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UKSSSC AAO Syllabus 2021

UKSSSC AAO Syllabus: Uttrakhand Subordinate Selection Commission (UKSSSC) has released a notification for the recruitment for the post-Assistant Agriculture Officer, Industrial Development Wing Supervisor Chara Sahayak Group II, Chara Sahayak Group III, Khadya Prasanskaran Shakha Varg II, Senior Milk Inspector, Udyan Vikas Shakha Class II, Sahayak Mashroom Vikas Adhikari, Sahayak Paudh Suraksha Adhikari/ Madhu Vikas Nirikshak, Sahayak Prashikshikaran Adhikari (Udyan Vigyan), Sahayak Prashikshikaran Adhikari (Vanaspati Vigyan), Mashroom Paryavekshak, Lab Assistant (Botony). The online registration process just ended. The candidates must be looking for the exam pattern and syllabus for the UKSSC AAO Recruitment. The exam dates will be out soon official website.


All the important dates of application and other details like the number of vacancies and age limits are mentioned in the below table.

Application begin 05 October 2021
Last date to apply 18 November 2021
Last date for online payment 20 November 2021
Expected Exam date March 2022
Total number of vacancies 423
Minimum age limit 21 years as on 1st July 2021
Maximum age limit 43 years as on 1st July 2021

UKSSSC AAO Selection Procedure

The selection process includes the following steps:

  • Written Test
  • Document Verification

UKSSSC AAO Exam Pattern

  • The exam can be conducted in any mode: Online/Offline.
  • The exam paper will consist of 100 questions with 0.25 negative marking.
  • The duration of the exam will be 2 hours. Students have to obtain minimum qualifying marks i.e 45 for UR/OBC and 35 for SC/ST.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/4 marks for each wrong answer.


The candidates must go through the UKSSSC AAO syllabus provided below:

Syllabus of 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. Soils-origin and classification loam, silt, clay, sandy loam, physical and chemical properties of soil.

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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, 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 plows- indigenous, chisel, rotary, and disc plow, their management & cost, selection of prime movers, water lifting devices; discharge, command area, cost of different system; soil preparation, methods of plowing, need for tillage, kinds of tillage, mechanical Power transmission through belts, putties 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 Leaman. 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, 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 feedstuffs. Processing of milk for filtration, clarification, bactofugation, 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’s of heredity, Chromosomal theory of inheritance, meiosis, and mitosis, Linkage and crossing over 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 A, D, E, K, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Nicotinic acid, Plant growth substances, photoperiodism and verbalization, 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’s 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, Mammalian Safety Ratio.The basic concept of Integrated Pest Management.

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