UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on People & Environment - July 2016

1. Which of the following is the largest source of water pollution in major rivers of India?
(A) Untreated sewage
(B) Agriculture run-off
(C) Unregulated small scale industries
(D) Religious practices



2. Sustainable development goals have specific targets to be achieved by
(A) 2022
(B) 2030
(C) 2040
(D) 2050



3. Indian government’s target of producing power from biomass by the year 2022, is
(A) 50 MW
(B) 25 MW
(C) 15 MW
(D) 10 MW



4. Assertion (A): Conserving our soil resources is critical to human survival.
Reason (R): Soil is home to many micro-organisms and contains minerals.

Choose the correct code:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true and (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false and (R) is true.



5. World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) objective has been to reduce the number of deaths due to hydro meteorological disasters over the decade 2010-2019 by (with reference to the decade 1994-2003)
(A) 25%
(B) 50%
(C) 75%
(D) 80%



6. Identify the air pollutant in urban areas which irritates eyes and also respiratory tract of human beings.
(A) Particulate matter 
(B) Oxides of nitrogen
(C) Surface ozone
(D) Carbon monoxide

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