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COMMON RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR SPECIALIST OFFICERS (Agriculture Field Officer)


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


1. Nationality / Citizenship: 

A candidate must be either - 

(i) a Citizen of India or 

(ii) a subject of Nepal or 

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or 


2. Age (As on 01.11.2018): 

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1988 and not later than 01.11.1998 (both dates inclusive)


3. Educational Qualifications (As on 26.11.2018):

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 


Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.


Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the Online Preliminary as well as Online Main Examination without the following documents:


(1) Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination 

(2) Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original bearing the same name as it appears on the call letter/ application form and 

(3) Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above) Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for Examination will not be permitted to take the examination. The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the Start time of the test. 

Though the duration of the Online Preliminary Examination is 2 hours, candidates may be required to be at the venue for about 2 and half hours or more including the time required for completion of various formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions etc. For the Online Main Examination the duration of the examination is 45 minutes/ 60 minutes, candidates may be required to be at the venue for about 2 hours or more including the time required for completion of various formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions etc


Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations) 

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question. 

Scores 

1. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equip-percentile method. 

2. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. 


CUTOFF SCORE (Online Main Examination) 

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination and also secure sufficiently high scores to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Note: MARKS OBTAINED IN THE ONLINE MAIN EXAMINATION ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND ALSO FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING


INTERVIEW 

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weight age (ratio) of Online Main Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- SPL-VIII and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed. 

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorized IBPS website


Preliminary Examination Syllabus:


Quantitative Aptitude

1. NUMBER SYSTEM

2. PROFIT AND LOSS

3. TIME AND WORK / PIPE AND CISTERNS

4. TIME AND DISTANCE (RACES / TRAIN)

5. MIXTURES AND ALLEGATIONS

6. BASIC ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY

7. AVERAGE

8. DECIMAL FRACTIONS & SURDS & INDICES

9. SIMPLIFICATIONS, SQUARE ROOT & CUBE ROOT

10. RATIO AND PROPORTIONS

11. SIMPLE AND COMPOUND INTEREST

12. MENSURATION & AREA

13. DI, DS AND GEOMETRY

14. PROBABILITY


Reasoning

1. CODING-DECODING

2. PUZZLES

3. DIRECTION AND DISTANCE

4. ORDER AND RANKING

5. SYLLOGISM

6. BLOOD RELATIONS

7. SEATING ARRANGEMENT

8. INEQUALITIES

9. STATEMENT AND ASSUMPTIONS

10. STATEMENT AND COURSE OF ACTION

11. CAUSE AND EFFECT

12. STATEMENT AND ARGUMENT

13. MACHINE INPUT AND OUTPUT

14. VISUAL REASONING


English

1. Sentence correction 

2. Reading Comprehensions

3. Para Jumbles

4. Fill in the Blanks

5. Sentence Competition

6. Vocabulary

7. Spotting Errors

8. Grammar correction

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorized IBPS website


Main Examination Syllabus:


1. Agriculture Engineering- 

(a) Irrigation ( Efficiency) – Drip , Border and furrow irrigation

(b) Tillage

(c) Seed Rate 

(d) Farm mechanization and government schemes for farm mechanization

(e) Agriculture cost analysis and various government schemes related to Agriculture cost analysis

2.  Soil Science: 

(a) Soil Type

(b) Soil Nutrients 

3. Agriculture current affairs

4. Crop horticulture vegetables

· Seed spacing and seed rate for major crops

· Varieties of fruits and crop 

· Scientific name of plants, fruits and vegetables

· cropping system and pattern 

· Different Diseases ( Crops)

5. Animal husbandry 

· Different Breeds of various animals ( especially cow and buffalo ) 

· Various diseases in animals

6. Government schemes and Static Agriculture

· Various government schemes before independence

· Various government schemes after independence

· ICAR history ( One question ) 

· Headquarters of different agriculture institute and universities (One Question)