OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 Notification

OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022: Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released notification against advt. no. 28 of 2022  regarding the recruitment of 145 posts of Assistant Agriculture Officer (AAO) in Class 2 of Group B category of Odisha Agriculture and Food Protection Service under Department of Agriculture &Farmer’s Empowerment.

The Online Applications for the same will start from 28th January 2022 till 28th February 2022. Interested and eligible students can click on the direct link mentioned below to apply for it when the link gets activated on the official website i.e. @opsc.gov.in. Read the complete article complete details, eligibility, pay scale, etc.

OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022- Overview

OPSC has issued a notification on 20th January regarding the recruitment of 145 Assistant Agriculture Officers in the agriculture department of the state. Check the tabular table below to have a view of the OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022.

OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022
Organization NameOdisha Public Service Commission
Post NameAssistant Agriculture Officer
Vacancies145
Application Staring Date 28th January 2022
Application Closing Date28th February 2022
CategoryOdisha Govt Jobs
Selection ModeWritten ExamInterview
LocationOdisha
Official Siteopsc.gov.in

OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022- Important Dates

The notification for OPSC AAO Recruitment has been released on 20th January 2022 for which the board will start accepting online applications from 28th January 2022. Below shows a tabular table regarding information about the important dates of OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2022.

OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022- Important Dates
EventsDates
Online Application Starts28th January 2022
Last Date to Apply Online28th February 2022
Last Date to Submit Registered Application07th March 2022
Admit Card Release DateTo Be Notified Soon
Written Exam DateTo Be Notified Soon

OPSC AAO Recruitment Notification 2022

OPSC will start the registration process for OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2022 from 28th January 2022 for which the notification has been released on 20th January 2022. Till then, the interested students can go through the  notification carefully for complete information from the direct link provided below:

OPSC AAO Recruitment Vacancy 2022

OPSC has announced a total of 145 vacancies of Assistant Agriculture Officer in the Department of Agriculture and Farmer’s Empowerment. A detailed vacancy distribution is shown below in the tabular form:

OPSC AAO Vacancy 2022
CategoryVacancies
UR62 (21-w)
SEBC14 (05-w)
SC20 (07-w)
ST27 (09-w)
Total123 (42-w)

OPSC AAO Online Application Link

The Onlne Application for the 145 posts of AAO in OPSC will start from 28th January 2022 and the process continues till 28th February 2022. The candidates can submit their Application form from 28th February till 07th March 2022. A direct link is provided below which will activate from 28th January 2022. Interested students can link on the below link to apply for OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 from 28th January Onwards.

Link to Apply for OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 (Inactive)

Also Check; OPSC ASO Recruitment 2022 for 796 Vacancies

How to apply for OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022?

Candidates can apply for OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2022 through online mode only. The online process has not started yet, interested students can directly apply from the link above-mentioned or follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website i.e. opsc.gov.in
  • Click on Apply Online Option.
  • Search for AAO  advertisement and then click on the New User option
  • Fill in the details properly which are asked along with photo and signature
  • Submit the form and pay the Application Fee.
  • Take a printout of the application for future use.

OPSC AAO Recruitment Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay some Application Fees set by the Board. The Fee structure for OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 is described below:

CategoryApplication Fee
UR/ SEBCRs 500/-
SC/ST/PwDRs 0/-

OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Eligibility Criteria

A person who wants to be an Assistant Agriculture Officer in OPSC must fulfil the minimum parameters of qualifications set by OPSC. Candidates must fulfil the qualifications that are mentioned below.

Education Qualification

A candidate who is willing to apply for OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 must possess a Bachelor Degree of Science(B.Sc)  in Agriculture/Horticulture from any recognized University or Institution.

Age Limit (as on 01-01-2022)

CategoryMinimum AgeMaximum Age
UR2138
S.E.B.C/SC/ST/Women/Ex-Serviceman2143
Pwd2148

OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Recruitment Selection Process

OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2022 exam will comprise of a Written exam followed by an Interview only for those students who have cleared the exam. Below shows a complete overview of the OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 Selection Process.

Exam TypeMarksDuration
Written ExamPaper 1Paper2 100 marks100 marks 2 hours2 hours
Interview25 marks———-

NOTE: There will be 0.25 marks of negative marking for every wrong answer marked in the written exam.

OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 Exam Pattern

OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2022 written exam will consist of 2 papers for 100 marks each with time duration of 2 hours for each. Details information about exam pattern is shown below:

OPSC AAO Paper 1 Exam Pattern

UNIT-1

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Agronomy12 Marks35 Marks
Farming System & sustainable agriculture5 Marks
Principle of organic farming6 Marks
Crop Production Technology12 Marks

UNIT-2

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Production Technology of Horticulture crops (Fruit)7 Marks20 Marks
Production Technology of Horticulture crops (Vegetables)8 Marks
Production Technology of Horticulture crops (Floriculture Crops)5 Marks

UNIT-3

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Field Crops6 Marks30 Marks
Horticulture crops4 Marks
Entomology14 Marks
Nematode pest of Horticulture crops & their managements6 Marks

UNIT-4

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Agriculture & sericulture3 Marks15 Marks
Agrometeorology & Climate Change7 Marks
Forestry5 Marks

OPSC AAO Paper 2 Exam Pattern

UNIT-1

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Geoinformatics & Nano-Technology5 Marks35 Marks
Fundamentals of soil science10 Marks
soil fertility & nutrition management10 Marks
problematics soils and their management10 Marks

UNIT-2

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Principals of seeds technology7 Marks25 Marks
Genetics & Plant breeding11 Marks
Introduction of crop physiology7 Marks

UNIT-3

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Fundamentals of agriculture extension education8 Marks30 Marks
Agriculture economics6 Marks
Fundamentals of statistics methods5 Marks
Agri-business management5 Marks
Agriculture marketing trade prices6 Marks

UNIT-4

Name of TopicNumber of questionsNumber of Marks
Agriculture Heritage4 Marks10 Marks
Farmer empowerment schemes6 Marks

OPSC Assistant Agriculture Officer Salary Structure

The state government provides a good salary for AAO posts as the job is of Group B category job, so one can expect a handsome salary for the job. Below shows the job structure of OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022.

Job Profile Scale of Pay
Assistant Agriculture OfficerRs 9,300-34,800/-Grade Pay Rs 4600/-(Level 10)

OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022- FAQs

Q. When will the online application process start for OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022?

Ans. The Online Application Process will start on 28th January 2022.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the OPSC AAO Recruitment 2022 written exam?

Ans. Yes, there will be 0.25 marks of negative marking for every wrong answer.

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