So, This is the official Questions Paper and Answer Key for the paper 1 conducted on 2015  , taken from official website

Note: This paper contains (50) multiple choice questions, each questions carrying two (2) marks. Attempt all of them.

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Q.1. Effective teaching depends on

(A) Qualification of teacher

(B) Personality of teacher

(C) Handwriting of teacher

(D) Subject understanding of teacher

Answer: D

Q.2. Which of the following is not characteristic of good question paper?

(A) Objectivity

(B) Subjectivity

(C) No use of vogue words

(D) Reliable

Answer: B


Q.3. Which of the following is a project aid?

(A) Blackboard

(B) Globe

(C) Diorana

(D) Epidiascope

Answer: B,D


Q.4. Moral value can be effectively inculcated among the students when the teacher

(A) frequently talks about value

(B) himself practice them

(C) talk to Gods and Godesses

(D) tells stories of great persons

Answer: B


Q.5. Good evaluation of written material should not be based on

(A) linguistic expression

(B) logical presentation

(C) ability to reproduce whatever is read

(D) comprehension of subject

Answer: A


Q.6. Maximum participation of students is possible in teaching through

(A) discussion method

(B) lecture method

(C) audio-visual aid

(D) text book method

Answer: A


Q.7. A researcher divides the population into P. G, Graduates and 10+2 students and using the random digit table he selects some of them from each. This is technically called

(A) representative sampling

(B) stratified sampling

(C) stratified random sampling

(D) None of the above

Answer: C


Q.8. Ex-post facto research means

(A) research carried out prior to the incident

(B) research carried out after the incident

(C) research carried out keeping in mind the possiblities of an incident

(D) None of the above

Answer: B


Q.9. A lottery method is an example of

(A) area sampling

(B) simple random sampling

(C) non-probability sampling

(D) purposive sampling

Answer: B


Q.10. In descriptive research, the primary data can be obtained through

(A) observation

(B) direct communication with respondents in one form or another

(C) personal interview

(D) All of the above

Answer: D


Q.11. The meaning of randomisation is

(A) each element of population has an equal chance to be included in the sample

(B) the selection of individuals from population is independent

(C) the method is free from personal bias

(D) All of the above

Answer: D

Q.12. The laws of induction were given by which of the following thinkers?

(A) Russel

(B) Mill

(C) Plato

(D) Dewey

Answer: B


Q.13. A disruption in the communication process is called

(A) transgression

(B) wall

(C) noise

(D) feedback

Answer: C


Q.14. “Who says what in which channel to whom with what effect.” This is the Lasswell model of communication. How many elements are there in the above model of communication?

(A) Three

(B) Four

(C) Five

(D) Six

Answer: C


Q.15. In Wi-Fi, Fi stands for what?

(A) Final

(B) Finish

(C) Firewall

(D) Fidelity

Answer: D


Q.16. Who received the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2014?

(A) Shashi Kapoor

(B) Om Puri

(C) Naseeruddin Shah

(D) Javed Akhtar

Answer: A


Q.17. Educational TV was first introduced in India in which year?

(A) 1959

(B) 1961

(C) 1960

(D) 1958

Answer: A


Q.18. Who differentiated between hot and cool media?

(A) Raymond Williams

(B) Wilbur Schramm

(C) Harold Lasswell

(D) Marshall McLuhan

Answer: D


Q.19. Please find the number in place of Question Mark in the following series.

25, 22, 30, ? , 35

(A) 26

(B) 28

(C) 27

(D) 29

Answer: C


Q.20. In a school 391 boys and 323 girls have been divided into the largest possible equal classes, so that there are equal number of boys and girls in each class. What is the number of classes?

(A) 23 girls’ classes, 19 boys’ classes

(B) 23 boys’ classes, 19 girls’ classes

(C) 17 boys’ classes, 23 girls’ classes

(D) 23 boys’ classes, 17 girls’ classes

Answer: B


Q.21. Which number indicates the owners who are neither engineers nor good administrators?

F = Good Administrators

E = Engineers

G = Owners

(A) 4

(B) 6

(C) 2

(D) 7

Answer: C


Q.22. If multiplication = division, division = addition, addition = subtraction and subtraction = multiplication, solve the following equation.

110 ÷ 20 × 10 + 40 -10 = ?

(A) – 280

(B) – 288

(C) 250

(D) 175

Answer: B



Q.23. In the series given below, identify the wrong number.

5, 11, 23, 47, 96, 191, 383

(A) 96

(B) 5

(C) 383

(D) None of the above

Answer: A


Q.24. In certain code TEACHER is written as VGCEJGT. The code of children will be

(A) E K N J F T G P

(B) E J K N F T G P

(C) K N J F G T P

(D) None of the above

Answer: B


Q.25. Which of the following statements are correct about the Central Information Commission?

  1. The Central Information Commission is a statutory body.
  2. The Chief Information Commissioner and other information commissioners are appointed by the President of India.
  3. The Commission can impose a penalty upto a maximum of₹25,000.
  4. It can punish an errant officer.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 1, 2 and 4

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) 2, 3 and 4

Answer: C


Q.26. If South-East becomes North and North-East becomes West and all the rest directions are changed in the same manner, then what will be the direction for West?

(A) North-East

(B) South

(C) South-East

(D) South-West

Answer: C


Q.27. We need not worry about errors but we must try to learn from our errors.


  1. Errors may take place when we are carrying out certain work.
  2. We are capable of benefitting from the past and improve our chances of error free work.


Give answer:

(A) if only assumption I is implicit

(B) if only assumption II is implicit

(C) if both I and II are implicit

(D) if none of them are complete

Answer: C


Q.28. The first two terms are related to each other in some way. Mark one of the options A-D to identify which term will bear the same relationship with the third term given in the problem

01 : 100 :: 10 : ?

(A) 10

(B) 100

(C) 1000

(D) 10000

Answer: C


Q.29. Which is the 8th letter to the right of 15th letter from your left in the English alphabet?

(A) W

(B) O

(C) G

(D) None of the above

Answer: A


Q.30. When I found that I was half an hour earlier than the scheduled time of the train, the train being late by 1-30 hours, arrived at 6-20 hours.

I had reached the station at:

(A) 4-40 hours

(B) 5-10 hours

(C) 4-20 hours

(D) 5-20 hours

Answer: C


Direction: Yearly income of three men and two women is given below in the table. Read the figures and answer the questions 31-34.


Q.31. Whose average income for all the four years is 1400?

(A) Ajay’s alone

(B) Ajay’s and Abhay’s both

(C) Ranjit’s and Sarita’s both

(D) Sarita’s alone

Answer: C


Q.32. What is the ratio between the total income of men and that of women for all years?

(A) 14:15

(B) 43:42

(C) 47:42

(D) 23:21

Answer: C


Q.33. What is the average income of a woman over four years?

(A) 1400

(B) 2800

(C) 2100

(D) None of the above

Answer: C


Q.34. The average income of a man over those four years is

(A) less than 1400

(B) more than 2100

(C) between 1550 and 1600

(D) None of the above

Answer: C


Direction: Study the following Pie-diagram carefully to answer the questions that follow: 35-38. Total number of students = 3600

(Percentage of students enrolled in different Hobby classes in a school.)

Q.35. What is the total number of students enrolled in stitching and drama classes together?

(A) 684

(B) 846

(C) 648

(D) 864

Answer: D


Q.36. How many students are enrolled in painting classes?

(A) 550

(B) 480

(C) 540

(D) 450

Answer: C

Q.37. What is the ratio of number of students enrolled in singing and dancing classes together to those enrolled in drama classes?

(A) 3:1

(B) 1:3

(C) 4:7

(D) 3:5

Answer: A


Q.38. How many students are not enrolled in cooking classes?

(A) 2970

(B) 756

(C) 1792

(D) 2808

Answer: D


Q.39. Information, a combination of sound, video, text, graphics and animation is called

(A) Multiprogramme

(B) Multiprocess

(C) Multifacet

(D) Multimedia

Answer: D


Q.40. CD ROM is a

(A) Semiconductor Memory

(B) Magnetic Memory

(C) Transistor Memory

(D) Memory made of Organic Materials

Answer: D


Q.41. Bar codes store information using

(A) Punch holes

(B) Thick and thin lines.

(C) Dots

(D) Lines of different colours

Answer: C


Q.42. A group of people has access to computers and internet, while another group does not have access. The difference between the two groups is known as the

(A) Digital divide

(B) Internet divide

(C) Web divide

(D) e-illiteracy

Answer: A


Q.43. Group of instructions that directs a computer is called

(A) Storage

(B) Memory

(C) Logic

(D) Program

Answer: B


Q.44. The Institute where and when the first computer installed was

(A) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1950

(B) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, 1955

(C) National Physical Laboratory, Delhi, 1960

(D) Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, 1955

Answer: D


Q.45. What is the Kyoto Protocol?

(A) A UN resolution goal of increasing food production

(B) An international treaty with a goal of saving with a endangered species

(C) An international treaty with a goal of reducing major green house gases

(D) An agreement among members of the World Trade Organisation to ensure free trades among participants

Answer: C


Q.46. Which natural disaster causes more deaths than any other?

(A) Flooding

(B) Earthquakes

(C) Volcanoes

(D) Hurricanes

Answer: A

Q.47. Which one of the following units is used to measure intensity of noise?

(A) Decibel

(B) Hz

(C) Phon

(D) Watts/m²

Answer: A


Q.48. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List-I (Storm)

(a) Cyclone

(b) Hurricane

(c) Typhoon

(d) Willy-Willy

List-II (Country of occurance)

(i) China

(ii) Australia

(iii) India

(iv) USA


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

Answer: B


Q.49. What causes the lung disease called asbestosis?

(A) Tobacco smoke

(B) Asbestos

(C) Industrial pollution

(D) Exposure to radon

Answer: B

 Q.50. Of the following gases, which is the most responsible for global warming?

(A) Carbon dioxide

(B) Chlorofluro carbons

(C) Methene

(D) Nitrous oxide

Answer: A

 Q.51. Who was responsible for beginning of English education in India

(A) Lord Curzon

(B) Lord Dalhousie.

(C) William Bentinck

(D) Macaulay

Answer: C

Q.52. Who suggested that the aim of education should be to develop values, like fearlessness of mind, strength of conscience and integrity of purpose?

(A) Indian University Education Commission,1948-49

(B) Secondary Education Commission, 1952-53

(C) Kothari Commission, 1964-66

(D) National Policy of Education, 1986

Answer: A


Q.53. The award given by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research for important contribution in any field of science is called the

(A) Bhatnagar Award

(B) Dronacharya Award

(C) Nehru Literacy Award

(D) Borlang Award

Answer: A


Q.54. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List-I (University)

(a) Dr. Hari Singh Gour University

(b) SNDT University

(c) MS University

(d) JN Vyas University

List-II (Location)

(i) Mumbai

(ii) Vadodara

(iii) Jodhpur

(iv) Sagar


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


Answer: A

Q.55. The Indira Gandhi National Open University came into existence in

(A) May, 1985

(B) September, 1985

(C) April, 1980

(D) September, 1980

Answer: B

Read the passage and answer questions 56-60.

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books may also be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man. And therefore if a man write little, he had need have a good memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not.

‘Histories make men wise, poets witty, the mathematics subtile, natural philosophy deep, moral, grage, logic and rhetoric able to contend.”


Q.56. What does the art of writing do to man’s character?

(A) It makes him a full man

(B) It makes him a ready man

(C) It makes him an exact man

(D) It makes him a good author

Answer: C


Q.57. What should be the real object of reading?

(A) To distil the contents

(B) To understand author’s views and their application in day-to-day life

(C) Not to contradict and confute

(D) To weigh and consider

Answer: D


Q.58. What can be done with regard to the ‘meaner’ sort of books?

(A) To be read but not to contradict and confute

(B) To be read only in parts

(C) They can be read by deputy and extracts made of them by others’

(D) To be read, but not curiously

Answer: C


Q.59. If a man reads very little, what must he pretend?

(A) He must pretend to have a good memory

(B) He must pretend to know a lot

(C) He must pretend not to have good memory

(D) He must pretend to be wise and witty

Answer: B


Q.60. Which of the following words suitably replace the word ‘confer’ used in the above passage?

(A) Differ

(B) Disapprove

(C) Deliberate

(D) Reject

Answer: C

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