code No. _______

10. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IN A.S.R.B.
a) The completed application form must reach the Secretary, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 by post or delivered in person on or before 18.12.2012.

In respect of applications received only by post (by post/ speed post) from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti Districts and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba Distt. of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshdweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of application will be 31.12.2012. The benefit of extended time will be available only in respect of applications received by post / speed post from the above mentioned areas/regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of the place of the residence of the applicant.
b) Candidates should clearly note that the Board will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of their application or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever. No application, received after the prescribed last date will be entertained under any circumstances and all the applications received after the prescribed date will be summarily rejected. They should, therefore, ensure that their applications reach the Board‟s Office on or before the prescribed last date.
Applications received through Couriers or Courier Services of any type shall be treated as having been received „By Hand‟ at the Board‟s Counter.



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