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A comprehensive study guide for GATE
CONTENTS
Introduction
Question Paper Pattern
Design of Questions
Marking Scheme
Syllabus
Previous Year Solved Papers
o Solved Question Paper 2014 (Set 1)
o Answer Key 2014 (Set 1)
o Solved Question Paper 2014 (Set 2)
o Answer Key 2014 (Set 2)
o Solved Question Paper 2014 (Set 3)
o Answer Key 2014 (Set 3)
o Solved Question Paper 2013
o Answer Key 2013
o Solved Question Paper 2012
o Answer Key 2012
Introduction
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the all India level examination
conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology
(IITs).
A crucial part of GATE preparation is to solve and practice using previous year GATE
papers. Solving previous year GATE papers help the candidate in understanding the exam
pattern, knowing the level of difficulty of questions, and analyzing preparation.
While attempting to solve any previous year GATE paper, it is advisable that it is done in a
simulated test environment. This means, that the candidate sets a timer to countdown to
test time, makes sure there is no other distraction, and then sits down to take the test as if
he / she is in the exam hall. After attempting the paper, check how many questions you
could get right in the first attempt. Analyse the strong and weak areas of preparation, and
accordingly devise a study schedule or revision pattern. After going through those areas
where in the first attempt could not do well, try the next paper.
Almost all of the engineering colleges in India take admission in M.Tech courses on the
basis of GATE scores. Apart from that, PSUs also recruit students directly on this basis.
To score high in this elite examination is tough, but quite achievable.
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Question Paper Pattern
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10
questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and
XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 13% of the total marks, the General
Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining percentage of the
total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude
section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is
devoted to the subject of the paper.
GATE would contain questions of two different types in various papers:
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and
sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four
answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For
these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the
virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.
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Design of Questions
The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:
(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the
paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her
memory of the subject or at most from a oneline computation.
(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate's understanding of the
basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental
ideas.
(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her
knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.
(iv) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data,
diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis
question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information.
Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognising unstated
assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.
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Marking Scheme
For 1mark multiplechoice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
Likewise, for2marks multiplechoice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong
answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions
carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal
10 marks).
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL
These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 25 marks) and
30 questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal 60 marks). The question paper will consist of
questions of multiple choice and numerical answer type. For numerical answer questions,
choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter the answer (which will be a real
number, signed or unsigned, e.g. 25.06, 25.06, 25, 25 etc.) using a virtual keypad. An
appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type
questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual roundoff errors.
GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts:
Part A and Part B. Part A is common for all candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section
1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part
A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B.
Part A consists of 25 multiplechoice questions carrying 1mark each (subtotal 25 marks
and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Each section in Part B
(Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions carrying 2 marks each
(subtotal 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
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In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section
contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub
total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal 8 marks). Some questions
may be of numerical answer type questions.
Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions
carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 9 marks) and 13
questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal 26 marks). Some questions may be of
numerical answer type.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)
In XL paper, Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory. This section contains 15
questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 5 marks)
and 10 questions carrying 2marks each (subtotal 20 marks). Some questions may be of
numerical answer type.
Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) contains 20 questions
carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 10 marks) and 10
questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal 20 marks). Some questions may be of
numerical answer type.
Note on Negative Marking for Wrong Answers
For a wrong answer chosen for the multiple choice questions, there would be negative
marking. For1mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong
answer. Likewise, for 2mark multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a
wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical
answer type questions.
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Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA)
Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups,
instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning
and data interpretation.
Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (EE)
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen
vectors.
Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and
improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier
series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes,
Gauss and Greens theorems.
Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear
differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters,
Cauchys and Eulers equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential
Equations and variable separable method.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchys integral theorem and integral formula,
Taylors and Laurent series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median,
mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions,
Poisson,Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, single and multistep
methods for differential equations.
TransformTheory: Fourier transform,Laplace transform, Ztransform.
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Electric Circuits and Fields: Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, transient
response of dc and ac networks; sinusoidal steadystate analysis, resonance, basic filter
concepts; ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenins, Nortons and Superposition and
Maximum Power Transfer theorems, twoport networks, three phase circuits; Gauss
Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge
distributions; Amperes and BiotSavarts laws; inductance; dielectrics; capacitance.
Signals and Systems: Representation of continuous and discretetime signals; shifting
and scaling operations; linear, timeinvariant and causal systems; Fourier series
representation of continuous periodic signals; sampling theorem; Fourier, Laplace and Z
transforms.
Electrical Machines: Single phase transformer equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests,
regulation and efficiency; three phase transformers connections, parallel operation;
autotransformer; energy conversion principles; DC machines types, windings, generator
characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors;
three phase induction motors principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and
speed control; single phase induction motors; synchronous machines performance,
regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and
applications; servo and stepper motors.
Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and
performance; cable performance, insulation; corona and radio interference; distribution
systems; perunit quantities; bus impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage
control; power factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical components; fault
analysis; principles of overcurrent, differential and distance protection; solid state relays
and digital protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing curves and equal
area criterion; HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts.
Control Systems: Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steadystate
errors; Routh and Niquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci; lag, lead and leadlag
compensation; state space model; state transition matrix, controllability and observability.
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Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving
iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments; measurement of voltage, current,
power, energy and power factor; instrument transformers; digital voltmeters and
multimeters; phase, time and frequency measurement; Qmeters; oscilloscopes;
potentiometric recorders; error analysis.
Analog and Digital Electronics: Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET; amplifiers biasing,
equivalent circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback amplifiers; operational
amplifiers characteristics and applications; simple active filters; VCOs and timers;
combinational and sequential logic circuits; multiplexer; Schmitt trigger; multivibrators;
sample and hold circuits; A/D and D/A converters; 8bit microprocessor basics,
architecture, programming and interfacing.
Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs,
GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs static characteristics and principles of operation; triggering
circuits; phase control rectifiers; bridge converters fully controlled and half controlled;
principles of choppers and inverters; basis concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives.
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Duration: 180 minutes Maximum Marks: 100
Read the following instructions carefully.
1. To login, enter your Registration Number and password provided to you. Kindly go through the various
symbols used in the test and understand their meaning before you start the examination.
2. Once you login and after the start of the examination, you can view all the questions in the question
paper, by clicking on the View All Questions button in the screen.
3. This question paper consists of 2 sections, General Aptitude (GA) for 15 marks and the subject
specific GATE paper for 85 marks. Both these sections are compulsory.
The GA section consists of 10 questions. Question numbers 1 to 5 are of 1mark each, while question
numbers 6 to 10 are of 2mark each.
The subject specific GATE paper section consists of 55 questions, out of which question numbers 1 to
25 are of 1mark each, while question numbers 26 to 55 are of 2mark each.
4. Depending upon the GATE paper, there may be useful common data that may be required for
answering the questions. If the paper has such useful data, the same can be viewed by clicking on the
Useful Common Data button that appears at the top, right hand side of the screen.
5. The computer allotted to you at the examination center runs specialized software that permits only one
answer to be selected for multiplechoice questions using a mouse and to enter a suitable number for
the numerical answer type questions using the virtual keyboard and mouse.
6. Your answers shall be updated and saved on a server periodically and also at the end of the
examination. The examination will stop automatically at the end of 180 minutes.
7. In each paper a candidate can answer a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks.
8. The question paper may consist of questions of multiple choice type (MCQ) and numerical answer
type.
9. Multiple choice type questions will have four choices against A, B, C, D, out of which only ONE is the
correct answer. The candidate has to choose the correct answer by clicking on the bubble () placed
before the choice.
10. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a numerical answer and there will not be
any choices. For these questions, the answer should be enteredby using the virtual keyboard that
appears on the monitor and the mouse.
11. All questions that are not attempted will result in zero marks. However, wrong answers for multiple
choice type questions (MCQ) will result in NEGATIVE marks. For all MCQ questions a wrong
answer will result in deduction of marks for a 1mark question and marks for a 2mark question.
12. There is NO NEGATIVE MARKING for questions of NUMERICAL ANSWER TYPE.
13. Nonprogrammable type Calculator is allowed. Charts, graph sheets, and mathematical tables are NOT
allowed in the Examination Hall. You must use the Scribble pad provided to you at the examination
centre for all your rough work. The Scribble Pad has to be returned at the end of the examination.
Declaration by the candidate:
I have read and understood all the above instructions. I have also read and understood clearly the
instructions given on the admit card and shall follow the same. I also understand that in case I am found to
violate any of these instructions, my candidature is liable to be cancelled. I also confirm that at the start of
the examination all the computer hardware allotted to me are in proper working condition.
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Q. 1 Q. 5 carry one mark each.
Q.1 Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the phrase underlined in the sentence
below?
It is fascinating to see life forms cope with varied environmental conditions.
(A) adopt to (B) adapt to (C) adept in (D) accept with
Q.2 Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following
sentence.
He could not understand the judges awarding her the first prize, because he thought that her
performance was quite __________.
(A) superb (B) medium (C) mediocre (D) exhilarating
Q.3 In a press meet on the recent scam, the minister said, "The buck stops here". What did the minister
convey by the statement?
(A) He wants all the money (B) He will return the money
(C) He will assume final responsibility (D) He will resist all enquiries
Q.4 If ( +1/)
2
= 98, compute (
2
+1/
2
).
Q.5 The roots of
2
+ + = 0 are real and positive. a, b and c are real. Then
2
+ + = 0
has
(A) no roots (B) 2 real roots
(C) 3 real roots (D) 4 real roots
Q. 6 Q. 10 carry two marks each.
Q.6 The Palghat Gap (or Palakkad Gap), a region about 30 km wide in the southern part of the Western
Ghats in India, is lower than the hilly terrain to its north and south. The exact reasons for the
formation of this gap are not clear. It results in the neighbouring regions of Tamil Nadu getting
more rainfall from the South West monsoon and the neighbouring regions of Kerala having higher
summer temperatures.
What can be inferred from this passage?
(A) The Palghat gap is caused by high rainfall and high temperatures in southern Tamil Nadu and
Kerala
(B) The regions in Tamil Nadu and Kerala that are near the Palghat Gap are lowlying
(C) The low terrain of the Palghat Gap has a significant impact on weather patterns in neighbouring
parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
(D) Higher summer temperatures result in higher rainfall near the Palghat Gap area
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Q.7 Geneticists say that they are very close to confirming the genetic roots of psychiatric illnesses such
as depression and schizophrenia, and consequently, that doctors will be able to eradicate these
diseases through early identification and gene therapy.
On which of the following assumptions does the statement above rely?
(A) Strategies are now available for eliminating psychiatric illnesses
(B) Certain psychiatric illnesses have a genetic basis
(C) All human diseases can be traced back to genes and how they are expressed
(D) In the future, genetics will become the only relevant field for identifying psychiatric illnesses
Q.8 Roundtrip tickets to a tourist destination are eligible for a discount of 10% on the total fare. In
addition, groups of 4 or more get a discount of 5% on the total fare. If the one way single person
fare is Rs 100, a group of 5 tourists purchasing roundtrip tickets will be charged Rs _________.
Q.9 In a survey, 300 respondents were asked whether they own a vehicle or not. If yes, they were
further asked to mention whether they own a car or scooter or both. Their responses are tabulated
below. What percent of respondents do not own a scooter?
Men Women
Own vehicle
Car 40 34
Scooter 30 20
Both 60 46
Do not own vehicle 20 50
Q.10 When a point inside of a tetrahedron (a solid with four triangular surfaces) is connected by straight
lines to its corners, how many (new) internal planes are created with these lines? _____________
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Q. 1 Q. 25 carry one mark each.
Q.1 Given a system of equations:
x + 2y + 2z = b
1
Sx + y + Sz = b
2
Which of the following is true regarding its solutions
(A) The system has a unique solution for any given b
1
and b
2
(B) The system will have infinitely many solutions for any given b
1
and b
2
(C) Whether or not a solution exists depends on the given b
1
and b
2
(D) The system would have no solution for any values of b
1
and b
2
Q.2 Let (x) = x c
x
. The maximum value of the function in the interval (0, ) is
(A) c
1
(B) c (C) 1  c
1
(D) 1 + c
1
Q.3 The solution for the differential equation
d
2
x
dt
2
= 9 x,
with initial conditions x(u) = 1 and
dx
dt

t=0
= 1, is
(A) t
2
+ t +1
(B) sin St +
1
3
cos St +
2
3
(C)
1
3
sinSt + cos St
(D) cos St + t
Q.4
Let X(s) =
3s+5
s
2
+10s+21
be the Laplace Transform of a signal x(t). Then, x(u
+
) is
(A) 0 (B) 3 (C) 5 (D) 21
Q.5 Let S be the set of points in the complex plane corresponding to the unit circle. (That is,
S = { z z = 1]). Consider the function (z) = z z
where z
)
(B) (C
u
+ e
)
(C)
C
0
2
e
(D) C
0
(1 + e
r
)
Q.8 A combination of 1 F capacitor with an initial voltage v
c
(u) = 2 V in series with a 100
resistor is connected to a 20 mA ideal dc current source by operating both switches at t = u s as
shown. Which of the following graphs shown in the options approximates the voltage v
s
across the
current source over the next few seconds?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Q.9 x(t) is nonzero only for I
x
< t < I
x
, and similarly, y(t) is nonzero only for I
< t < I
. Let
z(t) be convolution of x(t) and y(t). Which one of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) z(t) can be nonzero over an unbounded interval.
(B) z(t) is nonzero for t < I
x
+ I
.
(C) z(t) is zero outside of I
x
+I
< t < I
x
+ I
.
(D) z(t) is nonzero for t > I
x
+I
.
(a) (b)
+
v
s

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Q.10 For a periodic square wave, which one of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) The Fourier series coefficients do not exist.
(B) The Fourier series coefficients exist but the reconstruction converges at no point.
(C) The Fourier series coefficients exist and the reconstruction converges at most points.
(D) The Fourier series coefficients exist and the reconstruction converges at every point.
Q.11 An 8pole, 3phase, 50 Hz induction motor is operating at a speed of 700 rpm. The frequency of the
rotor current of the motor in Hz is ____________.
Q.12 For a specified input voltage and frequency, if the equivalent radius of the core of a transformer is
reduced by half, the factor by which the number of turns in the primary should change to maintain
the same no load current is
(A) 1/4 (B) 1/2 (C) 2 (D) 4
Q.13 A star connected 400 V, 50 Hz, 4 pole synchronous machine gave the following open circuit and
short circuit test results:
Open circuit test: V
oc
= 400 V (rms, linetoline) at field current, I
f
= 2.3 A
Short circuit test: I
sc
= 10 A (rms, phase) at field current, I
f
= 1.5 A
The value of per phase synchronous impedance in at rated voltage is __________.
Q.14 The undesirable property of an electrical insulating material is
(A) high dielectric strength (B) high relative permittivity
(C) high thermal conductivity (D) high insulation resistivity
Q.15 Threephase to ground fault takes place at locations F
1
and F
2
in the system shown in the figure
If the fault takes place at location F
1
, then the voltage and the current at bus A are V
F1
and I
F1
respectively. If the fault takes place at location F
2
, then the voltage and the current at bus A are V
F2
and I
F2
respectively. The correct statement about voltages and currents during faults at F
1
and F
2
is
(A) V
F1
leads I
F1
and V
F2
leads I
F2
(B) V
F1
leads I
F1
and V
F2
lags I
F2
(C) V
F1
lags I
F1
and V
F2
leads I
F2
(D) V
F1
lags I
F1
and V
F2
lags I
F2
I
F1 I
F2
B A
F
1
F
2
0 Z
B
E
o Z
A
E
~ ~
V
F2
V
F1
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Q.16 A 2bus system and corresponding zero sequence network are shown in the figure.
The transformers T
1
and T
2
are connected as
(A) and A
(B) and A
(C) A and A
(D) A and
Q.17 In the formation of RouthHurwitz array for a polynomial, all the elements of a row have zero
values. This premature termination of the array indicates the presence of
(A) only one root at the origin (B) imaginary roots
(C) only positive real roots (D) only negative real roots
Q.18 The root locus of a unity feedback system is shown in the figure
The closed loop transfer function of the system is
(A)
( )( ) 2 1 ) (
) (
+ +
=
s s
K
s R
s C
(B)
( )( ) K s s
K
s R
s C
+ + +
=
2 1 ) (
) (
(C)
( )( ) K s s
K
s R
s C
+ +
=
2 1 ) (
) (
(D)
( )( ) K s s
K
s R
s C
+ + +
=
2 1 ) (
) (
Q.19 Power consumed by a balanced 3phase, 3wire load is measured by the two wattmeter method.
The first wattmeter reads twice that of the second. Then the load impedance angle in radians is
(A) /12 (B) /8 (C) /6 (D) /3
Q.20 In an oscilloscope screen, linear sweep is applied at the
(A) vertical axis (B) horizontal axis
(C) origin (D) both horizontal and vertical axis
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Q.21 A cascade of three identical modulo5 counters has an overall modulus of
(A) 5 (B) 25 (C) 125 (D) 625
Q.22 In the Wien Bridge oscillator circuit shown in figure, the bridge is balanced when
(A)
R
3
R
4
=
R
1
R
2
, =
1
R
1
C
1
R
2
C
2
(B)
R
2
R
1
=
C
2
C
1
, =
1
R
1
C
1
R
2
C
2
(C)
R
3
R
4
=
R
1
R
2
+
C
2
C
1
, =
1
R
1
C
1
R
2
C
2
(D)
R
3
R
4
+
R
1
R
2
=
C
2
C
1
, =
1
R
1
C
1
R
2
C
2
Q.23 The magnitude of the midband voltage gain of the circuit shown in figure is (assuming b
]c
of the
transistor to be 100)
(A) 1 (B) 10 (C) 20 (D) 100
Q.24 The figure shows the circuit of a rectifier fed from a 230V (rms), 50Hz sinusoidal voltage source.
If we want to replace the current source with a resistor so that the rms value of the current supplied
by the voltage source remains unchanged, the value of the resistance (in ohms) is __________
(Assume diodes to be ideal.)
R
1
R
4
C
2 R
2
R
3
+V
cc
C
1
V
cc
v
i
10k
10k
C
C
1k
+V
cc
h
fe
=100
v
o
C
10 A
230 V, 50 Hz
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Q.25 Figure shows four electronic switches (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). Which of the switches can block
voltages of either polarity (applied between terminals a and b) when the active device is in the
OFF state?
(A) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(B) (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(C) (ii) and (iii)
(D) (i) and (iv)
Q. 26 Q. 55 carry two marks each.
Q.26 Let g: u, ) u, ) be a function defined by g(x) = x  x], where x] represents the integer
part of x. (That is, it is the largest integer which is less than or equal to x).
The value of the constant term in the Fourier series expansion of g(x) is _______
Q.27 A fair coin is tossed n times. The probability that the difference between the number of heads and
tails is (n3) is
(A) 2
n
(B) 0 (C) C
n3
n
2
n
(D) 2
n+3
Q.28 The line integral of function F = yzi, in the counterclockwise direction, along the circle x
2
+y
2
= 1 at
z = 1 is
(A) 2 (B)  (C) (D) 2
Q.29 An incandescent lamp is marked 40 W, 240V. If resistance at room temperature (26C) is 120 ,
and temperature coefficient of resistance is 4.5x10
3
/C, then its ON state filament temperature in
C is approximately _______
Q.30 In the figure, the value of resistor R is (25 + I/2) ohms, where I is the current in amperes. The
current I is ______
a
b
a
a a
b
b
b
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
R
300V
I
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Q.31 In an unbalanced three phase system, phase current I
u
= 1(9u
o
) pu, negative sequence current
I
b2
= 4(1Su
o
) pu, zero sequence current I
c0
= S9u
o
pu. The magnitude of phase current I
b
in pu is
(A) 1.00 (B) 7.81 (C) 11.53 (D) 13.00
Q.32 The following four vector fields are given in Cartesian coordinate system. The vector field which
does not satisfy the property of magnetic flux density is
(A)
z y x
x z y a a a
2 2 2
+ + (B)
z y x
y x z a a a
2 2 2
+ +
(C)
z y x
z y x a a a
2 2 2
+ + (D)
z y x
y x z x z y a a a
2 2 2 2 2 2
+ +
Q.33 The function shown in the figure can be represented as
(A) u(t) u(t  I) +
(t1)
1
u(t  I) 
(t21)
1
u(t  2I)
(B) u(t) +
t
1
u(t  I) 
t
1
u(t  2I)
(C) u(t) u(t I) +
(t1)
1
u(t) 
(t21)
1
u(t)
(D) u(t) +
(t1)
1
u(t  I)  2
(t21)
1
u(t  2I)
Q.34
Let X(z) =
1
1 z
3
be the Ztransform of a causal signal xn]. Then, the values of
x2] and xS] are
(A) 0 and 0 (B) 0 and 1 (C) 1 and 0 (D) 1 and 1
Q.35 Let (t) be a continuous time signal and let F() be its Fourier Transform defined by
F() = _ (t)c
]ot

Jt
Define g(t) by
g(t) = _ F(u)

c
]ut
Ju
What is the relationship between (t) and g(t) ?
(A) g(t) would always be proportional to (t).
(B) g(t) would be proportional to (t) if (t) is an even function.
(C) g(t) would be proportional to (t) only if (t) is a sinusoidal function.
(D) g(t) would never be proportional to (t).
2T
1
0 T
t
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Q.36 The core loss of a single phase, 230/115 V, 50 Hz power transformer is measured from 230 V side
by feeding the primary (230 V side) from a variable voltage variable frequency source while
keeping the secondary open circuited. The core loss is measured to be 1050 W for 230 V, 50 Hz
input. The core loss is again measured to be 500 W for 138 V, 30 Hz input. The hysteresis and eddy
current losses of the transformer for 230 V, 50 Hz input are respectively,
(A) 508 W and 542 W. (B) 468 W and 582 W.
(C) 498 W and 552 W. (D) 488 W and 562 W.
Q.37 A 15 kW, 230 V dc shunt motor has armature circuit resistance of 0.4 and field circuit resistance
of 230 . At no load and rated voltage, the motor runs at 1400 rpm and the line current drawn by
the motor is 5 A. At full load, the motor draws a line current of 70 A. Neglect armature reaction.
The full load speed of the motor in rpm is _________.
Q.38 A 3 phase, 50 Hz, six pole induction motor has a rotor resistance of 0.1 and reactance of 0.92 .
Neglect the voltage drop in stator and assume that the rotor resistance is constant. Given that the
full load slip is 3%, the ratio of maximum torque to full load torque is
(A) 1.567 (B) 1.712 (C) 1.948 (D) 2.134
Q.39 A three phase synchronous generator is to be connected to the infinite bus. The lamps are connected
as shown in the figure for the synchronization. The phase sequence of bus voltage is RYB and
that of incoming generator voltage is R'Y'B'.
It was found that the lamps are becoming dark in the sequence L
a
L
b
L
c
. It means that the phase
sequence of incoming generator is
(A) opposite to infinite bus and its frequency is more than infinite bus
(B) opposite to infinite bus but its frequency is less than infinite bus
(C) same as infinite bus and its frequency is more than infinite bus
(D) same as infinite bus and its frequency is less than infinite bus
La
Lb
Lc
R Y B
R'
Y'
B'
Infinite Bus
Incoming Generator
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Q.40 A distribution feeder of 1 km length having resistance, but negligible reactance, is fed from both the
ends by 400V, 50 Hz balanced sources. Both voltage sources S
1
and S
2
are in phase. The feeder
supplies concentrated loads of unity power factor as shown in the figure.
The contributions of S
1
and S
2
in 100 A current supplied at location P respectively, are
(A) 75 A and 25 A (B) 50 A and 50 A (C) 25 A and 75 A (D) 0 A and 100 A
Q.41 A two bus power system shown in the figure supplies load of 1.0+j0.5 p.u.
The values of V
1
in p.u. and
2
respectively are
(A) 0.95 and 6.00
o
(B) 1.05 and 5.44
o
(C) 1.1 and 6.00
o
(D) 1.1 and 27.12
o
Q.42 The fuel cost functions of two power plants are
B APg Pg C P
B APg Pg C P
2 3 10 . 0 : Plant
05 . 0 : Plant
2
2
2 2 2
1
2
1 1 1
+ + =
+ + =
where, P
g1
and P
g2
are the generated powers of two plants, and A and B are the constants. If the two
plants optimally share 1000 MW load at incremental fuel cost of 100 Rs/MWh, the ratio of load
shared by plants P
1
and P
2
is
(A) 1:4 (B) 2:3 (C) 3:2 (D) 4:1
Q.43 The overcurrent relays for the line protection and loads connected at the buses are shown in the
figure.
The relays are IDMT in nature having the characteristic
( ) 1 Multiplier Setting Plug
Setting Multiplier Time 14 . 0
t
02 . 0 op
=
The maximum and minimum fault currents at bus B are 2000 A and 500 A respectively. Assuming
the time multiplier setting and plug setting for relay R
B
to be 0.1 and 5A respectively, the operating
time of R
B
(in seconds) is ____________
~
A B C
100 A
200 A
300 A
R
A R
B
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Q.44 For the given system, it is desired that the system be stable. The minimum value of o for this
condition is _______________.
Q.45
The Bode magnitude plot of the transfer function 0(s) =
K(1+0.5s)(1+us)
s[1+
s
8
(1+bs)[1+
s
36
is shown below:
Note that 6 dB/octave = 20 dB/decade. The value of
u
bK
is _____________.
Q.46 A system matrix is given as follows.
A = _
u 1 1
6 11 6
6 11 S
_.
The absolute value of the ratio of the maximum eigenvalue to the minimum eigenvalue is _______
.
u.u1
u
6uB0ctave
2 4 8 24 S6
6uB0ctave
uuB0ctave
uuB0ctave
6uB0ctave
12uB0ctave
uB
e (iaus)
(s + o)
s
3
+(1 +o)s
2
+ (o  1)s + (1  o)
+
R(s)
C(s)
.
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Q.47 The reading of the voltmeter (rms) in volts, for the circuit shown in the figure is __________
Q.48 The dc current flowing in a circuit is measured by two ammeters, one PMMC and another
electrodynamometer type, connected in series. The PMMC meter contains 100 turns in the coil, the
flux density in the air gap is 0.2 Wb/m
2
,
and the area of the coil is 80 mm
2
. The electrodynamometer
ammeter has a change in mutual inductance with respect to deflection of 0.5 mH/deg. The spring
constants of both the meters are equal. The value of current, at which the deflections of the two
meters are same, is ________
Q.49 Given that the opamps in the figure are ideal, the output voltage I
0
is
(A) (I
1
 I
2
) (B) 2 (I
1
I
2
)
(C) (I
1
I
2
)2 (D) (I
1
+ I
2
)
1jO 1/jO
1jO
1/jO
100sin(et)
R = 0.5 O
V
2R
R
R
R
R
V
2
V
1
V
0
R
R
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Q.50 Which of the following logic circuits is a realization of the function F whose Karnaugh map is
shown in figure
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
1 1
1 1
C
0
1
AB
00 01 11 10
A
B
C
A
B
C
C
A
B
B
C
A
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Q.51 In the figure shown, assume the opamp to be ideal. Which of the alternatives gives the correct
Bode plots for the transfer function
v
c
(o)
v
i
(o)
?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
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Q.52 An output device is interfaced with 8bit microprocessor 8085A. The interfacing circuit is shown in
figure
The interfacing circuit makes use of 3 Line to 8 Line decoder having 3 enable lines 3 2
1
E , E , E . The
address of the device is
(A) 50
H
(B) 5000
H
(C) A0
H
(D) A000
H
Q.53 The figure shows the circuit diagram of a rectifier. The load consists of a resistance 10 and an
inductance 0.05 H connected in series. Assuming ideal thyristor and ideal diode, the thyristor
firing angle (in degree) needed to obtain an average load voltage of 70 V is ______
8
BDB
AB
8
Output Port
8
Output Device
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3Lx8L Decoder
I2
I1
I0
IO/M
WR
BCB
E1
E2
E3
A15
A14
A13
A12
A11
325 sin (314t) V
+

Load
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Q.54 Figure (i) shows the circuit diagram of a chopper. The switch S in the circuit in figure (i) is
switched such that the voltage :
across the diode has the wave shape as shown in figure (ii). The
capacitance C is large so that the voltage across it is constant. If switch S and the diode are ideal,
the peak to peak ripple (in A) in the inductor current is ______
Figure (i)
Figure (ii)
Q.55 The figure shows one period of the output voltage of an inverter. should be chosen such that
6u
o
< < 9u
o
. If rms value of the fundamental component is 50 V, then in degree
is______________
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100 V
S 1 mH
C
Load v
D
+
_
v
D
t (ms)
100 V
0.05 0.1
0 0.15 0.2
et
(degree)
0 o
180o 180
180+o 360o
360
100 V
100 V
100 V 100 V
100 V
100 V
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GATE 2014  Answer Keys
(SET 1)
General Aptitude  GA
Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range
1 B 5 D 9 48 to 48
2 C 6 C 10 6 to 6
3 C 7 B
4 96 to 96 8 850 to 850
Electrical Engineering  EE
Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range
1 B 20 B 39 A
2 A 21 C 40 D
3 C 22 C 41 B
4 B 23 D 42 D
5 C 24 23 to 23 43 0.21 to 0.23
6 330 to 330 25 C 44 0.61 to 0.63
7 A 26 0.5 to 0.5 45 0.7 to 0.8
8 C 27 B 46 2.9 to 3.1
9 C 28 B 47 140 to 142
10 C 29 2470 to 2471 48 3.0 to 3.4
11 3.2 to 3.5 30 10 to 10 49 B
12 C 31 C 50 C
13 14.5 to 15.5 32 C 51 A
14 B 33 A 52 B
15 C 34 B 53 69 to 70
16 B 35 B 54 2.49 to 2.51
17 B 36 A 55 76.5 to 78.0
18 C 37 1239 to 1242
19 C 38 C
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Q. 1 Q. 5 carry one mark each.
Q.1 Choose the most appropriate phrase from the options given below to complete the following
sentence.
India is a postcolonial country because
(A) it was a former British colony
(B) Indian Information Technology professionals have colonized the world
(C) India does not follow any colonial practices
(D) India has helped other countries gain freedom
Q.2 Who ___________ was coming to see us this evening?
(A) you said (B) did you say
(C) did you say that (D) had you said
Q.3 Match the columns.
Column 1 Column 2
1) eradicate P) misrepresent
2) distort Q) soak completely
3) saturate R) use
4) utilize S) destroy utterly
(A) 1:S, 2:P, 3:Q, 4:R (B) 1:P, 2:Q, 3:R, 4:S
(C) 1:Q, 2:R, 3:S, 4:P (D) 1:S, 2:P, 3:R, 4:Q
Q.4 What is the average of all multiples of 10 from 2 to 198?
(A) 90 (B) 100 (C) 110 (D) 120
Q.5
The value of
12 +
12 +12 + is
(A) 3.464 (B) 3.932 (C) 4.000 (D) 4.444
Q. 6 Q. 10 carry two marks each.
Q.6 The old city of Koenigsberg, which had a German majority population before World War 2, is now
called Kaliningrad. After the events of the war, Kaliningrad is now a Russian territory and has a
predominantly Russian population. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea on the north and the countries of
Poland to the south and west and Lithuania to the east respectively. Which of the statements below
can be inferred from this passage?
(A) Kaliningrad was historically Russian in its ethnic make up
(B) Kaliningrad is a part of Russia despite it not being contiguous with the rest of Russia
(C) Koenigsberg was renamed Kaliningrad, as that was its original Russian name
(D) Poland and Lithuania are on the route from Kaliningrad to the rest of Russia
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Q.7 The number of people diagnosed with dengue fever (contracted from the bite of a mosquito) in
north India is twice the number diagnosed last year. Municipal authorities have concluded that
measures to control the mosquito population have failed in this region.
Which one of the following statements, if true, does not contradict this conclusion?
(A) A high proportion of the affected population has returned from neighbouring countries where
dengue is prevalent
(B) More cases of dengue are now reported because of an increase in the Municipal Offices
administrative efficiency
(C) Many more cases of dengue are being diagnosed this year since the introduction of a new and
effective diagnostic test
(D) The number of people with malarial fever (also contracted from mosquito bites) has increased
this year
Q.8 If x is real and 
2
2 +3 = 11, then possible values of 
3
+
2
 include
(A) 2, 4 (B) 2, 14 (C) 4, 52 (D) 14, 52
Q.9 The ratio of male to female students in a college for five years is plotted in the following line graph.
If the number of female students doubled in 2009, by what percent did the number of male students
increase in 2009?
Q.10 At what time between 6 . . and 7 . . will the minute hand and hour hand of a clock make an
angle closest to 60?
(A) 6: 22 . . (B) 6: 27 . .
(C) 6: 38 . . (D) 6: 45 . .
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Q. 1 Q. 25 carry one mark each.
Q.1 Which one of the following statements is true for all real symmetric matrices?
(A) All the eigenvalues are real.
(B) All the eigenvalues are positive.
(C) All the eigenvalues are distinct.
(D) Sum of all the eigenvalues is zero.
Q.2 Consider a dice with the property that the probability of a face with n dots showing up is
proportional to n. The probability of the face with three dots showing up is ________.
Q.3
Minimum of the real valued function (x) = (x 1)
23
occurs at x equal to
(A) (B) 0 (C) 1 (D)
Q.4
All the values of the multivalued complex function 1
dx
2
+x
d
dx
y = u. Which of the following is a solution to
this differential equation for x > u?
(A) c
x
(B) x
2
(C) 1 x (D) ln x
Q.6 Two identical coupled inductors are connected in series. The measured inductances for the two
possible series connections are 380 H and 240 H. Their mutual inductance in H is ________
Q.7 The switch SW shown in the circuit is kept at position 1 for a long duration. At t = 0+, the switch
is moved to position 2. Assuming V
o2
 > V
o1
, the voltage v
c
(t)
across the capacitor is
(A)
o1
t/2RC
o2 c
V ) e (1 V (t) v =
(B)
o1
t/2RC
o2 c
V ) e (1 V (t) v + =
(C)
o1
t/2RC
o1 o2 c
V ) e )(1 V (V (t) v + =
(D)
o1
t/2RC
o1 o2 c
V ) e )(1 V (V (t) v + =
'1'
'2'
Vo1
Vo2
R
R
C vc
SW
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Q.8 A parallel plate capacitor consisting two dielectric materials is shown in the figure. The middle
dielectric slab is placed symmetrically with respect to the plates.
If the potential difference between one of the plates and the nearest surface of dielectric interface is
2 Volts, then the ratio
1
:
2
is
(A) 1:4 (B) 2:3 (C) 3:2 (D) 4:1
Q.9 Consider an LTI system with transfer function
E(s) =
1
s (s + 4)
If the input to the system is cos(St) and the steady state output is Asin(St + o), then the value
of A is
(A) 1/30 (B) 1/15 (C) 3/4 (D) 4/3
Q.10 Consider an LTI system with impulse response b(t) = c
5t
u(t). If the output of the system is
y(t) = c
3t
u(t)  c
5t
u(t) then the input, x(t), is given by
(A) c
3t
u(t) (B) 2 c
3t
u(t)
(C) c
5t
u(t) (D) 2 c
5t
u(t)
Q.11 Assuming an ideal transformer, the Thevenins equivalent voltage and impedance as seen from the
terminals x and y for the circuit in figure are
(A) 2 sin(t) , 4 (B) 1 sin(t) , 1
(C) 1 sin(t) , 2 (D) 2 sin(t) , u.S
10 Volt
c1 c
1
c
2
d
d/2
sin(et)
1O
1:2
x
y
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Q.12 A single phase, 50 kVA, 1000V/100 V two winding transformer is connected as an autotransformer
as shown in the figure.
The kVA rating of the autotransformer is _____________.
Q.13 A threephase, 4pole, self excited induction generator is feeding power to a load at a frequency f
1
.
If the load is partially removed, the frequency becomes f
2
.
If the speed of
the generator is
maintained at 1500 rpm in both the cases, then
(A) f
1
, f
2
> 50 Hz and f
1
> f
2
(B) f
1
< 50 Hz and f
2
> 50 Hz
(C) f
1
, f
2
< 50 Hz and f
2
> f
1
(D) f
1
> 50 Hz and f
2
< 50 Hz
Q.14 A single phase induction motor draws 12 MW power at 0.6 lagging power. A capacitor is
connected in parallel to the motor to improve the power factor of the combination of motor and
capacitor to 0.8 lagging. Assuming that the real and reactive power drawn by the motor remains
same as before, the reactive power delivered by the capacitor in MVAR is __________.
Q.15 A three phase starconnected load is drawing power at a voltage of 0.9 pu and 0.8 power factor
lagging. The three phase base power and base current are 100 MVA and 437.38 A respectively. The
linetoline load voltage in kV is ________.
Q.16 Shunt reactors are sometimes used in high voltage transmission systems to
(A) limit the short circuit current through the line.
(B) compensate for the series reactance of the line under heavily loaded condition.
(C) limit overvoltages at the load side under lightly loaded condition.
(D) compensate for the voltage drop in the line under heavily loaded condition.
Q.17
The closedloop transfer function of a system is T(s) =
4
(s
2
+0.4s+4)
. The steady state error due
to unit step input is __________.
Q.18 The state transition matrix for the system
_
x
1
x
2
_ = j
1 u
1 1
[ j
x
1
x
2
[ +j
1
1
[ u
is
(A) j
c
t
u
c
t
c
t
[ (B) j
c
t
u
t
2
c
t
c
t
[
(C) j
c
t
u
tc
t
c
t
[ (D) j
c
t
tc
t
u c
t
[
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Q.19 The sawtooth voltage waveform shown in the figure is fed to a moving iron voltmeter. Its reading
would be close to _____________
Q.20 While measuring power of a threephase balanced load by the twowattmeter method, the readings
are 100 W and 250 W. The power factor of the load is _________.
Q.21 Which of the following is an invalid state in an 8421 Binary Coded Decimal counter
(A) 1 0 0 0 (B) 1 0 0 1 (C) 0 0 1 1 (D) 1 1 0 0
Q.22 The transistor in the given circuit should always be in active region. Take I
CE(sat)
= u.2 v,
I
BE
= u.7 v. The maximum value of R
c
in which can be used, is ______________.
Q.23
The sinusoidal ac source in the figure has an rms value of
20
2
V. Considering all possible values of
R
L
, the minimum value of R
s
in to avoid burnout of the Zener diode is _________.
Q.24 A stepup chopper is used to feed a load at 400 V dc from a 250 V dc source. The inductor current
is continuous. If the off time of the switch is 20 s, the switching frequency of the chopper in kHz
is ____________.
100 V
20ms 40ms
t
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Q.25 In a constant V/f control of induction motor, the ratio V/f is maintained constant from 0 to base
frequency, where V is the voltage applied to the motor at fundamental frequency f. Which of the
following statements relating to low frequency operation of the motor is TRUE?
(A) At low frequency, the stator flux increases from its rated value.
(B) At low frequency, the stator flux decreases from its rated value.
(C) At low frequency, the motor saturates.
(D) At low frequency, the stator flux remains unchanged at its rated value.
Q. 26 Q. 55 carry two marks each.
Q.26
To evaluate the double integral ] (] (
2x
2
)
( 2)+1
2
8
0
Jx) Jy, we make the substitution u = (
2x
2
)
and : =
2
. The integral will reduce to
(A) ] (] 2 u Ju) J:
2
0
4
0
(B) ] (] 2 u Ju) J:
1
0
4
0
(C) ] (] u Ju) J:
1
0
4
0
(D) ] (] u Ju) J:
2
0
4
0
Q.27 Let X be a random variable with probability density function
(x) = _
u.2, foi x 1
u.1, foi 1 < x 4
u, otheiwise.
The probability P(u.S < X < S) is ___________.
Q.28 The minimum value of the function (x) = x
3
 Sx
2
24 x +1uu in the interval
[S, S] is
(A) 20 (B) 28
(C) 16
(D) 32
Q.29 Assuming the diodes to be ideal in the figure, for the output to be clipped, the input voltage v
i
must
be outside the range
(A) 1 V to 2 V (B) 2 V to 4 V
(C) +1 V to 2 V (D) +2 V to 4 V
vi
vo
1V 2V
10k
10k
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Q.30 The voltage across the capacitor, as shown in the figure, is expressed as
) t sin( A ) t sin( A (t) v
2 2 2 1 1 1 c
+ =
The values of
1
A and
2
A respectively, are
(A) 2.0 and 1.98 (B) 2.0 and 4.20 (C) 2.5 and 3.50 (D) 5.0 and 6.40
Q.31 The total power dissipated in the circuit, shown in the figure, is 1 kW.
The voltmeter, across the load, reads 200 V. The value of
L
X is ___________.
Q.32
The magnitude of magnetic flux density (B
0
I
2nd
(in SI units). An infinitely extended wire is
laid along the xaxis and is carrying current of 4 A in the +ve x direction. Another infinitely
extended wire is laid along the yaxis and is carrying 2 A current in the +ve y direction. p
o
is
permeability of free space. Assume t, , k
`
to be unit vectors along x, y and z axes respectively.
Assuming right handed coordinate system, magnetic field intensity, E
+
=
(
+
+
(k) X
(k) X
a 1 a
1 a a
1) (k X
1) (k X
2
1
2
1
It has initial conditions X
1
(0) = 1; X
2
(0) = 0. The pole locations of the system for a = 1, are
(A) 1 j0 (B) 1 j0 (C) 1 + j0 (D) 0 j1
Q.34
An input signal t) 5sin(100 2 x(t) + = is sampled with a sampling frequency of 400 Hz and
applied to the system whose transfer function is represented by


\

1
N
z 1
z 1
N
1
X(z)
Y(z)
where, N represents the number of samples per cycle. The output y(n) of the system under steady
state is
(A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 5
Q.35 A 10 kHz evensymmetric square wave is passed through a bandpass filter with centre frequency at
30 kHz and 3 dB passband of 6 kHz. The filter output is
(A) a highly attenuated square wave at 10 kHz.
(B) nearly zero.
(C) a nearly perfect cosine wave at 30 kHz.
(D) a nearly perfect sine wave at 30 kHz.
Q.36 A 250 V dc shunt machine has armature circuit resistance of 0.6 and field circuit resistance of
125 . The machine is connected to 250 V supply mains. The motor is operated as a generator and
then as a motor separately. The line current of the machine in both the cases is 50 A. The ratio of
the speed as a generator to the speed as a motor is ____________.
Q.37 A threephase slipring induction motor, provided with a commutator winding, is shown in the
figure. The motor rotates in clockwise direction when the rotor windings are closed.
If the rotor winding is open circuited and the system is made to run at rotational speed f
r
with the
help of primemover in anticlockwise direction, then the frequency of voltage across slip rings is f
1
and frequency of voltage across commutator brushes is f
2
. The values of f
1
and f
2
respectively are
(A) f + f
r
and f (B) f  f
r
and f
(C) f  f
r
and f+f
r
(D) f + f
r
and ff
r
Prime
Mover
3phase ac, f Hz
f1
f2
fr
Slip Ring Induction Motor
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Q.38 A 20pole alternator is having 180 identical stator slots with 6 conductors in each slot. All the coils
of a phase are in series. If the coils are connected to realize singlephase winding, the generated
voltage is V
1
. If the coils are reconnected to realize threephase starconnected winding, the
generated phase voltage is V
2
. Assuming full pitch, singlelayer winding, the ratio V
1
/V
2
is
(A)
3
1
(B)
2
1
(C) 3
(D) 2
Q.39 For a single phase, two winding transformer, the supply frequency and voltage are both increased
by 10%. The percentage changes in the hysteresis loss and eddy current loss, respectively, are
(A) 10 and 21 (B) 1u and 21 (C) 21 and 10 (D) 21 and 10
Q.40 A synchronous generator is connected to an infinite bus with excitation voltage E
f
= 1.3 pu. The
generator has a synchronous reactance of 1.1 pu and is delivering real power (P) of 0.6 pu to the
bus. Assume the infinite bus voltage to be 1.0 pu. Neglect stator resistance. The reactive power (Q)
in pu supplied by the generator to the bus under this condition is _________.
Q.41 There are two generators in a power system. Noload frequencies of the generators are 51.5 Hz and
51 Hz, respectively, and both are having droop constant of 1 Hz/MW. Total load in the system is
2.5 MW. Assuming that the generators are operating under their respective droop characteristics,
the frequency of the power system in Hz in the steady state is ___________.
Q.42 The horizontally placed conductors of a single phase line operating at 50 Hz are having outside
diameter of 1.6 cm, and the spacing between centers of the conductors is 6 m. The permittivity of
free space is
12
10 854 . 8
F/m. The capacitance to ground per kilometer of each line is
(A)
9
10 2 . 4
F
(B)
9
10 4 . 8
F
(C)
12
10 2 . 4
F
(D)
12
10 4 . 8
F
Q.43 A three phase, 100 MVA, 25 kV generator has solidly grounded neutral. The positive, negative, and
the zero sequence reactances of the generator are 0.2 pu, 0.2 pu, and 0.05 pu, respectively, at the
machine base quantities. If a bolted single phase to ground fault occurs at the terminal of the
unloaded generator, the fault current in amperes immediately after the fault is _________.
Q.44 A system with the open loop transfer function
0(s) =
K
s(s + 2)(s
2
+ 2s + 2)
is connected in a negative feedback configuration with a feedback gain of unity. For the closed loop
system to be marginally stable, the value of K is ______
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Q.45 For the transfer function
0(s) =
S(s + 4)
s(s + u.2S)(s
2
+ 4s + 2S)
The values of the constant gain term and the highest corner frequency of the Bode plot
respectively are
(A) 3.2, 5.0 (B) 16.0, 4.0 (C) 3.2, 4.0 (D) 16.0, 5.0
Q.46 The second order dynamic system
JX
Jt
= PX + u
y = RX
has the matrices P, Q and R as follows:
P = j
1 1
u S
[ = j
u
1
[ R = 
u 1
]
The system has the following controllability and observability properties:
(A) Controllable and observable
(B) Not controllable but observable
(C) Controllable but not observable
(D) Not controllable and not observable
Q.47 Suppose that resistors R
1
and R
2
are connected in parallel to give an equivalent resistor R. If
resistors R
1
and R
2
have tolerance of 1% each, the equivalent resistor R for resistors R
1
= Suu
and R
2
= 2uu will have tolerance of
(A) 0.5% (B) 1% (C) 1.2% (D) 2%
Q.48 Two ammeters X and Y have resistances of 1.2 and 1.5 respectively and they give fullscale
deflection with 150 mA and 250 mA respectively. The ranges have been extended by connecting
shunts so as to give full scale deflection with 15 A. The ammeters along with shunts are connected
in parallel and then placed in a circuit in which the total current flowing is 15A. The current in
amperes indicated in ammeter X is __________.
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Q.49 An oscillator circuit using ideal opamp and diodes is shown in the figure.
The time duration for +ve part of the cycle is t
1
and for ve part is t
2
. The value of c
At
1
t
2
RC
will
be _____________.
Q.50 The SOP (sum of products) form of a Boolean function is (u,1,S,7,11), where inputs are A,B,C,D
(A is MSB, and D is LSB). The equivalent minimized expression of the function is
(A) (B
+ C)(A
+ C)(A
+ B
)(C
+)
(B) (B
+ C)(A
+ C)(A
+ C
)(C
+)
(C) (B
+ C)(A
+ C)(A
+ C
)(C
)
(D) (B
+ C)(A + B
)(A
+ B
)(C
+ )
Q.51 A JK flip flop can be implemented by T flipflops. Identify the correct implementation.
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
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Q.52 In an 8085 microprocessor, the following program is executed
Address location Instruction
2000H XRA A
2001H MVI B,04H
2003H MVI A, 03H
2005H RAR
2006H DCR B
2007H JNZ 2005
200AH HLT
At the end of program, register A contains
(A) 60H (B) 30H (C) 06H (D) 03H
Q.53 A fully controlled converter bridge feeds a highly inductive load with ripple free load current. The
input supply (v
s
) to the bridge is a sinusoidal source. Triggering angle of the bridge converter is
o = 30
0
. The input power factor of the bridge is __________.
Q.54 A singlephase SCR based ac regulator is feeding power to a load consisting of 5 resistance and
16 mH inductance. The input supply is 230 V, 50 Hz ac. The maximum firing angle at which the
voltage across the device becomes zero all throughout and the rms value of current through SCR,
under this operating condition, are
(A) 30
0
and 46 A (B) 30
0
and 23 A
(C) 45
0
and 23 A (D) 45
0
and 32 A
Q.55 The SCR in the circuit shown has a latching current of 40 mA. A gate pulse of 50 s is applied to
the SCR. The maximum value of R in to ensure successful firing of the SCR is _________.
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GATE 2014  Answer Keys
(SET 2)
General Aptitude  GA
Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range
1 A 5 C 9 140 to 140
2 B 6 B 10 A
3 A 7 D
4 B 8 D
Electrical Engineering  EE
Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range
1 A 20 0.78 to 0.82 39 A
2 0.13 to 0.15 21 D 40 0.10 to 0.12
3 C 22 22 to 23 41 49.9 to 50.1
4 B 23 299 to 301 42 B
5 C 24 31.0 to 31.5 43 15300 to
15500
6 35 to 35 25 B 44 5 to 5
7 D 26 B 45 A
8 C 27 0.35 to 0.45 46 C
9 B 28 B 47 B
10 B 29 B 48 9.9 to 10.3
11 A 30 A 49 1.2 to 1.3
12 545 to 555 31 17.3 to 17.4 50 A
13 C 32 C 51 B
14 6.97 to 7.03 33 A 52 A
15 117 to 120 34 C 53 0.74 to 0.82
16 C 35 C 54 C
17 0 to 0 36 1.22 to 1.32 55 6055 to 6065
18 C 37 A
19 56 to 59 38 D
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Q. 1 Q. 5 carry one mark each.
Q.1 While trying to collect an envelope from under the table, Mr. X fell down and
I II III
was losing consciousness.
IV
Which one of the above underlined parts of the sentence is NOT appropriate?
(A) I (B) II (C) III (D) IV
Q.2 If she _______________ how to calibrate the instrument, she _______________ done the
experiment.
(A) knows, will have (B) knew, had
(C) had known, could have (D) should have known, would have
Q.3 Choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the word coherent.
(A) sticky (B) wellconnected (C) rambling (D) friendly
Q.4 Which number does not belong in the series below?
2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, 50, 64
(A) 17 (B) 37 (C) 64 (D) 26
Q.5 The table below has questionwise data on the performance of students in an examination. The
marks for each question are also listed. There is no negative or partial marking in the examination.
What is the average of the marks obtained by the class in the examination?
Q No. Marks
Answered
Correctly
Answered
Wrongly
Not
Attempted
1 2 21 17 6
2 3 15 27 2
3 2 23 18 3
(A) 1.34 (B) 1.74 (C) 3.02 (D) 3.91
Q. 6 Q. 10 carry two marks each.
Q.6 A dance programme is scheduled for 10.00 a.m. Some students are participating in the programme
and they need to come an hour earlier than the start of the event. These students should be
accompanied by a parent. Other students and parents should come in time for the programme. The
instruction you think that is appropriate for this is
(A) Students should come at 9.00 a.m. and parents should come at 10.00 a.m.
(B) Participating students should come at 9.00 a.m. accompanied by a parent, and other parents
and students should come by 10.00 a.m.
(C) Students who are not participating should come by 10.00 a.m. and they should not bring their
parents. Participating students should come at 9.00 a.m.
(D) Participating students should come before 9.00 a.m. Parents who accompany them should
come at 9.00 a.m. All others should come at 10.00 a.m.
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Q.7 By the beginning of the 20
th
century, several hypotheses were being proposed, suggesting a
paradigm shift in our understanding of the universe. However, the clinching evidence was provided
by experimental measurements of the position of a star which was directly behind our sun.
Which of the following inference(s) may be drawn from the above passage?
(i) Our understanding of the universe changes based on the positions of stars
(ii) Paradigm shifts usually occur at the beginning of centuries
(iii) Stars are important objects in the universe
(iv) Experimental evidence was important in confirming this paradigm shift
(A) (i), (ii) and (iv) (B) (iii) only (C) (i) and (iv) (D) (iv) only
Q.8 The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Rupees grew at 7% during 20122013. For international
comparison, the GDP is compared in US Dollars (USD) after conversion based on the market
exchange rate. During the period 20122013 the exchange rate for the USD increased from
Rs. 50/ USD to Rs. 60/ USD. Indias GDP in USD during the period 20122013
(A) increased by 5 % (B) decreased by 13%
(C) decreased by 20% (D) decreased by 11%
Q.9 The ratio of male to female students in a college for five years is plotted in the following line graph.
If the number of female students in 2011 and 2012 is equal, what is the ratio of male students in
2012 to male students in 2011?
(A) 1:1 (B) 2:1 (C) 1.5:1 (D) 2.5:1
Q.10 Consider the equation: (7526)
8
(Y)
8
= (4364)
8
, where (X)
N
stands for X to the base N. Find Y.
(A) 1634 (B) 1737 (C) 3142 (D) 3162
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Q.1 Two matrices A and B are given below:
(
+ +
+ +
=
(
=
2 2
2 2
;
s r qs pr
qs pr q p
B
s r
q p
A
If the rank of matrix A is N, then the rank of matrix B is
(A) N /2 (B) N1 (C) N (D) 2 N
Q.2 A particle, starting from origin at t = 0 s, is traveling along xaxis with velocity
m/s
2
cos
2

\

= t
v
At t = 3 s, the difference between the distance covered by the particle and the magnitude of
displacement from the origin is _________.
Q.3
Let ( ) x z z y y x f
2 2 2
+ + = v , where f and v are scalar and vector fields respectively. If
k j i v x z y + + = , then f v is
(A) x z z y y x
2 2 2
+ +
(B) zx yz xy 2 2 2 + +
(C) z y x + + (D) 0
Q.4 Lifetime of an electric bulb is a random variable with density f(x) = kx
2
, where x is measured in
years. If the minimum and maximum lifetimes of bulb are 1 and 2 years respectively, then the value
of k is ________.
Q.5 A function f(t) is shown in the figure.
The Fourier transform F() of f(t) is
(A) real and even function of . (B) real and odd function of .
(C) imaginary and odd function of . (D) imaginary and even function of .
T/2
T/2
1/2
1/2
t
f(t)
0
Q. 1 Q. 25 carry one mark each.
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The line A to neutral voltage is
105 3 10 V
(B)
105 10 V
(C)
75 3 10 V (D)
90 3 10 V
Q.7 A hollow metallic sphere of radius r is kept at potential of 1 Volt. The total electric flux coming out
of the concentric spherical surface of radius R ( > r) is
(A) r
0
4 (B)
2
0
4 r (C) R
0
4 (D)
2
0
4 R
Q.8 The driving point impedance Z(s) for the circuit shown below is
(A)
4
+3
2
+1
3
+2
(B)
4
+2
2
+4
2
+2
(C)
2
+1
4
+
2
+1
(D)
3
+1
4
+
2
+1
Q.9 A signal is represented by
>
<
=
1 t 0
1 t 1
x(t)
The Fourier transform of the convolved signal x(t/2) x(2t) y(t) = is
(A)
) 2 sin(
2
sin
4
2
\

(B)

\

2
sin
4
2
(C)
) 2 sin(
4
2
(D)
2
2
sin
4
Q.10 For the signal () = 3 sin 8 +6 sin12 + sin14, the minimum sampling frequency
(in Hz) satisfying the Nyquist criterion is _________.
Q.11 In a synchronous machine, hunting is predominantly damped by
(A) mechanical losses in the rotor
(B) iron losses in the rotor
(C) copper losses in the stator
(D) copper losses in the rotor
1H 1H
1F 1F
Z(s)
Q.6
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Q.12 A single phase induction motor is provided with capacitor and centrifugal switch in series with
auxiliary winding. The switch is expected to operate at a speed of 0.7 Ns, but due to malfunctioning
the switch fails to operate. The torquespeed characteristic of the motor is represented by
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Q.13 The noload speed of a 230 V separately excited dc motor is 1400 rpm. The armature resistance
drop and the brush drop are neglected. The field current is kept constant at rated value. The torque
of the motor in Nm for an armature current of 8 A is ____________.
Q.14 In a long transmission line with , , and are the resistance, inductance, shunt conductance and
capacitance per unit length, respectively, the condition for distortionless transmission is
(A) =
(B) = /
(C) =
(D) = /
Q.15 For a fully transposed transmission line
(A) positive, negative and zero sequence impedances are equal
(B) positive and negative sequence impedances are equal
(C) zero and positive sequence impedances are equal
(D) negative and zero sequence impedances are equal
Q.16 A 183bus power system has 150 PQ buses and 32 PV buses. In the general case, to obtain the load
flow solution using NewtonRaphson method in polar coordinates, the minimum number of
simultaneous equations to be solved is ___________.
Torque
Speed
0.7Ns
Ns
Torque
Speed
0.7Ns
Ns
Torque
Speed
0.7Ns
Ns
Torque
Speed
0.7Ns
Ns
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The signal flow graph of a system is shown below. () is the input and () is the output.
Assuming,
1
=
1
and
0
=
0
1
1
, the inputoutput transfer function, () =
()
()
of the system is given by
(A) () =
0
+
1
2
+
0
+
1
(B) () =
1
+
0
2
+
1
+
0
(C) () =
1
+
0
2
+
1
+
0
(D) () =
0
+
1
2
+
0
+
1
Q.18 A singleinput singleoutput feedback system has forward transfer function () and feedback
transfer function (). It is given that ()() < 1. Which of the following is true about the
stability of the system?
(A) The system is always stable
(B) The system is stable if all zeros of ()() are in left half of the splane
(C) The system is stable if all poles of ()() are in left half of the splane
(D) It is not possible to say whether or not the system is stable from the information given
Q.19 An LPF wattmeter of power factor 0.2 is having three voltage settings 300 V, 150 V and 75 V, and
two current settings 5 A and 10 A. The full scale reading is 150. If the wattmeter is used with 150 V
voltage setting and 10 A current setting, the multiplying factor of the wattmeter is _________.
U(s) C(s)
1 1 1
1
0
.
Q.17
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The two signals S1 and S2,
shown in figure, are applied to Y and X deflection plates of an
oscilloscope.
The waveform displayed on the screen is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Q.21 A state diagram of a logic gate which exhibits a delay in the output is shown in the figure, where X
is the dont care condition, and Q is the output representing the state.
The logic gate represented by the state diagram is
(A) XOR (B) OR (C) AND (D) NAND
t
v
1
T 2T
S1
t
v
1
T 2T
S2
X
Y
1
1
X
Y
1
1
X
Y
1
1
X
Y
1
1
0X/1, 10/1
11/0
11/0
0X/1, 10/1
Q=0 Q=1
Q.20
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An operationalamplifier circuit is shown in the figure.
The output of the circuit for a given input v
i
is
(A)
i
v
R
R


\

1
2
(B)
i
v
R
R


\

+
1
2
1
(C)
i
v
R
R


\

+
1
2
1
(D) + V
sat
or V
sat
Q.23 In 8085A microprocessor, the operation performed by the instruction LHLD 2100
H
is
(A)
H H
L H 00 ) ( , 21 ) (
(B) ) 2101 ( ) ( , ) 2100 ( ) (
H H
M L M H
(C) ) 2100 ( ) ( , ) 2101 ( ) (
H H
M L M H
(D)
H H
L H 21 ) ( , 00 ) (
Q.24 A nonideal voltage source
(C) magnitude of
(D) complex conjugate of
Q.25 The torquespeed characteristics of motor (T
M
) and load (T
L
) for two cases are shown in the figures
(a) and (b). The load torque is equal to motor torque at points P, Q, R and S
(a) (b)
The stable operating points are
(A) P and R (B) P and S (C) Q and R (D) Q and S
+
+


vi
vo
R1
R2
R
R
+Vsat
+Vsat
Vsat
Vsat
TM
TL
P
Q
Torque
Speed
S
R
TL
TM
Speed
Torque
Q.22
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Q.26
Integration of the complex function
1
) (
2
2
=
z
z
z f , in the counterclockwise direction, around
z1 = 1, is
(A) i (B) 0 (C) i (D) 2i
Q.27 The mean thickness and variance of silicon steel laminations are 0.2 mm and 0.02 respectively. The
varnish insulation is applied on both the sides of the laminations. The mean thickness of one side
insulation and its variance are 0.1 mm and 0.01 respectively. If the transformer core is made using
100 such varnish coated laminations, the mean thickness and variance of the core respectively are
(A) 30 mm and 0.22 (B) 30 mm and 2.44 (C) 40 mm and 2.44 (D) 40 mm and 0.24
Q.28
The function 1 e (x)
x
= f
is to be solved using NewtonRaphson method. If the initial value of x
0
is taken as 1.0, then the absolute error observed at 2
nd
iteration is _______.
Q.29 The Nortons equivalent source in amperes as seen into the terminals X and Y is _______.
Q.30 The power delivered by the current source, in the figure, is ________.
1 1
1
2 A
1 V
1 V
2.5
2.5V
5
5
5
5V
X
Y
Q. 26 Q. 55 carry two marks each.
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A perfectly conducting metal plate is placed in xy plane in a right handed coordinate system. A
charge of +32
2 , 2, 0,
the electric field vector
(Newtons/Columb) will be
(A) 22
(B) 2
(C) 2
(D) 22
Q.32 A series circuit is observed at two frequencies. At
1
= 1 krad/s, we note that source voltage
1
= 1000 V results in a current
1
= 0.0331 A. At
2
= 2 krad/s, the source voltage
2
= 1000 V results in a current
2
= 20 A. The closest values for , , out of the
following options are
(A) = 50 ; = 25 mH; = 10 F; (B) = 50 ; = 10 mH; = 25 F;
(C) = 50 ; = 50 mH; = 5 F; (D) = 50 ; = 5 mH; = 50 F;
Q.33 A continuoustime LTI system with system function () has the following polezero plot. For
this system, which of the alternatives is TRUE?
(A) (0) > ();  > 0 (B) () has multiple maxima, at
1
and
2
(C) (0) < ();  > 0 (D) () = constant; < <
Q.34 A sinusoid () of unknown frequency is sampled by an impulse train of period 20 ms. The
resulting sample train is next applied to an ideal lowpass filter with a cutoff at 25 Hz. The filter
output is seen to be a sinusoid of frequency 20 Hz. This means that () has a frequency of
(A) 10 Hz (B) 60 Hz (C) 30 Hz (D) 90 Hz
Q.35 A differentiable non constant even function () has a derivative (), and their respective Fourier
Transforms are () and (). Which of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) () and () are both real. (B) () is real and () is imaginary.
(C) () and () are both imaginary. (D) () is imaginary and () is real.
(0,0)
Q.31
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An open circuit test is performed on 50 Hz transformer, using variable frequency source and
keeping V/f ratio constant, to separate its eddy current and hysteresis losses. The variation of core
loss/frequency as function of frequency is shown in the figure
The hysteresis and eddy current losses of the transformer at 25 Hz respectively are
(A) 250 W and 2.5 W (B) 250 W and 62.5W
(C) 312.5 W and 62.5 W (D) 312.5 W and 250 W
Q.37 A nonsalient pole synchronous generator having synchronous reactance of 0.8 pu is supplying 1 pu
power to a unity power factor load at a terminal voltage of 1.1 pu. Neglecting the armature
resistance, the angle of the voltage behind the synchronous reactance with respect to the angle of
the terminal voltage in degrees is ________.
Q.38 A separately excited 300 V DC shunt motor under no load runs at 900 rpm drawing an armature
current of 2 A. The armature resistance is 0.5 and leakage inductance is 0.01 H. When loaded,
the armature current is 15 A. Then the speed in rpm is _____
Q.39 The load shown in the figure absorbs 4 kW at a power factor of 0.89 lagging.
Assuming the transformer to be ideal, the value of the reactance X to improve the input power
factor to unity is ___________.
10
15
5
25 50
Pc/f
(W/Hz)
f (Hz)
X ZL
2:1
110 V
50 Hz
ac source
1
Q.36
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The parameters measured for a 220V/110V, 50 Hz, singlephase transformer are:
Self inductance of primary winding = 45 mH
Self inductance of secondary winding = 30 mH
Mutual inductance between primary and secondary windings = 20 mH
Using the above parameters, the leakage (L
l1
, L
l2
) and magnetizing (L
m
) inductances as referred to
primary side in the equivalent circuit respectively, are
(A) 5mH, 20mH and 40mH
(B) 5mH, 80mH and 40mH
(C) 25mH, 10mH and 20mH (D) 45mH, 30mH and 20mH
Q.41 For a 400 km long transmission line, the series impedance is (0.0 + j0.5) /km and the shunt
admittance is (0.0 + j5.0) mho/km. The magnitude of the series impedance (in ) of the
equivalent circuit of the transmission line is ________.
Q.42 The complex power consumed by a constantvoltage load is given by (
1
+
1
),
where, 1 kW
1
1.5 kW and 0.5 kVAR
1
1 kVAR.
A compensating shunt capacitor is chosen such that  0.25 kVAR, where Q is the net reactive
power consumed by the capacitorload combination. The reactive power (in kVAR) supplied by the
capacitor is _________.
Q.43 The figure shows the single line diagram of a single machine infinite bus system.
The inertia constant of the synchronous generator = 5 MWs/MVA. Frequency is 50 Hz.
Mechanical power is 1 pu. The system is operating at the stable equilibrium point with rotor angle
equal to 30
o
. A three phase short circuit fault occurs at a certain location on one of the circuits of
the double circuit transmission line. During fault, electrical power in pu is
(in
pu) is _______.
Q.44 The block diagram of a system is shown in the figure
s
1
+

+


s G(s) R(s)
C(s)
If the desired transfer function of the system is
1 ) (
) (
2
+ +
=
s s
s
s R
s C
then G(s) is
(A) 1 (B) s (C) 1/s (D)
2
2 3
+
s s s
s
Infinite
bus
Q.40
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Consider the system described by following state space equations
u
x
x
x
x
(
+
(
=
(
1
0
1 1
1 0
2
1
2
1
;  
(
=
2
1
0 1
x
x
y
If u is unit step input, then the steady state error of the system is
(A) 0 (B) 1/2 (C) 2/3 (D) 1
Q.46 The magnitude Bode plot of a network is shown in the figure
0
1
1
3
Slope 20 dB/decade
log
10
G(j)
dB
The maximum phase angle
m
and the corresponding gain G
m
respectively, are
(A) 30 and dB 73 . 1 (B) 30 and dB 77 . 4
(C) + 30 and dB 77 . 4 (D) + 30 and dB 73 . 1
Q.47 A periodic waveform observed across a load is represented by
< +
< +
=
12 6 sin 1
6 0 sin 1
) (
t t
t t
t V
The measured value, using moving iron voltmeter connected across the load, is
(A)
2
3
(B)
3
2
(C)
2
3
(D)
3
2
Q.48 In the bridge circuit shown, the capacitors are loss free. At balance, the value of capacitance C
1
in
microfarad is _________.
35k
C
1
0.1F
105k
Vsin(t)
G
Q.45
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Two monoshot multivibrators, one positive edge triggered (M
1
) and another negative edge triggered
(M
2
), are connected as shown in figure
The monoshots M
1
and M
2
when triggered produce pulses of width T
1
and T
2
respectively, where
T
1
>T
2
. The steady state output voltage v
o
of the circuit is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Q1
Q1
M1
Q2
Q2
M2
+5V
vo
10k
10F
T1 T1 T1
T2 T2
vo
t
T1
T1
vo
t
T1
T1
T1 T1
T2 T2 T2
vo
t
T2 T2 T2
vo
t
T2 T2
T2
Q.49
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The transfer characteristic of the Opamp circuit shown in figure is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Q.51 A 3bit gray counter is used to control the output of the multiplexer as shown in the figure. The
initial state of the counter is 000
2
. The output is pulled high. The output of the circuit follows the
sequence
+ 5 V
3bit gray
counter
4 X 1
MUX
I
0
I
1
I
2
I
3
R
A
0
A
1
A
2
E
CLK
S
0 S
1
Output
0
1
2
3
(A) I
0
, 1, 1, I
1
, I
3
, 1, 1, I
2
(B) I
0
, 1, I
1
, 1, I
2
, 1,
I
3
, 1
(C) 1, I
0
, 1, I
1
, I
2
, 1, I
3
,1 (D) I
0
, I
1
, I
2
, I
3
,
I
0
, I
1
, I
2
, I
3
+
+


vi
vo
R
R
+Vsat
+Vsat
Vsat
Vsat
R
R
R
R
vi
v0
1
v
i
v
0
1
vi
v0
1
vi
v0
1
Q.50
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A hysteresis type TTL inverter is used to realize an oscillator in the circuit shown in the figure.
If the lower and upper trigger level voltages are 0.9 V and 1.7 V, the period (in ms), for which
output is LOW, is __________.
Q.53 A threephase fully controlled bridge converter is fed through stardelta transformer as shown in the
figure.
The converter is operated at a firing angle of 30
0
. Assuming the load current (I
0
) to be virtually
constant at 1 p.u. and transformer to be an ideal one, the input phase current waveform is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
10k
0.1F
vo
+5V
1:K
R
Y
B
IR
Io
0 2
1/3K
2/3K
IR
0 2
K/3
2K/3
IR
0 2
2K/3
IR
0 2
2/3K
IR
Q.52
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A diode circuit feeds an ideal inductor as shown in the figure. Given
2
+ 2
iL
C
C
Load
VAO
2
VDC/2
VDC/2
VAO
2
VDC/2
VAO
2
VDC/2
VAO
2
VDC/2
VDC/2
Q.54
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GATE 2014  Answer Keys
(SET 3)
General Aptitude  GA
Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range
1 D 5 C 9 C
2 C 6 B 10 C
3 C 7 D
4 C 8 D
Electrical Engineering  EE
Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range
1 C 20 A 39 879 to 881
2 2 to 2 21 D 40 23 to 24
3 A 22 D 41 B
4 0.4 to 0.5 23 C 42 186 to 188
5 C 24 C 43 0.75 to 0.75
6 C 25 B 44 0.22 to 0.24
7 A 26 C 45 B
8 A 27 D 46 A
9 A 28 0.05 to 0.07 47 C
10 14 to 14 29 2 to 2 48 A
11 D 30 3 to 3 49 0.3 to 0.3
12 C 31 B 50 C
13 12.45 to
12.65
32 B 51 C
14 A 33 D 52 A
15 B 34 C 53 0.62 to 0.66
16 332 to 332 35 B 54 B
17 C 36 B 55 16.6 to 17.4
18 A 37 32.4 to 34.0
19 2 to 2 38 C
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Q.1 to Q.25 carry one mark each.
Q.1 In the circuit shown below what is the output voltage (V
out
) in Volts if a silicon transistor Q and an
ideal opamp are used?
(A) 15 (B) 0.7
(C) 0.7 (D) 15
Q.2
The transfer function
) (
) (
1
2
s V
s V
of the circuit shown below is
(A)
1
1 5 . 0
+
+
s
s
(B)
2
6 3
+
+
s
s
(C)
1
2
+
+
s
s
(D)
2
1
+
+
s
s
Q.3 Assuming zero initial condition, the response ) (t y of the system given below to a unit step input
) (t u is
(A) ( ) u t (B) ( ) t u t (C) ) (
2
2
t u
t
(D) ( )
t
e u t
Q.4 The impulse response of a system is ) ( ) ( t u t t h = . For an input , ) 1 ( t u the output is
(A) ) (
2
2
t u
t
(B) ) 1 (
2
) 1 (
t u
t t
(C) ) 1 (
2
2
) 1 (
t u
t
(D) ) 1 (
2
1
2
t u
t
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Q.5 Which one of the following statements is NOT TRUE for a continuous time causal and stable
LTI system?
(A) All the poles of the system must lie on the left side of the j
axis.
(B) Zeros of the system can lie anywhere in the splane.
(C) All the poles must lie within 1. s =
(D) All the roots of the characteristic equation must be located on the left side of the j axis.
Q.6
Two systems with impulse responses
1
( ) h t and
2
( ) h t are connected in cascade. Then the overall
impulse response of the cascaded system is given by
(A) product of
1
( ) h t and
2
( ) h t
(B) sum of
1
( ) h t and
2
( ) h t
(C) convolution of
1
( ) h t and
2
( ) h t
(D) subtraction of
2
( ) h t from
1
( ) h t
Q.7 A source ( ) cos100
s
v t V t =
has an internal impedance of
(4 + j3) . If a purely resistive load
connected to this source has to extract the maximum power out of the source, its value in should
be
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 7
Q.8 A singlephase load is supplied by a singlephase voltage source. If the current flowing from the
load to the source is
0
10 150 A and if the voltage at the load terminals is
0
100 60 V, then the
(A) load absorbs real power and delivers reactive power.
(B) load absorbs real power and absorbs reactive power.
(C) load delivers real power and delivers reactive power.
(D) load delivers real power and absorbs reactive power.
Q.9 A singlephase transformer has noload loss of 64 W, as obtained from an opencircuit test. When a
shortcircuit test is performed on it with 90% of the rated currents flowing in its both LV and HV
windings, the measured loss is 81 W. The transformer has maximum efficiency when operated at
(A) 50.0% of the rated current.
(B) 64.0% of the rated current.
(C) 80.0% of the rated current.
(D) 88.8% of the rated current.
Q.10
The flux density at a point in space is given by 4 2 8 x ky = + +
x y z
B a a a Wb/m
2
. The value of
constant k must be equal to
(A) 2 (B) 0.5 (C) +0.5 (D) +2
Q.11
A continuous random variable X has a probability density function , ) (
x
e x f
= < < x 0 . Then
} 1 { > X P is
(A) 0.368 (B) 0.5 (C) 0.632 (D) 1.0
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Q.12
The curl of the gradient of the scalar field defined by
2 2 2
2 3 4 V x y y z z x = + + is
(A) 4 6 8 xy yz zx + +
x y z
a a a
(B) 4 6 8 + +
x y z
a a a
(C)
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
4 4 2 6 3 8 xy z x yz y zx + + + + +
x y z
a a a
(D) 0
Q.13 In the feedback network shown below, if the feedback factor k is increased, then the
A
0
k
v
in
v
out
v
1
+
+
+
+
+
v
f
= kv
out
(A) input impedance increases and output impedance decreases.
(B) input impedance increases and output impedance also increases.
(C) input impedance decreases and output impedance also decreases.
(D) input impedance decreases and output impedance increases.
Q.14 The input impedance of the permanent magnet moving coil (PMMC) voltmeter is infinite.
Assuming that the diode shown in the figure below is ideal, the reading of the voltmeter in Volts is
(A) 4.46 (B) 3.15 (C) 2.23 (D) 0
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Q.15 The Bode plot of a transfer function ) (s G is shown in the figure below.
C
a
l
n
(
d
8
)
The gain ) ) ( log 20 ( s G is 32 dB and 8 dB at 1 rad/s and 10 rad/s respectively. The phase is
negative for all . Then ) (s G is
(A)
s
8 . 39
(B)
2
8 . 39
s
(C)
s
32
(D)
2
32
s
Q.16 A bulb in a staircase has two switches, one switch being at the ground floor and the other one at the
first floor. The bulb can be turned ON and also can be turned OFF by any one of the switches
irrespective of the state of the other switch. The logic of switching of the bulb resembles
(A) an AND gate (B) an OR gate (C) an XOR gate (D) a NAND gate
Q.17 For a periodic signal ) 4 / 500 ( 6 300 10 100 30 ) ( + + + = t sin t cos t sin t v , the fundamental
frequency in rad/s is
(A) 100 (B) 300 (C) 500 (D) 1500
Q.18 A bandlimited signal with a maximum frequency of 5 kHz is to be sampled. According to the
sampling theorem, the sampling frequency in kHz which is not valid is
(A) 5 (B) 12 (C) 15 (D) 20
Q.19 Consider a delta connection of resistors and its equivalent star connection as shown below. If all
elements of the delta connection are scaled by a factor k, k > 0, the elements of the corresponding
star equivalent will be scaled by a factor of
R
B
R
C
R
b
R
a
R
c
R
A
(A) k
2
(B) k (C) 1/k (D) k
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Q.20 The angle in the swing equation of a synchronous generator is the
(A) angle between stator voltage and current.
(B) angular displacement of the rotor with respect to the stator.
(C) angular displacement of the stator mmf with respect to a synchronously rotating axis.
(D) angular displacement of an axis fixed to the rotor with respect to a synchronously rotating axis.
Q.21 Leakage flux in an induction motor is
(A) flux that leaks through the machine
(B) flux that links both stator and rotor windings
(C) flux that links none of the windings
(D) flux that links the stator winding or the rotor winding but not both
Q.22
Three moving iron type voltmeters are connected as shown below. Voltmeter readings are
1 2
, and V V V , as indicated. The correct relation among the voltmeter readings is
(A)
1 2
2 2
V V
V = + (B)
1 2
V V V = + (C)
1 2
V VV = (D)
2 1
V V V =
Q.23 Square roots of i , where 1 i = , are
(A) i, i
(B)
3 3
cos( ) sin( ), cos( ) sin( )
4 4 4 4
i i
+ +
(C)
3 3
cos( ) sin( ), cos( ) sin( )
4 4 4 4
i i
+ +
(D)
3 3 3 3
cos( ) sin( ), cos( ) sin( )
4 4 4 4
i i
+ +
Q.24 Given a vector field
2 2
, y x yz x =
x y z
F a a a the line integral d
0
0
1 1
2 2
2
1
x
x
has
(A) no solution
(B) only one solution
0
0
2
1
x
x
(C) nonzero unique solution
(D) multiple solutions
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Q.26 to Q.55 carry two marks each.
Q.26 A strain gauge forms one arm of the bridge shown in the figure below and has a nominal resistance
without any load as R
s
= 300 . Other bridge resistances are R
1
= R
2
= R
3
= 300 . The maximum
permissible current through the strain gauge is 20 mA. During certain measurement when the
bridge is excited by maximum permissible voltage and the strain gauge resistance is increased by
1% over the nominal value, the output voltage V
0
in mV is
V
i
R
1
R
2
R
3
R
s
V
0
+

+ 
(A) 56.02 (B) 40.83 (C) 29.85 (D) 10.02
Q.27 In the circuit shown below, the knee current of the ideal Zener diode is 10 mA. To maintain 5 V
across R
L
, the minimum value of R
L
in and the minimum power rating of the Zener diode in mW
respectively are
(A) 125 and 125 (B) 125 and 250 (C) 250 and 125 (D) 250 and 250
Q.28
The openloop transfer function of a dc motor is given as
s s V
s
a
10 1
10
) (
) (
+
=
. When connected in
feedback as shown below, the approximate value of
a
K that will reduce the time constant of the
closed loop system by one hundred times as compared to that of the openloop system is
K
a
10
1+10s
V
a
(s)
(s)
R(s)
+
_
(A) 1 (B) 5 (C) 10 (D) 100
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Q.29 In the circuit shown below, if the source voltage V
S
= 10053.13 V then the Thevenins equivalent
voltage in Volts as seen by the load resistance R
L
is
V
S
j4 j6 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3
R
L
=10 10V
L1
j40I
2
I
2
I
1
V
L1
(A) 10090 (B) 8000 (C) 80090 (D) 10060
Q.30 Three capacitors C
1
, C
2
, and C
3,
whose values are 10F, 5F, and 2F respectively, have
breakdown voltages of 10V, 5V, and 2V respectively. For the interconnection shown, the maximum
safe voltage in Volts that can be applied across the combination and the corresponding total charge
in C stored in the effective capacitance across the terminals are respectively
C
3
C
1
C
2
(A) 2.8 and 36 (B) 7 and 119
(C) 2.8 and 32 (D) 7 and 80
Q.31 A voltage Volts is applied across YZ. Assuming ideal diodes, the voltage measured
across WX in Volts is
1k
_
+
1k
W X
Z
Y
(A) (B) 2 / ) sin (sin t t +
(C) 2 / ) sin (sin t t (D) 0 for all t
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Q.32 The separately excited dc motor in the figure below has a rated armature current of 20 A and a rated
armature voltage of 150 V. An ideal chopper switching at 5 kHz is used to control the armature
voltage. If L
a
= 0.1 mH, R
a
= 1 , neglecting armature reaction, the duty ratio of the chopper to
obtain 50% of the rated torque at the rated speed and the rated field current is
(A) 0.4 (B) 0.5 (C) 0.6 (D) 0.7
Q.33
For a power system network with n nodes, Z
33
of its bus impedance matrix is j0.5 per unit. The
voltage at node 3 is 1.3 10 per unit. If a capacitor having reactance of j3.5 per unit is now
added to the network between node 3 and the reference node, the current drawn by the capacitor per
unit is
(A) 0.325 100 (B) 0.325 80 (C) 0.371 100 (D) 0.433 80
Q.34 A dielectric slab with 500 mm 500 mm crosssection is 0.4 m long. The slab is subjected to a uniform
electric field of 6 8 = +
x y
E a a kV/mm. The relative permittivity of the dielectric material is equal to
2. The value of constant
12
0
is 8.85 10
F/m. The energy stored in the dielectric in Joules is
(A) 8.85 10
11
(B) 8.85 10
5
(C) 88.5 (D) 885
Q.35 A matrix has eigenvalues 1 and 2. The corresponding eigenvectors are
1
1
and
2
1
respectively. The matrix is
(A)
2 1
1 1
(B)
4 2
2 1
(C)
2 0
0 1
(D)
3 2
1 0
Q.36
2
2
4
4
z
dz
z
+
evaluated anticlockwise around the circle 2 z i = , where 1 i = , is
(A) 4 (B) 0 (C) 2 + (D) 2 2i +
L
a
, R
a
200 v
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Q.37 The clock frequency applied to the digital circuit shown in the figure below is 1 kHz. If the initial
state of the output Q of the flipflop is 0, then the frequency of the output waveform Q in kHz is
(A) 0.25 (B) 0.5 (C) 1 (D) 2
Q.38 In the circuit shown below, Q
1
has negligible collectortoemitter saturation voltage and the diode
drops negligible voltage across it under forward bias. If V
cc
is +5 V, X and Y are digital signals
with 0 V as logic 0 and V
cc
as logic 1, then the Boolean expression for Z is
(A) Y X (B) (C) Y X (D) XY
Q.39 In the circuit shown below the opamps are ideal. Then V
out
in Volts is
(A) 4 (B) 6 (C) 8 (D) 10
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Q.40 The signal flow graph for a system is given below. The transfer function
) (
) (
s U
s Y
for this system is
(A)
2 6 5
1
2
+ +
+
s s
s
(B)
2 6
1
2
+ +
+
s s
s
(C)
2 4
1
2
+ +
+
s s
s
(D)
2 6 5
1
2
+ + s s
Q.41 The impulse response of a continuous time system is given by ( ) ( 1) ( 3) h t t t = + . The value
of the step response at t = 2 is
(A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 3
Q.42 Two magnetically uncoupled inductive coils have Q factors q
1
and q
2
at the chosen operating
frequency. Their respective resistances are R
1
and R
2
. When connected in series, their effective
Q factor at the same operating frequency is
(A)
1 1 2 2
q R q R + (B)
1 1 2 2
/ / q R q R +
(C)
1 1 2 2 1 2
( ) / ( ) q R q R R R + + (D)
1 2 2 1
q R q R +
Q.43
The following arrangement consists of an ideal transformer and an attenuator which attenuates
by a factor of 0.8. An ac voltage
1 WX
V = 100V is applied across WX to get an open circuit voltage
1 YZ
V across YZ. Next, an ac voltage
2 YZ
V = 100V is applied across YZ to get an open circuit
voltage
2 WX
V across WX. Then,
1 1
/
YZ WX
V V ,
2 2
/
WX YZ
V V are respectively,
W
X
Y
Z
1:1.25
(A) 125/100 and 80/100 (B) 100/100 and 80/100
(C) 100/100 and 100/100 (D) 80/100 and 80/100
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Q.44 Thyristor T in the figure below is initially off and is triggered with a single pulse of width 10 s. It
is given that ( ) H
100
= L and ( ) . F
100
1
1
1 0
0 2
2
1
2
1
, 0 ) 0 ( , 0 ) 0 (
2 1
= = x x and [ ]
=
2
1
0 1
x
x
y
Q.50 The system is
(A) controllable but not observable
(B) not controllable but observable
(C) both controllable and observable
(D) both not controllable and not observable
Q.51 The response ) (t y to a unit step input is
(A)
t
e
2
2
1
2
1
(B)
t t
e e
2
1
2
1
1
2
(C)
t t
e e
2
(D)
t
e
1
Linked Answer Questions
Statement for Linked Answer Questions 52 and 53:
In the following network, the voltage magnitudes at all buses are equal to 1 p.u., the voltage phase angles
are very small, and the line resistances are negligible. All the line reactances are equal to j1 .
Q.52 The voltage phase angles in rad at buses 2 and 3 are
(A)
2 3
0.1, 0.2 = =
(B)
2 3
0, 0.1 = =
(C)
2 3
0.1, 0.1 = =
(D)
2 3
0.1, 0.2 = =
Q.53 If the base impedance and the linetoline base voltage are 100 and 100 kV, respectively, then the
real power in MW delivered by the generator connected at the slack bus is
(A) 10 (B) 0 (C) 10 (D) 20
2
=0.1 pu
3
=0.2 pu
8us 1(slack)
8us 2
8us 3
1
1
1
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Statement for Linked Answer Questions 54 and 55:
The Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) shown in the figure below is switched to provide a 50 Hz, squarewave
ac output voltage (v
o
) across an RL load. Reference polarity of v
o
and reference direction of the output
current i
o
are indicated in the figure. It is given that , 3 = R . mH 55 . 9 = L
Q.54 In the interval when 0
0
< v and 0
0
> i the pair of devices which conducts the load current is
(A) Q1, Q2 (B) Q3, Q4 (C) D1, D2 (D) D3, D4
Q.55 Appropriate transition i.e., Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS)/Zero Current Switching (ZCS) of the
IGBTs during turnon/turnoff is
(A) ZVS during turnoff (B) ZVS during turnon
(C) ZCS during turnoff (D) ZCS during turnon
v
o
i
o
+

V
dc
Q 1
Q 2
Q 3
Q 4
D 1
D 2
D 3
D 4
R
L
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Q.56 to Q.60 carry one mark each.
Q.56 They were requested not to quarrel with others.
Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word quarrel?
(A) make out (B) call out (C) dig out (D) fall out
Q.57 In the summer of 2012, in New Delhi, the mean temperature of Monday to Wednesday was 41C
and of Tuesday to Thursday was 43C. If the temperature on Thursday was 15% higher than that of
Monday, then the temperature in C on Thursday was
(A) 40 (B) 43 (C) 46 (D) 49
Q.58 Complete the sentence:
Dare _______________ mistakes.
(A) commit (B) to commit (C) committed (D) committing
Q.59 Choose the grammatically CORRECT sentence:
(A) Two and two add four.
(B) Two and two become four.
(C) Two and two are four.
(D) Two and two make four.
Q.60 Statement: You can always give me a ring whenever you need.
Which one of the following is the best inference from the above statement?
(A) Because I have a nice caller tune.
(B) Because I have a better telephone facility.
(C) Because a friend in need is a friend indeed.
(D) Because you need not pay towards the telephone bills when you give me a ring.
Q.61 to Q.65 carry two marks each.
Q.61 What is the chance that a leap year, selected at random, will contain 53 Saturdays?
(A) 2/7 (B) 3/7 (C) 1/7 (D) 5/7
Q.62 Statement: There were different streams of freedom movements in colonial India carried out by the
moderates, liberals, radicals, socialists, and so on.
Which one of the following is the best inference from the above statement?
(A) The emergence of nationalism in colonial India led to our Independence.
(B) Nationalism in India emerged in the context of colonialism.
(C) Nationalism in India is homogeneous.
(D) Nationalism in India is heterogeneous.
Q.63 The set of values of p for which the roots of the equation 3x
2
+2x+p(p1) = 0 are of opposite sign is
(A) (, 0) (B) (0, 1) (C) (1, ) (D) (0, )
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Q.64 A car travels 8 km in the first quarter of an hour, 6 km in the second quarter and 16 km in the third
quarter. The average speed of the car in km per hour over the entire journey is
(A) 30 (B) 36 (C) 40 (D) 24
Q.65 Find the sum to n terms of the series 10+84+ 734 + .....
(A)
( )
1
10
1 9 9
+
+
n
(B)
( )
1
8
1 9 9
+
n
(C)
( )
n
n
+
8
1 9 9
(D)
( )
2
8
1 9 9
n
n
+
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Q. 1 Q. 25 carry one mark each.
Q.1 Two independent random variables X and Y are uniformly distributed in the interval [1,1]. The
probability that max[X, Y] is less than 2 1 is
(A) 4 3 (B) 16 9 (C) 4 1 (D) 3 2
Q.2
If 1 = x , then the value of
x
x is
(A)
2 / t
e (B)
2 / t
e
(C) x (D) 1
Q.3 Given
3
2
1
1
) (
+
+
=
z z
z f . If C is a counterclockwise path in the zplane such that 1 1 = + z , the value
of
}
C
dz z f
j
) (
2
1
t
is
(A) 2 (B) 1 (C) 1 (D) 2
Q.4 In the circuit shown below, the current through the inductor is
1 O
1 O
j1 O
 j1 O
A
A
V
+   +
V 1 0
1 0
1 0
1 0
(A) A
1
2
j +
(B) A
1
1
j +
(C) A
1
1
j +
(D) 0 A
Q.5 The impedance looking into nodes 1 and 2 in the given circuit is
i
b
99i
b
9kO
100O
1kO
1
2
(A) 50 O (B) 100 O (C) 5 kO (D) 10.1 kO
Q.6 A system with transfer function
) 4 ( ) 3 ( ) 1 (
) 2 ( ) 9 (
) (
2
+ + +
+ +
=
s s s
s s
s G
is excited by ) ( sin t e . The steadystate output of the system is zero at
(A) rad/s 1 = e (B) rad/s 2 = e
(C) rad/s 3 = e (D) rad/s 4 = e
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Q.7 In the sum of products function
=
13 10 5
10 18 10
5 10 13
j Y
If each transmission line between the two buses is represented by an equivalent tnetwork, the
magnitude of the shunt susceptance of the line connecting bus 1 and 2 is
(A) 4 (B) 2 (C) 1 (D) 0
Q.10 The slip of an induction motor normally does not depend on
(A) rotor speed (B) synchronous speed
(C) shaft torque (D) coreloss component
Q.11 A twophase load draws the following phase currents: ) sin( ) (
1 1
 e = t I t i
m
,
) cos( ) (
2 2
 e = t I t i
m
. These currents are balanced if
1
 is equal to
(A)
2
 (B)
2
 (C) ) 2 / (
2
 t (D) ) 2 / (
2
 t +
Q.12 A periodic voltage waveform observed on an oscilloscope across a load is shown. A permanent
magnet moving coil (PMMC) meter connected across the same load reads
(A) 4 V (B) 5 V (C) 8 V (D) 10 V
Q.13 The bridge method commonly used for finding mutual inductance is
(A) Heaviside Campbell bridge (B) Schering bridge
(C) De Sauty bridge (D) Wien bridge
10V
5V
v(t)
0 10 12 20
5V
time (ms)
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Q.14 With initial condition 5 . 0 ) 1 ( = x , the solution of the differential equation
t x
dt
dx
t = + is
(A)
2
1
= t x (B)
2
1
2
= t x
(C)
2
2
t
x =
(D)
2
t
x =
Q.15 The unilateral Laplace transform of f (t) is
1
1
2
+ + s s
. The unilateral Laplace transform of ) (t f t is
(A)
2 2
) 1 ( + +
s s
s
(B)
2 2
) 1 (
1 2
+ +
+
s s
s
(C)
2 2
) 1 ( + + s s
s
(D)
2 2
) 1 (
1 2
+ +
+
s s
s
Q.16 The average power delivered to an impedance ) 3 4 ( j O by a current ) 100 100 ( cos 5 + t t A is
(A) 44.2 W (B) 50 W (C) 62.5 W (D) 125 W
Q.17 In the following figure, C
1
and C
2
are ideal capacitors. C
1
has been charged to 12 V before the ideal
switch S is closed at t = 0. The current i(t) for all t is
C
1
t = 0
C
2
i(t)
S
(A) zero (B) a step function
(C) an exponentially decaying function (D) an impulse function
Q.18 The iv characteristics of the diode in the circuit given below are
<
>
=
V 7 . 0 , A 0
V 7 . 0 , A
500
7 . 0
v
v
v
i
The current in the circuit is
+
1kO
10V

i
+

v
(A) 10 mA (B) 9.3 mA (C) 6.67 mA (D) 6.2 mA
Q.19 The output Y of a 2bit comparator is logic 1 whenever the 2bit input A is greater than the 2bit
input B. The number of combinations for which the output is logic 1, is
(A) 4 (B) 6 (C) 8 (D) 10
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Q.20 Consider the given circuit.
A
B
CLK
In this circuit, the race around
(A) does not occur (B) occurs when CLK = 0
(C) occurs when CLK = 1 and A = B = 1 (D) occurs when CLK = 1 and A = B = 0
Q.21 The figure shows a twogenerator system supplying a load of P
D
= 40 MW, connected at bus 2.
G
1
P
G1
Bus 1 Bus 2
G
2
P
G2
P
D
= 40 MW
The fuel cost of generators G
1
and G
2
are :
MWh / Rs 000 , 10 ) (
1 1
=
G
P C and MWh / Rs 500 , 12 ) (
2 2
=
G
P C
and the loss in the line is
2
) pu ( 1 ) pu (
5 . 0
G loss
P P = , where the loss coefficient is specified in pu on a
100 MVA base. The most economic power generation schedule in MW is
(A) P
G1
= 20, P
G2
= 22 (B) P
G1
= 22, P
G2
= 20
(C) P
G1
= 20, P
G2
= 20 (D) P
G1
= 0, P
G2
= 40
Q.22 The sequence components of the fault current are as follows: I
positive
= j1.5 pu, I
negative
= j0.5 pu,
I
zero
= j1 pu. The type of fault in the system is
(A) LG (B) LL (C) LLG (D) LLLG
Q.23 A halfcontrolled singlephase bridge rectifier is supplying an RL load. It is operated at a firing
angle and the load current is continuous. The fraction of cycle that the freewheeling diode
conducts is
(A)
2
1
(B) ( )
t
o
1 (C)
t
o
2
(D)
t
o
Q.24 The typical ratio of latching current to holding current in a 20 A thyristor is
(A) 5.0
(B) 2.0
(C) 1.0
(D) 0.5
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Q.25 For the circuit shown in the figure, the voltage and current expressions are
) 3 ( sin ) ( sin ) (
3 1
t E t E t v e e + = and ) 5 ( sin ) 3 ( sin ) ( sin ) (
5 3 3 1 1
t I t I t I t i e  e  e + + = .
The average power measured by the Wattmeter is
+
i(t)
L
o
a
d
Wattmeter
v(t)
(A)
1 1 1
cos
2
1
 I E (B) ] cos cos [
2
1
5 1 3 3 1 1 1 1
I E I E I E + +  
(C) ] cos cos [
2
1
3 3 3 1 1 1
  I E I E + (D) ] cos cos [
2
1
1 1 3 1 1 1
  I E I E +
Q. 26 to Q. 55 carry two marks each.
Q.26 Given that
(
=
0 2
3 5
A and ,
1 0
0 1
(
= I the value of
3
A is
(A) 15 A + 12 I (B) 19 A + 30 I
(C) 17 A + 15 I (D) 17 A + 21 I
Q.27 The maximum value of 5 24 9 ) (
2 3
+ + = x x x x f in the interval [1, 6] is
(A) 21 (B) 25 (C) 41 (D) 46
Q.28 If V, 6 V V
B A
= then
D C
V V is
10 V
2 O
R
1 O
V
A V
B
V
C V
D
2 A
5 V
+ 
R
R
R R
R
R
+

R
(A) 5 V (B) 2 V (C) 3 V (D) 6 V
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Q.29 The voltage gain
v
A of the circuit shown below is
v
o
13.7 Volts
12kO
=100
100kO
10kO
v
i
C
C
(A) 200 ~
v
A (B) 100 ~
v
A (C) 20 ~
v
A (D) 10 ~
v
A
Q.30 The state transition diagram for the logic circuit shown is
D Q
CLK
Select
21 MUX
X1
X0
Y
A
Q
(A)
A=1
A=0
A=0
A=1
Q=1 Q=0
(B)
A=0
A=1
A=0
A=1
Q=1 Q=0
(C)
A=0
A=1
A=1
A=0
Q=1 Q=0
(D)
A=1
A=0
A=1
A=0
Q=1 Q=0
Q.31 Let y[n] denote the convolution of h[n] and g[n], where ] [ ) 2 / 1 ( ] [ n u n h
n
= and g[n] is a causal
sequence. If y[0] = 1 and y[1] = 1/2, then g[1] equals
(A) 0 (B) 1/2 (C) 1 (D) 3/2
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Q.32 The circuit shown is a

+
+
+
 
+5V
5V
Input Output
C R
1
R
2
(A) low pass filter with f
3dB
=
C R R ) (
1
2 1
+
rad/s
(B) high pass filter with f
3dB
=
C R
1
1
rad/s
(C) low pass filter with f
3dB
=
C R
1
1
rad/s
(D) high pass filter with f
3dB
=
C R R ) (
1
2 1
+
rad/s
Q.33 For the system shown below, S
D1
and S
D2
are complex power demands at bus 1 and bus 2
respectively. If pu 1 V
2
= , the VAR rating of the capacitor (Q
G2
) connected at bus 2 is
S
G1
Bus 2
Q
G2
S
D2
= 1 pu S
D1
= 1 pu
V
1
=1 0 pu
Z = j 0.5 p.u
Bus 1
V
2
(A) 0.2 pu (B) 0.268 pu (C) 0.312 pu (D) 0.4 pu
Q.34 A cylindrical rotor generator delivers 0.5 pu power in the steadystate to an infinite bus through a
transmission line of reactance 0.5 pu. The generator noload voltage is 1.5 pu and the infinite bus
voltage is 1 pu. The inertia constant of the generator is 5 MWs/MVA and the generator reactance
is 1 pu. The critical clearing angle, in degrees, for a threephase dead short circuit fault at the
generator terminal is
(A) 53.5 (B) 60.2 (C) 70.8 (D) 79.6
Q.35 In the circuit shown, an ideal switch S is operated at 100 kHz with a duty ratio of 50 %. Given that
i
c
is 1.6 A peaktopeak and I
0
is 5 A dc, the peak current in S is
24 V
+

i
c
+

v
0
R
C
L
D
S
I
0
(A) 6.6 A (B) 5.0 A (C) 5.8 A (D) 4.2 A
pu
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Q.36 A 220 V, 15 kW, 1000 rpm shunt motor with armature resistance of 0.25 O, has a rated line current
of 68 A and a rated field current of 2.2 A. The change in field flux required to obtain a speed of
1600 rpm while drawing a line current of 52.8 A and a field current of 1.8 A is
(A) 18.18 % increase (B) 18.18 % decrease (C) 36.36 % increase (D) 36.36 % decrease
Q.37 A fair coin is tossed till a head appears for the first time. The probability that the number of
required tosses is odd, is
(A) 1/3 (B) 1/2 (C) 2/3 (D) 3/4
Q.38 The direction of vector A is radially outward from the origin, with
n
r k = A where
2 2 2 2
z y x r + + = and k is a constant. The value of n for which 0 A = V is
(A) 2 (B) 2 (C) 1 (D) 0
Q.39 Consider the differential equation
) ( ) (
) (
2
) (
2
2
t t y
dt
t dy
dt
t y d
o = + + with 2 ) (
0
=
= t
t y and 0
0
=
= t
dt
dy
.
The numerical value of
+
=0 t
dt
dy
is
(A) 2 (B) 1 (C) 0 (D) 1
Q.40 Assuming both the voltage sources are in phase, the value of R for which maximum power is
transferred from circuit A to circuit B is
2 O
R
Circuit A
+

Circuit B
+

10 V 3 V
 j1 O
(A) 0.8 O (B) 1.4 O (C) 2 O (D) 2.8 O
Q.41 The state variable description of an LTI system is given by
u
x
x
x
a
a
a
x
x
x



\

+



\




\

=



\

1
0
0
0 0
0 0
0 0
3
2
1
3
2
1
3
2
1
( )



\

=
3
2
1
0 0 1
x
x
x
y
where y is the output and u is the input. The system is controllable for
(A) 0
1
= a , 0
2
= a , 0
3
= a (B) 0
1
= a , 0
2
= a , 0
3
= a
(C)
0
1
= a , 0
2
= a , 0
3
= a (D) 0
1
= a , 0
2
= a , 0
3
= a
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Q.42 The Fourier transform of a signal h(t) is e e e e / ) 2 (sin ) cos 2 ( ) ( = j H . The value of h(0) is
(A) 1/4 (B) 1/2 (C) 1 (D) 2
Q.43 The feedback system shown below oscillates at 2 rad/s when
R(s) Y(s)
+

1 2
) 1 (
2 3
+ + +
+
s as s
s K
(A) K = 2 and a = 0.75 (B) K = 3 and a = 0.75
(C) K = 4 and a = 0.5 (D) K = 2 and a = 0.5
Q.44 The input x(t) and output y(t) of a system are related as
}
=
t
d x t y t t t ) 3 ( cos ) ( ) ( . The system is
(A) timeinvariant and stable (B) stable and not timeinvariant
(C) timeinvariant and not stable (D) not timeinvariant and not stable
Q.45 An analog voltmeter uses external multiplier settings. With a multiplier setting of 20 kO, it reads
440 V and with a multiplier setting of 80 kO, it reads 352 V. For a multiplier setting of 40 kO, the
voltmeter reads
(A) 371 V (B) 383 V (C) 394 V (D) 406 V
Q.46 The locked rotor current in a 3phase, star connected 15 kW, 4pole, 230 V, 50 Hz induction motor
at rated conditions is 50 A. Neglecting losses and magnetizing current, the approximate locked
rotor line current drawn when the motor is connected to a 236 V, 57 Hz supply is
(A) 58.5 A (B) 45.0 A (C) 42.7 A (D) 55.6 A
Q.47 A single phase 10 kVA, 50 Hz transformer with 1 kV primary winding draws 0.5 A and 55 W, at
rated voltage and frequency, on no load. A second transformer has a core with all its linear
dimensions 2 times the corresponding dimensions of the first transformer. The core material and
lamination thickness are the same in both transformers. The primary windings of both the
transformers have the same number of turns. If a rated voltage of 2 kV at 50 Hz is applied to the
primary of the second transformer, then the no load current and power, respectively, are
(A) 0.7 A, 77.8 W (B) 0.7 A, 155.6 W (C) 1 A, 110 W (D) 1 A, 220 W
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Common Data Questions
Common Data for Questions 48 and 49:
In the 3phase inverter circuit shown, the load is balanced and the gating scheme is 180
0
conduction mode.
All the switching devices are ideal.
v
ph
S
1
+

R=20
R
R
S
3
3phase balanced load
S
5
V
d
S
4
S
6
S
2
3phase inverter
Q.48 The rms value of load phase voltage is
(A) 106.1 V (B) 141.4 V (C) 212.2 V (D) 282.8 V
Q.49 If the dc bus voltage V
d
=300 V, the power consumed by 3phase load is
(A) 1.5 kW (B) 2.0 kW (C) 2.5 kW (D) 3.0 kW
Common Data for Questions 50 and 51:
With 10 V dc connected at port A in the linear nonreciprocal twoport network shown below, the following
were observed:
(i) 1 O connected at port B draws a current of 3 A
(ii) 2.5 O connected at port B draws a current of 2 A
+

A B
Q.50 For the same network, with 6 V dc connected at port A, 1 O connected at port B draws 7/3 A.
If 8 V dc is connected to port A, the open circuit voltage at port B is
(A) 6 V (B) 7 V (C) 8 V (D) 9 V
Q.51 With 10 V dc connected at port A, the current drawn by 7 O connected at port B is
(A) 3/7 A (B) 5/7 A (C) 1 A (D) 9/7 A
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Linked Answer Questions
Statement for Linked Answer Questions 52 and 53:
In the circuit shown, the three voltmeter readings are V 220
1
= V , V 122
2
= V , V 136
3
= V .
V
3
V
1
V
2
L
o
a
d
R
R
L
X
I
Q.52 The power factor of the load is
(A) 0.45 (B) 0.50 (C) 0.55 (D) 0.60
Q.53 If O = 5
L
R , the approximate power consumption in the load is
(A) 700 W (B) 750 W (C) 800 W (D) 850 W
Statement for Linked Answer Questions 54 and 55:
The transfer function of a compensator is given as
b s
a s
s G
c
+
+
= ) ( .
Q.54 ) (s G
c
is a lead compensator if
(A) a =1, b = 2 (B) a = 3, b = 2
(C) a = 3, b = 1 (D) a = 3, b = 1
Q.55 The phase of the above lead compensator is maximum at
(A) 2 rad/s (B) 3 rad/s (C) 6 rad/s (D) 3 / 1 rad/s
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General Aptitude (GA) Questions (Compulsory)
Q. 56 Q. 60 carry one mark each.
Q.56 One of the parts (A, B, C, D) in the sentence given below contains an ERROR. Which one of the
following is INCORRECT?
I requested that he should be given the driving test today instead of tomorrow.
(A) requested that
(B) should be given
(C) the driving test
(D) instead of tomorrow
Q.57 If (1.001)
1259
= 3.52 and (1.001)
2062
= 7.85, then (1.001)
3321
=
(A) 2.23 (B) 4.33 (C) 11.37 (D) 27.64
Q.58 Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following
sentence:
If the tired soldier wanted to lie down, he ___ the mattress out on the balcony.
(A) should take
(B) shall take
(C) should have taken
(D) will have taken
Q.59 Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following
sentence:
Given the seriousness of the situation that he had to face, his ___ was impressive.
(A) beggary (B) nomenclature (C) jealousy (D) nonchalance
Q.60 Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below?
Latitude
(A) Eligibility (B) Freedom (C) Coercion (D) Meticulousness
Q. 61  Q. 65 carry two marks each.
Q.61 A and B are friends. They decide to meet between 1 PM and 2 PM on a given day. There is a
condition that whoever arrives first will not wait for the other for more than 15 minutes. The
probability that they will meet on that day is
(A) 1/4 (B) 1/16 (C) 7/16 (D) 9/16
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Q.62 One of the legacies of the Roman legions was discipline. In the legions, military law prevailed
and discipline was brutal. Discipline on the battlefield kept units obedient, intact and fighting,
even when the odds and conditions were against them.
Which one of the following statements best sums up the meaning of the above passage?
(A) Thorough regimentation was the main reason for the efficiency of the Roman legions even in
adverse circumstances.
(B) The legions were treated inhumanly as if the men were animals.
(C) Discipline was the armies inheritance from their seniors.
(D) The harsh discipline to which the legions were subjected to led to the odds and conditions being
against them.
Q.63 Raju has 14 currency notes in his pocket consisting of only Rs. 20 notes and Rs. 10 notes. The total
money value of the notes is Rs. 230. The number of Rs. 10 notes that Raju has is
(A) 5 (B) 6 (C) 9 (D) 10
Q.64 There are eight bags of rice looking alike, seven of which have equal weight and one is slightly
heavier. The weighing balance is of unlimited capacity. Using this balance, the minimum number
of weighings required to identify the heavier bag is
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 8
Q.65 The data given in the following table summarizes the monthly budget of an average household.
Category Amount (Rs.)
Food 4000
Clothing 1200
Rent 2000
Savings 1500
Other expenses 1800
The approximate percentage of the monthly budget NOT spent on savings is
(A) 10% (B) 14% (C) 81% (D) 86%
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Electrical Engineering EE
Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range Q. No. Key / Range
1 B 23 D 45 Marks to All
2 A 24 Marks to All 46 Marks to All
3 C 25 C 47 B
4 C 26 8 48 B
5 A 27 C 49 D
6 C 28 A 50 C
7 A 29 D 51 C
8 C 30 D 52 A
9 B 31 A 53 B
10 D 32 B 54 A
11 B 33 B 55 A
12 A 34 D 56 B
13 A 35 C 57 D
14 D 36 D 58 A
15 D 37 C 59 D
16 B 38 Marks to All 60 B
17 D 39 D 61 C
18 D 40 A 62 A
19 B 41 D 63 A
20 A 42 C 64 A
21 A 43 A 65 D
22 C 44 D
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