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CG AVFO Exam - Assistant Veterinary Field Officers (AVFO)

About CG AVFO Exam - Assistant Veterinary Field Officers (AVFO):

  • CG AVFO exam is a competitive examination conducted by the Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB) for the recruitment of Assistant Veterinary Field Officers (AVFO) in the Animal Husbandry Department of Chhattisgarh.
  • CG AVFO exam is open to candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from a recognized university and are registered with the Veterinary Council of India or the State Veterinary Council.
  • CG AVFO exam is held in one stage: a written examination.
  • The written examination consists of 150 objective type questions of 1 mark each. 
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

(Source link: CGVyapam website)

CG AVFO Exam Pattern:

  • CG AVFO exam pattern is as follows:
  • Written Examination: The written examination consists of 150 objective type questions of 1 mark each. 
  • The questions are divided into three sections: 
  • Basic Animal Science and Extension Practices (20 questions), 
  • Housing, Breeding, Nutrition and Management Practices of Livestock and Poultry (40 questions), and 
  • Veterinary Science (90 questions). 
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours. 
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

(Source link: CGVyapam website)

CG AVFO Syllabus 

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Previous years question papers for CG AVFO Exam (Click here)

  • CG AVFO Exam 2012 (Click here)
  • CG AVFO Exam 2017 (Click here)
  • CG AVFO Exam 2016 (Click here)
  • CG AVFO Exam 2017 (Click here)
  • CG AVFO Exam 2013 (Click here)

Syllabus for recruitment of Assistant Field Veterinary Officers:

Basic Animal Science and extension practices (No. of Questions - 20)

  1. Anatomy and physiology of various vital systems of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, horse, and poultry; introduction to major endocrine glands.
  2. Principles and objectives of animal husbandry extension
  3. Extension teaching methods.
  4. Differences in livestock production practices; duties of extension workers.
  5. Transfer of important animal husbandry techniques to farmers.
  6. Government-sponsored schemes for livestock development.
  7. Statistics and data collection in animal husbandry.
  8. Opportunities in the livestock and poultry sector within India and Chhattisgarh State.

Housing, Breeding, Nutrition, and Management Practices of Livestock and Poultry (No. of Questions - 40):

  • Dentition and Aging in animals, Animal identification methods.
  • Systems of rearing livestock: Water requirement of animals, Housing management of different livestock.
  • Restraint of animals and care during the transport of animals.
  • Management practices of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, horse, and poultry.
  • Record keeping and day-to-day farm activities.
  • Pasture management and forage production.
  • Major breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, and pig in India; Exotic and crossbred cattle.
  • Selection of animals and poultry for breeding.
  • Principles and practices of Animal breeding: Cross-breeding and Selective breeding.
  • Importance of Conservation of Indian breeds of livestock, namely Gir, Sahiwal, Tharparkar, etc., for breeding.
  • Economic traits of different livestock.
  • Genetic defects of livestock and poultry.
  • Livestock Breeding Policy of Chhattisgarh State.
  • Common systems of Rearing poultry.
  • Commonly used poultry farm tools and equipment.
  • Housing and feeding management: layers and broiler chickens at different age groups, poultry feed ingredients and quality controls.
  • Requirement of premix in feed.
  • Hatchery management: Care of hatching eggs, hygiene and maintenance of egg incubators and hatcher, the importance of optimum humidity, temperature, and turning, development of chick embryo in the egg, chick grading and scoring, care of day-old chicks.
  • Vaccination schedule for broilers and layers, use of growth promoters, deworming, and debeaking.
  • Medicines are administered through feed and water.
  • Sample collection for the diagnosis of important poultry diseases.
  • Quail, Turkey, and Duck breeds and their management.
  • Livestock feeding practices in Chhattisgarh State and India.
  • Various nutrients and ingredients of livestock and poultry feeds.
  • Balanced ration and its importance in animal nutrition, Balance ration, and feed compounding.
  • Use of agro-industrial by-products as feeds.
  • Preservation of green fodder: Silage making, Haymaking.
  • Feed additives and enrichment of dry fodder.
  • Common Property Resources: Importance of pasture and grazing land.
  • Feeding management of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and pigs at various physiological stages.
  • Important nutrient deficiency diseases and their management.
  • Abattoirs, handling, and transport of meat animals and broiler chickens.
  • Slaughtering and dressing of carcasses.
  • Management of organic wastes.
  • Composition and nutritive value of meat and eggs.
  • Structure and quality of wool.

Reproduction, Surgical, Jurisprudence, and Health Management practices (No. of Questions - 40):

  • Basic structure and function of reproductive organs.
  • Puberty and sexual maturity of male and female animals.
  • Gestation periods in different species of livestock.
  • Estrus cycle in domestic animals, signs of heat.
  • Introduction to infertility, Common causes of infertility in male and female livestock.
  • Insemination methods. 
  • Frozen semen straws and handling procedures.
  • Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) containers and their maintenance. 
  • Insemination equipment and their sterilization and maintenance.
  • Service period, days open, and inter-calving period. 
  • Management of animals after insemination.
  • Methods of pregnancy diagnosis.
  • Parturition and difficulties in parturition. 
  • Management of parturient complications.
  • Types of surgical knots. 
  • Instrument sterilization and surgical practice, sepsis, and asepsis.
  • Dressing of superficial surgical ailments (abscess, sinus, fistula, wound, burns, tumors, and hoof injuries).
  • Types of wounds and their management. 
  • First aid in fractures, bloat, dislocation, wounds, abscess, and post-operative care and management.
  • Application and uses of various antiseptics, lotions, ointments, tincture iodine, and fluid therapy management.
  • Meat and milk hygiene in relation to public health.
  • Strategies of prevention, control, and eradication of diseases. 
  • Socio-economic impact of zoonotic diseases on rural and urban communities.
  • Disposal of clinical wastes.
  • First aid measures and study of important features of major infectious diseases of livestock and poultry. The basis for classification of diseases: etiology, transmission and spread, nature and course (primary, secondary, and terminal disease).
  • Vaccines and Vaccination procedures: Types of vaccines available for different livestock, dosage, site, and route of drug administration; vaccination schedule for different diseases; Do's and Don'ts in vaccination; General considerations about storage and transport of vaccines. Vaccination registers.
  • Common poisoning and toxicity in farm animals.
  • Prevention and control of common ecto and endoparasites: Deticking - Deworming procedures; Publicity on the importance of vaccination and deworming.
  • Management of sick animals; Carcass disposal and biosafety measures.
  • Registration of cases in Veterinary Hospitals, recording of history and symptoms of diseased animals. Reporting and follow-up of cases of accidents, wounds, and poisoning to Veterinary Dispensaries.
  • Management of animals in disease outbreaks. 
  • Methods of sample collection and dispatch to the diagnostic lab for rapid diagnosis.
  • Veterinary hospital management and keeping and maintenance of hospital records.
  • Basic necropsy techniques, disposal of dead animals, and management of biomedical waste.
  • Elementary veterinary jurisprudence and animal welfare in India. 
  • Veterinary Council Act, 1984, and Minor Veterinary Service, Prevention of Cruelty Act, CPCSEA.
(Source link: CGVyapam website


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