BPSC Block Horticulture Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024BPSC Block Horticulture

BPSC Block Horticulture Notification 2024: Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the BPSC Block Horticulture Notification 2024 as well as Bihar BHO Syllabus 2024. The syllabus is very important for the candidates as it gives them a plan to prepare for the exam. This article contains a comprehensive BPSC Horticulture Officer Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern which will help you to start your preparation as soon as possible.

BPSC Block Horticulture Officer Syllabus 2024

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the details of Bihar Block Horticulture Officer Syllabus and Exam Pattern as well as Bihar BHO Notification 2024. The application process is now closed and the next step will be the examination process, so candidates should start their preparation as soon as possible. The officials will release the exam date soon. For the convenience of the candidates, we have shared the details of BPSC Block Horticulture Officer Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024 in the article below.

BPSC Block Horticulture Officer Selection Process 2024

The selection process for this BPSC Block Horticulture Officer 2024 It consists of two stages- written exam and interview. The total marks for selection will be 100 marks. The written exam will be of 75 marks and the interview will be of 25 marks. Check out the two stages of Bihar Block Horticulture Officer Selection Process 2024 below.

  • Stage 1: Written Exam
  • Step 2: The Interview

Bihar Horticulture Officer Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates appearing for the written exam need to know that the exam will be of 75 marks. There will be 4 papers, each paper will be of 100 marks and a total of 75% marks will be calculated on the basis of the written exam. The remaining 25% marks will be calculated on the basis of the interview. For detailed information about the Bihar BHO Exam Pattern 2024, check the table below.

  • Bihar BHO Recruitment 2024 written exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper II, both of which are of 2 hours duration.
  • Paper 1 evaluates the candidates’ General Hindi and General Knowledge, each section consisting of 100 questions.
  • Paper 2 evaluates candidates on subjects including Horticulture Science and Agricultural Science, with 200 questions in each subject.
  • Irrespective of the subject, the total duration of both the papers is 2 hours.
Number of papersThemesNumber of questionsMarkDuration
1Ordinal numbers1001002 hours
1Common Sense1001002 hours
2Horticultural Science1002002 hours
2Agriculture Science1002002 hours

BPSC Block Horticulture Officer Syllabus

The BPSC Horticulture Officer Exam consists of 4 subjects:

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  • Ordinal numbers
  • Common Sense
  • Horticultural Science
  • Agriculture Science

There will be one paper for General Hindi and General Knowledge and two papers for Subject Knowledge. Check the detailed syllabus for each paper below.

Ordinal numbers

There are two major topics in General Hindi section. We have discussed the topics below for Grammar and Comprehension.

grammarAlphabet and Punctuation, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Verb, Case, Verb: Transitive, Intransitive Verb, Sentence Structure, Sandhi and Sandhi Science, Compound Words, Word Forms and Word Differences: Noun, Verb, Adjective Forms, Compound, Dual, Plural, Compound
collection of semantic wordsSynonyms, antonyms, synonyms
Punctuation and paragraph structureUse of punctuation marks, paragraph writing
Poetry and prosePoetry Writing, Prose
Idioms and proverbsIdioms and proverbs
history of Hindi languageHistory of Hindi Language
Vocabulary related to agriculture, commerce and industryVocabulary related to agriculture, commerce and industry

Common Sense

There are two primary topics in this section- Current Affairs and Static GK. Static GK includes topics like History, Geography, Politics, Economics and Science & Technology. Check out the detailed syllabus for General Knowledge in the table below.

HistoryAncient History of India, Modern History of India, Bihar-Specific History and Medieval History of India
GeographyIndian Geography, World Geography, Physical Geography and Bihar Geography
PoliticsIndian Constitution, Political System of Bihar, Governance System in India, Panchayati Raj System
Current AffairsNational and International Events, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Sports News, and Important Days
EconomicsIndian Economy, Economic Policies, Agriculture and Rural Development, Budget and Economic Survey
general awarenessImportant government schemes, census and demographics, social and cultural issues, and national and international organisations
Science and TechnologyPhysics, Chemistry, Space and Defence Programmes, Biology, Scientific Inventions and Discoveries
Environment and ecologyEnvironmental issues, biodiversity, climate change, conservation measures
gameRecent Sports Events, Sports Awards, Sports Celebrities
art and cultureIndian art and architecture, cultural heritage of Bihar, folk and classical dances

Agriculture Science

Agricultural Science is one of the most important and broad subjects for this exam. Check out the detailed breakdown of the syllabus below.

Agriculture ScienceMeaning and scope of agricultural science, National and International Agricultural Research, Institutes of India, Agro-climatic zones of India and Bihar, Weather and Climate, Micro-climate, Formation and classification of clouds, Basic weather forecasting, Dry land agriculture, Area, production and productivity of major crops in India and Bihar. Tillage, establishment of crop stand, planting geometry and its effect on growth and yield of cropping systems, Harvesting and classification of crops. Concept of multiple cropping, multi-storey, relay and intercropping and their significance with food production. Basic elements of crop production, Factors affecting crop production. Irrigation, Definition and Objectives, Water resources and irrigation development in India and Bihar, Soil plant water relations. Definition, principles and components of organic farming. Sustainable agriculture: Introduction, definition, goals and current concepts, Factors affecting ecological balance and corrective measures; Land degradation and conservation of natural resources,
remote sensingApplication of remote sensing, GPS and GIS techniques in agriculture, Pedagogical and edaphological concepts, Earth’s crust, structure and weathering of rocks and minerals.
soil ScienceFactors and processes of soil formation, soil types, soil water movement, etc. Soil health assessment techniques. Soil is the source of plant nutrients. Criteria for essentiality of nutrients and their functions, types of nutrients in soil. Mechanism of transport of nutrients to plants and factors affecting availability of nutrients to plants. Acidic, calcareous and salt affected soils: their characteristics, availability of nutrients and remediation (mechanical, chemical and biological methods). Fertilizers and pesticides and their effect on soil, Indian standards for water quality, use of saline water in agriculture, various approaches to soil fertility assessment.
Genetics, Plant Breeding, and Plant PathologyIndian history of plant breeding, major objectives and achievements of plant breeding in India, nature of pollination of crops, parthenocarpy, etc.
Entomology and beneficial insectsEconomic importance of insects, general morphology and anatomy of insects, classification of insects, bee-keeping, vegetables, etc.
GardeningDefinition and importance of horticulture, classification of horticulture, area and production of various fruit vegetables and flower crops, planting systems etc.
Extension EducationAgricultural extension, its importance, extension teaching methods, Etawah pilot project, community development programme, Panchayati Raj system, high yielding variety programme. National demonstration programme. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ATMA. Institutional Village Linkage Programme (IVLP), IRDP, demonstration, leadership, attitude, knowledge, skills, training, communication skills. Local leaders, adoption and diffusion. Innovations and their characteristics, Kisan Call Centre, Entrepreneurship in Agriculture, SWOT analysis.

Horticultural Science

Like Agricultural Science, this section also consists of many topics. Check the table below for more details.

Pomology (fruits)Definition and importance of fruits, status and scope of fruit crops, classification of fruit crops based on climatic zones, various methods of propagation of fruit plants, site selection and layout of orchards, high density planting, planting systems, fencing and windbreaks, use of rootstock, production technology of fruit crops like mango, litchi, banana, guava etc.
Olericulture (Vegetables)Definition and importance of vegetables, status and scope of vegetable production in Bihar and India, types of vegetables, horticulture, classification of vegetables, nursery management etc.
Floriculture (Flowers)Definition and importance of flowers, status and scope of floriculture, production techniques of flower crops like rose, tuberose, gladiolus etc.
Medicinal and aromatic spicesImportance and scope of spices and plantation crops, Production technology of spices :- ginger, turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, fennel, nigella and oregano, Plantation crops Scientific cultivation of coconut, arecanut, betel, oil palm, climate, origin, soil propagation methods, botany, manure requirements, varieties, sowing/planting time, spacing, irrigation, weeding, harvesting and yield.
Production technology of medicinal and aromatic plants: –
1. Medicinal crops: Dioscorea, opium, periwinkle, aloe, guggul, belladonna, amla.
2. Aromatic crops: lemon grass, citronella, palmarosa,
Preparation of jams, jellies, marmalades, candies, crystallised and glazed fruits, chutneys, pickles, ketchup, sauces, purees, syrups, juices, squashes and cordials.
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