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Working in the fields to make the world feed is something great beyond the imagination. It is one of the most divine activities one can have in life. As we all know that there is no need for a particular course or an entrance for being a farmer. But for supporting a farmer in their life there needs a particular course and an entrance. The Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) is such a specialist job that is recruited by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for the participating banks in order to serve and support the agriculture sector and farmers of the country.
What is an Agriculture Field Officer?
Agriculture Field Officer is a specialist job in the banking sector. It is recruited by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in the Specialist Officer (SO) Category. Agriculture Field Officer is one of the posts that is recruited among the Specialist Officer (SO) Common Recruitment Process (CRP). The main duty of an AFO is to provide financial assistance to the agriculture sector by providing loans, aids and other financial packages to the famers for enhancing their agriculture sector. The Agriculture Field Officer provides rural financial upgradation to the primary sector.
The Eligibility of IBPS SO AFO 2020-2021
Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
- Age (As on 01.11.2020): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1990 and not later than 01.11.2000 (both dates inclusive)
There will be relaxation to different categories.
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
|Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer)
|Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
|Persons affected by 1984 riots
The educational qualification of the Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) should be a 4-year degree (graduation) in any of the following subjects:
- Animal Husbandry
- Veterinary Science
- Dairy Science
- Fishery Science
- Agri. Marketing & Cooperation
- Co-operation & Banking
- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Food Science
- Agriculture Business Management
- Food Technology
- Dairy Technology
- Agricultural Engineering
Entri – AFO – Look back – Look forward – Look into the Paper Study Package
Entri has revamped a detailed study for Agriculture Field Officer examination through Banking 2.0. Even though the AFO is a specialist job the preliminary of the IBPS SO examination is generally not adhering to the professional knowledge it requires. The preliminary should be qualified in order to appear for the mains examination followed by the interview. The preliminary examination consists of a typical bank exam which requires a lot of practice. It comes with a Look back – Look forward – Look into the paper method, which means it provides Banking Foundation Course, Detailed Video Study Classes with latest updates and makes you an expert with more than 24000 mock tests. Specially designed according to the IBPS SO 2020-2021 syllabus.
The IBPS SO Officer is the gateway towards the Agriculture Field Officer which is not only a prominent job in the society but also a great social service and helping hand towards the agriculture sector and the farmers in our country. Prepare for the exam with Entri mentoring through Banking 2.0. Keep studying, keep winning.