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HPSSSB Staff nurse exam - Questions and Answers | Nursing exam preparation

This post is focused on Staff Nurse Examination conducted by HPSSSB. I took these questions with reference to the examination held in 2016 and sharing with you. Hope all the nursing aspirants of Devbhoomi would like this post. Any suggestions and improvements are always welcome.


1. Adequacy of fluid replacement in a patient with shock is best determined by:
a) Systolic blood pressure above 100 mm Hg
b) Diastolic blood pressure above 100mm Hg
c) Urine output of 30 ml per hour
d) Urine output of 50 ml per hour
ANS : (c)

2. The most common symptom of a sliding hiatal hernia is :
a) Feeling of fullness
b) Difficulty in breathing
c) Gastroesophageal reflux
d) All of the above
ANS : (c)

3. The axial skeleton consists of :
a) 40 bones
b) 80 bones
c) 100 bones
d) 126 bones
ANS : (b)

4. Quarantine is related to :
a) Maximum incubation period
b) Minimum incubation period
c) Serial interval
d) Generation time
ANS : (a)

5. Persistent lack of appetite often occurring with vomiting and severe weight loss is referred to as :
a) Stuttering
b) Anorexia Nervosa
c) Bulimia Nervosa
d) Pica
ANS: (b)

6. The most common method of reproduction of bacteria is :
a) Binary fission
b) Budding
c) Fusion
d) Spore formation 
ANS: (a)

7. The first indicator of PEM is :
a) Underweight for age
b) Underweight for height
c) Underweight for economic status
d) Underheight for age
ANS: (a)

8. While assessing vital signs of a patient having recurrent attack of seizures the nurse should :
a) Take an axillary temperature every 4 hour
b) Observe for bradycardia
c) Observe for bradypnea
d) All of the above
ANS: (a)

9. A patient who keeps repeating a word over and over demonstrating :
a) Neologism
b) Circumstantiality
c) Stereotype
d) Senility
ANS: (c)

10. The nurse is assessing vital signs of a patient with head injury. Which of the following findings indicates increased intracranial pressure :
a) Tachycardia
b) Bradypnea
c) Widened pulse pressure
d) Decreased body temperature
ANS: (c)

11. A hormone that stimulates the flow of pancreatic enzyme is :
a) Entrocrinin
b) Pancreozymin
c) Enterogastrone
d) Cholecystokinin
ANS: (b)

12. Objective measurement of a patient's level of consciousness is best determined by using the Glasgow scale is called :
a) Consciousness scale
b) Communication scale
c) Coma scale
d) Stimuli scale
ANS: (c)

13. When planning care for a person with a burn on the upper part of the body involving face and neck. Which of the following nursing diagnosis should take the highest priority :
a) Fluid volume deficit
b) Body image disturbances
c) Ineffective airway clearance
d) Risk of infection
ANS: (c)

14. After lumber laminectomy nurses should :
a) Encourage the patient to cough
b) Instruct the patient to bend knees when turning
c) Assess the patient for indications of peritonitis
d) Logroll the patient by using draw sheet
ANS: (c)

15. Pulse pressure of B.P. 140/90 mm of Hg is :
a) 50 mm of Hg
b) 140 mm of Hg
c) 90 mm of Hg
d) None of the above
ANS: (d)

16. A patient admitted in emergency ward with diagnosis of cardiac arrest. Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation is to be given. The nurse knows that ratio of compression to ventilation to adult by one person is :
a) 5:1
b) 15:2
c) 1:5
d) 10:2
ANS: (a)

17. The time required to read the Mantoux test :
a) 12 to 24 hours
b) 24 to 48 hours
c) 48 to 72 hours
d) > 72 hours
ANS: (c)

18. Drugs that contract pupil of the eye is called:
a) Meiotic
b) Mydriatics
c) Lozenges
d) Demulcents
ANS: (a)

19. Antidote of Magnesium Sulphate is :
a) Calcium gluconate
b) Diazepam
c) Calcium Chloride
d) Nelorphine hydrochloride
ANS: (a)

20. Wilm's tumor is a condition affecting :
a) Kidney
b) Bone
c) Liver
d) Brain
ANS: (a)

21. Waiter's tip position is seen in :
a) Bell's palsy
b) Facial palsy
c) Erb's palsy
d) Congenital dislocation of hips
ANS: (c)

22. For administering 3000 ml of fluid in 24 hours the flow rate is :
a) 15 drops/minute
b) 31 drops/minute
c) 45 drops/minute
d) 60 drops/minute
ANS: (b)

23. Relationship of fetal head and limbs to its trunk is called :
a) Lie
b) Presentation
c) Attitude
d) Position
ANS: (c)

24.Diagnostic of rabies :
a) Guarnieri bodies
b) Negri bodies
c) Cow dry A body
d) Cow dry B body
ANS: (b)

25. Fothergill's operation is done for:
a) Cervical tear 
b) Cervical cancer
c) Uterine infection
d) Uterine prolapsed
ANS: (d)


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