Assistant Professor in Physiology NCA - 151/2018



Assistant Professor in Physiology NCA

Question Paper Code : 19/2019/OL

Category Code :151/2018

Medium of Question :English

Date of Test :11-06-2019

Department :Medical Education

Alphacode :A

Question 1 : Which state has become India’s first state to bring a law against ‘sextortion’?

1. Himachal Pradesh

2. Jammu and Kashmir

3. Manipur

4. Kerala


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2. Jammu and Kashmir

Question 2 : The national milk day (NMD-2018) is celebrated on which of the following dates in India?

1. November 26

2. December 16

3. January 24

4. February 2


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1. November 26

Question 3 : India’s longest rail-cum road bridge is located in which of the following states?

1. Arunachal Pradesh

2. Nagaland

3. Assam

4. Meghalaya


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3. Assam

Question 4 : Auther of “Ananda Sutram”

1. Sreenarayana Guru

2. V T Bhatathirippad

3. Poikayil Yohannan

4. Brahmananda Sivayogi


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4. Brahmananda Sivayogi

Question 5 : Who is known as Muthukutti Swami?

1. Vaikunda Swamikal

2. Chattambi Swamikal

3. Swami Vagbhatananda

4. Swami Agamananda


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1. Vaikunda Swamikal

Question 6 : The newspaper Sujana nadhini started from Paravur in

1. 1896

2. 1891

3. 1887

4. 1889


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2. 1891

Question 7 : Ruler of Travancore during the time of Vaikkam Sathyagraha

1. Gouri Parvathi Bai

2. Sri Mulam Tirunal

3. Ayilyam Tirunal

4. Regent Setu Lakshmi Bai


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4. Regent Setu Lakshmi Bai

Question 8 : Who was the captain of Guruvayur Temple entry campaign?

1. T. Subramanian Tirumumbu

2. K. Kelappan

3. P. Krishna Pillai

4. Mannathu Padmanabhan


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1. T. Subramanian Tirumumbu

Question 9 : Who entered on an indefinite fast before Guruvayur temple on Sep 21, 1932 in connection with Guruvayur Sathayagraha?

1. A.K. Gopalan

2. Mannathu Padmanabhan

3. K. Kelappan

4. P. Krishna Pillai


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3. K. Kelappan

Question 10 : Yoga Kshema movement started in

1. 1908

2. 1904

3. 1901

4. 1907


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1. 1908


Question 11 : Where did Sree Narayana Guru installed the idol of Saraswathi?

1. Aruvipuram

2. Varkala

3. Alwaye

4. Karamukku


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2. Varkala

Question 12 : Who opened an English school at Mattancheri in 1818?

1. Rev Mead

2. Dr. Gundert

3. W.T. Ringletaube

4. Rev. J. Dawson


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4. Rev. J. Dawson

Question 13 : Who abolished the devadasi system in temples of south Travancore?

1. Sethu Lakshmi Bai

2. Gouri Parvathi Bai

3. Sri Chitra Tirunal

4. Uthradam Thirunal


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1. Sethu Lakshmi Bai

Question 14 : Tellicherry Brennen School started in

1. 1862

2. 1852

3. 1886

4. 1902


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1. 1862

Question 15 : Ayyankali was called pulayaraja by

1. B.R. Ambedkar

2. M.K. Gandhi

3. Sreenarayana Guru

4. G.P. Pillai


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2. M.K. Gandhi

Question 16 : Auther of the novel “Premamrutham”

1. C.V. Raman Pillai

2. P. Kesavdev

3. Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

4. S.K. Pottekkad


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1. C.V. Raman Pillai

Question 17 : Who was the provisional president of constituent assembly in India?

1. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

2. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

3. Sardar Vallabhai Pattel

4. Dr. Sachidananda Sinha


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4. Dr. Sachidananda Sinha

Question 18 : In which year was the right to property removed from fundamental rights of Indian Constitution?

1. 1978

2. 1973

3. 1969

4. 1979


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1. 1978

Question 19 : Which among the following amendment of Indian Constitution replaced the right to property from fundamental rights?

1. 44th amendment

2. 43rd amendment

3. 42nd amendment

4. 46th amendment


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1. 44th amendment

Question 20 : Fundamental duties of citizens were added to the Indian Constitution in

1. 1974

2. 1976

3. 1978

4. 1972


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2. 1976


Question 21 : Which of the following proteins are called as folding proteins?

1. Perforins

2. Chaperons

3. Tubulins

4. Clathrins


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2. Chaperons

Question 22 : Enzyme which converts testosterone to estradiol in ovarian follicle is

1. Isomerase

2. Dehydrogenase

3. Aromatase

4. Transferase


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3. Aromatase

Question 23 : Fusion of sperm with membrane of ovum is mediated by

1. Acrosin

2. Fertilin

3. Catsper

4. Inhibin


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2. Fertilin

Question 24 : The main excitatory neurotransmitter in central nervous system is

1. Glutamate

2. Substance P

3. Enkephalin

4. Serotonin


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1. Glutamate

Question 25 : Bicarbonate reabsorption is maximum in

1. Medullary collecting duct

2. Distal convoluted tubule

3. Proximal convoluted tubule

4. Cortical collecting duct


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3. Proximal convoluted tubule

Question 26 : Fibres from ipsilateral hemiretina project in which layer of lateral geniculate body

1. 1,4,6

2. 2,3,5

3. 1,3,6

4. 2,4,6


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2. 2,3,5

Question 27 : All of the following are dopamine agonists EXCEPT

1. Bromocriptine

2. Apomorphine

3. Clozapine

4. Pramiprexole


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3. Clozapine

Question 28 : The inclusion bodies seen in neurons of parkinsonism patients are

1. Lewy bodies

2. Russell bodies

3. Negri bodies

4. Schaumann bodies


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1. Lewy bodies

Question 29 : The substance that is present both in serum and plasma is

1. Prothrombin

2. Antihaemophilic factor A

3. Fibrinogen

4. Proconvertin


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4. Proconvertin

Question 30 : An agent which causes contraction of mesangial cells is

1. Atrial natriuretic peptide

2. Dopamine

3. cAMP

4. Endothelins


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4. Endothelins


Question 31 : Cerebellar nystagmus occurs due to damage to

1. Anterior lobe

2. Flocculonodular lobe

3. Posterior lobe

4. Vermis


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2. Flocculonodular lobe

Question 32 : Type of cell NOT present in olfactory bulb

1. Mitral cell

2. Granule cell

3. Tufted cell

4. Horizontal cell


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4. Horizontal cell

Question 33 : Which of the following is increased when radius of resistance vessels is increased?

1. Haematocrit

2. Diastolic blood pressure

3. Capillary blood flow

4. Systolic blood pressure


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3. Capillary blood flow

Question 34 : Which of the following is NOT a cause of edema?

1. Decreased capillary permeability

2. Decreased plasma protein

3. Increased venous pressure

4. Inadequate lymph flow


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1. Decreased capillary permeability

Question 35 : Dicrotic notch in aortic pressure curve is caused by closure of

1. Tricuspid valve

2. Pulmonary valve

3. Mitral valve

4. Aortic valve


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4. Aortic valve

Question 36 : Fourth heart sounds is caused by

1. Closure of aortic and pulmonary valve

2. Ventricular filling

3. Closure of mitral and tricuspid valve

4. Vibrations in ventricular wall during systole


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2. Ventricular filling

Question 37 : Largest volume of gas that can be moved into and out of the lungs in one minute by voluntary effort is

1. Respiratory minute volume

2. Forced vital capacity

3. Maximum voluntary ventilation

4. Total lung capacity


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3. Maximum voluntary ventilation

Question 38 : Which of the following plays a major role in vasodilatation of penis during erection?

1. Nitric oxide

2. Vasopressin

3. Bradykinin

4. Prostaglandin


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1. Nitric oxide

Question 39 : Sensory system codes for the following attributes of a stimulus EXCEPT

1. Modality

2. Sensitization

3. Intensity

4. Location


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2. Sensitization

Question 40 : Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of smooth muscle?

1. Slow cycling of myosin cross bridges

2. Low energy requirement to sustain contraction

3. Stress relaxation

4. Maximum force of contraction is less than that of skeletal muscle


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4. Maximum force of contraction is less than that of skeletal muscle


Question 41 : Duration of AV nodal delay is

1. 0.1 seconds

2. 0.3 seconds

3. 0.5 seconds

4. 0.7 seconds


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1. 0.1 seconds

Question 42 : Second polar body is extruded

1. At the time of ovulation

2. At the time of LH surge

3. At the time of fertilization of the ovum

4. 48 hours prior to ovulation


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3. At the time of fertilization of the ovum

Question 43 : Compound action potential is the property of

1. Sensory nerve

2. Mixed nerve

3. Single nerve fibre

4. Motor nerve


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2. Mixed nerve

Question 44 : The wheal in triple response occurs due to

1. increased capillary permeability

2. arteriolar dilation

3. axon reflex

4. contraction of precapillary sphincters


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1. increased capillary permeability

Question 45 : Which of the following has the highest pH?

1. Saliva

2. Gastric juice

3. Gall bladder bile

4. Pancreatic juice


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4. Pancreatic juice

Question 46 : EEG rhythm with lowest frequency is

1. Alpha

2. Beta

3. Delta

4. Theta


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3. Delta

Question 47 : Effective renal plasma flow in humans is

1. 425 ml/min

2. 525 ml/min

3. 625 ml/min

4. 725 ml/min


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3. 625 ml/min

Question 48 : Group A nerve fibres are most susceptible to

1. Pressure

2. Hypoxia

3. Temperature

4. Local anaesthetics


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1. Pressure

Question 49 : Which of the following is a peptide hormone?

1. Estrogen

2. Parathormone

3. Thyroxine

4. Cortisol


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2. Parathormone

Question 50 : Sperms persist in female genital tract for

1. 1-2 minutes

2. 1-2 hours

3. 1-2 days

4. 1-2 weeks


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3. 1-2 days


Question 51 : Water reabsorption is maximum from

1. duodenum

2. colon

3. ileum

4. jejunum


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4. jejunum

Question 52 : The most abundant cell type in Islets of Langerhans is

1. A

2. B

3. D

4. F


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1. A

Question 53 : Work done in quiet breathing is

1. 0.1 kg-m/min

2. 1.2 kg-m/min

3. 0.5 kg-m/min

4. 3.5 kg-m/min


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3. 0.5 kg-m/min

Question 54 : Conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin is catalysed by

1. Thromboplastin

2. Stuart Prower Factor

3. Proconvertin

4. Thrombin


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4. Thrombin

Question 55 : Which of the following causes a right shift of oxygen dissociation curve?

1. Decrease in body temperature

2. Foetal haemoglobin

3. Myoglobin

4. Decrease in blood pH


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4. Decrease in blood pH

Question 56 : Which of the following is NOT an example of syndromic deafness?

1. Liddle’s syndrome

2. Pendred syndrome

3. Long QT syndrome

4. Bartter syndrome


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1. Liddle’s syndrome

Question 57 : Which sensation is not lost on the same side of lesion in Brown Sequard Syndrome?

1. Position sense

2. Vibration

3. Temperature

4. Touch


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3. Temperature

Question 58 : Heavy water is used to determine

1. Intracellular fluid volume

2. Extracellular fluid volume

3. Plasma volume

4. Total body water


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4. Total body water

Question 59 : Spermatozoa acquire motility in

1. Vas deferens

2. Epidydimis

3. Rete testis

4. Prostate


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2. Epidydimis

Question 60 : Functional residual capacity in male is

1. 2.2 L

2. 3.2 L

3. 4.2 L

4. 5.2 L


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1. 2.2 L


Question 61 : Glial cells which help in making Blood brain barrier are

1. Oligo dendrocytes

2. Schwann cells

3. Astrocytes

4. Microglia


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3. Astrocytes

Question 62 : Weber Fechner law deals with

1. Receptive field organization

2. Intensity discrimination

3. Tactile localization

4. None


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2. Intensity discrimination

Question 63 : Which of the following is an Orexigenic factor?

1. Corticotropin releasing hormone

2. Glucagon

3. Leptin

4. Neuropeptide Y


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4. Neuropeptide Y

Question 64 : Stokes Adams syndrome is loss of consciousness following

1. Ventricular fibrillation

2. Complete heart block

3. Myocardial infarction

4. Ventricular tachycardia


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2. Complete heart block

Question 65 : Effect of storage of blood on RBCs are all EXCEPT

1. RBCs become spherical

2. Depletion of ATP

3. Loss of membrane stability

4. Increased glycolysis


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4. Increased glycolysis

Question 66 : Prosapagnosia is the inability to

1. Draw straight lines

2. Recognize faces

3. Count in order

4. Perceive pain


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2. Recognize faces

Question 67 : Which of the following is facilitatory to stretch reflex?

1. Vestibular nucleus

2. Cerebellum

3. Motor cortex

4. Basal ganglia


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1. Vestibular nucleus

Question 68 : Betz cells are found in

1. Thalamus

2. Hypothalamus

3. Motor cortex

4. Sensory cortex


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3. Motor cortex

Question 69 : Gastric acid secretion is stimulated by all EXCEPT

1. Acetyl choline

2. Histamine

3. Secretin

4. Gastrin


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3. Secretin

Question 70 : Lesion in angular gyrus produces

1. Motor aphasia

2. Sensory aphasia

3. Conductive aphasia

4. Anomic aphasia


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4. Anomic aphasia


Question 71 : The blobs of visual cortex are associated with

1. Colour processing

2. Orientation

3. Ocular movements

4. Ocular dominance


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1. Colour processing

Question 72 : Which of the following is an example of a trinucleotide repeat disease?

1. Wilson’s disease

2. Cystic fibrosis

3. Hereditary spherocytosis

4. Huntington’s disease


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4. Huntington’s disease

Question 73 : Muscle weakness caused by antibodies against calcium channels in nerve endings at neuromuscular junction is seen in

1. Myaesthenia gravis

2. Lambert Eaton syndrome

3. Multiple sclerosis

4. Muscular dystrophy


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2. Lambert Eaton syndrome

Question 74 : K cells of intestine secrete

1. Secretin

2. Vasoactive Intenstinal Pepide

3. Gastric Inhibitory Peptide

4. Cholecystokinin


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3. Gastric Inhibitory Peptide

Question 75 : All are produced by kidney EXCEPT

1. Vitamin D

2. Renin

3. Erythropoietin

4. Aldosterone


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4. Aldosterone

Question 76 : The principal buffer in interstitial fluid is

1. Carbonic acid

2. Phosphate

3. Haemoglobin

4. Ammonia


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1. Carbonic acid

Question 77 : Blood flow is almost always turbulent when Reynold’s number is more than

1. 2000

2. 3000

3. 4000

4. 5000


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2. 3000

Question 78 : Respiratory burst in neutrophil is due to

1. NADH oxidase

2. Elastase

3. Myeloperoxidase

4. NADPH oxidase


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4. NADPH oxidase

Question 79 : Cholagogues are substances which cause

1. Increases biliary secretion from liver

2. Neutralizes acid chyme

3. Contraction of gall bladder

4. Helps in absorption of fat soluble vitamins


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3. Contraction of gall bladder

Question 80 : Bicarbonate in gastric mucosal barrier is secreted from

1. Chief cells

2. Oxyntic cells

3. Surface mucosal cells

4. Neck cells


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3. Surface mucosal cells


Question 81 : Mechanism by which digitalis increases myocardial contractility is by

1. Inhibiting sodium potassium pump

2. Activating protein kinase

3. Decreasing adrenaline levels in myocardium

4. Decreasing break down of Camp


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1. Inhibiting sodium potassium pump

Question 82 : Migrating motor complex is initiated by

1. Guanylin

2. Motilin

3. Peptide YY

4. Somatostain


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2. Motilin

Question 83 : Fluctuations in blood pressure synchronized with respiration are

1. Traube Hering Waves

2. Mayer waves

3. Slow waves

4. Gamma oscillations


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1. Traube Hering Waves

Question 84 : Example of a condition which cause distributive shock is

1. Hemorrhage

2. Burns

3. Anaphylaxis

4. Tension pneumothorax


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3. Anaphylaxis

Question 85 : Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is of no use in

1. Carbon monoxide poisoning

2. Gas gansrene

3. Diabetic leg ulcer

4. Congestive cardiac failure


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4. Congestive cardiac failure

Question 86 : During exercise, arterio venous oxygen difference

1. Increases

2. First decreases then increases

3. Decreases

4. Remains same


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1. Increases

Question 87 : The first urge to pass urine is felt as urinary bladder volume of

1. 100 ml

2. 150 ml

3. 250 ml

4. 300 ml


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2. 150 ml

Question 88 : All of the following are effects of prolonged stay in space EXCEPT

1. Decrease in red cell mass

2. Loss of bone mass

3. Increase in blood volume

4. Decrease in muscle strength


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3. Increase in blood volume

Question 89 : Which of the following diuretic acts on proximal tubule?

1. Spironolactone

2. Amiloride

3. Frusemide

4. Acetazolamide


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4. Acetazolamide

Question 90 : Which of the following increases extracellular potassium concentration?

1. Insulin

2. Aldosterone

3. Alkalosis

4. Severe exercise


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4. Severe exercise


Question 91 : Which of the following is NOT a component of Papez circuit?

1. Cingulate gyrus

2. Mammilary body

3. Posterior thalamic nucleus

4. Hippocampus


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3. Posterior thalamic nucleus

Question 92 : A mutation in KALIG1 gene is seen in

1. Kartagener’s syndrome

2. Kallmann syndrome

3. Klinfelter’s syndrome

4. Kluver Bucy syndrome


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2. Kallmann syndrome

Question 93 : The protein which connects Z line to M line and provides scaffolding for sarcomere is

1. Titin

2. Desmin

3. Actinin

4. Troponin


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1. Titin

Question 94 : The average arm to tongue circulation time is

1. 5 seconds

2. 10 seconds

3. 15 seconds

4. 20 second


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3. 15 seconds

Question 95 : Human Chorionic Gonadotropin acts on

1. LH receptor

2. FSH receptor

3. TSH receptor

4. ACTH receptor


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1. LH receptor

Question 96 : Effect of deafferentation of bladder is

1. Shrunken and hypertrophied wall

2. Spastic with hyperactive voiding reflex

3. Overfilled with dribbling

4. Distended, thin walled and hypotonic


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4. Distended, thin walled and hypotonic

Question 97 : The diluting segment of nephron is

1. Proximal convoluted tubule

2. Thick ascending limb of loop of Henle

3. Descending limb of loop of Henle

4. Medullary collecting duct


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2. Thick ascending limb of loop of Henle

Question 98 : Oral contraceptive pills act by

1. Inhibiting ovulation

2. Decreasing motility of sperms

3. Spermicidal action

4. Increasing motility of fallopian tubes


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1. Inhibiting ovulation

Question 99 : The Poiseuille Hagen formula calculates relation among the following EXCEPT

1. Flow in a narrow tube

2. pH of blood

3. Raidus of the tube

4. Viscosity of blood


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2. pH of blood

Question 100 : Gap junctions are made up of proteins called

1. Connexons

2. Caspases

3. Dyneins

4. Cadherins


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1. Connexons

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Question Paper Code : 19/2019/OL

Category Code :151/2018

Exam :Assistant Professor in Physiology NCA

Medium of Question :English

Date of Test :11-06-2019

Department :Medical Education

Alphacode :A

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