IBPS SO - Agricultural Field Officer Preparation - Budget 2020 -2021

 Agricultural Budget 2020 -2021 

highlights of the 2021 Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

  • The government aims to double farmers’ income by 2022
  • Help 15 lakh farmers solarise their grid-connected pump sets
  • “KisanRail” and “KrishiUdaan” for seamless transport of perishable farm goods
  • Increasing coverage of artificial insemination to 70%
  • Raise fishery exports to Rs 1 lakh crore by 2024-25

IBPS Agricultural Field Officer Study Material - Entomology

 Major pest & Disease of Rice, Wheat, Cotton, Chick pea, Sugarcane & their Management

  • Rice stem borer (Scirpophaga incertutas) is -Monophagous
  • Trichogramna is a n Egg parasitoid
  • Silver shoot or onion leaf is caused by  Gall midge
  • Vector of Rice tungro is - Green leaf hopper (Nephotettise spp.)
  • Vector of Grassy stunt disease  - Brown plant hopper (Nilaparvata spp.)
  • Chaffy grains with black spot is due to - Gundhi bug (leptocoris spp.)
  • Family of Gundhi bug is   -      Alydidae
  • Gundhi bug caused on the stage -  Milking stage
  • Ufra disease of rice is due to    -       Ditylenehus angustus
  • White grub is a - Bettle, Polyphages
  • Serious pest of wheat -White grub & termite
  • Ear cockle nematode is  -Anguina tritici
  • Tundu/yellow ear rot disease is due to - Anguina tritici + Carynebacterium tritici
  • Control of tundu disease is done by hot water treatment at Hot water treatment 500C for 2 hours.      
  • Wheat stem borer sesamia inferns attack in  -Night
  • Name of rice yellow stem borer - Scirpophaga incertuls
  • Highest consumption of pesticide in crop    Cotton (54%)
  • Hooper burn in cotton is due to -        Amrasca biguttula
  • Family of cotton white fly - Aleyrodidae
  • Vector for cotton leaf curl virus is  - Bemisia tabaci
  • Glaring of squares in cotton is due to - Spotted bollworm (Earias vitella)
  • Rosetting of flowers due to - Pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella)
  • Double seed formation is due to -         Pink bollworm
  • Large circular bore holes with faecal pellets is the symptoms of  -American bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
  • Dysdercus cingulatus is known as  - Red cotton bug
  • Bt formulation is used for - Early instars of bollworms
  • Helicoverpa and Agrotisypsilon is the serous pest of  - Chickpea
  • Greasy cut worm attack in  - Night
  • Scientific name of Sugarcane shoot borer is  - Chilo infuscatellus
  • Bunchy top appearance in sugarcane is due to  - Top borer (Scirpophaga excerptaels)

  • Family of Top borer  - Pryalidae
  • Pyrilla perpusilla (Fam. Lophopidae) is a  - Leaf hopper
  • Biological control of borers  -    Trichograma Japonicun
  • Distractive insect pest (DIP) Act was passed in the year  - 1914

  • Insecticide act passed -  1968
  • Pest occurs most frequently on cultivated crops - Regular pest
  • Pest occurs in a few isolated localities is known as -    Sporadic pest
  • Pest occurs in same area of year after year  -     Endemic pest
  • Pest occurs in area in severe form  -      Epidemic pest
  • Central plant protection training institute  -        Hyderabad
  • Safest insecticide for honeybee -           Endosulphohn
  • Pest population should be kept below Economic threshold level
  • Serious pest of Rice is  -       Yellow stem borer

  • What is the sequence of coating of seed by insect fungicide & Rhizobium  -   Fungicide + Insecticide + Rhizobium
  • Family of shoot borer  - Crambidae

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Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms in Plants - IBPS AFO Study Material

 Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms in Plants


  • General yellowing of lower leaves
  • Inverted V shaped Yellowing in cereals
  • Buttoning of cauliflower
  • Proteolysis in cells
  • Red leaf of cotton (also due to Mg toxicity)
  • Sickle leaf disease
  • Purple  leaf disease
  • Anthocyanin pigmentation
  • Marginal necrosis
  • Marginal Chlorosis of Grapes
  • Potato blotchy
  • Accumulation of Diamine putrescine
  • Dying back of tips
  • Blossom end rot of Tomato (BER)
  • Bitter pit of apple
  • Tip hooking
  • Cavity spot of Carrot
  • Internal browning of Lettuce
  • Blackheart of Celery
  • Milk fever in cattle
  • Grass tetany of cattle
  • Bronzing of citrus
  • Sand drown of tobacco
  • Red leaf or reddening of Cotton (toxicity)
  • Inter- veinal chlorosis in lower leaves
  • Sulfur
  • Yellowing in upper leaves.
  • Tea Yellow
  • Internal necrosis of Mango , Aonla
  • Internal cork of Apple, Tomato
  • Browning / Hollow stem of Cauliflower
  • Cracked stem of celery, Lucerne
  • Lucerne Yellow / Alfalfa yellow
  • Heart rot of Sugarbeet , Marigold
  • Hard fruit of Citrus
  • Die back of Apple
  • Water core of Turnip
  • Brown heart of Wheat, Turnip
  • Sterility in Wheat
  • Top Sickness of Tobacco
  • Canker of Sugarbeet
  • Drought spot of Apple
  • Hen- Chicken disease of Grape
  • Crown chocking of Coconut
  • Fruit cracking of Tomato, Pomegranate
  • Snakeheads in Walnuts
  • Khaira Disease of Rice
  • White bud of Maize
  • Mottle leaf of Citrus
  • Little leaf of Citrus
  • Frenching of Citrus
  • Little leaf of Cotton
  • Rosette Disease
  • Little leaf of Mango, Litchi
  • Fern Leaf of Potato
  • Leaf bronzing of Litchi
  • Freckle disease in Sugarcane
  • Grey specks of Oat
  • Speckled yellow of Sugarbeet
  • Pahaia Blight of Sugarcane
  • Frenching of Tung Tree
  • Crinkled leaf of Cotton (Toxicity)
  • Marshy Spot of Pea
  • Whiptail of Cauliflower
  • Scald of Legumes
  • Yellow spot of Citrus
  • Khaira of Citrus
  • Downward cupping of radish
  • Interveinal chlorosis of young leaves
  • Leaf blanching of Sugarbeet
  • Bronzing of Rice (Toxicity)
  • Green neck of Citrus
  • Silver green leaf of Tomato
  • Lime- induced Chlorosis
  • Reclamation Disease
  • Stem melanosis of Wheat
  • Exanthema / Gumming
  • Dieback of Citrus
  • Wither tip of Apple
  • Rough bark of Apple

  • Brown centre of Potato
  • Susceptibility of Fusarium rot
  • Gray spot of Coconut
  • Tip burn of Betel vine
 Other Disorders
  • Jonathan spot of Apple : Water Deficiency
  • Blackheart of Potato : Oxygen Deficiency
  • Richness in Cauliflower: Temperature
  • Cat face in Tomato : Temperature
  •  Blacktip of Mango : SO2, NO2
  • Tip burn / Pansukh of Rice: Oxygen Deficiency

Milk One Liner

 milk one liner

1. Milk freshly drawn from udder of cow has Amphoteric in nature


2. Colostrum is first secretion obtain after Pasturisation 


3. The first drawn milk during milking is called as foremilk which is low in fat 


4. Administration of drug / harmone may affect temporary changing fat. 


5. Milk fat present in emulsion form. 

6. Standardized milk contain minimum 4.5% fat


7. Toned milk contain minimum 3% fat


8. Double toned milk contain minimum 1.5% fat


9. Casein forms 78-80% total protein. 

10. Milk protein also present in colloidal form


11. Milk sugar or lactose is true form of solution 


12. Carotene act a anti oxidant and of vit –d


13. Yellow colour of milk due to carotene 


14. Specific gravity of skim milk is 1.035-1.037


15. Addition of water or cream lower the specific gravity of milk.


16. Addition of skim milk increase the specific gravity of milk


17. Freezing point of cow milk is -0.547°C


18. Freezing point of buffalo IS -0.549°c 

19. viscosity of water is 1.005cp


20. viscosity of milk is 1.5 to1.7cp


21. Sweet taste of milk is due to lactose 


22. Salty taste of milk is due to minerals 


23. Sulfur dry compound significantly contribute to cook flavour of heated milk 


24. Refractive index of cow milk is 0.2065 to 0.2075%


25. Refractive index for buffalo milk is 0.2076 to 0.2086%


26. The common milk m.o grow best in between 20to 40*C


27. Plate cooler are generally used for continues cooling of milk in dairy industry


28. Filtration removed the surprised foreign particles by straining process


29. Riboflavin being a vitamin is greenish yellow pigment gives characterstic colour to whey 


30. Enzymes are biological catalysis 


31. Amylase is starch spitting enzyme 


32. . Lipase is fat spiting enzyme leading to rancid flavor 


33. Protease is protein spitting enzyme 


34. Titrable acidity of cow milk ranges from 0.13 to 0.14


35. Titrable acidity of buffalo milk ranges from 0.14 to 0.15


36. The pH of normal fresh milk varies from 6.7 to 6.8


37. Pasteurization of milk was first attributed to Dr.Soxhlet of Germany in 1986


38. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is index organism of pasteurization.


39. . Vacreation is pasteurization of milk at reduced pressure by direct steam.


40. U.H.T Pasturization is the milk heated to 135-150˚C.


41. Pasteurization is process of heating every particle of milk at 63˚for 30 min or 72˚for 15 sec


42. Homogenization refers to the process of forcing the milk through a homogenizer with the  

objective of sub-dividing the fat globules.

IBPS SO - Agricultural Field Officer Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Study Material For Prelims and Mains 2021

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus -2021

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts tentatively scheduled in December 2021/ January 2022.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2021


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)


Specialist Officer (SO)

Exam Level



To be notified soon

Participating Banks


Application Mode


Exam Mode


IBPS SO Recruitment Process

Prelims, Main Exams, Interview

Education Qualification

Graduates or relevant degree

Age Limit

20 years to 28 years

Application Fee

SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850

IBPS SO Salary

Rs. 38000- 39000/-

IBPS Official Website


IBPS SO 2021: Important Dates


IBPS SO 2021 Dates

IBPS SO Notification 2021

November 2021

Online Registration Starts From

October 2021

Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO

November 2021

Call letters for Online examination – Preliminary

December 2021

Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam

18th & 26th December 2021

Result of IBPS SO Online exam – Preliminary

January 2022

Call letters for Online examination – Mains

January 2022

Commencement of IBPS SO Mains Exam

31st January 2022

Result of IBPS SO Online Mains Exam

February 2022

Conduct of Interview

February 2022/March 2022

IBPS SO 2021 Final Result

April 2022

IBPS SO 2021 Recruitment

The IBPS SO Recruitment process to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2021 is done in three phases:

1.     Online Preliminary Exam

2.     Online Mains Exam

3.     Interview Process

A candidate must qualify both preliminary exam and mains exam to proceed to the interview. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.

Educational Qualifications for Agricultural Officer

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry


IBPS SO 2021 Exam Pattern

1. Preliminary Examination For the Post of Agriculture Field Officer



Name of Tests

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam



English Language




40 Minutes





English and Hindi

40 Minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



English and Hindi

40 Minutes







 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.

 2.Main Examination For the Post of  Agriculture Field Officer:


Name of Tests

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam



Professional Knowledge



English and Hindi

45 Minutes

Marks obtained in the online main examination only will be considered for shortlisting for interview and also for final merit listing. 

3. Interview:

  • Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for CRP SPL-X will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT. 

 Syllabus for Preliminary Examination:

1.Reasoning Ability:

·   Seating Arrangements

·   Puzzles

·   Inequalities

·   Syllogism

·   Input-Output

·   Data Sufficiency

·   Blood Relations

·   Order and Ranking

·   Alphanumeric Series

·   Distance and Direction

·   Verbal Reasoning

2.English Language :

·   Cloze Test

·   Reading Comprehension

·   Spotting Errors

·   Sentence Improvement

·   Sentence Correction

·   Para Jumbles

·   Fill in the Blanks

·   Para/Sentence Completion

3.Quantitative Aptitude :

·         Number Series

·         Data Interpretation

·         Simplification/ Approximation

·         Quadratic Equation

·         Data Sufficiency

·         Mensuration

·         Average

·         Profit and Loss

·         Ratio and Proportion

·         Work, Time and Energy

·         Time and Distance

·         Probability

·         Relations

·         Simple and Compound  Interest

·         Permutation and Combination

4.General Awareness :

·         Current Affairs

·         Banking Awareness

·         GK Updates

·         Currencies

·         Important Places

·         Books and Authors

·         Awards

·         Headquarters

·         Prime Minister Schemes

·         Important Days 

 Agricultural Field Officer - Professional knowledge Syllabus

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