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Q-1 When a reviewer reviews a research article without knowing the author՚s name, it is referred to as:


  1. Anonymous review
  2. Behind-the-curtain review
  3. Uncategorized review
  4. Blind review

Q-2 Which among the following best describes emotional intelligence as a learner characteristic?

  1. Recognise their own and other people՚s emotions
  2. Expressing their emotions strongly
  3. Use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour
  4. Good observation, scientific thinking and deductive reasoning
  5. Adjusting emotions to adapt to environments
  6. Being creative and open to diverse viewpoints


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

Q-3 In teaching learning context, results of an evaluation are useful to teachers in various ways. Which among the following is most important use for a teacher?


  1. To decide placement of students in other institutions.
  2. Planning instruction and knowing the effectiveness of the teaching strategies used by them.
  3. To identify home influence on students.
  4. Getting information about student՚s study interests.

Q-4 Which among the following can best be used as an asynchronous teaching aid?

  1. Skype
  2. Blog
  3. Facebook post
  4. Online chat
  5. Email
  6. Google Hangout


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

Q-5 The goal of formative assessment is to:


  1. Promote student to next level
  2. Monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback
  3. Compare student learning against a standard or benchmark
  4. Form a group of students on the basis of their learning

Q-6 In a school, in which there are large number of failures, you may like to develop test for elimination those who are likely to have substantial difficulties in meeting the academic goals of teaching. For this you need to develop test which should be able to predict the individual՚s ability or readiness to undertake the study of a school subject successfully. What is the name of such tests?


  1. Achievement tests
  2. Attitude tests
  3. Prognostic tests
  4. Analytical tests

Q-7 Poster sessions in research conferences provide better opportunities for:


  1. Focus group discussions
  2. Display of common interest
  3. Inter-personal interactions
  4. Formal speeches

Q-8 The characteristics of scientific method of research are:

  1. Empiricism
  2. Objectivity
  3. Systematic
  4. Secretive
  5. Security related
  6. Predictive


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

Q-9 In a research setting, participants may act differently because they think they are getting special attention. This reaction of treatment group to the special attention rather than the treatment itself is called as:


  1. Jung effect
  2. Marlov effect
  3. Attention deficit
  4. Hawthorne effect

Q-10 The kind of numbers which do not represent amounts but instead represent kind (different qualities, type or categories) are called as:


  1. Absolute
  2. Prime
  3. Nominal
  4. Ordinal


Read the passage carefully and answer questions 11 to 15:

Today, in the digital age, who owns information owns the future. In this digital world, we face a fundamental choice between open and closed. In an open world information is shared by all freely available to everyone. In a closed world information is exclusively owned and controlled by a few. Today, we live in a closed world a world of extraordinary and growing concentrations in power and wealth. A world where innovation is held back and distorted by the dead hand of monopoly; where essential medicines are affordable only to the rich , where freedom is threatened by manipulation, exclusion and exploitation; and each click you make, every step you take, they will be watching you. By contrast, in an open world all of us would be enriched by the freedom to use, enjoy and build on everything from statistics and research to newspaper stories and books, from software and films to music and medical formulae. In an open world, we would pay innovators and creators more and more fairly, using market-driven remuneration rights in place of intellectual property monopoly rights. As they have improved, digital technologies have taken on ever more of the tasks that humans used to do, from manufacturing cars to scheduling appointments. And in the next few decades, artificial intelligence may well be not only driving our cars for us but drafting legal contacts and performing surgery. On the face of it, we have much to gain it machines can spare us tedious or routine tasks and perform them with greater accuracy. The danger, through, is that robots run on information-software, data algorithms and at present the ownership of this sort of information is unequal and because it is protected by our closed system of intellectual property rights.

Q-11 How will an open world function?


  1. Information is controlled
  2. With limited choices
  3. Information is available to everyone
  4. Information is exclusive

Q-12 Which of these characteristics of a closed world?

  1. Concentration in power and wealth increases.
  2. Innovation is controlled.
  3. Only the rich have access to medicines.
  4. Freedom is manipulated.
  5. Information is shared by all.
  6. Creativity is recognized.


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

Q-13 What is the status if intellectual property rights in an open world?


  1. Medical formulae are restricted
  2. Replaced by remuneration rights
  3. Protected proprietorial rights
  4. They are monopoly rights

Q-14 What is the impact of digital technologies on the present day world?


  1. Human tasks are performed by machines.
  2. Mechanical accuracy is distorted.
  3. Creativity is sidelined.
  4. Tedious tasks see an upward trend.

Q-15 The crux of the passage contains the following statements:

  1. Digital technology is dangerous.
  2. Those who own information will own the future.
  3. Artificial intelligence will do the human tasks.
  4. Monopoly of digital technology has led to unequal ownership of information.
  5. Intellectual property rights should be protected in an open world.


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

Q-16 In which of the following instances, deductive argument is invalid?


  1. When its premises are true but conclusion is false.
  2. When its premises and conclusion are all true.
  3. When its premises are false and conclusion is true.
  4. When its premises and conclusion are all false.

Q-17 Ram said to shyam, “that girl playing with the doll, is the younger of the two daughters of my father՚s wife” .

How is the girl playing with the doll is related to Ram? Options:-

  1. Cousin
  2. Aunty
  3. Sister-in-law
  4. Sister

Q-18 In verbal communication, words act as:


  1. Symbols
  2. Fillers
  3. Decorative
  4. Passive barriers

Q-19 Given below are two premises with four conclusions drawn from them (taking singly or together) . Which of the following conclusions could be validity drawn from the premises?


  1. All cats are animals.
  2. Birds are not cats.


  1. Birds are not animals.
  2. Cats are not Birds.
  3. All animals are cats.
  4. Some animals are cats.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:


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

Q-20 The next term in the letter series DY, JX, OW, SV, VU, ________ is:


  1. WV
  2. XT
  3. YT
  4. XS

Q-21 The next number in the series 12, 15, 21,33, 57, ________ is:


  1. 105
  2. 97
  3. 95
  4. 107

Q-22 Among the following statements, two are contradictory to each other.


  1. All men are humans.
  2. Some men are humans.
  3. Some men are not humans.
  4. No men are humans.

Select the code that represents them:


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

Q-23 the challenging behaviours of students as related to communication are:

  1. Purposive challenges
  2. Critical challenges
  3. Procedural challenges
  4. Evaluation challenges
  5. Practicality challenges
  6. Power challenges


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

Q-24 Modern educational communication is described as:


  1. Non-distributive
  2. Un-approximate
  3. Teleologic
  4. Telescopic

Q-25 if FACE is coded as HCEG, then the code for HIGH will be:


  1. BEFB
  2. KHIK
  3. JKIJ
  4. ZXYZ