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Pharmaceutics – I (Theory and Practical) MCQ QUESTIONS

1. Which of the following gelatine concentration is used to determine the viscosity of gelatine used
for the preparation of soft gelatine capsules?
A. 6 2/3 %
B. 7 2/3%
C. 5 2/3 %
D. 6 3/4%
Ans. A

2. Measurement of particle size in pharmaceutical aerosol is by
(P) Cascade impactor (Q) Light scatter decay (R) K-F method (S) IR
A. Q, R
B. R, S
C. P, S
D. P, Q
Ans. D

3. Department of Transport Test (DOT) is performed for which of the following?
A. Aerosols
B. Glass containers
C. Capsules
D. None
Ans. A

4. The first aerosol insecticide was developed by
A. Good-hue & Sullivan
B. Good-hue
C. Sullivan
D. Franklin
Ans. A

5. Identify the correct non-flammable propellant
A. Dichloro monofluoro methane
B. Trichloro monofluoro methane
C. Di methyl ether
D. Di fluoro methane
Ans. B

6. According to Drugs and Cosmetics act, List of substances that should be sold by retail only on
prescription of registered medical practitioner is given in which of the following Schedule?
A. Schedule ‘H’
B. Schedule ‘V’
C. Schedule ‘X’
D. Schedule ‘Q’
Ans. A

7. The first pharmaceutical aerosol was developed in the year of
A. 1945
B. 1955
C. 1949
D. 1960
Ans. B

8. Which drug is formulated as first pharmaceutical aerosol?
A. Epinephrine
B. Codeine
C. Chlorpromazine
D. Probenecid
Ans. A

9. The dip tube in an aerosol container is made from one of the following
A. Poly propylene
B. Glass
C. Al
D. Stainless steel
Ans. A

10. To dispense inhalation aerosols, which containers are used?
A. Stain less steel containers
B. Tin plate containers
C. Glass containers
D. Al containers
Ans. A

11. Which one of the following device is used to increase the efficiency of drug delivery via aerosols?
A. Tube spacers
B. Metered valves
C. Actuator
D. Pressure valve
Ans. B

12. The valve body /housing in a aerosol bottle valve assembly, is made from one of the following
A. Poly propylene
B. Poly ethylene
C. Nylon
D. Stain less steel
Ans. C

13. Among the propellants used in aerosols, one of the following is used for topical pharmaceutical aerosols
A. Tri chloro monofluoro methane
B. Di chloro difluoro methane
C. Di chloro tetrafluoro ethane
D. Propane
Ans. D

14. Which one of the following propellant is used in the aerosol for oral use
A. Propane
B. Oxygen
C. Trichloro monofluoride methane
D. Methane
Ans. C

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15. The identification of propellants in pharmaceutical aerosols is carried out by
(P) Gas chromatography (R) Pycnometer (Q) Tag open cup apparatus (S) IR spectrophotometer
A. P,Q
B. P,S
C. Q, R
D. R, S
Ans. B

16. Aerosol packaging container mustresist pressure of
A. 500 psig
B. 140-180 psig
C. 40 psig
D. 20 psig
Ans. B

17. Manufacturing of aerosol involves
A. Gas filling
B. Pressure filling
C. Compressed gas filling
D. All the above
Ans. C

18. Gasket is made up of
A. Bure-N
B. Neoprene rubber
C. Both
D. Non of above
Ans. C

19. The nature of propellant is determined by
A. R-F method
B. Gas Chromatography
C. UVD.
D. None
Ans. B

20. Which of the following one is used to adjust the isotonicity
A. Dextrose
B. Boric acid
C. NaCl
D. All the above
Ans. D

Opthalmic solution is sterilized by
A. Autoclave
B. Hot air oven
C. Membrane filter
D. Bacterial filters
Ans. A

Ph of human tear is
A. 7.6
B. 4.5
C. 7.2
D. 9
Ans. A

Viscosity enhancer in ophthalmic preparation is
A. Poly vinyl alcohol
B. Povidone
C. Dextran
D. Macrogol
Ans. D

The ability of a substance dissolves in a given solvent system is depends on
A. Nature and intensity of the forces present in the solute
B. Nature and intensity of the forces present in the solvent
C. Interactions between solute and solvent
D. All the above
Ans. A

Which of the following substances having poor water solubility
A. Weak electrolytes
B. Non-polar molecules
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

How co-solvents increase the solubility of poorly soluble drugs?
A. By reducing the interfacial tension between the predominant aqueous solution and
hydro- phobic solute
B. By reducing the interfacial tension between solute and solvent
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

The solubility of weak electrolytes &non-polar substances can be increased by
adding water miscible solvents. This process is known as
A. Co-solvency
B. Complexation
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

Which of the following co – solvents are used to increase the solubility of a drug
A. Ethanol
B. Sorbitol
C. Glycerin
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following co – solvent is accepted as a co – solvent in
parenteral products, but its use in oral liquids is limited
A. Glycerol formal
B. Glycerol
C. Dimethyl acetamide
D. None
Ans. C

Due to which factor, dimethyl aceta-mide is not been used as a co-solvent in oral liquids
A. Due to objectionable odor
B. Due to objectionable taste
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

Thiomersal is belongs to which category preservative
A. Acidic
B. Mercurial
C. Neutral
D. Quaternary ammonium compounds
Ans. B

At which concentration, phenol act as preservative
A. 0.2 – 0.5
B. 0.5 – 0.8
C. 0.05 – 0.1
D. None
Ans. A

Benzalkonium chloride is categorized as
A. Acidic preservative
B. Neutral preservative
C. Mercurial preservative
D. Quaternary ammonium compounds
Ans. D

Which of the following are widely used and excellent preservatives
A. Quaternary ammonium compounds
B. Mercurial
C. Both
D. Acidic
Ans. A

Which of the following is a synthetic sweetener
A. Glucose
B. Sucrose
C. Sorbitol
D. Aspartame
Ans. D

Which of the following sugar has bitter taste
A. Glucose
B. Sucrose
C. Saccharine
D. None
Ans. C

To increase the viscosity of liquid, which of the following agents are used
A. PVP
B. Methyl Cellulose
C. Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following agents are used as flavoring agents
A. Menthol
B. Chloroform
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

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Most widely used flavoring agent in food industry
A. Menthol
B. Chloroform
C. Mono sodium glutamate
D. None
Ans. C

Which of the following flavor is not responsible for sour taste
A. Citrus flavors
B. Liquorice
C. Raspberry
D. Mint spice
Ans. D

Which of the following methods are generally used in liquid filling
A. Gravimetric
B. Volumetric
C. Constant level method
D. All the above
Ans. D

The filling method of a pharmaceutical liquid depends on the following factors
A. Viscosity of the liquid
B. Surface tension of the liquid
C. Compatibility with the materials used in the construction of the filling machine D. All the above
Ans. D

In the formulation of suspensions, generally which types of drugs are selected?
A. Hydrophilic
B. Hydrophobic
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

In the formulation, to facilitate the wetting of insoluble solids, which of the following agents
used
A. Suspending agents
B. Wetting agents
C. Flavoring agents
D. None
Ans. B

How surfactants will facilitate or aid wetting of hydrophobic materials in liquid

A. By decreasing the solid-liquid interfacial tension
B. By increasing the solid-liquid interfacial tension
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

To identify the emulsion type, which of the following tests are conducted?
A. Dilution test
B. Dye test
C. Conductivity test
D. All
Ans. D

The stability of suspensions can be evaluated by
A. Sedimentation volume
B. Degree of flocculation
C. Re-dispersibility
D. All
Ans. D

Stoke’s equation is expressed as
A. V = 2r2(d1–d2)g/18η
B. V = 2r2(d1–d2)g/9η
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

The temperature at which the inversion occurs depends on emulsifier concentration is known
as
A. Phage temperature
B. Inversion temperature
C. Phase inversion temperature
D. All
Ans. D

Which of the following mechanical equipment can be used for emulsification?
A. Homogenizers
B. Mechanical stirrers
C. Ultrasonifiers
D. All
Ans. D

Which of the following is not used as a emulsifying agent?
A. Surfactant
B. Hydrophilic colloids
C. Electrolytes
D. Finely divided solids
Ans. C

HLB system was developed by
A. Griffin
B. Stock’s
C. Dalla Valle
D. None
Ans. A

Gum Arabic is a
A. Anionic polysaccharide
B. Cationic polysaccharide
C. Neutral polysaccharide
D. None
Ans. C

Which of the following is not a semisolid dosage form
A. Paste
B. Creams
C. Ointments
D. Suspensions
Ans. D

55. Generally pastes contain
A. High percentage of insoluble solids
B. Low percentage of insoluble solids
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

56. Most widely used hydrocarbon in semisolid dosage forms
A. Petrolatum
B. Mineral oil
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

57. Which of the following hydrocarbon waxes are employed in the manufacture of creams and
ointments?
A. Paraffin wax
B. Ceresin
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

58. Which of the following is not a vegetable oil
A. Peanut oil
B. Almond oil
C. Olive oil
D. Petrolatum
Ans. D

59. Promulgen D contains
A. Cetyl alcohol & Ceteareth-20
B. Stearyl alcohol & Ceteareth-20
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

60. Promulgen G contains
A. Cetyl alcohol & Ceteareth-20
B. Stearyl alcohol & Ceteareth-20
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

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Promulgen means
A. Anionic emulsifiers composed of fatty alcohols & their ethoxylates
B. Non-ionic emulsifiers composed of fatty alcohols
C. Cationic emulsifiers composed of fatty alcohols & their ethoxylates
D. All the above
Ans. B

Combination of a surfactant with oil-soluble auxiliary emulsifier is known as
A. Simple emulsifier system
B. Mixed emulsifier system
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Which of the following fatty acid used in water removable creams as emulsifier?
A. Palmitic acid
B. Stearic acid
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

With promulgen D, which type of emulsion generally obtained?
A. Liquid emulsion
B. Thick consistency emulsion
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

With promulgen G, which type of emulsion generally obtained?
A. Liquid emulsion
B. Thick consistency emulsion
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

Which of the following polyols used as humectants in creams
A. Glycerin
B. Propylene glycol
C. Sorbitol 70%
D. All the above
Ans. D

The choice of humectants is based on
A. Rate of moisture exchange
B. Viscosity and texture of preparation
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

Which of the following is more hygroscopic at low concentration?
A. Sorbitol 70%
B. Glycerine
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

Lanolin is which type of base
A. Hydrocarbon base
B. Absorption base
C. None
D. Both
Ans. D

Water number means
A. Maximum amount of water that can be added to 100 g of a base at given temperature
B. Maximum amount of water that can be added to 10 g of a base at given temperature
C. Maximum amount of water tha tcan be added to 5 g of a base at given temperature
D. All
Ans. A

In the preparation of vanishing creams, which types of bases are used generally?
A. Absorption bases
B. Water removable bases
C. Hydrocarbon bases
D. None
Ans. B

In pastes, the concentration of insoluble powder substances in
A. 20%-50%
B. 50%-100%
C. 50%-75%
D. None
Ans. A

Water soluble bases are also known as
A. Greasy ointment bases
B. Greaseless ointment bases
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

In the preparation of cold creams, which types of bases are used generally?
A. Absorption bases
B. Water removable bases
C. Hydrocarbon bases
D. None
Ans. A

Jellies are generally
A. Water-soluble bases
B. Water-insoluble bases
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

As per USP XX, the term “object ionable” means
A. An organism can cause disease or the presence may interrupt the function of the drug or lead to
deterioration of the product
B. Pathogens if they produce disease or infection, in the newborn or debilitated persons
C. Organisms or their toxins that are responsible for human disease or infection
D. None
Ans. A

A suppository is generally intended for use in

“Oleum theobromae” was first recom-mended by
A. A. B. Taylor
B. Griffin
C. Stocks’s
D. None
Ans. A

Vaginal suppositories also called as
A. Pessaries
B. Simple suppositories
C. Bougies
D. None
Ans. A

Weight of rectal suppository for adults is
A. 1 g
B. 2 g
C. 5 g
D. None
Ans. B

Urethral suppositories also called as
A. Pessaries
B. Bougies
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Weight of rectal suppository for children is
A. 1 g
B. 2 g
C. 5 g
D. None
Ans. A

Urethral suppositories having which shape
A. Oviform shape
B. Torpedo shape
C. Pencil shape
D. None

Rectal suppositories mainly used for the treatment of
A. Constipation
B. Hemorrhoids
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

Shape of vaginal suppositories is
A. Oviform shape
B. Torpedo shape
C. Pencil shape
D. None
Ans. A

Weight of urethral suppository for males & females respectively
A. 4 & 2
B. 2 & 4
C. 4 & 6
D. 6 & 4
Ans. A

The number of milligrams of KOH required neutralizing free acids & saponify the esters
contained in 1 g of fat is known as
A. Iodine value
B. Saponification value
C. Water number
D. Acid value
Ans. B

The number of grams of iodine that reacts with 100 g of fat is known as
A. Iodine value
B. Saponification value
C. Water number
D. Acid value
Ans. A

The number of milligrams of KOH required neutralizing free acids in 1g of fat is known as
A. Iodine value
B. Saponification value
C. Hydroxil value
D. Acid value
Ans. D

The number of milligrams of KOH required neutralize the acetic acid used to acetylate 1 g of
fat is known as
A. Iodine value
B. Saponification value
C. Hydroxil value
D. Acid value
Ans. C

Which of the following method is used to manufacture suppositories
A. Hand molding
B. Compression molding
C. Pour molding
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following is most commonly used suppository base
A. Cocoa butter
B. PEG 1000
C. PEG + Hexanetriol
D. None
Ans. A

The solidification point of cocoa butterlies between
A. 12 – 13oC
B. 20 – 30oC
C. 5 – 10oC
D. None
Ans. A

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Cocoa butter available in following forms
A. α-form
B. β-form
C. γ-form
D. All
Ans. D

Which of the following method is simple & oldest method of preparation of suppositories?
A. Pour molding
B. Hand molding
C. Compression molding
D. All the above
Ans. B

Most commonly used method for producing suppositories on both a small & large scale is
A. Hand molding
B. Compression molding
C. Pour molding
D. All the above
Ans. C

Rancidity generally results from
A. Auto oxidation
B. Decomposition of unsaturated fats
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

Which formula can be used to calculate the amount of base that is replaced by active
ingredients?
A.100 (G–E)f=+1(G) (X)
B.100 (E–G)f=+100(G) (X)
C. 100 (E–G)f=+1(G) (X)
D.100 (E–G)f=+10(G) (X)
Ans. C

Which of the following is not antioxi-dant
A. BHT
B. BHA
C. Tocopherol
D. Theobroma oil
Ans. D

Suppositories are generally evaluated by
A. Melting range test
B. Breaking test
C. Liquefaction
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following materials are used in pharmaceutical packaging?
A. Glass
B. Plastic
C. Metal
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following packaging material is protect the drug content against light
A. Plastic containers
B. Amber colored glass containers
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Major disadvantages of glass as a packing material are
A. Fragility
B. Weight
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

Soda ash also known as
A. Pure silica
B. Sodium carbonate
C. Lime stone
D. Calcium carbonate
Ans. B

Composition of glass is
A. Sand
B. Soda ash
C. Lime stone & Cullet
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following one is a broken glass & acts as fusion agent
A. Cullet
B. Soda ash
C. Lime stone
D. Sand
Ans. A

Which of the following methods are used in the production of glass
A. Blowing
B. Drawing
C. Pressing & casting
D. All the above
Ans. D

To produce molten glass, which of the following method is used
A. Blowing
B. Drawing
C. Pressing
D. Casting
Ans. A

To protect the contents of a bottle from the effects of sunlight by UV rays, which glass is
used?
A. Amber glass
B. Red glass
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

To evaluate the chemical resistance of glass, which of the following tests are conducted?
A. Powder glass
B. Water attack test
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

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Which of the following test is performed on whole container?
A. Powder glass
B. Water attack test
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Which of the following test is performed on crushed grains, to evaluate the chemical
resistance of glass?
A. Powder glass
B. Water attack test
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

Type I glass is also known as
A. Borosilicate glass
B. Regular soda-lime glass
C. Treated soda-lime glass
D. None
Ans. A

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The advantages of plastic containers over glass containers are
A. Easy formation
B. Resistance to breakage
C. Freedom of design
D. All the above
Ans. D

Plastic containers are generally made from the following material
A. Polyethylene
B. Polypropylene
C. Polystyrene
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following packaging systems are identified by the FDA?
A. Blister pack
B. Strip pack
C. Bubble pack
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following ingredients are present in rubber stopper?
A. Vulcanizing agent
B. Softner
C. Antioxidant
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following packaging is commonly used for packaging of tablets & capsules?
A. Blister pack
B. Strip pack
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Which of the following materials offer moisture barrier properties?
A. Aclar
B. Cellophane
C. Polyester
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following mechanism is responsible for release of encapsulated core materials?
A. By disrupting the coating by pressure
B. By offering permeability facilities
C. By leaching of permanent fluid
D. All the above
Ans. D

Pre – formulation studies mainly focuson
A. Physical properties of new compound
B. Chemical properties of new compound
C. Physicochemical properties of new compound
D. None
Ans. C

Which of the following information is helpful in designing the pre-formulation evaluation of
a new drug?
A. Structure of a compound
B. Formula & molecular weight of a compound
C. Therapeutic indication of a new compound
D. All the above
Ans. D

Description of the outer appearance of a crystal is known as
A. Crystal habit
B. Internal structure
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

Which of the following salts generally used in pharmaceutical products?
A. Acetate
B. Gluconate
C. Lactate
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following problems commonly encountered in evaluating salt forms are
A. Poor crystallinity
B. Hygroscopicity
C. Instability
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following techniques used to prepare amorphous forms?
A. Rapid precipitation
B. Lyophilization
C. Rapid cooling
D. All the above
Ans. D

Amorphous forms generally having
A. Low thermodynamic energy &low solubility
B. High thermodynamic energy &high solubility
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Which of the following compound possess high aqueous solubility’s?
A. Hydrates
B. Anhydrates
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Which of the following methods generally used for studying solid forms?
A. DSC
B. XRD
C. TGA
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following properties may change with changing of the internal structure of a
solid?
A. Melting point
B. Density
C. Optical properties
D. All the above
Ans. D

Which of the following methods generally used to measure heat loss orgain within a sample?
A. DSC
B. DTA
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

Partition co-efficient generally measures
A. Drug’s lipophilicity
B. Ability of drug to cross cell membrane
C. Both
D. None
Ans. C

132.
Which of the following can be used to increase the solubility of poor soluble drugs?
A. Ethanol
B. Propylene glycol
C. Glycerin
D. All the above
Ans. D

Dissolution of a drug particle is described by
A. Stock’s equation
B. Noyes-Whitney equation
C. Drag’s equation
D. None
Ans. B

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Unequal distribution of color on a tablet, refers to
A. Picking
B. Mottling
C. Capping
D. Sticking
Ans. B

The effect of temperature on drug stability can be described by
A. Noyes-Whitney equation
B. Stock’s equation
C. Arheneous equation
D. None
Ans. D

Which of the following one is responsible for sticking?
A. Excessive moisture
B. Low moisture
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

If the dose of a drug is inadequate, the nit generally requires the following one, to make up
its bulk
A. Binders
B. Disintegrants
C. Lubricants
D. Diluents
Ans. D

Which of the following mixer is a first high shear powder blender/mixer
A. Diosna mixer
B. Plow mixer
C. Littleford lodige mixer
D. Gral mixer
Ans. C

The first and most widely used diluents in tablet formulation is
A. Dextrose
B. Lactose
C. MCC
D. Starch
Ans. B

Anhydrous lactose has the advantage over hydrous lactose
A. Improved flow
B. Absence of millard reaction
C. Improved compressibility
D. High microbial load
Ans. B

Which of the following is a water soluble lubricant?
A. Stearic acid
B. Mineral oil
C. PEG
D. Magnesium stearate
Ans. C

Which of the following is a synthetic adhesive?
A. PVP
B. MC
C. HPMC
D. HPC
Ans. A

Which of the following is not a commercially available starch product?
A. Sta-Rx 1500
B. Celutab
C. Emdex
D. Sugar tab
Ans. D

Find out the correct statements regarding a sweetener, saccharin
(P) It is 500 times sweeter than sucrose, but it is carcinogenic
(Q) It is 500 times sweeter than sucrose, but it has bitter taste
(R) It is sweeter than sucrose, but itis safe
(S) It is sweeter than sucrose, but it is unstable
A. P, S
B. P, R
C. P, Q
D. R, S
Ans. C

Aerosil is used as
A. Glidant
B. Lubricant
C. Antiadherant
D. None
Ans. A

What is the pH of duodenum?
A. 2-3
B. 7-8
D. 10
C. 4-6
Ans. D

Which statement is not correct?
A. Buccal routes avoids first pass metabolism
B. Parenteral route avoids first pass metabolism
C. Sublingual route avoids first pass metabolism
D. Oral route avoids first pass metabolism
Ans. D

Tablets, which are placed between cheek and teeth, are known as
A. Buccal
B. Sublingual
C. Lozenges
D. Troches
Ans. A

The disintegration time for sugarcoated tablets is
A. 30 minutes
B. 45 minutes
C. 60 minutes
D. 75 minutes
Ans. C

Enteric coating is achieved by using
A. HPMC
B. CMC
C. CAP
D. Povidine
Ans. C

Flow rate of granules from the hopper can be improved by adding
A. Disintegrant
B. Glidant
C. Binder
D. Lubricant
Ans. B

Given below are equipment used in the manufacture of following products P-T.
Match them and find out correct answer

Zenasi (P) Tablet granules

Hepa filter (Q) Tablet coating

Chilsonator (R) Emulsion

Accela cota (S) Injectables (T) Capsule
A. 1-T, 2-S, 3-P, 4-Q
B. 1-P, 2-Q, 3-S, 4-R
C. 1-T, 2-R, 3-Q, 4-P
D. 1-S, 2-R, 3-P, 4-Q
Ans. A

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (PHARMACEUTICS)

Match the ingredients according to their purpose in the formulation and find out correct set

Film coating (P) Sodium benzoate

Syrups (Q) Ethyl cellulose

Emulsification (R) Eudragit

Enteric coating (S) Sucrose (T) Sodium oleate
A. 1-P, 2-Q, 3-R, 4-S
B. 1-R, 2-S, 3-T, 4-Q
C. 1-T, 2-P, 3-S, 4-Q
D. 1-R, 2-S, 3-Q, 4-T22.
Ans. B

Sub coating is given to the tablets
A. To increase the bulkiness
B. To avoid deterioration due tomicrobial attack
C. To prevent the solubility in acidicmedium
D. To avoid stickness
Ans. D

The courster process can be used to
A. Coat tablets
B. Determine the disintegration time
C. Gas sterilize parenteral solution
D. Automatic filling of capsules
Ans. A

The following ingredients are commonly used as coating agents for film coating except
A. CAP
B. Carnauba wax
C. HEC
D. Sodium CMC
Ans. B

Which of the following is the first process that must occur before a drug can become available
for absorption from a tablet dosage form?
A. Dissolution of the drug in GI fluids
B. Dissolution of the drug in epithelium
C. Ionization of the drug
D. Disintegration of the drug
Ans. D

Tablets are placed into coating chamber & hot air is introduced through the bottom of the
chamber. Coating solution is applied through anatomizing nozzle from the upper end of the
chamber. This technique is called
A. Sealing before sugar coating
B. Coating by air suspension
C. Spray-pan coating
D. Chamber coating
Ans. B

A synthetic sweetening agent which is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose & has
no taste is
A. Saccharin
B. Aspartame
C. Cyclamate
D. Sorbitol
Ans. B

Dose dumping is a problem in the formulation of
A. Compressed tab
B. Suppository
C. Soft gelatin capsules
D. Controlled release drug products
Ans. D

pharmaceutics objective questions and answers

Shellac is used the purpose of coating tablets as
A. Polishing agent
B. Film coating agent
C. Enteric coating agent
D. Sub-coating agent for sugarcoating
Ans. C

Select the equation that gives the rate of drug dissolution from a tablet
A. Fick’s law
B. Henderson-Hasselbatch equation
C. Noyes-Whitney equation
D. Michelis Menton equation
Ans. C

Which of the following substance is used as mucoadhesive
A. Acacia
B. Sodium CMC
C. Burnt sugar
D. Saccharin
Ans. B

In the preparation of multi layer tablets, one of the following is used for hydrophilic matrix
coating
A. Shellac
B. CMC
C. Stearyl alcohol
D. Bees wax
Ans. A

The diameter of the mesh aperture in the I.P. disintegration apparatus is given below. Choose
the correct size
A. 2 mm
B. 4 mm
C. 1mm
D. 1.50 mm
Ans. A

Diclofenac tablet with CAP has been administered to a patient. Where do you expect the
drug to be released?
A. Stomach
B. Oral cavity
C. Small intestine
D. Liver
Ans. C

Which of the following flavor is used in a formulation containing sour taste?
A. Wild cherry
B. Vanilla
C. Citrus
D. Chocolate
Ans. C

Durability of a tablet to combined effects of shock & abrasion is evaluated by using
A. Hardness tester
B. Disintegration test apparatus
C. Friabilat or
D. Screw guage
Ans. C

A retardant material that forms a hydrophilic matrix in the formulation of matrix tablets is
A. HPMC
B. CAP
C. Polyethylene
D. Carnauba wax
Ans. A

One of the following is used as a Ph Dependant controlled release excipient
A. Carnauba wax
B. HPMCP
C. MC
D. Glyceryl mono stearate
Ans. D

A water soluble substance used as coating material in microencapsulation process is
A. Polyethylene
B. Silicone
C. HEC
D. Paraffin
Ans. C

In the tablet coating process, inadequate spreading of coating solution before drying causes
A. Orange peel effect
B. Sticking effect
C. Blistering effect
D. Picking effect
Ans. A

Crown thickness of a tablet is measured by
A. Micrometer
B. Pychnometer
C. Hydrometer
D. All the above
Ans. B

Friabilator is operated at
A. 100 RPM
B. 75 RPM
C. 50 RPM
D. 25 RPM
Ans. D

Enteric coated tablet disintegrate in……hours in simulated intestinal fluid
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
Ans. A

In dissolution test, flask is maintained at
A. 37oC ± 0.5oC
B. 41oC ± 1oC
C. 39oC ± 0.6 oC
D. 40oC ± 1oC
Ans. A

Plating of punch faces are done by
A. Chromium
B. Zinc
C. Iron
D. All
Ans. A

Capping is prevented by using one of the following punches
A. Flat
B. Circular
C. Square
D. Rectangular
Ans. A

Sta-Rx-1500 contains ……% of moisture
A. 15
B. 10
C. 18
D. 50
Ans. B

PH of the small intestine is
A. 1-2
B. 3-4
C. 6
D. 7-8
Ans. D

Starch on heating hydrolyze into
A. Glucose
B. Fructose & Sorbose
C. Fructose & Mannose
D. Dextrin & Glucose
Ans. D

Acacia trgacanth is used in the concentration of
A. 10%-25 %
B. 60%-70 %
C. 40%-50 %
D. 90%
Ans. A

Implantation tab are NMT……..mm in length
A. 20
B. 100
C. 40
D. 8
Ans. C

Lozenges were originally named as
A. Capsule
B. ODT
C. Pastillies
D. Sustained axn tab
Ans. C

Aqua coat is a
A. 30% w/v of ethyl cellulose dispersion
B. Solution of HPMC
C. 2% w/v of methyl cellulose dispersion
D. None
Ans. B

Seal coating is done by using
A. Shellac
B. Acacia
C. Gelatin
D. None
Ans. A

CAP dissolves at PH
A. Above 6
B. Below 6
C. 4
D. 2
Ans. A

Sub coating is done to
A. Round the edges
B. Increase the bulk of tablet
C. Both a & b
D. Make water resistant
Ans. C

Which of the following one is used as opacifier
A. TiO2
B. Mgo
C. Siliactes
D. All of the above
Ans. A

Empty capsule has moisture content in the range of
A. 60%
B. 12%-15 %
C. 50%- 70%
D. 30%
Ans. C

Green bone is a source of
A. Type A Gelatin
B. Type B Gelatin
C. Both
D. None
Ans. B

Which treatment is used for solubility of gelatin
A. Heat
B. Formalin
C. Water
D. Alcohol
Ans. B

Moisture content is determined by
A. K-F Method
B. Gas Chromatography
C. Both
D. None
Ans. A

Sealing of capsule is achieved by
A. 100 oC
B. 20 oC
C. 37 oC – 40 oC
D. 70 oC
Ans. C

Which of the following is used to fill powdered dry solid into soft gelatin capsule
A. Aceo gel
B. Rotobil
C. Rotosort
D. Rotoweigh
Ans. A

Chewable tablet contains the following base
A. Manitol
B. Glucose
C. Lactose
D. None
Ans. A

Particle size is determined by
A. Gas Chromatography
B. Cascade impactor
C. Light scatter decay
D. Both b & c
Ans. D

Foam stability is measured by
A. IR Spectroscopy
B. UV Spectroscopy
C. Rotational viscometers
D. All
Ans. C

Micromeritics is the study of
A. Big particles
B. Small particles
C. Both
D. None of these.
Ans. B

Enteric coated tablet is disintegrated in
A. Stomach
B. Liver
C. Intestine
D. Mouth
Ans. C

pharmaceutics 1 multiple choice questions with answers

Which of the following is not added inlozenges?
A. Sweetener
B. Binder
C. Disintegrant
D. All
Ans. C

The size and surface area of a particles in ………….?
A. Physical
B. Chemical
C. Pharmacologic properties of products
D. All of these.
Ans. D.

Particle size of product can affect its release from dosage forms administered orally by
A. Medically
B. Clinically
C. Both
D. None of these.
Ans. B

Frequency distribution curve is obtained when
A. Number of particles is plotted against the mean size range
B. Mean size range is plotted against the number of particles
C. Number of particles and the mean size are on x-axis
D. Both A and B
Ans. D

Methods for determining particle size include
A. Optical microscopy
B. Sieving
C. Sedimentation
D. All of these
Ans. D

Ordinary microscope can measure the particle size between range
A. 0.2 to 100 m
B. 0.2 to 100 mm
C. 0.2 to 100 µm
d) 0.2 to 100 nm
Ans. C

The size of particle is measured by microscope with the help of
A. Eye-piece
B. Micro-meter
C. Eye-piece fitted with micro-meter
d) None
Ans. C

Sieving method uses a series of standard sieves calibrated by the
A. National Bureau of standards
B. IUPAC
C. Any of these
D. None
Ans. A

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (PHARMACEUTICS)

Order of sieves in sieving is
A. Coarse, moderately coarse, moderately fine, fine, very fine
B. Moderately coarse, coarse, moderately fine, fine, very fine
C. Moderately coarse, coarse, fine, moderately fine, very fine
D. Coarse, moderately coarse, fine, moderately fine, very fine
Ans. A

Sieving errors can arise by factors including
A. Sieve loading & duration
B. Intensity of agitation
C. A & b
D. None
Ans. C

The particle size in sub sieve range can be found by gravity sedimentation as expressed in
A. Van’t hoff factor
B. Ohm’s law
C. Graham’s law
D. Stoke’s law
Ans. D

Andreasen Apparatus works under the principle of
A. Microscopy
B. Sedimentation
C. Sieving
D. All of above
Ans. B

Granulators are used for
A. Making particles longitudinal
B. Cuboidal
C. Spherical
D. Elliptical
Ans. C

Any instrument used for measuring volume of particle is……..
A. Andreasen apparatus
B. Coulter counter
C. Fisher sub sieveseizer
D. None
Ans. B

The specific surface is the ……….
A. Surface area per unit volume
B. Surface area per unit weight
C. Both A and B
D. None of these
Ans. C

Methods for determining surface area are
A. Absorption method
B. Adsorption method
C. Air permeability method
D. B & C
Ans. D

The adsorbed layer in adsorption method is multimolecular at
A. Very low pressures
B. Low pressures
C. Higher pressures
D. All of above
Ans. C

The adsorbed layer in adsorption method is monomolecular at
A. Very low pressure
B. Low pressure
C. High pressure
D. Very high pressure
Ans. B

An instrument used to calculate the surface area of particles is
A. Quantasorb QS-16
B. Quanta-adsorb QD-16
C. Boyton apparatus
D. Quanta-apparatus
Ans. A

Particle size of colloids ………….,
A. 1 nm to 0.5µm
B. 1 µm to 0.5mm
C. 1 mm to 0.5m
D. 1 m to 0.5mm
Ans. A

In adsorption method the particle whose surface area is to be measured is taken as
A. Adsorbate
B. Adsorbent
C. Any of above
D. Both of above
Ans. B

The process which it consisted of at least two phases with one or more disperse phase in a
single dispersion medium is called
A. Disperse phase
B. Dispersion medium
C. Dispersion
D. All of these
Ans. C

The increasing trend of diameter is
A. Molecular dispersion, Colloidal dispersion, Coarse dispersion.
B. Colloidal dispersion, coarse dispersion, molecular dispersion.
C. Corse dispersion, molecular dispersion, colloidal dispersion.
D. All of these
Ans. A

Molecular dispersion ranges from………
A. 1 to 500nm
B. ‹500nm
C. ‹1nm
D. None of these
Ans. C

How many types of dispersion?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
Ans. C (molecular dispersion, colloidal dispersion, coarse dispersion)

The best example of all dispersion is……….
A. Oxygen
B. Blood
C. Proteins
D. All of these
Ans. B

The dispersion medium in blood is
A. Platelets
B. Serum
C. Plasma
D. Oxygen
Ans. C

Molecular dispersion easily passes through………
A. Electron microscope
B. Ultra filtration
C. Filter paper
D. All of these
Ans. D

Osmoses cannot formed when particles are in……
A. Equilibrium state
B. Random state
C. Both A and B
D. None of these
Ans. A

No diffusion takes place in
A. Molecular dispersion
B. Colloidal dispersion
C. Coarse dispersion
D. None of these
Ans. C

Microscopic particles can be separated by
A. Ultra filtration
B. Filtration
C. Dialysis
D. All of above
Ans. B

Colloids can’t pass through
A. Filter paper
B. SEMI-permeable
C. Both a and b
D. None of these
Ans. B

Colloids can pass through
A. Filter paper
B. Semi-permeable membrane
C. Both A and B
D. None
Ans. A

Colloids are
A. Can’t be observed by ordinary microscope
B. Detected under ultra microscope
C. Both A and B
D. None
Ans. C

Diffusion of colloids is
A. Very slow
B. Slow
C. Fast
D. Very fast
Ans. A

Example of colloidal dispersion is
A. Oxygen molecules
B. Milk
C. None
D. All
Ans. B

Cheese is an example of
A. Molecular dispersion
B. Colloidal
C. Coarse
D. All of above
Ans. B

Scattering of light form colloidal particles is ………..
A. Faraday Tyndall effect
B. Van’t hoff factor
C. Van’t hoff dispersion
D. None
Ans. A

…………. is not an example of colloidal dispersion
A. Cheese
B. Milk
C. Synthetic polymers
D. RBC’s
Ans. D

Faraday Tyndall effect is observed by………
A. Light microscopy
B. Ultramicroscope
C. Radiography
D. None
Ans. B

d pharmacy 1st year mcq questions and answers

Who invented ultra microscope………..
A. Zsigmonday
B. Faraday
C. Tyndall
D. Ohm
Ans. A

As a result of Tyndall effect………..
A. Dark spots
B. Bright spots are formed
C. Both A and B
D. Any of A and B
Ans. B

The instrument which is use to reduce the particle size is called………
A. Size reduction
B. Milling
C. Mold
D. All of above
Ans. B

The process in which dispersed phase is mix in a suitable solvent the process is known as
A. Salvation
B. Dehydration
C. Hydration
D. All of these
Ans. A

The process in which we converted coarse particles into colloidal then it is called
A. Milling
B. Size reduction
C. Size oxidation
D. None of these
Ans. B

Any type of chemical compound that posses two distinct regions that is hydrophilic and
hydrophobic portion within same molecule is called
A. Amphiphyllic
B. Electrophyle
C. Both A and B
D. None of these
Ans. A

Amphiphyllics are also called
A. Association colloidal
B. Surface active agents
C. Amphipathics
D. All of above
Ans. D

The large phase is called
A. Inter phase
B. Bulk phase
C. Both A and B
D. None of these
Ans. B

Inter phase is composed of
A. Water phase
B. Air phase
C. Both A and B
D. None of these
Ans. C

The point at which bulk phase and air, water inter phase become saturated is called
A. CMC
B. Bulk phase
C. Inter phase
D. None of these
Ans. A

Dispersed phase and dispersion medium of smoke are
A. Solid and liquid
B. Liquid and liquid
C. Solid and gas
D. Gas and gas
Ans. C

It is an aggregation of surfactant molecule in a colloidal liquid then it is called
A. CMC
B. Micelles
C. Aggregation number
D. None of these
Ans. B

Light scattering in colloidal system is known as
A. Brownian motion
B. Faraday-Tyndal effect
C. Coagulation
D. Electrophoresis
Ans. B

Adsorption is the process of
A. Repulsion
B. Addition
C. Adhesion
D. None of these
Ans. C

Physi-adsorption is effected by
A. Temperature only
B. Pressure only
C. Temperature and pressure
D. None
Ans. C

Reverse of adsorption is called
A. Disorption
B. Desorption
C. Sorption
D. Resorption
Ans. B

Vander-wall adsorption is synonym of
A. Physical adsorption
B. Chemical adsorption
C. Physi-adsorption
D. A& C
Ans. D

If both adsorption & absorption are going side by side then it is
A. Disorption
B. Desorption
C. Sorption
D. Resorption
Ans. C

Adsorbate are ions, atoms or molecules
A. Which allow accumulation on their surface
B. Which accumulate on a specific surface
C. Which don’t accumulate
D. Both
Ans. B

Surface on which ions, atoms or molecules accumulate
A. Adsorbent
B. Adsorbate
C. Specific surface
D. All
Ans. A

Adsorption has
A. Uniformity
B. Non-uniformity
C. Bulk uniformity
D. A & C
Ans. B

Absorption is …………….. phenomenon
A. Bulk
B. Surface
C. Phase difference
D. Bulk & phase
Ans. A

Strong bonding is present in
A. Chemical adsorption
B. Physical adsorption
C. Vander-wall adsorption
D. A&C
Ans. A

Chemical adsorption involves ……. Bonding
A. Hydrogen
B. Ionic
C. Covalent
D. Ionic & covalent
Ans. B

Disposable syringe made up of
A. Polypropylene
B. Transparent polystyrene
C. Glass
D. Poly tetra chloro ethylene
Ans. A

Chemical adsorption is
A. Reversible
B. Irreversible
C. Mostly reversible
D. Some-times irreversible
Ans. B

d pharmacy 2nd year mcq questions and answers

Water attack test is used to identify the alkalinity in
A. Type – I Glass
B. Type – II Glass
C. Type – III Glass
D. All the 3 types
Ans. B

Sterilization temperature for aqueous solution in autoclave (moist heat) is
A. 72oC
B. 121oC
C. 147oC
D. 160oC
Ans. B

As per G.M.P permitted limit of solid contents in water for injection is
A. 100 ppm
B. 1.0 ppm
C. 0.1 ppm
D. 10 ppm
Ans. D

Sterility test for the material meant for surgical suture required incubation for
A. 7 Days
B. 14 Days
C. 21 Days
D. 28 Days
Ans. B

An abrasive used in dentifrices is
A. Dicalcium Phosphate
B. Sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
C. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
D. Dioctyl Sodium sulfosuccinate
Ans. A

An amphoteric surfactant used in pharmaceutical disperse system is
A. Bile salt
B. Lecithin
C. Sorbitan monolaurate
D. Sorbitan monostearate
Ans. B

Florentine receiver is used to separate the liquids based on
A. Molecular weight
B. Sedimentation rate
C. Density
D. Freezing point
Ans. C

The official dissolution test apparatus contains cylindrical vessel and the lower edge of the
blade is positioned from inside bottom of the vessel at
A. 18 to 22mm
B. 23 to 27mm
C. 20 to 24mm
D. 25 to 29mm
Ans. B

As per Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules, the Good Manufacturing Practice is included
under Schedule
A. W
B. P
C. S
D. M
Ans. D

In multistation punching machine, the upper as well as lower punches are connected by
A. Cams
B. Turrets
C. Wire meshes
D. Revolving belts
Ans. D

As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, the HEPA filters are required to filter the air in the
pharmaceutical manufacturing unit. Grade A filter is used for
A. Aseptic preparation and filling
B. Background room used for preliminary activities
C. Filtering liquid preparations
D. Handling of components after washing
Ans. A

Due to which factors, petrolatum is most widely used as a hydrocarbon basic in ointments
A. Its consistency
B. Its neutral characteristics
C. Its ability to spread easily on the skin
D. All
Ans. D

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