kerala PSC staff nurse question paper – 2016

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Maximum: 100 marks
Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
1. Who among the following Radical leaders of Indian National Movement organized ‘Akbaras’ and ‘Lathi’ Club?
(A) Bhagat Singh (B) ChnadraSekhar Azad
(C) Bipin Chandra Pal (D) BalagangadharTilak
2. At which session of Indian National Congress the resolution of Non-Cooperation was passed?
(A) Lahore (B) Belgam
(C) Nagpur (D) Haripura
3. Who was the first Deputy Chairman of the Planning Cooperation was passed?
(A) C M Trivedi (B) Gulzarilal Nanda
(C) Ashok Mehta (D) V T Krishnamachari
4. Which type of Tax is the major source of revenue for the Central Government
(A) Income Tax (B) Customs Tax
(C) Corporation Tax (D) Service Tax
5. Who founded the ‘Servants of India Society’?
(A) DadabhaiNaoroji (B) SurendraNathBanarjee
(C) RabindraNath Tagore (D) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

6. The place of origin of the river Periyar is:
(A) Anamala (B) Sivagirimala
(C) Karimala (D) Pulachimala

7. Which is the smallest National Park in Kerala?
(A) Pampadumchola (B) Anamudichola
(C) Mathikettanchola (D) Eravikulam

8. SIRD is situated at:
(A) Kottarakkara (B) Ettumanoor
(C) Kakkanadu (D) Kalavoor
9. India’s first soil museum in Kerala is located at
(A) Kottamukku (B) Nattakam
(C) Parottukonam (D) Chembukavu
10. In which year KudumbaSree Mission was started?
(A) 1982 (B) 1998
(C) 1997 (D) 2000
11. Which was the title given to Pandit K P Karuppan by the Maharaja of Cochin?
(A) Vidwan (B) Vidyadhiraja
(C) SreeBhattaraka (D) Kavithilaka
12. Who was the Secretary of the GuruvayurSathyagraha Committee?
(A) A K Gopalan (B) T K Madhavan
(C) K Kelappan (D) K P Kesavamenon
13. Who among the following leaders of Kerala renaissance was born at Patyam in Kannur?
(A) AyyaVaikundar (B) Vagbhatananda
(C) Kumara Guru (D) Ayyankali
14. Who is the winner of the French Open Women Singles Championship in 2016?
(A) Serena Williams (B) Maria Sharapova
(C) Angelique Kerber (D) GabrineMuguruza
15. Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016?
(A) Bob Dylam (B) Alice Munro
(C) PatrikModiano (D) Shivalik

16. In which mountain rango mount K2 is located?
(A) Karakoram (B) Ladakh
(C) Zaskar (D) Shivalik
17. The longest peninsular river is:
(A) Narmada (B) Krishna
(C) Godavari (D) Mahanadi
18. Which is the soil type formed by the disintegration Lava rocks?
(A) Red soil (B) Laterite soil
(C) Alluvial soil (D) Black soil
19. Which among the following is not a centre of the Revolt of 1857?
(A) Meerut (B) Mysore
(C) Lucknow (D) Kanpur
20. When was the All India Muslim League formed?
(A) 1906 (B) 1907
(C) 1916 (D) 1905
21. The force experienced on a moving charge in an electromagnetic field is named as:
(A) Lorentz force (B) Electrical force
(C) Centripetal force (D) Electromotive force
22. A 100 W, 200V bulb is connected to a 140V power supply. The power consumed will be:
(A) 120W (B) 49W
(C) 96W (D) 52W
23. The device which converts Alternating Current (AC) to Direct Current (DC) is called:
(A) Amplifier (B) Oscillator
(C) Inductor (D) Rectifier
24. The SI unit of ‘pressure’ is:
(A) Newton (B) Cubic metre
(C) Pascal (D) Parsec

25. A thermodynamic process in which volume remains constant is called:
(A) Adiabatic process (B) Isochoric process
(C) Isothermal process (D) isobaric process
26. What are the components of producer gas?
(A) Carbon monoxide and Hydrogen (B) Carbon dioxide and Hydrogen
(C) Carbon monoxide and Nitrogen (D) Carbon dioxide and Nitrogen
27. Of the given below items which is a thermosetting plastic?
(A) Bakelite (B) PVC
(C) Neoprene (D) Polythene
28. Lassaignes test is used to detect:
(A) Nitrogen and Sulphur (B) Nitrogen, Sulphur and Halogens
(C) Nitrogen and Halogens (D) Nitrogen and carbon
29. Which is the method used for the production of pure Germanium?
(A) Mond Process (B) Van Arkel method
(C) Distillation (D) Zone refining

30. The chemical substances used for the treatment of mental diseases are known as:
(A) Antipyretics (B) Tranquilizers
(C) Analgesics (D) Antiseptics
31. The enzymes which are used to cut DNA in recombinant DNA technology:
(A) DNA polymerases (B) Ligases
(C) Lipases (D) Endonucleases
32. Development of female gamete directly into organism without fertilisation:
(A) Parthenocarpy (B) Parthenogenesis
(C) Autogamy (D) Polygamy
33. Which of the following is not a Green House gas?
(A) Carbon dioxide (B) Chlorofluro carbon
(C) Sulphur dioxide (D) Nitrous oxide
34. Lichen is the symbiotic association between :
(A) Algae and fungi (B) Fungi and roots of higher plants
(C) Bacteria and roots of higher plant (D) Algae and bacteria
35. Pollination by wind is called:
(A) Hydrophily (B) Anemophily
(C) Zoophily (D) Entomophily
36. “FelisDomestica” is the scientific name of:
(A) Dog (B) Cat
(C) Lion (D) Deer

37. “Human chorionic gonadotropin” is secreted by:
(A) Placenta (B) Corpus leutum
(C) Sertoli cells (D) Laydig cell
38. Antibodies produced in response to allergy:
(A) Ig A (B) Ig G
(C) Ig M (D) Ig E
39. Name a free living bacterium which can fix atmospheric nitrogen to soil:
(A) Rhizobium (B) Azotobacter
(C) Bacillus (D) Streptococcus
40. Deficiency of a vitamin in the diet causes night blindness. Name the vitamin:
(A) Vit. C (B) Vit. D
(C) Vit. A (D) Vit. E
41. The largest gland in human body:
(A) Kidney (B) Pancreas
(C) Lungs (D) Liver
42. The pressure of cerebrospinal fluid :
(A) 10 – 18 cm H2O (B) 20 – 38 cm H2O
(C) 30 – 48 cm H2O (D) 40 – 58 cm H2O
43. Stirrup shaped bone in human ear :
(A) Maleus (B) Incus
(C) Stapes (D) Ossicle
44. The defence mechanism in which people goes back to childhood practice :
(A) Regression (B) Projection
(C) Repression (D) Rationalization
45. When mental age of a person equal chronological age, the intelligence quotient will be :
(A) 80 (B) 90
(C) 100 (D) 110
46. False perception by human being :
(A) Imperception (B) Illusion
(C) Hallucination (D) Discrimination
47. Which vitamin causes dryness of conjunctiva ?
(A) Vitamin D (B) Vitamin C
(C) Vitamin B (D) Vitamin A
48. Available chlorine percentage in bleaching powder:
(A) 66% (B) 33%
(C) 55% (D) 44%
49. Amount of bleaching powder needed for disinfecting a 1,000 litre tank water:
(A) .5 gram (B) 1.5 gram
(C) 2.5 gram (D) 3.5 gram
50. Koplik spot are clinical sign seen in the condition :
(A) Mumps (B) Measles
(C) Chicken pox (D) Filariasis
51. How many virus strains are present in oral polio vaccine?
(A) Five (B) Two
(C) Four (D) Three
52. The oedematous swelling on the brainscalp due to infiltration of sero – sanginous fluid by the pressure of girdle of contact:
(A) Cephal haematoma (B) intra cranial injury
(C) Caput succidenum (D) Scalp injury
53. A baby born with gestational age of less than 37 completed weeks:
(A) Low birth weight baby (B) Small for date baby
(C) Post – term baby (D) Pre – term baby
54. Somnambulism is the condition
(A) Sleep walking (B) Sleep talking
(C) Teeth griding (D) Night mares
55. Specific drug for filariasis
(A) Paracetamol (B) Diethyl carbamazine
(C) Ivermeetin (D) Doxy cycline
56. Indomethacin is the medical choice for the cardiac condition
(A) Tetralogy of fallot (B) Tricuspid atresia
(C) Coarctation of aeorta (D) Patent ductusartereosus

57. A 4 year old child having burns over his front and back trunk, total body surface area burned according to rule of fire
(A) 40 (B) 50
(C) 20 (D) 30
58. Dietary intake of calcium should be reduced in clinical condition:
(A) Hypo parathyroidism (B) Hyper parathyroidism
(C) Hypothyroidism (D) Hyperthyroidism
59. Nissan’s fundoplication procedure is done to treat
(A) Intestinal obstruction (B) Hirspung’s disease
(C) Gastro oesophageal reflux disease (D) Pyloric stenosis
60. Adult type of Diphtheria vaccine:
(A) Td (B) DT
(C) DPT (D) PT
61. Temperature of autoclave for effective sterilization:
(A) 111oC (B) 115oC
(C) 118oC (D) 121oC
62. Which disease condition is characterized by pea soup stools?
(A) Diphtheria (B) Typhoid
(C) Chicken pox (D) Cholera

63. Immediate disinfection of all contaminated articles and bodily discharges during the course of disease :
(A) Terminal disinfection (B) Fumigation
(C) Concurrent disinfection (D) Autoclaving
64. A surgery in which symptoms are relieved but the basic cause remains so, does not cure the disease:
(A) Ablative surgery (B) Transplant surgery
(C) Palliative surgery (D) Diagnostic surgery
65. Pre – dominant cation in extracellular fluid:
(A) Potassium (B) Magnesium
(C) Calcium (D) Sodium
66. When a nasal catheter is used to deliver oxygen from an oxygen cylinder, flow rate of oxygen:
(A) 1 – 4 litre/minute (B) 5 – 8 litre/minute
(C) 9 – 12 litre/minute (D) 13 – 16 litre/minute
67. Position to be kept by a person for doing lumbar puncture:
(A) T – shaped (B) C – shaped
(C) B – shaped (D) Y – shaped
68. Normal range of blood gas analysis for PCO2
(A) 15 – 25 mmHg (B) 25 – 35 mmHg
(C) 35 – 45 mmHg (D) 45 – 55 mmHg

69. Normal level of serum creatinine in human body:
(A) .6 – 1.2 mg/dl (B) 1.2 – 2 mg/dl
(C) 2 – 3 mg/dl (D) 3.6 – 4.2 mg/dl
70. What will happen to sugar content of cerebrospinal fluid during bacterial infection?
(A) Normal (B) Decrease
(C) Increase (D) No sugar
71. Presence of Bence – John’s protein in urinalysis is a characteristic feature:
(A) In nephritic syndrome (B) In glomerulo nephritis
(C) In multiple sclerosis (D) In multiple myeloma
72. Prescribed guidelines established by authority under which activities are to be performed:
(A) Strategy (B) Policy
(C) Rule (D) Manual
73. The Universal Recipient blood group:
(A) Group A (B) Group C
(C) Group O (D) Group AB
74. The process by which a liquid medication is introduced into a cavity drop by drop:
(A) Instillation (B) Irrigation
(C) Insertion (D) Inhalation
75. Which clinical condition is identified by triple test in pregnancy?
(A) West syndrome (B) Down syndrome
(C) Pierry Robinson syndrome (D) Klinfelter’s syndrome
76. Menstruation at regular intervals, but with excessive flow and duration:
(A) Menorrhagia (B) Metrorrhagia
(C) Polymenorrhoea (D) Oligomenorrhoea
77. Speech a disturbed client start to repeat phrases that others have just said:
(A) Autism (B) Echolalia
(C) Neologism (D) Echopraxia
78. Management of dumping syndrome is best accomplished planning to maintain the client:
(A) On high fibre diet (B) On low fat diet
(C) On low protein diet (D) Fluid only diet
79. Complete absence of spontaneous movement with mutism, negativism and rigid posturing:
(A) Delirium (B) Dementia
(C) Stupour (D) Dellusion
80. Who differentiated psychiatric illness to dementia pre – cox and manic depressive illness?
(A) ZigmondFrued (B) EuginBlueler
(C) Curt Scheider (D) Email krapelin
81. The therapeutic blood lithium level which is used as drug in bipolar disorder:
(A) 2.6 – 3.2mEq/litre (B) 3.6 – 4.2 mEq/litre
(C) .6 – 1.2 mEq/litre (D) .1 – .5 mEq/litre

82. Fear of High places:
(A) Claustrophobia (B) Acrophobia
(C) Agarophobia (D) Xenophobia
83. A selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor:
(A) Amitriptyline (B) Imipramine
(C) Despriamine (D) Fluoxetine
84. In AIDS, the CD4 count
(A) < 200 cells/mm3 (B) 300 – 400 cells/mm3 (C) 400 – 500 cells/mm3 (D) > 500 cells/mm3
85. Colour of meconium stained amniotic fluid:
(A) Red (B) Yellow
(C) Green (D) White
86. A positive sign of pregnant:
(A) Amenorrhoea, nausea, vomiting (B) Fetal outline sonography
(C) Frequency of micturition (D) Braxton-Hicks Contractiona
87. Housemaid’s knee:
(A) Blepharitis (B) Balanitis
(C) Bronchitis (D) Bursitis
88. The formula for converting Fahrenheit scale to Celcius scale:
(A) C = (F – 32) × 5/9 (B) C = (F + 32) × 5/9
(C) C – (F – 32) ×9/5 (D) C = (F + 32) × 9/5
89. Defenition of well persons who have come in contact with infectious disease for a period equal to the longest incubation period of the disease:
(A) Isolation (B) Quarantine
(C) Disinfection (D) Sterilisation
90. The difference between axillary and rectal temperature:
(A) 40F (B) 30F
(B) (C) 20F (D) 10F
91. Which is not an ingredient or oral rehydration solution?
(A) Sodium Chloride (B) Potassium Chloride
(C) Sodium Citrate (D) Calcium Carbonate
92. Which is not a modified Jone’s major criteria for diagnosing rheumatic fever?
(A) Arthralgia (B) Chorea
(C) Carditis (D) Subcutaneous nodules
93. Holding the hips and knees at 900 flexion, a backward pressure is applied while addueting hips, the femur head is felt slipping out of the acetabulum with a click sound:
(A) Positive Ortolani’s test (B) Positive Kerning test
(C) Positive Trendelenberg test (D) Positive Barlow’s test
94. Formula for calculating Body Mass Index:
(A) Height (m) / weight2 (kg) (B) Height2 (m) / weight (kg)
(C) Weight (kg) / height2 (m) (D) Weight (kg) / height (kg)
95. Rh anti-D immunoglobulin is administered intramuscularly to a Rh negative unimmunized mother following child birth:
(A) within 7 days (B) within 3 days
(C) within 5 days (D) within 9 days
96. The food class containing of nitrogen:
(A) Carbohydrate (B) Fat
(C) Protein (D) Sugar
97. The absence of cyanocobalamine causes anaemia:
(A) Pernicious anaemia (B) Haematologic anaemia
(C) Megaloblastiv anaemia (D) Iron deficiency anaemia
98. Water logging of tissuues:
(A) Pleuricy (B) Plethora
(C) Oxygenation (D) Acromegaly
99. Deficiency of calcium in adult human body:
(A) Osteomalasia (B) Keratomalasia
(C) Rickets (D) Acromegaly
100. The nerve involved in Caroel – Tunnel syndrome:
(A) Radial nerve (B) Median nerve
(C) Ulnar nerve (D) Femoral nerve

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