APPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

APPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

APPSC Agriculture Officer Exam Pattern

S.No Exam name No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Screen Test
Written Examination
 2. PaperI: General Studies and Mental Ability 150 150 150
Paper II: Agriculture (Degree Level) 150 300 150
Total Marks  450

Note: There will be 0.3 negative marking for every Wrong answer.

APPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus – General Studies and Mental Ability

  • Current affairs – international, national and regional.
  • Sustainable development and Environmental protection.
  • Social- economic and political history of modern india with emphases on Indian national movement.
  • Indian Polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives.
  • Data analysis: tabulation of data, basic data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Geography of india with focus on Andhra Pradesh,
  • Disaster Management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of disaster.
  • Economic development in india since indepencdence.
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability, and data interpretation.
  • Events of national and international importance.
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economics, Social, Cultural, political and legal implications/problems etc.
  • General science and its applications to the day to day life contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology.

Andhra Pradesh PSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus – Agriculture 

  • Basic elements of crop production.
  • Soil science and Agriculture chemistry.
  • Field Crops(Rabi)
  • Weed management   Weeds.
  • Field Crops(Kharif)
  • Organic Farming.
  • Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Principles of Plant Breeding.
  • Water Management including Micro Irrigation.
  • Principles of Plant Biotechnology.
  • Soil chemistry, soil fertility and nutrient management.
  • Entomology insect morphology and systematics.
  • Insects ecology and integrated pest Management including Beneficial insects.
  • Pests of Field Crops and Stored Grain and their Management.
  • Principles of Seed Technology.
  • Principles of Agriculture Economics.
  • Agriculture Marketing, Trade, and Prices.