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IJSO(STAGEI)
PRACTICE TEST PAPER1
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PRACTICE TEST PAPER1 (IJSO)
1. The number of isossceles triangles with integer sides such that no side is greater than 4 units is :
(A) 8 (B) 9 (C) 16 (D) 12
2. tan
2
u sec
2
u (cot
2
u cos
2
u) =
(A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 1 (D) 2
3. E is the midpoint of diagonal BD of a parallelogram ABCD. If the point E is joined to a point F on DA such
that DF =
3
1
DA, then the ratio of the area of ADEF to the area of quadrilateral ABEF is :
(A) 1 : 3 (B) 1: 4 (C) 1 : 5 (D) 2 : 5
4. In AABC, BC = 20 , medians BE = 18 and median CF = 24 (E, F are midpoints of AC, AB respectively).
Find the area of AABC.
(A) 244 sq. units (B) 288 sq. units (C) 144 sq. units (D) none of these
5. If a (b
2
c
2
) + b (c
2
a
2
) + c (a
2
b
2
) = N (a b) (b c) (c a) become an identify, then N equal to
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 1 (D) 2
6. If the height of a right circular cylinder is increased by 10%, while the radius of its base is decreased by
10%, then the curved surface area of the cylinder
(A) remains the same (B) decreases by 1%
(C) increases by 1% (D) increases by 0.1%
7. A sphere is inscribed in a cone of radius .
3 3
and slant height
3 6
. The radius of the sphere, is :
(A) 0 (B)
3 3
(C)
3 6
(D) none of these
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8. Through a point on the hypotenuse of a right triangle, lines are drawn parallel to the legs of the triangle so
that the triangle is divided into a square and two smaller right triangles. The area of one of the two small
right triangles is m times the area of the square. The ratio of the area of the other small right triangle to the
area of the square is
(A)
m 4
1
(B)
1 m 2
1
+
(C) m (D)
2
m 8
1
9. A circle with area A
1
is contained in the interior of a large circle with area A
1
+ A
2
. If the radius of the
larger circle is 3 and A
1
, A
2
, A
1
+ A
2
are in AP, then the radius of the smaller circle is
(A)
2
3
(B) 1 (C)
3
2
(D)
3
10. If roots of the equation x
2
10ax 11b = 0 are c and d and those of x
2
10cx 11d = 0 are a and b, then
find the value of a + b + c + d. (where a, b, c, d are all distinct numbers)
(A) 1000 (B) 1200 (C) 1210 (D) 1250
11. A particle moves on x axis according to equal x = t
2
+ 2t + 1 [ x 8t are in S.I. units].
Its displacement in t = 0 to t = 1 sec. is :
(A) 4 m (B) 2 m (C) 3 m (D) 1 m
12. Impossible graph in the case of a particle in one dimensional motion is :
(A) (B)
(C) (D)
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13. Particles are projected from the top of a tower with same speed at different angles as shown. Which of the
following are True ?
(A) All the particles would strike the ground with (same) speed.
(B) All the particles would strike the ground with (same) speed simultaneously.
(C) Particle 1 will be the first to strike the ground.
(D) (A) & (C) are correct
14. An object is thrown horizontally from a point A from a tower and hits the ground 3s later at B. The line
from A to B makes an angle of 30 with the horizontal. The initial velocity of the object is: (Take g = 10
m/s
2
):
(A) 15
3
m/s (B) 15 m/s (C) 10
3
m/s (D) 25/
3
m/s
15. A fully loaded elevator has a mass of 6000 kg. The tension in the cable as the elevator is accelerated
downward with an acceleration of 2ms
2
is (Take g = I0 ms
2
)
(A) 72 10
4
N (B) 4.8 10
4
N (C) 6 10
4
N (D) 1.2 10
4
N
16. A body of mass M is dropped from a height h on a sand floor. If the body penetrates x cm into the sand,
the average resistance offered by the sand to the body is :
(A) Mg

.

\

x
h
(B) Mg

.

\

+
x
h
1
(C) Mgh + Mgx (D) Mg

.

\

x
h
1
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17. The radius of curvature of the convex surface of a planoconvex lens is 10 cm. What is the focal length of
the planoconvex lens ? (Here u = 1.5)
(A) 10 cm (B) 20 cm (C) 15 cm (D) 5 cm
18. Two identical heater wires are first connected in series and then in parallel with a source of electricity.
The ratio of heat produced in the two cases is :
(A) 2 : 1 (B) 1 : 2 (C) 4 : 1 (D) 1 : 4
19. In a transformer the output current and voltage are 4 A and 20 V respectively. If the ratio of number
of turns in the primary and secondary coil is 2 : 1 respectively, what is the input current and
voltage ?
(A) 2 A and 40 V (B) 1 A and 20 V (C) 4 A and 10 V (D) 8 A and 40 V
20. Starting from rest, a particle moves along a circle of radius
2
m with an angular acceleration of (t / 4)
rad s
2
. During the time the particle covers a quarter of the circle, the magnitude of average velocity is:
(A) 1.50 m/s (B) 2,00 m/s (C) 1..00 m/s (D) 1.25 m/s
21. A mixture of iron filings and sulphur powder can be separated by using 
(A) A solution of carbon di sulphide. (B) Handpicking.
(C) Seiving. (D) Distillation.
22. The condition required for separating the components of a mixture of two or more miscible liquids by
fractional distillation is 
(A) their boiling points should differ by 298 K.
(B) their boiling points should differ by 25C.
(C) their boiling points should both (A) and (B)
(D) the boiling point of one of the component should be 373 K.
23. The number of molecules of Sulphur (S
8
) present in 16 gm of solid sulphur is 
(A) 1.022 x 10
22
(B) 3.011 x 10
22
(C) 3.76 x 10
22
(D) 6.023 x 10
23
24. The colour of the solution when sulphuric acid is added to the mixture of iron filings and sulphur is
(A) green colour. (B) yellow colour. (C) blue colour. (D) black colour.
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25. 4.4 g of CO
2
and 2.24 litre of H
2
at STP are mixed in a container. The total number of molecules present
in the container will be 
(A) 6.022 10
23
(B) 1.2044 10
23
(C) 2 mole (D) 6.023 10
24
26. The lightest metal is 
(A) hydrogen. (B) lithium. (C) sodium. (D) aluminium
27. The following that are stored in water and kerosene respectively are 
(A) mercury and potassium. (B) potassium and mercury.
(C) phosphorous and sodium. (D) sodium and phosphorous.
28. The cap of the matchstick contains 
(A) antimony trisulphide, potassium chlorate and white phosphorus.
(B) antimony trisulphide, potassium chlorate and red phosphorous.
(C) antimony pentasulphide, potassium chlorate and white phosphorus.
(D) antimony pentasulphide, potassium chlorate and red phosphorus.
29. The dark colour of the innermost zone of candle flame is due to 
(A) no combustion. (B) complete combustion.
(C) incomplete combustion. (D) maximum combustion.
30. Isotope of the element that is used in the treatment of cancer is 
(A) iodine. (B) uranium. (C) cobalt. (D) carbon.
31. Bundle of His is a network of :
(A) Muscle fibres found only in the ventricle wall
(B) Nerve fibres distributed in ventricles
(C) Nerve fibres are found throughout the heart
(D) Muscle fibres distributed throughout the heart walls
32. Nerve impulse through synapse is
(A) Unidirectional (B) Bidirectional (C) Multidirectional (D) None of the above
33. Memory cells are :
(A) Cells responsible for immunologic memory (B) Antigens
(C) Cells of cerebrum (D) Cells responsible for memory in brain
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34. Select correct/incorrect functions :
1. Ligase Joins short DNA segments
2. DNA Polymerase Cuts DNA at specific sites
3. Helicase Breaks H bonds between complementary DNA strands
(A) 1, 2 and 3 correct (B) 1 correct, 2 and 3 false
(C) 1 and 3 correct, 2 false (D) 1 and 2 correct, 3 false
35. Which of the statements relate to plant hormone auxin are true ?
(A) Phototropism in plants is result of movement of auxin towards light.
(B) Auxin acts only by elongation of the cell wall.
(C) Auxin moves away from light.
(D) Auxin acts only by cell differentiation.
36. Protein synthesis in an animal cell takes place
(A) Only in the cytoplasm
(B) In the nucleus as well as in the cytoplasm.
(C) In cytoplasm as well as in mitochondria.
(D) Only in mitochondria
37. Which of the statement is false regarding hemoglobin
(A) In addition to transporting O
2
, it also transports CO
2
(B) The affinity of hemoglobin for O
2
is pH independent
(C) Oxygen binds cooperatively to hemoglobin.
(D) None of the above
38. The head of mature mammalian sperm is made of
(A) An acrosome
(B) Elongated nucleus covered by acrosome
(C) Two centrioles and an axial filament
(D) Nucleus, acrosome, cytoplasm mitochondrial sheath.
39. When a cell of 2 um diameter grows to double its diameter, its surface area : volume relationship will:
(A) Remain the same (B) Become double (C) Reduce to half (D) Become undetermined
40. In electronmicrosope, the lenses are
(A) Electric (B) Photoelectric (C) Electromagnetic (D) Quartz
ANSWER KEY
IJSO(STAGEI)
PRACTICE TEST PAPER1
Ques. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Ans. D C C B A B D A D C C C D A B
Ques. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ans. B B D A C A B C A B B C A A C
Ques. 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Ans. A A A C C C B B C C