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UPSSSC Agriculture Technical Assistant (AGTA) 2024

UPSSSC Agriculture Technical Assistant (AGTA) 2024- Notification

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Public Notification:

  • Important Announcement: The UPSSSC has released a notification for a significant recruitment drive to fill 3446 Agriculture Technical Assistant posts.
  • Vacancy Distribution: The positions are distributed across various categories to ensure fair representation.
  • Vacancy: Total 3446 ( Gen-1833, OBC- 629, EWS-344, SC-509, ST-151)
  • UPSSSC AGTA Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF: Click here

Selection Process:

  • The UPSSSC Agriculture Technical Assistant Selection process consists of the following stages:
  • Mains Exam
  • Document Verification

Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry OR B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering
  • UP PET 2023: Candidates must have a valid scorecard from the Uttar Pradesh Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) 2023.
  • Age Limit: 21 - 40 years (as of July 1, 2024). Age relaxations apply for reserved categories.

Application Process:

  • Online Application: Visit the official UPSSSC website ( starting from May 1, 2024.
  • Registration and Form Submission: Create an account, fill out the application form with accurate details, and pay the application fees.
  • Application Deadline: The last date to apply is May 31, 2024 .
  • Application Fee:
  • Gen / OBC / EWS : Rs. 25/-
  • SC / ST  : Rs. 0/-
  • Pay Examination Fee Through Online Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking OR Pay E Challan Mode.

How to Apply

  • Visit the official UPSSSC website:
  • Look for the relevant recruitment notification for the Agriculture Technical Assistant post.
  • Register and create an account.
  • Fill out the online application form carefully.
  • Upload required documents (educational certificates, PET scorecard, etc.)
  • Pay the application fee.

Important Dates (Tentative):

  • Notification Release: March 4, 2024
  • Online Application Start Date: May 1, 2024
  • Online Application End Date: May 31, 2024
  • Form Correction Window: June 7, 2024
  • Exam Date: To be announced

How to Prepare:

  • Syllabus: Familiarise yourself with the exam syllabus thoroughly.
  • Study Material: Use reliable books, online resources, and previous year's question papers.
  • Practice: Take mock tests and practice regularly.
  • Revision: Revise important topics frequently.

Stay Updated

  • Regularly visit the official UPSSSC website ( ) for the latest announcements, exam dates, admit cards, and results.


  • Start preparing well in advance for the written exam.
  • Refer to the official notification for the exact syllabus.
  • Practice previous year papers and mock tests.
  • Stay updated on the official UPSSSC website for any changes or announcements.
  • Important Note: The dates provided here are tentative and based on past trends. Always refer to the official notification released by the UPSSSC on their website for the most accurate information.

Tips for Preparation

  • Syllabus: Familiarise yourself with the detailed syllabus for the written examination.
  • Previous Year Papers: Practice with previous years' question papers to understand the exam pattern and types of questions.
  • Study Material: Use reliable study material and textbooks covering relevant topics in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry.
  • Current Affairs: Stay updated on current affairs related to agriculture

Written Examination Plan and Syllabus for Technical Assistant Group-C and Sugarcane Supervisor in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Exam Structure:

  • Type: Objective, multiple-choice questions
  • Questions: 100
  • Marks: 100 (1 mark each)
  • Duration: 2 Hours (120 minutes)
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for each incorrect answer

Examination Plan:

Part 1:

  • Crop Science - 25 MCQs, 25 marks
  • Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Crop Physiology - 10 MCQs, 10 marks
  • Soil and Water Conservation - 15 MCQs, 15 marks
  • Agricultural Extension - 5 MCQs, 5 marks
  • Agriculture Economics & Schemes - 5 MCQs, 5 marks
  • Dairy & Animal Husbandry - 5 MCQs, 5 marks

Part 2: 

  • Computer & Information Technology Concepts, plus Technological Developments - 15 MCQs, 15 marks

Part 3: 

  • General Knowledge about Uttar Pradesh - 20 MCQs, 20 marks


Part 1

Crop Science:

  • Classification of crops (cereals, pulses, oilseeds, millets, fibers, cash crops, spices, fodder, fruits, flowers, and vegetables)
  • Identification of major crops grown in the state
  • Production techniques and agro-practices for major crops
  • Post-harvest management of produce
  • Fruits and vegetables preservation and processing
  • Principles of crop rotation, cropping patterns, and types of farming (dry farming, integrated farming, natural farming, mono-cropping, multiple cropping, intercropping)
  • Types, importance, and socio-economic significance of organic farming
  • Importance of seeds, types of seeds, and production methods
  • Methods of seed treatment and their importance
  • Basic principles, scope, and importance of crop protection
  • Names of major equipment and chemicals used in pest control; integrated pest management (IPM)
  • Major crop insects, pests, and diseases, and their management
  • Principles and systems of produce storage, factors affecting produce quality, and storage management

Biotechnology, Plant Breeding & Crop Physiology:

  • Importance and uses of biotechnology in agriculture
  • Principles, uses, and importance of genetics and plant breeding
  • Photosynthesis, respiration, evaporation, plant anatomy, and metabolism

Soil and Water Conservation:

  • Properties and components of soil; processes involved in soil formation
  • Types of soil erosion and conservation techniques
  • Essential nutrients in soil, their roles, and related deficiency symptoms
  • Classification of fertilizers, nutrient content, and application methods
  • Integrated nutrient management (INM), types of organic fertilizers/bio-fertilizers, their importance and role
  • Soil microbiology and its major role in crop production
  • Soil survey, methods of soil sampling, and soil conservation techniques
  • Sources of irrigation, methods, and importance
  • Basic concepts and methods of drainage
  • Watershed management
  • Types of pollution and environmental protection

Agriculture Extension

  • Principles of agriculture extension and rural development
  • Extension methodologies, classification and importance of audio-visual aids
  • Training objectives, importance, and types
  • Government of India and State Government programs and schemes supporting farmers and rural development

Agriculture Economics & Schemes

  • Role of agriculture in Uttar Pradesh's one trillion-dollar economy
  • Economic reforms in the agriculture sector
  • Concepts of import and export of agricultural produce
  • Formulation of plans for agriculture
  • Principles of agricultural statistics
  • Principles and importance of agricultural economics
  • Minimum Support Price (MSP) of different crops
  • Agricultural marketing

Dairy & Animal Husbandry

  • Different breeds of domestic animals and feed management
  • Objectives and methods of animal breeding
  • Milk production and distribution
  • Basic knowledge of poultry farming, fish farming, apiculture, and sericulture
  • Major diseases of domestic animals, diagnosis, and treatment

Part 2

  • Knowledge of Concepts of Computer and Information Technology and Contemporary Technological Development and Innovation in this field
  • History, introduction, and applications of computers, information technology (IT), Internet, and the World Wide Web (WWW)
  • General knowledge related to:
  • Hardware and software
  • Input and output devices
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses
  • IT gadgets and their applications
  • Creation and use of email
  • Operation of printers, tablets, and mobiles
  • Important elements of word processing (MS-Word) and spreadsheet processing (MS-Excel)
  • Operating systems, social networking, and e-governance
  • Digital financial tools and applications
  • Future skills and cybersecurity
  • Technological developments and innovations in computer and IT (Artificial intelligence, big data, deep learning, machine learning, Internet of Things) and India's achievements in this field

Part 3

  • General Information Related to the State of Uttar Pradesh (History, culture, art, architecture, festivals, folk dances, literature, social customs, tourism, geography, natural resources, economy, agriculture, industry, polity, administration, current events, and achievements of Uttar Pradesh)



1- फसल विज्ञान

  • फसलों का वर्गीकरण, प्रदेश में उगाई जाने वाली प्रमुख खाद्यान्न, दलहनी, तिलहनी, मिलेट्स, रेशेदार नकदी फसलें, मसालें एवं चारावाली फसलें, फल, फूल एवं सब्जी तथा प्रमुख फसलों की खेती की उत्पादन तकनीक एवं शस्य क्रियाएं।
  • फसल कटाई उपरान्त उपज प्रबन्धन।
  • फल एवं सब्जी का संरक्षण व प्रोसेसिंग।
  • फसल चक्र के सिद्धान्त, फसल प्रणाली एवं खेती के प्रकार यथा- शुष्क कृषि एकीकृत फसल प्रणाली, बहु फसली, अन्तः फसली, प्राकृतिक खेती. जैविक खेती का महत्व एवं प्रकार, सामाजिक एवं आर्थिक उपयोग।
  • बीज का महत्व, प्रकार एवं उत्पादन।
  • बीज शोधन की विधियाँ एवं महत्व।
  • कृषि रक्षा के सामान्य सिद्धान्त, उद्देश्य एवं इसका महत्व एवं उनमें प्रयोग होने वाले मुख्य उपकरण व रसायनों का नाम एकीकृत नाशीजीव प्रबन्धन।
  • प्रमुख फसलों के कीट एवं रोग तथा उसका प्रबन्धन।
  • उपज भण्डारण की विधियाँ, सिद्धान्त तथा भण्डारण व उपज की गुणवत्ता को प्रभावित करने वाले कारक तथा उनका प्रबन्धन।

2- जैव तकनीकी, पादप प्रजनन व क्रॉप-फिजियोलॉजी

  • जैव विज्ञान का कृषि में महत्व एवं उपयोग।
  • अनुवांशिकी एवं पादप प्रजनन के सिद्धान्त, उपयोग एवं महत्व।
  • प्रकाश संश्लेषण, श्वसन, वाष्पोत्सर्जन, पौधों की एनाटॉमी एवं मेटाबॉलिज्म।

3- मृदा एवं जल प्रबन्धन

  • मृदा के गुण, इसके अवयव, मृदा बनने की प्रक्रिया, मृदा अपरदन के प्रकार एवं इसकी रोकथाम के प्रभावी उपाय।
  • मृदा में पाये जाने वाले आवश्यक पोषक तत्व, महत्व तथा कमी से होने वाले विकार।
  • उर्वरकों का वर्गीकरण एवं पोषक तत्वों की मात्रा तथा उपयोग की विधियाँ।
  • एकीकृत पोषक तत्व प्रबन्धन, जैव उर्वरक / जैविक खादों के प्रकार, महत्व एवं लाभ।
  • मृदा सूक्ष्म जीव विज्ञान तथा इनकी प्रमुख भूमिका।
  • मृदा सर्वेक्षण, मृदा नमूना लेने की विधि तथा मृदा संरक्षण तकनीक
  • सिंचाई के साधन, विधियाँ तथा उनके लाभ।
  • जल निकास (ड्रेनेज) की मूल अवधारण एवं विधियां ।
  • जल संचयन क्षेत्र प्रबन्धन (वाटरशेड मैनेजमेंट )।
  • प्रदूषण के प्रकार एवं पर्यावरण संरक्षण।

4- कृषि प्रसार

  • कृषि प्रसार एवं ग्रामीण विकास के सिद्धान्त।
  • प्रसार विधि- दृश्य एवं श्रव्य साधन, उनका वर्गीकरण, महत्व।
  • प्रशिक्षण - लक्ष्य, महत्व एवं प्रकार।
  • भारत सरकार व प्रदेश सरकार द्वारा चलाई गयी विभिन्न ग्रामीण विकास एवं किसानों के उत्थान के लिए योजनाएं।

5- कृषि अर्थशास्त्र एवं योजनाएं

  • वन ट्रिलियन इकोनॉमी हेतु उ0प्र0 का कृषि कार्यो के माध्यम से योगदान।
  • कृषि सम्बन्धी आर्थिक सुधार।
  • कृषि जिन्सों के आयात एवं निर्यात की अवधारणा।
  • कृषि की योजना निर्धारण।
  • कृषि सांख्यिकी के सिद्धान्त।
  • कृषि अर्थशास्त्र का सिद्धान्त एवं उपयोगिता ।
  • फसलों के न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य।
  • कृषि विपणन।

6- पशुपालन एवं दुग्ध विज्ञान

  • पशुपालन में काम आने वाली पशुओं की विभिन्न किस्में, पोषक प्रबन्धन ।
  • पशु प्रजनन उद्देश्य एवं विधियाँ।
  • दुग्ध उत्पादन एवं वितरण।
  • कुक्कुट पालन एवं मत्स्य पालन, मधुमक्खी पालन, रेशमकीट पालन।
  • पशुओं की प्रमुख बीमार, लक्षण, निदान एवं उपचार।

भाग-2: कम्प्यूटर एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी की अवधारणाओं एवं इस क्षेत्र में समसामयिक प्रौद्योगिकी विकास एवं नवाचार का ज्ञान

  • कम्प्यूटर, सूचना तकनीकी, इन्टरनेट एवं वर्ल्ड वाइड वेब (WWW) का इतिहास, परिचय एवं अनुप्रयोग

निम्नलिखित से संबंधित सामान्य ज्ञान:

  • हार्डवेयर एवं साफ्टवेयर
  • इनपुट एवं आउटपुट
  • इन्टरनेट प्रोटोकॉल / आई ० पी० एड्रेस
  • आई0 टी0 गैजेट एवं उनका अनुप्रयोग
  • ई-मेल आई 0 डी0 को बनाना एवं ई-मेल का प्रयोग / संचालन
  • प्रिंटर, टेबलेट एवं मोबाइल का संचालन
  • वर्ड प्रोसेसिंग (MS-word ) एवं ऐक्सेल प्रोसेसिंग ( MS Excel ) के महत्वपूर्ण तत्व
  • ऑपरेटिंग सिस्टम, सोशल नेटवर्किंग, ई-गवर्नेस
  • डिजिटल वित्तीय उपकरण और अनुप्रयोग
  • भविष्य के कौशल और साइबर सुरक्षा
  • कम्प्यूटर और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी के क्षेत्र में होने वाले तकनीकी विकास एवं नवाचार (आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेन्स, बिग डेटा प्रोसेसिंग, डीप लर्निंग, मशीन लर्निंग, इन्टरनेट ऑफ थिंग्स) तथा इस क्षेत्र में भारत की उपलब्धियाँ।


General FAQs related to the UPSSSC Agriculture Technical Assistant (AGTA) 2024 recruitment

Q: What is the UPSSSC Agriculture Technical Assistant (AGTA) recruitment?

A: It's a recruitment drive by the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) to fill 3446 vacancies for Agriculture Technical Assistants across the state.

Q: What are the key dates for this recruitment process?

A: While the notification has been released, here are some important tentative dates:

Online Application Start Date: May 1, 2024

Online Application End Date: May 31, 2024

Exam Date: To be announced later. (Please track the official website)

Q: Where can I find more information and the official notification?

A: Visit the official UPSSSC website at

Eligibility FAQs

Q: What are the educational qualifications required for AGTA?

A: You must have one of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry

B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering

Q: Is the UP PET 2023 score mandatory?

A: Yes, you must have a valid Uttar Pradesh Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) 2023 score to apply for the AGTA post.

Q: What is the age limit for applying?

A: The age limit is 21 to 40 years (as of July 1, 2024). There are relaxations for reserved categories as per government rules.

Application Process FAQs

Q: How do I apply for the UPSSSC AGTA positions?

A: The application process is online. Starting May 1st, 2024:


Find the AGTA recruitment notification.

Register, fill out the application form, upload documents, and pay the fee.

Q: What is the application fee?

A: The application fee is:

Gen/OBC/EWS: Rs. 25/-

SC/ST: Rs. 0/-

Q: What is the last date to apply?

A: The tentative last date to apply online is May 31, 2024. Always confirm on the official notification.

Exam and Preparation FAQs

Q: What is the selection process for UPSSSC AGTA?

A: The selection process involves:

Mains Written Exam

Document Verification

Q: Where can I find the syllabus for the exam?

A: The detailed syllabus should be released along with the official notification on the UPSSSC website.

Q: How can I prepare for the exam?

A: Here are some tips:

Understand the syllabus thoroughly.

Use reliable study materials and textbooks.

Practice with previous year's question papers.

Stay updated on current affairs in the agriculture sector.

Please Note: Always check the official UPSSSC website ( for the most accurate and up-to-date information, including precise dates, syllabus, and any changes in the process.

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