IBPS specialist Officer 2016-17 VIth phase has come out. Click on link below for further notification.

Important Dates (Tentative):

Online Registration: 16.11.2016 to 02.12.2016

Payment of Application Fees- Online: 16.11.2016 to 02.12.2016

Download of Call letter of Examination: After 16.01.2017

Examination date (Tentative): 28.01.2017

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IBPS Specialist Office(CRP SPL-VI)

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Agricultural Field officer (scale 1)

Exam Pattern


No. of Questions

Reasoning            50    *
English Language            50    *
Quantitative Aptitude            50    *
Professional Knowledge            50    80






Only qualifying marks is needed for English, Quant and Logical

Negative Marking Scheme for IBPS SO Examination:

  1. For each incorrect answer one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a negative mark.
  1.  If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question.



  • IBPS SO Syllabus for English Language:
    Reading comprehension

    • fill in the blanks
    • sentence corrections
    • Para jumbles
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar Corrections
    • Identification of Errors
    • sentence corrections
    • Vocabulary,
    • Grammar Corrections,
    • Identification Of Errors,
    • Synonyms/ Antonyms
    • Choosing the appropriate word
    • Spelling Check questions
  • Reasoning Syllabus for IBPS SO exam:
    Questions are asked from both Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning.


In verbal reasoning –

  • Completing number and alphabetical series,
  • Coding and decoding,
  • relations and ranking,
  • Simple arithmetical reasoning,
  • Analogies / decision making,
  • Classification, odd one out,
  • time sequence test,
  • analytical reasoning,
  • directions/distance sense test,
  • input /output /seating arrangements etc.
  • In non verbal reasoning –
  • series completion,
  • finding missing figures,
  • Mirror Images etc.


  • Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for IBPS Specialist Officer Exam:
    • Number system
    • decimal fractions
    • Ratio and proportions, Percentage
    • Time and distance
    • Time and work
    • Speed and Distance
    • Profit and loss
    • Average
    • Simple and compound interest,
    • Data Interpretation and sufficiency includes Data Tables, Charts and Graphs,
    • Probability


  • For Professional Knowledge Syllabus Click on the Syllabus Icon Below:-



Books Recommended Trend Analysis Study materials
Tutorial Videos Previous Year Questions Sample Papers

  • Krishna

    Is aptitude and reasoning paper same for agriculture officer and IT officer exam ???

  • akash kamble

    Sir whether the b.sc agri biotechnology is eligible for this AFO SO IBPS EXAM.


      Hello Akash,
      Sorry You are not eligible for AFO as your Degree is not mentioned in notification.

  • akash kamble

    Sir but my friend who have same degree get job in union bank last year.

    • hello akash mine also b sc agri biotech .i also applied………

  • arjun dan

    Sir…plzz upload online test for ibps AFO….

  • pys

    pls upload online tests for afo exam sir……….

  • pys

    sir, kindly upload model online tests for afo eaxm we are waiting for u…………….

  • Difference between AO and AFO

  • pankaj patle

    In this year 2015 , in afo forestry degree eligible or not..

    In advertisement agro- Forestry mention ..so worried…

    • plese tell me bsc forestry is allowed for 2015 exam

    • pankaj i am arun from karnataka bsc forestry allowed?or not tell me

      • pankaj patle forestry

        Forestry eligible after om release on dated 18 nov 2015

  • pankaj patle

    Forestry degree eligible or not sir for afo 2015…

    Plz reply….

    In advertisement agro – forestry mention….

  • Lokesh

    Plz help me mene exam dia tha but result me aa rha h your candidature has been cancelled

    • pankaj patle

      Kuch exam dete samay misbehavior kiye the kya bhai..
      Last time mere Senior k sath hua tha.

  • Ankit kumar

    sir plzz say me date for apply

  • sarath

    Got S.O in Bank of Baroda and as AO in AIC…which job is best in terms of salary and perks???suggest me guys

  • subhash semwal

    Sir how to prepare for English part of afo


    agril.biotech is elligible for agriculture field officer yes or no if no why?

  • anil kumar sharma

    sir please u tell me that can i apply for AFO bcoz i’m student of B.Tech ag.

  • Gurvinder Singh Brar

    Plz update matter of agriculture

  • Dharmendra prajapat

    thanx for the syllabus…
    what qualifications need for afo?

  • guri brar

    plz sir open this site u start work now on website plz i prepared SO agri. field officer

  • anu lamba

    Sir i have done my B.Sc biotech and also M.Sc biotech can i fill the form of IBPS -SO Agriculture field officer

  • veer pal

    Mai bsc agriculture ka student ho mai so ki job chata ho kya karna hoga

  • veeru verma

    Mai b.sc ag ka student ho so ke liye kaya karma hai

  • pankaj patle

    Forestry degree eligible or not

  • maha

    sir please tell how many vacancy in 2015 -2016 ibps s.o compare than previes year

  • kunal khairnar

    Sir please tell me the previous year cutoff marks of preliminary exam of IBPS SO Agricultural Field Officer as well as the final cutoff marks.

  • SBI

    Sir try to upload daily question for AFO of each subject

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    • C.P YADAV

      pryanka ji….wht abt IBPS SO 2015-16 ??

  • Sivaranjani

    Can someone update the answers of Proff knowledge

  • pankaj patle forestry

    Question of agriculture..ibps 2016
    Pulse institude – kanpur
    Onion kharip variety
    Icar journal release
    Carpet wool
    Milk fever other name?
    Seed rate of fodder maize?
    Mendarin variety
    Spacing of orange
    Kabra beetles
    Potato disease
    Die back disease
    Max export of crop ?
    Agriculture insurance corp
    Grondnut research center
    Little leaf in citrus
    Mango green leaf

    • Raghunath

      Seed rate of maize 50kg/ha
      Little leaf in citrus zinc

  • Kalyan

    Agriculture insurance started in January 1999,is it correct? Or wrong


    how many questions….attempeted….frnds….??

  • Wilson Agri engg.

    1. Vasanthrao nail award – Dry farming
    2. Micro propagation- banana
    3. Proping – Supporting the banana crop
    4. pulse research – kanpur
    5. groung nut research institute-
    6. primilin, viram, chakradhar – lime
    7. mandrin – kino
    8. Vegetable max exported in 2014-15- Onion
    9. Potato crop grown in large area- up
    10. lint cotton seperated using – sulfuric acid
    11. Central Agri University – Imphal
    12. Milk Fever-
    13. Dieback of citrus- Cu
    14. Little leaf in mango, litchi – zn
    15. Most efficint methad of pest control in storage- Fumigation
    16. Kapra Beetle- Store grain Bettle
    17. Alkali soil – Ph more than 8
    18. Best time for grape seasoning- Oct- Dec
    19. Maize seed rate(fodder)- 50kg
    20. Primary tillage tool – Wooden Plough
    21. Cost of growing crop- cost of cultivation
    22. Trichoderma – egg Parasitiod
    23. Hihest cultivated variety of grape in india- thomson
    24. Indian fertiliser journal published by- Fertiliser asso. of India
    25. Indian jounal of agriculure published by-
    26. National agri insurance company started in – Dec 2002
    27. Defficiency of which nutreint is seen in older leaves but not in younger- Nitogen
    28. Mithsubishi tllers are manufactured by, – VST tillers and Tractors banglore
    29. Spacing of Orange – 3.3X 3.3
    30 Dwarf Cavendish banana Spacing – 1.5m X 1.5m
    31. One question related to function of agmark
    32. Apex body for agriculture marketing- NAFED
    33. Question Realated to watershed(Which one is not true about starting a new watwershed project in a area)

    • Wilson Agri engg.

      34. Best breed of cow for milk in India – Sahiwal
      35. One question abt Sheep breed
      36. Water easily easily available for plants – Capillary Water
      37. One quetion abt Drip irrigation –
      38. movement Water pentrating through soil and rock – Percoalation
      39. One question abt Buffalo breed-

    • Wilson Agri engg.

      40. No till planter is used for – seeding/ sowing

  • anjana

    Sir , I qualified CWE-V, I have interview on 18th , can u please inform what. Sort of questions they ask????

  • anjana

    Hellooo sir its urgent😞

  • Rohit

    Hi Sir,
    I have qualified CWE-V And my interview scheduled on 19th. Please guide me regarding topics to be covered for an Interview.

  • diwana

    any idea regarding afo total cutoff for obc and gen.


      for obc 41

      • diwana


  • diwana


    • AFO

      gen 48-50

      • Lakshminarayana Reddy

        sir for english max..marks is 20 ,plz provide the cut off for english

      • Lakshminarayana Reddy

        plz provide cutoff for general candidates

  • AFO

    my interview experience
    venue: pnb staff college sector-6, panchkulla, Haryana
    time 8:30 am
    document verification 8:30 am to 9:30 am
    panel 3
    total no. of candidate: 23
    my turn came at 12:05pm
    time duration of interview : 10 minute
    total no. of interviewer: 6 (1female, 5 male)
    question asked:-
    1. introduce yourself
    2 role of afo
    3 why pnb is your 1st preference
    4 what is banking
    5 what is npa and how it affects the banks profits
    6 prime minister name and recently scheme launched by prime minister under his name
    7 about krishi kalyan cess
    8 what is infrastructure development in agri. sector
    9 function of seed dril
    10 present growth rate in agriculture sector

    Two more questions which I forgot for them I simply say i don’t know sir.
    I gave answer to all the questions except 2 but in some answers they were not fully satisfied. Friends they want to check our confidence level, clarity and preciseness in our answer.
    They were asking question from basic banking, general agriculture, current affairs related with agriculture. From some students they asked question only from agriculture and from some students they asked only banking related question.My humble suggestion is be cool and calm, confident, think what you learn is enough and give your answer with consciousness and if you don’t know / remember the answer simply reply, sorry sir i don,t know / remember. I hope somehow this will help someone in a little way.
    thank you
    all the very best

  • anjana

    Thnks 😊

  • diwana

    my ibps so (afo) interview experience

    venue- central bank of india officer training college, bhopal

    time 1 pm

    i reached at 12:00 pm

    they allow to enter at 12:40,

    we sit at conference hall and waiting to call.

    bus wait kar rahe the, kuch ne bola biometric kharab ho gaya h,late start hoga hamara interview. morning walo ka 5 baje khatam hua.

    then mera number 7:20pm ko aaya verification easly ho gaya.

    at 7:40 i entered to room.

    there were 5 male member and one lady.

    me- may i come in sir.

    they-ok sir come in.

    me- good evening sir,g.e. mam

    ok sir sit.

    they- apne bare me batao.

    me- my name is….

    i belong to….

    they- rahne do bus aap education bata do.

    me- bsc horticulture with 85% and also worked as faculty of biology at …

    they- tum to agri. k ho to bio kaise teach kar lete ho.

    me-sir i teach botany. and there is not too much difference b/n botany and agri.

    they- aacha. ok ok

    they- pahle kabhi interview diya

    me- last year I give exam bus does not qualified.

    they start rapid fire

    they- dairy farm house k liye kitne cattle hone chahiye.

    Me- I don’t know sir

    They- aap village se ho try kijiye.

    Me- 8-10


    They-tell me about organic farming

    Me- cultivation with manure and verimicompost……..sustainable agriculture…..

    They- agar short duration me jyada productivity chahiye to

    Me- than chemical ferilisation

    They- tell me about ATMA

    Me- is program k through agri. Student ko training di jati h for skill development.

    They- what is psl

    Me- explain in brief

    They- niti ka full form batao

    Me- I don’t know sir

    They- farmers ko subsidy kaise dete h, best way kya ho sakta h, iske bare me koi recent bill pass hua h kya

    Me- yes sir aadhar bill

    They- ek farmer ko kitna loan de sakte h

    Me- jo lead bank decide karti h, uske hisaab se we can decide

    They- ye to scale of finance hua

    Me-yes sir

    They –ok thanks

    Me –thanks ,gn

  • anjana

    Can anybody say how many vacancies r there for AFO this year???

    • AFO

      if they invited for interview two times of vacancy than total vacancy will be 4000 to 4400 apx. if invited three times than it will be 2600 to 2800 apx.

      • anjana


  • anjana

    Sir, kindly. Inform last year final cut off marks after interview?

  • Erebus

    Final Cutoff

    • wasanti

      sir i bought your test series on 19 December but not receive id and password yet,please provide it as soon as possible, if u cant then refund my money

  • anjana

    Sir, I got allotment in canara bank, I made a mistake in application form I am horticulture graduate but in application by mistake I wrote graduation in agriculture, is der any chance of rejection of my job? Pls reply sir

    • Erebus

      You have been verified at interview stage. I think Now this problem should not arise again.

  • anjana

    Thnk u sir

  • Erebus

    I got Punjab national bank and i am from Rajasthan. anybody have any idea about location, salary and work load etc?

  • Pinki

    Sir plz guide me I m bsc food science student and preparing for Afo 2017

  • Sundari

    Which topic is most important topic for SO AFO EXAM ?

  • Sundari

    which topic is most important for AFO EXAM ?

  • anjali chama

    tis is an exellent sitefor============ afo prepartion an

  • yelavarthi kamalesh

    i have done b.tech in biotechnology stream.Am i eligible for afo

    • Pinky

      Only if u r b.tech in agricultural biotechnology…u r eligible…

  • Gs

    I buy your test series yesterdaybut I didn’t get any id or password yet..I m trying to call u but your no. Is switched off….if u unable to provide test series then plz refund my money…

  • wasanti

    sir i bought your test series on 19 December but not receive id and password yet,please provide it as soon as possible, if u cant then refund my money

  • vijayalaxmi

    sir please send me previous year afo question papers which include all quant reasoning and english sections

  • Ketaki ashok jadhav

    how i can buy the test series

  • Biki Debnath

    is there overall cutoff ??? cos in cwe 7 nothing is being said about overall cutoff??