Odisha PSC Assistant Agriculture Engineer Syllabus 2019 Pdf

Pooja | May 11, 2020


Recruitment Board Name
Odisha Public Service Commission
Post Name
Assistant Agriculture Engineer
Similar JobsOdisha PSC Jobs
Total Vacancies130
Job TypeOdisha Govt Jobs
Selection Process
Written Test
Exam Date
17th November 2019
Official Website

Odisha PSC Asst Agriculture Engineer Syllabus 2019

The Odisha Assistant Agriculture Engg Syllabus is an essential aspect of exam preparation. Why because exam syllabus covers the subjects & subtopics included in the written examination. It helps the candidates to manage time while attempting the exam. 

www.opsc.gov.in AAE Jobs Selection Process

The selection of individuals for Assistant Agriculture Engineer post of the Odisha Agriculture & Food Production Service involves two stages. The shortlisted contenders from these two steps.

  • Written Exam
  • Viva Voice Test

OPSC Assistant Agriculture Engineer Exam Pattern 2019

Odisha Assistant Agriculture Engineer (Group B) Test Pattern details are included here. By knowing OPSC AAE Paper Pattern 2019, you can analyse difficult topics, high weightage subjects. So, that it helps in the exam preparation.

  • Written Exam has multiple-choice questions.
  • It has two papers.
  • Each paper carries 100 marks.
  • Total marks in OPSC Group B Exam are 200 marks.
  • The subjects of Paper I are Farm Machinery and Power, General Engineering.
  • Paper-II subjects are Agricultural Processing And Food Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering.
  • Each question has one mark.
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • The examination shall be of 2 hours duration.

Odisha PSC AAE Syllabus 2019 – Topics

Paper – I 

  • General Engineering
  • Farm Machinery and Power

For General Engineering

  • Computer Programming and Data Structures
  • Data types, operators
  • Managing input & output, decision making
  • Looping, arrays, branching
  • Structures and unions
  • Workshop practice and Workshop technology
  • Measuring tools
  • Welding, drilling, tools and functions
  • Applied Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Diodes, transistors, logic circuits
  • Measurement of temperature, velocity
  • Generalised instrumentation
  • Transducer types and applications
  • Common Statistical data on agriculture
  • Statistics on Agriculture
  • Land distribution pattern, landholding sizes
  • Farm power availability, pump sets and implements
  • Units and dimensions
  • Units and measurement, Relation between different groups and measurements
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Surveying and levelling
  • Linear measurements
  • Levelling and contouring
  • Estimation of errors in measurement
  • Building construction and cost estimation
  • Building materials, agricultural structures
  • Estimates of buildings and agricultural structures
  • Design and maintenance of Greenhouse
  • Types of a greenhouse, its components
  • Applications, repair and maintenance

Farm Machinery and Power

  • Farm Machinery
  • Need for farm mechanisation
  • Seedbed preparation machinery, sub-soilers, cultivators
  • Harrows, puddlers: their types, components
  • Seeding and planting equipment, a metering mechanism for small and bold seeds
  • Fertiliser application equipment, weeders
  • Principles & types of cutting mechanisms
  • Threshers, Cotton pickers
  • Testing of farm machines.
  • Farm Power
  • Sources of farm power
  • Engine systems
  • IC engine fuels and lubricants
  • Tractor systems and controls
  • Transmission systems
  • Mechanics of tractor chassis
  • Tractor maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Farm power and machinery management
  • Role of farm mechanisation in increasing production & productivity
  • Performance analysis
  • Cost analysis of farm machines
  • Human engineering and safety
  • Importance of human engineering in the design of farm machinery and workspace
  • Ergonomic parameters for evaluation of workers
  • Safety aspects of tractors and farm machinery
  • Precision agriculture
  • Concepts of precision agriculture
  • Farm implements for precision agriculture
  • Renewable energy engineering
  • Technology and production process of bio-diesel and bio-ethanol
  • Solar energy, solar photovoltaic system
  • Wind energy conversion system
  • Systems engineering
  • Linear programming formulation and applications
  • Transportation problems
  • Project management by PERT/CPM
  • Waiting line theory


  • Agriculture Processing and Food Engineering Topics
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Agricultural Processing And Food Engineering Topics
  • Engineering properties of food materials
  • Importance of engineering properties of biological materials.
  • Physical, thermal, frictional and aerodynamic characteristics of grains
  • Grain processing
  • Cleaning and grading of food grains
  • Size reduction
  • Milling of rice
  • Milling of wheat and corn
  • Milling of pulses
  • Milling of oilseeds
  • Material handling equipment
  • Drying and storage of crops
  • Drying
  • Storage of food grains
  • Horticultural produce processing
  • Fruits and vegetable processing
  • Storage of fruits and vegetables
  • Thermal processing
  • Evaporation
  • Freezing
  • Food laws
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Properties of fluids
  • Pressure and its measurement, pascal’s law
  • Kinematics of fluid flow
  • Dynamics of fluid flow
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Major, medium and minor irrigation projects
  • Sources of irrigation water
  • Land grading
  • Soil water plant relationship, soil moisture constants
  • Surface irrigation methods of water application
  • Basic concepts of command area – definition
  • Types and components of micro-irrigation system
  • Drainage Engineering
  • Drainage, surface drainage.
  • Subsurface drainage purpose and benefits
  • Design of surface drainage system
  • Salt balance
  • Groundwater, wells and pumps
  • Occurrence and movement of groundwater
  • Well Hydraulics, multiple well systems
  • Tube well design
  • Quality of groundwater
  • Pumping Systems
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Geomorphology of watersheds
  • Runoff-factors affecting, Curve number method
  • Headwater flood control
  • Flood routing- graphical methods of reservoir flood routing
  • Soil, water conservation Engineering and Watershed management
  • Soil erosion
  • Erosion control measures
  • Water erosion
  • Sedimentation
  • Land use capability classification
  • Grassed waterways and their design
  • Introduction to water harvesting techniques
  • Small earth embankments
  • Watershed management

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the OPSC AAE Exam Date?

A: 17th November 2019

Q: What is the Odisha AAE Exam Duration?

A: 2 Hours

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