Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is an undergraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Agriculture is the classifications name for the farming industry. It refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated animals.
The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The related practice of gardening is studied in horticulture. The duration of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is four years. The course offered by different departments (theoretical and practical) is taught to the students on credit basis. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture also includes on farm (Rural Agriculture Work Experience) training and hands on experimental developing confidence in the graduating students of Agriculture.
B.Sc. Agriculture Eligibility
- The minimum qualification required to apply for B.Sc. in agriculture is 50-60% (depends on institute to institute) in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
- Admission criterion is an entrance test conducted by various institutes which differs from place to place.
Job After B.Sc. Agriculture
- Actuarial Analyst – Agriculture
- Sales Officer – Agriculture/Instrumentation
- Agriculture Portfolio Manager
- Program Manager – Agriculture
- Agriculture Officer
- Research/Fundamental Analyst – Agriculture commodities
- Primary Production Manager – Expert Agriculture
- Farming Consultant/Agronomist
- Associate Manager – Strategic Planning
- Manager – Manufacturing (Agricultural Tractor)
- Agricultural Lecturer
- Subject Matter Specialist – Agriculture
- Management Executive – Agriculture
- Marketing Executive – Agriculture
- Project Manager – Plantation Establishment
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B. Sc. (Hons.) Ag. 4-Year Programme
Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent having passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Math or Agriculture stream from recognized University/Board with 50% Marks in 10+2 (relaxable upto 47.5% for Scheduled Caste and person with Disability (PWD) Candidates)
Minimum Age on 31.08.2018 (16 Years)
SYLLABUS FOR ENTRANCE TEST
PHYSICS (50 Questions & 25 Marks)
1- Introduction and Measurement
2- Description of Motion in one Dimension
3- Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
4- Laws of Motion
5- Work Energy and Power
6- Rotational Motion
8- Properties of Matter
9- Heat and Thermodynamics
13- Current Electricity
14- Thermal and Chemical Effect of currents
15- Magnetic Effect of Currents
17- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
18- Electromagnetic Waves (Quantitative Treatment)
19- Wave Optics
20- Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
21- Electrons and Photons
22- Atoms and Nuclei
23- Solids and Semiconductor Devices
CHEMISTRY (50 Questions & 25 Marks)
1- Atoms, Molecules and Chemical Arithmetic
2- Elements, their Occurrence and Extraction
3- States of Matter
4- Atomic Structures
5- Chemical families periodic properties
6- Bonding and Molecular Structure
7- Carbon and its Compounds
9- Chemical Equilibrium
10- Redox Reactions
11- Rates of chemical Reactions
12- Chemistry of Non-metals I
13- Chemistry of Non-metals II
14- Chemistry of Lighter Metals
15- Chemistry of Heavier Metals
16- Structure and Shapes of Hydrocarbons
17- Preparation and Properties of Hydrocarbons
18- Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
19- The Molecules of Life
20- Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
21- The Solid State
23- Chemical Thermodynamics
25- Chemical Kinetics
26- Organic Chemistry based on Functional Groups I
27- Organic Chemistry based on Functional Groups II
28- Organic Chemistry based on Functional Groups III
29- Chemistry of Representative elements
30- Transition Metals Including Lanthanides
31- Coordination Chemistry and Organo Metalics
32- Nuclear Chemistry
33- Synthetic and Natural polymers
34- Surface Chemistry
35- Bio Molecules
36- Chemistry of Biological Process
37- Chemistry in Action
BIOLOGY (100 Questions & 50 Marks)
1. The Living World
2. Unity of Life
3. Diversity of Life
4. Organism and Environment
5. Multicellularity : Structure and Function – Plant life
6. Multicellularity : Structure and Function – Animal Life
7. Continuity of Life
8. Origin and Evaluation of Life
9. Application of Biology
MATHEMATICS (100 Questions & 50 Marks)
1. Sets and Binary operation
2- Complex numbers
3- Quadratic equiations
4- Sequences and series
6- Permutations and combinations
7- Mathematical Induction and binomial theorem
8- Linear programming
9- Exponential and logarithmic series
12- Conic section
13- Matrices & Determinants
14- Vectors and three dimensional geometry
15- Differential Calculus
16- Integral Calculus
17- Definite Integral
18- Differential equations
19- Correlation and regression
AGRICULTURE (100 Questions & 50 Marks)
Introductory Basic Sciences
1. Elements of Genetics and Plant Breeding.
(a) Definitions of Genetics and Plant Breeding. Objectives and Importance of Plant Breeding and Genetics. Cell and its structure. Cell division and meiosis and their significance.
Mode of pollination and flower structure.
(b) Linkage and crossing over. Sex-linked inheritance .
(c) DNA discovery, model, structure and replication
Organisation of the genetic material in chromosomes, DNA & RNA.
(d) Elaboration of Mendel’s laws of inheritance. Reasons for the success of Mendel in his experiments. Absence of linkage in Mendel’s experiments.
2. Elementary Biochemistry :
pH, Carbohydrate, protein and vitamins.
3. Introductory Microbiology:
Microbial Cell structure, Micro-organism-Algae Bacteria Fungi, Actinomycetes and viruses; Fermentation., organic, matter decompositions
(a) Importance of Livestock
(b) Important breeds and distribution of cows, buffaloes and poultry.
2. Care and Management:
(a) Cattle housing.
(b) Management of calves, bullocks, pregnant and milch animals and poultry.
3. Feeds and Feeding Practices
(a) Balanced ration.
4. Common Diseases:
(a) Signs of sick animal
(b) Symptoms of common diseases e.g. Rinderpest, Block Quarter, Foot and mouth and Haemorrhogic Septicanamia. New castle disease of poultry, their prevention and control.
5. Artificial Insemination (a) Importance (b) Techniques
(a) Agriculture and Its importance in national economy.
(b) Different branches of agriculture and crop production.
2. Soil and Soil Fertility :
(a) Importance of Soil and Soil types.
(b) Soil pH. soil structure, soil organisms.
(c) Elements necessary for plant growth.
3. Tillage and Farm Equipments:
(a) Objectives, tilth, minimum tillage.
(b) Kinds of tillage; preparatory, lnterculture, weeding, harrowing and earthing.
4. Farm Management:
(b) Types of farming (co-operative farming, joint farming, intensive farming, Extensive farming, mixed farming and Dry farming etc.).
5. Manures and Fertilizers:
(a) Classification (organic and inorganic).
(b) Characteristics, uses and application of different nitrogenous, Phosphatic and potassic fertilizers.
6. Irrigation and Drainage
(a) Importance of Irrigation and Drainage.
(b) Sources of Irrigation water (rain, canal, tanks, rivers, wells, tube wells, etc.).
(c) Common water lifts.
(d) Methods of irrigation and drainage.
7. Weed control
(a) Principles of weed control.
(b) Methods of weed control (Mechanical, Chemical and Biological).
8. Crops :
(a) Economic classification (Cereals, pulses, oil-seeds, fodder, fibre crops, commercial crops).
(b) Quality of good seed, technique of quality seed production in general.
(c) Seed bed preparation, improved varieties, method of sowing, seed-rate, method and time of fertilizer application irrigation, interculture and weed control, common pest and diseases and their control, harvesting threshing and storage of paddy, wheat, maize, sorghum, pearlmillet, gram, barseem, mustard, cotton, sugarcane, Jute, potato and tobacco.
(a) Planting-systems, training, pruning intercropping, wind-break, protection from frost sunburn.
(b) Propagation-seed cutting, budding layering gootee, grafting.
(c) Cultivation-Mango-Papaya, Banana Guava and Citrus.
2. Vegetable Gardenings
(a) Kitchen gardening.
(b) Cultivation of Radish, Carrot, Cauli-Flower, Onion, Brinjal, Tomato and potato.
(c) Curcurbits and leafy Vegetables.
3. Ornamental Gardening:
(a) Common Ornamental and Flowering Plants.
4. Fruit and Vegetable Preservation :
(a) Preservation of fruits and vegetables
(i) General principals and methods of fruits and vegetables preservation- processing by heat, preservation by antiseptic, drying, preservation by fermentation and exclusion of air, dehydration and packing.
(ii) Preparation of jellies, jams and tomato ketchup.
Agriculture Business, Planning and Management
(i) Inventory of farms resources.
(ii) Identifying farms family assets and liabilities.
(iii) Maintenance of farm-record and accounts.
Syllabus for Agriculture Aptitude Test B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri. 6-Year (2+4) Programme
Eligibility: Matrix with 60% marks (relaxable upto 57% for Scheduled Caste and Person with Disability (PWD) Candidates from a recognized Board.
Minimum Age on 31.08.2018 (14 Years)
Part I: General Aptitude in Agriculture:
Knowledge of candidates in vernacular language about the land measurements, cultivation of various rabi and kharif field crops, fruits and vegetables crops, Classifications of crops, manures and fertilizers, farm hand tools, implements and farm machinery, weeds, irrigation, seeds, rural institutes and programmes, Live Stock Production and Management, general agriculture and allied activities. It will be of 60 marks.
Part II: General Science:
The syllabus will be as per Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani of 10th standard. Chemical Reactions and Equations, Acids, Bases and salts, Metals and non-Metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Periodic Classification of elements, Life Processes, Control and Coordination, How do Organisms Reproduce, Heredity and Evolution, Light – Reflection and Refraction, Human Eye and Colourful World, Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Source of Energy, Our Environment, Management of Natural Resources. It will be of 40 marks.
Questions Paper B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. 4 Year Programme (12th Based) 2013
Questions Paper B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. 4 Year Programme (12th Based) 2016
- B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Stream Biology) 2016
- Answer Key B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Stream Biology) 2016
- B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Stream Mathematics) 2016
- Answer Key B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Stream Mathematics) 2016
Question Paper B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. 6 Year Programme (10th Based) 2016
Question Paper (Stream Agriculture) 4 Year Programme (12th Based) 2017
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code A (PCA)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code B (PCA)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code C (PCA)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code D (PCA)
Answer Key (Stream Agriculture)
Question Paper (Stream Biology) 4 Year Programme (12th Based) 2017
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code A (PCB)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code B (PCB)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code C (PCB)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code D (PCB)
Answer Key (Stream Biology)
Question Paper (Stream Mathematics) 4 Year Programme (12th Based) 2017
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code A (PCM)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code B (PCM)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code C (PCM)
- B.Sc. Agricuture 4 Year Code D (PCM)
Answer Key (Stream Mathematics)
Questions Paper B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. 6 Year Programme (10th Based) 2017
- Question Paper B.Sc. Agri. (10th Based) Code AAT-A
- Question Paper B.Sc. Agri. (10th Based) Code AAT-B
- Question Paper B.Sc. Agri. (10th Based) Code AAT-C
- Question Paper B.Sc. Agri. (10th Based) Code AAT-D
- Answer Key B.Sc. Agri. (10th Based) 2017