Teaching Aptitude Paper - I

1. Teaching is best described as a
(A) Occupation
(B) Vocation
(C) Profession
(D) Career

2. The chief objective of teaching is
(A) Transmission of existing knowledge
(B) Stimulate curiosity of students to discover knowledge
(C) Help children to do well in examinations
(D) To facilitate research

3. A “Good” learner is one who
(A) Listens attentively to teachers
(B) Has a questioning frame of mind
(C) Spends considerable time in library
(D) Prepares well for examination

4. Identify any three factors which contribute to effective teaching
(i) Art of communication
(ii) Subject mastery
(iii) Smart and handsome looks
(iv) Rapport with students
(A) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(B) (i), (iii) and (iv)
(C) (i), (ii) and (iv)
(D) (ii), (iii) and (iv)

5. Programmed instruction is based on the principles of learning which is known as
(A) Software learning
(B) Motivation
(C) Reinforcement
(D) Systematic programming

6. Sentence completion tests are objective type of tests which measure
(A) Recognition ability
(B) Sentence knowledge
(C) Association skill
(D) Recall ability

7. Three of the following four attributes characterise research. Identify the one which is not an attribute of research
(A) Research is purposive
(B) Findings of research can be generalised for all contexts
(C) Research is logical and objective
(D) Research is based on accurate data

8. Match the following :
(a) Experimental (p) Continuity of Method observations over time
(b) Descriptive (q) Internal Method criticism of data
(c) Historical (r) Stratified Method sample
(d) Longitudinal (s) Equivalence of
Method groups
(A) (aq), (br), (cs) and (dp)
(B) (br), (cq), (dp) and (as)
(C) (cp), (dq), (as) and (br)
(D) (dq), (cp), (bs) and (ar)

9. Reorganise the following in an appropriate sequence
(i) Analysis and interpretation of data
(ii) Preparation of Research Report
(iii) Identification and selection of a problem
(iv) Formulation of a research design
(v) Collection of data
(A) (iii), (iv), (i), (ii) and (v)
(B) (iii), (iv), (i), (v) and (ii)
(C) (iii), (v), (iv), (i) and (ii)
(D) (iii), (iv), (v), (i) and (ii)

10. One of the following behaviour does not confirm to research ethics. Identify the behaviour
(A) Copying passages from a book along with acknowledgement
(B) Arriving at a generalisation which the researcher feels as truth even though data do not support it
(C) Formulating hypothesis which is not confirmed by review of literature
(D) Using statistical techniques in qualitative research

(Note: Previous APSET-2012 Question)