Official CUET agriculture syllabus is provided below as released by NTA for UG level exam . Common university entrance test syllabus for agriculture is given below in details .CUET agriculture syllabus is the first step to start your preparation which will help you a lot to understand the portion which you need to study and prepare for .
CUET UG is conducted every year by NTA for admission in under graduate programs of various central universities like DU , JNU , Aligarh muslim university etc . There are total 43 universities in which you will get admission through CUET UG exam . The CUET UG exam is totally conducted upon the syllabus of class-12 as per NTA whose detailed syllabus you can check below .
CUET earlier know as CUCET is conducted for admission in various central universities UG & PG courses and was not mandatory but as per the new education policy only CUET will be mandatory exam for admission in UG & PG courses of various central universities . CUET UG is conducted for undergraduate courses and consist question of class-12 level of the respective subject .
CUET Agriculture 2023 syllabus pdf download :
The CUET UG agriculture syllabus is divided into units and chapters as given below .
Unit-1: Agrometeorology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Biochemistry and Microbiology-
- Agrometerology: Elements of Weather-rainfall, temperature, humidity, wind velocity, Sunshine weather forecasting, climate change in relation to crop production.
- Genetics & Plant Breeding :
- (a) Cell and its structure, cell division-mitosis and meiosis and their significance
- (b) Organisation of the genetic materials in chromosomes, DNA and RNA
- (c) Mendel’s laws of inheritance. Reasons for the success of Mendel in his experiments, Absence of linkage in Mendel’s experiments.
- (d) Quantitative inheritance, continuous and discontinuous variation in plants.
- (e) Monogenic and polygenic inheritance.
- (f) Role of Genetics in Plant breeding, self and cross-pollinated crops, methods of breeding in field crops-introduction, selection, hybridization, mutation and polyploidy, tissue and cell culture.
- (g) Plant Biotechnologydefinition and scope in crop production.
- Biochemistry: pH and buffers,Classification and nomenclature of carbohydrates; proteins; lipids; vitamins and enzymes.
- Microbiology: Microbial cell structure,Micro-organisms- Algae, Bacteria, Fungi, Actinomycetes, Protozoa and Viruses. Role of micro-organisms in respiration, fermentation and organic matter decomposition
Unit-2: Livestock Production:
- Scope and importance : (a) Importance of livestock in agriculture and industry, White revolution in India. (b)Important breeds Indian and exotic, distribution of cows, buffaloes and poultry in India.
- Care and management : (a) Systems of cattle and poultry housing (b) Principles of feeding, feeding practices. Balanced ration-definition and ingredients. (d) Management of calves, bullocks, pregnant and milch animals as well as chicks crockrels and layers, poultry. (e) Signs of sick animals, symptoms of common diseases in cattle and poultry, Rinderpest, black quarter, foot and mouth, mastitis and haemorrhagicsepticaemiacoccidiosis,Fowl pox and Ranikhet disease, their prevention and control.
- Artificial Insemination : Reproductive organs, collection, dilution and preservation of semen and artificial insemination, role of artificial insemination in cattle improvement. Livestock Products: Processing and marketing of milk and Milk products.
Unit-3: Crop Production-
- Introduction : (a) Targets and achievements in foodgrain production in India since independence and its future projections, sustainable crop production, commercialization of agriculture and its scope in India. (b) Classification of field crops based on their utility-cereals, pulses, oils seeds, fibre, sugar and forage crops.
- Soil, Soil fertility, Fertilizers and Manures: (a) Soil, soil pH, Soil texture, soil structure, soil organisms, soil tilth, soil fertility and soil health. (b) Essential plant nutrients, their functions and deficiency symptoms. (c) Soil types of India and their characteristics. (d) Organic manure, common fertilizers including straight, complex, fertilizer mixtures and biofertilizers; integrated nutrient management system.
- Irrigation and Drainage: (a) Sources of irrigation (rain, canals, tanks, rivers, wells, tubewells). (b) Schedulingof irrigation based on critical stages of growth, time interval, soil moisture content and weather parameters. (c) Water requirement of crops. (d) Methods of irrigation and drainage. (e) Watershed management
- Weed Control : Principles of weed control, methods of weed control (cultural, mechanical, chemical, biological and Integrated weed management).
- Crops: Seed bed preparation, seed treatment, time and method of sowing/planting, seed rate; dose, method and time of fertilizer application, irrigation, interculture and weed control; common pests and diseases, caused by bacteria, fungi virus and nematode and their control, integrated pest management, harvesting, threshing, post harvest technology: storage, processing and marketing of major field crops-Rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut, mustard, pigeon-pea, gram, sugarcane, cotton and berseem.
(a) Importance of fruits and vegetables in human diet, Crop diversification & processing Industry. (b) Orchard- location and layout, ornamental gardening and kitchen garden. (c) Planting system, training, pruning, intercropping, protection from frost and sunburn. (d) Trees, shrubs, climbers, annuals, perennials-definition and examples. Propagation by seed, cutting, budding, layering and grafting. (e) Cultivation practices, processing and marketing of: (i) Fruits – mango, papaya, banana, guava, citrus, grapes. (ii) Vegetables – Radish, carrot, potato, onion, cauliflower, brinjal, tomato, spinach and cabbage. (iii) Flowers – Gladiolus, canna, chrysanthemums, roses and marigold. (f) Principles and methods of fruit and vegetable preservation. (g) Preparation of jellies, jams, ketchup, chips and their
Exam pattern of CUET UG agriculture :
The detail of exam pattern of CUET Agriculture is given in points below :
- Total 50 question will be asked in CUET agriculture out of which only 40 questions is needed to be answers.
- 45 min will be given to attempt the questions
- Exam will be conducted in CBT mode (Computer based test).
- The exam will be of total 200 marks .
- For every correct answer 5 marks will be given .
- There is a negative marking of 1 marks for every wrong answer and no marks will be deducted for unattempted questions .
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