Entry Test Sample Paper MS Clinical Psychology

Entry Test Sample Paper MS Clinical Psychology

Entry Test Sample Paper MS Clinical Psychology

The sample paper MS Clinical Psychology is given to give candidates an idea about the entry test conducted for MS Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology. The sample paper MS Clinical Psychology consists of three sections containing total 50 marks and the given time is 60 minutes. All the sections are compulsory to be answered. Section A contains 30 Multiple choice questions from all the major fields of Psychology including Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology (Physiology), Research, Statistics, and Cognitive Psychology. Section B contains 10 marks which can either be divided into 2 questions containing 5 marks each or a single question from statistics (so candidates can use calculators for that purpose). The last section C consists of a research proposal (Synopsis) which is asked to check the research orientation of the candidate. For that proposal you need to make your research strong and if you have not done with a thesis in your MSc or BS then you should learn to make a good research proposal (Synopsis). This is only a sample paper which is made exactly on the test pattern to give students an idea about the test.


Section A (30 Marks)

Encircle only the correct options from the following. Don’t over write.The Endocrine system produces chemical massagers that travel through the blood stream and affect other tissues. These chemicals are

a. Harmons    b.         Neurotransmitters       c.         Micronutrients             d.         Glands

  1. Lawrence Kohlberg is known for his research in the area of ………. Development.

a.   cognitive b.         Physical           c.         motor               d.         Moral

3. ………… is the subject’s conscious attempt to produce a distorted picture of him.

a.         social desirability        b.         acquiescence   c.         Dissimulation

d.         Criticalness

  1. Which one of the following is concerned with memory and its lesions produce amnesia?

a. Septum  b.     Amygdala       c. Hippocampus          d.         Parietal Lobe

5. In order to produce effects in experiments, researchers manipulate

a. subjects b. dependent variables c. independent variables    d. test variables

6. Abraham Maslow is a chief proponent of the-school of human behavior

a.  behaviorist b. structuralist c. humanist      d. functionalist

7. A knee jerk is an example of a

a. disynaptic reflex b. monosynaptic reflex c. spastic movement    d. double innervation

8. The chemicai messenger at every synaptic gap between a motor neuron and a

muscle is

a. epinephrine      b. curare     c. dopamine       d. acetylcholine

9. The reticular formation is located in which part of the brain

a. Motor Cortex b. Limbic System        c. Brainstem    d.         Sensory Cortex

10. A scientific explanation that remain tentative until it has been tested is called a(n)

a.Theory    b. Law             c. Hypothesis              d.         Experiment

11. The Rosenberg self-esteem scale consists of ………… items

a. Eight       b.    Nine                c.         Ten      d. Eleven

12. In an item analysis the value 1.00 indicate

a. Worst Item  b.      Good Item       c.         Useless Item   d.         Useful Item

13. The part of brain which monitors sleep and dreams is

a. Amygdala   b.      Pons    c.         Reticular Formation    d.         Medulla

14. Which scale of measurement has no absolute zero point

a.    Nominal     b.         Ordinal            c.         Interval            d.         Ratio

15. Studying to avoid a bad grade is an example of:

a. punishment        b.    positive reinforcement  c. negative reinforcement

d. Negative Punishment

16. Which one of the following is associated with Gestalt School of Psychology

a. Ivan Pavlov      b.    J.B. Watson     c.         Skinner            d. Wertheimer

17. Self-esteem is the product of ………… with other people

a. Comparison     b.   Competition    c.         Conflict           d.         Cooperation

18. The age range of Children Apperception Test is from

a. 3 to 10 years     b.  5 years and older         c.         12-19 years      d.    8-14 years

19. For a research on university students identify a representative sample size comprising of 75% females and 25% males for age range between 18 to 22 years?

a. 132 Females 44 Males      b.  150 Females 100 Males

c. 244 Females 61 Males      d.    48 Females 12 Males

20. To find the difference between male and female students of MS students you will use

a. F-test         b.   t-test                c.   chi-square        d.  regression

21. which of the following is a subtest to measure working memory on WAIS?

a. Vocabulary       b.  picture completion      c.   Digit span        d.  Similarities

22. In Pavlov’s original experiment with dogs, the meat served as a/an

a. UCS      b. UCR            c. CS              d. UCR

23. Which of the following terms is associated with Henry Murray and the Thematic

Apperception Test?

a. belief in just world   b. locus of control   c. authoritarianism   d. need to achieve

24. A six years child with mental age of nine years have an IQ

a. 125      b.  95        c.  150      d.  100

25. A hungry person will find food to be a

a. secondary reinforcer    b. negative reinforcer

c. primary reinforcer       d. none of these

26. Brain produces Alpha waves in which stage of sleep

a. REM sleep     b.  relaxation      c.  deep sleep    d. Dreams

27. Your boss yells at you and you get angry with your subordinate is example of

a. regression    b. repression             c.         projection       d. displacement

28. The id gets its energy from

a. the ego b. the superego        c.         bodily instincts          d.         outside world

29. The Interpretation of Dreams was the famous book of

a. Skinner         b. Freud               c. Rogers         d. Watson

30. DSM-5 was published in

a. March 2013        b. April 2013      c. May 2013      d.         June 2013


Section B (10 Marks)

  1. Find the correlation coefficient between social support and psychological stress among cancer patients.


15 14 10 9 8 8 7 6 4 2
Social Support 12 14 9 10 7 8 8 4 6 4


Section C (10 Marks)

  1. Write down the research proposal (synopsis) regarding your area of interest.