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May 22, 2011

ICAR Assistant Exam pattern, Sample Papers & Books

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Recruitment exam for ICAR Agriculture Assistants is just round the corner and many of you may be searching for the prep materials for this exam - The exam pattern, Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books for ICAR Agriculture Assistants exam. 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

Pattern of ICAR Agriculture Assistants 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 in 66 exam centres all over India. 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.

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 Agriculture Assistants Exam:
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:
I have found the following prep book for FCI Assistant exam, which you may find useful:

List Price: Rs.370,
This book contains sections on Logical Rasoning, Computer Awareness, Numerical Ability, Data Analysis, General Awareness, OGK & Current Affairs and hence can give you good prep materials for ICA ASRB Assistant exam.

Also following book can be referred:
FCI Assistant Grade-III Technical Paper-III Biological Science Practice Work Book; Publisher: Kiran
List Price: Rs. 215, Offer Price: Rs. 204, Discount: Rs. 11 (5%)

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!