National Horticulture Board Recruitment 2023 Apply Online

National Horticulture Board Recruitment : The National Horticulture Board has released an advertisement notification for the positions of Senior Horticulture Officer (Group B) and Deputy Director (Group A) in the National Horticulture Board (NHB), an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. The NHB is inviting online applications from eligible Indian citizens for the selection of 19 Deputy Director and 25 Senior Horticulture Officer posts. The online registration process commences on 16th December 2023, and the last date for the submission of applications is 5th January 2024.

National Horticulture Board Recruitment 2023-2024 – Job Overview

Job TitleSenior Horticulture Officer, Deputy Director
No of Posts44
QualificationDegree, Post Graduate
Last date to Apply05/01/2024
Recruitment BodyNational Horticulture Board (NHB)


✅ NHB Vacancy 2024:

✔️ Senior Horticulture Officer: 19 Posts (General – 09, EWS – 01, SC – 04, ST – 01, OBC – 04)

✔️ Deputy Director: 25 Posts  (General – 06, EWS – 02, SC – 05, ST – 02, OBC – 10)

✅ NHB Recruitment 2023 Salary:

✔️ Senior Horticulture Officer: Level-6 in the Pay Matrix [₹ 35400-112400]

✔️ Deputy Director: Level-10 in the Pay Matrix [₹ 56100-177500]

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✅ NHB Recruitment 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:

✔️ Senior Horticulture Officer: Not exceeding 30 years.

✔️ Deputy Director: Not exceeding 40 years.

✔️ Age Relaxation: 05 years for SC / ST, 03 years for OBC – NCL.

Educational Qualifications:

✔️ Senior Horticulture Officer: A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Post-harvest Technology, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Engineering, or Food Sciences from a recognized university is required, with a preference for a Master’s Degree in the same field.

✔️ Deputy Director: To be eligible for the position of Deputy Director, candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, Post-harvest Technology, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Engineering, Post-harvest Management, Food Technology, or Food Science from a recognized university. Additionally, applicants should have at least 5 years of work experience in a related field within an organization of repute.

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✅ NHB Recruitment 2023 Application Fee:

General / OBC / EWS₹ 1000/-
SC / ST₹ 500/-
Payment MethodOnline Mode

✅ NHB Recruitment 2023 Selection Process:

Stage IComputer Based Examination
Stage IIDescriptive Type
Stage IIIInterview

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✅ How to Apply NHB Recruitment 2023:

➢ Eligible candidates are required to apply online through NHB National Testing Agency Online Application Portal ( from 16th December 2023.

➢ The Candidates are required to have a valid personal Email ID and Mobile number.

The candidates should upload scanned copy of required documents, Photograph Image and Signature Image etc.

➢ The last date for registration of online applications is 05/01/2024 up to 5:00 PM IST.

✅ Important Date for NHB Recruitment 2023:

Opening date for Online Registration of Application: 16/12/2023

Last date for Online Registration of Application: 05/01/2024

Duration for correction in the particulars of an application form: 06/01/2024 to 08/01/2024

Downloading of Admit Card by the Candidate (Online only): To be announced later.

Display of provisional answer keys on website for inviting objections: To be announced later.

Declaration of Result: To be announced later.

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