2015 December NTA UGC NET Paper 1

Question 1
Greater the handicap of the students coming to the educational institutions, greater the demand on the:
A
Family
B
Society
C
Teacher
D
State
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Theory
Question 2
What are the characteristics of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation?
(a) It increases the workload on students by taking multiple tests.
(b) It replaces marks with grades.
(c) It evaluates every aspect of the student.
(d) It helps in reducing examination phobia.
A
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
B
(b) and (d)
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 3
Which of the following attributes denote great strengths of a teacher?
(a) Full-time active involvement in the institutional management
(b) Setting examples
(c) Willingness to put assumptions to the test
(d) Acknowledging mistakes
A
(a), (b) and (d)
B
(b), (c) and (d)
C
(a), (c) and (d)
D
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s Characteristics
Question 4
Which one of the following statements is correct in the context of multiple - choice type questions?
A
They are more objective than true-false type questions.
B
They are less objective than essay type questions.
C
They are more subjective than short-answer type questions.
D
They are more subjective than true-false type questions.
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 5
As Chairman of an independent commission on education, Jacques Delors report to UNESCO was titled
A
International Commission on Education Report
B
Millennium Development Report
C
Learning: The Treasure Within
D
World Declaration on Education for All
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Theory
Question 6
What are required for good teaching?
(a) Diagnosis
(b) Remedy
(c) Direction
(d) Feedback
A
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
B
(a) and (b)
C
(b), (c) and (d)
D
(c) and (d)
       Teaching Aptitude       Nature-of-Teaching
Question 7
Which of the following statements is not true in the context of participatory research?
A
It recognizes knowledge as power.
B
It emphasises on people as experts.
C
It is a collective process of enquiry.
D
Its sole purpose is production of knowledge.
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 8
Which of the following statements is true in the context of the testing of a hypothesis?
A
It is only the alternative hypothesis that can be tested.
B
It is only the null hypothesis that can be tested.
C
Both, the alternative and the null hypotheses can be tested.
D
Both, the alternative and the null hypotheses cannot be tested.
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing
Question 9
Which of the following are the basic rules of APA style of referencing format?
(a) Italicize titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays
(b) Invert authors’ names (last name first)
(c) Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals
(d) Alphabetically index reference list
A
(a) and (b)
B
(b), (c) and (d)
C
(c) and (d)
D
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
       Research Aptitude       Bibliography-Information-APA-Format
Question 10
Which of the following are the characteristics of a seminar?
(a) It is a form of academic instruction.
(b) It involves questioning, discussion and debates.
(c) It involves large groups of individuals.
(d) It needs involvement of skilled persons.
A
(b) and (c)
B
(b) and (d)
C
(b), (c) and (d)
D
(a), (b) and (d)
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium
Question 11
A researcher is interested in studying the prospects of a particular political party in an urban area. What tool should he prefer for the study?
A
Rating scale
B
Interview
C
Questionnaire
D
Schedule
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Scales
Question 12
Ethical norms in research do not involve guidelines for:
A
Thesis format
B
Copyright
C
Patenting policy
D
Data sharing policies
       Research Aptitude       Research-Ethics
Question 13
Read the following passage carefully and answer question numbers 13 to 17.
I did that thing recently where you have to sign a big card - which is a horror unto itself, especially as the keeper of the Big Card was leaning over me at the time. Suddenly I was on the spot, a rabbit in the headlights, torn between doing a fun message or some sort of in-joke or a drawing. Instead overwhelmed by the myriad options available to me, I decided to just write “Good luck, best, Joel”.
It was then that I realised, to my horror, that I had forgotten how to write. My entire existence is “tap letters into computer”. My shopping lists are hidden in the notes function of my phone. If I need to remember something I send an e-mail to myself. A pen is something I chew when I’m struggling to think. Paper is something I pile beneath my laptop to make it a more comfortable height for me to type on.
A poll of 1,000 teens by the stationers, Bic found that one in 10 don’t own a pen, a third have never written a letter, and half of 13 to 19 years - old have never been forced to sit down and write a thank you letter. More than 80% have never written a love letter, 56% don’t have letter paper at home. And a quarter has never known the unique torture of writing a birthday card. The most a teen ever has to use a pen is on an exam paper.
Bic, have you heard of mobile phones? Have you heard of e-mail, facebook and snap chatting? This is the future. Pens are dead. Paper is dead. Handwriting is a relic.
“Handwriting is one of the most creative outlets we have and should be given the same importance as other art forms such as sketching, painting or photography.”

When confronted with signing a big card, the author felt like “a rabbit in the headlight”. What does this phrase mean?
A
A state of confusion
B
A state of pleasure
C
A state of anxiety
D
A state of pain
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 14
According to the author, which one is not the most creative outlet of pursuit?
A
Handwriting
B
Photography
C
Sketching
D
Reading
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 15
The entire existence of the author revolves round
(a) Computer
(b) Mobile phone
(c) Typewriter
A
(b) only
B
(a) and (b) only
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(b) and (c) only
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 16
How many teens, as per the Bic survey, do not own a pen?
A
800
B
560
C
500
D
100
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 17
What is the main concern of the author?
A
That the teens use social networks for communication.
B
That the teens use mobile phones
C
That the teens use computer.
D
That the teens have forgotten the art of handwriting.
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 18
The main objectives of student evaluation of teachers are:
(a) To gather information about student weaknesses.
(b) To make teachers take teaching seriously.
(c) To help teachers adopt innovative methods of teaching.
(d) To identify the areas of further improvement in teacher traits.
A
(a) and (b) only
B
(b), (c) and (d) only
C
(a), (b) and (c) only
D
(a) only
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 19
Using the central point of the classroom communication as the beginning of a dynamic pattern of ideas is referred to as:
A
Systemisation
B
Problem - orientation
C
Idea protocol
D
Mind mapping
       Communication       Classroom-Communication
Question 20
Aspects of the voice, other than the speech are known as:
A
Physical language
B
Personal language
C
Para language
D
Delivery language
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 21
Every type of communication is affected by its:
A
Reception
B
Transmission
C
Non-regulation
D
Context
       Teaching Aptitude       Levels-of-Teaching
Question 22
Attitudes, actions and appearances in the context of classroom communication are considered as:
A
Verbal
B
Non-verbal
C
Impersonal
D
Irrational
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 23
Most often, the teacher - student communication is:
A
Spurious
B
Critical
C
Utilitarian
D
Confrontational
       Communication       Classroom-Communication
Question 24
In a classroom, a communicator’s trust level is determined by:
A
The use of hyperbole
B
The change of voice level
C
The use of abstract concepts
D
Eye contact
       Teaching Aptitude       Methods-of-Teaching
Question 25
The next term in the series 2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, ? is:
A
50
B
57
C
62
D
72
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Series-Test
Question 25 Explanation: 
Question 26
A group of 210 students appeared in some test. The mean of 1/3 rd of students is found to be 60. The mean of the remaining students is found to be 78. The mean of the whole group will be:
A
80
B
76
C
74
D
72
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Averages
Question 26 Explanation: 
Given data:
Total number of students = 210
1/3 rd of 210 = 70 students
Mean marks of 70 students = 60
To Find: Mean of the whole group= ?
Let the sum of marks of 70 students be X
Mean = X / Number of students
60 = X/70
X = 70*60

⇒ Sum of marks of 70 students = 4200
Remaining students = 210 - 70 = 140 students
Mean of 140 students = 78
Sum of marks of 78 students = 140*78 = 10920
Total marks of 210 students = 4200 + 10920
= 15120
Mean of whole group = 15120 / 210
= 72 marks
Question 27
Anil after travelling 6 km towards East from his house realized that he has travelled in a wrong direction, lie turned and travelled 12 km towards West, turned right and travelled 8 km to reach his office. The straight distance of the office from his house is:
A
20 km
B
14 km
C
12 km
D
10 km
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Direction-Sense-Test
Question 27 Explanation: 
Question 28
The next term in the series: B2E, D5H, F12K, H27N, ? is:
A
J561
B
162Q
C
Q62J
D
J58Q
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Alphabet-Test
Question 28 Explanation: 
Question 29
A party was held in which a grandmother, father, mother, four sons, their wives and one son and two daughters to each of the sons were present. The number of females present in the party is:
A
12
B
14
C
18
D
24
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Aids
Question 30
P and Q are brothers. R and S are sisters. The son of P is brother of S. Q is related to R as:
A
Son
B
Brother
C
Uncle
D
Father
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 31
Consider the argument given below:
‘Pre - employment testing of teachers is quite fair because doctors, architects and engineers who are now employed had to face such a testing.’
What type of argument it is?
A
Deductive
B
Analogical
C
Psychological
D
Biological
       Logical-Reasoning       Analogical-Reasoning
Question 31 Explanation: 
The given arguments are analogical. Option ‘B’ is correct.
Question 32
Among the following propositions two arc related in such a way that they can both be true although they cannot both be false. Which are those propositions? Select the correct code.
Propositions:
(a) Some priests are cunning.
(b) No priest is cunning.
(c) All priests are cunning.
(d) Some priests are not cunning.
A
(a) and (b)
B
(c) and (d)
C
(a) and (c)
D
(a) and (d)
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 32 Explanation: 
Some priests are cunning and some are not cunning, these two statements are correct. Ans:- Option D
Question 33
A Cluster of propositions with a structure that exhibits some inference is called
A
An inference
B
An argument
C
An explanation
D
A valid argument
       Logical-Reasoning       Validity-of-Arguments
Question 33 Explanation: 
Argument:- Set of reasons given in support of an idea, action (or) theory.
Question 34
Consider the following assertion (A) and reason (R) and select the correct code given below:
(A): No man is perfect.
(R): Some men are not perfect.
A
Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) does not provide sufficient reason for (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) provides sufficient reason for (A).
C
(A) is true but (R) is false.
D
(A) is false but (R) is true.
       Logical-Reasoning       Assertion-and-Reason
Question 34 Explanation: 
Question 35
A definition that has a meaning that is deliberately assigned to some symbol is called:
A
Lexical
B
Precising
C
Stipulative
D
Persuasive
       Logical-Reasoning       Types-of-Definitions
Question 36
If the proposition ‘No men are honest’ is taken to be false which of the following proposition/propositions can be claimed certainly to be true?
A
All men are honest
B
Some men are honest
C
Some men are not honest
D
No honest person is man
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 37
Given below in the table is the decadal data of Population and Electrical Power Production of a country.

Based on the above table, answer the questions from Sl. No. 37 to 42.

Which decade registered the maximum growth rate (%) of population?
A
1961-71
B
1971-81
C
1991-2001
D
2001-2011
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 38
Given below in the table is the decadal data of Population and Electrical Power Production of a country.

Based on the above table, answer the questions from Sl. No. 37 to 42.

Average decadal growth rate (%) of population is:
A
~12.21%
B
~9.82%
C
~6.73%
D
~5%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 39
Given below in the table is the decadal data of Population and Electrical Power Production of a country.

Based on the above table, answer the questions from Sl. No. 37 to 42.

Based on the average decadal growth rate, what will be the population in the year 2021?
A
40.34 million
B
38.49 million
C
37.28 million
D
36.62 million
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 40
Given below in the table is the decadal data of Population and Electrical Power Production of a country.

Based on the above table, answer the questions from Sl. No. 37 to 42.

In the year 1951, what was the power availability per person?
A
100 W
B
200 W
C
400 W
D
500 W
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 41
Given below in the table is the decadal data of Population and Electrical Power Production of a country.

Based on the above table, answer the questions from Sl. No. 37 to 42.

In which decade, the average power availability per person was maximum?
A
1981-1991
B
1991-2001
C
2001-2011
D
1971-1981
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 42
Given below in the table is the decadal data of Population and Electrical Power Production of a country.

Based on the above table, answer the questions from Sl. No. 37 to 42.

By what percentage (%) the power production increased from 1951 o 2011?
A
100%
B
300%
C
600%
D
900%
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 43
NMEICT stands for:
A
National Mission on Education through ICT
B
National Mission on E-governance through ICT
C
National Mission on E-commerce through ICT
D
National Mission on E-learning through ICT
       ICT       ICT-Related-Abbreviation
Question 44
Which of the following is an instant messaging application?
(a) WhatsApp
(b) Google Talk
(c) Viber
A
(a) and (b) only
B
(b) and (c) only
C
(a) only
D
(a), (b) and (c)
       ICT       Web-Based-Applications
Question 45
In a Computer a byte generally consists of:
A
4 bits
B
8 bits
C
16 bits
D
10 bits
       ICT       Computer-Storage-Related
Question 46
Which of the following is not an input device?
A
Microphone
B
Keyboard
C
Joystick
D
Monitor
       ICT       Input-Devices
Question 47
Which of the following is an open source software?
A
MS Word
B
Windows
C
Mozilla Firefox
D
Acrobat Reader
       ICT       Computer-Softwares
Question 48
Which of the following enables us to send the same letter to different persons in MS Word?
A
Mail join
B
Mail copy
C
Mail insert
D
Mail merge
       ICT       MS-Word
Question 49
Inside rural homes, the source/sources of Nitrogen Oxide Pollution may be:
(a) Unvented gas stoves
(b) Wood stoves
(c) Kerosene heaters
A
(a) and (b) only
B
(b) and (c) only
C
(b) only
D
(a), (b) and (c)
       Environment       Environment
Question 50
Which of the following pollutants can cause cancer in humans?
A
Pesticides
B
Mercury
C
Lead
D
Ozone
       Environment       Environment
Question 51
Assertion (A): People population control measures do not necessarily help in checking environmental degradation.
Reason (R): The relationship between population growth and environmental degradation is rather complex.
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
(A) is false but (R) is true
       Environment       Assertion-Reason-Environment
Question 52
Which of the following phenomena is not a natural hazard?
A
Wildfire
B
Lightning
C
Landslide
D
Chemical contamination
       Environment       Environment
Question 53
As part of National Climate Change Policy, Indian government is planning to raise the installed capacity of renewable energy by the year 2030 to
A
175 GW
B
200 GW
C
250 GW
D
350 GW
       Environment       Energy-Sources
Question 54
At present, in terms of per capita energy consumption (kWh/year), identify the correct sequence.
A
Brazil > Russia > China > India
B
Russia > China > India > Brazil
C
Russia > China > Brazil > India
D
China > Russia > Brazil > India
       Environment       Energy-Sources
Question 55
Which of the following are the objectives of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)?
(a) To improve the overall quality of state institutions.
(b) To ensure adequate availability of quality faculty.
(c) To create new institutions through upgradation of existing autonomous colleges.
(d) To downgrade universities with poor infrastructure into autonomous colleges.
A
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (c) and (d)
D
(a), (b) and (d)
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Higher-Education-System
Question 56
The grounds on which discrimination in admission to educational institutions is constitutionally prohibited are
(a) Religion
(b) Sex
(c) Place of birth
(d) Nationality
A
(b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (b) and (d)
D
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Higher-Education-System
Question 57
Which of the following statements are correct about Lok Sabha?
(a) The Constitution puts a limit on the size of the Lok Sabha.
(b) The size and shape of the Parliamentary Constituencies is determined by the Election Commission.
(c) First - past - the Post electoral system is followed.
(d) The Speaker of Lok Sabha does not have a casting vote in case of an equality of votes.
A
(a) and (c)
B
(a), b) and (c)
C
(a), (c) and (d)
D
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 58
Public Order as an item in the Constitution figures in
A
The Union List
B
The State List
C
The Concurrent List
D
The Residuary Powers
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 59
The term of office of the Advocate General of a State is:
A
4 years
B
5 years
C
6 years or 65 years of age whichever is earlier
D
not fixed
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 60
Which among the following States has the highest number of seats in the Lok Sabha?
A
Maharashtra
B
Rajasthan
C
Tamil Nadu
D
West Bengal
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
There are 60 questions to complete.