Paper 3 has been removed from NET from 2018 (Notification)- now paper 2 and 3 syllabus is included in paper 2. Practice both paper 2 and 3 from past papers.

NTA NET Population Studies Paper 2 July 2016 Questions and Answers Part 1

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Q1. Critically low sex ratio at birth in some of the states of India is an indicator of

(1) Excess female mortality after birth

(2) Prenatal sex selection and abortion

(3) Change in genetic composition

(4) All of the above

Q2. Who among the following proposed Mobility Field Theory in the area of migration?

(1) Todaro

(2) Lee

(3) Raven stein

(4) S. Mukherji

Q3. Arrange the following bigger states in descending order (top to bottom) in terms of natural growth rate as shown in the SRS Bulletin September – 2014.

i. Bihar

ii. Uttar Pradesh

iii. Rajasthan

iv. Madhya Pradesh

Choose the Correct Option

(1) iv, iii, ii, i

(2) i, ii, iii, iv

(3) iii, iv, ii, i

(4) ii, i, iv, iii

Q4. Choose the correct combination of sources of fertility data from the following:

i. Vital Registration system

ii. The National Periodic Census

iii. National Sample Survey

iv. National Family Health Survey

Choose the Correct Option

1) i, ii, iii

2) ii, iii, iv

3) i, ii, iv

4) iv, iii, i

Q5. Assertion (A): Substantial public investment in health and education is key to achieve sustainable human development.

Reason (R): Rising inequality due to low public investment slower advances in human development.

Choose the Correct Option

1) (A) is true, (R) is true and (R) may be possible explanation of (A).

2) (A) is true, (R) is true, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).

3) (A) is true, (R) is false.

4) (A) is false, (R) is true.

Q6. Assertion (A): Education, healthcare, social protection and legal empowerment enable poor people to participate in national growth.

Reason (R): Growth is influenced by greater equity among various population groups.

(1) (A) is true, (R) is true and (R) may be possible explanation of (A).

(2) (A) is true, (R) is true, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).

(3) (A) is true, (R) is false.

(4) (A) is false, (R) is true

Q7. Who among the following is acclaimed as the “Father of Demography”?

(1) John Graunt

(2) Sir William Petty

(3) Edmund Halley

(4) Thomas R. Malthus

Q8. According to Peterson’s Typology of Migration match the following items in List – I with items in List – II:

According to Peterson’s Typology of Migration match the following items in List – I with items in List – II

List – I (Relation)

List – II (Migratory Force)

a. Nature and Man

i. Migration Policy

b. State and Man

ii. Ecological Push

c. Man and his norms

iii. Social Momentum

d. Collective Behaviour

iv. Higher Aspirations

(1) ii, i, iv, iii

(2) i, ii, iii, iv

(3) iii, iv, i, ii

(4) iv, iii, ii, i

Q9. What are the non-sampling errors in demographic research? Select the correct combination.

i. Data specification being inadequate and inconsistent with respect to the objective of the survey.

ii. Errors due to location of units and actual measurement of characteristics.

iii. Faulty demarcation of sampling units.

iv. Lack of trained and qualified investigators and inadequate supervising staff.

Choose the Correct Option

(1) i, ii, iii

(2) i, iii, iv

(3) i, ii, iv

(4) iii, ii, iv

Q10. Which of the following is not a Sustainable Development Goal declared by the United Nations?

(1) Reduce by half the proportion of people whose income is less than US $ 1 (per day).

(2) Ensue healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all the ages.

(3) Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

(4) Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact.

Q11. Which among the following constitute under nutrition in human beings?

i. Muscle wasting

ii. Stunting

iii. Obesity

iv. Underweight

Choose the Correct Option

(1) i, ii, iii

(2) i, iv, iii

(3) i, ii, iv

(4) iv, ii, iii

Q12. Match the items given List-I with List-II in the area of Nutrition and Health:

Match the items given List-I with List-II in the area of Nutrition and Health

List – I (Disease)

List – II (Deficiency)

a. Kwashiorkor

i. Protein

b. Marasmus

ii. Proteins & Calories

c. Anemia

iii. Iron

d. Goiter

iv. Iodine

(1) i, iii, ii, iv

(2) i, ii, iii, iv

(3) ii, iii, iv, i

(4) iii, i, ii, iv

Q13. Among the below listed measures of marriage, which one is the most sensitive?

(1) Percent females married before age of 18 years.

(2) Percent females married in the age group 15 – 19.

(3) Percent females married in the age group 20 – 24.

(4) Singulate means age at marriage

Q14. Arrange the following states of India by decreasing order “percent of urban population” in 2011:

a. Kerala

b. Maharashtra

c. Tamil Nadu

d. Gujarat

Choose the Correct Option

(1) Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat

(2) Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat

(3) Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat

(4) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat