Bank of Maharashtra (AFO) Exam Syllabus

By C.Suvarna | Updated on: Mar 14, 2023


Bank of Maharashtra (AFO) Exam Syllabus

Bank of Maharashtra SO recruitment notification 2022 for the post of Specialist Officers Scale I has been released on Aug 30, 2021. The Bank of Maharashtra SO (AFO) selection process will be based on a single online exam followed by an interview. The online exam will have one test on ‘Professional Knowledge’. Thus it is essential that all the candidates should be well versed with the Bank of Maharashtra SO exam syllabus of the Agriculture Field Officer stream. This should be your first step towards exam preparation. The detailed Bank of Maharashtra SO Scale 1 exam syllabus is given below:

Introduction to Agriculture Seasonal Crops (Rabi and Kharif), Basic of Crop Production, Agricultural Practices
Agronomy Concepts of Tillage, Cultivation Practices of Crops (Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds, Fiber Crops, Commercial Crops) , Cropping System, Irrigation, Weed Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Soil and Water Conservation, Organic Farming, Agrometeorology
Agro Forestry & Agro Ecology Basics of Agro Forestry & Agro Ecology
Concepts of Soil Types of Soils in India , Properties of Soils (Physical, Chemical, Biological), Soil Fertility and Productivity, Manures and Fertilizer, Plant Nutrients, Nutritional deficiency, Problematic Soils
Horticulture Branches of Horticulture, Detailed Study of Horticulture Branches (Olericulture, Pomology, Floriculture)
Seed Science Classification of Seeds, Seed Certification
Plant Physiology Photosynthesis, Respiration, Transpiration, Growth and Development, Plant Growth Regulators, Photoperiodism and Vernalisation
Basics of Plant Breeding and Genetics Introduction to Genetics, Plant Breeding, Methods of Pollination
Agriculture Entomology Study of Insects, Insecticides, Plant Protection Equipments, Major Pest of Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Horticultural Crops
Plant Pathology Introdution to Plant Pathology, Plant Disease Control, Major Disease of Cereals, Pulses, Oil seeds and Horticultural Crops and their Control Measures
Animal Husbandry Major Breeds of Livestock (Cattle, Buffalo, Swine, Goat , Sheep and Poultry), Types of Housing, Breeding System of Livestock, Care and Management of Rearing Animals and Poultry Birds, Common Disases of Rearing Animals and Poultry Birds
Agriculture Engineering Farm Power and Machinery, Tillage Implements, Agriculture Structure and Process Engineering, Dairy Engineering, Irrigaton and Soil-water Converation Engineering
Fishery Sciences Introduction to Fishery, Major Carps in India, Fisheries Management (Pond Management, Nutrition, Reproduction), Major Diseases
Miscellaneous Latest Developments & Schemes Related to Agriculture, Recent Discoveries, Latest Bt Crops and related Research


To prepare well for any examination, it is extremely important to catch up with the updated syllabus and then the study material. Books play the most important role in preparing for any exam. To begin your preparation in a planned manner, you should first refer to the list of Bank of Maharashtra SO exam books given below. Also to keep a keen eye on the current issues or news around the globe, you can refer BeePedia.

Basic Agriculture Fundamentals of Agriculture Vol. 1 & 2 Arun Katyayan
Agriculture at a Glance R.K. Sharma
Objective Books A Competitive Book of Agriculture Nemraj Sunda
Objective Agriculture S.R. Kantwa
Agri Wizard Surahee Publication
IBPS (Specialist officer) Agricultural Field officer (Scale-I) R. Gupta's

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There is going to be a single test on Professional Knowledge, therefore you need to study the related subjects/topics of the stream that you are applying for.
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