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PPSC Recruitment 2017 Apply for 189 Agriculture Development Officer & Medical Officer Jobs

PPSC Recruitment 2017: A new employment notice has been released by Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) regarding the career vacancies currently found open under Department of Agriculture and Department of Health & Family Welfare in state. Designations are only two, but the openings are around 200. Exactly these jobs are found suitable for citizens those who had studied Punjabi upto matric standard or equivalent only. These government jobs will offer good compensation and attractive allowances to selected candidates. By remitting proper fee, the applications for these posts are asked to be submitted through proper mode. Read below paragraphs to know more information about PPSC Recruitment 2017.

Commission Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)
Post Name Agriculture Development Officer and Homeopathic Medical Officer
No. of Vacancies 189 Last Date 17-01-2017
Academics Degree/ Post Graduation
Job Nature Permanent
Place of Posting Punjab

PPSC Recruitment 2017

Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) is a recruiting agency of state that appoints suitable and capable candidates in various Civil and Management Services/ Posts, by doing timely enrollments. Now this Commission has announced a new competitive examination, inorder to fulfill the Group-A and other posts in the Departments under control of state government.

A small interaction will be done with the candidates who are securing good marks in the test, on separate day. Category wise merit list will be prepared finally, depending upon the availability of vacancies in each department. To prove their working ability, initially appointees will have to work as a probationer. If the performances of each employee are found satisfactory, then he/ she may be considered further for permanent appointment in respective posts.

Post Wise Vacancies in PPSC

SI. No. Post Name No. of Openings Age Limit Salary
A. Notification-I
1. Agriculture Development Officer 141 37 years Rs.39100/-
B. Notification-II
1. Homoeopathic Medical Officer 48 37 years Rs.34800/-


Academic Profile: The minimum expected qualification for each designation is a Bachelor’s Degree on concerned subjects from recognised university.

  • For Agriculture Development Officer position: B.Sc or M.Sc in Agriculture discipline
  • For Homeopathic Medical Officer post: Degree in Homeopathy

In the above stated qualification, minimum 60% aggregate marks is needed to engage as Agriculture Development Officer and aspirants applying for Notification-II post must have done registration in State/ Central level.

Medical Officer Jobs | Agricultural Jobs

Age Restrictions: For General/ Unreserved category candidates, the minimum and maximum age limits is between 18 to 37 years. But as per organisation’s recruitment norms, this ceiling age will differ for some of the categories as listed below.

  • Age limit for State/ Central Government employees: 45 years
  • Age limit for SC/ BCs of Punjab and Widows & other categories of Women: 42 years
  • Age limit for PH personnel’s: 47 years
  • For Ex-Serviceman: as per government rules

It is notable that, above said age limits will be reckoned by PPSC using date 1st January 2017 only.

Selection Criteria: The selection phases that are going to be conducted for hiring suitable persons for Agriculture Development Officer/ Homeopathic Medical Officer jobs is Test and Interview. Based on marks secured by participants in exam, reasonable number of candidates will only be invited for interview process of selection.

Depending upon the overall performance of competitors, final select list will be prepared. Further, original certificates should also be produced for verification when asked by Commission.

  • Written Examination: Degree level objective type multiple choice questions would be asked in the exam, for 2 hours. No negative marking is applicable and total number of questions that will be included are 100.
  • Personal Interview


Pay Scale and Salary: The Group-A category Agriculture Development Officers will get salary as per Pay Band-3 standard and Homeopathic Medical Officer post appointees shall get salary as per government norms. Usual admissible allowances are also applicable for each post.

  • Salary for Agriculture Development Officer post: Rs.15600 – 39100/-
  • Salary for Homoeopathic Medical Officer job: Rs.10300 – 34800/-
  • Grade Pay: 5400/-

During probation period of 3 years (initially), appointees of these posts shall get salary equivalent to the minimum pay mentioned above.

Application and Examination Fee: Citizens those who wish to compete in this PPSC recruitment 2017 must remit the application & examination fee for Agriculture Development Officer/ Homeopathic Medical Officer posts through offline mode (using downloaded Challan form of State Bank of Patiala).

This fee should be deposited only after one working day of submitting online application. Fee once paid is non-refundable in any circumstances.

Category Amount
Application Fee Rs.500/- (for all)
Examination Fee Rs.625/- for SC/ ST of any state and BC of Punjab

Rs.1250/- for PH candidates of Punjab

Rs.2500/- for all other categories (including Lineal Descendent Ex-Servicemen, Punjab)

Fee Exemption No exam fee for Ex-Serviceman of Punjab
Payment Mode Offline

How to Apply for PPSC Recruitment 2017

Online applications should be submitted first, to get considered for the vacant posts listed above. Before you begin to register, keep valid email id, mobile number and scanned copies of photograph & signature with you. The general steps for applying are,

  • Logon to the official web portal of PPSC ppsc.gov.in.
  • Open and read the detailed advertisement & instructions for applying.
  • Then click on the concerned “Apply” link.
  • Fill the mandatory fields in application and after filling qualification details press the “Add” button.
  • Also, upload the scanned copies of images.
  • Check the entered details and do the changes (if any) using “Edit” option
  • Then click on “Submit” button.
  • Using the link provided in website take printout copy of Challan form and completed application.

The hardcopy of registered application should reach “Office of Secretary, Punjab Public Service Commission, Baradari Gardens, Patiala – 147 001” through Speed Post or can be submitted in Person before 5.00 PM of last date. The envelope should also contain following self attested copies of documents.

  • Birth certificate
  • Academic Records
  • Caste certificate
  • PPSC Challan copy
  • Experience certificate (if any), etc.

For any doubts related to these employments, contact on telephone number 0175-5014847, 5014826 or email to supdt.scrutiny@ppsc.gov.in with subject line as “GENERAL QUERY REGARDING THE POST OF AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (Group-A)/ HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL OFFICER”.

Official Notification 1 ppsc.gov.in
Official Notification 2 ppsc.gov.in

Dates to Remember

Opening date of online registration gateway 28th Dec 2016
Final date for filling online application 17th Jan 2017
Last date for remitting fee 24th Jan 2017
Hardcopies should reach on or before this date 31st Jan 2017

Govt Jobs in Punjab

Note: Above stated recruitment information will be useful for the government job seekers in Punjab state. To know more details, go through PPSC recruitment notice.

Updated: 26th December 2016 — 9:59 am

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