WBCS ANTHROPOLOGY OPTIONAL PREVIOUS YEARS’ QUESTIONS CHAPTERWISE
We have started a series of posts evaluating the detailed previous years’ WBCS Anthropology question papers. We will publish all previous years’ WBCS Anthropology optional question papers chapter by chapter.
We have assembled these chapter-by-chapter questions following the WBCS mains previous exam questions from 2001 through the most recent exam of 2021.
Below is the detailed syllabus of Chapter 5 Anthropology optional Paper-I (WBCS mains):
5. Human Growth and Nutrition :
5.1Concept of human growth, stages of growth – Pre-natal, Post-natal, Adolescent.
5.2 Factors affecting the growth and development – genetic, environmental, nutritional, socio-
5.3 Methodology of growth study.
All the previous years’ questions of WBCS mains Anthropology optional Chapter 5 of Paper-I:
5. Human Growth and Nutrition
Q1. Define Growth And Development.
Enumerate Different Methodologies Of Growth Study And Their Merits And Demerits. Discuss Factors Affecting Growth With Suitable Examples.  8+10+12=30
Q2. Enumerate Different Methodologies Of Growth Study And Their Merits And Demerits. Discuss Factors Affecting Growth With Suitable Examples. [2020 2019]10+12
Q3. Define Growth.   2
Q4.Define Growth. What Are The Differences Between Growth And Development?
Write A Brief Note On Different Methods Of Growth Study. [2020, 2016] 2+4+9
Q5. Write A Note On Prenatal Diagnosis Emphasizing On Amniocentesis, Chronic Villus Sampling, And Fetal Circulation In Maternal Blood.  20
Q6. Name The Different Stages Of Human Growth With Distinct Characters Of Each Stage. Name And Explain The Different Factors Responsible For Human Growth And Development.  20
Q7. What Do You Understand By Sustainable Development?  10
Q8. What Do You Understand By Sustainable Development? Discuss The Consequences of The Development Is Not Sustainable.  10+10
Q9. What Is Meant By Adolescent Growth? Bring Out Characteristic Features Of Adolescent Growth In Human Male And Female.  20
Q10. Define Fertility. 
Q11.Define Fertility. Bring Out Its Differences From Fecundity.
Give An Account Of Bio-Social Factors Responsible For Differential Fertility In Man.  10+10
Q12. Give An Account Of Different Methodologies Of Growth Study. [2020,2016,2007] 10
Q13. Bring Out Their Merits And Demerits. [2019,2008] 10
Q14. Define Fecundity And Fertility. Give An Account Of The Different Bio-Social Factors Which Influence The Fertility In Human With Suitable Examples.
Briefly State The Role Of Differential Fertility On Demography.  20
Q15. Define Growth And Development. Enumerate Different Methodologies Of Growth Study And Their Merits And Demerits.
Discuss Factors Affecting Growth With Suitable Examples. [2020,2019] 8+10+12
Q16. What Do You Understand By Sustainable Development?
“In The Relationship Between Development And Environment, Adjustment In The Need But Conflict Is Generally Outcome”—Explain.  20
Q17. Explain Whether Developmental Projects Are Inimical Or Not For Tribal Societies. Argue For Your Case.  20
Q18. Explain How The Environmental Factors Affect The Human Growth Rate. What Is Catch-Up Of Compensatory Growth?  20
Q19. Stages Of Human Growth.  10
Q20. Methodologies Of Growth Study.  18
Q21. Give an account of the general causes of nutritional deficiency. What are the various ways of measuring nutritional status?
Discuss the Protein-Calorie Malnutrition in children with reference to stunting and wasting.  5+10+15
That’s all questions that have been asked in this chapter from 2001 to 2021. Keep visiting us regularly for further updates.
We have already published all the previous years’ questions of earlier chapters. You can check them using the references provided below.
Click here to view the WBCS anthropology optional Questions of Chapter 4.
Click here to view the WBCS anthropology optional Questions of Chapter 3.
Click here to view the WBCS anthropology optional Questions of Chapter 2.
Click here to view the WBCS anthropology optional Questions of Chapter 1.
You can check the detailed analysis of the syllabus of the WBCS Anthropology optional paper by clicking here.
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