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Post by Malamaram chakkappan on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:24 pm

1. By which of the following
proposition, the proposition 'some men are not honest' is contradicted ?
(A) All men are honest.
(B) Some men are honest.
(C) No men are honest.
(D) All of the above.

2. A stipulative definition is
(A) always true
(B) always false
(C) sometimes true sometimes false
(D) neither true nor false

3.Choose the appropriate alternative given in the codes to replace the question
Examiner - Examinee, Pleader - Client,
Preceptor - ?
(A) Customer (B) Path-finder
(C) Perceiver (D) Disciple

4.If the statement 'most of the students are obedient' is taken to be true,
which one of the following pair of statements can be claimed to be true ?
I. All obedient persons are students.
II. All students are obedient.
III. Some students are obedient.
IV. Some students are not disobedient.
Codes :
(A) I&II (B) II
(C) III & IV (D) II&IV

5. Choose the right code :
A deductive argument claims that :
I. The conclusion does not claim something more than that which is
contained in the premises.
II. The conclusion is supported by the premise/premises conclusively.
III. If the conclusion is false, then premise/premises may be either true or
IV If premise/combination of premises is true, then conclusion must be
Codes :
(A) I and II
(B) I and III
(C) II and III (D) All the above

On the basis of the data given in the following table, give answers to
questions from 6 to 11 :

Government Expenditures on social services

(as percent of total expenditure)

Sl. No.






Social services






Education, sports & youth affairs






Health & family welfare






Water supply, housing, etc.






Information & broadcasting






Welfare to SC/ST & OBC






Labour and employment






Social welfare & nutrition






North eastern areas






Other social services





Total Government expenditure





6. How many activities in the social services are there where the expenditure
has been less than 5 percent of the total expenditures incurred on the social
services in 2008-09 ?
(B) Three
(C) Five
(D) All the above

7. In which year, the expenditures on the social services have increased at the
highest rate ?
2007-08 (B) 2008-09
(D) 2010-11

8. Which of the following activities remains
almost stagnant in terms of share of expenditures
(A) North-eastern
(B) Welfare to SC/ST & OBC
(C) Information & broadcasting
(D) Social welfare and nutrition

9. Which of the following item's expenditure share is almost equal to the
remaining three items in the given years ?
(A) Information & broadcasting
(B) Welfare to SC/ST and OBC
(C) Labour and
(D) Social welfare & nutrition

10. Which of the following items of social services has registered the highest
rate of increase in expenditures during 2007-08 to 2010-11 ?
(A) Education, sports & youth affairs (B) Welfare to SC/ST
(C) Social welfare & nutrition
(D) Overall social services

11. Which of the following items has registered the highest rate of decline in
terms of expenditure during 2007-08 to 2009-10 ?
(A) Labour and
employment (B) Health & family welfare
(C) Social welfare &
(D) Education, sports & youth affairs

12. ALU stands for
(A) American Logic Unit
(B) Alternate Local Unit
(C) Alternating Logic Unit
(D) Arithmetic Logic Unit

13. A Personal Computer uses a number of chips mounted on a circuit board
(A) Microprocessor
(B) System Board
(C) Daughter Board
(D) Mother Board

14. Computer Virus is a
(A) Hardware (B) Bacteria (C) Software (D) None
of these

15. Which one of the following is correct ?
(A) (17)10 = (17)16
(B) (17)10 = (17)8
(C) (17)10 = (10111)2
(D) (17)10 = (10001)2

16. The file extension of MS-Word document in
Office 2007 is_______.
(A) .pdf (B)
(C) .docx
(D) .txt

17. _______ is a protocol used by e-mail clients to download e-mails to your

18. Which of the following is a source of methane ?
(A) Wetlands
(B) Foam Industry
(C) Thermal Power Plants
(D) Cernent Industry

19. "Minamata disaster" in Japan was caused by pollution due to
(A) Lead (B) Mercury
(C) Cadmium (D) Zinc

20. Biomagnification means increase in the
(A) concentration of pollutants in living organisms
(B) number of species
(C) size of living organisms
(D) biomass

21. Nagoya Protocol is related to
(A) Climate change
(B) Ozone depletion
(C) Hazardous waste
(D) Biodiversity

22. The second most important source after fossil fuels . contributing to
India's energy needs is
(A) Solar energy
(B) Nuclear energy
(C) Hydropower
(D) Wind energy

23. In case of earthquakes, an increase of magnitude 1 on Richter Scale implies
(A) a ten-fold increase in the amplitude of seismic

(B) a ten-fold increase in the energy of the seismic waves.
(C) two-fold increase in the amplitude of seismic waves.
(D) two-fold increase in the energy of seismic waves.

24. Which of the following is not a measure of Human Development Index ?
(A) Literacy Rate
(B) Gross Enrolment
(C) Sex Ratio
(D) Life Expectancy

25. India has the highest number of students in colleges after
(A) U.K. (B) U.S.A.
(C) Australia (D) Canada

26. Which of the following statement(s) is/are not correct about the Attorney
General of India ?
1. The President appoints a person, who is qualified to be a Judge of a High
Court, to be the Attorney General of India.
2. He has the right of audience in all the Courts of the country.
3. He has the right to take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha and the
Rajya Sabha.
4. He has a fixed tenure.
Select the correct answer from the codes given
below :
Codes :
(A) l and 4 (B) 2, 3
and 4
(C) 3 and 4 (D) 3 only

27. Which of the following prefix President Pranab Mukherjee desires to be
discontinued while interacting with Indian dignitaries as well as in official
notings ?
1. His Excellency 2. Mahamahim
4. Shri/Smt.
Select the correct answer from the codes given
below :
Codes :
(A) 1 and 3 (B) 2 and 3
(C) l and 2
(D) 1,2 and 3

28. Which of the following can be done under conditions of financial emergency
1. State Legislative Assemblies can be abolished.
2. Central Government can acquire control over the budget and expenditure of
3. Salaries of the Judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court can be
4. Right to Constitutional Remedies can be suspended.
Select the correct answer from the codes given
below :
Codes :
(A) 1,2 and 3 (B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) l and2 (D) 2 and 3

29. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes
given below :

List -II
(a) Poverty Reduction
(i) Mid-day Meals
(b) Human Development Scheme

(ii) Indira Awas Yojana (IAY)
(c) Social Assistance Scheme
(iii) National Old Age Pension (NOAP)
(d) Minimum Need Scheme
Codes :
(b) (c) (d)
(A) (iv)
(i) (iii) (ii)

(B) (ii) (iii)
(iv) (i)
(C) (iii) (iv) (i)
(D) (iv) (iii) (ii)

30. For an efficient and durable learning, learner should have
(A) ability to learn only
(B) requisite level of motivation only
(C) opportunities to learn only
(D) desired level of ability and motivation

31. Classroom communication must be
(A) Teacher centric
(B) Student centric
(C) General centric
(D) Textbook centric

32. The best method of teaching is to
(A) impart information
(B) ask students to read books
(C) suggest good reference material
(D) initiate a discussion and participate in it

33. Interaction inside the classroom should generate
(A) Argument
(B) Information
(C) Ideas
(D) Controversy

34. "Spare the rod and spoil the child", gives the message that
(A) punishment in the class should be banned.
(B) corporal punishment is not acceptable.
(C) undesirable behaviour must be punished.
(D) children should be beaten with rods.

35. The type of communication that the teacher has in the classroom, is termed
(A) Interpersonal
(B) Mass communication
(C) Group communication
(D) Face-to-face communication

36. Which one of the following is an indication of the quality of a research
journal ?
(A) Impact factor
(B) h-index
(C) g-index
(D) i10-index

37. Good 'research ethics' means
(A) Not disclosing the holdings of shares/stocks in a
company that sponsors your research.

(B) Assigning a particular research problem to one Ph.D./research student only.
(C) Discussing with your colleagues confidential data from a research paper
that you are reviewing for
an academic journal.
(D) Submitting the same research manuscript for publishing in more than one

38. Which of the following sampling methods is based on probability ?
(A) Convenience sampling
(B) Quota sampling
(C) Judgement sampling
(D) Stratified sampling

39. Which one of the following references is written according to American
Psychological Association (APA) format?
(A) Sharma, V. (2010). Fundamentals of Computer
Science. New Delhi : Tata McGraw Hill

(B) Sharma, V. 2010. Fundamentals of Computer Science. New Delhi : Tata McGraw
(C) Sharma.V. 2010. Fundamentals of Computer Science, New Delhi : Tata McGraw
(D) Sharma, V. (2010), Fundamentals of Computer Science, New Delhi : Tata
McGraw Hill

40. Arrange the following steps of research in correct sequence :
1. Identification of research problem
2. Listing of research objectives
3. Collection of data
4. Methodology
5. Data analysis
6. Results and discussion
(A) 1-2-3-4-5-6
(B) 1-2-4-3-5-6
(C) 2-1-3-4-5-6
(D) 2-1-4-3-5-6

41. Identify the incorrect statement :
(A) A hypothesis is made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point
for further investigations.
(B) A hypothesis is a basis for reasoning without any assumption of its truth.
(C) Hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon.
(D) Scientific hypothesis is a scientific theory.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (42 to 47) :

popular view of towns and cities in developing countries and of urbanization
process is that despite the benefits and comforts it brings, the emergence of
such cities connotes environmental degradation, generation of slums and
squatters, urban poverty, unemployment, crimes, lawlessness, traffic chaos etc.
But what is the reality ? Given the unprecedental increase in urban population
over the last 50 years from 300 million in 1950 to 2 billion in 2000 in
developing countries, the wonder really is how well the world has coped, and
not how badly.

general, the urban quality of life has improved in terms of availability of
water and sanitation, power, health and education, communication and transport.
By way of illustration, a large number of urban residents have been provided
with improved water in urban areas in Asia's largest countries such as China,
India, Indonesia and Philippines. Despite that, the access to improved water in
terms of percentage of total urban population seems to have declined during the
last decade of 20th century, though in absolute numbers, millions of additional
urbanites, have been provided improved services. These countries have made
significant progress in the provision of sanitation services too, together,
providing for an additional population of more than 293 million citizens within
a decade (1990-2000). These improvements must be viewed against the backdrop of
rapidly increasing urban population, fiscal crunch and strained human resources
and efficient and quality-oriented public management.

42. The popular view about the process of urbanization in developing
countries is

(B) Negative
(C) Neutral . (D)

43. The average annual increase in the number of urbanites in developing
countries, from 1950 to 2000 A.D. was close to
(A) 30 million (B)
40 million

(C) 50 million (D)
60 million

44. The reality of urbanization is reflected in
(A) How well the situation has been managed.
(B) How badly the situation has gone out of control.
(C) How fast has been the tempo of urbanization.
(D) How fast the environment has degraded.

45. Which one of the following is not considered as an indicator of urban
quality of life ?
(A) Tempo of
(B) Provision of basic services
(C) Access to social

(D) All the above

46. The author in this passage has tried to focus on
(A) Extension of Knowledge
(B) Generation of Environmental Consciousness
(C) Analytical Reasoning
(D) Descriptive Statement

47. In the above passage, the author intends to state
(A) The hazards of the urban
(B) The sufferings of the urban life
(C) The awareness of human progress (D) The limits to growth

48. The English word 'Communication' is derived from the words
(A) Communis and Communicare
(B) Communist and Commune
(C) Communism and Communalism
(D) Communion and Common sense

49. Chinese Cultural Revolution leader Mao Zedong used a type of communication
to talk to the masses is known as
(A) Mass line communication
(B) Group communication
(C) Participatory communication
(D) Dialogue communication

50. Conversing with the spirits and ancestors is termed as
(A) Transpersonal communication
(B) Intrapersonal communication
(C) Interpersonal communication
(D) Face-to-face communication

51. The largest circulated daily newspaper among the following is
(A) The Times of India
(B) The Indian Express
(C) The Hindu
(D) The Deccan Herald

52. The pioneer of the silent feature film in India was
(A) K.A. Abbas
(B) Satyajit Ray
(C) B.R.Chopra
(D) Dada Sahib Phalke

53. Classroom communication of a teacher rests on the principle of
(A) Infotainment
(B) Edutainment
(C) Entertainment
(D) Power equation

54. The missing number in the series : 0,6,24,60,120,?, 336, is
(A) 240
(B) 220
(C) 280
(D) 210
1*2*3 = 6, 2*3*4 = 24,

55. A group of 7 members having a majority of boys is to be formed out of 6
boys and 4 girls. The number of ways the group can be formed is
(B) 100
(D) 110
6boys/1 girl: 6C6*4C1 = 1*4 = 4
5boys/2 girls: 6C5*4C2 = 6*6 = 36
4boys/3 girls: 6C4*4C3 = 15*4 = 60
so total = 4+36+60 = 100

56. The number of observations in a group is 40. The average of the first 10
members is 4.5 and the average of the remaining 30 members is 3.5. The average
of the whole group is
(B) 15/2
(C) 15/4
(D) 6

57. If MOHAN is represented by the code KMFYL, then COUNT will be represented

58. The sum of the ages of two persons A and B is 50. 5 years ago, the ratio of
their ages was 5/3. The present age of A and B are
(A) 30,20
(B) 35, 15
(C) 38,12 (D) 40,10

59. Let a means minus (-), b means multiplied by (x), C means divided by (/)
and D means plus (+). The value of 90D9a29C10b2is
(B) 10
12 (D) 14
Note: The question given by UGC is wrong, it does
not cope with BODMAS

60. Consider the Assertion-I and Assertion-II and select the right code
given below :
Assertion-I : Even Bank-lockers are not safe. Thieves can break them and take
away your wealth. But thieves can not go to heaven. So you should keep your
wealth in heaven.
Assertion-II : The difference of skin-colour of beings is because of the
distance from the sun and not because of some permanent traits. Skin-colour is
the result of body's reaction to the sun and its rays.
Codes :
(A) Both the assertions-I and II are forms of argument.
(B) The assertion-I is an argument but the assertion-II is not.
(C) The assertion-II is an argument but the assertion-I is not.
(D) Both the assertions are explanations of facts.

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