IBPS SO AFO 2020: Exam Analysis and Cut-off


The IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) exam is held over 3 phases. In this article, we will make a detailed analysis of the IBPS SO AFO 2020 exam in order to understand the exam pattern, standard of assessment and the important topics for each subject. 

In all, this analysis will help us understand what we may expect in the upcoming IBPS SO AFO 2021 exam and navigate our preparation accordingly. 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 

As aforementioned, the IBPS SO exam pattern involves 3 phases, namely, Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Take a look at the IBPS SO 2021 exam pattern in more detail.

IBPS SO AFO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis

There are 3 subjects assessed in the Prelims paper. They are: 

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude 
  3. English Language

We will look at each subject separately in the following sections. 


10 questions were asked from Seating Arrangement and Puzzles each. The overall level of the exam was easy-moderate. Take a look at the table below for more details. 

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Seating Arrangement10Moderate
Data Sufficiency4Moderate
Coded Inequality3Easy- Moderate
Syllogism5Easy- Moderate
Blood Relation1Easy
Input Output5Easy
Misc.7Easy- Moderate
Assumptions based2Moderate
Total50Easy- Moderate

Take a look at the Syllabus for IBPS SO exam 2021

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Quadratic Equation5Easy- Moderate
Data Interpretation- Pie-Chart, Tabular DI, Caselet15Easy- Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problem20Moderate

The maximum questions on Quantitative Aptitude were based on Data Interpretation and Arithmetic Word Problems. Similarly, you should also focus your attention toward preparing these topics appositely. The overall level of the examination was easy-moderate. 

English Language

As you will see from the table below, 20 questions were asked from a comprehension passage in last years’ exam. This is why it is imperative that you solve one comprehension exercise daily. The overall level of the English section was easy. 

If you devote proper time and attention, the English Language test section can be very scoring, particularly if English is your strong suit. 

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension20Easy to Moderate
Error Detection10Easy
Sentence Correction5Easy to Moderate
Cloze test5Easy to Moderate
Word Replacement5Easy to Moderate

IBPS SO AFO 2020 Mains Exam Analysis

In Phase 2, i.e., the Mains paper, there is only one subject on Professional Knowledge assessed. Take a look at the topics from which questions were asked in the previous examination. 

SubjectTopics Asked
Professional KnowledgeHorticulture
Livestock and Breeds
Bee Keeping

IBPS SO AFO Final Cut-Off 2020

Agriculture Field Officer (Scale – I)67.1365.0076.0074.2076.5361.5370.00NA

The highest cut-off across all categories was 76.53 for the unreserved group. The lowest cut-off mark was 61.53 for SC candidates and those with hearing impairment. 

IBPS SO AFO Previous Years’ Paper 

We highly recommend taking a look at the IBPS SO AFO Prelims Previous Years’ Papers as well. 

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If you are preparing for the IBPS SO AFO 2021 exam, we encourage you to take a look at all the details of the examination in order to be fully aware of what lies ahead of you. If you need any assistance in terms of IBPS SO AFO mock tests, IBPS SO AFO Online Course and other study material, you will find that we have completely covered at ixamBee. Head on to our website and explore all our offerings. 

All the best. 

Also read

IBPS SO Notification 2021: Agriculture Field Officer Details

IBPS SO Official Notification 2021

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