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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thapar University MPhil Entrance Exam Syllabus Model Questions

Thapar University MPhil Admission


Duration of test: 90 minutes (75 Questions)
M Phil in Economics
Syllabus for M Phil in Economics:
Macro Economics; Micro Economics; Indian Economy; Banking and Finance; Business Environment.

1. Common barriers to market entry that help create monopoly include
(a) The exclusive ownership of key resources.
(b) Public franchising by which government permits one firm to produce a particular good or
service, while legally excluding all others from doing the same.
(c) Economics of scale that allow a single firm to obtain low unit costs through large- scale production, which subsequently makes it impossible for small-scale competitors
to enter the market successfully.
(d) All of the above
(e) Both (a) and (b), but not (c).
2. If the (absolute value of the) price elasticity of demand equals 2,
(a) a 2% fall in a good’s price leads to a 1% rise in the good’s quantity
(b) a 1% fall in a good’s price leads to a 2% rise in the good’s quantity
(c) a 2% rise in a good’s price leads to a 1% fall in the good’s quantity
(d) a 7% fall in the good’s price leads to a 3.5% rise in the good’s quantity demanded.
(e) All of the above are true, except (b).
3. The theory of monopoly is built on the following assumptions :
(a) The industry contains a single seller who sells a product for which no
close substitutes exist.
(b) Barriers to entry into the industry are extremely high.
(c) The industry is an increasing-cost industry; therefore, the industry’s long-
run supply curve is upward-slopping.
(d) The monopoly firm holds exclusive ownership to a key resource.
(e) Only (a) and (b).
4. When the TP falls
(a) The AP Labour is zero.
(b) The MP Labour is zero.
(c) The AP Labour is negative.
(d) The AP Labour is declining.
This paper will consist of Section I which will have 75 questions in all from the syllabus and Section II will have25 questions from General Mental Aptitude and Research Aptitude. This will be of two hours duration and will carry 100 Marks.
MPhil in Psychology Syllabus for MPhil in Psychology: General Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychopathology and Child Development, Guidance and Counseling, Psychological Assessment, at the Level of Masters in Psychology.

1. An early assumption of the Cognitive approach, since abandoned, is that of _________________ processing.
(a) Parallel
(b) Serial
(c) Numerical
(d) Cognitive
2. Working memory is associated with
(a) Short-term memory
(b) Long-term memory
(c) Episodic memory
(d) Semantic memory
3. Experimental Cognitive Psychologists obtain measure of the speed and accuracy of task
performance and these measures provide ______________ evidence about internal process.
(a) Very weak
(b) Very Precise
(c) Exceptionally strong
(d) Only indirect
4. When a researcher seeks to investigate the simultaneous effects of more than one
independent variable, he/she will use __________________ test.
(a) “t” test
(b) “F” test
(c) Chi-Square
(d) Mann-Whitney “U” test

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Thapar University, a premier engineering university, funded and approved by University Grant Commission (UGC) under the section 3 of UGC act, was known as Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology before 2007. It was founded in 1956 by Karam Chand Thapar of the Thapar Group of companies. Situated in the city of Patiala in Punjab, it is one of north India's premier institutes of engineering and technology. Thapar University offers courses at the bachelors, masters and Ph.D., levels in several disciplines of engineering and technology. Over 10,000 students have graduated from Thapar University. In a survey conducted by DataQuest, it was rated among the top 15 engineering schools in India. Outlook India rated Thapar University No. 17 in the Best Engineering Colleges in India 2010 after the IITs, BITS Pilani and NIT's underscoring its excellence in academics

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