RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2020, Exam Pattern & Exam Date

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RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2020

RPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2020 notification is out. The Online Application start from 18 Jan 2020 and will remain active till 12 Feb 2020. Candidate willing to apply should go through the eligibility & The start preparation soon. This post will enlighten you regarding the RPSC Agriculture Officer syllabus 2020. The complete syllabus of the computer-based examination and computer (formatting) Test has been provided in this post. Check out the details below.

The date of Computer Based written examination is subject to change, in which event the new date will be notified through Newspapers, Commission’s websites and Admission Certificates for the examination. Detailed instructions regarding Computer Based Written Examination are available on the Commission’s website.

RPSC Agriculture Officer Previous Year Question Paper

 RPSC Agriculture Officer Complete Details:

Name of Organization Rajasthan Public Service Commission
Name of Post  Agriculture Officer & Agriculture Research Officer
No of Vacancy 240 Posts
Selection Procedure

Written Examination

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Category Syllabus & Exam Pattern
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RPSC Agriculture Research Officer (ARO) Syllabus & Exam Pattern

RPSC Agriculture Officer Previous Year Question Paper

Rajastha Agricultural Officer Exam Pattern

S.No Paper Subject Questions Marks Duration
1 Paper I General Hindi 60 180 2 Hours
General Knowledge 60 180
2 Paper II Agriculture 120 360 2 Hours


RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus:


General Hindi: – Questions will be ask from Hindi Grammar, Antonym Synonym, Difference between word pairs, Sentence Correction, One Word Substitution, Idioms & Phrases.

General Knowledge, History & Culture Of Rajasthan: – Questions are designed to check candidate’s knowledge about Geography, History, cultures, eminent personalities of Rajasthan, Contribution of Rajasthan in Indian Freedom Movement, Agriculture, Languages, Festivals, Tribes, Art,  Religious & historical places of Rajasthan.

Paper-II (Agriculture)

Agro-climatic zones of Rajasthan, Elements of crop production and effect on plant growth. Importance of weather forecasting, aerospace and remote sensing. Precision farming. Plant nutrients – functions and deficiency symptoms, soil reaction and bio-fertilizer, interaction, sources. Role of Organic manures, fertilizers and bio-fertilizers integrated nutrient management.

Soil classification and soil survey, soils of Rajasthan, soil physics-physical properties, moisture, air temperature. Physical chemistry of soil-colloids, soil reactions. Soil microbiology- organic matter, Humus function, structure, formation, C/N ratio, symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

Role of farm forestry in soil and water conservation, silviculture, compatibility of crops, problems of seed germination etc. Appraisal of economics of farm forestry. Common herbicides and their uses in important grain crops, oils seeds, pulses and fibre crops, forage and grass land and consequences of their use.

Olericulture – Classification of vegetables, nursery, transplantation, seed testing and storage, cultivation practice of cauliflower, cabbage, chillies, brinjal, carrot, radish, onion, pea, okra, muskmelon, watermelon and sweet potato. Different styles of gardening-indoor out door etc. layout care and maintenance, cultivation of major cut flowers like Rose, Gladialus, Tubrose and Chrysanthemum.

Essential plant nutrients and their role, major and micronutrients. Methods of Plant Breeding for self and cross pollinated crops, concept of heterosis, type of hybrids, Combining ability, DNA recombinant technology, transgenic crops and their scope, seed testing, type of seeds, seed certification standards for different crops.

Importance of livestock and poultry in Indian economy: Origin, distribution and main characteristics of INDIAN and EXOTIC Breeds of cow, buffalo, goat, sheep and poultry. Prevention & control of common infectious & contagious diseases of livestock and poultry. Feed stuff and their classification. Determination of nutritive value of feed, balanced ration.

Pomology- layout of orchards, propagation methods, cultivation of mango, citrus, banana, guava, pomegranate, grapes, papaya, ber, phalsa, aonla, datepalm, Post harvest losses and Principles of fruits and vegetable preservation, dehydration, bottling, canning. Insect pests spectrum in Rajasthan. Assessment of crop losses and their implication in pest management.

Preservation of forages, common grasses, grass land and their management. Artificial insemination – merits, demerits, collection evaluation, dilution, preservation and storage of semen., Systems of inbreeding and out breeding, breeding value and its estimation. Heritability, repeatability.

Philosophy and principles of extension education rural social institutions, caste and family, rural leadership, teaching learning process, audio-visual aids, teaching methods, programme planning and evaluation communication process, media of communication Diffusion theory history of extension programme in India. CD, NATP, ATIC, HYVP, NAIP, MREGA, IRDP, PRA, PMRY, SGSY, JRY, ATMA, KVK, Panchayati Raj, IVLP, T&V system, ADP, motivation, cooperative societies and voluntary organizations, Adult education and National Literacy Mission.

Limnology – water science, physic chemical and biological properties of water, late-ecosystem, water pollution and various types of water bodies. Fish morphology and anatomy, osmoregulation, respiration in fish. Different types of aquaculture systems and fisheries.


Mycology, Plant Virology, Laboratory and Analytical Techniques., Plant Bacteriology, Plant Disease Management, History and Scope of Plant Pathology, Epidemiology and forecasting of plant disease, Mushroom Production Technology, Diseases of Crop Plants, Principles of Plant Pathology.


Insect Taxonomy, Insect Ecology, Biotechnology in Pest Managemen, Insect Toxicology, Insect Morphology, Insect Anatomy& Physiology, Beneficial Insects, Insecticides and their application, Urban and Storage Entomology, Insect Pest Management etc.


Agriculture and Indian Economy, Agroclimatology, Monsoon, Role of water in Crop Production, Dry farming, Cropping Systems, Post- Harvest Technologies, Agronomical Experiments, Water Resources, Irrigation, Transformation in Soil, Compound Fertilizers, Weeds.


Cytology, Physiology, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Breeding, Mutation breeding, Mutation breeding, Heterosis breeding, Plant genetic resources and seed technology, Biotechnology.

S. No Exam Type Name of the subject Questions Marks Exam Duration
1 Written Exam Plant Pathology 100 100 2 Hours
2 Entomology
3 Agronomy
4 Agriculture Botany


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