Past Papers – Agriculture Officer/Farm Manager/Cotton Inspector (2001-2005)

Past Paper—-2001

(1) The economy of Pakistan is based on:
(a) Agriculture
(b) Industry
(c) Mineral resources
(d) None of these

(2) Which one of the following is major export commodity of Pakistan?

(a) Wheat
(b) Cotton
(c) Sugar
(d) Rice
(e) None of these

(3) Sahiwal breed is a breed of:

(a) Buffalo
(b) Cow
(c) Sheep
(d) Goat
(e) None of these

(4) Vertebrate pests of crops include:

(a) Insects
(b) Wild Boars
(c) Spiders
(d) None of these

(5) Basmati is a type of:

(a) Wheat
(b) Rice
(c) Maize
(d) Sorghum
(e) None of these

(6) Sericulture means:

(a) Rearing of Honey bees
(b) Rearing of Silk worms
(c) Both of these
(d) None of these

(7) Gossypium Hirsutism is the botanical name of:
(a) Sugarcane
(b) Wheat
(c) American Cotton
(d) Maize
(e) None of these

(8) Kharif crops include:
(a) Wheat
(b) Cotton
(c) Both of these
(d) None of these

(9) Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is the term used for the organism produced through the application of:

(a) Genetic Engineering
(b) Mendelian Genetics
(c) None of these

(10) The carrier of “cotton leaf curl virus” in Pakistan is considered to be:

(a) White fly
(b) Jassids
(c) American boll worm
(d) None of these

(11) The process of synthesizing food by the plants in the presence of sunlight is called as:
(a) Respiration
(b) Photosynthesis
(c) Fertilization
(d) None of these

(B) Fill in the blanks.

(12) The date palm is monocotyledonous plant and belongs to family Arecaceae or Palmae.
(13) Nitrogen is taken up by plants in the form of nitrate. (I am not sure as on some sources I found its ammonia)
(14) RGR stands for Relative Growth Rate.
(15) Increased Vigour of a hybrid over the mean of its parents is called as heterosis.
(16) GDP stands for Gross Domestic Prodution.
(17) Haploid number of Chromosomes of Desi Cotton is 13.
(18) Soil texture refers to the size distribution of soil particles.
(19) Soil structure refers to the arrangement of soil particles.
(20) IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management.

Past Paper—-2002

(1) The agriculture of Pakistan is characterized by:
(a) Two main cropping seasons
(b) Three main cropping seasons
(c) Four main cropping seasons
(d) None of these

(2) The soil Survey of Pakistan has identified classes of land under a system of land capability classes:

(a) Six classes
(b) Seven classes
(c) Eight classes
(d) Nine classes
(e) None of these

(3) Highest nutrient concentration causes a phenomenon in plant growth known as:

(a) Adequacy
(b) Deficiency
(c) Toxicity
(d) None of these

(4) KATJA is cultivar of:
(a) Banana
(b) Mango
(c) Citrus
(d) Apple
(e) None of these

(5) Pome fruits include:

(a) Apple
(b) Pear
(c) Quince
(d) All of these
(e) None of (a), (b) and (c)

(6) Zizypus jujuba is the botanical name of:
(a) Berseem
(b) Maize
(c) Rice
(d) Wheat
(e) None of these

(7) Osmite is a chemical used for control of:

(a) Virus
(b) Bacteria
(c) Fungus
(d) Mite
(e) None of these

(8) Wheat is placed in:
(a) Legumes
(b) Cereals
(c) Fiber
(d) All of these
(e) None of (a), (b) and (c)

(9) Nili is a breed of:
(a) Cow
(b) Buffalo
(c) Goat
(d) None of these

(10) Essential elements required for plant growth are:

(a) 10
(b) 12
(c) 14
(d) 16 (Not sure please confirm)
(e) None of these

(B) Fill in the blanks:

(11) The science of fruit production is called Pomology.
(12) Scirtothrips citri is a pest attacking Citrus.
(13) Rearing a silk worm is known as sericulture.
(14) Mangifera indica is a botanical name of mango.
(15) NAR stands for Net Assimilation Rate.
(16) Copying of m RNA into protein is termed as translation.
(17) IBPGR stands for International Board for Plant Genetic Resources.
(18) Unit of the material of inheritance is known as gene.
(19) IUCN stands for International Union for Conservation of Nature.
(20) IFAD stands for International Fund for Agricultural Development

Past Paper—-2003

(1) Texture of soil is:

(a) Arrangement of soil particles
(b) Relative proportion of soil particles

(c) Both of the above
(d) None of these

(2) Inqlab-91 is a cultivar of:

(a) Brassica
(b) Wheat
(c) Rice
(d) None of these

(3) Cotton is:
(a) Cereals
(b) Legumes
(c) Fiber
(d) None of these

(4) NMR stands for:
(a) Non Molecular Resistance
(b) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
(c) Nuclear Membrane resistance
(d) None of these

(5) Water stress is:
(a) Shortage of water
(b) Water logging
(c) Both a & b
(d) None of these

(6) Free living animal that attacks and feed on other organisms is:
(a) Predator
(b) Parasite
(c) Scavengers
(d) None of these

(7) A decrease in the governmentally define value of currency:
(a) Inflation
(b) Cheapness
(c) Devaluation
(d) None of these

(8) Seed cotton means:
(a) Seed with lint

(b) Seed without lint
(c) Lint
(d) None of these

(9) Sex nucleus that fuses with another in sexual reproduction is:
(a) Cell
(b) Gamete
(c) Spore
(d) None of these

(10) Motile spores are:
(a) Aplanospores
(b) Chlamydospores
(c) Conidia
(d) None of these (Please confirm it)

(B) Fill in the blanks:

(11) The science of vegetable production is called olericulture.
(12) The actual amount of water present in air is called absolute humidity.
(13) Rearing of honeybees is called Apiculture.
(14) The treatment given to counteract the effect of poison is called ___________ .
(15) The artificial removal of the stamens from flower before they dehisce is called emasculation.
(16) Plants which drop their leaves during winter are called decidious plants. (Not sure please confirm)
(17) An individual with both male & female genitalia is called hermaphrodite.
(18) TLC stands for Thin Layer Chromatography.
(19) Arid agriculture means agricultural practices in arid areas.
(20) Botanical name of wheat is Triticum aestivum.

Past Papers—2004

(1) Olericulture is the study dealing with:
(a) Vegetable production

(b) Honey bee
(c) Ornamental Flowers
(d) None of these

(2) Colostrum is:
(a) Low nutritive milk
(b) First product of mammary glands after parturition
(c) Product of mammary glands after two month of parturition
(d) None of these

(3) Banana fruit is classified in the category:
(a) Drupe
(b) Pomes
(c) Berry
(d) None of these

(4) Older the rice:
(a) Worse in price
(b) Damaged in shape
(c) Cheaper in price
(d) None of these (Please confirm it)

(5) Gossypium Hirsutum is the botanical name of:
(a) American Cotton
(b) Desi Cotton
(c) Barley
(d) Sugar Cane
(e) None of these

(6) Selection of plants on the basis of phenotypic superiority is known as:
(a) Hybrid
(b) Mass Selection
(c) Inbred Line
(d) Pure Line
(e) None of these

(7) Agricultural Extension relates to:
(a) Modernization of agricultural machinery
(b) Financial help to the farmers
(c) Educating farmers
(d) None of these

(8) When soil surface is protected with residue of a crop, the practice is called:
(a) Nitrogen fixation
(b) Sheet erosion
(c) Tillage
(d) Mulching
(e) None of these

(9) Bhagnari is a breed of:
(a) Buffalo
(b) Cow
(c) Sheep
(d) Poultry
(e) None of these

(10) Afforestation means:
(a) Forest Research Station
(b) To convert land into forest
(c) Utilization of forest products
(d) None of these

(11) Population genetics is based on:
(a) Principles of population control
(b) Mendel’s Law
(c) Hardy Wienberg’s law
(d) Genotype-environment inter action
(e) None of these

(12) Inqalab – 91 is a variety of:
(a) Rice
(b) Cotton
(c) Sugar cane
(d) Wheat
(e) None of these

(13) Crops produced in hilly areas are low in:
(a) Iron
(b) Zinc
(c) Nitrogen
(d) Iodine
(e) None of these

(14) Crossing over occurs between:
(a) Sister Chromatids
(b) Homologous Chromosomes
(c) Non-Homologous Chromosomes
(d) None of these

(15) Gypsum is rich source of:
(a) Calcium + Zinc
(b) Potassium + Nitrogen
(c) Calcium + Sulphur
(d) None of these

(16) F.A.O. has its headquarters in:
(a) London
(b) New York
(c) Geneva
(d) None of these

(17) Organic matter in soil helps in:
(a) Improving soil structure
(b) Improving soil texture
(c) Weed control
(d) Building up of organic compounds in crops
(e) None of these

(18) Seed cotton means
(a) Seed without lint
(b) Seed with lint
(c) Lint only
(d) None of these

(19) The ploidy level of American Cotton is:
(a) Diploid
(b) Triploid
(c) Tetraploid
(d) None of these

(20) Contribution of Agriculture to GDP is:
(a) 35%
(b) 50%
(c) 75%
(d) None of these

Past Paper—-2005

(1) How much of the earth surface is covered by water?
(a) 65%
(b) 70%
(c) 80%
(d) None of these

(2) Citrus has its origin in:
(a) Indo-Chinese region
(b) Africa
(c) Middle East
(d) None of these

(3) The science of classification is called:
(a) Ecology
(b) Horticulture
(c) Taxonomy
(d) None of these

(4) Grapes cultivation is called:
(a) Orcharding
(b) Viticulture
(c) Pomology
(d) None of these

(5) Tomato is a good source of vitamin:
(a) Vitamin A
(b) Vitamin B
(c) Vitamin C
(d) None of these

(6) Histosols are found in:
(a) Canada
(b) Alaska
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of these

(7) Age of earth is:
(a) 6 billion years
(b) 4 billion years (Exact is 4.54 billion years)
(c) 1 billion years
(d) None of these

(8) Common soils found in Pakistan:
(a) Aridisols
(b) Inceptisols
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of these

(9) A group of similar looking plants that has approved for general cultivation in a ecological zone is called:
(a) Variety
(b) Strain
(c) Taxonomy
(d) None of these

(10) The basic set of chromosomes in case of wheat is:
(a) 7
(b) 14
(c) 42
(d) None of these

(11) In DNA, adenine always pair with:
(a) Thymine
(b) Guamine
(c) Cytosine
(d) None of these

(12) Mushrooms are member of:
(a) Omycetes
(b) Discomycetes
(c) Pyronomycetes
(d) None of these

(13) Most fungal disease spread out in:
(a) Dry & Cold weather
(b) Wet & Cold
(c) Dry & Hot
(d) None of these

(14) Tikka disease of groundnut is renowned to:
(a) Thar
(b) Chakwal (Please confirm it)
(c) Rawalpindi
(d) None of these

(15) The fruits and vegetables contain an insoluble stiffening material called:
(a) Pectin
(b) Lignin
(c) Protopectin
(d) None of these

(16) Substances added intentionally to foods for the purpose of making more profit termed as:
(a) Food contaminations
(b ) Food adulterants
(c) Food additives
(d) None of these

(17) Lepus capensis is the name of:
(a) Tiger
(b) Lion
(c) Rat
(d) None of these

(18) Establishment of new crop naturally or artificially is:
(a) Silviculture
(b) Sericulture
(c) Nursery
(d) None of these

(19) Meaningful statement about the economic behavior or the economy is called:
(a) Economic principles
(b) Economic theories
(c) Both (a) and (b) (I am not sure please confirm it)
(d) None of these

(20) The measure of fluids resistance to sheer or angular deformation:
(a) Normality
(b) Viscosity
(c) Compressibility
(d) None of these

Corrections are welcomed___________

Saad Ur Rehman Saadi
Saad Ur Rehman Saadi

My name is Saad ur Rehman, and I hold a M.Sc (Hons.) in Agronomy and MA in Journalism. I am currently serving as an Agriculture Officer in the Agriculture Extension Department. I have previously worked with Zarai Tarqiati Bank as an MCO. With my education in agriculture and journalism, I am able to effectively communicate issues that affect farmers' daily lives. In recognition of my community and literary services, I was awarded a gold medal by the government.

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