(Assistant Agriculture Officer) RPSC AAO 2024 Syllabus, Pattern PDF download

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The Rajasthan Public Service Commission will conduct exam for recruitment to the post of Assistant Agriculture Officer 2024. We are providing the detailed RPSC AAO 2024 syllabus PDF for users to download and preview before the exam.

The 150-question objective paper will be bilingual in English and Hindi, carrying 150 marks. The exam duration will be 2.5 hours.

The question paper is divided into two parts. The syllabus covers general knowledge of Rajasthan’s history, culture, and geography, along with specialized agriculture topics like agronomy, plant breeding, soil science, horticulture, extension education, agricultural economics, farm machinery, statistics, plant pathology and entomology.

 

S.No. Subject Marks
1.

Part-A (General Knowledge of Rajasthan)– History & Culture of Rajasthan, Geography of Rajasthan

30
2. Part-B (Concerned Subject)- Agronomy, Plant Breeding & Plant Physiology, Soil Science, Horticulture, Agro-Forestry, Extension Education, Agriculture economy, Farm Machinery, Statistical Methods, Plant Pathology & Entomology  120
Total 150

 

Rajasthan G.K Detailed Syllabus

Topic

History of Rajasthan

  • Historical Rajasthan: – Pre and Proto-historical sites of Rajasthan.
  • Important historical centers of early Christian era.
  • Prominent rulers of major Rajput dynasties of Rajasthan and their achievements & contributions – Guhilas- Sisodiyas, Chauhans, Rathores and Kachchawas.
  • Emergence of Modern Rajasthan: Agents of Social Awakening in Rajasthan
    during 19th and 20th Centuries.
  • Political Awakening: role of newspapers and political institutions.
  • Prajamandal movement in various princely states in 20th Century.
  • Integration of Rajasthan.

Art & Culture of Rajasthan

  • Social Life in Rajasthan: Fairs and festivals; Social customs and traditions; attires
    and ornaments, Personalities of Rajasthan.
  • Art of Rajasthan: Architectural tradition of Rajasthan- temples, forts and palaces
    from ancient to modern period; various schools of paintings which developed during
    medieval period;
  • Classical Music and Classical Dance, Folk Music & Instruments; Folk
    Dances & Drama.
  • Religious Life: Religious communities, Saints and Sects in Rajasthan. Folk deities
    of Rajasthan.
  • Language & Literature: Dialects of Rajasthani Language, Literature of Rajasthani
    language and Folk literature.

Geography of Rajasthan

  • Major physiographic divisions of Rajasthan.
  • Drainage characteristics.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Vegetation, forest and soil, Natural Resources, Minerals, livestock population
    of Rajasthan.
  • Wild life and its conservation. Environmental Conservation, Droughts and
    Desertification, Major Irrigation Projects. Population growth and Tribes of Rajasthan,
    Handicrafts and Tourism.
  • Development schemes in Rajasthan. Power resources with non-conventional energy sources.

Agriculture Detailed Syllabus

 

Topic

Agronomy

  • Agro-climatology-elements and effect on plant growth, weather abnormalities and
    protective measures.
  • Elements of crop production, classification of crops, farming systems.
  • Tillage, soil erosion, soil and water conservation.
  • Soil productivity and fertility.
    Soil organic matter, fertilizers, their use and efficiency.
  • Irrigation – role of water resources, quality of water and water pollution, water requirement of crops, methods of irrigation, drainage.
  • Concept, scope and problems of dry land agriculture.
  • Problem of weeds and control measures.
  • Seed quality and certification.
  • Agronomy of important crops like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fibre crops, forage crops, sugarcane, sugarbeet, potato etc.

Plant Breeding & Plant Physiology

  • Objectives and methods of plant breeding.
  • Mendel’s laws of inheritance, heterosis mutations and gene concept.
  • Seed testing, type of seeds, seed production, recommended varieties of important crops of Rajasthan.
    Plant Growth Regulators.
  • Management of abiotic stress and plant water relationship.
    Nanoparticles and their importance in Agriculture.

Soil Science

  • Soil formation and profile development, basic ideas of soil survey and classification, soils of Rajasthan.
  • Physical properties of soils, soil reaction, management of problematic soils, fixation of phosphorus, potassium and ammonium in soils.
  • Essential plant nutrients and their functions, nutrient deficiency & toxicity symptoms, various tests to determine the nutrient requirement of plants.
  • Symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation.
  • Organic manures and bio-fertilizers, chemical composition of FYM, Vermicompost, night soil, oil cakes, bone meal, fish manure and common fertilizers.

Horticulture

  • Olericulture – Classification of vegetables, nursery, transplantation, seed testing and storage.
  • Cultivation practices of cauliflower, cabbage, tomato, chillies, brinjal, carrot,
    radish, onion, pea, okra, muskmelon, watermelon and sweet potato.
  • Importance of major seed spieces, medicinal and aromatic plants of Rajasthan.
  • Hi-tech horticulture.
  • Ornamental gardening, landscaping, Lawn and its maintenance, cultivation of roses,
    gladiolus, marigold.
  • Pomology-layout of orchards, propagation methods, cultivation of mango, citrus, banana, guava, pomegranate, papaya, ber, phalsa, aonla, datepalm.
  • Principles of fruits and vegetable preservation, dehydration, bottling, canning and packaging.

Agro-Forestry

  • Importance of forestry, major species of forest trees and agro-forestry systems prevailing in Rajasthan.

Agriculture economy

  • Peculiarities of Indian agriculture, Importance of agriculture in national economy.
  • Pattern of land utilization, size of holding, prices of agricultural commodities, agricultural marketing, functions & institutions, cost and price spread.
  • Agricultural finance and credit, credit institutions, crop insurance.
  • Farm planning and budgeting.

Extension Education 

  • 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 and diffusion theory.
  • History of extension programmes in India viz; CD, IRDP, Panchayati Raj, HYVP, ATIC, IVLP, ATMA, NATP, NAIP, DRDA, M-NREGA, PMRY, KVK, JRY, SGSY, T&V
    System, Student READY programme etc.

Animal Husbandry 

  • Importance of animal husbandry in rural economy.
  • Care and management of newly born calf, heifers, raising calves from 0-6 months, breeding bull and a cow before & after parturition.
  • Common infectious & contagious diseases of livestock their prevention & control. Computation of balanced ration.
  • Important Indian & exotic breeds of cow, buffalo, sheep, goat, camel & poultry.
  • Housing of cattle and poultry.
  • Forage conservation.

Farm Machinery

  • Common workshop tools, survey instruments, bullock drawn implements.
  • Scope of farm mechanization in Rajasthan.
  • Tools & implements for land preparation and leveling.
  • Measurement of irrigation water, water lifting devices.

Statistical Methods

  • Data collection, summarization and presentation, measures of central tendency, measures
    of dispersion, Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation.
  • Experimental designs.

Plant Pathology & Entomology 

  • Major diseases (fungal, bacterial, nematode & viral) and insect pests of field, vegetable, fruit, ornamental and seed spice crops of Rajasthan and their control measures including biological methods & integrated pest management.
  • Beneficial insects.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many questions are there in the RPSC AAO exam?

    There are 150 objective-type multiple choice questions.

  • Is there any interview round after the written exam?

    The official notification will provide detailed information about the selection stages and any changes to the process, including whether there is an interview round or not.

  • What is the total duration of the RPSC AAO exam?

    The total duration of exam is 2.5 hours.

  • How can I access the RPSC AAO 2024 exam syllabus?

    We are providing the detailed syllabus PDF for free download from here.

  • What is the exam pattern for AAO Exam?

    The paper is divided into two parts: Part-A covers General Knowledge of Rajasthan, and Part-B covers the concerned subject areas related to agriculture.


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