Recalled Questions: AIPGMEE 2011

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I took this test yesterday, and by all means, it was a disaster. I marked 150 odd questions well, which I thought were repeats from the past papers, but then ended up thinking that it would mean anything to get that few questions right, so I decided to launch an all out attack on the paper, and at final count, had answered 290 questions. I guessed as many as I answered correctly. In some later post, I am going to write about the logic I seemed to follow at the time, but for now, I will try to recall and post as many questions I can remember, from the examination itself. I will post them in instalments of 10 questions each. Lets see how many (and more importantly, from which subjects) I can recall. I agree with Dr. Thameem, who said that no matter whether you answer a specific question correctly or incorrectly, as long as you manage to recall it post-exam, it means that you have some grasp over the subject. So, here goes the post-exam analysis.



1. If a patient has pH 7.45, pCO2 30 and pO2 105, it is a case of partially compensated: [MEDICINE]

a. Respiratory alkalosis

b. Metabolic alkalosis

c. Respiratory acidosis

d. Metabolic acidosis

2. During operation for a BHP, the operative field is restricted to above the verumontanum to prevent injury to which of the following? [SURGERY]

a. Trigone of Bladder

b. External Urethral Sphincter

c. Sphincter Vesicae

d. Urethral Crest

3. Clue cells are seen in: [MICROBIOLOGY]

a. Bacterial Vaginosis

b. Chlamydial Vaginosis

c. Trichomonas Vaginitis

d. ?

4. Blount’s Disease is: [ORTHOPEDICS]

a. Genu Valgum

b. Genu Varum

c. Menisceal tear

d. ?Genu recurvatum

5. All of the following are resistant to DDT except: [PREVENTIVE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE]

a. Musca domesticus

b. Phlebotomus argentipes

c. Anopheles stephensii

d. Cules fatigans

6. Sparrow’s feet marks in the face are seen in: [FORENSIC MEDICINE]

a. Gunshot injuries to head

b. Stab injury of face

c. Vitriolage

d. Injury by shattered windshield glass

7. Buprenorphine is: [PHARMACOLOGY]

a. Partial agonist of Mu receptors

b. Antagonist of Mu Receptors

c. Agonist of Mu Receptors

d. Agonist of Kappa Receptors

8. Which of the following anesthetic agents is contraindicated in a patient with history of hypertension? [ANESTHESIOLOGY]

a. Propofol

b. Ketamine

c. Etomidate

d. ?Diazepam

9. Which of the following is the inotrope of choice for intraoperative management of Right heart failure? [ANESTHESIOLOGY]

a. Milrinone

b. Dopamine

c. Isoprenaline

d. Dobutamine

10. An 8 year old child complains of foul smelling discharge from the right ear for the last year with complaint of severe ear ache. The discharge was cultured and was found to be a Gram Positive cocci. Which if the following is LEAST likely to be the causative agent? [OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY]

a. Pseudomonas

b. Hemophilus influenzae

c. Staphylococcus aureus

d. Streptococcus pneumoniae


DISCLAIMER: So, this is how I remember the questions to be. They may be entirely wrong, maybe mildly wrongly worded, may have had different options, may not even be asked in this examination! This is how and what I remembered, sorry if they’re not! 🙂

Skeptic Oslerphile, Scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!


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