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Coming under the Punjab Government, the ADO exam is conducted for Agriculture Department. For the year 2023, the recruitment notifications went live on 8th December providing all the information about the Punjab ADO exam

This exam is conducted to select different candidates for the Agricultural Sector. Thousands of candidates will apply for this post. As per notifications, there are only 200 vacancies in total including all the reservations. Further, we will discuss all the details of this examination. 

Exam ParticularsDetails
NameADO- Agriculture Department Officer.
Conducted ByAgricultural Department
Application Start Date9th December
Application End Date29th December
Vacancies200 (67 for women)
Selection ProcessWritten ExamInterview Document verificationMedical Test
Exam DateTo be announced

Punjab Ado Eligibility

Before applying for the Punjab ADO exam, you need to have a clear image of whether you are eligible to give the exam.  

Age18-37 (General Category)
Age RelaxationPunjab, Central, and State Government- 45 Years SC and BC Candidates- 42 years person with a disability- 47 years-employee of Punjab Government- 40 years windows, Divorcees- 42 years
EducationAgriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture) with at least 60 percent aggregate, M.Sc. (Agriculture) degree, Matriculation in Punjabi
NationalityIndian, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugees, and Indian citizens staying abroad but want to settle in India.

Punjab Ado Syllabus

The syllabus of the PUNJAB ADO Exam is divided into four categories, such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs 

The syllabus is thus divided according to these categories:

AgricultureTechnologies for improved cultural practices for crops from seeding to seed. Efficient management practices for weed control, nutrient recycling, fertilization, irrigation, crop rotation, mulches and crop residue management, mixed cropping, and intercropping. Field preparation, sowing methods Integrated disease and pest management in crops. Cultivation of the cash crops
Logical Reasoning and Mental AbilityVerbal reasoning-verbal Reasoning
General Knowledge and Current AffairsEnvironment issues science and TechnologyPolitical IssuesEconomic issues

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Punjab Ado Question Paper Pattern

The exam pattern of the PUNJAB ADA exam is generally the same throughout the years, like: 

PartSubject Number of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
BLogical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Mental Aptitude, General Knowledge and Current Affairs 20480


  • The duration of the exam is 2 Hrs. and there are a total number of 120 questions.
  • Negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect question.

Vacancy For PUNJAB ADO Exam

There is a total of 200 vacancies to work in Punjab, Out of these 200, 67 are women of total vacancies in different regions. 

CategoriesNumber of Vacancies
Economically Weaker Section, Punjab20
Sports Person, Punjab4
Ex-Serviceman/LDESM, Punjab14
Scheduled Castes (Others), Punjab20
S.C ESM/LDESM, Punjab4
Scheduled Castes Sports Person, Punjab1
Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikhs, Punjab20
A person with Disability, Punjab 76-A: Blind & Low Vision 2
A person with Disability, Punjab 76-B: Deaf & Hard of Hearing2
A person with Disability, Punjab 76-C: Locomotive Disability 2
A person with Disability, Punjab 76-D: Intellectual Disability 2
Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikhs ESM/LDESM, Punjab4
Backward Classes, Punjab20
Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikh, Sports Persons, Punjab 1
Backward Classes ExServiceman/LDESM Punjab 4

How To Apply For PUNJAB ADO Exam?

Applying for the PUNJAB ADO exam online can be very difficult. Just follow these steps and you will not face any problems in applying. 

  • Step 1: Go and visit PPSC official website and you will see the Open Advertisement link.
  • Step 2:  Click on that link and then click on PPSC ADO Recruitment. Read all the instructions that are mentioned on that page.
  • Step 3: Select the position you are applying for and fill in all your required details. 
  • Step 4: Make sure to re-check it to avoid any mistakes.
  • Step 5: Now upload your passport-size photograph, and sign. Make sure you upload all of them in the format that is specifically mentioned.
  • Step 6: Now finish applying by paying the application fees through any payment method.
  • Step 7: Print your application and fee payment copy for future reference. 
  • Step 8 You have to now send in your application form to the authorities and a hard copy of your documents.


What is the general salary of an ADO?

The general salary is according to the government. Is INR 44,900. This standard is set according to 2023 notifications. 

How many vacancies are there for ADO in 2023?

There are a total number of 200 vacancies in different posts in ADO. Out of these 200, 67 are reserved for women. 

Is there any negative marking for this exam?

A negative marking of 1 for every wrong answer is there in this exam. Avoid answering the questions that you are not sure about. 

How do I get selected for the ADO position in 2023?

The first step to qualify for this exam is the written exam. After you qualify for this written exam, you need to clear the interview stage next.

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