UGC NTA NET Paper 1 Previous Question Paper - 6th December 2019 Morning Shift


Teaching Aptitude

1) Match the following study skills with their effective learning techniques:

Study skill

Learning techniques


Elaborative interrogation


 Mixing different kinds of problems together when studying


Practice testing


 Explaining what a section of text or an example problem means to you




Testing yourself on the material you are trying to learn


Interleaved practice


Answering why a fart is true


Choose the correct option:

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

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

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

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

Answer: A

2) Which of the following teaching method (s) is/are contributed to direct learning?

 (i) Team teaching and lecturing

 (ii) Simulation and role playing

 (iii) Lecture with or without use of audio-visuals

 (iv) Participation in workshop and assignments

 (v) MOOCs and heuristics

 (vi) Interactive presentations

Choose your answer from the following options:

 (A) (ii), (iv) and (v) 

 (B) (i), (ii) and (iii)

 (C) (v), (iv) and (vi)

 (D) (iv), (v) and (vi)

Answer: A

3) The emphasis in memory level teaching is on which of the following,

 (i) Organisation of thoughts and ideas

 (ii) Seeing of relationships among facts

 (iii) Systematic presentations to enable quick reproduction

 (iv) Critical thinking

 (v) Mastery of correct sequencing of facts

 (vi) Segregating one feature from another

Choose the answer from the following options :

 (A) (i), (ii) and (iii)

 (B) (i), (iii) and (v)

 (C) (ii), (iii) and (iv)

 (D) (iv), (v) and (vi)

Answer: B

4) Below are green two sets in which set I specifies the four behaviour modification techniques while set II indicates their exemplification. Match the two sets.

                               Set I

         (Behaviour Modification Techniques)

                                Set II


(a) Positive reinforcement

(i) Withdrawal of a pleasant stimulus or application of an aversive stimulus to stop the behaviour

(b) Negative reinforcement

(ii) Painful or aversive stimulus is presented to stop the occurrence of behaviour

(c) Punishment

(iii)The behaviour increases in frequency after the removal of the stimulus

(d) Extinction

(iv) The behaviour increases in frequency after the presentation of a stimulus

Choose your answer from the following options:

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

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

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

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

Answer: C

5) Classroom Interactions are influenced largely by

 (A) Students' commitment

 (B) Teacher centric environment

 (C) Organisational oversight

 (D) Unsolicited interventions

Answer: A

Research Aptitude

6) A college teacher does research with a view to depict the reality situations relating to home conditions of students and hostels provided for. Which of the following research format will be helpful to do so?

(A) Experimental research

(B) Descriptive research

(C) participant Observation based research

(D) Ethnographic research

Answer: C

7) Which of the following Statistical technique will be appropriate for data Analysis when the Observation are available in the form of frequencies?

 (A) Parametric 't' test

 (B) Non-parametric 'u' test

 (C) Non-parametric 'chi-square' test

 (D) Parametric correlated 't' test

Answer: C

8) In case the population of research is heterogeneous in nature which of the following sampling techniques will ensure optimum representativeness of sample units?

 (A) Simple random sampling

 (B) Stratified random sampling

 (C) Cluster sampling

 (D) Systematic sampling

Answer: B

9) In which of the following steps of research. the scope for creativity and imagination is utmost?

(A) Identifying the research problem and defining it

(B) Figuring out the related studies and the techniques used by other researchers.

(C) Identifying variables and hypothesizing

(D) Data analysts and presentation of results

Answer: C

10) A research scholar while finally reporting the research results in the form of a thesis acknowledges the support of His/her supervisor in the preface. This will be treated as a

 (A) Sheer formality

 (B) Needed formality

 (C) Superfluous act


 (D) Pan of ethicality


Answer: D

11) The most characteristic feature of an adolescent learner which determines higher social and moral development is the

(A) Tendency to be away from Parents

(B) Concern for hero worshipping for emulating values and standards

(C) Mixing up with peers in the neighbourhood

(D) Identity crisis

Answer: B

12) Which of the following is an example of maximum performance test?

(A) Projective personality test

(B) Interest inventory

(C) Aptitude test

(D) Attitude scales

Answer: C

13) Which one of the following represents the correct order of sequence for reading skills in the context of research?

(A) Read, question, recall, review, survey

(B) Questions, survey, read, recall, Review

(C) Recall. review. survey. Question, Read

(D) Survey, question, read, recall, review

Answer: D



14) Given below are two statement one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as labelled as Reason(R)

Assertion (A):  Classroom communication is pre-decided by social and institutional demands

 Reasons (R) : Positive educative actions should guide learners to acquire knowledge of social significance

In the light of the above two statements. choose the correct option :

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

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

 (C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

 (D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: A

15) Swapping of encoder -decoder roles in communication happens due to

 (A) Cognitive disruptions

 (B) Semantic noise

 (C) Feedback analysis

 (D) Weak channelization

Answer: C

16) When a large number of students with different performance levels are there in the class. For uniform imparting of educative interactions, a teacher should opt for a communication which is :

 (A) Top down and linear

 (B) Technology - enabled

 (C) Individual -centric

 (D) Self – projected

Answer: B

17) Classroom communication is like a

 (A) Computer – program

 (B) Dictatorial

 (C) Purposeful

 (D) Pragmatic

Answer: D

18) Which of the following communication technologies employ only asynchronous communication?

(i) Video conferencing

(ii) Email


(iv) instant messaging

Choose the correct option :

 (A) (i) and (iii)only

 (B) (ii) and (iv) only

 (C) (ii) and (iii) only

 (D) (i) and (iv) only

Answer: C


19) Which of the following statements is/are correct?

(i) For the sequence of integer' represented in binary as 00111, 01001, 01011, P…. , the next integer P would be represented as 01101

(ii) A byte is a binary number consisting of exactly 8 bits

Choose the correct option:

 (A) (i) only

 (B) (ii) only

 (C) Both (i) and (ii)

 (D) Neither (i) nor (ii)

Answer: C

20) Match List 1 with List 2 in the context of computer networking


List 1

List 2




Makes use of light pulses to transmit data


Fibre- optic cable


Use of Internet to make phone calls




Most appropriate to connect computers in a small building


UTP cable


Text used by web browsers to locate a web address on the Internet

Choose the correct option :

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

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

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

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

Answer: B

21) Select the option that includes file formats suitable for distributing sound files across the Internet.

(A) wmv, mp4, wma, mp3

      (B) avi, midi, wav, mp3

(C) avi, mov, wmv, mp3

      (D) midi, wav, wma, mp3

Answer: D

22) Which of the following is/are major issues arising out of the growing reliance on information technology.?

 (i) Profitability

 (ii) Security threats

 (iii) Privacy concerns

Choose the correct Option :

 (A) (i) and (ii) only

 (B) (i) and (iii) only

 (C) (ii) and (iii) only

 (D) (i), (ii) and (iii)

Answer: C

Reading Comprehension


Read the passage and answer questions from 23 to 27

 Anyone who has ever been in a classroom where the teacher's presentation was Lifeless, static and without vocal variety can appreciate the common sense value of the affective side of teaching. However, unlike the other behaviours, affect cannot be captured in transcripts of teaching or by classroom interaction Instruments. Narrowly focussed research instruments often miss a teacher's affective nature which emerges from a more holistic view of the classroom. This affective nature is the foundation on which one can build a warm and nurturing relationship with his or her learners. What the instruments miss the students see clearly.

 Students are good perceivers of the emotions and intentions underlying a teacher's actions. and they often respond accordingly A teacher who is excited about the subject being taught and shows it by facial expressions. voice inflection. gesture and movement-thus communicating respect and caring for the learner is more likely to hold the attention of students and motivate them to higher levels of achievement than one who does not exhibit these behaviours. Students take their cues from these affective signs and lower or heighten their engagement with the Lesson accordingly. Enthusiasm is an important aspect of a teacher's affect. Enthusiasm is the teacher's vigour. power. involvement. excitement, and interest during a classroom presentation and willingness to share the emotion with learners. who will want to respond in kind.

23) The passage focusses attention on

 (A) Lifeless classroom presentation

 (B) Affective factors of teaching

 (C) Students as emotional learners

 (D) Measuring teacher's affective nature

Answer: B

24) When does one feel the need for the value of affective aspects of teaching?

 (A) When a teacher has a vocal variety

 (B) When a teacher makes a dynamic presentation

 (C) When a teacher's presentation is monotonous

 (D) When a teacher's lecture is beyond expectation

Answer: C

25) The affective nature of teaching is reflected in

 (A) Deeper understanding of the classroom environment

 (B) Other behaviours of the teacher

 (C) The recording of classroom interaction

 (D) The limited reliance on research instruments

Answer: A

26) The affective signs will provide students

 (A) The basis for understanding contents

 (B) Exhibitional behaviours

 (C) Cues to hold attention

 (D) A basis which triggers further enthusiasm

Answer: D

27) Students respect a teacher who

 (A) is emotional

 (B) displays concern for students

 (C) has a powerful voice

 (D) has narcissitic attitude

Answer: B

Mathematical Reasoning

28) Identify the term 'X' in the following series

  3, 2. 11. 14. 27. 34. 51. X

 (A) 62

 (B) 69

 (C) 60

 (D) 71      

Answer: A

29) A person buys 3 items of Rs. 1500 each and 2 items of Rs. 1800 each from a shopping mall On the total bill a discount of 10% is given. What is the average cost of the items?


(B) 1458

(C) 1658

(D) 1550

Answer: B

30) A 50 year old man has a son whose age is 2/5 of his age. After how many years. the ratio of the age of the man to his son will be 5/3?

  (A) 10 Years

  (B) 15 years

  (C) 20 years

  (D) 25 years

Answer: D

31) The length of the side of a square (5.0 cm * 5.0 cm) is increased by 1% By what Percentage (%). the area of the square Increases?

(A) 1%

      (B) 2%

(C) 2.5%

      (D) 4%

Answer: B

32) The smallest integer greater than 1 is simultaneously a square and a cube of certain integers is

(A) 8

(B) 9

(C) 36

(D) 64

Answer: D

Logical Reasoning


33) “In this hospital, some nurses don't wear white dress. some doctors have private practice and medicines prescribed are of high cost. Therefore. treatment in this hospital is of poor quality”. What fallacy does this argument make?

 (A) Fallacy of composition

 (B) Slippery slope

 (C) Fallacy of accident

 (D) Fallacy of division

Answer: B

34)“If it rains. then the drought will end. The drought has ended. Therefore. it rained”. Which kind of fallacy does this commit?

 (A)Deductive fallacy

 (B) Inductive fallacy

 (C) Abductive fallacy

 (D) Informal fallacy

Answer: A

35) Which of the following is true with reference to Anupalabdhi as a means of knowledge?

(A) I do not cognize the pot on the table. Therefore it is absent there

(B) I directly perceive the absence of pot on the table

  (C) I infer the absence of pot on the table since i do not find it to be there

  (D) I know the absence of the pot on the table because 1 know its similarity with other   


Answer: A

36 Consider the following statements and choose the right option

 (i) Middle term should be distributed in at least one premise

 (ii) Middle term should be present in the conclusion

 (iii) Both premises can be particular in a valid argument

 (iv) Both premises can be negative in a valid argument

 (A) (iii) and (iv)

 (B) Only (iii)

 (C) Only (i)

 (D) (ii) and (iii)

Answer: C

37) Which one of the following is the characteristic feature of an argument?

 (A) it is either valid or invalid

 (B) it is neither valid nor invalid

 (C) It is either true or false 

(D) It is neither true nor false

Answer: A

Data Interpretation

Consider the following table that shows the amount of exports in crore tr from three different companies A, B, and C over the years 2012-2018. Based on the data in the table, answer the questions 26.30:

Year-wise amount of Exports from companies


                                   Amount Of Exports (In cror.Rs)

































38) What was the difference between the average exports of three companies in 2017 and the average exports of three companies in 2012?

(A) Rs 15.33 crores

(B) Rs 18.67 crores

(C) Rs 25 crores

(D) Rs 20 crores

Answer: D

39)Average annual amount of exports during the given period for company B is approximately what percent (%) of the average annual amount of exports for company C?

(A) 89.64%

(B) 91.21%

(C) 94.03%

(D) 93.33%

Answer: C

40)For which of the following pairs of years, the total exports from the three companies put together are equal?

(A) 2014 and 2017

(B) 2015 and 2017

(C) 2016 and 2017

(D) 2014 and 2015

Answer: D

41)In how many of the given years. were the exports from company A more than its average annual exports over the given years?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 4

(D) 5

Answer: B

42) In which year the absolute difference between the exports from companies A and B was the minimum?

(A) 2013

(B) 2014

(C) 2015

(D) 2016

Answer: C

People, Development and Environment

43) Which of the following is a renewable natural resource?

(A) Biological diversity

(B) Tin

(C) Natural gas

(D) Salt

Answer: A

44) Under Kyoto protocol, the parties, in the second commitment period, have to reduce their Greenhouse gas emissions with reference to 1990 levels by at least

 (A) 10%

 (B) 12%

 (C) 15%

 (D) 18%

Answer: D

45) Major sources of oxygen demanding waste in fresh water systems are

 (i) Agricultural run-off

 (ii) Food processing

 (iii) Ore mining

 (iv) Sewage effluent

 (v) Landfill sites

Choose the correct option from those given below:

(A) (i), (iv) and (v)

(B) (ii), (iv) and (v)

(C) (i), (ii) and (iv)

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

Answer: C

46)Biomass fuels have the potential to form a sustainable carbon neutral energy source because they

(A) Produce carbon dioxide on combustion as much as they consume when they grow

(B) Produce less amount of carbon dioxide on combustion compared to the amount they use during their growth

(C) Have carbon content same as fossil fuels

(D) Do not produce hazardous emissions on combustion

Answer: A

47) Which among the following natural hazards has relatively slow onset?

 (A) Volcanic eruptions

 (B) Droughts

(C) Wild fires

 (D) Land and slides

Answer: B

Higher Education System

48) In the age of four Vedas, students were admitted to the Vedic schools after performance at which ceremony. among the following

 (A) Upanayana ceremony

 (B) Utsarjana ceremony

 (C) Satapatha brahmana

 (D) Dhanurvidya ceremony

Answer: A

49) Which among the following is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship implemented by National Skills Development Corporation?

(A)Robotics India

(B) Artificial Intelligence @ schools

(C) Make in India

(D) Pradhan mantri Kaushal Vikas yojna

Answer: D

50) In order to meet the demands of market economy and product competent graduates, who can compete with their counterparts in international markets, the first and foremost change that needs to be introduced in the prevailing system of Indian higher education is related to:

(A)Admission process


(C)Educational technology

(D)Appointment of teachers

Answer: B

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