MPSC Livestock Development Officer, Group-B Examination-2013 Question paper

MPSC Livestock Development Officer, Group-B Examination-2013 Question paper


  1. Which one of the following statements about ‘Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act-2016 is incorrect?

(1) With reference to the social boycott the Bill passed by the Maharashtra Legislature in April 2016.

(2) Maharashtra becomes the first state in the country to enact such a law, making social boycott a crime.

(3) It provides for an imprisonment of up to three years or Rupees one lakh fine or both, anyone found guilty.

(4) None of the above


  1. Who among the following family court judge has set a Guinness World Record for disposing of 6065 cases in just 327 working days?

(1) Sanjay Panda

(2) Tej Bahadur Singh

(3) Vipin Parikh

(4) Ashok Kumar Rawat


  1. Identify the incorrect statement:

(1) ‘The World Happiness Index’ is published annually by the UN.

(2) First report was published in 2012.

(3) International Day of Happiness is celebrated on 2oth April.

(4) As per report of 2017, India was behind majority of SAARC nations.


  1. Identify the incorrect statement :

(1) Child labour in India was governed by the ‘Child Labour’ (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

(2) The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill was passed by the Parliament in July 2016.

(3) The maximum penalty for offences under Amendment Bill, 2016 is Rs. 1,00,000

(4) None of the above


  1. Which one of the following statements about ‘South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Co-operation (SASEC) is incorrect?

(1) Set up in 2001

(2) Headquarter is at Manila

(3) Pakistan is a Member

(4) Myanmar becomes 7th member


  1. Select the correct statements :

(a) ‘Sleeping on the Jupiter’ is written by Anuradha Roy.

(b) Anuradha Roy won the South Asian Literature Award.

(c) Anuradha Roy won the Man Booker Award.

Answer Options:

  • Only (a), (b)
  • Only (a), (b)
  • Only (b), (c)
  • All of the above


  1. Name the Indian-origin woman who was named ‘Asian Businesswoman of the Year’ at an event in Birmingham, England in 2017?

(1) Asha Khemka

(2) Kiran Khelkar

(3) Vibha Bedi

(4) Aruna Chanda


  1. Which of the following pairs about ‘Oscar Awards – 2017’ is incorrectly matched?

(1) Best Actor  –  Casey Affleck (moonlight)

(2) Best Actress  –  Emma stone (La La Land)

(3) Best Supporting Actor  –  Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

(4) Best Supporting Actress  –  Viola Davis (Fences)


  1. World Homeopathy Day is observed globally on_____.

(1) 15 April

(2) 13 April

(3) 17 March

(4) 10 April


  1. Which one of the following is a purpose of UDAY, the scheme of the Union Government ?

(1) Providing technical and financial assistance to start-up entrepreneurs in the field of energy.

(2) Providing electricity to every household in the country by 2018.

(3) Replacing the coal based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind power plants.

(4) Providing solution for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies.


  1. Consider the following statements about ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar’ Prize :

(a) It was instituted in 1958 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

(b) It is given in honour of Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhahagar founder director general of CSIR and recipient of Padmabhushan.

(c) Rishikesh Narayanan and Surendranath BhatLacharya are the winner of 2016 in Biological Sciences.

Answer Options :

(1) Statements (a) and (b) are correct

(2) Statements (b) and (c) are correct

(3) Statements (a), (b) and (c) are correct

(4) Only statement (b) is correct


  1. Who received the ‘UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize – 2017’ ?

(1) Khadija lsmayilova – Azerbaijan

(2) brazen Danvish – Syria

(3) Ahmet Sik – Turkey

(4) Dawit Isaak – Sweden/Eritrea


  1. ‘World Kidney Day – 2017’ was observed with the theme______.

(1) Donate kidneys for life

(2) Kidney Health for all

(3) Kidney Disease and obsity

(4) Kidney’s for life


  1. Which river became the first in the world to get same legal rights as a human being ?

(1) River Amazon

(2) River Nile

(3) River Whanganui

(4) River Ganga


  1. Who has won the Australian Open 2017 Mixed Doubles title ?

(1) Leander Paes/Martina Hingis

(2) Germaine Golding/Max Mirnyi

(3) Ivan Dodig/Sania Mirza

(4) Juan Cabal/AbigaiI Spears


  1. Maximum period allowed for deciding first appeal under Right to information Act, 2005 is :

(1) 30 days

(2) 60 days

(3) 90 days

(4) 45 days


  1. If the State Information Commission is satisfied that, the state Public Information officer, has without any reasonable cause, refused to receive an application, he shall impose a penalty of________each day till the application is received.

(1) one hundred rupees

(2) one hundred and fifty rupees

(3) two hundred rupees

(4) two hundred and fifty rupees


  1. The ‘right to information’ under the Right to Information Act, 2005 is conferred upon_______.

(1) People living in India

(2) Only to the citizens doing job

(3) Only to officers under Central Government

(4) AU citizens


  1. Right to information includes :

(a) Right to inspection of work, documents, records,

(b) taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.

(c) taking certified samples of material.

(d) Obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode etc.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct ?

(1) (a) only

(2) (a) and (b) only

(3) (c) and (d) only

(4) All the above


  1. The State Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office for e term of________ years from the date on which he enters upon his office.

(1) two

(2) three

(3) four

(4) five


  1. Read the following statements :

(a) During treatment of tetanus, the administration of tetanus antitoxin becomes ineffective after 48 hrs.

(b) Tetanus toxins produced by clostridium tetani are transmitted to brain by peripheral nerves.

Now state whether :

(1) Both the statements are correct

(2) Both the statements are false

(3) First statement is correct not the second

(4) First statement is false and second is correct


  1. State which of the following statements is incorrect for ‘vagus indigestion’ in cattle ?

(1) In appetence is observed for several days.

(2) Gradual distention on right abdomen with atony of rumen.

(3) Scanty feces and failure to respond to medical therapy.

(4) Loss of body condition and varying degrees of dehydration.


  1. Identify which of the following symptom is not of zink deficiency in farm animals ?

(1) Poor growth, low food intake, rough hair coat

(2) Testicular hyperplasia

(3) Keratinized skin on hind limbs

(4) Congenital limb deformity


  1. The following statements are clinical signs of Vestibular disease in animals. State which of the following statement is not correct ?

(1) The animals affected with vestibular disease shows staggering or circling.

(2) Nystagmus of eye ball either vertically or horizontally is observed.

(3) Facial paralysis is one of the sign of vestibular disease.

(4) Blindness is common finding in animals affected with Vestibular disease.


  1. Which of the following statements regarding pathogenesis of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is wrong ?

(1) The augmentation of clotting mechanisms can result in depletion of platelets, factors v, VIII, XIII.

(2) Elevated fibrinogen levels in association with the formation of fibrin clots in microvasculature.

(3) Tissue perfusion is decreased which leads to tissue hypoxia.

(4) Bleeding tendencies develops in affected animals.


  1. Tumour involves gingiva at the dental border or in interdental spaces is :

(1) Odontoma

(2) Epulis

(3) Adomantinoma

(4) Dental Caries


  1. Consider the following statements :

(a) Accumulation of gases exert hemendous pressure over the diaphragm and ribs in acute bloat in small ruminants.

(b) Hypoventilation and decreased venous return to the heart occurs in acute bloat in small ruminants.

Now state whether :

(1) Both the statements are correct but second is not the result of the first.

(2) Both the statements are correct and second is the result of the first.

(3) Neither of the statement is correct.

(4) The first statement is correct not the second.


  1. A state of mild degree central depression in which patient is awake but calm and free from nervousness ?

(1) Sedation

(2) Tranquilization

(3) Hypnosis

(4) Narcosis


  1. Consider the following statements :

(a) In Buttress foot, an enlargement at the coronary band at the center of the hoof is seen.

(b) New bone growth due to healing of fracture or periostitis of the extensor process occurs in Buttress foot.

Now state whether :

(1) Neither of the statements are correct.

(2) The first statement is correct not the second.

(3) Both the statements are correct but the second is not the correct explanation of the first.

(4) Both the statements are correct and second is the correct explanation of the first


  1. The agent that used to reduce salivation and bronchial secretions in dogs is:

(1) Triflupromazine HCl

(2) a2 adrenoceptor agonists

(3) Anticholinergic

(4) Neuroleptanalgesic


  1. The most common site for obshuction of urinary calculi in cattle is :

(1) Distal to sigmoid flexure

(2) Neck of bladder

(3) Urinary bladder

(4) Urethral process


  1. Frozen semen straws are maintained in liquid nitrogen containers at what temperature ?

(1) – 72 0C

(2) -196 0F

(3) – 72 0F

(4) – 196 0C


  1. The fremitus can first be felt in cattle from :

(1) 30 to 60 days of pregnancy

(2) 80 to 120 days of pregnancy

(3) 180 to 190 days of pregnancy

(4) 210 to 220 days of pregnancy


  1. Dystokia due to failure of cervix to dilate in ewes is known as :

(1) Digit womb

(2) Ring womb

(3) Tight womb

(4) Narrow womb


  1. Which of the following testicular pathology is not due to congenital or hereditary causes ?

(1) Testicular hypoplasia

(2) Testicular degeneration

(3) Cryptorchidism

(4) None of above


  1. To relieve uterine torsion buffalo is rolled in which direction ?

(1) same direction of torsion

(2) opposite direction of torsion

(3) backward direction

(4) forward direction


  1. Pyometra in cattle is characterised by :

(a) Accumulation of pus in uterus

(b) Retained corpus luteum

(c) Perrectally thickened uterine wall

Answer Options :

(I) (a) and (b) are correct

(2) (a) and (c) are correct

(3) (b) and (c) are correct

(4) All are correct


  1. Luteal cysts in cows are :

(a) an ovulatory follicles over 2-5 cm in diameter which are partially Luteinized

(b) softer and thick walled

(c) characterized by nymphomania

Answer Options :

(1) (a) and (c) are correct

(2) (b) and (c) are correct

(3) (a) and (b) are correct

(4) none are correct


  1. Babesiosis produces :

(1) Hemolytic jaundice

(2) Toxic jaundice

(3) Obstructive jaundice

(4) Idiopathic jaundice


  1. Wooden tongue is caused by :

(1) Actinobacillus

(2) Actinomyces

(3) Botriomyces

(4) Mycoplasma

  1. Venereal transmission leading to abortion occurs in which of the following protozoan infection/infections ?

(1) Bovine Tritrichomonosis

(2) Ovine Toxoplasmosis

(3) Canine Neosporosis

(4) All of the above


  1.   Control of three host tick is difficult than that of one host tick because :

              (a) Life – cycle of three host tick involves three different animals Harboring different stages viz. Iarvae, nymphs and aduIts

(b) Both the moults in the life-cycle of one host tick occur on the ground

(c) Both the moults in the life-cycle of three host tick occur on the ground

(d) One host tick has less biotic potential than that of three host tick

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(1) (a) and (b)

(2) (a) and (c)

(3) (c) only

(4) (d) only


  1. Name the test described below :

(a) Mixing of soluble antigen with strong antiserum (reactants)

(b) The mixture becomes cloudy and flocculent.

(c) The reactants are in optimal proportions such that the lattice formed becomes insoluble.

Now choose the correct answer :

(1) Agglutination

(2) Neutralization

(3) Precipitation

(4) Passive agglutination






  1. Name the element from the following description :

(a) Extra chromosomal genetic elements often found in bacteria.

(b) They are circular pieces of DNA

(c) They confer resistance to a number of antibiotics

(d) ‘Transferred to other cells by conjugation

Choose the correct answer :

(1) R Plasmids

(2) Episomes

(3) F plasmids

(4) Bacteriocins


  1. Which of the following Brucella species is the main etiological agent of Brucellosis in sheep and goats and is also the

       main agent responsible for human brucellosis ?

 (1) Brucella abortees

(2) Brucella ovis

(3) Brucella suis

(4) Brucella melitensis


  1. Name the drug described below :

(a) It is a catecholamine

(b) It is useful in providing immediate relief from bronchial asthama

(c) It is useful in treating hypotension associated with anaphylactic shock

(d) It is indicated in treatment of cardiac arrest

Answer Options :

(1) Dopamine

(2) Noradrenaline

(3) Adrenaline

(4) lsoproterenol


  1. Which of the following su1fonamidc.s is/are used for the topical effect ?

(a) Silver sulfadiazine

(b) Mafenide

(c) Sulfadoxine

(d) Sulfacetamide

        Answer Options :

(1) (a), (b) and (d)

(2) (a), (c) and (d)

(3) (a), (b) and (c)

(4) (d) only


  1. Consider following statements :

(a) Compared with mammalian and avian species the half-lives of antimicrobials in fish and reptiles are prolonged.

(b) In poikilothermic species. halt-life ol antimicrobial relates to the lower metabolic turnover rate.

Answer Options :

(1) Both the statements are correct and second is the correct explanation of the first

(2) Neither of the statements is correct

(3) Both the statements are correct hut second is not the correct explanation for the first

(4) The first statement is correct, not the second


  1. Cyanide poisoning is often observed in livestock. What is not true about it ?

(1) It occurs in acute and peracute form.

(2) The most frequent cause of poisoning is ingestion of plants containing cyanogenetic glycosides.

(3) The treatment comprises sodium nitrite in distilled water i.v. 20 mg/kg followed by sodium thiosulphate 20% i.v. at 500 mg/kg.

(4) It affects oxygen carrying capacity of blood and blood is cherry rcd coloured.


  1. Among the following is the anti-oxidant permitted in India to add in the milk products in India :

(1) Nordihydroguiaretic acid

(2) Bulylated Hydroxy Anisole

(3) Ethyl gallate

(4) Hydroquinone


  1. Butter is generally made from the cream by churning, it contains 80% fat, following are the most important specific

      requirement of the product manufacture.

(a) Off flavour produced by lipolysis s/b avoided.

(b) Too low pH (-4.6) is not good for the product.

(c) Spredability and firmness depends strongly on the composition of fat and on the temperature.

(d) Yield of butter does not depend on the water contents of the butter milk.

Answer Options :

(1) (a) and (b) only

(2) (b) and (c) only

(3) (a) and (d) only

(4) All the above


  1. Donora (Pennsylvania) is associated with :

(1) More than 40% population is ill because of intense fog

(2) Blanket of thick fog for about 5 days

(3) Oxides of sulphur and soot

(4) Repeated bout of air pollution disasters causing smog disasters


  1. A Collection of living organism in a biotope is called as :

(1) Biotic community

(2) Biocenosis

(3) Large biolenosis

(4) All of above


  1. The concentration of C02 gas and period of exposure used for making pigs unconscious prior to slaughter :

(1) 70% C02 and 60 seconds

(2) 65% C02 and 40 seconds

(3) 80% C02 and 45 seconds

(4) 70% C02 and 45 seconds


  1. 0s penis is present in :

(1) ox

(2) Boar

(3) Dog

(4) Horse



  1. In pig, ligamentum nuchae is represented by :

(1) By a small fibrous band which extend from axis to thoracic spine

(2) By fibrous tissue by funicular and lamellar part

(3) By a fibrous raphe and thin layer of elastic tissue which extend between cervical spine

(4) By a powerful elastic apparatus extend from occipital bone to withers.


  1. Corneoscleral junction is also called as :

(1) Tapelum lucidum

(2) Ora serrata

(3) Ora ciliaris retinae

(4) Limbus


  1. The process of transformation of spermatids into spermatozoa is called as__________.

(1) Spermatogenesis

(2) Spermiogenesis

(3) Gametogenesis

(4) Spermato cytogenesis


  1. The vein formed by the union of Anterior and posterior mesenteric veins and splenic vein is :

(1) Phrenic vein

(2) Portal vein

(3) Herniazygous vein

(4) Saphenous vein


  1. Identdy the group of nitrogenous bases (all three) that are found is both RNA and DNA.

(1) Cytosine, Thymine, Adenine

(2) Cytosine, Uracil, Adenine

(3) Cytosine, Adenine, Guanine

(4) Cytosine, Thymine, Uracil


  1. Identify the group of amino acids (all three) that is both glycogenic as well as ketogenic :

(1) Alanine, L-leucine, Iso-leucine

(2) L-leucine, Tyrosine, Glutamine

(3) Glycine, L-leucine, Histidine

(4) Iso-leucine, Lysine, Phenylalanine


  1. Most sensitive test for detection of sugar in urine is :

(1) Rothera’s test

(2) Benedict’s test

(3) Barfoed test

(4) Hay’s sulpher test .


  1. Which among the following hormones derived from amino acid/amine derivatives ?

(1) Thyroxine

(2) Insulin

(3) Progesterone

(4) Growth hormone


  1. Which among the following condition caused by the deficiency of vitamin ‘E’ in the diet of animals ?

(1) Scurvy

(2) Osteomalacia

(3) Sterility

(4) Pellagra


  1. Which one of the following Information Communication Technology (ICT) project carried by National Informatics Centre (NIC) on behalf of central Govt. and Government of Maharashtra and NGO ?

(1) Gokul wired village project

(2) Katraj wired village project

(3) Koyna wired village project

(4) Warna wired village project


  1. A projector which projects the image over the head of an instructor is called as :

(1) Slide projector

(2) Overhead projector

(3) Opaquae projector

(4) L.C.D. projector


  1. Which one of the following printing material is used in a single sheet of papers to present information on only one topic in a concise manner and simple language ?

(1) Leaflet

(2) Folder

(3) Pamplet

(4) Bulletein


  1. Evaluation of progress is classified as extension programme planning process as like :

(1) programme planning

(2) programme action

(3) programme assimilation

(4) programme acculturation


  1. In which type of graph a circle is divided into segments to indicate different parts of a whole ?

(1) Bar graph

(2) Area graph

(3) Line graph

(4) Pie graph


  1. In the extension administration, the scope of administration can be expressed in terms of the functioned elements indicated by the letters of the word POSDCORB, in this word ‘S stand for :

(1) Satisfaction

(2) Staffing

(3) Self-reliance

(4) Self-help


  1. Goat is multipurpose animal. What is not true about goat ?

(1) Goat gives more production per unit invesln1ent.

(2) Goat is small size and younger slaughter age.

(3) Milk is not suitable for preparing milk products.

(4) Goat suffers less from aliments than do large animals


  1. Which of the following is not a prebiolic used in poultry diets ?

(a) Fructo – oligosaccharidrs

(b) Inulins

(c) Lactobacillus strains

(d) Lactosucrose


Answer options :

(1) (b) and (d)

(2) Only (d)

(3) (a) and (c)

(4) Only (c)


  1. Response to selection is the difference between mean phenotypic values of :

(1) Offsprings and selected parents

(2) Offsprings of seiected parrnts and parental population before selection

(3) Sire and dam

(4) Selected parents and base population before selection


  1. Breeding system by which a few purebred sires can rather quickly transform a non-descript population into the purebred called :

(1) Cross breeding

(2)Grading up

(3) Back crossing

(4) Criss crossing


  1. The outcrossing within a herd by use of selected sire is called :

(1) Upgrading

(2) Line breeding

(3) Selective breeding

(4) Back crossing


  1. The most reliable and powerful Selection Index than conventional selection index for sire evaluation is :

(1) Total score method

(2) Maximum like hood

(3) BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction)

(4) BLUE


  1. Sunandini is a synthetic cattle breed developed by crossing :

(1) Red Sindhi X Non-descript cattle (Kerla)

(2) Sahiwal X M.F. (3) Tharparkar X Jersey

(4) Brown Swiss X Non-descript cattle (Kerla)


  1. Method is used for selection when several trait4 are considered simultaneously :

(1) Individual selection

(2) Independent culling level

(3) Selection Index

(4) Tandom selection


  1. Highly soluble minerals to maintain osmotic pressure, acid base equilibrium and water metabolism are :

(1) Sodium and potassium

(2) Potassium and chlorine

(3) Sodium, potassium and chlorine

(4) None of above