NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) 2023 Recruitment Official Notification Out, 25 Vacancies, Apply Now!

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NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) 2023 Recruitment Official Notification Out, 25 Vacancies, Apply Now!

The National Horticulture Board (NHB) Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) 2023 Official Notification was announced on the NHB’s official website for the recruitment of 25 SHO (Group B) vacancies in 2023. Interested candidates can submit their online application for the NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023 from 16 December 2023 until 5 January 2024 (5 PM).

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023

The National Horticulture Board (NHB) has invited online applications for the direct recruitment of Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) for a total of 25 vacancies. The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer Exam 2023 offers a bright chance for Bank and Insurance aspirants aiming to clinch a Group B post exam in 2024.

This NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), an autonomous organisation under the Department of Higher Education of the Union Ministry of Education. Since this is a Group B post exam, candidates who’ve been preparing for RBI Grade B Exam, NABARD Grade A and other bank and insurance exams can try to crack this with steadfast preparation.

About National Horticulture Board (NHB)

The National Horticulture Board or the NHB was set up by the Indian Government in the year 1984 as an autonomous organisation under Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. The NHB has its headquarters at Gurugram, India. At present, NHB has 29 field offices in places like Delhi,  Kolkata, Nagpur, Pune, Chennai, etc., spread all over India.

The major aim of the National Horticulture Board (NHB) is to develop production clusters or hubs for integrated hi-tech commercial horticulture, development of post-harvest and cold chain infrastructure, ensuring the availability of quality planting material and to promote the adoption of new technologies, tools and techniques for commercial horticulture in India.

The National Testing Agency conducts the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Grade B) Exam 2023 on behalf of the NHB as a two-stage exam.

The online registration for the UIIC Assistant Exam 2023 starts from 18 December 2023 and candidates can apply for this exam until 6 January 2024.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) 2023: Official Notification

The National Horticulture Board (NHB) has invited online applications for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) in various NHB area offices across India. This exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the National Horticulture Board (NHB).

National Horticulture Board (NHB) Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023  – Official Recruitment Notification PDF – Download Here (Veranda RACE)

Candidates should carefully read this NHB SHO (Group B) Officer Recruitment Notification PDF to know about the exact details about the required eligibility criteria such as educational qualification, age limit, etc., for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023.

Interested candidates can apply online for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 through this direct link:

Candidates can pay the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Application Fee only through online mode by using debit card/credit card/Internet Banking until 5 January 2024 (5 PM).

There is a duration for any corrections to the particulars that the candidates need to make on the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Online Application. These corrections to the online exam application can be made from 6 January 2024 to 8 January 2024 through online mode only.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Exam Overview

Candidates eligible to apply for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 can go through the complete overview of the NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Recruitment Notification PDF for 25 SHO (Group B) vacancies in this Veranda RACE post:

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Exam Overview

Organisation

National Horticulture Board (NHB)

Recruitment Agency

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Name

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023

Post

Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) in the National Horticulture Board (NHB)

NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023 Notification Release Date

16 December 2023

Start Date of NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023 Online Application

16 December 2023

Last Date to Apply Online for the NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023

5 January 2024 (5 PM)

Last Date for Online Fee Payment for the NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023

5 January 2024 (5 PM)

Duration for the NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023 Online Application Form Correction

6 January 2024 to 8 January 2024

NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023 (Stage I)

To be announced later

NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023 (Stage II)

To be announced later

Declaration of Final Results of NHB SHO (Group B) Exam 2023

To be announced later

Total No. of Vacancies

25 Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) vacancies

Category

Central Govt. Job

Exam Selection Process

Two Stages:

 

Stage I (Computer-Based Exam)

Stage II (Descriptive Exam)

Official Website

https://nhb.gov.in/Default.aspx

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Salary / Pay Scale

A Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) working in any area office of the National Horticulture Board in India will come under the pay matric of Leve-6 Officer with a pay scale of ₹ 35,400 to ₹ 1,12,400. In addition to the pay scale, the officers will also be eligible for numerous allowances as per the Rules in force according to the Indian Government from time to time.

So candidates interested to appear for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Grade B) Exam 2023 can keep this in mind when they think of the salary or pay scale.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: No. of Vacancies

The National Horticulture Board (NHB) released the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Notification PDF for 25 Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) vacancies in various HB offices in India on 16 December 2023 on the official NHB website.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 – No. of Vacancies

Name of the Post

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

General

Total

Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B)

5

2

10

2

6

25

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Eligibility Criteria

Interested and eligible applicants for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 should fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply online for the recruitment to the post of Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) in the NHB.  

The eligibility criteria for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 include the Nationality, NHB SHO Educational Qualification, NHB SHO Age Limit, etc.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Nationality

Candidates applying for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 must be either:

  • A citizen of India (or)
  • A Subject of Nepal (or)
  • A Subject of Bhutan (or)
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India (before 1 Jan 1962) (or)
  • A Person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Age Limit

Interested candidates who wish to apply online for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 for the recruitment of Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) in the NHB should not have exceeded 30 years of age. The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Notification PDF in the NHB official website states that the date for determining the upper age limit and educational qualification shall be the date prescribed for closing date of online application, i.e. 5 January 2024.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Age Limit

Name of the Post

Age Limit

Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B)

Not exceeding 30 years

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Age Relaxation

Candidates seeking age relaxation based on their categories can take note of the following table:

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Age Relaxation

Category

Age Relaxation Permissible Beyond Upper Age Limit

Scheduled Castes (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST)

5 Years

Other Backward Classes (OBC – Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) – SC /  ST

15 Years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) – OBC

13 Years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) – Gen / EWS

10 Years

As mentioned in the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) 2023 Exam Official Notification PDF, the cut-off date for determining the age claim of SC / ST / OBC / EWS / PwBD status or any other

benefit for age-relaxation where not specified otherwise shall be the last date for receipt of online application, i.e. 5 January 2024.

The upper age limit for government servant is up to thirty-five years (35) in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Indian Government.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Educational Qualification

Candidates who wish to apply for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 must be a Graduate in Agriculture or Horticulture or Food Technology or Post-Harvest Technology or Agriculture Economics or Agriculture Engineering or Food Sciences from a recognised university (preferably Master’s Degree in the same field).

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Educational Qualification

Name of the Post

Required Qualification

Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B)

University Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture or Food Technology or Post-Harvest Technology or Agriculture Economics or Agriculture Engineering or Food Sciences (preferably Master’s Degree in the same field)

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Selection Process

The 25 NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) vacancies for the National Horticulture Board (NHB) announced on 16 December 2023 through the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Recruitment Notification PDF will be filled through the following stages mentioned below.

The selection process for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 will consist of the following two stages:

  1. Stage I – Computer-Based Examination (MCQ Type)
  2. Stage II – Descriptive Type Examination

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Application Fee

The application fee for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 is mentioned below in the table:

Category

Fee

Unreserved (General)/OBC/EWS

₹ 1,000

SC/ST

₹ 500

PWD

No fee

Candidates (Except Persons with Disability candidates) are required to pay a fee of ₹ 1,000 (for General/EWS/OBC) or ₹ 500 (for SC/ST candidates) only using online payment either by Internet banking facility of any bank or by using Credit/Debit Card/UPI payments. The last date for the application fee payment through online mode of the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Online Application Form is 5 January 2024 (5 PM).

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Stage I Exam Pattern

The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 is a computer-based examination (MCQ Type) consisting of 150 questions for 150 marks. The Stage I Exam is conducted for a total duration of 2 hours.

In Stage I Exam, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

It is mentioned in the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Notification PDF that candidates will be shortlisted for Stage II in the ratio of 1:10, i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Stage I Exam.

The marks obtained in Stage I Exam will be used to shortlist the candidates for the Stage II Exam only. It will not be considered for the final Merit list.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Stage I Exam Pattern

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Horticulture

60

60

2 hours / 120 minutes

General Studies

30

30

English Comprehension

30

30

Quantitative Aptitude & Mental Ability

30

30

Total

150

150

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Stage II Exam Pattern

The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Stage II Exam 2023 consists of a descriptive test for 100 marks.

This NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 – Stage II Descriptive Type Exam will be conducted for a duration of 120 minutes or 2 hours for a total of 100 marks. This descriptive type exam will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s knowledge and their awareness about the ‘Horticulture and General Agriculture’ subject.

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Stage II Exam Pattern

Topic

Maximum Marks

Duration

Horticulture & General Agriculture

100

2 hours

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Exam Centres

The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 will be conducted for both the stages in the following exam centres:

NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023: Exam Centres

State / Union Territory

City

Delhi NCR

Delhi / Noida

Maharashtra

Mumbai

West Bengal

Kolkata

Karnataka

Bengaluru

Assam

Guwahati

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. When will the online exam application window for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 begin?

    The online exam application window for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 will begin on 16 December 2023 on the National Testing Agency’s official website which conducts the exam on behalf of NHB. Candidates can find the direct link to register online for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 on the Veranda RACE website itself and can apply using the direct application link.

  • Q. When is the last date to apply for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023?

    The last date to apply for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 is 5 January 2024 (5 PM). The online payments for the application fee for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 can be paid until 5 January 2024 (5 PM). The correction window for the particulars of the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Application Form can be done from 6 Jan 2024 to 8 Jan 2024.

  • Q. How many vacancies were announced through the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Recruitment Notification?

    The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Recruitment Notification released 25 NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Grade B) vacancies to be recruited through the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023.

  • Q. How many stages are there in the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023?

    There are two stages for Senior Horticulture Officer (Grade B) post: Stage I (Computer-Based Exam) and Stage II (Descriptive Type Exam).

  • Q. What is the educational qualification for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023?

    The NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Notification was released by the National Horticulture Board (NHB) on 16 December 2023. Candidates interested to apply for this exam should be a graduate in Agriculture or Horticulture or Food Technology or Post-Harvest Technology or Agriculture Economics or Agriculture Engineering or Food Sciences.

  • Q. What is the age limit for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023?

    Candidates who apply for the NHB Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) Exam 2023 Official Notification should not have exceeded 30 years of age.

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