MCQ On Education System in India

 Fundamentals of Ancient Indian Education - Today we will write on the education of India which comes in UGC NET. Comes under higher education in UGC NETUGC is a part of the NET Syllabus India Education System

Multiple Choice Questions on Higher Education for UGC NET : 

1. The main government body at the tertiary level of education in India is______


(b) CBSE

(c) UGC


Answer: C- UGC

2. The Government established the University Grants Commission by an act of Parliament in the year________

(a) 1980

(c) 1950

(b) 1948

(d) 1956

Answer: D- 1956

3. The tertiary education includes___________

(a) Primary and secondary education

(b) Higher education

(c) Vocational education and training

(d) Both (b) and (c)

Answer: D- Both (b) and (c)

4. Which of the following is the regulator of higher education?


(b) UGC


(d) MHRD

Answer: B- UGC

5. The idea of Four Pillars of Education was suggested by__________


(b) NCTE

(c) UGC


Answer: D- UNESCO

6. The name of the plan to increase enrolment in the higher education institutions is__________

(a) Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

(b) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) None of the above

Answer: A- Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

7. Which of the following agency put forward the concept of proactive university?

(a) UNDP



(d) UGC


8. Which of the following commissions recommended setting up UGC and is also known as the University Education Commission?

(a) Radhakrishnan commission

(b) Mudaliar commission

(c) Wardha commission

(d) Kothari commission

Answer: A - Radhakrishnan commission

9. Which of the following committee's reports is titled as education and national development report?

(a) Radhakrishnan commission

(b) Kothari commission

(c) Mudaliar commission report

(d) None of the above

Answer: B- Kothari commission

10. National committee on 10 + 2 + 3 education structure set up in 1972 was headed by_______

(a) Dr P. D. Shukla

(b) Dr D. S. Kothari

(c) Dr Radhakrishnan

(d) None of the above

Answer : A- Dr P. D. Shukla


11. The following commissions were set up by the government or its agencies after independence. Arrange the following in chronological order (in terms of their Occurrence).

I) University Education Commission

II) Secondary Education Commission

III) Education Commission


(a) III, II and I

(b) I, Il and III

(c) II, I and III

(d) I, III and II

Answer: B

12. Which of the following committees recommended the spending of Rs. 500 crores to be spent on research in basic sciences every year by UGC every year?

(a) M. M. Sharma committee

(b) Kakodkar committee

(c) Prof. Yashpal committee

(d) None of the above

Answer: A- M. M. Sharma committee


13. Destiny of India is being shaped in her classroom'. This is stated in________

(a) National Policy on Education (1986)

(b) National Knowledge Commission (2005)

(c) Education Commission (1964-66)

(d) University Education Commission (1948-49)

Answer: C- Education Commission (1964-66)


14. CHEER stands for________

(a) Children Enrichment Education through Radio

(b) Child health education electronic recording

(c) Children for Engineers and Energy Requirement

(d) None of the Above 

Answer: A- Children Enrichment Education through Radio

15. Which among the following constitute the majority of institutions within the university system?

(a) Central universities

(c) Deemed universities

(b) State universities

(d) Private universities

Answer: B

16. Enrolments within the university system__________

(a) Central universities

(b) Deemed universities

(c) State universities

(d) Private universities

Answer: B- Deemed universities

17. Universities having central campus for imparting education are called_________

(a) Central universities

(b) Deemed University 

(c) Residential universities 

(d) Open universities

Answer: B- Deemed University 

18. Which of the following agencies provide funding to Indira Gandhi National Open University?

(a) University Grants Commission

(b) Ministry of Human Resource Development

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) None of the above

Answer: B- Ministry of Human Resource Development


19. The university that telecasts interactive educational programmes through its own channel is__________

(a) Dr B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad


(c) University of Pune

(d) Annamalai University

Answer: B- IGNOU

20. Which of the following pairs of authorities are at the top of the hierarchy in the case of a Central University?

(a) Visitors and Chancellor

(b) Visitors and Vice-Chancellor

(c) Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor

(d) Vice President and Vice Chancellors

Answer: A- Visitors and Chancellor

21. The state with most universities is___________

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Uttar Pradesh

Answer: A-  Tamil Nadu

22. The state with most deemed universities is_________

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Karnataka

Answer: A- Tamil Nadu


23. What did teachers have autonomy for?
(a) Selecting students
(b) Designing their syllabi
(c) Concluding the course
(d) All of the Above

Answer:       (d) All of the Above

24. What is the other name of Chanakya?
(a) Panini
(b) Magadh
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Kautilya

Answer- (d) Kautilya

25.Takshashila included religious teachings of___________.
(a) Hinduism
(b) Buddhism
(c) Christianity
(d) Islam

Answer- (b) Buddhism

26. Where did monks and nuns learn?
(a) Temples
(b) Viharas
(c) Gurukuls
(d) Tols

Answer- (b) Viharas

27How long did children stay away for their homes?
(a) For each standard
(b) For a year
(c) For a decade
(d) Till they achieved their goals

Answer- (d) Till they achieved their goals

28. Maitreyi, Viswambhara, Apala, Gargi and Lopamudra have been called _____.
(a) Queens
(b) Woman scholars
(c) Teachers
(d) Sisters of scholars

Answer- (b) Woman scholars


29. How did students memorise what was taught in class?
(a) By writing
(b) By meditating
(c) By revising
(d) By playing

Answer- (b) By meditating

30. “_____ were the residential places of learning”
(a) Temples
(b) Gurukul
c) Tols
(d) Viharas

Answer- (b) Gurukul

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