Laboratory Technical Assistant Agriculture (Nursery Management and Ornamental Gardening) 420/2017 Answer Key

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Post : Laboratory Technical Assistant Agriculture (Nursery Management and Ornamental Gardening
Department : Vocational Higher Secondary Education
Category Code : 420/17
Qualification : Vocational Higher Secondary Education in subject
Date of Test : 10-04-2018




  1. In rose, flower size can be improved by
    • Pinching off
    • Disbudding
    • Thinning out
    • Heading Back

  2. Banana research station is located at
    • Vazhakulam
    • Pattambi
    • Kannara
    • Kayankulam

  3. Polyembryony is noticed in
    • Apple
    • Mango
    • Sapota
    • Pinapple

  4. King of fruits is
    • Mango
    • Sapota
    • Mangosteen
    • Orange

  5. The art of making animal shapes in plants is
    • Topiary
    • Pinching off
    • Edging
    • Hardening

  6. Seed viability test is otherwise called
    • Ragdoll test
    • Tetrazolium test
    • Vigour test
    • Germination test

  7. Liver red is variety of
    • Orchid
    • Aster
    • Anthurium
    • Gladiolus

  8. Which is an important pest attacking orchids?
    • Bugs
    • Snails
    • Beetles
    • Borers

  9. Jaya is a
    • Short duration rice variety
    • Medium duration rice variety
    • Long duration rice variety
    • Wheat variety

  10. Which banana variety is suitable for cultivation in high altitudes?
    • Grandnaine
    • Robusta
    • Boldles Altafort
    • Batheesa

  11. The plant part used for tissue culture is
    • Stem cell
    • Guard cell
    • Proplant
    • Explants

  12. Tissue culture is based in the principle of
    • Apomixis
    • Polyembryony
    • Parthenocarpy
    • Totipotency

  13. Bread fruit is propagated by
    • stem cutting
    • leaf cutting
    • root cutting
    • limb cutting

  14. Mound layering is otherwise called
    • Stool layering
    • Chinese layering
    • Serpentine layering
    • Tip layering

  15. The branch of agriculture which leads with garden crop is
    • Agronomy
    • Pathology
    • Entomology
    • Horticulture

  16. White alkali soil is otherwise called
    • Acidic soil
    • Alkaline soil
    • Alluvial soil
    • Saline soil

  17. Luxmeter is used to find out
    • Sunlight duration
    • Atmospheric temperature
    • Sunlight intensity
    • Atmospheric pressure

  18. Munsell's chart is used to determine
    • Soil pH
    • Soil structure
    • Soil texture
    • Soil colour

  19. Gladiolus is propagated by
    • Bulb
    • Corm
    • Suckers
    • Tubers

  20. Bunchy top disease of banana is transmitted by
    • White fly
    • Bugs
    • Aphid
    • Beetle

  21. Repair grafting is otherwise known as
    • Epicotyls grafting
    • Top working
    • Splice grafting
    • Inarching

  22. Short statured closely spaced fruit trees are planted in
    • Progeny orchard
    • Ornamental garden
    • Herbal garden
    • Rock garden

  23. ____________ is a technique which is used to disinfect seed beds.
    • Scarification
    • Solarisation
    • Stratification
    • Salinization

  24. Brown manuring refers to application of
    • Oil cakes
    • Farm yard manure
    • Vermicompost
    • Fertilizers

  25. Cell division is favoured by
    • Cytokinins
    • Auxins
    • Gibberellins
    • Ethylene

  26. Rapid propagation technique is done in
    • Betelvine
    • Jasmine
    • Pepper
    • Strawberry

  27. Which soil group is predominant in Kerala?
    • Coastal alluvium
    • Saline hydromorphic soil
    • Laterite soil
    • Red loam soil

  28. _____________ is used for transplanting seedlings.
    • Trowel
    • Showel
    • Sickle
    • Disc harrow

  29. Ideal soil texture for plant growth is
    • Loamy
    • Clayey
    • Sandy
    • Silty

  30. Rearing of silkworm is referred to as
    • Apiculture
    • Moriculture
    • Sericulture
    • Arboriculture

  31. Khaira disease is due to the deficiency of ____________.
    • Zn
    • P
    • Mg
    • Cl

  32. Chlorophyll contains which mineral nutrient
    • Mg
    • Ca
    • P
    • S

  33. Which nutrient is absent in factomphos?
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Sulphur

  34. Abnormal leaf fall of rubber is a _____________ disease.
    • Viral
    • Fungal
    • Bacterial
    • Mycoplasmal

  35. Pollu beetle attack is seen in _____________.
    • Pepper
    • Coconut
    • Rubber
    • Banana

  36. Triangular necrotic patch in perianth region of coconut is caused by
    • Mite
    • Virus
    • Bacteria
    • Fungus

  37. Main tillage operation in rice cultivation
    • Irrigation
    • Weeding
    • Puddling
    • Intercultivation

  38. Which is an oil seed crop?
    • Sesame
    • Coffee
    • Ragi
    • Maize

  39. Which sprayer is suited for spraying operations in kitchen garden?
    • Kanpsack sprayer
    • Rocker sprayer
    • Hand sprayer
    • Hand pump

  40. ____________ irrigation system increases water use efficiency to 90%.
    • Sprinkler irrigation system
    • Drip irrigation system
    • Floor irrigation system
    • Furrow irrigation system

  41. Which among this is an exotic breed of cattle?
    • Kankrej
    • Hallikar
    • Amritmahal
    • Jersy

  42. Which among the given is a garden adornment?
    • Bird bath
    • Pergola
    • Flower bed
    • Carpet bed

  43. Male plants can be converted to female plants by
    • Inarching
    • Topworking
    • Epicotyl grafting
    • Wedge grafting

  44. Cotton is cultivated in ___________ soil.
    • Sandy loam soil
    • Red loam soil
    • Alluvial soil
    • Black soil

  45. Mycorrhiza mainly helps in the uptake of _____________.
    • Nitrogen
    • Potassium
    • Phosphorus
    • Sulphur

  46. Which of the following is a propagation method in Anthurium?
    • Cutting
    • Seed
    • Suckers
    • All these

  47. Pit size in banana cultivation is
    • 50 cm X 50 cm X 50 cm
    • 100 cm X 100 cm X 100 cm
    • 75 cm X 75 cm X 75 cm
    • 25 cm X 25 cm X 25 cm

  48. Phosphorus content in Rajphos is
    • 30%
    • 15%
    • 10%
    • 20%

  49. Pulse rich is protein is
    • Cowpea
    • Soybean
    • Green gram
    • Chick pea

  50. The tag colour associated with certified seed
    • Golden yellow
    • Blue
    • Purple
    • White

  51. The seed act came into force in the year
    • 1958
    • 1946
    • 1966
    • 1972

  52. Which flower is referred to as 'Glory of the east'?
    • Gladiolus
    • Chrysanthemum
    • Jasmine
    • Rose

  53. Apple of Paradise is
    • Pineapple
    • Fig
    • Banana
    • Mango

  54. Queen of flowers is
    • Orchild
    • Anthurium
    • Gladiolus
    • Rose

  55. Yellow revolution is associated with
    • Oil seed
    • Legumes
    • Milletes
    • Cereals

  56. IISR is located at
    • Sreekariyam
    • Panniyur
    • Karamana
    • Kozhikode

  57. Deficiency symptoms of nitrogen occurs at
    • Upper leaves
    • Stem
    • Roots
    • Lower leaves

  58. Weather forecasting is done with the help of
    • Anemometer
    • Luxmeter
    • Radiosonde
    • Psychrometer

  59. The most suitable intercrop in tapioca field is
    • Cowpea
    • Groundnut
    • Amaranthus
    • Bhindi

  60. The chemicals which are used to kill mites come under
    • Fungicides
    • Rodenticides
    • Acaricides
    • Molluscicides

  61. World food day is celebrated on
    • March 21
    • October 16
    • December 23
    • June 5

  62. Which is a dioecious plant?
    • Apple
    • Mango
    • Cashew
    • Nutmeg

  63. Which among these is a plant growth retardant?
    • Auxin
    • Giberellin
    • Abscissic acid
    • Cytokinin

  64. _____________ is a viral disease in poultry?
    • Fowl pox
    • Fowl cholera
    • Salmonellosis
    • Helminthiasis

  65. Fertiliser recommendation for short duration rice is
    • 90 : 45 : 45 kg/ha
    • 120 : 60 : 60 kg/ha
    • 70 : 35 : 35 kg/ha
    • 100 : 50 : 50 kg/ha

  66. 'Ferrolure' is a pheromone trap used against
    • Rhinoceros beetle
    • Red palm weevil
    • Cockchafer beetle
    • Root grub

  67. Sansiveria is propagated by
    • Stem cutting
    • Root cutting
    • Limb cutting
    • Leaf cutting

  68. ____________ is a commercial preparation of IBA to induce rooting in cuttings.
    • Keradix
    • Kinetin
    • Paradox
    • Zeatin

  69. Which element has a vital role in energy transfer?
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Sulphur
    • Potassium

  70. Luxury consumption is associated with
    • P
    • S
    • Ca
    • K

  71. Which is a temperate fruit?
    • Mango
    • Sapota
    • Pineapple
    • Pear

  72. Poonam is a variety of
    • Jasmine
    • Chrysanthemum
    • Marigold
    • Gladiolus

  73. ____________ is a weedicide.
    • Paraquat
    • Carboxin
    • Kitazin
    • Phorate

  74. Chip budding is done in
    • Rose
    • Grapes
    • Hibiscus
    • Rubber

  75. Leading flower producing state
    • Tamilnadu
    • Kerala
    • Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka

  76. Wonder tree is
    • Subabul
    • Neem
    • Gulmohar
    • Jack

  77. Which among the given cities is known as Garden city?
    • Bangaluru
    • Delhi
    • Pune
    • Chennai

  78. Anthrax in cattle is caused due to
    • Fungi
    • Bacteria
    • Virus
    • Namatode

  79. Mulberry cultivation is referred as
    • Apiculture
    • Sericulture
    • Moriculture
    • Sylviculture

  80. Centre of origin of rubber
    • India
    • China
    • Germany
    • Brazil

  81. The Juvenile Justice Act had come into force in the year
    • 2014
    • 2015
    • 2016
    • 2017

  82. The first Organic Block Panchayath of Kerala is
    • Alathur
    • Mannarcadu
    • Kainakari
    • Thiruvalla

  83. Name the country which conducted hydrogen bomb test recently
    • Pakisthan
    • North Korea
    • South Korea
    • Japan

  84. Who among the following appointed as the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog recently?
    • Rajiv Kumar
    • Amithabathkant
    • V.K. Mathur
    • Bibek Debroy

  85. Who among the following won the best FIFA Men's player award in 2016?
    • Christiano Ronaldo
    • Lionel Messy
    • Neimer
    • Sinadinsidan

  86. "Smartha Vicharam" is associated with
    • Arya Pallam
    • Nenmeni Amma
    • Thatrikutty
    • Parvathy Amma

  87. Justice R.M. Lodha Committee is associated with
    • Football
    • Hockey
    • Cricket
    • Volleyball

  88. Defence Minister of India is
    • Arun Jaitely
    • Manohar Pareekar
    • Vijay Goyal
    • Nirmala Sita Raman

  89. Who is the Chief Election Commissioner of Kerala?
    • V. Bhaskaran
    • V.P. Joy
    • Mini Antony
    • M.S. Jaya

  90. The First Vice President of India is
    • Dr. Zakir Hussain
    • Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • V.V. Giri
    • Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

  91. National Women Commission Law passed in the year
    • 1990
    • 1995
    • 1998
    • 2000

  92. National Sports Day of India is
    • August 29
    • August 31
    • September 11
    • September 24

  93. Paliyam Satyagraham was in the year
    • 1942
    • 1945
    • 1948
    • 1950

  94. Who among the following participated in the Guruvayoor Satyagraha?
    • Aryapallom
    • E.S. Swaraswathy
    • P. Priya Dutta
    • Parvathy Nenmenimangalam

  95. Aratupuzha Velayudha Panikar was a social reformer of ___________ community.
    • Nair
    • Ezhava
    • Pulaya
    • Namboothiri

  96. The poem "Stree Vidhya Poshini" was written by ____________.
    • Vakkom Abdul Khader Maulavi
    • Thottakattu Madhavi Amma
    • Aryapallom
    • Brahmananda Sivayogi

  97. The first women organization in Kerala is
    • Stree Samajam
    • Women's association
    • Travancore Women's Conference
    • Vanitha Leaders Association

  98. The predecessor of a Communist party in Travancore was
    • The Indian National Congress
    • Youth League
    • The Travancore State Congress
    • The Socialist Party

  99. The Captain of Women's National Cricket team in India is
    • Mithaliraj
    • Harman Preetkaur
    • Veda Krishnamurthy
    • Smruthy Mandhana

  100. BRICS Summit 2017 was hosted by
    • India
    • China
    • Russia
    • South Africa

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