2011 December UGC NET Paper 1

Question 1
Photo bleeding means
A
Photo cropping
B
Photo placement
C
Photo cutting
D
Photo colour adjustment
       ICT       Photo-Bleeding
Question 2
While designing communication strategy feed-forward studies are conducted by
A
Audience
B
Communicator
C
Satellite
D
Media
       Communication       Feed-Forward-Studies
Question 3
In which language the newspapers have highest circulation?
A
English
B
Hindi
C
Bengali
D
Tamil
       ICT       Newspaper
Question 4
Aspect ratio of TV Screen is
A
4 : 3
B
3 : 4
C
2 : 3
D
2 : 4
       ICT       TV-Screen
Question 5
Communication with oneself is known as
A
Organisational Communication
B
Grapewine Communication
C
Interpersonal Communication
D
Intrapersonal Communication
       Communication       Types-of-Communicatiion
Question 6
The term ‘SITE’ stands for
A
Satellite Indian Television Experiment
B
Satellite International Television Experiment
C
Satellite Instructional Television Experiment
D
Satellite Instructional Teachers Education
       ICT       ICT-Abbreviation
Question 7
What is the number that comes next in the sequence? 2, 5, 9, 19, 37, ___
A
76
B
74
C
75
D
50
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Series-Test
Question 7 Explanation: 
2, 5, 9, 19, 37, 75
22+1=5
52-1=9
92+1=19
192-1=37
372+1=75
Question 8
Find the next letter for the series MPSV..…
A
X
B
Y
C
Z
D
A
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Alphabet-Test
Question 8 Explanation: 
Question 9
If ‘367’ means ‘I am happy’; ‘748’ means ‘you are sad’ and ‘469’ means ‘happy and sad’ in a given code, then which of the following represents ‘and’ in that code ?
A
3
B
6
C
9
D
4
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Coding-and-Decoding
Question 9 Explanation: 
367 = I am happy
748 = You are sad
469 = Happy and sad,
6 = Happy, 4 = sad; then 6 = and
Question 10
The basis of the following classification is ‘animal’, ‘man’, ‘house’, ‘book’, and ‘student’:
A
Definite descriptions
B
Proper names
C
Descriptive phrases
D
Common names
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Classification
Question 11
Assertion (A): The coin when flipped next time will come up tails.
Reason (R): Because the coin was flipped five times in a row, and each time it came up heads.
Choose the correct answer from below:
A
Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are false, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
C
(A) is doubtful, (R) is true, and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
D
(A) is doubtful, (R) is false, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
       Logical-Reasoning       Assertion-and-Reason
Question 11 Explanation: 
(A) is doubtful, no guarantee that next time will come up tails.
(R) is false, sixth time there is a chance of getting both head and tail and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
Question 12
The relation ‘is a sister of ’ is
A
non-symmetrical
B
symmetrical
C
asymmetrical
D
transitive
       Logical-Reasoning       Relational-Argument
Question 13
If the proposition “Vegetarians are not meat eaters” is false, then which of the following inferences is correct? Choose from the codes given below:
  1. “Some vegetarians are meat eaters” is true.
  2. “All vegetarians are meat eaters” is doubtful.
  3. “Some vegetarians are not meat eaters” is true.
  4. “Some vegetarians are not meat eaters” is doubtful.
Codes:
A
1, 2 and 3
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1, 3 and 4
D
1, 2 and 4
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition
Question 13 Explanation: 
Vegetarians are not meat eaters means that vegetarians are meat eaters.
Statement 1, 2, 3 are correct. There is no guarantee that some vegetarians are not meant eaters.
Question 14
Determine the nature of the following definition: ‘Poor’ means having an annual income of Rs. 10,000.
A
persuasive
B
precising
C
lexical
D
stipulative
       Logical-Reasoning       Types-of-Definitions
Question 14 Explanation: 
Precise means summarize. And this is most suitable for giving statement.
Question 15
Which one of the following is not an argument?
A
If today is Tuesday, tomorrow will be Wednesday.
B
Since today is Tuesday, tomorrow will be Wednesday.
C
Ram insulted me so I punched him in the nose.
D
Ram is not at home, so he must have gone to town.
       Logical-Reasoning       Validity-of-Arguments
Question 15 Explanation: 
Option A is not an argument.
Question 16
Venn diagram is a kind of diagram to
A
represent and assess the truth of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.
B
represent and assess the validity of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.
C
represent but not assess the validity of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.
D
assess but not represent the validity of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram
Question 16 Explanation: 
Venn diagram is a kind of diagram to represent and assess the validity of elementary inferences with the help of boolean algebra of classes.
Question 17
Inductive logic studies the way in which a premise may
A
support and entail a conclusion
B
not support but entail a conclusion
C
neither support nor entail a conclusion
D
support a conclusion without entailing it
       Logical-Reasoning       Inductive-Reasoning
Question 17 Explanation: 
Inductive reasoning is a method of reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying evidence for a conclusion.
→ Inductive logic supports a conclusion without entailing it.
Question 18
Which of the following statements are true? Choose from the codes given below.
  1. Some arguments, while not completely valid, are almost valid.
  2. A sound argument may be invalid.
  3. A cogent argument may have a probably false conclusion.
  4. A statement may be true or false.
Codes:
A
1 and 2
B
1, 3 and 4
C
4 alone
D
3 and 4
       Logical-Reasoning       Types-of-Arguments
Question 18 Explanation: 
Statement 3 and 4 are true.
Question 19
If the side of the square increases by 40%, then the area of the square increases by
A
60 %
B
40 %
C
196 %
D
96 %
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Geometry
Question 19 Explanation: 
Area of square =a2 a is length of side The area of a side increased by 40%.
Let assume side = 100 then Area = 10,000
Side increased by 40% = 140
Then Area = 140 × 140 = 19600
Area of square increase =19600-1000010000100=96%
Question 20
There are 10 lamps in a hall. Each one of them can be switched on independently. The number of ways in which hall can be illuminated is
A
102
B
1023
C
210
D
10 !
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Permutation-and-Combination
Question 21
How many numbers between 100 and 300 begin or end with 2?
A
100
B
110
C
120
D
180
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Number-Theory
Question 22
In a college having 300 students, every student reads 5 newspapers and every newspaper is read by 60 students. The number of newspapers required is
A
at least 30
B
at most 20
C
exactly 25
D
exactly 5
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Number-Theory
Question 23
The total CO2 emissions from various sectors are 5 mmt. In the Pie Chart given below, the percentage contribution to CO2 emissions from various sectors is indicated.
  • What is the absolute CO2 emission from domestic sector?
A
1.5 mmt
B
2.5 mmt
C
1.75 mmt
D
0.75 mmt
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 24
The total CO2 emissions from various sectors are 5 mmt. In the Pie Chart given below, the percentage contribution to CO2 emissions from various sectors is indicated.
  • What is the absolute CO2 emission for combined thermal power and transport sectors?
A
3.25 mmt
B
1.5 mmt
C
2.5 mmt
D
4 mmt
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 25
Which of the following operating system is used on mobile phones?
A
Windows Vista
B
Android
C
Windows XP
D
All of the above
       ICT       Operating-System
Question 26
If (y)x represents a number y in base x, then which of the following numbers is smallest of all ?
A
(1111)2
B
(1111) 8
C
(1111) 10
D
(1111) 16
       ICT       Number-System
Question 27
High level programming language can be converted to machine language using which of the following?
A
Oracle
B
Compiler
C
Mat lab
D
Assembler
       ICT       Translators
Question 28
HTML is used to create
A
machine language program
B
high level program
C
web page
D
web server
       ICT       HTML
Question 29
The term DNS stands for
A
Domain Name System
B
Defense Nuclear System
C
Downloadable New Software
D
Dependent Name Server
       ICT       ICT-Abbreviation
Question 30
IPv4 and IPv6 are addresses used to identify computers on the internet. Find the correct statement out of the following:
A
Number of bits required for IPv4 address is more than number of bits required for IPv6 address.
B
Number of bits required for IPv4 address is same as number of bits required for IPv6 address.
C
Number of bits required for IPv4 address is less than number of bits required for IPv6 address.
D
Number of bits required for IPv4 address is 64.
       ICT       IP-Addresses
Question 31
Which of the following pollutants affects the respiratory tract in humans?
A
Carbon monoxide
B
Nitric oxide
C
Sulphur di-oxide
D
Aerosols
       Environment       Environment
Question 32
Which of the following pollutants is not emitted from the transport sector?
A
Oxides of nitrogen
B
Chlorofluorocarbons
C
Carbon monoxide
D
Poly aromatic hydrocarbons
       Environment       Air-Pollution
Question 33
Which of the following sources of energy has the maximum potential in India?
A
Solar energy
B
Wind energy
C
Ocean thermal energy
D
Tidal energy
       Environment       Environment
Question 34
Which of the following is not a source of pollution in soil?
A
Transport sector
B
Agriculture sector
C
Thermal power plants
D
Hydropower plants
       Environment       Soil-Pollution
Question 35
Which of the following is not a natural hazard?
A
Earthquake
B
Tsunami
C
Flash floods
D
Nuclear accident
       Environment       Environment
Question 36
Ecological footprint represents
A
area of productive land and water to meet the resources requirement
B
energy consumption
C
CO2 emissions per person
D
forest cover
       Environment       Environment
Question 37
The aim of value education to inculcate in students is
A
the moral values
B
the social values
C
the political values
D
the economic values
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Education-System
Question 38
Indicate the number of Regional Offices of University Grants Commission of India.
A
10
B
07
C
08
D
09
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       UGC
Question 39
One-rupee currency note in India bears the signature of
A
The President of India
B
Finance Minister of India
C
Governor, Reserve Bank of India
D
Finance Secretary of Government of India
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Indian-Currency
Question 40
Match the List – I with the List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below: (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)
A
(i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
B
(iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
C
(iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
D
(ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 41
Constitutionally the registration and recognition of political parties is the function performed by
A
The State Election Commission of respective States
B
The Law Ministry of Government of India
C
The Election Commission of India
D
Election Department of the State Governments
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 42
The members of Gram Sabha are
A
Sarpanch, Upsarpanch and all elected Panchas
B
Sarpanch, Upsarpanch and Village level worker
C
Sarpanch, Gram Sevak and elected Panchas
D
Registered voters of Village Panchayat
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 43
By which of the following methods the true evaluation of the students is possible?
A
Evaluation at the end of the course.
B
Evaluation twice in a year.
C
Continuous evaluation.
D
Formative evaluation.
       Teaching Aptitude       Evaluation-System
Question 44
Suppose a student wants to share his problems with his teacher and he visits the teacher’s house for the purpose, the teacher should
A
contact the student’s parents and solve his problem.
B
suggest him that he should never visit his house.
C
suggest him to meet the principal and solve the problem.
D
extend reasonable help and boost his morale.
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 45
When some students are deliberately attempting to disturb the discipline of the class by making mischief, what will be your role as a teacher?
A
Expelling those students.
B
Isolate those students.
C
Reform the group with your authority.
D
Giving them an opportunity for introspection and improve their behaviour.
       Teaching Aptitude       Nature-of-Teaching
Question 46
Which of the following belongs to a projected aid?
A
Blackboard
B
Diorama
C
Epidiascope
D
Globe
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Aids
Question 47
A teacher is said to be fluent in asking questions, if he can ask
A
meaningful questions
B
as many questions as possible
C
maximum number of questions in a fixed time
D
many meaningful questions in a fixed time
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 48
Which of the following qualities is most essential for a teacher?
A
He should be a learned person.
B
He should be a well dressed person.
C
He should have patience.
D
He should be an expert in his subject.
       Teaching Aptitude       Teacher\'s-Characteristics
Question 49
A hypothesis is a
A
law
B
canon
C
postulate
D
supposition
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing
Question 50
Suppose you want to investigate the working efficiency of nationalised bank in India, which one of the following would you follow?
A
Area Sampling
B
Multi-stage Sampling
C
Sequential Sampling
D
Quota Sampling
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques
Question 51
Controlled group condition is applied in
A
Survey Research
B
Historical Research
C
Experimental Research
D
Descriptive Research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 52
Workshops are meant for
A
giving lectures
B
multiple target groups
C
showcase new theories
D
hands on training/experience
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium
Question 53
Which one of the following is a research tool?
A
Graph
B
Illustration
C
Questionnaire
D
Diagram
       Research Aptitude       Research-Tool
Question 54
Research is not considered ethical if it
A
tries to prove a particular point.
B
does not ensure privacy and anonymity of the respondent.
C
does not investigate the data scientifically.
D
is not of a very high standard.
       Teaching Aptitude       Teaching-Aids
Question 55
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (Qn. Nos. 55 to 60 : The catalytic fact of the twentieth century is uncontrollable development, consumerist society, political materialism, and spiritual devaluation. This inordinate development has led to the transcendental ‘second reality’ of sacred perception that biologically transcendence is a part of human life. As the century closes, it dawns with imperative vigour that the ‘first reality’ of enlightened rationalism and the ‘second reality’ of the Beyond have to be harmonised in a worthy state of man. The de facto values describe what we are, they portray the ‘is’ of our ethic, they are est values (Latin est means is). The ideal values tell us what we ought to be, they are esto values (Latin esto ‘ought to be’). Both have to be in the ebb and flow of consciousness. The ever new science and technology and the ever-perennial faith are two modes of one certainty, that is the wholeness of man, his courage to be, his share in Being. The materialistic foundations of science have crumbled down. Science itself has proved that matter is energy, processes are as valid as facts, and affirmed the non-materiality of the universe. The encounter of the ‘two cultures’, the scientific and the humane, will restore the normal vision, and will be the bedrock of a ‘science of understanding’ in the new century. It will give new meaning to the ancient perception that quantity (measure) and quality (value) coexist at the root of nature. Human endeavours cannot afford to be humanistically irresponsible.  
  • The problem raised in the passage reflects overall on
A
Consumerism
B
Materialism
C
Spiritual devaluation
D
Inordinate development
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 56
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (Qn. Nos. 55 to 60 : The catalytic fact of the twentieth century is uncontrollable development, consumerist society, political materialism, and spiritual devaluation. This inordinate development has led to the transcendental ‘second reality’ of sacred perception that biologically transcendence is a part of human life. As the century closes, it dawns with imperative vigour that the ‘first reality’ of enlightened rationalism and the ‘second reality’ of the Beyond have to be harmonised in a worthy state of man. The de facto values describe what we are, they portray the ‘is’ of our ethic, they are est values (Latin est means is). The ideal values tell us what we ought to be, they are esto values (Latin esto ‘ought to be’). Both have to be in the ebb and flow of consciousness. The ever new science and technology and the ever-perennial faith are two modes of one certainty, that is the wholeness of man, his courage to be, his share in Being. The materialistic foundations of science have crumbled down. Science itself has proved that matter is energy, processes are as valid as facts, and affirmed the non-materiality of the universe. The encounter of the ‘two cultures’, the scientific and the humane, will restore the normal vision, and will be the bedrock of a ‘science of understanding’ in the new century. It will give new meaning to the ancient perception that quantity (measure) and quality (value) coexist at the root of nature. Human endeavours cannot afford to be humanistically irresponsible.
  • The ‘de facto’ values in the passage means
A
What is
B
What ought to be
C
What can be
D
Where it is
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 57
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (Qn. Nos. 55 to 60 : The catalytic fact of the twentieth century is uncontrollable development, consumerist society, political materialism, and spiritual devaluation. This inordinate development has led to the transcendental ‘second reality’ of sacred perception that biologically transcendence is a part of human life. As the century closes, it dawns with imperative vigour that the ‘first reality’ of enlightened rationalism and the ‘second reality’ of the Beyond have to be harmonised in a worthy state of man. The de facto values describe what we are, they portray the ‘is’ of our ethic, they are est values (Latin est means is). The ideal values tell us what we ought to be, they are esto values (Latin esto ‘ought to be’). Both have to be in the ebb and flow of consciousness. The ever new science and technology and the ever-perennial faith are two modes of one certainty, that is the wholeness of man, his courage to be, his share in Being. The materialistic foundations of science have crumbled down. Science itself has proved that matter is energy, processes are as valid as facts, and affirmed the non-materiality of the universe. The encounter of the ‘two cultures’, the scientific and the humane, will restore the normal vision, and will be the bedrock of a ‘science of understanding’ in the new century. It will give new meaning to the ancient perception that quantity (measure) and quality (value) coexist at the root of nature. Human endeavours cannot afford to be humanistically irresponsible.
  • According to the passage, the ‘first reality’ constitutes
A
Economic prosperity
B
Political development
C
Sacred perception of life
D
Enlightened rationalism
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 58
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (Qn. Nos. 55 to 60 : The catalytic fact of the twentieth century is uncontrollable development, consumerist society, political materialism, and spiritual devaluation. This inordinate development has led to the transcendental ‘second reality’ of sacred perception that biologically transcendence is a part of human life. As the century closes, it dawns with imperative vigour that the ‘first reality’ of enlightened rationalism and the ‘second reality’ of the Beyond have to be harmonised in a worthy state of man. The de facto values describe what we are, they portray the ‘is’ of our ethic, they are est values (Latin est means is). The ideal values tell us what we ought to be, they are esto values (Latin esto ‘ought to be’). Both have to be in the ebb and flow of consciousness. The ever new science and technology and the ever-perennial faith are two modes of one certainty, that is the wholeness of man, his courage to be, his share in Being. The materialistic foundations of science have crumbled down. Science itself has proved that matter is energy, processes are as valid as facts, and affirmed the non-materiality of the universe. The encounter of the ‘two cultures’, the scientific and the humane, will restore the normal vision, and will be the bedrock of a ‘science of understanding’ in the new century. It will give new meaning to the ancient perception that quantity (measure) and quality (value) coexist at the root of nature. Human endeavours cannot afford to be humanistically irresponsible.
  • Encounter of the ‘two cultures’, the scientific and the human implies
A
Restoration of normal vision
B
Universe is both material and non-material
C
Man is superior to nature
D
Co-existence of quantity and quality in nature
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 59
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (Qn. Nos. 55 to 60 : The catalytic fact of the twentieth century is uncontrollable development, consumerist society, political materialism, and spiritual devaluation. This inordinate development has led to the transcendental ‘second reality’ of sacred perception that biologically transcendence is a part of human life. As the century closes, it dawns with imperative vigour that the ‘first reality’ of enlightened rationalism and the ‘second reality’ of the Beyond have to be harmonised in a worthy state of man. The de facto values describe what we are, they portray the ‘is’ of our ethic, they are est values (Latin est means is). The ideal values tell us what we ought to be, they are esto values (Latin esto ‘ought to be’). Both have to be in the ebb and flow of consciousness. The ever new science and technology and the ever-perennial faith are two modes of one certainty, that is the wholeness of man, his courage to be, his share in Being. The materialistic foundations of science have crumbled down. Science itself has proved that matter is energy, processes are as valid as facts, and affirmed the non-materiality of the universe. The encounter of the ‘two cultures’, the scientific and the humane, will restore the normal vision, and will be the bedrock of a ‘science of understanding’ in the new century. It will give new meaning to the ancient perception that quantity (measure) and quality (value) coexist at the root of nature. Human endeavours cannot afford to be humanistically irresponsible.
  • The contents of the passage are
A
Descriptive
B
Prescriptive
C
Axiomatic
D
Optional
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 60
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (Qn. Nos. 55 to 60 : The catalytic fact of the twentieth century is uncontrollable development, consumerist society, political materialism, and spiritual devaluation. This inordinate development has led to the transcendental ‘second reality’ of sacred perception that biologically transcendence is a part of human life. As the century closes, it dawns with imperative vigour that the ‘first reality’ of enlightened rationalism and the ‘second reality’ of the Beyond have to be harmonised in a worthy state of man. The de facto values describe what we are, they portray the ‘is’ of our ethic, they are est values (Latin est means is). The ideal values tell us what we ought to be, they are esto values (Latin esto ‘ought to be’). Both have to be in the ebb and flow of consciousness. The ever new science and technology and the ever-perennial faith are two modes of one certainty, that is the wholeness of man, his courage to be, his share in Being. The materialistic foundations of science have crumbled down. Science itself has proved that matter is energy, processes are as valid as facts, and affirmed the non-materiality of the universe. The encounter of the ‘two cultures’, the scientific and the humane, will restore the normal vision, and will be the bedrock of a ‘science of understanding’ in the new century. It will give new meaning to the ancient perception that quantity (measure) and quality (value) coexist at the root of nature. Human endeavours cannot afford to be humanistically irresponsible.
  • The passage indicates that science has proved that
A
universe is material
B
matter is energy
C
nature has abundance
D
humans are irresponsible
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
There are 60 questions to complete.