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SECTION–A

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  1. Insects, which are active during day, are known as __?

(1) Diurnal

(2) Nocturnal

(3) Matinal

(4) Crepuscular

(1) Diurnal

 

  1. In onion, smell occurs due to the presence of?

(1) Sulphur

(2) Phosphorus

(3) Ferrous

(4) Calcium

(1) Sulphur

 

  1. ‘Allahabad Safeda’ is the variety of?

(1) Mango

(2) Grapes

(3) Banana

(4) Guava

(4) Guava

 

  1. Bhadawari buffalo is identified by which one body colour?

(1) Black

(2) Copper

(3) Light black

(4) Grey

(2) Copper

 

  1. Which one among the following is a legumenous fodder?

(1) Maize

(2) Sorghum

(3) Oat

(4) Cowpea

(4) Cowpea

 

  1. Carbon becomes available in the crop plants in the form of?

(1) Element carbon

(2) Carbondioxide

(3) Carbonates

(4) Amino acids

(2) Carbondioxide

 

  1. In plants a common symptom caused by deficiency of P, K, Ca and Mg is the?

(1) Bending of leaf tip

(2) Appearance of dead necrotic areas

(3) Formation of anthocyanin

(4) Poor development of vascular system

(2) Appearance of dead necrotic areas

 

  1. Chlorosis in plants occur due to?

(1) High sun light intensity

(2) Low sun light intensity

(3) Deficiency of Mg and Fe in the soil

(4) Absorption of carotene from soil

(3) Deficiency of Mg and Fe in the soil

 

  1. Which of the element is found in abundant quantity after ashing of tobacco leaf?

(1) Potassium

(2) Boron

(3) Zinc

(4) Copper

(1) Potassium

 

  1. Carotene and other pigment in crop plants show the deficiency symptoms of element?

(1) Zinc

(2) Copper

(3) Potash

(4) Nitrogen

(2) Copper

 

  1. Stems of plant in which the living cells have been killed by the uptake of poison are still capable of?

(1) Water translocation

(2) Water loss

(3) Movement of cellsap

(4) None of these

(1) Water translocation

 

  1. The maximum amount of element required for berseem fodder is?

(1) Nitrogen

(2) Phosphorus

(3) Potash

(4) Sulphur

(2) Phosphorus

 

  1. Ergot is an important disease of?

(1) Wheat

(2) Sorghum

(3) Pearlmillet

(4) Maize

(3) Pearlmillet

 

  1. Rice variety IR–36 belongs to the groups of?

(1) Indica

(2) Japonica

(3) Javonica

(4) Hybrid

(1) Indica

 

  1. Proper time of sowing hybrid maize is?

(1) May I week

(2) June I week

(3) July I week

(4) July II week

(2) June I week

 

  1. Gypsum is recommended in cultivation of?

(1) Sugarcane

(2) Potato

(3) Groundnut

(4) Sorghum

(3) Groundnut

 

  1. Malling IX is a rootstock of?

(1) Apple

(2) Litchi

(3) Ber

(4) Banana

(1) Apple

 

  1. Serious damage due to shoot and fruit borer is in?

(1) Okra

(2) Turnip

(3) Chillies

(4) Brinjal

(4) Brinjal

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  1. SO2 is?

(1) Alkaline

(2) Acidic

(3) Neutral

(4) Amphoteric

(2) Acidic

 

  1. Urea contains?

(1) 40% N

(2) 46% N

(3) 50% N

(4) 52% N

(2) 46% N

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  1. Which vegetable is grown by transplanting seedlings?

(1) Muskmelon

(2) Cabbage

(3) Carrot

(4) Radish

(2) Cabbage

 

  1. Which one is cole-crop?

(1) Knol-khol

(2) Muskmelon

(3) Sweet potato

(4) Radish

(1) Knol-khol

 

  1. Pusa Himani is a variety of?

(1) Carrot

(2) Radish

(3) Sweet potato

(4) Sponge gourd

(2) Radish

 

  1. Raphanus sativas L is the botanical name of?

(1) Turnip

(2) Radish

(3) Carrot

(4) None of these

(2) Radish

 

  1. Arka Jyoti is variety of?

(1) Water melon

(2) Muskmelon

(3) Onion

(4) Bottle gourd

(1) Water melon

 

  1. When to irrigate wheat after sowing if only one irrigation water is available?

(1) 20–25 days

(2) 40–45 days

(3) 60–70 days

(4) 110–115 days

(1) 20–25 days

 

  1. Scientific name of potato is?

(1) Oryza sativa

(2) Hordeum vulgare

(3) Solanum tubersosum

(4) Arachis hypogaea

(3) Solanum tubersosum

 

  1. Pusa Deepali is a variety of?

(1) Cabbage

(2) Radish

(3) Knol-khol

(4) Cauliflower

(4) Cauliflower

 

  1. Kalyanpur Baramasi is cultivar of?

(1) Bottle gourd

(2) Brinjal

(3) Chillies

(4) Bitter gourd

(4) Bitter gourd

 

  1. Which crop is heavily affected by powdery mildew?

(1) Onion

(2) Okra

(3) Peas

(4) Cabbage

(3) Peas

 

  1. Holometabolous development is found in _______?

(1) Odonata

(2) Orthoptera

(3) Thysaneura

(4) Lepidoptera

(4) Lepidoptera

 

  1. TDN stands for?

(1) Total Digestible Nutrients

(2) Trans-Omega Diet Nutrients

(3) Total Dietary Nutrients

(4) Trans Dietary Nutrients

(1) Total Digestible Nutrients

 

  1. Azolla is used in cultivation of?

(1) Wheat

(2) Sorghum

(3) Rice

(4) Perl millet

(3) Rice

 

  1. “Regional Centre of International Rice Research Institute” is recently established in India at?

(1) Varanasi

(2) Lucknow

(3) New Delhi

(4) Hyderabad

(1) Varanasi

 

  1. Polypod larva is found in ________?

(1) Lepidoptera

(2) Coleoptera

(3) Neuroptera

(4) Trichoptera

(1) Lepidoptera

 

  1. In insects middle segment of thorax is known as ____?

(1) Meta thorax

(2) Pro thorax

(3) Meso thorax

(4) Exo thorax

(3) Meso thorax

 

  1. Wax layer is present in?

(1) Epicuticle

(2) Procuticle

(3) Mesocuticle

(4) Endocuticle

(1) Epicuticle

 

  1. Meiotic division takes place in?

(1) Leaf

(2) Anther

(3) Stem

(4) Root

(2) Anther

 

  1. The coriander flower is?

(1) Capitulum

(2) Spadix

(3) Catkin

(4) Umbel

(4) Umbel

 

  1. Number of stamens in green gram is?

(1) 5

(2) 8

(3) 10

(4) 12

(3) 10

 

  1. The Ranikhet disease affects?

(1) Cattle

(2) Pig

(3) Fish

(4) Poultry

(4) Poultry

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  1. Banana is propagated through?
  • Seeds
  • Suckers and corms
  • Grafting
  • Layering

Suckers and corms

 

  1. The order _______ is mentally the most highly evolved of all insects?

(1) Hymenoptera

(2) Coleoptera

(3) Lepidoptera

(4) Odonata

(1) Hymenoptera

 

  1. There are no malphighian tubes present in?

(1) Collembola

(2) Orthoptera

(3) Lepidoptera

(4) Coleoptera

(1) Collembola

 

  1. Insects are wedge shaped in family?

(1) Pyralidae

(2) Aleurodidae

(3) Fulgoridae

(4) Jassidae

(1) Pyralidae

 

  1. In C3 plants the enzyme involved for formations of Glyceric acid –3- phosphate (PGA) is?

(1) Acetyl Co-A

(2) Ribulose biphosphate carboxylase

(3) Reductase

(4) None of these

(2) Ribulose biphosphate carboxylase

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  1. The insects which have the capacity to survive through quite prolonged exposure to non – freezing low temperatures are known as ______?

(1) Heat Hardy

(2) Drought Hardy

(3) Cold Hardy

(4) Moist Hardy

(3) Cold Hardy

 

  1. Trichogramma spp is _________ parasitoid?

(1) Larval

(2) Pupal

(3) Egg

(4) Adult

(3) Egg

 

  1. Scientific name of soybean is?

(1) Polypogon monspeliensis

(2) Glycine max

(3) Panicum maximum

(4) Cenchrus ciliaris

(2) Glycine max

 

  1. Family cecidomyidae belongs to order?

(1) Coleoptera

(2) Odonata

(3) Hymenoptera

(4) Diptera

(4) Diptera

 

  1. In legume crops, symbiotic nitrogen fixation is regulated by the quantity of trace element in soil?

(1) Zinc

(2) Boron

(3) Molybdenum

(4) Manganese

(3) Molybdenum

 

  1. In sugar translocation in crop plant the trace element helps by forming a complex with sugar?

(1) Manganese

(2) Zinc

(3) Magnesium

(4) Boron

(4) Boron

 

  1. As a general rule, symptoms of nitrogen deficiency is first noticeable in?

(1) Upper leaves

(2) Lower leaves

(3) Younger leaves

(4) Lower and older leaves

(4) Lower and older leaves

 

  1. Scientific name of grape is?

(1) Vitex negundo

(2) Vitis vinifera

(3) Prunus dulcis

(4) Juglans

(2) Vitis vinifera

 

  1. Ratooning is practiced in which of the following crops?

(1) Grain sorghum

(2) Finger millet

(3) Sunflower

(4) Sugarcane

(4) Sugarcane

 

  1. Nucleic acids are?

(1) Micro molecular compounds

(2) Macro molecular compounds

(3) Micro and macro molecular compounds

(4) Non-molecular compounds

(2) Macro molecular compounds

 

  1. The innermost layer of the human gut wall is?

(1) Serosa

(2) Mucosa

(3) Stratum spinosum

(4) None of these

(2) Mucosa

 

  1. Sucrose consists of?

(1) Glucose and Galactose

(2) Glucose and Fructose

(3) Fructose and Galactose

(4) Glucose, Fructose and Galactose

(2) Glucose and Fructose

 

  1. During mitosis, the centromere divides at?

(1) Prophase

(2) Metaphase

(3) Anaphase

(4) Telophase

(3) Anaphase

 

  1. The natural consequence of a more negative water potential in plant is?

(1) Decreased water uptake

(2) Increased water uptake

(3) No uptake of water

(4) Lateral water uptake

(2) Increased water uptake

 

  1. Pteridophyta are also called?

(1) Vascular plants

(2) Vascular cryptogams

(3) Phanesogams

(4) None of these

(2) Vascular cryptogams

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  1. The stump of a recently fallen tree or a detopped herbaceous plant will give visual evidence of?

(1) Turger pressure

(2) Root pressure

(3) Water pressure

(4) Soil pressure

(2) Root pressure

 

  1. During cold winter water absorption by plant roots is at?

(1) Maximum

(2) Minimum

(3) Normal

(4) None of these

(2) Minimum

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  1. Name the famous Physiologist/Scientist associated with the study of loss of water from plant?

(1) Raschake K.

(2) Stocking C.R. and Raschake

(3) Turner N.C.

(4) None of these

(2) Stocking C.R. and Raschake

 

  1. Water loss by transpiration for single plant of following kinds of plant during growing season is less?

(1) Cowpea

(2) Tomato

(3) Sugarcane

(4) Corn

(1) Cowpea

 

  1. Leg less larva is known as ______?

(1) Oligopod

(2) Apodous

(3) Polypod

(4) Campodeiform

(2) Apodous

 

  1. “Hopper burn” is caused by brown plant hopper in ________ crop?

(1) Rice

(2) Wheat

(3) Maize

(4) Sorghum

(1) Rice

 

  1. Scientific name of desert locust is ______?

(1) Patanga succincta

(2) Locusta migratoria

(3) Scistocerea gregaria

(4) Austrocetes cruciata

(3) Scistocerea gregaria

 

  1. Molya disease of wheat is caused by ____?

(1) Globodera restochinensis

(2) Heterodera avenae

(3) Meloidogyne spp.

(4) Anguina tritici

(2) Heterodera avenae

 

  1. Phenol reacts with zinc dust gives?

(1) Benzene

(2) Toluene

(3) Zinc phenoxide

(4) Acetylene

(1) Benzene

 

SECTION–B

  1. Anil sells a table to Kamal at a profit of 10% and Kamal sells it to Rajat at a profit of 12%. If Rajat pays 246.40 for it, then how much had Anil paid for it?

(1) 220

(2) 215

(3) 200

(4) 233

(3) ₹200

  1. It takes 8 people working at equal rates to finish a work in 96 days. How long will 6 workers take for the same work?

(1) 124 days

(2) 125 days

(3) 128 days

(4) 122 days

(3) 128 days

  1. A bag contains rupee, 50 paise, 25 paise and 10 paise coins in the proportion 1:3:5:7. If the total amount is 22.25, find the number of coins of each kind?

(1) ₹1, 5; 50 paise 25; 25 paise, 15; 10 paise, 25

(2) ₹1, 5; 50 paise 15; 25 paise, 25; 10 paise, 35

(3) ₹1, 5; 50 paise 25; 25 paise, 15; 10 paise, 35

(4) ₹1, 5; 50 paise 25; 25 paise, 25; 10 paise, 25

(2) ₹1, 5; 50 paise 15; 25 paise, 25; 10 paise, 35

  1. 13 chairs and 5 tables were bought for8280. If the average cost of the table will be1227, what is the average cost of a chair?

(1) ₹175

(2) ₹165

(3) ₹2145

(4) None of these

(2) 165

  1. If by selling 110 apples, the cost price of 120 apples is realised. The gain % is?

(1) 11¹/9 %

(2) 9¹/9 %

(3) 10¹º/11 %

(4) 9 ¹/11 %

(4) 9¹/11 %

  1. What value will you obtain if 25% of 2340 is subtracted from 4/9 of square of 36?

(1) 9

(2) –9

(3) 6

(4) None of these

(1) 9

  1. A is shorter than B but much taller than E. C is the tallest and D is little shorter than A. Who is the shortest?

(1) A

(2) E

(3) C

(4) D

(2) E

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  1. Find the wrong number in the series.

12, 237, 406, 527, 604, 657

(1) 406

(2) 604

(3) 657

(4) None of these

(2) 604

  1. Observe the following diagram carefully and find out the particular portion which represents for those women who are employed but not married?

(1) 2

(2) 3

(3) 4

(4) 6

(1) 2

  1. In the following series one term is wrong. Find the wrong term?

20480, 10240, 5120, 2550, 1280

(1) 5120

(2) 10240

(3) 2550

(4) 1280

(3) 2550

  1. If ‘OPTIONAL’ is written as ‘ITPOLANO’ how is ‘PRACTICE’ written is that code?

(1) RPACITEC

(2) CARPECIT

(3) CRAPECTI

(4) CRAPEICT

(2) CARPECIT

  1. Calf is related cow in the same way as cat is related to ____?

(1) Puppy

(2) Kitten

(3) Colt

(4) Cub

(2) Kitten

  1. Which profession represents highest percentage of members in the sixteenth Lok Sabha?

(1) Advocate

(2) Agriculturists

(3) Social Worker

(4) Business Person

(2) Agriculturists

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  1. Planet that rotates clockwise?

(1) Earth

(2) Venus

(3) Mars

(4) Pluto

(2) Venus

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  1. Vice President of India who served for two consecutive terms?

(1) K.R. Narayanan

(2) Zakir Hussain

(3) V.V. Giri

(4) Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan

(4) Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan

  1. Lipulekh Pass is in which state?

(1) Himachal Pradesh

(2) Arunachal Pradesh

(3) Uttarakhand

(4) Sikkim

(3) Uttarakhand

  1. The President of India is elected by the members of an electoral college comprising of?

(1) The members of both Houses of the Parliament

(2) The members of both Houses of the Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies of the States

(3) The elected members of both Houses of the Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States

(4) The elected members of both Houses of the Parliament, the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States and the elected members of the local bodies

(3) The elected members of both Houses of the Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States

  1. Who will host 2022 Asian games?

(1) Beijing

(2) Jakarta

(3) Guangzhou

(4) Hangzhou

(4) Hangzhou

  1. S.D.R with reference to IMF stands for?

(1) Special Dollor Rights

(2) Special Drawing Rights

(3) Single Drawing Rights

(4) Sunk Drawing Rights

(2) Special Drawing Rights

  1. Select the smallest (computer) memory size?

(1) Terabyte

(2) Gigabyte

(3) Kilobyte

(4) Megabyte

(3) Kilobyte

  1. Which one of the following is not a computer language?

(1) BASIC

(2) COBOL

(3) LOTUS

(4) FORTRAN

(3) LOTUS

  1. ASCII stands for?

(1) American storage code for information interchange

(2) American standard code for information interchange

(3) American standard code for incoming information

(4) None of these

(2) American standard code for information interchange

  1. Compilers can detect?

(1) Syntax errors

(2) Semantic errors

(3) Logical errors

(4) All of these

(1) Syntax errors

  1. Protein deficiency disease is known as?

(1) Kwashiorkar

(2) Cushing's disease

(3) Gaucher's disease

(4) None of the above

(1) Kwashiorkar

GENERAL ENGLISH

DIRECTIONS? Fill in the blank with correct preposition.

  1. We travelled ......... Mr. Joshi’s car.

(1) by

(2) in

(3) from

(4) into

(2) in

  1. He lives ......... 45, Dalal street.

(1) in

(2) at

(3) into

(4) by

(2) at

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  1. In the following question, identify the noun having singular and plural alike?

(1) Aircraft

(2) Species

(3) Sheep

(4) All of the above

(4) All of the above

DIRECTIONS? Change the following sentence into reported speech and mark the correct option among the choices given?

  1. I said to him, “ your brother is a brave boy”.

(1) I told him that his brother was a brave boy.

(2) I told him that your brother was a brave boy.

(3) I asked him that his brother is a brave boy.

(4) I inquired him that his brother is a brave boy.

(1) I told him that his brother was a brave boy.

DIRECTIONS? Pick the choice closest to the meaning of the word given in capital letters.

  1. VINDICTIVE

(1) Contemptuous

(2) Revengeful

(3) Cruel

(4) Inhuman

(2) Revengeful

DIRECTIONS? Select the nearest Antonyms of the following words out of the given choices.

  1. ARROGANT

(1) Proud

(2) Rude

(3) Servile

(4) Humble

(4) Humble

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