Research Aptitude Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) For Assistant Professor, UGC NET

Research Aptitude Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) For Assistant Professor, UGC NET, CTET, TGT, PGT and all other Teacher’s Recruitment Exams.

Earlier it might have taken thousands of years to double up the amount of knowledge, but now, this may happen every few years. Progress in any domain of knowledge be it natural science, applied science, or social science won’t happen without research.

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Research is the lifeblood of any institute of higher learning worth its name. Research is more than a set of specific skills; it is a way of thinking; it examines critically the various aspects of any professional work. It is a structured enquiry that utilizes the acceptable scientific methodology to solve problems and create new knowledge that is generally applicable. The enquiry is aimed at understanding a thing or phenomenon or solving a problem.

The term research comprises of two words, namely‘re’ and ‘search’. Generally,‘re’ means again and ‘search’ means to find out. According to Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, ‘research is a careful investigation or inquiry specially to search for new facts in any branch of knowledge’.

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Research Aptitude Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

1. The research that aims at immediate application is?

(A) Action Research

(B) Empirical Research

(C) Conceptual Research

(D) Fundamental Research

2. When two or more successive footnotes refer to the same work which one of the following expressions is used?



(C) op.cit :

(D) loc.cit.

3. Nine year olds are taller than seven year olds. This is an example of a reference drawn from?

(A) Vertical study

(B) Cross-sectional study

(C) Time series study

(D) Experimental study

4. Conferences are meant for?

(A) Multiple target groups

(B) Group discussions

(C) Show-casing new Research

(D) All the above

5. Ex Post Facto research means?

(A) The research is carried out after the incident

(B) The research is carried out prior to the incident

(C) The research is carried out along with the happening of an incident.

(D) The research is carried out keeping in mind the possibilities of an incident.

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6. Research ethics do not include?

(A) Honesty

(B) Subjectivity

(C) Integrity

(D) Objectivity

7. A research paper is a brief report of research work based on?

(A) Primary Data only

(B) Secondary Data only

(C) Both Primary and Secondary Data

(D) None of the above

8. Newton gave three basic laws of motion. This research is categorized as?

(A) Descriptive Research

(B) Sample Survey

(C) Fundamental Research

(D) Applied Research

9. A group of experts in a specific area of knowledge assembled at a place and prepared a syllabus for a new course. The process may be termed as?

(A) Seminar

(B) Workshop

(C) Conference

(D) Symposium

10. In the process of conducting research ‘Formulation of Hypothesis” is followed by?

(A) Statement of Objectives

(B) Analysis of Data

(C) Selection of Research Tools

(D) Collection of Data

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11. The essential qualities of a researcher are?

(A) Spirit of free enquiry

(B) Reliance on observation and evidence

(C) Systematization or theorizing of knowledge

(D) All the above

12. Research is conducted to?

I. Generate new knowledge

II. Not to develop a theory

III. Obtain research degree

IV. Reinterpret existing knowledge

Which of the above are correct?

(A) I, III & II

(B) III, II & IV

(C) II, I & III

(D) I, III & IV

13. A hypothesis is a?

(A) Law

(B) Canon

(C) Postulate

(D) Supposition

14. Suppose you want to investigate the working efficiency of nationalised bank in India, which one of the following would you follow?

(A) Area Sampling

(B) Multi-stage Sampling

(C) Sequential Sampling

(D) Quota Sampling

15. Controlled group condition is applied in?

(A) Survey Research

(B) Historical Research

(C) Experimental Research

(D) Descriptive Research

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16. Workshops are meant for?

(A) Giving lectures

(B) Multiple target groups

(C) Showcase new theories

(D) Hands on training/experience

17. Which one of the following is a research tool?

(A) Graph

(B) Illustration

(C) Questionnaire

(D) Diagram

18. Research is not considered ethical if it?

(A) Tries to prove a particular point.

(B) Does not ensure privacy and anonymity of the respondent.

(C) Does not investigate the data scientifically.

(D) Is not of a very high standard.

19. A good piece of research is a product of?

(A) Collective scholarship

(B) A good library

(C) A penetrating and analytical mind

(D) A touch of genius

20. Research is?

(A) Searching again and again

(B) Finding solution to any problem

(C) Working in a scientific way to search for truth of any problem

(D) None of the above

21. A common test in research demands much priority on?

(A) Reliability

(B) Useability

(C) Objectivity

(D) All of these

22. Which of the following is the first step in starting the research process?

(A) Searching sources of information to locate problem.

(B) Survey of related literature

(C) Identification of problem

(D) Searching for solutions to the problem

23. A researcher conducts a research on finding out which administrative style contributes more to institutional effectiveness.

This will be an example of?

(A) Basic Research

(B) Action Research

(C) Applied Research

(D) None of the above

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24. Normal Probability Curve should be?

(A) Positively skewed

(B) Negatively skewed

(C) Leptokurtic skewed

(D) Zero skewed

25. Which of the following variables cannot be expressed in quantitative terms?

(A) Socio-economic Status

(B) Marital Status

(C) Numerical Aptitude

(D) Professional Attitude

26. A doctor studies the relative effectiveness of two drugs of dengue fever. His research would be classified as?

(A) Descriptive Survey

(B) Experimental Research

(C) Case Study

(D) Ethnography

27. The term ‘phenomenology’ is associated with the process of?

(A) Qualitative Research

(B) Analysis of Variance

(C) Correlational Study

(D) Probability Sampling

28. The ‘Sociogram’ technique is used to study?

(A) Vocational Interest

(B) Professional Competence

(C) Human Relations

(D) Achievement Motivation

29. Which of the following phrases is not relevant to describe the meaning of research as a process ?

(A) Systematic Activity

(B) Objective Observation

(C) Trial and Error

(D) Problem Solving

30. Which of the following is not an example of a continuous variable ?

(A) Family size

(B) Intelligence

(C) Height

(D) Attitude

31. How can the objectivity of the research be enhanced ?

(A) Through its impartiality

(B)  Through its reliability

(C) Through its validity

(D) All of these

32. The basis on which assumptions are formulated?

(A) Cultural background of the country

(B) Universities

(C) Specific characteristics of the castes

(D) All of these

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33. Which of the following is classified in the category of the developmental research ?

(A) Philosophical research

(B)  Action research

(C) Descriptive research

(D) All the above

34. We use Factorial Analysis

(A) To know the relationship between two variables

(B) To reduce many variables to a manageable few

(C) To know the difference between two variables

(D) To know the difference among the many variables

35. A null hypothesis is

(A) When there is no difference between the variables

(B) The same as research hypothesis

(C) Subjective in nature

(D) When there is difference between the variables

36. The research which is exploring new facts through the study of the past is called

(A) Philosophical research

(B) Historical research

(C) Mythological research

(D) Content analysis

37. The process not needed in Experimental Researches is?

(A) Observation

(B) Manipulation

(C) Controlling

(D) Content Analysis

38. Manipulation is always a part of?

(A) Historical research

(B) Fundamental research

(C) Descriptive research

(D) Experimental research

39. Which correlation co-efficient best explains the relationship between creativity and intelligence?

(A) 1.00

(B) 0.6

(C) 0.5

(D) 0.3

40. Research problem is selected from the stand point of?

(A) Researcher’s interest

(B)  Financial support

(C) Social relevance

(D) Availability of relevant literature

41. Which one is called non-probability sampling?

(A) Cluster sampling

(B)  Quota sampling

(C) Systematic sampling

(D) Stratified random sampling

42. Formulation of hypothesis may NOT be required in

(A) Survey method

(B) Historical studies

(C) Experimental studies

(D) Normative studies

43. Field-work based research is classified as?

(A) Empirical

(B)  Historical

(C) Experimental (D) Biographical

44. Which of the following sampling method is appropriate to study the prevalence of AIDS amongst male and female in India in 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006?

(A) Cluster sampling

(B)  Systematic sampling

(C) Quota sampling

(D) Stratified random sampling

45. The research is always?

(A) Verifying the old knowledge

(B) Exploring new knowledge

(C) Filling the gap between knowledge

(D) all of these

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46. The research that applies the laws at the time of field study to draw more and more clear ideas about the problem is?

(A) Applied research

(B) Action research

(C) Experimental research

(D) None of these

47. When a research problem is related to heterogeneous population, the most suitable sampling method is?

(A) Cluster Sampling

(B) Stratified Sampling

(C) Convenient Sampling

(D) Lottery Method

48. The process not needed in experimental research is?


(B) Manipulation and replication

(C) Controlling

(D) Reference collection

49. A research problem is not feasible only when

(A) it is researchable

(B) it is new and adds something to knowledge

(C) it consists of independent and dependent variables

(D) it has utility and relevance

50. A research problem is feasible only when

(A) it has utility and relevance

(B) it is researchable

(C) it is new and adds something to knowledge

(D) All the above

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