Child Development Project Officer Question Paper and Answer Key

Date of Test: 07.04.2022

Question Code: 036/2022 (A)

Medium of Question- English

Name of Post: Child Development Project Officer

Department: Women and Child Development

Cat. No: 196/2020 & 291/2020


1. Sociology is the systematic study of collective representation. Whose view is this?
(A) Karl Marx
(B) Emile Durkheim
(C) Auguste Comte
(D) Max Weber

2. ‘Duality of structure’ according to Giddens points to the relationship between :
(A) Langue and Parole
(B) Agency and Structure
(C) Subject and Object
(D) Habitus and Field

3. —————— perspective understands the society through conditions of subordination of people belonging to different castes.
(A) Indological
(B) Civilizational
(C) Subaltern
(D) Conflict

4. Choose the correct answer from the options given below :
 An ‘ideal speech situation’ according to Habermas encompasses :
 (i) To hold differences of opinion
 (ii) Equal opportunities to all parties
 (iii) Freedom of Expression
 (iv) Engage in dialogue, without undue domination?
(A) Only (ii) is correct
(B) Both (i) and (ii) are correct
(C) Both (ii) and (iv) are correct
(D) All of the above (i), (ii) (iii) and (iv) are correct

5. Caste status does not include :
(A) Endogamy
(B) Hereditary
(C) Achieved
(D) Ascribed

6. Choose the correct answer from the options given below :
 Kinship system represents forms of acknowledged rules and regulations regarding,
 (i) Succession
(ii) Inheritance
(iii) Marriage
(A) (ii) only is correct
(B) (ii) and (iii) are correct
(C) (i) is wrong
(D) All the three (i), (ii) & (iii) are correct

7. Globalization includes —————— , among others :
(A) Extension of the market forces
(B) Chain of commodity exchanges
(C) Evolution of a global market
(D) All of these

8. Indological study of Indian society pertains to :
(A) Text view
(B) Field view
(C) Both of these
(D) None of these

9. The concept of sociological imagination is associated with :
(A) C. Wright Mills
(B) Max Weber
(C) George Simmel
(D) Herbert Blumer

10. Gender auditing in institutions :
(A) Checks and assesses prevailing gender equality
(B) Budgets gender related programmes
(C) Considers programmes for gender equality
(D) All of these

11. The concept of “Network Society” in a globalised world, is associated with :
(A) Manuel Castells
(B) Zygmunt Bauman
(C) Jurgen Habermas
(D) Ulrich Beck

12. Elderly welfare and maintenance is addressed in :
(A) Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007
(B) National policy on Senior Citizens 2011
(C) Senior Citizen Act 2019
(D) None of the Above

13. Choose the correct answer from the options given below :
 Gender pertains to —————— status.
 (i) Ascribed
 (ii) Achieved
 (iii) Constructed
(A) Both (i) and (ii) are wrong
(B) Only (i) is wrong
(C) Both (ii) and (iii) are correct
(D) Both (i) and (iii) are wrong

14. Social research that primarily unfolds individuals’ inner world experiences :
(A) Case study
(B) Ethnography
(C) Phenomenology
(D) Grounded theory

15. Which of the following characterise qualitative research?
(A) Causal connection
(B) Interpretative understanding
(C) Measurement
(D) Interview Schedule

16. Religious fundamentalism primarily points to:
(A) Strict adherence to basic religious principles and beliefs
(B) Acceptance and use of violent means to transform secular societies
(C) Commitment to the fundamental beliefs of charismatic leaders
(D) Religious beliefs associated with new age sects

17. —————— design involves collection of data at one particular point of time. :
(A) Cohort study
(B) Trend study
(C) Cross sectional study
(D) Longitudinal study

18. Choose the correct answer from the options given below :
 Emergence of globalization is associated with
 (i) Developments in ICT
 (ii) Diplomatic Strategies
 (iii) Liberalization policies

(A) Only (i) is correct
(B) (ii) is wrong
(C) Both (i) and (ii) are correct
(D) Only (iii) is correct

19. Which among the following concepts not related to the works of Foucault?
(A) Discipline and Punish
(B) Deconstruction
(C) Discourse
(D) Madness and Civilization

20. Which is not an indicator of high risk families?
(A) Kutcha house
(B) No access to sanitary latrines
(C) SC/ST Family
(D) Families where an adult woman is unemployed

21. Considering social research, which among the following is not part of the subjective reality :
(A) Norms
(B) Values
(C) Agency
(D) Meaning

22. Choose the correct answer from the options given below :
 Family as a social institution promotes,
 (i) We feeling
 (ii) Sense of belonging
 (iii) Primary socialisation
(A) Only (i) is correct
(B) Both (i) and (ii) are only correct
(C) (iii) is wrong
(D) All the three (i), (ii) and (iii) are correct

23. Which among the following comprise part of step/s in social research?
(A) Deciding an appropriate title
(B) Setting the research design
(C) Collecting data
(D) All of these

24. Participant observation includes :
(A) Researcher participates in the everyday life of the subjects of study
(B) Researcher observes the everyday life of the subjects of study but do not participate
(C) Researcher participates in the everyday life of the subjects of study with a view to observe them
(D) Researcher does not participate, only observes the everyday life of the subjects of study

25. Twelfth Schedule of Indian Constitution covers :
(A) Solid waste management
(B) Slum improvement and up- gradation
(C) Construction of roads and bridges
(D) All of these

26. The variable which is systematically changed or manipulated by the experimenter in an experiment is known as :
(A) Dependent Variable
(B) Independent Variable
(C) Intervening Variable
(D) Confounding Variable

27. Which school of Psychology suggests that only observable, overt activities that can be measured scientifically should be studied by psychology?
(A) Functionalism
(B) Structuralism
(C) Behaviorism
(D) Humanism

28. Who is the founder of Indian Psychoanalytical Society?
(A) GirindraSekhar Bose
(B) Jithendrasekhar Bose
(C) BrajendraNath Seal
(D) RajendraNath Seal

29. —————— are chemical substances that can mimic or enhance the effects of a neurotransmitter on the receptor cites of the next cell.
(A) Agonists
(B) Antagonists
(C) Excitatory Neurotransmitter
(D) Inhibitory Neurotransmitter

30. Inability to recognize faces is known as :
(A) Achromatopsia
(B) Akinetopsia
(C) Simultagnosia
(D) Prosopagnosia

31. Physical trace of memory in the brain is known as :
(A) Sonogram
(B) Memogram
(C) Engram
(D) Sociogram

32. The tendency to search for evidence that fits one’s belief while ignoring any evidence that does not fit those beliefs known as :
(A) Correspondence Bias
(B) Confirmation Bias
(C) Actor-Observer Bias
(D) False Consensus Bias

33. Abhay is an 8 year old boy, evaluated with a standardized Intelligence test and found to have the mental age of 7 years. What will be his Intelligence Quotient?
(A) 90.5
(B) 87.5
(C) 97.5
(D) 70.5

34. Which theory proposes that depression results from learning that outcomes are not contingent on one’s behavior?
(A) Depressive Realism
(B) Attribution Theory
(C) Learned helplessness Theory
(D) Behavior theory

35. “Behavior is a function of the person and the environment (B=f (P, E))” who proposed this concept?
(A) Kurt Lewin
(B) Gordon Allport
(C) Harry Stack Sullivan
(D) Karen Horney

36. Which portion of the hypothalamus plays an important role in the regulation of circadian rhythm?
(A) Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
(B) Paraventricular Nucleus
(C) Supraoptic Nucleus
(D) Anterior Hypothalamic Nucleus

37. Vinu has just finished his examination and handed over his answer sheet to the examiner. As he walks out of the examination hall; he realized that there were few more points to be added to his answer sheet. What is vinu’s problem?
(A) Encoding
(B) Storage
(C) Retrieval
(D) Processing

38. One of the following neurotransmitter is highly associated with depressive disorders :
(A) Dopamine
(C) Serotonin
(D) Acetylcholine

39. The main disadvantage of a case study method is that it is not :
(A) Detailed enough for most research questions
(B) Easily done due to the large number of subjects
(C) Generalized to other similar conditions
(D) Biased

40. In which year, the first laboratory of psychology established in Germany by Wilhelm Wundt?
(A) 1789
(B) 1879
(C) 1898
(D) 1798

41. During Action Potential, what type of ions is rushed in to the axon through the opening of the membrane?
(A) Protein
(B) Sodium
(C) Chloride
(D) Potassium

42. The translation of a physical energy into electrical signals by specialized receptor cells is known as :
(A) Sensory Adaptation
(B) Sensory Stimulation
(C) Conduction
(D) Transduction

43. A cognitive structure that contains our knowledge, beliefs and expectancies about some human social group is known as :
(A) Schema
(B) Stereotype
(C) Attitude
(D) Prototype

44. Which of the following is a genetically based neuromuscular disorder?
(A) Phenylketonuria
(B) Huntington’s Disease
(C) Parkinson’s Disorder
(D) Klinefelter Syndrome

45. Something is taken away from the situation, which makes the behavior more likely to continue or reoccur is?
(A) Positive Punishment
(B) Negative Punishment
(C) Positive Reinforcement
(D) Negative Reinforcement

46. According to Sigmund Freud the psychosexual energy which stimulates personality development is known as :
(A) Eros
(B) Thanatos
(C) Libido
(D) Ego

47. Which of the following psychotherapy approach uses empty chair technique for managing interpersonal or internal conflicts?
(A) Solution Focused Therapy
(B) Gestalt therapy
(C) Logo Therapy
(D) Interpersonal Psychotherapy

48. “All human behavior is goal directed and motivated by the feeling of striving for superiority”
Choose the best suitable answer related with this statement from the following :
(A) Humanistic Psychology
(B) Individual Psychology
(C) Interpersonal Psychology
(D) Existential Psychology

49. Goals that can only be achieved by two groups working together cooperatively to mutual benefits is known as :
(A) Superordinate Goals
(B) Short Term Goals
(C) Summated Goals
(D) Group Goals

50. Raju has irrational fear of heights, he used to avoid such situations and getting extremely anxious when his Friends are compelling him to go to the second floor. What is his condition known as?
(A) Agoraphobia
(B) Acrophobia
(C) Necrophobia
(D) Pyrophobia

51. The systematic circulation includes all of the following structures except :
(A) The Aorta
(B) The formal vein
(C) The Pulmonary vein
(D) The renal artery  

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52. Which of the following describes the volume of blood ejected by the heart in 1 minute?
(A) Cardiac output
(B) Stroke Volume
(C) Heart rate
(D) Blood pressure

53. Production of oestrogen by the ovaries falls during the peri menopausal period in women because :
(A) There is a surge of Luteinising Hormone from the pituitary gland
(B) The ovaries become less sensitive to Gonadotrophins
(C) Bone remodelling increases
(D) The corpus luteum becomes a corpus albicans

54. In coronary heart disease, the blood vessels are blocked with :
(A) Salt
(B) Fat
(C) Sugar
(D) Aminoacids

55. The location of hexose monophosphate shunt in the cell is :
(A) Endoplasmic reticulum
(B) Mitochondria
(C) Ribosome
(D) Cytosol

56. The precursor for the vasodilator nitric oxide is the amino acid :
(A) Glutamine
(B) Alanine
(C) Arginine
(D) Valine

57. An enzyme that was first isolated and purified in the form of crytsals :
(A) Urease
(B) Amylase
(C) Pepsin
(D) Ribonuclease

58. The BMI cut off for an Indian in class 2 obesity is :
(A) 30 – 35.7
(B) 32.5 – 37.4
(C) 35 – 39
(D) >40

59. Among the following, what leads to Congestive Cardiac failure :
(A) Myocardial infraction
(B) Ventricular Hypertrophy
(C) Both
(D) None

60. Viral gastro enteritis is caused by :
(A) Norovirus
(B) Avian virus
(C) Rotavirus
(D) Barmah forest virus

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61. Molds are generally inhibited by :
(A) Sorbic acid
(B) Low level of sugar
(C) Anaerobic condition
(D) Hypertension

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62. Bleaching agents like Chlorine dioxide are commonly used in :
(A) Jam
(B) Fruit juices
(C) Sauces
(D) Jellies

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63. A low freezing point liquid used in immersion freezing :
(A) glycerol
(B) ethanol
(C) butanol
(D) acetic acid

64. Chylomicrons are synthesised in the :
(A) liver
(B) colon
(C) pancreas
(D) small intestine

65. The BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) starts decreasing with :
(A) Gender
(B) Age
(C) Health
(D) Work

66. The largest population of Scheduled Tribe is in :
(A) Meghalaya
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Kerala

67. The Gender Development Index value of India as per HDR 2020 is :
(A) 0.820
(B) 0.537
(C) 0.729
(D) 1.23

68. The National Population Policy 2000 aims at :
(A) to address the unmet needs for contraception, health care infrastructure, and health personnel, and to provide integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child health care.
(B) to reduce the TFR of the country to 1.1 by 2020
(C) Reduce maternal mortality ratio to below 100 per 100,000 live births
(D) to tackle the problem of nutrition through direct nutrition interventions for vulnerable groups as well as through various development policy instruments which will improve access and create conditions for improved nutrition

69. Apgar test score is used to :
(A) predict individual neonatal mortality or neurologic outcome, and should not be used for that purpose
(B) quantitates clinical signs of neonatal depression such as cyanosis or pallor, bradycardia, depressed reflex response to stimulation, hypotonia, and apnea or gasping respirations
(C) the primary indicator for resuscitation
(D) none of the above

70. The first baby friendly state in the world :
(A) Tamilnadu
(B) Geneva
(C) Goa
(D) Kerala

71. The concept of gender mainstreaming was first introduced in :
(A) 2030 agenda on sustainable development
(B) Council of Europe, 2000
(C) National Policy on Empowerment of Women 2001
(D) 1985 Nairobi World Conference on Women

72. An approach to policy-making that takes into account both women’s and men’s interests and concerns :
(C) Gender Mainstreaming
(D) Gender budgeting

73. The spending on CSR activity is mandatory in India for the following organizations :
(A) 3% spending for above 5 cr profit organizations
(B) 2% spending for above 5 cr profit organizations
(C) 1% spending for above 5 cr profit organizations
(D) Some spending on above 5cr profit organizations

74. The best method to study growth and development of the child is :
(A) Comparative Method
(B) Psychoanalytic Method
(C) Statistical Method
(D) Developmental Method

75. “Individual learns from his own mistakes”. This statement is based on which learning theory :
(A) Classical conditioning
(B) Instrumental Conditioning
(C) Trial and Error
(D) Cognitive learning theory

76. Which family therapy emphasizes historical factors which continue to influence family members in their interactions?
(A) Structural Family therapy
(B) Psychodynamic family therapy
(C) Psychological therapy
(D) Psycho social family therapy

77. Client centered model was given by
(A) Kingsley Davis
(B) Carl Rogers
(C) August Comte
(D) Albert Bandura

78. The term “Ageism” was coined by
(A) Adam Smith
(B) Martin Davies
(C) Robert Butler
(D) Carl Rogers

79. Right to medical and disability benefits are fundamental human rights under which article of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(A) Article 25(2)
(B) Article 28(2)
(C) Article 32
(D) Article 25

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80. An approach to evidence, argument and decision making which is closely related to scientific thinking is
(A) Cognitive thinking
(B) Critical thinking
(C) Operand conditioning
(D) Classical conditioning

81. The means by which people in a state of acute psychological disequilibrium are enabled to regain and strengthen their capacity to cope through a staged process of intervention
(A) Counselling
(B) Crisis intervention
(C) Crisis management
(D) Competence

82. Who Identified variable functions for administration at three different levels in the organization: Institutional level, Managerial level, technical level?
(A) Dunham
(B) Leonard Mayo
(C) Talcott Parsons
(D) Friedlander

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83. The term “Relationship” in social case work was used for the first time in the book “A Changing Psychology in “Social Case Work” in 1939 by
(A) Mary Richmond
(B) Virginia Robinson
(C) H.H. Perlman
(D) Hamilton

84. In POSH Act, Internal Complaints Committee should consist of how many women members?
(A) One-third of total members
(B) One-half of total members
(C) At least one-half of total members
(D) At least one-fourth of total members

85. Which section of Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, contains provisions for “Penalty on demanding dowry”?
(A) Section 3
(B) Section 4
(C) Section 4-A
(D) Section 8-A

86. As per Tracker, which is not an objective of the social group work
(A) Principle of Evaluation
(B) Principle of Resource Utilization
(C) Principle of Flexible functional Organization
(D) Principle of Group Objective

87. Social Diagnosis includes
(A) Dynamic Diagnosis
(B) Etiological Diagnosis
(C) Emotional Diagnosis
(D) Both (A) and (B)

88. Which is not a function of Social Work Administration?
(A) Coordinating
(B) Budgeting
(C) Staffing
(D) Observing

89. “One class assumes dominance over the masses in society” is
(A) Class conflict
(B) Hegemony
(C) Pedagogy
(D) Cultural Invasion

90. The law enforcing agency of a community which work towards the prevention of delinquency is
(A) The Juvenile Aid Bureau
(B) Juvenile Board
(C) Juvenile Justice Board
(D) Juvenile Authority

91. “Psycho-Social Study” is a term used for
(A) Social Evidence
(B) Social Diagnosis
(C) Social Investigation
(D) Social Conditioning

92. A condition in which psychological stress adversely affects physiological functioning to the point of distress is
(A) Psychosomatic disorder
(B) Psychodynamic disorder
(C) Psychological disorder
(D) Physiological disorder
93. The process whereby people become aware of the political, socio-economic and cultural contradictions in their lives.
(A) Conscientization
(B) Native Consciousness
(C) Critical Consciousness
(D) Magical Consciousness

94. “The first step in community organization is community disorganization” given by
(A) Horwitt
(B) Soul Alinsky
(C) Daniel Bell
(D) Margaret Thatcher

95. The process that begins in personal empowerment and extends to critical, collective action
(A) Praxis
(B) Critical Pedagogy
(C) Freirean Pedagogy
(D) Critical Consciousness

96. Under Prathyasha scheme the minimum age of the beneficiaries should be
(A) Above 21 years
(B) Above 18 years
(C) Above 22 years
(D) Above 25 years

97. Which of the below scheme under Kerala social security mission is for senior citizens?
(A) Shruthitharagam
(B) Snehasparsham
(C) Snehasanthwanam
(D) Aswasakiranam

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98. Under the scheme “Snehasanthwanam” the financial assistance given to Bedridden Endosulfan victims who are getting Rs. 300 as disability pension is
(A) Rs. 1,200
(B) Rs. 2,200
(C) Rs. 1,700
(D) Rs. 1,500

99. Financial support to all victims of sex crimes and highly heinous gender based violence is provided under which scheme
(A) Mangalya
(B) Thalolam
(C) Ashwasanidhi
(D) Prathyasa

100. Probationers, Ex-prisoners and their family welfare is taken care under
(A) Social Policy
(B) Social Defence
(C) Social Justice
(D) Social Diagnosis

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