Himachal Pradesh Pharmacist Solved question Paper (HPSSC)

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  1. The fourth stage of the demographic cycle is characterized by
    1. High birth rate & low death
    2. High birth rate & High death rate
    3. Low birth rate & low death rate
    4. Low birth rate & High death rate
  2. Drug of choice for the treatment of wide-angle glaucoma is a
    1. Atropine
    2. Acetylcholine
    3. Physostigmine
    4. D-Tubucurarine
  3. An Anaphylactic shock the drug of choice is
    1. Adrenaline iv
    2. Morphine sulfate iv
    3. Aminophylline iv
    4. Furosemide iv
  4. The Hormone involved in the secretion & regulation of milk is
    1. Progesterone
    2. Prolactin
    3. Oestrogen
    4. FSH
    5. LH
  5. The anti-protozoal drug obtained from a natural source is a
    1. Strychnine
    2. Quinidine
    3. Aconite
    4. Quinine
  6. Bitters are therapeutically used as
    1. Anti-fungal
    2. Anti- amoebic 
    3. Anti-malarial
    4. Appetizer
  7. Female sterilization is also called as
    1. Tubectomy
    2. Cholecystectomy
    3. Clitorectomy
    4. Vasectomy
  8. An antibiotic possessing antifungal action is
    1. Kanamycin
    2. Gresiofulvin
    3. Rifampicin
    4. Amikacin
  9. Dettol is used as
    1. Anti-microbial
    2. Disinfectant
    3. Antiseptic
    4. Antibiotic
  10. Kala-azar is a type of
    1. Schistosomiasis
    2. Helminthiasis
    3. Leishmaniasis
    4. Giardiasis
  11. Heterocyclic ring system present in Isoniazid is
    1. Pyridine
    2. Pyrimidine
    3. Pyrrolidine
    4. Pyridine
  12. Chemically furesemide is
    1. 4-choloro-N-pyridyl-5-sulphamoly anthranilic acid
    2. 4-choloro-N-furfuryl-5-sulphamoly anthranilic acid
    3. 4-fluoro-N-pyridyl-5-sulphamoly anthranilic acid
    4. 4-fluoro -N-furfuryl-5-sulphamoly anthranilic acid
  13. Chloroquine an anti-malarial drug belongs to class of
    1. 9-amino quinoline
    2. 8- amino quinoline
    3. 4- amino quinolone
    4. Acridine
  14. Proflavine is used as
    1. Vitamin
    2. Expectorant
    3. Antiseptic
    4. Analgesic 
  15. Paraldehyde is used as
    1. Analgesic
    2. Antiallergic
    3. Hypnotic
    4. Anti-pyretic
  16. Dopamine is
    1. α & β agonist
    2. α & β antagonist
    3. α agonist
    4. β agonist
  17. Methyl morphine is used as
    1. Analeptic
    2. Anorexiant
    3. Anti-tussive
    4. Anti-pyretic
  18. The Maceration process in which gentle heat is used during the process of extraction is 
    1. Percolation
    2. Decoction
    3. Infusion
    4. Digestion
  19. Sterile water for injection is
    1. Free of living Microorganism
    2. Does not contain an antimicrobial agent
    3. pH between 4.5- 7.5
    4. all of these
  20. The chemical name of metronidazole
    1. 2-(2-methy,5-nitro imidazole-1-yl)ethanol
    2. 2-(3-methyl,5-nitro imidazole-1-yl)ethanol
    3. 1–(3-methyl,5-nitro imidazole-1-yl)ethanol
    4. 3-(3-methyl,5-nitro imidazole-1-yl)ethanol
  21. Type- 2 glass is a
    1. Borosilicate
    2. Soda-lime 
    3. Soda-lime treated glass
    4. All of these 
  22. Aerobic glycolysis produces
    1. Lactic acid
    2. Pyruvic acid
    3. Acetic acid
    4. Malonic acid
  23. Selwinoff’s test for fructose gives
    1. Deep blue color
    2. Cherry red color
    3. White color ppt
    4. Green color ppt
  24. Prazosin agent is a
    1. α antagonist
    2. β agonist
    3. CCBs
    4. Potassium channel activator
  25. Curcuminoids are present in
    1. Colchicum
    2. Turmeric
    3. Cassia
    4. Acacia
  26. Mace belongs to family?
    1. Zygophyllaceae
    2. Acanthaceae
    3. Myristicaceae
    4. Convulvulaceae
  27. Vasopressin is released from
    1. Parathyroid glang
    2. Hypothalamus
    3. Pituitary gland
    4. Pineal gland
  28. Example of anti-oxidant is
    1. Caffeine
    2. Orinase
    3. Doxidan
    4. Gallic acid
  29. Repeated administration of drug results in cell receptor blockage. This is known as
    1. Cumulation
    2. Tolerance
    3. Idiosyncrasy
    4. Synergism
  30. The primary ridges of coriander are
    1. Straight and prominent
    2. Wavy and prominent
    3. Straight and not prominent
    4. Wavy and not prominent
  31. Benzalkonium chloride is used in eye drops in the concentration of
    1. 0.5 % w/v
    2. 0.002 % w/v
    3. 0.01 % w/v
    4. 0.1 % w/v
  32. Complete separation of two-phase in the emulsion is called
    1. Creaming
    2. Sedimentation
    3. Cracking
    4. Leaching
  33. Somatostatin is released from
    1. Adrenal medulla
    2. Pancreas
    3. Testes
    4. Ovaries
  34. Which one among the following is not a part of the aerosol container system
    1. Wad
    2. Actuator
    3. Valve
    4. Mounting
  35. Which of the test is used for syphilis?
    1. ELISA
    2. Western blot
    3. Fujukorai
    4. VDRL
  36. Tocopherol is the alternative name of vitamin
    1. Vit A
    2. Vit D
    3. Vit C
    4. Vit D
    5. Vit E
  37. Diluents is added in tablet to
    1. Help in disintegration
    2. Increase the bulk of tablet
    3. Increase the stability
    4. All of these
  38. D- fructose on simple  reduction gives
    1. Only mannitol
    2. Only sorbitol
    3. Mixture of mannitol and sorbitol
    4. L-fructose
  39. The preparation of trial balance helps in
    1. Locating error of complex omission
    2. Locating error of commission
    3. Locating error of principle
    4. None of these
  40. Approximate capacity of “ 1 number hard gelatin capsule is
    1. 150 mg
    2. 300 mg
    3. 450 mg
    4. 650 mg
  41. Anisocytic stomata are present in
    1. Datura
    2. Senna
    3. Digitalis
    4. Vasaka
  42. In a drug store, the expiry dated drug formulations are called
    1. Surplus items
    2. Scrap items
    3. Obsolete items
    4. Dormant items
  43. Fusion method is used for the preparation of
    1. Ointment
    2. Emulsion
    3. Suspension
    4. Aerosol
  44. A powder passing through sieve 44 completely and not more than 40 % of particles pass through sieve no 85 is termed as
    1. Moderately coarse powder
    2. Moderately fine powder
    3. coarse powder
    4. fine powder
  45. Carboxyl methyl group in Indomethacin is located at
    1. 1 position of indole ring
    2. 3 position of indole ring
    3. 5 position of indole ring
    4. 7 position of indole ring
  46. Hypophosphorus acid in ferrous iodide syrup act as
    1. Anti-oxidant
    2. Suspending agent
    3. Hematinic
    4. Preservative
  47. Schedule ”S” in D & C act to the rules stands for
    1. Standard for surgical dressing
    2. Standard for sterilized umbilical tapes
    3. Standard for cosmetic
    4. Standard for disinfectant fluids
  48. An example of flocculating agent used in suspension is 
    1. Sodium CMC
    2. Sod. Alginate
    3. Sod. Lauryl sulphate (SLS)
    4. Bentonite
  49. Powders are dry funny divided intended for
    1. Topical use
    2. Internal use
    3. external use
    4. All of these
  50. Vitamin B3 is called
    1. Folic acid
    2. Nicotinic acid
    3. Pantothenic acid
    4. Para aminobenzoic acid
  51. A resin of animal origin is
    1. Benzoin
    2. shellac
    3. myrrh
    4. gujuresinol
  52. The following used as expectorant
    1. Magnesium carbonate
    2. Barium sulphate
    3. Ammonium chloride
    4. Magnesium hydroxide
  53. Lugol’s solution is used as
    1. Source of iodine in iodine deficiency
    2. Germicide
    3. Fungicide
    4. All of these
  54. Petitmal seizure are also known as
    1. tonic Clonic seizures
    2. Absence seizures
    3. Partial seizures
    4. All of these
  55. Butter is a good source of
    1. Vitamin A
    2. Vitamin C
    3. Vitamin D
    4. Vitamin K
  56. Grey baby syndrome is the side effect associated with
    1. Azithromycin
    2. Chloramphenicol
    3. Tetracycline
    4. Ciprofloxacin
  57. The drug and magic remedies act came into force on
    1. 1950
    2. First April 1950
    3. 1st January 1955
    4. First April 1955
  58. Which of the following is not a natural female sex hormone
    1. mestranol
    2. estradiol
    3. estrone
    4. estriol
  59. Premaquine is a
    1. 2-aminiquinoline
    2. 4–aminiquinoline
    3. 6–aminiquinoline
    4. 8–aminiquinoline
  60. Convert the 79.87 % V/V of alcohol into proof spirit
    1. 40 ºP
    2. 45 ºP
    3. 50 ºP
    4. 55 ºP
  61. saponin glycosides is
    1. glycorrhiza
    2. senna
    3. digitalis
    4. aloe
  62. The meaning of Latin term Mane
    1. Every night
    2. Every morning
    3. In the morning
    4. During the night
  63. The working principle of ball mill is
    1. Impact
    2. impact And attrition
    3. Attrition
    4. Crushing
  64. Which of the following is a live vaccine
    1. Oral polio
    2. Whooping cough
    3. Influenza
    4. Plague
  65. Raining is a proteolytic enzyme which is produced in
    1. spleen
    2. Liver
    3. Kidney
    4. Pancreas
  66. The schedule to which list of drug to be sold on prescription only belong to
    1. Schedule H
    2. Schedule G
    3. Schedule Y
    4. Schedule X
  67. Mannitol is a
    1. Loop diuretic
    2. Potassium sparing diuretic
    3. Carbonic anhydrase diuretic
    4. Osmotic diuretic
  68. One tea spoon full is
    1. 15 ml
    2. 4 ml
    3. 8 ML
    4. 30 ml
  69. Example of cationic emulsifying agent is
    1. Polysorbate 80
    2. Cetrimide
    3. Sodium dodecanoate
    4. Sodium monooleate
  70. Tolnaftate is used as
    1. Antimalarial
    2. Anticancer
    3. Antibiotic
    4. Antifungal
  71. Aconite belongs to group of
    1. Indole alkaloids
    2. Quinoline Alkaloid
    3. Steroidal alkaloid
    4. Terpenoid alkaloid
  72. Dragendorff reagent does not give a positive test with
    1. Caffeine
    2. Morphine
    3. Codeine
    4. Meeting
  73. The modifying, sorting and Packaging of protein for secretion in carried out by
    1. Lysosomes
    2. Golgi bodies
    3. Ribosomes
    4. RNA
  74. Structure of caffeine is
    1. 1,3-dimethyl xanthine
    2. 1,3,7-timethyl xanthine
    3. 1,5-dimethyl xanthine
    4. 1,3,5trimethyl xanthine
  75. Which of the following is a natural emulsifying agent obtained from vegetable source
    1. Milk of magnesia
    2. Gelatin
    3. Agar
    4. Lecithin
  76. Stanous  flouride is used as
    1. Astringent
    2. Dental caries
    3. Dentryfrices
    4. Anti dandruff
  77. Filter sheet made of cellulose are
    1. seitz filter
    2. Membrane filter
    3. Glass fibre filter
    4. Sintered glass filter
  78. PH of lacrimal fluid is
    1. 6.8
    2. 7.0
    3. 7.4
    4. 8.0
  79. Which plant drug is oxytoxic
    1. ergot
    2. kurchi
    3. Vinca
    4. cocaine
  80. The Diagnostic agent used for determination of Plasma volume is
    1. Fe59
    2. I131
    3. Co60
    4. Tc99
  81. Nifedipine  is derivative of
    1. Quinoline
    2. aryl piperidine
    3. isoquinoline
    4. pyridine
  82. Gutzeit apparatus is used for limit test of
    1. Arsenic
    2. Iron
    3. Sulphate
    4. Lead
  83. The minimum required area to open a retail drug store is
    1. 15 sqm
    2. 10 sqm
    3. 40 sqm
    4. 101 sqm
  84. Schick test is performed to test the degree of immunity against
    1. Tuberculosis
    2. Tetanus
    3. Rabies
    4. Diptheria
  85. The sulphonamide used for burn therapy is
    1. Sulfadiazine
    2. Sulfadoxine
    3. Sulfacetamide
    4. Sulfapyridine
  86. Rapid method of sterilization is
    1. Autoclave
    2. Filtration
    3. Radiation
    4. Hot air oven
  87. Example for certified red color is
    1. Caramel
    2. Tartrazine
    3. Amaranth
    4. Sunset yellow
  88. Enteric coated tablet are designed to release medicament in
    1. Stomach
    2. Mouth
    3. Small intestine
    4. Esophagus
  89. Other name of regenerated cellulose is
    1. Wool
    2. Jute
    3. Silk
    4. Rayon
  90. Diloxanide furoate is the drug used as
    1. Antiepileptic
    2. Antiviral
    3. Antifungal
    4. Antiamoebic
  91. Chlorpropamide is used to treat
    1. Diabetes
    2. Epilepsy
    3. Depression
    4. Cancer
  92. Store in cool place as per IP means
    1. Store at O ºC
    2. Store between 2 ºC to 8 ºC
    3. Store between 8 ºC to 25 ºC
    4. Store at room temperature
  93. Phentolamine is a
    1. Adrenergic neurone blocker
    2. H-1 antagonist
    3. α-adrenoreceptor antagonist
    4. β adrenoreceptor antagonist
  94. Creams are
    1. Emulsions
    2. Suspensions
    3. Ointments
    4. Pastes
  95. BOUGIES ARE INSERTED INTO
    1. Rectum
    2. Nasal
    3. Vagina
    4. Eye
  96. Jesuit’s bark is the synonym of
    1. Cinnamon
    2. Kurchi
    3. Cinchona
    4. Aswagandha
  97. Tuberculosis is diagnosed by
    1. Widal test
    2. ELISA test
    3. Mantoux test
    4. Alerts methods
  98. Which of the followings is not a communicable disease?
    1. Tuberculosis
    2. Artherosclerosis
    3. Pertussis
    4. Influenza
  99. An example of alkylating agent
    1. Methotraxate
    2. Mitomycin C
    3. Daunorubicin
    4. 5 FU
  100. Biological product are dried by
    1. Lyophilization
    2. Vaccum dryer
    3. Spray dryer
    4. Rotary dryer
  101. Calamine is
    1. Basic zinc oxide
    2. Basic zinc sulphate
    3. Basic zinc carbonate
    4. Basic zinc hydroxide
  102. Co-trimoxazole is a mixture of sulphamethoxazole: trimethoprim:
    1. 5:1
    2. 1:5
    3. 4:1
    4. 1:4
  103. HLB value of a surfactant between 7-9 used as
    1. Detergent
    2. Wetting agent
    3. w/o emulsifying agent
    4. anti-foaming agent
  104. Medicated alcoholic liquors prepared by fermentation of raw vegetable juices with honey jiggery are called
    1. Araks
    2. Arishtas
    3. Asavas
    4. Avalehas
  105. Form used for license to sell, stock or exhibit for sale, or distribute by retails drugs specified in schedule C and C1
    1. Form 20
    2. Form 20A
    3. Form 21A
    4. Form 21B
  106. Partial or complete removal of top or bottom of a tablet in known 
    1. Capping
    2. Picking
    3. Sticking
    4. Chipping
  107. How many pairs of cranial nerves do human have
    1. 8
    2. 10
    3. 12
    4. 14
  108. Which among the following is an anti-dandruff drug?
    1. Zinc sulphate
    2. Selenium sulphide
    3. Zinc carbonate
    4. Sodium fluoride
  109. Sudden influx of sodium in heart muscle results in
    1. Depolarization
    2. Repolarisation
    3. Slow depolarisation
    4. Slow polarisation
  110. Schonteten’s reaction of Aloes is also known as
    1. Nitric acid test
    2. Nitrous acid test
    3. Bromine test
    4. Borax test
  111. Insulin is polypeptide containing
    1. 21 AA
    2. 31 AA
    3. 41 AA
    4. 51 AA
  112. Ciprofloxacin is a
    1. Quinoline drug
    2. Quinolone drug
    3. Isoquinoline drug
    4. Quinuclidine drug
  113. An important dicyclic terpene is
    1. Limonene
    2. Pinene
    3. Cymene
    4. Myrecene
  114. Presence of plasmodesma is important character of the drug
    1. Senna
    2. Digitalis
    3. Ginger
    4. Nux Vomica
  115. Colchicum is an example
    1. Indole alkaloid 
    2. Quionoline alkaloid
    3. Tropane alkaloid
    4. Amino alkaloid
  116. Ma-Huang is the synonym for
    1. Convovulvuls microphyllus
    2. Picrorrhiza kurroa
    3. Ephera sinica
    4. Gymnema sylvestre
  117. The active ingredient that forms froth when shaken with water is
    1. Fixed oil
    2. Tannin
    3. Resin
    4. Saponin
  118. Cephaline is the main ingredient of 
    1. Pterocarpus
    2. Colchicum
    3. Ipecac
    4. Punarnava
  119. Which of the following is an essential amino acid?
    1. Phenylalanine
    2. Tyrosine
    3. Alanine
    4. Arginine
  120. Co-administration of probenecid & penicillin results in
    1. Probenecid increase excretion of penicillin
    2. Probenecid decrease excretion of penicillin
    3. Penicillin increase excretion of Probenecid
    4. Penicillin decrease excretion of Probenecid


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