2007 June UGC NET Paper 1

Question 1
Teacher uses visual-aids to make learning:
A
simple
B
more knowledgeable
C
quicker
D
interesting
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Aids
Question 2
The teacher's role at the higher educational level is to:
A
provide information to students
B
promote self-learning in students
C
encourage healthy competition among students
D
help students to solve their personal problems
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Role-and-Responsibility
Question 3
Which one of the following teachers would you like the most:
A
punctual
B
having research aptitude
C
loving and having high idealistic philosophy
D
who often amuses his students
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 4
Micro teaching is most effective for the student-teacher:
A
during the practice-teaching
B
after the practice-teaching
C
before the practice-teaching
D
none of the above
       Teaching Aptitude       Types-of-Teaching
Question 5
Which is the least important factor in teaching?
A
punishing the students
B
maintaining discipline in the class
C
lecturing in impressive way
D
drawing sketches and diagrams on the black-board
       Teaching Aptitude       Factors-Affecting-Teaching
Question 6
To test null hypothesis, a researcher uses:
A
t test
B
ANOVA
C
X2
D
factorial analysis
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing
Question 7
A research problem is feasible only when:
A
it has utility and relevance
B
it is researchable
C
it is new and adds something to knowledge
D
all the above
       Research Aptitude       Research-Characteristics
Question 8
Bibliography given in a research report:
A
shows vast knowledge of the researcher
B
helps those interested in further research
C
has no relevance to research
D
all the above
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis
Question 9
Fundamental research reflects the ability to:
A
Synthesize new ideals
B
Expound new principles
C
Evaluate the existing material concerning research
D
Study the existing literature regarding various topics
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 10
The study in which the investigators attempt to trace an effect is known as:
A
Survey Research
B
'Ex-post Facto' Research
C
Historical Research
D
Summative Research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 11
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15: All political systems need to mediate the relationship between private wealth and public power. Those that fail risk a dysfunctional government captured by wealthy interests. Corruption is one symptom of such failure with private willingness-to-pay trumping public goals. Private individuals and business firms pay to get routine services and to get to the head of the bureaucratic queue. They pay to limit their taxes, avoid costly regulations, obtain contracts at inflated prices and get concessions and privatised firms at low prices. If corruption is endemic, public officials - both bureaucrats and elected officials - may redesign programmes and propose public projects with few public benefits and many opportunities for private profit. Of course, corruption, in the sense of bribes, pay-offs and kickbacks, is only one type of government failure. Efforts to promote 'good governance' must be broader than anti-corruption campaigns. Governments may be honest but inefficient because no one has an incentive to work productively, and narrow elites may capture the state and exert excess influence on policy. Bribery may induce the lazy to work hard and permit those not in the inner circle of cronies to obtain benefits. However, even in such cases, corruption cannot be confined to 'functional' areas. It will be a temptation whenever private benefits are positive. It may be a reasonable response to a harsh reality but, over time, it can facilitate a spiral into an even worse situation.  
  • The governments which fail to focus on the relationship between private wealth and public power are likely to become:
A
Functional
B
Dysfunctional
C
Normal functioning
D
Good governance
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 12
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15: All political systems need to mediate the relationship between private wealth and public power. Those that fail risk a dysfunctional government captured by wealthy interests. Corruption is one symptom of such failure with private willingness-to-pay trumping public goals. Private individuals and business firms pay to get routine services and to get to the head of the bureaucratic queue. They pay to limit their taxes, avoid costly regulations, obtain contracts at inflated prices and get concessions and privatised firms at low prices. If corruption is endemic, public officials - both bureaucrats and elected officials - may redesign programmes and propose public projects with few public benefits and many opportunities for private profit. Of course, corruption, in the sense of bribes, pay-offs and kickbacks, is only one type of government failure. Efforts to promote 'good governance' must be broader than anti-corruption campaigns. Governments may be honest but inefficient because no one has an incentive to work productively, and narrow elites may capture the state and exert excess influence on policy. Bribery may induce the lazy to work hard and permit those not in the inner circle of cronies to obtain benefits. However, even in such cases, corruption cannot be confined to 'functional' areas. It will be a temptation whenever private benefits are positive. It may be a reasonable response to a harsh reality but, over time, it can facilitate a spiral into an even worse situation.  
  • One important symptom of bad governance is:
A
Corruption
B
High taxes
C
Complicated rules and regulations
D
High prices
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 13
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15: All political systems need to mediate the relationship between private wealth and public power. Those that fail risk a dysfunctional government captured by wealthy interests. Corruption is one symptom of such failure with private willingness-to-pay trumping public goals. Private individuals and business firms pay to get routine services and to get to the head of the bureaucratic queue. They pay to limit their taxes, avoid costly regulations, obtain contracts at inflated prices and get concessions and privatised firms at low prices. If corruption is endemic, public officials - both bureaucrats and elected officials - may redesign programmes and propose public projects with few public benefits and many opportunities for private profit. Of course, corruption, in the sense of bribes, pay-offs and kickbacks, is only one type of government failure. Efforts to promote 'good governance' must be broader than anti-corruption campaigns. Governments may be honest but inefficient because no one has an incentive to work productively, and narrow elites may capture the state and exert excess influence on policy. Bribery may induce the lazy to work hard and permit those not in the inner circle of cronies to obtain benefits. However, even in such cases, corruption cannot be confined to 'functional' areas. It will be a temptation whenever private benefits are positive. It may be a reasonable response to a harsh reality but, over time, it can facilitate a spiral into an even worse situation.  
  • When corruption is rampant, public officials always aim at many opportunities for:
A
Public benefits
B
Public profit
C
Private profit
D
Corporate gains
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 14
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15: All political systems need to mediate the relationship between private wealth and public power. Those that fail risk a dysfunctional government captured by wealthy interests. Corruption is one symptom of such failure with private willingness-to-pay trumping public goals. Private individuals and business firms pay to get routine services and to get to the head of the bureaucratic queue. They pay to limit their taxes, avoid costly regulations, obtain contracts at inflated prices and get concessions and privatised firms at low prices. If corruption is endemic, public officials - both bureaucrats and elected officials - may redesign programmes and propose public projects with few public benefits and many opportunities for private profit. Of course, corruption, in the sense of bribes, pay-offs and kickbacks, is only one type of government failure. Efforts to promote 'good governance' must be broader than anti-corruption campaigns. Governments may be honest but inefficient because no one has an incentive to work productively, and narrow elites may capture the state and exert excess influence on policy. Bribery may induce the lazy to work hard and permit those not in the inner circle of cronies to obtain benefits. However, even in such cases, corruption cannot be confined to 'functional' areas. It will be a temptation whenever private benefits are positive. It may be a reasonable response to a harsh reality but, over time, it can facilitate a spiral into an even worse situation.  
  • Productivity linked incentives to public/private officials is one of the indicatives for:
A
Efficient government
B
Bad governance
C
Inefficient government
D
Corruption
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 15
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15: All political systems need to mediate the relationship between private wealth and public power. Those that fail risk a dysfunctional government captured by wealthy interests. Corruption is one symptom of such failure with private willingness-to-pay trumping public goals. Private individuals and business firms pay to get routine services and to get to the head of the bureaucratic queue. They pay to limit their taxes, avoid costly regulations, obtain contracts at inflated prices and get concessions and privatised firms at low prices. If corruption is endemic, public officials - both bureaucrats and elected officials - may redesign programmes and propose public projects with few public benefits and many opportunities for private profit. Of course, corruption, in the sense of bribes, pay-offs and kickbacks, is only one type of government failure. Efforts to promote 'good governance' must be broader than anti-corruption campaigns. Governments may be honest but inefficient because no one has an incentive to work productively, and narrow elites may capture the state and exert excess influence on policy. Bribery may induce the lazy to work hard and permit those not in the inner circle of cronies to obtain benefits. However, even in such cases, corruption cannot be confined to 'functional' areas. It will be a temptation whenever private benefits are positive. It may be a reasonable response to a harsh reality but, over time, it can facilitate a spiral into an even worse situation.  
  • The spiralling corruption can only be contained by promoting:
A
Private profit
B
Anti-corruption campaign
C
Good governance
D
Pay-offs and kick backs
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 16
Press Council of India is located at:
A
Chennai
B
Mumbai
C
Kolkata
D
Delhi
       ICT       News-Agencies
Question 17
Adjusting the photo for publication by cutting is technically known as:
A
Photo cutting
B
Photo bleeding
C
Photo cropping
D
Photo adjustment
       ICT       Photo-Cropping
Question 18
Feed-back of a message comes from:
A
Satellite
B
Media
C
Audience
D
Communicator
       Communication       Messages-Feedback
Question 19
Collection of information in advance before designing communication strategy is known as:
A
Feed-back
B
Feed-forward
C
Research study
D
Opinion poll
       Communication       Opinion-poll
Question 20
The aspect ratio of TV screen is:
A
4:3
B
4:2
C
3:5
D
2:3
       ICT       TV-Screen
Question 21
Which is the number that comes next in the sequence? 9, 8, 8, 8, 7, 8, 6,
A
5
B
6
C
8
D
4
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Series-Test
Question 21 Explanation: 
Question 22
If in a certain language TRIVANDRUM is coded as 2 5 9 5 3 5 4 7 5 8, how would MADRAS be coded?
A
834536
B
834538
C
834530
D
834539
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Coding-and-Decoding
Question 23
The question to be answered by factorial analysis of the quantitative data does not explain one of the following:
A
Is 'X' related to 'Y'?
B
How is 'X' related to 'Y'?
C
How does 'X' affect the dependent variable 'Y' at different levels of another independent variable 'K' or 'M'?
D
How is 'X' by 'K' related to 'M'?
Question 24
January 12, 1980 was Saturday, what day was January 12, 1979:
A
Saturday
B
Friday
C
Sunday
D
Thursday
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Calendar
Question 24 Explanation: 
No. of odd days from Jan 12, 1979 to Jan 12, 1980 is = “i” So January 12, 1979 is friday.
Question 25
How many Mondays are there in a particular month of a particular year, if the month ends on Wednesday?
A
5
B
4
C
3
D
None of the above
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Calendar
Question 25 Explanation: 
If month ends with wednesday then possible dates of month end is 31, 30, 28.
The possible dates of monday = 29, 28, 26
If last monday 29 then possible dates on monday = 29, 22, 15, 8, 1
If 28th then = 28, 21, 14, 7
If 26th then = 26, 19, 12, 5

Min possible mondays = 4
Question 26
From the given four statements, select the two which cannot be true but yet both can be false.
Choose the right pair:
(i) All men are mortal
(ii) Some men are mortal
(iii) No man is mortal
(iv) Some men are not mortal
A
(i) and(ii)
B
(iii) and (iv)
C
(i) and(iii)
D
(ii) and(iv)
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 26 Explanation: 
If all men are not mortal statement II is false, if all men are mortal statement II can be false.
Question 27
A Syllogism must have:
A
Three terms
B
Four terms
C
Six terms
D
Five terms
       Logical-Reasoning       Deductive-inference-and-Syllogism
Question 27 Explanation: 
Syllogism:- A syllogism is a kind of logical argument that applies deductive reasoning to arrive at a conclusion based on two or more propositions that are asserted (or) assumed to be true. And syllogism must have four terms.
Question 28
Copula is that part of proposition which denotes the relationship between:
A
Subject and predicate
B
Known and unknown
C
Major premise and minor premise
D
Subject and object
       Logical-Reasoning       Proposition
Question 28 Explanation: 
Copula denotes relation between subject and predicate.
Question 29
"E" denotes:
A
Universal Negative Proposition
B
Particular Affirmative Proposition
C
Universal Affirmative Proposition
D
Particular Negative Proposition
       Logical-Reasoning       Proposition
Question 29 Explanation: 
“E” denotes universal negative proposition.
Question 30
'A' is the father of 'C, and 'D' is the son of 'B'. 'E' is the brother of 'A'. If 'C is the sister of 'D', how is 'B' related to 'E'?
A
daughter
B
husband
C
sister-in-law
D
brother-in-law
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Blood-Relation-Test
Question 30 Explanation: 
A is father of C and C is sister of D. So A is father of D.
But D is son of B. So, B is mother of D and wife of K also.
E is the brother of A.
So B is the sister-in-law of E.
Question 31
Which of the following methods will you choose to prepare choropleth map of India showing urban density of population:
A
Quartiles
B
Quintiles
C
Mean and SD
D
Break - point
Question 32
Which of the following methods is best suited to show on a map the types of crops being grown in a region?
A
Choropleth
B
Chorochromatic
C
Choroschematic
D
Isopleth
Question 33
A ratio represents the relation between:
A
Part and Part
B
Part and Whole
C
Whole and Whole
D
All of the above
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Ratio-and-Proportion
Question 34
Out of four numbers, the average of the first three numbers is thrice the fourth number. If the average of the four numbers is 5, the fourth number is:
A
4.5
B
5
C
2
D
4
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Averages
Question 35
Circle graphs are used to show:
A
How various sections share in the whole?
B
How various parts are related to the whole?
C
How one whole is related to other wholes
D
How one part is related to other parts?
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram
Question 36
On the keyboard of computer each character has an "ASCII" value which stands for:
A
American Stock Code for Information Interchange
B
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
C
African Standard Code for Information Interchange
D
Adaptable Standard Code for Information Change
       ICT       ICT-Abbreviation
Question 37
Which part of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) performs calculation and makes decisions:
A
Arithematic Logic Unit
B
Alternating Logic Unit
C
Alternate Local Unit
D
American Logic Unit
       ICT       CPU-Components
Question 38
"Dpi" stands for:
A
Dots per inch
B
Digits per unit
C
Dots pixel inch
D
Diagrams per inch
       ICT       ICT-Abbreviation
Question 39
The process of laying out a document with text, graphics, headlines and photographs is involved in
A
Deck Top Publishing
B
Desk Top Printing
C
Desk Top Publishing
D
Deck Top Printing
       ICT       Desk-Top-Publishing
Question 40
Transfer of data from one application to another line is known as:
A
Dynamic Disk Exchange
B
Dodgy Data Exchange
C
Dogmatic Data Exchange
D
Dynamic Data Exchange
       ICT       Data-Exchange
Question 41
Tsunami occurs due to:
A
Mild earthquakes and landslides in the oceans
B
Strong earthquakes and landslides in the oceans
C
Strong earthquakes and landslides in mountains
D
Strong earthquakes and landslides in deserts
       Environment       Tsunami
Question 42
Which of the natural hazards have big effect on Indian people each year?
A
Cyclones
B
Floods
C
Earthquakes
D
Landslides
       Environment       Natural-Hazards
Question 43
Comparative Environment Impact Assessment study is to be conducted for:
A
the whole year
B
three seasons excluding monsoon
C
any three seasons
D
the worst season
       Environment       Environment
Question 44
Sea level rise results primarily due to:
A
Heavy rainfall
B
Melting of glaciers
C
Submarine volcanism
D
Seafloor spreading
       Environment       Environment
Question 45
The plume rise in a coal based power plant depends on: (i) Buoyancy (ii) Atmospheric stability (iii) Momentum of exhaust gases Identify the correct code:
A
(i) and (ii) only
B
(ii) and (iii) only
C
(i) and (iii) only
D
(i), (ii) and (iii)
       Environment       Environment
Question 46
Value education makes a student:
A
Good citizen
B
Successful businessman
C
Popular teacher
D
Efficient manager
Question 47
Networking of libraries through electronic media is known as:
A
Inflibnet
B
Libinfnet
C
Internet
D
HTML
       ICT       Inflibnet
Question 48
The University which telecasts interactive educational programmes through its own channel is:
A
B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
B
I.G.N.O.U.
C
University of Pune
D
Annamalai University
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Categorization-of-Universities
Question 49
The Government established the University Grants Commission by an Act of Parliament in the year:
A
1980
B
1948
C
1950
D
1956
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       UGC
Question 50
Universities having central campus for imparting education are called:
A
Central Universities
B
Deemed Universities
C
Residential Universities
D
Open Universities
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Categorization-of-Universities
There are 50 questions to complete.
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