Junior Instructor Horticulture, Industrial Training 496/2015 Answer Key

Horticulture orange fruit

Post : Junior Instructor (Horticulture)
Department : Industrial Training
Category Code : 496/2015
Question Paper Code : 46/2017/OL
Date of Test : 07-06-2017



  1. Plant which is suitable as a central specimen in garden
    • Rain tree
    • Christmas tree
    • Bougainvillea
    • Banyan tree

  2. Which propagation method is not normally used for Cashew propagation?
    • Epicotyl grafting
    • Softwood grafting
    • Air layering
    • Cleft grafting

  3. Which fruit among below is most suitable for jam making?
    • Banana
    • Pineapple
    • Guava
    • Sweet Orange

  4. CPCRI is located in
    • Kasargode
    • Cochin
    • Bangalore
    • Calicut

  5. Plant suitable for topiary
    • Tecoma
    • Clerodendron
    • Duranta
    • Thunbergia

  6. Plant suitable for Bonsai making and which is easily available
    • Rain tree
    • Banyan tree
    • Acacia
    • None of these

  7. Turmeric is propagated by
    • Rhizomes
    • Corms
    • Tubers
    • Seeds

  8. Propagation of Pineapple is done by
    • Suckers
    • Slips
    • Crown
    • All of these

  9. West coast tall is a variety of which plantation crop
    • Mango
    • Topioca
    • Coconut
    • Banana

  10. Acid soils can be reclaimed by adding
    • Lime
    • Gypsum
    • Both
    • Rock Phosphate

  11. Which spice is called as a King of Spice?
    • Cardamom
    • Black pepper
    • Vanilla
    • None of these

  12. Culinary purpose variety of Banana
    • Monthan
    • Dwarf Cavendish
    • Robusta
    • Poovan

  13. Main feature of English garden
    • Rockery
    • Lawn
    • Border
    • Lanterns

  14. Japanese garden do not have
    • Terrace garden
    • Stone lantern
    • Stream
    • Sand garden

  15. Pomology refers to
    • Study of vegetables
    • Study of spices
    • Study of plantation crops
    • Study of fruits

  16. Air layering is also known as
    • Indian layering
    • Chinese layering
    • Japanese layering
    • None of these

  17. Select a crop which is multiplied only through vegetative method of propagation
    • Pineapple
    • Tamarind
    • Jack
    • Sapota

  18. Select the crop where seed propagation is necessary
    • Guava
    • Sapota
    • Papaya
    • Jack

  19. National fruit of India
    • Mango
    • Banana
    • Guava
    • Grape

  20. Banana is propagated vegetatively by means of
    • Suckers
    • Rhizome
    • Tuber
    • Seed

  21. The art of training plants to different shapes is known as
    • Trophy
    • Topiary
    • Pergola
    • Moribana

  22. For growing pepper as bush, which part of the plant is used
    • Tuberous root
    • Seeds
    • Tuber
    • Lateral branches

  23. Which of the following is the quickest method of lawn making?
    • Seeding
    • Dibbling
    • Turfing
    • Turf plastering

  24. Pineapple research station is situated in
    • Vazhakulam
    • Vellanikkara
    • Idukki
    • Kasargode

  25. Vegetative part of the plant separated from mother plant and become a new plant is called
    • Grafting
    • In-arching
    • Cutting
    • Layering

  26. For jelly production what is required in fruit
    • Protein
    • Pectin
    • Sourness
    • Sweetness

  27. Mosaic disease is caused by
    • Bacteria
    • Fungi
    • Nematode
    • Virus

  28. Neelum is a variety of
    • Grape
    • Papaya
    • Mango
    • Apple

  29. Contour farming is adopted in
    • Plains
    • Plateaus
    • River banks
    • Slopes

  30. In India post-harvest losses of fruit and vegetable is _________ percent of the total production.
    • 15-20
    • 50-50
    • 40-45
    • 25-30

  31. Blue colour tag is issued for
    • Certified seed
    • Foundation seed
    • Nucleus seed
    • Foundation seed

  32. The chemical, which attracts opposite sex insects of a species, is known as
    • Hormones
    • Allomones
    • Kairomones
    • Pheromones

  33. Piercing and sucking type mouth-parts are present in the insect
    • Hemiptera
    • Orthoptera
    • Lepidoptera
    • Isoptera

  34. Beetles belong to order
    • Lepidoptera
    • Isoptera
    • Coleoptera
    • Diptera

  35. Anemometer measures
    • Rainfall
    • Relative humidity
    • Sunlight
    • wind speed

  36. The shoot and fruit borers, jassids, spider mites and leaf rollers are the major pests of which of the following vegetable crops?
    • Tomato
    • Okra or Bhindi
    • Cucumber
    • Peas

  37. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping that uses plants that need very little
    • Water
    • Sunlight
    • Clean air
    • Soil

  38. Propagation of onion is done by
    • Suckers
    • Separation
    • Division
    • Cuttings

  39. Most commonly used vegetative propagation method in Rose
    • Layering
    • Grafting
    • Budding
    • Tissue culture

  40. Suitable medium for Orchid cultivation
    • Soil + Sand
    • Soil + Broken bricks
    • Coir Pith + Broken bricks
    • Wood Chips + Broken bricks

  41. Which of this is not a garden style?
    • English
    • Moghul
    • French
    • American

  42. Yellowing of lawn grass indicates deficiency of which nutrient
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Oxygen

  43. Which irrigation method is most suitable for lawns/turfs?
    • Drip
    • Furrow
    • Basin
    • Sprinkler

  44. To control damage by earthworms and termites in lawn which method of the following can be used?
    • Manuring
    • Rolling
    • Weeding
    • Replanting

  45. Japanese method of flower arrangement is known as
    • Ikenobo
    • Ikebana
    • Morimono
    • Moribana

  46. Which of the following greenhouse styles is recommended for hilly areas?
    • Lean to
    • Even span
    • Uneven span
    • Ridge and Furrow

  47. Zen Gardens are also known as
    • Japanese Garden
    • Italian Garden
    • Mughal Garden
    • English Garden

  48. In a formal garden the imaginary central line is known as
    • Focal point
    • Hedges
    • Axis
    • Edges

  49. Which of the following indoor plants is poisonous?
    • Cordyline
    • Chlorophytum
    • Diffenbachia
    • Dracaena

  50. Ixora can be classified into which of the following?
    • Herbs
    • Shrubs
    • Trees
    • Climbers

  51. Technique that control shape, size and direction of plant growth is known as
    • Training
    • Topiary
    • Thinning
    • Dis budding

  52. The best method to propagate a good quality Jack fruit tree is
    • Seed propagation
    • Tongue grafting
    • Approach grafting
    • Layering

  53. Rooting chemical "Rootex" contains
    • IAA
    • IBA
    • Kinetin
    • 2, 4-D

  54. The garden style of Malampuzha garden  is
    • Formal
    • Informal
    • Free style
    • Japanese

  55. Plant suitable for Pergolas among the following
    • Jasmine
    • Casuarina
    • Tuja
    • Phyllanthus

  56. Chamber used to perform tissue culture operation in aseptic conditions
    • Laminar Air flow
    • Autoclave
    • Alcohol lamps
    • Culture medium

  57. Small piece of plant used to begin tissue culture is termed
    • Ex plant
    • Mother plant
    • Root stock
    • Scion

  58. Mushroom is the fruiting body of
    • Virus
    • Bacteria
    • Fungus
    • Phytoplasma

  59. Which of the following is not suitable for mushroom cultivation?
    • Wood
    • Paddy straw
    • Banana palm fibre
    • Soil

  60. Organism used for making vermi compost
    • Bacteria
    • Bugs
    • Snails
    • Earth Worm

  61. Bunchy top of banana is a virus transmitted by
    • Thrips
    • Aphids
    • White flies
    • Jassids

  62. Apiculture deals with
    • Flowers
    • Fruits
    • Bees
    • Vegetables

  63. Pankhuri is
    • Dried mango
    • Dried rose petals
    • Mango pulp
    • Pineapple pulp

  64. Most commonly used medium for tissue culture is
    • MS medium
    • TS medium
    • BT medium
    • CT medium

  65. Green Façade is the term used in which of the following
    • Vermi culture
    • Green manuring
    • Seri culture
    • Vertical gardening

  66. Photoperiodism is
    • Bending of shoot towards source of light
    • Effect of light/dark durations on the physiological processes
    • Movement of chloroplast in cell in response to light
    • Effect of light on chlorophyll synthesis

  67. Which organic acid often used as a preservative occurs naturally in cinnamon?
    • Citric acid
    • Benzoic acid
    • Tartaric acid
    •  Lactic acid

  68. The devastating impact of plant disease on human suffering and survival was first realized by epidemic of
    • Brown spot of Rice in Bengal
    • Late blight of potato in USA
    • Late blight of potato in Ireland
    • Rust of wheat in India

  69. Which of the following nutrients come under Macro nutrients?
    • Iron
    • Sodium
    • Nitrogen
    • Zinc

  70. Powdery mildew disease is a serious problem of which of the following crops?
    • Capsicum
    • Okra
    • Pea
    • Cucurbits

  71. Golden revolution is related to the production of
    • Horticulture
    • Pulse
    • Oil seeds
    • Fish

  72. Plastic mulches are used in vegetable production for
    • Moisture conservation
    • Weed control
    • Disease control
    • All of these

  73. Rag doll method is used to determine
    • Seed purity
    • Seed sampling
    • Seed germination
    • None of these

  74. Based on agronomic classification Glyricidia comes under
    • Fodders
    • Green manure
    • Fibre crops
    • Spices

  75. Vellayani Hraswa, H-97, Sree Rekha are varieties of
    • Cucumber
    • Tomato
    • Tapioca
    • Brinjal

  76. Rapid multiplication method is practised in
    • Beans
    • Cucumber
    • Tapioca
    • Pepper

  77. With a spacing of 2 meter X 2 meter the no. of plants that can be accommodated in one hectare of land is
    • 2260
    • 2310
    • 2500
    • 1730

  78. Kew is a  variety of
    • Sapota
    • Mango
    • Banana
    • Pineapple

  79. Pollu beetle is a pest of
    • Rice
    • Coconut
    • Pepper
    • Tomato

  80. No. of Njattuvelas
    • 12
    • 7
    • 24
    • 27

  81. The highest peak in India, Mount K2 is situated in which of the following?
    • Ladakh
    • Karakoram
    • Himadri
    • Himachal

  82. River Kabani is the tributary of
    • Tapti
    • Krishna
    • Kaveri
    • Mahanadi

  83. Who is known as the "Father of Indian Unrest"?
    • Balagangadhar Thilak
    • Lala Lajpat Rai
    • Bipin Chandra Pal
    • Atmaram Pandurang

  84. Self respect movement was the contribution of
    • Swami Vivekananda
    • E.V. Ramaswami Naicker
    • Jyotiba Phule
    • Annie Besant

  85. The Vernacular Press Act of 1878 was enacted by
    • Lord Rippon
    • Lord Irwin
    • Lord Lytton
    • Lord Cornwallis

  86. As per the census of 2011, the life expectancy of females in India is
    • 67.7 yrs
    • 66.6 yrs
    • 64.4 yrs
    • None of these

  87. The yellow colour in the map shows
    • Wells
    • Farmland
    • Forest
    • Water bodies

  88. Additional tax imposed on tax is called
    • GST
    • Service tax
    • Cess
    • Surcharge

  89. The 12th Five Year Plan gave emphasis on
    • Education
    • Energy Production
    • Sustainable development
    • Removal of poverty

  90. The Right to Education Act was passed in the year
    • 2009
    • 2008
    • 2007
    • 2006

  91. The temple entry proclamation in Travancore was announced on
    • 22 November 1936
    • 12 November 1936
    • 22 January 1936
    • 12 January 1936

  92. A. K. Gopalan was the volunteer captain of
    • Salt Sathyagraha
    • Vaikom Sathyagraha
    • Guruvayoor Satyagraha
    • None of these

  93. The consecration of the idol of Lord Shiva at Aruvippuram was done by
    • K. Kelappan
    • T. K. Madhavan
    • Chattambi Swamikal
    • Sree Narayana Guru

  94. The Punnapra-Vayalar protest in 1946 was against the administrative reforms of
    • C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer
    • N. V. Joseph
    • C. Keshavan
    • Shanmugam Chetty

  95. The first organized revolt against the British in Kerala is
    • Pazhassi Revolt
    • Battle of Colachel
    • Attingal Revolt
    • Malabar Rebellion

  96. The number of countries participated in the Rio Olympics in 2016 were
    • 225
    • 250
    • 215
    • 205
    Correct answer is 207

  97. The Head quarters of BCCI is in
    • Srinagar
    • Mumbai
    • Chennai
    • Gujarat

  98. Who has been recently appointed as the new law secretary of India?
    • Ajith Patel
    • Rajesh Mishra
    • Suresh Chandra
    • Nitesh Thakur

  99. Which among the following countries has been recently launched the world's First “Hack Proof" Quantum satellite
    • India
    • Russia
    • China
    • USA

  100. 'The Last Enemy' is the autobiography of
    • Richard Hilary
    • Adam Smith
    • C. S. Louis
    • Bernard Shaw

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