PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 Notification, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022

Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) released a notification for the recruitment of an Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) (Group-A) in the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department of the Punjab Government on the official website of PPSC https://www.ppsc.gov.in/ on 09 December 2022. Punjab Public Service Commission released a notification for ADO. Total Posts, Important dates, and eligibility for PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 are mentioned below:

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 Overview

Name of Organisation

Punjab Public Service Commision (PPSC)

Name of Post

Agriculture Developement Officer (ADO)

Total Vacancies


Intial Salary for PPSC ADO


Type of Vacancy

Punjab Government Job

Application Date Start for

09 December 2022

Last Date for Application

29 December 2022

Mode of Application


Official Website


Join Telegram for Job Info

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 – Important Dates

Application Start

09 December 2022

Last Date for Application

29 Dec 2022

Exam Date for PPSC ADO 2022

To be notified

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 – Vacancy Detail

Punjab Public Service Commission has released 200 vacancies for Agriculture Development Officer (Group A) ADO Recruitment.

The total number of vacancies is classified according to the category below:

General: 78
General Economically Weaker Section: 78
Ex-Serviceman/LDESM: 20
Freedom Fighter: 02
Sports Person: 04
Person with Disability (Blind and Low Vision: 02, Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 02, Locomotive Disability: 02, Intellectual Disability/Multiple Disabilities: 02)
Scheduled Castes: 20
SC Sports Person: 01
Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikh: 20
Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikh ESM/LDESM: 04
Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikh Sports Person: 01
Backward Class: 20
Backward Classes Ex-Serviceman/LDESM: 04

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 – Qualification, Eligibility, and Age Limit 

Students those are graduated with B.Sc. Agriculture is eligible for PPSC ADO recruitment in 2022. Students must have passed Matric or its equivalent standard in the Punjabi language. Students who apply for Punjab ADO must possess the requisite graduation qualification before or by 29/12/2022.
Age Limit for PPSC ADO Recruitment: Minimum age for Punjab ADO recruitment 2022 is 18 Years and the Maximum Age is 37.

  • The upper age relaxation for Punjab Government employees is 45 years
  • The upper age relaxation for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes is 42 years
  • The upper age relaxation for widows, divorcees, and certain other categories of women is 42 years
  • The upper age relaxation for “Persons with Disability is 47 years”

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 – Online Application Fee

  • Ex-Serviceman, Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Persons with Disabilities (PWD), and Lineal Descendents of Ex-Serviceman (LDESM) of Punjab State:  ₹ 500/-
  • SC/ST and Backward Classes of Punjab State: ₹ 500/- (Online Application Fee), ₹ 250/- (Examination Fee)
  • All other categories: ₹ 500/- (Online Application Fee), ₹ 1000/- (Examination Fee)

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 – Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern for PPSC ADO 2022 will be divided into section

A. Written Competitive Exams (MCQs): In this part, there will be a total of 120 Multiple Type Questions with a total mark of 480. The Question Paper will be in the English language. Each question carries 4 (four) marks and, for each correct answer candidate will get 4 (four) marks. There will be a Negative Marking (One Mark for each question) in the written examination for questions wrongly answered i.e. for each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score. Section A will be divided into two parts Part A Questions from the Subject, and Part B: Questions from General Knowledge Questions) & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude

  • Part A will carry a total of 100 questions with 400 marks
  • Part B will carry a total of 20 questions with 80 marks

B. Interview: it is interview-based recruitment. the interview will be carried a total of 60 marks.

PPSC ADO Recruitment 2022 – Exam Syllabus

Part-A (Subject)

Basic knowledge of Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Breeding, Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Extension Education. Growth and development of crops; weather and climate; crop classification. Farm tools and implements. Calculations on seed rate, plant population, fertilizer, herbicide, irrigation requirement, land measurements, etc. Technologies for improved cultural practices for different field crops starting from seeding to grain maturation. Field preparation, sowing methods, time of sowing, etc. Efficient management practices for tillage, fertilization, irrigation and drainage, weed control, nutrient recycling, mulches, and crop residue management; crop rotation, multiple cropping, mixed cropping, and intercropping. Crop diversification, precision agriculture, integrated farming system, organic farming, and sustainable agriculture. Seed production of different field crops. Integrated disease and pest management in field crops.

Part-B General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability

(a) General Knowledge & Current affairs
General Knowledge and Current affairs of National and International importance including:
(i) Economic issues.
(ii) Polity issues.
(iii) Environment issues.
(iv) Geography.
(v) Science and Technology.
(vi) Any other current issues.
(vii) (a) History of India with special reference to the Indian freedom struggle movement.
(b) History of Punjab- 14th century onwards.

(b) Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude.
(i) Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability.
(ii) Basic numerical skills, numbers, magnitudes, percentages, and numerical relation appreciation.
(iii) Data analysis, Graphic presentation charts, tables, and spreadsheets.

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