Agricultural Field Officer Job Profile

The post of Agricultural Field Officer is of Scale 1 rank under the specialist officer’ cadre post. As part of the job, you would be charge of lending and disbursing agricultural loans to the customers. Here, we take a look at all the things that you need to know about the post like eligibility, job profile, exam pattern, etc. Read on to know more.


The eligibility criteria which you to fulfil in order to apply for the post of Agricultural Field Officer is listed below:


  • Must be a citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to the country before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in the country provided that a candidate belonging to Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet or any of the above-mentioned countries shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the central government.


  • Must be between 20 and 30 years of age. (Candidates belonging to reserved categories are offered age relaxation)

Academic qualification

  • Have a 4-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.

Job profile of Agricultural Field Officer

As part of the job, you will need to carry out the following things:

  • Carry out pre-loan inspection and follow up when it comes to recovering of loan
  • Coordinate with panchayats
  • Promote, distribute, and expand loan products of the bank in rural areas of the country
  • Generate leads
  • Carry out verification of revenue reports
  • Stay in touch with senior authorities like RBI, NABARD, RRBs and share progress

Exam Pattern

The selection of Agricultural Field Officer is carried out after a 3-tier exam which comprises of the preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. The preliminary and mains exam is conducted online. The exam pattern of both the exams is listed below:

Preliminary exam

The preliminary exam is conducted to screen potential candidates for the Main exam. The pattern of the preliminary exam is listed below:

Mode of Examination Online
Question Type Objective
Duration 120 minutes
Total Questions 150
Total Marks 125
Sections 3 (Three)
Name of the sections
  • English language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
Language English and Hindi

Main Exam

The candidates who clear the preliminary exam are called for the Mains exam. The exam pattern of the Mains exam for the post of Agricultural Field Officer is listed below:

Mode of Examination Online
Question Type Objective
Duration 45 minutes
Total Questions 60
Total Marks 60
Language English and Hindi

Note: There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in both the preliminary and main exam.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I become a general manager in future after joining the bank as an Agricultural Field Officer?
  2. Yes, you can become a general manager after making the career progression.

  3. What is the application fee?
  4. The application fee which needs to be paid is Rs.600 for candidates belonging to the general, OBC and ex-servicemen category. For candidates belonging to reserved categories, the payable fee is Rs.100.

  5. I am 33 years old belonging to the ST category. Can I apply for the post?
  6. Yes, you can apply for the exam if you have the necessary academic qualification.

News About Agricultural Field Officer

  • Online application process for UPSSC PET 2021 exam closing soon

    The last date for registration and submission of application for Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UPSSSC) Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) 2021 is approaching fast. With the application process closing in a week, interested and eligible candidates can submit their application online through the official website. Aspirants who wish to apply for the test must have passed the class 10 exam from the recognized board and be above 18 years of age. Those above the age of 40 years are not eligible to apply for the exam. The applicable fee for the exam is Rs.185 for general and OBC category candidates, Rs.95 for SC/ ST candidates and Rs.25 for physically handicapped (PH) candidates. The payment of application fee can be made online via debit/credit Card, net banking, e-challan or SBI Collect.

    18 June 2021

  • NABARD 2020 Grade A Mains Exam dates announced on the official website

    The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development or NABARD has recently announced the official dates for the NABARD 2020 Grade A Mains Exam on its official website.

    As per the notice issued by the institution, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24 September 2020. Candidates who will be shortlisted for the prelim exams will be able to download the NABARD Grade A Mains 2020 admit card in online mode. They will be required to appear on the date of examination as per the schedule. The institution has also advised the candidates to follow the preventive measures and government guidelines of social distancing in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contamination.

    31 August 2020

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