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ThevariousNGOsandSocial movements:theirleaders,areaof activityetc. SocialproblemsofIndia Humandevelopmentindicators, dataetc. WTO,itsimplicationforruralsectors Mishapslikeaccidentduetofire,contaminatedwater,liquoretc. Th e G ovt . s ch eme s f or soc ial se cto r viz po ver ty all evi ati on , l ite rac y, employment, healthcare etc.
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DIRECTIONS:Forthefollowingquestions,fouroptionsaregiven. Choosethecorrectoption.
1 . Globalwarmingisthephenomenonwhereinthegreenhouse gaseslikeCO ,CH andN 0actasa.....therebyincreasing 2 4 2 theearth'smeansurfacetemperature. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Actasashieldandtrapthesolarheatfromescaping intoouterspace Act as a protective cover and do not let the solar energyentertheatmosphere Act as a shield and prevent the UV rays enter the atmosphere ActasacoveranddonotlettheUVraysescapeinto theouterspace Increasetheozonelayerthuscreatingaozoneholein theatmosphere.

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Based on the present rate of population growth of 1.5 percentandpercapitaconsumptionof180gofwheatper dayinthecountry,thedemandforwheatisexpectedtobe around.....tonsby2020 (1) (3) (5) 109million 115million 118million (2) (4) 90million 120million

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The overall production of wheat which is the major contributortothefoodsecuritysystemandprovidesmore than50percentcaloriestothepeoplemostlydependenton this staple food has gone up to a record height of ..... metrictonsin2009. (1) (3) (5) 80.6million 89million 85million (2) (4) 75million 78million

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.....forcopingwiththeadverseeffectsofclimatechange can be designed, taking advantage of natural variation availableinthegermplasmandaliengenesaccessiblefrom differentbiologicalsources. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Geneticstrategies Mitigationstrategies Adaptationstrategies Molecularbreedingstrategies Culturalstrategies

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Ithasnowbeenestablishedthatmanyphysiologicaltraits likegrainfillingduration(GFD),canopytemperature(CT) havestrongcorrelationwith.....forwheat breedingfor heatstress. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Terminalheattolerance(THT) Terminalheattransmission(THT) Transferofheatterminal(THT) Toleranceofheattransmutation(THT) Triggeringofheattolerance(THT)

8 . 3 . Marginalcostisequalto (1) (2) (3) (4) 4 . Thedifferencebetweenaveragecostandthecostof thelastunitproduced Theextracostofanadditionalunitproduced Theaveragecostofthetotaloutputproduced. Thecostofthelastbutoneunitproduced. 9 .

.....isthelargestproducerofpulsesintheworldwith25 percentshareintheglobalproduction. (1) (3) (5) China Malaysia Bangladesh (2) (4) Russia India

Usingvalidated.....model,theimpactofclimatechange scenariosonyieldofchickpeaweresimulated. (1) CHICKPGRO CHICPGRO CHICPGR (2) (4) CHICKGRO CHICKPROG (3) (5)

Thewheatvarietiesgrowninthe.....and.....partsofthe countrycarrygeneticpotentialfortoleratingusuallyhigher temperaturesprevalentintheseareasduringwheatgrowing season. (1) (3) (5) Centralandsouthern Centralandeastern Northernandeastern (2) (4) Centralandnorthern Centralandwestern

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10. Rainfedpulsesinnorthernplainsarenowbecominga..... mainlyduetowidefluctuationsintemperatureandrainfall characteristics. (1) (3) (4) Highriskcrops Highyieldcrops Lesspreferredcrops (2) (4) Lowriskcrops Lowyieldcrops

15. Theimpactofclimatechangeonpulsesproductivitymaybe less severe then that of cereals. This is because pulses havewideadaptivemechanismtocopewithadverseabiotic factors.Givenbelowaretheadaptivemechanismsofpulses ofwhichoneofthemiswrong.Selectthewrongone. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Deeprootingsystem Highdegreeofdehydrationtolerance Phenotypicplasticity Lowermoistureretentioncapacity Widerangingsensitivitytowardsphotothermoperiods

11 . Theareaunderpulsesis progressivelyshiftingfrom..... towards ..... where temperature fluctuation is not so pronounced and rainfall notso unpredictable along with rechargeableblacksoil. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) NorthernpartscentralandSouthIndia NorthernpartscentralandEasternparts Northernpartscentralandwesternparts Northernpartseasternandsouthernparts Northernpartswesternandsouthernparts

16. Theimpactofclimatechangeonpulsesproductivitymaybe lesssevere than that of cereals. One of the reasons for thisisthatthewaterrequirementofpulsesisabout.....of therequirementofcereals. (1) (3) (5) Onefifth Onefourth Twothird (2) (4) Onethird Half

12. Amongpulses,.....isverysensitivetoabruptfluctuations oftemperatureseitherlowerorhigherextremesleadingto massiveflowerdrop. (1) (3) (5) Pigeonpea Chickpea Urdbean (2) (4) Fieldpea Mungbean

17. Theabilityof.....togrowindryconditionstolerateheat, saltandwaterlogging,makingitanidealcropforsemiarid areaswheremanyoftheworld'spoorlive. (1) (3) (5) Sorghum Rice Wheat (2) (4) Pulses Cereal

13. IncreaseinatmosphericCO concentrationhasa.....impact 2 on yield of pulses falling in the category of C crops by 3 stimulatingplantphotosynthesis,enhancingfertilizationand reducingthewaterlossviaplantrespiration,butthehigher atmosph eric tempera ture due to green house effect adverselyaffectstheproductivity. (1) (3) (5) Positive Neutral Bad (2) (4) Negative Constructive

18. Apublicdistributionsystemfavoringriceandwheatalong withintensiveproductionofthesetwocropshaveresulted indeclineintheshareofdrylandcerealslikemilletstothe nationalfoodbasket.Thischangeinthetrendhasresulted inthefollowingeffects.Outoftheseoneiswrong.Choose thewrongone. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Nutritionaldisorders Diseasessuchasdiabetesandobesity Morefodderforanimals Rapidenvironmentaldegradation Increased vulnerability of rural people to climate change

14. Anyshiftinenvironmentaltemperatureislikelytoinfluence the.....behaviourmorethanplantsandlargeranimals. (1) (3) (5) Insects Crop Cereals (2) (4) Smallanimals Pulses

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19. Evena.....canbringinenoughprofittothefarmerifthe cropresidueorstoverisputtocommercialuse,beyonduse asfodder,likeinmakingpaper,andasgreenbuildingmaterial industry. (1) (3) (5) Cropfailure Lowrains Drought (2) (4) Lowyield Highyield

23. InIndia,therequiredgrowthrateofvegetablestoachieve the domestic demand in 2020 is ..... percent over the productionof111.8milliontonesin200607 (1) (3) (5) 0.9 1.1 2.1 (2) (4) 2 1.5

20. Sorghumcanbeprofitablyusedtocontrolemissionofharmful g r e e nh o u s e g a se s i n t w o w a y s b y i n c r e a s i ng t h e digestibilityoffodderandthuslessentheemittingofgases byourlargecattlepopulationandsecondlybyregulating nitrificationas (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Ithasbeenconfirmedthatsorghumfacilitatesnitrogen useefficiency S orgh um releas es a lot o f fertili zer N t o the environment Sorghumdoesnotrequirenitrogenfertilizers Sorghumisadrylandcrop Sorghumenhancesnitrificationassociatedprocesses.

24. Technologicaladvancementswithimprovedgenepooland management practices havehelped to achieve vegetable productivityof.....inthecountry. (1) (3) (5) 15tonnes/ha 20tonnes/ha 12tonnes/ha (2) (4) 18tonnes/ha 10tonnes/ha

25. By conventional breeding methods, many high yielding varieties,hybridsandvegetablevarietiesresistanttobiotic and abiotic stresses have been developed in almost all vegetable crops. The major bottleneck in enhancing productivityis (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Nonavailabilityofqualityseeds Nonavailabilityofpestanddiseaseresistantvarieties Innovativenessonpartoffarmers Lackofrisktakinginitiativebyfarmers Outdatedmanagementpracticesbyprivateandpublic agencies.

21. Withthegrowingcitiesandtheindustriescompetingwith agriculture for ..... , the prospects of agriculture in dry landcoveringtwothirdofarablelandisthreatened (1) (3) (4) Water Finance Noneofthese (2) (4) Land Governmentsupport

22. Growthrateinvegetableandfruitsproductionroseform.6 percent(195059)to2.5percentduring20002006making Indiathesecondlargestproducerofvegetablesintheworld after ...... (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) PeoplesrepublicofChina Russia Japan Malaysia Pakistan

26. Overtwobillionpeople,mostlywomenandchildrensuffer from micro nutrients and ..... deficiencies in developing countries (1) (3) (5) VitaminA VitaminC VitaminK (2) (4) VitaminB VitaminD

27. .....isacommercialventureinIndiatoproduceseedlingsof tomato,capsicum,cauliflower,cabbage,chilliandbrinjal hybrids. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Containerizedseedlingproduction UseofF1hybrids Applicationofhighproductiontechnologies Protectedcultivation Graftingofvegetablecrops

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28. Micronutrientdeficienciesareobservedinvegetablecrops inrecentyearsduetointensivecropping,lossoftopsoilby erosionandmicronutrientsbyleaching,limingofsoiland (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) reduceduseoffarmyardmanure increaseduseofchemicals soilbornediseases lowvirusresistance nonavailabilityofhybridseeds

33. Indianspicesholdaprominentpositioninworldspicetrade withashareof.....percentinvolume. (1) (3) (5) 48 45 35 (2) (4) 50 38

34. With ..... million hectares of the geographical area the countrypresentsalargenumberofcomplexagroclimatic situationsfavorableforspiceproduction. (1) (3) (5) 329millionhectares 326millionhectares 337millionhectares (2) (4) 330millionhectares 335millionhectares

29. Use of PGPR ..... such as Azospir illum, Azotoba cter Pseudomonas fluorescence, PSB (Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria)andBacillussubtilishelpsinincreasingyieldsin additiontoconventionalplantprotection. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) PlantGrowthPromotingRhizobacteria ProtectingandgrowthpromotingRhizobacteria PromotionofgrowthinplantsbyRhizobacteria PropagatinggrowthinplantsbyRhizobacteria ProtectionofgreenplantsbyRhizobacteria.

35. Thespiceslikeblackpepperandcardamomarepredominantly grownin.....andadjacentregions. (1) (3) (5) WesternGhats Easternghats Deccanplateau (2) (4) SouthIndia NorthIndia

30. UseofF1hybrids,applicationofHPT.....andminimizedpre and postharvest losses will enhancetotal production of vegetables. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Highproductiontechnologies Highpromotiontechnologies Highprojectiontechnologies Harvestproductiontechnologies Harvestpromotiontechnologies

36. Theseedspiceslikecumin,fennel,andfenugreekaremainly confinedtowesternpartofthecountryin.....and..... (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) RajasthanandGujarat MadhyaPradeshandGujarat ChhattisgarhandBihar JharkhandandRajasthan RajasthanandBihar

31. .....tomatoeshavinghigheranthocyanin,biofortifiedlettuce having2532percentmorecalciumandGMtomatoesagainst Alzheimersdiseaseareafewexamplesofbiotechnological applications. (1) (3) (5) Purple Green Blue (2) (4) Deepredcolored Yellow

37. Saffron is from ..... and ..... is the largest producer of largecardamom. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) JammuandKashmir,Sikkim JammuandKashmir,Meghalaya JammuandKashmir,Punjab JammuandKashmir,ArunachalPradesh JammuandKashmir,Assam

32. Spicesshare.....percentoftheareaand.....percentof productionofthetotalhorticulturalcropofIndia. (1) (3) (5) 13,2 14,4 12,5 (2) (4) 10,3 11,1

38. ErodedistrictinTamilNaduisanimportant.....producer, contributingmorethan7percentfornationalpool. (1) (3) (5) Turmeric Cardamom Fenugreek (2) (4) Blackpepper Cumin

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DIRECTIONS: Givenbelowaretwostatements,oneofthem labeled as Assertion A and the other labeled as Reason R. Chooseyouranswerasfollows (1) if both A and R are true and R is the cor rect explanationofA. (2) if both A and R ar e tru e but R i s not corr ect explanationofA. (3) ifAistruebutRisfalse. (4) ifAisfalsebutRistrue. (5) ifbothAandRarefalse
39. AssertionA:Disguisedunemploymentisacommonfeature ofIndianagriculture. ReasonR:Indiahasbeenrelativelyslowinadoptingfarm mechanization. 40. AssertionA:Disguisedunemploymentisgenerallyobserved inIndianagriculturalsector. ReasonR:Moreandmorepeopleinruralareasarebecoming literate. 41. AssertionA:InAustralia,cattlerearingisdonemorefor meatthanformilk. ReasonR:Australiansaretraditionallynonvegetarians.

43. MatchListIwithListII.Choosetheanswerfromthecodes below ListI 1.CART 2.ICICI 3.NAFED 4.NSIC 1234 (1) (3) CDBA BCDA (2) (4) ListII A.Smallindustries B.AgriculturalMarketing C.Ruraltechnology D.Financialinstitution 1234 ABCD DABC

44. MatchListIwithListIIandselectthecorrectanswerusing thecodesgivenbelow. ListI A.DevelopmentProgramme B.NationalCouncilofAppliedEconomicResearch C.IndiraGandhiInstituteofDevelopmentResearch D.WorldBank ListII 1.UNIndiaHumanDevelopmentReport 2.IndiaDevelopmentReport 3.WorldDevelopmentReport 4.HumanDevelopmentReport ABCD (1) (3) 4123 2341 (2) (4) ABCD 4213 2143

DIRECTIONS:Forthefollowingquestions,four/fiveoptionsare given.Choosethecorrectoption.
42. Matchthefollowingpairsandchooseyouranswerfromthe codesgivenbelow Laws 1.WaterPollutionControlAct 2.Forest(conservation)Act 3.AirPollutionControlAct 4.EnvironmentalProtectionAct 12341234 (1) (3) ABCD DCBA (2) (4) BADC BCAD Year A.1980 B.1974 C.1986 D.1981

45. Whichofthefollowinginwronglymatched? (1) (2) (3) (4) NationalInstituteofAnimalGeneticsKarnal IndianInstituteofsugarcaneResearchLucknow CentralInstituteofCoastalEngineeringforFisheries Bangalore CentralDuckBreedingFarmChikmagalur

46. Which scheduled bank sponsored the setting up of first regionalruralbank(PrathamaGraminBank)inIndia (1) (3) StateBankofIndia StateBankofPatiala (2) (4) PunjabNationalBank SyndicateBank

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47. TheNationalBankforAgricultureandRuralDevelopment (NABARD)wassetupin (1) (3) 1979 1981 (2) (4) 1980 1982

53. Thebestsolutionforovercomingtheevileffectsofsmall anduneconomicholdingsis (1) (2) (3) (4) cooperativefarming usingcapitalintensivetechnology rapidindustrialisation urbanisationofruralpopulation

48. Disguisedunemploymentistheprominentfeatureof (1) (3) tertiarysector primarysector (2) (4) secondarysector alloftheabove

54. WhowasthefirstChairmanofthePlanningCommissioner? (1) Dr.S.Radhakrishnan Pt.JawaharlalNehru (2) (4) Dr.RajendraPrasad Noneofthese (3)

49. 'Selfsufficiency'infood,inthetruesenseoffreedomfrom hunger,hasnotbeenachievedinIndiainspiteofamore thanthreefoldrise in foodgrains productionover1950 1990.Whichofthefollowingarethereasonforit? (I) The green revolution has been restricted to small pocketsofthecountry

(II) Thecostoffoodistoohighcomparedtotheearnings' ofthepoor (III) Too much emphasis is laid on wheat and paddy comparedtothecoarsegrains (IV) Theofthegreenrevolutionhavelargelyaccruedto thecashcropratherthanfoodcrops (1) (3) I,II,III I,III,IV (2) (4) I,II,IV II,III,IV

55. Who is normally the exofficio Chairman of the Planning CommissionofIndia? (1) MinisterofFinance (2) MinisterofStateforPlanning (3) PrimeMinister (4) Dy.PrimeMinister 56. WhoistheChairmanofthePlanningCommission? (1) MinisterofPlanning (2) MinisterofStateforPlanning (3) PrimeMinister (4) Dy.PrimeMinister 57. TheFirstFiveYearPlancoveredtheperiod (1) 194752 (2) 195055 (3) 195156 (4) 195257 58. Whichofthefollowingpairsisincorrect? Plan Laidemphasison (1) I (i)Agri.&ruraldevelopment (2) II (ii)Expansionofbasicandheavyind. (3) III (iii)Selfsufficiencyinfoodandexpansionof basicindustrieslikesteel (4) IV (iv)Politicalgrowthofthecountry 59. WhoamongthefollowingisnotamemberoftheNational DevelopmentCouncil? (1) PrimeMinister (2) MembersofPlanningCommission (3) ChiefMinisterofStates (4) ThePresidentofIndia

50. TheaveragetotalexpenditureoftheCentralGovernment envisagedintheTenthPlanas (1) (3) 15.6percent 36percent (2) (4) 24.2percent 44.8percent

51. WhichisthelargestbankofIndiaandisalsoamongthe100 topmostbanksoftheworld? (1) (3) ReserveBankofIndia (2) PunjabNationalBank (4) StateBankofIndia CentralBankofIndia

52. ThebasicobjectiveofplanninginIndiais (1) (2) (3) (4) increasingemploymentopportunities expansionofkeyindustries increaseinagriculturaloutput alloftheabove

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60. Matchthefollowing (A)FirstFiveYearPlan (B)RollingPlan (C)AnnualPlans (D)FourthFiveYearPlan A B C D (1) 2 3 4 1 (2) 3 1 2 4 (3) 3 4 1 2 (4) 1 3 4 2

(1)196669 (2)196974 (3)195156 (4)197879

67. Residual moistureafter postkharif andpostrabi season canbeutilizedby (1) (2) (3) (4) growingshortdurationvarieties intercropping (1)and(2) Noneoftheabove

68. WhichorganizationwastheforerunnertotheWorldTrade Organisation? (1) (2) (3) (4) TheWorldBank GeneralAgreementonTariffandTrade TheUnitedNationsDevelopmentFund TheLeagueofNations

61. ThehighestbodywhichapprovestheFiveYearPlanisthe (1) FinanceMinistry (2) LokSabha (3) RajyaSabha (4) NationalDevelopmentCouncil 62. UnderwhichFiveYearPlandidagricultureregisteranegative growth? (1) Fifth (2) Fourth (3) Third (4) Second 63. ThecommodityforwhichIndiaspendsthelargestamount toimportis (1) ironandsteel (2) foodgrains (3) crudepetroleum (4) fertilizers 64 . Inworld,pulsecropsaregrowninlargestareain (1) India (2) IndiaandUSA (3) IndiaandChina (4) USA,IndiaandChina 65. Maintraditionalcrops,are (1) moong,soybean,summergroundnut,sunflower (2) soybean,groundnut,sugarcane (3) sugarcane,cotton (4) (1)and(3) 66. Croppingpatternischangingdueto (1) domesticdemands (2) exportrequirement (3) (1)and(2) (4) Noneoftheabove

69. Foodgrain production was quite low after independence becauseofafterpartition (1) (2) (3) (4) lawandorderproblems drought highyieldingareasandPunjabwenttoPakistan (1)and(3)

70. Themaincropseasonsare (1) (3) three two (2) (4) four five

71. Themaincropseasonsare (1) (3) Kharif,rabi,jayad Kharifandrabi (2) (4) Kharif Rabi

72. ThemaincropsofKharifare (1) (2) (3) (4) rice,jowar,bajra maize,cotton,sugarcane (1)and(2) Noneoftheabove

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73. Themaincropsofrabiare (1) (2) (3) (4) wheat,jowar,barley gram,linseed,rapeseed,mustard (1)and(2) Noneoftheabove

81. Seedisanessentialcommodity. (1) (2) (3) (4) Yes No Insomestates Duringdroughtlinesonly

74. Riceisa (1) (3) summerandkharifcrop (2) rabicrop (4) monsooncrop Noneoftheabove

82. Theseedwasdeclaredessentialunder (1) (2) (3) (4) (2) (4) summercrop wintercrop 83. Seedproductionanddistributioniscontrolledunder (1) TheSeed(Control)Order,1983 TheEssentialCommodityAct,1995 Bothoftheabove Noneoftheabove (2) (2) (4) summercrop rabicrop (3) (4) EssentialCommodityAct,1955 SeedAct,1971 EssentialCommodityAct,1971 Noneofthese

75. Wheatisa (1) (3) rabicrop kharifcrop

76. Sugarcaneisa (1) (3) kharifcrop jayadcrop

77. MaizeZeamays (1) (2) (3) (4) Kharifandsummercrop Rabicrop Wintercrop Monsooncrop

84. MainaimofNewSeedPolicyistomakeavailabletoIndian farmers (1) (2) (3) (4) Bestqualityseedmaterialavailableanywhereinworld Bestqualityplantmaterialavailableanywhereinworld Bothoftheabove Noneoftheabove

78. Groundnutisa (1) (3) Kharifcrop Rabicrop (2) (4) Summercrop Kharifandsummercrop 85. Theplantquarantineclearanceisrequestedunder (1) (2) (3) (4) Plant,FruitandSeed(RegulationofimportinIndia) Order,1989 Plant(RegulationofimportinIndia)Order,1989 SeedAct,1989 Noneoftheabove

79. Indianseedprogrammeincludes (1) (2) (3) (4) centralandstategovernment ICAR,SAU's Public,Privateandcooperativesectors Alloftheabove

86. Exportofseedisallowed (1) liberallyexceptafewwhichneedslicence liberallyallowed licencesisrequired notallowed (2) Privateseedcompanies Both(1)and(2) (3) (4)

80. IndianSeedSectorconsistsof (1) (3) NSC,SFCI,SSCs Noneof(1)and(2) (2) (4)

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87. Overallimprovementinseedqualitywastheaimof (1) (2) (3) (4) NationalSeedProjectIII(SNPIII) NationalAgricultureControlBoard NationalSeedBoard Noneoftheabove

93. Thelawofdiminishingretimeappliesmoregenerallytowhich ofthefollowingindustry (1) (3) Chemical Agriculture (2) (4) Film Cloths

88. NSPIIIstandsfor (1) (2) (3) (4) NationalSeedProjectIII NationalSecurityProgrammeIII NationalSeedProgrammeIII NationalSafetyPlanIII

94. Afarmerhavinglessthanonehectareirrigatedlandisknown a s (1) (3) Bigfarmers Marginalfarmers (2) (4) Smallfarmers Noneofthese

95. In which of the following farming land is owned by Governmentandworkersworkasemployersgettingtheir wagesregularly. (1) (2) (3) (4) Peasantfarming Collectivefanning Cooperativefarming Statefanning

89. ThePlantquarantineactivitiesaimsat (1) (2) (3) (4) preventingintroductionofexoticpestsanddiseases intothecountry preventingexportofinfectiousmaterial Both(1)and(2) Noneoftheabove

96. Which of the following is a major objective of planning commission? (1) (2) (3) (4) Increaseagriculturalproduction Increaseemploymentopportunities Reducethepressureofpopulationonland Alloftheabove

90. Plantactivitiesareimplementedthrough (1) (2) (3) (4) DestructiveInsectsandPestsAct Plants,FruitsandSeedsOrder1989 InsecticideandBiogasAct,1989 Both(1)and(2)

91. The loan given for purchasing of seeds and fertilizers is calledas (1) (3) Longterm Medium (2) (4) Shortterm Allofthese

97. TheFoodCorporationofIndiawasestablishedinJanuary .....tosupplygrainsatreasonablepricestotheconsumers. (1) (3) 1945 1965 (2) (4) 1955 1975

92. Which of the followingholding is smaller than economic holdingandmaybeabletoprovideareasonablestandard ofleavingtothecultivator,butnotsufficientforthepurpose ofagriculturaloperationisknownas? (1) (3) Economicholding Basicholding (2) (4) Operationalholding Optimumholding

98. Whichofthefollowingprincipleisveryusefulindetermining thebestuseoflimitedresources? (1) (2) (3) (4) Lawofdiminishingregime Lawsubstitution Lawofequimarginalreturns Lawofopportunitycost

99. Inwhichofthefollowingfarmingtheowneroflandisfarmer (1) (3) Pleasant Diversified (2) (4) Mixed Specialized

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100. Inwhichofthefollowingfarming,largenumberoffarmers ownandtheymanagethefarmiscalledas (1) (3) Statefarming Collectivefarming (2) (4) Cooperativefarming Noneoftheabove

109. Rangerstrainingfirststartedduringtheyearof (1) (3) 1971 1988 (2) (4) 1978 1989

110. FirstVanMahotsavawasorganizedinIndiaon 101. Mediumtermloanarerepayableupto.....years. (1) (3) Three Two (2) (4) Five None 111. Indianforestsareasourceof 102. Shorttermlaonisgivenforaperiodof.....year. (1) (3) One Three (2) (4) Two Four 112. CentralRiceResearchInstituteislocatedat 103. Longtermloanisgivenfortheperiodof.....year. (1) (3) 5to15 45to55 (2) (4) 25to35 65to75 113. Whichvarietyofriceissuitableforbothrabiandkharifin AndhraPradeshandeasternstates? (1) (3) VLDhan81 CR629256 (2) (4) Neerja ProAgro103 (1) (3) PortBlair Manila (2) (4) Cuttack Bangalore (1) (3) Pulpwood Lac (2) (4) Gums Alloftheabove (1) (3) 1July,1946 1Aug.1948 (2) (4) 1July,1947 1July,1950

104. A farming system in which more than 50% receipts are derivedfromonesources (1) (3) Collectivefarming Specializedfarming (2) (4) Cooperativefarming Irrigationfarming

105. Whichofthefollowingisbroadleavedspecies? (1) (3) Teak Sterculea (2) (4) Sal Alloftheabove

114. Whichvarietyofriceisgrowninshallowlowlandareasof easternIndia? (1) (3) VLDhan CR629256 (2) (4) Neerja ProAgro103

106. Whichofthefollowingisshadebearertree? (1) (2) (3) (4) Magniferaindica Mimosopaelengi Delineaindica Alloftheabove

115. Thericegrainisa (1) (3) Caryopsis Bothoftheabove (2) (4) Psoropsis Noneofthese

116. Howmanyaminoacidsarenormallypresentinrice? (1) 15 19 (2) 17 (3) (4) 21

107.Whichofthefollowingtreeissuitableforsportindustry? (1) (3) MorusAlba Spruce (2) (4) Silverfir Ailanthus

117.Theredorpurplecolourofriceisowingto (1) anthocyanin plastids (2) (4) nonanthocyanin Noneofthese (3)

108. Whichofthefollowingisbestgrazingseasoninforest? (1) (3) Premonsoon Postmonsoon (2) (4) Duringmonsoon Aroundtheyear

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118. Consider the following statements: In paddy, fertilizer applicationshouldbedirectedtothe I . II. oxidisedzone reducedzone

124. Whichareselfpollinatedvegetablecrops? (1) (2) (3) (4) Carrot,Garlic,Okra,Tomato Onion,DatePalm,SweetPotato Pea,Okra,Potato,Chilli Brinjal,Lettuce,Garlic

III. surfaceofthesestatements Choosethecorrectcombination (1) (2) (3) (4) Iiscorrect IIandIIIarecorrect IIiscorrect IandIIarecorrect

125. Carrotisarichsourceof (1) (2) (3) (4) Carotene Cynacobalamine Pyridnme Alloftheabove

119. Thericecroptoleratessubmergencebecause (1) (2) (3) (4) theplantdoesnotneedoxygen theplanthasmechanismtotransportoxygenthrough leaves bacteriakeeptherhizosphereoxidized o xy ge n pe ne tr at i ng t he r oo t z on e th ro ug h ai r movementissufficient 126. PusaYamdagniisvarietyof (1) (3) Radish Carrot (2) (4) Potato Spinach

127. Blackrotofcarrotiscausedby (1) Botrytiscinaria Alternariaradicina Erwiniacarotovaro Noneofthese (2) (3) (4)

120. Totalnumberofcroppingpatternsinvolvingpaddyandjowar is (1) (3) 10 30 (2) (4) 29 60

128. Blackheartofpotatoisowingto 121. Whichtypeofdaysrequirefortuberizationinsweetpotato (1) (3) Shortdays Dayneutral (2) (4) Longdays Alltypes (1) (2) (3) (4) 122. Sugarbeetisa (1) (3) Tetraplarid Octaploid (2) (4) Hexaploid Alloftheabove 129. Temperatureandrelativehumidityforstorageofpotatois (1) (2) 123. Toxicgasesfrombrickkilnsarethemaincauseof (1) (3) Dieback Twigdieback (2) (4) Blacktop Stemcanker (3) (4) 3.1Cand6070%RH 3.3Cand8085%RH 3.5Cand7580%RH 3.7Cand9095%RH EfficientlyofCO2 LackofO2 Efficiencyofmicronutrient Alloftheabove

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130. Theprincipleofcroprotationis (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Thecropswithtapwithrootsshouldbefollowedby thosewhichhaveafibrousrootsystem The leguminous crops should be grown after non leguminouscrops More exhaustive crops should be following by less exhaustivecrops Selectionofthecropsshouldbedemandbased Alloftheabove

137.If a soil has more than 15% exchangeable sodium it is consideredtobe (1) (3) acidic neutral (2) (4) alkali Noneoftheabove

138. SoilswithhighpHaregenerallydeficientin (1) (3) ZnandMn CuandMo (2) (4) BandFe CaandMg

131. Whichofthefollowingisnotasystemoffarming? (1) (3) Statefarming Cooperativefarming (2) (4) Collectivefarming Dryfarming

139. Pistonspeedofthehighspeedtractorenginerangebetween .....m/min. (1) (3) 100to500 300to500 (2) (4) 200to500 400to500

132. WhoisassociatedwithNarmadaBachaoAndolan? (1) (3) A.B.Vajpayee MamataBannerjee (2) (4) MedhaPatkar SunderLalBahuguna

140. TotalbreedsofCattleinIndiaare (1) (3) 28 10 (2) (4) 27 30

133. Phosphorusfixationreferstothephenomenonof (1) (2) (3) (4) absorption of P2O5 by the plant and synthesis of biologicalcompounds leachingoffromsoilbypercolatingwaters conversionofsolublephosphorusintoplantunavailable forms anionexchangewithcolloidalconstituentsofsoil

141. FemaleTharparkerisa (1) (3) gooddraughtanimal poordraughtanimal (2) (4) excellentmilkbreed Noneoftheabove

142. Mostpopular dualpurposecattlebreed ofIndogangetic plainsis (1) (3) Hariana Meharana (2) (4) Surti Noneoftheabove

134. Theratiooforganiccarbontoorganicmatterinsoilsis (1) (3) 1.0:1.7 1.7:1.0 (2) (4) 1.0:2.0 2.0:1.0

143. Krishnavalleycattlebreedisnativeof (1) (2) along the river Kr'shna and adjoining are areas of Karnatan.. Karnataka TamilNadu Gujarat

135. Aunitofilliteconsistsof (1) (3) silica potassium (2) (4) alumina Alloftheabove

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136. TheCECvalueofmontmorillonite.....isme/100g. (1) (3) 80140 80160 (2) (4) 80150 80170

144. BestbreedofAsiancontinentis (1) (3) Sahiwal Rathi (2) (4) Hariana Noneoftheabove

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145. InWestIndiesnewbreedwasdevelopedbycrossingJersey M/F (1) (3) Sahiwal Gir (2) (4) Rathi Noneoftheabove

152. The National Scheme of Trainingof Rural Youth for Self EmploymentwasinitiatedfromAugust1979withtheprinciple objectivesof (1) (2) (3) (4) Provideemploymentofthepoorest Removalofunemploymentamongyouth Studyoftribalareas Systematictrainingofbackwardyouth

146. WestBengalUniversityofAgricultureandFisheriesScience islocatedat (1) (3) Kolkata Kalyani (2) (4) Barrackpore Noneoftheabove

153. Which of the following project was originally started to rehabilitatethedisplacedpersonfromPakistan? (1) (3) Etawah IVS (2) (4) Nilokheri Sevagram

147. During20002001subsidiestofishfarmersincreasedfor (1) (2) (3) (4) Constructionofpondsandtanks Inputforfishcultures Buildingofhouses Alloftheabove

154. Intrainingandvisitsystemeachsubdivisionsextension officer supervises and provides technical support to the eight.....underthisjurisdiction. (1) PAU AEO (2) (4) TNAU KAU (3)

148. Mariculturetechnologiesaredevelopedfor (1) (2) (3) (4) Greenmussel Pearloysters Clamsandseaweed Alloftheabove

155. Subdivisionalextensionofficershasateamofsubjectmatter specialists,eachteamhasthreespecialistfromwhichof thefollowingdiscipline (1) Agronomy,PlantProtection,Extension Botany,Horticulture,Agronomy AgriculturalExtension,Economics,Agronomy Noneoftheabove (2) (3) (4)

149. PUFAstandsfor (1) (2) (3) (4) PolyunsaturatedFattyAcid Polyurinaryfollicleagency Polymeraseunsaturatedfattyacid Noneoftheabove

150. WhatisthepositionofIndia ininlandfishproductionin world? (1) (3) First Third (2) (4) Second Fourth

156. Whichofthefollowingauthorityisresponsibleforthesmooth operation of all extension activities in the district that comprisethezone? (1) (3) PAO JDA (2) (4) SDEO AEO

151. WSSVstandsfor (1) (2) (3) (4) WasteSoilSalinityVirus WhiteSpotSyndromeVirus WhiteSpotSyndromeVessel Noneoftheabove

157. In India Panchayati Raj system was introduced by the recommendationofcommittee (1) (3) BasantRaoPatil AshokaMehata (2) (4) IndiraGandhi BalawantraiMehta

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158. I n a p pr e c ia t i on o f h i s e n vi r o nm e n ta l re s e ar c h a n d campaigns,spaceagencyNASAhasrecentlynamedaminor planetafterwhomamongthefollowing? (1) (3) SainudeenPattazhy SunitaNarayan (2) (4) AnilAgarwal R.K.Pachauri

165. WhoamongthefollowingwasthefounderoftheMuslim League? (1) (3) MuhammadAliJinnah NawabSalimullah (2) (4) ShaukatAli AgaKhan

166. WhosephilosophyiscalledtheAdvaita? 159. Who among the following was not a member of Cabinet Mission? (1) (3) SirStaffordCripps Radcliffe (2) (4) A.V. Alexander PethwickLawrence (1) (3) Ramanujacharya Nagarjuna (2) (4) Shankaracharya Vasumitra

167.ConsiderthefollowingVicePresidentsofIndia I . V.V.Giri II. IV. M.Hidayatullah G.S.Pathak III. B.D.Jatti

160. Underwhichoneofthefollowingsystemsofassessment, theBritishGovernmentcollectedrevenuedirectlyfromthe farmers? (1) (3) Zamindari Annawari (2) (4) Ryotwari Desaiwari

Whichoneofthefollowingisthecorrectchronologyoftheir tenures? (1) (3) IIVIIIII IIIIIIIV (2) (4) IIIIIIIV IVIIIIII

161. Who among the following has started the Public Works DepartmentinIndiainAD1848? (1) (3) LordWilliamBentinck LordWellesley (2) (4) LordDalhousie LordCornwalls

168. MatchListAwithListIIandselectthecorrectanswerusing thecodegivenbelowtheLists ListI (Person) I . G.K.Gokhale ListII (Associatedinformationof ) (A)ServantsofIndianSociety (B)BenarasHinduUniversity (C)FreeIndiaSociety (D)SwatantraParty (2) (4) IC,IID,IIIB,IVA IC,IIB,IIID,IVA

162. WhoamongthefollowingwasthriceelectedPresidentof theIndianNationalCongress? (1) (2) (3) (4) DadabhaiNaroji SurendranathBanjerjee GopalKrishnaGokhale ShankaranNair

II. M.M.Malaviya III. C.Rajagopalachari IV. V.V.Savarkar (1) (3) IA,IIB,IIID,IVC IA,IID,IIIB,IVC

163. Whoamongthefollowingwasnotapartytotheleaguethat wasdefeatedbytheBritishintheBattleofBuxar? (1) (3) Shujauddaulah MirJafar (2) (4) ShahAlam MirKasim

169. In which one of the following Ministries has the census organizationbeenfunctioningonapermanentfootingsince 1961? (1) (2) (3) (4) HealthandFamilyWelfare HomeAffairs SocialJusticeandEmpowerment HumanResourceDevelopment

164. InBuddhism,whatdoesPatimokkhastandfor? (1) (2) (3) (4) AdescriptionofMahayanaBuddhism AdescriptionofHinayanaBuddhism TherulesoftheSangha ThequestionofKingMenader

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170. Whichofthefollowingisnotarecommendationofthe'Ashok MehtaCommitteeonPanchayatiRaj? (1) (2) (3) (4) OpenparticipationofpoliticalpartiesinPanchayati Raj affairs. Creationofathreetiersystem. Reser vation of seats fo r S chedu led Caste s and ScheduledTribes. Compulsory powers of taxation to Panchayati Raj institution.

176. Whichoneofthefollowingisthepermissiblelevelofnoisein asilentzoneatdaytime? (1) 50db (2) 60db (3) 65db (4) 75db 177. Which one of the following is the first National Park establishedinIndia? (1) Bandipur (2) Corbett (3) Velavadar (4) Periyar 178. Brophytes are photosynthetic but do not have vascular tissueandtrueroots.Thisfeatureenablesthemtoresemble withwhichofthefollowing? (1) Fungi (2) Alage (3) Pteridophytes (4) Angiosperms 179. Thegeneticallyengineered'GoldenRice'isrichinwhichof thefollowing? (1) VitaminAandnicotinicacid (2) Caroteneandfolicacid (3) Caroteneandiron (4) VitaminAandniacin 180. Whichoneofthefollowingiscategorizedasmillet? (1) Wheat (2) Rice (3) Sorghum (4) Maize 181. TheplantdyeHennaimpartsorangeredcolourtoskinand harisduetoitsreactionwithwhichofthefollowing? (1) Proteinsandaminoacids (2) Lipids (3) Carbohydrates (4) Nucleicacids 182. Whatisthecorrectsequenceoffollowingevent? I . RowlattAct II. GandhiIrwinPact III. MorleyMintoReforms IV. IlbertBill (1) IIIIVIII (2) IVIIIIII (3) IVIIIIII (4) IIIIVIII

171. WithreferencetotheConstitutionofIndia,whichoneof thefollowingpairsisnotcorrectlymatched? Subject (1) (2) (3) (4) StockExchange Forest Insurance MarriageandDivorce List TheStateList TheConcurrentList TheUnionList TheConcurrentList

172. Whichofthefollowingpetroleumrefineryproductshasthe lowestboilingpoint? (1) (3) Kerosene Gasoline (2) (4) Diesel Lubricatingoil

173. InwhichoneofthefollowingplaceswasAsia'sfirstExport ProcessingZone(EPZ)setup? (1) (3) SantaCruz Cochin (2) (4) Kandla Surat

174. Whichoneofthefollowingzonesoftheatmosphereisrich inozonegas? (1) (3) Mesosphere Stratosphere (2) (4) Troposphere Ionosphere

175. Whichoneofthefollowingisafreelivingbacteriumthat helpsinnitrogenfixationinsoil? (1) (3) Azotobacter Azolla (2) (4) Anabaena Nostoc

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183. Which one ofthe following plants ispreferred formixed croppinginordertoenhancethebioavailabilityofnitrogen? (1) (3) Wheat Maize (2) (4) Gram Barley

189. AccordingtoArticle164(1)oftheConstitutionofIndia,in three states there shall be a Minister in charge of tribal welfarewhomayinadditionbeinchargeofthewelfareof theScheduledCastesandBackwardClasses.Whichoneof thefollowingStatesisnotcoveredbytheArticle. (1) Jharkhand MadhyaPradesh (2) (4) Punjab Orrisa (3)

184. The'RedDataBook'containinginformationonallwildplants andanimalsindangerofextinctionhasbeenpublishedby whichoneofthefollowing. a . b . C . d . InternationalUnion forconservationof Natureand NaturalResources(IUCN) WorldWildlifeFund(WWF) WorldConservationUnion(WCU) UnitedNationsEnvironmentProgramme(UNEP)

190. Whichoneofthefollowingistheoldestmountainrangein India? (1) (3) Himalayas Satpura (2) (4) Aravali Nilgiri

185. Wavelengthsofwhichofthefollowingcoloursofthevisible spectrumoflightaremaximallyabsorbedbygreenplants? (1) (3) GreenandYellow GreenandRed (2) (4) RedandBlue BlueandYellow

191. MatchListIwithListIIandselectthecorrectanswerusing thecodegivenbelowtheList ListI (River) I.Brahmaptura II.Krishna III.Narmade IV. Cauvery (1) (2) (3) (4) ID,IIB,IIIA,IVC ID,IIA,IIIB,IVC IC,IIB,IIIA,IVD IC,IIA,IIIB,IVD ListII (Tributary) (A)Musi (B)Tawa (C)Bhavani (D)Dikhow.

186. Theheadofadistrict(Ahara),theprincipalcoordinatorof therevenueandtheofficerinchargeofgeneralandmilitary functions in his jurisdiction during Mauryan Empire was knownas (1) (3) Krori Foujdar (2) (4) Rajuka Chirastadar

187.InwhichoneofthefollowingislandsofIndiaisanactive volcanofound? (1) (3) CarNicobarIsland BarrenIsland (2) (4) NancowryIslnad MayaBunderIsland

192. WhichoneofthefollowinglakesinIndiahasthehighest watersalinity? (1) (3) Dal Wular (2) (4) Chilika Sambhar

188. WhichoneofthefollowinglongitudesdeterminestheIndian StandardTime? (1) (3) 85.50E 84.50E (2) (4) 86.50E 82.50E

193. Whichoneofthefollowingpairsisnotcorrectlymatched? River (1) (2) (3) (4) Gomti Saryu Alaknanda Narmada City Lucknow Ayodhya Badrinath Satna

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194. Whichoneofthefollowingcitieswillnevergetthevertical raysofthesun? (1) (3) Srinagar Kolkata (2) (4) Mumbai Thiruananthapuram

201. Which one among the following States has the highest genderdisparity? (1) (3) Orissa Haryana (2) (4) UttarPradesh Maharastra

195. Whichoneofthefollowingsequenceoftheoilrefineriesof Indiaastheyoccurfromsouthtonorthiscorrect? (1) (2) (3) (4) KochiMangloreMumbaiKoyali KoyaliMumbaiMangaloreKochi KochiMumbaiMangaloreKoyali MangaloreKochiMumbaiKoyali

202. Whoamongthefollowingrecommendstotheparliamentfor theabolitionoftheLegislativeCouncilinaState? (1) (2) (3) (4) ThePresidentofIndia TheGovernoroftheconcernedState TheLegislativeCounciloftheconcernedState TheLegislativeAssemblyoftheconcernedState

196. Which one ofthe following states of Indiais the largest produceroflignitecoal. (1) (3) Maharashtra MadhyaPradesh (2) (4) Gujarat TamilNadu

203. WhichoneofthefollowingisthelargestCommitteeofthe Parliament? (1) (2) (3) (4) ThePublicAccountsCommittee TheEstimatesCommittee TheCommitteeonPublicUndertakings TheCommitteeonPetitions

197. WhichoneofthefollowingoilfieldsofIndiaistheoldest andstillproducingoil? (1) (3) BombayHigh Ankleshwar (2) (4) Digboi Naharkatiya

204. Who among the following was not a member of the ConstituentAssembly? (1) SardarVallabhbhaiPatel AcharyaJ.B.Kriplani LokNayakJayprakashNarayan K.M.Munshi (2) (3) (4)

198. InwhichoneofthefollowingplacesistheForestSurveyof India(FSI),anationalorganizationengagedinforestcover mapping,forestinventoryandtraininginthefieldofremote sensingandGIS,located? (1) (3) Dehradun Ahmedabad (2) (4) Itanagar Aizawl

205. WhoamongthefollowingwaselectedasthePresidentof AllIndiaKhilafatConferencethatmetinDelhiin1919? (1) (2) (3) (4) MotilalNehru MahatmaGandhi M.A.Jinnah ShaukatAli

199. Whichoneofthefollowingpairsisnotcorrectlymatched? Person (1) (2) (3) (4) O.P.Bhatt K.V.Kamath AdityaPuri VikramPandit Bank SBI ICICI HDFC IDBI

206. Becauseofwhichoneofthefollowingfactors,cloudsdonot precipateindeserts? (1) Lowpressure Highwindvelocity (2) (4) Lowhumidity Hightemperature (3)

200. MadhyaPradeshsharesitsborderwithhowmanyStates? (1) (3) 3 5 (2) (4) 4 6

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207.Firstquarterof200910(i.e.AprilJune2009)clocksGDP growthrateat (1) (3) 5.7% 6.1% (2) 5.9% (4) 6.4%

DIRECTIONS:Thefollowingitemsconsistoftwostatements: onelabeledasthe'Assertion(A)'andtheotheras'Reason(R)'. Youaretoexaminethesetwostatementscarefullyandselect theanswerstothesei9temsusingthecodegivenbelow


(1) (2) (3) (4) BothAandRareindividuallytrueandRisthecorrect explanationofA BothAand R areindividually truebut R isnot the correctexplanationofA AistruebutRisfalse AisfalsebutRistrue

208. Whichamongthefollowinghasbeenrestructuredundera newnomenclature'NationalLivelihoodMission' (1) (2) (3) (4) SwarnjayantiGramSwarojgarYojna NAREGA AnnapoornaYojna SwarnjayantiShahriRojgarYojana

213. Assertion (A): In India, the net sown area increased by about19percentfromtheyear195051to19992000. Reason (R): During the same period, there had been a concurrentdreaseintheareaunderforest. 214. Assertion (A): The Himalayan rivers are older than the mountainrangestheycross. Reason (R): The Himalayan river cut their channels the mountainrangestheycross. 215. Assertion (A): A rapid growth in population has been recordedincensussince1921. Reason(R):India'sdecadaldeathratesdeclinedgradually since1921. 216. Assertion(A):Argentinaisamajorwheatgrowingcountry oftheworld. Reason (R): Vast flat areas of the pampas help to use agriculturalmachineryandrailwaytransportusefacilities, alsosuitableclimateandsoilsprevailinArgentina. 217.Assertion(A):Coniferousforestsarefoundinthehigher altitudesofmountainsandinthesubArcticregions. Reason(R):Coniferoustreesgrowwellinhowtemperature regions. 218. Assertion(A):Indiaisoneoftheleadingproducersofmarine fisheriesintheworld. Reason(R):PeninsularIndiahasalongcoastline.

209. Proposed'LiterateIndia'missionputsfocuson (1) (3) AdultEducation MaleEducation (2) (4) WomenEducation ChildEducation

210. Which of the followingsector registered highest growth duringAprilJune2009? (1) (2) (3) (4) Agriculture Industry Service Allaboveregisteralmostequalgrowthrate

211. Govt.hascutdowntheinterestratesubsidyonfarmloan for200910from3percentleveloflastyearto (1) (3) 2.75percent 2.25percent (2) (4) 2.5percent 2percent

212. DuringAprilJune2008,agriculture,shareinIndia'sfirst quarterGDPwas16.8percentwhich,fortheperiodApril June2009,hasbecome (1) (3) 17.3percent 16percent (2) (4) 16.3percent 15.2percent

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219. Assertion(A):India'sclimatemainlycomprisesthetropic zoneinthesouthernhalfandthewarmtemperatezonein thenorthernhalf. Reason(R):TheTropicofCancerpassesthroughthecentral partofIndia. 220. Assertion(A):MajorriversofpeninsularIndiaflowintothe BayofBengalthroughgapsintheEasternGhats. Reason(R):ThegeneralgentleslopeoftheDeccanplateau isfromWesttoEast:these riversriseneartheWestern GhatsandflowtowardstheBayofBengal. 221. Assertion(A):PerennialriversarefoundintheHimalayan region. Reason (R): In spring and summer, snow melt in Upper Himalayasandmonsoonrainsintheotherseasonsgiven enoughwatertotheseriverstomakethemperennial. 222. Assertion(A):TheNorthAtlanticrouteisthebusiestofthe oceantraderoutesoftheworld. Reason(R):ThisrouteconnectsWesternEuropeandeastern N o r t h A m e r i c a , t w o d e n s e l y p o p u l a t e d a n d h i g h l y commercialized/industrializedregionsoftheworld. 223. MatchListIandListIIandselectthecorrectanswerusing thecodesgivenbelowthelists ListI (Nameofcropsgrown) A . B. C . D. (1) (3) rice jowar jute coffee ABCD 1234 3412 (2) (4) ListII (States) 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . Maharashtra Orissa Karnataka WestBengal ABCD 2341 2143

224. MatchListIandListIIandselectthecorrectanswerusing thecodesgivenbelowthelists ListI A.cloudiness B.westerlies C.famousfor D.drysummers,wet ListII 1.Equatorialandheavyregionprecipitationunfavourable 2. Mediterranean throughout region the year and mild winters 3.Savannaregiongameparklandtypeofvegetation 4.WestEuropeanwintersregionandorchardfarming ABCD (1) (3) 1432 1423 (2) (4) ABCD 4132 4123

225. MatchListIwithListIIandselectthecorrectanswer,using thecodesgivenbelowthelists ListI A . B. C . D. (1) (3) RiverGodavari riverNarmada RiverYamuna RiverGhaggar ABCD 4312 3241 (2) (4) 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . ListII Buriedchannels Estuary Delta Tributary ABCD 4213 3421

226. MatchListIwithListIIandselectthecorrectanswerby usingthecodesgivenbelowthelists ListI (Placeofmanufacturing) A . B. C . D. (1) (3) Haridwar Rishikesh Korba Bhatinda ABCD 3124 3142 (2) (4) 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . ListII (Industry) pharmaceuticals fertilizer heavyelectricals aluminium ABCD 4312 1324

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227.Which of the followingregions does not fall into scanty rainfallzone(below50cm) (1) (3) SouthEastPunjab SouthernHaryana (2) (4) Ladakh HimalayanSlopes

234. WhichriverflowsinthestateofHaryana? (1) (3) Ghaggar Ganges (2) (4) RaviandChenab Saraswati&Mahanadi

235. WhatistheliteracyrateofHimachalPradesh? 228. Whichamongthefollowingisthebiggestport? (1) (3) Visakhapatnam Tuticorin (2) (4) Mumbai Kandla 236. WhatistheliteracyrateofMaharashtra? 229. WhicharethemaincropsofArunachalPradesh? (1) (2) (3) (4) Rice,Maize,Millet,Wheat,Mustard Rice,Tobacco,Oilseeds,Jute,Cotton Tea,Jute,Rice,Cotton,Silk Noneofthese 237.WhatarethemaincropsofMaharashtra? (1) (2) 230. TheimportantmineralsofAssamare (1) (2) (3) (4) Coalandlimestone Petroleum Copperandmica Manganese,goldandquartzite 238. WhicharetheimportantmineralsfoundinManipur? (1) (2) 231. Theimportantindu8striesofAssamare (1) (2) (3) (4) Teaprocessing,oilrefineriesandcoal Silkandplywood Botharecorrect noneofthese 239. WhichisthemajormineralsfoundinPunjab? (1) (3) 232. WhichmineralsarefoundinChattisgarh? (1) (2) (3) (4) Ironore,limestone,dolomite Coal,bauxite,corundum Gaunet,Guartz,marble,diamond All 240. Themaincropsofsikkimare (1) (2) (3) (4) 233. WhichriversflowinthesateofGujarat? (1) (2) (3) (4) NarmadaandTapti SabarmatiandMahanadi Banas,SaraswatiandDamanganga All 241. ThemajormineralsfoundinUttarPradeshare (1) (2) (3) (4) LimestoneandDolomite Rockphosphateanddolomite Copperandgraphite Noneofthese Rice,maize,bajra,wheat,barley,cardamom Sugercanetobacco,wheat,rice Chillies,oilseeds,groundnut,pepper Noneofthese Coal Saltpetre (2) (4) Gold Iron (3) (4) Sillimanite,nickel,petroleum Oil,coal,manganese Iron,lime,bauxite Noneofthese (3) (4) Jowar,millet,cotton Wheat,rice,sugarcane,tobacco Groundnut,coffee,oilseeds,chillies All (1) (3) 77.27% 55.25% (2) (4) 66.26% 44.24% (1) (3) 68.59% 22.63% (2) (4) 77.13% 54.40%

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242. TheliteracyrateofAndaman&NicobarIslandsis (1) (3) 81.18% 79.23% (2) (4) 80.76% 78.11%

248. Whencomparedwiththeaveragefarmerwhichofthefarmers haveslightlyhighereducation,arelittleyoungerinageand participatemoreinformalorganization? (1) (3) Awareners Earlyadopters (2) (4) Adoption Alloftheabove

243. Relatethefollowing A . B. C . D. (1) (3) Maize UttarPradesh Jowar AndhraPradesh aiv,bI,ciii,dii aiv,bi,ciidiii i. ii. iii. iv. (2) (4) Autumnrice Rabijowar Rabicrops Kharifcrops aI,bii,ciii,div aI,biicIdiv

249. Whichofthefollowingfarmersarelastadoptnewideas, have the least education, few social contact and low participationinformalorganization? (1) (3) Laggards Adopterid (2) (4) Earlymajority Alloftheabove

244. Matchthefollowing Rivers A . B. C . D. (1) (3) Indus Ganges Godavari Narmada A2,B1,C4,D3 A1,B2,C3,D4 Origin 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . (2) (3) U.P. Tibet MadhyaPradesh Maharashtra A4,B3,C2,D1 A3,B4,C1,D2

250. A continuous series of activities or Cooperation leader leadingtothedevelopmentofadefiniteplanofactionto accomplishparticularobjectiveisknownas (1) (3) TrainingandVisit Bothoftheabove (2) (4) ProgrammePlanning Noneoftheabove

251. Evaluationisanessentialstepintheextensioneducational processandisanintegralpartof (1) (3) ProgrammePlanning Bothoftheabove (2) (4) Adoption Noneoftheabove

245. Whichofthefollowingisthemajorcharacteristicofgood extensionprogramme? (1) (3) Awarenso Flexible (2) (4) Adoption Noneoftheabove

252. In extension programmeplanningplan ofwork refers to descriptionof (1) (3) Awareness RuralSociology (2) (4) Innovators Situationandproblems

246. The degree to which an individualis relatively earlier in adoptingnewideasthanothermemberofhissocialsystem isknownas (1) (3) Canmumcation Innovativeness (2) (4) Adoption Laggards

253. The impact of Green Revolution in India has been more spectacularontheproductionof (1) (3) Cereals Bothoftheabove (2) (4) Vegetables Noneoftheabove

247. Thefirstfarmerswhoadoptanewideabeforeanyoneelse intheircommunityarecalledas (1) (3) Awareners Evaluation (2) (4) Innovators Alloftheabove

254. Whichofthefollowingisopulentfortheextensionworkers andthepeopletofollowinmovingforward? (1) (3) Innovators Developplanofwork (2) (4) Adoption Noneoftheabove

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255. Inextensionprogrammeplanningtheprocessofdetermining theextenttowhichobjectivehavebeenattainedisknownas (1) (3) Evaluation EarlyMajority (2) (4) Laggards Noneoftheabove

262. Which of the following is the major principle of method demonstration? (1) (3) Seeingisbelieving Todevelopleadership (2) (4) Learningbydoing Noneoftheabove

256. InProgrammeplanningassemblingoffactspertainingto (1) (2) (3) (4) Awareness Innovations Keepingtherecorduptodate Noneoftheabove

263. ReserveBankofIndiawasestablishedinyear (1) (3) 1910 1946 (2) (4) 1923 1929

264. TheunitofdevelopmentcommunityDevelopmentprogramme was (1) (3) Tahsil Village (2) (4) State District

257.InExtensionprogrammeplanninganalysisorinterpretation ofsituationmeans (1) (2) (3) (4) NDP Translationoffactsintofamiliarlanguage KVK Noneoftheabove

265. IndianCouncilofAgriculturalResearch(ICAR)was establishedin (1) (3) 1909 1946 (2) (4) 1923 1929

258. Inextensionprogrammeplanningthevaluationofallstages shouldbedoneat (1) (2) (3) (4) Thebeginningofprogrammeyear Theendofprogrammeyear Beforeimplementationofprogramme Noneoftheabove

266. Whichofthefollowingistheprincipleobjectiveofextension education? (1) (2) (3) (4) TeachingofRuralPeople DevelopmentofLeadership DevelopmentofRuralpeople Noneoftheabove

259. The guidance,leadership and corneal of the efforts of a groupofindividualstowardsomecommongoalisknownas (1) (3) Administration Bothoftheabove (2) (4) Extensioneducation Noneoftheabove

267.Whichofthefollowingistheextensionteachingmethodsit includesposters,photographs,filmstrips,blackboards,etc. (1) (3) Audiovisual Written (2) (4) Visual Spoken

260. Theassembling oftwoormore integratinghumanbeing collectivelyseekingtoattainsomecommongoalisknownas (1) (3) NDP ORP (2) (4) KVK Extensionorganization

268. IndianAgriculturalResearchInstitutewasestablishedat PusainBiharin (1) (3) 1901 1905 (2) (4) 1910 1925

261. Asanextensionteachingmethodtelevisioncanbegrouped under (1) (3) Groupcontact Individualcontact (2) (4) Visual Audiovisual

269. Thebasicideaofcommunitydevelopmentprogrammewas (1) (3) BuildingofSchool (2) BuildingofRoads Noneoftheabove BuildingofHumanbeing (4)

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270. Theprocessofteachingruralpeople,howtolivebetterby learningwaysthatimprovetheirform,homeandcommunity institution (1) (3) ExtensionWork ExtensionEducation (2) (4) ExtensionProgramme Noneoftheabove

276. Whichofthefollowingisfundamentalobjectiveofmethod demonstrationconductedbytheextensionworker? (1) (2) (3) (4) Showworthofapracticetothefarmer Teachaskilltothefarmer Influencethefarmer Influencetheauthority

271. WhichofthefollowingstepofExtensioneducationprocess consistofreviewofpreviouseffortsandresultswhichreveal anewsituation? (1) (2) (3) (4) Reconsideration Evaluation Analysisofsituation Decidinguponobjectives

277. Whatistheimportantadvantageofsuingfarmpublications? (1) (2) (3) (4) Usefulfordevelopingnewtechniques Can reach a large number of people quickly and simultaneously Reachpeopledirectly Arouseandsustaininterest

272. Abodyofgeneralprinciplesorlawsofafieldofknowledge activityisknownas (1) (3) Education Amplification (2) (4) Extension Noneoftheabove

278. Whichofthefollowingisamediumformasscommunication andtoolforgivinginformationandentertainment? (1) (3) Circularletter Telephonecall (2) (4) Officecall Noneoftheabove

273. A process by which a person becomes changed in his behaviourthroughselfactivityisknownas (1) (3) Teaching Amplification (2) (4) Learning Education

279. Whichofthefollowingisaninstructionalcommunicating deviceinwhichthemessagecanbeheardaswellasseen? (1) (3) Visual Audiovisual (2) (4) Audio Masscontact

274. WhichofthefollowingExtensionteachingmethodisfaceto facetypeofindividualcontactbytheextensionworkerwith thefarmerathishome? (1) (3) FarmandHomevisit Resultdemonstration (2) (4) Officecall Noneoftheabove

280. Whichofthefollowingisaninstructionalorcommunicating devicecanbeusedasaudiovisualaids? (1) (2) (3) (4) Television DramasandPuppetshows Soundfilms Alloftheabove

275. FarmandHomevisitmethodismoreadvantageoustoward (1) (2) (3) (4) Quickcommunication Gainingconfidenceoffarmers Creditinggeneralawarenessamongfarmers Noneoftheabove

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