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Rajasthan PSC ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

Rajasthan Public Service Commission is the premier commission of the government of Rajasthan, for organizing recruitment exams, procedures for recruiting employees, officers to various departments of the government. 

Rajasthan Public Service Commission going to conduct the written examination for the posts of ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I Posts. Here we provide the Syllabus of RPSC ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I. Interested candidates who are willing to take part in the written exam can now start their exam preparation with the help of RPSC ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I Syllabus.

Syllabus for ACF &FRO Gr-I Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

1. Soil and Water Conservation: -

Forms of Precipitation, hydrologic cycle, Hydrologic processes - interception, infiltration, frequency analysis of point rain fall, prediction of peak rate of runoff and runoff yielf, factors affecting runoff, stage discharge rating curve. Hydrograph, concepts of unit hydrographs. Erosion-type, affecting factors, damages associated with erosion, assessment of actual annual soil loss by erosion and its impact on agricultural production and productivity. Erosion control measures on various classes of lands i.e. contour cultivation, strip cropping, bunding and terracing, afforestation, pastures etc. Role of vegetation in soil and water conservation, grassed waterway and its design. Design of gully control measures including permanent structures i.e. chute spillway, drop spillway, drop inlet spillway, retards and stream bank erosion, flood routing, design flood and computation of probable flood. Mechanics of wind and water erosion, wind erosion control measures. 

2. Irrigation –

Soil-Water- Plant relationship, permeability, infiltration, percolation, water requirements of crops and irrigation scheduling, concept of evapotranspiration, direct and indirect methods of soil moisture measurements. Measurements of irrigation water-Orifice, Weirs, Notches, Parshall flumes, Hflumes etc. Water conveyance and control, design and lining of irrigation field channels and canals, Most economical channel cross section. Underground pipe line structures and their design. Irrigation methods, their hydraulics and design viz – Border, Furrow, Check basin, Drip and Sprinklers methods, concepts of irrigation efficiencies. Pumps - Different types of pumps, performance characteristics, selection, installation, working principle and maintenance of centrifugal pump, submersible Pump, air lift pumps and hydraulic ram.

3. Drainage :

Benefits of drainage, hydraulic conductivity, drainable porosity, drainage coefficient. Surface drainage, drainage of flat and sloppy lands. Design of open ditches, their alignment and construction. Design and layout of sub surface drains, depth and spacing of drains and drainage outlets, installation of drains and drainage wells, drainage of salt affected areas.

4. Water Resources Development and Management:

Water resources of India, Surface water, Ground water, development of irrigation potential, Canal irrigation, Command area development, On farm development works, aquifer types and parameters, Hydraulics of wells, steady and unsteady flow, well log, construction of wells, Design of well screen, well development.

5. Watershed Planning and Management : Watershed - Difinition, Introduction and characteristics, Geomorphology of watersheds - Linear, aerial and relief aspects of watersheds. water harvesting - principles and importance, water harvesting techniques and structures - khadin, tanka, nadi, anicut, farm ponds etc.

Watershed Management - Concept, Objectives, factors affecting watershed, watershed planning based on land capabilities classes, priotization of watersheds. Watershed management work plan.

Surveying, Leveling and Land Development - different surveying devices and methods, linear measurements, land grading and levelling, earth work estimation, Land Development Budgeting, earth moving machinery.

6. Farm Power –

Sources of farm power, Classification of Internal combustion (IC) engines terminology, Otto, Diesel cycle, basic IC engine components and functions, fuels and fuel supply system, lubrication system. Cooling system and governing system. Types of tractors, Transmission system – clutch, gearbox, brakes, PTO, differential. Mechanics of tractor chassis, principles of traction, steering system, hydraulic system and selection of tractors. 

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