Author: Maddaly Ravi

MCQs Series for Life Sciences

Volume 1

eBook: US $27 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $192
Printed Copy: US $179
Library License: US $108
ISSN: 2468-2365 (Print)
ISSN: 2352-8745 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-945-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-944-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080594471140101


Today’s academic environment presents assessment challenges defined by an increased volume of available information coupled with increased competition among students and time constraints. Multiple choice questions (MCQs) provide examiners with an opportunity to assess academic performance on the basis of instant recollection of correct answers in a minimal amount of time.

MCQs Series for Life Sciences Volume 1 is a collection of MCQs on advanced topics and offers the following benefits for readers:

- Includes over 2600 relevant MCQs - Covers five advanced subjects including biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics & molecular biology and immunology. - Simplified language and presentation of concepts - Answers to each question are provided

This MCQs eBook series in life sciences is, therefore, a handy reference for graduate and postgraduate students undertaking examinations or entrance tests as well as teachers or examiners involved in setting and controlling assessments in specific subjects in life sciences.


Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) have become integral for teaching, learning and evaluation purposes. While certain instances relay on MCQs as a component, certain others have only MCQs as the evaluation mode. MCQs can convey a lot of information and are effectively used to judge a candidate’s understanding and proficiency in a subject.

This Volume I of the MCQs series for life sciences has covered five important subject areas, Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Genetics & Molecular Biology. With a total 2604 MCQs in 64 chapters, this volume comprehensively covers the 5 subject areas. Also, while the MCQs are technically sound with straight-forward answers, efforts are taken to keep the language simple. This approach should make for the best effective use of this Volume I of the MCQs series for life sciences.

I congratulate Dr. M. Ravi for the efforts he had put in taking up this initiative and also for the planning and working on the manuscripts. I am sure this Volume I of the MCQs series for life sciences will be useful for many students, faculty members and question paper setters as a useful compilation, guide and reference material.

Solomon F.D. Paul
Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Technology & Research
Department of Human Genetics
Sri Ramchandra University
Porur, Chennai – 600116.
Tamil Nadu