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# NTA UGC NET Solved Paper 1 December 2018

## NTA UGC NET Solved Paper 1 December 2018

NTA has been changed the pattern of UGC NET Exam from December 2018. The NET exam was conducted on different dates with 2 shifts. Here, we are going to publish ONE SET of Paper 1.

1. Which among the following is best advantage of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)?
a. Improving classroom attendance
b. Helping teacher to complete syllabus on time
c. Shift in focus from teacher-centric to student-centric education
d. Reducing examination anxiety among students

2. Which among the following is the best field of study to improve the ability of students to experiment and analyze?
a. Economics
b. Languages
c. Science
d. History

3. The components of a research design are:
a. Comparison b. Control
c. Reactivity d. Manipulation
e. Non-representativeness f. Generalization
Code:
1. (b), (c), (d) and (e)
2. (a), (b), (d) and (f)
3. (c), (d), (e) and (f)
4. (a), (c), (e) and (f)

4. Formulation of a research problem depends upon:
a. What is the object behind the researcher’s choice?
b. What are the specific questions?
c. What is the conceptual model?
d. What negative factors to research upon?
e. Reasons for unlimiting the study.
f. Construction of hypotheses.
Code:
1. (b), (c), (d) and (e)
2. (a), (c), (e) and (f)
3. (a), (b), (c) and (f)
4. (c), (d), (e) and (f)

5. Artifacts that arise and affect the internal validity in research are:
a. History
b. Randomization
c. Maturity
d. Instrumentation
e. Experimental mortality
f. Matching
Code:
1. (a), (b), (c) and (d)
2. (a), (c), (d) and (e)
3. (b), (c), (d) and (f)
4. (d), (e), (f) and (b)

6. A variable that is manipulated is known as:
a. Independent variable
b. Dependent variable
c. Control variable
d. Confounding variable

7. Among the following which one is not an instructional material?
b. Printed study guide
c. Audio podcast

8. Suppose as a teacher you are training your students in public peaking  and debate. Which among the following is most difficult to develop among the students?
a. Control over emotions
b. Concept formulation
c. Using/Selecting appropriate language
d. Voice modulation

9. Which among the following reflects best the quality of teaching in a classroom?
a. Through observation of silence by the students in classroom
b. Through the quality of questions asked by students in classroom
c. Through the use of many teaching aids in the classroom
d. Through full attendance in the classroom

10. The four major operations in scientific research are:
a. Demonstration of covariance
b. Elimination of spurious relations
c. Sequencing in terms of time-order
d. Self-education
e. Operationalization of personal choice
f. Theorization
Code:
1. (b), (c), (d) and (e)
2. (a), (b), (c) and (d)
3. (a), (b) (c) and (f)
4. (c), (d), (e) and (f)

11. What is needed to encourage tourism between India and Asean?
a. innovation
b. Waterways
c. Start-ups

12. The areas of collaboration between India and Asean are:
a. FinTech
c. E-commerce
d. Digital backwardness
e. Trilateral highways
f. Fourth Industrial Revolution
Code:
1. (a), (b), (c) and (d)
2. (c), (d) (e) and (f)
3. (a), (c), (e) and (f)
4. (b), (c), (d) and (e)

13. What prompted Singapore to opt for stronger ties with India?
a. Economic liberalization in India
b. Geo-political equations
c. End of Cold War
d. Historical past

14.Who can be India’s launch pad for an integrated Asian market as per the passage?
a. Thailand
b. Singapore
c. Southeast Asia
d. Myanmar

15. The commitment of Asean with India is:
a. Offer political platforms
d. More and more dialogues
16. Under which of the conditions an argument may be valid? Select the correct answer from the code given below:
Statements:
a. When its conclusion and premises are true.
b. Even when its conclusion and one or more of its premises are false.
c. Only when its conclusion is true.
Code:
1. (a) alone
2. (a) and (b)
3. (c) alone
4. (a) and (c)

17. Assertion (A): Teacher communication is central to classroom management.
Reason (R): Teacher communication behaviors should not be used to regulate the classroom behavior of students.
Options:
a. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
b. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
c. Both (A) and (R) are true.
d. (A) is false, but (R) is true.

18. The rhetorical approach in classroom communication considers teachers as_____________agents of students.
b. Official
c. Influencing
d. Non-official

19. Non-verbal communication is considered:
a. Formal
b. Culture-free
c. Informal
d. Precise

20. Given below are two premises (a) and (b). Four conclusions are drawn from them. Select the code that states validly drawn a conclusion. [Taking the premises individually or jointly]
Premises
(a) All judges are lawyers.
(b) No doctors are lawyers.
Conclusions
(i) No lawyers are doctors.
(ii) No doctors are judges.
(iii) All lawyers are judges.
(iv) Some doctors are judges.
Code:
1. (ii) and (iii)
2. (i) and (ii)
3. (i) and (iv)
4. (i) and (iii)

21. The next term in the letter series DEF, HIJ, LMN, PQR, TUV,______ ?
a. WXY
b. WYZ
c. YZA
d. XYZ

22. Among the following, there are two statements which can’t be true together but can be false together. Select the code that represents them.
Statements:
a. All poets are dreamers.
b. No poets are dreamers.
c. Some poets are dreamers.
d. Some poets are not dreamers.
Code:
1. (a) and (d)
2. (a) and (b)
3. (c) and (d)
4. (b) and (d)
23. In the digital era, there is a fear that classroom communication may result in:
b. Over-stimulation
c. Stimulation
24. Negative criticism as an element of classroom communication will lead to:
a. External sympathy
b. Justification
c. Defensiveness
d. De-motivation
e. Supportive listening
f. Confrontational empathy
Code:
1. (d), (e) and (f)
2. (a), (b) and (c)
3. (c), (d) and (e)
4. (b), (c) and (d)
25. Truth and falsity are attributes of
a. Arguments
b. Propositions
c. Debates
d. Opinions
26. Choose the word which is different from the rest
a. Nilgiri Hills
b. Shivalik Hills
c. Aravali Hills
d. Mount Kilimanjaro
27. Jenifer’s father-in-law is my brother. Helen is a grand-daughter of my mother. How is Helen related to Jenifer?
a. Mother
b. Daughter-in-law
c. Sister-in-law
d. Sister
28. The next term in the series 0, 1, 9, 36, 100, ____ is:
a. 164
b. 216
c. 196
d. 225
Q.29 Which one of the following can be validly inferred from the proposition – “All animals are wild”?
a. non-animals are wild.
b. Some animals are not wild.
c. Some animals are wild.
d. No animals are wild.
30. If ABODE is coded as ADRHJ, then the code for AGRO will be:
a. AVCD
b. AIUS
c. AIVX
d. AIST

Data Interpretation:

Data on % of villages not electrified in 6 States is given below in the year 2000Answer the following three Questions
31. In the year 2000, the total number of villages in State D was 15,000. In the year 2010, the total number of villages had increased to 20,000 out of which 10,000 villages were yet to be electrified. The % of villages not electrified in 2010 in State D has thus
a. Gone Up
b. Come down
c. Not enough data
d. Cannot be computed

32. How many States have at least 50% or more electrified villages?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

33. Which State has twice the percentage of electrified villages in comparison to State D?
a. State C
b. State A
c. State B
d. State D
Data Interpretation:

34. If the total population of State A was 5 lakhs while the population in State B was 2 lakhs, the number of people below the education index will be:
a. Higher in State B
b. Equal in State A and B
c. Cannot be calculated
d. Higher in State A

35. If the population for State F is 2.6 lakhs, what is the population below education index?
a. 49000
b. 39000
c. 3900
d. 51000

36. In a computer, if 8 bits are used to specify an address in memory, the total number of addresses will be:
a. 512
b. 216
c. 8
d. 256

37. How much carbon is being added to the atmosphere by burning of fossil fuels?
a. 4-6 Billion tons
b. 2-6 billion tons
c. 9-12 billion tons
d. 6-9 billion tons

38. In which part of India, the tropical Western Ghats are situated?
a. Gujarat
b. Punjab
c. Kerala
d. Rajasthan

39. The University Grants Commission has a scheme for “Human Rights and Values in Education”. Under this scheme, which statement is incorrect among the following for ‘Human Rights and Duties Education’ component?
a. To develop interaction between society and educational institutions.
b. To encourage research activities.
c. To establish value and wellness centers in schools.
d. To sensitize the citizens so that the norms and values of human rights are
realized.

40. Natural vegetation of an area needs to be preserved for the future,
mainly for the purpose of:
a. Providing habitat for birds
b. Providing material for breeding new species
c. Study by scientists
d. Preventing soil erosion

41. A source of renewable power which can be developed with minimum cost is:
a. Geothermal energy
b. Biomass power
c. Windmills
d. Tidal power

42. ________denotes an error in a computer program.
a. Spam
b. Bit
c. Bug
d. Virus

43. In which year Education Commission under the Chairmanship of Dr. D.S. Kothari was set up?
a. 1964
b. 1960
c. 1952
d. 1955

44. Which of the following are audio file formats?
(a) .wav (b) .aac (c) .wmv (d) .flv
Code:
1. (a) and (d)
2. (b) and (c)
3. (a) and (b)
4. (c) and (d)

45. The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) was established in which year?
a. 2005
b. 2000
c. 1998
d. 2007

46. Which of the following was launched in 2013 with the purpose to provide strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions?
a. Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
b. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
d. All India Council for Technical Education

47. The University Grants Commission (UGC) was formally inaugurated on 28 December 1953 by whom among the following?
c. Sh. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
d. Mrs. Indira Gandhi

48. A small text file stored on user’s computer by some websites in order to recognize and keep track of user’s preferences is called:
a. Log
b. History
c. Report

49. The output quality of a printer is measured by:
a. Dots per cm
b. Digits per inch
c. Dots per mm
d. Dots per inch

50. The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high compared to coastal areas. What is/are the reason(s)?
a. Thermal difference between land and water.
b. Variations in altitude between continents and oceans.
c. Presence of strong winds in the interior.
d. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to the coastal region.
Code:
1. (a) and (b) only
2. (b) and (c) only
3. (a) only
4. (a), (b), (c) and (d)