2013 December UGC NET Solved Question Paper in Women Studies, Paper II

1. Which of the following was of greatest concern to First Wave Feminism?

(A) Women’s Standpoint Theory

(B) Women’s capacity for emotional work

(C) Women’s struggle for political rights

(D) Women’s struggle for economic equality

Answer: (C)


2. Which of the following is not an action proposed by radical feminism as a means to defeat patriarchy?

(A) Women coming to recognize their own values and strengths

(B) Women uniting across their differences and forming a sisterhood of trust

(C) Women joining female networks in the workplace

(D) Women uniting across classes to overthrow the capitalist system

Answer: (D)


3. Sexism is most prevalent in _____ societies.

(A) Patriarchal

(B) Matriarchal

(C) Ethnocentric

(D) Egalitarian

Answer: (A)


4. Which of the following play major role in construction, presentation, representation and repression of women in modern society?

(A) Religion

(B) Culture

(C) Media

(D) Social System

Answer: (C)


5. The protagonists of the Reformist movement on women’s issues in India were:

(A) Iswara Chandra Vidyasagar and Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru and Sri Aurobindo

(C) Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

(D) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Vijaylaxmi Pandit

Answer: (A)


6. Mark the correct answer about caste from the following:

(i) Caste sets the socio-cultural milieu for the individual

(ii) Caste is a localized phenomenonwww.netugc.com

(iii) Caste and religion are hard core of Hindu society

(iv) Caste is universal


(A) (i), (ii) and (iii)

(B) (i), (iii) and (iv)

(C) only (i)

(D) (ii), (iii) and (iv)

Answer: (A)


7. Match the List-I with List-II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

(a) Hypothesis                                                             (i) Reasoning from particular to general

(b) Inductive                                                               (ii) Reasoning from general to particular

(c) Observation                                                           (iii) Tentative assumption

(d) Deductive                                                              (iv) Empirical findings


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (B)


8. Match the following from List-I and List-II:

List – I (Author)                                                         List – II (Book)

(a) Jean Bethke Elshtain                                             (i) Socialism and Feminism

(b) Toni Morrison                                                        (ii) Public Man, Private Woman

(c) Susan Griffin                                                         (iii) Pornography and Silence

(d) Barbara Easter                                                       (iv) Beloved


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (C)


9. Social survey does not aim at:

(A) Collection of data related to the social aspects of a community.

(B) Study of social problems regarding women.

(C) Formulation of laws on the basis of collected data.

(D) Utilization of knowledge acquired to teach the young researchers.

Answer: (D)


10. Assertion (A): Globalization has paved a way for IT women professionals to earn more.

Reason (R): Over a period time, the IT women professionals are facing health and occupational hazards.


(A) (A) is true and (R) is false.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is not the explanation for (A).

(C) (A) is false and (R) is true.

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

Answer: (B)

11. Match the following List-I with List-II regarding the programmes offered for the development of higher education in India:

List – I (Fellowships)                                                              List – II (Target group)

(a) Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship                         (i) Minority students

(b) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad National Fellowship           (ii) Single girl child

(c) UGC Fellowships                                                              (iii) SC/ST students

(d) Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships                                  (iv) Students with Disabilities


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (B)


12. Which is incorrect statement about the policy of sanctioning loan by Rashtriya Mahila Kosh with effect from April 2013?

(A) It provides micro finance to economically weaker women through IMOs.

(B) It has reduced interest rate i.e., from 8% to 6% for IMOs.

(C) It has reduced interest rate i.e., from 14% to 12% to all the women.

(D) It has reduced interest rate i.e., from 18% to 14% for women beneficiaries.

Answer: (C)


13. Match List-I with List-II:

List – I (Authors)                                            List – II (Books)

(a) Vina Mazumdar                                         (i) Women and Science: Selected Essays

(b) Lotika Sarkar                                             (ii) Symbols of Power

(c) Maithreyi Krishnaraj                                  (iii) Law and Status of Women in India

(d) Neera Desai and Vibhuti Patel                  (iv) Change and Challenge in the International Decade


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (B)


14. Which statement on hypothesis is wrong?

(A) It states a logical relationship between facts.

(B) It is a proposition.

(C) It is a necessary link between theory and investigation.

(D) It is an initial step in scientific research.

Answer: (A)


15. Who coined the slogan “The Personal is Political” which became synonymous with the Second Wave Feminism?

(A) Gamal Abdel Nasser

(B) Simon de Beauvoir

(C) Carol Hanisch

(D) Susan B. Anthony

Answer: (C)


16. Match India’s ranking (List-II) with the Gender Gap Index Indicators (List-I) as determined by World Economic Forum (2012):

List – I (Indicators)                                                                                         List – II (Ranking)

(a) The position of women in economic participation and opportunity          (i) 17th

(b) Educational attainment                                                                             (ii) 134thwww.netugc.com

(c) Health and Survival                                                                                   (iii) 121st

(d) Political Empowerment                                                                             (iv) 123rd


       (a) (b) (c)         (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (A)


17. Sex is a/an _______ because a person is born with it ; Gender is a/an _______ because it has to be learned.

(A) achieved; ascribed

(B) ascribed; achieved

(C) master; achieved

(D) achieved; master

Answer: (B)


18. ‘Feminisation of labour’, means:

(A) Less women in all kinds of jobs

(B) More women in less kinds of jobs

(C) No women in jobs

(D) More women in all kinds of jobs

Answer: (D)


19. “To go for a walk with one’s eyes open is enough to demonstrate that humanity is divided into two classes of individuals whose clothes, faces, bodies, smiles and occupations are manifestly different.” What is the difference?

(A) Gender differentiation

(B) Sex differentiation

(C) Women and women differentiation

(D) Men and men differentiation

Answer: (B)


20. Match the following items from List-I with the year in List-II:

List – I                                                                                                            List – II

(a) UN Security Council Resolution 1325                                                      (i) 2009

(b) UN Action on Sexual Violence in Conflict “Stop Rape Now”                (ii) 2000

(c) UN Security Council Resolution 1889                                                      (iii) 2007

(d) UNITE to end violence against women campaign                                   (iv) 2008


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (A)

21. “Investing in women is not only the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do.” Who made this statement?

(A) Indira Gandhi

(B) Ban ki Moon

(C) Brinda Karat

(D) Sushama Swaraj

Answer: (B)


22. ALEAP is an organization working for

(A) Education Development among women

(B) Entrepreneurship Development among women

(C) Eradication of poverty among women

(D) Increasing enrolment rate of girls in primary schools

Answer: (B)


23. Which dimensions are considered to calculate the Gender Inequality Index (GII)?

(A) Long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living

(B) Health, education and standard of living

(C) Health, empowerment and labour market

(D) Gross national income, education and health

Answer: (C)


24. Major causes for maternal deaths are:

(A) Severe bleeding, Anaemia, Infections, Eclampsia, unsafe abortions

(B) Physical Health Problems

(C) Mental Health Problems

(D) General Public Health Problems

Answer: (A)


25. The main obstacles for women’s education in India are:

(i) Inadequate school facilities

(ii) Shortage of female teachers

(iii) Inadequate English medium schools

(iv) Gender bias in school curriculum


(A) (i) and (ii) only

(B) (i), (ii) and (iii) only

(C) (iv) only

(D) (iii) and (iv) only

Answer: (A)


26. Which is the correct chronological sequence of International events given below?

(i) Rio + 20 on Sustainable Development

(ii) UN World Conference to review and appraise the achievements of the UN Decade for women

(iii) World Conference on Human Rights

(iv) Review and Appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Outcome Document of the Twenty Third Special Session of the General Assembly.

Mark the correct sequence from the codes given below:

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

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

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

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

Answer: (B)


27. Stalking is punishable under which section of IPC?

(A) Section 354 A

(B) Section 370 A

(C) Section 370 C

(D) Section 354 D

Answer: (D)


28. Match List-I with List-II as given below:

List – I (Woman)                                                        List – II (Rank in Industry)

(a) Madhavi Puri Buch                                                (i) M.D., Axis Bankwww.netugc.com

(b) Chanda Kochar                                                     (ii) Head, Corporate Brand, ICICI Bank

(c) Naina Lal Kidvai                                                   (iii) C.E.O., ICICI Bank

(d) Shikha Sharma                                                      (iv) GM and Country Head, HSBC


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (A)


29. Assertion (A): Most of the work done by women does not enter the market spheres and remains nonmonetized.

Reason (R): Women’s work remains invisible and non-recognised.


(A) (A) is true and (R) is false.

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

(C) (A) is false and (R) is true.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is not the correct explanation for (A).

Answer: (B)


30. Voyeurism is punishable under which section of IPC?

(A) Section 354 B

(B) Section 375

(C) Section 376

(D) Section 354 C

Answer: (D)


31. Who was the founder of Mahila Samitis during the British time?

(A) Usha Mehta

(B) Saroj Nalini Dutt

(C) Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

(D) Lady Abardeen

Answer: (B)


32. Match the List-I with List-II:

List – I                                                                                                List – II

(a) National Policy on Education                                                        (i) 1952

(b) Mudaliar Commission                                                                   (ii) 1964-65

(c) Kothari Commission                                                                      (iii) 1948

(d) Radha Krishnan Commission                                                        (iv) 1986


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

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

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

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

Answer: (B)


33. Section 377 of IPC that makes homosexual acts among the consenting adults as a criminal offence is

(A) Constitutional

(B) Violative of Article 21

(C) Violative of Article 15

(D) Violative of Articles 14, 15 and

Answer: (D)


21 of the Constitution

34. Mark the correct statement about ‘custodial rape’:

(i) Rape by man in a position of authority over a woman.

(ii) Rape by a policeman in a police station on a woman.

(iii) Rape by a person on the staff of jail on a woman.

(iv) Rape by a person on the staff of a hospital on a woman.


(A) (i) and (iv) only

(B) (i), (ii) and (iv) only

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

(D) (ii) only

Answer: (C)


35. Arrange the chronological sequence of the legislations according to the year of their enactment:

(i) Prohibition from Domestic Violence Act

(ii) The National Commission for Women Act

(iii) The Sexual Harassment of, Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act

(iv) The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act


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

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

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

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

Answer: (C)


36. The expected outcome of NRHM in 2012 was:

(A) To reduce IMR from 57 to 30, MMR from 301 to 100 and (Total Fertility Rate) TFR from 2.7 to 2.1

(B) To reduce IMR from 90 to 45, MMR from 301 to 150 and (Total Fertility Rate) TFR from 2.8 to 2.0

(C) To reduce IMR from 60 to 45, MMR from 500 to 450 and (Total Fertility Rate) TFR from 2.9 to 2.5

(D) To reduce IMR from 40 to 20, MMR from 300 to 250 and (Total Fertility Rate) TFR from 2.6 to 2.0

Answer: (A)


37. Mark the correct statement about the operation of women helpline 1090:

(i) Only girls can utilize this service.

(ii) The callers complaint and phone number is jotted down by womanm operator.

(iii) The number is forwarded to male constable (i.e. Counsellor)

(iv) The victim’s name is kept a secret.


(A) (i), (ii) and (iv) only

(B) (ii), (iii) and (iv) only

(C) (i) and (iv) only

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

Answer: (D)


38. The provision for right to marry according to one’s own choice irrespective of caste or religion etc., is one of the important element in

(A) The Human Rights Declaration

(B) Hindu Marriage Act

(C) Convention for Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women

(D) National Rural Health Mission

Answer: (C)


39. Use of appropriate technology helps women:

(i) To have judicious time utilisation

(ii) In increasing health hazards

(iii) In improving quality of life

(iv) In increasing drudgery of women


(A) (i) and (ii) are correct

(B) (ii) and (iv) are correct

(C) (i) and (iii) are correct

(D) only (iii) is correct

Answer: (C)


40. Rural Women of India usually express their thoughts through traditional communication channel. Which among the following is not a traditional communication channel?

(A) Television

(B) Folk Songs

(C) Festivals

(D) Puppetry

Answer: (A)


41. The UGC Capacity Building Programme of Women Managers in Higher Education (CBWMHE) is meant for whom? Choose the correct one:

(A) Women Managers in Higher Education

(B) Women Managers in Intermediate Education

(C) Women Managers in School Education

(D) Women Managers in Vocational Education

Answer: (A)


42. Assertion (A): Under the Dowry Prohibition (Amendment) Act 1986, Cruelty by the husband or his relatives leading to suicide or death of a woman is a cognisable offence.

Reason (R): The Dowry Prohibition (Amendment) Act 1986, bans dowry.


(A) (A) is true and (R) is false and (R) is not the correct explanation for (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation for (A).

(C) (A) is false and (R) is true.

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

Answer: (B)


43. Assertion (A): Women are educated and career oriented, but they have to face men’s resistance.

Reason (R): Women hold managerial positions up to middle level but a few reach the top level positions.


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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A).

(C) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation for (A).

(D) (A) is true and (R) is false.

Answer: (B)


44. Which are the four pioneering centres of Women’s Studies in Indian Universities which survived throughout?

(A) Delhi, Punjab, Ranchi, Banaras

(B) NEHU, Punjab, Delhi, Surat

(C) Punjab, Kerala, Banaras, Delhi

(D) Ranchi, NEHU, Delhi, Punjab

Answer: (C)


45. Assertion (A): Appropriate technology involves the application of scientific knowledge and practical means to perform a specific task.

Reason (R): Adoption of appropriate technology reduces drudgery on the part of rural women.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is a correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation for (A).

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

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

Answer: (B)


46. When the population is heterogeneous in terms of social class, age, income etc., which method of sampling is appropriately applicable?

(A) Sampling

(B) Cluster Sampling

(C) Stratified Sampling

(D) Systematic Sampling

Answer: (C)


47. Assertion (A): Gender is not fixed once and for all across time or cultures.

Reason (R): Gender is developed within specific cultures for all the times.


(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong and (R) is correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) Both (A) and (R) are wrong and (R) is wrong explanation of (A).

(D) (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

Answer: (D)


48. Assertion (A): Non-Formal Education System is not helpful for improving the educational qualifications of women.

Reason (R): Non-formal Education System is an alternative to regular education system.


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

(B) (A) is true and (R) is false.

(C) (A) is false and (R) is true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(D) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

Answer: (C)


49. What is correct about research design?

(A) It provides insights into the problem to be investigated.

(B) It gives relevance to the problem.

(C) It helps in preparing hyphosis.

(D) It is a plan of a piece of empirical research.

Answer: (D)


50. Who is the present Chairperson of ‘High Level Committee on the Status of Women’?

(A) Armaity

(B) Pam Rajput

(C) Pratibha Patil

(D) Purnadheswari

Answer: (B)