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Top Government Jobs Exams for Agriculture Graduates

According to 2011 Agriculture census, more than 60% of Indian population works in Agriculture sector. This sector is most important politically and geographically and quality institutions and qualified officers are required to grow and manage this sector. In this article, we have listed down top government jobs in agriculture sector in India.

List of top govt jobs in agriculture sector

Krishi Vignyan Kendra SMS

The Krishi Vignyan Kendra conducts the Subject Matter Specialist exam every year. The details of the exam are given below:

Job Profile

SMSs conduct scientific evaluation, demonstration, and training to rural youths and extension personals. They facilitate direct communication between farmers and scientists.

Salary

The pay scale is between ₹15,600 and ₹39,100. The RGP is ₹5,400.

Exam Pattern

Written Exam

Syllabus

The exam consists of only multiple choice questions. It consists of different sections with different weightage.

KVK Manager

The manager, supervisor and field officers have a common exam in Krishi Vignyan Kendra. The details of the exam are as follows:

Job Profile

The job profile involves conducting socio-economic assessment, conducting small-scale procedures, monitoring project activities and focussing on team involvement.

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Salary

The salary starts and advances from ₹9,300 to ₹34,800.  Added emoluments total to ₹4,200.

Exam Pattern

Online Exam

Syllabus

Agricultural Science – 50 marks, Computer Science – 50 marks, General Knowledge – 50 marks, Reasoning – 50 marks and Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks.

CG Vyapam

The Chattisgarh conducts the RAEO exam to select the officers for the post. The details of the exam are:

Job Profile

The Rural Agriculture Extension Officer is required to arrange for agricultural inputs from the headquarters, organize training camps for farmers, contact farmers for supply of inputs, organise field days and co-ordinate with panchayats and get soil samples.

Salary

The pay scale is between ₹5,200 and ₹20,200 per month. The grade pay is ₹28,000.

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Written Exam

Stage 2: Personal Interview

Syllabus

Questions can be asked on agriculture, horticulture, agricultural engineering and biotechnology.

Agriculture Surveyor

Agricultural surveyor is a position in the government that recruits candidates for various central and state government jobs. The details of the exam are:

Job Profile

Agricultural surveyors undertake Soil Conservation Schemes, estimates costs of works and prepares map of the land to benefit the schemes.

Salary

The pay scale is between ₹18,000 and ₹30,000.

Exam Pattern

Online Exam

Syllabus

Questions on various topics like Geometrical Constructions, Classification Surveys, Types of Surveys, Levelling, Triangulation, Digital Theodolite, and Curves.

CG Vyapam RHEO

The Rural Horticulture Extension Officer exam is conducted by CG Vyapam annually for recruitment in the post. The details of the exam are:

Job Profile

RHEOs are required to arrange for agricultural inputs from the headquarters, organize training camps for farmers, contact farmers for supply of inputs, organise field days and co-ordinate with panchayats and get soil samples.

Salary

The pay scale is between ₹5,200 and ₹20,200. The Grade Pay is ₹2,400.

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Written Test

Stage 2: Personal Interview

Syllabus

General Studies and General Abilities, Agriculture Syllabus – Diploma Level and Vocational Level and English.

IBPS SO

The Specialist Officer is an exam conducted for various specialized jobs in the institute. The details of the exam are as follows:

Job Profile

IT officers take care of the software of banks, agricultural field officer promotes loans in rural areas, Rajbhasha Adhikari promotes Hindi in the official proceedings, law officer represents the bank in legal proceedings, personnel officer handles the human resource department and marketing officer markets the brand.

Salary

The basic pay is ₹23,700. The pay scale is between ₹23,700 and ₹32,850. The DA is 36% and HRA is 7.9%.

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Prelims

Stage 2: Mains

Syllabus

Reasoning – 50 marks, English – 25 marks, Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks, Professional Knowledge – 60 marks.

SBI SO

The SBI Specialist Officer exam is conducted for employment in various specialized fields. The details are as follows:

Job Profile

IT officers take care of the software of banks, agricultural field officer promotes loans in rural areas, Rajbhasha Adhikari promotes Hindi in the official proceedings, law officer represents the bank in legal proceedings, personnel officer handles the human resource department and marketing officer markets the brand.

Salary

The in-hand salary is above ₹40,000. Emoluments are allowed. Allowances like lease allowance and furniture allowance is granted.

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Exam Pattern

Written Exam

Syllabus

Reasoning – 70 marks, English – 50 marks and Professional Knowledge – 100 marks.

IARI Technical Assistant

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute Technical Assistant is selected every year with the help of a written test, the details of which are given below:

Job Profile

Technical Assistants are required to provide administrative assistance, provide technical support and complete tasks given.

Salary

The salary is ₹15,000 per month consolidated with emoluments.

Exam Pattern

Written Test

Syllabus

General Knowledge – 25 questions, Math – 25 questions, Science – 25 questions and Social Science – 25 questions.

NSCL Management Trainee

The National Seeds Corporation Limited conducts the Management Trainee exam every year for recruitment of suitable candidates for the post. The details of the exam are as given below:

Job Profile

The job profile involves receiving training in several developments , learning line and staff functions, setting performance goals, monitoring performance progress, observing experienced workers and receiving training in functions and operations.

Salary

The pay scale is between ₹14,000 and ₹1,40,000.

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Written Test

Stage 2: Personal Interview

Syllabus

Reasoning – 50 marks, Numerical Ability – 50 marks, General Awareness – 50 marks, Computer Knowledge – 50 marks and English Language – 50 marks.

FCI Assistant Grade 3

The Food Corporation of India conducts the Assistant exam for Grade 3 every year to fill vacancies in this position. The details of the exam are as given below:

Job Profile

The job profile for assistants of grade 3 involves checking outgoing mails for completeness and readiness for dispatch, comparing typed material, recording movement of incoming and outgoing in files, preparing identity card for employees, receiving monthly intends and performing other related work assigned by the superiors.

Salary

The net salary ranges from ₹17,958-₹18,888-₹19,818. The basic pay is ₹9,300. The DA is ₹9,320. The HRA is ₹930 to ₹2,790. The transport allowance is ₹500 and the lunch subsidy is ₹300. Total deductions are ₹2,300.

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Preliminary Exam

Stage 2: Main Exam

Syllabus

English – 30 marks, Reasoning Ability – 35 marks and Math – 35 marks.

NABARD Grade A

NABARD conducts the Grade A and Grade B officer exam every year to fill the vacancies in this post. The details of the exam are as follows:

Job Profile

The job profile for Grade A officers involves a lot of multitasking. Work assigned by the Chief General Manager is to be carried out by the Grade A officers.

Salary

The basic salary starts at ₹28,150 per month. The pay scale is between ₹28,150 and ₹34,350. Allowances like DA and HRA are offered.  The emoluments amount to a total of ₹61,000 per month.

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Prelims

Stage 2: Mains

Syllabus

Stage 1: Reasoning – 20 marks, English – 40 marks, Computer Knowledge – 20 marks, General Awareness – 20 marks, Quants – 20 marks, Economic and Social Issues – 40 marks and ARD – 40 marks

Stage 2: Paper 1 – General English, Paper 2 – Economic and Social Issues and ARD and Paper 3 related to discipline.

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