B pharmacy interview exam for freshers Part 2

B Pharmacy interview exam:

Here we have given a model B Pharmacy interview exam paper for candidates who are looking for a b pharmacy fresher’s jobs in the pharmaceutical production plant and R&D. This exam contains only multiple choice questions or descriptive type questions or combinations of both. Model multiple choice questions are given here. Click here to view the part 1 questions

B Pharmacy interview questions

Answers all the (Each correct answer carry one mark)

1. Identify the falling height during the Tablet Friability testing?

a. 6 inches

b. 5 inches

c. 8 inches

d. 4 inches

2. Capsule sizes are given below. Which one is the bigger size form below given options?

a. 00

b. 0

c. 3

d. 000

3. Acceptable mean weight loss for the three tablets during the Friability testing is

a. 1%

b. 5%

c. 3%

d. 2%

4. Unequal distribution of a tablet color is known as

a. Double impression    b. Filming                 c .Mottling                   d.Capping

5. Which of the following quality control test is not conducted for parenterals?

a. Content uniformity test                 b. Leaker test           c.Clarity test          d.Dissolution test

6. Which of the following are used to test the tablet hardness?

a. Monsanto hardness tester

b. Strong cob tester

c. Pfizer tester

d. All of the above

7. What is measuring unit of tablet hardness?

a. Kg/cm2

b. Kg/cm3

c. %

d. Kg

8. Which of the following drug is a alpha + beta blocker?

a. Sotolol

b. Atenolol

c. Labetalol

d. Metoprolol

9. How much percentage of moisture present in empty capsule?

a. 33%

b. 10-15%

c. 50-70%

d. 80%

10. Pyrogen test is conducted for parenteral formulations. What is the minimum volume used for this test.

a. 5ml

b. 10ml

c.15 ml

d. 20 ml

11. Which of the following drug is used to treat malaria?



c. Nystatin

d. Famcilcovir

12. Which of the following class of drugs are not used to treat diabetes mellitus?

a. Sulfonylureas

b. GLP 1 agonists

c. DPP 4 inhibitors

d.Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

13. Capsule sizes are given below. Which one is the smaller size form below given options?

a) 00

b) 0

c) 3

d) 000

14. What UltraViolet(UV) range?

a. 380 -750nm

b. 400 – 700nm

c. 190 – 380 nm

d. None of the above

15.  Which of the following dye solution is used for performing leaker test?

a.1% methylene blue

b. 5% methylene blue

c.10% methylene blue

d. 20% methylene blue

16. Aerosols storage condition is

a. Below 120 0F

b. Below 160 0F

c. Below 105 0F

d. Below 95 0F

17. Which of the following drug is a potassium sparing diuretic?

a. Furosemide

b. Indapamide


d. Amiloride

18. Pick out the standard number of rotations used for friability test?

a. 50

b. 200

c. 500

d. 100

19. What is the pH of blood”?

a. 25 – 7.35

b. 35 – 7.45

c. 15 – 7.25

d. 45 – 7.55

20. Acetyl salycylic acid is known as

a. Paracetemol

b. Aspirin

c. Ibuprofen

d. Ketamine


1.a                     2.d                     3.a                    4.c                     5.d                 6.d                 7.a               8.c                  9.c                  10.c               11.b                 12.d                   13.c                  14.a                   15.a               16.a               17.d             18.d                19.b                 20.b

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B Pharmacy interview exam for freshers – Part 1

B pharmacy job selection process

The job selection process of pharmaceutical companies is varies from company to company. Depend upon the company, you may appear for the B Pharmacy interview with or without writing an qualifying exam. Usually the reputed pharmaceutical companies conduct an qualifying exam before  selecting for interview. This qualifying exam will helps them to assure that the job aspirant is having minimum basic knowledge about the subject. As well as it helps to reduce the number of candidates appearing for interview.

For eg: 20 positions(Jobs) are available. But 300 candidates came to the interview location. Exam conducted for all the candidates; then top 60 or top 80 graduates selected for the interview based on the marks. Now the Job selection process is based on 1:3 or 1:4 ratio. Out of 3 or 4 candidates they offer job for one candidate.

Here we have given a model B Pharmacy interview exam paper for candidates who are looking for a b pharmacy fresher’s jobs in the pharmaceutical production plant and R&D. This exam contains only multiple choice questions or descriptive type questions or combinations of both.

b paharmacy interview exam

Answer all the questions (Each correct answer carries 2 marks)

  1. Write the chemical names?
    • a. Vitamin B6
    • b. Vitamin B12
  2. Write any two lubricants, which are used in tablets manufacturing?
  3. Write the abbreviations of IP and BP?
  4. What is friability test and how to calculate it?
  5. What are the steps involved in wet granulation process?
  6. Define API and explain it?
  7. Write any two types of formulations and explain it?
  8. Name any two sources of Vitamin C? Write any disease caused by vitamin c deficiency?
  9. What is oxymel?
  10. Expand the UHPLC, TLC, LVP and SVP?



  1. a) Vitamin B6- Pyridoxine
  2. b) Vitamin B12 – Cyanocobalamin

2) Commonly used lubricants are Talc, silica, Stearic acid and Magnesium stearate etc

3) IP full form Indian Pharmacopoeia

BP full form British Pharmacopoeia

4)  Friability test is conducted to know the physical strength of a tablet. It is the withstanding capacity of a tablet when it is on manufacturing and transportation.

It is calculated by using this formula

Friability =(Initial weight- Final weight)/Initial weight * 100

Initial weight in mg- before test

Final weight in mg- after completion of test

5) Following steps involved in the wet granulation process

  • Mixing
  • Drying
  • Dry screening
  • Fluid bed granulation

6) API is known as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient. First and most important component of any formulation. There is no finished dose formulation is available without having an API.

7) Various types of formulations are available

Topical formulations:

This type of formulations are administered by local route, applied on the skin. The active ingredient in formulation does not enter into the systemic circulation.

e.g Topical creams

Parenteral formulations:

These formulations are administered by the parenteral route that in to blood. The ingredients in the formulation is directly enter in the blood. Bioavailability is high for this formulations.

ex: Intravenous Injections

8)  Oranges, Lemons and Tomotos are sources for vitamin C. Severe deficiency of vitamin C causes “scurvy” disease.

9)  Oxymel is a mixture of honey , water and vinegar.

10) UHPLC is known as Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography.

LVP is known as Large Volume Parenteral

SVP is known as Small Volume Parenteral

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This article was originally published on 29th dec 2017 and lastly updated on 16th april 2019.