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Old October 29th, 2011, 06:48 PM
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I want previous question papers of ars till 10th years and the name of the books which are suitable for preparation.


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Agricultural Research Services NET Exam is organized two times in a year by Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India).

Exam pattern:

Preliminary Exam:
150 Marks (Objective Type Questions) in 2 hrs duration (Negative Marking: 1/3rd)

Mains Exam:
240 Marks (Descriptive Type Questions) in 3 hrs duration

Viva Voce:
60 Marks

Here are some books for exam:

Objective Questions On Vegetable World: Jrf/Srf/Ars/Net/Sau Entrance/Pcs Examinations 1st Edition
Publisher: M D Publications Pvt. Ltd. (2008)

Objective Agriculture Science: Question Bank as per New Syllabus
Author: U. D. Chavan, J. V. Patil
Publisher: Daya Publishing House (2011)

Agricultural Biotechnology 01 Edition
Author: Gautam V. K.
Publisher: Neha Publishers & Distributors (2005)

Biotechnology Expanding Horizons
Author: Singh Bd
Publisher: Kalyani Publishers / Lyall Bk Depot (2004)

The ARS/ NET Exam Syllabus for Home Science as I will buy Books for it accordingly whose exam is conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) is as follows:

ARS/ NET Exam Syllabus for Home Science

Unit 1:- Human Nutrition, Health and Interventions.

Balanced diet-Food groups, Food pyramid. Macro and micro nutrients in human nutrition-Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water - requirements, sources, functions, metabolism and effects of deficiency and toxicity of the nutrients. Nutrients interrelationship. Inborn errors of metabolism. Phytochemicals, antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotics, functional foods and nutraceuticals. Drug and nutrient interaction.
Diet & nutritional therapy in disorders of obesity, underweight, gastro intestinal tract, kidney, liver, heart, lungs, cancer, diabetes mellitus, food allergies and intolerances,. Major Public Health and Nutritional problems in India-Causes, magnitude and distribution. Assessment of Community Nutritional status by Standard methods. National Nutrition Policy, National and International organizations programmes to combat malnutrition. Nutritional epidemiology, Public health aspects of human nutrition. Objectives, Principles and Importance of Nutrition education, Nutrition monitoring and Surveillance.

Unit 2:- Food Science and Processing Technologies
Need & Scope of Food Science, Physico-chemical properties of foods, Methods of cooking-merits & demerits, factors affecting cooking. Sensory evaluation and Consumer acceptability, Food fortification, enrichment and supplementation. Food additives and Preservatives. Anti-nutritional factors & Toxicants in foods. Food hygiene and sanitation, Food-borne illnesses, infections and food poisoning. Food Adulteration, Food Standards, Laws & Regulations for food safety.Post harvest losses, food spoilage and its causes. Food Processing techniques, effects on nutritional value, food packaging and labeling. Quantitative and Qualitative changes during post harvest handling and processing of foods. Principles and methods of food processing, drying, concentration, freezing, cryogenic freezing fermentation, irradiation, canning, sterilization, pasteurization. Processing & packaging techniques for cereals, millets and legumes, milk and milk products, fruits and vegetables, nuts and oilseeds, meat, fish and poultry. Role of warehousing corporation and Food Corporation of India on post harvest conservation. Storage of perishable and non-perishable foods, traditional and modern food storage.

Unit 3 : Textile Science, Fashion Designing and Garment Production
Natural and Man-made fibers: Classification and Processing. Textile testing and Quality Control, importance of textile and apparel testing; textile performance standards and various organizations associated. Fibre, yarn and fabric testing, Dyes and Pigments - classification dyeing techniques (solution dyeing, fibre dyeing, yarn dyeing, piece and garment dyeing), resist dyeing. Methods of printing (block, screen, stencil, roller, transfer printing and batik). Principles of weaving - basic weaves, (plain, twill and satin), decorative/fancy weaves (jacquard, dobby, leno, double cloth, warp and weft figuring, pile weave). Knitting (principles, classification and knitting machines). Technological advances in dyeing and printing. Finishes- Principles and methods of washing and finishing. Stain removal. Care and Storage of clothes.
Anthropometric measurements (importance and techniques); clothing construction (basic principles of drafting, flat pattern and draping methods), flat pattern making, principles of pattern making, draping; standards, grading and alteration of basic block; Clothing requirements for different age groups, factors affecting clothing choices and fashion trends. Use of CAD in textile industry. Role and importance of textile and garment industry in Indian economy. Marketing of textiles and clothing- Price determination (different methods of pricing), Export and import procedure and policies, Sale promotion techniques. Status of Textile and Apparel industries in the Global Scenario.

Unit 4 : Human Development and Family Dynamics
Stages of human development (prenatal development stage, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, early and middle adulthood, old age and maturity). Physical, emotional, intellectual, social, moral, language and personality development. Role of family, school and peer interaction in the development of the child. Theories of child/human development with special reference to cognitive development theories. Socio-cultural aspects of population growth and population policies. Developmental programmes for women and children. Status of women in India, rights of women and children, national policy for children, national commission for women. Marriage - concept and meaning. Readiness for marriage-physiological, social, psychological and others. Premarital association, premarital guidance and counseling. Approaches to study family-developmental social, psychological and educational. Family planning. Legal aspects: laws regarding marriage, adoption, divorce, inheritance. Children with special needs (types of impairments: physical, visual, auditory, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, speech defects, and learning disabilities). Special education for children with developmental challenge. Trends and issues in early childhood care and education. Parent and community education. Theories of Personality development. Pubertal changes and effects on personality development. Developmental tasks of adolescence and problems faced.

Unit 5 : Family Resource Management and Consumer Science
Systems approach to Family Resource Management, Concept, Planning, Resources, management processes communication. Art principles and Interior enrichment, Housing and Space design, household energy and equipment, Family finance and Consumer education. Process of management. Decision making process. Application of management process to time, money and energy for work simplification. Application of Mundels classes of change in household work, agricultural and allied tasks. Energy crisis, its causes and implications for energy management in homes. Equipment, tools and accessories for rural and urban houses. Guidelines for budgeting. Banking, e-banking and insurance. Credit. Consumer rights, Consumer Protection Act and other laws.Elements and principles of art and their application in interior decoration. Design and its type. Colour-its importance in interior decoration, colour theories, colour schemes and their application in interior decoration. Furniture and household furnishing-types, selection, care and maintenance. Wall and window types- treatments. Floor and floor coverings. Lighting-functions, natural and artificial light. Flower arrangement, tools and accessories used. Functional design and arrangement of work places for different occupational activities. Ergonomic designing of furniture and equipment. Determining physiological cost of work. Planning interiors for people with special needs. Environment and health hazards due to pollution. Concepts of household and farm waste and its utilization techniques. Environmental education and rain water harvesting.

Unit 6: Home Science Extension and Communication Communication Methods
Home Science extension education: concept, principles, philosophy, objectives and approaches. Genesis of rural development programmes in India. Community Development and Integrated Rural Development- concept, principles and objectives. Relationship between family and community development. Gender sensitivity in extension education programmes.Leadership-concept, types, identification, training and mobilizing local leaders for community participation. Problems of women leaders. Panchayati Raj-philosophy, concept, functioning and scope. Extension methods and audio-visual aids. classification, selection, use and production. Modularized communication- concept, approach, need , process of designing instruction for transfer of communication. Concept, functions, key elements, theories and models of communication. Barriers to communication. Revolution in communication strategies. Advanced techniques in mass communication and soft-ware production. Participatory communication theories and models, designing and developing participatory massage. Concept, need and constraint of community based learning. Concept, steps, principles and theories of programme planning. Application of programme planning for Home Science Extension through PERT and CPM. Evaluation concept, significance, methods and tools for monitoring and evaluation. Development programmes, viz. Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP), Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA), Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment (TRYSEM), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs). Role of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in extension, SWOT analysis of development programmes. Programmes and agencies promoting women as entrepreneurs. Types and techniques of training for developing entrepreneurial activities in Home Science areas. Self Help Groups- concept, organization, mobilization and functioning of SHGs for sustainability. Human Resource Development- concept, need and strategies.

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Old December 24th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Sir. Please send name of books essential for ARS NET Ex.

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Old December 24th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Respected sir,i have compleated my M.sc in environmental science,am i eliglible for ARS NET.and can you please send the syllabus of may subject,and can you tell me when this test is going to held,when will be forms available,and where are its exam centers.Thank you.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 05:18 PM
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i am a final year student of biotechnology.i will b completing my course by august 2011.when will b the next ARS/NET examinations held?how and when to apply for it. Thank you
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Old January 9th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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sir please send me the name and author of books for preparation of ARS/NET(horticulture/vegetable science).
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Old January 9th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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sir please send me the name of books and authors for preparation of ARS/NET (horticulture/vegetable science).
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Old January 18th, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by savita123 View Post
sir please send me the name and author of books for preparation of ARS/NET(horticulture/vegetable science).
sir please send me the name and author of books for preparation of ARS/NET( social science )
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Old February 11th, 2012, 08:27 PM
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ARS NET exam 2012


Dairy Sciences and Technology
Part A: General knowledge (50 Questions)
Status of Dairy Industry in India
Principles of production
Processing and marketing
Important detergents and sanitizers
Heat transfer
Constructional and Operational features of cream separation
Butter and cheese making equipment
Auto process controls
Steam generation
Dairy chemistry
Biological and Chemical methods for detections of adulteration
Physicochemical properties of dairy products
Micro flora associated and bacteriological aspects of
National and international standards for milk and milk products

Part B: Subject Questions (150 Questions)
Basic Dairy Sciences
Dairy Engineering and Technology

Veterinary Sciences
Part A: General knowledge (50 Questions)
Historical developments in veterinary and animal sciences
Role of livestock sector in Indian agriculture
Current scenario of livestock and poultry production
Constraints in animal production systems
International organizations, policies and regulations on animal health
Animal genetics & breeding
Livestock products technology including dairy sciences

Part B: Subject Questions (150 Questions)
Basic Veterinary Sciences
Para clinical Veterinary Sciences
Clinical Veterinary Sciences
Animal Production

Fisheries Science
Part A: General knowledge (50 Questions)
Fisheries resources of world and India
Importance of commercial fishery in India and its impact on rural economy
Fisheries and aquaculture related developmental programmes in India
Domestic and export marketing of fish and fishery products
Protection of national biodiversity
Feeding behavior of fish
Fish food organisms
Fisheries extension methods and approaches

Part B: Subject Questions (150 Questions)
Fisheries Science
Fish Harvest and Post Harvest Technology

Natural Resource Management

Part A: General knowledge (50 Questions)
Historical developments in Indian Agriculture
Current production trends
Drought management
Management of natural resources including recent advances
Cropping and farming systems
Input management
Environmental sciences
Forestry and agro-forestry
Air pollution
Soils of India
Soil survey and classification

Part B: Subject Questions (150 Questions)
Forestry and Environmental Science
Agronomy and Agricultural Meteorology
Soil Science

Agricultural Sciences
Part A: General Knowledge (50 questions)
History of agricultural development in India
Plant genetics and breeding science developments
Genetic engineering
Agricultural microbiology
Plant Physiology
Status of Indian horticulture
Seed certification laws
Hybrid Technology

Part B: Subject Questions (150 Questions)
Crop Improvement
Crop Protection
Basic Plant Sciences

Social Sciences
Part A: General knowledge (50 Questions)
Role of agriculture in economic development of the country
Changes in cropping pattern
Agro economic theories
Agri-business systems
Farm machinery
Public distribution system
Agricultural trade structure in India
Family resource management
Consumer education and managements
Panchayat Raj
Agricultural communication and extension
Scope and role of agricultural extension
Farming systems research and networking
Computer applications in social sciences/agriculture

Part B: Subject Questions (150 Questions)
Economics and Agriculture Business Management
Agricultural Extension
Statistics and Computer Application

Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Part A: General knowledge (50 Questions)
Historical background and current status of agricultural engineering education in India
Indian Organizations/institutions related with agricultural engineering
Role of farm mechanization in crop production
Different types of farm equipment
IC engines
Indian tractor industry
Engineering properties of biological materials
Unit operations in agricultural processing
Soil/grain moisture
Renewable sources of energy
Basics of computer hardware and operating systems
Elementary statistics

Part B: Subject Questions (150 Questions)
Farm Machinery and Energy
Post Harvest Engineering and Technology
Land and Water Engineering
Food Science and Technology

Application form availability from: Last week of Feb, 2012
Last date for receipting application form : Fourth week of April, 2012
ARS/NET Preliminary Examination: Third week of September, 2012
ARS/NET Main Exam: Last Week of November, 2012

Exam Centers:

Port Blair
Izatnagar (Bareilly)
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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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sir please send me the syllabus and reference books for NET/ARS Horticulture (Fruit science)
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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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sir please send me syllabus and reference books for NET/ ARS for Horticulture (Fruit science) to this mail surakshithahort@gmail.com
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