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Q1. Nomenclature is governed by certain universal rules. Which one of the following is contrary to the rules of nomenclature? (NEET 2016, Phase I)

  1. The first word on a biological name represents the genus name & the second is a specific epithet
  2.  The names are written in Latin & are Italicised
  3.  When written by hand, the names are to be underlined
  4.  Biological names can be written in any language

Q2. The label of a herbarium sheet does not carry information on (NEET 2016, Phase II)

  1. Date of collection
  2. Name of collector
  3. Local names
  4. The height of the plant

Q3. Study the four statements (I-IV) given below & select the two correct ones out of them: (NEET 2016, Phase II)
1. Definition of biological species was given by Ernst Mayr.
2. Photoperiod does not affect reproduction in plants
3. Binomial nomenclature system was given by RH Whittaker
4. In unicellular organisms, reproduction is synonymous with growth.
The two correct statements are

  1. II & III
  2. III & IV
  3. I & IV
  4. I & II

Q4. Biological organization starts with? (CBSE AIPMT 2007)

  1. Sub-microscopic molecular level
  2. Cellular level
  3. Organismic level
  4. Atomic-level

Q5. The living organisms can be un-exceptionally distinguished from the non-living things on the basis of their ability for  (CBSE AIPMT 2007)

  1. Responsiveness to touch
  2. Interaction with the environment & progressive evolution
  3. reproduction
  4. Growth & movement

Q6. Which one of the following is an example of a negative feedback loop in humans? (CBSE AIPMT 2007)

  1. Constriction of skin blood vessels & contraction of skeletal muscles when it is too cold
  2. Secretion of tears after falling of sand particles into the eye
  3. Salivation of mouth at the sight of delicious food
  4. Secretion of sweat glands & constriction of skin blood vessels when it is too hot

Q7. Carbohydrates the most abundant biomolecules on earth, are produced by? ( CBSE AIPMT 2005)

  1. All bacteria, fungi & algae
  2. Fungi, algae & green plant cells
  3. Some bacteria, algae & green plant cells
  4. Viruses, fungi & bacteria


Q8. More than 70% of the world’s fresh water is contained in?(CBSE AIPMT 2005)

  1. Antarctica
  2. Greenland
  3. Glaciers & mountains
  4. Polar ice

Q9. There is no life on moon due to the absence of?

  1. O₂
  2. Water
  3. Light
  4. Temperature

Q10. The reason of diversity in a living being is? (CBSE AIPMT 2001)

  1. Mutation
  2. Gradual change
  3. Long-term evolutionary change
  4. Short term evolutionary change

Q11. First life on earth was? (CBSE AIMT 2001)

  1. Cyanobacteria
  2. Chemoheterotrophs
  3. Autotrophs
  4. Photoautotrophs

Q12. Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE) is usually referred to damages caused by? (CBSE AIPMT 2000)

  1. Low temperature
  2. High temperature
  3. Encephalitis
  4. Radiation

Q13. The most important feature of all living systems is to: (CBSE AIPMT 2000)

  1. Utilise oxygen to generate energy
  2. Replicate the genetic information
  3. Produce gametes
  4. Utilise solar energy for metabolic activities

Q14. Pedology is the science of (CBSE AIPMT 1991)

  1. Earth
  2. Soil
  3. Diseases
  4. Pollution

Q15. Homeostasis is:   (CBSE AIPMT 1991)

  1. A tendency to change with a change in environment
  2. A tendency to resist change
  3. Disturbance in regulatory control
  4. Plants & animals extract used in homeopathy


Q16) Which of the following is less general in characters as compared to genus … ( CBSE 2001)
  1. a) Species
  2. b) Family
  3. c) Class
  4. d) Division
Q17) A group of plants or animals with similar traits of any rank is … [ AFMC 2011]
  1. a) Species
  2. b) Genus
  3. c) Order
  4. d) Taxon


  1. D  Biological names can be written in any language
  2. D  Height of the plant
  3. C I & IV
  4. A  Sub-microscopic molecular level
  5. B  Interaction with the environment & progressive evolution
  6. A  Constriction of skin blood vessels & contraction of skeletal muscles when it is too cold
  7. C  Some bacteria, algae & green plant cells
  8. D  Polar ice
  9. B  Water
  10. C  Long-term evolutionary change
  11. B  Chemoheterotrophs
  12. D  Radiation
  13. B  Replicate the genetic information
  14. B  Soil
  15. B  Tendency to resist change
  16. A Species
  17. D Taxon