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NTA UGC NET DEC 2021 SOLVED PAPER 1

Solved UGC NET Dec 2020 and June 2021 Question Paper

**As you are aware from Dec 2018 onwards NTA conducts the exam online and no Question papers were given to students, However, we have collected this question from our students and the answer given is also based on Keys provided by NTA Agency Answer Key.  

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Question#1 -Which of the following is a physical/environmental barrier to communication?

  1. Culture
  2. Personality
  3. Power/authority
  4. Time

Answer- 2nd 

Explanation-The barrier of communication- communication is the process through which we can express our feelings and emotions. Barriers are those things that act as hurdles in communication are called barriers of communication. There are many different types of barriers. As we can see in the above-given options these culture, power and time are not any physical traits. All these are abstract qualities, only personality is the physical trait. So this is the correct option. 

Question#2 – Disaster Management Act came into existence in 

  1. 1985 
  2. 1992 
  3. 2000 
  4. 2005

Answer-(4.) 2005

Explanation– The Disaster Management Act received the assent of The President of India on 23 December 2005. The Disaster Management Act, 2005 has 11 chapters and 79 sections. The Act extends to the whole of India.

Question#3– When an unperceived fact is supposed to resolve an apparent contradiction in the presented phenomenon, which one of the following pramaṇas is employed according to Advaitins?

  1. Arthap̅atti
  2. Pratyakṣa
  3. Anumar̅a
  4. Anupalabdhi

Answer – 1

ExplanationArthapatti is a Sanskrit term that means “presumption” or “implication.” It is said to be the six pramanas in the yogic philosophy of the Advaita Vedanta system and the Bhatta school of Purva-Mimamsa. When knowledge is derived from a particular set of circumstances, it is called Arthapatti. When an unperceived fact is supposed to resolve an apparent contradiction in the presented phenomenon, it is called Arthapatti.

Question#4 -Identify the correct sequence for successful communication.

Options:-

  1. Sender → Encode message → Channel → Decode message → Audience → Feedback
  2. Sender → Encode message → Decode message → Channel → Audience → Feedback
  3. Sender → Encode message → Audience → Channel → Decode the message → Feedback 
  4. Sender → Encode message → Channel → Decode message → Feedback → Audience

Answer– 1st

Explanation: Successful communication- Communication is the process through which we can express our feelings and emotions. The process of transmission of messages from one person to another person is called communication. These are emotions, cultural situations, and even our location. There is a fixed pattern in which we should initiate communication and this should be in a fixed chronology. 

  1. Sender– one who starts the conversation, who wants to transfer some feelings
  2. Encode message– before sending any message we encode(made) that message or we can say structure that message is called encoding message. This can be explained with the help of an example. If I want to ask permission from my manager for 2 days’ leave, first I will structure a message in my mind or draft that message in my mail in a proper way that is called encoding that message.
  3. Channel– the medium through which we send our encoded message is called a channel. It could be anything like WhatsApp, social media, or letters.
  4. Decode message- so after receiving that message, the person whom we send that message tries to understand that message, that understanding of the message is called decoding. One should keep in mind that the message should be structured in a way it could be easily decoded.
  5. Audience– it is our target audience to whom we want to send our message.
  6. Feedback- it is the last processor in layman’s language we can say when we receive a reply it is called feedback.

Question #5

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

  1. Option 1: A – I, B – III, C – II, D-IV 
  2. Option 2: A – III, B – I, C – IV, D – II, 
  3. Option 3: A-IV, B – I, C – II, D – III 
  4. Option 4: A-II, B – I, C – III, D – IV,

Answer-2nd 

Explanation: So here in the above question as you can see we were asked to match list 1 wish list 2 like 

1. A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.

2. Direct data entry is on radio frequency identification readers.

3. Output devices- An output device is any piece of computer hardware equipment that converts information into a human-perceptible form or, historically, into a physical machine-readable form for use with other non-computerized equipment. It can be text, graphics, tactile, audio, or video. 

4. Data backup-. Backup is the process of creating a copy of the data on your system that you use for recovery in case your original data is lost or corrupted. You can also use the backup to recover copies of older files if you have deleted them from your system.

Question#6 – A Network Interface Card (NIC) contains

Options:-

  1. Domain address
  2. IP address
  3. MAC address. 
  4. Port address

Answer – 3rd 

Explanations: MAC address is called media access control address. It is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface controller (NIC) for use as a network address in communications within a network segment. This use is common in most IEEE 802 networking technologies, including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Question#7 – Arrange the following components of municipal solid waste in order of their increasing abundance.

  • A. Paper and Cardboard
  • B. Food 
  • C.Tin Cans
  • D. Dirt and Ash
  • E.Textiles
  1. C, E, D, B, A
  2. E, C, A, D, B 
  3. E, C, D, A, B
  4. E, C, D, B, A 

So the correct answer is 4th

Here in the above question, we were asked to arrange the given items in the manner they are increasing in the environment.

Question#8

  1. A – I, B – III, C – IV, D – II 
  2. A – II, B – I, C – IV, D – III
  3. A – III, B – IV, C – I, D – II
  4. A – IV, B – II, C – I, D – III

Answer– 2nd

There are four types of statements in a syllogism. 1. Contradictory 2. Contrary 3. Sub-contraries 4. Sub- Altern or sub-alteration. This is the chart with the help of which we will discuss this topic further.

Square of opposition - Wikipedia

Tips to draw this diagram step by step

  • First,draw a huge X from English alphabets. 
  • 2nd- Make a square on the X as given in the diagram. 
  • 3rd- Write a, e, i, o on the four corners of X. 
  • 4th- Write “contrary” on A to E 
  • 5th- Write sub- contrary on I to O 
  • 6th- Write “sub -alteration” from A to I and E to O.
  • 7th- Write “ contradictory” vertically from A to O and E to I

Tip to remember what to write – remember the vowels a, e, I, o .write in this manner only.• 

  1. A is universal positive. Example- All apples are good. 
  2. E Is universal negative. Example- No apple is good 
  3. I is a particular positive Example- some apples are good.
  4. O is particular negative. Example- Apples are not good.

Contrary- “A and B” is a pair of the contrary. Now, what is the contrary? The contrary is those statements that cannot be true together but can be false together. If one is true, the other will be definitely false. And if one is false, the other will be doubtful. We will try to understand this perplexing statement with the help of an example.

For example –“ If all apples are good” is true then automatically “No apples are good” will be false but on the other hand if “no apples are good” is false then “all apples are good” will be doubtful.

Sub- contraries – The Sub-contraries pair is “ I and O”, which means these both can be true together but cannot be false together. For example- if somebody says “ some apples are good, that automatically means that “some apples are not good” so in these statements if one is true, the other will be definitely true but these statements cannot be false together. We cannot say that “some apples are good” is also right And “ some apples are not good” is also right. Contradictory- This combination has two pairs: “A and O”, and “E and I”.

In these types of statements “ if one is true, the other will be definitely false. Or If one is false, the other will definitely be true. For example- A “ all apples are good” is proved then O statements “-some Apple are not good” is totally opposite with each other and if “No Apple is good” is true then the exact opposite(contradictory)of this treatment will be “some apples are good” so these “A and 0” or “ E and I” will always be exact opposite(contradictory)to each other.

Sub-alteration- The pair “A and I” and “E and O” are sub-alteration pairs. Now, what is a sub- alteration? In this, ‘ truth downwards, but falsity upwards ‘ I.e.- if A statement is true, then I statement will also be true If A statement is false, then nothing can be said about I.

On the other hand, if I statement is false, then A statement will also be false. For example- if “ all apples are good” is true, then “ some Apples are good” will also be true. If “ some Apples are good” is false, then “ All Apple are good” will also be false…

Question#9- A lady is reflecting on the causes of the environmental crisis. She is considering and attempting to link varied variables to make sense of the issue. This scenario is an example of 

  1. Didactic communication
  2. Interpersonal communication
  3. Intrapersonal communication
  4. Mass communication

Answer– 3rd

Explanation – Communication is the process through which we can express our feelings and emotions. The process of transmission of messages from one person to another person is called communication. These are emotions, cultural situations, and even our location. 

Intrapersonal communication is the process by which an individual communicates within themselves, acting as both sender and receiver of messages, and encompasses the use of unspoken words to consciously engage in self-talk and inner speech.

Question#10– Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion A and the other is labelled as Reason R

  • Assertion A: The aim of education in ancient India was not just the acquisition of knowledge but preparation for life in this world beyond schooling.
  • Reason R: Ancient Indian education emphasized complete realization and liberation of self.

 In light of the above statements, choose the most appropriate answer from the options given

  1. A is correct but R is not correct
  2. A is not correct but R is correct
  3. Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A
  4. Both A and R are correct but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

Answer– 3rd 

Explanations: In these above types of questions what we have to do is we have to understand the meaning of each statement and then try to understand both statements can make any sense and then here is a trick which can really help you is while solving this type of question just put “Because” after reading the first given assertion. 

Like- The aim of education in ancient India was not just the acquisition of knowledge but preparation for life in this world beyond schooling because Ancient Indian education laid emphasis on complete realization and liberation of self.

Now, we can ourselves realize that both these statements are making sense in themselves but not in each other’s relation. So the answer is 3rd Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.

Question#11- The main reason for low enrollment in vocational education courses in India is

Options:- 

  1. High fee structure
  2. Lack of adequate infrastructure to impart Vocational education
  3. Unavailability of a large number of vocational courses
  4. Wrong perception of vocational education among students and parents

Answer– 4th Wrong perception of vocational education among students and parents

Vocational courses are an educational discipline that enables individuals to acquire skills that are required for a particular trade. Vocational courses are traditionally non-academic and are completely related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation.

See, in many questions asked by UGC net, you can’t do it by applying the formula, especially in paper 1. In many questions, you only have to use your common sense,

Let’s say in the above question you can solve this answer by using your common sense and all you need to have is a little information about what topic they are asking.  The main reason for low enrollment in vocational education courses in India can’t be high fees because the fees are very low, it can’t be infrastructure as well, and availability is out of the question because there are more vocational courses available in India than fish in the Arabian sea.

So by applying common sense, you can easily answer this question- The wrong perception of vocational education among students and parents is the main reason.

Question#12Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a key indicator of the process performance of wastewater treatment plants. The plant is said to be efficient when BOD:

  1. Decreases
  2. Increases for the first 36 hours
  3. Increases 
  4. Remains unchanged

Answer– 1st 

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) represents the amount of oxygen consumed by bacteria and other microorganisms while they decompose organic matter under aerobic (oxygen is present) conditions at a specified temperature. The decay of organic matter in water is measured as biochemical or chemical oxygen demand.

Question#13 -Ethnography refers to

  1. A measure that is employed to refer to a concept when no direct measure is available
  2. A research design that rules out alternative causal explanations of findings deriving
  3. A research method where the researcher immerses himself/herself in a social setting for an extended period for providing an account of a particular culture, society, or community
  4. An attribute in terms of which cases do not differ.

Answer – 3rd 

Explanation– The meaning of ethnography is the study and systematic recording of human cultures.A research method where the researcher immerses himself/herself in a social setting for an extended period to provide an account of a particular culture, society, or community. 

Question#14- Given below are two statements 

  • Statement I: Value development requires conscious, planned, and deliberate attempts by the school and the teachers. 
  • Statement II: Values needed for sustainable development cannot be taught in a school setting.

 In light of the above statements, choose the most appropriate answer from the options given 

Options-

  1. Both Statement I and Statement II are correct
  2. Both Statement I and Statement II are incorrect
  3. Statement I is correct but Statement II is incorrect
  4. Statement I is incorrect but Statement II is correct

The answer is clear just by applying common sense that the 3rd option is correct. Again See, in many questions asked by UGC net, you can’t do it by applying the formula, especially in NTA UGC NET Paper 1.

Question#15- The main concept behind solar ponds to store the solar energy is 

Options:-

  1. Fixed salt gradient from surface to bottom in the pond/
  2. Presence of sand in the pond
  3. Presence of solar cells in the pond
  4. Uniform salinity of the pond

Answer– 1st 

Explanation– A solar pond is a pool of saltwater that collects and stores solar energy in the form of heat. The saltwater naturally forms a vertical salinity gradient also known as “halocline”, where low-salinity water flows above high-salinity water. In other words, it contains water with a definite gradient of salt concentration.

Question#16 – Which one of the following is an example of the ‘Pull Technology’ form of communication?

Options:-

  1. Social media sites
  2. Websites delivered to browser on search
  3. Websites that are advertised
  4. Websites that are not alive 

Answer 2nd

Explanation-Pull coding or client pull is a style of network communication where the initial request for data originates from the client and then is responded to by the server. The reverse is known as push technology, where the server pushes data to clients.

Question#17- Which among the following are statistical packages? 

  • A. SPSS 
  • B. SAS
  • C. ANOVA
  • D. STATA
  • E. R

1. A, B, C, and D only

2. A, B, C, and E only

3. A, B, D, and E only

4. B, C, D, and E only

Answer– 3rd

Statistical packages are collections of software designed to aid in statistical analysis and data exploration. Second, statistical packages can provide a unified operating framework and common interface for data manipulation, visualization, and statistical analysis.

Question#18- Identify the fallacy committed in the argument. 

All household pets are domestic animals. No unicorns are domestic animals. Therefore, some unicorns are not household pets

  1. Existential fallacy
  2. The fallacy of Four terms 
  3. The fallacy of Illicit Major
  4. The fallacy of Illicit Minor

Answer– 1st

Existential fallacy– as the name indicates, it has crises even in the possibility that it even exists. That means it is not necessary whether the statement is true or not but if it is true then it must be like that. Too confusing let me help you with the help of an example-

One example would be: “Every unicorn has a horn on its forehead“. It does not imply that there are any unicorns at all in the world, and thus it cannot be assumed that, if the statement were true, somewhere there is a unicorn in the world (with a horn on its forehead). The statement, if assumed true, implies only that if there were any unicorns, each would have a horn on its forehead.

In simplest terms- it is not the question of whether there are unicorns in the world or the statement that but if that is true if there is any Unicron there in the world then it must have a horn on the head. 

Question#19- The number of bits in IPv6 addresses is:

Options:-

  1. 128 bits
  2. 256 bits
  3. 32 bit
  4. 64 bits

Answer– 128 bits

Question#20- Over the past 100 years, the estimated rise of global sea level is by 10 to 25 cms or more. This is attributed to which of the following?

  • A. Thermal contraction of ocean water 
  • B. melting of glaciers and small ice caps 
  • C. Thinning of the Greenland ice sheet 
  • D. Changes in terrestrial water storage

 Options:-

  1. A, B, and C only
  2. A, C, and D onyx
  3. B and C only
  4. B, C, and D only

 Answer– 4th

Explanation– the main reason for the rise in sea level is global warming. Man-made activities like the burning of coal and oil and cutting of forests to meet ever-growing human needs are the main reasons for global warming and the Melting of glaciers and small ice caps. Thinning of the Greenland ice sheet Changes in terrestrial water storage ultimately result in the rising of the sea level.

Question#21- Identify the correct sequence to join a Google Meet session 

  • A. Enter code and click continue 
  • B. Click ASK to join 
  • C. Click use a meeting code
  • D. Go to meet.google.com 
  • E. When someone in the meeting gives you access you will join it. 

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

1. A, B, D, C, E,

2. D, A, E, B, C

3. D, C, A, B, E 

4. E, A, B, C, D,

Answer– 3rd

This was again a free question. Who had not used google meet in this pandemic? So simply follow the correct answers steps and you are ready to go and join any google meet.

Question#22- Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion A and the other is labelled as Reason R

  • Assertion A: Generalisation of a finding is possible only in quantitative studies. 
  • Reason R: Quantitative studies make use of deductive reasoning.

 In light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below

Options:-

  1. A is false but R is true.
  2. A is true but R is false
  3. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
  4. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

Answer- 2nd 

This was a very tricky question asked by us net and you must be aware of everything in detail like what is quantitative studies, what is deductive reasoning. 

Quantitative studies- it is a kind of research strategy in which we usually focus on the data and numbers rather than on theory as we do in qualitative studies.

It is an objective approach and gives more emphasis on clear-cut precision and disseminated facts. 

The deductive argument, also deductive logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements to reach a logical conclusion. Deductive reasoning goes in the same direction as that of the conditionals and links premises with conclusions. 

Question#23-Given below are two statements 

  • Statement I Type I Error refers to the decision to reject the null hypothesis when it is incorrect.
  • Statement II: Sampling error occurs due to the violation of the principle of random sampling.

 In light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below- 

Options:-

  1. Both Statement I and Statement II are false
  2. Both Statement I and Statement II are true
  3. Statement I is false but Statement II is true
  4. Statement I is true but Statement II is false

Answer– 1st

Explanation– sampling- sampling is the most important part of the research. It is the selection of the population on whom we want to conduct our research. In simpler terms, to do any research we need a population, but we can’t research the whole of India so as an alternative we will select a small portion of India, which is called sampling. There are many different types of sampling. 

Type 1 error and type 2 error – they are two types of errors that occurred while we do our research

Type 1- A type I error (false-positive) occurs if an investigator rejects a null hypothesis that is true in the population; a type II error (false-negative) occurs if the investigator fails to reject a null hypothesis that is false in the population.

Question#24 -Given below are two statements

  •  Statement I: The aim of Naiyāyikas in formulating the anumāna theory is to obtain pramā (right knowledge).
  • Statement II: The aim of Naiyāyikas in formulating the anumāna theory is to verify only and only formal validity.

 In light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below

  1. Both Statement I and Statement II are false
  2. Both Statement I and Statement II are true
  3. Statement I is false but Statement II is true
  4. Statement I is true but Statement II is false

Answer 4th

Question#25- The average of the first 100 positive integers is 

  • 49
  • 50
  • 50.5
  • 51.5

Answer– 3rd

Explanation– first 100 positive integers are1 to 100= 100 * (1 +100)/2 = 50 * 101. Required Average = (50 *101)/100 = 50.5. For the above given series average, = ( 1 +100)/2 = 50.5)

Question#26- Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion A and the other is labelled as Reason R

  • Assertion A: Quality questions promote deep learning. 
  • Reason R: The quality of questions asked determines a teacher’s level of success with a lesson. 

In light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below

Options:-

  1. A is false but R is true/(A) 
  2. A is true but R is false/(A)
  3. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
  4. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

Answer– 4th

Question#27- Which among the following is a MOOC platform?

Options:-

  1. Coursera
  2. Google Mee
  3. Jitsi Meet
  4. Urkund

Answer– 1st

Explanation– MOOC stands for massive open online courses. These are the online, digital platforms that help you to learn online and even get a degree by registering online in these courses with the flexibility of time and place and duration and of course individual pace. 014 In July 2014, The first Indian MOOC on edX developed and targeted learners across the world. It witnessed massive success in attracting over 35,000 learners. 2015 IIT Bombay, Birla Institute of Technology and SciencePilani, IIM Bangalore, and Indian School of Business launched MOOCs on edX and Coursera.

Question#28- Post-positivism is related to which one of the following philosophies?

Options:-

  1. Critical Realism
  2. Empiricism
  3. Objectivism
  4. Subjectivism

Answer-1st 

Post positivist in the simplest term, is a philosophy that comes after positivism. There are three types of philosophies

1. Theology- those who believe that only divine power or God is responsible for everything. God was at the centre for them. It was considered the darkest era of human history like the medieval era.

 2. Positivism- it was the era in which science started advancing and people started believing in science and logic behind everything and they accepted that everything is because of science and everything can be proved on the basics of facts. Only objectivity mattered to them. Human beings were the centre for them.

3. Post positivist- we can say post-positivists were a mixture of both. They believed in science with the acceptance that everything is not in the hands of human beings. there are some higher powers. Everything cannot be proved with objectivity. So they were both subjective and objective with their approach. They were realistic and accepted their own limitations. hence, post positivists were realistic in their approach.

 Question#29- Given below are two statements 

  • Statement I: Operant conditioning was discovered by Thorndike. 
  • Statement II: Classical conditioning was discovered by Ivan Pavlov. 

In light of the above statements, choose the most appropriate answer from the options given below 

Options:

  1. Both Statement I and Statement II are correct
  2. Both Statement I and Statement II are incorrect
  3. Statement I is correct but Statement II is incorrect
  4. Statement I is incorrect but Statement II is correct.

Answer -4th

Question#30-Which one of the following sections of the UGC Act is concerned with the promotion and coordination of university education for the maintenance of standards of teaching examination and research?

 Options:-

  1. Section 12
  2. Section 14/धारा – 14 
  3. Section 25/धारा – 25
  4.  Section 28/धारा – 28

Answer– 1st

Question#31

Options:-

  1. A – I, B – III, C – IV, D – II 
  2. A – III, B – IV, C – II, D – I
  3. A – IV, B – II, C – I, D – III
  4. A-II, B – I, C – III, D-IV  

Answer – 4th

Question#32- Following are the statements regarding a Repeater 

  • A. It distributes the data packets 
  • B. It is added to transmission systems to boost the signal 
  • C. It sends the data to a specific computer 
  • D. It can also be used on wireless systems Choose the correct answer from the options given below

 Options:-

  1. A and D only
  2. A, B, and C only 
  3. B and D only. 
  4. C and D only

Answer– 3rd

Explanations– Repeaters are network devices operating at the physical layer of the OSI model that amplifies or regenerate an incoming signal before retransmitting it. They are incorporated in networks to expand their coverage area. They are also known as signal boosters.

Question#33 -Which of the following statements are correct concerning argument by analogy?

 A. It is a deductive type of argument

 B. It is an inductive type of argument 

C. It is not intended to be mathematically certain 

D. It is to be classified as either valid or invalid 

E. Its conclusion does not follow from the premises with logical necessity

Options:-

 1. A, C, and D only

2. A, D, and E only

3. B, C, and E only

4. B, D, and E only

Answer– 3rd 

Explanation– Deductive argument, also deductive logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements to reach a logical conclusion. Deductive reasoning goes in the same direction as that of the conditionals and links premises with conclusions.

Question#34- Given below are two statements regarding Wireless Access Points (WAPs). 

  • Statement I: WAPs are connected to the wired network at fixed locations.
  • Statement II: The WAP receives and transmits data between the two wired LANs. 

In light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below

Options:-

1 . Both Statement I and Statement II are false

2. Both Statement I and Statement II are true

3. Statement I is false but Statement II is true

4. Statement I is true but Statement II is false

Answer– 4

 Explanation-Wireless access points (APs or WAPs) are networking devices that allow Wi-Fi devices to connect to a wired network. They form wireless local-area networks (WLANs). An access point acts as a central transmitter and receiver of wireless radio signals.

Question#35- What per cent of the children’s brain development occurs prior to 6 years?

Options:-

1 .25 % , 

2. 45 %, 

3. 65 %, 

4. 85 %

Answer– D 

(Again a very irrelevant question asked by UGC-NET. See, you can’t prepare for these types of questions. Nobody can’t, but you have to act smartly in these types of questions.)

Question#36- What comes next in the following sequence? 

5, 16, 51, 158, 

  1. Option 1- 387
  2. Option 2- 481
  3. Option 3 -482
  4. Option 4- 487

Answer– 2nd 

The next number is 481. The series is followed as: Step1- 5*3+1=16 Step2- 16*3+3=51 Step3- 51*3+5=158 Step4- 158*3+7=481 Number is multiplied by 3 in all steps .

Question: Read the given passage and answer the question that follows:

Let us try to explain social life as the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain. You will soon be saying that the hedonist begs the question, for even supposing that man does pursue these ends, the crucial problem of why he thinks one course rather than another likely to produce pleasure, is untouched. Does the guidance of man’s conscience explain? How then does he happen to have the particular conscience that he has? The theory of economic self-interest? But how do men come to conceive their interest in one way rather than another? The desire for security or prestige or domination or what is vaguely called self-realization? How do men conceive of their security, what do they consider prestige, how do they figure out the means of domination, or what is the notion of self which they wish to realize? Pleasure, pain, conscience, acquisition, protection, enhancement mastery are undoubtedly names for some of the ways people act. There may be instinctive dispositions that work toward such ends. But no statement of the end or any description of the tendencies to seek it can explain the behaviour which results. The very fact that men theorize at all is proof that their pseudo-environments, their interior representations of the world, are a determining element in thought, feeling, and action. For, if the connection between reality and human response were direct and immediate, rather than indirect and interred indecision and failure would be unknown and (if each of us fitted as snugly into the world, as the child in a womb), Mr Bernard Shaw would not have been able to say that except, for the first nine months of its existence, no human being manages its affairs as well as a plant.

Question#38- The thoughts of men are decided by 

Options:-

  1. Societal tendencies
  2.  Their behaviour
  3.  Their environment
  4.  Their inner perception of the world

Answer– 4th

Question#39- If the connection between reality and human response is direct, it will result in

  1. Acquistion of prestige
  2. Self-realisation
  3. Successful actions
  4. Useful theorization

Answer-3rd 

Question#40- A man’s course of action is guided by –

  1. Collective action
  2. Critical evaluation of choices
  3. Pursuit of self-interest
  4. The thought of social welfare

Answer– 3rd

Question#41- The gist of the passage is that human behaviour is dictated by 

  1. Choices for pleasure 
  2. Emotional vagueness
  3. Seeking smugness in a false world
  4. The harsh realities of the world

Answer-3rd 

Albeit, there is no hard and fast rule to solve comprehension. You can solve comprehension by doing more and more practice. Students usually take these types of questions for granted but you need to understand that this is a very complex topic and this deserves as much attention as you give to other topics. 

There are some rules which you can follow,

1st- Do not read the full paragraph. Yes, you read it right. Do not spend a lot of time reading the whole paragraph. Just by having a look try to understand the gist of the paragraph. A quick read.

2- Read all the questions very carefully, yes very very carefully, and then again look at the paragraph. All I can guarantee you is that with this rule you will be able to solve 2 or 3 questions.

 3- now one thing that I observed is that usually, questions are chronological as per the paragraph. So, let’s say you solved the first 2 or 3 questions by applying the above tricks. You don’t need to read the whole paragraph again. Just read the last few lines and you are ready to rock. 

4- The most important question of any comprehension is the title – so the title is like the Bollywood song’s title line. They will repeat the line or title just as “bole chudiyan repeats in bole chudiyan song”. So try to pick that title. (thanks to me later)

5- By applying overhead rules I can assure you, you can easily solve 3 -4 questions, and because of lack of availability of time that is more than enough. 

Study the table carefully to answer the question that follows :

The given table has the number of boys and girls (in hundreds) in 5 different years in 4 different schools (A, B, C, D) (M-Boys, F-Girls).

Solved UGC NET Dec 2020 and June 2021 Question Paper

Question– Which school has the lowest number of girl students enrolled during 2016-2020? 

Options:-

1 .A , 

2. B, 

3. C,

4. D,

Question- Find out the difference between the number of boys in School A and School B during 2016-2020. 

1. 440

2.445

3. 460

4. 450

Question- Which school has the minimum percentage increase in total student enrollment (both boys and girls) from 2019 to 2020?

A

B

C

D

Question- Which year has the minimum number of girls enrolled during 2016-2019?

A

B

C

D

Question- Which school has the maximum number of boys enrolled during 2016-2020?

A

B

C

D

Question– Identify the correct phases of activity for the Advance Organiser Model. 

  1. A. Presentation of curriculum embedding
  2. B. Presentation of advance organizer 
  3. C. Presentation of study groups 
  4. D. Presentation of learning task or material 
  5. E. Strengthening cognitive organization Choose the correct answer from the options given below: 

1. A, B, and C only

2. B, C, and D 

3. B, D, and E only

4. C, D, and E only

Answer– 3rd 

Explanation– An advance organizer is a cognitive instructional strategy used to promote the learning and retention of new information

Question– Given below are two statements 

  • Statement I: The length and breadth of a rectangle are increased by 10% and 20% respectively, then its area increases by 23%. 
  • Statement II: In 12 hours, the hour hand and the minute hand coincide 11 times.

In light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below 

Options:-

  1. Both Statement I and Statement II are false
  2. Both Statement I and Statement II are true
  3. Statement I is false but Statement II is true
  4. Statement I is true but Statement II is false


Question- What per cent decrease in salaries would exactly cancel out the 20% increase?

Question– Which of the following statements are correct?

  • A. The product of two integers is 500 and their difference is 5. Then, one of the numbers is 25. 
  • B. The HCF of 108, 288, and 360 is 18.
  • C. The least number which is exactly divisible by each one of the given numbers is called their LCM.

 Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

Options:-

  1. A and B only
  2. A and C only
  3. B and C only

Answer-2nd 

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