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AIIA Ph.D Entrance Exam Question Paper

Research Methodology & Medical Statistics
1. A rating system that is designed to measure people’s opinions, where a subject can choose options from a range of responses that include “strongly agree,” “agree,” “neutral,” “disagree,” and/or “strongly disagree” is popularly known as
A. Likert Scale
B. Visual Analogous Scale
C. Dichotomous Scale
D. Nominal Scale

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2. All the sources that were consulted during the research but not cited in the document are known as
A. Bibliography
B. References
C. Source material
D. Databases

3. ___________ is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.
A. Web of Science
B. Lippincott
D. Elsevier

4. Selecting participants considering their availability at a particular time and place in research is familiar as
A. Convenience sampling
B. Purposive sampling
C. Snowball sampling
D. Stratified sampling

5. According to Charaka is the characteristic feature of
A. Abhyaasa
B. Sanshaya
C. Pramaana
D. Samavaaya

6. The population-based, observational cohort study designed to prospectively investigate the epidemiology and risk factors for cardiovascular disease is popularly known as ____________. The first major finding of the study found a nearly 4-fold increase in coronary heart disease incidence per 1000 persons among hypertensive participants.
A. The MADIT-II trial
B. Framingham Study
C. The HOT trial
D. The RENAAL Trial

7. The scale developed to predict infection & mortality among surgical intermediate and intensive care patients is
B. qSOFA Score

8. Random assignment of the sample fulfilling the inclusion criteria in an experiment helps in
A. Ensuring that the outcomes are significant
B. Ensuring that each participant has an equal chance of being placed in a group
C. Selecting the control group
D. Defining the research question

9. Naranjo Algorithm is
A. Adverse Drug Reaction Probability Scale
B. Indicator of epidemiology of infectious disease burden in a locality
C. Assessment tool for grading inflammation
D. System identifies the herb-drug interactions

10. Hamilton Rating Scale is useful in assessing the effectiveness of
A. Anti-diabetic drugs
B. Anti-hypertensive drugs
C. Anti-depressants
D. Hepato-protective drugs

11. The type of research often used to measure the characteristics of a population at a single point in time is
A. Descriptive Research
B. Randomized Trial
C. Cohort Study
D. Cross-Sectional Study

12. The APPENDIX section of a research report contains
A. Key findings of the study
B. Bibliography and Citations
C. Supplementary material that provide additional information
D. Tables, Figures, and Graphs

13. A malnutrition survey was planned to be carried out in southern India by ICMR team. Prevalence of malnutrition in south India is 22 percent. What should be the sample size at 1 percent accuracy?
A. 60015
B. 141818
C. 5956
D. 45556

14. The larger the sample size: Which of the following is correct for the above statement:
A. The smaller is the sample error
B. The lesser is the precision
C. The lower is the confidence level
D. None of the above

15. Which of the following is NOT a type of post hoc test?
A. Dunnett’s test
B. Bonferroni
C. Cramér’s V
D. Duncan’s multiple range test

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General Instructions

1. Immediately after the commencement of examination, you should check that this question booklet does not have any unprinted to torn or missing pages or items etc. If so, get it replaced by a complete question booklet.
2. Please note that it is the candidate’s responsibility to fill in the roll number, subject etc carefully and without any omission or discrepancy at the appropriate places in the OMR answer Sheet. Any omission/Discrepancy will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.
3. You have to enter your Name, Roll No and signature on the Question Booklet. DO NOT write anything else on the question booklet
4. This question booklet contains 40 Questions. There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. 01 mark will be given for each correct response.

5. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by a candidate.
a. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
b. If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will same penalty as above to that question.
c. If a question is left blank, i.e. No answer is given by the candidate, there will no penalty for that question

6. The duration of the Entrance Examination (for both the parts) will be 75 minutes
7. You have to mark all your responses ONLY on the provided OMR answer sheet.
8. After you have completed filling in all your responses on the OMR answer sheet and the examination has concluded, you should hand over to the invigilator OMR Answer sheet and Question Booklet.
9. Blank page at the end of the question booklet may be used for rough work.

Scheme Of Ph.D Entrance Examination

Part-I: Research Methodology & General Knowledge of Ayurveda: Total Marks 40
** There shall be 40 MCQ carrying one marks each.
Part-II: Subject specific: Total Marks 30
** There shall be MCQ carrying 30 marks
** The MCQ will be from the subject concerned under which the candidate has applied for Ph.D. Programme.
** There shall be 1/4th negative marking applicable for both the parts (I & II)

Interview: Total marks 30
At the time of the interview, the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted committee. The Interview shall also consider the following aspects:
a) The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research
b) The research work can be suitably undertaken at the University
c) The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.

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