Practice Test


1) Maximum contribution to the total milk production of our country comes from:


2) Murrah is a breed of:


3) Lac is a:


4) Aquaculture includes:


5) Which of the following species is specially domesticated and reared for high economic importance?


6) Cryopreservation is:


7) Cryopreservation is useful for:


8) Exotic breeds:


9) Exotic breeds are:


10) Infertility of local breeds of cattle can be overcome by use of:


11) Stilbesterol is used for:


12) Surrogate mother is:


13) Artificial insemination is better than natural insemination in cattle because:


14) A milch breed of cow is:


15) A draught breed of cattle is:


16) An exotic breed of cow is:


17) Hybrid breed of cattle is:


18) Gestation period for buffalo is:


19) Cows and buffaloes remain in heat for:


20) Bhutia is a breed of:


21) Ship of desert is:


22) The animal most useful on difficult terrains is:


23) Bactrian camel is characteristic


24) A beast of burden which needs little care is:


25) The largest land animal is:


26) Elephants are sought after for:


27) Earliest animal to be domesticated was:


28) The most used domesticated animal by Eskimos is:


29) Huskies are:


30) Best source for dietary protein for a vegetarian is:


31) Zebu cattle is:


32) Water Buffalo is:


33) Which is the real product of Honey bee:


34) Hatching net is called:


35) Spawning in fishes can be induced by:


36) Percentage of proteins in the fish meal is:


37) Rearing and breeding of fish in ponds, tanks and artificial reservoirs is called:


38) Composite fish farming is called:


39) Piscisculture has bright future in India due to:


40) Silk, honey and lac are:


41) The draught breeds of cattle include:


42) The method maximum used in cattle breeding is:


43) Rinderpest is the disease of:


44) Which of the following countries has maximum average annual milk yield per cow?


45) Which of the following countries has minimum average annual milk yield per cow?


46) Which of the following diseases in poultry is caused by nutritional deficiency?


47) Ranikhet or New Castle Disease of poultry is caused by:


48) The animal close to human beings which is cloned by an American scientist Dr. Don Wolf 1996 is:


49) Ambergris is the secretion from the intestine of used in the manufacture of perfumes and other cosmetics:


50) Parthenogenesis is commonly found in:


51) The length of silk fibre which surrounds a cocoon is about:


52) Technique of silk production from the cocoons of silkworms was first known to:


53) Maximum cocoon and raw silk production is in:


54) Central Silk Research and Training Institute (CSRTI) is located at:


55) Most commercial silkworm strain is:


56) Larval form of silk moth is called:


57) Eri silk is produced by:


58) Passive, non-locomotory and non-feeding stage in life history of Silk moth is:


59) Nosemia sp. a protozoan produces diseases in:


60) Which type of silk is obtained from Bombyx mori?


61) Silk glands of silkworm are modified:


62) Hinny is a cross breed between:


63) Poultry includes:


64) The percentage of proteins in the egg white is:


65) Main protein type found in egg white is:


66) Central Food Technological Research Institute is located at:


67) Percentage of proteins is found maximally in:


68) Which one of the following is out indigenous breed of chicken?


69) A hybrid variety produced, having more meat producing capacity, in chickens is:


70) Which of the following has been recently used for increasing productivity of super milk cows:


71) The name of the sheep which was cloned for the first time is


72) Inland fisheries is referred to:


73) On the basis of utility, Nagpuri buffaloes are categorised as:


74) Natural silk contains:


75) In India the best aquarium is located at:


76) Pearl oyster belongs to class:


77) Lac is produced as:


78) Which one is the best silk?


79) Lac is produced from:


80) Silkworm spins its cocoon:


81) The three major carps. -Cattla, Labeo, and Cirhinus grown in the same pond are due to:


82) The Indian tiger prawn is:


83) Shagreen is obtained from:


84) Isinglass is obtained from:


85) Lac is:


86) It is now possible to breed plants and animals with desired characters through:


87) The large distribution of clean quality milk all the world over can be said to be due to the great work of:


88) In lac insect, lac is produced from:


89) The honey bees exhibit a type of dance to communicate the location of food. This is known as:


90) Arrhenotoky is a type of:


91) Which among the following is the real product of honey bee?


92) Which one of the following is the source of silk?


93) Which one of the following mollusca groups is primarily used in the pearl formation?


94) Main composition of lac is:


95) Main product of poultry is:


96) The scientific name of lac insect is:


97) The milch breeds of cattle are?


98) Common wild rock honey bee is:


99) Tassar silk moth belongs to the family:


100) The Indian carp is:


101) Gambusia is a:


102) Silk glands are modified:


103) Largest silk producing state of India is:


104) Pearl producing Indian species is:


105) The world's highly prized wool yielding 'Pashmina breed' is:


106) Which of the following is the sequence of cultivation of fish?


107) The amount of protein per 100 g (without water, approximately 2 eggs) is:


108) MOET is method of:


109) When cross is made between two species of the same genus, then the cross is known as:


110) Which one of the following types of silk is being produced extensively in South India?


111) Mating between two individuals differeing in genotype to produce genetic variation is called:


112) Which of the following organisms is useful for us?


113) Compared to a bull a bullock is docile because of:


114) Which of the following is a Mediterranean breed?


115) Central Avian Research Institute is located at:


116) Which one of the following is a viral disease of chickens?


117) Pullorum disease of chickens is caused by:


118) Rearing of honey bees is known as:


119) Exotic species of honey bee is:


120) Honey is used in medicine in:


121) Honey is nectar of the flowers which is concentrated in:


122) Honey bees are insects which thrive on:


123) Honey can be used to cure:


124) The sugar present in honey is:


125) Along with honey we get bee wax from apiculture. It is produced by:


126) Queen honey bee is specified for:


127) Which of the following animlas can be formed without fertilization?


128) Discovery of silk was made first of all in:


129) The constituents of honey are:


130) Various breed of goat are produced from:


131) What percentage of goat population of the world is present in India?


132) Exotic breeds of sheep used for cross breeding with Indian breeds are:


133) Which of the following procedures is/are followed in dairy farm management?
A. regular inspections and visits by veterinary doctors
B. usage of manure to increase crop yields
C. adequate environmental condition is provided
D. weeding away unproductive and harmful plants from the brood house.


134) Which of the following diseases is/are poultry disease?
A. aspergillosis
B. ranikhet disease
C. gill rot
D. black rot


135) A breed of cow is mated with closely related breed for five generations. It was found that production of milk has reduced subsequently and the animals are not keeping good health. Which of the following methods of animal breeding can overcome this problem?


136) Which of the following points should be kept into consideration for successful bee keeping?
A. selection of suitable location for keeping the beehives
B. light management according to the habits of honey bees
C. knowledge of the behavior of honey bees
D. handling and collection of honey and beewax was.


137) Which of the following methods of breeding increases the change of homozygosity?


138) Multiple ovulation embryo transfer technology (MOET) induces which of the following in cow?


139) Mule is produced by a cross between


140) One of the following is an improved variety of chicken


141) MOET is a programme that is used to increase


142) Which is the oldest breeding method?


143) Which one of the following is a viral disease of poultry?


144) Honeybee species reared most widely in India is


145) Which of the following is a domesticated insect?


146) Which pairing is correct?


147) The wax gland in honeybee is found in


148) Which is/are common fresh water fishes?


149) Which is/are common marine fishes?


150) Which one is also included in animal husbandry?
A. Poultry farming
B. Fish farming
C. Organic farming
D. Molecular farming


151) Exotic breeds are -
A. used for cross breeding
B. hardy
C. to be provided specific environment
D. resistant to local pests and pathogens


152) Which statement is correct?
A. The maintenance of hives of honeybees for the production is called apiculture.
B. A group of animals related by descent and similar in most characters are called a breed.
C. The agricultural practice of breeding and raising livestock is called animal husbandry.
D. The ability of plant cells to regenerate into complete plant is called somaclonal variation.


153) Given below are four statements (A to D) each with one or two blanks. Select the option which correctly fills up the blanks in the statements.
Statements :
A. Use of chemicals or radiation in inducing _____ to develop improved varieties of plants is called _____.
B. _____ deals with the Culturing and rearing of freshwater organisms and the production of fishes is called ____.
C. An organism or its karyotype having more than two genomes is called _____.
D. _____ is a larvivorous fish which eat larva of mosquito.


154) The animal husbandry deals with the care, breeding and management of


155) India and China have more than 70% of world live stock population and produce following percentage of world farm produce


156) The rearing of domesticated fowl is called


157) The following process of breeding increases homozygosity


158) MOET stands for


159) Hisardale is a new breed of sheep developed in Punjab by crossing


160) In live stock breeding experiments, the following stage is transferred to surrogate mothers


161) 'Lean meat' is considered to be of high quality since it has


162) The most common species for bee-keeping in India is


163) Which of the food fish is not marine


164) The fishery does not include the rearing, catching and processing of


165) The 'Mule' is the result of


166) The development and flourishment of fishery industry has lead to


167) Read the following four statements (A-D).
A. Colostrum is recommended for the new born because it is rich in antigens.
B. Chikengunya is caused by a Gram negative bacterium.
C. Tissue culture has proved useful in obtaining virus-free plants.
D. Beer is manufactured by distillation of fermented grape juice.
How many of the above statements are wrong?


168) Which one of the following species of bees is used for the commercial production of honey?


169) Which one of the following is a breed of cattle?


170) Black rot of crucifers is caused by a


171) Pusa Komal variety of cow pea is resistant to disease


172) The 'Hisardale' is a breed of sheep developed by crossing between


173) Out breeding is an important strategy of animal husbandry because it


174) Inter-specific hybridization is the mating of


175) The cultivation of aquatic animals or plants for food is called


176) Differentiation of organs and tissues in a developing organism is associated with


177) Triticale is obtained by crossing wheat with:


178) Mule is produced by


179) Rearing and breeding of fish in ponds, tanks and artificial reservoirs is called:


180) Bee wax is a product of ________ importance


181) In 1963 during green revolution the increase in crop production of wheat was due to the introduction of


182) Safflower oil is obtained from the seeds of:


183) Which of the following is the main aim of evaluation of germplasm in plant breeding program?


184) Spawning in fishes can be induced by:


185) Saccharum barberi was/is grown in


186) Need for breeding plants, to improve food quality are
I. lack of adequate food having adequate nutritional requirements in the world
II. majority people are unable to buy enough fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish and meat and thus suffer from deficiencies or hidden hunger
III. essential micronutrients are absent from diet Choose the correct option


187) Mating between two individuals differing in genotypto produce genetic variation is called


188) The cotton fibre from the cotton plant is obtained from:


189) The cheapest high energy crop of India is:


190) Emasculation of flowers is carried out through removal of:


191) In protoplast fusion, the enzymes required are


192) Cows and buffaloes remain in heat for:


193) According to NCERT text, which of the following are selection and testing of superior recombination in plant breeding?


194) Which of the following shows correct chronological order of the events occurring during callus culture?


195) Which of the following organisms is useful for us?


196) The part of the grain in cereals, where much of the protein lies is the:


197) In crop improvement programme haploids are important because they:


198) The honey bees exhibit a type of dance to communicate the location of food. This is known as:


199) The plant cell without the cell wall is called


200) The capacity of a cell explant to grow into a whole plant is called


201) Close inbreeding usually results in reduction of fertility and productivity. This is called


202) Read the given statement about outcrossing
I. It is the breeding between of animals with in the same breed but do not have common ancestors on either side of their pedigree up to 4-6 generation.
II. It is done to increase milk production and growth rate in animals.
Which of the statement given above is incorrect?


203) …… is a phenomenon by which genetic variations is achieved through changes in the base sequences with in genes, which creates a new character or trait absent in parental generation


204) Methods of breeding for acquiring disease resistance are
I. conventional breeding techniques
II. mutation breeding
III. radiation breeding Chose the correct option


205) Word livestock refers to


206) The animal most useful on difficult terrains is:


207) Which of the following statement are the main objective of animals breeding?
I. improved growth rate
II. increased production of milk, meat, egg, wool, etc.
III. superior quality of milk, meat eggs wool, etc.
IV. improved resistance to various disease
Choose the correct option


208) A beast of burden which needs little care is:


209) Isinglass, a type of byproduct of fish industry is principally used for


210) The enzyme used for isolation of single cell from explant/cell is


211) The parameters carried out for managing dairy farm are
I. selection of both the male and female animals having high yielding potential and resistance to diseases
II. regular visits by a veterinary doctor
III. each animal should be fed on a balance ratio
IV. pay attention to good animal management and general supervision Which of the above statement are correct?


212) Ambergis is the secretion from the intestine of …… used in the manufacture of perfumes and other cosmetics:


213) Hisardale is a new breed of …A… developed in Punjab by crossing …B… and …C… .Here A and C refers to


214) Economic importance of fish includes
I. fish as food
II. source of income
III. aesthetic value
Which of the above are correct?


215) Lysine and tryptophan are


216) Which of the following disease resistance enhancement introduced by mutation in moong bean?
I. Yellow mosaic virus
II. Powdery mildew
III. Black rust
Choose the correct option


217) The conventional method of breeding for resistance includes
I. screening the germplasm for resistant sources
II. hybridization of selected parents
III. selection and evaluation of the hybrids
IV. testing and release of new varieties
Choose the correct option


218) The primary aim of animal breeding is to breed such animals which are able to produce


219) The scientific name of maize is:


220) What is the outcome of increased resistance power in crops?
I. Enhance production
II. Reduces the dependence on fungicides and bacteriocides
III. Reduces the dependence on technical agricultural tools
Choose the correct option


221) The insect that is not found in the wild state is:


222) Aim of plant breeding is to grow


223) Which of the following is not an oil seed?


224) Improved varieties of wheat suitable for Indian environment have been developed by


225) _________ is used in the manufacture of many items including cosmetics, shaving creams and polishes of various kinds. The most appropriate word for filling the blank is


226) _______ is an industry that includes catching processing or selling of aquatic animals


227) The embryo which develops from somatic cell is called


228) Science of altering the genetic pattern of plants in order to increase their value and utility for human welfare is called


229) Which one of the following is the American poultry breed?


230) Compared to a bull a bullock is docile because of:


231) Maximum cocoon and raw silk production is in:


232) Which of the following is a disease resistant, high yielding breed of the poultry developed in Karnataka?


233) Which one of the following products of apiculture is used in cosmetics and polishes?


234) Semi-dwarf varieties of rice were developed from


235) Which of following species is specially domesticated and reared for high economic importance?


236) Passive, non-locomotory and non-feeding stage in life history of Silk moth is:


237) Regulations governing movement of diseased plant material are called:


238) The larger distribution of clean quality milk all the world over can be said to be due to the great work of:


239) Which of the following is not a true pulse crop?


240) In tissue culture, roots can be induced by


241) Blue revolution
I. It is the rapid expansion intensive commercial aquaculture
II. Increase global food production and reduce widespread hunger
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


242) Keeping beehives in crop field during flowering period increases


243) New varieties of plants can be produced by:


244) Hidden hunger can be defined as


245) International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is situated at


246) Pomato is a somatic hybrid of


247) Real product of apiculture is


248) Protoplasts of two different species are fused in


249) The largest groundnut producing country is:


250) A breeder evolving disease resistant variety will start with:


251) Which one of the following is the source of silk?


252) Animal husbandry deals with
I. breeding of livestock buffaloes, cows, sheep, camels, etc., that are useful to humans
II. rearing, catching, selling, etc., of fish, molluscs and crustaceans
III. breeding of fowls for human use
Which of the statement give above are correct?


253) Rate of mutations is induced by means of certain agents called


254) Which statement is correct about centre of origin of plant?


255) Consider the following statements
I. Breeding of animal is very important for animal husbandry
II. Both the male and female animals selected for breeding should be of superior quality
III. The word ‘husbandry’ means the management of domestic affair
IV. In our country, poultry mainly means chickens, domesticated for egg
V. Cows and buffaloes generally give more milk than goats and sheep
VI. The yellow colour of buffalo milk is due to carotene
Which of the statement given above are true and which are false?
I II III IV V VI


256) The most common egg-type variety used for commercial production through out the world is


257) In livestock breeding experiments which of the following stage is transferred to surrogate mothers


258) The part of the plant taken for tissue culture is called


259) Which one is a rich source of vitamin-A?
I.Carrot
II. Lemon
III. Beans
IV. Spinach
Choose the correct option


260) A group of animals which are related by descent and share many similarities are referred to as


261) A good germplasm collection is essential for


262) Which one is the best silk?


263) In order to obtained disease free plants through tissue culture methods the best techniques is


264) Which one of the following combination would a sugarcane farmer look for in the sugarcane crop?


265) Hardening in tissue culture is


266) In plant breeding programmes, the entire collection of (plants/seeds) having all the diverse alleles for all genes in a given crop is called:


267) Mutation breeding is carried out by
I. inducing mutations in plants by various means
II. screening the plant for resistance
III. selecting the desirable plant for multiplication and breeding
Choose the correct option


268) Saccharum barberi was grown in …A… India had …B… sugar content and yield. Saccharum officinarum did grow in …C… India, had thicker stem and …D… sugar content. Here A to D refers to


269) Which one of the following is not an important Indian millet?


270) Solid stem in wheat exhibits non-preference by


271) In 1960 to 2000 wheat production increased from …A… tonnes to …B… tonnes while rice production was from …C… tonnes to …D… tonnes
Here A to D refers to


272) Emasculation is related to


273) Which of the following is considered as the root of any breeding program


274) India’s wheat yield revolution in the 1960s was possible primarily due to


275) Triticale has been developed through intergeneric hybridization between:


276) In tissue culture method, the embryoids formed from pollen grain is called


277) Microbes like Spirulina can be grown on material like
I. waste water from potato processing plants
II. straw
III. animal manure and sewage
IV. molasses
Choose the correct option


278) Technique of silk production from the cocoons of silkworms was first known to:


279) The controlled breeding and rearing of fish is called


280) Wonder wheat is new wheat variety developed by


281) Somatic hybridization is a technique of


282) Some plants developed by meristem culture are


283) Culturing of isolated plant organ is called


284) A man-made allopolyploid cereal crop is


285) Honey is
I. is a natural valuable tonic for human body
II. contains various substances of high medicinal value, including important enzymes, vitamins and disaccharide sugars mainly glucose and fructose
III. a number of ayurvedic medicines are taken with honey
Which of the statement given above are correct?


286) Cereals and millets are mainly deficient in which type of amino acids


287) Which one of the following is a disease of poultry?


288) Through which method more numbers of female plants can be produced in papaya?


289) Callus can form shoot or root by changing ratio of:


290) In tissue culture, single germinating pollen grain will form a ……… plant


291) In case of plant breeding cross hybridization is a time consuming and tedious process because


292) The germplasm collections are usually maintained at a …A… temperature in the form of …B… . Here A and B refers to


293) GDP stands for


294) The Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi has released several fortified vegetable crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. These are
I. Vitamin-A enriched carrot, spinach, pumpkin
II. Vitamin-C enriched bitter gourd, bathua, mustard tomato
III. Iron and calcium enriched spinach and bathua
IV. Protein enriched broad beans, French bean, garden pea Choose the correct option


295) Norin-10 gene of dwarfness in wheat was originated in


296) Which one is not included in animal husbandry?
I. Poultry farming
II. Fish farming
III. Organic farming
IV. Molecular farming


297) The inherent capacity of a cell to regenerate a new whole organism is called


298) The method of growing or producing thousands of plants through tissue culture is called


299) In mutation breeding, mutations are induced by using chemical like


300) Spirulina is a


301) The nutrient medium for tissue culture should have
I. sucrose
II. inorganic salts
III. growth regulators
IV. vitamins
V. amino acids
Choose the correct option


302) Choose breeding
I. refer to the cross of superior male of one breed with superior female of another breed
II. it helps of accumulate the desirable genes of the two breeds into a progeny
III. the progeny may be used for commercial production
Which of the statements given above are correct?


303) Which one of following is our indigenous breed of chicken?


304) Strategic steps for inbreeding are
I. identify superior male and superior female of the same breed
II. these are than mated in pair
III. evaluate the progeny obtained from the mating to identify superior males and females
IV. In cattle superior female is the cow or buffalo that produce more milk per lactation and superior male is the bull that gives rise to superior progenies
V. Superior progenies obtained are further mated
Arrange the above given steps in correct sequence and select the correct answer


305) Single cell protein is an alternative protein source for animal and human nutrition formed from certain beneficial microorganisms like


306) The scientific process by which crop plants are enriched with certain desirable nutrients is called


307) Hairy leaves of many plants are associated with providing resistance from


308) Best method to increase crop yield is (e.g. wheat)


309) A superior female, in the case of cattle is the …A… that produces more milk per lactation. On the other hand, a superior …B… is that …C… which gives rise to …D… as compared to those of other males. Here A and D refers to


310) Natural silk contains:


311) In maize, presence of high aspartic acid, low nitrogen and sugar content protect them from


312) Which one of the following is not a fungal disease?


313) Sonalika and Kalyan Sona are the varieties of


314) The most commonly maintained species of bee by bee keepers is


315) Which of the following yield an aromatic essential oil used as antiseptic, a fly repellent and modifier in hair lotion?


316) High-yielding and disease-resistant wheat varieties are
I. Sonalkia
II. Kalyan Sona
III. Jaya
IV. Ratna
Choose the correct option


317) In cotton, smooth leaf and absence of nector repel


318) In crop improvement programmes, virus-free clones can be obtained through


319) The callus is not formed in


320) Which is the real product of Honey bee:


321) The technique of regeneration of whole plant from any part of a plant by growing it on a suitable culture under aseptic/sterile conditions in vitro is called


322) Inbreeding is carried out in animal husbandry because it


323) Identify the edible marine fish


324) Which of the following is a dual purpose breed?


325) The animals that we would expect in a dairy are


326) Androgenic haploids were produced from another culture for the first time by:


327) In MOET procedure to induce follicular maturation and super-ovulation which of the following hormones are administered to the cow


328) The various methods of crop improvement are
I. selection
II. Hybridization
III. polyploidy
IV. mutation breeding
V. genetic engineering Choose the correct option


329) Apiculture means


330) Ishingless is obtained from:


331) The advantages of single cell proteins are
I. easy to grow
II. nutrient rich
III. high yield
Choose the correct option


332) Meristem culture is practiced in horticulture to get


333) Examples of high-yielding and disease resistant wheat varieties are


334) The length of silk fibre which surrounds a cocoon is about:


335) The objective of biofortification is to improve
I. protein content and quality
II. oil content and quality
III. vitamin content
IV. micronutrients and mineral content Choose the correct option


336) In callus culture, roots can be induced by the supply of


337) Semi-dwarf varieties of rice were developed from
I. IR-8
II. Taichung Native-1
III. Jaya
IV. Sonalika
Choose the correct options


338) India’s wheat yield revolution in 1960s was possible primarily due to


339) The three major carps.−Cattla, Labeo, and Cirhinus grown in the same pond are due to:


340) Single cell proteins refers to


341) Which of the following is not an important characteristic of the green revolution?
I. Mechanised agriculture
II. Hybrid seeds
III. Slash and burn
Which of the above are correct?


342) A hybrid where the cytoplasm of two parent cell are fused by retaining only one parental nucleus is called


343) The deficiency of essential micronutrients specially iron, iodine, zinc and vitamin-A in food
I. increases risk for disease
II. reduces mental ability
III. reduces life span Choose the correct option


344) For producing protoplasts from pant cells, which of the following are required?


345) The plants produced from tissue culture are genetically identical to the original plant from which they are grown so they are called


346) Which of the statement about breeding is wrong?


347) The entire collection having all the diverse alleles for all genes in a given crop is called


348) The chances of catching bird flu from a properly cooked (above 100℃) chicken and eggs are


349) Undifferentiated mass of plant cells grown on nutrient medium, is called


350) The totipotency of a cell refers to the


351) Consider the following statements
I. Solid stem in wheat exhibits non-preference by stem sawfly
II. In cotton, smooth leaf and absence of nectar repel bollworms
III. In maize, high aspartic acid, low nitrogen and sugar content protect them from stem borers Which of the statements given above are correct?


352) Arhenotoky is a type of:


353) Mule is produced from a cross between …A… and …B… Here A and B refers to


354) Triticum aestivum, the common breed of wheat is


355) In …… male and female animals of two different related species are mated


356) Mode of nutrition of explant before organogenesis is


357) One of the alternate sources of protein for animal and human nutrition is


358) The fibre crop occupying the largest area in India is as under:


359) On the basis of unity, Nagapuri buffaloes are categorised as:


360) In mutation breeding, mutation are induced by using radiation like


361) The genetic ability of a plant to prevent pathogen from causing disease is called


362) Phytotron is


363) Nosemia sp. a protozoan produces diseases in:


364) Silk glands of silkworm are modified:


365) Consider the following statements
I. The honey bees are pollinators of many crop species such as sunflower, Brassica, apple and pear
II. Keeping beehives in crop fields during flowering period increases both crop yield and honey yield
III. A successful bee keeping requires management of beehives during different seasons. Which of the statements given above are correct?


366) Consider the following statements
I. Semen is preserved for artificial insemination by heating
II. Most common bee species reared in India is Apis indica
III. Example of interspecific hybridization is mule Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?


367) Genetic diversity of agricultural crops crops is threatened by:


368) In …… high milk giving breeds of females and high quality meat giving bulls have been breed successfully to obtain a better breed in short time


369) Most common honey bee species in India


370) The new sugar cane varieties had the qualities like
I. high yield
II. thick stem
III. high sugar content
IV. ability to grow in North India
Choose the correct option


371) Single cell proteins provide food rich in
I. protein
II. minerals
III. fats
IV. carbohydrates and vitamins
Choose the correct option


372) Breeding crops for improved nutritional quality is referred to as


373) Crop plants grows in monoculture are:


374) Embryo culture is employed in:


375) The yellow colour of cow milk is due to the presence of


376) Quite often pulse-crops are not manured with nitrogenous fertilizers. It is so because:


377) Fisheries includes rearing, catching, sellings, of


378) The wax gland in honey bee is found in


379) Inbreeding is


380) When the breeders wants to incorporate desired characters into the crop plants, they should
I. increase yield and improve
II. increased tolerance to salinity
III. resistance to pathogen viruses, fungi and bacteria
IV. increased tolerance to insect pests
Choose the correct option


381) The process of fusion of protoplast of somatic cells obtained from different varieties or species of plant on a suitable nutrient medium in vitro to develop a somatic hybrid is called


382) Pisciculture is rearing and production of


383) Which of the following is not a marine fish?


384) The important parameters of poultry farm management are given below
I. selection of disease free, suitable breeds
II. proper and safe condition of farm
III. proper food and water
IV. temperature of poultry shed should be high for egg laying Which of the statement given above is true and which is false?
I II III IV


385) SCP production is based on industrial effluents so it helps to minimize


386) SCP reduces the pressure on agricultural production systems for the supply of the required


387) Scientists are trying to get hybridization between tomato and potato. The most accurate name of the recusant would be


388) Micropropagation is


389) The term ‘totipotency’ refers to the capacity of a


390) Which of the following is resistance to leaf and strip rust


391) Removal of anther of some flowers during plant breeding is


392) The animal close to human beings which is cloned by an American scientist Dr. Don Wolf 1996 is:


393) Majority of people suffer from protein, vitamins and micronutrient deficiencies. Their food does not contain essential micronutrients specially
I. iron
II. iodine
III. zinc
IV. vitamin-A
Which of the above are correct?


394) In plant biotechnology, PEG is used in


395) Choose the scientific name of a microorganism which produces high quality of protein


396) Disease resistant crop is obtained by


397) More than 70% of livestock population is found in


398) Bactrian camel is characterised by:


399) Rearing of honey bees is practiced for obtaining


400) Some common marine fishes are


401) Breeding of crops with higher levels of vitamins and minerals or higher protein and healthier fats is called


402) Cellular totipotency is demonstrated by


403) In honey, the percentage of maltose and other sugars is


404) Which of the following is a correct match between crop, variety and resistance to diseases?


405) Semi-dwarf rice varieties were introduced in India


406) Cultivation of fishes in artificially prepared ponds


407) Triticum aestivum is:


408) The practices concerned with the improvement in animals husbandry include


409) Several South Indian states raise 2-3 crops of rice annually. The agronomic feature that makes this possible is


410) Animal breeding is producing improved breeds of …A… by improving their …B… through selective mating.
Here A and B refers to


411) 250 g of Methylophilus methylotrophus bacterium has been used to produce


412) Parthenogenesis is commonly found in:


413) Green revolution depended mainly on plant breeding techniques for high yielding and disease resistant varieties of


414) Crustacean fishery is connected with exploitation of


415) The art and science of combining ideas, facilities, process, materials and labour to produce and market a worth, while produce or service successfully called


416) The domesticated birds used for food or for their eggs are called


417) In poultry birds, nasal and eye discharge with foul smell, acute respiratory problem and inflammed and swollen eyes are the symptoms of


418) Which type of silk is obtained from Bombyx mori?


419) The principle source of sugar is/are:


420) …A… and …B… cover more than 70% of the world’s livestock population but contribute only 25% to the world farm production. Here A and B refers


421) Which of the following terms is used to describe the component isolated from a plant, for in vitro culturing in the specific medium?


422) The name of the sheep which was cloned for the first time is:


423) A disease of poultry which reduces immunity and spreads through contaminated food is


424) For production of haploids, we culture


425) Selection is a method of:


426) Examples of high-yielding and disease resistant wheat varieties were introduced in India in


427) Choose the flowers of which plant are not pollinated by honey bee


428) Somaclones are obtained by


429) Microbes like Spirulina, Methylophilus methylotropus can be grown on industrial scale as sources of good


430) Shakti, Rattan and Protina are three important lysine rich varieties of


431) An explant is


432) High content of lysine is present in


433) The process of breeding by artificially inducing mutations using chemical or radiation is called


434) What will you conclude, when a cow is crossed to a bull and female progeny is yielding more milk than its mother?


435) Semi-dwarf wheat was developed at


436) Pisciculture has bright future in India due to:


437) Resistance to yellow mosaic virus in bhindi was transferred from a wild species and resulted in new variety of A.esculentus called


438) ‘Himgiri’ developed by hybridisation and selection for disease resistance against rust pathogens is a variety of:


439) Which one of the following is a viral disease of the poultry?


440) At the time of herd improvement by MOET generally …A… ovum is released from each …B… at the time of …C… . But by …D… injection …E… ova can be produced from the ovary. After artificial insemination …F… embryo are collected at a time. Then each embryo is transplanted into a …G… A to G in the above paragraph refers


441) SCP is rich in high quality …A… and is poor in …B… . Here A and B refers to


442) Which of the following is incorrect w. r. t SCP?


443) Pennisetum and Sorghum are of African origin, while rice originated in:


444) Examples of crustaceans are


445) Classical plant breeding involves
I. crossing hybridization of purelines
II. artificial selection to produce plants with desirable characters of high yield
III. nutrition
IV. resistance to disease
Choose the correct option


446) In mung bean, resistance to yellow mosaic virus and powdery mildew were introduced by


447) Which of the following is correctly matched?


448) Milk yield is primarily dependent on the


449) The management of animals for milk and its products for human consumption is called


450) To isolate protoplast, one needs


451) The green alga rich in protein used as food supplements even by space travellers is


452) Consider the following statements which of them are the advantages of tissue culture/micropropagation
I. a large number of plants can be grown in short time
II. disease free plants can be developed from diseased plants
III. seedless plants can be multiplied
IV. somatic hybrids can be raised by tissue culture, where sexual hybridization not possible
Choose the correct option


453) Which of the following pair belongs to crustacean fishery?


454) Consider the following statements
I. The progeny of cross-breeding may be used for commercial production
II. In case of artificial insemination, the semen can be used immediately or can be frozen for later use
III. Controlled breeding experiments are carried out using artificial insemination and multiple ovulation embryo transfer technology
Which of the statements given above are correct?


455) Bird flu is caused by


456) The host crop plants may be resistant to insects pests due to the
I. morphological characteristics
II. biochemical characteristics
III. physiological characteristics Choose the correct option


457) When breeding is between the unrelated animals, including individuals of the same breed but having no common ancestors for 4-6 generations or between different breeds or different species, it is called


458) Which of the following crop plants is not matching as correct pair with its variety
I. Chili – Pusa Sadabahar
II. Flat bean – Pusa stem-2
III. Rape seed – Pusa Gaurav
IV. Cauliflower – Pusa Shubhra
V. Cow pea – Pusa Komal
VI. Wheat – Pusa A-4 Choose the correct option


459) Part of the plant, which is cultured to obtain virus free clones is


460) Given below are a few statements regarding somatic hybridisation
I. Protoplasts of different cells of the same plant can be fused
II. Protoplasts from cells of different species can be fused
III. Treatment of cells with cellulose and pectinase is mandatory
IV. The hybrid protoplast contains characters of only one parental protoplast Choose the correct option


461) Semi-dwarf wheat was developed by


462) Single cell protein reduces


463) The process which results in the identification of superior males and superior females of the same breed


464) …A… and …B… were crossed to obtained sugarcane varieties having desirable qualities and ability to grant in the sugarcane areas of North India. The most appropriate option for A and B is


465) Some common fresh water fishes are


466) Molluscs are also called as


467) To meet the demands of the society,in vitro production of a large number of plantlets in a short duration is practiced in floriculture and horticulture industry today. It is called


468) Rearing of honey bees for obtaining honey and bee wax is called


469) The word poultry is used for


470) Who gave the idea that every plant cell is totipotent?


471) Edible aquatic animals are


472) In dairy management, the people deals with processes and systems that


473) When breeding is between animals of the same breed for 4-6 generation, it is called


474) Father of white revolution in India is


475) The commercial jute fibers are:


476) Which of the statements is correct?
I. The maintenance of hives for the production of honey bees for the is called apiculture
II. A group of animals related by descent and similar in most characters are called a breed
III. The agriculture practice of breeding and raising livestock is called animal husbandry
Choose the correct option