UGC December 2012 Paper-1 Solved


1.The English word ‘Communication’ is derived from the words
(A) Communis and Communicare
(B) Communist and Commune
(C) Communism and Communalism
(D) Communion and Common sense

2.Chinese Cultural Revolution leader Mao Zedong used a type of communication to talk to the masses is known as
(A) Mass line communication
(B) Group communication
(C) Participatory communication
(D) Dialogue communication

3.Conversing with the spirits and ancestors is termed as
(A) Transpersonal communication
(B) Intrapersonal communication
(C) Interpersonal communication
(D) Face-to-face communication

4.The largest circulated daily newspaper among the following is
(A) The Times of India
(B) The Indian Express
(C) The Hindu
(D) The Deccan Herald

5.The pioneer of the silent feature film in India was
(A) K.A. Abbas
(B) Satyajit Ray
(C) B.R. Chopra
(D) Dada Sahib Phalke

6.Classroom communication of a teacher rests on the principle of
(A) Infotainment (B) Edutainment
(C) Entertainment (D) Power equation

7. The missing number in the series :
0, 6, 24, 60, 120, ?, 336, is
(A) 240 (B) 220 (C) 280 (D) 210

8. A group of 7 members having a majority of boys is to be formed out of 6 boys and 4 girls. The number of ways the group can be formed is
(A) 80 (B) 100 (C) 90 (D) 110

9. The number of observations in a group is 40. The average of the first 10 members is 4.5 and the average of the remaining 30 members is 3.5. The average of the whole group is
(A) 4 (B) 15/2
(C) 15/4 (D) 6

10. If MOHAN is represented by the code KMFYL, then COUNT will be represented by

11. The sum of the ages of two persons A and B is 50. 5 years ago, the ratio of their ages was 5/3. The present age of A and B are
(A) 30, 20 (B) 35, 15
(C) 38, 12 (D) 40, 10

12.Let A means minus (–), B means multiplied by ( x), C means divided by (/) and D means plus (+). The value of
90 D 9 A 29 C 10 B 2 is

(A)8 (B) 10
(C) 12 (D) 14 //93.2

13.Consider the Asser tion–I and Assertion– II and select the right code given below :
Assertion–I : Even Bank-lockers are not safe. Thieves can break them and take away your wealth. But thieves can not go to heaven. So you should keep your wealth in heaven.
Assertion–II : The difference of skin- colour of beings is because of the distance from the sun and not because of some permanent traits. Skin-colour is the result of body’s reaction to the sun and its rays.
Codes :

(A) Both the assertions-I and II are forms of argument.
(B) The assertion-I is an argument but the assertion-II is not.
(C) The assertion-II is an argument but the assertion-I is not.
(D) Both the assertions are explanations of facts.

14. By which of the following proposition,the proposition ‘some men are not honest’ is contradicted ?
(A) All men are honest.
(B) Some men are honest.
(C) No men are honest.
(D) All of the above.

15. A stipulative definition is
(A) always true
(B) always false
(C) sometimes true sometimes false
(D) neither true nor false

16. Choose the appropriate alternative given in the codes to replace the question mark.
Examiner – Examinee, Pleader – Client,Preceptor – ?

(A) Customer (B) Path-finder
(C) Perceiver (D) Disciple

17. If the statement ‘most of the students are obedient’ is taken to be true, which one of the following pair of statements can be claimed to be true ?
I. All obedient persons are students.
II. All students are obedient.
III. Some students are obedient.
IV. Some students are not disobedient.
Codes :
(A) I & II (B) II & III
(C) III & IV (D) II & IV

18. Choose the right code :
A deductive argument claims that :
I. The conclusion does not claim something more than that which is contained in the premises.
II. The conclusion is supported by the premise/premises conclusively.
III. If the conclusion is false, then premise/premises may be either true or false.
IV. If premise/combination of premises is true, then conclusion must be true.

Codes :
(A) I and II (B) I and III
(C) II and III (D) All the above

On the basis of the data given in the following table, give answers to questions from 19 to 24 :
Government Expenditures on Social Services
(As percent of total expenditure)

19. How many activities in the social services are there where the expenditure has been less than 5 percent of the total expenditures incurred on the social services in 2008-09 ?
(A) One (B) Three
(C) Five (D) All the above

20. In which year, the expenditures on the social services have increased at the highest rate ?
(A) 2007-08 (B) 2008-09
(C) 2009-10 (D) 2010-11

21. Which of the following activities remains almost stagnant in terms of share of expenditures ?
(A) North-eastern areas (B) Welfare to SC/ST & OBC
(C) Information & broadcasting (D) Social welfare and nutrition

22. Which of the following item’s expenditure share is almost equal to the remaining three items in the given years ?
(A) Information & broadcasting (B) Welfare to SC/ST and OBC
(C) Labour and employment (D) Social welfare & nutrition

23. Which of the following items of social services has registered the highest rate of increase in expenditures during 2007-08 to 2010-11 ?
(A) Education, sports & youth affairs (B) Welfare to SC/ST & OBC
(C) Social welfare & nutrition (D) Overall social services

24. Which of the following items has registered the highest rate of decline in terms of expenditure during 2007-08 to 2009-10 ?
(A) Labour and employment (B) Health & family welfare
(C) Social welfare & nutrition (D) Education, sports & youth affairs

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