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Punjab PSC Agriculture Development Officer Recruitment 2020: 141 Vacancies

For Punjab PSC Agriculture Development Officer Recruitment 2020, an announcement of 141 vacancies has been made. Candidates interested in the post may go through the article for complete information for the notification. The official notification PDF has been provided too, for checking the details such as eligibility, vacancy, online application dates, link to apply online, syllabus, exam pattern. Read further to get all such information.

Punjab PSC Agriculture Development Officer Recruitment

The Punjab Public Service Commission invites Online Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to 141 vacancies of Agriculture Development Officer(ADO) in the Department of Agriculture and Welfare of Farmers, Punjab. Candidates with Agriculture background and knowledge of Punjabi may refer to the article for all essential information.

Check Important Dates:

Event Date
Advertisement Date 31st January 2020
Online Application Start Date 31st January 2020
Last date for Filling Application Form 20th February 2020 by 23:59 hours
Last date for depositing the Application Fee by using the print out of system generated Fee Challan Form 27th February 2020  during Bank hours
Punjab PSC ADO Exam Date 08-03-2020
Punjab PSC ADO Admit Card 03-03-2020


Punjab PSC Agriculture Development Officer Vacancy 2020

A total of 141 vacancies have been released as per the official notification. This is a good number for eligible candidates. Check the table below for distribution of Punjab PSC ADO vacancy.

Category Name of Post/Category No of Vacancy
71 General 55
72/73 Ex-Serviceman/LDESM, Punjab 10
74 Wards of Freedom Fighter, Punjab 1
75 Sports Persons, Punjab 3
76 Person with Disability 1) Blind and Low Vision – (76-A) 2
2) Deaf and Hard of Hearing – (76-B 2
3) Locomotive Disability – (76-C) (including Cerebral palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid attack victims and Muscular dystrophy 1
4) Intellectual Disability – (76 D) (including Autism,and Specific disability) and Mental illness OR Multiple disabilities specified in Serial No. 1 to 4 above, including deaf-blindness 1
77 Scheduled Castes Other, Punjab 15
78/79 Scheduled Caster (Others) ESM/LDESM, Punjab 3
80 Scheduled Castes Sports Person, Punjab 1
81 Balmiki Mazbhi Sikhs, Punjab 14
82/83 Balmiki Mazbhi Sikhs ESM/LDESM, Punjab 2
84 Balmiki Mazbhi Sikhs Sports Persons, Punjab 1
85 Backward Classes, Punjab 13
86/87 Backward Classes ESM/LDESM, Punjab 3
88 Economically Weaker Section 14
Total 141

This job is a great opportunity for agriculture field candidates to get a Punjab Govt job. Do ensure the fulfilment of qualification to apply online.

Punjab PSC ADO Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility involves the fulfilment of Age Limit including the relaxation and the educational qualification.
  • Age Limit:
  1. Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 01-01-2020.
    Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 45 years for Punjab Govt. and its Board/Corporation/Commission and Authorities employees, all States/ Central Government employees.
  2. The Upper age limit is relaxed up to 42 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab.
  3. Ex-servicemen of Punjab Domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in the Armed Forces of Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.
  4. Upper age limit is also relaxable up to 42 years for Widows, Divorcees and certain other Categories of Women.
  5. Upper age limit is also relaxed up to 47 years for Persons with Disability of Punjab
  • Education Qualification
  1. Should Possess a degree in B.Sc.(Agriculture) (with minimum sixty per cent marks) from any recognized University or Institution. Hence this job is for graduates from agriculture background.
  2. Preference shall be given to a person, who possesses a degree in M.Sc. (Agriculture) from any recognized University or Institution.
  3. Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent Standard is essential.
    Provided further that he or she is a ward of Defence Service Personnel, who is a bonafide resident of Punjab State, is appointed by direct appointment, he shall have to pass an examination of Punjabi Language equivalent to Matriculation Standard or he shall have to qualify a test conducted by the Language Wing of the Department of Education of Punjab Government within a period of two years from the date of his appointment.
  4. Provided further that where a War Hero, who has been discharged from defence services
    or paramilitary forces on account of disability suffered by him and his widow or dependent member of his family is appointed under the instructions issued in this behalf
    by the Government, the person so appointed will not be required to possess aforesaid
    knowledge of Punjabi language.


15600-39100+5400 Grade Pay

Fixed emolument equal to Minimum of the Pay Band without any Grade Pay or any allowance will be paid during the probation period of three years

Punjab PSC Agriculture Development Officer Online Form

The Online Form for Punjab PSC Agriculture requires the Registration & Application fee through challan. The details of the form submission process are provided.

Register your application through a valid email account and a mobile phone number.
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Link to Apply Online

Application Fee:

Name of Category Online
Examination Fee Total
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes of
all States and Backward Classes of
Punjab State only.
Rs. 500/- Rs. 625/- 1125/-
Ex-Servicemen of Punjab state only Rs. 500/- No Fee to be paid 500/-
All Others Categories (including
Lineal Descendant of Ex-servicemen,
Rs 500/- Rs. 2500/- 3000/-
Person with Disability, (Physical
Handicapped) Punjab State only
Rs. 500/- Rs. 1250/- 1750/-

Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Punjab PSC ADO

From the syllabus of the subject 100 questions 250 marks
From Logical Reasoning Mental Ability 10 questions 25 marks
From General Knowledge and Current Affairs 10 questions 25 marks
Total questions ( Duration of examination is 2 hours) 120 questions 300 marks
Interview 40 mark
Total Mark 340

Read more on Punjab PSC Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Punjab PSC ADO Admit Card 2020

The written Competitive Examination for the Post of Agriculture Development Officers is scheduled on 08-03-2020 Admit Cards for the Written Competitive Examination will become live on 03-03-2020, 01:00 P.M. onwards at http://ppsc.gov.in.
Admit Card will also be sent through E-mail ID.

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