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IBPS AFO (Agriculture Field Officer) Syllabus for 2021 - Download PDF

People often search for the IBPS AFO syllabus. Every year IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts SO AFO Scale-1 exam to hire Agricultural Officers in various public sector banks. If you have completed your graduation in agriculture, then AFO is a perfect job for you. Do you know the role and responsibilities of AFO (Agriculture Field Officer)?

IBPS AFO (Agriculture Field Officer) Syllabus for 2021-22

The main responsibility of AFO is to promote the bank's products in rural areas. Every AFO needs to maintain an amicable relationship with farmers and encourage them to borrow loans from banks. Also, they ensure proper recovery of loans and getting acknowledgment of debt.

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Exam Pattern for IBPS AFO

When you start preparing for the IBPS AFO exam, the first thing you search for is the exam pattern. Let us tell you that this exam is conducted in three phases i.e. Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview. You need to appear for a written exam at the prelims and mains level. You will be eligible for an interview after clearing the first two exams. 

Exam Pattern for Prelims IBPS AFO exam

Sr. No. 

Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam



English Language




40 Minutes





English and Hindi

40 Minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



English and Hindi

40 Minutes






120 Minutes

Exam Pattern for Mains IBPS AFO Exam

Name of the Test


Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam


Professional Knowledge



English & Hindi

45 minutes



Note: There will be negative marking in the prelims and mains IBPS AFO exam. For every wrong answer, candidates will be penalized for 0.25. There’s no negative marking in case the candidate has not answered the question or left the question blank. 

IBPS AFO Syllabus 2021-22 PDF Download

The IBPS AFO syllabus is also divided into two parts: Prelims and Mains Exam. IBPS AFO Syllabus 2021-22 PDF download will help you stay updated. 

Prelims Exam Syllabus of IBPS AFO Exam

Check the syllabus for the IBPS AFO exam here:

Quantitative Aptitude


English language

General Awareness

Data Interpretation

Data Sufficiency

Number Series

Time and Work

Time and Distance

Simple and Compound Interest

Ratio and Proportion


Mixture and Alligation

Pipes and Cisterns

Problems based on trains




Permutation and Combinations


Profit, Loss and Discount

Elements of Algebra

Quadratic Equations

Coding & Decoding


Machine Input Output


Seating Arrangements

Direction Sense Test

Blood Relations

Problems based on Ages

Ranking and Order

Data Sufficiency

Statement and Conclusions

Statement and Assumptions

Statement and Arguments

Logical Reasoning

Alphanumeric series



Analogy and classification

Clocks and Calendar

Non- Verbal Reasoning  

 Logical Deduction :- Logic,

Statement – Arguments and Conclusions,

 Deriving Conclusions From Passages,

 Theme Detection,

Cause and Effect Reasoning

Reading Comprehensions

Para Jumbles

Para Completion


Error Spotting

Sentence Improvement

Cloze test

Rearrangement of sentences

Current Affairs Banking Awareness GK Updates Currencies Important Places Books and Authors Awards Headquarters Prime Minister Schemes Important Days

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Mains Exam Syllabus for IBPS AFO Exam

The syllabus for professional knowledge is given as follows:

Sr. No.




Agriculture in India 

Agriculture in India, Types of Cultivation, Major Crops of India, Irrigation in India, Agriculture based Research Institutes in India, Animal Husbandry in India, Genetically Modified Crops, etc.


Agricultural Practices 

Soil preparation, Sowing, Manuring, Irrigation, Weeding, Harvesting, Storage




Amateur horticulture, Commercial horticulture, Horticulture fruits and vegetables 


Agriculture Finance

Short-term Loans, Medium/Long-terms Loan, Crop Loan and Kisan Credit Card, Agricultural Term Loan, Land Development, Minor Irrigation, Farm Mechanisation, Finance to Horticulture, Land Purchase, Lead Bank Scheme, Agriculture Advances, Advance Against Warehouse, Receipts, Produce Marketing Scheme, Crop Insurance Scheme, Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana, Financing of combine harvesters, Financing of Tractors and Old Tractors, Advance against Gold//Silver ornaments, River Lift Irrigation Schemes, Forums for Coordination, Service Area Approach, State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC), Preparation of Credit Plan


Cultivation and Harvesting 

Cultivation Techniques and Practices, Harvesting Techniques and Practices, Post-Harvest Technology


Soil Science 

Tillage, Nutrient deficiencies, Fertilizer and fertilizer consumption, Soil Types and characters, Indian soil, Type of facts soil-related fact, Green manure


Agriculture Economics 

Basics of Agriculture Economics, Agriculture cost and scheme


Irrigation Methods 

Lift Irrigation, Drip Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation


Self Help Groups 

Introduction, Need Structure and Functions of Self Help Group, Self-Help Groups and SGSY Scheme


Government Schemes 

Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), Million Wells Scheme (MWS), Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP), Urban Women Self-Help Programme (Revolving Fund), Skill training For Employment Promotion Amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP), Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP), Urban Community Development Network (UCDN), Community Structures Urban Programme for Poverty Reduction amongst SCs and STs (UPPS), Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY), Scheme of Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers (SLRS), Self-Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual, Scavengers (SRMS


Seed Technology 

Basics of Seed Science, Different Seed Tests



Plant Pathology, Entomology, Rearing of animals, Agricultural Machinery, Dairy Science, Green manures, Important points regarding plants, fruits vegetables, Different Diseases, Agriculture Current Affairs, Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture, Animal husbandry and technology. 


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