ASRB AO and FAO Exam 2022 – Important Details, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Strategy, Free PDFs, Notes, Mock-Tests and Previous year papers

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will conduct a competitive examination for recruitment to the posts of Administrative Officer and Finance & Accounts Officer in pay level 10 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix [pre-revised PB -3 ₹15,600 – ₹39,100 + ₹5400 (Grade Pay)] at ICAR Research Institutes in accordance with the rules issued by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

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ASRB AO and FAO Exam 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Download Admit Card and Other important details

Official NotificationDownload Link
Registration23rd July 2021 – 23rd August 2021
EligibilityGraduation with 55% marks + Working Knowledge of Computer
Age Limitbetween 21 years and 30 years
VacanciesTotal 65 (AO = 44; F&AO = 21) Category-wise Vacancies
Gross Salary₹15,600 – ₹39,100 + ₹5400 (Grade Pay) + Allowance
Exam DateTier 1 (CBT) – 10th May 2022
Download Admit CardOfficial Link not activated (Update soon)
Official Website Link Click Here
Official email address (for any issue)aofaoexam2021@asrb.org.in
Official contact numbers011-25848172/011-25846166
ASRB AO and FAO Exam 2022

ASRB AO and FAO Category-wise Vacancies

ASRB AO and FAO
ASRB AO and F&AO Category-wise vacancies
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ASRB AO (Administrative Officer) and F&AO (Finance & Accounts Officer) Exam-Pattern

  • There will be Three Stages of the Exam i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2 and Interview.
  • Tier 1 Exam (also called CBT 1) will have Objective multiple choice 200 questions of 1 mark each.
  • The duration of the Tier 1 exam will be 3 hours.
  • Negative Marking will be 1/3.
  • The Tier 2 Exam will be Descriptive in Nature and will have 4 papers.
  • Each paper in the Tier 2 Exam for AO (Administrative Officer) Post will be 150 marks.
  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 in the Tier 2 Exam for F&AO (Finance & Accounts Officer) Post will be 150 Marks for each while Paper 3 will carry 100 marks and Paper 4 will be 200 marks.
  • the duration of each paper will be 3 hours.
  • Tier 3 i.e. interview will be 100 marks.
  • Final Merit will be prepared based on the aggregate of marks (700 marks i.e. Tier 2 marks+Interview marks)

ASRB AO (Administrative Officer) and FAO (Finance & Accounts Officer) Detailed Syllabus

ASRB AO (Administrative Officer) and F&AO (Finance & Accounts Officer) TIER 1

SECTIONSUBJECTTOPICS
SECTION AGENERAL KNOWLEDGE
50 QUESTIONS
50 MARKS
Current Events of National and International importance
History of India and the Indian National Movement
World History
Indian and World Geography (Physical, Social and Economic)
Indian Polity and Governance (Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
Agricultural and Geo-Cultural Development Issues, Human Rights, Social Conflicts, Disabilities etc.
General Awareness specific to Structure and Functioning of ICAR
General Science and Scientific research
SECTION BGENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING ABILITY
50 QUESTIONS
50 MARKS
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability – Verbal and Non-Verbal (Analogies, Similarities, Differences, space visualization, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series).
Decision making and Problem Solving
General Mental ability
SECTION CARITHMETICAL AND NUMERICAL ABILITY
50 QUESTIONS
50 MARKS
Basic Numeracy (Number system, Simplification, Decimals, Fractions, L.C.M., H.C.F., Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound interest, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance
Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.)
SECTION DLANGUAGE COMPREHENSION
50 QUESTIONS
50 MARKS
HINDI or ENGLISH
Comprehension of Language and Writing Ability
Precis writing, Usage and Vocabulary, Short Essays, Translation
Interpersonal Skills including communication skills
ASRB AO (Administrative Officer) and F&AO (Finance & Accounts Officer) TIER 1 – Detailed Syllabus

ASRB AO (Administrative Officer) and F&AO (Finance & Accounts Officer) TIER 2

PAPERSUBJECTTOPICS
PAPER 1GENERAL AWARENESS OF DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, SCIENTIFIC & CULTURAL FIELDS, HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA AND WORLD
150 MARKS
Indian Culture, Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history & Indian Freedom Struggle
Post Independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
World History – industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, socialism etc.
salient features of Indian Society and Diversity of India
Role of Women and women’s organization.
population and associated issues,
poverty and development issues,
urbanization, their problems and remedies.
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Social empowerment
communalism, regionalism and secularism.
salient features of the world’s physical geography
Distribution of natural resources across the world
Important Geophysical phenomena Such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclones etc
PAPER 2CONSTITUTION OF INDIA, POLITY, GOVERNANCE, SOCIAL JUSTICE
150 MARKS
Indian Constitution – Historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges.
Separation of powers between various organs disputes redressed mechanisms and institutions.
comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
Parliament and State legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, power & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary – Ministries and Departments of the government, pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the polity.
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various constitutional bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
Government Policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry – the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the centre and states.
Issues relating to the development and management of social sector/ services relating to health, education, and Human resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance – applications, models successes, limitations and potential; citizens’ characters, transparency and accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of Civil services in a democracy.
Role of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in Agricultural Sector, its Importance and Various Implications.
PAPER 3ESSAY WRITING 1 (75MARKS)
ESSAY WRITING 2 (75MARKS)
ESSAY WRITING (for ASRB F&AO essay link)
Essay on Current International/national events and other multiple topics like social, cultural, economic and political aspects.
PAPER 4ETHICS, INTEGRITY and APTITUDE
150 MARKS
Only given in the AO syllabus
Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; the role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker -sections.
Emotional intelligence – concepts and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Probity in governance: the concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; information sharing and transparency in government, Right to information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s characters, work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
PAPER 4COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ECONOMICS
200 marks
Only given in the F&AO syllabus
Accounting
Financial Accounting
Auditing
Business Organization
Cost Accounting
Taxation
Financial Institutions
ASRB AO and FAO TIER 2 Detailed Syllabus

ASRB AO/F&AO TIER 1 – STRATEGY

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Steps of Success🏆 Toppers’ Strategy to Crack any Competitive Exam
Step 1Take a rough paper and note down all the Hours with that you are not disturbed by anyone.
It must be around 5-6 Hours a day or more (doesn’t have to be continuous)
Step 2Analyse previous year’s papers and make a list of your strong and weak topics
Step 3Make a timetable as per your syllabus.
Divide each hour in a ratio of 45 minutes:15 minutes OR 50 minutes:10minutes.
the 45 minutes or 50 minutes for the study and 15 or 10 minutes for relaxation.
Step 4Make a revision day after every 5 or 7 or 10 days.
Step 5attempt a mock test every week and analyse the test carefully.
Strategy to crack ASRB AO/FAO exam

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TIER 1 (CBT 1)

TopicsBooks/Notes/PDFsLinks
Current events of National and International importanceJanuary 2021 – March 2022Buy Now
History of India and the Indian National MovementNishant eAcademy Notes
(A brief History of India)
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World HistoryDhyeya IASbuy now
Indian and World GeographyGeography of IndiaBuy now
Indian Polity and GovernanceM LaxmikantBuy Now
Economic and Social DevelopmentRamesh SinghBuy Now
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FAQ:

What is the gross salary of ASRB AO (administrative officer)?

The Gross Salary of ASRB AO is around ₹15,600 to ₹39,100 with a Grade pay of ₹5400 and an Allowance as per the city of posting.

What is the gross salary of ASRB F&AO (Finance & Accounts Officer)?

The Gross Salary of ASRB F&AO is around ₹15,600 to ₹39,100 with a Grade pay of ₹5400 and an Allowance as per the city of posting.

What is the Career growth of the ASRB AO post?

Joining as Administrative Officer – Level 10
after 5 years of service,
First Promotion – Senior Administrative Officer – Level 11
after 5 years of service,
Second Promotion – Deputy Secretary/ Chief Administrative Officer – Level 12
after 5 years of service,
Third Promotion – Director/ CAO (Sr. Grade) – Level 13
after 3 years of service,
Fourth Promotion – Jt. Secretary/ Jt. Director (Admn.)/ Sr. Registrar – Level 14

What is the Career growth of the ASRB F&AO post?

Joining as Finance & Accounts Officer – Level 10
after 5 years of service,
First Promotion – Senior Finance & Accounts Officer – Level 11
after 5 years of service,
Second Promotion – Deputy Director (Finance)/ Chief Finance & Accounts Officer – Level 12
after 5 years of service,
Third Promotion – Director (Finance)/ Comptroller – Level 13
after 5 years of service,
Fourth Promotion – Jt. Secretary (Finance)/ Sr. Comptroller – Level 14

what is the eligibility of ASRB?

graduation is the minimum requirement for any post-wise vacancies of ASRB.

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