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BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024 Notification: 1051 Vacancies

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BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024 Notification: 1051 Vacancies

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)released the Bihar Agriculture Officer Vacancy 2024 notification on January 10, 2024. The online applications for the 1051 vacancies of BPSC AO  post under the Bihar Agriculture Department will start on 15 January 2024 and the last date to apply is 28 January 2024. 

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts the BAO Recruitment 2024 Exam for 4 posts. All the information about the BPSC Agriculture Officer Vacancy 2024, such as the eligibility criteria, total number of vacancies, selection process and exam pattern, is provided below.

BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024 - Overview

Under this Bihar Agriculture Officer Recruitment, BPSC will recruit qualified candidates for a variety of positions, including Block Agriculture Officer (BAO), Sub-Divisional Officer/Project Director/Assistant Director (Crops), Assistant Director (Agriculture Engineering) and Assistant Director (Plant Protection). Check out the table below for all the important details about the BPSC Bihar AO Vacancy 2024.

BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024 - Important Updates

Exam Conducting Board 

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

Post(s) Name 

  • Block Agriculture Officer (BAO)
  • Assistant Director (Agriculture Engineering)
  • Assistant Director (Plant Protection)
  • Sub-Divisional Officer/Project Director/Assistant Director (Crops)



Application Date

15 January to 28 January 2024

Application Mode


Exam Level

State Level

Exam Mode


Job Location


Selection Process

Two Stages:

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

Important Dates for BPSC Agriculture Officer 2024

The BPSC's official notification contains detailed information about the application process, exam dates and other important information. Interested candidates can apply for Block Agriculture Officer  Recruitment online starting 15 January 2024, at the BPSC official website. It is important to adhere to deadlines and to apply within the timeframe specified by the commission.

All other pertinent dates are listed in the table below.



BPSC Agriculture Officer 2024 Notification Release Date


BPSC Agriculture Officer 2024 Application Start Date


BPSC Agriculture Officer 2024 Last Date to Apply 


BPSC Agriculture Officer 2024 Admit Card Release Date 

To be announced 

BPSC Agriculture Officer Written Exam Date 2024

To be announced

BPSC Agriculture Officer Result Date 2024

To be announced

Important Links for BPSC Agriculture Officer 2024

Find all the important links for the Bihar BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024 in the table below:

Official Website


Official Notification

Click Here 

Syllabus PDF

Application Link

Click Here (Available on 15 January)

Admit Card

Available soon

BPSC Agriculture Officer Vacancy 2024

The BPSC has announced a total of 1051 vacancies for the Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024. Here, we provide a bifurcation of vacancies according to the posts and categories in the table below.

Bihar AO Vacancy 2024




Total Vacancies








Block Agriculture Officer (BAO)








Assistant Director (Agriculture Engineering)








Assistant Director (Plant Protection)








Sub-Divisional Officer/Project Director/Assistant Director (Crops)
















BPSC Agriculture Officer Eligibility Criteria 2024

Before applying for the Agriculture Officer position, candidates must meet the Bihar Public Service Commission's (BPSC) eligibility requirements. Age limits and educational qualifications are among the eligibility requirements. Check all of the details provided below:

Age Limits (as on 01 August 2023)

The minimum age for all candidates for various Agriculture Officer posts is 21 years and the maximum age for each category is as follows:

  • Unreserved (male) - 37 years.
  • Backward Class/Extremely Backward Class (male and female) and Unreserved Female candidates - 40 years.
  • Scheduled Castes and Tribes (male and female) - 42 years

Educational Qualification

The educational qualifications for different posts is given in the following table:



Educational Qualification

Block Agriculture Officer

Bachelor's degree in agricultural science (B.Sc. Agriculture)

Assistant Director (Plant Protection)

Bachelor's degree in Elective Plant Protection

Assistant Director (Agricultural Engineering)

Bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering

Sub-Divisional Officer/Project Director/Assistant Director (Crops)

Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Science B.sc. Ag.)

BPSC Agriculture Officer Application Process 2024

The BPSC will only accept applications online; it is clearly stated in the notification that the commission will not accept applications submitted by any other means. Candidates should thoroughly review the guidelines available on the commission's website before applying for the position. 

After activating the registration link, interested candidates can apply for the recruitment by following the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the BPSC by the direct link provided above.

Step 2: Click on the Apply Online link for the Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024.

You will be redirected to the Online Application Portal (onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in), where you are required to fill out your application form.

Step 3: Find and click on the application link for the BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment.

Step 4: Fill out all required information, including your name, address, educational background, category and so on.

Step 5: Upload all scanned documents in the format specified by the commission.

Step 6: Pay the BPSC application fee applicable to your category to complete the registration process.

Step 7: After filling out the application form and making payment, submit it and keep a copy for future reference.

Application Fees & Mode of Payment

To complete the online application process, candidates in all categories must pay the application fees listed in the table below using the online payment gateway. The application fee can be paid using a Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or through any bank's Internet banking service. 


Application Fees


Rs. 750/-


Rs. 200/-

All Female Candidates

Rs. 200/-


Rs. 200/-


Rs. 750/-

Note: Candidates have to pay Rs. 200/- extra as a biometric fee for each post (if they apply for more than one post). Candidates who have mentioned their Aadhar Number as an identity card in the online application will not have to pay a Biometric Fee (additional fee).

BPSC Agriculture Officer Selection Process 2024

Candidates will be selected for the post of BPSC AO through the two-stage selection process, i.e. Written Examination and an Interview.

  • Written Examination: The written examination will consist of three subjects: General Hindi (100 marks, one paper), General Knowledge (100 marks, one paper), and post-related subject (200 marks, two papers) for a total of 400 marks. Category-wise minimum qualifying marks in the written examination are as follows:
    • General - 40%
    • OBC - 34%
    • BC - 36.5%
    • SC/ST/PWD & Female candidates - 32%
  • Interview: Candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination will be shortlisted for the 50-mark interview round.

BPSC Agriculture Officer - Exam Pattern 2024

To easily clear the BPSC Agriculture Officer Written Exam 2024, candidates must be familiar with the exam pattern. The table below explains the detailed format of the exam.

  • The questions asked will be in MCQ format in English and Hindi Language.
  • The written examination will be of three subjects in which General Hindi and General Knowledge are common for all posts. The paper is on post-related subjects and is divided into two parts.



No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Exam Duration


General Hindi 



2 hours


General Knowledge



2 hours


Subject Related Paper 1



2 hours

Subject Related Paper 2



2 hours

Note: It is mandatory to pass the 100-mark General Hindi subject paper, but its scores will not be used to determine the merit list. The minimum qualifying mark for General Hindi will be 30 marks.

BPSC Agriculture Officer - Exam Syllabus 2024

Candidates must prepare for the exam using the BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment Syllabus. The detailed syllabus for the Written Test is provided below.



General Hindi 

  • व्याकरण: पर्यायवाची, विलोम, लिंग, कारक, अलंकार, वर्तनी, तत्सम एवं तदभव, आदि
  • निबंध
  • वाक्य विन्यास
  • संक्षेपण लेखन

General Knowledge

  • General Science 
  • Current Affairs (events of national and international importance).
  • History of India
  • History of Bihar
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Economy of Bihar in the post-independence period
  • Indian National Movement and the role played by Bihar in it.
  • General mental ability
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Bihar Geography and its major river systems.

For Post Related Subjects and a detailed syllabus refer to the PDF links given in the important links section above.

BPSC Agriculture Officer Salary 2024

The candidates will receive a salary under different pay levels according to the posts. The pay level for each post is:

  • Block Agriculture Officer (BAO) - Level 7
  • Sub-Divisional Officer/Project Director/Assistant Director (Crops) - Level 9
  • Assistant Director (Agriculture Engineering) - Level 9
  • Assistant Director (Plant Protection) - Level 9

Candidates selected in the BPSC Agriculture Officer recruitment process will be eligible for various entitlements and benefits in addition to their salary during their employment. 

BPSC Agriculture Officer Admit Card 2024

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) will issue the BPSC Agriculture Officer Admit Card once the exam date has been determined and the registration process is complete. The BPSC will make the Agriculture Officer Admit Card available on their official website about a week before the exam. 

The admit card is a required document that allows a candidate to enter the exam hall. The steps to download the admit card from the BPSC website are as follows.

Step 1: The candidate must visit the Bihar Public Service Commission's (BPSC) official website.

Step 2: On the BPSC website's homepage, look for the "e-Admit Card -  For various posts under Agriculture Department, Govt. of Bihar” link.

Step 3: After clicking on the BPSC Agriculture Officer Admit Card link, you will be redirected to BPSCOnlineportal.

Step 4: To download the admit card, log in with your registration ID and password. 

Step 5: Download and print the Agriculture Officer Admit Card 2024 PDF for further use.

Note: The commission will release the admit card for the written examination and Interview stages separately. 

BPSC Agriculture Officer Answer Key 2024

The Bihar Public Service Commission will publish the BAO Answer Key 2024 on the official website, and candidates will be able to raise objections (if they find any) against the tentative answers during the prescribed time. Following that, the commission will issue a final answer key after reviewing all of the objections. Candidates can d the download BPSC Agriculture Officer Answer Key 2024 by following the instructions outlined below. 

  • Visit the Bihar Public Service Commission's official website and click on the answer key link on the home page.
  • The Bihar AO Answer Key PDF will appear on your screen. 
  • The answers to all sets of question papers will be given in the PDF.
  • Check the answers you marked to calculate your score.

BPSC Agriculture Officer Result 2024

The BPSC Agriculture Officer Result 2024 is only available through the commission's official website. BPSC typically releases a PDF document for each stage of the recruitment process, which includes the names and roll numbers of qualified candidates. To determine their eligibility for the Bihar Agriculture Officer position, candidates should use the Ctrl+F function to locate their roll numbers in the list provided. When the commission announces the results, we will provide a direct link here.


The BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024 notification was released on 10 January 2024.

You can apply for Bihar Agriculture Officer by visiting the BPSC website or the online portal onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in. The detailed step-by-step application process has been provided in the article above.

Candidates can apply for the BPSC Agriculture Officer online at bpsc.bih.nic from 15 January to 28 January 2024.

The total number of vacancies for the BPSC Agriculture Officer Recruitment 2024 is 1051.

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