OPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer Syllabus 2021 PDF – Download AHO Exam Pattern Here!!!!


OPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer Syllabus 2021 PDF – Download AHO Exam Pattern Here!!!! Odisha Public Service Commission(OPSC) has uploaded the Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the post of Assistant Horticulture Officer(AHO). Written Test shall consist of One Paper with Objective Type MCQ Pattern Questions. Here we given the Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Assistant Horticulture Officer Posts. Aspirants kindly go through it. Stay Connected with us for further updates

OPSC Syllabus 2021:

Name of the Board

Odisha Public Service Commission(OPSC)
Name of the Post

Assistant Horticulture Officer(AHO)

Exam Date

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Syllabus Available

 OPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer Exam Pattern:

Name of the Subject

Number of Marks Time Duration
Post Name


3 Hours

Plantation crops

Plant propagation and nursery management


Vegetable Crops

Spices, Condiments, Medicinal plants


Organization Name

Ornamental Horticulture


Related subjects



Soil and Nutrition

Water Management


Weed Management

Dry-land Farming


Integrated Fanning System



Seed Technology



Plant Protection


200 Marks

  • There shall be no negative marking for Wrong Answers.

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OPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer Syllabus :

Plant propagation and nursery management:

Importance of plant propagation, sexual & asexual method of plant propagation, advantages, disadvantages, detail about grafting, layering, budding, cutting, tissue culture, propagation through specialized plant part, incompatibility, polyembryony, apomixes, pat1henocarpy, root stocks, anatomical studies on rooting, scion, graft union, use of PGR, propagation method of horticultural crops, plant propagating structure, media preparation, nursery act, registration, insect pest & disease control of nursery plants, Hi-tech

Fruit Crops:

Importance of fruits classification of fruits, area, production, export, marketing, storage, fruit growing zones of fruit crops, agro-climatic zones & suitable fruits for tropical, subtropical & waste land areas, soil, climate, varieties planting, cultural practices, irrigation, nutrition, weed management plant protection, harvesting, yield, storage, processing, Physiological disorders, insect, pest, diseases management, Post-harvest technology, training, pruning, unfruitfulness of fruits of important fruit crops such as mango, Banana, citrus fruits, Pine-apple, Guava, Citrus, Papaya, Sapota, Bae!, Ber, Jack fruit, Pomegranate, Litchi, Jamun, bael, Custard apple, aonla etc.

Plantation Crops:

importance, scope, area, production, marketing, processing & cultivation practices of important plantation crops like coconut, areca nut, Oil palm, Palmyrah palm, Cocoa, coffee, tea, rubber, date palm in relation to soil, climate, varieties, plant protection, soil & water management, processing packaging, grading, value addition.

Vegetable crops:

Area, production, importance, productivity, export, value addition, off season cultivation, green house cultivation, organic fanning, seed production, certification, value addition, storage of vegetable & cultivation of important, tropical, subtropical, temperate, under exploited, perennial vegetable crops in relation to soil, climate, varieties, hybrid, seed rate, spacing, fertiliser dose, physiological disorders, plant protection, harvesting storage,
processing, important varieties, vegetable garden etc. Spices, Condiments, Medicinal


History scope, area, production, marketing, export, value addition, processing, storage of important spices, condiments & medicinal plants. Cultivation practices of important spices, condiments and medicinal plants with relation to soil, climate, variety, spacing, fertilisers, plant protection, harvesting & marketing, processing etc. Uses of important spices, condiments & medicinal plants.

Ornamental Horticulture:

History, definition, scope, importance, marketing, export, aesthetic value, Horticulture
industry, industrial importance, open cultivation, protected cultivation, packaging, marketing, storage of important commercial flowers, Ornamental trees, climbers, shrubs, herbs, loose flowers, foliage plants, house plants, orchids, cut flowers, different types of garden, parks, gardens features, Bonsai, terrace garden, flower arrangement, bio aesthetic planting, landscape architecture, commercial cultivation of important cut flower crops, lawn & its maintenance, protected cultivation of important flowers & foliage plants.

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Related subjects:

Precision farming, protected cultivation, drip and sprinkler irrigation, Fe1tigation, post harvesting technology of horticultural crops, nutrient management, INM, important insect, pest and diseases of horticultural crops, water management, soil management, use of PGR, organic fanning and certification, leaf analysis, genetic Engineering, bio-control, different cropping pattern, crop rotation, farming system research, weed management, water management, soil management, seed production, organic fanning, protected cultivation, respiration, transpiration, photosynthesis, biotic & abiotic stress management, dormancy, growth and development, horticulture entrepreneurship.

Agro Meteorology:

Agro climate zones of India & Odisha, Agro- ecology for ho11icultural crops, Weather &
climate, Weather parameters and crop environment, Weather forecasting, Climate change, vulnerability and risks, Climate resilience and climate smart practices.

Soil and Nutrition:

Soil of Odisha, problematic soils and their management, essential plant nutrients, crop growth, manures and fe1tilisers, integrated nutrient management for horticultural crop, nutrient use efficiency

Water Management:

Water resources of Odisha, Irrigation development, Soil plant water relation, Water
requirement and irrigation efficiencies, Irrigation scheduling, methods & irrigation, micro irrigation & water use efficiencies, Irrigation water quality, stress management.

Weed Management:

Weeds competition & allelopathy, crop weed association, weed prevention eradication and
control, integrated weed management, herbicides and their uses selectivity and environmental impacts.

Dry Land Farming:

Rained and dry land horticulture, drought management, Contingent planning, soil moisture
conservation, water harvesting & recycling, watershed management, conservation farming/ horticulture.

Integrated Farming System:

Farming system and horticulture, Integrated farming system models (horticultural based), farm machineries & equipment for horticulture, tillage & tillage implements.

Seed Technology:

Seed quality, seed dormancy, seed production certification storage etc.


Cost of cultivation of horticultural crops, Entrepreneurship in horticulture, Agribusiness management, marketing.


Basic statistical principles, data collection compilation & presentation.

Plant Protection:

IPM, biological control, important insect pest, diseases and nematodes of horticultural crops.

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