Assistant Manager Gr II-2018(192/2016)



Assistant Manager Gr II

Question Paper Code: 52/2018/OL

Category Code: 192/2016

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 23-10-2018

Department State Farming Corporation of Kerala

Question 1 : Who among the following was the Sanyasi from Kerala who caught arrest in connection with salt Satyagraha at Vedaranya?

1. Karunakara Guru

2. Anandatheertha

3. Chattambi Swamikal

4. Vaghbhatananda


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2. Anandatheertha

Question 2 : Which was the play performed after the Ongallur Conference of the Yogakshema Sabha in 1943?

1. Adukkalayil Ninnum Arangathekku

2. Marakkudakkullile Maha Narakam

3. Ritumati

4. Pattabakki


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3. Ritumati

Question 3 : Vala Samudaya Parishkarana Sabha was founded by

1. Vaghbhatananda

2. Ayyankali

3. Poikayil Appachan

4. K.P. Karuppan


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4. K.P. Karuppan

Question 4 : The Article in Indian constitution prohibiting forced labour is

1. 23

2. 44

3. 73

4. 74


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1. 23

Question 5 : The Decline of Nayar Dominance : Society and politics in Travancore, 1847-1908 is written by

1. Francis Day

2. William Logan

3. Robin Jeffrey

4. C.A. Innes


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3. Robin Jeffrey

Question 6 : Khirsara Village in Western Kutch is famous for

1. Cave temple

2. Discovery of dinosaur bones of the Jurassic period

3. A rare item of fig

4. Presence of industrial hub and trading centre of Harappan Civilization


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4. Presence of industrial hub and trading centre of Harappan Civilization

Question 7 : The well known Jogeshwari caves are located in

1. Hyderabad

2. Mumbai

3. Calcutta

4. Mahabalipuram


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2. Mumbai

Question 8 : The second backward classes commission was headed by

1. P.N. Bhagavati

2. Kuldip Nayyar

3. B.P. Mandal

4. Y.V. Chandrachud


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3. B.P. Mandal

Question 9 : Who among the group of judges was not included in making the public interest litigation effective in the post emergency period?

1. P.N. Bhagavati

2. V.R. Krishna Iyer

3. D.A. Desai

4. Arijit Pasayat


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4. Arijit Pasayat

Question 10 : Mr. B.P. Wadia is known for

1. Agitation against untouchability in Andhra Pradesh

2. Organizing Peasant Movement in Uttar Pradesh

3. Organizing Madras Labour Union

4. Fasting for reorganization of the Indian States


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3. Organizing Madras Labour Union


Question 11 : The lady who edited the Prajamitram, the evening news paper along with Joseph Mundasseri was

1. Anna Chandy

2. A.V. Kuttimalu Amma

3. Arya Pallam

4. Ani Thayyil


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4. Ani Thayyil

Question 12 : V.R. Krishnan Ezhuthachan is best remembered for his position as

1. The first person from Kerala to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress

2. The first Secretary of the CSP in Kerala

3. The first Speaker of the Kerala Assembly

4. The first President of the Cochin Praja Mandalam


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4. The first President of the Cochin Praja Mandalam

Question 13 : Why was Kalpathi in the limelight during the National Movement in Kerala?

1. It was the only agrahara in Malabar district

2. It was the epicentre of National Movement during 1930s

3. It was a place where strong anti-caste agitation occurred

4. It allowed the lower caste people to enter the temples owned by the Brahmin community


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3. It was a place where strong anti-caste agitation occurred

Question 14 : Which of the following states will not host the FIFA World Cup 2026?

1. USA

2. Canada

3. Mexico

4. Bolivia


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4. Bolivia

Question 15 : The branch of Brahmo Samaj at Kozhikode in 1898 was led by

1. K.P. Kesava Menon

2. K. Kelappan

3. Ayyathan Gopalan

4. O. Chandumenon


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3. Ayyathan Gopalan

Question 16 : Which of the following is not a work of Sree Narayana Guru?

1. Darsana Mala

2. Vedanta Sutra

3. Jati Nirnayam

4. Pracheena Malayalam


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4. Pracheena Malayalam

Question 17 : Article 72 of the Indian Constitution gives the power to the President of India to

1. Commute Death sentence

2. Invoke emergency in a state

3. Recall the Governor of a state

4. Intervene in the Centre-State dispute


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1. Commute Death sentence

Question 18 : Jaya Jaya Kerala Komala Dharani ,Jaya Jaya Mamaka Poojita Janani,Jaya Jaya Pavana Bharata Harini,Jaya Jaya Dharma Samanwaya Ramani,are the famous lines of

1. Bodheswaran

2. Amsi Narayana Pillai

3. Vallathol

4. K.P.G. Nambootiri


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1. Bodheswaran

Question 19 : Ijj Nalloru Manissanakan Nokk was a socially relevant play written by

1. Ibrahim Vengara

2. N.P. Muhammed

3. E.K. Ayamu

4. K.T. Muhammed


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3. E.K. Ayamu

Question 20 : Identify the state where the 40`”^{th}”` Chief Justice of India has been the governor

1. Madhya Pradesh

2. Maharashtra

3. Karnataka

4. Kerala


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4. Kerala


Question 21 : __________ is a naturally occurring auxin.

1. IBA

2. IAA

3. NAA

4. 2,4-D


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2. IAA

Question 22 : __________ is a tunicate bulb.

1. Onion

2. Lily

3. Garlic

4. Gladiolus


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1. Onion

Question 23 : __________ is propagated by tip layering.

1. Litchi

2. Rambutan

3. Gooseberry

4. Papaya


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3. Gooseberry

Question 24 : A vegetable rich in vitamin B

1. Beans

2. Carrot

3. Tomato

4. Chilli


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1. Beans

Question 25 : A diploid banana variety belonging to acuminata species

1. Robusta

2. Dwarf Cavendish

3. Kunnan

4. Kadali


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4. Kadali

Question 26 : Emma White is a variety of _________ orchid.

1. Oncidium

2. Dendrobium

3. Phalaenopsis

4. Arachnis


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2. Dendrobium

Question 27 : _________ is a coconut cultivar recommended solely for tender coconut.

1. Kalpamithra

2. Kalpadhenu

3. Kalparaksha

4. Chandrakalpa


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3. Kalparaksha

Question 28 : Cutting the main stem in tea plants with the objective of developing lateral branches is known as

1. Lopping

2. Pollarding

3. Plucking

4. Tipping


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2. Pollarding

Question 29 : Decorative urns are prominent features of _________ gardens.

1. Mughal

2. Japanese

3. French

4. Italian


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4. Italian

Question 30 : Ideal age for underplanting in black pepper is _________ years.

1. 10

2. 20

3. 30

4. 40


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2. 20


Question 31 : Tapping of rubber trees of high yielding clones is to be done in _________ system.

1. S/2 d3

2. S/2 d2

3. S/3 d3

4. S/3 d2


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1. S/2 d3

Question 32 : ___________ is a diuretic.

1. Bael

2. Andrographis

3. Asparagus

4. Desmodium


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3. Asparagus

Question 33 : Sugandhi is an improved variety of

1. Vetiver

2. Jasmine

3. Eucalyptus

4. Lemongrass


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4. Lemongrass

Question 34 : Whip tail is a physiological disorder in cauliflower which occurs due to ________ deficiency.

1. Boron

2. Calcium

3. Manganese

4. Molybdenum


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4. Molybdenum

Question 35 : Average yield of essential oil obtained from the roots of vetiver is ________ kg `”ha^{-1}”` .

1. 15

2. 25

3. 40

4. 50


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2. 25

Question 36 : Pasteurization of fruit juices is done at a temperature of _________ °C.

1. 70-75

2. 75-80

3. 80-85

4. 85-90


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4. 85-90

Question 37 : _________ is a preservative used to extend the shelf-life of cut flowers.

1. Aluminium nitrate

2. Aluminium chloride

3. Aluminium sulphate

4. Aluminium hypochlorite


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3. Aluminium sulphate

Question 38 : TSS content of syrup should not be less than __________%.

1. 55

2. 65

3. 75

4. 85


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2. 65

Question 39 : Black rot resistant variety of cabbage

1. Kaveri

2. Ganga

3. Golden Acre

4. Pusa Mukta


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4. Pusa Mukta

Question 40 : __________ is most suitable for the preparation of jelly.

1. Lemon

2. Strawberry

3. Pomegranate

4. Peach


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1. Lemon


Question 41 : Seed rate for ginger is ________ kg `”ha^{-1}”.`

1. 1000

2. 1500

3. 2000

4. 2500


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2. 1500

Question 42 : The average number of cashew grafts per hectare maintained under HDP for a period of 7 to 10 years is

1. 177

2. 204

3. 470

4. 64


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3. 470

Question 43 : __________ drying can be adopted for fruit juices.

1. Pneumatic

2. Microwave

3. Rotary

4. Vacuum


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2. Microwave

Question 44 : ___________ is a plant used for edging.

1. Duranta

2. Clerodendron

3. Gerbera

4. Eranthemum


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3. Gerbera

Question 45 : The moisture content to which copra should be dried for safe storage for more than three months is

1. 10

2. 8

3. 6

4. 4


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4. 4

Question 46 : White pepper is prepared from _________ pepper berries.

1. Mature

2. Immature

3. Ripe

4. Small


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3. Ripe

Question 47 : _________ is a device used to assess firmness of fruits and vegetables.

1. Penetrometer

2. Twist tester

3. Texture analyser

4. Tenderometer


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1. Penetrometer

Question 48 : __________ is a non-climacteric fruit.

1. Litchi

2. Passion fruit

3. Avocado

4. Apple


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1. Litchi

Question 49 : ___________ is also known as Jamaican pepper.

1. Chilli

2. Black pepper

3. Bush pepper

4. All spice


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4. All spice

Question 50 : Waxing of fruits does not aim to

1. Change colour

2. Improve shelf life

3. Prevent mould development

4. Improve appearance


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1. Change colour


Question 51 : Food grain production of India during the year 2016-17

1. 255.46 MT

2. 275.68 MT

3. 264.29 MT

4. 278.14 MT


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2. 275.68 MT

Question 52 : The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system are practiced in

1. Germany

2. Switzerland

3. India

4. Japan


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3. India

Question 53 : The average rate of soil erosion taking place in India is `”t^{-1} ha^{-1} year^{-1}”`

1. 16.35

2. 18.35

3. 15.32

4. 19.32


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1. 16.35

Question 54 : Which among the following is the organic manure with highest N content?

1. Neem cake

2. Castor cake

3. Mahua cake

4. Groundnut cake


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4. Groundnut cake

Question 55 : The office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, GOI is located at

1. New Delhi

2. Mumbai

3. Chennai

4. Kolkata


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2. Mumbai

Question 56 : The element which becomes available to plants at a pH greater than 7

1. Mo

2. Fe

3. Mn

4. Zn


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1. Mo

Question 57 : The organism used for composting coir pith is

1. Pseudomonas flourescens

2. Eudrillus euginieae

3. Phytophthora palmivora

4. Pleurotus sajor-caju


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4. Pleurotus sajor-caju

Question 58 : What is the source of Rht 3 gene?

1. Norin 10

2. Dee-geo-woo-gen

3. Tomb-Thumb

4. Burt


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3. Tomb-Thumb

Question 59 : ‘Ferrolure’ which is used for the management of red palm weevil is

1. Aggregation pheromone

2. Sex pheromone

3. Alarm pheromone

4. Attraction pheromone


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1. Aggregation pheromone

Question 60 : ______ is a pulse cum oil seed.

1. Cowpea

2. Sesamum

3. Groundnut

4. Soyabean


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4. Soyabean


Question 61 : The causal organism of bacterial wilt of tomato is

1. Xanthomonas solanacearum

2. Xanthomonas tomatae

3. Ralstonia solanacearum

4. Xanthomonas campestris


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3. Ralstonia solanacearum

Question 62 : The recommended seed rate for transplanted rice is

1. 80-90 kg/ha

2. 60-85 kg/ha

3. 90-100 kg/ha

4. 80-100 kg/ha


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2. 60-85 kg/ha

Question 63 : _________ is a vegetable type cowpea variety with bushy nature.

1. Kanakamani

2. Lola

3. Bhagyalakshmi

4. Vyjayanthi


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3. Bhagyalakshmi

Question 64 : The spacing recommended for branching varieties of Casava is

1. 100×100 cm

2. 100×75 cm

3. 75×75 cm

4. 90×90 cm


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4. 90×90 cm

Question 65 : The age at which short duration rice varieties should be transplanted in the field is

1. 18

2. 20-30

3. 20-25

4. 30


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1. 18

Question 66 : Isolation distance for certified seed production of bitter gourd

1. 100 m

2. 200 m

3. 400 m

4. 800 m


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3. 400 m

Question 67 : __________ is suited to insitu green mannuring in rice.

1. Sunn hemp

2. Centrosema

3. Pueraria

4. Daincha


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4. Daincha

Question 68 : Sunflower is a __________ plant?

1. Day neutral

2. Long day

3. Short day

4. None of the three


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1. Day neutral

Question 69 : A chitin synthesis inhibitor of botanical origin is

1. Azadiractin

2. Plumbagin

3. Jasmoline

4. Cucurbitacin


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2. Plumbagin

Question 70 : The egg parasitoid used for the management of rice leaf folder is

1. Goniozus nephantidis

2. Trichgramma japonicum

3. Trichoderma harzianum

4. Trichogramma chilonis


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4. Trichogramma chilonis


Question 71 : The amount of water consumed in the production process of a product is called the

1. Innate water

2. Imbibed water

3. Virtual water

4. Total water content


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3. Virtual water

Question 72 : The central insecticide Act was passed in the year

1. 1971

2. 1968

3. 1914

4. 1972


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2. 1968

Question 73 : _________ is not an emulsifying agent.

1. Alkaline soaps

2. Organic amines

3. Alginates

4. Sesamum oil


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4. Sesamum oil

Question 74 : Which of the following breeding method is used to develop multiline?

1. Pedigree method

2. Bulk method

3. Backcross method

4. Recurrent selection


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3. Backcross method

Question 75 : _________ is an example of a bio-herbicide.

1. Round up

2. Collego

3. Cyrtobagous salvinieae

4. Pseudomonas


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2. Collego

Question 76 : A fodder-cum leguminous cover crop of tropical origin is

1. Stylosanthes

2. Sigral grass

3. Glyricidia

4. Fodder sorghum


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1. Stylosanthes

Question 77 : Demeter is a worldwide certification system used to verify that the food or product has been produced by

1. Organic agriculture

2. Natural farming

3. Biodynamic farming

4. Permaculture


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3. Biodynamic farming

Question 78 : N-serve is a

1. Slow release fertilizer

2. Nitrification inhibitor

3. Coated fertilizer

4. Complex fertilizer


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2. Nitrification inhibitor

Question 79 : __________ is considered as the ‘king’ of fodder grass.

1. Hybrid Napier

2. Guinea grass

3. Fodder Sorghum

4. Berseem


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4. Berseem

Question 80 : Quantity of air present in the soil at the time of field capacity

1. Air capacity

2. Field capacity

3. Air entry value

4. Cup conductance


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1. Air capacity


Question 81 : One among the following is also known as ‘German thinning’

1. Ordinary thinning

2. Crown thinning

3. Free thinning

4. Maximum thinning


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1. Ordinary thinning

Question 82 : Which among these tree species are best suited for alley cropping?

1. Eucalyptus tereticornis

2. Ailanthus excels

3. Cassia siamea

4. Leucaenal leucocephala


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4. Leucaenal leucocephala

Question 83 : Kyoto Protocol came into force on

1. 16 February 2005

2. 27 June 1992

3. 1 December 1997

4. 24 January 1995


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3. 1 December 1997

Question 84 : The most common agroforestry system in Kerala are examples of

1. Traditional Homegardens

2. Agri-horti systems

3. Plantation crop combinations

4. Silvopastoral systems


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1. Traditional Homegardens

Question 85 : Hedge row intercropping is an example of ___________ system.

1. Silvopastoral system

2. Alley cropping system

3. Concomitant system

4. Coincident systems


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2. Alley cropping system

Question 86 : Which among the following growth variable is used as the index of site quality?

1. Mean tree volume

2. Top height

3. Crop volume

4. Crop age


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2. Top height

Question 87 : The time elapses between two successive main fellings in an area

1. Regeneration interval

2. Regeneration period

3. Working cycle

4. Felling cycle


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4. Felling cycle

Question 88 : The year of establishment of the first ever successful teak plantation in the world

1. 1891

2. 1841

3. 1850

4. 1921


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2. 1841

Question 89 : Which among the following is a good coppicer?

1. Ailanthus triphysa

2. Bombax ceiba

3. Eucalyptus globulus

4. Cedrus deodara


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3. Eucalyptus globulus

Question 90 : As per the 2015 State of the Forests Report (SFR) the forest cover under Trees Outside Forest sector in Kerala is

1. 11,073 `”km^2″`

2. 8166 `”km^2″`

3. 9400 `”km^2″`

4. 13012 `”km^2″`


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1. 11,073 `”km^2″`


Question 91 : Which among the following is the lightest wood in the world?

1. Pterocymbium tinctorium

2. Gmelina arborea

3. Bombax ceiba

4. Ochroma lagopus


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4. Ochroma lagopus

Question 92 : The unit of working plan is

1. Forest range

2. Forest division

3. Forest circle

4. Forest section


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2. Forest division

Question 93 : Which policy classified forests of India into protection forests, national forests, village forests and tree lands?

1. Forest policy 1952

2. Forest policy 1894

3. Forest policy 1878

4. Forest policy 1988


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1. Forest policy 1952

Question 94 : Chip board is a type of

1. Laminated board

2. Particle board

3. Fibre board

4. Core board


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2. Particle board

Question 95 : Importance Value Index (IVI) is the sum of the relative frequency, relative density and

1. Relative abundance

2. Relative dominance

3. Relative height

4. Relative growing stock


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2. Relative dominance

Question 96 : Kamela dye is extracted from the tree

1. Emblica officinalis

2. Bixa orellana

3. Mallotus philippensis

4. Anogeissus latifolia


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3. Mallotus philippensis

Question 97 : The proportion of variation in the population that is attributable to genetic differences among individuals is known as

1. Variability

2. Genetic gain

3. Combining ability

4. Heritability


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4. Heritability

Question 98 : Which section of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 describes the prohibition of hunting wild animals?

1. Section 9

2. Section 11

3. Section 13

4. Section 22


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1. Section 9

Question 99 : Quarter girth formula generally

1. Over estimates the actual volume of the tree

2. Under estimates the actual volume of the tree

3. Give fairly accurate volume

4. Give sown outturn volume


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2. Under estimates the actual volume of the tree

Question 100 : Root rot fungi is generally belong to

1. Phycomycetes

2. Ascomycetes

3. Basidiomycetes

4. Duteromycetes


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3. Basidiomycetes



Question Paper Code: 52/2018/OL

Category Code: 192/2016

Exam: Assistant Manager Gr II

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 23-10-2018

Department State Farming Corporation of Kerala

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