2015 June NTA UGC Paper 1

Question 1
Which of the following represents one billion characters?
A
Terabyte
B
Kilobyte
C
Megabyte
D
Gigabyte
       ICT       Computer-Storage-Related
Question 2
The factors which are most important in determining the impact of anthropogenic activities on environment are:
A
Population, forest cover and land available per person
B
Population, affluence per person, land available per person
C
Population, affluence per person and the technology used for exploiting resources
D
Atmospheric conditions, population and forest cover
       Environment       Environment
Question 3
Which one of the following represents the binary equivalent of the decimal number 25?
A
11011
B
10101
C
01101
D
11001
       ICT       Number-System
Question 4
The University Grants Commission was established with which of the following aims?
(a) Promotion of research and development in higher education
(b) Identifying and sustaining institutions of potential learning
(c) Capacity building of teachers
(d) Providing, autonomy to each and every higher educational institution in India
A
(a), (b) and (d)
B
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       UGC
Question 5
The session of the parliament is summoned by:
A
The Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
B
The President
C
The Prime Minister
D
The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 6
India's contribution to total global carbon dioxide emissions is about:
A
~15%
B
~3%
C
~6%
D
~10%
       Environment       Environment
Question 7
In which of the countries per capita use of water is maximum?
A
India
B
USA
C
European Union
D
China
       Environment       Environment
Question 8
Encoding or scrambling data for transmission across a network is known as:
A
Decryption
B
Protection
C
Detection
D
Encryption
       ICT       Encryption-Decryption
Question 9
Civil Service Day is celebrated in India on:
A
7th July
B
21st April
C
24th April
D
21st June
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Civil-Service-Day
Question 10
The South Asia University is situated in the city of:
A
Kathmandu
B
Colombo
C
Dhaka
D
New Delhi
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Categorization-of-Universities
Question 11
Which is an instant messenger that is used for chatting?
A
Google Talk
B
AltaVista
C
MAC
D
Microsoft Office
       ICT       Messenger-App
Question 12
The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in institutions of higher education in India at present (2015) is about:
A
23 percent
B
8 percent
C
12 percent
D
19 percent
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Higher-Education-System
Question 13
Two earthquakes A and B happen to be of magnitude 5 and 6 respectively on Richter Scale.
The ratio of the energies released E B /E A will be approximately:
A
~64
B
~8
C
~16
D
~32
       Environment       Earthquake
Question 14
Which of the following is not an output device?
A
Keyboard
B
Printer
C
Speaker
D
Monitor
       ICT       Output-Devices
Question 15
Which of the following is not open source software?
A
Apache HTTP server
B
Internet explorer
C
Fedora Linux
D
Open office
       ICT       Computer-Softwares
Question 16
In the recently launched Air Quality Index in India, which of the following pollutants is not included?
A
Chlorofluorocarbons
B
Carbon monoxide
C
Fine particulate matter
D
Ozone
       Environment       Air-Pollution
Question 17
The total number of central universities in India in April 2015 was:
A
43
B
08
C
14
D
27
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Categorization-of-Universities
Question 18
Which of the following combinations represent renewable natural resources?
A
Oil, forests and tides
B
Fertile soil, fresh water and natural gas
C
Clean air, phosphates and biological diversity
D
Fishes, fertile soil and fresh water
       Environment       Energy-Sources
Question 19
Which of the following factors does not impact teaching?
A
Learning through experience
B
Teacher's knowledge
C
Class room activities that encourage learning
D
Socio-economic background of teachers and students
       Teaching Aptitude       Factors-Affecting-Teaching
Question 20
Which of the following steps are required to design a questionnaire?
(a) Writing primary and secondary aims of the study.
(b) Review of the current literature.
(c) Prepare a draft of questionnaire.
(d) Revision of the draft.
A
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (c) and (d)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
Question 21
Which of the following is the highest level of cognitive ability?
A
Evaluating
B
Knowing
C
Understanding
D
Analysing
Question 22
Achievement tests are commonly used for the purpose of:
A
Assessing the amount of learning after teaching
B
Making selections for a specific job
C
Selecting candidates for a course
D
Identifying strengths and weaknesses of learners
Question 23
The conclusions/findings of which type of research cannot be generalized to other situations?
A
Causal Comparative Research
B
Historical Research
C
Descriptive Research
D
Experimental Research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 24
Techniques used by a teacher to teach include:
(a) Lecture
(b) Interactive lecture
(c) Group work
(d) Self study
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
A
(a), (b) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
Question 25
A good thesis writing should involve:
(a) Reduction of punctuation and grammatical errors to a minimum.
(b) Careful checking of references.
(c) Consistency in the way the thesis is written.
(d) A clear and well written abstract.
A
(b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(a), (b) and (d)
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis
Question 26
Which of the following statements regarding the meaning of research are correct?
(a) Research refers to a series of systematic activity or activities undertaken to find out the solution of a problem.
(b) It is a systematic, logical and an unbiased process wherein verification of hypothesis, data analysis, interpretation and formation of principles can be done.
(c) It is an intellectual enquiry or quest towards truth.
(d) It leads to enhancement of knowledge.
A
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(b), (c) and (d)
D
(a), (c) and (d)
       Research Aptitude       Research-Characteristics
Question 27
Jean Piaget gave a theory of cognitive development of humans on the basis of his:
A
Evaluation Research
B
Fundamental Research
C
Applied Research
D
Action Research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 28
"Male and female students perform equally well in a numerical aptitude test." This statement indicates a:
A
Statistical hypothesis
B
Research hypothesis
C
Null hypothesis
D
Directional hypothesis
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing
Question 29
Which of the following statements about teaching aids are correct?
(a) They help in retaining concepts for longer duration.
(b) They help students learn better.
(c) They make teaching learning process interesting.
(d) They enhance rote learning.
A
(a), (b) and (d)
B
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
Question 30
A good teacher is one who:
A
Inspires students to learn
B
Gives useful information
C
Explains concepts and principles
D
Gives Printed notes to students
Question 31
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 31 to 36.
Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.
Human beings progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.
Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is because some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: "Fail to act now and we are all doomed." Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, high and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles', who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed. What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them.

Rational optimists:
(a) Look for opportunities.
(b) Are sensible and cheerful.
(c) Are selfishly driven.
A
(b) and (c) only
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a) only
D
(a) and (b) only
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 32
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 31 to 36.
Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.
Human beings progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.
Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is because some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: "Fail to act now and we are all doomed." Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, high and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles', who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed. What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them.

Humans become less selfish when:
A
They work in solitude
B
They work in large groups
C
They listen to frightening stories
D
They listen to cheerful stories
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 33
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 31 to 36.
Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.
Human beings progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.
Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is because some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: "Fail to act now and we are all doomed." Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, high and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles', who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed. What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them.

'Practical Possibles' are the ones who:
A
Are cheerful and carefree
B
Follow Midway Path
C
Are doom-mongers
D
Are self-centred
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 34
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 31 to 36.
Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.
Human beings progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.
Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is because some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: "Fail to act now and we are all doomed." Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, high and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles', who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed. What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them.

Story telling is:
A
The essence of what makes us human
B
An art
C
A science
D
In our genes
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 35
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 31 to 36.
Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.
Human beings progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.
Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is because some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: "Fail to act now and we are all doomed." Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, high and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles', who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed. What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them.

Our knowledge is a collection of:
A
Some important stories
B
All stories that we have heard during our life-time
C
Some stories that we remember
D
A few stories that survive
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 36
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 31 to 36.
Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.
Human beings progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.
Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is because some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: "Fail to act now and we are all doomed." Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, high and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles', who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed. What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them.

How the future will turn out to be, depends upon the stories?
A
Designed to make prophecy
B
We collectively choose to believe in
C
Which are repeatedly narrated
D
Designed to spread fear and tension
Question 37
At present a person is 4 times older than his son and is 3 years older than his wife. After 3 years the age of the son will be 15 years. The age of the person's wife after 5 years will be:
A
50
B
42
C
48
D
45
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Age-Related-Test
Question 37 Explanation: 
P = 45
P - 3 = W
S + 3 = 15
S = 12
P = 4 (12) = 48
W = P - 3 = 48 - 3 = 45
W + 5 = 45 + 5 = 50
Question 38
Among the following statements two are contradictory to each other. Select the correct code that represents them:
Statements:
(a) All poets are philosophers.
(b) Some poets are philosophers.
(c) Some poets are not philosophers.
(d) No philosopher is a poet.
A
(b) and (c)
B
(a) and (b)
C
(a) and (d)
D
(a) and (c)
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 38 Explanation: 
Statements (a) and (c) are contradictories which those statements gives the proper meaning for the contradictory.
Question 39
In an examination 10,000 students appeared. The result revealed the number of students who have:
Passed in all five subjects = 5583
Passed in three subjects only = 1400
Passed in two subjects only = 1200
Passed in one subject only 735
Failed in English only = 75
Failed in Physics only = 145
Failed in Chemistry only = 140
Failed in Mathematics only = 200
Failed in Bio-science only = 157
The number of students passed in at least four subjects is:
A
7900
B
6300
C
6900
D
7300
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Averages
Question 40
Which of the following is not a principle of effective communication?
A
Strategic use of grapevine
B
Persuasive and convincing dialogue
C
Participation of the audience
D
One-way transfer of information
       Communication       Nature-of-Communication
Question 41
In communication, the language is:
A
The non-verbal code
B
The verbal code
C
Intrapersonal
D
The symbolic code
       Communication       Nature-of-Communication
Question 42
When the purpose of a definition is to explain the use or to eliminate ambiguity the definition is called:
A
Persuasive
B
Stipulative
C
Theoretical
D
Lexical
       Logical-Reasoning       Types-of-Definitions
Question 42 Explanation: 
The word ‘Lexical’ is the most suitable for the given statement.
Question 43
A deductive argument is invalid if:
A
Its premises and conclusions are all true
B
Its premises and conclusions are all false
C
Its premises are true but its conclusion is false
D
Its premises are false but its conclusion is true
       Logical-Reasoning       Deductive-Reasoning
Question 43 Explanation: 
In deductive arguments if premises are true then the conclusion is also true.
Question 44
Which of the following are the characteristic features of communication?
(a) Communication involves exchange of ideas, facts and opinions.
(b) Communication involves both information and understanding.
(c) Communication is a continuous process.
(d) Communication is a circular process.
A
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (b) and (d)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
       Communication       Nature-of-Communication
Question 44 Explanation: 
Given all statements are characteristic features of communication.
Question 45
Which of the codes given below contains only the correct statements? Select the code:
Statements:
(a) Venn diagram represents the arguments graphically.
(b) Venn diagram can enhance our understanding.
(c) Venn diagram may be called valid or invalid.
(d) Venn diagram is clear method of notation.
A
(a), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (b) and (d)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram
Question 45 Explanation: 
Inductive reasoning gives knowledge of facts about the world.
Question 46
The next term in the series is:
2, 5, 9, 19, 37, ?
A
80
B
73
C
75
D
78
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Series-Test
Question 46 Explanation: 
2 × 2+5=9
2 × 5+9=19
2 × 9+19=37
2 × 9+37=75
Question 47
Inductive reasoning is grounded on:
A
Harmony of nature
B
Integrity of nature
C
Unity of nature
D
Uniformity of nature
       Logical-Reasoning       Inductive-Reasoning
Question 47 Explanation: 
Inductive reasoning can be grounded on uniformity of nature which is most appropriate.
Question 48
If we want to seek new knowledge of facts about the world, we must rely on reason of the type:
A
Physiological
B
Inductive
C
Deductive
D
Demonstrative
       Logical-Reasoning       Inductive-Reasoning
Question 48 Explanation: 
Venn diagram is always valid. So, Statement III is wrong.
Question 49
Effectiveness of communication can be traced from which of the following?
(a) Attitude surveys
(b) Performance records
(c) Students attendance
(d) Selection of communication channel
A
(a), (b) and (d)
B
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
       Communication       Classroom-Communication
Question 50
One day Prakash left home and walked 10 km towards south, turned right and walked 5 km, turned right and walked 10 km and turned left and walked 10 km. How many km will he have to walk to reach his home straight?
A
30
B
10
C
20
D
15
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Direction-Sense-Test
Question 50 Explanation: 
Question 51
A girl introduced a boy as the son of the daughter of the father of her uncle. The boy is related to the girl as:
A
Son
B
Brother
C
Uncle
D
Nephew
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Blood-Relation-Test
Question 52
In certain code MATHURA is coded as JXQEROX. The code of HOTELS will be:
A
ELIPQB
B
LEQIBP
C
ELQBIP
D
LEBIQP
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Coding-and-Decoding
Question 52 Explanation: 
Question 53
The term 'grapevine' is also known as:
A
Horizontal communication
B
Downward communication
C
Informal communication
D
Upward communication
       Communication       Types-of-Communicatiion
Question 54
Assertion (A): Formal communication tends to be fast and flexible.
Reason (R): Formal communication is a systematic and orderly flow of information.
A
(A) is false but, (R) is correct
B
Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A)
C
Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A)
D
(A) is correct but, (R) is false
       Communication       Communication-Assertion-Reason
Question 55
Question numbers 55 to 60 are based on the tabulated data given below:
A company has 20 employees with their age (in years) and salary (in thousand rupees per month) mentioned against each of them:




What is the average salary (in thousand per month) in the age group 40-50 years?
A
36.5
B
35
C
42.5
D
40.5
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 56
Question numbers 55 to 60 are based on the tabulated data given below:
A company has 20 employees with their age (in years) and salary (in thousand rupees per month) mentioned against each of them:




What is the fraction of employees getting salary less than the average salary of all the employees?
A
47%
B
45%
C
50%
D
55%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 57
Question numbers 55 to 60 are based on the tabulated data given below:
A company has 20 employees with their age (in years) and salary (in thousand rupees per month) mentioned against each of them:




What is the frequency (%) in the class interval of 30-35 years?
A
35%
B
20%
C
25%
D
30%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 58
Question numbers 55 to 60 are based on the tabulated data given below:
A company has 20 employees with their age (in years) and salary (in thousand rupees per month) mentioned against each of them:




What is the fraction (%) of employees getting salary > 40,000 per month?
A
32%
B
45%
C
50%
D
35%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 59
Question numbers 55 to 60 are based on the tabulated data given below:
A company has 20 employees with their age (in years) and salary (in thousand rupees per month) mentioned against each of them:




What is the average age of the employees?
A
45.3 years
B
40.3 years
C
38.6 years
D
47.2 years
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 60
Question numbers 55 to 60 are based on the tabulated data given below:
A company has 20 employees with their age (in years) and salary (in thousand rupees per month) mentioned against each of them:




Classify the data of age of each employee in class interval of 5 years. Which class interval of 5 years has the maximum average salary?
A
50-55 years
B
35-40 years
C
40-45 years
D
45-50 years
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
There are 60 questions to complete.
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