TNPSC Recruitment Exam Syllabus 2021| Horticultural Officer & Others Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is going to held recruitment examination in the month of March, 2021 against the recent released notification no. 02/2021, 03/2021 and 04/2021. In this article we have shared the examination pattern, examination syllabus and other important details for those who applied against these notifications. To crack any exam, it is very important to know certain important information about the exam which you may get below. Have a look and stay tuned with Jobqueens.com for more relevant details.

TNPSC Recruitment Exam Syllabus 2021
TNPSC Recruitment Brief

Positions

Horticulture Officer, Agriculture Officer & other posts

No of vacancies

991

Name of organization

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Qualification

Diploma/ degree

Application mode

Online

Employment type

Direct

Last date

4 March, 2021

Exam Pattern

Subject

Questions

Duration

Marks

Assistant Horticulture Officer & Assistant Agriculture Officer

Paper – I: Diploma Standard

200

3 hours

300

Paper- II: General Studies (HSC Standard)

75

2 hours

200

Paper- II: Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)

25

Assistant Director of Horticulture

Paper – I: Horticulture (P.G. Degree Standard)

200

3 hours

300

Paper- II: General studies (Degree standard)

75

2 hours

200

Paper- II: Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)

25

Interview and Records

70

Horticultural Officer

Paper – I: Horticulture (Degree Standard)

200

3 hours

300

Paper- II: General studies (Degree standard)

75

2 hours

200

Paper- II: Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)

25

Interview and Records

70

Agricultural Officer (Extension)

Paper – I: Agriculture (Degree Standard)

200

3 hours

300

Paper- II: General studies (Degree standard)

75

2 hours

200

Paper- II: Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)

25

Interview and Records

70

Written Exam Syllabus: Paper I

Assistant Horticulture Officer

  • Basic Horticulture and Plant Propagation
  • Soil and Fertility, Irrigation and Weed Management
  • Production Technology of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Production Technology of Flower Crops and Landscaping
  • Production Technology of Spices, Plantation Crops, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Insect Pest and Diseases of Horticultural Crops And Their Management
  • Post-Harvest Handling and Value Addition Of Horticultural Crops
  • Livestock Management and Poultry Production
  • Commercial Agriculture
  • Farm Management, Marketing and Extension Education

Assistant Agriculture Officer

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

Assistant Director of Horticulture

  • Principles of Horticulture
  • Propagation and Nursery Techniques of Horticultural Crops
  • Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops
  • Breeding of Horticultural Crops
  • Production Technology of Fruit Crops
  • Production Technology of Vegetable Crops
  • Production Technology of Commercial Flower Crops and Landscaping
  • Production Technology of Spices and Plantation Crops
  • Production Technology of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Post- Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

Horticultural Officer

  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops
  • Propagation of Horticultural Crops
  • Management Techniques for Horticultural Crops
  • Production Technology of Fruit Crops
  • Production Technology of Vegetable Crops
  • Floriculture & Landscape Gardening
  • Production Technology of Spices and Plantation Crops
  • Production Technology of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Post- Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

Agricultural Officer (Extension)

  • Importance of Agriculture
  • Fundamentals of Crop Production
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Crop Management & Allied Agricultural Activities
  • Crop Improvement
  • Seed Science and Technology
  • Crop Protection Principles and Practices
  • Farm Business and Finance Management
  • Agricultural Marketing and Market Intelligence
  • Agricultural Extension: Principles and Methods

Written Exam Syllabus: Paper II

Assistant Horticulture Officer

General Science:

  • Physics: Nature of Universe-General Scientific laws-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Magnetism, electricity and electronics -Heat, light and sound.
  • Chemistry-Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.
  • Botany-Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics Respiration.
  • Zoology-Blood and blood circulation-Reproductive system-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases – prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.

Current Events

  • History-Latest diary of events-national - National symbols - Profile of States-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors - Awards & honors’-India and its neighbours
  • Political Science-1. Problems in conduct of public elections-2. Political parties and political system in India-3. Public awareness & General administration-4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
  • Geography: Geographical landmarks
  • Economics Current socio-economic problems
  • Science-Latest inventions on science & technology

Geography

  • Earth and Universe
  • Solar system
  • Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate
  • Water resources- rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources
  • Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern
  • Transport including surface transport & communication
  • Social geography – population-density and distribution
  • Natural calamities
  • Disaster Management.

History And Culture Of India And Tamil Nadu

Indus valley civilization-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-India since independenceCharacteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.

Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India
  • Preamble to the constitution
  • Salient features of constitution
  • Union, state and territory
  • Citizenship-rights amend duties
  • Fundamental rights
  • Fundamental duties
  • Human rights charter
  • Union legislature
  • Parliament
  • State executive
  • State Legislature – assembly
  • Local government – panchayat raj Tamil Nadu
  • Judiciary in India –Rule of law/Due process of law
  • Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIII- Corruption in public life
  • Anti-corruption measures – CVC, Lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG
  • Right to information
  • Empowerment of women
  • Consumer protection forms.

Indian Economy

  • Nature of Indian economy
  • Five-year plan models-an assessment
  • Land reforms & agriculture
  • Application of science in agriculture
  • Industrial growth-Rural welfare-oriented programmers
  • Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

Indian National Movement

  • National renaissance
  • Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Different modes of agitations
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (Sslc Standard)

  • Conversion of information to data
  • Collection, compilation and presentation of data - Tables, graphs, diagrams
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Simplification-Percentage
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  • Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple interest
  • Compound interest
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Time and Work
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Dice
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alpha numeric Reasoning
  • Number Series.

Assistant Agriculture Officer

Assistant Director of Horticulture

General Science

  • Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper - Power of Reasoning - Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning - Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future
  • Nature of Universe - General Scientific Laws – Mechanics - Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy - Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications
  • Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides
  • Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases
  • Environment and Ecology

Current Events

  • History - Latest diary of events - National symbols - Profile of States - Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports - Books and authors
  • Polity - Political parties and political system in India - Public awareness and General administration - Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems
  • Geography - Geographical landmarks
  • Economics - Current socio - economic issues
  • Science - Latest inventions in Science and Technology

Geography of India

  • Transport - Communication
  • Location – Physical features - Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate - Water resources - Rivers in India - Soil, minerals and natural resources - Forest and wildlife - Agricultural pattern
  • Social geography – Population density and distribution - Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes
  • Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy

History and Culture of India

  • Indus valley civilization - Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas - Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms - South Indian history.
  • Change and Continuity in the Socio - Cultural History of India.
  • Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.
  • India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.

Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India - Preamble to the Constitution - Salient features of the Constitution - Union, State and Union Territory.
  • Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.
  • Spirit of Federalism: Centre - State Relationships.
  • Election - Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  • Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and LokAyukta - Right to Information - Empowerment of women - Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter
  • Indian Economy
  • Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models - an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
  • Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy - Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments - Goods and Services Tax.
  • Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture - Application of Science and Technology in agriculture - Industrial growth - Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.

Indian National Movement

  • National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule - Indian National Congress - Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose and others.
  • Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
  • Communalism and partition.

History, Culture, Heritage and Socio - Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

  • History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times
  • Thirukkural
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - Early agitations against British Rule - Role of women in freedom struggle.
  • Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu - Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism - Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.

Development Administration in Tamil Nadu 

  • Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio - Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
  • Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources - Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio - economic development of Tamil Nadu.
  • Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio - Economic development.
  • Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  • Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
  • Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  • e-governance in Tamil Nadu.

Aptitude And Mental Ability

  • Simplification – Percentage - Highest Common Factor (HCF) - Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Simple interest - Compound interest - Area - Volume - Time and Work.
  • Logical Reasoning - Puzzles-Dice - Visual Reasoning - Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series

Horticultural Officer

Agricultural Officer (Extension)

Written Exam Dates

Assistant Horticulture Officer

Paper – I (Subject Paper)

17 March, 2021

Paper – II (General Studies)

Assistant Agriculture Officer

Paper – I (Subject Paper)

17 March, 2021

Paper – II (General Studies)

Assistant Director of Horticulture

Paper – I (Subject Paper)

18 March, 2021

Paper – II (General Studies)

19 March, 2021

Horticultural Officer

Paper – I (Subject Paper)

18 March, 2021

Paper – II (General Studies)

Agricultural Officer (Extension)

Paper – I (Subject Paper)

18 March, 2021

Paper – II (General Studies)

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