ESIC Pharmacist Exam 2014 Solved Question Paper

1. Common side effect of non - Steroidal anti inflammatory drug is _____

A. Sedation

B. Kidney damage


D. Ulceration

2. _______ is a tricyclic Antidepressant drug

A. Amitriptyline

B. Imipramine

C. Phenelzine

D. Triimipramine

3. _________ is Monoamine oxidase inhibitor

A. Imipramine

B. Tranylcypromine

C. Lithium citrate

D. Amitriptyline

4. Parkinson occurs due to _____

A. Depletion of dopamine

B. Excess of dopamine

C. Excess of epinephrine

D. Depletion of epinephrine

5. Mother clove is ______

A. Fruit

B. Stalk

C. Seed

D. Mature flower

6. Cardiac glycoside possess basic nucleus of

A. Tropane

B. Triterpene

C. Quinoline

D. Cyclopenteno phenanthrene

7. Colchicine is commonly known as _______

A. Monkshood

B. Ma Huang

C. Autumn crocus

D. Finger flower

8. Natural fibre gives test for sulphur is _______


B. Cotton

C. Silk

D. Jute

9. _______ leaf is to be dried at 60°C immediately after collection

A. Digitalis

B. Senna

C. Datura

D. Hyoscyamus

10. ____ is a carbohydrate containing drug obtained from Marine source

A. Agar

B. Honey

C. Acacia

D. Ispaghula

11. Dihydrofolate reductase is inhibited by _____

A. Trimethoprim

B. Pyrimethamine

C. Methotrexate

D. All of above

12. _____ is used as an adulterant of Benzoin

A. Myrrh

B. Colophony

C. Asafoetida

D. Balsum

13. _____ is used as a mosquito repellent

A. Punarrnava

B. Hyoscyamus

C. Pyrethrum

D. Ephedra

14. Rifampicin act by

A. Binding with 30S ribosomes

B. Binding with 50S ribosomes

C. Inhibition of DNA dependent RNA polymerase

D. Inhibition of Topoisomerase enzyme

15. Myopia is characterised by one of following

A. Person can see the near objects perfectly

B. Persons find difficulty in seeing the near objects

C. Persons can see the far objects perfectly

D. Persons can see near and far both objects with difficulty

16. ____ is long acting insulin

A. Globulin Zinc insulin

B. Insulin Zinc suspension

C. Protamine Zinc Insulin suspension

D. Isophane Insulin suspension

17. Which of the following disease is not spread by mosquito

A.Yellow fever

B. Q fever

C. Filaria

D. Dengue

18. ___ is a Selective β2 receptor blocker

A. Salbutamol

B. Butoxamine

C. Atenolol

D. Dobutamine

19. Xanthine alkaloids acts as

A. β lactamase inhibitor

B. GABA release inhibitor

C. Phosphodiesterase inhibitor

D. 5 - HT releasing agent

20 Which of the following is used in treatment of myasthenia gravis

A. Physostigmine

B. Neostigmine

C. Atropine

D. Diazepam

21. _____ is Selective arterial vasodilator

A. Minoxidil        

B. Diazoxide

C. Hydralazine

D. Losartan

22. _____ is used as anticonvulsant

A. Pentobarbitone

B. Phenobarbitone

C. Cyclobarbitone

D. Barbitone

23. The shoulder of the cylinder of CO2 is painted

A. Blue

B. White

C. Black

D. Grey

24. Which of these substances is used as anticonvulsant

A. Sodium citrate

B. NaCl

C. Sodium peroxide

D. Hydrogen peroxide

25. Which one is used in radiation sterilization

A. X rays

B. β rays

C. γ rays

D. Uv rays

26. Which of the following can be used for counteraction for poisoning caused  

       by organophosphorus compounds

A. Naloxone

B. Pethidine

C. Pralidoxime

D. Charcoal

27. Which one of the following is a genetically determined adverse drug


A. Addiction

B. Carcinogenicity

C. Drug induced lupus syndrome

D. Idiosyncrasy

28. Ambulatory patients are

A. Required to admit in the ward for treatment

B. Required to go home after taking treatment in OPD

C. Require emergency treatment

D. None of the above

29. In a drug store, the expiry dated drug formulation are called

A. Scrap items

B. Obsolete items

C. Surplus items

D. Dormant materials

30. Phenobarbitone is

A. Short acting barbiturates

B. Intermediate acting barbiturates

C. Long acting barbiturates

D. None of the above

31. District opium officer appoints  one cultivator as

A. Durg inspector


C.Narcotic commissioner

D. Executive commissioner

32. Under which section of indian Penal Code the drug inspector are  


A. Section 23

B. Section 22

C. Section 21

D. Section 17

33. Which of the following schedule gives standards mechanical   

A. Schedule C

B. Schedule D

C. Schedule F

D. Schedule R

34. The Pharmacy Council of India is reconstituted every ____ years

A. 10 years

B. 5 years

C. 2 years

D. 1 year

35. The Ointment base of mineral origin is

A. Olive oil

B. Cottonseed oil

C. Castor oil

D. Paraffin wax

36. Isoniazid induced peripheral neuritis can be prevented by administration


A. Anticonvulsant

B. Anti inflammatory agents

C. Vitamin B6

D. Vitamin B12

37. Which of the following bone have no marrow cavity

A. Scapula

B. Clavicle

C. Ulna

D. None of above

 38. Which of the following is the function of plasma Proteins
A. Regulation of blood volume

B. Regulation of blood pressure

C. Helps in Coagulation process

D. All of the above

39. Diaphragm is a

A. Skeletal muscle

B. Smooth muscle

C. Bone cavity

D. Artery

40. Digitalis is given to the patients suffering from

A. Congestive heart failure

B. Left Ventricle failure

C. Atrial flutter

D. All of above

41. Naloxone is a morphine

A. Agonist

B. Antagonist

C. Mixed agonist and antagonist

D. All of above

42. Colour Index indicate

A. Relative amount of WBC present per cmm of blood

B. Relative amount of haemoglobin present in single RBC

C. Relative amount of haemoglobin present in 100 WBC

D. Relative amount of RBC present per cmm of blood

43. _____ is a major lipid constituent of the cell membrane

A. Phospholipid

B. Glycolipids

C. Cholesterol

D. Fatty acid

44. Clofibrate reduces the

A. Blood pressure

B. Heart rate

C. Elevated triglyceride level

D. Fever

45. Combined Umbelliferone test is positive for ____

A. Nutmeg

B. Asafoetida

C. Tolu balsam

D. Guggul

46. _____ is botanical source of Indian senna

A. Dried leaflets of Cassia angustifolia
B. Dried leaflets of Cassia acutifolia

C. Dried leaflets of Cassia auricularia
D. Dried leaflets of Cassia obovata

47. Which oil is a natural source of Vitamin A

A. Cod liver oil

B. Hydnocarpus

C. Castor oil

D. Shark liver oil

48. Which bark drug is used as cardiotonic

A. Ashoka

B. Cinnamon

C. Arjuna

D. Pterocarpus

49. Keller Killiani test is specified for
A. Anthraquinone glycosides

B. Cardiac glycosides

C. Saponins

D. Flavonoids

50. Tetracycline should not be given with

A. Milk

B. Aluminium hydroxide

C. Beet root

D. All of the above

51. Sodium metal is stored in

A. Well closed container

B. Kerosene

C. Wax

D. Methanol

52. Sodium fluoride is used to cure

A. Inflammation of mouth

B. Bacterial infection

C. Acidity

D. Dental carries

53. _____ is used for treating dandruff

A. Selenium sulphide

B. Sulphur

C. Yellow mercuric oxide

D. Titanium dioxide

54. CO2 is used as

A. Antacid

B. Acidifier

C. Buffer

D. Respiratory stimulant

55. Which of the following conditions is not associated with ischaemic heart


A. Angina pectoris

B. Hypertension

C. Myocardial infarction

D. Congestive heart disease

56. Mordant black is used as an indicator in the titration of

A. Calcium lactate

B. Sodium acetate

C. Ammonium chloride

D. Hydrogen peroxide

57. The plasticizer used in coating solution is

A. Polyethylene glycol

B. Castor oil

C. Propylene glycol

D. All of the above

58. Which one of the following is used vulcanizing agent for rubber

A. ZnO

B. Sulphur

C. CaCO3

D. Zinc sulphate

59. ______ sterilise talcum powder most effectively

A. Dry heat

B. Autoclaving

C. Gaseous sterilization

D. Freeze drying

60. The formation of wings or ragged extending edges about periphery of the   
       tablet is called

A. Mottling

B. Picking

C. Whiskering

D. Capping

61. The Pharmacy Council of India is constituted by the ____

A. Central government

B. State government

C. Parliament

D. President

62. “Herapathite” is formed in incompatibility of

A. Alkaloidal salt with alkaline substances

B. Alkaloidal salt with soluble barbiturate

C. Alkaloidal salt with soluble iodides

D. Liquorice liquid extract

63. The famous brand “ENO” is an example of

A. Effervescent granules

B. Dry sealed sachets

C. Tablet triturate

D. Powder

64. “Zephiran” is a ______ surfactant

A. Anionic

B. Cationic

C. Non-ionic

D. Ampholytics

65. Butylated hydroxyl toluene is used as
A. an antibacterial

B. an antioxidant

C. a suspending agent

D. a coloring agent

66. Glycerine suppositories containing 92% glycerine are solidified by  

       addition of

A. White wax

B. Stearic acid

C. Sodium stearate

D. PEG 4000

67. Who publish the Indian Pharmacopoeia

A. Central Governor

B. Central Drug Laboratory

C. Ministry of Health and Family welfare

D. Central Indian Pharmacopoeal Laboratory

68. The lead acetate cotton wool is used in the limit test for arsenic to

A. Make the arsine gas

B. Develop the yellow colour

C. Trap the H2S gas

D. None

69. Washing soda is common name for


B. Na2CO3

C. K2CO3


70. ____is known as Milk of magnesia

A. Suspension of Mg (OH)2

B. Suspension of MgO

C. Suspension of MgCO3

D. Suspension of Milk and MgO