RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2024 Download the PDF Here

RPSC releases updated syllabus and exam format for the Agriculture Officer exam, focusing on Rajasthan's history, art, and geography, download the syllabus here.

by V Gomala

Updated May 25, 2024

RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2024 Download the PDF Here

RPSC Agriculture Officer Syllabus 2024

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) put out new information on its website about what will be on the Agriculture Officer exam. They updated what subjects will be covered and how the exam will be structured. The questions will be about the history, art, and geography of Rajasthan. Candidates need to know this information, as well as how the exam will be set up, to prepare properly. They should check the syllabus to make sure they study the right things for the exam.


(General Knowledge of Rajasthan)


Historical Rajasthan :- Pre and Proto-historical sites of Rajasthan. Important historical centers of early Christian Era. Prominent rulers of major Rajput dynasties of Rajasthan and their achievements & contributions – Guhilas- Sisodiyas,Chauhans, Rathores and Kachchawas.

Emergence of Modern Rajasthan: Agents of Social Awakening in Rajasthan during 19th and 20th Centuries. Political Awakening: role of newspapers and political institutions. Praja Mandal movement in various princely states in 20th century. Integration of Rajasthan.

Art of Rajasthan: Architectural tradition of Rajasthan-temples, fort and palaces from ancient to modern period ; Various schools of paintings which developed during medieval period; Classical Music and Classical Dance, Folk Music & Instruments; Folk Dances & Drama.

Language & Literature: Dialects of Rajasthani Language, Literature of Rajasthani language and Folk literature. 

Religious Life: Religious communities, Saints and Sects in Rajasthan. Folk deities of Rajasthan.

Social Life in Rajasthan: Fairs and festivals; Social customs and traditions; attires and ornaments.

Geography of Rajasthan :- Broad physical features- Mountains, Plateaus, Plains & Desert; Major Climatic types; Major rivers and lakes; Major forest types and distribution; Population growth, Density and Distribution; Desertification, Droughts & Floods; Environmental pollution and Ecological concerns.




Agro-climatic zones of India and Rajasthan. Weather forecasting and climate, remote sensing. Modern concepts in crop production. Soil reaction, interaction, soilplant–water relationship, organic manures, fertilizers and bio-fertilizers, integrated nutrient management, concept of site specific nutrient management. Irrigation scheduling and efficiency, pressurized irrigation system. Integrated weed management:- Management of parasitic and aquatic weeds. Problems of soil erosion in arid and semiarid regions. Agronomic practices in soil and water conservation. Integrated watershed
management, integrated farming systems. Organic farming. Dry land farming- Constraints in dry farming areas, moisture conservation practices in dry land farming, tillage. Role of agro-forestry in soil and water conservation, silvi-culture, compatibility of crops. Agronomy of important crops- cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fibre crops, forage crops, sugarcane, sugar beet, potato.
Soils of Rajasthan and India, Essential plant nutrients, their functions, deficiencies and toxicities, Soil fertility and productivity, Nutrient recommendations. Formation and management of saline, saline sodic, sodic and acid soils. Micro-organisms in soils and their role. Physical, Chemical and Biological properties of soil. Clay minerals, Soil reaction and buffering capacity.


Fruit Science :- Importance of fruit production with special reference to Rajasthan, recent trends in propagation, Nursery, HDP, training & pruning, important physiological disorders, role of bio-regulators, INM, cultivation practices of Mango, Citrus, Banana, Papaya, Sapota, Coconut, Aonla, Pomegranate, Datepalm, Ber, Apple & Bael.
Olericulture :- Importance of vegetable production with special reference to Rajasthan, classification of vegetables, nursery, cultivation practices of Tomato, Brinjal, Chilli, Okra, Cucurbits, Sweet Potato, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, Carrot, Radish, Onion, Garlic, Pea, Isabgol, Aloe vera, Cumin, Fennel, Coriander, Fenugreek, Vetivar, Lamongrass, Hi-tech Horticulture.

Floriculture :- Importance and scope of floriculture in Rajasthan. Precision farming, special horticultural practices, Harvest Indices, Post harvest handling. Cultivation practices of Rose, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera, Gladioli, Marigold, Gaillardia etc. Landscape gardening and styles of gardening, Lawn and its maintenance, Bio-aesthetic planning. Importance of Forestry in Rajasthan. PHT:- Importance,
Principles and methods of Fruits and vegetable preservation, maturity indices, MAS, CAS, Canning, methods of packing. Preparation of pickles, Jam, Jelly, Sauces & Ketchup, Squash, Preserve and dehydrated products. Food safety standards.


Cell and cell division, centre of origin, mendelian principles and heredity, Linkage and Crossing over, Chromosomal Aberration (structure and numerical), multiple allele and Blood group inheritance, Cytoplasmic Inheritance, gene regulation and Interaction. Genetic material (type of DNA and structure), Plant Breeding methods for self and cross pollinated crops, concept of heterosis, Quantitative and Qualitative characters, self incompability and male sterility and its application in plant breeding, hybrid, domestication, acclimatization, Plant Genetic Resource of important crops, crop evolution of Wheat, Cotton, Tobacco, Potato and Mustard group, Breeding for biotic and Abiotic stresses, Inbreeding depression, polyploidy, mutation and mutation breeding , Marker Assisted selection, Release and notification of varieties, IPR, PPV and FR Act., Seed Technology, Seed Production of important crops, minimum seed standard for production and certification. Seed Act, Seed Control Order, Combining ability DNA, recombinant technology, Transgenic crops and their scope. Micro propagation and Tissue Culture Techniques. Molecular Genetic. Variation – It’s causes and importance. Multiple
factor hypothesis.


Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and plant (phyto) hormones. Chemistry of Nucleic acids and their functions. Outlines of metabolism of carbohydrate, lipid and protein. General account of enzymes, coenzymes and secondary metabolites. Brief out lines of plant tissue culture and plant biotechnology. Molecular markers and their application in Agriculture. Photosynthesis and photorespiration. Respiration. Physiology of flowering, Photoperiodism. Physiology of growth, PGRs and their role. Seed development, germination and dormancy.


Contribution of livestock and poultry in economy of Rajasthan. Livestock devlopment programmes and policies initiated by Government of Rajasthan. Important indigenous, crossbreed and exotic breeds of livestock (cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, swine, camels) and poultry. Livestock production systems, and migration of animal in Rajasthan. Livestock behavior and shelter management- Principles of housing, hygiene and sanitation. Management of different categories of animals - calves, growing, pregnant, and lactating animals. Milk synthesis and milking management. Conventional and unconventional feed and fodder resources of Rajasthan and their nutritive value. Hay and silage making, complete feed and fodder blocks, fodder banks. Important infectious and non infectious diseases of livestock and poultry, and their preventive and control measures. Strategies for reducing the impact of climate change: heat and cold stress on livestock and poultry production.


Role and importance of fungi, nematodes, viroids, phytoplasma, bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms in Agriculture. Classification, morphology, growth nutrition and reproduction of fungi, bacteria and viruses. IDM, Bio control disease management. Major diseases (Fungal, bacterial, viral, Phytoplasma and nematode) of field crops, vegetables and fruits of Rajasthan and their management. Mushroom production technology. Plant quarantine.


Insect pest spectrum in Rajasthan and their classification. Assessment of crop losses and their application in pest management. Insecticidal application, hazards and safety precautions, Insecticide formulation and their dilutions. Detection of insect infestation in stored products and their management. Community compaign strategies for management of white grub, grasshopper, Locust, fall army worm etc. Integrated pest management. Insecticidal pollution, residues and tolerance limit. Identification, nature of damage, bionomics and management of insect pests of major crops of Rajasthan. Lac culture, Sericulture & Apiculture. Mites and their management.


Agricultural Engineering : Farm power and machinery, bullock and tractor drawn implements, Tools, Measurements of irrigation water, Water lifting devices. Agriculture Statistics : Measurement of Central Tendency, Standard error and deviation, Correlation, Regression, Test of Significance, F & Chi Square test, Experimental designs-CRD, RBD, SPD.


Peculiarities of Indian Agriculture, place of agriculture in Indian Economy. NITI Aayog. Consumer behaviour, demand, supply, demand Schedule and supply schedule, market equilibrium, elasticity, Principles of farm management. Agricultural marketing, marketing functions and institutions, WTO, contract farming, future markets. Prices of agricultural commodities. e-NAM, Agricultural finance and credit, credit institutions, cooperative Banks, crop insurance. Demonstration, NABARD, GST. Agricultural development and poverty alleviation programmes. Agricultural production functionsCharacteristics and optimization. Project Appraisal Techniques.


Objectives and principles of extension education. Need assessment, bench mark survey and PRA Technique. Programmes of extension in India specially Shriniketan, Marthandam, Gurgaon Experiment, Etawah Pilot Project, Nilokheri Project, CDP, Panchayat Raj, IADP, IAAP, HYVP, KVK, IVLP, ORP, IRDP, T&V system, Lab to Land, ATIC, RKVY, MGNREGA, ND, SGSY, JRY, PMRY, PMFBY, Soil Health Card, NRLM etc. Recent Skill Development schemes specially PMKVY, EETP, NEEM, ASCI etc. Teaching methods, ICT applications in TOT, verbal and non-verbal communication, Diffusion and adoption of innovation- concept, meaning and stages of adoption, adopter categories, Rural leadership- types and role of leaders in rural context, Rural Social Institutions, caste, family and social groups, Programme planning- principles and steps in programme development, impact assessment, Participatory training techniques, Front line demonstrations, field days, kisan mela, campaign, writing reports, radio talk, TV talk, writing of Farm Literature and scientific information, Identification and documentation of ITK. 

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Exam Pattern

The exam will have 150 questions, each worth one mark, and the total marks will also be 150. It will be a multiple-choice type exam. You'll have one paper, and you'll have 2 hours and 30 minutes to finish it. If you answer a question incorrectly, you'll lose one-third of a mark for that question.



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