Pharmacist cum Dresser Gr III & Pharmacist Gr II - Question and Answer Key

Name of Post: Pharmacist cum Dresser Gr III & Pharmacist Gr II 

Department: Traco Cable Company Ltd & IMS

Cat.No: 152/2020 & 155/2020

Date of Test: 22.12.2021

Question Code: 133/2021


1. Which of the following statements is not true for dry heat method of sterilisation?
(A) Usually sterilisation is done by heating at a temperature of 160° C for two hours
(B) Destruction of microorganism is effected by oxidation of essential cell constituents
(C) This method is not suitable for powders and oily materials
(D) This method is not suitable for surgical dressings

2. Enteric coating is given to tablets in order to
(A) Protect the medicament from atmospheric effects
(B) Ensure highest concentration of drug in the intestine
(C) Separate chemical or physical incompatible ingredients
(D) Prolong the duration of action of medicaments

3. If a capsule is numbered as 000 which means
(A) It is the smallest sized capsule with a capacity of 100 mg
(B) It is for the inclusion of ophthalmic ointments only
(C) The shape of the capsule is oval
(D) It is the largest sized and for veterinary purpose only

4. Which one of the following is a correct statement regarding soft gelatin capsule?
(A) Soft gelatin shells may contain methyl and propyl parabens as preservative
(B) Not suitable for use as suppositories
(C) Not suitable for opthalmic ointments
(D) The manufacturing and filling of medicaments are done in separate operations

5. For the evaluation of tablet, a test used to measure the amount of time required for the drug substance in tablet to go into solution under specified condition is known as
(A) Dissolution test
(B) Distintegration test
(C) Friability test
(D) Weight variation test

6. Unequal distribution of colour on a tablet with light and dark areas standing out in a uniform surface is known as
(A) Lamination
(B) Capping
(C) Mottling
(D) Picking

7. Mechanism of killing microorganisms by gaseous sterilisation is
(A) Coagulation of proteins
(B) Alkylation of proteins
(C) Oxidation of essential cell components
(D) Nuclear destruction

8. Role of Glycerin or sorbitol in the manufacturing of capsule shell as
(A) Preservative
(B) Flavouring agent
(C) O Pacifying agent
(D) Plasticizer

9. Sterilisation by heating with a bactericide
(A) Can be used safely for intrathecal injections
(B) Not suitable for intravenous injection when single dose exceeds 15 ml
(C) Is performed before the preparation is transferred into the final container
(D) Not suitable for eye drops

10. During the formulation of tablet the purpose of adding magnesium stearate as
(A) Lubricant
(B) Binding agent
(C) Adsorbing agent
(D) Distintegrating agent

11. Lugol's solution is
(A) Weak iodine solution
(B) Aqueous iodine solution
(C) Povidone-iodine
(D) lodine tincture

12. Which one of the following is a common ingredient in ear drops as dewaxing agent?
(A) Potassium permanganate
(B) Boric acid
(C) Hydrogen peroxide
(D) Zinc peroxide

13. Penicillamine is an antidote used in the poisoning of
(A) Iron
(B) Cyanide
(C) Mercury
(D) Copper and lead

14. An oxidative antimicrobial agent is
(A) Yellow mercuric oxide
(B) Povidone-lodine
(C) Sodium hypochlorite
(D) Sulphur Dioxide

15. Which of the following is an incorrect statement regarding ammonium chloride?
(A) It is an irritating expectorant and used as an ingredient in cough mixtures
(B) Given to aid easy elimination in lead poisoning
(C) In the liver it is metabolised into urea
(D) It is used as a systemic alkaliniser

16. which one of the following is used for the treatment of schistosomiasis (Kala-azar) and administered intravenously?
(A) Antmony potassium tartrate
(B) Potassium iodide
(C) Ammonium carbonate
(D) Strontium chloride

17. A sulphur compound which is a common ingredient in shampoos and lotions for the treatment of dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis
(A) Selenium sulphide
(B) Sodium bisulphite
(C) Sodium metabisulphite
(D) Strontium sulphide

18. Green vitriol is
(A) Ferrous fumarate
(B) Ferrous sulphate
(C) Magnesium sulphate
(D) Zinc sulphate

19. Prolonged use of silver preparation may lead to a condition known as
(A) Euphoria
(B) Gangrene
(C) Hydragyrum
(D) Argyria

20. An organic mercury compound which is commonly used as antiseptic/antifungal agent is
(A) Mersalyl acid
(B) Mercaptomerin
(C) Thiomersal
(D) Chlormerodrin

21. Viscosity builders used in Ophthalmic formulation
(A) Carboxy methyl cellulose
(B) Iso Propyl Palmitate
(C) Peanut oil
(D) Chlorobutanol

22. Thickening of a shampoo may be carried by addition of
(A) Ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid
(B) Lanolin
(C) Carboxy vinyl polymer
(D) Hydroxy benzoate ester

23. Eye Ointment base should melt at
(A) Near to body temperature
(B) Room temperature
(C) Both A and B
(D) None of these

24. For preparation of emulsions using fixed oil the ratio of oil: water : Gum
(A) 4:2:1
(B) 2:2:1
(C) 3:2:1
(D) 1:2:1

25. Suspensions are biphasic liquid dosage form of medicament in which the finely divided solid particles ranging from
(A) 0.1-1 micron
(B) 0.5-5.0 micron
(C) 0.2-1 micron
(D) 0.3-2.0 micron

26. Example for semi-synthetic thickening agents in suspension
(A) Polysorbate
(B) Tragacath
(C) Carbowaxes
(D) Microcrystalline cellulose

27. Which among the ingredients is used for the preparation of concentrated Haemodialysis fluid B.P.C.?
(A) Calcium oxalate
(B) Sodium acetate
(C) Tartaric acid
(D) Calcium chloride

28. Examples of liquid Anti perspirants
(A) Zinc stearate
(B) Talc
(C) Spermaceti
(D) Aluminium chlorohydrate

29. Hair remover is otherwise called
(A) Epilation
(B) Electrolysis
(C) Depilatories
(D) All of the above

30. Rubber closures are washed with hot solution of
(A) 0.3% of sodium pyrrophosphate in water
(B) 0.2% of sodium pyrrophosphate in water
(C) 0.1% of sodium pyrrophosphate in water
(D) 0.5% of sodium pyrrophosphate in water

31. Vasaka contains_____ % w/w of vasicine calculated on the dried basis
(A) 0.1
(B) 0.5
(C) 0.4
(D) 0.6

32. Tulsi comes under category
(A) Antimalarial
(B) Immunomodulator
(C) Diuretic
(D) Antitumour

33. Peppermint oil is obtained by
(A) Simple distillation
(B) Fractional distillation
(C) Steam distillation
(D) Destructive distillation

34. Powdered ergot when treated with_______ solution develop strong odour of trimethylamine
(A) Magnesium hydroxide
(B) Potassium hydroxide
(C) Calcium hydroxide
(D) Sodium hydroxide

35. Terminalia Arjuna is used as
(A) Antidiabetic
(B) Treatment of jaundice
(C) Bronchitis
(D) Diuretic in cirrhosis

36. Active constituent of Rhubarb
(A) Rhein
(B) Barbaloin
(C) Ellagic acid
(D) Ferulic acid

37. Anti-sweetening agent in Gymnema sylvestre
(A) Gymnemic acid
(B) Hentriacontane
(C) Pentriacontane
(D) Kinolin

38. Ergotoxine test gives_______ colour
(A) deep purple
(B) deep red
(C) deep blue
(D) deep green

39. Triphala and chyavanprash contain
(A) Amla
(B) Gokhru
(C) Ajowan
(D) Myrrh

40. Main triglycerides in castor oil
(A) Tricinolein
(B) Oleic acid
(C) Ricin
(D) Stearic acid

41. The antiseptic which is an acridine derivative
(A) Cetrimide
(B) Proflavine
(C) Chloroxylenol
(D) Hexachlorophene

42. Co-trimoxazole contains sulphamethoxazole and trimethoprim in the ratio
(A) 5:1
(B) 1:5
(C) 5:5
(D) 1:10

43. The heterocyclic system present in isoniazid
(A) Pyrazole
(B) Pyrrole
(C) Pyridine
(D) Pyrazine

44. The Penicillin which has an isoxazole ring in its structure
(A) Ampicillin
(B) Amoxycillin
(C) Carbenicillin
(D) Cloxacillin

45. Which among the following is a butyrophenone derivative?
(A) Prochlorperazine
(B) Haloperidol
(C) Fluphenazine
(D) Oxypertine

46. A tricyclic antidepressant which belongs to the category of dibenzocycloheptenes
(A) Imipramine
(B) Tranylcypromine
(C) Phenelzine
(D) Amitriptyline

47. Which of the following drug is a non-catecholamine?
(A) Terbutaline
(B) Phenylephrine
(C) Ephedrine
(D) All of these

48. A synthetic anticholinergic drug which is an ester carrying xanthene heterocycle
(A) Homatropine
(B) Benztropine
(C) Propantheline
(D) Biperiden

49. 4-Chloro — N — furfuryl — 5-sulphamoyl anthranilic acid is
(A) Amiloride
(B) Frusemide
(C) Chlorthalidone
(D) Bumetanide

50. An antineoplastic agent which is a pyrimidine analogue is
(A) Methotrexate
(B) Fluorouracil
(C) Azathioprine
(D) Thioguanine

51. The ratio of Carbidopa—Levodopa combination used in the treatment of parkinsonism is
(A) 1:5
(B) 1:4
(C) 1:10
(D) 5:5

52. Respiratory depression due to morphine overdose can be reversed by
(A) Meperidine
(B) Pyridoxine
(C) Vitamin E
(D) Naloxone

53. Myasthenia gravis, a chronic neuromuscular disease is diagnosed by intravenous injection of
(A) Edrophonium
(B) Ambenonium
(C) Demecarium
(D) Pyridostigmine

54. A prostaglandin derivative used in the treatment of glaucoma is
(A) Dipivefrine
(B) Bimatoprost
(C) Misoprostol
(D) Epoprostenol

55. Which of the following drug is a Serotonin-2 (5 HT 2) antagonist?
(A) Sumatriptan
(B) Losartan
(C) Ondansetron
(D) Methysergide

56. An antihypertensive drug which is not an arteriolar vasodialator
(A) Hydralalzine
(B) Methyldopa
(C) Minoxidil
(D) Diazoxide

57. Which of the following is an antiretroviral drug?
(A) Acyclovir
(B) Amantadine
(C) Ribavirin
(D) Zidovudine

58. An oral hypoglycemic agent, which comes under the category of second-generation sulphonyl urea is
(A) Tolbutamide
(B) Chlorpropamide
(C) Glibenclamide
(D) Tolazamide

59. The antibiotic which binds to 30S subunit of the bacterial ribosome and inhibit protein synthesis
(A) Doxycycline
(B) Chloramphenicol
(C) Amoxycillin
(D) Cefalexin

60. A selective Beta I antagonist
(A) Propranolol
(B) Timolol
(C) Carvedilol
(D) Atenolol

61. Which schedule specifies the retailer to keep a copy of the prescription for two years while selling certain class of drugs?
(A) Schedule H
(B) Schedule X
(C) Schedule F
(D) Schedule C

62. The latest amendment of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, and Rules 1945 is upto
(A) 31st December 2005
(B) 31st December 2017
(C) 31st December 2016
(D) 31st December 2015

63. Good laboratory practices and requirements of premises and equipment is specified in
(A) Schedule M
(B) Schedule N
(C) Schedule L-1
(D) Schedule M-1

64. As per the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act-1954, which of the diseases, disorder or condition cannot be claimed to be cured?
(A) Goitre
(B) Gangrene
(C) Glaucoma
(D) All of the above

65. The register of pharmacists also known as the Central Register as per the Pharmacy Act-1948 contains
(A) Names of all persons for the time being entered in the register for a State
(B) Public document
(C) Confidential document
(D) Both A and B

66. Manufacturer of cosmetics to conform to the latest Bureau of Indian Standards requirements is specified in
(A) Schedule-A
(B) Schedule-S
(C) Schedule-F
(D) Schedule-T

67. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was enacted in the year
(A) 1895
(B) 1857
(C) 1985
(D) 1980

68. The number of registered pharmacists nominated by respective state government in a state council is
(A) 6
(B) 5
(C) 7
(D) 8

69. Whoever contravenes any of the provisions of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 is punishable up to the maximum imprisonment of
(A) One year
(B) Two years
(C) Five years
(D) Three years

70. Good manufacturing practices for Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani medicines is specified in
(A) Schedule-S
(B) Schedule-T
(C) Schedule-B
(D) Schedule-U

71. One among the below is not an objective of sales promotion
(A) Prize contests
(B) Introduction of new product
(C) Popularize brand name
(D) Assist dealers

72. The science to examine and check the accuracy of the recorded transactions is called
(A) Inventory control
(B) Book-keeping
(C) Accountancy
(D) Banking

73. Reference check of the personnel is the process under
(A) Compensation
(B) Training
(C) Evaluation
(D) Recruitment

74. A Co-operative society is required to be registered under the Co-operative Societies Act.
(A) 1921
(B) 1912
(C) 1919
(D) 1985

75. An industry manfacturing a chemical by a standardized chemical reaction is called
(A) Processing industry
(B) Analytical industry
(C) Extractive industry
(D) Synthetic industry

76. If a customer is allowed to draw cheques even if there is no balance in his account is called
(A) Cash credit
(B) Overdraft
(C) Loan
(D) Bond

77. Which type of cash book is needed to receive or allow cash discount in a business transactions?
(A) Simple
(B) Two columnar
(C) Three columnar
(D) Petty

78. The sum of money or goods withdrawn by the proprietor from business for his personal use is called
(A) Current liability
(B) Investment
(C) Assets
(D) Drawings

79. The loan sanctioned against the pledge of the property of the company is called
(A) Mortgage
(B) Trade credit
(C) Customer advance
(D) Fixed capital

80. ABC analysis is used to
(A) Find total annual purchase cost
(B) Reduce inventory carrying cost
(C) Find total expenses
(D) Annual usage

81. Ryles tube is used for
(A) Drain off a bladder
(B) To hold blood vessels
(C) Nutritional support and aspiration of stomach content
(D) To hold tissues

82. Method for monitoring particulate matter in parenteral products
(A) Leakage test
(B) Visual method
(C) Spark detector method
(D) LAL test

83. Pore size of membrane filter used in test for sterility
(A) 0.54 micrometer
(B) Not greater than 0.45 micrometer
(C) Not greater than 0.25 micrometer
(D) 0.75 micrometer

84. The guidelines for inclusion or non-inclusion of drugs in the hospital formulary are framed by
(A) Pharmacy and therapeutic committee
(B) Staff committee
(C) Medical audit committee
(D) Infection control committee

85. Computer based system of the U.S., National Library of Medicine (NLM) that allows rapid access to store biomedical information

86. New England Journal of Medicine is which type of drug information resource?
(A) Primary source
(B) Secondary source
(C) Tertiary source
(D) Formulary

87. Thermo labile powders are sterilized by
(A) Dry heat
(B) Autoclaving
(C) Ethylene oxide gas
(D) UV radiation

88. Following statements of unit dose system are correct
(i) Patient receives improved service round the clock and charged for only administered doses
(ii) Allowing nurses more time for direct patient care
(iii) Medication errors are decreased
(iv) Eliminates wastage of drugs and pilferage
(A) Only (i), (iii) and (iv)
(B) Only (i), (ii) and (iii)
(C) Only (ii) and (iii)
(D) All of the above

89. All of the following statements about parenteral products are true EXCEPT
(i) The drug product is easier to remove from vials than ampule.
(ii) Ampules are intended for multiple use
(iii) Large volume parenterals are infusion solutions.
(A) Only (i) and (ii)
(B) Only (ii) and (iii)
(C) Only (i) and (iii)
(D) All of the above

90. In A, B, C analysis of inventory control, "A class" items are about________of the total items in number and nearly______ of the annual consumption value of the items
(A) 15% and 80%
(B) 30% and 25%
(C) 50% and 10%
(D) 70% and 3%

91. Teratogenic drugs, EXCEPT
(A) Stilboestrol
(B) Warfarin
(C) Phenytoin
(D) Dicyclomine

92. The international drug monitoring centre is at
(A) Uppsala, Sweden
(B) Geneva, Switzerland
(C) Washington DC, USA
(D) Mexico city, Mexico

93. Which of the following organisms can cause peptic ulcer disease?
(A) Staphylococcus
(B) Escherichia coli
(C) Helicobacter pylori
(D) Giardia lamblia

94. The term coronary artery disease is used to designate all of the following conditions, EXCEPT
(A) Angina Pectoris
(B) Sudden cardiac death
(C) Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
(D) Myocardial Infarction

95. Normal safety range of potassium in adult blood is
(A) 1.5-2 mEq/L
(B) 3.5-5 mEq/L
(C) 6-8 mEq/L
(D) 0.5-1.3 mEq/L

96. Burton's line is a clinical sign found in patients with chronic poisoning of
(A) Mercury
(B) Lead
(C) Bismuth
(D) Arsenic

97. Metabolic acidosis can be compacted by
(A) Toluene
(B) Amphotericin
(C) Spironolactone
(D) Trisaminomethane

98. Warfarin-Metronidazole drug interaction is due to
(A) Alteration in motility
(B) Alteration in metabolism
(C) Displacement from protein binding site
(D) Alteration in excretion

99. Bioavailability may be determined by using
(i) Plasma drug concentration verses time profile
(ii) Urinary drug excretion studies
(iii) Measurement of an acute pharmacological effect
(iv) Clinical studies or in-vitro studies
(A) Only (i) and (ii)
(B) Only (i) and (iii)
(C) (i, ii, iii and iv)
(D) Only (i), (iii) and (iv)

100. Following statements concerning drug addition are correct EXCEPT
(i) An overpowering desire or compulsion to continue taking the drug and to obtain it by any means
(ii) A tendency to decrease the dose
(iii) Psychic/physical dependence on the effect of the drugs
(A) Only (i) and (ii)
(B) Only (ii) and (iii)
(C) Only (i) and (iii)
(D) All of the above

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