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DescriptionAGRICULTURE QUESTIONS and Answers exams contains the questions from various competitive exams.These questions are the part of previous year paper.These kind of questions would be helpful in preparing for exams like IAS, PCS, UPSC, NDA, CDS SSC, RRB, PSC, IBPS

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Question: Assertion (A): Green Revolution Technology played a crucial role in gradually transforming traditional agriculture into modern scientific one.
Reason (R): It did not involve much of social and environmental cost.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Answer:A) is true, but (R) is false.

Question: Which of the following States has been honoured with Krishi Karman Award for the highest food grain production for the year 2012-13 ?

Answer:Madhya Pradesh

Question: With reference to soil conservation, consider the following practices:
1. Crop rotation
2. Sand fences
3. Terracing
4. Wind breaks
Which of the above are considered appropriate methods for soil conservation in India?

Answer:1, 2, 3 and 4

Question: Mon 863 is a variety of maize. It was in the news for the following reason

Answer:It is a genetically modified variety which is pest resistant.

Question: Due to their extensive rice cultivation, some regions may be contributing to global warming. To what possible reason/reasons is this attributable?
1. The anaerobic conditions associated with rice cultivation cause the emission of methane.
2. When nitrogen based fertilizers are used, nitrous oxide is emitted from the cultivated soil.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Answer:1 only

Question: With reference to micro-irrigation, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Fertilizer/nutrient loss can be reduced.
2. It is the only means of irrigation in dry land farming.
3. In some areas of farming, receding of ground water table can be checked.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Answer:1 and 3 only

Question: The lower Gangetic plain is characterized by humid climate with high temperature throughout the year. Which one among the following pairs of crops is most suitable for this region?

Answer:Paddy and Jute

Question: Consider the following crops of India :
1. Groundnut
2. Sesamum
3. Pearl millet
Which of the above is/are predomi-nantly rainfed crop/crops?

Answer:1, 2 and 3

Question: Other than resistance to pests, what are the prospects for which genetically engineered plants have been created?
1. To enable themto withstand drought
2. To increase the nutritive value of the produce
3. To enable themto grow and do photosynthesis in spaceships and space stations
4. To increase their shelf life
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

Answer:1, 2, 3 and 4

Question: What are the reasons for the people"s resistance to the introduction of Bt brinjal in India?
1. Bt brinjal has been created by inserting a gene froma soil fungus into its genome.
2. The seeds of Bt brinjal are terminator seeds and therefore, the farmers have to buy the seeds before every season from
the seed companies.
3. There is an apprehension that the consumption of Bt brinjal may have adverse impact on health.
4. There is some concern that the introduction of Bt brinjal may have adverse effect on the biodiversity.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

Answer:2 and 3 only

Question: Consider the following agricultural practices:
1. Contour bunding
2. Relay cropping
3. Zero tillage
In the context of global climate change, which of the above helps/help in carbon seques-tration/storage in the soil?

Answer:3 only

Question: The proper seed rate for transplanting of Basmati rice is-

Answer:15-20 kg/ha

Question: Indian Pulse Research Institute is situated in :


Question: Grains of Basmati rice get elongated on being cooked because of higher content of:


Question: How many types of crops are found in India ?

1. Rabi
2. Kharif
.3. Jayad

Question: Which of the following states has agricultural area less than 60 percent ?

Answer:West Bengal

Question: What was the estimated production of foodgrains in India for the year 2011-12 ?

Answer:257 million tonnes

Question: The President of Sugar De-control Committee was :


Question: In the year 2010-11 in Chhattisgarh State following crop area is in decreasing order:

Question: In Himalayan ranges the types of vegetation changes with altitude due to the following reasons
1. decrease in temperature 2. changes in rain forms 3. unfertile soil 4. strong winds Select the correct answer:

Answer:1, 3 and 4