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IBPS-AFO Exam Information

EventsTentative Dates
On-line registrationNovember 2022
On-line registration Last DateNovember 2022
Download of Call letter for Online Exam- PreliminaryDecember 2022
Online Examination – Preliminary24/31 December 2022
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2023
Provisional AllotmentJanuary 2023
Online Examination – Main29.01.2023
Result of Online exam – MainFebruary 2023
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2023
Conduct of interviewMarch 2023
Provisional AllotmentGiovanni Rovelli

IBPS-AFO Exam Information

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


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)

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Reasoning505040 minutes
Quantitative aptitude505040 minutes
English language502540 minutes
Total1501252 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

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Professional Knowledge (Agriculture)606045 minutes
Total606045 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 seriesRatio and proportion
Simplification ApproximationSimple interest
Data interpretation (DI)compound interest
Data sufficiency (Include data tables charts and graphs)Average
MensurationTime and work
Quadratic equationTime and distance
PercentageSpeed and distance
Age problemProfit 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 arrangementOrder and ranking
Analytical reasoningSyllogism
PuzzleDistance and direction
InequalityAnalogies and decision making
Number SeriesSimple arithmetic reasoning
Data sufficiencyCoding and decoding
Time and sequence testInput-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
 NABARD Report
 All New & Important Agricultural Schemes
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