IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Preparation Tips, Section-wise Tricks & Strategy

IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Preparation Tips

Preparing for IBPS SO AFO exam? Get section wise preparation tips, tricks, and strategy along with books to read & crack the exam with confidence – IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Preparation Tips.

IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Preparation Tips

Dear Aspirants,

IBPS SO exam is conducted every year to recruit candidates to fill the posts of Agricultural Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, and RajbhashaAdhikari. IBPS SO Exam is held in 3 phases- Prelims, Mains and Interview. IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 2017 is scheduled to be held on 29th and 30th December 2018 and IBPS SO Mains Exam 2018 will be conducted on 27th January 2018. For the applicants who have already started their preparation, the tips mentioned below in this article will help you claim the Gold.

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IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Preparation Tips & Tricks – Exam Strategy

Section wise preparation tips

  • Quantitative Aptitude –Quantitative Aptitude section is the most important and time-consuming sections of IBPS SO Exam. Candidates should have strong preparation to tackle the questions and also to improve calculation speed. Get a good understanding of basic concepts and fundamentals to clear this section.
  • Reasoning– Reasoning Section will check your logical ability and problem-solving skills, so it is very important to practice as many questions as you can from this section.
  • -The English Language section has 50 questions worth 25 marks. Thus, every question carries only 0.5 marks. Make a habit of reading News Articles, Journals, Magazines, Newspapers to improve vocabulary and English grammar.
  • Agricultural Science– This section will have questions related to animal husbandry, horticulture, agriculture etc. If you are well-prepared you can easily solve 60 questions within 45 minutes.

Time Management

Time Management is the key to success and an important tool to score well in the IBPS SO Exam. Learn to manage your time so that you are able to complete your exam as well as finish the complete syllabus on time. During the examination, scan the entire paper first and attempt the easier questions first and time-consuming or difficult questions later.


Make small notes of important formulas, shortcuts, tricks etc during your preparation for IBPS SO exam. Revise them at regular intervals and also just before the exam to save your time.

Attempt online tests

Practice with IBPS SO mock test to understand the exam pattern and also to check your level of preparation. Refine your strategy and keep practicing mocks at regular intervals. You can also solve previous year question papers to increase the speed and accuracy. After giving mock test, analyze your weak and strong areas.

Understand the IBPS SO Exam 2018 Pattern:

Candidates should first go through the IBPS SO Exam Pattern so that they have an idea of the exam and can prepare well to crack the exam easily. The Preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2018 will consist of Reasoning Ability, English Language and General Awareness, whereas the Mains Exam of IBPS SO 2018 will test the candidates on their professional knowledge. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam.

  • IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Preliminary Exam Pattern
S. No. Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 50 50 120 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125
  • IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Mains Exam Pattern
S. No. Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Professional Knowledge (Agriculture) 60 60 45 Minutes

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Understand the  Syllabus

Candidates must have a clear idea about the IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer syllabus and important topics. Refer to the important topics from each section mentioned below and start practicing more on the weak areas.

(a) Reasoning

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Input – Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning

(b) English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para / Sentence Completion

(c) Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Simple and Compound Interest Average
  • Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Time & Distance
  • Partnership, Ratio & Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Probability

(d) Professional Knowledge

  • Basics of Crop production and improvement
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and irrigation
  • Agricultural economics
  • Various types of agricultural practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal husbandry and technology
  • Agricultural research, education, and extension
  • Agroforestry and Ecology
  • Priority sector advances
  • Rural welfare activities in India
  • Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
  • Various government schemes
  • You should devise a Study Plan such a way that the most important topics are covered. Strictly follow this plan and try to allot equal time to all the sections.


IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Study Material

Books to Read

  • Fundamentals of Agriculture Vol. 1- by Arun Katyayan (Author)
  • Agriculture Current Affairs by New Vishal’s Editorial Board Paperback
  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi

Practice IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer Practice Papers –

Take online IBPS SO Agriculture Field Officer practice papers as per the latest exam pattern and syllabus. This will help in increasing your speed and accuracy.

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Make sure you get enough sleep and rest between your preparations and do not overload yourself with too much information just before the exam. During the examination, stay calm and attempt the questions which you are confident first.


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