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General Knowledge is broadly divided into Social Studies, Current Events, Chemistry,
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Mathematics NDA 1 2018 Question Paper

1. If 𝑛 ∈ 𝑁, then a. (𝐴 ∪ 𝐵′ ) − (𝐴 ∩ 𝐵′ )
121𝑛 − 21𝑛 + 1900𝑛 − (−4)𝑛 is b. (𝐴′ ∪ 𝐵) − (𝐴′ ∩ 𝐵)
divisible by which of the following? c. (𝐴 ∪ 𝐵) − (𝐴 ∩ 𝐵)
a. 1904 d. (𝐴′ ∪ 𝐵′ ) − (𝐴′ ∩ 𝐵′ )
b. 2000 7. How many numbers between 100 and
c. 2002 1000 can be formed with the digits 5, 6,
d. 2006 7, 8, 9 if the repetition of digits is not
allowed?
a. 35
2. If 𝑛 = (2017)!, then, what is b. 53
1 1 1 1
𝑙𝑜𝑔2 𝑛
+ 𝑙𝑜𝑔3 𝑛
+ 𝑙𝑜𝑔 +. . . + 𝑙𝑜𝑔 c. 120
4𝑛 2017 𝑛
equal to? d. 60
8. The number of non-zero integral
a. 0 solutions of the equation |1 − 2𝑖 | 𝑥 −5𝑥
b. 1
c.
d. n
𝑛
2

3. In the expansion of (1 + 𝑥)43 , if the


is

c k
a. Zero (no solution)
b. One
c. Two
coefficients of (2𝑟 + 1)𝑡ℎ and
(𝑟 + 2)𝑡ℎ terms are equal, then what is
the value of 𝑟(𝑟 ≠ 1)?
a. 5
r a d. Three
9. If the ratio of AM to GM of two
positive numbers a and b is 5:3, then
a:b is equal to
b. 14
c. 21
d. 22
B C a. 3:5
b. 2:9
c. 9:1
d. 5:3

S
4. What is the principal argument of
(−1 − 𝑖), where 𝑖 = √−1? 10. If coefficients of 𝑎𝑚 and 𝑎𝑛 in the
𝜋 expansion of (1 + 𝑎) 𝑚+𝑛 are α and β,
a.

b.

c.
4

−𝜋
4

−3𝜋
4
S then which one of the following is
correct?
a. α = 2β
b. α = β
c. 2α = β
d. α = (m + n) β
d.
3𝜋 11. If 𝑥 + 𝑙𝑜𝑔15 (1 + 3𝑥 ) = 𝑥 𝑙𝑜𝑔15 5 +
4 𝑙𝑜𝑔15 12, where x is an integer, then
5. Let α and β be real numbers and 𝑧 be a what is x equal to?
complex number. If 𝑧 2 + 𝛼 𝑧 + β = 0 a. -3
has two distinct non-real roots with real b. 2
roots 𝑅𝑒(𝑧) = 1, then it is necessary
c. 1
that
d. 3
a. β ∈ (−1,0)
12. How many four-digit numbers
b. β ∈ (1, ∞)
divisible by 10 can be formed using 1,
c. |β| = 1 5, 0, 6, 7 without repetition of digits?
d. β ∈ (0,1) a. 24
6. Let A and B be subsets of X and 𝐶 = b. 36
(𝐴 ∩ 𝐵′) ∪ (𝐴′ ∩ 𝐵), where A’ and B’ c. 44
are complements of A and B
d. 64
respectively in X. What is C equal to?
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c. −𝑖
Consider the information given below and d. 1
answer the two (02) items that follow: 19. What is
In a class, 54 students are good in Hindi 1 1 1 1
𝑙𝑜𝑔2 𝑛
+ 𝑙𝑜𝑔3 𝑛
+ 𝑙𝑜𝑔 +. . . + 𝑙𝑜𝑔
only, 63 students are good in 4𝑛 100 𝑛
Mathematics only, and 41 students are equal to (𝑛 ≠ 1)?
good in English only. There are 18
1
students who are good in both Hindi and a. 𝑙𝑜𝑔100! 𝑛
Mathematics. 10 students are good in all
three subjects. 1
b. 𝑙𝑜𝑔99! 𝑛
13. What is the number of students who
are good in either Hindi or Mathematics 99
c. 𝑙𝑜𝑔100! 𝑛
but not in English?
a. 99
b. 107
c. 125
d. 130
d.

c k 99
𝑙𝑜𝑔99! 𝑛

20. The modulus-amplitude form of


√3 + 𝑖, where 𝑖 = √−1 is

a
14. What is the number of students who are
good in Hindi and Mathematics but not 𝜋 𝜋
a. 2 (cos + 𝑖 sin ) 3 3

r
in English?
a. 18 𝜋 𝜋
b. 2 (cos 6 + 𝑖 sin 6 )

C
b. 12
c. 10

|
α−β
1−αβ
d. 8

| equal to?
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15. If α and β are different complex
numbers with |α| = 1, then what is
𝜋
c. 4 (cos 3 + 𝑖 sin 3 )

𝜋
d. 4 (cos 6 + 𝑖 sin 6 )
𝜋

a.
b.
c.
d.
|β|
2
1
0
S
16. The equation |1 − 𝑥| + 𝑥 2 = 5 has
21. What is the number of non-zero terms
in the expansion of
(1 + 2√3𝑥 ) 11 + (1 − 2√3𝑥 ) 11
(after simplification)?
a. 4
a. a rational root and an b. 5
irrational root c. 6
b. two rational roots d. 11
c. two irrational roots 22. What is the greatest integer among the
d. no real roots following by which the number 55 + 75
17. The binary number expression of the is divisible?
decimal number 31 is a. 6
a. 1111 b. 8
b. 10111 c. 11
c. 11011 d. 12
d. 11111 23. If 𝑥 = 1 − 𝑦 + 𝑦 2 − 𝑦 3 + … up to
18. What is 𝑖1000 + 𝑖1001 + 𝑖1002 + 𝑖1003 infinite terms, where |𝑦| < 1, then
equal to (where 𝑖 = √−1)? which one of the following is correct?
a. 0 1
a. 𝑥 = 1+𝑦
b. 𝑖
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a. 𝐶 (𝑛 + 1, 𝑟)
1
b. 𝑥 = 1−𝑦 b. 𝐶 (𝑛 − 1, 𝑟 + 1)
c. 𝐶 (𝑛, 𝑟 + 1)
𝑦 d. 𝐶 (𝑛 + 2, 𝑟)
c. 𝑥 = 1+𝑦
29. Let [𝑥] denote the greatest integer
𝑦
function. What is the number of
d. 𝑥 = 1−𝑦 solutions of the equation
24. What is the inverse of the matrix 𝐴 = 𝑥 2 + 4𝑥 + [𝑥] = 0 in the interval
cos θ sin θ 0 [0,2]?
− sin θ cos θ 0
( 0 0 1) ? a. Zero (no solution)
b. One
cos θ − sin θ 0
sin θ cos θ 0
c. Two
a. ( 0 0 1) d. Three
30. A survey of 850 students in a

b.
cos θ
0
( sin θ
0
1
0
− sin θ
0
cos θ )

c k
University yields that 680 students like
music and 215 like dance. What is the
least number of students who like both
music and dance?

c.
1
0
(0
cos θ
0
cos θ
sin θ
0
− sin θ
cos θ )

sin θ 0

r a a. 40
b. 45
c. 50
d. 55

C
−sin θ cos θ 0
d. ( 0 0 1) 31. What is the sum of all two-digit
numbers which when divided by 3
25. If A is a 2 × 3 matrix and AB is a
2 × 5 matrix, then B must be a
a. 3 × 5 matrix
b. 5 × 3 matrix
S B leave 2 as the remainder?
a. 1565
b. 1585
c. 1635
c. 3 × 2 matrix
d. 5 × 2 matrix

2 3
S
26. If 𝐴 = (1 2) and A2 − kA − I2 = O,
where I2 is the 2 × 2 identity matrix,
then what is the value of k?
d. 1655
32. If 0 < a < 1, the value of 𝑙𝑜𝑔10𝑎 is
negative. This is justified by
a. Negative power of 10 is less
than 1
a. 4 b. Negative power of 10 is
b. -4 between 0 and 1
c. 8 c. Negative power of 10 is
positive
d. -8
d. Negative power of 10 is
27. What is the number of triangles that
negative
can be formed by choosing the vertices
from a set of 12 points in a plane, seven 33. The third term of a GP is 3. What is the
of which lie on the same straight line? product of the first 5 terms?
a. 185 a. 216
b. 175 b. 226
c. 115 c. 243
d. 105 d. Cannot be determined due to
insufficient data
28. What is 3
𝐶 (𝑛, 𝑟) + 2𝐶 (𝑛, 𝑟 − 1) + 𝐶(𝑛, 𝑟) equal 34. If 𝑥, 2 , 𝑧 are in AP; 𝑥, 3, 𝑧 are in GP;
to? then which one of the following will be
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in HP? a. 𝜋/4
a. x, 6, z b. 𝜋/2
b. x, 4, z c. 𝜋/3
c. z, 2, z d. 2𝜋/3
d. x, 1, z 41. If x, x − y and x + y are the angles of a
35. What is the value of the sum triangle (not an equilateral triangle)
11
such that tan(𝑥 − 𝑦), tan 𝑥, and
∑(in + in+1 ) tan(𝑥 + 𝑦) are in GP, what is x equal
n−2 to?
where 𝑖 = √−1 a. 𝜋/4
a. I b. 𝜋/3
b. 2i c. 𝜋/6
c. -2i d. 𝜋/2
d. 1 + i 42. ABC is a triangle inscribed in a circle

0<𝑥<
to?
𝜋
2
1
36. If sin 𝑥 = , sin 𝑦 =
√5
1
√10
, where
, then what is (𝑥 + 𝑦) equal

c k
with centre O. Let 𝛼 = BAC, where
45° < α < 90°. Let β = BOC.
Which one of the following is correct?
1− tan2 α
a. cos β = 1+ tan2 α
a. π

b.
𝜋
2

r a 1+ tan2 α
b. cos β = 1− tan2 α

c.

d. 0
𝜋
4

B C 2 tan α
c. cos β = 1+ tan2 α

d. sin β = 2 sin 2
α

a.
b.
c.
sin 𝑥
cos 𝑥
tan 𝑥
S
sin 5𝑥−sin 3𝑥
37. What is cos 5𝑥+cos 3𝑥 equal to?

S
43. If a flag-staff 6 m height placed on the
top of a tower throws a shadow of 2√3
m along the ground, then what is the
angle that the sun makes with the
ground?
d. cot 𝑥 a. 60°
38. What is sin 105° + cos 105° equal to? b. 45°
a. sin 50° c. 30°
b. cos 50° d. 15°
1 3
c. √2
1 44. What is tan−1 (4) + tan−1 (5) equal
to?
d. 0
a. 0
39. In a triangle ABC if 𝑎 = 2, 𝑏 = 3 and
sin 𝐴 = 2/3, then what is angle B equal b. 𝜋/4
to? c. 𝜋/3
a. 𝜋/4 d. 𝜋/2
b. 𝜋/2 45. A spherical balloon of radius r
c. 𝜋/3 subtends an angle α at the eye of an
observer, while the angle of elevation
d. 𝜋/6
of its centre is β. What is the height of
40. What is the principal value of the centre of the balloon (neglecting the
2𝜋
sin −1 (sin )? 3 height of the observer)?
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r sin β 𝜋 𝜋
a. α sin (𝑥 + 5 ) + cos (𝑥 5 ), where 𝑥 ∈
sin( )
2 𝜋
(0, ), is attained at
2
r sin β 𝜋
b. α a. 20
sin( )
4
β
r sin( ) 𝜋
2
c. sin α
b. 15

r sin α 𝜋
d. β
c. 10
sin( )
2
sin(𝑥+𝑦) 𝑎+𝑏 tan 𝑥 𝜋
46. If = 𝑎−𝑏, then what is tan 𝑦 d.
sin(𝑥−𝑦) 2
equal to?
a
a. 51. What is the distance between the points
b
which divide the line segment joining
b.

c.
b
a

a+b
a−a
c
a.k
(4, 3) and (5, 7) internally and
externally in the ratio 2:3?
12√17
5

d.
a−b
a+a

r a b.

c.
13√17

√17
5

47. If sin α + sin β = 0 = cos α + cos β,


where 0 < β < α < 2π, then which one
of the following is correct?
a. α = π − β
B C d.
5

6√17
5

b. α = π + β
c. α = 2π − β
d. 2α = π + 2β

S S
48. Suppose cos 𝐴 is given. If only one
𝐴
value of cos ( 2 ) is possible, then A
52. What is the angle between the straight
lines
(m2 − mn) y = (mn + n2 ) x + n3 and
(mn + m2 )y = (mn − n2 )x + m3 ,
where m > n?
2mn
must be a. tan−1 ( 2 2 )
m +n
a. An odd multiple of 90°
b. A multiple of 90° 4m2n2
b. tan−1 (m4−n4 )
c. An odd multiple of 180°
d. A multiple of 180°
4m2n2
49. If cos α + cos β + cos γ = 0, where c. tan−1 (m4+n4 )
𝜋 𝜋 𝜋
0 < α ≤ , 0 < β ≤ , 0 < γ ≤ , then
2 2 2
what is the value of sin α + sin β + d. 45°
sin γ?
a. 0 53. What is the equation of the straight line
b. 3 cutting off an intercept 2 from the
5√2 negative direction of y-axis and
c. 2 inclined at 30° with the positive
direction of x-axis?
3√2
d. 2
a. x − 2√3 y − 3√2 = 0
50. The maximum value of b. x + 2√3 y − 3√2 = 0
c. x + √3 y − 2√3 = 0
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d. x − √3 y − 2√3 = 0 d. 2𝑥 − 𝑦 = 1
54. What is the equation of the line passing 58. Let the coordinates of the points A, B,
through the point of intersection of the C be (1, 8, 4), (0, -11, 4) and (2, -3, 1)
lines respectively. What are the coordinates
𝑥 + 2𝑦 − 3 = 0 and 2𝑥 − 𝑦 + 5 = 0 of the point D which is the foot of the
and parallel to the line perpendicular from A on BC?
𝑦 − 𝑥 + 10 = 0? a. (3, 4. -2)
a. 7𝑥 − 7𝑦 + 18 = 0 b. (4, -2, 5)
b. 5𝑥 − 7𝑦 + 18 = 0 c. (4, 5, -2)
c. 5𝑥 − 5𝑦 + 18 = 0 d. (2, 4, 5)
d. 𝑥 − 𝑦 + 5 = 0 59. What is the equation of the plane
55. Consider the following statements: passing through the points (-2, 6, -6),
1. The length p of the perpendicular from (-3, 10, -9) and (-5, 0, -6)?
the origin to the line ax + by = c a. 2𝑥 − 𝑦 − 2𝑧 = 2
satisfies the relation p2 = 2 2 .
a +b
2. The length p of the perpendicular from
x y
the origin to the line + = 1 satisfies
a b
c2

k
b. 2𝑥 + 𝑦 + 3𝑧 = 3
c. 𝑥 + 𝑦 + 𝑧 = 6

c
d. 𝑥 − 𝑦 − 𝑧 = 3
60. A sphere of constant radius r through
the relation
1
p2
1
= a2 + b2.
3. The length of the perpendicular from
the origin to the line y = mx + c
1

1+m2 +c2
r a the origin intersects the coordinate axes
in A, B, and C. What is the locus of the
centroid of the triangle ABC?
a. 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 = 𝑟 2

C
1
satisfies the relation = . b. 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 = 4𝑟 2
p2 c2
c. 9(𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 ) = 4𝑟 2

B
Which of the above is/are correct?
a. 1, 2, and 3 d. 3(𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 ) = 2𝑟 2
61. The coordinates of the vertices P, Q,
b. 1 only
c. 1 and 2 only
d. 2 only

S S
56. What is the equation of the ellipse
whose vertices are (± 5,0) and foci are
at (± 4,0)?
and R of a triangle PQR are (1, -1, 1),
(3, -2, 2) and (0, 2, 6) respectively. If
RQP = θ, then what is PRQ equal to?
a. 30° + 𝜃
b. 45° − 𝜃
x2 y2 c. 60° − 𝜃
a. + =1 d. 90° − 𝜃
25 9
62. The perpendiculars that fall from any
x2 y2 point of the straight line 2𝑥 + 11𝑦 = 5
b. 16
+ 9
=1
upon the two straight lines
x2 y2
24𝑥 + 7𝑦 = 20 and 4𝑥 − 3𝑦 = 2 are
c. 25
+ 16 = 1 a. 12 and 4 respectively
b. 11 and 5 respectively
x2 y2 c. Equal to each other
d. 9
+ 25 = 1
d. Not equal to each other
57. What is the equation of the straight line
passing through the point (2, 3) and
63. The equation of the line, when the
portion of it intercepted between the
making an intercept on the positive y-
axes is divided by the point (2,3) in the
axis equal to twice its intercept on the
ratio of 3:2, is
positive x-axis?
a. 2𝑥 + 𝑦 = 5 a. Either 𝑥 + 𝑦 = 4 or 9𝑥 + 𝑦 =
12
b. 2𝑥 + 𝑦 = 7
b. Either 𝑥 + 𝑦 = 5 or 4𝑥 +
c. 𝑥 + 2𝑦 = 7
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9𝑦 = 30 b. 3î + 2ĵ + 9k̂


c. Either 𝑥 + 𝑦 = 4 or 𝑥 + 9𝑦 = c. 3î + 4ĵ + 9k̂
30 d. î + ĵ + k̂
d. Either 𝑥 + 𝑦 = 5 or 9𝑥 + ⃗⃗ + 3c⃗ = 0 and
69. If a⃗⃗ + 2b
4𝑦 = 30
⃗a⃗ × ⃗⃗ ⃗⃗ × c⃗) then
b × c⃗ + c⃗ × a⃗⃗ = λ(b
64. What is the distance between the
what is the value of λ?
straight lines 3𝑥 + 4𝑦 = 9 and
6𝑥 + 8𝑦 = 15?
a. 2
a. 3/2 b. 3
b. 3/10 c. 4
c. 6 d. 6
d. 5 70. If the vectors ⃗⃗k and ⃗A⃗ are parallel to
65. What is the equation to the sphere each other, then what is kk ⃗⃗ × ⃗A⃗ equal
whose centre is at (-2, 3, 4) and radius to?
is 6 units?
a. 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 + 4𝑥 − 6𝑦 −
8𝑧 = 7
b. 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 + 6𝑥 − 4𝑦 −
c k
a. k 2 A
b. 0
⃗⃗

c. −k 2 ⃗A⃗
d. A ⃗⃗
8𝑧 = 7
c. 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 + 4𝑥 − 6𝑦 −
8𝑧 = 4
d. 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 𝑧 2 + 4𝑥 + 6𝑦 +
r a
71. Which one of the following is correct
in respect of the function f: R → R+
defined as 𝑓 (𝑥) = |𝑥 + 1|?
a. 𝑓 (𝑥) 2 = [𝑓(𝑥)] 2
8𝑧 = 4
66. If 𝑎⃗ and 𝑏⃗⃗ are vectors such that
|𝑎⃗| = 2, |𝑏⃗⃗| = 7 and
a⃗⃗ × ⃗⃗
B C
b = 3î + 2ĵ + 6k̂, then what is the
b. 𝑓 |(𝑥)| = |𝑓(𝑥)|
c. 𝑓 (𝑥 + 𝑦) = 𝑓 (𝑥) + |𝑓(𝑦)
d. None of the above
72. Suppose f: R → R+ is defined by

a. 30°
b. 45°
c. 60°
d. 90°
S S
acute angle between 𝑎⃗ and 𝑏⃗⃗?

a.
b.
𝑥2
𝑓(𝑥 ) = 1+𝑥 2 .What is the range of the
function?
[0, 1)
[0, 1]
c. (0, 1]
67. Let 𝑝⃗ and 𝑞⃗ be the position vectors of d. (0, 1)
the points P and Q respectively with 73. If 𝑓 (𝑥) = |𝑥| + |𝑥 + 1| , then which
respect to origin O. The points R and S one of the following is correct?
divide PQ internally and externally
a. 𝑓 (𝑥) is continuous at 𝑥 = 0
respectively in the ratio 2:3. If ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
OR and and 𝑥 = 1
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
OS are perpendicular, then which one of b. 𝑓 (𝑥) is continuous at 𝑥 = 0
the following is correct? but not at 𝑥 = 1
a. 9𝑝2 = 4𝑞2 c. 𝑓 (𝑥) is continuous at 𝑥 = 1
b. 4𝑝2 = 9𝑞2 but not at 𝑥 = 0
c. 9𝑝 = 4𝑞 d. 𝑓 (𝑥) is neither continuous at
d. 4𝑝 = 9𝑞 𝑥 = 0 nor at 𝑥 = 1
68. What is the moment about the point 74. Consider the function f(x) =
î + 2ĵ − k̂ of a force represented by 2
{x ℓn|x| x ≠ 0 What is 𝑓′(0) equal
3î + k̂ acting through the point 0 x=0
2î − ĵ + 3k̂? to?
a. −3î + 11ĵ + 9k̂ a. 0
b. -1
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𝜋
c. 1
d. It does not exist ∫ 𝑒𝑥
75. What is the area of the region bounded 0
by the parabola 𝑦 2 = 6(𝑥 − 1) and equal to?
𝑒 𝜋 +1
𝑦 2 = 3𝑥? a. 2
√6
a. 3 𝑒 𝜋 −1
b. 2
2√6
b. 3
c. 𝑒 𝜋 + 1
4√6
c. 𝑒 𝜋 +1
3 d. 4
𝑥 2−9
5√6 80. If 𝑓 (𝑥) = 𝑥 2−2𝑥−3 , 𝑥 ≠ 3 is
d. 3
continuous at 𝑥 = 3, then which one of
Consider the following information
for the next three (03) items that
follow:
c k
the following is correct?
a. 𝑓 (3) = 0
b. 𝑓 (3) = 1.5
Three sides of a trapezium be the angle
between a pair of adjacent sides.

76. If the area of the trapezium is


r a c. 𝑓 (3) = 3
d. 𝑓 (3) = −1.5
81. What is
𝑒

maximum, what is the length of the


fourth side?
a.
𝜋
6

B C ∫ x ℓn x dx
1
equal to?
a.
𝑒+1

S
4
𝜋
b. 4 𝑒 2 +1

S
b. 4
𝜋
c. 3
𝑒−1
c. 4
2𝜋
d. 5
𝑒 2 −1
77. If the area of the trapezium is d. 4
maximum, what is the length of the 82. What is
fourth side? √2
a. 8 cm
b. 9 cm ∫ [𝑥 2 ]
c. 10 cm 0
equal to (where [.] is the greatest
d. 12 cm
integer function)?
78. What is the maximum area of the
trapezium? a. √2 − 1
a. 36√3 𝑐𝑚2 b. 1 − √2
b. 30√3 𝑐𝑚2 c. 2(√2 − 1)
c. 27√3 𝑐𝑚2 d. √3 − 1
d. 24√3 𝑐𝑚2 83. What is the maximum value of
79. What is 16sinθ − 12sin2 θ?
a. 3/4
b. 4/3
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c. 16/3
d. 4 a. ℓn(2x − 1) + c
84. If f: R → S defined by
ℓn(1−2−x )
𝑓(𝑥) = 4 sin 𝑥 − 3 cos 𝑥 + 1 is onto, b. +c
ℓn 2
then what is S equal to?
a. [−5, 5] ℓn(2−x−1)
c. +c
b. (−5, 5) 2 ℓn 2
c. (−4, 6)
ℓn(1+2−x )
d. [−4, 6] d. ℓn 2
+𝑐
85. For f to be a function, what is the
1
domain of f, if f(x) = ? 91. The order and degree of the differential
√|x|−x
equation y 2 = 4a(x − a), where ‘a’ is
a. (−∞, 0)
an arbitrary constant, are respectively
b. (0, ∞)
a. 1,2
c.
d.
(−∞, ∞)
(−∞, 0]
86. What is the solution of the differential
equation x dy − y dx = 0?
b. 2,1
c. 2,2
d. 1,1

c k
92. What is the value of
a. xy = c
b. y = cx
c. x + y = c
d. x − y = c
r a −π/4
π/4

∫ (sin x − tan x) dx

C
1 1
87. What is the derivative of the function a. − √2 + ℓ𝑛 (√2)
f(x) = etan x + ℓn(sec x) − eℓn x b. √2
1
π
at x = 4 ?
a. e/2
b. e
S B 93. If
c. 0
d. √2
c. 2e
d. 4e
S
88. Which one of the following differential
equations has a periodic solution?
a.
d2 x
dt2
+ μx = 0
b

∫ x 3 dx = 0
a
and
b
2
∫ x 2 dx =
d2 x
3
b. − μx = 0 a
dt2 then what are the values of a and b
dx
respectively?
c. x dt + μt = 0 a. -1,1
b. 1,1
dx c. 0,0
d. dt
+ μxt = 0
d. 2, -2
89. What is the period of the function 94. What is
1
𝑓(𝑥) = sin 𝑥?
∫ 𝑥 (1 − 𝑥) 9 𝑑𝑥
a. 𝜋/4
b. 𝜋/2 0
equal to?
c. 𝜋
a. 1/110
d. 2𝜋
𝑑𝑥 b. 1/132
90. What is ∫ 2𝑥 −1 equal to?
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c. 1/148 a. 4, 5
d. 1/240 b. 2, 3
c. 3, 2
tan x
95. What is lim sin 2x equal to? d. 5, 4
x→0
101. In a Binomial Distribution, the
a. 1/2 mean is three times its variance. What
is the probability of exactly 3 successes
b. 1
out of 5 trials?
c. 2
a. 80/243
d. Limit does not exist
b. 40/243
√2x+3h−√2x
c. 20/243
96. What is lim 2h
equal to? d. 10/243
h→0
102. Consider the following
1 statements:
a.

b.
2√2x

3
√2x
2. P(A ∩ B

c k
1. P (A̅ ∪ B) = P(A ̅ ) + P(B) − P(A̅ ∩ B)
̅) = P(B) − P(A ∩ B)
3. P(A ∩ B) = P(B) P(A | B)
Which of the above statements are
c.

d.
3
2√2x

3
4√2x

r a correct?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only

97. If 𝑓(𝑥) is an even function, where


𝑓(𝑥) ≠ 0, then which one of the
following is correct?
B C 103.
d. 1, 2, and 3
If the correlation coefficient
between x and y is 0.6, covariance is 27
and variance of y is 25, then what is the

S
a. f ′ (x) is even function
b. f ′ (x) is odd function

S
c. f ′ (x) may be an even or odd
function depending on the
type of function
d. f ′ (x) is a constant function
variance of x?
a. 9/5
b. 81/25
c. 9
d. 81
104. The probabilities that a student
2 dy
98. If y = ex sin 2x , then what is dx at will solve Question A and Question B
x = π equal to? are 0.4 and 0.5 respectively. What is the
2 probability that he solves at least one of
a. (1 + π)ex
2 the two questions?
b. 2π eπ a. 0.6
2
c. 2eπ b. 0.7
2
d. ex c. 0.8
99. What is the solution of d. 0.9
(1 + 2x) dy (1 − 2y) dx = 0 ? 105. Let x̅ be the mean of x1 , x2 , x3 ,
a. x − y − 2xy = c …., xn . If xi = a + cyi , for some
b. y − x − 2xy = c constants a and c, then what will be the
c. y + x − 2xy = c mean of y1 , y2 , y3 , …., yn ?
d. x + y + 2xy = c a. a + cx ̅
100. What are the order and degree,
1
respectively, of the differential equation b. a − e x̅
d3 y 2 dy
(
dx3
) = y 4 + (dx) 5
?
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1
c. x̅ − a a. 1 only
e
b. 2 only
x̅−a c. Both 1 and 2
d. c d. Neither 1 and 2
110. What is the median of the
106. Consider the following numbers 4.6, 0, 9.3, -4.8, 7.6, 2.3, 12.7,
statements: 3.5, 8.2, 6.1, 3.9, 5.2?
1. If the correlation coefficient a. 3.8
𝑟𝑥𝑦 = 0, then the two lines of
b. 4.9
regression are parallel to each other. c. 5.7
2. If the correlation coefficient
d. 6.0
𝑟𝑥𝑦 = +1 , then the two lines of
111. In a test in Mathematics, 20% of
regression are perpendicular to each the students obtained “first class”. If the
other.
data are represented by a Pie-Chart,

k
Which of the above statements is/are what is the central angle corresponding
correct? to “first class”?

c
a. 1 only a. 20°
b. 2 only b. 36°

107.
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
If 4𝑥 − 5𝑦 + 33 = 0 and 20𝑥 −
9𝑦 = 107 are two lines of regression,
then what are the values of x̅ and y̅
r a
112.
c. 72°
d. 144°
The mean and standard
deviation of a set of values are 5 and 2
respectively?
a. 12 and 18
b. 18 and 12
B C respectively. If 5 is added to each value,
then what is the coefficient of variation
for the new set of values?
a. 10

108.
c. 13 and 17
d. 17 and 13

S S
Consider the following
statements:
1. Mean is independent of change in
scale and changes in origin.
113.
b. 20
c. 40
d. 70
A train covers the first 5 km of
its journey at a speed of 30 km/hr and
the next 15km at speed of 45 km/hr.
2. Variance is independent of change What is the average speed of the train?
in scale but not in origin.
a. 35 km/hr
Which of the above statements
is / are correct? b. 37.5 km/hr
a. 1 only c. 39.5 km/hr
b. 2 only d. 40 km/hr
c. Both 1 and 2 114. Two fair dice are rolled. What is
the probability of getting a sum of 7?
d. Neither 1 nor 2
a. 1/36
109. Consider the following
statements: b. 1/6
1. The sum of deviations from mean is c. 7/12
always zero. d. 5/12
2. The sum of absolute deviations is 115. If A and B are two events such
minimum when taken around that 2P(A) = 3P(B), where
median. 0 < P(A) < P(B) < 1 , then which one
Which of the above statements is/ of the following is correct?
are correct? a. P(A | B) < P(B| A) <
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P(A ∩ B) 120. The standard deviation σ of the


b. P(A ∩ B) < P(B| A) < first N natural numbers can be obtained
P(A | B) using which one of the following
c. P(B| A) < P(A | B) < formulae?
P(A ∩ B) N2 −1
a. σ = 12
d. P(A ∩ B) < P(A | B) <
P(B| A)
N2−1
116. A box has ten chits numbered 0, b. σ = √ 12
1, 2, 3, …., 9. First, one chit is drawn at
random and kept aside. From the
N −1
remaining, a second chit is drawn at c. σ = √ 12
random. What is the probability that the
second chit drawn is “9”?
N2−1
a. 1/10 d. σ = √ 6N

117.
b. 1/9
c. 1/90
d. None of the above
One bag contains 3 white and 2
c k
black balls, another bag contains 5
white and 3 black balls. If a bag is
chosen at random and a ball is drawn
from it, what is the chance that it is
r a
white?
a. 3/8
b. 49/80
c. 8/13
B C
118.
d. 1/2

S S
Consider the following in
respect of two events A and B:
1. P (A occurs but not B) = P(A) − P(B)
if B ⊂ A
2. P (A alone or B alone occurs) = P(A) +
P(B) − P(A ∩ B)
3. P(A ∪ B) = P(A) + P(B) if A and B
are mutually exclusive
Which of the above is/ are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1 and 2 only
119. A committee of three has to be
chosen from a group of 4 men and 5
women. If the selection is made at
random, what is the probability that
exactly two members are men?
a. 5/14
b. 1/21
c. 3/14
d. 8/21
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1. (b) (a + b)/2 5 a2 + b2 + 2b 100


Putting 𝑛 = 1, 121𝑛 − 25𝑛 + 1900𝑛 − = ⇒ =
√ab 3 ab 9
(−4) 𝑛 = 121 − 25 + 1900 + 4 = 2000
Which is divisible by 2000. ⇒ 9t 2 − 82t + 9 = 0 [where t = a/b]
⇒ t = 9, 1/9
2. (b) ⇒ a ∶ b = 9 ∶ 1 OR a ∶ b = 1 ∶ 9
1 1 1 1
n+ n+ n +.....+
log 2 log 3 log 4 log n2017 10. (b)
= log 2n + log 3n + log 4n + . . . . . + log 2017
n
m+n m+n
= log 2017! = log 2017! α= nC ,β= mC
n 2017! = 1
∴ α=β
3. (b)
43 43
C 2r+1 = C 43−r−2 ⇒ 3r + 1 = 41 11. (c)
⇒ r = 14 x + log15 (1 + 3x ) = xlog 15 5 + log15 12
4. (c)
Arg(−1 − i) = π +
π
4
=−

4
c k
⟹ log15 15x + log15 (1 + 3x ) = log15 5x + log 15 12
⟹ log15 15x (1 + 3x ) = log15 (5x × 12)
⟹ 15x (1 + 3x ) = 5x × 12
⟹ 3x + 32x = 12 ⟹ x = 1
5. (c)
Let z = x + iy
(x + iy) 2+ α(x + iy) + β = 0
r a 12. (a)
The last digit is fixed as ‘0’.
⟹ x 2 − y 2 + 2ixy + αx + iαy + β = 0
Equating real and imaginary parts
separately, we get
x 2 − y 2 + αx + β = 0 , (2x + α)y = 0
B C ∴ No. of ways = 4 × 3 × 2 = 24

13. (c)
Required No.
Now, 2x + α = 0 (∵ y = 0)
⟹ α = −2 (∵ x = Re z = 1)
Now, 1 − y 2 − 2 + β = 0

S S
⟹ β = 1 + y 2 > 1 (∵ y ∈ R, y ≠ 0)
⟹ β ∈ (1, ∞)
= (54 + 63) + (18 − 10) = 125

14. (d)
Required No. = 18 − 10 = 8

15. (c)
6. (c) α−β |α − β| |α − β|
| |= = =1
𝐶 = (A ∩ B′) ∪ (A′ ∩ B) ̅ − αβ̅
α. α ̅ − β̅| ̅̅̅̅̅̅̅̅̅
|α||α |α − β|
= (A − B) ∪ (B − A) = (A ∪ B) − (A ∩ B)
16. (a)
7. (d) |1 − x| + x 2 = 5
No. of ways = 5 × 4 × 3 = 60 ⟹ 1 − x + x 2 = 5, x < 1
Or −1 + x + x 2 = 5, x ≥ 1
8. (a) ⟹ x 2 − x − 4 = 0 , x < 1 or
|1 − 2i| x = 5x x2 + x − 6 = 0 , x ≥ 1
⇒ 5x/2 = 5x −1−√17
⟹x= or x = 2
⇒x=0 2
There is no non-zero integral solution. Equation has a rational root and an
irrational root.
9. (c)
17. (d)
31 = 16 + 8 + 4 + 2 + 1
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∴ Binary expression of decimal number 26. (a)


31 = 11111 A2 − I2 = kA
5 8 1 0 k 2k
⟹[ ]−[ ]=[ ]
18. (a) 8 13 0 1 2k 3k
1000 4 8 k 2k
i + i1001 + i1002 + i1003 = 1 + i + i2 + i3 ⟹[ ]−[ ]⇒k=4
8 12 2k 3k
⟹ 1+i−1−i = 0
27. (a)
19. (a) No. of triangle
1 1 1 1
+ + + .....+ = 12C 3 − 7C 3 = 220 − 35 = 185
log 2 N log 3 N log 4 N log100 N
1
= 𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑁2 + 𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑁3 +. . . . . +𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑁100 = 𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑁100! = 𝑁 28. (d)
𝑙𝑜𝑔100! n n n n
rC + r−1C + r−1C + r−2C
20. (b) = n+1rC + n+1
r−1C =
n+2
rC

z = √3 + i
r = √3 + 1 = 2
π
argument = 6
29. (a)

c k
No. of solution = one

π
So, z = 2 (cos 6 + i sin 6 )

21. (c)
π

r a
Let y = 2√3 x
Now, (1 + y) 11 + (1 − y) 11 has no. of
terms
=
11 + 1
=6
B C
22. (d)
2

S S
55 + 75 is divisible by 5 + 7 = 12
30. (b)
Required No.
= 680 + 215 − 850 = 45

31. (c)
23. (a)
Sum = 11 + 14+. . . . . +98
Using formula for sum of infinite terms
11 + 98
of GP =( ) × 30 = 109 × 15 = 1635
1 1 2
x= =
1 − (−y) 1 + y 32. (b)
Negative power of 10 will always be
24. (a) between 0 & 1.
In this case,
A−1 = adj A = (co − factor A) T 33. (c)
cos θ − sin θ 0 3 3
= [ sin θ cos θ 0] Product = × × 3 × 3r × 3r 2 = 243
r2 r
0 0 1
34. (a)
25. (a) x + z = 3 , xz = 9
(A) (2×3) × (B) (3×5) = (AB) (2×5) 2xz 18
= = 6 ⟹ x, 6, z ∈ H. P
x+z 3
∴ B must be 3 × 5 matrix
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35. (c) 6
tan θ = = √3 ⟹ θ = 60°
Sum = i2 + 2i3 + 2i4 +. . . . . +2i10 + 2i11 + i12 2√3
= 2i11 = 2i3 = −2i 44. (b)
1 3
36. (c) tan−1 ( 4+5 ) = tan−1 (1) =
π
1 1 1 3 4
sin x = , sin y = 1 − (4) × (5)
√5 √10
sin(x + y) = sin x . cos y + cos x sin y
1 2
45. (a)
cos x = √1 − 5 = , Let H be the height and R be the
√5
1 9 3
distance of centre of balloon from the
cos y = √1 − =√ = observer.
10 10 √10
1 3 2 1 5 1 r
sin(x + y) = × + × = = R=
√5 √10 √5 √10 √50
sin α /2
√2
r sin β
⟹ x + y = 45°

37. (c)
sin 5x − sin 3x 2 cos 4x. sin x
= = tan x
46. (a)
k
H = R sin β =

c
sin α /2

cos 5x + cos 3x 2 cos 4x. cos x

38. (c)
sin(90° + 15°) + cos 105° = cos 15° + cos 105°
r a sin(x + y) + sin(x − y) a


2 sin y cos x
= ⟹
b
=
sin(x + y) − sin(x − y) b
2 sin x cos y a tan x a
=
tan y b
= 2 cos 60° . cos 45° = 2 ×

39. (b)
1 1
× =
1
2 √2 √2

B C 47. (b)
(sin α + sin β) 2+(cos α + cos β) 2= 0
⟹ 2 + 2 cos(α − β) = 0

2
a

=
=

3
b
sin A sin B

2/3 sin B S S ⟹ cos(α − β) = −1 = cos π


⟹ α = π+β

48. (c)
A must be odd multiple of 180°
π
sin B = 1 , B =
2 49. (b)
π
40. (c) cos α + cos β + cos γ = 0, 0 < α ≤ 2 ,
π π
2𝜋 𝜋 𝜋 0<β≤ ,0<γ<
sin−1 (sin ) = sin−1 sin (𝜋 − ) = sin−1 sin 2 2
3 3 3 𝜋
𝜋 ⟹α=β=γ=
= 2
3
⟹ sin α + sin β + sin γ = 3
41. (b)
Sum of angles of a triangle = π 50. (a)
π π
⟹ x − y + x + x + y = π ⟹ x = π/3 f(x) = sin (x + ) + cos (x + )
5 5
π π
42. (a) = √2 sin (x + + )
5 4
π π π
1 − tan 2 α f(x) is maximum when x + + =
cos β = cos 2α = 5 4 2
1 + tan 2 α π
⟹x=
43. (a) 20
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51. (a) 1+2λ


Now, λ−2
= 1 ⟹ λ = −3
∴ Equation is −5x + 5y − 18 = 0
⟹ 5x − 5y + 18 = 0

55. (c)
Statement 1

2
22 23 12
∴ PQ = √(2 − ) + (−5 − )2 = √17
5 5 5

52. (b)
Slope S1=
mn+n2
m2 −mn
, Slope S2=
mn + n2

mn − n2
mn−n2
mn+m2
P=

c k
|−c|
√a2 + b 2
It is true.
Statement 2
⟹ P2 =
c2
a2 + b 2

1+ 2
After solving
2
Angle = tan−1 ( m − mn 2 mn + m 2 )
mn + n
×
2
mn − n
m + mn mn + m2

r a
Angle = tan−1 ( 4

53. (d)
4m2 n2
m − n4
)

B C
S S P
1
2
1
= 2+ 2
a
It is true.
Statement 3
1
b

Equation of line is c2 1 m2 + 1
1 ⟹ P2 = ⟹ =
y= x−2 m2 + 1 P2 c2
√3 It is false.
⟹ √3y = x − 2√3
⟹ x − √3y − 2√3 = 0 56. (a)
c = 4, a = 5
54. (c) b2 = 25 − 16 = 9
Equation of line is ∴ Equation of ellipse is
x + 2y − 3 + λ (2x − y + 5) = 0 x2 y2
⟹ (1 + 2𝜆)𝑥 + (2 − 𝜆)𝑦 + 5𝜆 − 3 = 0 + =1
25 9
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57. (b)
x y
Equation of line is + =1
a 2a
⟹ 2x + y = 2a ...(1)
Putting (2, 3), we get 2a = 7
∴ Equation of line is 2x + y = 7

58. (c)
Equation of BC is
⟹ ∠QPR = 90°
x − 0 y + 11 z − 4
= = = λ (say) We have, ∠RQP = θ
2 8 −3
⟹ ∠PRQ = 90° − θ
⟹ x = 2λ , y = 8λ − 11, z = −3λ + 4
Now, 2(x − 1) + 8(y − 8) − 3(z − 4) = 0
62. (c)
⟹ 2x + 8y − 3z = 54 5
Let, (2 , 0) be a point on 2x + 11y = 5.
⟹ 4λ + 64λ − 88 + 9λ − 12 = 54
⟹λ=2
∴ foot = (4, 5, −2)

c k
24x + 7y = 20 is
8
5
5
Now, perpendicular from (2 , 0) to

59. (a)
Equation of plane is
x+2 y−6 z+6
| −1 4 −3 | = 0
r a 4x − 3y = 2 is
5
5
Perpendicular from (2 , 0) to
8

−3 −6 0

⟹ (z + 6)(18) + 3[−6(x + 2) + 3(y − 6)] = 0


⟹ 18z + 108 + 3(−6x − 12 + 3y − 18) = 0
B C 63. (d)

⟹ 2x − y − 2z = 2

60. (c)

S S
Let A (a, 0, 0), B (0, b, 0), C (0, 0, c)
Equation sphere is
x 2 + y 2 + z 2 − ax − by − cz = 0
1 2a
r = √a2 + b 2 + c 2 ⟹ a2 + b2 + c 2 = 4r 2 Now 5 = 2 ⟹ a = 5
2
Let, (α, β, γ) be the centroid of triangle. 3𝑏
=3 ⟹b=5
a b c 5
⟹ α = ,β = ,γ = Equation of line is x + y = 5.
3 3 3
2 2 2 a2 b2 c2 4r2
Now, α + β + γ = + + =
9 9 9 9
⟹ 9(α2 + β2 + γ2 ) = 4r 2
⟹ Locus is given by, 9(x 2 + y 2 + z 2 ) = 4r 2

61. (d)
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
PQ . ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
PR = 0

3a 10
=2⟹a=
5 3
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2b 15 ⃗ ) = −3c⃗⃗ ⟹ a⃗ × ⃗b + 2b
(a⃗ + 2b ⃗ × ⃗b = −3c × ⃗b
=3⟹b=
5 2 ⇒ a⃗ × ⃗b = 3(b
⃗ × c)
Equation of line is
3x 2y ⃗ ⟹ 3(c × a⃗) + (a⃗ × a⃗)
3c + a⃗ = −2b
+ =1 ⃗ × a⃗
10 15 = −2b
⟹ 9x + 4y = 30 ⃗ ) = 6(b
⟹ 3(c × a⃗) = 2(a⃗ × b ⃗ × c)
⟹ c × a⃗ = 2(b⃗ × c)
64. (b)
15 Now,
|9 − |
Distance = 2 = 3 ⃗ +b
a⃗ × b ⃗ × c + c × a⃗ = 6(b
⃗ × c) ⟹ λ = 6
5 10
70. (b)
65. (a)
Cross product of parallel vectors = ⃗0
(x + 2) 2+(y − 3) 2+(z − 4) 2 = 62
⟹ x 2 + y 2 + z 2 + 4x − 6y − 8z

2 2 2
= 62 − 22 − 32 − 42
⟹ x + y + z + 4x − 6y − 8z = 7
71. (d)

k
f(x) = |x + 1|

c
going through options
(a) f(x 2 ) = |x 2 + 1|
66. (a)

sin θ =
|a⃗ × ⃗b|
⃗|
|a⃗||b
=
7
=
2×7 2
1

r a {f(x)} 2 = (x + 1) 2
Which implies f(x 2 ) ≠ {f(x)} 2
(b) f(|x|) = ||x| + 1|
⟹ θ = 30°

67. (a)

B C |f(x)| = ||x + 1|| = |x + 1|


Which implies f(|x|) ≠ |f(x)|
(c) f(x + y) = |x + y + 1|
f(x) + f(y) = |x + 1| + |y + 1|

S S 72. (a)
Which implies
f(x + y) ≠ f(x) + f(y)
Option d is correct.

𝑥2
𝑦 = 𝑓 (𝑥) =
1+𝑥 2
3p⃗ + 2q⃗ Clearly y ≥ 0 , Again x 2 < 1 + x 2
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
OR = , ⃗⃗⃗⃗
OS = 3p
⃗ − 2q

5 So, Range is [0, 1)
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
OR . ⃗⃗⃗⃗
OS = 0
1 73. (a)
⟹ (3p ⃗ + 2q⃗ ). (3p ⃗)=0
⃗ − 2q
5
⟹ 9|p ⃗ | 2 − 4|q⃗ | 2 = 0 ⟹ 9p2 = 4q2

68. (a)
r = (2î − ĵ + 3k̂) − (î + 2ĵ − k̂)
= î − 3ĵ + 4k̂
⃗ = (î − 3ĵ + 4k̂) × (3î + k̂) Clearly f(x) is continuous at x=0 and 1.
⃗ =r×F
π
= −3î + 11ĵ + 9k̂ 74. (a)
f(h) − f(0)
69. (d) f ′(0) = lim
h→0 h
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h2 log h d2 A
= lim =0 <0
h→0 h dx 2
x 3 1
75. (c) Now, cos α = 6 = 6 = 2 ⟹ α = 3

77. (d)
Fourth side = 6 + 6 = 12

78. (c)
Maximum area = 9 × 3√3 = 27√3

79. (a)
π

I = ∫ ex sin x dx
Solving y 2 = 6(x − 1) and y 2 = 3x
We get 6x − 6 = 3x ⟹ x = 2
⟹ y = ±√6
√6
= [sin x ∙
0

c
ex ]π0 k π

− ∫ − sin x ∙ ex dx
0

a
2 2
y y
Area = ∫ (1 + − ) dy π
6 3
= 0 − {[cos x ∙ ex ]π0 − ∫ − sin x ∙ ex dx}
√6
−√6

y2
= 2 ∫ (y − ) dy
0
6

C r
= −[−eπ − 1] − I
0

y3
= 2 [y − ] = 2 ×
18 0
√6
2√6 4√6
3
=
3

S B ⟹ 2I = eπ + 1 ⟹ I =

80. (b)
2x
eπ + 1
2

76. (c)
1
2

= (6 + x)√36 −
S
A = Area = (6 + 6 + 2x)√36 − x 2

x2
f(3) = lim

=
6
4
= 1.5
x→3 2x − 2
(L. Hospital rule)

81. (b)
e e e
x2 1 x2
∫ x log x dx = [log x ∙ ] − ∫ ∙ dx
2 1 x 2
1 1
𝑒2 1 1 2 𝑒 𝑒2 𝑒2 − 1 𝑒2 + 1
= − × [𝑥 ]1 = − =
2 2 2 2 4 4
dA −2x
= (6 + x) ( ) + √36 − x 2 82. (a)
dx 2√36 − x 2 √2 1 √2
2
x(6 + x) 36 − 6x − 2x ∫ [x 2 ] dx = ∫ 0 dx + ∫ 1 dx = √2 − 1
= √36 − x 2 − =
√36 − x2 √36 − x2 0 0 1

dA
= 0 ⟹ 36 − 6x − 2x 2 = 0 ⟹ x = 3 83. (c)
dx Let, sin θ = x , clearly x ∈ [−1, 1]
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84. (d) y dy y dy
y 2 = 4 ( ) ( ) (x − )
∵ f(x) = 4 sec x − 3 cos x + 1 2 dx 2 dx
Minimum f = √42 + (−3)2 + 1 = −4 dy y dy
⟹ y 2 = 2y (x − )
dx 2 dx
Maximum 𝑓 = √42 + (−3)2 + 1 = 6
2
dy 2
dy 2
S = Range of f ⟹ y = 2xy − y ( )
= [Minimum f, maximum f] = [−4, 6] dx dx
Degree 2.
85. (a)
92. (c)
f(x) is defined if
f(x) = sin x − tan x
|x| − x > 0 ⟹ |x| > x
⟹ f(−x) = − sin x + tan x = −f(x)
For x > 0 , x > x , (not possible)
⟹ f(x) is odd function.
For x < 0, −x > x ⟹ 2x < 0 ⟹ x < 0 π/4
(possible)
⟹ ∫ (sin x − tan x)dx = 0
So, domain of f = (−∞, 0)

86. (b)
xdy − ydx = 0 93. (a)
π
4

c k

xdy − ydx
x 2
y
𝑦
= 0 ⟹ d( ) = 0
𝑥
Integrating, we get x = c ⟹ y = cx

r a a
b

∫ x 3 dx = 0 ⟹ a = −b

(∵ x 3 is an odd function)
87. (c)
f(x) = etan x + ℓn(sec x) − x
f ′(x) = etan x . sec 2 x +
B C
sec x tan x
−1
Now,
𝑏
2
∫ x dx = ⟹ 2 ∫ x 2 dx =
3
2
2
3
𝑏

88. (a)
It is obvious.
S S
f ′ (π/4) = 2e + 1 − 1 = 2e
sec x −𝑏

94. (a)
x 1 3 b
⟹ [ ] = ⟹ b3 = 1 ⟹ b = 1
3 0 3
0

1 1
89. (d)
∫ x(1 − x )9 dx = ∫(1 − x)x 9 dx
Period of f(x) = sin x is 2π
0 0
90. (b) 1 1
dx 1 2−x log 2 x10 x11
∫ x = ∫ dx = ∫(x 9 − x10 ) dx = [ − ]
2 − 1 log 2 1 − 2−x 10 11 0
0
1
= log(1 − 2−x ) + c 1 1 1
log 2 = − =
10 11 100
91. (a) 95. (a)
y 2 = 4a(x − a) … . . (1) tan x 1
Order = 1. Lt =
x→0 sin 2x 2
Differentiating, both sides, we get
dy y dy 96. (d)
2y = 4a ⟹ ( ) = a
dx 2 dx 1
×3
Putting in (1), we get 2√2x + 3h 3
Lt =
x→0 2 4√2x
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97. (b) 104. (b)


f(x) is even function ⟹ f ′ (x) is odd P = A ∪ B) = 1 − P(A′ ∩ B′)
(
function. = 1 − [(1 − 0.4) × (1 − 0.5)]
= 1 − 0.3 = 0.7
98. (c)
dy 2 2 105. (d)
= 2ex cos 2x + 2xex sin 2x
dx Mean of xi = x̅
2
= 2ex (cos 2x + x sin 2x) Mean of a + cyi = x̅
2 2
= 2eπ {cos π + π sin 2π} = 2eπ Mean of cyi = x̅ − a
x̅−a
Mean of yi = c
99. (a)
(1 + 2x)dy = (1 − 2y)dx 106. (d)
dx dx If r = 0, lines of regression are
⟹∫ =∫
1 + 2x 1 − 2y
1 1 1
⟹ log(1 + 2x) = − log(1 − 2y) + log c
2 2 2
⟹ log(1 + 2𝑥) (1 − 2𝑦) = 𝑐 ⟹ x − y − 2xy = c
wrong.

c k
perpendicular and when r = 1, lines of
regression are so, both statements are

100. (c)
Order = 3, Degree = 2

r a
107. (c)
Solving 4x̅ − 5y̅ + 33 = 0 and
20x̅ + 9y̅ − 107 = 0
We get x̅ = 13, 𝑦 = 17
101.

⟹q= ⟹p=
(a)
np= 3 npq, where n= no. of trials
1
3
2
3
B C 108. (d)
Mean changes with changes in origin.

S
3 Variance is independent to the choice of
5
2 1 2 80
P(x = 3) = C3 ( ) × ( ) = origin.
3 3 243

102.

P(A
true.
(b)
Statement 1
̅∪ B
̅) = P(A
S
̅ ) + P(B) − P(A̅ ∩ B) is
109.

110.
(c)
By the properties of deviation

(b)
On arranging these 12 numbers in
Statement 2
̅) = P(B) − P(A ∩ B) is false. ascending order, the sixth and seventh
P(A ∩ B
terms are 4.6 and 5.2.
Statement 3 4.6 + 5.2
P(A ∩ B) = P(B) × P(A/B) is true. ∴ Median = = 4.9
2
103. (d) 111. (c)
( )
σ x =? 20% of 360° = 72°
σ2 (y) = 25 ⟹ σ(y) = 5
CoV(x, y) 112. (b)
CoV(x, y) =
σ(x)σ(y) New mean = 5 + 5 = 10
CoV(x, y) 27 × 5 New σ = Old σ = 2
⟹ σ(x) = = =9
( ) (
r x, y σ y) 3×5 Coefficient of variation =
σ
× 100
mean
⟹ Variance of x = σ2 (x) = 81 2
= × 100 = 20
10
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113. (d) 120. (b)


5 + 15 20 × 90 n n 2
Average speed = = 1 1
5 15 15 + 30 σ = ∑ xi2 − ( ∑ xi )
2
30 + 45 n
i−1
n
i−1
= 40 km/hr 1 1
2
= (12 + 22 + ⋯ . . n2 ) − ( (1 + 2 + 3 + ⋯ . n))
n n
114. (b) 1 n(n + 1)(2n + 1) (n + 1) n2 − 1
E = {(1, 6), (2, 5), (3, 4), (4, 3), (5, 2), (6, 1)} = × − =
n 6 2 12
6 1
n(E) = 6 , n(S) = 36 ⟹ P(E) = = n2
36 6 =σ=√
12
115. (b)
2P(A) = 3P(B)
2P(A) 3P(B)
⟹ =

⟹ ×
P(A ∩ B) P(A ∩ B)
1 P(A ∩ B) 1 P(A ∩ B)
2
1 B
P(A)
1
=
3 P(B)

c k
⟹ P ( ) = P(A/B)
2 A 3
⟹ P(B/A) < P(A/B)

r a
C
116. (c)
n(E) = 1, n(S) = 10 × 9 = 90
P(E) = 1/90

117. (b)
1 3 5 1 49 49
P= [ + ]= × =
S B
118.
2 5 8

(b)
2 40 80

S
It B ⊂ A, then P(A − B) = P(A) −
P(A ∩ B) = P(A) + P(B) − 2P(A ∩ B)
Statement 1 is correct
P (A alone or B alone)
= P(A) − P(A ∩ B) + P(B) − P(A ∩ B)
= P(A) + P(B) − 2P(A ∩ B)
Statement 2 is false.
It A and B are mutually exclusive, then
P(A ∩ B) = 0
⟹ − P(A ∪ B) = P(A) + P(B)
Statement 3 is correct.

119. (a)
n(E) = C(4, 2) × C(5, 1) = 6 × 5 = 30
n(S) = C(9, 3) = 84
30 5
P(E) = =
84 14
.
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General Ability Test NDA 1 2018 Question Paper

ANTONYMS
PART-A
Directions: Each item in this section consists of a
SYNONYMS sentence with an underlined word/words followed
by four words. Select the option that is opposite
Directions: Each item in this section consists of a in meaning to the underlined word/words and
sentence with an underlined word/words followed mark your response in your Answer Sheet
by four words. Select the option that is nearest in accordingly.
meaning to the underlined word/words and mark 11. The country's economy must be geared to wartime
your response in your Answer Sheet accordingly. requirements.
a. subordinated to b. related to
1. I do not want you to lead a life of sycophancy as you c. adjusted to d. unlinked to
did during the foreign rule.
a. admiration b. love 12. Why does fire attract insects?
c. appreciation d. flattery a. discharge b. destroy
c. repel d. remove
2. In India, It has become easy to attack cultural
artefacts these days.
a. beckon
c. belch
b. assault
d. appreciate
k
13. The party was excellent, and I would like to thank

c
all the people concerned.
a. cared b. attentive
3. A local court granted bail to the criminal on
Thursday.
a. confessed
c. allowed
b. donated
d. yielded
ac. dependable

a. grave
c. sober
d. uninvolved
14. He is very serious by temperament.

r b. trivial
d. stupid
4.

a. liberate
c. transfer
b. surrender
d. pronounce
C
The judge told that he would analyze the evidence
and then deliver the verdict.

B
15. There are a few miscellaneous items to discuss in
this meeting.
a. pure
c. homogenous
b. mixed
d. discordant
5.

struggle for freedom.


a. firmly
c. individually S S
The growth and development of the peasant
movement was indissolubly linked with the national

b. vaguely
d. steadily
16. Due to the postal, strike, the outgoing mail got

17.
delayed.
a. urgent
c. ordinary
b. incoming
d. speedy
He had a fine ear for music.
6. Weather conditions have been improving over the a. small b. close
past few days. c. coarse d. smooth
a. mending b. amending 18. There is no likeness between him and his brother.
c. becoming better d. advancing a. unlikeliness b. unlikelihood
7. The confusion on the interlocutor's face was c. dissimilarity d. disaffinity
gratifying. 19. Cultural diversity in the working place is good for
a. government officer b. party worker business.
c. dialogist d. revolutionary a. uniformity b. conformity
8. He spends his money lavishly. c. identity d. similarity
a. hesitatingly b. generously 20. The company was liquidated within five years.
c. foolishly d. carefully a. bankrupt b. closed down
9. The government's new policies will come into force c. flourishing d. privatised
from the next fiscal year.
a. calendar b. academic
c. financial d. leap
10. Abundant food was available for the soldiers in the
mess.
a. little b. plentiful
c. delicious d. wholesome
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SPOTTING ERRORS 27. Cut the mustard


a. Prepare spices out of mustard seeds
Directions: Each item in this section has a sentence b. To come up to expectations
with three underlined parts labelled (a), (b) and (c). c. Making absurd expectations
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any d. Very enthusiastic
error in any underlined part and indicate your 28. Devil's advocate
response in the Answer Sheet against the a. A dangerous person
corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). If you find b. To present a counter argument
no error, your response should be indicated as (d). c. Very argumentative person
d. Creating an unpleasant situation
21. The politician lost face in his constituency
a. 29. Don't count your chickens before the eggs have
when he broke the pre-election promises hatched
b. a. If you are not good at something, better to avoid
he made to his people. No error. that
b. Don't make plans for something that might not

a.
c.

the jury were called


d.
22. At the request of the Defence Attorney,
happen

k
c. Not to come up to expectations

c
d. Don't put all your resources in one possibility
30. Give the benefit of doubt

c.
b.
and their individual verdicts were recorded.

No error.
d.
r a a. To be partial to someone
b. To be judgmental
c. Regard someone as innocent until
d. Say something exactly right

23. Frank Lloyd Wright has been acclaimed

by colleagues
a.

B C ORDERING OF SENTENCES

Directions: In this section each item consists of six


b.

No error.
b.
24. In my younger days
S
as the greater of all modem architects.
c.

S
I could run four miles
sentences of a passage. The first and sixth sentences
are given in the beginning as SI and S6. The middle
four sentences in each have been jumbled up and
labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find the
proper sequence of the four sentences and mark your
response accordingly on the Answer Sheet.
a. b. 31. S1 : The Subsidiary Alliance system was
at a stretch. No error. extremely advantageous to the British.
c. d. S6 : They controlled the defence and the foreign
relations of the protected ally.
25. The owner as well as his servants P : They could now maintain a large army at the
a. b. cost of Indian states
is honest. No error. Q : if any war occurred in the territories
c. d. R : either of the-British ally or of the Britishers
S : This enabled them to fight wars far away from
IDIOMS AND PHRASES their own territories
The proper sequence should be
Directions: Given below are some idioms/phrases a. P Q R S b. P S Q R
followed by four alternative meanings to each. Choose c. Q R P S d. S R P Q
the response (a), (b), (c) or (d) which is the most
32. S1 : In reality, by signing a Subsidiary Alliance, an
appropriate expression.
Indian state virtually signed away its
26. Cry over spilt milk
independence.
a. Complaining about a loss in the past
S6 : In fact, the Indian ruler lost all vestiges of
b. Too much inquisitive about something
sovereignty in external matters.
c. When something is done badly to save money
P : of maintaining diplomatic relations Q
d. Dealing with a problem only in an emergency
: It lost the right of self defence
situation
R : with its neighbours
S : and of settling its disputes
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The proper sequence should be reality. We have both liberties to preserve — our
a. P Q R S b. R S P Q individual liberty and our social liberty. That is, we
c. Q P S R d. Q S R P must have a judicious mixture of both. I shall not
permit any authority to say that my child must go to
33. S1 : A mighty popular Revolt broke out in Northern this. school or that, shall specialize in science or arts.
and Central India in 1857. These things are personal. But if I say that my child
S6 : Millions of peasants, artisans and soldiers shall have no education at all, then society will thinly
fought heroically and wrote a glorious chapter. tell me that my child must have education whether I
P : Sepoys, or the Indian soldiers of the like it or not.
Company's army
Q : but soon engulfed wide regions and involved 36. According to the author, the "rule of the road"
the masses implies
R : and nearly swept away the British rule a. the rule regulating the traffic on the road
S : It began with a mutiny of the b. the principle on which a road is constructed to
The proper sequence should be ensure safe traffic
a. R S P Q b. P Q R S c. unrestricted freedom for all to lead a happy life
c. S R P Q d. Q R P S
34. SI : The Indian Civil Service gradually developed
into one of the most efficient and powerful civil
services in the world.
for all

c k
d. restricted individual freedom to ensure freedom

37. The author thinks that when a policeman signals


you to stop on a road-crossing, he is

S6 : though these qualities obviously served


British, and not Indian interests.
P : and often participated in the making of policy
independence, integrity and hard work
r a a. behaving in a whimsical manner
b. interfering with your freedom to use the road
c. protecting the liberty of all to use the road
d. mischievously creating hurdles in your way from

C
some personal motive
R : They developed certain traditions of S
: Its members exercised vast power The 38. The author is of the view that we should
proper sequence should be
a. P Q R S
c. R S Q P
b. Q R S P

S
d. S P R Q B
35. SI : The ruin of Indian handicrafts was reflected
a. have absolute individual liberty without any
restrictions imposed by the society
b. have everything controlled by the society without
any kind of individual liberty
c. try to strike a sensible balance between our

S
in the ruin of the towns and cities which were
famous for their manufactures.
S6 : Centres were developed and laid waste.
P : Dacca, Surat, Murshidabad and many other
rising industrial
Q : ravages of war and plunder, failed to
individual liberty and our social liberty
d. have more of social liberty than individual liberty
39. The author holds that
a. educating or not educating his child is a matter
of personal liberty
R : survive British conquest b. educating or not educating his child is also a
S : Cities which had withstood the The matter of social liberty
proper sequence should be c. choosing the school for his child is a matter of
a. P Q R S b. S Q R P social liberty
c. S R P Q d. Q R S P d. choosing the subject of study for his child is a
matter of social liberty
COMPREHENSION
40. The most suitable title of the passage would be
Directions: In this section you have few short a. The Policeman at a Road Crossing
passages. After each passage, you will find some b. The Laws of the Road
items based on the passage. First, read a passage and c. Importance of Liberty
answer the items based on it. You are required to d. Education of Children
select your answers based on the contents of the
passage and opinion of the author only. Passage
Passage My most interesting visitor comes at night, when
The rule of the road means that in order that the the lights are still burning — a tiny bat who prefers
liberties of all may be preserved, the liberties of to fly in through the open door and will use the
everybody must be curtailed. When the policeman, window only if there is no alternative. His object
say, at a road-crossing steps into the middle of the in entering the house is to snap up the moths that
road and puts out his hand, he is the symbol not of cluster around the lamps. All the bats I have seen
tyranny but of liberty. You have submitted to a fly fairly high, keeping near the ceiling; but this
curtailment of private liberty in order that you may particular bat flies in low, like a dive-
enjoy a social order which makes your liberty a
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bomber, zooming in and out of chair legs and under 47. The car was damaged beyond repair in the
tables. Once, he passed straight between my legs. accident.
Has his radar gone wrong, I wondered, or is he just a. outrageous b. ghastly
plain crazy? c. nasty d. heinous
41. Consider the following statements: 48. They gave a dinner to celebrate the
1. The tiny bat flew in low like a dive-bomber. occasion, which impressed every guest.
2. The tiny bat like) all bats keeps near the ceiling. a. austere b. public
3. It has lost direction because its radar has gone c. sumptuous d. summary
wrong.
49. Once the manuscript is received by
4. It wants to entertain the author with its skill in
the publishers, it is typed in double space.
flying.
a. total b. full
Which of the above statements may be assumed to c. complete d. filled
be true from the information given in the passage?
50. I am used to in queues.
a. 1 only b. 1 and 3
a. stand b. standing
c. 2 and 4 d. 3 and 4
42. The bat entered the room
a. because there was no alternative
b. to eat the moths round the lamps
51.
c. stand up

c k d. standing still

PART-B

a
c. as it had gone mad Which one of the following statements is correct?
d. as it preferred to fly in through the open door a. Any energy transfer that does not involve
temperature difference in some way is not heat
43. After comparing the habits of the tiny bat with
those of other bats, the author was
a. sure, that this bat had lost its direction
b. not sure of its preferences

C r b. Any energy transfer always requires a


temperature difference
c. On heating the length and volume of the object
remain exactly the same

behaviour

S
44. The author calls the tiny bat an "interesting
B
c. surprised to find that it was an expert flier
d. unable to give the correct explanation for its
d. Whenever there is a temperature difference,
heat is the only way of energy transfer
52. If T is the time period of an oscillating pendulum,
which one of the following statements is NOT
visitor". This means

S
a. the bat visits him at night
b. the bat is interested in the moths
c. this bat has peculiar qualities
d. this bat surprises him by zooming in and out
like a dive-bomber
correct?
a. The motion repeats after time T only once
b. T is the least time after which motion repeats
itself
c. The motion repeats itself after nT, where n is a
positive integer
45. What, according to you, can be the most suitable title d. T remains the same only for small angular
for the passage? displacements
a. Someone visits me 53. If an object moves with constant velocity then
b. Night of Mysteries which one of the following statements is NOT
c. My Nocturnal Visitor correct?
d. A Funny Visitor a. Its motion is along a straight line
b. Its speed changes with time
FILL IN THE BLANK c. Its acceleration is zero
d. Its displacement increases linearly with time
Directions: Each of the following sentences in this
section has a blank space and four words or group 54. An object, is moving with uniform acceleration a.
of words given after the sentence. Select the word or Its initial velocity is it and after time t its velocity is
group of words you consider most appropriate for v. The equation of its motion is v = u + at. The
the blank space and indicate your response on the velocity (along y-axis) time (along x-axis) graph
Answer Sheet accordingly shall be a straight line
a. passing through origin
46. The tired traveller on in the hope of b. with x-intercept u
finding some resting place. c. with y-intercept u
a. strolled b. scurried d. with slope u
c. paraded d. plodded
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55. What is the net force experienced by a bar magnet 65. Which one of the following gives the highest amount
placed in a uniform magnetic field? of hydrogen ions (H+)?
a. Zero a. Sodium hydroxide solution
b. Depends upon length of the magnet b. Milk of magnesia
c. Never zero c. Lemon juice
d. Depends upon temperature d. Gastric juice

56. Which one of the following has maximum inertia 66. Brine is an aqueous solution of
a. An atom b. A molecule a. NaCl b. NaOH
c. A one-rupee coin d. A cricket ball c. NaHCO3 d. Na2CO3

57. Which one of the following is the value of 1 kWh of 67. Which one of the following is the chemical formula
energy converted into joules? of Washing Soda?
a. 1.8 × 106 J b. 3.6 × 106 J a. NaHCO3 b. Na2CO3 . 10H2O
c. Na2CO3 . 5H2O d. NaOH
c. 6.0 × 10 J6 d. 7.2 × 106 J
58. Which one of the following statements about 68. Which one of the following is NOT true for

k
gravitational force is NOT correct? bleaching powder?
a. It is experienced by all bodies in the universe a. It is used as a reducing agent in chemical
b. It is a dominant force between celestial bodies

c
industries
c. It is a negligible force for atoms b. It is used for bleaching wood pulp in paper
d. It is same for all pairs of bodies in our universe factories
59. Whether an object will float or sink in a liquid,
depends on
a. mass of the object only
b. mass of the object and density of liquid only
r ac. It is used for disinfecting drinking water
d. It is used for bleaching linen in textile industry
69. AIDS is caused by a virus whose genetic material is
a. single stranded circular DNA

d. mass and shape of the object only

B
60. Which one of the following devices is non-ohmic
a. Conducting copper coil
C
c. difference in the densities of the object and liquid b. double stranded DNA
c. single stranded RNA
d. double stranded RNA
70. Which one of the following is an organelle that is
b. Electric heating coil
c. Semi conductor diode
d. Rheostat

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61. Which one of the following is the natural
phenomenon based on which a simple periscope
71.
NOT found in prokaryoticcells?
a. Cell wall b. Mitochondria
c. Plasma membrane d. Ribosome
Which one of the following parts of body does NOT
take part in the process of breathing?
works? a. Bronchi b. Bowman’s capsule
a. Reflection of light c. Diaphragm d. Trachea
b. Refraction of light
72. Which one of the following statements about
c. Dispersion of light
classification of plants is correct?
d. Total internal reflection of light
a. Thallophytes have well differentiated body
62. Which one of the following frequency ranges is design
sensitive to human ears? b. Funaria is a fungus
a. 0 – 200 Hz c. All Pteridophytes arePhanerogams
b. 20 – 20,000 Hz d. Vascular system is not found among
c. 200 – 20,000 Hz only Bryophytes
d. 2,000 – 20, 000 Hz only
73. Which one of the following is the correct sequence
63. The accidental touch of Nettle leaves creates a of levels of hierarchy of classification of organisms
burning sensation, which is due to inject of from higher to lower?
a. Hydrochloric acid b. Methanoic acid a. Phylum – Class – Order – Family – Genus
c. Citric acid d. Sulphuric acid b. Phylum – Class – Family – Order – Genus
c. Family – Order – Class – Species – Genus
64. Which of the following properties is true for a tooth
d. Class – Family – Order – Species – Genus
paste?
a. It is acidic
b. It is neutral
c. It is basic
d. It is made up of calcium phosphate, the
material of tooth enamel
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74. Which one of the following statements about 80. Which one of the following statements about the
meristematic tissues in plants is correct? mass of a body is correct?
a. These are dead tissues and form wood a. It changes from one place to another
b. They provide flexibility to plant due to their b. It is same everywhere
thickened walls c. It depends on its shape
c. These are present in the bark of a tree only d. It does not depend on its temperature
d. Growth occurs in plants due to division of cells 81. A ball balanced on the vertical rod is an example of
of these tissues a. stable equilibrium
75. Which one of the following Union Territories has b. unstable equilibrium
the highest female literacy rate? c. neutral equilibrium
a. Chandigarh d. perfect equilibrium
b. Ladshadweep 82. Which of the following statements about a fluid at
c. Andaman and Nicobar Islands rest in cup is / are correct?
d. Puducherry 1. Pressure is same at all the points in the fluid.
76. Consider the following statements about Roaring 2. Pressure is exerted on the walls.
Forties :
1. They are strong Westerly winds found in the
oceans of Southern Hemisphere.
2. The strong east to west air currents are caused
below
a. 1 only
c k
3. Pressure exists everywhere in the fluid.
Select the correct answer using the code given

b. 2 only
by the combination of air being displaced from
the Equator towards the South Pole and the
earth’s rotation and abundance of landmasses to serve
as wind breaks.
r a c. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3
83. Which one of the following devices is used to
measure atmospheric pressure?
a. Ammeter b. Barometer
Which of the statements given above is / are
correct?
a. 1 only
c. Both 1 and 2
b. 2 only

B
d. Neither 1 nor 2 C c. Potentiometer d. Lactometer
84. Which one of the following is the number of water
molecules that share with two formula unit CaSO4
in plaster of Paris?
77.

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Consider the following statements:
1. The doldrums is a low pressure area around
Equator where the prevailing winds are calm.
2. Chinook is a hot and dry wind that blows in
winter and therefore raises the temperature in
a short time.
a. One
c. Five
b. Two
d. Ten
85. How is carbon black obtained?
a. By heating wood at high temperature in
absence of air
Which of the statements given above is / are b. By heating coal at high temperature in absence
correct? of air
a. 1 only b. 2 only c. By burning hydrocarbons in a limited supply of
c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 not 2 air
d. By heating coal at high temperature in
78. Which one of the following is the driest desert of the presence of air
world?
86. Which one of the following properties is NOT true
a. Atacama b. Gobi
for graphite?
c. Sahara d. Kalahari
a. Hybridisation of each carbon atom is sp3
79. Which of the following statements about latent b. Hybridisation of each carbon atom is sp2
heat for a given substance is/ are correct? c. Electrons are delocalized over the whole sheet of
1. It is fixed at a given temperature. atoms
2. It depends upon the temperature and volume. d. Each layer is composed of hexagonal rings
3. It is independent of temperature and volume.
4. it depends on the temperature but 87. Which one of the following is the purest forms of
Carbon?
independent of volume.
a. Charcoal b. Coke
Select the correct answer using the code given
c. Fullerene d. Carbon black
below:
a. 2 b. 1 and 3 88. The Poisonous nature of Carbon monoxide (CO) is
c. 4 only d. 1 and 4 due to its
a. Insolubility in water
b. Ability to form a complex with haemoglobin
c. Ability to reduce some metal oxides
d. Property of having one sigma bond
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89. Which one of the following elements is needed in 99. Which of the following is / are coastal erosional
the human body to transfer electrical signals by feature (s)?
nerve cells? 1. Notch 2. Sea Arch
a. Lithium b. Sodium 3. Cliff 4. Hook
c. Rubidium d. Caesium Select the correct answer using the code given
below:
90. Who among the following first discovered cell? a. 1, 2 and 3 b. 2, 3 and 4
a. Robert Brown b. Robert Hooke c. 2 and 3 only d. 1 only
c. Leeuwenhoek d. Rudolf Virchow
100. Chemical weathering of rocks is much greater in a
91. Which one of the following group of organisms place with
forms a food chain? a. cold and dry climate b. hot and humid climate
a. Grass, human and fish c. hot and dry d. cold and humid climate
b. Grass, goat and human
c. Tree, tree cutter and tiger 101. Which of the following statements about specific
d. Goat, cow and human heat of the body is / are correct?
1. It depends upon mass and shape of the body
92. Which one of the following types of tissues will
have contractile proteins?
a. Nervous tissue
c. Bone tissue
b. Muscle tissue
d. Blood tissue
body

c k
2. It is independent of mass and shape of the

3. It depends only upon the temperature of the


body
93. If by an unknown accident the acid secreting cells of
the stomach wall of an individual are damaged,
digestion of which of the following biomolecule will
be affected to a greater extent?
r a Select the correct answer using the code given
below:
a. 1 only
c. 1 and 3
b. 2 and 3
d. 2 only
a. Protein only
b. Lipid
c. Carbohydrate only
d. Protein and Carbohydrate

B C 102. Which one of the following is an example of the


force of gravity of the earth acting on a vibrating
pendulum bob?
a. Applied force b. Frictional force

of a Railway Zone is located?


a. Kanpur
c. Hajipur
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94. In which one of the following places, Headquarters

b. Lucknow
d. New Jalpaiguri
95. Which of the following statements about Indian
Academy of Highway Engineers is/are correct?
c. Restoring force d. Virtual force
103. Which one of the following statements about the
refractive index of a material medium with respect
to air is correct?
a. It can be either positive or negative
b. It can have zero value
1. It is a registered society. c. It is unity for all materials
2. It is a collaborative body of both Central d. It is always greater than one
Government and State Governments. 104. Which one of the following statements about
Select the correct answer using the code given magnetic field lines is NOT correct?
below: a. They can emanate from a point
a. 1 only b. 2 only b. They do not cross each other
c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2 c. Field lines between two poles cannot be
96. Which one of the following is NOT a tributary of precisely straight lines at the ends
Indus River ? d. There are no field lines within a bar magnet
a. Beas b. Ravi 105. Two convex lenses with power 2 dioptre are kept in
c. Chenab d. Tawi contact with each other. The focal length of the
97. Which one among the following is the largest tiger combined lenssystem is
reserve of India in terms of area of the core / critical a. 0.10 m b. 2 m
tiger habitat? c. 4 m d. 0.25 m
a. Manas 106. Which one of the following alkali metals has lowest
b. Pakke melting point?
c. Nagarjunasagar Srisailam a. Sodium b. Potassium
d. Periyar c. Rubidium d. Caesium
98. Which one of the following is NOT A coastal 107. Which one of the following metals is alloyed with
depositional feature? sodium to transfer heat in a nuclear reactor?
a. Tombolo b. Sand bar a. Potassium b. Calcium
c. Stack d. Spit c. Magnesium d. Strontium
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108. Which one of the following metals is used in the Select the correct answer using the code given
filaments of photo-electric cells that convert light below:
energy into electric energy? a. 1, 2 and 3 b. 2 and 4
a. Tungsten b. Copper c. 2 and 3only d. 1 and 3 only
c. Rubidium d. Aluminium 117. Which of the following statements about ‘Aadi
109. Which of the following statements about Ring of Mahotsav’ held recently in New Delhi is/are
Fire is / are correct? correct?
1. It is a zone of convergence plate boundaries 1. The theme of the festival was ‘A Celebration of
2. It is an active seismic and volcanic zone the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and
3. It is associated with deep trench Commerce’
Select the correct answer using the code given 2. The festival was organized by the Ministry of
below : Tourism, Government of India
a. 1 and 2 only b. 2 and 3 only Select the correct answer using the code given
c. 1 only d. 1, 2 and 3 below :
a. 1 only b. 2 only
110. Which one of the following Himalayan vegetation
species is found between the altitudes of 1800 to
2600 metres?
a. Saal
c. Spruce
b. Chir
d. Deodar
k
c. Both 1 and 2

a. age of universe
d. Neither 1 nor 2
118. Light year is a unit for measurement of

c
b. very small time intervals

111. Which one of the following rivers is NOT a


tributary of river Cauvery?
a. Hemavati
c. Indravati
b. Arkavati
d. Amravati
r a c. very high temperature
d. very large distance
119. Which of the following statements about
electromagnetic waves, sound waves and water

tea cultivation?
1. Tropical and sub-tropical climate C
112. Which of the following conditions is/are essential for

B
2. Heavy rainfall ranging from 150 cm to 250 cm
waves is/are correct?
1. They exhibit reflection
2. They carry energy
3. They exert pressure

below:
a. 1, 2 and 3
c. 2 and 3 only S S
3. Soil should contain good amount of lime
Select the correct answer using the code given

b. 1 and 2 only
d. 1 only
4. They can travel in vacuum
Select the correct answer using the code given
below :
a. 1, 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3 only
b. 2 and 4
d. 1 only
120. Thermal capacity of a body depends on the
113. Bharatmala Project is related to a. mass of the body only
a. Improving road connectivity b. mass and shape of the body only
b. Interlinking ports and railways c. density of the body
c. Interlinking of rivers d. mass, shape and temperature of the body
d. Interlinking major cities with gas pipelines
121. Who among the following first used the term
114. Which one of the following is a local wind that ‘Industrial Revolution’ in English to describe the
blows out from Siberia? changes that occurred in British industrial
a. Bora b. Purga development between 1760 and 1820 ?
c. Mistral d. Blizzard a. Karl Marx b. Georges Michelet
115. Which one of the following centres in NOT known c. Arnold Toynbee d. Friedrich Engels
for iron and steel industry? 122. Which one of the following statements about the
a. Bhadravati b. Salem Olympe de Gouges (1748-1793) is correct ?
c. Vishakhapatnam d. Renukoot a. She declared that although citizens should have
116. Which of the following are essential pre-requisites equal rights, they are not entitled to the same
for establishment of a thermal power station? honours by the State
1. Availability of fossil fuels b. She was a supporter of the Jacobin government
2. Proximity to a river, lake or sea c. She was jailed for treason by the National
3. Good transport network Assembly
4. Proximity to an urban centre d. She declared that the nation is the union of
woman and man.
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123. Who among the following built a model steam 132. Which member of the constituent Assembly
engine in 1698 called "Miner's Friend" to drain proposed the resolution that the National Flag of
mines ? India be a "horizontal tricolour of saffron, which and
a. Thomas Savery b. Thomas Newcomen dark green in equal proportion", with a wheel in
c. James Watt d. Richard Arkwright navy blue at the centre?
a. Jawaharlal Nehru
124. Which one of the following statements about b. B. R. Ambedkar
Renaissance" Humanist culture is NOT true ? c. Rajendra Prasad
a. It slackened the control of religion over human d. Sardar Valabhbhai Patel
life
b. It believed that human nature .was many-sided 133. Which of the following is / are NOT historical
c. It was concerned with good manners biography / biographies ?
d. It criticized material wealth, power and glory 1. Dipavamsa
2. Harshacharita
125. Who gifted the Badshah Nama to King George in 3. Vikramankadevacharita
1799? 4. Prithvirajavijaya
a. Abul Fazl b. Abdul Hamid Lahori
c. Nawab of Awadh d. William Jones
126. What is the name of the award given to
meritorious men in the Mughal Court in the form
below:
a. 1 only

c k
Select the correct answer from the code given

c. 2, 3 and 4 only
b. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4
of a robe of honour that was once worn by the
Emperor ?
a. Sarapa
c. Padma murassa
b. Patka
d. Khilat

r a
134. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
Traveller
1. Marco Polo
2. Ibn Battutu
Country from
Italy
Morocco

in 1866 in Maharashtra?
a. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
b. Jyotirao Phule
B C
127. Who among the following social reformer started a
society for the encouragement of widow remarriage
3. Nikitin
4. Seydi Ali Reis
Russia
Turkey
Select the correct answer using the code given
below:

c. Vishnushastri Pandit
d. Pandita Ramabai

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128. Name the first major voluntary associa-tion
representing primarily Indian land-lord interests
that was set up in Calcutta in 1851?
a. 1, 2 and 3 only
c. 1, 2, 3 and 4
b. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, and 4 only
135. Which of the following clans are included in the
Agnikula Rajputs?
1. Pratiharas
3. Paramaras
2. Chaulukyas
4. Chahamanas
a. British Indian Association Select the correct answer using the code given
b. Landholder's Society below
c. Madras Native Association a. 1 and 3 only b. 1, 3 and 4 only
d. Bombay Association c. 1, 2, 3 and 4 d. 2, and 4 only
129. Who among the following introduced the Permanent 136. Who among the following was the author of
Settlement of Bengal in 1793? Humayun Nama?
a. Lord Cornwallis b. Lord Ripon a. Roshanara Begum
c. Robert Clive d. John Adam b. Ruquaiya Sultan Begum
130. Name the rebel who fought against the British in c. Gulbadan Begum
the battle of Chinhat in the course of the 1857 d. Gauhara Begum
Revolt? 137. Which one of the following about the Parliament of
a. Ahmadullah Shah b. Shah Mal India is NOT correct?
c. Mangal Pandey d. Kunwar Singh a. The Parliament consists of the President, the
131. Who among the following are the two civil servants Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
who civil servants who assisted the constituent b. There are no nominated members in the Lok
Assembly in framing the constitution of India? Sabha
a. B.N. Rau and K.M. Munshi c. The Rajya Sabha cannot be dissolved
b. S.N. Mukherjee and Alladi Krishna swamy d. Some members of the Rajya Sabha are
Aiyar nominated by the President
c. B.N. Rau and S.N. Mukherjeet
d. K.M. Munshi and Alladi Krishna swamy Aiyar
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138. Which one of the following statements with regard 145. The Defence Technology and Trade Initiative
to the comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of (DTTI) is a forum for dialogue on defence
India is NOT correct? partnership between India and
a. He is appointed by the President of India a. Russia
b. He can be removed from office in the same way b. United State of America
as the judge of the Supreme Court of India c. Israel
c. The CAG is eligible for further office under the d. France
Government of India after he has ceased the hold 146. As per the policy applicable in 2017, how much
his office Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is permitted in the
d. The salary of the CAG is charged upon the defence sector in India?
Consolidated fund of India a. 49 per cent through the automatic route
139. The Superintendence, direction and control of b. 26 per cent through the government route
elections in India is vested in c. 26 per cent through the automatic route and
a. The Supreme Court of India beyond that up to 499 per cent through the
b. The Parliament of India government route
c. The Election Commission of India
d. The Chief Election Commissioner
140. Which of the following provision (s) of the
Constitution of India became effective from 26th
c k
d. 75 per cent through the automatic route
147. Which one of the following countries did NOT
participate in the 21st edition of Exercise Malabar?
a. United State of America
November 1949?
1. Elections
2. Citizenship
3. Emergency provisions
r a b. Japan
c. India
d. Australia
148. Justice Dalveer Bhandari of India was recently re-
4. Appointment of theJudges

below
a. 1 only
c. 1, 2 and 3
b. 1 and 2 only
d. 2 and 4
C
Select the correct answer using the code given

B
elected to the International Court of Justic after
Christopher Greenwood pulled out before 12th
round of voting. Christopher Greenwood was a
nominee of

S
141. Which of the following statements regarding

S
construction of Rohtang tunnel is NOT correct ?
a. It is located at an altitude of 5,000 feet
b. It will provide all-year connectivity to Lahaul
and Spiti Valley
a. Canada
c. Britain
b. Russia
d. USA
149. In order of review the Income Tax Act, 1961 and to
draft a new Direct Tax Law in consonance with
economic needs of the country, the Government of
India in November 2017 has constituted a Task
c. The tunnel is being built by the border Roads Force. Who the following is made the convenor of
organization it?
d. It will reduce the length of the Leh Manali a. Shri Arvind Subramanian
highway by approximately 50 km b. Shri Arvind Modi
142. Who among the following recently became the first c. Shri Amitabh Kant
woman pilot in Indian Navy? d. Dr. Bibek Debroy
a. Astha Segal b. Roopa A 150. The 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)
c. Sakthi Maya d. Shubhangi Swaroop was held in New Delhi in November, 2017. Which
143. Who among the following Indians did NOT hold the of the following statements about GCCS is / are
title of Miss World? correct?
a. Reita Faria b. Sushmita Sen 1. The 4th version of GCCS was held in London.
c. Diana Hayden d. Yukta Mookhey 2. The main them of GCCS 2017 is ‘Cyber4All: A
Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable
144. Which one of the following countries has failed to Development’.
qualify for the first time in 60 years for the FIFA 3. ‘Bindu’ is the logo GCCS 2017.
world cup to be held in Russia in the year 2018? Select the correct answer using the code given
a. Mexico b. Iran below:
c. Saudi Arabia d. Italy a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3
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General Ability Test NDA 1 2018 Answer Keys

PART-A PART-B
Q No. Ans. Q No. Ans. Q No. Ans. Q No. Ans. Q No. Ans. Q No. Ans.
1 D 26 A 51 A 76 A 101 B 126 A
2 B 27 B 52 A 77 C 102 C 127 C
3 C 28 C 53 B 78 A 103 D 128 A
4 D 29 B 54 C 79 C 104 D 129 A
5 A 30 C 55 A 80 B 105 D 130 A
6 C 31 B 56 D 81 B 106 D 131 C
7 C 32 C 57 B 82 B 107 A 132 A
8
9
10
C
C
B
33
34
35
A
D
B
58
59
60
D
C
C
83
84
85
B
A
C
c k 108
109
110
C
D
B
133
134
135
A
C
C
11
12
13
D
C
36
37
D
C
61
62
A
B

r a
86
87
A
D
111
112
C
A
136
137
C
B

C
D 38 C 63 B 88 B 113 A 138 C
14 B 39 B 64 D 89 B 114 B 139 C
15
16
17
C
B
40
41
C
A

S
65
66 BD
A
90
91
B
B
115
116
D
A
140
141
B
C

18
19
20
C
A
A
C
42
43
44
45
S
B
D
D
C
67
68
69
70
B
A
C
B
92
93
94
95
B
A
C
C
117
118
119
120
A
D
A
A
142
143
144
145
C
B
D
B
21 C 46 D 71 B 96 D 121 C 146 A
22 D 47 A 72 D 97 C 122 D 147 D
23 C 48 C 73 A 98 C 123 A 148 C
24 B 49 C 74 D 99 A 124 D 149 B
25 D 50 B 75 B 100 B 125 C 150 B
NDA 2 2017
Mathematics NDA 2 2017 Question Paper

1. If x + log10 (1 + 2x ) = xlog10 + log10 6 then 𝑥 (b) B ∪ C


is equal to (c) B′ ∩ C′
(a) 2, -3 (d) B ∩ C
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 7. If A = {x: x is a multiple of 2}, B= {x: x is a
(d) 3 multiple of 10}, then A ∩ (B ∩ C) is equal to
(a) A
2. The remainder and the quotient of the binary (b) B
division (c) C
(101110)2 ÷ (110)2 are respectively (d) {x: x is a multiple of 100}
(a) (111)2 and (100)2
(b) (100)2 and (111)2 8. If α and β are the roots of the equation 1 + x +
(c) (101)2 and (111)2
(d) (100)2 and (100)2 [
1 β α β
][
α α 1 β
1 1
c k
x 2 = 0 , then the matrix product
] is equal to?

3. The matrix A has 𝑥 rows and x + 5 columns. The


matrix B has 𝑦 rows and 11 − y columns. Both
AB and BA exist. What are the values 𝑥 and 𝑦
respectively?
r a (a) [

(b) [
1 2
]

−1 −1
−1 2
]
(a) 8 and 3
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 3 and 8

B C (c) [
1 −1
−1 2
]

S
(d) 8 and 8 −1 −1
(d) [ ]
−1 −2

S
n(n−1)Q
4. If Sn = nP + , where Sn denotes the
2
sum of the first n terms of an AP, then the 9. If |a| denotes the absolute value of an integer,
common difference is then which of the following are correct?
I. |ab| = |a||b|
(a) P + Q
II. |a + b| ≤ |a| + |b|
(b) 2P + 3Q
III. |a − b| ≥ |a| − |b|
(c) 2Q
(d) Q Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
5. The roots of the equation
(q − r)x 2 + (r − p)x + (p − q) = 0 are (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(a) (r − p) / (q − r), 1/2
(c) 1 and 3 only
(b) (p − q) / (q − r), 1
(d) 1, 2, and 3
(c) (q − r) / (p − q), 1
(d) (r − p) / (p − q), 1/2
10. How many different permutations can be made
out of the letters of the word “PERMUTATION”?
6. If E is the universal set and 𝐴 = B ∪ C, then the
(a) 19958400
set
(b) 19954800
E − (E − (E − (E − (E − A)))) is same as the (c) 19952400
set (d) 39916800
(a) B′ ∪ C′
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4i − 6 10i 1 (c) 216


11. If A = [ ] and k = , where i =
14i 6 + 4i 2i
(d) 512
√−1 , then kA is equal to
2 + 3i 5 ]
(a) [ 16. The value of the determinant
7 2 − 3i θ θ
cos2 2
sin2 2
2 − 3i 5 | θ θ
| for all values of θ, is
(b) [ ] sin2 2 cos2
7 2 + 3i 2
(a) 1
2 − 3i 7 (b) cos θ
(c) [ ]
5 2 + 3i (c) sin θ
(d) cos θ
2 + 3i 5
(d) [ ]
7 2 + 3i

12. The sum of all real roots of the equation (a) 202

c k
17. The number of terms in the expansion of
(x + a)100 + (x − a)100 after simplification is

a
|x − 3|2 + |x − 3| − 2 = 0 is (b) 101
(a) 2 (c) 51
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 6

C r (d) 50

18. In the expansion of (1 +)50 , the sum of the


coefficients of odd powers of x is

value of P is
S B
13. If is given that the roots of the equation x 2 −
4x − log 3 P = 0 are real. For this, the minimum
(a) 226
(b) 249
(c) 250
(d) 251
(a)

(b)
1
27

1
64

1
S 19. If a, b, c are non-zero real numbers, then the
inverse of the matrix
a 0 0
A = [0 b 0]
(c) 81 0 0 c

(d) 1 a−1 0 0
(a) [ 0 b−1 0 ]
14. If A is a square matrix, then the value of adj 0 0 c −1
AT − (adj A)T is equal to
a−1 0 0
(a) A 1
(b) abc [ 0 b−1 0 ]
(b) 2| A| I , where I is the identity matrix
0 0 c −1
(c) Null matrix whose order is same as that of A
(d) Unit matrix whose order is same as that of 1 0 0
1
A (c) [0 1 0]
abc
0 0 1
15. The value of the product
1 1 1 1 a 0 0
1
62 × 64 × 68 × 616 × … up to infinite terms is (d) abc 0 b 0]
[
(a) 6 0 0 c
(b) 36
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20. A person is to count 4500 notes. Let an denote (c) 3x 2 + 8x − 16 = 0


the number of notes he counts in the nth (d) x 2 + 8x + 16 = 0
minute.
If a1 = a2 = a3 = . . = a10 = 150 , and 25. The value of
a10 , a11 , a12 . .. are in AP with the common 1 1 1
+ 2
+ +⋯
difference −2 , then the time taken by him to log 3 e log 3 e log 3 e4
count all the notes is Up to infinite terms is
(a) 24 minutes (a) log e 9
(b) 34 minutes (b) 0
(c) 125 minutes (c) 1
(d) 135 minutes (d) log e 3

21. The smallest positive integer n for which


(
(a)
1+i n
1−i
1
) = 1 , is
k
26. A tea party is arranged for 16 people along two
sides of a long table with eight chairs on each

c
side. Four particular men wish to sit on one

a
particular side and two particular men on the
(b) 4 other side. The number of ways they can be
(c) 8
(d) 16

C
22. If we define a relation R on the set N × N as (a,
r seated is
(a) 24 × 8! × 8!
(b) (8!)3
(c) 210 × 8! × 8!

N × N, then the
(a) Symmetric only

S
(b) Symmetric and transitive only
B
b) R (c, d) ⟺ a + d = b + c for all (a, b), (c, d) ∈ (d) 16!

27. The system of equation kx + y + z = 1,


x + ky + z = k and x = y + kz = k 2 has no
(c) Equivalence relation
(d) Reflexive only
S
23. If y = x + x 2 + x 3 + ⋯ up to infinite terms,
where x < 1 , then which of the following is
solution if k equals
(a) 0
(b) 1
(c) -1
(d) -2
correct?
y
(a) x = 1+y (2n−1)3a +b
28. If 1.3 + 2.32 + 3.33 + ⋯ + n. 3n = 4
Then a and b are respectively
y
(b) x = (a) n, 2
1−y
(b) n, 3
1+y (c) n + 1, 2
(c) x = y (d) n + 1, 3
1−y
(d) x = y
π P Q
29. In △ PQR, ∠R = , If tan ( ) and tan ( ) are
2 2 2
the roots of the equation ax 2 + bx + c = 0,
24. If α and β are the roots of the equation 3x 2 + then which one of the following is correct?
2x + 1 = 0 , then equation whose roots are α + (a) a = b + c
β−1 and β + α−1 is (b) b = c + a
(a) 3x 2 + 8x + 16 = 0 (c) c = a + b
(b) 3x 2 − 8x − 16 = 0 (d) b = c
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3 1
4
sin−1 ( ) + tan−1 ( )
30. If |z − | = 2 , then the maximum value of |z| is 5 7
2 is equal to
equal to (a) 0
(a) 1 + √3
(b) 1 + √5 (b)
𝜋
4
(c) 1 − √5
(d) √3 − 1 𝜋
(c) 3

31. The angle of elevation of a stationary cloud 𝜋


from a point 25 m above a lake is 15° and the (d) 2
angle of depression of its image in the lake 45°.
The height of the cloud above the lake level is
(a) 25 m
(b) 25√3 m
(c) 50 m
c k
36. The angles of elevation of the top of a tower
from the top and foot of a pole are respectively
30° and 45°. If hT is the height of the tower and
(d) 50√3 m

32. The value of


r a hP is the height of the pole, then which of the
following are correct?
1.
2hP hT
= h2P
(a) -1
(b) 0
(c) 1
B C
tan 9° − tan 27° − tan 63° + tan 81° is equal to
2.

3.
3+√3
hT −hP
√3+1
2(hP +hT )
=
hP
2
= 4 + √3

S
hP
(d) 4 Select the correct answer using the code given

(a) 4
(b) 2
(c) 1
S
33. The value of √3 cosec 20° − sec 20° is equal to
below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) -4
37. In a triangle ABC, a − 2b + c = 0. The value of
A C
34. Angle α is divided into two parts A and B such cot ( 2 ) cot ( 2) is
that A − B = x and 9
(a)
tan A ∶ tan B = p ∶ q. The value sin 𝑥 is equal to 2
(p+q) sin α (b) 3
(a) p−q 3
(c) 2

p sin α
(d) 1
(b) p−q
A A
38. √1 + sin A = − (sin + cos ) is true if
p sin α 2 2
(c) 3π 5π
p+q (a) 2
<A< 2
only

(p−q) sin α π 3π
(d) (b) <A< only
p+q 2 2

35. The value of 3π 7π


(c) 2
<A< 2
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Select the correct answer using the code given


3π below:
(d) 0 < A < 2
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
39. In triangle ABC, if (c) 1 and 3 only
sin2 A + sin2 B + sin2 C (d) 1, 2 and 3
=2
cos2 A + cos2 B + cos2 C
Then the triangle is 44. The angle between the lines
(a) Right-angled x + y − 3 = 0 and x − y + 3 = 0 is α and the
(b) Equilateral
acute angle between the lines x − √3y +
(c) Isosceles
2√3 = 0 is β. Which one of the following is

k
(d) Obtuse-angled
correct?
(a) α = β
40. The principal value of sin−1 x lies in the interval
π π
(a) (− , )
2 2

π π
a
(b) α > β
(c) α < β
(d) α = 2βc
(b) [− , ]
2 2

π
(c) [0, 2 ]

C r ⃗ = î + 2ĵ − k̂, ⃗β = 2î − ĵ + 3k̂ be three


45. Let α
vectors. If α
⃗ and β
⃗ and δ
vector δ ⃗ .γ
⃗ are both perpendicular to the
⃗ = 10, then what is the
(d) [0, π]

S B
2)
41. The points (a, b), (0,0), (-a,-b) and (ab, b are
magnitude of ⃗δ?
(a) √3 units
(b) 2√3 units

S
(a) The vertices of a parallelogram
(b) The vertices of a rectangle
(c) The vertices of a square
(d) Collinear
(c)

(d)
√3

1
2

√3
unit

unit

42. The length of the normal from origin to the 46. If â and b̂ are two unit vectors, then the vector
plane x = 2y − 2z = 9 is equal to (â + b̂) × (â × b̂) is parallel to
(a) 2 units (a) (â − b̂)
(b) 3 units (b) (â + b̂)
(c) 4 units (c) (2â − b̂)
(d) 5 units (d) (2â + b̂)

43. If α, β and γ are the angles which the vector ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗


OP ⃗ = î + 3ĵ + 2k̂ acts on a particle to displace it
47. F
(O being the origin) makes with positive
from the point
direction of the coordinate axes, then which of
A(î + 2ĵ − 3k̂) to the point
the following are correct?
B(3î − ĵ + 5k̂). The work done by the force will
1. cos2 α + cos2 β = sin2 γ
2. sin2 α + sin2 β = cos2 γ be
3. sin2 α + sin2 β + sin2 γ = 2 (a) 5 units
(b) 7 units
(c) 9 units
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(d) 10 units 52. The point of intersection of the line joining the
points (−3, 4, −8) and (5, −6, 4) with the XY-
48. For any vector plane is
2 7 8
⃗a|a⃗ × x̂|2 + |a⃗ × ĵ|2 + |a⃗ × k̂| is equal to (a) (3 , − 3 , 0)
(a) |a⃗|2
(b) 2|a⃗|2 7 8
(b) (− 3 , − 3 , 0)
(c) 3|a⃗|2
(d) 4|a⃗|2
7 8
(c) (− 3 , 3 , 0)
49. A man running round a racecourse notes that
the sum of the distances of two flag-posts from 7 8
(d) (3 , 3 , 0)
him is always 10 m and the distance between
the flag-posts is 8 m. The area of the path he
encloses is
(a) 18π square metres
k
53. If the angle between the lines whose direction

c
ratios are (2, −1, 2) and (x, 3, 5) is
π
4
, then the
(b) 15π square metres
(c) 12π square metres
(d) 8π square metres

r a smaller value of x is
(a) 52
(b) 4
(c) 2
50. The distance of the point (1, 3) from the line
2x + 3y = 6, measured parallel to the line 4x +
y = 4, is

B C (d) 1

54. The position of the point (1, 2) relative to the

(a)

(b)
5
√13

3
√17
units

units S S ellipse 2x 2 + 7y 2 = 20 is
(a) Outside the ellipse
(b) Inside the ellipse but not at the focus
(c) On the ellipse
(d) At the focus

55. The equation of a straight line which cuts off an


(c) √17 units
intercept of 5 units on negative direction of y-
axis and makes an angle 120° with positive
√17
(d) units direction of x-axis is
2
(a) y + √3x + 5 = 0
51. If the vector aî + ĵ + k̂, î + bĵ + k̂ and (b) y − √3x + 5 = 0
î + ĵ = ck̂ (a, b, c ≠ 1) are coplanar, then the (c) y + √3x − 5 = 0
value of (d) y − √3x − 5 = 0
1 1 1
+ + 56. The equation of the line passing through the
1−a 1−b 1−c
is equal to point (2, 3) and the point of intersection of lines
(a) 0 2x − 3y + 7 = 0 and 7x + 4y + 2 = 0 is
(b) 1 (a) 21 + 46𝑦 − 180 = 0
(c) a + b + c (b) 21x − 46y + 96 = 0
(d) abc (c) 46x + 21y − 155 = 0
(d) 46x − 21y − 29 = 0
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(d) 3x + 4y + 5z + 8 = 0

57. The equation of the ellipse whose centre is at


61. The inverse of the function 𝑦 = 5ln x is
origin, major axis is along x-axis with 1
3
eccentricity 4 and latus rectum 4 units is (a) x = y ln 5 , y > 0
(b) x = y ln 5 , y > 0
1

x2 7y2 (c) x = y ln 5 , y < 0


(a) + =1 (d) x = 5 ln y , y > 0
1024 64

49x2 7y2 62. A function is defined as follows:


(b) + =1 x
1024 64 − , x≠0
( )
f x = { √x 2

(c)
7x2
1024

x2
+

+
49y2
64

y2
=1

k 0, x=0
Which one of the following is correct in respect

c
of the above function?
(a) f(x) is continuous at x = 0 but not
(d)
1024 64
=1

58. The equation of the circle which passes through

r a differentiable at x = 0
(b) f(x) is continuous as well as differentiable at
x=0
(c) f(x) is discontinuous at x = 0

C
the points (1, 0), (0, 6), and (3, 4) is
(a) 4x 2 + 4y 2 + 142x + 47y + 140 = 0 (d) None of the above
(b) 4x 2 + 4y 2 − 142x + 47y + 138 = 0
(c) 4x 2 + 4y 2 − 142x + 47y + 138 = 0

S
(d) 4x 2 + 4y 2 + 150x − 49y + 138 = 0 B 63. If y = (cos x)(cos x)

(a) −
y2 tan x
cos x
, then
dy
dx
is equal to

sphere OABC, O being the origin is


x y z
(a) 2 + b + c = 1
S
59. A variable plane passes through a fixed point (a,
b, c) and cuts the axes in A, B, and C
respectively. The locus of the centre of the (b)
1−y ln(cos x)

y2 tan x
1+y ln(cos x)

y2 tan x
(c)
a b c 1−y ln(sin x)
(b) x
+y+z = 1
y2 tan x
a b c (d)
(c) +y+z = 2 1+y ln(sin x)
x

x y z 64. Consider the following:


(d) + + =2
a b c 1. x + x 2 is continuous at x = 0
1
2. x + cos x is discontinuous at x = 0
60. The equation of the plane passing through the 1
line of intersection of the planes x + y + z = 1, 3. x 2 + cos is continuous at x = 0
x
2x + 3y + 4z = 7 and perpendicular to the Which of the following are correct?
plane (a) 1 and 2 only
x − 5y + 3z = 5 is given by (b) 2 and 3 only
(a) x + 2y + 3z − 6 = 0 (c) 1 and 3 only
(b) x + 2y + 3z + 6 = 0 (d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 3x + 4y + 5z − 8 = 0
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65. Consider the following statements: 1 − x2 for 0 < x ≤ 1


1.
dy
at a point on the curve gives slope of the f(x) = { ln x for 1 < x ≤ 2
dx ln 2 − 1 + 0.5 x for 2 < x < ∞
tangent at that point.
Which one of the following is correct in respect
2. If a(t) denotes acceleration of a particle,
of the derivative of the function, i.e., f’(x)?
then
(a) f ′ (x) = 2x for 0 < x ≤ 1
∫ a(t)dt + c (b) f ′ (x) = −2x for 0 < x ≤ 1
gives velocity of the particle. (c) f ′ (x) = −2x for 0 < x < 1
3. If s(t) gives displacement of a particle at (d) f ′ (x) = 0 for 0 < x < ∞
ds
time t, then dt gives its acceleration at that
69. Which one of the following is correct in respect
instant. of the function
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 only
k
f(x) = x(x − 1)(x + 1) ?
(a) The local maximum value is larger than local

c
minimum value.

(d) 1, 2 and 3

x+1 x−1 dy
66. If 𝑦 = sec −1 (x−1) + sin−1 (x+1) , then dx is
r a (b) The local maximum value is smaller than
local minimum value.
(c) The function has no local maximum.
(d) The function has no local minimum.
equal to
(a) 0
(b) 1
x−1
B C 70. Consider the following statements:
1. Derivative of f(x) may not exist at some
point.
(c)

(d)
x+1

x+1
x−1
S S 2. Derivative of f(x) may exist finitely at some
point.
3. Derivative of f(x) may be infinite
(geometrically) at some point.
Which of the above statements are correct?
67. What is
(a) 1 and 2 only
∫ tan−1 (sec x + tan x) dx
(b) 2 and 3 only
equal to? (c) 1 and 3 only
πx x2 (d) 1, 2 and 3
(a) + +c
4 4
ln x
71. The maximum value of is
πx x2 x
(b) + +c (a) e
2 4

1
πx πx2 (b)
(c) + +c e
4 4
2
(c)
πx x2 e
(d) + +c
4 4
(d) 1
68. A function defined by (0, ∞) by
72. The function f(x) = |x| = |x| − x 3 is
(a) Odd
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(b) Even 77. The area bounded by the curve |x| + |y| = 1 is
(c) Both even and odd (a) 1 square unit
(d) Neither even nor odd (b) 2√2 square units
(c) 2 square units
73. If (d) 2√3 square units
d sin x
𝑙1 = (e )
dx x2
esin(x+h) − esin x 78. If x is any real number, then belongs to
𝑙2 = lim 1+x4
h→0 h which one of the following intervals?
sin x
𝑙3 = ∫ e cos x dx (a) (0, 1)
1
Then which one of the following is correct? (b) (0, 2]
(a) 𝑙1 ≠ 𝑙2
(b)
d
dx
(𝑙3 ) = 𝑙2
(c) ∫ 𝑙3 dx = 𝑙2
(d) 𝑙2 = 𝑙3
k
1
(c) (0, ]
2
(d) [0, 1]

c
74. The general solution of
dy ax + h
=
r a
79. The left-hand derivative of
f(x) = [x] sin(𝜋x) at x = k
where k is an integer and [x] is the greatest
integer function, is
dx by + k
represents a circle only when
(a) a = b = 0
(b) a = −b ≠ 0
B C (a) (−1)k (k − 1)𝜋
(b) (−1)k−1 (k − 1)𝜋
(c) (−1)𝑘 k𝜋
(d) (−1)𝑘−1 k𝜋
(c) a = b ≠ 0, h = k
(d) a = b ≠ 0

75. if
sin x S S x
80. If f(x) = 2 − 1 , then on the interval [0, 𝜋]
which one of the following is correct?
(a) tan[f(x)] , where [.] is the greatest integer
limπ =𝑙 1
x→ x function, and are both continuous
2 f(x)
And (b) tan[f(x)] , where [.] is the greatest integer
cos x
lim =m function, and f −1 (x) are both continuous
x→∞ x
Then which one of the following is correct? (c) tan[f(x)] , where [.] is the greatest integer
1
(a) 𝑙 = 1, m = 1 function, and are both discontinuous
2 f(x)
(b) 𝑙 = π , m = ∞ (d) tan[f(x)] , where [.] is the greatest integer
2 1
(c) 𝑙 = π , m = 0 function, is discontinuous but is
(d) 𝑙 = 1, m = ∞ f(x)
continuous
2π x
76. What is ∫0 √1 + sin 2 dx equal to?
(a) 8
(b) 4
(c) 2
(d) 0
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81. The order and degree of the differential (b) Differentiable at x = 0


equation (c) Not continuous at x = 0
3 2
dy 2 d2 y
[1 + ( ) ] = ρ2 [ 2 ]
dx dx
are respectively
(a) 3 and 2
(b) 2 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3
(d) None of the above
82. If
2x
y = cos−1 (

then
dy
dx
2
1 + x2
)

is equal to k
86. Which one of the following graphs represents

87. Let f(n) = [ +


1
4
x
the function f(x) = , x ≠ 0

c n
1000
x
] , where [x] denotes the
(a)

(b)


2
1+x2
2
1+x2
for all |x| < 1

for all |x| > 1

r a integral part of x. then the value of


1000

∑ f (n )
n=1
is

(c)
1+x2
for all |x| < 1
(d) None of the above.

B C (a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
251
250
1
0

(a) (0, ∞)
2

(b) (−∞, 0) ∪ (0, ∞)


(c) (−∞, ∞) S S
83. The set of all points, where the function
f(x) = √1 − e−x is differentiable, is 88. ∫(ln x)−1 dx − ∫(ln x)−2 dx is equal to
(a) x(ln x)−1 + c
(b) x(ln x)−2 + c
(c) x(ln x) + c
(d) (−1, ∞)
(d) x(ln x)2 + c

84. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct


89. A cylindrical jar without a lid has to be
answer using the code given below the lists. constructed using a given surface area of a
List -I List- II metal sheet. If the capacity of the jar is to be
(Function (Maximum value)
maximum then the diameter of the jar must be
A. sin x + cos x 1. √10 k times the height of the jar. The value of k is
B. 3 sin x + 4 cos x 2. √2 (a) 1
C. 2 sin x + cos x 3. 5 (b) 2
D. sin x + 3 cos x 4. √5 (c) 3
Code: (d) 4
(a) (A-2), (B-3), (C-1), (D-4)
(b) (A-2), (B-3), (C-4), (D-1) 90. The value of
(c) (A-3), (B-2), (C-1), (D-4) 𝜋 𝜋
4 4
(d) (A-3), (B-2), (C-4), (D-1) ∫ √tan x dx + ∫ √cot x dx
0 0
is equal to
85. If f(x) = x(√x − √x + 1), then f(x) is 𝜋
(a) Continuous but not differentiable at x = 0 (a)
4
.
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𝜋 ϕ(x)
(b)
2 (d) y=
x+c
𝜋
(c)
2√2
𝜋 95. If
(d)
2 4x + x 2 1+x
f(x) = and g(x) = ln ( )
1 + x3 1−x
e−1
91. Let g be the greatest integer function. Then the then what is the value of f °g (e+1) equal to?
2
function f(x) = (g(x)) − g(x 2 ) is (a) 2
discontinuous at (b) 1
(a) All integers (c) 0
1
(b) All integers except 0 and 1 (d) 2
(c) All integers except 1

92. The differential equation of minimum order by


eliminating the arbitrary constants A and C in
k
96. The value of the determinant

c
1 − α α − α2 α2
|1 − β β − β2 β2 | is equal to
the equation y = A[sin(x + C) + cos(x + C)] is
(a) y" + (sin x + cos y) y′ = 1
(b) y" = (sin x + cos x) y′
(c) y" = (y′)2 + sin x cos x
r a 1 − γ γ − γ2 γ2

(a) (α − β)(β − γ)(α − γ)


(α − β)(β − γ)(γ − α)

C
(b)
(d) y" + y = 0 (c) (α − β)(β − γ)(γ − α)(α + β + γ)

93. Consider the following statements:


Statement I: x > sin x for all x > 0

S B
Statement II: f(x) = x − sin x is an increasing
(d) 0

1
97. The adjoint of the matrix A = [2
0 2
1 0] is
function for x > 0

of the above statements? S


Which one of the following is correct in respect

(a) Both Statement I and Statement II are true


and Statement II is the correct explanation
−1 6 2
(a) [−2 1 −4]
6 3 1

1 6 −2
0 3 1

of Statement I. (b) [−2 1 4]


(b) Both Statement I and II are true and 6 −3 1
Statement II is not the correct explanation
of Statement I. 6 1 2
(c) [4 −1 2 ]
(c) Statement I is true but Statement II is false.
6 3 −1
(d) Statement I is false but Statement II is true.
94. The solution of the differential equation −6 2 1
dy yϕ(x) − y 2 (d) [ 4 −2 1 ]
= 3 1 −6
dx ϕ(x)
is
x
(a) y= −2 2
ϕ(x)+c 98. If A = ( ) , then which one of the
ϕ(x) −2 2
(b) y= +c following is correct?
xc
ϕ(x)+c (a) A2 = −2A
(c) y= (b) A2 = −4A
x
(c) A2 = −3A
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(d) A2 = 4A 103. Let the sample space consist of non-


negative integers up to 50, denote the numbers
99. Geometrically Re(z 2 − i) = 2 , where i = √−1 which are multipliers of 3 and Y denote the odd
and Re is the real part, represents numbers. Which of the following is/are correct?
8
(a) Circle 1. P(X) =
25
(b) Ellipse 1
2. P(Y) = 2
(c) Rectangular hyperbola
(d) Parabola Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
100. If p + q + r = a + b + c = 0 , then the (a) 1 only
pa qb rc (b) 2 only
determinant |qc ra pb| equals (c) Both 1 and 2

(a) 0
rb pc qa

(b) pa + qb + rc
(c) 1
104. k
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

c 1
For two events A and B, let P(A) = 2 ,

a
2 1
P(A ∪ B) = and P(A ∩ B) = . What
(d) pq + qb + rc + a + b + c 3 6
P(A̅ ∩ B) equal to?
101. A committee of two persons is selected

that the committee will have exactly one


C
from two men and two women. The probability
r (a)

(b)
1
6

woman is
(a)
1
6

S B (c)
4

1
3

(b)

(c)
2
3

4
9

5
S 105.
(d)
1
2

Consider the following statements:


1. Coefficient of variation depends on the unit
(d) of measurement of the variable.
9
2. Range is a measure of dispersion
102. Let a dice be loaded in such a way that 3. Mean deviation is least when measured
even faces are twice likely to occur as the odd about median.
faces. What is the probability that a prime Which of the above statements are correct?
number will show up when the dice is tossed. (a) 1 and 2 only
1 (b) 2 and 3 only
(a) 3 (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2
(b) 3
106. Given that the arithmetic mean and
4 standard deviation of a sample of 15
(c)
9
observations are 24 and 0 respectively. Then
5 which one of the following is the arithmetic
(d) 9 mean of the smallest five observations in the
data?
(a) 0
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(b) 8 10
(b)
243
(c) 16
(d) 24 11
(c) 243
107. Which one of the following can be
13
considered as appropriate pair of values of (d) 243
regression coefficient of y on x and regression
of x on y? 111. What is the probability that at least two
(a) (1, 1) persons out of a group of three persons were
(b) (-1, 1) born in the same month (disregard year)?
1 33
(c) (− 2 , 2) (a)
144

k
1 10
(d) ( , )
3 3 17
(b)

c
72
108. Let A and B be two events with
1 1 1 1
P(A) = 3, P(B) = 6 and P(A ∩ B) = 12. What is

(a)
̅) equal to?
P(B|A
1
5

r a (c)

(d)
144

2
9

(b)
1
7

1
B C 112. ̅ = 10, ̅Y = 90, σx = 3
It is given that X
σY = 12 and rxy = 0.8. The regression
equation of X on Y is

109.
(c)

(d)
8

1
10

S S 2
In a binomial distribution, the mean is 3
(a) Y = 3.2 X + 58
(b) X = 3.2 Y + 58
(c) X = −8 + 0.2 Y
(d) Y = −8 + 0.2 X

3 1
5 113. If P(B) = , P(A ∩ B ∩ C̅) = and
and the variance is 9. What is the probability 4 3
̅ ∩ B ∩ C̅) = 1 , then what is P(B ∩ C) equal
P(A
that x = 2? 3
5 to?
(a) 36 1
(a) 12
25
(b) 3
36
(b) 4
25
(c) 216 1
(c) 15
25
(d) 54 1
(d)
9

110. The probability that a ship safely


1 114. The following table gives the monthly
reaches a port is 3. The probability that out of 5
expenditure of two families:
ships, at least 4 ships would arrive safely is Expenditures (in Rs.)
1
(a) Items Family A Family B
243
Food 3,500 2, 700
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Clothing 500 800 (c) |√x1 + √x2 | > √2


Rent 1,500 1, 000 (d) x1 + x2 < 2(√x1 x2 + 1)
Education 2,000 1, 800
Miscellaneous 2,500 1, 800 118. Consider the following statements:
In constructing a pie diagram to the above data, 1. Variance is unaffected by change of origin
the radii of the circles are to be chosen by which and change of scale.
one of the following ratios? 2. Coefficient of variance is independent of
(a) 1: 1 the unit of observations.
(b) 10: 9 Which of the statements given above is/are
(c) 100: 91 correct?
(d) 5: 4 (a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
115. If a variable takes values 0, 1, 2, 3, …, n
with frequencies 1, C(n, 1), C(n, 2), C(n, 3), … ,
C(n,n) respectively, then the arithmetic mean is 119.

c k
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Five sticks of length 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 feet

a
(a) 2n are given. Three of these sticks are selected at
(b) n + 1 random. What is the probability that the
(c) n
(d)
n
2

C r selected sticks can form a triangle?


(a) 0.5
(b) 0.4
(c) 0.3
116.

S B
In a multiple-choice test, an examinee
either knows the correct answer with
probability p, or guesses with probability 1 − p.
The probability of answering a question 120.
(d) 0

The coefficient of correlation when


1

S
correctly is m , if he or she merely guesses. If the
examinee answers a question correctly, the
probability that he or she really knows the
answer is
(a)
mp
coefficients of regression are 0.2 and 1.8 is
(a) 0.36
(b) 0.2
(c) 0.6
(d) 0.9
1+mp

mp
(b) 1+(m−1)p

(m−1)p
(c) 1+(m−1)p

(m−1)p
(d) 1+mp

117. If x1 and x2 are positive quantities, then


the condition for the difference between the
arithmetic mean and the geometric mean to be
greater than 1 is
(a) x1 + x2 > 2√x1 x2
(b) √x1 + √x2 > √2
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Mathematics NDA 2 2017 Solution

1. x + log10 (1 + 2x ) = x log10 5 + log10 6


⟹ x(1 − log10 5) = log10 6 − log10 (1 + 2x ) 11. k =
1
=
−i
6 2i 2
⟹ x(log10 10 − log 10 5) = log 10 ( ) −1 −i
1 + 2x (4i − 6) (
) 10i ( )
6 2 2
⟹ x log10 2 = log 10 ( )⟹x=1 kA = −i −i
1 + 2x 14i ( ) (6 + 4i ( ))
[ 2 2 ]
2. (101110)2 = (46)10 and (110)2 = (6)10 2 + 3i 5
=[ ]
Quotient = (7)10 = (111)2 7 2 − 3i
Remainder = (4)10 = (100)2
12. |x − 3|2 + |x − 3| − 2 = 0
Let |x − 3| = y
3. For AB and BA to be exist
−1 ± √1 + 8 −1 ± 3
x + 5 = y and 11 − y = x ⟹y= =
Solving these, x = 8 and y = 3

4. Sn = nP +
n(n−1)Q
2
⟹y=1

c
2

k 2
⟹ y = 1 or −2 (−2 Rejected as y is +ve)

⟹ |x − 3| = 1 ⟹ x − 3 = 1 or x − 3 = 1

5. Sum of coefficients
Q
∴ common difference (d) = 2 × 2 = Q

r a ⟹ x = 4 or 2
∴ Sum of roots = 6

13. x 2 − 4x − log P3 = 0
= q − r + r − p + p − q = 0 ⟹ 1 is a root.
Another root =
p−q
q−r

B C D = 16 + 4log P3 ≥ 0
⟹ log P3 ≥
−16
4
1
≥ −4

S
= E − (E − (E − (E − A′)))
= E − (E − (E − A))
= E − (E − A′ ) = E − A = A
S
6. E − (E − (E − (E − (E − A)))) ⟹ P ≥ 3−4 ≥
∴ Minimum value =
81
1
81

14. Adj AT = (adjA)T ⟹ Adj AT − (adjA)T = 0


= (B ∪ C)′ = B′ ∩ C′
1 1 1 1
15. 62 × 64 × 68 × 616 … … . . ∞
7. Here, C ⊂ A and C ⊂ B 1
2
C = A ∩ B = A ∩ (B ∩ C) 1 1 1 1
1−
1
= A∩C = C 62+4+8+16+⋯∞ = 6 2 = 61 = 6

θ θ
8. α and β are roots of x 2 + x + 1 = 0 cos2 2 sin2 2 θ θ
⟹ 𝛼 = 𝜔, 𝛽 = ω2 16. | θ θ
| = (cos4 − sin4 )
2 2
sin2 cos2
α 𝛽 α + 𝛽 𝛽 + 𝛽2 2 2
[1 β ] [ ]=[ 2 ] θ θ θ θ
α α 1 𝛽 α + α α𝛽 + α𝛽 = (cos2 + sin2 ) (cos2 − sin2 ) = cos θ
2 2 −1 −1 2 2 2 2
= [𝜔 2+ ω ω +2𝜔] = [ ]
ω +𝜔 2ω −1 2
17. (x + a)100 + (x − a)100
9. All are true. Number of terms = 101-50 = 51

10. “T” is repeated twice. So, Number of 18. In (1 + x)50


permutations 1
C1 + C3 + C5 + ⋯ = × 250 = 249
(11)! 2
= = 19958400 [∵ C0 + C1 + C2 + ⋯ Cn = 2n
2!
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1 0 0 1 1
25. log e + 2 log e 3 + 4 log e 3 + ⋯
19. A = [0 b 0] a = diag [a, b, c]
1 1 1
0 0 c = (log e 3) [1 + + + ⋯ ∞] = (log e 3)
1 2 4 1
A−1 = diag −1 [a, b, c] = diag[a−1 , b−1 , c −1 ] 1−2
| A|
−1 = 2log e 3 = log e 9
1 a 0 0
= [ 0 b−1 0 ]
abc 8! 8 10×9×8×7
0 0 c −1 26. = 8! × 8! × = 210 × (8!)2
4! 6! 4!
k 1 1
20. Let us assume that total minutes = x 27. |1 k 1| = 0
For first nine minutes = 150 × 9 1 1 k
Let the remaining minutes = y = x − 9 ⟹ k(k 2 − 1) − (k − 1) + (1 − k) = 0
⟹ k(k + 1) − 1 − 1 ] = 0 ⟹ k 2 + k − 2 = 0

y
2
Now,
y
(150 × 9) + [2 × 150 + (y − 1)(−2)] = 4500
2
(302 − 2y) = 3150 ⟹ y 2 − 151y + 3150 = 0
⟹ 1, −2

c k
For k =1, first two equations will become same.
⟹ k = −2
⟹ (y − 126)(y − 25) = 0 ⟹ y = 25 or 126
(Rejected)
So, x = y + 9 = 25 + 9 = 34 minutes

r a
28. Sn = 1−r +
ab

2
1.3 + 2.3 + ⋯ n. 3
dbr(1−rn−1)
(1−r)2
n

21. (
1+i n
1−i
) = in = 1 ⟹ n = 4

B C =

=
{(2n − 1)3n+1 + 3}
4
(2n − 1)3a + b (2n − 1)3n+1 + 3
4
=
4

a+a = a+a

S S
22. (a, b) R (c, d) ⟺ a + b = b + c

⟹ (a, a) R (a, a) ⟹ R is reflexive.


Next, Let (a, b) R (c, d) ⟹ a + b = b + c
⟹ c + b = d + a ⟹ (c, d) R(a, b)
29.
a = n + 1, b = 3

P
2
Q
+ 2 = 45°

P Q
P Q
tan 2 + 2
⟹ R is symmetric. tan ( + ) = =1
2 2 P Q
1 − tan tan
Next, (a, b) R (c, d) and (c, d) R (e, f) 2 2
⟹ a + b = b + c and c + f = d + e −b c a−c
=1− = ⟹ a+b = c
⟹ a+d+c+f= b+c+d+e a a a
⟹ a + f = b + e ⟹ (a, b)R (e, f) 4 4 4
⟹ R is transitive ⟹ R is an equivalence 30. |z − | ≥ |z| − | | ⟹ 2 ≥ |z| − |z|
2 2
relation. ⟹ | z| 2 − 2 | z| − 4 ≤ 0
2+2√5
x y ⟹ | z| = 2
= 1 + √5 (neglecting -ve value)
23. y = 1−x ⟹ x = 1+y
x
2 1
31. tan 15° = 2 − √3 = x+50
24. 3x 2 + 2x + 1 = 0 ⟹ α + β = − 3 , αβ = 3
1 1 2 −8
S=𝛼+𝛽+ + =− −2=
𝛼 𝛽 3 3
1 16
P = (α + β−1 )(β + α−1 ) = αβ + 2 + =
αβ 3
Required equation is x 2 − Sx + P = 0
8 16
x2 + x + = 0 ⟹ 3x 2 + 8x + 16 = 0
3 3
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α+x α−x
2 sin ( 2 ) cos ( 2 ) p
⟹ α+x α−x =
2 cos ( 2 ) sin ( 2 ) q
sin α + sin x p
⟹ =
sin α − sin x q
sin α + sin x + sin α − sin x p + q
⟹ =
sin α + sin x − sin α + sin x p − q
2 sin α p + q
⟹ =
2 sin x p − q
(p − q) sin α
⟹ sin x =
p+q
⟹ (2 − √3 − 1) x = −50(2 − √3)
−50(2 − √3) 3 1 3 1
35. sin−1 5 + tan−1 7 = tan−1 4 + tan−1 7
⟹x=

⟹ x + 25 =
(1 − √3)
−50(2 − √3) + 25(1 − √3)
1 − √3
= tan

c k
−1 4
3 1
+7

1− ∙
3 1
4 7
= tan−1
21 + 4
28 − 3

=
−100 + 50√3 + 25 − 25√3

−75 + 25√3
1 − √3

=
25(3 − √3)
= 25√3
r a = tan−1
25
25
= tan−1 1 =
𝜋
4

C
1 − √3 (√3 − 1) 36. Let the distance between pole & tower is ‘b’.
hT
32. tan 9° − tan 27° − tan 63° + tan 81° Now, = tan 45° = 1 ⟹ hT = b
= (tan 9° + cot 9°) − (tan 27° + cot 27°)
=
cos(9° − 9°) cos(27° − 27°)

S
sin 9° cos 9° sin 27° cos 27°
2 2
B
2(sin 54° − sin 18°)

hT − hP
b
hT − hP
b
= tan 45° =

=
1
1
√3


hT − hP
hT
=
1
√3
hT − hP √3 + 1
=
=

=

sin 18° sin 54°

sin 18° ∙ sin 54°

33. √3 cosec 20° − sec 20°


=
2 ∙ 2 cos 36° ∙ sin 18°
S sin 18° ∙ sin 54°
=4
hT − (hT − hP ) √3 − 1
′ ′
⟹ Statement 2 is correct,
hT − hP + 2hP √3 + 1 + 4
hP
=
′ ′
2
⟹ Statement 3 is incorrect.

hP 2

hT + hP 5 + √3
hP
=
2

√3 1 ∴ Option ‘c’ right choice.


= −
sin 20° cos 20°
√3 cos 20° − sin 20° 37. a + b = 2b
= 2( )
2 sin 20° ∙ cos 20° A C
cot ∙ cot
sin 60° ∙ cos 20° − cos 60° ∙ sin 20° 2 2
= 2 ×2( )
sin 40° s(s − a) s(s − c)
sin(60° − 20°) =√ ×
= 2×2 =4 (s − b)(s − c) (s − a)(s − b)
sin 40°
s 2s a+b+c 3b
= = = = =3
34. α = A + B and x = A − B s − b 2s − 2b a + b + c − 2b b
x+α α−x
⟹A= ,B = A A
2 2 38. √1 + sin A = |sin 2 + cos 2 |
x+α
tan A tan ( ) p A A 𝜋 3𝜋
= 2 = sin + cos , 2n𝜋 − ≤ 2n𝜋 +
tan B tan ( α − x 2 2 4 4
) q ={
A A
2
− (sin + cos ) , otherwise
2 2
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A A ⃗α ∙ ⃗δ = 0 ⟹ a + 2b − c = 0 …(i)
So, √1 + sin A = − (sin + cos )
2 2 ⃗ ∙δ
β ⃗ = 0 ⟹ 2a + b + 3c = 0 …(ii)
3𝜋 A 5𝜋
When < < from (i) and (ii)
4 2 4
3𝜋 5𝜋 a b c
⟹ <A< = =
2 2 5 −5 −5
a b c
⟹ = = = −λ (say)
39. sin2 A + sin2 B + sin2 C 1 −1 −1
⟹ a = λ, b = −λ, c = −λ
= 2 cos2 A + 2 cos2 B + 2 cos2 C
⟹ cos2 A + cos2 B + cos2 C = 1 Again, ⃗δ ∙ γ
⃗ = 10
3 1 ⟹ 2a + b + 6c = 2λ − λ − 6λ = −5λ = 10
⟹ + (cos 2A + cos 2B + cos 2C) = 1 ⟹ λ = −2
2 2
⟹ cos 2A + cos 2B + cos 2C = −1 ∴ ⃗δ = −2î + 2ĵ + 2k̂ ⟹ |δ
⃗ | = √12 = 2√3
⟹ 2 cos(A + B) cos(A − B) = −(1 + cos 2C)
⟹ −2 cos C cos(A − B) = −2cos2 C
⟹ cos(A − B) = cos C
⟹ A−B = C
c k
46. (â + b̂) × (â × b̂)
= â × (â × b̂) + b̂ × (â × b̂)
= (â ∙ b̂)â − (â ∙ â)b̂ + (b̂ ∙ b̂)â − (b̂ ∙ â)b̂
Again, A + B + C = 𝜋
⟹ A+B+A−B= 𝜋
⟹A=
𝜋
2
r a = kâ − b̂ + â − kb̂
= (k + 1)(â − b̂)

⟹ △ is right angle.

40. Range of sin−1 x is [− , ]


𝜋 𝜋
2 2
𝜋 𝜋

B C AB = 2ĉ − 3ĵ + 8k̂


47. ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
work done = ⃗⃗F ∙ ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
AB = 1 × 2 + 3(−3) + 2(8)
= 2 − 9 + 16 = 9 units
⟹ sin−1 𝑥 ∈ [− , ]
2 2

S S
41. All given points lie on the line of equation
ay = bx
All points are collinear
48. Let a⃗ = xî + yĵ + 3k̂
|a⃗ × î|2 = z 2 + y 2
|a⃗ × ĵ|2 = x 2 + z 2
2
|a⃗ × k̂| = x 2 + y 2
∴ 2(x 2 + y 2 + z 2 ) = 2|a⃗|2
42. x + 2y − 2z = 9
9 49.
⟹ Length of normal = =3
√12 + 22 + (−2)2

43. cos2 α + cos2 β + cos2 γ = 1


cos2 α + cos2 β = 1 − cos2 γ = sin2 γ
⟹ Statement 1 is correct PF1 + PF2 = 10
cos2 α + cos2 β + cos2 = 1 ⟹ 2a = 10 ⟹ a = 5
⟹ 1 − sin2 α + 1 − sin2 β + 1 − sin2 γ = 1 F1 F2 = 8 ⟹ 2c = 8 ⟹ c = 4
⟹ sin2 α + sin2 β + sin2 γ = 2 a2 = b2 + c 2 ⟹ b2 = 32 ⟹ b = 3
⟹ Statement 3 is correct Area = 𝜋ab = 𝜋 × 3 × 5 = 15𝜋

44. ∠ between x + y − 3 = 0 & x − y + 3 = 0 is 50.


90° ⟹ α = 90°
As β is acute, therefore α > β

45. Let ⃗δ = aî + bĵ + ck̂


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2
9(34 + x 2 )
4x + 49 + 28x =
2
8x 2 + 98 + 56x = 306 + 9x 2
x 2 − 56x + 208 = 0
+56 ± √3136 − 832
x= = 28 ± 24 = 4, 52
2

54. 2(1)2 + 7(2)2 − 20 = 2 + 28 − 20 > 0


Equation of line L is ∴ point lies outside the ellipse.
y − 3 = −4(x − 1) ⟹ y − 3 = −4x + 4
⟹ 4x + y = 7 55.
3
Solving equations, x = 2 , y = 1

3 2
1
∴ AP = √( − 1) (1 − 3)2 = √ + 4 =

a 1 1
2 4
√17
2

c k
51. |1 b 1| = 0
1 1 c
⟹ C2 → C2 − C1 , C3 → C3 − C1
a 1−a 1−a
r a
|1 b − 1
1 0
0 |=0
c−1

B C
⟹ a(b − 1)(c − 1) − (1 − a)(c − 1) − (1 − a)(b − 1) = 0
Dividing by (1 − a)(1 − b)(1 − c) , we get
m = tan 120° = −√3


a
+
1−a 1−b 1−c
1
1−b 1−c
Adding
1
1−a
1

+
1
+
1

=−
=0

1−a
on both sides
a

S S y + 5 = −√3 x ⟹ y + √3 x + 5 = 0

56. Required Line


(2x − 3y + 7) + λ(−42y − 4y)(98 − 2) = 0 …(1)
Putting (2, 3)
1 1 1 ⟹ (4 − 9 + 7) + λ(14 + 12 + 2) = 0
+ + =1 1
1−a 1−b 1−c ⟹λ=−
14
(28x − 7x) + (−42y − 4y)(98 − 2) = 0
21x − 46y + 96 = 0
52. 9
Equation of line is 57. b2 = 2a, c 2 = 16 a2
x+3 y−4 z+8 We know, a2 = b2 + c 2 So,
= = = λ (say)
8 −10 12 9 2 32
⟹ x = 8λ − 3, y = −10λ + 4, z = 12λ − 8, a2 = 2a + a ⟹a=
16 7
since line intersects XY plane, so, z = 0 64
b2 =
9 7 −8 7
⟹ λ = ∴ x = ,y = Equation of ellipse
3 3 3
7 −8 x2 y2
⟹ Point ( , , 0) + =1
3 3 a2 b 2
Putting values of a and b
34+x2 49x 2 7y 2
53. 2x − 3 + 10 = 3√ 2 + =1
1024 64
58.
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Equation of plane passing through the line of


intersection of P1 and P2 is given by
x + y + z − 1 + λ(2x + 3y + 4z − 7) = 0
⟹ x(1 + 2λ) + y(1 + 3λ) + z(1 + 4λ) − 1 − 7λ = 0
This is perpendicular to x − 5y − 3z − 5 = 0
⟹ 1(1 + 2λ) − 5(1 + 3λ) + 3(1 + 4λ) = 0
⟹ 1 + 2λ − 5 − 15λ + 3 + 12λ = 0
Let equation of circle is ⟹ −λ − 1 = 0 ⟹ λ = −1
∴ Equation of plane is
x 2 − x + y 2 + 6y + λ(−y − 6 + 6x) = 0
−x − 2y − 3z − 1 + 7 = 0 ⟹ x + 2y + 3z = 0
Putting (3, 4), we get
9 − 3 + 16 + 24 + λ(−4 − 6 + 18) = 0
−23 61. y = 5log x
⟹ 46 + 8λ = 0 ⟹ λ = ⟹ log y = (log x)(log 5)
23
4
∴ x 2 − x + y 2 + 6y − (−y − 6 + 6x) = 0
4
⟹ 4x 2 + 4y 2 − 4x + 24y + 23y + 138 − 138x = 0
⟹ log x =

c klog y
log 5
1 1
= log y log 5 ⟹ y log 5 , y > 0

⟹ 4x 2 + 4y 2 − 142x + 47y + 138 = 0

59.

r a 62.
− ,
f(x) = { |x|
x

0,
x≠0
x=0

B C −1, x > 0
={ 1 x<0
0 x=0
f(x) is discontinuous at x = 0

S S 63. y = (cos x)y


⟹ log y = y log cos x
Differentiating both sides,
1 dy
= y. (− tan x) + log cos x .
dy
y dx dx
Equation of plane is 1 dy
x y z ⟹ ( − log cos x) = −y tan x
+ + =1 y dx
p q r dy −y 2 tan x
It passes through ⟹ =
dx 1 − y log cos x
a b c
(a, b, c) ⟹ + + = 1
p q r 64. Both statements are correct.
Equation of sphere is given by
65. Statements I and II are correct.
x 2 + y 2 + z 2 − pz − qy − rz = 0 with its
centre at (xc , yc , zc ) such that x−1 x−1 π
p q r 66. cos −1 x+1 + sin−1 x+1 = 2
xc = , yc = , zc = dy
2 2 2
⟹ p = 2xc , q = 2yc , r = 2 zc ⟹ =0
dx
∴ locus of centre
a b c 67.
⟹ + + =2 𝜋 x
x y z ∫ tan−1 (sec x + tan x)dx = ∫ tan−1 {tan ( ) − } dx
2 2
60. Let P1 = x + y + z − 1 = 0 𝜋 x 𝜋x x 2
= ∫ ( − ) dx = − +c
P2 = 2x + 3y + 4z − 7 = 0 4 2 4 4
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1 − x2, 0<x≤1 74.


68. f(x) = { log x, 1<x≤2 dy ax + h
=
log 2 − 1 + 0.5x, 2<x<∞ dx by + k
f ′ (x) = −2x, 0 < x ≤ 1
∫(by + k)dy = ∫(ax + h)dx

69. f(x) = x(x 2 − 1) by 2 ax 2


+ ky = + hx + c
f ′ (x) = x(2x) + (x 2 − 1) = 3x 2 − 1 2 2
f"(x) = 6x ax 2 by 2
− + hx − ky + c = 0
At f ′ (x) = 0 ⟹ x = ±
1 2 2
√3 a = −b ≠ 0
−1
−1 1 2
f(x)max = f ( ) = ( − 1) =
√3 √3 3 3√3 75.
1
f(x)min = f ( ) =
√3
1 1
( − 1) =
√3 3

70. All statements are correct.


−2
3√3
sin x
lim
x→π/2 x
m=0

c k
= L ⟹ L = 2/𝜋

71. f(x) =
ln x
x
1
( ) x − ln x 1 − ln x
r a76.
2𝜋

∫ √1 + sin
x
2
dx
f ′ (x) =

f"(x) = x
x

1 2
x2
=

− ∙ x − 2x(1 − ln x)
x4
x2

B C 0
2𝜋

0
x
4
x
= ∫ |sin + cos | dx
4

=
x4
−(3 − 2 ln x)
x3
=

S S
−x − 2x(1 − ln x) −[1 + 2 − 2 ln x]

At f ′ (x) = 0 ⟹ ln x = 1 ⟹ x = e
x3

77.
=8
x x 2𝜋
= 4 [sin − cos ]
4 40

−(3 − 2) 1
f"(e) = 3
=− 3<0
e e
ln e 1
f(x)max = f(e) = =
e e

x − x3 , x ≥ 0
72. f(x) = {
−x − x 3 , x < 0
x + x 3 , x ≥ 0 = f(x)
f(−x) {
x + x 3 , x < 0 = −f(x)
1
Neither even nor odd Area = 4 × 2 × 1 = 2 sq. unit

d
73. ℓ1 = esin x 78.
dx
x2
esin(x+n) − esin x d y=
ℓ2 = lim = esin x = ℓ1 1 + x4
n→0 n dx ⟹ y ≥ 0 Also,
ℓ3 = ∫ esin x cos x dx = ∫ et dt = et + c x2 1 1
y= = ⟹y≤
= esin x + c 1+x 4 1 2
x2 + 2
d d x
(ℓ3 ) = esin x = ℓ2
dx dx
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1 ⟹ maximum value = √4 + 1 = √2
⟹ y ∈ [0, ]
2 (C) → (4)
f(x) = sin +3 cos x
79. L. H. D. maximum value = √1 + 9 = √10
(k − 1) sin 𝜋(k − h) − [k] sin k𝜋
= lim (D) → (1)
ℎ→0 −h
(𝑘 − 1) sin(k𝜋 − 𝜋h)
= lim 85. L. H. Lt = R. H. Lt = f(0) = 0
ℎ→0 −h
±(k − 1) sin(𝜋h) ⟹ f(x) is continuous at x = 0
= lim L. H. D = R. H. D = −1
ℎ→0 −h
= ∓(k − 1)𝜋 ⟹ f(x) is differentiable at x = 0
= (−1)k (k − 1)𝜋 x
86. f(x) = x , ≠ 0

( )]
x
80. f(x) = − 1, [0, 𝜋]
2
x
tan[f x = tan[[ − 1]
1 1
2

c k
⟹ y = 1, x ≠ 0

=
f(x) x − 1
2
is discontinues at x = 2

Also, tan[f(x)] is discontinuous for x = 2 in


[0, 𝜋]
r a
81.

[1 + (
dy
) ] =p
2 3
2[
d2 y
]
2

B C 87. f(n) = [ +
1000

∴ ∑ + (n)
1
4
n
1000
]

82.
dx
Order = 2, Degree = 2

y = cos−1 (
2x
)
dx 2

S S n−1
1
=[ +
4 1000
….+[ +
1

1 1000
4 1000
]+[ +

]
1
4 1000
2 1
]+[ +
4 1000
1
] +. ..

1 + x2 1 750 1 750
𝜋 2x = 0 +0 +0 +⋯[ + ]+[ + ] +. ..
= − sin−1 , ( ) 4 1000 4 1000
2 1 + x2 1 1000
𝜋 …+ [ + ]
= − 2 tan−1 x, |x| < 1 4 1000
2 = 1 + 1 + 1 + ⋯ … . . +1 (251 times)
= 251
83.
−2x(−e−x2 ) xe−x2 88.
f ′ (x) = =
2√1−e−x2 √1−e−x2 1 1
Which is defined ∀ x ∈ R, except x = 0 ∫[ − ] dx
log x (log x)2
⟹ f(x) is differentiable on (−∞, 0) ∪ (0, ∞) Putting log x = t
⟹ x = et ⟹ dx = et dt
84. f(x) = sin x + cos x 1 1 et x
⟹ maximum value = √2 ∫ et [ − 2 ] dt = + c = +c
t t t log x
(A) → (2)
f(x)3 sin x + 4 cos x 89. The height and the radius of the base of an
⟹ maximum value = √32 + 42 = 5 open cylinder of given surface area and
(B) → (3) maximum volume are equal i.e., radius=height.
f(x) = 2 sin + cos x ⟹ Diameter = 2 × height.
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⟹k=2 1 dy 1 ϕ′ (x) 1
⟹ ∙ ( ) − ∙ =
y 2 dx 𝑦 ϕ(x) ϕ(x)
90. we get
𝜋/4 𝜋/4 dt 1 dy
= 2( )
∫ √tan x + ∫ √cot x dx dx y dx
0 0 dt ϕ′ (x) 1
⟹ + t=−
𝜋/4 dx ϕ(x) ϕ(x)
ϕ′ (x)
∫ dx
= ∫ (√tan x + √cot x) dx I. F =e ϕ(x) = elog ϕ(x) = ϕ(x)
0 Solution of differential equation is
𝜋/4 1
t ∙ ϕ(x) = ∫ − × ϕ(x) dx
sin x + cos x ϕ(x)
=∫ dx
√sin x cos x
0

= √2 ∫
𝜋/4
(sin x + cos x)
√1 − (sin x cos x)2
dx
⟹y=
1

c k
⟹ − ϕ(x) = −x ⟹
y
ϕ(x)
x
+c
ϕ(x)
y
=x

Putting sin x − cos x = t


⟹ dt = (sin x + cos x) dx
when x = 0, t = −1
r a
95.

f(x) =
4x + x 4

and x =
0
π
4
,t = 0

1
0

∫[sin−1
B
t]0−1
C g(
e−1
1 + x3
g(x) = ln (
1+x
1−x
) = ln [
)
e+1+e−1 2e
] = ln ( ) = 1
= √2 ∫
−1

= √2[0 − (−𝜋/2)] =

91. g(x) = [x]


√1 − t 2
dt = √2

S
√2
S −1
e+1
f𝑜g(
e−1
e+1
e+1−e+1
) = f(1) =

1 − α α − α2 α2
4+1
1+4
=1
2

96. |1 − β β − β2 β2 |
f(x) = [x]2 − [x] 1 − γ γ − γ2 γ2
f(x) is discontinuous at every integers except C1 → C1 + C2 + C3
x = 1. 1 α − α2 α2
= |1 β − β 2 β 2 |
92. y = A[sin(x + c) + cos(x + c)] 1 γ − γ2 γ2
dy C2 → C2 + C3
= A[cos(x + c) − sin(x + c)]
dx 1 α α2
d2 y = |1 β β2 | = (α − β)(β − γ)(γ − α)
= −A[sin(x + c) + cos(x + c)] = −y
dx 2 1 γ γ2
d2 y
⟹ 2+y = 0
dx 1 0 2
97. A = [2 1 0]
93. Both statements are correct but statement 2 is 0 3 1
not the correct explanation of statement 1. C11 = 1 C12 = −2 C13 = 6
C21 = 6 C22 = 1 C23 = −3
94. C31 = −2 C32 = 4 C33 = 1
dy yϕ′ (x) −y 2 1 6 −2
− = ∴ Adj A = [−2 1 4]
dx ϕ(x) ϕ(x) 6 −3 1
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⟹ Average of any five observations = 24.


−2 2 −2 2 8 −8
98. A2 = [ ][ ][ ]
2 2 2 −2 −8 8 107. Regression coefficient of y on x
−2 2
= −4 [ ] = −4A = regression coefficient of x on y
2 −2
⟹ (x, y) lies on (y = x) line.
99. Let z = x + iy
1 1 1
z 2 − 1 = x 2 − y 2 + 2xyi − i 108. P(A) = 3 , P(B) = 6 , P(A ∩ B) = 12
= x 2 − y 2 + (2xy − 1)i P(B ∩ A̅)
Re(z 2 − i) = 2 P(B|A̅ ) =
̅̅̅
P(A)
⟹ x2 − y2 = 2 1
This equation represents rectangular hyperbola. P(B ∩ A̅ ) = P(B) − P(A ∩ B) =
12
2
̅) =
P(A
100. p+q+r= a+b+c = 0
pa qb rc
|qc ra pb|
rb pc qa
𝐵
∴ 𝑃( ) =
̅
A

c k3
1/12 1
2/3
=
8

= pqr(a3 + b3 + c 3 ) − abc(p3 + q3 + r 3 )
= pqr (3abc) − abc (3pqr)
= 0 ∴ a3 + b3 + c 3 = 3abc p3 + q3 + r 3 = 3pqr)
(

r a
109.

⟹q= × =
5 3 5
9 2 6
1
2
np = , npq =
3 9
5

101.
n(s) = 4C2 =
4×3
2
=6
n(E) = 2C1 × 2C1 = 2 × 2 = 4
B C ⟹ p = ,n = 4
6
4
1 2 5 2
p(x = 2) = C2 ( ) × ( )
6 6

102.
4 2
P(E) = =
6 3

S S
Possible primes are 2, 3, 5.
2 1 1 2 4
110.
=6×
1 25
×
36 36 216
=
25

p(all reach safely) = (3)


1 22
1 5

× + × = p(4 reach safely) = 5 × ( )


3 3 3 3 9 3 3
11
103. n(X) = 16, n(Y) = 25 and S = 51 p(at least 4 reach safely) =
243
16 25
⟹ P(X) = , P(Y) =
51 51 111.
12 × 11 × 10
104. P(A ∪ B) = P(A) + P(B) − P(A ∩ B) p(none born in same month) =
12 × 12 × 12
2 1 1 1 p(at least two born in same month)
P(B) = − + =
3 2 6 3 12 × 11 × 10 144 − 110 17
1 1 1 =1− = =
∴ P(A̅ ∩ B) = − = 12 × 12 × 12 144 72
3 6 6
112. x̅ = 10, y̅ = 90
105. Statement 1 and statement 2 are σ x = 3, σ y = 10
correct. Mean derivation is least when rxy = 0.8
measured about mean, therefore statement 3 is Regression equation x on y is
wrong. σx
⟹ x − 10 = r (y − 90)
σy
106. As standard deviation is ‘0’, therefore 3
⟹ x − 10 = 0.8 × (y − 90)
all observations will be equal to 24. 12
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⟹ x − 10 = 0.2(y − 90) 3
P(E) = = 0.3
⟹ x = −8 + 0.2y 10

113. 120. Coefficient of correlation


P(B ∩ C̅) = P(A ∩ B ∩ C̅) + P(A
̅ ∩ B ∩ C̅) = √0 ∙ 2 × 1 ∙ 8 = 0 ∙ 6
1 1 2
= + =
3 3 3
P(B) = P(B ∩ C) + P(B ∩ C̅)
⟹ P(B ∩ C) = P(B) − P(B ∩ C̅)
3 2 1
= − =
4 3 12

114. Total expenditure of A = 10,000


Total expenditure of B = 8,100
So, area of A: area of B= 10,000: 8,100 = 100:81
⟹ radii of A: radii of B =√100 ∶ √81 = 10: 9

c k
115. The arithmetic mean will always be
between minimum and maximum value so out
of the given option ‘n/2’ is possible value.
r a
116. P (to know correct answer) = p

P (to answer correctly) = p +


1−p

B C
P (to guess correct answer) = (1 − p) × (1/m)

So, required probability


=
p+ m
p
=
mp

S
1 − p 1 + p(m − 1)
S m

117.
x1 + x2
− √x1 x2 > 1
2
x1 + x2
⟹ > √x1 x2 + 1
2
⟹ x1 + x2 > 2 √x1 x2 + 2
⟹ x1 + x2 − 2 √x1 x2 > 2
2
⟹ (√x1 − √x2 ) > 2
⟹ |√x1 − √x2 | > √2

118. Variance is independent of change of


origin but not scale. So, Statement 1 is
incorrect, Statement 2 is correct.

119. n(S) = 5C3 = 10


n(E) = 4C3 − 1 = 3
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General Ability Test NDA 2 2017 Question Paper

PART-A (b) amend


(c) cancel
Synonyms
(d) withhold
Directions: Each item in this section consists of a 8. This is his maiden appearance on the screen.
sentence with an underlined word/words followed by (a) first
four options. Select the option that is nearest in meaning (b) last
to the underlined word/words and mark your response (c) girlish
in your Answer Sheet accordingly. (d) shy
1. The discussion was wound up after a long and 9. At the end of the marathon everybody was
fruitful exchange of views. exhausted.
(a) postponed (a) weakened
(b) cut short (b) honoured
(c) interrupted
(d) concluded
2. He was fully alive to the need for making
adjustments.
c k
(c) satisfied
(d) tired
10. He gave me a counterfeit coin.
(a) rare
(a) concerned about
(b) worried about
(c) aware of
r a (b) fake
(c) unmatured
(d) inferior
(d) indifferent about

but in vain.
(a) inform
B C
3. The police officer tried to intimidate the witness Antonyms
Directions: Each item in this section consists of a
sentence with an underlined word/words followed by
(b) reward
(c) frighten
(d) persuade

S S
4. We must adopt drastic measures to control
population growth.
four options. Select the option that is opposite in
meaning to the underlined word/words and mark your
response in your Answer Sheet accordingly.
11. My mother has been working hard for the last
two weeks and she feels run down.
(a) simple (a) morbid
(b) dramatic (b) energetic
(c) realistic (c) exhausted
(d) severe (d) emotional
5. He is extremely meticulous in his approach. 12. The President condemned the act of violence
(a) simple during the celebration of the festival.
(b) careful (a) reason
(c) fair (b) instigation
(d) reasonable (c) restraint
6. The experts’ minute examination brought light (d) sobriety
to some important clues. 13. The students made a generous contribution to
(a) quick the flood relief fund.
(b) detailed (a) niggard
(c) superficial (b) selfish
(d) prolonged (c) spendthrift
7. The decision of the Union Government to repeal (d) indecent
the Urban Ceiling Act has been welcomed by all. 14. He was just idle by temperament.
(a) suppress (a) employed
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(b) occupied (b) horse (b) It


(c) industrious (c) dog (c) He
(d) happy (d) cow (d) Her
15. Most of the decisions taken by the officer were
unjust. Explanation: Out of the list given in item K, only, ‘boy’ is
(a) serious the correct answer because usually, a boy, and not a
(b) lenient horse, a dog or a cow, attends school. So ‘(a)’ is to be
(c) correct marked on the Answer Sheet for item K. A boy usually
(d) imbecile referred to as ‘he’, so for item L, ‘(c)’ is the correct
16. He is a loving father and takes great delight in his answer. Notice that to solve the first item K you have to
children. read the rest of the sentence and then see what fits best.
(a) revolt
(b) dissatisfaction
(c) enjoyment
(d) disgust
17. He was quite concerned about his son’s career.
Passage

c k
After this incident I went to Nainital and returned after
nearly a month. I had
21. (a) hardly
(a) unrelated
(b) indifferent
(c) dispassionate
r a (b) barely
(c) merely
(d) rarely
(d) carefree
18. They are confident of success.
(a) imprudent
(b) impatient
B C taken 22. (a) out my clothes when I saw Gangu standing
(b) away
(c) off
(d) on
(c) diffident
(d) reluctant

S S
19. We carried on the search for the missing person.
(a) delayed
(b) reconsidered
23. (a) by a new baby. He was 24. (a) jumping
(b) near
(c) with
(d) at
(b) bursting
(c) dancing
(d) singing
(c) broke up with joy. Even Nanda 25. (a) could not have
(d) called off (b) would
20. This T.V. has may indigenous components. (c) should
(a) Indian (d) ought
(b) foreign 26. (a) experimented such joy 27. (a) at
(c) unnatural (b) show (b) bursting
(d) genuine (c) should (c) on
Selecting Words (d) heard (d) into
Directions: In the following passage, at certain points you getting Krishna. His face had the same
are given a choice of four words marked (a), (b), (c), and 28. (a) light
(d), one of which fits the meaning of the passage. Choose (b) glow
the best word out of the four. Mark the letter, viz., (a), (c) sense
(b), (c), or (d), relating to this word on your Answer Sheet. (d) hope
Examples K and L have been solved for you. that 29. (a) comes on the face of a 30. (a) starved
K L (b) appears (b) starving
The (c) rises (c) hungry
(a) boy was in the (a) She was homesick. (d) shows (d) shows
school in Shimla man after a full meal.
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35. As the ship streams from San Diego


Ordering of words in a sentence (P) as walls of gray water from a distant storm in
Directions: Each of the following items in this section the North Pacific
consists of a sentence, the parts of which have been (Q) making the greener among us miserable with
jumbled. These parts have been labelled P, Q, R, and S. sea sickness
Given below each sentence are four sequences namely (R) rock and toss the ship
(a), (b), (c) and (d). You are required to re-arrange the (s) those of us aboard have a personal
jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response demonstration of powerful ocean movement
accordingly. (a) P Q R S (b) S R P Q
31. The spirit of man (c) S P R Q (d) Q S R P
(P) has slowly and painfully surmounted
(Q) and his growing intelligence Spotting Errors
(R) all the obstacles that have come in his way
(S) has faced all kinds of dangers
(a) Q P S R
(c) R P Q S
(b) S Q P R
(d) P R Q S
k
Directions: Each item in this section has a sentence with
three underlined parts labelled (a), (b), and (c). Read

c
each sentence to find out whether there is any error in
any underlined part and indicate your response in the

32. After our school boys had won a well-contested


hockey match a
Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a),

r
(b) or (c). If you find no error, your response should be
indicated as (d).

their victory to the headmaster


(Q) who is a keen sportsman
(R) they came to school in high spirits
B C
(P) so that they might communicate the news of
36. An electrical circuit
(a)
is the complete path
(b)
traversed by electric current. No error.

games
(a) Q P S R
(c) R P Q S
S S
(S) and takes a very lively interest in school

(b) S Q P R
(d) P R Q S
(c) (d)

37. He waved us a by-by as he boarded the train


(a) (b)
which disappeared into the tunnel. No error
33. Even a leisurely game like cricket (c) (d)
(P) demanding grace rather than strength
(Q) and over the rough tactics of the Australian 38. There was great deal that had to be scrapped
team that visited England in 1921. that must be scrapped:
(R) as we saw in the controversy over body-line (a)
bowling but surely India could not have been what she
(S) can cause much ill-will undoubtedly was
(a) P S R Q (b) R S P Q (b)
(c) S R Q P (d) Q P R S and could not have continued a cultured
existence for thousands of years. No error.
34. Scientists point out (c) (d)
(P) of sunspot activity
(Q) that it is an aftermath that 39. With regard to interior decoration, it is the
(R) has now reached its peak attention given to the less overt aspects of using
(S) of the eleven-year cycle space
(a) R S P Q (b) P Q S R (a)
(c) Q R P S (d) Q S P R that give it life, an identity, a quality
(b)
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that makes it exciting and unusual. No error. 47. When he heard the terrible noise, he asked me
(c) (d) what was on.
(a) happening
40. A small parcel of novel is better than none. (b) being
(a) (b) (c) (c) getting
No error. (d) going
(d) 48. Could you lend me some money? I am very
of cash at the moment.
Fill in the blanks (a) down
Directions: Each of the following sentences in this (b) low
section has a blank space and four words or group of (c) short
words given after the sentence. Select the word or group (d) scarce
of words you consider most appropriate for the blank
space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheer
accordingly.
41. He looks as if he weary.
(a) by
(b) at
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49. I saw her when she was standing
of the statue.
the side

(a) is
(b) was
(c) would be
r a (c) in
(d) beyond
50. True friends never their loved ones in
(d) were
42. My house is insured
(a) for
(b) against
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theft and fire.
adversity.
(a) abuse
(b) criticize
(c) befool
(c) in
(d) towards

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43. The result of the prolonged discussion was
.
(a) disappointment
(d) desert

PART-B
51. Which one of the following was set as a target of
average growth of GDP of India over the plan
(b) disappointing period 2012-2017 by the Approach Paper to the
(c) disappointed Twelfth Five Year Plan?
(d) to disappoint (a) 7 percent
44. You are lucky in the 20th century. (b) 8 percent
(a) by being born (c) 9 percent
(b) to have been born (d) 10 percent
(c) for being born 52. Which one of the following is not a subject that
(d) to have born has been devolved to the Panchayati Raj
45. Sita is true to . Institutions by the II1 Schedule of the
(a) word Constitution of India?
(b) her words (a) Non-conventional energy sources
(c) the words (b) Roads
(d) words (c) Higher education
46. Years since I saw her last. (d) Libraries
(a) have passed 53. Who among the following used the term
(b) had passed Industrial Revolution for the first time in English
(c) had been passing to describe the changes that occurred in the
(d) have been passing
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British industrial development between 1760 Select the correct answer using the code given
and 1820? below:
(a) Friedrich Engles (a) 3-2-1-4
(b) Eric Hobsbawm (b) 2-3-1-4
(c) Arnold Toynbee (c) 4-1-2-3
(d) Georges Michelet (d) 2-1-3-4
54. Who among the following is the author of the 61. The Kashmir region receives additional amount
book ‘The Indian Struggle, 1920-1934’? of precipitation during the winter brought by,
(a) Maulana Abul Kalam (a) South-west Monsoon
(b) Jayprakash Narayan (b) Western Disturbances
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose (c) Retreating Monsoon
(d) Manabendra Nath Roy (d) Temperate Cyclone
55. Which one of the following about the Swadeshi
Campaign in 1896 is not correct?
(a) Its centre was Maharashtra
(b) Its main participants were students
62.
field?

c k
Which part of India has the Kalakot tertiary coal

(a) Brahmaputra river basin of Assam


(b) Damodar river basin of Jharkhand and West

56.
(c) It opposed the levy of tariff on imports
(d) It publicly burnt foreign clothes
Which one of the following associations was
r a Bengal
(c) Himalayan mountain region
(d) Cardamon hills in Kerala

(a) The Bengal British India Society


(b) The East India Association
(c) The British Indian Association
B C
founded in London by Dadabhai Naoroji in 1866? 63. Tendons through which muscles are connected
to bones are tightly compacted bundles of which
one of the following fibrous protein?
(a) fibrin

57.
S
(d) The Madras Native Association
Mariana Trench is located in the ocean floor of

S
(a) Southern Atlantic Ocean
(b) Western Pacific Ocean
(c) Eastern Pacific Ocean
64.
(b) collagen
(c) elastin
(d) cellulose
Which one of the following is the scientific name
of the causal organism of elephantiasis?
(d) Northern Atlantic Ocean (a) Ascaris lumbricoides
58. Taklamakan Desert is situated in (b) Culex pipiens
(a) Western Asia (c) Wuchereria bancrofti
(b) Southern fringe of Sahara in Africa (d) Fasciola hepatica
(c) South America 65. Melanin is the natural pigment that gives color
(d) Central Asia to human skin, hair, and the iris. It provides
59. Rudraprayag is situated at the confluence of protection against
rivers Alaknanda and (a) Ultraviolet radiation
(a) Bhagirathi (b) Infrared radiation
(b) Mandakini (c) X-ray radiation
(c) Nandakini (d) Short wave radio radiation
(d) Dhauliganga 66. Intake of which one of the following food
60. Arrange the following Indian cities according to components should be minimized by patients
their locations from west to east: having Gouty Arthritis due to elevated serum
1. Bilaspur uric acid level?
2. Jodhpur (a) Food fibers
3. Bhopal (b) Nucleic acids
4. Ranchi (c) Lipids
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(d) Carbohydrates simultaneously from the same height. The time


67. Which one of the following statements about taken by them to reach the bottom is t 1 , t 2 , and
microbes is not correct? t 3. respectively. In this situation, we will observe
(a) They are used in sewage treatment plants. that
(b) They are used in industrial fermenters for (a) t 1 > t 2 > t 3
(b) t 1 > t 3 > t 2
the production of beverages.
(c) t 3 > t 1 > t 2
(c) No antibiotic has been obtained from any (d) t 1 = t 2 = t 3
microbe. 73. Electron emission from a metallic surface by
(d) They are used to get many bioactive application of light is known as
molecules for the treatment of diseases. (a) Thermionic emission
68. Golden rice is a genetically-modified crop plant (b) Photoelectric emission
where the incorporated gene is meant for (c) High field emission
biosynthesis of
(a) Omega-3 fatty acids
(b) Vitamin A
(c) Vitamin B
74.
Sun?

c k
(d) Auto electronic emission
How does light take to reach the Earth from the

(a) about 4 minutes


(d) Vitamin C
69. An object moves in a circular path with a
constant speed. Which one of the following
r a
75.
(b) about 8 minutes
(c) about 24 minutes
(d) about 24 hours
Radioactivity is measured by
statements is correct?

B C
(a) The centripetal acceleration of the object is
smaller for a gentle curve (i.e., curve of
larger radius) than that for a sharp curve
(a) GM Counter
(b) Polarimeter
(c) Calorimeter
(d) Colorimeter

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(i.e., curve of smaller radius).
(b) The centripetal acceleration is greater for a
gentle curve than that for a sharp curve.
(c) The centripetal acceleration is the same for
both the gentle and sharp curves.
76. The mirrors used as rear-view mirrors in vehicles
are
(a) concave
(b) convex
(c) cylindrical
(d) The centripetal acceleration causes the (d) plane
77. Which one of the following waves is used for
object to slow down.
detecting forgery in currency notes?
70. The force acting on a particle of mass m moving
(a) Ultraviolet waves
along the x-axis is given by f(x) = Ax 2 − Bx. (b) Infrared waves
Which one of the following is the potential (c) Radio waves
energy of the particle? (d) Microwaves
(a) 2Ax − B 78. The majority charge carriers in a p-type
x2
(b) − 6 (2Ax − 3B) semiconductor are
(c) Ax 2 − Bx 2 (a) free electrons
(d) Zero (b) conduction electrons
71. The symbol of SI unit of inductance is H. It stands (c) ions
for (d) holes
(a) Holm 79. The ionization energy of hydrogen atom in the
(b) Halogen ground state is
(c) Henry (a) 13.6 MeV
(d) Hertz (b) 13.6 eV
72. In a vacuum, a five-rupee coin, a feather of a (c) 13.6 Joule
sparrow bird and a mango are dropped (d) Zero
.
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80. When pure water boils vigorously, the bubbles (c) It authorized Indian ICS officers to try
that rise to the surface are composed primarily Europeans in courts.
of (d) It was an agitation led by Ilbert in support of
(a) air the nationalists.
(b) hydrogen 87. Who among the following can attend the
(c) hydrogen and oxygen meetings of both Houses of Parliament while not
(d) water vapour being member of either House?
81. Which compound when dissolved in water (a) The Solicitor General of India
conducts electricity and forms a basic solution? (b) The Vice-President of India
(a) HCl (c) The Comptroller and Auditor General of
(b) CH3 COOH India
(c) CH3 OH (d) The attorney General of India
(d) NaOH 88. Who among the following was believed to be a
82. The principal use of hydrofluoric acid is
(a) in etching glass
(b) as a bleaching agent
(c) as an extremely strong oxidizing agent
c k
leader of the Sanyasis and Fakirs conspiring
against the British in 1857?
(a) Mangal Pandey
(b) Bahadur Shah II
(d) in the preparation of strong fluorine
compounds
83. The species that has the same number of
electrons as 32
16S Cl is
r a
89.
(c) Queen Zeenat Mahal
(d) Nana Sahib
Who among the following was the founder of the
Avadh Kingdom in the 18th century?

(b)
32
(a) 16S

34 +
16S

B C (a) Murshid Quli Khan


(b) Saadat Khan
(c) Alivardi Khan
(d) Sarfaraz Khan
(c) 40
18Ar

(d) 35
16S
2
+

S S
84. The compound CgH12 O4 contains
(a) 22 atoms per mole
90. Who among the following was the founder of the
Young Bengal Movement?
(a) Henry Vivian Derozio
(b) David Hare
(c) Dwarkanath Tagore
(b) twice the mass percent of H as compared to (d) Prasanna Kumar Tagore
the mass percent of C 91. Which one of the following statements about the
(c) six times the mass percent of C as compared Quit India Movement is correct?
to the mass percent of H (a) It broke out in August 1942.
(d) thrice the mass percent of H as compared to (b) Ahmedabad Textile Mills went on strike for
the mass percent of O more than 3 months.
85. The proposition ‘equal volumes of different (c) Muslim League and Hindu Mahasabha
gases contain equal numbers of molecules at the actively participated in the movement.
same temperature and pressure’ is known as (d) Communist Party did not support the
(a) Avogadro’s hypothesis movement.
(b) Gay-Lussac’s hypothesis 92. Who among the following is the winner of the
(c) Planck’s hypothesis Singapore Open Superseries Badminton Men’s
(d) Kirchhoff’s theory Singles title 2017?
86. Which one of the following statements about the (a) Kidambi Srikanth
Ilbert Bill is correct? (b) Lin Dan
(a) It proposed that the Indian magistrates (c) B. Sai Praneeth
would try Europeans in criminal cases. (d) Kento Momota
(b) It allowed Indians to file criminal cases 93. Koradi Thermal Power Station is located in
against Europeans. (a) Nagpur
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(b) Raipur (b) 2 and 3 only


(c) Mumbai (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) Secunderabad (d) 1, 2, and 3
94. Which one of the following is the theme of the 100. In India, maximum amount of rainfall is
International Day for Monuments and Sites received from
(World Heritage Day) 2017? (a) Western Disturbances
(a) The Heritage of Sport (b) Northeast Monsoon
(b) Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism (c) Southwest Monsoon
(c) Past and Present Heritage (d) Retreating Monsoon
(d) Heritage and Science 101. Which set of the following biosphere
95. In April 2017, USA dropped MOAB (Massive reserves in India is included in the World
Ordinance Air Blast popularly known as the Network of Biosphere Reserves?
Mother of All Bombs) in the suspected hideouts (a) Gulf of Mannar, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and
of militants in which one of the following
countries?
(a) Iran
(b) Syria
c k
Simlipal
(b) Gulf of Mannar, Kanchanjunga, Nokrerk, and
Seshachalam
(c) Nilgai, Nokrek, Panchmarhi, and Panna

96.
(c) Afghanistan
(d) Somalia
Who among the following is the Chairman of the
Interdisciplinary Committee constituted recently
r a
102.
(d) Nilgiri,
Seshachalam
Nokrek, Panchmarhi, and

Which of the following statements about


magnetite ore of iron is/are correct?
by the Government of India to examine
framework for virtual currencies?

B C
(a) Secretary, Department of Financial Services
(b) Special Secretary, Department of Revenue
1. It is known as black ore.
2. It contains 60% to 70% of pure iron
3. It possesses magnetic properties
Select the correct answer using the code given

97.
Affairs

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(c) Special Secretary, Department of Economic

(d) Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India


SAMPADA scheme is being implemented by the
Ministry of
below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
(a) Finance 103. Which one of the following vitamins has
(b) Housing and Urban Affairs a role in blood clotting?
(c) Food Processing Industries (a) Vitamin A
(d) Earth Sciences (b) Vitamin D
98. The shortest day length that occurs in the (c) Vitamin E
hemisphere is on (d) Vitamin K
(a) 21st March 104. The term ‘Probiotic’ is applied to
(b) 23rd September (a) organic food
(c) 22nd November (b) antacid
(d) 22nd December (c) antibiotic
99. The Indian Railways have gone in for qualitative (d) live microbial food supplement
improvements since independence. Which of 105. Which one of the following microbes
the following have taken place in recent years? causes acidification and curding of milk?
1. gauge conversion (a) lactic acid bacillus
2. track electrification (b) Clostridium botulinum
3. automatic signals (c) Vibrio choleras
Select the correct answer using the codes given (d) Saccharomyces cerevisiae
below: 106. Who among the following shared Nobel
(a) 1 and 2 only Prize in 1962 along with Francis Crick and James
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Watson for their discoveries concerning the (c) Energy can neither be created nor
molecular structure of nucleic acids? destroyed.
(a) Erwin Chargaff (d) Energy cannot be created but can be
(b) Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins destroyed.
(c) Rosalind Franklin 113. Step-up transformers are used for
(d) Phoebus Levene (a) increasing electrical power
107. Water boils at a lower temperature at (b) decreasing electrical power
high altitudes because (c) decreasing voltage
(a) the air pressure is less (d) increasing voltage
(b) outside temperature is less 114. Which among the following waves
(c) latent heat is less carries the maximum energy per photon?
(d) none of the above (a) X-rays
108. Concave mirror is used in headlights of (b) Radio waves
vehicles because it
(a) focuses light from the bulb onto nearby
vehicles
(b) sends parallel rays
115.

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(c) Light waves
(d) Microwave
How much CO2 is produced on heating 1
kg of carbon?

109.
(c) fits well into the shape of the headlight
(d) is cheaper than other mirrors
If some object is weighed when
submerged in water, what will happen to its
r a (a) 11/3 kg
(b) 3/11 kg
(c) 4/3 kg
(d) ¾ kg
weight compared to its weight in air?
(a) increase
(b) decrease
(c) remain exactly the same
B C 116. Zinc is used to protect iron from
corrosion because zinc is
(a) more electropositive than iron
(b) cheaper than iron

110.
(a) time
(b) distance
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(d) increase or decrease, cannot be specified
Light year is a measure of

(c) total amount of light falling on the Earth in a


117.
(c) a bluish white metal
(d) a good conductor of heat and electricity
Which one of the following gases is
placed second in respect of abundance in the
Earth’s atmosphere?
year (a) oxygen
(d) average intensity of light falling on the Earth (b) hydrogen
in a year (c) nitrogen
111. Which one of the following statements (d) carbon dioxide
about a satellite orbiting around the Earth is 118. Which one of the following is a chemical
correct? change?
(a) Satellite is kept in orbit by remote control (a) cutting of hair
from the ground station. (b) graying of hair naturally
(b) Satellite is kept in orbit by retro-rocket and (c) swelling of resin in water
solar energy keeps it moving around the (d) cutting of fruit
Earth. 119. Which one of the following chemicals is
(c) Satellite requires energy from solar panels used as washing soda?
and solid fuels for orbiting. (a) calcium carbonate
(d) Satellite does not require any energy for (b) calcium bicarbonate
orbiting. (c) sodium carbonate
112. Which one of the following statements (d) sodium bicarbonate
about energy is correct? 120. Why is potassium permanganate used
(a) Energy can be created as well as destroyed. for purifying drinking water?
(b) Energy can be created but not destroyed. (a) it kills germs
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(b) it dissolves the impurities 127. The statement that ‘heat cannot flow by
(c) it is a reducing agent itself from a body at a lower temperature to a
(d) it is an oxidizing agent body at a higher temperature’ is known as
121. Consider the following movements: (a) Zeroth law of thermodynamics
1. Moplah Rebellion (b) First law of thermodynamics
2. Bardoli Satyagraha (c) Second law of thermodynamics
3. Champaran Satyagraha (d) Third law of thermodynamics
4. Salt Satyagraha 128. Which one of the following waves does
Which one of the following is the correct not belong to the category of the other three?
chronological order of the above in ascending (a) X-rays
order? (b) microwaves
(a) 1-3-4-2 (c) radio waves
(b) 3-1-2-4 (d) soundwaves

122.
(c) 2-3-1-4
(d) 4-2-1-3
Which one of the following travelogues
has given an insight on the reign of Muhammad
129.
correct?

c kWhich of the following statements is not

(a) Human eye is a refracting system containing


a diverging lens.
Bin Tughlaq?
(a) Ibn Battuta’s Rihla
(b) Francois Bernier’s Travels in the Mogul
Empire
r a (b) The retina of the human eye contains
millions of light sensitive cells called rods and
cones which concert the light into electrical
messages.

123.
(c) Niccolao Manucci’s Storia do Mogor
(d) Tavernier’s Travels in India

Chishti Sufi saint?


B C
Which one of the following was not a
(c) Every image that is focused on the retina is
upside down.
(d) We need both eyes to judge the relative
positions of objects accurately.

124.
(a) Khwaja Moinnudin

(c) Nizamuddin Auliya

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(b) Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar

(d) Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya


In April 2017, India celebrated 100 years
130. Which one of the following statements is
not correct?
(a) Ultrasonic waves cannot get reflected,
refracted, or absorbed.
(b) Ultrasonic waves are used to detect the
of Mahatma Gandhi’s presence of defects like cracks, porosity, etc.
(a) Satyagraha in Kheda in the internal structure of common
(b) Dandi March structure materials.
(c) Satyagraha in Champaran (c) Ultrasonic waves can be used for making
(d) Return from South Africa holes in very hard materials like diamond.
125. A rainbow is produced due to which one (d) Ultrasonic waves cannot travel through
of the following phenomena? vacuum.
(a) Dispersion of light 131. According to the Travel and Tourism
(b) Interference of light Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 released by
(c) Diffraction of light the World Economic Forum, among the 136
(d) Scattering of light by atmospheric dust economies across the world, India ranked
126. Bats detect obstacles in their path by (a) 50th
receiving the reflected (b) 40th
(a) infrasonic waves (c) 30th
(b) ultrasonic waves (d) 20th
(c) radio waves 132. Which one of the following is the theme
(d) microwaves of the World Health Day 2017 celebrated by the
World Health Organization?
(a) diabetes
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(b) food safety (b) 5.0 to 6.5


(c) Depression: Let’s Talk (c) 6.5 to 7.0
(d) Ageing and Health (d) 7.0 to 8.5
133. Which one of the following ministries 140. Consider the following reaction:
has launched a new programme on CH4 + 2O2 ⟶ CO2 + 2H2 O
Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) Which of the following about the reaction given
foster and promote R&D? above is/are correct?
(a) Ministry of Earth Sciences 1. Carbon is oxidized.
(b) Ministry of Science and Technology 2. Hydrogen is oxidized.
(c) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 3. Hydrogen is reduced.
(d) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy 4. Carbon is reduced.
134. Consider the following statements about Select the correct answer using the code given
the Nagara style of temple architecture: below:
1. This style of temples is commonly found in
the areas between Himalayas and Vindhyas.
2. The most striking feature of this style is its
pyramidal shikhara.
c k
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 4 only
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
r a
141. Sunrise in eastern Arunachal Pradesh
would be about how many hours before the
sunrise in western Gujarat?
(a) one hour

135.
(c) both 1 and 2
(d) neither 1 nor 2

B C
Ashoka’s connection with Buddhism is
evident from which one of the following edicts? 142.
(b) two hours
(c) three hours
(d) four hours
Consider the following states of India in

136.
(a) Major Rock Edict 13
(b) Rock Edict 6
(c) Minor Rock Edict 1
(d) Pillar Edict 4
S S
The Cabinet Mission Plan for India
terms of percentage of forest area in relation to
the total area of the state:
1. Karnataka
2. Odisha
3. Kerala
envisaged a 4. Andhra Pradesh
(a) federation Which of the following is the correct descending
(b) confederation order?
(c) unitary form of government (a) 1-2-4-3
(d) union of states (b) 3-1-2-4
137. The creation of the institution or Lokpal (c) 3-2-1-4
was first recommended by (d) 2-3-1-4
(a) Law Commission 143. Which one of the following states in
(b) Santhanam Committee India has the longest coastline?
(c) Shah Commission (a) Odisha
(d) Administrative Reforms Commission (b) Tamil Nadu
138. Which one of the following is a cause of (c) Karnataka
acid rains? (d) West Bengal
(a) ozone 144. Which one of the following states in
(b) ammonia India has the largest area under forest cover?
(c) sulfur dioxide (a) Maharashtra
(d) carbon monoxide (b) Chhattishgarh
139. The desirable pH for drinking water is (c) Madhya Pradesh
(a) 6.5 to 8.5 (d) Andhra Pradesh
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145. Which one of the following is not an


igneous rock?
(a) gabbro
(b) granite
(c) dolomite
(d) basalt
146. The Coriolis effect is the result of
(a) pressure gradient
(b) earth’s axis of inclination
(c) earth’s rotation
(d) earth’s revolution
147. Where is Mekong Delta located?
(a) Thailand

148.
(b) Cambodia
(c) Myanmar
(d) Vietnam
Which one of the following pairs of rivers
c k
and tributaries is not correctly matched?
(a) Godavari: Indravati
(b) Ganga: Penganga
(c) Krishna: Bhima
r a
149.
(d) Luni: Sukri

C
Consider the following characteristics of
a tropical cyclone:
1. A warm sea temperature of > 26℃
B
S
3. Atmospheric instability S
2. High relative humidity of atmosphere at a
height of > 700 m

The above-mentioned characteristics are


associated with which one of the following cycles
of its development?
(a) formulation and initial stage
(b) modification stage
(c) full maturity
(d) decay
150. In the Mesopotamian records, which
one of the following terms was used for the
Indus Valley (Harappans)?
(a) Dilmun
(b) Meluha
(c) Magan
(d) Failaka
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General Ability Test NDA 2 2017 Answer Keys

ENGLISH:

1 D 2 C 3 C 4 D 5 B 6 B 7 C 8 A 9 D 10 B

11 B 12 D 13 A 14 C 15 C 16 D 17 B 18 C 19 D 20 B

21 B 22 C 23 C 24 A 25 B 26 C 27 A 28 B 29 B 30 B

31 B 32 C 33 C 34 C 35 C 36 C 37 A 38 D 39 B 40 D

41 A 42 B 43 B 44 B 45 B 46 A 47 D 48 C 49 B 50 D

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GENERAL STUDIES:

51 C 52 C 53 C 54 C 55 C 56

r a B 57 B 58 D 59 B 60 B

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72
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92
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101 A 102 C 103 D 104 D 105 A 106 B 107 A 108 B 109 B 110 B

111 D 112 C 113 D 114 D 115 A 116 A 117 A 118 B 119 C 120 D

121 B 122 A 123 D 124 C 125 A 126 B 127 C 128 D 129 A 130 D

131 B 132 C 133 B 134 C 135 A 136 D 137 D 138 C 139 C 140 A

141 B 142 A 143 C 144 B 145 C 146 C 147 D 148 B 149 A 150 B
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Mathematics NDA 1 2017 Question Paper

1. The sum of the roots of the equation (d) 5049


𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐 = 0 (where b and c are non-zero) is
equal to the sum of the recipients of their 7. The sum of the first n terms of the series
1 𝑐 1 3 7 15
squares. Then, 𝑐 , 𝑏, 𝑏 are in 2
+ 4 + 8 + 16 + ⋯ is equal to
(a) AP (a) 2𝑛 − 𝑛 − 1
(b) GP (b) 1 − 2−𝑛
(c) HP (c) 2−𝑛 + 𝑛 − 1
(d) None of the above (d) 2𝑛 − 1

2. The sum of the roots of the equation 8. Consider the following in respect of sets A and B:
𝑎𝑥 2 + 𝑥 + 𝑐 = 0 (where a and c are non-zero) is 1. (𝐴 − 𝐵) ∪ 𝐵 = 𝐴
equal to the sum of the reciprocals of their 2. (𝐴 − 𝐵) ∪ 𝐴 = 𝐴
3. (𝐴 − 𝐵) ∩ 𝐵 = ∅
squares. Then 𝑎, 𝑐𝑎 2 , 𝑐 2 are in
(a) AP
(b) GP
(c) HP
c k
4. 𝐴 ⊆ 𝐵 ⇒ 𝐴 ∪ 𝐵 = 𝐵
Which of the above are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None of the above

3. The value of
[𝐶(7, 0) + 𝐶 (7, 1)] + [𝐶(7, 1) + 𝐶(7, 2)] +
r a (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4

⋯ + [𝐶(7, 6) + 𝐶 (7, 7)] is


(a) 254
(b) 255
B C 9. In the binary equation
(1𝑝101)2 + (10𝑞1)2 = (100𝑟00)2
Where p, q and r are binary digits, what are the
(c) 256
(d) 257

S S
4. The number of different words (eight-letter
words) ending and beginning with a consonant
possible values of p, q and r respectively?
(a) 0, 1, 0
(b) 1, 1, 0
(c) 0, 0, 1
(d) 1, 0, 1
which can be made out of the letters of the word
‘EQUATION’ is 10. If 𝑆 = {𝑥: 𝑥 2 + 1 = 0, 𝑥 is real}, then S is
(a) 5200 (a) {-1}
(b) 4320 (b) {0}
(c) 3000 (c) {1}
(d) 2160 (d) An empty set

5. The fifth term of an AP of n terms, whose sum is 11. The expansion (𝑥 − 𝑦)2, 𝑛 ≥ 5 is done in the
𝑛2 + 𝑛, is descending powers of x. If the sum of the fifth
𝑥
(a) 5 and sixth terms is zero, then 𝑦 is equal to
(b) 7 𝑛−5
(a) 6
(c) 8
(d) 15 𝑛−4
(b) 5
6. The sum of all the two-digit odd numbers is
5
(a) 2475 (c) 𝑛−4
(b) 2530
(c) 4905
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6 17. Let x, y, z be positive real numbers such that x, y,


(d) 𝑛−5
z are in GP and tan−1 𝑥, tan−1 𝑦 and tan−1 𝑧 are
𝛼 2 in AP. Then which one of the following is correct?
12. If 𝐴 = [ ] and det(𝐴3 ) = 125, then 𝛼 is (a) 𝑥 = 𝑦 = 𝑧
2 𝛼
equal to (b) 𝑥𝑧 = 1
(a) ±1 (c) 𝑥 ≠ 𝑦 and 𝑦 = 𝑧
(b) ±2 (d) 𝑥 = 𝑦 and 𝑦 ≠ 𝑧
(c) ±3
(d) ±5 18. If tan(𝛼 + 𝛽) = 2 and tan(𝛼 − 𝛽) = 1, then
tan(2𝛼) is equal to
13. If B is a non-singular matrix and A is a square (a) -3
matrix, then the value of det(𝐵−1 𝐴𝐵) is equal to (b) -2
(a) det(𝐵) (c) − 3
1

(b) det(𝐴)
(c) det(𝐵 −1 )
(d) det(𝐴−1 )
(d) 1

c k
19. Consider the following for triangle ABC:
14. If 𝑎 ≠ 𝑏 ≠ 𝑐 , then one value of x which satisfies
the equation
0
|𝑥 + 𝑎
𝑥−𝑎 𝑥−𝑏
𝑥 − 𝑐| = 0
r a 1. sin (

2. tan (
𝐵+𝐶
2
𝐵+𝐶
2
𝐴
) = cos ( )
2
𝐴
) = cot ( )
2

Is given by
(a) 𝑎
𝑥+𝑏 𝑥+𝑐
0
0

B C 3. sin(𝐵 + 𝐶 ) = cos 𝐴
4. tan(𝐵 − 𝐶 ) = − cot 𝐴
Which of the above are correct?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 𝑏
(c) 𝑐
(d) 0

15. If 𝐴 = [
cos 𝛼 sin 𝛼
− sin 𝛼 cos 𝛼
S S
] then what is 𝐴𝐴𝑇 equal
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2 and 3

4
20. If sec 𝜃 − cosec 𝜃 = 3 , then what is
to (where 𝐴𝑇 is the transpose of A)?
(sin 𝜃 − cos 𝜃) equal to?
(a) Null matrix
(a) -2 only
(b) Identity matrix 1
(c) A (b) 2
only
1
(d) -A (c) Both -2 and
2
1
(d) Neither nor -2
16. What is the value of tan 18°? 2

√5−1
(a) 21. If a vertex of a triangle is (1, 1) and the midpoints
√10+2√5
of two sides of the triangle through this vertex
√5−1 are (-1, 2) and (3, 2), then the centroid of the
(b)
√10+√5 triangle is
1 7
(a) (− , )
√10+2√5 3 3
(c)
√5−1
7
(b) (−1, 3)
√10+√5
(d)
√5−1 1 7
(c) (3 , 3)
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(c) 1: 2
7 (d) 2: 3
(d) (1, 3)

27. What is the equation of the ellipse having foci


22. The incentre of the triangle with vertices 1
(±2, 0) and the eccentricity ?
𝐴(1, √3), 𝐵(0, 0) and 𝐶 (2, 0) is 4
𝑥2 𝑦2
(a) 64
+ 60 = 1
√3
(a) (1, )
2
𝑥2 𝑦2
(b) 60
+ 64 = 1
2 1
(b) (3 , )
√3
𝑥2 𝑦2
(c) 20
+ 24 = 1
2 √3
(c) (3) ,

(d) (1,
1
√3
2

)
(d)
𝑥2
24

c k
𝑦2
+ 20 = 1
28. What is the equation of the straight line parallel
to 2𝑥 + 3𝑦 + 1 = 0 and passes through the
23. If the three consecutive vertices of a
parallelogram are (-2, -1), (1,0) and (4, 3), then
what are the coordinates of the fourth vertex?
r a point (-1, 2)?
(a) 2𝑥 + 3𝑦 − 4 = 0
(b) 2𝑥 + 3𝑦 − 5 = 0
(c) 𝑥 + 𝑦 − 1 = 0
(a) (1, 2)
(b) (1, 0)
(c) (0, 0)
(d) (1, -1)
B C (d) 3𝑥 − 2𝑦 + 7 = 0

29. What is the acute angle between the pair of

24. The two circles 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 = 𝑟 2 and

S S
𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 − 10𝑥 + 16 = 0 intersect at two
distinct points. Then which one of the following
is correct?
straight lines √2𝑥 + √3𝑦 = 1 and
√3𝑥 + 2𝑦 = 2?
(a) tan−1 (
1
2√6

1
)

(b) tan−1 ( )
(a) 2 < 𝑟 < 8 √2

(b) 𝑟 = 2 or 𝑟 = 8
(c) 𝑟 < 2 (c) tan−1 (3)
(d) 𝑟 > 2
1
(d) tan−1 ( )
√3
25. What is the equation of the circle which passes
through the points (3, -2) and (-2, 0) and having 30. If the centroid of a triangle formed by
its centre on the line 2𝑥 − 𝑦 − 3 = 0? (7, 𝑥), (𝑦, −6) and (9, 10) is (6, 3) , then the
(a) 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 3𝑥 + 2 = 0 values of x and y are respectively
(b) 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 3𝑥 + 12𝑦 + 2 = 0 (a) 5, 2
(c) 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 2𝑥 = 0 (b) 2, 5
(d) 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 = 5 (c) 1, 0
(d) 0, 0
26. What is the ratio in which the point
2 20
𝐶 = (− 7 , − 7
) divides the line joining the 31. Let S be the set of all persons living in Delhi. We
points 𝐴(−2, −2) and 𝐵(2, −4)? say that x, y in S are related if they were born in
(a) 1: 3 Delhi on the same day. Which one of the
(b) 3: 4 following is correct?
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(a) The relation is an equivalent relation. (c) 𝑖


(b) The relation is not reflexive but it is (e) −𝑖
symmetric and transitive.
(c) The relation is not symmetric but is reflexive 37. Three-digit numbers are formed from the digits
and transitive. 1, 2, and 3 in such a way that the digits are not
(d) The relation is not transitive but it is reflexive repeated. What is the sum of such three-digit
and symmetric. numbers?
(a) 1233
32. Let 𝐴 = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10}. Then the (b) 1322
number of subsets of A containing two or three (c) 1323
elements is (d) 1332
(a) 45
(b) 120 38. What is the sum of the series
(c) 165
(d) 330
33. The value of
(a)
1
3

c k
0.3 + 0.33 + 0.333 + ⋯ 𝑛 terms?
1 1
[𝑛 − (1 − 𝑛 )]
9 10

𝑖 2𝑛 + 𝑖 2𝑛+1 + 𝑖 2𝑛+2 + 𝑖 2𝑛+3 , where 𝑖 = √−1 , is


(a) 0
(b) 1
(c) 𝑖
r a (b)

(c)
1
3

1
2
[𝑛 − (1 −
9

1
[𝑛 − (1 −
1
10𝑛

1
)]

)]

C
3 3 10𝑛
(d) −𝑖
1 1 1
34. If the difference between the roots of the

B
equation 𝑥 2 + 𝑘𝑥 + 1 = 0 is strictly less than

S
√5, where |𝑘| ≥ 2, then 𝑘 can be any element of
(d) 3
[𝑛 − (1 +
9 10𝑛
)]

39. If 𝜔, 𝜔2 are the cube roots of unity, then


(1 + 𝜔)(1 + 𝜔2 )(1 + 𝜔3 )(1 + 𝜔 + 𝜔2 ) is
the interval
(a) (−3, −2] ∪ [2, 3)
(b) (−3, 3)
(c) [−3, −2] ∪ [2, 3]
(d) None of the above
S equal to
(a) -2
(b) -1
(c) 0
(d) 2
35. If the roots of the equation 𝑥 2 + 𝑝𝑥 + 𝑞 = 0 are
40. If the sum of 𝑚 terms of an AP is 𝑛 and the sum
in the same ratio as those of the equation
of 𝑛 terms is 𝑚, then the sum of (𝑚 + 𝑛) terms
𝑥 2 + 𝑙𝑥 + 𝑚 = 0, then which one of the
is
following is correct?
(a) 𝑚𝑛
(a) 𝑝2 𝑚 = 𝑙 2 𝑞
(b) 𝑚 + 𝑛
(b) 𝑚 2 𝑝 = 𝑙 2 𝑞
(c) 2(𝑚 + 𝑛)
(c) 𝑚 2 𝑝 = 𝑞2 𝑙
(d) −(𝑚 + 2)
(d) 𝑚 2 𝑝2 = 𝑙 2 𝑞
41. The modulus and principal argument of the
36. The value of
𝑛 𝑛 complex number
−1 + 𝑖√3 −1 − 𝑖√3 1 + 2𝑖
( ) +( )
2 2 1 − (1 − 𝑖)2
Where n is not a multiple of 3 and 𝑖 = √−1 , is are respectively
(a) 1 (a) 1, 0
(b) -1 (b) 1, 1
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(c) 2, 0 𝑥+𝑦 𝑦 3 4
47. 𝐴 = [ ] , 𝐵 = [ ] , and 𝐶 = [ ]
(d) 2, 1 𝑥 𝑥−𝑦 −2 −2
If 𝐴𝐵 = 𝐶, then what is 𝐴2 equal to?
4 8
42. If the graph of a quadratic polynomial lies (a) [ ]
−4 −16
entirely above the x-axis, then which one of the
following is correct? 4 −4
(b) [ ]
(a) Both the roots are real 8 −16
(b) One root is real and the other is complex
(c) Both the roots are complex −4 −8
(c) [ ]
(d) Cannot say 4 12

−4 −8
43. If |𝑧 + 4| ≤ 3, then the maximum value of (d) [ ]
8 12
|𝑧 + 1| is
(a) 0
(b) 4
(c) 6
c k
48. What is the value of the determinant
1 1
|1 1 + 𝑥𝑦𝑧
1 1
1
1 |?
1 + 𝑥𝑦𝑧
(d) 10

44. The number of roots of the equation 𝑧 2 = 2𝑧̅ is


(a) 2
r a (a) 1 + 𝑥 + 𝑦 + 𝑧
(b) 2𝑥𝑦𝑧
(c) 𝑥 2 𝑦 2 𝑧 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) Zero

B C (d) 2𝑥 2 𝑦 2 𝑧 2

𝑥 𝑦 0
49. If 0 𝑥 𝑦| = 0, then which one of the
|

cot(𝛼 + 𝛽) is
(a)
𝑐−1
𝑏
S S
45. If cot 𝛼 and cot 𝛽 are the roots of the equation
𝑥 2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐 = 0 with 𝑏 ≠ 0, then the value of
𝑦 0 𝑥
following is correct?
𝑥
(a) 𝑦 is one of the cube roots of unity
(b) 𝑥 is one of the cube roots of unity
(c) 𝑦 is one of the cube roots of unity
𝑥
1−𝑐
(d) 𝑦 is one of the cube roots of −1
(b) 𝑏
50. Consider the set 𝐴 of all matrices of order 3 × 3
𝑏
(c) 𝑐−1
with entries 0 or 1 only. Let 𝐵 be the subset of 𝐴
consisting of all matrices whose determinant is
(d)
𝑏 1. Let 𝐶 be the subset of 𝐴 consisting of all
1−𝑐
matrices whose determinant is -1. Then which
one of the following is correct?
46. The equations
(a) 𝐶 is empty
𝑥 + 2𝑦 + 3𝑧 = 1
(b) 𝐵 has as many elements as 𝐶
2𝑥 + 𝑦 + 3𝑧 = 2
(c) 𝐴 = 𝐵 ∪ 𝐶
5𝑥 + 5𝑦 + 9𝑧 = 4
(d) 𝐷 has thrice as many elements as 𝐶
(a) Have the unique solution
(b) Have infinitely many solutions
cos 𝜃 sin 𝜃
(c) Are inconsistent 51. If 𝐴 = [ ], then what is 𝐴3 equal
− sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃
(d) None of the above to?
cos 3𝜃 sin 3𝜃
(a) [ ]
− sin 3𝜃 cos 3𝜃
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56. From the top of a lighthouse, 100 m high, the


3 3 5
(b) [ cos 3𝜃 sin 𝜃 ] angle of depression of a boat is tan−1 (12). What
− sin 𝜃 cos3 𝜃
is the distance between the boat and the
cos 3𝜃 − sin 3𝜃 ] lighthouse?
(c) [
sin 3𝜃 cos 3𝜃 (a) 120 m
(b) 180 m
3
(d) [cos3 𝜃 − sin3 𝜃] (c) 240 m
sin 𝜃 cos3 𝜃 (d) 360 m

52. What is the order of


57. The maximum value of
𝑎 ℎ 𝑔 𝑥 𝜋 𝜋
[𝑥 𝑦 𝑧] [ℎ 𝑏 𝑓 ] [𝑦 ] ? sin (𝑥 + ) + cos (𝑥 + )
6 6
𝑔 𝑓 𝑐 𝑧 𝜋
in the interval (0, 2 ) is attained at
(a)
(b)
(c)
3×1
1×1
1×3
3×3
(a)
𝜋
12

𝜋
c k
(d)

53. If 𝐴 = [
1
0 1
1 0
0
], then the value of 𝐴2 is

r a (b)

(c)
6

𝜋
3

(a)

(b)

(c)
[

[
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
]

]
B C (d)
𝜋
2

𝜋 5𝜋 7𝜋
58. If 𝐾 = sin ( ) sin ( ) sin ( ), then what is

(d) [
1
0
1

3
1
1
0
]

S S
54. If 𝐴 = 5 , where 450° < 540° , then cos 2 is
𝐴
the value of 𝐾?
(a)

(b)
1
2

1
18 18 18

equal to 4
1
(a) 1
√10 (c) 8

3 1
(b) −√ (d)
10 16

√3 sin 𝛼+sin 𝛽
(c) 59. The expression cos 𝛼+cos 𝛽 is equal to
√10
𝛼+𝛽
(a) tan ( 2
)
(d) None of the above 𝛼+𝛽
(b) cot ( )
2
𝛼+𝛽
55. What is
1

√3
equal to? (c) sin ( )
2
sin 10° cos 10°
𝛼+𝛽
(a) 0 (d) cos ( 2
)
(b) 1
(c) 2 60. If sin 𝜃 = 3 sin(𝜃 + 2𝛼 ), then the value of
(d) 4 tan(𝜃 + 𝛼 ) + 2 tan 𝛼 is equal to
(a) -1
(b) 0
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(c) 1 𝑑2 𝑥
65. What is equal to?
(d) 2 𝑑𝑦 2

61. What is 𝑑2 𝑦 −1 𝑑𝑦 −3
𝑥 𝑒−1 + 𝑒 𝑥−1 (a) −( ) ( )
∫ 𝑑𝑥 2 𝑑𝑥
𝑥𝑒 + 𝑒 𝑥
equal to? 𝑑 2 𝑦 −1 𝑑𝑦 −2
(b) ( ) ( )
𝑑𝑥 2 𝑑𝑥
𝑥2
(a) +𝑐
2
(b) ln(𝑥 + 𝑒) + 𝑐 𝑑2 𝑦 𝑑𝑦 −3
(c) −( )( )
(c) ln(𝑥 𝑒 + 𝑒 𝑥 ) + 𝑐 𝑑𝑥 2 𝑑𝑥
1
(d) 𝑒 ln(𝑥 𝑒 + 𝑒 𝑥 ) + 𝑐
𝑑 2 𝑦 −1
62. Let 𝑓: [−6, 6] → 𝑅 be defined by 𝑓 (𝑥) = 𝑥 2 − 3.
Consider the following:
1. (𝑓 ∘ 𝑓 ∘ 𝑓)(−1) = (𝑓 ∘ 𝑓 ∘ 𝑓)(1)
(d)

66. Let
(

c k
𝑑𝑥 2
)

2. (𝑓 ∘ 𝑓 ∘ 𝑓)(−1) − 4(𝑓 ∘ 𝑓 ∘ 𝑓)(1)


= (𝑓 ∘ 𝑓)(0)
Which of the above is/are correct?
r a 𝑓 (𝑥) : {
and
𝑔(𝑥) : {
𝑥,
0,

0,
𝑥 𝑖𝑠 𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙
𝑥 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑟𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙

𝑥 𝑖𝑠 𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
B C 𝑥, 𝑥 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑟𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙

If 𝑓: 𝑅 → 𝑅 and 𝑔: 𝑅 → 𝑅, then (𝑓 − 𝑔) is

S
63. Let 𝑓(𝑥) = 𝑝𝑥 + 𝑞 and 𝑔(𝑥) = 𝑚𝑥 + 𝑛. Then

S
𝑓(𝑔(𝑥)) = 𝑔(𝑓(𝑥)) is equivalent to
(a) 𝑓 (𝑝) = 𝑔(𝑚 )
(b) 𝑓 (𝑞) = 𝑔(𝑛)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
One-one and into
Neither one-one not onto
Many-one and onto
One-one and onto

(c) 𝑓 (𝑛) = 𝑔(𝑞) 67. What is the length of the longest interval in
(d) 𝑓 (𝑚 ) = 𝑔(𝑝) which the function 𝑓(𝑥) = 3 sin 𝑥 − 4 sin3 𝑥 is
increasing?
𝜋
64. If 𝐹 (𝑥) = √9 − 𝑥 2 , then what is (a) 3
𝐹 (𝑥) − 𝐹(1)
lim
𝑥→1 𝑥−1 (b)
𝜋
equal to? 2
3𝜋
1 (c)
(a) − 2
4√2

1 (d) 𝜋
(b) 8
68. If 𝑥𝑑𝑦 = 𝑦(𝑑𝑥 + 𝑦𝑑𝑦 ): 𝑦(1) = 1 and 𝑦(𝑥) > 0,
1
(c) − then what is 𝑦(−3) equal to?
2√2
(a) 3
1 (b) 2
(d) 2√2
(c) 1
(d) 0
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69. What is the maximum value of the function (b) 𝑥 = 2𝑐𝑦 2


𝑓 (𝑥) = 4 sin2 𝑥 + 1? (c) 𝑥 = 2𝑐𝑦 2 + 𝑐𝑦
(a) 5 (d) None of the above
(b) 3
(c) 2 74. Let 𝑓(𝑥 + 𝑦) = 𝑓(𝑥)𝑓(𝑦) for all 𝑥 and 𝑦. Then
(d) 1 what is 𝑓′(5) equal to where 𝑓′(𝑥) is the
derivative of 𝑓(𝑥)]?
70. Let 𝑓(𝑥) be an indefinite integral of sin2 𝑥. (a) 𝑓 (5)𝑓 ′ (0)
Consider the following statements: (b) 𝑓 (5) − 𝑓 ′ (0)
(c) 𝑓 (5)𝑓 (0)
Statement 1: (d) 𝑓 (5) + 𝑓 ′ (0)
The function 𝑓(𝑥) satisfies 𝑓(𝑥 + 𝜋) = 𝑓(𝑥) for
all real 𝑥. 75. If 𝑓(𝑥) and 𝑔(𝑥) are continuous functions

Statement 2:
sin2(𝑥 + 𝜋) = sin2 𝑥 for all real 𝑥.
𝑎

c k
satisfying 𝑓(𝑥) = 𝑓(𝑎 − 𝑥) and
𝑔(𝑥) + 𝑔(𝑎 − 𝑥) = 2,
∫0 𝑓 (𝑥)𝑔(𝑥)𝑑𝑥 equal to?
𝑎
then what is

Which one of the following is correct in respect


of the above statements?
(a) Both statements are true and Statement 2 is
r a (a)
(b)
(c)
∫0 𝑔(𝑥)𝑑𝑥
𝑎
∫0 𝑓 (𝑥)𝑑𝑥
𝑎
∫0 𝑓 (𝑥)𝑑𝑥

C
𝑎
the correct explanation of Statement 1 (d) ∫0 0
(b) Both statements are true but Statement 2 is

S B
not the correct explanation of Statement 1
(c) Statement 1 is true but Statement 2 is false
(d) Statement 1 is false but Statement 2 is true
76. For two department events A and B, it is given
that 𝑃 (𝐴) = 0 ∙ 2 and 𝑃 (𝐵) = 0 ∙ 5. If 𝐴 ⊆ 𝐵,
then the values of conditional probabilities

S
71. What are the degree and order respectively of
the differential equation
𝑑𝑦 2 𝑑𝑥 2
𝑦 = 𝑥( ) +( ) ?
𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑦
𝑃 (𝐴|𝐵) and 𝑃(𝐵|𝐴) are respectively.
(a)
(b)
2

2
5
5

(c) 1, 5
,5
,1
2
3

(a) 1, 2 (d) Information is insufficient


(b) 2, 1
(c) 1, 4 77. A point is chosen at random inside a circle. What
(d) 4, 1 is the probability that the point is closer to the
centre of the circle than to its boundary?
1
72. What is the differential equation corresponding (a) 5
to 𝑦 2 − 2𝑎𝑦 + 𝑥 2 = 𝑎2 by eliminating 𝑎? 1
(b)
(a) (𝑥 2 − 𝑦 2 )𝑝2 − 4𝑝𝑥𝑦 − 2𝑥 2 = 0 4
1
(b) (𝑥 2 − 2𝑦 2 )𝑝2 + 4𝑝𝑥𝑦 − 𝑥 2 = 0 (c) 3
(c) (𝑥 2 + 2𝑦 2 )𝑝2 − 4𝑝𝑥𝑦 − 𝑥 2 = 0 (d)
1
2
(d) (𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 )𝑝2 − 4𝑝𝑥𝑦 + 𝑥 2 = 0
78. If two regression lines between height (x) and
73. What is the general solution of the differential
weight (y) are 4𝑦 − 15𝑥 + 410 = 0 and
equation
30𝑥 − 2𝑦 − 825 = 0, then what will be the
𝑦𝑑𝑥 − (𝑥 + 2𝑦 2 )𝑑𝑦 = 0?
correlation coefficient between height and
(a) 𝑥 = 𝑦 2 + 𝑐𝑦
weight?
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1 82. If the data are moderately non-symmetrical,


(a) 3
1 then which one of the following empirical
(b) 2 relationships is correct?
2
(c) 3
(a) 2 x Standard deviation = 5 x Mean deviation
3 (b) 5 x Standard deviation = 2 x Mean deviation
(d) 4
(c) 4 x Standard deviation = 5 x Mean deviation
(d) 5 x Standard deviation = 4 x Mean deviation
79. In an examination, 40% of candidates got second
class. When the data are represented by a pie
83. Data can be represented in which of the
chart, what is the angle corresponding to second
following forms?
class?
1. Textual form
(a) 40°
2. Tabular form
(b) 90°
3. Graphical form
(c) 144°
(d) 320°

80. Consider the following statements:


k
Select the correct answer using the code

c
given below:

Statement 1:
Range is not a good measure of
dispersion.

r a (a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
Statement 2:

of extreme values.

B C
Range is highly affected by the existence 84. For given statistical data, the graphs for less than
ogive and more than ogive are drawn. If the

above statements?

S S
Which of the following is correct in respect of the

(a) Both Statement 1 and Statement 2 are


correct and Statement 2 is the correct
explanation of Statement 1.
point at which the two curves intersect is P, then
abscissa of point P gives the value of which one
of the following measures of central tendency?
(a) Median
(b) Mean
(c) Mode
(b) Both Statement 1 and Statement 2 are (d) Geometric mean
correct but Statement 2 is not the correct
explanation of Statement 1. 85. Consider the following statements:
(c) Statement 1 is correct but Statement 2 is not 1. Two events are mutually exclusive if the
correct. occurrence of one event prevents the
(d) Statement 2 is correct but Statement 1 is not occurrence of the other.
correct. 2. The probability of the union of two mutually
exclusive events is the sum of their individual
81. A card is drawn from a well-shuffled ordinary probabilities.
deck of 52 cards. What is the probability that it is Which of the above statements is/are
an ace? correct?
1
(a) 13
(a) 1 only
2 (b) 2 only
(b) 13
3 (c) Both 1 and 2
(c) (d) Neither 1 nor 2
13
1
(d) 52
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86. If the regression coefficient of x and y and y on x (d) 24


1 1
are − 2 and − 8 respectively, then what is the
correlation coefficient between x and y? 91. A straight line with direction cosines 〈0, 1, 0〉 is
1 (a) Parallel to x-axis
(a) −
4 (b) Parallel to y-axis
1
(b) − 16 (c) Parallel to z-axis
1 (d) Equally inclined to all the axes
(c) 16
1
(d) 4 92. (0, 0, 0), (𝑎, 0, 0), (0, 𝑏, 0) and (0, 0, 𝑐) are four
distinct points. What are the coordinates of the
87. A sample of 5 observations has mean 32 and point which is equidistant from the four points?
median 33. Later it is found that an observation 𝑎+𝑏+𝑐 𝑎+𝑏+𝑐 𝑎+𝑏+𝑐
(a) ( 3
, 3
, 3
)
was recorded incorrectly as 40 instead of 35. If
we correct the data, then which one of the
following is correct?
(a) The mean and median remain the same
𝑎
(c) (2 ,
𝑎
(d) (3 ,
c k
(b) (𝑎, 𝑏, 𝑐)
𝑏
2
𝑏
3
,
,
𝑐
2
𝑐
3
)
)

a
(b) The median remains the same but the mean
will decrease
93. The points 𝑃 (3, 2, 4), 𝑄(4, 5, 2), 𝑅(5, 8, 0) and
(c) The mean and median both will decrease
(d) The mean remains the same but median will
decrease

C r 𝑆(2, −1, 6) are


(a) Vertices of a rhombus which is not a square
(b) Non-coplanar

(a)
1
6

S B
88. If two fair dice are thrown, then what is the
probability that the sum is neither 8 nor 9?
(c) Collinear
(d) Coplanar but not collinear

94. The line passing through the points (1, 2, −1)


(b)
(c)
(d)
1
4
3
4
5
6
S and (3, −1, 2) meets the 𝑦𝑧 plane at which one
of the following points?
(a) (0, − ,
(b) (0,
7
2
,
7
2
1
2
)
5
2
)

7 5
89. Let A and B are two mutually exclusive events (c) (0, − 2 , − 2)
1 1
with 𝑃 (𝐴) = and 𝑃 (𝐵) = . What is the value 7 5
3 4 (d) (0, 2
− 2)
of 𝑃(𝐴̅ ∩ 𝐵̅)?
1
(a) 95. Under which one of the following conditions are
6
1 the lines 𝑥 = 𝑎𝑦 + 𝑏; 𝑧 = 𝑐𝑦 + 𝑑 and
(b)
4
1 𝑥 = 𝑒𝑦 + 𝑓; 𝑧 = 𝑔𝑦 + ℎ perpendicular?
(c) 3 (a) 𝑎𝑒 + 𝑐𝑔 − 1 = 0
5
(d) 12
(b) 𝑎𝑒 + 𝑏𝑓 − 1 = 0
(c) 𝑎𝑒 + 𝑐𝑔 + 1 = 0
90. The mean and standard deviation of a binomial (d) 𝑎𝑔 + 𝑐𝑒 + 1 = 0
distribution are 12 and 2 respectively. What is
the number of trials? 96. If 𝑎⃗ = 𝑖̂ − 𝑗̂ + 𝑘̂ , 𝑏⃗⃗ = 2𝑖̂ + 3𝑗̂ + 2𝑘̂ and
(a) 2 𝑐⃗ = 𝑖̂ + 𝑚𝑗̂ + 𝑛𝑘̂ are three coplanar vectors and
(b) 12 |𝑐⃗| = √6, then which one of the following is
(c) 18 correct?
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(a) 𝑚 = 2 and 𝑛 = ±1 1
(a) 2
(b) 𝑚 = ±2 and 𝑛 = −1
(b) 1
(c) 𝑚 = 2 and 𝑛 = −1
(c) √3
(d) 𝑚 = ±2 and 𝑛 = 1
(d) None of the above
97. Let 𝐴𝐵𝐶𝐷 be a parallelogram whose diagonals 𝑑𝑥
intersect at P and let O be the origin. What is 103. What is ∫ 𝑥(𝑥 7+1) equal to?
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐴 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐵 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐶 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐷 equal to? (a)
1
ln |
𝑥 7−1
|=𝑐
2 𝑥 7+1
(a) 2𝑂𝑃⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
(b) 4𝑂𝑃⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ 1 𝑥 7+1
(b) ln | |+𝑐
(c) 6𝑂𝑃⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ 7 𝑥7

(d) 8𝑂𝑃⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑥 7−1
(c) ln | |+𝑐
98. 𝐴𝐵𝐶𝐷 is a quadrilateral whose diagonals are 𝐴𝐶
and 𝐵𝐷. Which one of the following is correct?
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐶𝐷
(a) 𝐵𝐴 ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ = 𝐴𝐶
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐷𝐵
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
(d)
1
7

c k 7𝑥

𝑥7
ln |𝑥 7+1| + 𝑐

⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐶𝐷
(b) 𝐵𝐴
(c) 𝐵𝐴
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ = 𝐵𝐷
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐶𝐷
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐶𝐷
(d) 𝐵𝐴
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐶𝐴
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ = 𝐴𝐶
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐵𝐷
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ = ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝐵𝐶 + 𝐴𝐷
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
r a
104. The function 𝑓 ∶ 𝑋 → 𝑌 defined by
𝑓 (𝑥) = cos 𝑥, where 𝑥 ∈ 𝑋, is one-one and onto
if 𝑋 and 𝑌 are respectively equal to

99. If 𝑎⃗ × 𝑏⃗⃗ = 𝑐⃗ and 𝑏⃗⃗ × 𝑐⃗ = 𝑎⃗ then which one of


the following is correct?

B C
(a) 𝑎⃗, 𝑏⃗⃗, 𝑐⃗ are orthogonal in pairs and |𝑎⃗| = |𝑐⃗|
(a) [0, 𝜋] and [−1, 1]
𝜋 𝜋
(b) [− 2 , 2 ] and [−1, 1]
(c) [0, 𝜋] and [−1, 1]

and |𝑏⃗⃗| = 1

S S
(b) 𝑎⃗, 𝑏⃗⃗, 𝑐⃗ are non-orthogonal to each other
(c) 𝑎⃗, 𝑏⃗⃗, 𝑐⃗ are orthogonal in pairs but |𝑎⃗| ≠ |𝑐⃗|
(d) 𝑎⃗, 𝑏⃗⃗, 𝑐⃗ are orthogonal in pairs but |𝑏⃗⃗| ≠ 1
105.
(d) [0, 𝜋] and [0, 1]

to?
If 𝑓(𝑥) =

𝑎
𝑥
𝑥−1
, then what is
𝑓(𝑎)
𝑓(𝑎+1)
equal

(a) 𝑓 (− 𝑎+1)
(b) 𝑓 (𝑎2 )
100. If 𝑎⃗ = 2𝑖̂ + 3𝑗̂ + 4𝑘̂ , and 1
(c) 𝑓 (𝑎)
𝑏⃗⃗ = 3𝑖̂ + 2𝑗̂ − 𝜆𝑘̂ are perpendicular, then what
is the value of 𝜆? (d) 𝑓(−𝑎)
(a) 2
(b) 3 106.
(c) 4 107.
(d) 5 108.
109.
𝑒 𝑥 −(1+𝑥) 110. What is the derivative of log10 (5𝑥 2 + 3)
101. What is lim equal to?
𝑥→0 𝑥2 with respect to 𝑥?
(a) 0 𝑥 log10 𝑒
1
(a) 5𝑥 2+3
(b) 2
(c) 1 2𝑥 log10 𝑒
(b) 5𝑥 2+3
(d) 2

𝜋 10𝑥 log10 𝑒
𝑑𝜃 (c)
102. What is ∫02 1+cos 𝜃 equal to? 5𝑥 2+3
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10𝑥 log𝑒 10 (c) 3


(d) 5𝑥 2+3
(d) 4
𝑎−1
111. Let 𝑓(𝑎) = 𝑎+1 116. The variance of 20 observations is 5. If
Consider the following: each observation is multiplied by 3, then what is
1. 𝑓 (2𝑎) = 𝑓 (𝑎 ) + 1 the new variance of the resulting observations?
1
2. 𝑓 (𝑎) = −𝑓(𝑎 ) (a) 5
(b) 10
Which of the above is/are correct? (c) 15
(a) 1 only (d) 45
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 117. The mean of a group of 100 observations
was found to be 20. Later it was found that four

112.
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

What is the maximum area of a triangle


that can be inscribed in a circle of radius 𝑎?
c k
observations were incorrect, which were
recorded 21, 21, 18 and 20. What is the mean if
the incorrect observations are omitted?

(a)

(b)
3𝑎 2
4

𝑎2

r a (a) 18
(b) 20
(c) 21
(d) 22

(c)
2

3√3𝑎 2
4

B C 118. A committee of two persons is constituted from two


men and two women. What is the probability that the
committee will have only women?

113.
(d)
√3𝑎 2
4

S S
1
Let 𝑓(𝑥) = 𝑥 + 𝑥 , where 𝑥 ∈ (0, 1).
Then which one of the following is correct?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
6
1
3
1
2
2
3
(a) 𝑓 (𝑥) fluctuates in the interval
(b) 𝑓 (𝑥) increases in the interval 119. A question is given to three students 𝐴, 𝐵 and 𝐶whose
1 1 1
(c) 𝑓 (𝑥) decreases in the interval chances of solving it are 2 , 3 and 4 respectively. What
(d) None of the above is the probability that the question will be solved?
1
(a)
24
114. Suppose the function 𝑓 (𝑥) = 𝑥 𝑛 , 𝑛 ≠ 0 1
(b)
is differentiable for all 𝑥. Then 𝑛 can be any 4
3
element of the interval (c) 4
23
(a) [1, ∞) (d) 24
(b) (0, ∞)
1
(c) (2 , ∞) 120. The mean weight of 150 students in a
(d) None of the above certain class is 60 kg. The mean weight of boys in
the class is 70 kg and that of girls is 55 kg. What
𝑒2 ln 𝑥 is the number of boys in the class?
115. What is ∫𝑒 −1 | 𝑥
| 𝑑𝑥 equal to?
3
(a) 50
(a) 2 (b) 55
5
(b) (c) 60
2
(d) 100
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Mathematics NDA 1 2017 Solution

𝑏 2 −2𝑐
1. −𝑏 = 𝑐2
11. 𝑛𝐶4 𝑥 𝑛−4 𝑦 4 − 𝑛𝐶5 𝑥 𝑛−5 𝑦 5 = 0
⟹ 𝑏𝑐 = 𝑏2 − 2𝑐 ⟹ 𝑏2 + 𝑏𝑐 2
2

2𝑐 2 𝑏 ⟹ 𝑛𝐶4 𝑥 𝑛−4 𝑦 4 = 𝑛𝐶5 𝑥 𝑛−5 𝑦 5


⟹ = 𝑏 + 𝑐2 ⟹ = + 𝑐
𝑏 𝑏 𝑐
1 𝑏 1 𝑐 𝑥 𝑛𝐶5 𝑛 − 4
⟹ 𝑐, , ∈ 𝐴𝑃 ⟹ , 𝑏, ∈ 𝐻. 𝑃 ⟹ = =
𝑏 𝑐 𝑐 𝑏 𝑦 𝑛𝐶4 5
2.
1 2𝑐 𝛼 2 2
1 𝑎2 − 𝑎 12. 𝐴 = [ ] ⟹ 𝐴2 = [𝛼 + 4 4𝛼 ]
− = 2 𝛼 4𝛼 𝛼2 + 4
𝑎 𝑐2 3
12𝛼 6𝛼 2 + 8 ]
⟹ 𝐴3 = [𝛼 +
𝑐2 6𝛼 + 8 𝛼 3 + 12𝛼
2
1 1 − 2𝑐𝑎 3
⟹ |𝐴 | = 125
⟹− =
𝑎 𝑐2 ⟹ (𝛼 3 + 12𝛼 )2 − (6𝛼 2 + 8)2 = 125
⟹ 𝑎 − 2𝑐𝑎2 = −𝑐 2
⟹ 2𝑐𝑎 2 = 𝑎 + 𝑐 2
⟹ 𝑎, 𝑐𝑎2 , 𝑐 2 ∈ 𝐴. 𝑃

c k
putting 𝛼 = ±3, (63)2 − (62)2 = 125 satisfied.

13. |𝐵−1 𝐴𝐵| = |𝐵−1 | |𝐴| |𝐵|


1
3. 8
𝐶1 + 8𝐶2 + ⋯ 8𝐶7
= 28 − 2 = 254

3
𝑃2 × 6! = 6 × 720 = 4320
r a =
|𝐵 |
|𝐴| |𝐵| = |𝐴|

14. Putting 𝑥 = 0
0 −𝑎 −𝑏

C
4.
|𝑎 0 −𝑐 | is a skew-symmetric matrix of
𝑏 𝑐 0
5. 𝑎𝑛 = 2𝑛 − 3
⟹ 𝑎5 = 7

6. 11 + 13 + ⋯ + 99
S B odd order whose determinant value is zero.

15. 𝐴 = [
cos 𝛼 sin 𝛼
− sin 𝛼 cos 𝛼
]

7.
=
45
2

1 3 7 15
+ + +
2 4 8 16
1
+⋯
1
S
(11 + 99) = 45 × 55 = 2475

1
𝐴𝐴𝑇 = [

=[
1 0
0 1
cos 𝛼 sin 𝛼 cos 𝛼
][
− sin 𝛼 cos 𝛼 sin 𝛼
] = Identity matrix
− sin 𝛼
cos 𝛼
]

16.
= (1 − ) + (1 − ) + (1 − ) + ⋯
2 4 8 √5 − 1
1 1 1 tan 18° = (Result)
= 𝑛−( + + +⋯) √10 + 2√5
2 4 8
1 1
(1 − 𝑛 )
=𝑛− 2 2 = 𝑛 − 1 + 2−𝑛 17. 2 tan−1 𝑦 = tan−1 𝑥 + tan−1 𝑧
1 2𝑦 𝑥+𝑧
2 ⟹ tan−1 2
= tan−1
1−𝑦 1 − 𝑥𝑧
2𝑦 𝑥+𝑧 𝑥+𝑧
8. By property, ⟹ = = (∵ 𝑦 2 = 𝑥𝑧)
(𝐴 − 𝐵) ∪ 𝐴 = 𝐴, (𝐴 − 𝐵) ∩ 𝐵 = 𝜙 and 1 − 𝑦 2 1 − 𝑥𝑧 1 − 𝑦 2
⟹ 2𝑦 = 𝑥 + 𝑧
𝐴 ⊆ 𝐵 ⇒ 𝐴 ∪ 𝐵 = 𝐵 are true.
⟹ 𝑥, 𝑦, 𝑧 ∈ 𝐴. 𝑃
But 𝑥, 𝑦, 𝑧 ∈ 𝐺. 𝑃 (given)
9. (1𝑝101)2 + (10𝑞1)2 = (100𝑟00)2
⟹𝑥=𝑦=𝑧
Equating, 𝑃 = 0, 𝑞 = 1, 𝑟 = 0
18. tan 2𝛼 = tan(𝛼 + 𝛽 + 𝛼 − 𝛽)
10. 𝑆 = {𝑥: 𝑥 2 + 1 = 0, 𝑥 ∈ 𝑅} tan(𝑎 + 𝛽) + tan(𝛼 − 𝛽) 2+1 3
⟹𝑆=𝜙 = = = = −3
( ) (
1 − tan 𝑎 + 𝛽 tan 𝛼 − 𝛽 ) 1 − 2 × 1 −1
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19. 𝐴 + 𝐵 + 𝐶 = 𝜋
𝐵+𝐶 𝜋 𝐴 𝐴
sin ( ) = sin ( − ) = cos (𝑇𝑟𝑢𝑒)
2 2 2 2
𝐵+𝐶 𝜋 𝐴 𝐴
tan ( ) = tan ( − ) = cot (𝑇𝑟𝑢𝑒)
2 2 2 2
Statement 1 and 2 are true. 4th vertex = (4 − 2 − 1, 3 − 1 − 0) = (1, 2)

4
20. sin 𝜃 cosec 𝜃 =
3
sin 𝜃 − cos 𝜃 4
⟹ = 24.
sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃 3
(sin 𝜃 − cos 𝜃)2 16
⟹ =
(sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃)2 9

1 − 2 sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃 16
sin2 𝜃 cos2 𝜃
Let sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃 = 𝑥
1 − 2𝑥 16
=
9

c k
𝑟 − 3 < 𝐶1 𝐶2 < 𝑟 + 3

𝑥2
=
9
⟹ 16𝑥 2 + 18𝑥 − 9 = 0
⟹ (8𝑥 − 3)(2𝑥 + 3) = 0
3 3
r a ⟹ 𝑟−3<5< 𝑟+3
⟹ 𝑟 > 2, 𝑟 < 8
⟹2<𝑟<8

⟹ 𝑥 = ,𝑥 =
8
⟹ sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃 =
2
3
8
4 3 1
B C 25. (ℎ − 3)2 + (2ℎ − 1)2 = (ℎ + 2)2 + (2ℎ − 3)2

⟹ sin 𝜃 − cos 𝜃 = × =

7
21. Centroid = (1, 3)
S S
3 8 2

3
⟹ ℎ = − ⟹ 2ℎ − 3 = −6
2
1
∴ 𝑟 2 = + 36
4
Equation of circle is
3 2 1
(𝑥 + ) + (𝑦 + 6)2 = + 36
22. △ 𝐴𝐵𝐶 is equilateral 2 4
⟹ 𝑥 2 + 𝑦 2 + 3𝑥 + 12𝑦 + 2 = 0

26.
2𝑘 − 2 2
=−
𝑘 +1 7

1
⇒ Incentre = Centroid = (1, )
√3

23. ⟹ 7(𝑘 − 1) = −𝑘 − 1
.
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3
⟹ 8𝑘 = 6 ⟹ 𝑘 = ratio = 3: 4
4 34. (𝛼 − 𝛽)2 < 5
⟹ 𝑘2 − 4 < 5 ⟹ 𝑘2 < 9
𝑎
27. 2 = 4 ⟹ 𝑎 = 8 ⟹ −3 < 𝑘 < 3 …..(1)
Next, |𝑘| ≥ 2 ⟹ 𝑘 ≤ −2 or 𝑘 ≥ 2 ……(2)
from both, 𝑘 ∈ (−3, −2] ∪ [2, 3)

35. Let 𝛼, 𝑘𝛼 be roots of 𝑥 2 + 𝑝𝑥 + 𝑞 = 0


and 𝛽, 𝑘𝛽 be roots of 𝑥 2 + ℓ𝑥 + 𝑚 = 0
Clearly,
𝛼 2 𝑝2 𝑞
= = ⟹ 𝑝 2 𝑚 = ℓ2 𝑞
𝛽 2 ℓ2 𝑚
𝑏2 = 64 − 4 = 60

Equation of ellipse is
𝑥2 𝑦 2
+
64 60
=1
(
36.
−1 + 𝑖√3
2
2

) +(
c k
−1 − 𝑖√3
2
2

) = 𝜔2 + 𝜔2𝑛 = −1
28. Let equation of line is 2𝑥 + 3𝑦 + 𝜆 = 0
putting (−1, 2), we get 𝜆 = −4
⟹ equation of line is 2𝑥 + 3𝑦 − 4 = 0

r a
n is not multiple of 3

37. Sum = 12(10° + 101 + 102 )


29.

𝜃 = tan−1
−√2 √3
√3
+
√2
= tan−1 (
1
)
B C = 111 × 12 = 1332

38. 0.3 + 0.33 + 0.333 + …..


3 33 333

30.
(
1+(
−√2 −√3
√3
)( )
√2 )

S S 2√6

1
=
3 9
= [ +
+
10 100 1000
+
99
9 10 100 1000
1
= [(1 − ) + (1 −
3 10
+
1
100
999
+⋯

+ ⋯]

) + (1 −
1
1000
)+⋯]
1 1
1 (1 − 𝑛 ) 1 1 1
= [𝑛 − 10 10 ] = [𝑛 − ] (1 − 𝑛 )
3 9 3 9 10
10

39. (1 + 𝜔)(1 + 𝜔2 )(1 + 𝜔3 )(1 + 𝜔 + 𝜔2 ) = 0

40. In an 𝐴. 𝑃
16 + 𝑦 = 18 ⟹ 𝑦 = 2
Next, 𝑥 + 4 = 9 ⟹ 𝑥 = 5 If 𝑆𝑚 = 𝑛 and 𝑆𝑛 = 𝑚 then 𝑆𝑚+𝑛 = −(𝑚 + 𝑛)
∴ (𝑥, 𝑦) = (5, 2)
41.
1 + 2𝑖 1 + 2𝑖 1 + 2𝑖
31.
2
= = =1
𝑅 = {(𝑥, 𝑦): 𝑥 and 𝑦 were born in Delhi on same day} 1 − (1 − 𝑖) 1 − (−2𝑖) 1 + 2𝑖
𝑅 is an equivalence relation Modulus = 1, Argument = 0

32. Required no. of subsects 42. If graph of quadratic lies entirely above x-axis
= 10𝐶2 + 10𝐶3 = 45 + 120 = 165 then 𝐷 > 0. So, both roots are complex.

33. 12𝑛 + 12𝑛+1 + 12𝑛+2 + 12𝑛+3 = 0 43. |𝑧 + 1| = |𝑧 + 4 − 3|


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≤ |𝑧 + 4| + |−3| cos 2𝜃 sin 2𝜃 ]


=[
maximum value of |𝑧 + 1| = 6 − sin 2𝜃 cos 2𝜃
cos 3𝜃 sin 3𝜃
⟹ 𝐴3 = [ ]
− sin 2𝜃 cos 3𝜃
44. 𝑧 2 = 2𝑧̅
Let 𝑧 = 𝑥 + 𝑖𝑦 52. (1 × 3)(3 × 3)(3 × 1)
Now, 𝑥 2 − 𝑦 2 + 2𝑥𝑦𝑖 = 2𝑥 − 2𝑦𝑖 = (1 × 1)
⟹ 𝑥 = −1 and 𝑦 = ±√3
So, 𝑧 = −1 + √3𝑖 and 𝑧 = −1 − √3𝑖 are two 0 1
53. 𝐴 = [ ]
roots 1 0
0 1 0 1 1 0
⟹ 𝐴2 = [ ][ ]=[ ]
1 0 1 0 0 1
45. 4 1 0
⟹𝐴 =𝐼=[ ]
cot 𝛼 − cot 𝛽 − 1 0 1
cot(𝛼 + 𝛽) =

=
𝑐−1 1−𝑐
−𝑏
=
𝑏
cot 𝛽 + cot 𝛼
54. sin 𝐴 =

c k
3
5
4
⟹ cos 𝐴 = − (∵ 𝐴 lies in 2nd quadrant)
5
46.
1 2 3
|2 1 3| = 1(9 − 15) − 2(18 − 15) + 3(10 − 5)
5 5 9
r a ∴ cos 2

⟹ cos =
𝐴 1 + cos 𝐴
2
𝐴
=
1
2 √10 2
2
𝐴
=
1
10
( lies in 1st quadrant)
= −6 − 6 + 15 = 3 ≠ 0
⟹ system has unique solution.

47. [
𝑥+𝑦 𝑦 3
][ ] = [ ]
4
B C 55.
1

√3

⟹[
𝑥

𝐴=[ 𝑥
𝑥 − 𝑦 −2
3𝑥 + 𝑦
𝑥 + 2𝑦

𝑥+𝑦
]=[ ]

𝑦
4
−2

S S−2

solving we get, 𝑥 = 2, 𝑦 = −2
] [
𝑥−𝑦 = 2 4
0 −2
]
sin 10° cos 10°

=4
1
2 × 2 [ cos 10° −
2
√3
2
2 sin 10° cos 10°
cos(60° + 18)
=4
sin 10°]

cos 70°
=4
sin 20° sin 20°
0 −2 0 −2 −4 −8
⟹ 𝐴2 = [ ][ ]=[ ]
2 4 2 4 8 12 5
56. tan 𝜃 =
12
48. 𝑅2 → 𝑅2 − 𝑅1 , 𝑅3 → 𝑅3 − 𝑅1 100 5
⟹ =
1 1 1 𝑥 12
|0 𝑥𝑦𝑧 0 | = 𝑥2 𝑦 2𝑧2 ⟹ 𝑥 = 240 m
0 0 𝑥𝑦𝑧

49. 𝑥 3 + 𝑦 3 = 0 ⟹ 𝑥 2 − 𝑥𝑦 + 𝑦 2 = 0
𝑥 2 𝑥 𝑥
⟹ ( ) − + 10 = 0, = −1
𝑦 𝑦 𝑦
𝑥
⟹ is one of the cube roots of −1
𝑦

50. By symmetry B has as many elements as C. 57.


𝜋
𝑓 (𝑥) = sin (𝑥 + )
6
cos 𝜃 sin 𝜃 ] 𝜋 𝜋 𝜋
51. 𝐴 = [ + cos (𝑥 + ) = √2 sin (𝑥 + + )
− sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃 6 6 4
cos 𝜃 sin 𝜃 ] [ cos 𝜃 sin 𝜃 ]
⟹ 𝐴2 = [ 𝑓(𝑥) is maximum when
− sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃 − sin 𝜃 cos 𝜃
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𝜋 𝜋 𝜋 𝜋 ⟹ 𝑓(𝑛) = 𝑔(𝑞)
𝑥+ + = ⟹𝑥=
6 4 2 12
64.
58. 𝐾 = sin 10° ∙ sin 50° ∙ sin 70° 𝐹 (𝑥) − 𝐹(−1)
1 1 1 1 μm
= sin 30° = × = 𝑥→1 𝑥−1
4 4 2 8 −2𝑥 −1
= {𝐹′(𝑥)}𝑥=1 = ( ) =
2√9 − 𝑥2 𝑥=1 2√2
59.
sin 𝛼 + sin 𝛽
65.
cos 𝛼 + cos 𝛽
𝛼+𝛽 𝛼−𝛽
2 sin ( 2 ) cos ( 2 ) 𝑑2 𝑥 𝑑 1
= = ( )
𝛼+𝛽 𝛼−𝛽 𝑑𝑦 2 𝑑𝑦 (𝑑𝑦)
2 cos ( 2 ) cos ( 2 ) 𝑑𝑥

60.
= tan (
𝛼+𝛽
2

sin(𝜃 + 2𝛼 ) 1
)
=

c
𝑑𝑦k
𝑑 𝑑𝑦
− ( ) − ( )×
𝑑𝑦 𝑑𝑥

(𝑑𝑥 )
2 =
𝑑 𝑑𝑦
𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑥
𝑑𝑦
(𝑑𝑥 )
2
𝑑𝑥
𝑑𝑦


sin 𝜃
=
3
sin(𝜃 + 2𝛼 ) + sin 𝜃
=
sin(𝜃 + 2𝛼 ) − sin 𝜃 −2
4
= −2

r a 𝑑2 𝑦 𝑑𝑦 −3
= 2( )
𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑥

𝑥, 𝑥 ∈ 𝑄


2 sin(𝜃 + 𝛼 ) cos 𝛼
2 cos(𝜃 + 𝛼 ) sin 𝛼
tan(𝜃 + 𝛼 )
tan 𝛼
= −2
= −2

B C 66. (𝑓 − 𝑔)(𝑥) = {
−𝑥, 𝑥 ∈ 𝑅 − 𝑄
Clearly 𝑓 − 𝑔 is one-one and onto

61. S S
⟹ tan(𝜃 + 𝛼 ) + 2 tan 𝛼 = 0 67. 𝑓 (𝑥) = sin 3𝑥
sin 3𝑥 is increasing in
𝜋 𝜋
[− , ]
6 6
Interval length =
𝜋
3
𝑒−1 𝑥−1
𝑥 +𝑒
∫ 𝑑𝑥 68. 𝑥 𝑑𝑦 = 𝑦𝑑𝑥 + 𝑦 2 𝑑𝑦
𝑥𝑒 + 𝑒 𝑥 𝑦𝑑𝑥 + 𝑥𝑑𝑦 𝑥
1 𝑒𝑥 𝑒−1 + 𝑒 𝑥 ⟹∫ 2
= − ∫ 𝑑𝑦 ⟹ −𝑦 = + 𝐶
= ∫ 𝑒 𝑑𝑥 𝑦 𝑦
𝑒 𝑥 + 𝑒𝑥 𝑥
1 𝑦(1) = 1 ⟹ 𝐶 = −2 ⟹ −𝑦 = − 2
= log(𝑥 𝑒 + 𝑒 𝑥 ) + 𝑐 𝑦
𝑒 ∴ 𝑦(−3) = 3 (∵ 𝑦(𝑥) > 0)
62. 𝑓 (𝑥) = 𝑥 2 − 3
69. Maximum value = 4 + 1 = 5
𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 (𝑥) = (𝑥 2 − 3)2 − 3 = 𝑥 4 − 6𝑥 2 + 6
𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 (𝑥) = (𝑥 4 − 6𝑥 2 + 6)2 − 3
70.
𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 (𝑥) is even function
1 − cos 2𝑥
⟹ (𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 𝑜 𝑓)(−1) = (𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 𝑜 𝑓)(1) 𝑓 (𝑥) = ∫ sin2 𝑥𝑑𝑥 = ∫ ( ) 𝑑𝑥
Next (𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 𝑜 𝑓)(−1) − 4 (𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 𝑜 𝑓)(1) 2
1 1
−3{(𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 𝑜 𝑓)(1)} = (−3)(−2) = 6 = [𝑥 − sin 2𝑥] + 𝐶
2 2
𝑓 𝑜 𝑓 (0) = 6 𝑓 (𝑥 + 𝜋) ≠ 𝑓(𝑥) (∵ 𝑓(𝑥) is not periodic)
Both 1 and 2 are correct. Statement 1 false
Next, sin2 (𝜋 + 𝑥) = sin2 𝑥
63. 𝑝(𝑚𝑥 + 𝑛) + 𝑞 = 𝑚 (𝑝𝑥 + 𝑞) + 𝑛 Statement 2 true
⟹ 𝑝𝑛 + 𝑞 = 𝑞𝑚 + 𝑛
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71. = ∫ 𝑓(𝑥){2 − 𝑔(𝑥)} 𝑑𝑥


2 −2
𝑑𝑦 𝑑𝑦 0
𝑎 𝑎
𝑦 = 𝑥( ) +( )
𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑥
= ∫ 2𝑓 (𝑥)𝑑𝑥 − ∫ 𝑓 (𝑥). 𝑔(𝑥) 𝑑𝑥
𝑑𝑦 2 𝑑𝑦 4
⟹ 𝑦( ) = 𝑥( ) +1 0 0
𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑥 𝑎
order = 1, degree = 4 ⟹ 2𝐼 = 2 ∫ 𝑓 (𝑥)𝑑𝑥
0
72. 𝑦 2 − 2𝑎𝑦 + 𝑥 2 = 𝑎2 𝑎
𝑑𝑦 ⟹ 𝐼 = ∫ 𝑓(𝑥) 𝑑𝑥
𝑑𝑦 𝑑𝑦 𝑦 𝑑𝑥 + 𝑥
⟹ 2𝑦 − 2𝑎 + 2𝑥 = 0 ⟹ =𝑎 0
𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑦
𝑑𝑥
76. 𝐴𝐶𝐵 ⟹ 𝐴 ∩ 𝐵 = 𝐴

𝑝𝑦 + 𝑥
𝑝
= 𝑎 ⟹ 𝑦2
−2𝑦 (𝑝𝑦
𝑝
+ 𝑥 )
+ 𝑥2 = (
𝑝𝑦 + 𝑥 2
𝑝
)
⟹ 𝑝2 𝑦 2 − 2𝑝2 𝑦 2 − 2𝑥𝑦𝑝 + 𝑝2 𝑥 2 = 𝑝2 𝑦 2 + 𝑥 2 + 2𝑥𝑦𝑝
⟹ −2𝑝2 𝑦 2 + 𝑝2 𝑥 2 − 4𝑥𝑦𝑝 − 𝑥 2 = 0
𝑃(𝐴/𝐵) =

𝑃(𝐴/𝐵) =
c k
𝑃(𝐴 ∩ 𝐵) 𝑃 (𝐴) 0.2 2
𝑃 (𝐵)
=

=
= =
𝑃 (𝐵) 0.5 5
𝑃(𝐴 ∩ 𝐵) 𝑃(𝐴)
=1
⟹ 𝑝2 (𝑥 2 − 2𝑦 2 ) − 4𝑥𝑦𝑝 − 𝑥 2 = 0

73. 𝑦𝑑𝑥 = (𝑥 + 2𝑦 2 )𝑑𝑦


𝑑𝑥 𝑥
r a 𝑃 (𝐴) 𝑃(𝐴)

77. Required probability


𝑟 2
⟹ − − 2𝑦
𝑥𝑦 𝑦
1
𝐼. 𝐹 = ∫ − 𝑑𝑦 = −
𝑦
1
𝑦
B C 78.
=
𝜋( )
2 =1
𝜋𝑟 2 4

S
𝑒
𝑥
⟹ = 2𝑦 + 𝑐 ⟹ 𝑥 = 2𝑦 2 + 𝑐𝑦 15 2 1
𝑦 𝑟=√ × =

Next,
⟹ 𝑓(0) = 1
S
74. 𝑓 (𝑥 + 𝑦) = 𝑓 (𝑥). 𝑓(𝑦) ∀ 𝑥, 𝑦 ∈ 𝑅
⟹ 𝑓(0 + 0) = 𝑓 (0). 𝑓 (0) ⟹ {𝑓(0)}2 − 𝑓 (0) = 0
4 30 2

2
79. Angle = 5 × 360° = 144°

80. It is a fundamental concept. So, options ‘a’ is


𝑓(𝑥 + ℎ ) − 𝑓(𝑥)
𝑓 ′ (𝑥) = lim correct.
ℎ→0 ℎ
𝑓(ℎ ) − 1
= 𝑓 (𝑥). lim 81. 𝑃 (𝑎𝑐𝑒) = 52 = 13
4 1
ℎ→0 ℎ
𝑓 (ℎ ) − 𝑓(0)
= 𝑓(𝑥) lim = 𝑓 (𝑥). 𝑓′(𝑜)
ℎ→0 ℎ 82. 𝑆. 𝐷 =
5
𝑀. 𝐷. (formula)
∴ 𝑓 ′ (5) = 𝑓(5). 𝑓′(𝑜) 4

75. 83. Data can be represented in tabular and


𝑎 graphical form.
𝐼 = ∫ 𝑓(𝑥) 𝑔(𝑥) 𝑑𝑥
0 84. The abscissa of the point of intersection of less
𝑎
than and more than ogive is median.
= ∫ 𝑓 (𝑎 − 𝑥). 𝑔(𝑎 − 𝑥) 𝑑𝑥
0 85. Both statements are correct.

86. Result
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1 1 1
= √( ) × (− ) = − 1 −1 1
2 8 4 96. |2 3 2| = 0
1 𝑚 𝑛
87. Median remains same but the mean will ⟹ 3𝑛 − 2𝑚 + 2𝑛 − 2 + 2𝑚 − 3 = 0
decrease. ⟹𝑛=1
Next, 1 + 𝑚 2 + 𝑛2 = 6 ⟹ 𝑚 = ±2
88. Required probability
9 1 3 97. ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐴 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ ) … (1)
𝑂𝐶 = 2(𝑂𝑃
=1− =1− = ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
36 4 4 𝑂𝐵 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ ) … (2)
𝑂𝐷 = 2(𝑂𝑃
adding (1) and (2) we get,
89. 𝑃 (𝐴̅ ∩ 𝐵̅) = 1 − 𝑃(𝐴 ∪ 𝐵) ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐴 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐵 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐶 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝑂𝐷 = 4𝑂𝑃⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
1 1 5
= 1−( + )=
3 4

90. 𝑛𝑝 = 12 and 𝑛𝑝𝑞 = 4


4 1
12

2
98.

c k
⟹𝑞=
so,
2
= ⟹𝑝=
12 3

𝑛 × = 12 ⟹ 𝑛 = 18
3
3

r a ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝐵𝐴 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝐴𝐷 = ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝐵𝐷 … . (𝑖 )

91. Parallel to y-axis.

B C ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝐶𝐷 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗
𝐷𝐴 + ⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗

⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐶𝐷
𝐵𝐴
𝐶𝐴 … . (𝑖𝑖)
adding (i) and (ii)
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ = 𝐵𝐷
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗ + 𝐶𝐴
⃗⃗⃗⃗⃗

92. Let

𝑎 𝑏 𝑐
S
𝑂(0, 0, 0) 𝐴(𝑎, 0, 0), 𝐵(0, 𝑏, 0) and 𝐶(0, 0, 𝑐).

S
𝑃 ( , , ) is equidistant from O, A, B and C.
2 2 2
99. 𝑎 × 𝑏⃗ = 𝑐 ⟹ 𝑐 is perpendicular to both 𝑎 and 𝑏⃗
𝑏⃗ × 𝑐 = 𝑎 ⟹ 𝑎 is perpendicular to both 𝑏⃗ and 𝑐
⟹ 𝑎, 𝑏⃗, 𝑐 form an orthogonal system.
Next,
93. 𝑃, 𝑄, 𝑅, 𝑆 are collinear. |𝑎 × 𝑏⃗| = |𝑐| ⇒ |𝑎 ||𝑏⃗| sin 90° . 1 = |𝑐|
and |𝑏⃗ × 𝑐| = 𝑎 ⟹ |𝑏⃗||𝑐| = sin 90° . 1 = |𝑎|
94. Let
𝑥−1 𝑦−2 𝑧+1 putting for |𝑐|, we get |𝑏⃗||𝑎 ||𝑏⃗| = |𝑎| ⇒ |𝑏⃗| = 1
= = =𝜆 and |𝑎 | = |𝑐|
2 −3 3
⟹ 𝑥 = 2𝜆 + 1, 𝑦 = −3𝜆 + 2, 𝑧 = 3𝜆 − 1
1
putting 𝑥 = 0, 𝜆 = − 100. (2)(3) + (3)(2) − 4𝜆 = 0 ⟹ 𝜆 = 3
2
7 5
∴ 𝑦 = 2 , 𝑧 = 2 so, point
101.
7 5
(0, , − )
2 2 𝑒 𝑥 − (1 + 𝑥)
lim
𝑥→0 𝑥2
𝑥2 𝑥3
95. (1 + 𝑥 + 2! + 3! + … . . ) − (1 + 𝑥) 1 1
𝑥−𝑏 𝑦−0 𝑧−𝑑 = lim = =
= = … (𝑖)
𝑥→0 𝑥2 2! 2
𝑎 1 𝑐
𝑥−𝑓 𝑦−0 𝑧−ℎ 102.
= = … (𝑖𝑖)
𝑒 1 𝑔
(𝑖 )and (𝑖𝑖 )are perpendicular
⟹ 𝑎𝑒 + 1 + 𝑐𝑔 = 0
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𝜋/2 lim 𝑓(𝑥) . 𝑔(𝑥) exists, then it is not necessary


1 𝑥→𝑎
∫ 𝑑𝜃 that lim 𝑓(𝑥) and lim 𝑔(𝑥) both exists.
1 + cos 𝜃 𝑥→𝑎 𝑥→𝑎
0
𝜋/2 𝜋/2 109. If 𝑓(𝑥) = 𝑥 2 (𝑥 − 3) then
1 1 𝜃 𝑓 (−𝑥) = 𝑥 2 (−𝑥 − 3) ≠ 𝑓(𝑥) or −𝑓(𝑥)
=∫ 𝑑𝜃 = ∫ sec 2 𝑑𝜃
𝜃 2 2 ⟹ 𝑓(𝑥) is neither even nor odd.
0 2 cos2 2 0
𝜋/2
1 𝜃 110.
= × 2 [tan ] =1
2 20 𝑑 (5𝑥 2+3)
log 10
𝑑𝑥
𝑒
103. 1 𝑒
10𝑥 log10
1 = 2 × log10 × 10𝑥 =
∫ 𝑑𝑥 5𝑥 + 3 5𝑥 2 + 3
𝑥(𝑥 7
+ 1)
1
= ∫ 7 7
7𝑥 6
7 𝑥 (𝑥 + 1)
putting 𝑥 7 = 𝑡
1 7𝑥 6
𝑑𝑥

1 1 1
111.
𝑓 (𝑎) =

c
𝑓 (2𝑎) =
k
𝑎−1
𝑎+1
2𝑎 − 1
= ∫
1
(
7 𝑡 𝑡+1 )
𝑑𝑡 = ∫ ( −
7
= [log 𝑡 − log(𝑡 + 1)] + 𝑐
7
1 𝑡 1
𝑡 𝑡+1

𝑥7
) 𝑑𝑡

r a 2𝑎 + 1
𝑓 (𝑎) + 1 =
𝑎−1
𝑎+1
+1=
So, 𝑓 (2𝑎) ≠ 𝑓 (𝑎) + 1
2𝑎
𝑎+1

104.
= log (
7 𝑡+1
) + 𝑐 = log ( 7
7 𝑥 +1
)+𝑐

B
𝑓 (𝑥) = cos 𝑥 is bijective for domain
C Next,
1
𝑓( ) =
𝑎
1
𝑎
1
−1 1−𝑎
=
+1 𝑎+1
= −(
𝑎−1
𝑎+1
) = −𝑓(𝑎)

105.
𝑓(𝑎)
= 𝑎
𝑎
− 1= 𝑎 × 𝑎 = 𝑎
2

𝑓(𝑎 + 1) 𝑎 + 1 𝑎 − 1 𝑎 + 1 𝑎2 − 1
S
𝑋 = [0, 𝜋] and co-domain 𝑌 = [−1, 1].

S 112.
𝑎

For area of △ to be maximum, triangle


should be an equilateral triangle.

𝑎
= 𝑓(𝑎2 )

106.
𝑑𝑦 𝑑𝑦
log ( )=𝑎⟹ = 𝑒 𝑎 ⟹ ∫ 𝑑𝑦 = ∫ 𝑒 𝑎 𝑑𝑥
𝑑𝑥 𝑑𝑥 ℓ = length of side of equilateral triangle = √3𝑎
⟹ 𝑦 = 𝑥 𝑒𝑎 + 𝑐 √3 2 3√3 2
∴ Area = (√3 𝑎) = 𝑎
4 4
107.
2𝑥 + 1, −3 < 𝑥 < −2 113.
𝑓 (𝑥) = { 𝑥 − 1, −2 ≤ 𝑥 < 0 1 𝑥2 − 1
′( )
𝑥 + 2, 0 ≤ 𝑥 < 1 𝑓 (𝑥) = 𝑥 + ⟹𝑓 𝑥 =
Here, 𝑓(0− ) = −1 and 𝑓 (0+ ) = 2 clearly 𝑓(𝑥) 𝑥 𝑥2
(𝑥 − 1)(𝑥 + 1)
is discontinuous at 𝑥 = 0 and continuous at all ⟹ 𝑓 ′ (𝑥) =
𝑥2
other points. for 𝑥 ∈ (0, 1), 𝑓′(𝑥) < 0
⟹ 𝑓(𝑥) decreases
108. If lim 𝑓(𝑥) and lim 𝑔(𝑥) both exists,
𝑥→𝑎 𝑥→𝑎
then lim 𝑓 (𝑥) . 𝑔(𝑥) exists. But if 114. 𝑓 (𝑥) = 𝑥 𝑛 , 𝑛 ≠ 0.
𝑥→𝑎
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⟹ 𝑓 ′ (𝑥) = 𝑛𝑥 𝑛−1
𝑓(𝑥) to be differentiable, 𝑛 − 1 ≥ 0 ⟹ 𝑛 ≥ 1
⟹ 𝑛 ∈ [1, ∞]

115.
𝑒2 𝑒0 𝑒2
log 𝑥 log 𝑥 log 𝑥
∫| | 𝑑𝑥 = ∫ − 𝑑𝑥 + ∫ 𝑑𝑥
−1
𝑥 −1
𝑥 𝑥
𝑒 𝑒 𝑒0
1 0 1 2 1 5
= − [(log 𝑥 )2 ]𝑒𝑒 −1 + [(log 𝑥)2 ]𝑒𝑒 0 = + 2 =
2 2 2 2

116.

117.
New variance = 5 × (3)2 = 45

Required mean
c k
=
20 × 100 − (21 + 21 + 18 + 20) 1920

118.
96

Required probability
=
96
= 20

r a
=

119.
2
𝐶0 × 2𝐶2 1
4𝐶
2
=
6

Required probability
B C
120.
1 2 3
= 1−( × × )= 1− =
2 3 4

Boy Girl
1 3
4 4

S S
By aligation, ratio = 1: 2
1
∴ no. of boys = × 150 = 50
3
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General Ability Test NDA 1 2017 Question Paper

PART – A somebody in the seat opposite. The engine with one


SPOTTING ERRORS wheel broken was lying across the track and beside it was
the luggage van, likewise, derailed. Groaning, wheezing,
Directions for the following 5 (five) items: gasping, sputtering in its death agony, the engine was like
Each item in this section has a sentence with a fallen horse which, snorting, trembling in every limb, its
three underlined parts labelled (a), (b), and (c). Read flanks heaving, its chest laboring, seems incapable of
each sentence to find out whether there is any error in making the smallest effort to struggle on its legs again.
any underlined part and indicate your response in the
Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or 6. The author had roused himself as he wanted to
(b) or (c). If you find no error, your response should be (a) get off
indicated as (d). (b) meet someone
1. I can fly if I will be a bird. No error (c) know the name of the station
(a)

(a)
(b)
2. As soon as the train arrived
(b)
(c) (d)

the passengers entered the compartments.


k
(d) keep himself awake
7. The engine stopped because

c
(a) the driver had stopped it
(b) one of the wheels was broken

No error.
(d)
(c)

3. Never I have seen such a town. No error.


r a (c) there was a halting place
(d) there was no fuel
8. The engine is compared to a fallen horse because
(a) it was groaning like a horse
(a) (b)

(a)
(c)

(b) (c)
B
4. He goes to his office by bicycle every day.
C
(d) (b) it was lying across the track
(c) it could make no effort to stand upright
(d) it had a broken wheel
No error.
(d)

S
5. Far from being appreciated,
(a)
his conduct was discussed
S Passage – 2
I was beginning to tire a little now. I had
been cutting steps continuously for two hours,
and Tenzing, too, was moving very slowly. As I
(b) chipped steps around still another corner, I
and sharply commented. wondered rather dully just how long we could
(c) keep it up. Our original zest had now quite gone
No error. and it was turning more into a grim struggle. I
(d) then realized that the ridge ahead, instead of still
monotonously rising, now dropped sharply
COMPREHENSION away, and far below I could see the North Col and
Rongbuk glacier. I looked upwards to see a
Directions for the following 6 (six) items: narrow ridge running up to a snowy summit. A
In this section, you have two short passages. few more whacks of the ice-axe in the firm snow
Read the passages and answer the items that follow. You and we stood on top.
are required to select your answers based on the
contents of the passage and opinion of the author only. 9. Which of the following is the most appropriate
description of the area in which the narrator had
Passage – 1 been moving?
We had just passed Tenali, where I roused myself (a) a steep rocky slope
in order to hear the name of the station. As I was falling (b) a peak with a flight of steps
asleep again, a violent jolt shot me into the arms of (c) a high peak covered with snow
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(d) a long ridge 14. He to listen to my arguments and walked


away.
10. ‘I had been cutting steps continuously for two (a) denied
hours’ suggests that (b) disliked
(a) the climber was unskilled in the art of making (c) prevented
steps (d) refused
(b) he had to cut the steps out of snow before 15. The flow of blood was so that the patient
climbing up which was necessarily a slow died.
process (a) intense
(c) the slowness was caused by the fact that as (b) adequate
soon as he cut the steps they were again (c) profuse
covered with snow (d) extensive
(d) he had to work suspended form a ledge
11. ‘It was turning more into a grim struggle’ would
mean
(a) that after the long exertion he was feeling so
k
16. You have never
experiences in America.

c
(a) said
(b) told
me about your

weak that any further climbing meant a hard


struggle with the forces of nature
(b) that Tenzing was making the task more
difficult
r a (c) explained
(d) spoken
17. I always felt hungry
dinner bell.
I heard the

B C
(c) that strong cold wind was pushing him down
from above and that he had to struggle with
the forces of nature
(a) as much as
(b) as well as
(c) as soon as

S S
(d) that he was in a mood to give up ultimately

SELECTING WORDS

Directions for the following 10 (ten) items:


(d) as close as
18. Although they took every precaution, they could
not
(a) defer
(b) allow
the accident.

Each of the following items in this section has a (c) avoid


sentence with a blank space and four words or group of (d) block
words given after the sentence. Select whichever word 19. The ambitious nobleman to marry the
or group of words you consider most appropriate for the king’s daughter.
blank space and indicate your response on the Answer (a) transpired
Sheet accordingly. (b) perspired
(c) aspired
12. I you to be at the party this evening. (d) expired
(a) look forward to 20. The dictator of that country was a monster of
(b) hope wickedness, insatiable in his for
(c) expect blood and plunder.
(d) think (a) idea
13. When I met John yesterday, it was the first time (b) vision
I him since Christmas. (c) lust
(a) saw (d) intention
(b) have seen 21. Please don’t give me anymore, I have had
(c) had seen .
(d) have been seeing (a) few
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(b) too little (b) P R Q S


(c) little (c) P Q S R
(d) enough (d) R P Q S
26. Sports cars appeal to some motorists only
ORDERING OF WORDS IN A SENTENCE P Q R
with noisy exhausts.
Directions for the following 9 (nine) items: S
Each of the following items in this section The proper sequence should be
consists of a sentence the parts of which have been (a) R Q S P
jumbled. These parts have been labelled P, Q, R, and S. (b) P S Q R
Given below each sentence are four sequences namely (c) R S P Q
(a), (b), (c), and (d). You are required to rearrange the (d) P Q S R
jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response
accordingly.

22. Farm workers spend outdoors


c k
27. He almost
P Q
most of their time.
S
R

The proper sequence should be


r a P Q
planned the entire strategy of operation

single-handed.
R

(a) P Q R S
(b) P R Q S
(c) P Q S R
B C S
The proper sequence should be
(a) R S P Q
(d) R P Q S

(a) P Q S R
Q

S S
23. He shuffled the papers in a drawer together.
R
The proper sequence should be
S
(b) P R Q S
(c) S Q R P
(d) Q P S R
28. She has more intelligence
P Q R
(b) P Q R S than what we suspected her to possess.
(c) P S Q R S
(d) R S P Q The proper sequence should be
24. Do you think will this soap (a) P Q S R
P Q R (b) P R Q S
shrink woolen clothes? (c) P S Q R
S (d) P Q R S
The proper sequence should be 29. They should implant
(a) P Q R S P Q
(b) P R Q S in the minds of young children sound principles.
(c) Q R P S R S
(d) Q P R S The proper sequence should be
25. We advised the hijackers to surrender (a) P Q R S
P Q (b) P Q S R
to the police themselves. (c) R P Q S
R S (d) P R Q S
The proper sequence should be 30. When I was a student
(a) P Q R S P
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I learnt swimming at the age of 15 (a) look it out


Q (b) look it for
of class X in a government school. (c) look it up
R S (d) No improvement
The proper sequence should be 36. Mr. and Mrs. Rao stay in their home every
(a) P Q R S evening.
(b) P R Q S (a) at home
(c) Q P R S (b) inside home
(d) Q S P R (c) within their home
(d) No improvement
SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT 37. When we saw him last, he ran to catch a bus.
(a) has run
Directions for the following 10 (ten) items:
In this section, look at the underlined part of
each sentence. Below each sentence are given three
possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of 38.
c k
(b) had run
(c) was running
(d) No improvement
She cut a sad figure in her first performance on
them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part,
indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the
corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the
substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your
r a the stage.
(a) made a sorry figure
(b) cut a sorry face
(c) cut a sorry figure

response will be signified by the letter (d).

B C
response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a ‘No improvement’
39.
(d) No improvement
Last evening, I went to the optician and bought
spectacles.

for his dishonesty.


(a) as for
(b) but because
(c) but due to S S
31. I disliked him not so much for his meanness but

40.
(a) a spectacle
(b) two spectacles
(c) a pair of spectacles
(d) No improvement
I would like to avail a fifteen days holiday this
(d) No improvement summer.
32. He preferred death rather than imprisonment. (a) to avail of
(a) for (b) to avail myself of
(b) to (c) to avail myself
(c) than (d) No improvement
(d) No improvement
33. They kept the idea secretly. ANTONYMS
(a) secretive
(b) secret Directions for the following 5 (five) items:
(c) secretively In this section, each item consists of a sentence
(d) No improvement with a word underlined and is followed by four words.
34. He ought not to tell me your secret, but he did. Select the word that is most opposite in meaning to the
(a) telling underlined word and indicate your response in the
(b) have told Answer Sheet accordingly.
(c) having told
(d) No improvement 41. My first lecture in the classroom was a fiasco.
35. If I don’t know the meaning of a word, I look it (a) success
after in the dictionary. (b) joy
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(c) fun (d) bypassed


(d) disaster 48. The police fired indiscriminately at the crowd,
42. It was indeed arduous to cross streets in New killing many innocent women and children.
York. (a) continuously
(a) pleasant (b) without distinguishing
(b) effortless (c) foolishly
(c) interesting (d) rapidly
(d) risky 49. Businessmen who lack acumen cannot be
43. Unlike his brother, he is affable. expected to be very successful.
(a) reserved (a) fairness
(b) gullible (b) sharpness
(c) irritable (c) boldness

44.
(d) lovable
The birth of his child decidedly proved to be an
auspicious event in his life.
(a) precious
k
(d) righteousness
50. His candid opinions have won him many friends.

c
(a) kind
(b) courteous

45.
(b) ominous
(c) useless
(d) unforgettable
The witness corroborated word for word the
r a (c) generous
(d) frank

PART – B
statement of the victim.
(a) accepted
(b) confirmed
B C 51. Which one of the following statements regarding
King Krishnadevaraya is NOT correct?
(c) denied
(d) repeated

SYNONYMS
S S (a) He was a great scholar of Telugu and
Sanskrit.
(b) Foreign travelers Paes and Nuniz visited his
court.
(c) Barbosa praised him for the great justice and
Directions for the following 5 (five) items: equity prevailing in his empire.
In this section, each item consists of a sentence (d) He wrote his magnum opus Amuktamalyada
with a word underlined and is followed by four words or in Sanskrit.
group of words. Select the word or group of words that 52. Match List I with List II and select the correct
is most similar in meaning to the underlined word and answer using the given code below the Lists:
indicate your response in the Answer Sheet accordingly.
List I List II
46. It is unwise to sever diplomatic relations with a (Amendment to the (Subject)
neighbouring country over small matters. Constitution of India)
(a) engage
(b) estrange A. 52nd Amendment Act, 1. Reduction of
(c) cut off 1985 voting age from 21
to 18
(d) twist
47. Bad tendencies are to be countered by good
B. 73rd Amendment Act, 2. Right to
ones until all that is evil disappears. 1992 Education
(a) opposed
(b) balanced C. 61st Amendment Act, 3. Panchayati Raj
(c) reduced 1988
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D. 86th Amendment Act, 4. Disqualification D. Zawar 4. Coal


2006 on grounds of
defection Code:
A B C D
Code: (a) 3 4 1 2
A B C D (b) 3 1 4 2
(a) 4 1 3 2 (c) 2 1 4 3
(b) 4 3 1 2 (d) 2 4 1 3
(c) 2 3 1 4
(d) 2 1 3 4 56. Which one of the following are the major coral
reef areas of India?
53. Which one of the following was NOT a cause of 1. Gulf of Kachchh
the Revolt of 1857?
(a) The rumour that the British had mixed the
bone dust of cows and pigs into the flour
being sold in the market.
k
2. Gulf of Mannar
3. Lakshadweep

c
4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

(b) The prophecy that British rule would come


to an end on the centenary of the Battle of
Plassey on 23rd June, 1857.
r a Select the correct answer using the code given
below:
(a) 1 and 3 only
(c) Popular discontent with British rule.

the return of Ram Rajya


B C
(d) The prophecy that the end of British rule
would lead to the end of the Kali Yuga and
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
57. Which of the following regions is/are NOT known

S
54. Which one of the following was NOT a feature of
the Subsidiary Alliance of Lord Wellesley?

S
(a) The British were responsible for protecting
the ally from any external threats.
(b) All internal threats were to be handled by
for cotton-textile industry?
1. Mumbai – Pune region
2. Madurai – Coimbatore region
3. Dhanbad – Jamshedpur region
4. Indore – Ujjain region
the ally alone, with no help from the British.
(c) The ally was to provide resources for Select the correct answer using the code given
maintaining a British armed contingent below:
stationed in its territory. (a) 1 and 3
(d) The ally could not enter into any agreement (b) 2 and 3
with other rulers without the permission of (c) 1, 2 and 4
the British. (d) 3 only
55. Match List I with List II and select the correct 58. Which one of the following States does NOT have
answer using the code given below the Lists: the Headquarters of any Railway Zone?
(a) Jharkhand
List I List II (b) Chhattisgarh
(Place) (Mineral) (c) Odisha
(d) Bihar
A. Lakwa 1. Copper 59. Suppose a rod is given a negative charge by
rubbing it with wool. Which one of the following
B. Malanjkhand 2. Petroleum
statements is correct in this case?
C. Kalakot 3. Zinc (a) The positive charges are transferred from
rod to wool.
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(b) The positive charges are transferred from (a) an inert gas
wool to rod. (b) an artificial fiber
(c) The negative charges are transferred from (c) an explosive
rod to wool. (d) a metal
(d) The negative charges are transferred from 66. The chemical name for baking soda is
wool to rod. (a) 𝑁𝑎2 𝐶𝑂3
60. Which one of the following is the correct relation (b) 𝑁𝑎𝐻𝐶𝑂3
between frequency 𝑓 and angular frequency 𝜔? (c) 𝐶𝑎𝐶𝑂3
(a) 𝑓 = 𝜋𝜔 (d) 𝑁𝑎𝑂𝐻
(b) 𝜔 = 2𝜋𝑓 67. Which one of the following elements is used in
(c) 𝑓 = 2𝜔/𝜋 pencil-lead?
(d) 𝑓 = 2𝜋𝜔 (a) zinc

k
61. A Kelvin thermometer and a Fahrenheit (b) lead
thermometer both give the same reading for a (c) carbon (graphite)
certain sample. What would be the
corresponding
thermometer?
(a) 574
reading in a Celsius 68.

a c
(d) tin
Who among the following is one of the authors
of the book “Philosophy of the Bomb”?
(a) Bhagat Singh
(b) 301
(c) 273
(d) 232

C r (b) Jawaharlal Nehru


(c) Surya Sen
(d) Yashpal

B
62. If the potential difference applied to an X-ray 69. Which one of the following statements about
tube is doubled while keeping the separation Chittagong group is NOT correct?

(a) will remain same


(b) will be doubled
(c) will be halved
S
between the filament and the target as same,
what will happen to the cutoff wavelength?

S
(a) Its membership included a large number of
youth including Ganesh Ghosh, Lokenath
Baul, and Anant Singh.
(b) Its leader Surya Sen had been a lawyer in
Dhaka before joining the group.
(d) will be four times of the original wavelength (c) Surya Sen and his group were closely
63. Which one of the following statements is true for associated with Congress work in
𝐺𝑚1 𝑚2 Chittagong.
the relation 𝐹 = 𝑟2
? (All symbols have their
usual meanings.) (d) This group had prepared an action plan to
(a) The quantity G depends on the local value of occupy the armouries in Chittagong.
g, acceleration due to gravity. 70. Which one of the following was a significant
(b) The quantity G is the greatest at the surface feature of the Quit India Movement?
of the Earth. (a) Women did not play an important role in the
(c) The quantity G is used only when Earth is one movement.
of the two masses. (b) Nasik in Maharashtra was an important
64. Why is it difficult to measure the coefficient of regional base during the movement.
expansion of a liquid than solid? (c) It was marked by anti-zamindar violence.
(a) Liquids tend to evaporate at all (d) It was marked by the emergence of parallel
temperatures governments in different parts of India.
(b) Liquids conduct more heat 71. Which one of the following devices changes low
(c) Liquids expand too much when heated voltage alternating current to high voltage
(d) Their containers also expand when heated alternating current and vice versa?
65. Radon is (a) generator
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(b) motor (c) 2 only


(c) transformer (d) 3 only
(d) vibrator 77. Temporary hardness in water is due to which one
72. An optical illusion which occurs mainly in deserts of the followings of Calcium and Magnesium?
during hot summer is based on the principle of (a) hydrogen carbonates
(a) reflection (b) carbonates
(b) interference (c) chlorides
(c) dispersion (d) sulphates
(d) total internal reflection 78. Stung by hairs of nettle leaves causes burning
73. At which place Earth’s magnetic field becomes pain. This is due to the injection of
horizontal? (a) acetic acid
(a) magnetic meridian (b) methanoic acid
(b) magnetic equator
(c) geographical pole
(d) Tropic of Cancer
74. The speed of a car traveling on a straight road is
79.

c k
(c) sulphuric acid
(d) hydrochloric acid
Which one of the following elements is least
reactive with water?
listed below at successive intervals of 1 s:
Time (s)
Speed (m/s) 0
0
2
1
4
2
6
3 4
8
r a (a) lithium
(b) sodium
(c) potassium
(d) cesium
Which of the following is/are correct?
The car travels
1. with a uniform acceleration of 2/ms2 .
B C 80. Rutherford’s alpha-particle scattering
experiment was responsible for the discovery of
(a) electron
2. 16 m in 4 s.

S
3. with an average speed of 4 m/s/

S
Select the correct answer using the code given
below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
81.
(b) proton
(c) nucleus
(d) helium
Glass is a
(a) liquid
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) colloid
(c) 1 and 2 only (c) non-crystalline amorphous solid
(d) 1 only (d) crystalline solid
75. The speed of a body that has Mach number more 82. Cell wall of any fungus is different from plants in
than 1 is having
(a) supersonic (a) cellulose
(b) subsonic (b) chitin
(c) 300 m/s (c) cholesterol
(d) about 10 m/s (d) glycogen
76. Molecules of which of the following has cage like 83. Sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease of humans
structure? and other animals. It is caused by
1. Diamond (a) Histomonas
2. Graphite (b) Trypanosoma
3. Fullerenes (c) Angomonae
Select the correct answer using the code given (d) Naegleria
below: 84. Which one of the following agencies enforces
(a) 1, 2, and 3 the laws on food security in India?
(b) 2 and 3 only (a) FDA
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(b) WHO
(c) FSSAI 90. Which one among the following is the correct
(d) FAO order of tiger reserves situated from North to
85. Dengue virus causes high fever, rashes and South in India?
reduces the number of a particular type of blood (a) Corbett – Simlipal – Sariska – Periyar
cells. Those blood cells are (b) Periyar – Sariska – Simlipal – Corbett
(a) monocytes (c) Corbett – Sariska – Simlipal – Periyar
(b) platelets (d) Periyar – Simlipal – Sariska – Corbett
(c) eosinophils 91. Which of the following are correct with regard to
(d) neutrophils Indian Monsoonal Rainfall?
86. Which one of the following statements is NOT 1. largely governed by the topographical
correct? features
(a) all proteins are enzymes
(b) mostly enzymes are proteins
(c) all fats are energy rich compounds
(d) glucose is a common carbohydrate
c k
2. regional and seasonal variation in the
distribution of rainfall
3. heavy downpour resulting considerable
runoff
87. Sugarcane is one of the important cash crops in
India. It is grown to obtain
(a) starch
(b) glucose
r a 4. beginning and end of rain is regular and on
time.
Select the correct answer using the code given
below:

88.
(c) fructose
(d) sucrose

B C
The colorful part of the Sunflower or Marigold
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4 only
plant is
(a) flower
(b) inflorescence
(c) fruit
(d) seed S S (d) 2, 3 and 4
92. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the Lists:
List I
(Type of climate)
List II
(State)
89. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the Lists: A. Monsoon with Short 1. Uttar Pradesh
List I List II Dry Season (Amw) and Bihar
(Mineral) (Leading State)
B. Cold Humid Winter 2. Tamil Nadu
A. Manganese 1. Uttarakhand with Short Summer (Dfc) Coast

B. Gypsum 2. Kamataka C. Monsoon with Dry 3. Arunachal


Winter (Cwg) Pradesh
C. Limestone 3. Rajasthan
D. Monsoon with Dry 4. Kerala and
D. Magnesite 4. Odisha Summer (As) Karnataka Coast

Code: Code:
A B C D A B C D
(a) 1 3 2 4 (a) 4 3 1 2
(b) 1 2 3 4 (b) 4 1 3 2
(c) 4 2 3 1 (c) 2 1 3 4
(d) 4 3 2 1 (d) 2 3 1 4
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93. Which one of the following Himalayan rivers (a) they contain no electrons
does NOT originate from across the Himalayas? (b) electrons do not flow easily through them
(a) Indus (c) they are crystals
(b) Satluj (d) they have more number of electrons than
(c) Ganga the protons on their surface
(d) Brahmaputra 100. Which one of the following physical
94. The Headquarters of Eastern Railway Zone of quantities does NOT affect the resistance of a
Indian Railway is located at cylinder resistor?
(a) Bhubaneswar (a) the current through it
(b) Kolkata (b) its length
(c) Hajipur (c) the resistivity of the material used in the
(d) Guwahati resistor
95. Which one among of the following countries is
the largest trading partner of India in external
trade for the year 2015-2016?
(a) United States of America
101.

c k
(d) the area of cross-section of the cylinder
Kidney secretes an enzyme, which
changes plasma protein angiotensinogen into
angiotensin. The enzyme is
(b) United Kingdom
(c) United Arab Emirates
(d) China
96. The radii of curvature of the faces of a double
r a (a) renin
(b) nitrogenase
(c) hydrolase
(d) mono-oxygenase

this lens (in units of dioptre)?


B C
convex lens are 10 cm and 20 cm. The refractive
index of the glass is 1 ∙ 5. What is the power of
102. Red blood cells (RBCs) have
(a) no nucleus, no mitochondria and no
endoplasmic reticulum
(a) +7 ∙ 5 D
(b) −7 ∙ 5 D
(c) +2 ∙ 5 D
(d) +5 ∙ 0 D
S S
97. The time period of a simple pendulum made
(b) nucleus, mitochondria and endoplasmic
reticulum
(c) nucleus, mitochondria but no endoplasmic
reticulum
(d) no mitochondria but endoplasmic reticulum
using a thin copper wire of the length L is T. is present
Suppose the temperature of the room in which 103. According to the Census 2011, the
this simple pendulum is placed increases by density of population in which one among the
30℃, what will be the effect on the time period following States is the lowest?
of the pendulum? (a) Sikkim
(a) T will increase slightly (b) Nagaland
(b) T will remain the same (c) Manipur
(c) T will decrease slightly (d) Mizoram
(d) T will become more than 2 times 104. Headquarters of the World
98. Which one of the following physical quantity has Meteorological Organizations located in
the same unit as that of pressure? (a) Washington
(a) angular momentum (b) Geneva
(b) stress (c) Moscow
(c) strain (d) London
(d) work 105. Match List I with List II and select the
99. Which one of the following statements is correct correct answer using the code given below the
with regard to the material of electrical Lists:
insulators? List I List II
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(Industry) (Place) 109. Which of the following cricket teams was


defeated by India to lift the Women’s Twenty 20
A. Petrochemical 1. Coimbatore Asia Cup 2016?
(a) Bangladesh
B. Aircraft 2. Pinjore (b) Sri Lanka
(c) Pakistan
C. Machine tools 3. Bengaluru
(d) Afghanistan
110. Which one of the following was the
D. Cotton textiles 4. Bongaigaon
venue of 2nd BRICS Youth Summit of the
Code: Ministers, Officials and Youth Delegations?
A B C D (a) New Delhi
(a) 4 3 2 1 (b) Mumbai
(b)
(c)
(d)
4
1
1
2
2
3
3
3
2
1
4
4 111.

c k
(c) Shillong
(d) Guwahati
Which one among the following States
of India has recently proposed to frame the first
106. Consider the following statements
pertaining to Coffee plantation in India:
1. Need warm and moist climate with a spell of
dry weather during the ripening period.
r a Internal Security Act to deal with the challenges
of terrorism, insurgency, communalism and
caste violence?
(a) Maharashtra
2. Rolling fields having good drainage.

B C
3. Strong sunshine over hilly slopes exceeding
temperature 35℃.
(b) Gujarat
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Chhattisgarh

correct?
(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 S S
4. Kamataka is the leading producer in India.
Which of the statements given above are
112. The World Humanitarian Day is being
observed every year on which date?
(a) 24 October
(b) 19 August
(c) 10 December
(c) 3 and 4 (d) 8 March
(d) 1, 2 and 4 113. Surge pricing takes place when a service
107. Dr. Urjit Patel, who has been appointed provider
recently as Governor of Reserve Bank of India, (a) raises the price of its product or service as
was holding which position immediately prior to demand outstrips supply
this appointment? (b) follow preset prices immune to demand and
(a) Chief Economist, IMF supply dynamics
(b) Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (c) fixes a minimum price for its services
(c) Chief Economic Advisor to the Government (d) fixes an average price on the basis of
of India transactions carried over a day
(d) Professor of Economics at Harvard 114. By fulfilling which of the following
University conditions can a political party claim the status
108. Who among the following personalities of a national party?
is NOT a Governor of any Indian State? 1. It secures at least six per cent (6%) of the
(a) Najma Heptulla valid votes polled in any four or more states,
(b) Ram Nath Kovind at a general election to the House of the
(c) Acharya Dev Vrat People or, to the State Legislative Assembly.
(d) Arvind Subramaniam
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2. It wins at least four seats in the House of the (b) British capital investments were invited with
People from any State or States or wins at 15% guaranteed interest to be paid if
least two per cent (2%) seats in the House of necessary from Indian revenues.
the People (i.e., 11 seats in the existing (c) The construction works disturbed ecology.
House having 543 members), and these (d) The construction of the railways was
members are elected from at least three planned in such a way that it connected the
different States. internal markets with the ports but provided
3. The party in question has got recognition as no interconnection between internal market
a state party in at least two states. cities.
4. It must have its headquarters in New Delhi. 119. Which colonial administrator made the
following declaration about the partition of
Select the correct answer using the code Bengal in 1904? “Bengal united is a power.
given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 4
(c) 1 and 2 only
c
scheme.”
k
Bengal divided will pull in different ways. That is
perfectly true and one of the merits of the

(a) Lord Curzon

115.
(d) 1, 3 and 4
In its emphasis on enhancing human
capabilities, which one among the following
does NOT figure in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan?
r a
120.
(b) H. H. Risley
(c) Lord Minto
(d) Sir Lancelot Hare
Who launched the Bardoli Satyagraha on
(a) life and longevity
(b) education
(c) delivery of public service
B C th
4 February, 1928?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Vallabhbhai Patel

116.
(d) skill development

S
Which one of the following is NOT a

S
target of the 12th Five-Year Plan?
(a) Real GDP Growth Rate of 8 per cent
(b) Agriculture Growth Rate of 5 per cent
121.
(c) Rajendra Prasad
(d) Kalyanji Mehta
Which one of the following Princely
States did NOT support the Congress during the
course of the Civil Disobedience Movement?
(c) Manufacturing Growth Rate of 10 per cent (a) Bhavnagar
(d) Increase in green cover by 1 million hectare (b) Mysore
every year during the Plan period (c) Junagadh
117. Which one of the following was (d) Kathiawar
following characteristics does NOT describe the 122. Which one of the following is a feature
Khilafat movement? of thought and philosophy of the Kandukuri
(a) Mahatma Gandhi sought to link it to the Viresalingam?
Non-Cooperation movement (a) He believed that science and morality were
(b) It was not supported by the Congress unconnected to truth
(c) It demanded that the Turkish Sultan must (b) He believed in universal education
retain control over Muslim sacred spaces in (c) He believed that language had no role in
the erstwhile Ottoman empire inculcating morality in students
(d) It was led by Muhammad Ali and Shaukat Ali (d) He did not attempt to build a national
118. Which one of the following was NOT a consciousness on a cultural base
feature of railways in colonial India? 123. Name the calligrapher in Akbar’s court
(a) The main purpose of the setting up of who was honoured with the title “Zarrin Kalam”
railways in India was to serve the interest of or Golden Pen
the empire. (a) Abdul Fazl
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(b) Tansen C. Fluorspar 3.Arunachal


(c) Muhammad Husayn Pradesh
(d) Muhammad Kasim
124. Which one of the following sections of D. Nickel 4. Rajasthan
the Golden Quadrilateral Highway in India is the
longest in terms of route distance? Code:
(a) Delhi – Kolkata A B C D
(b) Kolkata – Chennai (a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) Chennai – Mumbai
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) Mumbai – Delhi
(d) 4 2 3 1
125. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer using the code given below the 127. Which one of the following pairs of Tribe
Lists:
List I
(Classification of
resources)
List II
(Example)

c k
and State is NOT correctly matched?
(a) Tharu: Madhya Pradesh
(b) Adi: Arunachal Pradesh
(c) Irula: Kerala
A. Basic inexhaustible 1. Hydel power
resource

r a
128.
(d) Shaharia: Rajasthan
If the absolute refractive indices of glass
and water are 3/2 and 4/3 respectively, what will
B. Conventional non- 2. Coal
renewable resource

C. Non-conventional 3. Solar energy


B C be the ratio of velocity of light in glass and
water?
(a) 3: 4
(b) 4: 3
renewable resource

D.

S S
Non-conventional 4. Natural gas
non-renewable resource
129.
(c) 8: 7
(d) 8: 9
A positive charge +𝑞 is placed at the
centre of a hollow metallic sphere of inner radius
𝑎 and outer radius 𝑏. The electric field at a
Code:
distance 𝑟 from the centre is denoted by 𝐸. In
A B C D
this regard, which one of the following
(a) 3 2 1 4
statements is correct?
(b) 3 1 2 4
(a) 𝐸 = 0 for 𝑎 < 𝑟 < 𝑏
(c) 4 1 2 3
(d 4 2 1 3 (b) 𝐸 = 0 for 𝑟 < 𝑎
(c) 𝐸 = 𝑞/4𝜋𝜀0 𝑟 for 𝑎 < 𝑟 < 𝑏
(d) 𝐸 = 𝑞/4𝜋𝜀0 𝑎 for 𝑟 < 𝑎
126. Match List I with List II and select the 130. Consider the following Indian States:
correct answer using the code given below the 1. Bihar
Lists: 2. Rajasthan
3. Jammu and Kashmir
List I List II 4. Haryana
(Mineral Deposit) (State)
Which one of the following is the correct
A. Gypsum 1. Odisha ascending order of the above States on the basis
of percentage of State’s population of India
B. Graphite 2. Gujarat (based on census 2011)?
(a) 3 – 4 – 1 – 2
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(b) 4 – 2 – 1 – 3 Select the correct answer using the code given


(c) 3 – 4 – 2 – 1 below:
(d) 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 (a) 1, 2, 3, 4
131. Who among the following was the (b) 1, 3, 2, 4
author of the Badshah Nama? (c) 4, 3, 2, 1
(a) Abdul Hamid Lahori (d) 4, 3, 1, 2
(b) Abul Fazl 136. Which one of the following is NOT an
(c) Shah Jahan objective of the National Civil Aviation Policy
(d) Sadullah Khan 2016?
132. Which one of the following statements (a) Establish an integrated ecosystem which will
about Fatehpur Sikri is NOT correct? lead to significant growth of civil aviation
(a) It was located on the direct road to Ajmer. sector
(b) Akbar commissioned the building of a
marble tomb for Sheikh Salim Chisti next to
the Friday mosque at Fatehpur Sikri.
(c) The arched gateway or Bulund Darwaza was
c k
(b) To promote tourism, increase employment
and lead to a balanced regional growth
(c) Ensure safety, security and sustainability of
all sectors through the use of technology
meant to remind visitors of the Mughal
victory in Gujarat.
(d) In 1585, the capita of the Mughal emperor
shifted from Fatehpur Sikri to Delhi.
r a
137.
(d) Enhance regional connectivity through fiscal
support and infrastructure development
Which one of the following statements is
NOT correct?
133.
the 3rd World Trauma Congress recently?
(a) New Delhi
B C
Which one of the following cities hosted (a) In the conduction mode of transference of
heat, the molecules of solid pass heat from
one molecule to another without moving

134.
(b) Dacca
(c) Singapore
(d) Bangkok

S S
Which one of the following is NOT one of
the objectives of Act East Policy?
from their positions
(b) The amount of heat required to raise the
temperature of a substance is called its
specific heat capacity
(c) The process of heat transfer in liquids and
(a) To promote economic cooperation, cultural gases is through convection mode
ties and develop strategic relationship with (d) The process of heat transfer from a body at
countries in the Asia-Pacific region higher temperature to a body at lower
(b) To promote peace and amity with the temperature without heating the space
neighbouring countries of Asia between them is known as radiation
(c) To place emphasis on India-ASEAN 138. The amount of heat required to change
cooperation in India’s domestic agenda a liquid to gaseous state without any change in
(d) To provide enhanced connectivity to the temperature is known as
North East of India (a) specific heat capacity
135. Arrange the following countries in (b) mechanical equivalent of heat
ascending order on the basis of the total medals (c) latent heat of evaporation
earned by them in Rio Olympics 2016: (d) quenching
1. United States 139. The following figure shows displacement
2. China versus time curve for a particle executing simple
3. Great Britain harmonic motion:
4. Russia
.
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142. In a solenoid, the current flowing


through the wire 𝐼 and number of turns per unit
length is 𝑛. This gives a magnetic field 𝐵 inside
the solenoid. If number of turn per unit length is
increased to 2𝑛, what will be the value of
magnetic field in the solenoid?
(a) 𝐵
Which one of the following statements is (b) 2𝐵
correct? (c) 𝐵/2
(a) phase of the oscillating particle is same at (d) 𝐵/4
𝑡 = 1𝑠 and 𝑡 = 3𝑠 143. Which one of the following statements is
(b) phase of the oscillating particle is same at correct about the magnification of an optical
𝑡 = 2𝑠 and 𝑡 = 8𝑠

k
microscope?
(c) phase of the oscillating particle is same at (a) Magnification increases with the increase in
𝑡 = 3𝑠 and 𝑡 = 7𝑠

140.
(d) phase of the oscillating particle is same at
𝑡 = 4𝑠 and 𝑡 = 10𝑠
Match List I with List II and select the

a c
focal length of eyepiece
(b) Magnification increases with the increase in
focal length of eyepiece
(c) Magnification decreases with the increase in
correct answer using the code given below the
Lists:

List I List II
C r144.
focal length of eyepiece
A homogeneous mixture contains two
liquids. How are they separated?

B
(a) by filtration
(Disease) (Remedy)
(b) by evaporation
A. Hypermetropia

B. Presbyopia

C. Myopia S S
1. Concave lens

2. Bifocal lens

3. Surgery
145.
(c) by distillation
(d) by condensation
Which one of the following elements
forms highest number of compounds?
(a) oxygen
(b) hydrogen
D. Cataract 4. Convex lens (c) chlorine
(d) carbon
Code: 146. Which one of the following elements
A B C D corrodes rapidly?
(a) 4 2 1 3 (a) aluminum
(b) 4 1 2 3 (b) iron
(c) 3 1 2 4 (c) zinc
(d) 3 2 1 4 (d) silver
147. 20 g of common salt is dissolved in 180 g
141. A circular coil of single turn has a
of water. What is the mass percentage of the salt
resistance of 20Ω. Which one of the following is
in the solution?
the correct value for the resistance between the
(a) 5%
ends of any diameter of the coil?
(b) 9%
(a) 5Ω
(c) 10%
(b) 10Ω
(d) 15%
(c) 20Ω
(d) 40Ω 148. The valency of an element depends
upon the
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(a) total number of protons in an atom


(b) mass number of an atom
(c) total number of neutrons in an atom
(d) total number of electrons in the outer most
shell of an atom
149. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer using the code given below the
Lists:

List I List II
(Noble gas) (Use)

A. Argon 1. In lights for

B. Neon
advertising display

2. Airport landing

c k
a
lights and in light
houses

C. Krypton 3. Light in
photographer’s
flash gun
C r
D. Xenon 4.

S B
In tungsten
filament to last
longer

Code:

(a)
(b)
A
3
3
B
1
2
C
2
1
S D
4
4
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 4 1 2 3

150. Colour vision in human eyes is the


function of photoreceptor cells named
(a) rods
(b) cones
(c) blind spot
(d) fovea
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General Ability Test NDA 1 2017 Answer Keys

Question Answer Question Answer Question Answer Question Answer Question Answer
No. No. No. No. No.

1 B 31 A 61 B 91 B 121 B
2 D 32 B 62 C 92 A 122 D

3 B 33 B 63 D 93 C 123 C
4 B 34 D 64 D 94 B 124 B
5 C 35 C 65 A 95 D 125 A
6 C 36 A 66 B 96 A 126 A

7 B 37 C 67 C 97 A 127 A
8

9
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