OPSC Exam Syllabus 2019 For Assistant Horticulture Officer (AHO): Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Assistant Horticulture Officer in class-II of Group-B recruitment exam pattern and syllabus. The selection of candidates for recruitment to the post shall be made on the basis of written test and interview. Candidates must download the details syllabus and written examination pattern.
OPSC AHO Exam Pattern 2019
Name of The Post: Assistant Horticulture Officer (AHO)
Online Form Submission Starts: 28th May 2019
- Written Test:- It shall consist of one paper with Objective type MCQ pattern questions. The paper shall be of 200 (two hundred) marks with 200 questions each carrying one mark.
- The duration shall be of three (3) hours.
- There shall be NO negative marking for wrong answers.
- The interview shall consist of 25 (twenty-five) marks.
OPSC AHO Syllabus 2019
Plant propagation and nursery management: Importance of plant propagation, sexual & asexual method of plant propagation, advantages, disadvantages, detail about grafting, layering, budding, cutting, tissue culture, propagation through specialised plant part, incompatibility, polyembryony, apomixes, parthenocarpy, root stocks, anatomical studies on rooting, scion, graft union, use of PGR, propagation method of horticultural crops, plant propagating structure, media preparation, nursery act, registration, insect pest & disease control of nursery plants, Hi-tech nurseries.
Fruit crops: Importance of fruits classification of fruits, area, production, export, marketing, storage, fruit growing zones of fruit crops, agro-climatic zones & suitable fruits for tropical, subtropical & wasteland areas, soil, climate, varieties planting, cultural practices, irrigation, nutrition, weed management plant protection, harvesting, yield, storage, processing, Physiological disorders, insect, pest, diseases management, Post-harvest technology, training, pruning, unfruitfulness of fruits of important fruit crops such as mango, Banana, citrus fruits, Pine-apple, Guava, Citrus, Papaya, Sapota, Bael, Ber, Jack fruit, Pomegranate, Litchi, Jamun, bael, Custard apple, aonla etc.
Plantation crops: Importance, scope, area, production, marketing, processing & cultivation practices of important plantation crops like coconut, areca nut, Oil palm, Palmyrah palm, Cocoa, coffee, tea, rubber, date palm in relation to soil, climate, varieties, plant protection, soil & water management, processing packaging, grading, value addition.
Vegetable crops: Area, production, importance, productivity, export, value addition, off-season cultivation, green house cultivation, organic fanning, seed production, certification, value addition, storage of vegetable & cultivation of important, tropical, subtropical, temperate, underexploited, perennial vegetable crops in relation to soil, climate, varieties, hybrid, seed rate, spacing, fertiliser dose, physiological disorders, plant protection, harvesting storage, processing, important varieties, vegetable garden etc.
Spices, Condiments, Medicinal plants: History scope, area, production, marketing, export, value addition, processing, storage of important spices, condiments & medicinal plants. Cultivation practices of important spices, condiments and medicinal plants with relation to soil, climate, variety, spacing, fertilisers, plant protection, harvesting & marketing, processing etc. Uses of important spices, condiments & medicinal plants.
Ornamental horticulture: History, definition, scope, importance, marketing, export, aesthetic value, floriculture industry, industrial importance, open cultivation, protected cultivation, packaging, marketing, storage of important commercial flowers, Ornamental trees, climbers, shrubs, herbs, loose flowers, foliage plants, house plants, orchids, cut flowers, different types of garden, parks, gardens features, Bonsai, terrace garden, flower arrangement, bio aesthetic planting, landscape architecture, commercial cultivation of important cut flower crops, lawn & its maintenance, protected cultivation of important flowers & foliage plants.
Related subjects: Precision farming, protected cultivation, drip and sprinkler irrigation, Fertigation, post harvesting technology of horticultural crops, nutrient management, INM, important insect, pest and diseases of horticultural crops, water management, soil management, use of PGR, organic fanning and certification, leaf analysis, genetic Engineering, bio-control, different cropping pattern, crop rotation, farming system research, weed management, water management, soil management, seed production, organic farming, protected cultivation, respiration, transpiration, photosynthesis, biotic & abiotic stress management, dormancy, growth and development, horticulture entrepreneurship.
Agro meteorology: Agro climate zones of India & Odisha, Agroecology for horticultural crops, Weather & climate, Weather parameters and crop environment, Weather forecasting, Climate change, vulnerability and risks, Climate resilience and climate-smart practices.
Soil and nutrition: Soil of Odisha, problematic soils and their management, essential plant nutrients, crop growth, manures and fertilisers, integrated nutrient management for horticultural crop, nutrient use efficiency.
Water management: Water resources of Odisha, Irrigation development, Soil-plant water relation, Water I requirement and irrigation efficiencies, Irrigation scheduling, methods & irrigation, micro-irrigation & water use efficiencies, Irrigation water quality, stress management.
Weed management: Weeds competition & allelopathy, crop-weed association, weed prevention eradication and control, integrated weed management, herbicides and their uses selectivity and environmental impacts.
Dryland farming: Rained and dry land horticulture, drought management, Contingent planning, soil moisture conservation, water harvesting & recycling, watershed management, conservation farming! horticulture,
Integrated Fanning System: Fanning system and horticulture, Integrated farming system models (horticultural based), farm machineries & equipment for horticulture, tillage & tillage implements.
Seed technology: Seed quality, seed dormancy, seed production certification storage etc.
Economics: Cost of cultivation of horticultural crops, Entrepreneurship in horticulture, Agribusiness management, marketing.
Statistics: Basic statistical principles, data collection compilation & presentation.
Plant Protection: IPM, biological control, important insect pest, diseases and nematodes of horticultural crops.
A number of multiple choice questions to be prepared:
- Plant propagation and nursery management: 20
- Fruit crops: 20
- Plantation crops: 20
- 4. Vegetable crops: 20
- 5. Spices, Condiments, Medicinal plants: 20
- Ornamental horticulture: 20
- 7. Related subjects: 30
- 8. Agro meteorology: 05
- 9. Soil and nutrition: 05
- 10. Water management: 05
- II. Weed management: 05
- 12. DIY land farming: 05
- Integrated Farming System: 05
- 14. Seed technology: 05
- Economics: 05
- 1 Statistics: 05
- 17. Plant Protection: 05
Total Marks: 200
Download AHO Syllabus Download [PDF]
Sarkari Live Info
[ Sarkari Result ] [ Sarkari Exam ] [ Sarkari Naukri ] [ Sarkari Naukri Result ] [Sarkari Result in Hindi ] [ Sarkari Exam Result ] [Sarkari Job | Sarkari Work ] [Sarkari Update ]
[ Rojgar Result ] [ Mazi Nokri Com]
[ Sarkari Naukari Com ] [ Sarkar Result ] [ সরকারি চাকরি ] [सरकारी रिजल्ट ]