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NTA NET Population Studies December 2019 Questions and Answers Part 1

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Q1. Which one of the following group of scholars is arranged in correct order by the year of their proposed fertility theories?

a) Caldwell, Leibenstein, Kingsley Davis, Becker

b) Leibenstein, Becker, Kingsley Davis, Caldwell

c) Becker, Caldwell, Kingsley Davis, Leibenstein

d) Kingsley Davis, Becker, Caldwell, Leibenstein

Q2. When age specific death rate by person in the age group of 10 - 15 is 0.0105, the correct answer from the below may be chosen by calculating probability of death in the age group of 10 - 15, i.e.. using conventional method of life table –

a) 0.03

b) 0.04

c) 0.05

d) 0.06

Q3. Which of the following ministry is responsible for population registration in India –

a) Ministry of Statistics and programme Implementation

b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

c) Ministry of Women and Child Development

d) Ministry of Home Affairs

Q4. Which one of the following is the correct sequence to write a research report –

a) Objects, statement of the problem, data base, methodology, report writing

b) Data base, methodology, Objects, statement of the problem, report writing

c) Statement of the problem, Objects, data base, methodology, report writing

d) Objects, statement of the problem, methodology, data base, report writing

Q5. In Hajnal՚s method to calculate Singulate mean age at marriage (SMAM) , which of the following assumption is not true?

a) No change in marriage pattern

b) No mortality differential by marital status

c) No change in age structure

d) No migration differential by marital status

Q6. If P0 and P4 are the size of population ages 0 and 4 respectively, then person-years lived between age 0 and 4 will be

a) Same as average population of ages 0 and 4

b) Larger than the average population of ages 0 and 4

c) Smaller than the average population of ages 0 and 4

d) Nothing can be said about its relationship with average of age 0 and 4

Q7. Which of the following combination of data sets shown below is needed to compute Net Reproduction Rate?

i) Age distribution of female population

ii) Number of births by age of women

iii) Sex ratio at birth

iv) Number of total female births

Choose the correct option:

1) (i) , (ii) , (iii)

2) (i) , (ii) , (iv)

3) (i) , (iii) , (iv)

4) Net Reproduction Rate cannot be computed based on given information

Q8. Which one is not true about entitlement of pregnant women under the ‘Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) ’ scheme?

a) Free and cashless delivery

b) Free diet during stay at health institution

c) Free transport for sick new-borne till 30 days after birth

d) Free ultrasound and other investigations at private empaneled hospital

Q9. Match the following fertility indices given by Coale (1961) with their definitions –

Match the Following Fertility Indices Given by Coale (1961) with Their Definitions
List- IList - II
I. a) The Index of non-marital fertility
II. b) The Index of marital fertility
III. c) Index of proportion married
IV. d) The index of overall fertility

1) i-d, ii-c, iii-a, iv-b

2) i-a, ii-d, iii-c, iv-b

3) i-b, ii-a, iii-c, iv-d

4) i-b, ii-d, iii-c, iv-a

Q10. Match the nutritional deficiency signs given in list I with their explanation given in list II

Match the Nutritional Deficiency Signs Given in List I with Their Explanation Given in List II
List- IList - II
I. Night blindnessa) Energy deficiency among infants
II. Ricketsb) Deficiency of Vitamin A
III. Marasmusc) Deficiency of Vitamin D
IV. Anemiad) Deficiency of Iron

1) i-d, ii-c, iii-a, iv-b

2) i-a, ii-d, iii-c, iv- b

3) i-b, ii- a, iii-c, iv-d

4) i-b, ii-c, iii-a, iv-d

Q11. Which one of the following is not “non-sampling” error?

a) Faulty definitions and concepts used in preparing frame and designing questionnaires

b) Faulty data collection due to inadequate training to enumerator

c) Errors caused by taking only a sub-sample of the population

d) Outdated sampling frame

Q12. Population stabilization in India means –

a) Population growth rate of zero

b) Achievement of NRR = 1

c) Achievement of TFR of 2.1

d) Achievement of Birth rate of 21.0

Q13. By which year, the agenda for sustainable development aims to empower women in the economy and closing gender gap?

a) 2026

b) 2028

c) 2030

d) 2032

Q14. Which of the following term is used to refer to or more towns contiguous to each other along with their outgrowths that may include villages?

a) Urban agglomeration

b) Periurban areas

c) Megalopolitan areas

d) Conurbation

Q15. What is case-control study?

a) It aims to know how and who the people are affected with this problem under study

b) It aims to prospectively study causes of problem in a group of people

c) It compares to similar groups with and without the problem and studies the factors affecting the problem

d) Its studies effect of certain interventions in two similar groups of people


Match the List I with List II
i. Change in name from Family Planning to Family Welfare Programmea) 2005
ii. Implementation of National Rural Heath Missionb) 2000
iii. Target free approach in Health and Family welfare Programmec) 1977
iv. Introduction of National Population Policyd) 1996

1) i-c, ii-a, iii- b, iv-d

2) i-b, ii-c, iii-a, iv-d

3) i-b, ii-a, iii-c, iv-d

4) i-c, ii-a, iii-d, iv-b

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