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YEAR 2013 ONE MARK

Q. 1 There are three matrixes P ^4 # 2h, Q ^2 # 4h and R ^4 # 1h. The minimum of


multiplication required to compute the matrix PQR is

YEAR 2013 TWO MARKS

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The megnitude as the error (correct to two decimal places) in the estimation of

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# ^x 4
+ 10h dx

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following integral using simpson 1/3 rule. Take the step length as 1

c
0

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p/6

# cos 3q sin 6qdq


a
4 3
Q. 3 The value of

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0

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(A) 0 (B) 1/15

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(C) 1 (D) 8/3

Q. 4

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Find the value of l such that function f ^x h is valid probability density function

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f ^x h = l ^x - 1h^2 - x h and 1 # x # 2
=0 otherwise

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YEAR 2012
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The estimate of # dx obtained using Simpsons rule with three-
1.5
Q. 5
0.5 x
point function evaluation exceeds the exact value by
(A) 0.235 (B) 0.068
(C) 0.024 (D) 0.012

Q. 6 The annual precipitation data of a city is normally distributed with


mean and standard deviations as 1000 mm and 200 mm, respectively.
The probability that the annual precipitation will be more than
1200 mm is
(A) < 50% (B) 50%
(C) 75% (D) 100%

Q. 7 The infinite series


2 3 4
1 + x + x + x + x + ... corresponds to
2! 3! 4!

(A) sec x (B) ex


(C) cos x (D) 1 + sin2 x
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YEAR 2012 TWO MARKS

Q. 8 The error in d f ^x h for a continuous function estimated with


dx x=x 0

h = 0.03 using the central difference formula


f ^x 0 + h h - f ^x 0 - h h
dx ^ h x = x
d f x = is 2 # 10-3 .
0
2h
The values of x 0 and f ^x 0h are 19.78 and 500.01, respectively. The corresponding
error in the central difference estimate for h = 0.02 is approximately
(A) 1.3 # 10-4 (B) 3.0 # 10-4
(C) 4.5 # 10-4 (D) 9.0 # 10-4

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In an experiment, positive and negative values are equally likely to occur. The
Q. 9

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probability of obtaining at most one negative value in five trials is
(A) 1/32 (B) 2/32
(C) 3/32 (D) 6/32

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Q. 10 The eigen values of matrix >
9
5
5
8
H are
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no
(A) - 2.42 and 6.86 (B) 3.48 and 13.53

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(C) 4.70 and 6.86 (D) 6.86 and 9.50

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Q. 11 For the parallelogram OPQR shown in the sketch, OP = at + bj and OR = ct + dj
. The area of the parallelogram is

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(A) ad - bc (B) ac + bd
(C) ad + bc (D) ab - cd
dy
Q. 12 The solution of the ordinary differential equation + 2y = 0 for the boundary
dx
condition, y = 5 at x = 1 is
(A) y = e-2x (B) y = 2e-2x
(C) y = 10.95e-2x (D) y = 36.95e-2x

YEAR 2011 ONE MARK

Q. 13 6A@ is square matrix which is neither symmetric nor skew-symmetric and 6A@T is its
transpose. The sum and difference of these matrices are defined as 6S @ = 6A@ + 6A@T
and 6D@ = 6A@ - 6A@T , respectively. Which of the following statements is TRUE ?
(A) Both 6S @ and 6D@ are symmetric
(B) Both 6S @ and 6D@ are skew-symmetric
(C) 6S @ is skew-symmetric and 6D@ is symmetric
(D) 6S @ is symmetric and 6D@ is skew-symmetric
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Q. 14 The square root of a number N is to be obtained by applying the Newton


Raphson iterations to the equation x2 - N = 0 . If i denotes the iteration index,
the correct iterative index, the correct iterative scheme will be
(A) xi + 1 = 1 bxi + N l (B) xi + 1 = 1 c x i2 + N2 m
2 xi 2 xi
2
(C) xi + 1 = 1 c xi + N m (D)xi + 1 = 1 bxi - N l
2 xi 2 xi
Q. 15 There are two containers, with one containing 4 red and 3 green balls and the
other containing 3 blue and 4 green balls. One ball is drawn at random from each
container. The probability that one of the balls is red and the other is blue will be
(A) 1/7
(B) 9/49
(C) 12/49

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(D) 3/7

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YEAR 2011 TWO MARKS

Q. 16

a .
For an analytic function, f ^x + iy h = u ^x, y h + iv ^x, y h, u is given by u = 3x2 - 3y2

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. The expression for v , considering K to be a constant is

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(A) 3y2 - 3x2 + K (B) 6x - 6y + K

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(C) 6y - 6x + K (D) 6xy + K

Q. 17

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What should be the value of l such that the function defined below is continuous

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at x = p/2 ?
Z l cos x

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]] p if x ! p/2
f ^x h = [ 2 - x

w ]1 if x = p/2


\
(A) 0 (B) 2/p
(C) 1 (D) p/2
a x
Q. 18 What is the value of the definite integral, #
0 x + a-x
dx ?

(A) 0 (B) a/2


(C) a (D) 2a

Q. 19 If a and b are two arbitrary vectors with magnitudes a and b, respectively,


a # b 2 will be equal to
(A) a2 b2 - ^a : b h2 (B) ab - a : b
(C) a2 b2 + ^a : b h2 (D) ab + a : b
dy y
Q. 20 The solution of the differential equation + = x , with the condition that
dx x
y = 1 at x = 1, is
(A) y = 2 2 + x (B) y = x + 1
3x 3 2 2x
2
(C) y = 2 + x (D) y = 2 + x
3 3 3x 3
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YEAR 2010 ONE MARK

sin :2 x D
3
Q. 21 The lim is
x"0 x
(A) 2/3 (B) 1
(C) 3/2 (D) 3

Q. 22 Two coins are simultaneously tossed. The probability of two heads simultaneously
appearing is
(A) 1/8 (B) 1/6
(C) 1/4 (D) 1/2

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Q. 23 The order and degree of the differential equation
d 3y dy 3
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b dx l + y = 0 are respectively
2
+4
dx3
(A) 3 and 2
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(B) 2 and 3

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(C) 3 and 3 (D) 3 and 1

YEAR 2010
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Q. 24
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The solution to the ordinary differential equation d y2 + dx
2
dy
- 6y = 0 is

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dx
(A) y = c1 e + c2 e
3x -2 x
(B) y = c1 e 3x + c2 e 2x
(C) y = c1 e -3x + c2 e 2x
w (D) y = c1 e -3x + c2 e -2x

Q. 25
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The inverse of the matrix > - i
3 + 2i i
H is


3 - 2i
1 3 + 2i - i 1 >3 - 2i - i H
(A) 12 > i 3 - 2i H
(B) 12 i 3 + 2i

1 3 + 2i - i 1 >3 - 2i - i H
(C) 14 > i 3 - 2i H (D) 14 i 3 + 2i

Q. 26 The table below gives values of a function F_x i obtained for values of x at
intervals of 0.25.
x 0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1.0
F _x i 1 0.9412 0.8 0.64 0.50
The value of the integral of the function between the limits 0 to 1 using Simpsons
rule is
(A) 0.7854 (B) 2.3562
(C) 3.1416 (D) 7.5000

Q. 27 The partial differential equation that can be formed from z = ax + by + ab has the
form (with p = 22xz and q = 22yz )
(A) z = px + qy
(B) z = px + pq
(C) z = px + qy + pq
(D) z = qy + pq
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Q. 28 A parabolic cable is held between two supports at the same level. The horizontal
span between the supports is L . The sag at the mid-span is h . The equation of the
parabola is y = 4h x 2 , where x is the horizontal coordinates and y is the vertical
2

L
coordinate with the origin at the centre of the cable. The expression for the total
length of the cable is
L /2
1 + 64 h x4 dx 1 + 64 h x4 dx
L 2 2 3 2
(A) #
0 L
(B) 2 #
0 L
L /2 L /2
1 + 64 h x4 dx 1 + 64 h x4 dx
2 2 2 2
(C) #
0 L
(D) 2 #
0 L

Q. 29 Given a function f _x, y i = 4x 2 + 6y 2 - 8x - 4y + 8 The optimal value of f _x, y i


(A) is a minimum equal to 10/3
(B) is a maximum equal to 10/3

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(C) is a minimum equal to 8/3
(D) is a maximum equal to 8/3

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YEAR 2009 ONE MARK

A square matrix B is skew-symmetric if

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Q. 30

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(A) BT =- B (B) BT = B

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(C) B- T = B (D) B- 1 = BT

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Q. 31 For a scalar function f (x, y, z) = x 2 + 3y2 + 2z2 , the gradient at the point P (1, 2, - 1)

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is
(A) 2iv + 6vj + 4kv (B) 2iv + 12vj - 4kv
(C) 2iv + 12vj + 4kv
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Q. 32
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The analytic function f (z) = z2 - 1 has singularity at


z +1
(A) 1 and - 1 (B) 1 and i
(C) 1 and - i (D) i and - i

YEAR 2009 TWO MARKS

Q. 33 For a scalar function f (x, y, z) = x2 + 3y2 + 2z2 , the directional derivative at the
point P (1, 2, - 1) in the direction of a vector iv - vj + 2kv is
(A) - 18 (B) - 3 6
(C) 3 6 (D) 18
(2pz)
Q. 34 The value of the integral # (2z cos
- 1) (z - 3)
dz ( where C is a closed curve given
by z = 1) is C

(A) pi (B) pi
5
(C) 2pi (D) pi
5
dy
Q. 35 Solution of the differential equation 3y + 2x = 0 represents a family of
dx
(A) ellipses (B) circles
(C) parabolas (D) hyperbolas
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Q. 36 Laplace transform for the function f (x) = cosh (ax) is


(A) 2 a 2 (B) 2 s 2
s -a s -a
(C) 2 a 2 (D) 2 s 2
s +a s +a
Q. 37 In the solution of the following set of linear equations by Gauss elimination using
partial pivoting 5x + y + 2z = 34; 4y - 3z = 12; and 10 - 2y + z =- 4; the pivots
for elimination of x and y are
(A) 10 and 4 (B) 10 and 2
(C) 5 and 4 (D) 5 and - 4

Q. 38 The standard normal probability function can be approximated as

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F (xN ) = 1

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1 + exp (- 1.7255xn xn 0.12)

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where xN = standard normal deviate. If mean and standard deviation of annual

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precipitation are 102 cm and 27 cm respectively, the probability that the annual

a
precipitation will be between 90 cm and 102 cm is
(A) 66.7%
(C) 33.3%
(B) 50.0%

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(D) 16.7%i
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YEAR 2008
. ONE MARK

Q. 39
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The product of matrices (PQ) - 1 P is

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(A) P- 1 (B) Q- 1

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(C) P- 1 Q- 1 P (D) PQP- 1


d 2y
Q. 40 The general solution of + y = 0 is
dx2
(A) y = P cos x + Q sin x (B) y = P cos x
(C) y = P sin x (D) y = P sin2 x

YEAR 2008 TWO MARKS


2 2
Q. 41 The equation kx 2 h2 + kz 2 h2 = 0 can be transformed to
2x 2z
22 h + 22 h = 0 by substituting
2x t2 z2

(A) Xt = X kz (B) Xt = X kx
kx kz
(C) Xt = x kx (D) Xt = x kz
kz kx
3x
Q. 42 The value of ## (6 - x - y) dxdy is
(A) 13.5 00 (B) 27.0
(C) 40.5 (D) 54.0

Q. 43 Three values of x and y are to be fitted in a straight line in the form y = a + bx


by the method of least squares. Given Sx = 6, Sy = 21, Sx2 = 14 and Sxy = 46,
the values of a and b are respectively
(A) 2 and 3 (B) 1 and 2
(C) 2 and 1 (D) 3 and 2
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Q. 44 Solution of =- x at x = 1 and y = 3 is
dx y
2
(A) x - y =- 2 (B) x + y2 = 4
(C) x2 - y2 =- 2 (D) x2 + y2 = 4

Q. 45 If probability density function of random variable X is


f (x) = x 2 for - 1 # x # 1, and
= 0 for any other value of x
then, the percentage probability P b- 1 # x # 1 l is
3 3
(A) 0.247 (B) - 6 and 5
(C) 3 and 4 (D) 1 and 2

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The Eigen values of the matrix 6P @ = >
2 - 5H
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Q. 46 are
(A) 7 and 8 (B) 6 and 5

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(C) 3 and 4 (D) 1 and 2

Q. 47

a .
A person on a trip has a choice between private car and public transport. The

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probability of using a private car is 0.45. While using the public transport, further
choices available are bus and metro, out of which the probability of commuting

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by a bus is 0.55. In such a situation, the probability (rounded up to two decimals)

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of using a car, bus and metro, respectively would be
(A) 0.45, 0.30 and 0.25
(B) 0.45, 0.25 and 0.30
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(C) 0.45, 0.55 and 0.00

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(D) 0.45, 0.35 and 0.20


Q. 48 The following simultaneous equations
x+y+z = 3
x + 2y + 3z = 4
x + 4y + kz = 6
will NOT have a unique solution for k equal to
(A) 0 (B) 5
(C) 6 (D) 7

Q. 49 The inner (dot) product of two vectors Pv and Qv is zero. The angle (degrees)
between the two vectors is
(A) 0 (B) 30
(C) 90 (D) 120

YEAR 2007 ONE MARK


R1 1 3V
S W
Q. 50 The minimum and the maximum eigen values of the matrix S1 5 1W are - 2 and
6, respectively. What is the other eigen value ? SS3 1 1WW
(A) 5 (B) 3 T X
(C) 1 (D) - 1
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2
Q. 51 The degree of the differential equation d x2 + 2x 3 = 0 is
dt
(A) 0 (B) 1
(C) 2 (D) 3
dy
Q. 52 The solution for the differential equation = x2 y with the condition that y = 1
dx
at x = 0 is
3
(B) ln (y) = x + 4
1
(A) y = e 2x
3
2 3
(C) ln (y) = x (D) y = e 3
x

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YEAR 2007 TWO MARKS

Q. 53

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For the values of a and b the following simultaneous equations have an infinite

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number of solutions ?

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x + y + z = 5; x + 3y + 3z = 9; x + 2y + az = b

a
(A) 2,7 (B) 3,8
(C) 8,3
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(D) 7,2

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Q. 54 A velocity vector is given as Vv = 5xyiv + 2y 2 vj + 3yz 2 kv. The divergence of this

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velocity vector at (1, 1, 1) is
(A) 9
. (B) 10
(C) 14
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Q. 55
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A body originally at 60cC cools down to 40cC in 15 minutes when kept in air at

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a temperature 25cC . What will be the temperature of the body at the end of 30
minutes ?


(A) 35.2cC (B) 31.5cC
(C) 28.7cC (D) 15cC

Q. 56 The following equation needs to be numerically solved using the Newton-Raphson


method.
x 3 + 4x - 9 = 0
The iterative equation for this purpose is (k indicates the iteration level)
3 2
(A) Xk + 1 = 2X k2 + 9 (B) Xk + 1 = 3X k2 + 4
3X k + 4 2X k + 9
2
(C) Xk + 1 = Xk - 3X k2 + 4 (D) Xk + 1 = 4X k2 + 3
9X k + 2

Q. 57 Evaluate #0 3 sint t dt
(A) p (B) p
2
(C) p (D) p
4 8
Q. 58 Potential function f is given as f = x2 - y2 . What will be the stream function (Y)
with the condition Y = 0 at x = y = 0 ?
(A) 2xy (B) x2 + y2
(C) x2 - y2 (D) 2x2 y2
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1 2
Q. 59 The inverse of the 2 # 2 matrix > H is
5 7
-7 2 7 2
(A) 1 > H (B) 1 > H
3 5 -1 3 5 1
7 -2 -7 -2
(C) 1 > (D) 1 >
3 -5 1 H 3 - 5 - 1H

Q. 60 Given that one root of the equation x3 - 10x2 + 31x - 30 = 0 is 5, the other two
roots are
(A) 2 and 3 (B) 2 and 4
(C) 3 and 4 (D) - 2 and - 3

Q. 61 If the standard deviation of the spot speed of vehicles in a highway is 8.8 kmph
and the mean speed of the vehicles is 33 kmph, the coefficient of variation in

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speed is
(A) 0.1517 (B) 0.1867
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(C) 0.2666 (C) 0.3446

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YEAR 2006 ONE MARK

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Q. 62 Solution for the system defined by the set of equations 4y + 3z = 8; 2x - z = 2

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and 3x + 2y = 5 is

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(A) x = 0; y = 1; z = 4 (B) x = 0; y = 1 ; z = 2
3 2
(C) x = 1; y = 1 ; z = 2
2
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Q. 63 The differential equation = 0.25y 2 is to be solved using the
dx
backward (implicit) Eulers method with the boundary condition y = 1 at x = 0


and with the a step size of 1. What would be the value of y at x = 1 ?
(A) 1.33 (B) 1.67
(C) 2.00 (D) 2.33

YEAR 2006 TWO MARKS


R 2 -2 3VW
S
Q. 64 For a given matrix A = S- 2 - 1 6W, one of the eigenvalues is 3.
SS 1 2 0WW
T are
The other two eigenvalues X
(A) 2, - 5 (B) 3, - 5
(C) 2, 5 (D) 3, 5

Q. 65 The directional derivative of f (x, y, z) = 2x2 + 3y2 + z2 at the point P (2, 1, 3) in the
direction of the vector a = i - 2k is
(A) - 2.785 (B) - 2.145
(C) - 1.789 (D) 1.000

Q. 66 A class of first year B. Tech. students is composed of four batches A, B, C and


D, each consisting of 30 students. It is found that the sessional marks of students
in Enginnering Drawing in batch C havea mean of 6.6 and standard deviation of
2.3. The mean and standard deviation of the marks for the entire class are 5.5 and
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4.2, respectively. It is decided by the course instructor to normalize the marks of


the students of all batches to have the same mean and standard deviation as that
of the entire class. Due to this, the marks of a student in batch C are changed
from 8.5 to
(A) 6.0 (B) 7.0
(C) 8.0 (D) 9.0

Q. 67 A 2nd degree polynomial, f (x) has values of 1, 4 and 15 at x = 0 , 1 and 2,


2
respectively. The integral # f (x) dx is to be estimated by
0
applying the trapezoidal rule to this data. What is the error ( defined as true
value - approximate value) in the estimate ?

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(A) - 4 (B) - 2
3 3

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(C) 0 (D) 2
3

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Q. 68 What is the area common to the circles r = a and r = 2a cos q ?

a
(A) 0.524 a2 (B) 0.614 a2
(C) 1.047 a2

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(D) 1.228 a2

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Using Cauchys integral theorem, the value of the integral (integration being
Q. 69

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3
taken in counterclockwise direction) # z - 6 dz is
3z-i

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c
(A) 2p - 4pi (B) p - 6pi
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(C) 4p - 6pi
w (D) 1

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Q. 70 There are 25 calculators in a box. Two of them are defective. Suppose 5 calculators


are randomly picked for inspection (i.e. , each has the same chance of being
selected), what is the probability that only one of the defective calculators will be
included in the inspection ?
(A) 1 (B) 1
2 3
(C) 1 (D) 1
4 5

Q. 71 A spherical naphthalene ball exposed to the atmosphere losses volume at a rate


proportional to its instantaneous surface are due to evaporation. If the initial
diameter of the ball is 2 m and the diameter reduces to 1 cm after 3 months, the
ball completely evaporates in
(A) 6 months
(B) 9 months
(C) 12 months
(D) Infinite time
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Q. 72 The solution of the differential equation, x 2 + 2xy - x + 1 = 0 , given that at
dx
x = 1, y = 0 is
(A) 1 - 1 + 1 2 (B) 1 - 1 - 1 2
2 x 2x 2 x 2x
(C) 1 + 1 + 1 2 (D) - 1 + 1 + 1 2
2 x 2x 2 x 2x
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YEAR 2005 ONE MARK

Q. 73 Consider the matrices X(4 # 3), Y(4 # 3) and P(2 # 3) .


The order of [P (XT Y) - 1 PT ]T will be
(A) (2 # 2) (B) (3 # 3)
(C) (4 # 3) (D) (3 # 4)

Q. 74 Consider a non-homogeneous system of linear equations representing


mathematically an over-determined system. Such a system will be
(A) consistent having a unique solution
(B) consistent having a unique solution
(C) inconsistent having a unique solution
(D) inconsistent having no solution

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Q. 75 Which one of the following is NOT true for complex number Z1 and Z2 ?
(A) Z1 = Z1 Z22
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Z2 Z2

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(B) Z1 + Z2 # Z1 + Z2
(C) Z1 - Z2 # Z1 - Z2

a .
(D) Z1 + Z2 2 + Z1 - Z2 2 = Z1 2 + 2 Z2
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Q. 76 Which one of the following statement is NOT true ?
(A) The measure of skewness is dependent upon the amount of dispersion

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(B) In a symmetric distribution, the values of mean, mode and median are the

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same

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(C) In a positively skewed distribution : mean > median > mode
(D) In a negatively skewed distribution : mode > mean > median

YEAR 2005 TWO MARKS

Q. 77 Consider the system of equation A(n # n) X(n # t) = l(n # 1) where, l is a scalar. Let
(li, Xi) be an eigen-pair of an eigen value and its corresponding eigen vector for
real matrix A. Let be a (n # n) unit matrix. Which on of the following statement
is NOT correct ?
(A) For a homogeneous n # n system of linear equations, (A - l ) x = 0 having
a nontrivial solution, the rank of (A - l ) is less than n .
(B) For matrix Am, m being a positive integer, (lmi , X im) will be the eigen-pair for
all i.
(C) If AT = A- 1, then li = 1 for all i
(D) If AT = A , then li is real for all i

Q. 78 Transformation to linear form by substituting v = y1 - n of the equation


dy
+ p (t) y = q (t) yn; n > 0 will be
dt
(A) dv + (1 - n) pv = (1 - n) q (B) dv + (1 - n) pv = (1 - n) q
dt dt
(C) dv + (1 + n) pv = (1 - n) q (D) dv + (1 + n) pv = (1 + n) q
dt dt
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Q. 79 A rail engine accelerates from its stationary position for 8 seconds and travels a
distance of 280 m. According to the Mean Value Theorem, the speedometer at a
certain time during acceleration must read exactly
(A) 0 (B) 8 kmph
(C) 75 kmph (D) 126 kmph

d 2y dy dy x
= 0 in the range 0 < x < p
dx a 4 k
Q. 80 The solution of + 2 + 17y = 0; y (0) = 1,
dx 2 dx 4
is given by

(A) e- x b cos 4x + 1 sin 4x l (B) ex b cos 4x - 1 sin 4x l


4 4
(C) e- 4x b cos x - 1 sin x l (D) e- 4x b cos 4x - 1 sin 4x l

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4 4

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co
Q. 81 Value of the integral # (xydy - y2 dx), where , c is the square cut from
the first quadrant byc the line x = 1 and y = 1 will be (Use Greens theorem to
change the line integral into double integral)

a .
i
(A) 1 (B) 1
2
(C) 3
2
o d
(D) 5
3

Q. 82
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Consider the likely applicability of Cauchys Integral Theorem to evaluate the

w
following integral counter clockwise around the unit circle c.

w
I = # sec zdz ,
c

w
z being a complex variable. The value of I will be
(A) I = 0 : singularities set = f


(B) I = 0 : singularities set = &! 2n + 1 p, n = 0, 1, 2...............0
2
(C) I = p/2 : singularities set = {! np; n = 0, 1, 2...............}
(D) None of above

Statement for Linked Q. 83 and 84 :


Give a > 0, we wish to calculate its reciprocal value 1/a by using Newton Raphson
Method for f (x) = 0 .
Q. 83 The Newton Raphson algorithm for the function will be
(A) Xk + 1 = 1 aXk + a k (B) Xk + 1 = aXk + a X k2 k
2 Xk 2
(C) Xk + 1 = 2Xk = aX k2 (D) Xk + 1 = Xk - a X k2
2

Q. 84 For a = 7 and starting with x 0 = 0.2 , the first two iterations will be
(A) 0.11, 0.1299
(B) 0.12,0.1392
(C) 0.12, 0.1416
(D) 0.13, 0.1428
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Q. 85 Real matrices [A] 3 # 1, [B] 3 # 3, [C] 3 # 5, [D] 5 # 5 and [F] 5 # 1 are given. Matrices [B] and
[E] are symmetric.
Following statements are made with respect to these matrices.
1. Matrix product [F]T [C]T [B] [C] [F] is a scalar.
2. Matrix product [D]T [F] [D] is always symmetric.
With reference to above statements, which of the following applies ?
(A) Statement 1 is true but 2 is false
(B) Statement 1 is false but 2 is true
(C) Both the statement are true
(D) Both the statement are false

n
The summation of series S = 2 + 5 + 82 + 113 + ............3 is

i
Q. 86
2 2 2
(A) 4.50 (B) 6.0

o.
c
(C) 6.75 (D) 10.0
3 2
The value of the function f (x) = lim x 3 + x 2 is
a .
i
Q. 87
x " 0 2x - 7x

d
(A) 0 (B) - 1

o
7

.n
(C) 1 (D) 3
7

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w
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4 -2
The eigenvalues of the matrix >
-2 1 H
Q. 88


(A) are 1 and 4 (B) are - 1 and 2
(C) are 0 and 5 (D) cannot be determined

Q. 89 The function f (x) = 2x3 - 3x2 - 36x + 2 has its maxima at


(A) x =- 2 only (B) x = 0 only
(C) x = 3 only (D) both x =- 2 and x = 3

Q. 90 Biotransformation of an organic compound having concentration (x) can be


modeled using an ordinary differential equation dx + kx2 = 0 , where k is the
dt
reaction rate constant, If x = a at t = 0 , the solution of the equation is
(A) x = ae- kt (B) 1 = 1 + kt
x a
(C) x = a (1 - e- kt) (D) x = a + kt

Q. 91 A hydraulic structure has four gates which operate independently. The probability
of failure of each gate is 0.2. Given that gate 1 has failed, the probability that
both gates 2 and 3 will fail is
(A) 0.240 (B) 0.200
(C) 0.040 (D) 0.008
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R4 2 1 3V
S W
Q. 92 Given Matrix [A] = S6 3 4 7W, the rank of the matrix is
SS2 1 0 1WW
(A) 4 T X (B) 3
(C) 2 (D) 1

Q. 93 A box contains 10 screws, 3 of which are defective. Two screws are drawn at
random with replacement. The probability that none of the two screws is defective
will be
(A) 100% (B) 50%

in
(C) 49% (D) None of these

.
Q. 94 If P, Q and R are three points having coordinates (3, - 2, - 1), (1, 3, 4), (2, 1 - 2)

co
in XYZ space, then the distance from point P to plane OQR (O being the origin

.
of the coordinate system) is given by

a
(A) 3 (B) 5

i
(C) 7 (D) 9

d
no
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Q. 95
.
If L defines the Laplace Transform of a function, L [sin (at)] will equal to
(A) 2 a 2
w (B) 2 a 2

w
s -a s +a
(C) 2 s 2 (D) 2 s 2

w
s +a s -a


Q. 96 The Fourier series expansion of a symmetric and even function, f (x) where
f (x) = 1 + (2x/p), - p # x # 0
and = 1 - (2x/p), 0 # x # p
will be
(A) / 24 2 (1 + cos np) (B) / 24 2 (1 - cos np)
3 3

n=1 p n n=1 p n
3
4
(C) / 2 2 (1 - sin np) (D) / 24 2 (1 + sin np)
3

n=1 p n n=1 p n

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-1 4
Q. 97 Eigen values of the following matrix are > H
4 -1
(A) 3 and 5 (B) 3 and 5
(C) 3 and 5 (D) 3 and 5

Q. 98 The value of the following definite integral is


p
2
2x dx
# 1 sin
+ cos x
-p
2

(A) - 2 ln 2 (B) 2
(C) 0 (D) None of these
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Q. 99 The following function has a local minima at which value of x


(A) - 5 (B) 5
2
(C) 5 (D) - 5
2 2

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1
Q. 100 The value of the following improper integral is # x ln x
0

(A) 1/4 (B) 0


(C) 1/4 (D) 1

i n
Q. 101 The directional derivative of the following function at (1, 2) in the direction of

.
^4i + 3j h is
f ^x, y h = x2 = y2

c o
.
(A) 4/5 (B) 4

a
(C) 2/5 (D) 1

Q. 102 The limit of the following sequence as n " 3 is


d i
o
xn = n1/n

.n
(A) 0 (B) 1
(C) 3 (D) - 3

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w
Q. 103 The Laplace transformed of the following function is
sin t for 0 # t # p
f^t h = *
1 w 0 for 1>p
(B) 1 2 for all s < p


(A) for all s > 0
1 + s2 1+s
- ps - ps
(C) 1 + e 2 for all s > 0 (D) e 2 for all s > 0
1+s 1+s

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Q. 104 The number of boundary conditions required to solve the following differential
equation is
22f 22f
+ =0
2x2 2y2
(A) 2 (B) 0
(C) 4 (D) 1
p/4

Q. 105 The value of the integral is I = # cos xdx 2

(A) p + 1 (B) p - 1
8 4 8 4
(C) - p - 1 (D) - p + 1
8 4 8 4
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Q. 106 The limit of the following series as x approaches p is f ^x h = x - x + x - x
2 3! 5! 7!
(A) 2p (B) p
3 2
(C) p (D) 1
3

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Q. 107 Determinant of the following matrix is


R V
S5 3 2 W

in
S1 5 6 W
SS3 5 10WW
T X
.
co
(A) 76 (B) 28
(C) +28 (D) +72

a .
The product 6P @6Q@T of the following two matrices 6P @ and 6Q@ is

i
Q. 108

d
2 3 4 8
6P @ = >4 5H; 6Q@ = >9 2H

(A) >
32 24
H
n o 4 8
(B) > H

.
56 46 9 2

w
35 22 32 56
(C) > H (D) > H

w
61 42 24 46

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5 3
Q. 109 The Eigen value of the matrix > H are
2 9


(A) (5.13, 9.42) (B) (3.85, 2.93)
(C) (9.00, 5.00) (D) (10.16, 3.84)

Q. 110 The solution of the following differential equation with boundary conditions
y ^0 h = 2 and y' ^1 h =- 3 is
d2y
= 3x - 2
dx2
3 2 2
(A) y = x - x + 3x - 6 (B) y = 3x3 - x + 5x + 2
3 2 2
3 2
(C) y = x - x2 - 5x + 2 (D) y = x3 - x + 5x + 3
2 2 2 2

Q. 111 The inverse Laplace Transform of 1 is


^S 2 + 2s h
^1 + e+2t h
(A) ^1 - e-2t h (B)
2
^1 - e+2t h ^1 - e-2t h
(C) (D)
2 2

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ANSWER KEY
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
16 0.53 (B) 6 (D) (A) (B) (D) (D) (B)
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
(A) (D) (D) (A) (C) (D) (C) (B) (A) (D)
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
(A) (C) (A) (C) (B) (A) (C) (D) (A) (A)
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
(B) (D) (B) (C) (A) (B) (A) (B) (B) (A)
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
(D) (A) (D) (D) (B) (B) (A)
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(D)

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51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

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(B) (D) (A) (D) (B) (A) (B) (A) (A) (A)
61 62 63 64 65 66

a .
67 68 69 70

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(C) (D) (C) (B) (C) (D) (A) (D) (A) (B)
71 72 73 74 75

o d
76 77 78 79 80

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(A) (A) (A) (A) (C) (D) (C) (A) (D) (A)
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90

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

w
91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

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(C) (C) (D) (A) (B) (B) (A) (C) (C) (C)
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110
(A)
111
(B)

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

(D)