Previous Year Papers

Download Solved Question Papers Free for Offline Practice and view Solutions Online.

Test Series

Take Zigya Full and Sectional Test Series. Time it out for real assessment and get your results instantly.

Test Yourself

Practice and master your preparation for a specific topic or chapter. Check you scores at the end of the test.

 Multiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions


Which of the following is an accumulation and release centre of neurohormones?

  • Posterior pituitary lobe

  • Intermediate lobe of the pituitary

  • Hypothalamus

  • Hypothalamus



Almost all secretion by the pituitary gland are controlled by hormonal signal from hypothalamus. The neurohormones are secreted and accumulated by hypothalamus.



Which one of the following four secretions is correctly matched with its source, target and nature of action?

  • Secretion Source Target Action
    Gastrin Stomach lining Oxyntic cells Production of HCl
  • Inhibin Sertoli cells Hypothalamus Inhibition of secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone
  • Enterokinase Duodenum Gall bladder Release of bile juice
  • Atrial Natiuretic Factor (ANF) Sinu atrial node (SAN) M- cells of Atria Juxta- glomerular apparatus (JGA) Inhibition of release of renin


Atrial Natiuretic Factor (ANF) Sinu atrial node (SAN) M- cells of Atria Juxta- glomerular apparatus (JGA) Inhibition of release of renin

Atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) is released by wails of the cardiac atrium in response to high sodium concentration, high extracellular fluid volume, or high blood volume. It then acts via various mechanisms to excrete Na, and to cause vasodilation in the circulatory system. It also decreases Na resorption in the renal distal convoluted tubule and cortical collecting duct. It also inhibits renin secretion.

Gastrin is a polypeptide hormone produced by the enteroendocrinc cells of the stomach. It plays an important role in the control of gastric acid secretion.

Inhibin hormone is secreted from corpus luteum, placenta and testes. It supplements the effect of excess sex hormones for depressing gonadotrophic activity (FSH, LH, ICSH) target of inhibin is anterior lobe of pituitary.

Duodenal enterokinase converts trypsinogcn to activate trypsin which, in turn, activates the other pancreatic enzymes.


Which of the following hormone stimulates the gastric secretion ?

  • Enterogastrone

  • Gastrin

  • CCK-PZ

  • Villikinin



Gastrin stimulates the gastric secretion. It is released from the gastric glands.

Enterogasterone is secreted by the duodenal epithelium. It inhibits the secretion of gastric juice and slows gastric contraction.

CCZ- PZ or Cholecystokinin pancreozymin is secreted by entire small intestine. It stimulates the gall bladder to release bile and the pancreas as to release enzymes in the pancreatic juice.

Villikinin accilerates the movement of intestinal villi.


Which hormone causes dilation of blood vessels, increased oxygen consumption and glycogenolysis?

  • ACTH

  • Insulin

  • Adrenalin

  • Adrenalin



Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a hormone produced by adrenal medulla and is secreted in great amounts during emotional states. It elevates the glucose level in blood stream (by glucogenesis) which is accompanied by an increase in oxygen consumption, body temperature, heat production. Adrenaline also causes an increase in the flow of blood by dilating the blood vessels.
Insulin regulates the glucose level in blood.
ACTH (Adreno Corticotropic Hormone) is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates the adrenal cortex.
Glucagon is a polypeptide hormone secreted by the alpha cells of islets of langerhans of pancreas. It acts to promote glycogenolysis.



Which one of the following four glands is correctly matched with the accompanying description ?

  • Thyroid - hyperactivity in young children causes cretinism

  • Thymus - starts undergoing atrophy after puberty

  • Parathyroid - secretes parathormone which promotes movement of calcium ions from blood into bones during calcification

  • Pancreas - Delta cells of the Islets of Langerhans secrete a hormone which stimulates glycolysis in liver


Thymus - starts undergoing atrophy after puberty

The thymus gland is located behind the sternum and between lungs. It is only active until puberty. After puberty, the thymus starts to shrink slowly and become replaced by fat.

The thyroid gland is a vital hormone gland. It plays an important role in the metabolism growth and development of the human body. It helps to regulate many body functions by constantly releasing a steady amount of thyroid hormones into the bloodstream. Cretinism is a type of mental retardation and bodily malformation caused by severe, uncorrected thyroid deficiency.

The major function of parathyroid gland is to maintain the body's calcium and phosphate levels within a very narrow range, so that the nervous and muscular systems can function properly. It secretes parathyroid hormone. It also enhances the excretion of phosphate by the kidneys and its uptake by the cells.

Pancreas is an organ present in abdomen. It plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells. Delta cells is a type of cell found in Islets of Langerhans in pancreas. They form somatostatin, a hormone that inhibits the release of numerous hormones in the body.


A steroid hormone which regulates glucose metabolism is

  • cortisol

  • corticosterone

  • 11-deoxycorticosterone

  • 11-deoxycorticosterone



Cortisol or hydrocortisone is the principal glucocorticoid hormone (corticosterone is more abundant in some small mammals). It regulates the glucose metabolism and promotes gluconeogenesis, especially during starvation and raises blood pressure. Cortisone is an inactive form of cortisol.



Which is gonadotropin hormone

  • GH

  • MSH

  • ADH

  • FSH and LH


FSH and LH

Gonadotropins or gonadotropic hormones are as follows.

(a) Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) : It stimulates growth of ovarian follicles and their secretion of oestrogen in the female and spermatogenesis in the male.

(b) Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone (ICSH) : It activates the Leydig's cells of the testis to secrete androgens. In female it stimulates the corpus luteum of the ovary to secrete progesterone. In female ICSH is termed as LH (Luteinizing Hormone).


Deoxyribonuclease and ribonuclease are secreted by

  • liver

  • stomach

  • pancrease

  • kidney



Deoxyribonuclease and ribonuclease are secreted by pancreas. These enzymes act on DNA and RNA and convert them to deoxyribonucleotides and ribonucleotides, respectively. The optimum pH required by pancreatic juice to secrete these enzymes is 7-8 (alkaline).


Tadpoles of frog can be made to grow as giant sized tadpoles, if they are

  • administered antithyroid substance like thiourea

  • administered large amounts of thyroxine

  • reared on a diet rich in egg yolk

  • reared on a diet rich in both egg yolk and glucose.


administered antithyroid substance like thiourea

Thyroxine, the principal hormone, of thyroid gland, is required for tissue differentiation and metamorphosis (the rapid transformation from the larval to the adult form) in amphibians. Thyroxine triggers a response from the hypothalamus, (probably by a genetic mechanism) followed by the production and release of TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone), thus metamorphosis begins and tadpoles metamorphose into frogs. Thiourea is an organic compound of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and hydrogen, with the formula CSN2H4, or (NH2)2CS. It is similar to urea, except that oxygen atom is replaced by a sulphur atom.


Which one of the following is not a second messenger in hormone action?

  • cGMP

  • Calcium

  • Sodium

  • Sodium



Second messengers are the organic molecules and sometimes the metal ions, acting as intracellular signals, whose production or release usually amplifies a signal such as a hormone, received at the cell surface.
Sodium (Na) is not a second messenger to be discovered.
In addition to cyclic AMP, Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (CGMP) functions as a second messenger in certain cases.
Calcium ions (Ca++) also act as second messenger in phospholipase straight C minus Ca to the power of plus second messenger system.