2013 September UGC NET Paper 1

Question 1
The world population growth rate at a certain reference year was 3.5%. Assuming exponential growth of population, after how many years, the population of the world would have increased by a factor 16 ?
A
~ 80 years
B
~ 40 years
C
~ 160 years
D
~ 320 years
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Growth-Rate
Question 2
Telephone is an example of
A
linear communication
B
non-linear communication
C
circular
D
mechanised
       Communication       Types-of-Communicatiion
Question 3
Means of grapevine communication are
A
formal
B
informal
C
critical
D
corporate
       Communication       Grapevine-Communication
Question 4
Communication issues at the international level are addressed by
A
ILO
B
ITU
C
UNDP
D
UNESCO
       Communication       UNESCO
Question 5
Referential framing used by TV audience connects media with
A
reality
B
falsity
C
negativity
D
passivity
       ICT       Media
Question 6
The communicated knowledge in a classroom is considered as
A
non-pervasive treasure
B
limited judgement
C
autonomous virtue
D
cultural capital
       Communication       Classroom-Communication
Question 7
Classroom communication is normally considered as
A
effective
B
affective
C
cognitive
D
non-selective
       Communication       Classroom-Communication
Question 8
A person writes all the numbers from 0 to 99. The number of times digit 3 will be written is
A
18
B
19
C
20
D
21
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Number-Theory
Question 9
Starting from point A, Ajit walks 14 metres towards west, he then turns to his right and walks 14 metres and then turns to his left and walks 10 metres. He again turns to his left and walks 14 metres and reaches to the point E. The shortest distance between A and E is
A
38
B
42
C
52
D
24
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Direction-Sense-Test
Question 9 Explanation: 
Question 10
A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a round table. A is between E and F. E is opposite to D and C is not in either of the neighbouring seats of E. The person opposite to B is
A
C
B
D
C
A
D
F
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Seating-Arrangement
Question 10 Explanation: 
A is between E & F = AEF
The final seating arrangement is represented in figure
The person opposite to B = F
Question 11
The missing term in the series 2, 7, 24, 77, ?, 723 is
A
238
B
432
C
542
D
320
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Series-Test
Question 12
In certain city the Taxi charges comprise of a fixed charge and the charge of the distance travelled. A person paid ` 156 for a journey of 16 km and another person paid ` 204 for the journey of 24 km. The amount paid by a passenger who has travelled 30 km is
A
236
B
240
C
248
D
256
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Distance-and-Time
Question 12 Explanation: 
Fixed charge = ‘x’ Say
Variable charge = Rs y per km
⇒ x + 16y = 156 → (1)
x + 24y = 204 → (2)
By solving (1) & (2),
x = 60, y = 6
⇒ Cost for travelling distance of 30 km = 60 + 3y
= 60 + 3(6)
= Rs 240
Question 13
In certain code HEALTH is written as KHDOWK. The code of NORTH will be
A
QRUWK
B
RQWUK
C
RWQUK
D
RWUKQ
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Coding-and-Decoding
Question 13 Explanation: 
Question 14
Yadav, Arjun, Rajesh and Kamal play cricket. Rajesh and Kamal play tennis but do not play football. Yadav does not play Badminton but play golf. Arjun does not play tennis. Kamal sometimes plays Badminton. Who does play only cricket ?
A
Yadav
B
Arjun
C
Rajesh
D
Kamal
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram
Question 15
A deductive argument can not be valid :
A
If its premise / premises is/are true and its conclusion is true.
B
If its premise / premises is /are true and its conclusion is false.
C
If its premise / premises is/are false and its conclusion is false.
D
If its premise / premises is / are false and its conclusion is true.
       Logical-Reasoning       Deductive-Reasoning
Question 15 Explanation: 
Deductive argument is not valid when premises true and the conclusion is false.
Ans:- Option B
Question 16
An analogical argument is strengthened by
A
making the claim bolder while its premises remain unchanged.
B
reducing the claim made on the basis of the premises affirmed.
C
remaining the claim unchanged while the evidence in its support is found to exhibit greater frailty.
D
None of the above.
       Logical-Reasoning       Analogical-Reasoning
Question 16 Explanation: 
Option ‘B’ is appropriate to the analogical arguments.
Question 17
If two propositions cannot both be false but may both be true, what is the relation between the two propositions ?
A
Contrary
B
Sub-contrary
C
Sub-alternation
D
Contradictory
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 17 Explanation: 
Subcontrary:- Two prepositions can be true, but cannot be false.
Question 18
Given below are some codes of arrangements of three items in order of wider scope. Select the correct code.
A
Garments, cloth and shirts
B
Cloth, garments and shirts
C
Shirts, garments and cloth
D
Garments, shirts and cloth
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Classification
Question 19
What is equivalent of the statement ‘All atheists are pessimists’ ?
A
All non-pessimists are nonatheists.
B
All non-atheists are nonpessimists.
C
All pessimists are atheists.
D
None of the above.
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 19 Explanation: 
Question 20
In the following table, trends in production of energy in India by primary sources are given. Study the table and answer Question Nos. 20 to 23 : (Production in peta Joules)


In which year primary sources recorded the lowest growth in total production of energy ?
A
2007–08
B
2008–09
C
2009–10
D
2010–11
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 21
In the following table, trends in production of energy in India by primary sources are given. Study the table and answer Question Nos. 20 to 23 : (Production in peta Joules)


Which source of energy has shown the highest growth rate in production during 2006-07 to 2010-11 ?
A
Coal & lignite
B
Crude petroleum
C
Hydro & nuclear electricity
D
Total production of energy
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 22
In the following table, trends in production of energy in India by primary sources are given. Study the table and answer Question Nos. 20 to 23 : (Production in peta Joules)


Which one of the following primary sources of energy has recorded the highest growth in production in 2008–09 ?
A
Coal & lignite
B
Crude petroleum
C
Natural gas
D
Hydro & nuclear electricity
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 23
In the following table, trends in production of energy in India by primary sources are given. Study the table and answer Question Nos. 20 to 23 : (Production in peta Joules)


In which year, production of hydro and nuclear electricity was almost double the production of crude petroleum and natural gas taken together ?
A
2006–07
B
2007–08
C
2008–09
D
2009–10
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 24
The Internet ethical protocol is called
A
net protocol
B
netiquette
C
net ethics
D
net morality
       ICT       Internet
Question 25
Commercial messages on the net are identified as
A
Net ads
B
Internet commercials
C
Webmercials
D
Viral advertisements
       ICT       Webmercials
Question 26
Manuel Castelle was the first to use the term
A
Internet society
B
Electronic society
C
Network society
D
Telematic society
       Communication       Manuel-Castelle
Question 27
GIF stands for
A
Global Information Format
B
Graphics Information Format
C
Graphics Interchange File
D
Graphics Interchange Format
       ICT       ICT-Related-Abbreviation
Question 28
Which one of the following is not an Operating System ?
A
IBM AIX
B
Linux
C
Sun Solaris
D
Firefox
       ICT       Operating-System
Question 29
Which of the following is/are a minority institution(s) ?
1. Punjabi University, Patiala
2. Osmania University, Hyderabad
3. Kashmir University, Srinagar
4. St. Stephens College, Delhi
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 4
C
2 only
D
4 only
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Categorization-of-Universities
Question 30
Which of the following statements are correct about the National Advisory Council (NAC) ?
1. The National Advisory Council is a statutory body.
2. It is headed by the Prime Minister of India.
3. It facilitates constant interaction with the leaders of civil society.
4. It provides policy and legislative inputs to the Government of India.
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
A
1, 2 and 3
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1, 3 and 4
D
3 and 4
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       NAC
Question 31
Which of the following are voluntary provisions in the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act (1992) ?
1. Minimum age of 21 for contesting elections to Panchayats.
2. Indirect elections to the post of Chairperson of Panchayats at the intermediate and district levels.
3. Representation of Members of Parliament and State Legislature on Panchayati Raj institutions.
4. Reservation of seats for backward classes.
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
A
1, 2 and 4
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1, 2 and 3
D
3 and 4
       Teaching Aptitude       Modes-of-Learning
Question 32
In which of the following States the segment of population, which is in majority, enjoys the benefit of reservation of seats in the State Assembly ?
A
Meghalaya and Mizoram
B
Assam and Nagaland
C
Madhya Pradesh and Assam
D
Rajasthan and Arunachal Pradesh
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 33
Which of the following are the ways of acquiring Indian citizenship ?
1. Birth
2. Descent
3. Naturalisation
4. Incorporation of territory
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
A
1 and 2
B
1 and 4
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
       Teaching Aptitude       Leaning-Hierarchy
Question 34
Which of the following statements about the Union Public Service Commission are correct ?
1. UPSC is a Constitutional body.
2. It serves as an advisory body.
3. It is called upon to advise the Government in regard to representation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Civil Service.
4. It is consulted on appointments of Chairman and members of Tribunals and Commissions.
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
A
1, 2 and 3
B
1, 2 and 4
C
1, 3 and 4
D
1 and 2
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 35
Read the following passage carefully and answer Question Nos. from 35 to 40 :
I had occasion to work with her closely during the Women’s International Year in 1975 when she was chairing a Steering Committee and made me the member in charge of publicity.Representatives from different political parties and women’s organizations were on the committee and though the leftists claimed a sort of proprietary right over her, Aruna encouraged and treated all members alike. It was not her political affiliations or her involvement in a particular cause, which won her respect and recognition, but her utter honesty in public life, her integrity and her compassion for the oppressed which made her an adorable person. She had the courage to differ with and defy the mightiest in the land; yet her human spirit prompted her to work in the worst of slums to offer succour to the poor and the exploited.
In later years – around late eighties and early nineties – Aruna Asaf Ali’s health began to deteriorate. Though her mind remained alert, she could not actively take up her pet causes – action for women’s advancement, planning for economic justice, role of media, reaffirmation of values in public affairs etc. Slowly, her movements were restricted and Aruna who had drawn sustenance from common people, from her involvement in public life, became a lonely person. She passed away in July 1996.

Which Committee was chaired by Aruna ?
A
Women’s International Year’s Committee
B
Steering Committee of Women’s International Year
C
A Committee of Publicity
D
Women’s Organizations
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 36
Read the following passage carefully and answer Question Nos. from 35 to 40 :
I had occasion to work with her closely during the Women’s International Year in 1975 when she was chairing a Steering Committee and made me the member in charge of publicity.Representatives from different political parties and women’s organizations were on the committee and though the leftists claimed a sort of proprietary right over her, Aruna encouraged and treated all members alike. It was not her political affiliations or her involvement in a particular cause, which won her respect and recognition, but her utter honesty in public life, her integrity and her compassion for the oppressed which made her an adorable person. She had the courage to differ with and defy the mightiest in the land; yet her human spirit prompted her to work in the worst of slums to offer succour to the poor and the exploited.
In later years – around late eighties and early nineties – Aruna Asaf Ali’s health began to deteriorate. Though her mind remained alert, she could not actively take up her pet causes – action for women’s advancement, planning for economic justice, role of media, reaffirmation of values in public affairs etc. Slowly, her movements were restricted and Aruna who had drawn sustenance from common people, from her involvement in public life, became a lonely person. She passed away in July 1996.

Who were made the members of the Committee of Publicity ?
Choose the answer from codes given below :
(i) Representatives from different political parties.
(ii) Representatives from the leftist parties.
(iii) Representatives from the women’s organizations.
(iv) None of the above.
A
(i), (iii)
B
(i), (ii)
C
(i), (ii), (iii)
D
(iv)
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 37
Read the following passage carefully and answer Question Nos. from 35 to 40 :
I had occasion to work with her closely during the Women’s International Year in 1975 when she was chairing a Steering Committee and made me the member in charge of publicity.Representatives from different political parties and women’s organizations were on the committee and though the leftists claimed a sort of proprietary right over her, Aruna encouraged and treated all members alike. It was not her political affiliations or her involvement in a particular cause, which won her respect and recognition, but her utter honesty in public life, her integrity and her compassion for the oppressed which made her an adorable person. She had the courage to differ with and defy the mightiest in the land; yet her human spirit prompted her to work in the worst of slums to offer succour to the poor and the exploited.
In later years – around late eighties and early nineties – Aruna Asaf Ali’s health began to deteriorate. Though her mind remained alert, she could not actively take up her pet causes – action for women’s advancement, planning for economic justice, role of media, reaffirmation of values in public affairs etc. Slowly, her movements were restricted and Aruna who had drawn sustenance from common people, from her involvement in public life, became a lonely person. She passed away in July 1996.

Aruna earned respect because of
A
she identified with the leftists
B
she did not associate with any political party
C
chairing a Steering Committee
D
she identified with women’s organizations
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 38
Read the following passage carefully and answer Question Nos. from 35 to 40 :
I had occasion to work with her closely during the Women’s International Year in 1975 when she was chairing a Steering Committee and made me the member in charge of publicity.Representatives from different political parties and women’s organizations were on the committee and though the leftists claimed a sort of proprietary right over her, Aruna encouraged and treated all members alike. It was not her political affiliations or her involvement in a particular cause, which won her respect and recognition, but her utter honesty in public life, her integrity and her compassion for the oppressed which made her an adorable person. She had the courage to differ with and defy the mightiest in the land; yet her human spirit prompted her to work in the worst of slums to offer succour to the poor and the exploited.
In later years – around late eighties and early nineties – Aruna Asaf Ali’s health began to deteriorate. Though her mind remained alert, she could not actively take up her pet causes – action for women’s advancement, planning for economic justice, role of media, reaffirmation of values in public affairs etc. Slowly, her movements were restricted and Aruna who had drawn sustenance from common people, from her involvement in public life, became a lonely person. She passed away in July 1996.

Who tried to monopolize Aruna as their proprietary right ?
A
Women Organizations
B
Leftists
C
Steering Committee
D
Some Political Parties
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 39
Read the following passage carefully and answer Question Nos. from 35 to 40 :
I had occasion to work with her closely during the Women’s International Year in 1975 when she was chairing a Steering Committee and made me the member in charge of publicity.Representatives from different political parties and women’s organizations were on the committee and though the leftists claimed a sort of proprietary right over her, Aruna encouraged and treated all members alike. It was not her political affiliations or her involvement in a particular cause, which won her respect and recognition, but her utter honesty in public life, her integrity and her compassion for the oppressed which made her an adorable person. She had the courage to differ with and defy the mightiest in the land; yet her human spirit prompted her to work in the worst of slums to offer succour to the poor and the exploited.
In later years – around late eighties and early nineties – Aruna Asaf Ali’s health began to deteriorate. Though her mind remained alert, she could not actively take up her pet causes – action for women’s advancement, planning for economic justice, role of media, reaffirmation of values in public affairs etc. Slowly, her movements were restricted and Aruna who had drawn sustenance from common people, from her involvement in public life, became a lonely person. She passed away in July 1996.

Aruna’s health began to deteriorate from
A
1985 – 2002
B
1998 – 2000
C
1981 – 2000
D
1989 – 2001
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 40
Read the following passage carefully and answer Question Nos. from 35 to 40 :
I had occasion to work with her closely during the Women’s International Year in 1975 when she was chairing a Steering Committee and made me the member in charge of publicity.Representatives from different political parties and women’s organizations were on the committee and though the leftists claimed a sort of proprietary right over her, Aruna encouraged and treated all members alike. It was not her political affiliations or her involvement in a particular cause, which won her respect and recognition, but her utter honesty in public life, her integrity and her compassion for the oppressed which made her an adorable person. She had the courage to differ with and defy the mightiest in the land; yet her human spirit prompted her to work in the worst of slums to offer succour to the poor and the exploited.
In later years – around late eighties and early nineties – Aruna Asaf Ali’s health began to deteriorate. Though her mind remained alert, she could not actively take up her pet causes – action for women’s advancement, planning for economic justice, role of media, reaffirmation of values in public affairs etc. Slowly, her movements were restricted and Aruna who had drawn sustenance from common people, from her involvement in public life, became a lonely person. She passed away in July 1996.

Aruna’s pet cause(s) in her life was/ were
A
Role of media
B
Economic justice
C
Reaffirmation of values in public affairs
D
All the above
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 41
A good teacher must be
A
resourceful and autocratic
B
resourceful and participative
C
resourceful and authoritative
D
resourceful and dominant
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 42
Which one of the following is the best method of teaching ?
A
Lecture method
B
Discussion method
C
Demonstration method
D
Question-Answer method
       Teaching Aptitude       Methods-of-Teaching
Question 43
Successful Communication in classroom teaching is
A
Circular
B
Reciprocal
C
Directional
D
Influential
       Communication       Classroom-Communication
Question 44
Which one of the following types of evaluation assesses the learning progress to provide continuous feedback to both teachers and students during instruction ?
A
Placement evaluation
B
Formative evaluation
C
Diagnostic evaluation
D
Summative
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 45
Which one of the following is a scaled down teaching situation ?
A
Macro teaching
B
Team teaching
C
Cooperative teaching
D
Micro teaching
       Teaching Aptitude       Types-of-Teaching
Question 46
CLASS stands for
A
Complete Literacy and Studies in Schools
B
Computer Literates and Students in Schools
C
Computer Literacy and Studies in Schools
D
Centre for Literacy and Studies in Schools
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Theory
Question 47
Which one of the following is not a type of experimental method ?
A
Single group experiment
B
Residual group experiment
C
Parallel group experiment
D
Rational group experiment
       Research Aptitude       Research-Method
Question 48
Which one of the following is not a non-parametric test ?
A
t-test
B
Sign test
C
Chi-square test
D
Run test
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing
Question 49
Read the following statements – one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Qualitative research in India has a long way to go to reach international standards.
Reason (R) : Because the funding agencies do not support qualitative research in academic institutions.
Find the correct answer from the codes given below :
A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C
(A) is true, but (R) is false.
D
Both (A) and (R) are false.
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 50
Identify the correct sequence of research steps :
A
Selection of topic, review of literature, data collection, interpretation of findings
B
Review of literature, selection of topic, data collection, interpretation of findings
C
Selection of topic, data collection, review of literature, interpretation of findings
D
Selection of topic, review of literature, interpretation of findings, data collection
       Research Aptitude       Research-Process
Question 51
Deconstruction is a popular method of research in
A
Basic Science
B
Applied Science
C
Social Science
D
Literature
       Research Aptitude       Research-Method
Question 52
With which one of the following techniques communality is associated ?
A
Univariate analysis
B
Factor analysis
C
Case studies
D
SWOT analysis
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 53
The variable which impacts the relationship between an independent variable and a dependent variable is known as
A
antecedent variable
B
precedent variable
C
predictor variable
D
control variable
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Variables
Question 54
Which one of the following is a nonprobability sampling method ?
A
Simple Random Sampling
B
Stratified Sampling
C
Cluster Sampling
D
Quota Sampling
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques
Question 55
By the year 2022, the Climate Change Action Plan of Government of India aims at installing
A
20,000 MW of wind power
B
25,000 MW of wind power
C
20,000 MW of solar power
D
10,000 MW of solar power
       Environment       Environment
Question 56
Which one of the following biosphere reserves has UNESCO recognition ?
A
Manas
B
Kanchenjunga
C
Seshachalam Hills
D
Greater Nicobar
       Environment       Environment
Question 57
Which activity contributes to water pollution more than any other throughout world ?
A
Agriculture
B
Hydroelectric power generation
C
Industry
D
Urbanisation
       Environment       Water-Pollution
Question 58
Match List – I with List – II and find the correct answer from the codes given below :
A
i ii iii iv
B
ii iii iv i
C
iii iv ii i
D
iv iii i ii
       Environment       Environment
Question 59
G5 are the five most important emerging economies of world. Which one of the following does not form part of G5 ?
A
Mexico
B
Brazil
C
China
D
Korea
       Environment       Environment
Question 60
Which of the following nations has the maximum per capita emissions of carbon di-oxide?
A
China
B
Japan
C
USA
D
India
       Environment       Environment
There are 60 questions to complete.