Saturday, June 4, 2016



1. Which of the following schools of philosophy integrates students’ capacities, interests, habits with social participation ?
(A) Pragmatism
(B) Realism
(C) Naturalism
(D) Idealism

2. Which of the following is the common belief held by Tagore, Gandhi and Aurobindo ?
(A) Self-reliance
(B) International harmony
(C) Socialisation of children
(D) National character

3. Arrange the four noble truths given by Lord Buddha in proper sequence :
(i) Misery is the reality of life.
(ii) Every misery has a cause.
(iii) Freedom from misery is possible.
(iv) There is a remedy for every misery.
(A) (i), (iii), (iv), (ii)
(B) (i), (ii), (iv), (iii)
(C) (ii), (iv), (iii), (i)
(D) (iii), (ii), (iv), (i)

4. Today there is a lot of emphasis on ICT in education – it is the implication of
(A) Realism
(B) Logical analysis
(C) Pragmatism
(D) Marxism

5. The statement : ‘Education is the dynamic side of philosophy.’ means
(A) No education can proceed without having an ideological basis.
(B) The ultimate aim of education is to teach philosophical wisdom.
(C) Education keeps philosophy moving.
(D) Theoretical tenets are translated into practice by education.

6. We can call Gandhi an idealist because
(A) He believed that truth is the ultimate value.
(B) He emphasised characterbuilding.
(C) For him education means bringing out the best.
(D) He saw education as a tool of social revolution.

7. What is the educational implication of the Vedant Sutra :
(A) Search for individual truth is the ultimate goal of education.
(B) Spirituality is the ultimate purpose of all education.
(C) The students should be instructed to renounce worldly life.
(D) The disciples should follow the Guru’s example.

8. Which of the following is the belief of Islamic epistemology ? 

(A) True knowledge is temporal. 
(B) Intuitional knowledge is not real until substantiated by the scripture. 
(C) Personal experience is the main source of knowledge. 
(D) The knowledge based on reasoning is universally true.

9. Which of the following is an implication of Logical positivism ?
(A) Students should know about the ultimate reality.
(B) A teacher needs to be an example of positive attitudes.
(C) Analysis of language should be the central part of education.
(D) The metaphysical aspects must be converted into life-principles.

10. Why is Aurobindo’s educational thinking called ‘integral-education’ ?
(A) Because it integrates Indian and western thinking.
(B) Because it does not neglect any of physical, psychic and spiritual dimension of a child.
(C) Because it believes that truth is innate and therefore nothing can be taught.
(D) It teaches us to live in harmony with nature as well as God.


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