(AO) Agriculture Officer Old Question Paper 2014

(AO) Agriculture Officer Old Question Paper 2014

RPSC (AO) Agriculture Officer Old Question Paper 2014

  • Title:- Agriculture officer Question Paper 2015
  • Eligibility :- M.sc(Agriculture)
  • Exam Notification  Date :- 2014
  • Exam Date :- 13-02-2016
  • Total Question(Agriculture) :- 120 

 

(AAO) Assistant Agriculture Officer Question Paper 2015

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1

Precipitation having water droplets ranging from 0.2 to 0.5 mm in diameter is called as :-

  • Drizzle
  • Hail
  • Snow fall
  • Mist

Drizzle

2

The number of Agro-Ecological Zones in India is :-

  • 15
  • 20
  • 127
  • 10

20

3

Which of the following is not a basis of delineating agroclimatic zones in India :-

  • Cropping
  • system Soil
  • Land use planning
  • Topography

Land use planning

4

The heat released or absorbed per unit mass by a system during a change of phase is called as:-

  • Lapse rate
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Latent heat
  • Langley

Latent heat

5

Medium range weather forecasting is valid for :-

  • 1-3 days
  • 3-10 days
  • 10-15 days
  • 15-21 days

  • 3-10 days

6

‘Brown manuring’ is commonly practiced in :-

  • Chickpea
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Wheat

  • Rice

7

Downward and lateral movement of water into soil from a source of supply is known as:-

  • Permeability
  • Percolation
  • Leaching
  • Seepage

  • Leaching

 

8

If the net amount of irrigation is 8 cm and the field efficiency is 75 per cent, the gross amount of water to be applied to the field is :-

  • 10.66 cm
  • 9.30 cm
  • 6.00 cm
  • 5.33 cm

10.66 cm

9

Example of partial root parasitic weed is :-

  • Loranthus
  • Orobanche
  • Cuscuta
  • Striga

  • Striga

 

10

In which of the following crop, Imazethapyr herbicide is used to manage weeds in standing crop :-

  • Wheat
  • Mustard
  • Clusterbean
  • Maize

  • Clusterbean

11

The ratio of annual precipitation to potential evapo-transpiration (PET) for semi-arid regions is :-

  • Less than 0.05
  • 0.05 to 0.20
  • 0.20 to 0.50
  • 0.50 to 0.65

  • 0.20 to 0.50

12

Which of the following type of soil degradation is most dominated in drylands of dry-subhumid climate:-

  • Wind erosion
  • Water erosion
  • Chemical degradation
  • Physical degradation

  • Water erosion

 

13

The concept of using the same land or portion of it, simultaneously or sequentially for fodder, food and fuel is known as:-

  • Ley farming
  • Community forestry
  • Horti-pastoral system
  • Forage forestry

  • Forage forestry

14

The scientific name of napier grass is :-

  • Panicum maximum
  • Pennisetum purpureum
  • Stylosanthes guianensis
  • Cenchrus setigerus

  • Pennisetum purpureum

15

Maize is an example of :-

  • C₃ plant
  • C₄ plant
  • CAM plant
  • Orchids

  • C₄ plant

16

The optimum average temperature requirement for ripening of wheat is about :-

  • 8-12 °C
  • 14-16°C
  • 18-20°C
  • 22-24°C

  • 14-16°C

17

Inflorescence of sugarcane is technically known as :-

  • Panicle
  • Arrow
  • Tassel
  • Bolt

  • Arrow

 

18

Which of the following variety of barley is recommended for late sown and unirrigated conditions of Rajasthan :-

  • RD 2035
  • RD 2552
  • RD 2508
  • RD 2592

  • RD 2508

19

Seed soaking of pearlmillet with sodium sulphate solution aims at imparting:-

  • Salt tolerance
  • Disease resistance
  • Earliness
  • Drought tolerance

  • Salt tolerance

20

In deep soil, the soil profile is generally studied up to a depth of :-

  • 60 cm
  • 150 cm
  • 500 cm
  • 250 cm

  • 150 cm

21

The approximate value of cation exchange capacity of organic colloid is ____ C mole (p⁺) kg⁻ˡ soil:-

  • 80-150
  • 3-10
  • 10-40
  • More than 200

  • More than 200

22

None saline-alkali soils usually have Pᴴ range between :-

  • 7.5-8.5
  • 8.5-10.0
  • 10-12
  • 12-14

  • 8.5-10.0

23

The critical value of soil ECe for germination of seed of crop is :-

  • Up to 2 ds/m
  • 2-4 ds/m
  • 4-6 ds/m
  • 6-8 ds/m

  • Up to 2 ds/m

24

Which of the following nutrient element is immobile in plants:-

  • P
  • S
  • Ca
  • Mn

Ca

 

25

Metabolic transformation of inorganic plant nutrients into organic plant constituents is known as :-

  • Fixation
  • Assimilation
  • Fusion
  • Mobilization

Assimilation

26

The average N,P,K composition of night soil is about :-

  • 3.5, 2.0, 1.0 %
  • 5.5, 4.0, 2.0 %
  • 3.5, 4.0, 2.0 %
  • 5.5, 2.0, 1.0 %

5.5, 4.0, 2.0 %

27

The law of restitution was propounded by :-

  • Mitscherlich
  • Spillman
  • Baule
  • J.Von Liebig

  • J.Von Liebig

28

The concept of critical soil test level was given by :-

  • Muhr
  • Gregory
  • Cate and Nelson
  • Mitscherlich

Cate and Nelson

29

Blue-green algae is also known as:-

  • Chlorophyta
  • Xanthophyta
  • Diatoms
  • Cyanophyta

  • Cyanophyta

30

The word “Horticulture” is derived from:-

  • Latin
  • Greek
  • Persian
  • English

Latin

31

Goma Kirti is a improved variety of which fruit crop:-

  • Pomegranate
  • Ber
  • Grape
  • Phalsa

Ber

32

Papain is extracted from which fruit crop:-

  • Papaya
  • Mango
  • Litchi
  • Banana

  • Papaya

33

Which fruit is most suitable for jelly making :-

  • Mango
  • Guava
  • Banana
  • Papaya

Guava

34

Vegetable suitable for canning is :-

  • Pea
  • Brinjal
  • Chilli
  • Radish

Pea

35

Buttoning disorder occur due to :-

  • Deficiency of nitrogen
  • Deficiency of Boron
  • Excess of calcium
  • None of these

Deficiency of nitrogen

36

Edible podded variety of pea is:-

  • Sylvia
  • Jawahar matar -4
  • Arkel
  • None of these

  • Sylvia

37

Commercial method of propagation of gladiolus is :-

  • Bulb
  • Corm
  • Seed
  • Budding

  • Corm

38

Suitable time of budding in rose is:-

  • December-January
  • July-Aug
  • May-June
  • March-April

December-January

39

Rock Garden is situated at:-

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Chandigarh
  • Jaipur

  • Chandigarh

40

The most important causal agent responsible for the spoilage and rotting of vegetables is :-

  • Fungi
  • Virus
  • Bacteria
  • Phytoplasma

Bacteria

 

 


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41

Little leaf of brinjal is caused by :-

  • Fungi
  • Phytoplasma
  • Virus
  • Bacteria

Phytoplasma

42

Whiptail in cauliflower is due to the deficiency of :-

  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Molybdenum
  • Calcium

Molybdenum

43

Tikka disease of groundnut is caused by :-

  • Fusarium
  • Cercospora
  • Puccinia
  • Aspergillus

Cercospora

44

The fungus associated with late blight of tomato is :-

  • Phytophthora parasitica
  • Phytophthora infestans
  • Alternaria solani
  • Plasmospara viticola

Phytophthora infestans

45

Yellow vein mosaic of Bhindi is transmitted by :-

  • Aphid
  • White fly
  • Jassid
  • Nematode

White fly

46

Karnal Bunt of wheat is caused by :-

  • Puccinia graminis
  • Sclerospora graminicola
  • Tilletia indica
  • Fusarium udum

Tilletia indica

47

Citrus canker is caused by :-

  • Bacteria
  • Virus
  • Fungi
  • Phytoplasma

  • Bacteria

48

Molya disease of wheat and barley is caused by which nematode:-

  • Heterodera zeae
  • Heterodera avenae
  • Globodera rostochiensis
  • Heterodera graminicola

Heterodera avenae

49

Root-knot disease is caused by which nematode:-

  • Pratylenchus spp.
  • Heterodera spp.
  • Meloidogyne spp.
  • Radopholus spp.

Meloidogyne spp.

50

Which of the following is used as a trap crop in cabbage:-

  • Cowpea
  • Cotton
  • Indian mustard
  • Marigold

Indian mustard

51

Helicoverpa armigera is the major pest of :-

  • Brinjal
  • Gram
  • Mustard
  • Potato

Gram

52

Which of the following is the miticide ?

  • Acephate
  • Imidacloprid
  • Omite-57
  • Phorate

Omite-57

53

What is the scientific name of white grub:-

  • Sitotroga cerealella
  • Holotrichia consanguinea
  • Coccinella septumpunctata
  • Schistocerca gregaria

Holotrichia consanguinea

54

In case of swallowed insecticidal poison, which treatment is most effective?

  • Vomiting and stomach wash be done
  • Washing by soap
  • Use of burnol
  • Bring immediately in open air

Vomiting and stomach wash be done

 

55

Which of the followings is the best method for directly utilizing the available variability in self pollinated crops :-

  • Domestication
  • Pure line selection
  • Pedigree Method
  • Introduction

  • Introduction

 

56

If soil fertility is variable in the (in patches) field then the method for crop improvement would be :-

  • Mass selection
  • Stratified mass selection
  • Unit selection
  • Recurrent selection

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57

 Now-a-days single cross hybrids are more popular :-

  • Cheaper, readily available
  • Availability of vigorous inbred lines, high yielding and uniform
  • Require less seed quantity
  • All of these

  • Availability of vigorous inbred lines, high yielding and uniform

 

58

In India seed inspection is essential for :-

  • Nucleus seed, breeder seed, foundation seed
  • Breeder seed, foundation seed, certified seed
  • Nucleus seed, breeder seed, foundation seed, certified seed
  • Breeder seed, foundation seed , registered seed and certified seed

  • Breeder seed, foundation seed, certified seed

59

During seed production, plants of different variety of same crop is called:-

  • Weed
  • Volunteer
  • Off type
  • All of these

Off type

 

60

 Hybrid vigour is mostly due to :-

  • Homozygocity of pure characters
  • Superiority of all the genes
  • Heterozygocity
  • Mixing of cytoplasm of male with that of female

Heterozygocity

61

Male sterile plant differ from the self incompatible plant in having :-

  • Fertile pollen
  • Sterile Pollen
  • Sterile ovary
  • Fertile ovary

Sterile Pollen

62

Isolation distance for certified seed production of cotton is:-

  • 20 m
  • 30 m
  • 60 m
  • 50 m

30m

63

Which of the following crop is having more chance of genetic variation ?

  • Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Maize
  • Groundnut

Maize

64

Which of the following foreign breed has largely been used for cross breeding of cows in India:-

  • Holstein
  • Jersey
  • Red Dane
  • Guernsey

Jersey

65

Most popular breed of buffalo in India is:-

  • Muraah
  • Jafarabadi
  • Bhadawari
  • Surti

Muraah

66

Which of the following is the breed of Goat :-

  • Ayrshire
  • Ongole
  • Beetal
  • Chokla

Beetal

67

Which hormone is responsible for oestrus in animal :-

  • Thyroxine
  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Prolactin

Estrogen

68

How the composition of milk is influenced by advancing  stage of lactation in cows:-

  • Milk yield is increased
  • Milk fat percent is reduced
  • Lactose in milk is increased
  • Chloride in milk is increased

  • Chloride in milk is increased

69

Synthesis of milk takes place in :-

  • Milk duct
  • Milk cistern
  • Milk well
  • Alveoli

  • Alveoli

70

Silage comes in the category of:-

  • Preserved green fodder
  • Dry fodder
  • Legume dry fodder
  • Green fodder

  • Preserved green fodder

71

One laying poultry bird requires feed daily at the rate of :-

  • 100-130 g
  • 150-180 g
  • 60-80 g
  • 40-60 g

100-130 g

72

For Artificial insemination, semen should have a minimum sperm concentration of :-

  • 5 million/ml
  • 10 million/ml
  • 15 million/ml
  • 20 million/ml

10 million/ml

73

Foot and mouth disease in cattle is caused by :-

  • Virus
  • Bacteria
  • Mycoplasma
  • Fungi

Virus

74

Lentic water means :-

  • Running water
  • Standing water
  • Polluted water
  • None of these

  • Standing water

75

Sambhar lake of Rajasthan is originated by :-

  • Glacial action
  • Land slide
  • Wind action
  • None of these

Wind action

76

The chief respiratory organ in fishes is :-

  • Kidney
  • Gills
  • Mouth
  • None of these

Gills

 

77

In freshwater, the body fluid of fishes is:-

  • More concentrated (Hypertonic)
  • Less concentrated (Hypotonic)
  • Both more and less concentrated (Hypertonic and hypotonic)
  • None of these

More concentrated (Hypertonic)

78

Indian major carps are known as :-

  • Rohu,Catla and Mrigal
  • Silver carps and Grass carps
  • Common carp
  • None of these

  • Rohu,Catla and Mrigal

79

In composite fish culture, catla, rohu and mrigal are stocked in the ratio of :-

  • 4:1:2
  • 3:3:4
  • 1:1:2
  • None of these

3:3:4

 

80

In which stage of classical production function, the marginal product is always greater than the average product?

  • I stage
  • III stage
  • II stage
  • Both II and III stage

  • I stage

81

Which is not the attribute of wealth ?

  • Utility
  • Scarcity
  • Transferability
  • Instability

  • Instability

 

82

If the price of goods whose demand is inelastic, increases then the expenditure incurred by the consumers will :-

  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Remain constant
  • First increase then decrease

  • Increase

83

Sorting out of goods according to size, quality, and other characteristics is called:-

  • Variable grading
  • mandatory grading
  • Centralised grading
  • Permissive grading

  • mandatory grading

84

Which one of the following is not a type of farming :-

  • Ranching
  • State farming
  • Specialised farming
  • Diversified farming

State farming

85

Which ratio is suitable for assessing correct financial position (status) of a farmer?

  • Current ratio
  • Working ratio
  • Net capital ratio
  • Net farm ratio

Net capital ratio

 

86

Which of the following middle men actually take the ownership of a commodity through purchasing with a view to make profit from future price movements?

  • Speculative middlemen
  • Commission agent
  • Brokers
  • Processors

Speculative middlemen

87

Storage provides:-

  • Place utility
  • Time utility
  • Form utility
  • Possession utility

  • Time utility

88

WTO was established in :-

  • 1945
  • 1947
  • 1995
  • 2005

1195

89

Which price is fixed by the government to protect the consumer from unwarranted price ?

  • Issue price
  • Levy price
  • MSP
  • Ceiling price

Ceiling price

90

Who have greater access to land, capital, credit-input, experts, information network:-

  • Laggards
  • Early adopters
  • Majority
  • Innovators

  • Innovators

91

The most important group teaching method that give quick adoption :-

  • Group discussion
  • Method demonstration
  • Result demonstration
  • Informal discussion

  • Result demonstration

92

Correct year of Panchayat Raj inauguration in Rajasthan state :-

  • 1969
  • 1959
  • 1989
  • 1979

1959

 

93

 PMKSY stands for :-

  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sathi Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojna
  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sahitya Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Kishan Sakha Yojana

  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojna

 

94

Who is the chairman of Agril.Technology Management Agency at the district level :-

  • Chief Executive Officer –
  • Zila Parishad
  • District Collector Dy.Director Agriculture
  • Dy Director Ex- officio Project Director, ATMA

Zila Parishad

95

To Motivate farmers importance should be given to :-

  • Need based approach
  • Training
  • Participation
  • All of these

  • All of these

96

Community development programme was started in the year of :-

  • 1956
  • 1952
  • 1959
  • 1979

1952

97

Which of the following teaching aid is used for mass communication :-

  • Flash card
  • Radio
  • Chart
  • Flip card

Radio

98

From which level we should start our planning :-

  • Village level
  • Panchayat level
  • Zilla parishad level
  • State level

  • Village level

99

At village level to whom one will contact first for transfer of technology, :-

  • Vikash Adhikari
  • Gram Sarpanch
  • Chairman Cooperative Society
  • Agri.supervisor

  • Agri.supervisor

 

 

100

The following frequency distribution

: Classes                                    Frequency

0-5                                      3

0-10                                   8

0-15                                   17

is classified as :-

  • Cumulative frequency distribution in less than type
  •  Cumulative frequency distribution in more than type
  •  Discrete frequency distribution
  •  Continuous frequency distribution

  • Cumulative frequency distribution in less than type

101

Which of the following is a unit less measure of dispersion ?

  • Standard Deviation
  • Mean Deviation
  • Coefficient of variation
  • Range

Coefficient of variation

102

If X and Y are independent variables then the coefficient of correlation between these will be :-

  • Zero
  • One
  • Positive
  • Negative

Zero

103

In a scatter diagram all the points lie on a straight line downward from left to right, then there exits:-

  • Positive correlation
  • Negative correlation
  • Perfect positive correlation
  • Perfect negative correlation

  • Perfect negative correlation

104

Yate’s correction will be applicable in contingency table of order :-

  • 2×2
  • 2×3
  • 3×3
  • 4×4

2×2

105

Probability of selection varies at each subsequent draw in :-

  • Random sampling without replacement
  • Random sampling with replacement
  • Both random sampling without replacement and random sampling with replacement
  • Neither random sampling without replacement nor random sampling with replacement

  • Random sampling without replacement

106

Geometric mean of two observations can be calculated if :-

  • Both the observations are positive
  • One of them is positive
  • One of the two observations is zero
  • Both of them are zero

  • Both the observations are positive

107

What is length of Engineer’s chain?

  • 20 m
  • 33 m
  • 100 ft.
  • 70 ft.

100 ft.

 108

Bench mark is defined as :-

  • Point of known elevation
  • Point of unknown elevation
  • Reading of staff on the point of known elevation
  • Reading of staff on the point of unknown elevation

  • Point of known elevation

 109

Which of the following is commonly used animal operated water lifting device for the lift more than 20 m ?

  • Swing basket
  • Rope and bucket
  • Circulating two basket lift
  • Persian wheel

Rope and bucket

110

What is unit of discharge ?

  • Meter
  • Square meter
  • Cubic meter
  • Cubic meter per second

  • Cubic meter per second

111

What is use of Mould board plough?

  • Primary tillage
  • Secondary tillage
  • Sowing
  • Land levelling

Primary tillage

112

Which is most commonly used animal operated land levelling equipment ?

  • Wooden A frame ridger
  • Buck scraper
  • V-ditcher
  • Desi plough

  • Buck scraper

113

The system of soil-less culture is known as :-

  • Hydrobiology
  • Hydrology
  • Hydroponics
  • Aquaporins

  • Hydroponics

114

Yellowing of older leaves is a main symptom of                                                                           deficiency :-

  • Magnesium
  • Nitrogen
  • Iron
  • Manganese

  • Iron

115

Polysaccharide means a :-

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Sugar
  • Amino acid

Sugar

116

Proteins are made up of :-

  • Diamines
  • Phenols
  • Sugars
  • Amino acids

Amino acids

 117

Enzymes accelerate the speed of biochemical reactions by :-

  • Providing additional energy
  • Increasing number of substrate molecules
  • Breaking chemical bonds
  • Lowering activation energy

  • Lowering activation energy

118

The DNA can also be called a :-

  • Polysaccharide
  • Polypeptide
  • Polynucleotide
  • Polymerage

  • Polynucleotide

119

“Energy currency” in a cell :-

  • Cyclic AMP
  • Ferrodoxin
  • Plastoquinone
  • ATP

  • ATP

120

The genetic code is a group of :-

  • Three DNA molecules
  • Three nucleotides
  • Two RNA molecules
  • Three amino acids

Three nucleotides

 

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