IBPS SO Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Agriculture Officer 2018

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

IBPS SO Notification 2018 is already out. So today we have shared the detailed Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Agriculture Officer Exam in this post. You can now go through the topic-wise details of the syllabus of IBPS SO Agriculture Officer exam along with important books that are recommended for your reference during the preparation of this exam.

As per the changed pattern of IBPS SO 2018, the mains phase would comprise of just the questions from Professional Knowledge section. Hence, a clear idea of the IBPS SO Agriculture Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus becomes imperative for the students preparing for this exam.


IBPS SO Agriculture Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus 

To begin with, let us now have a quick go through of what exactly an IBPS SO Agriculture Officer does. 

What are the tasks assigned to an Agriculture field officer?

Ans: An Agriculture field officer is a person who is responsible for promoting rural financing. He is the one who is also responsible for disbursal of loans to the farmers and reporting to the senior authority. He/ She also plays an important role in the review of agricultural loans and coordinates with regional rural banks.

Detailed Professional Knowledge Syllabus of IBPS SO Agriculture Officer 2018

There has been a major change in the pattern of IBPS SO Exam 2018. Unlike earlier a mains phase has been introduced in the examination which will act as another hardship for the aspirants and this part of the exam would solely comprise of Professional Knowledge section. This section has the highest weightage in the exam and the marks obtained in this section would be included in the final selection. Like Prelims, this section also has a negative marking provision which has been another reason to study this portion with utmost importance. Now, here we present an elaborated syllabus of this section, hoping it to prove beneficial to all the aspirants. Go Ahead and Good Luck.

  • Major sections from where questions are expected to be asked include the following:
  • Agriculture-related current affairs-From Various Sources like Newspaper, India Year Book, and internet.
  • Crop-horticulture vegetables and fruits section – 
  • Specific time of sowing seed rate
  • Varieties that are important
  • Herbicides and Pesticides
  • Important points related to plants, fruits, and vegetables 
  • Preservation of fruits and vegetables
  • Types of cropping systems
  • Different diseases
  • Soil Resources
  • Indian soil
  • Types of facts (humans contents and CN ratio)
  • Manure knowledge
  • Animal husbandry and technology
  • Different Breeds of animals
  • Agriculture small industries like Honey and fisheries Industries. in animals
  • Types of diseases in animals and its causes
  • Rural welfare activities in India
  • Before independence
  • After independence
  • Different insurance schemes in agriculture
  • Woman and child development Schemes.
  • Seed Knowledge – Different government schemes
  • Agriculture economics– Agriculture cost and schemes
  • Kinds of Agricultural Practices
  • Agroforestry and Ecology

Important Books for IBPS SO Agriculture Officer Exam 

  • Agriculture Field Officer IBPS by  Lalita Gaur
  • IBPS-SO for Agricultural Field Officer by  Elangovan and M. Mahalakshmi
  • Kiran’s IBPS specialist officers agricultural field officer CWE SPL – V practice workbook – English
  • A Competitive book of Agriculture by Nem Raj Sunda
  • Objective Agriculture by  S. R. Kantwa
  • Fundamental Of Agriculture Vol.1 & Vol.2 by Arun Katyayan

 “When there is no opportunity, learn to create one”.

Check out the IBPS SO Cut off if you haven’t checked yet.

To channel your growth, take test series for IBPS SO 2018. 

Attempt free mock of IBPS SO from the link given below:

IBPS SO AFO Combo 2018 Test Series

IBPS SO ITO Combo 2018 Test Series

IBPS HR Officer Prelim 2018 Test Series

IBPS Marketing Officer 2018 Test Series

All the best for the exam! 

Team gradeup


Our Apps Playstore
SSC and Bank
Other Exams
GradeStack Learning Pvt. Ltd.Windsor IT Park, Tower - A, 2nd Floor, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303
Home Practice Test Series Premium