The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will conduct competitive examination for recruitment to the posts of Administrative Officer and Finance & Accounts Officer in Pay Level 10 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix [Pre-revised PB-3 ₹ 15600-39100 + ₹ 5400 (Grade Pay)] at ICAR Research Institutes in accordance with the rules issued by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Important Dates*:

Submission of online applications starts on23.07.2021 (11.00 AM)
Last date and time for receipt of online applications23.08.2021 (05.00 PM)
Last date and time for making online fee payment23.08.2021 (05.00 PM)
Date of online objective type examination – Tier-I (CBT)**10.10.2021
Date of descriptive type examination – Tier-IITo be notified later
Date of Structured Interview/Personality TestTo be notified later

* subject to change

** Online Computer Based Test

             2.         VACANCIES:

 The number of vacancies to be filled up on the basis of this examination are as under:-

Name of the postNo. of vacancyNumber of vacancyReservation for Persons with Benchmark DisabilitiesEligible category of PwBD*Functional Requireme nt**
AO44170407021401- Cat. a 01- Cat. b   Total- 02B, LV D, HHS, ST, RW, C
F&AO21130202000401- Cat. a 01- Cat. b   Total- 02B, LV D, HHS, BN, MF, RW, SE, C

(The number of vacancies given above are tentative and subject to change).

* Category Abbreviations Used:

B=Blind, LV= Low Vision, D=Deaf, HH= Hard of Hearing

** Functional Requirement Abbreviations Used:

S= Sitting, ST=Standing, BN=Bending, RW= Reading & Writing, SE=Seeing,

C=Communication, MF=Manipulation by Fingers

    • For Administrative Officer:-

 Candidate must be a Graduate of a recognized University securing not less than 55% mark in the final degree examination or equivalent and must have working knowledge of computer. 

  • For Finance & Accounts Officer:-

 Candidate must be a Graduate of a recognized University securing not less than 55% mark in the final degree examination or equivalent and must have working knowledge of computer.

Desirable Qualification:- Specialization in Finance/ Accounting/ Commerce as the Post Graduation level or professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/ CS.


 All candidates in the service of Indian Council of Agricultural Research/ Govt. Service, whether in a permanent or in temporary capacity or as work-charged employees, other than casual or daily rated employees, will be required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for this examination.

 Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Board withholding permission to the candidates applying for / appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected / cancelled.


 The centres where the Tier-I Examination will be conducted in Online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode are mentioned in ANNEXURE- I and the centres where the Tier-II Examination will be conducted in conventional pen and paper (descriptive) mode are mentioned in ANNEXURE-II. Candidates may select three (03) centres in order of their preference. The ASRB will make all efforts to allot preferred centre of first choice. However, the Centres of Examination could be changed at the discretion of ASRB. Candidates must select the centre of examination carefully while submitting their online application for the examination. No request for change of centre would 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.

  • Age Limits for this examination will be as under:-
  • The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must have not attained the age of 30 years as on 23.08.2021 i.e. the closing date of online registration of application (He/ she must have been born not later than 23.08.2000 and not earlier than 24.08.1991). But the maximum age limit for Council’s regular employees holding the post in administrative (ministerial) category will be relaxable upto 45 years.  
  • The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:-
  1. Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to SC or ST in respect of posts reserved for them.
  2. Upto a maximum of three years in respect of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail reservation in respect of posts reserved for them.
  3. For candidates belonging to ‘Persons with Benchmark Disability’ category, the upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 10 years. However, candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC who are also covered under the ‘Person with Benchmark Disability’ category will be eligible for grant of cumulative age relaxation under both of their respective categories. The reservation for PwBD is horizontal across all the categories
  4. To other bonafide displaced persons/repatriates of Indian origin/ Defence Services Personnel/ Border Security Force Personnel etc. as per the existing instructions of the Government of India on the subject.
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