Agriculture Model Question Papers

1. Who gave the term ecosystem and when?
(a) A.G Tansley (1935)
(b) A.G. Tansley (1925)
(c) E.P.Odum (1935)
(d) E.P. Odum (1925)

2. The ministry of Environment was set up in
(a) 1970
(b) 1975
(c) 1980
(d) 1985

3. The concentration of CO2 in atmosphere is increasing at the rate of about
(a) 4%
(b) 2 %
(c) 0.4 %
(d) 0.2%

4. Atmospheric humidity is measured by
(a) Radiometer
(b) Hygrometer
(c) Hydrometer
(d) Micrometer

5. How many agro-climatic zones are found in India?
(a) 15
(b) 16
(c) 17
(d) 18

6. Air pollution can be controlled & reduced considerably, but which one of the following factors come in its way?
(a) Politics
(b) Economics
(c) Manpower
(d) Geography

7. Which is the most abundant of all the hydrocarbon pollutants in the atmosphere?
(a) Propane
(b) Methane
(c) Butane
(d) Benzene

8. Mycorrhizae is the association of
(a) Higher plants & fungi
(b) Algae & fungi
(c) Lower plants & fungi
(d) Both (a) & (c)

9. In denitrification process the nitrogen is released in the form of
(a) NH3
(b) N2
(c) N2O
(d) Both (b) & (c)

10. Which of the following crop has the highest cultivated area in the world?
(a) Rice
(b) Wheat
(c) Barley
(d) Bajra

11. The varieties which belong to species Oryza glaberrima are found in
(a) Europe
(b) Asia
(c) America
(d) Africa

12. Photoperiodically, rice is a type of ___________ Plant
(a) Long day
(b) Short day
(c) Day neutral
(d) Intermediate

13. Which of the following is relay cropping system?
(a) Maize-mustard-pearlmillet + cowpea
(b) Maize-potato-wheat-greengram
(c) Blackgram-wheat-greengram
(d) Pearlmillet-mustard-greengram

14. Which one of the following is the best example of catch crop?
(a) Linseed
(b) Mustard
(c) Toria
(d) Groundnut

15. Yearly sequence and spatial arrangement of crops or crops and fallow on a given area is called
(a) Cropping pattern
(b) Cropping system
(c) Crop rotation
(d) None of these

16. Cropping intensity in India is
(a) 100 %
(b) 90 %
(c) 127 %
(d) 180 %

17. Cropping system which involve the raising of crops, animals and trees is called
(a) Mixed farming
(b) Intercropping
(c) Multiple cropping
(d) All of these

18. The first wheat variety having short plant height, lodging resistance and higher grain yield was
(a) Dee-gee-woo-gen
(b) Norin-10
(c) Lerma Rojo 64A
(d) Sonara- 64

19. The first GM potato developed at CPRI for increasing protein content in tubers consist of genes from
(a) Chickpea
(b) Pigeonpea
(c) Field pea
(d) Grain amaranthus

20. To which family does the newly developed plant variety canola belong?
(a) Papilionaceae
(b) Caesalpinaceae
(c) Compositae
(d) Cruciferae

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21. Objective of intercropping system is
(a) Insurance of crop failure
(b) Increase in total productivity per unit area
(c) Judicious use of resources
(d) All of these

22. Multi storied cropping in coconut and planting cocoa is the principle of
(a) Annidation in space
(b) Annidation of time
(c) Both (a) & (b)
(d) None of these

23. In integrated farming system,
(a) Farming techniques are changed
(b) Aimed for maximum profit on cropping system
(c) Optimum utilization of resources
(d) All of these

24. Farming system research is
(a) Researchers need based
(b) Farmers need based
(c) Institute need based
(d) None of these

25. Which among the crop is having the highest protein content?
(a) Gram
(b) Lentil
(c) Green gram
(d) Black gram

26. Largest cropping system in India is
(a) Wheat based
(b) Rice based
(c) Pulse based
(d) Sugarcane based

27. Best suited soils for cultivation of wheat is
(a) Loamy soils
(b) Clay loamy soils
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Clay soils

28. Which part of India produce best quality wheat?
(a) North India
(b) Peninsular India
(c) Maharastra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh
(d) Both (b) & (c)

29. Average maize yield in India is
(a) 1000 kg ha-1
(b) 1800 kg ha-1
(c) 2500 kg ha-1
(d) 4000 kh ha-1

30. In India, which type of Maize is widely grown?
(a) Dent corn
(b) Flint corn
(c) Sweet corn
(d) Waxy corn

31. Which is the QPM (Quality protein maize) hybrid/ composite released in India?
(a) Shaktiman 2
(b) HQPM 1
(c) Shakti 1(Composite)
(d) All of these

32. Best sowing month for fodder oats is
(a) October
(b) November
(c) December
(d) None of these

33. Among the following, which is the variety of garden peas?
(a) Early Badger
(b) Early December
(c) Arkel
(d) All of these

34. Pulse crop grown for grain, fodder and green manure is
(a) Cowpea
(b) Redgram
(c) Gram
(d) Lentil

35. Which one of the following substances is used as sugarcane ripener?
(a) Cycocel
(b) Ethylene
(c) Ethephon
(d) NAA

36. Average rainfall of the country is
(a) 590 mm
(b) 1190 mm
(c) 1290 mm
(d) 1490 mm

37. High organic matter content in the soil reduces the availability of which one of the following to the plants?
(a) Copper
(b) Iron
(c) Boron
(d) Molybdenum

38. How much quantity of true potato seed is required for one hectare planting?
(a) 100 g
(b) 200 g
(c) 300 g
(d) 400 g

39. Amongst oil cakes, the highest nitrogen content is in
(a) Castor cake
(b) Neem cake
(c) Groundnut cake
(d) Coconut cake

40. Who is the first person used the definition of weed?
(a) Jethro Tull
(b) James Hampshire
(c) Liebig
(d) None of these

41. Number of weed species identified in the world is
(a) 30
(b) 300
(c) 3000
(d) 30000

42. Which of the following weed act as alternate host of root knot nematode in vegetables?
(a) Brassica kaber
(b) Cleoma viscose
(c) Carthamus oxyacantha
(d) All of these

43. Most dominant factor influencing the weed composition in a field is
(a) Soil moisture
(b) Soil type
(c) Soil texture
(d) Soil temperature

44. Which is the largest pre-emergence herbicide control weeds in citrus and pineapple orchards?
(a) Atrazine
(b) Bromacil
(c) 2,4-D
(d) Alachlor

45. Herbicide spray drifts can be reduced by
(a) Increasing droplet size
(b) Forming a foam
(c) Making invert emulsion
(d) All of these

46. Commonly used wetting agent for herbicide spray in India is
(a) Soap soluteon
(b) Teepol
(c) Uphar
(d) All of these

47. Which of the following is the preventive method of weed control?
(a) Using weed free seeds
(b) Using cleaned machineries
(c) Following quarantine measures
(d) All of these

48. Soil erosion is a process of
(a) Detachment of soil particles
(b) Transportation of soil particles
(c) Both (a) & (b)
(d) Transport of water

49. Most spectacular symptom of soil erosion is
(a) Sheet erosion
(b) Rill erosion
(c) Gully erosion
(d) Landslides

50. According to land use capability classification, classes suitable for agriculture is
(a) I- IV
(b) I-II
(c) I- VIII
(d) I- VI