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Bank of Maharashtra SO Agriculture Field Officer 2021 - Details

Published on Friday, October 29, 2021
Dear Readers,
Bank of Maharashtra has recently released the 2021 recruitment notification for the Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I post. Here we are sharing the Important information about the latest notification about the Number of vacancies, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus for Bank of Maharashtra Specialist Officer: Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I according to the latest pattern.

Number of Vacancies


Important Dates



Commencement date of online application

1st September 2021

Last Date of the online application

19th September 2021

Date of Online Examination

31st October 2021

Date of GD / Interview

Will be informed separately.

Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

  • 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 with a minimum required marks of 60% in aggregate of all semesters / years and 55% in aggregate of all semesters / years for SC/ST/OBC/PwD.

Age Limit

  • Minimum 20 and Maximum 30 years. Relaxation for reserved categories shall be applicable as per Govt. guidelines).

Minimum Bond Period

  • Three years from the date of Joining the Bank.

Probation Period

  • 2 years

Exam Pattern

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Professional Knowledge



60 minutes




60 minutes

Note: There is no negative marking in online examination.

Syllabus for Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I

Professional Knowledge

1. Agriculture in India
  • Agriculture in India
  • Types of Cultivation
  • Major Crops of India
  • Irrigation in India
  • Agriculture based Research Institutes in India
  • Animal Husbandry in India
  • Genetically Modified Crops, etc.
2. Agricultural Practices
  • Soil preparation
  • Sowing
  • Manuring
  • Irrigation
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting
  • Storage
3. Horticulture
  • Amateur horticulture
  • Commercial horticulture
  • Horticulture fruits and vegetables
4. Agriculture Finance
  • Short-term Loans
  • Medium/Long-terms Loan
  • Crop Loan and Kisan Credit Card
  • Agricultural Term Loan
  • Land Development
  • Minor Irrigation
  • Farm Mechanisation
  • Finance to Horticulture
  • Land Purchase
  • Lead Bank Scheme
  • Agriculture Advances
  • Advance Against Warehouse
  • Receipts, Produce Marketing Scheme
  • Crop Insurance Scheme
  • Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana
  • Financing of combine harvesters
  • Financing of Tractors and Old Tractors
  • Advance against Gold//Silver ornaments
  • River Lift Irrigation Schemes
  • Forums for Co-ordination
  • Service Area Approach
  • State Level Banker’s Committee (SLBC)
  • Preparation of Credit Plan
5. Cultivation and Harvesting
  • Cultivation Techniques and Practices
  • Harvesting Techniques and Practices
  • Post-Harvest Technology
6. Soil Science
  • Tillage, Nutrient deficiencies
  • Fertilizer and fertilizer consumption
  • Soil Types and characters
  • Indian soil
  • Type of facts soil-related fact
  • Green manure
7. Agriculture Economics
  • Basics of Agriculture Economics
  • Agriculture cost and scheme
8. Irrigation Methods
  • Lift Irrigation
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Sprinkler Irrigation
9. Self Help Groups
  • Introduction
  • Need Structure and Functions of Self Help Group
  • Self-Help Groups and SGSY Scheme
10. Government Schemes
  • Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)
  • Million Wells Scheme (MWS)
  • Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana
  • Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP)
  • Urban Women Self-Help Programme (Revolving Fund)
  • Skill training For Employment Promotion Amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP)
  • Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP)
  • Urban Community Development Network (UCDN)
  • Community Structures Urban Programme for Poverty Reduction amongst SCs and STs (UPPS)
  • Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
  • Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY)
  • Scheme of Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers (SLRS)
  • Self-Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS)
11. Seed Technology
  • Basics of Seed Science
  • Different Seed Tests
12. Miscellaneous
  • Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Rearing of animals
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Dairy Science
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