UKSSC AAO Syllabus 2023, Exam Date 2023 – AgriBooks

UKSSSC AAO Syllabus 2023

The UKSSC (Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission) conducts an examination for the recruitment of Assistant Agriculture Officer (AAO) 2023 in the state of Uttarakhand. The UKSSSC AAO 2023 exam is a competitive examination that typically consists of multiple-choice questions. Candidates who pass the exam are eligible for appointment as Assistant Agriculture Officers in the state of Uttarakhand.

UKSSSC AAO Syllabus for Agriculture

UNIT-I

Definition and scope of Agronomy, Classification of field Crops, general principles of Crop production: Climate, soil, soil preparation, seed and sowing, tillage, water management, nutrient management, plant protection management, harvesting, threshing, and storage, mixed and inter-cropping, manure and fertilizers, cultivation of common crops- Cereal Crops: Wheat, Barley, Oat: oilseed Crops: Rapeseed and mustard Linseed, Sunflower; Pulse crops: Chickpea, field pea, Lentil, Rajmah, Fodder Crops: Oat, Berseem, Lucerne; Cash Crops: Potato, sugarcane, recommended varieties, seed rate, time and method of sowing, irrigation, manure and fertilizer, weed controls, insect-pests and diseases, harvesting, processing, and yield. Soilsorigin and classification loam, silt, clay, sandy loam, physical and chemical properties of soil. Use of fertilizers, essential nutrients- nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, organic and inorganic fertilizers and their effects on crops and soil, FYM and green manuring, the water requirement of crops, measurement of water discharge, prevention of loss of water, different methods of irrigation – flooding, basin method, border /strip method, sprinkler, and Drip irrigation. The disadvantage of excess moisture is the prevention of the formation of acidic and alkaline soils and their management.

UNIT -II

Study of horticultural crops including recommended varieties and their main features. suitability for different regions, time and method of sowing, manure and fertilizer, irrigation, diseases and pests, and their control. major vegetables like Potato, Brinjal, chilies, tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage, knol khol, Onion, Watermelon, Okra, Radish, Carrot and Pea, cucurbits, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, muskmelon, ridge gourd, root crops-carrot, radish sweet potato, turnip, fruits vegetables-tomato, brinjal, botanical Classification of vegetables and fruits, pruning and training of fruit plants, Unfruitfulness, Fruit drop, Polyembryony, Parthenocarpy, and incompatibility. Practices involved in the production of fruits: Mango, Guava, Kagzi lime, Banana, Grape, Litchi, Papaya, Loquat, Aonla, Ber, Jack Fruit, Apple, Pear, and Peach, Production techniques of plantation crops: Coconut, Cashew nut, Tea Coffee and coca

UNIT-III

Type of iron and steel, wood, plastic, and tin used in agricultural implements and their forms & properties. Study of different types of ploughs-indigenous, chisel, rotary, and disc plough, their management & cost, selection of prime movers, water lifting devices; discharge, command area, cost of different systems; soil preparation, methods of ploughing, need for tillage, kinds of tillage, mechanical Power transmission through belts, pullies and gears, EC engine and its components. Classification of tractors, Elementary knowledge about main components of tractor and their functions such as steering, clutches, transmission gears, differential, and final drive, Introductory agricultural economics-meaning and scope, Production – meaning, factors of production such as land, labor, capital, and management, properties of a factor of production; law of returns; intensive and extensive agriculture, the law of demand, relative prices and standard of living; Cooperation – meaning, principles of cooperation, land development banks: Agriculture-place in Five Year Plans; Extension Education, Extension Teaching and Learning. Extension and Rural Development Programmes: Including T and V system, National Demonstration, IRDP, Jawahar Rojgar Yojana.

UNIT-IV

Study of major breeds of cow, buffalo, goat, sheep, poultry, and Pig; Physiology and anatomy of cow and buffalo; characteristics of good milch cow and buffalo, bulls and bullocks. Care and management of the pregnant cow, poultry management. Principles of the feeding of various classes of livestock and poultry. Clean milk production and maintenance of hygiene. Common medicines and vaccines used in treatment/prevention and control of animal diseases; handling of animals for treatment; castration. Operation flood, Milk and Milk products, Identification of Adult rated. milk. Importance of farm’s livestock and poultry in agriculture and Indian economy, Pathogenesis disease and vaccination. The antigens, antibiotics, antiseptics, disinfectants, The milk, and its synthesis in mammary glands. Composition of milk of different species and colostrum. Details Composition and physio-chemical properties of cow and buffalo’s milk. Factors affecting the quantity and chemical composition of milk. Chemistry of milk constituents viz. lactose, fat, protein, enzymes and vitamins, preservatives and adulterants of milk. Chemical changes occur during the storage of milk. Classification of common feeds and fodders, low-cost balanced feeds. Evaluation of energy and protein value of feed. Processing methods of animal feedstuff. Processing of milk for filtration, clarification, back to fumigation, standardization, homogenization, cream separation-centrifugation. Indigenous milk products paneer, chhana, ghee, khoa, dahi. Other milk products- cream, butter, ice cream, condensed milk, milk powder, cheese, dairy by-products.

UNIT-V

Mendel’s Law of heredity, Chromosomal theory of inheritance, meiosis, and mitosis, Linkage and crossing – types, mechanism and significance, Nucleic acid as genetic material structure, replication, genetic code and translation, Mutation – spontaneous and induced, Sex chromosomes and its determination in man and drosophila, sex-linked characters. Mean as measures of central tendency-Mean, Median, Mode, Geometric Mean, Harmonic Mean, Weighted Range, Quartile Deviation, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Coefficient of variation. Chemistry of Carbohydrates- Glucose, fructose, Galactose, Sucrose, Lactose, Maltose, Starch, Cellulose. Ammo acids, Lipids, and fatty acids. Vitamin Riboflavin and Nicotinic acid, Plant growth substances, photoperiodism and Vernalization, Insect Anatomy: Digestive, Excretory, Reproductive, Circulatory, Respiratory and Nervous systems of grasshopper, General introduction to Phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, Mode of reproduction in crop plants in relation to breeding techniques. Genetic consequences of self and cross-pollinated crops. Plant Introduction and exploration, Breeding self-pollinated crops, population improvement, Mass selection, recurrent selection. Breeding cross-pollinated crops mass selection, pedigree, bulk, and back cross methods. Classification of plant diseases according to cause and occurrence. Plant Pathogens: Fungi (Albugo. Erysiphe, Ustilago, Claviceps, and Puccinia. Diagnostic characters of the following genera: Phytophthora, Peronospora, Sclerospora, Ustilago, Sphacelotheca, Tolyposporium, Melampsora, Alternaria, Cercospora, Fusarium, Helminthosporium, pyricularia, Rhizoctonia and Colletotrichum. Preliminary knowledge of hazards related to pesticide use, MRL, ADI, and Mammalian Safety Ratio.The basic concept of Integrated Pest Management.

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Exam Date of UKSSC AAO Recruitment 2023

The recruitment exam of AAO conducted by UKSSC on April 23rd, 2023 is a highly important event for candidates who are looking for a career in the public service sector, particularly in the field of Agriculture. The AAO position is a highly respected and responsible role within the state’s Agriculture department and the recruitment process is rigorous and competitive. Candidates are urged to prepare well and familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the exam to ensure a successful outcome.

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