Andhra Pradesh Village Horticulture Assistant: The Ultimate Guide
Andhra Pradesh (AP) Village Horticulture Assistant Examination is an exam conducted for the post of Village Horticulture Assistant in Village Secretariats of Government of Andhra Pradesh. Government Andhra Pradesh has released the notification for the upcoming exam of AP Village Horticulture Assistant. Some of the duties and responsibilities of an AP Village Horticulture Assistant are: to work in the Village Secretariat/cluster headquarters as decided by the government; to work under the direct control of Horticulture Officers; to sensitize the farmers on different issues related to the horticulture crops as well as agricultural crops; to maintain statistics of all the horticultural as well as agricultural crops in the area etc. AP Village Horticulture Assistant can be a good job for the candidates who are aiming for a Government job in Andhra Pradesh. The pay scale for the job profile of an AP Village Horticulture Assistant is between Rs. 14,600/- to Rs. 44,870/-. The salary during the probation period will be Rs. 15,000/- per month.
Horticulture is the practice of garden cultivation and its management. Village Horticulture Assistant should motivate the farmers and collect documentation for the implementation of various departmental schemes. Village Horticulture Assistant should also motivate the farmers for enrolment to avail drip and sprinkler systems.
Here, in this article, we have listed all the details that one needs to know about the examination of AP Village Horticulture Assistant. We have explained eligibility, important dates, application details, syllabus, and vacancies for the examination of AP Village Horticulture Assistant.
Eligibility for AP Village Horticulture Assistant
A candidate must be a citizen of India and resident of Andhra Pradesh.
Educational Qualification & Age Limit
The candidate must possess 4 years B.Sc Horticulture / B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture of a Recognized University in the State (or) any other University accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt., of India, New Delhi
The candidate must possess 2 years Diploma in Horticulture (from Dr. YSRHU / ANGRAU recognized)
|Age Limit||18-42 years|
Important Dates for AP Village Horticulture Assistant, 2020
|Application start date||11/01/2020|
|Application end date||31/01/2020|
|AP Village Horticulture Assistant exam date||TBD|
Application details for AP Village Horticulture Assistant Examination
Before filling the application form, candidates are supposed to register themselves on the official website, http://gramasachivalayam.ap.gov.in/
Application Fee Structure
|Category||Application Fee||Examination Fee||Candidates applying for non-local districts|
|OC/OBC||Rs. 200||Rs. 200||Rs. 100 per district|
Mode of payment: Online
Fees once paid, shall not be refunded.
Syllabus for AP Village Horticulture Assistant Examination
|1.||General Studies & Mental Ability||50||50||50 minutes|
It is an OMR based exam.
1 mark is awarded for every correct answer while 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
Questions will be objective type.
1. General Studies & Mental Ability
Current affairs of regional
National and International importance
Contemporary development in science and Technology and Information Technology
History and Culture of India
Indian polity and governance
Society, Social justice, rights issues
Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh
Schemes of Government of Andhra Pradesh
Statement and Argument
Assertion and Reasoning
Fundamentals of Horticulture
Plant propagation and Nursery Management
Fundamentals of soil Science
Farm Power, Agricultural machinery & structures
Farm management, Agricultural finance, and marketing
Tropical Fruit Culture
Spices and Plantation crops
Value-added products of fruits and vegetables
Manures and fertilizers
Diseases of horticultural crops and their management
Soil and Water Engineering
Subtropical and Arid fruit culture
Seed production, certification, and varietal testing
Pest management of horticultural crops and apiculture
Ornamental gardening and landscape agriculture
Medicinal and Aromatic Cultivation
Dryland and Watershed management
Horticultural extension, teaching methods, and communication skills
Vacancies for AP Village Horticulture Assistant
Vacancies for AP Village Horticulture Assistant as notified in the official notification are given below:
|Post||No. of vacancies|
|AP Village Horticulture Assistant||1783|
Details of the vacancies for AP Village Horticulture Assistant
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about AP Village Horticulture Assistant
Q1) What is the pay scale of the AP Village Horticulture Assistant?
A1) The pay scale of an AP Village Horticulture Assistant is between Rs. 14,600/- to Rs. 44,870/-. The salary during the probation period will be Rs. 15,000/- per month.
Q2) What are some of the duties of an AP Village Horticulture Assistant?
A2) Some of the duties of an AP Village Horticulture Assistant are: to actively participate in the conduct of surveys, to mobilize farmers for organizing training farms, to follow the ‘month-wise calendar of activities’ for successful implementation and completion of departmental activities, etc.
Q3) What does an AP Village Horticulture Assistant do, in respect of crop insurance?
A3) An AP Village Horticulture Assistant in respect of crop insurance, creates awareness among the farmers, educates them about the facilities being provided by the Government, and motivates them for crop insurance.
Q4) When can the hall ticket of AP Village Horticulture Assistant Examination be downloaded?
A4) The hall ticket of AP Village Horticulture Assistant Examination can be downloaded three days before the commencement of the examination.
Q5) Is it mandatory for a candidate to have done both, 4 years graduation in horticulture and 2 years Diploma in horticulture to qualify the eligibility criteria for AP Village Horticulture Assistant Examination?
A5) No. A candidate is required to possess any one of the two educational qualification degrees as stated in the article above.
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