CBSE Class-12 Exam 2020 : Question Paper (Horticulture)

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CBSE Class-12 Exam 2020 : Question Paper (Horticulture)

  • Subject :-Horticulture
  • Class : XII
  • Year : 2020


(Employability Skills)

Answer any 4 questions out of the given 6 questions of 1 mark each. 1x4=4 

1. Lack of _________ can generate a lot of negativity and animosity among employees. 1
(A) Negotiation
(B) Argument
(C) Ideas
(D) Ethics

2. ‘Self-control’ or ‘Self-regulation’ is also known as ‘Self- _________.’ 1

3. Self-management is the ability to regulate one’s emotions, _________ and behaviour effectively in different situations. 1

4. Which of the following enables us to send the same letter to different persons in MS Word ? 1
(A) Mail Copy
(B) Mail Insert
(C) Mail Join
(D) Mail Merge

5. Unplanned shopping is known as 1
(A) Consumer shopping
(B) A warranty
(C) Impulse buying
(D) Comparison shopping

6. As environment around us affects all aspects of our life, so all our day-to-day activities also affect the _________. 1

Answer any 3 questions out of the given 5 questions of 2 marks each. 2x3=6

7. Write any two disadvantages of verbal communication. 2

8. Describe ‘self-confidence’ and ‘problem-solving’ under self-management. 2

9. Write two popular operating systems for smartphones. 2

10. Enlist any two benefits of team building. 2

11. What is an ecosystem ? 2


(Subject Skills)

Answer any 10 questions out of the given 12 questions of 1 mark each. 1x10=10

12. When was the Directorate of Floricultural Research in ICAR started ? 1
(A) 2000
(B) 2005
(C) 2010
(D) 2013

13. Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230 (H.P.) was established in _________. 1

14. Focal point is commonly created in _________ area of a home garden. 1

15. The garden laid below the ground level is called 1
(A) Marsh garden
(B) Paved garden
(C) Sunken garden
(D) Terrace garden

16. CAD is the abbreviated form of _________. 1

17. Which is the most common and frequent operation in lawn management ? 1
(A) Mowing
(B) Raking
(C) Rolling
(D) Spiking

18. Cacti and other succulent plants do well in a humidity range of _________ to _________%. 1

19. Rose is the national flower of USA, Iran, New Zealand and _________. 1

20. The largest orchid genus is _________ which is temperate in nature and has some 2000 species. 1

21. The first school of Ikebana was _________. 1

22. Which of the following annuals is most suitable for air drying ? 1
(A) Anaphalis
(B) Paper flower
(C) Straw flower
(D) All of the above

23. Roses for cut flowers are harvested when its _________ to _________ petals begin to unfold. 1

Attempt any 5 questions from the given 7 questions of 2 marks each. 2x5=10

24. Name the National flower of India, Japan and England. 2

25. Mention scientific names of two plants suitable for making hedge. 2

26. Name one grass for tropical, and one for temperate areas for lawn making. 2

27. Name two such plants that survive well in rooms and where day temperature remains nearly 18 – 240C hot. 2

28. Write two cut flower varieties of roses for export purposes. 2

29. Name two leading dry flower importing countries. 2

30. For pre-cooling, gladiolus cut flowers after harvesting are kept at what temperature, and in which solution and with what concentration ? 2

Attempt any 5 questions from the given 7 questions of 3 marks each. 3x5=15

31. Will production of ornamental planting materials be a successful option as an enterprise ? 3

32. Enlist general functions of home landscaping. 3

33. What is a paved garden ? How is it made and what plants are planted there ? 3

34. What is AutoCAD ? 3

35. Why is mowing done in lawns ? Write its methods. 3

36. Which cut flowers are grown under protected cultivation in India ? State the plant density and day/night temperature requirements of Gerbera in the polyhouse. 3

37. What is ‘pot-pourris’ of flowers and how is it prepared ? 3

Attempt any 3 questions from the given 5 questions of 5 marks each. 5x3=15

38. Define bog/marsh garden and state where in the garden these are created. Also name three plants suitable for planting in such gardens. 5

39. State the floral uses of Tuberose, its family, names of its two varieties, soil types and climatic requirements, and its propagation methods. 5

40. Why is protected cultivation of flowers done ? 5

41. Describe the basic styles of flower arrangement. 5

42. Describe the flower harvesting stage of Carnations, its pulsing treatment, storage of flowers, and grading. 5 


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