NTA UGC NET 2023 Paper 1 Mock Test 1

NTA UGC NET 2023 Paper 1 Mock Test 1: UGC NET is an acronym for the University Grant Commission – National Eligibility Test which is a gateway for those who are willing to build a career in the teaching field. Considered as one of the toughest exams in India, the eligibility test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) biannually in the months of June and December.

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I – Teaching Aptitude (Test Topic)

  • Factor affecting teaching: Learner, Teacher, Support material, Learning environment and institution
  • Teaching concepts, levels of teaching, objective, characteristics, and basic requirements
  • Teaching System: ICT based, Modern and Traditional

NTA UGC NET 2023 Paper 1 Mock Test 1

1. The main aim of teaching is:

 (a) To develop only reasoning

(b) To develop only thinking

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) To give information

2. Which one of the following is not included in the process of teaching?

(a) Instruction

(b) Stipulation

(c) Training

(d) Change in values

3. In order to understand its student a lecture should have which of the following?

(a) Child Psychology

(b) Indication towards understanding the children

(c) Opinion of the studentrtf4s towards the subject matter

(d) All of the choices

4. The practical process of imparting education is:

(a) Very credible, authentic and regular

(b) Not flexible

(c) Credible but not regular

(d) None of the above

5. The main objective of teaching at Higher Education Level is:

(a) To prepare students to pass examination

(b) To develop the capacity to take decisions

(c) To give new information

(d) To motivate students to ask questions during lecture

6. Which of the two given options is of the level of understanding?

(I) Define noun

(II) Define noun in your own words.

(a) Only I

(b) Only II

(c) Both I and II

(d) Neither I nor II

7. According to Swami Vivekananda, teacher’s success depends on:

(a) His renunciation of personal gain and service to others

(b) His professional training and creativity

(c) His concentration on his work and duties with a spirit of obedience to God

(d) His mastery on the subject and capacity in controlling the students

8. The teacher has been glorified by the phrase “Friend, philosopher and guide” because:

(a) He has to play all vital roles in the context of society

(b) He transmits the high value of humanity to students

(c) He is the great reformer of the society

(d) He is a great patriot

9. Those teachers are popular among students who?

(a) Develop intimacy with them

(b) Help them solve their problems

(c) Award good grades

(d) Take classes on extra tuition fee

10. For maintaining an effective discipline in the class, the teacher should?

(a) Allow students to do what they like

(b) Deal with the students strictly

(c) Give the students some problem to solve

(d) Deal with them politely and firmly.

11. Dynamic approach to teaching means?

(a) Teaching should be forceful and effective

(b) Teachers should be energetic and dynamic.

(c) The topics of teaching should not be static, but dynamic.

(d) The students should be required to learn through activities.

12. If you get an opportunity to teach a visually challenged student along with normal students, what type of treatment would you like to give him in the class?

(a) Not giving extra attention because majority may suffer.

(b) Take care of him sympathetically in the class- room.

(c) You will think that blindness is his destiny and hence you cannot do anything.

(d) Arrange a seat in the front row and try to teach at a pace convenient to him.

13. Arrange the following teaching process in order:

(i) Relate the present knowledge with previous one

(ii) Evaluation

(iii) Reteaching

(iv) Formulating instructional objectives

(v) Presentation of instructional materials

(a) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

(b) (ii), (i), (iii), (iv), (v)

(c) (v), (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)

(d) (iv), (i), (v), (ii), (iii)

14. Which of the following is not a prescribed level of teaching?

(a) Memory

(b) Understanding

(c) Reflective

(d) Differentiation

15. Attitude of the teacher that affects teaching pertains to?

(a) Affective domain

(b) Cognitive domain

(c) Connative domain

(d) Psychomotor domain

16. Which of the following is the highest level of cognitive ability?

(a) Knowing

(b) Understanding

(c) Analysing

(d) Evaluating

17. Which of the following set of statements reflects the basic characteristics of teaching?

Select the correct alternative from the codes:

(i) Teaching is the same as training

(ii) There is no difference between instruction and conditioning when we teach

(iii) Teaching is related to learning

(iv) Teaching is a ‘task’ word while learning is an ‘achievement’ word.

(v) Teaching means giving information.

(vi) One may teach without learning taking place.


(a) (i), (ii) and (iii)

(b) (iii), (iv) and (vi)

(c) (ii), (iii) and (v)

(d) (i), (iv) and (vi)

18. Which of the following set of statements best represents the nature and objective of teaching and learning?

(A) Teaching is like selling and learning is like buying.

(B) Teaching is a social act while learning is a personal act.

 (C) Teaching implies learning whereas learning does not imply teaching.

 (D) Teaching is a kind of delivery of knowledge while learning is like receiving it.

 (E) Teaching is an interaction and is triadic in nature whereas learning is an active engagement in a subject domain.


(a) (A), (D) and (E)

(b) (B), (C) and (E)

(c) (A), (B) and (C)

(d) (A), (B) and (D)

19. Which one of the following is a key behaviour in effective teaching? 

(a) Using student ideas and contribution

(b) Structuring

(c) Instructional variety

(d) Questioning

20. Assertion (a): All teaching implies learning.

Reason (R): Learning to be useful must be derived from teaching. Choose the correct answer from the following:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (a).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (a).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer key:

1. (c)2. (a)3. (d)4. (a)
5. (b)6. (b)7. (a)8. (b)
9. (b)10. (d)11. (d)12. (d)
13. (d)14. (d)15. (a)16. (d) 
17. (b)18. (b) 19. (c) 20. (c) 

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