Punjab PSC Recruitment 2016 for Agriculture Development Officer

PPSC Recruitment 2016 for Agriculture Development Officer

Punjab Public Service Commission
Baradari Garden,
Patiala-147001,
Website : http://ppsc.gov.in.

The Punjab Public Service Commission invites Online Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to 141 Posts of Agriculture Development Officer (Group-A) in the Department of Agriculture, Government of Punjab.

1. The number of vacancies to be filled for the Posts of Agriculture Development Officer (Group-A) :

Sr.No.Category Code Name of Category No of Post
1 71 General 71
2 72/73 ESM/LDESM, Punjab 10
3 74 Freedom Fighter, Punjab. 02
4 75 Sports Person, Punjab. 02
5 76Physically Handicapped, Punjab
Visually Impaired - 76-A - 01
Hearing Impaired - 76-B - 01
Orthopedically Disabled - 76-C - 02
04
6 77 S.C. Others, Punjab 14
7 78/79 S.C. ESM/LDESM, Punjab 03
8 81 Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh, Punjab 14
9 82/83 Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh ESM/LDESM, Punjab 03
10 84 Balmiki/ Mazhbi Sikh Sports Person, Punjab01
11 85 Backward Classes, Punjab 14
12 86/87 B.C. ESM/LDESM, Punjab. 03
Total 141*

*Note : The number of posts is liable to alteration without any notice.

2. Punjab PSC Pay Scale : Rupee15600-39100 + 5400/- Grade Pay

Regarding drawing the pay of the appointed candidate, as per Notification No.7/204/2012-4FP1/66, Dated 15/01/2015 Government of Punjab Department of Finance (Finance Personnel-I Branch) Chandigarh and Notification No. 1/62016-4P.P.1/834680/1 dated 07/09/2016 Government of Punjab Department of Personnel (Personnel Policies-1 Branch), Chandigarh fixed emolument equal to Minimum of the Pay Band without any Grade Pay or any allowance will be paid during the probation period of three years. It is also clear that Annual increment or any other allowance except travelling allowance will not be paid during the probation period of three years.

3. PPSC Agriculture Development Officer Essential Qualifications :

  1. Should possess degree in B.Sc.(Agriculture) (with minimum Sixty percent marks), from a recognized University or Institution. Provided that Preference shall be given to a person, who possesses a degree in M.Sc.(Agriculture), from a recognized University or Institution.
  2. Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent standard.

Important Note for Punjab PSC Recruitment 2016 : The candidates MUST possess the requisite qualification before or by 17th January, 2017 (i.e. The Last date of submission of Online Application Forms.)

4. Punjab PSC Age Limit for Agriculture Development Officer Post 2016 :

  1. Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 01-01-2017.
  2. Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 45 years for all States/Central Government employees.
  3. The Upper age limit is relaxed upto 42 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab.
  4. Ex-servicemen of Punjab Domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in the Armed Forces of Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.
  5. Upper age limit is also relaxable upto 42 years for Widows, Divorcees and certain other Categories of Women.
  6. Upper age limit is also relaxed upto 47 years for Physically Handicapped of Punjab.

5. Punjab PSC Competitive Examination 2016 :

The details of Competitive examination are as follows :

  1. This is for information of the candidates who have applied for the posts of Agriculture Development Officer (Group-A) in the Department of Agriculture, Government of Punjab that a competitive exam for recruitment to these posts shall be conducted. The date and time of competitive exam will be uploaded on the website shortly.
  2. The scheme of the examination process shall be as under :
    • Competitive Exam (Objective Type) – 300 Marks
    • Interview – 40 Marks
    • Grand Total – 340 Marks
  3. Punjab PSC examination centre(s) shall be in Patiala and information of the same shall be mentioned on Admit Cards of all candidates. Details regarding the Admit cards shall be given shortly on the website of the Commission.
  4. All candidates who have applied for ibid posts have been declared “provisionally eligible” for appearing in the competitive exam.
  5. The scrutiny of application forms shall be done after the conduct of exam. During the process of scrutiny, the application forms and other relevant documents, certificates, etc of the candidates shall be examined to determine their eligibility as on the last date of submission of online application forms.
  6. Thereafter, candidates not more than three times the number of posts (in their order of merit) shall be short-listed for appearing in the interview. However, this number shall be subject to variation if two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get equal marks, then all of them shall be considered for appearing in the interview (subject to eligibility), warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.
  7. The salient features of the written competitive exam shall be as follows :-
    1. The exam will consist of 100 objective type multiple choice questions.
    2. The standard of questions would be to test the knowledge and general awareness as is expected of a person who has attained education at least up to graduation level.
    3. The duration of exam will be two hours.
    4. All questions will carry equal marks (three marks each).
    5. There will be no negative marking.

6. Syllabus of PPSC Agriculture Development Officer Written Examination for the posts of Agriculture Development Officer is as under (B.Sc. (Agriculture) level ) :

  1. Agro-climatology
  2. Floriculture and Landscaping
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Microbiology
  5. Agronomy
  6. Agrochemicals
  7. Soil Science
  8. Elements of Vegetable Growing
  9. Agriculture Engineering & Land Surveying
  10. Basic Botany
  11. Field Crops
  12. Manures & Fertilizers
  13. Agriculture Economics
  14. Soil & water Management
  15. Horticulture (Pomology)
  16. Plant Pathology
  17. Crop Botany
  18. Agriculture Entomology
  19. Entomology
  20. Agronomy Soil Science/ Pomology
  21. Agriculture Extension
  22. Farm Management and Production Economics

7. Nationality :
A candidate shall be a :

  1. Citizen of India; or
  2. Citizen of Nepal; or
  3. Subject of Bhutan; or
  4. Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or.
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India; Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.

8. Submission of Punjab PSC Application Forms :

1. The candidates can ONLY apply by filling Online Application Form, a link of which is available on the website of the Commission http://ppsc.gov.in wef 28th December, 2016 No other mode of application will be accepted.

  1. To make new registration for applying for the post : 17th January, 2017 by 11:59 P.M.
  2. To deposit the Application fees by system generated Bank Challan Form : 24th January, 2017 [During Banking Hours]
  3. To take print of duly filled Online Application Form (after depositing the Application Fees) and to submit the Hard Copy of duly filled Online Application Form alongwith copy of self attested certificates and Challan Form (PPSC Copy only) : 31st January, 2017 by 05:00 P.M.

2. The Printout of the Duly Filled Online Application Form Alongwith Copy of Bank Challan and Relevant Documents Must Reach {By Speed Post/By Hand}
In The Office of Secretary,
Punjab Public Service Commission,
Baradari Gardens,
Patiala-147001.
At the Latest by 5.00 P.M. Before or by 31st January, 2017.

9. Punjab PSC Application and Examination Fee :

1. The candidates are required to pay the Application fee as per Government Letter No. 10/20/2007-3PP3/97751/1 dated 17-9-2013 as mentioned below :

Name of Category Online Application Charges Examination Fee Total
Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab State only.Rupee500/- Rupee625/- 1125/-
Ex-Servicemen of Punjab state only. Rupee500/- No Fee to be Paid 500/-
All Others Categories (including Lineal Descendent of Ex-servicemen, Punjab)Rupee500/- Rupee2500/- 3000/-
Physically Handicapped, Punjab State only. Rupee500/- Rupee1250/- 1750/-

2. The candidates entitled to fee concession/exemption MUST submit with their Application Form, a self attested copy of the certificate certifying their claim for fee concession/exemption. Candidates who do not submit such a certificate shall not be entitled to fee concession/exemption under any circumstances.

3. Punjab PSC Application fee MUST be submitted through any Branch of State Bank of Patiala only. Candidate should carefully fill the details in the Online Application Form and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the Online Application Format. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” Button, candidates are advised to verify every detail filled in the application. After submitting the online application form, the candidate should take a printout of the system generated Bank challan. No Change/Edit will be allowed after Submitting the Application Form. The application fee is non-refundable.

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