How to prepare for IBPS SO Prelims Agriculture Field Officer Exam

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

IBPS SO Prelims 2019 Agriculture Field Officer Exam!

The Preliminary round of IBPS SO will take place on 28th and 29th December 2019. The examination is not too far and hence now it’s time to give a final touch to your preparation and get ready for the exam. This article will help you to prepare well and will discuss on pattern of exam, preparation strategy and time management strategy. It is high time you start revision and start focusing on important topics. Here is a 10-day strategy to enhance & boost your performance.

IBPS SO (Agriculture Field Officer) Exam Pattern


Subjects / Topics

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks






40 Minutes





40 Minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



40 Minutes




2 Hours

IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer – Syllabus for Professional Knowledge

The syllabus of IBPS AFO is same as exams like bank PO and clerk exam. To reach the next level of IBPS AFO exam, participants will have to qualify in each section of the exam. Here you can find complete details about Agriculture Field Officer for IBPS exam.
This section consists of basic knowledge of general topics such as Agriculture, seeds, soil, vegetables, animal husbandry, etc. It contains the basic questions and the participants require to focus on the same to score well in the exam. Check the topics given below:

  • Agriculture current affairs
  • Crop horticulture vegetables
  • Spacing time of sowing seed rate
  • Important Varieties of crops
  • Herbicides & Pesticides
  • Preservation of fruits and vegetables
  • Types of cropping system
  • Different Diseases
  • Seed technology – Different government schemes
  • Agriculture economics – Agriculture cost and schemes
  • Various types of agricultural practices
  • Soil resources
    Indian soil
    Types of facts (like humans contents CN ratio etc)
    Green manures
  • Animal husbandry and technology
  • Different varieties of animals
  • Agriculture small industries like honey daily in the fisheries
  • Various diseases and its causes
  • Rural welfare activities in India
    Before independence
    After independence
    Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
    Woman and child development schemes

Preparation Strategy for IBPS SO

The focus has to be more on the Professional Knowledge section as their score determines the eligibility for qualifying for the next round. But having said that you should not ignore the other sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language as it is essential to clear their sectional cut-offs.

10-Day Study Plan 


Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Professional Knowledge

Day 1

Simplification / Approximation

Ratio & proportion



Inequality (Direct as well as coded)


Cloze Test

Agriculture Current Affairs

Day 2

Data Interpretation


Spotting Errors

Crop Horticulture Vegetables & Fruits

Day 3

Number Series

Verbal Reasoning

Para Jumbles (New as well as Old)

Seed Knowledge

Agriculture Economics

Day 4

Quadratic Equation Problems on Ages

Seating Arrangement (Circular, Linear & Square)

Fill in the blanks

Double Fillers

Kinds of Agriculture Practices

Day 5

Mock Tests




Day 6

Profit and Loss

Simple & Compound Interest


Reading Comprehension

Indian Soil

Types of facts

Manure knowledge

Day 7

Time, Work and Wages

Mixtures & Alligations

Pipes & Cisterns


Alphnumeric Series

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Different Breeds to Animals

Types of Disease in animals and its causes

Agriculture small industries

Day 8

Permutation & Combination


Blood Relations

Direction Sense

Order & Ranking

Para Completion

Rural Welfare Activities in India

Day 9



Attempt Mock Test


Day 10



Attempt Mock Test



Preparation Tips

  • Make the study plan and follow diligently.
  • Prepare for every section carefully as each section is important.
  • Take down small notes from each topic which you think is important. It will help in last minute revision.
  • Start a topic only after you have finished the one you are reading. Do not jump topics.
  • Manage your time effectively.
  • Check and solve previous year papers for IBPS AFO exam.
  • If any topic is left, do not get disturbed or disheartened. Focus on what you have prepared and make it solid.
  • Mock tests must be taken to gauge your level of preparation and test your strategies.
  • Always be confident while answering the paper.


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