1. Which one is true when a firm integrates with other firms performing similar marketing
a) Horizontal integration b) Vertical integration
c) Marketing Union d) Expansion of marketing activities
2. The symbol used for a graded agricultural produce is
a) Trade mark b) ISI Mark c) ECO mark d) AGMARK
3. The first regulated market in India was established at
a) Ahmedabad Cotton market b) Nasik Cotton market
c) Kolkatta Jute market d) Karanjea Cotton Market
4. Regular upswing and downswings occurring in the prices during a year are called
a) Seasonal variations b) Cyclical variations c) Irregular variations d) None of these
5. Terminal markets facilitates
a) Forward trading b) Assembling for export
c) Commodity exchanges d)All of these
6. High degree of market power concentration is characterized by
a) Existence of large no. of firms in the market b) Existence of very few firms in the market
c) Restricted movement of goods d) Both b & c
8. The Central Agmark laboratory for grading of agril. commodities is located at
a) New Delhi b) Nagpur c)Mumbai d) None of these
9. Difference in price between markets between time periods and for different forms of a product
is mainly due to
a) Transportation b)Storage c) Processing d) All of these
10.Market structure is generally indicated by
a) Market design b) No. of firms in the market c) No. of market functionaries d) All of these
11. The price for highly perishable commodities in the very short period is guided by
a) Demand condition b) Supply condition c)Both demand & supply d) None of these
12.Marketed surplus is nearly 100 per cent in case of
a) Milk b) Jowar c) Cotton d) Bajra
13. In a regulated market which one of the following is not regulated
a) Method of sale b) Market charges c) Price d) None of these
14. Warehouses are constructed with an objective to meet
a) Scientific storage requirements b) Market intelligence c) Stabilize prices d) All of these
15. In a terminal market the commodity assembled is finally disposed off to
a) Export b) Consumers c)Processors d) All of these
16. The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices was originally established as
a) Agricultural Price Commission b) Agricultural Cost Commission
c) Commission for Agricultural Prices d) None of these
17. The extent of variation in agricultural product prices is influenced by
a) Quality differences b) Perishability nature
c) Seasonality in consumption & inelastic demand d) All of these
18. Pricing efficiency in the market is affected by
a) Nature of market competition b) Access to information c) Firms responses d) All of these
19. The Central Warehousing Corporation was established in
a) 1955 b) 1956 c) 1957 d) 1965
20. In the regulated market, the sale of agricultural produce is undertaken either by
a) Close tender method b) Private negotiation
c) Moghum sale method d) None of these
21. Name the market in which permanent or durable commodities are traded
a) Secular market b) Bullion market
b) Short and long period markets d) Money market
22. Suppose an agribusiness firm undertakes purchasing, wholesaling, transporting, processing &
retailing activities and also that the firm expands its retailing network with other firms in different
locations. Then, which of the following is true of this firm?
a). Firm is horizontally integrated b). Firm is vertically integrated
c). Both horizontal & vertical integration d). None of these
23. What the “NAFED” stands for
a) National Federation for Export Development
b) National Federation for Development
c) National Agricultural Federation and Development
d) National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation
24 The Birth place of Cooperative Movement is
a) Germany b) Italy
c) France d) England
25. Who among the following is authorised to fix quality standards for agricultural products
a) Agriculture Marketing Adviser b) State commodity boards
c) CACP d) None of these
26. Fluctuation in agricultural commodity prices is mainly due to
a) High fertilizer cost b) Shortage and Surplus
c) Market imperfections d) High transportation cost
27. Standardization on an organized basis started in India with the establishment of
a) India Standards Institution b) India Institute of Management
c) India Statistical Institute d) None of these
Question based on General Agriculture imparts significant difference in scores. If the answers are known, the calculation time is nil for these questions,unlike other areas viz.QUANT,DI and Logical reasoning. Therefore anybody who is sound enough in this particular area can secure good rank. Though the syllabus given by ICAR is much lengthy but the questions asked are more of the basic nature.
Here, an attempt has been made to give a glimpse of questions asked in 2012, so that the aspirants could guess the nature questions.
QUESTIONS [ICAR MBA (ABM) 2012]
1. Contribution of agriculture in GDP.
2.India’s rank in milk production.
3.Rabies is spread through ……..
4.What is ideal spacing for cattle…..
a. 60 sq ft
b. 65 sq ft
c. 50 sq ft
d. 70 sq ft
5. Causing agent of Mad Cow Disease is…..
6. Water requirement for Cattle is………….
a. 70 lt/day
b. 80 lt/day
c. 100 lt/day
7. Headquarters of SBI is in……..
8. When was the first Cooperative enactment formed……
9. When W.T.O. was formed…..
10. When did India sign GATT………
11. Green revolution was in which of the following crops……..
12. What is purpose of puddling…….
13. Who was behind the success of AMUL brand……
14.Seed rate for sugarcane……
15.Seed rate for tomato……….
16.Which is the apex agricultural bank….
17. Which of the following is responsible for hardness of water….
18. Animal census is conducted after every….
a. 10 yrs
b. 12 yrs
c. 5 yrs
d. 15 yrs
19. Incubation period for Hen’s egg…….
20. When weedicides are normally applied….
a. Just after germination
b. After first irrigation
21.Parameter for assessing the quality of readymade clothes ….
22. When NATIONAL SEED PROJECT was started………..
23.Which is the highest coffee producing state……
24.Which element is more in human body….
26. Which crop gives maximum oil production….