DNB Theory question bank 2022 | Social pediatrics

This is a 2022 update on previously asked questions in the DNB pediatrics theory exam. The questions are arranged topic-wise.

How to use?

  1. Questions are arranged in chronological order, latest first
  2. Each question is followed by a Numbers.
  3. Numbers in bracket are Year followed by session, 1 is June session, 2 is December session eg. (2022/1) is a question from June 2022 question paper
  4. The number after the bracket is Marks allotted for eg. 5+5 is 5 marks for each subquestion.
  1. MR campaign (2021/2)
  2. Rasthriya Bal Swathya Kartyakram (2021/2)
  3. Mission Indradhanush (2021/2)
  4. Adolescent needs and health problems (2021/2)
  5. POCSO guidelines (2021/2)
  6. Medical evaluation of a child with sexual abuse (2021/1) 5
  7. Components of POCSO act (2021/1) 5
  8. The psychological impact of Covid-19 on children (2021/1) 5
  9. Sustainable developmental goals in children (2021/1) 5
  10. Child adoption (2020/1) 5
  11. Neonatal mortality rate- Current status in India (2019/2)5
  12. District early intervention centre (DEIC) (2019/2)5
  13. INAP (India Newborn Action Plan) (2019/2)5
  14. Discuss Anemia Mukt Bharat with specific reference to children and adolescents (2019/2)5
  15. Home based newborn care (2019/2) 4
  16. National neonatal screening program (2019/1) 5
  17. Infant Young and child feeding strategy (2019/1) 5
  18. Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) (2017/2) 6, (2019/1) 5
  19. Infant mortality rate in India- current status (2017/2) 5, (2018/2) 5
  20. Components of NRC - Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (2018/2) 5
  21. Sustainable development goals relevant to children (2018/1) 4
  22. Major causes for neonatal mortality and morbidity in India (2017/2) 4
  23. POCSO Act 2012 (2017/2) 4
  24. Objectives and components of the National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program (2016/2)
  25. Child health screening and early intervention services in RBSK (2016/2)
  26. A) Millenium development goals 4 (Apr 2016) B) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan 3
  27. Mission Indradhanush [2018/1/5], (2016/2) 3
  28. First Referral Unit – FRU (2016/2) 2
  29. Write short notes on: (2013/2)5+5 a) Mid Day Meal programme b) Revised National Cancer Control programme.
  30. Iron plus initiative 3(2015/1)
  31. Mission Indradhanush 3 (2015/1)
  32. a) ASHA b) MDG (Millennium Development Goal) focused on children.
  33. Write short notes on (2013/2) 5+5
  34. Define various indicators of child health which are important in context of monitoring child health in a developing country. Outline the interventions to reduce them. (12/1)5+5
  35. Define under – 5 mortality rate. Comment on its current status and etiology in India. Outline important strategies/ programs undertaken by Govt. of India to improve Under 5 child survival (2010/2) 2+2+2+4
  36. Enumerate the Millennium Development Goals. Describe briefly the National Health Programs that achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in India. Write the status of India in relation to health indicators in NHFS – 3. (2010/1)2+4+4
  37. What are the major contributors to the high infant mortality in our country? What Specific are of infant or/and newborn care can be strengthened to decrease infant mortality in India. Discuss salient features of the integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness strategy. (2009/2) 2+3+5
  38. Enumerate chief causes of neonatal mortality in India. Describe the current status in India and status. Prepare a 5-year plan for reduction of neonatal mortality rate in your district. (2008/1)111. List and Define the important public health indicators of mortality in children. Also discuss their current status in India. (2009/1)7+3
  39. National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (2007/2) 10
  40. National Leprosy Eradication Programme 15
  41. National AIDS control Programme in preventing Childhood AIDS (2006/1)10
  42. What is the Birth Weight specific mortality? Discuss the measures to reduce this mortality (2005)10
  43. What measures can reduce the Birth Rate in next 5 years (1998/2) 10
  44. What measures can reduce Birth Rate in next 5 years (1998/2) 10
  45. Discuss briefly the major goals for child survival and development by 2000AD (1997/1) 25
  46. CSSM Programme (1996/2)15
  47. Child health care services provided through CSSM programme in India (1995/1)15
  48. (1994/2)15
  49. Objectives and strategies of ‘Maternal Child Survival And Safe Motherhood Programme’(1994/2) 15

RCH Programmes

  1. RCH Programme in India (2006)10
  2. Community management of Diarrhea and LRTI with indications for referral (2002/1)15
  3. RCH Programme-aims and strategies (2002/1)15
  4. Pediatric components of RCH programme (1999/2)15
  5. National targets for MCH services 15
  6. RCH programme (1998/2)15
  7. Use of Road to Health Charts in MCH clinics (1995/2)10


  1. Outline the components of ICDS programme. Briefly discuss its impact on child health in India and also causes for its failure. (2004/2) 3+4+4
  2. ICDS scheme (1997/2) 15


  1. Enumerate the five high impact activities under RMNCH + A programme 2x5 (Apr 2016)
  2. Programme for making IMNCI strategy. What are the key features of this strategy? (2011/2)5+5
  3. Discuss the justification for the addition of neonatal component to WHO generic IMNCI
  4. Outline the essential components and principles of IMNCI strategy. Highlight the cardinal features of case management process of young infants <2 months (2009/1)4+6
  5. (IMNCI). Outline the broad steps of case management process. (2008/1)10
  6. Describe briefly the principles of integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness
  7. (2006)10
  8. How do you classify the severity of acute respiratory infections using the IMNCI protocol?
  9. What is IMNCI? What are the various criteria and limitations of this Programme? Elaborate signs, symptoms and diseases covered under this programme (2006)10
  10. IMNCI- what is the strategy. Discuss the factors in the successful implementation of this strategy (2005)5+5
  11. IMNCI (2003/2)15

Polio eradication

  1. Pulse Polio Immunization (1996/1)15
  2. a) Define polio eradication b) Polio eradication in india. c) Immunisation issues following polio eradication. (2015/1) 1+2+3
  3. Current WHO guidelines of AFP surveillance (2019/1)


  1. A) Define DOTS, DOTS agents and DOTS plus. B) List at least 4 important components Of DOTS C) Give the categorization of treatment strategy in DOTS. (2015/1) 3+2+5
  2. Describe the ow chart for diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis under RNTCP. Write briefly on DOT PLUS program. (2012/1) 6+4
  3. a) Describe the category based treatment in childhood TB (2009/2)3 b) Describe the pros and cons of intermittent therapy for tuberculosis (2009/2)3+3 c) What are the components of DOTS strategy as Defined by WHO? (2009/2)4
  4. components of RNTPC. Also discuss in brief categorization of patients and treatment protocols under RNTCP (2006)10
  5. What were the problems encountered in NTCP. Write the goals, strategies and essential
  6. DOTS regimen and the problems involved in the implementation in childhood TB (2006)10
  7. (2000/1)15
  8. DOTS chemotherapeutic management of Tuberculosis in National TB Control Programme
  9. Failure in control of Tuberculosis (1993/1)15


  1. ASHA -roles and responsibilities in brief (2018/2)5
  2. ASHA 4(1/2016)
  3. (2011/1)1+4+5
  4. potential impact of ASHA in improving the health status and wellbeing of a community.
  5. Expand the acronym ‘ASHA’. Outline the functions and remuneration of ASHA. Discuss the
  6. Write a short note on National Rural Health Mission (2007/1)(2009/2)10


  1. BFHI (2021/2) 5
  2. Outline the goals of baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). Enumerate ten steps to successful breast feeding. Mention contraindications to breast feeding. (2013/1)2+5+3
  3. What is BFHI (Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative)? Mention its aims and objectives, steps, benefits and assessments of baby friendly hospitals. (2011/2)2+2+2+2+2
  4. Briefly describe “baby friendly hospital initiative” and list ten steps to successful breast feeding. (2008/1)10
  5. Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (1995/2)15


  1. Very good compilation.
    NTEP was asked in Dec 2020 session. Kindly verify.
  2. Thanks for letting me know, the Dec 2020 paper as well as topic wise bank has now been updated.

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