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Stage 1

(Class XI & XII)
Sample Paper & Instruction Sheet
Test Date : ________________
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Duration : 1 hour

Question Paper Code :

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Dear Student
Congratulations to you!! Your school has registered your name for the prestigious The 2012 Science Quiz . We are proud of your school
for taking this pain to keep you updated about the latest development in the field of science and technology. The 2012 Science Quiz has
been launched to fulfil the need for a better and deeper understanding of Science and Technology; with the ever emerging trends in
research and development, a quest for upgrading one's knowledge has become imperative. This Science Quiz is aimed at directing student's
enthusiasm and energy to generate scientific minded citizens. You are invited to lock your horns in the best of show downs ever based on
Science and Technology. Better do your homework well!


Stage - I
Every participant of this quiz will receive a participation certificate with detailed analysis of his / her scientific quotient. All students with
score 7 and above will receive a special Certificate. Top ranking students will receive Diamond and Gold certificates. Top 3 students in each
grade from each school will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals subject to minimum of 100 students participation in each Grade. The
name of Top 100 schools (on the basis of Total points scored by the students of that school) will be published in the Quiz Souvenir.
Stage - II
On the basis of net points accumulated by the participants, the Top 3 best Performing Schools from each district will be eligible for a Cash
Prize of Rs. 10,000/-, Rs. 5,000/- and Rs. 3,000/- respectively along with a Gold / Silver / Bronze trophy.
Stage - III
Three Schools which are adjudged the best in the State will receive Diamond, Gold and Silver trophies respectively. In addition to these
trophies the 3 best schools will also be awarded a Cash Award of Rs. 1,00,000/-, Rs. 50,000/- and Rs. 25,000/- respectively. All Schools and
participants at the State Level will receive a Participation Cup.

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Contact any of the FIITJEE centres mentioned at last page

Important instructions
Please read the instructions carefully. You are allotted 5 minutes specifically for this purpose.

You are not allowed to leave the examination hall before end of the test.
This question paper contains 60 Questions. Attempt as many question as you can. For each correct answer you will be
awarded +3marks and for each wrong answer -1 marks (1 mark will be deducted).
The final score will be normalized by giving additional bonus marks for students of junior classes.
Write your Name and Class in the space provided at the bottom of this sheet.
Any Student who indulges in Malpractice will be removed from the Quiz immediately.


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What is the age of the Universe?

A. 8 Billion years.
B. 14.6 Billion years.
C. 40.2 Billion years.
D. 210 Billion years (appx).
How is the Sun expected to die?
A. Supernova.
B. Black hole.
C. Neutron Star.
D. Red Giant.
Is it possible for Fusion reaction to be happening at a planet's core?
A. Yes.
B. No.
C. Might be possible, No evidence available yet.
D. None of the above.
What phenomenon can extinguish all life on earth, in the shortest
amount of time ?
A. Nuclear Winter.
B. Super massive Volcanoes.
C. Return of the ICE AGE.
D. Gamma Ray Burst.
Which moon of Jupiter shows possibility of life?
A. Ganymede.
B. Callisto.
C. Europa.
D. Titan.
What are the pillars of creation?
A. A sculpture made by the great Scientist Leonardo Da Vinci.
B. A Constellation.
C. A Nebula.
D. None of the above.
The year in which Halley's comet will be visible with the naked eye on
the earth next is .......
A. 2026
B. 2080
C. 2093
D. 2061
What kind of disease is LUPUS?
A. Attacks the nervous system.
B. Attacks the Respiratory tract.
C. Sexually Transmitted.
D. Auto Immune disease.
Which is the new AIDS medication which recently got approved by
the FDA?
A. Streptoxylin.
D. Oxytocin.
Vaccination was first used to protect humans against which disease?
A. Bubonic Plague.
B. Chicken Pox.
C. Small Pox.
D. Polio.
What was the first drug which worked wonders against the Malarial
A. Oxytocin.
B. Artemisinins.
C. Quinine.
D. Amoxicillin.
The first Web Search Engine was invented by?
A. Yahoo.
B. Bill Gates (Microsoft).
C. Google.
D. Alan Emtage.
How many hexagonal and pentagonal rings are present in carbon
allotrope fullerene C 60
A. 22 hexagonal, 10 pentagonal
B. 20 hexagonal, 12 pentagonal
C. 20 hexagonal, 14 pentagonal
D. 18 hexagonal, 14 pentagonal
Which of the following metal used as the catalyst metal in the
ethylene polymerization
A. Platinum
B. Nickel
C. Cobalt
D. Iron
Which one is not a polymer of ethylene
A. Polyethylene
B. Wax
C. Decene
D. None of the above.

16. On which year uranium was discovered

A. 1689
B. 1789
C. 1889
D. 1829
17. Touch screens made up of ...
A. Carbon and metal
B. Silicone and metal

C. Soda glass
D. Transparent Plastic
18. On which year X rays were discovered
A. 1883
B. 1884
C. 1885
D. 1886
19. Major chemical composition of super glue...
A. Styrene
B. Acetone
C. Poly vinyl chloride
D. Alpha cyano acrylate
20. Chemically what is aspirin?
A. Acetylsalicylic acid
B. 4 hydroxyl phenyl acetamide
C. Acetophenone
D. 4 hyhroxy benzoic acid
21. Which compound below can be used as the antifreeze in cars
radiators by mixing withwater?
A. Ethylene Glycol
B. Acetone
C. Sodium salt of ethyl sufonate
D. Sodium phenolate
22. Which organic compound is responsible for giving us that burning
sensation when we bite a chilli?
A. Trypanosoma
B. Capsaicin
C. Euglena
D. Amoeba
23. The nickname God particle is derived from the title of this famous
authors book
A. Leon Lederman
B. Peter Higgs
C. Dan Brown
D. Albert Einstein
24. The first Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to
A. J.J.Thomson
B. Wilhelm Roentgen
C. Max Planck
D. Guglielmo Marconi
25. Which of the following is used to correct astigmatism?
A. Convex lens
B. Concave lens
C. Cylindrical lens
D. None of the above
26. Your feet feel warmer on a rug than on the floor because the tile is
A. Always at a lower temperature than the rug
B. Is a better thermal conductor than the rug
C. For the same mass, has more internal energy than the rug
D. All of these
27. You are sitting in a boat which has big stone slabs. The boat is in a
pool of water. If you slowly drop the stones into the lake, the level of
water in the pool will
A. Rise
B. Fall
C. Remain the same
D. Rise if the stones are big and
fall if the stones are small
28. The Kinetic Energy Regeneration System used in Formula 1 cars is
based on drawing a part of kinetic energy from
A. The rear brakes
B. The front brakes
C. Both
D. Depends on the turn you are taking (right or left)
29. Siphon will fail to work if
A. The densities of the liquids in the two vessels are equal
B. The level of the liquids in the two vessels is the same
C. Both its limbs are of unequal length
D. The temperature of the liquids in the two vessels are the same
30. Large transformers, when used for some time, become very hot and
are cooled by circulating oil. The heating of the transformer is due to
A. The heating of current alone
B. Hysteresis loss alone
C. Both (a) and (b)
D. Intense sunlight at noon
31. The vertical moment of air due to uneven heating is called
A. Convection
B. Reflection
C. Conduction
D. Refraction
32. Mirage is due to
A. Unequal heating of different parts of the atmosphere
B. Magnetic disturbances in the atmosphere
C. Depletion of ozone layer in the atmosphere
D. None of the above

33. It is more difficult to walk on a sandy road than on a concrete road

A. Sand is soft and concrete is hard
B. The friction between sand and feet is less than that between
concrete and feet
C. The friction between sand and feet is more than that between
concrete and feet
D. The sand is grainy but concrete is smooth
34. In the northern hemisphere, the general direction of the flow of the
jet stream is towards the
A. North
B. South
C. East
D. West
35. The global wind system which most influences the weather in St.
James is the...
A. Polar easterlies
B. Westerlies
C. Trade winds
D. Doldrums
36. What was the giant land mass called that existed some 200 million
years ago?
A. Giant land mass
B. Pangaea
C. Cambrian
D. Triassic
37. Earth is moving around the sun at about ..... miles per hour?
A. 24,000
B. 67,000
C. 12,000
D. 109,600
38. Earths inner core is ....
A. Solid
B. Liquid
C. Plasma
D. Compressed gas
39. The largest known impact created on the earth is the
A. Vredefort ring
B. Clearwater lakes craters
C. Barringer Crater
D. Caloris basin
40. The deepest depression on the earth is the
A. Puerto Rico Trench
B. Marianas Trench
C. Java Trench
D. Eurasia Basin
41. Hot spots can also cause volcanic activity. These develop because of a
concentration of radioactive elements inside the mantle. Where do
hotspots occur in a tectonic plate?
A. Anywhere
B. In the middle
C. The edges
D. By the ocean
42. What is the name given to the notorious area around the Pacific plate
associated with considerable tectonic activity?
A. The ring of fire
B. The circle of Volcanoes
C. The zone of death
D. The earthquake ellipse
43. Striated muscles contract because of A. Sliding of myosin filaments on actin filaments.
B. Sliding of actin filaments on myosin filaments.
C. Actin filaments coming close to each other.
D. Myosin filaments coming close to each other.
44. Corpus Callosum is found in the brain of A. Elephant
B. Frog
C. Pigeon
D. Crocodile.
45. Osmocon Farmers are the animal that A. Actively control the osmotic condition of their body fluid.
B. Do not actively control the osmotic condition of the body fluid.
C. Maintain the condition of body fluid within a narrow osmotic
D. Do not change the body fluid according to the osmolarity of the
ambient medium.
46. The secretion of vagus nerve, which reduces the heart rate is A. Epinephrine.
B. Adrenaline.
C. Dopamine.
D. Acetyl Choline.















Golden rice is a promising transgenic crop. Then released for

cultivation, it will help in A. Resistance.
B. Preventing the golden bugs from attacking the crop.
C. Alleviation of Vitamin A deficiency.
D. Producing an energy rich fuel from rice.
First hormone prepared by Gentic Engineering is A. Insulin.
B. Oxytocin.
C. Adrenaline.
D. Somatotropin.
Alzheimer's disease usually affects A. Children
B. Adolescents.
C. Young People.
D. Elderly people.
Down syndrome is due to A. Chromosome number increase in 18th pair of Altosomes.
B. Chromosome number increase in 21st pair of Altosomes.
C. Chromosome number decrease in 18th pair of Altosomes.
D. Chromosome number decrease in 21st pair of Altosomes.
A jar containing an iron block B was floating on water in a bigger
container. The block was taken and put into the water. As a result,
the level of water in the container will
A. Rise
B. Fall
C. Remain the same
D. Rise or fall depending on the mass of the block
Three boys A, B and C kicked three balls horizontally from the edge of
the roof of a building. The horizontal distances traversed by these
balls before hitting the ground are dA, dB and dC respectively with
dA > dB > dC . If tA, tB and tC are the times taken to hit the ground
respectively, then
A. tA > tB > tC
B. tA < tB < tC
C. tA > tB < tC
D. tA = tB = tC
A piece of ice is floating in a jar containing water. When the ice melts,
then the level of water
A. Rises
B. Falls
C. Remains unchanged
D. Rises or falls depending upon
the mass of ice
A molecule containing the unit R-O-R (where R is any carbon chain) is
known as
A. An ester
B. An Aldehyde
C. An ether
D. A ketone
Ostwald's process is associated with the manufacture of what?
A. Sulphuric acid
B. Hydrochloric acid
C. Ammonia
D. Nitric acid
What is the percentage of silver in German Silver?
A. 100
B. 25
C. 50
D. 0
Which chemical element is named after the creator of dynamite?
A. Mendelevium
B. Einsteinium
C. Nobelium
D. Curium
What is the main type of fusion happening in the sun-?
A. H to He
B. He and H to Li
C. He to C
D. None of the given.
What does RENAL Failure mean-?
A. Liver is not functioning properly.
B. Kidney is not functioning properly.
C. Blood Clotting is not functioning properly.
D. None of these.
Which of the following diseases causes death primarily by
A. Malaria
B. Cholera
D. Influenza.

An Introduction on OMR Sheets

For many of you The 2012 Science Quiz might be a first interface with OMR sheet. An OMR (Optimal Mark Recognition) sheet is a Computer readable sheet and compiles the information
automatically on scan. We are providing you the information here on how to fill an OMR Sheet and we suggest students to go through it carefully as the stage 1 and stage 2 of The 2012 Science
quiz will be on an OMR Sheet.
During the examination you will be provided with a Question paper and an answer OMR sheet. First fill the useful information on the OMR sheet like your Name, Date of Birth, Mobile No, Question
paper code, Test Centre code etc. Please note that if this information is not provided or contains error, the computer will not be able to recognize your answer sheet.
1. How to fill in your name on the OMR sheet
Please note that the maximum length of the name (Including spaces) that can be filled in an OMR sheet is 32. If your name is of length more than 32, please short it in such a way that the length is
32 or less. For example the name of our beloved ex president is Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam which is 38 characters in length. The same can be shortened as Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
which is now 20 Characters. This name in an OMR sheet can be filled as shown
in the adjacent sample.
2. How to fill your Date of Birth in The OMR Sheet.
You should fill your Date of Birth in DD MM YYYY format. If your Date of Birth is
2 July 2012, in DD MM YYYY format it becomes as 15 10 1931 and shown in
the adjacent sample.
3. What other information do we have to fill in the OMR Sheet?
Apart from Your name, Date of Birth, you also have to fill Your Father /
Guardians Mobile No, and Gender on the front side. On the opposite side you
need to fill Test Date, Question Paper Code, Test Centre Code and the code of
the school you are studying in. A sample of mobile no as 9840159263, Gender
as Female, Test Date as 30 08 2012, Question Paper code as 123456, Test
Centre code as 789456 and school code as 106924 is shown in the adjacent
4. Is there any other information Do I have to fill in The OMR Sheet?
Yes. Apart from This info you have to provide your Fathers Name, Occupation,
Mailing Address, Permanent Address, Email address and Tel Nos in The
examination OMR Sheet, how ever there is no need to darken the bubbles for
these values. You just need to fill in these details with a regular pen and capital
letters only.
5. How to answer the Questions in The OMR Sheet.
As shown in the sample paper, each question will have 4 options out of which
only one will be correct. Choose your correct option and darken the appropriate
bubble (A B C or D) in front of the question No.
6. What all to carry for the quiz.
Please carry multiple good quality HB pencils, Sharpener and a Good quality
eraser. Please fill all these bubbles in the OMR sheet with HB pencil only. Please
also carry a Black / Blue Ball point pen to fill your address, Email ID etc. Please
note Ink pen is not allowed.
7. What if I make a mistake in marking a bubble in the OMR sheet.
You should be extremely careful in marking the bubbles however in case a
mistake is occurred, please erase the bubble completely without damaging the
OMR sheet and mark the bubble again at an appropriate place.

Please note that all the values like Name, Codes etc are shown here for the purpose of illustration only. In the Quiz you have to fill Your Name, Your Mobile No etc and
not the value printed here. Question paper code, Test Centre Code and Your school code will be printed on the first page of your Quiz question paper.

Wish you all the best for the Quiz!!

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