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Agriculture & Rural Awareness Quiz for NABARD

1. India’s first agricultural university is established in which state ?
  1. Jharkhand
  2. Haryana
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Uttar Pradesh
  5. None of these
2. The SBM aims at making India free from Open defection and at acheiving 100% scientific management of municipal solid waste in town/cities in the country. The target set for the mission which have to be acheived by ______.
  1. January 01, 2019
  2. October 02, 2019
  3. August 15, 2019
  4. January 26, 2019
  5. None of these
3. The adoption of High Yielding Variety Programme in Indian Agriculture started in –
  1. 1966
  2. 1965
  3. 1968
  4. 1967
  5. None of these
4. Agronomy is a branch of Agriculture that deals with –
  1. Breeding of crop plants
  2. Principles of field management
  3. Principles and practice of crop production
  4. Protection of crops from Diseases and Pests
  5. None of these
5.  Monoculture is a typical characteristics of –
  1. Shifting cultivation
  2. Subsitence farming
  3. Specialized horticulture
  4. Commercial grain farming
  5. None of these
6. For whom was the SGSY Scheme introduced?
  1. APL – Above Poverty Line
  2. SHGs
  3. BPL – Below Poverty Line
  4. Women
  5. All the above
7. According to Union Budget 2017-18,  100 percent village electrification is being targeted by the Budget by?
  1.  May 1, 2018
  2.  May 1, 2019
  3.  June 1, 2018
  4.  July 1, 2019
  5. Jan 1, 2018
8. Agriculture sector will grow by what percent in 2017-2018, as per Budget 2017?
  1.  3.8
  2.  4.1
  3.  4.5
  4.  4.6
  5. None of these
9. As per the budget, a dedicated micro-irrigation fund for More Crop Per Drop will have an allocation of?
  1.  INR 10000 crore
  2.  INR 5000 crore
  3.  INR 6000 crore
  4.  INR 8000 crore
  5. None of these
10. According to Union Budget 2017-18, government has announced to set up a Dairy processing and Infrastructure Development Fund under NABARD. Which is the initial corpus of this Dairy Fund?
  1. Rs. 2,000 Crore
  2. Rs. 1,000 Crore
  3. Rs. 4,000 Crore
  4. Rs. 5,000 Crore
  5. Rs. 8,000 Crore
11. Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana launched in which year?
  1. 2011
  2. 2015
  3. 2010
  4. 2012
  5. 2009
12. AMRUT Scheme was launched in June 2015 with the focus of the urban renewal projects is to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation. AMRUT Stands for __________.
  1. Atal Massege for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
  2. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Unique Transformation
  3. Annual Mission for Rejuvenation and Unique Transformation
  4. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
  5. None of these
13.Which of the following programs was launched by the Prime Minister to strengthen Panchayati Raj in villages?
  1. Gram Ujjwal to Bharat Ujjwal
  2. Gram Pragati se Bharat Pragati Abhiyan
  3. Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan
  4. Gram Uday se Bharat Ujjwal Abhiyan
  5. None of these
14. The PMUY is a welfare program of GOI, which aims to providing 50,000,000 LPG conections to women from families below poverty line. In PMUY, the letter “U” stands for ______.
  1. Uday
  2. Urban
  3. Unique
  4. United
  5. Ujjwala
15. What is the age limit of eligibility for PMSBY?
  1. 18-40 years
  2. 18-50 years
  3. 18-60 years
  4. 20-60 years
  5. 18-70 years
16. Which of the following committee has been constituted to prepare a blueprint for doubling the farmers income by 2022?
  1. Ashok Dalwai Committee
  2. CE Kamath Committee
  3. AC Shah Committee
  4. Bhagwati Committee
  5. DR Gadgil Committee
17. The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme launched in Haryana in which of the following year?
  1. Jan, 2016
  2. Jan, 2015
  3. July, 2015
  4. July, 2015
  5. None of these
18. The headquarter of Indian Meteorological Department was established in 1875 at ______.
  1. Haryana
  2. New Delhi
  3. Pune
  4. Calcutta
  5. None of these
19. The main function of NABARD is _________.
  1. Farmer’s Loan
  2. Agriculture research
  3. Development of Agriculture
  4. Refinancing to Agricultural financing institutions
  5. None of these
20. Research Instituted on Dairy Development is situated at ________.
  1. Amritsar
  2. New Delhi
  3. Karnal
  4. Lucknow
  5. Kanpur
21. Which of the following statement/statements is/are true regarding the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana?
1. The scheme will come into effect from the upcoming rabi season 2. The new scheme will be implemented wholly by the Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd with no participation of the private sector. 3. It considers individual farmer as unit of insurance rather than whole village.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. Both 1 and 2
  5. None of the above
22.  Organic farming is a form of agriculture that involves
  1. Excessive use of synthetic chemicals in agriculture.
  2. Excessive use of pesticides in agriculture.
  3. Excessive use of fertilizers in agriculture.
  4. No use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture.
  5. None of these
23. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA)  was launched in the year ______.
  1. 2001
  2. 2003
  3. 2005
  4. 2007
  5. None of these
24. The principal cereal crop of India is _____.
  1. wheat
  2. rice
  3. barley
  4. sorghum
  5. None of these
25. Green Revolution in India has so far been the most succesful in the case of _________.
  1.  Rice & wheat
  2. Tea & coffee
  3. Wheat & potato
  4. Mustard & Oil seeds
  5. All the above
26. India ranks first in the production of the following crops in the world? 
  1. Rice
  2. Wheat
  3. Soybean
  4. Pigeon-pea
  5. None of these
27. The Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute (IGFRI), a national Institute under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, is mandated to conduct basic, strategic, applied and adaptive research, development and training in forage production and its utilization. It is located in:
  1. Jallandhar
  2. Jodhpur
  3. Jhansi
  4. Jorhat
  5. None of these
28.  The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), commonly known as Pusa Institute, is India’s premier national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension. It was established in :
  1. 1907
  2. 1909
  3. 1904
  4. 1905
  5. 1910
29. Who recommends the MSP and issue prices?
  1. Ministry of agriculture
  2. Planning commission
  3. Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
  4. NABARD
  5. None of these
30. Which of the following is the implementing agency for National Agricultural Insurance Scheme?
  1.  Food Corporation of India
  2. Agricultural Insurance Company of India Limited
  3. NABARD
  4. Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
  5. Ministry of agriculture

Answers: 
  1. 4
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 3
  7. 2
  8. 2
  9. 2
  10. 1
  11. 3
  12. 4
  13. 3
  14. 5
  15. 5
  16. 1
  17. 2
  18. 4
  19. 4
  20. 3
  21. 3
  22. 3
  23. 3
  24. 2
  25. 1
  26. 1
  27. 3
  28. 4
  29. 3
  30. 2
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