MCQ Previous Papers UGC NET Solved Paper 1 June 2013
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1.’ ‘www’ stands for
(A) work with web
(B) word wide web
(C) world wide web
(D) worth while web
Answer – (C) world wide web
2. A hard disk is divided into tracks which is further subdivided into
(A) Clusters (B) Sectors(C) Vectors (D) Head
Answer – (B) Sectors
3. A computer program that translates a program statement by statement into machine language is called a / an
(A) Compiler (B) Simulator (C) Translator (D) Interpreter
Answer – (D) Interpreter
4. A Gigabyte is equal to
(A) 1024 Megabytes
(B) 1024 Kilobytes
(C) 1024 Terabytes
(D) 1024 Bytes
Answer – (A) 1024 Megabytes
S. A Compiler is software which converts
(A). Characters to bits.
(B) High level language to machine language.
(C) Machine language to high level language
(D) Words to bits
Answer – (B) High level language to machine language.
6. Virtual memory
(A) an extremely large main memory.
(B) an extremely large secondary memory.
(C) an illusion of extremely large main memory
(D) a type of memory used in super computers.
Answer – (C) an illusion of extremely large main memory
7. The phrase ‘tragedy of commons” is in the context of
(A) tragic event related to damage caused by release’ of poisonous gases.
(B) tragic conditions of poor people.
(C) degradation of renewable free access resources
(D) climate change
Answer – (C) degradation of renewable free access resources
8. ‘Kyoto Protocol is related to
(A) Ozone depletion’
(B) Hazardous waste
(C) Climate change
Answer – (C) Climate change
9. Which of the following is a source of emissions leading to the eventual formation of surface ozone as a pollutant?
(A) Transport sector
(B) Refrigeration and Airconditioning
Answer – (A) Transport sector/su_spoiler]
10. The smog in cities in India mainly consists of
(A) Oxides Of sulphur
(B) Oxides of nitrogen and unburnt hydrocarbons
(C) Carbon monoxide and SPM
(D) Oxides of sulphur and ozone
Answer – (B) Oxides of nitrogen and unburnt hydrocarbons
11. Which of the following types of natural hazards have the highest potential to cause damage to humans?
(A) Earth quakes
(B) Forest fires
(C) Volcanic eruptions
(D) Droughts and Floods
Answer – (D) Droughts and Floods
12. The percentage share of renewable energy sources in the power production in India
(A) 2 – 3 % (B) 22-25% (C) l0-12% (D) < 1%
Answer – (C) l0-12%
13. In which of the following categories the enrollment of students in higher in 2010 – 11 was
beyond the percentage Of seats reserved ?
(A) OBC students
(B) SC students
(C) ST students
(D) Woman students
Answer – (A) OBC students
14. Which one of the following statements is not correct about the University Grants Commission (UGC)?
(A) It was established in 1956~by an Act of Parliament.
(B) It is tasked with promoting and coordinating higher education.
(C) It receives Plan and Non-Plan funds from the Central Government.
(D) It receives funds from State Governments in respect of State Universities
Answer – (D) It receives funds from State Governments in respect of State Universities
15. Consider the statement which is followed by two arguments (I) and (II)
Statement: Should India switch over to a two party system?
(I) Yes, it will lead to stability of Government.
(II) No, it will limit the choice of voters.(A) Only argument (I) is strong.
(B) Only argument (II) is strong;
(C) Both the arguments are strong.
(D) Neither of the arguments is strong.
Answer – (C) Both the arguments are strong.
16. Consider the statement which is followed by two arguments (I) and (II):
Statement: Should persons with criminal background be banned from contesting elections?
Arguments: (I) Yes, it will decriminalise politics.
(II) No, it will encourage the ruling party to file frivolous cases against their political opponents.
(A) Only argument (I) is strong.
(B) Only argument (II) is strong.
(C) Both the arguments are strong.
(D) Neither of the arguments is strong.
Answer – Yes, it will decriminalise politics.
17. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about a Judge of the Supreme Court of India?
1. A Judge of the Supreme Court is appointed by the President of India.
2. He holds office during the pleasure of the President.
3. He can be suspended, pending an inquiry.
4. He can be removed for proven misbehaviour or incapacity.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) 1,2and3 (B) 1,3and4
(C) 1 and 3 (D) 1 and 4
Answer – (D) 1 and 4
18. In the warrant of precedence, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha comes next only to
(A) The President
(B) The Vice-President
(C) The Prime Minister
(D) The Cabinet Ministers
Answer – (C) The Prime Minister
19. The black-board can be utilized best by a teacher for
(A) Putting the matter of teaching in black and white
(B) Making the students attentive
(C) Writing the important and notable points
(D) Highlighting the teacher himself
Answer – (C) Writing the important and notable points
20. Nowadays the most effective mode of learning is
(A) Self study
(B) Face-to-face learning
(D) Blended learning
Answer – Note: Both C & D are correct
21. At the primary school stage, most of the teachers should be women because they
(A) can teach children better than men.
(B) know basic content better than men.
(C) are available on lower salaries.
(D) can deal with children with love and affection.
Answer – (D) can deal with children with love and affection.
22. Which one is the highest order of learning?
(A) Chain learning
(B) Problem-solving learning
(C) Stimulus-response learning
(D) Conditioned-reflex learning
Answer – (D) Conditioned-reflex learning
23. A person can enjoy teaching as a profession when he
(A) has control over students.
(B) commands respect from students.
(C) is more qualified than his colleagues.
(D) is very close to higher authorities.
Answer – (B) commands respect from students.
24. “A diagram speaks more than 1000 words” The statement means that the teacher should
(A) use diagrams in teaching.
(B) speak more and more in the class.
(C) use teaching aids in the class.
(D) not speak too, much in the class.
Answer – (C) use teaching aids in the class.
25. A research paper
(A) is a compilation of information on a topic.
(B) contains original research as deemed by the author.
(C) contains peer-reviewed original research or evaluation of research conducted by others.
(D) can be published in more than one journal.
Answer – (C) contains peer-reviewed original research or evaluation of research conducted by others.
26. Which one of the following belongs to the category of good ‘research ethics’?
(A) Publishing the same paper in two research journals without telling the editors.
(B) Conducting a review’ of the literature that acknowledges the contributions of other people in the relevant field or relevant prior work.
(C) Trimming outliers from a data set without discussing your reasons, in a research paper.
(D) Including a colleague as an author on a research paper in return for a favour even though the colleague did not make a serious contribution to the paper
Answer – (B) Conducting a review’ of the literature that acknowledges the contributions of other people in the relevant field or relevant prior work.
27. Which of the following sampling methods is not based on probability?
(A) Simple Random Sampling
(B) Stratified Sampling
(C) Quota Sampling
(D) Cluster Sampling
Answer – (C) Quota Sampling
28. Which one of the following references is written as per Modem Language Association (MLA) format?
(A) Hall, Donald. Fundamentals of Electronics, New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
(B) Hall, Donald, Fundamentals of Electronics, New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
(C) Hall, Donald, Fundamentals of Electronics, New Delhi, – Prentice Hall of India, 2005
(D) Hall, Donald. Fundamentals of Electronics. New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
Answer – (D) Hall, Donald. Fundamentals of Electronics. New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
29. A workshop is
(A) a conference for discussion on a topic
(B) a meeting for discussion on a topic.
(C) a class at a college or a university in which a teacher and the students discuss a topic.
(D) a brief intensive course for a small group emphasizing the development of a skill or technique for solving a specific problem.
Answer – (D) a brief intensive course for a small group emphasizing the development of a skill or technique for solving a specific problem.
30. A working hypothesis is
(A) a proven hypothesis for an argument.
(B) not required to be tested
(C) a provisionally accepted hypothesis for further research
(D) a scientific theory
Answer – (C) a provisionally accepted hypothesis for further research
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (31 to 36):
The Taj Mahal has become one of the world’s best known monuments. This domed white marble structure is situated on a high plinth at the southern end of a four-quartered garden evoking the gardens of paradise, enclosed within walls measuring 305 by 549 metres. Outside the walls, in an area known as Mumtazabad, were living quarters for attendants, markets, serais and other structures built by local merchants and nobles. The tomb complex and the other imperial structures of Mumtazabad were maintained by the income of thirty villages given specifically for the tomb’s support. The name Taj Mahal is unknown in Mughal chronicles, but it is used by contemporary Europeans in India, suggesting that this was the tomb’s popular name. In contemporary texts, it is generally called simply the Il1urninated Tomb (Rauza-i-Munavvara). Mumtaz Mahal died shortly after delivering her fourteenth child in 1631. The Mughal court was then residing in Burhanpur. Her remains ‘were temporarily buried. by the grief stricken emperor in a spacious garden known as Zainabad on the bank of the nver Tapti. SIX months later her body was transported to Agra, where it was interred in land chosen for the mausoleum. This land, situated south of the- Mughal city on the bank of the Jamuna, had belonged to the Kachhwaha rajas since the time of Raja Man Singh and was purchased from the then current raja, Jai Singh. Although contemporary chronicles indicate Jai Singh’s willing cooperation in this exchange, extant, farmans (imperial commands) indicate that the final price was not settled until almost two years after the mausoleum’s commencement. Jai Singh’s further cooperation was insured by imperial orders issued between 1632 and 1637 demanding that he provide stone masons and carts to transport marble from the mines at Makrana, within his “ancestral domain”, to Agra where both the Taj Mahal and Shah Jahan’s additions to the Agra fort were constructed concurrently. Work on the mausoleum was commenced early in 1632. Inscriptional evidence indicates much of the tomb was completed by 1636. By 1643, when Shah Jahan most lavishly celebrated the ‘Urs ceremony for Mumtaz Mahal’, the entire complex was virtually complete.
31 Marble stone used for the construction of the Taj Mahal was brought from the ancestral domain of Raja Jai Singh. The name of the place where mines of marble is
(A) Burhanpur (B) Makrana
(C) Amber (D) Jaipur
Answer – (B) Makrana
32. The popular name Taj Mahal was given by
(A) Shah Jahan (B) Tourists
(C) Public (D) European travelers
Answer – (D) European travelers
33. Point out the true statement from the following.
(A) Marble was not used for the construction of the Taj Mahal.
(B) Red sandstone is non-visible in the Taj Mahal complex.
(C) The Taj Mahal is surrounded by a four-quartered garden known as Chahr Bagh..
(D) The Taj Mahal was constructed to celebrate the ‘Urs ceremony for Mumtaz Mahal’.
Answer – (C) The Taj Mahal is surrounded by a four-quartered garden known as Chahr Bagh.
34. In the contemporary texts the Taj Mahal is known
(A). Mumtazabad (B) Mumtaz Mahal
(C) Zainabad (D)Rauza-i-Munavvara.
Answer – (D)Rauza-i-Munavvara.
35. The construction of the Taj Mahal was completed between the period
(A) 1632 – 1636 A.D. (B) 1630 – 1643A.D.
(C) 1632 -1643 A.D. (D) 1636 – 1643 A.D.
Answer – (C) 1632 -1643 A.D
36. The documents indicating the ownership of land, where the Taj Mahal was built, known as
(B) Sale Deed
(C) Sale-Purchase Deed
(D) None oft he above
Answer – (A) Farman
37. In the process of Communication, which one Of the following is in the chronological order ?
(A) Communication, Medium, Receiver, Effect, Message
(B) Medium, Communicator, Message, Receiver, Effect
(C) Communicator, Message, Medium, Receiver, Effect
(D) Message, Communicator, Medium, Receiver, Effect
Answer – (C) Communicator, Message, Medium, Receiver, Effect
38. Bengal Gazette, the first Newspaper in India was started in 1780 by
(A) Dr. Annie Besant
(B) James Augustus Hicky
(C) Lord Cripson
(D) AO Hume
Answer – (B) James Augustus Hicky
39. Press censorship in India was imposed during the tenure of the Prime Minister
(B) Narasimha Rao
(C) Indira Gandhi
(D) Deve Gowda
Answer – (C) Indira Gandhi
40 Communication via New media such as computers, teleshopping, internet and mobile telephony is termed as
(B) Interactive Communication
(C) Development Communication
Answer – (B) Interactive Communication
41 Classroom communication of a teacher rest on the principle of
Answer – (B) Edutainment
42 ________ is important when a teacher communicates with his / her student
Answer – (B) Empathy
43. In a certain code GALIB is represented by HBMJC. TIGER will be represented by
(A) UJHFS (B) UHJSF
(C) JHUSF (D) HUJSF
Answer – (A) UJHFS
44. In a certain cricket tournament 45 matches were played. Each team played once against each of the other teams. The, number of teams participated in the tournament is
(A) 8 (B) 10
(C) 12 (D) 14
Answer – (B) 10
45. The missing number in the series 40, 120, 60, 180, 90, ?, 135 is
(A) 110 (B) 270
(C) 105 (D) 210
Answer – (B) 270
46. The odd numbers from 1 to 45 which are exactly divisible by 3 are arranged in an ascending order. The number at 6th position is
(A) 18 (B) 24
(C) 33 (D) 36
Answer – (C) 33
47. The mean of four numbers a, b, c, d is 100. If c = 70, then the mean of the remaining numbers is
(A) 30 (B) 85/2
(C) 170/3 (D) 110
Answer – (D) 110
48. If the radius of a circle is increased by 50%, the perimeter of the circle will increase by
(A) 20% (B) 30%
(C) 40% (D) 50%
Answer – (D) 50%
49. If the statement ‘some men are honest’ is false, which among the following statements will be true Choose the correct code given below
(i) All men are honest
(ii) No men are honest
(iii) Some men are not honest
(iv) All men are dishonest
(A) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(B) (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(C) (i), (iii) and (iv)
(D) (ii), (i) and (iv)
Answer – (B) (ii), (iii) and (iv)
50 Choose the proper alternative given in the codes to replace the question Bee – Honey, Cow – Milk, Teacher – ?
(A) Intelligence (B) Marks
(C) Lessons (D) Wisdom
Answer – (D) Wisdom
51. P is the father of R and S is the son of Q and T is the brother of P, If R is the sister of S, how is Q related to T?
Answer – (B) Sister-in-law
52. A definition put forward to resolve a dispute by influencing attitudes or stirring emotions is called
(A)Lexical (B) Persuasive
(C) Stipulative (D)Precisions
Answer – (B) Persuasive
53. Which of the codes given below contains only the correct statements?
(i) Venn diagram is a clear method of notation
(ii) Venn diagram is the most direct method of testing the validity of categorical syllogisms
(iii) In Venn diagram method the premises and the conclusion of a categorical syllogism is diagrammed.
(iv) In Venn diagram method the three overlapping circles are drawn for testing a categorical syllogism
(A) (i) (ii) & (iii)
(B) (i) (ii) &(iv)
(C) (ii) (iii)& (iv)
(D) (i) (iii) &(iv)
Answer – (B) (i) (ii) &(iv)
54. Inductive reasoning presupposes
(A) Unity in human nature
(B) Integrity in human nature
(C) Uniformity in human nature
(D) Harmony in human nature
Answer – (C) Uniformity in human nature
Read the table below and based on this table answer questions from 55 to 60 :
Area under Major Horticulture Crop (in lakh hectares)
55. Which of the following, two year have recorded the highest rate increase in area under the total horticulture?
(A) 2005-06 & 2006-07
(B) 2006-07 & 2008-09
(C) 2007-08 & 2008-09
(D) 2006-07 & 2007-08
Answer – (D) 2006-07 & 2007-08
56. Shares of the area under flower vegetables and fruits in the area under total horticulture are respectively
(A) 1, 38 and 30 percent
(B) 30, 38 and 1 percent
(C) 38, 30 and 1 percent
(D) 35, 36 and 2 percent
Answer – (A) 1, 38 and 30 percent
57. Which of the following has recorded the highest rate of increase in are during 2005-06 to 2009-10 ?
(D) Total horticulture
Answer – (C) Flowers
58. Find out the horticultural crop that has recorded an increase of area by around10 percent from 2005-06 to 2009-10
(D) Total horticulture
Answer – (B) Vegetables
59. What has been the share of area under fruits, vegetables and flowers in the area under total horticulture in 2007- 08 ?
(A) 53 percent (B) 68 percent
(C) 79 percent (D) 100 percent
Answer – (B) 68 percent
60 In which year, area under fruits has recorded the highest rate of increase?
(A) 2006-07 (B) 2007-08
(C) 2008-09 (D) 2009-10
Answer – (A) 2006-07
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