IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) Exam Information: Exam Dates, Notification, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Cut-off

IBPS SO AFO XI (2021-22)

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS SO exam for various Public Sector Banks listed under IBPS. Common Written Examination (CWE) was started by IBPS in the year 2011 to recruit Specialist Officers (SO), Probationary Officers (PO), and Clerks in Nationalized banks. The registration for IBPS SO is done in online mode by visiting the official website of IBPS.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. IBPS SO Exam is conducted for recruiting candidates for various posts like:

  • IT Officer
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari
  • Law Officer
  • HR/ Personnel Officer
  • Marketing Officer

The important steps of the IBPS SO AFO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

Online Preliminary Examination:

A sufficient number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination.

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify for the Professional Knowledge Test in the main exam to get eligibility for personal interview.


The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview which will also be 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 a candidate’s overall performance in IBPS AFO Mains and Interview Rounds.

Tentative Exam Schedule of IBPS SO AFO XI:


Tentative Dates

IBPS AFO XI Notification 2021

To be Notified

IBPS AFO XI Online Registration Starts From

To be Notified

Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS AFO XI

To be Notified

Commencement of IBPS AFO XI Prelim Exam

December 26th & 27th, 2021

Commencement of IBPS AFO XI Mains Exam

January 24th, 2022

Educational Qualification For IBPS SO AFO:

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

Candidates should possess the certificate in support of the essential qualification at the time of registration. They should mention the marks obtained or the percentage of the marks obtained in the application form of IBPS Bank AFO Exam.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS SO exam is conducted online.

Age Eligibility (As on 01.11.2021): 

Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 30 years

Preliminary Exam Pattern of IBPS SO AFO (Scale I):

Serial No.


No. of Questions

Total Marks






40 Minute


English Language



40 Minute


Quantitative Aptitude



40 Minute





120 Minute

Mains Exam Pattern of IBPS SO AFO (Scale I):

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam


Professional Knowledge



English & Hindi

45 Minute

IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) Mains Exam Syllabus: 

  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 SO X Cut-off (2020-21):

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