# IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Exam Previous Year Question Paper 2011 With Answer Key

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IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2011

PART-A

SECTION-I: GENERAL ENGLISH COMPREHENSION

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer out of the four choices given after each question that follow:

According to Albert Einstein, the non-mathematician is seized by a mysterious shuddering when he hears of ‘four – dimensional’ things; he is seized by a feeling, which is very familiar to the thoughts awakened by the occult. And at the same time the statement that the world in which we live is a four-dimensional space-time continuum is quite a common – place statement.

This might lead to an argument regarding the use of the term “common place” by Einstein. Yet the difficulty lies more in the wording than the ideas. Einstein’s concept of the universe as a four –dimensional space – time continuum becomes plain and clear, when what he means by continuum becomes clear. A continuum is something that is continuous; ruler, for example, is a one – dimensional space continuum. Most rules are divided into inches and fractions, scaled down to one – sixteenth of an inch. Will it be possible to conceive of ruler, which is calibrated to a millionth or billionth of an inch. In theory there is no reason why the steps from point to point should not be even smaller. What distinguishes a continuum is the fact that the space between any two points can be sub-divided into an infinite number of small divisions.

A rail road track is one – dimensional space continuum and on it the engineer of a train can describe his position at any time by citing a single co-ordinate point, i.e. a station or a milestone. A sea captain, however, has to worry about two dimensions. The surface of the sea is two – dimensional continuum and the co-ordinate points by which a sailor fixes his positions in his two dimensional continuum are latitude and longitude. An airplane pilot guides his plane through a three – dimensional continuum, hence he has to consider not only latitude and longitude, but also his height above the ground. The continuum of an airplane pilot constitutes space as we perceive it. In other words, the space of our world is a three – dimensional continuum. Just indicating its position in space is not enough while describing any physical event, which involves motion. How position changes in time also needs to be mentioned. Thus to give an accurate picture of the operation of a New York-Chicago Express, one must mention not only that it goes from New York to Albany to Syracuse to Cleveland to Toledo to Chicago, but also the times at which it touches each of a time table or a visual chart. If the miles between New York and Chicago are plotted horizontally on a piece of appear and the hours and minutes are plotted vertically, then a diagonal line properly drawn across the page illustrates the progress of the train in two – dimensional space-time conti9nuum. This type of graphic representation is familiar to most newspaper readers, a stockmarket chart, for example, pictures financial events in a two dimensional dollar-time continuum. Similarly for the best picturization of the flight of an airplane from New York to Los Angeles, a four-dimensional space-time continuum is essential. The latitude, longitude and altitude will only make sense to the traffic manager of the airline if the time co-ordinate is mentioned. Therefore, time is the fourth dimension. If a flight has to be looked at, perceived as a whole, it wouldn’t work if it is broken down into a series of disconnected takeoff, climbs, glides, and landing; it needs to be looked at an perceived as a continuous four-dimensional space-time continuum curve.

1. In order to explain a difficult topic, the author uses-

(A)  simply phrased definitions

(B)  a quotation from Einstein

(C)  an incessant metaphor

(D)  familiar images

2. The significant feature of a continuum, according to the passage, revolves around-

(A)  the divisibility of the interval between any two points

(B)  an ordinary ruler’s caliber for marking

(C)  its unending curve

(D)  its variety of co-ordinates

3. The purpose of this passage is to highlight the point that :

(A)  pilots and sea captains have something in common

(B)  stockmarket charts may be helpful to physicists

(C)  the fourth dimension is time

(D)  non-mathematicians are often afraid of the common place

4. According to the passage, an airline’s traffic manager depends upon all the following except-

(A)  latitude and longitude

(B)  altitude

(C)  the time co-ordinate

(D)  the continuous curve is co-ordinate four

5. The underlying tone of this passage is-

(A)  persuasive

(B)  differential

(C)  candid

(D)  instructive

6. According to the author, if one wishes to portray a physical event in which motion plays a role, one has to-

(A)  make use of a time table

(B)  indicate how position changes in time

(C)  describe it graphically

(D)  be aware of altitude, latitude and longitude

7. The sea captain’s example has been cited in order to-

(A)  help understand a two dimensional continuum

(B)  set up a logical progression

(C)  mitigate the gap between the engineer and pilot

(D)  to sustain our interest in the reading of the passage

8. ‘Feeling’ in the first paragraph is-

(A)  a noun

(B)  a verb

(C)  a gerund

9. In the first paragraph, ‘mysterious’ is-

(A)  a noun

(B)  a verb

(D)  none of these

10. In the first paragraph, the word ‘Occult’ has been used. Which of the following does not come under occult?

(A)  Physics

(B)  Mathematics

(C)  Chemistry

(D)  All of these

SECTION-III: LOGICAL AND ANALYTICAL REASONING

Direction (Q. 11-14): Each of the following two statements are followed by two conclusion. Assuming that the given statements are true, you have to decide which conclusion follows strictly from the given statements. Select your answer from the alternatives.

11. Statements :

All boys are not students.

Some students are not employed.

Conclusions:

I. These boys are not employed.

II. Some employed one are not boys.

(A)  Only I follows

(B)  Only II follows

(C)  Both I and II follow

(D)  Neither I nor II follows

12. Statements:

All furnitures are pens.

All pens are pencils.

Conclusions:

I. Some furnitures are pencils.

II. All pencils are furnitures.

(A)  Only I follows

(B)  Only II follows

(C)  Both I and II follow

(D)  Neither I nor II follows

13. Statements:

No dog is animal.

No animal is living being.

Conclusions:

I. No animal is dog.

II. Some living beings are dogs.

(A)  Only I follows

(B)  Only II follows

(C)  Both I and II follow

(D)  Neither I nor II follows

14. Statements:

No bird has wings.

All birds are rational.

Conclusions:

I. Wingless beings are birds.

II. Some rationals are birds.

(A)  Only I follows

(B)  Only II follows

(C)  Both I and II follow

(D)  Neither I nor II follows

Direction (Q. 15-18):  In the following questions a series is being given. Select from the alternatives the correct term to fill in the missing term.

15. 5, 7, 10, 11, 15, 15, 20,…………..

(A)  22

(B)  19

(C)  20

(D)  21

16.

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

17. 3, 15, 39, 75,…….,

(A)  93

(B)  101

(C)  99

(D)  123

18. 25, 25, 27, 22, 30, 19, 34, 16, ……

(A)  39

(B)  35

(C)  32

(D)  13

Directions (Q. 19-22): The following questions are based on the following diagrams. Circles (irrespective of the size or location) represent objects. You have to identify which of the following diagrams would represent best the relationship between given terms.

(A)                  (B)              (C)              (D)                (E)

19. Which of the above five diagrams would best represent – Musician, Instrumentalists, Violinists?

(A)  (A)

(B)  (B)

(C)  (C)

(D)  (E)

20. Which of the above five diagrams would best represent – People, Painters, Boys?

(A)  (E)

(B)  (D)

(C)  (A)

(D)  (B)

21. Which of the above five diagrams would best represent – Mothers, Fathers and Teachers?

(A)  (A)

(B)  (B)

(C)  (D)

(D)  (E)

22. Which of the above five diagrams would best represent – Men, Women and Children?

(A)  (A)

(B)  (C)

(C)  (E)

(D)  None

Direction (Q. 23-26): In the following questions, there are two sets of figures. You have to find a figure from the answer figures which can best suit the question figure series.

23. Problems Figure

(A)  (B)  (C)  (D)

24. Problem Figure

(A)  (B)  (C)  (D)

25. Problem Figure

(A)  (B)  (C)  (D)

26. Problem Figure

(A)  (B)  (C)  (D)

27. A student gets one mark for every correct answer but 1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer he gives. In 108 questions his total score is zero. How many questions has he answered wrong?

(A)  27

(B)  30

(C)  81

(D)  54

28. Identify the odd member of this group?

(A)  13

(B)  61

(C)  73

(D)  69

29. In the following arrangement of numbers how many times 5 is preceded by 4 but not followed by 7 ?

4 5 7 1 2 5 4 6 4 5 4 7 5 4 5 6 5 7 4

(A)  ……1

(B)  ……2

(C)  …….3

(D)  …….4

30. If

SHAPE  is BURST

BORE    is  XLKT

CLIME  is  YAPCT

then BISHOP can be coded as :

(A)  XPBULS

(B)  XEPLST

(C)  XPALUE

(D)  XPBVLT

SECTION-III: EDUCATION AND GENERAL AWARENESS

Direction: Each question is followed by four alternative response. Choose the best answer and write its serial number.

31. Gandhiji’s Champaran Movement’ was for-

(A)  The security rights of Harijans

(B)  Civil disobedience movement

(C)  Maintaining the unity of Hindu Society

(D)  Solving the problems of indigo workers

32. The Programme of Swadeshi and Boycot against the partition of Bengal was visualized by-

(A)  Surendra Nath Banerjee

(B)  B.C. Pal

(C)  Aurobindo Ghosh

(D)  Rash Behari Ghosh

33. Right to Education 2009 provides for :-

(A)  Free and Compulsory Elementary Education to all children up to the age of 14 years

(B)  Free and Compulsory Elementary Education to all children upto the age of 18 years

(C)  Free and Compulsory Elementary Education to all children in the age group of 6-14 years

(D)  Free and Compulsory Elementary Education to all children in the age group of 6 – 18 years.

34. The soft smooth feel of the skin with “after shave lotion” is due to the presence of :

(A)  Alcohol

(B)  Glycerol

(C)  Menthol

(D)  Perfume

35. The fourth dimension in Physics was introduced by-

(A)  Isaac Newton

(B)  Albert Einstein

(C)  Galileo

(D)  Neil Bohr

36. Which of the following is rich in Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats?

(A)  Rice grains

(B)  Soyabean seeds

(C)  Mango fruit

(D)  Cabbage leaves

37. The main purpose of Panchayat Raj is-

(A)  to create employment

(B)  to make people politically conscious

(C)  to increase agriculture production

(D)  to make people participate in developmental administration

38. The longest sea shore line is along the state of-

(A)  Gujarat

(B)  Maharashtra

(C)  Orissa

(D)  Kerala

39. In India, Diamonds are found at-

(A)  Panna (M.P.)

(B)  Golconda (A.P.)

(C)  Khetri (Rajasthan)

(D)  Mayurbhanj (Orissa)

40. The most malleable metal is-

(A)  Platinum

(B)  Silver

(C)  Iron

(D)  Gold

41. Soda water contains-

(A)  Carbonic Acid

(B)  Sulphuric Acid

(C)  Nitric Acid

(D)  Carboxylic Acid

42. Who said, “The Principles (Directive Principles) should be made the basis of all the future legislation”?

(A)  Pt. Nehru

(B)  Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

(C)  Dr. B. N. Rao

(D)  Dr. .Zakir Hussain

43. Indian National Congress was born during the Governor Generalship of-

(A)  Lord Ripon

(B)  Lord William Bentick

(C)  Lord Dufferin

(D)  Lord Curzon

44. Chanakya was also known as-

(A)  Bhattasvamin

(B)  Vishnu Gupta

(C)  Rajasekhara

45. Which one of the following is NOT an astronomical object?

(A)  Pulsar

(B)  Brittle star

(C)  Black hole

(D)  Quasar

46. Who among the following Gurus introduced the Gurumukhi script for the spoken language of Punjabis?

(A)  Guru Nanak

(C)  Guru Amardas

(D)  Guru Ramdas

47. Mudaliar Commission had focussed on-

(A)  Elementary Education

(B)  Secondary Education

(C)  Higher Secondary Education

(D)  Higher Education

48. Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) is-

(A)  a programme run by NGOs and supported by the government.

(C)  a programme run on “no profit no loss” basis.

(D)  a programme of the Government of India for Universalization of Secondary Education.

49. A committee in the post independence era that looked into various aspects of vocational education was headed by-

(A)  Ishwar Bhai Patel

(B)  Triguna Sen

(D)  M.G. Chhagla

50. The concept of Neighbourhood schools was given by-

(B)  Mudaliar Commission

(C)  Kothari Commission

(D)  All the above

51. Basic Education was conceptualized by-

(B)  Dr. Zakir Hussain

(C)  Mahatma Gandhi

(D)  Rabindra Nath Tagore

52. The World Conference on Education For All (EFA) was held on Jomtien (Thailand) in the year:

(A)  1986

(B)  1990

(C)  1992

(D)  2000

53. District Institutes of Education and Training came into existence owing to :

(A)  Recommendations of Kothari Commission.

(B)  Recommendations of the NCERT.

(C)  Recommendations of National Policy on Education (1986).

(D)  Recommendations of Rama Murthy Committee.

54. Quality of school education can be improved by-

(A)  providing more trained teachers.

(B)  improving text books.

(C)  improving classroom processes.

(D)  All of the above.

55. Education for values cannot be imparted formally because-

(A)  values are disputable

(B)  there is dearth of teachers

(C)  these are acquired by grown ups

(D)  these are caught and not taught

SECTION-IV:  TEACHING-LEARNING AND SCHOOL

56. A school curriculum can best be defined as-

(A)  sum total of knowledge to be provided to learners

(B)  the sum total of organized pupil experiences under the patronage of the school

(C)  the complete array of the courses of study

(D)  all the materials used to further pupil’s activities

57. The chief objective of organizing work experiences in school is-

(A)  preparing youths for future vocations

(B)  establishing relationship between school and workplace

(C)  providing free time to teachers after engaging students

(D)  co-ordinate development of learners besides cognitive development

58. Who should select the Instructional Materials-

(A)  The teacher

(C)  Principal of the Institute

(D)  A committee of experts

59. Why should classroom furniture be movable?

(A)  it is easier to maintain

(B)  it helps maintain discipline

(C)  it suits to the different instructional needs

(D)  it is economical in cost

60. What should be the primary function of a school as an agent of society?

(A)  To maintain social norms.

(B)  To prepare the child for social life.

(C)  To provide students understanding of their environment.

(D)  To develop vocational competence among students.

61. What should be the main goal of the school learning process?

(A)  Development of potentialities of the learner

(B)  Assimilation of knowledge

(C)  Development of learners in both cognitive and non-cognitive areas

(D)  Development of values and attitudes

62. A teacher should be well versed with the theories of learning because-

(A)  it helps the teachers to know the needs of the learners

(B)  it helps the teacher to understand the attitude and interests of the learners

(C)  it helps the teacher to know the ways different students learn

(D)  it ensures discipline in the classroom

63. What should be the basic determinant of a good discussion in a class?

(A)  Skills of the teacher

(B)  Knowledge of the teacher and students

(C)  The unity of purpose and interest of the class

(D)  Mastery over the topic

64. Which one of the following can not be related to identity need of adolescents?

(A)  Need to get higher achievement

(B)  Need to be recognized

(C)  Need to belong

(D)  None of the above

65. ‘MLL’ is basically an approach which assumes-

(A)  all students can learn a task

(B)  every learning task can’t be learnt

(C)  objectives can be achieved if defined well

(D)  none of the above

66. The modern concept of Education is based on the belief that-

(A)  it rely only on concrete experiences as the medium.

(B)  child should adapt to the needs and goals of the society.

(C)  education should synchronize with child’s motives, needs and interests.

(D)  academic competence should play a supreme role.

67. Probably the greatest satisfaction is teaching is-

(A)  a feeling of love for and by children

(B)  a sense of service to mankind

(C)  a secured monetary gain

(D)  a sense of contribution to pupils growth

68. Who would be worst sufferer in common school in terms of scholastic achievement ?

(A)  Backward child

(B)  Girl child

(C)  Normal child

69. Readiness of a child for specific school subject would depend upon-

(A)  his physiological maturity

(C)  his motivational level and self-concept

(D)  None of the above

70. The best rationale for the use of A-V aids lies in the fact that-

(A)  it facilitates teaching – learning process

(B)  it makes learning concrete

(C)  it activates our two senses

(D)  it is just other way of doing the thing

71. ‘Epidiascope’ equipment can be used for-

(A)  seeing things clearly

(B)  projecting an opaque object on screen

(C)  copying an object

(D)  enlarging an object

72. Which of the following can not be a part of a test to measure intellectual ability of a learner?

(A)  To meet the demand of a situation

(B)  To learn and use past learning

(C)  To solve the problems which a learner confronts

(D)  To make sound ethical judgements and moral decisions

73. In which area of the following maximum transfer of training is possible ?

(A)  Memorization

(B)  Generalization

(C)  Perception

(D)  Habit formation

74. Which of the following is likely to be the greatest threat to an emotionally insecure child?

(A)  No discipline at all

(B)  Over-indulgent discipline

(D)  Self – regulated discipline

75. What should a teacher do, in order to promote long-term retention?

(A)  Avoid occurrence of mistakes

(B)  Encourage remembering the material accurately

(C)  Use the material during discussion and provide some more advanced material

(D)  Reinforce the learning with the introduction of similar material immediately

76. The art and science of teaching to adolescent learners is termed as:

(A)  Andragogy

(B)  Pedagogy

(C)  Teaching Technology

(D)  Behaviour Modification

77. Which one of the following is the right sequence of the process of teaching?

[D → deliver; E → Evaluation; F → Feedback; K → Knowing the target learner; P → Planning]

(A)  PKDEF

(B)  KPDFE

(C)  PKDFE

(D)  KPDEF

78. What is the basic difference between Teaching and Learning?

(A)  Teaching is mediated behaviour, learning is not.

(B)  Learning is mediated behaviour, teaching is not.

(C)  Both are mediate behaviour.

(D)  There is no difference.

79. On a particular rainy day, your students are not in a mood to study. What would you prefer to do?

(A)  ask them to go to the library

(B)  revise a lesson

(C)  organize a quiz programme on a topic

(D)  give dictation

80. Which of the following would be the best way to inculcate value – co-operation among your students?

(A)  Organize a lecture on the topic

(B)  Organize cultural programme

(C)  Organize a camp for one

(D)  Playing a role model

PART-B

SECTION-V(I): SCIENCE

81. Refractive index of a medium-

(A)  has no unit

(B)  has an unit

(C)  has a value equal to 1 or less than one

(D)  has a value less than one

82. Three primary colours are-

(A)  red, green and yellow

(B)  red, green and blue

(C)  green, yellow and orange

(D)  violet, yellow and red

83. Which physical quantity is represented by Coulomb per second?

(A)  charge

(B)  electric current

(C)  potential difference

(D)  resistance

84. A wire of resistance 2 ohms is bent in the form of a closed circle. The effective resistance between the two points at the end of any diameter of the circle is ;

(A)  0.5 ohm

(B)  1 ohms

(C)  2 ohms

(D)  4 ohms

85. The frequency of an alternating current whose direction changes after every 0.01 second is :

(A)  1 Hz

(B)  2 Hz

(C)  50 Hz

(D)  100 Hz

86. How much solar energy will be received by 1 m2 area in one hour ?(Solar constant = 1.4 kW/m2)-

(A)  1400 × 1 J

(B)  1400 × 60 J

(C)  1.40 × 60 × 60 J

(D)  1400 × 60 × 60 J

87. Speed of light is maximum in the following (out of 4 given media)-

(A)  water

(B)  glass

(C)  diamond

(D)  air

88. Average age of red blood cells (RBC) is approximately :

(A)  one day

(B)  30 days

(C)  60 days

(D)  120 days

89. On adding lime juice to distilled water its pH-

(A)  remains unchanged

(B)  becomes 7

(C)  becomes less than 7

(D)  becomes more than 7

90. The valency shown by an element having atomic number 12 is-

(A)  1

(B)  2

(C)  4

(D)  6

91. Chemical formula for baking soda is-

(A)  NaOH

(B)  NaHCO3

(C)  Ca(OH)2

(D)  Na2CO3

92. Pure gold is :

(A)  1 carat gold

(B)  18 carat gold

(C)  22 carat gold

(D)  24 carat gold

93. The agency responsible for running space research programmes in India is-

(A)  IRS

(B)  UGC

(C)  ISRO

(D)  IARI

94. The first Indian satellite sent to space was named-

(A)  Rohini

(B)  Dhruv

(C)  Aryabhatt

(D)  Sputnik

95. In Hydrilla plant stomata are present-

(A)  On stem

(B)  On leaves

(C)  On both stem and leaves

(D)  No where as they are absent in Hydrilla

96. The excretory unit of kidney is-

(A)  neuron

(B)  hormone

(C)  photon

(D)  nephron

97. The author of the book ‘The origin of species’ is-

(A)  Charles Darwin

(B)  Lamarck

(C)  J. D. Watson

(D)  Weismann

98. The time period of geosynchronous satellite is-

(A)  One hour

(B)  Twelve Hours

(C)  Twenty-four hours

(D)  One year

99. If we draw a V-UI graph for a conductor (V = P.D. across the conductor and I = current flowing through it) it will be as shown in figure.

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

100. AIDS is caused by-

(A)  Fungus

(B)  Virus

(C)  Bacterium

(D)  Malnutrition

(II): MATHEMATICS

101. The value of  is :

(A)  1

(B)  −1

(C)  2

(D)  −2

102. The smallest number which is a perfect square and contains 7936 as a factor is :

(A)  264016

(B)  241606

(C)  246160

(D)  246016

103. The value of  is-

(A)  0

(B)  −1

(C)  1

(D)  2

104. A sum of Rs. 1200 is lent partly at 6% and partly at 4%. If the total interest for  be Rs. 224, the amount lent at 6% is-

(A)  Rs. 800

(B)  Rs. 252

(C)  Rs. 224

(D)  Rs. 168

105. A’s share is to B’s share as 3 : 4 and B’s share is to C’s share as 6 : 7. The ratio of the shares of A to C is –

(A)  12 : 14

(B)  9 : 12

(C)  9 : 14

(D)  4 : 16

106. The price of sugar increased by 25%. How much per cent should a man decrease his consumption so that there is no increase in his expenditure?

(A)  25%

(B)  20%

(C)  15%

(D)  10%

107. The list price of a pen is Rs. 160. A customer buys it for Rs. 122.40. He gets two successive discounts – one 10% and the other unknown. The rate of second discount is-

(A)  4%

(B)  15%

(C)  6%

(D)  8%

108. A man sells a toy for Rs. 80 more than he paid for it and realizes a profit equal to two-fifths of its cost price. The cost price of the toy is-

(A)  Rs. 300

(B)  Rs. 250

(C)  Rs. 225

(D)  Rs. 200

109. A train takes half an hour more to do a journey when it is running at 25 km and hour than when it is running 30 km an hour. The length of the journey is-

(A)  200 km

(B)  150 km

(C)  100 km

(D)  75 km

110. The value of  is :

(A)  2

(B)  −2

(C)  1

(D)  −1

111. The value of 0 less than 90° which satisfy the equation 3 tan θ + cot θ = 5 cosec θ is :

(A)  30°

(B)  45°

(C)  60°

(D)  15°

112. From the top of a building 60 metres high the angles of depression of the top and bottom of a tower are observed to be 30° and 60°. The height of the tower is

(A)  40 m

(B)  40√3 m

(C)  20 m

(D)  20√3 m

113. The ages of 12 persons are given below :

48, 42, 47, 43, 48, 56, 50, 56, 65, 56, 65, 60. The modal age is :

(A)  65

(B)  56

(C)  50

(D)  60

114. A room 5 m long and 4 m wide is surrounded by a Verandah which occupies 22 sq m. The width of the Verandah is :

(A)  1 m

(B)  1.5 m

(C)  2 m

(D)  2.5 m

115. A cone and a cylinder are of the same Their radii of the bases are in the ratio of 2 : 1. The ratio of their volumes is :

(A)  2 : 3

(B)  3 : 2

(C)  3 : 4

(D)  4 : 3

116. A right circular cone is 8 cm high and the radius of the base is 2 cm.. The cone is melted and recast into a sphere. The diameter of the sphere is :

(A)  8 cm

(B)  6 cm

(C)  4 cm

(D)  2 cm

117. The mean of the following data is 20.6.

x :        10      15      20      25      35

f :         3        10      x        7        5

The missing frequency (x) is

(A)  25

(B)  15

(C)  10

(D)  8

118. If two coins are tossed once, the probability of getting at least one head is :

(A)  1/2

(B)  1/4

(C)  2/3

(D)  3/4

119. If two of the vertices of a ∆ ABC are (1, 2), (4, 5) and (5, 3) is the centroids then the third vertex of the triangle is :

(A)  (10, 2)

(B)  (15, 9)

(C)  (5, 9)

(D)  (15, 3)

120. The sum to n terms of an A.P is given by 3n2 + 3n. The 5th term of the A.P is :

(A)  42

(B)  36

(C)  30

(D)  24

(III) : SOCIAL SCIENCE

Directions : Choose the correct answer out of the four :

121. The most important kingdom in Deccan and Central India after the Maurya has that of the :

(A)  Satvahans

(B)  Cholas

(C)  Pallavas

(D)  Pandyan

122. Alberuni came to India in :

123. The planning commission was set up in :

(A)  March 1950

(B)  March 1951

(C)  April 1951

(D)  April 1952

124. What is the consequence of the writ of Habeas Corpus?

(A)  The person under detention is set free

(B)  The public servant is restrained from taking any action

(C)  The officer not competent to take certain action is told not to go ahead with the action

125. Which of the following river is called ‘Biological Desert’ due to heavy population?

(A)  Brahmaputra

(B)  Ganga

(C)  Damodar

(D)  Yamuna

126. Which of the following foreign kings was not a contemporary of Ashoka?

(A)  Antiochos Theos

(B)  Magas

(D)  Daurius II

127. Who is remembered as the pioneer of Economic Nationalism?

(A)  Bipin Chandar Pal

(B)  Gokhale

(C)  R.C. Dutt

128. Lapps inhabit-

(A)  East Africa

(B)  European Steppes

(C)  South American grasslands

(D)  European Tundra

129. India’s national game is :

(A)  Football

(B)  Cricket

(C)  Tennis

(D)  Hockey

130. Who is one of the propounders of the binary star theories?

(A)  Laplace

(B)  Kant

(C)  La-Pichon

(D)  Jeffreys

131. In which state was Panchayat Raj first introduced?

(A)  Gujarat

(B)  Rajasthan

(C)  Bihar

132. The electoral system of India is largely based on the pattern of:

(A)  Britain

(B)  France

(C)  USA

(D)  None of these

133. Monoculture is a typical characteristic of :

(A)  Shifting cultivation

(B)  Subsistence farming

(C)  Specialized horticulture

(D)  Commercial grain farming

134. Horse latitudes is the term applied to the :

(A)  0° – 5° N and S latitudes

(B)  Polar circles

(C)  30° – 40° N and S latitudes

(D)  40° – 60° N and S latitudes

135. In the vedic period goghna refers to :

(B)  One who slaughters cattle

(C)  A guest

(D)  The bridegroom

136. ‘Half an hour discussion’ can be raised in the house of parliament after giving notice to the :

(A)  Presiding officer of the house

(B)  The Secretary – General of the house

(C)  The Secretary of the department of parliamentary affairs

(D)  Concerned minister

137. Fiscal policy is connected with :

(A)  Exports and imports

(B)  Public revenue and Expenditure

(C)  Issue of currency

(D)  Population control

138. Who of the following was the first speaker of Lok Sabha?

(A)  Hukum Singh

(B)  G. S. Dhilon

(C)  G. V. Mavalankar

(D)  Ananthaswayanam Ayenger

139. Who amongst the following was impeached in England for Acts Committed as Governor General of India?

(A)  Wellesley

(B)  Cavendish Bentick

(C)  Cornwallis

(D)  Warren Hastings

140. Which year is known as ‘Year of the Great divide’ with regard to population growth in India?

(A)  1921

(B)  1947

(C)  1951

(D)  None of these

(IV) : ENGLISH

Directions: Choose the most appropriate response out of the four choices given after every question.

141. Which of the following words means the same as ‘desultory’?

(A)  purposeful

(B)  planned

(C)  stray

(D)  connected

142. The antonym of ‘Abstemious’ is :

(A)  festive

(B)  hedonistic

(C)  boisterous

(D)  frigid

143. The antonym of ‘iota’ is :

(A)  falsehood

(B)  scrap

(C)  molecule

(D)  plethora

144. A doctor who specializes in the treatment of the brain is called :

(A)  ophthalmologist

(B)  cardiologist

(C)  neurologist

(D)  pulmonologist

145. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A)  procide

(B)  proceed

(C)  procid

(D)  procede

146. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A)  pronunciation

(B)  pronounciation

(C)  pronuncation

(D)  pronouncation

147. The indirect form of the sentence :

She said, “I have finished my work” is :

(A)  She said I have finished my work.

(B)  She said she have finished my work.

(C)  She said that she had finished her work.

(D)  She said she has finished my work.

148. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A)  inocuous

(B)  inocous

(C)  innocuous

(D)  innocous

149. The indirect form of the sentence : She asked student “Have you done your homework?” is :

(C)  She asked her student if she have done her homework

150. The passive voice of ‘someone stole her purse’ is :

(A)  A thief stole her purse.

(B)  Her purse has been stolen by someone.

(C)  Her purse has been stolen by a thief.

(D)  Her purse got stolen.

151. The active voice of ‘He has been sent to Canada by his company for training’ is :

(A)  He has gone to Canada for training.

(B)  His company sent him to Canada for training.

(C)  His company has sent him to Canada for training.

(D)  His company went to Canada for training.

152. The most appropriate word to fill in the blank in ‘They ____ come here next week’.

(A)  have

(B)  will

(D)  has

153. The most appropriate word to fill in the blank is “I have not seen her ___ ages’.

(A)  since

(B)  for

(C)  till

(D)  from

154. Desdemone was the heroine in which play of Shakespeare?

(A)  Hamlet

(B)  King Lear

(C)  Merchant of Venice

(D)  Othello

155. Who wrote the poem ‘Ode on intimations of Immortality’?

(A)  Keats

(B)  Byron

(C)  Wordsworth

(D)  Shelly

156. In which novel is Gabriel Oak the hero?

(A)  Far from the Madding crowd

(B)  Emma

(C)  Mayor of Casterbridge

(D)  Return of the Nature

157. Who wrote the novel ‘Wuthering Heights’?

(A)  George Eliot

(B)  Emily Bronte

(C)  Charlotte Bronte

(D)  Jane Austen

158. The play ‘Desire under the Elino’ was written by :

(A)  Bernard Shaw

(B)  Samuel Beckett

(C)  Eugene O’Neil

(D)  Shakespeare

159. In the sentence ‘Denmark is a country which is in Europe’ –

which is in Europe is a :

(A)  Noun clause

(D)  None of the above

160. ‘Ram, as well as Shyam, is an Engineer’ is a :

(A)  Simple sentence

(B)  Compound sentence

(C)  Complex sentence

(D)  Complex – Compound sentence