TNPSC Agriculture Officer தேர்வு மாதிரி & பாடத்திட்டம்!

TNPSC Agriculture Officer தேர்வு மாதிரி & பாடத்திட்டம்!
TNPSC Agriculture Officer தேர்வு மாதிரி & பாடத்திட்டம்!

TNPSC Agriculture Officer தேர்வு மாதிரி & பாடத்திட்டம்!

TNPSC Agricultural Officer, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Horticultural Officer பணியிடங்களுக்கான தேர்வின் பாடத்திட்டம், தேர்வு மாதிரி பற்றிய விவரங்களை இப்பதிவில் காண்போம்.

தேர்வு செயல் முறை:
  • எழுத்து தேர்வு
  • நேர்காணல்

TNPSC Recruitment Notification 2023 Pdf 

TNPSC Agriculture Officer தேர்வு மாதிரி 2023:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum qualifying marks for selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s & BCMs Others
Paper I

Subject Paper – 200 Questions For the post of Agricultural Officer(Extn) Agriculture (Degree Standard) (Code No:284) For the post of Horticultural Officer Horticulture (Degree Standard) (Code No.278) For the post of Assistant Director of Agriculture (Extn) Agriculture (PG Degree Standard) (Code No:285)

3 Hours 300 153 204
For all the three posts

(ii) Paper II (Total 200 questions / 3 Hours)

Part-A Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Std) (100 questions/ 150 marks)

1 ½ Hours Note:

Minimum qualifying marks –60 marks (40% of 150)

Marks secured in Part-A of Paper-II will not be taken into account for ranking.

Part-B (General Studies) (Code No.003) (100 questions/ 150 marks) General Studies (Degree Std) -75 questions and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Std.) -25 questions 1 ½ Hours 150
(iii) Interview and Records 60    
Total 510

TNPSC Agriculture Officer பாடத்திட்டம் 2023:

Subject Paper: Agriculture (Degree Standard)

  • UNIT- I: Importance of Agriculture
  • UNIT – II: Fundamentals of Crop Production
  • UNIT – III: Natural Resource Management
  • UNIT – IV: Crop Management & Allied Agricultural Activities
  • UNIT – V: Crop Improvement
  • UNIT- VI: Seed Science and Technology.
  • UNIT – VII: Crop Protection Principles and Practices.
  • UNIT – VIII: Farm Business and Finance Management.
  • UNIT – IX: Agricultural Marketing and Market Intelligence.
  • UNIT – X: Agricultural Extension: Principles and Methods.
Horticulture Paper – I (Degree Standard)

Unit- I: Fundamentals of Horticulture

Scope and importance – State, National and Global scenario of horticultural crops – Area and production – Import and export – Nutritive value of horticultural crops – Horticultural zones of Tamil Nadu and India – National and regional agencies involved in promotion of horticultural Industry in India (NHB, APEDA and Commodity Boards) – Classification of horticultural crops – Factors limiting horticultural crop production – Role of season – Soil and climate requirements – Physical and chemical properties of soil – Climatic factors – Light, temperature, photoperiod, relative humidity, rainfall, altitude, microclimate – Kitchen gardening -Nutrition gardening – Truck gardening – Market gardening – Vegetable forcing – Protected and precision horticulture – Hydroponics, Aeroponics – Nutrient Film Technique – Horticulture therapy.

Unit – II: Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops:

Important phases of growth and development – Bearing habits – Classification of horticultural crops based on life cycle – Annual, biennial perennial (woody and herbaceous perennials) – Fruitfulness and unfruitfulness – External and internal factors associated with unfruitfulness – Physiology of flowering, fruit set, ripening and senescence – Fruitdrop – Causes and control measures – Plant growth regulators – Functions and role in horticultural crops – Bud dormancy – Dormancy breaking – Parthenocarpy – Parthenogenesis – Polyembryony – Stenospermocarpy – Vivipary- Apomixis.

Unit – III: Propagation of Horticultural Crops:

Propagation – Definition – Establishment of nursery – Site selection – Tools and implements propagation structures – Mist chamber, phytotron – Humidifiers – Greenhouse – Glasshouse – Polyhouse – Shade net, glass house, poly tunnels, cold frames and hotbeds, pit nursery – Media and containers – Soil sterilization – Sexual propagation – Merits and demerits – Crops propagated through seeds – Seed viability, longevity, dormancy, germination – Pre-sowing treatment – stratification, scarification, seed priming, seedling vigour – Raised seed bed and pro-tray nursery – Asexual propagation – Merits and demerits – Methods of vegetative propagation – Identification of plus trees – Mother block, scion bank – Clonal nursery – Cutting – Layering – Grafting, budding types – Anatomical and physiological basis of grafting – Stock scion relationship, graft compatibility – Budwood selection and certification – Propagation through specialized plant parts (bulbs, tubers, offsets, runners, suckers, slip, crown, rhizomes, corms) – Quality management and nursery certification – Micro propagation – Application – infrastructure requirements – Types of media – Stages of micro propagation – Micro grafting – in vitro propagation of important horticultural crops.

UNIT – IV: Management Techniques for Horticultural Crops

Planning – Layout and management of orchards – Fencing – Wind breaks and shelter beds – Spacing – Planting system – Physical and chemical properties – Soil reaction – acid, saline and alkaline soils – Soil fertility – Essential elements – Functions – Organic manures and inorganic fertilizers, bio-fertilizers, vermicomposting – Applications and management – Nutrient deficiencies and corrective measures – Physiological disorders and remedies – Irrigation – Critical stages of water requirement – Effect of water stress on crop yield – Anti-transpirants – management of irrigation water quality – Conventional and micro irrigation – Fertigation – Mulching – Sod culture – Weed management – Application growth regulators – Training and pruning principles and methods – Rejuvenation of senile and old orchards – Cropping systems – Cover cropping – Multitier cropping – Intercropping – Special horticultural techniques (pinching, thinning, disbudding, blanching, smudging, notching, ringing) – Principles of organic horticulture – GAP and GMP.


Scope and importance of fruit crops – Composition and uses – Origin and distribution – Species – Season – Climate and soil requirement – Varieties and hybrids – Propagation techniques – Planting systems and planting density – Including High density planting (HDP) and ultra high-density planting (UHDP) – spacing – Water and nutrient management – Fertigation – Weed management – Canopy management – Training and pruning – Intercultural practices – Off season production – Special horticultural techniques – Use of plant growth regulators – Maturity indices – Harvest and yield – Nutrient deficiencies and physiological disorders and its corrective measures and management of important pest and diseases of important fruit crops :- Mango, Banana, Acidlime, Sweet orange, Mandarin, Grapes, Papaya, Guava, Sapota, Pineapple, Jackfruit, Pomegranate, Aonla, Annona, Ber, Apple, Pear, Plum, Peach, Strawberry, Litchi, Avocado, Walnut and Almond and minor tropical, arid and temperate fruit crops.


Scope and importance of vegetable crops – Composition and uses – Origin and distribution – Area and production – Soil and climatic requirements – Varieties and hybrids – Propagation methods – Seed rate – Sowing and nursery practises – Containerized seedling production – Season – Planting methods – Water, nutrient and weed management – Fertigation – Training for vegetables – Intercultural practices – Maturity indices – Harvest and yield – Nutrient deficiencies and physiological disorder and its corrective measures of important vegetable crops: Tomato, Brinjal, Chilli and Capsicum (Sweet Pepper), Bhendi, Leguminous vegetables (Beans, Peas, Cluster beans, Cowpea, Dolichos bean); Bulbous vegetables (Onion, Garlic); Tuber crops – (Potato, Tapioca, Sweet potato, Elephant footyam, Colacassia); Cucurbitaceous vegetables (Cucumber, Bittergourd,Snakegourd, Ridgegourd, Ashgourd.


Scope and importance of flower crops production – Uses – Origin and distribution – Area and production – Climate and soil requirement – Species and varieties – Propagation, season – Spacing and planting methods – Irrigation, nutrient management – Fertigation – Weed management – Training and pruning – Intercultural operations – Special horticultural techniques – Growth regulators – Off season production – Maturity indices – Harvest and yield and management of important pest and diseases for important loose flower crops: Jasmine, Rose, Tuberose, Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Nerium and Crossandra – Cut flowers – Rose, Carnation, Anthurium, Orchid and Gerbera – Cutfoliage and fillers. Principles of Landscape designing – Styles of gardening – Types of gardening viz.,Hindu, English, Mughal, Japanese, Persian, Italian, French gardening Garden components – Trees foliage flowering and avenue trees – Burlapping – Shrubs – Fl o w er i ng ann u al s creepers and Climbers – Cacti and succulents – Lawn – Astroturf – Types of grasses – Layout, planting and maintenance of lawn – Hedge and edge plants – Indoor plants and interior scaping – Garden adornments – Principles and styles of flower arrangements – Bonsai styles and culture – Industrial, Institutional, Public and Private landscaping – Special types of gardening – Bog garden, dish, terrarium, bottle, roof, vertical gardening and green wall.

மேலும் பாடத்திட்டம் பற்றிய முழு விவரங்களுக்கு கீழே வழங்கி உள்ள இணைய முகவரியை அணுகவும்.

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