UPSC question paper – 2006 – 2010 – Agriculture




#1. Given below are the names of four energy crops. Which one of them can be cultivated for ethanol ? (2010)

#2. Tamil Nadu is a leading producer of mill-made cotton yarn in the country. What could be the reason? Which of the above is/are the correct reasons? (2010)

#3. Due to their extensive rice cultivation, some regions may be contributing to global warming. To what possible reason/ reasons is this is attributable? Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2010)

#4. An objective of the National Food Security Mission is to increase the production of certain crops through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country. What are those crops? (2010)

#5. With reference to soil conservation, consider the following practices: Which of the above are considered appropriate methods of soil conservation in India ? (2010)

#6. Though coffee and tea both are cultivated on hill slopes, there is some difference between them regarding their cultivation. In this context, consider the following statements: Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? (2010)

#7. Consider the following statements: Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2008)

#8. Which one amongst the following has the largest livestock population in the world? (2008)

#9. Which one of the following places was associated with Acharya Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement at the beginning of the movement? (2007)

#10. Dalbergia species is associated with which one of the following? (2007)

#11. Assertion (A) : There are no tea plantations in any African country. Reason (R) : Tea plants need fertile soil with high humus. (2007)

#12. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the decreasing order of production (in million tones) of the given foodgrains in India? [2007]

#13. Assertion (A): The percentage of net sown area in the total area of Andhra Pradesh is less as compared to that of West Bengal. Reason (R) : The soil of most of Andhra Pradesh is laterite. [2006]


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