Recommended books, question papers and study materials on Research Methodology Biostatistics and Ethics for Research Officer and PhD entrance examinations

Recommended books, previous question papers, and study materials on Research Methodology Biostatistics and Ethics for Research Officer and PhD entrance examinations
Compiled by Dr Mansoor Ali

Candidates who are applying for admission to Research Officer or PhD Program need to clear the entrance test related to Research Methodology, biostatistics, and research ethics, and general research aptitude. 

Homeobook gives you a concise idea about these exams by providing good textbooks and  model question papers 

Model Question papers and MCQs

Last moment revision on research methodology Dr Sanilkumar MC

KUHS Questionnaire MCQ ethical consideration in research 

KUHS eBook Research Methodology and Biostatistics 

Sree Chitra Tirunal PhD Health Science (Public Health) 2018

15000 research aptitude MCQ

Solved MCQs on Research Methodology

Research Methodology questions calicut University

Question paper of PhD admission test 2016 National University Delhi 

Answer Key

Sample Question Paper Research Methodology by gurukashiuniversity

MCQ revision on research methods 

2000 solved questions on research methodology  

Biostatistics – multiple choice questions with key

Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University papaer 2018

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science PhD paper 2016

GR Damodaran College of Science Biostatistics paper  2018

PhD Entrance Question papers with answer key of Ganpat University Gujarat (2017)

Concise notes on research methodology

Difficult and Easy MCQs in statistics research methodology.

High-Yield Biostatistics, Epidemiology &Public Health (4th Ed.) 

BRS Medical Epidemiology

Medical ethics 138 cases

Practice online (You will become familiar with online test)

Oxford University Press Multiple choice questions on Biostatistics and Research methodologyonline

Statistics MCQs Test online offering an online test for Statistics MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) for the preparation of different school, college and universities examination to attain good marks. 



  1. Statistics in medicine – Dr K Syamalan
    One of the best book for medical students on Biostatistics and Research methodology. The difficult concept of statistics has been presented in a simple way. Global Education Bureau
    TC-08/1080, Pongummoodu,Medical College.PO, Trivandrum.Kerala.695011 Email:
  2. “ESSENTIALS OF BIOSTATISTICS” – Second edition, by Dr. Indranil Saha and Dr. Bobby Paul for Undergraduate, Post Graduate, MPH students, Physiology, Nursing, Homeopathy, Dental and Nutrition courses. Research methodology, Biostatistics and ethical issues along with MCQ questions from each chapter. Total 13 chapters. Chapter 12 is on research methodology and 13 on Publication in journal. Chapter 1 to 11 covers entire biostatistics

The book is available online with the following links:

  1. Simple Biostatistics by A. Indrayan and L Satyanarayana. This has a large number of MCQs, some of which have been picked by different examinations also. This also has some chapters on research methodology but none on research ethics. Gives key terms and concepts at the beginning of each chapter.Provides relevant medical examples to illustrate the methods discussed.Has large number of exercises—numerical, MCQs and true/false—at the end of each chapter. Gives solutions to exercises. Aspirants of PG entrance and USMLE examinations should also find the book extremely useful. For research methodology and research ethics for PGs, a complete book is Basic Methods of Medical Research by Abhaya Indrayan.
  2. Simple Biostatistics  Google book by A Indrayan and L Satyanarayana.
  3. Research Methodology Methods and techniquesCR Kothari 
  4. Research Methodology in Arts and Science Surbhi Jain 

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1 Comment

  1. Sir, this book titled “ESSENTIALS OF BIOSTATISTICS” is now in 4th edition. The revised title of the book is “ESSENTIALS OF BIOSTATISTICS & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY” 4th edition. This book contains 17 chapters and contains innumerable number of MCQ questions with explanation.

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