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The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) released a notification announcing vacancies for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO) at ICAR Research Institutes. The official notification was released on July 19, 2021. The online application process commenced on July 23, 2021. ICAR refers to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The rules issued by ICAR are followed when it comes to recruitment and remuneration of the employees. The ASRB will be responsible for holding this ICAR exam 2021 for both the above-mentioned posts.
Candidates can apply for either or both posts.
|Conducting Authority||Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)|
|Posts||Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F & AO)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Stages of Exam||Tier-I (Objective Type), Tier-II (Descriptive Type), Tier-III (Interview)|
|Opening Date for Submission of Online
|July 23, 2021|
|Closing Date for Submission of Online
|August 23, 2021|
|Date of Online Objective Type Examination - Tier-I (CBT)||October 10, 2021|
|Number of Vacancy||65 (More Details)|
The ICAR Research Institutes will be recruiting eligible candidates to the posts of Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO) and thus have invited applications for the same. The notification was released on July 19, 2021. There will be an online objective type exam in the first phase which will be conducted in October. A total of 65 vacancies have been announced for both the posts by the ASRB. All the interested candidates can start applying online to avoid any last-minute hassles. You should go through complete details of the notification in order to apply successfully without committing any errors and thereafter preparing for the examination. The notification contains complete details related to vacancy, eligibility, exam pattern and other important information.
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Before you start your ICAR exam preparation, it is extremely important to take note of the exam pattern. The ICAR AO and F&AO selection process 2021 will consist of three phases as follows:
- Tier 1 - Online objective test
- Tier 2 - Online descriptive test
- Tier 3 - Interview / Personality Test
The online objective test (Tier 1) will consist of 200 questions from four sections. Candidates will be provided a composite time duration of 3 hours. All the questions will carry 1 mark each and there will be a negative marking of 1/3rd marks. This phase will be qualifying in nature and will be followed by a descriptive test and the final stage of the Interview.
Note: Tier 1 exam will be common for all the posts.
Tier I Exam Pattern (Online Objective Test)
|Section||Name of Test||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Section - A||General Knowledge||50||50||3 Hours|
|Section - B||General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability||50||50|
|Section - C||Arithmetical & Numerical Ability||50||50|
|Section - D||Language Comprehension (Hindi or English)||50||50|
Tier II Exam Pattern (Online Descriptive Test)
|Paper||Name of Test||Marks||Duration|
|Paper-I||General Awareness of Development of Economic, Social, Scientific & Cultural Fields, History & Geography of India and the World||150 Marks||3 Hours|
|Paper-II||Constitution of India, Polity, Governance, Social Justice||150 Marks||3 Hours|
|Paper-III||Essay Writing-I 75 Marks||150 Marks||3 Hours|
|Essay Writing-II 75 Marks|
|Paper-IV||Ethics, Integrity, Aptitude||150 Marks||3 Hours|
Syllabus is an integral part of any exam preparation. A preparation strategy or study plan is incomplete without enough knowledge of the exam syllabus. The ICAR exam for AO and F&AO will consist of questions from General Knowledge, General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, Arithmetical & Numerical Ability and Language Comprehension (Hindi / English). Therefore you will have to prepare a well thought out strategy which devotes equal time to all of these. Before that you should take down the complete syllabus for all these sections
Check out complete details on the syllabus and books for the ICAR exam
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research or ICAR has invited applications from interested and eligible candidates for various posts such as Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO). It is a golden opportunity for those who possess the required qualifications. The online application window is open from July 23, 2021 and will close on Aug 23, 2021. Interested candidates should start applying right away.
Read complete details on ICAR (AO, F&AO) exam dates here.
While applying for any job, it is important to know the remuneration and emoluments that you must receive after you are appointed. An Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO) will receive their salary based on the Pay Level 10 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix [Pre-revised PB-3 ₹ 15600-39100 + ₹ 5400 (Grade Pay)].
|Administrative Officer||Grade Pay- Level-10 (Pre revised PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 + Rs. 5400|
|Senior Administrative Officer||Grade Pay- Level-11 (Pre revised PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 + Rs. 6600|
|Deputy Secretary/ Chief Administrative Officer||Grade Pay- Level-12 (Pre revised PB 3 Rs. 15600-39100 + Rs. 7600|
|Director/ CAO (Sr. Grade)||Grade Pay- Level-13 (Pre revised PB-4 Rs. 37400-67000 + Rs. 8700 (Grade Pay)|
|Jt. Secretary/ Jt. Director (Admn.)/ Sr. Registrar||Grade Pay- Level-14 (Pre revised PB-4 Rs. 37400-67000 + Rs. 10000|
If you are interested in applying for any of the posts among Administrative Officer (AO), Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO), you should first ensure your eligibility well in advance. It is very important to take note of the complete eligibility criteria for the ICAR exam before you apply. To be eligible for this exam, a candidate must possess a Graduate degree with minimum 55% marks for all the posts.
A candidate applying to any one / both the posts, should also fall within the age bracket of 21 - 30 years. A candidate should not have attained the age of 30 years as on Aug 23, 2021.
Free Mock Test
The online objective test for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO) will be held on October 10, 2021. This leaves you enough time to chalk out a feasible plan for yourself that will enable you to divide your time equally. Apart from studying and revising, one other extremely important part of preparation is ‘practice’. Practicing mock tests online gives you enough chances to identify your shortcomings and therefore correct them before you finally sit in the exam. ixamBee is providing free online test series for ICAR - AO, F&AO posts. Practice the ICAR AO and F&AO free mock test as much as you can and increase your speed along with accuracy.