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Agriculture & Rural Development

Question Bank with Answer Key for


NABARD Grade A Exam
Q 1. For the development and management of fisheries sector in India, Mission
fingerling is launched under the Blue revolution program with the total
expenditure of?
a. 52000 lakhs
b. 75000 lakhs
c. 4800 lakhs
d. 9200 lakhs
e. None of these
Q 2. In budget 2017-18, the fund allocation for Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti
Yojana?
a. Rs.4814 crores
b. Rs.5500 crores
c. Rs.6814 crores
d. Rs.1900 crores
e. Rs.1200 crores
Q 3. PACS, an institute of NABARD works at the gram panchayat and village level.
In PACS, A stands for?
a. Accredit
b. Agriculture
c. Asset
d. Advisory
e. Ability

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Q 4. Under the new scheme launched by cabinet for the rural household who are not
covered under PMAY-G with the interest subsidy, on how much loan amount
the beneficiary will get the interest subsidy?
a. 3 lakhs
b. 4 lakhs
c. 2 lakhs
d. 1.5 lakhs
e. 5 lakhs
Q 5. Bharatnet project is related to?
a. Free wifi to students in rural area
b. High speed internet to farmers
c. Broadband connectivity to gram panchayats
d. A project connecting rural area with Urban areas
e. None
Q 6. The period after parturition in which animal produces milk is called as
a. Dry period
b. Calving period
c. Conception
d. Lactation period
e. None
Q 7. Agricultural census is conducted in every _______
a. 2 years
b. 3 years
c. 4 years
d. 5 years
e. 6 years
Q 8. To improve the rural road connectivity in Left wing extremism affected area
which scheme has been approved by cabinet committee on economic affair?
a. Rural road connectivity scheme
b. Pradhan Mantri gram sadak Yojana
c. Left wing extremism road connectivity scheme
d. Rural road connectivity scheme for Left wing extremism affected areas
e. None of these
Q 9. Where is the National institute of jute and allied fibre technology located?
a. Haryana
b. Telangana
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. West Bengal
e. Jharkhand
Q 10. When is world soil day celebrated?
a. December 5
b. November 15
c. January 5
d. April 15
e. July 6
Q 11. What amount has been allocated for MGNREGA in budget 2017-18?
a. 50,000 crores
b. 68,000 crores
c. 1000 crores
d. 48,000 crores
e. 23,000 crores
Q 12. What is the position of Indian Fisheries in global market?
a. 2nd
b. 3rd
c. 4th
d. 5th
e. 7th

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Q 13. Ministry of rural development and CIRDAP signing an agreement on
establishment of CIRDAP centre at National institute of rural development and
Panchayati raj which is located in –
a. Kochi
b. New Delhi
c. Hyderabad
d. Ahmedabad
e. Kolkata
Q 14. PMGDISHA Project has been granted approval from cabinet with an outlay of?
a. 18,980 crores
b. 30,000 crores
c. 4,819.86 crores
d. 2,351.38 crores
e. 55,000 crores
Q 15. For setting up of weather stations in various districts of the country by
2019.IMD has signed MoU with Ministry of Agriculture to use ______ for
weather forecasting observatories.
a. KVK
b. PMFBY data
c. PMGSY data
d. Soil Health Card data
e. None of these
Q 16. Which state hosted 13th edition of National agriculture science congress 2017?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Haryana
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Karnataka
e. West Bengal
Q 17. It is a branch of agriculture science which deals with principles and practices of
soil, water and crop management. What is the name of that branch?
a. Crop Production
b. Agriculture engineering
c. Home science
d. Agronomy
e. Horticulture
Q 18. The cultivation of crops in regions with an annual rainfall of 750mm is called
as?
a. Rain fed farming
b. Dry farming
c. Dryland farming
d. Intensive farming
e. None of these
Q 19. Which of the following crops are sowed in October to December and Harvested
in February to April?
a. Rabi crops
b. Zaid Crops
c. Zaid Rabi Crops
d. Zaid Kharif Crops
e. None of these
Q 20. Central soil salinity research institute is located at?
a. Gujarat
b. Maharashtra
c. Haryana
d. Chhattisgarh
e. Rajasthan
Q 21. What is the scientific name of wheat?
a. Zea mays
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b. Solanum melongana
c. Sorghum vulgare
d. Triticum
e. None of these
Q 22. Under Mission Antyodaya program, 50,000-gram panchayats will be poverty
free by the year-
a. 2018
b. 2019
c. 2020
d. 2021
e. 2022
Q 23. The order in which the crops are cultivated on a piece of land over a fixed period
is called as –
a. Cropping Pattern
b. Cropping system
c. Mono-Cropping
d. Intercropping
e. Mixed farming
Q 24. What is the name of citizen centric mobile app on MGNREGA launched by
department of rural development for providing information of the MGNREGA
program?
a. Meri sadak
b. Jai MGNREGA
c. E-MGNREGA
d. Jan MGNREGA
e. None of these
Q 25. National Panchayati Raj day is commemorated at?
a. New Delhi
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Pune
d. Lucknow
e. Mumbai
Q 26. How much amount have been allocated by National Bee Board for the year
2016-17 for the development of Bee keeping?
a. 12 crores
b. 19 crores
c. 18 crores
d. 17 crores
e. 10 crores
Q 27. India’s place in coconut production in the world is –
a. Fourth
b. First
c. Third
d. Second
e. Fifth
Q 28. For ensuring the availability of new kinds of seeds, seed hubs are created with
the help of –
a. ICAR and KVKs
b. Union ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare and KVKs
c. Union ministry of agriculture and farmers and National seed fund
d. ICAR and Union ministry of agriculture and farmers
Q 29. Crop logging’ is the method of?
a. Soil fertility evaluation
b. Plan analyst for assessing requirements for nutrients for crop production
c. Assessing crop damage
d. Testing suitability of fertilizers
e. None of these
Q 30. First separate department of agriculture is established in which year?
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a. 1800
b. 1878
c. 1881
d. 1890
e. 1875
Q 31. The process of growing two or more crops simultaneously on same piece of land
with definite row pattern is called as
a. Inter cropping
b. Mixed cropping
c. Multi Storyed system
d. Sequence cropping
e. None of these
Q 32. Which of the following is a single window e- learning centre, which provides
information of the MGNREGA and feedback on the quality of implementation
of programme?
a. Bharat Nirman centre
b. ITC-E-Chopal
c. Bharat nirman kendra
d. Sandesh Pathak application
e. None of these
Q 33. When is National energy conservation day is observed?
a. April 16
b. June 5
c. December 16
d. July 5
e. May 17
Q 34. The agriculture and farm friendly index is launched by -
a. Union ministry of agriculture and famers welfare
b. NITI
c. FAO
d. ICAR
e. None of these
Q 35. The scheme targeted to enhance the fish production from 107.95 lakh tonnes in
2015-16 to about 150 lakh tonnes by the end of the financial year-
a. 2019-20
b. 2020-21
c. 2021-22
d. 2022-23
e. 2023-24
Q 36. Jawar, Bajra, Maize and Cotton are which type of crops?
a. Rabi
b. Zaid
c. Kharif
d. Zaid Rabi
e. None of these
Q 37. GeoMGNREGA is the initiation of –
a. Ministry of rural development, ISRO and ICAR
b. Ministry of rural development, ISRO, NRSC and ICAR
c. Ministry of rural development, ISRO, NRSC and National Informatic centre
d. Ministry of rural development, ISRO, National Informatic centre and ICAR
e. ISRO and ICAR
Q 38. Yellow revolution is associated with –
a. Potato
b. Fertilizers
c. Food grains
d. Oil seed production
e. None of these

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Q 39. The soil which is found in the areas having heavy rainfall and high humidity,
contains large quantity of organic matter and heavy and black in colour –
a. Black soil
b. Peat soil
c. Forest soil
d. Laterite soil
e. None of these
Q 40. Regur soil is another name of –
a. Black soil
b. Peaty soil
c. Laterite soil
d. Arid soil
e. Forest Soil
Q 41. Livestock census is conducted in every
a. One year
b. Five years
c. Two years
d. Three years
e. Four years
Q 42. The soil which is poor in organic matter, nitrogen, phosphate and calcium –
a. Black soil
b. Laterite soil
c. Peaty soil
d. Arid soil
e. Forest soil
Q 43. The name of online portal launched by union government to solve the problems
of agriculture sector is –
a. e-NAM
b. e-Krishi samvad
c. e-agriculture solution
d. e-krishi solution
e. Kisan call centre
Q 44. The process in which soil fertility declined, when the nutritional status declines
and depth of the soil goes down due to erosion and misuse is called as –
a. Soil erosion
b. Soil degradation
c. Soil salinity
d. Soil conservation
e. None of these
Q 45. National bovine genomic centre for indigenous breeds is being established for?
a. To increase milk production
b. Identification of disease free High genetic merit bulls
c. Attaining faster genetic gain
d. All of these
e. None of these
Q 46. What is the annual income criteria for saffron ration card?
a. More than Rs. 15,000 and less than 1 lakh
b. More than Rs. 10,000 and less than 1 lakh.
c. More than Rs. 15,000 and less than 1.5lakh.
d. More than Rs. 15,000 and less than 2 lakh.
e. More than Rs. 20.000 and less than 2 lakh
Q 47. Central soil and Material research centre is located in?
a. Meerut
b. New Delhi
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Chandigarh
e. Mumbai

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Q 48. The process of covering the top layer of the soil with plant materials to prevent
the soil from soil erosion is known as –
a. Edging
b. Mulching
c. Matting
d. Plant vegetation
e. None of these
Q 49. According to census 2011, what percentage of population lives in rural area?
a. 70%
b. 58%
c. 69%
d. 65%
e. 57%
Q 50. How many smart villages will be developed under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
by 2019?
a. 25,00
b. 5,000
c. 30,00
d. 20,00
e. 15,00
Q 51. Jhum cultivation is another name of?
a. Shifting cultivation
b. Intensive farming
c. Subsistence farming
d. Planting cultivation
e. Mixed farming
Q 52. Under Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, government has set a target of achieving
100 percent village electrification by?
a. 1st May 2019
b. 1st May 2018
c. 1st May 2020
d. 1st May 2021
e. 1st May 2022
Q 53. Intensive agriculture program was launched in which year?
a. 1972
b. 1980
c. 1961
d. 1993
e. 1987
Q 54. Who is known as father of agriculture?
a. Norman Borlaug
b. Louis Pasteur
c. Benjamin franklin
d. Ronald fisher
e. None of these
Q 55. Where is Central Marine Fisheries research institute is located?
a. Goa
b. Kerala
c. Dehradun
d. Mumbai
e. Vishakhapatnam
Q 56. For soil testing government is planning to set mini labs in-
a. Every district
b. Villages
c. Every States
d. KVK
e. Every capital of the states
Q 57. Which group of plant has maximum water use efficiency?
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a. C3
b. C4
c. CAM
d. None of these
e. All of these
Q 58. Which year’s data has been taken as reference data for the 19th livestock census?
a. 2014
b. 2010
c. 2015
d. 2012
e. 2013
Q 59. How many APMC will be integrated under eNAM?
a. 253
b. 700
c. 375
d. 585
e. 550
Q 60. What is deadline set by government to provide safe drinking water to over
28000 arsenic and fluoride affected habitation?
a. 2019
b. 2020
c. 2021
d. 2022
e. 2023
Q 61. Under the Swacch Bharat mission (Gramin), Sanitation coverage in rural areas
has gone up from 42% to __
a. 50%
b. 58%
c. 62%
d. 70%
e. 65%
Q 62. Which of the following protocol is associated to green-house gas emission?
a. Bonne convention
b. INDC
c. Montreal protocol
d. Minamata convention
e. None of these
Q 63. The first forest survey of India was conducted in which year?
a. 1981
b. 1977
c. 1988
d. 1987
e. 1985
Q 64. The amount allocated to Integrated scheme on agriculture census and statistics
for 2017-18 is –
a. 150 crores
b. 200 crores
c. 225 crores
d. 250 crores
e. 100 crores
Q 65. The scheme to provide the remunerative prices to the farmers in case of glut in
production and fall in prices is known as?
a. MIS
b. PSS
c. ISST
d. Both a and b
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Q 66. How many missions are launched under National Action Plan on Climate
Change?
a. 5
b. 6
c. 7
d. 8
e. 9
Q 67. Which of the following is correct about the photorespiration?
a. Photorespiration is more efficient in synthesizing glucose than
photosynthesis.
b. C3 plants are best adapted to handle photorespiration.
c. Photorespiration is likely to occur when oxygen level is high and CO2 level
is low.
d. During photorespiration plants use oxygen to break down carbohydrates
and release oxygen.
e. All of these
Q 68. The central sector scheme which will supplement agriculture, modernize
processing of Agricultural products and decrease their wastage is known as?
a. SAMPADA
b. APEDA
c. PDS
d. FPIA
e. None of these
Q 69. Which Indian state is known as ‘Molessis Basin’?
a. Kerala
b. Gujarat
c. Maharashtra
d. Mizoram
e. Uttar Pradesh
Q 70. Centrally Sponsored schemes are the schemes which are?
a. Implemented by centre and funded by union
b. Implemented by states and funded by central government
c. Implemented by states and centre and funded by central government with
definite portion of state government
d. Implemented by states and funded by central government with definite
portion of state government
e. None of these
Q 71. Jai kisan- jai vigyan week is being celebrated across the entire country during
a. 3rd December – 9th December
b. 5th June – 11th June
c. 23rd December – 29th December
d. 9th December – 15th December
e. 3rd July – 10th July
Q 72. COP 22 was held at?
a. Paris
b. Bali
c. Marrakech
d. Bonn
e. New York
Q 73. The method of harvesting a crop which leaves the roots and the lower parts of
the plant uncut to give the subtle crops is known as?
a. Mulching
b. Intensive farming
c. Ratooning
d. Zero tillage farming
e. Mixed farming
Q 74. The mission to disseminate information and knowledge to the farming
community in local language in respect of agricultural schemes is known as?
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a. NMAET
b. PMKSY
c. ISAM
d. MIDH
e. None of these
Q 75. Environmental protection act is also known as?
a. Central law of Environment
b. The umbrella Legislation
c. Law of Environment
d. None of these
e. All of these
Q 76. Agriculture education day is celebrate to commemorate the anniversary of –
a. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
b. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
d. R. Venkatraman
e. None of these
Q 77. Where is the National Fisheries Development Board headquarter situated?
a. Kochi
b. Vishakhapatnam
c. Mangalore
d. Hyderabad
e. Mumbai
Q 78. What is the % growth forecast by CSO for Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector
for 2016-17?
a. 4%
b. 7%
c. 4.1%
d. 3.8%
e. 5%
Q 79. Under the Housing for all scheme, safe and secure pucca house will be provided
to every rural household by?
a. 2019
b. 2020
c. 2021
d. 2022
e. 2023
Q 80. According to livestock census, the cattle contribute to how much percentage of
livestock population?
a. 30%
b. 47.80%
c. 37.28%
d. 29.59%
e. 35%
Q 81. What is deadline set by government to skill the 5 lakh rural people for mason
training?
a. 2019
b. 2022
c. 2021
d. 2020
e. 2018
Q 82. What is the theme for the International day for the Biodiversity 2017?
a. Biodiversity and sustainable tourism
b. Biodiversity and pollution
c. Biodiversity and Marine life
d. Agriculture, Biodiversity and Tourism
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Q 83. The crops which are used to substitute the crops that have failed on account of
unfavourable conditions are –
a. Emergency crops
b. Cover crops
c. Companion crops
d. Intermediate crops
e. None of these
Q 84. Under the Rashtriya Gokul mission, the two national Kamdhenu breeding
centre is being established in which two states?
a. Haryana and Karnataka
b. Madhya Pradesh and Haryana
c. Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
d. New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh
e. New Delhi and Maharashtra
Q 85. The growing of grass or legumes in rotation with grain or tilled crops as
a soil conservation measure is termed as?
a. Crop rotation
b. Ley farming
c. Shifting cultivation
d. Dairy farming
e. Mixed farming
Q 86. It is an Animal Wellness Programme in which the provision of Animal Health
cards along with UID identification of animals in milk and a National Data Base.
Which programme is it?
a. Pashudhan Patra
b. Pashu swasthya card
c. Nakul swasthya Patra
d. Pashu sarva sansadhan patra
e. None of these
Q 87. BPL ration card is issued to families having annual income of?
a. Less than 10,000
b. Less than 20,000
c. Less than 17,000
d. Less than 27,000
e. Less than 30,000
Q 88. What is full form of PLCN?
a. Permanent Location Consumer Number
b. Permanent Location Code Name
c. Permanent Livelihood Centre Name
d. Permanent Location Code Number
e. Permanent Livelihood Consumer Number
Q 89. Which committee drafted a Comprehensive Review of Deep Sea Fishing Policy
and Guidelines 2014?
a. Gopakumar Committee
b. Meenakumari Committee
c. Murari Committee
d. Ak Shah Committee
e. None of these
Q 90. What is the amount allocated in budget 2017-18 for setting up of dairy
processing and infrastructure development fund?
a. 5,000 crores
b. 8,000 crores
c. 10,000 crores
d. 9,000 crores
e. 7, crores
Q 91. Which state becomes the first state to use the automated weather stations for
farmers?
a. Maharashtra
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b. Haryana
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Gujarat
e. Kerala
Q 92. Under the National mission for sustainable agriculture mission how much
percentage of allocated fund would be invested on women farmers?
a. 50%
b. 33%
c. 25%
d. 30%
e. 23%
Q 93. What kind of cropping pattern is used in Rainfed farming areas?
a. Single cropping
b. Relay cropping
c. Ratoon cropping
d. Intercropping
e. Mixed farming
Q 94. The inherent capacity of soil to provide essential chemical elements for the
growth of plants is termed as –
a. Soil Productivity
b. Soil Fertility
c. Soil capacity
d. Soil flexibility
e. Soil Utility
Q 95. “Medh pr ped” program is associated with –
a. PMKSY
b. Agriculture production
c. Seed village
d. Agroforestry
e. None of these
Q 96. How much Percentage of the total allocation of National food security mission
was allocated for pulses?
a. 50%
b. 40%
c. 70%
d. 60%
e. 55%
Q 97. The tillage in which the way of growing crops or pasture from the year to year
disturbing the soil through village is known as?
a. Year - round tillage
b. Deep tillage
c. Zero tillage
d. Secondary tillage
e. None of these
Q 98. Pundia, Kabirya, wansi are the varieties of?
a. Sugarcane
b. Maize
c. Rice
d. Oats
e. Wheat
Q 99. National plant protection training institute is located in?
a. New Delhi
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Hyderabad
d. West Bengal
e. Mumbai
Q 100. The migratory fish that live in both fresh and salt water, independent of
breeding is called as?
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a. Catadromous fish
b. Potamodromous fish
c. Amphidromous fish
d. Anadromous fish
e. None
Q 101. Who is known as the ‘Father of White Revolution’ in India?

a. B.P Pal
b. V. Kurien
c. M.S Swaminathan
d. K.N.Bahal
e. None of these
Q 102. The Principal cereal crop of India is?

a. Barley
b. Sorghum
c. Rice
d. Wheat
e. Oats
Q 103. Growing of two or more crops simultaneously on the same piece of land is
called?

a. Fanning
b. Intercropping
c. Mixed Cropping
d. Mixed Farming
e. None of these
Q 104. Wet Agriculture is practiced in which state of India?

a. Kerala
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Karnataka
d. Orissa
e. West Bengal
Q 105. Which of these is not a variety of seeds?

a. Composite Seed
b. Breeder Seed
c. Mutant Seed
d. Hybrid Seed
e. None of these
Q 106. What is the reason for the reduced soil fertility?

a. Over Irrigation
b. Poor Drainage
c. Continuous cropping
d. Imbalanced use of fertilizers
e. Pesticide
Q 107. Green Revolution in India has been most successful in the case of?
a. Tea & Coffee
b. Wheat & Potato
c. Mustard & Oil Seeds
d. Rice & Wheat
e. None of these
Q 108. The major Agricultural land in India is under?
a. Oil Seeds
b. Cash Crops
c. Plantation crops
d. Food Crops
e. None of these
Q 109. Which is the main source of irrigation of Agricultural land in India?

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a. Tanks
b. Rivers
c. Streams
d. Canals
e. Wells
Q 110. India has been divided into how many cotton growing regions?

a. Three
b. Two
c. One
d. Four
e. Five
Q 111. Which crops is sown in the largest area in M.P?

a. Rice
b. Soybean
c. Jowar
d. Wheat
e. Oats
Q 112. What is the sequence of water erosion?

a. Splash, sheet, rill, gully


b. Sheet , gully, rill
c. Rill, Splash , sheet
d. Gully erosion, splash, sheet, rill
e. Splash, Gully erosion , rill
Q 113. Wind Erosion will be higher from?

a. Clay Soil
b. Sandy Soil
c. A barren sandy soil
d. Loam Soil
e. None of these
Q 114. What is the essential growth of and quantities development of fruits?

a. Humidity
b. Wind
c. Solar Radiation
d. Temperature
e. Water
Q 115. Tarai Soil occurs in which state?

a. Karnataka
b. Bihar
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Gujarat
e. Punjab
Q 116. The process of judicious removal of parts like leaf, flower, fruits etc. to obtain
good and qualitative yield is called?

a. Training
b. Pruning
c. Fustigation
d. Sedimentation
e. None of these
Q 117. What kind of crop is Tea?

a. Fiber Crop
b. Food Crop
c. Beverage Crop
d. Industrial Crop
e. None of these

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Q 118. In __________ farming, the land is used for growing food and fodder crops
and rearing livestock.

a. Intensive Farming
b. Plantation Farming
c. Primitive Farming
d. Mixed Farming
e. None of these
Q 119. The land on which crops are grown are known as?

a. Arable Land
b. Wet Land
c. Dry Land
d. None of these
e. All of these
Q 120. Monoculture i.e single crop grown over a large area is also known as?

a. Commercial Grain Farming


b. Intensive Farming
c. Multiple Farming
d. Mixed Farming
e. Plantation Farming
Q 121. Where is pearl fishing well developed in India?

a. Off the Bengal Coast


b. Off Kerala Coast
c. Off the Coast of Rameshwaram
d. None of the above
e. Off the Vishakhapatnam Coast
Q 122. Murrah is a breed of?

a. Pig
b. Buffalo
c. Sheep
d. Goat
e. Bull
Q 123. Which of the following statements correctly defines the term ‘Transhumance’?

a. Economy that solely depends on animals


b. Farming in which only one crop is cultivated by clearing hill tops
c. Practice of growing crops on higher hill slopes in summers and foothills
in winters
d. Seasonal Migration of people with their animals up and down the
mountains.
e. None of the above
Q 124. The important feature of shifting cultivation is?

a. Cultivation by Transplantation
b. Rotation of crops
c. Change of Cultivation Site
d. Cultivation of leguminous crops
e. All of the above
Q 125. Inland Fisheries is referred to?

a. Extraction of oil from fish


b. Deep sea fisheries
c. Trapping and capturing fish
d. Culturing fish in freshwater
e. None of the above
Q 126. Which branch of agriculture is rearing of silk worms?

a. Sericulture
b. Apiculture
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c. Floriculture
d. Mariculture
e. Viticulture
Q 127. For what purpose have Ministry of Agriculture (under RKVY Yojana) and NRSC
(ISRO) signed a MoU in April 2017?

a. Geological analysis of soil


b. Geo analysis of crops
c. Geo tagging agricultural assets
d. None of these above
e. All of the above
Q 128. Which royal monarch released a new digital green App for Indian farmers?

a. Queen Elizabeth
b. Queen Victoria
c. Prince Charles
d. Prince Williams
e. Prince Harry
Q 129. Forest Survey in India has it’s headquarter located in?

a. New Delhi
b. Dehradun
c. Shimla
d. Guwahati
e. Hyderabad
Q 130. In which of the following categories of protected area in India are local people
not allowed to collect and use the biomass?

a. Biosphere Reserves
b. Wetland declared under Ramsar Convention
c. Wildlife Sanctuaries
d. National Parks
e. None of the above
Q 131. Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) was instituted by which of the
following?

a. NABARD
b. RBI
c. Finance Ministry
d. Ministry of Home Affairs
e. None of the above
Q 132. National Rurban Mission was launched by PM Modi in which state?

a. New Delhi
b. Haryana
c. Gujarat
d. Madhya Pradesh
e. Chhattisgarh
Q 133. The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme was launched in
which year to provide food, pre- school education and primary healthcare to
children below 6 years of age and their mothers?

a. 1980
b. 1975
c. 1982
d. 1993
e. 1972
Q 134. What is the full form of NREGP?

a. National Regional Employment Guarantee Programme


b. National Rural Entrepreneurship Guarantee Programme
c. National Rural Educational Guarantee Programme
d. National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme
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e. None of these
Q 135. What is the full form of MGNREGA?

a. Maharashtra Government National Rural Employment Guarantee Act


b. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
c. Meghalaya Government National Rural Guarantee Act
d. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Empowerment Act
e. None of the above
Q 136. NITI Aayog on 31st October 2016 launched the first agricultural index of its
kind. What it is called?

a. Agricultural Marketing and Farm Friendly Reforms Index


b. Agricultural Marketing Index
c. Agricultural Farm Friendly Reforms Index
d. Agriculture Farm Friendly Rural Index
e. None of these
Q 137. Fertility of soil can be improved by?

a. Adding living earthworms


b. Adding dead earthworms
c. Removing dead earthworms
d. Removing dead earthworms and adding living earthworms
e. None of these
Q 138. The most important item of exports in marine exports from India is?

a. Crab
b. Lobsters
c. Shrimp
d. Prawn
e. None Of these
Q 139. Which is the home of Alphornso Mango?
a. Ratnagiri
b. Malda
c. Vijaywada
d. Banaras
e. None of these
Q 140. Which of the following states do not cultivate Wheat?

a. Karnataka
b. Maharashtra
c. West Bengal
d. Tamil Nadu
e. Jharkhand

Q 141. Which is also known as golden fiber?

a. Cotton
b. Wheat
c. Silk
d. Oats
e. Jute
Q 142. Golden Revolution is related to?

a. Oilseed Production
b. Honey Horticulture
c. Jute Production
d. Egg Production
e. Agricultural Production
Q 143. ________ Crop is grown in the laterite soil.

a. Pear
b. Coconut
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c. Tea
d. Litchi
e. Coffee
Q 144. Indian Pulse Research Institute is located in?

a. Allahabad
b. Kanpur
c. Faizabad
d. Lucknow
e. New Delhi
Q 145. Seed Plant Technique is followed in?

a. Paddy
b. Wheat
c. Bajra
d. Potatao
e. Rice
Q 146. Which one is the record of land cultivation?

a. Khatouni
b. Girawari
c. Panchnama
d. Jamabandi
e. None of these
Q 147. Which of the following is not a plantation crop?

a. Coffee
b. Sugercane
c. Wheat
d. Rubber
e. Rice
Q 148. ________ requires high temperature, light rainfall, 210 frost free days and
bright sunshine.

a. Jute
b. Cotton
c. Tea
d. Coffee
e. Rice
Q 149. Indian Green Revolution started from?

a. Bangaluru
b. Kanpur
c. Delhi
d. Mumbai
e. Patnanagar
Q 150. Among the following crop rotations, which is good for increasing soil nutrient
status?

a. Rice- wheat
b. Groundnut- wheat
c. Pearlmillet- wheat
d. Sorgham- wheat
e. None of these
Q 151. White rust is an important fungal disease of?

a. Wheat
b. Mustard
c. Rice
d. Bajra
e. Tea
Q 152. HD 2967 is a high yielding variety of?
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a. Rice
b. Maize
c. Mustard
d. Wheat
e. Bajra
Q 153. The scientific study of soil is called?

a. Earth Study
b. Soil Study
c. Pedology
d. Soil Chemistry
e. None of these
Q 154. Soil factors are otherwise known as?

a. Climatic factors
b. Biotic factors
c. Physiographic factors
d. Edaphic factors
e. None of these
Q 155. Fire curing is followed in?

a. Bidi Tobacco
b. Hookah Tobacco
c. Cheroot Tobacco
d. Chewing Type Tobacco
e. All of these
Q 156. Ratna is a variety of?

a. Rice
b. Barley
c. Wheat
d. Maize
e. Tea
Q 157. Water use efficiency is highest in the case of?

a. Border irrigation
b. Drip irrigation
c. Sprinkler irrigation
d. Flood irrigation
e. None of these
Q 158. The animals produced by mating of two different breeds of the same species is
known as?

a. Mixed Breed
b. Cross Breed
c. Exotic Breed
d. Pure Breed
e. All of these
Q 159. The ratio between marketable crop yield and water used in evapotranspiration
is?

a. Field water use efficiency


b. Economic irrigation efficiency
c. Consumptive use efficiency
d. Water use efficiency
e. None of these
Q 160. Kisan Mitra is an employee of?

a. Central Govt.
b. Corporation
c. NGO
d. State Govt.
e. None of these
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