IBPS AFO 2022-2023 (IBPS 03 MAINS PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE SYLLABUS 2022)

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Eligibility

Any aspirant who wishes to apply for the post of IBPS (SO) AFO, needs to possess the required educational qualifications. A candidate who wishes to apply for the post of Agriculture Field Officer needs to possess a Graduate degree of 4 years in Agriculture or any of the other related disciplines.

Exam Pattern

 Subject

      No. of Questions        

     Max Marks   

    Duration    

Medium of Exam

 Professional Knowledge  

60

60

45 Mins

Online

Syllabus

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

 

Horticulture

  • 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 

 

Miscellaneous

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

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