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TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Online Application Form

TNPSC i.e Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Recruitment 2017 Online Application Form for total 1953 Clerk, Steno-Typist, Assistant vacancies advertisement has been publish today.

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TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Online Application Form

TNPSC Recruitment 2017

TNPSC Recruitment 2017

Applications are invited only through online mode from applicants upto 26.05.2017 for direct recruitment against the vacancies in the following posts included in Combined Civil Services Examination–II (2017-2018) (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services) [Service Code No.004].



It is mandatory for the applicants to register their basic particulars through One-Time online Registration system on payment of Rs.150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) towards registration fee and then should apply online for this recruitment. The One-Time Registration will be valid for 5 years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee.

Vacancies in TNPSC Recruitment 2017

Total vacancies in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Clerk, Steno-Typist, Assistant post details are given below.

SL No.

Name of the Posts and Post CodesName of the Service

No. of vacancies

1

Personal Clerk in (other than Law and Finance Department) Secretariat

(Post Code No: 1078)

Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service

6 (ST- Carried Forward vacancies)

2

Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

(Post Code No:1082 )

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

1

3

Steno-Typist in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat

(Post Code No:1085 )

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service

6

Assistant in various Departments in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service

4

Assistant in Industries and Commerce Department

(Post Code No: 1027)

Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service

130

5

Assistant in Commissioner of Revenue Administration Department

(Post Code No: 1030)

6

6

Accountant in Treasuries and Accounts Department

(Post Code No:1062 )

85

7

Assistant in Prison Department

(Post Code No: 2205)

20

8

Assistant in Registration Department

(Post Code No. 2218)

128

9

Assistant in Backward Classes Welfare Department

(Post Code No: 2259)

2

10

Assistant in Fisheries Department

(Post Code No: 2261)

18

11

Assistant in Labour Department

(Post Code No: 2264)

24

12

Assistant/ Accountant /Store Keeper in Employment and Training Department

(Posts Code No: 2266 )

92

13

Assistant in Highways Department

(Post Code No: 2268)

156

14

Assistant in Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department

(Post Code No: 2271)

18

15

Assistant in NCC Department

(Post Code No: 2272)

23

16

Assistant in Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption Department

(Post Code No: 2277)

2

17

Assistant in Survey and Land Records Department

(Post Code No:2280)

105

18

Assistant in Stationery and Printing Department

(Post Code No:2282)

54

Assistant in the Divisions of Commercial Taxes Department

19

Commissioner of Commercial Taxes

(Post Code No: 1025)

Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service

22

20

Chennai (South )Division

(Post Code No: 2208)

56

21

Tiruchirappalli Division

(Post Code No: 2209)

27

22

Vellore Division

(Post Code No: 2211)

9

23

Coimbatore Division

(Post Code No: 2212)

12

24

Madurai Division

(Post Code No: 2213)

35

25

Tirunelveli Division

(Post Code No: 2214)

20

Assistant in various Departments in the Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service / Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission/ Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service

26

Assistant in (Other than Law and Finance Department) Secretariat

(Post Code No:1075 )

Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service

30

27

Assistant in (Law Department) Secretariat

(Post Code No:1076 )

8

28

Assistant in (Finance Department) Secretariat

(Post Code No:1077)

15

29

Assistant in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

(Post Code No:1081)

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

3

30

Assistant in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat

(Post Code No:1084 )

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service

15

31

Lower Division Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat

(Post Code No:1086 )

12

Assistant in Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation

32

Assistant in Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation

(Post Code No:2284)

8

Total

1148 Posts

The following vacancies have been announced in this Notification pending approval of the Staff Committee Hence, the number of vacancies given against these posts are subject to approval of Staff Committee.

SL No.

Name of the Posts and Post CodesName of the Service

No. of vacancies

1

Assistant in Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department

(Post Code No: 1026)

Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service

65

2

Assistant in Police Department

(Post Code No: 2206)

213

3

Assistant in Transport Department

(Post Code No: 2216)

60

4

Assistant in Highways Department

(Post Code No: 2268)

70

5

Assistant in Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department

(Post Code No: 2271)

55

6

Assistant in School Education Department

(Post Code No: 2274)

130

7

Assistant in Forest Department

(Post Code No:2278)

119

8

Assistant in Commercial Taxes, Chennai (South ) Division

(Post Code No: 2208)

52

9

Assistant in Urban Land Ceiling and Urban Land Tax Department

(Posts Code No: 2281)

41

Total

805 Posts

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Eligibility

Minimum educational qualification for TNPSC Recruitment 2017 for the Clerk, Steno-Typist, Assistant posts is given below.

SL No.

Name of the PostsEducational Qualification

Technical Qualification

1

(i) Personal Clerk in Secretariat (other than Law and Finance Department)

(ii) Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

(iii) Steno-Typist in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat

Any Bachelor’s Degree

(i) Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:- both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English and

(ii) Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Shorthand:- both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English Provided that if with the qualifications referred to in items (i) and (ii) above are not available, who have passed the following examinations in the order of preference indicated below will be considered for selection namely: –

(a) Government Technical
Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil both by the Higher Grade and Typewriting and Shorthand in English both by the Lower Grade.

(b) Government Technical

Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand in English both by the Higher Grade and Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil both by the Lower Grade.

(iii) Certificate course in Computer on Office Automation conducted by the Technical Education Department.

Note: Applicants who do not possess the qualification in “Computer on Office Automation” conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected they should acquire such qualification with

2

Assistant in the following departmental units:-

Civil supplies and consumer protection, Industries and Commerce, Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Prison, Police, Registration, Backward Classes Welfare, Fisheries, Labour, Employment and Training, Highways, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, National Cadet Corps, Vigilance and Anti- Corruption, Forest, Survey and Land Records, Urban Land ceiling and Urban land Tax, Stationery and Printing, Divisions of Commercial Taxes, Assistant in Secretariat, (other than Law and Finance Department) Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation, Transport and School Education.

Educational Qualification

Any Bachelor’s Degre

3

Accountant in Treasuries and Accounts Department

Any Bachelor’s Degree

Other things being equal, preference shall be given to person who holds a degree in Commerce.

4

Assistant in (Law Department) Secretariat

B.L. Degree awarded by any University recognised by the University Grants Commission

5

Assistant in (Finance Department) Secretariat

Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce

Or

 Economics

or

Statistics

6

Assistant and Lower Division Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat

Any Bachelor’s Degree

Note :

  • (i) The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies, viz SSLC, HSC or its equivalent and UG Degree. (Section 25 of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act 2016) The results of exam should have been declared on or before the date of notification.
  • (ii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification in the form of G.O. issued prior to the date of this notification when called for, failing which their application will be summarily rejected. The G.O’s issued regarding equivalence of prescribed qualification after the date of this notification will not be accepted.

Age Limit

Name of the Posts

Minimum Age (For all)

Maximum Age

For Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes (Other than Muslim), Backward Classes (Muslims) an

For “Others” [i.e Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ]

For all posts

18 YearsNo Maximum age limit

30 Years

Note :

AGE CONCESSIONS :-

  • (i) No Maximum age limit for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs and DWs of all castes.

(ii) For Differently Abled Persons:

  • (a) No maximum age limit for the applicants who belong to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs.
  • (b) Differently Abled Persons of the ‘Other Communities’ are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed above.

(iii) For Ex-servicemen:

  • (a) No maximum age limit for the applicants who belong to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs.
  • (b) The maximum age limit is 48 years for “others” (i.e) Applicants not belonging to any of the categories mentioned in (a) above.
  • (c) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the applicants

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Pay Scale | Salary

  • (PB – 1) Rs. 5200/- to Rs. 20200/- + Grade Pay Rs. 2800/- & Rs.2600/-

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Advertisement

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Selection Process

  • The selection will be made on the basis of the marks obtained by the applicants in the written Examination and the post option exercised by the applicants following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each post and unit.

TNPSC Exam Pattern | Syllabus 2017

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION (SINGLE PAPER) (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (DEGREE STANDARD)

Note:- i. Applicants are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the language part of the Paper. ii. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil / General English will be set in the respective languages. iii. Refer para 22 of “Instructions to Applicants” in regard to instructions to be followed while appearing for competitive examinations conducted by the Commission. iv. The Syllabi are as find in Annexure- II to this Notification and also available in the Commission’s website www.tnpsc.gov.in.

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – II
Group- II-A Services
General Studies – Main Examination
All Non –Interview Post
Topics for Objective Type

Unit‐I General science :

Physics‐Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries‐ National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.

Chemistry‐Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany‐‐Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration

Zoology‐Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases

Unit‐II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States ‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility‐

Geography‐‐Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐

Economics‐ Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt. sector

Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication

Unit III. Geography :- Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐ Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐

Unit IV. History and culture of India

South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐ Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.

UNIT‐V. INDIAN POLITY

Constitution of India‐ Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory ‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive‐. State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐. Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations‐ Emergency provisions‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women.

UNIT‐ VI. INDIAN ECONOMY

Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income Rural welfare oriented programmes‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission‐ National Development Council

UNIT ‐ VI. INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence—

UNIT‐ VII. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS

Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work Decision making and problem solving‐Logical Reasoning‐ Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

SYLLABUS – GENERAL ENGLISH
S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)
Grammar
PART A

1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B. 2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
7. Select the correct Question Tag
8. Select the correct Tense
9. Select the correct Voice
10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
13. Comprehension
14. Select the correct sentence
15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
16. Select the correct Plural forms
17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)
18. Identify the correct Degree.
19.Form a new word by blending the words.
20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part-B
Literature

1.Figures of speech observed in the following Poems:

Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron – Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis – Rhyme Scheme – Rhyming Words – Repetition – Apostrophe

A Psalm of Life – Women’s Rights – The Nation United – English words – Snake – The Man He Killed – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 – The Solitary Reaper – Be the Best – O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth – Don’t quit – The Apology – Be Glad your Nose is on your face – A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire – The Piano – Manliness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.

2.Preciation Questions from Poetry

A Psalm of Life – Women’s Rights – The Nation United – English words – Snake – The Man He Killed – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 – The Solitary Reaper – Be the Best – O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth – Don’t quit – The Apology – Be Glad your Nose is on your face – A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire – The Piano – Manliness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.

3.Important lines from Poems.

Where the mind is without fear – The Solitary Reaper – Going for water – A Psalm of Life – Be the Best – Sonnet No.116

4.Questions on the Biography of

Mahatma Gandhi – Jawaharlal Nehru – Subash Chandra Bose – Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala – Dr.Salim Ali – Rani of Jhansi – Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

5.Questions on Shakespeare’s

Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) – Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) – Sonnet 116

6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s

The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant

7.r.Karl Paulnack
Music-The Hope Raiser

8.omprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:

Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’) – Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ – Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ – Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ – Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’

9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ – Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai – Brihadeesvarar Temple

10.ritish English – American English

Part-C
Authors and their Literary Works

1.Match the Poems with the Poets A psalm of Life – Be the Best – The cry of the children – The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology – Be Glad your Nose is on your face – The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream – Be the Best – O captain My Captain – Snake – Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear – The Man He Killed – Nine Gold Medals

2.Which Nationality the story belongs to? The selfish Giant – The Lottery Ticket – The Last Leaf – How the Camel got its Hump – Two Friends – Refugee – The Open Window

3.Identify the Author with the short story The selfish Giant – The Lottery Ticket – The Last Leaf – How the Camel got its Hump – Two Friends – Refugee – The Open Window – A Man who Had no Eyes – The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano – The face of Judas Iscariot – Swept Away – A close encounter – Caught Sneezing – The Wooden Bowl – Swami and the sum

4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?

5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ? Robert Frost – Archibald Lampman – D.H. Lawrence – Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das – Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Famida Y. Basheer – Thomas Hardy – Khalil Gibran – Edgar A. Guest – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Jack Prelutsky – F. Joanna – Stephen Vincent Benet – William Shakespeare – William Wordsworth – H.W. Long Fellow – Annie Louisa walker – Walt Whitman – V.K. Gokak.

6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors: Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House R.K. Narayan – Swami and the sum – Rabindranath Tagore – Where the mind is without fear – Dhan Gopal Mukherji – Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal – After the Storm – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – Vision for the Nation Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree – Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie – Dr. Neeraja Raghavan – The Sun Beam

7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from Julius Caesar – The Merchant of Venice

8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character

11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title The Selfish Giant – How the camel got its hump – The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf – Two friends – Refugee – Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday

12. About the Poets Rabindranath Tagore – Henry Wordsworth Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak – Walt Whitman – Douglas Malloch

13. About the Dramatists William Shakespeare – Thomas Hardy

14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a friend – To cook and Eat – To India – My Native Land – A tiger in the Zoo – No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology – The Flying Wonder

15. Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare – William Wordsworth – H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker – Oscar Wilde – Pearl S. Buck

16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works? Snake – The Mark of Vishnu – Greedy Govind – Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear – Keep your spirits high – Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire – The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi

17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?

18. To Which period the Poets belong William Shakespeare – Walt Whitman – William Wordsworth – H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker – D.H. Lawrence

19. Matching the Poets and Poems Discovery – Biking – Inclusion – Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend – To cook and Eat – Bat – To India – My Native Land – A tiger in the Zoo – No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology – The Flying Wonder – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Be the best – Is life, but a dream – Women’s rights – The Nation united – English words – Snake – The man he killed

20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation Flying with moon on their wings – Migrant bird – Will Thirst Become – Unquenchable? – Going for Water – Swept away – Gaia tells her

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Important Dates

A.

Date of Notification27.04.2017

B.

Last date for submission of applications26.05.2017

C.

Last date for payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office29.05. 2017

D.

Date of Written Examination06.08.201710:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Online Application Form

  • 1. Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s Websites www.tnpsc.gov.in/www.tnpscexams.net/ www.tnpscexams.in
  • 2. One Time Registration (OTR) and Applicants Dashboard are mandatory before applying for any post. Applicant should register only once in the One Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as Registration fee. Successfully registered One Time Registration is valid for 5 years from the date of Registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant
  • 3. For applying in One Time Registration, the applicants should have scanned image of their photograph and signature in CD/DVD/Pen drive to upload the photo and signature.
  • 4. Applicants who have alrdeady registered in One Time Registration on or before 29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and Password to create Applicants Dashboard in the new One Time Registration system. No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID in One-Time Registration.
  • 5. Enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them.
  • 6. One- Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just collection of information from the applicants and giving a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click “Apply” against the recruitment notified in the Commission’s Website using the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE-TIME REGISTRATION.
  • 7. Select the name of the post or service for which you wish to apply.
  • 8. Applicants are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.
  • 9. An Online application uploaded without the photograph and signature will be rejected.
  • 10. All the particulars mentioned in the online application including name of the applicant, Post applied, Educational qualifications, Communal Category, Date of Birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no Modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online. Since certain fields are firm and fixed and cannot be edited, applicants are requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.
  • 11. Print Option:-
    i. After submitting the application, applicants can print / save their application in PDF format.
    ii. On entering registration number and password, applicants can download their application and print, if required.
    iii. Need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. The certificates will be verified only when the applicant come up for next stage of selection.
  • 12. One time registration will not be considered as an application for any post.

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Application Fees

(a)

Registration Fee

For One Time Registration (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide G.O.(Ms).No. 32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017)

Note: Applicants who have already registered in One Time Registration system paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and those who have registered for One-Time Registration on or after 01.03.2017 by paying Rs.150/- are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.

Rs. 150/-

(b)

Examination Fee

Note: The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concession noted below

Rs. 100/-

EXAMINATION FEE CONCESSION :

Category

Concession

Condition

(i) Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled TribesFull Exemption

(ii) Differently Abled Persons, Destitute Widow of all communitiesFull Exemption(i) For Differently Abled persons, the disability should be not less than 40%.

(ii) For DWs, the DW certificate should have been obtained from the RDO / Sub Collector.

(iii) Most Backward Class / Denotified communities, Backward Classes (Other than Muslim), Backward class (Muslim)Those who have not availed three free chances so far in any of the previous recruitments may avail exemption from payment of examination feeShould not have availed three free chances in any of the previous recruitments.
(iv) Ex-ServicemenThose who have not availed two free chances so far in any of the previous recruitments may avail exemption from payment of examination fee(i) Should not have availed two free chances in any of the previous recruitments.

(ii) Fee concession will not apply to those who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

(i) The Three/two free chances referred to above are not for EACH POST but for ANY THREE/TWO APPLICATION ONLY. The claim for exemption from payment of examination fee made in any application which is rejected/admitted or withdrawn will be counted as a free chance availed.

(ii) Failure to pay the prescribed fee along with the application in-time will be liable for rejection of application.

(iii) If the fee concession claimed in the application exceeds the admissible limits announced above, the application will be rejected. (For further details regarding fee concession, refer para 12 of “Instructions to Applicants”)

Mode of Application Fees :

  • Examination fee Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred only) is payable by online through Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card or it can be paid by offline at SBI / at Indian Bank / at Post Office within 2 days from the date of submission of online application, by choosing the option in the online application.
  • Applicants have to register their basic particulars through One -Time Registration which is mandatory on payment of Rs.150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) towards registration fee and then should apply online for this recruitment. The One-Time Registration will be valid for 5 years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee. Applicants who have already registered in One – Time Registration system on payment of Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and those who have registered for One-Time Registration on or after 01.03.2017 by paying Rs.150/- towards One-Time Registration are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.
  • Applicants have also to pay the service charges applicable to the State Bank of India / Indian Bank/Post Office.
  • Applicants can avail exemption from paying examination fees as per eligibility criteria.
  • Offline mode of payment in the form of Demand Draft / Postal Order etc., will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected.
  • Those who have registered in the One-Time Registration system, and paid the registration fee of Rs.150/- and received the registration ID need not pay the Registration fee i.e., Rs.150/- and it is enough to pay the examination fee alone.
  • Applicants who have made One-Time Registration must pay the prescribed examination fee for this recruitment. (One – Time Registration is only to avail exemption for Registration fee for a period of 5 years from the date of registration and it will not be considered as prescribed examination fee for this recruitment.) (For further details regarding the Examination fee concessions, refer para 12 of the ‘Instructions to Applicants’)

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TNPSC i.e Tamil Nadu Public Service Commision Recruitment 2017 Online Application Form for total 333 Assistant Agricultural Officer vacancies advertisement has been publish today.

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Online Application Form

TNPSC Recruitment 2017

TNPSC Recruitment 2017

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Advertisement Notification Apply Online www.tnpsc.gov.in for the post of Assistant Agricultural Officer this is the Latest Job & Careers opportunities in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has recently publish an advertisement notification for Assistant Agricultural Officer Posts vacancies jobs opening for March 2017.

Applications are invited only through online mode upto 07.04.2017 for Direct Recruitment to the vacancy in the following post:- It is mandatory for the Applicants to register their basic particulars through one time online registration system on payment of Rs.150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) towards registration fee and then should apply online for this recruitment. The One-Time Registration will be valid for 5 years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee.

Vacancies in TNPSC Recruitment 2017

Total vacancies in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Assistant Agricultural Officer post details are given below.

                   Name Of the Post

               Number of Vacancies
Assistant Agricultural Officer

326+ 7 carried forward vacancies

DISTRIBUTION OF VACANCIES

TNPSC DISTRIBUTION OF VACANCIES

TNPSC DISTRIBUTION OF VACANCIES

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Eligibility

Minimum educational qualification for TNPSC Recruitment 2017 for the Assistant Agricultural Officer posts is given below.

Applicants should possess the following Qualification on the Date of this Notification.

(i) Must have passed Higher Secondary (Plus Two) Examination.
(ii) Must possess two years Diploma in Agriculture from the Institutions recognised by the Government of Tamil Nadu or affiliated with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University; or Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul District; or any other institutions under the control of the Commissioner of Agriculture.

Note: (i) The qualification prescribed for this post should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies SSLC, HSC and Diploma. The results of exam should have been declared on or before the date of notification. (ii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification in the form of G.O. issued prior to the date of this notification when called for, failing which their application will be summarily rejected. The G.O’s issued regarding equivalence of prescribed qualification after the date of this notification will not be accepted. (Refer para 10 of the ‘Instructions to Applicants’).

Certificate upoload

The Candidates should upload the Diploma certificate at the time of applying online failing which their application will be rejected.

Note:-

If no proper certificate in the prescribed PDF format is uploaded or if the certificate uploaded by the applicant is not clear and not readable, the online application of the applicant will be rejected without any further notice.

Age LImit

Category of CandidatesMinimum Age (Should have completed)Maximum Age (should not have completed)
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all Castes18 YearsNo Maximum Age Limit
“Others” [i.e. Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs]18 Years30 Years

AGE CONCESSION

(i) For Differently Abled Persons: Differently Abled Persons are eligible for age concession up to 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed above.

(ii) For Ex-servicemen

(a) No maximum age limit for the Applicants who belong to SC, SC (A), ST, MBC/DC, BC and BCM.
(b) The maximum age limit is 48 years for “others” (i.e) Applicants not belonging to any of the above said categories.
(c) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the Applicants those who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

Note: “Others” [i.e. Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit.

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Pay Scale | Salary

                   Name Of the Post               Pay Scale | Salary
Assistant Agricultural OfficerRs.5,200-20,200/- (PB2) + 2,800/- Grade Pay

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Advertisement

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Selection Process

  • Selection will be made in two successive stages i.e., (i) Written Examination and (ii) Oral Test in the form of an interview. Final selection will be made on the basis of total marks obtained by the candidates at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments. Appearance in both the papers of the Written Examination and Oral Test is compulsory. A candidate who has not appeared in any one of the papers in Written Examination or Oral Test will not be considered for selection, even if he/she secures qualifying marks in the Written Examination or Oral Test. (For further details Refer para 23 (b) of the Instruction to Applicants).

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 CENTRES FOR EXAMINATION

The Written Examination will be held at the following Centres.

Name of the CentreName of the CentreName of the Centre
ChennaiMaduraiTiruchirappalli
CoimbatoreSalemTirunelveli

Note: (i) Applicants should appear for the written examination / Oral Test/ Certificate Verification at their own expenses. (ii) The Commission reserves the right to increase or reduce the number of Examination Centres and to re-allot the candidates.

TNPSC Exam Pettern 2017

TNPSC Exam Pettern 2017

TNPSC Exam Pettern 2017

Note:
a) The question paper in Paper I and II will be set both in Tamil and English.
b) Refer para 22 of “Instructions to Applicants” in regard to instructions to be followed while appearing for competitive examinations conducted by the Commission
c) The syllabus for the subjects mentioned in Paper-I and Paper-II are as find in Annexure-I to this Notification.

TNPSC Exam Syllabus 2017

ANNEXURE – I
SYLLABUS
PAPER – I
AGRICULTURE (DIPLOMA STANDARD)

Subject Code: 212

Unit -I -Agronomic principles, practices and meteorology

Agriculture – Definition – Scope of agriculture in India and Tamil Nadu – Branches of agriculture – Agronomy – Art and Science of Crop Production. Agronomical classification of crops – their importance. Major crops of India and Tamil Nadu. Factors affecting Crop Production – Moisture, Aeration, Light, Temperature and Nutrients. Cropping systems – definitions, Principles. Principles and Practices of Agricultural Operations – Tillage and Tilth – Objectives and Types of Tillage – Primary tillage, Secondary Tillage and Intercultural Operations, Implements and Tools in Agriculture.

Meteorology – Agricultural Meteorology – Definition – Importance in Crop Production – Atmosphere – Components and its importance – Weather Parameters and their role in Crop Production. Rainfall – Spatial and Temporal Variability in Tamil Nadu across Seasons – Agro Climatic Zones of Tamil Nadu

Irrigation – sources of water for irrigation – water movement,– soil moisture constants – available soil moisture – effect of water stress on crop yield – water use efficiency – water requirement of major crops – critical stages of water requirement – irrigation scheduling – types and advantages – Irrigation methods – Irrigation water use efficiency – management of poor quality irrigation water – soil erosion due to water and control.

Weeds – definition and importance of weed control in crop production – classification of weeds – methods of weed control – manual, mechanical, cultural, chemical and biological methods – relative merits and demerits – Herbicide classification based on mode of action and method of application – common herbicides available in the market– weed control practices for major crops – parasitic, problematic and aquatic weed management – integrated weed management – concepts and practices

Agronomic Practices including Climatic and Soil Requirement, Land Preparation – Seeds and Sowing – Varieties – Fertilizer Management – Irrigation – Weed Control – Harvesting – Cropping Systems for Cereals, Millets, Pulses, Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Forages and Green Manure Crops. Cultivation of Mulberry Crop.

Unit-II -Dry Farming and Agro-Forestry

Dry Farming – Definition and Present Status in Tamil Nadu – Soils of Dry Farming Tracts and their limitation to Crop Production – Major Crops of Dry Land. Suitable Dry Land Technology for increased Crop Productivity – Pre-monsoon sowing – Conventional Crop Production Vs Alternate land Use in Dry Land – Integrated Farming Systems in drylands. Erosion – Classification of Erosion – Water and Wind Erosion – Land Slide – Contour Bund, Graded Bund, Bench Terrace, Contour Stone Wall. Gully Control Structures – Cultivation Practices – Water Harvest – Farm Ponds – Percolation Ponds –Weather aberrations and Contingent Crop Planning – Important Drought Events in Tamil Nadu and their effect on Crop Production; Watershed development – definition and components

Land use classification – Role of Forests – Indian forests – Status – Classification – Disciplines in Forestry – Agroforestry – Definition – Differences between Agroforestry, Social Forestry, Urban Forestry – Advantages – Agroforestry Systems – Primary Systems – Agrisilviculture, Silvipasture, Agrisilvipasture – Mixed Wood Lots – Sub Systems – Shifting Cultivation – Taungya – Home Gardens – Alley cropping – Wind Break and Shelter Belts – Agroforestry Practices. Constraints in Agroforestry – Trees for Problem Soils – Sand – Sand Dune Stabilisation – Social Forestry Projects in Tamil Nadu –Industrial Agroforestry – Waste land development – types of wastelands and management practices. Management Practices for Multi Purpose Trees (MPT) – Teak, Casuarina, Ailanthus, Neem, Bamboo, Acacia.

Unit-III -Soils and Fertility Management

Definition of Soil – Its main components – Soils of Tamil Nadu. Soil Physical Properties – Colour, Texture, Structure, Bulk Density, Pore Space, Soil water, Soil Air, Soil Temperature and their significance in crop production. Soil Chemical Properties – Soil Colloids – Ion- exchange Reactions – Soil Organic Matter and its decomposition – Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles – Soil Micro Organisms – Importance of Organic Matter on Soil Properties. Soil Reaction – Acid, Saline and Alkaline Soils – Their Formation and Reclamation – Soil Pollutants. Soil Fertility – Major, Secondary and Minor Plant Nutrients. Soil Fertility evaluation, Soil Testing and fertilizer recommendations. Fertilizers – Nitrogenous, Phosphatic and Potassic Fertilizers – Complex and Mixed Fertilizers, Efficient use of Fertilizers. Bio-Fertilizers – Groups of Bio-Fertilizers – Bacterial, Fungal, Algal and Azolla. Irrigation water – Qualities of irrigation water – Water testing.

Unit-IV- Horticultural Crop Cultivation Techniques

Study of Cultural Practices of the following Fruit Crops with reference to Soil, Climate, Varieties, Methods of Propagation, Cultural, Manurial, Horticultural and Irrigation practices – physiological and nutritional disorders – Training and Pruning – Role of Growth Regulators – Maturity Standards – Methods of Harvesting – Yield. Post harvest Technology – Grading – Packing – Storage. Tropical fruits:- Mango, Banana, Grapes, Papaya, Sapota, Guava, Citrus, Pomegranate, Ber, Annona, Amla and Jack. Subtropical and Temperate fruits: Apple, Pear, Peach, Plum and Pineapple. Propagation methods – sexual, asexual and micro-propagation – merits and demerits – steps in micro-propagation – packing and marketing of tissue culture plants.

Importance of Vegetables – Nutritive Value – Types of Vegetable Garden: Kitchen Garden, Nutritional Garden, Truck Garden, Commercial Garden – Soil and Climatic Requirements, Varieties, Cultural Practices, Irrigation, weeding – use of growth regulators, manuring, Harvesting, Yield and Post Harvest Handling of Tomato, Brinjal, Chillies, Bhendi, Onion, Cucurbits; Temperate Vegetables like Cauliflower, Cabbage, Turnip, Knol-khol; Salad Vegetables; Root and Tuber vegetables; Greens and Perennials – Tissue Culture achievements in Vegetables.

Cultural Requirements of Commercial Flower Crops – Jasmine, Rose, Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Tuberose, Crossandra, Cockscomb. Garden Design – Formal and Informal Gardens – Components of Garden – Lawns and Lawn Making – Study of Important Flowering Annuals, Flowering and Foliage Shrubs – Flowering and Foliage Trees – Creepers and Climbers – Cacti and Succulents – Indoor Plants and Indoor Decoration – Cut Flowers – Flower arrangement – Bonsai Culture and dry flower decoration.

Preparing ornamental garden design for home – Lawn Making; Different Methods of Lawn Making – Identification of Important Annuals, Herbaceous, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Cacti and Succulents, Creepers and Climbers, Bulbous Plants and Hedge Plants – Preparation of Pot Mixture – Potting and Repotting Exercise – Raising Nursery for Ornamental Plants – Flower Arrangement – Interior decoration – Bonsai Practices

Definition – Area and Production – Soil, Climate, Varieties, Propagation, Cultural, Manurial and Irrigation Practices, Training and Pruning, Harvesting, Yield, Processing, Grading and Packing, Value added Products of : Spices – Pepper, Cardamom, Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Allspice, Turmeric, Ginger, tamarind, Coriander and Fenugreek. Plantation Crops – Coffee, Tea, Coconut, Arecanut, Cashew, Cocoa and Rubber. Medicinal Crops – Coleus, Gloriosa, Ashwagandha, Senna, Keezhanelli, Agave, Thulasi and Achorus.

Unit-V -Breeding and Seed Production

Field Crops – Importance – Classification – Agricultural and Industrial – Chemical Composition of Economic Parts in the Crops & Cereals, Millets, Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibres, Sugar and Starch Crops. Plant Photosynthesis – Respiration – Translocation of Assimilates. Reproductive and Pollination System in Plants – Mechanisms promoting Self Pollination and Cross Pollination in crop plants – Genetic Conservation and utilization.

Breeding Techniques for Self Pollinated Crops – Pure line selection – Mass Selection – Hybridization and Selection – Pedigree Method – Bulk Method – For Crops like – Rice, Sorghum, Black gram, Groundnut. Breeding Techniques for Cross Pollinated and Often Cross Pollinated Crops – Mass Selection, Heterosis Breeding – Development of Hybrids – Single Cross – Double Cross and Poly Cross – Use of Male Sterile lines for Hybrid Seed Production – Synthetics and composites for crops like Maize, Cumbu, Redgram, Cotton, Castor, Sunflower, Coconut. Breeding Methods for vegetatively propagated crops – Clonal Selection – Hybridization and selection for crops like Sugarcane, Tapioca and Potato. Mutation in crop improvement – Polyploid in Crop Improvement – Inter Specific Hybridization.

Seed – Importance – Seed Quality Characteristics – Classes of Seed – Nucleus, Breeder, Foundation and Certified Seed – Guidelines for Seed Production – Multiplication Ratio – Seed Certification, general certification standards – Field Inspection – Methodology for Certification – Seed Standards – Floral biology – Pollination and Role of Insects, Environmental and Edaphic Factors. Seed Production Techniques for Varieties and Hybrid in Rice, Sorghum, Maize, Cumbu, Pulses, Cotton, Oilseeds and Important Vegetables: Tomato, Brinjal, Chillies, Bhendi, Lablab and Cucurbits. Harvesting, Processing, Treatment, Storage, Seed Health and Marketing.

Unit-VI -Plant Protection Principles and Practices

Insects – Definitions – Characters of Insects – Elementary knowledge of Insect – Dominance of Insects; Mouth Parts – Wings – Legs. Economic Classification of Insects – Sericulture – Rearing of Mulberry silk worms – Apiculture – Role of Bees in Crop Productivity – Hiving Bees and Apiary Management. Beneficial Insects – Insect Pollinators – Predators and Parasitoids. Pest – Definition – Categories of Pests – Pest outbreak – Pest Monitoring – Pest Surveillance – Forecasting – Economic Threshold Level – Economic Injury Level. Pest Management Components – Cultural, Physical, Mechanical, Legal and Integrated Methods – Use of Resistant Varieties, Biological Control – Parasitoids, Predator and Microbial Agents.

Pesticides – Groups, Classification, Mode of Action – Formulation and Uses, Principles of Pesticides application – Hazards in the use of Pesticides and Environmental Pollution – Safe Handling of Pesticides – Pesticide residue – Behavior modifying chemicals – Use of Pheromones in pest management and behavioral modifying chemicals; approach.

Damage symptoms – life cycle and management practices of insect and non insect pests of Rice, Sorghum, Maize, Cumbu, Ragi, Cotton, Sugarcane, Pulses, Groundnut, Castor, Gingelly, Sunflower, Brinjal, Tomato, Bhendi, Cucurbits, Crucifers, Moringa, Tapioca, Chillies, Onion, Coconut, Arecanut, Turmeric, Curry-leaf, Coffee, Tea, Cardamom, Pepper, Betelvine, Flower crops, Mango, Citrus, Banana, Grapes, sapota, Guava, Pomegranate, Pests of stored materials and their management

Plant diseases – definition, Causes of plant diseases – Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses and Mycoplasma – Categories of plant diseases – Mode of spread – Environmental factors influencing diseases out breaks. Control exclusion – Eradication – Immunization – Protection – Cultural – Methods of Control– Bio control – Economics of the new technologies, Useful fungi – mushroom, cultivation of Oyster mushroom, Trichoderma – utility. Characteristics of an ideal fungicide – Care in handling fungicides – Major groups. – Formulation and Applications – Phytotoxicity – Precautions in using fungicides – Antibiotics in plant disease management. Bio technology and its application in disease management – Assessment of crop diseases and losses – Principles of management in Plant Disease Control – Integrated Pest Management in plant disease control.

Major diseases caused by Fungi, Bacteria, Virus and Mycoplasma in Cereals (Rice, Sorghum, Maize, Cumbu, Ragi), Pulses ( Red gram, Black gram, Green gram, Bengal gram, Cowpea, Lablab) – Oil seeds (Groundnut, Gingelly, Sunflower, Castor), Cash crops (Cotton, Sugarcane, Tobacco, Betelvine) – Fruits (Mango, Banana, Grapevine, Sapota, Pomegranate, Papaya) – Vegetables (Tomato, Chilllies, Brinjal, Bhendi, Cucurbits, Crucifers, Onion, Garlic) – Plantation crops (Coffee, Tea, Rubber, Coconut, Arecanut) – Spices (Turmeric, Pepper, Cardamom, Coriander, Ginger) – Flowers (Rose, Jasmine, Crossandra, Chrysanthemum) and their management.

Unit-VII- Livestock, Poultry Management, Artificial Insemination and Calf Rearing

Significance of livestock and poultry in Indian economy –Role of livestock and poultry in Indian agriculture – Various systems of livestock production – extensive – semi intensive – intensive – mixed – Integrated farming systems – Manure management methods – Definition of breed – classification of indigenous, exotic cattle and buffaloes – Breed characteristics of Sindhi, Kangeyam and Umblacherry, Jersey, Holstein Fricsian, Murrah and Surti. Breeding – importance of cross breeding.

Artificial Insemination – merits and demerits – Housing management – farm site selection space requirement for calves, heifer, milch animal and work bullocks – Type and design of house. – Systems of housing – Single row system – Double row system – head to head and tail to tail – merits and demerits – Care and management of new born calf and heifers – Care and management of pregnant, lactating animals and work bullocks.

Milk – Definition – clean milk production – methods of milking – hand and machine milking – Processing of milk – cooling Pasteurization – Definition – Various methods – Low Temperature Long Time and High Temperature Short Time – advantages and disadvantages.

Nutrition – Definition – Ration – Balanced composition of concentrate feed for dairy animal, calf and work bullock – Requirement and importance of green fodder, carrying capacity and forage cycle.

Diseases – classification – Viral, bacterial and metabolic – General control and preventive measures. – Viral Diseases – Foot and mouth – Bacterial diseases – Anthrax, Haemorrhagic septicemia and Black quarter – Metabolic – Tympanites, Ketosis and Milk fever – Mastitis and its control – Zoonotic diseases(Anthrax, Tuberculosis, Brucellosis and Rabies) – Prevention and control.

Sheep and Goat farming – classification of breeds of Indian and exotic origin – Systems of rearing – Housing management – Type design – Floor diagram – Space requirement for adult and young stock –Nutrition – common tree Fodder for small ruminants – Common ailments of sheep and goat – Sheep pox – Foot and Mouth – Blue Tongue – Enterotoxaemia – Ecto and Endo parasites.

Systems of poultry rearing – Backyard, Intensive systems; Nomenclature of commercial layers and broiler strains – Care and management of day old chicks – Brooder management. Systems of housing – Deep litter and cage systems – merits and demerits – Raised platform housing – Floor space requirement – litter management – care and management of layers – Care and management of broilers.

Poultry Nutrition – composition of chick mash grower, layer, broiler starter and finisher mashes – Feed Conversion Ratio / dozen eggs or kilogram of meat. Classification of Poultry diseases – Viral – Bacterial – Protozoan – Causative organisms, symptoms, causes and prevention – Viral diseases – Ranikhet disease – Infectious bursal disease – Bacterial disease – E. coli – Coryza – Salmonellosis – Protozoan – Coccidiosis – Vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Unit-VIII -Farm Machinery and Post Harvest Technology

Farm houses – types – sewage disposal structures – cess pool. Bore hole – Septic Tank Structures – Dispersion Trenches – Soak pit. Gutters & Floorings – loose housing system – Feeding Sheds and Milking Sheds – Silos – types – pit silo, Trench silo. Poultry Structures – Location and Types. Poultry Equipments –Feeders and Waterers – Brooder House Details. – Thrashing Floor, drying floor. I.C. Engines – Types, Introduction – Preventive maintenance and minor repairs. Tractor – Different systems of a tractor – Hydraulic system – Clutch and Transmission system – Hitching of implements to Tractor – Power Tiller – and matching Implements. Seeders and planters. Plant Protection equipment –Harvesting machinery. Agricultural Pumps – Types of pumps.

Post Harvest losses in durable and Perishable crops – Moisture content – Methods of Determination – Drying – Sun Drying – Merits and Demerits – Mechanical Drying – Merits and Demerits. Shelling and Decorticatior – Rubber Roll Sheller – Centrifugal Dehusker . Parboiling of Paddy – Merits and Demerits – Polishing – Milling of Corn and Pulses – Principles and Methods – Seed Treater – Types of Seed Treater. Storage of Grains and Seeds – Condition for safe storage.

Unit-IX Energy and Environment

Energy Resources and Forms of Energy – Conventional and Non Conventional Energy – Energy Scope. Solar Energy – Introduction – Application – Merits and Limitations of Solar Energy – Basic Approach and Objectives – Solar Constants. Wind Energy – Introduction – Merits and Limitations of Wind Energy Conversion – Basic Principles of Wind Energy Conversion – Classification of WEC Systems. Energy from Bio-Mass – Technologies – Classification and types of Bio-Gas Plants – Selection of Site – Bio-Gas from Plant Wastes – Problems related to Bio-gas Plants – Utilization of Bio-gas. Bio Fuel Plant – Gasifiers – Smokeless Chulas.

Ecology – Natural resources – Soil, Water, Mineral, forest, wildlife resources – Ecosystems – Concepts – Productivity. Biosphere – Components and characteristics Environmental Pollution and Management – Atmospheric Pollution – Particulate emission by industries and automobiles – Smog – Acid rain – Ozone hole – Global Warming – Causes, Effects and Control measures – Noise pollution – Sources, Effects and prevention – Liquid and Solid Waste disposal – Waste water treatment – Waste recycling and resource recovery. Sustainable living resources: World food supply – Ecological Perspective in Agriculture – Traditional farming methods – Eco- Safe technologies in agriculture.

Food composition – Classification – functions. Physical properties of foods, food emulsion, foam and set. Cooking methods, sensory evaluation, fortification, additives. Nutrition and health – Classification of Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat and Fibre. Fat soluble and water soluble vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Assessments of nutritional status, Prevalence of malnutrition. National and International Organization.

Unit X -Commercial Agriculture

Bio-Control Agents, Mushroom Cultivation, Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Hybrid Seed Production, Nursery Technology, Organic Composting and Broiler Production

Importance – History and development of bio-control agents – classical examples of bio- control agents – Role in pest and disease management – Categories of bio-control agents. Setting up a bio-control laboratory. Mass culture of tobacco caterpillar (Spodoptera litura) and gram pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera)- synthetic diet – mass production of SlNPV and HaNPV. Mass production of Trichogramma spp., Chrysoperla, coccinellid predators, Trichoderma viride, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Entomo- pathogenic nematodes.

Mushroom- importance-present production and trade, scope for export, mushroom products – Mushroom morphology : common edible mushrooms – Pleurotus, Calocybe – poisonous mushrooms – Laboratory techniques: equipments used, sterilization of glassware, media preparation, pure culture techniques, sub-culturing and storage. Spawn: types of spawn, mother spawn and bed spawn. Cultivation: Oyster mushroom, Milky mushroom – Problems in cultivation: weed moulds, diseases, pests and abiotic disorders – Uses of mushroom: as food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical values, composting coir-pith and other agro-wastes – Post harvest technology: methods of preservation and value addition. Floor layout of Fruit and Vegetable processing Industry – Equipments and Accessories used in processing Industry – Preparation of Squash, Syrup, Cordial, Nectar, Ready to serve beverages (RTS) – Fruit juice concentrate – Paste, Powder, Bar – Jam, Jelly, Marmalade and Candy, Preserve – Pickles – Oil, Salt and vinegar – Tomato products – Ketch up. Sauce, Puree and Paste – Canning of Fruit and Vegetables – Dehydrated Fruit and Vegetables and Re- hydration – Preservation by low temperature – cut-out analysis of canned Fruit and Vegetables – Evaluation of Frozen Fruit and Vegetables – Osmotic dehydration.

Definition – Production of hybrids – Development of inbreeds – Single cross evaluation – Prediction of double cross performance – Production of hybrid seed – Cytoplasmic, Genetic male sterility – Maintenance of Male sterile lines – Production of single cross hybrids – Production of double cross hybrid varieties – Manual emasculation and / or Pollination – Chemically induced male sterility – Merits and demerits of hybrid varieties – Floral biology, anthesis, pollination, selfing, emasculation and crossing technique in Rice, Sorghum, Pearl millet, Red gram, Castor, Sunflower, Cotton, Tomato, Bhendi.

Harvesting – Physical and chemical indices – Extraction techniques – Seed processing – Use of cleaner, grader – Seed treatment – Seed packaging – Seed storage – Sanitation – Certification procedure

Selection of nursery area – preparation of seeds and seed treatment – Sowing and raising of rootstocks (Fruits and Flower Crops) – Application of Liquid Manure and plant protection of rootstock – Potting materials and Preparation of pot mixture – Potting of Rootstock and Hardening – Selection of Scion Plants and Grafting, Aftercare of Grafted Plants, Graft Separation and Hardening – Preparation of Cuttings of Ornamental Plants, Treating the Cuttings with growth regulators and Planting in Mist Chamber in Beds/Polybags, Potting of Rooted Cuttings and Hardening – Air Layering of Ornamental/Fruit Crops – Budding of Ornamental Plants (Rose) – Maintenance of Potted Plants – Packing and Marketing .

Agricultural, Industrial and Urban wastes – Nutrient potential of different organic manures – Preparation of FYM Compost – Composting methods – Preparation of enriched FYM – Coirpith composting – Sugarcane trash – Pressmud – Farm wastes and farm weeds – Parthenium composting – Determination of maturity indices of composts – Commercial utility of organic manures –Introduction to vermicompost – Types of Vermicompost – Materials for vermicomposting. Preliminary treatment of composting material – Small Scale vermicomposting – Large scale vermicomposting – Other types of vermicomposting – Requirements for vermicomposting – Bedding materials, container, pH, Moisture content, Temperature – Cover feed substrates – Selection of right type of worm species – Preparation of vermicompost beds – Collection of Vermicompost – Vermicompost efficiency – Transportation of live worms – Application of vermicompost.

Preparation of poultry house for receiving new chicks for broiler production – Disinfection – Sanitation procedures – Arrangement of Brooders, brooding, spreading of litter and medication – Medication schedule and vaccination – broiler chicks – Measures to control respiratory problems. Coccidiosis and their management problems – Feeding, watering, spacing – Management of litter – Use of growth promoters and feed additives – Improvement of feed intake and feed conversion efficiency – Composition of broiler feeds, feeding ages and consumption levels – Commonly used ingredients in feed mixing for broilers – Least cost feed formulation – Observation on feed consumption, use of stimulants – Recording of body weight of broilers during growth – Management of broilers during summer – winter –Common basic post mortem findings to know the cause of death – Dressing procedures to prepare ready to cook broilers – Various poultry meat preparations.

Importance of artificial insemination. Basic study of the reproductive organs of a Bull/He- buffalo) – Fundamentals about semen production. Artificial vagina structure. Collection, processing for insemination – Basic knowledge about the Frozen semen straw production – Liquid Nitrogen – Cryocan – Handling of Cryocan – Storage of Frozen semen straws – Handling of Frozen semen straw – Visit to frozen semen production stations.

Basic knowledge about the reproductive organs of cows/she-buffalo – Puberty – Oestrus cycle – Oestrum – Symptoms of heat – Stages of oestrus cycle-Standing heat – Identification of Animals in “Heat”-Management of animals in “Heat”. Examination of reproductive organs in slaughter house specimen – Repeated rectal examination of reproductive organs in animals going for slaughter –Artificial insemination technique –– Non return to heat – Pregnancy examination – Study of various stages of pregnancy by rectal examination – Care and management of pregnant animals – Nearing calving animals – Calving.

Unit XI- Agrl.Extension and Agrl.Economics

Rural Economics and Agricultural Economics – Meaning, importance and scope – Sectors of Economy – Importance of agriculture in rural economy: Problems of rural economy – Population growth and its consequences. Agents of production: Land distribution – Size of land holding – Man-Land ratio – Subdivision and Fragmentation – Land reform – Ceiling on land holding, Tenurial reforms, Consolidation of land holdings – Cooperative farming and Bhoodhan movement – Success and failure. Rural labour: Meaning – Classification – Characteristics of rural labour – agricultural labour – Employment, wages and income – Minimum wages act and other welfare measures.

Rural Banking and Finance: Meaning and Concept – Classification and purpose – Sources of finance – Institutional and non-institutional – Government, cooperatives, nationalized commercial banks, regional rural banks and land development banks, private money lenders and other traditional sources – Establishment of NABARD and its role, Multi- agency, Service area approach. Rural industries: Importance and their classification – Investment needs – Generation of employment.

Types of agro-industries – Rural industries project – Khadi and Village Industries – Problems of rural industries – Potentials for development of agro- industries from agricultural products and wastes – Sugarcane, Cotton seed, Banana sheath, Forestry products – Rural technologies – Technology gap – Economic and social constraints in the spread of technology. Study of important and recent rural development schemes.

Concepts and definition of marketing and agricultural marketing – Scope of agricultural marketing – Classification of Markets – Structure of markets. Characteristics of agricultural commodities: Small quantities, Bulkiness, Perishability, Varietal characteristics. Problems in grading and standardization. Marketing costs and marketing margins. Price spread. Advantages and problems.

Cooperative agricultural marketing societies and regulated markets – Role of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation and TANFED. Role of specialized agencies viz., Food Corporation of India, Central Warehousing Corporation, State Warehousing Corporation in marketing of agricultural commodities and CCI.

Price support programmes – Buffer stock operations – Role of Commission on Agricultural Costs and Prices – Price stabilization. Agmark grading and commercial grading – Marketing information and intelligence – Marketing of agricultural inputs viz., seeds, fertilizers, plant protection chemicals and implements.

Sociology – Rural Sociology – Characteristics of rural society. Rural Youth – Their needs and aspirations. Basic rural institutions and voluntary agencies. Leadership – Classification, Characteristics and their influence. Motivation – Methods of Motivation. Social change. Adoption – Meaning, Stages, Adopter categories and their characteristics. Extension methods – Classification – Individual contact, group contact and mass contact methods. Extension aids – Audio aids, Visual aids and Audio Visual aids. Print and Electronic media. Photography, new achievements in communication technology.

Visit to a village – Identifying resources, conducting participatory rural appraisal (PRA), conducting SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis and preparing action plan for village development.

Visiting farmers – Analysis of farm resources and studying the life style of farmers, earnings, enterprises, expenditure pattern, technical information seeking behavior and dissemination of technologies. Finding the factors of adoption of technologies.

Problem diagnosis study – visiting farmers’ fields, identifying technical and frequent problems like soil, pest, disease, disorders and other problems in agriculture, obtaining solutions from known sources and providing them to the farmers .

Visiting agro service centers – Studying the business techniques, farmers approach, distribution pattern, dealership pattern, knowing different agro chemicals available in markets and their prices, gaining experience in solving the farmers problems in agro service centers .

Visiting daily vegetable wholesale markets and assessing the price fluctuation and preparing price trend calendar for different vegetables. Preparing line chart for maximum price of different vegetables grown in the district and identifying optimum sowing period for different vegetables.

Study the potentialities, prospects and to get clear knowledge about starting agro industries.

Unit XII Computer Application

Introduction to Computers – Hardware – Software – Operating systems – Windows operating systems – Word processing – MS Word – Data Entry using Excel – Charts – Graphs – Internet – E Mail – Multimedia Presentation – Application of computer in agriculture – Preparation of Tabular Columns, Charts and Graphs – Multimedia Presentation – power point – Internet and E- Mail and Application of computer in agriculture.

Paper-II
General Studies
(H.S.C Standard)

Unit‐I General Science:

Physics Nature of Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Inventions and discoveries‐National scientific laboratories‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐Magnetism, electricity and electronics‐ Heat, light and sound

Chemistry‐Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany‐Main Concepts of life science‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration

Zoology‐Blood and blood circulation‐Reproductive system‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Animals, plants and human life

Unit‐ II. Current Events:

History Latest diary of events‐national ‐National symbols‐Profile of States‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honors’‐India and its neighbours.

Political Science‐Problems in conduct of public elections‐Political parties and political system in India‐Public awareness & General administration ‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility‐

Geography‐Geographical landmarks‐

Economics :Current socio‐economic problems

Science: Latest inventions on science & technology

Unit – III: Geography Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate‐Water resources ‐‐‐ rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

Unit – IV: History and culture of India and Tamil Nadu Indus valley civilization‐Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes.

Unit ‐ V: INDIAN POLITY Constitution of India‐‐Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, state and territory‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐. State executive‐. State Legislature – assembly‐ Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐. Elections‐. Official language and Schedule‐VIII‐. Corruption in public life‐. Anti‐corruption measures –CVC, lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG‐ Right to information‐ Empowerment of women‐ Consumer protection forms‐

Unit ‐ VI: INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Rural welfare oriented programmers‐Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

Unit – VII: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT National renaissance‐‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore‐Different modes of agitations‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, periyar, Bharathiar & others.

Unit – VIII: APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to data‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Parametric representation of data‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐ Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work ‐ Logical Reasoning‐ Puzzles ‐ Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series.

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Important Dates

Date of Notification08.03.2017
Last date for submission of applications07.04.2017
Last date for payment of Fee11 .04.2017
Date and Time of Written Examination
Paper – I (Agriculture) (Diploma Standard)02.07.2017 FN10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M.
Paper – II (General Studies) (HSC Standard)02.07.2017 AN02.30 P.M. to 04.30 P.M.

TNPSC Recruitment 2017 Online Application Form

  • 1. Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s Websites www.tnpsc.gov.in/www.tnpscexams.net/ www.tnpscexams.in
  • 2. One Time Registration (OTR) and applicant Dashboard are mandatory before applying for any post. One Time Registration is valid for 5 years from the date of registration.
  • 3. For applying in One Time Registration, the applicants should have scanned image of their photograph and signature in CD/DVD/Pen drive to upload the photo and signature.
  • 4. Applicants who have already registered in One Time Registration on or before 29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and Password to create applicant Dashboard in the new One Time Registration system. No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID in one time registration.
  • 5. Enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them.
  • 6. One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just collection of information from the applicants and giving a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Applicant who wishes to apply for any post shall click “Apply” against the post Notified in the Commission’s Website and use the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION.
  • 7. Select the name of the post or service for which you wish to apply.
  • 8. Applicants are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.
  • 9. An Online application uploaded without the photograph and signature will be rejected.
  • 10.All the particulars mentioned in the online application including name of the Applicants, Post applied, educational qualifications, Communal Category, Date of Birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no Modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online. Since certain fields are firm and fixed and cannot be edited, Applicants are instructed to fill in the online application form with the utmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.
  • 11.Print Option:- i. After submitting the application, Applicants can print / save their application in PDF format. ii. On entering registration number and password, Applicants can download their application and print, if required. iii. Need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. The certificates will be verified only when the Applicants come up for next stage of selection.
  • 12. One Time Registration will not be considered as an application for any post.

Application Fees

Registration Fee For One Time Registration (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide G.O.(Ms).No. 32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, dated 01.03.2017)

Note: Applicants who have already registered in one time Registration system paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and those who have registered for One-Time Registration on or after 01.03.2017 by paying Rs.150/- are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.

Rs.150/-
Examination Fee For Examination – Note: The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concession noted below.Rs.150/-

MODE OF PAYMENT OF EXAMINATION FEE:-

  • Examination fee Rs.150/- (Rupees One hundred and fifty only) is payable by online through Net Banking/credit card/Debit card or it can be paid by offline at SBI / at Indian Bank within 2 days from the date of submission of online application.
  • Applicants have to register their basic particulars through One -Time Registration which is mandatory on payment of Rs.150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) towards registration fee and then should apply online for this recruitment. The One-Time Registration will be valid for 5 years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee. Applicants who have already registered in one time Registration system paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and those who have registered for One-Time Registration on or after 01.03.2017 by paying Rs.150/- towards One-Time Registration are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.
  • Applicants have also to pay the service charges applicable to the State Bank of India / Indian Bank.
  • Applicants can avail exemption from paying examination fees as per eligibility criteria.
  • Offline mode of payment in the form of Demand Draft / Postal Order etc., will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected.
  • Those who have registered in the One -Time Registration system, and paid the registration fee of Rs.150/- and received the registration ID need not pay the Registration fee i.e., Rs.150/- and it is enough to pay the examination fee alone.
  • Applicants who have made One-Time Registration must apply for the notified posts. One – Time Registration is only to avail exemption for Registration fee for a period of 5 years from the date of registration. (For further details regarding the Examination fee concessions refer para 12 of the ‘Instructions to Applicants’).

TNPSC Exam 2017 Online Practice Test:

  • TNPSC Assistant Agricultural Officer Exam Questions Answers. This mock test having question each, with four choices. On each click on answers system will tell you where the answers is correct or incorrect. There many online practice set of Sarkari Naukri Exam Question answers quiz.

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