MPSC Food Safety Officer Food and Medicine Administration Gr-B-Exam Question Paper 2016

  1. State Bank of India (SBI) launched and inaugurated India’s first start-up focussed bank branch called as

(1) SBI Startup

(2) SBI in Cube

(3) SBI Progressive

(4) SBI Venture


  1. For the first time since 1950, a foreign army contingent marched down the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade on 26th January, 2016. To which country did this army troop belong?

(1) China

(2) France

(3) Germany

(4) Denmark


  1. Odisha Government announced a new scheme ‘Anwesha’. According to this scheme

(1) SC and ST women would be enrolled into various employment schemes of the State.

(2) SC and ST elderly people would be given pension.

(3) SC and ST children would annually be enrolled into Standard I in leading private schools in urban areas of the State.

(4) SC and ST youth would annually be enrolled into leading private companies in urban areas of the State.


  1. Consider the following statements regarding Shrikant Bahulkar :
  2. He is the recipient of the Bhasha Samman Award of Sahitya Akademi.
  3. He is the Honorary Secretary and Scholar at Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.
  4. He has made valuable contribution in the area of Dogri literature.


Which of the statements given above are correct?

(1) a and b

(2) b and c

(3) a and c

(4) a, band c


  1. Consider the following statements regarding Serena Williams :
  2. She is an American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 01 in women’s singles tennis. b. She became the world No. 01 for the first time on July 8, 2002.
  3. She has won four Olympic gold medals.
  4. In December 2015, she was named Sportperson of the Year by the Sports Illustrated magazine.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(1) a and b

(2) b and c

(3) c and d

(4) a, b, c and d








  1. Consider the following statements :
  2. Three Urban Development Schemes, viz., AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing far All (Urban) have been launched.
  3. AMRUT Scheme aims to develop civic infrastructure in 500 cities and towns having population of one lakh and above.
  4. Smart Cities Mission has an aim to build 100 smart cities; each selected city would get Central assistance off 100 crore per year for five years.


Which of the above statements is fare correct?

(1) Only a

(2) a and b

(3) a and c

(4) All the above


  1. Which one of the following statements about BRAHMOS is not correct?

(1) It is a short range supersonic cruise missile.

(2) It is a joint venture between India and France.

(3) It can be launched from ships, aircraft or land.

(4) It has a maximum range of 290 km.


  1. Recently, which of the following has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India?

(1) National Judicial Appointments Commission

(2) National Green Tribunal

(3) NIT1 Aayog

(4) Collegium System


  1. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(1) Vidya Devi Bhandari was elected as Nepal’s first woman President by the Parliament.

(2) 54-year-old Bhandari secured 327 votes against 214 votes of her rival Kul Bahadur Gumng.

(3) She was the President of CPN-UML (Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist).

(4) She succeeded incumbent Ram Baran Yadav who was elected as the countds first President in 2008.


  1. Consider the following statements :
  2. The United Nations reached an agreement on a new ‘Sustainable Development Agenda’.
  3. This agenda is for the next 25 years.
  4. The draft agreement outlines 17 goals with 169 specific targets.
  5. The agreement calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality and taking urgent action to combat climate change.

Which of the statements given above is fare false ?

  • A
  • B
  • C and d
  • None of the above


  1. A statement is given and a and b are assumptions related to it. Select the option that is true with respect to the given statements.

The king has decided to levy 3% tax on the amount payable for funding drought relief programmes.


  1. The king does not have sufficient money to fund drought relief programmes.
  2. The amount collected by way of surcharge may be adequate to fund these drought relief programmes.

(1) Only a implies

(2) Both a and b imply

(3) Only b implies

(4) Neither a nor b implies


  1. Which number does not belong to the group?

(a) 83

(b) 73

(c) 46

(d) 38


  • 46
  • 73
  • 83
  • 38


  1. Two trains running in opposite directions cross a man standing on the platform in 27 seconds and 17 seconds respectively and they cross each other in 23 seconds. The ratio of their speeds is
  • 3 : 2
  • 1 : 3
  • 3 : 4
  • 4 : 3


  1. Ani and Kuni decided to meet at a museum that is towards south of their housing society. Ani started at 12:OO noon at the speed of 60 kph. Kuni starts her journey after 15 minutes with the speed of 65 kph. Select the time at which they will meet.
  • 3 : 00 pm
  • 3 : 10 pm
  • 3 : 15 pm
  • 3 : 20 pm


  1. Which one of the following statements about ‘Secular State’ is not correct?

(1) The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on the ground of religion.

(2) The State shall endeavour to secure for all the citizens a Uniform Civil Code.

(3) All persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate any religion.

(4) All persons shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice.


  1. Which of the following is/are included in the Directive Principles of State Policy?
  2. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour.
  3. Prohibition of consumption except for medicinal purposes of intoxicating drinks and of other drugs which are injurious to health.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(1) a only

(2) b only

(3) Both a and b

(4) Neither a nor b


  1. The President of India is elected by an Electoral College consisting of

(1) Members of Parliament and State Legislature

(2) Elected members of Parliament and elected members of the State Legislative Assemblies

(3) Elected members of Lok Sabha and members of Rajya Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies

(4) None of the above


  1. GIs stands for_________.

(1) Geographical Information System

(2) Graphical Information System

(3) Graphic Investigation System

(4) Geographical Investigation System


  1. In IPv6, the________ field in the base header restricts the life time of a datagram.

(1) version

(2) next-header

(3) hop limit

(4) payload length


  1. “Punarjani”, one of the media lab Asia projects is a/an

(1) Ontology building and management tool

(2) Web portal for empowering the disabled

(3) Assessment tool for mentally retarded children

(4) None of the above


  1. XML stands for___________.

(1) Extensible Markup Language

(2) Extra Markup Language

(3) Extensible Markup Link

(4) Extra Markup Link


  1. According to IT Act, 2000, Clause 65, punishment for tampering with computer source documents under observation is.

(1) imprisonment up to 3 years, or a fine which may be extended up to 2 lakh rupees, or both. (2) Imprisonment up to 2 years, or a fine which may be extended up to 3 lakh rupees, or both. (3) imprisonment up to 1 year, or a fine which may be extended up to 2 lakh rupees, or both.

(4) imprisonment up to 2 years, or a fine which may be extended up to one lakh rupees, or both.


  1. What is not included in ‘Information’ under the RTI Act, 2005?

(1) Opinion

(2) Data Material

(3) File Noting

(4) Contracts


  1. Consider the following statements :
  2. State Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office for a term of 7 years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
  3. State Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office till he attains the age of 70 (seventy) years.


(1) Both a and b are correct

(2) Both a and b are wrong

(3) a is correct b is wrong

(4) b is correct a is wrong


  1. A complaint is liable to be received by the State/central Information Commission from a person
  2. who has been refused the information that was requested.
  3. who has not submitted an information request to PIO.
  4. who thinks that the fees charged are unreasonable.


Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(1) b only

(2) a and b only

(3) a and c only

(4) a, band c


  1. Where the Central or State Information Commission is of the opinion that the PI0 has given incorrect, incomplete or misleading information knowingly, then it shall impose a penalty the total amount of which shall not exceed


  • 30,000 (thirty thousand)
  • 50,000 ( fifty thousand)
  • 2,50,000 ( 2 lacs fifty thousand)
  • 25, 000 (twenty-five thousand)


  1. From amongst the following which statement(s) is/are correct about the Right to Information Act?
  2. This Act does not create any offence on the part of citizens.
  3. It rather created the willful failure on the part of the Public Information Officer a punishable offence.

(1) Only a

(2) Only b

(3) Both a and b

(4) Neither a nor b


  1. To whom does the State Human Rights Commission submit an annual report?

(1) Governor of the State

(2) President of India

(3) State Legislature

(4) State Government


  1. Which of the following is not a political Right?

(1) Right to vote

(2) Right to criticize the Government

(3) Right to own property

(4) Right to file petition


  1. Under the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955, the person can be pupished for enforcing social disabilities on the ground of untouchability with regard to
  2. access to any shop, public restaurant, hotel or place of entertainment.
  3. the practising of any profession or carrying on of any occupation, trade or business or employment in any job.
  4. the use or access to any private conveyance. d. the use of jewellery and finery.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct:

(1) Only a and b

(2) Only a, b and d

(3) Only a, b and c

(4) Only b


  1. According to the provisions of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, a child is a person who has not completed

(1) 16 years of age

(2) 18 years of age

(3) 14 years of age

(4) 21 years of age


  1. Which kind of property of certain persons can be ordered to be forfeited by special courts under S.C. and S.T. (Protection of Atrocities) Act, 1989?

(1) Any movable or immovable property belonging to that person.

(2) Any movable or immovable property or both belonging to the family of that person.

(3) Any movable or immovable property or both belonging to that person which has been used for the commission of that offence.

(4) Any movable property belonging to that person which has been used for the commission of that offence.


  1. The correct order of increasing stability of carbonium ion is

(1) tertiary > secondary > primary

(2) primary > secondary > tertiary

(3) secondary > tertiary > primary

(4) primary > tertiary > secondary


  1. Three flasks A, B and C respectively contain 0.1 M, 0.1 m and 0.1 N aqueous HC1 solutions, prepared at 40°C. Considering the density of water = 1 &rn3 at 4″C, which of the following statements is/are correct?


  1. Concentration of all three solutions is exactly the same.
  2. Concentration of HCL in flask A and flask C is exactly the same.
  3. Concentration of HCL in flask B is lesser than concentration of HCL in flasks A and C. d. No two flasks have HCl of exactly the same concentration.


(1) a only

(2) Both band c

(3) c only

(4) d only


  1. Arrange the following compounds in the increasing order of their UV absorption maxima :
  2. Ethylene
  3. Naphthalene
  4. Anthracene
  5. 1, 3-Butadiene

Choose the correct order.

  • a<b<c<d<c
  • a<d<c<b
  • c<d<a<b
  • d<c<b<a


  1. The most susceptible to oxidation in a protein molecule are the SH groups of which amino acid ?

(1) Cysteine

(2) Valine

(3) Threonine

(4) Glycine



  1. The most susceptible mineral lost during cooking of food on the basis of presence as free ions is

(1) Calcium

(2) Iron

(3) Potassium

(4) None of the above


  1. The most common adulterant used in coffee is

(1) Chicory

(2) Tamarind

(3) Date seed powder

(4) All of the above


  1. Parabens, as a group of microbial preservatives, are ineffective especially against one of the following microorganisms :

(1) Gram-negative bacteria

(2) Gram-positive bacteria

(3) Molds

(4) Yeasts


  1. Which of the prepackaging treatments is recommended for potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions and garlic prior to storage or marketing?

(1) Precooling

(2) Curing

(3) Waxing

(4) Degreening


  1. A food product process condition coined by contamination, mixing and processing under uncontrolled conditions, and rendering it unfit for consumption is referred as

(1) Fortification

(2) Adulteration

(3) Enrichment

(4) None of the above


  1. An article of food shall be deemed to be non-adulterated if

(1) any natural constituent is removed there from.

(2) any artificial colour is added thereto more than permissible limits.

(3) it contains any prohibited preservative.

(4) two or more articles of food (primary) are mixed together.


  1. Which of the following are not conjugated proteins ?

(1) Glycoproteins

(2) Scleroproteins

(3) Phosphoproteins

(4) Haemoglobins


  1. Among the biological hazards, which of the bacteria in food causes infection and not intoxication?

(1) Escherichia coli

(2) Clostridiurn botulinum

(3) Staphylococcus aureus

(4) Clostridiurn perfnngens


  1. Which one of the following acids is used to detect vanaspati adulteration in pure ghee ?

(1) Concentrated sulphuric acid

(2) Dilute sulphuric acid

(3) Concentrated hydrochloric acid

(4) Dilute hydrochloric acid


  1. Fruits and vegetables based soups and sauces are categorized as

(1) low acid foods

(2) medium acid foods

(3) acid foods

(4) high acid foods


  1. The difference in UHT pasteurized milk and extended shelf life treated pasteurized milk is of

(1) Temperature of heating

(2) Holding time

(3) Microbial filtration

(4) None of the above


  1. Which one of the following is not a physical hurdle used in preservation of foods ?

(1) Electromagnetic energy

(2) Modified atmospheric storage

(3) Ultrasonication

(4) Smoking


  1. The critical electric field strength in Pulsed Electric Field processing for cell wall rupture of E. coli should be

(1) 1-2kVlcm

(2) 10 – 14 kV1cm

(3) 15 – 20 kV/m

(4)  24 – 28 kV/cm


  1. In the risk analysis of food additives, the JECFA secretariat should normally give first priority to compounds

(1) that have been assigned a temporary AD1 or equivalent.

(2) food additives or groups of additives that have previously been evaluated and for which an AD1 or equivalent has been assigned.

(3) food additives that have not been previously evaluated.

(4) None of the above.


  1. India has been a member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) since the year
  • 1964
  • 1974
  • 1984
  • 1994