Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER SYLLABUS FOR SCREENING TEST FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT AGRICULTURE OFFICER, AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT


RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER SYLLABUS FOR SCREENING TEST FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT AGRICULTURE OFFICER, AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT  A Pattern of Question Papers : 1 Objective Type Paper. 2 Maximum Marks : 360 3 Number of Questions : 120 4 Duration of Paper : Two Hours. 5 All Questions carry equal marks. 6 There will be Negative Marking. 7 50 questions each from Part - I & II. iz'u i= & f}rh; AGRICULTURE Agro-climatology-elements and effect on plant growth, weather abnormalities and protective measures, Elements of crop production, classification of crops, farming systems. Tillage, Soil erosion, soil and water conservation. Soil productivity fertility and management of problematic soils, Soils organic matter, organic manures, fertilizers and their use efficiency. Irrigation - role of water responses, quality of water and water pollution, water requirements of crops, methods of irrigation, drainage. Concept, scope and problems of dry land agriculture, Problem of weeds and control measures. Seed quality and certification. Agronomy of important crops like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fiber crops, forage crops, sugarcane, sugarbeet, potato, cumin, isabgol etc. Objectives and methods of plant breeding, Mendel's laws of inheritance, heterosis mutations, gene concept, plant water relationship, seed testing, type of seeds, seed production, recommended varieties of important crops of Rajasthan. Soil formation and profile development, basis ideas on soil survey and classification, soils of Rajasthan. Physical properties of soils, soil reaction, management of saline, alkaline and acid soils, fixation of phosphorus, potassium and ammonium in soils, essential plant nutrients and their functions, nutrient deficiency & toxicity symptoms, various tests to determine nutrient needs of plants, symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation, Organic manures and bio-fertilizers, chemical composition of FYM, night soil, oil cakes, bone meal, fish manure and common fertilizers. Olericulture - Classification of vegetables, nursery, transplantation, seed testing and storage, cultivation practice of cauliflower, cabbage, tomato, chillies, brinjal, carrot, radish, onion, pea, okra, muskmelon, watermelon and sweet potato, ornamental gardening and indoor gardeninglay out care & maintenance, cultivation of Roses. Pomology-layout of orchards, propagation methods, cultivation of mango, citrus, banana, guava, pomegranate, grapes, papaya, ber, phalsa, aonla, datepalm, Principles of fruits and vegetable preservation, dehydration, bottling, canning. 2 Peculiarities of Indian agriculture, place of agriculture in national economy. Pattern of land utilization, size of holding, prices of agricultural commodities, agricultural marketing, marketing functions and institutions, marketing cost and price spread. Agricultural finance and credit, credit institutions, crop insurance, agricultural development and poverty alleviation programmes. Farm planning and budgeting. Philosophy and principles of Extension Education Rural Social Institutions, Caste and Family, Rural Leadership, Teaching - learning Process, Audio-visual aids, teaching methods, programme planning and evaluation, Communication Process. Diffusion theory, history of Extension programmes in India. CD, IRDP, Panchayati Raj, HYVP, ATIC, IVLP, ATMA, NATP, NAIP, DRDA, NREGA, PMRY, KVK, JRY, SGSY, T&V System etc. Place of animal husbandry in rural economy, Care and management of new born calf, breeding bull, a cow before & after parturition, heifers, raising calves from 0-6 months, Common infectious & contagious diseases of livestock their prevention & control, Computation of balanced ration, Important Indian & exotic breeds of cow, buffalo, sheep, goad & camel, Breeds of chicks, Housing of cattle and poultry, Forage production & its conservation. Common Workshop tools, survey instruments, Bullock drawn implements, tools scope of farm mechanization in India, tools & implements for land leveling, measurement of irrigation water, water lifting devices. Data collection, summarization and presentation, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Karl Pearson's coefficient of correlation. Major diseases (fungal, bacterial, nematode & viral) and insect pest of field, vegetable & fruit crops of Rajasthan and their control measures including biological methods & integrated pest management. Pattern of Question Papers : 1 Objective Type Paper. 2 Maximum Marks : 360 3 Number of Questions : 120 4 Duration of Paper : Two Hours. 5 All Questions carry equal marks. 6 There will be Negative Marking. * * * * *

DETAILS:http://rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/Syllabus/AAO_Final.pdf


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