Coaching for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Specialist Officer (SO) Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) Posts in Government Banks for All Agriculture Graduates

Sri Krishna Academy, Hyderabad is conducting 3 months Short Term and 10 Months Long Term Coaching for Preparing Agriculture Filed Officer (AFO) as Specialist Officers (SO) through Online Tests conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) every year. The Exams are conducted generally in the month of December and January every year. The selection is made through 3 levels. The first one is Preliminary Exam. Those who qualify in this preliminary test are required to attempt the main exam and those who clear the main exam will have to attend the Interview, which is the final round of selection as Agriculture Field Officers (AFO). The details of the Job, eligibility, exam etc are given below.

Name of the Post: Agriculture Field Office as Specialist Officer Grade-1

Selection: The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Bank and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.

Test Condcting Authority: IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) , an autonomous body, has received a mandate from the Banking organisations to conduct the recruitment process once a year. IBPS will make arrangements for conducting online preliminary examination, declare result of Online Preliminary Examination, inform the shortlisted candidates about the online main examination, declare the results of the Online Main Examination and inform the shortlisted candidates about the interview. Interviews will be conducted by the participating banks and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state/ UT.

List of Banks Recruiting Agriculture Filed Officers (AFOs):

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • IDBI Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank

Usual Recruitment Time:

  • On-line registration: Oct/Nov
  • Online Examination – Preliminary: December
  • Online Examination – Main: January
  • Conduct of interview: February
  • Provisional Allotment: April

Eligibility:

Age: 20-30 Years (Relaxation in age: 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC, 10 years for Persons with Disability (PWD), 5 years for Ex-Servicemen, persons of J&K and persons affected by 1984 riots

Education: 4 year Degree (graduation) 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

Preliminary Examination Pattern for for Agriculture Field Officers (AFOs)

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 Questions 125 Marks   120 Minutes

Main Examination Pattern for Agriculture Filed Officers (AFOs)

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

Negative Marking: There is a penalty applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Interview: Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process

Provisional Allotment: On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year based on the business needs of the Participating Banks and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Banks, based on merit-cum-preference. In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.

Job Location: This is an All India cadre and provisionally allotted candidates may be posted anywhere in India/ outside India as per discretion of the bank

Application Fees: Rs. 600 for all, Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates

No. of Posts: Varies from year to year, but generally between 800 to 1000 posts every year

Examination Centers: For both Preliminary and Main Examination

State /UT / NCR Preliminary Examination Centre Main Examination Center
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar Surat
Daman & Diu
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panaji Panji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad
Haryana Ambala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi Bengaluru, Hubli
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur Jalandhar, Ludhiana
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi Allahabad, Lucknow, Meerut
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

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