UPPSC Combined State Agriculture Services


Date of Commencement of On-line Application : 29/12/2020
Last Date for Receipt of Examination Fee On-line
in the Bank: 25/01/2021
Last Date for On-line Submission of Application: 29/01/2021
If at any stage it is found that the candidate has concealed or
misrepresented any desired/required information, his candidature
may be cancelled and other appropriate action like debarment may
be initiated against him.
SPECIAL NOTICE : (a) On-Line Applications will be accepted only
when prescribed fee is deposited in the Bank upto prescribed last
date for fee deposit. If the fee is deposited in Bank after the last date
prescribed for fee deposit, the on-line application of the candidate will
not be accepted and the fee deposited in the Bank will not be refunded
in any condition. It will be responsibility of the candidates to deposit
fee in the Bank upto the last date prescribed for fee deposition and to
‘submit’ the application upto the last date prescribed for submission of
applications. It is also informed that any amount deposited in the form
of examination fee shall not be refunded in any condition.
(b) In Online Application System, the candidates have to provide their
Mobile No. and valid e-mail ID in prescribed column failing which their
Basic Registration shall not be completed. All relevant informations/
instructions shall be sent through SMS on that mobile and e-mail on
their valid e-mail ID.
This advertisement is also available on the Commission’s website
http://uppsc.up.nic.in. The online application system is applicable
for applying against this advertisement. Applications sent by any other
mode shall not be entertained hence candidates are advised to apply
On-line only. In connection with On-line application, candidates are
advised to go through the instructions thoroughly given as under and
apply accordingly:-
1. When the candidate clicks “ALL NOTIFICATIONS/
ADVERTISEMENTS” on the Commission’s website http://
uppsc.up.nic.in the On-line advertisement shall be automatically
displayed, wherein there shall be 3 parts as given below:
(i) User Instructions
(ii) View Advertisement
(iii) Apply
A list of all the advertisements will be displayed in which “On-line
System” is applicable. The Instructions for filling “On-line form” have
been given in User Instruction. The Candidates desirous to see
the advertisement will have to click before ‘View Advertisement’ to
which they are desirous to see, full advertisement will be displayed
along with sample snapshots of ON-LINE Application Procedure. Click
on “Apply” for On-line Application.
On-line application will be completed in three stages :
First Stage: On clicking “Apply”, Candidate Registration will be
displayed. Basic Registration form will be displayed on clicking the
‘Candidate Registration’ respective to Examination. After filling the Basic
Registration form, the candidates must check all the informations filled
by them. If any correction / modification is required, click on “Edit” button
and ensure the required corrections / modifications. After being fully
satisfied with all the informations filled, click on ‘Submit Button’.
Consequently, the registration of first stage shall be over. Thereafter
“Print Registration Slip” shall be displayed and Print of Registration
Slip must be taken by clicking on Print Registration Slip.
Second Stage: After the completion of the procedure of first stage,
‘Fee to be deposited [in INR]’ shall be displayed with caption “Click
here to proceed for payment”. After clicking the above caption of “Click
here to proceed for payment”, home page of State Bank MOPS (Multi
Option Payment System) shall be displayed comprising of 03 modes of
payment viz. (i) NET BANKING (ii) CARD PAYMENTS and (iii) OTHER
PAYMENT MODES. After depositing the required fee by any one of the
above prescribed modes, “Payment Acknowledgement Receipt (PAR)”
shall be displayed along with detail of fee deposition, the print of which
must be taken by clicking on “Print Payment Receipt.”
Third Stage: On completion of the procedure of second stage, click
on “Proceed for final submission of application form as a result of which
‘format’ shall be displayed. The candidates are required to enter all
the required informations in the format. The photo and signature, duly
scanned shall be uploaded also. The candidate should scan his/her
photograph and signature in the prescribed size (the size will be
mentioned at the specified space in the On-line application). This should
also be kept in notice that the photo must be latest passport size. In
case the photo and signature, scanned in the prescribed size, are not
uploaded, then the On-line system will not accept it. The procedure
related for scanning of the photo and signature is laid down in the
Appendix-1. After filling in all entries in the format, the candidates
may click “PREVIEW” to see for themselves that all entries and
informations are correctly entered and after satisfying themselves
should click “Submit” button to forward the same to the Commission.
It is essential that the candidate should fill all informations On-line
correctly according to the instructions given and click the “Submit”
button by the last date prescribed for submission of the application
form. If the candidate does not click the “Submit” button, the ON-LINE
application process shall not be completed finally and the candidate
shall be accountable for this. After clicking the ‘Submit’ button, the
candidate may take a print of the application to preserve it with them.
In the event of any discrepancy, the candidate will be required to submit
the said print in the office of the Commission, otherwise his/her request
shall not be entertained. However it is clarified to the candidates
that at the stage of priliminary examination, the hard copy of
the documents including their on-line application should not
be sent to the commission.

2. Application Fee: In the ON-LINE Application process, after
completing the procedure of first stage, Category wise prescribed
examination fee is to be deposited as per instructions provided in
second stage. The prescribed fee of priliminary examination for different
categories is as under:-
(i) Unreserved / – Exam fee Rs. 100/- + On-line processing
Economically weaker fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 125/-
Sections / Other
Backward Class
(ii) Scheduled Caste / – Exam fee Rs. 40/- + On-line processing
Scheduled Tribe / fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-
(iii) Handicapped – Exam fee NIL + On-line processing
fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-
(iv) Dependents of the Freedom–According to their original category
3. The Basic Registration of such candidates will not be accepted
who have been debarred from U.P. Public Service Commission and
their period of debarment has not been completed. In addition to above,
the applications submitted without requisite informations regarding
debarment, if it is found at any stage in future that the applications
have been submitted concealing this fact, his/her candidature will
be rejected at any stage and the commission will consider to debar
them from all future examinations/selections including extension of
debarment period. In this regard, if the claims of the candidates made
in their On-line applications are not found true, they can be debarred
not only from the examination in question but from all the future
examinations and selections made by the commission also including
other appropriate penalties.
4. Modify Submitted Application: If a candidate comes to know about
any error/errors in the submitted application form except in name of
the Examination and type of recruitment, Registered Mobile Number,
E-mail ID, Aadhaar Number and such cases where prescribed fee for
modified category is higher (In case of error in these entries, candidate
may submit new online application with prescribed fee only as previously
deposited fee will neither be adjusted nor refunded) he/she will be given
only one opportunity to modify it/them according to the following
procedure before the last date of the submission of application form.
“Candidate has to click on ‘Modify Submitted Application’ under ‘Online
application process’ in Candidate Segment. After that ‘Candidate
Personal Details’ will be displayed on the screen to fill in Registration
No., Date of Birth, Gender, Domicile and Category. After filling the
Verification code the candidate has to click on the ‘proceed’ button
following which for Authentication of the candidate OTP (One Time
Password) will be sent on the registered mobile No. of the candidate
and the ‘Option Box’ will be displayed on the screen to fill in the OTP.
After the candidate has filled in the OTP and clicks on the ‘proceed’
button his/her previously submitted on line application form will be
displayed on the screen. The candidate can submit his/her on line
application form after making required modifications in it. This facility
will be available to the candidates only one time within the last date of
submission of application form.”
Combined State Agriculture Services Examination-2020
5. The U.P. Public Service Commission shall hold a Preliminary Examination
at various Centres of the Districts mentioned in Appendix-2 of this
advertisement for selecting suitable candidates for admission to the
Combined State Agriculture Services Main (Written) Examination, 2020.
The selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates
in Main (written) examination and interview. On some of these post,
recruitment should be made on the basis of total marks obtained in the
written examination, according to the provision of concerned service rules
of such posts. The date and Centre of Examination, decided by the
Commission, will be intimated to the candidates separately by means of
their e-Admission Certificate. The no. of Districts/centres may be increased/
decreased according to decision of the commission on the basis final
number of applications received.
6. No. of Vacancies: Presently, the no. of vacancies is 564 which may
increase or decrease depending upon the circumstances/requirements.
Pay Scale:–The posts having the pay scale of 9300–34800/- Grade
4600/- (Revised Pay Scale Level-7 Pay matrix 44900-142400/-)
15600-39100/- Grade Pay 5400/- (Revised Pay Scale 56100-
177500 Pay Matrix Level-10) are included in aforesaid Examination.
7. Reservation: The reservation for Economically weaker sections of
U.P./Scheduled Castes of U.P./Scheduled Tribes of U.P./Other Backward
Class candidates of U.P. shall be admissible in accordance with the
provisions of relevant Govt. Rules. Accordingly, reservation for category
under horizontal as Dependents of Freedom Fighters of U.P., P.H. of
U.P. Ex-service man of U.P. and Women candidates shall be admissible
as per rules.
(1) The Candidates claiming the benefit of reservation/age relaxation
must obtain, in support of their category a certificate issued by
competent authority on the proforma available on Appendix-3 of the
Website of this detailed advertisement and shall submit the same to
the Commission when asked for.
(2) All Reserved Category candidates of U.P. must mention their
Category /Sub Category in the Application.
(3) Candidates claiming reservation/age relaxation in more than one
category will be entitled to only one concession whichever is more
beneficial to them.
(4) The Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes,
Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs), Dependents of Freedom Fighters,
P.H. and Ex-Serviceman candidates who are not the permanent resident
of U.P. shall not be given the benefit of reservation/Age relaxation such
candidates shall be treated as the candidates of the unreserved Category.
(5) In case of women candidates the caste certificate issued from father
side only be treated valid.
(6) It is mandatory for the candidates to enclose self-attested copies of
all the certificates along with the application forms of main examination
in support of the claims made by them in their application forms of
preliminary examination regarding eligibility and category/sub-category,
failing which their claim shall not be entertained.
8. Conditions of Eligibility (For age relaxation only): Eligibility in
case of Emergency Commissioned/Short Service Commissioned
Officers: In accordance with the provisions of the G.O. No. 22/10/1976-
karmik-2-85, dated 30-1-1985 Emergency Commissioned/Short Service
Commissioned Officers who have not been released from Army but
whose period of Army service has been extended for rehabilitation,
may also apply for this examination on the following conditions:
(A) Such applicants will have to obtain a certificate of the competent
authority of Army, Navy, Air Force to the effect that their period of Service
has been extended for rehabilitation and no disciplinary action is pending
against them.
(B) Such applicants will have to submit in due course a written
undertaking that in case they are selected for the post applied for,
they will get themselves released immediately from the Army Service.
The above facilities will not be admissible to Emergency/Short Service
Commissioned Officers, if (a) he gets permanent Commission in the
Army, (b) he has been released from the Army on tendering resignation,
(c) he has been released from the Army on grounds of misconduct or
physical disability or on his own request and who gets gratuity. The
candidates must possess all the requisite qualifications/Eligibility
conditions till the last date for submitting the applications.
9. Marital Status: Male candidates who are married and have more
than one wife living and female candidates who have married a person
already having a wife, shall not be eligible unless the Hon’ble. Governor
has granted an exemption from this condition.
10. Educational Qualifications: The candidates must passess
prescribed qualification upto the last date for receipt of on-Line
application. This should be mentioned by the candidates in the relevent
column of their on-Line application form. Educational qualifications for
the different posts as specified in the relevent service rule are as

Group ‘A’
Post through written Examination and Interview
1. Distt. Horticulture B.Sc. (Agriculture)/B.Sc. (Horticulture) degree
Officer, Group–2 from a recognised University or Institute.
2. Principal Govt. B.Sc. (with Chemistry as a subject) from a
Food Science recognised University or institute or B.Sc.
Training Center/ (Agriculture) from a recognised University or
Food Processing institute followed by two years Post-graduate
Officer, Group–2 Associate Course in Fruit and Vegetable
Technology from Government Food Processing
and Technology Institute, Lucknow or any other
recognised institute, or M.Sc. (Food Technology)/
M.Sc. (Food Preservation)/M.Sc. (Food Science)
from a recognised University or institute.
Group ‘B’
Post only through written Examination
1(i) Senior Technical Postgraduate degree in Agronomy from
Assistant Group-A recognized university or institution must be a
(Agronomy Branch) graduate in Agriculture.
1(ii) Senior Technical Postgraduate degree in Agro Botany or Plant
Assistant Group-A reproduction with Science of origin or
(Botany Branch) Postgraduate degree in Botany with specially in
genetics or Plant reproduction must be a graduate
in Agriculture.
1(iii) Senior Technical Postgraduate degree in Entomology or Plant
Assistant Group-A pathology from a recognized university or
(Plant Protection) institution or M.Sc. (Plant Science) with
specialization in Entomology or Plant Pathology
must be a graduate in Agriculture.
1(iv) Senior Technical Postgraduate degree in Agriculture Chemistry, Soil
Assistant Group-A Science, Soil Conservation from a recognized
(Chemistry Branch) university or institution must be a graduate in
2. Senior Technical Postgraduate degree in the field relevant with
Assistant Group-A agriculture from a recognized university or
(Development Branch) institution must be a graduate in Agriculture.
11. Age Limit: (i) Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years
and must not have crossed the age of 40 years on July 1, 2020 i.e.
they must have not been born earlier than 2nd July, 1980 and not
later than July 1, 1999. For PH candidates, the maximum age limit is
55 years i.e. they must have not been born before 02 July, 1965,
(ii) Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: (a) Upper age limit shall be greater
by five years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes of U.P.,
Scheduled Tribes of U.P., Other Backward Classes of U.P., Skilled
players of U.P. of classified Games, State Govt. employees of U.P.
including the teachers/Staff of Basic Shiksha Parishad of U.P. and
teachers/Staff of the Govt. Aided Madhyamik Vidyalayas of U.P. i.e.
they must have not been born before 2nd July 1975.
(b) Upper age limit shall be greater by fifteen years for physically
handicapped persons of U.P.
(c) Upper age limit shall also be greater by five years for Group-“B”
posts for the Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service
Commissioned Officers/Ex-Army Personnel’s of U.P. who have rendered
five years service in Army but there shall be no reservation for Group-
“B” posts. For Group “C” posts the age relaxation and reservation shall
be given according to Rule.
12. Some Information About Combined State Agriculture Services
Main (Written) Examination and Interview:(i) Only such candidates
will be admitted to the Main (written) examination who are declared
successful in the Preliminary Examination for which the successful
candidates will have to fill up another application form according to
instructions of the Commission and for this application, the examination
fee for Unreserved (General), Economically weaker sections, Other
Backward Classes and for Candidates of Other States is 200/- and 25/- as on-line processing fee = 225/- and for Scheduled Caste and
Scheduled Tribe candidates of U.P. the fee is
80/- and 25/- as online                                                                                            processing fee = 105/- only. The candidates of Physically
Handicapped category of U.P. are exempted from fee but they have to
pay 25/- only as on-line processing fee. Candidates of Ex-Army
Personnels of U.P. Exam Fees is
80/- and 25/- as on-line processing
fee =
105/- only but the candidates of D.F.F. of U.P. and women
candidates shall have to deposit their fee according to their original
category. (ii) Candidates should carefully note that they will have to
appear in the main examination against the same Roll No. allotted for
the Preliminary Examination. (iii) The dates and venue for the Main
examination shall be informed by the Commission later on through
e-Admit cards. (iv) For the posts of interview only such candidates
will be called for interview who are declared successful on the basis of
the main (written) examination. (v) Candidates will have to fill up
the prescribed application form before the Interview (viva-voce test).
(vi) All original certificates shall be verified at the
time of Interview. Candidates will also be required to furnish four
passport size Photographs, two unattested and two attested by their
Head of Department or head of the Institution where they have received
last education or by a Gazetted Officer at the time of Interview.
(vii) Candidates serving under the Central or State Government
will have to produce ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their employer
at the time of interview issued by the competent authority. (viii) It is
essential for the candidates to appear in the interview who qualify on
the basis of Main Examination.
NOTE:–The candidates must enclose self attested copies of all
certificates in support of their claims rendered in the application form
for main examination of the Combined State Agriculture Services
Examination. If they do not enclose self attested copies of all certificates
in support of their claims, their candidature shall be cancelled.
13. Important Instructions For Candidates: (1) As per decision of
the UPPSC a candidate will be liable to be debarred from this
examination and all other future examinations and selections upto a
maximum period of five years for furnishing any wrong information in
his/her application form which can not be substantiated by relevant
documents or for any other malpractice.
(2) The claim of category, subcategory, domicile, gender, date of birth,
name and adress will be valid only till the last date of on line application.
No change will be allowed after this. In this regard no application for
error correction/modification shall be acceptable. Incomplete Application
form shall be summarily rejected and no correspondence shall be
entertained. In this regard, on submission of false/misleading
information, the Candidature will be cancelled.
(3) The date of birth of the candidates shall be admissible as entered
in High School Certificate. The candidate will have to attach his/
her High School or Equivalent Examination Certificate with the
application form of Main Examination. No Other Certificate shall be
acceptable for Date of Birth and if it is not attached with the application,
it shall be rejected.
(4) The candidates will have to enclose self attested copies of
Marksheets, Certificates & Degrees alongwith the application form of
Main Examination in support of their claims of Educational Qualifications.
If they do not enclose self attested copies certificates/documents in
support of their claims the applications shall be rejected.
(5) The benefit of reservation to the categories of Handicapped persons
of society shall be given only on the posts which shall be identified by
the Government for their Sub category. For this benefit, the
Handicapped persons must produce a certificate of being handicapped
in that Sub category issued by prescribed Medical Officer/Specialist
and counter signed by the Chief Medical Officer according to Rule 3 of
U.P. Public Service (Reservation for physically Handicapped, Dependent
of Freedom Fighters and Ex-Servicemen) (Amendment) Act, 2018. It is
worthwhile mentioning that as per Section 3 of the said Act, the new
identification of posts has not yet been received from the government,
however as per identification (Category/Subcategory) mentioned in
requisition received from the Appointing authorities the selection
process will be completed accordingly.
(6) The Ex-Army personnels must be discharged from Army up to the
last date prescribed for receipt of applications.
(7) Date, time and venue etc. of examination along with Roll No. will be
communicated to the candidates through e-Admit Cards. Candidates
will have to appear at the centre/venue allotted to them by the
Commission. No change in centre/venue is permissible and no
application shall be entertained in this regard.
(8) The candidature of such candidates who are subsequently found
ineligible according to the terms laid down in advertisement will be
cancelled and their any claim for the main Examination will not be
entertained. The decision of the Commission regarding eligibility of
the candidates shall be final.
(9) The Application/candidature will be rejected/cancelled if the
application is not submitted on prescribed form, date of birth is not
mentioned or wrong date of birth is mentioned, overage, under age,
not fulfilling the minimum educational qualifications, applications
received after last date and no signature under declaration in the format.
(10) The Commission may admit the candidates provisionally after
summarily checking of the applications but if it is found at any stage
that applicant was not eligible or that his/her application should have
been rejected or was not entertainable initially, his/her candidature will
be rejected and if the candidate is selected, the recommendation of
the Commission for the appointment shall be withdrawn.
(11) The Commission reserves the right of cancelling the candidature
of any candidate found indulging in any malpractice i.e. copying in
examination hall or indiscipline, misbehaviour or canvassing for his/
her candidature. On violation of these instructions, the candidates may
be debarred from this examination as well as future Examinations and
selections. In this regard, decision of the Commission shall be final.
(12) In all communication to the Commission, the candidate must mention
the name of examination, advertisement No., registration No., date of
birth of candidate, father’s/Husband’s name and also the Roll Number,
if communicated.
(13) Candidates selected for appointment will have to undergo Medical
Examination as required under the Rules.
(14) On the basis of the Result of Preliminary Examination, thirteen
times candidates to the number of vacancies shall be declared
successful for the main examination and two times candidates to the
number of vacancies shall be called for the interview.
(15) In compliance with the Judgment/Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court
in the Writ Petition No. (C) 165/2005 Sanjay Singh vs. U.P. Public
Service Commission and Others the Scaling System will be applicable
as per requirement.
(16) The candidates who are appearing in the Examination of essential
qualification prescribed for the posts need not apply, because they
are not eligible.
(17) While filling the OMR answer sheets, the candidates must use Black
Ball Point Pen Only. Use of any other pen or pencil is strictly prohibited.
(18) Candidates are directed to fill in all the entries correctly in the
OMR Answer Sheet. In case of leaving them blank or filling them
erroneously the candidate will be wholly responsible for the same &
the commission will not evaluate his/her OMR Answer Sheet. The
informations filled in the OMR Answer sheets must not be erased by
whitener, blade or rubber etc.
(19) Candidates shall be provided OMR answer sheets in duplicates
i.e. original copy and candidate’s copy. After completion of the
examination, the candidates are required to hand over the original copy
to the Invigilator and the candidate’s copy to keep with them.
(20) In the Preliminary Examination for the objective type Question
papers, penalty (Negative Marking) shall be imposed for wrong answers
given by the candidates which is as below:–
(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For
each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the
candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will
be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a
wrong answer even if one of the given answer happens to be correct
and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate,
there will be no penalty for that question.
(21) The minimum efficiency standard for S.C. & S.T. candidates is
fixed 35% i.e. the Candidates of these Categories shall not be placed
in the merit/select list if they have secured less than 35% marks in the
Preliminary/Main examination. Similarly, the minimum efficiency standard
for the candidates of other categories is fixed 40% i.e. such candidates
shall not be placed in the merit/select list if they have secured less
than 40% marks in the Preliminary/Main examination. All such candidates
who have secured less marks than the marks of minimum efficiency
standard as fixed by the Commission shall be treated disqualify.
1. In no circumstances, applications of any stage shall be accepted
after the last prescribed date and time. Applications found without
requisite information and without photograph and signature, even when
received in time, may be summarily rejected.
2. In the On-line system, the candidates must ensure that all the requisite
information have been duly filled and must click the submit Button by
the last prescribed Date & Time. Candidates must take the Print and
keep it safely. In any discrepancy, the candidates will have to produce
the said print otherwise no request shall be entertained.
3. Those candidates, willing to take the benefit of the reservation/
age relaxation must obtain a certificate, issued by the competent
authority, in support of the reserved category, in the prescribed format
printed in this detailed advertisement (Appendix-3) and submit the
same to the Commission, whenever required to do so. Those claiming
more than one reservation/age relaxation will be given only one such
concession, which will be more beneficial. The Candidates who are not
originally domiciled of U.P. belonging to SC, ST, O.B.C., EWSs,
dependents of freedom fighters, Ex-Army personnel, Skilled Players
and P.H. are not entitled to benefit of reservation/age relaxation. Such
candidates will be treated as unreserved (general) candidates. In case
of the women candidates, the caste certificate issued from father side
will be treated valid.
4. The Commission do not advise to candidates about their eligibility.
Therefore, they should carefully read the advertisement and when
satisfied about their eligibility as per conditions of the advertisement,
only then apply. The candidates must possess all the requisite
qualifications till the last date for submitting the applications.
5. In the category of dependents of the freedom fighters only sons,
daughters, grandsons (Son’s son/daughter’s son) and granddaughters
(son’s daughter/daughter’s daughter, married/unmarried) are covered.
It is advised that the candidates of aforesaid category must obtain the
reservation certificate from the District Magistrate in terms of Govt.
Order No. 453/79-V-1-15-1(Ka)-14-2015, dated 07.4.2015 in the
prescribed format and submit the same.
6. In the event of involvement of a candidate in the concealment of any
important information, pendency of any case/criminal case, conviction,
more than a husband or wife being alive, submission of facts in a
distorted manner, malpractice, canvassing for candidature/selection
etc., the Commission reserves the right to reject the candidature and
debar him from appearing in the examination in question and in all
other future examinations and selections.
7. In case the candidates feel any problem in the “On-line Application”
they may get their problem resolved by contacting over phone or on
Website clicking ‘Contact us’.
8. The procedure relating to upload scanned photo and signature is
given in Appendix-1. The name of Districts for Preliminary Examination
are available in the advertisement in Appendix-2 and proforma for
reservation on Appendix-3. In the same way the plan of Examination
and the syllabus for Preliminary Examination on Appendix-4 and Plan
of Examination and the syllabus for main examination on Appendix-5.
Detailed Application Form:
At the top of the page, there is a Declaration for the candidates
they are advised to go through the content of the Declaration carefully.
Candidate has the option to either agree or disagree with the content
of Declaration by clicking on ‘I Agree or ‘I do not agree’ buttons. In
case the candidate opts to disagree, the application will be dropped,
and the procedure will be terminated. Accepting to agree only will submit
the candidate’s Online Application.
Notification Details
This section shows information relevant to Notification
Personal Details
This section shows Information about candidate personal details i.e.
Registration Number, candidate name, Father/Husband name, Gender,
DOB, UP domicile, Category, Marital status, email and contact number.
Other Details of candidate
Other details of candidate show the information about UP Freedom
Fighter, Ex Army, service duration and physical deformity.
Education & Experience Details
It show educational and experience details of the candidate.
Candidate address, photo & signature details
It shows communication address and photo with signature of the
Declaration segment
At the bottom of the page there is a ‘Declaration’ for the candidate.
Candidates are advised to go through the content of the Declaration
After filling all above particulars there is provision for preview
candidates detail before final submission of application form on clicking
on ”Preview” button.
Preview page will display all facts/particulars that the candidate have
mentioned on entry time if they are sure with filled details then click on
”Submit” button to finally push data into server with successfully
submission report that they can print.
Otherwise using ”Back” button the details can be Modified.
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 (General Studies)
1. General Science (High School Standard)
2. History of India
3. Indian National Movement
4. Indian Polity, Economy & Culture
5. Indian Agriculture, Commerce & Trade
6. Indian & Uttar Pradesh Geography & Natural resources
7. Current National and International Important events
8. Logic & Reasoning based on General Intelligence
9. Specific knowledge regarding Education, Culture, Agriculture, Industry
Trade, Living & Social Traditions of Uttar Pradesh.
10.Elementary Mathematics up to 8th level:–Arithmetic, Algebra and
11. Ecology and Environment
Agriculture Subject
Environmental factors of crop distribution and production. Climatic
elements as factor of crop growth. Cropping patterns in different agroclimatic zones of U.P. Concepts of multiple, multistory, relay and intercropping and their importance in relation to sustainable crop production.
Package and practices for production of important cereals, pulses,
oilseeds, fibre, sugare and cash crops grown during kharif and Rabi
seasons in different regions of U.P. Important features, scope and
propagation of various types of forestry plants with reference to agroforestry and social farestry. Weeds, their characteristics, dessimination,
association with various field crops, their multiplication and control.
Classification of Indian soils including modern concept. Mineral and organic
constituents of soils and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Problem
soils, extent and distribution in India and their reclamation. Essential plant
nutrituents and other beneficial elements in soil and plants. Their
occurrence, factors affecting their distribution, function and cycling.
Symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Principles of soil fertility
and its evaluation for judicious fertilizer use. Soil conservation, planning
on watershed basis. Dryland agriculture and its problems. Technology for
stabilizing agriculture production in rainfed agriculture area of U.P.
Necessity and scope of organic farming.
Irrigation and drainage. Farm management and its scope, importance
and characterisitcs. Role of cooperatives in agriculture economy. Type
and system of farming and factors affecting them. Agricultural extension,
its importance and role, method of extension programme, communication
and adoption of innovations. Training programme for extension workers
and farmers. Extension systems and programmes. Training and visits, KVK,
NATP, IVLP, DASP and ATMA. Farm machanization and its role in agricultural
production and rural employment.
Heredity and variation, Mendal’s law of inheritance, application of the
principles of plant breeding to the improvement of major field crops.
Methods of breeding to self and cross-pollinated crops. Introduction,
selection, hybridization, male sterility and self incompatibility. Seed
Technology and its importance, production, processing, storage and testing
of seeds. Role of national and state seed organization in production,
processing and marketing of improved seeds. Physiology and its
significance in agriculture. Absorption and translocation of water,
transpiration and water economy.
Photosynthesis–modern concepts and factors affecting the process.
Aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Growth and development. Plant growth
regulators and their machanism of action and importance in crop production.
Climatic requirements and cultivation of major fruits, vegetables and
ornamental crops, package and practices and scientific basis for the same.
Principles and methods of preservation of fruits and vegetables. Floriculture
including raising of ornamental plants. Diseases and pests of vegetables,
fruits, ornamentals, cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fibres, sugar and cash crops
of U.P. and measures to control plant diseases. Intigrated management of
pests and diseases. Food production and consumption trends in India,
national and international food policies, procurements, distribution,
processing and production constraints.
Syllabus Group ‘A’
(1) District Horticulture Officer-Class-2 (Grade-1)
• Agro climatic zones of U.P. and India, meaning and scope of agricultural
meteorology, atmospheric weather variables, Global warming, causes
of climatic change and its impact on agriculture. Weather hazardsdrought, floods, frost heat wave and cold wave etc.
• Integrated farming system-scope, importance, concepts of organic
farming. Weeds and their control. Concept of integrated nutrient
management, balance of nutrition, precision agriculture. Irrigation
and water management.
• Importance of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition. Establishment
of nursery of fruits and vegetables. Propagation, methods, Plantation
and lay out of orchards. Principles and methods of training and
pruning. Cultivation of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and medicinal
crops eg. mango, guava, anwala, papaya, banana, citrus, tomato,
brinzal, okara, carrot, chili, bottle guard, marigold, gladiolus,
ashwagandha and safed musali.
• Establishment of kitchen and nutritional garden. Organic farming of
fruits and vegetables. Preparation and methods of horticultural
products e.g.–Jam, Jelly, Squash, Pickles, tomato sauce and cordial.
(2) Principal-Government Food Science Training Centre/Food
Preservation Officer-Class-2
• Principles and methods of preservation of fruits and vegetables.
• Post harvest management of horticultural crops.
• Preparation of jam, jelly, marmalades, candy, pickles, ketchup, sauce,
squashes and cordials.
• Importance of fruits handling, grading packaging and types of storage
of fruits and vegetables with merits and demerits.
• Concepts of canning pasteurization, Zero-energy cool chamber,
degreening, maturity, indices, pre-cooling, controlled atmospheric
• Spoilage of food-classification of food in relation to spoilage agents.
• Industrial and export potential, Agricultural export zones and
industrial support.
• Vitamins present in important fruits and vegetables.
Group ‘B’
1(i) Senior Technical Assistant, Group “A” (Agronomy Branch)
• Meaning and scope of agricultural meterology, Atmospheric weather
variables, Global warming. Causes of climate change, and its impact
on agriculture, weather hazards-drought, floods, frost, heat wave
and cold wave etc. Agro climatic Zones of U.P. & India.
• Scientific principles of crop production, crop response production
functions, concept of soil plants relations, concept of growth, modern
concept of tillage, concept of Integrated nutrient management,
Balance nutrition, precision agriculture.
• Sustainable agriculture–problems and its impact on agriculture,
conservation agriculture, strategies in agriculture, resource use
efficiency and optimization of technologies.
• Farming system-scope, importance, concept, cropping system and
cropping pattern, multiple cropping, inter cropping. Integrated
farming system, organic farming.
• Weeds, their characteristics, weed biology, dissemination,
association with field crops, multiplication, weed control and
• Dry land agriculture, Rain fed Agriculture.
• Irrigation and water management criteria for scheduling irrigation,
drainage, runoff, Losses of water during irrigation, water use
• Package of practices for production of cereals, millets, pulses, oil
seeds, fiber, forage, sugar & cash crops. Grown in kharif, Rabi &
Zaid season in U.P. & India.
1(ii) Senior Technical Assistant Group-A (Botany Branch)
Subject: Agriculture Botany/Genetics and Plant Breeding
• Historical perspective of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Mendel’s laws
of inheritance, Multiple alleles, Gene interactions. Sex determination,
sex-linkage, Sex-influenced and sex-limited traits; Linkage-detection,
estimation; Recombination and genetic mapping in eukaryotes.
Organization of chromosome in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, artificial
chromosome construction and its uses; Special types of
chromosomes. Chromosomal theory of inheritance–Cell Cycle and
cell division–mitosis and meiosis. Crossing over-mechanisms and
theories of crossing over-cytological basis. Structural and Numerical
variations of chromosomes and their applications; Polyploidy and
role of polyploidsin crop breeding; Extra chromosomal inheritance.
Alien addition and substitution lines–creation and utilization;
Interspecific hybridization and allopolyploids; Synthesis of new crops.
• Nature, structure and replication of the genetic material; Organization
of DNA in chromosomes, Genetic code; Protein biosynthesis. Fine
structure of gene, Allelic complementation, Split genes, Overlapping
genes, Pseudogenes, Onco-genes. Regulation of gene activity in
prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Molecular mechanisms of mutation,
repair and suppression.
• Objectives, activity and important achievements of plant breeding.
Mode of reproduction and Patterns of Evolution in Crop Plants,
Centers of Origin, its significance. Genetic basis of breeding selfand                                                                                           cross-pollinated crops including mating systems and response
to selection-nature of variability, components of variation; Heritability
and genetic advance, genotype-environment interaction; Random
mating population-Frequencies of genes and genotypes-Causes of
change: Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. General and specific
combining ability; Types of gene actions and implications in plant
breeding; Plant introduction and role of plant genetic resources in
plant breeding. Self-incompatibility and male sterility in crop plants
and their commercial exploitation. Pure line theory, pure line
selection and mass selection, pedigree, bulk, backcross, single seed
descent and multiline method; Population breeding in self-pollinated
crops (diallel selective mating approach). Breeding methods in cross
pollinated crops; Population breeding-mass selection and ear-torow                                                                                                methods; early testing, recurrent selection schemes for intra
and inter-population improvement and development of synthetics
and composites; Hybrid breeding-genetically and physiological basis
of heterocyst and inbreeding, production of in breds, breeding
approaches for improvement of in breds predicting hybrid
performance; seed production of hybrid and their parent varieties/
in breds. Breeding methods in asexually propagated crops. Concept
of plant ideotype and its role in crop improvement. Special breeding
techniques-Mutation breeding. Plant breeders’ rights and regulations
for plant variety protection and farmers rights.
• Biotechnology and its relevance in agriculture, Tissue culture-History,
callus, suspension cultures, Regeneration; Somatic embryogenesis;
Anther culture; somatic hybridization techniques; Meristem, ovary
and embryo culture; cryopreservation. Techniques of DNA isolation,
quantification and analysis; Genotyping; Sequencing techniques;
Vectors, vector preparation and cloning, genomic and c DNA libraries,
Biochemical: morphological, and DNA-based markers (RFLP, RAPD,
AFLP, SSR, SNPs, ESTs etc.), mapping populations. Marker-assisted
selection for qualitative and quantitative traits; QTLs analysis in crop
plants. Genomics and geo informatics for crop improvement.
Recombinant DNA technology, transgenic, method of transformation,
vector-mediated gene transfer and physical methods of gene
transfer. Biotechnology applications in male sterility/hybrid breeding,
molecular farming. Genetically Modified Organism and related issues
(risk and regulations).
• Biotic and abiotic stress resistance, Host-pathogen interaction, gene-
for-gene hypothesis. Types and genetic mechanisms of resistance
to biotic stresses-Horizontal and vertical resistance in crop plants
and Gene Pyramiding.
• Variety Development and Maintenance; Variety testing, release and
notification systems in India. Genetic purity concept and DUS testing.
Factors responsible for genetic deterioration of varieties-safeguards
during seed production; Principles of quality seed production.
Generation system of seed multiplication-nucleus, breeders,
foundation, certified, Quality seed production technology of wheat,
paddy, pearl millet, sorghum, maize, pigeon pea, chickpea, field pea,
groundnut, soyabean, sunflower, rapeseed and mustard. Seed
certification procedures and Seed Act.
1(iii) Senior Technical Assistant “Group-A” (Plant Protection)
• History and importance of Plant Protection in India.
• Set up of Plant Protection organization in U.P.
• Principal of Pest control viz., Physical, Mechanical, Cultural and
biological and integrated control.
• Plant Protection equipment their care and maintenance.
• Storage pest of cereals and pulses.
• Pest management in major crops cereals (Paddy and Wheat) Millets
(Maize, Sorghum and Bajara), oil seed (Mustard, Sesame and
Sunflower), Pulses (Pigeon Pea, pea, chickpea and lentil) and
• General principal of plant protection and its importance in
• Principal plant infection, and methods of Isolation.
• Principal of plant disease control, Qurantine, Cultural Method,
Biological Method, Chemical control and disease Resistance. Seed
Treatment, Spraying and dusting. Mode of action of different groups
of fungicides and antibiotics.
• Symptoms, etiology, transmission and control of important disease
of cereals, legumes, oilseed, fruits and vegetables crops in
referances to U.P.
1(iv) Senior Technical Assistant, Group-“A” (Chemistry Branch)
• Soil–Physical, Chemical and Biological properties, processes and
factor of soil formation, Mineral and organic constituents for soil
and their role in maintaining soil productivity, Essential plant                                                                                                        nutrientsmacro and micro and other beneficial elements in soils.                                                                                                      Sources and forms of nutrient availability, Principles of soil fertility and
integrated nutrient management, Losses of nitrogen, fixation of
phosphorus and potassium in soils. Chemistry of acid, salt affected
and submerged soils and their reclamation methods. Soil types and
their important characteristics.
• Soil microbiology-ecology and types of organisms in different soils.
Microbial transformations of nutrients and biodegradation of soil
organic matter and pesticides and their use in crop production and
soil improvement.
• Soil, water and air pollution problems associated with agricultures.
Nature and sources of pollutants, Their effect on crops and soils:-
soil as sink for waste disposal-Pesticides-their classification,
behavior in soils, effect on soil micro organisms. Toxic elementsTheir sources,                                                                                behavior in soils, effect on nutrients and human health.
Pollution of water resources due to leaching of nutrients and
pesticides. Green house gasses-carbon dioxide, methane and
nitrous oxide. Amelioration of contaminated soil and water resources.
• Soil conservation and soil survey-definitions, objectives, types, land
use capability classification. Soil erosion-definition, processes, types
factors affecting it soil, run off and nutrient losses in water erosion
and their methods of estimation and measurement. Soil and water
conservation measure of water erosion, agronomical, mechanical
(engineering) and forestry. Wind erosion control measures-ground
surface and forestry (wind breaks and shelter belts).
• Dry land agriculture-measures for dry farming, dry land farming and
rainfed farming. Watershed management-concept, principles,
objectives, steps and components. Schemes related to watershed
management and concept of bio industrial watershed management.
Applications of Remote sensing, GIS and isotopes technology in
survey and identification of for planning and management of
watershed. Conservation irrigation-definition control on water
conveyance losses, surface sprinkler and trickle irrigation in water
saving. Drainage-possible reutilization of excess water by surface
and subsurface methods and low Cost bio drainage technique. Soil
conservation practices to support afforestation of problem sitesravines and                                                                                    gilled lands, waterlogged areas, salt affected soils, steep
chill slops, land slides and slips, stream bank control, sand dune
fixing and other wastelands. Agro forestry-definition, objectives, need
scope and system. Forestry options in mitigating climate change
and improvement:–agricultural development, ecological balance and
national economy. Gully control structures-tem porary and
permanent. Design and construction of checkdam, ponds and
(2) Post-Senior Technical Assistant, Group-“A” (Development
• Importance of Agro meteorology, Global warming Causes of climate
change and its impact on agriculture weather hazards-drought, flood
& frost, Agro climatic zones in U.P.
• Integrated forming system-scope, importance, concept cropping
system and cropping pattern, multiple cropping and intercropping,
organic farming.
• Sustainable agriculture problems & its impact on agriculture concept
of integrated nutrient management (INM), Integrated pest
management (IPM), Integrated weed management (IWM), watershed
management-concept, objective & steps of implementation.
• Role of Animal husbandry & dairy development in rural economy,
mushroom cultivation, Bee-keeping, Different Agricultural revolutions
in India, Types of seeds, Role of forestry in mitigation of climate
change, Agricultural Extension efrorts in pre independence and post
independence era. Role of KVK information technology and
communication in agriculture.
• Package and Practices
(i) Cereals-Rice, wheat, Maize, Jawar, Bajara.
(ii) Pulses-Arhar, Gram, Lantil, Field pea.
(iii) Oil seeds-Mustard, linssed, Til.
(iv) Cash crops-Sugarcane, Potato.
(v) Vegetables-Tomato, Brinzal, chilli, okra.
(vi) Fruits-Mango, Guava, Amla.
(vii) Flowers-Gladiolus, Marigold, Rose. Secretary


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