2013 December G SET Previous Years Solved Paper I

2013 December Gujarat State Eligibility Test for Lectureship (G SET) / State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) Examination Paper I conducted by M. S. University (MSU) Baroda, Test Booklet Code (Set or Series) A (General or Compulsory for all subjects is given below.

1. Learning takes place when:

(A) There is a match between ‘what’ and ‘how’ students learn

(B) The teacher presents the content accurately

(C) The learning experience is organized within a stipulated time

(D) Teacher’s focus is on completion of syllabus

Answer: (A)


2. Which of the following does not justify teaching as a profession?

(A) Specialized knowledge

(B) Specialized skills

(C) Marked Training Institution

(D) Market oriented effort


Answer: (D)


3. Which is not a significant challenge faced by a beginner teacher?

(A) Content Mastery

(B) Use of ICT in teaching

(C) Following policy of the institution

(D) Classroom management

Answer: (C)


4. It has been usually opined that ‘learning in the educational institutions these days is wasted’ because:

(A) Subjects are boring

(B) Teachers communicate their subject thoroughly

(C) Subjects are not communicated in life relevant ways

(D) Most teachers are well acquainted with their subject

Answer: (C)


5. A teacher uses local language to raise the effectiveness in class. This refers to:

(A) Effective encoding

(B) Effective decoding

(C) Effective encoding and decoding

(D) Effective media interlink

Answer: (C)


6. Which of the following ensures greater participation of students in classroom?

(A) Lecture by the teacher

(B) Discussion organized by the teacher

(C) Field trip organized by the teacher

(D) Class notes given by the teacher

Answer: (B)


7. A characteristic to be ascertained initially in a good research is:

(A) Well formulated hypothesis

(B) A good research supervisor

(C) Adequate library work

(D) A well formulated problem

Answer: (D)


8. You want to study the opinion of students of Gujarat regarding introduction of ‘choice based credit system’ in higher education. The most appropriate sampling technique for the purpose is:

(A) Multistage Random Sampling

(B) Cluster Sampling

(C) Quota Sampling

(D) Snowball Sampling

Answer: (A)


9. The research that generated new ideas, principles and theories providing foundation for progress and development in different fields is called:

(A) Empirical Research

(B) Historical Research

(C) Fundamental Research

(D) Experimental Research

Answer: (C)


10. Which of the following is not the basis of scientific method?

(A) Empirical evidence

(B) Opinions and responses of people

(C) Laboratory experimentations

(D) Objective considerations

Answer: (B)


11. Researcher carries out Review of Related Literature. This helps here in many ways. But one of the following is not covered by the review of related literature:

(A) Finding gaps in research

(B) Getting research questions

(C) Framing hypothesis

(D) Implications of research

Answer: (D)


12. ……. Is unsuitable for graphical representation of continuous data.

(A) Histogram

(B) Polygon

(C) Bar Chart

(D) Ogive

Answer: (C)


13. Which of the following arrangements from the smallest to the largest unit of storage holds good in information technology?

(A) Kilobyte, Gigabyte, Megabyte, Terabyte

(B) Kilobyte, Terabyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte

(C) Kilobyte, Terabyte, Gigabyte, Megabyte

(D) Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte

Answer: (D)


14. Which one of the following is not a network device?

(A) Router

(B) Switch


(D) Hub

Answer: (C)


15. Universities in India can launch their own FM radio stations. The objective is to:

(A) Entertain students

(B) Expose students to further information

(C) Provide students chances to compare

(D) Provide students chances to sing

Answer: (B)


16. Find the odd one out:

(A) Windows

(B) Linux

(C) Mac

(D) Google

Answer: (D)


17. Genuine communication cannot be planned because:

(A) Many channels need to be utilized

(B) It is difficult to stick to the pre-decided topic

(C) Language is a very poor medium of expression

(D) The cycle of messages depends on spontaneous, verbal and non-verbal feedback chain

Answer: (D)


18. The full form of ‘http’ is:

(A) Hypertext technology program

(B) Hypertext transfer program

(C) Hypertext topology protocol

(D) Hypertext transfer protocol

Answer: (D)


19. Communication is a process of transferring information from one source to other individual, in which:

(A) Sender should understand the information under transfer

(B) Receiver should understand the information under transfer

(C) Sender sends the information to receiver

(D) Both should understand the information under transfer

Answer: (D)


20. Video Conferencing can be classified as one of the following types of communication:

(A) Visual one way

(B) Audio-Visual one way

(C) Audio-Visual two way

(D) Visual two way

Answer: (C)


21. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the use of internet protocol networks to carry voice phone calls. Which of the following would not normally be regarded as an advantage of VoIP

(A) Low cost telephony

(B) Increased portability

(C) Increased geographical anonymity

(D) Greater functionality

Answer: (C)


22. The process of understanding information within oneself is called:

(A) Interpersonal communication

(B) Inter-group communication

(C) Intrapersonal communication

(D) Interactive communication

Answer: (C)


23. ‘Bluetooth’ technology allows:

(A) Landline phone to mobile phone communication

(B) Signal transmission on mobile phone only

(C) Wireless communication between equipments

(D) Landline transmission only

Answer: (C)


24. Communication will be effective if:

(A) It is delivered slowly and clearly

(B) It is delivered in a calm situation

(C) It reaches the receiver completely

(D) It reaches the receiver as intended by the sender

Answer: (D)


25. Insert the missing number in the following sequence:

5, 11, 23, …., 95, 191

(A) 57

(B) 47

(C) 44

(D) 49

Answer: (B)


26. Letters in the set ARUTF: DSXUI have certain relationship. Under the same relationship, mark the correct choice for the letters of the set PQRSF: ………..





Answer: (A)


27. In a certain code RSDFRBMUG means SREESANTH, then how FIXING can be written in the same code?





Answer: (C)


28. At what time between f4 and 5 o’clock the minute and hour hands of a clock point in opposite directions?

(A) 45 minutes past 4

(B) 40 minutes past 4

(C) 50 4/11 minutes past 4

(D) 54 6/11 minutes past 4

Answer: (D)


29. If PEN=25 and HEN=17, then MEN=?

(A) 20

(B) 22

(C) 32

(D) 30

Answer: (B)


30. In a row of girls, Bindu is twelfth from either end of the row. How many girls are there in the row?

(A) 13

(B) 24

(C) 23

(D) 25

Answer: (C)


Read the following text and answer the questions from 31 to 36:

            Investigators have noticed some similarities between the fantastic events in fairy tales and those in adult dreams- the fulfillment of wishes, winning over all competitors and the destruction of enemies. There are, of course, very significant differences also. For example, in dreams more often than not the wish fulfillment is disguised, while in fairy tales much of it is openly expressed. To a considerable degree, dreams are the result of inner pressures which have found no relief, and of problems which beset a person to which he knows no solution and to which the dream finds none. The fairy tale does the opposite; it projects the relief of all pressures and not only offers ways to solve problems, but promises a happy solution. We cannot control what goes on in our dreams. Although our inner censorship influences what we may dream, such control occurs at an unconscious level. The fairy tale, on the other hand, is the result of conscious and unconscious content having been shaped by the conscious mind, not of one particular person but of many in regard to what they view as universal human problems. Only if a fairy tale met the conscious and unconscious needs of many people, would it be told and retold with great interest.


31. It can be inferred from the passage that the author’s interest in fairy tales centres chiefly on their:

(A) Literary qualities

(B) Historical background

(C) Factual accuracy

(D) Psychological relevance

Answer: (D)


32. Which of the following is common in dreams and fairy tales?

(A) Destruction of enemies

(B) Solution of universal human problems

(C) Unconscious requirement of many people

(D) Subject to inner censorship

Answer: (A)


33. According to the passage, fairy tales differ from dreams in which of the following characteristics?

(I) The communal nature of their creation

(II) Their convention of happy ending

(III) Their enduring general appeal.

(A) (I) only

(B) (II) only

(C) (I) and (II) only

(D) (II) and (III) only

Answer: (C)


34. Which of the following is not true?

(A) Fairy tales offer solutions to human problems

(B) All tales are retold with great interest

(C) Dreams and fairy tales differ in some ways


(D) Dreams are subject to inner censorship

Answer: (B)


35. In the context of this passage, the relationship between dreams and fairy tales is:

(A) Cause and effect

(B) Comparison and contrast

(C) General principle and example

(D) Similar examples of a general principle

Answer: (B)


36. An appropriate title for the passage would be:

(A) Psychology of dreams

(B) Dreams and fairy tales

(C) How the Unconscious Manifests

(D) Solve your problems through dreams and stories

Answer: (A)


37. Cigarette smoking is banned in public places in India because it:

(A) Irritates non-smokers

(B) Suffocates non-smokers

(C) Creates headache to non-smokers

(D) Harms lungs of non-smokers

Answer: (D)


38. Waste management has been one of the most current issues being tackled at present. Which of the following is a good example for it?

(A) Keep parks and roads clean

(B) Use less water to clean vessels

(C) Recycle biodegradable waste

(D) Reduce use of electronic gadgets

Answer: (C)


39. A few actions of youth that point to their environmental insensitivity are given below. Which does not belong to this category?

(A) Grafitti on the walls and desks

(B) Playing audio loud

(C) Going on strike

(D) Riding motorbikes without silencers

Answer: (C)


40. Promotion of non-conventional sources of energy is advocated in day to day life now-a-days. This will reduce”

(A) Cost of petrol and diesel

(B) Consumption of crude oil

(C) Dependency on electricity and petroleum based fuels

(D) Cost of electricity

Answer: (B)


41. ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan” was triggered due to:

(A) Disproportionate sharing of Narmada water with neighboring states

(B) Disturbances and rehabilitation issues

(C) Water pollution to the farming land

(D) Ill-treatment to farmers

Answer: (B)


42. Which of the following is the cause of change in seasons?

(A) The tilt of the earth’s axis

(B) The rotation of the earth

(C) Distance of the place from equator

(D) Prevailing winds blowing across land and water

Answer: (A)


43. Evaluate the following statements in terms of whether each is a Fact, Opinion, Prejudice or Advice by choosing correct alternative:

(i) Union elections in universities should not be held.

(ii) Students leaders are never able to perform well in the study.

(iii) Do study for few hours a day regularly even if exams are far away.

(iv) Unless necessary credits are earned, degree cannot be awarded.

            Opinion           Prejudice         Fact                 Advice

(A)       (iii)                   (i)                     (ii)                    (iv)

(B)       (i)                     (ii)                    (iv)                   (iii)

(C)       (i)                     (ii)                    (iii)                   (iv)

(D)       (iv)                   (i)                     (ii)                    (iii)

Answer: (B)


44. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Travellers, Train and Bus?

2013 December Gujarat State Eligibility Test for Lectureship (SET) / State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) / G SET Examination Paper I conducted by M. S. University (MSU) Baroda

Answer: (C)


45. Of the following statements there are two statements both of which cannot be true but both can be false.

Which are these two statements?

(i) All the cricketers are match fixers.

(ii) Some cricketers are involved in match fixing.

(iii) No cricketer is involved in match fixing.

(iv) Some cricketers are dedicated to cricket.

(A) (iii) and (iv)

(B) (i) and (ii)

(C) (ii) and (iii)

(D) (i) and (iv)

Answer: (D)


46. Consider the following statement followed by two assumptions (i) and (ii). Choose the correct answer.

Statement: Success is how much a person bounces up after hitting the bottom.


(i) A person can totally fail.

(ii) It is possible for a person to rise again after failure.

(A) Only assumption (i) is implicit.

(B) Only assumption (ii) is implicit.

(C) Both the assumptions (i) and (ii) are implicit.

(D) None of the assumptions (i) and (ii) is implicit.

Answer: (C)


47. In the following, a statement is followed by two conclusions (i) and (ii). Decide which conclusion is valid.

Statement: Out of 200 runs made by a team in a one day cricket match, 160 runs were made by spinners.


(i) 80% of the team consists of spinners.

(ii) The opening batsmen were spinners.

(A) Only conclusion (i) follows.

(B) Only conclusion (ii) follows.

(C) Either conclusion (i) or conclusion (ii) follows.

(D) Neither conclusion (i) nor conclusion (ii) follows.

Answer: (D)


48. P, Q, R and S are statements such that if P is true, then Q is true and if P is false, then Q is false. The statements P and Q are:

(A) Independent

(B) Equivalent

(C) Sub-contrary

(D) Contradictory

Answer: (B)


49. A magazine printed a survey in its monthly issue and asked reader to fill it out and send it in. Over 1000 students did so. This type of sample is called:

(A) A cluster sample

(B) A self-selected sample

(C) A stratified sample

(D) A simple random sample

Answer: (B)


A survey asked people how often they exceed speed limits. The data is then categorized into the following table of counts showing the relationship between age group and response


Exceed Limit if Possible



Not Always

Under 30




Over 30









Read the above table and answer the Question Nos. 50 to 54:


50. Among the people with age under 30, what are the odds that they always exceed the speed limit?

(A) 1 to 2

(B) 2 to 1

(C) 1 to 1

(D) 50%

Answer: (C)


51. What is the % different in the positive attitude of over 30 people towards not exceeding speed limit?

(A) 60%

(B) 25%

(C) 40%

(D) 30%

Answer: (D)


52. Overall, what is the “risk” of always exceeding the speed limit?

(A) 0.33

(B) 0.35

(C) 0.65

(D) 0.5

Answer: (B)


53. What is the relative risk of always exceeding the speed limit for people under 30 compared to people over 30?

(A) 2.5

(B) 0.4

(C) 0.5

(D) 30%

Answer: (A)


54. Among the people with age over 30, what is the “risk” of always exceeding the speed limit?

(A) 0.20

(B) 0.40

(C) 0.33

(D) 0.50

Answer: (A)


55. Open learning system means:

(A) Students can take up any number of programmes at a time.

(B) Student can join a programme at any time.

(C) Student can join any programme at any time

(D) Student can appear in the examination at any time.

Answer: (C)


56. ‘Impact Factor’ in research is linked with:

(A) Published books

(B) Research journals

(C) Research papers

(D) Research thesis

Answer: (B)


57. The birthday of late Dr. Abul Kalam Azad is celebrated as …. in India.

(A) Teachers’ Day

(B) National Higher Education Day

(C) National Education Day

(D) National Education Policy Day

Answer: (C)


58. In the credit based grading system (CGS) the term ‘credit’ refers to the number of hours assigned for:

(A) A course per day

(B) A course per month

(C) A course per week

(D) The entire course

Answer: (C)


59. Private universities are being established in Gujarat. These come into existence on the basis of:

(A) Public demand

(B) State Legislative Act

(C) Government order

(D) UGC Directive

Answer: (B)


60. NAAC accreditation of a university reveals:

(A) The level of quality in the university

(B) The merits of the university

(C) The weakness of university

(D) The advice given to the university

Answer: (A)