In this FREE PYQ MH SET PAPER 1 DECEMBER 2020 article, we are providing you with a Previous Year’s Question Paper of Maharashtra State Eligibility Test Paper 1 of the December 2020 Examination.

Answers are shown in the bold format

  1. Reflective teaching is a ……………….
    (A) Cyclic process of thinking about learning
    (B) Linear process of thinking about teaching
    (C) Cyclic process of thinking about teaching
    (D) Linear process of thinking about learning

2. A teacher should identify …………………… and teach accordingly.
(A) the economic condition of students
(B) individual differences among students
(C) the economic condition of parents
(D) individual differences among parents

3. SWAYAM PRABHA is a group of ………………………. channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programs.
(A) 32 DTH
(B) 24 DHT
(C) 7 THD
(D) 12 TDH

No Answer is Correct

4. A traditional teaching support system includes ……………………
(A) White Board
(B) Smart Board
(C) Digital Board
(D) Three-Dimensional Models

5. A teacher goes through the student’s notebooks and gives remarks. This is called…………..
(A) Notebook checking
(B) Daily Remarks
(C) Evaluation
(D) Assessment

6. Socrates has given ……………………… method of discovering the truth.
(A) Experimental
(B) Observation
(C) Criticism
(D) Dialogue

7. Experimental researches are aimed to ………………………..
(A) establish an association between variables
(B) describe variables
(C) study the application of theory
(D) study trend analysis

8. Limitations laid down by the researcher are called…………….
(A) Objectives
(B) Delimitations
(C) Assumptions
(D) Hypothesis

9. For any frequency distribution, the 50th percentile and ………………………. are the same.
(A) Mean
(B) Median
(C) Quartile Deviation
(D) Standard Deviation

10. A researcher uses data from an earlier research paper and publishes a new research paper, this is …………………
(A) ethical
(B) unethical
(C) permissible
(D) proper

Answer Questions Nos. 11 to 15 based on either the English passage or the Marathi passage :
The role of higher education is unquestionable in building a modern economy and equitable society and the scope of higher education in India has been steadily growing. According to the Twelfth Five Year Plan (Planning Commission 2017), the allocation of public spending on universities and other higher education was ` 19,800 crores.

The New India NITI Aayog Vision (2031-32) has mentioned a fully literate population as one of its benchmarks. Since the last decade, the higher education sector has been occupying a dominant position in the economic planning process. The government policy in this context aims to attain expansion, excellence, and equity; taking higher education initiatives that can enable India to match up to global standards. While higher education equips people with relevant skill sets in the open labor market, making them upwardly mobile against socioeconomic parameters, the same is not reflected in the academic labor market.

Today, a significant proportion of highly educated professionals are stuck in a volatile academic ecosystem. They are recruited on an ad hoc basis and there is no formal law to govern the terms and conditions of their contractual engagement. The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, of 1970 primarily covers blue-collar job incumbents, keeping their white-collar counterparts outside its ambit.

The growing number of universities (58%) cannot alone fulfill the criteria of expansion, with negative growth in an absolute increase in employment. The growth in the enrolment rate of students is expected to reach 25.2% by 2017-18 from 17.9% in 2011-12 (Planning Commission 2017). The question is if the targeted growth in enrolment rate is aligned with the number of quality teachers in higher education.

  1. What does the author mean when he says that since the last decade, the higher education sector has been occupying a dominant position in the economic planning process?
    (A) The last decade in the political scenario is more dominant than the previous ones.
    (B) The higher education sector is dominating the other sectors.
    (C) The policymakers with the finance department have been dominant during the last decade.
    (D) Comparatively more financial support is given to the higher education sector during the last decade.

12. The policymakers in India are taking steps to increase expenditure towards the higher education sector because :
(A) They aim at enabling India to match up to global standards.
(B) They wish to influence the global market.
(C) There is a lot of pressure in international politics.
(D) A lot of funding is available from global financial institutions.

13. The attitude of the author towards the teachers is …………………..
(A) Ironical
(B) Doubtful
(C) Sympathetic
(D) Disrespectful

14. The author says that today, a significant proportion of highly educated professionals is stuck in a volatile academic ecosystem because :
(A) Highly educated professionals are ill-trained.
(B) There is a lack of formal law to govern the terms and conditions of contractual engagement of highly educated professionals.
(C) There is a lack of motivation on the part of highly educated professionals.
(D) There is a lack of unity among the highly educated professionals

15. Statement I: There is growth in the number of universities.
Statement II: There is a growth in an absolute increase in employment.
According to the passage, …………..
(A) Statement I is true and Statement II is false
(B) Statement I is false and Statement II is true
(C) Both Statements I and II are true
(D) Both Statements I and II are false

16. While defining communication Miller focuses on ………………………
(A) behavioral change of the receiver
(B) message
(C) perception
(D) sender

17. Serial functions of the sender in the communication cycle are as follows :
(A) Collection — formulation — encoding — projection
(B) Receiving — decoding — interpretation — projection
(C) Receiving — formulation — decoding — projection
(D) Encoding — formulation — decoding — projection

18. The components of the communication cycle are sender, message, receiver, and ………………..
(A) noise
(B) media
(C) barriers
(D) feedback

19. Which of the following is one of the communications based on the number of parties involved?
(A) Personal communication
(B) Formal communication
(C) Horizontal communication
(D) Informal communication

20. Characteristics of mass media communication are a large number of audiences, heterogeneous audiences, scattered audiences, and ………………
(A) illiterate audiences
(B) noise disturbance
(C) absence of direct feedback
(D) powerful media




Then which of the following is true?
(A) No two expressions represent the same set
(B) All three expressions represent the same set
(C) Only X and Z represent the same set
(D) Only Y and Z represent the same set

22. Consider the following ordered string of pebbles of three colors, green (G), blue (B), and red (R) :
Which two of them will give us identical necklaces prepared by just making the string’s first and last pebbles adjacent?
(A) X and Y
(B) Y and Z
(C) X and Z
(D) No two of them are identical

23. The average weight of 25 children seating in a boat is 22 kg. The average weight of the 25 children and padded is 24 kg. What is the weight of the padded in kgs?
(A) 74
(B) 71
(C) 75
(D) 100

24. Dayanand planted sugarcane in 1/3 of his farm, groundnut in 1/4 of his farm, and jowar in the remaining farm of 25 acres. How much is the total farm in acres to Dayanand?
(A) 50
(B) 60
(C) 120
(D) 75

25. What sum is to be invested for 2 years at a 14% interest rate compounded annually to grow to Rs. 5458.32?
(A) 4120
(B) 3300
(C) 4200
(D) 4400

26. While entering the train Anil was ahead of Shyam, who was ahead of Kiran, and Anil was behind Shweta. Which of the following shows the correct order of entry into the train?
(A) Anil — Shyam — Kiran — Shweta
(B) Shweta — Shyam — Anil — Kiran
(C) Shweta — Anil — Shyam — Kiran
(D) Anil — Shweta — Shyam — Kiran

27. If LONQ is converted into JMLO then by the same principles what could be the correct alternative for the GDJM?

28. Which of the following is a correct description of the statement given below?
Statement :
All animals die.
Human beings are animals.
So Every human will die.
This statement is :
(A) Perception
(B) Inference
(C) Comparison
(D) Implication




Answer :- B

30. Which of the following is/are the valid conclusion/s based on the statements given below?
Statement I: All players are aggressive.
Statement II: Some politicians are aggressive.
Conclusion 1: Some politicians are not aggressive.
Conclusion 2: Some players are politicians.
Codes :
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 2 both
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Directions :
Question numbers 31 and 32 are based on the following diagram :
The following is a diagram of a company ABC showing the quantity of particular goods exported in lakh units and the revenue generated in crores of rupees for the years 2011 to 2015 :


  1. In which year is the revenue generated per unit exported is maximum?
    (A) 2012
    (B) 2013
    (C) 2014
    (D) 2015
  2. What is the average (arithmetic mean) per unit revenue generated from 2011 to 2015 :
    (A) Rs. 166
    (B) Rs. 200
    (C) Rs. 233
    (D) Rs. 300

Directions :
Question numbers 33 and 34 are based on the following information :
Among 800 students 220 failed in Marathi, 300 failed in English, 150 failed in Hindi, 125 failed in both Marathi and English, 70 failed in both Marathi and Hindi, and 60 failed in both English and Hindi. 30 failed in all three languages.

  1. How many students failed in exactly two languages?
    (A) 195
    (B) 165
    (C) 250
    (D) 255
  2. How many failed in only one language?
    (A) 195
    (B) 165
    (C) 250
    (D) 255

35. The following is the information about the area of states and population:



Which is the most thickly populated state?
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D

  1. Which of the following is the correct full form of TRAI?
    (A) Television Regulatory Authority of India
    (B) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
    (C) Teleservices Regulatory Authority of India
    (D) Telephone Regulatory Authority of India

37. In which year the Information Technology Act was enacted in India?
(A) 2005
(B) 1980
(C) 2000
(D) 1990

38. Who played an important role in developing the first supercomputer in India?
(A) APJ Abdul Kalam
(B) Anil Kakodkar
(C) Raghunath Mashelkar
(D) Vijay Bhatkar

39. Government of Maharashtra has made it compulsory for schools to enter the information of all the students on the web portal known as :
(A) Pavitra
(B) Saral
(C) Sarathi
(D) Shalartha

40. Which among the following is part of the digital initiatives for higher education in India?
(A) National School of Digital Arts
(B) National Academic Depository
(C) Central Data of Indian Universities
(D) Digital Vidya

41. One of the following waste is not under hazardous one :
(A) Agricultural reside
(B) Chemical
(C) Paint
(D) Electroplating waste

42. UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 was held at :
(A) Rio de Janeiro
(B) Stockholm
(C) Paris
(D) Johannesburg

43. Biomedical waste of human and animal tissues, organs, and infected body parts are to be disposed of using :
(A) Autoclaving
(B) Microwave
(C) Composting
(D) Incineration

44. Landslides hazards are common in hilly regions due to :
(A) Loss of vegetation
(B) Loss of soil
(C) Cutting of hill slopes
(D) All of the above

45. International Solar Alliance was established to promote solar energy. Its headquarters is established at :
(A) Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon
(B) Bengaluru
(C) Dubai
(D) Nairobi

46. To receive the degree Vasu learner was expected to learn minimum ……….. years in Gurukul.
(A) 12
(B) 24
(C) 06
(D) 08

47. The University Education Commission (1948) recommended that there should be minimum …………………….. working days excluding examination days in universities and colleges.
(A) 180
(B) 200
(C) 220
(D) 240

48. The main role of UGC in higher education is to ……………………
(A) open universities in all over India
(B) accredit universities
(C) control university administration
(D) provide funds to universities

49. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is established at …………………
(A) Nagpur
(B) Calcutta
(C) Panjim
(D) Chennai

50. Supreme Court was directed in the judgment given in 1991, to make the subject ………………………., compulsory in the college curricula.
(A) women study
(B) environmental study
(C) information technology
(D) value education

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