UGC NET Paper III Sample Questions

Note: This paper contains seventy five (75) objective type questions of two (2) marks each. All questions are compulsory. The UGC NET Question Paper II generally consists of the following types of questions-

1. Multiple Choices Type Questions: Single-Answer: Choosing one answer from given alternatives.

2. Multiple Choices Type Questions: Multiple-Answer: Choosing a number of answers from a list.

3. True-False Type Questions: True / False should be applied to a statement.

4. Matching / Selection / Association Type Questions: Match items from two related lists.

5. Assertion-Reason Type Questions: Select correct reason for a particular assertion.

6. Sequencing Type Questions: Placing items into a ascending, descending or a particular sequence.

7. Paragraph followed by Questions: Questions will be asked from a given paragraph.

1. Multiple Choices Type Questions: Single-Answer

Example 1: Who are the publishers of Encyclopaedia of Library and Information Science?

(A) American Library Association

(B) H. W. Wilson

(C) Marcel Dekker

(D) R. R. Bowker

Answer: (D)


2. Multiple Choices Type Questions: Multiple-Answer

Example 1: Which of the following are news summaries?

(i) Data India

(ii) Times of India Index

(iii) New York Times Index

(iv) Asian Recorder


(A) (i), (ii) and (iii) are correct.

(B) (ii) and (iii) are correct.

(C) (ii) (iii) and (iv) are correct.

(D) (i) and (iv) are correct.

Answer: (D)

3. Arrange in Ascending or Descending Order Type Questions

Example 1: Arrange the following ISBDs according to their year of formulation:

(i) ISBD (PM)

(ii) ISBD (CF)

(iii) ISBD (M)

(iv) ISBD (S)


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

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

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

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

Answer: (B)


4. Match List I with List II Type Questions

Example 1: Match the following:

List – I                                    List – II

a. CILIP                                  i. 1972

b. ASLIB                                ii. 2002

c. ALA                                    iii. 1876

d. COMLA                             iv. 1924


a          b          c          d

(A)       ii          iv         iii         i

(B)       iv         iii         ii          i

(C)       iii         iv         i           ii

(D)       ii          iii         iv         i

Answer: (A)

5. Assertion and Reason Type Questions

Example 1: Assertion (A): Case situations are seldom comparable and as such the information gathered in case studies is often not comparable.

Reason (R): The subject under case study are usually described in terms of the characteristics exhibited by the subject/case itself.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer: (A)


6. Questions from a Given Passage

Example 1: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

While Boyd allows that some people consider email or discussion lists to be Social Software, he makes an important distinction between traditional communication software and Social Software. He explains that traditional software places people into groups with a top-down approach; in other words, it assigns membership. However, Social Software takes a bottom-up approach, which enables people to organize themselves into a network based on their preferences. Therefore, with a bottom-up approach, people can sign up for a system and build communities using their personal preferences (Marenzi et al., 2008). In contrast, traditional communication software uses a top-down approach where people are assigned into a specific organization or groups. Social Software based on supporting individuals who interact socially with people who have similar interests (Marenzi et al., 2008). In addition, users typically enjoy Social Software itself and work with various Social Software applications voluntarily. For example, the authors of social media enjoy content that they have created themselves, content that is copied from other media, and mash-ups that contain a mix of content that could possibly be from several authors (Ahonen and Lietsala, 2007). The popularity of social technologies is attributed to the increase in low-cost tools and the critical mass of millions of people who are now connected to the Internet and to the people’s need to feel like part of a community (Avram, 2006). These users tend to rely more on their own personal social networks than on traditional business structures. (vinson 2005) describes additional features of Social Software tools: they allow people to easily participate (by both contributing and reading) in the activities; they provide opportunity for networking and allow for the self-forming of networks since people are usually both consumers and producers; and each individual can be a member on several networks simultaneously (Avram, 2006).

Example 1: The basic feature(s) of social software is/are:

(A) Social interaction

(B) Personal interaction

(C) Enjoying social software

(D) (A) and (C) are correct.

Answer: (D)