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14th

LEVEL - 2
Year 2011-12

|14th NSO|LevelII|Class10

MENTALABILITY
1.

Twonumbersarechosenfrom1to5.Theprobabilityforthetwonumberstobeconsecutiveis____.
(A)

2.

1
5

(C) 3

(D) 3/4

(B) 2/3

(C) 2/3

(D)

(C) 1

(D) 2

37
3

(B)

(B) 4xB3s

(C) 4xC3s

(D) 4xD3s

(B) Nineteenth

(C) Eighteenth

(D) Noneofthese

(B) 40years

(C) 30years

(D) 35years

Inacertaincodelanguage,'3a,2b,7c'means'truthiseternal''7c,9a,8b,3a'means'enmityisnot
eternal' and '9a, 4d, 2b, 8c' means 'truth does not perish'. Which of the following means 'enmity'
inthat language?
(A) 3a

9.

(B) 2

Thepresentageofafatherisequaltothesumofagesofhis5children.Eightyearshencethesum
oftheagesofhischildrenwillbesixyearslessthantwicetheageoftheirfather.Findthepresent
age of the father.
(A) 45years

8.

4
5

Mohit correctly remembers that his father's birthday is not after eighteenth of April. His sister
correctly remembersthat theirfather's birthdayis beforetwentieth but after seventeenth ofApril.
On which day inApril was their father's birthday ?
(A) Seventeenth

7.

(D)

IfAstandsfor 'notequal to',B standsfor'greaterthan',Cstands for'not lessthan',Dstands for


'equal to', E stands for 'not greater than', F stands for 'less than', then according to the given
premises (4x F 5y) and (5y E 3s), which of the following inferences is correct?
(A) 4xA3s

6.

1
10

If sinq + sin2q = 1, cos2q + cos4q =


(A) 0

5.

(C)

One of the roots of x(3x2 19) = 2(x2 11) is in the form a + b c . Find the value of a.
(A) 1

4.

2
5

What should be added to 5cos245 + 4(sin460 + cos430) 3(tan260 tan245) to get 3 ?


(A) 3/4

3.

(B)

(B) 7c

(C) 8b

(D) 9a

20 years ago,whenmyparentsgotmarried,theiraverageagewas23years.Now theaverage age


of my family consisting of myself and my parents is 34 years. What is my present age?
(A) 12years

(B) 16years

(C) 36years

(D) 6years

10. Ifthenumbersfrom5to85whichareexactlydivisibleby5arearrangedindescendingorder,which
would come at the eleventh place from the bottom?
(A) 55

(B) 45

(C) 50

(D) 60

11. The digits of a positive integer, having three digits are in A.P. and their sum is 15. The number
obtained by reversing the digits is 594 less than the original number. Find the number.
(A) 582

(B) 852

(C) 258

(D) 825

14th NSO|LevelII|Class10|

12. A conical vessel of radius 6 cm and height 8 cm is filled with water.A sphere
isloweredintothewater anditssizeissuchthatwhenittouchesthesidesof
theconicalvessel,itisjustimmersed.Howmuchwaterwillremaininthecone
after the overflow?

8 cm

6 cm

(A) 182.89cm3
(B) 113.14cm3
(C) 188.57cm3
(D) Noneofthese

13. PQRS is a straight line. R is the midpoint of QS and Q is the midpoint of PS. S is (6, 5) and R is
(3, 5). Find the coordinates of P.
(A) (0,5)

(B) (6,5)

(C) (3,4)

(D) (5,6)

14. Theminimumnumberofcolours required topaintallthe sides ofacube sothat notwoadjacent


faces may have the same colours, is ____.
(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 6

15. A plane is observed to be approaching the airport. It is at a distance of 12 km from the point of
observationandmakesanangleofelevationof60.Finditsheightabovethegroundinkilometres.
(A) 10.392km

(B) 11.398km

(C) 14.893km

(D) 12.613km

SCIENCE
16. Which of the following graphs correctly represents the variation of acceleration due to gravity(g)
with distance (d) from the centre of the earth?

(A)

(B)
d

(C)
d

(D)

g
d

17. Read the following statements and mark the correct option.
Statement1:Thepossibilityofanelectricbulbfusingishigheratthetimeofswitchingonandoff.
Statement 2 : Inductive effect produces a surge at the time of switchoff and switch on.
(A) Bothstatements1and2aretrueandstatement2isthecorrectexplanationofstatement1.
(B) Bothstatements1and2aretruebutstatement2isnotthecorrectexplanationofstatement1.
(C) Statement1istrueandstatement2isfalse.

(D) Bothstatements1and2arefalse.

DIRECTION(Q.Nos.18&19):Apotentialdifferenceof12Viscausingelectronstoflowthroughawire
so that 20 1020 electrons pass a point in the wire in 1 minute.
18. The charge which passes the point in 1 minute, if the charge of each electron is 1.6 1019 C.
(A) 16C

(B) 320C

(C) 40C

(D) 42C

(C) 0.48A

(D) 5.3A

19. The electric current in the wire is ____.


(A) 0.35A

(B) 0.43A

20. In the given smooth curved road, if a particle is released from A then _____.
(A) KineticenergyatBmustbemgh
(B) KineticenergyatBmaybezero
(C) KineticenergyatBmustbelessthanmgh
(D) Noneofthese

m A

h
B

|14th NSO|LevelII|Class10

2and3arethethreepositionswheretheimageofobjectmaybeseen.

object

21. The figure shows an object placed in front of a plane mirror XY. 1,

1
2

Observer P is able to see the image at 2. Where does the observer


Q

Q see the image of the object?


(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 1and3

22. Abulletofmassmmovingwithavelocityv,strikesawoodenblockofmassMandgetsembedded
in the block which was initially at rest. The final speed of the system is ____.
(A)

M
v
m+M

(B)

m
(C) m + M v

m
v
M +m

M + m
v
(D)
M

23. Amanwhowearsglassesofpower3Dmustholdanewspaperatleast25cmawaytoseetheprint
clearly. Ifhe tookofftheglassesandstillwantedclearvisionthenatwhat distancehemusthold
thenewspaper?
(A) 1m

(B) 2m

(C) 3m

(D) 4m

24. Many houses have an electricity meter that is read so that the cost of the electricity used by the
customer may be calculated. What does the electricity meter record?
(A) Charge

(B) Current

(C) Energy

(D) Power

25. ABCD is a square loop made of a uniform conducting wire. The current enters the loop at A and
leaves at B. The magnetic field is _____.

(A) Zeroonlyatthecentreoftheloop
(B) Maximumatthecentreoftheloop
(C) Zeroatallpointsoutsidetheloop
(D) Zeroatallpointsinsidetheloop

26. Mostofthesourcesofenergyweuserepresentstoredsolarenergy.Whichofthefollowingisnot
ultimately derived from the Sun's energy?
(A) Geothermalenergy

(B) Windenergy

(C) Nuclearenergy

(D) Biomass

27. Match column I with column II and select the correct option from the codes given below.
ColumnI

ColumnII

2Fe + 3CO2
(a) Fe2O
3 + 3CO
D

(i)

Displacementreaction

(b) ZnCO3 ZnO + CO2


light
(c) H2O
2 (aq) H2 + O2

(ii) Redoxreaction

2NaOH + H2
(d) 2Na + 2H2O

(iv) Photochemicalreaction

(iii) Thermaldecomposition

(A) (a)(i),(b)(iii),(c)(iv),(d)(ii)

(B) (a)(ii),(b)(iv),(c)(iii),(d)(i)

(C) (a)(iii),(b)(iv),(c)(i),(d)(ii)

(D) (a)(ii),(b)(iii),(c)(iv),(d)(i)

28. Afewelements intheorderofdecreasingreactivityare:K>Ca>Mg>Fe> H>Sb>Au.Identify


theincorrect statement.
(A) Auistheweakestreducingagent.

(B) Kisthestrongestoxidisingagent.

(C) Theoxideoftincanbereducedwithhydrogen.
(D) CadisplaceshydrogenfromwatermoreeasilythanFe.

14th NSO|LevelII|Class10|
Wastegases Slakedlime
Rotatingshaft
withblades

29. Thegivenfigureshowsthe plantfortheformationof


an importantcompound X.Identify X.
(A) Washingsoda
(B) Commonsalt

Chlorine

(C) Bakingpowder

(D) Bleachingpowder
30. Which of the following is(are) true when HCl (g) is passed through water?
I.

It does not ionise in the solution as it is a covalent compound.

II.

It ionisesin the solution.

III. It gives both hydrogen andhydroxyl ion in the solution.


IV. It forms hydronium ion in the solution due to the combination of hydrogen ion with water
molecule.
(A) Ionly

(B) IIIonly

(C) IIandIV

(D) IIIandIV

31. Naresh took three test tubes labelled as X, Y and Z.


Thenheplacedtwoironnailsineachofthetesttube
andadded10mLofcoldwatertotesttubeX,10mL

Air
Layerofoil

Air

boiledwatertotesttubeY.Thenheadded1mLvegetable
oiltotesttubeYandpoured2gofanhydrousCaCl2
to test tubeZ. He allowed all the threetest tubes to

Boiledwater
Iron
nails

Unboiled
water

standforfewdays.Afterafewdayshedidnotobserve

Anhydrous
CaCl2

corrosionin
(A) OnlyY

(B) YandZ

(C) XandY

(D) X,YandZ

32. Read the following statements and select the correct option.
Statement 1 : Aluminiumcan beextracted fromanhydrous aluminium chloride.
Statement 2 : AlCl3 is a covalent compound.
(A) Bothstatements1and2aretrueandstatement2isthecorrectexplanationofstatement1.
(B) Bothstatements1and2aretruebutstatement2isnotthecorrectexplanationofstatement1.
(C) Statement1istrueandstatement2isfalse.

(D) Statement1isfalseandstatement2istrue.

33. TwocompoundsXandYhavesamemolecularformula,C6H
1 2.CompoundXissaturatedwhileYis
unsaturated.What arethenamesof the compoundsX andY?What typeof reactions compounds
X andY are expected to undergo respectively?
(A) Hexane,HexeneAddition,Substitution

(B) Hexene,HexaneAddition,Substitution

(C) Cyclohexane,HexeneAddition,Substitution

(D) Cyclohexane,HexeneSubstitution,Addition

34. Identify Q and S.


(A) Q=Chloroethene,S=Ester
(B) Q=Chloroethene,S=Ethanoicacid
(C) Q=Chloroethane,S=Ester
(D) Q=Chloroethane,S=Ethanoicacid

C2H6+Cl2

sunlight

Q
aq.KOH

C2H5OH

[O]
K2Cr2O7

C2H5OH

|14th NSO|LevelII|Class10

35. Theelementcarbonoccursin3allotropicformsX,YandZ.Xisformedofhexagonalarraysplaced
inlayersoneabovetheother,whileYhasarigidthreedimensionalstructure.Zhascarbonatoms
arranged in football shape. Identify X,Y and Z.
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

X
Graphite
Fullerene
Coke
Graphite

Y
Coke
Coke
Graphite
Diamond

Z
Diamond
Graphite
Fullerene
Fullerene
Periodicproperties

36. Observethemapcarefully.Identify
P, Q, R and S.
P
(A) Group

Q
Period

increases

Period

Group

decreases Ionisationpotential increases


decreases

(B) Group

Period

Group

decreases

Atomicsize

Electronaffinity

increases

Period
decreases Electronegativity, increases
nonmetallicnature

(C) Period

Group

Group

Period
R

(D) Period

Group

Period

Group

increases

Electropositivity/ decreases
Metallicnature

decreases Oxidisingproperty increases

37. X and Y are two elements having similar properties which obey Newlands law of octaves. The
minimum and the maximum number of elements in between X and Y respectively are
(A) 6and8

(B) 6and13

(C) 7and15

(D) 8and14

38. Twogroupsofstudentsaregiven 5gofiron filingsand 3gofsulphurpowdereach. GroupX is


askedtomixandcrushthemixture.GroupYisaskedtomix,crushandheatthemixturestrongly.
Theresultingmoltenmassisthenlefttocool.Boththegroupswereaskedtoseparatethecomponents
by using magnet. Which group will be able to do so?
(A) GroupX

(B) GroupY

(C) BothXandY

(D) NeitherXnorY

39. Refer the given graph and answer the following question.
(i) Thepopulationoftigerdecreasesbecausethereweremoredeathsthan
births.
(ii) Thepopulationoftigerdecreasesbecausethereweremorebirthsthan
deaths.
(iii) The population of tiger decreases because the population of deers
increases.
(iv) Thepopulationoftigerdecreasesbecauseofadeadlydisease,infectingthedeerpopulation.
Whichofthegivenstatementsis/arecorrect?
(A) (i)only

(B) (i)&(iv)

(C) (ii)&(iii)

40. Inthegivenfoodwebaninsecticideissprayedtokill
the caterpillars. In which organisms will the highest
levelofinsecticideaccumulateafteraperiodoftime?
(A) Foxes
Rabbits
(B) Hawks
(C) Mice
(D) Sparrows

(D) (i),(iii)&(iv)
Hawks

Foxes

Sparrows

Mice

Goldfinches

Grains

Hogweed

Aphids

Chinarose
plants

Caterpillars

Mulberry
trees

14th NSO|LevelII|Class10|

41. Match Column I with Column II and select the correct option from the codes given below.
ColumnI
ColumnII
(a) Growth of pollen tube towards embryo sac
(i) Thigmonasty
(b) Openingof flower
(ii) Siesmonasty
(c) Turgormovement
(iii) Epinasty
(d) Bending of tentacles of Drosera over the insect (iv) Chemotropism
(A) a(i),b(ii),c(iii),d(iv)

(B) a(iv),b(iii),c(ii),d(i)

(C) a(ii),b(iii),c(i),d(iv)

(D) a(iii),b(iv),c(ii),d(i)

42. Thegivendiagramshowsasectionthroughthehumanheart.Whathappenswhenbloodispumped
to the lungs ?
3
2
4
Valve
Vesselthroughwhichblood
1
action
passestothelungs
(A) bcloses

(B) bopens

(C) acloses

(D) aopens

43. Match Column I with Column II and select the correct option from the codes given below.
ColumnI
ColumnII
(a) Condom
(i) Stopsovulation
(b) Diaphragm
(ii) Preventsimplantation
(c) IUD
(iii) Collectssemenduringejaculation
(d) Oralcontraceptive (iv) Stops eggs from reaching the uterus
(e) Tubectomy
(v) Prevents sperms from entering the uterus
(A) a(v),b(iii),c(ii),d(i),e(iv)

(B) a(iii),b(v),c(ii),d(i),e(iv)

(C) a(iii),b(v),c(ii),d(iv),e(i)

(D) a(iii),b(ii),c(v),d(i),e(iv)
Funiculus

44. Which of the following parts in the given figure are labelled incorrectly ?
(A) Synergids,funiculus&antipodalcells
(B) Synergids,nucellus&antipodalcells
(C) Synergids,funiculus&embryosac
(D) Synergids&antipodalcells

Nucellus
Synergids
Embryosac
Antipodal
cells

45. Which of the following statements is correct ?


(A) Mendel'sexperimentsgaveusthemechanismfortheinheritanceoftraitsfromonegenerationtothenext.
(B) Mendel'sfindingsremainedunknownuntilthesewererediscoveredbyHugodeVriesin1900.
(C) Naturalselectionisbasedontheisolationofnaturalpopulationsandselectivebreedingoforganisms.
(D) Both(A)&(B)
46. Which of the following is an incorrect match ?
ColumnI
(Examples)

ColumnII
(Connectinglinks)

(A) Egglayingmammals

Reptiles&mammals

(B) Lungfish

Fishes&amphibians

(C) Peripatus

Annelida&Arthropoda

(D) Archaeopteryx

Birds&mammals

|14th NSO|LevelII|Class10

47. Rohitcategorizedthefunctionsofdifferentlobesofcerebralhemisphereasgiveninthetablebelow.
GroupA

GroupB

GroupC

Smell, touch, temperature Auditoryreception


andconsciousassociation

GroupD

Muscularactivities Visualreception

Whichofthefollowinghavethecorrectheadingsforthegiventable?
GroupA

GroupB

GroupC

GroupD

(A) Temporallobe

Parietallobe

Frontallobe

Occipitallobe

(B) Temporallobe

Parietallobe

Occipitallobe

Frontallobe

(C) Parietallobe

Temporallobe

Frontallobe

Occipitallobe

(D) Parietallobe

Temporallobe

Occipitallobe

Frontallobe

48. Boltinginsomeplantsisinducedbyartificialtreatmentwithwhichofthefollowingplanthormones?
(A) Ethylene

(B) Auxin

(C) Abscisicacid

(D) Gibberellin

49. Which structure out of (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) marked in the given figure
of the epidermal peel of leaf should be labelled as stoma ?
(A) (i)
(B) (ii)

(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

(C) (iii)
(D) (iv)
50. Khadins, Bundhis,Ahars and Kattas are traditional means of _____.
(A) Grainstorage

(B) Woodstorage

(C) Waterharvesting

SPACE FOR ROUGH WORK

(D) Soilconservation

15th

LEVEL - 2
Year 2012-13

| 15th NSO | Level-II | Class 10

MENTAL ABILITY
1.

Both the roots of the equation (x a)(x b) + (x b)(x c) + (x c) (x a) = 0 are real but they
are equal only when ________.
(B) a = b = c

(C)

a
=c
b

(A) 2b = a + c

(D) a b = 2c

2.

A reservoir is in the shape of a frustum of a right circular cone. It is 8 m across at the top and

4 m across at the bottom. It is 6 m deep, its capacity is ________.


(A) 224 m3
(B) 176 m3
(C) 225 m3

3.

Ashwini, Priya, Sudha, Rani, Meera, Geeta and Mukta are sitting around a circle facing the centre.

(D) 484 m3

Ashwini is third to the left of Mukta and to the immediate right of Rani. Priya is second to the left

of Geeta, who is not an immediate neighbour of Meera. Who is to the immediate right of Priya?
(A) Meera
(B) Sudha
(C) Mukta
(D) Ashwini

4.

Calculate the value of mode for the following frequency distribution.


Class

1 - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 13 - 16 17 - 20 21 - 24 25 - 28 29 - 32 33 - 36 37 - 40

Frequency

12

14

14

15

13

11

(A) 24.5

5.

If sec = x +

(A) 2x

6.

In the given diagram, O is the centre of the circle and AC is the diameter. If ADB = 120 and the

(B) 26
1
, then secq + tanq = ________.
4x
1
(B)

2x

(C) 23.5

(D) 29.3

(C) 2x

(D) Both (A) and (B)

radius of the circle is 6 cm, what is the area of the D ABC?


(A) 18 3 cm2

(B) 24 3 cm2
(C) 27 cm2
(D) Data insufficient

7.

A factory kept increasing its output by the same percentage every year. Find the percentage if it

is known that the output is doubled in the last two years.


(A) 50(1 3 )%
(B) 100( 1 + 2 )%
(C) 50%

8.

The sum of the first six terms of an A.P. is 42. The ratio of the 10th term to the 30th term of A.P.

1
. Find the 40th term of the A.P.
3
(A) 60
(B) 20

9.

Four points A(6, 3), B(3, 5), C(4, 2) and D(x, 3x) are given in such way that

(D) 84%

is

find x.
11 3
(A)
,
8 8

(B)

11 3

,
8 8

(C) 39

(C)

11 3
,
8 8

(D) 80

(D)

area(DBC ) 1
= ,
area(ABC ) 2

11 3
,
8 8

10. Find the values of k for which the following system of equations have infinitely many solutions.

2x + 3y = 7 ; (k + 1) x + (2k 1)y = 4k + 1
(A) 5

(B) 7

(C) 2

(D)

9

4

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11. In the given figure, CD is a direct common tangent to two circles intersecting each other at A and



B, then CAD + CBD = ______.


(A) 120
(B) 90
(C) 360
(D) 180

12. A hemispherical bowl of internal radius 6 cm contains milk. This milk is to be filled into cylindrical
shaped small bottles of diameter 6 cm and height 1 cm. How many bottles will be needed to empty

the bowl?
(A) 36

(B) 27

(C) 16

(D) 4

13. Cards with numbers 2 to 101 are placed in a box. A card is selected at random from the box. Find
the probability that the selected card has a number which is a perfect square.

(A)

11

100

(B)

1

10

(C)

7

100

(D)

9
100

14. A ladder rests against a wall at an angle a to the horizontal. Its foot is pulled away from the wall
through a distance a, so that it slides a distance b down the wall making an angle b with the

horizontal. Then, cos cos = ______.


sin sin
a+b
(A)

(B) 2a + b
2

(C)

a

b

(D) 1

15. Showing a photograph Rajeev told Shweta, "His mother is the only daughter of your father." How

is Shweta related to the man in the photograph?


(A) Aunt
(B) Mother
(C) Wife

(D) Daughter

science
16.



What happens to light as it passes from glass into air ?


(A) Its frequency decreases because its speed decreases.
(B) Its frequency increases because its speed increases.
(C) Its wavelength decreases because its speed decreases.
(D) Its wavelength increases because its speed increases.

17. In the given figure, a cell is connected in series with an ammeter and
three resistors 10 W, 20 W and 30 W. The circuit can be completed by
a movable contact M.

When M is connected to X, the ammeter reads 0.6 A.

What is the ammeter reading when M is connected to Y ?


(A) 0.1 A
(B) 0.2 A
(C) 0.3 A

10

20
X

30

(D) 0.6 A

18. Read the given statements and choose the correct option.

Statement 1: A current carrying loop placed in a uniform magnetic field experiences no net force.

Statement 2: The net charge on a current carrying loop is zero.

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2 is the correct explanation of statement 1.
Both statements 1 and 2 are true, but statement 2 is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
Statements 1 is true but statement 2 is false.
Statement 1 is false but statement 2 is true.

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19. Two spherical mirrors (convex and concave) having the same focal length of

36 cm are arranged so that their optical axes coincide. The separation between

the mirrors is 1 m. At what distance from the concave mirror should an object

be placed so that its images formed by the concave and convex mirror

independently are identical in size ?


(A) 86 cm in front of concave mirror
(C) 56 cm in front of concave mirror

O
1m

(B) 76 cm in front of the concave mirror


(D) None of these

20. A weather forecasting plastic balloon of volume 15 m 3 contains hydrogen of density 0.09 kg m3.
The volume of the equipment carried by the balloon is negligible compared to its own volume.
The mass of the empty balloon alone is 7.15 kg. The balloon is floating in air of density 1.3 kg m3.

The total mass of floating body is ________.


(a) 22 kg
(b) 19.5 kg

(c) 11 kg

(d) 8.5 kg

21. A juggler usually tosses balls vertically to a height H. To what height must they be tossed if they

are to spend twice as much time in the air ?


(A) 4 H
(B) 2 H

22.



An optician while testing the eyes finds the vision of a patient to be 6/12. By this he means that
(A) The person can read the letters of 6 inches from a distance of 12 m.
(B) The person can read the letters of 12 inches from 6 m.
(C) The person can read the letters from 6 m which the normal eye can read from 12 m.
(D) The focal length of eye lens had become half that of the normal eye.

(C) H

(D) H / 2

23. The electric light switch for a bathroom is sometimes fitted on the wall outside the bathroom.




Why is this safer than fitting the switch on the wall inside the bathroom ?
(A) The heat from the light affects the switch.
(B) The person in the bathroom may be electrocuted if water enters the switch.
(C) The switch is less likely to be damaged outside the bathroom.
(D) The warm air in the bathroom causes the switch to overheat.

24. Fusion reaction is also known as ______.



(A) Chemical reaction

(C) Thermonuclear reaction

(B) Elastic reaction


(D) Photonuclear reaction

25. A stream of electrons is projected horizontally to the right. A straight conductor carrying a current
is supported parallel to the electron stream and above it. If the current in the conductor is from


left
(A)
(C)
(D)

to right, what will be the effect on the electron stream ?


The electron stream will be pulled upwards.
(B) The electron stream will be pulled downwards.
The electron stream will be retarded.
The electron stream will speedup towards the right.

26. A particle is moving along a circular path of radius 5 m and with uniform speed 5 m s 1. What will

be the average acceleration when the particle completes half revolution ?


(A) 10p m s2
(B) 10/p m s2
(C) 10 m s2
(D) Zero

27. Balance the given reaction and find the values of w, x, y and z. Also, identify the type of
reaction.


w Potassium bromide(aq) + x Barium iodide(aq) y Potassium iodide(aq) + z Barium bromide(aq)

(A) 1, 1, 1, 1; Double displacement reaction


(C) 2, 1, 2, 1; Double displacement reaction

(B) 1, 1, 1, 1; Decomposition reaction


(D) 2, 1, 2, 1; Decomposition reaction

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28. Coloured petals of some flowers indicate the presence of acid or base in a solution. Example of

such flowers is
(A) Hydrangea

(B) Petunia

(C) Geranium

(D) All of these

29. Study the given table carefully.


Substances

Blue litmus
solution

Phenolphthalein

Methyl orange

China rose
indicator

1.

Wasp's sting

Red

Colourless

Red

Red

2.

Lime water

No change

Pink

Yellow

Green

3.

Spinach

No change

Pink

Yellow

Green

4.

Window cleaner

Red

Colourless

Red

Red

5.

Curd

Red

Colourless

Red

Red

Which of them shows the incorrect change in the colour of indicator s?


(A) 1 and 2
(B) 3 and 5
(C) 1, 2 and 3

30.


The
(1)
(3)
(5)

Identify the gases evolved in the above reactions.


(A) (1, 5) - CO2, (2) - H2, (3) - Cl2 and H2, (4) - Cl2
(B) (1, 3) - H2 and Cl2, (2) - H2, (4) - Cl2, (5) - CO2
(C) (1) - CO2 and Cl2, (2, 5) - H2, (3) - Cl2, (4) - H2 and Cl2
(D) (1) - H2 and Cl2, (2, 4) - H2, (3, 4) - Cl2

31.



In which reaction does the product have more carbon atoms than the underlined reactant s?
(A) A carboxylic acid produced from an alcohol and an oxidising agent.
(B) An ester produced from a carboxylic acid and an alcohol.
(C) A salt produced from a carboxylic acid and sodium carbonate.
(D) Carbon dioxide produced from the complete combustion of propane in oxygen.

following reactions evolve gases along with other products.


NaHCO3 + HCl

(2) NaOH + Zn
NaCl + H2O

(4) MnO2 + HCl
CH4 + O2

(D) 1, 3 and 4

32. The formulae of four covalent molecules are given.


1.

H2O

2.

CO2

3.

CH3OH

4.

CH3COOH

In which pair of molecules does oxygen form at least one double bond?
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1 and 3
(C) 2 and 4
(D) 3 and 4

33. An ester of molecular formula C4H8O2 was produced by the reaction of an alcohol with a carboxylic
acid.

Alcohols

Acids

Methanol

Propanoic acid

Ethanol

Ethanoic acid

Propanol

Methanoic acid

Which of the following could be the alcohol and the acid ?


(A) 2
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1 and 3

(D) 1, 2 and 3

34. Many properties of an element and its compounds can be predicted from the position of that

element in the periodic table. What property could not be predicted in this way ?
(A) The acidic or basic nature of its oxide
(B) The formula of its oxide
(C) The number of isotopes it has
(D) Its metallic or non-metallic properties

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35. Elements X and Y are in group VII of the periodic table. X is a liquid while Y is a solid at room



temperature. Which statement is correct ?


1. Atoms of Y have more protons than atoms of X.
2. Molecules of Y have more atoms than molecules of X.

3. Y displaces X from aqueous solution of X ions.


(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3

(D) All of them

36. How many different chlorides in total could be prepared by the reaction of dilute hydrochloric acid
with the following substances ?

(A) 1

Copper, Magnesium, Silver, Zinc carbonate


(B) 2
(C) 3

(D) 4

37. The diagram shows some parts of the periodic table with few elements. Identify the set of two



elements which combine together to form a covalent compound with a formula of the type XY 3.
1
(A) 2 and 3

7
4
(B) 4 and 6
5
2
(C) 5 and 7
3
6
(D) 1 and 7

38. Which metal when attached to an iron pipe immersed in sea water, would prevent rusting of the

iron ?
(A) Copper

(B) Lead

(C) Magnesium

(D) Silver

39. The organisms shown in figure can be grouped into two separate groups based on their mode of
nutrition.

Which of the following options is correct regarding this?


(A) P is an autotroph whereas Q, R and S are heterotrophs.
(B) P and R show intracellular digestion while Q and S show extracellular digestion.
(C) P and Q are autotrophs while R and S are heterotrophs.
(D) P shows intracellular digestion while Q, R and S show extracellular digestion.

40. Read the following statements with respect to the given diagram.

(i) A major amount of carbohydrates is digested in P.

(ii) Chief fat digesting enzyme is present in R.

(iii) Digestion of proteins and fats starts in T.

(iv) Enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin are produced in S.

(v) Enzyme responsible for curdling of milk is present in P.


Which of the above statements are correct?

(A) (i), (ii) and (iv)

(B) (ii) and (v)

(C) (iii), (iv) and (v)

(D) (ii), (iv) and (v)

41. When the Fallopian tubes in a woman are cut and tied, ______.

(A) She becomes sterile
(B) She stops ovulating

(C) She stops producing sex hormones
(D) The embryo cannot get implanted in the uterus

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42. Nidhi set up an experiment as shown in the figure. At the start


of the experiment, water level in the passing tube was at X,
but later on it reached the point Y. Which process occurring
in the seeds has lead to the observed change?

(A) Aerobic respiration

(B) Anaerobic respiration

(C) Photosynthesis

(D) Transpiration

43. Refer the given figure which shows a section of plant roots




having a root hair. Which of the following statements is


correct for absorption of water to occur ?
(A) The water potential of the soil water is zero.
(B) The water potential of cell Z is the lowest.
(C) The water potential of cell Y is higher than cell X.
(D) The water potential of cell Y is lower than cell Z.

44. Refer the given figure which shows part of the urinary system of a mammal.




Liquids pass through tubes X, Y and Z in the directions shown by the


arrows. The volume of liquid passing through Y in a day is
(A) Greater than that passing through X.
(B) Less than that passing through Z.
(C) Much less than that passing through X but slightly greater than that passing through
Z.
(D) Slightly less than that passing through X but much greater than that passing through
Z.

45. Refer the given diagram of a typical dicotyledonous seed with






a labelled part Q. Which of the following is correct regarding it?


(A) Part Q is well laden with nutrients and serves as a food reserve.
(B) The first two leaves seen in a seedling are always formed by part Q.
(C) Part Q gives rise to the stem, leaves and parts of shoot system of the new plant.
(D) Both (B) and (C)

46. Read the following statements.



I. In a food chain, there is multidirectional flow of energy from sun to producers, consumers
and decomposers.

II. Shorter food chains provide more energy as compared to longer food chains.

III. In an ecosystem, no food chain is independent.

IV. If 100 joules of energy is available at the producer level, then amount of energy present at
the level of secondary consumers is 10 joules.

Which of these statements are correct?

(A) I and II
(B) II and III
(C) III and IV
(D) I and IV
47. Match phytohormones in Column - I with their respective functions in Column - II and select the






correct option from the codes given below.



Column - I
Column - II
a. Cytokinins
(i) Closing of stomata during stress conditions
b. Gibberellins
(ii) Elongation of stem
c. Ethylene
(iii) Ripening of fruits
d. Abscisic acid
(iv) Cell division and cell enlargement
(A) a-(iv), b-(i), c-(iii), d-(ii)
(B) a-(ii), b-(iv), c-(i), d-(iii)
(C) a-(iv), b-(ii), c-(iii), d-(i)
(D) a-(ii), b-(iv), c-(iii), d-(i)

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48.





Read the given statements that Mohit has made during a conversation.
(i) I have a strong feeling of hatred for Sudhir. I just cannot tolerate him.
(ii) I cannot control sneezing when I enter a dusty place.
(iii) I can ride a bicycle in a steady, straight line.
(iv) I withdrew my hand when I touched the hot kettle.
Refer the given figure and select the correct match of (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) that are functionally
associated with parts labelled as W, X, Y and Z of the human brain.
(A) W - (ii)
(B) X - (iii)
(C) Y - (i)
(D) Z - (iii)

49. The given figure shows structure of forelimbs



of different organisms which are labelled as
P, Q, R and S. Which of the following is incorrect
regarding this?

(A) Q and R both are adapted for the same function i.e.,
flying, thus they are analogous organs.

(B) P and S both have same basic structural plan, thus


they are homologous organs.
(C) P and Q are adapted for different functions i.e., swimming
and flying respectively thus they are analogous organs.
(D) None of these

50. The given figure shows a Kundi i.e., a traditional rainwater






harvesting system used in India. Which of the following


statements is incorrect regarding this?
(A) Surface view of the entire structure resembles an upturned cup
put on a saucer.
(B) X is made up of an impervious material in order to prevent percolation
of rainwater into the ground.
(C) The Kundi technology was developed by people of Rajasthan's
Thar desert.
(D) This technology can be further improved by removing W and Y as they reduce the amount of rainwater
reaching the storage well.
SPACE FOR ROUGH WORK

16th

LEVEL - 2
Year 2013-14

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Mental
Mental Ability
ability
1.





2.





3.

Solve the quadratic equation by factorization :

A.
B.
C.
D.

A.

B.

C.

D.

8.

Which of the following statements is INCORRECT


while constructing a triangle similar to a given triangle
5
of the corresponding
PQR with its sides equal to
3
sides of DPQR.

(i)

(ii) Locate 5 points (the greater of 5 and 3 in

(iii) Join Q3 (the 3rd point, 3 being smaller of 3 and 5


5
in ) to P and draw a line through Q5 parallel to Q3R,
3
intersecting the extended line segment QR at R.

2, 7
3, 4
5, 2
8, 2

A man is employed to count ` 10710. He counts at


the rate of ` 180 per minute for half an hour. After
this he counts at the rate of ` 3 less every minute
than the preceding minute. Find the time taken by
him to count the entire amount.
A. 98 minutes
B. 73 minutes
C. 89 minutes
D. 50 minutes
In the given figure, there are two concentric circles
with centre O of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. From an
external point P, tangents PA and PB are drawn
to these circles. If AP = 12 cm, find the length of
BP.
A.

7 3 cm

B.
C.
D.

8 10 cm

4.

If a two digit number is chosen at random, then the


probability that the number chosen is a multiple of
3, is
3
7
A.

B.
10
25

4 3 cm
4 10 cm

1

3

D.

1
30

C.

5.

Find the circumcentre of the triangle whose vertices


are (2, 3), (2, 1) and (4, 0).

A.

3 5
,
2 2

B.

3 5
,
5 2

C.

3 5
,
2 3

D.

4 5
,
5 2

6.

The angle of elevation


foot of a tower is 60
of the top of the tower
30. If the tower is 50
of the hill?
A. 200 m
C. 150 m

Select a figure from amongst the Answer figures


which will continue the same series as established
by the five problem figures.

1
1
1
1
+
+
=
( x 1)( x 2) ( x 2)( x 3) ( x 3)( x 4) 6

7.

of the top of a hill at the


and the angle of elevation
from the foot of the hill is
m high, what is the height
B.
D.

170 m
180 m

Draw any ray QX making an acute angle with QR


on the side opposite to the vertex P.
5
) Q1 ,
3
Q2 , Q3, Q4 and Q5 on QX so that QQ1 = Q1Q2 =
Q 2 Q 3 = Q 3 Q 4 = Q 4 Q5

(iv) Draw a line through R parallel to PR intersecting


the extended line segment PQ at P.

Then PQR is the required triangle.

A. Only (i)
B. Both (i) and (iii)

C. Only (iii)
D. Only (iv)

9.








Study the following information carefully and answer


the question that follows.
(i) A, B, C, D, E and F are six members in a family
in which there are two married couples.
(ii) D is brother of F. Both D and F are lighter
than B.
(iii) B is mother of D and lighter than E.
(iv) C, a lady, is neither heaviest nor the lightest in the
family.
(v) E is lighter than C.
(vi) The grandfather in the family is the heaviest.
How is E related to F?
A. Grandmother
B. Brother
C. Father
D. Mother

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10. Select the figure from the options which satisfies


the same conditions of placement of the dots as in
figure (X).

Figure (X)

A.

C.

14. In DABC, B = 90, AB = 12 cm and AC = 15 cm.


D and E are points on AB and AC respectively such
that AED = 90 and DE = 3 cm.

B.

A.

C.

3 3

, 2 a

B.

3 3
, 2 a
2

D.

3 3

Find

ar (quadrilateral BCED )
.
ar (DABC )

A.

8

9

B.

7
3

C.

4

3

D.

9
7

D.

11. From a piece of paper in the shape of a regular


hexagon, sectors of circles with the centre at the
vertices are removed as shown in the figure. Find
the fraction of the piece of paper left. Also, find the
perimeter of the piece of paper left in terms of a side
of the hexagon (Take side of regular hexagon = a).

13. Which of the following statements is true?



A. The probability of an impossible event is 0.

B. The probability of an event (E) is a number P(E)
such that 0 < P(E) < 1

C. An event having only one outcome is called
classical event.

D. For any event E, P(E) + P(E) = 0

3 3
3
3 2
3 3

,
,

2
3

15. There is a definite relationship between figures 1 and


2. Establish a similar relationship between figures
3 and 4 by selecting a suitable figure from the
options that would replace the question mark (?) in
figure (4).

3
a
2

12. The digits of the following five numbers are written in


reverse order and five new numbers are obtained.

513 726 492 865 149

Which of the following will be the middle digit of
the third number from the top when the new numbers
are arranged in descending order?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 6

D. 8

A.

B.

C.

D.

Science
16. Four situations in figure shows how forces act on
a block that lies on frictionless floor. If the force
magnitudes are chosen properly, in which situations
is it possible that the block is moving with a constant
velocity?
A.

B.

D.

C.

17. Read the given statements and select the correct


option.

Statement-1 : It is not possible to photograph a
virtual image.

Statement-2 : An image is said to be virtual if the
reflected or refracted rays are diverging in nature.

A. Both statements-1 and 2 are true and statement-2
is the correct explanation of statement-1.

B. Both statements-1 and 2 are true but statement-2
is not the correct explanation of statement-1.

C. Statement-1 is true and statement-2 is false.

D. Both statements-1 and 2 are false.

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18. The figure shows the current I in a single loop.


Circuit with a battery B and a resistor R and wires
of negligible resistance. At points a, b and c rank the
electric potential.

A. Va > Vb > Vc

B. Vb > Va = Vc

C. Vc > Va = Vb

D. Vb > Vc > Va
19. The figure shows, the circular paths of
two particles that travel at the same speed

in a uniform magnetic field B, which is


directed into the page. One particle is a
proton, the other is an electron. Then

A. The electron follows bigger circle.

B. The electron follows the smaller circle.

C. Both the circles follow by electron only.

D. Information not sufficient.
20. Bulb B1 (100 W - 250 V) and bulb B2(100 W-200 V)
are connected across 250 V. What is potential drop
across B2 ?



A.
B.
C.
D.

25. Two plane mirrors M1 and M2 are inclined at angle q


as shown in the figure. A ray of light 1, which is
parallel to M1 strikes M2 and after two reflections,
the ray 2 becomes parallel to M2 . The angle q is



A.
B.
C.
D.

26. Which of the following elements does not form a


chloride with the formula MCl ?

A.

39
19 T

B.

7
3R

C.

23
11 Q

D.

40
20 S

22. If a small part separates from an orbiting satellite,


the part will

A. Fall to the earth directly

B. move in a spiral and reach the earth after a few
rotations

C. Continue to move in the same orbit as the satellite

D. Move farther away from the earth gradually.
23. Current I flows through a conductor connected across
a voltage source. Now the resistance of the conductor
is reduced to half its initial value and connected across
the same voltage source. In doing so the heating
effect in the conductor will become

A. Half
B. Double

C. One-fourth
D. Four times
24. Most of the sources of energy we use represent stored
solar energy. Which of the following is not ultimately
derived from the suns energy?

A. Geothermal energy
B. Wind energy

C. Fossil fuels
D. Biomass

27. The electronic configurations of six elements, U, V,


W, X, Y and Z are as follows.
Elements
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

200 V
250 V
98 V
48 V

21. A vertical straight conductor carries a current vertically


upwards. A point P lies to the east of it at a small
distance and another point Q lies to the west at the
same distance. The magnetic field at P is

A. Greater than at Q

B. Same as at Q

C. Less than at Q

D. Greater or lesser than that at Q, depending upon
the strength of current.

0
30
45
60

Electronic configuration
2, 8, 1
2, 8
2, 8, 7
2, 8, 2
2, 6
2, 8, 8, 2

Which of the following is incorrect statement?


A. Element V does not react with U, W, X, Y and Z.
B. Compounds UW, ZY, U2Y show high melting and
boiling points.
C. Compounds XW2 , XY and ZW2 are insoluble in
water but soluble in kerosene.
D. Compounds UW and U2Y do not conduct electricity
in solid state.

28. Observe the following reaction .


X 2 Z + Y2
X 2 + Y2 Z
If Z represents an oxygen atom, then identify the
correct option.

A. Substance gets oxidised is Y2Z.

B. Substance gets reduced is X2Z.

C. Substance gets oxidised is Y2.

D. Both B and C.
29. Which of the following hydrocarbons will undergo
substitution reactions?
(i) C2H6



(iv)
A.
B.
C.
D.

(ii) C4H6

CH4
(v) C4H10
(i) and (iv) only
(ii), (iii) and (vi) only
(i), (iv) and (v) only
(iii) and (v) only

(iii) C3H6
(vi) C3H4

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30. Given below is the structural


formula of compound formed of
X, Y and Z elements.
X is tetravalent element and exhibits
catenation property. Y belongs to group 16 and period
2. Z is the only non-metal present in the reactivity
series. The next member of homologous series of
the above compound is

A. CH3CHO

B. CH3CH2CH2CH2CHO

C. CH3CH2CH2CHO

D. None of these.
31. Nikita and Tarun arranged the given set up of
experiment separately.

Both have performed the above experiment with two


different solutions (Y ). If in case of Nikita, solution
(Y ) is dilute hydrochloric acid and in case of Tarun,
solution (Y ) is sodium hydroxide then compounds
formed are______ and ______ respectively.
A. Na2ZnO2 and ZnCl2
B. ZnCl2 and Na2ZnO2
C. ZnSO4 and Na2ZnO2
D. ZnCl2 and ZnO

32. Different metals P, Q, R, M and T are dipped in


different salt solutions one by one and the observations
are recorded in the form of given table. Observe the
table carefully.
P

T2SO4

QSO4
P2SO4
MSO4
RSO4

No reaction
Displacement

Identify the metal which is more reactive than P but


less reactive than T.
A. M only
B. R only
C. Q only
D. Both M and Q

33. Observe the following schematic representation


carefully.

Identify the type of reaction.


A. Displacement reaction
B. Combination reaction
C. Double displacement reaction
D. Both (A) and (C).

34. Which of the following statements about the given


reaction are correct ?
CuO(s) + 2HCl(dil.)
CuCl2(aq) + H2O(l)
(i) CuCl2 is blue-green coloured solution.
(ii) CuO is an acidic oxide.
(iii) This is a neutralisation reaction.
(iv) CuO is a basic oxide.

A. (i), (ii) and (iii) only

B. (i), (iii) and (iv) only

C. (ii) and (iii) only

D. All the statements are correct.
35. An element M belongs to the group 1 and period 3
of the modern periodic table. Out of the following
statements, which is true about 'M'?
A. It forms an acidic oxide having formula M2O3.

B. It is a non-metal.

C. It is highly electropositive in nature.

D. It has a valency of three.
36. Mendel studied the inheritance patterns of 12 different
pairs of characters of the pea plant. He could ascertain
the independent assortment for only 7 of these 12
pairs of characters by repeated experiments. What
can be deduced from this?

A. The pea plant could have at least seven pairs of
chromosomes.

B. The pea plant can have a maximum of seven pairs
of chromosomes.

C. The pea plant has exactly seven pairs of
chromosomes.

D. The pea plant can have haploid chromosome
number between 7 and 12 only.
37. In an individual X, the part
labelled P was found to function
normally while the part labelled Q
was atrophied. In another individual
Y, both the parts labelled P and Q
were found to be underdeveloped.
If adrenocorticotropic hormone
(ACTH) is administered to these
individuals as a remedy, it will be
effective in_______.

A. Individual X alone

B. Individual Y alone

C. Both individuals X and Y

D. Neither individual X nor Y

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38. Twenty small populations of a species, each polymorphic


for a given locus (T, t) were bred in captivity. In
10 of them, the population size was kept constant
by random removal of individuals, while other 10
were allowed to increase their population size. After
several generations it was observed that in 7 of the
size restricted populations only T was present, in
the remaining 3 only t was present. In the growing
populations 8 retained their polymorphism and in 2 only
t was observed. The experiment illustrates_______.

A. Genetic drift which is more likely in small
populations

B. Genetic drift which is more likely in large
populations

C. Density dependent selection against T

D. Density dependent selection against t

41. The diagram gives information about blood pressures


in various parts of the circulatory system during the
cardiac cycle. At which point a, b, c or d, does the
semi-lunar valve of the aorta close?

39. Select the option which fills in the blanks (a, b, c, d)


in the following paragraph with a proper combination
of (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), wherein (i) represents longer,
(ii) represents shorter, (iii) represents prevents, and
(iv) represents induces.
Short day (SD) plants flower when night lengths
are
a
than a critical dark period. Interruption
of the dark period by a brief light treatment
b flowering in SD plants. Long day (LD) plants
flower when night length is
c
than a critical
period. Shortening of the night with a brief light
treatment
d
flowering in LD plants.

a
b
c
d

A. (i)
(iv)
(ii)
(iii)

B. (iv)
(ii)
(iii)
(i)

C. (ii)
(iv)
(iii)
(i)

D. (i)
(iii)
(ii)
(iv)

40. In the given graph, a Hibiscus plant has been exposed


to a certain wavelength of light for 2 days. At which
wavelength a, b, c or d, has the Hibiscus plant been
exposed that resulted in closure of stomata because
guard cells became flaccid?

A.
B.
C.
D.

d
b
c
a

A.
B.
C.
D.

b
a
d
c

42. Hay is boiled in water and cooled. Some pond water,


containing only heterotrophic protozoa, is added to
it and kept in the dark for a long time. Which of the
following statements regarding this is incorrect?

(i) The ecosystem may undergo succession but finally
all organisms will die or go into resting stages.

(ii) Succession will occur, eventually reaching a steady
state in which energy flow is maintained.

(iii) The energy of the system will be maximum in the
beginning.

(iv) Heterotrophic succession of protozoa will occur
with increase in total biomass.

A. (i) and (iv)

B. (ii) and (iii)

C. (ii) and (iv)

D. (i) and (iii)
43. Match Column I with Column II and select the correct
option from the codes given below

Column I Column II
(a) Bhagirathi River
(i) Surangams
(b) Khejri trees
(ii) Chipko movement
(c) From Gangotri to (iii) Bhandaras and tals

Bay of Bengal
(d) Tehri-Garhwal
(iv) River Ganga
(e) Maharashtra
(v) Tehri Dam
(f) Kerala
(vi) Amrita Devi Bishnoi

a
b
c
d
e
f

A. (i)
(vi)
(iv)
(ii)
(iii)
(v)

B. (v)
(ii)
(iv)
(vi)
(iii)
(i)

C. (v)
(vi)
(iv)
(ii)
(iii)
(i)

D. (i)
(ii)
(iv)
(vi)
(iii)
(v)

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44. The given diagram shows a part of a food-web.


Which of the following is a pyramid of numbers
based on this food-web?

A.

C.

B.

D.

45. Which one of the following statements is correct in


explaining the feedback control mechanisms regulating
the reproductive cycles in human female?

A. Whereas a slow rise of progesterone inhibits the
secretion of FSH and LH, high concentration
of progesterone have the opposite effect and
stimulates the secretion of FSH and LH from the
anterior pituitary.

B. Whereas high concentration of estrogen inhibits
the secretion of pituitary gonadotropins, low
concentration of estrogen have the opposite effect
and stimulates the secretion of gonadotropins by
acting on the hypothalamus to increase its output
of GnRH.

C. Whereas low concentration of GnRH stimulates
the release of LH and FSH, high concentration of
GnRH have the opposite effect and inhibits the
secretion of LH and FSH.

D. Whereas the lower concentration of prolactin inhibits
the secretion of estrogen, higher concentration of
prolactin have opposite effect and stimulates the
release of estrogen.

Achievers Section
Direction (Q. 46 & 47) : Refer the given passage and
answer the following questions.
Strength of an acid solution or a basic solution can be
determined by knowing the hydrogen ion concentrations
in them, using a pH scale.
(i) Neutral solution has pH 7.
(ii) Acidic solution has pH less than 7.
(iii) Basic solution has pH more than 7.
The pH of a solution is inversely proportional to hydrogen
(H+) ion concentration in it.
46. Five students, Ankit, Nitin, Deepika, Gunjan and Pooja
were given test tubes having solutions with pH 1.2,
13.5, 10.0, 7.4 and 2.2 respectively.
The correct order of decreasing OH ion concentration
in these solutions is
A. Ankit > Pooja > Gunjan > Deepika > Nitin

B. Nitin > Gunjan > Ankit > Pooja > Deepika

C. Deepika > Gunjan > Pooja > Nitin > Ankit

D. Nitin > Deepika > Gunjan > Pooja > Ankit
47. Teacher told three students Renuka, Bhawna and
Seema to test their saliva with pH paper before and
after having their lunch.
Identify the correct observations from the following.

A. Bhawna observed that pH paper turned red and
recorded pH value of 2.3 2.5 before having
lunch.

B. Seema observed that pH paper turned yellow and
recorded pH value of 5.6 5.8 after having lunch.

C. Renuka observed that pH paper turned green and


recorded pH value of 7.4 7.9 before having
lunch.
D. Observations made by both Renuka and Seema
were correct.

48. Which of the diagrams shown in figure most closely


shows the variation in kinetic energy of the earth as
it moves once around the sun in its elliptical orbit?

A.

B.

C.

D.

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49. The graph below shows change in air-pressure in


the lungs of a person during respiration.

A.
B.
C.
D.

(i), (iv) and (vi)


(ii), (iii) and (v)
(ii), (iii) and (vi)
(i), (iii) and (v)

50. Refer the given figures and select the correct


option.

Which of the following statements regarding this


are correct?
(i) The regions between R to T and P to Q indicates
inhalation.
(ii) The region between R to T indicates inhalation.
(iii) At Q, the state of the rib cage is downward and
shape of the diaphragm is dome shaped.
(iv) At Q, the state of the rib cage is upward and shape
of the diaphragm is flattened.
(v) The distance between P and T will decrease and
between H and Q will increase in a person doing
vigorous exercise.
(vi) The distance between P and T will increase and
between H and Q will decrease in a person doing
vigorous exercise.

A.

B.

C.

D.

SPACE FOR ROUGH WORK

The part labelled W produces the male gamete


equivalent to female gamete produced by the
part Q.
The parts X, Y and Q produces egg cell, pollen
and ovum respectively.
The function of part P is same as part Z while of
part S is same as part V.
Development of respective embryos occur inside
parts X and R.

ANSWER KEYS
14th NSO
1.
8.
15.
22.
29.
36.
43.
50.

(A)
(C)
(A)
(C)
(D)
(B)
(B)
(C)

2.
9.
16.
23.
30.
37.
44.

(B)
(B)
(C)
(A)
(C)
(B)
(D)

3.
10.
17.
24.
31.
38.
45.

(B)
(A)
(A)
(C)
(B)
(A)
(D)

4.
11.
18.
25.
32.
39.
46.

(C)
(B)
(B)
(B)
(D)
(B)
(D)

5.
12.
19.
26.
33.
40.
47.

(A)
(C)
(D)
(C)
(D)
(B)
(C)

6.
13.
20.
27.
34.
41.
48.

(C)
(B)
(A)
(D)
(C)
(B)
(D)

7.
14.
21.
28.
35.
42.
49.

(C)
(C)
(B)
(B)
(D)
(C)
(C)

5.
12.
19.
26.
33.
40.
47.

(D)
(C)
(A)
(B)
(D)
(B)
(C)

6.
13.
20.
27.
34.
41.
48.

(A)
(D)
(C)
(C)
(C)
(A)
(B)

7.
14.
21.
28.
35.
42.
49.

(B)
(C)
(A)
(D)
(A)
(A)
(C)

5.
12.
19.
26.
33.
40.
47.

(A)
(C)
(B)
(D)
(C)
(C)
(D)

6.
13.
20.
27.
34.
41.
48.

(C)
(A)
(C)
(C)
(B)
(D)
(D)

7.
14.
21.
28.
35.
42.
49.

(C)
(A)
(B)
(D)
(C)
(C)
(B)

15th NSO
1.
8.
15.
22.
29.
36.
43.
50.

(B)
(D)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(B)
(B)
(D)

2.
9.
16.
23.
30.
37.
44.

(B)
(B)
(D)
(B)
(A)
(B)
(C)

3.
10.
17.
24.
31.
38.
45.

(C)
(A)
(B)
(C)
(B)
(C)
(D)

4.
11.
18.
25.
32.
39.
46.

(A)
(D)
(B)
(B)
(C)
(A)
(B)

16th NSO
1.
8.
15.
22.
29.
36.
43.
50.

(A)
(C)
(A)
(C)
(C)
(A)
(C)
(D)

2.
9.
16.
23.
30.
37.
44.

(C)
(C)
(B)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(D)

3.
10.
17.
24.
31.
38.
45.

(D)
(D)
(B)
(A)
(B)
(A)
(B)

4.
11.
18.
25.
32.
39.
46.

(C)
(A)
(B)
(D)
(C)
(D)
(D)