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The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has published the official notification for the post of SO AFO and the application process is all set to begin on the 1st of November 2022. It shall continue till the 21st of November 2022-23. Eligible candidates with a willingness to apply for the post proceed with that by visiting the official website @ibps.in. A total of 710 posts are to be filled through the IBPS SO Recruitment 2022-23. For the IBPS SO recruitment 2022-23 a total of 510 Agriculture Field Officer posts have been announced. It is a great opportunity for candidates who have been awaiting the notification to prepare for the position and give it their best shot.

Applicants can either download the official notification or give this article a proper read for a better understanding of all the processes and steps.

IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23: Overview Information 

As many as 510 posts have been announced for the IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23. To make the best use of the opportunity available, candidates need to be well aware of the process and with it each step. Before applying for the IBPS SO Agricultural Field Officer, there are a few points that must be kept in mind and they are as follows:

Recruiting Organization Institute of Banking Personnel 
Post NameAgriculture Field Officer (Scale-1)
Total Vacancies 510
Declaration of the Notification 31st October 2022-23
Start date of the Application Process 01st November 2022-23
Last date to apply for the Post21st November 2022-23
Preliminary Admit Card Release DateDecember 2022-23
Date of Examination (Preliminary)24.12.22 & 31.12.22
Mains Admit Card Release DateJanuary 2023
Date of Examination ( Mains)29th January 2023
Date of Personal Interview February 2023-March 2023
Official Website ibps.in

Download IBPS SO AFO Recruitment Notification

IBPS SO AFO Vacancy 2022-23

A total of 516 posts have been notified under IBPS Specialist Officer AFO Recruitment 2022-23.

Name of the PostGeneralEWSOBCSCSTTotal
Agriculture Field Officer (AFO)206471418438516

IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23: Eligibility Criteria

Various posts under the IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23 have been announced. Each position has different criteria for eligibility that must be adhered to apply for the post. Applicants need to download the official notification and give it a proper read to understand what the position of an Agricultural Field Officer demands. They can even refer to this article for IBPS SO Recruitment 2022-23 eligibility criteria for the post of AFO. 

IBPS SO AFO Educational Qualification:

  • Must possess a Four-year Graduation Degree 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 SO AFO Age limit:

The basic age limit to apply for the post of IBPS SO Agricultural Field Officer is 20 to 30 years. However, age relaxation is applicable for candidates belonging to different reserved categories. The age relaxation criteria for each category have been given in this table in an organized manner for a clearer understanding of the candidates: 

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years age relaxation 
Other Backward Classes 3 years age relaxation 
PWD10 years age relaxation 
Ex-servicemen 5 years age relaxation
Victim of the 1984 riots5 years age relaxation

It is important to keep in mind that each candidate applying for the post, needs to follow each eligibility criteria to be able to apply. Those who fail to meet these shall be deemed ineligible for the post of Agriculture Officer.

IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23: Selection Process

To be selected for the IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23, candidates need to qualify for each stage to move on to the next one. Therefore, they need to acquaint themselves with each phase. The selection process for the AFO post has been given below:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Personal Interview

The Prelims is qualifying in nature and its marks are not included in the final result. However, the marks secured in the Mains Examination and Personal Interview are added to get the final list of selected candidates. 

IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23: Exam Pattern

In the Preliminary Examination for the post of AFO, a total of 150 questions carrying 125 marks are asked. Candidates have to answer these within 120 minutes. The preliminary examination consists of three sections which are as follows:

  • English language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude 

In the Mains Examination, questions related to one’s Profession are asked. There are a total of 60 questions carrying 60 marks which the candidates have to answer within 45 minutes. 

IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022-23: FAQs

When will the application process for the post of IBPS SO AFO start?

The application process shall start on 1st November, 2022-23.

What is the last date to apply for the post of IBPS SO AFO?

The application process shall end on the 31st of November 2022-23.

When shall the Preliminary Examination for the post of IBPS SO AFO be conducted?

The Preliminary Examination has been decided to take place on the 24th and 31st of December 2022-23.

What is the official website to apply for the post of IBPS SO AFO?

The official website to apply for the post is @ibps.in.

How many vacancies have been announced for the post of Agricultural Field Officer?

A total of 510 posts have been announced for the post of AFO under the IBPS Recruitment.

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