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Paper Analysis Dec-2019: Simple-Moderately Difficult Questions-Indian Philosophy

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8 Main Topics

  • Indian Philosophy

  • Modern Indian & Western Thinkers

  • Logic

  • Western Philosophy

  • Indian Ethics

  • Western Ethics

  • Socio-Pol : Indian

  • Socio Pol: Western

Simple-Moderately Difficult Questions - Indian Philosophy

1. Select the correct sequence of Astanga-Marga

  1. Samyak drshti, saymak samkalpa, samyak vac, samyak karmanta

  2. Samyak drshti, samyak vac, saymak samkalpa, samyak karmanta

  3. Samyak drshti, saymak samkalpa, samyak karmanta, samyak vac

  4. Saymak samkalpa, Samyak drshti, samyak vac, samyak karmanta


2. Select the court sequence :

  1. Trshna, upadana, bhava, jati

  2. Trshna, jati, upadana, bhava

  3. Upadana, jati, bhava, trshna

  4. Trshna, upadana, jati, bhava

Buddhism- Pratityasamutpada

3. Which one among the following is not citta bhumi as per Yoga philosophy

  1. Kshipta

  2. Vikshipta

  3. Niruddha

  4. Raga

Yoga-Citta Bhumi

4. The view that knowledge lights up the object of knowledge, the subject of knowledge and knowledge itself is supported by the school of

  1. Bhatta mimamsa

  2. Prabhakara mimamsa

  3. Samkhya

  4. Buddhism


5. List I

  1. Akhyativada

  2. Asatkhyativada

  3. Atmakhyativada

  4. Viparitakhyativada

List II

  1. Nagarjuna

  2. Vasabandhu

  3. Kumarila

  4. Prabhakara

Khyativada—Theory Of Error

6. Given below are some characteristics of God in Vaisesika school

  1. Samavayikarana of the world

  2. Nimittakarana of the world

  3. Paramatman

  4. Nimittakarana of the Vedas

Vaisesika- Metaphysics: Creation

7. Which one of the following is not included in Vedatrayi

  1. Rgveda

  2. Yajurveda

  3. Atharvaveda

  4. Samaveda

Vedic Upanishadic Worldview

8. Arthapatti is an independent pramana according to

  1. Ramanuja

  2. Sankara

  3. Madhva

  4. Upayana


9. Anumana according to carvaka cannot be a pramana because

  1. It is always incorrect

  2. It is sometimes incorrect

  3. It is dependent on pratyaksha

  4. Vyapti cannot be established


10. Which one among the following is not a mark of sathetu in nyaya epistemology ?

  1. Pakshasattva

  2. Vipakshasattva

  3. Sapakshasattva

  4. Abadhita visayatva

Nyaya Epistemology: Anumana

Modern Indian Thinkers

1. Match the following.

Set I

  1. Aurobindo

  2. Krishnamurti

  3. Radhakrishnana

  4. Maulana Azad

Set II

  1. India wins freedom

  2. Hindu view of life

  3. From darkness to light

  4. The problem of rebirth


2. Write the correct sequence regarding Sri Aurobindo’s concept of Triple Transformation

  1. Spiritual transformation, Psychic transformation, supramental transformation

  2. Psychic transformation, supramental transformation, Spiritual transformation

  3. Supramental transformation, Spiritual transformation, Psychic transformation

  4. Psychic transformation, Spiritual transformation, Supramental transformation

Sri- Aurobindo: Concept Of Triple Formation

3. Who among the following has said that, “ the infinite and the finite are one as song and singing are one”?

  1. Vivekananda

  2. Tagore

  3. Sri Aurobindo

  4. Gandhi

Tagore- Quote

Modern Western Thinkers

1. Beetle in a box, this analogy presented by Wittgenstein in his Philosophical Investigation pertains to

  1. Fideism

  2. Notion of Philosophy

  3. The picture theory

  4. Critique of Private Language

Wittgenstein- Critique of Private Language

2. Match the two lists

List I

  1. Sartre

  2. Nietzsche

  3. Kierkegaard

  4. William James

List II

  1. Fear and trembling

  2. Being and nothingness

  3. Varieties of religious experiences

  4. Genealogy of morals


3. The statement, “ war and courage have done greater things than charity” can be attributed to

  1. Nietzsche

  2. John Dewey

  3. Sartre

  4. Heidegger

Quote: Nietzsche

4. The idea of Transvaluation of Values is propounded by

  1. Moore

  2. Nietzsche

  3. Kierkegaard

  4. Sartre

Nietzche- Transvaluation of Values


1. The type of immediate inference in which subject and predicate terms are simply interchanged is called

  1. Conversion

  2. Obversion

  3. Contraposition

  4. Inversion

Logic-Immediate Inference

2. Which type of argument makes the claim that its conclusion is supported by its premises conclusively?

  1. Inductive

  2. Deductive

  3. Hypothetical Argument

  4. Indirect Proof

Difference Between Deductive And Inductive Argument


Universal Generalization

Universal Generalization

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Symbolic Logic-Universal Generalisation

4. The law of thought that asserts that, “ if any statement is true then it is true” is

  1. Principle of identity

  2. Principle of Non-contradiction

  3. Principle of excluded middle

  4. Principle of material implication

Laws of Thought

5. Proofs in propositional logic using the rules of inference are called

  1. Natural deduction

  2. Rules of inference

  3. Elementary valid argument

  4. Laws of thought

Rules of Inference

6. According to the traditional square of opposition if E is given as false then

  1. I am false, A is undetermined, and O is false

  2. I am false, A is undetermined, and O is undetermined

  3. I am true and A is true, and O is undetermined

  4. I am true , A is undetermined, and O is undetermined

Traditional Square of Opposition

Western Philosophy

1. Which one of the following is not a category of Understanding as per Kant

  1. Unity

  2. Limitation

  3. Affirmation

  4. Cause and effect

Categories: Kant

2. The doctrine of immortality of soul is upheld by which of the following pair

  1. Plato and gorgias

  2. Plato and socrates

  3. Plato and Pythagoras

  4. Plato and alFarabi

PYTHAGORAS- The Doctrine Of Immortality Of Soul

3. Which one of the following books is authored by Berkeley

  1. Enquiry concerning the Human understanding

  2. Principles of Human knowledge

  3. Essay concerning Human understanding

  4. Phenomenology of spirit

Literature: Berkeley

4. All knowledge is knowledge through concepts. This is a contention of which of the following philosophers?

  1. Anaximenes

  2. Socrates

  3. Protagoras

  4. Gorgias

Concepts & Percept’s : Socrates

5. Assertion: God as world, for Spinoza is Natura Naturata

Reason: God is Natura Naturals

Choose the correct option:

  1. Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A

  2. Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A

  3. A is true and R is false

  4. A is false and R is true

Spinoza: Concept of God / Nature

6. Which one of the following philosophical standpoints is acceptable to Plato?

  1. Ideas are illusionary

  2. Ideas are perfect and eternal

  3. Ideas change from moment to moment

  4. Ideas are contingent

Ideas: Plato

7. Match the following Lists

List I

  1. Apeiron

  2. Water

  3. Air

  4. Atoms

List II

  1. Thales

  2. Anaximander

  3. Democritus

  4. Anaximenes

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