1. Which among the following indicator is not used while computing Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI)?

(A) Infant mortality
(B) Life Expectancy (at age one)
(C) Basic literacy
(D) Per Capita Income

2. National Health Policy was adopted in India in which of the following years?

(A) 1963
(B) 1973
(C) 1983
(D) 1993

3. When was the National Forest Policy formulated for the first time in the independent India?

(A) 1952
(B) 1961
(C) 1971
(D) 2002

4. According to Harris and Tadaro creating urban jobs by expanding industrial output:

(A) is insufficient for solving the urban unemployment problem.
(B) Will generate capital-intensive technologies.
(C) Will generate more Government revenue through urban wages
(D) Induce Government to increase wages

5. Lx column of life table refers to one of the following:

(A) Probability of death
(B) Number of persons living at exact age ‘x’
(C) Number of person years lived
(D) Total life time after age x

6. Which among the following estimates is not provided by the Dual Reporting System?

(A) Birth and Death Rates
(B) Infant Mortality Rate
(C) Couple Protection Rate
(D) Cause of death

7. Among the following categories providing information on the population which one is not provided by Population Census?

(A) Demographic characteristics
(B) Social-cultural characteristics
(C) Economic characteristics
(D) Characteristics related to health of the population

8. Assertion (A): The population of India has crossed the figure of more than a billion.

Reason (R): It is mainly because a large proportion of the country’s populations constitute eligible couples who are fertile.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

9. Which one among the following is not matched correctly?

(A) Life table: Age Specific Death Rates
(B) Usage of Contraception: Couple Protection Rate
(C) Crude Death Rate: Child Women Ratio
(D) Age Specific Fertility Rate: Total Fertility Rate

10. Arrange the following in ascending order of formation:

(i) City
(ii) Metropolis
(iii) Conurbation
(iv) Urban Agglomeration


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

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