Maharashtra Forest Development Corporation Question Paper Download Set 3

  1. The Drip Laterals (LDPE) are connected to the PVC manifold pipes with the help of

(1) Gromates

(2) Connectors

(3) End plugs

(4) Stakes

 

Ans:-  (1) Gromates

 

  1. Welded wire fencing is available in rolls of 100 meters having heights varying from

(1) 0.5 to 1 m

(2) 1 to 1.5 m

(3) 1.6 to 2 m

(4) None of the above

 

Ans:- (2) 1 to 1.5 m

 

  1. A good brick earth contains alumina in the range of about

(1) 20 to 30%

(2) 30 to40%

(3) 10 to 20%

(4) 40 to 50%

 

Ans:-  (1) 20 to 30%

 

  1. In greenhouse covering materials, thermoplastics constitute a group of materials that are attractive to the designer for which of the following reasons ?

(1) Their basic physical properties can be exploited in a wide range of articles that have stiffness, robustness and resilience to resist loads and deformations imposed during normal use.

(2) They can be easily processed using efficient mass production techniques which result in lower labour charges.

(3) Both (1) and (2)

(4) None of the above

 

Ans:-  (3) Both (1) and (2)

 

  1. The farmstead area occupied by residential buildings, dairy barn, bullock shed, poultry houses, other service buildings, threshing yard, roads, etc. is normally kept________of the total area.

(1) 3 to 5 percent

(2) 5 to 7 percent

(3) 1 to 3 percent

(4) None of the above

 

Ans:-  (1) 3 to 5 percent

 

  1. In a good brick earth, what should be the percentage of silica ?

(1) 20 to 30%

(2) 31 to 35%

(3) 36 to 40%

(4) 50 to 60%

 

Ans:- (4) 50 to 60%

 

  1. The correct definition of Agronomy is

(1) Agronomy is derived from Greek words ‘agros’ meaning ‘soil’ and ‘nomos’ meaning ‘cultivation’.

(2) Agronomy is a branch of Agricultural Science which deals with principles and practices of soil, water and crop management.

(3) Agronomy is a very broad term and Agricultural Science is a branch of Agronomy which deals with principles and practices of soil and water management.

(4) Agricultural Science and Agronomy, both are branches of Crop Science and Crop Production which deals with principles and practices of crop management.

 

Ans:-  (2) Agronomy is a branch of Agricultural Science which deals with principles and practices of soil, water and crop

Management.

 

  1. Meteorologically, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has divided the year into_________periods.

(1) Three

(2) Four

(3) Twelve

(4) fifty-two

 

Ans:-  (2) Four

 

  1. The study of mutual relationship between organisms and their environment is known as

(1) Biodiversity

(2) Ecology

(3) Biology

(4) Entomology

 

Ans:- (2) Ecology

 

  1. The plough mainly used for breaking hard pans and for deep plugging with less disturbance to the top layers is

(1) Chisel plough

(2) Ridge plough

(3) Rotary plough

(4) Sweep cultivator

 

Ans:-  (1) Chisel plough

 

  1. Which species of sugarcane is known as noble cane and is rich in sucrose ?
  2. Saccharurn officinarum L.
  3. Saccharurn spontaneum L.
  4. Saccharurn robusturn
  5. Saccharurn sinense Roxb

 

Answer options :

(1) a

(2) b

(3) c

(4) All of these

 

Ans:-  (1) a

 

 

  1. In which of the following is tillage breaking of hard pan is done without inversion and with less disturbance of top soil ?
  2. Deep tillage
  3. Seed bed formation
  4. Sub-soiling
  5. Secondary tillage

Answer options :

(1) a and c only

(2) b only

(3) c only

(4) b and d only

 

Ans:-  (3) c only

 

  1. India receives most of the annual rainfall from

(1) North-East monsoon

(2) South-West monsoon

(3) South-East monsoon

(4) North-West monsoon

 

Ans:- (2) South-West monsoon

 

  1. Which character/s of soil is/are modified during tillage ?

(1) Physical

(2) Chemical

(3) Biological

(4) All of the above

 

Ans:-  (4) All of the above

 

  1. The variation between minimum and maximum sizes of the plant to produce economic yield under unlimited space and resources is known as
  2. Dry matter partitioning
  3. Asymptotic response
  4. Elasticity of plant
  5. Plant population response

Answer options :

(1) D

(2) A, b and c

(3) C

(4) B and c

 

Ans:-

 

  1. Roguing in seed production is to

(1) Find out different cultures

(2) Avoid contamination by keeping safe distance

(3) Avoid impurities that occur mainly due to cross-pollination

(4) Remove off-types of plants before flowering

 

Ans:-  (4) Remove off-types of plants before flowering

 

  1. Some plants excrete certain chemicals into soil which inhibit germination and growth of other plants in their vicinity. It is known as

(1) Salinity effect

(2) Weed suppression effect

(3) Allelopathic effect

(4) Companion effect

 

Ans:- (3) Allelopathic effect

 

  1. Growing two or more crops on the same piece of land in one calendar year is known as

(1) Cropping System

(2) Intercropping

(3) Multiple Cropping

(4) Monocropping

 

Ans:-  (3) Multiple Cropping

 

  1. Cajanurs cajan variety flavus is characterized by
  2. Comparatively smaller plants
  3. Pods with 2 to 3 seeds
  4. Pods with 4 to 5 seeds
  5. Yellow flowers

Answer options :

(1) a, b and c

(2) c, b and d

(3) a, c and d

(4) a, band d

 

Ans:- (4) a, band d

 

  1. Sugar-beet contains_________percent sugar.

(1) 15- 16

(2) 20 – 21

(3) 25-26

(4) 10 – 12

 

Ans:- (1) 15- 16

 

  1. Mowing is one of the weed control methods in which

(1) Weeds are removed by digging up to deeper layers so as to remove underground storage organs.

(2) It is the most common practice against brush and trees and is done with the help of axes and saws.

(3) The method is used to control aquatic weeds.

(4) It is the cutting of weeds to the ground level, usually practiced in non-cropped areas.

 

Ans:-  (4) it is the cutting of weeds to the ground level, usually practiced in non-cropped areas.

 

  1. Which seed is used to produce the foundation seed ?
  2. Certified
  3. Registered
  4. Breeder
  5. Truthful

Answer options :

(1) A

(2) B

(3) C

(4) None of these

 

Ans:- (3) C

 

  1. Prickly pear weed can be controlled by the following bio-agent :

(1) Zygogramma bicolorata

(2) Dactylopius ceylonicus

(3) Neochetina bruchi

(4) Ophiomyia lantanae

 

Ans:-  (2) Dactylopius ceylonicus

 

  1. Which type of intercropping is defined as growing two or more crops simultaneously during part of the life cycle of each ?
  2. Strip
  3. Relay
  4. Mixed
  5. Row

Answer options :

(1) a

(2) b

(3) c

(4) None of these

 

Ans:- (2) b

 

  1. The equation which converts the yield of different crops into equivalent yield of any one crop is

(1) Land equivalent ratio

(2) Crop equivalent yield

(3) Multiple cropping index

(4) Land equivalent yield

 

Ans:-  (2) Crop equivalent yield

 

  1. Which out of the following is not a weather element ?

(1) Temperature

(2) Pressure

(3) Cloud

(4) Water

 

Ans:-  (4) Water

 

  1. In rice, which method of nursery raising fulfills the following criteria ?
  2. Less water requirement
  3. Less area required
  4. Seedlings raised in half time than the normal
  5. More care is required

 

(1) Wet nursery

(2) Dry nursery

(3) Dapog nursery

(4) Pit nursery

 

Ans:-  (3) Dapog nursery

 

  1. Near the Earth’s surface, water vapour in the atmosphere is most effective but it is almost absent above

(1) 6 to 8 km

(2) 8 to 10km

(3) 10 to 12 km

(4) 12 to 14km

 

Ans:-  (3) 10 to 12 km

 

  1. The vertical temperature gradient is referred to as

(1) Actual lapse rate

(2) Adiabatic lapse rate

(3) Normal lapse rate

(4) Dry adiabatic lapse rate

 

Ans:-  (3) Normal lapse rate

 

  1. The most important biotic factor limiting the production of pearl millet is

(1) Stem borer

(2) Bacterial leaf blight

(3) Downy mildew

(4) Root wilt

 

Ans:-  (3) Downy mildew

 

  1. The aroma of scented rice variety depends on
  2. Influence of environment
  3. Varietal inheritance
  4. Carbaryl component content
  5. Fertilizer management

 

(1) All of the above

(2) a, b and c

(3) b, c and d

(4) a, band d

 

Ans:-  (2) a, b and c

 

  1. What is used in barographs ?

(1) Mercury

(2) Altimeter

(3) Vernier caliper

(4) Sylphon cell

 

Ans:-  (4) Sylphon cell

 

  1. In peninsular zones, which species of wheat is most important in rainfed conditions ?

(1) T. aestivum

(2) T. durum

(3) T. dicoccum

(4) T. spherococcum

 

Ans:- (2) T. durum

 

  1. At sea level, the atmospheric pressure is around

(1) 1013.25 mb

(2) 913.25 mb

(3) 1113.25 mb

(4) 2013.25 mb

 

Ans:-  (1) 1013.25 mb

 

  1. Which forecast is based on synoptic considerations and operational numerical weather predictions ?
  2. Now casting
  3. Short range
  4. Medium range
  5. Long range

Answer options :

(1) a only

(2) b only

(3) a, band c

(4) d only

 

Ans:-  Update Soon

 

  1. In India, many states consider the ‘Anewarry System’ as a criteria of drought, wherein crop conditions are passed through visual estimates and when the production is 50 to 75 percent of normal than it, is

(1) No drought

(2) Moderate drought

(3) Severe drought

(4) Disastrous drought

 

Ans:- (2) Moderate drought

 

  1. __________water is also designated as water of cohesion.
  2. Hygroscopic
  3. Gravitational
  4. Unavailable d. Capillary

Answer options :

(1) A and b only

(3) A and c only

(2) B only

(4) D only

 

Ans:- (4) D only

 

 

  1. Which of the following statements are most correct for pulse crops ?
  2. Fix atmospheric nitrogen and improve soil health.
  3. Short duration and fit well in cropping systems.
  4. Component of INM in cropping systems.
  5. Component of IPM due to less pest attack.

Answer options:

(1) All are correct

(2) a, b and d

(3) a, b and c

(4) b, c and d

 

Ans:-  (3) a, b and c

 

  1. Plants show wilting symptoms even under high humidity conditions. At that point, the soil moisture content is at

(1) (- 0.1) bar

(2) (- 0.3) bars

(3) (- 15) bars

(4) (- 60) bars

 

Ans:- (3) (- 15) bars

 

  1. Eleusine coracana is the scientific name of

(1) Little millet

(3) Proso millet

(2) Foxtail millet

(4) Finger millet

 

Ans:- (4) Finger millet

 

  1. The ICAR has divided the country in 129 zones called ago-climatic zones. The classification is based on Topography, Temperature, Rainfall and____________.

(1) Farming pattern

(2) Farming system

(3) Water resources

(4) Cropping pattern

 

Ans:- (4) Cropping pattern

 

  1. The amount of water required to raise a successful crop in a given period is

(1) Irrigation requirement

(2) Water requirement

(3) Gross irrigation requirement

(4) Net irrigation requirement

 

Ans:-  (2) Water requirement

 

  1. Which species of groundnut spreads upright in growth, has alternate branching, lacks inflorescence on main stem, flowers longer and matures later ?

(1) A. hypogaea

(3) A. hirsuta

(2) A. fastigiata

(4) A. vulgaris

 

Ans:-  (1) A. hypogaea

 

  1. Plants require water mainly to meet the demands of evaporation, transpiration and metabolic needs; all together it is known as

(1) Cumulative use

(2) Consumptive use

(3) Progressive use

(4) Water requirement

 

Ans:-  (2) Consumptive use

 

  1. In__________ system of surface drains, the land is perfectly leveled, the laterals are constructed parallel to each other and they are connected to the main drain.
  2. Bedding
  3. Ridge terrace
  4. Regular
  5. Random

Answer options :

(1) a only

(2) a and b only

(3) c only

(4) a and c only

 

Ans:-  (3) c only