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2017 November UGC NET Paper-1, Page-2

11. A deductive argument is invalid if:
(a) Its premises and conclusion are all false
(b) Its premises are all false but its conclusion is true.
(c) Its premises are all true but its conclusion is false.
(d) Its premises and conclusion are all true.
Answer: (3)

12. A good communicator begins his/her presentation with a:
(a) Non-sequitur
(b) Repetitive phrase
(c) Ice-breaker
(d) Complex question
Answer: (3)

13. In certain code, “COVALENT” is code as BWPDUOFM. The code of “ELEPHANT” will be:
Answer: (2)

14. In the series 1, 6, 15, 28, 45 … the next term will be:
(a) 76
(b) 56
(c) 84
(d) 66
Answer: (4)

15. Ajay is a friend of Rakesh, Pointing to an old man Ajay asked Rakesh who is he? Rakesh said “His son is my son’s uncle”. The old man is related to Rakesh as:
(a) Father-in law
(b) Father
(c) Uncle
(d) Grandfather
Answer: (2)

16. The interaction between a teacher and students creates a zone of proximal:
(a) Confusion
(b) Development
(c) Distortion
(d) Difference
Answer: (2)

17. Given below are two premises (a and b), from those two premises four conclusions (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are drawn. Select the code that states the conclusion/conclusions drawn validity (taking the premises singularly or jointly).
(a) All bats are mammals.
(b) No birds are bats.
(i) No birds are mammals.
(ii) Some birds are not mammals.
(iii) No bats are birds.
(iv) All mammals are bats.
(1) (i) and (ii) only
(2) (iii) only
(3) (iii) and (iv) only
(4) (i) only
Answer: (2)

18. A postman walked 20 m straight from his office, turned right and walked 10 m. After turning left he walked 10 m and after turning right walked 20 m. He again turned right and walked 70m. How far he is from his office?
(1) 40 m
(2) 60 m
(3) 20 m
(4) 50 m
Answer: (4)

19. Just melting ice-cubes do not causes a glass of water to overflow, melting sea – ice does not increase ocebic volume. What type of argument is it?
(1) Hypothetical
(2) Psychological
(3) Statistical
(4) Analogical
Answer: (4)

20. The classroom communication should essentially be:
(1) Empathetic
(2) Abstract
(3) Non-descriptive
(4) Contrived
Answer: (1)
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