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172/2014
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Total No. of questions: 100

Time : 75 Minutes
Maximum: 100 Marks

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6.

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7.

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10.

Each question is provided with four choices (A), (B), (C) and (D) having one correct answer. Choose
the correct answer and darken the bubble corresponding to the question number using Blue or
Black Ball Point Pen in the OMR answer sheet.

11.

Each correct answer carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer
deducted.

1/3 mark will be

No negative mark for unattended questions.

12.

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handing over his/her Answer Sheet to the Invigilator. Candidates should ensure that the Invigilator
has verified all the entries in the Register Number Coding Sheet and that the Invigilator has
affixed his/her signature in the space provided.

13.

Strict compliance of instructions is essential. Any malpractice or attempt to commit any kind of
malpractice in the Examination will result in the disqualification of the candidate.

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Maximum : 100 marks
Time: 1 hour and 15.minutes
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

The most suitable gate to check whether the number of one's in digital word is even or odd is:
(A) Ex-OR ,

(B)

OR

(C)

(D)

NAND

NOR

A capacitor acts as ah open circuit in:


(A)

AC

(B)

DC ./'

(C)

AC and DC

(D)

None ofthese

Atomic weight is equal to:


(A)

Total number of electrons

(C)

Number of neutrons

. (B)

Sum of protons and electrons

(D)

Sum of protons and neutrons/

Solder is an alloy of: .


(A)

Tin and Lead ...,/

(B) . Tin and Zinc

(C)

Tin and Aluminium

(D) Tin and Copper

The resistance of a conductor increases when its area of cross section is:
(A)

Increases

(B)' . Decreases ,/

(C)

Halved

(D)

Doubled

As a battery gets charged, .the density of its acid will:


Fall /

(A)

Rise

(B)

(C)

Remains stable

(D) Zero

The impedance

~t

resonance ofa series resonant circuit is:

(A)

Maximum

(B)

Reactive

(C)

Zero

(D)

Minimum

Unit of susceptance is:


(A)

Farad

(C)

Mho

(B)
(D)

Admittance
Ohm

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9.

10.

11.

Kirchhoffs laws are. applicable to:


(A)

AC

(B)

AC and DC . /

(C)

DC

(D)

None of these

Audio frequency ranges from _ _ _ __ to _ __ _


(A)

20Hz-20KHz v

(B)

2Hz - 20Hz

(C)

20 KHz - 20 MHz

(D)

2KHz- 20.khz

Moving iron repulsion type instruments are used for measuring:


(A)

AC

a~d DC

(B) AC only

(D)

(C) . DC only

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

None of these

_:_.:___ _ __ is used for measuring inductance value.


(A)

Wheat stone's bridge

(C)

Resistance bridge

Schering bridge

(B)

(b)

Maxwell's bridge

Wave length of 3GHz 's ignal is:


(A)

3 Meter

(B)

3 KM

(C)

10 em ./

(D)

10 KM

A current of 1.5 A is flowing through 120 0 resistor, the power is:

w/

(A)

270

(C)

200 W

(B)

220 W

(D)

27.W

The device which converts one form of energy into another is called:
(A)

Transmitter

(B)

Transducer ~

(C)

Trans conductor

(D)

Trans converter

The class of amplifier operation characterized by the highest efficiency, high distor.tion is:

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(A)

Class

(Cr

Class C ,,

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(B)

Class B

(D)

Class D
A

17.

18.

19.

20.

The loGal oscillator of a broadcast receiver is tuned to a frequency higher than the Incoming
frequency is:
(A)

To allow adequate frequency coverage without switching

(B)

To permit easier trackin!?{:/

(C)

To help the image frequency rejection

(D)

None of these .

Semi conductors like Silicon and Germanium are:


(A)

Tetravalent /

(C)

Trivalent

Tunnel diode works on:


(A)

Positive Resistadce

(C)

Zero Resistance

X'

""'~

Lead J

. - .

(C) In phase

22.

23.

24.

Monovalent

(D)

Pentavalent

/
(B)

Negative Resistance

(D)

None of these

Current through a ;-apacitive load - - - - - with respect to the voltage.


(A)

21.

(B)

Arsenic is a

(B)

Lag

(D)

No Phase relation

impurity.

{A)

Pentavalent

(C)

Tetravalent

V'

(B) . Monovalent
(D)

Trivalent

Doping of a Semicon ductor - -- - - its electrical conductivity to a great extend.

(A)

Increase

(C)

Does not Change

(B)

Decrease

(D)

None of these

.The ripple frequency of a half wave rectifier signal is - - - - - the input frequency.
(A)

Same v

(B)

Half

(C)

Twice

(D)

None of these

When a transistor is in cut- offthe collector current will be?


(A)

Maximum

(B)

Minimum ~

(C)

Zerov

(D)

None of these

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26;

27.

28.

29.-

The process of converting AC to DC is known as:


(A)

Rectification V

(C)

Filtering

An Oscillator C:lrcuit uses

(B)

Positive

(B)

Negative

(C)

Both (A) and (B) /

(D)

None of these

If the voltage gain of an amplifier is 100, then the gain in decibel is:
(A) . 20 "'

(B) . 100

(C)

(D)

40

(A)

is not .possible

(B)

willproduce heavyheat and arc /

(C)

is by air gap transmission

(D)

is by induction

(B)

Inductive reactance /

The opposition offered by ~ coil to AC is called:


Capacitiv~

Reactance

(D) Resistance

Frequency response of an amplifier can be improv,ed by - - - - - feedback.


(C)

33.

60

The transfer of current from one conductor to another without electrical connection:

(A)

. 32.

Inverting

feedback.

(C) Impedance

31.

.(D)

(A)

(A)

30.

Amplification

Positive

(B)

Both (A) and (B)

(D) None of these

Negative v'

The resistance of a diode is __;________ when it is forward biased.


(A)

Maximum

(B)

Minimum v

(C)

Zero

(D)

None of these

P-type semiconductor has excess of ---,-- - charge:


(A)

Positive

(C)

Both (A) and (B)

Op-Amp has

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(B) . Negative

V"'.

(D)

None of these

output ~mpedance .

(A)

High

(B)

Zerod(.

(C)

Infinity

(D)

Low~

-~-

. .

34.

35.

36.

37.

(A) . AM

(B)

FM v

(C)

(D)

None of these

40.

Pulse Modulation
Farad.

100 micro farad is


(A)

0.1

(B)

0.01

(C)

0.0001 v

(D)

0.001

Unit of Capacitive reactance is:


(A)

Farad /

(B)

Micro farad

(C)

Ohm

(D)

Henry

The turns ratio of a transformer for matching 8 n impedance to 200 n is:


(A)

.1:1

(B)

(G)

1:5

(D) 1:400

(A)

Transformer Coupled

(B)

(C)

LC Coupled

(D) RC Co~pled ~

(A)

Germanium

(B)

Gallium arsenide

(C)

Cadmium Sulphide

(D)

Silicon ~

(B)

50%

(D)

81.2% /

(B)

0.81

(D)

1.4

(B)

0.635 Vm

Efficiency of Bridge rectifier is: _


40.6%
.

_(C)

100%

Ripple factor of lfalf wave rectifier is:


(A)

(C)
42.

0.48
1.21 ~ .

RMS value of sine wave is:


(A) . 0.707 Vm /

(C)
A

Direct Coupled

In BC 148 transistor 'B' stands for:

(A)

41.

1:8

amplifier is used as vol_tage amplifier.

38.

39.

modulation

Signal to noise ratio can be improved by

(D) None ofthese

l.lVm

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43.

In a common emitter amplifier, the input and output signals are


(A)

goo

(B)

oo

(C)

180 ~

(D)

270

(B)

Tuned collector

44.

(C)
45.

48 .

Collpitt's
Crystal

.(D) Hartley

AVO meter is:

'

47.

out of phase.

Oscillator is used in radio receivers.


(A)

46.

in--~--

(A)

Voltmeter

(B)

(C)

Ammeter

(D) Multimeter

0A79 is a

Ohmmeter
c/'

diode.

(A)

Vatactor diode

(B)

(C)

Tunnel dioae

(D) Power diode

Signal diode /

The front end of a TV receiver is:


(A) .Tuner

(B) - Picture tube /

(C)

(D) Audio amplifier

Video amplifier

Channel bandwidth in TV as per CCIR System is:


v'

49.

50.

(A)

5MHz

(B)

6MHz

(C)

5.5MHz

(D)

7MHz

(B)

Loop antenna "

Type of antenna for TV receiver is:


(A)

Yagi antenna

(C)

Helical antenna

'

v0

(D) None of these

The duration of vertical blanking p'u lses i$:

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(A)

12 microseconds

(C)

18.72 milliseconds

<)

(B)

52 microseconds

(D)

1.28 milliseconds
A

51.

52.

The winding in yoke assembly is called:


(A)

Sine winding

(B)

Bifilar winding

(C)

Cosine winding

(D)

None of these

(B)

FM

Audio signal in TV transmission is:


(A)

AM

(C). Phase modulation


53.

54.

55.

56.

57.

58.

(D)

None of these

The vertical synchronizing pulses in TV occurs after every:


(A)

Scanning Line

(C)

Frame <./

. (B)

(D)

Field
None of these

In Class A amplifier the output current flows for

of input signal.
hal~ cycle

(A)

Half cycle

(B)

(C)

Full cycle /

(D) Less than half cycle

More than

Base number of Hexadecimal number is:


(A)

(C)

16

(B)

(D)

10

Unit of Resonant frequency is:


(A)

Hertz /

(B)

Farad

(C)

Henry

(D)

Ohm

Colour code for 82 n resistance is:


(A)

Grey, Red, Brown

(B)

Grey, Red, Black v

(C)

Grey, Red, Silver

(D)

Grey, Red, White

;rc 7486 is-- - - - g a t e .


(A)

NAND

(B)

NOR

(C)

X-OR /

(D)

NOT

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59.

gate is equivalent to two switches in series.


(A)

NOT

(B)

NOR

(C)

OR

(D)

AND /

(B)

NOT

60.

61.

is a universal gate.
(A)

AND

(C)

OR

. (D)

NAND v

The unit of electrical energy is:


(A)

Watts

(B)

KWH V"

(C)

Joule

(D)

Joules/sec

62.

are used to reduce ripples in power supply"circuits.


(A)

Amplifiers

(B)

Filters /

(C)

Oscillators

(D)

None 6f these

63. ' The transistor was invented by:


/

64.

65.

66,

(A)

John Bardeen

(C)

Faraday

( (B)
(D)

Edison

(B)

Resistance /

Reciprocal of conductance is:


(A)

Resistivity

(C)

Susceptance

- (D)

Impedance

Push Pull amplifier operates in:


(A)

Class A

(B)

class B /

(C)

Class C

(D)

None of these

(B)

2 ~/

(D)

None of these

A Flip-Flop
(A)

stable state.

(C) .No

67.

JL Beard

Varactor diodes are used in:

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(A)

Filter

(B) /Tuner

(C)

Rectifier

(D)

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Detector

68.

69.

The h,um in transformer is due to:


(A)

Hysteresis Loss / .

(B)

Eddy current loss

(C)

Copper Loss

(D)

None of these

The fastest logic family is:


(A)

RTL

(B)

TTL

(C)

ECL . /

(D)

DTL

(B)

Inverters

(D)

Rectifiers

70. Matched pair transistors are used in:

71.

72.

73.

74.

75.

76.

(A)

Oscillators , /

(C)

Comparators .

.)

The magnetic tapes are made up of:


Copper

(B)

(C)

Ferromagnetic material /

(D) .Silicon

Nickel

The gain of emitter follower is:


(A)

>1

(B)

(C)

<1

(D)

None of these

-k

The efficient method of speed control of ac motor is by using:


I

(A)

Triac-Diac

(B)

Diac-SCR

(C)

Triac- SCR

(D)

None of these

The decimal equivalent of (5B)16 is:


(A)

90

(B)

91 v

(C)

80

(D)

81

According to Boolean algebra, A+A= - - - (A)

(B)

(C)

A/

(D)

2A

(B)

5 MHz

(D)

8 MHz

.Clock frequency of 8085 microprocessor is: .

(A)

3MHz /

(C) . 4 MHz

(A)

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77.

78.

8051 microcontroller IC has ----,----- - - pms.


(A)

16

(B)

32

(C)

40 /

(D)

64

1 KB is

Bytes.

(A)

1000

(B)

1024 ./

(C)

1240

(D)

1200

79. The current gain of common collector amplifier is:

80.

81.

82.

83.

(A)

>1 /

(B)

<1

(C)

(D)

None of these

FET is a

'

controlled device.

(A)

Voltage

(C)

Power

(B) . Current
(D)

None of these

On January 20, 2014 the Govt. Of India awar.d ed the minority status to the:
(A)

Sikh Community

(B)

Jain Community

(C)

Parsi CommunitV

(D)

Buddha Com'inunity

Who inaugurated India's first monorail in Munibai?


(A)

Mallikarjun Kharge

(B)

Dr. Manmohan Singh

(C)

Pranav Mukherjee /

(D)

Prithviraj Chavan

Who was the recipient of Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for
2013?
(A) Luiz Inacio Lula. Da Silva /

(B) . Ela Ramesh Bhutt

(C)

(D) Angela Merkel

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84.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The winner of the Hero Hockey World League Final 2014:

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(A)

India

(B)

England

(C)

Netherlands

(D)

Newzealand

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85. Who {s the first to be chosen from the field of sports for the nation's highest civilian award
Bharat Ratna?

86.

.87.

'

(A)

Sachin Tendulkar Y

(B)

(C)

Sunil Gavaskar

(D) . M S Dhoni

Kapil Dev

The Venue of 55t.h 'Kerala State School Kalolsavam' is:


(A)

Palakkad /

(B)

Ernakulam

(C)

Ko~tayam

(D)

Malappuram

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is a mars orbiter launched in. to Earth Orbit on:
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88.

(A)

1 November 2013

(B)

5 November 2013 V

(C)

30 November 2013

(D)

28 October 2013

The Andaman groups of island is separated from the Nicobar gro-ups of island by:
(A)

8 degree channels

(C) 10 degree channels


89.

9 degree channels

(D)

11 degree channels

(B)

September 21

National Blood Donation Day is:

(A)

October 1

(C) March 24 ,/
90.

(B)

(D) April 7

Floppy Disc Was invented by:


(A)

Alan Shugart

(B)

(C) Tim Burners Lee

James T Russel

(D) Ray Tomlinson

9L 'Mahiti' is theE- governance Programme launched iQ the state:


(A)

(B)

Karnataka /

(C) Assam
92.

Kerala

(D)

Andra Pradesh

,r-.

<-t

The power to prorogue the Loksabha rest$ with:

(A)

The Speaker

(C)

The Prime Minister

(B)
(D)

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The President
The Vice President

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The headquarters ofKerala Forest Development Corporation Limited:


(A)

Pathanamthitta

(B)
/

.(C)
94.

95.

(D)

Idukki /

(A)

Andra Pradesh

(C)

Tainilnadu

Karnataka

(D)

Kerala

(B)

Pandit Karuppan

(D)

P N- Panicker

The Philosophy of Brahmananda Sivayogi is:


(A)

Siva Rajayogam

(B)

Rajayogam

(C)

Yogam

(D)

Yogakshemam

'Kuttamkulam samaram', a temple entry strugglewas related with:

(C)

99.

Kuriakose Elias Chavara

(A) ' Guruvayoor Temple

98.

(B)

Who introduced the system "A School along with every Church"?

(C)

97.

Kottayam

'Karagam' is a religious folk dance associated with the state:

(A) Poikayil Y ohannan

96.

Wayanad

Vaikam Temple .

(B)

Koodal Manikyam Temple

(D)

Thirunavaya Temple

Mudichoodan Perumal was the real name {)f:


(A)

Ayya Vaikunda Swamikal

(B)

'lJhycaud Ayya Guru

(C)

Dharma Raja

(D)

Vagbhatananda Guru

How many times Mahatma_Gandhi visited

Keral~?

(A)

2 times

(B)

(C)

4 times

(D) 5 times .

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100. Who was the last Chief Minister ofThiru- Kochi?

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(A)

T K Narayana Pillai

(B)

(C)

Panampilly Govinda Menon

(D) Pattam A Thanupi'U i

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