UGC NTA NET Paper 1 Previous Question Paper - 2nd December 2019 Morning Shift


1. In the following list which belongs to the category of learner centred approaches?

    (i) SWAYAM

    (ii) Computer aided instruction

    (iii) MOOCS

    (iv) Quizzes

    (v) Buzz sections

    Select the correct answer from the options given below

(A) (i) and (iii)                    

(B) (ii) and (iii)

(C) (ii) and (iv)                   

(D) (iii) and (v)

Answer: A 

2. Identify the factors affecting teaching related to positive learning environment in an institution:

    (i) The extent to which teachers make clear presentation

 (ii) The scope for sharing and open discussions with the classroom and institution as such

 (iii) Teachers mastery of the content as reflected in answering students question

 (iv) Frequent use of positive reinforces either in the institution or classroom

 (v) Availability of teachers and his or her guidance

 Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

(A) (i) and (ii)                 

(B) (ii) and (iii)

(C) (iv) and (v)               

(D) (ii) and (iv)

Answer: D 

3. In the following two sets, set I mention the evaluation system while set II give their descriptive features. Match the two sets given below: choose the correct answers from the options

Set I

Set II

(evaluation system)

(descriptive features)

(a) formative evaluation

(i) comparing the students’ performance with that of others

(b) summative evaluation

(ii) indicating standards of mastery

(c) norm referenced testing

(iii) Diagnosing students problems

(d) criterion referenced testing

(iv) identifying scope for improvement


(v) judging learning standards

(A) (a)-(iv), (b)-(v), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)

(B) (a)-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)

(C) (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)

(D) (a)-(ii), (b)-(iii), (c)-(v), (d)-(iv)

Answer: A 

4. Which of the following is the key teaching behaviour to make a teacher effective?

(A) Teachers comments made for the purpose of organizing upcoming teaching process

(B) Use of content hot process questions by teacher

(C) Engagement of students in the learning process

(D) Using student’s ideas and contributions

Answer. C

5. The basic requirements for organising teaching at reflective level deal with

(A) Systematic and sequential presentation of facts and information by the teacher

(B) Helping explore and explain problems and their solutions by students

(C) Translating and interpreting the facts by the students

(D) Giving concrete facts and action sequences by the teacher

Answer. B

6. A teacher tells his students-“when you learn this you will be able to carry out your project”. What does this communication suggest?

(A) continued interest

(B) Ambiguous advice

(C) Potential threat

(D) Positive reinforcement

Answer: D

7. In a research problem ‘studying the effects of teaching methods on scholastic achievement of boys and girls in terms of their socio-economic background', which can be designated as independent variable?

(A) Scholastic achievement

(B) Teaching methods

(C) Gender

(D) Socio economic background

Answer: B

8. In a thesis ' Format and styling of referencing' have been inappropriately followed. This is an

    example of

    (A) Technical lapse on the part of researcher

    (B) Unethical practice of the researcher

    (C) Inability of the researcher to write a thesis

    (D) Lack of commitment on the part of research writing thesis

Answer: A

 9. University department plans to undertake a study where in attitudes, values and biases of

    teachers and students are to be probed with an eye on disclosing their patterns of adjustment.

    Which types of research methods will be considered appropriate in this context.

    (i) Experimental method

    (ii) Case study method

    (iii) Descriptive method

    (iv) Ethnographic method

    (v) Historical method

    Select the correct answer from the options given below

    (A) (i) and (ii)               

    (B) (ii) and (iii)

    (C) (iii) and (v)             

    (D) (ii) and (iv)

Answer: D

10. When results obtained in a research study can be extended to a group larger than the sample

      (outside the context of the study) it is called

      (A) Internal validity

      (B) Functional relationship

      (C) External validity

      (D) Hypothetical construct

Answer: C 

11. Which of the following sequences correctly reflects scientific investigation?

      (A) Conceptualization, theorizing, deduced consequences, observation and testing

      (B) Testing, observation, conceptualization, theorizing and deduced consequences

      (C) Theorizing, deducing consequences, testing, observing and conceptualising

      (D) Observation, conceptualization, theorizing, deduced consequences and methods to verify that

Answer: D

12.The principles of effective writing useful for both students and teachers are

      (i) Stress on hyperboles

      (ii) Liberal use of adjectives

      (iii) Clarity

    (iv) Conciseness

    (v) Correctness

    (vi) Use of complex sentences

Choose the correct option from the following

(A) (i),(ii) and (iii)    

(B) (ii),(iii) and (iv)

(C) (iii), (iv) and (v)  

(D) (iv),(v) and (vi)


13. Instructional communication in the distance education mode is

(A) unstructured

(B) Self-regulatory

(C) Informal

(D) Structured and interactive


14. Dynamics of good classroom communication involves:

(i) Indifference             (ii) Motivation

(iii) Being organised    (iv) Exclusivity

(v) Participation           (vi) Gendered views

Choose the correct option from the following

(A) (i) (ii) and (iii)          (B) (ii) (iii) and (iv)

(C) (ii) (iii) and (v)         (D) (iii) (v) and (iv)


15. Given below are two statements- one is labelled as assertion (A) and other is labelled as reason(R)

Assertion (A): Communication does not include all human behaviour for exchange of information

Reason (R) : Communication involves the use of all five senses

(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) A is false but R is true


16. Consider the following storage devices

(i) Hard disc              

(ii) CD ROM

(iii) DVD ROM

arrange these in ascending order of storage capacity and select the correct option

(A) (ii),(iii) and (i)           (B) (ii),(i) and (iii)

(C) (iii),(ii) and (i)           (D) (i),(iii) and (ii)


 17. In computer related activities what is the full form of WORM?

 (A) Write On Random Memory

 (B) Write On Real Memory

 (C) Write Once Read Many

 (D) Write Once Read Memory


    18. Which of the following is not suitable in the context of email?

      (A) It is a letter send over a computer network

      (B) It can be used to send unsolicited messages

      (C) Email is snail-mail

      (D) Email address includes domain name


    19. Which of the following is a 'decision support

      system’ for assisting people in taking best

      decisions for their children's future?

      (A) E-Pathshala          (B) Saransh

      (C) ShaalaSidhdhi      (D) SWAYAM PRABHA


    20. Match List I with List II

List I

List II



(a) Vidwan

(i) repository for full text thesis, e books and journals

(b) Digilocker

(ii) education portal to facilitate learning

(c) Sakshat

(iii) database of leading scientist/researches

(d) Shodh Ganga

(iv) platform for issuance and verification of documents and certificates

 Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

 (A) (a)-(I), (b)-(iii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(ii)

 (B) (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)

 (C) (a)-(iv), (b)-(ii), (c)-(i), (d)-(iii)

 (D) (a)-(ii), (b)-(i), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)


 Read the following passage carefully and answer questions no. 21 to 25

       Political representation nonetheless is the vehicle that enabled the re-introduction of democracy into the modern practical political vernacular.The resulting liberal democracy does not directly dissent from the ancient Athenian democracy. Which in the era was virtually nothing existed that approached democracy  as an actual or named political form and when it again became a focus of political and theory, it was wedded representation so that what we call a democracy is in fact a distinctive kind of democracy, “a representative democracy”.

  While elections and popular pressure Surely have political impact, the actions of representatives are the primary official mechanism for translating democratic citizenship into political power. We rely on the representative process to promote political goodness in democratic society. But when one imagines the idea of representation these days its association with ethics or goodness does not spring to mind. It is an impossible process after all-a mechanism method by which one entity stands for represents another, politically required by the need to channel the judgements of millions of citizens into a legally authoritative hands of a small number of public representatives or even the sentiments of thousands into the leadership of single person.

     21. What is the perception of the author with regard to representation and democracy?

(A) Legal as well as ethical

(B) Universal participation

(C) Arbitrarily authoritative

(D) Centralisation of power in a few individuals


     22. The political representation enabled the emergence of

(A) Athenian democracy

(B) Liberal democracy

(C) Actual democracy

(D) Theoretical democracy


     23. According to the author the idea of democracy is viewed as

(A) Ethical politics

(B) Goodness of representation

(C) A representative process

(D) Channelizing views of a few people


     24. Which of the following implies characteristics of modern political vernacular?

(A) Populist politics

(B) Absence of structure

(C) Ethical discourse

(D) Representativeness


25. According to the passage actions of political representatives manifest

      (A) Political will

      (B) Popular pressure

      (C) Political power

      (D) Self effecting behaviour


        26. A sum of Rs. 2,000 yields Rs180 which simple interest in 9 months. The annual rate             of interest is

                  (A) 9 %      (B) 10%     (C) 11%      (D) 12%


        27. The numbers are in the ratio 3:7. If 8 is added to both the numbers the ratio                     becomes 5:9. The  numbers are

          (A) 12, 28      (B) 6, 14    (C) 15, 35    (D) 24, 56


        28. The number X in the following series: 3, 8, 18, 38,

          (A) 78          

(B) 80        

(C) 76       

(D) 74


       29.If SOLUTION is R5KTSH5M then CROME will be written as

(A) BQ5HL                            


(C) BQ5LD                            



        30. The product of any three consecutive integers is divisible by 6. Therefore 3×4×5(=60)         is divisible by 6? Which type of reasoning is embodied here?

      (A) Deductive reasoning  

      (B) Inductive reasoning

      (C) Non verbal reasoning

      (D) Abductive reasoning


        31. Which of the following refers to an attribute of every categorical proposition which         is determined by whether the preposition affirms or denies class inclusion?

      (A) Quality                       

      (B) Quantity

      (C) Distribution                

      (D) Comparison


       32.A fallacy in which an opponent position is depicted as being more extreme or unreasonable

              than is justified by what was actually asserted is called

      (A) Argumentum ad Baculum

      (B) The red herring

      (C) Argumentum ad Hominem

      (D) Straw man


       33. The distinction between Savikalpaka(determinate) and Nirvikalpaka(indeterminate)         is made with respect to which of the following pramanas?

            (A) Anumana (inference)

(B) prathyaksha (perception)

(C) Arthapatti (postulation)

(D) Upamana(comparison)


 34. The term 'Paksha' according to the classical Indian school of logic refers to which of the following terms in the process of inference?

(A) Major Term         

(B) Undefined term

(C) Minor term          

(D) Middle term


 35. If 'a' is inversely proportional to ‘b’ and 'b' is inversely proportional to ’c’, then

(A) ‘a’ is inversely proportional to ‘c’

(B) ‘a’ is directly proportional to ‘c’

(C) ‘a’ is constant

(D) ‘a’ is directly proportional to ‘bc’


Directions Q 36-40: the following table gives the percentage of people having knowledge of different programming languages. Assuming that the total number of people having knowledge about programming language is 1200000. Answer the questions that follow the table

Programming language

% of people having knowledge















 36. What is the average percentage of people having knowledge of programming language-python, LISP AND JAVA?

(A)  1.04%                              

(B) 11.7%

(C) 26.6%                                

(D) 11.0%


 37. The total number of people having knowledge about C, Java and COBOL is

(A) 480000                    

(B) 504000

(C) 516000                    

(D) 624000


 38. The ratio of the number of people having knowledge about C to date of knowledge about Java is

(A) 3:5                          

(B) 5:3

(C) 1:1                          

(D) 5:2


    39. How many people have knowledge about C language?

      (A) 180000                         

      (B) 300000

      (C) 156000                         

      (D) 144000


    40.Difference in the number of people having knowledge of C and COBOL programming

      language is

      (A) 120000                        

      (B) 180000

      (C) 144000                        

      (D) 156000


    41.Which of the following UN conferences or summit adopt the programme of action for sustainable development?

      (A) Stockholm conference

      (B) Rio de Janeiro conference

      (C) Johannesburg summit

      (D) Ahmedabad conference


    42.Identify environmental issues which are local

      (i) nature:

      (ii) Depletion of Ozone layer

      (iii) Lake pollution

      (iv) Soil erosion

      (v) Climate change

      (vi) Water logging

      (vii) Solid waste management

      Select the answer from the options given below:

      (A) (ii) (iii) (v) and (vi)

      (B) (iii) (iv) (v) and (vi)

      (C) (ii) (iii) (iv) and (v)

      (D) (i) (ii) (iii) and (iv)


43.For encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment, UNEP focused on the World Environment Day (2019) on which of the following themes?

      (A) Conserve energy

      (B) Tackle climate change

      (C) Beat air pollution

      (D) Save water


44.The Government of India has set up the ministry of Jal Shakti by merging/Training which of the following:

      (A) Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Earth Sciences

      (B) Ministry of Water Resources; Ministry of River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation; and Ministry of Rural Development

    (C) Ministry of Water Resources; Ministry of River Development and Ganga

          Rejuvenation; ant Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

    (D) Ministry of Water Resources


 45. Which of the following indicates the objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC)?

(A) To stabilize greenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere

(B) To prescribed limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries

(C) To lay down enforcement mechanism

(D) To prepare guidelines for formulation of Climate Action Plan by member Countries


 46. Which one of the following is a non-statutory body?

(A) National Council for Teacher Education(NCTE)

(B) Bar Council of India (BCI)

(C) Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

(D) National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC)


 47. The Ancient Indian University is known as chief centre for advanced and specialised studies in Nyaya or logic was

(A) Jagaddala university

(B) Mithila university

(C) Nadia university

(D) Valabhi university


 48. Which of the following has been the basis for introduction of yoga in teacher training courses?

(A) National Policy of Education-1968

(B) National Policy on Education-1986

(C) Vision of Teacher Education in India: Quality and Regulatory Perspective-2012

(D) Draft National Education Policy-2019


49. Identify the ' NITI Aayog- Three Year Action Agenda Items' related to the field of higher education:

(i) Autonomy for top colleges

(ii) Reform of the regulatory system

(iii) establishing a system of project and scholar specific research grants

(iv)  Promotion of research culture

(v) National research Foundation

Select correct answer from the options given below:

(A) (i) (ii) and (iii)

(B) (ii) (iii) and (iv)

(C) (iii) (iv) and (v)

(D) (iv) (i) and (ii)


50. Which items in the following constituted the non-conventional learning programs?

(i)  Tea sommelier

(ii) Oriental languages

(iii) Spa management

(iv) Museology

(v)  Comparative languages

Select the correct answer from the options given below:

(A) (i) (ii) and (iv)

(B) (ii) (iii) and (v)

(C) (i) (iii) and (iv)

(D) (ii) (iv) and (v)


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