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Interview Questions for Social Work
1. The author of the famous article “Is Social Work a Profession ?” is :
(A) Octavia Hill
(B) Abraham Flexner
(C) Mary Richmond
(D) Ernest Greenwood
2. Recognition of the right and need of clients to freedom in making their own choices and decisions, is termed as :
3. Putting oneself in the shoes of another person and understanding his/her feelings and experiences is :
4. The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan was set up as an autonomous agency under ………………… .
(A) Government of India’s Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
(B) Government of India’s Ministry of Social Welfare.
(C) Government of India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
(D) Government of India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development.
5. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development is located at :
(A) Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala
(B) Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
(C) Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
(D) Shivagiri, Karnataka
6. Clinical social work primarily focuses on ……………… .
(A) Holistic and Generalist
(B) Integrated and Holistic
(C) Assessment, diagnosis and treatment
(D) Only counselling
7. Ecological Social Work orientation is …………… .
(B) Ecological Balance
(C) Ecosystem management
(D) Integrated, holistic and generalists
8. Youth are defined as those aged ……………….. in the National Youth Policy (2014).
(A) 15 to 35 years
(B) 15 to 29 years
(C) 15 to 25 years
(D) 15 to 20 years
9. Cooley has classified groups into …………………. .
(A) Lower and upper group
(B) Low and high group
(C) Primary and secondary group
(D) Rich and poor group
10. Praise by social worker for on time task submission is known as ………………………. .
(A) Positive instigation
(B) Positive reinforcement
(C) Negative punishment
(D) Positive morale
11. Society is ……………… of social relationship.
12. Murray has defined social stratification as a ………………… .
(A) Horizontal division
(B) Vertical division
(C) Upper division
(D) Lower division
13. Kurt Lewin’s Change Model involving three stages are …………….. .
(A) Freezing, Changing, Refreezing
(B) Unfreezing, Changing, Refreezing
(C) Unfreezing, Deep-freezing, Refreezing
(D) Changing, Refreezing, Unfreezing
14. Which one of the following is not a principle of community organisation ?
(A) Principle of specific objectives
(B) Principle of individualisation
(C) Principle of people’s participation
(D) Principle of democratic function
15. An important purpose of casework is to :
(A) Get necessary resources for the client
(B) Ensure that the client gets the treatment that she needs
(C) Bring about the desired change in the person’s life and her social environment
(D) Write case history
16. The caseworker met her visually challenged client and spoke to her at length about various challenges and concerns faced by her. This was a ……………………….. .
(A) Structured interview
(B) Pre interview
(C) In-depth interview
(D) Long interview
17. Where the client is unable to understand the nature of the problem and the causative factors, the required assistance is called :
18. Social group work is a method of social work which ………………… .
(A) Helps individuals to enhance their social functioning.
(B) Helps growth through conflicts.
(C) Helps to cope more effectively with financial problems of members.
(D) Helps members to get trained in counselling skills.
19. An effective group has ………………. .
(A) A democratic group leader
(C) Limitless freedom for members
(D) Obedient members
20. The duration of the Social Group Work process should be ……………… .
(A) As long as the group wants.
(B) According to the convenience of the worker.
(C) Determined before the process begins.
(D) Based on achievement of specific objectives of group.
21. Social Group Work is a process by which …………………. .
(A) Individuals are helped to compete with others in the group.
(B) Social functioning is enhanced through purposeful group experience.
(C) Social functioning is enhanced through recreation.
(D) Social functioning of group is given importance.
22. Which one of the following is the correct objective of Social Group Work ?
(A) To facilitate groupism within the community
(B) To increase groups in a community
(C) To render financial aid and assistance to group members
(D) To form groups in a planned manner
23. ‘Save Tree’ movement is known as ………………….. .
(A) Save Jungle movement
(B) Chipko movement
(C) Save mango movement
(D) Save ‘National Sanctuary’ movement
24. Who founded the Arya Samaj ?
(A) Dayanand Saraswati
(B) Vinoba Bhave
(C) Mahatma Phule
(D) Swami Vivekananda
25. ‘Trait’ theory of leadership is ……………………… .
(A) Leader can be trained
(B) Leaders are charismatic
(C) Leaders are heroic personalities
(D) Leader’s are born
26. Which is not a basic character of the social movement ?
27. Social Action model aims at …………………. .
(A) Self help
(B) Shifting power of relationship
(C) Problem solving
(D) Collaboration with government
28. Who among the following has made an analysis of introduction of social movement in the book, ‘Social Movement in India’ ?
(A) M.S.A. Rao
(B) Ghanshyam Shah
(C) D.N. Dhanagare
(D) K.K. Singh
29. Which among the following is antireservation movement ?
(A) Resistance movement
(B) Reform movement
(C) Revolutionary movement
(D) Revivalist movement
30. Self-help and community integration is a ‘goal’ of :
(A) Social Action Model
(B) Social Planning Model
(C) Locality Development Model
(D) People’s Organisation Model
31. ‘Neighbourhood Development Model’ of task-oriented community organisation has been identified by :
(A) Dunham Arthur
(B) Murry Ross
(C) Jack Rothman
(D) Mc Neil
32. According to Mahatma Gandhi ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) was the only way for :
(C) Freedom Attainment
(D) Dandi Yatra
33. Failing to reject a null hypothesis when it is false is termed as :
(A) Type I error
(B) Type II error
(C) Sampling error
(D) Non-sampling error
34. To ascertain the effectiveness of social work intervention we prefer to use :
(A) Descriptive Research Design
(B) Single Subject Research Design
(C) Exploratory Research Design
(D) Experimental Research Design
35. Which one of the following is a nonprobability sampling method ?
(A) Simple Random Sampling
(B) Cluster Sampling
(C) Stratified Sampling
(D) Purposive Sampling
36. A hypothesis which predicts the relationship between two or more independent variables and two or more dependent variables is called :
(A) Statistical Hypothesis
(B) Complex Hypothesis
(C) Directional Hypothesis
(D) Non-directional Hypothesis
37. Social Distance Scale is developed by :
38. Universe of study consists of …………… .
(A) All the elements covered under study
39. Which one of the following tests is not a non-parametric test ?
(A) Kolmogorov-Smirnov test
(B) Wilcoxon test
(D) Student’s t-test
40. The goal of Help Age India is to provide resources to :
41. Which one of the following principles is not the principle of social welfare administration ?
(A) The Principle of Professional Responsibility
(B) The Principle of Agency Purpose
(C) The Principle of Cultural Setting
(D) The Principle of Individualisation
42. The acronym POSDCORB stands for :
(A) Planning, Organising, Staffing, Direction, Coordination, Reporting and Budgeting.
(B) Planning, Organising, Supervision, Direction, Coordination, Reporting and Budgeting
(C) Planning, Organising, Staffing, Direction, Cooperation, Reporting and Budgeting.
(D) Planning, Organising, Staffing, Direction, Coordination, Research and Budgeting.
43. Which one of the following sections of the Income Tax Act allows an individual or a company to claim exemption on their donations to voluntary organisation from their taxable income ?
(A) 60 G
(B) 70 G
(C) 80 G
(D) 90 G
44. Minimum …………… persons are required to establish a trust as per the Indian Trust Act.
45. ‘360 degree appraisal’ is tool of …………. .
(A) Management by Objectives
(B) Performance Management System
(C) Competency mapping
(D) OD Intervention
46. In India non-profit/public charitable organisation can be registered under section 25 of the …………………………. .
(A) Indian Companies Act
(B) Indian Factories Act
(C) Trade Unions Act
(D) Indian Association Act
47. Which one of the Five Year Plans lays emphasis on the role of NGOs and voluntary organisations in the conservation of environment ?
(A) Fourth five-year plan
(B) Fifth five-year plan
(C) Seventh five-year plan
(D) Eighth five-year plan
48. The name of the Ministry of Welfare was changed to Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the year :
49. The National Commission for Women is :
(A) an autonomous body
(B) non-statutory body
(C) semi-statutory body
(D) quasi-statutory body
50. Who was the exponent of the liberal socialist standpoint on the study of social policy ?
(A) B.B. Gilbert
(B) T.H. Marshall
(C) R.M. Titmuss
(D) A.V. Dicey
51. Under the Residual model of social policy the state took only marginal responsibility for providing :
(A) Food and shelter to cases of extreme need arising out of physical handicap such as old age or joblessness over an extended period.
(B) Primary education and public health services
(C) All the services such as health, education and housing
(D) Only higher education and health services
52. To introduce economically viable, technically sound, environmentally non-degrading and non-hazardous and socially acceptable use of natural resources of the country for promoting the concept of sustainable agriculture was the strategy of which policy initiatives ?
(A) National Agricultural Policy of India, 2000
(B) National Environmental Policy of India, 2006
(C) National Forest Policy of India, 2018
(D) National Policy on Biofuels, 2018
53. The Human Development Index does not include which of the following ?
(A) Life expectancy
(B) Expected years of schooling
(C) Gross National Income
(D) Population Below Poverty Line
54. Tejaswini Programme is for …………….. .
(A) Girl’s Education
(B) Sports development for women
(C) Rural Women’s Empowerment
(D) Rural Women’s Health
55. The Millennium Development Goals was adopted by United Nations General Assembly in the year :
56. As per the Human Development Report (2011) prepared by UNDP, India ranks …………….. in the list of countries by Human Development Index.
57. Sequence of policy formulation are :
(A) Agenda building, adoption, implementation, formulation evaluation of termination
(B) Agenda building, formulation, adoption, implementation, evaluation and termination
(C) Adoption, implementation, evaluation, formulation and termination
(D) Formulation, implementation, adoption, evaluation and termination
58. In case of violation of their rights, Divyangjan may move an application to the …………….. .
(A) State Commissioner of Social Welfare.
(B) Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in the Centre/ State.
(C) District Social Welfare Officer.
(D) National Commission for Divyangjan.
59. Article 44 of Indian Constitution deals with :
(A) Uniform State Code
(B) Fundamental Rights
(C) Uniform Civil Code
(D) Right to Survival
60. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on ……………….. .
(A) 12th October, 1987
(B) 12th October, 1993
(C) 12th October, 1997
(D) 12th October, 1990
61. Human rights are ………………. .
(A) The basic rights and freedom to which all humans are entitled
(B) The rights of all humans to have free and fair elections
(C) The rights of all humans to settle down in any part of the world
(D) The rights of all humans to receive free education without restrictions
62. Articles …………… of the Constitution of India provide for rights against exploitation.
(A) 23 and 24
(B) 19 and 20
(C) 31 and 32
(D) 37 and 38
63. Social justice is defined in ……………… of the Constitution of India.
(A) Article 19
(B) Article 24
(C) Article 31
(D) Not defined in the Constitution
64. The ………….. of government receive their power from the Constitution and are bound by it.
(A) Executive, parliamentary and judicial branches
(B) Executive, provincial and judicial branches
(C) Executive, bureaucratic and judicial branches
(D) Executive, legislative and judicial branches
65. The 299 members of the Constituent Assembly took ……………….. .
(A) Almost three years to draft the Constitution
(B) Almost four years to draft the Constitution
(C) Almost five years to draft the Constitution
(D) Almost six years to draft the Constitution
66. The Constitution of India was adopted by ……………….. .
(A) The Supreme Court of India
(B) The Constituent Assembly of India
(C) The Parliament of India
(D) The Drafting Committee of the Constitution
67. What is the meaning of “Integrated Social Work Practice” ?
(A) Use of different methods of social work simultaneously in coming up with lasting solutions
(B) Use of social work techniques in a responsible manned for problem solving
(C) Trying out alternative solutions to deal with a problem
(D) To seek the help of interdisciplinary experts in research
68. For the first time in the history of mental health legislation. The Mental Health Care Act, 2017 emphasises :
(A) Rights of persons with mental illness
(B) The use of Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECTs) to treat mental illness
(C) Common treatment facilities for patients with and without a criminal history
(D) Issuing Adhaar Cards to longstay hospital patients
69. National Council for Older Persons (NCOP) was constituted in the year of :
70. According to………………. the term ‘active aging’ refers to the process of quality of life of aged ?
(D) Help Age India
71. The acronym PVTGs refers to :
(A) Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
(B) Particularly Voluntary Tribal Groups
(C) Particularly Vendors Tribal Groups
(D) Particularly Vigilant Tribal Groups
72. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Students targets to :
(A) Regular full-time research students in M.Phil. & Ph.D. courses
(B) Part-time research students in M.Phil. & Ph.D. courses
(C) Research students in M.Phil. & Ph.D. courses in distance mode
(D) Research students in M.Phil & Ph.D. courses in abroad
73. As per The Companies Act CSR provisions under section 135(1) the CSR is not applicable for the companies having ……………. .
(A) Net worth of ` 100 crore
(B) Turnover of ` 1000 crore
(C) Net profit of ` 5.00 crore
(D) Net worth of ` 500 crore
74. Which of the following functions is not the responsibility of a medical/ psychiatric social worker.
(A) Discharge management
(B) Arranging help to the poor patient
(D) Giving Disability Certification
75. The major shift that has occurred in last 100 years in the field of mental health is result of ………….. .
(A) More number of professionals available
(B) Shift from medical to bio-social model
(C) Awareness about mental illness
(D) Shift from superstitions to allopathy for treatment
76. Name of the Act that prohibits a person to produce/manufacture/ cultivate drugs in India.
(A) Narcotic Drugs and Psychoactive Compounds Act
(B) Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act
(C) Narcotic Drugs and Psychiatric Substances Act
(D) Narcotic Drugs and Psychoanalytic Substances Act
77. What is the full form of ICDS ?
(A) Integrated Child Development Scheme
(B) Integrated Child Development Sector
(C) Integrated Child Development Services
(D) Indian Child Development Scheme
78. Inculcating castist and racist values by families is a barrier to promotion of …………………… .
(A) Mental health
(B) Social health
(C) Spiritual health
(D) Physical health
79. Article ………………. of Constitution of India, provides for free and compulsory education for all children upto the age of 14 years.
80. National Institute of Disaster Management is located at ………… .
(C) New Delhi
81. As per the ICDS, how much calories of food is fixed for nutritional norm for severely malnourished children.
(A) 900 calories
(B) 1200 calories
(C) 800 calories
(D) 1100 calories
82. Probation benefit may be given to an offender who has :
(A) Only one previous conviction proved against him
(B) Only two previous convictions proved against him
(C) No previous conviction proved against him
(D) Any number of previous convictions proved against him
83. Emergency preparedness refers to …………………………. .
(A) Actions performed before an emergency or disaster
(B) Actions undertaken as soon as a disaster strikes
(C) Actions taken after an emergency to help minimize the negative effects
(D) Actions taken by the State Administration
84. What is the punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances under NDPS Act ?
(A) Rigorous imprisonment for a minimum term of 15 years and maximum term of 20 years and minimum fine of one lakh rupees and maximum fine of 2 lakh rupees.
(B) Rigorous imprisonment for a minimum term of 10 years and maximum term of 20 years and minimum fine of one lakh rupees and maximum fine of 2 lakh rupees.
(C) Rigorous imprisonment for a minimum term of 5 years and maximum term of 10 years and minimum fine of one lakh rupees and maximum fine of 2 lakh rupees.
(D) Rigorous imprisonment for a minimum term of 5 years and maximum term of 15 years and minimum fine of one lakh rupees and maximum fine of 2 lakh rupees.