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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    KPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer Recruitment
  • Official Website
    www.kpsc.kar.nic.in
  • Exam Dates
    August 2022
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    January 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    March 2022
  • Last Date of Payment of Application Fee
    March 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    August 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    September 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

To successfully apply for the post of Assistant Officer 2022, candidates must be at least 18 years of age. Candidates should hold a bachelor's degree in Horticulture from a university established by law in India. However, some relaxations are provided to candidates belonging to specific categories. Some of the relaxations are mentioned below:

Category Maximum Allowed Age Limit
General 35 years
OBC 38 years
SC/ST 40 years
Category Maximum Allowed Age Limit
Exam Pattern

As mentioned above, the exam consists of two papers: Paper I and II. The total time duration of the test is 3 hours and 15 minutes. All the questions are multiple-choice questions and for each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark. Moreover, for every incorrect answer candidates will be subjected to a deduction of 0.25 marks.

Paper Subject Total Marks Duration
Paper-I General Paper 200 1 hour 15 mins
Paper-II Subject Specific Paper 200 2 hours
- Total 400 3 hours 15 minutes

The questions in both the papers following the topics they will be covering and marks weightage they carry are mentioned below as well.

Paper-I

Sections Total number of questions Total Marks
General Studies 40 80
Humanities 60 120
Total 100 200

Paper-II

Sections Total number of questions Total Marks
Animal Science 40 80
Horticulture Science 30 60
General Mental Ability 30 60
Total 100 200
Syllabus

KPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2022: Syllabus of Paper-I

  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Social Sciences
  • General Mental Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Events- National and International
Paper-II Syllabus

KPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2022: Syllabus of Paper-II

Sections Topics
Scope and Importance of Horticulture and horticultural crops
  • Area and Production
  • Imports and exports
  • Nutritive value of Horticultural crops
  • Agro Climatic Zones of India and Karnataka
Scope of Horticultural development in Karnataka
  • Factors limiting Horticultural crop production such as Climate, Soil, Water, and Drainage
  • Planning, Layout, and Planting of Orchards
  • Fencing
  • Windbreaks
  • Multitier Cropping
  • Intercrops
  • Mulching
Seed and Vegetative Propagation
  • Seed treatment
  • Cutting
  • Layering
  • Grafting
  • Budding
  • Micropropagation
  • Tropical, Subtropical, Temperate, and Arid Zone Horticultural Crops
  • Climate and soil
  • Nutrient water and weed management
  • Use of growth regulators
  • Pre and Post-harvest practices
  • Processing and Preservation
Types of Crops- Fruit, Spice, Plantation, Vegetable, Flower and Medicinal Plants
  • Mango, banana, grapes, citrus, papaya, amla, tamarind and Apple
  • Black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and fennel
  • Coffee, tea, coconut, cocoa, oil palm, cashew, and rubber
  • Tomato, brinjal, chili, Gourds, Pumpkin, Peas, Potato, Beans, Minor Tuber and Carrots
  • Jasmine, rose, tube rose, Crossandra, marigold, China Aster, Aplinia and Tuja
  • Ashwagandha, Coleus, Brahmi, Isabgol, Stevia, Shatavari, Safed Muli, and Noni
Dryland Horticulture and watershed management
  • Introduction to Dryland Horticulture farming
  • Importance of horticultural crops in dryland
  • Watershed management- development planning, land use capability soil, and water conservation
  • Social and farm forestry
  • Forests in India
  • Forest Policy
  • Social Forestry
  • Afforestation on different afforestation programs
  • Farm forestry
  • Irrigation
Special Topics

  1. Organic Farming
  2. Seed science and technology
  3. Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  1. Certification procedure and inspection of organic production of horticulture Use of biofertilizers Composting
  2. Precision farming Types of Seed Seed Multiplication Principles of seed production
  3. Importance of Soil Testing Soil sampling Functions and deficiencies of nutrients Fertilizers Problematic soils

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