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ASRB NET Syllabus 2022

The Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board will release the syllabus for the ASRB NET Exam on the official website. Applicants can download the syllabus and start preparing for the exams. 

The ASRB NET Exam syllabus 2022 includes all the topics from the different disciplines. There are 57 disciplines in the Agricultural Board recruitment exam and after downloading the syllabus, candidates can start their exam preparation.

ASRB NET Exam Syllabus 2022

 Check out the ASRB NET syllabus 2022 for all the disciplines

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Agricultural Biotechnology

Cell structure and function

Biomolecules and metabolism

Molecular genetics

Gene expression

Molecular biology

Molecular biology techniques

Plant molecular biology

Plant genetic engineering

Gene expression

Gene cloning

Enzymology

Tissue culture 

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Agricultural Entomology

Systematics

Morphology

Biological control

Chemical control and toxicology

Host plant resistance

Innovative approaches in Pest control

Integrated pest management

Ecology

Embryology, internal anatomy, physiology

Pests of field crops and their management

Pests of horticultural crops and their management

Arthropod vectors of plant diseases

Honey bees and beekeeping

Silkworm and sericulture

Lac insects and other useful insects

Statistics and Computer applications 

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Agricultural Microbiology

Microbial ecology and physiology

Soil microbiology

History of microbial world

Environmental microbiology and basic microbiology techniques

Microbial biotechnology 

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Economic Botany and Plant Genetic resources

Plant taxonomy and Biosystematics

Economically important plants- I

Economically important plants-II

Economically important plants-III

Biodiversity and Plant Genetic resources

Germplasm augmentation and conservation

Biotechnology in PGR

Plant quarantine

Germplasm characterization, evaluation, maintenance and regeneration

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Genetics and Plant breeding

General genetics and Plant breeding

Economics botany and Plant breeding methods

Genome organization and cytogenetics of crop plants

Quantitative and Biometrical genetics

Plant breeding for stress resistance and nutritional quality

Plant genetic resources and their regulatory system,varietal release and seed production

Statistical methods and field plot techniques

 

 

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Nematology

Nematode taxonomy and morphology

Nematological techniques

Nematode ecology

History and economic importance of Nematology

Nematode physiology and cytology

Nematode Management

Interaction of nematodes with soil organisms

Plant nematode relationships 

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Plant biochemistry

Intermediary metabolism

Basic biochemistry and biomolecules

Enzymes, vitamins and hormones

Molecular biology

Techniques in Biochemistry

Biochemistry of food grains, fruits and vegetables

Photosynthesis

Plant metabolic processes

Plant molecular biology

Plant biotechnology

Plant Genetic Engineering 

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Plant Pathology

History and principles of plant pathology

Laboratory and analytical techniques

Physiological and Molecular plant pathology

Mycology

Plant virology

Plant disease and epidemiology

Fungal diseases of crop plants

Phanerogamic parasites and non-parasitic diseases

Bacterial and viral diseases of crop plants

Management of plant diseases

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Plant physiology

Cell organelles and water relations

Crop productivity and modeling

Plant growth regulators and plant development

Mineral nutrition

Abiotic stress responses in plants

Seed physiology

Physiology of flowering and reproduction

Climate and climate change

Physiology of horticultural and plantation crop species

Post-harvest physiology

Morphogenesis, tissue culture and plant transformation 

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Seed science and technology

Seed processing and production

Seed quality control

Seed storage

Seed health

Seed industry development and marketing protection of plant varieties

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Floriculture and landscaping

Production technologies of cut flowers and loose flowers

Landscaping

Protected floriculture

Turfing and turf management

Computer aided designing for outdoor and indoor scaping 

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Fruit Science

Biodiversity and conservation

Subtropical and temperate fruit production

Breeding and canopy management of fruit crops

Growth and Development

Post harvest technology

Protected fruit culture

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Spices, Plantation, Medical and aromatic plants

Production technology of spice crops

Production of plantation crops

Acronym of medical, aromatic and under-utilized crops

Processing of plantation crops, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants

Breeding of plantation crops and spices

Organic spice and plantation crop production technology

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Vegetable Science 

Production techniques of warm season vegetable crops

Production techniques of cool season vegetable crops

Growth and Development

Seed production

Breeding of vegetable crops

Systematics of vegetable crops

Production technology of unexploited vegetable crops

Post harvest technology of vegetable crops

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Animal Biochemistry 

Structure and properties of carbs and fats

Major classes of enzymes

Bioenergetics. Biological oxidation

Scope of Biochemistry and molecular biology in animal sciences

Mechanism of storage, transformation and expression of genetic information

Amino Acids structures and properties

Basic principles and use of latest photometric chromatography

Functions of water and lipid soluble vitamins

Blood composition and biochemical constituents

Environmental pollution in relation to animal health 

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Animal Biotechnology

Cell biology

Molecular biology

Genetic Engineering and recombinant DNA technology

Cell culture and hybridoma technology

Reproductive biotechnology and related techniques

Molecular biology techniques

Gene structure and regulation of gene expression 

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Animal genetics and breeding

Overview of genetics

Advanced genetics

Population genetics

Genetic strategies

Genetic laboratory techniques

Selection experiments

Genetic properties of population

Overview of breeding

Laboratory animal breeding

Research techniques for quantitative animal breeding 

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Animal nutrition 

Energy and proteins

Rumen ecosystem and functions

Minerals, vitamins and feed additives

Nutrient requirements

Forage conservation and evaluation

Feed processing and technology

Non ruminant nutrition

Ant metabolites and toxic principles

Elements of research methodology

Clinical nutrition 

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Animal physiology

Cellular basis of animal physiology

Respiration

Digestion

Excretion

Muscle physiology

Nervous system

Endocrinology

Reproduction

Physiology of growthRe

Climate physiology

Reproduction

Blood and circulation

Behavioral physiology

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Animal reproduction and gynecology

Veterinary gynecology

Accident during gestation

Reproductive endocrinology

Male infertility

Andrology

Infertility in cows and buffaloes

Veterinary obstetrics

Frozen semen technology and artificial insemination

Reproduction and infertility in Ovine/Caprine

Reproduction and infertility in swines

Equine reproduction

Canine and feline reproduction

 

 

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Dairy Chemistry

Milk, constituents, their physical and Chemical nature

Milk lipids, auto-oxidation, antioxidants, cholesterol, fats

Composition and physical structure of ice-cream

Properties of cream, desi ghee, butter

Milk adulteration and deduction methods

Heat stability of milk

Quality control and assurance

Spectroscopy

Levels, distribution, isolation, genetic polymorphism of milk proteins

Composition and varietal differences of cheese 

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Dairy Microbiology

Microflora

Naturally occurring preservatives

Microbiological quality of fat-rich products

Bactofugation, Thermistation, and other processing techniques

Lactic acid bacteria

Role of starters in preparation of fermented products

Microbiological quality of indigenous dairy products

Preparation of byproducts

Dairy products as health food

Quality control assurance 

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Dairy technology

Market milk

Frozen milk products

Cheese and fermented milk products

Utilization of milk by-products 

Concentrated and dried milk products

Indigenous milk products

Packaging of milk and milk products

Cleaning and sanitation

Advances in Dairy technology

Legal and quality aspects of milk and milk products 

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Livestock products technology

Basic and general aspects of livestock products

Abattoir and poultry processing plants

Wool, mohair and fur

Packaging

Quality control and marketing

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Livestock production and Management

General management

Breeding, feeding and reproduction management

Shelter management 

Health Management

Production and Management of cattle and buffalo

Production and Management of other animals

Forage production and conservation

Wildlife management

Economics and marketing of livestock, poultry, and their products

 

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Poultry Science

Poultry genetics and breeding

Poultry nutrition 

Avian physiology

Poultry products technology

Poultry management

Economics and marketing

Poultry health management

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Veterinary medicine

Diagnosis of animal diseases

General medicine

Gastroenterology

Diseases of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system

Diseases of the urinary, muscular, musculoskeletal and integumentary system

Infectious diseases

Common toxicity

Poultry diseases and parasitic diseases

Veterinary jurisprudence and ethics

Production and deficiency diseases

Special therapeutic approaches

Prevention and control of diseases

Common diseases of zoo, laboratory animals and wildlife 

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Veterinary Microbiology

General bacteriology

General virology

Systematic virology

Systematic bacteriology

Molecular cell biology

Mycology

Immunology 

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Veterinary parasitology

Veterinary Helminthology

Veterinary entomology

Parasitic zoonosis

Clinical parasitology

Management of livestock parasitism

Diagnostic parasitology

Immuno parasitology 

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Veterinary pathology

Introduction, history, and Etiology of Veterinary pathology

Immunopathology

Inflammation and healing

Haemodynamics, Derangements, degeneration, and necrosis

Clinical pathology

Systematic pathology

Pathology of infectious diseases

Genetically determined diseases

Disturbances in cell growth and oncology

Avian pathology

Postmortem diagnosis and histopathological techniques

Nutritional and production pathology

Pathology of toxicosis

Pathology of diseases of laboratory and wild animals

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Veterinary Pharmacology

General pharmacology

Drugs acting on the Central nervous system

Drugs acting on the humerus and autonomic nervous system

Drug action on the digestive and urogenital system

Autacoids

Chemotherapy

Toxicology

Endocrine pharmacology

Ecotoxicology

Miscellaneous topics 

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Veterinary Public Health

Veterinary Public Health

Milk hygiene and meat hygiene

Food borne infections and intoxications

Environmental hygiene

Epidemiology

Experimental animal medicine

Health education

Standard guidelines and legislation

Microbiology in Public Health

Zoonotic diseases

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Veterinary surgery

General surgery

Anesthesia

Radiology

Orthopedics and lameness

Thoracic surgery

Surgery of the head and neck region

Abdominal surgery

Pelvic surgery

 

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Aquaculture

Aquaculture systems

Species selection criteria for cultural practices

Broodstock development and Management

Farm design, construction and operational management 

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Fisheries resources

Aquatic environment

Fisheries management

Fishery biology

Fishery resources

Economics and Marketing

Fisheries technology

Fisheries livelihood 

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Fish processing technology

Fish processing technology

Craft technology

Gear technology

Process Biochemistry

Fishery Engineering

Microbiology, quality management, Certification

Economics and Marketing 

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Fish nutrition

Principles of fish nutrition

Nutritional physiology

Nutrition and fish health

Nutrigenomics

Fish formulation, feed technology, feed management 

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Fish Health

Introduction to fish health and pathology

Diseases of fish

The aquatic environment and fish health

Diagnosis of diseases

Diseases prevention and control

Defence systems and tumors

 

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Fish genetics and breeding

Principles of fish genetics and breeding

Population and quantitative genetics

Breeding of fish and shellfish

Genetic tools for aquaculture application

Conservation, bioinformatics

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Agricultural chemicals

General Chemistry

Chromatography and spectroscopy techniques

Chemistry of natural products

Herbicides and Plant growth regulators

Agrochemical formulations

Naturally occurring insecticides

Pesticide residues and their dynamics in the environment

Agrochemicals regulations and quality control

Natural resource management

Synthetic insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, nematicides

Implications and remedies of environmental pollution

Data analysis 

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Agriculture Meteorology

General climatology

Micro-meteorology

Evapotranspiration

Agricultural transpiration

Crop weather modeling

Weather forecasting for agriculture 

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42

Agroforestry

Forestry politics and acts

Plant management

Agroforestry, social forestry, community forestry, farm forestry

Extent and causes of land denudation

Forest mensuration

Silviculture

Seed collection, processing, storage

Global overview of agroforestry

Measurement of trees and stand

Climate change

Statistics

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Agronomy

Crop ecology and Geography

Weed management

Dryland agronomy

Crop production in problem soils

Agricultural statistics

Soil fertility and use of fertilizers

Sustainable land use systems

Basics of soil and water

Soil water relationships

Plant water relationship

Irrigation water management

Management of problematic soil and water

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Environmental Science

Definition and scope of environmental science

Concepts of biodiversity

Composition of air

Basic ecological concepts

Energy consumption in urban and rural India

Soil and water pollution

Natural resources of India

Climate change

Frequency distribution, mean, median, mode, standard deviation

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Soil Physics

Soil Chemistry

Soil Microbiology

Soil fertility

Pedology

statistics

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Agri-Business Management

General Management

Marketing management

Quantitative techniques

Strategic Management and entrepreneurship

Business Accounting and Financial Management

Management economics and farm management 

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Agriculture economics

Economic theory

Natural resource and production economics

Agricultural finance and project management 

Agricultural marketing and price analysis

Operations research methods

Agricultural development and policy

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Agricultural extension

Fundamentals of extensions and communication

Information communication technologies

Extension methods and farm journalism

Research methodology in extension education

Program planning, evaluation, diffusion and adoption of innovations

Training and human resource development

Entrepreneurial development

Extension management

Development strategies and issues in extension

Gender sensitize and empowerment

 

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Agricultural Statistics and informatics

Probability and Mathematical statistics

Applied multivariate analysis

Mathematical methods in statistics

Design of experiments

Statistical genetics

Statistical inference

Sample surveys

Applied regression analysis

Optimization techniques and soft computing

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Home Science

Human nutrition, health, and intervention

Food Science and processing technologies 

Human development and family dynamics

Family resource management and consumer science

Textile science, fashion designing, and garment production

Home Science extension and Communication methods

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Farm machinery and power

Farm mechanization and equipment

Farm machinery testing, evaluation, and management

Engines and tractor systems

Ergonomics and safety

Soil dynamics in tillage and traction

Energy in agriculture

Manufacturing technology

Farm machinery design

Instrumentation and measurement techniques 

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Computer applications and IT

Computer organization and architecture

Software engineering

Working and operating system

Programming language and data structure

Artificial intelligence and soft computing

Database management system

Computer graphics

Compiler construction

Statistics, modeling, and simulation

Bioinfomatics

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Land and water management Engineering

Open channel hydraulics

Groundwater development wells and pumps

Hydrology of soil and water conservation

Irrigation water management

Open channel hydraulics

Relationship between soil, plant,water, and atmosphere

Management of degraded, waterlogged,and other problematic soil and water 

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Bioinformatics

Concepts in Computing

Programming languages

Biochemistry and molecular biology

Database systems and biological databases

Genomics and Proteomics

Mathematics and Statistics

Analytic bioinformatics

Molecular modeling

Algorithms and Data structures in bioinformatics

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Food technology

Introduction to food technology

Food quality management

Food packaging and labeling

The technology of foods of Plant Origin

The technology of foods of animal origin

Flavor Chemistry technology

Food microbiology and biotechnology

Consumer sciences, food product development, health food

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Agricultural Process Engineering

Heat and mass transfer

Storage Engineering

Farm structures and farmstead planning

Agri project planning and Management 

Material handling packaging and transport

Daily Engineering instrumentation and process control

Aquaculture processing technology and structures design

Engineering properties and quality of Biomaterials

Post-harvest operations 

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Veterinary Anatomy

Gross anatomy

Developmental anatomy

Micro anatomy

Best books for ASRB NET exams

The top books for the ASRB NET 2022 exams will help the students to prepare well and score good marks in the exams. The best books for Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board exams will help the students to score well and qualify for the exams easily.

Given below are the names of the books and the author/publisher for the ASRB NET exams. 

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Name of the subject 

Name of the book

Author/Publisher

1

Agricultural Entomology

Agricultural Entomology on Competitive view 

Shravan M Halder

2

Agricultural Microbiology

Agricultural Microbiology 2nd edition 

Bagyaraj D J

Rangaswamy G

3

Plant Biochemistry

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of plants

Bob Buchanen and Wilhelm Gruissem

4

Animal Physiology

Principles of Animal Physiology

Moyes

Schulte

5

Environmental Science

Environmental Science 

Rupendra Singh

6

Food Technology

A Competitive book of food science, technology and agriculture 

Gajendra Kumar Rana

7

Vegetable Science 

Vegetable Science 

D.Singh

8

Objective agriculture and previous year's question bank

Previous year question bank

S.R Kanawa

9

Vegetable Science

Vegetable Science for NET SRF JRF ARS PhD ASU Entrance 

D.Singh

10

Horticulture 

Objective Horticulture for SRF JRF NET ASU Entrance 

Udal Singh

11

Agricultural Biotechnology 

Biotechnology Expanding Horizons

B.D Singh

12

General Studies 

General Studies for ARS and other competitive exams 11th Edition

K.V Raman Rao

13

Plant Science

Plant Science at a glance

Mangesh Y Dudhe

14

Food Technology

A competitive book of food science and technology and Agriculture 

Gajendra Kumar Rana

15

Objective Agriculture 

Previous years question bank

S.R Kanawa

 Preparation tips for ASRB NET syllabus 2022 

Candidates must get the complete ASRB NET Exam pattern 2022 and syllabus before starting their preparations. A complete view of the syllabus will help the candidates to know all the topics and the marking pattern which in turn will ease their process of exam preparation. The ASRB NET Exam 2022 syllabus consists of questions from a Masters's degree and candidates must study the best books for the exam to score well and qualify for the exam with good marks. 

First, complete studying all the chapters of the ASRB NET syllabus thoroughly. It is advisable to write down important notes while reviewing the syllabus. Short notes will not help during the revision process but also help to remember the topics well. All candidates appearing for the ASRB NET Exams must maintain a timetable and complete the syllabus within the scheduled time. It is also necessary to revise the topics from time to time with added attention to the difficult chapters. 

After completing the revision of the entire syllabus, practice sample question papers of previous years. Sample papers will assist in time management and also improve accuracy in learning all the topics well. Candidates are also suggested to appear for as many mock tests as possible as this will help in increasing their confidence while appearing for the exams.

Apart from studying, candidates must also engage in activities that will reduce their stress levels. It is extremely necessary to overcome all exam-related fears in order to perform well in the exams. In case of any doubts, candidates must consult their teachers and clear all the doubts way before the exams. Lastly, self-confidence acts as a motivating factor while appearing for the ASRB NET 2022, so candidates must never lose confidence while appearing for the exams.

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