1. Which source of data is used for the study of population?

(a) Population Census
(b) Registration of vital events
(c) Sample surveys


(A) a, b, c
(B) only a
(C) Only (a) and (c)
(D) Only (b) and (c)

2. Arrange four events related to family welfare programme according to time period, earlier to more recent ones:

(i) International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)
(ii) Reproductive and Child Health (RCH)
(iii) Child Survival and Safe Motherhood (CSSM)
(iv) National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)


(A) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(B) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(C) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(D) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

3. Given the population size of two points in time, one can compute the rate of population change by the following indicators:

I. Arithmetic rate of population growth
II. Geometric rate of population growth
III. Exponential rate of population growth

Code the combination which describes their actual order, from large to small:


(A) I, II, III
(B) III, II, I
(C) II, III, I
(D) I, III, II

4. Full child immunizations cover the following immunizations. Code the correct combination.

(A) BCG + Polio + DPT + Measles
(B) BCG + 3 Polio + At least one DPT + Measles
(C) BCG + At least one Polio + At least one DPT + Measles
(D) BCG + 3 Polio + 3 DPT + Measles

5. Which of the following policies address the youth?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA)
(B) Kishori Swasthya Yojna
(C) Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
(D) Mahila Samakhya

6. Replacement level fertility is measured by which of following indicators of fertility?


7. Match List – I with List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Index of overall fertility
i. Σh1U1 / ΣF1U1
b. Index of marital fertility
ii. ΣF1m1 / ΣF1W1
c. Index of fertility of non-married women
iii. Σf1W1 / ΣF1W1
d. Index of the proportion of married women
iv. Σg1m1 / ΣF1m1


       a b c d
(A) ii i iv iii
(B) i ii iii iv
(C) iv iii ii i
(D) iii iv i ii

8. The Sample Registration System (SRS) has been providing reliable estimates of which among the following?

(A) Fertility only
(B) Mortality only
(C) Both Fertility and Mortality
(D) None among the above

9. Which one of the following is not a component of direct anti-natalist policy?

(A) Provision of Contraceptive Services
(B) Incentives for adoption of Family Planning
(C) Liberalization of Abortion Laws
(D) Raising age of Marriage

10. Who proposed Threshold Hypothesis in Fertility?

(A) Becker
(B) Dumont
(C) United Nations Organisation
(D) Caldwell

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