Solved Paper 2008
All India Engineering Entrance Examination
Instructions
1.
This test consists of 105 questions.
2.
There are three parts in the question paper A, B, C consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
having 35 questions in each part of equal weightage. Each question is allotted 4 marks for correct
response.
3.
Candidates will be awarded marks as stated above for correct response of each question. 1/4 mark will
be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. No deduction from the total score will
be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.
4.
There is only one correct response for each question. Filling up more than one response in any
question will be treated as wrong response and marks for wrong response will be deducted according
as per instructions.
Physics
Directions Q. Nos. 13 are based on the
following paragraph.
Wave property of electrons implies that they
will show diffraction effects. Davisson and
Germer demonstrated this by diffracting
electrons from crystals. The law governing the
diffraction from a crystal is obtained by
requiring that electron waves reflected from
the planes of atoms in a crystal interfere
constructively (see figure).
Incoming
electrons
Outgoing
electrons
i
90i
90
90+90
Crystal plane
1. Electrons accelerated by potential V are
diffracted from a crystal. If d = 1 and
V
should
be
about
i = 30 ,
(h = 6.6 10 34 J s , me = 9.1 10 31 kg ,
e = 1.6 10 19 C)
(a) 2000 V (b) 50 V
(c) 500 V
(d) 1000 V
2. If a strong diffraction peak is observed
when electrons are incident at an angle i
from the normal to the crystal planes with
distance d between them (see figure),
deBroglie wavelength dB of electrons
can be calculated by the relationship (n is
an integer)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
d sin i = ndB
2d cos i = ndB
2d sin i = ndB
d cos i = ndB
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3. In an experiment,
6. Shown in the figure adjacent is a
electrons are made
y=0
to pass through a
d
narrow slit of width
D
d comparable to
their
deBroglie
wavelength. They
are detected on a screen at a distance D
from the slit (see figure).
Which of the following graphs can be
expected to represent the number of
electrons N detected as a function of the
detector position y (y = 0 corresponds to
the middle of the slit)?
y
(a)
d (b)
(c)
N
(d)
N
meterbridge set up with null deflection in
the galvanometer. The value of the
unknown resistor R is
55
G
20 cm
(a) 13.75
(c) 110
(b) 220
(d) 55
7. A thin rod of length L is lying along the
xaxis with its ends at x = 0 and x = L. Its
linear density (mass/length) varies with x
n
x
as k , where n can be zero or any
L
positive number. If the position x CM of the
centre of mass of the rod is plotted against
n, which of the following graphs best
approximates the dependence of x CM on
n?
xCM
4. A planet in a distant solar system is
10 times more massive than the earth and
its radius is 10 times smaller. Given that
the escape velocity from the earth is 11
kms1, the escape velocity from the
surface of the planet would be
(a) 1.1 km s 1
(b) 11 km s 1
(c) 110 km s 1
(d) 0.11 km s 1
L
L
(a)
2
O
of a material of density 1. It is falling
through a liquid of density 2(2 < 1).
[Assume that the liquid applies a viscous
force on the ball that is proportional to the
square of its speed v, i.e.,
Fviscous = kv 2 ( k > 0)]. The terminal speed
of the ball is
(a)
Vg (1 2 )
k
(b)
Vg1
k
(c)
Vg1
k
(d)
Vg (1 2 )
k
(b) L
n
(c) L
(d) L
xCM
xCM
5. A spherical solid ball of volume V is made
xCM
8. While measuring the speed of sound by
performing
a
resonance
column
experiment, a student gets the first
resonance condition at a column length of
18 cm during winter. Repeating the same
experiment
during
summer,
she
measures the column length to be x cm for
the second resonance. Then,
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
18 > x
x > 54
54 > x > 36
36 > x > 18
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9. The dimensions of magnetic field in M, L,
T and C (Coulomb) is given as
1 1
(a) [MLT C ]
(b) [MT C
1 1
(c) [MT C ]
(d) [MT C ]
10. Consider a uniform square plate of side a
and mass m. The moment of inertia of this
plate about an axis perpendicular to its
plane and passing through one of its
corners is
(a)
5
ma2
6
(b)
1
7
2
ma2 (c)
ma2 (d) ma2
12
12
3
11. A body of mass m = 3.513 kg is moving
along the xaxis with a speed of 5.00 ms1.
The magnitude of its momentum is
recorded as
(a) 17.6 kg ms 1
(c) 17.56 kg ms 1
(b) 17.565 kg ms 1
(d) 17.57 kg ms 1
12. An athlete in the olympic games covers a
distance of 100 m in 10 s. His kinetic
energy can be estimated to be in the range
(a) 200 J 500 J
(b) 2 105 J 3 105 J
(c) 20,000 J 50,000 J (d) 2,000 J 5,000 J
13. A parallel plate capacitor with air between
the plates has a capacitance of 9 pF. The
separation between its plates is d. The
space between the plates is now filled with
two dielectrics. One of the dielectrics has
d
dielectric constant K1 = 3 and thickness
3
while the other one has dielectric constant
2d
. Capacitance of
K2 = 6 and thickness
3
the capacitor is now
(a) 1.8 pF
(c) 40.5 pF
(b) 45 pF
(d) 20.25 pF
14. The speed of sound in oxygen (O2 ) at a
certain temperature is 460 ms1. The speed
of sound in helium (He) at the same
temperature will be (assume both gases to
be ideal)
(a) 460 ms 1
(c) 650 ms 1
(b) 500 ms 1
(d) 330 ms 1
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Directions Question Nos. 15 and 16 are
AssertionReason type questions. Each of
these questions contain two statements
Statement I (Assertion) and Statement II
(Reason). Each of these question also has
four alternative choices, only one of which is
the correct answer. You have to select the
correct choice.
(a) Statement I is false, Statement II is true
(b) Statement I is true, Statement II is false;
Statement II is a correct explanation for
Statement I
(c) Statement I is true, Statement II is true;
Statement II is not a correct explanation
for Statement I
(d) Statement I is true, Statement II is false
15. This question contains Statement I and
Statement II. Of the four choices given
after the statements, choose the one that
best describes the two statements.
Statement I Energy is released when
heavy nuclei undergo fission or light
nuclei undergo fusion.
Statement II For heavy nuclei, binding
energy per nucleon increases with
increasing Z while for light nuclei it
decreases with increasing Z.
16. This question contains Statement I and
Statement II Of the four choices given
after the statements, choose the one that
best describes the two statements.
Statement I For a mass M kept at the
centre of a cube of side a, the flux of
gravitational field passing through its
sides is 4 GM.
Statement II If the direction of a field
due to a point source is radial and its
dependence on the distance r from the
1
source is given as 2 , its flux through a
r
closed surface depends only on the
strength of the source enclosed by the
surface and not on the size or shape of
the surface.
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17. A jar is filled with two nonmixing liquids
1 and 2 having densities 1 and 2 ,
respectively. A solid ball, made of a
material of density 3 , is dropped in the
jar. It comes to equilibrium in the position
shown in the figure.
1
Liquid 1
19. V measured between B and C is
3
2
Which of the following is true for
1, 2 and 3 ?
(b) 1 > 3 > 2
(d) 1 < 3 < 2
18. A working transistor with its three legs
marked P, Q and R is tested using a
multimeter. No conduction is found
between P and Q. By connecting the
common (negative) terminal of the
multimeter to R and the other (positive)
terminal to P or Q, some resistance is seen
on the multimeter. Which of the following
is true for the transistor?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
It is an npn transistor with R as base
It is a pnp transistor with R as collector
It is a pnp transistor with R as emitter
It is an npn transistor with R as collector
Directions Q. Nos. 19 and 20 are based on
the following paragraph.
Consider a block of conducting material of
resistivity shown in the figure. Current I
enters at A and leaves from D. We apply
superposition principle to find voltage V
developed between B and C.
V
I
I
a (a + b )
I
I
(b)
a (a + b)
I
I
(c)
2 a 2 (a + b )
I
(d)
2 (a b )
(a)
Liquid 2
(a) 3 < 1 < 2
(c) 1 < 2 < 3
(ii) Calculate field E(r ) at distance r from A by
using Ohms law E = J , where J is the
current per unit area at r.
(iii) From the r dependence of E(r ), obtain the
potential V (r ) at r.
(iv) Repeat steps (i), (ii) and (iii) for current I
leaving D and superpose results for A and
D.
20. For current entering at A, the electric field
at a distance r from A is
I
8 r 2
I
(c)
2 r 2
I
r2
I
(d)
4 r 2
(a)
(b)
21. A student measures the focal length of a
convex lens by putting an object pin at a
distance u from the lens and measuring
the distance v of the image pin. The graph
between u and v plotted by the student
should look like
v (cm)
(b)
(a)
O
u (cm)
v (cm)
(d)
(c)
b
B
u (cm)
v (cm)
O
a
v (cm)
u (cm)
u (cm)
a
C
The calculation is done in the following steps
(i) Take current I entering from A and assume
it to spread over a hemispherical surface in
the block.
22. A block of mass 0.50 kg is moving with a
speed of 2.00 ms 1 on a smooth surface. It
strikes another mass of 1.00 kg and then
they move together as a single body. The
energy loss during the collision is
(a) 0.16 J
(c) 0.67 J
(b) 1.00 J
(d) 0.34 J
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23. A capillary tube (A) is dipped in water.
Another identical tube (B) is dipped in a
soapwater solution. Which of the
following shows the relative nature of the
liquid columns in the two tubes?
A
(a)
A
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26. Two coaxial solenoids are made by
winding thin insulated wire over a pipe of
crosssectional area A = 10 cm 2 and
length = 20 cm. If one of the solenoids has
300 turns and the other 400 turns, their
mutual
inductance
is
( 0 = 4 10 7 TmA 1)
(a) 2 .4 105 H
(b) 4.8 104 H
(c) 4.8 105 H
(d) 2 .4 104 H
27. In the adjacent circuit, A and B represent
(b)
two inputs and C represents the output,
A
(c)
R2
(d)
The circuit represents
24. Suppose an electron is attracted towards
k
, where k is a
r
constant and r is the distance of the
electron from the origin. By applying Bohr
model to this system, the radius of the nth
orbital of the electron is found to be rn and
the kinetic energy of the electron to be Tn .
Then, which of the following is true?
the origin by a force
1
, rn n2
n2
(b) Tn independent of n, rn n
1
(c) Tn , rn n
n
1
(d) Tn , rn n2
n
(a) Tn
25. A wave travelling along the xaxis is
described
by
the
equation
If
the
y( x , t) = 0.005 cos (x t).
wavelength and the time period of the
wave are 0.08 m and 2.0 s, respectively,
then and in appropriate units are
(a) = 25.00 , =
(c) =
0.04
10
.
, =
0.08
2 .0
(b) =
, =
(d) = 12 .50 , =
2 .0
(a) NOR gate
(c) NAND gate
(b) AND gate
(d) OR gate
28. A body is at rest at x = 0. At t = 0, it starts
moving in the positive xdirection with a
constant acceleration. At the same instant
another body passes through x = 0
moving in the positive xdirection with a
constant speed. The position of the first
body is given by x1(t) after time t and that
of the second body by x2(t) after the same
time interval. Which of the following
graphs correctly describes ( x1 x2 ) as a
function of time t?
(x1x2)
(x1x2)
(a)
(b)
O
(x1x2)
(x1x2)
(c)
(d)
O
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29. An experiment is performed to find the
32. A horizontal overhead powerline is at a
refractive index of glass using a
travelling
microscope.
In
this
experiment distances are measured by
height of 4 m from the ground and carries a
current of 100 A from east to west. The
magnetic field directly below it on the ground
is ( 0 = 4 10 7 TmA 1 )
(a) a vernier scale provided on the
microscope
(b) a standard laboratory scale
(c) a meter scale provided on the microscope
(d) a screw gauge provided on the
microscope
30. A thin spherical shell of radius R has
charge Q spread uniformly over its
surface. Which of the following graphs
most closely represents the electric
field E( r ) produced by the shell in the
range 0 r < , where r is the distance
from the centre of the shell?
E(r)
E (r)
(a)
(b)
O
E (r)
E(r)
(c)
(d)
O
31. A 5 V battery with internal resistance
2 and a 2V battery with internal
resistance 1 are connected to a 10
resistor as shown in the figure.
P2
5V
2
10 W
2V
1
P1
(a) 2.5 107 T, southward
(b) 5 106 T, northward
(c) 5 10 6 T, southward
(d) 2.5 107 T, northward
33. Relative permittivity and permeability of a
material are r and r , respectively. Which of
the following values of these quantities are
allowed for a diamagnetic material?
(a) r = 0.5, r = 15
.
(c) r = 0.5, r = 0.5
34. Two full turns of the circular scale of a screw
gauge cover a distance of 1 mm on its main
scale. The total number of divisions on the
circular scale is 50. Further, it is found that
the screw gauge has a zero error of 0.03 mm.
While measuring the diameter of a thin wire,
a student notes the main scale reading of
3 mm and the number of circular scale
divisions in line with the main scale as 35.
The diameter of the wire is
(a) 3.32 mm
(c) 3.67 mm
(b) 0.03 A, P1 to P2
(d) 0.27 A, P1 to P2
(b) 3.73 mm
(d) 3.38 mm
35. An insulated container of gas has two
chambers separated by an insulating
partition. One of the chambers has volume V1
and contains ideal gas at pressure p1 and
temperature T1. The other chamber has
volume V2 and contains ideal gas at pressure
p2 and temperature T2 . If the partition is
removed without doing any work on the gas,
the final equilibrium temperature of the gas
in the container will be
(a)
TT
1 2 ( p1V1 + p2 V2 )
p1VT
1 2 + p2 V2T1
(b)
p1V1T1 + p2 V2T2
p1V1 + p2 V2
(c)
p1VT
1 2 + p2 V2T1
p1V1 + p2 V2
(d)
TT
1 2 ( p1V1 + p2 V2 )
p1V1T1 + p2 V2T2
The current in the 10 resistor is
(a) 0.27 A, P2 to P1
(c) 0.03 A, P2 to P1
(b) r = 15
. , r = 0.5
(d) r = 15
. , r = 15
.
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Chemistry
36. The organic chloro compound, which
shows
complete
stereo
chemical
inversion during a SN 2 reaction is
(a) (C 2H5 )2 CHCl
(c) (CH3 )2 CHCl
(b) (CH3 )3 CCl
(d) CH3Cl
37. The
coordination number and the
oxidation state of the element E in the
complex[ E(en)2(C2O4 )]NO2 (where (en) is
ethylene diamine) are, respectively
(a) 6 and 2
(c) 4 and 3
following
(a) Chlorofluorocarbons are responsible for
ozone layer depletion
(b) Greenhouse effect is responsible for global
warming
(c) Ozone layer does not permit infrared radiation
from the sun to reach the earth
(d) Acid rain is mostly because of oxides of
nitrogen and sulphur
39. Phenol,
when it first reacts with
concentrated sulphuric acid and then
with concentrated nitric acid, gives
(a) 2,4,6trinitrobenzene (b) onitrophenol
(c) pnitrophenol
(d) nitrobenzene
40. Toluene is nitrated and the resulting
product is reduced with tin and
hydrochloric acid. The product so
obtained is diazotised and then heated
with cuprous bromide. The reaction
mixture so formed contains
mixture of o and pbromotoluenes
mixture of oand pdibromobenzenes
mixture of oand pbromoanilines
mixture of oand mbromotoluenes
H2O
Zn
compound B is
(a) CH3CH2CHO
(c) CH3CH2COCH3
(b) CH3COCH3
(d) CH3CHO
complexes of Co (at. no. 27), will the
magnitude of o be the highest?
(a) [Co(CN)6 ]3
(b) [Co(C 2O 4 )3 ]3
3+
(d) [Co(NH3 )6 ]3+
(c) [Co(H2O)6 ]
44. At 80 C, the vapour pressure of pure
liquid A is 520 mmHg and that of pure
liquid B is 1000 mmHg. If a mixture
solution of A and B boils at 80 C and
1 atm pressure, the amount of A in the
mixture is (1 atm = 760 mmHg)
(a) 52 mole per cent
(c) 48 mole per cent
(b) 34 mole per cent
(d) 50 mole per cent
45. For a reaction 1 A 2 B, rate of
2
disappearance of A is related to the rate
of appearance of B by the expression
d [ A] 1 d [B]
=
dt
2 dt
d [ A] 1 d [B]
(b)
=
dt
4 dt
d [ A] d [B]
(c)
=
dt
dt
d [ A]
d [B]
(d)
=4
dt
dt
(a)
the reactions X
2 Y and Z
P + Q,
respectively are in the ratio of 1 : 9. If the
degree of dissociation of X and Z be equal,
then the ratio of total pressure at these
equilibria is
the alkene affords the compound B
O3
(a) 4f orbitals more diffused than the 5f orbitals
(b) lesser energy difference between 5f and 6d
than between 4f and 5d orbitals
(c) more energy difference between 5f and 6d
than between 4f and 5d orbitals
(d) more reactive nature of the actinoids than the
lanthanoids
46. The equilibrium constants Kp1 and Kp2 for
41. In the following sequence of reactions,
CH3CH == CHCH3 A B.
exhibited by the actinoides than those by
the lanthanoides, the main reason being
43. In which of the following octahedral
(b) 4 and 2
(d) 6 and 3
38. Identify the wrong statement in the
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
42. Larger number of oxidation states are
The
(a) 1 : 36
(c) 1 : 3
(b) 1 : 1
(d) 1 : 9
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47. Oxidising power of chlorine in aqueous
solution can be determined by the parameters
indicated below
1
diss H
s
1
EA H
Cl2 (g) 2 Cl (g)
2
s
hyd H
Cl (g) Cl (aq)
The energy involved in the conversion of
1
Cl ( g) to Cl( aq) (using the data,
2 2
s
1
52. The electrophile, E attacks the
benzene ring to generate the
intermediate complex. Of the
following, which complex is of
lowest energy?
NO2
+
(a)
diss HCl 2 = 240 kJ mol ,
s
EA HCl
= 349 kJ mol 1,
s
hyd HCl
= 381 kJ mol 1) will be
(a) + 152 kJ mol
(c) 850 kJ mol
(b) 610 kJ mol
(d) + 120 kJ mol
significance for roasting sulphide ores to the
oxides and not subjecting the sulphide ores to
carbon reduction directly?
(a) Metal sulphides are thermodynamically more
stable than CS2
(b) CO 2 is thermodynamically more stable than CS2
(c) Metal sulphides are less stable than the
corresponding oxides
(d) CO 2 is more volatile than CS2
49. Bakelite is obtained from phenol by reacting
with
(b) CH3CHO
(d) HCHO
50. For the following three reactions I, II and III,
equilibrium constants are given
I. CO(g) + H2O(g)
CO2 (g) + H2 (g); K1
II. CH4 (g) + H2O(g)
CO(g) + 3H2 (g); K2
III. CH4 (g) + 2H2O(g)
CO2 (g) + 4H2 (g);
K3
Which of the following relations is correct?
(a) K1 K 2 = K 3
(b) K 2 K 3 = K1
(c) K 3 = K1K 2
(d) K 3 K 23 = K12
(a) S, S
(b) R, R
(d)
53. D(+)glucose
H
E
and
D(+)glucose are
(a) conformers
(c) anomers
(b) epimers
(d) enantiomers
54. Standard entropy of X2 , Y2 and XY3 are
60, 40 and 50 JK 1 mol 1, respectively.
For the reaction,
1
3
X + Y XY3 , H = 30 kJ, to
2 2 2 2
be at equilibrium, the temperature
will be
(a) 1250 K (b) 500 K (c) 750 K (d) 1000 K
55. Four species are listed below
(i) HCO3
(iii)
HSO4
(ii) H 3O+
(iv) HSO3F
Which one of the following is the
correct sequence of their acid
strength?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(iv) < (ii) < (iii) < (i)
(ii) < (iii) < (i) < (iv)
(i) < (iii) < (ii) < (iv)
(iii) < (i) < (iv) < (ii)
(a) C 22 , O 2 , CO, NO
(b) NO+, C 22 , CN , N2
OH
(c) R, S
H
E
a group of the isoelectronic species?
CO2H
HO H H
NO2
56. Which one of the following constitutes
51. The absolute configuration of
HO2C
NO2
(c)
H
E
48. Which of the following factors is of no
(a) (CH2OH)2
(c) CH3COCH3
(b)
(d) S, R
(c) CN , N2 , O 22 , CO 22
(d) N2 , O 2 , NO+, CO
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57. Which one of the following pairs of
species have the same bond order?
(b) CN and CN+
(d) NO + and CN+
(a) CN and NO +
(c) O 2 and CN
58. The ionisation enthalpy of hydrogen atom
The
energy
is 1.312 106 J mol 1.
required to excite the electron in the atom
from n = 1 to n = 2 is
(a) 8.51 105 J mol 1
(b) 6.56 105 J mol 1
(d) 9.84 105 J mol 1
(c) 7.56 10 J mol
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59. Which one of the following is the correct
statement?
(a) Boric acid is a protonic acid
(b) Beryllium exhibits coordination number of six
(c) Chlorides of both beryllium and aluminium
have bridged chloride structures in solid
phase
(d) B 2H6 2NH3 is known as inorganic benzene
3+
60. Given, ECr
= 0.72V ,
/ Cr
2 + = 0.42V
EFe
/ Fe
The
potential
for
the
cell
CrCr 3+(0.1M)  Fe2+(0.01M) Fe is
(a) 0.26 V
(c) 0.339 V
(b) 0.399 V
(d) 0.26 V
61. Amount of oxalic acid present in a
solution can be determined by its titration
with KMnO4 solution in the presence of
H 2SO 4 . The titration gives unsatisfactory
result when carried out in the presence of
HCl, because HCl
(a) gets oxidised by oxalic acid to chlorine
(b) furnishes H+ ions in addition to those from
oxalic acid
(c) reduces permanganate to Mn2+
(d) oxidises oxalic acid to carbon dioxide and
water
62. The vapour pressure of water at 20C is
17.5 mmHg. If 18 g of glucose(C6H12O6 ) is
added to 178.2 g of water at 20C, the
vapour pressure of the resulting solution
will be
(a) 17.675 mm Hg
(c) 16.500 mm Hg
(b) 15.750 mm Hg
(d) 17.325 mm Hg
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63. Among the following substituted silanes
the one which will give rise to crosslinked
silicone polymer on hydrolysis is
(a) R 4Si
(c) R 2SiCl 2
(b) RSiCl 3
(d) R 3SiCl
64. In context with the industrial preparation
of hydrogen from water gas (CO + H2 ),
which of the following is the correct
statement?
(a) CO and H2 are fractionally separated using
differences in their densities
(b) CO is removed by absorption in aqueous
Cu2Cl 2 solution
(c) H2 is removed through occlusion with Pd
(d) CO is oxidised to CO 2 with steam in the
presence of a catalyst followed by the
absorption of CO 2 in alkali
65. In a compound atoms, of element Y from
ccp lattice and those of element X occupy
2/3rd of tetrahedral voids. The formula of
the compound will be
(b) X 2 Y3
(d) X 3 Y4
(a) X 4 Y3
(c) X 2 Y
66. Gold numbers of protective colloids A, B,
C and D are 0.50, 0.01, 0.10 and 0.005,
respectively. The correct order of their
protective powers is
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
D<
C<
A<
B<
A<
B<
C<
D<
C
D
B
A
<
<
<
<
B
A
D
C
67. The hydrocarbon which can react with
sodium in liquid ammonia is
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
CH3CH2CH2C CCH2CH2CH3
CH3CH2C CH
CH3CH == HCH3
CH3CH2C CCH2CH3
68. The
treatment of CH3MgX
CH3C C H produces
(a) CH3 CH ==CH2
(b) CH3C C CH3
H
H
(c) CH3 C ==C CH3
(d) CH4
with
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69. The correct decreasing order of priority
for the functional groups of organic
compounds in the IUPAC system of
nomenclature is
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
COOH, SO 3H,CONH2 ,CHO
SO 3H, COOH,CONH2 ,CHO
CHO, COOH,SO 3H,CONH2
CONH2 , CHO,SO 3H,COOH
70. The pKa of a weak acid, HA, is 4.80. The
pKb of a weak base, BOH, is 4.78. The pH
of an aqueous solution of the
corresponding salt, BA will be
(a) 9.58
(c) 7.01
(b) 4.79
(d) 9.22
Mathematics
71. AB is a vertical pole with B at the ground
level and A at the top. A man finds that the
angle of elevation of the point A from a
certain point C on the ground is 60. He
moves away from the pole along the line
BC to a point D such that CD = 7 m. From
D, the angle of elevation of the point A is
45. Then, the height of the pole is
(b)
2
3
(c)
4
3
(d)
5
3
75. A parabola has the origin as its focus and
(b) (1, 0)
(c) (0, 1)
point
P(1,
0)
on
2
2
x + y + 2 x + 4 y 3 = 0 is
1
3
1
(d)
2
(b)
73. A die is thrown. Let A be the event that the
number obtained is greater than 3. Let B
be the event that the number obtained is
less than 5. Then, P( A B) is
3
5
(c) 1
8
3
(d) (2, 0)
76. The point diametrically opposite to the
2
1
1
A
B
and P = .
that P( A) = , P =
A 3
B 2
4
Then, P( B) is
(a)
(a)
(a) (0, 2)
72. It is given that the events A and B are such
1
6
2
(c)
3
directrix is the line x = 4 and the
1
eccentricity is . Then, the length of the
2
semimajor axis is
the line x = 2 as the directrix. Then, the
vertex of the parabola is at
7 3 1
m
2 3 1
7 3
(b)
( 3 + 1) m
2
7 3
(c)
( 3 1) m
2
7 3 1
(d)
m
2 3 + 1
(a)
(a)
74. A focus of an ellipse is at the origin. The
(b) 0
(d)
2
5
(a) (3, 4)
(c) ( 3, 4)
the
circle
(b) ( 3, 4)
(d) (3, 4)
77. Let f : N Y be a function defined as
f ( x ) = 4 x + 3, where
Y = { y N : y = 4 x + 3 for some x N}.
Then, the inverse of f( x ), is
3y + 4
3
y+ 3
(c) g ( y) =
4
(a) g ( y) =
y+ 3
4
y 3
(d) g ( y) =
4
(b) g ( y) = 4 +
78. The conjugate of a complex number is
1
. Then, that complex number is
i 1
(a)
1
i 1
(b)
1
i +1
(c)
1
1
(d)
i +1
i 1
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79. Let R be the real line. Consider the
following subsets of the plane R R
S = {( x , y ) : y = x + 1 and 0 < x < 2}
Which
T = {( x , y ) : x y is an integer}.
one of the following is true?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Neither S nor T is an equivalence relation on R
Both S and T are equivalence relations on R
S is an equivalence relation on R but T is not
T is an equivalence relation on R but S is not
80. The perpendicular bisector of the line
segment joining P(1, 4) and Q(k, 3) has
yintercept 4. Then, a possible value of k
is
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 2
(d) 4
81. The solution of the differential equation
dy x + y
satisfying the condition y(1) = 1
=
dx
x
is
(a) y = log x + x
(c) y = xe( x 1)
(b) y = xlog x + x2
(d) y = xlog x + x
82. The mean of the numbers a, b, 8, 5, 10 is 6
and the variance is 6.80. Then, which one
of the following gives possible values of a
and b?
(a) a = 0, b = 7
(c) a = 1, b = 6
(b) a = 5, b = 2
(d) a = 3, b = 4
83. The vector a = i$ + 2 $j + k$ lies in the
plane of the vectors b = $i + $j and c = $j + k$
and bisects the angle between b and c.
Then, which one of the following gives
possible values of and ?
(a) = 2 , = 2
(c) = 2 , = 1
(b) = 1, = 2
(d) = 1, = 1
84. The nonzero vectors a , b and c are
related by a = 8 b and c = 7 b . Then, the
angle between a and c is
(a) 0
(b)
(c)
(d)
85. The line passing through the points(5, 1 a),
and (3, b, 1) crosses the yzplane at the
17 13
point 0 ,
,
. Then,
2
2
(a) a = 2 , b = 8
(b) a = 4, b = 6
(c) a = 6, b = 4
(d) a = 8, b = 2
159
86. If the straight lines
x 1 y 2 z 3
=
=
k
2
3
and
x 2 y 3 z 1
=
=
2
3
k
intersect at a point, then the integer k is
equal to
(a) 5
(b) 5
(c) 2
(d) 2
Directions Q. Nos. 87 to 91 are
AssertionReason type questions. Each of
these questions contains two statements
Statement I (Assertion) and
Statement II (Reason). Each of these
question also has four alternative choices,
only one of which is the correct answer. You
have to select the correct choice.
(a) Statement I is false, Statement II is true
(b) Statement I is true, Statement II is true;
Statement II is a correct explanation for
Statement I
(c) Statement I is true, Statement II is true;
Statement II is not a correct explanation for
Statement I
(d) Statement I is true, Statement II is false
87. Statement I For every natural number
n 2,
1
1
1
+
+ ... +
> n.
n
1
2
Statement II For every natural number
n 2,
n( n + 1) < n + 1.
88. Let A be 2 2 matrix with real entries. Let
I be the 2 2 identity matrix. Denote by
tr(A), the sum of diagonal entries of A.
Assume that A2 = I .
Statement I If A I and A I, then
det( A) = 1.
Statement II If A I and A I , then
tr( A) 0 .
n
89. Statement I
(r + 1) nCr
= ( n + 2) 2 n 1 .
r =0
Statement II
(r + 1) n Cr x r
r =0
= (1 + x )n + nx (1 + x )n 1 .
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90. Let p be the statement x is an irrational
number, q be the statement y is a
transcendental number and r be the
statement x is a rational number, iff y is a
transcendental number.
Statement I r is equivalent to either q or p.
Statement II r is equivalent to ~( p ~ q).
91. In a shop, there are five types of icecreams
available. A child buys six icecreams.
Statement I The number of different ways
the child can buy the six icecreams, is 10 C5 .
Statement II The number of different ways
the child can buy the six icecreams is equal
to the number of different ways of arranging
6 As and 4 Bs in a row.
( x 1)sin 1 , if x 1
92. Let f ( x ) =
x 1
0,
if x = 1
Then, which one of the following is true?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
f is neither differentiable at x = 0 nor at x = 1
f is differentiable at x = 0 and at x = 1
f is differentiable at x = 0 but not at x = 1
f is differentiable at x = 1but not at x = 0
93. The first two terms of a geometric
progression add upto 12. The sum of the
third and the fourth terms is 48. If the terms
of the geometric progression are alternately
positive and negative, then the first term is
(a) 4
(b) 12
(c) 12
(d) 4
equation
x 7 + 14 x 5 + 16 x 3 + 30 x 560 = 0 have?
(a) 7
(b) 1
(c) 3
distinct real roots, where p > 0 and q > 0 .
Then, which one of the following holds?
p
p
and maxima at
3
3
p
p
(b) The cubic has minima at
and maxima at
3
3
p
p
and
(c) The cubic has minima at both
3
3
(a) The cubic has minima at
p
p
and
3
3
(d) 5
96. The statement p ( q p)is equivalent
to
(a) p ( p q )
(c) p ( p q )
(b) p ( p q )
(d) p ( p q )
97. The value of cot cosec 1 5 + tan 1 2 is
6
(a)
17
3
(b)
17
4
(c)
17
5
(d)
17
98. The differential equation of the family
of circles with fixed radius 5 units and
centre on the line y = 2 is
(a) ( x 2 )y2 = 25 ( y 2 )2
(b) ( y 2 )y2 = 25 ( y 2 )2
(c) ( y 2 )2 y2 = 25 ( y 2 )2
(d) ( x 2 )2 y2 = 25 ( y 2 )2
1
99. Let I = sin x dx and J = cos x dx .
0
Then, which one of the following is
true?
2
and J > 2
3
2
(c) I < and J > 2
3
(a) I >
2
and J < 2
3
2
(d) I > and J < 2
3
(b) I <
100. The area of the plane region bounded
by the curves x + 2 y 2 = 0
x + 3 y 2 = 1 is equal to
5
sq units
3
2
(c) sq unit
3
(a)
94. Suppose the cubic x 3 px + q has three
(d) The cubic has maxima at both
95. How many real solutions does the
101. The value of 2
1
sq unit
3
4
(d) sq units
3
(b)
sin x dx
is
sin x
(a) x + log cos x + C
(b) x log sin x + C
(c) x + log sin x + C
(d) x log cos x + C
and
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102. How many different words can be
104. Let A be a square matrix all of whose entries
formed by jumbling the letters in the
word MISSISSIPPI in which no two
S are adjacent?
are integers. Then, which one of the following
is true?
(a) 8 C 4 C 4
(b) 6 7 C 4
(c) 6 8 C 4
(d) 7 6C 4 8C 4
(a) If det ( A) = 1, then A 1 exists but all its entries are
not necessarily integers
(b) If det ( A) 1, then A 1 exists and all its entries are
nonintegers
(c) If det ( A) = 1, then A 1 exists and all its entries are
103. Let a, b, c be any real numbers.
Suppose that there are real numbers
x, y, z not all zero such that
x = cy + bz , y = az + cx and
z = bx + ay .
Then, a2 + b2 + c2 + 2 abc is equal to
(a) 2
(c) 0
integers
(d) If det ( A) = 1, then A 1 need not exist
105. The quadratic equations
x 2 6 x + a = 0 and x 2 cx + 6 = 0
have one root in common. The other roots of
the first and second equations are integers in
the ratio 4 : 3. Then, the common root is
(b) 1
(d) 1
(a) 1
(b) 4
(c) 3
(d) 2
Answers
1.
11.
21.
31.
41.
51.
61.
71.
81.
91.
101.
(b)
(a)
(c)
(c)
(d)
(b)
(c)
(b)
(d)
(a)
(c)
2.
12.
22.
32.
42.
52.
62.
72.
82.
92.
102.
(b)
(d)
(c)
(c)
(b)
(b)
(d)
(b)
(d)
(c)
(d)
3.
13.
23.
33.
43.
53.
63.
73.
83.
93.
103.
(d)
(c)
(c)
(b)
(a)
(c)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(b)
(d)
4.
14.
24.
34.
44.
54.
64.
74.
84.
94.
104.
NOTE (*) None of the given option is correct.
(c)
(*)
(b)
(d)
(d)
(c)
(d)
(a)
(d)
(a)
(c)
5.
15.
25.
35.
45.
55.
65.
75.
85.
95.
105.
(a)
(a)
(a)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(b)
(d)
6.
16.
26.
36.
46.
56.
66.
76.
86.
96.
(b)
(c)
(d)
(d)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(c)
(a)
(b)
7.
17.
27.
37.
47.
57.
67.
77.
87.
97.
(a)
(d)
(d)
(d)
(b)
(a)
(b)
(d)
(b)
(a)
8.
18.
28.
38.
48.
58.
68.
78.
88.
98.
(b)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(c)
(d)
(d)
(c)
(d)
(c)
9.
19.
29.
39.
49.
59.
69.
79.
89.
99.
(c)
(c)
(a)
(b)
(d)
(c)
(a)
(d)
(b)
(b)
10.
20.
30.
40.
50.
60.
70.
80.
90.
100.
(d)
(c)
(a)
(a)
(c)
(a)
(c)
(d)
(*)
(d)
Solutions
Physics
xdm
x2
L2
2
L
L
= 0 = 2 = xCM =
[L ]
2
L
2
1. For constructive interference,
h
on substituting values, we
2d cos i = nl =
2 meV
get V ~
 50 V.
xCM =
2. Expression is given by 2d cos i = nldB
As n increases, the centre of mass shift away from
L
x = which only option (a) is satisfying.
2
3. As diffraction pattern has to be wider than slit
width. As the sharpness of the graph in option (d)
is more, it best represents the diffraction pattern,
so (d) is the correct option.
0
L
dm
0
Alternately You can use basic concept.
L
xCM =
4. Mass of planet, M p = 10Me , where Me is mass of
Re
,
10
where Re is radius of the earth.
2 GM
R
f=
100 2GMe
Re
5. The forces acting on the ball are
gravity force, buoyancy force and
viscous force. When ball acquires
terminal speed, it is in dynamic kv 2
T
equilibrium, let terminal speed of
2
ball is vT . So, Vr 2 g + kvT = Vr1g
V2 g
VT
V1 g
(Qviscous force always apposses the motion)
and also v1 < v 2 as during summer temperature
would be higher.
v
v
3v 2
= 1 , l2 = 3l 1 2
v1
4l2
4l 1
So,
x = 54 ( A quantity greater than 1)
x > 54
F = qvB
9. From
2
[MLT ] =[C][LT1 ][B]
[B] =[MC 1T1 ]
55 W 20
P R
=
=
Q S
R
80
80 cm
(resistance is directly proportional to length of
potentiometer wire)
R = 220 W
7. We know that the coordinate of centre of mass,
x=L
2
10. Moment of inertia of square plate about XY is ma
6
moment of inertia about ZZ can be computed
using parallel axis theorem.
X
QFor square plate
M 2
I=
(l + b 2 )
12
l=b=a
Ma2
l=
6
Y
2
a
IZZ = IXY + m
2
2
6. From balanced Wheatstone bridge concept,
3v 2
, where l2 = x according to given situation
4l2
3v
(for the second resonance, f = 2 )
4l2
V(r1  r 2 )g
k
x=0
l1 = 18 cm
v
f= 1
4l 1
Frequency,
2 G Mp
Rp
50 cm
x dx
=
dx
n + 1
= L
n + 2
8. Given that, at resonance condition
= 10 ve = 10 11 km/s
= 110 km/s
vT =
Radius of planet, R p =
So, for planet v p =
k L
the earth.
Escape speed is given by, v =
x xdx
k L
ma2
ma2 2 ma2
+
=
6
2
3
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11. Given, m = 3.513 kg and v = 5.00 m / s
18. Since, no conduction is found when multimeter is
So, momentum, p = mv = 17 .565
As the number of significant digits in m is 4 and in v
is 3, so p must have 3 significant digits
p = 17 .6kgms 1
12. Question is somewhat based on approximations.
Let mass of athlete is 65 kg.
Approx velocity is 10 m/s
65 100
So,
KE =
= 3750 J
2
It lies between 2000J to 5000 J.
So, option (d) is most probable answer.
13. While inserting two dielectric, the capacitor
behaves like two capacitors connected in series.
Let capacitances are C1 and C 2 , then the
equivalent capacitance
C1C 2
2d/3
d/3
(i)
C=
C1 + C 2
Ke A
where, C1 = 1 0
(ii)
d /3
K2
K1
K e A
and C 2 = 2 0
(iii)
2 d /3
e A
It is given that 0 = 9 pF
d
On substituting Eqs. (ii) and (iii)
in Eq. (i), we get C = 40.5 mF
14. Speed of sound in a gas medium is given by,
v=
C
7
5
gRT
, where g = p , for O 2 g = , for He g =
Cv
M
5
3
5
7
RT
RT
and vHe = 3
vO 2 = 5
4
32
vO 2
7 34
=
5 32 5
vHe
vHe
2 ~
 1420 m/s.
= 460 10
21
si
BE
A
dV =  E dr
VC  VB = DV = 
a+ b
rI dr
2p r2
rI 1
1
DV =
2 p a a + b
rI
20. From E = rJ =
2 pr 2
21. The lens formula is 1  1 = 1 = constant, so (c) is
v u f
correct graph.
22. From conservation of linear momentum
0.5 2 + 1 0 = 15
. v
(assumed that 2nd body is at rest)
v = 2/3
2
3 2
2 3
1
22
2
= J

DK = Kf  Ki =
2 2
2
3
=  0.67 J
So, energy lost is 0.67 J.
This is the case of inelastic collision, in which KE is
not conserved.
v1
v2
Fi
s
on
Fus
io
and Statement II is wrong
can be directly concluded
from
binding
energy/nucleon curve.
connected across P and Q, it means either both
P and Q are of ntype or ptype. So, it means R is
base. When R is connected to common terminal
and conduction is seen when other terminal is
connected to P or Q, so it means transistor is npn
with R as base.
19. Electric field at a distance r from A is, E = r I 2
2 pr
Q E = rJ E = r I E = r I
A
2 pr 2
(
for
hemisphere
)
Generally
v1
v 2=0
No option matching.
15. Here, Statement I is correct
163
Before
After
But in this case
A
v1
v2=0
16. Correct option is (c) you can make an analogy with
Gausss law in electrostatics.
17. Given that, r1 < r 2 the denser liquid acquires
lowest position of vessel.
Also, r 3 > r1 as ball sinks in liquid 1 and r 3 < r 2 as
ball doesnt sinks in liquid 2.
So,
r1 < r 3 < r 2
v
=
Before
After
23. Soap solution has lower surface tension, T as
compared to pure water and capillary rise
2 T cos q
. So, h is less for soap solution.
h=
rrg
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24. The centripetal force required to revolve the
mv 2
k
electron
= , given
rn
rn
nh
and mvrn =
from Bohrs theory
2p
2
nh 1
m
2 p mrn
nh
k
V=
=
2pmr
rn
rn
Solving rn n and Tn =
2prn
is independent of n.
V
25. Given, wave equation is
y( x, t ) = 0.005 cos (ax  bt )
2p
2p
=b
= a and
T
l
2p
2p
So, a =
= 25p and b =
=p
0.08
2
This gives
26. The mutual inductance
m 0 N1 N2 A
l
where, N1 = 300 turns, N2 = 400 turns, A = 10 cm2
M=
and l = 20 cm.
Substituting the values in the given formula, we
get, M = 2 .4 p 104 H.
27. If we give the following inputs to A and B, then
corresponding output is shown in table
A
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
The above table is similar to OR gate.
2
28. Here, x2 = vt and x1 = at
at 2
x1  x2 =  vt
2
The graph is shown in the figure.
(x1x2)
29. Factual.
30. For uniformly charged spherical shell, the electric
field, E = 0, r < R =
Now, apply KCL at P2 .
V0
P2 V 0
V0
1
10
2
2V
5V
5V
P1
V0  5 V0  0 V0  ( 2 )
+
+
=0
2
10
1
5
V0 =
16
V
5
So, current through 10 W resistor is 0 =
= 0.03
10 160
from P2 to P1.
m I
32. The magnetic field at point P, B = 0
2 pR
N
W
R
S
E B
Direction is given by right hand palm
2 107 100
T towards south
B=
4
33. For diamagnatic material, 0 < m r < 1 and for any
material er > 1
34. Diameter = Main scale reading
+ Circular scale reading LC + Zero error
1
= 3 + 35
+ 0.03 = 3.38 mm
2 50
35. As no work is done and system is thermally
31. Let potential of P1 is 0 V and potential of P2 is V0 .
Q
rR
4pe0 r 2
insulated from surrounding, it means sum of
internal energy of gas in two partitions is constant
i .e.,U = U1 + U 2
Assuming both gases have same degree of
freedom(f), then
f(n + n2 )RT
fn RT
U= 1
and U1 = 1 1 ,
2
2
fn RT
U2 = 2 2
2
f(n1 + n2 )RT fn1RT1 fn2 RT2
=
+
2
2
2
as p1V1 = n1RT1,p2 V2 = n2 RT2 )
( p V + p2 V2 )TT
1 2
Solving this, we get T = 1 1
p1V1T2 + p2 V2T1
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Chemistry
36. Nucleophilic substitution bimolecular (SN2) prefers less sterically hindered site to attack. Lesser the steric
hindrance better the SN2 reaction. So ease of reaction is 1 > 2 > 3.
H
H
Nu
Nu
H
H
Cl
H
H
SN2 involves inversion of configuration stereo chemically.
(Remember! if molecule is optically active, optical inversion, Walden inversion is known)
37. en, CH2 NH2 is bidentate ligand
CH2 NH2
C 2O 24 is also bidentate ligand
Hence, coordinating head are six (en 2 2 = 4 + ox : 2 1 = 2 )
Coordination number 6
Complex can be ionised as
[E(en)2 (C 2O 4 )]NO 2 [E(en)2 (C 2O 4 ]+NO 2
oxidation number x + 0 + (2 ) = +1
oxidation number = 3
38. Ozone layer permits the infrared radiation to pass through but doesnt permit the higher range of ultraviolet
radiation to pass through.
OH
OH
OH
Conc.
HNO3
Conc H2SO4
39.
NO2
(sulphonation)
SO3H
First sulphonation is the means to block para position and to reduce the reactivity of phenolic ring against strong
oxidising agent HNO 3 . (The use of conc HNO 3 over phenol cause the oxidation of ring mainly). The strong acidic
medium in second step cause desulphonation (ipso mechanism) also.
CH3
40.
CH3
Conc HNO3
+ H2SO4
CH3
NO2
+
Sn/HCl
(Reduction
of NO2)
CH3
CH3
NH2
+
o, pdirecting
NO2
NH2
NaNO2, HCl
diazotisation
CH3
CH3
CH3
Br
+
CuBr, Heat
Sandmeyers
reaction
CH3
+
NCl
+
+
Br
NCl
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O
41. CH3CH==CHCH3 CH3 CH
CH CH3
O3
46.
2Y
At equilibrium, 1  x
O
Zn, H 2O
Reductive
ozonalysis
Total number of moles = 1 + x
2
K p1
2CH3 CH == O +2H2O 2
( B)
42. Lanthanoides [Xe]4f1  14 5 d 0  1 6s 2
2x p
p1
1 + x 1
4 x2
=
=
(
 x) (1 + x)
1
x
1
1 + x 1
Z
P+Q
Actinoides [Rn] 5f1  14 6 d 0  17 s 2
Lanthanoides and actinoides use core d and f orbitals
also to show higher oxidation state. As actinoides have
comparatively low energy difference between f and d
orbitals show more oxidation states.
Thus the magnitude of D 0 will be the highest for
[Co(CN)6 ]3 .
Alternative Solution
Crystal field splitting energy (CFSE) for octahedral
complex, D 0 depends on the strength of negative
ligand. Spectrochemically it has been observed that
the strength of splitting is as follows:
CO> CN > NO 2 > en > NH3 > py > NCS > H2O >
O 2  > OX 2  >OH >F  >Cl  >SCN >S2 >Br  >I
44. pT = pA c A + pB c B
Mixture solution boils at 1 atm = 760 mm = total
pressure
760 = 520 c A + 1000(1  c A )
760 = 520c A + 1000  1000c A
240
480c A = 240 c A =
480
X A = 0.5, mol % of A = 50%
At equilibrium,
1 x
Similarly,
p2
x2
=
(1  x) (1 + x)
Kp 2
K p1
1
=
Kp 2
9
43. The spliting of dorbitals depends on the strength of
ligand. Strond ligand caused higher spliting of
dorbitals, i.e., higher CFSE for octahedral complexes.
According to spectrochemical series, the correct order
of strength of ligand is CN > NH3 > H2O > C 2O 42  .
2x
4 p1 1
p
1
= 1 =
p2 36
p2
9
So,
47. 1 Cl 2 (g ) Cl  (aq )
2
1
DH (Cl ) + DHEA Cl + DHhyd (Cl  )
2 diss 2
240
=
 349  381=  610kJ mol 1
2
DH =
48. 2 MS + C 2 M + CS 2 , DG1 = positive
2 MO + C 2 M + CO 2 , DG2 = negative
The value of DG for the formation of CO 2 is
negative, i .e., it is thermodynamically more
stable than CS2 . Also metal sulphides are
thermodynamically more stable than CS2 .
Metal sulphides are more stable than the
corresponding oxides, so they are roasted to
convert into less stable oxides.
49. Bakelite is obtained from phenol by reacting
with HCHO in the acidic or alkaline medium.
OH
OH
+ HCHO
HOH2C
45. / For reaction, aA bB

CH2OH
1 d [ A ] 1 d [ B]
=
= Rate of reaction
a dt
b dt
1
A 2 B
2
2d [ A] 1 d [B]
=
= Rate of reaction
dt
2 dt
Rate of disappearance of A
d [ A]
1 d [B] 1 d [B]
==
=
dt
2 2 dt
4 dt
For the given reaction
CH2OH
CH2
Polymerises
CH2
HO
CH2
Bakelite
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50. As Eq. (iii) is obtained on adding Eqs. (i) and (ii), so
we can corelate K 3 with K1 and K 2 easily.
K1
CO + H2 O E
K2
CH4 + H2 O E
[CO 2 ][H2 ]
K1 =
[CO][H2 O]
[CO][H2 ]3
K2 =
[CH4 ][H2 O]
K3
CH4 + 2H2 O E
CO 2 + H2
(i)
CO + 3H2
H
E
E
+
(ii)
M =electron releasing group
Reaction coordinates
CO 2 + 4H2
[CO 2 ][H2 ]4
Electron withdrawing group destabilises the
arenium ion s complex, where as electron
releasing group stabilises the arenium non
s complex.
= K1 K 2
Thus, K 3 = K1 K 2
53. a D(+ ) glucose and b D (+ ) glucose are anomers
(iii)
[CO 2 ][H2 ][H2 ]3 [CO]
K3 =
=
[CH4 ][H2 O]2 [CO][H2 O][H2 O][CH4 ]
Alternate Solution
Eq. (iii) = Eq. (i) + Eq. (ii)
Thus,
K 3 = K1 K 2
HO
HO
51. / Give the priority of groups and remeber always
that group of higher priority must present
above the plane and group of lower priority
below the plain. If the rotation of group priority
is clockwise then the configuration will be R
and if the rotation is anticlock wise then it will
be S.
2
HOOC
3
H
HO R
1
COOH
COOH
or
HOH R
OH
1
HOH
H
R
COOH
W
52.
167
W
+
H
E
OH
O
HO
anomer
*
OH
HO
HO
OH
O
HO *
anomer
54. 1 X 2 + 3 Y2 XY3
2
2
DSreaction = Sproducts  Sreactants
3
1
DSreaction = 50  40 + 60
2
2
=  40 J mol 1
DG = DH  TDS
At equilibrium as DG = 0
DH = TDS
DH
T=
DS
30 103
=
= 750 K
40
55. Acidity order
H
E
+
H
E
W = electron withdrawing group
Reaction coordinate
+
H O S F > H O H >
H
O
O
O
H O S O  > H O C O
O
(Conjugate anion
decreases acidity)
OH
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56. Isoelectronic species have same number of
electrons, NO + , C 2and N2 all have 14
2 , CN
electrons.
57. CN and NO +
both
have
same
number
of
electrons and same bond order (3).
58. Ionisation
enthalpy of hydrogen atom is
1312
.
106 J mol 1. It suggest that the energy of
electron in the ground state (first orbit) is
 1312
.
106 J mol 1.
DE = E2  E1
1.312 106  1.312 106
=
22
= 9.84 105 J mol 1
59. Chlorides of both beryllium and aluminium have
bridged structures in solid phase
Cl
Cl
Cl
Al
Cl
Al
Cl
Cl Cl
Be
61. Titration of oxalic acid by KMnO 4 in the presence of
HCl gives unsatisfactory result because HCl is a
better reducing agent than oxalic acid and HCl
reduces preferably MnO 4 to Mn2+ .
62. Moles of glucose = 18 = 01
.
180
1782
.
Moles of H2O =
= 9.9
18
According to Raoults law
p  ps
= Xsolute
p
17 .5  ps 01
.
=
17.5
10
ps = 17 .325 mm Hg
So,
63. RSiCl 3 give cross linked silicone polymer on
hydrolysis
Cl
Cl
Cl
Be
Cl
RSiCl
H 2O
OH
RSiOH
Cl
OH
Boric acid is not a protonic acid because of
unavailability of emply d orbitals, Beryllium does
not exhibit coordination number of six.
HO
OH
B
OH2
HO
HO
OH
Si
Si
RSiOSiR
OH
OH
Borazole, inorganic benzene contains B 3N3H6
60. CrCr 3+(0.1M)  Fe 2+(0.01M) Fe
Polymerisation
Si
Si
64. In industrial preparation, dihydrogen is prepared
Oxidation halfcell
[Cr Cr 3+ + 3e  ] 2
through the reaction of water vapours (stream) by
carbon as,
Reduction halfcell
[Fe 2+ +2 e  Fe] 3
CO
Net cell reaction
2Cr + 3Fe 2+ 2Cr 3 + + 3Fe
= Eoxid
+ Ered
Ecell
= 072
.  0.42 = 0.30 V
Ecell = Ecell
[Cr 3+ ]2
0.0591
log
n
[Fe 2+ ]3
= 0.30 
( 01
. )2
0.0591
log
6
( 0.01)3
0.0591
102
= 0.30 log 6
6
10
0.0591
= 0.30 log 104
6
Ecell = 0.2606 V
Coke at
400  660C
n=6
H2
CO + H2
Superheated
steam
water gas
React with steam again in the
presence of catalyst usually
a mixture of Fe, Cr and CO
CO 2 + H2
The CO 2 is removed either by washing under
pressure of 2530 atmosphere or by reachin with
KOH (alkali).
This process is known as Bosch process.
65. Suppose atoms of element Y in ccp = 100
Number of tetrahedral voids = 2 100
2
400
Number of element X = 200 =
3
3
X 400
=
Y 300
Formula = X 4 Y3
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66. Higher the gold number, lesser will be the
protective power of colloid.
67. / Na/liq NH 3 is known for metal dissolved
reduction. Actually it is truth that Na Liq NH 3
reduces internal triple bond and terminal
double bond and do not reduce the terminal
alkyne due to alkylide formation.
Na /Liq NH
D
3 CH CH C CNa +
CH3CH2C CH
3
2
68. Terminal alkyne has acidic hydrogen which is
enough to protonate the Grignard reagent.
CH3MgX + CH3C CH
CH4 + CH3C CMgX
69. The correct decreasing order of priority for the
functional groups of organic compounds in the
IUPAC system is
COOH > SO 3H > COOR >COCl
> CONH2 > CN > CH == O
B
2
P =
A 3
P( A B)
A
We know, P =
B
P(B)
B P( B A )
and
P =
A
P( A )
B
P P( A)
A
=
P(B) =
A
P
B
and
... (ii)
2 1
3 4 1
=
3
1
2
A and B
i. e., P ( A B) = P ( A ) + P (B)  P ( A B)
A = {4, 5, 6} and B = {1, 2 , 3, 4}
A B = {4}
P( A B) = P( A) + P(B)  P( A B)
3 4 1
P( A B) = +  = 1
\
6 6 6
a
74. Since,  ae = 4 and e = 1
e
2
Q
\
Q
1
pH =  [log K a + log K w  log K b ]
2
1
1
1
= pK a + pK w  pK b
2
2
2
1
1
= 4.80 + 7  478
. = 7 .01
2
2
Y x = 4
Mathematics
A
and in D ABD,
BD = hcot 45
Since, BD  BC = DC
h
hcot 45  hcot 60 = 7
7
h=
cot 45  cot 60
45
60
D 7m C
B
7
=
1  1
3
1
)
(Qcot 45 = 1 and cot 60 =
3
7 3
3+1 7 3
=
=
( 3 + 1) m
2
3 1
3+1
2a
a
=4
2
8
a=
3
3a
=4
75. From the figure, it is clear that vertex of the
parabola at (1, 0).
Y
(1, 0)
(2, 0)
(0, 0)
Y
x=2
76. / Centre of a circle is midpoint of the line joining
end points of diameter.
Given equation can be rewritten as
( x + 1)2 + ( y + 2 )2 = (2 2 )2
Let required point be Q(, ).
72. / Using formula
B
P P ( A )
A
P (B) =
A
P
B
Given that, P( A) =
... (i)
73. / Addition theorem of probability for two events
70. For salt of weak acid and weak base
71. In DABC, BC = hcot 60
169
1 A 1
, P =
4 B 2
Then, midpoint of P(1, 0) and Q(, ) is the centre of
the circle.
a+ 1
b+ 0
=  1and
= 2
2
2
a =  3 and b =  4
\ Required point is ( 3,  4).
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77. QY = { y N : y = 4 x + 3 for some x N}
\
y = 4x + 3 x =
conjugate of z is z = x  iy.
1
i 1
1
dx
x
= e  log
1
x
x dx = log x + C
Since, y (1) = 1 1 = log 1 + C C = 1
y = xlog x + x
82. / Variance for ungrouped data,
Variance = S
1
1
1
=\ z=
=
i +1
i  1  i  1
\ S is not symmetric.
Hence, S is not equivalence relation.
Given, T = {( x, y) : x  y I}
Now, x  x = 0 I, it is reflexive relation.
x  y I
y  x I, it is symmetric relation.
Let x  y = I1 and y  z = I2
Now, x  z = ( x  y) + ( y  z)
= I1 + I2 I
\ T is also transitive.
(6  a)2 + (6  b )2 + (6  8)2 + (6  5)2
+ (6  10)2
6.80 =
5
34 = (6  a)2 + (6  b )2 + 4 + 1 + 16
(6  a)2 + (6  b )2 = 13 = 9 + 4
(6  a)2 + (6  b )2 = 32 + 2 2
a = 3, b = 4
$
83. Given that, b = i + $j and c = $j + k$
The equation of bisector of b and c is
r = l(b + c )
$i + $j $j + k$
l $
( i +2j$ +k$ )
= l
+
=
2
2
2
Hence, T is an equivalence relation.
80. Q Slope of PQ = 4  3 = 1
1 k 1  k
(i)
Since, point D lies on bisector of b and c.
l $
( i + 2 $j + k$ ) = ($i + $j ) + m($j + k$ )
2
On equating the coefficient of $i both sides, we get
l
=1 l = 2
2
On putting l = 2 in Eq. (i), we get
r = $i + 2 $j + k$
\ Slope of AM = (k  1)
A
M k + 1 7
,
2
2
P(1, 4)
( x1  x ) 2
n
Here, mean = 6, variance = 6.80
According to the given condition,
79. Since, (1, 2) S but (2 , 1) S.
Q
(k, 3)
Equation of AM is
k + 1
7
y  = (k  1) x 
2
2
x = 0, y =  4
7
k + 1
 4  =  (k  1)
2
2
For yintercept,
1
Required solution is y =
x
78. / If z = x + iy is a complex number, then
Let z =
IF = e
Now,
y 3
4
y3
Inverse of f( x) is g ( y) =
4
dx
Y = {7, 8, K, }
Let
81. Given equation can be rewritten as dy  1 y = 1
15 k 2  1
=
2
2
k 2  1 = 15
k 2 = 16
Since, the given vector a represents the same
bisector equation r.
\
a = 1and b = 1
Alternate Solution
Since, a , b, c are coplanar.
a 2 b
\
1 1 0 =0
0 1 1
a(1  0)  2 (1  0) + b (1  0) = 0
k = 4
a + b = 2 which is possible for a = 1, b = 1.
84. Since, a = 8b and c =  7 b
\ a is parallel to b and c is antiparallel to b.
a and c are antiparallel.
Angle between a and c is .
85. Equation of line passing through (5, 1, a) and
(3, b, 1) is
x 3 y b z1
=
=
5  3 1 b a  1
17 13
Point 0, ,  satisfies Eq. (i), we get
2
2
17
13
 b  1
3
 = 2
= 2
2
a1
1 b
 15
2
a1=
=5
 3
2
... (i)
Clearly, statements I and II are true and
Statement II is a correct explanation of
Statement I.
88. Let
A = a b
c d
2
2 k 2 + 10k  5k  25 = 0
2 k(k + 5)  5(k + 5) = 0
5
k= ,5
2
Hence, integer value of k is  5.
87. We have,
n(n + 1) = n2 + n < n2 + n + n + 1 = (n + 1)2
n(n + 1) < n + 1, " n 2 n < n + 1
1
1
>
; n2
n
n+ 1
Statement II is true.
1
1
1
1
1
1
Also,
,
,
, ... ,
>
>
>
n
n
n
1
2
3
1
1
>
," n 2
n
n
(Q A 2 = I)
0
1
b (a + d ) = 0,c (a + d ) = 0
a = 1, d =  1, b = c = 0
1 0
, then
If A =
0  1
1 0 1 0 1 0
=
=I
A2 =
0  1 0  1 0 1
... (i)
... (ii)
A I, A  I
det A = 1(Statement I is true)
Statement II tr( A) = 1  1 = 0, Statement II is false.
n
89. Since,
C r xr = (1 + x)n
r =0
On multiplying by x, we get
n
C r xr + 1 = x(1 + x)n
r =0
On differentiating w.r.t. x, we get
n
(r + 1)
2 k + 5k  25 = 0
0
1
k( 2 k  2 )  2( 6  2 ) + 3(3  k ) = 0
 2 k 2  5k + 25 = 0
a b = 1
0
c d
ab + bd = 1
bc + d 2 0
and a2 + bc = 1, bc + d 2 = 1
5b = 20 b = 4
x1 y2 z 3
=
=
k
2
3
x2 y 3 z1
and
=
=
3
k
2
Since, lines intersect at a point.
k 2 3
3 k 2 =0
\
1 1 2
n, " n 2
3b  3 = 17  2 b
86. Given,
On adding all of them, we get
1
1
1
1
n
+
+
+ ... +
>
=
1
2
3
n
n
2
a + bc
ac + cd
a=6
171
17
Also,  3(1  b ) = 2  b
2
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C r xr = (1 + x)n + nx(1 + x)n  1
r =0
Statement II is true. If x = 1, then
n
(r + 1)
C r = 2 n + n(2 )n  1 = (n + 2 )2 n  1
r =0
Statement I is true and Statement II is a correct
explanation of Statement II.
90. p : x is an irrational number
q : y is a transcendental number
r : x is a rational number, iff y is a transcendental
number.
r :~ p q
\
S1 : r q p
and
S2 : r ~( p ~ q )
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p
~p
~q
r ~p q
T
T
F
F
T
F
T
F
F
F
T
T
F
T
F
T
F
T
T
Statement I q p (p ~ q )
T
T
T
F
Statement II~ (p ~ q )
F
T
T
F
T
F
F
T
It is clear from the table that r is not equivalent to either of the statements.
Hence, none of the given options is correct.
91. Since, the number of ways that child can buy the
six icecreams is equal to the number of different
ways of arranging 6 As and 4 Bs in a row.
\ Number of ways to arrange 6As and 4Bs in a
row
10! 10
=
= C4
6! 4!
and number of integral solutions of the equation
x1 + x2 + x3 + x4 + x5 = 6
= 6 + 5  1C 5  1 = 10C 4 10C 5
Statement I is false and Statement II is true.
92. Now, f (1 ) = lim f(1  h)  f(1)
h
h 0
1
(1  h  1) sin
0
1  h  1
= lim
h
h0
1
1
= lim sin  =  lim sin
h
h
h0
h0
and
f (1 + h)  f (1)
h
h0
f (1+ ) = lim
1
(1 + h  1)sin
0
1 + h  1
= lim
h
h0
1
= lim sin
h
h0
\
f (1 ) f (1+ )
f is not differentiable at x = 1.
Again, now
1
 sin1
(0 + h + 1)sin
0 + h + 1
0
f (0 ) = lim
,
0
h
h0
1 1
 (h + 1)cos
h
+ 1 (h + 1)2
1
+ sin
h + 1
= lim
1
h0
(using L Hospital rule)
= cos 1  sin1
1
(0 + h  1)sin
 sin1
0 + h  1
0
and f (0 ) = lim
,
0
h
h0
+
1 1
1
(h  1)cos
+ sin
h  1
h  1 (h  1)2
= lim
1
h0
(using L Hospital rule)
= cos 1  sin1
f (0 ) = f (0+ )
f is differentiable at x = 0.
93. We know that series of GP = a, ar, ar 2 ,ar 3 , , a r n1.
Here, first term = a, second term = ar and
third term = ar 2
Since,
a + ar = a(1 + r ) = 12
and
ar 2 + ar 3 = ar 2 (1 + r ) = 48
From Eqs. (i) and (ii),
r 2 = 4 r = 2
On putting the value of r in Eq. (i), we get
a = 12
94. Let f( x) = x3  px + q , then f ( x) = 3 x2  p
Maxima
p/ 3
p/ 3
Minima
Put f ( x) = 0
p
p
,3
3
Now,
f ( x) = 6 x
p
p
\ At x =
, f ( x) = 6
> 0, minima
3
3
p
and at x = , f ( x) < 0, maxima
3
x=
95. Let f ( x) = x7 + 14 x5 + 16 x3 + 30 x  560
f ( x) = 7 x6 + 70 x4 + 48 x2 + 30 > 0, " x R
f ( x) is increasing.
f ( x) = 0 has only one solution.
(i)
(ii)
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96.
q
qp
p (q p )
T
T
F
F
T
F
T
F
T
F
T
T
T
T
T
T
(p q) p (p q)
T
T
T
F
T
T
T
T
Statement p (q p)is equivalent to p ( p q ).
1
99. Since, I = sin x dx <
0
x + y
tan 1 x + tan 1 y = tan 1
, if xy < 1
1  xy
5
3
Since, cosec 1 = tan1
4
3
J=
100. Given, equations of curves are
... (i)
x + 2 y2 = 0
... (ii)
y = 1and x =  2
(1, 0)
X
1, 0
8
Y
On differentiating w.r.t. x, we get
dy
dy
2 x  2a + 2 y  4 = 0
dx
dx
dy
a = x + ( y  2)
dx
On putting the value of a in Eq. (i), we get
2
x  x  dy ( y  2 ) + ( y  2 )2 = 52
dx
dy ( y  2 )2 = 25  ( y  2 )2
dx
y2 ( y  2 )2 = 25  ( y  2 )2
1(1  3 y
1(1  y
+ 2 y2 )dy
)dy
1
y3
= 2 (1  y2 )dy = 2 y 
0
3
a is (x  h) + ( y  k) = a .
x2 + a2  2 ax + y2 + 4  4 y = 25
11 , 0
12
(2, 1)
The equation of family of circles with centre on y = 2
and of radius 5 is
(i)
( x  a)2 + ( y  2 )2 = 52
1( x1  x2 )dy
(2, 1)
98. / Equation of circle having centre (h, k) and radius
x + 3 y2 = 1
\ Required area =
3
2
\ cot tan1 + tan1
4
3
3+ 2
= cot tan1 4 3
1
1  2
17
12
= cot tan1
1
2
Q tan1 x + tan1 y = tan1 x + y
1  xy
17
6
1
= cot tan =
6 17
1 cos x
dx < x 2 dx = 2
0
x
On solving Eqs. (i) and (ii), we get
J <2
and
x
dx ,
x
because in x (0,1), x > sin x.
1
2
I<
xdx = [ x3 / 2 ]10
0
3
2
I<
3
and
97. / Using formula
173
= 2 1
101. Let I = 2
Put x
1 4
= sq units
3 3
sin x
dx
p
sin x 
p
= t dx = dt
4
p
sin + t dt
4
I= 2
sint
1
1
dt
= 2 cot +
2
2
= t + logsint+ C
p
= x + log sin x  + C
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102. Given word is MISSISSIPPI.
Here, presence of alphabets
I = 4 times, S = 4 times, P = 2 times
M = 1time
_M_I_I_I_I_P_P_
\ Required number of words can be formed from
not changing the place of S
7!
= 8C 4
4! 2 !
7 6!
= 8C 4
4!2 !
= 7 8C 4 6C 4
103. Given equations are x  cy  bz = 0
cx  y + az = 0
and
bx + ay  z = 0
For nonzero solution,
1 c  b
c 1
a =0
b
a 1
1(1  a2 ) + c (c  ab )  b (ac + b ) = 0
1  a2  c 2  abc  abc  b 2 = 0
a2 + b 2 + c 2 + 2 abc = 1
104. As det ( A) = 1, A 1 exists and
A 1 =
1
(adj A) = (adj A)
det( A)
All entries in adj (A) are integers.
A 1 has integer entries.
105. Let the roots of x2  6 x + a = 0 be a, 4b
and that of x2  cx + 6 = 0 be a, 3b.
\
and
a + 4b = 6 and 4ab = a
a + 3b = c and 3ab = 6 a = 8
a 4
= a = 8
6 3
x2  6 x + 8 = 0
and
( x  4)( x  2 ) = 0
x = 2, 4
x2  cx + 6 = 0
Putting x = 2,
2 2  2c + 6 = 0
c=5
x2  5 x + 6 = 0
x = 2, 3
Common root is 2.