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Q. 26 In conveying the same meanings, which of the following is incongruous?

(A) Prosper

(B) Excite

(C) Flourish

(D) Thrive

Q. 27 Mr. Rajesh, his sister, his son, and his daughter are fond of golf and often play together. The following statements are true for all the four:

(a) The best player՚s twin and worst player are of the opposite sex.

(b) The best player and the worst player are of the same age.

Assuming that both twins are members of the group of four, who is the best player?

(A) Sister of Mr. Rajesh

(B) Son of Mr. Rajesh

(C) Mr. Rajesh

(D) Daughter of Mr. Rajesh

Q. 28 Which of the following constitute the paralanguage in communication?

Select from the code to indicate your answer?


(a) Pitch of the voice

(b) Internal noise

(c) External noise

(d) Use of pause

(e) Rate and volume of speech

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

(B) (b) , (c) and (d)

(C) (a) , (d) and (e)

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

Q. 29 Given below is a statement followed by three assumptions made from it. Which assumptions are implicit in the context of the given statement? Select the correct answer from the code given below.

Statement: ‘Smoking is injurious to health’ . – A warning printed on the cigarette packets.

Assumptions: (a) People read printed matter on a cigarette packet.

(b) People make careful note of a warning.

(c) Non-smoking promotes health.

(A) Only (b)

(B) Only (b) and (c)

(C) Only (a) and (b)

(D) Only (a)

Q. 30 Which of the following would influence the effectiveness of communication in classroom instruction in a critical way?

(A) Teaching aids used by the teacher while making presentation

(B) Teaching style preferred by the teacher while transacting

(C) Academic intelligence and personality characteristics of the teacher

(D) Subject knowledge of the teacher

Consider the following two tables (I and II) in which table I shows the percentage of students who joined and successfully completed the Ph. D. programme from the Universities A to G and table II shows the number of foreign Ph. D. students enrolled in the University C. These percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number. There are a total of Ph. D. students in the University C and a total of students successfully completed the Ph. D. programme from all the seven Universities together.

In accordance with the tables I and II, answer the questions that following below:

I: Students University-wise

Students University-Wise Table
Name of University of students who joined Ph. D. of students who successfully completed Ph. D. (out of 5700)

II: Foreign Ph. D. Students in University C

Students in University C Table
Foreign StudentsNumber of Ph. D. students in University C

Q. 31 What percentage of students in University C is that of foreign students?





Q. 32 Which University has the highest percentage of students who successfully completed the Ph. D. programme out of the students who joined that University?





Q. 33 What is the ratio of students who successfully completed the Ph. D. programme to the students who joined in the University G?





Q. 34 The number of students who completed the Ph. D. programme from Universities A and D together exceeds the number of students who joined the Universities C and E together, by:





Q. 35 In case, there are African students in University E, then approximately, what is their percentage in that University?





Q. 36 In the two sets given below, set-I specifies level in a water sample, while set – II provides observations. Match the two sets and indicate your answer from the code given below.

Set – I

( level in water sample)

(a) No is produced

(b) is produced and is small in quantity

(c) is produced and is medium in quantity

(d) is produced and is high in quantity

Set – II


(i) Dark black – high water pollution

(ii) No colour – clean water

(iii) Light black - low water pollution

(iv) Black – moderate water pollution


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

  1. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
  2. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
  3. (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
  4. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

Q. 37 Mohan tells his friends, Sohan (sohan@gmail. com) , Rohan (rohan@yahoo. com) and John (john@gmail. com) , date of his birthday party through an email as shown below:

Table Content Date of His Birthday Party through an Email as Shown
To: sohan@gmail. com

Cc: rohan@yahoo. com

Bcc: john@gmail. com

Subjects: My birthday party is on 15 - 01 - 2019

Hello all,

Call me if you can come.


Which of the following cannot be derived from this email?

(A) Sohan knows that Rohan receives the email.

(B) Rohan knows that John receives the email.

(C) John knows that both Sohan and Rohan receive the email.

(D) Sohan knows that the birthday party will be held on 15 - 01 - 2019.

Q. 38 Using a word processing software, an image on page two of a document is to be repeated on page four of the same document. Which of the following would enable this to happen?

(A) Format and Replace

(B) Find and Replace

(C) Copy and Paste

(D) Cut and Paste

Q. 39 For promoting Human Value through programmes of the University System in India, which of the following activities have great potential?

(A) Lectures by experts

(B) Association of NGOs

(C) Inviting dignitaries/heads from national level organization.

(D) Mentoring by senior faculty members

Q. 40 There are two sets given below. Set – I specifies the IT related acronyms, while Set – II indicates their functions. Match the two and give your answer by selecting the appropriate code.

Set – I


(a) CPU

(b) RAM

(c) ROM

(d) LCD

Set – II


(i) Type of technology used on a flat – screen monitor.

(ii) Controls all the functions performed by the computer՚s other components.

(iii) Temporary storage, also known as primary storage.

(iv) Permanent storage that is not erased when the computer՚s power is turned off.


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

(A) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

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

(C) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

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

Q. 41 Which of the following statements are indicative of the vision of Blue – Revolution? For your answer select from the code:


(A) Promoting development of Botanical Gardens.

(B) Creating an enabling environment for the full potential of fisheries in the country.

(C) Improving the income status of fish farmers keeping in view the sustainability concerns.

(D) Encouraging scientific research in forestry to increase the vegetation cover.

(E) Promoting integrated development of fisheries of the country.

(F) Undertaking research in new areas like marine finfish.


(A) (b) , (c) and (e)

(B) (b) , (c) and (a)

(C) (a) , (d) and (f)

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

Q. 42 Which organization in India overseas the functioning and quality aspect of teacher education programmes?


(A) Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

(B) National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)

(C) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

(D) University Grants Commission (UGC)

Q. 43 The gap between those individuals in a society who are computer literate and have access to information resources like the Internal and those who do not, is referred to as the …


(A) Information overload

(B) Digital divide

(C) ICT divide

(D) Terabyte divide

Q. 44 Which of the following statement correctly describe the functions/status of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration a deemed to be University?


(a) Capacity building and research in planning and management of education

(b) Educational planning and administration

(c) Fully maintained by the Government of India like any Central University

(d) A Statutory Institute of Educational Planning and Administration

Select the correct answer from the code given below:


(A) (a) and (b)

(B) (b) and (d)

(C) (a) and (d)

(D) (a) and (c)

Q. 45 Below are given two sets. Set – I mentions the types of pollution, while Set – II indicates their source. Match the two sets an selects your answer from the code.

Set – I

(Pollution Type)

(a) Air

(b) Land

(c) Water

(d) Noise

Set – II


(i) Point and non – point source such as discharges from industries etc.

(ii) Industries thermal power plants and motor vehicles emissions.

(iii) Roadway, aircraft, industrial as well as high intensity sonar.

(iv) Over use of chemical fertilizers.


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

  1. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
  2. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
  3. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
  4. (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

Q. 46 Which of the following, activity/programme in a University aims at value education in a holistic frame?


(A) Fine Arts and Musical Concerts

(B) National Cadet Corps (NCC)

(C) Yoga Education and Wellness Centers

(D) Inter – University Competitions

Q. 47 Which of the following bodies/units in a University has a statutory function to perform?

(A) Board of Management

(B) Finance Committee

(C) Research Degree Committee′

(D) Board of Studies

Q. 48 Which of the following provisions are directly covered in the Environment Protection Act, 1986?

(A) Protection and conservation of forest and matters connected therewith

(B) Protection and safety of wild animals, birds, and plants and for matters connected therewith

(C) Protection and improvement of quality environment and preventing, controlling, and abating environmental pollution

(D) Prevention and control of water pollution

Q. 49 In the context of a School/University which of the following aspects of environment determine the academic ethos?

(A) Patterns of human relations as evident in workplace

(B) Latest lab equipment

(C) Attractive physical campus

(D) Well – equipped lecture halls

Q. 50 In computer terminology which of the following best describes a devices driver?

(A) Software that allows the user to control the operating system

(B) Hardware that allows interaction between peripheral devices and the operating system

(C) Hardware that allows the user to control the operating system

(D) Software that allows interaction between peripheral devices and the operating system