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AGRICULTURE (302) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Biotechnology-
definition 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. 
 
 
 
 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
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AGRICULTURE (302) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Biotechnology-
definition 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. 
 
 
 
 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
AGRICULTURE (302) 
 
 
 
 
 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) Scheduling of 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. 
 
Unit-4: Horticulture 
(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 
packing. 
 
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FAQs on CUET Exam Syllabus for Agriculture - Commerce

1. What is the syllabus for the CUET Agriculture exam?
Ans. The syllabus for the CUET Agriculture exam includes topics such as crop production, soil science, agricultural engineering, plant breeding, genetics, agricultural economics, agricultural extension, and animal husbandry.
2. What are the important topics in the CUET Agriculture exam syllabus?
Ans. Some of the important topics in the CUET Agriculture exam syllabus are crop production techniques, soil fertility management, pest and disease control, farm machinery and irrigation systems, plant breeding methods, agricultural marketing, and livestock management.
3. Are there any specific books or study materials recommended for the CUET Agriculture exam?
Ans. While there are no specific books or study materials recommended for the CUET Agriculture exam, candidates can refer to textbooks on agriculture, horticulture, agronomy, animal husbandry, and related subjects to prepare for the exam. It is also advisable to solve previous years' question papers and take mock tests to gauge the level of preparation.
4. How can I prepare for the CUET Agriculture exam effectively?
Ans. To prepare effectively for the CUET Agriculture exam, candidates should start by thoroughly understanding the exam syllabus and identifying the important topics. They should create a study plan, allocate time for each topic, and follow it consistently. Regular revision, solving practice questions, and taking mock tests are equally important for effective preparation.
5. What is the expected difficulty level of the CUET Agriculture exam?
Ans. The difficulty level of the CUET Agriculture exam can vary from moderate to high. The questions are designed to test the candidates' knowledge and understanding of various aspects of agriculture. Hence, candidates should be well-prepared and have a good grasp of the fundamental concepts and practical applications in agriculture to perform well in the exam.
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