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Q. 1 For organizing an effective teaching-learning system which of the following combinations of statements would reflect the most appropriate concern? Select from the code to indicate your answer.


(a) Determining what will be the intended learning outcome.

(b) Deciding as to what strategy and tactics will be used.

(c) Formally approving the academic qualifications of teachers.

(d) Determining the evaluation tool to be used.

(e) Deciding the size of the classroom.

(f) Assessing the prior academic experience of the learner.


(A) (c) , (d) , (e) and (f)

(B) (a) , (b) , (d) and (f)

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

(D) (a) , (c) , (d) and (e)

Q. 2 The paradigm of research which focuses on the development of professional expertise of the researcher-practitioner is called:


(A) Action research

(B) Pure research

(C) Qualitative research

(D) Applied research

Q. 3 Identify those stages/steps of research in which ethical considerations become relevant. Choose from the code to give your answer.


(a) Identifying and defining research question.

(b) Postulating relationships among variables to advance a solution.

(c) Collecting data through use of research tools.

(d) Defining the population and sampling procedure.

(e) Data analysis and procedure employed.

(f) Reporting procedure of findings/results.


(A) (a) , (b) and (c)

(B) (b) , (c) and (f)

(C) (c) , (e) and (f)

(D) (b) , (c) and (d)

Q. 4 In the two sets given below, Set - I provides the format of presentation and Set - Il gives the distinct features to go with them. Match the two sets and select from the code to indicate your answer.

Set -I

(Format of presentation)

(a) Thesis/dissertation

(b) Research paper

(c) Workshop

(d) Seminar

Set – II

(Distinctive features)

(i) Based on free-wheeling of ideas

(ii) Target oriented group-based reflection

(iii) Reflective deliberations based on specific themes

(iv) Presentation on a summary of research done

(v) Systematic prescribed format


(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)

(B) (i) (ii) (iii) (v)

(C) (iii) (i) (ii) (v)

(D) (v) (iv) (ii) (iii)

Q. 5 Which of the following statements best reflect the meaning and characteristics of research? Select from the code to give your answer.


(a) Research means challenging the status quo.

(b) Research is an endeavour to collect facts and information.

(c) Research is a synthesis of deductive and inductive processes.

(d) Research means proving one՚s assertions and beliefs.

(e) Research is a careful review of reported studies.

(f) Research is a critical and passionate search for knowledge.


A. (a) , (b) and (c)

B. (b) , (d) and (e)

C. (a) , (e) and (f)

D. (a) , (c) and (f)

Q. 6 In the two sets given below, Set - I specifies the methods of research while Set - Il describes the critical feature associated with a method of research. Match the two and select from the code to indicate your answer.

Set -I

(Research methods)

(a) Experimental method

(b) Ex post facto method

(c) Historical method

(d) Ethnographic method

Set - II

(Critical features associated)

(i) Generalizing to the population from a large sample

(ii) Establishing the patterns of events which have happened, through primary and secondary sources

(iii) Studying shared behaviour patterns

(iv) Establishing cause and effect through control

(v) Probing into the causal factors from the observed effects


(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (iv) (v) (ii) (iii)

(B) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(C) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)

(D) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

Q. 7 Which devices from the list given below will form part of formative evaluation? Give your answer by selecting from the code.


  1. Conducting a quiz session
  2. Giving multiple – choice type question in post – instructional sessions
  3. Giving a mastery test
  4. Providing corrective feedback during discussions
  5. Encouraging opportunity for metacognitive thinking
  6. Grading students performance on a five – point scale


  1. (a) , (b) and (c)
  2. (a) , (d) and (e)
  3. (d) , (e) and (f)
  4. (b) , (c) and (d)

Q. 8 In order to promote direct learning which of the following methods would be best suited?


  1. Project method
  2. Team teaching method
  3. Lecture with examples
  4. Discussion session

Q. 9 From the following list of learner characteristics identify those, which will be helpful in ensuring effectiveness of teaching. Select your answer from the code.


  1. Extent to which learner obeys the school system
  2. Learner՚s level of motivation
  3. Feelings of learners towards the social system
  4. Learner՚s interest in sports and games
  5. Prior experience of the learner
  6. Interpersonal relations of learners


  1. (a) , (c) and (e)
  2. (c) , (d) and (e)
  3. (a) , (b) and (c)
  4. (b) , (e) and (f)

Q. 10 Below are given a number of key behaviours as well as helpful behaviours of effectiveness of teaching based on research evidence. Identify those, which are key behaviours and indicate your answer by selecting from the code.

(a) Structuring through comments by the teacher in respect of what is to come.

(b) Questioning through content and process level questions.

(c) Lesson clarity implying the extent to which presentations are not involved.

(d) Probing which implies statements to encourage students to elaborate.

(e) Engagement rate devolved to learning when students are actually on task.

(f) Rate at which students understand and correctly comprehend assignments and exercises.


  1. (a) , (d) and (e)
  2. (b) , (c) and (d)
  3. (a) , (d) and (f)
  4. (c) , (e) and (f)

Read the following passage carefully and answer given below the questions:

One of the findings of the research into successful leadership is the fact that respect is always a two – way street. No matter how powerful you are, no matter what your experience, skills, and accomplishments, you will not be respected by others if you consistently treat them, disrespectfully. Friendliness that is, treating others politely and showing respect in them – is a way of showing your respect for other people, and in return, they respect you. If as a manager you are respected, your preventive maintenance strategy will be accepted as a sincere attempt to resolve problems rather than a mean – spirited attempt to cause problems.

As important as friendliness is, I want to make sure you are not mislead into believing that friendliness will replace or correct poor management. I have seen effective managers who didn՚t use this friendliness element but could have been more effective if they did use it. I have seen very friendly managers who were ineffective because they were not doing effective management things. In other words, managers who intervene effectively in a friendly way are always more effective than managers who intervene effectively in a non – friendly way. Maintaining a friendly relationship is another part of maintaining work performance. It also helps you avoid having people try to hurt you because they don՚t like you. It might save your life.

Q. 11 The central idea of the passage is:


  1. Friendliness is necessary for management.
  2. Friendliness avoids chances of feeling hurt.
  3. Friendliness improves work – ethos.
  4. Friendliness is a negative factor for management.

Q. 12 The preventive maintenance strategy used by a respected manager will mean to the subordinates:


  1. An attempt to become sincere
  2. An attempt to resolve problems
  3. An attempt to become mean – spirited
  4. An attempt to cause problems

Q. 13 The passage highlights which of the following feature of a successful leadership?


  1. Reciprocity of the leader
  2. Dependence of the leader
  3. Least concern for relationship by the leader
  4. Independence of the leader

Q. 14 What is reported in respect of successful leadership?


  1. Respect depends on experience of the leadership.
  2. Respect depends on the skills of the leadership.
  3. Respect depends on the accomplishments of the leader.
  4. Respect comes out of respect.

Q. 15 According to the passage friendliness in management terms implies:


  1. Making management effective
  2. Making management ineffective
  3. Replacing poor management
  4. Correcting ineffective management

Q. 16 ₹ were divided among a certain number of persons. Had there been 20 more persons, each would have got ₹ less. The original number of persons was:


Q. 17 In a certain code, LIFE is written as KMHJEGDF. How is WORD written in that code?



Q. 18 In communicating in a classroom situation which one of the following approaches will be considered most appropriate?


  1. Empathetic and pragmatic
  2. Assertive and conformist
  3. Personal and emulative
  4. Technical and domineering

Q. 19 The number of marble slabs of size cm × cm required to pave the floor of a square room of side meters is:


Q. 20 Given below are two premises with four conclusions drawn from them (taken singly or together) . Which conclusions are validly drawn? Select the correct answer from the code given below.

Premises: (i) All politicians are honest persons.

(ii) All honest persons are fair.

Conclusions: (a) Some honest persons are politicians.

(b) No honest person is politician.

(c) Some fair persons are politicians.

(d) All fair persons are politicians.


  1. (a) and (c) only
  2. (a) , (b) and (d) only
  3. (b) and (c) only
  4. (b) and (d) only

Q. 21 A teacher decides to form six groups of students and assigns a sub – theme to each group for discussion and reporting. Which kind of communication model will best describe his/her strategy in this regard?


  1. Transactional model
  2. Interactional model
  3. Horizontal model
  4. Linear model

Q. 22 In the sequence of number the term x is:


Q. 23 Which of the following is a powerful determinant for effective assertive communication whether written or spoken?


  1. ‘They’ messages
  2. ‘We’ messages
  3. ‘You’ messages
  4. ‘I’ messages

Q. 24 In terms of the relationship indicated below, which word will correctly pair to replace the question mark (?)

: Play:: ?

Sing: Song


(A) Act

(B) Field

(C) Scene

(D) Theatre

Q. 25 Five Persons Amit, Anil, Ajay, Atul and Anand live in a five storey building on different floors, Amit lives above Ajay but below Anand. Atul lives above Ajay but below Amit. Anil lives below Anand but above Atul. In which floor does Anil live?


  1. Third floor
  2. Fourth floor
  3. Either third floor or fourth floor
  4. Second floor