TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Syllabus & Exam Pattern

TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Agricultural Officer (Extension) is a state govt job provided in Tamil Nadu. Being a govt job their will be a high tough competition for the job post hence to get assured regarding getting the job the applicants must have knowledge regarding the syllabus and the pattern of the examination.

These are listed below which would help the aspirants to get a brief idea regarding the TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Syllabus & Exam Pattern.

Name of Post Agriculture Officer
Application Mode Online
Official Website
Exam Mode Online / Offline
Job Type Govt job
Selection Process Written Test, Interview

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TNPSC Agriculture Extension Officer Syllabus : 

The syllabus for the Agricultural Officer (Extension) post mostly includes the topic related to the agricultural studies which is the basic knowledge must be there with the persons applying for the particular job post.

The syllabus for the examination is listed below:

Agriculture Subjects:

Importance of Agriculture topics:

  • production and productivity
  • Government Agricultural Policies
  • Agricultural development through NITI AYOG
  • Agricultural Development through five-year plans in India and Tamil Nadu
  • Growth pattern of crops in India and Tamil Nadu in terms of area

Fundamentals of Crop Production:

  • Package of practices of different crops
  • Climatic zones of Indian & Tamil Nadu and their features
  • Weather forecasting
  • Factors of Production
  • Agricultural seasons of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Cropping patterns in India and Tamil Nadu
  • Minimal tillage
  • Nanoparticles and their applications

 Natural Resource Management:

  • Soil fertility and productivity
  • Dry farming
  • Conservation of soil and water
  • Watershed and wasteland development
  • Soil structure
  • Physical and Chemical properties
  • Factors influencing soil structure
  • Problem soils and their management
  • Size and distribution of holdings
  • Command area development
  • Water use efficiency
  • Quality of irrigation water

 Crop Management & Allied Agricultural Activities:

  • Balanced usage
  • Integrated nutrient management
  • Tractors & tillers
  • Cropping systems and integrated farming
  • Recycling of agricultural waste
  • Agricultural implements and Machinery and their usage
  • livestock and poultry rearing

 Crop Improvement:

  • Latest varieties of major crops in Tamil Nadu
  • Variety release procedures
  • Principles of breeding
  • Modern tools in crop improvement
  • Application of biotechnology in agriculture
  • Transgenic Plants

 Importance of quality seeds in agriculture:

  • ISTA standards for seed testing
  • Seed village concept Seed Act
  • Seed certification techniques and processing in Tamil Nadu
  • Seed testing laboratories
  • Seed enhancement technologies
  • Crop Protection Principles and Practices

  Importance of pest:

  • Pesticides and their use in IPM
  • Plant protection equipment and their use
  • Symptoms of damages and control measures of pest
  • Disease and nematodes of major crops in Tamil Nadu
  • Plant quarantine
  • Farm Business and Finance Management
  • Principles of farm business management
  • Agricultural Marketing & Market Intelligence
  • Agricultural Extension: Principles and Methods

General Studies:

  • General Science
  • Physics
  • Heat, light, and sound
  • Atomic and nuclear physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Electro chemistry
  • History and culture of India
  • Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes
  • Indian National Movement
  • The emergence of national leaders
  • Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Communalism led to a partition
  • Botany
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Respiration
  • Excretion of metabolic waste
  • Biocommunication
  • Zoology
  • Biodiversity and its conservation
  • Human diseases-
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • Social geography
  • population
  • Forest & wildlife
  • Agricultural pattern
  • Economics
  • Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth
  • WTO-globalization & privatization
  • Science
  • History
  • National symbols
  • Profile of States-Defence
  • Expansion and consolidation of British rule
  • Political Science
  • Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India
  • Preamble to the constitution
  • Salient features of the constitution

Aptitude and Mental Ability:

  • Area
  • Volume
  • Time and Work
  • Behavioural ability
  • Basic terms
  • Communications in information technology
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Dice
  • Conversion of information to data
  • Collection, compilation, and presentation of data
  • Tables, graphs, diagrams-Parametric representation of data
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Simplification
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences
  • Percentage
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  • Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple interest & Compound interest

 >>> TNPSC AAO Assistant Agricultural Officer Previous Papers >>>

TNPSC AEO Exam Pattern :

Given below is the pattern of questions to be asked and the marks and hours allotted to each subject which would help the candidate to know regarding the type of questions to be asked in the exam.

Sl. No. Papers Subject Names No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of Exam
1 I Agriculture Studies 200 300 3 hours


General Studies 75  



2 hours

3 Aptitude and Mental ability 25
Interview and Records 70
Total 570 5 hours

Preparation Method For TNPSC Agriculture Officer Exams

For the exam preparation the candidate must follow the following points like:

  • The candidate must have knowledge regarding all the current affairs and also should have knowledge in every field.
  • The candidate must follow the syllabus and the pattern of exam.
  • The candidate should refer to the previous year question papers because certain questions might be repeated from those papers and also the paper provide a brief knowledge regarding the type of questions.
  • The candidate should be hard working and must be focused to achieve their goal.

These are certain points which the candidate should keep in mind while preparing for the examination. For any further information you can visit to the official website mentioned above.

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