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2014
HORTICULTURE
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9:;plitting of root is a physiological disorder in carrot caused by
(A)
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2.
3.
High temperature
(B)
Very low temperature
Sudden increase in moisture level
(D)
High salinity
Which of the following is called 'mini cabbage'?
~ Brussels sprout
(A)
Broccoli
(C)
Red cabbage
(D)
Rhubarb
Which of the following is not correct?
(A)
Chekkurmanis- Sauropus androgynus
(B)
Celery -
(C)
Globe artichoke - Cyanara scolymus
~pi um
graveolens
~ Leek - Lactuca sativa
4.
Ratooning is practiced in
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(C)
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Annual moringa
(B)
Brinjal
Bhendi
(D)
Chilli
'Guar gum' is obtained from
(A)
Couper
(C)
Garlic
~ Cluster bean
(D)
Gherkins are commercially used for making
(A)
Salad
(Q)
Chips
A
(D)
French bean
Pickles
Sauerkraut
The species of pumpkin tolerant to high temperature is
(A)
Cucurbita maxima
(C)
Cucumis sativus
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(D)
Cucurbita lliillQ
Cucumis anguina
The nursery area required to plant five hectares of brinjal is
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800 m2
(B)
4 cents
(C)
500 m 2
(D)
25 cents
Evaporative cooling system will work efficiently in places having
(A)
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Low temperature
(B)
High relative humidity
Low relative humidity
(D)
High temperature
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11.
Which one of the following is not correct?
(A)
Chillies - Capsaicin
(B) · Bitter(!ourd - Mornord1cm
(C)
Garlic -Allicin
.(J)1'- Tomato - Solasodme
The seedlings produced in modular Lrays are called
(A)
Stump
(B)
Micro liners
(D)
Sett
Taro
(B)
Sweet potato
Elephant foot yam
(D)
Greater yam
~ Plug
12.
'Gajendra' ]s a \'ariety of
(A)
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Among the solanaceous vegetables the seed rate is high for
(A)
Tomato
(B)
Brinjal
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Chillies
(D)
Tomato and Brinjal
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Seed balls containing one or many seeds are found in
(A)
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15.
(C)
17.
Coriander
(B)
Carrot
Beetroot
(D)
Turnip
Best grades of gherkins are produced when it is harvested - - - - - - dny
anthesis
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4u. and 5th day
(B)
61h and 7th day
81h and
(D)
10th and 11th day
9th
day
The only seed setting variety of aggregate onion is
(A)
Co-1
(C)
Co-4
(B)
Co-2
~ Co-5
\\l1ich one of the following is not a perennial vegetable?
(A)
Chekkurmanis
(C)
Artichoke
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Asparagus
Cabbage
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18. e V1ost of the cultivars of big onion are long da) plants and long days
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(C)
19.
20.
21.
Hasten buJb formation
(B)
Increase vegetative growth
Induce flowering
(D)
Induce seed setting
Among the following vegetables which is normally planted on both the sides of ridges?
Potato
(C)
Bhendj
(D)
Carrot
The present production of vegetable crops in India is about
(A)
102 million tonnes
(B)
132 million tonnes
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162 million tonnes
(D)
182 million tonnes
Match List 1 with List 2 and select
List 1
(a) Kottaivazhai
1.
(b) Blossom thinning
2.
(c) Fruit ripening .
3.
(d) Dormancy
4.
Code:
(a)
(A)
(B)
3
2
~ 2
(D)
22.
~ Omon
(A)
3
(b)
2
3.
(c)
4
1
(d)
1
4
3
4
1
2
1
4
Match List 1 with List 2 and
List 1
(a) Smudging
(b) Coppicing
(c) Pollarding
(d) Notching
Code:
(a)
(b)
(A)
4
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3
3
4
(C)
(D)
3
4
4
1
(c)
2
1
2
3
the correct answer using the code given below the lists
List 2
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2,4 D
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Ethrel
select the correct answer using the code given below the lists
List 2
1.
Silver oak
2.
Fig
3.
Mango
4.
Eucalyptus
(d)
1
2
1
2
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23.
Match List 1 with List 2 and select the correct answer using the code given below th.
List 1
List 2
1.
Drip irrigahon
(b)
Lawn
Bottle gourd
2.
Misting
(c)
Carnation
3.
Sprinkler irrigation
(d)
Coconut
4.
Furrow irrigation
(a)
ts
Code:
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(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
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3
4
2
1
(B)
3
2
4
1
(C)
3
1
2
4
(D)
2
3
1
4
Match List 1 with List 2 and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists
List 2
List 1
(a)
Isabgol
1.
Colchicine
(b)
Gloriosa
2.
(c)
Senna
3.
Roots
Husk
(d)
Sarpagandha
4.
Leaves
Code:
25.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(A)
4
1
2
3
(B)
3
1
2
4
~
3
1
4
2
(D)
4
2
3
1
The seeds of seedless watermelon are produced by crossing a tetraploid with a deploid
(A)
Not correct
(B)
Not possible
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(D)
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Will be a failure
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Assertion (A) : Mulching in Turmeric is done six months after planting
Reason (R) :
(A)
Mulching can be done with green leaves or banana preu<iostem or sugarcane
trash
A is true and R is false
(B)
Both A and R are true
(C)
Both A and R are false
R is true and A is false
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Assertion (A): Bitter pit in Apple is due to Calcium deficiency
Reason (R) :
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(B)
(C)
(D)
28.
Both A and R are true
Both A and R are false
A is true but R is false
R is true and A is false
Assertion (A) : Edible bananas are parthenocarpic
Reason (R) :
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Edible bananas develop fruits without pollination
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Both A and R are true
(B)
(C)
A is true but R is false
Both A and R are false
(D)
A is false but R is true .
Consider the statements
I
Propping is done in banana
II
Denaveling is practised in grapes
III
Desuckering is followed in citrus
IV
Notching is done in mango
I alone is correct
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(C)
30.
Bitter pit causes colour change in fruits and develops cracks
I, II and III are correct
(B)
I and II are correct
(D)
I and IV are correct
Consider the statements
I
Multitier cropping involves intercropping and mixed cropping
II
In multitier cropping land is effectively used
III
In multitier water is effectively used
IV
In multitier sun 1,ight is not effectively used
(A)
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I alone is correct
(B)
II and III are correct
I, II and III are correct
(D)
I, III and IV are correct
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Consider the
I
Notching is n partial ringing of a branch above a dormant lateral bud
II
).Jotching produces a strong shoot
III
).Jotchmg reduces the supply of water from below through the xylem
IV
Notching is otherwise called as ringing
I and II are correct
(B)
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(C)
32.
Knol-khol
(D)
Senna
Centering is the practice followed in
(A)
Cashew
(C)
35.
(D)
Pointed gourd
- - - - - - can be economically grown under rain fed conditions
(A)
Gloriosa
(B) Coleus
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III and IY are correct
I. II and III are correct
II and IV nre correct
The vegetable which does not belong to cucurbitaceae is
(A)
Gherkin
(B) Tinda
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~tatements
(D)
Brahmi
(B)
Coffee
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Areca nut
The nitrogen content in FYM is
(A)
LO - 1.5%
(C)
2.0 - 2.5%
(B)
._jl)5
Tea
0.05 - 0.07%
0.5 -0.7%
36.
Which one of the following growth regulators is used to increase latex flo\\ m rubber?
(A)
GAa
(B) BA
(C)
IAA
J.ld("Ethrel
37.
Sod culture reduces the mcidence o f - - - -- - m mango
(A)
Malformation
(B) Black-tip
(C)
Fruit drop
J}!Yt Spongy tissue
38.
Quincunx system of planting is otherwise called as
(A)
Triangular system
~ Diagonal system
(C)
Hexagonal system
(D) Square sy:..tem
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39 .. - - - - - - - are quick growing fruit crops which arc grown as intercrops m fruit orcha rds
~ Fillers
(C)
40.
41.
Trap crops
Leaf mould is i·ich in
~ Humus
(C)
Phosphoric acid
Match the following
Name of the crops
(a) Grapes
(b) Apple
(c) Orange
(d) Strawberry
Code:
(A)
(B)
(C)
(a)
3
3
1
~3
42.
45.
Potash
(D)
Phosphorus
1.
2.
3.
4.
(b)
1
2
(c)
2
1
3
2
4
4
1
4
2
Presence of esters
Pentyl valcrate
Ethyle butyrate
Methyle salicylate
Octyl acetate
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(d)
4
Asparagus
(D)
Musk melon
National Research Centre for orchids is located at
(A)
Solan, Himachal
(B) Bhubaneshwar, Orisa
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44.
(B)
Which of the following is resistant to cold injury?
(A)
Cucumber
(B) Chilli
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43.
(D)
Cover crops
Tier crops
(B)
Pakyong, Sikkim
(D)
Medziphema, Nagaland
Which form of sugar is predominantly present in grapes at ripening?
(A)
Lactose
(C)
Maltose
~ Glucose
(D)
Hemi cellulose
WTO is located at
(A)
Berlin, Germany
(C)
Paris, France
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(D)
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Geneva, Switzerland
Rome, Italy
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47.
48.
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49.
50.
51.
52.
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Name the fruit crop having the highest fat content
(A)
Date palm
(C)
Custard apple
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(D)
Avocado
Litchi
Around 70 percent of potato was exported from India during 2012-13 to
(A)
Uruted Arab Emirates
(C)
Malaysia
~ Nepal
(D)
Banglade::.h
Name the country importing 60 percent of the mango from India during 2012-13
(A)
Bangladesh
(C)
Uruted kingdom
~ United Arab emirate
(D)
Malaysia
The leading tapioca producing state in India during 2012-13 was
(A)
Kerala
(C)
Madhya Pradesh
~ TamilNadu
(D)
Andra Pradesh
Name the state standing first in mango production in India
durin~
(A)
Gujarath
(B)
(C)
Uttar Pradesh
~ Andhra Prade h
2012-13
Karnataka
Among the several states, the top four states of India, producing fruits are a folio\\ s as per
2012-13 figure
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Andhra > Maharastra > Gujarath >Tamil Nadu
(B)
Tamil Nadu > Gujarath > Andhra > Maharastra
(C)
Gujarath >Tamil Nadu > Andhra > Maharastra
(D)
Maharastra > Tamil Nadu > Andhra > Gujarath
Among the vegetables, which was the one cultivated in the maximum area m India durmg
2012-13
(A)
Onion
(B)
Tomato
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Potato
(D)
Brinjal
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54.
55.
Average productivity of horticultural crops m India during 2007-08 was
(A)
9.3 tonnes per hectare .
(C)
13.3 tonnes per hectare
629 million hectare
(B)
529 million hectare
(C)
429 million hectare
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329 million hectare
National Bureau of Plant Genetics resources is located at
Bangalore
(B)
Nagpur
~ NewDelhi
(D)
Kamal
National Research Centre for pomegranate is located at
(C)
58.
59.
60.
17.3 tonnes per hectare
(A)
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57.
(D)
Total geographical area in India is
(A)
56.
~ 11.3 tonnes per hectare
Solapur, Maharastra
(B)
Bijapur, Karnataka
Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
(D)
Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh
Central Ins titute of Arid Horticulture is located at
(A)
Rajah mundry, Andra Pradesh
(C)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
(B)
~
Nagpur, Maharashtra
Bikaner, Rajasthan
The Science of growing and caring of ornamental trees is called
(A)
Viticulture
(C)
Olericulture
(B)
Pomology
~ Arboriculture
Hydroponics is an art of growing plants
(A)
Without soil and nutrients
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Without soil alone
(C)
\\ thout nutrients and chemicals
(D)
Without nutrients a lone
Among t he follo\ving, the maximum content of carbohydrate is found in
(A)
JeJ
Ba n<l na fruit
(B)
Sweet potato tuber
Dates
(D)
Avocado fruits
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Japanese art. of growing mininturc trees and
(A)
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63.
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is called as
Terrarium
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Arboratium
Bonsai
(D)
Pot Pourri
Example for a foliage tree is
(A)
Cas~ia
(C)
Delonix regia
~ Polrnlthia longifolia
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(D)
Bauhinia purnurC'a
Golden red
(B)
Zinnia
Cosmos
(D)
Rabam
Example for herbaceous perennial i~
$5"
(C)
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64.
65.
66.
A non-flowering climber with attractive foliage i:-.
(A)
Qui gualis indica
(C)
Petrea volubilis
(A)
Dnp irrigation
(C)
Pitcher irrigation
~ Hctlera helix
(B)
Flood irrigation
~ Sprinkler irrigation
Botanical name for bermuda gra:-s is
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68.
.\llamancla grand1flora
Suitable irrigation system for lawn is
(A)
67.
(Il)
Cyprus rotundus
(B)
Cyprus deformif;
Cynodon dactvlon
(D)
Lolium multiflorum
(B)
Coleus
Plant suitable for boundary/tall hedge is
(A)
Gerbera
(C)
Iresine
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Bougaimillea
Yellow coloured flowering annual is
(A)
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(B)
Tuberose
Marigold
(D)
Bougainuvillea
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69. •
llill garden, Lea garden and flat garden arc componcnLs of
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70.
71.
72.
73.
74.
l\Toghul garden
English gal'den
(D)
Italian garden
(A)
Trophy
(C)
Terrarium
(B)
Carpet bed
~ Topiary
Fragrant oil can be extracted from
(A)
Crossandra
(C)
Zmnia
(B)
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Gomphrena
Jasmine.
Friendship is a variety of
(A)
Jasmine
(B)
Carnation
(C)
Gerbera
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Gladiolus
The variety of tomato recommended for rainfed cultivation is
(A)
Arka Meghali
(C)
PKl\1-1
(B)
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C0-3
Paiyur - 1
Botanical name of African marigold is
(C)
76.
(B)
Art of training plants into different shapes is called .as
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75.
Japanese garden
Tagctes erecta
(B)
Tagetes patula
Petunia hyb1·ida
(D)
Helianthus annus
Miniature roses are ideally suited for
(A)
Water garden
(C)
Terrarium
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Pots
(D) Edges
Tuberose is propagated by
(A)
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Rhizomes
(B)
Runners
Bulbs
(D)
Tubers
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78.
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Seeds
(B)
Grafting
(C)
Bulbs
(D)
Budding
Long day
(B)
Day neutral
Short day
(0)
Photo insensitive
90 < 60 cm
(B)
1.0 x 0.5 m
1.25 x 1.25 m
(0)
2.0
Acanthaceae
(B)
.\pocynaceae
Oleaceae
(D)
!\.Ialvaceae
Chrysanthemum is a
(A)
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Jasmin~
(A)
fl
81.
82.
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Ill
belongs to the family
(A)
Syconium
~A
Sorosis
(C)
Berry
{D)
Balusta
Pomegranate is commer cially propagated through
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84.
x
Botanically, pineapple fruit is a
(A)
83.
plant
Optimum spacing for Jasminum sambac is
(A)
80.
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Ornamental palms can be propagated by
Soft wood cuttings
(B)
Grafting
Hard ·wood cuttings
(D)
Sucker::-
For flowering, the chilling temperature requirement of strawberry plants IS
(A)
Below 0°C
(C)
Below 10°C
~
(D)
Below 5°C
Below 15°C
In self unfruitful pear varieties a pollenizer should be planted at
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Every 4th tree in every 4th row
(B)
Every 5th tree in evecy 5 row
(C)
Every 6th tree in every 6th row
(D)
Every 7th tree in eve11 7 row
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The amount seeds required to raise seedling for one hectare of papaya is
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(C)
86.
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89.
2,000g
Green
(B)
Yellow
&d
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Sindhu
(B)
Bangalora
Amrapali
(D)
Mulgoa
Manganese
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(C)
Magnesium
(D)
Boron
Citrus, pomegranate and guava
(B)
Mango, sapota and pineapple
Apple, pear and plum
(D)
Grapes and papaya
Bangalora
(B)
Banganapalli
Peter
(D)
Jahangir
Copper
Bahar treatment is practiced in
The regular bearing mango variety is
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(C)
92.
(D)
(A)
(C)
91.
l,500g
Granulation in citrus can be reduced by spraying
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90.
l,OOOg
The mango variety most suited for high density planting is
(A)
88.
(B)
For long distance transport strawberries can be harvested when they are
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87.
500g
Berry elongation and thinning in grapes is done with
(A)
Ethephon
(C)
NAA
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GA 3
(D)
2, 4-D
In pineapple, planting o f - - - - - - - will come to harvest earlier
(A)
¢
Crowns
(B)
Slips
Suckers
(D)
Seeds
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Find out the
(.\)
Spmnch
Chcnopodrnccae
(B)
!\.lultivitamin green
E up horbiaceae
.\F-paragu~
Asteraceae
Winged bean
Fabaceae
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(D)
94.
95.
96.
97.
98.
{A)
znd, ~th
(C)
~ th,
~ 3rd, 51h and 7
and 6th
Gth and 8th
(D)
Gth, 8 1h and 10 h
In Ber, under rainfed conditions, the radius of saucer ba::.in for ram water bane t hould b
(A)
2M
(C)
4
~ 3M
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5M
(D)
For chemical thinning of pear fruits, spraying of [email protected] 2:3 PP I 1s done durmg
(A)
3-8 days before petal fall
(C)
6 week~ after blooming
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3-8 day nfter petal foll
6 weeks before blooming
(D)
The widely cultivated Indiari Ber is
(A)
Ziz}phus jujube
(C)
Z1zyplws rnlgaris
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(D)
Zi;:yphu.s mouritiana
Zizyphs satiua
Paddy strnw mulching is commercially followed for
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Pineapple
(B)
.\nnona
Strawberry
(D)
Peach
Guava
(B)
Mango
Pineapple
(D)
Banana
Fasciation is found in
(A)
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In banana, the fert1hzcn; i-;hould be applierl during - - - - - - and
month after planting
(A)
99.
mi~match
Bending i- an intercultural operation performed in
(A)
Papaya
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Guava
(C)
Sapota
(D)
Aonla
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10.
Which one of the following is correctly matched?
(A)
Provide effective control of weight loss
Camauba Wax
~ Shellac based waxes
102.
103.
104.
(C)
Polythene based waxes
Cause rind injury
(D)
Resin based waxes ·
Give low shine
During picking, care must be taken to avoid any possible damages to the
(A)
Twigs
(B)
Canes
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Spurs
(D)
Buds
Relative humidity should be monitored with
(A)
Humidifier
(C)
Tensiometer
(D)
Hygron;>.eter
None of the above
(A)
Very low ethylen e production rate
Mango
(B)
Moderate ethylene production rate
Papaya
(C)
High ethylene production rate
Citrus
Very high ethylene production rate
Passion fruit
Which one of the following is correctly matched?
~
106.
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Which one of the following is correctly matched?
~
105.
Give best shine
'Polemounted cut and hold
picking shears
Jack
(B)
Hook type fruit plucker
High density Orchards
(C)
Mechanical harvester
Mango
(D)
Manual harvesting
Strawberries
Which one of the following is correctly matched?
(A)
Lye peeling
Apples, Peeches a nd cherries
Flame peeling
Garlic and onion
(C)
Mechanical peeling
Irregular sh aped fruits
(D)
Hand peeling
1-2% caustic soda
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107.
\Vhich one of the following
correctly matched?
(A)
Penicillium "P·
Cau.:;e::; spoilage of canned fruits
(B)
Aspergillus sp .
Blue moulds
:\I ucor sp.
Grey mould
Bvssochlamvs fulva
Blnck mould
~
(D)
108.
i~
•
Consider the statements
(1)
The inhibitory action of prcservath·es is due to their interference\\ ith th meC'h m m
of cell division, permeability of cell membrane, and activity of enzyme
(ii)
Sulphur-di-oxide has good
(iii)
Sulphur-di-oxide
(iv)
Sulphur-di-o>..ide is not generally used in the form of its
b1 sulphite and meta bi sulphite
increase~
pre~crving
action
again~t
bactena and mould
mono enzymatic brownina
alt· such as sulph1t
Of the above statements
(A)
${"
109.
(i) and (ii) are correct
(C)
(i), (ii) and (iii) are correct
(D)
All are correct
During fruit juice canning pasteurization is done at the temperature of
(A)
(C)
110.
(i) alone correct
J8)\
c
77° c
71°
(D)
c
80° c
74°
Consider the statements
(i)
For each increase of 10° C above optimu m, rate of deterioration mcrea e b) two to
three fold
(ii)
Rate of enzymatic reactions decreases with increase in temperature
(iii)
Rate of chemical reactions approximately doubles for each 10° Crise m temperature
(iv)
Temperature below optimum range for a given commodity cau e freezing or chilling
injury
Of the above statements
(A)
(1) alone correct
(B)
(i) and (ii) are correct
(C)
(i), (ii) and (iii) are ccJrrect
~
(i), (iii) and (iv) are correct
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111•
Consider the statements
(i)
The 'continuous agitating cookers' are generally used in big production units for
canning of fruits
(ii)
By using the 'continuous agitating cookers' the processing time is reduced
considerably during canning of fruits
(iii)
Fruits require much severe sterilization than non acid vegetables
(iv)
Non-acid vegetables require to be processed at temperatures much above 100° C
(A)
Of the above statements
(i) alone correct
(i), (ii) and (iii) are correct
(C)
112.
114.
Controlled atmospheric storage
Film wrap
Stretch film
(B)
(C)
Cellophane
JJY)'
Polypropylene corrugated box
Which one of the following post harvest application of hormones is correctly matched?
(A)
Gibberellins
Inhibits onion sprouting
(B)
Cytokinins
Retards ripening of tomato
..Jlief
2, 4 D +BA
Retards yellowing of cauliflower
Maleic hydrazide
Retards maturity of leafy vegetables
Best time for picking fruits is during
(C)
~ Early morning
Evening hours
Mid day
(D)
Night hours
The ideal temperature for stor age often depends on the
(A)
J%}'
117.
(D)
(A)
(A)
116.
Hydrobaric storage
Re-usable packaging material is
(D)
115.
JJ3'j'
(i) and (ii) are correct
(i), (ii) and (iv) are correct
Air is evacuated by vacuum pump to achieve desired low pressure in
(A)
Refrigerated storage
(B) Air Cooled storage
~
113.
(B)
Size and shape of t}le product
(B)
Nutrient content of the product
Geographical origin of the product
(D)
Colour of the product
The concentration of hot brine solution for covering vegetables is
.J;t}
1 - 3 percent
(B)
3 - 5 percent
(C)
5 - 7 percent
(D)
7 - 9 percent
19
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118.
119.
120.
121.
122.
123.
124.
125.
During preparation of vinegar bl iced fruit and :-;u~ar juice are nuxcd m proportion of •
(A)
2 :1
(B)
~~
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4:1
(D)
5 :1
In
re~pect
:1
of world Yegetable production, India ranks
(A)
Fir4
~
Second
(C)
Third
(D)
Fourth
Products harvested from hot fields have
(A)
High rates of transpiration
(C)
High rates of chilling injury
~ High rate of respiration
(D)
Budding i most commonly done when there
High rate of evaporabon
i~
(A)
Early initiation of growth in plant
(B)
(C)
Late initiation of growth in plants
J.Pr''
!
'o gap flow rn plant
Good sap flow in the plant
Mango seedR lose their viability within :
(A)
3 - 4 weeks
(C)
3- 4 month,
~ 4-5week
(D)
1 - 5 months
In nutmeg, the sex problem can be overcome by
(A)
Seed propagation
(C)
Budding
(B)
~
Softwood
~afting
Ep1cotyl graftrng
Garlic is propagated by cloves. The alternate method of propagation is by u mg :
(A)
Corm
(B)
Seed
$J
Bulbil
(D)
Bulb:s
\Vhich one of the following is correctly matched?
(A)
C02
Hormonal effect
(B)
Ethvlene
Root initiation
(C)
Auxin
Senescence
~
Cells
Totipotency
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126
Synthetic seeds in vegetables are produced by
(A)
~
127.
Embryo rescue
(B)
l\licro propagation
Somatic embryo genesis
(D)
Anther culture
Consider the statements
Double working in grafting or budding to avoid incompatability and is done by:
(1)
Using two parts viz; scion a nd r oot stock
(2)
Using three parts viz, root stock, scion and interstock
(3)
Using two parts viz, root stock a nd interstock
(4)
Using two parts viz, scion and interstock
Of the statements
128.
129.
(A)
1 alone is correct
(C)
1, 2 and 3 are cor rect
2 alone is correct
All are correct
(D)
Which one of the following is correctly matched and write the correct code.
(a)
List - I
Hermetical seal
L
Seed viability
(b)
Accelerated ageing
2.
Low temperature
(c)
Cryopreserva tion
3.
High temperature
(d)
Tctrazolium
4.
Aluminium pouches
List - I1
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(A)
2
4
1
3
~
4
3
2
1
(C)
2
1
3
4
(D)
1
3
2
4
Citranges, the potential root stock of citrus has originated as a result of cross between
(A)
F'
130.
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Citrus sinensis x Tri.foliate orange
(B)
Sweet orange x Mandarin
Trifoliatc orange x Sweet orange
(D)
Trifoliate orange x Mandarin
Dwarfing root stock used in high density planting of her is
(A)
Z. jujuba
(J6)" Z. nummularia
(C)
Z. lotus
(D)
21
Z. rotundifolia
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131.
Recalcitrants are those
(A)
Seed::; germinating only after the process of ripening
(B)
Seeds germinating prior to fruit maturity
"t{J2J
Seeds germinating immediately after ripening and harvest
(D)
132.
133.
Seed::; germinating after prolonged storage and dr)inc:
Vivipary is observed in
(A)
Avocado
(C)
Coffee
(D)
Jack fruit
Mango
Clove is propagated by
(A)
(C)
134.
¢
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Budding
Grafting
(D)
Seed
Layering
Match the correct answers and write the correct code
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Kurukkan
Old Home
Kalapady
Citrus macrophylla
1.
2.
3.
4.
Northern spy X m-serie::;
Salt resistant polyembryonic root tock of mango
Nematode resistant root stock
Dwarf polyembryonic manc:o root. tock
Now write the correct code
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(A)
(B)
1
3
3
4
2
.J,C)'
2
4
2
1
1
3
(D)
135.
3
1
Chow-Chow is propagated by
(A,
.Jfl1'
136.
4
4
2
Seed
(B)
Vine cutting
Entire fruit
(D)
Tuber
Choose the right answer
(A)
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Top working in cashew is done in six months old root stock
Top working in cashew is done on 20-25 years old ~emle tree
(C)
Top working in cashew is done on dead trees
(D)
Top working rn cashew is done on disease affected branches
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139
138.
139.
The variety of turmeric suitable for drought and saline soil is
(A)
IISR Prathibha
(C)
Rasmi
(B)
~ C0-1
The temporary shade tree suitable for planting in cardamom plantation is
(A)
Artocarpus fraxini folius
(C)
Diospyrous ebenum
(B)
$
(3)
(4)
1 alone is correct
(A)
~ 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(B)
1 and 2 a1·e correct
(D)
4 is correct
Match the following with correct answers and write the code
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
142.
Erythrina lithosperma
Carrot is an annual requiring one seasons to complete its root growth.
Carrot is a bienniel a nd requires two seasons for maturing a crop of seed
Stecklings are planted to produce seed
Carrot is commercially pr opagated through stecklings
Of these statements, write t he correct one
(2)
141.
Cedrella loona
Multiple selection
(1)
140.
Ranga
1.
2.
Radicle
Hypocotyl
Cotyledon
Plumule
(a)
(b)
(A)
1
~
(C)
2
4
(D)
3
2
1
1
2
3.
4.
(c)
4
4
(d)
3
2
4
1
Stem extending cotyledon and root
Rudimentary root
Miniature shoot
Leaves
3
3
The extraction of sap from Palmyrah inflorescence is known as
(A)
Staking
VE)'
(C)
Cutting
(D)
Trimming
Arecanut
Tapping
Feni is prepared from
(A)
Oil palm
(B)
(C)
Coconut
~
23
Cashew
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[Turn over
143.
144.
145.
Cashew belongs to the family of
(A )
~lusaccae
~
(C)
Rutaceae
(D)
In Tamil Nadu, Coconut Research Station is situated at
(A)
Snvilhputhore
(B) Arupukottai
Vaepankulam
(D) \'athalagundu
~)
The flowering behaviour of cocoa
(A)
Auxillary
%
146.
147.
Cauliflorus
(D)
Terminal
Terminal and auxillary
Layering~
Graftmgs
250: 125: 125 Kg NPk/ha
(D)
300: 150: 150 Kg NPk/ha
~ Zingiberaceae
(D) Anacardiaceae
Euphorbiaceae
The mutant variety in ginger is
Jll}
151.
(B)
Turmeric belongs to the family of
(A)
Rubiaceae
(A)
150.
to
The general fertilizer recommendation for turmeric is
~ 125: 60: 60 Kg NPk/ha
(B) 150: 100: 100 Kg NPk/ha
(C)
149.
belong~
Rubber is propagated commercially through
(A)
Cuttings
(B)
(D)
~ Buddings
(C)
148.
Anacardiaccae
Rhamnaceae
Rio-de-Janeiro
(B)
Suprabha
Surari
(D)
Suruchi
Trashrng
is
an important rntercultural operation for
(A)
Pepper
l}5f
Cardamom
(C)
Turmeric
(D)
Ginger
(B)
Spike
(D)
Raceme
The mflorescence in cardamom is termed as
S)tJ
(C)
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Panicle
Cyme
24
•
152.
153.
154.
155.
Theaflarins in tea is responsible for
(A)
Texture
(C)
Smell
(A)
Cardamom
(C)
Ginger
~
(C)
Root cutting
(D)
Pepper
Turmeric
Vine cutting
Layering
The botanical name of commercially cultivated pepper is
Piper mullesua
Piper nigrum
(B)
(D)
Piper cubeba
Piper longum
SVPR - 1 is a variety of
(B)
Arecanut
Palm yrah
(D)
The oil is patchouli is obtained from
(A)
Fresh leaves
~
(B)
Shade dried leaves
(D)
Oil palm
Coconut
Fresh roots
Dried flowers
The hybrid tenera belongs to
(A)
J/21'
(B)
Coconut
o~
Arecanut
(D) . Palmyrah
palm
In India, Coconut is largely cultivated in
(A)
(C)
160.
(D)
Leaf cutting
~
159.
J)3J
(A)
(A)
158.
Consistency
Pepper is propagated commercially through
~
157.
(D)
Colour
Panchami is a variety of
(A)
156.
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~
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka
Cocoa is commercially propagated through
JJ{) Seeds
(C)
Layerings
25
(D)
Ker ala
Andhra Pradesh
(B)
Cuttings
(D)
Budding
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161.
162.
RRII 208 is a variety of
(A)
Tea
(B)
JP!'
(D)
Rubber
- - - - i s the state flower of Tamil Nadu.
(A)
Gladiolus
(B)
Glory lily
(D)
Aster
Jasmine
Coffee originated from
(A)
India
(C)
Brazil
Australia
ft
163.
164.
167.
Cutting
(D)
Budding
Vellanikara
(D)
Cochin
Cutting
Micro propagation
The medicinal principle of Solanum Khaisianum is
(A)
Tylo phorine
(B) Cathartine
Solasodine
(D)
Vincristinc
Durmg vedic period---- is the Lord of Ayurvedic healing
(A)
Lord M uruga
(B) Lord Shiva
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169.
Grafting
,,¢'
Tamarind is commercially propagated through
JI<.)' Seeds
(B)
(C)
Layering
(D)
Jll'J
168.
(D)
The Central Plantation Crop Research Institute is located at
(A)
Kottayam
~
Kasargod
(C)
166.
~ Ethiopia
Tea is propagated through
(A)
Layering
(C)
165.
Coffee
Cocoa
Lord Dhanvantri
(D)
Lord Vaitheeswara
cs)'
Terminal cuttings
Rhizomeq
Geranium is propagated through ·
(A)
(C)
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Seeds
Suckers
(D)
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170 .• Apricot can be classified under
(A)
Pome
(B)
Pepo
(C)
Berry
.JD)
Drupe
171.
172.
is a medicinal plant which is a climbing perennial.
(A)
Ashmagandha
(C)
Aloe vera
(C)
174.
Bending
(B)
Gridling
Root pruning
(D)
Smudging
(A)
Colepus
(C)
Solanum
(B)
Peri winkle
~ Senna
The crop widely used in cosmetic industry is
JC)
Ashmagandha
(B)
Coleous
Aloe vera
(D)
Mint
The Sennoside content present in the pods of Senna is
(A)
2.5 - 25%
JJ3~
1.25 - 2.5%
(C)
25 - 50%
(D)
0.25 - 0.3%
176.
177.
Glory Lily
Sona is a high yielding variety o f - - - - crop released from CIMAP.
(A)
175.
~
Sarpagandha
Horticultural practice followed for bud formation and fruit growth is
~
173.
(B)
tree is most suitable for avenue planting
,J,l(f
Delonix regia
(B)
Michelia Champaka
(C)
Saraca indica
(D)
Ficus religiosa
(B)
Vincristine
~
Withanine
The alkaloid present in Ashmagandha is
(A)
Solasodine
(C)
Piperine
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178.
179.
Aloe vera
Seeds
(C)
Leaf cutting-s
182.
183.
184.
Tubers
~ Root sucker~
•
Rakthagan<lha
(B)
Super St<lr
Calcutta Double
(D)
Friendship
is a variety of lemon grass released from Aromatic and medicinal pl nt
research station, Kerala
(A)
Savithiri
(C)
Anburani
~ Sugandhi
(D)
Sunanthini
- - - - - is shallow rooted and requires frequent irrigation
(A)
Ocimum
(C)
Geranium
JB')
Mint
(D)
Citronella
The ideal pH for rooting of cu tting is
.JA1
5.5 - 6.5
(B)
4.5-5.0
(C)
6.5- 7.0
(D)
5.0- 5.5
Which plantation crop is heliotropic in nature?
(A)
Cocoa
{B)
Coconut
~
Coffee
(D)
Arecanut
In avacado, softening during ripening is due to
\J)CJ'
(C)
185.
(R)
Double ''ariety of tuberose is
JfJJ
181.
propagated through
(A)
(A)
180.
i~
Hydrolysis of fat
(B)
Breakdown of starch
Degradation of Chlorophyll
(D)
Break down of proteins
Lime
(B)
Potassium sulphate
Gypsum
(D)
Epsum
Alkaline soil can be reclaimed by applying
(A)
~r
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187.
188.
Nutmeg is
(A)
Monoecious
(C)
Gynomonoecious
Triacontanol
(B)
(C)
IAA
JDf'
Both (A) and (B)
Fruit necrosis in anola is due to deficiency of
Calcium
(B)
Phosphorus
Boron
(D)
Iron
Abnormal leaf fall is mainly due to the accumulation of
(A)
ABA
(C)
GA
(B)
Cytokinin
~ Ethylene
The botanical name of phalsa is
(C)
Grewia subinequalis
(B)
Phydis peruviana
Garcinia cowa
(D)
Garcinia mangostona
(B)
Flushing
(D)
Scorching
Low temperature in banana leads to
~ Chocking
(C)
192.
Gyno dioecious
NAA
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191.
(D)
(A)
jftJ
190.
Dioecious
Fruit drop in chilli is controlled by spraying
(A)
189.
J$f
Flowering
Pollination and fertilization takes place but the embryo gets aborted resulting m
seedlessness is known as
(A)
Stimulative parthenocarpy
(B)
Vegetative parthenocarpy
JP1'
(D)
Stenospermo carpy
Polyembryony
29
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193.
194.
195.
196.
197.
- - - - i s a variety of guava, fruits of which are pyriform in shape
(A)
Lucknow-49
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(C)
Arka mridula
(D)
Chittidar
The movement of auxin is
(A)
Lateral
~
Basipetal
(C)
Acropetal
(D)
Immobile
Initiation of flower bud makes the ends o f - - - - phase.
(A)
Reproductive phase
(C)
Juvenile phase
200.
(D)
Vegetative phase
Seedling emergence phase
<Jttf
2, 4 - D
(B)
GAa
(C)
Ethephon
(D)
MH
Papaya
(B)
Grapes
Mango
(D)
Guava
Gynodioecious type of sex forms is seen in
(C)
199.
J!5f
Pre-harvest fruit drop in citrus is controlled by spraying-----"--
.JI{)
198.
Lucknow- 16
Bud netting is done in
(A)
Orchids
(B)
Jasmine
~
Rose
(D)
Gerbera
A phenomenon of gynoecium maturing earlier than androecium is called :
(A)
Piotandry
(C)
Heterostyly
J;8)
(D)
Protogyny
Herkogamy
January- February flowering season is called as:
(A)
Mrig bahar
¢
Ambe bahar
(C)
Hasta bahar
(D)
None of the above
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