Download PDF NHB Senior Horticulture Officer Syllabus

Welcome again to our blog, as you know, the National Horticulture Board has published Recruitment 2024 for 44 posts of Deputy Director and Senior Horticulture Officer. If anyone wants to enter the NHB field then pass this exam and to complete this exam you will need a Horticulture Officer course which is given below.

Now let's start our post and first talk about the exam pattern.

NHB horticulture officer syllabus & Exam pattern 2024

The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer exam is in two parts and each exam is of 100 marks.

  • There will be separate answer sheets for each part.
  • A negative marking of 1/3 will be applied on both parts.
  • There will be no break between the two parts.

PartType of QuestionsDurationTotal MarksSectionsWeightage
GATMCQs2 hours200- General English (30) , Quantitative Aptitude (30) , Reasoning (40)25% each section
HAMCQs2 hours200- Single section covering all topics100%

Horticulture Officer Eligibility Criteria 

Now if we talk about the eligibility criteria:

Age LimitNot exceeding 30 years old as of January 5, 2024. Age relaxation as per government rules applies for specific categories.
Educational QualificationBachelor's degree in any of the following disciplines:  Horticulture  Agriculture  - Post-harvest Technology  Agriculture Economics  Agriculture Engineering  - Post-harvest Management Food Technology Food Science
Additional RequirementsNo minimum percentage is required for graduation.
Physical FitnessMust meet the required physical standards set by the NHB.

NHB senior horticulture officer syllabus

Now let's talk about detailed NHB senior horticulture officer :

General EnglishComprehension, Cloze Test, Vocabulary, Grammar, Usage
Quantitative AptitudeNumbers, Percentages, Ratio and proportion, Profit and loss, Time and work, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry
ReasoningAnalogy, Classification, Series Completion, Coding-Decoding, Logical Deduction
Principles of HorticultureIntroduction to Horticulture, Classification of Horticultural Crops, Plant Propagation, Nursery Management, Planting Systems and Techniques, Pruning and Training, Weed Control, Water Management, Nutrient Management, Protected Cultivation, Integrated Pest Management, Organic Horticulture, Postharvest Management, Quality Control
Fruit ScienceMajor Fruit Crops of India, Production Technology of Important Fruit Crops, Important Diseases and Pests of Fruit Crops
Vegetable ScienceMajor Vegetable Crops of India, Production Technology of Important Vegetable Crops, Important Diseases and Pests of Vegetable Crops
Floriculture and Ornamental HorticultureMajor Flowers and Ornamental Plants, Production Technology of Important Flowers and Ornamental Plants, Landscape Gardening, Post-harvest Management of Cut Flowers
Post-harvest Technology and MarketingImportance of Post-harvest Technology, Handling and Transportation of Horticultural Produce, Storage and Processing of Horticultural Produce, Marketing of Horticultural Produce, Role of NHB in Horticulture Development


Here in this post, we add all information related to the NHB horticulture officer exam so if you are searching to try to crack this exam then you should read this spot till the end.

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