UGC-NET June 2020 Solved Questions with Explanations (1-10)

UGC-NET June 2020 Solved Questions with Explanations (1-10)

1. Which Law of Library Science enunciated by S. R. Ranganathan has been reinterpreted by OCLC Research Group as, ‘Develop the physical and technical infrastructure needed to deliver physical and digital material’?

A.     ‘Every reader his/her book’

B.     ‘Books are for use’

C.     ‘Save the time of the reader’

D.     ‘Every book its reader’


Answer: B

Notes: OCLC published a book in 2014 titled ‘Reordering Ranganathan: Shifting User Behaviors, Shifting Priorities’ by Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Ixchel M. Faniel. In this book, they have changed the order of Ranganathan’s Five laws as follows: (1) Save the time of the reader (2) Every Person his or her book (3) Books are for use (4) Every book its reader (5) A library is a growing organism.

2. How many colour shades will be displayed in an 11-bits image?

A.   512

B.   256

C.   2048

D.  1024


Answer: C


Notes: 2 bits per pixel means 22=4. Similarly 11 bits image means 211= 2048 shades of gray levels


3.   From the following, identify the System/Networks that came into existence in 1982:

      a)    ERNET                  

      b)    FORSA                  

      c)    ENVIS                   

      d)    CONCERT


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (c) only    

         C.   (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a) and (d) only


Answer: B


4.   Match the following:

      a)      Statistical Yearbook of India        (i) INFA, New Delhi

      b)      India, Who’s Who                        (ii) Ministry of Culture, Government of India

      c)      India, A Reference Annual           (iii) Ministry of Statistics and Programme

Implementation, GOI

      d)      Indian Literature Abroad             (iv) Publication Division, Ministry of Information

and Broadcasting


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

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

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

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


Answer: A


5.   Arrange the following Public Library Acts according to their years of enactment in ascending order:

      a)    Goa            

      b)    Chhattisgarh          

      c)    Rajasthan

      d)    Odissa


         A.    (a), (b) (d) and (c)

         B.     (a), (d), (c) and (b)

         C.     (d), (c), (a) and (b)

         D.     (d), (b), (c) and (a)

Answer: B


Notes: Goa (1993); Odissa (2001-2); Rajasthan (2006); Chhattisgarh (2008)



6.   Match the following:

      a)      The Changing Academic Library              (i) Jose-Marie Griffiths

      b)      Planning Public Library Buildings            (ii) John Budd

      c)      Introduction to Public Librarianship         (iii) Michael Dewe

      d)      Special Libraries                                       (iv) Kathleen de la Pana McCook


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

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

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

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


Answer: A


Notes: The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments (John M Budd, 1998); Planning Public Library Buildings (Michael Dewe, 1978); Introduction to Public Librarianship (Kathleen de la Pana McCook, 2004); Special Libraries: Increasing the Information Edge (Jose-Marie Griffiths, 1993)


7.   Which of the following are the Subject Gateways?

      a)    BIOME                  

      b)    Internet Public Library (iPL2)                   

      c)    LIS Learning          

      d)    INFOPORT


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (c) only    

         C.   (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a) and (d) only


Answer: D


Notes: BIOME (University of Nottingham, UK); INFOPORT (INFLIBNET Centre, India)

8.   Arrange the steps that are required in a general framework for compiling any IACR product as stated by Prof. A. Chatterjee:

      a)    Planning and preparation               

      b)    Determination of scope                 

      c)    Initiation

      d)    Processing and organization of information


         A.   a, b, c, d

         B.   b, c, d, a    

         C.   a, c, b, d

         D.   c, b, a, d


Answer: D


Notes: Prof. Amitabh Chatterjee in his book titled ‘Elements of Information Organization and Dissemination’ published in 2016 states that information consolidation presupposes three activities: information analysis, information consolidation, and information repackaging. According to him, the compilation of IACR product involves the following steps: initiation, determination of scope/product characteristics, planning and preparation, collection of information, processing and organization of information, undertaking complimentary tasks, and consummation.


9. Which of the following is a searching platform for academic and research publications?

A.   Research Gate

B.   Google Scholar

C.   Mendeley

D.  Academia


Answer: B

Notes: Google Scholar, first launched in November 2004, is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature.

10.   Identify the intermediaries of an information industry among the following:

      a)    Invisible colleges                

      b)    Online vendors                  

      c)    Computer Programmers     

      d)    Students and Research Scholars


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (c) only    

         C.   (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a) and (d) only


Answer: A


Notes: Information intermediaries are basically of two types: the profit making and the non-profit making. Information Brokers, Information Consultants, Online Vendors comes under profit making category. However, non-profit making information intermediaries are: Information Officers, Knowledge Officers, Knowledge Managers, Publication Officers, Documentation Officers, Information Analysts, Reference librarians, Invisible Colleges, Extension Workers etc.

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