HPPSC Syllabus Horticulture Development Officer Test Pattern

HPPSC Syllabus Horticulture Development Officer Test Pattern

S.No.Exam TypeSubject NamesNo. of QuestionsTest Duration
1.Objective Type QuestionsTechnical Subjects802 Hours
2.General Knowledge of HP10
3.General Knowledge of National/ Inter-National Level10
Total100
  • HPPSC Written exam has objective questions.
  • Total questions in the exam are 100.
  • Test duration is 2 hours.

Syllabus Of HPPSC HDO Exam

Principles of Horticulture

  • Export and import
  • Area and production
  • Scope and importance of horticulture
  • Horticultural therapy and etc.
  • National and global economy
  • Scenario of horticulture industry in the regional,
  • Nutritive value of horticultural crops

Propagation and Nursery Techniques of Horticultural Crops

  • Factors influencing seed germination
  • Management of fruit nursery.
  • Media
  • Apomixis
  • Portrays
  • Seed dormancy and methods to overcome the dormancy
  • Principles
  • Growing structures
  • Advantages, and Disadvantages
  • Containers
  • Polyembryony
  • Sexual propagation

Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops

  • Leaf Area Index (LAI)
  • Important phases of growth and development
  • Canopy development: Different stages of growth,
  • Photosynthetic productivity,
  • Growth curves and etc.
  • Optimum LAI in horticultural crops.
  • Definitions

Breeding of Horticultural Crops

  • Sterility, and Incompatibility
  • Breeding systems and objectives
  • Effect of Mating systems.
  • Mechanisms of pollination control,
  • Modes of Reproduction
  • Scope and importance of plant breeding in horticultural crops
  • Plant genetic resources

HPPSC HDO Exam Syllabus – Degree Standards

Fundamentals of Horticulture

  • Horticultural zones of Tamil Nadu and India
  • Area and production
  • Scope and importance
  • National and regional agencies involved in the promotion of the Horticultural Industry in India (NHB, APEDA, and Commodity Boards).
  • National and Global scenario of horticultural crops
  • Nutritive value of Horticultural Crops
  • Import and Export

Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops

  • Bearing habits
  • External and internal factors associated with unfruitfulness
  • Biennial perennial (woody and herbaceous perennials)
  • Fruitfulness and unfruitfulness
  • Annual,
  • Important phases of growth and development
  • Classification of horticultural crops based on life cycle
  • Physiology of flowering.

Propagation of Horticultural Crops

  • Greenhouse
  • Phytotron
  • Media and containers
  • Tools and implements propagation structures
  • Mist chamber
  • Propagation
  • Soil sterilization
  • Definition
  • Cold frames and hotbeds,
  • Site selection
  • Glasshouse
  • Shade net
  • Poly house
  • Pit Nursery
  • Establishment of the nursery
  • Glasshouse
  • Polytunnels
  • Humidifiers

Management Techniques For Horticultural Crops

  • Fencing
  • Organic manures and inorganic fertilizers
  • Soil fertility
  • Spacing
  • Layout and management of orchards
  • Windbreaks and shelter beds
  • Planting system
  • Saline and Alkaline Soils
  • Planning
  • Acid,
  • Functions
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Soil Reaction
  • Essential Elements

Post- Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

  • Harvest handling in horticultural crops
  • Washing
  • Grading
  • Waxing
  • Post-harvest handling methods
  • Types of containers and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Methods of packing
  • importance of post
  • Grades and standards
  • Maturity indices

HDO Syllabus – General knowledge

  • Tourism spots of Historical Importance
  • Scientific observations
  • Important Dates
  • Geography of India
  • About India and it’s neighbouring countries
  • Books And Author
  • Music & Literature
  • Artists
  • National Dance
  • Economic issues in India
  • New inventions
  • Sculptures
  • Tribes
  • National news (current)
  • Musical Instruments etc
  • Political Science
  • Indian Culture
  • Countries and capitals
  • Famous Places
  • Famous Places in India
  • Handicrafts
  • International issues
  • Science and innovations
  • World organizations

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