Kerala PSC Nursing Tutor Previous Question Paper 2015

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1. World food day is celebrated on:

a. 4th July
b. 16th October
c. 12 August
d. 18th May

2. Which of the following is aphasia in which the understanding is intact, but ability to speak is lost?
a. Sensory aphasia
b. Motor aphasia
c. Global aphasia
d. Partial aphasia

3. Alteration in mood and affect consisting of sadness appropriate to a real loss is termed as:

a. apathy
b. labile mood
c. grief
d. depression

4. Formation of cavities filled with fluid inside the spinal cord is called as

a. meningocele
b. syringomyelia
c. meningomyelocele,
d. myelocele

5. Japanese Encephalitis vaccine is administered through

a. Intramuscular route
b. Subcutaneous route
c. Oral route
d. Intradermal router

6. The morbid fear of open places is called:
a. xenophobia
b. claustrophobia
c. agoraphobia
d. depression

7. Acute or chronic condition of the skin characterised by recurrent appearance of weals causing irritation:

a. dermatitis
b. psoriasis
c. urticaria
d. eczema

8. Extravasations of urine into the cellular tissue due to rupture of bladder, seen in pelvic fracture
a. Urecchysis
b. Cystocele
c. Neurogenic bladder
d. Hydronephrosis

9. Carpel spasm when the upper arm is compressed in cause Ischemia to the nerves distally is:

a. Homan’s sign
b. Trousseau’s sign
c. Chvostek’s sign
d. Kernig’s sign

10. A condition of pancreatic tumor causing an excessive outpouring of gastric juice is

a. Dumping syndrome
b. Islets tumour
c. Zollinger Ellisons syndrome
d. None of these

11. Rapid speech in which the words are strung together without meaning:
a. word salad
b. flight of ideas
c. neologism
d. echolalia

12. Club foot with inner edge only in contact with the ground and foot turned outwards
a. Genu Valgum
b. Talipes Hallux
c. Genu Varum
d. Torticollis

13. Abnormal painless vaginal bleeding is seen in

a. ectopic pregnancy
b. pre-eclampsia
c. placenta previa
d. abortion

14. Most common cause of pulmonary embolism is:

a. Neoplasm
b. DVT
c. pulmonary hypertension
d. embolic stroke

15. Absence or defective development of jaw is called:

a. aglossia
b. agnosia
c. aglutition
d. agnathia

16. The causative organism of AIDS was discovered in the year

a. 1987
b. 1982
c. 1980
d. 1985

17. Which cell organelle is first damaged in hypoxia?

a. nucleus
a. ribosome
a. mitochondria
a. golgi body

18. The most reliable indicator of neurological function in a patient

a. Level of Consciousness
b. EEG
c. Vital signs
d. MRI

19. The most common Therapeutic intervention for the management of toxic ingestion is

a. Ipocac
b. Apomorphine
c. Activated charcoal
d. Normal saline

20. Substitution of valine for glutannic acid in the beta chain of hemoglobin:

a. Hemolytic anaemia
b. Aplastic anaemia
c. Thalassemia
d. Sickle cell anaemia

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21. Projectile vomiting which is non bilious is seen in:

a. hiatal hernia
b. pyloric stenosis
c. gastroenteritis
d. meningitis

22. Chlorine demand of water is measured by

a. Chlorimeter
b. Double pot method
c. Berkfield filter
d. Horrock’s apparatus

23. The National family planning programme launched in the year:

a. 1958
b. 1950
c. 1948
d. 1940

24. The manifestation of pernicious anemia?

a. strawberry tongue
b. coated tongue
c. fissured tongue
d. beefy red tongue

25. Phototherapy reduces serum bilirubin through

a. photo oxidation
b. photo isomerisation
c. photo conjugation
d. structural changes

26. Health survey and development committee is by

a. Mudhaliar
b. Shrivastav
c. Mukerji
d. Bhore

27. Which of the following is not a meta paradigm of Nursing

a. Person
b. Environment
c. Diagnosis
d. Nursing

28. The gradual decrease of the body temperature after death

a. Liver mortis
b. Algor mortis
c. Rigor mortis
d. Hypothermia

29. Bell’s palsy affect the:

a. 2nd cranial nerve
b. 3rd cranial nerve
c. 4th cranial nerve
d. 7th cranial nerve

30. The concentration of oxygen in expired air is

a. 0%
b. 21%
c. 16 %
d. 4%

31. Blood group was discovered by:

a. Robert Koch
b. Karl Land Stoner
c. Paul Ehrich
d. Anton Von

32. Which of the following hormone is not secreted by the posterior pituitary gland?

a. Vasopressin
b. Oxytocin
c. ADH
d. Growth hormone

33. Which of the following position has to be given to a child after the surgery for cleft palate?

a. Supine
b. Prone
c. Side lying
d. Fowlers

34. The best design to test association between risk factor and disease:
a. Case control
b. Ecological study
c. Cohort
d. Cross Sectional

35. The type of pulse seen in coarctation of aorta:

a. Strong pedal pulse
b. Diminished carotid pulse
c. Normal femoral pulse
d. Bounding pulse in arm

36. BCG is prepared in the form of:

a. Killed vaccine
b. Diminished carotid pulse
c. Live attenuated vaccine
d. Bounding pulse in arm

37. Highest percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acid is present in:

a. groundnut
b. soyabean
c. margarine
d. palm oil

38. Which of the following drug is used commonly in the Raynauds phenomenon

(A) Tacrolimus
(B) Atropine
(C) Beta blocker
(D) Calcium channel blocker

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39. Which is the antidote for streptokinase?

a. Protamine sulphate
b. Amino caproic acid
c. Naloxone
d. Vit K

40. It can be considered as PPH, if the postnatal mother’s blood loss even after 24 hrs is
a. > 500 ml
b. > 200 ml
c. > 50 ml
d. > 100 ml

41. Bucks extension belongs to a method of traction:

(A) Skeletal
(B) Skin
(C) Russel
(D) Skull traction

42. Common carotid artery divides at the level of

a. Inferior border of thyroid cartilage
b. Superior border of hyoid bone
c. Superior border of thyroid cartilage
d. Lateral border of cricoid cartilage

43. The most common organism causing cellulitis is

a. E. coli
b. Pseudomonas
c. Beta hemolytic streptococci
d. Bacteroides

44. Ossification in fetus start in

a. 3 wks
b. 5 wks
c. 6 wks
d. 8 wks

45. The immunoglobin responsible for primary immunity

a. IgM
b. IgG
c. IgA
d. IgE

46. Negri bodies found in the hippocampus are the diagnostic sign of

a. rabies
b. measles
c. rubella
d. diphtheria

48. Right-sided hemiplegia and aphasia indicate the involvement of

b. Vertebral artery
c. Brain stem

49. Which type of the following organism cause malignant malaria?
a. vivax
b. falciparum
c. ovale
d. none of the above

49. Disposable endotracheal tube can be sterilized by using

a. ethylene oxide
b. dry heat
c. formaldehyde
d. phenol

50. Takayasu is a disorder of:

a. nerves
b. vein
c. artery
d. lymph node

51. Which of the following malignancy spread through CSF?

a. meningioma
b. astrocytoma
c. craniopharyngiomal
d. medulloblastoma

52. Resistance to a drug in tuberculosis is by

a. Transduction
b. Conjugation
c. Mutation
d. Transformation

53. Which type of the following Hodgkin’s disease has the worst prognosis

a. Lymphocyte predominance
b. Mixed cellularity
c. Nodular sclerosis
d. Lymphocyte depletion

54. Which of the following does not cross blood-brain barrier?

a. Water
b. CO2
c. Na
d. O2

55. Which of the following tends to decrease with an increase in age

a. Pulse pressure
b. Systolic blood pressure
c. Diastolic pressure
d. Respiratory volume

56. The first urge to void will be felt when the bladder is filled with

a. 75 ml of urine
b. 25 ml of urine
c. 500 ml of urine
d. 150 ml of urine

57. Which of the following microorganisms grow in a very wide range of temperature?

a. Pseudomonas
b. Gonococcus
c. Spirochaetes
d. Pneumococcus

58. Which of the following drug is cardiotoxic?

a. Bleomycin
b. Mithramycin
c. Adriamycin
d. Mitomycin

59. Deficiency of which of the following can cause pancreatitis?

a. Enteropeptidase
b. Antitrypsin
c. Lecithin
d. Chymotrypsin

60. Physiological splitting of second heart sound can be exaggerated by

a. Valsalva maneuver
b. Breath holding
c. Deep inspiration
d. Forced expiration

61. Which of the following is an injectable progestin?

a. Isosuprine
c. Implanon
d. Norgesterol

62. Baby friendly hospital initiative was launched in the year:
a. 1990
b. 1992
c. 1994
d. 1991

63. Which of the following is a water-soluble vitamin?

(A) Vitamin A
(B) Vitamin C
(C) Vitamin D
(D) Vitamin E

64. Which of the following is a type of non-probability sampling?

a. Stratified Random Sampling
b. Simple Random Sampling
c. Purposive Sampling
d. Systematic Sampling

65. Which of the following indicates the flatness or peakedness of a frequency distribution?

a. Mean
b. Kurtosis
c. Mode
d. Skewness

66. The standard deviation divided by the square root of the sample size is

a. Sampling error
b. Mean
c. Type 1 error
d. Standard error

67. Desired quality, quantity, or level of performance that is established as a criterion to measure the performance is termed as

a. Andit
b. Standard
c. Evaluation
d. Quality assurance

68. Which among the following is not a management principle of Henri Fayol?

a. Unity of command
b. Stability
c. Specialisation
d. Division of work

69. Which among the following is the systematic arrangement of the sum total of selected experiences planned by the school or college to achieve the objectives?

a. Syllabus
b. Course plan
c. Lesson plan
d. Curriculum

70. Organised clinical instruction in the presence of the patient is termed as:

a. Nursing care plan
b. Bedside clinic
c. Nursing care conference
d. Individual conference

71. How many megabytes make a gigabyte?
(A) 1024
(B) 256
(C) 128
(D) 512

72. Which of the following is not a term pertaining to the Internet?

a. Link
b. Browser
c. Search Engine
d. Key board

73. Zero was invented by:

a. Arya bhatta
b. Bhaskara
c. Varahamiveera
d. Brahmagupta

74. A full bounding pulse of aortic insufficiency is

a. Corrigan’s pulse
b. Bigeminal pulse
c. Pulses Alternans
d. Paradoxical pulse

75. The person appointed to receive complaints about unfair administration

a. Magistrate
b. Chief Secretary
c. Chief Justice
d. Ombudsman

76. In the telephone, the dial tone has a frequency of

a. 1 Hz
b. 13 Hz
c. 133 Hz
d. 33 Hz

77. Which 5 yr plan recommend zero-based budgeting as a step to control public expenditure

a. 7th plan
b. 6th plan
c. 5th plan
d. 8th plan

78. Water starts freezing at a temperature

a. -10°C
b. -2°C
c. 0°C
d. -4°C

79. Which is the fifth largest planet?

a. Mars
b. Venus
c. Earth
d. Jupiter

80. Who among the following is the current Chief Election Commissioner?

a. K.G. Balakrishnan
b. VS. Sampath
c. Ranjit Sinha
d. Montek Singh

81. “Whatever be one’s religion, it is enough if the individual becomes good”. Who said so?

a. Vaikunda Swamikal
b. Sree Narayana Guru
c. Chattampi Swamikal
d. EV. Ramaswami Naicker

82. Name the author of The Past As Present. Forging Contemporary Identities Through

a. Eric Hobsbawn
b. Ranajith Guha
c. Albert Soboul
d. Romila Thapar

83. The maximum duration of totality for a solar eclipse

a. 3 minutes 40 seconds
b. 5 minutes 35 seconds
c. 7 minutes 30 seconds
d. 9 minutes 35 seconds

84. Name the recently missing Malaysia Airlines plane

a. MH 370
b. 2000 EM 20
c. MA 490
d. 26 EM 2000

85. During the Civil Disobedience Movement Nagaland produced a brave heroine who spent her youthful years in jail for a long 15 years and she was released from prison alter India’s independence. Name her

a. Gaidiliu
b. Srimati Rampyari
c. Pritilata Waddeder
d. Kalpana Dutta

86. The maximum strength of the Lok Sabha provided by the constitution is

(A) 540
(B) 545
(C) 548
(D) 552

87. Ouagadougou is the capital of?

a. Sierra Leone
b. Burkina Faso
c. Seychelles
d. Antigua and Barbuda

88. ‘No caste, no religion, no god for man’ Who raised this slogan?

a. A.K. Gopalan
b. Sree Narayana Guru
c. Vaikunda Swamikal
d. K. Ayyappan

89. Name the dissident of Vietnam who was jailed after trying to sue the Prime Minister, has been freed and left for the United States

a. Nguyen Tan Dung
b. Won Tong Yon
c. Cu Hug Ha Vu
d. Tran Vu Iai

90. The INA soldier reached the Kerala coast in a Japanese submarine but was captured and
hanged by the British

a. Vakkom Kader
b. MS Khan
c. Sahajanand
d. Barkatullah

91. The person associated with the slogan Do or Die

a. Mahatma Gandhi
b. Bhagat Singh
c. Surya Sen
d. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

92. Who has been chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award in April 2014
a. Dhvani Desas
b. Gulzar
c. Gitanjali Rao
d. Nishtha Jain

93. The winner of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

a. Fabiano Caruana
b. Leven Aronian
c. Viswanathan Anand
d. Magnus Carlsent

94. Name the leader of Anushilan Samiti, one of the earliest and best known revolutionary societies in Bengal

(A) Barindra Kumar Ghosh
(B) Shyami Krishna Varma
(C) Sohan Singh Bhakanas
(D) Sardar Singh Rana

95. The Sadhu Jana Paripalana Yogam founded by Mahatma Ayyankall in the year

a. 1903
b. 1905
c. 1907
d. 1909

96. The person who won the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 on Feb 28, 2014

a. Dylan Mohan Gray
b. Chandi Prasad Bhatt
c. Prot CNR Rao
d. Angela Markel

97. Indian Standard Time is …………… hours ahead of the GMT
a. 4 ½
b. 7 ½
c. 6 ½
d. 5 ½

98. Who is known as the Heroine of the 1942 Quit India Movement?

a. Aruna Asaf Ali
b. Sarojini Naidu
c. Bhikaji Rustam Cama
d. Vayalakshmi Pandit

99. The Indian Nationalist leader who viewed the war between Britain and Germany as a Godsent opportunity which could be used by the Indians for their own benefit
a. Mahatma Gandhi
b. Jawaharlal Nehru
c. Subhash Chandra Bose
d. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

100. The social reformer of Kerala who led Yachana Yathra’ (journey for begging):

a. Mannath Padmanabhan
b. V.T. Bhattathirippad
c. Changanassery Parameswaran Pillai
d. Poikayil Kumara Gurudevan

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