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NTA National Horticulture Board Recruitment 2024: 44 Group A, B Posts

NTA National Horticulture Board has released the latest recruitment notification for 2024. Inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for the Posts of Deputy Director (Group A), and Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) of the National Horticulture Board conducted by the National Testing Agency(NTA). NTA NHB is an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. Interested and Eligible candidates may utilize this job offer opportunity.

The complete details of the NTA National Horticulture Board Recruitment 2024 such as the Designations and their respective Vacancy Count, Eligibility Criteria, Pay scale, Selection Process, Application Fee, Application instructions, and Applying dates are all as follows.

BRIEF DETAILS OF NTA National Horticulture Board RECRUITMENT 2024

Company NameNational Testing Agency – National Horticulture Board (NTA NHB)
CategoryCentral Govt Jobs
No.of Vacancies44
Post NameDeputy Director, and Senior Horticulture Officer
Job Location:All India
Applying ModeOnline
Last Date05.01.2024

National Horticulture Board VACANCY DETAIL

The number of Job openings and their respective vacancy counts in the National Horticulture Board Job Notification is as follows,

Designation NameNo of Vacancies
Deputy Director19
Senior Horticulture Officer25


Interested Candidates must have fulfilled the following Academic and Age Limit criteria to apply for the Designations of NTA National Horticulture Board. The Job Openings and their respective educational qualifications and age limit criteria are as follows.

I. Deputy Director:

  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Graduate in Horticulture/ Agriculture/ Post-harvest Technology/ Agriculture Economics/ Agriculture Engineering/Post-harvest Management/Food Technology/Food Science or the equivalent from a recognized board or university.
  • Experience: 5 years of work experience in the related field in an organization of repute.
  • Age Limit: The maximum age for applying candidates must not exceed 40 years.

II. Senior Horticulture Officer:

  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Graduate in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Food Technology/Post-harvest Technology/ Agriculture Economics/ Agriculture Engineering /Food Sciences or the equivalent from a recognized board or university.
  • Preferential Qualifications: Master’s Degree in the same field.
  • Age Limit: The maximum age for applying candidates must not exceed 30 years.



As per the NTA National Horticulture Board official notification’s pay scale norms, Salary details for all Posts are as follows,

  • Deputy Director – Pay Scale Level-10 in Pay Matrix (Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77,500/-)
  • Senior Horticulture Officer – Pay Scale Level- 06 in Pay Matrix (Rs. 35,400/- to Rs. 1,12,400/-)


As specified in the National Horticulture Board’s official job notification, the Recruitment board will select the applied candidates by the following selection process,

  • Computer Based Examination will be conducted as the preliminary level of sorting.
  • The employment board will call back the candidates who get through the Computer Based Examination to attend the Interview.
  • Based on the Candidates’ performance in the interview, Final selection will be done.


Before paying the application fees, Applicants need to check the eligibility standards of the official notification once to twice carefully whether the applying candidate is eligible or not for applying post and go through fee payment instructions as well to avoid any unwanted payment loss. Fee details and mode of payment are below,

  • PwD Candidates: Nil
  • SC/ST Candidates: Rs.500/-
  • General/OBC/EWS Candidates: Rs.1000/-
  • Mode of Payment: Online


Eligible candidates must follow the below guidelines for online application mode without any failure.

  • To visit the official website of the NHB, Click on
  • Candidates can download the official notification file from either the career page of the official website or the notification link given below on our website.
  • Eligible candidates can apply for the desired post by the application link given below.
  • Enter the required details on the online form carefully.
  • Pay the application fee(if mandatory).
  • Take a printout of the application for future reference.
  • Submit the application.

Important Instructions:

  • Candidates need to go through the official notification Carefully
  • Before Applying, Candidates must have ensured that the scanned copies of the educational qualification and post-qualified experience certificates, recent colored passport size photo, and signature are in a prescribed format and size as specified in the official notification. (if required)
  • If the applicant does not upload the proper photograph, his/her candidature will be canceled.
  • Candidates ought to submit online applications as early as possible before the closing date and not wait until the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection or failure to log in to the website on account of heavy traffic on the website during the closing days.
  • After filling in the application, verify the information provided by you once to twice. Once you are okay with all your information, you may submit the application.


Eligible and Willing Candidates can apply for their desired posts on the following dates, The employment board will not consider and entertain the applications received after the cutoff date and time.

  • Commencement Date of Online Application: 16.12.2023
  • Cutoff Date of Online Application: 05.01.2024

NTA National Horticulture Board OFFICIAL LINKS

The official job notification links of the NTA National Horticulture Board and the online application link of the same are below.

  • Official Notification for Deputy Director Posts: Click Here
  • Official Notification for Senior Horticulture Officer Posts: Click Here
  • Applying Link: Click Here