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NTA (UGC) NET December 2002 (Memory Based Paper I)

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Important Note. This paper comprises around fifty (50) multiple-choice questions, each question will be of two (2) marks. Attempt all.

  1. There are six villages A, B, C, D, E and F. F is 1 km west of D B is 1 km east of E A is 2 km north of E C is 1 km east of A D is 1 km south of A Which of these villages are in a line?
    1. A, C and B
    2. A, D and E
    3. C, Band F
    4. E, Band D
  2. Consider the Table given. On the basis of this Table, one could conclude that ‘X’ is proportional to?
    1. (Y + Z)
    2. YIZ
    3. (Y-Z)
    4. Y-Z
  3. Four persons. A, B, C and D had fruits from an open-air fruit stall. ‘A’ took grapes and pineapple; ‘B’ ate grapes and oranges; ‘C’ took orange, pineapple and apple; ‘D’ ate grapes, apple and pineapple. After taking fruits, B and C were taken ill. The most likely cause of illness of B and C is the consumption of?
    1. apple
    2. pineapple
    3. grapes
    4. orange
  4. The given histogram shows the frequency distribution of height (the number of students in the given height range) of 30 students in a class. Which of the following statements based on this histogram is/are correct? X 1 Y Z 20 10 5 30 25 3 45 15 120 125 130 − 35 140 145 150 Height in cm
    1. The height of most of the students is between 135 cm and 140 cm.
    2. There are only two students whose heights are between 120 cm and 125 CM
    3. Fifty percent of the students have their heights between 130 cm and 140 cm. Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:
      1. 1 and 2
      2. 2 and 3
      3. 1 and 3
      4. 2 alone
  5. Two one-rupee coins are placed flat on a table. One coin ‘A’ is rotated around the periphery of the other coin ‘B’ without slipping, till the original point of contact between the coins returns to its initial position The number of rotations made by coin ‘A’ in a fixed friction is?
    1. 2
    2. 4
    3. 3
    4. 1
  6. Five persons, a professor A, an IAS Officer B, an Engineer C, a Politician D and a Doctor E live in five flats. The flats are built in such a manner that one is on top of another, as one would see in a five-storey building ′ A ′ has to go up to meet his friend ′ B ′ ′ E ′ is friendly with everyone and has to go up as frequently as to go down. ′ C ′ above whose flat lives ′ A ′ s friend. From the ground floor upwards, the correct sequence of the location of the flats of these persons is?
    1. C, A, B, E, D
    2. A, C, E, B, D
    3. B, C, A, E, D
    4. A, D, E, C, B
  7. Which one of the given inferences can be drawn from the statements given above? Consider the following statements regarding cars parked at a parking lot?
    1. All the Maruti cars parked here are white.
    2. Some of these cars have radial tyres.
    3. All Maruti cars manufactured after 1986 have radial tyres.
    4. All cars are not Marutis.
      1. Only white Maruti cars with radial tyres are parked here
      2. Some white Maruti cars with radial tyres are parked here
      3. Cars other than Maruti do not have radial tyres
      4. Most of the Maruti cars parked here were manufactured before 1986.
  8. The graph shown in the figure relates to sales figures in thousands of TV sets of a particular company for the period 1990 − 97. On the basis of this graph, which of the following inferences would be valid?
    1. TV sales increased constantly from ‘0 to’ 3.
    2. Sales did not improve in ‘3-’ 5.
    3. There was a sharp drop in sales in ′ 5 − 96
    4. Sales are not likely to improve from ′ 7 onwards.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1,2, 3 and 4
    2. 2 and 4
    3. 1,3 and 4
    4. 1,2 and 3
  9. The monthly income of a family is ₹ 3000.20 % of it is spent on children՚s education. Out of the balance, 15 % is spent on house rent and from what is left, 50 % is spent on provisions. Then which of the following statements would be true?
    1. The amount spent on children՚s education is ₹ 600.
    2. The amount spent on house rent is ₹ 450.
    3. The amount spent on provisions is ₹ 1020
    4. The family has ₹ 1020 per month for other expenses.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1,2, 3 and 4
    2. 1,3 and 4
    3. 2 and 4
    4. 1 and 3
  10. Who is legally competent under the Indian Constitution to declare war or conclude peace?
    1. The President
    2. The Prime Minister
    3. The Council of Ministers
    4. The Parliament
  11. The Road Ahead is a book written by?
    1. Jyoti Basu
    2. L K Advani
    3. Bill Clinton
    4. Bill Gates
  12. Which year shows the maximum percentage of export with respect of production?
    1. 1992
    2. 1993
    3. 1996
    4. 1995
  13. The population of India in 1993 was?
    1. 800 million
    2. 1080 million
    3. 985 million
    4. 900 million
  14. If the area under tea production was less by 10 % in 1994 than 1993, then the approximate rate of increase in productivity of tea in 1994 was?
    1. 97.22
    2. 3
    3. 35
    4. Cannot be determined
  15. The average proportion of tea exported to the tea produced over the period is?
    1. 0.87
    2. 0.47
    3. 0.48
    4. 0.66
  16. What is the first half decade՚s average per capita availability of tea?
    1. 457 gms
    2. 535 gms
    3. 446 gms
    4. 430 gms
  17. In which year was the per capita availability of tea minimum?
    1. 1996
    2. 1994
    3. 1991
    4. None of these
  18. In which year was there minimum percentage explosion can make a rapid progress? of export with respect to production?
    1. 1991
    2. 1992
    3. 1993
    4. 1994
  19. In which year we had maximum quantity of tea for domestic consumption?
    1. 1994
    2. 1991 population explosion can make a rapid
    3. 1993
    4. 1996 proqress.


Each of the following incomplete arguments is followed by four sentences. One of the four completes the argument in order to justify the conclusion. Pick that out:

  1. India cannot make a rapid progress because India has a problem of population boom-
    1. No country with population explosion can make a rapid progress.
    2. Only a country without population.
    3. Some countries with population problem cannot make a rapid progress.
    4. All countries which have a problem ofpopulation explosion can make a rapid proqress.
  2. Man learns with the experience as he has initiative by nature-
    1. Some persons who take initiative by nature learn through experience.
    2. All who have initiative by nature learn through experience.
    3. None who has initiative by nature learns through experience.
    4. Only few with initiative learn through experience.
  3. We have now to fight for peace with some courage and determination as we fought against aggression-
    1. Many are fighting for peace who have fought against aggression.
    2. All those who have fought against aggression should fight for peace
    3. Some who are fighting for peace have fought against aggression.
    4. None is fighting for peace who have fought for aggression.
  4. Whom the gods love dies young-
    1. Many die young who are gods.
    2. Few die young who are gods
    3. some who are loved by the gods die young
    4. all those who love the gods die young
  5. Education has produce a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth readlng-
  6. If the ratio of boys to girls in a class is B and the ratio of girls to boys is G, then 3 (B + G) is-
    1. equal to 3
    2. less than 3
    3. more than 3
    4. less than
  7. Tea worth ₹ 126 per kg and ₹ 135 per kg are mixed with a third variety in the ratio 1: 1: 2. If the mixture is worth ₹ 153 per kg the price of the third variety per kg will be-
    1. ₹ 169.50
    2. ₹ 170
    3. ₹ 175.50
    4. ₹ 180
  8. The average of 11 numbers is 10.9. If the average of the first six numbers is 10.5 and that of the last six numbers is 11.4, then the middle ( 61st ) number is-
    1. 11.5
    2. 11.4
    3. 11.3
    4. 11.0
  9. there are 30 students in a class. The average are of the first 10 student is 12.5 years. The average are of the next 20 student is 13.1 years. The average age of the whole class is-
    1. 12.5 years
    2. 12.7
    3. 12.8
    4. 12.9 years
  10. the perimeter of one face of cube is 20 cm. Its volume must be-
    1. 8000 cm3
    2. 100 cm3
    3. 125cm3
    4. 400 cm3
  11. the number of revolutions made by a wheel of diameter 56 cm in covering a distance of 1.1 km is (use p = ) -
    1. 31.25
    2. 56.25
    3. 625
    4. 62.5


Read the passage carefully and answer the questions based on them:

Passage 1

The world of computer enthusiasts is in the grip of an ethical crisis should copmuter viruses be defined as a life form? will consensus-building agencies take up the case for virus rights, protest the death penalty, demand that their clents be set apart in enclaves? None of this is beyond the bound of probabilty, considering the pitch of the debates that rage on the internet, the global computer network set up 30 years ago by the US defence research establishment. A new society is coming to birth in virtual reality; one is easily seduced into forgetting that these bizarre events are taking place inside a Xerox corporation computer at Palo Alto, California. If the science fiction of the 30s gave the world the concept of the Cyborg, a creature half human and half-computer, the Internet today seems poised on the verge of the Cyborg. If a recent case is any indication, the simple etiquette which has so far governed social behaviour among Internet users will no longer suffice to administer this electronic Wild West. That solecisms in the world՚s latest frontier of society have attained a real-world level of scandal is obvious from the manner in which, earlier this year, an electronic intruder broke into a conversation among female users and aimed obscene visuals at them. This raised a storm of outrage. People who are using the internet first bombarded his electronic mail box with rebukes and then had him expelled. The issue leads into uncharted philosophical territory: In virtual space, can one deterenine where the body ends and mind begins? At what point do word and image translate as act? Human society seems to possess a reverse Midas touch, contaminating every system it comes into contact with. The day is not distant when all the vicious impulses of the real world will have colonised virtuality and another Utopia will have gone down the chute.

  1. The central idea being followed in the passage is:
    1. the danger posed by viruses to Internetusers
    2. the status of sanctity of computer information routes.
    3. the degrading moral standards of our Society
    4. the role of morality its the formation of computer information highways
  2. The term chute in the passage specifically refers to-
    1. the concept of the Cyborg
    2. the science fiction of the 30s.
    3. a creature half human and half computer of the science fiction of the 30s-
    4. none of the above:
  3. The term “solecisms” is used to put focus on-
    1. the basic codes of ethical conduct
    2. breach of protocol
    3. the role of virus affected information
    4. none of the above


The difference between various kinds of writing is not so much dependent on the writing itself, but in the way we look at it and also in the way the author wished us to look at it; but we often know very little about that. Literary forms do not exist outside our minds. When we read anything, no matter what-a description of a scientific experiment, a history book, a ballad or a novel-in so far as we pay attention only to what things are happening one after another to something or somebody, it is a story; in so far as we read it only to learn the way in which something or someone behaves in different situations, it is science; in so far as we read it only to find out what has actually happened in the past, it is history People often ask what is the difference beaween poetry and prose. The only difference is: l the way the writer looks at things. For instance, the novelist starts with a general idea in his mind; say that people are always trying to run from their responsibilities, and that escape only leaves them in a worse mess. Then he writes a story about what happened to Mr. And Mrs. Smith. He may never say, in so many words, that they tried to escape, never mention his idea, but this idea is the force that drives the story along. The poet hears the people discussing in his club about the sad story of Mr. And Mrs Smith. He thinks, ‘There is now, that՚s very interesting. They are just like everybody else; trying to get around life. it՚s like those sailors who tried to get to India by the Northwest Passage On they go, getting farther and farther into the ice, miles from home. Why, that՚s a good idea or a poem.’ He writes a poem about explorers, he may never mention Mr. And Mrs. Smith at ail. The novelist then goes from the general to the particular, the poet from the particular to the general, and you can see this also in the way they use words. The novelist uses words with their general meaning, and uses a whole lot of them to build up a specific effect: His character. The poet uses words with their specific meanings and puts them together to give a general effect: His ideas. Actually, of course, nearly all novels and all poems except very short ones have both ways of looking at things in them e. g. Chaucer՚s Canterbury Tales is more like a novel in verse; Mefville՚s Moby Dick is more like a poem in prose. All agrees that one way is typical of the novelist and the other of the poet.

  1. A suitable title of this passage is-
    1. Of Poets and Novelists
    2. Of Poetry
    3. Of Novels
    4. Of Literature
  2. As per the author-
    1. Each person reads a particular piece readers of writing with the same motive.
    2. Every person has a different motive in reading a particular piece of writing.
    3. Some pieces of writing are not read by people at all.
    4. None of the above:
  3. One piece of writing can be differentiated from the other by:
    1. the difference in the author՚s style of writing.
    2. the difference in the reader view toward the writings.
    3. the way the meaning has been used.
      1. 1 only
      2. 2 only
      3. 3 only
      4. 1 & 2
  4. The most crucial difference in the approaches of a novelist and a poet is that-
    1. The novelist moves from particular to general.
    2. The poet moves from general to particular.
    3. The poet general difference. Both
    4. There in no and the same.
  5. The novelist builds up
    1. characters
    2. ideas
    3. Both a and b
    4. Neither a nor b
  6. The poet builds up-
    1. characters
    2. ideas
    3. Both a and b
    4. Neither a nor b

    Directions Q. 43 to 47, Choose the pair of words which best expresses the relationship similar to that expressed in the capitalised pairs.

    1. modern: Times
    2. gradual: Degrees
    3. contemporary: Events
    4. repetitive: Steps
    1. animate: Feed
    2. conventional: Naive
    3. urbane: Remote
    4. birth: Demise
    1. endure: Imagine
    2. antithetical: Supportive
    3. unnatural: Noncommittal
    4. natural: Committal
    1. contemplate: Intimidate
    2. alleviate: Exacerbate
    3. probity: Fallacy
    4. susceptible: Desultory
    1. deluge: Droplet
    2. beach: Wave
    3. desert: Oasis
    4. rain: Puddle

Directions for Q. 48 to 50

Choose the correct ORDERED pair of statements, In which the first statement throws light towards the second and the two are logically consistent with the main statement.

  1. If our ancestors were monkeys, we would be anthropoids today-
    1. We are not anthropoids
    2. Our ancestors were monkeys
    3. We are anthropoids
    4. Our ancestors were not monkeys
      1. DA
      2. CB
      3. AB
      4. AD
  2. Task A, if ever accomplished; can transform our lives-
    1. Our lives have been transformed
    2. Our lives have not been transformed
    3. Task A has not been accomplished
    4. Task A has been accomplished
      1. CB
      2. BC
      3. AC
      4. AD
  3. Press either of the buttons X and Y and the drink will come out-
    1. The drink has come out
    2. Either X or Y has been pressed
    3. The drink has not come out
    4. Button Y has been pressed
      1. AB
      2. AD
      3. DA
      4. DC