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41. According to 2011 census, proportion of (0 - 6) population is lowest in which of the following states?

(1) Gujarat

(2) Tamil Nadu

(3) Andhra Pradesh

(4) Punjab

42. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were replaced by sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2016 including some of the new areas of concerns given below:

(a) Climate change

(b) Economic inequality

(c) Sustainable consumption

(d) Eradicating extreme poverty

Find out the correct combination using codes given below:

(1) (a) , (b) and (c)

(2) (a) , (b) and (d)

(3) (a) , (c) and (d)

(4) (b) , (c) and (d)

43. Match mortality measures given in list -1 with their definition in list-2 using codes given below:

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(a) Neo – natal mortality(i) The mortality of live-born after first week but before 28 days of life.
(b) Early neo-natal mortality(ii) The mortality of life – born after one month but before reaching the age of one year.
(c) Late neo-natal mortality(iii) The mortality of live – born before completing four weeks or 28 days.
(d) Post neo-natal mortality(iv) The mortality of live-born during the first week of life.


(a) (b) (c) (d)

(1) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(2) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(3) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

(4) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

44. According to data published in SRS Bulletin December2016, which state of India has the highest natural growth rate of population?

(1) Bihar

(2) Madhya Pradesh

(3) Rajasthan

(4) Uttar Pradesh

45. Which one of following is correct percentage of India՚s population aged 0 - 4 years according to 2011 Census?

(1) Approx. 8 percent

(2) Approx. 9 percent

(3) Approx. 10 percent

(4) Approx. 11 percent

46. Which of the following sources or combination of sources are used to measure Total fertility Rate (TFR) in India?

(1) Sample Registration System

(2) Demographic surveys

(3) Census and Sample Registration System

(4) Demographic surveys and Sample Registration system

47. As per the NFHS- 3 AND NFHS- 4 data, which of the following states has recorded steepest decline in T. F. R?

(1) Andhra Pradesh

(2) Bihar

(3) Rajasthan

(4) Uttar Pradesh

48. Using codes given below rank the following states according to their population density in 2011 census, high to low:

(a) Bihar

(B) West Bengal

(c) Kerala

(d) Uttar Pradesh


(1) (d) , (c) , (b) , (a)

(2) (a) , (b) , (c) , (d)

(3) (b) , (a) , (c) , (d)

(4) (d) , (c) , (a) , (b)

49. Arrange the following states, from highest to lowest, based on proportion of women who are overweight/obese according to NFHS-4.

(a) Haryana

(b) Goa

(c) Gujarat

(d) Tamil Nadu


(1) (d) , (c) , (a) , (b)

(2) (b) , (c) , (d) , (a)

(3) (c) , (d) , (a) , (b)

(4) (b) , (d) , (c) , (a)

50. Out of the following ministries/organizations, which one was responsible for making last set of available population projections? Answer using codes given below:

(a) Ministry of health and family welfare

(b) National population commission

(c) Planning commission

(d) International institute for population science


(1) (a) alone

(2) (a) and (b)

(c) (a) , (b) and (d)

(d) None of the above

Read the paragraph given below and answer questions below:

In rural areas of low income countries, rapid population growths has often resulted in added pressure on agricultural land, resulting in land fragmentation and the reduction of yields. Such a process is at the root of a further cycle of environmental damage as the people who lack adequate land in one region migrate to ever more environmentally fragile area in search of better chances of subsistence. Although the rural population of developing countries is expected to increase more slowly in the future than it did over past 40 years, several regions already have very high population densities relative to available agricultural land. Consequently, even low levels of population growth are likely to result in added pressure on the rural environment. In those region, the continued destruction of natural resources as a result of attempts to extend the agricultural frontier is very likely to continue or to accelerate in the future.

When considering responses to environmental problems, it is necessary to recognize that social- institutional factors are as important as the technologies ones. Traditional societies developed communal rules for managing scares resources. Population growths has the potential to destabilize such communal arrangements, since rules that functioned adequately at a low population density may lead to over exploitation and pollution at a higher density.

Q. Rapid population growth in rural areas of low income countries results into:

(1) Increased use of pesticides

(2) Increased use of stubble burning

(3) Land fragmentation and reduction of yields

(4) Intensive use of irrigation

Q. In spite of slow rural population growth in low income countries, environmental damages will continue because:

(1) Consumption level of the population is high

(2) Agricultural density is high

(3) Adoption of primitive method in agriculture

(4) High use of chemical fertilizer

Q. Rural population growth in low income countries causes which of the following?

(a) Pushes people to migrate out

(b) Extend the agriculture frontier

(c) Intensifies the use of labor in agriculture


(1) Only (a) and (b)

(2) Only (b) and (c)

(3) Only (a) and (c)

(4) All (a) , (b) and (c)

Q. Assertion (A) : Human activities in environmentally fragile areas cause damage to the environment.

Reason (R) : Rural population growth leads to migration of people to environmentally fragile areas.


(1) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A) .

(2) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A) .

(3) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(4) (A) is false but (R) is true.

Q. Which of the following is the correct combination of factors while understanding population growth and environmental degradation?

(1) Social and institutional

(2) Institutional and technological

(3) Social- institutional and technological

(4) Social and technological

(F) Which among the following is not true while considering population growth and resource management?

(1) Traditional societies developed communal rules for managing scarce resources.

(2) Communal rules work well when there is high population density.

(3) Population growth may destabilize the communal rule.

(4) Communal rules may cause over — exploitation of scarce resources at higher population density.

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52. When there is no extramarital fertility, the Coal՚s fertility index i.e.. over all fertility () is estimated using:






53. In which of the following year ‘Thomas Malthus’ write “First essay on principle of population” ?

(1) 1698

(2) 1898

(3) 1798

(4) 1959

54. The “International Day for older people” is celebrated on which of the following date?

(1) 1st march

(2) 1st October

(3) 15th September

(4) 30th July

55- The term “Glass Ceiling” refers to which of the following?

(1) Barriers that prevent women from advancing beyond a certain level.

(2) Barriers that prevent children from advancing beyond a certain level.

(3) Barriers that prevent older people from advancing beyond a certain level.

(4) None of the above.

56. The basic relation between the indices and cumulative fertility measures are given below. Which one of the following is not correct? Terms taken from Bonga art Model.





57. Which of the following is the best example of the result of “push factor” operating in place of origin?

(1) Labor out migration

(2) Movement along with head of the family

(3) Movement of students for better education

(4) Movement after marriage

58. Which one of the following combination of states is correctly arranged in ascending order (lower to higher) of their population size, as per 2011 census data?

(1) Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal

(2) West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh

(3) Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

(4) Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh

59- The estimate of total fertility rate in India given by Sample Registration system is found to be lower than the estimated in demographic survey?

(1) Field workers in demographic surveys are better trained and thus capture more births.

(2) Field supervision in demographic surveys is better and thus more births are captured.

(3) Both (1) and (2) are correct.

(4) The statement made about the level of TFR in two sources of data is not correct.

60. Which amongst the following is not true about the ′ Rastriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram ″ (RKSK) ?

(1) It focus on holistic model based on continuum of care.

(2) It introduces community based interventions through peer educators.

(3) It covers, compulsory health check-up adolescent in the age-group of 10 - 19 years.

(4) It targets nutrition reproductive health and substances abuse among adolescent.