UGC NET Exam Dec 2013 Paper 1 Solved - Part 1 [ CBSE NET-JRF Updates ]

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This is the first part of the UGC Paper 1 Dec 2013 multi-part series where we will discuss the answers for UGC NET exam five questions at a time. The paper this time was tricky. Examrace UGC Paper 1 Series (https://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Paper-I-Series.htm) would equip students to sail through this paper. 

The initial efforts for internet based communication was for

(A) Commercial communication

(B) Military purposes

(C) Personal interaction

(D) Political campaigns

Answer: (A)

The ARPANET was the precursor to the Internet which was primarily for educational research to connect the computing power (mainframes) of the major US universities. It was meant to create link between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Stanford Research Institute. Therefore, commercial communication is the closest match. However, none of the answers is exactly correct.  

The post-industrial society is designated as

(A) Information society

(B) Technology society

(C) Mediated society

(D) Non-agricultural society

Answer: (A)

Post-Industrial society aims at services, knowledge, information and networking. 

Internal communication within institutions done through

(A) LAN

(B) WAN

(C) EBB

(D) MMS

Answer: (A)

A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers in a limited area such as a home, school, computer laboratory, or office building. Local Area Network (LAN) helps to communicate within institutions.

Virtual reality provides

(A) Sharp pictures

(B) Individual audio

(C) Participatory experience

(D) Preview of new films

Answer: (C)

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-simulated environment that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. It helps to create a simulated 3-D world. It provides a participatory experience. 

The first virtual university of India

(A) Andhra Pradesh

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Uttar Pradesh

(D) Tamil Nadu

Answer: (B)

A virtual university provides higher education programs through electronic media, typically the Internet. In 1999, IGNOU launched the first virtual campus in India and delivered Computer and Information Sciences courses via the Internet. Mumbai University was the first in India to get Harvard-style virtual classroom in 2013 and therefore the correct answer is Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

- Published/Last Modified on: January 4, 2014