Agriculture CSS Paper 2013

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2013

AGRICULTURE

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
(PART-I MCQs) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 20
(PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 80

NOTE:(i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.

(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.

(iii) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q. Paper.

(iv) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.

(v) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

PART-II

Q. No. 2. What are the sources of irrigation water in Pakistan? Explain different methods of irrigation to agricultural crops. (20)

Q. No. 3. Write a detailed note on prospects of Farm Mechanization in Pakistan. (20)

Q. No. 4. Explain the process of Biological Nitrogen fixation. Discuss the factors which affect this process. (20)

Q. No. 5. What is hybrid vigour? Explain the procedure of developing a hybrid corn. (20)

Q. No. 6. Explain the process of protein synthesis in plant cell. (20)

Q. No. 7. What are major insects, pests and diseases of cotton crop in Pakistan? Suggest and explain an economical strategy to be adopted by the farmers to minimize the losses due to these menaces. (20)

Q. No. 8. Write Short notes on any FOUR of the following. (5 each) (20)

(i) Land tenure system in Pakistan

(ii) Status of Horticulture in Pakistan

(iii) Water logging and salinity in Pakistan

(iv) Role of Organic matter in soil

(v) Livestock as an important component of Agriculture in Pakistan

(vi) Agroforestry

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