UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Teaching Aptitude - July 2016

1. The best way for providing value education is through
(A) discussions on scriptural texts 
(B) lecture/discourses on values
(C) seminars/symposia on values
(D) mentoring/reflective sessions on values

2. Which set of learner characteristics may be considered helpful in designing effective teaching-learning systems? Select the correct alternative from the codes given below:
(i) Prior experience of learners in respect of the subject.
(ii) Interpersonal relationships of learner’s family friends.
(iii) Ability of the learners in respect of the subject.
(iv) Student’s language background.
(v) Interest of students in following the prescribed dress code.
(vi) Motivational-orientation of the students.

(A) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(B) (i), (iii), (iv) and (vi)
(C) (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)
(D) (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi)

3. A college level assistant professor has planned his/her lectures with an intent to develop cognitive dimensions of students centered on skills of analysis and synthesis. Below, given are two sets of items Set - I consisting of levels of cognitive interchange and Set - II comprising basic requirements for promoting them. Match the two sets and indicate your answer by choosing the correct alternative from the code:
Set - I                                         Set - II
(Levels of Cognitive              (Basic requirements for promoting
Interchange)                            cognitive interchange)
a. Memory level                        i. Giving opportunity for discriminating examples 
and non-examples of a point.
b. Understanding level           ii. Recording the important points made 
during the presentations.
c. Reflective level                    iii. Asking the students to discuss various 
items of information.
iv. Critically analyzing the points to be 
made and discussed.

      a   b   c
(A) ii   iv   i
(B) iii  iv   ii
(C) ii   i    iv
(D) i   ii    iii

4. Match the items of the first set with that of the second set in respect of evaluation system. Choose the correct code:
Set - I                                                     Set - II
a. Formative evaluation                      i. Evaluating cognitive and co-cognitive aspects 
with regularity
b. Summative evaluation                   ii. Tests and their interpretations based on a 
group and certain yardsticks
c. Continuous and comprehensive     iii. Grading the final learning outcomes
d. Norm and criterion referenced      iv. Quizzes and discussions

      a    b    c   d
(A) iv    iii   i     ii
(B) i      ii   iii   iv
(C) iii    iv   ii    i
(D) i     iii   iv   ii

5. Select the alternative which consists of positive factors contributing to effectiveness of teaching:

List of factors:
(a) Teacher’s knowledge of the subject.
(b) Teacher’s socio-economic background.
(c) Communication skill of the teacher.
(d) Teacher’s ability to please the students.
(e) Teacher’s personal contact with students.
(f) Teacher’s competence in managing and monitoring the classroom transactions.

(A) (b), (c) and (d)
(B) (c), (d) and (f)
(C) (b), (d) and (e)
(D) (a), (c) and (f)

6. The use of teaching aids is justified on the grounds of
(A) Attracting student’s attention in the class room.
(B) Minimizing indiscipline problems in the classroom.
(C) Optimizing learning outcomes of students.
(D) Effective engagement of students in learning tasks.

7. Assertion (A): The purpose of higher education is to promote critical and creative thinking abilities among students.
Reason (R): These abilities ensure job placements.
Choose the correct answer from the following code:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true 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.

8. As a teacher, select the best option to ensure your effective presence in the classroom.
(A) Use of peer command
(B) Making aggressive statements
(C) Adoption of well-established posture   
(D) Being authoritarian

9. Imagine you are working in an educational institution where people are of equal status. Which method of communication is best suited and normally employed in such a context?
(A) Horizontal communication
(B) Vertical communication
(C) Corporate communication
(D) Cross communication

10. Identify the important element a teacher has to take cognizance of while addressing students in a classroom.
(A) Avoidance of proximity
(B) Voice modulation
(C) Repetitive pause
(D) Fixed posture



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