HPSSSB Staff Nurse Practice Question

In this article, we bring to you the previous year’s HPSSC/HPSSSB Staff Nurse questions for your practice. Practicing well for these HPPSC questions will boost your confidence and help to point out the topics of utmost importance from the HPSSC/HPSSSB exam perspective.

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1. The denominator used to calculate the literacy rate of the Indian population is
a) Population aged 18 years or more
b) Population aged 7 years or more
c) School going population
d) Total mid-year population
Ans: B–Population Aged 7 Years And More :-here the denominator is the population aged seven years or more. crude literacy rate the total percentage of the people of an area at a particular time who can read and write with understanding, taking the total population of the area (including below seven years of age) as the denominator.
2. Which one of the following is NOT a socio-economic indicator?
a) Literacy rate
b) Housing
c) Family size
d) Life expectancy at birth
Ans: D–LIFE EXPECTANCY:-socio-economic indicators are: (1) Material living conditions; (2) Education and work; (3) Economic risks; (4) Health; (5) Social relations; (6) Participation and trust; (7) Safety; and (8) Environment.
3. Smallpox vaccine was invented by
a) Louis Pasteur
b) Paul Eugene
c) Edward Jenner
d) John Snow
Ans: C–EDWARD JENNER:-Small Fox Vaccine Used First Time By Edward Jenner
4. Scotch tape swab is used to identify
a) Tapeworm
b) Anquilostoma
c) Pinworm
d) Cryptosporidium
Ans: C–PINWORM :- A transparent adhesive (cellophane) tape test (sometimes called a "Scotch tape" test) refers to the collection and examination of a sample from the skin around the anus . This test is used to identify pinworms and pinworm eggs.
5. 3D’s (diarrhea, dementia, dermatitis) are the characteristic of which deficiency disorder?
a) Thiamine
b) Biotin
c) Niacin
d) Riboflavin
Ans: C–NIACIN:-Pellagra is a disease caused by low levels of niacin, also known as vitamin B-3. It's marked by dementia, diarrhea, and dermatitis, also known as “the three Ds”.
6. Which of the following antitubercular drugs causes red-orange discoloration of urine?
a) Isoniazid
b) Streptomycin
c) Ethambutol
d) Rifampicin
Ans: D–RIFAMPICIN:-This medication may cause urine, sweat, saliva, or tears to change color into red or orange colorsecretions.
7. Which of the following type of insulin is prescribed for a client with diabetic ketoacidosis?
a) Long-acting insulin
b) Lente insulin
c) Human Regular insulin
d) Human NPH insulin
Ans: C–REGULAR INSULIN :- The mainstay in the treatment of DKA involves the continuous intravenous (IV) infusion of regular insulin or the frequent subcutaneous (SC) injections of regular or rapid-acting insulin analogs.
8. Imipramine is an antidepressant of which group?
a) Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA)
b) Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
c) Moni Amine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI)
d) Non-selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibition
Ans: A–Tricyclic antidepressants:-Imipramine Is Tricyclic Antidepressant
9. Through which arteriole does blood exit the glomerular capsule?
a) Afferent
b) Efferent
c) Renal
d) Interlobular
Ans: B–Efferent :-Afferent arteriole is a branch of the renal artery that brings in blood to the glomerulus. Efferent arteriole is a branch of the renal artery that drains blood from glomerulus
10. Absence of bowel sounds and abdominal distention after abdominal surgery indicates
a) Hemorrhage
b) Intussusception
c) Paralytic ileus
d) Flatulence
Ans: C–Paralytic ileus:-Paralytic ileus is failure of appropriate forward movement of bowel movements .this condition may occur as a result of anaesthetic medications or of manipulation of the bowel during the surgical procedure
11. A patient with a diagnosis of End-Stage Disease (ESRD) is admitted to ICU. All of the following is the appropriate nursing diagnoses for this patient, except:
a) Fluid volume excess
b) Decreased RBC
c) Electrolyte imbalance
d) Impaired immune function
Ans: B–DECREASED RBC:-Main concern in End satge renal failure (ESRD) is fluid volume excess ,altered electrolyte imbalance and altered immune system.
12. Which of the following is an antifungal agent?
a) Amphotericin B
b) Adenocinearabinocide
c) Adriamycin
d) Amantidine
Ans: A–AMPHITORCIN B:- Amphotericin B injection can cause serious side effects. It should only be used to treat potentially life-threatening fungal infections.
13. Submucosal resection is the surgical correction of
a) Cleft palate
b) Deviated nasal septum
c) Aneurism
d) Glaucoma
Ans: B–Deviated Nasal Septum:- A submucosal resection is a surgical procedure that rectifies a nasal septum that has been deviated. This operation is performed to eliminate unnecessary tissue from the nose's filters, also called enlarged turbinates.
14. The volume of air inhaled with normal respiration is called
a) Vital capacity
b) Tidal volume
c) Inspiratory capacity
d) Lung capacity
Ans: B–TIDAL VOLUME:-amount of air inhaled during a normal breath is called tidal volume .normal tidal volume is 500 ml.
15. Endoxan is
a) Adriamycin
b) Methotrexate
c) Cyclophosphamide
d) Mustargen
Ans: C–CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE:- ENDOXAN belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic or cytotoxic medicines.
16. Stimulation of alpha adrenergic receptor produce
a) Vasodilation
b) Increased heart rate
c) Increased myocardial contraction
d) Vasoconstriction
Ans: D–VASOCONSTRICTION :-Alpha-adrenoceptor agonists (α-agonists) bind to α-receptors on vascular smooth muscle and induce smooth contraction and vasoconstriction, thus mimicking the effects of sympathetic adrenergic nerve activation to the blood vessels.
17. Deficiency of clotting factor IX leads to
a) Haemophilia
b) Thrombocytopenia
c) Christmas disease
d) Thalassemia
Ans: C–CHRISTMAS DISEASE:-Hemophilia B, also called factor IX (FIX) deficiency or Christmas disease, is a genetic disorder caused by missing or defective factor IX, a clotting protein.
18. Which of the following food contain first class protein?
a) Dal
b) Green leafy vegetables
c) Soyabeans
d) Cereals
Ans: C–SOYABEANS :- First-class protein: The proteins which contain all the eight essential amino acids are called first-class protein. Examples - Egg, fish, milk, meat & Soyabeans.
19. The biparietal diameter of foetal skull is
a) 9.5 cm
b) 8.2 cm
c) 10 cm
d) 11.5 cm
Ans: A–9.5 CM:- Biparietal Diameter Is Measuremnt Of Two Parietal Bone Diameters Of Featl Skull.
20. Which of the following is a probable sign of pregnancy?
a) Quickening
b) Palpable foetal parts
c) Palpable fetal movements
d) Blueing of vagina
Ans: D–BLUING OF VAGINA:- Chadwicks Sign : Violet Or Blueish Discolaration Of the Mucous Membranes Of The Vagina ,Vulva & It Is A Probable Sign.
21. Which of the following is definite indication of caesarean section?
a) Breech presentation
b) Diabetes mellitus
c) Moderate preeclampsia
d) Cephalo pelvic disproportion
Ans: D–CEPHALO PELVIC DISPROPOTION:-Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a condition where the baby's head or body is too large to fit through the mother's pelvis. So ceaserian is only method to deliver the baby.
22. A 47-year-old male is admitted with an acute myocardial infarction. He is cold and clammy and has severe sub-sternal chest pain with dyspnea. Which of the following interventions nurse will implement on a priority basis?
a) Administer adrenaline intra cardiac
b) Provide a light blanket
c) Place patient in semi-fowler position
d) Administer morphine by slow IV push
Ans: C–PLACE A PATIENT IN SEMIFOWELER POSITION:- In Dyspnea First Nursing Action Providing Comfortable Position i.e Semifowelers Position after position, O2 admisnteration, Vital Signs Checking and Informing The Physician.
23. Excessive thirst and frequent and urgent urination is the feature of
a) Kidney failure
b) Nephrotic syndrome
c) Hyperglycemia
d) Heart failure
Ans: C–HYPERGLYCEMIA :- The main symptoms of diabetes are described as the three polys - polyuria, polydipsia, and polyphagia.
24. Identify the reaction of a toddler towards hospitalization
a) Despair
b) Represession
c) Projection
d) Displacement
Ans: A–DESPAIR :- Toddler During Hospitalization Shows Withdrawn, Depressed, Uninterested In The Environment.
25. Which corneal layer is unable to regenerate?
a) Stroma
b) Bowman’s membrane
c) Dua’s layer
d) Descemets membrane
Ans: B–BOWMANS MEMBRANE:-Bowman's membrane lies just anterior to stroma and is not a true membrane. It is acellular condensate of the most anterior portion of the stroma. This smooth layer helps the cornea maintains its shape. When injured, this layer does not regenerate and may result in a scar.

26. The best position for examining the rectum is
a) Prone
b) Sims’
c) Knee-chest
d) Lithotomy
Ans: B–SIMS POSTION:- Sims' position, named after the gynaecologist J. Marion Sims, is usually used for rectal examination, treatments, enemas, and examining women for vaginal wall prolapse.
27. Developmental change that occurs across all stages of life is known as
a) Early stage approach
b) Life cycle approach
c) Maturity approach
d) Life experience approach
Ans: B–Life cycle approach :- developmental changes that occur across all the stages of life is called life cycle approach .

28. The X-ray finding in a patient with pleural effusion reveals that fluid starts to build up as a result of gravity in:
a) Costophrenic angle
b) Anterior angle
c) Lateral angle
d) None of these
Ans: A–With pleural effusion, fluid often builds up in the costophrenic angle (due to gravity). This can push the lung upwards, resulting in “blunting” of the costophrenic angle.
29. The basic difference between psychosis and neurosis is
a) Clinical features
b) Severity
c) Insight
d) Duration of illness
Ans: C–Insight: Insight is present in neurosis and it’s absent in psychosis.
30. The advantages of Bulletin board are all except
a) Effective for displaying textual and pictorial materials
b) Explain important events
c) Highlight important information to large groups
d) Serves as introduction to a particular topic
Ans: A–Effective for displaying textual & pictorial material is disadvantage of bulletin board.
31. Delusion is not present in
a) Mania
b) Delirium
c) Depression
d) Compulsive disorder
Ans: D–Compulsive disorder:- delusions commonly seen in depression, mania, schizophrenia & delirium not in compulsive disorder .
32. The most common drug used in the treatment of Mania is
a) BDZ
b) Lithium
c) Imipramine
d) Serenace
Ans: B–Lithium:- lithium is mood stabilizer drug. Lithium carbonate is best treatment for mania.
33. Behaviour analysis is based upon the principle of
a) Classical conditioning
b) Operant conditioning
c) Dream analysis
d) Cognitive behavior
Ans: B–OPERANT CONDITIONING:- Applied Behaviour Analysis Is The Extension Of Operant Conditioning Principles To Change The Behaviour Of Humans In Natural Setting.
34. Pain and tenderness in the region of symphysis pubis is indicative of
a) Pelvic fracture
b) Spinal fracture
c) Femur fracture
d) Rib fracture
Ans: A–Pelvic fracture :assessment of fracture steps are
 Pain or tenderness over the involved area
 Decrease or loss of muscular strength or function
 Obvious deformity of the affected area
 Crepitation ,erythema ,edema or bruising
 Muscle spasm and neurovascular impairment
35. The ratio of mixing bleaching powder and water for acting as a disinfectant is
a) 1:15
b) 1:20
c) 1:25
d) 1:30
Ans: D–If the Bleaching powder contains 30% or more chlorine, then 5 gm Bleaching powder is required for proper disinfection of 1000 lits of water
36. If the LMP of a woman is June 20, EDO as per Naegele’s rule will be
a) February2
b) March 10
c) March 27
d) October 14
Ans: C–March 27:-Nagele’s rule (subtract 3 months and add 7 days to the first day of the last menstrual period; then add 1 year appropriate) or add 7 days to the last menstrual period and count forward 9 months
37. Anterior fontanelle closes by the age of
a) 06 to 08 months
b) 12 to 18 months
c) 24 to 30 months
d) 30 to 36 months
Ans: B–12 TO 18 MONTHS:-Anterior fontanel soft, flat, diamond shaped which closes on 12 to 18 months of age where as posterior fontanel closes between 2-3 months of age.
38. Toilet training should be started for a baby at the age of
a) Infant
b) Toddler
c) Pre-school
d) School age
Ans: B–Toddler :- Many children show signs of being ready for toilet training between ages 18 and 24 months. However, others might not be ready until they're 3 years old.
39. Which of the following is a complication of Mumps?
a) Orchitis
b) Paralysis
c) Myocarditis
d) Herpes
Ans: A–ORCHITIS :-Common complications Mumps Are Swollen testicle. Pain and swelling of the testicle (orchitis) affects up to 1 in 3 males who get mumps after puberty
40. Which examination is done to confirm TB meningitis?
a) Sputum examination
b) CSF examination
c) Spinal tap
d) Lumbar puncture
Ans: B–CSF EXAMINATION :-Definitive Diagnosis Of Tuberculous Meningitis Can Be Made By Demonstration Of Mycobacteria In Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF), By Direct Staining Or Culture.
41. Which of the following is a treatment of choice for phimosis?
a) Circumcision
b) Excision
c) Penectomy
d) Removal of testes
Ans: A–CIRCUMSIION :-A congenital narrowing of the opening of the foreskin so that it cannot be retracted.so circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis.
42. The height of the uterus at the level of umbilicus during pregnancy is at
a) 28 weeks
b) 24 weeks
c) 18 weeks
d) 16 weeks
Ans: B–24 WEEKS:- At 20 to 24 weeks fundus is approximately at the location of umbilicus during the 2 nd and 3rd trimester ( weeks 18 to 30 ) fundal height in centimeters approximately equals fetal age in weeks +/- 2 cm
43. First stage of labour is upto
a) Rupture of membrane
b) 3/5th dilation of cervix
c) Full dilation of cervix
d) Crowning of head
Ans: C–FULL DILATION OF CERVIX:-1st stage of labour starts with cervix dilatation ends with complete dilation of cervix.
44. The commonest form of dementia is
a) Alzheimer’s disease
b) Parkinson’s disease
c) Vascular dementia
d) Mixed dementia
Ans: A–ALZHIEMRS DISEASE:- Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.
45. Hysteria is a
a) Mood disorder
b) Neurotic disorder
c) Psychotic disorder
d) Personality disorder
Ans: B–NEUROTIC DISORDER:- Neurosis is a mild mental disorder NOT arising from organic diseases – instead, it can occur from stress, depression or anxiety. hysteria may seen in stress.
46. Schiff’s reagent is specific for
a) Cytoplasm
b) DNA
c) Pectin
d) Suberin
Ans: B–DNA :- schiff's reagent is a very sensitive means of detecting aldehydes, and can be used in a method to demonstrate Deoxyribosenucleic Acid (DNA) specifically, in contrast to unstained Ribosenucleic Acid (RNA)
47. Robert Hooke discovered cell in which year?
a) 1665
b) 1725
c) 1545
d) 1595
Ans: A–1665:- Robert Hooke Discovered Cell In 1665.
48. Plant cells are distinguishable from animal cells in containing
a) Mitochondria
b) Ribosomes
c) Endoplasmic reticulum
d) Cell wall
Ans: D–CELL WALL:-Plant cells have a cell wall, as well as a cell membrane. In plants, the cell wall surrounds the cell membrane. This gives the plant cell its unique rectangular shape. Animal cells simply have a cell membrane, but no cell wall.
49. Haemoglobin is
a) Monomeric protein
b) Oligomeric protein
c) Chromoprotein
d) Both (b) & (c)
Ans: D–Haemoglobin is oligomeric protein and chromoprotein:-
 oligomeric proteins include the hemoglobins, allosteric enzymes responsible for the regulation of metabolism, contractile proteins such as actin and tubulin, and cell membrane proteins.
 a chromoprotein is a conjugated protein that contains a pigmented prosthetic group. a common example is haemoglobin, which contains a heme cofactor, which is the iron-containing molecule that makes oxygenated blood appear red.
50. Colchicine arrests mitosis at
a) Prophase
b) Metaphase
c) Anaphase
d) Interphase
Ans: B–METAPHASE :- The most striking effect of cold and of colchicine is the arrest of mitosis when the chromosomes have reached metaphase spiralization.

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