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Agricultural Officer(Agricultur/Kerala Land Use Board/DCB(Kannur)) - 2016

 

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1. Most important disease of solanaceous crops in Kerala:
Fusarium wilt

Mosaic

Fruitrot

Bacterial wilt
2. Preethi is a popular variety of:
Pumpkin

Bitter gourd

Snake gourd

Ash gourd
3. Yellow fleshed seedless watermelon developed from Kerala Agricultural University:
Sugar Baby

Arka Manik

Shonima

Swarna
4. Dioecious cucurbit crop:
Coccinia

Bitter gourd

Pumpkin

Ash gourd
5. Richest source of vitamin A
Cabbage

Bhindi

Capsicum

Drumstick leaves
6. Days taken for the germination of chilli seed:
2

3

12

8
7. Common prapagule for giadiolus:
Corm

Sucker

Rhizome

Bulb
8. Most ideal jasmine species suitable for cultivation in Kerala:
Jasminum grandiflorum

J.Auriculatum

J.Sambac

J.multiflorum
9. Monopodial orchid commonly grown in Kerala:
Vanda

Dendrobium

Cattleya

Oncidium
10. Thornless rose rootstock developed from IIHR,Bangalore:
Sukumari

Sharada

Nishkant

Mrinalini
11. Common propagation technique adopted for mango:
Air layering

Tongue grafting

Stone grafting

Cutting
12. Best planting material for banana:
Peeper sucker

Sword Sucker

Water Sucker

Male bud
13. Fruit crop with maximum share of production:
Apple

Banana

Mango

Citrus
14. Rootstock inducing dwarfness in citrus:
Cleopatra mandarin

Rough Lemon

Swingle citrumelo

Trifoliate orange
15. Popular white coloured seedless grape:
Thompson seedless

Gulabi

Sharad Seedless

Bangalore Blue
16. Popular tender coconut variety:
West coast tall

Chavakkad Orange Dwarf

Chandrakalpa

Pratap
17. In triangular system of planting with a spacing of 7.6 m,number of coconut palms accommodated in one hectare:
280

220

198

170
18. Leading coffee exporting country in the world:
Vietnam

Brazil

India

China
19. King of spice:
Cardamom

Saffron

Black pepper

All spice
20. Leading turmeric producing state in India:
Andhra Pradesh

Keralam

Tamil Nadu

Karnataka
21. National Seed Corporation(NSC)was established during the year:
1966

1973

1963

2004
22. Breeder seeds are produced from:
Nucleus seeds

Certified seeds

Foundation seeds

Registered seeds
23. Genetic purity of a seed means:
Absence of inert matter

Absence of weed seed

Absence of other variety seeds

Absence of defective seeds
24. Maximum amount of weed seed permitted in rice seed for getting certified:
0 seeds/kg

20 seeds/kg

5 seeds/kg

15 seeds/kg
25. Isolation distance for seed production in sorghum:
3m

1000 m

200 m

1500 m
26. Unique feature of PPVFR Act(2001)not provided in UPOV Act(1991):
Registration of extant variety

Commercial use of all material of the protected variety

Provision for farmers privilege

Protection of varieties of nationally recognized plant species
27. Under UPOV 1991 Act,the criteria that a plant variety need not satisfy for protection:
Novelty

Distinctiveness

Uniformity

Suitability
28. The first product in India to bag Geographical Indication:
Malabar pepper

Allepy turmeric

Darjeeling tea

Palakadan Matta
29. In India Bio Diversity Act was enacted during the year:
2000

1998

2015

2002
30. Trade related Intellectual Property Right(TRIPs)agreement forms a part of which round of GATT
Paris

Uruguay

Geneva

Kolkatta
31. Type of selection done from a germplasm collection for the individuals with extreme phenotype of a trait:
Disruptive selection

Directional selection

Environmental selection

Stabilizing selection
32. When velocity of fast neutron mutagen is reduced by hard water then it is termed as:
Thermal neutron

Elastic neutron

Hard neutron

Excited neutron
33. ’D’genome of Triticum asestivum is derived from which species:
Triticium monococcum

Aegilops tauschii

Aegilops speltoides

Triticum turgidum
34. Yellow coloured seedless watermelon released from Kerala Agricultural University:
Swetha

Shonima

Neelima

Swarna
35. If male sterility of a line in hybrid seed production is maintained by altering the temperature it is known as:
One line breeding

Two line breeding

Three line breeding

Mutation breeding
36. Hybrid rice:
Matta Thriveni

Jaya

Uma

CORH 1
37. Average husked nut size required while selecting mother palm in coconut:
350g

420g

570g

720g
38. World’s first GMS based hybrid in pigeon pea:
GT101

ICPH8

CSH10

PHB11
39. Sesamum variety released for summer rice fallow in sandy tract:
Thilak

Soma

Surya

Kayamkulam 1
40. Multiple hybrid of tapioca:
Sree Visakham

Sree Sahya

Sree Rekha

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41. A BPH tolerant variety of rice:
Jyothi

Aruna

Uma

Kanchana
42. The pest that affects export quality of mango fruits:
Stem and fruit borer

Hoppers

Fruit fly

Nut weevil
43. Scientific name of coconut eriophyid mite:
Tetranychus urticae

Aceria guereronis

Paradasynus rostratus

Oligotetranychus sp
44. Katte disease of cardamom is caused by:
Protozoa

Bacteria

Virus

Fungus
45. A bio control agent used for the management of quick wilt of pepper:
Pseudonymous florescence

Trichoderma viride

VAM

PGPR
46. Which of the following is a systemic fungicide?
Zineb

Mancozeb

Carbendazim

Ediphenphos
47. The trade name of copper oxychloride is:
Contaf

Dithane

Fytolan

Fytolan
48. Which of the new generation insecticide belongs to neonicotinoid group?
Flubendiamide

Hexaconazole

Spinosad

Acetamiprid
49. The causal organism of panama wilt in banana:
Eusarium pallidoroseum

Fusarium oxysporum

Fusarium equisetti

All the three
50. Drying of leaves back from the tip,curling and undulated yellowish necrosis in rice is the symptom of:
Sheath blight

Bacterial leaf blight

Leaf scald

Stack burn
51. Vector of Yellow vein mosaic disease in bhindi:
White flies

Aphids

Mites

Thrips
52. The fungal bio agent used for the management of coconut rhinoceros beetle:
Beauveria bassiana

Metarhizium anisopliae

Lecanicillium lecanii

Oryctes rhinoceros
53. Yellow sticky trap is used for the management of:
Moths and butterflies

Small beetles and bugs

Crickets and grass hoppers

Aphids and white flies
54. Common predators of aphid colonies:
Coccinellid beetles

Parrots

Squirrels

Mirid bugs
55. The pest that can be controlled using Bt brinjal:
Brinjal lace wing

Brinjal mealy bug

Brinjal fruit and shoot borer

Brinjal scales
56. Scienctific name of little bee is:
Apic cerana

Apis mellifera

Apis florae

Tetragonula iridipennis
57. A viral disease that affects sericulture is:
Grasserie

Pebrine

Muscardine

Influenza
58. The insect vector of dengue fever is:
Aedes aegypti

Anopheles sp

Culex sp

All the three
59. Carbofuran 3G is now temporarily substituted by:
Carbosulfan 6

Phorate 10 G

Fipronil 0.3G

Malathion
60. The recent ban of red labeled insecticides was imposed in Kerala in:
2015

2012

2013

2011
61. MO-21,the non-lodging photoinsensitive semi-tall variety suitable for Kuttanad is known as:
Prathyasha

Samyuktha

Manupriya

Chingam
62. Nitrogen content of oil seeds is calculated by dividing the protein content by the factor: A.2.86 B.6.25 C.4.38 D.5.85*
2.86

6.25

4.38

5.85
63. The protein content of soyabean is---------%.
20-24

40-43

30-35

10-15
64. The anti-nutritional factor present in the oil of rapeseed and mustard is:
Hydrocyanic acid

Calcium oxalate

Erucic acid

Ricinine
65. The total land area required under sole cropping to give the same yields obtained in the intercropping mixture is called:
Land equivalent ratio

Competition ratio

Relative crowding co-efficient

Income equivalent ratio
66. The bacteria used for incorporating genes in the production of golden rice is:
Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Aspergillus fumigates

Azospirillum brasillensis

Erwinia uredovora
67. The Indian Institute of Pulses Research is located at:
Lucknow

Hyderabad

Bangalore

Kanpur
68. The gross area under rice in Kerala is --------------lakh ha.
2.24

1.56

1.98

3.54
69. The domesticated species of sugarcane is:
Saccharum barberi

Saccharum officinarum

Saccharum sinense

Saccharum spontaneum
70. Hybrid Napier is a hybrid of:
Bajra x Napier

Sorghum x Napier

Napier x Congo signal

Guinea grass x Napier
71. The Central Reasearch Institute for Dryland Agriculture is located at:
Bangalore

Rayalaseema

Hyderabad

Dharwad
72. The process of movement of free water from the surface into the soil is called:
Infiltration

Percolation

Seepage

Interflow
73. The surface irrigation method used for irrigating most of the rice in the world is:
Flood irrigation

Check basin method

Border irrigation

Ring basin method
74. ----------is a selective herbicide used for controlling grasses,especially Echinochloa in rice.
2,4-D

Glyphosate

Bispyribac sodium

Cyhalofop butyl
75. The Calcium Carbonate Equivalency(CCE)of-----------is 100.
Dolomite

Calcite

Hydrated lime

Quicklime
76. Cattle which feed on-------------deficient fodder crops may develop grass tetany.
Magnesium

Pottasium

Sulphur

Calcium
77. The organism used for composting coir pith is:
Pseudomonas

Trichoderma

Beauveria

Pleurotus
78. Chlorimuron ethyl+Metsulfuron methyl is a herbicide used in areas where -----------weed is a problem.
Fimbristylis

Sacciolepis

Marselia

Ludwigia
79. Decrease in water potential caused by the adsortption of water to soil surfaces is called:
Pressure potential

Matric potential

Osmotic potential

Gravitational potential
80. The first reported occurrence of herbicide resistance in India was that of the weed-------------in wheat to Isoproturon.
Avena fatua

Chenopodium album

Phalaris minor

Melilotus alba
81. Who was the power to dissolve the Lok Sabha?
Prime Minister

Chief Justice of India

Vice President

President
82. The writer who won the Kendra Sahitya Academy award 2014?
P.Narayankurup

K.R.Meera

Subhash Chandran

Sachidanandan
83. Who is the author of the Book ‘Voice from Chernobill’?
Swetlana Alazeevich

Vole Soyinka

Selma Lagerlof

Linus Pauling
84. The Jnana Pita Award was given for the first time in:
1961

1956

1970

1965
85. Who was the editor of the Journal ‘Mitavadi’?
C.V.Kunju Raman

T.K.Madhavan

C.Krishnan

Ramakrishna Pillai
86. The British Governor who issued orders permitting Channar women to weal Jacket and Pinafore:
Colonel Mouroe

Lord Haris

Lord William Bentick

Lord Macaulary
87. Who was the founder of ‘AtmaVidya Sangam’?
Ayyankali

Brahmananda Sivayogi

Dr.Palpu

Vagbhatananda
88. The Temple Entry Proclamation in Kochi was issued in the year:
1951

1948

1938

1940
89. The present number of Block Panchayaths in Kerala:
152

150

164

161
90. Which is the 11nd Railway line in Kerala?
Kollam-Schencottai

Boypore-Tirur

Tirur-Kuttippuram

Shornnur-Kozhikkode
91. The science deals with the study about snakes is knowns as:
Filicology

Otology

Ophelology

Apilology
92. Which is the largest taluk in Kerala?
Ponnani

Palakkad

Ottappalam

Eranad
93. Which among the following metals is known as ‘Quick Silver’?
Mercury

Cromium

Argon

Silicon
94. Which day is celebrated as International non-violence day by the UNO?
January 30

October 2

December 10

November 14
95. The head quarters of National Intelligence Agency in Kerala:
Kochi

Thiruvanathapuram

Kozhikkode

Trissure
96. The first Indian state to get Nirmal Gram Award:
Punjab

Jammu Kashmir

Sikkim

Haryana
97. Which state has the largest coast line in India?
Kerala

Gujarat

Andhra Pradesh

Tamilnadu
98. National emergency can be declared by the president only
On ground of external aggressions

On the basis of recommendation of the cabinet

On ground of war

On ground of internal disturbance
99. The idea of constitution of India was first of all given by:
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

M.N.Roy

Dr.RadhaKrihnan

V.K.Krishna Menon
100. Who was the first elected vice president of India?
Dr.Zakkir Hussain

Dr.Rajendra Prasad

V.V.Giri

Gyani Sail Sing