The IBPS RRB Agriculture Officer (AO) is a Scale 2 Specialist post. This year, the notification for this exam has announced 26 openings for the post of Agriculture Officer. The exam is scheduled to be held in August 2021. While you are preparing and waiting for the examination, let us look at an IBPS RRB AO’s life, work, and salary. We will also meet Kailash Tiwari who has shared his own experience as an Agriculture Officer.
IBPS RRB Agriculture Officer Overview
|Post Name||IBPS RRB Agriculture Officer|
|Post Type||Specialist Officer (SO)|
|Age Criteria||21-32 years of age|
|Education Qualification||1. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.|
2. Two years of experience in the field.
|Exam Pattern||1. Single-level Examination with MCQ-type questions. |
|Subjects Assessed||Professional Knowledge|
English/ Hindi Language
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation.
IBPS RRB Agriculture Officer Salary
The basic pay for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 is ₹Rs 33,000 – Rs 39,000. Aside from that, officers receive several concessions and allowances some of which have been listed below.
- Dearness Allowance (DA)
- Special Allowance
- House Rent Allowance (HRA)/Leased Accommodation
- Travelling Allowance (TA)
- Conveyance Allowance
- Medical Reimbursement
- National Pension Scheme (NPS)
- Leave Travel Concession
Why IBPS RRB Agriculture Officer?
Perhaps the question remains, why should you consider taking this exam and pursuing a career as an Agriculture Officer? If you are still on the edge about whether or not you should appear for this exam, maybe we can help give some direction to your inclination. There are several reasons why this job might be perfect for you. Aside from the salary and perks mentioned above, read on below to learn more about whether or not this job is your true calling.
- If you have a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university you are eligible for this post.
- If you are between the age of 21 and 32, you’re eligible for this job.
- All perks and benefits associated with government jobs.
- An opportunity to touch millions of lives.
- If you want to build a life outside of the urban scenario, this job is perfect for you.
- If you are not looking for an office-based job, the IBPS RRB AO job will provide you with lots of opportunities for fieldwork.
- If you are committed to developing our rural societies, this job is perfect for you.
Meet Kailash Tiwari
Kailash Tiwari earned his B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He also completed his M.Sc. in Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding) from the same university in 2017. Kailash cleared the IBPS SO examination in his first attempt itself and started his job as soon as he completed his post-graduation. He served as the Rural Development Officer at Union Bank (UBI), Nagla Tarai. He served as a Deputy Branch Head alongside as well.
As we have seen from Kailash’s experience, the job of an AFO is highly coveted. Take a look at Kailash Tiwari’s experience (ex-AFO at UBI) to understand what it is like to be an IBPS PO/SO.
Life of an Agriculture Officer
Let us see a few snippets from Kailash’s life to watch him in action.
This is the best part of this job. As an AFO, you have to engage directly with people living in rural areas. They respect you very much and they will help you in every way they can. In fact, every time you cross them they will greet you so this brings a feeling of immense satisfaction.
Kailash Tiwari and team organized a small camp for villagers to educate them about the importance of having a Savings Account and to educate them about various government schemes like the importance of PMJDY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana), social security schemes- Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (Rs 12/year premium), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (Rs 330/Year Premium) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY)- Pension scheme.
In this photograph, Kailash is enquiring about a person of a village as shopkeepers generally know everything and everybody in the village.
This is very routine for a field officer to regularly visit the villages for various works like:-
1- To visit for inspection KCC or new loan proposal for the basic due diligence and to verify the land records, farmer reputation, or credit behaviour in the village
2- To aware farmers of various govt initiatives in the field of agriculture, like in 2020 govt initiated PM KISAN -KCC saturation drive- the aim is to provide credit facilities to all beneficiaries of PM KISAN scheme, then KCC to dairy farmers so the extension of these facilities is the responsibility of bankers
3- To visit farmers’ homes in case of delay in loan repayment or if the loan is about to default, then notice serving, or regular notice serving in NPA accounts and such.
You can learn more about the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 job profile and openings for 2021 in this video by Kailash.
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