IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer 2021: Syllabus, Eligibility & Vacancy


On November 2, 2021, the Institute of Banking Personnel Officer released an official notification for the recruitment of Specialist Officers Scale 1 with 1828 vacancies! For those of you who have been waiting for this announcement with bated breath, it is now time to rise and shine. 

IBPS SO Recruitment 2021

For those of you who wish to apply for any of the Specialist Officer posts, you should do that immediately. The IBPS SO application window will remain open between November 3, 2021 and November 23, 2021. 

Take a look at the total IBPS SO vacancies announced for 2022-23.

IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) 2021

In this article, we will be looking at all the details of the IBPS SO AFO exam such as the IBPS SO AFO syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility, salary and such. If you have been planning to take this exam, now would be the time to go ahead and put in an application.


A total of 1828 vacancies have been announced by the IBPS. Of these 1828, 884 openings are for the post of the Agriculture Field Officer. Take a look at the openings for each participating bank in the table below. 

Please note: The vacancies are for the year of 2022-23.  

Bank of BarodaNR
Bank of India24
Bank of MaharashtraNR
Canara Bank300
Central Bank of India300
Indian BankNR
Indian Overseas BankNR
Punjab National BankNR
Punjab & Sindh BankNR
Union Bank of India260

IBSP SO AFO 2021 Calendar

Activity Dates
Application Window + Application Fees paymentNovember 3, 2021- November 23, 2021
Download of Preliminary Exam Call LetterDecember 2021
Online Examination – PreliminaryDecember 26, 2021
Online Examination – MainJanuary 30, 2022
InterviewFebruary 2022
Provisional AllotmentApril 2022

IBPS SO AFO 2021 Eligibility

Please note: Candidates can only apply for 1 post. Multiple applications will be rejected.

Age (As on November 1, 2021)Candidates must be between 20 and 30 years of age. 
EducationGraduation 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

IBPS SO AFO: Eligibility Queries

Q: Can a student who has earned a degree in Veterinary Sciences apply for the IBPS SO AFO exam?

A: Yes, you are eligible to apply.

Q: Are there any eligibility relaxations for the reserved categories?

A: Yes, all age and educational relaxations will apply for the reserved groups.

Q: I am born in April 1991, am I eligible to apply?

A: No. The official notification clearly states that eligible candidates must be born on or after November 2, 1991 and on or before November 1, 2001.

Q: I am a recent graduate with no work experience. Am I eligible?

A: Yes, the official notification does not demand candidates to have any work experience to apply for the AFO post. You are eligible so long as you satisfy the education criteria.

Q: I will graduate in 2022, am I eligible to apply?

A: No. It is imperative that all final results for eligible candidates are declared on or before November 23, 2021. You can try next year.

Q: Are candidates from OBC category belonging to the creamy layer eligible for reservation and subsequent relaxations?

A: No. Only candidates belonging to the non-creamy layer are eligible for reservation. Candidates from OBC category who come from the creamy layer must denote their category as ‘General’ in their application.


To work as an Agriculture Field Officer job with public-sector banks in India is one of the most lucrative jobs for graduates in Agriculture and allied industry and not without cause!! 

Take a look at the Salary of an IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer to understand why you should apply for this exam today!!

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for AFO 

The IBPS SO AFO exam will be conducted over three stages; Prelims, Mains & Interview.

Take a look at the details outlined for you below.


SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 minutes
English Language502540 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes
Total150125120 minutes


Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge6060English & Hindi45 minutes

Please note

  • A penalty of 0.25 mark will be applicable in both phases of examination. 
  • Marks obtained only in the online main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview.
  • The combined score for Mains and Interview will be considered for final merit listing.
  • All tests, except the English Language Test can be taken in both Hindi or English. 


The final stage of the selection entails an Interview.

  • Candidates who qualify the Mains examination will be invited for an Interview. 
  • The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100.

IBPS SO AFO Exam 2021 Syllabus 

Take a look at the complete syllabus for the IBPS SO AFO exam 

IBPS SO AFO Preparation with ixamBee

IBPS SO AFO Online Course

With 884 vacancies this year, this is THE opportunity you have been waiting for. We firmly believe that with such an amazing opportunity ahead of you, you should not leave any stone unturned in your preparation. In case you’re wondering where you can find the proper study resources coupled with peerless tutorship and supervision? You’ve come to the right place. ixamBee’s IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Online Course is what you are looking for. 

  • 80+ video lessons
  • 100+ study notes 
  • 30+ Chapter tests on all subjects
  • 10 Mock Tests for Mains.
  • Live Classes 
  • Unmatched mentorship
  • Personalized feedback on your performance and progress
  • Guidance for the Interview round. 

IBPS SO AFO Mock Tests

We’re not going to tell you the benefits of taking a mock test as a part of your preparation. We encourage you to take one and realize the benefits for yourself. 

IBPS SO AFO Prelims Mock Test

IBPS SO AFO Mains Mock Test

If there’s anything more you would like to know about the IBPS SO AFO exam 2021, you can find all the details at ixamBee. Additionally, also take a look at the video below. 

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