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WBPSC Assistant Horticulture Syllabus 2020 PDF is here to download – Candidates who are going to participate in the examination will be in the need of guidelines about the exams. Download the exam pattern and the syllabus to prepare well for the exams. The commission is going to announce the exam date soon on their official portal. Though, aspirants who have applied for WBPSC Director of Horticulture Recruitment 2020 can now download the West Bengal PSC Exam Syllabus. In this page, we have uploaded the direct and quick access to get the exam pattern and syllabus. Make sure to get the WBPSC Assistant Horticulture Syllabus before the exam date.

West Bengal Public Service Commission Exam Pattern

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Subject Name : General Knowledge
Time Duration : 2 Hours
Total Marks : 100 Marks

Reasoning

Computer Knowledge

Numerical Ability

Technical Subjects

WBPSC Geography Mistress Syllabus – Subject Wise
General Knowledge:

Geography
International Affairs
Politics
Culture
Economy
Banking
Arts
Current Events
Awards
Sports
Indian History

 
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Reasoning:

Seating Arrangements
Distance and Arrangements
Analogy and Classification
Blood and Coded Relations
Data Sufficiency and Analysis
Statement and Conclusion
Ranking and arrangements
Series and Alphabets
Directions

Numerical Ability:

Allegations and Mixtures
Areas
Permutation and Combination
Ratio and Proportion
Stocks
Races and games
Logarithms
Partnership
Banker’s Discount
Probability
Averages
Chain Rules
Compound Interest
Square root
Decimal fractions
Numbers
Boats and Streams
Heights and Distance
Simple Interest
Volumes and Surface
Time and Work
Problems on Age
Problems on HCF & LCF

Computer Knowledge:

Software Installing
Ms Word
Ms Powerpoint
Data Transfer
Computer organization
MS Office Suite
MS Excel
The Hardware of Computers
Internet
MS-Dos

WBPSC Assistant Horticulture Syllabus – Aromatic Plants:

Commercially important aromatic plants notified by Govt. of India like Lemongrass, Citronella, Patchouli, Vetiver, Artemisia annua, Geranium, Minot, Ocimum Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Lavender, etc.commercially grown and marketed aromatic plants of Bengal, list of threatened, rare and endangered aromatic plants of Bengal, the scope of commercialization of aromatic plants as an alternate crop in Bengal

 
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Ornamental gardening:

Landscaping- design and principles
Types of gardens
Layout
Garden components
Flowering, foliage and Avenue trees
Arboretum
Shrubs
Creepers and Climbers. Cacti and succulents, hedge and edge plants
Plants for rockery and water garden
Flowering annuals, Indoor plants, Fardenadornaments
Arches and pergolas
Lawn
Grasses
Making and maintenance
Terrace gardening, topiary Bonsai preparation, flower arrangements, urban and Peri-urban Horticulture, Kitchen garden, aeroponics, hydroponics, and Herbal garden

Organic Farming:

Definition of organic farming, the scope of organic farming in Horticulture Crops, Certification procedure and inspection of organic production of Horticrops
Scientific use of microbial inoculants in Horticrops
Preparation and use of organic manures viz. Enriched compost, Vermicompost, Green manuring, Beejamrutha, Jeevamrutha, Panchagavya, Biodigester Vermi wash, Cow urine, Neem cake, BD-500, etc. Use of Bio-fertilizers viz. Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillium, phosphate solubilizers, Azolla, plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, VAM in different Horticultural crops
Methods of application of biofertilizers. Use of microbial consortia in composting of Agri/horticultural wastes and enrichment of compost. Microbial biocontrol agents viz. pseudomonas, Bacillus, PGPR, etc. Crops suitable for organic farming.

 
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Precision Farming:

Definition and implementation in Horticultural crops.
Principles and practices of Integrated Farming System.
Cultivation of Mushroom

Seed Science and Technology:

Type of seeds concept of seed quality and factors affecting it. Role and goal of seed technology
Generation system of seed multiplication, classes of seed. Different organization involve in seed production and certification
Principles of seed production, seed certification & processing. Seed testing method (Germination test, physical purity test, moisture test, TZ test, etc) principles and methods of seeds storage, IPR and its utilization, PPVR and FR technique of seed production in important vegetable (Tomato, Brinjal, onion, cucurbits, root vegetable, etc)

Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry:

Importance of soil testing, soil sampling procedure for horticulture crops, and interpretation. Plants nutrients – introduction, the definition of nutrient, nutrients accumulation, nutrient uptake, and nutrient removal
Stout criteria of essentiality
Classification of essential nutrients as a primary, secondary, and micronutrient. Function and deficiency symptom of nutrient and remedial measures
Organic matter, the importance of the organic matter, humus, types of humus and importance of humus and organic matter
Fertilizers – definition, the difference between organic manure and fertilizer
Classification of fertilizer
Problematic soil – causes and reclamation methods. Quality of irrigation water and management and integrated plant nutrient management

Biotechnology:

Conventional methods of crop improvement, selection, mutation, polyploidy, and clonal selection
Plant tissue culture – History, Laboratory organization, Sterilization methods, Media preparation, Plant Growth Regulators, Micropropagation, Callus culture, Cell Culture, Protoplast Culture and Fusion, Organogenesis and Somatic embryogenesis
Application of tissue culture for crop improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. Methods for Plant Conservation, Cryopreservation, Haploid production: – Anther, Pollen, Embryo and ovule culture and their applications

WBPSC Assistant Horticulture Syllabus – Somaclonal Variation:

Production of bioactive secondary metabolites by plant tissue culture
Genetic engineering in plants
Isolation and characterization – drug development, Biopesticides, growth regulators, Biofertilizers
Value addition via biotransformation. Biocatalyst, Bioremediation, Biofuels, Feedstock chemicals, Designer Chemicals. Hardening of micro propagated plants.

 
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WBPSC Assistant Horticulture Syllabus – Technical Subjects
Manures and Manuring:

Organic and inorganic manures
Biofertilizers
Fertigation
Bio Agents

Essential Elements:

Functions
Deficiency symptoms
Fertilizer schedule
Time and method of application.
Physiological disorders
Control measures

Maturity:

Harvesting
Pre and Post Harvest Handling
Processing and Preservation.
Role of Plant Growth regulators and their commercial applications in the Horticulture

Irrigation:

Water requirement of different Horticultural crops various irrigation methods including Drip, Sprinkler, Fogging, Misting and Water Stress on Horticultural crops, medicinal and aromatic plants and plantation crops
Plasticulture
Mulching types.

Training and Pruning:

Principles and Methods
Canopy Architecture
Planting systems and Planting densities

Flowering:

Pollination
Fruit set
Fruit drop
Causes and Prevention
Unfruitfulness associated with External and Internal factors

 

Seed and Vegetative Propagation:

Advantages and disadvantages – seed propagation
Seed Treatment
Vegetative propagation
Important methods of Vegetative Propagation – Cutting – Layering – Incompatibility – Grafting – Budding – Rootstock – Scion – (Stock – Scion relationship) – Specialized parts of Propagation (bulbs, corns, tubers, offsets, runners, etc.). Nursery management – seed sowing, media, soil, irrigation, nursery diseases, and pests, transplanting, shade and light intensity, germination, weeding, hardening off plants

Tropical, Subtropical, Temperate and Sub-Temperate Horticultural Crops:

Climate and Soil
Propagation practices spacing and planting – varieties – Nutrient water and weed management mulching
Intercropping
Use of growth regulators
Yield
Economics
Integrated pest and disease management
Pre and Postharvest practices
Processing and Preservation – Marketing, High-density orchards. Scope of cultivation of temperate and sub-temperate fruits, flowers, vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants in West Bengal, present area, production and productivity of temperate, sub-temperate horticultural crops of West Bengal – reasons for the decline of Mandarin orange production, ways and means to rejuvenate it, area, production and productivity of it

 
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Fruit Crops:

Kiwi
Peach
Pear
Plum
Nectarine
Strawberry
Apple
Walnut
Berries
Hazelnut
Chestnut
Avocado
Minor fruits – their propagation, scope of commercialization in West Bengal

Spice Crops:

Cardamom
Ginger
Turmeric
Saffron
Black Pepper

Flower Crops:

Cymbidium and Tropical Orchids
Chrysanthemum
Marigold
Gerbera
Gladiolus
Anthurium
Carnation
Statice

Plantation Crops:

Cinchona, Tea, Coffee, Rubber, Olive, etc. History of Cinchona Cultivation in India and in the world, its role in World Wars, a present state in India
Darjeeling tea, production, challenges and future scope of continuous cultivation scope of coffee production in West Bengal, present scenario and future possibilities, an initiative of GTA to make a brand name “Kalimpong Coffee’
Commercial cultivation of rubber in West Bengal, the scope of processing to make finish products – the scope of cultivation in West Bengal

Vegetable Crops:

Tomato
Brinjal
Bhendi
Chilli
Cucumber
Gourds
Pumpkin
Peas
Beans
Potato
Tuber crops
Carrot Radish
Cauliflower
Cabbage etc.
Exotic vegetable – Broccoli, Brussels, Sprouts, Asparagus, Celery, Spinach, etc

Medicinal Plants:

Ipecac, Chirata, Taxus baccata, cinchona and other commercially important Medicinal plants like Ashwagandha, Sweriitia chirata, Rauvolfia serpentina, Valeriana jatamansi, Ocimum sanctum, Artemisia annua, Gymnema Sylvestre, Catharanthus roseus, Piper longum, Withania somnifera, Andrographis paniculata, costus precious, Digitalis purpurea, Stevia, etc
Medicinal plants grown and used in West Bengal, commercially grown and marketed medicinal plants of Bengal, list of threatened, rare and endangered medicinal plants of Bengal, the scope of commercialization of medicinal plants as an alternate crop in Bengal .

 
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WBPSC Assistant Horticulture Syllabus 2020 – Overview

Name of the Board :West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

Name of the Post :Assistant Director of Horticulture, Geography Mistress

No of Vacancies :Various Vacancies

Category :Syllabus

Exam Date :Updated Soon

Location :West Bengal

Official Website :wbpsc.gov.in

 

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