UGC-NET June 2020 Solved Questions with Explanations (41-50)

UGC-NET June 2020 Solved Questions with Explanations (41-50)

41. Studies that are longitudinal and prospective in nature and collect information from the same respondents are known as:

A.   Case studies

B.   Cohort study

C.   Panel Studies

D.   Trend Studies


Answer: C (Panel Studies)

Notes: Longitudinal surveys are those in which the researcher study trends over time, and usually consist of cohorts or panel respondents. Panel studies utilize the same sample from the same population over time. 

42. What is Entrez?

A.   Web portal for Engineering

B.   Web portal for health

C.   Subject Gateway for Social Sciences

D.   Subject Gateway for Humanities and Social Sciences


Answer: B (Web portal for health)

Notes: The Entrez is a federated search engine, or web portal that allows users to search many health sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website. NCBI is a part of National Library of Medicine (NLM), United States.

43. What is Marrakesh Treaty of WIPO?

A.   Protecting of Government Publications

B.   Protection of authors’ rights in the digital environment

C.   Facilitates books for visually impaired

D.   Protection of Olympic symbol from commercial use


Answer: C (Facilitates books for visually impaired)

Notes: ‘The Marrakesh VIP Treaty’ on Copyright exceptions to facilitate the creation of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works for visually impaired persons, was adopted in  Marrakesh, Morocco, on 28 June 2013.

44.   Identify the publications of National Library of India, Kolkata from the following:

      a)    Index Translationum Indicarum                

      b)    Index Indiana        

      c)    Indian National Bibliography

      d)    A Bibliography of Dictionaries and Encyclopedias in Indian Languages, 1964


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (d) only    

         C.   (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a) and (d) only


Answer: D


Notes: Index Transtionaum Indicarum (1963) and A Bibliography of Dictionaries and Encyclopedia in Indian Languages (1964) are publications of National Library of India.


45. The theme of IFLA WLIC 2020, Dublin is __.

A.   4th Industrial Revolution

B.   World Wide Open Access

C.   Library Services for Children

D.   Joint Climate Change


Answer: [Question Composition is wrong)

Notes: WLIC 2020 (86th) was planned to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 15-21 August 2020, but was cancelled due to COVID Pandemic. The theme for this cancelled conference was ‘Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect’.

46. Which one of the following is NOT a bookmarking website?






Answer: D (


47.   Identify fifth-generation programming languages from the following:

      a)    Java            

      b)    Mercury and OPS5

      c)    PROLOG

      d)    SQL


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (c) only    

         C.   (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a) and (d) only


Answer: B


Notes: While fourth-generation programming languages are based on algorithm written by programmer to build specific programs, fifth-generation languages are constraint-based and logic programming,  designed to make the computer solve a given problem without the programmer. Fifth-generation languages are mainly used in artificial intelligence research. OPS5 and Mercury and PROLOG are examples of fifth-generation languages. 

48.   Arrange in sequence, the following functional entities of the OAIS Reference Model that occur in the digital information life cycle:

      a)    Administration       

      b)    Archival storage                 

      c)    Access

      d)    Data management

      e)    Ingest


         A.   a, b, c, d, e

         B.   b, c, d, e, a

         C.   c, a, b, e, d

         D.   e, b, d, c, a


Answer: D [The Question composition was wrong and dropped by NTA, this is modified & corrected version)


Notes: The Open Archival Information Systems (OAIS) Reference Model is a conceptual model for a digital archive. There are six functional entities within the OAIS Archive – (i) Ingest (ii) Archival Storage (iii) Data Management (iv) Access (v) Administration, and (vi) Preservation Planning.


49.   From the following, identify the mobile applications for image recognition developed by Google:

      a)    Google Goggles                 

      b)    Google Specs         

      c)    Google Glass

      d)    Google Lens


         A.   (a) and (b) only

         B.   (b) and (c) only    

         C.   (c) and (d) only

         D.   (a) and (d) only


Answer: D

Notes: Google Goggles was an image recognition mobile app developed by Google in 2009. It was used for searches based on pictures taken by handheld devices.

Google Lens is an image recognition technology developed by Google in 2017, designed to bring up relevant information related to objects it identifies using visual analysis based on a neural network.

50. What is ORCID?

A.   Access to open access peer-reviewed journals

B.   Registry connecting research and researchers

C.   Commercial network for scientists and researchers

D.   Joint service of OAPEN and OpenEdition


Answer: B (Registry connecting research and researchers)

Notes: ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) Registry service was launched on 16 October 2012. a 16 digit persistent digital identifier that distinguishes one researcher from every other researcher and help in the research workflows.

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