1

The term �West Texas Intermediate� sometimes found in news, refers to a grade of

2

Consider the following statements:
1. In terms of short-term credit delivery to the agriculture sector, District Central
Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) deliver more credit in comparison to Scheduled
Commercial Banks and Regional Rural Banks.
2. One of the most important functions of DCCBs is to provide funds to the Primary
Agricultural Credit Societies.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3

In India, which of the following can be considered as public investment in agriculture?
1. Fixing Minimum Support Price for agricultural produce of all crops
2. Computerization of Primary Agricultural Credit Societies
3. Social Capital development
4. Free electricity supply to farmers
5. Waiver of agricultural loans by the banking system
6. Setting up of cold storage facilities by the governments
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

4

Under the Kisan Credit Card scheme, short-term credit support is given to farmers for
which of the following purposes?
1. Working capital for maintenance of farm assets
2. Purchase of combine harvesters, tractors and mini truck
3. Consumption requirements of farm households
4. Post-harvest expenses
5. Construction of family house and setting up of village cold storage facility
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

5

Consider the following statements:
1. In the case of all cereals, pulses and oil-seeds, the procurement at Minimum Support
Price (MSP) is unlimited in any State/UT of India.
2. In the case of cereals and pulses, the MSP is fixed in any State/UT at a level to which
the market price will never rise.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

6

Consider the following minerals:
1. Bentonite
2. Chromite
3. Kyanite
4. Sillimanite
In India, which of the above is/are officially designated as major minerals?

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