UKSSSC AAO Syllabus 2021

UKSSSC AAO Syllabus 2021

UKSSSC AAO Syllabus: Uttarakhand Subordinate Selection Commission (UKSSSC) has released a notification for the recruitment of Assistant Agriculture Officer, Industrial Development Wing Supervisor, Fodder Assistant Group II, Fodder Assistant Group III, Food Extension Branch Class II, Senior Milk Inspector, Horticulture Development Branch Category. . II, Assistant Mushroom Development Officer, Assistant Plant Protection Officer/ Honey Development Guardian, Assistant Training Officer (Horticulture), Assistant Training Officer (Botany), Mushroom Testing, Laboratory Assistant (Botany). The online registration process just ended. Candidates must be looking for the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for UKSSC AAO Recruitment. The exam dates will be out soon from the official website.


All the important dates of application and other details like number of vacancies and age limit are mentioned in the table below.

Application start 05 October 2021
Last date to apply 18 November 2021
Last date for online payment 20 November 2021
expected exam date March 2022
Total No. of Vacancies 423
Minimum age limit 21 years as on 1st July 2021
upper age limit 43 years as on 1st July 2021

UKSSSC AAO Selection Process

The selection process includes the following steps:

  • Written exam
  • document verification

UKSSSC AAO Exam Pattern

  • The exam can be conducted in any mode: Online / Offline.
  • The exam paper will have 100 questions with 0.25 negative marking.
  • The duration of the exam will be of 2 hours. Students have to obtain minimum qualifying marks i.e. 45 for UR/OBC and 35 for SC/ST.
  • There will be negative marking of 1/4 mark for each wrong answer.


Candidates will have to go through the UKSSSC AAO Syllabus given below:

Agricultural Unit I. course of

  • Definition and scope of agricultural science, Classification of field crops, General principles of crop production
  • Climate, Soil, Soil preparation, Seeds and sowing, Tillage, Water management, Nutrient management, Plant protection management, Harvesting, Threshing and storage, Mixed and intercropping, Manure and fertilizer, Cultivation of common crops
  • Cereal Crops: Wheat, Barley, Oats: Oilseed Crops: Rapeseed and Mustard Linseed, Sunflower
  • Pulses crops: gram, peas, lentils, kidney beans,
  • Forage Crops: Oats, Berseem, Lucerne
  • Cash crops: Potato, sugarcane, recommended varieties, seed rate, sowing time and method, irrigation, manure and fertilizer, weed control, insect pests and diseases, harvesting, processing and yield. Soil – Origin and classification Loam, silt, clay, sandy loam, physical and chemical properties of soil.

Click here to download UKSSSC AAO Previous Year Papers

Unit II

  • Study of horticultural crops including recommended varieties and their salient features, suitability for different regions, timing and method of sowing, manures and fertilisers, irrigation, diseases and pests, and their control. Major vegetables like potato, brinjal, chilli, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, onion, watermelon, okra, radish, carrot and peas. Cucumber, Bitter gourd, Melon, Pumpkin, Root crops- Carrot, Radish Sweet potato, Turnip, Fruit Vegetables- Tomato, Brinjal, Botanical classification of vegetables and fruits, Pruning and training of fruit plants, Infertility, Fruit drop, Polyembryony , parthenocarpy, and incompatibility.
  • Practices Involved in Fruit Production: Mango, Guava, Kagji Lime, Banana, Grapes, Lychee, Papaya, Locat, Amla, Plum, Jackfruit, Apple, Pear and Peach, Production Techniques of Plantation Crops: Coconut, Cashew, Tea Coffee and Coca .

Unit III

  • Types of iron and steel, wood, plastic and tin used in agricultural implements and their forms and properties. Study of different types of plows- indigenous, chisel, rotary and disc plows, their management and cost, selection of prime movers, water lifting equipment; discharge, command area, cost of various system; Soil preparation, tillage methods, tillage required, types of tillage, mechanical power transmission through belts, putties and gears, EC engine and its components.
  • Classification of tractors, Elementary knowledge about main components of tractors and their functions such as steering, clutch, transmission gear, differential and final drive, Introductory agricultural economics – meaning and scope, Production – meaning, Factors of production such as land, labour, capital , and management, properties of a factor of production; Law of Returns; Intensive and Extensive Agriculture, Law of Demand, Relative Prices and Standard of Living
  • Sahyog – Meaning, Principles of Cooperation, Land Development Banks: Agriculture-place in Five Year Plans; Extension Education, Extension Teaching and Lehman. Extension and Rural Development Programmes: Including T&V system, National Demonstration, IRDP, Jawahar Rozgar Yojana.

Unit IV

  • Study of major breeds of cow, buffalo, goat, sheep, chicken and pig; Physiology and anatomy of cow and buffalo; Characteristics of a good milch cow and buffalo, bull and bull. Care and management of pregnant cow, Poultry management. Principles of feeding various classes of livestock and poultry. Clean milk production and maintenance of hygiene. Common drugs and vaccines used in the treatment/prevention and control of animal diseases; handling animals for treatment; Well done Operation Flood, Milk and Milk Products, Adult Rated Milk Identification. Importance of farm livestock and poultry in agriculture and Indian economy, pathogenesis, disease and vaccination. Antigens, antibiotics, antiseptics, disinfectants, milk and its synthesis in the mammary glands. Composition of milk of different species and colostrum. Description of the composition and physico-chemical properties of cow and buffalo milk.
  • Factors affecting the quantity and chemical composition of milk. The chemistry of the components of milk viz. Lactose, fat, protein, enzymes and vitamins. Preservatives and tinctures of milk. Chemical changes take place during the storage of milk. General feed and feed classification, low cost balanced diet. Evaluation of energy and protein value of feed. Methods of processing animal feed. Processing of milk for filtration, clarification, bactofugation, standardization, homogenization, cream separation-centrifugation. Indigenous milk products Paneer, gram, ghee, khoya, curd. Other milk products – cream, butter, ice cream, condensed milk, milk powder, cheese, dairy by-products.

Unit V

  • Mendel’s law of heredity, chromosomal theory of inheritance, meiosis, and mitosis, linkage and crossing over types, mechanisms and importance, nucleic acids as genetic material – structure, replication, genetic code and translation, mutation – spontaneous and induced, sex Chromosome and its determination in man and Drosophila, sex-linked traits. Mean as measures of central tendency – mean, median, mode, geometric mean, harmonic mean, weighted range, quartile deviation, variance, standard deviation and coefficient of variance. Chemistry of carbohydrates- glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, starch, cellulose. Ammo acids, lipids and fatty acids. Vitamins A, D, E, K, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Nicotinic Acid, Substances of Plant Growth, Photoperiodism and Oralization, Insect Anatomy: Digestion, Excretion, Reproduction, Circulatory, Respiratory and Nervous Systems Grasshoppers, General Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insect, Method of reproduction in crop plants in relation to breeding techniques. Genetic consequences of self-pollinating crops.
  • Plant introduction and exploration, breeding of self-pollinating crops, population improvement, mass selection, recurrent selection. Mass selection of cross-pollinated crops, breeding of pedigree, bulk and back cross methods. Classification of plant diseases according to cause and occurrence. Plant Pathogens: Fungi (Albugo. Erysiphae, Ustilago, Claviceps, and Puccinia. Clinical character of the following genera: Phytophthora, Peronospora, Sclerospora, Ustilago, Speselotheca, Tolysporium, Melampsora, Alternaria, Hell, and Rheucosporium, and Rhacosporium Fusarium, Fusarium. Colletotrichum. Preliminary knowledge of the hazards associated with pesticide use, MRL, ADI, Mammalian Safety Ratio. Basic Concepts of Integrated Pest Management.

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