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SKP-U-DST ( 1 - B)
1. Consider the foll(?wing �t_!l-teme�ts with regard 3". • Consider the �oilowing statements regar�g
to atmospheric humidity depletion of the ozone l�yer

� ..
Absolute humidity ,�· the amount of
wa.ter v�pour per unit volume.
, 1. i_ E;ces§fr:� ',_ r�Je�e of chlorine and
bromine in the environment from
man-made compounds, su�h as
2. Hygrometer is used to me�ure relative chlorofluorocarbons.
humidity. ., 2. Occurrence of certain natural
3. Dew point is the temperature at which phenomena such as sunspots; and
. ' stratospheric winds.
the relative humidity is 75%.
3. -Degradation of materials by ultra-violet
Which of the above statements are correct ? radiation.
(a) 1 and 2 only 4. Major volcanic eruptions.

(b) 1 and 3 only Which of the above can be categorized as

causing ozone depletion ?
(c) 2 and 3 only
.I (a) . 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
, ..,, (d) 2, 3 and 4 only

2. Sanitary/municipa�. fills and waste heaps are

unavoidablJ'hazardous due to 4. Which one of the following is the major
characteristic of deciduous trees ?
1. Leachates, . .. , ., ,,,
(a) They do not lose their l�aves. .,
• � 1

2. Emanatin� g�ses They shed. their leaves annually.

(b) . . ; .

3. Rodents and wandering-animals (c) They synthesize their own· food.

(d) · . They depend im' other factors for their
4. Automobile workshops iliat seem to
have an �fy:-e- for such
1 . !
5. A wall, rectangular in shape, has ·� perimeter
Which of the above are corre�t ?" ; of 72 m. If the length of its diagonal is 18 m,
what is the area of the wall ?
(a) 1 and 1 o_nly _
(a) 224 m2
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 572 m 2
(d) 3 and 4 only (d) 606m2

SKP-U-DST ( 2-B)
11. · Crashing is 14. The objective function z = 3?C1 + 5x2 is to be

(a) Abandoning the project maximized subject � constraints

(b) Completing the project with all possible Xl + 7x2::; 200

haste - Xl +�2::; 150
(c) Reduction of duration for a few of the 'IL, ,1_('


activities . '
The values of Xl and X2 in this COil
(d) Reducing the cost of the project with all
needful modifications
(a) 100and 75
(b) 125and 75
12. ABC analysis in materials management is a 100and 50
method of classifying the inventories based on (d) 125and 50

(a) Economic order quantity

(b) Value of annual usage of the items 15. Consider the len�h of a room is 15 m and
width ts 10 m. If the sum of the areas of the
(c) Volume of material consumption
floor and ceiling . is equal to the sum of the
(d) Quantity of materials used areas of the four walls, then the volume of the
room is
13. CPM method of J:l.etwork analysis is
(b) 1000m 3
1. Ideally suited for linearly extending
works. (c) 1200m 3

2. Meant essentially for research and

development activities ..
. ,.
3. Activity-oriented.

4 .. Used for planning, sclieduling and 16. If the EOQ is 3 60 units, order cost is � 5per
controlling purposes. order and carrying cost is � 0·20 per unit,
Which of the above statements are correct ? what is the usage ?

(a) 1arid 2only (a) 2654. units

(b) 2and 3 only (b) 2592units

(c) 3 and 4 only % 1872units

(d) 1and 4 only (d) 1574 units

SKP-U-DST · (4�B)
17. If T.. = the latest occurrence time for event j,. Directions : Each of the next twenty (20) items
J '\ consists of two statements, one labelled as
Ei = the earliest occurrence time for event i, 'Statement (I)' and the other as 'Statement (II)'.
� Examine these two statements carefully and select
T-lJ.. = the duration of activity
. ij , the q,nswers to these items using the codes given
:>;, •"
� below:
what is the total fl.oat for activity ij ? Codes:
(a) E-l -L-J -TlJ.. (a) Both Statement (I) and Statement (II) are
individually true and Statement (II) is the
(b) L--E--T--
J l lJ
correct explanation of Statement (I)
(c) T---E·-
lJ I ½ (b) Both Statement (I) and Statement (II) are
(d) T---½+E-l individually true, but Statement (II) is not
the correct explanation of Statement (I)
(c) Statement (I) is true, but Statement (II) is
18. The process of removing irregular portions of
stones and facilitating their easy
transportation is known as (d) Statement (I) is false, but Statement (II) is
(a) Quarrying
lb)..-, Reticulating 21. Statement (I)
(c) Dressing Atoms can neither be created nor destroyed.
(d) Pointing Statement (II) :
Under similar conditions of temperature and
pressure·, equal · volumes of gases do not
19. On ·which of the following factors does contain an equal number of atoms.
hysteresis loss depend ?
1. Magnetic field intensity 22. Statement (I):
2. Frequency of the field Lifts and external staircases are provided
(]) Volume of material with access from the lobby area of each floor
4. Neel temperature in multistorey blocks. The external staircase
jr I must be accessible through self-closing,
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only 180°-swing unlocked doors (with provision for
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only· locking at appropriate conditions)..
Statement (II)
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
Such staircases should not be inadvertently
.WY 1, 2 and 3 only subjected to spreading of smoke, but must yet
provide unhindered exit from the lobby of
20. What is the volume of an FCC unit cell in each floor.
terms of its atomic radius R ?
23. Statement (I)
(a) J3R3
· Volcanic eruption is dften accompanied by
16R f2 /'J:i
� Statement (II) :
(c) 16R3 J3
Volcanoes erupt dust particles in the
(d) f2R3 atmosphere.

SKP�U-DST ( 5- B)
24. .Statement (I):. 29. Statement aJ :
Quality is essential for survival and growth of Normally carbon dioxide is not' considered an
an organisation in the present �ra of tough air pollutant.
competition. � Statement (II) :
Statement (II) : \J) Carbon dioxide is a 'constituent of atmospheric
The concept of quality is confined only to ,, ..
construction and manufacturing 30. Statement (I) :
organisations. The size of a hydrogen balloon increases as it
rises in the air.
(:;\ Statemen,t (II) :
25. Statement (I) :
The concept,of Just-In-Time is operationalized
V The material of the balloon can be easily
wheri the exact number of units required are
bought at each successive stage of production, 31. Statement (I) :
at the appropriate time .. Preparation of bar charts is merely a
scheduling ope:r;ation while the preparation­
Statement (II) : and analysis .of a network is a planning
Just-In-Time concept has been expanded to function.
mean a manufacturing philosophy of Statement (II) :
eliminating waste. A bar chart, prima ra·cie, does not show the
interrelationships between activi_ties....
26. Statement (I): 32. Statement (I) :
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is Project management is essentiaUy the process
productive maintenance involving total to plan its . implementation and to
p�cipation as a group activity. .pre-determine the · period-wise need of
Statement (II) : resources including funds and personnel,
given the choice of total duration and quality
Under the aegis _of TPM, individual operators . standards.
generally take care of minor maintenance
Statement (II) :
Of th� four dimensions (not denying that
there can be some more) of a prpject, viz.,
27 .. Statement (I) : scope, cost, time and quality, only any two can
Green energy refers to one which does not be pre-assigned; others have to abide by these
harm the ecosystem of planet Earth. two prescriptions.
Statement (II) : 33.
Statement (I) :
All renewable energy is green' Efnergy. High strength, super-dural� alloys are
� adopted in th:e manufacture of aero e!1gines.
28. Statement (I)
V Statement (II) :
Precipitation heat treatment· is adopted for
To practise terraced cultivation in hill slopes, duralumiri products
. ' .
it can be admissible to have the vertical face
of the terraced boundary nin perpendicular to 34. Statement (I) : · ·'
the ground trace of the fault line, if any, in Metal carbides and carbon are used as
the underlying land. refractories as they resist oxidation.
Statement ([1) :
Statement (II) : Metal carbides and· carbon are not
Fault.lines are susceptible to slips and should particularly suitable for high temperature
be guarded agai:nst in land use. applications.

SKP-U-DST ( 6-B)
35. Statement (I) : 41.
f ·, How much sulphur is required per 100 kg of
Long chain polymers are weaker than most final rubber product to completely crosslink
ceramics and metals. butadiene rubber ? '
Statement (II) : (a) 17 kg
The molecular chains in long chain polymers
(b) 27 kg
are bond�d to each other with Van der Waals
bonds. (c) 37 kg
(d) 47 kg
36. Statement (I)
Mechanically, pearlite has properties·
intermediate between the soft ductile ferrite 42. Which one of the following is termed as
and the hard brittle cementite. sacrificial protection of metal ?
Statement (II) (a) Galvanization
Alpha iron can be made magnetic above (b) Tinning
(c) Organic coating
37. Statement W: (d) Inorganic coating
Information and communication technologies
can play a key role in the development and 43. The material used in the production of
economic growth of rural India. bearings is
Statement (II) :
(a) Cast iron
Successful ICT application in e-governance
giving r_espectiye qne-�top solutions for rural (b) Babbitt metal
communities is an absolute need of the hour. (c) Pig iron

38. Statement (I) : �Jh" Steel

Increasingly, employers_ have generally·
tended to expect engineers to possess both 44. Malleable cast iron is produced
hard skills and soft skills.
1. By quick cooling of cast iron.
Statement (II)
Soft skills mean the knowledge of software. 2. By adding magnesium to molten cast iron.
3. From white cast iron by annealing.
39. Statement (I)
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
What is legal may not always be ethical.
Statement (II) (a) 1 only
Ethical standards and the law, share the (b) 2 only
same theme, i.e., what is permissible and (c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
. 40. Statement (I)
A greenhouse gas is any gas in the 45. · The critical temperature . above which
atmosphere which absorbs and re-.emits
heat ferromagnetic materials lose their magnetic
and thereby keeps ··the planet's atmosphere property is called
warmer than it otherwise would be. (a) Kelvin point . 1
Statement (II) :
In the Earth's atmosphere, water vapour is (c)
Curie point
Recrystallization point
one of the main greenhouse gases.
(d) Celsius point

SKP-U-DST ( 7 - B)
46. The Hall Effect may be used to 50. A small production unit now works 6 days per
l. Determine· whether the semiconductor �eek with 3 .! hours of first shift every one of
is p-type or n-type.
the 6 days and 3 hours of second shift for each
2. Determine the carrier concentration. of the first 5 days. Wage negotiations led to an
3. Calculate the mobility. agreement to work on 5 days a week with both
Which of the above statements are correct? shifts together · clocking 7 _! hours per day
1 and 2 only with an 8% increase in weekly wages. How

) 1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
much change in the hourly production would
mean parity in the agreement for both
(d) 1, 2 and 3 management and employees?
(a) 3·68%
(by 2· 1_5%
Which of the following sets · of free software
� 1·82%
tools are suitable for !CT-based education as
1 ·33%-re
well as an open source?

(a) Scilab, Osdag, PHP and Latex 51. Consider the following statements
Java, LibreOffice, Audacity and Matlab l. National Agricultural Portal, e"N"AM, is
designed to create a unified national
Scilab, Arduino, LibreOffice and L�tex market for agricultural commodities.
(d) Scilab, Octave, Netduino and Latex 2. Farmers can showcas� their produce
online from the nearest market and the
buyer can quote his price fr�m anywhere.
48. Which of the following are the benefits of Which of the above statements is/are correct?
e-governance system?
(a) 1 only
l. Simplicity, efficiency and accountability (b) 2 only
2. Quality service to citizens .!if Both l and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
3. Better a�ss to information
4. Expanded reach of governance 52. Consider the following statements regarding
the code. of ethics for Engineers !
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
l. The· safety, health and welfare of the
"(b) 1, 2 and 4 only public are ,of paramount importance.
,r,· -: ·'t}''

(c) 3 and 4 only 2. Perform services only in the area of their

1, 2, 3 and 4
3. Issue public statements strictly in an
objective and truthful manner.
49. What does CDMA stand for·? 4. Avoid deceptive acts.
Which of the above statements are correct ?
· Code Division Mobile Acce$S
Code Division Multiple Access (a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
Code Division Mult�ple Applications
(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) Code Division Mobile Applicati�ns, (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

SKP-U-DST ( 8- B)
61.' What is the value of (1525)0·2 to 2 decimal 1- 2
What is the residue of the function : z at

places? z
its pole?

(a) 4·33 ... 'I-


4 36 -·1_.. �...,,t

rr· ·
1, ' I
(c) 4·38 -\,� �

(d) 4·30 2
(..,� :'\'


In the Laurent .expansion of


f{z) = valid in the region

(z - l)(z - 2)
What is the maximum value of z,
1 < I z I < 2 f the coefficient of __!__ if z = l0x+6y subject to the constraip.ts
'X+y :s; 12, 2x + 5y :s; 34, X � 0, y � 0 ?

(a) 0 56

1 (b) 52
2 50
(b) •. .

1 (d) 40

(d) -1
Which of the following concepts are relatable
to income of members of the public whiie

considering public welfare ?

� x 2 +y2 . ,1,.. 1 1. Sensitivity of demand
63. If u = log [�---=--), what is the value of
. x+y ,
2. Elasticity of demand
au au
ax ay 3. Sensitivity of expenditure

(a) 0 4. Elasticity of expenditure

(a) 1 and 2·on1y
-.Ii 1
(b) 2 and 3'only
(c) u
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) eu (d) 1 and 4 only

SKP-U-DST ( 10 - B)
78. Consider the· following stateme_nts : 80. jTne pia
'at just ·below window-sill level,
1 l. ., but riot ·s.ho��tdoor16.pemiigs - is5 §lio�n :_ of.
In -wo,r� ,b_r�akdown structure, top-down an .outpost b'llildiiig·li. of, say, 'the -Forest_·
approach is adopted. Department. Section AA extending just a little·
above ground level GL and fully. below ground
2: Duration' · along critical path is the level is shown. The wall and first footing are
• C , �, • ,.: ,-,

,r ' I .�

. . shortest aiµ-atiori permissible.


of random-ruoble �aso� in c�ment mortar;

and the lowest pru:t, of the foundation is of
3. PERT is probabilistic in its approach.
mass rubble in cement mortar. The total
Which of the above statements are correct ? . volume of the 40 cm deep footing for the whole
building is, nearly
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
... '�

(c) 2 and 3 only Inner dimensions

(d) · 1, 2 and'•3 3·5 m x 5·0 m; and
Wall thickness =
-! 30 cm throughout

79. Let the sum of the squares of successive

integers 0, 1, 2, ... , n - 1, n be denoted by S.
Let tlie sum of the cubes of the same integers
be denoted by C. It is desirable that � , as

n increases in steps of 'unity' from 'zero', is 40cm

given by the series
0 3 9 18 30
, , , , , ... (for n = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, ...).
1 3 5 7 9 I
Wliat will this ratio be fcit n = 8? 1
y 108 ,,.,
i --------- 30cm

. 17
....,._ .,._--.J 70cm
I\ .
103 '},,- q-
(b) N-
.-· .:::-- . Section.AA

. J.

. 103 ;;-- (a) 3·8m 3
15 _';'

(b) ;3·3.m3

100 (c) 2·8m3

15· (d) 2·3 m 3

- ·sKP-U-DST ( 13- B)
87. What is Crowd.funding? 91. Giv�n that 0·8, is one root of the equation,
(a) . Money collected for public welfare _ �3 t 0·6x2 4- 1·84x + 1·344 .= 0. The other roots
projects by levying an entry . fee to . �fthis equa� ;rii oe' . �
exhibitions, shows, etc.
(b) , Money collect�d .. by charitable � (a) 1·1 and-1·4 / 5("'1)., O•� _·
� OM:-
\�_ � �� o·
organizations by pla.��g a do!).ation box (b) -1·2 and 1·4 ..
. ,.. (
at prominent locations
(c) 1·2 and-1·4 � ' ft't
(c), Money raised. by innovators and
inventors by launching their products (d) -1·1 and 1·4
and services through the ln�met

Money raised by individuals by passing 92. The equation, x3 - 8x2 + 37x - 50 = 0 is ,f


the hat around to onlookers at a street factored and it has (3 + 4i) as one of its roots. -.>-()
What is the real root of this �quation? · .p•
88. The sum of squares of successive integers 8 to
16, both inclusive, will be
(a) 1126 ¾ v-', (b) 4
(b) 1174 (c) 6·5
(c)1 1292
(d) 13
�� ' ) 1356

89. Consider a trapezoidal lamina'- Q, 93. · Circle A is 4 cm in diame.ter; circl� B is 5· cm

AB parallel to DC, 6 cm apart; AB 19' m; CD in diameter. Circle C has its circumference
is 12 cm; CD extends outwards by cm from equal to the sum of the circumferences of both
the foot. of the perpendicular from B on DC. 'A and B together. What will be the ratio of�he
The· �entre of gravity of the laiiiina will be area of circle C ,, with respect to tlie area �f
(a) Aiong.AC at a height of 3 cm from DC circle A and circle B respectively? <"
<,. t
(b).. Along BD at a height of 3 cm from DC �-;

(c) Along the line joining the mid-point of (a) 5·0625 and 1·84 ·
AB to the mid-point of DC; at a height of
(b) 3·875 and 1·84
2·8 cm from DC.,:· .
At the intersection .point of AC and DB 5·0625 and 3·24··
90. A cantilever beam ABC is shown to a highly (d) 3·875 and 3·24
exaggerated vertical scale. Horizqntally, AB is
2 m long and BC is 0·6 m long . Loads act only 94. The 12 digits on the face of� clock are to be
in the region AB, and there are no loads in the represented employing contributions of only
region BC. Under this load system, the the number 9 as either 9 or .Jg. The other
deflection at B is 0·24 cm and the slope of the prescribed conditions are (i) the least number
beam at B is ·e, where sin e = 0·038. What is of uses alone are ·permitted; and (ii) when
the deflecti�n at D, which is midway between alternates are possible, use of 9 will be
B and C? preferred over use of _.Jg, which should be

"'.1--------.......,. e used minimally. How rriany times would .J9

A have to'be used?
(a) 6
, (a) 0·2406 cm
(b) 5
(b) 0·2514 cm
(c) 0·2530 cm (c) 4
(d) 0·2452 cm (d) 3


( 15 - B) .t