TNPSC Agricultural Officer Syllabus Tamil Nadu AO Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu PSC AO Exam Pattern

Sl.NoPapersSubjects NamesNo of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration of Exam
1.IAgriculture Subjects2003003 Hours
2.IIGeneral Studies752002 Hours
3.Aptitude & Mental Ability25
Interview & Records70

TNPSC Agricultural Officer Syllabus

Agriculture Topics:

  • Agricultural development through NITI AYOG
  • production and productivity
  • Growth pattern of crops in India and Tamil Nadu in terms of area
  • Government Agricultural Policies
  • Agricultural Development through five-year plans in India and Tamil Nadu

Fundamentals of Crop Production:

  • Factors of Production
  • Package of practices of different crops
  • Climatic zones of Indian & Tamil Nadu and their features
  • Minimal tillage
  • Nanoparticles and their applications
  • Weather forecasting
  • Agricultural seasons of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Cropping patterns in India and Tamil Nadu

Natural Resource Management:

  • Soil structure
  • Physical and Chemical properties
  • Factors influencing soil structure
  • Command area development
  • Water use efficiency
  • Quality of irrigation water
  • Problem soils and their management
  •  Conservation of soil and water
  • Soil fertility and productivity
  • Dry farming
  • Watershed and wasteland development
  • Size and distribution of holdings

Crop Management & Allied Agricultural Activities:

  • Cropping systems and integrated farming
  • Recycling of agricultural waste
  • Balanced usage
  • Agricultural implements and Machinery and their usage
  • livestock and poultry rearing
  • Integrated nutrient management
  • Tractors & tillers

Crop Improvement:

  • Principles of breeding
  • Modern tools in crop improvement
  • Application of biotechnology in agriculture
  • Transgenic Plants
  • Latest varieties of major crops in Tamil Nadu
  • Variety release procedures

Importance of quality seeds in agriculture:

  • Seed testing laboratories
  • Seed village concept Seed Act
  • Seed certification techniques and processing in Tamil Nadu
  • Seed enhancement technologies
  • STA standards for seed testing
  • Crop Protection Principles and Practices

Importance of pest:

  • Farm Business and Finance Management
  • Plant quarantine
  • Pesticides and their use in IPM
  • Plant protection equipment and their use
  • Agricultural Marketing & Market Intelligence
  • Agricultural Extension: Principles and Methods
  • Principles of farm business management
  • Symptoms of damages and control measures of pest
  • Disease and nematodes of major crops in Tamil Nadu

General Studies:

  • Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes
  • Indian National Movement
  • The emergence of national leaders
  • The preamble to the constitution
  • Salient features of the constitution
  • Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Communalism led to a partition
  • Botany
  • General Science
  • Physics
  • Heat, light, and sound
  • Atomic and nuclear physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Social geography
  • population
  • Profile of States-Defence
  • Expansion and consolidation of British rule
  • Political Science
  • Tamil NaduJudiciary in India
  • Forest & wildlife
  • Agricultural pattern
  • Economics
  • Excretion of metabolic waste
  • Biocommunication
  • Zoology
  • Biodiversity and its conservation
  • Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth
  • WTO-globalization & privatization
  • Biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Electrochemistry
  • History and culture of India
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Respiration
  • Human diseases-
  • Current Events
  • Science
  • History
  •  National symbols

Aptitude and Mental Ability:

  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Dice
  • Time and Work
  • Behavioral ability
  • Basic terms
  • Communications in information technology
  • Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences
  • Percentage
  •  Conversion of information to data
  • Collection, compilation, and presentation of data
  • Tables, graphs, diagrams-Parametric representation of data
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Simplification
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  • Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple interest & Compound interest

Register Free Govt Job Updates On Your Email:

Enter Your E-Mail ID:

Tags: Tamil Nadu

No Comments

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *