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TNPSC Assistant Agricultural Officer Syllabus 2017 Exam Scheme Details

TNPSC stands for Tamil Nadu public service commission conducted the exam for Assistant agricultural officer. Every year TNPSC conduct various exams which makes a total of 333 posts. All the candidates who want to join TNPSC used to apply for these posts. Assistant agriculture officer exam are the written exam which included two papers which are Agriculture (diploma standard) and general studies (HSC standard). This year the exam is scheduled on 2 July 2017. Here in this article we will be providing you details related to the syllabus of the exam which every candidates used to search for. Following is the detailed syllabus of the exam.

TNPSC Asst Agri Officer Syllabus

Agriculture (Diploma standard):

  • Agronomic principles, practices and meteorology
  • Dry Farming and AgroForestry
  • Soils and Fertility Management
  • Breeding and Seed Production
  • Farm Machinery and Post Harvest Technology
  • Plant Protection Principles and Practices
  • Livestock, Calf Rearing, Poultry Management, Artificial Insemination
  • Horticultural Crop Cultivation Techniques
  • Energy and Environment
  • Extension and Agrl.Economics
  • Commercial Agriculture
  • Computer Application

General Studies (HSC Standards)

Physics: Standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐Magnetism, Nature of Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Inventions and discoveries‐National scientific laboratories‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, electricity and electronics‐Heat, light and sound.

Chemistry: Pesticides, insecticides, Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Fertilizers.

Zoology: prevention and remedies‐Animals, plants and human life, health and hygiene‐Human diseases, Blood and blood circulation‐Reproductive system‐Environment, ecology.

Botany: Classification of living organism, Main Concepts of life science, Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration.

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History: National & international events, national symbols, Profile of States, Eminent persons & places in news, Sports & games, Books & authors, Awards & honour, India‐as secular state, Growth of rationalist, Indus valley civilization, Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas, India since independence,  Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people, Unity in diversity (race, colour, language, custom, Dravidian movement in TN, Political parties and populist schemes)

Geography: Geographical landmarks, Natural calamities, Earth & Universe‐Solar system, Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate, Soil, minerals & natural resources, Water resources, Forest &wildlife, Agricultural pattern, Transport & communication, Social geography, population, density and distribution

Science: Latest inventions on science & technology.

Economics: Current socio‐economic problems, Nature; Five‐year plan models‐an assessment; Land reforms & agriculture; poverty‐Economic  trends in Tamil Nadu; Application of science in agriculture; Rural welfare oriented programmers;  Industrial growth; social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty

Political science: Political parties and political system in India, Welfare oriented govt. Schemes and their utility, Problems in conduct of public elections, Public awareness & General administration, Constitution of India preamble, salient features of constitution, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Human rights charter, Parliament. State executive. State Legislature, assembly,  Local government, Panchayati raj Tamil; Union, state and territory, Citizenship‐rights amend duties, Nadu Judiciary in India, Elections. Official language and Schedule‐VIII; Empowerment of women‐ Consumer protection forms; Anti‐corruption measures –CVC, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, CAG‐ Right to information; Rule of law/Due process of law

Aptitude & Reasoning: Number series, Visual Reasoning, Alpha numeric Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Puzzles, Dice, conversion of information to data‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data, Tables, graphs, diagrams, Analytical interpretation of data, Parametric representation of data; Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Simplification, Percentage, Simple interest, Compound interest, Ratio and Proportion, Area, Volume, Time and Work, logical reasoning.

TNPSC Asst Agri Officer Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper 1 Agriculture(Diploma Standard) 300 3 hours
Paper 2 General Studies ( HSC Standard) 200 2 hours
TOTAL 500

We have provided you the detailed syllabus for the exam. Do prepare yourself well and clear the exam with flying colours. We wish you good luck for the same. For any more information or if you face any query than comment us in our comment box.

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