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                           Combined Medical Services Exam Question Paper

General Ability,General Medicine Paper

1. To whom does the President of India address his resignation letter ?
(a) The Prime Minister of India
(b) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
(c) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(d) The Vice-President of India

2. In which one of the following States does the Garo community live ?
(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Nagaland
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Manipur

3. Which one of the following rivers of India does not form a delta ?
(a) Cauvery
(b) Godavari
(c) Krishna
(d) Narmada

4. The Earth Summit, 1992 was held at
(a) New York
(b) Geneva
(c) Kyoto
(d) Rio de Janeiro

5. Which one of the following Indian States does not border with Bangladesh ?
(a) Assam
(b) Meghalaya
(c) Manipur
(d) Tripura

6. Consider the following statements 
1. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 applies to all goods but not any services.
2. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 provides' for establishing a four-tier consumer dispute redressal machinery at the national, state, district and block levels.
Which. of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

7. In which state is the famous pilgrimage place Hemkund Sahib located ?
(a) Himachal Pradesh
(b) Jammu and Kashmir
(c) Junjab
(d) Uttarakhand

8. Which one of the following Union Ministries administers the "Nutritional Programme for Adolescent Girls" ?
(a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 
(b) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
(c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
(d) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation 

9. Among the following states, which one is the major/main producer of cotton, groundnut and tobacco in India ?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Karnataka
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) West Bengal

10. Which one among the following is the place of origin of Narmada river ?
(a) Amarkantak 
(b) Bilaspur
(c) Chitrakoot
(d) Jabalpur

11. As per our National Population Policy 2000, the long-term objective. is to achieve the population stability by which one of the following years ?
(a) 2025
(b) 2035
(c) 2045
(d) 2055

12. What is Jatropha curcas, that' is often in the news ?
(a) Genetically modified cotton plant
(b) Protein rich wheat plant developed by India
(c) Plant used for production of bio-diesel
(d) Hybrid between tomato and potato

13. Which among the following National Highway routes is the longest ? 
(a) Agra - Mumbai
(b) Chennai - Thane
(c) Kolkata - Hajira
(d) Pune - Machilipatnam

14. Which among the following has the primary function of distributing the revenue between the Centre and States in India ?
(a) Planning Commission
(b) Finance Commission
(c) Inter-State Council
(d) Department of Expenditure in the Central Government

15. Consider the following statements : 
1. In India, every State has its own High Court
2. In India, the judges of the High Court are appointed by the Governor of the State concerned.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

16. Allocation of Business in Government of India is done by
(a) Cabinet Secretariat
(b) Prime Minister's Office
(c) Lok Sabha Secretariat
(d) Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

17. Which one of the following is not a greenhouse gas ?
(a) Carbon monoxide
(b) Methane
(c) Nitrous oxide
(d) Water vapour 

18. Whoof the following is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha ?
(a) The President of India
(b) The. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(c) The Vice-President of India
(d) The Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

19. Among the following, which one is a major contributor to acid rains ?
(a) Carbon dioxide
(b) Carbon monoxide
(c) Nitric oxide
(d) Sulphur dioxide

20. In the composition of normal dry air of the atmosphere at ground level in an unpolluted area, which one among the following is found in highest concentration ?
(a) Carbon dioxide
(b) Hydrogen
(c) Methane
(d) Nitrous oxide

21. In which one of the following cities is the headquarters of the National Fisheries Development Board located ?
(a) Chennai
(b) Cochin
(c) Hyderabad
(d) Kolkata

22. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana, in case of closure of a factory/establishment, one gets "Unemployment Allowance" for
(a) 6 months
(b) 9 months
(c) 12 months
(d) 18 months 

23. Recently, a substance isolated from the leaves of which one of the following plants is able to induce death of cancer cells in chronic myeloid leukaemia ?
(a) Aloe
(b) Betel
(c) Bryophylluin
(d) Mint

24. The Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology is under the Union Ministry of 
(a) Agriculture
(b) Food Processing Industries
(c) Science and Technology
(d) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

25. Recently, the scientists of which one of the following countries created the first engineered living human nervous tissue construct, a mini-nervous system in culture, which can be transplanted enmasse ?
(a) Germany
(b) Japan
(c) UK
(d) USA

26. Which one of the following is not a Central Public Sector Enterprise ?
(a) IOC
(b) Hindalco Industries
(c) NTPC
(d) SAIL

27. `Kerley B Lines' in the chest X-ray of a patient is a radiological feature of
(a) Respiratory failure
(b) Heart failure
(c) Renal failure
(d) Liver failure

28. Pulsus paradoxus can be seen in the following clinical states except :
(a) Pericardial tamponade
(b) Acute severe asthma
(c) Acute myocardial infarction
(d) Massive pulmonary embolism

29. A fifty-year-old woman presents with dry cough and progressive breathlessness of two years duration. Examination reveals clubbing, cyanosis and bibasilar crepts. What is the probable diagnosis ?
(a) Bronchiectasis
(b) Lung abscess
(c) Interstitial lung disease
(d) Pulmonary tuberculosis

30. Pleural effusion with very low glucose is characteristically seen in
(a) Malignancy
(b) Tuberculosis
(c) SLE
(d) Rheumatoid arthritis

31. Which one of the following is not a feature of Kartagener's syndrome ?
(a) Bronchiectasis
(b) Ciliary dyskinesia
(c) Pancreatic insufficiency
(d) Situs inversus 

32. Which one of the following statements is not correct about chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) ?
(a) Respiratory flow rates are decreased
(b) Total lung capacity is normal or increased
(c) Residual volume is increased
(d) Vital capacity is increased 

33. The following drugs can cause eosinophilic pneumonia except :
(a) Nitrofurantoin
(b) Amiodarone
(c) Sulfonamides
(d) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-(NSAIDs)

34. A 20-year-old man presents with repeated episodes of haematemesis. There is no history  of jaundice or liver decompensation. On examination the significant findings include moderate splenomegaly and presence of esophageal varices. There is no ascites or peptic ulceration. The liver function tests are normal. What is the most likely diagnosis ?
(a) Extrahepatic portal venous obstruction.
(b) Noncirrhotic portal fibrosis
(c) Cirrhosis
(d) Hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction

35. Hyperkalemia is' observed in which one of the following conditions ?
(a) Type 1 Renal tubular acidosis
(b) Type 2 Renal tubular acidosis 
(c) Type 4 Renal tubular acidosis
(d) Bartter's syndrome

36. The following features are true about membranous glomerulopathy except : 
(a) Heavy proteinuria
(b) Hyperlipidemia
(c) Early onset of renal failure
(d) Response to steroids

37. In which one of the following conditions, is a renal biopsy contraindicated ?
(a) Acute renal failure
(b) Uncontrolled Hypertension
(c) Nephritic syndrome
(d) Isolated Hematuria 

38. Thefollowing are true aboutbenign paroxysmal positional vertigo except :
(a) Fatigability
(b) Good reproducibility
(c) Habituation
(d) Latency

39. The following are common causes of seizuresin adults older than 60 years of age except :
(a) Cerebrovascular disease
(b) Central nervous system neoplasia
(c) Degenerative disease
(d) Mesial temporal lobe sclerosis

40. The typical CSF profile in cases of viral meningitis after 48 hours of onset is
(a) Lymphocytic pleocytosis, normal glucose level, normal or slightly elevated protein level
(b) Neutrophilic pleocytosis, raised glucose level, normal protein level
(c) Lymphocytic pleocytosis, low glucose level, low protein level
(d) Neutrophilic pleocytosis, normal glucose level, elevated protein level