NTA UGC JRF NET previous year question paper and Key Exam held on June 2010
Q1. Which one of the following is the most important quality of a
(A) Punctuality and sincerity (B) Content mastery
(C) Content mastery and reactive (D) Content mastery and
Explanation: Question here focuses on the personal quality of the teacher.
Q2. The primary responsibility for the teacher’s adjustment lies
(A) The children (B) The principal
(C) The teacher himself (D) The community
Explanation: Teacher’s adjustment is his/her own responsibility nobody else
is responsible for it.
Q3. As per the NCTE norms, what should be the staff strength
for a unit of 100 students at B.Ed. level ?
(A) 1 + 7 (B) 1 + 9
(C) 1 + 10 (D) 1 + 5
Explanation: One Principal + 7 faculty members.
Q4. Research has shown that the most frequent symptom of
nervous instability among teachers is
(A) Digestive upsets (B) Explosive behaviour
(C) Fatigue (D) Worry
Q5. Which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) Syllabus is an annexure to the curriculum.
(B) Curriculum is the same in all educational institutions.
(C) Curriculum includes both formal, and informal education.
(D) Curriculum does not include methods of evaluation.
Explanation: Curriculum refers to the sum of all the activities in an out of the
school, syllabus is only a small part of it.
Q6. A successful teacher is one who is
(A) Compassionate and disciplinarian (B) Quite and reactive
(C) Tolerant and dominating (D) Passive and
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions 7 to 12 :
The phrase “What is it like ?” stands for a fundamental thought process. How
does one go about observing and reporting on things and events that occupy
segments of earth space ? Of all the infinite variety of phenomena on the face
of the earth, how does one decide what phenomena to observe ? There is no
such thing as a complete description of the earth or any part of it, for every
microscopic point on the earth’s surface differs from every other such point.
Experience shows that the things observed are already familiar, because they
are like phenomena that occur at home or because they resemble the abstract
images and models developed in the human mind.
How are abstract images formed ? Humans alone among the animals possess
language; their words symbolize not only specific things but also mental
images of classes of things. People can remember what they have seen or
experienced because they attach a word symbol to them.
During the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge about
the face of the earth as the human habitat, there has been a continuing interplay
between things and events. The direct observation through the senses is
described as a percept; the mental image is described as a concept. Percepts
are what some people describe as reality, in contrast to mental images, which
are theoretical, implying that they are not real.
The relation of Percept to Concept is not as simple as the definition implies. It
is now quite clear that people of different cultures or even individuals in the
same culture develop different mental images of reality and what they perceive
is a reflection of these preconceptions. The direct observation of things and
events on the face of the earth is so clearly a function of the mental images of
the mind of the observer that the whole idea of reality must be reconsidered.
Concepts determine what the observer perceives, yet concepts are derived
from the generalizations of previous percepts. What happens is that the
educated observer is taught to accept a set of concepts and then sharpens or
changes these concepts during a professional career. In any one field of
scholarship, professional opinion at one time determines what concepts and
procedures are acceptable, and these form a kind of model of scholarly
Q7. The problem raised in the passage reflects on
(A) thought process (B) human behaviour
(C) cultural perceptions (D) professional opinion
Q8. According to the passage, human beings have mostly in mind
(A) Observation of things
(B) Preparation of mental images
(C) Expression through language
(D) To gain knowledge
Q9. Concept means
(A) A mental image
(B) A reality
(C) An idea expressed in language form
(D) All the above
Q10. The relation of Percept to Concept is
(A) Positive (B) Negative
(C) Reflective (D) Absolute
Q11. In the passage, the earth is taken as
(A) The Globe (B) The Human Habitat
(C) A Celestial Body (D) A Planet
Q12. Percept means
(A) Direct observation through the senses
(B) A conceived idea
(C) Ends of a spectrum
(D) An abstract image
Q13. Action research means:
(A) A longitudinal research
(B) An applied research
(C) A research initiated to solve an immediate problem
(D) A research with socioeconomic objective
Explanation: Example – Late reporting of some students in the class.
Q14. Research is
(A) Searching again and again
(B) Finding solution to any problem
(C) Working in a scientific way to search for truth of any problem
(D) None of the above
Q15. A common test in research demands much priority on
(A) Reliability (B) Useability
(C) Objectivity (D) All of the above
Q16. Which of the following is the first step in starting the
(A) Searching sources of information to locate problem.
(B) Survey of related literature
(C) Identification of problem
(D) Searching for solutions to the problem
Q17. If a researcher conducts a research on finding out which
administrative style contributes more to institutional effectiveness?
This will be an example of
(A) Basic Research (B) Action Research
(C) Applied Research (D) None of the above
Q18. Normal Probability Curve should be
(A) Positively skewed (B) Negatively skewed
(C) Leptokurtic skewed (D) Zero skewed
Q19. In communication, a major barrier to reception of messages
(A) audience attitude (B) audience knowledge
(C) audience education (D) audience income
The receiver may have anxieties The receiver may have expectations The
receiver may be pre-occupied The receiver may have a physical disability The
sender may have a physical disability Environmental disturbances
Q20. Post-modernism is associated with
(A) newspapers (B) magazines
(C) radio (D) television
Television and movies represent the pinnacle of mass-produced American
culture and exhibit many of the Postmodern motifs shared by other art forms.
Q21. Didactic communication is
(A) intra-personal (B) inter-personal
(C) organizational (D) relational
A didactic method is a teaching method that follows a consistent scientific
approach or educational style to engage the student?s mind.
Didactic communication is the one which intermediates the accomplishment of
the educational phenomenon as a whole, it occurring only as a particular form
required in the transmission of some specific learning content. It is particularly
needed in achieving certain objectives, in the transmission of knowledge and
information that is to be received by students and it also produces changes in
students? cognitive, affective, behavioral and action?like reactions.
Q22. In communication, the language is
(A) the non-verbal code (B) the verbal code
(C) the symbolic code (D) the iconic code
Language enables individuals to give expression to their feelings, ideas, and
concerns. As they mature, it is through language that they will communicate
their personal needs and claim their rightful place in society
Q23. Identify the correct sequence of the following:
(A) Source, channel, message, receiver
(B) Source, receiver, channel, message
(C) Source, message, receiver, channel
(D) Source, message, channel, receiver
An information source, which produces a message. A transmitter, which
encodes the message into signals A channel, to which signals are adapted for
transmission A receiver, which ‘decodes’ (reconstructs) the message from the
signal. A destination, where the message arrives.
Q24. Assertion (A) : Mass media promote a culture of violence in the
Reason (R) : Because violence sells in the market as people themselves are
violent in character.
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false.
Q25. When an error of 1% is made in the length of a square, the
percentage error in the area of a square will be
(A) 0 (B) 1/2
(C) 1 (D) 2
Q26. On January 12, 1980, it was a Saturday. The day of the week
on January 12, 1979 was
(A) Thursday (B) Friday
(C) Saturday (D) Sunday
Q27. If water is called food, food is called tree, tree is called
earth, earth is called world, which of the following grows a fruit?
(A) Water (B) Tree
(C) World (D) Earth
Q28. E is the son of A, D is the son of B, E is married to C, C is
the daughter of B. How is D related to E ?
(A) Brother (B) Uncle
(C) Father-in-law (D) Brother-in-law
Q29. If INSURANCE is coded as ECNARUSNI, how
HINDRANCE will be coded ?
(A) CADNIHWCE (B) HANODEINR
(C) AENIRHDCN (D) ECNARDNIH
Q30. Find the next number in the following series:
2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, 50, ?
(A) 63 (B) 65
(C) 67 (D) 69
Q31. Which of the following is an example of circular argument ?
(A) God created man in his image and man created God in his own image.
(B) God is the source of a scripture and the scripture is the source of our
knowledge of God.
(C) Some of the Indians are great because India is great.
(D) Rama is great because he is Rama.
Q32. Lakshmana is a morally good person because
(A) he is religious (B) he is educated
(C) he is rich (D) he is rational
Q33. 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?
- Some religious people are morally good.
- Some religious people are rational.
(a) Rationally religious people are good morally.
(b) Non-rational religious persons are not morally good.
(A) Only (a) follows.
(B) Only (b) follows.
(C) Both (a) and (b) follow.
(D) Neither (a) nor (b) follows.
Q34. Certainty is
(A) an objective fact (B) emotionally satisfying
(C) logical (D) ontological
Questions from 35 to 36 are based on the following diagram in which
there are three intersecting circles I, S and P where circle I stands for
Indians, circle S stands for scientists and circle P for politicians. Different
regions of the figure are lettered from a to g.
Q35. The region which represents non-Indian scientists who are
(A) f (B) d
(C) a (D) c
The figure clearly show the Region f represents Non-Indian Scientists who are
Q36. The region which represents politicians who are Indians as
well as scientists.
(A) b (B) c
(C) a (D) d
The figure clearly show the Region a Politicians who are Indians as well as
Q37. The population of a city is plotted as a function of time
(years) in graphic form below:
Which of the following inference can be drawn from above plot ?
(A) The population increases exponentially.
(B) The population increases in parabolic fashion.
(C) The population initially increases in a linear fashion and then stabilizes.
(D) The population initially increases exponentially and then stabilizes.
The population initially increases exponentially and then stabilizes.
In the following chart, the price of logs is shown in per cubic metre and
that of Plywood and Saw Timber in per tonnes. Study the chart and answer
the following questions 38 to 40.
Q38. Which product shows the maximum percentage increase in
price over the period?
(A) Saw timber (B) Plywood
(C) Log (D) None of the above
Saw Timber maximum increase in price over the period. i.e form 10 to 18.
Plywood : 3 to 7.
Log : 18 to 21.
Q39. What is the maximum percentage increase in price per cubic
metre of log?
(A) 6 (B) 12
(C) 18 (D) 20
Q40. In which year the prices of two products increased and
that of the third increased?
(A) 2000 (B) 2002
(C) 2003 (D) 2006
In 2002 Plywood price increase by 1 Rupee while Saw and Timber and Log
increase by 3 Rupees.
Q41. Which one of the following is the oldest Archival source of
data in India?
(A) National Sample Surveys (B) Agricultural
(C) Census (D) Vital Statistics
Q42. In a large random data set following normal distribution, the
ratio (%) of number of data points which are in the range of (mean ±
standard deviation) to the total number of data points, is
(A) ~ 50% (B) ~ 67%
(C) ~ 97% (D) ~ 47%
Q43. Which number system is usually followed in a typical 32-bit
(A) 2 (B) 8
(C) 10 (D) 16
Q44. Which one of the following is an example of Operating
(A) Microsoft Word (B) Microsoft Excel
(C) Microsoft Access (D) Microsoft Windows
Q45. Which one of the following represent the binary equivalent
of the decimal number 23 ?
(A) 01011 (B) 10111
(C) 10011 (D) None of the above
Q46. Which one of the following is different from other members?
(A) Google (B) Windows
(C) Linux (D) Mac
Q47. Where does a computer add and compare its data?
(A) CPU (B) Memory
(C) Hard disk (D) Floppy disk
Q48. Computers on an internet are identified by
(A) e-mail address (B) street address
(C) IP address (D) None of the above
Q49. The Right to Information Act, 2005 makes the provision of
(A) Dissemination of all types of information by all Public authorities to any
(B) Establishment of Central, State and District Level Information
Commissions as an appellate body.
(C) Transparency and accountability in Public authorities.
(D) All of the above
Q50. Which type of natural hazards cause maximum damage to
property and lives?
(A) Hydrological (B) Hydro-meteorological
(C) Geological (D) Geo-chemical