2014 December UGC NET Paper 1

Question 1
CSS stands for
A
Cascading Style Sheets
B
Collecting Style Sheets
C
Comparative Style Sheets
D
Comprehensive Style Sheets
       ICT       ICT-Related-Abbreviation
Question 2
MOOC stands for
A
Media Online Open Course
B
Massachusetts Open Online Course
C
Massive Open Online Course
D
Myrind Open Online Course
Question 3
Binary equivalent of decimal number 35 is
A
100011
B
110001
C
110101
D
101011
       ICT       Number-System
Question 4
gif, jpg, bmp, png are used as extensions for files which store
A
Audio data
B
Image data
C
Video data
D
Text data
       ICT       File-Extensions
Question 5
Which one of the following is not a search engine?
A
Google
B
Chrome
C
Yahoo
D
Bing
       ICT       Search-Engine
Question 6
Symbols A-F are used in which one of the following?
A
Binary number system
B
Decimal number system
C
Hexadecimal number system
D
Octal number system
       ICT       Number-System
Question 7
In terms of total CO 2 emissions from a country, identity the correct sequence:
A
U.S.A. > China > India > Russia
B
China > U.S.A. > India > Russia
C
China > U.S.A. > Russia > India
D
U.S.A. > China > Russia > India
       Environment       Environment
Question 8
Match List – I and List – II and identify the correct code:
A
i ii iii iv
B
iv iii i ii
C
ii iii iv i
D
iii iv ii i
       Environment       Environment
Question 9
Which of the anthropogenic activity accounts for more than 2/3 rd of global water consumption?
A
Agriculture
B
Hydropower generation
C
Industry
D
Domestic and Municipal usage
       Environment       Environment
Question 10
One of the anthropogenic sources of gaseous pollutants chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in air is
A
Cement Industry
B
Fertiliser industry
C
Foam industry
D
Pesticide industry
       Environment       Environment
Question 11
The maximum number of fake institutions / universities as identified by the UGC in the year 2014 are in the State / Union territory of
A
Bihar
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Delhi
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Higher-Education-System
Question 12
Which of the following institutions are empowered to confer or grant degrees under the UGC Act, 1956?
1. A university established by an Act of Parliament.
2. A university established by an Act of Legislature.
3. A university / institution established by a linguistic minority.
4. An institution which is a deemed to be university.
Select the correct answers from the codes given below:
A
1 and 2
B
1, 2 and 3
C
1, 2 and 4
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 13
Which of the following are the tools of good governance?
1. Social Audit
2. Separation of Powers
3. Citizen’s Charter
4. Right to Information
A
1, 3 and 4
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1 and 4
D
1, 2, 3, and 4
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 14
The cyclone “Hudhud” hit the coast of which State?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Karnataka
C
Kerala
D
Gujarat
       Environment       Environment
Question 15
Which of the following is not a renewable natural resource?
A
Clean air
B
Fresh water
C
Fertile soil
D
Salt
       Environment       Energy-Sources
Question 16
Right to privacy as a Fundamental Right is implied in
A
Right to Freedom
B
Right to Life and Personal Liberty
C
Right to Equality
D
Right against Exploitation
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 17
Which of the following organizations deals with “capacity building programe” on Educational Planning?
A
NCERT
B
UGC
C
NAAC
D
NUEPA
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Higher-Education-System
Question 18
Which of the following powers, the President has in relation to Lok Sabha?
1. Summoning
2 Adjournment- sine die
3. Prorogation
4. Dissolution
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
A
1 and 4
B
1, 2 and 3
C
1, 3 and 4
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 19
The interval between two sessions of parliament must not exceed
A
3 months
B
6 months
C
4 months
D
100 days
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 20
Maximum participation of students during teaching is possible through
A
Lecture method
B
Demonstration method
C
Inductive method
D
Textbook method
       Teaching Aptitude       Methods-of-Teaching
Question 21
Diagnostic evaluation ascertains
A
Students performance at the beginning of instructions.
B
Learning progress and failures during instructions.
C
Degree of achievements of instructions at the end.
D
Causes and remedies of persistent learning problems during instructions.
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 22
Instructional aides are used by the teacher to
A
Glorify the class
B
Attract the students
C
Clarify the concepts
D
Ensure discipline
       Teaching Aptitude       Nature-of-Teaching
Question 23
Attitude of the teacher that affects teaching pertains to
A
Affective domain
B
Cognitive domain
C
Connative domain
D
Psychomotor domain
       Teaching Aptitude       Bloom\'s-Classification
Question 24
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man” was stated by
A
M. K. Gandhi
B
R. N. Tagore
C
Swami Vivekanand
D
Sri Aurobindo
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Theory
Question 25
Which of the following is not a prescribed level of teaching?
A
Memory
B
Understanding
C
Reflective
D
Differentiation
       Teaching Aptitude       Levels-of-Teaching
Question 26
The core elements of dissertation are
A
Introduction; Data Collection; Data Analysis; Conclusions and Recommendations
B
Executive Summary; Literature review; Data gathered; Conclusions; Bibliography
C
Research Plan; Research Data; Analysis; References
D
Introduction; Literature Review; Research Methodology; Results; Discussion and Conclusion
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis
Question 27
What is a Research Design?
A
A way of conducting research that is not grounded in theory.
B
The choice between using qualitative or quantitative methods.
C
The style in which you present your research findings e.g. a graph.
D
A framework for every stage of the collection and analysis of data.
       Research Aptitude       Research-Process
Question 28
“Sampling Cases” means
A
Sampling using a sampling frame
B
Identifying people who are suitable for research
C
Literally the researcher’s brief case
D
Sampling of people, newspapers, television programmes etc.
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques
Question 29
The frequency distribution of a research data which is symmetrical in shape similar to a normal distribution but center peak is much higher, is
A
Skewed
B
Mesokurtic
C
Leptokurtic
D
Platykurtic
       Research Aptitude       Research-Process
Question 30
When planning to do a social research, it is better to
A
Approach the topic with an open mind
B
Do a pilot study before getting stuck into it
C
Be familiar with literature on the topic
D
Forget about theory because this is a very practical
       Research Aptitude       Research-Characteristics
Question 31
When academicians are called to deliver lecture or presentations to an audience on certain topics or a set of topics of educational nature, it is called
A
Training Program
B
Seminar
C
Workshop
D
Symposium
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium
Question 32
Media is known as
A
First Estate
B
Second Estate
C
Third Estate
D
Fourth Estate
Question 33
The mode of communication that involves a single source transmitting information to a large number of receivers simultaneously, is called
A
Group Communication
B
Mass Communication
C
Intrapersonal Communication
D
Interpersonal Communication
       Communication       Modes-of-Communication
Question 34
A smart classroom is a teaching space which has
(i) Smart portion with a touch panel control system.
(ii) PC/Laptop connection and DVD/VCR player.
(iii) Document camera and specialized software
(iv) Projector and screen
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
A
(i) and (ii) only
B
(ii) and (iv) only
C
(i), (ii) and (iii) only
D
(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
       ICT       ICT-and-Education
Question 35
The term “Yellow Journalism” refers toSensational news about terrorism and violence
A
Sensational news about terrorism and violence
B
Sensationalism and exaggeration to attract readers / viewers.
C
Sensational news about arts and culture.
D
Sensational news prints in yellow paper.
       ICT       Yellow-Journalism
Question 36
In the classroom, the teacher sends the message either as words or images. The students are really
A
Encoders
B
Decoders
C
Agitators
D
Propagators
       Communication       Classroom-Communication
Question 37
The next term in the series: AB, ED, IH, NM, --- is
A
TS
B
ST
C
TU
D
SU
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Alphabet-Test
Question 37 Explanation: 
Question 38
If STREAMERS is coded as UVTGALDQR, then KNOWLEDGE will be coded as
A
MQPYLCDFD
B
MPQYLDCFD
C
PMYQLDFCD
D
YMQPLDDFC
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Coding-and-Decoding
Question 38 Explanation: 
Question 39
A is brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the husband of D. E is the father of A. D is related to E as
A
Daughter
B
Daughter-in-law
C
Sister-in-law
D
Sister
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Blood-Relation-Test
Question 39 Explanation: 
A, B, C are Brothers.
C, D are Couple.
E is father of A then E is father to A, B, C.
E is father to C, then D is daughter-in-law to E.
Question 40
Two numbers are in the ration 3:5. If 9 is subtracted from the numbers, the ratio becomes 12:23. The numbers are
A
30, 50
B
36, 60
C
33, 55
D
42, 70
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Ratio-and-Proportion
Question 40 Explanation: 
A : B = 3 : 5 → (1)
(A - 9) : (B - 9) = 12 : 23 → (2)
Substitute values 33, 55 then it satisfies equations (1) & (2).
Ans:- C
Question 41
The mean of the ages of father and his son is 27 years. After 18 years, father will be twice as old as his son. Their present ages are
A
42, 12
B
40, 14
C
30, 24
D
36, 18
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Age-Related-Test
Question 42
Digital Empowerment means
(i) Universal digit literacy
(ii) Universal access to all digital resources
(iii) Collaborative digital platform for participative governance.
(iv) Probability of all entitlements for individuals through cloud.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
A
(i) and (ii) only
B
(ii) and (iii) only
C
(i), (ii) and (iii) only
D
(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Education-System
Question 43
The next term in the series: 2, 7, 28, 63, 126, --- is
A
215
B
245
C
276
D
296
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Series-Test
Question 43 Explanation: 
2, 7, 28, 63, 126, 215
13+1, 23-1, 33+1, 43-1, 53+1, 63-1
Question 44
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 44 to 48:
The literary distaste for politics, however, seems to be focused not so much on the largely murky practice of politics in itself as a subject of literary representation but rather more on how it is often depicted in literature, i.e., on the very politics of such representation. A political novel often turns out to be not merely a novel about politics but a novel with a politics of its own, for it seeks not merely to show us how things are but has fairly definite ideas about how things should be, and precisely what one should think and do in order to make things move in that desired direction. In short, it seeks to convert and enlist the reader to a particular cause or ideology; it often is (in an only too familiar phrase) not literature but propaganda. This is said to violate the very spirit of literature which is to broaden our understanding of the world and the range of our sympathies rather than to narrow them down through partisan commitment. As John Keats said, ‘We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us’.
Another reason why politics does not seem amenable to the highest kind of literary representation seems to arise from the fact that politics by its very nature is constituted of ideas and ideologies. If political situations do not lend themselves to happy literary treatment, political ideas present perhaps an even greater problem in this regard. Literature, it is argued, is about human experiences rather than about intellectual abstractions; it deals in what is called the ‘felt reality’ of human flesh and blood, and in sap and savour. (rasa) rather than in and lifeless ideas. In an extensive discussion of the matter in her book Ideas and the Novel, the American novelist Mary McCarthy observed that ‘ideas are still today felt to be unsightly in the novel’ though that was not so in ‘former days’, i.e., in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her formulation of the precise nature of the incompatibility between ideas on the one hand and the novel on the other betrays perhaps a divided conscience in the matter and a sense of dilemma shared by many writers and readers: ‘An idea cannot have loose ends, but a novel, I almost think, needs them. Nevertheless, there is enough in common for the novelists to feel... the attraction of ideas while taking up arms against them — most often with weapons of mockery.’

The constructs of politics by its nature is
A
Prevalent political situation
B
Ideas and Ideologies
C
Political propaganda
D
Understanding of human nature
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 45
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 44 to 48:
The literary distaste for politics, however, seems to be focused not so much on the largely murky practice of politics in itself as a subject of literary representation but rather more on how it is often depicted in literature, i.e., on the very politics of such representation. A political novel often turns out to be not merely a novel about politics but a novel with a politics of its own, for it seeks not merely to show us how things are but has fairly definite ideas about how things should be, and precisely what one should think and do in order to make things move in that desired direction. In short, it seeks to convert and enlist the reader to a particular cause or ideology; it often is (in an only too familiar phrase) not literature but propaganda. This is said to violate the very spirit of literature which is to broaden our understanding of the world and the range of our sympathies rather than to narrow them down through partisan commitment. As John Keats said, ‘We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us’.
Another reason why politics does not seem amenable to the highest kind of literary representation seems to arise from the fact that politics by its very nature is constituted of ideas and ideologies. If political situations do not lend themselves to happy literary treatment, political ideas present perhaps an even greater problem in this regard. Literature, it is argued, is about human experiences rather than about intellectual abstractions; it deals in what is called the ‘felt reality’ of human flesh and blood, and in sap and savour. (rasa) rather than in and lifeless ideas. In an extensive discussion of the matter in her book Ideas and the Novel, the American novelist Mary McCarthy observed that ‘ideas are still today felt to be unsightly in the novel’ though that was not so in ‘former days’, i.e., in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her formulation of the precise nature of the incompatibility between ideas on the one hand and the novel on the other betrays perhaps a divided conscience in the matter and a sense of dilemma shared by many writers and readers: ‘An idea cannot have loose ends, but a novel, I almost think, needs them. Nevertheless, there is enough in common for the novelists to feel... the attraction of ideas while taking up arms against them — most often with weapons of mockery.’

Literature deals with
A
Human experiences in politics
B
Intellectual abstractions
C
Dry and empty ideas
D
Felt reality of human life
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 46
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 44 to 48:
The literary distaste for politics, however, seems to be focused not so much on the largely murky practice of politics in itself as a subject of literary representation but rather more on how it is often depicted in literature, i.e., on the very politics of such representation. A political novel often turns out to be not merely a novel about politics but a novel with a politics of its own, for it seeks not merely to show us how things are but has fairly definite ideas about how things should be, and precisely what one should think and do in order to make things move in that desired direction. In short, it seeks to convert and enlist the reader to a particular cause or ideology; it often is (in an only too familiar phrase) not literature but propaganda. This is said to violate the very spirit of literature which is to broaden our understanding of the world and the range of our sympathies rather than to narrow them down through partisan commitment. As John Keats said, ‘We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us’.
Another reason why politics does not seem amenable to the highest kind of literary representation seems to arise from the fact that politics by its very nature is constituted of ideas and ideologies. If political situations do not lend themselves to happy literary treatment, political ideas present perhaps an even greater problem in this regard. Literature, it is argued, is about human experiences rather than about intellectual abstractions; it deals in what is called the ‘felt reality’ of human flesh and blood, and in sap and savour. (rasa) rather than in and lifeless ideas. In an extensive discussion of the matter in her book Ideas and the Novel, the American novelist Mary McCarthy observed that ‘ideas are still today felt to be unsightly in the novel’ though that was not so in ‘former days’, i.e., in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her formulation of the precise nature of the incompatibility between ideas on the one hand and the novel on the other betrays perhaps a divided conscience in the matter and a sense of dilemma shared by many writers and readers: ‘An idea cannot have loose ends, but a novel, I almost think, needs them. Nevertheless, there is enough in common for the novelists to feel... the attraction of ideas while taking up arms against them — most often with weapons of mockery.’

The observation of the novelist, May McCarthy reveals
A
Unseen felt ideas of today in the novel
B
Dichotomy of conscience on political ideas and novels
C
Compatibility between idea and novel
D
Endless idea and novels
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 47
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 44 to 48:
The literary distaste for politics, however, seems to be focused not so much on the largely murky practice of politics in itself as a subject of literary representation but rather more on how it is often depicted in literature, i.e., on the very politics of such representation. A political novel often turns out to be not merely a novel about politics but a novel with a politics of its own, for it seeks not merely to show us how things are but has fairly definite ideas about how things should be, and precisely what one should think and do in order to make things move in that desired direction. In short, it seeks to convert and enlist the reader to a particular cause or ideology; it often is (in an only too familiar phrase) not literature but propaganda. This is said to violate the very spirit of literature which is to broaden our understanding of the world and the range of our sympathies rather than to narrow them down through partisan commitment. As John Keats said, ‘We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us’.
Another reason why politics does not seem amenable to the highest kind of literary representation seems to arise from the fact that politics by its very nature is constituted of ideas and ideologies. If political situations do not lend themselves to happy literary treatment, political ideas present perhaps an even greater problem in this regard. Literature, it is argued, is about human experiences rather than about intellectual abstractions; it deals in what is called the ‘felt reality’ of human flesh and blood, and in sap and savour. (rasa) rather than in and lifeless ideas. In an extensive discussion of the matter in her book Ideas and the Novel, the American novelist Mary McCarthy observed that ‘ideas are still today felt to be unsightly in the novel’ though that was not so in ‘former days’, i.e., in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her formulation of the precise nature of the incompatibility between ideas on the one hand and the novel on the other betrays perhaps a divided conscience in the matter and a sense of dilemma shared by many writers and readers: ‘An idea cannot have loose ends, but a novel, I almost think, needs them. Nevertheless, there is enough in common for the novelists to feel... the attraction of ideas while taking up arms against them — most often with weapons of mockery.’

According to the passage, a political novel often turns out to be a
A
Literary distaste for politics
B
Literary representation of politics
C
Novels with its own politics
D
Depiction of murky practice of politics
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 48
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 44 to 48:
The literary distaste for politics, however, seems to be focused not so much on the largely murky practice of politics in itself as a subject of literary representation but rather more on how it is often depicted in literature, i.e., on the very politics of such representation. A political novel often turns out to be not merely a novel about politics but a novel with a politics of its own, for it seeks not merely to show us how things are but has fairly definite ideas about how things should be, and precisely what one should think and do in order to make things move in that desired direction. In short, it seeks to convert and enlist the reader to a particular cause or ideology; it often is (in an only too familiar phrase) not literature but propaganda. This is said to violate the very spirit of literature which is to broaden our understanding of the world and the range of our sympathies rather than to narrow them down through partisan commitment. As John Keats said, ‘We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us’.
Another reason why politics does not seem amenable to the highest kind of literary representation seems to arise from the fact that politics by its very nature is constituted of ideas and ideologies. If political situations do not lend themselves to happy literary treatment, political ideas present perhaps an even greater problem in this regard. Literature, it is argued, is about human experiences rather than about intellectual abstractions; it deals in what is called the ‘felt reality’ of human flesh and blood, and in sap and savour. (rasa) rather than in and lifeless ideas. In an extensive discussion of the matter in her book Ideas and the Novel, the American novelist Mary McCarthy observed that ‘ideas are still today felt to be unsightly in the novel’ though that was not so in ‘former days’, i.e., in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her formulation of the precise nature of the incompatibility between ideas on the one hand and the novel on the other betrays perhaps a divided conscience in the matter and a sense of dilemma shared by many writers and readers: ‘An idea cannot have loose ends, but a novel, I almost think, needs them. Nevertheless, there is enough in common for the novelists to feel... the attraction of ideas while taking up arms against them — most often with weapons of mockery.’

A political novel reveals
A
Reality of the tings
B
Writer’s perception
C
Particular ideology of the readers
D
The spirit of literature
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 49
Warrior is related to sword, carpenter is related to saw, farmer is related to plough. In the same way, the author is related to
A
Book
B
Fame
C
Reader
D
Pen
Question 50
Given below is a diagram of three circles A, B and C over-lapping each other? The circle A represents the class of honest people, the circle B represent the class of sincere people and circle C represents the class of politicians. p, q, r, s, U, X, Y represent different regions. Select the code that represents the region indicating the class of honest politicians who are not sincere.
A
X
B
q
C
p
D
s
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram
Question 50 Explanation: 
‘S’ is the region of honest politicians who are not sincere.
Question 51
“A man ought no more to value himself for being wiser than a woman if he owes his advantage to a better education, than he ought to boast of his courage for beating a man when his hands were tied.” The above passage is an instance of
A
Deductive argument
B
Hypothetical argument
C
Analogical argument
D
Factual argument
       Logical-Reasoning       Analogical-Reasoning
Question 51 Explanation: 
The given passage is enhance of Analogical argument.
→ Analogical arguments (or argument by analogy) are a form of induction is derived from a comparison of similarities between the two are more cases.
Question 52
By which of the following proposition, the proposition “wise men are hardly afraid of death” is contradicted?
A
Some wise men are afraid of death.
B
All wise men are afraid of death.
C
No wise men is afraid of death.
D
Some wise men are not afraid of death.
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 52 Explanation: 
Option ‘B’ is suitable contradicted to given proposition.
Question 53
When in a group of propositions, one proposition is claimed to follow from the others, that group of propositions is called
A
An argument
B
A valid argument
C
An explanation
D
An invalid argument
       Logical-Reasoning       Validity-of-Arguments
Question 53 Explanation: 
Argument:- Set of reasons given in support of an idea, theory (or) action.
Question 54
Namita and Samita are brilliant and studious. Anita and karabi are obedient and irregular. Babita and Namita are irregular but brilliant. Samita and Kabita are regular and obedient. Who among them is/are brilliant, obedient, regular and studious?
A
Samita alone
B
Namita and Samita
C
Kabita alone
D
Anita alone
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram
Question 55
For a country CO2 emissions (million metric tons) from various sectors are given in the following table. Answer the questions (55 to 60) based on the data given :


What is the percentage (%) growth of CO2 emissions from power sector during 2005 to 2009 ?
A
60
B
50
C
40
D
80
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 56
For a country CO2 emissions (million metric tons) from various sectors are given in the following table. Answer the questions (55 to 60) based on the data given :


By what percentage (%), the total emissions of CO 2 have increased from 2005 to 2009?
A
~89.32%
B
~57.62%
C
~40.32%
D
~113.12%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 57
For a country CO2 emissions (million metric tons) from various sectors are given in the following table. Answer the questions (55 to 60) based on the data given :


What is the average annual growth rate of CO 2 emission in power sector?
A
~12.57%
B
~16.87%
C
~30.81%
D
~50.25%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 58
For a country CO2 emissions (million metric tons) from various sectors are given in the following table. Answer the questions (55 to 60) based on the data given :


What is the percentage contribution of power sector to total CO 2 emission in the year 2008?
A
~30.82%
B
~41.18%
C
~51.38%
D
~60.25%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 59
For a country CO2 emissions (million metric tons) from various sectors are given in the following table. Answer the questions (55 to 60) based on the data given :


In which year, the contribution (%) of industry to total sectoral CO 2 emission was minimum?
A
2005
B
2006
C
2007
D
2008
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 60
For a country CO2 emissions (million metric tons) from various sectors are given in the following table. Answer the questions (55 to 60) based on the data given :


Which sector has recorded maximum growth in CO 2 emission during 2005 to 2009?
A
Power
B
Industry
C
Commercial
D
Agriculture
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
There are 60 questions to complete.
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