SSC FCI AG-III Mains Exam – Biological Science Paper (Part II)

SSC Food Corporation of India (FCI) Recruitment Exam 2012

Main exam for Assistant Grade – III Posts
Solved Paper of Biological Sciences held on 15 April 2012
PART-II [51-100] (correct answers are highighted in deep saffron color)
51. Nyctalopia is caused due to the defficiency of vitamin
    b) C

    c) D
    d) E
Nyctalopia also called Night blindness is caused by defficiency of vitamin A.
52. Gout is characterised by the accumulation of
    a) Urea

    b) Ammonia
    c) Uric acid
    d) Ornithine
Gout is a metabolic disease characterized by the accumulation of excessive uric acid in the blood.
53. Number of  pollar bodies produced after first meiotic division during oogensis is
    b) 2
    c) 3
    d) 4
54. Centrolecithal eggss are found in 
    a) Fishes

    b) Mammals
    c) Insects
    d) Reptiles
55. The Indian scientist who received the Nobel Prize for having synthesised ‘Polyribonuleotides’ is
    a) Marshall Warren Nirenberg

    b) Venktaraman Ramakrishanan
    c) Amrtya Sen
    d) Har Gobind Khorana
           The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968 was awarded jointly to Robert W. Holley (USA), 
           Har Gobind Khorana  (India) and Marshall W. Nirenberg (USA) “for their interpretation of the genetic code
           and its function in protein synthesis”.
56. Baldness in man is an example  for _____________ genes.
    a) Sex-influenced 

    b) Sex – limited
    c) X – Linked
    d) Z – Linked
57. Polymorphism may be developed by ___________ selection.
    a) Natural

    b) Directional
    c) Stablizing

    d) Disruptive
58. Assertion (A) : Sodium ions move slower than glucose molecule across the plasma memberane.
     Reason (R)    : Plasma membrane contains protien.
Both A nd R are true but R is not the correct reason for A
    b) Both A and R true, and R is the correct reason for A
    c) A is true, but R is false
    d) A is false, but R is true
59. The niche of a population is the 
    a) place where it lives

    b) geographical area it covers
    c) set of conditions and resources it uses
    d) set of interactions it has with other populations
60. The science of improving the hereditary qyualities of human species of future generation is called
     a) Genetics
     b) Euthenics
     c) Epigenesis

     d) Eugenics
61. The defficiency of _______________ vitamin causes beri-beri.
     a) Riboflavin
     b) Niacin
     c) Pantothenic acid

     d) Thiamine
62. The synthesis of prothrombin by the liver cells is stimulated by
     a) Vitamin A

     b) Vitamin K
     c) Vitamin E

     d) Vitamin D
63. Which one of the following minerals is essential for blood coagulation?
     b) Phosphorus
     c) Magnesium

     d) Sodium
64. Limulus is an example of a living fossil that belongs to
     a) Onychophora

     b) Arachnida
     d) Ratitae
65. First recombinant vaccine is availalble for 
     a) HIV

     b) Small pox
     c) Hepatitis B
66. Polio is spread through
     a) Mosquito
     b) Water contamination

     c) Air contamination
     d) Direct contact
Polio is air-borne, spread through the respiratory system.
67. Which of the following is not correct about the size of the organisms?
     a) Viruses
0.07 0.10 m 
     b) Amoeba
8.00 15.0 m 
Bacteria 0.5 2.50 m 
     d) Euglena 100 m – 200 m
Bacteria : 0.20 2.50 m
68. Acetylcholine is secreted by 
     a) Endothelial cells

     b) Nerve cells
     c) Brunner’s gland
     d) Pancreatic exocerine cells
69. The term chromosome was coined by
     a) W. Flemming

     b) W. Waldeyer
     c) Richard Altman
     d) Seymour Bezer
70. In which stage does the reduction in chromosome number take place during meiosis?
     a) Prophase – I
Anaphase – I
     c) Metaphase – I
     d) Metaphase – II
71. A cross between an F1 hybrid and any one of the parentsw from which it is derived is
     a) Monohybrid cross
     b) Dihybrid cross
     c) Back cross

     d) Test cross
72. a – Thalassaemia major is 
     a) inability to synthesize adult haemoglobin

     b) premature red blood cell destruction
     c) haemoglobin and shortening of red blood cell life span
     d) no functional and separate delta and b – globin chain genes
73. Crossing  over brings
     a) cytoplasmic reorganization

     b) recombination of genes
     c) complete linkage
     d) no significant change
74. Somatic hybrids are produced by
protoplasmic fusion
     b) tissue culture
     c) pollen culture
     d) hybridoma process
75. ____________ enzyme catalyses the removal of hydrogen from one substrate and passes
     it on to a second substrate.
     a) Oxidase
     c) Oxygenase
     d) Hydrolases
76.Wilson’s disease is due to the defficiency of
     a) Cobalt

     b) Iodine
     c) Copper
     d) Fluorine
77. Daily requirement of vitamin B1 is ________ mg.
1-5 to 2.0
     b) 0.5 to 1.0
     c) 3 to 5

     d) 1 to 2
8. These enzymes exist in two or more forms which have the same function, but they differ
     physically and chemically
     a) Apoenzymes
     b) Multienzymes
     c) Exoenzymes
79. Choose the wrong pair.
     a) Flame cells
Nephridium Amphioxus
     c) Malpighian tubules Insects
     d) Green glands Crustacea
80. Egg with miniral yolk evenly distributed is called as
     b) Telolecithal
     c) Alecithal
     d) Centrolecithal
81. Hydrochloric acid in the stomach is secreted by
     a) Argentaffin cells
     b) Peptic cells

     c) Mucous neck cells
     d) Oxyntic cells
         Parietal cells (also called oxyntic cells) are the stomach epithelium cells which secrete gastric acid (hydrochloric acid).
82. Enzyme sucrose converts sucrose into
Glucose + Fructose
     b) Glucose + Glucose
     c) Glucose + Galactose
     d) Glucose + Maltose
83. If the centromere divides the chromosome into two qnequal arms, it is termed as
     a) Telocentric 

     b) Acrocentric
     d) Metacentric
84. __________ is an autoimmune disease.
     a) Glomerulonephritis

     b) Meningitis
Rheumatoid arthritis
     d) Hepatitis
85. Development of gut is called as
     a) Neurogenesis
     b) Notogenesis
     c) Mesogenesis

     d) Enterogenesis
86. The process by which cells gradually specialize to undergo changes in the shape and function
      is known as _____________ differentiation.
     a) Norhologicl
     b) Physiological
     c) Chemical

     d) Cytological
87. Which of the following statements is not correct about test tube baby?
     a) This method provides baby to infertil couple
     b) People who produce fertile egg but their health may not permit to bear children

     c) It provides opportunity to get babies of desired sex
The rate of success is high
88. Which one of the following is not a characteristic feature of cancer?
     a) A tumour arises from an existing tissue or cells of the body 

    b) They have greater potentiality for growth and multiplication
They carry out the functions of normal adult cells
     d) They have large and irregular nuclei
89. Carcinoma means
     a) a tumour arising from any connective tissues
     b) a tumour arising from any fibrous tissues

     c) a tumour arising from epithelial cells
     d) tumours of bone
90. First land vertebrates – amphibians developed during _______________ period.
     a) Devonian

     b) Cambrain
     d) Silurian
91. Which of the following is not an arthopod character exhibited by Peripatus?
Clawed and pseudo segmented walking legs
     b) Presence of thick cuticle
     c) Presence of trachea as respiratory organ

     d) Presence of antennae
92. Select the correct sequence of evolution with reference to elephant.
     a) Meritherium – Stegodon – Mammoth – Palaemastodon – Elephas – Loxodonta

     b) Meritherium – Mammoth – Palaemastodon – Stegodon – Elephas – Loxodonta
Meritherium – Palaemastodon – Stegodon – Mammoth – Elephas – Loxodonta
     d) Meritherium – Palaemastodon – Elephas – Stegodon – Mammoth – Loxodonta
93. Assertion (A)  : Dark-skinned people and blacks are more prone to UV exposures.
     Reason (R)     : Efficiency of UV rays are as carcinogen depends on melanin pigmentation.
     a) A is correct, but R is wrong

     b) A is wrong, but R is correct
Both A and R are correct, and R is the explanation of A
     d. Both A and R are correct, and R is not the explanation of A

           UV light penetrates the skin for a few millimetres only so that its effect is limited to epidermis. The efficiency of 
           UV light as carcinogen depends upon the extent of light-absorbing protective melanin pigmentation of the skin.

94. Which of these is a non-esential amino acid?
     a) Valine
     c) Lycine
     d) Tryptophan
95. Supperssion of gene of one locus by a gene in other locus is called
     b) Pleiotrophy
     c) Co-dominance

     d) Incomplete dominance

96. Mobile segments of DNA that can disrupt the function of the gene that they are insert into and
     cause are known as 
     a) Meiosis

     b) Transposons
     c) Mutagens
     d) Missence
97. The type of interaction between two species where protozen Trichonympha lives in the gut 
     of termites for cellulose digestion is reffered to as
     b) Mutualism
     c) Neutralism
     d) Parasitism
98. Centres for regulation of heart beat are situated in the brain at
     a) Cerebral hrmispheres
Medulla oblongata
     c  Cerebellum
     d) Pons Varolii
99. A  : Insulin increases conversion of glucose into glycogen
     B  : Insulin increases the oxidation of glucose
     C  : Insulin reduces blood sugar level
     a) A and B only are correct

     b) A and C only are correct
     c) A, B and C all are correct and Aand B are not the reason for C

     d) A, B and C all are correct and Aand B are the correct reason for C

         Insulin decreases blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar level rises, the Islets of Langerhans, a special group
         of cells in the pancreas secrete MORE insulin. Insulin increases glucose utilization by making cells more permeable
         to glucose, and blood sugar levels are returned to a normal range. Insulin promotes not only the entry of glucose
         into the cells, but also facilitates its oxidation within the cells.
100. Which of these is secreted by corpus luteum in a pregnant woman?
     a) Progesterone

     b) Estrogen
     c) Androgen
     d) Relaxin
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13 Responses to SSC FCI AG-III Mains Exam – Biological Science Paper (Part II)

  1. de says:

    i didnot find these questions(part ii 51-100questions) in my FCI biological sciences question paper?? were there many sets of question paper issued to candidates? plzzzzzz do reply ….i am confused…

    • anita says:

      this is biological science paper.what paper are you talking about?

    • nidhi says:

      hey plz anyone tell me the syllabus of this paper/????????

  2. manu says:

    hindi me fci g3 ke solve paper deepo,tecnical,genral post

  3. SOPHIA says:

    I studied that cross of f1 hybrid with any one of the parent is a back cross and with a recessive parent only the test cross …….. pl clear it

  4. priyanka says:

    thanks a lot….keep it up.

  5. sowmya says:

    ya back cross is crossing f1 hybrid with either parents. test cross is crossing f1 hybrid with recessive homozygote parent…!!!! jus change the option

    • neha says:

      does any have the paper of 2012 paper plz send me on

  6. nikki says:

    plz suggest me books for technical paper of fci

  7. nageena says:

    iam from engineering i received admit caerd to attend for confised about attending the test plss suggest

  8. Khan says:

    It’s fake paper… These questions was not present in biological science paper held on april 2012

  9. meseret molla says:

    Question 97.the answer must be.B mutualism

  10. Anshul says:

    Answer 100 is wrong …corpus luteum secretes progesterone not estrogen during pregnancy

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