UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Higher Education System, Governance, Polity & Administration - December 2004

1. In which year the University Grants Commission was established?
(A) 1948
(B) 1944
(C) 1953 
(D) 1960

2. Another name of Basic Education or Nai Talim is :
(A) Compulsory Education
(B) New Education Policy
(C) Wardha Education Plan
(D) Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan

3. ICT stands for :
(A) International Communication Technology
(B) Intera Common Terminology
(C) Information and Communication Technology
(D) Inter connected Terminals

4. Which of the following is the appropriate definition of Information Technology?
(A) Information Technology refers to the use of hardware and software for processing information
(B) Information Technology refers to the use of hardware and software for distribution of useful information
(C) Information Technology refers to the use of hardware and software for storage, retrieval, processing and distributing information of many kinds.
(D) Information Technology refers to the use of principles of Physical sciences and Social sciences for processing of information of many kinds.

5. The “Report on Currency and Finance” for each of the financial year in India is published by :
(A) Reserve Bank of India
(B) Ministry of Finance
(C) Planning Commission
(D) Central Statistical Organization

6. The idea of ‘Democratic Decentralisation’ in India was popularised by:
(A) A.D. Gorwala Committee, 1951
(B) Paul H. Appleby Committee, 1953
(C) B.R. Mehta Committee, 1957
(D) Ashok Mehta Committee, 1978

7. In India, a political party is recognised as a National or Regional Party by the :
(A) President of India
(B) Election Commission of India
(C) Law ministry in consultation with the Law Commission of India
(D) Union Parliament in consultation with the State Legislatures

8. Which of the following factor/s is/are responsible for the increase of the role of Government in Developing Countries?
(a) Economic Planning
(b) Rising expectation of people
(c) Privatisation
(d) Emergence of the concept of Welfare State

Select the most appropriate answer from the codes given below:
(A) (a) and (d)
(B) (a), (b) and (d)
(C) Only (c)
(D) Only (d)



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