Monday, May 7, 2018

TNPSC Agricultural Officer Syllabus 2018 Along Exam Pattern (Updated)


TNPSC Agricultural Officer Syllabus
Are you going to appear for Agricultural Officer post exam which will be organized by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) and now looking for TNPSC Agricultural Officer Syllabus then great you are the warm welcome on this page, From here you can check and download syllabus Along Updated Exam Pattern.


TNPSC AAO Syllabus Exam Pattern is available here to download. You can easily obtain complete and correct syllabus and exam pattern from here. Few days ago TNPSC has release job notification of TNPSC AO Jobs and huge numbers of candidates had applied for the same will and take part in an exam.


TNPSC AO Syllabus 2018 Brief Details:
Organization Name Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Exam Name TNPSC Agriculture Officer Exam
Post Name Agriculture Officer
Category Exam Pattern/Syllabus
Website www.tnpsc.gov.in

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Selection Process:
The selection process includes Written Test, Personal Interview, and Document Verification.

TNPSC Agriculture Officer Exam Pattern
Papers Name of the Subjects Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks
I Agriculture Subjects 200/ 300
II General Studies
Aptitude & Mental Ability
75 + 25 / 200
Interview 70 Marks
Total 570 Marks

  • Time duration for Paper I is 3 Hours and Papers II is 2 Hours.
  • Paper I contains 200 Marks with 300 Questions.
  • General Studies comprises of 75 Marks and Aptitude & Mental Ability includes 25 Marks. Furthermore, the total number of the mark of Paper II is 200 Marks.
  • Personal Interview is of 70 Marks.
  • Total number of marks is 570.

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TNPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus :
Agriculture Officer Agriculture Topics Syllabus
  • Agricultural Development through five-year plans in India and Tamil Nadu
  • Government Agricultural Policies
  • Agricultural development through NITI AYOG
  • Growth pattern of crops in India and Tamil Nadu in terms of area production and productivity

Crop Management & Allied Agricultural Activities
  • Cropping systems and integrated farming
  • Recycling of agricultural waste
  • Balanced usage
  • Integrated nutrient management
  • Tractors & tillers
  • Agricultural implements and Machinery and their usage
  • Livestock and poultry rearing


Natural Resource Management
  • Soil structure
  • Physical and Chemical properties
  • Water use efficiency
  • Quality of irrigation water
  • Factors influencing soil structure
  • Problem soils and their management
  • Soil fertility and productivity
  • Dry farming
  • Conservation of soil and water
  • Watershed and wasteland development
  • Size and distribution of holdings
  • Command area development

Fundamentals of Crop Production
  • Factors of Production
  • Agricultural seasons of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Cropping patterns in India and Tamil Nadu
  • Package of practices of different crops
  • Climatic zones of Indian & Tamil Nadu and their features
  • Weather forecasting
  • Minimal tillage
  • Nanoparticles and their applications



Crop Improvement
  • Application of biotechnology in agriculture
  • Principles of breeding
  • Modern tools in crop improvement
  • Latest varieties of major crops in Tamil Nadu
  • Variety release procedures
  • Transgenic Plants

Agricultural Marketing & Market Intelligence
  • Market structure
  • Agmark-Cooperatives
  • Commodity Boards
  • Principles of Management
  • Agricultural Price Policy
  • Price Spread
  • Marketing efficiency
  • FRP- Procurement Price
  • Economic liberalization
  • Importance of Agriculture in the Indian economy


Seed Science and Technology
  • Seed certification techniques and processing in Tamil Nadu
  • Seed enhancement technologies
  • Seed testing laboratories
  • ISTA standards for seed testing
  • Seed village concept Seed Act
  • Crop Protection Principles and Practices

Importance of pest
  • Plant quarantine
  • Farm Business and Finance Management
  • Symptoms of damages and control measures of pest
  • Disease and nematodes of major crops in Tamil Nadu
  • Pesticides and their use in IPM
  • Plant protection equipment and their use

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Principles of farm business management
  • Types and systems of farms
  • Classical production functions
  • Management of resources
  • Farm Planning and budgeting
  • Investment analysis
  • Risk and uncertainties in agriculture
  • Cost concepts
  • Multi credit delivery system

Agricultural Extension: Principles and Methods
  • Rural Sociology
  • Extension methods for transfer of technology
  • AV aids
  • Communication models
  • Diffusion and adoption
  • Role of women in agriculture

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TNPSC Agriculture Officer General Studies Syllabus
  • Expansion and consolidation of British rule
  • Political Science
  • Tamil NaduJudiciary in India
  • The preamble to the constitution
  • Salient features of the constitution
  • History and culture of India
  • General Science
  • Physics
  • Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes
  • Indian National Movement
  • Heat, light, and sound
  • Atomic and nuclear physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Electrochemistry
  • Botany
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Respiration
  • Excretion of metabolic waste
  • Biocommunication
  • Zoology
  • Biodiversity and its conservation
  • National symbols
  • Profile of States-Defence
  • The emergence of national leaders
  • Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Human diseases-
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Communalism led to a partition
  • Geography
  • Social geography
  • population
  • Forest & wildlife
  • Agricultural pattern
  • Economics
  • Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth
  • WTO-globalization & privatization
  • Science


TNPSC Agriculture Officer Aptitude and Mental Ability Syllabus
  • Communications in information technology
  • Basic terms
  • Alphanumeric Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  • Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple interest & Compound interest
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Dice
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Conversion of information to data
  • Collection, compilation, and presentation of data
  • Tables, graphs, diagrams-Parametric representation of data
  • Time and Work
  • Behavioral ability

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