131 Top Industrial Pharmacy MCQs with Answer

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Industrial Pharmacy MCQs with Answer

Industrial Pharmacy MCQs Topics:

  • Unit 1 Preformulation Studies MCQ
  • Unit 2 Tablets MCQ
  • Unit 3 Capsules MCQ
  • Unit 4 Parenteral Products MCQ
  • Unit 5 Cosmetics MCQ
  • Unit 5 Pharmaceutical Aerosols MCQ
  • Unit 5 Packaging Material MCQ

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List of Industrial Pharmacy MCQs:

Industrial Pharmacy Tablets MCQs

1. Which one is called dosage form?

  1. Suspension
  2. Tablet
  3. Emulsion
  4. Solution

2. The multi-unit dosage form is

  1. Tablet
  2. Capsule
  3. Ointment
  4. All of the above

3. Which dosage form is exempted from the Disintegration Test?

  1. Conventional tablets
  2. Sugar-coated tablets
  3. Chewable tablets
  4. Enteric-coated tablet

4. Which one cannot be used as an oral tablet

  1. NSAIDs
  2. Proteins
  3. Antibiotics
  4. Hormones

5. The peak and valley effect is associated with the following products:

  1. Sustained Release dosage forms
  2. Large-volume parenteral products
  3. Conventional dosage forms
  4. All of the above

6. Which types of tablets can not be manufactured with API

  1. With a very short half-life
  2. Which is destroyed in GIT
  3. 1 & 2 both
  4. None of the above

7. Which types of dosage forms do not require water to intake?

  1. Conventional Tablets
  2. Chewable Tablets
  3. Effervescent Tablets
  4. All of the above

8. Wurster process is associated with

  1. Dry granulation
  2. Fluidized Bed Coating
  3. Sieving
  4. None of the above

9. According to USP, Sparingly soluble means the Parts of solvent required for one part of solute are

  1. 20-50
  2. 100-180
  3. 30-100
  4. Less than 1

10. At a specified temperature, the maximum qty. of solute that can dissolve in a qty. of solvent is known as

  1. Dissolution
  2. Diffusion
  3. Solubility
  4. Capacity

11. PH of the solution depends on which laws

  1. Henry’s Law
  2. HENDERSON-HASSELBALCH equation
  3. Charle’s law
  4. Dalton’s Law

12. Stability testing is done to

  1. To examine the shelf life of any product
  2. To determine the components used for packaging
  3. To examine the pre-formulation stage
  4. All of the above

13. Which of the following tablets is designed to prevent medicine absorption in the stomach?

  1. Film-coated tablet
  2. Enteric-coated tablet
  3. Sugar Coated tablet
  4. Chewable tablet

14. Which of the following tablets is also known as a ball’s-eye tablet?

  1. Sugar Coated tablet
  2. Inlay Tablet
  3. Chewable tablet
  4. Lozenges

15. Which of the following pills is dissolved below the tongue?

  1. Sublingual tablet
  2. Buccal tablet
  3. Lozenges
  4. Troches

Industrial Pharmacy Preformulation MCQs

16. The ratio of bulk volume to void volume is known as

  1. Tapped density
  2. Porosity
  3. Bulk density
  4. Granule volume

17. Hausner Ratio is

  1. Bulk density / Tapped density
  2. Tapped density / Bulk density
  3. Bulk volume / Void volume
  4. Void volume / Bulk volume

18. _ is the ratio of the mean residence time to the absorption time

  1. Dissolution number
  2. Absorption number
  3. Dose number
  4. Intrinsic dissolution

19. According to (BCS) System, Class II drugs have

  1. High solubility/High permeability
  2. Low solubility /High permeability
  3. High solubility /Low permeability
  4. Low solubility /Low permeability

20. Accelerated stability testing is done to

  1. Predict the shelf of the formulation
  2. Predict the dissociation constant
  3. Predict the diffusion constant
  4. Determine activation energy

21. Which of the following is not used as diluents?

  1. Lactose
  2. Microcrystalline cellulose
  3. Calcium Carbonate
  4. Poly Vinyl Pyrrolidone

22. Tablets are coated to…..?

  1. To protect the tablets from the external environment
  2. To mask bitter tastes
  3. To make swallowing easier
  4. All of the above

23. Why tragacanth is not used as a binder because it…..

  1. Require large amounts
  2. Harden on storage
  3. is Incompatible with most drugs
  4. Suitable in warm conditions

24. Dried corn starch is mixed with granules for the purpose of

  1. Lubrication
  2. Disintegration
  3. Whiteness
  4. Binder

25. The adhesion of tablet material to the die wall is called

  1. Mottling
  2. Sticking
  3. Picking
  4. Capping

26. If the average weight of the tablet is 300mg, then the allowed weight variation is

  1. 10%
  2. 7.5%
  3. 5%
  4. 1%

27. The test used to determine the tablet’s resistance to abrasion is called as

  1. Hardness test
  2. Disintegration test
  3. Friability test
  4. None of the above

28. Specified disintegration time For sugar-coated tablets

  1. 5 minutes
  2. 30 minutes
  3. 60 minutes
  4. 120 minutes

29. Ordinary tablets possess a hardness of

  1. 3 kg/cm2
  2. 4.5 kg/cm2
  3. 5 kg/cm2
  4. 1 kg/cm2

30. Which of the following method preferably used for the manufacturing of Aspirin?

  1. Direct compression
  2. Wet granulation
  3. Dry granulation
  4. Both 1 & 3

31. Cam Guide tracks are used in compression machines for

  1. Feeding the granules
  2. Adjusting the shape
  3. Guiding movement of punches
  4. Compress the granules

32. In the Dry granulation process, slugging is carried out by

  1. Oscillating granulation
  2. Hammer mill
  3. Chilsonator roller compactor/compression machine
  4. Fluidized bed granulator

33. Subcoating is done on tablets

  1. To avoid deterioration due to microbial attack
  2. To Increase the size of the tablet
  3. To prevent solubility in an acidic medium
  4. To avoid stickiness

34. To get a stable emulsion phase volume ratio is

  1. 26/74
  2. 52/48
  3. 74/26
  4. 48/52

35. In an emulsion, the distribution of globules is not uniform in the emulsion. This stage is called

  1. Caking
  2. Creaming
  3. Breaking
  4. Coalescence

36. On a commercial scale, the emulsion is prepared by which methods

  1. Homogenization
  2. Dialysis
  3. Freezing
  4. Centrifugation

37. In the Dry gum method, a 4:2:1 ratio consists of

  1. oil, water, emulsifier
  2. water, oil, emulsifier
  3. emulsifier, water, emulsifier
  4. oil, emulsifier, water

38. The dry Gum Method is also known as

  1. Continental method.
  2. English method
  3. Bottle method
  4. Forbe’s method

39. Draughts contain

  1. 1-3 doses
  2. 5 doses
  3. 10 doses
  4. 7 doses

40. The Ball growth phase is also known as

  1. Coalescence phase
  2. Abrasion transfer phase
  3. Layering phase
  4. Nucleation phase

41. Which of the following does not involve in the pelletization process?

  1. Agitation
  2. Compaction
  3. Sieving
  4. Globulation

42. The process of converting a liquid droplet into a solid spherical particle using liquid nitrogen is known as

  1. Peptization
  2. Cryopelletization
  3. Microencapsulation
  4. Spheronization

43. Which of the following can be used as a solvent for parenteral Preparation

  • PEG 400
  • Dimethyl acetamide
  • Benzyl benzoate
  • All of the above

44. An injection given directly into an artery is called as

  1. Inter-arterial
  2. Intra-arterial
  3. Extra arterial
  4. Intravenous

45. Which of the following is a sweet, sticky preparation with medicaments to exert a local action on the mucous membrane of the throat

  1. Draught
  2. Lotion
  3. Linctus
  4. Liniment

46. Which of the following are the desired features of good suspension:

  1. The particles which settle down should not deposit at the bottom as hard cake and are easy to suspend on shaking.
  2. It should be free from grittiness.
  3. It should be stable in case of physical-chemical and microbial attacks.
  4. All of the above

47. The Ratio of the ultimate volume of sediment to the actual volume of sediment before settling is called

  1. Degree of flocculation
  2. Sedimentation volume
  3. Emulsification volume
  4. Phase volume ratio

48. The ability of a substance dissolves in a given solvent depends on

  1. The nature and strength of the forces in the solute
  2. the Nature and intensity of the forces present in the solvent
  3. Solute-Solvent Interaction
  4. All of the above

49. Dimethyl acetamide is not been used as a co-solvent in oral liquids

  1. Due to objectionable odor
  2. Due to objectionable taste
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

Industrial Pharmacy Capsules MCQs

50. Which of the following is a type of capsule

  1. Hard gelatine
  2. Soft gelatine
  3. Layered capsule
  4. Both 1 and 2

51. The smallest size of the capsule most widely used is

  1. 0
  2. 5
  3. 2
  4. 000

52. Erweka KEA is used in capsule manufacturing for

  1. As weighing machine
  2. To fill pellets into capsules
  3. For dusting and polishing of capsules
  4. To remove unfilled or unjoined joined capsule

53. Capsule no “0” has a capacity of

  1. 250 mg
  2. 450 mg
  3. 350 mg
  4. 650 mg

54. Sulfur dioxide is used in gelatine preparation to

  1. As a coloring agent
  2. To prevent decomposition
  3. To reduce bitterness
  4. All of the above

55. The isoelectric point of Type A gelatine is

  1. 10
  2. Between 7 and 9
  3. Between 4.7 and 5.3
  4. Between 12 and 15

56. The disintegration time of the soft gelatin capsule is

  1. 15 minutes
  2. 60 minutes
  3. 30 minute
  4. 5 minute

57. Basic empty capsule shells are made from a mixture of

  1. Sugar
  2. Water
  3. Gelatine
  4. All of the above

58. Which of the following is used as a stabilizer in parenteral dosage form?

  1. Acetates
  2. Tetrasodium edentate
  3. Creatinine
  4. Benzyl alcohol

59. The most commonly used antimicrobial agent for intraperitoneal dialysis fluid is

  1. Chlorocresol
  2. Benzalkonium chloride
  3. Alcohol
  4. None of the above

60. Which of the following are the states of the nucleation phase?

  1. Pendular
  2. Funicular
  3. Capillary
  4. All of the above

61. Vehicle for parenteral preparation which also possesses antioxidant activity

  1. Ethanol
  2. Olive oil
  3. Sesame oil
  4. Cotton seed oil

62. Which of the following is used as Bulking agent for parenteral preparations

  1. Carbolic acid
  2. Sorbitol
  3. Benzyl alcohol
  4. Benzoic acid

63. Thiomersal is used in parenteral products as

  1. Buffer
  2. Antimicrobial agent
  3. Antioxidant
  4. Chelating agent

64. The pyrogenic activity of pyrogens is associated with

  1. 0-antigenic side chain
  2. Lipid A portion
  3. Central polysaccharide
  4. All of the above

65. How much concentration of Benzalkonium chloride is used as a preservative in eye drops?

  1. 10% w/v
  2. 0.01% w/v
  3. 0.05% w/v
  4. 1% w/v

66. The direction “To be used within 30 days after first opening.” is given for __

  1. Suppositories
  2. Mixture
  3. Eye drops
  4. Paste

67. In eye drops, a thickening agent is used to

  1. Wash eyes
  2. Prolong contact with the eye
  3. Lubricate contact lenses
  4. None of these

68. The concentration of solids in ophthalmic suspension should be

  1. Less than 30%
  2. Less than 10%
  3. Less than 5%
  4. Less than 15%

69. Which of the following is used as a vehicle in ophthalmic drops

  1. Methanol
  2. Ethanol
  3. Isopropyl alcohol
  4. Boric acid

70. Which of the following is used as a preservative in ophthalmic preparations?

  1. Phenol
  2. Benzalkonium chloride
  3. Benzoic acid
  4. Chlorocresol

Industrial Pharmacy MCQs for Cosmetic

71. The role of Zinc pyridinium thiol N-oxide in shampoos as

  1. Surfactant
  2. Conditioning agent
  3. Anti-dandruff agent
  4. Preservative

72. This is not true for a good lipstick

  1. b) It should be smooth and easy to apply
  2. a) It should melt at body temperature
  3. c) It should have a high retention of color
  4. d) It should have a pleasant odor and test

73. Which of the following mainly contains Titanium dioxide

  1. Cold cream
  2. Suncream
  3. Moisturizing cream
  4. All of the above

74. Which of the following ingredient in vanishing cream is used for giving a white shining appearance

  1. Beeswax
  2. Stearic acid
  3. Borax
  4. Potassium hydroxide

75. Which of the following in the vanishing cream is used for its emollient effect

  1. Stearic acid
  2. KOH
  3. Cetyl alcohol
  4. Glycerin

76. The %age of the oily phase in vanishing cream is

  1. 50-55 %
  2. 40-60 %
  3. 20-25 %
  4. 10-15 %

77. The texture of Vanishing Creams depends on

  1. The amount of stearic acid
  2. The number of Surfactants
  3. The amount of stearic acid & alkali
  4. The amount of Alkali

78. Which of the following is the most effective sunscreen?

  1. PABA
  2. Titanium dioxide
  3. Ferric oxide
  4. Menthyl salicylate

79. 4-methyl-7-diethylamine coumarin is used as _ _ in shampoo

  1. Conditioning agent
  2. Pearlescent agent
  3. Surfactants
  4. Sequestrants

80. Which of the following propellant used for topical pharmaceutical aerosols?

  1. Trichloro mono fluoro methane
  2. Propane
  3. Dichloro difluoro methane
  4. Dichloro tetra fluoro ethane

81. Which apparatus is used to determine the flash point of aerosol products

  1. Coulter counter
  2. Tag open-cup apparatus
  3. Rheometer
  4. Osmometer

82. The size of suspended particles in aerosol products ideally ranges from

  1. 2-4 u
  2. 20-25 u
  3. 0.5-4 u
  4. 150-200 u

83. Storage condition for pharm aerosol is

  1. Below 90°F
  2. Below 120°F
  3. Below 10°F
  4. Below 100°F

84. The Vapour pressure of propellant for aerosol is calculated from

  1. Boyle’s law
  2. Fick’s law
  3. Dalton’s law
  4. Stoke’s law

85. Functioning of the actuator is

  1. Convey liquid from the bottom
  2. Ease the opening and close the valve
  3. Propel the content
  4. Non of these

86. The term PSIG in reference to aerosols means

  1. Propellant safety in glass
  2. Pounds per square inch gauge
  3. Per square inch of glass
  4. Atmospheric pressure

87. The Dip tube of the aerosol container is made from

  1. Polypropylene
  2. Glass
  3. Stainless steel
  4. Aluminium

88. In aerosol regulation of dose is concerned with

  1. Propellant
  2. Actuator
  3. Metered valve
  4. Dip tube

89. Which one of the following devices is used to increase the efficiency of drug delivery via aerosols

  1. Metered valve
  2. Tube spacer
  3. Actuator
  4. Pressure valve

90. The container used to protect the product from contamination and as well as from loss of contents during use is called

  1. Airtight containers
  2. Well-closed containers
  3. Light-resistance containers
  4. Multiple-dose containers

91. Type III glass is also known as

  1. General-purpose soda lime glass
  2. Soda-lime glass
  3. Borosilicate glass
  4. Treated Soda Lime glass

92. Which of the following is used as Vulcanizing agent in the manufacture of rubber closure?

  1. Activated carbon black
  2. Talc
  3. Sulphur
  4. Stearic acid

93. The package composed of a base layer having cavities that hold the pharmaceutical product and a lid is called

  1. Strip Package
  2. Child-resistant package
  3. Blister Package
  4. Well-closed package

94. The unequal distribution of color on the surface of the tablet is called

  1. Weight Variation
  2. Capping
  3. Mottling
  4. Picking

95. Tablets are placed under the tongue where they dissolve and disintegrate

  1. Enteric-coated tablet
  2. Dispersible tablet
  3. Chewable tablet
  4. Sublingual tablet

96. According to BCS classification, the drugs having low solubility and high permeability are classified in

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

97. A compound having Hausner’s ratio of less than 1.25 indicates

  1. Poor flow
  2. Excellent flow
  3. Good flow
  4. High flow

98. is the ratio of the mean residence time to the absorption time

  1. Dissolution number
  2. Absorption number
  3. Dose number
  4. Intrinsic dissolution

99. Which of the following is not used as diluents?

  1. Lactose
  2. Microcrystalline cellulose
  3. Poly Vinyl Pyrrolidone
  4. Calcium Carbonate

100. Disintegration time for film-coated tablets is

  1. 15 min.
  2. 30 min.
  3. 5 min.
  4. 120 min.

101. The dry gum method is also known as

  1. English method
  2. Continental method
  3. Bottle method
  4. Forbes method

102. Powders having carr’s index(%) >40 show ..

  1. Excellent flow
  2. Good flow
  3. Very very poor flow
  4. Passable flow

103. According to IP, the limit of wt. variation for tablets having avg. wt. less than 80 mg is

  1. 7.5%
  2. 10%
  3. 5%
  4. 15%

104. The powder flow is said to be excellent if the angle of repose (in degrees) is

  1. 31-35
  2. 36-40
  3. < 25
  4. > 40

105. Hausner’s Ratio is

  1. Bulk density/ Tapped density
  2. Tapped density/ Bulk density
  3. Bulk density/ Void density
  4. Void density/ Bulk density

106. Bull’s- eye tablet is

Bulls eye tablets
  1. Layered tablets
  2. Inlay tablets
  3. Compression-coated tablet
  4. None of the above

107. For sugar-coated tablets, the specified disintegration time is

  1. 15 min.
  2. 60 min.
  3. 30 min.
  4. 120 min.

108. On a commercial scale, emulsions are prepared by

  1. Centrifugation
  2. Homogenization
  3. Dialysis
  4. Freezing

109. Apparatus used for the evaluation of tablet friability

  1. Monsanto tester
  2. Roche friabilator
  3. Disintegration apparatus
  4. Rotary tablet press

110. Following is the method of particle size measurement

  1. Compressibility
  2. Sieving
  3. Hygroscopicity
  4. Bioavailability

111. the pH of the solution depends on

  1. Henty’s law
  2. Henderson-Hasselbalch equation
  3. Charle’s law
  4. Dalton’s law

112. Soft gelatin capsules consist of

  1. Body and cap
  2. Single Piece (no cap and body)
  3. Both 1 & 2
  4. None of the above

113.……… is a defect in which the film of a tablet becomes dull or hazed after a prolonged period of storage

  1. Chipping
  2. Blushing
  3. Blooming
  4. Blistering

114. Which of the following method preferably prepared for the manufacturing of aspirin?

  1. Direct Compression
  2. Dry granulation
  3. Wet granulation
  4. Both a & c

115. Which one of the following is not a route of administration?

  1. Intravenous (IV)
  2. Oral
  3. Dissolution
  4. Topical

116. tablet bypassing through the stomach and disintegrating in the intestine

  1. Buccal tablet
  2. Enteric-coated tablet
  3. Effervescent tablets
  4. Vaginal tablets

117. Which of the following is used as a vulcanizing agent in the manufacture of rubber closure?

  1. Activated carbon black
  2. Sulphur
  3. Talc
  4. Stearic acid

118. Type Ill glass is also known as

  1. General-purpose soda lime glass
  2. Soda-lime glass
  3. Borosilicate glass
  4. Treated soda lime glass

119. The term PSIG in reference to aerosols means

  1. Propellant safety in glass
  2. Pound per square inch gauge
  3. per square inch of glass
  4. Atmospheric pressure

Industrial Pharmacy Parenteral MCQs

120. Which of the following dosage form is having maximum bioavailability?

  1. Tablet
  2. Parenteral
  3. Emulsion
  4. None of the above

121. The parenteral dosage form must be

  1. Sterile
  2. Clear
  3. Isotonic
  4. All the above

122. The usual volume for an intrathecal route of administration is

  1. 0.5-2 ml
  2. 1-4 ml
  3. 2-5 ml
  4. 5-10 ml

123. pKa for basic drugs ranges from…

  1. 3-7.5
  2. 7-8.5
  3. 7-11
  4. 11-13

124. X-ray powder diffractometry of amorphous form gives……

  1. Sharp peak
  2. Diffused peak
  3. Both sharp/diffused
  4. None of the above

125. Co- solvents can be used to is to improve….

  1. Dielectric constant
  2. Solubility
  3. pKa
  4. pH

126. Chemical modification can be used to improve-

  1. Solubility
  2. Optical activity
  3. Solvate formation
  4. None

127. Benzalkonium chloride is generally used as

  1. Antioxidant
  2. Preservative
  3. Surfactant
  4. Solubilizing agent

128. Distillation is one of the methods of preparation of –

  1. WFI
  2. Solution
  3. Emulsion
  4. None

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