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BAJA SAE INDIA Test

Total duration (45 min)

Part I
General Automobile Knowledge
[1 mark each]
1. Which was the first car to be manufactured in India?
2. Arrange the car segments in increasing order their size (Saloon, Hatch back, Notchback, Estate,
SUV).
3. Which was the first Indian Electric Car?
4. XC 60 is an SUV of which Automobile Manufacturer?
5. Indian 2wheeler manufacturer HERO has recently collaborated with motorbike racing company
EBR. What is the full form of EBR?
6. What is the full form of BMW?
7. Baja SAE India is organized at NATRAX (under NATRiP). What is the full form of NATRiP?
8. Name the college and team who won BAJA SAE India 2007 event.
9. Contessa was the model of which Indian Automobile manufacturer?
10. What kind of transmission is used in Honda Activa?

PART II
Technical Automobile Knowledge
For 1st year students
Answer any 10 questions [3 marks each] : 1.
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What do you mean by ABS? Explain.


Why disk brakes are better than drum brakes?
What is the difference between all wheel drive and 4-wheel drive?
What do you mean by CVT? Explain.
You must have heard about V8 engine V6 engine. What is the significance and
importance of V?
What are the types of steering used in cars?
Why general passenger cars are Front wheel drive?
What do you mean by over steering and under steering of the vehicle? Explain
What is the function of catalytic converter in cars?
What is the function of Clutch? What is its alternative?
What significance of ratings on the tires (P215/65 R17)?

For 2nd year students and above: Answer any 5 questions [4 marks each]
1.
What do you mean by KERS? How does it work in automobiles?
2.
In cars, generally larger disk brake is used in the front while a smaller (or drum) at the rear.
Explain why?
3.
What do you mean by backpressure? What is its significance?
4.
What is the difference between a Sliding mesh and Constant mesh transmission?
5.
What are the advantages of Wishbone arm type suspension over Macpherson strut suspension?
6.
A tire has a rating of P138/60 R14 82H. Explain its significance.
Compulsory Question
Chose any 1 question and explain in 100 words (numerical /theoretical or diagrammatical): - [10 marks]

What kind of Transmission and drive train should be used in BAJA Vehicle? Explain with
reasons.

What should be done to make an efficient Space frame for BAJA vehicle? Explain with
reasons.

What are the different types of braking systems used in cars? How is handbrake (parking
brake)
actuated in cars? Explain any 2 ways.

What kind of suspension should be used in BAJA vehicle? Explain with reasons.

Explain the Ackerman and reverse Ackerman steering system in details.


Optional Question: What innovation should be done according to you in a Baja vehicle to make it more
strong, durable, light, powerful and ecofriendly keeping it cheaper in cost?