Assistant Manager Gr II State Farming Corporation of Kerala 192/2016 Answer Key

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Post: Assistant Manager Gr II
Department: State Farming Corporation of Kerala
Category Code: 192/16
Qualification: Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry
Date of Test: 23-10-2018


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  1. __________ is a naturally occurring auxin.
    • IBA
    • IAA
    • NAA
    • 2,4-D

  2. __________ is a tunicate bulb.
    • Onion
    • Lily
    • Garlic
    • Gladiolus

  3. __________ is propagated by tip layering.
    • Litchi
    • Rambutan
    • Gooseberry
    • Papaya

  4. A vegetable rich in vitamin B
    • Beans
    • Carrot
    • Tomato
    • Chilli

  5. A diploid banana variety belonging to acuminata species
    • Robusta
    • Dwarf Cavendish
    • Kunnan
    • Kadali

  6. Emma White is a variety of _________ orchid.
    • Oncidium
    • Dendrobium
    • Phalaenopsis
    • Arachnis

  7. _________ is a coconut cultivar recommended solely for tender coconut.
    • Kalpamithra
    • Kalpadhenu
    • Kalparaksha
    • Chandrakalpa

  8. Cutting the main stem in tea plants with the objective of developing lateral branches is known as
    • Lopping
    • Pollarding
    • Plucking
    • Tipping

  9. Decorative urns are prominent features of _________ gardens.
    • Mughal
    • Japanese
    • French
    • Italian

  10. Ideal age for underplanting in black pepper is _________ years.
    • 10
    • 20
    • 30
    • 40

  11. Tapping of rubber trees of high yielding clones is to be done in _________ system.
    • S/2 d3
    • S/2 d2
    • S/3 d3
    • S/3 d2

  12. ___________ is a diuretic.
    • Bael
    • Andrographis
    • Asparagus
    • Desmodium

  13. Sugandhi is an improved variety of
    • Vetiver
    • Jasmine
    • Eucalyptus
    • Lemongrass

  14. Whip tail is a physiological disorder in cauliflower which occurs due to ________ deficiency.
    • Boron
    • Calcium
    • Manganese
    • Molybdenum

  15. Average yield of essential oil obtained from the roots of vetiver is ________ kg ha-1.
    • 15
    • 25
    • 40
    • 50

  16. Pasteurization of fruit juices is done at a temperature of _________ °C.
    • 70-75
    • 75-80
    • 80-85
    • 85-90

  17. _________ is a preservative used to extend the shelf-life of cut flowers.
    • Aluminium nitrate
    • Aluminium chloride
    • Aluminium sulphate
    • Aluminium hypochlorite

  18. TSS content of syrup should not be less than __________%.
    • 55
    • 65
    • 75
    • 85

  19. Black rot resistant variety of cabbage
    • Kaveri
    • Ganga
    • Golden Acre
    • Pusa Mukta

  20. __________ is most suitable for the preparation of jelly.
    • Lemon
    • Strawberry
    • Pomegranate
    • Peach

  21. Seed rate for ginger is ________ kg ha-1
    • 1000
    • 1500
    • 2000
    • 2500

  22. The average number of cashew grafts per hectare maintained under HDP for a period of 7 to 10 years is
    • 177
    • 204
    • 470
    • 64

  23. __________ drying can be adopted for fruit juices.
    • Pneumatic
    • Microwave
    • Rotary
    • Vacuum

  24. ___________ is a plant used for edging.
    • Duranta
    • Clerodendron
    • Gerbera
    • Eranthemum

  25. The moisture content to which copra should be dried for safe storage for more than three months is __________%.
    • 10
    • 8
    • 6
    • 4

  26. White pepper is prepared from _________ pepper berries.
    • Mature
    • Immature
    • Ripe
    • Small

  27. _________ is a device used to assess firmness of fruits and vegetables.
    • Penetrometer
    • Twist tester
    • Texture analyser
    • Tenderometer

  28. __________ is a non-climacteric fruit.
    • Litchi
    • Passionfruit
    • Avocado
    • Apple

  29. ___________ is also known as Jamaican pepper.
    • Chilli
    • Black pepper
    • Bush pepper
    • All spice

  30. Waxing of fruits does not aim to
    • Change colour
    • Improve shelf life
    • Prevent mould development
    • Improve appearance

  31. Food grain production of India during the year 2016-17
    • 255.46 MT
    • 275.68 MT
    • 264.29 MT
    • 278.14 MT

  32. The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system are practiced in
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
    • India
    • Japan

  33. The average rate of soil erosion taking place in India is t-1 ha-1 year-1
    • 16.35
    • 18.35
    • 15.32
    • 19.32

  34. Which among the following is the organic manure with highest N content?
    • Neem cake
    • Castor cake
    • Mahua cake
    • Groundnut cake

  35. The office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, GOI is located at
    • New Delhi
    • Mumbai
    • Chennai
    • Kolkata

  36. The element which becomes available to plants at a pH greater than 7
    • Mo
    • Fe
    • Mn
    • Zn

  37. The organism used for composting coir pith is
    • Pseudomonas fluorescence
    • Eudrillus Eugenie
    • Phytophthora palmivora
    • Pleurotus sajor-caju

  38. What is the source of Rht 3 gene?
    • Norin 10
    • Dee-geo-woo-gen
    • Tomb-Thumb
    • Burt

  39. 'Ferrolure' which is used for the management of red palm weevil is
    • Aggregation pheromone
    • Sex pheromone
    • Alarm pheromone
    • Attraction pheromone

  40. ______ is a pulse cum oil seed.
    • Cowpea
    • Sesamum
    • Groundnut
    • Soybean

  41. The causal organism of bacterial wilt of tomato is
    • Xanthomonas solanacearum
    • Xanthomonas tomatae
    • Ralstonia solanacearum
    • Xanthomonas campestris

  42. The recommended seed rate for transplanted rice is
    • 80-90 kg/ha
    • 60-85 kg/ha
    • 90-100 kg/ha
    • 80-100 kg/ha

  43. _________ is a vegetable type cowpea variety with bushy nature.
    • Kanakamani
    • Lola
    • Bhagyalakshmi
    • Vyjayanthi

  44. The spacing recommended for branching varieties of Casava is
    • 100×100 cm
    • 100×75 cm
    • 75×75 cm
    • 90×90 cm

  45. The age at which short duration rice varieties should be transplanted in the field is
    • 18
    • 20-30
    • 20-25
    • 30

  46. Isolation distance for certified seed production of bitter gourd
    • 100 m
    • 200 m
    • 400 m
    • 800 m

  47. __________ is suited to insitu green mannuring in rice.
    • Sunn hemp
    • Centrosema
    • Pueraria
    • Daincha

  48. Sunflower is a __________ plant?
    • Day neutral
    • Long day
    • Short day
    • None of the three

  49. A chitin synthesis inhibitor of botanical origin is
    • Azadiractin
    • Plumbagin
    • Jasmoline
    • Cucurbitacin

  50. The egg parasitoid used for the management of rice leaf folder is
    • Goniozus nephantidis
    • Trichgramma japonicum
    • Trichoderma harzianum
    • Trichogramma chilonis

  51. The amount of water consumed in the production process of a product is called the
    • Innate water
    • Imbibed water
    • Virtual water
    • Total water content

  52. The central insecticide Act was passed in the year
    • 1971
    • 1968
    • 1914
    • 1972

  53. _________ is not an emulsifying agent.
    • Alkaline soaps
    • Organic amines
    • Alginates
    • Sesamum oil

  54. Which of the following breeding method is used to develop multiline?
    • Pedigree method
    • Bulk method
    • Backcross method
    • Recurrent selection

  55. _________ is an example of a bio-herbicide.
    • Round up
    • Collego
    • Cyrtobagous salvinieae
    • Pseudomonas

  56. A fodder-cum leguminous cover crop of tropical origin is
    • Stylosanthes
    • Sigral grass
    • Glyricidia
    • Fodder sorghum

  57. Demeter is a worldwide certification system used to verify that the food or product has been produced by
    • Organic agriculture
    • Natural farming
    • Biodynamic farming
    • Permaculture

  58. N-serve is a
    • Slow release fertilizer
    • Nitrification inhibitor
    • Coated fertilizer
    • Complex fertilizer

  59. __________ is considered as the 'king' of fodder grass.
    • Hybrid Napier
    • Guinea grass
    • Fodder Sorghum
    • Berseem

  60. Quantity of air present in the soil at the time of field capacity
    • Air capacity
    • Field capacity
    • Air entry value
    • Cup conductance

  61. One among the following is also known as 'German thinning'
    • Ordinary thinning
    • Crown thinning
    • Free thinning
    • Maximum thinning

  62. Which among these tree species are best suited for alley cropping?
    • Eucalyptus tereticornis
    • Ailanthus excels
    • Cassia siamea
    • Leucaenal leucocephala

  63. Kyoto Protocol came into force on
    • 16 February 2005
    • 27 June 1992
    • 1 December 1997
    • 24 January 1995

  64. The most common agroforestry system in Kerala are examples of
    • Traditional Homegardens
    • Agri-horti systems
    • Plantation crop combinations
    • Silvopastoral systems

  65. Hedge row intercropping is an example of ___________ system.
    • Silvopastoral system
    • Alley cropping system
    • Concomitant system
    • Coincident systems

  66. Which among the following growth variable is used as the index of site quality?
    • Mean tree volume
    • Top height
    • Crop volume
    • Crop age

  67. The time elapses between two successive main fellings in an area
    • Regeneration interval
    • Regeneration period
    • Working cycle
    • Felling cycle

  68. The year of establishment of the first ever successful teak plantation in the world
    • 1891
    • 1841
    • 1850
    • 1921

  69. Which among the following is a good coppicer?
    • Ailanthus triphysa
    • Bombax ceiba
    • Eucalyptus globulus
    • Cedrus deodara

  70. As per the 2015 State of the Forests Report (SFR) the forest cover under Trees Outside Forest sector in Kerala is
    • 11,073 km2
    • 8166 km2
    • 9400 km2
    • 13012 km2

  71. Which among the following is the lightest wood in the world?
    • Pterocymbium tinctorium
    • Gmelina arborea
    • Bombax ceiba
    • Ochroma lagopus

  72. The unit of working plan is
    • Forest range
    • Forest division
    • Forest circle
    • Forest section

  73. Which policy classified forests of India into protection forests, national forests, village forests and tree lands?
    • Forest policy 1952
    • Forest policy 1894
    • Forest policy 1878
    • Forest policy 1988

  74. Chip board is a type of
    • Laminated board
    • Particle board
    • Fibre board
    • Core board

  75. Importance Value Index (IVI) is the sum of the relative frequency, relative density and
    • Relative abundance
    • Relative dominance
    • Relative height
    • Relative growing stock

  76. Kamela dye is extracted from the tree
    • Emblica officinalis
    • Bixa orellana
    • Mallotus philippensis
    • Anogeissus latifolia

  77. The proportion of variation in the population that is attributable to genetic differences among individuals is known as
    • Variability
    • Genetic gain
    • Combining ability
    • Heritability

  78. Which section of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 describes the prohibition of hunting wild animals?
    • Section 9
    • Section 11
    • Section 13
    • Section 22

  79. Quarter girth formula generally
    • Over estimates the actual volume of the tree
    • Under estimates the actual volume of the tree
    • Give fairly accurate volume
    • Give sown outturn volume

  80. Root rot fungi is generally belong to
    • Phycomycetes
    • Ascomycetes
    • Basidiomycetes
    • Duteromycetes

  81. Who among the following was the Sanyasi from Kerala who caught arrest in connection with salt Satyagraha at Vedaranya?
    • Karunakara Guru
    • Anandatheertha
    • Chattambi Swamikal
    • Vaghbhatananda

  82. Which was the play performed after the Ongallur Conference of the Yogakshema Sabha in 1943?
    • Adukkalayil Ninnum Arangathekku
    • Marakkudakkullile Maha Narakam
    • Ritumati
    • Pattabakki

  83. Vala Samudaya Parishkarana Sabha was founded by
    • Vaghbhatananda
    • Ayyankali
    • Poikayil Appachan
    • K.P. Karuppan

  84. The Article in Indian constitution prohibiting forced labor is
    • 23
    • 44
    • 73
    • 74

  85. The Decline of Nayar Dominance: Society and Politics in Travancore, 1847-1908 is written by
    • Francis Day
    • William Logan
    • Robin Jeffrey
    • C.A. Innes

  86. Khirsara Village in Western Kutch is famous for
    • Cave temple
    • Discovery of dinosaur bones of the Jurassic period
    • A rare item of fig
    • Presence of industrial hub and trading center of Harappan Civilization

  87. The well known Jogeshwari caves are located in
    • Hyderabad
    • Mumbai
    • Calcutta
    • Mahabalipuram

  88. The second backward classes commission was headed by
    • P.N. Bhagavati
    • Kuldip Nayyar
    • B.P. Mandal
    • Y.V. Chandrachud

  89. Who among the group of judges was not included in making the public interest litigation effective in the post-emergency period?
    • P.N. Bhagavati
    • V.R. Krishna Iyer
    • D.A. Desai
    • Arijit Pasayat

  90. Mr. B.P. Wadia is known for
    • Agitation against untouchability in Andhra Pradesh
    • Organizing Peasant Movement in Uttar Pradesh
    • Organizing Madras Labour Union
    • Fasting for the reorganization of the Indian States

  91. The lady who edited the Prajamitram, the evening newspaper along with Joseph Mundasseri was
    • Anna Chandy
    • A.V. Kuttimalu Amma
    • Arya Pallam
    • Ani Thayyil

  92. V.R. Krishnan Ezhuthachan is best remembered for his position as
    • The first person from Kerala to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress
    • The first Secretary of the CSP in Kerala
    • The first Speaker of the Kerala Assembly
    • The first President of the Cochin Praja Mandalam

  93. Why was Kalpathi in the limelight during the National Movement in Kerala?
    • It was the only agrahara in Malabar district
    • It was the epicenter of National Movement during 1930s
    • It was a place where strong anti-caste agitation occurred
    • It allowed the lower caste people to enter the temples owned by the Brahmin community

  94. Which of the following states will not host the FIFA World Cup 2026?
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Bolivia

  95. The branch of Brahmo Samaj at Kozhikode in 1898 was led by
    • K.P. Kesava Menon
    • K. Kelappan
    • Ayyathan Gopalan
    • O. Chandumenon

  96. Which of the following is not a work of Sree Narayana Guru?
    • Darsana Mala
    • Vedanta Sutra
    • Jati Nirnayam
    • Pracheena Malayalam

  97. Article 72 of the Indian Constitution gives the power to the President of India to
    • Commute Death sentence
    • Invoke emergency in a state
    • Recall the Governor of a state
    • Intervene in the Centre-State dispute

  98. Jaya Jaya Kerala Komala Dharani
    Jaya Jaya Mamaka Poojita Janani
    Jaya Jaya Pavana Bharata Harini
    Jaya Jaya Dharma Samanwaya Ramani
    are the famous lines of
    • Bodheswaran
    • Amsi Narayana Pillai
    • Vallathol
    • K.P.G. Namboothiri

  99. Ijj Nalloru Manissanakan Nokk was a socially relevant play written by
    • Ibrahim Vengara
    • N.P. Muhammed
    • E.K. Ayamu
    • K.T. Muhammed

  100. Identify the state where the 40th Chief Justice of India has been the governor
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Maharashtra
    • Karnataka
    • Kerala

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