About IBPS AFO

Syllabus for IBPS AFO Prelim exam

  • Reasoning Ability: Seating Arrangements Puzzles Inequalities Syllogism Input-Output Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Order and Ranking Alphanumeric Series Distance and Direction Verbal Reasoning

  • English Language: Cloze Test Reading Comprehension Spotting Errors Sentence Improvement Sentence Correction Para Jumbles Fill in the Blanks Para/Sentence Completion

  • Quantitative Aptitude: Number Series Data Interpretation Simplification/ Approximation Quadratic Equation Data Sufficiency Mensuration Average Profit and Loss Ratio and Proportion Work, Time and Energy Time and Distance Probability Relations Simple and Compound Interest Permutation and Combination

  • Others: Current Affairs Banking Awareness GK Updates Currencies Important Places Books and Authors Awards Headquarters Prime Minister Schemes Important Days

Syllabus for IBPS AFO Mains

  1. Basics of Crop production

  2. Horticulture

  3. Seed Science

  4. Agronomy and Irrigation

  5. Agricultural Economics

  6. Agricultural Practices

  7. Soil resources

  8. Animal Husbandry

  9. Agroforestry

  10. Ecology

  11. Government Schemes.

About IBPS- AFO Examination

Pattern– IBPS-AFO EXAM

(As per notification of IBPS AFO 2019-20 at www.ibps.in)

IBPS-AFO Exam is an exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. It’s aim is selection of personnel as ‘Specialist Officers’ (Agriculture) posts in banks.

Selection procedure : 3 steps

  • Prelim exam - just qualifying nature (online computerized exam), Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Mains exam (Professional Knowledge ) – Selection nature (online computerized exam)

  • Interview - Selection nature Face to face at different location)

Negative marking (0.25 mark on every wrong answer)

Section in exam:

Note:

  • The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

  • Prelim exam is only qualifying to mains exam. Its marks will NOT added in final selection.

  • Final selections is based on total marks scored in Mains (Professional Knowledge ) Exam and Interview and Interview with weightage of 80:20 ratio.

  • No General Knowledge section in IBPS AFO Prelim Exam.

Cut -off for IBPS AFO Exam (based on 2017):

  • General - 41.65

  • OBC - 40.90

  • SC - 34.65

  • ST - 30.00

  • HI - 26.50

  • OC - 27.20

  • VI - 28.95

Educational Qualification:

  • Four (4) years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry

Age Limitations:

  • Min – 20 years and Max – 30 years

  • Age relaxation :SC/ST- 5 Yrs, OBC-3 Yrs, PWD-10 Yrs, J&K domicile-% Yrs

Expected Dates (based on 2018) :

  • Online Application date : November

  • Prelim Exam : December

  • Main Exam : January

  • Interview : February

  • Result : April

Application Fee(based on 2018) : :

  • Rs. 600/- for General and OBC

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD


Syllabus for IBPS AFO Prelim exam:

  • Reasoning Ability: Seating Arrangements Puzzles Inequalities Syllogism Input-Output Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Order and Ranking Alphanumeric Series Distance and Direction Verbal Reasoning

  • English Language: Cloze Test Reading Comprehension Spotting Errors Sentence Improvement Sentence Correction Para Jumbles Fill in the Blanks Para/Sentence Completion

  • Quantitative Aptitude: Number Series Data Interpretation Simplification/ Approximation Quadratic Equation Data Sufficiency Mensuration Average Profit and Loss Ratio and Proportion Work, Time and Energy Time and Distance Probability Relations Simple and Compound Interest Permutation and Combination

  • Others: Current Affairs Banking Awareness GK Updates Currencies Important Places Books and Authors Awards Headquarters Prime Minister Schemes Important Days

Syllabus for IBPS AFO Mains :

  1. Basics of Crop production

  2. Horticulture

  3. Seed Science

  4. Agronomy and Irrigation

  5. Agricultural Economics

  6. Agricultural Practices

  7. Soil resources

  8. Animal Husbandry

  9. Agroforestry

  10. Ecology

  11. Government Schemes.

About IBPS AFO Office:

  • Post Type: Scale 1 Specialist Officer

  • Salary: 33000-35000 Rs. Per Month.

  • Work: disbursement and field assessment of loan to farmer.

More details are available in IBPS website: www.ibps.in

Standard Authentic Reference Books

  1. Handbook of Agriculture By ICAR

  2. Handbook of Horticulture By ICAR

  3. Principles of Agronomy By S R Reddy

  4. Textbook of Field Crop Production-1 By Dr. Rajendra Prasad

  5. Textbook of Field Crop Production-2 By Dr. Rajendra Prasad

  6. Introductory Soil Science By ISSS Pub

  7. Terminology of Agronomy By Indian Society of Agronomy

  8. Soil Fertility By Nelson and Tisdale

  9. Weed Management By T K Das

  10. Dryland Agriculture By ICAR

  11. 50 Years of Crop Production By ICAR

  12. 50 Years of Crop Science By ICAR

  13. Soil Plant Water Relationship By ISSS

  14. Annual report Latest By ICAR

  15. Annual report Latest By Min of Agri & Farmer Welfare

  16. Annual report Latest By NRRI, Cuttack

  17. Annual report Latest By IIWBR, Kernal

  18. Annual report Latest By ICRISAT

  19. Annual report Latest By ICARDA

  20. Annual report Latest By IRRI

  21. NABARD Website By NABARD

  22. RBI Website By RBI

  23. NABARD Document By NABARD

  24. Agri TNAU Portal By TNAU

  25. e-agri.org portal By TNAU

  26. APEDA Website By APEDA