IBPS AFO Exam 2022 Notification, 516 Vacancies, Eligibility, Salary & More!

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The IBPS AFO Admit Card for the prelim exam will be released soon. The IBPS AFO prelims exam will take place on 24th December 2022 and 31st December 2022 and the mains exam will be conducted on 29th January 2023. The Application process for the same was started on 1st November 2022 and closes on 21st November 2022. The IBPS AFO Recruitment 2022 Notification was released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for 6 different positions (I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer) consisting of a total of 516 vacancies for the position. The candidates who wish to attend the recruitment should know all the basic details like the application process, eligibility, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

  • The admit card for the exam will be released soon.
  • The prelims will take place on 24th December 2022 and 31st December 2022.
  • Mains exam will take place on 29th January 2023.
  • The candidates will have to undergo 3 stages of the selection process i.e. Prelims, Mains Exam, and Interview in order to get selected for the IBPS AFO Post.
  • Once the candidates clear all the stages of the selection process, they will be selected for the post and will receive a monthly salary.

Aspirants can get the complete details regarding the IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Exam 2022 from the below article.

IBPS AFO Exam 2022 Overview

Recruiting Body

IBPS

Full-Form

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Official Website

Official Website

Post

Agriculture Field Officer

Number of Vacancies

516

Notification Release Date

31st October 2022

Start Date to Apply

1st November 2022

Last Date to Apply

31st November 2022

Prelims Exam Date

24th and 31st December 2022

Mains Exam Date

29th January 2023

IBPS AFO Exam 2022 Official Notification PDF Download

IBPS AFO Vacancy 2022

The IBPS SO AFO vacancy details for the 2022 exam have been released along with the official notification. The candidates can take a look at the distribution of 516 vacancies released this year.

SR.NO.

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

TOTAL

Out of which PWBD

HI

OC

VI

ID

1

BANK OF BARODA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

2

BANK OF INDIA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

3

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

4

CANARA BANK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

6

INDIAN BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

7

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

8

PUNJAB & SIND BANK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

15

7

27

10

41

100

1

1

1

1

10

UCO BANK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

UNION BANK OF INDIA

69

31

114

37

165

416

3

2

2

3

TOTAL

84

38

141

47

206

516

4

3

3

4

IBPS AFO Apply Online 2022

The candidates who wish to apply for the recruitment process must submit their applications along with the required documents through online mode only. The applications are being accepted between 1st November and 21st November 2022 Candidates can take a look below to learn how to apply online for the examination.

Direct Link to Apply for IBPS SO AFO Exam

Step 1: Click on the direct link given above.

Step 2: Fill in the application form with all the necessary information.

Step 3: Attach the required documents and recent passport size photograph in the prescribed format.

Step 4: Pay the application fee.

Step 5: Double-check all the information entered and click on the submit button.

Step 6: Download and take a printout of the application form.

Step 7: Alternatively, candidates can visit the official website and click on the relevant link. Then follow steps 2 to 6.

IBPS AFO Application Fee 2022

The candidates who will be submitting the application forms must also pay an application fee to complete the application process. The category-wise application fee details for IBPS AFO are given below.

Category

Application Fee

General/OBC

INR 850/-

SC/ST/PwD

INR 175/-

IBPS AFO Eligibility Criteria 2022

There will be an eligibility criterion the candidates need to meet in order to be eligible for the examination and the post. The detailed IBPS SO AFO Eligibility Criterion is provided below.

IBPS AFO Age Criteria (As on 1st November 2022)

  • The candidates must be between the ages of 20-30 years.
  • Age relaxation will be given to certain candidates. The details are as follows;

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PWD (Persons with Disabilities)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Candidate affected by 1984 riots

5 years

IBPS AFO Educational Qualification Criteria

  • 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture.

IBPS AFO Nationality Criteria

Candidates must be Indian Nationals only or either:

  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently
    settling in India or
  • an Indian origin person migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya,
    Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire,
    Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intentions of permanent settlement in India.

IBPS AFO Selection Process 2022

There will be a selection process the candidates will have to undergo under the IBPS SO AFO Exam 2022. The stage-wise selection process is given below.

  • Stage-I – Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary exam is a qualifying exam and the marks scored by the candidates are not counted in the final merit list preparation.
  • Stage-II – Mains Examination: The candidates who are qualified in the prelims examination are eligible to appear for the Mains Examination. The mains examination is conducted for 60 marks.
  • Stage-III – Interview: The candidates who are qualified in the mains examination are eligible to attend the interview. The interview will be conducted for a total of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40% for UR and 35% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates.

IBPS AFO Syllabus 2022

It is very important for candidates to know the IBPS AFO syllabus. Below is the subject-wise detailed IBPS SO AFO Syllabus to base the preparations accordingly.

Reasoning Syllabus:

  • Puzzles,
  • Inequalities,
  • Seating Arrangement,
  • Syllogism,
  • Blood Relations,
  • Order and Ranking,
  • Alphanumeric Series,
  • Input-Output,
  • Coding-Decoding,
  • Data Sufficiency,
  • Distance and Direction,
  • Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning

English Language Syllabus:

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Cloze Test,
  • Detection of Errors,
  • Improving Sentences and paragraphs,
  • Completion of paragraphs,
  • Para jumbling,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Parts of speech,
  • Modes of narration,
  • Prepositions.
  • Voice Change

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Discounts
  • Averages
  • Mixtures
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time Work and Distance
  • Rate of Interest
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination

General Knowledge Syllabus:

  • Current Affairs and Static G.K.
  • Banking Awareness
  • International and National Awareness
  • Countries, Currencies, and Capitals
  • Books, Authors, and Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Government Policies
  • Important Dates and Events

IBPS AFO Exam Pattern

The candidates who have taken a look at the syllabus must also take a look at the detailed exam pattern as it is very important while preparing for the exam. The prelims and mains detailed exam pattern for IBPS AFO is provided below.

IBPS AFO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Below is the detailed exam pattern for the preliminary examination of the IBPS SO AFO.

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

English Langauge

50

25

40 mins

Reasoning

50

50

40 mins

Quant Aptitude

50

50

40 mins

Total

150

125

2 Hours

  • The examination is conducted for 125 marks.
  • A total number of 150 questions are asked.
  • The duration of the examination is 2 hours.
  • Marks deducted for every wrong answer is one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question.

IBPS AFO Mains Exam Pattern

Below is the detailed exam pattern for the IBPS SO AFO mains examination.

Subject

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 Mins

  • A total number of 60 questions are asked.
  • The mains exam is conducted for 60 marks.
  • The duration of the exam is 45 minutes
  • Marks deducted for every wrong answer is one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question.
  • The candidates who qualify for the mains exam will be called up for the interview process which will be conducted for a total of 100 marks.

IBPS AFO Important Dates 2022

Below are the important dates and events for the IBPS AFO Exam. Check the table below to know more.

Event

Date

Notification Release Date

31st October 2022

Start Date to Apply

1st November 2022

Last Date to Apply

21st November 2022

Admit Card Release Date

December 2022

Prelims Exam Date

24th and 31st December 2022

Mains Exam Date

29th January 2023

IBPS AFO Admit Card 2022

The IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Admit Card will be released on the official website a few days before the exam takes place. We have detailed the step-by-step instructions to download the call letters from the portal on the scheduled date.

Step 1: Go to the official website and click on the IBPS SO AFO Admit Card option.

Step 2: Enter your Registration Number and Password in the credentials section.

Step 3: Click on the submit button. The IBPS SO AFO Admit card will appear now in front of your screens.

Step 4: Download the admit card for further use.

Step 5: Alternatively, visit the official website and click on the link available on the homepage to download the admit card. Then follow steps 2 to 4 to download the admit card.

IBPS AFO Salary

The PayScale– Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020, and the in-hand salary of the IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer will be between INR 35,000/- to INR 38,800. However, the basic pay will be INR 23,700/-. Also note that this expected as the salary details are not released in the official notification.

IBPS AFO Cut Off 2022

The candidates who appear for the examination should know the IBPS SO AFO cut-off in order to start their preparations. Below are the steps to check the IBPS AFO cut-off.

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: Enter the login credentials and click on the submit button.

Step 3: The cut-off will be available on your screen.

Step 4: Go to the cut off and calculate the marks

Step 5: Alternatively, you can also visit the official website and click on the relevant link.

Step 6: Find IBPS SO AFO cut-off for IBPS cut-off option and click on it and follow steps 2 to 4.

How to Prepare for IBPS AFO Exam 2022?

The candidates who will be appearing for the IBPS SO AFO exam must ensure to prepare themselves in an in-depth manner to qualify for the exam. However, with proper guidance, timely practice, and wise execution, the IBPS AFO exam can be cracked. You must follow a disciplined time chart and full-proof preparation strategy to crack this competitive recruitment process.

  • Gather the full syllabus content first and form a complete idea about the exam pattern, content inside the syllabus, marking schemes, etc.
  • Collect the previous year’s question papers to form a better idea of how the questions are set, the important chapters, mark divisions, difficulty level, etc.
  • Make notes on your own. The use of charts, tables, and diagrams for ease of remembrance is highly recommendable.
  • Prepare a study plan and prepare accordingly.
  • Allot time for each subject in a well-planned manner so that all the topics are equally covered.
  • You can attempt the IBPS SO AFO Online Coaching, which is specially designed for helping aspirants like you, following the exact weightage and pattern of the concerned examination.

IBPS SO AFO Books for Preparation Prelims

The IBPS AFO exam is completely based on the books for preparation. Candidates who wish to score more than the cut-off marks and get shortlisted for the post must be well aware of the IBPS SO AFO books beforehand. Below we have provided the expert-recommended books for the IBPS AFO Prelims Examination.

Books (Prelims)

Authors

Features

English Grammar & Composition

Wren and Martin

It is the best-recommended book for the candidates appearing for the IBPS AFO for English Grammar. This book includes all Grammar rules to help you score high in the section.

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

This book is the most recommended book for candidates who find the Arithmetic section very difficult.

A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal and Non-Verbal

B.S Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

This book can be referred to as those who find the Reasoning section to be tricky for them. You can learn the best tricks to solve the questions.

Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams

Arihant

Get various questions on Banking. Get this book to help you increase the chances of cracking the IBPS AFO 2022 Exam.

IBPS SO AFO Books for Preparation Mains

Below are the expert-recommended subject-wise books for the IBPS AFO Mains Examination.

Books for AFO

Name of Authors

Fundamentals of Agriculture Vol. 1 & 2

Arun Katyan

IBPS-CWE Specialist Officer Recruitment Exam

Arihant Publications

Agri-Notes: General Agriculture for ICAR’s JRF, ARS/NET, SRF, IARI Ph. D/President P. G., NABARD, IBPS-SO Exams

T.Reddy

Kiran’s IBPS Specialist Officers Agricultural Field Officer CWE SPL

V Practice WOrk Book

IBPS AFO Result 2022

The candidates who complete the IBPS SO AFO Exam will receive their results within a month or two. The results will be available on the official website. The candidates who wish to download the result can check the steps below on how to download.

Step 1: Click on the link given above to check the result.

Step 2: A new page will appear on the candidate’s screen in the form of a PDF.

Step 3: Candidates can now use CTRL+F to search for their results or name.

Step 4: If the candidate’s name or roll number gets highlighted on the sheet, it means he/she has qualified for the exam.

Step 5: Download the result sheet for further reference.

Step 6: Alternatively, visit the official website and click on the relevant link. After doing so follow the same steps as mentioned above.

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