Agrimentors Chandigarh

IBPS-AFO Offline Course (Mains)

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IBPS-AFO Exam Information

Events Tentative Dates
On-line registration November 2022
On-line registration Last Date November 2022
Download of Call letter for Online Exam- Preliminary December 2022
Online Examination – Preliminary 24/31 December 2022
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2023
Provisional Allotment January 2023
Online Examination – Main 29.01.2023
Result of Online exam – Main February 2023
Download of call letters for interview February 2023
Conduct of interview March 2023
Provisional Allotment Giovanni Rovelli


IBPS-AFO Exam Information

Mains Cut Off Marks for Shortlisted for Interview IBPS-AFO 2022


Category Marks/60
UR 27.75
OBC 27.75
EWS 27.75
SC 27.75
ST 23.75

Agriculture Field Officer is a golden opportunity for agriculture graduates. Every year thousands vacancy release by IBPS for public sector bank.

⦁ In This examination has less competition than other examinations.
⦁ Attractive pay scale.
⦁ Less workloads compared to probationary officer (PO)

Pattern of Exam
1. Preliminary
2. Mains
3. Interview


1. Preliminary (Pre-Exam)

Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
English language 50 25 40 minutes
Total 150 125 2 hr

Note: Negative marking is 0.25 number for each wrong answer
In preliminary exam you have to cross minimum sectional as well as overall cutoff marks there is no need to grab more no of marks as its marks will not be considered as final selection.
Once you have crossed minimum cutoff you will be eligible for mains

2. Mains exam


Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Professional Knowledge (Agriculture) 60 60 45 minutes
Total 60 60 45 minutes


Note: Negative marking is 0.25 number for each wrong answer
Once you have crossed Mains Exams you will called for Interview. In mains exam it would be better score as more as possible because these marks will be considered for final allotment. As interview will be of only 20 marks and 60 marks of mains will be converted into 80 by multiplying scored marks in mains with 1.3
For example, you have scored 40 marks in mains it will be converted according to 80 by multiplying 40 * 1.3 = 52

Education Qualification for Agriculture Field Officer

4-year Degree (graduation) in following Disciplines

⦁ Agriculture
⦁ Horticulture
⦁ Animal Husbandry
⦁ Veterinary Science
⦁ Dairy Science
⦁ Fishery Science
⦁ Pisciculture
⦁ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation
⦁ Co-operation & Banking
⦁ Argo-Forestry
⦁ Forestry
⦁ Agricultural Biotechnology
⦁ Food Science
⦁ Agriculture Business Management
⦁ Food Technology
⦁ Dairy Technology
⦁ Agricultural Engineering

Age Limit for Agriculture Field Officer
⦁ Minimum – 20 Years
⦁ Maximum – 30 Years


Preliminary Syllabus for Agriculture Field Officer

Quantitative Aptitude

Number series Ratio and proportion
Simplification Approximation Simple interest
Data interpretation (DI) compound interest
Data sufficiency (Include data tables charts and graphs) Average
Mensuration Time and work
Quadratic equation Time and distance
Percentage Speed and distance
Partnership Probability
Age problem Profit and loss



Reading comprehension
Cloze test
Spotting error
Sentence improvement & corrections
Fill in the blanks​
Para jumbles
Grammar correction
Synonyms & antonyms
Spelling checks questions
Choosing the appropriate word
Reading comprehension

Reasoning syllabus

Sitting arrangement Order and ranking
Analytical reasoning Syllogism
Puzzle Distance and direction
Inequality Analogies and decision making
Number Series Simple arithmetic reasoning
Data sufficiency Coding and decoding
Time and sequence test Input-output
Blood relations

Syllabus For Agriculture Field Officer


Phase 1 & Phase 2
S. No. Topics
Chapter 1- Basic Agriculture
Meaning; Scope and Importance; Branches of Agriculture
Revolutions in Agriculture
History and Millstones in Agriculture and Indian Agriculture
Chapter 2-Agronomy
Meaning and scope/Importance
Relation of Agronomy to other sciences
Important Points on Agronomy
Chapter-3 Classification of Crops
Chapter 4-Factors Affecting Crop Production
Chapter 5- Agroclimatic Zones
Chapter 6-Cropping systems
Chapter 7- Problems of Dry Land Agriculture
Chapter 8- Seed Production
Seed concepts and germination; seed Functions; 
Seed Dormancy and breaking process
Seed Production 
Seed Processing 
Seed Village
Chapter 9-Precision Farming & Drones
Chapter 10- Organic Farming
Meaning; Principles; Advantages; Disadvantages
Features; Organic certification; Organic Quality Control
System of crop Intensification
Subsistence Farming
Sustainable Farming

Chapter 11- Agriculture Extension

Meaning; definition; Scope; objective; Early efforts/History 
Evaluation of extension programme; KVKs and list of extension programmes

Chapter 12-Ecology and Environment

Definition and meaning of Ecology; terminologies; symbiotic relationships
Ecosystem; Natural resource conservation and management 
Climate Change; Different organization and Initiatives by GOI
Chapter 13-Animal Husbandry
Meaning; Scope and Importance; Role of livestock
Present scenario livestock in India
Systems of Livestock production
Breeds of Animals in Agriculture and genetic improvement in Animal husbandry
Poultry: Breeds & Egg production
Chapter 14-Fisheries
Introduction to Fisheries; Terminologies; Fishery resources 
Capture Fisheries; Aquaculture
Biotechnology in Fisheries
Post-Harvest Technology
Chapter 15-Soil Science and Conservation
Introduction; types of rock; Soil Horizon
Properties of soil
Classification of soil
Major Soils of India; Soil productivity and soil fertility
Problem Soils
Fertilizers; Nutrients and its classification
Soil Erosion 
Soil Conservation 
Dryland Farming-Introduction and Definition & Importance 
Dryland vs. Rain Fed Farming 
Chapter 16- Irrigation and water Resources
Water resources; Types of irrigation
Sources of irrigation and Command area Development 
Watershed Management & Water conservation techniques
Micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation
Chapter 17-Horticulture and Plantation
Introduction to Horticulture; Features; Scope and Importance
Planting Systems in Horticulture
Production Technology in Horticulture crops
Propagation Methods in Horticultural crops
Production Technology in Plantation crops
Scenario of Horticulture; post-harvest technology
Value and supply chain management
Chapter 18-Forestry
Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry.
Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics
Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management.
Forest policy and legislation in India,
Recent developments under Ministry of Environment
Forest and Climate Change
Chapter 19-Agriculture Engineering
Farm Power and Machinery, sources of Farm power
Concept of Farm mechanization
Water Harvesting structures; watershed management
Agro Processing: Basic concepts; organizations and industries of agro processing 
Controlled and modified storage, storage structures
Chapter 20-Agrometeorology
Basic concepts and scope 
Weather parameters; crop-weather advisory
Chapter 21-Agriculture Finance and Marketing
Concept; Sources and Its Importance
Agriculture Marketing 
Differences between Financing of Agricultural and Other Sectors 
Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security
Indian Government programmes and Initiatives 
Concept and Types of Farm Management
Chapter 22-Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture:
Recent trends, major challenges in agriculture 
Economic Survey 2021
Union budget 2022-23
Aatmanirbhar Bharat
Forest Report 2021
Minimum Support Price Rabi & Kharif
Livestock Report
Agriculture Statistics & Annual Report
All New & Important Agricultural Schemes
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