Tuesday 2 November 2021

Recruitment of various post in ARUNACHAL PRADESH




No. PSC-R(B)/28/2021                                                               Dated  Ita nagar,  the  4th October,   2021.


The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission invites applications online from the citizens of India, for filling up of 18 (eighteen)  posts of Horticulture  Development  Officer  (HDO), Group-A (Junior) Horticulture  Service, in the  Pay Matrix  t.evel-tu,  Rs.56,100-l,77,500/-   P.M. plus other  allowances as admissible in the Arunachal Pradesh Govt. from time to time under the Department  of Horticulture.  Out of l8(eighteen)  posts, 14 (fourteen)  posts are reserved for APSTcandidates and 04 (four) posts are un­ reserved. The vacancy position is subject to variation.  Any vacancy/post (s) if received from Horticulture Department will be included and notified before the written  examination is held.

1.         HOW TO APPLY:

(a)  Before applying online, candidate must mandatorily carry out ONETIME REGISTRATION(OTR)on the Commission's website www.appsc.gov.in

(b)  Candidates are required to apply online using the website www.appsc.gov.in.   Detail instructions for  One Time Registration (OTR) and Online Application  are available on the above-mentioned website.   The applicants are advised to submit only single application;  However, if due to any unavoidable situation, a candidate submits another/multiple  applications, then he/she must ensure that  application with  the higher Registration Ids (RID) is complete  in all respect like Applicant's details,  Photograph,  Signature,  Photo  10,  Fee etc.   The application  with  higher  RID shall be entertained  by the Commission. Fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

(c)  Those candidates who have already registered in OTRneed not register again and they can directly

log in to fill up online form using their User 10 and Password.

2.         AGE LIMIT:

A candidate must not be less than 18 years and above 32 years of age as on 19/11/2021. However, upper  age limit  is relax-able in accordance with  the  orders  issued by the  Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh from time to time in respect of Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe candidates.

3.         ELIGIBILITY:

The applicants must possessa Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture Sciencefrom a recognised University.  However,  candidates  that  have appeared  or  are appearing  in the  final  semester examination shall also be eligible to apply, subject to production of original certificate/mark  sheet at the time of viva voce/Interview.


The eligible candidate  will  have to appear in the  written  examination  in the following subjects followed by viva-voce,:

1.    General English                                 100 Marks

2.   General Knowledge                           100 Marks 

3.   Horticulture Science Paper-I

4.   Horticulture Science Paper-II

5.   Viva Voce

100 Marks

100 Marks

50 Marks

Total 450 Marks 

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Candidates who secure a minimum  of 33% marks in each written  examination  paper and a minimum  of 45% of marks out of aggregate total marks in the written  examination  papers shall be eligible for  Viva-voce. However, of such eligible  candidates, only a number three  times the Number of Posts advertised  (Ratio of 1:3), in the order of merit,  shall be invited  for the Viva­ Voce/Personality  Test.

5.   Scanned Copies of Documents and Information  to be Attached/Uploaded.

(i)         Signature of the candidate on white paper with black ink pen (20-60 kb in jpg format). (ii)        Latest/Recent passport size photo (40-100 kb in jpg format)

(iii)        For final year students, Bonafide Certificate to be uploaded (100 kb jpg format).

NOTE:Candidates should not use Mobile Phone to apply online and should carefully read and understand browser information  before applying online.

6. The candidates who have been declared qualified in the written  examination will have to submit Xerox copies of the following  documents/information   to the Commission one week prior to the actual date of Interview/Viva-voce.

(i)         Recent passport size photographs.

(ii)        Self-attested Xeroxed copies of Degree certificates and mark-sheet issued by the Assistant Registrar/Registrar/Controller  of Examination/Vice-Chancellor of the concerned University to ascertain degree.

(iii)       Self-attested Xeroxed copy of Matriculation  certificate for proof of age issued by the Board

only will be accepted.

(iv)       Self-attested  Xeroxed copy of  APST certificate  for  APST candidates  and  PRC/Aadhaar

Card/EPICfor candidates other than APST.

(v)        All the supporting  documents submitted  by the candidates must be self-attested other­

wise the application will be rejected.

Qualified candidates will  have to produce the above mentioned  certificates  and mark­ sheet/documents  in original at the time of Interview/Viva-voce,   failing which he/she will not be allowed to appear in the Interview.

N.B: In case there  are a large number  of applicants,  the Commission  may conduct  an Initial Recruitment Test (OMR Based Objective Type) on Horticulture  Subject, to limit the number of candidates for the Written  Examination to 12 times the advertised posts.

7.           The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or other-wise of a candidate for admission to written   examination  or  selection  will  be final  and  no  correspondence  or  personal  enquiry  will  be entertained.

8.         The syllabus has been made available on the Commission's website.

9.         CLOSINGDATE: 19/11/2021 till 1600 hours.

10.       EXAMINATION FEES: Candidates are required to pay fee of Rs. 150/- for APSTand Rs. 200/- for others through online mode only.

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11.       A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of: A.  Obtaining support for his/her candidature by any unfair means or,

B.   Impersonation or,

C.   Procuring impersonation  by any person, or

D.  Submitted fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with or

E.   Making false or incorrect statement or suppressing material fact or information  or

F.    Resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination or

G.  Using unfair means during the examination or

H.  Writing irrelevant matter,  including obscene language or pornographic matter in the scripts or

I.     Misbehaving in any other manner in the Examination Hall or

J.     Harassing or doing  bodily  harm to  the Supervisory Officers/lnvigilators/Staff   employed  by the

Commission for the conduct of examination or

K.   Violating any of the instructions issued to the candidate along with their Admission Certificate/Call Letter permitting  them to take the examination, or Commission or as the case may be attempting the Commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses by a candidate may, in addition to rendering him/her to criminal prosecution be liable:

i.      To be disqualified by the Commission from the Examination for which he/she is a candidate


ii.      To be debarred permanently or for specified period.

a.   By the Commission from any examination or selection held by them. b.   By the State Government from any employment under them and

iii. If he/she is already in-service under the Government, disciplinary action under the relevant rules shall be instituted.

iv.      Provided that no penalty under these rules shall be imposed except after:

a. Giving the candidate an opportunity  of making such representation  in writing  as he/she wishes to make in that behalf and

b.   Taking the representation  if any, submitted  by the  candidate within  the period

allowed to him into consideration.

c.   Provided further  that if any candidate found to have been debarred by any other Commission the  candidate  shall  stand  so debarred  for  the  purpose  of  this Commission.


( Dr. J~~ay                      )IAS


Memo No.PSC-R(B)/28/2021                                           Dated Itanagar, the 4thOctober,2021. Copy to:

(1) The Commissioner to Hon'ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

(2) The Commissioner to Hon'ble Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh.

(3) All Commissioners/Secretaries, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar. (4) All HoD Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar/Naharlagun.

(5) The Secretary (Gazetteers), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar/Chimpu.

(6) All Deputy Commissioners/Additional  Deputy Commissioners, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh.

(7) The Secretary (Horticulture).  Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar with  reference to your letter  No.

HORT/E-278/2020-4591 Dated 12thMarch, 2021.

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(8) The Director (Printing), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun.

(9) The  Station  Director  (AIR), Itanagar/Pasighat/Tezu/Tawang  with   a  request  to  arrange broadcasting at a suitable time.

(10) All  DIPROsand Employment Officers of all Districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

(ll)The    Resident Commissioner/Dy.  Resident Commissioners, New Delhi/Shillong/Guwahati/ Kolkata and Tezpur.

(12)Notice Board. (13)Office copy.

( Dr. Ja~~I~/~iv               )IAS Secretary.