DDA SO Horticulture Syllabus And Exam Pattern
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DDA SO Horticulture Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of Section Officer horticulture is following this
- I will cover a FEW points regarding sectional officer horticulture.
- there is only one online written exam.
- there is a negative marking of one by third ⅓.
- don’t do questions which answers you don’t know because there is negative marking.
- the merit list will be made on this written exam.
- don’t do delay to start the preparation of written exam don’t wait for admit card start preparing today itself.
- in the written exam maximum questions will be from your horticulture topic so prepare well for this topic.
DDA SO Horticulture Written exam Syllabus
aptitude, general awareness, and English language
few important points –
- The total time will be allotted for the online written exam is 2 hours.
- Prepare well for the online written exam because this is the source of the final merit list.
- in the online written exam is General candidate must secure at least 40% marks
- OBC students must secure 35% marks.
- SC and ST students must secure 30% marks to get in the merit list.
- there is a negative marking of one by third so don’t give a false answer.
Sectional Officer (Horticulture) DDA syllabus
Candidates must have knowledge of – Horticulture, Styles of Gardening, Lawn Development,
Roadside\plantation of trees/shrubs. Flowering shrubs, Hedges, Bonsai and its maintenance, Annual
flowers, Topiary, Indoor, and outdoor potted plants, Propagation of roses, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia,
Bougainvillea, Hanging Basket, Cultivation of Cut flowers i.e. Roses, Gladiolus, Orchids, Tuberose,
Lilium and Anthurium, Ground Covers, Medicinal Plants, Scented Shrubs/Trees, Propagation, Plant
Protection, Nursery management, Routine Garden operations, Features of the garden, Flower shows
and Garden Competitions, Floral ornaments and Flower Arrangements.
Part-II: To measure the candidate’s reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, and proficiency in English and
a) Test of Reasoning
b) Test of Quantitative Aptitude
c) Test of General Awareness and
d) Test of English Language
(A) Test of Reasoning
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.
This component may include questions on analogies, similarities, and differences, space visualization,
spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, Visual memory,
discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, and figural classification,
arithmetic number series, non- verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic
reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy,
Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series,
Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical
Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams,
Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern–folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern– folding and
completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll
numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures,
Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.
b) Test of Quantitative Aptitude
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of
numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole
numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,
Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and
The allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra, Graphs of
Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence, and similarity of triangles,
Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or
more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Bar diagram & Pie chart
Test of General Awareness
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general
awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be
designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and
experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also
include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History,
Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
d) Test of English Language
Questions in this components will be designed to test the
candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spotting the error, fill
in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting misspelled words, idioms & phrases, one word
substitution, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect
narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage &
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some more important points of dda so recruitment
Applications are invited On- www.dda.org.in .
Direct Recruitment 2020” from eligible candidates
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture or Forestry from a
recognized University or Institute or equivalent.
TA/DA will be paid to only SC/ST candidates on producing the valid proof of traveling along with Identity proof, proof of SC/ST and residence proof for appearing in the On-Line competitive examination.
The selected candidate shall be asked to furnish a Surety Bond of Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakhs only).
If he/she leaves the services of the Authority before completion of a three-year service (Probation of two years + one-year regular service thereafter), the surety furnished by the candidates shall be forfeited.
The compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of the examination will be allowed only to such
Persons with Disabilities who opt for the facility of Scribe as mentioned in (b), (c) and (d) above.
All the candidates with benchmark disability not availing the facility of the scribe may be allowed
additional time of a minimum of one hour for an examination of 3 hours duration
However, in case two or more candidates acquire same merit position, then their date of birth shall be deciding factor to determine their merit, i.e. the elder candidate shall be placed higher in the
The candidates are advised to submit only a single online application form. However, if somehow,
he/she submits multiple online application forms, then he/she must ensure that online application form with the higher “Registration Number” is complete in all respects including fees applicable.
The applicants, who submit multiple online application forms, should note that
only the online application form with higher “Registration Number” shall be entertained by the
DDA and fee paid against one “Registration Number” shall not be adjusted against any other
DDA SO Horticulture Syllabus And Exam Pattern important points
Application form once submitted cannot be modified, hence utmost care should be taken to furnish the correct details before submitting the online application form.
Candidates are required to keep active their Email-ID and Mobile Number registered in the online application form during the currency of this recruitment process.
DDA will send Admit Cards, Call Letter for documents verification/ Interview Letters for the interview and other communication only at the registered email ID/Mobile of candidates.
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