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Jawaharlal Nehru University B.A.Hons. Entrance Exam Sample Questions Paper 2016 :

Organisation : Jawaharlal Nehru University
Exam : B.A. Hons. Entrance Examination
Year : 2016-17
Paper: B.A. Hons
Document Type : Sample Question Paper

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B.A.Hons. Entrance Exam Sample Questions Paper 2016 :

Sample Questions for Cluster 1 : French, German, Spanish, Russian
Note :
These are sample questions. In the final paper there would be more questions in each section on similar lines.

Related : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay PhD Philosophy Entrance Examination Question Paper :

Time allowed : 3 hours
Maximum marks: 100

Instructions :
1. Attempt all questions.

2. The sample question paper has two parts
A: Objective Type,
B: Descriptive type. The marks for each have been indicated.

3. If more than one answer is selected, the anwer will be marked wrong.

Section A : Objective Type (50 Marks)
I. Reasoning : (20 Marks)
Logical Problems :
Each problem consists of three statements. Based on the first two statements, the third statement may be true, false, or uncertain.
1. Ravi is thinner than Gaurav.
Pankaj is thinner than Ravi.
Gaurav is thinner than Pankaj.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
a. True
B. False
C. Uncertain

2. Pumpkin costs more than potatoes.
Pumpkin costs less than tomatoes.
Tomatoes cost more than potatoes and pumpkin.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
A. True
B. False
C. Uncertain

Essential Part :
In each question there is an underlined word and four answer choices. Choose the word that is a necessary part of the underlined word. The other choices may not be indispensable part of the underlined word.
1. Classroom
a. Projector
b. Tables
c. Student
d. Chairs

2. Book
a. Stories
b. Pages
c. Pictures
d. Learning

Letter & Symbol Series :
In this question there is a series consisting of letters and/or numbers. Fill in the blanks with one of the options provided so that the series is completed.
1. MDE, NFG, OHI, _______, QLM
a. PJK
b. PKL
c. PQM
d. ODQ
e. None of the above

2. E2FG, _____, EFG4, E5FG, EF6G
a. E2F2G
b. E2F3G
c. EF3G
d. EFG7
e. None of the above

Course Of Action :
In each question below is a statement followed by two courses of action I and II. Assume everything in the statement is true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s). Choose one of the options given below from (1) to (5)
1. Statement :
A large number of people suffer from lung diseases every year due to massive air pollution in Delhi.

Courses of Action :
I. The government should take adequate steps to cut down vehicular pollution on a war footing.
II. The people should leave Delhi and move to other cities.

Options :
(1) only I follows
(2) only II follows
(3) either I or II follows
(4) neither I nor II follows
(5) both I and II follow.

Section B: Descriptive Type (50 Marks)
V. Essay Question : (20 marks) – (300 words)
1. Write a short essay about any book/ film/ TV serial that you have read or seen.
How did it change your understanding of something that you earlier accepted unquestioningly? Support your answer with clearly explained references to the text but take care not to write only a plot summary as response. Instead, focus on how the work transformed your ideas.

Vi. University & You (15 marks) – (200 words)
Why do you want to do a BA in a foreign language rather than in history, political science, sociology, philosophy etc.?

VIII. Language : (5 marks)
In the following passage mark any two groups or classes of words that fulfil the same function and explain what the function is! [For example July, candle, wind, August, sheets etc. are all word that name things and tell us what we are talking about!]

July had been blown out like a candle by a biting wind that ushered in a leaden August sky. A sharp, stinging drizzle fell, billowing into opaque grey sheets when the wind caught it. Along the Bournemouth sea-front the beach-huts turned blank wooden faces towards a greeny-grey, froth-chained sea that leapt eagerly at the cement bulwark of the shore.

The gulls had been tumbled inland over the town, and they now drifted above the house-tops on taut wings, whining peevishly. It was the sort of weather calculated to try anyone’s endurance.

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