ICAR NET Syllabus 2017 - 2018 PDF Previous Year Question Papers Pattern


ICAR NET Syllabus

Dear aspirants, welcome to ejobshub.in ICAR NET syllabus page. Every year Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
(ASRB) is conducts a National Eligibility Test (NET) to examine the eligibility for the post of Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in agricultural universities. Here we are providing you complete information of ICAR NET syllabus with their previous year question papers pattern details. In ICAR NET exam will conduct in this year (Tentative).

Where I know aspirants will need ICAR NET exam syllabus very earlier for better preparation. There are only one paper will conduct of 150 marks. The question paper will consist total 150 multiple choice objective type questions. Only two hours will provide you to solve the complete question paper. There are no extra time will offer you to solve ICAR NET exam paper.
If you will give a wrong answer of any question then 1/3 mark will deduct from your answer sheet. So please solve only that question, which you can solve confidently.

Required marks details for qualifying ICAR NET examination


Category

Percentage of marks

(UR) (General) /
OBC(Creamy layer)

55%

OBC(Non-Creamy layer)

50%

SC / ST/ Physically Challenged(PC) Person

45%

Dear aspirants your question paper will be set in both languages Hindi and English. Aspirants must fill their answer on OMR answer sheet by black ball point pen. No other color pen will be used in exam.

ICAR NET Syllabus Overview

ICAR NET Agronomy Syllabus
Unit 1 : Crop Ecology and Geography
Principles of crop ecology
Ecosystem concept and determinants of productivity of ecosystem
Physiological limits of crop yield and variability in relation to ecological optima
Crop adaptation
Climate shift and its ecological implication
Greenhouse effect
Agro-ecological and agro climatic regions of lndia
Geographical distribution of cereals, legumes, oilseeds, vegetables, fodders and forages, commercial crops, condiments and spices, medicinal and aromatic plants
Adverse climatic factors and crop productivity
Photosynthesis, respiration, net assimilation, solar energy conversion efficiency and relative water content, light intensity, water and CO2 in relation to photosynthetic rates and efficiency
Physiological stress in crops
Remote sensing
Spectral indices and their application in agriculture
crop water stressindices and crop stress detection

Unit 2 : Weed Management
Scope and principles of weed management
Weeds’ classification, biology, ecology and allelopathy
Crop weed competition, weed threshold
Herbicides classification, formulations, mode of action, selectivity and resistance
Persistence of herbicides in soils and plants
Application methods and equipment
Biological weed control, bioherbicides
Integrated weed management
Special weeds, parasitic and aquatic weeds and their management in cropped and non cropped lands
weed control schedules in field crops, vegetables and plantation crops
Role of GM crops in weed management

Unit 3 : Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use
History of soil fertility and fertilizer use
Concept of essentiality of plant nutrients, their critical concentrations in plants, nutrient interactions, diagnostic techniques with special emphasis on emerging deficiencies of secondary and micro-nutrients
Soil fertility and productivity and their indicators
Fertilizer materials including liquid fertilizers, their composition, mineralization, availability and reaction products in soils
Water solubility of phosphate fertilizers
Slow release fertilizers, nitrification inhibitors and their use for crop production
Principles and methods of fertilizer application
Integrated nutrient management and bio-fertilizers
Agronomic and physiological efficiency and recovery of applied plant nutrients
Criteria for determining fertilizer schedules for cropping systems direct, residual and cumulative effects
Fertilizer related environmental problems including ground water pollution
Site-specific nutrient management
Contamination of heavy metals in peri-urban soils and their remediation.
Unit 4 : Dryland Agronomy
Concept of dryland farming; dryland farming vs rainfed farming
History, development, significance and constraints of dryland agriculture in India
Climatic classification and delineation of dryland tracts
Characterization of agro-climatic environments of drylands
Rainfall analysis and length of growing season
Types of drought, drought syndrome, effect on plant growth, drought resistance, drought
avoidance, drought management
Crop Planning including contingency, crop diversification, varieties, cropping systems, conservation cropping and mid-season corrections for aberrant weather conditions
Techniques of moisture conservation insitu to reduce evapotranspiration, runoff and to increase infiltration
 Rain water harvesting and recycling concept, techniques and practices
 Timelines and precision key factors for timely sowing, precision in seeding, weed control
 Fertilizer placement, top dressing and foliar application, aqua-fertigation
Concept and importance of watershed management in dryland areas
ICAR NET Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources Syllabus
Unit 1 : Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
Nomenclature, purpose, principles and systems of classification
Taxonomy of higher plants, floras, manuals, monographs, index, catalogues and dictionaries, herbaria
Concepts of biosystematics, evolution and differentiation of species
Biosystematic and taxonomic tools
Origin, evolution and biosystematics of selected crops (rice, wheat, rape seed & mustard, cotton)

Unit 2 : Economically important plants –I
Origin, history, domestication, botany, genetic resource activities, cultivation, production and use of:
Cereals: Wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet and minor millets.
Pulses: Pigeon pea, chickpea, black gram, green gram, cowpea, soyabean, pea, lentil, horsegram, lab-lab bean, ricebean, winged bean, French bean, lima bean, sword bean.
Oilseeds: Groundnut, sesame, castor, rape seed, mustard, sunflower, safflower, niger, oil palm, coconut and linseed.

Unit 3 : Economically important plants –II
Origin, distribution, cultivation, production and utilization of economic plants of following groups such as
Fibres: cotton, silk cotton, jute, sunnhemp, agave, flax and mesta (kenoff)
 Sugars: sugarcane, sugarbeet, sugarpalm and sweet sorghum
Fodders and green manure crops: Plantation crops: coconut, cocoa, tea; root and
tuber crops-: potato, sweet potato, tapioca, aroids etc.

Unit 4 : Economically important plants –III
Origin, distribution, classification, production and utilization of Fruits: mango, banana, citrus, guava, grapes and other indigenous fruits
 apple, plum, pear, peach, cashewnut and walnut
Vegetables: tomato, brinjal, okra, cucumber, cole crops, gourds etc.
 Fumigatories and masticatories: tobacco, betelvine, areacanut
 medicinal and aromatic plants: sarpagandha, belladonna, cinchona, nux-vomica, vinca, mentha and glycirrhiza, plantago etc.
 Narcotics: cannabis, datura, gloriosa, pyrethrum and opium
 Dye-, tannin-, gum- and resin- yielding plants
 Plant of agro-forestory importance: multipurpose trees /shrubs, subabool, Acacia nilotica, poplar, sesbania, neem etc.
 non-traditional economic plants: jojoba, guayule, jatropha, carcus etc.

Unit 5 : Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resources (PGR)
Biosphere and biodiversity; plant species richness and endemism
Concept and importance of plant genetic resources and its increasing erosion
Centres of origin and diversity of crop plants, domestication, evaluation, bioprospecting
 National and International organizations associated with PGR
 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), recent issues related to access and ownership of PGR, IPR,. PBRs, farmers rights, sui-generis system etc

Unit 6 : Germplasm Augmentation
History and importance of germplasm collection, eco geographical distribution of diversity, logistics of exploration and collection, use of flora and herbaria, random and selective sampling, genepool sampling in self and cross pollinated species
 Concept, importance and ecogeographical considerations of introduction and exchange of plant germplasm
 prerequisites conventions and achievements of PGR exchange.

Unit 7 : Germplasm Conservation
Principles and methods of conservation, in situ and ex situ methods, on – farm conservation
 Gene banks: short-medium- and long-term conservation strategies
seed physiology and seed technology in conservation
seed storage behaviour (orthodox, recalcitrant), field genebanks, clonal respositories.
 Gene bank management, gene bank standard for various crops, ISTA, AOSA, IPGRI guidelines, documentation of information in gene bank.

Unit 8 : Biotechnology in PGR
Plant conservation biotechnology, biotechnology in plant germplasm acquisition
plant tissue culture in disease elimination, in vitro conservation and exchange
cryopreservation, transgenics – exchange and biosafety issues
 biochemical and molecular approaches to assessing plant diversity

Unit 9 : Plant Quarantine
Principles, objectives and relevance of plant quarantine
 Regulations and plant quarantine set up in Indai
 economic significance of seed borne pests, pathogens and weeds
 detection and post entry quarantine operations, salvaging of infested/infected germplasm, domestic quarantine
ICAR NET Exam Pattern
There will be 150 questions from the respective discipline in which the candidate has opted to appear.
Type of Question
No of question
Time
Marks
Objective/Multiple Choice
150
2 hrs
1 mark each
Negative Marking
1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
Minimum marks required for qualifying NET Examination
Category
Minimum qualifying marks
Un-reserved(UR) (General) / OBC (Creamy layer)
55%
OBC(Non-Creamy layer)
50%
SC / ST/ Physically Challenged(PC) Person
45%

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