RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2020 AO & ARO Exam Pattern

RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2020 is discussed here, check RPSC Agriculture Research Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020 at pdf. The given RPSC AO Syllabus 2020 are listed in every vacancy wise written exam, check the complete details of RPSC ARO Exam Pattern along with Exam Centre, Exam Date / Centers List, Call Letter, Selection Process and Exam Scheme in below page.

RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2020 AO & ARO

Rajasthan Public Service Commission has organized the recruitment for Agriculture Officer & Agriculture Research Officer to fill 87 vacancies. The application starts from 24 January 2020 to 12 February 2020, interested candidates can apply this job after verifying their eligibility criteria, age limit, education qualification, application fee, category wise vacancies here to avoid confusion. Check all the latest updates through Careers Pages Postal.
RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2020 AO & ARO Exam Pattern

Summary of the RPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2020
Exam TypeWritten Exam
Exam OrganizerRajasthan Public Service Commission
Exam LevelRajasthan
Name of the PostsAgriculture Officer & Agriculture Research Officer
No of Vacancies240
Page DetailsSyllabus & Exam Pattern
Official Addresshttps://mahampsc.mahaonline.gov.in/

RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2020 – AO & ARO

Check the given syllabus and exam pattern of RPSC Agriculture Officer recruitment 2020 for improve your preparation. To use the syllabus everyone can increase their studies and cover the all the topics mentioned by the official board. The Hindi, General Studies, General Knowledge, Elementary Maths & English Language & Rural India topics are used to complete the studies.


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.

Rajasthan Agricultural Officer Exam Pattern
1Paper IGeneral Hindi601802 Hours
General Knowledge60180
2Paper IIAgriculture1203602 Hours

RPSC Agriculture Research Officer (ARO) Syllabus & Exam Pattern


  • 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 Management
  • 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. NoExam TypeName of the subjectQuestions MarksExam Duration
1Written ExamPlant Pathology1001002 Hours
4Agriculture Botany

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