Punjab PSC ADO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020

January 31, 2020


Punjab PSC ADO syllabus and exam pattern have been discussed here. The Syllabus and Exam Pattern holds great importance for any candidate who will be appearing for Punjab Public Service  Commission Exam. It helps a candidate to know the topics and subjects from which the questions will be asked in the Exam. Thus it gives the candidates an advantage in getting selected for the ADO (Agriculture Development Officer) Post.

Punjab PSC Agriculture Development Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The selection process of candidates applying for the post of  Agriculture Development Officer in the Department of Agriculture and Welfare of Farmers, Punjab is in sequence as given in this article below. As per the PSC Official Notification, Punjab PSC ADO Syllabus and Exam Pattern covers the topics which are essential for any candidate appearing for ADO Exam 2020. Let us have a look at the syllabus first.

Punjab PSC ADO Exam Pattern

In this section, ADO Exam Pattern is discussed. Like most of the Govt. Exams held each year, Punjab PSC ADO exam pattern is held in two stages.

  • Written Exam
  • Interview
 EventsNo. of QuestionsMarks
From the syllabus of the subject100 questions250
From Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability10 questions25
From General Knowledge and Current
10 questions25
Total questions120 questions300
Total Marks 340 

Punjab PSC ADO Syllabus

Now that you are aware of the Exam Pattern, it is important to know the syllabus. Here we are providing you the syllabus of the subject and Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability, and General Knowledge and Current

1.) The Syllabus of the subject for the posts of Agriculture Development Officer is as under (B.Sc. (Agriculture level) is given below.

Technologies for improved cultural practices for Kharif and Rabi crops from seeding to seed i.e. grain maturation. Field preparation, sowing methods, time of sowing, etc. Efficient management practices for fertilization, irrigation, weed control, nutrient recycling, mulches, and crop residue management; crop rotation,
multiple cropping, mixed cropping, intercropping. Cultivation of cash crops. Integrated disease and pest management in Kharif and Rabi crops.

2.) The Syllabus of the subject for the posts of Agriculture Development Officer for Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability, and General Knowledge and Current affairs is given below in the tabular format.

Logical ReasoningMental AbilityGeneral Knowledge & Current

  • Letter and Symbol Series.
  • Verbal Classification.
  • Essential Part.
  • Number Series.
  • Analogies.
  • Verbal Reasoning.
  • Matching Definitions.
  • Making Judgments.
  • Logical Deduction.
  • Statement and Argument.
  • Error Detection.
  • Logical Problems.
  • Statement and Conclusion.
  • Relationships between numbers.
  • Computation of Whole Numbers.
  • Decimals and Fractions.
  • Square Roots.
  • Averages.
  • Time & Work.
  • Percentages.
  • Mixture and Alligation.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Interest.
  • Ration & Proportion.
  • Discount.
  • Partnership Business.
  • Time and distance

  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • History.
  • Sports.
  • Geography.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • General Polity.
  • Economic Science.
  • Culture.
  • Scientific Research
  • Awards and Honours
  • Books and Authors
  • People in the News

Punjab PSC ADO Exam Date 2020

Punjab PSC Exam Date has also been released in the Punjab PSC ADO Official Notification 2020.

Punjab ADO EventsDate
Punjab ADO Admit Card Release Date3rd March 2020
Punjab ADO Exam Date8th March 2020

Punjab PSC ADO Marking Scheme

The Marking scheme of the PPSC ADO Exam will be done for the written exam and interview. Read below for ADO Marking Scheme.

  1. Written Exam: The written exam will be of 300 Marks. There will be 120 questions of 2.5 marks each.
  2. Interview: The interview will carry 40 marks.

The salient features of the Punjab PSC ADO Marking Scheme are as follows.

  1. There will be no negative marking in the written test, for questions wrongly answered or questions not answered.
  2. The final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand total of the marks obtained by the Candidates in the Written Competitive Examination and the Interview.
  3. Candidates not more than two times the number of posts (in their order of merit of written exam) shall be short-listed for appearing in the interview.
  4. However, this number shall be subject to variation if two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get equal marks, then all of them shall be considered for appearing in the Interview (subject to eligibility), warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.

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