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About Recruitment Board

However, since a State Public Service Commission could be constituted simultaneously with the attainment of Statehood, the Union Public Service Commission, on a request from the Governor of the State of Himachal Pradesh with the approval of the President of India, agreed to serve the needs of Himachal Pradesh till the establishment of a Public Service Commission for the State or for a period of three months from 25th January, 1971 whichever was earlier.
Note: Online Applications are invited from desirous and eligible candidates for recruitment to 71 posts of Horticulture Development Officer in the department of Horticulture, Himachal Pradesh through ‘One Time Registration System’ (OTRS) on web link: www.hppsconline.in/RPS/Home.aspx, which shall be available on Commission’s website up1 to 21st October, 2018 till 11:59 P.M. (IST), thereafter link will be disabled.

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HPPSC Horticulture Development Officer 2018 HDO Syllabus & Exam pattern Summary 
Name of Exam Horticulture Development Officer HDO
Board of Organization Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission HPPSC
No of Vacancy 71 Posts
Date of Exam Update Soon
Official Website hppsc.hp.gov.in
Category Syllabus & Exam pattern

Selection Process

candidates to be called for personality test(s) by subjecting them to either Computer based Screening Test (objective-type) or Offline Screening Test (objective / descriptive) of two hours duration. Marks obtained in the Screening Test are only meant to short list the number of candidates for personality test(s) and are in no way to be presumed by the candidates as being their merit for final selection.

  • Written Examination
  • Personal Interview
  • Document verification

Eligibility or Qualification

M.Sc. Horticulture/Agriculture in any one of the following disciplines/subjects, Pomology, Fruit Breeding & Genetic Resources, Post Harvest Technology/Fruit Technology, Floriculture & Land Scaping, Mycology & Plant Pathology/Entomology & Apiculture or Biotechnology, Vegetable Crops, Microbiology, Soil Science & Water Management, Agriculture Economics & Agriculture Statistics, Agriculture extension, M.Sc. Food Technology, Master of Science(Horticulture) Fruit Science, Master of Science(Horticulture) Vegetable Science, Master of Science (Horticulture) Floriculture and Land scape Architecture, Master of Science(Agriculture) Plant Pathology, Master of Science (Agriculture) Entomology, Master of Science(Agriculture) Nematology, Master of Science (Agriculture).

HPPSC Horticulture Development Officer 2018 HDO Written Examination Details

Syllabus for HPPSC Horticulture Development Officer 2018

General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Grammar and Comprehension
PRINCIPLES OF HORTICULTURE Scope and importance of horticulture – Scenario of horticulture industry in the regional, National and global economy – Area and production – Export and import – Nutritive value of horticultural crops – Horticultural therapy and etc.
PROPAGATION AND NURSERY TECHNIQUES OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS Sexual propagation, principles, advantages and disadvantages – Apomixis, polyembryony, seed dormancy and methods to overcome the dormancy – Factors influencing seed germination – Protrays – Containers – Media – Growing structures – Management of fruit nursery – Asexual propagation and etc.
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS Important phases of growth and development – Definitions, photosynthetic productivity, leaf area index (LAI) – optimum LAI in horticultural crops. Canopy development: Different stages of growth, growth curves and etc.
BREEDING OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS Scope and importance of plant breeding in horticultural crops – Breeding systems and objectives – Plant genetic resources – Modes of reproduction – Mechanisms of pollination control, sterility, and incompatibility – Effect of mating systems.



FUNDAMENTALS OF HORTICULTURE Scope and importance – State, National and Global scenario of horticultural crops – Area and production – Import and export – Nutritive value of horticultural crops – Horticultural zones of Tamil Nadu and India – National and regional agencies involved in the promotion of Horticultural Industry in India (NHB, APEDA and Commodity Boards).
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS Important phases of growth and development – Bearing habits – Classification of horticultural crops based on life cycle – Annual, biennial perennial (woody and herbaceous perennials) – Fruitfulness and unfruitfulness – External and internal factors associated with unfruitfulness – Physiology of flowering.

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PROPAGATION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS Propagation – Definition – Establishment of nursery – Site selection – Tools and implements propagation structures – Mist chamber, phytotron – Humidifiers – Greenhouse – Glasshouse – Poly house – Shade net, glass house, poly tunnels, cold frames and hotbeds, pit nursery – Media and containers – Soil sterilization – Sexual propagation.
MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR HORTICULTURAL CROPS Planning – Layout and management of orchards – Fencing – Windbreaks and shelter beds – Spacing – Planting system – Physical and chemical properties – Soil reaction – acid, saline and alkaline soils – Soil fertility – Essential elements – Functions – Organic manures and inorganic fertilizers.


Importance of post-harvest handling in horticultural crops – Maturity indices – Post-harvest handling methods – Washing – Grading – Waxing – Grades and standards – Methods of packing – Types of containers and their advantages and disadvantages.
Physics Universe-General Scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Science glossary-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication -Heat, light and sound-Atomic and nuclear Physics-Solid State Physics – Spectroscopy- Geophysics – Astronomy and space science.
Chemistry Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases, and salts-Oxidation and reduction- Chemistry of ores and metals-Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides-Biochemistry and biotechnology-Electrochemistry-Polymers and plastics.
Botany Main Concepts of life science-The cell-basic unit of life-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration-Excretion of metabolic waste-Bio- communication.
Zoology Blood and blood circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Genetics the science of heredity-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservation-Human diseases-Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseases- prevention and remedies- Alcoholism and drug abuse-Animals, plants and human life.

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Exam Pattern for HPPSC Horticulture Development Officer HDO 2018

S.No. Exam Type  Name of the Subject No. of Questions Duration of the Test 
1. Objective Type Questions Essential Qualification (Technical Subject) 80 2 Hours
2. General Knowledge of HP 10
3. General Knowledge of National/ Inter-National Level 10

Final selection of a candidate will be made solely on the basis of his/ her performance in the Personality Test, which will be of maximum 100 marks.
The minimum pass marks in personality test are 45 for the candidates of general category and 35 marks for the candidates of reserved categories.
The key of Computer Based Screening Test (objective type) shall be uploaded on the website immediately after the conduct of screening test for calling objections from the candidates.
Three days time from the day of publishing the key (day of publishing the key plus 3 (three) days up to 11:59 P.M. of the last date of receipt of objections after which the link will be disabled) shall be given for inviting objections in the key which shall be submitted only in online mode.

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IDENTITY VERIFICATION for HPPSC Horticulture Development Officer HDO 2018

The original certificates/documents of successful candidates will be verified for which dates will be notified after declaration of result. On the basis of written test, the provisionally qualified candidates will be required to produce original certificates of Essential and Desirable Qualifications along with one set of photocopy, duly attested,
The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the call letter and in the Attendance List. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the Online Examination.

  • Certificates and Mark sheets of qualifying examinations.
  • Aadhar card.
  • Proof of Educational Qualifications.
  • Date of Birth Certificate / S.S.C
  • School Study Certificate
  • Declaration by the Unemployed (For claiming examination fee exemption)
  • No Objection Certificate from Employer (if anywhere employed)

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