Sunday, October 5, 2014

CBSE releases notification for AIPMT 2015

The All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination - 2015 is set to be conducted, except in Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, as per the latest information released by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The entrance test for the academic session 2015-16 for the 15 per cent merit positions in the Medical/Dental colleges of India is due on May 3, 2015 in selected cities across the country and abroad.
The decision came as per the concurrence of the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the government of India. The national level medical exam by CBSE is conducted to offer admission to approximately 2200 MBBS and 300 BDS seats at 130 government medical and 30 dental colleges of India, respectively.
  • The applicant must be 17 years old as on or before December 31, 2015
  • The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15 per cent All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on  December 31, 2015. However, a relaxation of five years in upper age limit of candidates belonging from Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes is provided to them.
  • Candidates, who have appeared for the intermediate examination and result is awaited, are also eligible to apply for the entrance exam.
  • Candidates must have passed the following subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English in the qualifying examination by securing 50 per cent marks and their equivalency determined as per regulations of Medical Council of India and the concerned university.
  • AIPMT 2015 exam will be based on the syllabus as prescribed by examination authority CBSE. The examination paper will have a total of 180 multiple-choice questions from Physics, Chemistry Zoology and Botany subjects.
  • AIPMT 2015 Question Booklet will be of four sets.
  • AIPMT 2015 Question Paper will be set in both English and Hindi language.
  • Questions will be based on syllabus as prescribed by the examination conducting authority CBSE. The questions will be framed from high school and intermediate (first and second year) syllabus.
  • Each question will carry four marks and there will be negative marking of one mark each for every wrong answer.
Important date: A. Online registration begins (tentative) - First week of December 2014 B. Date of examination - May 3, 2015


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Taxonomy of Angiosperms

Taxonomy of Angiosperms

1.         The word taxonomy was coined by
            1) J.Hutchinson           2) Linnaeus                 3) A.P. de Candolle                4) Engler
2.         Taxonomy based on morphological characters alone is
            1) Omega taxonomy                                       2) Numerical taxonomy
            3) Phylogenetic taxonomy                              4) Alpha taxonomy
3.         Assertion(A): Phylogenetic system of classification of plants was proposed in a book Genera plantarum.
             Reason(R):Post-darwinian classifications are phylogenetic classifications.
            1)  A and R are true and R explains A           2) A and R are true but R does not explains A         
3) A is true but R is false                                4) A is false but R is true
4.         Taxonomy includes ……….. basic components
            1) Five                         2) Two                         3) Three                       4) Four
5.         Numerical taxonomy is different from artificial system of classifications in giving
            1) Importance to natural relationships                        2) Importance to evolutionary trends
            3) Importance to all characters                                    4) Importance to serological tests
6.         Assertion (A): Artificial systems are not acceptable due to equal weightage to vegetative and floral characters
            Reason (R): Vegetative characters are not stable and more easily affected by environment
            1)  A and R are true and R explains A           2) A and R are true but R does not explains A         
3) A is true but R is false                                4) A is false but R is true
7.           Match the following
            1) Species plantarum                         A) Hutchinson
            2) Genera plantarum                                    B) Linnaeus
            3) Historia plantaum                                     C) Engler & Prantl  
4) Die narurlichen planzen familien            D) Bentham & Hooker
                                                                                    E) Theophrastus       
            1)1-B,2-D,3-E,4-C                  2) 1)1-B,2-D,3-A,4-C                                                            
            3) 1)1-D,2-B,3-E,4-C              4) 1)1-E,2-D,3-C,4-B
8.         APG system is an example for
            1) Oldest phylogenetic classification          2) Latest natural system of classification
            3) Latest phylogenetic classification           4) Latest alpha taxonomy
9.         Identify the wrong pair in Bentham and Hooker’s system
              1) Classes-3               2) Series-6               3) Natural orders-202     4) Monocot families -34
10.       ,,,,,,,.
            Which of the following is not true with regard to the above floral  formula of mustard?
            1) Bracts & Bracteoles are absent               2) Flower is actinomorphic                                                         3) Flower is incomplete               4) Bicarpellary syncarpus superior ovary
11.       Mother axis in a floral diagram represents
            1) Anterior side           2) Right side            3) Left side                     4) Posterior side
12.       ,,  the number of floral leaves in it is
            1) 14                            2) 10                            3) 16                            4) 18
13.       the number of whorls showing cohesion is/are
            1) 1                              2) 2                              3) 3                              4) 4
14.  Series having same number of cohorts in gamopetalae of Bentham and Hooker system
       I) Disciflorae and Bicarpellatae                         II) Calyciflorae and Inferae
       III) Heteromerae and Thalamiflorae                 IV) Heteromerae and Inferae
       1) I & IV                         2) II & III                     3) only IV                     4) III & IV
15.  Mustard flower is
       1) Actinomorphic, pentamerous, bisexual             2) Zygomorphic, tetramerous, bisexual
       3) Ebracteate, ebracteolate, pentamerous             4) Ebracteate, tetramerous, actinomorphic and bisexual
16.  Plant systematics is the study of
       I) Diversity of plants      II) History of plants    III) Evolutionary relationships among the plants
       1) I & II                           2) II & III                     3) only III                     4) I, II, III
17.  Assertion (A): Numerical taxonomy uses mathematical methods to evaluate observable differences and similarities between taxonomic groups
       Reason (R): Information from other branches like cytology, palynology, phytochemistry but not morphological characters forms criteria in omega taxonomy
       1) Both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true and ‘R’ is correct explanation to ‘A’.
       2) Both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true but ‘R’ is not correct explanation to ‘A’
       3) ‘A’ is true but ‘R’ is false                                 4) ‘A’ is false but ‘R’ is true
18.  The symbols ,  in it’s floral formula indicates that the flower belongs to
       1) Brassicaceae                2) Solanaceae                3) Fabaceae                   4) Liliaceae
19.  The book ‘Families of flowering plants’ contains
       1) Phylogenetic classification of Engler and Prantle
       2) Natural classification of Bentham and Hooker
       3) Sexual system of Linnaeus                               4) Phylogenetic classification of Hutchinson
20.  Based on the number of cohorts arrange the following series of Bentham and Hooker classification in ascending order
       A) Bicarpellatae             B) Thalamiflorae         C) Calyciflorae            D) Heteromerae
       1) B-C-A-D                     2) C-D-B-A                  3) D-A-C-B                  4) A-B-C-D
21.  This character can be represented only in floral diagram
       1) Fusion of floral parts                                        2) Position of gynoecium 
       3) Adhesion of floral parts                                    4) Aestivation of perianth
22.  In Bentham & Hooker’s classification series calyciflorae is
       1) After thalamiflorae and before disciflorae       2) After disciflorae and before inferae
       3) After inferae and before bicarpellatae              4) After heteromerae and before bicarpellatae
23.  How many series are found in the sub class of class dicotyledonae in which cohorts are not created in Bentham and Hooker’s classification?
       1) 7                                  2) 8                                3) 6                                4) 4
24.  Which of the following is not found in a flower of Brassica
       1) Radial symmetry                                               2) Bicarpellary syncarpous gynoecium
       3) Polypetalous corolla                                          4) Epipetalous stamens
25.      How many stamens lie on the antero-posterior line in the flower of Allium cepa?
           1) 2                                2) 3                                3) 4                                4) 6             
26.    Which of the following characters of flowers cannot be represented in floral formula ?
          A. Sexuality of the flower                             B. Symmetry of the flower
          C. Number of floral organs in a whorl      D. Number of locules in the ovary
          E. Cohesion of sepals                                     F. Type of aestivation
          1) A, B, C                     2) D and F                   3) D alone                   4) A, C, E & F
27.      Members of Solanaceae differ with members of Liliaceae by having
            1)Axile placentation                                                2) Hypogynous flowers
            3) Pentamerous flowers                              4) Superior ovary

28.      Match the following :
            List – I                                                           List – II
A)                Meadow saffron                              I) Dracaena aungustifolia
B)                Sarasaparilla                                   II) Gloriosa superba
C)                Spanish dagger                                III) Colchicum autumnale
D)                Red dragon                                       IV) Smilax zeylanica
                                                                                     V) Yucca gloriosa
The correct match is
                        A         B         C         D                                 A         B         C         D
            1)        I           IV        III        V                     2)        III        IV        I           V
            3)        III        IV        V         I                       4)        V         IV        II          III
29.      Study the following characters
             Bicarpellary ovary , syncarpous ovary, bilocular ovary, Superior ovary , unequal lengthed stamens, polypetalous corolla, Six stamens, dry fruit, ovales attached to false septum, Tetramerous flower, Ebracteate flower, bisexual flower, hypogynous flowers
          How many characters  from the above list observed in the taxon “Brassica
            1) 10                                       2) 6                                         3) 12                           4) 13
30.      Liliaceae members with unisexual flowers are
            1)Asparagus, Allium                                                2)Smilax, Gloriosa              
3)Ruscus, Smilax                                                     4)Lilium, Allium
31.      Floral formula    ,   is that of
            1) Kamanchi             2)Onion                     3)Garden pea                        4) Garlic
32.      The ratio of tepals, stamens and carpels of a flower in Allium cepa is
            1) 1 : 2 : 2                  2)2 : 2: 1                    3)1 : 1 : 1                   4) 1 : 1 : 2
33.       Match the following
             List I                                                          List II
a)     Fenu greek                                             I) Medicine
b)     Sunhemp                                                 II) Edible oil
c)     Kanuga                                                    III) Timber
d)     Soya bean                                               IV) Leafy vegetable
                                                                                    V) Fodder plant
            The correct match is
            A         B         C         D                                A           B         C         D
1)        IV        V         I           II                      2)       IV         V         II          I
3)        IV        I           II          III                    4)       IV         III        II          V
34.    A subclass without cohorts
         1)Monocotyledonae      2)Monochlamydeae                              3)Gymnospermae        4)All the above
35.    Arrange the following in ascending order with reference to Bentham and Hooker classification
         I – Total number of cohorts                 II – Natural orders in moncotyledonae
        III – Cohorts in polypetalae                 IV – Total number of series            
         V – Series in Dicotyledonae
         1) V,III,IV,I,II             2)II,I,IV,III,V  3)V,IV,I,II,III            4)III,V,IV,I,II
36.     Floral diagram indicates
          I) Aestivation of perianth parts                             II) Number of floral parts in each whorl
          III) Cohesion and adhesion of floral parts           IV) Sexuality of the flower
          1) I & II only                 2) I, III & IV only             3) I & IV only                  4) I, II, III & IV
37.     Common character between Fabaceae and Solanaceae is                                                                   1) Connation of stamens  2) Union of carpels              3) Union of sepals            4) Aestivation of petals

38.     Identify the plant which shows following characters                                                                      
          I) Bicollateral vascular bundles                       II) Carpels are tilted by an angle of 45°                
          III) Dry dehiscent fruit                                     IV) Solitary terminal inflorescences                      
          1) Solanum                    2) Datura                       3) Atropa                           4) Nicotiana
39.     The book "Die naturlichen planzen familien" was written by                                           
          1) Bentham & Hooker 2) Engler & Prantl         3) Goldberg & Linnaeus    4) A.P. de candolle
40.     Plant from which chemical mutagen (Colchicine) is extracted shows the following stem modification  

          1) Corm                         2) Rhizome                   3) Bulb                               4) Cladode