IGNOU B.Ed. 2017 Question Paper
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-10): Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer out of the four choices given after each question that follows. White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tile and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes. The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes. This means that there is idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not a phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing business. Any further price revision at this stage is bound to have a severe adverse impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.
1. Why is the price of white cement going up?
(A) Because the government is controlling the quota.
(B) Because of export of white cement.
(C) Because of the large usage of white cement.
(D) None of the above
2. Which of the following statements is false according to the passage?
(A) Price rise in white cement would increase the price of cement paint.
(B) White cement is a controlled product.
(C) Increase in price of white cement is not because of production problem.
(D) Price rise in white cement would upset cement tile market.
3. What is the crisis being faced by the cement tile manufacturers as described in the passage?
(A) White cement is priced very low.
(B) White cement is not of good quality.
(C) White cement usage is high.
(D) White cement prices are very high.
4. Which of the following words has the same meaning as the word ‘idle’ as used in the passage?
5. Which of the following is correct according to the passage?
(A) White cement is not used in the manufacture of paint.
(B) White cement forms a minor part of tile manufacturing.
(C) White cement is used only for making paints.
6. Which of the following words has the same meaning as the word ‘artificial’ as used in the passage?
7. What is the author’s suggestion to bring down prices?
(A) Government should control the white cement market.
(B) Production capacity should be increased.
(C) Usage of white cement in other areas should be reduced.
(D) Competition among manufactures of cement paints and tiles should be reduced.
8. Which of the following words has the opposite meaning as the word ‘basic’ as used in the passage?
9. Which of the following is correct according to the passage?
(A) Cement production capacity is more than usage.
(B) Cement production capacity is less than usage.
(C) Cement production capacity is equal to usage.
(D) Cement production capacity is twice than usage.
10. What can be presumed from the passage regarding foreign trade in cement?
(A) The country is exporting cement at present.
(B) The country is importing cement at present.
(C) The country is exporting and importing cement at present.
(D) The country is neither exporting nor importing cement at present.
Section-II : Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Directions (Q. Nos. 11-14): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
There are six members M, N, O, P, Q and R in a family. There are two married couples in family; N is the businessman and father of Q; R is the grandfather of O; and is a property dealer; P is the grandmother of Q and is a housewife; O is daughter of M; There are one businessman, one property dealer, one lady lecturer and two students in the family.
11. Who is father in law of M?
12. What is profession of M?
(D) Property dealer
13. Who is sister of Q?
14. Which of the following are two married couples?
(A) MO and QR
(B) MN and PR
(C) PR and OQ
(D) MN and QR
15. Find the missing number:
Directions (Q. No. 16-19) : In the following questions a series is being select from the alternatives the correct term to fill in the missing term.
16. 7, 21, 43, ___?___, 111, 157, 211
17. 6, 24, 60, 114, 186, ____?__.
18. 7, 13, 21, 31, 43, ___?___.
19. 3, 15, 35, 63, ___?___.
20. If PUZZLE is coded as LEPUZZ, then MENTAL will be coded as:
21. If CONFRONTATION is coded as 5931793484693, then TORONTO will be coded as:
22. Which pair is different in some way from the others in the following?
(A) Town – Shandy
(B) Village – Mall
(C) City – Market
(D) Arcade – Shop
Directions (Q. Nos. 23-26) : Read the paragraph and answer the questions that follow.
Geeta, Sita, Proila, Bhavana and Nafisa are five friends. Each one of has six balls : Geeta gives 3 balls to Nafisa who gives 4 balls to Promila. Bhavana gives 2 balls to Sita who gives 3 balls to Geeta. Promila gives 4 balls to Bhavana who gives 2 balls each to Nafisa and Geeta.
23. How many balls does Nafisa have?
24. How many balls does Sita have?
25. Who has the minimum number of balls?
26. Who has the maximum number of balls?
Directions (Q. Nos. 27-30) : Read the paragraph and answer the questions that follow.
A and B play Cricket and Hockey, B and D play Tennis, A and C play Volley-Ball and Tennis, C and D and E play Football.
27. Who plays Cricket, Hockey and Volley-ball?
28. Who plays only Football?
29. Who plays Tennis and Football?
30. Who plays Volley-ball and Football?
Section-III : Educational and General Awareness
31. World Population day is celebrated on:
(A) 19 July
(B) 11 July
(C) 15 July
(D) 17 July
32. Gandhiji made a dramatic bid for temple entry rights for untouchables in the year:
33. National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER) is being managed by:
34. Who was the Editor of the Revolutionary Paper ‘Bande Matram’?
(A) Shyami Krishan Verma
(B) Bhikaji Cama
(C) V.D. Savarkar
(D) G.D. Savarkar
35. How many Nations had signed the charter of United Nations on 26th June, 1945?
36. Who among the following has termed Indian Federalism as “Co-operative Federalism?
(A) K.C. Wheare
(B) Morris Jones
(C) Granville Austin
37. By which year, the Union Cabinet on June 17, 2015 has proposed to provide ‘Housing for All’?
38. Which country topped the Global Innovation Index (GIL) 2015 that was released on 17 September, 2015?
(B) United Kingdom
(D) The Netherlands
39. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is head quartered in:
(A) Paris (France)
(B) Vienna (Austria)
(C) New York (USA)
(D) Brussels (Belgium)
40. Which city is hosting the 2016 Olympic games?
(D) Los Angeles
41. The main objective of ‘Sakshar Bharat’ is:
(A) to promote ‘education for all’
(B) to promote vocational education
(C) to promote vocational education
(D) to promote education for women
42. Under which article of t he Constitution the President of India has been empowered to promulgate ordinance?
(A) Article 356
(B) Article 360
(C) Article 200
(D) Article 123
43. Right to Education Act, 2009 is mainly concerned with:
(A) Higher Education
(B) Elementary Education
(C) Secondary Education
(D) Higher Secondary Education
44. Who is the author of the Book ‘Fundamental Unity of India’?
(A) Radhakumud Mukherji
(B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Rajani Kothari
(D) Max Weber
45. In which year state reorganization commission gave its report on the basis of language?
46. According to United Nations Report released in July 2015, which of the following countries will become world’s most populous country by 2022?
47. During September 2015, which of the following countries has published first report written by a ‘robot journalist’?
48. Where did Madam Cama hoist the first tricolor Flag in 1907?
49. Which committee/commission gave its specific recommendations to improve the conditions of Teacher Education in India?
(A) Hansa Mehta Committee
(B) Radha Krishnan Commission
(C) Justice Verma Commission
(D) National Knowledge Commission
50. “IEDSS” stands for:
(A) International Education for Disadvantaged at social stage
(B) Integrated Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage
(C) Inclusive Education for Disadvantaged at Secondary Stage
(D) Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage
51. Who among the following shall preside over the joint sitting at two houses of Parliament?
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(D) Speaker of Lok Sabha
52. Which article of the Constitution defines the duties of Chief Minister?
53. Light from the Sum reaches earth in:
(A) 8 minutes
(B) 2 minutes
(C) 6 minutes
(D) 4 minutes
54. Which one of the following was the last step in the Gandhian strategy of Satyagraha?
55. Finances are distributed between the centre and the state on the recommendation of:
(A) Planning Commission
(B) Public Accounts Committee
(C) Finance Commission
(D) National Development Council
Section-IV : Teaching-Learning and The School
56. Determining, the aim of education is the responsibility of:
57. The Schools through its programmes help students to:
(A) Assimilate culture
(B) Protest culture
(C) Ignore other cultures
(D) Make them cultured
58. To make all students interested in home work, it should be:
(A) Of equal level
(B) According to the ability of student
(C) Only from the book
(D) Out of the book
59. Navodaya schools have been established to:
(A) Increase number of schools in rural areas
(B) Provide good education in rural areas
(C) Complete “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan”
(D) Check wastage of education in rural areas
60. The most important quality of an effective teacher is:
(A) Deep knowledge about the subject taught
(B) A strict disciplinarian
(C) Good rap port with the students
(D) A good motivator
61. The idea of basic education was propounded by:
(A) Dr. Zakir Hussain
(B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(C) Mahatma Gandhi
(D) Rabindra Nath Tagore
62. Individual attention is important in Teaching-learning process because:
(A) Learners always learn better in group
(B) Teacher training programmes prescribed it
(C) It offers better opportunities to teachers to discipline each learner
(D) Children develop at different rates and learn differently
63. If a child writes with his/her left hand and is comfortable doing things with it, she/he should be:
(B) Made to write with left hand
(C) Allowed his preference
(D) Sent to seek medical help
64. Which of the following statements is true about “Learning”?
(A) Errors made by children indicate that no learning has taken place
(B) Learning is effective in an environment that is emotionally positive and satisfying for learners
(C) Learning is not affected by emotional factors at any stage of learning
(D) Learning is fundamentally a mental activity
65. It is advantage of giving home work that students:
(A) Remain busy at home
(B) Study at home
(C) May be checked for their progress
(D) May develop habit of self study
66. A field trip is arranged for:
(A) Making an excursion
(B) See other people doing things
(C) Note the meaning of action
(D) All of the above
67. Students are passive in:
(A) Project method
(B) Discovery method
(C) Lecture method
(D) Inquiry method
68. Demonstration effect means:
(A) Effect of advertisement
(B) Imitating effect of consumption
(C) Effect of entertainment
(D) Effect of an experiment
69. Dyslexia is a:
(A) Physical disability in which the ability to write is affected by dysfunctional fingers
(B) Form of reading disability linked with weak vision
(C) Learning difficulty to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite average intelligence
(D) Language based learning difficulty associated with impaired hearing
70. If you find a student wearing some odd dress in you class, you will:
(A) Ask the student not to attend the class
(B) Make a joke on him
(C) Counsel him not to wear such clothes in a class
(D) Not p ay any attention
71. Some students are backward in studies. What will be you r attitude towards, them:
72. Play therapy is adopted in the study of children in order to:
(A) Make the educational process joyful
(B) To understand the inner motives and complexes of children
(C) Make education more activity centred
(D) Highlight the importance of play activities in education
73. The best remedy of the student’s problems related with learning is:
(A) Suggestion for hard work
(B) Supervised study in library
(C) Suggestion for private tuition
(D) Diagnostic teaching
74. In a democratic country like India, schools should concentrate on:
(A) Development of traits to face the hurdles of daily life
(B) Development of traits of a good citizenship
(C) Preparation for academic excellence
(D) Inculcation of values cherished by country
75. It can safely be assumed that a student understands a principle when He/She can:
(A) Give more examples of it
(B) Use it in solving problems to which it applies
(C) Recognize it again when He/She encounter it again
(D) Recall the principles as and when asked
76. Despite of your requests as an incharge of time table in the school, A teacher always comes late. In this situation, you will:
(A) Insult him in the presence of other teachers
(B) Advise him to come in time
(C) Report to the principal
(D) Remain indifferent to it
77. Every learner is unique means that:
(A) No two learners are alike in t heir abilities, interest and talents
(B) Learners do not have any common qualities, nor do they share common goals
(C) A common curriculum for all learners is not possible
(D) It is impossible to develop the potentials of learners in a heterogeneous class
78. The in-service teacher training can be made more effective by:
(A) Using training package which is well prepared in advance
(B) Making it residential programme
(C) Using co-operative approach
(D) Practicing training follow-up procedures
79. In NCTE-the B.Ed curriculum framework-2014 which of the following is emphasized ____ in education.
(A) IT (Information Technology)
(B) ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
(C) ET (Educational Technology)
(D) CT (Communication Technology)
80. How many senses a person uses while watching a film?
Section-V : (i) Science
81. According to laws of refraction (i = Angle of incidence, r = Angle of refraction):
(B) sin i/sin r = constant
(C) sin i = sin r
(D) i and r are not related
82. For photosynthesis, the green plant needs:
(D) All of these
83. In aquatic plant Hydrilla, stomata are:
(A) Present on leaves
(B) Present on stem
(C) Present on roots
84. Convex mirror can form:
(A) Only real image
(B) Only virtual image
(C) Both real as well as virtual images
(D) Only magnified images
85. The unit of Pressure is:
(B) Newton per sq.m
(C) Per sq.m
86. Polio is :
(A) Food borne disease
(B) Water borne disease
(C) Air borne disease
(D) None of the above
87. Two wires A and B are made of the same metal and are of equal lengths but their diameters are in the ratio 1 : 2. Their resistance RA and RB have the ratio:
(A) 1 : 4
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 2 : 1
(D) 4 : 1
88. According to Einstein the Energy (E), Mass (M) and Velocity of light (C) are related by the equation:
(A) E = M × C
(B) E = MC2
(C) E = M + C2
(D) E + M = C
89. Plant cell can do:
(A) Breathing and Respiration
(B) Respiration and Photosynthesis
(C) Breathing and Photosynthesis
(D) All of these
90. The wave length of X-rays is smaller than that of visible light and:
(A) It speed is more than that of visible light
(B) Its frequency is more than that of visible light
(C) Its speed less than that of visible light
(D) Its frequency is less than that of visible light
91. The two colours seen at the extreme ends of the pH charge are:
(A) Red and Blue
(B) Red and Green
(C) Green and Blue
(D) Yellow and Green
92. HIV is a:
93. A body is weighed in several liquids of relative densities 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. Its weight will be the least in the liquid of relative density:
94. A concave lens produces:
(A) Virtual image
(B) Diminished image
(C) Erect image
(D) All of these
95. When two wires of resistances 2 Ohms and 1 Ohm respectively are joined in parallel, their equivalent resistance is:
(A) < 1 Ohm
(B) 1 Ohm
(C) 2 Ohm
(D) > 2 Ohm
96. If red litmus is added to acetic acid solution:
(A) It changes to green
(B) It becomes blue
(C) It remains red
(D) It becomes colourless
97. Ultimate main source of energy on the earth is:
(B) Fossil oil
98. The Commercial unit of electric energy is:
(A) Horse Power
(B) Kilo Watt Hour
(D) Watt hour
99. Destruction of forests has resulted in:
(A) Shortage of Rain
(B) Shortage of Natural Resources
(C) Danger to the lives of wild animals and birds
(D) All of the above
100. Use of Chlorofluorocarbons:
(A) Strengthens Ozone layer in the atmosphere
(B) Depletes Ozone layer
(C) Does not affect Ozone layer
(D) Is not a harmful
Section-V : (ii) Mathematics
101. The value of sin 60° cos 30° + sin 30° cos 60° is:
102. The value of 9sec2a – 9 tan2A is:
103. From the top of a 7 m high building, the angle of elevation of the top of a cable tower is 60° and angle of depression of its foot is 45°. The height of tower is:
(A) 5(√3 + 1) m
(B) 5(√3 – 1)m
(C) 7(√3 – 1)m
104. The sum of odd numbers between 0 and 50 is:
105. The value of is:
106. The value is is:
107. A jar contains 24 marbles, some are green and others are blue. If a marble is drawn at random from the jar, then the probability that it is green is 2/3. The number of blue marbles in the jar is:
108. A die is thrown twice. The probability that 5 will come up at least one would be______.
109. Sides of two similar triangles are in the ratio 4 : 9. Areas of these triangles would be in the ratio ______.
(A) 2 : 3
(B) 4 : 9
(C) 81 : 16
(D) 16 : 81
110. The wheels of a car are of diameter 80 cm each. The car runs at a speed of 66 km per hour 10 minutes. The number of complete revolutions made by each wheel is______.
111. Metallic spheres of radii 6 cm, 8 cm and 10 cm, respectively, are melted to form a single solid sphere, the radius of this sphere would be______.
(A) 8 cm
(B) 12 cm
(C) 14 cm
(D) 16 cm
112. The curved surface area of a right circular cylinder of height 14 cm is 88 cm2. The diameter of the base of cylinder is:
(A) 4 cm
(B) 3 cm
(C) 2 cm
(D) 1 cm
113. A train which is 500 meter long crosses a 800 meter long platform in one minute five seconds. The speed of the train is______.
(A) 55 km/hr
(B) 65 km/hr
(C) 70 km/hr
(D) 72 km/hr
114. The ratio of father’s age to his son’s age is 7 : 3. The product of their ages is 756. The ratio of their ages after 6 y ears will be:
(A) 2 : 1
(B) 5 : 2
(C) 11 : 7
(D) 13 : 9
115. Two numbers are in the ratio of 7 : 4. If 12 is added to the smaller number, then ratio becomes 7 : 5, the bigger number is______.
116. In order to pass an examination, a minimum of 33% marks are required. A candidate obtaining 210 marks fails by 21 marks. The total marks for examination was_____.
117. A shopkeeper has marked selling price 20% above the cost price and allows some discount to the customers, the profit he earns is 8%. The rate of discount is_______.
118. A conical tent 14 meter in diameter and 4.5 meter high is to be eracted with lateral side 6 meter in length, the cloth required will be_____.
(A) 108 m2
(B) 132 m2
(C) 224 m2
(D) 264 m2
119. Two sides of triangle are 8 cm and 11 cm and the perimeter is 32 cm. Its area is_____.
(A) 3√40 cm2
(B) 5√48 cm2
(C) 8√30 cm2
(D) 50 cm2
120. The length of a tangent from a point A at a distance of 5 cm from the center of the circle is 4 cm. The radius of the circle is______.
(A) 2 cm
(B) 3 cm
(C) 4 cm
(D) 4.5 cm
Section-V : (iii) Social Science
121. Who was the last ruler of the Sayyed Dynasty?
(A) Mubarak Shah
(B) Mohammad Shah
(C) Amir Khusro
(D) Alam Shah
122. Which article of t he constitution is meant to eradicate untouchability?
(A) Article 16
(B) Article 22
(C) Article 29
(D) Article 17
123. Which point of the earth is the deepest?
(A) Java Trench
(B) Puerto Rico
(C) Mariana Trench
(D) Lipke Island
124. What is the currency of Malaysia?
125. Who wrote the drama ‘Malvikagnimitra’?
126. Who founded the regional party ‘Shiv Sena’?
(A) Devendra Fadnavis
(B) Bal Thakre
(C) Sharad Yadav
(D) Sushil Kumar Modi
127. Which country was affected by the cyclone Hudhud?
128. Who is the chairman of the NITI Aayog in India?
(B) Vice President
(C) Prime Minister
(D) Finance Minister
129. Which of the following is Value-added Tax?
(A) Income Tax
(B) Custom Tax
(C) Sales Tax
(D) Capital Gain Tax
130. What is the currency of Bhutan?
131. Who wrote the famous Tamil literary work Kalingattuparani?
132. Who wrote the famous work Surya Siddhanta?
133. How much is the security deposit for Lok Sabha election?
(A) Rs 25,000
(B) Rs 50,000
(C) Rs 10,000
(D) Rs 5,000
134. Who was the First Feale President of Indian National Congress?
(A) Sarojini Naidu
(B) Indira Gandhi
(C) Pratibha Patil
(D) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
135. Who is the present governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
(A) Raghuram Rajan
(B) Manmohan Singh
(C) Arun Jetly
(D) None of these
136. Which gas was released during the Bhopal Gas Tragedy?
(B) Methyl Isocyanate
137. When was IGNOU established?
138. Through which ocean is most of the world trade carried out?
(A) Pacific Ocean
(B) Arctic Ocean
(C) Atlantic Ocean
(D) Indian Ocean
139. Which is the third largest country in the world?
(B) United States of America
140. Which certificate indicates a guarantee of quality for agricultural food products like ghee, honey, etc.?
Section-V : (iv) English
Direction (Q. Nos. 141-145) : Choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word.
141. A good dictionary is indispensable for learning a language.
142. The police have succeeded in arresting Rajiv’s
143. Grandmother suffers from chronic
(A) Of long duration
144. Radha is an able but diffident
(B) Shy and meek
145. His judicious handling of the matter saved the situation from going out o f control.
Directions (Q. Nos. 146-150) : In each of the following group of words, only one word is correctly spelt. Select the word with the correct spelling.
Directions (Q. Nos. 151-154) : Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
151. The culprit acknowledged his guilt.
152. Though an amateur he is a first class player.
153. The initial estimate of the project was very high.
154. She found his behavior towards her distinctly
Directions (Q. Nos. 155 and 156) : Select the word in ach group which does not properly belong to it.
Direction (Q. Nos. 157-160): Pick out the most appropriate word from the given alternative to fill in the blank to complete the sentence.
157. We ______ trouble on our borders.
158. The police _______ the mob.
159. His tutor went _____ endless trouble to prepare him _____ the test.
(A) over : before
(B) over : against
(C) through : in
(D) through : for
160. He went _____ the room and sat down _____ the sofa.
(A) to : in
(B) into : on
(C) from : upto
(D) in : on
Section-V : (v) Hindi
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