University : Savitribai Phule Pune University
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Test : Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) for Assistant Professor 2015
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Paper-II PHILOSOPHY : https://www.entrance.net.in/uploads/2820-DEC-12213.pdf
Instructions for the Candidates :
1. Write your Seat No. and OMR Sheet No. in the space provided on the top of this page.
2. This paper consists of 50 objective type questions. Each question will carry two marks. All questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).
3. At the commencement of examination, the question booklet will be given to the student. In the first 5 minutes, you are requested to open the booklet and compulsorily examine it as follows :
(i) To have access to the Question Booklet, tear off the paper seal on the edge of this cover page. Do not accept a booklet without sticker-seal or open booklet.
(ii) Tally the number of pages and number of questions in the booklet with the information printed on the cover page. Faulty booklets due to missing pages/ questions or questions repeated or not in serial order or any other discrepancy should not be accepted and correct booklet should be obtained from the invigilator within the period of 5 minutes. Afterwards, neither the Question Booklet will be replaced nor any extra time will be given. The same may please be noted.
(iii) After this verification is over, the OMR Sheet Number should be entered on this Test Booklet.
4. Each question has four alternative responses marked (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to darken the circle as indicated below on the correct response against each item. Example : where (C) is the correct response.
5. Your responses to the items are to be indicated in the OMR Sheet given inside the Booklet only. If you mark at any place other than in the circle in the OMR Sheet, it will not be evaluated.
6. Read instructions given inside carefully.
7. Rough Work is to be done at the end of this booklet.
8. If you write your Name, Seat Number, Phone Number or put any mark on any part of the OMR Sheet, except for the space allotted for the relevant entries, which may disclose your identity, or use abusive language or employ any other unfair means, you will render yourself liable to disqualification.
9. You have to return original OMR Sheet to the invigilator at the end of the examination compulsorily and must not carry it with you outside the Examination Hall. You are, however, allowed to carry the Test Booklet and duplicate copy of OMR Sheet on conclusion of examination.
10. Use only Blue/Black Ball point pen.
11. Use of any calculator or log table, etc., is prohibited.
12. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
1. According to the Pre-Upanisadic view found in the Vedic hymns, the Rta order is maintained by :
(C) Human beings
(D) The laws of nature
2. According to Leibnitz, the following is not a characteristic of Monads :
(C) Dependent upon other monads
(D) Independent of other monads
3. Nietzsche’s view that our beliefs about the world are conditioned by our spatio-temporal framework is called :
4. Carvaka rejects the existence of ether because ……………………….. .
(A) It is vibhu
(B) It is not perceived but inferred
(C) It does not have a separate existence
(D) It is only void
5. Hegel’s dialectic :
(A) begins with the ‘Absolute Idea’
(B) continues with the ‘Absolute Idea’
(C) terminates with the ‘Absolute Idea’
(D) fractures the ‘Absolute Idea’
6. According to Nyayadarsana, the following is not an independent source of knowledge :
7. Aristotle’s explanation of nature is :
8. According to Hume knowledge is restricted to :
(A) Only impressions
(B) Only ideas
(C) Impressions and ideas
(D) Platonic ideas
9. According to Upanisadic view :
(A) Sreyas is equivalent to Preyas
(B) Sreyas is superior to Preyas
(C) Preyas is superior to Sreyas
(D) Preyas and Sreyas are superior to Nihsreyasa
10. According to Gandhi, Ahimsa and Truth are like the two sides of a coin, because :
(A) Truth is the means and Ahimsa is the end
(B) Both are identical
(C) Ahimsa is the means and Truth is the end
(D) They are two independent principles
11. According to early Wittgenstein, the world is a totality of ………………. .
12. Which one of the following is not a work of Kant ?
(A) Critique of pure reason
(B) Critique of practical reason
(C) Critique of judgement
(D) Critique of human reason
13. To explain the relation between mind and the body, Spinoza accepts …………………………. .
(B) Pre-established harmony
(D) Theory of Identity
14. According to Jaina, dravas are classified into :
(A) Jiva and Ajiva
(B) Five gross elements
(C) Four gross elements
(D) Manas, Jiva, Kala and Akasa
15. According to K.C Bhattacharya, Philosophy is :
(A) Scientific thinking
(B) Artistic approach
(C) Symbolic thinking
(D) Inductive generalization
16. Who pioneered falsifiability rather than verification as a criterion of scientific statements ?
17. That Brahman is the cause of the world according to Advaita Vedanta is true :
(A) at paramarthika level
(B) at vyavaharika level
(C) at pratibhasika level
(D) at every level
18. (i) Promotion of intersubcaste marriages
(ii) Promotion of intercaste marriages
(iv) Temple entry to shudras
(v) Critique of the Hindu scriptures
From among the above means to caste eradication, Ambedkar emphasised the following means in his “Annihilation of Caste” :
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (ii) and (iii)
(C) (iii) and (iv)
(D) (ii) and (v)
19. According to Russell, “possible”, “impossible” and “necessary” are values applicable to :
(B) Propositional function
(D) Argument form
20. Anatmavada of Buddhists approves of the existence of :
(A) Transcendent atman
(B) Self as the same as body
(C) Five aggregates
(D) Self as having the same size as body
21. Which statement is not discussed by Socrates ?
(A) Virtue is one
(B) Virtue is knowledge
(C) Virtue can be taught
(D) Virtue is not an essence of life
22. Which of the following captures the scientific dimension of Husserl’s phenomenology ?
(A) Radical empiricism
(B) Rigorous science
(C) Logical empiricism
(D) Creative science
23. When a cognition of an object arises in the self, the cognition is cognised by the knower, according to Kumarilabhatta by :
(B) Mental perception
24. For Ryle Cartesianism as a category mistake originates in :
(A) the grammatical form of discourse
(B) the metaphysical content of discourse
(C) the material content of discourse
(D) the psychological form of discourse
25. Pythagoras believes in …………… .
(A) Immortality of soul but not in rebirth
(B) Immortality of soul and in rebirth
(C) Neither soul nor rebirth
(D) Mortality of soul but not in rebirth
26. The evolutes of prakrti, namely tanmatras, bhutas, ahamkara and mahat can be arranged in the correct order of evolution according to Sankhya as :
(A) mahat, tanmatras, ahamkara, bhutas
(B) bhutas, tanmatras, mahat, ahamkara
(C) mahat, ahamkara, tanmatras, bhutas
(D) ahamkara, mahat, tanmatras, bhutas
27. Descartes uses the method of doubt to cast doubt on ………………….. .
(A) The existence of the external world
(B) The existence of thought
(C) The existence of doubt
(D) The existence of oneself
28. Views :
(i) Only knowledge leads to liberation
(ii) Renunciation of activity is not recommended
(iii) Prapatti as a path to liberation is accessible to all
(iv) Jivanmukti ideal is acceptable.
From among the views stated above, Ramanuja accepted the following :
(A) (i) and (iv)
(B) (iii) and (iv)
(C) (ii) and (iii)
(D) (i) and (iii)
29. For Aristotle, the efficient, format and final causes coincide in :
30. Which of the following theories upheld radical empiricism ?