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IARI PhD Entrance Question Paper 2011 - Agril Economics

IARI PhD Entrance Question Paper 2011 - Agril Economics

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Post Graduate SchoolIndian Agricultural Research Institute,
New
Delhi
Examination for Admission to
Ph.D.
Programme
2011-2012
Discipline
:
Agricultural Economics
I
Discipline Code,
:
02
Roll
NO./
Please Note:
1
i.
I
(i)
his question paper contains
14
pages. Please check whether
all
the pages areprinted
in
this set. Report discrepancy,
if
any, immediately to the invigilator.
I
(ii)
here shall be
NEGATIVE
murking for
WRONG
answers in tlie MultipleChoice type questions
(No.
Z
to 130) which carry one mark each. For everywrong answer
0.23
mark will be deducted.
I
PART
-
I
General Agriculture)Multiple choice questions (No.
1
to
30).
Choose the correct answer
(a,
b,
c
or
d)
and enter your choice in the circle (byshadlng wlth
a
pencil) on the
OMR
-
answer
sheet
as per the instructionsgiven on the answer sheet.
1. Which of the following crops have beenapproved for commercial cultivation in lndia?a) Bt cotton and Bt brinjalb) Bt cotton and Golden Ricec) Bt maize and Bt cottond) Bt cotton only2. This year (2010-11) the expected food grainproduction in india isa) 212 million tonnesb) 220 million tonnes
C)
235
million tonnesd) 250 million tonnes
3.
The genome of which of the foiiowing cropsis still not completely sequenced?a) Riceb) Soybean
C)
Sorghumd) Wheat
4
According to the Approach Paper to the 12IhFive Year Plan, the basic objective of the12Ih pian isa) Inclusive growthb) Sustainable arowthC) Faster, moeinclusive and sustainablegrowthd) Inclusive and sustainabie growth
5.
To address the problems of sustainable andholistic development of rainfed areas,including appropriate farming and livelihoodsystem approaches, the Government of lndiahas set up the
1
a) National Rainfed Area Authority
b)
National Watershed Development Project forRainfed Areasc) National Mission on Rainfed Areasd) Command Area Development and WaterManagement Authority6. Which of the foiiowing sub-schemes are notcovered under the Rashtriya Krishi ViitasYojana?a) Extending the Green Revolution to easternindiab) Development of 60,000 pulses and oilseedsvillages in identified watershedsc) National Mission on Saffrond) Nationai Mission on Bamboo
7.
The minimum support price for the commonvariety of paddy announced by theGovernment of lndia for the year 2010..11wasa) TI030b)
7
1000c)
T
980d)
7
950
8.
According to the Human DevelopmentReport 2010 of the United Nations, India'srank in terms of the human developmentindex isa) 119b)
134
c) 169d) 182
 
Subject
:
PhD
-
Agricultural Economics
-
2011
2
9. Which of the following does not apply to SRImethod of paddy cultivation?a) Reduced water applicationb) Reduced plant density
c)
increased appllcationof chemical
fertilizers
d) Reduced age of seedlings10.Which organic acid, often used as apreservative, occurs naturally in cranberries,prunes, cinnamon and cloves?a) Citric acidb) Benzoic acidc) Tartaric acid
d)
Lactic acid11. Cotton belongs to the familya) Cruciferaeb) Anacardiaceaec) Malvaceaed) Solanaceae12. Photoperiodism isa) Bending of shoot towards source of lightb) Effect of lighffdark durations on physiologicalprocessesc) Movement of chloroplast in cell in responseto iightd) Effect of iight on chlorophyll synthesis13. Ergot disease is caused by which pathogenon which host7a)Claviceps purpurea on ryeb) Puccinia recondite on wheatc) Drechlera sorokiniana on wheatd) Albugo candida on mustard14. Rocks are the chief sources of parentmaterials over whicti soils are developed.Granite, an important rock, is classified asa) igneous rockb) Metamorphic rockc) Sedimentary rockd) Hybrid rock15. Which one of the following is a Kharifcrop?a) Pearl milletb) Lentilc) Mustardd) Wheat16.The coefficient of variation (C.V.) iscalculated by the formulaa) (Mean1S.D.)
x
100b) (S.D.1Mean)
x
100c) S.D.IMeand) Mean1S.D.17. Which of the following is commonly referredto as muriate of potash?a) Potassium nitrateb) Potassium chloridec) Potassium sulphated) Potassium silicate18.lnbred lines that have same geneticconstitution but differ only at one locus arecalleda) Muiti linesb) Monohybridc) lsogenic lines
'
d) Pure lines19. For applying 100 kg of nitrogen, how muchurea would one use?a) 45 kgb)
Ill
gc) 222 kgd) 333 kg20. The devastating Impact of plant disease onhuman suffering and surv~val was firstrealized by epidemic ofa) Brown spot of rice in Bengalb) Late bllght of potato in USAc) Late blight of potato in Europe
d)
Rust of wheat in India21. The species of rice (Ova) other than
0.
safiva that is cultivated is
a)
0.
ufipugonb)
0.
ongisteminata
c)
0.
giaberrimad)
0.
nivara22. The enzyme responsible for the fixation ofC02 n rnesophyll cells of C-4 plants isa) Malic enzymeb) Phosphoenol pyruvate carboxyiasec) Phosphoenol pyruvate carboxykinased) RuBP carboxyiase
23.
Which one of the following is a 'Vertisol'?a) Black cotton soiib) Red sandy loam soilC) Sandy loam sodic soii,d) Submontane (Tarai) soil24.What is the most visible physicalcharacteristic of cells in metaphase?a) Elongated chromosomesb) Nucleus visible but chromosomes notC) Fragile double stranded loose chromosomesd) Condensed paired chromosomes on the cellplate
 
Subject
:
PhD
-Agricultural
Economics
-2011
25. Ail weather phenomena like rain, fog andmist occur ina) Troposphereb) Mesospherec) Ionosphered) Ozonosphere
26.
Which of the following elements is commonto all proteins and nucle~c c~ds?a) Sulphur
,.
b) Magnesiumc) Nitrogend) Phosphorous33. The degree of monopoly power as definedby Rothschild s based ona) Price elasticity of demand
b)
Price cross-dlasticity of demandc) Slope of the demand curve of a firm and ofthe industryd) Super-normal profit34. A locus of constant utility is called thea) Expansion pathb) Utility functionc) lndlfference curved) Demandfunption28. Certifled seed is produced froma) plucleus,seedb) Breeder seedc) Foundation seedd) Truthful seed29. Seedless banana is ana) Autotrlploidb) Autotetrapioidc) Allotriploidd) Allotetraploid30. Which one of the following is used to test thegoodness-of-flt of a distribution?a) Normal testb) t-testc) Chi-square testd) F-test
PART-
11
(Subject Paper)Multiple choice questions (No.
31
to
130).
Choose the correct answer
(a,
b,
c
or
d)
and enter your choice in the circle
(by
shading with a pencil) on the OMR
-
answer sheet
as
per the instructionsgiven on the answer sheet.
31. Giffen paradox occurs when income effect isa) Greater than the substitution effectb) Equal to the substitution effectc) Less than the substitution effectd) Negative and is greater than the substitutioneffect
27.
Silt has intermediate characteristics betweena) Sand and loamb) Clay and loamc). Loam and graveld) Sand and clay32.If the amounts of two commoditiespurchased change as the price of one of thetwo commodities changes, then the crosselasticity of demand between them will bea) Negativeb) Positivec) Zerod) One35. Market performance s determined bya) Market structure onlyb) Market conduct onlyc) Either market structure or market conductd) Both market structure and market conduct36. The break-even quantity of output can bedetermined by the formulaa) TFCNP-AVC)37. A demand curve would not shift if there werechanges in thea) Taste and preferences of consumersb) Number or age distribution of buyersc) Price of thegoqd.d) Expectations of consumers about theavailability of the good38. The economic rent earned by any factor willbe the highest if its elasticity of supply isa) Zerob) Equal to onec) Infinityd) Between one and infinity39. Least cost production in the long run requitesfirms to adjust their resource mixes until therelative prices of resources are equal to therelativea) Prices of outputsb) Total costs for each resourcesc). Average
productivity
per resourced) Marginal productivity of the resources40. Under WTO in agricullure, ail measures thatdirectlv suwwort prices or subsidies related to
,.
production quantities are included in thea) Amber Boxb) Red boxc) Blue box
d)
Green Box

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