AP Village Horticulture Assistant Notification 2019, 4000 Vacancies, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut Off Marks

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AP Village Horticulture Assistant Notification 2019: Government of Andhrapradesh has released the notification for the post of Village Horticulture Assistants 2019. The official notification for the Horticulture Post is released on 27th July 2019.

So, Candidates who are qualified for the post can apply before the closing date. For this post a total of 4000 vacancies in the Horticulture Department. The official notification, important dates, qualifications, fee, salary and etc info for the post are given in the below table. Candidates just have a look into this page for full details.

AP Village Horticulture Assistant Notification 2019

AP Village Horticulture Assistant Notification 2019:

S.No Criteria Details
1. Job Title Village Horticulture Assistants
2. Official Notification Click Here
3. Official Website Click Here
4. Notification Release date 25/07/2019
5. Application Starting Date 25/07/2019
6. Application Closing Date 10/08/2019
7. Written Exam Date 1st week of September(Tentative)
8. Age Limit 18 to 42 years
9. Educational Qualification 4 yrs B.Sc Horticulture/ 2 yrs Diploma in Horticulture
10. Apply mode Online only
11. Selection process Written exam
12. Application fee SC/ST/BC- no exam fee, has to pay Rs.200/- Processing fee

All Others- Rs.200/- exam fee and Rs.200/- Processing fee

13. Pay Scale Rs.14,600/- to Rs.44,870/- per month
14. Total no of vacancies 4000
15. Job Location Andhrapradesh

AP Village Horticulture Jobs 2019:

Candidates who have completed B.Sc Horticulture from recognized university or Diploma in Horticulture can apply for the Horticulture Assistant post. The application process is online only. And the last date for applying the post is 10th August 2019. This is the best opportunity for the candidates to get the job in the Horticulture department.

AP Village Horticulture Assistant Notification 2019 Process:

Coming to the selection process, the candidate’s selection is based on the merit list obtained in the written exam. This written exam is conducted in objective type for 150 marks. The syllabus and exam pattern for the Village Horticulture Assistant Post is given below.

AP Village Horticulture Assistant Notification Syllabus:

PART-A
GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY

1. General Mental ability and reasoning.
2. Quantitative aptitude including data interpretation.
3. General English.
4. Current affairs of regional, national and international importance.
5. General Science and its applications to the day to day life, Contemporary
development in science and Technology and Information Technology.
6. History & Culture of India with a specific focus on AP.
7. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, 73/74th Amendments,
public policy, reforms ad center-state relations with specific reference to
Andhra Pradesh.
8. Society, Social justice, rights issues.
9. Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.
10. Key welfare & development schemes of Government of Andhra Pradesh.

PART-B
HORTICULTURE

1. FUNDAMENTALS OF HORTICULTURE
Horticulture – Definition – importance – divisions of horticulture – Horticultural
zones in A.P. and India – Influence of climate on Horticultural crops – effects of
environmental stress – its management – Selection of site – steps in orchard
establishment – methods of irrigation – training and pruning – Flowering –
stages of fruit drop – Reasons and prevention of fruit drop – Fruit thinning –
advantages and disadvantages – unfruitfulness – reasons and remedies of
unfruitfulness – growth regulators – definition – functions – classification –
uses of growth regulators in horticulture – methods of application of growth
regulators.
2. PLANT PROPAGATION AND NURSERY MANAGEMENT
Plant propagation – Definition – principles of Plant propagation – methods of
propagation – structures and media used in Plant propagation – sexual or seed
propagation – importance – vegetative propagation – importance –
Propagation through cuttings – layering importance and methods – selection of
root stocks and scion – types of budding – role of root stocks in fruit
production – suitability of root stocks – factors influencing the selection of site
for nursery establishment – Nursery management – precautions – characters of
good quality nursery plants
3. OLERICULTURE
Food security importance of vegetable in Indian economy and nutritional value
Olericulture – varieties soil climate requirements – seed treatment – nursery
transplanting – after care – fertilizer management – inter cultivation – irrigation
harvesting storage – nutritional deficiency symptoms – use of growth
regulators in the following crops – fruit vegetables (tomato , brinjal, bendi,
chillies) – cucurbitaceous vegetables (bottle guard, bitter guard, musk melon,
water melon, squashes and pumpkins) – leguminaceous vegetables (cluster
bean, french bean, garden bean, cowpea and peas) – cole crops (cabbage,
cauliflower) – root vegetables (radish, carrot, beetroot and turnip) – bulbs &
tubers (onion, garlic, potato, sweet potato, tapioca, elephant foot yarn,
colocasia) – leafy vegetables (amaranths, menthi, palak, spinach, hibiscus) –
perennial vegetables (parawal, drumstick, curry leaf, coccinea).
4. FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE
Soils – rocks and minerals – soil formation soil structure – soil profile – soil
physical(bulk density, partical density, porosity), biological(immobilization and
mineralization nitrogen fixation CN ratio role of soil microbes and their
management) and chemical(soil particles, nature and properties, cation
exchange capacity, anion exchange capacity, pH and salinity) properties –
types of soils in AP – problem soils and their management – essentiality of
nutrients – nutrient deficiency symptoms and their management – soil fertility
management – suitable soils for Horticulture.
5. FARM POWER, AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND STRUCTURES
Sources of farm power – advantages and disadvantages – types of agriculture
engines – principles and mode of work – tractors and power tillers
classifications – primary and secondary tillage – implements – plough, danthi,
gorru, plant protection equipment – sprayers and dusters – tools for inter
cultivation – harvesters for mango and sapota – post harvest tools (blanches,
cleaners, graders, sorters) storage of foods – cold storage – field structures –
zero energy cool chamber – godowns and fruit and vegetable storage – green
house technology – construction features – use in horticulture – mode of work
and management
6. FARM MANAGEMENT, AGRICULTURAL FINANCE AND MARKETING
Farm labour and machinery – farm accounts – definition – good farm account
features – advantages of farm accounts – maintenance of basic accounts –
preparation of farm accounts, balance sheet – Agricultural finance – loan
classification sanction of loan – repayment schemes for backlog people – DIR,
IRDP financing agencies – RBI – NABARD their role – commercial banks – lead
bank scheme – loaning procedure – crop insurance – Agricultural marketing –
classifications of markets – based on competitions – functions of markets –
problems and their remedies in marketing – regulated market – definition –
functions – advantages – cooperative marketing – NAFED, MARKFED, single
window – definition – functions – advantages – warehousing corporation –
SWC, CWC – definition – functions – advantages – FCI, International marketing.
7. TROPICAL FRUIT CULTURE
Area – production – importance – orchard management – nutritive value –
origin – distribution – species – varieties – root stocks – high density planting –
climate soil – layout – training and pruning – nutrition – irrigation – inter
cultivation – maturity – harvesting – grading – packing and storage for the
crops MANGO, BANANA, CITRUS, PINEAPPLE, GUAVA, PAPAYA AND SAPOTA
8. SPICES AND PLANTATION CROPS
Introduction – importance – origin – distribution – botanical classification –
species – varieties – propagation – selection of cuttings – climate soil –
planting after care – fertilizer management – inter cultivation – training and
pruning – flowering – fruit set, fruit development – maturity harvesting –
purification methods – marketing and production of valued added products
for SPICES (BLACK PEPPER, CARDAMOM, TURMERIC, GINGER, CORIENDER ,
FENUGREEK), PLANTATION CROPS (COCONUT, CASHEW NUT, OIL PALM,
ARECANUT, BETELVINE, COCOA, COFFEA)
9. VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Methods of preparing value added products – jam, jelly, marmalade, candies,
crystallized and glazed fruit preserves, pickles preserves – ketchup, sass, totifruiti syrup, fresh fruit juices, squash and cordials, fermented beverages –
making methods.
10. MANURES AND FERTILIZERS
Organic Manures – definition, characters, classification – bulky organic
manures (FYM, Compost, Vermicompost) – method of making, nature and
useful nutrients– concentrated organic manures (oil cakes, bone meal) – green
manure crops – characters – decomposition – CN ratio – Nutrient availability –
Advantages and problems – bio gas plant – use of efluents from bio gas plant
as manure – FERTILIZERS – definition, characters, classification – essentiality
of macro nutrients – nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium
and sulpher – suitability of fertilizers to soils and crops – essentiality of micro
nutrients – differences between manures and fertilizers – Bio fertilizers –
definition, characters & classification – azolla, BGA, rhizobium, azotobacter,
phosphobacteria – methods of using them – symptoms of nutritional
deficiencies in horticultural crops their correction – factors influencing fertilizer
use efficiency – integrated nutrient management for important horticultural
crops.
11.DISEASES OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
Important diseases, causal organisms, disease symptoms and spread in crops,
citrus(acid lime, orange), mango, guava, sapota, papaya, banana, grapes,
pomegranate, ber, chilli, brinjal, bendi, root crops, tomato, onion, coriander,
cruciferous vegetables, cucurbitaceous vegetables, beans, peas, betelvine,
black pepper, turmeric, coffea, coconut, oilpalm, rose, chrysanthemum,
jasmine, marigold, tuberose, crosandra, aster and gladiolus – FUNGICIDES –
classification – nature of work – methods of using them – dosage – toxicity –
disease management through important fungisites.
12. SOIL AND WATER ENGINEERING
Measurement of land for ornamental gardens – fruit and vegetable gardens
and landscaping in parks – chain survey – trigonametrical survey –
measurement of regular and irregular shaped sites – leveling –water lifting
methods from deep soil – types of pumps – centrifugal pump, deep well
turbine and submersible pump – calculation of volume of water in irrigation
canals and pipes – irrigation methods – surface irrigation – drip and sprinkler
irrigation – soil erosion control and protection methods – water conservation
through digging of pits – removal of silt from tanks – soil and water
conservation technology – prevention of water losses in canals and improving
water uses efficiency.
13. SUB TROPICAL AND ARID FRUIT CULTURE
Nutritive value – classification – species – varietal identification – soil and water
requirements, root stocks – propagation methods – layouts – training – pruning
– fertilizer management – irrigation – inter cultivation – problems in cultivation
– flowering and fruit set – maturity indices, yield, grading, packing, transport
and storage methods for the sub tropical and arid fruit crops – Grapes,
Pomagranate, Ber, Litchi, Amla, Jamun, Custard Apple, Fig, Palsa, Tamarind,
Passion Fruit, Karonda.
14. COMMERCIAL FLORICULTURE
Growing methods, importance, origin, classification, species, varieties, soil
climatic requirements, propagation, spacing, irrigation, fertilizers,
Intercultivation, training and pruning special horticultural practices use of
growth regulators, determination of harvesting stage, harvest, yield post
harvest methods and flower drying methods for important commercial flower
crops – Rose, Crossandra, Jasmin Chrysanthemum, Gladiolus, Michelia, China
Aster, Marrigold, Anthurium, Carnation, Gerbera, Dahlia And Orchids.
15. SEED PRODUCTION, CERTIFICATION AND VARIETAL TESTING
Seed production – objective – variety – definition – maintenance of varieties –
production of nucleus and breeders seed in self pollinated, cross pollinated and
vegetatively propagated crops – seed production in vegetables – testing
genetic – purity in seeds – general principles of seed production, production of
different types of seeds – soil requirement isolation distance – planting ratio,
rouging – harvest and post harvest management, packing and storage of seed
–seed certification objective – standards – testing seed quality – points to be
considered for determining seed quality – germination tests – grow out tests –
seed health – seed quality test in crop varieties – types of seed production
(breeder seed, foundation seed, certified seed) – seed quality – new seed
policy – suitable places for vegetable seed production.
16. PEST MANAGEMENT OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS AND APICULTURE
Identification of insects with horticultural importance – different orders – insect
control and management – integrated plant protection – non insect pests –
mites, rats, monkeys, birds, squirrels and their management – study of
Acaricides, nematicides, rodenticides – identification of important insect pests,
symptoms, nature of feeding, life cycle and management in the crops MANGO,
CITRUS (ORANGE, ACID LIME), CASHEW NUTS, GRAPES, POMAGRANATE,
COCONUT, COCOA, BER, GUAVA, SAPOTA, BANANA, PAPAYA, CHILLI,
BRINJAL, BHENDI, TOMATO, BEANS, CUCURBITS, TURMERIC, ROSE,
CHRYSANTHEMUM, JASMINE AND TUBEROSE – pesticides – definition –
classification – toxicity – pesticides residues –methods of application – effect of
dosages – APICULTURE – species of honey bees – characters – behavior –
swarming – division of communities – management bee hive – types tools for
apiculture – poisonous effects bees enemies of honey bees – disease and their
control – artificial maturity and collection of honey.
17. POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS
Post harvest importance in horticulture – maturity of fruit vegetable –
harvesting handling – grading – pre harvest factors and points determining
posts harvest quality – physical and chemical changes during ripening – delay
of ripening – post harvest treatment – quality standard storage methods for
local and distant marketing – methods of packing – cold storage.
18. ORNAMENTAL GARDENING AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Importance – definition – scope, prospects of ornamental gardening land scape
architecture and interior gardening – styles of gardening – components – basic
principles – ornamental garden models for home, schools, colleges, public
buildings, parks and rural areas – garden features – lawn, flower beds, hedges,
path ways, fences, compound wall, steps, statues, water canal, water pool,
water fall, terraces, rockery, arches, pergola, topiary, interior gardening,
principles and plans – road side planting of trees, shrubs, climbers, ground
covering plants – selection planting management – ornamental foliage plants –
lawn making and protection – water plants, bonsai principles – flower
decorations – principles and style – rangoli, floral ball – dry flower decorations
and flower arrangements.
19. MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC CROPS CULTIVATION
Origin, history, area, production, importance, uses, varieties, soil water
requirements propagation, planting, inter cultivation, fertilizer, irrigation,
training and pruning, harvest and processing in the medicinal (Dioscorea,
Sarpagandha, kasivanga, Pyrethrum, Catharanthus, Poppy, Aswagandha, Amla,
Aloevera, Cassia, Plantago, Isabgul and tulsi ) and aromatic crops (kamakshi
kasupu, lemon grass, rosha grass, paneer, vetiver, davanam, nilgiri, pudina,
vanilla, rose and jasmine)
20. PROTECTED CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS.
Protected cultivation, introduction, importance, green house, poly house,
definition, points to remember while construction, advantages over
conventional open field cultivation – problems in green house – structures, site,
types sizes of green houses – soil less media, sterilization – light and air –
ventilation – fertigation – nutrient management through water soluble
fertilizers in green houses – green house cultivation of rose, gerbera, tomato
and capsicum varieties correction of nutrient deficiencies of plant protection
and post harvest technology.
21.DRYLAND HORTICULTURE AND WATER SHED MANAGEMENT
Dry land Horticulture – definition – soil and water management – dry climate
zones – classification – horticulture research station in dry land – problems in
dry land horticulture – low rain fall areas – soil water management – types and
factors influencing – soil erosion – mechanical methods and soil conservation
through aforestation – fertilizer management in dry lands – chemical organic
and biological fertilizers – contingency crops under very low rain fall conditions
– lowering evapo-transpirational losses – water shed – definition – objectives –
alternate land use methods – alley cropping – Agri-Silviculture, AgriHorticulture, Horti-pastural, Silvi-pastural, ley farming, tree farming.
22.HORTICULTURAL EXTENSION, TEACHING METHODS AND COMMUNICATION
SKILLS
Horticultural Extension – concepts, aim, objective – principles are effective
horticultural extension in villages – extension teaching methods – concept,
classifications – personal relations, group relations, community relations,
concept advantages and limitations – audio visual aids, concept, classification
their importance in extension – visual aids (posters, charts, flannel graphs,
flash cards) – horticultural information aids (leaflet, folder, circular, letter,
information bulletin) – concept, planning, preparation – audio aids – concept,
radio and tape recorder use in horticultural extension – communication skills –
English vocabulary, active and passive voice, direct and indirect speech, use of
articles, synonyms, antonyms, letter writing, referring dictionary, preparation of
bio data and preparation of reports.

Syllabus for Village Horticulture Assistant Post is: Click Here

AP Village Horticulture Recruitment Cut off Marks:

The minimum qualifying marks for consideration of a candidate to the selection process
are,

Category Name Marks Percentage
OC & BC 40%
SC 35%
STs, and PHs 30%

How to Apply for AP Village Horticulture Recruitment 2019:

  • Eligible candidate open the main site ap.gov.in
  • Click on the Application link given on the home page.
  • Read the details in the notification.
  • Enter the education details and upload relevant documents in the form.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Check application form before submitting.
  • Finally, submit and take a printout of the form.

AP Village Horticulture Assistant District Wise Vacancies:

Ananthapur 483
Chittoor 563
East Godavari 441
Guntur 236
Krishna 252
Kurnool 304
Prakasham 150
Nellore 159
Srikakulam 155
Vishakhapatnam 423
Vizianagaram 170
West Godavari 341
Cuddapah 323

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