TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II by selecting TWO questions from EACH
SECTION. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different
(iv) Write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the question will not be considered.
PART – II
SECTION – I
Q. No. 2.
What is the role of natural resources (soil, water and solar energy) in crop production?
Discuss innovative and technologically advanced approaches that could be used to
improve efficiency of these resources.
Q. No. 3.
Why is it considered necessary to keep pest population down for a good crop
production? Discuss integrated management and control practices for agricultural pests
and diseases taking account of effectiveness, economic and environmental acceptability
of these practices.
Q. No. 4.
What are the main issues of livestock, fisheries and cottage industries in Pakistan?
Discuss options for improvement of these industries in the country taking account of
market risks and government policies.
Q. No. 5.
Agricultural biotechnology is considered a short gun approach to improve productivity
of traditional agriculture systems. What is the scope of this technology in Pakistan?
Discuss in the light of the possible benefits and risks related to embracing different
types of agricultural biotechnology.
SECTION – II
Q. No. 6.
What combinations of forestry, agroforestry, grass cover, water-collecting systems and
storage facilities, drought-re