MPSC Assistant Commissioner [Food] and Designated Officer Food and Drugs administration Gr-A Question paper 2014

MPSC Assistant Commissioner [Food] and Designated Officer Food and Drugs administration Gr-A Question paper 2014

  1. Who was awarded the ‘International Environment Goldman Prize’ considered as ‘Green Nobel’ in April 2014 ?

(1) Ramesh Aggarwal

(2) Sundarlal Bahuguna

(3) Rajendra Singh

(4) Medha Patkar

  1. Which Pharmaceutical Company has taken over Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited?

(1) Glaxo

(2) Sun Pharma

(3) Pfizer

(4) Merck

  1. Which of the following IT companies has been awarded the international Ashden Award in 2014 for energy conservation?


(2) TCS

(3) Infosys

(4) Tech-Mahindra

  1. Consider the following statements:

(a) Brazil has won the World Cup the highest number of times, Five, till June 2014.

(b) It is the only team to have played in the final round in all the football World Cups, till June 2014

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(1) only (a)

(2) only (b)

(3) (a) and (b)

(4) None of these

  1. Match the pairs:

(A)                                                 (B)

(a) Padma Vibhushan (2013)    (i) Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

(b) Padma Bhushan (2013)       (ii) Prof. Yash Pal

(c) Padma Shri (2013)               (iii) Rahul Dravid

(d) Bharat Ratna (2009)            (iv) Dr. Sudarshan Agrawal

(a)     (b)      (c)        (d)

(1)     (i)      (ii)      (iii)       (iv)

(2)     (ii)    (iii)      (iv)         (i)

(3)     (iii)    (ii)      (iv)         (i)

(4)     (iv)    (iii)      (ii)         (i)

  1. _______has been appointed as a Brand Ambassador for awareness in women regarding Vyasan Mukti Programme (Addiction Free Programme).

(1) Sadhana Amte

(2) Rani Bang

(3) Sindhutai Sapkal

(4) Sonali Bendre

  1. Select the correct statement/ statements:

(a) Maharashtra has 5,983 km of railway route which is 9.2 percent of total railway route in the country.

(b) There are 3 international and 5 domestic airports in Maharashtra.

Answer Options:

(1) Statement (a) is correct; statement (b) is incorrect

(2) Statement (a) is incorrect, statement (b) is correct

(3) Both the statements (a) and (b) are correct

(4) Both the statements (a) and (b) are incorrect

  1. The fifth BRICS summit was hosted by_______ in _______.

(1) India, March 2012

(2) Brazil, March 2013

(3) South Africa, March 2013

(4) Indonesia, March 2012

  1. What was the name of the totally indigenous surface to air missile successfully test fired in May 2014?

(1) Agni

(2) Akash

(3) Astra

(4) Prithvi

  1. Election Commission of India appointed_______ and ________ as the National Icons to help promote voter participation in India.

(1) Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza

(2) Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar

(3) Mary Kom and Priyanka Chopra

(4) Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom

  1. In a symbolic language, if ‘POSSIBLE’ word is written as ‘SLVPLYOB’ then in the same symbolic language how will the word ‘FREEZE’ be written?





  1. If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight if it were one hour later. What time is it now?

(1) 18.30

(2) 20.00

(3) 21.00

(4) Data is insufficient

  1. Below are given three statements followed by four conclusions numbered (I), (II), (111) and (IV). Assume that all statements are true even though they appear to be absurd. Read all conclusions and then decide which of them logically follow from the given statements.

(a) All fish are birds

(b) All bacteria are birds

(c) Some birds are viruses

Conclusions :

(I) Some fish are bacteria

(II) Some bacteria are viruses

(III) Some viruses are fish

(IV) All viruses are birds.

Answer Options:

(1) None follows

(2) Only (I) follows

(3) Only (I) and (II) follow

(4) Only (II) and (IV) follow

  1. Consider the following statements:

(a) The Governor of a state is part of the state legislature; he addresses the legislature and can send messages to it.

(b) The legislative council cannot delay the non-money bill more than six months.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(1) Only (a)

(2) only (b)

(3) (a) and (b)

(4) None of the two

  1. ______ and ______ were elected from Mumbai province in the Constituent Assembly.

(a) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

(b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Pate1

(c) Mrs. Hansa Mehta

(d) Shama Prasad Mukherjee

Answer Options:

(1) Only (a), (b), (d)

(2) Only (a), (c), (d)

(3) Only (b), (c), (d)

(4) Only (a), (b), (c)

  1. Match the pairs (Directive Principles):

(A)                                             (B)

(a) Local Self Government       (i) Article 40

(b) Right to Work                     (ii) Article 41

(c) Uniform Civil Code             (iii) Article 44

(d) Prohibition of Slaughter of Cows      (iv) Article 48

(a)         (b)           (c)          (d)

(1)    (i)         (iii)           (iv)         (ii)

(2)    (iv)        (ii)           (iii)          (i)

(3)     (ii)         (i)            (iii)        (iv)

(4)     (i)         (ii)            (iii)        (iv)

  1. According to which Constitutional Amendment, it is binding on the President to act according to the advice of the Council. of Ministers ?

(1) 44th

(2) 52nd

(3) 42nd

(4) 24th

  1. In which of the following states, the Vidhan Parishad does not exist?

(1) Jammu and Kashmir

(2) Maharashtra

(3) Bihar

(4) Madhya Pradesh

  1. A host can get its IP address from its DHCP server by using________ as source address and_________ as the destination address.

(1) ;

(2) ;

(3) ;

(4) None of the above

  1. Data flow between two devices can occur in a_______ way.

(1) Simplex

(2) Half-duplex

(3) Full-duplex

(4) All of the above

  1. “Sahayika”, (one of the media lab asia projects) is_______.

(1) Ontology Building and management tool

(2) Web portal for empowering of disabled

(3) An assessment for mentally retarded children

(4) None of the above

  1. is a_______.

(1) limited broadcast address

(2) direct broadcast address

(3) multicast address

(4) loopback address

  1. Which one of the following is an error reporting protocol ?

(1) ARP

(2) TCP

(3) UDP

(4) ICMP

  1. IS 22000 is for :

(a) FSMS


(c) FSSC

(d) BRC

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. Can a corporation or association of persons apply for information under RTI ?

(1) No they cannot apply

(2) Yes they can apply

(3) Yes, as corporation and firms are treated as persons, they can apply

(4) No, corporation and firms are not treated as persons

  1. Consider the following statements with reference to water :

(a) According to WHO report, 3900 children die every day of water borne diseases.

(b) 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water.

(c) 1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoea1 diseases.

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

(1) (a) and (b)

(2) (b) and (c)

(3) (a) and (c)

(4) (a), (b) and (c)

  1. Which of the following is not an object of the Right to Information Act 2005 ?

(1) Curtail Corruption

(2) Promote transparency in the working of every public authority

(3) Keep all the citizens informed of everything

(4) Promote accountability in the working of every public authority

  1. Which of the following courts has authority to entertain an appeal against the order passed under Right to Information Act ?

(1) District Court

(2) High Court

(3) Sessions Court

(4) None of the above

  1. Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

(a) Human Rights are based on international consensus.

(b) They apply not only to countries that have recognized these rights in their legal institutions, but virtually to all the countries.

Answer Options:

(1) (a) only

(2) (b) only

(3) Both (a) and (b)

(4) Neither (a) nor (b)

  1. Which case out of the following is the landmark judgement to protect working women’s rights to human dignity against sexual harassment ?

(1) C.B. Muthamrna Vs Union of India

(2) Maneka Gandhi Vs Union of India

(3) Vishaka and others Vs State of Rajasthan

(4) Harla Vs State of Rajasthan

  1. Which court has jurisdiction to grant protection order and other orders under the protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 ?

(1) Sessions Court

(2) Judicial Magistrate of the First Class

(3) Judicial Magstrate of the Second Class

(4) None of the above

  1. Which of the following, women cannot claim protection under the provisions of protection of women from Domestic Violence Act presuming that they are staying with the abuser in the same house ?

(a) Adopted daughter

(b) Woman staying with him in live-in-relationship

(c) Wife of unlawful second marriage

(d) Mother

Answer options :

(1) (a) and (d)

(2) (b) only

(3) (b) and (c)

(4) All can claim

  1. Which day is observed as the foundation day of the National Human Rights Commission ?

(1) 10th October

(2) 11th October

(3) 12th October

(4) 13th October

  1. The wavelength range in nm of microwave radiation is :

(1) 105– 107

(2) 104-106

(3) 103-105

(4) None of these

  1. Out of the following, which is not the method of preparation of transuranic elements ?

(1) Heavy ion bombardment

(2) Ion-exchange

(3) Neutron bombardment

(4) High voltage nuclei

  1. When solid melts, there is :

(1) an increase in enthalpy

(2) no change in enthalpy

(3) a decrease in enthalpy

(4) decrease in internal energy

  1. Among the following, which is the least acidic ?

(1) Phenol

(2) o-cresol

(3) p-nitro phenol

(4) P-chlorophenol

  1. Which Molecule has greatest dipole moment ?

(1) HC1

(2) HF

(3) HI

(4) HBr

  1. Thermo gravimetric analysis is not concerned with :

(1) Time

(2) Temperature

(3) Weight

(4) Reagent of precipitation

  1. Which of the following is a thermosetting plastic ?

(1) Polyethylene

(2) Bakelite

(3) Polystyrene

(4) None of these

42._____ are present in onions.

(a) Cellulose

(b) Galactans

(c) Pectins

(d) Fructosans

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. The change in texture, colour and physical state which occurs when starch is heated in water is known as________.

(a) flavonoids

(b) coagulation

(c) gelatinisation

(d) keratinisation

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. Heat cramps are due to deficiency of__________.

(a) NaCl

(b) KMn04

(c) iron

(d) Ca : P

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. The Adult human body synthesises daily about______ mg cholesterol.

(1) 1000

(2) 2000

(3) 3000

(4) 500

  1. Dals adulterated with Kesari dal is identified by :

(a) Add alcoholic potash and water and boil for 15 min

(b) Iodine test

(c) Physical examination

(d) HC1 test

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. Food contaminants means :

(a) They are intentionally added to food for processing.

(b) Substances not intentionally added to food but are present due to processing/treatment/ packaging etc.

(c) Presence of harmful chemicals and micro organisms

(d) None of the above

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. Vitamin______ is necessary for blood coagulation.

(1) E

(2) B12

(3) B6

(4) K

49._______ is the reserve carbohydrate found in liver and muscle.

(1) Glucose

(2) Glycogen

(3) Starch

(4) Dextins

  1. The level of aflatoxin in staple foodstuff has been found to be positively correlated to incidence of :

(a) Lung cancer

(b) Stomach cancer

(c) Liver cancer

(d) Oral submucous fibrosis

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. The energy value of food can be expressed in terms of______

(a) KCal

(b) MJ

(c) kilo Joules

(d) All are correct

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. Food may contain naturally occurring toxic agents or toxic substances formed in cooking that, are more harmful than the small amounts of pesticides that linger in the food we eat. Can you identify the food that contains nitrosoamines formed by the reaction of nitrates and nitrites with amino acids ?

(1) Cooked preserved meats

(2) Bananas artificially ripened in an atmosphere of ethylene

(3) Mushrooms cooked in aluminium pots

(4) Cheese aged over 6 months

  1. Cold plasma is a :

(1) Solid state of matter

(2) Liquid state of matter

(3) Gaseous state of matter

(4) None of the above

  1. Fractional sterilization means :

(1) Radiation sterilization

(2) Incineration

(3) Membrane filtration

(4) Tyndallisation

  1. Which of the following is considered as a non-thermal process ?

(1) Sterilization

(2) Pulsed electric field

(3) Induction cooking

(4) Conduction

  1. CAP and MAP stand for :

(1) Controlled Automated Packaging and Modified Automated Packaging

(2) Controlled Aseptic Packaging and Modified Aseptic Packaging

(3) Controlled Atmosphere Packaging and Modified Atmosphere Packaging

(4) Controlled Aesthetic Packaging and Modified Aesthetic Packaging

  1. Codex Alimentarious Commission’s Secretariat is at :

(a) Rome

(b) Delhi

(c) Paris

(d) Burlin

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. India has been member of Codex Alimentarious Commission since_______

(a) 1954

(b) 1964

(c) 1966

(d) 1947

Answer Options :

(1) (a)

(2) (b)

(3) (c)

(4) (d)

  1. In codex Alimentarious there are______ co-ordinating committees.

(a) 2

(b) 4

(c) 6

(d) 8

Answer Options :

(1) (a) only

(2) (b) only

(3) (c) only

(4) (d) only

  1. In India NCCP (National Codex Contact Point) is with______.


(b) FDA Mah



Answer Options :

(1) (a) only

(2) (c) only

(3) (b) and (d)

(4) (d)

  1. Ad hoc inter governmental task force is codex committee for :

(a) Full term

(b) Fixed period

(c) Permanent

(d) None of the above

Answer Options :

(1) (a) only

(2) (b) and (c) only

(3) (b) only

(4) (d) only

  1. Nanotechnology and nanoscience involve the study of phenomena and materials and the manipulation of structures, devices and systems that exist at the nanoscale less than_______ nanometres (nm) in size.

(1) 150

(2) 200

(3) 100

(4) 300

  1. Which are the main safety concerns for Genetically modified foods ?

(1) Food Poisoning/Low yield and Outcrossing.

(2) Contamination/Gene transfer and colour change.

(3) Contamination/DNA transfer and colour change.

(4) Allergenicity/Gene transfer and Outcrossing.

  1. Foods for special dietary uses or functional foods or nutraceuticals or health supplements is defined in which section under FSS Act :

(1) Section 22

(2) Section 26

(3) Section 16

(4) Section 23

  1. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms :

(1) In which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.

(2) In which the genetic material (DNA) has been removed and does not occur naturally.

(3) In which the complete genetic material (DNA) has been replaced.

(4) None of the above.

  1. Organic food refers to crop or livestock that are grown on the farm without the application of :

(1) Synthetic fertilizers or pesticides

(2) Natural fertilizers or pesticides

(3) Harmful fertilizers or pesticides

(4) New fertilizers or pesticides

  1. Mustard seeds are adulterated generally with :

(1) Papaya seeds

(2) Poppy seeds

(3) Argemone seeds

(4) Onion seeds

  1. The dose of radiation measured in the SI unit is known as :

(1) Ray (13~)

(2) Gray (GY)

(3) Gram (Gm)

(4) Micro gram (Mg)

  1. Which country has allowed GM food legally ?

(1) India

(2) USA

(3) EU

(4) Dubai

  1. Japan is the only country which has formulated regulated system for functional food called as :

(1) Foods for Special Health Use (FOSHU)

(2) Fruits for Specified Health Use (FOSHU)

(3) Foods for Specified Health Use (FOSHU)

(4) None of the above

  1. The preservative that destroys thiamine is :

(1) Benzoic acid

(2) Sulphur dioxide

(3) Acetic acid

(4) Propionic acid

  1. Who will notify the Adjudicating Officer for the State ?

(1) The Central Government

(2) The State Government

(3) Food Safety Authority

(4) Legal Ministry

  1. During Sampling FSO will divide the food product in how many parts ?

(1) 4

(2) 5

(3) 3

(4) 2

  1. Which part of schedule 4 is applicable to Milk and Milk product industry ?

(1) Part I

(2) Part I11

(3) Part IV

(4) Part V

  1. What is sub-standard food ?

(1) An article of food shall be deemed to be sub-standard if it does not meet the specified

regulations but does not render the food unsafe.

(2) An article of food shall be deemed to be sub-standard if it does not meet the specified

standards but does not render the food unsafe.

(3) An article of food shall be deemed to be sub-standard if it meets the specified standards

but renders the food unsafe.

(4) An article of food shall be deemed to be sub-standard if it does meet the specified

standards but does not render adulteration.

  1. Who is food business operator ?

(1) Means any undertaking, whether for profit or not and whether public or private, carrying out any of the activities related to any stage of manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food

services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients.

(2) Means any undertaking who does the food business.

(3) Means any undertaking, for profit and whether public or private, carrying out any of the activities related to any stage of manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients.

(4) None of the above

  1. Which order is not repealed by FSSA ?

(1) Cold Storage Order 1980

(2) Fruit Products Order 1955

(3) Solvent Extracted Oil, De-oiled Meal and Edible Flour Control Order 1967

(4) Vegetable Products Control Order 1967 FPO

  1. Which agency is responsible for operation of Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act 1963 ?

(1) Codex

(2) The Export Inspection Council

(3) The Export Quality Inspection

(4) Export house

  1. Which BIS standard is compulsory for Packaged drinking water ?

(1) IS 14243

(2) IS 13543

(3) IS 14543

(4) IS 14534

  1. General Conference of Weights and Measures (CGPM) and the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) supports the following Act/Rules :

(1) FSSA


(3) Legal Metrology

(4) VOP

  1. Agmark certification is compulsory for the following food product :

(1) Milk

(2) Fruit juices

(3) Water

(4) Blended edible oil