UGC-NET June 2020 Solved Questions with Explanations (11-20)

 UGC-NET June 2020 Solved Questions with Explanations (11-20)

11. In a sampling procedure, if you select every 10th name on a list or every 15th house on a street, is known as:

A.   Deliberate sampling

B.   Simple random sampling

C.   Systematic sampling

D.   Stratified sampling


Answer: C

Notes: Systematic sampling is a probability sampling method where the elements are chosen from a target population by selecting a random starting point and selecting other members after a fixed ‘sampling interval’. Sampling interval is calculated by dividing the entire population size by the desired sample size.

12. Which one of the following is NOT an open source discovery interface?

A.   Blacklight

B.   Vufind

C.   eXtensible Catalog

D.   Orchid


Answer: D

Notes: VuFind is an open-source library resource discovery system that allows users to search and browse beyond the resources of a traditional Online public access catalog (OPAC). VuFind was developed by Villanova University and was initially released in July 2010.

         Blacklight, an open source discovery tool developed by University of Virginia in 2009.

         eXtensible Catalog developed by the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, is an open source system to provide easy access to all library resources, both digital and non-digital.

13.   Arrange the following information systems, according to their years of origin:

      a)    INIS  

      b)    AGRIS                  

      c)    INSPEC

      d)    MEDLARS

      e)    ENVIS


         A.   c, a, b, d, e

         B.   d, c, a, b, e    

         C.   b, a, c, e, d

         D.   a, c, e, d, b


Answer: B


Notes: MEDLARS (1964); INSPEC (1967); INIS (1970); AGRIS (1975); ENVIS (1982)


14.   From the following, identify the core classes as given in the ‘BIBFRAME model’:

      a)    Agents                    

      b)    Events                    

      c)    Item   

      d)    Subjects


         A.   (a), (b) and (c) only

         B.   (a), (b) and (d) only    

         C.   (b), (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a), (c) and (d) only


Answer: B [Doubtful]


Notes: BIBFRAME organizes bibliographic information into three core level of abstraction: Work, Instance, and Item. However BIBFRAME defines additional key concepts that have relationships to the core levels: i.e. Agents, Subjects, Events. [The answer to this question is doubtful as Work, Instance and Item are three core classes of BIBFRAME 2.0 and Agents, Subjects and Events are related concepts/classes to the core classes.] 

15.   Arrange in sequence, the steps involved in the Newark Charging System:

      a)    Book and Membership cards are handed over to borrower while the book card is kept in charging tray

      b)    Putting date stamp on the borrower card after taking it out from the book                     

      c)    Books are presented to counter assistant along with membership card

      d)    Membership number of the borrower is put opposite to the due date


         A.   d, a, b, c

         B.   b, c, a, d

         C.   a, d, c, b

         D.   c, b, d, a


Answer: D


Notes: Newark Charging System was introduced in the Public Library of Newark of New Jersey State in the United States of America around 1900 by John Cotton Dana.


16.   Which of the following are tertiary sources of information?

      a)    World List of Social Science Periodicals, UNESCO        

      b)    The Europa World of Learning                 

      c)    Advances in Electrical & Computer Engineering  

      d)    Current Contents


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (c) only    

         C.   (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a) and (d) only


Answer: A


17.   Which of the following are principles of TQM?

      a)    Stress on quantitative transactions only                 

      b)    Non-adaptable to changes             

      c)    Customer focus      

      d)    Continuous Improvement


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (c) only    

         C.   (b) and (d) only

         D.   (c) and (d) only


Answer: D


Notes: ISO-9001 is based on 8 Total Quality Management Principles: (i) Customer Focus (ii) Leadership (iii) Improvement of People (iv) Process Approach (v) System Approach to management (vi) Continuous Improvement (vii) Factual approach to decision making (viii) Mutually beneficial supplier relationships


18. Which one of these metadata sets is NOT predefined in GSDL?

A.   Dublin Core


C.   RFC 1807



Answer: B

Notes: GSDL allows several predefined Metadata Sets such as: Dubline Core, RFC 1807, NZGLS (New Zealand Government Locator Service), AGLS (Australian Government Locator Service). All metadata are stored in XML format with the documents.

19. Who developed the ‘Force Field Theory’ of change?

A.   Max Weber

B.   Frederick Herzberg

C.   Kurt Lewin

D.   Elton Mayo


Answer: C (Kurt Lewin)

Notes: Force Field analysis theory developed by Kurt Lewin is widely used in change management.

20. Telegraph Multiplexer was invented by:

A.   S.F.B. Morse

B.   Emile Baudot

C.   Graham Bell

D.   Konrad Zuse


Answer: B (Emile Baudot)

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