IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Exam-2019
Section-I General English Comprehension
Directions (Qs. No. 1-10) : Read the passage carefully and select the appropriate answers given in front of each question.
This is a monologue delivered in a 1998 movie. The speaker is about to scatter the ashes of his friend.
“Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors…and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and …upto… Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright, blooming young men at Kheshan, at Hill 364 of Langdoh (battle of Vietnam war).
These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit you final mortal remains in the lap of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Goodnight, sweet prince”.
1. The first sentence of the paragraph “Donny was a good bowler, and a good man” is a:
(A) Simple Sentence
(B) Complex Sentence
(C) Compound Sentence
(D) Complex-compound Sentence
2. Attitude towards ‘bowling’ of the narrator better defines:
3. In this context, the nearest synonym for ‘in the lap’ in the last sentence, would be:
4. The sentence “died like a young man” shows that:
(A) He gave his life while fighting for his country.
(B) He committed suicide.
(C) He died in adolescence.
(D) He was murdered.
5. In the last two sentences, the narrator’s expressions can be better considered as:
6. In the above paragraph, the attitude of the narrator towards Donny is mainly:
(A) Is of sad companionship
(B) Is without bias.
(C) Is of obvious rancour.
(D) Is of proudly separation.
7. The reference to Kheshang, Hill 364 of Langdoh in the sentence “By his will, God…” suggests that:
(A) Donny was killed in the battle
(B) Donny was buried on Hill 364
(C) The narrator also lost his friends in these places
(D) The narrator is remembering these places
8. In this perspective, the sense of line “In your wisdom, Lord….took the youth” is well explained:
9. In the sentence “In your wisdom, Lord ….” the word ‘bright’ most nearly means:
10. In the statement “ He was a man who loved the outdoors….” The word ‘bowling’ is a:
Section-II : Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Directions (Qs. No. 11-14): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
There are six members in a family-A, B, C, D E and F. C is the sister of F. D is father of A and F is grandson of D. B is brother-in-law of F’s mother. E is the daughter of D. There are only two females in the family.
11. Who is the daughter of A and E?
12. Who is the mother of F?
13. Two female members of the family are:
(A) D, E
(B) A, C
(C) C, E
(D) F, C
14. Who is the uncle of C?
Directions (Qs. No. 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. 2, 9, 28, 65, 126, ?
16. 15, 32, 67, 138, ?, 568
17. 19, 29, 41, 55,?, 89
18. 64, 63, 49, 49, 48, 36, 36, 35, 25, 25, 24, ?
19. Find the missing number:
20. Which is different from the rest of the three on any basis?
21. If OCCUPATION is coded as QEEWRCVKQP, how will PROFESSION be coded?
22. The POTENTIAL is coded as 657247314, how will TALENT be coded?
Directions (Qs. No. 23-26): Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Mariam, Kunti, Begum, Shilpi and Meera are five friends. Each has six balls. Mariam gave three balls to Shilpi, who gave two balls each to Kunti and Meera. Begum gave four balls to Mariam who in turn gave three each to Kunti and Meera. Kunti gave five balls to Begum and Meera gave four balls to Shilpi.
23. Who possesses the most balls?
24. How many balls are with Begum?
25. How many balls are with Kunti?
26. Who has the fewest balls?
Directions (Qs. No. 27-30): Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
A and B play cricket and tennis. B and D play hockey. A and C play volleyball and tennis. C, D and E play football.
27. Who plays hockey and football?
28. Who plays cricket, tennis and volleyball?
29. Who plays only football?
30. Who plays volleyball and football?
Section-III : Educational and General Awareness
31. Where is the headquarter of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)?
(A) Tel Aviv City, Israel
(B) Paris, France
(C) Tehran, Iran
(D) Masdar City, United Arab Emirates
32. What is geographically closest to Greater Nicobar?
(D) Sri Lanka
33. Which of the following is a multi-level global campaign to spread awareness about the importance of education for girls?
(A) Girl’s Rising
(B) The most important part of our life; Girl
(C) Save Girls: Educate Girls
(D) Education for Girls
34. Lord Macaulay is related to:
(A) By introducing instruction through English medium
(B) Military reform
(C) End of sati practice
(D) Legal disclosure
35. Which of the following is not composed by Sant Tulsidas?
(C) Vinay Patrika
(D) Sahitya Ratna
36. Which browser is developed by Google?
(A) Internet Explorer
37. Who wrote the book “The Coalition Years 1996-2012”?
(A) Yashwant Sinha
(B) P. Chidambaram
(C) Pranab Mukherjee
(D) Sitaram Yechury
38. Parliament approved the National Education Policy in:
39. Which of the following acts was called by Jawaharlal Nehru as “Proclamation Letter of Slavery”?
(A) Regulating Act, 1773
(B) Pitt’s India Act, 1784
(C) Government of India Act, 1919
(D) Government of India Act, 1935
40. Where is Jog Falls located?
(A) On the Tapti river
(B) On the Sharavati river
(C) On the Kaveri river
(D) On the Bhima river
41. In which year did the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan scheme start?
42. Yashpal Committee Report (1993) is known as:
(A) Learning the pleasure within
(B) Learning without Burden
(C) Learning to Learn
(D) Learning to Live Together
43. Who was given the Jnanpith Award for the year 2016?
(A) Sankha Ghosh
(B) Mridula Garg
(C) Namvar Singh
(D) Sankara Kurup
44. National Curriculum Framework was created by NCERT:
45. Which book was written by Swami Dayanand Saraswati?
(A) Satyarth Prakash
(B) Raja Yoga
46. How can the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India be increased?
(A) By the notification of President
(B) By Parliamentary law
(C) By amending the Constitution of India
(D) By a representation of the Supreme Court
47. When did Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana enforce?
48. The main objective of the Hunter Commission (1882) was:
(A) Assessing the status of primary education and suggesting improvements
(B) Suggesting Police Reforms
(C) Examining revolutionary movements in India
(D) Translation of Indian literature into English
49. Section ‘51A’ of the Constitution deals with:
(A) Fundamental Rights
(B) Fundamental Duties
(C) Girl education
(D) Woman education
50. In which year was the All India Muslim League established?
51. Which region is called the ‘rice bowl’ of India?
(A) North-East Region
(B) Kerala and Tamil Nadu
(C) Indus-Ganga Plain
(D) Krishna-Godavari delta region
52. For which book Viren Dangwal was given the Sahitya Akademi Award?
(A) Syahi Tal
(B) Esi Duniya mein
(C) Dushchakra Mein Srasta
(D) Kal ki Baat
53. “Jeevan ka Phiya” is used as a ‘Theme’ in which of the following?
(A) Varli painting
(B) Thanka painting
(C) Manjusha painting
(D) Kalamkari painting
54. First President of India was:
(A) Dr. Radhakrishnan
(B) Dr. Zakir Husain
(C) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
(D) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
55. Recently, the Energy Ganga Project implemented by the Government of India is:
(A) Saving Gangai Dolphin in Ganges River
(B) Removing water pollution from the Ganges River and conserving the Ganges River
(C) Protection of Ganga flood affected plains
(D) Providing LPG from pipes to residents
Section-IV : Teaching-Learning and The School
56. The objective of teaching is:
(A) Change in behavior of students in expected direction
(B) Complete personality development of students
(C) Character building of students
(D) Getting selected in a proper job
57. Why should there be discipline in the classroom?
(A) Children should feel that it is compulsory.
(B) Children should accept the tribunal.
(C) Children should understand the importance of organized and systematic work.
(D) If they want to become teachers, it will help them.
58. On which channel IGNOU’s programs are shown?
(A) Mukt channel
(B) Eklavya channel
(C) Gyan channel
(D) Vyas channel
59. The best definition of education can be:
(A) The preparation
(B) To acquire knowledge
(D) Intellectual freedom
60. Which of the following organizations looks after the quality of teacher education in India?
61. The dictionary is a:
(A) Audio medium
(B) Visual medium
(C) Print media
(D) Audio-Visual medium
62. Which title will be appropriate for the opening of the first day in nursery class?
(A) My best friend
(B) My neighbourhood
(C) My school
(D) My family
63. A good teacher is one who:
(A) Encourages children for all round development.
(B) Helps children to learn their lesson easily.
(C) Prepares children to pass the exam.
(D) Establishes discipline in the classroom.
64. What will you do if a child does not understand the lesson properly taught in class?
(A) Repeat the lesson
(B) Students will be asked to read additional books/learning materials.
(C) Know the child’s prior knowledge
(D) Will reread the lesson by choosing examples from the child’s background
65. In the perspective of education, socialization means:
(A) Building your own social standards
(B) To respect elders in society
(C) Adaptation and adjustment in social environment
(D) Always comply with social standards
66. The most important objective of teaching is:
(A) To understand teacher’s narrative to children
(B) Completing the lesson of your subject
(C) Keeping children comfortable during teaching
(D) Taking classes regularly
67. Statement ‘Men are generally more intelligent than women’:
(A) is true
(B) can be true
(C) shows gender differences
(D) Perfect for multiple areas of intelligence
68. Which one of the following is not an ‘output’ device?
(B) Visual Display Unit
69. Which of the following is not the main objective of NCERT?
(A) To organize pre-service and in-service training of teachers.
(B) To act as a nodal institution in achieving the goals of universal elementary education
(C) To encourage and coordinate research in the field of school education
(D) Developing rules for teacher education programs
70. The purpose of the task is to:
(A) Keeping students busy at home
(B) Improvement in handwriting
(C) Parents’ participation in student learning
(D) Promotion of self-learning
71. In which state the first Open University was established in India?
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Tamil Nadu
72. Which is not a suitable tool for structural assessment?
(B) Oral question
(C) Terminal examination
(D) Question Forum & Puzzle
73. Which of the following is not correct about the school?
(A) They are powerful-agencies of social change.
(B) They are social units of cultural transfer.
(C) They are influenced by the social and economic scenario in the country.
(D) They are possible means of conflict and separation.
74. What is the biggest benefit of interaction between teachers and fellows?
(A) It helps in effective learning.
(B) It provides satisfaction to the teacher.
(C) It encourages scholars to ask questions.
(D) It creates better collective relationships.
75. If a child often quarrels with his siblings, how will you help him as a teacher?
(A) You punish him in school
(B) Comparing him to others will discourage him
(C) Will ask parents to take drastic action
(D) By taking him alone find the reason for such behavior.
76. An effective teaching-aid material has one of the following characteristic/qualities:
(A) It looks good.
(B) Awakens all departments.
(C) Visible to everyone.
(D) It is easy to make.
77. What is not desired for a proper teaching-learning environment in the classroom?
(A) Autonomy of fellowship
(B) Freedom to teacher for innovation
(C) Meeting of continuous teacher-parent association
(D) Punishment for wrong behavior
78. Ann effective classroom environment occurs in:
(A) Different types of educational aids
(B) Live interaction of student-teacher
(C) Torrential silence
(D) Excessive discipline
79. Ethical values can be developed effectively in students when teachers:
(A) Speaks of sustainable values.
(B) He complies himself.
(C) Tells the story of great people.
(D) Provides reading material.
80. The success of teaching depends on:
(A) On advance skills
(B) On oral communication skills
(C) On children’s understanding
(D) On children’s choice
Section-V : (i) Science
81. An electric motor converts:
(A) Electrical energy into heat energy
(B) Electrical energy into mechanical energy
(C) Mechanical energy into electrical energy
(D) Mechanical energy into heat energy
82. The part of DNA that informs a protein, is called:
83. Which of the following is a greenhouse gas?
(A) Sulphur dioxide
(B) Nitrogen dioxide
(C) Carbon dioxide
(D) Carbon monoixde
84. Which of the following would be true for highly acidic and highly alkaline solutions?
(A) The concentration of hydrogen ion in the solution will be 10−7 M
(B) The solution will turn litmus into red colour
(C) Solutions will be very good conductor of electricity
(D) The solutions will release hydrogen by reacting with Mg
85. Which colour of visible light has the lowest frequency?
86. The blood corpuscles that help in blood clotting at the place of injury are:
87. The result of the ozone hole is:
(A) Green effect house
(B) Global warming
(C) Acid rain
(D) Increase in UV radiation
88. Choose a compound that has an oxidation number of +5 to chlorine.
89. If the focal length of a lens is f, the power of the lens will be:
90. Which of the following electronic distributions should have a minimum ionic energy?
(A) 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2
(B) 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s1
(C) 1s2 2s2 2p6
(D) 1s2 2s2 2p3
91. Which of the following is not a renewable source of energy?
(A) Wind energy
(B) Ocean energy
(C) Solar energy
(D) Fossil energy
92. Which of the following properties is different for neutral atoms of two isotopes of the same element?
(A) Atomic number
(C) Number of electrons
(D) General chemical reaction
93. What percentage of genes does a child get from his father?
94. Xylem in plants are responsible:
(A) For water transport
(B) For manure transport
(C) For the transport of amino acids
(D) For oxygen transport
95. Resistance of metal Conductor:
(A) Increases with increase in temperature
(B) Decreases with increase in temperature
(C) Doesn’t change with change in temperature
(D) Becomes zero at high temperature
96. Which of the following will form an ionic solution in water?
97. The reason for the movement of food in the esophagus is:
(A) Balsamic by saliva
(C) Gravitational pull
98. In which production the biodegraded waste can be used?
(C) Both manure and biogas
(D) Neither manure nor biogas
99. In human beings, kidney is part of which system?
100. The fastest depleting natural resources in the world are:
Section-V : (ii) Mathematics
101. The largest 4-digit number divisible by 15, 25, 40, and 75 will be?
102. How many digits will be in the right of the decimal point in the product of 65.425, and 0.03216?
103. 17 pen are sold at Rs 720, there is a loss equal to the cost price of 5 pens, what is the cost price of one pen?
(A) Rs 43
(B) Rs 60
(C) Rs 55
(D) Rs 34
104. A fruit seller purchases 5 oranges in Rs 4 then sells 4 oranges in Rs 5, what is his profit per cent?
105. If (5.6)2 + 5.6p + (3.4)2 is a perfect square, then what is the value of p?
106. If the shadow of a pole is √3 times its length, then the angle of elevation towards the sun will be:
107. How many two-digit prime numbers have 1 as a second digit?
108. The total number of prime numbers between 20 and 50 will be:
109. The value of is:
110. HCF of two numbers is 5 and LCM is150. If one number is 25, then the second number will be:
111. At 8.30 am, the angle between the minute and the hour hand in a watch will be:
112. If a shopkeeper gives 5% discount in his sale 3 times continuously, the total discount will be:
113. A clock starts in the afternoon. The hour needle will be bent at 5.10 pm?
114. A fruit seller has some oranges. He sold 30% of the oranges, yet he has 245 oranges left. How many oranges did he have in the beginning?
115. A 350 m. long train is running at a speed of 45 km/hr. In how much time it will cross 140 m. long platform?
(A) 30 seconds
(B) 40 seconds
(C) 45 seconds
(D) 50 seconds
116. If then:
(A) a = b
(B) a + b =1
(C) a – b = 0
(D) a – b = 1
117. If one number is 10% less than another, which is 10% more than 200, then what is the first number?
118. Which of the following represents the ratio of seconds to hours?
119. A train running at a speed of 40 km/hr crosses a post in 18 seconds. The length of the train will be:
(A) 180 m
(B) 200 m
(C) 240 m
(D) 360 m
120. A student gets 240 marks in the examination and is failed with 60 marks, if the maximum marks is 600, then what is the passing percentage?
Section-V : (iii) Social Science
121. The word ‘mansab’ is used:
(A) A piece of land
(B) A position
(C) An office
(D) A pay scale
122. The Constitution of India was adopted:
(A) By the Governor General
(B) By British Parliament
(C) By Constituent Assembly
(D) By Indian Parliament
123. Excise duty is a tax:
(A) On sale of goods
(B) On export of goods
(C) On the production of goods
(D) On import of goods
124. Which of the following is not a fundamental feature of the Indian Constitution?
(A) Presidential government
(B) Parliamentary government
(C) Federal government
(D) Freedom of judiciary
125. The Similipal Tiger Reserve is located at:
(A) Madhya Pradesh
126. Which state is the largest producer of coal in India?
(C) Madhya Pradesh
127. Supernova is a:
(A) A dwarf star
(B) A black hole
(C) A meteor
(D) A dead star
128. Who is called the father of Indian Constitution?
(A) B.R. Ambedkar
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Vallabhbhai Patel
129. Which of the following Gupta emperors was equally important in war and personal achievements?
(A) Chandragupta I
(B) Chandragupta II
(C) Kumargupta I
130. Which English Governor General started postage stamps in India?
(A) Lord Dalhousie
(B) Lord Auckland
(C) Lord Canning
(D) Lord William Bentinck
131. Where was the Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah II sent as captive by the British?
(A) Mendeley jail
(B) Adaman and Nicobar
132. Members of Rajya Sabha are:
(A) Directly elected.
(B) Mostly nominated.
(C) Both chosen directly and indirectly.
(D) Elected by the assembly members.
133. Which section of the constitution has given residuary rights to the Parliament?
(A) Section 45
(B) Section 21A
(C) Section 148
(D) Section 360
134. On which river is the Gandhi Sagar Dam built?
135. The President of the Union of India is conferred with equivalent to which of the following:
(A) British Monarch
(B) President of America
(C) President of Egypt
(D) President of Russia
136. Who is the Chairman of Rajya Sabha?
(A) Prime Minister
(B) Finance Minister
(C) Commerce Minister
(D) Vice-President of India
137. Who was the last Mughal emperor?
(C) Bhadur Shah Zafar
138. Which of the following is the longest national highway in the country?
(A) National Highway-1
(B) National Highway-44
(C) National Highway-3
(D) National Highway-4
139. Who is considered as the founder of scientific socialism?
(B) Karl Marx
140. India is a ………… .
(A) Social economy
(B) Capitalist economy
(C) Mixed economy
(D) Open economy
Section-V : (iv) English
Directions (Q. Nos. 141-145): Choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word.
141. The treacherous accountant gave away secrets to the rival company.
142. The compliant student made sure to compliment her supervisor at every stage.
143. The personalities of the twins are as disparate as day and night.
144. Ania is a vociferous defender of labour unions.
145. The critic described the painting as insipid.
Directions (Q. Nos. 146-150): In this group of words, only one word is correctly spelt. Select the one with the correct spelling.
Directions (Q. Nos. 151-154): Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
151. His volatile personality made it difficult to predict his reaction to anything.
152. The character Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a misanthrope.
153. His prodigal son quickly wasted all of his savings.
154. Anita has a reputation for veracity, so everyone trusted her.
Directions (Q. Nos. 155 and 156): Select the word in each group that does not properly belong to it.
(B) lay person
Directions (Q. Nos. 157-160): Pick out the most appropriate word from the given alternatives to fill in the blank to complete the sentence.
157. Despite the efforts to ______ the discord between the two fractions, the two groups remained sworn enemies.
158. To avoid being ______, the teacher often includes jokes and amusing anecdotes in her lectures.
159. The mines of the gold rush dug so deeply into the mountain that any more excavation could have had ________ consequences, causing a cave-in or a complete collapse.
160. To properly represent its ____ forms, Manu included, in his paper on the history of renaissance Art, over twenty sections each describing a different style.
Section-V : (v) Hindi