PhD Entrance Question Paper :GS – 100 Question

General Instructions:

1. This paper contains two sections ‘A’ and ‘B’. Each

Section contains 100 questions. All questions are


2. Each question carries three marks.



Part 1 : GS

Maximum Marks : 300+300


Question : 1-100 : For All Subject


1. The Philosophy of Naturalism is reflected

in the system of-

(A) Navodaya schools

(B) Central schools

(C) Private schools

(D) Playway schools


2. Micro Teaching is useful for-

(A) Development of Talent

(B) Exceptimal children

(C) Teachers Training

(D) Vocational Education


3. Inductive Method Proceeds from-

(A) General to Particular

(B) Particular to General

(C) Common to Specific

(D) All of the Above


4. Who established first Psychological

Laboratory :

(A) Galton

(B) Kurt Lewin

(C) Watson

(D) Wundt


5. The first Basic school under Gandhiji

scheme was setup at-

(A) Nagpur

(B) Porbandar

(C) Sabarmati Ashram

(D) Wardha


6. Which committee first defined the

term wastage and stagnation :

(A) Wood’s Despatch

(B) Hartog Committee

(C) Gokhale’s resolution

(D) Sargent Commission


7. The aircraft that dropped bomb on

Balakot, Pakistan –

(A) Mirage-2000

(B) F-16

(C) Sukhoi

(D) Mig-21


8. Where is the Headquarter of UNICEF


(A) New York

(B) London

(C) Sydney

(D) Berlin


9. Suggestion for adopting 10+2+3

pattern of education was first given

by :

(A) Kothari Commission

(B) Mudaliar Commission

(C) Radha Krishnan Commission

(D) National Policy on Education



10. The latest term used in special education

is :

(A) Differently Abled children

(B) Divyang

(C) Children with special needs

(D) Special children


11. Who said that ‘Adolescent is a period

of Identity Crisis’.

(A) Freud

(B) Stanley Hall

(C) Erickson

(D) Piaget


12. Who is the founder of Heuristic

method :

(A) H.E. Armstrong

(B) B.S. Bloom

(C) J.F. Bruner

(D) H.C. Morris


13. Which among the following is not a

part of Individual aims of education-

(A) Individual Freedom

(B) Self Expression

(C) Development of Potentialities

(D) Social skills


14. Which is not a type of network :




(D) None of these


15. EDUSAT is a :

(A) Educational Kit

(B) Name of a satellite

(C) Measuring Tool

(D) Statistical Technique


16. National Education Day is celebrated

in the memory of :

(A) Radha Krishnan

(B) Jakir Hussain

(C) Mahatma Gandhi

(D) Abul Kalam


17. Which is the most stable measure of

central tendency?

(A) Mean

(B) Median

(C) Mode

(D) Percentile


18. The family imparts education to the

child is known as :

(A) Formal

(B) Informal

(C) Non Formal

(D) Regular


19. Who gave the philosophy of

Intergral Yoga :

(A) Shri Aurobindo

(B) Swami Vivekanand

(C) Swami Dayanand

(D) Swami Ramdev


20. The Initiation into education in Muslim

period was performed through a

ceremony called :

(A) Ilm

(B) Pabajja

(C) Bismillah

(D) None of the above


21. Father of creativity is :

(A) Charles Spearman

(B) E.P. Torrance

(C) B.F. Skinner

(D) E.L. Thorndike


22. The Two factor theory of Intelligence

was developed by :

(A) Spearman

(B) Thurston

(C) Binet

(D) Guilford


23. Thorndike formulated which theory

of learning :

(A) Classical conditioning theory

(B) Trial and Error Theory

(C) Insight Theory

(D) Field Theory


24. Whose statement is that ‘Knowledge

is virtue’:

(A) Plato

(B) Socrates

(C) Aristotle

(D) Mahatma Gadhi


25. Concept of ‘Negative Education’ is

related to :

(A) Kant

(B) Aristotle

(C) T.P. Nunn

(D) Rousseau


26. According to which article of Indian

constitution “Education is fundamental

right for children aged 6-14?

(A) 21 (A)

(B) 45

(C) 51 (A)

(D) 42


27. Kindergarten method is given by :

(A) Montessori

(B) Socrates

(C) Frobel

(D) Mahatma Gandhi


28. UNESCO is an institution of :

(A) National level

(B) African level

(C) International level

(D) Asia level


29. When did Gokhale presented the Primary

Education Bill in Imperial legislative


(A) 1910

(B) 1911

(C) 1912

(D) 1913


30. In 42nd constitution amendment

Education come into ————-

(A) Union List

(B) State List

(C) Concurrent List

(D) None of these


31. Which language did Macaulay suggested

making a medium of education?

(A) Mother tongue

(B) English

(C) Urdu

(D) None of these


32. Which was the first University in the


(A) Taxila

(B) Nalanda

(C) Vallabhi

(D) Vikramashila


33. Video conferencing is which type


(A) Visual one way

(B) Audio visual one way

(C) Audio visual two way

(D) Visual two way


34. Who is accountable in school?

(A) Teacher

(B) Student

(C) Administration

(D) Above all


35. If a child has 5 year chronological

age and 7 years mental age than

what is his I. Q?

(A) 140

(B) 120

(C) 100

(D) 90


36. Who suggested the establishment of

a Central Training Institute in Uttar


(A) Kher Committee – I

(B) Kher Committee -II

(C) Acharya Narendra Dev Committee

(D) Zakir Hussain Committee


37. The Finance Commission is appointed

after every :

(A) 2 years

(B) 3 years

(C) 4 years

(D) 5 years


38. Complete the number series.


(A) 30

(B) 36

(C) 39

(D) 49


39. Teacher development programmes

are mainly influenced by :

(A) Teaching Technology

(B) Instructional Technology

(C) Behavioural Technology

(D) Information Technology


40. The weakness of the educational institution

can be diagnosed by which

of the following :

(A) Diagnostic Tests

(B) System Analysis

(C) Surveys

(D) Examination System


41. Who has advocated the ‘Law of Exercise’,

‘Law of Effect’ and ‘Law of

Readiness’ in Learning :

(A) Kohlar

(B) Pavlov

(C) Hull

(D) Thorndike


42. Which of the following is not the element

of memory :

(A) Contemplation

(B) Retention

(C) Recall

(D) Recognition


43. Who used sign language :

(A) Visually impaired person

(B) Hearing impaired person

(C) Person with low vision

(D) Hearing and speech impaired



44. Curriculum of montessori and Froebel

education system is based on :

(A) Subject centred curriculum

(B) Student centred curriculum

(C) Classical curriculum

(D) Craft centred curriculum


45. Imposition of one’s own feelings on

others is the defense mechanism

called :

(A) Projection

(B) Identification

(C) Displacement

(D) Introjections


46. Teaching enacted artificially in Training

is known as:

(A) Dramatisation

(B) Simulation

(C) Demonstration

(D) Artificial Communication


47. Which of the following approach is

related to the mechanization of educational


(A) Hardware Approach

(B) Software Approach

(C) System Approach

(D) Teaching Approach


48. Information and communication

technology gives emphasis on.

(A) Child-centred method of teaching

(B) Teacher-centred method of


(C) Subject centred method of


(D) Society-centred method of



49. Which of the following type of food

should not be included in the Mid day


(A) Food full of vitamins

(B) Food full of minerals

(C) Junk food

(D) Fresh food


50. Which of the following is not the component

of education?

(A) The teacher

(B) The student

(C) Classroom

(D) Curriculum


51. The venom of honey bee is used

for the treatment of-

(A) Arthritis

(B) Whooping cough

(C) Ulcers



52. At what temperature are the readings

of a Centigrade and Fahrenheit

thermometer the same-

(A) –40

(B) 212

(C) 40

(D) 100


53. ‘Booker Prize’ is given in the field of –

(A) Journalism

(B) Games

(C) Novel writing

(D) None of these


54. Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary is located

in –

(A) Assam

(B) Gujarat

(C) Uttar Pradesh

(D) Jammu & Kashmir


55. Vinegar is an aqueous solution of –

(A) Oxalic acid

(B) Citric acid

(C) Acetic acid

(D) Hydrochloric acid


56. Blood Donation Day is celebrated


(A) 1st October

(B) 3rd October

(C) 14th June

(D) 6th December


57. HTML stands for

(A) Hyper Texts Manipulating links

(B) Hyper Text Manipulating Languages

(C) Hyper Text Markup Languages

(D) Hyper Text Managing Links


58. ‘India House’ is in

(A) Paris

(B) New Delhi

(C) London

(D) Kolkata


59. The maximum percentage of the

Tribal population in India consists of-

(A) Santhals

(B) Bhils

(C) Mundas

(D) Nagas


60. Recognition of Political Parties is –

(A) Speaker of Loksabha

(B) Election Commission

(C) President

(D) Minister of Parliamentary affairs


61. The highest cultivated crop of India

is –

(A) Wheat

(B) Rice

(C) Maize

(D) Potato


62. The tenth schedule of the Indian

Constitution relates to –

(A) Antidefection law

(B) Panchayati Raj

(C) Land Reforms

(D) Languages


63. The North Western Regional Centre

of ICSSR is situated at

(A) Chandigarh

(B) New Delhi

(C) Meerut

(D) Madhya Pradesh


64. Earth day is celebrated on –

(A) 22nd May

(B) 5th June

(C) 22nd April

(D) 22nd March


65. Who has written ‘Kamayani’-

(A) Nirala

(B) Jaishankar Prasad

(C) Mahadevi Verma

(D) Amrita Pritam


66. Who invented Electric Bulb-

(A) James Watt

(B) Thomas Alva Edison

(C) Graham Bell

(D) Stephenson


67. Which of the following show the

correct matching :


(i) Uttar Pradesh (a) Devendra


(ii) West Bengal (b) Arvind Kejriwal

(iii) Maharashtra (c) Mamta


(iv)Delhi (d) Yogi Adityanath

(A) (i) d, (ii) c, (iii) b, (iv) a

(B) (i) d, (ii) a, (iii) b, (iv) c

(C) (i) b, (ii) c, (iii) a, (iv) d

(D) (i) d, (ii) c, (iii) a, (iv) b


68. Which of the following is different

from others in the group?

(A) 352

(B) 145

(C) 345

(D) 136


69. Find the next number of the series

2,11,47,191,767, ?

(A) 2981

(B) 3058

(C) 3071

(D) 3068


70. Curriculum means –

(A) All the experiences which students

get in schools

(B) Subject that are transfered by

the faculty

(C) Syllabus prescribed for the


(D) Class, experiences, sports and



71. Which one of the following is not a

measurer of Human Development


(A) Adult Literary Rate

(B) Gross Enrollment

(C) Sex ratio

(D) Life expectancy


72. Purpose of the creation of the universe

and its relation to man and God

is discussed in :

(A) Metaphysics

(B) Ethics

(C) Epistemology

(D) None of these


73. Which one of the following is an indicator

of quality of a research journal


(A) Impact Factor

(B) h-index

(C) g-index

(D) i10-index


74. The Child having the difficulty in picking,

up objects is suspected to have

(A) Lower level of intellectual

(B) Sight Impairment

(C) Speech Impairment

(D) Locomotor Impairment


75. Research means –

(A) Searching again and again

(B) Finding solution to any problem

(C) Scientific approach to a new


(D) Conducting experiment


76. The average age of husband, wife

and their child 3 years ago was 27

years and that of wife and the child

5 years ago was 20 years. What is

the present age of the husband?

(A) 35 years

(B) 40 years

(C) 45 years

(D) 50 years


77. The captain of a cricket team of

eleven members is 26 years old and

the wicket keeper is 3 years older

than captain. If the ages of these two

are excluded, the average age of the

remaining players is one year lesser

than the average age of the whole

team of eleven. What is the average

age of the whole team?

(A) 22 years (B) 23 years

(C) 24 years (D) 25 years


78. In covering a distance of 30 km,

Abhay takes 2 hours more than

Sameer. If Abhay doubles his speed,

then he would take 1 hour less than

Sameer. What is Abhay’s speed (in


(A) 5 (B) 6

(C) 6.25 (D) 7.50


79. The ratio between the speeds of

two trains is 7:8. If the second train

runs 400 km in 4 hours, then the

speed of the first train is :

(A) 75.5 km/hr

(B) 75 km/hr

(C) 84.5 km/hr

(D) 87.5 km/hr


80. If a person walks at 14 km/hr instead

of 10 km/hr, he would have

walked 20 km more. The actual distance

travelled by him is ___ .

(A) 50 km (B) 56 km

(C) 60 km (D) 75 km


81. Two students appeared at an examination.

One of them secured 9

marks more than the other and his

marks were 56% of the sum of

their marks. The marks obtained by

them are :

(A) 39, 30

(B) 41, 32

(C) 42, 33

(D) 44, 35


82. A man goes up the hill at a speed

of 20 km./hour and comes down

at a speed of 30 km./hour along

the same path. What is his average

speed in km./hour?

(A) 25

(B) 26

(C) 20

(D) 24


83. Some friends are watching a basketball

game, Hari is sitting in seat

no.253, to his right is Mahi and two

seats to the left of Mahi is Ganesh’s

seat. Ganju is sitting 10 seats to

the left of Ganesh, what is the seat

number of Ganju?

(A) 244

(B) 252

(C) 262

(D) 242


84. A department of Maths needs to

appoint its Chairperson on the basis

of seniority. Ms. West has less

seniority than Mr. Temple but more

than Ms. Brody. Mr. Rhodes has

more sensiority than Ms. West but

less than Mr. Temple. But Mr.

Temple does not want the job, who

would be appointed as the new


(A) Mr. Rhodes

(B) Ms. West

(C) Ms. Brody

(D) None of these


85. If the eight digit number X 7654321

is divisible by 9 where X is a single

digit whole number, find X.

(A) 3 (B) 5

(C) 8 (D) 9


86. Which of the following is a prime


(A) 851 (B) 589

(C) 429 (D) 307


87. A train passes over a one km. long

bridge. The length of the train is half

that of the bridge. The train takes

two minutes in clearing the bridge

completely. What is the speed per

hour of the train in km?

(A) 30 (B) 45

(C) 60 (D) 90


88. A person is standing on a step of a

stair case. He walks down 4 steps,

up 3 steps, down 6 steps, up 2 steps,

up 9 steps and down 2 steps. Where

is he standing now in relation to the

step on which he stood when he


(A) 2 steps up

(B) 1 step up

(C) No Change

(D) 2 steps down


89. A two digit number is one more

than six times the sum of its digits

and also five more than forty six

times the difference of its digits.

Find the number.

(A) 79 (B) 97

(C) 49 (D) 94


90. Ashok has total of 30 notes in denominations

of Rs. 20 and Rs. 5. The

total value of the notes with him is

Rs.300. Find the number of Rs.20

notes with him.

(A) 5 (B) 10

(C) 15 (D) 20


91. Ajay distributed a total of 60 sweets

among his sons – Ram, Shyam and

Tarun. For every five sweets received

by Ram, Shyam received four

sweets. For every two sweets received

by Shyam, Tarun received

three sweets. Find the number of

sweets received by Tarun.

(A) 18 (B) 12

(C) 24 (D) 30


92. Girish takes 1 minute to complete

a round around a circular track.

Harish is twice as fast as Girish,

Suresh is thrice as fast as Harish. All

three start at the same point. After

how much time (in minutes) would

they meet first at the starting point?

(A) 1 (B) 2

(C) 6 (D) 12


93. If FRIEND is coded as HUMJTK, how

would CANDLE be written in that







94. P, Q and R are three consecutive

odd numbers in ascending order. If

the value of three times of P is three

less than two times of R, find the

value of R?

(A) 7 (B) 9

(C) 11 (D) 5


95. The total cost of 2 pencils, 5 erasers

and 7 sharpeners is Rs.30, while

3 pencils and 5 sharpeners cost

Rs.15 more than 6 erasers. By

what amount does the cost of 39

erasers and 1 sharpener exceed the

cost of 6 pencils?

(A) 20 (B) 30

(C) 40 (D) None of these


96. A number when divides 206, 368

and 449 leaves the same remainder

in each case. What is the largest

such number?

(A) 33 (B) 48

(C) 81 (D) 96


97. A is shorter than B but much taller

than E. C is the tallest and D is little

shorter than A, who is the shortest

among them?

(A) A (B) C

(C) D (D) E


98. If ROSE is coded as 6821, CHAIR is

coded as 73456 and PREACH is coded

as 961473, what will be the code for


(A) 216473 (B) 246173

(C) 214673 (D) 214763


99. If A is the brother of B, B is the

sister of C, and C is the father of D,

how D is related to A?

(A) Brother

(B) Sister

(C) Nephew

(D) None of these


100.Pointing to a photograph of a male,

Suresh said, “He is the son of the

only son of my mother”. How is

Suresh related to that male?

(A) Brother

(B) Uncle

(C) Cousin

(D) Father

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