PPSC Agriculture Development Officer Recruitment (ADO)2020- Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Exam Date

Examination Date and Day : Sunday , 08 March 2020

Last date for filling Online Application Form: 20 Feb. 2020

Last date for depositing Online Application Fee: 27 Feb 2020



Essential Qualifications/Eligibility

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.

3.) Age: Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 01-01-2020.

Pay Scale

PAY SCALE: Rs. 15600-39100 + 5400/- Grade Pay


141 Posts of Agriculture Development Officer (Group-A)

Application Fees

For SC/ST & Backward Classes of Punjab State Only₹1125/-
For Ex-Sercvicemen of Punjab State only₹500/-
For all others₹3000/-
For PWD₹1750/-
Payment ModeThrough any Branch of SBI Only

Exam Pattern

Time Duration : 120 Minutes

S.N.Subject No.of QuestionMarks
1Concerned Subject100250
2General Knowledge & Current Affairs1025
3Logical Reasoning & Mental Ability1025

ADO Syllabus 2020

Concerned Subject :

Technologies for improved cultural practices for Kharif crops from seeding to seed i.e. grain maturation, Technologies for improved cultural practices for Rabi crops from seeding to seed i.e. grain maturation, Field preparation, sowing methods, time of sowing, Efficient management practices for fertilization, irrigation, Weed control, nutrient re- cycling, mulches and crop residue management, Crop rotation, multiple cropping, mixed cropping, intercropping, Cultivation of cash crops, Integrated disease and pest management in Kharif and Rabi crops.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs :

General Science, Current Events, History of India & Punjab, Geography of India & Punjab, Economics of India & Punjab, Indian Polity, Political Parties in Punjab & populist schemes, Art & Culture of Punjab, Industries in Punjab, Agriculture in Punjab, Appointments, Sports & Games, Awards & Honours, Soil, minerals & natural resources in Punjab, Prominent personalities in the various spheres, Latest inventions on science & technology, Latest Government welfare oriented schemes, Current socio‐economic problems.

Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability :

Puzzles, Dice, Visual Reasoning, Alpha numeric Reasoning, Number Series, Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Analytical interpretation of data, Tables, graphs, diagrams, Blood relations, Coding & Decoding, Seating Arrangements, Analogy, Number Ranking, Venn Diagrams, Syllogism, Statement & Conclusion, Statement & Arguments, Statement & Assumptions etc

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