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Q-1 Which among the following is the correct set of four fundamental principles of Rabindranath Tagore՚s educational philosophy?


  1. Naturalism, Humanism, Internationalism, Idealism
  2. Humanism, Commercialisation, Urbanisation, Hinduism
  3. Globalisation, Localisation, Transformation, Capitalism
  4. Socialism, Spiritualism, Tourism, Commercialism

Q-2 Which method is appropriate to reduce random error?


  1. Select large sample size
  2. Administer the treatment in the same way every time
  3. Administer manipulation checks
  4. Administer the test after a gap of one week

Q-3 Qualitative researchers criticize quantitative research for its tendency towards:


  1. Obsession with creativity
  2. Emphasis on evidence
  3. Reductionism
  4. Focus on empiricism

Q-4 The four approaches to knowing answers to research questions, according to kerlinger, are:

  1. Method of tenacity
  2. Method of intuition
  3. Method of authority
  4. Method of science
  5. Method of creativity
  6. Method of non-functionality


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

Q-5 The construction of thought process, which includes remembering, problem solving and decision making, is called as:


  1. Psychology
  2. Pedagogy
  3. Andragogy
  4. Cognitive development

Q-6 Which of the following indicates the concept of Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is suggested by psychologist Lev Vygotsky?


  1. A learner learns effectively when it is supported with real life examples.
  2. Friends interaction is very important for proper development of child.
  3. What a learner can do with help and without help.
  4. A learner՚s brain develops faster in childhood.

Q-7 In relation to code of conduct in research, what does APA stand for?


  1. American Psychological Association
  2. Advanced Psychological Authority
  3. Australian Psychological Association
  4. Association of Psychological Assessments

Q-8 The field of study of the theory and practice of self-determined learning that focuses on the importance of knowing how to learn is known as:


  1. Pedagogy
  2. Andragogy
  3. Heutagogy
  4. Epistemology

Q-9 One way to measure the extent to which a measure is free of random error is to compute its:


  1. Experimenter՚s bias
  2. Demand characteristics
  3. Content validity
  4. Test-retest reliability

Q-10 The field of study dealing with methods and principles used in adult education is known as:


  1. Andragogy
  2. Gerontology
  3. Anthropology
  4. Pedagogy


Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 11 to 15.

For all the disagreement in the industry about the future of aviation, there is perfect accord on one point: There is going to be a lot more of it. The world՚s air passengers flew a combined 7.64 trillion kilometers in 2017. By 2037, that will rise to 18.97 trillion kilometers, with about 40 % of the increase happening within five intra-regional markets: China, India, North-America, Europe and South-east Asia. That is sparking a battle over the biggest bottleneck holding back this growth: airports. The governments that still own many of them should be more open to privatization to cover a $ 78 billion funding gap in needed capital investments. Airlines, Airport՚s biggest customers, see things differently. Costs at privatized terminals are higher and governments should be cautious about such actions in the interests of expanding the aviation sector as a whole. Privatising an airport does not necessarily make it more efficient. A study has found there was little difference between the performance of airports 100 % owned by commercially-oriented government corporations and those majority controlled by private businesses. The key is instead to avoid structures where the incentives for managers are confused or misaligned, such as where private companies are brought in as minority investors or where managers are essentially bureaucrats swayed by political imperatives. There is a better solution out there, but it is not likely to be very attractive to incumbent airlines, airports, or passengers enamoured of the current generation of gleaming terminals: build more, cheaper airports.

Q-11 What is the growth rate in aviation apart from the five intra-regional markets?


  1. 20 percent
  2. 10 percent
  3. 40 percent
  4. 30 percent

Q-12 Why should the governments be open to privatization of airports?


  1. To limit the government control of aviation industry
  2. Because there is a batter for growth
  3. Because they own many Airports
  4. For necessary capital

Q-13 Which of the following is the focal inference of the author in the passage?


  1. Growth of the aviation industry is distorted.
  2. Airports are not an obstacle to the growth of aviation industry.
  3. Government-owned airports are known for high performance.
  4. Private ownership of airports does not mean efficient management.

Q-14 How do airlines see the move for privatization of airports?

  1. Feel that costs are high
  2. Governments should be cautious
  3. Interest of the aviation sector is important
  4. It decentralizes the authority to control


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

Q-15 What is the key for making airports function efficiently?


  1. Recognise political imperatives of bureaucrats appointed as managers.
  2. Make private companies as minority shareholders.
  3. Avoid structures of confused incentives to managers.
  4. Provide misaligned incentives to managers.

Q-16 Given below are two premises (a) and (b) .

Four conclusions are drawn from them. Select the code that states validly drawn conclusion (s) [taking the premises individually or jointly] .


  1. Some women are teachers.
  2. All teachers are hard-working.


  1. All hard-working people are teachers.
  2. All teachers are not women.
  3. Some hard-working teachers are women.
  4. Some women are hard-working.


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

Q-17 ″ To slow a beast, you break its limbs.

To slow a nation, you break its people. ″

  • Identify the argument involved in the above:


  1. Analogical
  2. Inductive
  3. Demonstrative
  4. Deductive

Q-18 Ram said, “I am the only child of my mother” . Next he pointed to a boy and continued, “This boy is the husband of the grandchild of my mother” .

How is Ram related to the boy?


  1. Father
  2. Grandfather
  3. Father-in-law
  4. Brother-in-law

Q-19 Signs are considered as secondary products of:


  1. Semantic accuracy
  2. Message
  3. Channelisation
  4. Infotainment

Q-20 In a classroom, communication becomes effective when participants are:

  1. Active
  2. Empathetic
  3. Heterophilous
  4. Homophilous
  5. Silent
  6. Uncritical


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

Q-21 The next term in the letter series is: ME, KH, IK, GN, ________ is:


  1. CK
  2. EQ
  3. DF
  4. BD

Q-22 “The relation that exists between Premises and Conclusion is that of logical necessity” - is the case with which of the following arguments?


  1. Deductive
  2. Inductive
  3. Demonstrative
  4. Analogical

Q-23 The information seeking strategies of students are:

  1. Entropy-oriented
  2. Overt
  3. Non-functional
  4. Indirect
  5. Third party
  6. Testing


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

Q-24 The next term in the series is: 56, 40, 27,17, 10, ________


  1. 7
  2. 8
  3. 6
  4. 5

Q-25 Among the following statements, two are contradictory to each other. Select the code that represents them.


  1. All surgeons are doctors.
  2. Some surgeons are doctors.
  3. Some surgeons are not doctors.
  4. No surgeons are doctors.


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