WBPSC Preliminary Assistant In Agricultural Services Syllabus & Exam Pattern

West Bengal Public Service Commission Common Preliminary Screening Test is being held for the important purpose of recruitment of the following posts-

  • Assistant Director of Agriculture in W.B. Agricultural Service (Administrative)
  • Assistant Botanist
  • Assistant Agricultural Chemist/ Analytical Chemist/ Jr. Soil Scientist
  • Assistant Agronomist in W.B. Agricultural Service (Research)

under the Agriculture Department of Government Of West Bengal.

WBPSC Exam syllabus & pattern details are described below according to which the exam paper is set and the candidates need to prepare for exam accordingly.

Exam Pattern: Objective type paper of 100 marks for which 2 hours of time is allotted.

Exam Syllabus: The topics to be studied for exam include- General topics, crop production and protection. These individually cover-

  • Methods of Agril Extension (training, demonstration, publications)
  • Commercial Farm Enterprise Management
  • Design of experiments, sampling, statistical analysis
  • Rural Sociology and Extension
  • Computer application: information, networking and website browsing
  • Agro climatic Zones of West Bengal
  • Agro meteorology & remote sensing
  • Agril Economics, Farm Management, Grading, Packaging market Information
  • Rural Resource Survey & development planning

Under Crop Production, the topics to be studied are-

  • Soils and Soil Health
  • Manures, fertilizers
  • Field crops, cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fibers, sugar crops
  • Vegetable crops
  • Flower & Ornamentals like Rose, Tuberose, Dahlia
  • Sericulture, Beekeeping & Mushrooms
  • Medicine, Spice, Aromatics
  • Irrigation & Drainage
  • Land shaping, development & preparation
  • Fruits & plantation

In Crop Protection, the topics to be studied are-

  • Pests of important crops & control
  • Diseases among important crops with control
  • Principles & Practices of plant protection
  • Regulations, Resistant varieties, Transgenic
  • Plant Pathology & Disease control
  • Pests of important crops & their control
  • Entomology & Pest Control
  • Plant Pathology & Disease control
  • Diseases of important crops & their control
  • Pesticides, Fungicides, Weedicides
  • Environment and its pollution, Toxicity, Phytotoxicity, antidotes
  • Entomology & Pest Control
  • Integrated pest, disease & weed management

Study well for exam and practice more and more questions to achieve a better score in the exam. The questions are asked from basics judging the candidate upon their skills.

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