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1. The number of minutiae in correlative position to establish positive identity from fingerprints in India is:

  1. 8
  2. 10
  3. 12
  4. 16

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2. Assertion (A): Fingerprints identify a person conclusively.

Reason (R): Because fingerprints can be duplicated in 1 in 10,00,000 population.

  1. Both A and R are false
  2. A is false but R is true
  3. A is true but R is false
  4. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of (A)

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3. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

  1. Monozygotic twins have identical DNA.
  2. Monozygotic twins have identical fingerprints.
  3. Two fingers cannot have exactly the same fingerprints.
  4. Two or more persons may have similar DNA.

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4. The study of fingerprints is also known as

  1. Anthropometry
  2. Dermatology
  3. Dermatoglyphics
  4. Ergonomics

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5. Who discovered poroscopy?

  1. Edward Henry
  2. Francis Galton
  3. William Herschell
  4. Edmund Locard

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6. The new borns are best identified by:

  1. Fingerprints
  2. Footprints
  3. Facial features
  4. Lip prints

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7. Rugoscopy is the study of

  1. Lip prints
  2. Fingerprints
  3. Palatal prints
  4. Footprints

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8. The science of fingerprint was demonstrated by

  1. Syndey Smith
  2. Francis Galton
  3. Spilsbury
  4. Issac Newton

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9. Ridge ending can also be said as which of the following:

  1. Galton’s detail
  2. Ridge characteristics
  3. Ridge detail
  4. All of the above

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10. Which of the following types of the sweat glands are found in ridged skin?

  1. Sebaceous glands 
  2. Apocrine glands
  3. Eccrine glands
  4. Both Eccrine and Apocrine glands

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11. Select from the following lists of glands, which are not present in the palm skin (ridged skin):

(i) Sweat glands (ii) Sebaceous glands (iii) Endocrine glands (iv) Epicrine glands

  1. (ii) and (iv)
  2. (i), (ii) and (iv)
  3. (ii) and (iii)
  4. (i), (iii) and (iv)

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12. Ridge structure in fingerprints is mainly determined by which of the following?

  1. Epidermis
  2. Sebum glands
  3. Dermal papillae
  4. Sweat glands

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13. The layer of cells between the epidermis and dermis is called as

  1. Minutiae
  2. Dermal papillae
  3. Sweat pores
  4. Friction ridges

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14. Which of the following glands are absent on Palmar and Plantar surfaces?

  1. Eccrine glands
  2. Apocrine glands
  3. Sebaceous glands
  4. None of the above

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15. Arrange the following epidermal layers in correct order:

I. Stratum granulosum II. Stratum germinativum III. Stratum Lucidum IV. Stratum spinosum


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

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