In this article, we’ll cover the following topics: –
- Brief Introduction of PPSC
- Agriculture Department
- PPSC Exams Schedule in Agriculture Department (Assistant BS-17)
- Age Limit for Candidates of PPSC Exams
- Criteria to Appear in PPSC Test in Agriculture department
- How to Apply for PPSC Exams?
Brief Intro about PPSC
PPSC (Punjab Public Service Commission) is a recruiting agency aiming to select and recommend the most suitable candidates through a transparent, fair, and merit-based selection and recruitment process; to promote professionalism, excellence, and competence in the Punjab Public Services.
The objective of PPSC is to establish a responsive, excellent, professional, and efficient Public Service to meet the 21st Century challenges. It implements, and ensures the transparent and merit-based selection process, providing equal and fair opportunities to all candidates, without any kind of fear or favor.
Punjab Public Service Commission is responsible to conduct a complete recruiting process i.e. written tests and interviews, in the different districts of Punjab. The administration of PPSC is also advised to provide its suggestions and recommendations to the Punjab Government on Punjab Public Services.
The regional offices of PPSC established in 6 districts of Punjab to provide its services i.e. Rawalpindi, Multan, D.G. Khan, Faisalabad, Sargodha, and Bahawalpur.
Agriculture Department is the mainstream source of the income of Pakistan. It owns 19% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and provides 80% of the total country’s export earning in agro-based products. The agriculture department is also providing 48% employment to the overall population of Pakistan. The Census of agriculture 2017-18 shows that there are 5 million agricultural forms only in Punjab province. Pakistan is the 3rd largest agricultural country in the world.
The main functions of the Agriculture department are as follows: –
- Agricultural education and training along with research programs in different agriculture universities of Pakistan i.e. Arid University of Faisalabad and Rawalpindi.
- Improvement in Water management.
- Ensure protection of plants and fields against diseases and attacks of pests and insects.
- Soil Fertility and Conservation
- Tube-well installation along with the use of agriculture machinery plowing.
- Reclamation of Land.
- Maintain agricultural statistics.
- Plant quarantine
PPSC Exams Schedule to Fill Vacant Posts in the Agriculture Department
There is no exact Schedule of the PPSC exam (Assistant BS-17). It depends upon the situation of vacant posts in different districts of Punjab. If we observe the history of schedule f past papers of PPSC in the Agriculture Department, then we are in a position to say that PPSC exams are mostly held in the months of September and October.
The schedule of FPSC, CSS, BSPC, SPSC, and KPPSC is totally different as compared to other testing services like NTS, OTS, and PTS, etc. PPSC tests are conducted to full the authoritative and decision-making posts in the entire province; therefore PPSC conducts the objective as well as subjective test.
PPSC Candidates Age Limit to Apply in Agriculture Department
The age limit set of PPSC exams (Assistant BS-17) in the Agriculture Department is between 18 to 25 years. You can participate in PPSC exams if you are 18 or above 21 and below 25. However, the concession on age to the already government-serving employees is granted according to age relaxation rules.
If you are already a government employee in any federal or provincial department, then your age limit is 35 years. Moreover, 10 years age relaxation rules are also applicable for disable persons as given in Punjab Civil Servants Recruitment (Relaxation f Upper Age Limit Rules, 1976).
Who Can Apply in the Agriculture Department / Required Qualification for PPSC?
Only those candidates can apply and appear in PPSC exams (Assistant BS-17) in the Agriculture Department having graduation degree with 2nd division from any HEC (Higher Education Commission) recognized university.
How to Apply for PPSC?
PPSC exams are conducted every year by PPSC (Punjab Public Service Commission) to fill the authoritative posts (Vacant posts in BPS-16 or above) in different districts of Punjab. The advertisements are published in major newspapers by PPSC i.e. Jang, Express, Nawa e Waqt, etc.
After the publication of the advertisement, you can apply for PPSC exams through the online system. No one is allowed to send their application via postal or by hand. All candidates can submit their application forms online. The application form along with a complete guideline for online submission of applications is available on the official website of PPSC.
Before submissions of application forms, you have to submit the required fee (which will be given in advertisement and form will be available on the PPSC website) in any branch of State Bank and National Bank of Pakistan.