NTA UGC JRF NET previous year question paper and Key Exam held on June 2009
Q1. Good evaluation of written material should not be based
(A) Linguistic expression
(B) Logical presentation
(C) Ability to reproduce whatever is read
(D) Comprehension of subject
Q2. Why do teachers use teaching aid?
(A) To make teaching fun-filled
(B) To teach within understanding level of students
(C) For students’ attention
(D) To make students attentive
Q3. Attitudes, concepts, skills and knowledge are products of:
(A) Learning (B) Research
(C) Heredity (D) Explanation
Q4. Which among the following gives more freedom to the
learner to interact?
(A) Use of film
(B) Small group discussion
(C) Lectures by experts
(D) Viewing country-wide classroom programme on TV
Q5. Which of the following is not a product of learning?
(A) Attitudes (B) Concepts
(C) Knowledge (D) Maturation
Q6. How can the objectivity of the research be enhanced?
(A) Through its impartiality (B) Through its reliability
(C) Through its validity (D) All of these
Q7. Action-research is:
(A) An applied research
(B) A research carried out to solve immediate problems
(C) A longitudinal research
(D) All the above
Q8. The basis on which assumptions are formulated:
(A) Cultural background of the country
(C) Specific characteristics of the castes
(D) All of these
Q9. Which of the following is classified in the category of the
(A) Philosophical research (B) Action research
(C) Descriptive research (D) All the above
Q10. We use Factorial Analysis:
(A) To know the relationship between two variables
(B) To test the Hypothesis
(C) To know the difference between two variables
(D) To know the difference among the many variables
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15 :
While the British rule in India was detrimental to the economic development of
the country, it did help in starting of the process of modernizing Indian society
and formed several progressive institutions during that process. One of the
most beneficial institutions, which were initiated by the British, was
democracy. Nobody can dispute that despite its many shortcomings, democracy
was and is far better alternative to the arbitrary rule of the rajas and nawabs,
which prevailed in India in the pre-British days.
However, one of the harmful traditions of British democracy inherited by India
was that of conflict instead of cooperation between elected members. This was
its essential feature. The party, which got the support of the majority of elected
members, formed the Government while the others constituted a standing
opposition. The existence of the opposition to those in power was and is
regarded as a hallmark of democracy.
In principle, democracy consists of rule by the people; but where direct rule is
not possible, it’s rule by persons elected by the people. It is natural that there
would be some differences of opinion among the elected members as in the
rest of the society.
Normally, members of any organizations have differences of opinion between
themselves on different issues but they manage to work on the basis of a
consensus and they do not normally form a division between some who are in
majority and are placed in power, while treating the others as in opposition.
The members of an organization usually work on consensus. Consensus simply
means that after an adequate discussion, members agree that the majority
opinion may prevail for the time being. Thus persons who form a majority on
one issue and whose opinion is allowed to prevail may not be on the same side
if there is a difference on some other issue.
It was largely by accident that instead of this normal procedure, a two party
system came to prevail in Britain and that is now being generally taken as the
best method of democratic rule.
Many democratically inclined persons in India regret that such a two party
system was not brought about in the country. It appears that to have two parties
in India – of more or less equal strength – is a virtual impossibility. Those who
regret the absence of a two-party system should take the reasons into
When the two party system got established in Britain, there were two groups
among the rules (consisting of a limited electorate) who had the same
economic interests among themselves and who therefore formed two groups
within the selected members of Parliament.
There were members of the British aristocracy (which landed interests and
consisting of lord, barons etc) and members of the new commercial class
consisting of merchants and artisans. These groups were more or less of equal
strength and they were able to establish their separate rule at different times.
Q11. In pre-British period, when India was ruled by the
(A) Peace and prosperity prevailed in the society
(B) People were isolated from political affairs
(C) Public opinion was inevitable for policy making
(D) Law was equal for one and all
Q12. What is the distinguishing feature of the democracy
practiced in Britain?
(A) End to the rule of might is right.
(B) Rule of the people, by the people and for the people.
(C) It has stood the test of time.
(D) Cooperation between elected members.
Q13. Democracy is practiced where:
(A) Elected members form a uniform opinion regarding policy matter.
(B) Opposition is more powerful than the ruling combine.
(C) Representatives of masses.
(D) None of these.
Q14. Which of the following is true about the British rule in India?
(A) It was behind the modernization of the Indian society.
(B) India gained economically during that period.
(C) Various establishments were formed for the purpose of progress.
(D) None of these.
Q15. Who became the members of the new commercial class
during that time?
(A) British Aristocrats (B) Lord and barons
(C) Political Persons (D) Merchants and artisans
Q16. Which one of the following Telephonic Conferencing with a
radio link is very popular throughout the world?
(A) TPS (B) Telepresence
(C) Video conference (D) Video teletext
Videoconferencing (VC) is the conduct of a videoconference by a set of
telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to
communicate by simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions. It has
also been called ‘visual collaboration’ and is a type of groupware.
Videoconferencing differs from videophone calls in that it’s designed to serve
a conference or multiple locations rather than individuals.
Q17. Which is not 24 hours news channel?
(A) NDTV24x7 (B) ZEE News
(C) Aajtak (D) Lok Sabha channel
LOK SABHA TELEVISION: is a Parliament Channel mandated to telecast live
the proceedings of the Lok Sabha ? the House of the People of the Indian
Parliament. The Channel also produces and telecasts a whole range of
programmes of general interest on issues relating to democracy, governance,
social, economic and constitutional issues and citizens? concerns. Debates,
discussions and documentaries, as well as programmes on culture and awardwinning
films in different Indian languages are important elements in the
programmes of the channel.
Q18. The main objective of F.M. station in radio is:
(A) Information, Entertainment and Tourism
(B) Entertainment, Information and Interaction
(C) Tourism, Interaction and Entertainment
(D) Entertainment only
News is not permitted on private FM. Nationally, many of the current FM
players, including the Times of India, Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, and BBC are
essentially newspaper chains or media, and they are making a strong pitch for
news on FM. Private FM stations are allowed to rebroadcast news from All
India Radio, as long as they do so without any changes or additions.The
Supreme Court of India on 17 October 2013 issued a public interest litigation
to the Centre requesting that the rules should be changed to allow FM stations
to broadcast news reports.
Q19. In communication chatting in internet is:
(A) Verbal communication (B) Non verbal communication
(C) Parallel communication (D) Grapevine communication
Communication are of two main parts : One is verbal communication and the
other is non verbal communication.
Communication based on style and purpose we can categorize it into two main
parts, formal and informal communication. We can categorize verbal
communication into two parts, oral communication and written communication.
Oral communication is when two or more parties communicate verbally with
words. The conversation can be short range or long range. Spoken
conversation is of a short range and communicating through a telephone or
voice chat over the internet. The other type is written communication. Written
communication can happen through normal mail, e-mail, or any other form of
documented writing. Non-verbal communication is mostly body language. It is
possible to understand what a person is trying to say or how he/she is feeling.
It is also possible to tell the mood of a person by bodily and facial
expressions. Facial expressions are very important as well. Facial expressions
give out what the person is feeling. The face is the first thing we notice in a
person and the facial muscles give out most of the human expressions. Pictures,
sign boards and photographs are also a part of non-verbal communication.
Q20. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using
the codes given below:
(a) Pandit Jasraj (i) Hindustani vocalist
(b) Kishan Maharaj (ii) Sitar
(c) Ravi Shankar (iii) Tabla
(d) Udai Shankar (iv) Dance
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(B) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(C) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
(D) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
Q21. Insert the missing number in the following:
3, 8, 18, 23, 33, ?, 48
(A) 37 (B) 40
(C) 38 (D) 45
The Difference between 2 number in series is 5 then 10, 5 then 10.
Therefore after 33 + 5 = 38.
Q22. In a certain code, CLOCK is written as KCOLC. How would
STEPS be written in that code?
(A) SPEST (B) SPSET
(C) SPETS (D) SEPTS
Write Given Code in Reverse order ie STEPS —> SPETS.
Q23. The letters in the first set have a certain relationship. On the
basis of this relationship mark the right choice for the second set:
BDFH : OMKI : : GHIK : ?
(A) FHJL (B) RPNL
(C) LNPR (D) LJHF
Answer: No one Option is Correct Answer.
Correct answer is TQNL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Q24. What was the day of the week on 1st January 2001?
(A) Friday (B) Tuesday
(C) Sunday (D) Wednesday
Answer: No one Option is Correct Answer.
Correct answer is Monday
Q25. Find out the wrong number in the sequence.
52, 51, 48, 43, 34, 27, 16
(A) 27 (B) 34
(C) 43 (D) 48
The series is decreese with order 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11.
Therefore expected series will be 52, 51, 48, 43, 36, 27, 16.
Hence 34 is wrong in seriese there must be 36.
Q26. In a deductive argument conclusion is:
(A) Summing up of the premises
(B) Not necessarily based on premises
(C) Entailed by the premises
(D) Additional to the premises
Q27. ‘No man are mortal’ is contradictory of:
(A) Some man are mortal (B) Some man are not mortal
(C) All men are mortal (D) No mortal is man
Q28. A deductive argument is valid if:
(A) premises are false and conclusion true
(B) premises are false and conclusion is also false
(C) premises are true and conclusion is false
(D) premises are true and conclusion is true
Q29. Structure of logical argument is based on:
(A) Formal validity (B) Material truth
(C) Linguistic expression (D) Aptness of examples
Q30. Two ladies and two men are playing bridge and seated at
North, East, South and West of a table. No lady is facing East.
Persons sitting opposite to each other are not of the same sex. One
man is facing South. Which direction are the ladies facing to?
(A) East and West (B) North and West
(C) South and East (D) None of these
Questions 31 and 32 are based on the following Venn diagram in which
there are three intersecting circles representing Hindi knowing persons,
English knowing persons and persons who are working as teachers.
Different regions so obtained in the figure are marked as a, b, c, d, e, f and
Q31. If you want to select Hindi and English knowing teachers,
which of the following is to be selected?
(A) g (B) b
(C) c (D) e
Q32. If you want to select persons, who do not know English and
are not teachers, which of the region is to be selected?
(A) e (B) g
(C) b (D) a
Study the following graph carefully and answer questions 33 to 35 :
Q33. In which year the quantity of engineering goods’ exports was
(A) 2005 (B) 2006
(C) 2004 (D) 2007
Q34. In which year the value of engineering goods decreased by
50 percent compared to the previous year?
(A) 2004 (B) 2007
(C) 2005 (D) 2006
Q35. In which year the quantity of exports was 100 percent higher
than the quantity of previous year?
(A) 2004 (B) 2005
(C) 2006 (D) 2007
Q36. What do you need to put your web pages on the www?
(A) a connection to internet (B) a web browser
(C) a web server (D) all of the above
Q37. Which was the first company to launch mobile phone services
(A) Essar (B) BPL
(C) Hutchison (D) Airtel
Q38. Chandrayan I was launched on 22nd October, 2008 in India
(A) Bangalore (B) Sri Harikota
(C) Chennai (D) Ahmedabad
Q39. What is blog?
(A) Online music
(C) A personal or corporate website in the form of an online journal
(D) A personal or corporate Google search
Q40. Which is not online Indian Matrimonial website?
Q41. Environmental impact assessment is an objective analysis of
the probable changes in:
(A) physical characteristics of the environment
(B) biophysical characteristics of the environment
(C) socio-economic characteristics of the environment
(D) all the above
Q42. Bog is a wetland that receives water from:
(A) nearby water bodies (B) melting
(C) rain fall only (D) sea only
Q43. Which of the following region is in the very high risk zone of
(A) Central Indian Highland (B) Coastal region
(C) Himalayan region (D) Indian desert
Q44. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using
the codes given below:
(a) Central Arid Zone Institute (i) Kolkata
(b) Space Application Centre (ii) New Delhi
(c) Indian Institute of Public Administration (iii) Ahmedabad
(d) Headquarters of Indian Science Congress (iv) Jodhpur
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(B) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
(C) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(D) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
Q45. Indian coastal areas experienced Tsunami disaster in the
(A) 2005 (B) 2004
(C) 2006 (D) 2007
Q46. The Kothari Commission’s report was entitled on:
(A) Education and National Development
(B) Learning to be adventure
(C) Diversification of Education
(D) Education and socialization in democracy
EDUCATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Indian Education
Commission (1964-1966), popularly known as Kothari Commission, was an
ad hoc commission set up by the Government of India to examine all aspects of
the educational sector in India, to evolve a general pattern of education and to
advise guidelines and policies for the development of education in India. It
was formed on 14 July 1964 under the chairmanship of Daulat Singh Kothari,
then chairman of the University Grants Commission. The terms of reference of
the commission was to formulate the general principles and guidelines for the
development of education from primary level to the highest and advise the
government on a standardized national pattern of education in India
Q47. Which of the following is not a Dualmode University?
(A) Delhi University
(B) Bangalore University
(C) Madras University
(D) Indira Gandhi National Open University
When the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was established
in 1985, the prime objective of the legislature was to democratize higher
education and provide educational opportunities to those who could not attend
the conventional face-to-face institutions for various reasons. IGNOU was also
mandated to promote distance education and maintain the quality of distance
education in India. The IGNOU Act also emphasized that IGNOU will use
innovative educational technologies to deliver its degrees.
Q48. Which part of the Constitution of India is known as “Code of
(A) Part I (B) Part II
(C) Part III (D) Part IV
Answer: D, PART IV : DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY.
Q49. Which article of the constitution provides safeguards to
Naga Customary and their social practices against any act of
(A) Article 371 A (B) Article 371 B
(C) Article 371 C (D) Article 263
371A. Special provision with respect to the State of Nagaland. (1)
Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution,? a) no Act of Parliament in
respect of? (i) religious or social practices of the Nagas, (ii) Naga customary
law and procedure, (iii) administration of civil and criminal justice involving
decisions according to Naga customary law, (iv) ownership and transfer of
land and its resources, b) the Governor of Nagaland shall have special
responsibility with respect to law and order in the State of Nagaland for so
long as in his opinion internal disturbances occurring in the Naga Hills-
Tuensang Area immediately before the formation of that State continue therein
or in any part thereof and in the discharge of his functions in relation thereto
the Governor shall, after consulting the Council of Ministers, exercise his
individual judgment as to the action to be taken. c) in making his
recommendation with respect to any demand for a grant, the Governor of
Nagaland shall ensure that any money provided by the Government of India out
of the Consolidated Fund of India for any specific service or purpose is
included in the demand for a grant relating to that service or purpose and not in
any other demand
Q50. Which one of the following is not the tool of good
(A) Right to information (B) Citizens’ Charter
(C) Social Auditing (D) Judicial Activism
Judicial activism refers to judicial rulings suspected of being based on
personal or political considerations rather than on existing law. The definition
of judicial activism, and which specific decisions are activist, is a
controversial political issue, particularly in the United States. The question of
judicial activism is closely related to constitutional interpretation, statutory
construction, and separation of powers. 3) A social audit is a way of
measuring, understanding, reporting and ultimately improving an organization’s
social and ethical performance. A social audit helps to narrow gaps between
vision/goal and reality, between efficiency and effectiveness