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WBCS Anthropology Optional Previous Years’ Questions Chapter 6 and 7 of Paper 1

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 6 Anthropology optional Paper-I (WBCS mains):

6. Concept of Health and disease :

6.1 Concept of Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases. (Malaria and Type-2 diabetes
respectively). Nutrition Deficiency related diseases.
6.2 Nutrition – the concept of Macro and Micronutrients and Deficiency.


All the previous years’ questions of WBCS mains Anthropology optional Chapter 6 of Paper-I:

6. Concept Of Health And Disease  

Q1. Give An Account Of Health And Disease Concerning Communicable And Non-Communicable Disease.

Discuss The Association Of Socio-Demographic Variables And Communicable And Noncommunicable Disease With Suitable Examples.

Enumerate Briefly The Effect Of Vitamin Deficiency In Nutrition. [2019] 10+12+8

Q2. Double Burden Of Malnutrition. [2020] 10

Q3. Nutrition Deficiency Related Diseases In Man. [2016] 10 

Below is the detailed syllabus of Chapter 7 Anthropology optional Paper-I (WBCS mains):

7. Human adaptation :

7.1 Concept of Human adaptation and acclimatization – hot, cold, and high altitude. Bergman’s and
Allen’s Rules.
7.2 Anthropometry and its uses in understanding human adaptation (BMI and CI), Physiological
variables (blood pressure, pulse rate), and body composition (fat patterning).

7.1. Concept Of Human Adaptation And Acclimatisation – Hot, Cold, And High Altitude. Bergman’s And Allen’s Rules 


Q1. What Is ‘Adaptation’?

Write A Short Note On Human Adaptation In Respect Of Hot And Cold Climate.  [2016] 10+20 

Q2. Bergmann’s Rule. [2013] 8 

Q3. Briefly Discuss The Concept Of Human Adaptation And Acclimatization.

What Adaptive Changes Occured In Human Living In Hot And Cold Climates And In High  Altitude Regions Of The World?

Briefly Define Bergman’s And Allen’s Rule.  [2018] 10+15+5

7.2. Anthropometry And Its Uses In Understanding Human Adaptation (BMI And CI), Physiological Variable (Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate), Body Composition (Fat Patterning) 

Q1. What Is BMI?

Write Down Recent Classifications Of Nutritional States By Who based on BMI. Critically Evaluate The Use Of Who Classification In Indian Context. [2020] (4+3+8)

Q2. Use Of Anthropometry. [2013] 8



That’s all questions that have been asked in these two chapters from 2001 to 2021.  Keep visiting us regularly for further updates.

We have already published all the previous years’ questions in earlier chapters. You can check them using the references provided below.

Click here to view the WBCS anthropology optional Questions of Chapter 5.

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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Shami Ibrahim

Shami Ibrahim is currently pursuing his Graduation in Economics from IGNOU. He joined Indian Navy in Jan 2021. Medical board out due to injury in training. Cleared UPSC CDS in 2022. Loves playing chess.

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