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much earlier. According to ISRO Hackers tap into personal com- Some might question why anyone
Chairman, Madhavan Nair, the star puters all the time—but what would would want to hack into someone
sensor’s failure was due to excessive happen if they focussed their else’s brain, but the experts say that
radiation from the Sun. As the sensor nefarious energy on neural devices there is a precedence for using PCs
could not be recovered at this stage, such as the deep brain simulators to cause neurological harm.
the remainder of the two-year mission currrently used to treat parkinson and
will be completed using a gyroscope, depression or electrode systems for Digging Deeper for
an electro-mechanical device that controlling prosthetic limbs ? Geothermal Energy
was used in Indian Remote Sensing
satellites. A new project financed by the
Energy Department of U.S.A., aims to
Gyroscope, however, needs capture geothermal energy from hot
regular intervention to stabilise the bedrock. But the rock must be broken
orientation, and the ISRO’s ground upto extract the heat and that process
station has begun weekly altitude creates earthquakes.
corrections. With the failure of the two
For decades energy companies
star sensors, the number of technical have been drilling into a sandstone-
glitches, Chandrayaan has encoun- like rock, called graywacke that is
tered in its nine-month lunar orbit, Brain Storming : As neural devices go
wireless, hackers might try to mani- heated by hot bedrock underneath.
stand at three—third being the failure pulate deep-brain stimulators or elec- The new project will drill miles deeper
of a Bus Management Unit, which trode systems for controlling prosthetic into the felsite rock that intrudes into
has been replaced by a back-up unit. limbs. the gaywacke, causing the rock to
The Rs. 400 crore satellite had The next generation of implant- shift and break—and generate earth-
also encountered problems of thermal able devices to control prosthetic limbs quakes.
heating. On one instance, in January will likely include wireless controls The start-up company running the
2009, the temperature within the that allow physicians to adjust remotely project ‘Altarock Energy’, says that the
spacecraft had risen to 80 degree the settings on the machine. If neural small tremors are negligible, and that
celsius. The optional temperature for engineers do not build in security large quakes can be avoided by con-
features such as encryption and trolling the fractures and staying away
electronic packages and payloads is
access control, an attacker could from known faults.
zero to 40° celsius. hijack the device and takeover robotic
Chandrayaan was launched on limb. ●●●
October 22, 2008 carrying 11
payloads (scientific equipments for
experiments), including the moon
impact probe that crash-landed on a
designated location near the moon’s
South Pole in November 2008.

From Computer Hacking

to Brain Hacking
Hackers, who can easily break
into personal computers, are giving
researchers sleepless nights as they
fear that someday the human brain
might get hacked as well.
In the past years, researchers
have developed technology that
makes it possible to use thoughts to
operate a computer, maneuver a
wheelchair or even use Twitter—all
without lifting a finger. But as neural
devices become more complicated—
and go wireless—some scientists say
the risks of ‘brain hacking’ should be
taken seriously.
Neural devices are innovating at
an extremely rapid rate and hold
tremendous promise for the future. If
we do not start paying attention to
security, we are worried that we might
find ourselves in 5 or 10 years saying
we have made a big mistake. Process of Capturing Geothermal Energy

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to solid state and material chemistry.
The medal is awarded by the Queen
on recommendations of the Council
Gandhi Peace Award of the Royal Society.
Gangubai Hangal—A doyenne
The pro-democracy Myanmar of Hindustani classical music and one
leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San of the foremost exponents of the
BOOKS Kirana Gharana, Gangubai Hangal
Suu Kyi was felicitated with Mahatma
Gandhi International Award for Peace passed away on July 21, 2009 in
Readings in Indian Agriculture Hubli, Karnataka. She was 97.
and Reconciliation on July 21, 2009
and Industry—Edited by K. L. A recipient of more than 50
in Durban. The Award was bestowed
Krishna and Uma Kapila (A collection awards, includig the Padma Vibhu-
by the South African-based Mahatma
of essays written by noted economists shan, the Padma Bhushan and the
Gandhi Foundation. Burmese Prime
providing insights into two vital Central Sangeet Natak Akademi
Minister in exile received the Award
sectors of Indian Economy). Award, four honorary doctoral degrees
on her behalf.
Global Bollywood—Edited by and 24 titles, Ms. Hangal had the rare
The Award is in recognition of
Anandam P. Kavoori and Aswin honour of being felicitated by nine
her strong commitment to non-vio-
Punathambekar (The book is a Prime Ministers and five Presidents.
lence, justice and peace.
collection of scholarly essays which Abdullah Bukhari—Former
Sports Awards 2008 examine the manner in which Hindi Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid,
Khel Ratna Award—Four-time cinema has reframed relationship Syed Abdullah Bukhari, died on July
women’s boxing World champion, among geography, cultural production 7, 2009 following a heart attack. He
M. C. Mary Kom was chosen for the and cultural identities). was 87. He is survived by four sons
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for Accelerating Growth and Job and two daughters. He was the 12th
the year 2008 on July 20, 2009 in New Creation in South Asia—Ejaz Ghani Shahi Imam of the grand old mosque
Delhi. and Sadiq Ahmed (A study of South built by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.
Asian political economy beyond the Born in Rajasthan, Syed Abdullah
The awardees :
conventional discourse of market and Bukhari completed senior cambridge
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna state). and became Naib-Shahi Imam in
Award : M. C. Mary Kom (boxing). 1946. He became Shahi Imam in
Archaeology in India—Gautam
Arjuna Award : Mangal Singh Sengupta and Kaushik Gangopadhyay 1973. He was one of the strong
Champia (archery), Sinimole Paulose (The book deals with the glimpses of voices that opposed the Emergency
(athletics), Saina Nehwal (badminton), the methods and means adopted by in 1975. His eldest son is the current
Sarita Devi (boxing), Tania Sachdev the pioners in archaeology to unravel Shahi Imam.
(chess), Gautam Gambhir (cricket), India’s past). Shiv Charan Mathur—Assom
Ignace Tirkey and Surinder Kaur Governor and former Rajasthan Chief
(hockey), Pankaj Shirsat (kabaddi), DAYS Minister, Shiv Charan Mathur passed
Satish Joshi (rowing), Ronjan Sodhi away in New Delhi. He was born on
(shooting), Poulomi Ghatak (table August 1—World Breast Feeding February 14, 1926 in Guna district of
tennis), Yogeshwar Dutt (wrestling), Day Madhya Pradesh. He shifted to his
Girdhari Lal Yadav (sailing) and V. maternal grandfather to Karauli
August 3—International Friend-
Prabhu (wheelchair tennis). (Rajasthan). Twice he had been the
ship Day.
Dronacharya Award : P. Gopi August 6—Hiroshima Day. Chief Minister of Rajasthan—since
Chand (badminton), Satpal (wrestling), July 14, 1981 till February 23, 1985
August 8—World Senior Citizens’
J. Uday Kumar (kabaddi), Baldev and since January 20, 1988 till
Singh (hockey) and Jaidev Bisht December 4, 1989.
August 9—Quit India Day,
(boxing). R. S. McNamara (U.S. Defence
Nagasaki Day.
Royal Medal (for C.N.R. Rao)— Chief during Vietnam War)—Robert
August 15—Independence Day
Noted scientist, Dr. C.N.R. Rao, S. McNamara, the cerebral Secretary
of India.
National Research Professor at the of Defence of U.S.A. who was vilified
August 18—International Day of
Jawahar Lal Nehru Centre for for prosecuting the Vietnam war, died
the World’s Indigenous People.
Advanced Scientific Research, on July 6, 2009 in Washington. He
Bangalore has been awarded the August 19—Photography Day. was 93. He was fundamentally
prestigious Royal Medal by the Royal August 20—Sadbhavna Diwas. associated with the Vietnam war,
Society, London for his contributions August 29—National Sports Day. America’s most disastrous venture.

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Known as a policymaker, McNamara Mr. Bhardwaj began his career as the the Indira Gandhi Bridge (built in
was recruited to run the Pentagon by Public Prosecutor for the Delhi 1988) that runs parallel to the Pamban
President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Administration and Delhi High Court Bridge. The 5·6 km Bandra-Worli sea
Later on, Mr. McNamara served as and rose as a Senior lawyer in link with its cable-stayed bridge is an
the President of World Bank for 12 Supreme Court. He has also authored impressive engineering feat and struc-
years. three books. tural wonder in recent times.
Devanand Konwar (New Gov., This Rs. 1600 crore link has
Bihar )—President Pratibha Patil undoubtedly become the new icon of
appointed Devanand Konwar as the the city. The link is meant to be
Pradeep Kumar (New Defence Governor of Bihar. Mr. Konwar had extended to connect Worli and Haji
Secretary )—Union Government been Finance Minister of Assom. Ali in the next phase, enhancing
appointed Pradeep Kumar as Defence mobility further within the heavily
Ramesh Pokhriyal (New CM,
Secretary on July 13. Mr. Kumar, a congested city. The highlight of this
Uttarakhand)—Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal
1972 batch Haryana cadre IAS officer, project is that it is designed for the
‘Nishank’ was sworn-in as the fifth
had been working as Secretary vehicles to travel 100 km per hour,
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Mr.
(Defence Production). He succeeded reducing the travel time from 40
Pokhriyal (51) succeeded Mr. Bhuvan
Vijay Singh who retired. Mr. Kumar, minutes to seven and thus saving on
Chandra Khanduri, who had tendered
who will be 60 years of age this the vehicle operating costs. It is
his resignation.
September, will get a two-year tenure promissing to note that the Bandra-
as per the decision taken by the G. K. Pillai ( New Home Secre- Worli link, when it is fully operational,
governmet. He is a graduate in tary)—The former Commerce Secre- will have two of its eight lanes
Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi. tary, Mr. Gopal Krishna Pillai, took dedicated to buses.
Nirupama Rao ( New Foreign over as the Union Home Secretary. Desert National Park (In
Secretary )—Nirupama Rao took over Earlier Mr. Pillai had also served as UNESCO’s Heritage List )—After
as the Secretary of the Joint Secretary in Union Home remaining merely on official records
External Affairs. She Ministry. for almost three decades, the ‘Desert
succeeded Shiv National Park’ in Jodhpur division is
Shankar Menon who now on the Tentative list of UNESCO’s
retired. Before this,
World Heritage. The unique habitat, a
she had been work-
Hillary Clinton—The U.S. Secre- 3,162 sq. km, treeless, sandy, gravel
ing as Ambassador
to China. A 1973- tary of State Hillary Clinton’s five-day and rocky tract punctuated by deso-
batch officer of the Nirupama Rao visit to India was late hills, houses many rare and
meant to herald a endangered species of flora and fauna
Indian Foreign Services, Ms. Rao has
new era in bilateral including the Great Indian Bustard.
extensive experience of full range of
relations, the em-
diplomatic assignments that a pros-
phasis she laid on
pective Foreign Secretary is expected
the need to conclude
to have. She worked as Indian High
the end use moni-
Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ambas-
toring agreement
sador to Peru and Deputy Head of Hillary Clinton
(EUMA) for the sale
Indian Embassies in Moscow and
of American military hardware sug-
Washington. She will turn 60 in
gests that Washington is looking at its
December 2010.
strategic partner in purely transac-
Indira Jaisingh (New Add. tional terms. For this dialogue to be
Solicitor-General )—Eminent lawyer of meaningful, Military and civil nuclear
Supreme Court, Indira Jaisingh, is cooperation were key pillars of the
appointed as the first woman bilateral talks.
Additional Solicitor-General of India. Unique Habitat : The Desert National
She has also been a human rights Park is home to endangered species
activist. like the Great Indian Bustard.
The ‘Desert National Park’
Vikas Swaroop—Vikas Swaroop, Bandra-Worli Sea Link—A accounts for 60 species of mammals,
whose book was turned into the proud Landmark—With the inaugu-
Oscar-winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, including chinkara desert fox, desert
ration of the picturesque Bandra-Worli hare, hairy-footed gerbil and long-
is appointed as the India’s Consul- sea link, more than four decades after
General in Osoka, Japan. eared hedgehog. This park can take
it was first mooted, Mumbai’s land-
pride in the fact that it is home to
Hansraj Bhardwaj (New Gov., scape has acquired an undeniable
Karnataka )—Former Union Minister facelift. This is India’s largest sea link, Rajasthan’s state bird, the Great
for Law and Justice, Hansraj Bhar- the third of its kind after Pamban Indian Bustard, State tree khejri, State
dwaj was sworn-in as the Governor of Railway Bridge connecting Mandapam animal chinkara and the state flower
Karnataka. Born in 1937 in Haryana, and the island of Rameshwaram and rohida.

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Bhartiya Divas in Hague on Septem- undersea for a prolonged period of
ber 19, 2009. The convention is time.
expected to bring together the Indians It took 11 years for the submarine
15th Summit of Non-Aligned to discuss their role in enhancing to be built under the code name
Movement (NAM)—Two-day summit India-Europe cooperation, understand “Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV)”,
of Non-Aligned Movement was con- the opportunities and challenges with the strategic cooperation of the
cluded at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt faced by them in culture, heritage and Russian Federation. The ATV pro-
on July 16, 2009. In a concluding tradition, as also trade and investment gramme has spawned a new era in
declaration, this 118-nation grouping opportunities in India. cooperation among DRDO, Bhabha
ended their summit with an agenda Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the
that was both, focussed and compact, Navy and public and private sectors,
emphasising the need for collective synergised their efforts to achieve a
action on the principal global issues significants milestone. A nuclear-
India Launched First Nuclear- powered submarine is a much-more
of the day.
powered Indigenous Submarine— complex platform than any other
From disarmament and terrorism On July 26, 2009 India demonstrated vessel and India built one of its own is
to climate change, the financial cricis its capability to indigenously build and a great achievement. This is the
and Palestine, there was virtually no unanimous assessment of experts of
operate a nuclear-powered submarine
global problem of relevance of the the world. The nuclear-powered
when Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan submarine is a highly complex
developing world that was ignored. Singh launched INS Arihant (dest- platform and safety regulations have
Yet by spelling out a future agenda, royer of enemies) for sea trial in to be adhered to. There are hundreds
the Non-Aligned Movement leaders Visakhapatnam. of systems and subsystems on the
have increased the likelihood of the submarine. They have to work one
summit declaration being taken DESTROYER OF ENEMIES after another. This is called setting-to-
seriously by its own members and ● Length : 110 metres work.
rest of the world. ● Width : 11 metres Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
G-8 and G-5 Summits—Leaders ● Displacement : 6,000 tonnes built the mini-nuclear reactor that
● Crew : Around 100 powers the submarine. DRDO
of the G-8 industrial nations and the
● Induction : 2011 developed the K-15 missiles. What
G-5 developing countries started their enhances the scale of the achieve-
summit in L’Aquila, a mountain town ● Speed : 30 knots
ment is that INS Arihant will be fitted
east of Rome on July 8, 2009. On the ● It can remain under water for three
months at a stretch, unlike India’s
with India’s own K-15 ballistic missiles
beginning day, parallel summits of the existing diesel-electric submarines that can be launched from under
G-8 countries (chaired by Italy) and that have to surface frequently to water. The K-15 missiles, which are
the G-5 (chaired by Mexico) were recharge their batteries and thus run already under production, can carry
held. Then on July 9, there was a serious risk of detection. both conventional and nuclear
combined meeting of the G-8 and G-5 ● Arihant still has to undergo rigorous warheads. They have a range of 700
alongwith the international organiza- testing. kms. They are 10·4 metres tall and
● “We've got to get its heart ticking weight 6·3 tonnes each.
tions, Egypt and other major eco-
now,” said Advanced Technology On occasion of launching, the
nomies. Third day of the summit Vehicle Director General Vice
brought the African countries into the Prime Minister, Dr. Singh, said, “We
Admiral (retd) DSP Verma.
dialogue with the G-8 and the G-5, do not have any aggressive desire
with the focus on food security. India has now joined a select nor do we seek to threaten anyone.
group of five countries which possess We seek an external environment in
The declaration expressed the the capability to build a nuclear- our region and beyond that is con-
joint commitment of the G-8 and G-5 powered submarine. Submarine is ducive to our peaceful development
to implementing rapidly the decisions and the protection of our value
taken at Washington and London in systems. Nevertheless, it is incumbent
G-20 summits, including those on upon us to take all measures neces-
providing additional resources to the sary to safeguard our country and
international financial institutions. The keep pace with technological
declaration committed the G-8 and advancements worldwide.”
the G-5 to facilitating the develop-
ment, dissemination and mutually SPORTS
agreed transfer of clean, low carbon
technologies, reducing carbon emis-
sions and increasing energy effi- Cricket
ciency. This is the first time in a G-8 Champions Trophy—Prize
and G-5 summit that a joint declara- money hiked—The International
tion has been issued. Cricket Council announced a new
Mini Pravasi Bhartiya Divas— INS Arihant–India’s Nuclear-powered format for the Champions Trophy
In a view to involving Indians living in Submarine according to which only the top eight
Europe, the Government of India has equipped with anti-ship missiles, one-day teams will battle it out for an
decided to hold the next mini Pravasi torpedoes and sensors to keep it increased prize money of $ 4 million.

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Prize money for the title winner has successful Grand Slam Champion
been increased to a four-fold. The after beating Andy Roddick of the Just Released
significant increase in prize money is United States 5–7, 7–6, 7–6, 3–6,
just the first of a series of innovations 16–14 in the men’s singles final. He
which will mark out the ICC Cham- won his record 15th Grand Slam title
pions Trophy as a high-value tourna- eclipsing USA’s Pete Sampras’
ment. record of 14 major titles. With this title
Champions Trophy-2009— he again became the world’s No. 1,
Champions Trophy tournament will relegating Rafael Nadal of Spain to
begin on September 22, 2009 with the second spot. Women’s Singles :
host South Africa locking horns with In the women’s singles final played
Sri Lanka at Centurian Park and will on July 4, 2009, Serena Williams of
conclude at the Sams venue on USA prevailed over her elder sister
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[‘Competition Science Vision’ arranged an exclusive interview with Mr. Ratish Kumar Mishra who has
the credit of being successful with a high rank in U.P. CPMT and also in PMT of AMU. For his brilliant
success he deserves all praise and our hearty congratulations. This important interview is published here in
its original form.]
CSV—Congratulations on your CSV—What planning did you CSV—How did you give final
brilliant success. make for preparation ? Please tell touches to your preparation ?
Ratish—Thank you. something in detail. Ratish—In Biology, I revised
CSV—Before knowing your result those topics in which a lot of facts
what did you think about those who have to be clearly understood and
achieve top positions ? remembered. In Physics, I went
Ratish—I used to think that they through all the formulae and basic
were born intelligent persons. concepts. In Chemistry, I revised
inorganic and organic portions.
CSV—Achieving top position has
come as surprise to you or were you CSV—Did you prepare notes ?
confident of achieving it ? Ratish—Yes, I prepared notes.
Ratish—I was confident of
success but it was surprising when I
heard that I have got 6th rank in U.P. Name—Ratish Kumar Mishra
CPMT. Father’s Name—Mr. Ram Anuj
—CSV gives latest and Mishra
CSV—What do you think is the important points regarding pre- Mother’s Name—Mrs. Gayatri
secret of your success ? medical tests of various medical Mishra
Ratish—Clear focus on target, institutes. I have found it extre- Educational Qualifications—
regular study, study with concentration mely useful in my examination. H.S./Std. X—86% (City Montessori
and regular revision are elements of —Ratish Kumar Mishra School Gomti Nagar, Lucknow), 2004.
my success. Inter/Std XII—86% (City Montessori
CSV—In how many attempts did Ratish—My studies were mainly School Gomti Nagar, Lucknow), 2006.
you get this success ? based on text-books. I went through Special Achievements—
Ratish—I took three attempts. all the books. Questions in PMT ● CPMT—6th rank
examinations are mainly based on ● Selected in AMU PMT.
CSV—What were the short-
concepts. So I mainly cleared my
comings in your preparation for earlier CSV—What was your attitude for
concepts in every topic.
attempts ? How did you make up for solving numerical questions ? What
them this time ? CSV—How much time did you
weightage did you give them ?
devote daily and regularly for Physics,
Ratish—I did not revise the Ratish—I did give them proper
Chemistry, Zoology and Botany ?
whole course and also I left some weightage during my preparation,
topics which I thought were less Ratish—I used to study 8-10 while solving numericals I keenly
important. hours daily. I devoted only two or observed that what are the values
Failure in earlier attempts made three subjects daily. For each subject given and what is asked ? Then I
me realise that all the topics are I gave 3-4 hours daily. applied the formula or concept related
important and we should revise them CSV—Out of the above four to it.
all before examination. So I revised subjects, to which subject did you give For that I had gone through the
the whole course twice. more weightage and why ? derivation and concept used in
CSV—From where did you get Ratish—I mainly gave weightage formula applied.
the inspiration of choosing a medical to Biology because I find it hard to CSV—How much time is suffi-
career ? learn so many of facts. I also gave cient for preparing for this examina-
Ratish—My brother is also a importance to Physics. tion ?
Doctor and also it was my childhood CSV—Did you make complete Ratish—For an average student
dream. study of all topics or of some selective 2 years.
CSV—From when did you start topics ? CSV—From what level of edu-
the preparation for it ? Ratish—Yes, I made complete cation should an aspirant begin pre-
Ratish—After 12th class. study of all the topics. paring for it ?

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Ratish—One should begin it from Magazine : CSV magazine which really helpful in preparation of
class 11th. contains all the above subjects and is CPMT.
highly useful. CSV—Please suggest in what
CSV—What was your order of
preference for various branches for CSV—Did you take coaching in way CSV can be made more useful
which this test is held ? your preparation ? for medical aspirants.
Ratish—Only MBBS. Ratish—Yes, I have joined New Ratish—They should give more
Light Coaching Institute, Lucknow model paper based on All India
Centre. I was very much impressed
Personal Qualities pattern.
with the Director of New Light Dr. S.
Hobbies—W a t c h i n g cricket, P. Singh because his style of teach- CSV—Please mention your
playing football ing of Bio is very good. position in the merit list as well as the
Ideal Person—My brother, Dr. marks obtained in different subjects.
CSV—What help do the science
Manoj Kumar Mishra What was your aggregate percentage
magazines render in the preparations
Strong Point—My determination for this examination ? of marks ?
Weak Point—I early loose my Ratish—I got 6th rank in U.P.
Ratish—They give better know-
concentration CPMT.
ledge in G.K. and important points
CSV—Please mention various regarding various topics. Physics—49 marks
books in each subject and magazines CSV—What will be your criterion Chemistry—47 marks
on which you based your preparation. for selecting a magazine for these
Zoology—45 marks
Ratish—Physics : Nootan examination ?
Botany—47 marks
Physics by Kumar and Mittal Ratish—Which provides latest
information and model papers. Total—188 marks
Chemistry : O. P. Tondon
CSV—What is your opinion about CSV—What books/magazines/
Zoology : Ramesh Gupta and
our Competition Science Vision ? How newspapers did you read for G.K.
NCERT books.
much helpful and useful do you find preparations ?
Botany : M. P. Kaushik and it ? Ratish—CSV, Dainik Jagaran.
NCERT books. Ratish—It gives latest and impor-
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13. When object is placed at infinity longitudinal chromatic
Physics aberration is given by
➠ fR – fV = wfY
14. Work done in an adiabatic process is given by
1. What is dimensions of ‘conductance’ ?
1 ➠W= (T1 – T 2)
➠ [C] = [R] = [M– 1 L– 2 T3 A2] γ–1
2. When horizontal range of a projectile is n times the 15. Capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor filled partially
maximum height, then with some dielectric medium, is
4 ε0 A
➠ tan θ = n ➠ Cpd =
3. What are ‘field forces’ ?
d–t 1– [ ( )] 1
➠ These are the forces in which contact bet- 16. For what purpose are heavy water and cadmium rods
ween two objects is not necessary. Example : used in a nuclear reactor ?
Gravitational force between two bodies and ➠ Heavy water as moderator to slow down
electrostatic force between two charges. neutrons. Cadmium rods as controller to
4. When a particle moves with constant speed in a circle control the rate of fission
its velocity and acceleration both have 17. Impedance of L-C-R circuit is given by
➠ Constant magnitude but continuously
changing directions ➠ Z= R2 + (XL – XC)2
5. What is the principle of conservation of momentum ? (where X L = ω L = inductive reactance;
➠ If no external force acts on a system of two or 1
XC = = capacitive reactance)
more bodies, then the total momentum of the ωC
system remains constant 18. For pair-production it is essential that the energy of γ-
6. Change in momentum of projectile at the highest point photon must be at least
of its trajectory is ➠ 1·02 MeV (= 2 × 0·51 MeV)
➠ mv sin θ 19. What are the drawbacks of ‘liquid drop model’ ?
7. What is Dalton’s law of partial pressure ? ➠ (a) It cannot explain the existence of magic
➠ The pressure exerted by a mixture of several numbers
gases equals the sum of the pressures (b) It cannot explain why only certain ener-
exerted by each gas occupying the same gies of radiations are emitted by a
volume as that of the mixture. nucleus
8. The maximum speed with which a car can turn round (c) It does not explain magnetic moment of
a curve of radius r is given by nucleus
➠ vmax = μ rg 20. The relation between half life T1/2 and mean life τ of a
radioactive substance is
where μ is the coefficient of friction
9. What is equation of stationary wave : when the wave
is reflected from a free boundary ?
➠ T1/2 = 0·6931 τ T1/2 =
and τ =
λ )
2π πt

➠ y = – 2a cos . sin
λ T
10. The angle θ which a cyclist should make with the
vertical while taking a circular turn of radius r with
velocity v is given by 21. A substance which has some of the structure of
v2 solids and some of the freedom of motion associated
➠ tan θ = rg with liquids, is called
11. The relations between P, V and T in an adiabatic ➠ Liquid Crystal
process are 22. What is the IUPAC name and symbol of an element
➠ (a) PVγ = constant (b) TVγ – 1 = constant having atomic number 111 ?
(c) P1 – γ Tγ = constant ➠ Un-un-unium (Uuu)
12. The relation between pressure (P) and the kinetic 23. When mercury (Hg) was cooled below 4·1 K its
energy (E) of its molecules per unit volume is resistance to an electric current becomes zero. It was
2 first observed by
➠ P =3 E ➠ Heike Onne (1911)

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24. What is the unit of measurement of nuclear dis-
tances ? Zoology
➠ Femtometre (1 fm = 10– 15 m)
25. The most direct and accurate means for determining
atomic and molecular weights is provided by 41. What is called small calcareous granules found in the
inner ear of certain mammals ?
➠ Mass-spectrometer
➠ Otolith
26. Why are mercury (I) compounds diamagnetic, despite 42. What is called the creation of mutation ?
the presence of an unpaired electron in Hg+ ? ➠ Mutagenesis
➠ Due to formation of [Hg—Hg]2+ 43. What is called the opening of the occipital bone of
27. The process of reheating a quenched steel to relieve skull through which the spinal cord passes ?
internal stresses, is called ➠ Foramen magnum
➠ Tempering 44. How many membranes comprise the nuclear mem-
28. What is the rubeanic acid ? brane ?
➠ Two
➠ Dithio oxamide, NH2—C—C—NH2
|| || 45. Which anticoagulant is present in the saliva of leech ?
S S ➠ Hirudin
29. Hydrolysis of an ester in the presence of a base is 46. What accepts the final electrons in electron transport
termed as system ?
➠ Saponification ➠ Oxygen
47. Which type of mutation involves a change in nucleo-
30. What is the temperature known as, above which a gas
tide and ultimately a change in a specific codon ?
cannot be liquefied ?
➠ Point mutation
➠ Critical temperature 48. What was virtually absent in primitive atmosphere ?
31. The energy required to decompose an atomic ➠ Oxygen
nucleus into its component protons and neutrons is 49. What is called the peculiar stage in Plasmodium
called merozoites which appear like sepals and petals of a
➠ Nuclear binding energy flower ?
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esters present in castor oil ? 50. Which vector should be eradicated for the prevention
➠ Ricinoleic acid, C17H32 (OH) COOH of African sleeping sickness ?
➠ Tse-tse fly
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exchange of their component ions, are called erythematosus is associated ?
➠ Metathesis reaction ➠ Autoimmune disease
34. What is the trade name of heavy medicinal liquid 52. What is the unit of natural selection ?
paraffin, extensively used as a mulling agent in spec- ➠ Individual
troscopy ? 53. What is called a catalytically active complex formed
by an apoenzyme and a coenzyme ?
➠ Nujol ➠ Holoenzyme
35. The intermolecular forces resulting from attractions 54. What is called a movement response to air or water ?
between induced dipoles are known as ➠ Rheotaxis
➠ London dispersion forces 55. What is called an artery in mammals that arises from
36. What is the use of bromochlorodifluoromethane an arch of the aorta and divides to form the right
(B.C.F.) ? carotid and right subclavian arteries ?
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a many-electron atom, is called insects ?
➠ Luciferase
➠ Effective nuclear charge
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➠ Depolarization
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1. Wave Motion (b) Wavelength (λ λ)—It is shortest distance between
It is defined as a disturbance that travels through the two points in the same phase.
medium due to repeated periodic motion of its particles (c) Time period (T)—Time taken to complete one
about their mean position, each preceding particle vibration is called time period.
handing over the disturbance to next. (d) Amplitude (A)—The maximum displacement of a
vibrating particle from mean position is called its
Points to Remember amplitude.
(i) Wave represents transfer of energy and not transfer of (e) Wave velocity (v )—The distance travelled by the
mass. wave in one second is defined as its velocity.
(ii) A wave which moves forward and thus, transfers energy Note—
along its direction of motion is called progressive wave (i) The velocity of the particles of the medium is
while a wave in which there is no transfer of energy and
different from the velocity of the wave.
which remains confined to a fixed space is called
stationary wave. (ii) Wave velocity = frequency × wavelength
(iii) Mechanical waves require some material media for their v=nλ
propagation as they require properties of inertia and
(iii) The relation v = n λ holds good for any type of
(iv) Electromagnetic waves like light waves can travel with-
wave motion-transverse or longitudinal
out medium. Thus, they can travel through vacuum. (iv) When a given wave passes from one medium to
(v) Sound waves are longitudinal mechanical waves and the other, its frequency does not change.
they can propagate in solids, liquids and gases. v 1 λ1
(vi) The audible frequency is from about 20 Hz to about v 2 λ2
20,000 Hz. A longitudinal mechanical wave whose
(f) Phase—The phase represents the state or condi-
frequency is above the audible range is called an ultra-
sonic wave and such wave whose frequency is below tion of a vibrating particle. After a distance λ, the particles
the audible range is called infrasonic wave. are in same phase. Also a particle comes to the same
(vii) Some waves like ripples on water surface are neither phase after completing one rotation or an angle of 2π
purely transverse nor purely longitudinal. radians. So λ path corresponds to 2π phase change.

2. Two Types of Wave Motion Phase difference = × path difference
(a) Transverse wave—(i) The particles of the
(g) Wave front—When a wave passes through a
medium vibrate at right angles to the direction of propa-
medium the surface that gives the continuous locus of all
gation of the wave.
points in the same phase of vibration at a particular
(ii) Crests and troughs are produced.
instant, is called the wavefront. The wavefront advances
(iii) It is possible in media which possess elasticity of
through the medium with the wave velocity. If the medium
shape or rigidity e.g. , solids or at best over the surface of
liquids. is homogeneous and source is a point, the wavefront is
(iv) It is because a liquid surface has property of spherical. For a linear source in a homogeneous medium,
surface tension which resists any deformation of shape. the wavefront is cylindrical. For the case of source being
(v) Transverse wave is not produced or possible in at infinity, the wavefront is plane.
gases. 4. Equations of a Plane Progressive Wave
( b ) Longitudinal wave—(i) The particles of the
medium vibrate along the direction of propagation of the In +x direction In – x direction
(ii) Compressions and rarefactions are produced.
(iii) The media must have elasticity of volume.
(a) y = a sin 2π ( )
t x

T λ
y = a sin 2π ( )
t x
T λ
(b) y = a sin (ωt – kx) y = a sin (ωt + kx)
(iv) Longitudinal waves are possible in all media i.e.,
solid, liquid and gas.
(v) It is because all these resist any change in
( )
(c) y = a sin ω t –
v (
y = a sin ωt +
v )
3. Characteristics of Wave Motion
(d) y = a sin 2πn ( ) t–
y = a sin 2πn ( )
(e) y = a sin k (vt – x) y = a sin k (vt + x )
(a) Frequency (n )—The number of waves which
2π 2π
pass a point per unit time is called the frequency of the (f) y = a sin (vt – x) y = a sin (vt + x )
wave motion. λ λ

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2π where, T is absolute temperature of the gas, M is
where, ω = = 2πn
T its molecular weight and R is universal gas
k = 2π/λ constant.
λ k =
= Boltzmann constant
v = nλ= N
ω N = Avogadro number
= M
m = = Mass of one molecule
Note—The above equations represent only a simple N
plane progressive wave without attenuation (amplitude (ii) γ = Cp /Cv (ratio of specific heats)
gradually decreasing with distance). But in the case of
= 1·67 for monoatomic gas
propagation of actual wave through a medium, its
amplitude gradually diminishes due to resisting effect of = 1·40 for diatomic gas
viscous medium. Due to loss of energy, the amplitude = 1·33 for polyatomic gas
decreases exponentially with distance and the equation of 2
the attenuated plane progressive wave is given by (iii) γ = 1+
y = ae – αx sin ( ωt –

x ) where, n is degree of freedom of gas molecules
n = 3 for monoatomic gas
where, α is the attenuation constant. n = 5 for diatomic gas
5. Velocity of Longitudinal Waves in Elastic n = 6 for triatomic or polyatomic gas
Medium (iv) Velocity of longitudinal wave in
(a) Newton’s formula—Newton proved that when solid medium > liquid medium > gaseous medium
longitudinal waves (sound) move in elastic medium, the
velocity is given by 6. Effect of Physical Conditions on Velocity of
v= (a) Effect of pressure—With the change of pres-
sure, the velocity of sound in a gas remains unchanged,
where E is the modulus of elasticity of the medium and d that is, there is no effect of pressure on the velocity of
is its density. sound in a gas.
Note—Wave velocity in a medium is fixed. Wave
(b) Effect of temperature—Velocity of sound ∝ ⎯
√ T.
velocity is a material constant. It does not depend on
wavelength, frequency and intensity. Thus, the velocity of sound is directly proportional to
(b) For solids—Modulus of elasticity the square root of the absolute temperature. i.e.,

E = Young’s modulus of elasticity = Y vt Tt

v0 T0
∴ v =
d 273 + t
(c) For liquids—Modulus of elasticity 273

E = Bulk modulus of elasticity = B
or vt = v0 ( 1+

v =
d Note —For small value of t (t < < 273)
( d ) For gases—For a gaseous medium, Newton
assumed that the propagation of longitudinal wave is an
isothermal process (temperature remains constant). In
vt ≈ v0 (1+
2 × 273 )
this case, modulus of elasticity v t ≈ v 0 (1 + 0·00183t )
E = Pressure of the gas In air, v 0 = 332 m/s
= P
≈ 1100 ft/sec
∴ v = ∴ v t ≈ (332 + 0·61 t) m/s
Note : ≈ (1100 + 2t) ft/s
(i) The experimental results did not confirm to That is, velocity of sound increases by 0·61 m/s or 61
Newton’s assumption. Laplace corrected the cm/s or 2 ft/sec per degree celsius rise in temperature.
formula by arguing that sound waves travel (c) Effect of humidity—With the decrease in density
adiabatically. Hence, of the medium the velocity of sound increases. The moist
air is lighter than the dry air. Therefore, the velocity of
γP γRT γk T
v= = = sound in moist air is more than the velocity of sound in dry
d M m air.

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Note :
Some Interesting Facts About Sound
1. There is pressure variation in longitudinal waves. But there (i) When wave travels uniformly in all directions
is no such pressure variation in the case of transverse from a small source (point source), the intensity
waves. varies inversely as the square of the distance,
2. Sound waves reflect and refract obeying the same laws as 1
I ∝ 2
followed by light but they do not suffer dispersion like light r
waves, when passed through a prism of suitable medium. or I 1 r1 2 = I 2 r2 2
This is due to fact that the velocity of sound in a medium is
same for all wavelengths. (ii) Threshold of audibility for intensity is 10 –12 W/m2
3. Sound waves are reflected like light waves when they 8. Unit of Sound Intensity
strike an obstacle like the wall of a building, rows of trees,
hillside etc. They also follow exactly the same laws of The absolute unit of intensity of sound is W/m2. But
reflection as followed by light waves. The audible wave- for practical considerations, the relative intensity or
length range varies from 0·0166 m to 16·6m, so for ref- intensity level is of much importance.
lection of sound waves, a comparatively large surface is
required, whereas light waves can be reflected from a very Intensity level is the ratio of given value (I) to the
small surface area as their wavelength is very small.
basic standard intensity (I0 = 10–12 W/m2). Thus, practical
unit for intensity level measurement is decibel.
4. Echo is produced by reflection of sound waves from an
extended reflector like a long wall or cliff and can be I
Intensity in decibel = 10 log 10
differentiated from the original sound. The distance of the I0
reflecting surface should be at least 33·2 metre away from where, I 0 = 10–12 W/m2
the source. I
5. Sound also exhibits the phenomenon of total internal Intensity in Bel = log10
reflection as exhibited by light. This happens when sound
waves travelling in a medium in which they have less Intensity Level of Various Sounds
velocity, meet the surface of another medium in which
1. General level of noise 10 db
sound waves have larger velocity, at an angle more than
2. Soft music 40 db
critical angle.
3. Ordinary conversation 60–70 db
6. Sound travels longer distance at night than during day. 4. Busy traffic 7–85 db
7. The sound waves in the frequency range 20Hz—20,000 Hz 5. Alarm clock 80 db
are audible to human ear. Sound waves below 20 Hz are 6. Jet air port 115–120 db
called infrasonic waves while those above 20,000 Hz are 7. Landing area of air craft carrier 150–155 db
called ultrasonic waves. Ultrasonic waves are not audible
to human ear. These are produced naturally by bats and
9. Loudness
help it in avoiding collisions with obstacles while flying.
The intensity of sound refers to external or objective
8. Ultrasonic waves can be produced by Piezo electric
oscillator, magnetostriction oscillator and detected by
measurement, whereas loudness refers to internal or sub-
Kundt’s tube, sensitive flames, thermal detectors and jective aspect. The loudness of a sound is the magnitude
quartz crystal detectors. of the auditory sensation produced by sound.
9. The sound in a building or auditorium does not die The loudness of sound increases with intensity of
immediately after the source has ceased to produce it. It sound given by the psychological law known as Weber-
continues for sometime because of multiple reflections. Fechner law which is as
This persistence of audible sound after the source has I
L = K log 10 where K is a constant.
ceased to emit waves is called reverberation. I0
Sensitivity of ear
(d) Effect of wind velocity—The velocity of wind L = K log I (as I0 is constant)
effects the velocity of sound. If the wind blows in the dL K
direction of propagation of sound, the velocity of sound v dI I
will be replaced by ( v + ω) and if it blows in the opposite dL
is known as sensitivity of ear which decreases
direction, the velocity of sound v will be changed to (v – ω). dI
If the wind blows in any inclined direction, ω is to be with increase in the intensity of sound.
Unit—The unit of loudness is ‘Phon’.
replaced by its appropriate component.
10. Pitch
7. Intensity of Sound Waves
It is the characteristic, which differentiates the notes
Intensity of wave propagating in a medium is defined of same loudness and quality. It is an audio sensation
as the amount of energy transferred per unit area per unit which depends on frequency. Higher the frequency,
time in normal direction. It is given by higher is the pitch and more shrill is the sound. Sound of
1 ΔW lower frequency, hence, of lower pitch corresponds to dull
I = watt/m2 or grave sound. The voice of children and women are
A Δt
shrill due to high pitch, whereas voice of adult persons is
I = 2π2 ρa2 n2. v grave due to lower pitch.

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11. Quality or Timbre (b) Harmony—When two or more notes which pro-
duce concord are sounded simultaneously, the pleasing
The characteristic of sound which differentiates the effect is called harmony.
sounds of different instruments with the same pitch and (c) Melody—When two or more notes are sounded
loudness, is known as quality or timbre. It is also one after the other, the combined note producing the
subjective in character. pleasing effect is called melody.
(d) Musical Intervals—The ratio of the frequencies
12. Musical Scale between two notes, greater one taken as numerator and
A musical scale consists of a number of notes having smaller one taken as denominator is called as musical
a definite relation between one another regarding the interval. Its numerical value is always more than one. The
frequency of vibration. The lowest note of such a series is terms associated with musical interval are—
known as key note or tonic. Between a key note and its n2
(i) Unison : = 1
octave, human ear distinguishes a number of notes n1
having definite frequency. n2
(ii) Octave Tone : = 2
(a) Chord—When two or more notes are sounded n1
together, their combination is known as chord. If the n2 9
(iii) Major Tone : =
combination produces a pleasing effect to the ear, it is n1 8
called concord, and the pleasing effect is known as n2 10
(iv) Minor Tone : =
consonance. If the combination produces a displeasing n1 9
effect, it is called discord, and disagreeable effect is n2 16
(v) Semi Tone : =
known as dissonance. n1 15


Example 1. Hydrogen consists of diatomic

molecules. The molecular weight of hydrogen is M = 2
kg/k mol. Find the speed of sound in hydrogen at
27°° C. [
R = 8·314
mol K ]
Solution :

Example 3. The sound of a ship is received by the

under water detector of a petrol vessel 18 second
before it is heard through the air. How far away is the
ship ? Speed of sound in sea water is 1400 m/s and
that in air 330 m/s.
Solution :

Example 2. A tuning fork produces a sound of

wavelength 1 metre in air at 0°° C. What would be the
wavelength of sound produced by fork in air at 10°°C ?
Solution :

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Example 6. A man is driving on a straight road
running parallel to a hill at a constant speed of 72
km/hr. He sounds the horn and hears its echo after
4 sec. What is the distance between the road and the
hill ? (Speed of sound = 340 m/s)
Solution :

Example 4. A stone is dropped into a mine shaft

122·5 m deep. How much later will the impact be
heard ? (va = 330 m/s)
Solution :

Example 5. A man is driving at 72 km/hr on a

straight road heading towards a hill. He sounds the Example 7. What is the maximum angle of inci-
horn and hears its echo 4 sec afterwards. At what dence for a sound wave, on air-water interface so that
distance from the hill horn was sounded ? Assume sound may be heard inside water ?
the speed of sound to be 340 m/s. (Sound speed in air = 350 m/s, Sound speed in
Solution : water = 1400 m/s)
Solution :

Example 8. A loudspeaker produces intensity

level of 8 decibel above a certain reference level at a
particular point P, 40 metre from it. Find (a) intensity
level at point 30 metre from the loudspeaker. (b) the
intensity level at P, if the electrical power to the
loudspeaker is halved.
Solution : (a)

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1. What happens when a sound (C) Equal to the amplitude surface of separation of the two
wave is reflected from the boun- (D) None of the above media ?
dary of a denser medium ? The (A) 15° (B) 30°
compression of the incident wave 6. The distance between two con-
(C) 45° (D) 60°
is returned as— secutive antinode is 0·5 m. The
(A) Crest distance travelled by the wave in 11. The pressure of air increases by
(B) Trough half the time period is— 100 mm of Hg and the tempe-
rature decreases by 1°C. What
(C) Compression (A) 0·25 m (B) 0·5 m
will be the change in the speed
(D) Rarefaction (C) 1 m (D) 2 m of sound in air ?
2. The frequency of a man’s voice 7. Velocity of sound in the atmos- (A) 61 mm/s (B) 61 cm/s
is 300 Hz. If the velocity of sound phere of a planet is 500 m/s. The (C) 61 m/s (D) None of these
waves is 336 m/s, the wave- minimum distance between the 12. The intensity of a wave reduces
length of the sound is— by 10% in passing through a
source of sound and the obstacle
(A) 330/336 m to hear echo should be— block. If it passes through two
(B) 300 × 336 m such blocks, the intensity of the
(A) 17 m (B) 20 m wave will be reduced to—
(C) 1·12 m
(C) 25 m (D) 50 m (A) 78% (B) 80%
(D) None of the above
(C) 81% (D) 89%
3. When a stone is dropped on the 8. The equation of a progressive
wave is represented by 13. A wave is given by the equation
surface of the still water, the
waves produced are—
(A) Transverse
x = A sin (kx – ωt ) ( )
y = A sin 2π f t –
The velocity of the wave is given Its maximum particle velocity is
(B) Longitudinal by— four times the wave velocity,
(C) Stationary (A) kx (B) k /ω when λ is equal to—
(D) None of the above
(C) ωt (D) ω/k πA
(A) πA (B)
4. Sound waves in air differ from
9. The ratio of intensities of two πA πA
the electromagnetic waves in (C) (D)
waves is 1 : 16. The ratio of their 4 8
that they cannot be—
amplitude is—
(A) Reflected (B) Refracted 14. A sound wave of wavelength λ
(A) 1/4 (B) 1/2 travels towards an obstacle with
(C) Diffracted (D) Polarised
(C) 1/16 (D) 16/17 a speed c. The obstacle itself is
5. A transverse wave is passing moving in the opposite direction
through a medium. The maxi- 10. A sound wave is travelling in a
medium in which its velocity is v. with speed v . How many com-
mum speed of the vibrating parti- pressions will strike the obstacle
cle occurs when the displace- It is incident on the second
medium in which the velocity of in one second ?
ment of the particle from the (c + v) (c – v)
mean position is— the wave is 2v . What should be (A) (B)
the minimum angle of incidence λ λ
(A) Zero on the second medium, so that (c 2 – v 2 ) (c 2 – v 2 )
(C) (D)
(B) Half of the amplitude the wave fails to cross the λ c

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15. A wave travelling along a stre- without changing its temperature, fixed end. When this wave travels
tched string is given by the velocity of sound would be— back after reflection, a node is
y = 3 cos π (100t – x) cm (A) 150 m/s (B) 600 m/s formed at a distance of 10 cm
Then its wavelength is— (C) 300 m/s (D) 1200 m/s from the fixed end of the string.
The speed of incident (and
(A) 3 cm (B) 4 cm 22. In order to listen an echo of a reflected) wave is—
(C) 2 cm (D) 1 cm sound of very short duration, the
(A) 40 m/s (B) 20 m/s
minimum distance of the obs-
16. Two harmonic motions are repre- (C) 10 m/s (D) 5 m/s
tacle from the listener should
sented by the equations
be— 28. A hospital uses an ultrasonic
y 1 = 10 sin 3πt +
4 ) (A) 1·7 m
(C) 170 m
(B) 17 m
(D) 11 m
scanner to locate tumour in a
tissue. The operating frequency
y 2 = 5 (sin 3π t + 3 cos 3πt ) 23. The noise of thunder is heard of the scanner is 4·2 MHz. The
6 sec after the flash is seen. The speed of sound in a tissue is 1·7
Their amplitudes are in the ratio–
velocity of sound at 0°C is 332 km/sec. The wavelength of
(A) 2 : 1 (B) 1 : 2 sound in the tissue is close to—
m/sec. At the time of thundering,
(C) 1 : 1 (D) 4 : 1 (A) 4 × 10–4 m (B) 8 × 10–3 m
the temperature of air is 25°C.
17. A longitudinal wave is travelling The distance of thundering cloud (C) 4 × 10–3 m (D) 8 × 10–4 m
in a coiled spring with a velocity is—
of 2 m/s. The time period of the 29. Bel is unit of—
(A) 2082 m (B) 1992 m (A) Intensity
oscillations is 0·5 sec. What is
(C) 2500 m (D) None of these
the wavelength ? (B) Pitch
(A) 2 m (B) 1 m 24. The equation of motion of a (C) Loudness
(C) 0·5 m (D) 0·25 m particle is given as (D) None of these
d 2x dx
18. The Laplace’s correction in the + 0·2 + 36 x = 0 30. Phon is the unit of—
dt 2 dt
expression for the velocity of The period of oscillation will be (A) Intensity of sound
sound given by Newton is approximately— (B) Loudness of sound
needed because sound wave— (C) Quality of sound
(A) π / 3 sec (B) π /2 sec
(A) Are longitudinal (D) Noise
(C) π / 6 sec (D) π / 4 sec
(B) Propagate isothermally 25. Calculate the r.m.s. velocity of a 31. Reverberation in a hall is due
(C) Propagate adiabatically gas molecule at NTP if the to—
(D) Are of long wavelength velocity of sound in that gas at (A) Interference of sound
NTP is 400 m/s—
19. The velocity of sound in oxygen (B) Production of beats
(Ratio of Cp and C v = 1·5)
at 30° is 330 m/s. Therefore, the (C) Reflection of sound
velocity of sound in helium at the (A) 400 2 m/ s (B) 40 2 m/ s (D) Diffraction of sound
same temperature is— (C) 330 m/ s (D) 300 m/ s
32. The ratio between the frequency
(A) 330 m/s (B) 660 m/s 26. The equation of motion of a of two sound notes is called—
(C) 950 m/s (D) 1020 m/s particle is given by
(A) Octave (B) Pitch
y = a sin ωt + b cos ωt
20. The loudness of sound depends (C) Intensity (D) Interval
on— The amplitude of motion is given
by— 33. If the pleasant effect is produced
(A) Frequency (B) Amplitude
(A) (a + b)2 (B) (a + b) by the two sounds made toge-
(C) Speed (D) Wavelength ther, the phenomenon is termed
(C) (a + b) (D) a2 + b2 as—
21. At NTP the velocity of sound in a
gas is 300 m/s. If the pressure of 27. A wave of frequency 100 Hz is (A) Consonance (B) Conchord
the gas is made four times sent along a string towards a (C) Dissonance (D) Dischord


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Many nuclides are unstable and these unstable nuclei When t = 0, Nt = N0 = Initial no. of nuclei present
spontaneously change into other nuclides by radioactive
⇒ loge N0 = A
decay. The process of spontaneous disintegration of
heavy atomic nuclei like uranium, radium, etc. into other ∴ loge Nt = –λt + loge N0
nuclei by emission of corpuscular or electromagnetic
radiations is called radioactivity. The disintegration takes ⇒ Nt = N0e–λt Decay equation.
place at constant rate and is unaffected by any physical or According to this law the number of active nuclides
chemical changes. Three features of radioactivity are decreases exponentially with time and Nt → 0 when t = ∞.
extraordinary in light of classical physics.
The experimental decay law was deduced by E. Von
(a) When a nucleus undergoes alpha ( 2He 4++ ) or
Schweidler on the basis of law of chance rather than on
Beta emission, its atomic number and mass number
the basis of mathematical methodology. The probability p
change and it becomes nucleus of a different element.
for a nucleus to disintegrate in a time interval Δt, depends
(b) The energy liberated during a radioactive decay
on duration of time interval,
comes from within the individual nuclei without external
excitation. p ∝ Δt
(c) Radioactive decay is a statistical process that ⇒ p = λ· Δt,
obeys the law of chance.
where λ is the disintegration constant.
By studying the penetrating power of emitted radiation
Rutherford classified the radiation as α-rays and β-rays. The probability that the given nucleus will not
disintegrate during the interval Δ t is 1 – p
Paul Villard identified third rays as γ-rays, the highly
energetic electromagnetic rays. The transformation of one = 1 – λ · Δt
nucleus in the other form is called nuclear transmuta-
The probability that this nucleus will not disintegrate
tion. During γ-emission no transmutation takes place. It
in a second time interval Δt is also 1 – λ · Δt. The
has been found that there are only 272 stable nuclei of
probability that the given nucleus will survive even after
naturally occurring elements (they are non-radioactive).
both the intervals is (1 – λ·Δt)2. Therefore, for n such
The rest are radioactive and unstable and called radio-
isotopes. intervals, the probability of survival is
Radioactive Decay Law (1 – λ·Δt)n = [ ( )]
After experimental studies Rutherford and Soddy
where t = n ·Δt
gave following laws :
(a) α and β-emission are usually but not invariably The probability that nucleus will survive after a time t
accompanied by γ-emission. The newly transformed nuclei is
are generally again radioactive and are led to successive
disintegrations till final stable product (Pb) is formed.
limn → ∞ ( 1 – λ· )
= e–λt
(b) The rate of radioactive disintegration is directly If N0 = Initial no. of nuclei present at t = 0
proportional to number N of the active nuclei present in
the sample at any time. Nt
= Fraction of unchanged nuclei after a time
If Nt be the number of active nuclides present in the N0
sample at any instant t, then experimentally, we have t = n · Δt
d Nt No. of nuclei surviving after time t
– ∝ Nt =
dt No. of nuclei initially present at t = 0
d Nt – λt
⇒ = – λ Nt , = e
where λ is a constant of proportionality called disinte- ∴ Nt = N0 e–λt
gration constant. λ is called disintegration or decay or radioactive or
d Nt
⇒ = – λdt transformation constant. It is independent of the exter-
nal condition and the age of the sample. It only depends
⇒ loge Nt = – λt + A, on the energy available for nuclear transformation and on
where, A is a constant of integration the characteristics of parent and daughter nuclei.

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Half-life—Half-value period (t 1/2) of radioactive Another unit used for activity is Rutherford (rd) with
nuclei is defined as the time after which half of the nuclei 1 rd = 106 disintegration per sec.
remain in its original state.
Radioactive Series : Displacement Law
If Nt = then, Alpha emission from a parent nucleus of atomic
N0 number Z and mass number A transforms it into a
= N0 e–λt 1/2 daughter nucleus of atomic number (Z – 2) and mass
number (A – 4). The daughter nuclei, a new element, gets
⇒ e–λt 1/2 = its position two places lower in periodic table.
loge 2 2·303 log 2 ZX
A ⎯→ Y A –4
⇒ t 1/2 = = – α Z–2
λ λ
Similarly, a β-emission changes parent nucleus (Z, A)
= into a daughter of atomic number (Z + 1) and mass
λ number A. The new element advances along periodic
Average life—The decay of radioactive nuclei takes table by one place.
place in accordance with probabilistic law and as per this ZX
A ⎯→ Y A
– β Z +1
interpretation some nuclei may disintegrate immediately
while some may exist for infinitely large time. The average Daughter nucleus Y is an isobar of parent nucleus X.
These two laws are called displacement laws of Soddy
or mean life T of a radioactive nucleus is the average life
and Fajan. The daughter nuclide may also be radioactive
time of all the nuclei in the given sample and is defined as
and this gives rise to a radioactive series. There are three
the ratio of total lifetime of all nuclei to the total number of naturally occurring series showing successive transforma-
nuclei. tions.
Let us consider a sample containing N0 radioactive (a) Uranium series—The uranium series starts with
nuclei at time t = 0. The number of nuclei which decay 238
and finishes at 82Pb206 . The series is also called
92 U
between time t and t + dt is λNdt. The life of these nuclei (4n + 2) series because mass number of any nuclide of
is approximately t each. The sum of the lives of these d N series is given by A = 4n + 2, n being an integer.
nuclei is t λ Ndt. The sum of all the lives of all N nuclei that (b) Thorium series—It begins with 90Th 232 and ends
were active at t = 0 will be at 82Pb208 . It is also called 4 n-series.
∞ (c) Actinium series—It starts with 92U235 and ends
S = ∫ 0
t λNdt at 82Pb207 . It is also called (4 n + 3) series.
∞ (d) Neptunium series—This series has been
= λ N0 ∫ 0
te –λt dt observed after the discovery of nuclear fission and the
production of artificial transuranic element (Z > 92). It
⎡ e–λt ∞ ∞
e –λt ⎤ starts with Plutonium ( 94Pu241 ) and ends with Bismuth
= λ N0 ⎢ ( ) t – ∫ dt ⎥
⎢⎣ –λ 0 0 –λ ⎥⎦ (83Bi209 ). This is also known as (4n + 1) series.

e –λt
= – λ N0 ( ) λ2 0
Alpha Decay
N0 The nuclear attractive force is a short-range force but
= coulombian repulsive forces between nucleons are of
unlimited range. Nuclei with more than 210 nucleons are
Thus, average life of the nuclei is so large that short-range nuclear force cannot counter
S 1 balance the mutual repulsion between the protons.
t av = =
N0 λ
Alpha decay occurs in these nuclei as a means of
But half-life increasing their stability by reducing their size. Alpha
0·693 particle (2He 4) is emitted instead of individual proton due
t 1/2 =
λ to high binding energy of the alpha particle (~ – 27 MeV).
t 1/2 Therefore, on the emission of α-particle, the B. E. per
∴ t av =
0·693 nucleon increases and residual nucleus tends towards
It is evident that t av > t 1/2. greater stability.
A → Z–2YA–4 + 2He 4 + Q
The activity of a nucleus is defined as A =
dt where Q = The energy released in the process of α-
= λN and it is governed by statistical law. decay.
At = A0 e–λt Q = (mx – my – m He)c 2
The activity per unit mass of a sample is called its where, mx = Mass of parent nucleus ‘X’
specific activity. The activity is expressed in terms of my = Mass of daughter nucleus ‘Y’ and
curie (ci) with 1 ci = 3·7 × 101 0 disintegration per sec. m He = Mass of alpha particle

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K.E. of emitted alpha particle can be calculated on R ∝ v3
the basis of conservation of energy and momentum and it
comes out to be ⇒ R = av 3 where a is a constant.

E= ( )
This is Geiger’s law.
E = mv 2
The value of K.E. of α-particle is in the range of 4 – 9 2
MeV for various α-emitters, whereas the nucleus behaves 2E
as a potential barrier containing an α-particle having ⇒ v =
energy of the order of nearly 25 MeV. This fact cannot be
∴ R = av 3
explained by classical theory. In 1928 Gamow, Condon
and Gurney explained it on the basis of quantum theory.
According to this theory α-particles do not exist as such
= a· ( )
inside the nucleus but just at the time of emission, two
⇒ R = b E3/2 where b is another constant.
protons and neutrons combine to form an alpha particle.
The alpha particle moves within the nucleus with an An important relationship between R and λ (disinte-
average velocity of 10 7 m/s and in a neucleus of size gration constant) was experimentally discovered by
10–14 m, α-particle takes about 10–21 sec to move across Geiger and Nuttal.
a neucleus once. The frequency of alpha particle’s
occurrence at a point is 1021 times in a second. According loge λ = A + B loge R
to quantum mechanics, even with insufficient K.E., the α- where A and B are constants having different values for
particle has very finite and definite probability of its different radioactive series.
crossing the barrier of higher energy. Since frequency of
5. At normal pressure in air the range of α-particle, is
attempts ( n ) by the alpha particle is very large, the
probability of its escaping the potential barrier, P = p xn, from 3 to 8 cm depending on the initial K.E. of the
becomes significant and it penetrates the barrier. This is particle.
called tunnel effect. The α-particle has only one chance 6. These particles produce fluorescence in subs-
out of 10 38 to come out of barrier in case of uranium. The tances like zinc sulphide and barium platinocyanide.
10 38 7. These particles are deflected by electric and
time required to come out is 21 – ~ 1017 sec – ~ 3 × 109
10 magnetic fields.
years. But in case of RaC, α-particle has one chance out
8. They affect photographic plates.
of 1017 to come out and this gives half life of 0·0001 sec.
9. They get scatterred while passing through a metal
The tunnel effect also gives explanation of great
difference in half-lives among the radioactive elements.
10. They can produce artificial radioactivity in certain
Properties of α -rays elements and can also produce nuclear reactions.
1. These rays have been identified as helium nuclei.
Beta Decay
2. The velocity of these particles ranges from
1·4 × 107 m/s to 2·05 × 10 7 m/s depending upon the radio- Beta decay is another process through which by
active substances emitting them. Energy of α-particles changing its composition nucleus becomes more stable.
emitted from radioactive substances varies from 4·19 to Beta-decay has its puzzling aspect, the principles of
6·78 MeV. conservation of energy, linear momentum and angular
3. They have least penetrating power among the momentum are all apparently violated in beta decay. Both
three rays emitted by radioactive samples because of positive and negative electrons are emitted spontane-
their massive mass. They can be stopped by aluminium ously from radioactive nuclei. There is a third process of
sheet of 0·02 mm thickness or by even paper sheet. electron capture, where the nucleus absorbs one of its
4. They have great ionising power and this is the orbital electrons, also comes under β-decay. These
most important property of α-particles. The distance particles ejected from a radioactive source possess a
through which an α-particle travels in a specified material range of velocities and hence, a range of energies varying
before stopping to ionise it is called its range or from 0 to a maximum value characterised by nuclide.
ionisation path length, which depends on (a) Initial The direction of emitted particle and recoiling nuclei
energy of the α-particle (b) Ionisation potential of the gas are never exactly opposite to each other as required by
and (c) the chances of collision between the α-particles conservation of linear momentum. The fundamental
and the gas particles, that is, on the nature and the particles electron, proton and neutron are spin half
temperature and pressure of the gas. particles.
Geiger showed through his experimental studies that In β-decay the mass number A of parent nuclei does
for monoenergetic α-particle of velocity v , the range R in not change, only the atomic number Z changes by one
standard air is proportional to cube of velocity. unit. In β–-decay Z changes to (Z + 1) and consequently N

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decreases to (N – 1) since neutron is transformed into 7. They are deflected by electric and magnetic fields.
8. They can affect a photographic plate.
A → Z+1YA + –1e 0, [n → p + + e – ]
9. They can produce artificial radioactivity.
Energy released
Q = [Mn (A, Z) – Mn (A, Z+1) – me ] c 2 Gamma Decay
In β + decay Z decreases to (Z – 1) and N becomes A nucleus can exist in states whose energies are
(N + 1) due to transformation of proton into a neutron. higher than that of ground state. Just like an atomic
A → Z–1YA + +1e 0 [ p + → n + β+ ] energy state of orbital electron the nucleus also has
different energy states. An excited nucleus is denoted by
The Q-value is given as star after its symbol like 87
Sr* . Excited nucleus returns to
Q = [M(A, Z) – M(A, Z – 1) – 2m e ] c 2 ground state by emitting photons whose energies
correspond to the energy differences between the various
In orbital electron capture, like β+ decay Z reduces to
initial and final states in the transition involved. The
Z – 1 as the process involves transformation of proton into
emitted photons have their energies in the range of
several MeV and are called as Gamma (γ) rays.
A + – 1e
0 → Z–1YA [p ++ e – → n ]
The figure given below shows the beta decay of
The Q-value of the process is 27 to 27
12 Mg 13Al . The half-life of the decay is 9·5 min and
Qe = [M(A, Z) – M(A, Z – 1)] c 2 it may take place to either of the two excited states of
27 27
13 Al . The resulting 13 Al * nucleus then undergoes one
When an atomic electron is captured, a vacancy is
or two gamma decays to reach the ground state.
created in the atomic shell and X-rays are produced
following into capture. 27
12 Mg
In 1927 Pauli proposed an hypothesis to make con-
servation principles valid in case of β-emission. He pro- β
posed emission of a second new particle called neutrino β
simultaneously during β-emission. His idea was deve- 1·015 MeV
loped into a consistent theory by Enrico Fermi. Many
properties were assigned to this new particle like being
0·834 MeV
electrically neutral; having zero rest mass, half integral
spin and being a carrier of energy. This new particle was γ γ
– 27
of two types—the neutrino (ν) and the antineutrino ( ν ). 13 Al

The real β-emission process can be expressed as

Sometimes it happens that the energy of emitted

n → p+ + e– + ν photon is absorbed by orbital electron and electron is
– emitted instead of photon. The phenomena is looked up
For example 1H
3 → 2He
3 + – 1e 0 + ν
as internal photoelectric effect or internal conversion.
and p+ → n + e+ + ν
Properties of γ -rays
For example 6C
11 → 5B
11 + 1e 0 + ν
1. γ-rays are electromagnetic waves and have velocity
The existence of neutrino particles was experimen-
tally established by F. Reines and C. L. Cowan in 1956. It equal to that of light.
could not be easily observed because it almost does not 2. They are highly penetrating and can penetrate
interact with matter. through several centimetre thick lead or iron block.

Properties of β -rays 3. They have got small ionising power.

1. They are found to be stream of electrons. 4. They can produce fluorescence in substance like
2. Their velocities vary from 33% to 99·8% of velocity of
5. They can affect photographic plate.
light. Their average energy is only 2 to 3 MeV due to
their negligibly small masses. 6. They are not deflected by electric and magnetic
3. They can easily pass through a few millimeter thick
aluminium sheet. 7. They knockout electrons from the surface on which
they fall.
4. Their ionisation power is quite small as compared to
that of α-particle. 8. They heat the substance on which they fall.
9. They produce simultaneous electron-positron pair.
5. Their range in air is several metres.
γ → e– + e+
6. They can produce fluorescence in material like Zinc
Sulphide and Barium platinocyanide. 10. Hard γ-rays are used for medical purposes.

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1. A radioactive nucleus 92X235 (C) An α-particle and a β-particle 11. What is the respective number of
decays to 9 1Y231 . Which of the α and β particles emitted in the
(D) Two β-particles and a proton
following particles are emitted ? following radioactive decay ?
(A) One alpha and one neutron 6. A radioactive material decays by
90 X
200 ⎯⎯→ 80Y168
(B) Two deuterons and one posi- simultaneous emission of two
tron particles with respective half- (A) 6 and 8 (B) 8 and 8
(C) One alpha and one proton lives 1620 and 810 years. The (C) 6 and 6 (D) 8 and 6
(D) One proton and four neut- time (in years) after which one-
fourth of the material remains 12. The count rate of a Geiger-Muller
rons counter for the radiation of a
2. N atoms of a radioactive element radioactive material of half-life of
(A) 1080 (B) 2430
emit n alpha particles per second. 30 minutes decreases to 5s –1
The half-life of the element is— (C) 3240 (D) 4860
after 2 hours. The initial count
n N 7. After two hours, one sixteenth of rate was—
(A) sec (B) sec
N n the starting amount of a certain
0·693N 0·693 n (A) 25 s–1 (B) 80 s–1
(C) sec (D) sec radioactive isotope remained
n N undecayed. The half-life of the (C) 625 s–1 (D) 20 s–1
3. The radioactivity of a sample is isotope is— 13. Unit of radioactivity is Rutherford.
R1 at a time T1 and R 2 at a time (A) 15 minute (B) 30 minute Its value is—
T2. If the half-life of the speci-
(C) 45 minute (D) 1 hour (A) 3·7 × 1010 disintegrations/sec
men is T, the number of atoms
that have disintegrated in time 8. An element used for radioactive (B) 3·7 × 106 disintegrations/sec
(T2 – T 1) is proportional to— carbon dating for more than 5600
years is— (C) 1·0 × 1010 disintegrations/sec
(A) (R1T1 – R 2T2
(B) (R1 – R 2) (A) C–14 (B) U–234 (D) 1·0 × 106 disintegrations/sec
(R1 – R 2) (C) U–238 (D) Po–94 14. The half-life of the isotope 11Na 24
T 9. A radioactive substance has a is 15 hours. How much time does
(D) (R1 – R 2)T half-life of 60 minutes. After 3 7
it take for th of a sample of this
4. The probability of a radioactive hours, the fraction of atoms that 8
atom to survive 5 times longer has decayed would be— isotope to decay ?
than its half value period is— (A) 12·5% (B) 87·5% (A) 75 hrs (B) 65 hrs
2 (C) 8·5% (D) 25·1%
(A) (B) 2 × 5 (C) 55 hrs (D) 45 hrs
5 10. A radioactive reaction is
(C) 2 –5 (D) 25 15. What is the mass of one curie of
U 238 → Pb 206 . How many
92 82 U234 ?
5. As a result of radioactive decay, α- and β-particles are emitted ?
238 is converted into 234 .
92 U 91 Pa (A) 3·7 × 1010 gm
(A) 10 α, 6 β
The particles emitted during this
(B) 4 protons, 8 neutrons (B) 2·348 × 1023 gm
decay are—
(A) A proton and a neutron (C) 6 electrons, 8 protons (C) 1·4370 × 10–11 gm
(B) A proton and two α-particles (D) 6 β, 8 α (D) 6·25 × 10–34 gm


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(C) μ2 sin θ2 = μ1 sin θ1
(D) None of these
13. Assuming earth to be sphere of
uniform density what is the value
of acceleration due to gravity at a
point 100 km below the earth
1. Planck’s constant has same 7. An apple gives 21 kJ energy to a surface ?
dimension as— boy. How much height he can
(Given R = 6380 × 10 3 m)
(A) Angular momentum climb by using this energy if his
efficiency is 28% ? (A) 3·10 m/s (B) 5·06 m/s 2
(B) Linear momentum
(Mass of boy 40 kg) (C) 7·64 m/s 2 (D) 9·66 m/s 2
(C) Force
(D) Energy (A) 22·5 m (B) 15 m 14. Which of the following cannot be
(C) 10 m (D) 5 m polarised ?
2. The rotational inertia of a collap-
8. The resistances of two bulbs of (A) Infra red light
sing star changes to one third its
initial value. The ratio of the new 200 W and 100 W of same vol- (B) Light from a sodium lamp
kinetic energy to the initial tage are R1 and R2. Then the (C) Sound waves
rotational kinetic energy is— R1 (D) RF signals
value of will be—
(A) 1 : 3 (B) 9 : 1 R2
15. A particle executing SHM has
(C) 3 : 1 (D) 1 : 9 1 1
(A) (B) amplitude 0·01 m and frequency
2 4
3. A bullet is fired from the gun with 60 Hz. The maximum accelera-
(C) 2 (D) 4 tion of the particle is—
a speed of 1000 m/s in order to
hit a target s = 100 m away. At 9. A 500 kg car takes around turn of (A) 60 π 2 m/s2
what height above the target radius 50 m with a speed of 36
km/hr. The centripetal force (B) 88 π 2 m/s2
should the gun be aimed ?
(The resistance of air is negligible acting on the car will be— (C) 140 π 2 m/s2
and g = 10 m/s2) (A) 1200 N (B) 1000 N (D) 144 π 2 m/s2
(A) 23 cm (B) 15 cm (C) 750 N (D) 250 N
16. In rising from the bottom of a
(C) 9 cm (D) 5 cm 10. The volume of a given mass of lake to the top the volume of a
4. The ionisation energy of an atom gas will be doubled at atmos- bubble triples. The approximate
is X, energy required to excite pheric pressure if the tempera- depth of the lake is—
the atom is Y and its total energy ture of the gas is changed from
(A) 3 m (B) 10 m
is Z. The arrangement of X, Y, Z 150°C to—
in ascending order of magnitude (C) 21 m (D) 40 m
(A) 423°C (B) 510°C
is— 17. A boy cools from 60°C to 50°C in
(C) 473°C (D) 573°C
(A) XYZ (B) YZX 10 minutes. If the room tempera-
(C) ZYX (D) ZXY 11. A car is moving at a speed of 72
ture is 25°C and assuming
km/hr. The diameter of its wheels
5. A boy of 50 kg is standing in a lift Newton’s law of cooling to hold
is 0·5 m. If the wheels are
moving down with an accelera- good, the temperature of the
stopped in 20 rotations applying
tion 9·8 m/s 2 . The apparent body at the end of the next 10
brakes, then angular retardation
weight of the boy is— minutes will be—
produced by the brake is—
50 (A) – 45·5 rad/s 2 (A) 45°C (B) 42·85°C
(A) N (B) 50 × 9·8 N
9·8 (B) – 33·5 rad/s 2 (C) 40°C (D) 38·5°C
(C) 50 N (D) Zero (C) – 29·5 rad/s 2
18. If half-life of 90Th 234 is 24 days,
6. What is the current flowing (D) – 25·5 rad/s 2
the amount of a 12 gram sample
across the switch S when it is 12. A ray of light goes obliquely from remaining after 96 days is—
closed ? water into glass. The angle of
(A) 1 gram (B) 0·75 gram
3Ω P 2Ω incidence in water is θ 1, the
(C) 1·6 gram (D) None of these
17V 5V angle of refraction in glass is θ2,
S 19. The efficiency of a Carnot engine
• • • the index of refraction of water is
operating with reservoir tempera-
μ1 and the index of refraction of
2Ω Q 3Ω ture of 100°C and – 23°C will
the glass is μ 2. Which of the
(A) 1 A from Q to P be—
following is a correct relation for
100 – 23 100 + 23
(B) 1 A from P to Q this case ? (A) (B)
373 373
(C) 2 A from P to Q (A) μ1 sin θ2 = μ2 sin θ1
100 + 23 100 – 23
(D) 12 A from Q to P (B) μ2 = sin θ1/sin θ2 (C) (D)
100 100

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20. The figure represents the motion 24. The graph shows the maximum screen, the linear magnification
of car A and B on straight kinetic energy of the photo- of the image is found to be 2·5.
parallel tracks. Car B passes car electrons ejected when photons The lens is now moved 30 cm
A at the instant car A starts from nearer the screen and a sharp

(K.E.) max ( 10–19 J )→

rest at t = 0 second. Which of the image is again formed on the
4 same screen placed at the same
following inferences from the
graph is/are incorrect ? 3 place. The focal length of the


2 lens is—
1 (A) 20 cm
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
(B) 14·3 cm
(C) Data insufficient
Frequency (× 1014 Hz)
(D) None of these
of different frequencies strike a
29. The resistance of a galvano-
metal surface. The work function
of this metal is— meter is G = 6Ω. Maximum
current of 2 amp is measured by
(A) 8·25 eV
it. Then required resistance to
(B) 0·825 eV convert it into an ammeter read-
(C) Data insufficient ing up to 6A, will be—
(A) The acceleration of car A (D) None of these (A) 5Ω (B) 4Ω
during the interval from t = 0
to t = 60s is 1 ms–2 25. 700 pF capacitor is charged by (C) 3Ω (D) 2Ω
50V battery. Electrostatic energy
(B) The distance travelled by
is stored by it will be— 30. 1H
2 + 1H3 ⎯⎯→ 2He 4 + 0n1 + Q
car A in the interval between
t = 0 and t = 60 second is (A) 17·0 × 10– 8 J where Q is energy released. This
1800 m (B) 13·0 × 10– 9 J reaction is primarily an example
(C) After t = 0 the time taken by of—
(C) 8·75 × 10– 7 J
car A to catch upto car B is (A) Fission (B) Fusion
60 second (D) 6·7 × 10– 7 J
(C) α-decay (D) None of these
(D) None of these 26. For sodium D-lines d λ = 6Å.
31. A hot electric iron has a resis-
21. A metal coin is at the bottom of a Taking the mean wavelength of
tance of 80Ω and is used on a
beaker filled with a liquid of these lines 5893 Å, calculate the
wave number difference between 200 V source. The electrical
refractive index 4/3 to height of 6
them— energy spent, if it is used for 2 hr,
cm. To an observer looking from
will be—
above the surface of the liquid, (A) 17·3 per cm
coin will appear at a depth of— (A) 8000 Wh (B) 2000 Wh
(B) 1000 per cm
(A) 7·5 cm (B) 6·75 cm (C) 1000 Wh (D) 800 Wh
(C) 10–3 per cm
(C) 4·5 cm (D) 1·5 cm (D) None of these 32. How long a distance will a 2·00
kg ball starting from rest fall
22. What is shown on Y-axis in this 27. Four resistances of 100 ohm freely in 1·00 sec ?
graph for water ? each are connected in the form
(A) 9·81m (B) 4·90 m
Y of a square. The effective resis-
tance along the diagonal points P (C) 2·00 m (D) 32 m
R is— 33. An aeroplane having a wing

Q space of 35 m flies due north

with the speed of 90 m/s. Given
R1 = 100 Ω R2 = 100 Ω B = 4 × 10– 5 tesla the potential
For water difference between the tips of the
| | | |
| | | X wings will be—
–8 –4 0 4
8 12 16
R3 = 100 Ω R4 = 100 Ω (A) 0·013 V (B) 1·26 V
Temperature ( ° C) →
(C) 12·6 V (D) 0·126 V
(A) Volume (B) Density 34. Monochromatic light falls on a
(C) Depth (D) Specific heat (A) 100 Ω (B) 180 Ω metal surface that has a work
23. An astronomical telescope has (C) 220 Ω (D) 440 Ω function of 6·7 × 10 –19 joule.
two lenses of focal powers 0·5 D 28. Aluminous object and a screen Each photon has an energy of
and 20D. Then its magnifying are placed on an optical bench 8·0 × 10 –19 joule. (Planck’s cons-
power will be— and a converging lens is placed tant = 6·63 × 10–34 joule-sec. One
(A) 8 (B) 20 between them to throw a sharp electron volt = 1·6 × 10–19 joule).
(C) 30 (D) 40 image of the object on the Examine which of the following

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information regarding this pro- 40. In the A.C. series circuit shown, 45. The function of moderators in
blem is incorrect ? the rms voltage across C is 3V. nuclear reactor is to—
(A) The maximum kinetic energy The rms voltage across the (A) Decrease the speed of neu-
of the photoelectrons emit- resistor R in V is— trons
ted by the substance is 5V(rms) (B) Increase the speed of neu-
1·3 × 10–19 joule. ● ~● trons
(B) Energy of each photon is (C) Decrease the speed of elec-
5·0 eV R C trons
(C) Frequency of the photon is (D) Increase the speed of elec-
1·2 × 1015 Hz. 3V(rms) trons
(D) None of these (A) 1 (B) 2 46. The radioactive decay constant
35. The peak value of AC voltage on (C) 3 (D) 4 of a radioactive substance is
a 220 V mains is—
41. The ionisation potential of 0·6931 × 104 sec–1. What is its
(A) 240 2 V (B) 230 2 V hydrogen atom is 13·6 volt. In the half-life ?
(C) 220 2 V (D) 200 2 V lowest energy level, this atom is (A) 2 × 104 sec
ionised by absorbing a photon of (B) 1 × 10–4 sec
36. A small bar magnet is allowed to
800 A° . The kinetic energy of the
fall freely through a seamless (C) 1·44 × 104 sec
metal tube held vertical. During released electron will be—
(A) 15·51 eV (B) 2·91 eV (D) 2·88 × 104 sec
its fall its acceleration may be—
(A) Equal to g (C) 13·6 eV (D) 1·91 eV 47. The work function for aluminium
(B) Greater than g, even infinite 42. The mutual conductance of a surface is 4·2 eV. The cutoff
(C) Less than g, even zero triode is— wavelength for photoelectric
effect is—
(D) None of these ΔIp
(A) (B) ΔIp × ΔVg (A) 1000 A ° (B) 2000 A°
37. Two inductors each of induc- ΔVg
tance L are joined in parallel. (C) ΔIp /Δ I g (D) ΔIp × Δ I g °
(C) 2946 A °
(D) 4200 A
Their equivalent inductance will
be— 43. A nucleus X with mass number A 48. van der Waals’ critical coefficient
L and charge number Z, disinte- RTC
(A) Zero (B) is—
2 grates into one α-particle and PCVC
(C) L (D) 2L one β-particle. The resulting nuc- 8 3
(A) (B)
38. A box weighing 100 N is at rest lide R has atomic mass and 3 8
on a horizontal floor. The coeffi-
cient of static friction between the
atomic number, equal to—
(A) (A – Z) and (Z – 1)
(C) ()8
(D) None of these
box and the floor is 0·4. What is (B) (A – Z) and (Z – 2)
49. The wavelength associated with
the smallest force F exerted 30° (C) (A – 4) and (A – 2)
an electron accelerated through
north of east that can put the box (D) (A – 4) and (Z – 1) a potential difference of 100V is
to motion ? 44. The equivalent resistance bet- of the order of—
(A) 375 N (B) 3·75 N ween points A and D of the ° °
(A) 1·2 A (B) 10·5 A
(C) 0·375 N (D) 37·5 N circuit is—
(C) 100 A °
(D) 1000 A
39. The primary of a stepdown trans- 10 Ω 10 Ω 10 Ω
former used for ringing door bell ●D 50. An engine having an efficiency of
has 2000 turns of fine wire and 0·6 has an exhaust which is used
the secondary has 100 turns. 10 Ω 10 Ω to derive another engine with an
The transformer when connected efficiency of 0·4. The efficiency of
to 110 V AC source will deliver at A● the system of two engines as a
10 Ω 10 Ω 10 Ω
its secondary at a potential diffe- whole is—
rence of—
(A) 5·5 V (B) 11 V (A) 80 Ω (B) 60 Ω (A) 1·0 (B) 0·5
(C) 55 V (D) 220 V (C) 30 Ω (D) 40 Ω (C) 0·24 (D) 0·75


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immersed in water, find the
density of the body—
(A) 2·32 × 102 kg/m3
(B) 1·76 × 102 kg/m3
(C) 6·7 × 102 kg/m3
(D) 7·6 × 103 kg/m3
1. The rate of change of velocity of a 7. If retardation produced by air
13. A particle moves under the influ-
body falling from rest in a resist- resistance to the projectile is one
ence of a force F = cx from x = 0
ing medium is described by equa- tenth of acceleration due to to x = x 1 where c is a constant.
dv gravity, the time to reach the
tion = At – Bv. The dimensions The workdone in this process is—
dt maximum height—
for A and B are— (A) Increases by 9% (A) cx12 (B) cx12
(A) LT –3, T (B) LT, T–1 (B) Decreases by 9% (C) cx13 (D) Zero
(C) LT, T (D) LT –3, T–1 (C) Increases by 11%
14. Find the time period of a simple
2. The focal length of a convex lens (D) Decreases by 11%
pendulum at a place where g = 5
is 20 cm in air. Find the focal 8. A concave mirror of focal length m/s2, if it is a second’s pendulum
length of the lens when immer- 20 cm produces a three times at a place where g = 10 m/s2.
sed in water— magnified image. Find the posi- What is its effective length ?
(μg = 1·5, μw = 1·33) tions of the object— (A) 2 T1, 1·014 m
(A) 70 cm (B) 80 cm (A) 8 cm, 10 cm T1
(B) 10 cm, 12 cm (B) , 0·014 m
(C) 90 cm (D) 60 cm 2
(C) 26·67 cm, 13·33 cm (C) 2T 1, 2m
3. If the displacement of the particle
varies with time as x 1/2 = t + 7, (D) 15 cm, 17 cm T1
(D) , 4·1 m
then— 9. A satellite in force-free space 2
(A) Velocity of the particle is sweeps stationary interplanetary 15. A stone tied to a string of length L
inversely proportional to t dM is whirled in a vertical circle, with
dust at a rate = av, where M
(B) Velocity of the particle is dt the other end of the string at the
proportional to t is the mass and v is the velocity centre. At a certain instant of
of the satellite and a is a time, the stone is at its lowest
(C) Velocity of the particle is
constant. The deceleration of position and has a speed u. The
inversely proportional to t 1/2
the satellite is— magnitude of the change in its
(D) The particle moves with a 2av 2 av 2
(A) – (B) – velocity as it reaches a position
constant acceleration M M where the string is horizontal, is—
4. The two sources of luminous av 2
(C) – (D) –av 2 (A) u 2 – 2g L (B) 2g L
intensities 100 and 400 Cd are 2M
(C) u2 – gL (D) 2(u 2 – g L)
120 cm apart. Find the position 10. The surface tension of water is
of a screen where the illumi- 0·07 N/m. Find the weight of 16. A small block of mass m slides
nance becomes equal— water supported by surface along the frictionless loop. What
(A) 0·9 m, 1·2 m tension in a capillary tube with a is the resultant force it exerts at
(B) 1m, 2m radius of 0·1 mm— position Q ? At what height above
(A) 4·40 × 10–5 N the bottom of the loop should the
(C) 0·1 m, 0·5 m block be released so that the
(D) 0·4 m, 0·8 m (B) 44·0 × 10–5 N force it exerts against the track at
5. An arrow is shot in air. Its range is (C) 4·40 × 105 N the top of the loop is equal to its
weight ?
60 m and its time of flight is 3 s. (D) 75 × 10–2 N
If g = 10 ms–2 then the ux and
11. A sphere of mass 2 kg is moving
uy are given as—
on a frictionless horizontal table
(A) 20 ms –1, 25 ms –1 with velocity v . It strikes with a
(B) 20 ms –1, 15 ms –1 spring (force constant = 1Nm –1)
and compresses it by 4 metre. 5R
(C) 25 ms –1, 20 ms –1
The velocity v of the sphere is—
(D) 15 ms –1, 20 ms –1
(A) 4 ms–1 (B) 2 2 ms–1 Q
6. A ray of light is refracting from (C) 2 ms–1 (D) 2 ms–1 R
glass to water. Find the critical
(A) 80·6 mg , 4 R
angle in the glass medium— 12. A body of volume V is floating in
(B) 60·8 mg , 2R
(A) 50° (B) 62° 45′ water remaining partially immer-
2 (C) 8·06 mg , 3R
(C) 45° (D) 30° sed. If of the total volume is (D) 68·0 mg , R

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17. The satellite is moving very close 23. The equation 28. If current in an electic bulb drops
to a planet of density ρ. The time → 2π 2π by 1%, then the power drop is—
period of the satellite is— ψ ( x ‚ t) = j sin vt cos x (A) 3% (B) 2%
λ λ
(C) 1% (D) 4%
3π represents—
⎛ 3π⎞
(A) (B) 29. In the network shown E1 = 3 volt,
ρG ⎝ ρG⎠ (A) Transverse progressive
E2 = 2 volt, E3 = 1 volt and R = r1
= r2 = r3 = 1 ohm. The potential

⎛ 3π ⎞
3/2 (B) Longitudinal progressive
(C) (D) difference between A and B is—
2ρG ⎝ 2ρG⎠ wave
(C) Longitudinal stationary wave
18. A block of mass 2 kg is on a
(D) Transverse stationary wave
horizontal plane. A force of 10N
is applied on the body at an 24. A torch bulb rated as 4·5 W, 1·5
angle 30° with the horizontal in V is connected as shown in the
figure. The e.m.f. of the cell (A) 1V (B) 2V
upward direction. If the body just
needed to make the bulb glow at (C) 3V (D) 4V
tends to move, calculate the
coefficient of limiting friction— full intensity is— 30. E.C.E. of silver is 1·118 × 10 –8
(A) 0·577 (B) 5·77 4.5 W, 1.5 V gm/coulomb. Its atomic weight is
(C) 7·57 (D) 0·005 108 and the Avogadro’s number
1Ω is 6·02 × 1023 per gm mole. The
19. A system is taken from state A to
charge on silver ion is—
state B along two different paths
1 and 2. The work done on the (A) 3·2 × 10–19 C
system along these two paths is (B) 6·4 × 10–19 C
W1 and W2 respectively. The heat E 2.67 Ω
(C) 4·8 × 10–19 C
absorbed by the system along (A) 4·5 V (B) 1·5 V
these two paths is Q1 and Q2 (C) 2·67 V (D) 13·5 V (D) 1·6 × 10–19 C
respectively. The internal energy 31. In the given bridge the value of X
at A and B is U A and U B respec- 25. The speed of sound in air at 15°C
and 76 cm of mercury is 340 for which the potential difference
tively— between the points B and D will
(A) W1 = W2 = UB – U A ms–1. The speed of sound in air
be zero is—
at 30°C and 75 cm of mercury will
(B) Q1 = Q2 = UA – U B B
(C) Q1 + W 1 = Q2 + W2 = U A + UB


(D) Q1 + W 2 = Q2 + W 1 = U B – U A

(A) 340

288 1
1 e2 A Ω C
20. The dimensions of × are— 288
ε0 hc

(B) 340

303 Ω

(A) A2L–3T4M–1 (B) A–2T–4L3M (C) 340 2


(C) A0M0L0T0 (D) AT 2L–3M–1
2 × 75
(D) 340
21. The frequency of a vibrating body 76
situated in air—
26. Which amongst the following is (A) 5 Ω (B) 10 Ω
(A) Is the same as natural fre- the correct expression ?
quency (C) 15 Ω (D) 20 Ω
(A) Current density = Resistivity
(B) Is higher than its natural fre- 32. Quality factor for thermal neu-
× Electric field
quency trons is—
(B) Current density = Specific
(C) Is lower than its natural fre- (A) 3 (B) 10
resistance/electric field
quency (C) 20 (D) 1
(C) Current density = Specific
(D) Can have any value conductivity × Electric field 33. The e.m.f. developed in a thermo-
22. Which of the following character- (D) None of the above couple is given by E = αT + βT 2
istics is not associated with a 27. An electric dipole placed in a 2
crystalline solid ? where T is temperature of hot
uniform electric field will have junction, cold junction being at
(A) They are anisotropic minimum potential energy when 0°C. The thermoelectric power of
(B) They have uniform chemical the dipole moment is inclined to
the couple is—
composition the field at an angle—
(C) They have a sharp melting π (A) α + T (B) α + βT
(A) π (B) 2
point 2
(D) They are not bounded by flat 3π αT2 βT3 α
(C) Zero (D) (C) + (D)
surfaces 2 2 6 2β

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34. Which of the following produces (C) Perpendicular to the plane of the electron is 1·76 × 1011 C kg–1,
suntan ? the paper and downwards the velocity acquired by the elec-
(A) Infra-red rays (D) Perpendicular to the plane of tron is—
(B) X-rays the paper and upwards (A) 8·4 × 105 ms–1
(C) Ultraviolet rays
(D) Gamma rays
40. A disc of radius R lying on X–Y (B) 8·4 × 106 ms–1
plane rotates with a uniform
(C) 4·2 × 105 ms–1
35. A proton and an α-particle, angular velocity ω about Z-axis.
accelerated through the same (D) 4·2 × 106 ms–1
The disc is in a uniform magnetic
potential difference, enter a → 46. Echelon effect relates with—
region of uniform magnetic field field of flux density B parallel to (A) Beats
normally. If the radius of the Z-axis. Find the total emf (B) Echelon grating
proton orbit is 10 cm that of the between centre and rim, if A is (C) Acoustics of buildings
α-orbit is— the area of the disc and R its
(D) Doppler’s effect
(A) 10 cm (B) 10 2 cm radius—
A2B 47. Energy levels A, B, C of a certain
(C) 20 cm (D) 5 2 cm (A) ABf (B) atom correspond to increasing
A AB values of energy, i. e ., E A < E B
36. Musical scales are made up of (C) (D)
groups of— Bf f < E C . If λ1, λ2, λ3 are the wave-
(A) 12 notes called semitones 41. The transmitting antenna of a lengths of radiations correspond-
(B) 12 notes called overtones radiostation is mounted vertically. ing to the transitions C to B, B to
(C) 7 notes called bars At a point 10 km due north of the A and C to A respectively, which
(D) 7 notes called treble transmitter the peak electric field of the following statement is
is 10–3 Vm–1. The magnitude of correct ?
37. A thin magnet of magnetic
the radiated magnetic field is— (A) λ3 = λ1 + λ2
moment M is divided into two
equal parts by cutting it perpendi- (A) 3·33 × 10–10 T λ1 λ2
(B) λ3 =
cular to its length. The new mag- (B) 3·33 × 10–12 T λ1 + λ2
netic moment of each part is M′. (C) 10–3 T (C) λ1 + λ2 + λ3 = 0
If the time period of each part is (D) 3 × 105 T (D) λ32 = λ12 + λ22
T′ and the time period of original
42. A 50 Hz alternating current is 48. Half-life of radium is 1620 years.
magnet is T for oscillations in the flowing in a coil of inductance 7 If some amount of radium is
same magnetic field, then— millihenry. What is the reactance stored for 6480 years, what frac-
(A) M′ = ‚ T′ = of the coil ? What should be the tion of it remains undecayed ?
2 2
capacity of a capacitor in order 1 1
M (A) (B)
(B) M′ = ‚ T′ = T that electrical resonance takes 16 32
place at the frequency 50 Hz ? 1 1
(C) M′ = M‚ T′ = T (C) (D)
(A) 10 Ω, 2 × 103 f 8 4
(D) M′ = M‚ T′ = 2T
(B) 5 Ω, 4·5 × 10 –3 f 49. The resistance of a germanium
38. In a cyclotron, the intensity of the (C) 2·198 Ω, 1·45 × 10–3 f junction diode whose V-I graph is
magnetic field is 1·5 T. Find the
(D) 7 Ω, 5·41 × 10 –3 f shown in figure is (Vk = 0·3 V)—
time period of revolution of the
protons in the cyclotron— 43. The angle of a prism is 30°. The
(Mass of proton = 1·00782 u) rays incident at 60° at one refract-
(A) 3·48 × 10–8 s ing face suffer a deviation of 30°.
(B) 8·43 × 10–8 s The angle of emergence is—
(C) 4·38 × 10–8 s (A) 0° (B) 30°
(D) 43·8 × 10–8 s (C) 60° (D) 90°
39. A conducting wire is moving 44. Satellite based instruments in-
towards right in a magnetic field. (A) 5 kΩ (B) 0·2 kΩ
The direction of
induced current in
(A) HST (The Hubble Space
(C) 2·3 kΩ (D) ( )

the wire is as (B) COBE (The Cosmic Back-
shown in the 50. Two electrons leave a radio-
ground Explorer-microwave) active sample in opposite direc-
figure. The direc-
tion of magnetic (C) IRAS (The Infrared Astrono- tions, each having a speed 0·8 c
field is— mical Satellite) with respect to the sample. Find
(A) In the plane of the paper (D) All the above relative speed of one electron
pointing towards right 45. An electron at rest is accelerated with respect to other—
(B) In the plane of the paper through a potential difference of (A) 8·9 c (B) 0·089 c
pointing towards left 200 V. If the specific charge of (C) 0·98 c (D) 9·8 c

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Introduction ● The irregularities or exceptions in electronic configura-
● Transition elements are the elements which occupy tions of some elements like Cr, Cu, Ag, Au, Mo etc. are
their position between most electropositive s-block and explained on the basis of the concept that half-filled or
electronegative p-block elements in the long form of completely filled orbits are relatively more stable than
periodic table. other d-orbit configurations.
● The transition elements are called so because their ● The explanation of irregularities found in configuration
properties lie between those of s-block and p -block of some other elements is rather difficult. This can,
elements and make a bridge, i.e., a transition or however be achieved by other factors like :
change between s- and p-blocks.
● The transition elements are also called d -block ele- (I) Nuclear-electronic attraction
ments because the last or differentiating electron in (II) Shielding or screening effect
their atoms always enters in the d-orbitals of (n – 1) or (III) Inter electronic repulsion and
penultimate (last but one) shell. (IV) Exchange energy forces
● The transition element may thus be defined as an
● The definition of transition elements excludes Zn, Cd
element whose atom or ion in the ground state has
incomplete d-sub-shell, i.e., it contains 1 to 9 electrons. and Hg from transition elements as they do not contain
incomplete d-sub-shell. They do not show most of the
Electronic Configuration and Position in Periodic properties of transition elements to an appreciable limit
Table except a few. Hence they are treated as d-block ele-
● These elements have two outermost incomplete shells ments and are called non-typical transition elements.
with general electronic configuration (n – 1)d 1–10 n s 0–2 ● The elements with atoms having three outermost
where n = outermost shell. shells incomplete are called inner-transition ele-
● There are four series of transition elements corres- ments. They are the elements of lanthanide series (58
ponding to 3 d, 4d, 5d and 6d incomplete sub-shells. to 71) and actinide series (90 to 103). Their electronic
● Following table represents the position of transition configuration can be represented by a general elec-
elements in extended or long form of periodic table with tronic configuration as :
their atomic numbers and electronic configurations.
● Elements marked with asterisk (* ) have abnormal or (n – 2) f 1 – 14 (n – 1)d 0 – 2 ns 2
exceptional electronic configurations. Thus they are also known as f -block elements.

←⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ d -Block Elements ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→

(Transition Elements)
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

I→ Sc Ti V Cr* Mn Fe Co Ni Cu *
3d 1 4s 2 3d 2 4s 2 3d 3 4s 2 3d 5 4s 1 3d 5 4s 2 3d 6 4s 2 3d 7 4s 2 3d 8 4s 2 3d 10 4s 1 3d 10 4s 2
39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
II→ Y Zr Nb Mo*
Tc Ru *
Pd* Ag* Cd
4d 1 5s 2 4d 2 5s 2 4d 4 5s 1 4d 5 5s 1 4d 5 3s 2 4d 7 5s 1 4d 8 5s 1 4d 10 5s 0 4d 10 5s 1 4d 10 5s 2
57 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

III → La Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt * Au* Hg
5d 1 6s 2 5d 2 6s 2 5d 3 6s 2 5d 4 6s 2 5d 5 6s 2 5d 6 6s 2 5d 7 6s 2 5d 9 6s 1 5d 10 6s 1 5d 10 6s 2
89 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112

IV → Ac Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt
6d 1 7s 2 — — — — — —

Note : Rf= Rutherfordium, Db = Dubnium, Sg = Seaborgium, Bh = Bohrium, Hs = Hassium, Mt = Meitnerium.

Elements with atomic numbers 110, 111 and 112 have also been discovered, making all the four series of elements complete
(each containing 10 elements).

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Important Characteristics ● Because of variable oxidation state, metal can easily
(1) Metallic Nature combine with one of the reactants acquiring oxidation
state suitable to that reactant giving an intermediate
● All the transition elements are well characterised (unstable) which in turn reacts with second reagent to
metals having hcp , ccp or bcc lattices. form the products at a faster rate.
● The metallic properties like high thermal and electrical ● On account of free valencies present at the surface of
conductivity, lustre or brightness, malleability, ductility, metal, reacting molecules are adsorbed thereby
hardness etc. are ascribed to the metallic-bond increasing the concentration of reactants on the
present in them. surface. This facilitates the increase in the rate of reac-
● Metallic bond is caused due to the presence of a tion.
fewer number of electrons in the outermost energy
● Following is the summary of transition metal catalysts
level and also by presence of unpaired electrons
and their applications :
present in d -sub-shell. It is commonly observed that
greater the number of unpaired electrons in d -sub-shell ➟ V2O5 : In manufacture of H 2SO4
stronger is the metallic bonding and the harder is the by contact process.
metal e.g., Cr, Mo, W etc. Zn, Cd and Hg are soft as ➟ Co-Th alloy : In synthesis of petrol by
they do not have unpaired electrons. Fischer-Tropsch process.
(2) Oxidation States ➟ Finely divided Ni : In hydrogenation of oils
● Transition elements show variable oxidation states into fats.
but +2 and +3 oxidation states are commonly observed ➟ Spongy Pt : In manufacture of H 2SO4
in d-block elements. This is because of very little by contact process and in
energy difference between (n – 1) d and ns orbitals. manufacture of HNO3 from
Hence, the electrons from both energy levels can be NH3 by Ostwald process.
used for bond formation. ➟ Iron (Fe) : In the manufacture of NH 3
● The highest oxidation states of transition elements are by Haber process
found in their oxides and fluorides because oxygen Molybdenum (Mo) : Used as promoter in Haber
and fluorine have high electronegativity. The highest process.
oxidation known is + 8 in OsO4.
➟ Fe 2O3 : In manufacture of hydro-
● In general, transition elements form ionic bonds in
gen by Bosch process.
lower oxidation states (+ 2 and + 3). But high oxidation
states give covalent bonds. For example in KMnO 4 Cr2O3 : Used as a promoter in
and CrO42– where Mn and Cr are in + 7 and + 6 oxida- Bosch process.
tion states, all bonds between metal atom and oxygen ➟ TiCl4 with trialkyl Al : In Zeigler-Natta polymeri-
are covalent. sation of ethylene.
● The lower oxidation states (0 or +1) of transition ele- ➟ Adam’s catalyst : In hydrogenation of alkenes
ments are stabilised by ligands which can accept elec- (Pt/PtO)
trons from metal through pi (π) bonding. CO molecule ➟ Wilkinson’s catalyst : In homogeneous hydroge-
is one of such ligands. In nickel carbonyl [Ni (CO) 4], [Rh(Ph3P)3Cl] nation.
the oxidation of Ni is zero.
➟ Platinum (Pt) : To oxidise CO in automo-
● The relative stability of different oxidation states of
bile exhaust.
transition metals can be determined with the help
➟ Lindlar’s catalyst : Most effective catalyst for
of standard electrode potential data. For example E°
Pd-CaCO3 partially hydrogenation of triple
values for the couples Cr 3+/Cr2+ = – 0·41 and
Mn3+/Mn2+ = + 1·50 volts suggest that Cr2+ is unstable poisoned with lead bond to alkene stage.
and is oxidised to Cr3+ stable state whereas Mn3+ is acetate.
unstable and is reduced to stable Mn2+ state. ➟ Cram’s catalyst
Similarly Fe2+ ion is unstable in aerated water and is ❐ Pd-BaSO4 partially
oxidised to Fe 3+ and Cu+ is unstable in water and is
oxidised to Cu2+. poisoned with quino-
● It must be remembered that in gaseous state Cu+ ion line is by far better.
is more stable than Cu2+ ion due to stable, d 10 confi- ➟ CuCl2 : In manufacture of Cl2 by
guration of Cu + ion. Deacon’s process.
➟ ZnO + Cr2O3 : In manufacture of CH3OH
(3) Catalytic Properties
from synthesis gas
● Many transition metals and their compounds are used
(CO + H2)
as catalyst in many chemical reactions.
● On account of variable valency, they easily absorb or (4) Formation of Coloured Ions
emit a wide range of energy necessary for the reaction ● The colour of any substance is due to the property of
under question. substance to absorb light of certain wavelength in the

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region of visible light having wavelength range 4000- ● The colour of a transition metal ion is also affected by
7500 A° . Actually the transmitted light gives colour to the environment around it which in turn affects the
the substance as transmitted light has colour comple- magnitude of splitting of d-orbitals.
mentry to that absorbed. For example :
● CuSO 4.5 H 2O absorbs radiation corresponding to red Formula of Compound Colour
light, the Cu 2+ ion transmits radiation corresponding to [Co (NH3)6] Cl3 Orange
blue colour and hence Cu 2+ compounds are blue. [Co (NH3)5 H2O] Cl3 Rose
● Most of the transition metal compounds are coloured [Co (NH3)5 Cl] Cl2 Purple
both in solid state and in aqueous solution. This is due [Co (NH3)4 Cl2] Cl Green
to incompletely filled d-orbitals. [Co (NH3)3 Cl3] Blue Green
● When a transition metal forms a compound the CuSO 4.5H2O Blue
degenerate d-orbitals (all five d-orbitals having same CuSO 4 Colourless
energy) of metal ion splits in to two sets one (having [Cu (NH3)4] SO4 Blue
d xy, d yz and dzx called T2g orbitals) with lower energy K3 [Cu (CN)4] Colourless
and other (having dx 2 – y 2 and d z2 called eg orbitals)
(5) Magnetic Properties
with higher energy in octahedral field. This is called
crystal-field splitting. ● Solid substances are generally associated with mag-
● The colour of transition metal ion arises from excitation netic properties. Majority of them are either paramag-
netic or diamagnetic.
of electrons from d -orbitals of lower energy (T2 g) to
those of higher energy e g . The light radiations corre-
sponding to such small amount of energy which are Key Points
required for this d -d transition are available in visible ● In iron, cobalt and nickel, the magnetic moments
light. due to unpaired electron spins are aligned parallel
to the external magnetic field more efficiently
● The transition metals ions which have fully filled d-
resulting in an exceptionally strong reinforcement of
orbitals (d 10) are colourless. There is no vacant orbital
paramagnetism. These substances are, therefore,
to permit any electronic transition. known as ferromagnetic.
● The transition metal ions which have completely ● Paramagnetic substances lose their magnetism in
vacant d-orbitals ( d 0) are also colourless. absence of magnetic field. TiO, VO 2 and CuO are
● The colours of some important metal ions are summa- paramagnetic substances.
rised as— ● Ferromagnetic substances show permanent magne-
tism even in the absence of magnetic field. Some
Configuration No. of Colour of examples of ferromagnetic solids are : Iron, Cobalt,
Metal ion
in valency unpaired the ion Nickel and CrO2.
shell of ion electrons ● Ferromagnetism arises due to spontaneous align-
ment of magnetic moments of ions or atoms in the
Sc3+ 3d 0 0 Colourless
same direction.
Ti 4+ 3d 0 0 Colourless
↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ Ferromagnetism
Ti 3+ 3d 1 1 Purple Alignment of magnetic moments in opposite direc-
V3+ 3d 2 2 Green tion in a compensatory manner and resulting in a
V2+ 3d 3 3 Violet zero magnetic moment gives rise to antiferromag-
netism. Examples are : MnO, Mn2O3 and MnO2.
Cr3+ 3d 3 3 Violet
↑ ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ↓ Antiferromagnetism
Mn2+ 3d 5 5 Light pink
● The alignment of magnetic moments in opposite
Mn3+ 3d 4 4 Violet directions resulting in a net magnetic moment due to
Fe2+ 3d 6 4 Green unequal number of parallel and antiparallel align-
Fe3+ 3d 5 5 Yellow ments of the magnetic moments, gives rise to ferri-
magnetism. For example Fe3O 4 is a ferrimagnetic
Co2+ 3d 7 3 Pink substance.
Ni 2+ 3d 8 2 Green ↑ ↓ ↓ ↑ ↓ ↓ Ferrimagnetism
Cu2+ 3d 9 1 Blue
● Paramagnetism arises due to the presence of un-
Cu+ 3d 10 0 Colourless paired electrons in the (n – 1) d-orbitals. Paramagnetic
Zn2+ 3d 10 0 Colourless substances are attracted by the external magnetic
field. As the number of unpaired electrons increases
● Ag+, Au+, Cd2+ and Hg2+ have completely filled from 1 to 5 in d -orbitals of metal ions the magnetic
d-orbitals and hence they are also colourless. moment and hence paramagnetism also increases.

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● Diamagnetism arises when all electrons in metal ions ● Ferrous oxide (FeO) is well known non-stoichiometric
are paired. The magnetic effect of individual electrons compound and its composition varies between Fe0·84 O
is compensated in diamagnetic substances and as a to Fe0·94 O indicating that Fe and O atoms are not
result, the magnetic moment of such substances present in the ratio of 1 : 1. To indicate non-stoichio-
becomes zero. metry in a compound, its normal formula is written with
● Fe, Co and Ni possess very high paramagnetism and a bar over it like FeO .
they acquire permanent magnetic moment and are (8) Interstitial Compounds
known as ferromagnetic. Alnico, which is an alloy of
● Transition metals form a number of interstitial com-
Al, Ni, Co and Fe, is used to make permanent mag-
nets. pounds in which small atoms of non-metals such as H,
C, B, N, He etc. occupy empty spaces or interstitial
● The magnetic moment of any species depends upon
spaces in crystal lattices of metals. These new com-
the sum of orbital and spin motion contribution of each pounds are known as hydrides, carbides, borides,
unpaired electron present. In most of transition metal nitrides and helides respectively.
ions, the orbital contribution to the magnetic moment is
largely suppressed or quenched by electrostatic field ● Nature of bonding in these compounds is not fully
of other atoms, molecules or ions surrounding the understood but they are hard and rigid. The malleabi-
metal ions. Thus, the effective magnetic moment (μeff) lity and ductility of metals decrease while tenacity
is expressed as : increases due to formation of these compounds.
● Interstitial compounds are useful as hard materials
μeff = n (n + 2) BM (Bohr magnetons)
used in machine tool and drilling materials.
(n = No. of unpaired electrons)
eh (9) Alloy Formation
BM =
4πmc ● Transition elements are quite similar in atomic size and
hence atoms of one transition metal can easily take
(6) Complex Formation
the position of atoms of other metal in the crystal
● Transition metal ions form a large number of com- lattice. This gives rise to solid solution and smooth
plexes in which central metal ion is linked to number of alloy on cooling.
molecules or ions called ligands (electron donors). For
● Alloys are generally harder, have low melting points
example : [Co (NH3)6] Cl3, [Cu (NH3)4] SO4, K3 [Fe
(CN)6], K 4 [Fe (CN)6] etc. and are more resistant to corrosion than individual
● The tendency of transition metal ions to form com-
● Alloys containing mercury as one of the constituents
plexes is on account of two important factors.
are called amalgams. Iron (Fe) and platinum (Pt) do
(i) Transition metal cations have high nuclear charge not form amalgams.
and small size, i.e., charge/size ratio or charge
● Some worth remembering alloys are :
density is high. This facilitates the polarization of
ligands towards metal ions. ➟ Wood metal : Bi (50%), Pb (25%), Sn
(12·5%) and Cd (12·5%),
(ii) They have appropriate number of vacant d-orbitals
used in fuse plugs and auto-
in the outermost shell to accommodate the lone
matic sprinklers. It melts
pairs of electrons from the ligands.
even in boiling water.
● In the complexes the metal ion behaves as Lewis acid
➟ Yellow Brass : Cu (67%) and Zn (33%),
(electron pair acceptor) while ligands as Lewis bases
(electron pair donors). used in hardwares
➟ Sterling Silver : Ag (92·5%) and Cu (7·5%),
(7) Non-Stoichiometric Compounds
● Non-stoichiometric compounds are those in which
➟ Dental amalgam : Ag (70%), Sn (18%), Cu
chemical composition is not in conformity with ideal
(10%), Hg (2·0%) used in
chemical formula.
dental filling.
● The chemical compounds of transition metals with O,
➟ German Silver : An alloy of Cu, Zn and Ni,
S, Se, Te etc. are generally non-stoichiometric, i.e.,
used for utensils.
they have indefinite composition.
➟ Monel Metal : An alloy of Cu, Mn, Ni and
● The non-stoichiometry in these compounds is built up
due to two reasons mainly : Fe, used for making electro-
lytic vessel employed in
(i) Variable valency of transition metals. manufacture of fluorine by
(ii) Defects developed in the solid state. Moissan method.

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Points to Remember
● Some transition metals form three kinds of oxides namely ● Rhodium (Rh) and platinum are used in automobile catalytic
mixed oxides , non-stoichiometric oxides and spinels. convertors.
➟ Mixed oxides : ZnFe 2O 4, CoMoO4 etc. (having diffe- ● When transition metal ions are present in crystalline silicates
rent metals in different oxidation states or alumina, the minerals become gems.
Fe3O4 (FeO.Fe2O3), Mn3O4 (2MnO.
● The absorption of hydrogen by transition elements like Pt, Pd,
MnO 2) having same metal with diffe-
Ni etc. is called occlusion and it is due to interstitial hydride
rent oxidation states.
➟ Non-Stoichio- : Fe0·91O, Fe0·95O, in which metal-
metric oxides oxygen ratio is not whole number. ● In aqueous solution Cu 2+ is more stable than Cu+ ion due to
➟ Spinel : ZnFe 2 O 4 is a normal spinel in which extensive hydration of Cu2+ ion because it has higher charge
trivalent ion occupy octahedral holes and smaller size, while in gaseous state Cu + is more stable
and divalent cation, tetrahedral holes than Cu2+ because former has stable electronic configuration
( d10)
Fe (Fe2 ) O4 is an inverse spinel in
which dispositive ions are present in ● Scandium (Sc) is the lightest and iridium (Ir) is the heaviest
the octahedral voids and tripositive transition element. Iridium 22·65, Osmium
ions are distributed equally between 22·61.
tetrahedral and octahedral voids. ● Tungsten (W) has highest melting point (3407°C) and mer-
● Fe, Co, Ni are called ferrous metals. Ru, Rh, Pd, Os, Ir and cury (Hg) has lowest melting point (– 38·87°C) among all the
Pt are known as platinum metals and Cu, Ag and Au are transition elements.
known as coinage metals. ● The symbol, Hg for mercury is derived from Greek word
● Both Au and Pt are inert and are called noble metals, but hydrargyrum = water silver.
they are soluble in aqua-regia due to the formation of H ● Iron is the second most abundant metal in the earth crust
AuCl4 and H2PtCl6 respectively. (4·7% by mass) after aluminium.
● A transition element with atomic number 43 was named as ● When the magnetic moment of a transition metal cation is
Technetium (Tc). It was the first man made or synthetic entirely due to the spins of unpaired electrons, then
element. It is a radioactive metal.
μ eff = 4S (S + 1) BM
● Cobalt (Co) is a crucial element in vitamin B-12 where its role
is to act as a catalyst. (S = Total spin quantum number)
This equation is related to the number of unpaired electrons
● Iron (Fe) is a key element in the biological oxidation-reduction
( n ) as
processes using haemoglobin or myoglobin.
● Mo and Fe together with sulphur, form a reactive part of μ eff = n (n + 2) BM
nitrogenase, a biological catalyst to convert atmospheric ● A mixture of CuSO 4 and Ca(OH)2 is called Bordeaux mixture
nitrogen into ammonia. and is used as a fungicide.

1. Transition metals— 4. Which is the incorrect statement (C) Two electrons in outermost
(A) Exhibit diamagnetism about d-block elements ? orbit
(B) Undergo inert pair effect (A) They have high melting and (D) Complete d-orbits
boiling points
(C) Do not form alloys 7. Which of the following transition
(B) They show catalytic potential
(D) Show variable oxidation metal ions is diamagnetic ?
states (C) They show variable valency
(A) Zn 2+ (B) Cu 2+
(D) They have atomic radii
2. Which of the following elements larger than s-block elements (C) Co 2+ (D) Ni2+
generally form coloured salts ?
5. Which of the following is a transi- 8. Which of the following metals is
(A) Metalloids
tion element ? lightest ?
(B) s -block elements
(A) Ni (B) Al (A) Zinc (B) Scandium
(C) p-block elements
(D) Elements between s- and p - (C) Sn (D) Po (C) Copper (D) Nickel
blocks 6. Zinc and cadmium do not show 9. Which of the following ions has
3. Which of the following is the variable valency like d block ele- highest value of magnetic
element of d-block ? ments due to— moment ?
(A) Calcium (B) Francium (A) Low melting point (A) Fe 3+ (B) Co 3+
(C) Cadmium (D) Radon (B) Softness (C) V3+ (D) Cr3+

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10. Which one of the following transi- (C) ns electrons 30. The colour of transition metal
tion metal ions is coloured ? (D) ns + (n – 1) d electrons ions is attributed to—
(A) Sc 3+ (B) Zn 2+ 20. The number of d -electrons in (A) Exceptionally small size of
(C) Cu + (D) V4+ Fe 2+ ion is not equal to— cations
(A) p-electrons in neon (B) Absorption of ultraviolet rays
11. Which one of the following is the
non-typical transition element ? (B) s -electrons in Mg (C) Incompleted ( n – 1) d -sub-
(A) Cu (B) Ni (C) d-electrons in Fe atom shell
(C) Zn (D) Pt (D) p-electrons in Cl– ion (D) Absorption of infrared radia-
12. Transition elements show vari- 21. Among the following outer confi-
31. Transition metals have high
able valency because they gurations of transition elements,
standard oxidation potential and
release electrons from— which one can show the highest
even then they are poor reducing
(A) ns and np orbits oxidation state ?
agents. This is due to—
(B) (n – 1) d orbit (A) 3d 3 4 s 2 (B) 3d 5 4 s 1
(A) High heat of vaporization
(C) (n – 1) d and ns orbitals (C) 3d 5 4 s 2 (D) 3d 6 4 s 2
(B) High ionization energy
(D) ns orbital 22. Which of the following transition
(C) Low heat of hydration
13. Which of the following transition elements does not form amal-
gam ? (D) All of these
metal cations has highest num-
ber of unpaired electrons ? (A) Silver (B) Gold 32. Transition elements have strong
(A) Fe 2+ (B) Co 2+ (C) Iron (D) Zinc tendency to form complex com-
(C) Ni 2+ (D) Mn2+ 23. Which is the ferrous alloy ? pounds. This is due to—
14. The metal which is not ferro- (A) Solder (B) Type metal (A) Small cationic size
magnetic is— (C) Invar (D) Magnalium (B) Large cationic charge
(A) Iron (B) Cobalt 24. Which transition metal is used as (C) Incomplete ( n – 1) d sub-
(C) Nickel (D) Manganese promoter in the manufacture of shell
15. Which of the following complex ammonia by Haber’s process ? (D) All of these
ions is expected to be paramag- (A) Fe (B) Os 33. The standard reduction potential
netic ? (C) Ni (D) Mo of transition elements is gene-
(A) [Zn (NH3)4] 2+ 25. A transition element has a confi- rally—
(B) [Ni (H2O)6] 2+ guration [Ar] 3d 4 in its + 3 oxida- (A) Positive
(C) [Ni (CO)4] tion state. The atomic number of (B) Negative
(D) [Co (NH3)6] 3+ the element is— (C) Zero
(A) 22 (B) 25
16. An alloy which does not contain (D) None of these
(C) 26 (D) 19
zinc (Zn) is— 34. Pt, Pd and Ir etc. are called noble
(A) German silver 26. Which one of the following pairs
metals because—
of ions contains same number of
(B) Gun metal (A) Alfred Nobel discovered
unpaired electrons ?
(C) Brass them
(A) Mn2+ and Fe 3+
(D) None of these (B) They are inert towards most
(B) Ni2+ and Mn 2+
17. The general electronic configura- of the common reagents
(C) Ni2+ and Co 2+
tion of transition elements is— (D) Ti3+ and Co 2+ (C) They are very shining
(A) (n – 1)d 1–5 (D) They are base metals
27. Which ion has the same number
(B) (n – 1)d 1–10 ns 1 of unpaired electrons as that of 35. The alloy which is commonly
(C) (n – 1) d 1–10 ns 0–2 V3+ ion ? used for making heating ele-
(D) None of these (A) Fe 3+ (B) Ni2+ ments is made of—
(C) Mn 2+ (D) Cr3+ (A) Duralumin (B) Brass
18. Which is the correct electronic
configuration of chromium atom 28. Which compound is both (C) Bronze (D) Nichrome
in ground energy state ? coloured and paramagnetic ? 36. Blue coloured solution is not
(A) 3d 4 4 s 2 (A) K3 [Cu (CN)4] obtained when—
(B) 3d 5 4 s 1 (B) K2Cr2O7 (A) Copper sulphate is dissolved
(C) 3d 6 4 s 0 (C) (NH4)2 (TiCl6) in NH4OH
(D) None of these (D) VOSO4 (B) Copper sulphate reacts with
19. The highest oxidation state 29. Which of the following elements K4 [Fe (CN)6]
achieved by a transition metal shows the highest oxidation (C) Ferric chloride reacts with
can be given by loss of— number ? sodium ferrocyanide
(A) (n – 1) d electrons (A) Cr (B) Mn (D) Anhydrous CuSO4 is dissol-
(B) (n + 1) d electrons (C) Os (D) Pt ved in water

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37. Nichrome is an alloy of— 45. Which of the following sets is a added, the colour of solution
(A) Ni and Cr set of non-typical transition ele- becomes—
(B) Ni and Fe ments ? (A) Green (B) Sky blue
(C) Fe and Cr (A) Ba, Ca, Sr (C) Deep blue (D) Orange
(D) Ni, Fe and Cr (B) Zn, Cd, Hg 54. The tendency to form complexes
38. Automobile engine blocks are (C) Ge, Sn, Pb is maximum for—
made of— (D) As, Sb, Bi (A) Normal metals
(A) Wrought iron (B) Metals containing fully filled
46. An atom has electronic configu- d-orbitals
(B) Stainless steel ration,
(C) Metals having partially filled
(C) Cast iron 1s 2 2 s 2 2 p 6 3 s 2 3 p 6 3 d 3 4 s 2 d-orbitals
(D) Ni and Cr alloy In which group it will be placed ? (D) Representative elements
39. Invar is an alloy of— (A) Fourth (B) Fifth 55. Which of the following is an
(A) Steel and chromium (C) Second (D) Third interstitial compound ?
(B) V and Mn 47. For the same transition metal (A) Solder
(C) W and Cr ion, the colour of its compounds (B) Brass
(D) Steel and Ni will depend upon— (C) Steel
(A) Temperature of reaction (D) None of these
40. Which one of the following is not
a transition metal complex by (B) Pressure of reaction 56. Which of the following transition
definition ? (C) Concentration of ligands metal ions will have a definite
(A) [Ni (H2O)6] 2+ (D) Nature of ligands value of magnetic moment ?
(B) [Fe F6] 3– 48. The oxidation state in Fe 3O4 is— (A) Sc 3+ (B) Ti3+
(C) [Zn (H2O)6] 2+ (C) Cu + (D) Zn 2+
(A) + 3 only
(D) [Mn (H2O)6] 2+ (B) + 2 only 57. From the aqueous solution of
CuSO 4, the metal which can be
41. Invar alloy is used in metre (C) + 2 and + 3 both
used to recover copper metal
scales. Its characteristic property 4 is—
(D) +
is— 3
(A) Na (B) Ag
(A) Resistance to corrosion 49. Colourless solutions of following (C) Hg (D) Fe
(B) Hardness and elasticity four different salts are placed in
58. Which of the following elements
(C) Small coefficient of expan- four different test tubes and a
is responsible for oxidation of
sion wire of copper is dipped in each H2O to O2 in biological proces-
(D) Magnetic nature one of these. Which solution will
ses ?
turn blue ?
42. The catalytic activity of transition (A) Iron
(A) KNO 3 (B) ZnSO 4
elements and their compounds is (B) Manganese
(C) AgNO 3 (D) Zn (NO3)2
ascribed to— (C) Copper
(A) Magnetic behaviour 50. The magnetic moment of a (D) Molybdenum
(B) Chemical reactivity transition metal ion is found to be 59. Nonstoichiometric compounds
(C) Multiple oxidation states and 5·92 BM. The number of un- are formed by—
complexing ability paired electrons present in it is—
(A) Nobel gases
(D) None of these (A) 2 (B) 3
(B) Transition elements
43. Which one of the following pairs (C) 4 (D) 5
(C) Alkaline earth elements
of ions has the same electronic 51. The complex ion trans- (D) None of these
configuration ? [Co(NH3)4 Cl2] + absorbs the red
60. Which of the following is diamag-
(A) Fe 3+ and Cr 3+ region of visible spectrum. The
netic ?
(B) Fe 3+ and Mn 2+ colour of the ion will be—
(A) Cu (B) Cu +
(C) Fe 3+ and Co 3+ (A) Red (B) Blue 2+
(C) Cu (D) All of these
(D) Sc 3+ and Cr 3+ (C) Green (D) Violet
61. Which of the following com-
44. Which one of the following spe- 52. Which of the following gem- pounds is diamagnetic and tetra-
cies has an atom with oxidation stones contains iron ? hedral ?
state of + 6 ? (A) Topaz (B) Ruby (A) [FeCl4] –
(A) MnO4– (C) Emerald (D) Sapphire (B) Ni (CO)4]
(B) CrO2Cl2 (C) [Ni (CN)4] 2–
53. An aqueous solution of CuSO 4
(C) [Cr (CN)6] 3– (D) None of these
is pale blue because of
(D) VOCl2 [Cu (H2O)4] 2+. When NH3(aq) is (Continued on Page 855 )

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+ +
● In nitrobenzene, nitro group (—NO2) is directly atta- (ii) NO2+ + ⎯⎯→ H
ched to benzene ring and hence it is called a nitro- Benzene NO2
● Nitrobenzene was first isolated by Mitscherlich in ⎯⎯⎯→
+ H2SO4
fast NO2
1834 and it is of great industrial importance and is put
in the market as an artificial oil of bitter almonds under
Note : Slowest step involves the formation of ben-
the name of oil of mirabane.
zene carbocation (Phenonium or benzeno-
● The nitro group is isoelectronic with carboxylate anion nium ion) intermediate and this is the rate-
and is the resonance hybrid of two equivalent reso- determining step. This reaction takes place
nance structures at temperature below 60°C.
⊕ O ⊕ O
—N ←→ —N ● When temperature of the reaction is 100°C following
O O will be the main products :
Both N–O bonds in —NO2 are identical (bond length NO2 NO2
121 pm) and are intermediate between N—O and
— O bond lengths. HNO + H SO
3 2 4
90°C NO2
● Since nitro group (—NO2) is isomeric with nitrite group
(—O—N — — O), nitro compounds are isomeric with Nitrobenzene m -dinitrobenzene

nitrites. NO2

Preparation Fuming HNO

Oleum‚ 100° C NO2 NO2
Nitration : It is the most suitable direct method for
introducing nitro group (—NO2) into an aromatic nucleus. Sym-trinitrobenzene
(Poor yield)
Following are some noteworthy points regarding the nitra-
tion : Properties
● Nitration is a two step electrophilic substitution reac- ● Nitrobenzene is a lemon yellow oily liquid having smell
tion in which nitronium ion (NO 2+) is the attacking of bitter almonds.
electrophile on aromatic nucleus. ● Nitro compounds are highly polar. For example nitro-
● The nitrating agents commonly used are mixture of benzene has dipole moment of 4·0 D. Due to dipole-
HNO3 and H2 SO4, fuming nitric acid in acetic anhy- dipole interaction nitrobenzene has high boiling point,
dride, nitric acid in glacial acetic acid, nitronium fluo- 209°C.
ride, nitronium perchlorate etc.
● Reduction—It is one of the important properties of
● The relative reactivity of the aromatic compound being
nitrobenzene. The final product of reduction depends
nitrated, the position at which nitration is required etc.
upon nature of reducing agent as well as the pH of the
determine the choice of nitrating agent.
● The nitration of benzene to get nitrobenzene takes
(a) Catalytic reduction—Aniline is formed.
place as follows :
Ni or Pt
(i) HO—NO2 + 2H2SO4 H3O+ + 2HSO4– + NO2+ C6H5NO2 + 3 H2 ⎯⎯⎯→ C6H5NH2 + 2 H2O
(Nitronium ion) Aniline

Note : H2SO4 is stronger acid, gives proton to (b) Reduction in acidic medium—With Zn/HCl,
HNO3, a weaker acid acting as base. Fe/HCl, Sn/HCl etc., nitro group is reduced to
amino group.
| Sn/HCl or
C6H5NO2 + 6H ⎯⎯⎯→ C6H5NH2 + 2H2O
H—OSO 2OH + HO—NO2 → H—O—NO2 + –OSO2OH Fe/HCl
Acid Base ⊕ Base Aniline
↓ (c) Reduction in neutral medium—In neutral
H2O + NO2+ medium, i.e., with Zn and NH4Cl solution, phenyl
(Nitronium ion) hydroxylamine is formed.

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C6H5NO2 + 2 Zn + 4 NH4Cl ⎯→ (e) Reduction with complex metal hydrides,
C6H5NHOH + 2 ZnCl2 + H2O + 4 NH3↑ LiAlH4—When nitrobenzene is reduced with
Phenyl hydroxylamine LiAlH4 in ether, azobenzene is the sole product.
2 C6H5NO2 ⎯⎯⎯→ C6H5N —
— NC6H5
Key Points Ether
● During the reduction in neutral medium it is believed (f) Electrolytic reduction—Following products are
that nitrosobenzene is first formed as an inter-
formed during electrolytic reduction of nitroben-
mediate, which then changes to phenyl hydroxyl-
zene in acidic medium.
+ 2H + 2H NH2
C6H5NO2 ⎯→ C6H5—N —
—O ⎯→ C6H5NHOH Electrolytic
– H 2O Nitrosobenzene reduction
● In neutral medium when H2 is passed in alcoholic Weakly acidic
solution of nitrobenzene in presence of colloidal Aniline
palladium, aniline is obtained. NO2
● Aryl hydroxylamine is a reducing agent and gives
silver mirror when treated with Tollen’s reagent. →
This forms basis of Baker-Mulliken’s test for nitro
group. benzene NHOH NH2
reduction Rearrange
(d) Reduction in alkaline medium—In alkaline ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→ ⎯⎯⎯⎯→
Strongly acidic
medium nitrobenzene undergoes bimolecular medium Phenyl
reduction. Different products are formed with hydroxylamine OH
different reducing agents.
p-amino phenol
↑ When electrolytic reduction of nitrobenzene is
Na 3 A sO3 / NaOH
⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→ C6H5—N —
— N—C 6H5 carried out in alkaline medium, hydrazobenzene is
or glucose / NaOH first formed which undergoes an isomeric change
[ 6H]
+ 3 H2O giving benzidine as final product.

Zn/Na O H, CH O H C6H5 —NH—NH—C6H5

C6H5NO2→ ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→
C6H5—N —
— N—C 6H5 Hydrazobenzene
[ 8H] Azobenzene Rearrangement
+ 4 H2O ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→ H2N—C6H5 —C6H5 —NH2
Zn/NaO H
⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→ C6H5—NH— NH— C6H5 (g) Selective reduction—When more than one nitro
[10 H] groups are attached to aromatic nucleus, then
+ 4 H2O selective reduction of one of the – NO2 group can
be achieved without affecting another nitro group
Key Points by using very mild reducing agents like ammo-
nium sulphide (NH4)2S or sodium polysulphide
Mononuclear intermediate products such as nitroso- Na 2Sx .
benzene and phenyl hydroxylamine interact together to
produce bimolecular products such as azoxybenzene, NO2
azobenzene and hydrazobenzene.
+ 3 (NH4)2 S
[2H] NO2
(i) C6H5NO2 ⎯⎯→ C6H5N —
– H 2O
Phenyl hydroxylamine ⎯→ + 6 NH3 + 2 H2O + 3S
(ii) C 6H 5N —
—O C6H5—N → O NO2
+ ⎯→ || ● Electrophilic substitution reactions—Nitrobenzene
Azoxybenzene can be nitrated, sulphonated and halogenated.
➠ Nitro group (—NO2) actually decreases electron
(iii) Azoxybenzene on further reduction gives azo-
benzene and hydrazobenzene
density at o- and p-position in benzene ring due to
attractive inductive effect, i.e., –I effect. Conse-
C6H5N → O [2H] C6H5—N [2H] C6H5—NH
|| ⎯⎯→ || ⎯→ |
quently, electron density becomes comparatively
C6H5—N – H 2O C6H5—N C6H5—NH high at m -position. Hence electrophilic substitu-
Azobenzene Hydrazobenzene tion takes place at m -position.

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➠ Various electrophilic substitution reactions are as : R R
NO2 NO2 NO2 C—H + ONOH ⎯⎯→ C—NO
HNO3 + R – H2O R
| |
2 4
⎯⎯→ 2°-nitro compound Pseudo nitrol (blue)
SO2OH Sulpho- Nitration NO2
nation 3° aliphatic nitro compounds do not react with
m -nitrosul- m -dinitro-
phonic acid benzene HNO2, hence remain colourless.

➠ Aromatic nitro compounds do not give such
Halogenation Cl2
reactions with nitrous acid.
(b) Primary and secondary aliphatic nitro compounds
NO2 are acidic and form salts with alkalies.
R—CH2—N → R—CH — —N (Tautomers)

m -nitrochlorobenzene Pseudo acid form Aciform
➠ Due to the presence of nitro group, nitrobenzene Aciform reacts with alkali to give salt like
does not undergo Friedel-Crafts reaction, instead ONa
it is used as a solvent for many Friedel-Crafts reac- R—CH — —N

tions. O
● Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic nitro
➠ Aromatic nitro compounds do not give such
(a) Primary and secondary aliphatic nitro compounds Uses of Nitrobenzene
on reacting with HNO 2 give nitrolic acids and ● It is used as a scenting material for many cheap
pseudonitroles respectively soaps.
H ● On account of its inertness it is used as a solvent for
| Friedel-Crafts reaction. It dissolves anhydrous AlCl3,
R—C—H + ONOH ⎯⎯→ R—C — — NOH
| – H2O | used as catalyst in this reaction.
NO2 NO2 ● Nitrobenzene penetrates leather well and hence used
1° Nitrocompound (Nitrolic acid) in making shoe polish.

● It is used as a starting material for many explosives

+ KOH – H2 O like trinitrobenzene.
● Nitrobenzene is used in manufacture of many impor-
R—C —
| tant organic compounds like aniline, acetanilide, hydra-
NO2 zobenzene, benzidine a large number of azodyes and
(Red colour) sulpha drugs.

Points to Remember
● In presence of nitro groups, the reactivity of halogen increa- In case of acids
Cl Cl Cl Cl

NO 2 NO 2 < <
NO 2 NO 2
< < <
NO 2
● The presence of nitro group increases the acidic nature of
phenols and carboxylic acids. The increasing order of acidic NO 2 NO 2
NO 2
nature is as : < <
In phenolic compounds NO 2
● Due to the presence of nitro group on o- or p-position, α H of
NO 2 alkyl group gets activated and condensation of p -nitro-
< < <
NO 2 toluene with benzaldehyde takes place to give p- nitrostilbine.

NO 2
NO 2 CH3 + O —
— CH
NO 2 NO 2 NO 2
< < C H ONa
2 5
NO 2 — CH
CH — + H 2O
NO 2 NO 2 p-nitrostilbine

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Due to absence of – NO 2 group in toluene, the toluene does C6H5NHOH + NH3 + C4H 9ONO
not give condensation reaction with benzaldehyde. Dry n-butyl nitrite
● All the three dinitrobenzenes are known. Meta dinitroben- ⎯→ C6H5N (NO) ONH4 + C4H4OH
zene is obtained by direct nitration of benzene. Ortho and Amm. salt of N-nitrosophenyl-
para dinitrobenzenes are prepared by indirect methods. hydroxylamine
NO2 Caro’s acid NO2 HNO
➠ C6H5 ⎯⎯⎯→ C6H5 ⎯⎯⎯→ 3
Cupferron is originally used for the quantitative estimation of
NH 2 NO + H2O2
Cu and Fe (hence its name).
C6H5 ● Amatol—A mixture of TNT and NH 4NO3 is a blasting explo-
NO2 sive and is known as amatol. It is used in coal mines.
o- or p-dinitro-
benzene ● Amanol—It contain 47% Al (NO3)3 , 22% Al, 30% TNT and
NO 2 NO 2 1% charcoal. It is an outdoor blasting explosive.

NH2 ● The aryl nitro compounds like C 6H5NO 2 contain no α-hydro-

NaNO + HCl N = NC l
➠ ⎯⎯⎯⎯→
2 gen hence they resemble tertiary aliphatic nitro compounds in
being not acidic in nature. Nitrobenzene does not tautomerise
o-nitroaniline like tertiary nitroalkanes.
NO 2 ● When two or more nitro groups are present on aromatic ring,
NO 2 they render adjacent hydrogen acidic due to powerful –I
effect. Hence 1, 3, 5-trinitrobenzene reacts with NaOH to form
an anion which is coloured.
NO 2
Similarly, starting with p-nitroaniline, p-dinitrobenzene can be
prepared by the action of NaNO2 + HCl in presence of Cu2O. H— →⎯ NO 2
● Nitrobenzene, when heated with solid KOH, produces a NO 2 H
mixture of o- and p -nitrophenols and this is a nucleophilic
● Unlike nitration of benzene, nitration of alkanes does not
substitution reaction. occur easily, but occurs only with fuming HNO3 in vapour
● Artificial musks—Polynitro derivatives of benzene contain- phase at high temperature and pressure. Further, since HNO3
ing a tertiary butyl group, possess odour resembling musk is a strong oxidising agent, therefore, it also brings about
and are used in perfumery. rupture of C—C bonds giving a mixture of nitroalkanes.
● Since nitrobenzene and deutronitrobenzene undergo nitration
NO 2 NO 2 ( CH3) 3C NO 2 at the same rate, therefore, the second step involving
C (CH3)3 OCH3 cleavage of C—H bond is not a rate-determining step. In fact
the first step involving the attack of electrophile, NO 2+ ion on
NO 2 NO 2 benzene ring giving resonance stabilized carbocation is the
Toluene musk Musk ambrette rate-determining step of the reaction.
COCH3 ● Due to strong electron-withdrawing effect of two –NO 2 groups,
m -dinitrobenzene cannot be further nitrated to give 1, 3, 5
trinitrobenzene even if the mixture of fuming HNO 3 and
NO 2 NO 2 fuming H2SO4 is used.

C (C H3)3 ● A better method of preparing 1, 3, 5-trinitrobenzene is to

Musk ketone oxidise 2, 4, 6-trinitrotoluene and to decarboxylate the trinitro
benzoic acid with acetic acid solution.
● Phenyl nitromethane may be obtained by heating toluene with
dil. HNO3 in a sealed tube at 100°C.
C6H5CH3 + HNO3 ⎯→ C6H5 CH2NO2 + H2O
● Phenyl nitromethane behaves as true primary aliphatic nitro NO 2 NO 2 K Cr O NO 2 NO 2
compound; both the nitro and acinitro forms have been ⎯⎯⎯→
2 2 7

Ph CH 2NO2 Ph CH = NO 2H NO 2 NO 2
Nitroform (liquid) Acinitroform (solid)
Acinitroform behaves as an acid and gives salt with alkali. NO 2 NO 2
● When nitrobenzene is reduced with Zn dust and aqueous – CO
NH 4 Cl, phenyl hydroxylamine is formed. Phenylhydroxyl-
amine is used to prepare cupferron. NO 2

1. Nitrobenzene can be prepared (B) Acid (A) The rate of nitration of ben-
from benzene by using a mixture (C) Reducing agent zene is almost the same at
of conc. HNO3 and conc. H2SO4. that of hexaduetro benzene
In nitrating mixture HNO3 acts as (D) Catalyst
(B) The rate of nitration of
a/an— 2. Which one is the false state- toluene is greater than that
(A) Base ment ? of benzene

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(C) The rate of nitration of nitro- 8. The compound which is the most 15. Nitration of benzene with a mix-
benzene is greater than that reactive towards the electrophilic ture of conc. HNO3 and conc.
of pentadeutronitrobenzene nitration is— H2SO4 at 363 K gives—
(D) Nitration is an electrophilic (A) Benzene (A) Nitrobenzene
substitution reaction (B) Nitrobenzene (B) m-dinitrobenzene
3. The treatment of nitrobenzene (C) Benzoic acid (C) p-dinitrobenzene
with acetyl chloride in the (D) Aminobenzene (D) Sym-trinitrobenzene
presence of anhydrous AlCl 3
9. In nitrating mixture, conc. H 2SO4 16. For selective reduction of m-dini-
acts as— trobenzene to m-nitroaniline, the
(A) 2-nitroacetophenone
(A) A dehydrating agent reducing agent used is—
(B) 3-nitroacetophenone
(B) A sulphonating agent (A) Sn + HCl
(C) 4-nitroacetophenone
(C) A solvent (B) Alkaline solution of glucose
(D) None of these
(D) A proton donor (C) (NH4)2 S
4. The compound ‘A’ on treatment (D) NH4Cl(aq) + Zn
with HNO3 in presence of H2SO4 10. Which compound is not used as
gives a compound ‘B’ which an explosive ? 17. Aniline can be obtained by reduc-
is subsequently reduced with tion of nitrobenzene with—
(A) Trinitrobenzene
Sn/HCl to give aniline. The com- (A) Fe/HCl
(B) Trinitrotoluene
pound ‘A’ is— (B) SnCl 2/HCl
(A) Acetamide (B) Toluene (C) Trinitrophenol
(C) Electrolytic reduction under
(C) Benzene (D) Ethane (D) Nitrobenzene weakly acidic conditions
5. The reaction 11. The nitro (– NO 2) group attached (D) All of these
to a benzene ring is—
NO2 18. The reduction of nitrobenzene
(A) Ortho directing with LiAlH4 gives—
Δ (B) Para directing (A) Aniline
+ KOH (solid) ⎯→
(C) Meta directing (B) Phenyl hydroxylamine
NO2 (D) Activating (C) Nitrosobenzene
12. When nitrobenzene is reduced (D) Azobenzene
OH with zinc dust and aqueous 19. The nitration of benzene with
NH4Cl, the final product will be— conc. HNO 3 + conc. H 2SO4 at
(A) Aniline 333 K gives—
(B) Benzene (A) 1, 3-dinitrobenzene
is an example of—
(C) Phenylhydroxylamine (B) Nitrobenzene
(A) Electrophilic substitution
(D) Azoxybenzene (C) 1, 3, 5-trinitrobenzene
13. When nitrobenzene is treated (D) Nitrosobenzene
(B) Nucleophilic substitution
reaction with aqueous NH4Cl solution in 20. Electrolytic reduction of nitroben-
(C) Free radical substitution presence of Zn, the product zene in strongly acidic solution
reaction obtained reduces Tollen’s rea- gives—
gent to form a silver mirror. This (A) Aniline
(D) Electrophilic addition reac-
makes a basis for Baker-Mulliken
tion (B) p-aminophenol
test for—
6. Which of the following com- (A) Hydroxy group (C) Phenyl hydroxylamine
pounds can tautomerise ? (B) Amino group (D) p-hydroxyaniline
(A) Nitrobenzene (C) Nitro group 21. Which of the following is the
(B) Phenylnitromethane (D) None of these strongest acid ?
(C) m-dinitrobenzene 14. In the reaction (A) m-nitrophenol
(D) Tertiary nitroalkane NO2 X (B) m-nitrobenzoic acid
7. In the nitration of benzene with (C) p-nitrobenzoic acid
Sn + HCl
conc. HNO3 + conc. H2 SO4, the ⎯⎯⎯→ (D) Benzoic acid
active species involved is known 22. Which reaction takes place when
as— ‘X’ is— a mixture of conc. HNO 3 and
(A) Nitrite ion (A) – Cl group H2SO4 reacts with benzene at
(B) Nitrate ion (B) – NH2 group about 323 K ?
(C) Nitrosonium ion (C) – NH3+ Cl– (A) Dehydration
(D) None of these (D) – SnCl2 group (B) Sulphonation

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(C) Nitration (B) Chlorobenzene 36. The correct order of reactivity
(D) None of these (C) Nitrobenzene towards an electrophile among
following compounds
23. Which of the following will be the (D) None of these
most reactive towards the nitra- OCH3 NO2
30. The nucleophilic substitution
tion ? reaction is the most easier reac-
(A) Benzene tion in—
(B) Nitrobenzene (A) Benzene (1) (2) (3)
(C) Toluene (B) Toluene is as—
(D) Chlorobenzene (C) Nitrobenzene
(A) 2 > 3 > 1 (B) 3 > 1 > 2
24. The strongest acid among the (D) Chlorobenzene
(C) 1 > 2 > 3 (D) 1 = 2 > 3
following aromatic compounds
31. Nitrobenzene generally finds
is— 37. The major product of nitration of
application in preparation of—
(A) Orthonitrophenol benzoic acid will be—
(A) Aniline
(B) Paranitrophenol (A) 2, 4-dinitrobenzoic acid
(B) Floor polishes (B) 2-nitrobenzoic acid
(C) Metanitrophenol
(C) Shoe polishes (C) 4-nitrobenzoic acid
(D) Parachlorophenol
(D) All of these (D) 3-nitrobenzoic acid
25. When benzene is treated with
conc. HNO3 at room tempera- 32. Which of the following com- 38. Among the following compounds
ture, what will happen ? pounds is the most steam vola-
(A) Benzene will be oxidised to tile ?
CO2 and H 2O (A) Paranitrophenol
, ,
(B) Dinitrobenzene will be obtai- (B) Orthonitrophenol
ned (C) Metanitrophenol
(C) Solution will become dark CH3
(D) Phenol
red (I) (II)
(D) None of the above is correct 33. The major product of reaction
between m -dinitrobenzene and
26. In the reaction sequence (NH4)2S is—
Zn‚ distillation
Phenol ⎯⎯⎯⎯→ X NH2
conc. HNO3 + H2SO 4 Zn
⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→ Y ⎯⎯→ Z
The products X, Y and Z are; NH2 (III) (IV)
NH2 which are the most and the least
(A) Benzene, nitrobenzene and
acidic respectively ?
(B) Toluene, m-nitrobenzene (B) (A) II and IV (B) IV and II
NO2 (C) I and II (D) III and IV
and toluidine
(C) Benzene, dinitrobenzene NH2 39. Which reaction cannot be given
and m-nitroaniline by aromatic nitro compounds ?
(D) Benzene, nitrobenzene and (C)
NO2 (A) Reduction
aniline HS
(B) Electrophilic substitution
27. Benzene on reacting with a mix- NH2
ture of conc. HNO 3 and H2 SO4 (C) Nucleophilic substitution
followed by addition of Cl2/FeCl3 (D) (D) Friedel-Crafts reaction
in the reaction mixture, gives— HS NH2
40. In the reaction sequence
(A) 3-chloro-1-nitrobenzene H /Pt
34. Which of the following reagents Nitrobenzene ⎯⎯→
(B) 2-chloro-1-nitrobenzene
converts nitrobenzene into N- CH 3COCl HNO3
(C) 4-chloro-1-nitrobenzene phenyl hydroxylamine ? ⎯⎯⎯→ B ⎯⎯→ C
(D) Both (B) and (C) +
(A) LiAlH4 (B) SnCl 2/HCl ⎯⎯→ D ⎯⎯→ E
28. Which of the following is the NaNO2
(C) Zn/NH4Cl (D) Zn/NaOH
most powerful meta directing ⎯⎯⎯→ F
group ? 35. Nitrobenzene combines with Cu
(A) – COOH (B) – SO 3H hydrogen in presence of platinum
the product F is—
(C) – CHO (D) – NO2 to give—
(A) Azobenzene (A) m-dinitrobenzene
29. The most suitable starting mate- (B) Para dinitrobenzene
rial for preparation of m -chloro- (B) Benzene
nitrobenzene is— (C) Aminobenzene (C) Ortho dinitrobenzene
(A) Benzene (D) Phenyl hydroxylamine (D) Both (B) and (C)

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41. The oil of mirabane is common 47. Which of the following com- (Continued from Page 848 )
name of— pounds will have the highest 62. Which of the following com-
(A) Methyl salicylate dipole moment ? pounds is not coloured ?
(B) Nitrobenzene (A) Na 2 [Cd Cl4]
(A) NO2
(C) Phenyl nitromethane (B) Na 2 [CuCl4]
(D) m-dinitrobenzene NO2 (C) K3 [Fe (CN)6]
42. In the reaction sequence (D) K4 [Fe(CN)6]
conc. HNO (B) OH
C6H6 ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→
A 63. The number of unpaired d-elec-
conc. H2SO 4‚ 363 K trons in [Cr (H2O)6] 3+ ion is—
(NH4) 2 S
⎯⎯⎯→ B NO2 (A) 2 (B) 3
A and B are respectively— (C) 4 (D) Zero
(C) OH
(A) Nitrobenzene and aniline 64. The ionic radius of chromium will
(B) m-dinitrobenzene and be smallest in—
(D) NO2 OH (A) CrCl2 (B) CrCl3
m-phenylene diamine
(C) m-dinitrobenzene and (C) CrO2 (D) K2CrO4
m-nitroaniline 48. Which of the following reducing
65. Which forms interstitial com-
agents produces nitrosobenzene
(D) p-dinitrobenzene and pounds ?
as a final product on reacting
p-nitroaniline (A) Fe (B) Co
with nitrobenzene ?
43. Hydrazobenzene is formed when (A) Metal and acid (C) Ni (D) All of these
nitrobenzene is reduced with—
(B) Zn/NH4Cl(aq) ANSWERS
(A) Zn/HCl
(C) Na 3AsO 3/NaOH
(D) None of these
(C) Zn/NaOH
(D) Zn/NH4Cl 49. Which of the following products
is formed when nitrobenzene is
44. During the reduction of nitroben- reduced with Zn in the presence
zene, which one of the following of alcoholic caustic potash ?
may be an intermediate pro-
(A) NH2—NH2
duct ?
(A) C6H5NH–NHC6H5 (B) C6H5 NH—NHC6H5
(B) C6H5N — — N–C6H5 (C) NH2OH
(C) C6H5 N —
—O (D) C6H5 —N —
— N—C6H5
O 50. Primary aliphatic nitro com-

pounds on reacting with nitrous
(D) C6H5 N —
— N—C6H5
acid give nitrolic acids and nitro-
45. In the reaction sequence, benzene under similar conditions
Zn/HCl gives—
C6H5NO2 ⎯⎯→ A ●●●
H2O/H3PO 2
(A) Phenol
⎯⎯⎯⎯→ B ⎯⎯⎯⎯→ C (B) m-dinitrobenzene Just
product C is— Released
(C) p-dinitrobenzene
(A) Benzoic acid (D) None of these
(B) Benzene
(C) Phenol ANSWERS
(D) Chlorobenzene
46. In the following sequence of
Sn/HCl By : Dr. Vijay Agarwal
C6H5NO2 ⎯⎯⎯→ A
Translated by : Nidhi Sahni
6 5
B + HCl Code No. 1647 Price : Rs. 90/-
the product B is— HINDI EDITION
(A) Azobenzene
Code No. 215 Rs. 110/-
(B) Hydrazobenzene
(C) Benzanilide
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15. 4·5 mole each of H2 and I 2 are
heated in a sealed ten litre
vessel. At equilibrium 3 mole of
HI were found. The equilibrium
constant for
H2 + I 2 2HI
1. The radius of the nucleus is 8. A mixture of camphor and ben- is—
related to the mass number A zoic acid can be easily separated (A) 1 (B) 10
by— by— (C) 5 (D) 0·33
(A) R = R0A1/2 (B) R = R0A (A) Sublimation
16. Ethyl bromide can be converted
(C) R = R0A2 (D) R = R0A1/3 (B) Extraction with solvent into ethyl alcohol by—
where R0 = 10–13 cm. (C) Fractional crystallisation (A) Heating with dil. hydrochloric
2. The correct ground state confi- (D) Chemical method acid and Zn
guration of chromium atom 9. Silver chloride dissolves in (B) Boiling with an alcoholic
(At. No. = 24) is— excess of NH4OH. The cation solution of KOH
(A) [Ar] 3 d 5 4 s 1 present in this solution is— (C) The action of moist silver
(A) Ag+ oxide
(B) [Ar] 3 d 4 4 s 2
(D) Refluxing methanol
(C) [Ar] 3 d 6 4 s 0 (B) [Ag(NH3)2] +
(C) [Ag(NH3)4] + 17. Mortar is a mixture of—
(D) [Ar] 4 d 5 4 s 1
(D) [Ag(NH3)6] + (A) Plaster of paris + Silica
3. Which of the following species (B) Slaked lime +
has the highest ionisation 10. The IUPAC name for Plaster of paris + H2O
energy ? OHC—CH2—COOH—
(C) CaCO3 + Silica + H 2O
(A) Li+ (B) Mg+ (A) Prop-1-al-3-oic acid
(D) Slaked lime + Silica + H2O
(C) Al (D) Ne (B) Prop-3-al-1-oic acid
14 18. Chlorination of toluene in pre-
4. The C in upper atmosphere is (C) 2-formylethanoic acid
6 sence of light and heat followed
generated by true nuclear reac- (D) 2-carboxy ethanal by treatment with aqueous NaOH
tion— gives—
11. Be2+ is isoelectronic with—
(A) N + 11H → 146C + 0
e + 11H (A) o-cresol
7 +1 (A) Mg2+ (B) Na +
14 (C) Li+ (D) H+ (B) p-cresol
(B) 7
N → 146C + 0
(C) 2, 4-dihydroxytoluene
14 12. Resonance structure of molecule
(C) N + 10n → 146C + 11H (D) Benzoic acid
7 does not have—
(D) 14
N + 11H → 116C + 42He (A) Identical arrangement of 19. The number of moles of AgCl
atoms precipitated when excess of
5. As per the modern periodic law (B) Nearly the same energy con- AgNO 3 is added to one mole of
the physical and chemical pro- tent [Cr(NH3)4Cl2]Cl is—
perties of elements are periodic (C) Same number of paired (A) Zero (B) 1·0
function of their— electrons (C) 2·0 (D) 3·0
(A) Atomic volume (D) Identical bonding 20. 23 g of Na will react with methyl
(B) Electronic configuration 13. The cell reaction of a cell is alcohol to give—
Mg(s) + Cu2+(aq) → (A) One mole of oxygen
(C) Atomic weight
(B) One mole of hydrogen
(D) Atomic size Cu (s) + Mg2+(aq)
If the standard reduction poten- (C) mole of hydrogen
6. How many kinds of space lattices 2
are possible in a crystal ? tials of Mg and Cu are – 2·37 and (D) None of these
+ 0·34 V respectively. The EMF
(A) 23 (B) 7 of the cell is— 21. A mixture contains four solid
(C) 30 (D) 14 organic compounds A, B, C and
(A) + 2·03 V (B) – 2·03 V D. On heating only C changes
7. The pH of a solution is increased (C) + 2·71 V (D) – 2·71 V from solid to vapour state. C can
from 3 to 6. Its H + ion concentra- be separated from rest in the
tion will be— 14. A mixture of ethyl iodide and n-
mixture by—
propyl iodide is subjected to
(A) Reduced to half Wurtz reaction. The hydrocarbon (A) Distillation
(B) Doubled that will not be formed is— (B) Sublimation
(C) Reduced by 1000 times (A) n-butane (B) n-propane (C) Fractional distillation
(D) Increased by 1000 times (C) n-pentane (D) n-hexane (D) Crystallisation

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22. The compound which gives silver 31. C2H5CHO and (CH3)2CO can be 38. What quantity of ammonium sul-
mirror with Tollen’s reagent is— distinguished by testing with— phate is necessary for the produc-
(A) Glucose (A) Phenyl hydrazine tion of ammonia gas sufficient to
(B) Acetaldehyde (B) Hydroxylamine neutralise a solution containing
292 g of HCl—
(C) Both (A) and (B) (C) Fehling solution
[(NH4)2SO4 = 132·0, HCl = 36·5,
(D) None of these (D) Sodium bisulphite
NH3 = 17]
23. The homologue of ethyne is— 32. Which of the following reactions
(A) 272 g (B) 408 g
(A) C2H4 (B) C2H6 depicts the oxidising behaviour of
H2O2 ? (C) 528 g (D) 1056 g
(C) C3H8 (D) C3H6
(A) 2 MnO4– + 6 H+ + 5 H2O2 → 39. The ability of an ion to bring
24. Under Wolf-Kishner reduction
2 Mn2 + + 8 H2O + 5 O2 about coagulation of a given
conditions, the conversion which
colloid depends upon—
may be brought about is— (B) O3 + H2O2 → 2 O2 + H2O
(A) Benzaldehyde into benzyl (A) Its size
(C) 2 Fe2 + + 2H+ + H2O2 →
alcohol (B) Sign of its charge alone
2 Fe3 + + 2 H2O
(B) Cyclohexanol into cyclohexa- (C) Magnitude of its charge
none (D) Ag2O + H2O2 →
(D) Both magnitude and sign of
(C) Cyclohexanone into cyclo- 2 Ag + H2O + O2 its charge
33. Silica is soluble in— 40. Solubility of salt M2X3 is x g mole
(D) Benzophenone into diphenyl
(A) HCl (B) HNO3 litre– 1. The solubility product of
(C) H2SO4 (D) HF the salt will be—
25. By which of the following reac-
tions can one get N-methyl aniline 34. Nitrogen is produced by heat- (A) x 2 (B) 16 x 2
from aniline ? ing— (C) 96 x 5 (D) 108 x 5
(A) Alkylation (A) HNO3
41. The compound obtained by hea-
(B) Acetylation (B) NH4Cl
ting a mixture of a primary amine
(C) Benzoylation (C) NH4NO3 and chloroform with ethanoic
(D) Bromination (D) NH4Cl + NaNO2 potassium hydroxide (KOH) is—
26. Which of the following pairs has 35. The IUPAC name of : (A) An alkyl isocyanide
both members from the same CH3—C — — C—– CH—CH2—C —

— CH (B) An alkyl halide
period of the periodic table ? | | |
(C) An amide
(A) Na – Ca (B) Na – Cl Cl CH3 C2H5
(C) Ca – Cl (D) Cl – Br (D) An amide and nitro com-
27. When an alkyl halide reacts with (A) 6-chloro-4-ethyl-5-methyl-
an alkoxide the product is— hept-5en-1-yne 42. In a reaction A → B, the rate of
(A) Hydrocarbon reaction, increases two times, on
(B) 6-chloro-4-ethyl-5-methyl-
(B) Unsaturated hydrocarbon increasing the concentration of
hept-1-yn-5-ene reactants four times. The order of
(C) Ether
(D) Alcohol (C) 2-chloro-4-ethyl-3-methyl- the reaction is—
28. If the ionisation potential for hept-2-en-6-yne (A) 0 (B) 1/2
hydrogen atom is 13·6 eV then (D) 2-chloro-4-ethyl-3-methyl- (C) 2 (D) 4
the ionisation potential for He+ hept-6-yn-2-ene 43. The function of enzymes in the
ion should be—
36. The average K. E. of an ideal gas living system is to—
(A) 27·2 eV (B) 54·4 eV
per molecule in SI unit at 25°C (A) Transport oxygen
(C) 6·8 eV (D) 13·6 eV
will be— (B) Provide immunity
29. Acetaldehyde when treated with
dilute NaOH gives— (A) 61·7 × 10– 21 J (C) Catalyse biochemical reac-
(A) CH3CH2OH (B) 6·17 × 10– 21 J
(B) CH3COOH (D) Provide energy
(C) 6·17 × 10– 20 J
(C) CH3CH —CH2—CHO 44. Heat of neutralisation of strong
| (D) 7·16 × 10– 20 J acid and strong base is constant
37. Gammexane is— and is equal to—
(D) H3C—CH3
(A) DDT (A) 13·7 k cal
30. In aqueous solution H2 will not
reduce— (B) Benzene hexachloride (B) 57 kJ
(A) Fe 3 + (B) Cu 2 + (C) Chloral (C) 5·7 × 104 J
(C) Ag+ (D) Zn 2 + (D) Hexachloro ethane (D) All of the above

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45. 92 U + 0n1 ⎯→ Fission pro-
235 47. Which one of the following is 49. Number of water molecules in
ducts + Neutron + 3·20 × 10–11 J. used to make ‘non stick’ cook- Mohr’s salt is—
The energy released, when 1 ware ? (A) 7 (B) 6
gram of 92U235 finally undergoes (A) PVC
(C) 5 (D) 8
fission is— (B) Polystyrene
(A) 12·75 × 108 kJ (C) Polyethylene lerephthalate 50. In the titration between oxalic
(B) 18·60 × 109 kJ (D) Polytetrafluoroethene acid and acidified potassium per-
(C) 8·21 × 105 kJ manganate, the manganous salt
48. If 0·01 M solution of an electro-
formed catalyse the reaction.
(D) 6·55 × 106 kJ lyte has a resistance of 40 ohm
in a cell having a cell constant of This manganous salt is—
46. The number of electrons required
to deposite 1 gram atom of Al (At. 0·4 cm – 1 then its molar conduc- (A) A promotor
wt. = 27) from a solution of AlCl 3 tance in ohm– 1 cm2 mole– 1 will (B) A positive catalyst
will be— be—
(A) 104 (B) 103 (C) An autocatalyst
(A) 1N (B) 2N
(C) 10 2 (D) 10 (D) None of the above
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14. The first emission line of hydro-
gen atomic spectrum in the
Balmer series appears is—
(R = Rydberg constant)
5 3
(A) R cm–1 (B) R cm–1
36 4
1. In a radioactive decay— 8. Liquid benzene burns in oxygen 7 9
(C) R cm–1 (D) R cm–1
(A) α then β and then γ emitted according to 144 400
(B) α or β and then γ emitted 2C 6H6 (l) + 15O2 (g) → 15. Which property cannot be
(C) α and β and γ emitted explained by wave theory of light/
12CO 2 (g) + 6H2O(g)
radiation ?
How many litres of oxygen are (A) Diffraction
(D) α and β emitted simul-
required to complete combustion (B) Interference
of 39 g of liquid benzene ? (C) Polarisation
2. 10·6 grams of a substance of (D) Photoelectric effect
molecular weight 106 was dissol- (A) 11·2 (B) 22·4
ved in 100 ml. 10 ml of this 16. A gas decolourises bromine in
(C) 42 (D) 84
solution was pipetted out into a CCl4 and forms a precipitate with
1000 ml flask and made upto the PV ammoniacal silver nitrate. The
9. What is the value of for 1
mark with distilled water. The T gas is—
molarity of resulting solution is— mole of gas ? (A) C2H2 (B) C2H4
(A) 1·0 M (B) 10–2 M (A) 4·2 × 107 cal/K (C) C2H6 (D) CH4
(C) 10–3 M (D) 10–4 M (B) 4·2 cal/K 17. The pH of a solution of concen-
3. Equation for a real gas is tration few less than 1N NaOH—
(C) 8·31 cal/K
(A) Between 13 and 14
( a
P + 2 (V – b) = RT
(D) 2 cal/K (B) Between 12 and 13
P-pressure, V-volume, a, b and 10. Reaction of benzene with alkyl (C) Between 0 and 1
R-constants dimensional formula halide in the presence of AlCl3 is (D) Between 1 and 2
of a is— called— 18. The element which can displace
(A) L6 (B) M1L–1T–2 (A) Friedel-Crafts reaction three other halogens from their
(C) M L T5 –2 (D) L3 compounds is—
(B) Wurtz reaction
(A) Cl (B) F
4. One mole of argon gas will have (C) Williamson’s synthesis
least density at— (C) Br (D) I
(A) S.T.P. (D) Bayer’s reaction 19. The geometry of the hybrid
(B) 0°C, 2 atm 11. Experimental verification of orbital, which contains 20% s -
matter waves was done by— character is—
(C) 273°C, 2 atm
(A) Octahedral
(D) 273°C, 1 atm (A) de Broglie
(B) Tetrahedral
5. Which quantity remains constant (B) Rutherford (C) Trigonal bipyramidal
in adiabatic process ? (C) Bohr (D) Square planar
(A) Work (D) Davisson and Germer 20. Cassiterite is concentrated by—
(B) Heat (A) Levigation
12. The effective atomic number of
(C) Temperature (B) Electromagnetic separation
Cr in [Cr(NH3)6]Cl3 is—
(D) All of these (C) Floatation
(A) 35 (B) 36 (D) Liquefaction
6. How many litres of CO 2 at STP
will be formed when 100 ml (C) 27 (D) 33 21. In the reaction of CH2 = CH 2 and
0·1 M H2SO4 reacts with excess 13. For the reaction : HBr initial addition occurs of—
of Na 2CO3 ? 2 (A) Indefinite
1 H + 21 H → 24 He + B + Energy
(A) 22·4 litre (B) 2·24 litre (B) H+ + Br– both at one time
(C) 0·224 litre (D) 5·6 litre What is the required condition ? (C) H+
(A) High temperature and (D) Br–
7. If the number of molecules of
hydrogen is double to that of pressure 22. Which one of the following reac-
oxygen, at the same temperature (B) High temperature and low tions is an example for calcina-
the ratio of their average K.E. pressure tion process ?
per molecule is— (C) Low temperature and high (A) 2Ag + 2HCl + (O) →
(A) 1 : 1 (B) 2 : 3 pressure 2AgCl + H2O
(C) 1 : 2 (D) 1 : 4 (D) High temperature only (B) 2Zn + O2 → 2ZnO

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(C) 2ZnS + 3O2 → 2ZnO + 2SO2 31. How much volume of 0·4M NaOH 39. 5SO32– + 2MnO4– + 6H+
(D) MgCO3 → MgO + CO2 is required to neutralise comp- → 5SO42– + 2Mn2+ + 2H2O.
letely 200 ml 0·5 M H 2SO4
23. 0·1M CH 3COOH is 1·3% ionised. The oxidation number of Mn
solution ?
The dissociation constant of it changes from—
(A) 600 ml (B) 300 ml (A) + 14 to + 4 (B) + 6 to + 2
will be—
(C) 500 ml (D) 200 ml (C) – 7 to – 2 (D) + 7 to + 2
(A) 1·69 × 10–5
32. Among the following compound 40. In a reaction
(B) 1·69 × 10–6 which have more than one type Hypochlorous
— 2 ⎯⎯⎯⎯→
(C) 1·69 × 10–4 of hybridisation for carbon acid
(D) None of these atom ? R CH2OH
(i) CH3—CH2—CH2—CH3 ⎯→ |
24. In Wurtz reaction the reagent CH2OH
(ii) H3C—CH — — CH—CH3
used is— M = Molecule, R = Reagent
(A) Na —
(iii) H2C — CH—C —— CH
— M and R are—
(B) Na/liq. NH3 (iv) H—C — — C—H
— (A) CH3CH2Cl and NaOH
(C) Na/dry ether (A) (ii) and (iii) (B) (i) (B) CH2Cl—CH2OH and aq.
(D) Na/dry alcohol (C) (iii) and (iv) (D) (iv) NaHCO3
(C) CH3CH2OH and HCl
25. When ethanamide is heated with 33. One compound reacts with
NaOH and Br 2 the compound chloroform in presence of KOH (D) CH2— CH2 and heat
formed is— and produces a bad smell O
(A) CH3CONH2 (B) C2H5NC (nauseating odour) compound. 41. Formic acid and acetic acid may
(C) CH3CH2NH2 (D) CH3NH2 The compound formed is— be distinguished by the reaction
(A) CH3CH2NH2 (B) C6H5CN with—
26. Compound A reacts with PCl5 to
(C) CH3CH2NC (D) C2H5CN (A) Sodium
get B which on treatment with (B) 2, 4-dinitrophenyl hydrazine
KCN followed by hydrolysis gave 34. The IUPAC name of K3[Fe(CN)6]
(C) Litmus paper
propionic acid. What are A and B (A) Potassium ferrocyanide(II) (D) Tollen’s reagent
respectively ? (B) Potassium hexaferrocyanate 42. Which of the following is redox
(A) C3H8 and C 3H7Cl (III) reaction ?
(B) C2H6 and C 2H5Cl (C) Potassium ferrohexacyanate (A) H2SO4 with NaOH
(C) C2H5Cl and C2H5Cl2 (II) (B) In atmosphere, O3 from O2
(D) C2H5OH and C2H5Cl (D) Potassium hexacyanoferrate by lightning
(III) (C) Nitrogen oxides from nitro-
27. Brass in an alloy of—
gen and oxygen by lightning
(A) Cu + Zn + Fe 35. A + NaOH → CH3OH + HCOONa (D) Evaporation of water
(B) Cu + Zn + Ni in the reaction compound A is—
43. The number of coordinate bond
(C) Cu + Zn + Sn (A) HCN (B) HCHO in a molecule of H2SO4—
(D) Cu + Zn (C) CH3CN (D) CH3Cl (A) 4 (B) 3
28. The reagent used for converting 36. The product D of the reaction (C) 2 (D) 1
ethanoic acid to ethanol is— KCN H 2O 44. Which of the following 0·1 m
(A) LiAlH4 (B) BH 3 CH3Cl ⎯→ (A) ⎯→ (B) aqueous solutions will have the
(C) PCl3 (D) K2Cr2O7/H+ NH 3 Δ lowest f.p. ?
⎯→ (C) → (D) (A) Al2(SO4)3 (B) C5H10O5
29. The rate constant of forward
is— (C) KI (D) C12H22O11
reaction is 2·38 × 10– 4 and the
(A) CH3CH2NH2 (B) CH3CN 45. Carnallite is—
rate constant of backward
reaction is 4·76 × 10 –5. The
37. Metal which does not react with (B) Li Al(SiO3)2
equilibrium constant for the reac-
tion will be— aqueous solution of copper (C) MgCl2·6H2O
sulphate is— (D) KCl·MgCl2·6H2O
(A) 5 (B) 5 × 10–2
(A) Pb (B) Ag 46. The lanthanide contraction is res-
(C) 2 × 10–4 (D) None of these ponsible for the fact that—
(C) Zn (D) Fe
30. If the equilibrium constant for the (A) Zr and Y have about the
reaction 2AB A2 + B2 is 49. 38. Who developed long form of same radius
periodic table ? (B) Zr and Nb have similar
What is the value of equilibrium oxidation state
1 1 (A) Lothar Mayer
constant for AB A + B ? (C) Zr and Hf have about the
2 2 2 2 (B) Niels Bohr same radius
(A) 49 (B) 2401 (C) Mendeleef (D) Zr and Zn have the same
(C) 7 (D) 0·02 (D) Moseley oxidation state

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47. Which of the following halides is 48. Philosopher’s wool when heated (A) ZnSO 4 (B) CuSO 4
least stable and has doubtful with BaO at 1100°C gives a com- (C) NiSO4 (D) FeSO 4
existence ? pound. Identify the compound—
50. The poisonous gas that comes
(A) CI4 (A) BaZnO 2 (B) Ba + ZnO2
out with petrol burning in a car
(B) SnI4 (C) BaCdO 2 (D) BaO2 + Zn is—
(C) GeI4 49. Iodine is liberated from KI (A) CH4 (B) C2H6
(D) PbI4 solution when treated with— (C) CO2 (D) CO


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Introduction ● On either side of the foramen magnum are two small
● The adult human skeleton consists of 206 bones linked bony projections that rests on the first vertebra (atlas)
and support the entire skull while permiting a nodding
in a specific order. Many of these bones are joined in
motion of head. These projections are called occipital
ways that permit movement.
● The growth of skeletons begins during early develop-
● The articulation of atlas vertebra with occipital con-
ment and continue until about age of 20 years.
dyles forms a hinge joint.
● Like all other organ systems of body, bones undergo
alterations during the entire life span, from infancy to Facial Bones
old age.
● The facial bones make up the front of the skull and lies
● The various parts of the skeleton are so articulated
under the anterier part of the cranium. It is composed
that they can absorb the tremendous shocks gene-
of 14 bones. These include nasals (2), maxillae (2),
rated in locomotion.
palatines (2), zygomatic or cheek bones (2), lacrymals
Skeletal System (2), inferior nasal conchae (2), vomer (1) and mandible
● Human skeleton can be divided into two parts : the (1).
Axial skeleton and the Appendicular skeleton. Cranial bones
Axial Skeleton Frontal
● Axial skeleton occupies the longitudinal central axis of
the body and includes–skull, vertebral column, ster- bone
Facial bones
num and ribs. Sphenoid
Skull Nasal
Occipital bone
● Skull is present in the head. It consists of two main Zygomatic
Temporal bone
regions–Cranium and Face. bone Maxilla
Opening to
Cranium ear canal Mandible

● Cranium is large, hollow, rounded part of the skull. Its

● The two maxillae bone are situated on either side of
cavity is termed cranial cavity. It encloses the brain,
hence called brain box. the nose and help to form the orbits of the eyes and
the upper part of the mouth. They also contain the
● The cranium is formed of 8–flattened bones. These
sockets that secure the upper teeth.
include frontal (1), parietals (2), occipetal (1), tempo-
rals (2), sphenoid (1) and ethmoid (1). ● The hard palate is formed by the two palatine bones.
● The cranial bones fit together by wavy and immovable ● Between the maxillary bones, at the level of eyes, are
boundaries called sutures. The sutures help dissipate the two short narrow nasal bones. These bones form
the shock of blow to the head. only the upper bridge of the nose. The maxillae bones
● The frontal bone forms the entire front portion of the and the nasal bones partially define a space called the
skull, including the forehead. Just posterior to this are nasal cavity.
two parietal bones that constitute the upper left and ● One of the defining features of face is provided by the
right sides of the skull.
two zygomatic bones. These bones join with narrow
● Below the parietals are two temporal bones that form
projections from the two temporal bones, and together
the lower left and right sides of the skull. Each tempo-
they provide the bony structure that makes up the
ral bone has an external opening leading into the ear
canal through which sound waves pass on their way to
eardrum. ● Another defining feature of the face is provided by the
● Attached to the frontal, parietal and temporal bones, is lower jaw and mandible.
the sphenoid bone. This sphenoid is centrally located ● Mandible is a single U-shaped bone, hinged with the
within the skull and helps connect many of the cranial temporal bone of the cranium and contains sockets for
and facial bones. the lower teeth.
● The occipital bone forms the back and base of the
skull, and its lower portion has a large opening, the Sinuses and Spaces
foramen magnum. Through this opening, the spinal ● Several of the cranial and facial bones have air spaces
cord enters the skull and connects with the brain. within them. These spaces are called sinuses. Each

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sinus is lined with a mucus-secreting epithelium and is 1. Cervical vertebrae—There are 7 cervical verte-
connected to the nasal cavity by small tubes through brae and are present in neck region. The first
which mucus normally drains. cervical vertebra is called atlas. It is almost ring-
● During a sinus infection, the inflammed epithelium like and provides up an down or nodding move-
swells, thus preventing the tube from draining properly. ment to the skull on it.
A sinus headache results from pressure caused by The second cervical vertebra is termed axis and its
fluid accumulation in the sinuses. centrum bears an odontoid process. The cervical
vertebrae allow widest range of motion to head to
Axial Skeleton
turn in many directions. These have apertures,
● Vertebral column is also called backbone. It is cur- called foramina transversaria in their transverse
ved, vertical rod the mid-dorsal line of the neck and processes.
trunk. These foramina form a channel for the vertebral
● Vertebral column consists of 26 vertebrae in adults (33 artery to pass through the brain.
in infants), while in sacral region 5 vertebrae fuse
2. Thoracic vertebrae—These are 12 in number and
together to form a sacrum and in caudal region 4
are present in the upper back region. They are
vertebral fuse together to form a coccyx.
modified to provide articulation to the ribs at special
● A single spinal bone is called vertebra. This series of facets on the centrum.
interacting bones extend from the skull to the pelvis.
3. Lumbar vertebrae—These are 5 in number and
● Together these bones have three major functions :
are located in the abdominal region. They have
1. Provide flexible support for the head and trunk. large neural spine and transverse processes.
2. Protect the delicate spinal cord. 4. Sacral vertebrae—These are 5 in number and are
3. Permit the passage of spinal nerves to and from placed in pelvis. They fuse in childhood to form a
the spinal cord. single bone, sacrum in adults.
Process can be seen and felt as one of a
series of bumps along the middle of the back.

Ribs attach to
thoracic vertebra here.
Cervical vertebrae (7)
Canal contains and
protects spinal cord.

Thoracic vertebrae (12)

Intervertebral disk made of
cartilage absorbs shocks and
permits limited movement.

Body of vertebra
Lumbar vertebrae (5)
Notch through which spinal
nerves pass to and from
the spinal cord.
(5 fused vertebrae)

(4 fused vertebrae) Spinal cord in vertebral canal

Fig. : The vertebral column and features of an individual vertebra.

● The vertebral column is not straight, but is instead 5. Coccygeal vertebrae—These are four in number
curved. The curvatures are due to the different struc- and occur in the vestigial tail. They are very small,
ture of each vertebra and the support given by the rudimentary and fused to form a curved triangular
attached ligaments and muscles. bone, the coccyx or tail bone.
● Together these structures give the entire column Curvature
strength and flexibility. This is an example of the inte- ● A notable feature in the vertebral column of human
grated functioning of the skeletal and muscular beings is the formation of four curves : cervical,
system. thoracic, lumbar and sacral.
● Structurally the vertebral column can be divided into ● The cervical and lumbar curves are directed forward;
the following five regions : thoracic and sacral curves backward. Because of

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Spinal cord
Spinal nerve Ruptured material
pressing against
spinal cord and


Normal disk Slipped disk

Fig. : A slipped disk pressing against the spinal cord and spinal nerve.

these curves, the centre of gravity of body is near the Clavicle

heels. This helps to maintain balance and makes walk-
ing erect on two legs much easier.
● Although the vertebrae from different regions of the Pectoral girdle
column differ from one another, they all share two
Head of humerus Scapula
features :
1. A bony canal for the spinal cord.
2. A notch on each side that forms an opening which
permits nerves to pass through the vertebral
column to and from the spinal cord.
● Adjacent vertebrae are separated from each other by a
pad of fibrocartilage known as intervertebral disks.
These disks act as cushions, protecting the vertebrae
from the shocks associated with activities such as
walking, running and jumping.
● A common cause of severe back pain occurs when an
intervertebral disk ruptures and presses against the
spinal cord or against nerves that enter and leave the
spinal cord through the notch in the vertebra. This
condition is referred to as slipped disk.
● The ribs are curved bars, which movably articulate with
the thoracic vertebrae at the back and unite with the
sternum in front, forming a protective cage for some
internal organs. The interior of this cage is called Carpals (8)
thoracic cavity, and houses heart and lungs. Metacarpals
● There are 12 pairs of ribs. The upper 7 pairs of ribs are
attached in front directly to the sternum. These are
called true ribs. Phalanges (14)
● The next three pairs of ribs are joined to the sternum
above each other, and termed false ribs.
● The lower two pairs of ribs are free in front (not joined Fig. : Anterior view of the right pectoral girdle and arm
with sternum) and are called floating ribs. and hand bones.

Sternum (Breast Bone) called pectoral and pelvic girdles on each side and
● The sternum is a long narrow, flat vertical bone in the their attached arms and legs. Each girdle is a suppor-
middle of the front wall of the chest. It is shaped like a tive bony structure.
dagger with a handle called manubrium, a blade ter-
med body, and a tip known as Xiphoid process. True
Pectoral (Shoulder) Girdle
ribs are attached to its sides. ● The pectoral girdle forms the bony portion of each
● Clavicles articulate with its upper end. shoulder and consists of right and left scapulas and
Appendicular Skeleton clavicles.
● The appendicular skeleton is the second division of the ● The scapula is a large, flat, triangular bone placed at
human skeleton. It includes two supportive frames the back of the shoulder. It has a shallow concavity

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(glenoid cavity) at its lateral angle, for the articulation Vertebra
of the head of humerus.
● The clavicle is also known as the collar bone. It is
Coxal bone
curved bone that joins with scapula and acts as a
brace helping to hold the scapula in position.
● Pectoral girdle is actually stabilized and secured to the Sacrum
rib cage by a group of muscles. This arrangement Coccyx
allows a considerable range of movements in the
entire upper appendicular skeleton. Pubic
symphysis :
Arm Bones a disk of
cartilage joining
● The uppermost bone of the arm is called humerus. Its the coxal bones
upper end fits into the socket on the scapula. This
attachment (joint) is stabilized by muscles and tendons
provides a wide range of movement. Femur
● The lower part of the humerus joins with two bones of
the lower arm, ulna and radius, forming elbow.
● The lower end of the ulna and radius is attached to a
group of bones called carpal bones that form the
● The palm of the hand contains the metacarpal bones.
The fingers or phalanges consist of bones that join
with the metacarpal bones.
● In the hand, there are 8 carpels in the wrist, 5 meta-
carpals in the palm and 14 phalanges in the fingers.

Pelvic Girdle Tibia

● The pelvic girdle consists of two large bones called the
Coxal bones, commonly known as the hipbone.
● Linked together by cartilage in the front (the pubic
symphysis), the two hipbones also join with the verte-
bral column in back, forming a ring-like structure called
the pelvis.
● The pelvis of adult males and females differ somewhat
in shape and size. The female pelvis is wider and
provides a large opening for the passage of the infant’s
head during birth.
● Pelvic girdle is located in the lower part of the trunk. It
consists of 3 bones : upper ilium, lower ischium and Tarsals (8)
inner pubis, fused to formed a stout hipbone, the
innominate. Metatarsals (5)
● The hipbone has at the middle of its lateral surface a
deep cup-shaped hollow, the acetabulum, where the Phalanges (14)
head of femur articulates. Below the acetabulum, the
hipbone has a large oval gap, the obturator foramen. Fig. : Anterior view of the pelvic girdle with left leg
and foot bones.
Leg Bones
● The tibia and fibula join with a number of small tarsal
● The upper leg bone is called femur or thighbone. Its bones to form the ankle. The tarsal and metatarsal
upper end is formed into a ball-shaped unit that fits into bones along with the phalanges of the toes, form the
a well-defined socket of a coxal bone. foot. In each leg, there are 7 tarsals in the ankle, 5
● This ball-and-socket arrangement results in a stable metatarsals in the sole and 14 phalanges in the toes.
load-bearing joint, that is capable of a great range of ● All the bones of the legs are more massive than the
movement. bones of the arms.
● At the knee, the lower end of the femur meets two
bones of the lower leg : the larger tibia and the smaller Joints
fibula. The knee joint forms where the femur joins ● Where two or more bones join together, a joint or
directly with the tibia. articulation is formed. All body movements occur at
● Infront of each knee-joint is a small triangular bone, the joints.
patella or kneecap, which protects the knee-joint and ● Many joints are held together and stabilized by bands
acts as a pulley for the upper thigh muscles. of fibrous connective, called ligaments. Often the

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opposed surfaces of the bones move upon each other ween zygapophyses and of the vertebrae, bet-
at the joint. ween the carpals in the wrist, tarsals in the
● There are 3 main types of joints : fibrous or immov- ankle and between sternum and clavicles are of
able, slightly movable and synovial or freely mov- this type.
able. 5. Pivot joint—This joint allows only a rotary move-
● Fibrous or immovable joints—The bones of the skull ment of one bone on the other which remains
stationary. The joint between the atlas and axis
join together in a tight-fitting interlocking joint called
vertebra in humans is of this type. It enables the
suture. This immovable joint provides stability to the head to turn from side to side. The upper ends of
skull. radius and ulna articulate with each other by a
● In a newborn infant, the bones of the skull are still pivot joint.
developing and there are relatively wide spaces bet- 6. Saddle joint—This joint resembles the ball-and-
ween them. These spaces contain tough sheets of socket joint but both ball and socket are poorly
connective tissue that connect the bones and are developed. The joint between metacarpal of the
called fontanels. human thumb and the corresponding carpal is of
● Fontanels allow a certain amount of ‘give’ in the skull this type. It enables the thumb to move in many
as it passes through the mother’s pelvic opening dur- directions.
ing birth and they also permit brain growth.
● After birth, as the infant grows, the connective tissue
sheet is replaced by bone, forming the sutures found Bone
between adult cranial bones.
● Cartilaginous or slightly movable joints—The
slightly movable joints are found between the centra of capsule
vertebra, between the hipbones (pubic symphysis) and
between sternum and ribs. Such joints provide firm membrane
support but allow a degree of flexibility. (produces
● Synovial or freely movable joints—Many joints that fluid, which
permit movement between adjoining bones are called reduces
synovial joints and are found at the shoulder, elbow,
wrist, hip, knee, phalanges and jaw.
● Synovial joints have four common characteristics :
1. They have a joint cavity between the articulating cavity
2. Cartilage covers the articulating ends of bones.
3. A fibrous connective tissue forms a capsule that
encompasses the entire joint.
4. A delicate tissue membrane called the synovial
membrane lines the inside of this capsule and Fig. : Anatomic structures characteristic of
synovial joints.
secretes synovial fluid. Synovial fluid coals the
inner surfaces and reducing friction. Disorders
● Synovial joints are of six types : ● Osteoporosis—This disorder results from the loss of
1. Ball-and-socket joint—One bone forms a ball-like calcium and phosphate from the bone matrix.
head that fits into a socket formed by the other Throughout life, bone is continuously deposited and
bone. The bone with a head can move nearly in all removed by osteoblasts and osteoclasts respectively.
directions. Shoulder joint and hip joint are of this ● In osteoporosis, osteoblast activity is decreased and
type. the bone is deposited more slowly than it is removed
2. Hinge joint—This joint allows movement in one by osteoclasts.
plane only. The knee joint, elbow joint, ankle ● Osteoporosis, primarily affects post-menopausal
joint and joints between the phalanges are of women. After menopause, there is decline in woman’s
this type. production of the female sex hormone-estrogen, one
3. Angular, ellipsoid or condyloid joint—This function of which is the stimulation of osteoblast acti-
allows movement in two directions, that is side to vity. As a result, the skeleton is weakened and bone
side and backforth. A oval condyle of one bone fits fractures can occur even with normal activity.
into an elliptical concavity of the other. Wrist and ● Osteoarthritis—This is an inflammation of the large
metacarpophalangial joints are of this type. weight-bearing joints. It is believed that osteoarthritis
4. Gliding joint—This joint permits sliding move- results from the gradual wearing of the surface carti-
ments of two bones over each other. The joints bet- lage of a joint. As the cartilage is worn, the underlying

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bone is exposed and may thicken, reducing the space ● Rheumatoid arthritis—Rheumatoid arthritis is a
within the joint capsule. This can restrict movement degenerative disease of the joints that occur with
and cause pain. equal frequency in men and women. It is more serious
and debilitating than osteoarthritis. The symptoms are
● Although osteoarthritis often accompanies normal swollen, painful and stiff joints. These symptoms can
ageing, its onset and severity can be accelerated by occur at any stage, even in young children, although
injury, infection and misuse of a joint. they usually develop later in life.

1. Human cranium is made up of— (B) Ilium (C) Pectoral girdle
(A) 8 bones (B) 10 bones (C) Sternum (D) Vertebral column
(C) 12 bones (D) 14 bones (D) Acetabulum 9. Human vertebral column
2. Knee and elbow joint is— 6. Synovial fluid is found in— shows—
(A) Gliding (B) Pivot (A) Intercellular spaces (A) Cervical curvature
(C) Hinge (D) Condyloid
(B) Around the brain (B) Thoracic curvature
3. Acetabulum forms— (C) Internal ear (C) Lumbar and sacral curvature
(A) Shoulder joint (D) Freely movable joints
(B) Hip joint (D) All the above
(C) Elbow joint 7. Which of the following is an un-
10. Total number of bones in the
(D) None of the above paired bone ?
hind limb of human is—
(A) Pre-maxilla
4. Number of floating ribs in human (A) 14 (B) 21
body is— (B) Pro-otics
(C) Sphenethmoid (C) 24 (D) 30
(A) 3 pairs (B) 1 pair
(C) 2 pairs (D) 4 pairs (D) Pterygoid
5. Which of the following compo- 8. In humans, the coccygeal bone
nent is a part of the pectoral is found in—
girdle ? (A) Skull
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Introduction ● Women, however may not show symptoms until the
● Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are infectious infection has spread to the cervix, uterus and uterine
tubes. Without proper diagnosis and treatment,
diseases that are passed between humans during
women are particularly vulnerable to Pelvic Inflam-
unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sexual contact.
matory Disease (PID) which can cause sterility.
● Generally STD diseases are acquired as a result of
sexual intercourse with an infected individual. ● PID is an ascending infection from the vagina or
● If STD diseases are not treated, they endanger cervix to the uterus, fallopian tubes and broad liga-
general health and fertility and may be life- ments. Infection may be caused by sexual inter-
threatening. Some are even incurable. course with a man having urethritis.
● The infectious agents responsible for STDs are ● Chlamydiosis also causes cervical ulceration which
bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and arthropods. increase the risk of acquiring AIDS.

Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Disease Cause Symptoms Effects on Foetus Treatment Complications

Acquired Immune Human immuno- Fever, weakness, infections, Exposure to AIDS Drugs to treat or Dementia and
Deficiency Syn- deficiency virus cancer virus and other delay symptoms; death
drome (AIDS) (HIV) infections no cure

Chlamydia Chlamydia Painful urination and inter- Premature birth, Antibiotics Pelvic inflamma-
bacteria course, mucus discharge from blindness, tory disease, infer-
penis or vagina pneumonia tility, arthritis, eco-
topic pregnancy

Genital herpes Herpes simplex Genital sores, fever Brain damage, Antiviral drug Increased risk of
virus type I or II stillbirth (acyclovir) cervical cancer

Genital warts Human Warts on genitals None known Chemical or sur- Increased risk of
papilloma virus gical removal cervical cancer

Gonorrhea Neisseria In women, usually none; in Blindness, stillbirth Antibiotics Arthritis, rash, in-
gonorrheae men, painful urination fertility, pelvic in-
bacteria flammatory dis-

Syphilis Treponema Initial chances sore usually on Miscarriage, Antibiotics Death

pallidum genitals or mouth; rash 6 prematurity, birth
bacteria months later; several years defects, stillbirth
with no symptoms as infection
spreads; finally damage to
heart, liver nerves, brain
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B virus Fatigue, persistent low-grade Low birth weight Rest, alpha inter- Cirrhosis, liver
fever, jaundice (yellowing feron cancer
skin), rash, abdominal pain

STDs Caused by Bacteria ● If a baby comes in contact with Chlamydia during

birth, inflammation of the eyes or pneumonia can
● Among the more common bacterial STDs are result.
Chlamydiosis, Gonorrhea and Syphilis. ● Reiter’s syndrome is associated with urethritis,
Chlamydiosis arthritis and conjunctivitis. Urethritis occurs in young
men and the causative organism is Chlamydia.
● Chlamydiosis is caused by the bacterium—Chlamydia
trachomatis . It is the most rapidly increasing STD and Gonorrhea
the common cause is nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). ● Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterial pathogen,
● In men, there may be a thick pus-like discharge from Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The symptoms of gonorrhea
the penis and painful urination. are often more obvious in males than females.

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● In women, infection of the vagina or uterus may go ● Between episodes of blisters, the virus lies dormant
unnoticed and eventually spread through the uterine in spinal nerve cells. Before an outbreak, the virus
tubes to the lower part of the abdominal cavity descends through sensory neurons to reach the skin
resulting in PID and possible sterility or infertility. surface.
● In infection, Neisseria gonorrhoeae colonizes the ● Release of virus and repeated outbreaks of blisters
epithelium of mucous membranes in the human can be triggered by stress, menstruation, nutritional
genital tract, pharynx or rectum. changes and exposure to sunlight.
● Gonococcal infection during pregnancy is a risk factor ● A present time, herpes infections cannot be
for premature delivery and the transmission of the completely cured. The drug Acyclovir, however,
infection to the neonate in the form of Ophthalmia inhibits new sores, decreases healing time and
neonatorum during passage of the birth canal or in shortens the time during which a sore ‘sheds’ live
the post partum period and may cause blindness in viruses.
an infant.
Genital Warts
● Genital warts are caused by the Human Papilloma
● Syphilis is a subacute and chronic infectious disease
Virus (HPV). The warts vary in appearance from tiny
of humans caused by Treponema pallidum, a bumps to large, spreading masses which can appear
spirochete bacterium. It is transmitted principally by on the penis, the labia, around the anus, in the vagina
sexual intercourse. and on the cervix.
● After infection, the untreated disease progresses
● The disease spreads through sexual contact with
slowly through several distinct stages, thus, the
warts on the genitalia of an infected person.
disease evolves in a stepwise manner. After several
weeks of incubation, a hard dry sore called a ● HPVs are now associated with cancer of the cervix,
chancre appears at the site of infection and marks as well as tumours of the vulva, the vagina, the anus
the beginning of the primary stage. The primary and the penis.
lesion is most often located on the genitalia.
● The bacteria are soon widely disseminated by the
lymphatics and blood, giving rise to generalized ● AIDS is a disorder of cell mediated immune system of
lesions, characteristic of the secondary stage of the the body. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Defi-
disease. ciency Syndrome. The organism that causes AIDS
● Most prominent in this stage are treponema- is a virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus
containing lesions of the skin and mucous (HIV).
membranes of the lips, mouth and genitalia. ● AIDS was first noticed in USA homosexuals in 1981.
● During tertiary stage of syphilis, the bacteria spread Virus of AIDS was isolated and identified by Prof. Luc
to internal organs and systems, damaging the heart Montagnier in France in 1983 and almost the same
and injuring the brain. This can lead to paralysis and time by Prof. Robert Gallo in USA.
mental instability. ● AIDS infections were detected in India for the first
● Large disfiguring sores called gummas may appear time is prostitutes of Chennai in 1986.
on the skin in this stage. The organism can cross the ● HIV is a fragile virus. It requires moist conditions for
placenta of an infected mother and may transmitted transmission.
to a newborn during birth. A solution of silver nitrate is ● AIDS is considered a sexually transmitted disease
washed into the eyes of newborns as a precaution because HIV can be transmitted during sexual
against both syphilis and gonorrhea infections. intercourse.
STDs Caused by Viruses ● HIV appears to be transmitted easily in blood, semen,
● There are four major STDs caused by viruses, vaginal fluids and the breast milk of infected mothers.
Genital Herpes, Genital warts, AIDS and Hepatitis-B. ● HIV belongs to a group of viruses known as
retroviruses that use RNA as their hereditary
Genital Herpes material.
● The are two types of herpes simplex virus, differing ● The RNA is wrapped in a protein coat and surrounded
both antigenically and biologically—an oral type by an envelope derived from the plasma membrane
(type 1) and a genital type (type 2). of the host cell. Accompanying the RNA is an enzyme
● Genital herpes infections are commonly spread by called reverse transcriptase that permits the viral
sexual intercourse with someone who has open nucleic acid to integrate into the host cell’s DNA,
sores. where it may hide for years.
● The primary symptoms of genital herpes are ● Initially, HIV attacks helper T-cells (T 4 lymphocytes).
periodically recurring watery blisters on the genitals. The virus attaches to CD4 receptors of helper T-cells
Nearly all body regions, including the mouth and and sends in its RNA.
hands can become infected if contacted by broken ● The viral enzyme reverse transcriptase, then catalyzes
blisters. construction of a DNA strand complementary to the

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viral RNA. The initial constructed viral DNA strand and a third phase in which T-cells counts are so low
replicates to form DNA double helix which enters the that they cannot protect a person from opportunistic
T-cell nucleus. infections. Strictly speaking AIDS refers only to the
Protein coat of the virus third phase.
● During the first phase, which may last about a year,
the hereditary the individual is an asymptomatic carrier.
● Initially HIV infects white blood cells : helper T-cells
and macrophages. The number of helper T-cells
The envelope declines initially but rebounds as antibodies are
is derived from produced against the virus.
plasma mem-
brane of human ● The presence of antibodies in a blood sample is
host cell. currently the primary means of identifying HIV
infection. When these antibodies against HIV are
Reverse trans- present in the blood sample, the person is said to be
HIV positive (HIV +).
Protein that attaches
virus to cell. ● Unfortunately, these antibodies are not effective
defences, because the virus can hide inside cell. The
individual even at this stage can pass on the infection
Fig. : The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
yet there are no symptoms.
● The infected T-cells no longer release cytokines or
stimulate B-cells to manufacture antibodies in the ● The second phase in often called AIDS Related
body. The infected T-cells burst to unlease many new Complex (ARC). Its symptoms are swollen
HIV particles. lymphnodes, fever, sweating at night and weight loss.
● In some infected cells, instead of reproducing RNA ● ARC is also known as prodromal AIDS. This phase
viruses and killing the host cells, the viral RNA is may last six to eight years. Infections like thrush
copied as DNA which is integrated into the host cell’s (white sores on the tongue and in mouth).
DNA. In this integrated form, the coded information of ● During this phase of HIV infection, there is a steady
the viral nucleic acid is reproduced every time the cell
decline in the number of T-cells and an increasing
reproduces and spreading potential sources of the
vulnerability to opportunistic infections.
virus throughout the body.
● In its integrated form, the virus may remain inactive ● In a normal healthy adult, there are about 800 or
upto 15 years. However, during the second phase, it more helper T-cells per cubic millimeter of blood.
appears that infected cells are steadily destroyed. During this final phase, the number of helper T-cells
● With the loss of cells, the body’s immune defences drop below 200 per cubic millimeter and the person is
are weakened and HIV infected people become more officially diagnosed as full-blown AIDS patient.
susceptible to other opportunistic infections as well as ● As infections become more frequent and spread
certain kinds of cancer (Kaposi’s Sarcoma). It is throughout the body. AIDS patients require frequent
these complications due to HIV that end up killing hospitalization. Complications from multiple infections
most HIV infected people. eventually overwhelm the body and death follows.

Opportunistic Infections Associated with HIV Infection (Phases 2 and 3)

Disease Microbial Agent Symptoms
P. carinii pneumonia Pneumocystis carinii (protozoan) Pneumonia, difficult breathing, suffocation
Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasma gondii (protozoan) Fatigue, brain lesions, seizures, cerebral swelling
Cryptosporidiosis Cryptosporidium coccidi (protozoan) Extreme diarrhea, dehydration, shock
Cryptococcosis Cryptococcus neoformans (fungus) Pneumonia, piercing headaches, paralysis (meningitis)
Candidiasis Candida albicans (fungus) White oral patches of fungus, erosion of esophagus
Histoplasmosis Histoplasma capsulatum (fungus) Pneumonia, lesions of visceral organs, paralysis
Cytomegalovirus disease Cytomegalovirus (virus) Pneumonia, liver and kidney disease, impaired vision
Herpes simplex Herpes simplex virus (virus) Body sores and blisters
Tuberculosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis (bacterium) Lesions of lung, difficult breathing, lesions of visceral organs

The Clinical Picture of AIDS ● Conventional treatment for HIV/AIDS is difficult

because of three characteristics of the disease :
● The course of HIV infection can be divided into three 1. The dormancy exhibited by HIV.
phases. 2. The variety of cells it can infect.
● An initial period after infection, a second period 3. The multiple opportunistic infections that are
during which the number of T-cells steadily declines possible.

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● At present there are very few drugs that can act ● Unlike most STDs, there is a vaccine against HBV
directly on the replication of the virus. One such drug and people can be immunized against hepatitis B.
is AZT (Retrovir). ● Hepatitis B virus vaccine is prepared directly from
● Prophylaxis—People should be educated about blood. This vaccine is made by a process, not
AIDS. Every year, December 1st is recalled as the dependent upon use of human plasma, thus it would
World AIDS Day. be free of AIDS virus.
● AZT interferes with the making of viral DNA by the ● HBV vaccine (globulins) produces passive immunity
HIV enzyme reverse transcriptase. However, it does in humans.
not interfere with the replication of Human DNA, since
human cells utilize a different enzyme, DNA STDs caused by Fungi, Protozoa and Arthropods
polymerase. ● In addition to bacteria and viruses, STDs are also
● Unfortunately, AZT has serious side effects and may caused by yeasts (a form of fungi), single-cell
not be as effective in prolonging patient life as once eukaryotes (protozoa) and lice (arthropods).
Vaginal Yeast Infections
● Newer drugs, such as d d l and d d c also inhibit
reverse transcriptase. When used with AZT, ddl and ● Vaginal Candidiasis is caused by infection of yeast,
ddc may prolong life better than AZT alone. Candida albicans. This yeast is part of normal flora
and is found in mouth, colon and vagina, where its
Hepatitis B growth is normally limited by competition from other
● Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). organisms of the normal flora and the body’s immune
HBV is transmitted by blood, body fluids and sexual
contact in the same fashion as HIV. However, it is ● If these factors are disrupted, the yeast population
less fragile and 100 times more contagious than HIV, may grow out of control.
and can withstand environmental exposure. ● Women with candidiasis, experience painful
inflammation of the vagina, often with a thick cheesy
Varieties of Hepatitis Viruses discharge.
● Men may develop a painful inflammation of the
● Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is known as ‘infectious hepatitis’.
urethra through sexual contact with an infected
● Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is known as ‘serum hepatitis’, woman.
causing a parenterally transmitted disease that may ● Trichomoniasis is caused by a single-celled
become chronic.
protozoa, Trichomonas vaginalis. It inhibits vagina of
● Hepatitis C virus (HCV), also called non–A, non–B women and causes trichomoniasis (vaginitis).
hepatitis virus involved in transfusion-related hepatitis. ● This disease is characterized by inflammation,
● Hepatitis D virus also called Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV). burning sensation, itching and frothy vaginal
HDV is a defective virus for which HBV is the helper. discharge.
● Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an enterically transmitted, water ● Transmission is always through sexual intercourse by
horne infection. A characteristic feature of the HEV male members who act as intermediaries.
infection is the high mortality rate among pregnant ● In men, there are often no symptoms, but occasio-
nally the disease spreads to the seminal vesicles and
● HBV multiplies in the liver and bone marrow. The prostate gland and causes painful swelling.
symptoms of infection include fatigue, nausea, ● Pubic Lice—Pubic lice infestations of the pubic hairs
abdominal pain, arthritis and yellowing of the skin is due to parasitic louse, Phthirus pubis. Adult lice
(jaundice) caused by liver damage. The infection can grip on the pubic hairs with their claws and pierce the
be fatal by itself or can lead to cirrhosis of the liver. skin with their mouth parts to draw meal of blood.
● Hepatitis associated antigen—The original term ● The human host may experience painful itching and
applied to the Australian antigen. It is now called reddened patches on skin. Female lice lay eggs near
hepatitis B surface antigen (HBS Ag). Its discovery the base of pubic hairs and the young hatch within a
made possible the differentiation of hepatitis B from few days to expand the infestation. The lice are
other forms of viral hepatitis. passed between humans by intimate sexual contacts.

1. Chlamydiosis is caused by— 2. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 3. Treponema pallidum causes—
(A) Bacteria (PID) is related with— (A) Gonorrhea
(A) Chlamydiosis (B) Syphilis
(B) Virus (C) Genital herpes
(B) Gonorrhea
(C) Fungus (C) Both (A) and (B) (D) Genital warts
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(C) Oxidation-reduction reaction
(D) Phosphorylation of flavopro-
16. In monotremes both sexes
secrete milk, this condition is
1. Which of the following is retro- 9. Which of these deals with the (A) Gynaecomastism
peritoneal ? organisms and geological envi- (B) Gomphosis
(A) Lungs (B) Kidneys ronments of the past ?
(C) Gynandromorphism
(C) Spleen (D) Testes (A) Palaeozoology
(D) Gynocious
(B) Palaeoecology
2. A pair of bones of the upper jaw
(C) Synecology 17. Lysosomal storage disorder is—
that form the points of articulation
with the lower jaw, in amphibians, (D) All the above (A) Tay-Sachs disease
reptiles and birds, is— 10. A typical vertebra has a solid (B) Pompe disease
(A) Squamosal (B) Quadrate central part known as— (C) Hurler disease
(C) Maxilla (D) Sphenoid (A) Neural spine (D) All the above
3. Which of the following is the (B) Centrum 18. What is the benefit of using
autoimmune disorder ? (C) Neural arch retrovirus as a vector in gene
(A) Haemolytic anaemia (D) None of the above therapy ?
(B) Myasthenia gravis 11. Some chromosomes are distin- (A) It is not able to enter cells
(C) Glomerulonephritis guished by blob-like ends (B) It incorporates the foreign
(D) All the above called— gene into the host chromo-
(A) Heterochromatin some
4. Bilharziasis is a parasitic disease
(B) Euchromatin (C) It eliminates a lot of neces-
caused by—
sary steps
(A) Schistosoma (C) Satellites
(D) Both (B) and (C) are correct
(B) Taenia Solium (D) Centromeres
(C) Fasciola hapatica 19. Allopatric but not sympatric spe-
12. Inheritance of ABO blood groups ciation requires—
(D) Enterobius vermicularis illustrates—
(A) Reproductive isolation
5. Oligopeptide hormone secreted (A) Polyploidy
(B) Geographic isolation
by pars nervosa of pituitary gland (B) Incomplete dominance (C) Prior hybridization
of birds and mammals is—
(C) Multiple allelism (D) Spontaneous differences in
(A) Pitocin (B) Oxytocin
(D) None of the above males and females
(C) Vasopressin (D) Melanin
13. When genetic material is ex- 20. Elephant tusks are—
6. The penetration of sperm into
changed via cytoplasm, between (A) Canine (B) Molar
ovum is helped by an enzyme—
two prokaryotes, it is called— (C) Incisor (D) Pre-molar
(A) Luciferase
(A) Conjugation
(B) Zymase 21. Fossil of ‘Lucy’ was a member
(B) Transduction of—
(C) Lactase
(C) Transformation (A) Homo erectus
(D) Hyaluronidase (D) Restricted transduction (B) Homo habilis
7. Which of the following cell 14. Which of the following monkey (C) Australopithecus afarensis
organelle is semi-autonomous ? has a prehansile tail ? (D) Australopithecus robusta
(A) Lysosome (A) Rhesus monkey (Macaca
(B) Endoplasmic reticulum 22. Heart-beat originates from—
(C) Chloroplast (A) Pacemaker
(B) Spider monkey (Ateles
(D) All the above paniscus) (B) Cardiac muscles
(C) Bormet macaquce (Macaca (C) Aorta
8. Gorilla like man with large head
radiata) (D) Right ventricle
and hands and protruding jaws is
produced due to— (D) All of the above 23. The protein which maintains the
(A) Oversecretion of thyroxin 15. In mitochondria, the cristae act muscular storage of oxygen is—
(B) Oversecretion of growth hor- as site of— (A) Myosin
mone (A) Breakdown of macromole- (B) Myoglobin
(C) Excess of vitamin ‘C’ in diet cules (C) Actomyosin
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24. Photochemical smog contains (C) Exonuclease 40. Rhinoceros horns are composed
two air pollutants— (D) Polymerase of—
(A) Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and (A) Bone (B) Cartilage
32. To make a karyotype, chromoso-
hydrocarbons (HC) mes are photographed during— (C) Chitin (D) Keratin
(B) Carbon monoxide and acids (A) Fertilization (B) Meiosis 41. Which of these is tissue mem-
(C) Water, carbon monoxide and (C) Mitosis (D) Interphase brane ?
33. In which of the following (A) Serous membrane
(D) All of the above
mammals do the ducts of the (B) Cutaneous membrane
25. Ganglioside is found in— excretory system and genital (C) Mucous membrane
(A) Nerve tract have a common opening ? (D) All the above
(B) Smooth muscles (A) Porcupine (B) Pangolin
(C) Cardiac muscles 42. A horizontal bony palate present
(C) Hedgehog (D) Echidna between buccal and nasal cavi-
(D) Liver cells
34. An interaction between nonallelic ties of mammals is formed by—
26. Acid diposition causes— gene in which an allele at one (A) Premaxillae, maxillae and
(A) Lakes and forests to die locus prevents expression of an palatines
(B) Acid indigestion in humans allele at another locus, but not (B) Squamosal and dentary
(C) The green house effect to vice versa, is called— (C) Maxillae and squamosal
lessen (A) Collaboration (D) Quadrate and palatines
(D) All of these are correct (B) Complementation
27. Chemiosmotic phosphorylation is 43. Which of the following pair is
(C) Epistasis
dependent upon— correctly matched ?
(D) Modification
(A) A diffusion of water across a (A) Excessive perspiration—
differentially permeable 35. Cerebral malaria is caused by— Xeric adaptation
membrane (A) Plasmodium falciparum (B) Parasitism—Intraspecific
(B) An outside supply of phos- (B) Plasmodium malariae relationship
phate and other chemicals (C) Plasmodium ovale (C) Uricotelism—Aquatic habitat
(C) The establishment of an (D) Plasmodium vivax (D) Streamlined body—Aquatic
electrochemical hydrogen adaptation
(H+) gradient 36. A fruitfly is heterozygous for sex-
linked genes, when mated with 44. Hamburger shift is also called—
(D) The ability of ADP to join
with P even in the absence normal female fruitfly, the males (A) Hydrogen shift
of a supply of energy specific chromosomes will enter (B) HCO3 shift
egg cell in the proportion—
28. Axis vertebra can be identified (C) Chloride shift
by— (A) 1 : 1 (B) 2 : 1
(D) Sodium shift
(A) Olecranon process (C) 3 : 1 (D) 7 : 1
(B) Odontoid process 45. Which of the following is the
37. All eukaryotic genes contain two largest protozoan parasite of
(C) Sigmoid notch kinds of base sequences, which humans ?
(D) Centrum of these plays role in protein
synthesis ? (A) Balantidium coli
29. In children, the bones are more
(B) Escherichia coli
flexible because their bones (A) Exons
have— (C) Plasmodium vivax
(B) Introns
(A) Large quantity of salts and (D) None of these
(C) Both (A) and (B)
little organic substances 46. How many kinds of cytochrome
(B) Large quantity of organic (D) None of these
are involved in the electron
substances and little salts 38. Epidermis found in Ascaris is— transport chain ?
(C) Well developed Haversian (A) Coenocytic (A) Two (B) Four
(B) Syncytial (C) Five (D) Six
(D) Large number of osteoblasts
(C) Both (A) and (B) 47. In the brain, cerebrospinal fluid is
30. Mushroom glands are found in—
(D) None of the above present—
(A) Leech (B) Mosquito
(A) Between dura mater and pia-
(C) Snail (D) Cockroach 39. Which type of cartilage is found mater
in humans external ear (Pinna) ?
31. Enzyme which removes nucleo- (B) Between dura mater and
tides one by one from the end of (A) Hyaline cartilage arachnoid
a polynucleotide chain is— (B) Fibrocartilage (C) Between arachnoid and pia-
(A) Kinase (C) Elastic cartilage mater
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48. Which type of cancer is deve-
loped in connective tissues and
spleen ?
(A) Leukaemia (B) Lymphoma
(C) Sarcoma (D) Carcinoma
49. Bjerrum’s sign is associated
(A) Glaucoma
(B) Astigmatism
(C) Metropia
(D) Hypermetropia
50. The type of immunoglobin pre-
sent in the colostrum secreted
from mammary gland is—
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17. Which of the following is retroperi-
toneal ?
(A) Kidneys (B) Spleen
(C) Testes (D) Lungs
18. Which developmental structure in
mammalian embryo is regarded
1. Which of the following acts as 9. Which of the following is breast- as phyletic ?
‘thermostat’ in human body ? bone ? (A) Gill pouches (B) Lungs
(A) Pons (A) Clavicle (B) Sternum (C) Heart (D) Kidneys
(B) Medulla oblongata (C) Scapula (D) Patella 19. Hepatitis caused by Leptospira
(C) Cerebellum sps. is known as—
10. Bones enlarge by—
(D) Hypothalamus (A) Wilson’s disease
(A) Auxentic growth
2. Which of the following is the only (B) Multiplicative growth (B) Black-water disease
amino acid metabolized by the (C) Weil’s disease
(C) Accretionary growth
brain ? (D) None of these
(D) Appositional growth
(A) Alanine 20. ‘Tree line’ is a biological indicator
11. The lytic enzyme present in of environmental conditions.
(B) Glutamic acid
human semen is— ‘Tree line’ is—
(C) Histidine
(A) Androgenase (A) Line of similar trees in a
(D) Glutanine
(B) Estrogenase forest
3. Whcih of the following is related (C) Hyaluronidase (B) Last line of trees beyond
with the disorder ‘River blind- which no trees occur
(D) Ligase
ness’ ? (C) A line of trees of uniform
(A) Elephantiasis 12. Muscles associated with hair
height and productivity
(B) Onchocerciasis roots and responsible for goose-
flesh (erection of body hairs) (D) Trees growing in shade that
(C) Trypanosomiasis survive acid rain
(D) None of these
(A) Smooth muscles 21. Striped muscles are—
4. Melanin pigments give black (B) Antagonistic muscles (A) Syncytial
colour to which part of brain ? (C) Striated muscles (B) Uninucleate
(A) Substantia nigra (D) None of these (C) Binucleate
(B) Substantia grisea (D) None of these
13. The effect of genetic drift is more
(C) Substantia gelatinosa pronounced in— 22. Accumulation of free radicals in
(D) Substantia propria (A) Fast reproducing popula- body can cause—
5. Which only amino acid is meta- tions (A) Cancer
bolized by brain ? (B) Small isolated populations (B) Hardening of the arteries
(A) Alanine (C) Large mixed populations (C) Cataracts
(B) Glutamine (D) Migrating populations (D) All the above
(C) Glutamic acid 14. In humans, corpora quadrigemina 23. In which chromosome number the
(D) Histidine is found in— banding pattern of chimpanzee
and humans are almost similar ?
6. Which tumour is capsulated ? (A) Prosencephalon
(A) 4 and 6 (B) 3 and 6
(A) Benign (B) Mesencephalon
(C) 2 and 4 (D) 3 and 5
(B) Malignant (C) Rhombencephalon
(C) Both (A) and (B) (D) None of these 24. Which of the following division of
Peripheral Nervous system is
(D) None of these 15. A notochord is found at the often called ‘Voluntary Nervous
7. Which human teeth are called embryonic stage in— System’ ?
‘eyeteeth’ ? (A) All chordates (A) Somatic
(A) Incisors (B) Canines (B) Some chordates (B) Autonomic
(C) Premolars (D) Molars (C) Some vertebrates (C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) All land animals (D) None of these
8. New systematics based on gene-
tic interrelationship is— 16. Clisere is related with— 25. Motor or sensory neurons
(A) Cytotaxonomy (A) Serial community enclosed by a sheath of connec-
(B) Numerical taxonomy (B) Xerosere community tive tissue, called—
(C) Experimental taxonomy (C) Climax community (A) Perineurium
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(C) Endoneurium 33. The fossil of hominid found in 43. The hardest substance in human
(D) None of these Shivalik hills of India, is— body is—
(A) Ramapithecus (A) Keratin (B) Dentine
26. An exergonic reaction is—
(B) Sinanthropus (C) Enamel (D) Chondrin
(A) A spontaneous reaction in
(C) Australopithecus 44. Ionic bonds are formed bet-
which energy is given off
(D) Pithecanthropus ween—
(B) An uphill reaction requiring
input of energy 34. Typhus is a— (A) Similar charged ions
(C) An oxidation reaction (A) Louse-borne disease (B) Opposite charged ions
(B) Mosquito-borne disease (C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) An anaerobic reaction
(C) Housefly-borne disease (D) None of these
27. Method of coelom formation
(D) Water-borne disease 45. The body cavity of Hirudo is filled
within pouches of mesoderm is
called— 35. Parapatric speciation is called—
(A) Connective tissues
(A) Pseudocoely (A) Demes (B) Cline (B) Botyroidal tissues
(B) Schizocoely (C) Clisere (D) None of these (C) Parenchymal tissues
(C) Enterocoely (D) Coelomic fluid
36. Paneth cells are found in—
(D) None of these (A) Spleen 46. Which of the following techno-
logy is used to get cross-
28. The internal mechanism by (B) Pancreas
sectional views of body parts ?
which a biological rhythm is (C) Crypts of Lieberkuhn (A) Computerized tomography
maintained in the absence of (D) Brain (B) Position emission tomogra-
appropriate environmental stimuli
37. Helicotrema is the opening of— phy
is termed as—
(A) Uriniferous tubule (C) Magnetic resonance imaging
(A) Circardian rhythm (D) None of these
(B) Cochlear canal
(B) Sleep movement
(C) Urethra 47. Atrial natriuretic factor is associ-
(C) Biological clock ated with—
(D) Ureter
(D) None of these (A) Pancreas
38. Brushfield’s spots are associated
29. A metastatic cancerous tumour is (B) Heart
termed ‘sarcoma’ if the disorder is (C) Alimentary canal
(A) Down’s syndrome
in— (D) All the above
(B) Turner’s syndrome
(A) Immune system 48. Athlete’s foot is caused by—
(C) Klinefelter’s syndrome
(B) Epithelial cells (A) Aspergillus fumigatus
(D) None of these
(C) Fibroblasts (B) Trichophyton
(D) Circulatory system 39. Olecranon process is associated
with— (C) Histoplasma capsulatum
30. The arrangement of numerous (A) Humerus (B) Femur (D) Candida albicans
setae in a ring in each segment
(C) Ulna (D) Ribs 49. Auerbach’s plexus is found in—
of Pheretima is known as—
40. Basket cells are found in— (A) Stomach
(A) Lumbricine
(A) Cerebrum (B) Intestine
(B) Oligochaetine
(B) Cerebellum (C) Both (A) and (B)
(C) Otochaetine
(C) Hypothalamus (D) None of these
(D) Perichaetine
(D) Medulla oblongata 50. Milkman’s syndrome is—
31. The most striking example of
point mutation is found in the 41. The egg of frog is— (A) Failure of reabsorption of
disease, called— phosphate by renal tubules
(A) Telolecithal
(A) Thalassemia (B) Failure of absorption of lac-
(B) Microlecithal
(B) Down’s syndrome (C) Alecithal
(C) Failure of absorption of
(C) Sickle-cell anaemia (D) Centrolecithal amino acids
(D) Night-blindness
42. The memories of the sights, (D) None of these
32. Poisonous fangs of cobra, krait sounds, tastes and odours of the
and coral snakes are— past experiences, is stored in— ANSWERS WITH HINTS
(A) Solenoglyphous (A) Cerebrum
(B) Proteroglyphous (B) Cerebellum
(C) Opisthoglypous (C) Pons
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15. Which of the following hormone
stimulates metabolism and
growth ?
(A) Somatotropin
(B) Thyrotropin
(C) Gonadotropin
1. X-disease is associated with— 8. Which of the following is an (D) Prolactin
(A) Aflatoxicosis inborn metabolic error ?
16. Which of the following endocrine
(B) Amoebiosis (A) Hartnup disease gland stores its hormonal secre-
(C) Sleeping sickness (B) Galactosemia tions before discharging into the
(D) Leishmaniasis (C) Tyrosinemia blood ?
2. A product may bind to the (D) Cystinosis (A) Pancreas (B) Adrenal
regulatory enzyme’s active site, (C) Testis (D) Thyroid
9. Who introduced the term ‘phylum’
preventing it from binding subs- 17. Which of the following is an
in taxonomy ?
trate and temporarily shutting inactive enzyme precursor ?
down the metabolic pathway. (A) Cuvier (B) Huxley
(A) Polyglycoids
This is called— (C) John Ray (D) Aristotle (B) Cholenzymes
(A) Negative feedback (C) Activases
10. Which of the following metabolic
(B) Competitive inhibition (D) Zymogens
disease occurs only in males ?
(C) Allosteric inhibition
(A) Fabry’s disease 18. A disease caused by eating fish
(D) Non-competitive inhibition
(B) Gaucher’s disease contaminated with mercury, is
3. Which of these, is essential for called—
normal excitability of cardiac (C) Lesch-Nyhan disease
(A) Bright’s disease
muscle ? (D) Hunter’s disease (B) Minimata disease
(A) Potassium ions (C) Osteosclerosis
11. Recessive genes in both parents
(B) Calcium ions are responsible for— (D) Hashimoto’s disease
(C) Magnesium ions
(A) Congenital diseases 19. Convulsions in infants is caused
(D) All of these
(B) Communicable diseases due to deficiency of—
4. Which one of the following is (A) Iodine (B) Vitamin D
correctly matches a sexually (C) Non-communicable disea-
ses (C) Vitamin B 6 (D) Vitamin C
transmitted disease with its
pathogen ? (D) Deficiency diseases 20. There are special proteins that
(A) Urethritis—Bacillus anthracis help to unwind DNA double helix
12. Nicotine acts as a stimulant and in front of the replication fork.
(B) Soft sore—Bacillus brevis mimics the effect of— These proteins are—
(C) Syphlis— Treponema palli-
(A) Thyroxine (A) DNA gyrase
(B) Acetylcholine (B) DNA polymerase
(D) Gonorrhoea—Entamoeba
histolytica (C) Testosterone (C) DNA ligase
(D) DNA topoisomerase
5. Archipallium is associated with— (D) Dopamine
(A) Cerebrum 21. The final hormonal stimulus lead-
13. Notochord is usually regarded ing to ovulation in humans is pro-
(B) Cerebellum as— vided by—
(C) Medulla oblongata (A) Mesodermal (A) Estrogen
(D) Spinal cord
(B) Ectodermal (B) Progesterone
6. Phylogenetic classification is one (C) Follicle stimulating hormone
(C) Endodermal
which is based on— (D) Luteinizing hormone
(A) Habits (D) Blastodermal
(B) Common evolutionary des- 22. The tissue having least power of
14. Interaction between non-allelic
cent regeneration is—
genetic elements or their pro-
(C) Overall similarities ducts, sometimes restricted to (A) Epidermis of skin
(D) Utilitarian system cases in which one element supp- (B) Endothelium of blood vessels
resses expression of another, is (C) Skeletal tissue of long bones
7. Bilharziasis is a parasitic disease,
known— (D) Nervous tissue of brain
caused by—
(A) Schistosoma (A) Epistatis
23. Stored energy from protein is
(B) Taenia solium (B) Episome released during—
(C) Fasciola hepatica (C) Epipelon (A) Catabolism
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(C) Both (A) and (B) 33. Heart murmur produced in 43. In DNA, which of the following is
(D) None of these aneurysms is called— double-ringed molecule ?
(A) Bruit (A) Adenine
24. Osteoclasts are associated with—
(B) Hemic murmur (B) Guanine
(A) Bone formation
(C) Both (A) and (B) (C) Thymine
(B) Basal lamina secretion
(D) None of these (D) Both (A) and (B)
(C) Break down of bone matrix
(D) Muscle regeneration 34. The term ‘Humulin’ is used for— 44. Coelom in vertebrates is lined
(A) Human insulin by—
25. Which of these is called tissue
(B) Isoenzyme (A) Ectoderm (B) Endoderm
membrane ?
(C) Hydrolytic enzyme (C) Mesoderm (D) All of these
(A) Serous membranes
(B) Cutaneous membranes (D) Powerful antibiotic 45. Which type of brain wave pattern
(C) Mucous membranes 35. Tyson’s glands are present on— is observed in people solving
mathematical problems ?
(D) All of these (A) Neck of penis
(A) Beta waves
26. Filum terminale is a part of— (B) Inner surface of prepuce
(B) Alpha waves
(A) Olfactory lobes (C) Opening of anus
(C) Theta waves
(B) Cerebellum (D) Both (A) and (B)
(D) Delta waves
(C) Spinal cord 36. Rickettsiae form a group of—
(D) Infundibulum 46. The first hormone artificially pro-
(A) Fungi
duced by culturing bacteria, is—
27. The pyramid of number in a (B) Viruses
grassland ecosystem is— (A) Insulin
(C) Bacterium-like prokaryotes
(A) Upright (B) Linear (B) Thyroxin
(D) None of the above
(C) Inverted (D) None of these (C) Testosterone
37. Failure of an organ or part to (D) Adrenalin
28. Loss of relative biological equili-
develop or grow is called—
brium is due to— 47. Pathogenic Candida which infects
(A) Pollution (A) Agenesia (agenesis)
humans is a—
(B) Radiation (B) Agenitalism
(A) Protozoan (B) Bacteria
(C) High temperature (C) Ageism
(C) Virus (D) Yeast
(D) Low temperature (D) Agerasia
48. What is common among silver
29. What is the function of porphyrin 38. In a biotic community, the primary fish, crab, honey bee and prawn?
in earthworm ? consumers are—
(A) Poison gland
(A) To protect against harmful (A) Carnivores (B) Omnivores
(B) Compound eye
germs (C) Detrivores (D) Herbivores
(B) To help in respiration (C) Metamorphosis
39. Adie’s syndrome is related with—
(C) To help in excretion (D) All the above
(A) Eye (B) Brain
(D) To protect against harmful (C) Skin (D) Liver 49. Which of the following prevents
ultraviolet rays the mother’s immune response
40. The ventilation movement of the to the developing embryo ?
30. Who proposed the ‘signal hypo- lungs for respiration in mammals,
(A) Trophoblast
thesis’ meant for the biosynthesis are governed by—
of secretory type of proteins ? (B) Blastocyst
(A) Diaphragm
(C) Umblical vein
(A) Baltimore (B) Costal muscles
(D) Umblical artery
(B) Camillo Golgi (C) Intercostal muscles
(C) Blobel and Sabatini (D) All the above 50. In which of the following animal,
all the three important chordate
(D) Sheeler and Bianchi 41. Fat, cholesterol and fat-soluble characters exist throughout life ?
31. Olfactory organ of a snake is— vitamins in blood are transported
(A) Amphioxus
(A) Jacobson’s organ (B) Mammals
(A) Alpha globulins
(B) Johnston’s organ (C) Amphibians
(B) Beta globulins
(C) Organ of Bojanus (C) Gamma globulins (D) All the above
(D) None of the above (D) Both (A) and (B)
32. Pancreozymin is secreted by— ANSWERS WITH HINTS
42. When one molecule of ATP is
(A) Pancreas disintegrated, the amount of
(B) Intestine energy liberated is—
(C) Adrenal cortex (A) 7 k cal (B) 4·5 k cal
(D) Pituitary (C) 8 k cal (D) 38 k cal

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Introduction while a desert plant called Welwitschia mirabilis produces
The leaves, stems and roots of a plant all consist of only two leaves during its entire lifetime.
the same meristematic, dermal, ground and vascular Leaves are classified according to their basic forms
tissues. Yet plants show a wide variety of forms—from a as well as their arrangements on stems. Most of the
prickly cactus to a lush vine to the majestic sunflower leaves consist of flattened blade and supporting, stalklike
(Helianthus annuus). Natural selection sculpted different petiole. There are four basic kinds of leaves. Simple
arrangements of plant tissues for better adaptations to leaves have flat, undivided blades, compound leaves
particular environment. A stem is the central axis of are divided into leaflets; pinnate leaflets are paired along
shoot, leaves are extremely diverse photosynthetic a central line; and palmate leaves are all attached to one
organs and roots anchor plants and absorb, transport and point at the top of the petiole.
store nutrients. Leaves may be arranged in different patterns on
stems. Plants with one leaf per node have alternate or
spiral arrangements. Plants with two leaves per node
blade have opposite arrangements and plants with three or
Leaf more leaves per node have whorled arrangements. No
wonder such a variety of leaves exist with so many
variable features.

Specialized Functions of Leaves

In addition to performing photosynthesis, leaves pro-
vide support, protection and nutrient procurement and sto-
rage with the following specializations—
(i) Storage leaves—These are fleshy and store food,
e.g., onion (Allium cepa).
(ii) Spines—Spines of plant such as cacti are leaves
Internode modified to protect the plant from predators.
(iii) Bracts—Bracts are floral leaves that protect
developing flowers. They may be colourful in certain
plants. e.g., Poinsettia .
(iv) Tendrils—These are modified leaves that wrap
around nearby objects to support climbing plants.
(v) Insect trapping leaves—Insect-trapping leaves
are found in about 200 species of carnivorous plants and
are adapted for attracting, capturing and digesting prey.
Some leaves have sticky flypaper surfaces, whereas
others form water-filled chambers that insects drawn in.
The trigger hairs of a venus flytrap respond to a visiting
insect’s movement by stimulating the two leaves to snap
together. The insect is then trapped as the leaves secrete
digestive enzymes that destroy it.

Anatomical Features of Leaves

Leaf epidermis consists of tightly packed transparent
cells. The epidermis is usually non-photosynthetic and
Fig. : Organization of plant body. Roots, stems and leaves contains many stomata. Although plants have stomata for
are vegetative organs. gaseous exchange, they also lose large amounts of water
through them during transpiration.
Leaves Vascular tissues in leaves occur in strands called
Leaves are the primary photosynthetic organs of veins. Leaf veins are often associated with thick-celled
most of the plants. These are the most diverse plant sclerenchyma fibres for support. Also, a layer of paren-
organs and may be classified on the basis of blade struc- chyma cells surrounds and supports leaf veins. Most of
ture, attachment pattern, organization around nodes and the dicots have netted veins, while monocots have
venation. American elm may have several million leaves, usually parallel veins. Vein endings are the blind ends of

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minor veins, where water and solutes move into and out Anatomically, surrounding the stem from outside is a
of veins. Xylem is present on the upper side of a vein and transparent, unicellular layer called epidermis. It posses-
phloem on the lower side. ses stomata but fewer than the epidermis of a leaf. The
Blade Petiole





Spongy bundle
mesophyII (vein)






Fig. : A leaf in cross section. The mesophyll areas contain different kinds of parenchyma cells.

Mesophyll, which is made up of parenchymatous epidermis of stem may also possess protective tri-
cells, is the leaf’s ground tissue. Some cells are chloren- chomes. Trichomes have been put into a number of
chymatous that produce sugars through photosynthesis. groups on the basis of their morphological characters.
Horizontally oriented leaves have two types of chloren- Hairs constitute a very common type of trichome. The
chyma. The long columnar cells along the upper side of a wall of trichome is commonly of cellulose (a polymer of B
glucose) covered by cuticle.
leaf, the palisade mesophyll cells, are specialized for
The ground tissue that fills the area between epider-
light absorption. Irregularly shaped chlorenchyma cells
mis and vascular tissue in a stem is called the cortex.
separated by large intercellular spaces are called spongy
Some cortical cells are photosynthetic and store starch. In
mesophyll cells found below the palisade layer. These plants that have concentric cylinders of xylem and
cells are specialized for gaseous exchange. phloem, the ground storage tissue in the centre of the
stem is called pith. The pith stores the products of photo-
Stem synthesis.
The central axis of a shoot system is the stem. The The vascular tissue system differentiates from the
stem of flowering plants produces leaves and if upright as procambial strands and is organised into vascular
most are, supports, leaves in such a way that each one is bundles that branch into leaves at the nodes. Phloem
exposed to as much sunlight as possible. A node occurs (the food-conducting vascular element) occurs towards
where leaves are attached to the stem and an internode the outside of the bundle, whereas xylem (water-conduct-
is the region between the nodes. The presence of nodes ing vascular element) is found towards the inside of vas-
and internodes is used to identify a stem even if it cular bundle.
happens to be an underground one. Food and water is Vascular bundles are arranged differently in different
carried through the stems of plants. types of plants. Familiar flowering plants are divided into
two classes—monocotyledons and dicotyledons of
Stem elongation normally occurs in the internodal
which the former possesses one cotyledon and the latter
regions. However, some plants have stems called
two cotyledons. Monocots such as corn have vascular
rosettes that do not elongate. Rosettes have short inter- bundles scattered throughout their ground tissue, whereas
nodes and overlapping leaves. For example, a banana dicots such as sunflowers have a single ring of vascular
tree is a rosette as its trunk is made up of large and tightly bundles. In contrast to flowering plants, pines have an
packed leaves. outer cylinder of phloem surrounding an inner cylinder of

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xylem. A thin layer of primary meristem, called vascular Although plants are immobile, they engage in a great deal
cambium, is present in between xylem and phloem. In of biological activity, especially undergound. Roots are so
dicots and pines, this layer becomes lateral meristem. indispensable to plant growth and photosynthesis that
Stem support leaves, produce and store food and annual root production often consumes more than that of
transport food and water between roots and leaves. a plant’s energy and may account for a substantial portion
Stems may provide food for other species. of its body. They absorb oxygen from between soil parti-
Many plants modify their stems for special functions cles; roots pushing through firmly packed soil may die for
such as climbing, storage, protection and reproduction, lack of oxygen.
including the following structures : The radicle is the first root emerging from a seed. In
(i) Tubers—These are swollen regions of stems that a taproot system, the radicle emerges to form a major root
store nutrients. Irish potatoes are tubers produced on that persists throughout the life of the plant. Tap roots
burrowing stolons. When potato is grown from eye buds, grow fast and deep, maximizing support and enabling a
after the plant is rooted to the soil, the lower part of its plant to use materials located deep in the soil. The radicle
stem is covered by earth. Axillary or adventitious is ephemeral (short-lived) in a fibrous root system.
branches grow from this underground part of the stem. Adventitious roots, which form on stems or leaves,
(ii) Tendrils—Tendrils are shoots that support plants replace the radicle. The result is an extensive system of
by coiling around objects, sometimes attaching by their similarly-sized-roots. Fibrous root systems are relatively
adhesive tips. The stem tendrils of green bean plants shallow. They rapidly absorb materials near the soil sur-
readily entwine around the posts a helpful gardener nuts face and prevent soil erosion. Most of the monocots form
in the ground. fibrous root systems.
(iii) Thorns—These are often modified stems for Rapidly growing roots lose as many as 10,000 cells
protection. per day as they push through the soil. The root cap that
covers the tip of the root, protects and replaces cells. A
(iv) Succulent stems—Succulent stems of certain
root cap’s meristem continually pushes cells forward. The
plants (e.g., cacti) are fleshy and store large amount of
root cap also produces mucilage, a slimy substance that
protects root tip from desiccation. A cluster of seemingly
(v) Stolons—Stolons or runners are stems that grow
inactive cells called the quiescent centre is found just
along the soil surface. New plants are formed from their
behind the root cap. This region functions as a reservoir,
nodes. Strawberry plants develop stolons after flowering
replacing damaged cells in the adjacent meristem. The
and several plants can arise from the original one.
rest of the root, the portion above the tip, anchors the
Root plant in the ground. The region immediately behind the
root cap is called the subapical region. It is loosely
Roots have various adaptations and associations to divided into three zones viz., zone of cellular division,
enhance their ability to anchor a plant, absorb water and zone of cellular elongation and the zone of cellular
minerals, and store the products of photosynthesis. maturation.

Fig. : (i) Development of the Tap root System in dicots. (A) Germinating dicot seed with growing radicle. (B) Tap root
system developed out of a radicle. Fig. (ii) : Development of the Adventitious Fibrous Root System in monocots.
(A) Rice seedling showing radicle roots, seminal roots, adventitious fibrous roots and mesocotyl. (B) Rice plant
with extensive fibrous root system.

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The zone of cellular division is meristematic. The stores the nutrient for further growth. The innermost ring
cells in this region, which surrounds the quiescent centre, of cortex is called endodermis.
divides as rapidly as 12 to 36 hours. The zone of cellular The endodermis consists of a single layer of closely
elongation lies behind the zones of cellular division. packed living cells. Endodermal cells are characterised by
Maturation and differentiation of cells occur in the the presence of casparian strips in their radial and trans-
zone of cellular maturation. This is also called the root verse walls, which contain suberin, a waxy and water-
hair zone, because here many tiny root hairs develop proof material. The endodermis can regulate the move-
from epidermal cell. Root hairs are plentiful and they ment of nutrients and water into and out of the central
greatly increase the surface area available for absorbing vascular tissue of the root.
water. The pericycle which occurs beneath the endodermis,
The epidermis surrounds the entire root except the constitutes the outer boundary of the primary vascular
root cap. Root epidermal cells either lack or have a thin cylinder of roots. In roots, the pericycle functions as the
cuticle and are thus well adapted for absorbing water and site of origin of lateral roots. The root’s vascular tissues
minerals. The root epidermis surrounds the entire cortex, are interior to the pericycle, where bundles of xylem
alternate with the bundles of phloem. In order for water to
which consists of three layers—hypodermis, storage
reach the xylem, it must pass through the root.
parenchyma and endodermis.
The hypodermis is the outermost protective layer. Special Functions of Roots
These cells form a vast collecting system that absorbs (i) Adventitious roots that develop and grow in the
water and minerals moving through the epidermis and air called aerial roots. They are important modifications


Root hair
Zone of


Zone of

Zone of
cell division

Root cap

Fig. : Dicot root tip : The root tip is divided into four zones, best seen in a longitudinal section such as this. The vascular
cylinder of a dicot root contains the vascular tissue. Xylem is typically star shaped and phloem lies between the
points of the star.

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for mangroves, trees that typically grow in low oxygen (iii) Storage is a familiar root specialization. Carrot
environments. Orchids and mistletoe are two familiar and beet roots store starch, desert plant roots store large
plants that possess aerial roots. amounts of water and sweet potato roots sugar.
(iv) Pneumatophores are specialized roots that
(ii) Many roots form mutualistic associations called develop in plants growing in oxygen-poor environments
mycorrhizae with beneficial fungi. The fungi absorb (salty marshes). Some branches of taproot grow vertically
nutrients from the soil, whereas the host plants provide towards the air (negative geotropism) allowing oxygen to
the fungi with vitamins or other needed substances. diffuse into the plant body.

1. Between the bark and the wood 7. Plants with one leaf per node (C) Arbovirus
in a woody stem, there is a layer have— (D) None of the above
of meristem called— (A) Spiral arrangement
(B) Alternate arrangement 7. HIV has a protein coat and a
(A) Apical meristem genetic material which is—
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(B) Cork cambium (A) Single stranded DNA
(D) None of the above
(C) The zone of cell division 8. Flowering plants are divided into (B) Single stranded RNA
(D) Vascular cambium dicots and monocots according (C) Double stranded DNA
to the— (D) Double stranded RNA
2. The Casparian strip is found—
(A) Number of floral parts
(A) Within the secondary wall of (B) Number of cotyledons in the 8. AIDS was first reported in—
parenchyma cells seed (A) Russia (B) Germany
(B) Between all epidermal cells (C) Arrangement of vascular (C) USA (D) China
(C) On four sides of endodermal tissues
(D) All of the above 9. For which of the following
9. Which of the following parts of disease, there is preventive
(D) Between xylem and phloem vaccine ?
plant body are fleshy and store
cells (A) AIDS (B) Hepatitis B
large amounts of water in cacti ?
3. A leaf usually consists of— (A) Tubers (C) Syphilis (D) Gonorrhea
(A) Blade (B) Stolons 10. Disease vaginitis is caused by—
(C) Thorns
(B) Petiole (A) Candida albicans
(D) Succulent stems
(C) Both (A) and (B) (B) Trichomonas vaginalis
10. Which part of a leaf carries on
(D) None of the above (C) Phthirus pubis
most of the photosynthesis of a
plant ? (D) Chlamydia
4. Mesophyll containing irregular
(A) Epidermal layer
cells bounded by air spaces is ANSWERS
(B) Guard cells
(C) Mesophyll
(A) Spongy mesophyll (D) None of the above
(B) Palisade mesophyll ●●●
(C) Both (A) and (B) (Continued from Page 884 )
(D) Petiole
5. Root hairs are found in the zone
of— ●●●
(A) Elongation (Continued from Page 875 )
(B) Maturation 4. Large sores called gummas are
(C) Cell division associated with—
(D) All of the above (A) First stage of Syphilis
(B) Second stage of Syphilis
6. A flowering plant has three (C) Third stage of Syphilis
vegetative organs. Which of the (D) All stages of Syphilis
following vegetation organs
5. Drug Acyclovir is used for the
anchors a plant, absorbs water
treatment of—
and store the products of photo- (A) Herpes (B) Gonorrhea
synthesis ? (C) AIDS (D) Genital warts
(A) Leaves
6. HIV belongs to a group of virus
(B) Roots known as—
(C) Stems (A) Retrovirus
(D) None of the above (B) Papilloma virus ●●●

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Introduction (a) Phospholipids :
● Fats or lipids are best described as a diverse groups of ● Phospholipids are lipids containing a phosphate group.
organic compounds found in plants, animals and micro- ● The commonest type is formed when one of the
organisms. —OH groups of glycerol combines with phosphoric
● Fats and certain other compounds, more or less acid instead of a fatty acid. The other two groups
densely closely related, are often called lipids. combine with fatty acids as in the formation of a
● Lipids made by cells are important not only because triglyceride.
they serve as an energy source but also because they ● Lecithin, the best known among phospholipids in plant
form the structural components. cells, is an essential structural material for living cell
● Fats are produced in all actively metabolising plant membrane, where it maintains continuity between the
cells and serve a number of indispensable roles in water and lipid phases inside and outside the cell. The
plants, particularly as reserve food substances. function of certain enzymes depend upon their attach-
● Fats, such as olive oil, contain a mixture of fatty subs- ment to lipids such as lecithin.
tances called triglycerides. (b) Galactolipids :
● The proportion of the lipids in food-stuffs varies from ● Galactolipids are major lipid constituent of green leaf
0·2% in white potatoes to 70% in some nut kernels. tissue of plants.
● Characteristically, they are greasy to touch and in- ● Monogalactosyl diglyceride and diglactosyl diglyceride
soluble in water but soluble in ether, alcohol, acetone are commonly occurring galactolipids in chloroplasts.
and other organic solvents.
Simple Classification of Lipids in Plants Fatty Acids
● The fatty acids of naturally occurring lipids have even
1. Simple Lipids : number of carbon (C) atoms because they are
● Simple lipids are esters of fatty acids with alcohol. synthesized from acetyl groups, each of which con-
These are of following types : tains two carbon (2-C) atoms.
(a) Fats : ● Two typical fatty acids are palmitic and oleic fatty
● Fats are esters of fatty acids with glycerol, i.e., fatty acids.
acids are esterified with glycerol to form triglyceri- ● Fatty acids with 16 (palmitic acid) and 18 (stearic acid)
des. carbon atoms are most commonly found in nature.
● These are true fats and are indispensable as reserve
food material and as a source of energy in living cells. Saturated Fatty Acids
(b) Waxes : ● Fatty acids and lipids lacking double bonds (C —
— C)
● Waxes are esters of higher aliphatic acids with long are said to be saturated.
chain of alcohol other than glycerols. ● Typical naturally occurring saturated fatty acids are
● These are important components of cuticle of epider- chainlike (Non-branched) compound with an even
mal cell walls. number of carbon atoms.
● Waxes have been isolated from the outer layer of
● Several important short chain fatty acids including
bacteria, leaves, roots, stems, fruits and flowers of
butyric acid (4C-atoms), caproic acid (6C-atoms),
octanoic acid (8C-atoms) and decanoic acid (10C-
● Waxes are solid at 20° C; crystalline; melt above 40 ° C atoms), are present in palm oil.
without decomposition; have consistency and solubility
properties that strongly depend upon temperature. Major Saturated Plant Fatty Acids
● Candelilla wax is obtained from a coating on stem of
Common Name Number of C-atoms
Euphorbia antisyphilitica, a leafless desert shrub.
Behenic acid 22
● Carnauba wax is extracted from an exudate on the
leaves of the carnauba palm. (Copernicia prunifera). Arachidic acid 20
Stearic acid 18
2. Compound Lipids :
Palmitic acid 16
● Compound lipids are esters of fatty acids containing
Myristic acid 14
groups in addition to alcohol and fatty acid radicals. It
may be of the following types— Lauric acid 12

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Unsaturated Fatty Acids (ii) The aldehyde, in presence of enzyme fatty
aldehyde dehydrogenase, is further oxidised to
● Fatty acids sometimes containing one or more double
form the new fatty acid containing one less
bonds (C —
— C), such as oleic acid, are said to be carbon atom than in the original fatty acid.
unsaturated. NAD+ is reduced in this reaction. The new fatty
● Fatty acids with one double bond are called mono- acid is oxidised again and again till it reduced to
unsaturated fatty acids, those with two or more double
bonds are called polyunsaturated ones. Aldehyde dehydrogenase
Aldehyde ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→ New fatty acid
● Monounsaturated fatty acid comprises the largest NAD + H2O + NADH + H+
group of unsaturated fatty acids.
● Unsaturated fatty acids melt at much lower tem- 2. β-oxidation :
peratures than saturated fatty acids. Oleic acid, for ● β-oxidation is the principal method of fatty acid
example, is the chief constituent of olive oil and is degradation in plants.
liquid at normal temperature (melting point 13·4 ° C). ● This process occurs in mitochondria (and also in
glyoxysomes) and involves successive removal of
Major Unsaturated Fatty Acids of Plant 2C in the form of acetyl CoA molecule from the
carboxyl end of fatty acid.
Common Name No. of C-atoms
● Because β-carbon (i.e., carbon atom number 3) of
Palmitic acid 16
the fatty acid is oxidised, it is called β-oxidation
Oleic acid 18
which involves the following sequential reactions—
Linoleic acid 18 (i) The first reaction involves the activation of fatty
α-Linoleic acid 18 acid in presence of an enzyme thiokinase and
Erucic acid 22 ATP. CoASH is consumed and CoA-derivative
of fatty acid is produced.
Distribution of Fats in Plants Thiokinase
Fatty acid + CoASH ⎯⎯⎯⎯→ Fatty acid CoA
● Fats are widely distributed throughout the plant ATP + Mg2+ + AMP + PPi
The AMP (Adenosine monophosphate), thus
● Fats are especially found in abundance in reproductive produced, reacts with another ATP molecule to
tissue (e.g., seeds and fruits) of certain higher plants form 2 molecules of ADP in presence of enzyme
where they form important reserve food material, such adenylate kinase .
as in the cotyledons of sunflower, rape (Brassica
Adenylate kinase
napus ) peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) almonds (Prunus AMP + ATP 2ADP
amygdalus ) and mesocarp of avocado pear (Persea
americana). (ii) In this reaction, two H-atoms are removed
● Carnauba wax is found in the leaves of carnauba between α- and β-carbons, as a result, α, β-
palm (Cropernicia prunifera). unsaturated fatty acyl CoA is formed in
● Certain cereal seeds, such as wheat and barley presence of FAD-containing enzyme acyl-CoA
(Hordeum distichon) which store starch as chief dehydrogenase.
reserve food in their endosperm, have rich fat content (iii) This stage of reaction involves the addition of a
in their aleurone cell layers. water molecule across the double bond to form
corresponding β-hydroxyacyl-CoA in presence
Breakdown of Fatty Acids of enzyme enol hydrase .
1. α-oxidation : (iv) β-hydroxyacyl-CoA is dehydrogenated in
● The long chain of fatty acid with the help of α- presence of enzyme NAD-specific β-hydroxy-
oxidation is broken down until it is reduced to 12- acyl-CoA dehydrogenase. Two H-atoms are
carbon atoms. removed from the β-carbon atom (β-oxidation)
● Fatty acids with less than 13C-atoms are not which now bears a carbonyl function and β-keto
affected by this process. fatty acyl-CoA is formed.
α-oxidation occurs in the following sequential (v) The final stage involves the thioclastic cleavage
reactions (steps)— of β-keto fatty acyl-CoA in presence of enzyme
(i) The fatty acid, in presence of enzyme fatty acid β-keto acyl thiolase to form active 2-C unit
peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), is acetyl-CoA and a fatty acyl-CoA molecule.
oxidatively decarboxylated to form an aldehyde. The fatty acyl-CoA, so produced, reenters the
In this step, CO2 comes from carboxylic group β-oxidation losing further 2C units. The
and oxidation occurs at α-carbon atom which is sequence continues until whole molecule is
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chain is increased by 2C-atoms. Each step involves
Should be Known the following two reactions—
● Each turn of β-oxidation generates 5 ATPs.
(i) In the first reaction, acetyl-CoA combines with CO 2
However, in the first turn there is a consumption of
2ATPs in the reaction of step (i) and hence, in this in presence of an enzyme acetyl-CoA carboxylase to form
turn there isa net gain of only 3 ATPs. malonyl-CoA. Mn 2+ and biotin are required as cofactors,
● Each turn of β -oxidation generates one FADH2 while ATP provides energy during this reaction.
[reaction number (ii)]. Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase
Acetyl-CoA + CO2 ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→ Malonyl-CoA
● A huge amount of energy is generated in the form of ATP + Mn2+ + Biotin + ADP + Pi
ATP by mitochondrial oxidation of fatty acids
through β-oxidation and TCA cycle (Tricarboxylic (ii) Malonyl-CoA reacts with another molecule of
acid cycle). For example, one molecule of palmitic acetyl-CoA to form butyryl-CoA (Coenzyme-A derivative
acid (16C-atoms) on complete oxidation produces of butyric acid). This reaction occurs in presence of
129 ATP molecules. enzyme fatty acid synthetase and coenzyme NADPH2.
● In the last turn of β-oxidation, spiral, two acetyl-CoA Fatty acid synthetase
molecules are produced. Malonyl-CoA + Acetyl-CoA ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→
● The oxidation of long chain fatty acids to acetyl-CoA
is a central energy yielding pathway in animals, Butyryl-CoA + CO2 + H2O + 2NADP
many protists and some bacteria.
Butyryl-CoA, in the next step, reacts with malonyl-
● Although most naturally occurring lipids contain fatty CoA to form CoA-derivative of fatty acid containing six
acids with an even number of carbon atoms, fatty carbon atoms. This process is repeated till coenzyme-A
acids with an odd number of carbons are found in derivative of long chain fatty acid (which may contain upto
significant amounts in the lipids of many plants and 18 carbon atoms) is formed.
some marine organisms.
The reaction (ii) described above summarises a
Fatty Acids Biosynthesis number of reactions, involved in the synthesis of fatty acid
from acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA, which can be grouped
● When fatty acid oxidation was found to occur by in the following heads—
oxidative removal of successive two-carbon (acetyl-
(a) Initiation reaction—In this case acetyl-CoA
CoA) units, biochemists thought that the biosynthesis
transfers acetyl group to one of the – SH group of
of fatty acids might proceed by simple reversal of the
multienzyme complex, i.e., fatty acid synthetase.
same enzymatic steps used in their oxidation.
However, fatty acid biosynthesis and breakdown occur (b) Elongation and termination reaction—When
by different pathways, are catalysed by different sets fatty acid residue has attained the desired length, the
of enzymes, and take place in different parts of the chain elongation stops and the cycle is not repeated. The
cell. Moreover, a three-carbon intermediate, malonyl- acyl group instead of being transferred to the —SH of the
CoA, participates in the biosynthesis of fatty acids but enzyme is transferred to —SH group of Coenzyme-A
not in their breakdown. (CoASH). Thus, CoA derivative of fatty acid is produced.
● Long chain fatty acids are synthesized in plants from Small amount of longer fatty acids, such as stearate
active two-carbon units, the acetyl-CoA. (18 : 0) are also formed. In certain plants (e.g., coconut
● Synthesis of fatty acids from acetyl-CoA occurs in and palm) chain termination occurs earlier, upto 90% of
sequential steps and takes place in the cytosol at the the fatty acids in the oils of these plants are between 8
endoplasmic reticulum. In each step the fatty acid and 14 carbons long.


1. In which of the following organic (C) Lignoceric acid 4. Fatty acid molecules containing
or inorganic compounds, lipids one or more double bonds
(D) All of the above
are soluble ? (—HC —— CH—) are called—
(A) Alcohol 3. In the photosynthetic cells of (A) Stearic acid
(B) Water plants, fatty acid synthesis (B) Saturated fatty acids
occurs— (C) Unsaturated fatty acids
(C) Ether
(D) In alcohol and ether (A) In the cytosol (D) Both (B) and (C)
(B) In the chloroplast stroma 5. The energy in fatty acid molecule
2. Which of the following is/are
(C) On the inner membrane of is transferred into ATP by a
saturated fatty acid(s) ?
process known as—
(A) Palmitic acid mitochondria
(A) Reduction of fatty acid
(B) Myristic acid (D) In all of the above (Continued on Page 895 )

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Introduction The sun’s energy heats the surface of a body of
water, causing evaporation. The water vapour then rises
The chemicals found in living organisms are derived
with the warmed air and forms clouds in the atmosphere.
originally from the abiotic components of ecosystems,
When air currents move these clouds over land or over
such as soil, water and air, to which they eventually return
cold water the vapour condenses, forming water droplets.
by way of decomposition of the waste products or dead
Depending on the temperature and atmospheric pressure,
bodies of organisms. Bacteria and fungi bring about
the droplets fall back to earth as rain, snow, fog, hail, or
decomposition, obtaining energy from the waste products
sleet. Some precipitation falls back into the oceans, but
and dead organisms in the process. Thus a constant
most of it falls on land, where it is soaked into the ground
cycling of the chemical materials needed by living orga-
and porous rock to become groundwater.
nisms occurs within an ecosystem. Since both living and
Plants absorb some groundwater, use it, and release
non-living parts of ecosystem are involved in these chemi-
some of it from their leaves in the process of transpiration,
cal cycles they are called biogeochemical cycles.
recycling it to the atmosphere. Water in the ground and
Components of Biogeochemical Cycles porous rocks creates an aquifer and water table, which
consists of water trapped between the surface and
For each element the cycling process involves the
impervious rocks. This underground water moves to wells
following components—
and springs and becomes available to many species use.
● A reservoir—That portion of the earth that acts as a Spring water may evaporate or form streams which
storehouse for the element. eventually return to the ocean, perpetuating the cycle.
● An exchange pool—That portion of the environment
from which the producers take their nutrients.
Carbon Cycle
● Biotic community—Through which chemicals move The main carbon store is the estimated 75 million
along food chains to and from the exchange pool. billion tonnes in the earth’s rocks. A further 5000 billion
tonnes are found in fossil fuel reservoirs : coal, gas, oil
Water (Hydrologic) Cycle and peat and about 150 billion tonnes are held in the
uppermost ocean bed sediments. They represent the
Water cycle is important because water is an main carbon reservoirs, however, these carbon sources
essential constituent of all living beings. Water covers are not normally available to living organisms.
much of the earth’s surface, primarily as ocean, but also The main carbon source for living organisms is CO 2
as rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, groundwater, etc. It is present in the atmosphere or dissolved in surface waters.
water’s unique ability to be present in all three states of In photosynthesis green plants, algae and blue-green
matter—solid (ice), liquid and gas (vapours)—that allows bacteria convert CO 2 to simple carbohydrates, the build-
it to efficiently cycle from the earth’s surface to the ing blocks for all other organic molecules. This conversion
atmosphere and back again. of CO 2 in photosynthesis and the counterbalancing

77 84 (Evapotranspiration) 23 Precipitation
Evaporation over land
Evaporation from land, ice
Precipitation lakes and
from ocean Transpiration
into ocean rivers

Ocean faccee rruunn--ooffff ttoo oocceeaann

Ground water

Figures in diagram based on Total water Fresh water

mean annual global
precipitation of 100 units
Oceans 97%
Fresh water 3%
Ice sheets and glaciers 75%
Ground water 25% } to nearest whole %

Lakes 0.3%
Soil moisture 0.06%
Atmosphere 0.035%
Rivers 0.03%
Fig. : The hydrological cycle and water storage.

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release of CO2 in respiration, is an important mechanism on climate. The balance is also affected by human acti-
helping to maintain the balance of the natural carbon vities, notably by changing land-use as in deforestation or
cycle. However, not all CO2 fixed is returned to the atmos- reforestation, using of fossil fuels and in cement manufac-
phere by respiration. turing.
In oceans, the main removal mechanisms taking CO 2 Phosphorus Cycle
from the atmosphere are photosynthesis and dissolving in The weathering of rocks on land makes phosphate
surface waters. Much of this CO2 is quickly released back
ions available to plants which take it up from the soil.
into the atmosphere, either directly from the water or by Some of this phosphate (PO 4= and HPO4= ) run off into
respiration. However, as in terrestrial ecosystems, some aquatic ecosystems where algae take phosphate up from
CO2 is locked away for a longer time, such as when cool
the water before it becomes trapped in sediments. Phos-
surface waters sink below warmer currents, or when phate in sediments become available only when a geolo-
marine organisms form carbonate shells. gical upheaval exposes sedimentary rocks to weathering
Atmosphere once more. Phosphorus does not enter the atmosphere,
n therefore, the phosphorus cycle is called a sedimentary
ct 1.4 .66
du 6 11.
o cycle.
y e
ar on us 90
90 5.5
ir m rati nd
p i l a Humans Influence the Phosphorus Cycle
et sp g
l n re in
● Phosphorus is a vital component of genetic material, ATP
ba nd a ng Fossil fuels and
lo a h
G C cement production and the phospholipids of membranes.

Vegetation 610 ● Human beings boost the supply of phosphate by mining


soils and detritus 1580

2190 phosphate ores for fertilizer production, animal feed sup-
plements and detergents.
92 ● Phosphate ore is slightly radioactive and, therefore, mining
Surface ocean phosphate poses a health threat to all organisms even
10 those that do the mining. Also, only a portion of this land
50 0
40 has been properly reclaimed and the rest is subject to
Marine biota severe soil erosion.
3 4 .6 ● Run-off of animals wastes from livestock feedlots and
6 commercial fertilizers from cropland as well as discharge
Intermediate and
deep ocean of untreated and treated municipal sewage can all add
< 700 38100 excess phosphate to nearby waters. Then an excess
0.2 growth of algae, called an algal bloom, may result.
Surface sediment
150 Nitrogen Cycle
Fig. : Global carbon reservoirs and flows at the present Nitrogen makes about 78% of the atmosphere by
day. Units are 109 tonnes of carbon for reservoir volume, yet nitrogen deficiency commonly limits plant
sizes and 109 tonnes of carbon per year for flows. growth. Plants cannot incorporate nitrogen into organic
In practice rates of carbon exchange between the compounds and, therefore, depend upon various types of
active cycling pools can vary from year to year depending bacteria to make nitrogen available to them.

Fig. : Nitrogen cycle. 78% by volume of the atmosphere is nitrogen. This is the main nitrogen reservoir.

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Nitrifying bacteria convert ammonia from dead
organisms to nitrites (NO2). Then other nitrifying bacteria
convert nitrite to nitrates (NO3), compounds that plant can ● Biogeochemical cycles show the more or less circular
paths of chemical elements passing back and forth bet-
use and then pass on to animals. Finally, nitrogen returns ween organisms and environment.
to the atmosphere when denitrifying bacteria convert ● The rate at which vital elements become available to bio-
ammonia, nitrites and nitrates to nitrogen gas. logical components of the ecosystem is more important in
The enzyme nitrogenase enables nitrogen-fixing determining primary and secondary productivity than
flow of solar energy.
bacteria to convert nitrogen to nitrogen-containing
● If an essential element or compound is in short supply in
compounds. Because oxygen inactivates this enzyme, terms of potential growth, the substance may be said to be
nitrogen-fixing microbes are typically anaerobic. For a limiting factor.
example Rhizobium bacteria live in nodules on the roots ● The productivity of an entire ecosystem is sometimes limi-
of legumes such as beans, peas and clover. Humans ted by one material available in least amount in terms of
contribute to the cycle by using nitrogen to produce nitrate need. Thus water limits the desert ecosystem and nitro-
gen or phosphorus often limits ocean ecosystems.
for fertilizers.
● From the standpoint of the biosphere as a whole, biogeo-
Biogeochemical cycles involve elements essential to chemical cycles fall into two groups—the gaseous type
life. The nonessential elements pass back and forth cycles, as illustrated by nitrogen cycle; and the sedimen-
between organisms and environment and many of them tary type cycle involving movement of the more earthbound
are involved in the general sedimentary cycle. elements.

1. Which of the following contri- (C) Aquifers 6. Lipids or fats are a diverse group
butes to the carbon cycle ? (D) All of the above of organic compounds found in—
(A) Photosynthesis 6. Which of the following processes (A) Micro-organisms
(B) Fossil fuel combustion maintain(s) the stable water (B) Plants
(C) Respiration balance on the earth ? (C) Animals
(D) All of the above (A) Evaporation (D) All of the above
2. Since the pathway by which (B) Precipitation
chemicals circulate through eco- (C) Surface run off 7. Triglycerides are sometimes
systems involve both living and (D) All of the above called—
nonliving areas, they are known 7. Nitrification is the production of— (A) Enzymes
as— (B) Cofactors
(A) Nitrates (B) Nitrites
(A) Biogeochemical cycle (C) Nature’s storehouse of
(C) Nitrogen (D) Ammonium
(B) Nutrient cycle energy
(C) Ecosystem 8. In the phosphorus cycle, weathe-
(D) All of the above
(D) Autecology ring makes phosphate available
to— 8. Palmitoleic fatty acid is obtained
3. For each element or chemical, from—
(A) Consumers directly
the biogeochemical cycling pro-
(B) Producers (A) Pine oil
cess involves—
(C) Reservoirs (B) Olive oil
(A) A reservoir
(D) None of the above (C) Marine algae
(B) An exchange pool
(C) Biotic community 9. The main nitrogen reservoir in (D) Marine algae and pine oil
(D) All of the above the biosphere is the— 9. Which one of the following is a
(A) Organisms (B) Atmosphere
4. How do plants contribute to the polyunsaturated fatty acid ?
(C) Rocks (D) Ocean
carbon cycle ? (A) Erucic acid
10. Phosphorus cycles in the form (B) Linoleic acid
(A) When they photosynthesize,
they consume CO 2 from the (C) Oleic acid
(A) PO43– (B) HPO 3–
atmosphere (D) All of the above
(C) P2 (a gas) (D) All of these
(B) When they respire, they
release CO2 into the atmos- 10. How many fatty acids are found
ANSWERS in each molecule of triglyceride ?
(C) Both (A) and (B) are correct (A) Three (B) Four
(D) They do not contribute to the (C) One (D) Six
carbon cycle
(Continued from Page 892 ) ANSWERS
5. During water cycle, water falls on
land enters the— (B) β-oxidation
(A) Ground water (C) α-oxidation
(B) Surface water (D) Both (A) and (B) ●●●

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(C) Mechanical support
(D) All of the above
13. Treeless terrestrial biome of cold
climates is—
(A) Taiga (B) Savana
(C) Tundra (D) Plankton
1. Two quite distinct designs of (c) Lentil (Masur)
14. Just behind the root cap is a
cells are recognised. One, the (d) Broad bean (Bakla) cluster of seemingly inactive cells
prokaryotic plan, is found in—
Column B (Botanical Name) called the—
(A) True algae (A) Quiescent centre
1. Phaseolus mungo
(B) All bacteria (B) Central core
2. Lens culinaris
(C) Blue-green algae (C) Dehiscent zone
3. Vicia faba
(D) Both (B) and (C) (D) Indehiscent zone
4. Phaseolus aureus
2. Electron transport systems— (a) (b) (c) (d) 15. A phenotypic effect dependent
(A) Are involved in the produc- on a change in position on the
(A) 1 4 2 3
tion of ATP chromosome of a gene or group
(B) 1 3 2 4 of genes is termed as—
(B) Are found in both mitochon-
(C) 4 3 2 1 (A) Segregation
dria and chloroplasts
(D) 4 2 3 1 (B) Recombination
(C) Release energy as electrons
are transferred 8. In many cells the regulation of (C) Position effect
(D) All of the above are correct microtubule assembly is under (D) Variation
the control of the microtubule
3. Marine algae flourished well 16. In the conversion of pyruvic acid
organizing centre, called the—
during the period— to acetyl-coenzyme A, pyruvic
(A) Plasma membrane acid is—
(A) Ordovician (B) Devonian
(B) Nucleus (A) Broken into carbon frag-
(C) Permian (D) Triassic
(C) Plasmodesmata ments
4. Massive trees in cold climates (D) Centrosome (B) Isomerized
survive the physical drought of (C) Oxidized
winter by having— 9. Field capacity is—
(D) Reduced
(A) No leaves at all (A) Higher for sandy soils than
clay soils 17. Which of the following enzymes
(B) Xeromorphic leaves
recognizes particularly common
(C) Hydromorphic leaves (B) The amount of water in soil
DNA lesions ?
(D) None of the above available to plants
(A) DNA polymerase
(C) The same as permanent
5. The kigndoms–Monera, Protista, (B) DNA glycolysase
wilting point
Fungi, Plantae and Animalia are (C) RNA polymerase
distinguished on the basis of— (D) The amount of water left in
the soil after drainage (D) Nitrate reductase
(A) Type of reproduction
18. The maintenance and growth of
(B) Type of cell 10. Who among the following intro- plant cells, tissues and organs on
(C) Type of nutrition duced the term ‘pure line’ for the a suitable culture medium in vitro
first time ? is termed—
(D) All of the above
(A) Swamminathan (A) Tissue culture
6. In a section through a leaf of
(B) Johannsen (B) Explant
maize both upper and lower
(C) Borlaug (C) Centrifugation
epidermal layers are—
(D) Blakeslee (D) Regeneration
(A) Biseriate
(B) Uniseriate 11. The conversion of nitrate to 19. The factors that govern the
nitrous oxide and nitrogen gas is hydrology of arid regions are—
(C) Multiseriate
termed as— (A) Climatic
(D) All of the above
(A) Nitrogen fixation (B) Topographic
7. Match Column A (Common
(B) Denitrification (C) Geologic
name) with Column B (Botanical
name) and select the correct (C) Nitrification (D) All of the above
answer from the choice given (D) None of the above 20. How many ascospores are con-
below— tained in a single ascus in ascus-
12. Xylem in higher plants is instru-
Column A (Common Name) mental for— fungi ?
(a) Black gram (Urd) (A) Conduction of water (A) 1 or 2 (B) 2 or 3
(b) Green gram (Moong) (B) Conduction of solutes (C) 3 or 4 (D) 4 or 8

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21. Raphides are needle-like crystals (C) Venus fly-trap 37. T. Schwann and M. Schleiden
of calcium oxalate which are (D) Bird’s nest orchid were—
specially found in— (A) Two English biologists
30. A molecule that binds to a
(A) Pistia (B) Rose (B) Two German biologists
repressor, allowing the repressor
(C) Asparagus (D) Dahlia to bind to an operator in a (C) Two Austrian biologists
22. Which of the following would you repressible operon is termed— (D) Two Dutch biologists
not expect to be a biotechnology (A) Promoter 38. Autumn wood can be distin-
product ? (B) Operator guished from spring wood by—
(A) DNA probe (C) Corepressor (A) Red colour of xylem
(B) Steroid hormone (D) None of the above (B) Presence of cambium
(C) Modified enzyme (C) Narrow vessels and
31. During photosynthesis energy
(D) Protein hormone capturing reactions and synthe- tracheids
23. Who proposed the ‘signal hypo- sis reactions occur respectively (D) Broad vessels and tracheids
thesis’ meant for the bio- in—
39. In protein synthesis, translation
synthesis of secretory type (A) Thylakoids and stroma requires—
of proteins ? (B) Stroma and thylakoids
(A) Baltimore (A) Initiation of translation
(C) Both occur in stroma (B) Chain elongation
(B) Blobel and Sabatini
(D) Both occur in thylakoids (C) Chain termination
(C) Camillo Golgi
(D) Sheeler and Bianchi 32. The study of how plants obtain (D) All of the above
mineral elements, either through
24. In thallophyta, the thallus gene- 40. Forest destruction leads to—
water, air or soil, and utilize them
rally consists of— (A) Loss of medicinal plant
for their growth and development,
(A) Single cell is called the— (B) Loss of carbon dioxide sink
(B) Filament of cells (C) Loss of biodiversity
(A) Mineral nutrition
(C) Interwining filaments
(B) Autotrophism (D) All of the above
(D) All of the above
(C) Heterotrophism 41. A terminal bud contains—
25. The method most frequently
(D) Assimilation (A) Nodes only
used to determine the molecular
weight of proteins is— 33. According to their mode of nutri- (B) Internodes only
(A) Classical chemistry tion, the fungi are classified (C) Leaf primordia
(B) X-ray diffraction into— (D) All of the above
(C) Both (A) and (B) (A) One category
42. Britten and Davidson are associ-
(D) Ultracentrifugation (B) Two categories
ated with—
26. The edible part of peach fruit is— (C) Four categories
(A) Phototropism invention
(A) Endocarp (D) Six categories
(B) Eukaryotic cell structure
(B) Fleshy thalamus 34. Who among the following scien- (C) Eukaryotic gene regulation
(C) Epicarp and mesocarp tists pointed out that the plants
(D) Genetic engineering in trans-
(D) Fleshy aril obtain a part of their nutrition
genic plants
from the air and also suggested
27. Which of the following is grouped that sunlight may play a role in 43. Deoxytosine monophosphate is
under phanerogams ? it ? a nucleotide of—
(A) Pteridophytes (A) Ingenhousz (B) Mayer (A) RNA
(B) Gymnosperms (C) Sachs (D) Hales (B) DNA
(C) Angiosperms 35. The energy derived from enzyme (C) Both RNA and DNA
(D) Both (B) and (C) substrate interaction is called— (D) None of the above
28. Hymenopterous flowers are polli- (A) Constant energy 44. Caryophyllaceous corolla is found
nated by— (B) Variable energy in—
(A) Bees (C) Binding energy (A) Dianthus
(B) Wasps (D) Activation energy (B) Campestris
(C) Both (A) and (B) 36. Oxygen evolved during photo- (C) Rose
(D) Air and water synthesis comes from— (D) All of the above
29. Pinguicula is commonly known (A) Photolysis of water (H 2O) 45. Which of the following is a living
as— (B) Soil atmosphere mechanical tissue ?
(A) Sundew (C) CO2 (A) Chlorenchyma
(B) Butterwort (D) All of the above (B) Collenchyma

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(C) Sclerenchyma
(D) Parenchyma
46. In coconut, the dispersal is due to
(A) Epicarp
(B) Mesocarp
(C) Curved hooks
(D) Endocarp
47. When a fungus is able to pass its
complete life cycle on one host it
is called—
(A) Autoecious
(B) Heterosporous
(C) Heterothallism
(D) Heteroecious
48. The leucoplasts are—
(A) Green plastids
(B) Red plastids
(C) Colourless plastids
(D) Any type of colours (pig-
49. During which stage of lytic cycle,
viral DNA and capsids are
assembled to produce several
hundred viral particles ?
(A) Biosynthesis (B) Maturation
(C) Penetration (D) Attachment
50. The sulphur-containing amino
acids are—
(A) Methionine and tyrosine
(B) Cysteine and glycine
(C) Glycine and tyrosine
(D) Methionine and cysteine


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14. The multilayered dermatogen in
root apex forming the root cap is
(A) Histogen (B) Periblem
(C) Protoderm (D) Calyptrogen
15. Plants, such as clover and
1. Match Column A (Botanical 6. The world’s fastest-growing tree beans, that have nitrogen fixing
name of certain insectivorous is— bacteria in their roots are in
plants) with Column B (Common (A) Sequoiadendron giganteum which of the following families ?
names) then select the correct (B) Eucalyptus deglupta (A) Asteraceae
answer from the options given
(C) Corypha umbraculifera (B) Leguminosae
(D) Albizzia falcata (C) Solanaceae
Column A
7. In which of the following plants (D) None of the above
(a) Drosera
(b) Dionoea the whole leaf is modified into 16. A cell-coded protein, that is for-
tendril ? med in response to viral infec-
(c) Utricularia
(A) Lathyrus tion, is—
(d) Nepenthes
(B) Pisum (A) Antibody (B) Antigen
Column B (C) Histogen (D) Interferon
(C) Both (A) and (B)
1. Pitcher plant 17. Some chromosomes are distin-
(D) Gloriosa
2. Sundew guished by blob-like ends
8. Restorer gene for fertility is pre-
3. Bladerwort called—
sent in—
4. Venus’ fly-trap (A) Euchromatin
(A) Nucleus (B) Ribosomes
(a) (b) (c) (d) (B) Heterochromatin
(C) ER (D) Polyribosomes (C) Centromeres
(A) 2 4 3 1
9. Unity of life is explained easily (D) Satellites
(B) 2 3 4 1 by— 18. Which of the following state-
(C) 3 4 2 1 (A) Ecosystem ments is/are correct regarding
(D) 4 3 2 1 (B) Eutrophication restriction fragment length poly-
2. Genes not located within the morphisms ?
(C) Mutation
nucleus are almost always found (A) They can be subjected to
(D) Descent from a common get electrophoresis
in the— ancestor
(B) They identify individuals
(A) Cytosol
10. Bacteria do not possess— genetically
(B) Cell membranes (C) They are the basis for DNA
(A) Mitochondria
(C) Cytoskeleton fingerprints
(B) Plasma membrane
(D) Both (B) and (C) (D) All of the above
(C) Cell wall
3. Which of the following elements 19. Microsomes are generally pro-
(D) All of the above duced from—
are essential for photolysis of
water ? 11. Carnauba wax is found in— (A) Golgi apparatus
(A) Ca and Cl (A) Prunus amygladus (B) Endoplasmic reticulum
(B) Brassica napus (C) Both (A) and (B)
(B) Mg and P
(D) None of the above
(C) Mn and Cl (C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) None of the above 20. Special proteins that help to un-
(D) Zn and Iodine wind DNA double helix in front of
12. Small dry one-seeded fruit deve- the replication fork, are called—
4. In an upright pyramid of biomass,
loping from superior monocarpe- (A) DNA ligase
the herbivores generally occupy
llary ovary with the pericarp
the position— (B) DNA topoisomerase
fused with seed coat is called—
(A) First (B) Second (C) DNA polymerase
(A) Caryopsis (B) Nut
(C) Third (D) Fourth (D) None of the above
(C) Cypsela (D) Achene
5. Fleshy adventitious roots are 21. In plants, bacteria and fungi, the
13. ‘Floridian starch’ is the reserve proton pump in cells creates a
found in— food material of— negative membrane potential by
(A) Onion and potato (A) Claviceps transporting which ion from the
(B) Turnip and wheat (B) Cyanobacteria cytoplasm to extracellular fluid ?
(C) Sweet potato and Dahlia (C) Volvox (A) Na + (B) Ca 2+
(C) K + (D) H+
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22. Enzymes which catalyse reac- 29. Greenhouse effect is chiefly due (C) Inorganic gases, nucleo-
tions involving electron transfer to— tides, nucleic acids, genes
are called— (A) NO2 (B) CO2 (D) Both (B) and (C)
(A) Ligases (C) CO (D) FeS 2 37. The unit to measure the distance
(B) Transferases 30. The bending of the stem tip in chromosome is—
(C) Hydrolases towards the unilateral light is (A) Nanometer
(D) Oxidoreductases because— (B) Cm
(A) Higher concentration of (C) Mm
23. The determination of climatic
auxin on the shaded side (D) Centimorgan
conditions of the geological past
by study of the fossils is called— (B) Gibberellins get destroyed 38. Which of the following structures
(C) Translocation of gibberellin of bacteria is associated with
(A) Sedimentology
cannot occur DNA transfer during sexual
(B) Palaeontology (D) Plant cannot synthesize reproduction ?
(C) Palaeoecology gibberellin (A) Sex pili
(D) None of the above 31. The term oenology is applied for (B) Capsule
the study of— (C) Mesosome
24. Enzymes with two sites are
called— (A) Drugs (B) Olefins (D) None of the above
(C) Fermentation (D) Wines 39. The chemical fertilizer required
(A) Conjugate
32. Which one of the following alter- for better rhizobial nitrogen fixa-
(B) Allosteric
natives represents the gameto- tion is—
(C) Holoenzyme phytic phase in Pinus ? (A) Ca (B) Na
(D) Apoenzyme (A) Zygote (C) K (D) P
25. Honey, that has a high concen- (B) Male and female cones 40. Which of the following is a free
tration of sugar, does not decay (C) Pinus plant living nitrogen-fixing organism ?
because— (D) Microspores and megas- (A) Rhizobium
(A) Bacteria in honey are totally (B) Thiobacillus
deprived of oxygen 33. Crossing-over is an exchange of (C) Nitrosomonas
(B) It contains natural antioxi- genetic material between—
(D) Azotobacter
dant that prevents bacterial (A) Non-sister chromatids of bi-
valent during meiosis-II 41. For each molecule of glucose
(B) Sister chromatids of a biva- respired, tricarboxylic acid cycle
(C) Bacteria do not survive in must rotate—
an active state in a solution lent during meiosis-I
(C) Non-sister chromatids of bi- (A) Five times
of high osmotic strength, as
water is drawn out from valent during meiosis-I (B) Three times
bacteria (D) Sister chromatids of biva- (C) Two times
(D) Honey is viscous lents during both meiosis-I (D) Six times as glucose is a 6-
and-II carbon compound
26. Which of the following is/are
grouped under archaebacteria ? 34. According to the ‘Unit membrane 42. Nitrogen base that pairs with
model’, the thickness of the cell adenine (A) in RNA is—
(A) Methanogenic bacteria
membrane is about—
(B) Extreme halophiles (A) Cytosine (C)
(A) 1 nm (B) 7·5 nm
(C) Thermoacidophiles (B) Uracil (U)
(C) 150 nm (D) 200 nm
(D) All of the above (C) Thymine (T)
35. In which of the following plants (D) Guanine (G)
27. During ATP synthesis electrons the amphivasal vascular bundles
pass through— are reported ? 43. Against which foreign organism
(A) Cytochrome (antigen), antibiotic is effective ?
(A) Salvia
(B) CO2 (A) Fungal infection
(B) Dracaena
(C) O2 (B) Virus
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) Phytochrome (C) Protozoan infection
(D) Mangifera
(D) Bacterial infection
28. Which of the following RNAs has 36. Which of these give a possible
the highest molecular weight ? sequence of organic chemicals 44. Aerenchyma is the characteristic
(A) m-RNA prior to the protocell ? of—
(B) r-RNA (A) Water, salts, protein, oxygen (A) All xerophytes
(C) t -RNA (B) Inorganic gases, amino (B) Lithophyte
(D) All have the same molecular acids, polypeptide, micro- (C) Sciophyte
weight sphere (D) Hydrophytes

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45. The points at which crossing-
over have taken place between
homologous chromosomes are
(A) Synaptonemal complex
(B) Centromere
(C) Chiasmata
(D) Protein axes
46. Who proposed the ‘copy choice’
theory of crossing over ?
(A) Morgan
(B) Bateson and Punnett
(C) Belling
(D) Schwanson
47. Directional selection favours—
(A) One extreme form over the
other extreme form and over
intermediate forms of a trait
(B) Both extreme forms of a trait
(C) Environmental differences
(D) Intermediate forms of a trait
48. Convulsive and hallucinogenic
ergotism are caused by—
(A) Fungus (B) Virus
(C) Bacterium (D) PPLO
49. The electron transport system is
sometimes called a cytochrome
system in—
(A) Mitochondria
(B) Chloroplasts
(C) Ribosomes
(D) Nucleus
50. ‘Corn smut’ disease is caused
(A) Mycoplasma (B) Bacteria
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In each of the following ques- 5. Assertion (A) : Ammeter is CHEMISTRY
tions, a statement of Assertion (A) always connected in parallel with
is given and a corresponding state- a branch in which the current is to 11. Assertion (A) : The energy of an
ment of Reason (R) is given just be measured. electron is mainly determined by
below it. Of the statements, mark the value of its principal quantum
Reason (R) : Voltmeter is con-
the correct answer as— number.
nected in series with the resis-
(A) If both A and R are true Reason (R) : The principal quan-
tance across which voltage drop
and R is the correct expla- tum number, n is a measure of
is to be measured.
nation of A the most probable distance of
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) finding the electron around the
(B) If both A and R are true but
R is not the correct expla- 6. Assertion (A) : An electron nucleus.
nation of A moves from rest from a point at (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
(C) If A is true but R is false which potential is 10V to another 12. Assertion (A) : — [ CH2—CH
(D) If both A and R are false point at which potential is 30V. (C6H5 —
] n is an important co-
(E) If A is false but R is true Its K.E. at the second point will polymer and it is also known as
be 3·2 × 10– 18 J. condensation polymer.
PHYSICS Reason (R) : Reason (R) : If a mixture of more
than one monomeric species is
1. Assertion (A) : The ratio Cp /Cv K. E. = W = e (V2 – V1)
allowed to polymerise, a co-
for a diatomic gas is more than = 1·6 × 10– 19 (30 – 10) polymer is formed.
that for a monoatomic gas. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
= 3·2 × 10– 18 J
Reason (R) : The molecules of a 13. Assertion (A) : Fluorine atom has
monoatomic gas have more (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
capacity to oxidise other elements
degrees of freedom than those of 7. Assertion (A) : If a conducting to their highest oxidation state.
a diatomic gas. medium is placed between two Reason (R) : Fluoride ion has a
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) charges, then the electrical force small size and on account of the
between them becomes zero. same, it is rather difficult to oxidise
2. Assertion (A) : When
fluoride ion to fluorine atom.
→ → → → Reason (R) : The dielectric cons-
| P + Q | = | P – Q |, tant for conductors is infinite. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
→ 14. Assertion (A) : There is only one
then P must be perpendicular to (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
→ atom per unit cell in a primitive
Q. 8. Assertion (A) : Polarising angle cubic unit cell of a crystal lattice.
Reason (R) : The relation will (ip) and critical angle ( c ) are Reason (R) : In a simple cubic
→ related as tan ip = cosec C. structure of a lattice, there are
hold even when Q is a null
vector. 1 eight corner atoms which are
Reason (R) : μ = = tan ip
sin C shared between eight units.
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
3. Assertion (A) : When two elec- 15. Assertion (A) : Phenoxide ion is
trons are brought close to each 9. Assertion (A) : Pascal’s law is
a stronger base as compared to
other, the electrical potential the working principle of a hydraulic
ethoxide ion.
energy increases. lift.
Reason (R) : Phenol is a stronger
Reason (R) : Work must be done Reason (R) : Thrust generated is acid in comparison of ethanol.
against electrical force of repul- equal to pressure × area. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
sion between them. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 16. Assertion (A) : At a freezing
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) point of a solvent, the solid and
10. Assertion (A) : A reversible en-
4. Assertion (A) : The value of liquid are in equilibrium and it is
gine working between 127°C and
Acceleration due to gravity at a possible only if they have same
227°C cannot have efficiency vapour pressure.
height h = R will be th of the more than 20%. Reason (R) : A solution will
value of g on the surface of earth. Reason (R) : Under ideal condi- freeze when its vapour pressure
tions equals the vapour pressure of
Reason (R) : It follows from
pure solid solvent and for this it is
g′ = g 1 – ( ) 2h
n = 1–
necessary to lower the tempera-
ture of the solution.
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

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17. Assertion (A) : A triester of Reason (R) : The all-or-none law 30. Assertion (A) : The hormone
glycerol with a higher fatty acid states that a muscle cell contracts aldosterone is secreted by adrenal
gives a solid mass having a maximally or not at all. cortex after the low sodium ion of
greasy touch on boiling with (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) the blood and this causes the
aqueous NaOH. kidneys to release renin.
24. Assertion (A) : Two pairs of
Reason (R) : Glycerol, a trihydric Reason (R) : The presence of
factors are located in two pairs of
alcohol, is formed when its triester renin leads to the formation of
homologous chromosomes in
is hydrolysed with aqueous angiotensin II, which causes the
dihybrid cross.
NaOH. adrenal cortex to release aldos-
Reason (R) : Two pairs of factors terone.
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) are present in each homologous
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
18. Assertion (A) : The detergent pair of chromosome.
molecules associated with highly (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) BOTANY
branched hydrocarbon chain as
25. Assertion (A) : In the dairy
tail are a source of water pollu- 31. Assertion (A) : There are two
industry, thermoduric bacteria are
tion. principal translocatory systems in
regarded as those which do not
Reason (R) : The hydrocarbon the vascular bundles of plants.
survive pasteurization.
side chain stops bacteria from Reason (R) : The xylem vessels
Reason (R) : Microorganisms of
attacking and breaking the are lignified, thick-walled dead
this category are not extremely
chains. cells, whereas the tube cells are
troublesome from the stand point
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) thin-walled and living cells.
of producing raw milk.
19. Assertion (A) : The equivalent (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
mass of nitrogen (N2) in the reac- 32. Assertion (A) : Intercellular
26. Assertion (A) : Arousal is general
tion, N2 → NH3 will be 28/3. spaces usually are found among
causal factor invoked to account
Reason (R) : The oxidation num- meristematic cells.
for the fact that animals a variably
ber of nitrogen atom changes from alert and responsive to potential Reason (R) : In meristematic
0 to – 3. stimuli. cells, the cells may be rounded—
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) or polygonal in shape.
Reason (R) : Physiological pro-
20. Assertion (A) : 2-acetoxy ben- cesses which facilitate certain (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
zoic acid is a most commonly behaviours, include hormone 33. Assertion (A) : Horsetails resem-
used tranquilizer. release and endogenous ble horse’s tails.
Reason (R) : Tranquilizers form rhythms. Both may then be said
Reason (R) : A rhizome produces
an important category of the to be arousal mechanism or to
aerial stems that stand about 1 to
psychotherapeutic drugs. affect motivation.
1·5 metres.
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
27. Assertion (A) : Plasmids are 34. Assertion (A) : The innermost
ZOOLOGY extra-chromosomal single- distinct layer of cortex is termed
stranded DNA. as endodermis.
21. Assertion (A) : The nature of the
skeleton is an important charac- Reason (R) : Only eukaryotic Reason (R) : The cells of endo-
teristic in sponge taxonomy. multicellular cells possess plas- dermis are non-living and charac-
mids. terised by the presence of
Reason (R) : Sponges are sup-
ported by a skeleton that may (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) casparian strips.
consist of microscopic needle-like 28. Assertion (A) : Infection of AIDS (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
spikes called spicules, which take destroys body’s capacity to fight
on a variety of shapes. 35. Assertion (A) : Germination in
foreign agents of infections. jack-fruit is hypogynous type.
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Reason (R) : The HIV virus Reason (R) : When the epicotyl
22. Assertion (A) : Cartilage (protein infects and eventually kills helper grows first only the plumule is
matrix) and bone (calcium matrix) T-cells of the body’s immune pushed out of the soil while the
are rigid connective tissue. system. cotyledonary node and all other
Reason (R) : Blood is connective (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) parts remain under the soil. This
tissue in which plasma is the is hypogeal germination.
29. Assertion (A) : Evolution by
matrix. natural selection does not require (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) variation. 36. Assertion (A) : Stomata usually
23. Assertion (A) : A threshold Reason (R) : Because many of open in the light and close in
stimulus is the minimum stimulus the differences are heritable darkness.
needed to stimulate a muscle cell genetic differences. Reason (R) : Light affects trans-
to contract. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) piration because it is directly

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involved in opening and closing 38. Assertion (A) : The sieve tube Reason (R) : Hydrogen ion gra-
of stomata. elements of phloem are not dient are not established across
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) arranged end to end. the membrane.
Reason (R) : Each element is (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
37. Assertion (A) : In mycorrhizae,
the fungal tissue which surround joined to the next by a sieve 40. Assertion (A) : All the various
the plant root is known as fungal plate. genes of a population make up its
sheath. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) gene pool.
Reason (R) : The Hardy-
Reason (R) : Fungi usually have 39. Assertion (A) : Energy for ATP Weinberg equilibrium is a cons-
chitin-containing cell walls. synthesis is not derived from a tancy of gene pool.
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) hydrogen ion gradient. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)


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temperatures T1 and T2 is shown in the figure. The
Physics temperature T 2 is greater than T1.

1. When a silicon semiconductor is doped with a boron T2

atom, it behaves as P-type semiconductor. ↑ T1
—T/F Ia
2. The difference between the length of a certain brass
rod and that of a steel rod is claimed to be constant at
all temperatures. Va ⎯→
3. By applying magnetic field γ-rays can be deviated. 15. Green glass when heated to high temperature emits
—T/F red light.
4. The efficiency of a Carnot engine is given by —T/F

η = 1–
Q1 ) ( )
= 1–
T1 Chemistry
16. The decreasing order of electron affinity of F, Cl, Br is
5. If an ideal gas expands adiabatically, it does positive
F > Cl > Br
work and its internal energy decreases.
17. Squashes are ‘stored in bottles after adding’ sodium
6. The root mean square speeds of the molecules of metabisulphite.
different ideal gases, maintained at the same
temperature are the same. —T/F

—T/F 18. Photobromination of 2-methyl propane gives a

mixture of 1-bromo-2-methyl propane and 2-bromo-2-
7. Sun radiation is warm because it contains ultraviolet methyl propane in the ratio 9 : 1.
19. Ferrous sulphate (FeSO4.7 H2O) is known as blue
8. Two rods A and B are of equal length. Each rod has vitriol or Mohr’s salt.
its ends at temperature T1 and T2. Then rate of flow
of heat through the rods A and B is equal. —T/F

—T/F 20. The tendency of catenation is much higher in case of

carbon than silicon.
9. Kinetic energy of photoelectrons emitted from any
surface varies linearly with the frequency of the light —T/F
incident on the surface. 21. The green colour of chromic hydroxide becomes
—T/F yellow on reacting with NaOH in presence of H2O2.
10. The focal length of a lens is the same for lights of all —T/F
colours. 22. The enol form of CH 3COCH2COCH3 is stabilized
—T/F through intramolecular hydrogen bonding.
11. When electric current flows through a metallic wire, —T/F
electric charge flows through the wire at a speed of 23. Homologues can never be isomeric.
the order of a few millimeters per second. —T/F
—T/F 24. The formula of deep red gas formed on warming
12. A converging lens in one medium can be diverging in potassium dichromate with KCl in conc. H2SO4 is
another medium. H2Cr2O7.HCl.
—T/F —T/F
13. Emission of β-particle from a radioactive atom 25. Formic acid is weaker acid as compared to acetic
changes its atomic number. acid.
—T/F —T/F
14. For a diode the variation of its anode current (Ia) with 26. The major role of fluorspar (CaF2) which is added in
the anode voltage (Va) at two different cathode small quantities in electrolytic reduction of alumina

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dissolved in fused cryolite is to lower the temperature 43. Tissue membranes include serous (closed cavities),
of the melt. mucous (open passage ways), cutaneous (body sur-
—T/F face) and synovial (joint cavities) membranes.
27. F—F bond is less stronger than Cl—Cl bond. —T/F
—T/F 44. Epitope is an antibody determinant.
28. Caesium (Cs) is an important material used in solar —T/F
cells. 45. First-degree burns are limited to the epidermis and
—T/F second-degree burns injure the epidermis, dermis
29. Carbon atom in – CHO group is sp3 hybridised. and penetrate to the hypodermis and below.
—T/F —T/F
30. The aqueous solution ferric ion (Fe(aq) ) is fairly basic
because it acts as a source of hydroxide ions (OH –). Botany
46. In the year 1928-29 the Dutch plant physiologist Went
finally proved the existence of a chemical transmitter.
Zoology —T/F
47. ‘Lock and Key’ hypothesis can be misleading when
31. The hippocampus of human brain consolidates short-
applied to the question of enzymatic catalysis.
term memories into long-term memories.
48. A mycorrhiza is a mutualistic association between
32. The parathyroid glands release parathyroid hormone
green algae and fungi.
which decreases calcium levels in blood.
49. Eolian landforms are topographic features generated
33. Encephalins and endorphins are natural painkillers.
by the wind.
34. Genetic drift is random change in the gene pool of
50. The fruit of cereals is mostly referred to as caryopsis.
small populations resulting from death, migration, or
51. The family of Leguminosae is divided into three sub-
—T/F families on the basis of calyx and gynoecium
35. Genes coding for proteins are regulatory genes, and arrangements.
genes controlling regulatory genes are structural —T/F
genes. 52. The point of contact where crossing over occurs is
—T/F called a chiasma.
36. Individuals affected by Klinefelter's syndrome are —T/F
males only. 53. Ca and Mg are microelements because they are
—T/F required only in extreme small quantities by plants.
37. Polygenic inheritance occurs when several separate
54. A cover providing protection to root cap is called
genes control a single phenotypic trait.
—T/F —T/F
38. Human karyotype can be best prepared at metaphase 55. Chemiosmotic theory does not provide the intellectual
stage of cell division. framework for understanding many biological energy
—T/F transductions.
39. The phenotype includes traits which can be obser- —T/F
ved, measured, or analyzed. The genotype includes 56. In eukaryotes nucleus stores genetic information.
the genes for the traits of the phenotype. —T/F
—T/F 57. Germplasm protection at a very low temperature is
known as cryopreservation.
40. Prosmian is a group of primates that includes apes
and humans. —T/F
58. A normal human karyotype shows 22 pairs of
autosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes.
41. Connective tissues bind organs together, support and —T/F
insulate the body, and store energy. 59. The plasma membrane is followed by the colloidal
—T/F fluid of called endoplasm.
42. A conserved DNA sequence of 180 base pairs —T/F
encodes a protein domain in many proteins. 60. The lytic cycle is not divided into any stages.
—T/F —T/F

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Physics charge is called ‘Mechanical force or Q. Why God has gifted us two
Electrostatic pressure’. eyes instead of one ?
Q. Why does the glow of lamps σ2
☞ Our right eye sees more of the
dF 1
becomes weaker when a heavy- = = ε . E2 right side of the object and the left eye
d S 2ε0 2 0
current appliance is switched on in sees more of the left side of the
the house ? Q. Why don’t we consider the object. The impressions gathered by
☞ The connection of heavy drift velocity of positive ions ? the two eyes fuse into one impression
current appliance decreases the total ☞ The positive ions in a conduc- in the brain. So, we have a proper
resistance of the system in the room tor also experience a force in the pre- idea of the solidity of the object being
as it is connected is parallel. Hence sence of an electric field. Since the viewed. Moreover, the two eyes help
current increases, thereby increasing positive ions are heavy and tightly us to properly estimate the distance of
the voltage drop across the lines and bound in the metal they are hardly the object.
hence p.d. of line decreases. able to move making the drift velocity Q. Why the light of a motor car
of the positive ions negligibly small. becomes slightly dim when the car
Q. What is ‘Thomson effect’ ?
Q. What are polycrystals ? is started ?
☞ The absorption or evolution of ☞ Initially, the starter draws a
☞ A polycrystals is an aggregate
heat along the length of a conductor high current from the battery. This
of monocrystals joined together. A
when current is passed through it causes a large voltage drop across
monocrystal is very small and its
whose one end is hot and the other is the internal resistance of the battery.
features cannot be seen with the
cold is known as ‘Thomson effect’. Consequently, the potential difference
naked eye. across the terminals of the battery is
Thomson effect for lead is zero and it
is positive for the metals below lead Q. What is the nature of force reduced, thereby making lights dim.
and negative for metals above lead in between two parallel current-carry- Q. A plane glass plate is con-
Seebeck series. The amount of heat ing conductors ? structed by combining a plano-
energy absorbed or evolved per ☞ When the currents in the wires convex lens and a plano-concave
are in the same direction, the forces lens of different materials as shown
second between two points of a con-
between them are attractive. in figure. Will it act as a lens ? If so
ductor having a unit temperature what will be its focal length and
If the current are in opposite
difference when a unit current is nature ?
directions, the two wires repel each
passed is known as Thomson coeffi-
cient for the material of the conductor.
other. Force per unit length of the ☞ As μC and μD are refractive
wires is given by indices of convergent and divergent
This is denoted by σ.
F μ0I 1I 2 lens respectively and R the radius of
Heat energy evolved or absorbed = curvature of common interface, by
σ = (Charge flowing) (Temp. difference) l 2πa
lens makers formula
Q. What is the principle of μD
spin-dry cycle in an automatic
washing machine ?
☞ In spin-dry cycle, the wet cloth
is made to revolve rapidly about an
axis and the water particles fly-off the
cloth tangentially. This causes quick
Q. What is ‘Photon flux’ ?
☞ The number of photons cross-
Q. A metal sphere is held fixed
on a smooth horizontal insulated
= (μC – 1) [ 1

∞ –R
(μC – 1)
ing unit area normally per sec is plate and another metal sphere is = …(1)
placed some distance away. If the R
called photon-flux and is given by

Photon flux =
fixed sphere is given a charge, how
will the other sphere react ?
= (μD – 1) [ 1

–R ∞
☞ When the fixed sphere is given – (μ D – 1)
I = …(2)
= a charge, it induces opposite charge R
on the nearer end of the other sphere Now as the lenses are in contact
Q. What is ‘Electrostatic pres- and similar charge on its further end. 1 1 1
sure’ ? = +
The net force is attractive in nature. F fC fD
☞ Force per unit area on the So, the free sphere will be accelerated (μC – μD)
surface of a conductor due to its own towards the fixed sphere. =

C.S.V. / September / 2009 / 909

R ☞ The stoichiometric com- Q. Why carbon disulphide
i.e., F =
(μC – μD) pounds, where the number of diffe- (CS2) is stored in dark coloured
rent types of atoms or ions are pre- bottles ?
As μC ≠ μD, the system will act as
a lens. The system will behave as
sent exactly in the ratio indicated by ☞ CS2 is a colourless liquid, b.p.
their chemical formula are called 46°C. It has a very low flash point
convergent lens if μC > μD (as its focal
Daltonide compounds. The non-
length will be positive) and as diver- (30°C). Sunlight changes CS2 to CS
stoichiometric compounds where the
gent lens if μC < μD (as F will be nega- chemical composition of a compound
and that is why it is stored in dark
tive). coloured bottles. CS is, unlike CO
is variable or not constant, are known
Q. Why is the element of a very reactive even at the liquid air
as Bertholide compound.
heater very hot while the wires temperature.
Q. What is isoelectronic princi-
carrying the same current are not ? ple ? Q. What are the uses of soluble
Explain. glass ?
☞ Isoelectronic species are
☞ As element of heater is in ☞ Sodium or potassium silicates
those which have same number of
series with the current carrying wires, [Na4SiO4, (Na2SiO3)n etc.] are called
electrons. Such species have similar
current is same for both. Now as : soluble silicates as these are soluble
structure. This may be extended
P = I 2R to species with the same number in water. They are used in liquid
i.e., P ∝ R [as I is same] of valence electrons. Thus BF4–, detergents to keep the pH high, so
and as R H >> R W , PH >> PW i.e., CH4, NH4+ are all tetrahedral, CO32–, that grease and fat can be dissolved
heater will dissipate more power than NO3– and SO3 are all planar tri- by forming a soap. Sodium silicate is
wires and so will be much hotter. angular and CO2, N 3– and NO2+ are also used as an adhesive, in
Q. Two identical co-axial circu- all linear. asbestos roof tiles, in fireproof paint
lar loops carry equal currents circu- and putty and in making silica gel.
Q. Why a catalyst is generally
lating in the same direction. What needed when an organic com- Q. Which salts are responsible
will happen to the current in each pound is reduced with hydrogen ? for blue baby syndrome ?
loop if the loop’s approach each ☞ The lack of reactivity of hydro- ☞ There is a grave and growing
other. gen is related to the strength of H—H concern that nitrates are harmful in
☞ As the field at an axial point bond. An essential step in H2 reacting drinking water. They cause a disease
due to a current carrying coil is given with another compound is breaking of in babies called methaemoglobinae-
by H—H bond to produce atoms of mia, which reduces the amount of
μ0 2πNIR2 hydrogen. This requires 435·9 kJ oxygen in the baby’s blood. In
B = 2 2 3/2
4π (R + x ) mol – 1, and there is high activation extreme forms this causes the blue
So the coil approach each other the energy to such reactions. Hence most baby syndrome. There is also con-
flux linked with each coil increases. of reactions of hydrogen involve cern that nitrates could be linked with
So in accordance with Lenz’s law a heterogeneous catalysis where cata- stomach cancer.
lyst first react with H2 and either
current will be induced in each coil Q. trans-2-butene is more sta-
which will try to decrease the flux, i.e., breaks or weakens the H—H bond ble than cis-2-butene which in turn
the induced current in each coils will and thus lowers the activation energy. is more stable than 1-butene,
be opposite to initial current. So, the Q. What is inorganic benzene ? why ?
current in each coil will decrease as ☞ Borazine, B3N3H6 is called ☞ This order of stability can be
the coil approach each other. inorganic benzene because its explained in terms of steric effect
X structure shows some formal similari- and hyperconjugation . In 1-butene
ties with benzene, with delocalized (CH3—CH2CH == CH2) the steric
I I electrons and aromatic nature. The repulsion is practically absent. In
physical properties are also almost 2-butenes, the two methyl groups
similar. Borazine is comparatively CH3 CH3
C1 C2
more reactive than benzene and in cis-isomer C——C
(A) addition reactions occur quite readily H H
Y B3N3H6 + 3 HCl → B3N3H9Cl3 being closer together than in trans-
I' I'
| | isomer C——C expe-
– H CH3
+ +
C1 C2 N —H N —H rience greater repulsion and conse-
H —N H —N
(B) | | ←→ | || quently the cis-form is under greater
H —B B—H H —B– B—H strain than trans form. The steric
+ –
Chemistry N N effect destabilises a molecule. This
| | trans -2-butene is more stable than
Q. What is the difference bet- H H cis-2-butene.
ween Daltonide and Bertholide 1444444424444443 On the other hand hyperconjuga-
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smallest in 1-butene but much larger detergents are more easily biode- Q. What is Mosaic Evolution ?
in 2-butenes. Since hyperconjugation graded and pollution is prevented. ☞ A species might be thought of
has greater stabilising effect than Q. Which inorganic com- a mosaic of different molecules and
steric destabilising effect, 1-butene is pounds of sulphur are used as structures that have evolved at diffe-
the least stable. The order of stability antioxidants in food preservation ? rent rates. Some molecules or struc-
is as : ☞ The compounds which retards tures are conserved in evolution,
trans-2-butene > cis-2-butene the action of oxygen on food are gene- while others change more rapidly.
> 1-butene rally known as antioxidants. They also The basic design of a bird provides a
Q. How is the partial pressure reduce the formation of free radicals. simple example. All birds are easily
of a gas in a mixture of two gases Sulphur dioxide and sulphite are use- recognizable as because of highly
is related with mole-fraction ? ful antioxidants for wines, bears, sugar conserved structures, such as fea-
☞ If P(N2) is the partial pressure syrups and cut peeled or dried fruits thers, bills and a certain body form.
of N 2 in a mixture of N2 and SO2, then and vegetables. Particular parts of birds, however, are
Q. Who did open the door to a less conservative and have a higher
P(N2) = n(N2) . wonderful natural healer ? rate of change. Wings have been
☞ Alexander Fleming did modified for hovering, soaring and
(n(N2) = No. of moles of N 2) swimming. Similarly, legs have been
pioneering work in bacteriology. He
RT modified for wading, swimming and
Pmixture = (n(N2) + n(SO2)) . discovered natural bodily secretions,
V perching. These are examples of
which could combat harmful microbes.
Dividing we get mosaic evolution.
He discovered a chemical substance,
PN2 n(N2) called penicillin which could destroy Q. What is muscle sliding fila-
= =χ ment model ?
Pmixture n(N2) + n(SO2) (N2) certain microbes in the body. Thus
Fleming opened the door to a wonder- ☞ When a striped muscle con-
(χ(N2) = mole fraction of N 2)
ful natural healer. In 1945, he tracts, the filament (which do not
or P(N2) = χ(N2) × Pmixture received Nobel prize for discovery of change length) slide past each other.
Thus partial pressure of N2 in the penicillin. In each sarcomere, the many globular
given mixture is the product of its mole myosin heads which project laterally
Q. What is the adrenaline ?
fraction and total pressure of mixture. along each end of the heavy myosin
☞ It is a hormone having follow- filament attach to the actin filament
Q. What is the difference ing structure : and change conformation. The myo-
between isolated and closed
OH sin pulls at the actin filaments adja-
systems ? | cent to it. The myosin heads have
☞ A system is said to be isolated HO C— H been energetically charged, adopting
if it cannot exchange matter and |
HO a conformation in which they can bind
energy with surroundings. However, CH2NHCH 3
to actin. This binding elicits the con-
there is no perfectly isolated system, This hormone is released into the formational change that provides the
but a system which is thermally well blood stream when an animal senses force for filament sliding and exposes
insulated is said to be isolated. For danger. It causes an increase in blood an ATP-binding site. ATP binding
example coffee in a stoppered pressure and a widening of passages causes an allosteric (shape) change
thermos flask is isolated system. of the lungs. All these effects prepare that promotes detachment of the
A system is said to be closed if it the animal to fight or to flee. head from actin. Dephosphorylation
can exchange energy (heat or work) of ATP provides the energy to re-
but not the matter. Coffee in a closed Zoology establish the actin binding; thus the
steel vessel is an example of closed process is repeated many times
system because energy can be Q. How bone grows ? (each using on ATP molecule) and
gained or lost through steel walls but ☞ Bones elongate by apposi- the myosin pulls along the actin fila-
not the matter. ment in a ratchet fashion. Since the
tional growth at the epiphyseal plates
Q. Why do detergent molecules under hormonal control (e.g., growth ends of each myosin filament pull in
having branched chain hydro- hormone). New cartilage cells are opposite directions, towards the
carbon tail cause pollution ? generated on the epiphyseal side of sarcomere centre, the myosin pulls
☞ The detergent molecules asso- the plate and the older cartilage cells the two actin regions closer and with
ciated with branched hydrocarbon tail are destroyed and replaced by bone them the Z lines, thus whole muscle
are a source of pollution. The hydro- on the shaft side of the plate (thus contracts.
carbon side chain stops bacteria from plate has a constant thickness but the Q. What is Food Chain and
attacking and breaking the chains. length of the shaft increases). Growth Food Web ?
This results in low degradation of in diameter occurs when osteoblasts ☞ All trophic levels in an eco-
detergent molecules leading to their from the periosteum add new bone to system are connected by transfer of
accummulation. These days the the outer surface of the bone while food or energy. The transfer of energy
amount of branching is kept to a mini- osteoclasts erode bone material from one trophic level (e.g., producers)
mum. Unbranched chains are more inside the shaft and so enlarge the to the next trophic level (e.g., con-
prone to attack by bacteria so the marrow cavity. sumers) is called food chain. Two

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types of food chains can be distin- Botany Q. What do you mean by
guished in all ecosystems, grazing coralline algae ? What are their
food chain and detritus food chain. Q. What do you mean by proto- important characteristics ?
Grazing food chain extends from pro- gyny ? ☞ Coralline algae, comprising
ducers through herbivores to carni- about 40 genera and 500 species, are
vores. Cattle grazing in grasslands,
☞ Protogyny is a condition in
hermaphrodite or dioecious animals exclusively marine, although some
deer browsing in forest, and insects species can tolerate a reduction in
feeding on crops and trees, are most and plants in which the female repro-
ductive structures mature before the salinity to 13 parts per thousand.
common biotic constituents of the Some species thrive only where light
grazing food chain detritus food chain male structures. It is of rare occur-
rence. Botanically, protogyny occurs is intense, as at the crest of a coral
begins with dead organic matter and reef, while others grow only in shaded
passes through detritus-feeding orga- in some plant species in which the
female part stigma develops, withers habitats or in deep water.
nisms in soil to organisms feeder on Coralline algae are ecologically
detritus-feeders. A much larger frac- and dies before male part anthers
mature. important. They are divisible into two
tion of energy flows through the groups on the basis of the presence or
detritus food chain. Different food Q. What do you mean by pri- absence of uncalcified, moderately
chains are often interconnected, e.g., mary vascular system of plant ? flexible joints (genicula) between calci-
a specific herbivore of one food chain ☞ The arrangement of conduct- fied segments (intergenicula). The
may serve as food of carnivores of ecosystem in which coralline algae
ing elements which serve for two-way are most important is the coral reef,
several other food chains. Such inter-
transportation of substances between where they are primary producers,
connected matrix of food chains is
different parts of a plant is known as adding carbon to the ecosystem,
called food web.
primary vascular system. The con- adding new material to the reefs, and
Q. What is Mimicry ? cementing together other calcareous
ducting elements are of two principal
☞ Two species resemble each organisms. They have been arranged
types : xylem and phloem. in similar activities through the millen-
other closely, one species is called the
mimic, is palatable to its predators, Xylem is mainly responsible for nia with modern genera recognizable
but resembles another species, called the conduction of water together with in limestones at least as old as 150
dissolved inorganic substances up- million years. The most simple non-
the model, which is distasteful to the
articulated coralline algae are indivi-
predator. In Batesian mimicry, the ward from the roots to the other dual crusts of varying extent and thick-
mimic is defenseless, but has antipre- organs. Phloem is mainly responsible ness (20 cm thick). Most species
datory marks like the model which has for the conduction of food materials require constant emersion.
a defense against predators; hence, (assimilates), a flow which may take Q. What is sewage disposal ?
the mimic is able to protect itself from place in either direction. In the shoot ☞ Sewage is the waste water
the attack of the predator. Similarly, reaching the sewer after use; hence it
region of the plant, xylem and phloem
the monarch butterfly (containing is related in quantity and in flow fluc-
are usually associated into vascular tuation to water use. The discharge of
poison, toxic to predator) is mimicked
by the viceroy butterfly (containing no bundles. In the root, however, they waste waters into surface-water or
poison). Mullerian mimicry is the usually alternate with one another on ground water courses, which consti-
process when the mimic shares the different radii. tute the natural drainage of an area
is known as sewage disposal.
same defensive mechanism as the Q. What do you mean by meri-
Most waste waters contain offen-
model. stems based on plane of division ?
sive and potentially dangerous subs-
Q. What is called the throne of ☞ Meristematic tissue, com- tances, which can use pollution and
Immunity ? monly called meristem, is composed contamination of the receiving water
☞ Thymus gland plays a key role of cells which are immature, not fully bodies. Contamination is defined as
in immunity and is also called ‘the differentiated ones, and which pos- the impairment of water quality to a
throne of immunity’ or training school sess the power of cell division. degree that create a hazard to public
of T-lymphocytes. Hormones pro- Meristems on the basis of planes health. Pollution refers to the adverse
duced by the thymus gland is called of divisions are of three types : mass effects on water quality that interfere
thymosin. Thymosin released in the meristem, rib meristem and plate with its proper and beneficial use. The
blood stream has a stimulating effect meristem. principal sources of pollution are
on the entire immune system. It pro- Mass meristem grows by divid- domestic sewage and industrial
motes proliferation and maturation of ing in all planes, so that the bodies wastes.
T-lymphocytes. If one gets severe formed are either isodiametric or The water-quality criteria deal
dose of radiation, enough to knock out have no definite shape. The rib meri- with the physio-chemical and biologi-
immune system, thymosin might be stem divides anticlinally to the long cal parameters of pollution. The most
life-saver, stimulating the spleen and axis and gives rise to the longitudinal common standards are concerned
other organs that had shut down to files or rows of cells. The plate meri- with physical appearance, odour pro-
get back into production. Thymosin stem divides chiefly anticlinally into duction, dissolved-oxygen concentra-
production decreases with advancing two planes, so that new cells are tion, pathogenic contamination, and
age and entirely ceases by about 50 formed out number of layers does not potentially toxic or harmful chemicals.
years. increase. ●●●

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1. Which of the following Article of (C) Uttar Pradesh 17. The first weekly Bengali news-
Indian Constitution propounds (D) Tamil Nadu paper ‘Samachar Darpan’ was
Equality before Law ? published by—
11. The maximum number of mem- (A) Harish Chandra Mukherjee
(A) Article 15 (B) Article 13
bers that the Legislative Assem- (B) Dinabandhu Mitra
(C) Article 14 (D) Article 12
bly of a State in India can have, (C) Marshman
2. Which of the Articles of the is— (D) Vidyasagar
Constitution of India enshrines (A) 400 (B) 450
protection against arrest and 18. Where is the headquarters of
(C) 500 (D) 550 Asian Development Bank situ-
detention in certain cases ?
(A) Article 22 (B) Article 23 12. Bank rate is the rate at which the ated at ?
(C) Article 25 (D) Article 26 Reserve Bank of India provides (A) Jakarta (B) Manila
loans to— (C) Singapore (D) Bangkok
3. Ozone layer lies in—
(A) Public Sector Undertakings 19. Who was responsible for the
(A) Mesosphere
(B) Scheduled Commercial introduction of the Vernacular
(B) Stratosphere
Banks Press Act of 1878 ?
(C) Exosphere
(C) Private Corporate Sector (A) Lord Mayo
(D) None of the above
(D) Non-Banking Financial Insti- (B) Lord Lytton
4. Which Article of Indian Consti- tutions (C) Lord Rippon
tution says that “no tax shall be (D) Lord Curzon
levied or collected except by 13. Who of the following founded the
authority of law” ? East India Association ? 20. Gandhiji started Civil Disobe-
(A) C. R. Das dience Movement in—
(A) Article 265 (B) Article 266
(A) 1930 (B) 1931
(C) Article 268 (D) Article 270 (B) Dadabhai Noroji
(C) 1933 (D) 1942
5. Chemically Vitamin C is— (C) Devendra Nath Tagore
21. As per 2001 census of India, the
(A) Riboflavin (B) Thiamin (D) V. D. Savarkar
total number of million cities in
(C) Ascorbic acid (D) Niacin 14. Tipu Sultan died fighting the the country is—
6. Which of the following vitamins is English forces under— (A) 25 (B) 30
not fat-soluble ? (A) Lord Cornwallis (C) 35 (D) 40
(A) Vitamin A (B) Vitamin C (B) Lord Wellesley 22. The country with the largest of
(C) Vitamin D (D) Vitamin E (C) Lord Dalhousie petroleum reserves in the world
7. The poem ‘Pagri Sambhal O (D) Lord Hastings is—
Jatta’ which infused patriotic (A) Iran (B) Iraq
fervour in Punjab during freedom 15. The battle of Wandiwash was
(C) Saudi Arabia (D) Russia
struggle was written by— fought between—
(A) Marathas and Portuguese 23. The three leading petroleum pro-
(A) Banke Dayal ducing countries in correct
(B) Lala Lajpat Roy (B) The English and the French
descending order are—
(C) Sardar Ajit Singh (C) The English and the Por- (A) Saudi Arabia, U.S.A. and
(D) Ghulam Kader tuguese Russia
8. ‘India’s First War of Indepen- (D) The Marathas and the (B) U.S.A., Saudi Arabia and
dence’ is the book written by— English Iran
(A) Bhupendranath Dutt 16. Golden Quadrilateral Project is— (C) Saudi Arabia, U.S.A. and
(B) Ganesh Savarkar (A) Conversion of meter gauge
(D) U.S.A., Saudi Arabia and
(C) Vinayak Damodar Savarkar into broad gauge
(D) Lala Hardayal (B) Construction of four lane
highways joining four metro- 24. The largest producer of silver in
9. The Gadar Party was set up in— the world is—
polis of India
(A) 1913 (B) 1915 (A) Canada (B) Mexico
(C) Joining of four important
(C) 1914 (D) 1912 (C) U.S.A. (D) Australia
rivers of North India and
10. Kaiga Atomic Power Plant is South-India 25. The largest exporter of fish in the
situated in— (D) Joining of four important world is—
(A) Karnataka cities of India with air trans- (A) Norway (B) U.K.
(B) Maharashtra port (C) Canada (D) Japan

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26. Which one of the following States 36. How many departments are there
has the highest percentage of in the Ministry of Home Affairs ?
Scheduled Caste population ? (A) 6 (B) 7
(A) Tamil Nadu (C) 5 (D) 4
(B) Punjab
37. In India the smallest million city
(C) Rajasthan
(D) West Bengal
(A) Allahabad (B) Amritsar
27. The Indian National Congress
(C) Faridabad (D) Rajkot
was founded by—
(A) Lala Lajpat Roy 38. National Authority Chemical
(B) Lord Dufferin Weapons Convention (CWC) has
(C) Lord Ripon been set up under the adminis-
(D) Allen Octavian Hume trative control of—
28. Annie Besant arrived in India in— (A) Prime Minister’s Office
(A) 1893 (B) 1895 (B) Cabinet Secretariat
(C) 1890 (D) 1904 (C) Central Secretariat
29. In which state are the Mahadeo (D) Home Ministry
hills located ?
(A) Bihar 39. According to 2001 census, the
least urbanised State of India is—
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh (A) Assam
(D) Chhattisgarh (B) Bihar
30. From economic point of view the (C) Himachal Pradesh
most important rocks of India (D) Sikkim
40. In which one of the following
(A) Dharwar (B) Gondwana
crops does Madhya Pradesh
(C) Vindhyan (D) Cuddappah
stand first in India in area and
31. To which of the following did production ?
Aurangzeb give title Deen (A) Cotton (B) Millet
Panah ?
(C) Sugarcane (D) Soyabean
(A) Mohammad Azam
(B) Azam
(C) Kam Bakhash
(D) None of the above
32. Nadir Shah invaded India in—
(A) 1740 (B) 1739
(C) 1745 (D) 1746
33. During which of the following
Mughal Emperor’s rule was the
third battle of Panipat fought ?
(A) Alamgir II
(B) Bahadur Shah II
(C) Akbar Shah II
(D) Shah Alam II
34. During 1707 to 1759, in a span of
just five decades how many
Mughal Emperors had ascended
the throne ?
(A) Eight (B) Nine
(C) Seven (D) Six
35. The Atmiya Sabha was founded
(A) Swami Vivekanand
(B) Raja Rammohan Roy
(C) Swami Dayanand
(D) Ramakrishna Paramhansa ●●●

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1. What is the order of energy of (C) (A) is true but (R) is wrong 11. The effect of temperature among
the X-ray photon ? (D) (A) is wrong but (R) is right various bacteria is best under-
(A) 1 keV (B) 10 keV stood by considering its effect
5. A wave is represented by on—
(C) 100 keV (D) 1 MeV
2. Three uncharged capacitors of
capacitances C 1, C 2 and C3 are
y = 0·4 cos ( )
8t –
(A) Cell wall
(C) Ribosome
(B) Enzymes
(D) Lysosome
where x and y are in metres and
connected as shown in figure to
t in seconds. The frequency of 12. Which of the following is/are
one-another and to points A, B
the wave is— mounting medium (media) for
and D at potentials VA , VB and
4 8 slide preparation in botany
V D . Then the potential at O will (A) sec –1 (B) sec –1
be— π π anatomy ?
π π
A (C) sec –1 (D) sec –1 (A) Glycerine 10%
4 8
(B) Glycerine jelly
6. The rate expression for a
C1 (C) Both (A) and (B)
gaseous reaction
2A + B → C, is the rate = k [A]2 (D) None of the above
C2 13. The chlorophycean characteris-
C3 when the volume of container is
tics include—
suddenly reduced to th, rate of (A) Presence of chlorophyll
reaction will increase— within chloroplasts
VA + VB + VC (A) 32 times (B) 8 times (B) Pyrenoids present within
C1 + C 2 + C 3 (C) 4 times (D) 16 times chloroplasts
VA C1 + VBC2 + VDC3 (C) Photosynthetic food product
(B) 7. Which of the following is
C1 + C 2 + C 3 is starch
commonly known as ‘oil of
VA VB + VBVD + VDVA vitriol’ ?
(C) (D) All of the above
C1 + C 2 + C 3 (A) H2S2O7 (B) H2SO4
VA VB VD 14. The characteristic by which a
(D) (C) H2S2O6 (D) H2S2O3Mg
C1C2 + C2C3 + C3C1 gene is made able to yield a
8. Allylcyanide contains σ and π phenotypic character is called—
3. Two bodies are projected up-
bonds— (A) Gene library
wards with same initial velocity of
98 ms–1 after an interval of 4 sec. (A) 3σ and 4π bonds (B) Gene expression
At what time after the launch of (B) 5σ and 7π bonds (C) Gene manipulation
first body will they meet ?
(C) 9σ and 3π bonds (D) Gene pool
(A) 12 sec (B) 14 sec
(C) 15 sec (D) 10 sec (D) 9σ and 9π bonds 15. Investigators perform a dihybrid
9. The fact about digitoxose is/are— cross between two hetero-
4. Assertion (A) : If
(A) Its formula is C6H12O4 zygotes and get about a 3 : 1
→ → → ratio among the offspring. The
A + B + C = 0, (B) The 2-deoxy sugar present
reason must be due to—
→ → → → → → in several of the cardiac
then A × B = B × C = C × A glycosides of digitalis (A) Linked genes
Reason (R) : The vector sum of (C) Its formula is C3H8O3 (B) Epistatic genes
three vectors can never be zero. (D) Both (A) and (B) (C) Pleiotrophic genes
Choose the correct answer from
10. Isomers differing in their con- (D) Polygenes
the following—
figuration at a chiral atom are
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct termed as— 16. Fishes have—
and (R) is the correct expla- (A) Vertebrae
(A) Enantiomers
nation of (A)
(B) Potentiomers (B) Spinal cord
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct
but (R) is the correct expla- (C) Chargers (C) Skull and bone
nation of (A) (D) Decomers (D) All of the above

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17. Change in vision of elderly persons, by which they go
back to the sight of their youth, is termed as—
(A) Giardiasis (B) Gerontopia
(C) Ghost corpuscle (D) Night blindness
18. Which type of endoplasmic reticulum lacks ribosomes
and is involved in the synthesis of steroid hormone ?
(A) Rough endoplasmic reticulum
(B) Tough endoplasmic reticulum
(C) Smooth endoplasmic reticulum
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Directions—(Q. 1–5) These as per the scheme and conditions another 6 km and stop. How far
questions are based on the following given below. You have to find out the are the two friends from each
letter/number/symbol arrangement. serial letter of the combination, which other when the two finally stop ?
Study it carefully and answer the represents the letter group. Serial (A) 6 km (B) 12 km
questions. letter of that combination is your (C) 4 km (D) 10 km
H8B4#9%E1D★ 6@A$ answer. If none of the combinations is
(E) None of these
F©3J7LI2KTU5 correct, your answer is (E) i.e., ‘None
of these’. 12. How many meaningful English
1. Which of the following is the third
Letters : words can be formed with the
to the right of fifteenth from the
IBDHLPA RF KEC M UT letters WLFO using each letter
right end of the arrangement ?
only once in each word ?
(A) ★ (B) A Number/Symbol Code :
4$3@ 1 7 % 6 © 2 9 # 8 5 ★ (A) None (B) One
(C) @ (D) F
Conditions : (C) Two (D) Three
(E) None of these
(i) If the first letter is a vowel (E) More than three
2. How many such numbers are
and the last a consonant, 13. What should come next in the
there in the given arrangement,
the codes for the first and following letter series ?
each of which is immediately pre-
the last letters are to be cabacababcababccab
ceded by a symbol and also
interchanged. abcdcab
immediately followed by a
letter ? (ii) If both first and the last (A) b (B) c
letters are vowels, both are
(A) None (B) One (C) d (D) e
to be coded as ‘δ’
(C) Two (D) Three (E) None of these
(iii) If the first letter is a conso-
(E) Four 14. How many such digits are there
nant and the last a vowel,
3. How many such symbols are both are to be coded as the in the number 924715368 each of
there in the given arrangement code for the consonant. which is as far away from the
each of which is immediately 6. KTHCLI beginning of the number as when
preceded by a number and also the digits are arranged in ascend-
(A) 4★@#12 (B) 2★@#14
immediately followed by a ing order within the number ?
(C) 2★@#12 (D) 4★@#14
vowel ? (A) None (B) One
(A) None (B) One (E) None of these
(C) Two (D) Three
(C) Two (D) Three 7. CMKRAH (E) Four
(E) More than three (A) #862%@ (B) #82%6@
15. Nandan correctly remembers
4. If all the numbers are deleted (C) #8%26@ (D) #2%6@8 that Ritu’s birthday is before
from the given arrangement, (E) None of these Saturday while after Tuesday.
which of the following will be Geeta correctly remembers that
fifteenth from the left end ? Ritu’s birthday is after Monday
(A) %★7639 (B) 9★763%
(A) L (B) % but before Friday. On which of
(C) %★763% (D) δ★ 763δ the following days does Ritu’s
(C) # (D) F
(E) None of these (E) None of these birthday definitely falls ?
9. URBMDL (A) Wednesday
5. Four of the following five are
alike based upon their position in (A) 16$835 (B) 56$831 (B) Thursday
the given arrangement. Which is (C) 56$835 (D) 16$831 (C) Friday
the one that does not belong to (E) None of these
(D) Wednesday or Thursday
that group ? 10. FHBCIU (E) Cannot be determined
(A) KIT (B) $@F (A) 5@$#4© (B) ©@$#4©
(C) 94% (D) J©7 (C) 5@$#45 (D) 5@#$45 16. Four of the following five are alike
in a certain way and so form a
(E) E%D (E) None of these
group. Which is the one that does
Directions—(Q. 6–10) In each of 11. Two friends start from a com- not belong to that group ?
these questions a group of letters is mon point P. One drives 6 km (A) Defend (B) Ambush
given followed by four combinations towards North and the other
of number/symbol lettered (A), (B), drives 6 km towards East, after (C) Attack (D) Invade
(C) and (D). Letters are to be coded which both take a left turn, drive (E) Raid

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17. How many such pairs of letters (iv) If an odd number is follo- and IT. Not more than two work in the
are there in the word CREATIVE wed by a prime odd num- same department. Each of them
each of which has as many letters ber, the first number is to be works in different organization which
between them in the word as divided by the second are P, Q, R, S, T, W and Z not
there are in the English alpha- number. necessarily in this order. A who does
bet ? (v) If an odd number is followed not work for organization P works in
(A) None (B) One by an even number, the Marketing Department like C. E
(C) Two (D) Three second one is to be sub- works for organization W and does
(E) More than three tracted from the first one. not work in Finance Department B
21. 32 13 5 works for organization T and works
18. Each of the vowels in the word in the same Department as D. Only F
15 12 15
POLYTECHNIC is substituted by works in HR Department. None in
the letter preceding it in the Which of the following will be the
answer if the resultants of the Marketing or IT department works for
English alphabetical series, and organization R. C works for organiza-
each consonant is substituted by two rows are added ?
tion S. The one who works for organi-
the letter following it. Which of (A) 45 (B) 54
zation Z works for the Finance
the following will be sixth letter (C) 36 (D) 18
from the right end if all the (E) None of these
26. Which of the following combina-
vowels are deleted in the new 22. 67 12 11 tions is correct ?
arrangement so formed ? 20 x 14 (A) C – S – Finance
(A) Z (B) D If x is the resultant of the first (B) E – T – IT
(C) P (D) H row, what will be resultant of the (C) A – R–Marketing
(E) None of these second row ? (D) F – Q – HR
19. In a certain code if NAME is (A) 16 (B) 5 (E) None of these
coded as 4692 and MINT is (C) 11 (D) 6
coded as 9745. How is MITE in 27. Which of the following works in
(E) None of these
that language ? IT Department ?
23. 12 36 31 (A) G
(A) 9726 (B) 9762
(C) 9752 (D) 9572 x 11 15 (B) D
(E) None of these If x is the resultant of the first (C) B
row, what will be the resultant of (D) Data inadequate
20. In a certain code HIGHWAY is the second row ? (E) None of these
written as HJIHZBX. How is (A) 5 (B) 10
SYMBOLS written in that code ? 28. Who works for organization R ?
(C) 45 (D) 75
(E) None of these
(C) NZTCTMP 24. 27 18 3
(E) None of these
(D) NZTCMTP 21 x 9
If x is the resultant of the first row, 29. Which of the following pairs
(E) None of these works in Finance Department ?
what will be the resultant of the
Directions—(Q. 21–25) In each second row ? (A) A, B (B) E, G
of the questions, two row; of numbers (C) F, D (D) D, B
(A) 63 (B) 36
are given. The resultant number in
(C) 3 (D) 16 (E) None of these
each row is to be worked out sepa-
rately based on the following rules (E) None of these 30. For which of the following
and the question below the rows of 25. 35 7 2 organizations does D work ?
numbers are to be answered. The (A) P (B) Q
12 16 x
operation of numbers progresses (C) Z (D) R
from left to right. If x is the resultant of the first
row, what will be the answer if (E) None of these
Rules :
(i) If an odd number is followed the resultant of the two rows are Directions—(Q. 31–35) Read
by another composite odd multiplied ? the following information carefully and
number, they are to be (A) 7 (B) 10 answer the questions, which follow—
multiplied. (C) 24 (D) 21 (i) ‘P ÷ Q’ means ‘P is father of
(ii) If an even number is (E) None of these Q’.
followed by an odd number, (ii) ‘P + Q’ means ‘P is sister of
they are to be added. Directions—(Q. 26–30) Study
(iii) If an even number is follo- the following information carefully and
answer the given questions. (iii)‘P × Q’ means ‘P is brother
wed by a number which is a
perfect square, the even Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F of Q’.
number is to be subtracted and G work in four different depart- (iv) ‘P – Q’ means ‘P is mother
from the perfect square. ments i.e., Marketing. Finance HR of Q’.

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31. In the expression ‘A ÷ B – C + D’
how is C related to A ?
(A) Granddaughter
(B) Grandfather
(C) Grandson
(D) Either (A) or (C)
(E) None of these
32. In the expression ‘A + B × C ÷ D’
how is D related to A ?
(A) Son (B) Grandson
(C) Aunt (D) Nephew
(E) None of these
33. In the expression A × B ÷ C – D’.
How is C related to A ?
(A) Uncle (B) Nephew
(C) Niece (D) Aunt
(E) None of these
34. Which of the following means ‘A
is grandmother of D’ ?
(A) A ÷ B + C ÷ D
(B) A – B + C ÷ D
(C) A + B ÷ C × D
(D) A + B × C – D
(E) None of these
35. In the expression ‘A + B – C × D’
how is C related to A ?
(A) Aunt (B) Niece
(C) Father (D) Nephew
(E) None of these

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