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August 24, 2014
ICAR ASRB Assistant Recruitment 2014 Notification, Form & Eligibility

ICAR ASRB Assistant Recruitment 2014 Notification, Form & Eligibility

ICAR ASRB Assistant Recruitment
Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is going to publish Recruitment Notification 2014 for 268 Assistant vacancies. This notification is going to be published at 10 AM of 30th August and the last date  for online registration for this recruitment is 29th September, 2014. Are you a graduate and want to join this premier agricultural organisation?

If yes, please read on. This article is going to help you know about the Assistant recruitment process in ICAR in advance and would also help you apply for the same by helping you who know what are the Eligibility required and where  to find the online application form for ICAR ASRB Assistant Recruitment 2014. And to prepare for the ICAR Assistant Exam 2014, I have posted an exclusive article titled: ICAR Assistant Exam 2014 Pattern, Sample Papers & Books which gives you all the study materials you require for this exam.

Download the ICAR ASRB Assistant Recruitment 2014 Notification
Yes, when the notification comes up on 30th August, please visit this webpage and click on the link as shown in the screenshot below:
ASRB Assistant Recruitment 2014 Notification


ICAR Assistant Vacancy 2014:
ASRB Assistant Vacancy 2014
Yes, as said, there are total 268 vacancies - 46 posts for ICAR Headquarters and 222 posts for ICAR Institutes. You can find the category-wise, place-wise vacancy position for this recruitment in the table at right.

Salary Offered:
Salary Offered for these ICAR Assistant posts is in the pay-scale of Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34,800/- with Grade Pay Rs. 4600/-. With this pay-scale, salary for Assistant position in ICAR per month is approx: Rs, 32,000/=.

Selection Process:
Selection Process for ICAR Assistants consists of two written test - Prelims (200 marks) & Mains (200 marks). The Preliminary exam is of Objective type and is conducted ONLINE. The Mains exam is on the other hand of Descriptive type.

Eligibility:
Eligibility required for these ICAR Assistant posts is given below:
Age Eligibility: Min. 20 years, Max: 27 years.
Age relaxations exists as per Govt. rule.

Academic Qualification Eligibility:
Graduation from a recognized university.

ICAR ASRB Assistant Recruitment 2014 Online Form:
You have to apply through online application form for these CAR Assistant posts.
There is no offline application form.

The form would be available from 10 AM of 30th August in the link as shown above in the "Download Notification" section.

Thats all for now. With above I am sure you can apply for the ICAR Assistant posts easily. You can also start your preparation for the exam by using the article ICAR Assistant Exam 2014 Pattern, Sample Papers & Books. Best Wishes!
ICAR Assistant Exam pattern, Sample Papers & Books

ICAR Assistant Exam pattern, Sample Papers & Books

ASRB ICAR Exam Sample PapersICAR Assistant Exam 2014 Prep Materials
Recruitment exam for ICAR Agriculture Assistants is just round the corner and many of you may be searching for the prep materials for ICAR Assistant Exam 2014 - The exam pattern, Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books. The purpose of this blog post is precisely that: to help you with sample papers & books for this ICAR exam along with an analysis of the exam pattern.

In a separate blog article I have posted the syllabus for ICAR Agriculture Assistants exam. You may also would like to go through my previous blog post titled: ICAR ASRB Assistant Recruitment 2014 Notification, Form & Eligibility to know more about this exam and how to apply for the same.

Pattern of ICAR Agriculture Assistants 2014 Exam:
Selection process for ICAR Agriculture Assistants consists of two written test - Prelims (200 marks) & Mains (200 marks). The Preliminary exam is of Objective type and is conducted ONLINE. The Mains exam is on the other hand of Descriptive type.

ICAR Agriculture Assistants Preliminary exam is for screening purpose only. The final merit list is prepared based on the performance in the 200 marks Mains exam only.

You can find the exam pattern of ICAR Agriculture Assistants Preliminary exam below:
ICAR ASRB Assistants' Exam Pattern Prelims
The 100 question, 200 marks Prelims exam is for duration 2 hours.
There is negative marking in ICAR - One mark will be deducted for each two wrong answers.

You can find the exam pattern of ICAR Agriculture Assistants Mains exam below:
ICAR ASRB Assistants' Exam Pattern Mains
The 200 marks Mains exam is for duration 3 hours.

Sample/Model paper for ICAR Assistants Exam 2014:
As you can find in the above exam pattern for ICAR Agriculture Assistants, there is no paper for specialization (i.e. Agriculture). The weight is on three areas - English language, GK & Aptitude.

However point to note is that the Preliminary exam would be conducted online! So those of you who have never appeared in Online tests, it would be essential for you to have some experience on a real online test environment. 

Books for ICAR Agriculture Assistants Exam:
ICAR Assistants Exam BookI have found the following prep book for FCI Assistant exam, which you may find useful. These books contains sections on Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, Numerical Ability, Data Analysis, General Awareness, GK & Current Affairs and hence can give you good prep materials for ICAR ASRB Assistant exam.

You can buy the books from the nearby book stores. But my suggestion would be to buy it from Flipkart, as apart from huge discounts, Flipkart offers you the ease of getting the books delivered at home freely. It also offers you Cash-On-Delivery (Pay when you get the book). Best part of Flipkart is the prompt service - the books should normally be delivered within 3/4 days at your home.
SSC FCI Combined Recruitment Assistant Guide; Publisher: Student Aid
Price: Rs. 220
FCI: FCI Food Corporation of India Assistant by Manoj Kumar Singh; Publisher: Unique
Price: Rs. 350

Hope with above study materials for ICAR ASRB Assistant Exam you can appear in the exam confidently. I would be on the look out for more sample papers on this exam and post them soon as an when I can spot them. So please keep visiting this blog!

ICAR ASRB Assistant Exam 2014 Syllabus

ICAR ASRB Assistant Exam 2014 Syllabus

ASRB ICAR Exam Syllabus
This article of mine intends to serve as an accompanying blog article titled: ICAR ASRB Assistant Exam 2014 Pattern, Sample Papers & Books to find the complete prep materials for this Agricultural Assistant exam. It provides the Syllabus for both the Prelims and Mains Exam of ICAR ASRB Assistant Exam 2014.

This syllabus  can also be used as a reference syllabus to prepare for other Agricultural Assistant exam.

SYLLABUS FOR ICAR ASRB ASSISTANTS’ EXAM - 2014
PRELIMINARY ONLINE EXAMINATION:

ENGLISH COMPREHENSION:
Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, their basic comprehension and writing ability etc. would be tested.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected from an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to history, culture, geography, economic scene, general policy and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY:
It would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type. This component will include questions of analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment , decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement, conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS INCLUDING ARITHMETIC:
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. This part will include questions on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, menstruation, time and distance, ratio and time etc.

NOTE:
The Board has the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in the papers of the Preliminary Examination taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies. The combined Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidate who are declared qualified for admission to the Main/Written examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. Only such candidates who are declared by the Board to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.


SYLLABUS FOR ICAR ASRB ASSISTANTS’ EXAM - 2014
MAIN EXAMINATION:

The Main Examination will be subjective, descriptive and conventional type comprising only one composite paper in the form of Question/Answer Booklet. This will be for 3 hours duration carrying a total of 200 marks having parts covering questions on:
i. Essay/Paragraphs
ii. English Language & Comprehension
iii. General Knowledge
iv. Quantitative Analysis and General Mental Ability including basic Arithmetic

NOTE:
1. All the question papers, except Part II will be printed both in English and Hindi languages for which choice of medium will be exercised by the candidates at the time of filling up their application form for the Main Examination. However, choice of language once made will be final and binding and candidate cannot change it later under any circumstance. The candidates cannot use multiple languages like answering some questions in one language and others in different language because the medium has strictly to be only one chosen by them and questions attempted in any other medium would be rendered ineligible for evaluation. Candidates will have the option to answer Paper I, Paper III & Paper IV either in Hindi or in English language.

2. The final merit list shall be prepared based upon the marks obtained in the MAIN EXAMINATION viz. out of 200 marks for the General as well as in respect of all other reserved categories (viz. SC/ST/OBC/PH/EXS).

SYLLABUS
Part I: Essay/ Paragraphs
The candidate’s ability to understand correct English/Hindi, his/her comprehension and writing ability etc. would be tested. Questions on short essay, précis, letter writing etc. would also be included.

Part II: English Language & Comprehension (Conventional type)
In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English language and its correct usage, his/her writing ability would also be tested. Questions on paragraph writing/report writing etc. may be included.

Part III: General Knowledge
Questions in this Paper will include General Awareness as well as General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability:
It would include question of both – verbal non –verbal type. This component will include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.
General Awareness:
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, history, culture, geography, economic scene, general polity, Indian constitution, and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Part IV: Quantitative Analysis and General Mental Ability including Basic Arithmetic
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. This paper will include questions on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, menstruation, time and distance, ratio and time etc.

August 22, 2014
MAHADISCOM MSEDCL Vidyut Sahayak Recruitment 2014: Notification & Form

MAHADISCOM MSEDCL Vidyut Sahayak Recruitment 2014: Notification & Form

MSEDCL Recruitment 2014 MAHADISCOM has invited application form for recruitment of Vidyut Sahayak (Electrical Assistant) in MSEDCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd). Number of vacancies announced through this recruitment notification is huge: 6542 Vidyut Sahayak posts and the eligibility requirement is not much: ITI certificate in Electrician/ Wireman. So this is your great chance to join the prestigious Government of Maharashtra Undertaking. Submission of form starts from 25th August and the last date to submit the application form for this recruitment is 30.09.2014.

This blog post is intended to help you know about this latest job opportunity in MSEDCL and help you apply for the same by quoting the important information on Eligibility and Application Form from the notification.

But first a small note about MSEDCL to set the ball rolling.

What is MSEDCL:
Founded on 6th June, 2005, MAHADISCOM is a Govt. of Maharashtra public sector undertaking (PSU), serving the electricity needs of entire state of Maharashtra except Mumbai city (in Mumbai city and suburbs, distributors are BEST Undertaking, Tata Power and Reliance Energy.

MAHADISCOM buys power from either MahaGenco, Captive Power Plants or from other State Electricity Boards and Private sector power generation companies. It is the second largest electricity distribution utility in the world after State Grid Corporation of China. MSEDCL was adjudged the best distribution utility from amongst 30 state utilities in the country in 5th All India Energy Conference-2011 by Indian Chamber of Commerce. 

You can find more about MSEDCL from this About Us page or from Wiki.

Number of Vacancy:
As said before total number of Vidyut Sahayak vacancy for this recruitment is: 6542.

Salary for MSEDCL Vidyut Sahayak:
MSEDCL is offering following structure of salary for the Electrical Assistants:
Rs. 7500/- for first year
Rs. 8500/- for second year
Rs. 9500/- for third year.

Eligibility required:
Age Eligibility ( as on 30.09.2014):
Min: 18 years,Max: 27 years.
Age relaxation exists as per Govt rules.

Educational Qualification Eligibility: 
1.0 You should have passed Class-12 exam or equivalent with Industrial Training Institute certificate in Electrician/ Wireman from NCVT.
2.0 Knowledge of Marathi is essential and passed SSC with Marathi as a subject.

MSEDCL Vidyut Sahayak Selection Process:
Candidates will be selected on the basis of Online test and Personal interview.

MSEDCL Vidyut Sahayak Exam 2014 Fee:
Candidates have to pay examination fee of Rs.110/- for general category and Rs.60/- for reserved category and transaction charges of Rs.10/-, through Internet Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card. No fee for disability candidates and ex-servicemen category.

Important Dates: 
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 25.08.2014
Last Date for Submission of Online Applications: 30.09.2014 till 23: 59 P.M.
Dates for Payment of Fees: 25.08.2014 to 30.09.2014

MSEDCL Vidyut Sahayak Exam 2014 Online Form:
You can apply for this recruitment only through online application form.
The form would be available from 25th August onwards till 30th September, 2014.
Please go through the notification carefully and than click here to find the MAHADISCOM Vidyut Sahayak Recruitment 2014 Online Form.

Hope with above info on Eligibility and Application Form you can apply confidently for this recruitment.
Best Wishes!