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UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern for All Posts

The UPPSC Agriculture Service  Examination is  conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) to select eligible candidates for various Group A and B posts. The candidates selection will include written examinations- prelims, and mains. For the preparation of these exams, candidates need to check the official UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern. The type of and the number of questions expected from a specific subject is important for a candidate to understand while preparing for this recruitment examination. Candidates will get a list of topics to prepare for obtaining a good score in the examination. Know the subject-wise syllabus for agriculture prelims and mains examination and the detailed exam pattern from the article below.

UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024 & Exam Pattern

The candidates who want to get selected for District Horticulture Officer, Senior Technical Assistant, Food Processing Officer, Senior Technical Assistant, and various other posts as specified in the UPPSC Agriculture Services Notification 2024, must prepare themselves well for the prelims and the mains examination. The candidates need to prepare a good study plan using the latest syllabus and exam pattern to make the exam preparation smoother. Candidates who have to appear for the UPPSC Agriculture Services examination must check the details of the syllabus highlighted in the table below.

UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024- Highlights
Organization Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
Posts District Horticulture Officer, Senior Technical Assistant, Food Processing Officer, Senior Technical Assistant and various other posts
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Type of Questions Prelims:- Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Mains:- Descriptive Type Questions
No. Of Questions Prelims:- 120
Total marks Prelims:- 300
Mains:- Subject-wise marks
Official Website https://uppsc.up.nic.in/

UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) provides the UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024 for both prelims and the mains examination. The candidates need to focus on the topics provided by the official exam conducting authorities for every subject will make it easier for candidates to cover the vast syllabus.

UPPSC Agriculture Prelims Syllabus

Preliminary examinations for UPPSC Agriculture posts include general studies and agriculture subjects, candidates need to prepare the topics from these two subjects to score the minimum qualifying marks for the next stage. The complete list of subject-wise topics of the preliminary examination is provided below.


Topics like constituents of soil, soil conservation, essential plant nutrients, organic farming, hybridization, and some other topics are to be prepared from the Agriculture subject in the prelims exam stage.

  • Crop Distribution and production
  • Cropping patterns in Uttar Pradesh
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Production of important cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fibers, and other cash crops
  • Agroforestry and social forestry
  • Weed and their classification
  • Classification of Indian soil
  • Constituents of soil
  • Problems with soil
  • Essential plant nutrients
  • Symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation
  • Soil conservation
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Farm management
  • Organic farming
  • Agricultural economy
  • Agricultural extensions and programs
  • Farm mechanization
  • Heredity and variation
  • Hybridization
  • Seed organization
  • Physiology and significance of agriculture
  • Photosynthesis
  • Plant growth management
  • Climate requirements
  • Diseases management
  • Food production and consumption trends in India
  • Distribution of crop production

General Studies

History of India, Indian policy, algebra, geometry, arithmetic, ecology & environment, current national & international events, etc. are some of the topics that a candidate must study to pass the general studies section in the UPPSC Agriculture Service prelims examination.

  • General Science
  • History of India
  • Indian national movement
  • Indian policy, economy, and culture
  • Indian agriculture, commerce, and trade
  • Indian and Uttar Pradesh geography and natural resources
  • Current national and international events
  • Logic and reasoning based on general intelligence
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Ecology and environment
  • Education, culture, agriculture, industry trade, living, and social traditions of Uttar Pradesh

UPPSC Agriculture Mains Syllabus

Subjects such as general studies, general Hindi & essay, and optional subjects including botany, chemistry, and other subjects related to the relevant posts are included in the UPPSC Agriculture Syllabus 2024 for the main examination.

General Hindi & Essay

Topics such as idioms, vocabulary, literature, and culture, science & environment, agriculture & business, etc. are to be prepared by the candidates for passing the general Hindi & essay section of the main examination.

  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms
  • Translation from Hindi to English and vice versa
  • Literature and Culture
  • Agriculture and business
  • Science and environment
  • National and international events of importance

Food Preservation Officer

The list of topics to be prepared for the optional subjects for the candidates appearing for the mains exam for Food Preservation Officer posts is provided below.

  • Principles and Methods of Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Harvest Management of Horticulture Crops
  • Preparations of Jam, Jelly, Candy, Pickles and related items
  • Importance of Foods Handling, Grading, Packaging
  • Concepts of Canning Pasteurization
  • Spoilage Agents
  • Agricultural Export Zones and Industrial Support
  • Fruit and Vegetable Vitamins

Senior Technical Assistant (Chemistry Branch)

Candidates appearing for written examination for Senior Technical Assistant posts for the chemistry branch need to prepare topics like soil, air, water pollution, micro & macro soil nutrients, etc.

  • Properties of Soil, Physical, Chemical and Biological
  • Principles of soil fertility
  • Micro and macro soil nutrients
  • Processes and Factors of Soil Formation
  • Sources and Forms of Nutrient Availability
  • Soil Microbiology and Ecology
  • Soil, Air and Water Pollution Related to Agriculture
  • Sources of Pollution
  • Soil conservation and soil survey
  • Dry land agriculture
  • Conservation irrigation
  • Agroforestry
  • Gully control structures

District Horticulture Officer

For the posts of District Horticulture Officer, candidates need to cover topics like concepts of organic farming, integrated nutrient management, scopes of agricultural meteorology, etc.

  • Agro Climatic Zones of UP and India
  • Scopes of Agricultural Meteorology
  • Global warming and its reasons
  • Integrated Farming System, Scopes and Importance
  • Integrated nutrient management
  • Importance of Fruits and Vegetables in Human Nutrition
  • Concepts of Organic Farming
  • Cultivation of Fruits, Vegetables, Medical Crops
  • Establishment of Kitchen and Nutrition Garden
  • Organic Farming Fruits and Vegetables

Senior Technical Assistant (Agronomy Branch)

The list of topics to be prepared by the candidates for optional subjects for the Senior Technical Assistant posts examination from the agronomy branch is provided below.

  • Meaning and Scopes of Agricultural Meteorology, Atmospheric Weather
  • Variety Development and Maintenance, Variety Testing, DUS Testing, Genetic Purity Concept
  • Dry land agriculture and rain-fed agriculture
  • Sustainable farming
  • Factors Responsible for Genetic Deterioration
  • Quality Seed Production Technology of Wheat, Paddy, Maize, rapeseed, mustard, Soybean, Sunflower

Senior Technical Assistant (Botany Branch)

There are a variety of topics that a candidate has to cover while preparing for the main examination for Senior Technical Assistant (Botany Branch) posts.

  • Historical Perspectives of Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance
  • Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance
  • Nature, Structure, Replication of the Genetic Material
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Mutation
  • Objectives, Activity, Important Achievements of Plant Breeding
  • Biotechnology and its Relevance in Agriculture
  • Pure line theory
  • Protein synthesis
  • Alien addition and substitution line
  • Biotic and Abiotic Stress Resistance
  • Soil Survey and Soil Conservations
  • Dry Land Agriculture Measures for Dry Farming

Senior Technical Assistant (Plant Protector)

Principles of pest control, plant protection equipment, principles of plant disease control, storage of pests of cereals and pulses, etc. are some topics that are important for the preparation of the Senior Technical Assistant examination in the plant protection field.

  • History and Importance of Plant Protection in India
  • Plant Protection Organization in UP
  • Principle of Pest Control
  • Plant Protection Equipment
  • Storage Pest of Cereals and Pulses
  • Pest Management in Major Crop Serials
  • General Principle of Plant Protection
  • Principle of Plant Infection and Methods of Isolation
  • Principles of Plant Disease Control

Senior Technical Assistant (Development Branch)

For the development branch posts of Senior Technical Assistant posts, candidates have to study topics like packages and practices, pulse role of animal husbandry, etc.

  • Importance of Agrometeorology, Global Warming, Causes of Climate Change, Impact on Agriculture
  • Integrated Farming System, Scopes and Importance
  • Sustainable Agriculture Problems
  • Roles of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development in Rural Economy
  • Packages and Practices
  • Cereals, Rice, Wheat, Maizee, Jawar, Bajra
  • Pulses, Gram, Lentil, Field Pea
  • Cash Crops -Sugarcane, Potato
  • Fruits-Mango, Guava, Amla

UPPSC Agriculture Service Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates who have to appear for the UPPSC Agriculture prelims and mains examination should know the subject-wise marks and the number of questions that will be asked from each subject. This will help the candidates strategize which subject to prepare first and which needs more practice.

Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary examination for various UPPSS Agriculture posts includes questions based on 2 subjects and the exam will be conducted for a total of 300 marks, subject-wise details are provided below.

  • There will be a total of 120 objective-type questions in the prelims exam.
  • The examination will be conducted for 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • 0.33 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in the prelim examination.
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Agriculture 80 200 2 hours (120 minutes)
General Studies 40 100
Total 120 300

Mains Exam Pattern

The main exam will include one compulsory subject and one optional subject and the questions included in the examination will be descriptive-type questions. The General Hindi & Essay subject will be conducted for a total of 50 marks and 2 hours duration, a detailed pattern is provided below.

Subjects No. of Marks Duration
General Studies 50 1 hour 30 minutes
General Hindi & Essay 50 1 hour 30 minutes
Optional Subject 200 3 hours

UPPSC Agriculture Service Selection Process 2024

The selection of the candidates for UPPSC Agriculture posts will be done based on a three-stage selection process- prelims exam, main exam, and an interview. It is necessary for every candidate to score minimum qualifying marks at each stage for the final selection.

Prelims Examination:- The first for the UPPSC Agriculture Services examination is the prelims exam, candidates need to pass this examination for a total of 300 marks.

Mains Examination:- Shortlisted candidates after the prelims exam, will have to appear for the UPPPSC Agriculture mains exam. The exam will consist of 3 subjects including one one optional subject.

Interview:- After passing the prelims and mains exam, shortlisted candidates have to appear in the interview round. Final selection of the candidates will be done based on the interview.

UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024- FAQs

Q1: Where can I get the UPPSC Agriculture Service Syllabus 2024?

Candidates will get the syllabus for UPPSC Agriculture Services examination from the official website and also from the article above.

Q2: How I crack the exam in first attempt using the latest UPPSC Agriculture exam pattern and syllabus?

Candidates will be able to crack the UPPSC Agriculture examination in first attempt by making a proper study plan as per the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

Q3: What are the total no. of questions in UPPSC Agriculture prelims exam?

The total number of questions in UPPSC Agriculture prelims examination are 120.

Q4: Which subjects are included in the UPPSC Agriculture Mains exam syllabus?

The subjects included in UPPSC agriculture mains examination are general studies, general Hindi & essay and a optional subject.

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