MPSC Livestock Development Officer Question Paper 2017


1.Consider the following statements about ‘Sukanya Samriddhi Account’ :

(a) Under the scheme account will be opened in a post office only.
(b) The Account can be opened for girl child below the age of 10.
(c) The opening amount for the account is Rs 1000
(d) The maximum limit for deposit in the account is Rs 1,50,000 per year.

Choose the correct option :

(1) a, b, c
(2) a, b, d
(3) b, c, d
(4) a, b, c, d

2.Which one of the following statements about ‘Maharashha 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 Maharashha Legislature
in April 2016.
(2) Maharashha 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

3.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

4. 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 nation

5.Consider the following statements regarding ‘Sixth World Justice Project’s Rule of Law
Index’ released recently :

(a) India ranked 66th among 113 counhies.
(b) India was better than its BRICS peers China and Russia.
(c) Norway ranked No. 1.
(d) Cambodia was at the bottom of the rank.

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

(1) (a), (b), (c)
(2) (b), (c), (d)
(3) (a), (b)
(4) (a), (d)

6.Identify the incorrect statement :

(1) Child labour in India was governed by the ‘Child Labour’ (Prohi’lition 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 BiU, 2016 is 7 1,00,000
(4) None of the above

7.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

8.Which districts of Maharashtra are included in ‘Most Clean Districts of India ?’

(a) Sindhudurg
(b) Satara
(c) Solapur
(d) Kolhapur

Answer Options :

(1) Only (a), (b), (c)
(2) Only (a), (b), (d)
(3) Only (a), (c), (d)
(4) Only (b), (c), (d)

9.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 :

1) Only a, b
2) Only a, c
3) Only b, c
4) All of the above

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

(1) Asha Khernka
(2) Kiran Khelkar
(3) Vibha Bedi
(4) Aruna Chanda

11.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 Achess – Viola Davis (Fences)

12.World Homeopathy Day is observed globally on ________.

(1) 15 April
(2) 13 April
(3) 17 March
(4) 10 April

13.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
(2) Providing electricity to every household in the counhy 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

14.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

15.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

16.’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

17. 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

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

(1) Leander Paes/Martina Hingis
(2) Germaine Golding/Max Mirnyi
(3) Ivan Dodig/Sa~ua Mirza
(4) Juan Cabal/AbigaiI Spears

19.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

20.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

21.The ‘right to information’ under the Right to Information Act, 2005 is conferred upon _________.

(1) PeopIe living in India
(2) Only to the citizens doing job
(3) Only to officers under Central Government
(4) All citizens

22.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

23.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

24. Read the following statements :

(a) During treatment of tetanus, the administration of tetancs antitoxin becomes
ineffective after 48 hrs.
(b) Tetanus toxins produced by clostridium tetani are transmitted to brain by peripheral

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

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

(1) Inappetence 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.

26.ldentify which of the following symptom is not of zink deficiency in farm animals ?

(I) Poor growth, low food intake, rough hair coat
(2) Testicular hypoplasia
(3) Keratinized skin on hind limbs
(4) Congenital limb deformity

27.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.

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

(1) The augmentation of clotting mechanisms can result in depletion of platelets, factors
(2) Elevated fibrinogen levels in association with the formation of fibrin clots in
(3) Tissue perfusion is decreased which leads to tissue hypoxia.
(4) Bleeding tendencies develops in affected animals

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

(1) Odontoma
(2) Epulis
(3) Adomantinoma
(4) Dental Caries

30.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.

31. A state of mild degree central depression in which patient is aw~ke but calm and free
from nervousness ?

(1) Sedation
(2) Tranquilization
(3) Hypnosis
(4) Narcosis

32.Consider the following statements :

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

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

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

(1) Triflupromazine HCl
(2) a2 adrenoceptor agonists
(3) Anticholinergic
(4) Neuroleptanalgesic

34.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

35.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

36.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

37.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

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

(1) same direction of torsion
(2) opposite direction ol torsion
(3) backward direction
(4) forward direction

39. Pyomeha in cattle is characterised by :

(a) Accumulation of pus in uterus
(b) Retained corpus luteum
(c) Perrectally thickened uterine wall

Answer Options :

(1) (a) and (b) are correct
(2) (a) and (c) are correct
(3) (b) and (c) are correct
(4) All are correct

40.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

41. Babesiosis produces :

(1) Hemolytic jaundice
(2) Toxic jaundice
(3) Obstructive jaundice
(4) Idiopathic jaundice

42.Wooden tongue is caused by :

(1) Actinobacillus
(2) Actinomyces
(3) Botriomyces
(4) Mycoplasma

43.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

44.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 Harbouring 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

45.Name the element from the following description :

(a) Extra chromosomal genetic elements often found in bacteria.
(b) They are circula; 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

46.Which of the following Brucclla species is Lhe main etiological agent of Brucellosis in sheep and goats and is also tb,e main agent responsible for human brucellosis ?

(1) Brutella nhortees
(2) Bnrcrlln orlis
(3) Bnrcelln suis
(4) Brucella melitensis

47.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) Isoproterenol

48.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

49.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

50.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
gly cosides.
(3) The treatment comprises sodium nitrite in distilled water i.v. 20 mp/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.

51.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

52. 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
(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

53.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

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

(1) Biotic community
(2) Biocenosis
(3) Large biolenosis
(4) All of above

55. 0s penis is present in :

(1) ox
(2) Boar
(3) Dog
(4) Horse

56. 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
(4) By a powerful elastic apparatus extend from occipital bone to withers

57.Corneoscleral junction is also called as :

(1) Tapelum lucidum
(2) Ora serrata
(3) Ora ciliaris retinae
(4) Limbus

58.The process of transformation of spermatids into spermatozoa is called as______________

(1) Spermatogenesis
(2) Spermiogenesis
(3) Gametogenesis
(4) Spermato cytogenesis

59.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

60.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

61.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

62.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

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

(1) Thyroxine
(2) Insulin
(3) Progesterone
(4) Growth hormone

64.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

65.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) Wama wired village project

66.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

67.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

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

(1) programme planning
(2) programme action
(3) programme assimilation
(4) programme acculturation

69.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

70.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

71.Indicate which are the characteristics of good layer :

(a) Thin, Pliable and well spread pubic bones
(b) Yellow coloured beak
(c) Large, Oval, smooth and moist vent
(d) Soft and loose skin

Answer options :

(1) (b), (c) and (d)
(2) (a) and (c)
(3) (a), (c) and (d)
(4) (b) and (d)

72.Consider the statements given below :
(a) Energy Intake, thereby feed consumphon reduces as environmental temperature increases.
(b) Buds need less energy when ambient temperature is high.

Answer options :

(1) Both the statements are incorrect.
(2) Both the statements are correct but second is not the correct explanation of first.
(3) First statement is correct but second statement is incorrect.
(4) Both the statements are correct and second is the correct explanation of first.

73. Goat is multipurpose animal. What is not true about gclat ?

(1) Goat gives more productioli 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 uilmrnts than do large animals

74.Which of the following is nut a prebiolic uscd 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)

75.Response to selection is the difference between mean phenotypic value 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 poyul,ition before selection

76.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

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

(1) Upgrading
(2) Line breeding
(3) Selective breeding
(1) Back crossing

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

(1) Total score method
(2) Maximum likehood
(3) BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction)
(4) BLUE

79.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)

80. Method is used for selection when several trait4 are considrred simultaneously :
(I) Individual selection
(2) Independent culling level
(3) Selection Index
(4) Tandom selectio

81.Idenhfy the chelate which interfere with utilization of essential cations :

(a) Ethylenediaminetetra acetic acid
(b) Cytochrome enzyme
(c) Haemoglobin
(d) Oxalic acid calcium

Answer options :

(1) (a) only
(2) (b) and (c)
(3) (c) and (d)
(4) (d) only

82.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

83.Which are noncaloric functions of fat ?

(a) Protects the internal organs from shock or injury
(b) Helps in absorption of carotene and the fat soluble vitamins
(c) Source of metabolic water
(d) Serves as an insulation material

Answer options :

(1) (a) only
(2) (c) only
(3) (b) and (c)
(4) All above

84.Tryptophan cannot be converted to niacin in :

(a) Cats
(b) Chickens
(c) Ducks
(d) Pig