Solved Question Paper – Education – UGC – NET / JRF Exam – 2009


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UGC – NET / JRF Exam 2009

Subject – Education

 




Note – This paper contains 50 objective questions, each question carrying 2 marks. Attempt all the questions.

1. The teacher is very much concerned with epistemology because his aim is to promote –

(a) Values                                 (b) Truth

(c) Knowledge                         (d) Skills

2. Which School of Philosophy maintains that the “universe is an expression of intelligence and will”?

(a) Pragmatism                                     (b) Realism

(c) Idealism                              (d) existentialism

3. “Education according to interest rather than the caste, creed, race or religion” was propagated by –

(a) Vedantic Education             (b) Islamic Education

(c) Jainistic Education               (d) Buddhistic Education

4. The major constraint of social change is –

(a) Caste           (b) Education    (c) Religion      (d) Poverty

5. Modernisation of ‘educational programmes’ has posed many issues in the society. Which one of the following is not applicable?

(a) Increasing numbers of crimes in teenagers

(b) Increasing number of suicides in students

(c) Misuse of media by youngsters

(d) Reduced status of teachers

6. Analysis of the sociological processes involved in the educational institutions could be known as –

(a) Social foundations of Education

(b) Sociology of Education

(c) Educational Sociology

(d) Social Science of Education

7. According to Talcott parson, social change deals with –

(a) Spritual upliftment

(b) Economic upliftment

(c) Cultural revolution

(d) Functional needs of the society

8. Caste system can create a –

(a) Closed society                      (b) Changing society

(c) Dead society                        (d) Open society

9. It is often complained that there is a ‘brain drain’ in our country. The implication is that –

(a) The brains of educated persons are being washed in unnecessary pursuits

(b) Students brains are burdened with education unnecessarily

(c) Education today is creating strain to the brains of students

(d) Educated and capable people are seeking jobs in other countries for better opportunities and economic benefits

10. Some sociologists have given importance to the functioning factors of social interaction. These factors are concerned with –

(a) The proximity and similarity of the societies

(b) The purpose and common facts of societies

(c) The needs and past experiences of the societies

(d) Goodness, common cause and economy of the societies

11. Which of the following is not a task of Philosophy?

(a) Speculation                         (b) Description and Analysis

(c) Prescription                                     (d) Observation

12. Which of the following is not a unique feature of education envisaged by Swami Vivekananda?

(a) Cultivation of heart and physical strength

(b) Residential programme of education

(c) Intelligent productive manual labour

(d) Importance to concentrations

13. ‘Intuitive knowledge’ is attained through –

(a) External experiences

(b) Internal experiences

(c) Both internal external experiences

(d) Neither internal nor external experiences

14. “The child is an integral part of the ultimate universe” is the view point of –

(a) Realism                               (b) Pragmatism

(c) Existentialism                      (d) Idealism

15. Which of the following is not a suited connotation for ‘Equality of educational opportunity’?

(a) A policy of open access to education to all

(b) Equitable rationing and distribution of available resources to all

(c) Equalization of educational attainment by providing resources in favor of less able and less motivated group

(d) Investing more funds on education

16. ‘Learning in communion with nature’ was propagated by –

(a) Swami Vivekananda            (b) Sri Aurobindo

(c) Rabindranath Tagore            (d) Mahatma Gandhi

17. The founder of pragmatism was –

(a) John Dewey                         (b) William James

(c) Kilpatrick                            (d) Charles Sanders Peirce

18. Rousseau’s conception of ‘freedom’ was not accepted by –

(a) Pestalozzi                            (b) Jean Paul Sartre

(c) Paulo Freire                                     (d) John Dewey

19. “Discipline through direct consequence” was propagated by –

(a) Existentialist                       (b) Pragmatist

(c) Naturalist                            (d) Realist

20. The School of Philosophy which upholds the primacy of ‘mind over matter’ is –

(a) Existentialism                      (b) Realism

(c) Pragmatism                                     (d) Idealism

21. Two-factor theory of intelligence is given by –

(a) Alfred Binnet and L. Simon

(b) C. E. Spearman

(c) J. P. Guilford

(d) L. M. Terman

22. Children whose mental age is lower than chronological age are called –

(a) Gifted children                    (b) Normal children

(c) Learning disabled                 (d) Retarded children

23. Concepts are important vehicles in –

(a) Learning communication     (b) Thinking processes

(c) Motivating the learner         (d) Achievement of learner

24. The meaningful reception learning was explained by –

(a) Robert Gagne                      (b) David Ausubel

(c) Jean Piaget                          (d) Jerome S. Bruner

25. The type of learning explained by Albert Bandura is also known as –

(a) Insight learning                   (b) Observational learning

(c) Sign learning                       (d) Verbal learning

26. A child is working very hard for her examination. Her behavior is an indicator of her –

(a) Sharp cognitive abilities

(b) High achievement motivation

(c) Very busy schedule

(d) Desire to impress her parents

27. The purpose of instructional theory is –

(a) Descriptive                          (b) Instructive

(c) Prescriptive                          (d) Evaluative

28. The quality of questions in a test is assessed by using the method of –

(a) Item Analysis                      (b) Task Analysis

(c) Content Analysis                 (d) Trend Analysis

29. The size of a population is 100 and every 5th person is selected to form a sample. This technique of sampling is known as –

(a) Random      (b) Stratified     (c) Cluster        (d) Systematic

30. The operational definition of a variable indicates as to how that variable may be –

(a) Observed     (b) Described    (c) Measured     (d) Explain

31. National Reconstruction in any country should be based on –

(a) Improvement of adjustability and adaptability of people

(b) Familiarizing the children with the nation’s culture and philosophy

(c) Weeding out the unsocial and unscientific practices at the top level

(d) Developing ambitious outlooks among administrator

32. Which of the following is not an attribute of culture?

(a) Shared                                 (b) Transmittable

(c) Innate                                 (d) Learnt

33. The Kothari commission’s report was entitled as –

(a) Education and National Development

(b) Learning to Be

(c) Diversification of Education

(d) Education and social change in Democracy

34. Acculturation is the process of –

(a) Developing qualities affecting the culture of a nation

(b) Accepting the innovations required for the development of nation’s culture

(c) Being influenced by the cultural imperatives of a nation

(d) Following the latest trends of a culture as opposed to the past traditions

35. The SUPW has been introduced in the school curriculum due to the recommendation of –

(a) The Kothari Education Commission’s Report

(b) The Ishverbhai Patel Educational Review Committee

(c) The Secondary Education Commission’s Report

(d) The University Education’s Committee Report

36. For Harmonious development of the personality of the child, parents should—

(a) Over-protect the child

(b) Regularly compare the child with other children

(c) Provide conductive environment at home

(d) Engage qualified teachers for her

37. During early phases of Development, Educational Psychology has drawn its content from the researches in –

(a) Physical Sciences                 (b) Medical Sciences

(c) Social Sciences                    (d) Natural Sciences

38. Who among the following described the intellectual development as age related development?

(a) Jerome S. Bruner                 (b) Jean Piaget

(c) David Ausubel                     (d) Hilda Taba

39. Most important factor(s) in the development of child are –

(a) Physical and moral environment of the child

(b) Social and Economic status of the family

(c) Educational and social status of parents

(d) Socio-economic and intellectual environment of the child

40. Differences in ‘Learning Styles’ among learners may be attributed to –

(a) Socialization process of learner

(b) Thinking strategies adopted by learner

(c) Economic conditions of the family

(d) Parenting of the child

41. If a test measures mastery level achievement in a subject, it is known as –

(a) Criterion-referenced test       (b) Diagnostic test

(c) Norm-referenced test           (d) Prognostic test

42. In an ethnographical study which of the following technique is most appropriate?

(a) Psychological testing           (b) Questionnaire

(c) Observation                                     (d) Sociometry

43. The correlation between X and Y is significant. It means that –

(a) X causes variation in Y        (b) X and Y vary together

(c) Y causes variation in X        (d) X and Y vary independently

44. If Q1, Q2, and Q3 represent 1st, 2nd and 3rd quartiles respectively and Q semi-intrinsic quartile, then Q may be written as –

(a) Q1 – Q3        (b) Q3 – Q1/2     (c) Q3 + Q1/2     (d) Q2 – Q1

45. If K is added to every score of a distribution with mean ‘M’ and standard deviation ‘s’, the new standard deviation will be –

(a) K                (b) s                 (c) s + K           (d) Ks

46. If each Z-score of a distribution of scores is multiplied by 10 and the result increased by 50, the standard deviation of the resulting numbers would be –

(a) 50               (b) 40               (c) 10               (d) 5

47. Which of the following types of test-items make ‘supply type’ test?

(a) Multiple choice                    (b) Matching

(c) Classification                       (d) Completion

48. Which of the following purposes demands Action Research?

(a) Developing a theory

(b) Writing a thesis

(c) Solving a classroom problem

(d) Testing a theory

49. Median is also known as –

(a) 5% point                             (b) 50th percentile

(c) 2nd                                       (d) 5th deciles

(A) acb (B) bca             (C) bcd (d) cda

50. Match the following List – I with List – II –

List – I

(Type of Correlation)

(a) Biserial correlation

(b) Pie coefficient

(c) Point – biserial correlation

(d) Tetrachoric correlation

List – II

1. Continuous Vs. continuous

2. Continuous Vs. Dichotomous

3. Dichotomous Vs. Dichotomous

4. Dichotomized Vs. Dichotomized

5. Continuous Vs. Dichotomized

Codes:

(a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

(A)       4          1          5          2

(B)       5          3          2          4

(C)       3          2          5          2

(D)       5          4          2          1

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