UGC NET November 2017 Paper-I Set-B Previous Year Paper with Answers

UGC NET November 2017 Paper-I Set-B Previous Year Paper with Answers

For cracking NTA UGC NET December 2019 Exam, candidates must practice the previous year papers of the different subjects for which they are applying this year. It will help them in improving their speed of attempting maximum questions in minimum time with accuracy. So, in this article we have shared the UGC NET November 2017 Paper I (Set-B) Previous Year Paper alongwith their answers. Let's first look at the Exam Pattern of Paper-I NTA UGC NET 2019 Exam:

 NTA UGC NET Dec 2019 Paper-I Exam Pattern Part Sections Questions Marks I Teaching Aptitude 5 10 II Research Aptitude 5 10 III Reading Comprehension 5 10 IV Communication 5 10 V Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10 VI Logical Reasoning 5 10 VII Data Interpretation 5 10 VIII Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10 IX People & Environment 5 10 X Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10 Total 50 100

 UGC NET November 2017 Paper I (Set-B) Previous Year Paper with Answers

Answer the questions 1 to 5 based on the data given in the table below.

Table: Number of registered vehicles in India and India’s population.

 Year Total vehicles (Lakhs) Two wheelers (Lakhs) Cars, Jeeps, Taxis (Lakhs) Buses (Lakhs) Goods vehicles (Lakhs) Others (Lakhs) Population (India) (Millions) 1961 6.65 0.88 3.1 0.57 1.68 0.42 439.23 1971 18.65 5.76 6.82 0.94 3.43 1.70 548.15 1981 53.19 26.18 11.60 1.62 5.54 8.97 683.32 1991 213.74 142.00 29.54 3.31 13.56 25.33 846.42 2001 549.91 385.56 70.58 6.34 29.48 57.95 1028.73 2011 1417.58 1018.65 191.23 16.04 70.64 121.02 1210.19

1. What was the per capita ownership of two wheelers in India in the year 2011?

(1) ~ 0.0084%

(2) ~ 0.84%

(3) ~ 0.068%

(4) ~ 0.084%

2. What was the average decadal growth in the number of cars during 1961 - 2011?

(1) ~ 68%

(2) ~ 217%

(3) ~ 157%

(4) ~ 131%

3. In the year 2001, out of total number of vehicles, the number of passenger vehicles (4 wheelers) accounted for:

(1) ~ 24%

(2) ~ 31%

(3) ~ 43%

(4) ~ 14%

4. The maximum decadal growth in population of India is registered in the period:

(1) 1991 - 2001

(2) 2001 - 2011

(3) 1981 - 1991

(4) 1961 - 1971

5. In which year the decadal growth (%) in number of cars surpassed that of the two wheelers?

(1) 2001

(2) 1981

(3) 2011

(4) 1991

6. The next term in the series ABD, DGK, HMS, MTB, .......... is:

(1) SBL

(2) PSK

(3) RUH

(4) NSA

7. Given below are four statements. Among them two are related in such a way that they can both be true but they cannot both be false. Select the code that indicates those two statements:

Statements:

(a) Honest people never suffer.

(b) Almost all honest people do suffer.

(c) Honest people hardly suffer.

(d) Each and every honest person suffers.

Code:

(1) (a) and (c)

(2) (a) and (d)

(3) (b) and (c)

(4) (a) and (b)

8. In a classroom, the probability of message reception can be enhanced by:

(1) Exposing the ignorance of students

(3) Using high decibel audio tools

(4) Establishing a viewpoint

9. It is Truism to say that no one was there when life first appeared on earth. Any assertion about life’s origin, thus, should be treated as a theory.

The above two statements constitute:

(1) A narrative

(2) An argument

(3) A conjecture

(4) A historical explanation

10. The spatial audio reproduction in a classroom can reduce the students’:

(1) Respect for the teacher

(2) Motivation for excellence

(3) Interest in technology - orientation

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11. A deductive argument is invalid if:

(1) Its premises and conclusion are all false.

(2) Its premises are all false but its conclusion is true.

(3) Its premises are all true but its conclusion is false.

(4) Its premises and conclusion are all true.

12. A good communicator begins his/her presentation with a:

(1) Non-sequitur

(2) Repetitive phrase

(3) Ice-breaker

(4) Complex question

13. In certain code, “COVALENT” is coded as BWPDUOFM. The code of “ELEPHANT” will be:

(2) QFMFUOBI

(3) EPHNTEAS

(4) MFUIQRTW

14. In the series 1, 6, 15, 28, 45, ............ the next term will be:

(1) 76

(2) 56

(3) 84

(4) 66

15. Ajay is a friend of Rakesh. Pointing to an old man Ajay asked Rakesh who is he ? Rakesh said “His son is my son’s uncle”. The old man is related to Rakesh as:

(1) Father-in-law

(2) Father

(3) Uncle

(4) Grandfather

16. The interaction between a teacher and students creates a zone of proximal:

(1) Confusion

(2) Development

(3) Distortion

(4) Difference

17. Given below are two premises (a and b). From those two premises four conclusions (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are drawn. Select the code that states the conclusion/conclusions drawn validly (taking the premises singularly or jointly).

Premises:

(a) All bats are mammals.

(b) No birds are bats.

Conclusions:

(i) No birds are mammals.

(ii) Some birds are not mammals.

(iii) No bats are birds.

(iv) All mammals are bats.

Code:

(1) (i) and (ii) only

(2) (iii) only

(3) (iii) and (iv) only

(4) (i) only

18. A postman walked 20 m straight from his office, turned right and walked 10 m. After turning left he walked 10 m and after turning right walked 20 m. He again turned right and walked 70 m. How far he is from his office?

(1) 40 m.

(2) 60 m.

(3) 20 m.

(4) 50 m.

19. Just as melting ice - cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow, melting sea - ice does not increase oceanic volume.

What type of argument is it?

(1) Hypothetical

(2) Psychological

(3) Statistical

(4) Analogical

20. The classroom communication should essentially be:

(1) Empathetic

(2) Abstract

(3) Non-descriptive

(4) Contrived

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21. Which of the following set of statements best represents the nature and objective of teaching and learning?

(a) Teaching is like selling and learning is like buying.

(b) Teaching is a social act while learning is a personal act.

(c) Teaching implies learning whereas learning does not imply teaching.

(d) Teaching is a kind of delivery of knowledge while learning is like receiving it.

(e) Teaching is an interaction and is triadic in nature whereas learning is an active engagement in a subject domain.

Code:

(1) (b), (c) and (e)

(2) (a), (b) and (c)

(3) (a), (b) and (d)

(4) (a), (d) and (e)

22. From the list given below identify the learner characteristics which would facilitate teaching learning system to become effective. Choose the correct code to indicate your answer.

(a) Prior experience of learner

(b) Learner’s family lineage

(c) Aptitude of the learner

(d) Learner’s stage of development

(e) Learner’s food habits and hobbies

(f) Learner’s religious affiliation

Code:

(1) (d), (e) and (f)

(2) (a), (d) and (e)

(3) (b), (c) and (f)

(4) (a), (c) and (d)

23. In finalizing a thesis writing format which of the following would form part of supplementary pages?

(2) Conclusions of the study

(3) Bibliography and Appendices

(4) List of tables and figures

24. Which one of the following is a key behaviour in effective teaching?

(1) Structuring

(2) Instructional variety

(3) Questioning

(4) Using student ideas and contribution

25. Which of the following research types focuses on ameliorating the prevailing situations?

(1) Applied Research

(2) Action Research

(3) Experimental Research

(4) Fundamental Research

26. A researcher attempts to evaluate the effect of method of feeding on anxiety - proneness of children. Which method of research would be appropriate for this?

(1) Experimental method

(2) Ex-post-facto method

(3) Survey method

(4) Case study method

27. Which of the following is susceptible to the issue of research ethics?

(1) Faulty research design

(2) Choice of sampling techniques

(3) Reporting of research findings

(4) Inaccurate application of statistical techniques

28. On the basis of summative tests, a teacher is interpreting his/her students, performance in terms of their wellness life style evident in behaviour. This will be called:

(1) Continuous and comprehensive evaluation

(2) Norm - referenced testing

(3) Criterion - referenced testing

(4) Formative testing

29. In which of the following arrangements a wider spectrum of ideas and issues may be made possible?

(1) Workshop mode

(2) Conference

(3) Symposium

(4) Research Article

30. Assertion (A): All teaching implies learning.

Reason (R): Learning to be useful must be derived from teaching.

Choose the correct answer from the following:

(1) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(2) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(3) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

(4) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

31. Occurrence of natural hazards is affected by:

(a) Land use changes

(b) Drainage and construction

(c) Ozone depletion

(d) Climate change

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) (a), (b) and (c)

(2) (a), (b) and (d)

(3) (b), (c) and (d)

(4) (a), (c) and (d)

32. What is the name for a webpage address?

(1) Directory

(2) Protocol

(3) URL

(4) Domain

33. Which of the following universities has received the Visitor’s Award for the best Central University in India in Feb. 2017?

(1) Banaras Hindu University

(2) Tezpur University

(4) Jawaharlal Nehru University

34. Which of the following has been ranked the best college in the country (2017) as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)?

(1) St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

(2) Fergusson College, Pune

(3) Maharaja’s College, Mysore

(4) Miranda House, Delhi

35. Which of the following are the goals of higher education in India?

(a) Access

(b) Equity

(c) Quality and Excellence

(d) Relevance

(e) Value based education

(f) Compulsory and free education

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) (a), (b), (e) and (f)

(2) (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e)

(3) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f)

(4) (a), (b) and (e) only

36. Among the following fuels of energy, which is the most environment friendly?

(1) Biogas

(2) CNG

(3) Hydrogen

(4) Ethanol

37. Which of the following pollutant gases is not produced both naturally and as a result of industrial activity?

(1) Nitrous oxide

(2) Methane

(3) Carbon dioxide

(4) Chlorofluoro carbons

38. Which of the following come(s) within the ambit of the term ‘corruption’?

(a) Misuse of official position

(b) Deviation from rules, laws and norms

(c) Non-action when action is required

(d) Harm to public good

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) (a) and (b) only

(2) (a), (b) and (d)

(3) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

(4) (a) only

39. Who among the following can be removed by the President without Parliament’s resolution?

(1) Governor of a State

(2) Chief Election Commissioner

(3) Comptroller and Auditor - General

(4) Judge of a High Court

40. Assertion (A): In urban areas, smog episodes occur frequently in winters.

Reason (R): In winters, a lot of biomass is burnt by people for heating purposes or to keep themselves warm.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(2) (A) is true and (R) is false

(3) Both (A) and (R) are false

(4) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

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41. Which of the following represents billion characters?

(1) Megabytes

(2) Kilobytes

(3) Gigabytes

(4) Terabytes

42. Which of the following pollutants is the major cause of respiratory diseases?

(1) Nitrogen oxides

(2) Carbon monoxide

(3) Volatile organic compounds

(4) Suspended fine particles

43. Which of the following domains is used for - profit businesses?

(1) .net

(2) .edu

(3) .com

(4) .org

44. The data storage hierarchy consists of:

(1) Bits, bytes, fields, records, files and databases

(2) Bits, bytes, records, fields, files and databases

(3) Bits, bytes, fields, files, records and databases

(4) Bytes, bits, fields, records, files and databases

45. What is the full form of USB as used in computer related activities?

(1) Universal Security Block

(2) Universal Serial Bus

(3) United Serial Bus

(4) Ultra Security Block

Read the passage carefully and answer question numbers from 46 to 50.

46. To address the challenge of climate change, developing countries urgently require:

(1) Implementation of national adaptation policy at their level

(4) Imposition of climate change tax

47. Given below are the factors of vulnerability of poor people to climate change. Select the code that contains the correct answer.

(a) Their dependence on natural resources

(b) Geographical attributes

(c) Lack of financial resources

Code:

(1) (b), (c) and (d)

(2) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

(3) (c) only

(4) (a), (b) and (c)

48. Adaptation as a process enables societies to cope with:

(a) An uncertain future

(c) Negative impact of climate change

(d) Positive impact of climate change

Select the most appropriate answer from the following code:

(1) (a) and (c)

(2) (b), (c) and (d)

(3) (c) only

(4) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

49. The main focus of the passage is on:

(1) Co-ordination between regional and national efforts

(3) Social dimensions of climate change

(4) Combining traditional knowledge with appropriate technology

50. The traditional knowledge should be used through:

(1) Improvement in national circumstances

(2) Synergy between government and local interventions

(3) Modern technology

(4) Its dissemination