HPPSC Recruitment 2018 | Horticulture Development Officer | 71 Vacancies | Last date: 21 October 2018


HPPSC Recruitment 2018 – Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission(HPPSC) Job notification for Horticulture Development Officer for M.Sc graduates. The detailed eligibility and application process are given in below.

HPPSC RecruitmentHPPSC Recruitment 2018:

Job RoleHorticulture Development Officer
Total Vacancies71
Job LocationHimachal Pradesh
Last Date21 October 2018

HPPSC Recruitment – Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification: M.Sc. Horticulture/Agriculture in any one of the following disciplines/subjects:-

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Pomology, Fruit Breeding & Genetic Resources, Post Harvest Technology/Fruit Technology, Floriculture & Land Scaping, Mycology & Plant Pathology/Entomology & Apiculture or Biotechnology, Vegetable Crops, Microbiology, Soil Science & Water Management, Agriculture Economics & Agriculture Statistics, Agriculture extension, M.Sc. Food Technology, Master of Science(Horticulture) Fruit Science, Master of Science(Horticulture) Vegetable Science, Master of Science (Horticulture) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Master of Science(Agriculture) Plant Pathology, Master of Science(Agriculture) Entomology, Master of Science(Agriculture) Nematology, Master of Science (Agriculture), Seed Science and Technology, Master of Science(Agriculture) Soil Science, Master of Science(Agriculture), Agricultural Economics, Master of Science Food Technology, Master of Science Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Master of Science Microbiology, Master of Science Statistics and Post Graduate Associateship in Fruit and Vegetable Technology equivalent to M.Sc Horticulture (Post Harvest Technology) and Master of Science(Agriculture) specialization in Plant Breeding & Genetics.

Age limit (As on 01.01.2018): 18 to 45 years.

Relaxation in upper Age limit: 5 years relaxation in upper age limit is admissible only to the bonafide SC of H.P. / ST of H.P. / OBC of H.P. /WFF of H.P. / Persons with disabilities of Himachal Pradesh.

HPPSC Recruitment – HDO Selection process:

  • The selection process is based on Screening Test/ Examination/ Personality Test/ Final Selection.
  • Shortlisted candidates to be called for personality test(s) by subjecting them to a screening test (objective-type / descriptive) of two hours duration.
  • Marks obtained in the Screening Test are only meant to shortlist the number of candidates for personality test(s) and are in no way to be presumed by the candidates as being their merit for final selection.
  • Final selection of a candidate will be made solely on the basis of his/ her performance in the Personality Test, which will be of maximum 100 marks.
  • There will be negative marking for incorrect answer for every question and one fourth (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question, will be deducted as penalty.

Minimum qualifying marks: 

  • 45 marks for general category
  • 35 marks for reserved categories.

Application Fee:

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  • General Category: Rs.400/-
  • S.C. of H.P. /S.T. of H.P. /O.B.C. of H.P.: Rs.100/-
  • Ex-Servicemen of H.P/Visually Impaired of H.P.: No Fee

Mode of Payment: Online mode through ‘e-Payment’ i.e. through Debit Card or Credit Card of any Bank.

How to apply HPPSC Recruitment for HDO?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for this position in online latest by 21 October 2018.

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Important dates:

  • Starting date of Online application: 2 October 2018
  • Closing date of Online application: 21 October 2018