NABARD Agriculture and Rural India MCQ’s (Set – 1)

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NABARD Agriculture and Rural India MCQ’s (Set – 1)
Dear Aspirants,
Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. NABARD Grade A Recruitment for 2018 is announced and Prelims Exam is scheduled on 12th May 2018. As you know that exam is approaching, you need to be very focused on practice more and more questions to maximize your score. The Agriculture and Rural India Section carries 40 marks. For the clear idea of NABARD Prelims Exam, go through this NABARD Agricultureand Rural India MCQ’s daily.

1. PACS, an institute of NABARD works at the gram panchayat and village level. In PACS, A stands for?
a) Accredit
b) Agriculture
c) Asset
d) Advisory
e) Ability
Answer: B)
Explanation: PACS stand for- Primary Agricultural Credit Society.

2. Agricultural census is conducted in every _______
a) 2 years
b) 3 years
c) 4 years
d) 5 years
e) 6 years
Answer: D)
Explanation: Agricultural Census is conducted by Ministry Of Agriculture every five years with the participation of states and UTs since 1970 as a part of World Agriculture Census Programme. This involves collection, compilation and tabulation of data in respect of 138 million operational holdings. It is a Central Sector Scheme under which 100% financial assistance is given to States/Union Territories.

3. The order in which one crops is cultivated on a piece of land over a fixed period is called as
a) Cropping Pattern
b) Cropping system
c) Mono-Cropping
d) Intercropping
e) Mixed farming
Answer: C)
Explanation: Mono-cropping refers to growing only one crop on a particular land year after year. Or Practice of growing only one crop in a piece of land year after year e.g. growing only rabbi crops in dry lands or only said crops in diary lands (Lands situated in river basins which often remain flooded during rainy season). This is due to climatologically and socio economic conditions or due to specialization of a farmer in growing a particular crop.

4. How much total corpus has been set up for SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters)?
a) Rs. 2000 crore
b) Rs. 4000 crore
c) Rs. 5000 crore
d) Rs. 6000 crore
e) Rs. 8000 crore
Answer: D)

5. How much FDI is allowed in trading though e-commerce with respect to food products manufactured and produced in India ?
a) 24%
b) 49%
c) 74%
d) 76%
e) 100%
Answer: E)
Explanation: The government allowed 100 per cent FDI in trading of food products, including through ecommerce, to boost food processing sector in the country.

6. How much foreign direct investment (FDI) is allowed in oil palm plantations ?
a) 24%
b) 49%
c) 51%
d) 74%
e) 100%
Answer: E)
Explanation: The Centre allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in five plantation crops - coffee, rubber, cardamom, palm oil tree and olive oil tree - via the automatic route.It also simplified certain conditions in the FDI norms for agriculture and allied sectors.

7. Which Ministry is nodal ministry for the implementation of Neeranchal National Watershed Project ?
a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
b) Ministry of Rural Development
c) Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
d) Ministry of Urban Development
e) Ministry of Food Processing Industry
Answer: B)
Explanation: Ministry of Rural Development is nodal ministry for the implementation of Neeranchal National Watershed Project.

8. In which year Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme was launched?
a) 2008
b) 2011
c) 2014
d) 2016
e) 2017
Answer: D)
Explanation: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme was launched in the year 2016 to promote agricultural education. Under this scheme, 100 centres are being opened with a fund of Rs.5.35 crore.

9. Under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, what is the minimum number of farmers required to form a cluster ?
a) 20
b) 40
c) 50
d) 80
e) 100
Answer: C)

10. Grameen Bhandaran Yojana (GBY) is the part of which scheme ?
a) National Agriculture Market
b) National Food Security Mission
c) Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure
d) National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture
e) None of the above
Answer: C)
Explanation: Under this Gramin Bhandaran Yojana or Rural Godown Scheme, government provides supports to an individual, a company, a farmer, local government, NGOs and various associations, if they build or renovate rural godowns.