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Q-1 Which among the following is the best field of study to improve the ability of students to experiment and analyse?


  1. History
  2. Science
  3. Languages
  4. Economics

Q-2 A variable that is manipulated is known as:


  1. Dependent variable
  2. Control variable
  3. Independent variable
  4. Confounding variable

Q-3 Formulation of a research problem depends upon:

  1. What is the object behind the researcher՚s choice?
  2. What are the specific questions?
  3. What is the conceptual model?
  4. What negative factors to research upon?
  5. Reasons for unlimiting the study.
  6. Construction of hypotheses.


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

Q-4 Suppose as a teacher you are training your students in public speaking and debate. Which among the following is most difficult to develop among the students?


  1. Voice modulation
  2. Concept formulation
  3. Using/Selecting appropriate language
  4. Control over emotions

Q-5 Among the following which one is not an instructional material?


  1. Overhead projector
  2. Printed study guide
  3. Audio podcast
  4. YouTube video

Q-6 Artifacts that arise and affect the internal validity in research are:

  1. History
  2. Randomisation
  3. Maturity
  4. Instrumentation
  5. Experimental Mortality
  6. Matching


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

Q-7 The components of a research design are:

  1. Comparison
  2. Control
  3. Reactivity
  4. Manipulation
  5. Non-representativeness
  6. Generalisation


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

Q-8 The four major operations in scientific research are:

  1. Demonstration of co-variance
  2. Elimination of spurious relations
  3. Sequencing in terms of time-order
  4. Self-education
  5. Operationalisation of personal choice
  6. Theorisation


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

Q-9 Which among the following reflects best the quality of teaching in a classroom?


  1. Through the quality of questions asked by students in classroom
  2. Through observation of silence by the students in classroom
  3. Through full attendance in the classroom
  4. Through the use of many teaching aids in the classroom

Q-10 Which among the following is best advantage of Choice Based Credit System?


  1. Helping teacher to complete syllabus on time
  2. Shift in focus from teacher-centric to student-centric education
  3. Improving classroom attendance
  4. Reducing examination anxiety among students


Read the following passage carefully and answer question 11 to 15:

Singapore has long advocated for india to take up its role as an integral part of the region. It is gratifying to see how Asean-India relations have grown during the past 25 years. In 1991, when the cold war ended and india began its economic liberalization, Singapore saw an opportunity to deepen ties and build on its historical and cultural links with the Asian region. Singapore pushed for India to become a full Asean dialogue partner in 1995 and join the EAS in 1995 and since then, Asean-India ties have strengthened. All in all, around 30 platforms for co-operation exist, including seven ministerial dialogues and the Annual leader summit. However, there is scope for more and it is a must. For instance, there are tremendous opportunities in enhancing physical and digital connectivity between India and Asean. Asean is committed to strengthening land, air and sea linkages with India. These linkages will enhance people-to-people flows, as well as boost business, investment and tourism. The india-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway will connect India՚s Northeast to mainland Southeast Asia. While one can fly directly between India and several Asean countries, there is still much room to expand air links to support growing business and tourism. Beyond physical linkages, digital connectivity is the new frontier in the fourth industrial revolution. India has made great progress in innovation, start-ups and digital inclusion. There are opportunities to apply initiative such as Aadhaar in our region. E-commerce and FinTech are two other areas of potential collaboration. As an economic hub, Singapore can serve as a springboard to launch these ideas to Southeast Asia and beyond. India՚s role in Asean should be anchored by growing economic ties with Singapore. The economic integration involving 16 countries with one-third of global GDP and trade will create an integrated Asian market.

Q-11 Who can be India՚s launchpad for an integrated Asian market as per the passage?


  1. Southeast Asia
  2. Myanmar
  3. Singapore
  4. Thailand

Q-12 What prompted Singapore to opt for stronger ties with India?


  1. Economic liberalization in India
  2. End of Cold War
  3. Geo-political equations
  4. Historical past

Q-13 The areas of collaboration between India and Asean are:

  1. FinTech
  2. Aadhaar
  3. E-commerce
  4. Digital backwardness
  5. Trilateral highways
  6. Fourth Industrial Revolution


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

Q-14 What is needed to encourage tourism between India and Asean?


  1. Innovation
  2. Air links
  3. Start-ups
  4. Waterways

Q-15 the commitments of Asean with India is:


  1. More and more dialogues
  2. Offer political platforms
  3. Hold leadership summits
  4. Improving transport links

Q-16 Jenifer՚s father-in-law is my brother. Helen is a grand-daughter of my mother. How is Helen related to Jenifer?


  1. Daughter-in-law
  2. Mother
  3. Sister-in-law
  4. Sister

Q-17 Among the following there are two statements which can՚t be true together, but can be false together. Select the code that represents them.


  1. All poets are dreamers.
  2. No poets are dreamers.
  3. Some poets are dreamers.
  4. Some poets are not dreamers.


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

Q-18 Truth and falsity are attributes of:


  1. Debates
  2. Arguments
  3. Propositions
  4. Opinions

Q-19 if ABODE is coded as ADRHJ, then the code for AGRO will be:


  1. AVCD
  2. AIUS
  3. AIST
  4. AIVX

Q-20 Which one of the following can be validly inferred from the proposition- “All animals are wild” ?


  1. Some animals are not wild.
  2. No non-animals are wild.
  3. Some animals are wild.
  4. No animals are wild.

Q-21 The next term in the letter series DEF, HIJ, LMN, PQR, TUV, ________ is:


  1. YZA
  2. WXY
  3. WYZ
  4. XYZ

Q-22 IN the digital era, there is a fear that classroom communication may result in:


  1. Quick adaptation
  2. Stimulation
  3. Over-stimulation
  4. Passive adaptation

Q-23 The next term in the series 0, 1, 9,36, 100, ________ is:


  1. 225
  2. 196
  3. 216
  4. 164

Q-24 Under which of the conditions an argument may be valid? Select the correct answer from the code given below:


  1. When its conclusion and premises are true.
  2. Even when its conclusion and one or more of its premises are false.
  3. Only when its conclusion is true.


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

Q-25 Non-verbal communication is considered:


  1. Informal
  2. Precise
  3. Culture-free
  4. Formal