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1. The objectives of a medicolegal autopsy include:

(a) Identification of the victim
(b) Determine time since death
(c) Determine the cause of death
(d) Identify the accused

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  1. (c) and (d) are correct.
  2. (b), (c) and (d) are correct.
  3. (a), (b) and (c) are correct.
  4. (a) and (d) are correct.

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2. Assertion (A): Forensic taphonomy is the study of the history of the body after death.

Reason (R): Forensic taphonomy includes study of weathering of bones, scavenging disarticulation, transport of dead bodies, etc. helping understand the circumstances in which death occurred.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are correct
  2. Both (A) and (R) are incorrect
  3. (A) is correct but (R) is incorrect
  4. (R) is correct but (A)  is incorrect

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3. In which year was the Coroner’s Act, 1871 replaced in India?

  1. 1997
  2. 1998
  3. 1999
  4. 2000

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4. In roadside vehicular accidents police bring the body of the victim for autopsy. The type of autopsy performed is

  1. Clinical autopsy
  2. Medicolegal autopsy
  3. Anatomical autopsy
  4. All of the above are same

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5. Who among the following is authorized to opine on the cause of death?

  1. General Surgeon
  2. Medicolegal Expert
  3. Anthropologists
  4. Radiologist

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6. Beneke’s technique is used during post-mortem to

  1. Remove heart from infants
  2. Open skull in infants
  3. Remove enlarged prostate gland
  4. Open the body from back

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7. The term “VIRTOPSY” is used for

  1. Use of computed tomography in autopsy
  2. Use of dactylography in autopsy
  3. Use of virtual reality in autopsy
  4. Use of infrared rays in conducting autopsy

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8. Assertion A: The Iodine silver plate transfer method was considered to be a practical technique for the recovery of latent fingerprints on the skin in the past.

Reason R: Skin area suspected to contain latent fingerprints is first fumed with an iodine fuming gun. Once the latent print image is developed, then the image is transferred onto a silver plate exposed to strong light and evaluated.

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

Answer and Explanation

9. Features of antemortem burns include:

(i) Cherry red color of blood
(ii) Pugilistic attitude
(iii) Singeing of hair
(iv) Soot in air ways


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

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10. Image of body organs can be obtained by which of the following instruments?

  1. AAS
  2. Polarizing Microscope
  3. Fluorescent Microscope
  4. NMR

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11. The presence of black particles in the airways is suggestive of

  1. Chronic smoker
  2. Melanoma of airways
  3. Inhalation of smoke
  4. None of the above

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12. Chronological order of post-mortem changes after death is

  1. Loss of reflexes, foul smell, adipocere, and hypostasis
  2. Loss of reflexes, hypostasis, foul smell, and adipocere
  3. Adipocere, foul smell, hypostasis and loss of reflexes
  4. Foul smell, loss of reflexes, adipocere, and hypostasis

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13. Arrange the changes that appear in a Cadaver in sequential order :

  1. Cooling, Rigor, Marbling, Mummification.
  2. Rigor, Cooling, Marbling, Mummification.
  3. Rigor, Marbling, Cooling, Mummification.
  4. Cooling, Rigor, Mummification, Marbling.

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14. The sequence of post-mortem changes in a cadaver includes

  1. Rigor mortis, primary flaccidity, secondary flaccidity, marbling
  2. Primary flaccidity, secondary flaccidity, rigor mortis, marbling
  3. Marbling, secondary flaccidity, primary flaccidity, rigor mortis
  4. Primary flaccidity, rigor mortis, secondary flaccidity, marbling

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15. Arrange the following post-mortem changes in ascending order:

(i) Cooling of the body  (ii) Greenish discoloration of abdomen   (iii)  Rigor mortis  (iv) Marbling


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

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16. The term “Inborn errors of metabolism” was coined by

  1. Charles Darwin
  2. Francis Galton
  3. Alfred Russell Wallace
  4. A.E. Garrod

Answer and Explanation

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