108 Teaching Aptitude Questions with Answers



Teaching Aptitude 108 questions with Answers from previous years papers

This post consists more than 100 questions from teaching aptitude from previous years UGC NET papers. this will help you to understand the pattern of questions comes under this section. Generally 5 out 50 questions comes from teaching aptitude. New syllabus issued by the NTA is given in this post. This post also highlight the questions from each years. Try to solve the questions.

Best of luck for your NTA UGC NET  preparation.

Questions from Paper 1 2016 to 2006 old papers.

( 5 Questions out of 50)

 Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory,
Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.
 Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners
(Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.
 Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material,
Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.
 Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs.
Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam,
Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
 Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.
 Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in
Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based
testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

Questions from previous papers:

July 2016
1. Select the alternative which consists of positive factors contributing to effectiveness of teaching:
List of factors:
(a) Teacher’s knowledge of the subject.
(b) Teacher’s socio-economic background.
(c) Communication skill of the teacher.
(d) Teacher’s ability to please the students.
(e) Teacher’s personal contact with students.
(f) Teacher’s competence in managing and monitoring the classroom transactions.
Codes :
(1) (b), (c) and (d) (2) (c), (d) and (f)
(3) (b),(d) and(e) (4) (a), (c) and (f)
2. The use of teaching aids is justified on the grounds of
(1) attracting students’ attention in the class room.
(2) minimising indiscipline problems in the classroom.
(3) optimising learning outcomes of students.
(4) effective engagement of students in learning tasks.
3. Assertion (A): The purpose of higher education is to promote critical and creative thinking abilities among students.
Reason (R) : These abilities ensure job placements.
Choose the correct answer from the following code :
(1) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(2) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(3) (A) is true but (R) is false.
(4) (A) is false but (R) is true.
4. Match the items of the first set with that of the second set in respect of evaluation system.
Choose the correct code:
Set-I Set-II
a. Formative evaluation i. Evaluating cognitive and co-cognitive aspects with regularity
b. Summative evaluation ii. Tests and their interpretations based on a group and certain yardsticks
c. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation iii. Grading the final learning outcomes
d. Norm and criterion referenced tests iv. Quizzes and discussions
a b c d
(1) iv iii i ii
(2) i ii iii iv
(3) iii iv ii i
(4) i iii iv ii

Dec 2015
6. Greater the handicap of the students coming to the educational institutions, greater the demand on the :
(1) Family
(2) Society
(3) Teacher
(4) State
6. What are the characteristics of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation ?
(a) It increases the workload on students by taking multiple tests.
(b) It replaces marks with grades.
(c) It evaluates every aspect of the student.
(d) It helps in reducing examination phobia.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(1) (a) (b) (c) and (d) (2) (b) and (d)
(3) (a) (b) and (c) (4) (b), (c) and (d)
7. Which of the following attributes denote great strengths of a teacher ?
(a) Full-time active involvement in the institutional management
(b) Setting examples
(c) Willingness to put assumptions to the test
(d) Acknowledging mistakes
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(1) (a), (b) and (d) (2) (b), (c) and (d)
(3) (a), (C) and (d) (4) (a), (b), (c) and (d)
8. Which one of the following statements is correct in the context of multiple – choice type questions ?
(1) They are more objective than true-false type questions.
(2) They are less objective than essay type questions.
(3) They are more subjective than short-answer type questions.
(4) They are more subjective than true-false type questions.
9. As Chairman of an independent commission on education, Jacques Delors report to UNESCO was titled :
(1) International Commission on Education Report
(2) Millennium Development Report
(3) Learning : The Treasure Within
(4) World Declaration on Education for All
10. What are required for good teaching ?
(a) Diagnosis
(b) Remedy
(c) Direction
(d) Feedback
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(1) (a), (b), (c) and (d) (2) (a) and (b)
(3) (b), (c) and (d) (4) (c) and (d)

June 2015
11. Which of the following is the highest level of cognitive ability ?
(1) Knowing (2) Understanding (3) Analysing (4) Evaluating
12. Which of the following factors does not impact teaching ?
(1) Teacher’s knowledge
(2) Class room activities that encourage learning
(3) Socio-economic background of teachers and students
(4) Learning through experience
13. Which of the following statements about teaching aids are correct ?
(a) They help in retaining concepts for longer duration.
(b) They help students learn better.
(c) They make teaching learning process interesting.
(d) They enhance rote learning.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(1) (a), (b), (c) and (d)
(2) (a), (b) and (c)
(3) (b), (c) and (d)
(4) (a), (b) and (d)
14. Techniques used by a teacher to teach include :
(a) Lecture
(b) Interactive lecture
(c) Group work
(d) Self study
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(1) (a), (b) and (c)
(2) (a), (b), (c) and (d)
(3) (b), (c) and (d)
(4) (a), (b) and (d)
15. Achievement tests are commonly used for the purpose of :
(1) Making selections for a specific job
(2) Selecting candidates for a course
(3) Identifying strengths and weaknesses of learners
(4) Assessing the amount of learning after teaching
16. A good teacher is one who:
(1) gives useful information
(2) explains concepts and principles
(3) gives printed notes to students
(4) inspires students to learn

Dec 2014
17. Maximum participation of students during teaching is possible through
(A) Lecture method (B) Demonstration method (C) Inductive method (D) Textbook method
18. Diagnostic evaluation ascertains
(A) Students performance at the beginning of instructions.
(B) Learning progress and failures during instructions.
(C) Degree of achievement of instructions at the end.
(D) Causes and remedies of persistent learning problems during instructions.
19. Instructional aids are used by the teacher to
(A) glorify the class (B) attract the students
(C) clarify the concepts (D) ensure discipline
20. Attitude of the teacher that affects teaching pertains to
(A) Affective domain (B) Cognitive domain
(C) Connative domain (D) Psychomotor domain
21. “Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man” was stated by
(A) M.K.Gandhi (B) R.N. Tagore
(C) Swami Vivekanand (D) Sri Aurobindo
22. Which of the following is not a prescribed level of teaching ?
(A) Memory (B) Understanding
(C) Reflective (D) Differentiation

June 2014
23. Classroom communication is normally considered as
(A) effective
(B) cognitive
(C) affective
(D) selective
24. Which one of the following is considered a sign of motivated teaching ?
(A) Students asking questions
(B) Maximum attendance of the students
(C) Pin drop silence in the classroom
(D) Students taking notes
25. Which one of the following is the best method of teaching ?
(A) Lecture
(B) Discussion
(C) Demonstration
(D) Narration
26. Dyslexia is associated with
(A) mental disorder
(B) behavioural disorder
(C) reading disorder
(D) writing disorder

Dec 2013
27. While delivering lecture if there is some disturbance in the class, a teacher should
(A) keep quiet for a while and then continue.
(B) punish those causing disturbance.
(C) motivate to teach those causing disturbance.
(D) not bother of what is happening in the class.
28. Effective teaching is a function of
(A) Teacher’s satisfaction.
(B) Teacher’s honesty and commitment.
(C) Teacher’s making students learn and understand.
(D) Teacher’s liking for professional excellence.
29. The most appropriate meaning of learning is
(A) Acquisition of skills
(B) Modification of behaviour
(C) Personal adjustment
(D) Inculcation of knowledge
30. 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)
31.CIET stands for
(A) Centre for Integrated Education and Technology
(B) Central Institute for Engineering and Technology
(C) Central Institute for Education Technology
(D) Centre for Integrated Evaluation Techniques.
32. Teacher’s role at higher education level is to
(A) provide information to students.
(B) promote self learning in students.
(C) encourage healthy competition among students.
(D) help students to solve their problems.

JUNE 2013
33. Nowadays the most effective mode of learning is
(A) Self study
(B) Face-to-face learning
(C) e-Learning
(D) Blended learning
Note: Both C & D are correct
34. At the primary school stage, most of the teachers should be women because they
(A) can teach children better than men.
(B) know basic content better than men.
(C) are available on lower salaries.
(D) can deal with children with love and affection.
35. Which one is the highest order of learning?
(A) Chain learning
(B) Problem-solving learning
(C) Stimulus-response learning
(D) Conditioned-reflex learning
36. A person can enjoy teaching as a profession when he
(A) has control over students.
(B) commands respect from students.
(C) is more qualified than his colleagues.
(D) is very close to higher authorities.
37. “A diagram speaks more than 1000 words” The statement means that the teacher should
(A) use diagrams in teaching.
(B) speak more and more in the class.
(C) use teaching aids in the class.
(D) not speak too, much in the class.
DEC 2012
38. For an efficient and durable learning, learner should have
(A) ability to learn only
(B) requisite level of motivation only
(C) opportunities to learn only
(D) desired level of ability and motivation
39. Classroom communication must be
(A) Teacher centric
(B) Student centric
(C) General centric
(D) Textbook centric
40. The best method of teaching is to
(A) impart information
(B) ask students to read books
(C) suggest good reference material
(D) initiate a discussion and participate in it
41. Interaction inside the classroom should generate
(A) Argument
(B) Information
(C) Ideas
(D) Controversy
42. “Spare the rod and spoil the child”, gives the message that
(A) punishment in the class should be banned.
(B) corporal punishment is not acceptable.
(C) undesirable behaviour must be punished.
(D) children should be beaten with rods.
43. The type of communication that the teacher has in the classroom, is termed as
(A) Interpersonal
(B) Mass communication
(C) Group communication
(D) Face-to-face communication

JUNE 2012
44. 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.
45. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a good achievement test ?
(A) Reliability (B) Objectivity (C) Ambiguity (D) Validity
45. Which of the following does not belong to a projected aid ?
(A) Overhead projector
(B) Blackboard
(C) Epidiascope
(D) Slide projector
46. For a teacher, which of the following methods would be correct for writing on the blackboard ?
(A) Writing fast and as clearly as possible.
(B) Writing the matter first and then asking students to read it.
(C) Asking a question to students and then writing the answer as stated by them.
(D) Writing the important points as clearly as possible.
47. A teacher can be successful if he/she
(A) helps students in becoming better citizens
(B) imparts subject knowledge to students
(C) prepares students to pass the examination
(D) presents the subject matter in a well organized manner
48. 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

DEC 2011
49. By which of the following methods the true evaluation of the students is possible ?
(A) Evaluation at the end of the course.
(B) Evaluation twice in a year.
(C) Continuous evaluation.
(D) Formative evaluation.
50. Suppose a student wants to share his problems with his teacher and he visits the teacher’s house for the purpose, the teacher should
(A) contact the student’s parents and solve his problem.
(B) suggest him that he should never visit his house.
(C) suggest him to meet the principal and solve the problem.
(D) extend reasonable help and boost his morale.
51. When some students are deliberately attempting to disturb the discipline of the class by making mischief, what will be your role as a teacher ?
(A) Expelling those students.
(B) Isolate those students.
(C) Reform the group with your authority.
(D) Giving them an opportunity for introspection and improve their behaviour.
52. Which of the following belongs to a projected aid ?
(A) Blackboard (B) Diorama (C) Epidiascope (D) Globe
53. A teacher is said to be fluent in asking questions, if he can ask
(A) meaningful questions
(B) as many questions as possible
(C) maximum number of questions in a fixed time
(D) many meaningful questions in a fixed time
54. Which of the following qualities is most essential for a teacher ?
(A) He should be a learned person.
(B) He should be a well dressed person.
(C) He should have patience.
(D) He should be an expert in his subject.

JUNE 2011
55. 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.
56. An effective teaching aid is one which
(A) is colourful and good looking
(B) activates all faculties
(C) is visible to all students
(D) easy to prepare and use
57. 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
58. The essence of an effective classroom environment is
(A) a variety of teaching aids
(B) lively student-teacher interaction
(C) pin-drop silence
(D) strict discipline
59. On the first day of his class, if a teacher is asked by the students to introduce himself, he should
(A) ask them to meet after the class
(B) tell them about himself in brief
(C) ignore the demand and start teaching
(D) scold the student for this unwanted demand
60. Moral values can be effectively inculcated among the students when the teacher
(A) frequently talks about values
(B) himself practices them
(C) tells stories of great persons
(D) talks of Gods and Goddesses

DEC 2010
61. Some students in a class exhibit great curiosity for learning. It may be because such children
(A) Are gifted
(B) Come from rich families
(C) Show artificial behavior
(D) Create indiscipline in the class
62. The most important quality of a good teacher is
(A) Sound knowledge of subject matter
(B) Good communication skills
(C) Concern for students’ welfare
(D) Effective leadership qualities
63. Which one of the following is appropriate in respect of teacher student relationship ?
(A) Very informal and intimate
(B) Limited to classroom only
(C) Cordial and respectful
(D) Indifferent
64. The academic performance of students can be improved if parents are encouraged to
(A) supervise the work of their wards
(B) arrange for extra tuition
(C) remain unconcerned about it
(D) interact with teachers frequently
65. In a lively classroom situation, there is likely to be
(A) occasional roars of laughter
(B) complete silence
(C) frequent teacher-student dialogue
(D) loud discussion among students
66. If a parent approaches the teacher to do some favour to his/her ward in the examination, the teacher should
(A) try to help him
(B) ask him not to talk in those terms
(C) refuse politely and firmly
(D) ask him rudely to go away

JUNE 2010
67. Which one of the following is the most important quality of a good teacher ?
(A) Punctuality and sincerity
(B) Content mastery
(C) Content mastery and reactive
(D) Content mastery and sociable
68. The primary responsibility for the teacher’s adjustment lies with
(A) The children
(B) The principal
(C) The teacher himself
(D) The community
69. As per the NCTE norms, what should be the staff strength for a unit of 100 students at B.Ed. level ?
(A) 1 + 7 (B) 1 + 9 (C) 1 + 10 (D) 1 + 5
70. Research has shown that the most frequent symptom of nervous instability among teachers is
(A) Digestive upsets
(B) Explosive behaviour
(C) Fatigue
(D) Worry
71. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
(A) Syllabus is an annexure to the curriculum.
(B) Curriculum is the same in all educational institutions.
(C) Curriculum includes both formal, and informal education.
(D) Curriculum does not include methods of evaluation.
72. A successful teacher is one who is
(A) Compassionate and disciplinarian
(B) Quite and reactive
(C) Tolerant and dominating
(D) Passive and active

DEC 2009
73. The primary duty of the teacher is to
(A) raise the intellectual standard of the students
(B) improve the physical standard of the students
(C) help all round development of the students
(D) imbibe value system in the students
74. Micro teaching is more effective
(A) during the preparation for teaching-practice
(B) during the teaching-practice
(C) after the teaching-practice
(D) always
75. What quality the students like the most in a teacher ?
(A) Idealist philosophy (B) Compassion
(C) Discipline (D) Entertaining
JUNE 2009
76. Good evaluation of written material should not be based on :
(A) Linguistic expression
(B) Logical presentation
(C) Ability to reproduce whatever is read
(D) Comprehension of subject
77. Why do teachers use teaching aid ?
(A) To make teaching fun-filled
(B) To teach within understanding level of students
(C) For students’ attention
(D) To make students attentive
78. Attitudes, concepts, skills and knowledge are products of :
(A) Learning (B) Research (C) Heredity (D) Explanation
79. Which among the following gives more freedom to the learner to interact ?
(A) Use of film
(B) Small group discussion
(C) Lectures by experts
(D) Viewing country-wide classroom programme on TV
80. Which of the following is not a product of learning ?
(A) Attitudes (B) Concepts (C) Knowledge (D) Maturation
81. 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

DEC 2008
82. 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
83. Which of the following teacher, will be liked most :
(A) A teacher of high idealistic attitude
(B) A loving teacher
(C) A teacher who is disciplined
(D) A teacher who often amuses his students
84. A teacher’s most important challenge is :
(A) To make students do their home work
(B) To make teaching-learning process enjoyable
(C) To maintain discipline in the class room
(D) To prepare the question paper
85. Value-education stands for :
(A) making a student healthy
(B) making a student to get a job
(C) inculcation of virtues
(D) all-round development of personality
86. When a normal student behaves in an erratic manner in the class, you would :
(A) pull up the student then and there
(B) talk to the student after the class
(C) ask the student to leave the class
(D) ignore the student
JUNE 2008
87. 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
88. The most important cause of failure for teacher lies in the area of :
(A) inter personal relationship
(B) lack of command over the knowledge of the subject
(C) verbal ability
(D) strict handling of the students
89. A teacher can establish rapport with his students by :
(A) becoming a figure of authority
(B) impressing students with knowledge and skill
(C) playing the role of a guide
(D) becoming a friend to the students
90. Education is a powerful instrument of :
(A) Social transformation (B) Personal transformation
(C) Cultural transformation (D) All the above
91. A teacher’s major contribution towards the maximum self-realization of the student is affected through :
(A) Constant fulfilment of the students’ needs
(B) Strict control of class-room activities
(C) Sensitivity to students’ needs, goals and purposes
(D) Strict reinforcement of academic standards

DEC 2007
92. Verbal guidance is least effective in the learning of :
(A) Aptitudes (B) Skills
(C) Attitudes (D) Relationship
93. Which is the most important aspect of the teacher’s role in learning ?
(A) The development of insight into what constitutes an adequate performance
(B) The development of insight into what constitutes the pitfalls and dangers to be avoided
(C) The provision of encouragement and moral support
(D) The provision of continuous diagnostic and remedial help
94. The most appropriate purpose of learning is :
(A) personal adjustment (B) modification of behaviour
(C) social and political awareness (D) preparing oneself for employment
95. The students who keep on asking questions in the class should be :
(A) encouraged to find answer independently
(B) advised to meet the teacher after the class
(C) encouraged to continue questioning
(D) advised not to disturb during the lecture
96. Maximum participation of students is possible in teaching through :
(A) discussion method (B) lecture method
(C) audio-visual aids (D) text book method

JUNE 2007
97. Teacher uses visual-aids to make learning :
(A) simple
(B) more knowledgeable
(C) quicker
(D) interesting
98. The teacher’s role at the higher educational level is to :
(A) provide information to students
(B) promote self-learning in students
(C) encourage healthy competition among students
(D) help students to solve their personal problems
99. Which one of the following teachers would you like the most:
(A) punctual
(B) having research aptitude
(C) loving and having high idealistic philosophy
(D) who often amuses his students
100. Micro teaching is most effective for the student-teacher :
(A) during the practice-teaching
(B) after the practice-teaching
(C) before the practice-teaching
(D) none of the above
101. Which is the least important factor in teaching ?
(A) punishing the students
(B) maintaining discipline in the class
(C) lecturing in impressive way
(D) drawing sketches and diagrams on the black-board

DEC 2006
102. Which of the following is not instructional material ?
(A) Over Head Projector
(B) Audio Casset
(C) Printed Material
(D) Transparency
103. Which of the following statement is not correct ?
(A) Lecture Method can develop reasoning
(B) Lecture Method can develop knowledge
(C) Lecture Method is one way process
(D) During Lecture Method students are passive
104. 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
105. Which of the following statement is correct ?
(A) Reliability ensures validity
(B) Validity ensures reliability
(C) Reliability and validity are independent of each other
(D) Reliability does not depend on objectivity
106. Which of the following indicates evaluation ?
(A) Ram got 45 marks out of 200
(B) Mohan got 38 percent marks in English
(C) Shyam got First Division in final examination
(D) All the above

JUNE 2006
107. Which of the following comprise teaching skill:
(A) Black Board writing (B) Questioning
(C) Explaining (D) All the above
108. Which of the following statements is most appropriate?
(A) Teachers can teach.
(B) Teachers help can create in a student a desire to learn.
(C) Lecture Method can be used for developing thinking.
(D) Teachers are born.

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