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IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO)

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) CRP SPL-XII for Vacancies of 2023-24)

IBPS releases the official notification, exam dates & vacancies for IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) 2020-2021. IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) Vacancy 2020-2021 is likely to be more or less same as that of last year.

Available Posts for IBPS AFO 2023-24: 516

Names of Vacant Positions: Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) / Specialist officer


Online Preliminary Examination:

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as overall cut off in the main exam to be eligible for interview.


Interview will be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.

Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Mains and Interview Rounds.

Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates preferences which are made at the time of online application.

IBPS plays its part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibility to intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Exam Pattern

IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each section in preliminary exam. The IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) exam (CWE XI) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) preliminary examination has a total duration of 2 hour and 40 minutes for each section, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 150 questions and maximum score of 125 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) pre-exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 50 25 40 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPO Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Main exam is also conducted online, it has only one sections of Professional knowledge with a total score of 60 marks and total duration of 60 minutes. Just like IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) 2017, IBPS will be conducting a multiple-choice type paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO). The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face-to-face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final score is calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e., if no answer is marked by the candidate.

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Syllabus 2020

IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Prelims Exam Syllabus 2020

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.


Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance



Mensuration–Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion


Data Interpretation



Ratio & Proportion, Percentage


Blood Relations

Number Systems


Input Output

Sequence & Series


Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability


IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Mains Exam Syllabus 2020

  1. Agriculture current affairs
  2. Crop horticulture vegetables
  3. Spacing time of sowing seed rate
  4. Varieties important only
  5. Herbicides Pesticides
  6. Important points regarding plants fruits vegetables
  7. Preservation of fruits and vegetables
  8. Types of cropping system
  9. Different Diseases
  10. Seed technology – Different government schemes
  11. Agriculture economics – Agriculture cost and schemes
  12. Various types of agricultural practices
  13. Soil resources
  14. Indian soil
  15. Types of facts (like humus content, CN ratio etc)
  16. Green manures
  17. Animal husbandry and technology
  18. Different breeds of animals
  19. Agriculture small industries like honey daily in the fisheries
  20. Various diseases and its causes
  21. Rural welfare activities in India – Before independence, After independence
  22. Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
  23. Woman and child development schemes

IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (IBPS AFO) Eligibility Criteria - 2020

Education Qualification for Agriculture Field Officer
4-year Degree (graduation) in following Disciplines
  • 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture