Himachal Pradesh Pharmacist Solved question Paper (HPSSC)

HPSSC Pharmacist solved paper

Pharmacist solved paper Himachal Pradesh/HPSSC

Q1. 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

Q2. The drug of choice for the treatment of wide-angle glaucoma is a

  • 1.  Atropine
  • 2.  Acetylcholine
  • 3.  Physostigmine
  • 4.  D-Tubucurarine

Q3. An Anaphylactic shock the drug of choice is

  • 1.  Adrenaline iv
  • 2.  Morphine sulfate iv
  • 3.  Aminophylline iv
  • 4.  Furosemide iv

Q4. The Hormone involved in the secretion & regulation of milk is

  • 1.  Progesterone
  • 2.  Prolactin
  • 3.  Oestrogen
  • 4.  FSH
  • 5.  LH

Q5. The anti-protozoal drug obtained from a natural source is a

  • 1.  Strychnine
  • 2.  Quinidine
  • 3.  Aconite
  • 4.  Quinine

Q6. Bitters are therapeutically used as

  • 1.  Anti-fungal
  • 2. Anti-amoebic 
  • 3.  Anti-malarial
  • 4.  Appetizer

Q7. Female sterilization is also called as

  • 1.  Tubectomy
  • 2.  Cholecystectomy
  • 3.  Clitorectomy
  • 4.  Vasectomy

Q8.  An antibiotic possessing antifungal action is

  • 1.  Kanamycin
  • 2.  Gresiofulvin
  • 3.  Rifampicin
  • 4.  Amikacin

Q9. Dettol is used as

  • 1.  Anti-microbial
  • 2.  Disinfectant
  • 3.  Antiseptic
  • 4.  Antibiotic

Q10. Kala-azar is a type of

  • 1.  Schistosomiasis
  • 2.  Helminthiasis
  • 3.  Leishmaniasis
  • 4.  Giardiasis

Q11.The heterocyclic ring system present in Isoniazid is

  • 1.  Pyridine
  • 2.  Pyrimidine
  • 3.  Pyrrolidine
  • 4.  Pyridine

Q12 Chemically furosemide 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

Q13.  Chloroquine an anti-malarial drug belongs to class of

  • 1.  9-amino quinoline
  • 2.  8- amino quinoline
  • 3.  4- amino quinolone
  • 4.  Acridine

Q14.  Proflavine is used as

  • 1.  Vitamin
  • 2.  Expectorant
  • 3.  Antiseptic
  • 4.  Analgesic 

Q15. Paraldehyde is used as

  • 1.  Analgesic
  • 2.  Antiallergic
  • 3.  Hypnotic
  • 4.  Anti-pyretic

Q16. Dopamine is

  • 1.  α & β agonist
  • 2.  α & β antagonist
  • 3.  α agonist
  • 4.  β agonist

Q17. Methyl morphine is used as

  • 1.  Analeptic
  • 2.  Anorexiant
  • 3.  Anti-tussive
  • 4.  Anti-pyretic

Q18. The Maceration process in which gentle heat is used during the process of extraction is 

  • 1.  Percolation
  • 2.  Decoction
  • 3.  Infusion
  • 4.  Digestion

Q19. 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

Q20.  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

Q21. Type- 2 glass is a

  • 1.  Borosilicate
  • 2.  Soda-lime 
  • 3.  Soda-lime treated glass
  • 4.  All of these 

Q22. Aerobic glycolysis produces

  • 1.  Lactic acid
  • 2.  Pyruvic acid
  • 3.  Acetic acid
  • 4.  Malonic acid

Q23. Selwinoff’s test for fructose gives

  • 1.  Deep blue color
  • 2.  Cherry red color
  • 3.  White color ppt
  • 4.  Green color ppt

Q24.  Prazosin agent is a

  • 1.  α antagonist
  • 2.  β agonist
  • 3.  CCBs
  • 4.  Potassium channel activator

Q25. Curcuminoids are present in

  • 1.  Colchicum
  • 2.  Turmeric
  • 3.  Cassia
  • 4.  Acacia

Q26.  Mace belongs to family?

  • 1.  Zygophyllaceae
  • 2.  Acanthaceae
  • 3.  Myristicaceae
  • 4.  Convolvulaceae

Q27. Vasopressin is released from

  • 1.  Parathyroid glang
  • 2.  Hypothalamus
  • 3.  Pituitary gland
  • 4.  Pineal gland

Q28. Example of anti-oxidant is

1.  Caffeine

2.  Orinase

3.  Doxidan

4.  Gallic acid

Q29. Repeated administration of drug results in cell receptor blockage. This is known as

  • 1.  Cumulation
  • 2.  Tolerance
  • 3.  Idiosyncrasy
  • 4.  Synergism

Q30. The primary ridges of coriander are

  • 1.  Straight and prominent
  • 2.  Wavy and prominent
  • 3.  Straight and not prominent
  • 4.  Wavy and not prominent

Q31.       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

Q32.       Complete separation of two-phase in the emulsion is called

  • 1.  Creaming
  • 2.  Sedimentation
  • 3.  Cracking
  • 4.  Leaching

Q33.       Somatostatin is released from

  • 1.  Adrenal medulla
  • 2.  Pancreas
  • 3.  Testes
  • 4.  Ovaries

Q34.       Which one among the following is not a part of the aerosol container system

  • 1.  Wad
  • 2.  Actuator
  • 3.  Valve
  • 4.  Mounting

Q35.       Which of the test is used for syphilis?

1.  ELISA

2.  Western blot

3.  Fujukorai

4.  VDRL

Q36.       Tocopherol is the alternative name of vitamin

1.  Vit A

2.  Vit D

3.  Vit C

4.  Vit D

5.  Vit E

Q37.       Diluents is added in tablet to

1.  Help in disintegration

2.  Increase the bulk of tablet

3.  Increase the stability

4.  All of these

Q38.       D- fructose on simple  reduction gives

1.  Only mannitol

2.  Only sorbitol

3.  Mixture of mannitol and sorbitol

4.  L-fructose

Q39.       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

Q40.       The approximate capacity of “ 1 number hard gelatin capsule is

1.  150 mg

2.  300 mg

3.  450 mg

4.  650 mg

Q41.       Anisocytic stomata are present in

1.  Datura

2.  Senna

3.  Digitalis

4.  Vasaka

Q42.       In a drug store, the expiry dated drug formulations are called

1.  Surplus items

2.  Scrap items

3.  Obsolete items

4.  Dormant items

Q43.       Fusion method is used for the preparation of

1.  Ointment

2.  Emulsion

3.  Suspension

4.  Aerosol

Q44.       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

Q45.       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

Q46.       Hypophosphorus acid in ferrous iodide syrup act as

1.  Anti-oxidant

2.  Suspending agent

3.  Hematinic

4.  Preservative

Q47.       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

Q48.       An example of flocculating agent used in suspension is 

1.  Sodium CMC

2.  Sod. Alginate

3.  Sod. Lauryl sulphate (SLS)

4.  Bentonite

Q49.       Powders are dry funny divided intended for

1.  Topical use

2.  Internal use

3.  external use

4.  All of these

Q50.       Vitamin B3 is called

1.  Folic acid

2.  Nicotinic acid

3.  Pantothenic acid

4.  Para aminobenzoic acid

Q51.       A resin of animal origin is

1.  Benzoin

2.  shellac

3.  myrrh

4.  gujuresinol

Q52.       The following used as expectorant

1.  Magnesium carbonate

2.  Barium sulphate

3.  Ammonium chloride

4.  Magnesium hydroxide

Q53.       Lugol’s solution is used as

1.  Source of iodine in iodine deficiency

2.  Germicide

3.  Fungicide

4.  All of these

Q54.       Petitmal seizure are also known as

1.  tonic Clonic seizures

2.  Absence seizures

3.  Partial seizures

4.  All of these

Q55.       Butter is a good source of

1.  Vitamin A

2.  Vitamin C

3.  Vitamin D

4.  Vitamin K

Q56.       Grey baby syndrome is the side effect associated with

1.  Azithromycin

2.  Chloramphenicol

3.  Tetracycline

4.  Ciprofloxacin

Q57.       The drug and magic remedies act came into force on

1.  1950

2.  First April 1950

3.  1st January 1955

4.  First April 1955

Q58.       Which of the following is not a natural female sex hormone

1.  mestranol

2.  estradiol

3.  estrone

4.  estriol

Q59.       Premaquine is a

1.  2-aminiquinoline

2.  4–aminiquinoline

3.  6–aminiquinoline

4.  8–aminiquinoline

Q60.       Convert the 79.87 % V/V of alcohol into proof spirit

1.  40 ºP

2.  45 ºP

3.  50 ºP

4.  55 ºP

Q61.       saponin glycosides is

1.  glycorrhiza

2.  senna

3.  digitalis

4.  aloe

Q62.       The meaning of Latin term Mane

1.  Every night

2.  Every morning

3.  In the morning

4.  During the night

Q63.       The working principle of ball mill is

1.  Impact

2.  impact And attrition

3.  Attrition

4.  Crushing

Q64.       Which of the following is a live vaccine

1.  Oral polio

2.  Whooping cough

3.  Influenza

4.  Plague

Q65.       Raining is a proteolytic enzyme which is produced in

1.  spleen

2.  Liver

3.  Kidney

4.  Pancreas

Q66.       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

Q67.       Mannitol is a

1.  Loop diuretic

2.  Potassium sparing diuretic

3.  Carbonic anhydrase diuretic

4.  Osmotic diuretic

Q68.       One tea spoon full is

1.  15 ml

2.  4 ml

3.  8 ML

4.  30 ml

Q69.       Example of cationic emulsifying agent is

1.  Polysorbate 80

2.  Cetrimide

3.  Sodium dodecanoate

4.  Sodium monooleate

Q70.       Tolnaftate is used as

1.  Antimalarial

2.  Anticancer

3.  Antibiotic

4.  Antifungal

Q71.       Aconite belongs to group of

1.  Indole alkaloids

2.  Quinoline Alkaloid

3.  Steroidal alkaloid

4.  Terpenoid alkaloid

Q72.       Dragendorff reagent does not give a positive test with

1.  Caffeine

2.  Morphine

3.  Codeine

4.  Meeting

Q73.       The modifying, sorting and Packaging of protein for secretion in carried out by

1.  Lysosomes

2.  Golgi bodies

3.  Ribosomes

4.  RNA

Q74.       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

Q75.       Which of the following is a natural emulsifying agent obtained from vegetable source

1.  Milk of magnesia

2.  Gelatin

3.  Agar

4.  Lecithin

Q76.       Stanous  flouride is used as

1.  Astringent

2.  Dental caries

3.  Dentryfrices

4.  Anti dandruff

Q77.       Filter sheet made of cellulose are

1.  seitz filter

2.  Membrane filter

3.  Glass fibre filter

4.  Sintered glass filter

Q78.       PH of lacrimal fluid is

1.  6.8

2.  7.0

3.  7.4

4.  8.0

Q79.       Which plant drug is oxytoxic

1.  ergot

2.  kurchi

3.  Vinca

4.  cocaine

Q80.       The Diagnostic agent used for determination of Plasma volume is

1.  Fe59

2.  I131

3.  Co60

4.  Tc99

Q81.       Nifedipine  is derivative of

1.  Quinoline

2.  aryl piperidine

3.  isoquinoline

4.  pyridine

Q82.       Gutzeit apparatus is used for limit test of

1.  Arsenic

2.  Iron

3.  Sulphate

4.  Lead

Q83.       The minimum required area to open a retail drug store is

1.  15 sqm

2.  10 sqm

3.  40 sqm

4.  101 sqm

Q84.       Schick test is performed to test the degree of immunity against

1.  Tuberculosis

2.  Tetanus

3.  Rabies

4.  Diptheria

Q85.       The sulphonamide used for burn therapy is

1.  Sulfadiazine

2.  Sulfadoxine

3.  Sulfacetamide

4.  Sulfapyridine

Q86.       Rapid method of sterilization is

1.  Autoclave

2.  Filtration

3.  Radiation

4.  Hot air oven

Q87.       Example for certified red color is

1.  Caramel

2.  Tartrazine

3.  Amaranth

4.  Sunset yellow

Q88.       Enteric coated tablet are designed to release medicament in

1.  Stomach

2.  Mouth

3.  Small intestine

4.  Esophagus

Q89.       Other name of regenerated cellulose is

1.  Wool

2.  Jute

3.  Silk

4.  Rayon

Q90.       Diloxanide furoate is the drug used as

1.  Antiepileptic

2.  Antiviral

3.  Antifungal

4.  Antiamoebic

Q91.       Chlorpropamide is used to treat

1.  Diabetes

2.  Epilepsy

3.  Depression

4.  Cancer

Q92.       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

Q93.       Phentolamine is a

1.  Adrenergic neurone blocker

2.  H-1 antagonist

3.  α-adrenoreceptor antagonist

4.  β adrenoreceptor antagonist

Q94.       Creams are

1.  Emulsions

2.  Suspensions

3.  Ointments

4.  Pastes

Q95.       BOUGIES ARE INSERTED INTO

1.  Rectum

2.  Nasal

3.  Vagina

4.  Eye

Q96.       Jesuit’s bark is the synonym of

1.  Cinnamon

2.  Kurchi

3.  Cinchona

4.  Aswagandha

Q97.       Tuberculosis is diagnosed by

1.  Widal test

2.  ELISA test

3.  Mantoux test

4.  Alerts methods

Q98.       Which of the followings is not a communicable disease?

1.  Tuberculosis

2.  Artherosclerosis

3.  Pertussis

4.  Influenza

Q99.       An example of alkylating agent

1.  Methotraxate

2.  Mitomycin C

3.  Daunorubicin

4.  5 FU

Q100.     Biological product are dried by

1.  Lyophilization

2.  Vaccum dryer

3.  Spray dryer

4.  Rotary dryer

Q101.     Calamine is

1.  Basic zinc oxide

2.  Basic zinc sulphate

3.  Basic zinc carbonate

4.  Basic zinc hydroxide

Q102.     Co-trimoxazole is a mixture of sulphamethoxazole: trimethoprim:

1.  5:1

2.  1:5

3.  4:1

4.  1:4

Q103.     HLB value of a surfactant between 7-9 used as

1.  Detergent

2.  Wetting agent

3.  w/o emulsifying agent

4.  anti-foaming agent

Q104.     Medicated alcoholic liquors prepared by fermentation of raw vegetable juices with honey jiggery are called

1.  Araks

2.  Arishtas

3.  Asavas

4.  Avalehas

Q105.     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

Q106.     Partial or complete removal of top or bottom of a tablet in known 

1.  Capping

2.  Picking

3.  Sticking

4.  Chipping

Q107.     How many pairs of cranial nerves do human have

1.  8

2.  10

3.  12

4.  14

Q108.     Which among the following is an anti-dandruff drug?

1.  Zinc sulphate

2.  Selenium sulphide

3.  Zinc carbonate

4.  Sodium fluoride

Q109.     Sudden influx of sodium in heart muscle results in

1.  Depolarization

2.  Repolarisation

3.  Slow depolarisation

4.  Slow polarisation

Q110.     Schonteten’s reaction of Aloes is also known as

1.  Nitric acid test

2.  Nitrous acid test

3.  Bromine test

4.  Borax test

Q111.     Insulin is polypeptide containing

1.  21 AA

2.  31 AA

3.  41 AA

4.  51 AA

Q112.     Ciprofloxacin is a

1.  Quinoline drug

2.  Quinolone drug

3.  Isoquinoline drug

4.  Quinuclidine drug

Q113.     An important dicyclic terpene is

1.  Limonene

2.  Pinene

3.  Cymene

4.  Myrecene

Q114.     Presence of plasmodesma is important character of the drug

1.  Senna

2.  Digitalis

3.  Ginger

4.  Nux Vomica

Q115.     Colchicum is an example

1.  Indole alkaloid 

2.  Quionoline alkaloid

3.  Tropane alkaloid

4.  Amino alkaloid

Q116.     Ma-Huang is the synonym for

1.  Convovulvuls microphyllus

2.  Picrorrhiza kurroa

3.  Ephera sinica

4.  Gymnema sylvestre

Q117.     The active ingredient that forms froth when shaken with water is

1.  Fixed oil

2.  Tannin

3.  Resin

4.  Saponin

Q118.     Cephaline is the main ingredient of 

1.  Pterocarpus

2.  Colchicum

3.  Ipecac

4.  Punarnava

Q119.     Which of the following is an essential amino acid?

1.  Phenylalanine

2.  Tyrosine

3.  Alanine

4.  Arginine

Q120.     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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