# UGC NET November 2017 Paper-I Set-D Previous Year Paper with Answers

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UGC NET November 2017 Paper-I Set-D Previous Year Paper with Answers

For cracking NTA UGC NET December 2019 Exam, candidates must practice the previous year papers of the different subjects for which they are applying this year. It will help them in improving their speed of attempting maximum questions in minimum time with accuracy. So, in this article we have shared the UGC NET November 2017 Paper I (Set-D) Previous Year Paper alongwith their answers. Let's first look at the Exam Pattern of Paper-I NTA UGC NET 2019 Exam:

 NTA UGC NET Dec 2019 Paper-I Exam Pattern Part Sections Questions Marks I Teaching Aptitude 5 10 II Research Aptitude 5 10 III Reading Comprehension 5 10 IV Communication 5 10 V Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10 VI Logical Reasoning 5 10 VII Data Interpretation 5 10 VIII Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10 IX People & Environment 5 10 X Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10 Total 50 100

## UGC NET November 2017 Paper I (Set-D) Previous Year Paper with Answers

1. Just as melting ice - cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow, melting sea - ice does not increase oceanic volume.

What type of argument is it?

(1) Psychological

(2) Statistical

(3) Analogical

(4) Hypothetical

2. A postman walked 20 m straight from his office, turned right and walked 10 m. After turning left he walked 10 m and after turning right walked 20 m. He again turned right and walked 70 m. How far he is from his office?

(1) 60 m.

(2) 20 m.

(3) 50 m.

(4) 40 m.

3. Given below are two premises (a and b). From those two premises four conclusions (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are drawn. Select the code that states the conclusion/conclusions drawn validly (taking the premises singularly or jointly).

Premises:

(a) All bats are mammals.

(b) No birds are bats.

Conclusions:

(i) No birds are mammals.

(ii) Some birds are not mammals.

(iii) No bats are birds.

(iv) All mammals are bats.

Code:

(1) (iii) only

(2) (iii) and (iv) only

(3) (i) only

(4) (i) and (ii) only

4. A good communicator begins his/her presentation with a:

(1) Repetitive phrase

(2) Ice-breaker

(3) Complex question

(4) Non-sequitur

5. The classroom communication should essentially be:

(1) Abstract

(2) Non-descriptive

(3) Contrived

(4) Empathetic

6. In the series 1, 6, 15, 28, 45, ............ the next term will be:

(1) 56

(2) 84

(3) 66

(4) 76

7. Ajay is a friend of Rakesh. Pointing to an old man Ajay asked Rakesh who is he? Rakesh said “His son is my son’s uncle”. The old man is related to Rakesh as:

(1) Father

(2) Uncle

(3) Grandfather

(4) Father-in-law

8. The spatial audio reproduction in a classroom can reduce the students’:

(1) Motivation for excellence

(2) Interest in technology - orientation

(4) Respect for the teacher

9. It is Truism to say that no one was there when life first appeared on earth. Any assertion about life’s origin, thus, should be treated as a theory.

The above two statements constitute:

(1) An argument

(2) A conjecture

(3) A historical explanation

(4) A narrative

10. In a classroom, the probability of message reception can be enhanced by:

(2) Using high decibel audio tools

(3) Establishing a viewpoint

(4) Exposing the ignorance of students

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11. Given below are four statements. Among them two are related in such a way that they can both be true but they cannot both be false. Select the code that indicates those two statements:

Statements:

(a) Honest people never suffer.

(b) Almost all honest people do suffer.

(c) Honest people hardly suffer.

(d) Each and every honest person suffers.

Code:

(1) (a) and (d)

(2) (b) and (c)

(3) (a) and (b)

(4) (a) and (c)

12. In certain code, “COVALENT” is coded as BWPDUOFM. The code of “ELEPHANT” will be:

(1) QFMFUOBI

(2) EPHNTEAS

(3) MFUIQRTW

13. The interaction between a teacher and students creates a zone of proximal:

(1) Development

(2) Distortion

(3) Difference

(4) Confusion

14. A deductive argument is invalid if:

(1) Its premises are all false but its conclusion is true.

(2) Its premises are all true but its conclusion is false.

(3) Its premises and conclusion are all true.

(4) Its premises and conclusion are all false.

15. The next term in the series ABD, DGK, HMS, MTB, .......... is:

(1) PSK

(2) RUH

(3) NSA

(4) SBL

Answer the questions 16 to 20 based on the data given in the table below.

Table: Number of registered vehicles in India and India’s population.

 Year Total vehicles (Lakhs) Two wheelers (Lakhs) Cars, Jeeps, Taxis (Lakhs) Buses (Lakhs) Goods vehicles (Lakhs) Others (Lakhs) Population (India) (Millions) 1961 6.65 0.88 3.1 0.57 1.68 0.42 439.23 1971 18.65 5.76 6.82 0.94 3.43 1.70 548.15 1981 53.19 26.18 11.60 1.62 5.54 8.97 683.32 1991 213.74 142.00 29.54 3.31 13.56 25.33 846.42 2001 549.91 385.56 70.58 6.34 29.48 57.95 1028.73 2011 1417.58 1018.65 191.23 16.04 70.64 121.02 1210.19

16. In which year the decadal growth (%) in number of cars surpassed that of the two wheelers?

(1) 1981

(2) 2011

(3) 1991

(4) 2001

17. What was the average decadal growth in the number of cars during 1961 - 2011?

(1) ~ 217%

(2) ~ 157%

(3) ~ 131%

(4) ~ 68%

18. In the year 2001, out of total number of vehicles, the number of passenger vehicles (4 wheelers) accounted for:

(1) ~ 31%

(2) ~ 43%

(3) ~ 14%

(4) ~ 24%

19. What was the per capita ownership of two wheelers in India in the year 2011?

(1) ~ 0.84%

(2) ~ 0.068%

(3) ~ 0.084%

(4) ~ 0.0084%

20. The maximum decadal growth in population of India is registered in the period:

(1) 2001 - 2011

(2) 1981 - 1991

(3) 1961 - 1971

(4) 1991 - 2001

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Read the passage carefully and answer question numbers from 21 to 25.

21. The traditional knowledge should be used through:

(1) Synergy between government and local interventions

(2) Modern technology

(3) Its dissemination

(4) Improvement in national circumstances

22. Given below are the factors of vulnerability of poor people to climate change. Select the code that contains the correct answer.

(a) Their dependence on natural resources

(b) Geographical attributes

(c) Lack of financial resources

Code:

(1) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

(2) (c) only

(3) (a), (b) and (c)

(4) (b), (c) and (d)

23. Adaptation as a process enables societies to cope with:

(a) An uncertain future

(c) Negative impact of climate change

(d) Positive impact of climate change

Select the most appropriate answer from the following code:

(1) (b), (c) and (d)

(2) (c) only

(3) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

(4) (a) and (c)

24. To address the challenge of climate change, developing countries urgently require:

(3) Imposition of climate change tax

(4) Implementation of national adaptation policy at their level

25. The main focus of the passage is on:

(2) Social dimensions of climate change

(3) Combining traditional knowledge with appropriate technology

(4) Co-ordination between regional and national efforts

26. Which of the following come(s) within the ambit of the term ‘corruption’?

(a) Misuse of official position

(b) Deviation from rules, laws and norms

(c) Non-action when action is required

(d) Harm to public good

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) (a), (b) and (d)

(2) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

(3) (a) only

(4) (a) and (b) only

27. Which of the following universities has received the Visitor’s Award for the best Central University in India in Feb. 2017?

(1) Tezpur University

(3) Jawaharlal Nehru University

(4) Banaras Hindu University

28. What is the name for a webpage address?

(1) Protocol

(2) URL

(3) Domain

(4) Directory

29. Occurrence of natural hazards is affected by:

(a) Land use changes

(b) Drainage and construction

(c) Ozone depletion

(d) Climate change

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) (a), (b) and (d)

(2) (b), (c) and (d)

(3) (a), (c) and (d)

(4) (a), (b) and (c)

30. The data storage hierarchy consists of:

(1) Bits, bytes, records, fields, files and databases

(2) Bits, bytes, fields, files, records and databases

(3) Bytes, bits, fields, records, files and databases

(4) Bits, bytes, fields, records, files and databases

31. What is the full form of USB as used in computer related activities?

(1) Universal Serial Bus

(2) United Serial Bus

(3) Ultra Security Block

(4) Universal Security Block

32. Which of the following are the goals of higher education in India?

(a) Access

(b) Equity

(c) Quality and Excellence

(d) Relevance

(e) Value based education

(f) Compulsory and free education

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e)

(2) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f)

(3) (a), (b) and (e) only

(4) (a), (b), (e) and (f)

33. Which of the following represents billion characters?

(1) Kilobytes

(2) Gigabytes

(3) Terabytes

(4) Megabytes

34. Who among the following can be removed by the President without Parliament’s resolution?

(1) Chief Election Commissioner

(2) Comptroller and Auditor - General

(3) Judge of a High Court

(4) Governor of a State

35. Which of the following pollutants is the major cause of respiratory diseases?

(1) Carbon monoxide

(2) Volatile organic compounds

(3) Suspended fine particles

(4) Nitrogen oxides

36. Which of the following domains is used for - profit businesses?

(1) .edu

(2) .com

(3) .org

(4) .net

37. Which of the following pollutant gases is not produced both naturally and as a result of industrial activity?

(1) Methane

(2) Carbon dioxide

(3) Chlorofluoro carbons

(4) Nitrous oxide

38. Which of the following has been ranked the best college in the country (2017) as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)?

(1) Fergusson College, Pune

(2) Maharaja’s College, Mysore

(3) Miranda House, Delhi

(4) St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

39. Assertion (A): In urban areas, smog episodes occur frequently in winters.

Reason (R): In winters, a lot of biomass is burnt by people for heating purposes or to keep themselves warm.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

(1) (A) is true and (R) is false

(2) Both (A) and (R) are false

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

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

40. Among the following fuels of energy, which is the most environment friendly?

(1) CNG

(2) Hydrogen

(3) Ethanol

(4) Biogas

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41. In which of the following arrangements a wider spectrum of ideas and issues may be made possible?

(1) Conference

(2) Symposium

(3) Research Article

(4) Workshop mode

42. A researcher attempts to evaluate the effect of method of feeding on anxiety - proneness of children. Which method of research would be appropriate for this?

(1) Ex-post-facto method

(2) Survey method

(3) Case study method

(4) Experimental method

43. Which of the following is susceptible to the issue of research ethics?

(1) Choice of sampling techniques

(2) Reporting of research findings

(3) Inaccurate application of statistical techniques

(4) Faulty research design

44. Which one of the following is a key behaviour in effective teaching?

(1) Instructional variety

(2) Questioning

(3) Using student ideas and contribution

(4) Structuring

45. From the list given below identify the learner characteristics which would facilitate teaching learning system to become effective. Choose the correct code to indicate your answer.

(a) Prior experience of learner

(b) Learner’s family lineage

(c) Aptitude of the learner

(d) Learner’s stage of development

(e) Learner’s food habits and hobbies

(f) Learner’s religious affiliation

Code:

(1) (a), (d) and (e)

(2) (b), (c) and (f)

(3) (a), (c) and (d)

(4) (d), (e) and (f)

46. Which of the following set of statements best represents the nature and objective of teaching and learning?

(a) Teaching is like selling and learning is like buying.

(b) Teaching is a social act while learning is a personal act.

(c) Teaching implies learning whereas learning does not imply teaching.

(d) Teaching is a kind of delivery of knowledge while learning is like receiving it.

(e) Teaching is an interaction and is triadic in nature whereas learning is an active engagement in a subject domain.

Code:

(1) (a), (b) and (c)

(2) (a), (b) and (d)

(3) (a), (d) and (e)

(4) (b), (c) and (e)

47. Which of the following research types focuses on ameliorating the prevailing situations?

(1) Action Research

(2) Experimental Research

(3) Fundamental Research

(4) Applied Research

48. In finalizing a thesis writing format which of the following would form part of supplementary pages?

(1) Conclusions of the study

(2) Bibliography and Appendices

(3) List of tables and figures

49. Assertion (A): All teaching implies learning.

Reason (R): Learning to be useful must be derived from teaching.

Choose the correct answer from the following:

(1) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(2) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

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

(4) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

50. On the basis of summative tests, a teacher is interpreting his/her students, performance in terms of their wellness life style evident in behaviour. This will be called:

(1) Norm - referenced testing

(2) Criterion - referenced testing

(3) Formative testing

(4) Continuous and comprehensive evaluation