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IBPS provides a golden career opportunity to Agriculture graduates to work in PSB Banks on Agriculture Field Officer post. Check here for IBPS AFO Vacancy details.
If you are looking for a job that does not come wrapped with expensive professional degrees, then Agricultural Field Officer is the best vacancy for you. It also helps you to stay grounded by working for Rural Development.
IBPS AFO Vacancy 2020
IBPS Agriculture Officer is a Scale 1 Specialist Officer, who lend & disburse the agriculture loan. There may be over 875 vacancies this year. This is a tentative vacancy and might vary slightly. For all the Specialist officers post together a vacancy of around 1315 is expected. IBPS AFO vacancy details will be updated here once it is released by IBPS officially.
The benefit of preparing for IBPS AFO is that the competition is narrowed down to thousands. Whereas those who are appearing in IBPS Bank PO Exam have to compete with millions for the Scale 1 Officer post. Owing to the low competition, the cut-off marks for IBPS Agriculture Officers are also low. These two benefits make IBPS AFO the most sought career choice among Agriculture Graduates. Let’s dive in to understand what is IBPS Agriculture Officer Exam.
Name of Exam: IBPS Specialist Officer Exam
Post Name: Agriculture Field Officer
Post Type: Scale 1 Specialist Officer
Salary: 33000-35000 Rs. Per Month.
IBPS AFO 2020 Participating Banks
Currently, there are 17 banks that are participating in the IBPS recruitment process. The names of the participating banks are given below –
|Allahabad Bank||Canara Bank|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Syndicate Bank|
|Andhra Bank||Central Bank of India|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||UCO Bank|
|Bank of Baroda||Corporation Bank|
|Punjab National Bank||Union Bank of India|
|Bank of India||Indian Bank|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||United Bank of India|
|Bank of Maharashtra||–|
IBPS AFO 2020 Exam Dates
IBPS SO 2020 Exam will be conducted on December 26 and 27, 2020 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. IBPS SO Exam is conducted for recruiting candidates for the posts of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. The exam is conducted through 3 stages – Prelims, Main Exam, and Interview round. IBPS SO 2020 Main exam will be held on January 30, 2021
|IBPS AFO Notification 2020||November 2020|
|IBPS AFO Online Registration Starts From||November 2020|
|Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS AFO||November 2020|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||December 2020|
|Commencement of IBPS AFO Preliminary Exam||26 & 27 December 2020|
|Result of IBPS AFO Online exam – Preliminary||January 2020|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Mains||January 2021|
|Commencement of IBPS AFO Mains Exam||30 January 2021|
|Conduct of Interview||February 2021|
|IBPS AFO 2020 Final Result||April 2021|
The Exam Pattern for Agriculture Field Officer Prelims & Mains Exam 2019 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|
Type of questions: Objective
Time Duration: 2 hours for Prelims & 45 minutes for Mains Exam.
Negative Marking: Penalty of – 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.