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.

Eligibility

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

Nationality

  • 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.

Age

  • 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.

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