UGC NET Solved Paper I Dec 2010
1. Which of the following variables cannot be expressed in quantitative terms ?
(A) Socio-economic Status (B) Marital Status (C) Numerical Aptitude (D) Professional Attitude
2. A doctor studies the relative effectiveness of two drugs of dengue fever. His research would be classified as
(A) Descriptive Survey (B)Experimental Research (C) Case Study (D) Ethnography
3. The term ‘phenomenology’ is associated with the process of
(A) Qualitative Research (B) Analysis of Variance (C) Correlational Study (D) Probability Sampling
4. The ‘Sociogram’ technique is used to study
(A) Vocational Interest (B) Professional Competence (C) Human Relations (D) Achievement Motivation
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions from 5 to 10 :
It should be remembered that the nationalist movement in India, like all nationalist movements, was essentially a bourgeois movement. It represented the natural historical stage of development, and to consider it or to criticise it as a working-class movement is wrong. Gandhi represented that movement and the Indian masses in relation to that movement to a supreme degree, and he became the voice of Indian people to that extent. The main contribution of Gandhi to India and the Indian masses has been through the powerful movements which he launched through the National Congress. Through nation-wide action he sought to mould the millions, and largely succeeded in doing so, and changing them from a demoralised, timid and hopeless mass, bullied and crushed by every dominant interest, and incapable of resistance, into a people with self-respect and self-reliance, resisting tyranny, and capable of united action and sacrifice for a larger cause. Gandhi made people think of political and economic issues and every village and every bazaar hummed with argument and debate on the new ideas and hopes that filled the people. That was an amazing psychological change. The time was ripe for it, of course, and circumstances and world conditions worked for this change. But a great leader is necessary to take advantage of circumstances and conditions. Gandhi was that leader, and he released many of the bonds that imprisoned and disabled our minds, and none of us who experienced it can ever forget that great feeling of release and exhilaration that came over the Indian people. Gandhi has played a revolutionary role in India of the greatest importance because he knew how to make the most of the objective conditions and could reach the heart of the masses, while groups with a more advanced ideology functioned largely in the air because they did not fit in with those conditions and could therefore not evoke any substantial response from the masses. It is perfectly true that Gandhi, functioning in the nationalist plane, does not think in terms of the conflict of classes, and tries to compose their differences. But the action he has indulged and taught the people has inevitably raised mass consciousness tremendously and made social issues vital. Gandhi and the Congress must be judged by the policies they pursue and the action they indulge in. But behind this, personality counts and colours those policies and activities. In the case of very exceptional person like Gandhi the question of personality becomes especially important in order to understand and appraise him. To us he has represented the spirit and honour of India, the yearning of her sorrowing millions to be rid of their innumerable burdens, and an insult to him by the British Government or other has been an insult to India and her people.
5. Which one of the following is true of the given passage ?
(A) The passage is a critique of Gandhi’s role in Indian movement for independence.
(B) The passage hails the role of Gandhi in India’s freedom movement.
(C) The author is neutral on Gandhi’s role in India’s freedom movement.
(D) It is an account of Indian National Congress’s support to the working-class movement.
6. The change that the Gandhian movement brought among the Indian masses was
(A) Physical (B) Cultural (C) Technological (D) Psychological
7. To consider the nationalist movement or to criticise it as a working-class movement was wrong because it was a
(A) historical movement
(B) voice of the Indian people
(C) bourgeois movement
(D) movement represented by Gandhi
8. Gandhi played a revolutionary role in India because he could
(A) preach morality
(B) reach the heart of Indians
(C) see the conflict of classes
(D) lead the Indian National Congress
9. Groups with advanced ideology functioned in the air as they did not fit in with
(A) objective conditions of masses
(B) the Gandhian ideology
(C) the class consciousness of the people
(D) the differences among masses
10. The author concludes the passage by
(A) criticising the Indian masses
(B) the Gandhian movement
(C) pointing out the importance of the personality of Gandhi
(D) identifying the sorrows of millions of Indians
11. Media that exist in an interconnected series of communication – points are referred to as
(A) Networked media (B) Connective media (C) Nodal media (D) Multimedia
12. The information function of mass communication is described as
(A) diffusion (B) publicity (C) surveillance (D) diversion
13. An example of asynchronous medium is
(A) Radio (B) Television (C) Film (D) Newspaper
14. In communication, connotative words are
(A) explicit (B) abstract (C) simple (D) cultural
15. A message beneath a message is labelled as
(A) embedded text (B) internal text (C) inter-text (D) sub-text
16. In analog mass communication, stories are
(A) static (B) dynamic (C) interactive (D) exploratory
17. Determine the relationship between the pair of words ALWAYS :NEVER and then select from the
following pair of words which have a similar relationship :
(A) often : rarely (B) frequently : occasionally (C) constantly : frequently (D) intermittently : casually
18. Find the wrong number in the sequence : 52, 51, 48, 43, 34, 27, 16
(A) 27 (B) 34 (C) 43 (D) 48
19. In a certain code, PAN is written as 31 and PAR as 35, then PAT is written in the same code as
(A) 30 (B) 37 (C) 39 (D) 41
20. The letters in the first set have certain relationship. On the basis of this relationship, make the right
choice for the second set : AF : IK : : LQ : ?
(A) MO (B) NP (C) OR (D) TV
21. If 5472 = 9, 6342 = 6, 7584 = 6, what is 9236 ?
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5
22. In an examination, 35% of the total students failed in Hindi, 45% failed in English and 20% in both. The
percentage of those who passed in both subjects is
(A) 10 (B) 20 (C) 30 (D) 40
23. Two statements I and II given below are followed by two conclusions (a) and (b).
Supposing the statements are true, which of the following conclusions can logically follow ?
I. Some flowers are red.
II. Some flowers are blue.
(a) Some flowers are neither red nor blue.
(b) Some flowers are both red and blue.
(A) Only (a) follows.
(B) Only (b) follows.
(C) Both (a) and (b) follow.
(D) Neither (a) nor (b) follows.
24. If the statement ‘all students are intelligent’ is true, which of the following statements are false ?
(i) No students are intelligent.
(ii) Some students are intelligent.
(iii) Some students are not intelligent.
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (i) and (iii)
(C) (ii) and (iii)
(D) (i) only
25. A reasoning where we start with certain particular statements and conclude with a universal statement is called
(A) Deductive Reasoning
(B) Inductive Reasoning
(C) Abnormal Reasoning
(D) Transcendental Reasoning
26. What is the smallest number of ducks that could swim in this formation – two ducks in front of a
duck, two ducks behind a duck and a duck between two ducks ?
(A) 5 (B) 7 (C) 4 (D) 3
27. Mr. A, Miss B, Mr. C and Miss D are sitting around a table and discussing their trades.
(i) Mr. A sits opposite to the cook.
(ii) Miss B sits right to the barber
(iii) The washerman sits right to the barber
(iv) Miss D sits opposite to Mr. C
What are the trades of A and B ?
(A) Tailor and barber (B) Barber and cook (C) Tailor and cook (D) Tailor and washerman
28. Which one of the following methods serve to measure correlation between two variables ?
(A) Scatter Diagram (B) Frequency Distribution (C) Two-way table (D) Coefficient of Rank Correlation
29. Which one of the following is not an Internet Service Provider (ISP) ?
(A) MTNL (B) BSNL (C) ERNET India (D) Infotech India Ltd.
30. The hexadecimal number system consists of the symbols
(A) 0 – 7 (B) 0 – 9 , A – F (C) 0 – 7, A – F (D) None of these