Monday, June 27, 2011

UGC NET Solved Paper I June2011

Questions along with Answers Below - Explanations are always welcome

1. A research paper is a brief report of research work based on
(A) Primary Data only
(B) Secondary Data only
(C) Both Primary and Secondary Data
(D) None of the above

2. Newton gave three basic laws of motion. This research is categorized as
(A) Descriptive Research
(B) Sample Survey
(C) Fundamental Research
(D) Applied Research

3. A group of experts in a specific area of knowledge assembled at a place and prepared a syllabus for a new course. The process may be termed as
(A) Seminar
(B) Workshop
(C) Conference
(D) Symposium

4. In the process of conducting research ‘Formulation of Hypothesis” is followed by
(A) Statement of Objectives
(B) Analysis of Data
(C) Selection of Research Tools
(D) Collection of Data

5. An intellectual historian aims to fully understand
(A) the chosen texts of his own
(B) political actions
(C) historical trends
(D) his enquiries

6. Intellectual historians do not claim exclusive possession of
(A) conclusions
(B) any corpus of evidence
(C) distinctiveness
(D) habitual interpretation

7. The misconceptions about intellectual history stem from
(A) a body of techniques
(B) the common stock of knowledge
(C) the dominance of political historians
(D) cosmological beliefs

8. What is philistinism ?
(A) Reinforcement of prejudice
(B) Fabrication of reasons
(C) The hold of land-owning classes
(D) Belief that power and its exercise matter

9. Knowledge of cosmological beliefs or moral ideas of a period can be drawn as   part of
(A) literary criticism
(B) history of science
(C) history of philosophy
(D) intellectual history

10. The claim that ideas of any one is of systematic expression do not matter, as if they were held by a minority, is
(A) to have a licensed political class
(B) a political action
(C) a philosophy of literature
(D) the mirror-image of philistinism

11. Public communication tends to occur within a more
(A) complex structure
(B) political structure
(C) convenient structure
(D) formal structure

12. Transforming thoughts, ideas and messages into verbal and non-verbal signs is referred to as
(A) channelisation
(B) mediation
(C) encoding
(D) decoding

13. Effective communication needs a supportive
(A) economic environment
(B) political environment
(C) social environment
(D) multi-cultural environment

14. A major barrier in the transmission of cognitive data in the process of communication is an individual’s
(A) personality  (B) expectation  (C) social status  (D) coding ability
15. When communicated, institutionalized stereotypes become
(A) myths  (B) reasons  (C) experiences  (D) convictions

16. In mass communication, selective perception is dependent on the receiver’s
(A) competence  (B) pre-disposition  (C) receptivity  (D) ethnicity
17. Determine the relationship between the pair of words NUMERATOR : DENOMINATOR and then       select the pair of words from the following which have a similar relationship :
(A) fraction : decimal  (B) divisor : quotient  (C) top : bottom  (D) dividend : divisor

18. Find the wrong number in the sequence
125, 127, 130, 135, 142, 153, 165
(A) 130  (B) 142  (C) 153  (D) 165

19. If HOBBY is coded as IOBY and LOBBY is coded as MOBY; then BOBBY is coded as

20. The letters in the first set have certain relationship. On the basis of this relationship, make the right choice for the second set : K/T : 11/20 :: J/R : ?
(A) 10/8  (B) 10/18  (C) 11/19  (D) 10/19

21. If A = 5, B = 6, C = 7, D = 8 and so on, what do the following numbers stand for?
17, 19, 20, 9, 8
(A) Plane  (B) Moped  (C) Motor  (D) Tonga

22. The price of oil is increased by 25%. If the expenditure is not allowed to increase, the ratio between the 
reduction in consumption and the original consumption is
(A) 1 : 3  (B) 1 : 4  (C) 1 : 5  (D) 1 : 6 

23. How many 8’s are there in the following sequence which are preceded by 5 but not immediately followed by 3? 
5 8 3 7 5 8 6 3 8 5 4 5 8 4 7 6 5 5 8 3 5 8 7 5 8 2 8 5
(A) 4  (B) 5  (C) 7  (D) 3
24. If a rectangle were called a circle, a circle a point, a point a triangle and a triangle a square, the shape of a wheel is
(A) Rectangle  (B) Circle  (C) Point  (D) Triangle

25. Which one of the following methods is best suited for mapping the distribution of different crops as provided in the standard classification of crops in India?
(A) Pie diagram  (B) Chorochromatic technique  (C) Isopleth technique  (D) Dot method

26. Which one of the following does not come under the methods of data classification?
(A) Qualitative  (B) Normative  (C) Spatial  (D) Quantitative

27. Which one of the following is not a source of data ?
(A) Administrative records  (B) Population census  (C) GIS  (D) Sample survey

28. If the statement ‘some men are cruel’ is false, which of the following statements/statement are/is true ?
(i) All men are cruel.
(ii) No men are cruel.
(iii) Some men are not cruel.
(A) (i) and (iii)  (B) (i) and (ii)  (C) (ii) and (iii)  (D) (iii) only

29. The octal number system consists of the following symbols:
(A) 0 – 7  (B) 0 – 9  (C) 0 – 9, A – F  (D) None of the above

30. The binary equivalent of (–19)10 in signed magnitude system is
(A) 11101100  (B) 11101101  (C) 10010011  (D) None of these

31. DNS in internet technology stands for
(A) Dynamic Name System  (B) Domain Name System  (C) Distributed Name System (D) None of these

32. HTML stands for
(A) Hyper Text Markup Language
(B) Hyper Text Manipulation Language
(C) Hyper Text Managing Links
(D) Hyper Text Manipulating Links

33. Which of the following is type of LAN ?
(A) Ethernet  (B) Token Ring  (C) FDDI  (D) All of the above

34. Which of the following statements is true ?
(A) Smart cards do not require an operating system.
(B) Smart cards and PCs use some operating system.
(C) COS is smart card operating system.
(D) The communication between reader and card is in full duplex mode.

35. The Ganga Action Plan was initiated during the year
(A) 1986  (B) 1988  (C) 1990  (D) 1992

36. Identify the correct sequence of energy sources in order of their share in the power sector in India :
(A) Thermal > nuclear > hydro > wind
(B) Thermal > hydro > nuclear > wind
(C) Hydro > nuclear > thermal > wind
(D) Nuclear > hydro > wind > thermal

37. Chromium as a contaminant in drinking water in excess of permissible levels, causes
(A) Skeletal damage
(B) Gastrointestinal problem
(C) Dermal and nervous problems
(D) Liver/Kidney problems

38. The main precursors of winter smog are
(A) N2O and hydrocarbons
(B) NOx and hydrocarbons
(C) SO2 and hydrocarbons
(D) SO2 and ozone

39. Flash floods are caused when
(A) the atmosphere is convectively unstable and there is considerable vertical windshear
(B) the atmosphere is stable
(C) the atmosphere is convectively unstable with no vertical windshear
(D) winds are catabatic

40. In mega cities of India, the dominant source of air pollution is
(A) transport sector  (B) thermal power  (C) municipal waste  (D) commercial sector

41. The first Open University in India was set up in the State of
(A) Andhra Pradesh  (B) Delhi  (C) Himachal Pradesh  (D) Tamil Nadu

42. Most of the Universities in India are funded by
(A) the Central Government
(B) the State Governments
(C) the University Grants Commission
(D) Private bodies and Individuals

43. Which of the following organizations looks after the quality of Technical and Management education in India?

44. Consider the following statements : Identify the statement which implies natural justice.
(A) The principle of natural justice is followed by the Courts.
(B) Justice delayed is justice denied.
(C) Natural justice is an inalienable right of a citizen
(D) A reasonable opportunity of being heard must be given.

45. The President of India is
(A) the Head of State
(B) the Head of Government
(C) both Head of the State and the Head of the Government
(D) None of the above

46. Who among the following holds office during the pleasure of the President of India?
(A) Chief Election Commissioner
(B) Comptroller and Auditor General of India
(C) Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission
(D) Governor of a State

Questions 47 to 49 are based upon the following diagram in which there are three interlocking circles A, P and S where A stands for Artists, circle P for Professors and circle S for Sportspersons. Different regions in the figure are lettered from a to f :

47. The region which represents artists who are neither sportsmen nor professors.
(A) d  (B) e  (C) b  (D) g

48. The region which represents professors, who are both artists and sportspersons.
(A) a  (B) c  (C) d  (D) g

49. The region which represents professors, who are also sportspersons, but not artists.
(A) e  (B) f  (C) c  (D) g

Questions 50 to 52 are based on the following data :
Measurements of some variable X were made at an interval of 1 minute from 10 A.M. to 10:20 A.M. 
The data, thus, obtained is as follows :
X : 60, 62, 65, 64, 63, 61, 66, 65, 70, 68 63, 62, 64, 69, 65, 64, 66, 67, 66, 64

50. The value of X, which is exceeded 10% of the time in the duration of measurement, is
 (A) 69  (B) 68  (C) 67  (D) 66
51. The value of X, which is exceeded 90% of the time in the duration of measurement, is
(A) 63  (B) 62  (C) 61  (D) 60
52. The value of X, which is exceeded 50% of the time in the duration of measurement, is
(A) 66  (B) 65  (C) 64  (D) 63

53. For maintaining an effective discipline in the class, the teacher should
(A) Allow students to do what they like.
(B) Deal with the students strictly.
(C) Give the students some problem to solve.
(D) Deal with them politely and firmly.

54. An effective teaching aid is one which
(A) is colourful and good looking
(B) activates all faculties
(C) is visible to all students
(D) easy to prepare and use

55. Those teachers are popular among students who
(A) develop intimacy with them
(B) help them solve their problems
(C) award good grades
(D) take classes on extra tuition fee

56. The essence of an effective classroom environment is
(A) a variety of teaching aids
(B) lively student-teacher interaction
(C) pin-drop silence
(D) strict discipline

57. On the first day of his class, if a teacher is asked by the students to introduce himself, he should
(A) ask them to meet after the class
(B) tell them about himself in brief
(C) ignore the demand and start teaching
(D) scold the student for this unwanted demand

58. Moral values can be effectively inculcated among the students when the teacher
(A) frequently talks about values
(B) himself practices them
(C) tells stories of great persons
(D) talks of Gods and Goddesses

59. The essential qualities of a researcher are
(A) spirit of free enquiry
(B) reliance on observation and evidence
(C) systematization or theorizing of knowledge
(D) all the above

60. Research is conducted to
I. Generate new knowledge
II. Not to develop a theory
III. Obtain research degree
IV. Reinterpret existing knowledge
Which of the above are correct?
(A) I, III & II  (B) III, II & IV  (C) II, I & III  (D) I, III & IV


  1. 3. A group of experts in a specific area of knowledge assembled at a place and prepared a syllabus for a new course. The process may be termed as
    (A) Seminar
    (B) Workshop
    (C) Conference
    (D) Symposium

    The answer should be (B) Workshop Because its an assembly to accomplish a task.

  2. hi ans is symposium coz symposium mean the panel of expert they discuss on specific topic.....ans of qns 50 is a,51 is b.52 is b................

  3. can you explain me ans. of qns. no. 11 and 15.
    seminar is correct ans of qn no.3


    1. for qn 11 read "Handbook of Journalism and Mass Communications" by vb agarwal and vs gupta. pg no 11

  4. Answer to question 4 should be Collection of Data.

    1. can you tell us where you get the answer?

  5. yes answer for qn4 is collection of data

    1. can you tell us where you get the answer?


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