UGC NET December 2006 Question Paper

Through this post I had tried to reproduce the question paper of UGC NET December 2006 exam, from my memory. The UGC has now decided to allow access to its old question papers (the general paper as well as all subjects) from December 2004 onwards and this page is now redundant . The Question Papers may be downloaded from the official website of UGC. Entire set of Question Papers on Paper I may be downloaded here (compressed 7z file may be opened using freeware software 7zip).

Good luck everyone! It was nice to have you here.

Questions from Paper II and Paper III for Law can be found in my other post.

Appearing for UGC NET Qualifier Exam for the first time in December 2006, I was really at a loss on how to prepare for it, because UGC does not provide any old papers. Anyhow, now that it is done and over, here are some questions from that exam, to the best of my memory. Paper I is common to all subjects while Papers II and III are for the subject of Law (Subject Code:58). Some of the questions here will appear incomplete. The reason being that I cannot recall every question exactly. So where I do remember the broad topic I’ll leave it at that. Same with the options in multiple choice questions. As far as the optional questions are concerned, I only remember those that I attempted. As far as the order of the questions is concerned, its in the order I can recollect! Answers, I leave it to you; they should be easy to locate on the web. If your really want an answer to some tricky question, leave a comment.
1. The material provided here is on an as-is basis, to the best of my recollection. I don’t make any claims or assertions as to its authenticity, value or academic merits.
2. I’m not related to the University Grants Commission in any way.
3. All rights in the following material vests with the original copyright holder and the material provided here is solely for the reader’s fair, non-commercial, educational use. DO NOT use this material for commercial purposes or me and UGC will find you and sue your sorry ass.
4. Check with the official website of the UGC for any latest developments relating to syllabus, exam schedules etc.

Want to Help?
This post has been a great draw towards my blog and there have been numerous comments (as you can read); all I can say is, I’m happy they were of use to the visitors. However, I really don’t have any other papers with me. Like I said, I appeared from the subject of Law and that’s all I can post here. If anyone has appeared previously, has any question papers, study materials, tips, hints or just about anything that might be useful in the preparation and would like to share it with others feel free to leave a comment with your email ID and I’ll get in touch with you.

Results of the UGC NET Exam held on 17th December 2006 have been declared.

Paper I
50 multiple choice questions for 2 marks each. There is no negative marking.Question are based on teaching aptitude, research aptitude, reading comprehension, communication, reasoning (including mathematical), logical reasoning, data interpretation, information and communication technology, people and environment.

Download the Syllabus for Paper I.

1. “Because you deserve to know” is the punch-line of which newspaper?
a. The Hindu.
b. The Times of India.
c. The Indian Express.
d. The Hindustan Times.

(The answer, apparently is The Hindustan Times. Source)
2. Which Article of the Constitution of India protects the rights of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions of their own choice?
a. Article 29.
b. Article 26.
c. Article 30.

3. Which committee’s recommendation lead to the establishment of the University Grants Commission?
a. S Radhakrishnan Committee.
b. Mudaliar Committee.

4. Which of the following pair is incorrectly matched?
a. N. Ram : The Hindu.
b. Barkha Dutt : Zee News.
c. Pranav Roy : NDTV 24×7.
d. Prabhu Chawla : Aaj Tak.

5. Which is the following is a 24 hours English business news channel?
a. CNBC.
b. Zee News.
c. India News.
d. NDTV 24×7.

6. Which number will come in the series 8, 24, 12, ? , 18, 54:
a. 26.
b. 32.
c. 36.

7. What is a modem?
a. Operating System.
b. Digital to analog signal converter.

8. Gave a series of pH values 4, 5, 7 and 8 and asked each pH to be correctly matched with the correct comments – moderate acid, alkaline, neutral, dangerous.

9. Absorption of carbon dioxide in seawater leads to:
a. Salinity.
b. Raising sea level.
c. Increased plankton growth.

10. What is largest contributor to carbon dioxide emission in India?
a. Burning coal.
b. Firewood.

11. In which year was the United Nations established?
c. 1946.

12. The sides of triangle are in the ratio of 1/2 : 2/3 : 3/4 . The area of this triangle is 54 cm. What is the length of its shortest side?

[The following three question was based on a graph. The X axis carried the name of companies A, B, C, D, E and F. The Y axis represented their profits; 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and so on. On this was plotted the lines of profit, one each representing the year 2001 and the year 2001. This was followed by three questions. * Here’s a rough sketch.]

13. Which company earned maximum profit in the year 2001?

14. Which company earned minimum profit in the year 2000?

15.Which company earned maximum average profit over the years 2000 and 2001?

16. The question provided for five sections of a class, the number of students in each section and the mean of marks for each section.

Section – No. of Students in the Section – Mean marks of the Section #
A – 10 – 30
B – 40 – 20
C – 10 – 15
D – 15 – 20
E – 20 – 10

What is the overall mean marks of all the students?

[Next three questions were from a passage on movies followed by three straightforward question. Of course the questions won’t make any sense here, without the passage itself. Suffice it to say that they were child’s play. Remember that the answers were from the passage itself, and not what the candidate thought correct or latest information as a matter of fact.]
17. What word could Yash Chopra not pronounce?
a. Zeistgeist.

18. What was the costume of the heroine in Veer Zarra?

19 .Which is the latest Yash Chopra movie?

20. Who made the movie Lamhe?

21. With which movie is <don’t remember the actor’s name> associated?
a. Desh Ki Dharti

22.What dooes LAN stand for?
a. Local Area Network

23. What is the URL of an email?

24. Which of the following is not a research method?
a. Philosophy
b. Observation

25. Research can be grouped as the following kinds, except (options gave types of research)
a. Action method.
b. Philosophical & historical method.

26. What is necessary to become a researcher?
a. A post-graduation degree.
b. Analytical and reasoning mind.

27. Which of the following is am not instructional tool?
a. Overhead projector.
b. Transparency.
c. Cassette.
d. Printed material.

28. Which of the following about lecture method is not correct?
a. It is passive.
b. It can give knowledge.
c. It can develop reasoning.
d. It is a one way process.

29. What is the aim of higher education; to enable students to?
a. Take decisions.
b. Pass exams.
c. Ask questions in lecture.

30. Which of the following is incorrect?
a. Sharmila Tagore is the Chairperson of National Films Development Corporation.
b. Preity Zinta, Yash Chopra are recipients of Dada Sahib Phalke award.
c. Yash Chopra is a member of Certification Board.
d. Hema Malini is the Chairperson of Children’s Film Society of India.

31. Which of the following statements about computers is correct:
a. Fast and accurate processing of qualitative and qualitative data.
b. Processing quantitative data only.
c. Processing qualitative data only.

* Blind candidates were provided with three alternative questions.
# The values written here are purely for the purpose of elaborating the question. I can’t recall the exact figures used in the question paper.

Coming Soon!
Paper II and Paper III – Law

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