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for The Teaching and Research Aptitude Test

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Unit I: TEACHING APTITUDE 1. The most important function of a teacher is to A facilitate learning B manage instructional resources C coordinate curricular activities D provide information 2. It is popularly said that any two students are not alike. This implies that they differ in their A physical and mental set up B aptitude C social status D attitude 3. Of the following learning theories, the one that embodies the idea that the learning takes place through insight is known as A Gestalt B Stimulus-Response C Connectionist D Pragmatic 4. Which of the following is not a type of the learned motives? A Reflexes B Habits C Attitude D Interest 5. Out of the following, in which lesson, a general rule is explained first and then examples are illustrated? A Deductive lesson B Inductive lesson C Cognitive lesson D Skill lesson 6. Counselling is provided to assist an individual A To diagnose learning deficiencies B To understand and solve problem C To develop insight D To develop the personality

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7. The lowest level of Taxonomy of Educational Objectives of Cognitive Domain given by Bloom is A Knowledge B Comprehension C Application D Analysis

8. Instructional objectives are useful to A Teachers B Students C Question paper setters D All of the above

9. The objectives of a Curriculum are to be stated in terms of A Students entering behaviour B Students terminal behaviour C Teachers behaviour D Learning process 10. Which of the following is a characteristic of a good test? A Validity B Reliability C Usability D All of the above Unit II: RESEARCH APTITUDE 11. If in a research independent variables cannot be manipulated then it is known as A B C D Experimental Research Non-experimental Research Fundamental Research Exploratory Research

12. Which of the following is/are true about Expost Facto Study? A The investigators attempt to trace an effect which has already occurred to its probable causes B The effect becomes dependent variable C The investigators have no direct control over such variables D All of these 13. The per capita income of India from 1950 to 1990 is four times. This study is A Social B Horizontal C Longitudinal D Factorial

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14. Which of the following is the most essential characteristic of a research worker? A Sympathy B Open mindedness C Patience D Emotional control 15. The decline of the British Empire should have spelt the decline of English. This statement is a/an A fact B advice C opinion D prejudice 16. To study the relationship of family size with income a researcher calssifies his population into different income slabs and then takes a random sample from each slab. Which technique of sampling does he adopt? A Random Sampling B Stratified Random Sampling C Cluster Sampling D Systematic Sampling 17. Which of the following is the most read page of a thesis? A Title page B Table of contents C Abstract D Research Design 18. The historical research is different from experimental research in the process of A Replication B Formulation of hypothesis C Hypothesis testing D All of the above 19. A statistical measure based upon the entire population is called parameter while a measure based upon a sample is known as A Sample parameter B Inference C Statistic D None of these

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20. Ordinarily a good piece of research follows four phases. They are given below: (i) Setting of objectives (ii) Analysing data (iii) Collecting data (iv) Interpreting the findings Which of the following orders for these phases is correct? A B C D (iii), (i), (iv), & (ii) (i), (iii), (ii), & (iv) (i), (ii), (iii), & (iv) (ii), (iv), (iii) & (i)

Unit III: COMMUNICATION 21. If a person replied like "I see" or `mm-hmm' then it is known as A Positive feed back B Negative feed back C Ambiguous feed back D Nonverbal feedback 22. Which of the following methods of communication is the most effective? A Presenting written material B Nonverbal Communication C Multi-media method D Oral Communication 23. Teaching on TV is superior to class room instruction because A Very large classes are made possible and thus it is economically advantageous B Experts for teaching difficult topics can be arranged C Teaching can be filmed for reuse D All of these 24. The most basic function of communication is to A Inform people B Instruct people C Influence people D All of these 25. Encoding is A The formulation of messages in the communicator's mind B The formulation messages in the receiver's mind C Coding of whole communication process D None of these

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Unit IV: LOGICAL REASONING 26. Find out the odd item, which is differently related A Geometry B Algebra C Trigonometry D Mathematics 27. Statement : All students are not dishonest Conclusion : A few students are dishonest A Conclusion is true B Conclusion is false C Conclusion is doubtful D Conclusion is irrelevant Study the following figure carefully and answer the questions 28 - 30: Urban

1

2 3 6 4

Hardworking

5

5 7

Educated

28. Urban educated who are not hard working A 1 B 2 C 3 D 4 29. Hardworking urban who are not educated A 1 B 2 C 5 D 7 30. Urban who are neither educated nor hardworking A 2 B 3 C 1 D 4 Page 5 of 7

Unit V: DATA INTERPRETATION Directions (Q31-35): Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below it. Production of grain X by six states in three years 2006, 2007, 2008.

2006 2007 2008

70 60 Production in Lakh tonnes 50 40 30 20 10 0 A

B

C

States

D

E

F

31. What is the ratio of lowest production to the highest production for any of the given states in any of the given years? A 1:2 B 2:3 C 1:3 D 2:5 32. What is the difference between the average production of all the states in 2007 and the average production of all the states in 2008 rounded off to the nearest whole number? A 2 B 6 C 4 D 5 33. Percent rise / fall in production from 2007 to 2008 is the lowest for which of the following state? A A B C C E D F 34. Total production of all the states together in 2008 is approximately what % of Page 6 of 7

total production of all the states together in 2007? A 90% B 75% C 120% D 110% 35. Production of state `A' in the three years together is what percent of the production of state `F' in the three years together? A 120% B 108% C 92% D 80% Unit VI: TECHNICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA 36. The number of levels of Technical Educational Institutions in India is A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 37. The role of National Board of Accreditation is to A Sanction funds for projects B Ensure quality assurance C Grant affiliation D Grant approval 38. National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous body, has been established by A AICTE B UGC C ISTE D NBA 39. The expansion of NPTEL is A National Program for Technology Enhanced Learning B National Project for Technology Enabled Learning C National Program for Technical Education Learning D National Project for Technician Education Learning 40. Directorate of Technical Education is an organization established by A State Government B Government of India C Indian Society for Technical Education D Indian National Academy of Engineering

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