# 1

1.

1 a a2 − bc
1 b b2 − a c =
1 c c2 − a b

3.

2

The following system of equations,
3x − 2y + z = 0, λ x − 14y + 15z = 0,
x + 2y - 3z = 0 has a solution other
than, x = y = z = 0 for λ equal to :
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 5

(A) - 1, - 2
(C) 1, - 2

4.

0
x+a

If

x−a
0

x+b x+c

x−b
x−c

(B) 1
(D) 3

If ω is the cube root of unity, then
1

ω

ω

ω

ω

1

2

(A) 1
(C) ω

2

ω

2

1 =
ω

(B) 0
(D) ω2

(B) - 1, 9
(D) 1, - 9

The value of the determinant,

(A) - 7
(C) 15

(B) 0
(D) 27

a − b− c
2a
2b
b − c−a
2c

0

x+4

3

5 5 55

8.

= 0, then the

= 0, then x =

7 9 79
4 1 41 is :

2a
2b

=

c− a − b

2c

(A) (a + b + c)2 (B) (a + b + c)3
(C) (a + b + c) (ab + bc + ca)
(D) None of these

(B) - 1, 2
(D) 1, 2

value of x is :
(A) 0
(C) 2
5.

7.

The roots of the equation,
1 4
20
1 − 2 5 = 0 are :
1 2x 5x2

5
5

(A) 1, 9
(C) - 1, - 9

(B) a3+ b3 + c3 − 3 abc
(D) (a + b + c)3

(A) 0
(C) 3 abc
2.

6.

x +1
3
If
2
x+2

9.

a + b a + 2b a + 3b
a + 2b a + 3b a + 4 b =
a + 4 b a + 5b a + 6 b

(A) 3 (a + b)
(C) 3a + 5b
b+c
a
b
c+a
10.
c
c

(A) abc
(C) 3 abc

(B) 3 ab
(D) 0
a
b

=

a+b

(B) 2 abc
(D) 4 abc

11. One of the roots of the given equation

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3x . a1 14. The number of solutions of the equations.y . then : (A) a2 + b 2 + c 2 .3y + z = 0 is : (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) Infinite 16.a 2 b . then x = 2 −5 7 7 (A) 1 1 6 + 6 3 2 −7 (B) − 6 −5 1 1 −4 1 3 1 3 1 −5 2 1 + 1 −1 − 4 2 2 3 1 3 −4 −5 1 2 7 3 −5 2 3 −5 1 + 1 1 1 (C) 6 1 1 −4 2 3 −4 2 13. Sector-8.z = 0. then the value of the 19.2 x+a b b x+c c c a = 0.3y + z = 0 has non-zero solution for k = (A) . A 2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C 2 is : C3 B3 (A) ∆ (C) ∆3 (B) ∆2 (D) 0 15.a3 . If ω is a cube root of unity. B .5z = 7. C 1 1 1 c3 18.c3 a3 + b 3 + c 3 . 65395439 = 0. Ph. y. If x = cy + bz. 3x . If 2x + 3y .z = 0 and x .b3 .b 2 c . z are not all zero.z = 0.2 abc = 0 (B) a2 + b 2 + c2 + 2 abc = 0 (C) a2 + b 2 + c2 + 2 abc = 1 (D) a2 + b 2 + c 2 . x + y + z = 6.z = 0. x + 4y .2 abc = 1 denote the co-factors of a 1 .(a + b) (C) .(a + b + c) 12. c 1 respectively. New Delhi. x + ky .3 abc 3 abc . c + a b − c b = a+b (A) (B) (C) (D) c− a c a3 + b 3 + c3 .c 2 a (a + b + c) (a 2 + b2 + c2 + ab + bc + ca) c1 c2 and A . then a root of the following equation.a (B) . The number of solutions of equations x + y .1 (B) 0 (C) 1 (D) 2 A1 determinant. If ∆ = a 2 a3 b1 b2 b3 x +1 ω ω2 ω x + ω2 1 ω 1 x+ω 2 QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. where x. b 1 .ky . y = az + cx. z = bx + ay. 3x . is : a+b a (A) .4y + 2z = 1.(b + c) (D) . Rohini.z = 0 and x . 3x − 4y − z = 0 and x − 3y + z = 0 is (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) Infinite b+c a −b a 17. is : .

In a skew-symmetric matrix. Rohini.4 (D) 4 1 0 0    23.A 1 1 n 24. Inverse of the matrix  − 4 1 − 1    2 0 0  is : 2 3 1  1 − 3 5   (A) 3 3 7  (B)  7 4 6  − 2 − 4 − 5  4 2 7 1 2 − 4  2 3 1     (C) 2 5 7  (D) 8 − 4 − 5   3 5 2  − 2 − 4 − 5  2 4  4 6 − 1 3 0  2  . If A.A (D) .4 30. then A = 0 1 1 n (A)   0 1  n n (B)   0 n  n 1 (C)   0 n  1 1  (D)   0 n   1 − 1 2 25. Out of the following a skewsymmetric matrix is : QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. C are three n × n martices. If A = 0 1 0  . 2 3   then λ = (A) . 29 . if and only if : (A) (B) (C) (D) A ≠ O. then A2 = a b − 1 (A) Unit matrix (B) Null matrix (C) A (D) . B =  0 1  and 28. the diagonal elements are all : (A) Different from each other (B) Zero (C) One (D) None of these 21.2 (C) 2 (B) 4 (D) . B = O A = O. New Delhi. A =   − 1 2   1 − 2 5  3 C = 1 . If M =   and M − λ M − I2 = O. then (ABC) = (A) A ′ B ′ C ′ (B) C ′ B ′ A ′ (C) B ′ C ′ A ′ (D) B ′ A ′ C ′ 1 2 2 22. B. If the matrix 2 4 3 5 10  then λ = (A) . If A =   . then A = − 1 1   (A) A (B) 2 A (C) . Ph.2 A 26. AB = O. 65395439 . B ≠ O A = O or B = O None of these  3 − 2 − 1 27. If A =   .2 (B) 2 (C) .3 (A) 1 (C) ω2 (B) ω (D) 0 20. then the expression which 2 is not defined is : (A) A 2 + 2B − 2A (C) B ′ C ′ (B) CC ′ (D) AB 1 3 λ + 2  8  is singular. Sector-8.

B2 × 3 . (k I) = (A) k3 I (B) k2 I 3 (C) . then  0 1   3 2 A 2 .A) = . B 2 × 3 . From the following find the correct relation .k2 I 0 − 5 4  42. C3 × 3 (D) A 3 × 2 . If A = (1.6A = (A) 3 I (B) 5 I (C) . The matrix A =  1 −  2 (A) Unitary (C) Nilpotent 1  2  is : − 1 2 (B) Orthogonal (D) Involutary 39. 2. then matrices A. If A. C3 × 3 1 0   4 1 32. If A =    0 − 1  0 2 x − 3 and AB = I. If A and B are non-singular matrices. 3) & B =  0 2 − 1  1 − 3 2  QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. If AB = C.4 0 4 5 (A) − 4 0 − 6     − 5 6 0  1 4 5   (B) − 4 1 − 6   − 5 6 1  1 4 5 i + 1 4 5    (C) − 4 2 − 6 (D)  − 4 i − 6       − 5 6 3   − 5 6 i  31. If A =   2 − 5 0  (A) A ′ = A (C) A ′ = 2 A (B) A ′ = . C are three square matrices such that AB = AC imples B = C. If A =  and I =   . B. Sector-8.5 I (D) None of these 33. If A is a square matrix of order 3. If A =   . B 2 × 3 . then the matrix A is always : (A) (B) (C) (D) A A A A singular matrix non-singular matrix orthogonal matrix diagonal matrix 2  3 6  1 / 3 . then : 35. then the true statement is (where I is unit matrix) . (A) det (. then for what value − 1 − λ  of λ . C3 × 2 (C) A3 × 3 . then x = (A) .k I (D) . C2 × 3 (B) A3 × 2 . then adj. then : (A) (AB) -1 = A -1 B -1 (B) AB = BA (C) (AB) ′ = A ′ B ′ (D) (AB) -1 = B -1 A -1 1  λ 34. If k is a scalar and I is a unit matrix of order 3. C are (A) A2 × 3 . 65395439 . B3 × 2 . A2 = O (A) 0 (B) ± 1 (C) . New Delhi.B=  37.1 (D) 1 1 − 2 0 − 1 0 5  . Ph.det A (B) det A = 0 (C) det (A + I) = 1 + det A (D) det 2A = 2 det A 41. (A) AB ′ = A′ B′ (B) AB ′ = B′ A′ adj A A -1 (D) (AB) = A -1 B -1 (C) A -1 = 40.A (D) None of these 36. Rohini. B.1 (B) 1 (C) 0 (D) 2  1 2 38.

then A = d b  QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. 65395439 . then matrix M ′AM is : (A) Symmetric (B) Slew-symmetric (C) Hermitian (D) Skew-Hermitial 2 0 0 48. then A −1 = i 0  0 2 i     i i (D)   2 i 0  1   44. then A2 =   0 0 2 (A) 5 A (C) 16 A (B) 10 A (D) 32 A 0 1  49. then B = 0 0  1 1 (A)   1 1  0 1 (B)   − 1 0 0 − 1 (C)   1 0  − 1 0 (D)    0 0 50. then (A + B)2 = (A) A2 + 2 AB + B2 (B) A 2 + AB + BA + B2 (C) A2 + 2 BA + B2 (D) None of these a c  -1 51. If A =   . If A =   i= 0 i / 2 − i 0  (B)    0 − 2 i 0  i (A)   0 i / 2 (C) ) −1 . then A 2 =    0 0 − 1 (A) Null matrix (B) Unit matrix (C) A (D) 2 A − 4 − 3 − 3  0 1  is : N= 1  4 4 3  (A) N (B) 2 N (C) .N (D) None of these 47. Ph. 0 − 5 4 0 4 − 2 (A)   3 − 9 6  3   (B) 1 1 0 − 5 8 0 4 − 3 (D)   1 − 6 6  (C) [ − 2 − 1 4] ( 0  i 43. If A =  0 − 1 0  . If A =   and AB = O. If A = 2 . If A is a symmetric matrix.5 then AB = 46. Adjoint of the matrix. New Delhi. then AA ′ = 3 1   (B)  4  3 (A) 14 1 2 3   (C) 2 4 6 3 6 9 (D) None of these − 1 0 0  45. If A and B are square matrices of order 2. Rohini. If A = 0 2 0 . Sector-8.

then λ = (A) .1 (D) 2 54. Ph. 2) (D) (.1 (C) 1 (D) 2 58. If p λ4 + q λ3 + r λ2 + s λ + t = λ2 + 3 λ λ −1 λ+3 λ +1 2−λ λ − 4 .8 A (B) 8 A (C) .2 A (D) None of these 1 0 0 56. . If A =   and − sin α cos α  QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. y.2 (B) . then − 2 A = (A) . The element of second row and third  1 2 1   column in the inverse of  2 1 0  is  − 1 0 1 (A) . New Delhi. than A= (A) B (B) k B (C) kn B (D) n B 59. where k is a scalar. 65395439 .1. The inverse of the matrix 0 1 0 is   0 0 1 0 0 1  (A) 0 1 0   1 0 0 1 0 0 (B) 0 1 0   0 0 1 0 0 0  (C) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 (D) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 − 2 0 − 1 0 3    λ − 3 0  57. 1) (C) (.1.6 (A)  b − c 1 a b − cd − d a  (B)  b − c 1 a d − b c − d a  d b 1  a  a b − cd  c (D) None of these (C)  cos t sin t  52. The solution of the equation. 0. 2) (B) (0. Rohini. If A is a square matrix of order n and A = kB. 1. If R (t) =   . 1  1 0 1 x 1  − 1 1 0 y     =   is (x. 2) 55. If A denotes the value of the determinant of the square martix A of order 3. If the matrix is singular. z) = 2  0 − 1 1  z  (A) (1.1. the value of λ−3 λ+4 t is : (A) 16 (C) 17 3λ (B) 18 (D) 19  cos α sin α  60. then − sin t cos t  R (s) R (t) = (A) R (s) + R (t) (B) R (st) (C) R (s + t) (D) None of these 53.2 (C) 1 (B) . Sector-8. 2.

P. If A =   .7 k 0 A adj. Sector-8. a α + b bα + c 0 if a. then : (A) ∆ 1 = 3 (∆ 2)2 (B) (C) d (∆ ) = 2 (∆2)2 dx 1 (D) ∆1 = 3 ∆ 32/ 2 QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. New Delhi. x b b 67. If ∆1 = a x b a a x and ∆ 1 = x b a x are given determinants.P.P. a2 a sin ( n + 1) x sin ( n + 2) x is independent of : (A) n (B) a (C) x (D) None of these 64. Rohini. 65395439 d (∆ ) = 3 ∆ 2 dx 1 . a b aα + b b c b α + c = 0. c are in : (B) G. Ph. B =  0 1  65. (C) H. The determinant. b. The inverse of   is : − 4 2  −1  2 3 (A)   8  4 2 (C) 1  2 3 8  4 2 −1 3 2 (B)   8 2 4  (D) 1 3 2  8 2 4 63. A =   then k is equal to 0 k  (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) sin α cos α (D) cos 2 α 1 a  4 61. The expression which is not definedis : (A) B ′ B (B) CAB (C) A + B ′ (D) A2 + A  1 0 0 66. then A is equal to : 0 1  1 a  (A)   0 1  4 4 a  (B)   0 4  4 a 4  (C)   0 4  1 4 a  (D)   0 1  4  2 − 3 62. Let A =   1 − 2 5   − 1 2  and C = [3 1 2] . then the adjoint    − 1 6 1 of A is : 2 − 5 32  (A) 0 1 − 6   0 0 2   − 1 0 0 (B)  − 5 − 2 0    1 − 6 1 0 −1 0  (C)  − 5 − 2 0  (D) None of these  1 − 6 − 1 1 cos( nx) cos( n + 1) x cos( n + 2) x sin ( nx) (A) A. The value of the determinant. (D) None of these  4 6 − 1  2 4 3 0  2  . Let A =  5 2 0  .

A n = (A) nA . If ∆ = p q r kp kq kr is equal to : (A) ∆ (C) 3 k ∆ (B) k ∆ (D) k3 ∆  3 − 2 73. If A = [ a b] . y and z. If A =   . Then for n ≥ 2.1 ∑ n=1 Un. If a1x + b1y + c1z = 0. Ph. each element of the second column consists of sum of three terms and each element of the third column consists of sum of four QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289.1 A .1) I (D) 2n .1 A .) A = 1 4 10 0  (A)    0 10   0 10  (B)   10 0  10 1  (C)    1 10  (D) None of these 69.B (C) AC = BC (D) CA = CB 71. For positive numbers x.1) I (B) nA . c3 then the given system has : (A) One trivial and one non-trivial solution (B) No solution (C) One solution (D) Infinite solution 70.(n .(n . 65395439 . The value of n 2 Un = n n3 (A) 0 (C) . New Delhi.B (B) A + B = A . a 2x + b2y + c2z = 0. Sector-8. if 1 5 2 N + 1 2 N + 1 is : 3N2 3N (B) 1 (D) None of these 75.I 76.8 3 2  68. then the correct statement − a  is : (A) A = .I. a1 a3x + b3y + c3z = 0 and a 2 a3 b1 b2 b3 c1 c2 = 0. In a third order determinant. The inverse of the matrix   is 1 4  2 4 14 14  (A)  − 1 3   14 14  3 (B)  14 1  14 − 2 14  4  14  − 2 14  3  14  3 (D) 14 1 14 2 14  3 14  4 (C)  14 1  14 N 74. 1 logx y logx z logy x 1 logy z is : log z x log z y 1 (A) 0 (C) loge xyz (B) 1 (D) None of these a b c ka kb kc x y z . then A (adj. the numerical value of the determinant.I (C) 2n . each element of the first column consists of sum of two terms. B = [ − b − a ] and a  C =   . Matrix A is such that A 2 = 2A . where I is the identity matrix . then k x k y k z 72. Rohini.

Y = 7 7 (D) X = 2 1 I . Rohini.B (C) A . If A and B are order 3 such that then 3 AB = (A) .B) = A2 . (B) . 65395439 . Ph. The equations. A 2 (B) cos2 θ . If A = 0 2 0 and B =   0 0 2 1 2 3 0 1 3 . if A = 1 or B = 1  1 83.27 square matrices of A = − 1.Y = 7 7 (C) X = 1 2 I I. QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. I 2 (D) None of these 84. then the value of the square of the determinant formed by the cofactors will be : (A) 11 (B) 121 (C) 1331 (D) 14641 78. A =  and B =    2 4  3 6  11 − 7 (A)    5 10  − 1 1  (B)    − 1 − 2 11 7  (C)    5 − 10 12 − 7  (D)    5 − 10  2 0 0 80. where n has the value : (A) 1 (B) 9 (C) 16 (D) 24 77. then : (A) AB = BA (B) A 2 + B 2 = A 2 .B = B .Y = 7 7 (B) X = 2 1 .Y = O.A (D) AB = BA 82.   0 0 2 then AB is equal to : (A) 4 (B) 8 (C) 16 (D) 32 81. If A =  − tan θ2 tan θ2   and AB = 1. then : (A) X = 1 2 .81 (D) 81 85. Then it can be decomposed into n determinants. A T 2 (C) cos2 θ . New Delhi. then : (A) A + B = B + A (B) A + B = A . If A and B are square matrices of same order. Sector-8. If value of a third order determinant is 11. x + 2y + 3z = 1 . If 2X + 2Y = I and 2X . If A and B are square matrices of the same order.B2 (C) A′ B′ = AB (D) None of the above 5 − 3 6 − 4  79.Y = I 7 7 86. where I and O are unit and null matrices of order 3 respectively. 1  then B = (A) cos2 θ . If A and B are two matrices and (A + B) (A . B = 3. then : (A) (AB) ′ = A ′ B ′ (B) (AB) ′ = B ′ A ′ (C) AB = O .B 2.9 (C) .9 terms . if A = 0 or B = 0 (D) AB = O .

New Delhi. The order of [x y z]  h b f  y  g f c  z is : (A) 3 × 1 (C) 1 × 3 (B) 1 × 1 (D) 3 × 3 88. I is the unit matrix of 0 0  QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. If X =   . 65395439 . If A and B are two matrices such that AB = B and BA = A.   3 10 −1 = 10 3 (A)    3 1  10 − 3 (B)   − 3 1  1 3  (C)   3 10  −1 − 3  (D)   − 3 − 10  0 1  4 90. then the value of X 1 − 1   is : 3 n − 4 n  (A)  − n  n 3n (C)  n 1 2 + n 5 − n  (B)  − n   n (− 4 ) n   (D) None of these (− 1) n  5 2 -1 93. If A =   .10 2x + y + 3z = 2 . Ph. then A2 + B2 = (A) 2 AB (B) 2 BA (C) A + B (D) AB 1 3  89. then A = 3 1  1 − 2 (A)   − 3 5  − 1 2  (B)    3 − 5  − 1 − 2 (C)    − 3 − 5 1 2 (D)   3 5 0 1 0  94. If A =   . If A =   . The inverse of matrix A = 1 0 0   0 0 1 is : (A) A (B) A T 1 0 0   (C) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0    (D) 1 0 0  0 1 0  0 1  95. Sector-8. then A = − 1 2    8 − 5 (A)   − 5 3   8 − 5 (B)   5 3   8 − 5 (C)   − 5 − 3  8 5 (D)    − 5 3 3 − 4  n 92. If A =   . then A = 1 0 1 0  (A)   0 1  1 1  (B)   0 0  0 0  (C)    1 1 0 1 (D)   1 0   3 1 2 91. 5x + 5y + 9z = 4 have : (A) Unique solutions (B) Infinitely many solutions (C) Inconsistent (D) None of these  a h g  x      87. Rohini.

A 46. Rohini. A B C D C 74. D 17. A 6. B 40. 93. B 45. A 3. D 16. C 38. B 47. B 51. A 34.A 36. C 19. A 52.B 42. A 10. D 4. B 70. 82.C 54. B 65. A 53.C 18. 89. C 71. b are arbitrary constants. adj A = A(n . C 5. A 68. D B B B 78. then (aI + bA)2 is equal to : (A) a 2I + ab A (B) a2I + 2 ab A (C) a 2I + b2A (D) None of these 73. 97. Sector-8. D 21. B 2. 79. C 44.B 66. 65395439 D B C A 77. C 33. B 35.A 96. A 69. B 31. B 26. C 50. then it is non-singular (C) Adjoint of a symmetric matrix is symmetric (D) Adjoint of a diagonal matrix is diagonal 97. B 41. B 27.C 24. D 28. 80. B 9. D 37. Which of the following is not true ? (A) Every skew-symmetric matrix of odd order is non-singular (B) If determinant of a square matrix is non-zero. B 43. Which one of the following statements is true ? (A) Non-singular square matrix does not have a unique inverse (B) Determinant of a non-singular matrix is zero (C) If A′ = A.D 72. then A is a square matrix (D) If A ≠ 0.C 48. B 20. B 14. A 29. 95. B 62. D 8. A 7. Ph. 87. A C A D 75.B 90. D 67. then A . D 12. D 63. D 39.11 order 2 & a. D 25. C 58. B 49. B 56.A 84. D 32. 85. B 59. 83. 88. D 55. A 57. B 11. B 13. A A B B 76. 86. 81. A 61.D QUEST TUTORIALS Head Office : E-16/289. B 23. B 22.A 30. D 15. 94. 91.1) where A = [aij]n × n ANSWERS 1.D 60. New Delhi. 92. 96.A . C 64.