Solved UGC NET Paper 1 December 2019

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1. Which of the following will help overcome communication barriers?
(1) Focused listening
(2) Neglecting semantic noise
(3) Top-down command structure
(4) Use of clichéd idioms

2. A circle has the same area as that of a square of diagonal of length 11.0 cm. What is the diameter of the circle?
(1) 8.7 cm
(2) 17.4 cm
(3) 7.8 cm
(4) 15.6 cm

3. Effective educational communication is
(1) Non-reciprocal
(2) Repetitive
(3) Continuous
(4) Coercive

4. A shopkeeper sells a refrigerators for Rs. 22,000.00 and makes a profit of 10%. If he desires to make a profit of 18%, what should be his selling price?
(1) Rs. 23, 600
(2) Rs. 39,600
(3) Rs. 36,000
(4) Rs. 24600

5. Determine the term ‘X’ in the following series
2, 9, 20, 35, 54, 77, ‘X’
(1) 104
(2) 102
(3) 89
(4) 110

6. A student obtains overall 78% marks in his examination consisting of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and General English. Marks obtained in each subject and the maximum marks are indicated in the following table:

Physics Chemistry Mathematics Computer
Science
General
English
Subject 200 Max Marks 100 Max Marks 200 Max Marks 200 Max Marks 100 Max Marks
Marks
Obtained
155 80 165 140 X

The marks (X) obtained by the student in General English would be
(1) 68
(2) 74
(3) 84
(4) 90

7. Successful educational communication is dependent upon the skills of
(a) Understanding the negative characteristics of the audience
(b) Verbal communication and body language
(c) Estimating time for audience impact
(d) Analyzing the audience needs
Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a) and (b) only
(2) (b) and (c) only
(3) (c) and (d) only
(4) (b) and (d) only

8. A college teacher presents a research paper in a seminar. The research paper cites references which are pretty old. This situation will be described as the case of
(1) Technical lapse
(2) Ethical lapse
(3) Academic ignorance
(4) Inability of updating research source

9. Consider the following with reference to the Indian School of Logic
(a) It is related to form of the argument only
(b) It is related to the content of the argument only
(c) It is related to perceptual knowledge alone
(d) It is related to presenting analogies alone
Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) Both (a) and (b)
(4) Both (c) and (d)

10. The converse of “All cats are mammals” is
(1) Some mammals are not cats
(2) No mammals are cats
(3) Some mammals are cats
(4) All mammals are cats

11. At the stage of data analysis, in which quantitative techniques have been used by a researcher, the evidence warrants the rejection of Null Hypothesis (H0). Which of the following decisions of the researcher will be deemed appropriate?
(1) Rejecting the (H0) and also the substantive research hypothesis
(2) Rejecting the (H0) and accepting the substantive research hypothesis
(3) Rejecting the (H0) without taking any decision on the substantive research hypothesis
(4) Accepting the (H0) and rejecting the substantive research hypothesis

12. Which of the following is not a necessary step when you present an argument based on inference before the others according to the Classical Indian School of Logic?
(1) Nigamana
(2) Upamana
(3) Upanaya
(4) Udaharana

13. Which of the following theories can be applied to classroom communication?
(1) Theory of Social Constructivism
(2) Audience Marginalization Theory
(3) Ritualistic Theory
(4) Theory of Hegemony

14. Which of the following factors have been labelled as ‘social competence’ in influencing learning?
(a) Socio-economic status
(b) Motivation
(c) Intelligence – general and specific
(d) Emotional well-being
(e) Inability to translate thoughts into action
Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a), (b) and (c) only
(2) (b), (c) and (d) only
(3) (a), (b) and (d) only
(4) (c), (d) and (e) only

15. The main purpose of using ICT for classroom teaching is to
(1) Make the classroom instructions interesting
(2) Divert students’ attention in the class
(3) Keep students engaged in the class
(4) Optimize learning outcomes of teaching

16. Which of the following will be considered key teaching behaviour belonging to the category of effectiveness?
(a) Making ideas clear to learners who may be at different level of understanding
(b) Showing enthusiasm and animation through variation in eye contact, voice and gestures
(c) Using student ideas by acknowledging and summarizing
(d) Probing through general questions and shifting a discussion to some higher thought level
(e) Using meaningful verbal praise to get and keep students actively participating in the learning process
Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a), (b) and (c) only
(2) (a), (b) and (e) only
(3) (b,), (c) and (d) only
(4) (c), (d) and (e) only

17. In the statement “No dogs are reptiles”, which terms are distributed?
(1) Only subject term (2) Only predicate term
(3) Both subject and predicate terms (4) Neither subject nor predicate term

18. “Mr X lives in a slum and is unemployed. Therefore, Mr X deserves to be a minister.” Which kind of fallacy is committed in this argument?
(1) Fallacy of Composition
(2) Ad misericordium
(3) Fallacy of Division
(4) Fallacy of Accident

19. If data has been recorded using technical media, which among the following is a necessary step on the way to its interpretation?
(1) Transcription
(2) Structural Equation Modelling
(3) Sequential Analysis
(4) Sampling

20. The two cities P and Q are 360 km apart from each other. A car goes from P to Q with a speed of 40 km/hr and returns to P with a speed of 60 km/hr. What is the average speed of the car?
(1) 45 km/hr
(2) 48 km/hr
(3) 50 km/hr
(4) 55 km/hr

21. Identify the sequence which correctly indicates the order for ensuring teaching-learning activities in a constructivist approach
(1) Explore, Explain, Engage, Extend and Evaluate
(2) Evaluate, Extend, Engage, Explain and Explore
(3) Explain, Engage, Explore, Evaluate and Extend
(4) Engage, Explore, Explain, Evaluate and Extend

22. In an intervention based action research process, which of the following is the usually recommended sequence?
(1) Plan, Act, Observe and Reflect
(2) Observe, Plan, Act and Reflect
(3) Reflect. Plan, Act and Observe
(4) Observe, Act, Reflect and Plan

23. Match Set I with Set II

Set I Set II
(Research Tools) (Measurement Scale)
(a) Questionnaire and Interview (i) Ratio scale of measurement
(b) Intelligence and Aptitude Tests (ii) Ordinal Scale of measurement
(c) Attitude and Value Tests (iii) Interval Scale of measurement
(d) Speed and Frequency Tests (iv) Nominal Scale of measurement

Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a) – (i); (b) – (ii); (c) – (iii); (d) – (iv)
(2) (a) – (iii); (b) – (i); (c) – (iv); (d) – (ii)
(3) (a) – (iv); (b) – (iii); (c) – (ii); (d) – (i)
(4) (a) – (ii); (b) – (iii); (c) – (i); (d) – (iv)

24. The compositional skills and creativity in presentation of students can be most effectively evaluated by which of the following tests?
(1) Objective type tests
(2) Essay type tests
(3) Short answer tests
(4) Projective type tests

25. Given below are two statements, one is labelled Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A) : Pedagogy and social interaction are two major result-oriented activities of a teacher
Reason (R) : Communication has a limited role in both these activities
In the light of the above two statements, choose the correct option from those given below
(1) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(2) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is NOT the correct explanation of (A)
(3) (A) is true but (R) is false
(4) (A) is false but (R) is true

Based on the data in the table, answer the questions that follow (26 to 30)

The table shows the percentage (%) profit earned by the Company A income of Company B and expenditure of Company B during the years, 2013 – 18 as well as formula to compute percentage (%) profit.

Year wise Financial Details (in Rs. Lakhs)

Year % Profit of A Income of B
(in Rs Lakhs)
Expenditure of B
(in Rs Lakhs)
2013 40% 48.6 36
2014 25% 35 25
2015 60% 62.4 48
2016 40% 77 44
2017 10% 80 50
2018 20% 72 45

where Profit (%) = (Income–Expenditure)/(Expenditure) × 100

26. If the income of the Company A in the year 2014 happened to be Rs 32.5 Lakhs, then what was the sum of the net profit (in Rs Lakhs) of Company A and Company B in 2014?
(1) Rs 128 Lakhs
(2) Rs 13.2 Lakhs
(3) Rs 15 Lakhs
(4) Rs 16.5 Lakhs

27. If the income of Company A in the year 2018 was Rs 90 Lakhs, then the net profit (in Rs Lakhs) of Company B in 2018 is what percent more than the net profit (in Rs Lakhs) of Company A?
(1) 30%
(2) 60%
(3) 75%
(4) 80%

28. The percent profit of Company B was maximum in the year ?
(1) 2014
(2) 2015
(3) 2016
(4) 2017

29. What is the difference between percent (%) profit of Company A and Company B in the year 2013 ?
(1) 5%
(2) 7%
(3) 12%
(4) 15%

30. If the expenditure of Company A in year 2017 was Rs 45 Lakhs, then the net profit (in Rs Lakhs) of Company A is what percent of net profit (in Rs Lakhs) of Company B in the same year?
(1) 15%
(2) 25%
(3) 40%
(4) 75%

31. Select the option that contains exclusively the text file formats
(1) JPEG, MP3, RTF
(2) CSV, RTF, TXT
(3) GIF, JPEG, MP3
(4) CSV, MP3, PDF

32. Identify the correct group of diseases caused by polluted water
(1) Cholera, Acute Diarrhoea, Typhoid and Polio
(2) Cholera, Typhoid, Enteritis and Tuberculosis
(3) Typhoid, Enteritis and Tuberculosis
(4) Cholera, Acute Diarrhoea, Typhoid and Tuberculosis

33. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(a) A Local Area Network (LAN) is usually located on one brand of computer
(b) The acronym ‘ISP’ stands for Internet Standard Provider Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) Both (a) and (b)
(4) Neither (a) nor (b)

34. Suppose the concentration of Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas responsible for climate change, is 400 ppm. What is its concentration in air in percentage terms?
(1) 0.04%
(2) 0.4%
(3) 0.004%
(4) 4.0%

35. The National Skills Qualifications Framework is based on which of the following?
(1) Competency
(2) Technology
(3) Economic development
(4) Evaluation

36. Given below are two statements, one is labelled Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A): The clock speed of CPUs has not increased significantly in recent years Reason (R): Software now being used is faster and therefore processors do not have to be faster In the light of the above two statements, choose the correct option from those given below
(1) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(2) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is NOT the correct explanation of (A)
(3) (A) is true but (R) is false
(4) (A) is false but (R) is true

37. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(a) The clock speed of a CPU is measured in hertz (Hz)
(b) Bluetooth technology consumes more power than Wi-Fi technology.
Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) Both (a) and (b)
(4) Neither (a) nor (b)

38. As per provisions of Paris Agreement, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (lNDCs) are to be reviewed every
(1) 15 years
(2) 10 years
(3) 5 years
(4) 3 years

39. Which among the following is the statutory function of the UGC?
(1) To appoint teaching faculty in universities
(2) To control the conduct of examination in universities
(3) To determine and maintain the standards of teaching and research in universities
(4) To develop curriculum for university courses

40. Match List I with List II

List I List II
(Software) (Description)
(a) Web browser (i) Prepare written documents
(b) Word processor (ii) Create and edit web pages
(c) Spreadsheed (iii) Connect to websites and display web pages
(d) Web authoring (iv) Analyze and summarize numerical data

Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a) – (ii); (b) – (iv); (c) – (i); (d) – (iii)
(2) (a) –  (iii); (b) –  (i); (c)  – (iv); (d)  –  (ii)
(3) (a) –  (iii); (b) –  (i); (c)  – (ii); (d)  –  (iv)
(4) (a) –  (ii); (b) –  (i); (c)  – (iv); (d)  –  (iii)

Hazardous solid waste from Industrial urban sources. Which sequence of the following salvage sequences is of increasing desirability in sequence?
(1) Disorganized Dumping < Landfill < Incineration < Reuse
(2) Compost Composting < Landfill < Reuse < Incineration
(3) Landfill < Compost Manure < Reuse < Incineration
(4) Incineration < Compost Composting < Reuse < Landfill 42. Who among the following scholars carried back scriptures from Nalanda University and wrote about architecture and learning of this university? (1) Kim Huang (Korea) (2) Jin Tan Vang (Korea) (3) Xuan Zang (China) (4) Junha Meng (China) 43. Identify the correct sequence of biomass fuels in terms of their energy content per unit mass (1) Dung (Dry) > Coconut Shells > Unsorted Domestic Refuse
(2) Unsorted Domestic Refuse > Coconut Shells > Dung (Dry)
(3) Wood (Dry) > Coconut Shells > Unsorted Domestic Refuse
(4) Coconut Shells > Dung (Dry) > Unsorted Domestic Refuse

44. Which among the following is a Massive Open Online Course platform created by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India?
(1) PRATHAM
(2) SWAYAM
(3) FUTURELEARN
(4) OPEN LEARN

45. Which among the following recommended the establishment of State Council for Higher Education in each state?
(1) Report of the Estimates Committee (1965 – 66)
(2) Review Committee on UGC (1977), Ministry of Education
(3) National Policy on Education (1986)
(4) Report of the UGC Committee (1990)

Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow (46 to 50)
The motives for direct investments abroad are generally the same as earning higher returns, possibly resulting from higher growth rates abroad, more favorable tax treatment or greater availability of infrastructure and diversifing risks. Indeed, it has been found that firms with a strong international orientation, either through exports or through foreign production and/or sales facilities, are more profitable, and have a much smaller variability in profits than purely domestic firms. Although these reasons are sufficient to explain international investments they leave one basic question unanswered with regard to direct foreign investments. That is, they cannot explain why the residents of a nation do not borrow from other nations and themselves make real investments in their own nation rather than accept direct investments from abroad. After all, the residents of a nation can be expected to be more familiar with local conditions, and thus to be at a competitive advantage with respect to foreign investors. There are several explanations for this. The most important is that many large corporations, usually in monopolistic and oligopolistic markets, often have some unique production knowledge or managerial skill that could easily and profitably be utilized abroad and over which the corporation wants to retain direct control. In such a situation, the firm will make direct investments abroad. This involves horizontal integration or the production abroad of a differentiated product that is also produced at home. This helps serve the foreign market better by adapting to local conditions than through exports.
46. The passage focuses on the aspects mainly related to
(1) Indirect control over investments
(2) International orientation of investment
(3) Sales facilities
(4) Risks involved in integration of production

47. The possible reasons for direct foreign investment can be
(a) Higher returns
(b) getter tax regimes
(c) Availability of infrastructure
(d) Risk mitigation
(e) Financial support from local investors
Choose the correct answer from the options given below
(1) (a), (d) and (e) only
(2) (b), (c) and d) only
(3) (a), (b) and (c) only
(4) (d), (e) and f) only

48. Purely domestic firms are affected by
(1) Law interest rates
(2) Small variability of profits
(3) Larger variability of profits
(4) Export controls

49. What advantage do large corporations have in oligopolistic markets?
(1) Direct control over profitability
(2) Large production of undifferentiated products
(3) Localization of managerial skills
(4) Eliminating barriers to higher profits

50. In the case of direct foreign investments, what factor remains unaddressed?
(1) Acceptance of foreign investment
(2) Non-acceptance of foreign investment
(3) Absence of competitive edge
(4) Role of monopolistic corporations

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