Agriculture has got a prime role in the Indian economy. Although the Agriculture sector is not among the largest employment sectors in India, a degree in agriculture gives you the knowledge and skills to manage agricultural businesses, which is an undeniably smart career path. IBPS Notification for Agriculture field officer 2020 is out. In this blog, you will understand some IBPS AFO 2020 Preparation Strategies for Prelims & Mains. There will be three phases of the IBPS SO Exam for IBPS Agriculture Field Officer 2020 – Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The detailed syllabus is also discussed in detail towards the end.
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The three sections namely Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude are asked during the Prelims. The Exam Pattern for Agriculture Field Officer Prelims & Mains Exam 2020 are as follows:
|No.||Paper name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|2||English Language||50||25||40 Minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||40 Minutes|
|No.||Paper name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Time|
|1||Professional Knowledge (Agriculture)||60||60||45 Minute|
How to Prepare for IBPS SO Agriculture Officer?
To prepare for IBPS AFO 2020, you need to keep these handy tips in mind:
Start preparation early and take adequate breaks in between
Students studying during daytime is benefitted with a refreshed and energetic mind after a good night’s sleep. Again it’s better to follow your method, you can choose to be a night owl or a morning bird. Short study sessions, with adequate breaks, are proven to be more effective when studying, and storing information.
Make it a Habit to Read the English Newspaper
When focusing on exams, English vocabulary, and grammar play a tremendous job in determining our mark. More often we skip this because grammar tends to bother us and seems to be a herculean task. But with continuous effort and clearing your doubts via online platforms anyone could become a pro in English vocab and grammar.
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Practice Previous Year Question Paper
Practice with IBPS SO mock test to understand the exam pattern and also to check your level of preparation. Refine your strategy and keep practicing mocks at regular intervals. You can also solve previous year question papers to increase speed and accuracy. After giving the mock tests, analyze your weak and strong areas.
Work on Speed
You need to analyze your performance and move forward ie allot time for tough topics. But never ignore the easy ones. Work on your speed and ensure you get them right.
Maintain a healthy mind and body throughout the process. Be calm and relaxed during the entire process of exam preparation. Believe that everything happens for a reason and you are nearing to your goal each time.
Time Management is the key to success and an important tool to score well in the IBPS SO Exam. Learn to manage your time so that you are able to complete your exam as well as finish the complete syllabus on time. During the examination, scan the entire paper first and attempt the easier questions first and time-consuming or difficult questions later.
Make small notes of important formulas, shortcuts, tricks, etc during your preparation for IBPS SO exam. Revise them at regular intervals and also just before the exam to save your time.
Be sure that you’re following the right Agriculture Field Officer books for preparation. If you choose misinforming books at first, your foundation will be flawed. So, choose books wisely. Your lecturers & Professors can help you in finding the best books for IBPS AFO Exam. A candidate can consider a book appropriate for many reasons, but a teacher always knows the books that they can read easily & effectively.
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Competition in IBPS Agricultural Field Officer Exam is low compared to IBPS PO Exam. But, you must study dedicatedly. This is a golden opportunity not to be missed.
Aim for Mains & Interview- Once you start preparing for IBPS Agriculture Field Officer 2020, you must intensify your preparation for the Interview & Mains. Do not limit your preparation to the Prelims Exam only.
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Section-wise Preparation Tips
Quantitative Aptitude –Quantitative Aptitude section is the most important and time-consuming section of IBPS SO Exam. Candidates should have strong preparation to tackle the questions and also to improve calculation speed. Get a good understanding of basic concepts and fundamentals to clear this section.
- Number Series
- Simplification / Approximation
- Data Interpretation
- Quadratic Equations
- Data Sufficiency
- Simple and Compound Interest Average
- Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Time & Distance
- Partnership, Ratio & Proportion
- Problem on Ages
Reasoning– Reasoning Section will check your logical ability and problem-solving skills, so it is very important to practice as many questions as you can from this section.
- Seating Arrangement
- Data Sufficiency
- Blood Relations
- Order and Ranking
- Alphanumeric series
- Distance and Direction
- Verbal Reasoning
English- The English Language section has 50 questions worth 25 marks. Thus, every question carries only 0.5 marks. Make a habit of reading News Articles, Journals, Magazines, Newspapers to improve vocabulary and English grammar.
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Spotting Errors
- Sentence Improvement/ Correction
- Para Jumbles
- Fill in the blanks
- Para / Sentence Completion
Agricultural Science– This section will have questions related to animal husbandry, horticulture, agriculture, etc. If you are well-prepared you can easily solve 60 questions within 45 minutes.
- Basics of Crop production and improvement
- Seed Science
- Agronomy and irrigation
- Agricultural economics
- Various types of agricultural practices
- Soil resources
- Animal husbandry and technology
- Agricultural research, education, and extension
- Agroforestry and Ecology
- Priority sector advances
- Rural welfare activities in India
- Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
- Various government schemes
To conclude, understand that there is adequate time for the preparation. With constant and dedicated effort you are sure to pass the exam and attain your dream job. Learn with The Entri app and stay motivated until the last step. Check out our comprehensive bank exam preparation package Banking 2.0 for all the upcoming bank exams in 2020-21.
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