Pre-Interview Written test for the post of Staff Nurse (BPS-16)- SPSC-2019

Sindh public service commission (SPSC)
Pre-Interview Written test for the post of Staff Nurse (BPS-16)
Question Paper: 24th August,2019

1. Synonym of “Absolute”.
(A) Half
(B) Small
(C) Complete
(D) Divide
2. The pacemaker of the heart is termed as:
(A) Atrioventricular node
(B) Sinoatrial node
(C) Left and right bundle branches
(D) Purkinje fibers
3. Which plasmodium cases “malignant malaria”?
(A) P. Vivax
(B) P. Falciparum
(C) P. Ovale
(D) P. Malaria
4. Inflammation of the tongue is termed as:
(A) Glossitis
(B) Gingivitis
(C) Stomatitis
(D) Parotitis
5. Choose the correct option: Ahmed is more responsible________ any _______________boy in his class.
(A) Then, some
(B) Then, some
(C) Than, other
(D) None of these
6. A healthy person can donate blood in a:
(A) Six or seven
(B) Five or six
(C) Three or four
(D) Two of three
7. Where does fertilization of an ovum by sperm usually take place?
(A) In the fallopian tube
(B) In the vagina
(C) In the uterus
(D) In the ovary
8. The world’s tallest mountain peak is in:
(A) China
(B) Pakistan
(C) Nepal
(D) India
9. Hypokalemia is the condition if serum __________ level is less than normal
(A) Potassium
(B) Sodium
(C) Calcium
(D) Chlorine
10. Which of the following colored container must be used for discarding human anatomical waste in hospital?
(A) Yellow
(B) Red
(C) Blue
(D) Black

11. From among the underlined words below find the error, if any: Had (A) he been (B) there, he would(C) grappled (D) with the situation.
12. When helping a client who is recovering from a stroke to walk, the nurse should assist:
(A) On the client’s strong side
(B) On the client’s weak side
(C) From behind the client
(D) With the wheelchair
13. The Suez Canal is in:
(A) Panama
(B) Egypt
(C) Sweden
(D) Switzerland
14. Which temperature is considered most accurate?
(A) Oral
(B) Axillary
(C) Groin
(D) Rectal
15. Hygiene is a word derived from?
(A) Latin
(B) English
(C) Greek
(D) French

16. One teaspoon contains:
(A) 2 ml
(B) 5 ml
(C) 10 ml
(D) 15 ml
17. The nerve, which carries messages from the brain and spinal cord to muscles and glands is:
(A) Motor nerve
(B) Sensory nerve
(C) Mixed nerve
(D) Autonomic nerve
18. Which type of precautions should be nurse implement for the client diagnosed with septic meningitis?
(A) Standard precaution
(B) Airborne precaution
(C) Contact precaution
(D) Droplet precaution
19. Most important aspect of hand washing is:
(A) Time
(B) Type of soap
(C) Surface tension
(D) Friction
20. Which of the following diseases is inheritable?
(A) Leukaemia
(B) Colour blindness
(C) Malignancy
(D) Hepatitis
21. Precautions used when caring for a rubella patient is:
(A) Droplet
(B) Contact
(C) Universal
(D) Hand washing
22. It is appropriate for a nurse to share the information regarding a client’s status with:
(A) Any one the nurse sees fit
(B) The client’s family members
(C) The client’s roommate
(D) The staff on the next shift
23. A method of making the victim to breath passively is:
(A) Artificial respiration
(B) Spontaneous respiration
(C) Deep breathing
(D) Kusmal breathing
24. Deficiency of __________________ in blood causes simple goiter.
(A) Sodium
(B) Iron
(C) Iodine
(D) Calcium
25. The nurse is preparing to take vital sign in an alert client admitted to the hospital with dehydration secondary to vomiting and diarrhea. What is the best method used to assess the client’s temperature?
(A) Oral
(B) Axillary
(C) Rectal
(D) Heat sensitive tape

26. The photoreceptors in eye are present in the:
(A) Iris
(B) Retina
(C) Sclera
(D) Cornea
27. Tendon connects:
(A) Cartilage with muscles
(B) Bone with muscles
(C) Ligament with muscles
(D) Bone with bone
28. The prescription orders are 0.125 mg digoxin orally. Tablets containing 0.25 mg is available. How many tablets will you administer?
(A) 1 tablet
(B) 1/2 Tablet
(C) 2 Tablets
(D) ¼ tablet
29. Which of the following is intravascular fluid?
(A) Lymph
(B) Pleural fluid
(C) Plasma
(D) Synovial fluid
30. The highest concentration of HIV virus is found in?
(A) Saliva
(C) Blood
(D) Semen
31. Antonym of “Barren”:
(A) Radiant
(B) Besiege
(C) Fertile
(D) Full
32. To best communicate with a client who is totally deaf, the nurse should:
(A) Smile frequently and speak loudly
(B) Smile often and talk rapidly
(C) Avoid eye contact
(D) Write out information
33. The capital of Canada is:
(A) Toronto
(B) Ottawa
(C) Ontario
(D) Montreal
34. Information given by the sufferer about his illness is termed as:
(A) Sign
(B) Symptoms
(C) Observation
(D) Diagnosis
35. Which of the following has lowest pH?
(A) Gastric juice
(B) Hepatic bile
(C) Pancreatic juice
(D) Diagnosis

36. When a client has left-sided weakness, what part of a sweater is put on first?
(A) Both sleeves
(B) Left sleeves
(C) Client’s choice
(D) Right sleeve
37. Choose the correct option: “Zulfiqar _____________ this house last year”.
(A) Sells
(B) Sell
(C) Sold
(D) Is selling
38. Best method of disinfection of hospital waste is:
(A) Fumigation
(B) Incineration
(C) Sunlight
(D) Burying
39. The last sense a dying client will lose is:
(A) Smell
(B) Hearing
(C) Taste
(D) Sight
40. A thousand ml. of Normal Saline is to be infused in 8 hours. What should be the rate of flow pert minute?
(A) 20 drops
(B) 30 drops
(C) 40 drops
(D) 50 drops
41. Route of transmission of Hepatitis B is:
(A) Oral
(B) Potential
(C) Faeco oral
(D) Contaminated water
42. Where is erythropoietin hormone synthesized?
(A) Spleen
(B) Liver
(C) Kidney
(D) Thyroid
43. A client needs to be repositioned but is heavy and the nurse is not sure she can move the client alone. The nurse should:
(A) Try to move the client alone
(B) Have the family do it
(C) Ask another nurse to help
(D) Go on to another task
44. Where is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Jahangir?
(A) Multan
(B) Karachi
(C) Peshawar
(D) Lahore
45. Mode of transmission of Hepatitis E is?
(A) Water borne
(B) Blood borne
(C) Air borne
(D) Trans placental

46. The international court of Justice is located in:
(A) New York
(B) London
(C) Geneva
(D) The Hague
47. BCG (Bacillus Calmatte Guerine) vaccination is injected to get immunity from:
(A) Polio
(B) Cholera
(C) Small pox
(D) Tuberculosis
48. Cortisone is ___________.
(A) Protein
(B) Steroid
(C) Carbohydrate
(D) Nucleic acid
49. Hearing receptor cells are located in ______________.
(A) Ossecles
(B) Organ of corti
(C) Oval windows
(D) Eardrum
50. Which of the following is a first-line drug used for pain management?
(A) Acetaminophen
(B) Clonidine
(C) Morphine
(D) Ketamine


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