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MPSC  Agriculture Services Main Exam-2017- Paper-2- Agriculture

MPSC  Agriculture Services Main Exam-2017- Paper-2- Agriculture

  1. ____________ is the mechanism of resistance where plants deter the insects from feeding, oviposition, and/or seeking shelter and the insects are unable to colonize.

(1) Tolerance

(2) Non-preference

(3) Antixenosis

(4) Ecological resistance

  1. Ecdysone or molting hormone is secreted by

(1) Prothoracic gland

(2) Corpora allata

(3) Corpora cardiaca

(4) NSC

  1. The scientific name of Gerbil rat is

(1) Rattus rattus

(2) Tatera indica

(3) Bandicota bengalensis

(4) Mus booduna

  1. The vas deferens becomes enlarged along its course to form ______ in which spermatozoa congregate.

(1) Ejaculatory duct

(2) Testes

(3) Oviduct

(4) Vesicula seminalis

  1. In BG I1 Bt cotton, which of the following genes are incorporated?

(1) Cry 2 Ac and Cry 1 Ab

(2) Cry 3 Ab and Cry 1 Ac

(3) Cry 1 Ac and Cry 2 Ab

(4) Cry 1 Ac

  1. Which of the following nozzles forms the spray in the form of cones and jets?

(1) Flood jet nozzle

(2) Adjustable nozzle

(3) Swivel nozzle

(4) None of the above

  1. The name ‘Uzi fly’, a parasitoid of mulberry silkworm is derived from a village called ‘Uzi’. Where is it located?

(1) South Korea

(2) Thailand

(3) China

(4) Japan

  1. Insect growth regulator Buprofezin is used for the control of insects belonging to order

(1) Lepidoptera

(2) Coleoptera

(3) Homoptera

(4) Diptera

  1. In insects, each ovary composed of egg tube is known as

(1) Spermatheca

(2) Oviduct

(3) Ovariole

(4) Oocyte

  1. Which of the following antidotes is used to restore phosphorylated (inhibited) AChE by dephosphorylating it?

(1) 2-PAM

(2) Diazepam

(3) Epinephrine

(4) None of the above

  1. The group of fungi responsible for transmission of plant viruses is

(1) Chytridiomycetes

(2) Basidiomycetes

(3) Ascomycetes

(4) Deuteromycetes

  1. From the following fruiting bodies of fungi, which fruiting bodies are asexual?
  2. Synnema and Acervulus
  3. Sporodochium and F’ycnidium
  4. Apothecium and Cleistothecium
  5. Perithecium and Ascostroma

Answer Options:

(1) a and c

(2) a and b

(3) a and d

(4) b and c

  1. Choose the fungal pathogen, which is responsible for downy mildew of grape.

(1) Sclerospora graminicola

(2) Sclerospora sacchari

(3) Plasmopara viticola

(4) Peronosclerospora phillippinensis

  1. The plant pathological models used to estimate yields and forecasting of diseases are

(1) Conceptual models

(2) Analytical models

(3) Predictive models

(4) None of these

  1. After germination of seed of phanerogamic plant parasite, the rotating of leafless shoot in search of hose is obsemed in

(1) Mistletoe

(2) Striga

(3) Cuscuta

(4) Broomrape

  1. Select the name/s of the parasitic nematode which causes root knot disease in vegetables.

(1) Heterodera avenae

(2) Meloidogyne spp

(3) Anguina tritici

(4) (1) and (2) only

  1. Non-availability of zinc causes the disease

(1) Black heart of potato

(2) Black tip of mango

(3) Tip burn of rice

(4) Khaira of rice

  1. Which stages of wheat stem rust are found in the alternate stage?

(1) Stage I and Stage II

(2) Stage III and Stage IV

(3) Stage I and Stage III

(4) Stage 0 and Stage I

  1. The Department of Agriculture and Co-operation under the Union Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India withheld the import permit of garlic from China due to the presence of two fungal pathogens in the bulb of garlic in 2005. Of these two pathogens which was a quarantine pest?

(1) Urocystis cepulae

(2) Embellisia aIli

(3) Puccinia porri

(4) Aspergillus spp

  1. In mango, for getting true-to-type seedling as rootstock ________ mango varieties are used.

(1) Monoembryonic

(2) Polyembryonic

(3) Both (1) and (2)

(4) Wild species of genus Mangifera

  1. Which of the following is a climacteric fruit?

(1) Mandarin

(2) Sapota

(3) Litchi

(4) Pomegranate

  1. Rust of linseed is caused by which of the pathogens?

(1) Uromyces lini

(2) Urocystis lini

(3) Melampsora lini

(4) Puccinia lini

  1. ______ fruit crop is commonly grown on slopy lands of west and east coast.

(1) Ber

(2) Fig

(3) Mango

(4) Cashewnut

  1. Special horticultural practice followed for increasing production in erect growing varieties of guava is known as

(1) Pruning

(2) Bending

(3) Bahar treatment

(4) Notching

  1. Sweet orange variety ‘Sathgudi’ has its origin in

(1) Kerala

(2) Andhra Pradesh

(3) Orissa

(4) Tamil Nadu

  1. In apomixis when the embryo arises directly from egg nucleus without fertilization, it is known as

(1) Vegetative apomixis

(2) Non-recurrent apomixis

(3) Recurrent apomixis

(4) Floral apomixes

  1. On the basis of vegetable crop husbandry __________ classification is more convenient.

(1) Botanical

(2) Method of culture

(3) Based on seasons

(4) All of the above

  1. Chilli is one of the richest source of vitamin ‘C’. The fruit accumulates maximum ascorbic acid content when

(1) It is tender

(2) It turns to maturity

(3) It gets dry

(4) All of the above

  1. ‘Kufri badshah’ variety of potato is resistant to ________ disease.

(1) Anthracnose

(2) Late blight

(3) Wart

(4) Scab

  1. Little leaf disease of brinjal is caused by

(1) Bacteria

(2) Mycoplasma

(3) Fungi

(4) None of these

  1. Which variety of cucumber is recommended for commercial cultivation in the Konkan region?

(1) Sheetal

(2) Himangi

(3) Poinsett

(4) Pusa sanyog

  1. Tuberose is also used as cut flower. The post harvest life of spike depends on

(1) Cultural practices adopted for growing crop

(2) Temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity

(3) Carbohydrate reserve and endogenous plant growth regulators

(4) All of the above

  1. Which of the following flower crops is an indicator plant for fluoride pollution?

(1) Rose

(2) Marigold

(3) Gaillardia

(4) Gladiolus

  1. Calyx splitting is a major disorder of

(1) Rose

(2) Carnation

(3) Gerbera

(4) Chrysanthemum

  1. In plant propagation, auxin boost rooting of cutting, among various auxins, _______ is more effective and causes no damage to cutting.

(1) MAA

(2) IAA

(3) IBA

(4) All of these

  1. Which plant growth regulator stimulates rapid closure of stomata?

(1) Auxins

(2) Gibberellins

(3) Cytokinins

(4) Abscisic acid

  1. A prevention or delay of microbial decomposition is one of the principles in preservation of food. It includes asepsis which means

(1) Keeping out microorganisms

(2) Removal of microorganisms

(3) Both (1) and (2)

(4) Killing of microorganisms by heat or radiation

  1. Jam becomes sticky or gummy due to

(1) Low TSS percent

(2) High TSS percent

(3) Less pectin

(4) More pectin

  1. Alcohol test is used to determine

(1) Acidity

(2) Sugar

(3) Pectin

(4) TSS

  1. The philosophy of extension education is to develop the people in the following aspects by means of education:

(1) Economically

(2) Socially

(3) Culturally

(4) All of them

  1. Which of the following devices is/are used for measuring progress towards educational objectives?

(1) Value scale

(2) Attitude scale

(3) Opinion polls

(4) All of these

  1. POSDCORB view of administration functions are developed by

(1) Gulick and Unvick

(2) Luther Gulick

(3) H. Fayol

(4) Berlo

  1. Communication and motivation are important factors for maintaining _______ in an extension organization.

(1) expertise

(2) climate

(3) flexibility

(4) leadership

  1. Which among the following is a functional leader?

(1) Doctor

(2) Headmaster

(3) Agriculture innovator

(4) All of these

  1. A network of ______ promoted by ITC provides relevant and real-time information on weather, prices and news and marketing channel for farm produce.

(1) e-choupal

(2) Gyan doot

(3) Bhoomi project

(4) Expert system

  1. In which communication does opportunity for immediate feedback occur?

(1) Intrapersonal

(2) Interpersonal

(3) Vertical

(4) Horizontal

  1. Which among the following are the first to adopt a new idea, much ahead of other members in a community?

(1) Early adopters

(2) Early majority

(3) Innovators

(4) Laggards

  1. Which among the following refers to characteristics of behaviour?

(1) Sensing

(2) Perceiving

(3) Doing

(4) All of these

  1. A person with _______ type of personality is social, adaptable and interested in people.

(1) Introvert

(2) Extrovert

(3) Ambivert

(4) Genius

  1. Hazel1 (1971) developed _______ model uses linear decision criterion with expected return and mean absolute deviation for farm planning under uncertainty.

(1) TOBIT

(2) LOGIT

(3) MOTAD

(4) SURE

  1. When an individual or a group of people accept the views of each other and develop a common understanding, it is called

(1) Co-operation

(2) Accommodation

(3) Assimilation

(4) Composition

  1. The Three-Tier system of local self government was recommended by

(1) Ashok Mehta

(2) Dr. B.R. Arnbedkar

(3) Mahatma Gandhi

(4) Balwantrai Mehta

  1. Opinion leaders are
  2. The persons whom people go to for opinions.
  3. The persons who advise followers on religious matters.
  4. The persons who act as legitimizers and influence the decision making of

opinion seekers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(1) a only

(2) a and b

(3) a and c

(4) All of the above

  1. Marriage of one man to one woman is which form of family?

(1) Polygamy family

(2) Monogamous family

(3) Polyandry family

(4) None of these

  1. If paper money is converted to standard money on demand it is called

(1) Convertible paper money

(2) Token money

(3) Standard money

(4) None of these

  1. The share of agricultural sector in national income has been _______ over the years.

(1) declining

(2) increasing

(3) constant

(4) None of the above

  1. Under which plan was the “Kisan Credit Card Scheme” introduced?

(1) Sixth Five Year Plan

(2) Seventh Five Year Plan

(3) Eighth Five Year Plan

(4) Ninth Five Year Plan

  1. The largest wheat producing state in India was during 2014-15.

(1) Punjab

(2) Maharashtra

(3) Madhya Pradesh

(4) Uttar Pradesh

  1. The National Agricultural Co-operative marketing federation was established in the year

(1) 1958

(2) 1959

(3) 1960

(4) 1961

  1. The first state warehouse was setup in

(1) Maharashtra

(2) Bihar

(3) Gujarat

(4) Rajasthan

  1. The National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) was established in the vear

(1) 1960

(2) 1961

(3) 1962

(4) 1963

  1. Production Possibility Curve is concave to the origin when two products substitute each other at a/an

(1) Constant rate

(2) Increasing rate

(3) Decreasing rate

(4) Both (1) and (2)

  1. In which of the following stages of production function, is the maximum profit obtained in the production of a commodity?

(1) Stage I

(2) Stage II

(3) Stage III

(4) Stage I and II

  1. Breakeven point of a firm is where

(1) TR>TC

(2) TR = TC

(3) TR<TC

(4) None of these

  1. Which islare the “Milch Breedls” of cattle in India ?
  2. Gir
  3. Tharparkar
  4. Khillari
  5. Amritmahal

Answer Options:

(1) a only

(2) c only

(3) a and b only

(4) c and d only

  1. Economics of milk production is important for
  2. Reducing the cost and increasing the profit
  3. Fixing sale rates of milk
  4. Culling of animals

Which of the statement’s given above is/are correct?

(1) a only

(2) b and c

(3) a and c only

(4) a, b and c

  1. Buffaloes wallow mainly for which reason?

(1) To regulate body temperature

(2) To control parasites

(3) Both (1) and (2)

(4) None of these

  1. Which bread of poultry is not classified under the American class?
  2. Rhode Island Red
  3. Plymouth Rock
  4. White Leghorn

Answer Options:

(1) a only

(2) b only

(3) c only

(4) None of the above

  1. What should the temperature be during the first week of brooding chicks?

(1) 970 F

(2) 950 F

(3) 900 F

(4) 850 F

  1. Which content of milk increases continuously in the last three months of lactation ?

(1) Fat

(2) SNF

(3) Both (1) and (2)

(4) None of these

  1. Valenta test is carried when ghee is adulterated with the following:
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Animal fat
  4. Cottonseed oil

Answer Options:

(1) a only

(2) a and c only

(3) a and b only

(4) a, b and c

  1. The common thickness of aluminum foil for use in product packaging shall be

(1) 0.012 to 0.015 mm

(2) 0.1 to 025 mm

(3) 1.0 to 1.5 mm

(4) 0.026 to 0.040 mm

  1. Milk is a poor source of which vitamin?

(1) Vitamin C

(2) Vitamin A

(3) Thiamin

(4) Riboflavin

  1. Pasteurization of milk involves the following stepls :
  2. Heating
  3. Holding
  4. Cooling

Answer Options:

(1) a only

(2) a and b

(3) a and c

(4) a, band c

  1. Which hazard (s) usually causes the greatest and broadest danger to consumers?

(1) Biological

(2) Chemical

(3) Biological and chemical

(4) Physical

  1. Which of the following are unsaturated fatty acids?

(1) Capric and CapGlic

(2) Lauric and Myristic

(3) Linoleic and Linolenic

(4) Palmitic and Stearic

  1. Texture refers to those qualities of food that we can feel with the

(1) Fingers

(2) Tongue

(3) Teeth

(4) All of these

  1. The most commercially successful form of aseptic packaging materialls which is/are sterilized, formed, filled and sealed in continuous operations is/are:

(1) Paper

(2) Plastic

(3) Both (1) and (2)

(4) None of these

  1. The primary structure of a protein refers to
  2. The non-covalent bonds that hold the protein in a particular shape.
  3. Whether it has more a helix than P sheets in the protein.
  4. Whether it is globular or fibrous
  5. The linear sequence of amino acids covalently linked through amide bonds. Answer Options : (1) a and b

(2) a, b and c

(3) c only

(4) d only

  1. In fruits where the pericarp is fused with extra carpellary tissues and an external wall develops due to differentiation, into soft parenchyma, such fruit is called

(1) Dry fruit

(2) Fleshy fruit

(3) Indehiscent fruit

(4) Syncarpous fruit

  1. The fibre-like long, narrow, thick and lignified cells, usually pointed at both the ends, observed in crops namely jute, hemp, flax and coconut are known as

(1) Sclerenchyma

(2) Collenchyma

(3) Parenchyma

(4) Chlorenchyma

  1. The evidence of paired chromosomes in diploid species was demonstrated by the following scientis :

(1) Morgan

(2) Boveri and Sutton

(3) Watson and Crick

(4) Creighton and McClintock

  1. During the meiosis prophase-I stage, when chromosomes become shorter and thicker as synapsis continues it is termed as

(1) Leptonema

(2) Zygonema

(3) Diplonema

(4) Pachynema

  1. Somatic numbers (2n) of chromosomes in Vicia faba are

(1) 12

(2) 24

(3) 48

(4) 46

  1. Crossing over leading to recombination of linked genes was first observed by Belgian scientist

(1) Janssen

(2) Morgan

(3) Muller

(4) Lederberg

  1. When the production of one of the two phenotypes requires the presence of dominant alleles of both the genes controlling the concerned trait in 9 : 7 manner, the gene action is termed as

(1) Dihybrid ratio gene interaction

(2) Duplicate gene action

(3) Complementary gene interaction

(4) Additive gene action

  1. In small populations a random change in gene frequency due to sampling error is known as

(1) Migration

(2) Mutation

(3) Evolution

(4) Genetic drift

  1. Mating between individuals, who are phenotypically more similar than would be expected under random mating is called

(1) Genetic assortative mating

(2) Genetic disassortative mating

(3) Phenotypic assortative mating

(4) Phenotypic disassortative mating

  1. In biparental cross, the mating design type North Carolina Design [NCD-11 is also called as

(1) Nested design

(2) Factorial design

(3) Line x tester design

(4) Triple test cross design

  1. Zeltich proposed that glycolate is synthesized in low C02 and high 02 concentrations of the atmosphere, which is related with

(1) Exosmosis

(2) Endosmosis

(3) Guttation

(4) .Imbibition

  1. Under waterlogged conditions paddy is able to get adequate O2 due to the following enzyme :

(1) Peroxidase

(2) Catalase

(3) Invertase

(4) Carboxylase –

  1. The ratio of reflected radiation to incident radiation when expressed in percentage is called

(1) Refraction

(2) Transmission

(3) Albedo

(4) Fluorescence

  1. With which micronutrient is the “reclamation” deficiency in cereals and legumes related with ?

(1) Iron

(2) Boron

(3) Zinc

(4) Copper

  1. The management of forests both for production of wood and rearing domesticated animals is termed as

(1) Agri-silviculture system

(2) Sylvo-pastoral system

(3) Agro-sylvo-pastoral system

(4) Multipurpose system

  1. When viable seeds are treated with 2,3,5-tetrazolium chloride, they develop ____ colour.

(1) blue

(2) pink

(3) intense red

(4) red

  1. Honeycomb method of selection of F2 plants was proposed by

(1) Gardner

(2) Fasoulas

(3) Lonnquist

(4) McGinnis

  1. Mottled or marginal chlorosis, necrosis on the leaf margins and leaf tips, curling of leaves and weak stems are the deficiency symptoms of the following plant nutrient:

(1) Nitrogen

(2) Potassium

(3) Calcium

(4) Phosphrous

  1. Cress root inhibition test is the bioassay for the following plant hormone:

(1) Auxin

(2) Gibberellins

(3) Cytokinin

(4) Ethylene

  1. If the succession is allowed to progress without disturbance, a stage is reached when no more improvement is possible in the soil and vegetation. This stage is termed as

(1) Proclimax

(2) Climax

(3) Mono-climax

(4) Preclimax

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