UGC NET Paper II in Education { 2013 December - Previous Questions}

1. A common feature of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism is belief about

(A) the unreality of the world

(B) the existence of God

(C) the soul

(D) karma and rebirth

Answer: (D)

2. ‘Epistemology’ means

(A) stem cell research

(B) study of the nature of knowledge

(C) study of the nature of values

(D) study of the nature of the world

Answer: (B)

3. In Indian Philosophy ‘pramana’ means

(A) oath

(B) measurement

(C) assurance

(D) source of knowledge

Answer: (D)

4. Which of the following is the source material about the Jain way of life?

(A) Dhammapada

(B) Karma Kanda

(C) Tripitaka

(D) Tri-ratna

Answer: (D)

5. The Schools of Vedanta are

(A) Dharma, Artha and Moksa

(B) Advaita, Dwaita and Visishtadvaita

(C) Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism

(D) the orthodox and the heterodox

Answer: (B)

6. A researcher is interested in studying the flood victims. Which one of the following is a suitable sample selection method?

(A) Random Sampling

(B) Stratified Sampling

(C) Systematic Sampling

(D) Purposive Sampling

Answer: (D)

7. Match the Measurement Scales in List – I which can be used with appropriate Statistics in List – II:

List – I                                                                                    List – II

a. Nominal Scales                                                                    i. Geometric Mean

b. Ordinal Scales                                                                     ii. Frequency Distribution

c. Interval Scales                                                                     iii. Median & Rank Correlation

d. Ratio Scales                                                                        iv. Mean, SD & Correlations


        a b c d

(A) iv iii ii i

(B) i iii ii iv

(C) ii iii iv i

(D) i iv iii ii

Answer: (C)

8. Which one of the following tests can be used to examine the differences in Mathematics achievement of boys and girls?

(A) Correlational Test

(B) ‘t’ Test

(C) Chi-square Test

(D) Anova

Answer: (B)

9. There is a significant positive correlation between variables X and Y. This means that:

(A) X causes variation in Y.

(B) Y causes variation in X.

(C) X and Y vary together in opposite directions.

(D) X and Y vary together in the same direction.

Answer: (D)

10. “Education and Society are two mutually supporting systems, interconnected, that one cannot thrive in the absence of the other.” What is the reason?

(A) Education sustains society, preserves culture, ushers in new one and inculcates values.

(B) Education helps to do away with social divisions and produces leaders for governance.

(C) Education makes people self employable/employable.

(D) Education modernises and makes society civilized.

Answer: (A)

11. ‘Alienation’ as a widespread social problem was first highlighted by

(A) Idealism

(B) Pragmatism

(C) Marxism

(D) Realism

Answer: (C)

12. What is the subject matter of Educational Sociology?

I. Social Processes and Social Change

II. Social Behaviour and Social Control

III. Social Institutions and Social Problems

IV. Legislature, Executive and Judiciary


(A) I, II and III

(B) IV, I and II

(C) III, IV and I

(D) II, III and IV

Answer: (A)

13. What was the purpose of introducing the noon-meal scheme in primary schools?

(A) To keep primary teachers engaged.

(B) To increase enrolment in primary schools.

(C) To provide employment to cooks.

(D) To provide one square meal to children every day.

Answer: (B)

14. What does the term ‘Socialization” refer to?

(A) Participating in social service activities.

(B) Process of interaction among members of the society and transmitting values.

(C) Instructions given to people through mass media to keep society free from corruption.

(D) Advising people to bring up their children as socially responsible beings.

Answer: (B)

15. ‘Hinayana’ is the name of which School of Buddhism?

(A) Theravada

(B) Vajrayana

(C) Tantric

(D) Esoteric

Answer: (A)

16. ‘Coherence’ is the criterion of truth is

(A) Existentialism

(B) Idealism

(C) Marxism

(D) Naturalism

Answer: (B)

17. ‘Metaphysics’ means

(A) a branch of Physics

(B) exploring the nature of ultimate reality

(C) Physics of metals

(D) Physics of weather

Answer: (B)

18. The two basic divisions in Schools of Indian Philosophy are

(A) Vedanta and Buddhism

(B) Advaita and Dwaita

(C) Theistic and Atheistic

(D) Orthodox and Heterodox

Answer: (D)

19. The ultimate goal of education in Jainism is

(A) Non-violence

(B) Renunciation

(C) Liberation

(D) Philanthropy

Answer: (C)

20. The ceremony of initiation of education in Buddhism is called

(A) Vidyarambam

(B) Upanayanam

(C) Pabajja

(D) Uparampada

Answer: (C)

21. Researcher intends to ascertain the attitude of adolescents towards modernization, which one of the following tools is an appropriate one?

(A) Projective Technique

(B) Interview

(C) Likert Scale

(D) Sociometry

Answer: (C)

22. Which of the following is incorrect as a measure of dispersion?

(A) Quartile Deviation

(B) Range

(C) Standard Deviation

(D) Sampling Error

Answer: (D)

23. A researcher prepared a report based on the interviews of 25 people. Under which category, this research can be placed?

(A) Quantitative

(B) Qualitative

(C) Historical

(D) Scientific

Answer: (B)

24. The Right to Education Act recently passed by our Parliament is an extension of the following article of our Constitution

(A) 13

(B) 15

(C) 45

(D) 55

Answer: (C)

25. Which of the following are essentially required on the part of the teacher for developing intercultural understanding in children?

I. Possession of knowledge of various cultures and subcultures.

II. Being progressive and openminded

III. Being pious and religious

IV. Classroom communication skills

Choose the correct answers from the given options.


(A) I and II

(B) II and III

(C) III and IV

(D) IV and I

Answer: (D)

26. What is the striking contrast between “acclimatization” and “naturalization”?

I. Acclimatization is adjusting to the external environment.

II. Acclimatization is changing the room temperature and air circulation using appliances.

III. Naturalization is change of attitude as required by the new context.

IV. Acclimatization is external and Naturalization is internal.

Choose the correct answers from the given options.


(A) I, II and III

(B) II, III and IV

(C) III, IV andü I

(D) IV, I andü II

Answer: (C)

27. Introspection method lacks in

(A) Reliability

(B) Validity

(C) Objectivity

(D) All the above three

Answer: (D)

28. Which of the following thinkers said ‘Literacy itself is not education, literacy is only a means to education’?

(A) J. Krishnamurti

(B) Swami Vivekananda

(C) Sri Aurobindo

(D) Mahatma Gandhi

Answer: (D)

29. Which teaching method was evolved by Naturalism?

(A) Heuristic Method

(B) Playway Method

(C) Scientific Method

(D) Project Method

Answer: (B)

30. Choose the correct or the best answer among the following:

‘Philosophy’ means

(A) Consoling oneself while facing disappointments in life.

(B) A form of religion.

(C) Attempt to find answer to fundamental and ultimate questions.

(D) Sophisticated arguments.

Answer: (C)

31. The most ascetic School of Indian Philosophy is

(A) Buddhism

(B) Jainism

(C) Vedanta

(D) Sankhya

Answer: (B)

32. The number of Savants [Thirthankaras] in the Jain tradition is

(A) 10

(B) infinite

(C) 24

(D) 100

Answer: (C)

33. ‘Vinaya Pitaka’ deals with

(A) rules of conduct for the Buddhist Samga

(B) rules for polite behaviour for Jain monks

(C) rules for polite behaviour for Hindu Sannyasins

(D) Emperor Ashoka’s Edicts

Answer: (A)

34. Which one of the following is the stable measure of dispersion?

(A) Range

(B) Quartile Deviation

(C) Average Deviation

(D) Standard Deviation

Answer: (D)

35. The method of drawing conclusions based on the observation of each and every instance of a population is called

(A) Scientific Method

(B) Deductive Method

(C) Inductive Method

(D) Dialectic Method

Answer: (C)

36. Positivistic research approach was advocated by

(A) Francis Bacon

(B) Stanley & Compbell

(C) Auguste Comte

(D) Babbit

Answer: (C)

37. Something written in a holy book is held to be true by readers. This method of acquiring knowledge is termed as the method of

(A) Tenacity

(B) Authority

(C) Intuition

(D) Science

Answer: (B)

38. A class teacher administered Thematic Apperception Test to a group of students to assess their

(A) Achievement

(B) Awareness

(C) Personality

(D) Attitude

Answer: (C)

39. A class teacher asked all his students to take a test only as and when each one of them mastered the theory of Gravitation. This is an example of

(A) Norm Referenced Test

(B) Feasibility Test

(C) Summative Test

(D) Criterion Referenced Test

Answer: (D)

40. When a non-directional hypothesis is stated, the test of significance would be

(A) One tailed

(B) Two tailed

(C) Both (A) and (B)

(D) None of the above

Answer: (B)

41. The critical difference between naturalism and pragmatism is in the importance accorded to

(A) aims

(B) methods

(C) social context

(D) evaluation

Answer: (A)

42. What are the checks and balances available in society for regulating social behaviour of people?

I. Mores, Folkways and Institutions

II. Enacted Laws and Punishments

III. Meditation and Prayer

IV. Reading religious books

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below:


(A) I and II

(B) II and III

(C) III and IV

(D) IV and I

Answer: (A)

43. What is meant by ‘Culture’?

(A) Complex whole of what man has achieved as being a member of the society.

(B) Sophistication in dress, food, etc.

(C) Civilization marked by the use of modern electric home appliances

(D) Using of computers, mobile phones, internet, etc.

Answer: (A)

44. What is the objective of the Integrated Child Development Services?

I. Improving nutrition and health status of children upto 6 years.

II. Reducing child mortality rate in the country.

III. Providing quality primary education to children.

IV. Providing healthcare centres to take care of children’s health.

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below:


(A) I and II

(B) II and III

(C) III and IV

(D) IV and I

Answer: (A)

Read the passage and answer from question Nos. 45 to 50:

“Every day, day after day, we see men and animals dying. But each man thinks he is going to live on forever. What can be more surprising than this?” So goes a passage in the Mahabharata. All religions are attempts to help man come to terms with death. Swami Vivekananda said, ‘so long as death is there religion will be there’.

However, it is common knowledge that very pious people are as much afraid of death as the no so pious. Gal Bellow, a Nobel Laureate in literature said, “The tragedy of civilization consists in the refusal of the doomed creature to die.” Jostling for space in the annals of history is an attempt to grapple with mortality. However, Norman O. Brown in his scholarly treatise, ‘Life against Death : A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of History’ concludes that the survival of mankind into the future urgently requires that we cultivate in every oncoming generation a consciousness that is willing and ready to die.

This is squarely a challenge for educational research. We must develop a curriculum that will enable every individual follow the ebb and flow of the clan vital in the parabola of the life cycle, savour the joys of sex in the waxing phase of the parabola and mellow with it in the waning phase.

45. According to the Mahabharata what is most surprising?

(A) People dying

(B) Animals dying

(C) Animals and people living

(D) Failure to accept death is inevitable for everyone

Answer: (D)

46. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

(A) Religions attempt to help us accept death.

(B) Religions attempt to help us to live properly and die properly.

(C) Religions succeed in helping every one of their followers to accept death when the time comes.

(D) Death is there only because of religion.

Answer: (C)

47. The tragedy of civilization consists in

(A) death

(B) facilitates that increase life expectancy

(C) increase in population

(D) desire of human beings to live on forever

Answer: (D)

48. “Jostling for space in the annals of history” means

(A) struggling for lasting frame

(B) writing history books

(C) trying to get into spacecrafts

(D) trying to become a wrestler

Answer: (A)

49. What do you think Norman O. Brown’s book is about?

(A) Life

(B) Death

(C) History

(D) Struggle between life and death

Answer: (D)

50. The essential message of this passage is best expressed as

(A) Celebration of living

(B) Celebration of dying

(C) Parabola of the life cycle

(D) Learning-to-Be and Not-to-Be

Answer: (D

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