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IARI PhD Entrance Question Paper 2011 - Agril Enginnering

IARI PhD Entrance Question Paper 2011 - Agril Enginnering

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Post Graduate SchoolIndian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Examination for Admission to
Ph.D.
Programme
2011-2012
I
i
Discipline
:
Agricultural Engineering
(Fmm
Power
and
,
Discipline Code
:
03;
Sub
code-02
Roll
NO/
Please
Note:
(i)
This question paper contains
12
pages. Please check whether all the pages areprinted
in
this set. Report discrepancy,
if
any, immediately to
the
invigilator.
(ii)
There shall be
NEGATIVE
marking for WRONG ansders in the MultipleChoice type questions (No.
1
lo
130)
which carry one mark each. For everywrong answer
0.25
mark rvill be deducted.
.
I
i
PART-
I
General Agriculture)Multlple
choice
questions
(No.
1
to
30).
Choose
the
correct
answer
(a,
b,
c
or
d)
and enter
your
choice
In
the
clrcle
(by
shadlng
with
a
pencil)
on
the OMR
-
answer sheet
as
per the
Instructions
given
on
the
answer sheet.1. Which of the following crops have beenapproved for commercial cultivation in lndia?a) Bt cotton and Bt brinjaib) Bt cotton and Golden Ricec) Bt maize and Bt cottond) Bt cotton only2. This year (2010-11) the expected food grainproduction in lndia isa) 212 million tonnes
b)
220 million tonnes
c)
235 million tonnesd) 250 mllllon tonnes3. The genome of which of the following cropsis still not completely sequenced?a) Riceb) Soybeanc) Sorghumd) Wheat5. 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 Authorityb) National Watershed Development Project forRainfed Areas
c)
National Mission on Rainfed Areas
d)
Command Area Development and WaterManagement Authority6. Which of the following sub-schemes are notcovered under the Rashtriya Krishi VikasYojana?a) Extending the Green Revolution to eastern
Inrlitl
b) Development of 60,000 pulses and oilseedsvillages in ~dentified aterqhedsc) National Mission on Saifrond) National Misslon on Bamboo
7.
The minimum support price for the commonvariety of paddy announced by theGovernment of lndia for the year 2010-11wasa) TI030b)
t
1000
C)
t
980d)
t
950
4.
According to the Approach Paper to the 12'"Five Year Plan, the basic objective of the
12*
Plan isa) Inclusive growthb) Sustainable growthc) Faster, more inclusive and sustainablegrowthd) Inclusive and sustainable growth
8.
According to the Human DevelopmentReport 2010 of the Unlted Nations, India'srank in terms of the human developmentindex isa) 119b) 134c)
169
d) 182
 
Subject
:
PhD
-
Agrlcultural Engi~~eerlngFarm
Porver
andEqldipmer2t)
-
2011
preservative, occurs naturally in cranberries,
I
19.
For applying 100 kg of nitrogen, how muchprunes, cinnamon and cloves?urea would one use?9Which of the following does not apply to SRImethod of paddy cullivation?a) Reduced water appl~cationb) Reduced plant densityc) Increased application of chemical fertilizersd) Reduced age of seedlings10.Which orctanic acid. often used as aa) Citric acidb) Benzoic acidc) Tartaric acidd) Lactic acid
18.
Inbred lines that have same genetlcconstitution but differ only at one locus arecalleda) Multi linesb) MonohybridC) lsogenlc linesd) Pure lines
11.
Cotton belongs to the familya) Cruciferaeb)
.
Anacardiaceaec) Malvaceae
d)
Soianaceae12 Photoperiodism sa) Bending of shoot towards source of lightb) Effect of llghttdark durations on physioiogicalprocessesc) Movement of chloroplast in cell in responseto lightd) Effect of light on chlorophyll synthesis
13.
Ergot disease is caused by which pathogenon which host?a) Claviceps purpurea on ryeb) Poccinia recondita on wheatC)Dmchlera sorokiniana on wheatd) Albugo candida on mustard14. Rocks are the chief sources of parentmaterials over which soils are developed.Granlte, an important rock, is classified asa) igneous rockb) Metamorphic rockc) Sedimentary rockd) Hybrid rock
15.
Which one of the following is a Khar~frop?a) Pearl millet
b)
Lentilc) Mustardd) Wheat
16.
The coefficient of variation
(C.V.)
iscalculated by the formulaa) (Mean1S.D.)
x
100b) (S.D.iMean)
x
100c) S.D.1Meand) Mean1S.D.20. The devastating Impact of plant disease onhuman kuffering and survival was firstrealized by epidemic ofa) Brown spot of rice in Bengalb) Late blight of potato in USAc) Late blight of potato in Europed) Rust of wheat in India21. The species of rice (Oryza) other than
0.
safiva that is cultivated is
.
a)
0.
rufipugonb)
0.
iongisteminafac)
0.
glaberrimad)
0.
nivara22. The enzyme responsible for the fixation
of
C02 n mesophyll cells of C-4 plants isa) Malic enzymeb) Phosphoenol pyruvate carboxylasec) Phosphoenol pyruvate carboxykinased) RuBP carboxylase23. Which one of the following is a'Vertisol'?
a)
Black cotton soilb) Red sandy loam soilc) Sandy loam sodic soild) 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 cellplate25. All weather phenomena like rain, fog andmist occur ina) Troposphereb) Mesospherec) Ionosphere17. Which of the following is commoniy referredd)
Ozonosphere
to as muriate of ootash?a) Potassium nitrateb) Potassium chloride
C)
Potassium sulphated) Potassium silicate
 
Subject
:
PhD
-
Agricultural Englneerlng
(Fnrm Po~ver nrlEq111pmenO
-
2011
,
(i
3
26.
Which of the follow~ng lements is commonto all proteins and nucleic acids?a) Sulphurb) Magnesiumc) Nitrogend) Phosphorous27. Silt has intermediate characteristics betweena) Sand and loamb) Clay and loamc) Loam and graveld) Sand and clay
28.
Certified seed is produced froma) Nucleus seedb) Breeder seedC) Foundation seedd)' Truthful seed
29.
Seedless banana is ana) Autotrlploidb) Autotetraploid
c)
Allotriploidd) Ailotetraploid30. Whlch ong of the following is used to test thegoodness-of-fit 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 (byshading with a pencil) on the OMR
-
answer sheet as per the instructionsgiven on the answer sheet.
31. kec x dx equalsa)sec x
+
tan x
+
cb) sec x. tan x
+
csec2xc)
-
+
C
213
dx32.
1
equals
04+9X2
-
X
"
33. If the coefficients of x7 and x8 in
+
4
re
L
JJ
equal then n equalsa) 27bl 3534. Which of the following is not a temperaturemeasuring device?a) Thermistorb) Thermostat
1
C)
PRT
I
dj Thermopiles35.
X'~
s a decreasing function ofa) x<e
'
b) X>ec) X=ed) x>Fe
36.
The number of cycles completed in
a
unit oftime is calleda) Accelerationb) Momentumc) Frequencyd) Period37. A hydraulic motor is a device which convertsa) Mechanical energy into hydraulic energy
b)
Hydraulic energy into potential energyc) Hydraulic energy into mechanical energyd) Hydraulic energy into electrical energy38. A heel clearance is provided in a tractordrawn mould board plough toa) Reduce wear of landsldeb) Carry plough weight by furrow wheelc) Reduce side draft on the plough bottomd) increase penetration of plough39. Hydraulic pump convertsa) Hydraulic energy into electrical energyb) Mechanical energy into hydraulic energyC) Hydraulic energy into mechanical energyd) Mechanical energy into electrical energy40. Rocking vibration in an in-line I.C. engine inthe plane of the cylinders exists in enginewitha)
1
cylinderb) 2 cylindersc) 4 cylindersd)
6
ylinders41. The pressure occurring in combustionchambers of a diesel engine aiter ignition ishighest ina) Open chamberb) Swirl chamberc) Precombustion chamberd) Auxiliary chamber
.

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