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Exam Pattern & Syllabus of Punjab PSC ADO Agriculture Development Officer (Group-A) Recruitment 2022-2023

Punjab Public Service Commission

Baradari Garden, Patiala - 147001

**Punjab PSC ADO **Agriculture Development Officer (Group-A) Recruitment 2022-2023

*Punjab PSC ADO* in the Department of Agriculture and Welfare of Farmers, Punjab is in following sequence:-

Exam Pattern of Punjab PSC ADO

(A) One Written Test : 480 Marks

Total Qs : 120 questions

Duration of Exam : 2 hours

Qs type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Marking : 4 marks for each correct answer 

(B) Interview : 60 Marks

Total Marks for selection : 540 Marks

Pattern of Written Test for Punjab PSC ADO:

  • Part A - Agriculture Knowledge Subject : 100 MCQs (480 Marks)
  • Part B - General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability - 20 MCQs (80 Marks)
  • Total questions : 120 MCQs (480 marks) 

Duration of exam : 2 hours

Negative marking : 1 Mark for each question in the written test

Wrongly or not answered questions : 0

Candidates will be permitted to raise objections if any. 

The important points to note for PPSC ADO Exam: 

  • I. The Question Paper will be in English language only. 
  • II. Each question carries 4 (four) marks and, for each correct answer candidate will get  4 (four) marks
  • III. There will be Negative Marking (One Mark for each question) in the written  examination for questions wrongly answered i.e. for each incorrect answer, 1 (One) mark will be deducted from the total score. 
  • IV. To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer/best option. 
  • V. Answer key will be uploaded on the PPSC website (after written examination), and the  candidates will be permitted to raise objections (if any). Candidates will be given four days to deliberate before putting up the objections. 
  • VI. Unanswered/Unattempted questions will be given no marks. In case, a question is  withdrawn, all candidates will be given four (04) marks irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate. 

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Syllabus of subject for the posts of Punjab Agriculture Development Officer is as under (B.Sc. (Agriculture) level ) :-

Part-A (Subject) : Agriculture - 100 MCQs (400 Marks)

  • Basic knowledge of Agronomy 
  • Soil Science 
  • Plant Breeding 
  • Entomology
  • Plant  Pathology
  • Extension Education. 
  • Growth and development of crops
  • Weather and climate 
  • Crop  classification. 
  • Farm tools and implements. 
  • Calculations on seed rate, plant population, fertilizer,  herbicide, irrigation requirement, land measurements, etc. 
  • Technologies for improved cultural  practices for different field crops starting from seeding to grain maturation. 
  • Field preparation,  sowing methods, time of sowing, etc. Efficient management practices for tillage, fertilization,  irrigation and drainage, weed control, nutrient recycling, mulches and crop residue management  
  • Crop rotation, multiple cropping, mixed cropping, intercropping.
  • Crop diversification.
  • Precision  agriculture. 
  • Integrated farming system. 
  • Organic farming and sustainable agriculture. 
  • Seed  production of different field crops. 
  • Integrated disease and pest management in field crops

Part-B  (Subject) : General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability - 20 MCQs (80 Marks)

(a) General Knowledge & Current affairs

  • General Knowledge and Current affairs of National and International importance  including:  
  • (i) Economic issues. 
  • (ii) Polity issues. 
  • (iii) Environment issues. 
  • (iv) Geography. 
  • (v) Science and Technology.  
  • (vi) Any other current issues. 
  • (vii) (a) History of India with special reference to the Indian freedom struggle movement. (b) History of Punjab- 14th century onwards. 

(b) Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude. 

  • (i) Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability. 
  • (ii) Basic numerical skills, numbers, magnitudes, percentage, numerical relation  appreciation. 
  • (iii) Data analysis, Graphic presentation charts, tables, spreadsheets. 


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