Agricultural Officer Notification 2018

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Agricultural Officer Notification 2018

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Date of notification : 03.05.2018

Last date for submission of application : 02.06.2018

Last date for payment : 04.06.2018


Applications are invited only through online mode upto  2.06.2018 for direct recruitment to the post of Agricultural Officer (Extension) included in Tamil Nadu Agricultural Extension Service.


Name of the post Name of the


No. of vacancies Scale of pay
Agricultural Officer


(2015-2016, 2016-

2017 and 2017-2018)

(Code No.1678)

Tamil Nadu


Extension Service

(Code No.015)


(*Carried forward vacancies)







119500(Level 20) as

per Tamil Nadu

Revised Pay Rules


Important Dates And Time

Date of notification 03.05.2018
Last date for submission of application 02.06.2018
Last date for payment of fee through Bank

(State Bank of India or Indian Bank)

Date of Written Examination
Paper-I (Agriculture) 14.07.2018 F.N (10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M)
Paper-II (General Studies) 14.07.2018 A.N (02.30 P.M. to 04.30 P.M)


Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Agriculture from recognized Institution/University and  adequate knowledge of Tamil Language 

Selection procedure

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Test marks merit 

Pay Scale

  •  Rs.37700-119500/-

 Apply Mode

  • Online

Age Limit (As On 01.07.2018)

S.No. Category of Applicants Maximum Age
1 SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes. No age limit
2 Others i. Should not have completed 30 Years [For persons holding B.Sc(Agriculture)]
ii. 32 Years [ For persons holding a post graduate or higher degree in Agriculture such as M.Sc (Agriculture) or Ph.D in Agriculture]

Note : Applicants not belonging to SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC(OBCM), BCM who have put in five years and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

Age Concessions

(i) For Differently Abled Persons

  • Differently Abled Persons are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed.

(ii) For Ex-servicemen

(a) The maximum age limit for ex-servicemen is 48 years.

(b) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.


Registration Fee

(G.O.(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017).


i. Applicants who have already registered in One Time Registration system within the validity period of five years are exempted.

ii. 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.


Examination Fee


The examination fee should be paid at the time of submission of the online application for this recruitment, if they are not eligible for the concessions noted below.


Mode of Payment of Examiniation Fee

  • Examination fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two hundred only) is payable online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card or it can be paid offline at the State Bank of India / Indian Bank within two 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 five years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee.
  • Applicants who had already registered under One Time Registration system by paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and having validity 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.
  • 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.

Scheme Of Examination (Objective Type) OMR / CBT And Oral Test

Subject Duration Max.


Minimum qualifying

marks for selection

SC, SC(A),




(I) Paper-I: Subject

(Degree Standard)

(200 questions)


(Code No.284)



300 171 228
(ii) Paper-II: General Studies

(100 questions) (Code No.003)

General Studies (Degree

Standard) -75 questions

Aptitude and Mental Ability

(SSLC Standard -25 questions)



(iii) Interview and Records 70
Total 570

Centre For Examination

Centre Code Centre Code Centre Code
Chennai 0100 Coimbatore 0200 Tirunelveli 2600
Madurai 1000 Tiruchirappalli 2500 Salem 1700
Thanjavur 1900

Last Date For Submission of Application

  • Online application can be submitted upto 02.06.2018 till 11.59 p.m., after which the link will be disabled.

Exam Syllabus


  • Importance Of Agriculture
  • Growth pattern of crops in India and Tamil Nadu in terms of area, production and productivity
  • Fundamentals Of Crop Production
  • Agricultural seasons of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Cropping patterns in India and Tamil Nadu
  • Package of practices of different crops
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Soil fertility and productivity
  • Dry farming
  • Rainfed agriculture
  • Conservation of soil and water
  • Crop Management & Allied Agricultural Activities
  • Balanced usage
  • Integrated nutrient management
  • Physiological disorders in crop plants and their management
  • Crop Improvement
  • Heterosis breeding and Hybrid seed production technologies
  • Latest varieties of major crops in Tamil Nadu
  • Seed Science And Technology
  • Seed testing
  • disease and nematodes of major crops in Tamil Nadu
  • Seed testing laboratories
  • ISTA standards for seed testing
  • Seed village concept
  • Seed Act
  • Crop Protection Principles And Practices
  • Pest and disease surveillance and forecasting weather on pest and disease incidence
  • Farm Business And Finance Management
  • Cost concepts
  • Management of resources
  • Farm Planning and budgeting
  • Investment analysis
  • Risk and uncertainties in agriculture
  • Agricultural Marketing And Market Intelligence
  • Agmark
  • Cooperatives
  • Commodity Boards
  •  Agribusiness management
  • Principles of management
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Agricultural Extension: Principles And Methods
  • Rural Sociology
  • AV aids
  • Communication models
  • Use of ICT in transfer of technology

General Studies

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

Aptitude and Mental Ability

  •  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
  • Behavioral ability
  • Basic terms
  • Communications in information technology
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Dice
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

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