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90 MINUTES

1.

If the determinant of a matrix is zero then it is called a --------------------matrix.


A)
Symmetric
B)
Skewsymmetric
C)
Null
D)
Singular

2.

A square matrix A=[aij] is said to be Skew-Hermition if


A)
aij= -aji
B)
aij = aji
C)
aij = a ji*
D)
aij = -a ji*

3.

If
A)
C)

4.

If the function f (z) of a complex variable is analytical at all points within and on
the closed contour, C then which among the following statements is always true
A)
B)

, is a ----------------------- vector
Solenoidal
B)
Orthogonal
Convergent
D)
Unitary

C)

D)

None of the above

5.

The velocity of a fluid at any point is a --------------------- tensor of rank ------------A)


Covariant; 1
B)
Contravariant; 1
C)
Covariant; 2
D)
Contravariant; 2

6.

Electric current flowing through a circular coil is a tensor of rank --------------------.


A)
0
B)
1
C)
2
D)
None of the above

7.

The algebraic operation by which the rank of a tensor may be lowered by 2 is


known as --------------------.
A)
Folding
B)
Jacobian transformation
C)
Contraction
D)
Unitary transformation

8.

If F(t) is a function of t defined for all positive values of t (i.e. t>0), then the
Laplaces transform of F(t) denoted by L{F(t)} is defined by the expression --------A)
B)
C)

9.

D)

The period of the periodic function f(x) = 3 cos ( ) + 5 cos (2x) is


A)
C)

B)
D)

4
6

10.

A differential equation is given,

+ y- 2x=0.

Which of the following

attributes hold true for this differential equation?


A)
Second order
B)
Linear
C)
Partial
D)
Inhomogeneous
11.

A tensor of rank 3 in 3 dimensional space has ----- components


A)
3
B)
6
C)
9
D)
27

12.

The differential equation


A)
B)
C)
D)

is known as

Bessels equation
Legendre equation
Associated Legendre equation
Laguerre equation

13.

Which among the following statements is true?


A)
Non holonomic constraints can be expressed as an algebraic equation
connecting space and time coordinates
B)
Non holonomic constraints can be expressed a nonintegrable differential
equation
C)
Holonomic constraints can be expressed as an algebraic equation but not by
a differential equation
D)
Forces associated with a sclerenomous constraint can do work

14.

For a given Inductor-Capacitor (L-C) system, the generalized coordinated used is


the charge, q. Then, the product of generalized force multiplied by generalized
coordinate has the dimension of -----------A)
Voltage
B)
Capacitance
C)
Force
D)
Work

15.

The collective Lagrangian of two interacting systems is given by


A)
L1xL2x Vinteraction
B)
L1-L2+Vinteraction
C)
L1+L2-Vinteraction
D)
L1+L2+Vinteraction

16.

For an n particle system which is subjected to no holonomic constraints, the


Hamiltonian is defined by the relation
A)
B)
C)

17.

D)

Consider a rigid body formed by placing four particles at the corners of a square.
Find the number of degrees of freedom if there are no more holonomic constraints
imposed on the system other than the constraints of rigidity
A)
3
B)
9
C)
1
D)
6

18.

A fast top is one which has -----------A)


Slow precession and small nutation
B)
Fast precession and small nutation
C)
Fast precession and large nutation
D)
Slow precession and large nutation

19.

Cosmic ray muons have a speed of 0.998 c and a proper life time of 2.2 s.
However, they travel a distance greater than 10.4 km from high altitudes to reach
earths surface. This paradox can be explained by ---------A)
Time dilation with respect to a frame of reference fixed on the earths
surface
B)
Length contraction with respect to a frame of reference fixed on the earths
surface
C)
Length contraction with respect to a frame of reference fixed on the muon
D)
Both A and C

20.

Which among the following statements is true where the square bracket correspond
to Poissons bracket
A)
[qi, qj] = ij
B)
[qi, pj] = ij
C)
[pi, qj] = ij
D)
[qi, pi] = 0

21.

In Lagrangian formulation, the cyclic coordinates are eliminated from the


equations of motion by---------------A)
Rouths procedure
B)
Noethers theorem
C)
Variational principle
D)
Variable separation method

22.

The average motion of a wave packet agrees with the motion of the corresponding
classical particle. This is the statement of ------------------------- theorem
A)
Correspondence principle
B)
Complementarily theorem
C)
Ehrenfest theorem
D)
Uncertainty principle

23.

What is the expression for the position operator


representation?
A)
B)
C)

24.

in the momentum

D)

In quantum mechanics, the time dependent expectation value of a dynamical


variable q can be expressed as
A)
B)
C)
D)

25.

Zero point energy of a three dimensional isotropic linear harmonic energy is


given as
A)
B)
C)

D)

26.

For the ground state n=0, the probability of finding the linear harmonic oscillator is
maximum at
A)
Equilibrium position x=0
B)
At the turning points x = a
C)
Beyond the turning points, x> a
D)
At x= a/2

27.

Zeeman effect in Hydrogen atom can be quantum mechanically explained using


A)
Time dependent perturbation theory
B)
Time independent perturbation theory
C)
WKB approximation
D)
Both B and C

28.

Fermis Golden rule gives -------------------A)


Probability of scattering by an attractive potential
B)
Quantum mechanical tunneling probability
C)
Transition probability per unit time between continuum states
D)
Extend of energy level splitting during stark effect

29.

For orthogonal functions which are not normalized, which of the following
relations is true?
A)

B)

C)

D)

30.

Simultaneous eigenfunctions exist for two operators


A)
[
B)
[
C)
[
D)
[

31.

Which of the following statements are true?


A)
The sum of two Hermition operators is Hermition
B)
The product of two Hermition operators is Hermition only if they commute
C)
Hermition operators possesses real eigen values
D)
A, B and C are correct

32.

Schwartz inequality is stated as


A)
<>2 <> <>
C)
<>2 = <> <>

33.

B)
D)

Find the commutation relation [Ly,Lz]


A)
iLx
B)
-iLx

and

if

<>2 <> <>


<> <> <>

C)

D)

-iLz

34.

The Pauli spin operator


A)

has the matrix representation

B)

C)

D)

35.

In Heisenbergs formulation of quantum mechanics


A)
State vectors are time independent
B)
Operators are time dependent
C)
State vectors and operators are time dependent
D)
Both A and B are correct

36.

The statistics obeyed by phonons inside a crystal at low temperatures is


A)
Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics
B)
Fermi-Dirac statistics
C)
Bose-Einstein statistics
D)
None of the above

37.

Which among the following is an example of an extensive thermodynamic


variable?
A)
Temperature
B)
Pressure
C)
Volume
D)
Electric field intensity

38.

For each member of a microcanonical ensemble


A)
E, N and V are constants
B)
E, and V are constants
C)
T, N and V are constants
D)
T, and V are constants

39.

Which among the following is an example of a transition?


A)
Melting of a crystalline solid
B)
Formation of Bose condensate
C)
HeI He II transition
D)
Formation of Fermi condensate

40.

Which of the following relation(s) is/are correct?


A)
Helmholts free energy, F = E TS
B)
Enthalpy, E = E-pV
C)
Gibbs free energy, G = E-TS +pV
D)
Both A and C are correct

41.

Which among the following statement is correct during an adiabatic process?


A)
Temperature is a constant
B)
Entropy is a constant
C)
Volume is a constant
D)
Pressure is a constant

42.

A system in contact with a heat reservoir is statistically modeled by


A)
Microcanonical ensemble
B)
Canonical ensemble
C)
Grand canonical ensemble D)
Both A and B

43.

Which of the following parameters remain unchanged when laser light emitted
from a He-Ne laser passes from vacuum to flint glass
A)
Wavelength
B)
Frequency
C)
Speed
D)
Both frequency and speed

44.

Which among the following is never an attractive interaction


A)
Weak interaction
B)
Electromagnetic interaction
C)
Strong interaction
D)
Both A and C

45.

Spin quantum number for neutron is


A
B)
0

46.

47.

C)

Nuclear diameter is usually expressed in -----------A)


nm
B)

C)
pm
1 amu is equivalent to
A)
1.66054 x 10-27 kg
C)
1MeV

B)
D)

D)

3/2

D)

fm

931.49 MeV
Both A and B

48.

Elementary particles which are subjected to strong interactions as well as other


interactions are called
A)
Leptons
B)
Hadrons
C)
Neutrinos
D)
Both A and B

49.

Which among the following is a leptone?


A)
Alpha particle
B)
C)
Electron
D)

50.

Proton
Neutron

Two nuclear reactions are given. Identify the more efficient one
Reaction (1) 4 1H1 2He4 +2 1e0 +2 +20 MeV
Reaction (2) n + 92U235 42Mo98 + 54Xe136 + 2 n + 212 MeV
A)
B)
C)
D)

Reaction (2) is more efficient


Reaction (1) is more efficient
Both reactions are equally efficient
Cannot be said from the given data

51.

The disintegration constant, of a radioactive element is 0.0021 per day. Then the
half life and average life are respectively -------------- days and -------------days
A)
300 days and 432.9 days
B)
432.9 days and 300 days
C)
500 days and 329 days
D)
490 days and 100 days

52.

ESR spectrum is recorded in --------------region of the electromagnetic spectrum


A)
IR region
B)
-ray region
C)
Microwave region
D)
Radio frequency region

53.

Which of the following types of molecule will never give a rotational spectra?
A)
Symmetric top
B)
Asymmetric top
C)
Linear molecule
D)
Spherical top

54.

For a molecular vibration to be Raman active


A)
There should be a change in polarization
B)
There should be a change in polarizability
C)
Both A and B should be satisfied
D)
Vibration should be asymmetric

55.

Find the number of normal modes for CO2 molecule


A)
2
B)
3
C)
9
D)
None of the above

56.

Splitting of spectral lines in presence of an electric field is


A)
Zeeman effect
B)
Stark effect
C)
Mossbauer effect
D)
Meissner effect

57.

For S=, L=2, possible term symbols are


2
A)
D5/2
B)
2
C)
P5/2
D)

D3/2
Both A and B

58.

Mossbauer spectrum is recorded in ------------------- region of the electromagnetic


spectrum
A)
Radio frequency
B)
Infrared
C)
-ray
D)
Microwave

59.

Which among the following molecules obey principle of mutual exclusion


A)
CO2
B)
H2O
C)
CH4
D)
CH3Cl

60.

Which among the following can be explained by both classical theory and quantum
theory?
A)
Raman effect
B)
Photoelectric effect
C)
Black body spectrum
D)
Low temperature specific heat of solids

61.

Anomalous Zeeman effect occurs in presence of a


A)
Strong magnetic field
B)
Varying magnetic field
C)
Weak magnetic field
D)
Strong electric field

62.

Inelastic scattering of X-ray photons is called


A)
Raman effect
B)
Compton effect
C)
Characterestic X-ray emission
D)
Mosely effect

63.

Which is the correct statement for Laue condition for X-ray diffraction. Here
are respectively the incident wave vector, scattered wave vector and
reciprocal lattice vector?
A)
B)
C)

D)

A, B and C

64.

Which of the following theories predicts aT3 dependence for the variation of
specific heat capacity of a metal at very low temperatures?
A)
Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics
B)
Einsteins theory
C)
Debye theory
D)
Drude theory

65.

Which among the following is/are example(s) of direct band gap semiconductor(s)
A)
GaAs
B)
Si
C)
Ge
D)
Both B and C

66.

The forbidden energy gap of diamond is ----------------A)


0.7 eV
B)
1 eV
C)
0.01 eV
D)
None of the above

67.

The probability of occupancy of Fermi level at any temperature T > 0K is


A)
1
B)
0
C)
D)
<
if T<TF

68.

Temperature at which antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition occurs is called


A)
Curie temperature
B)
Neel temperature
C)
Curie-Weiss temperature
D)
Faraday temperature

69.

Working principle of SQUID is


A)
Meisner effect
C)
Type I superconductivity

B)
D)

Type II superconductivity
Josephson effect

70.

Substances such as bismuth which experience a very weak force of repulsion from
a magnet are called -------------- materials
A)
Ferromagnetic
B)
Diamagnetic
C)
Paramagnetic
D)
Antiferromagnetic

71.

Reciprocal lattice of a simple cubic lattice is


A)
Simple cubic
B)
bcc
C)
fcc
D)
blique

72.

Principle behind the working of an induction furnace is


A)
Joule heating
B)
Eddy currents
C)
Peltier effect
D)
Electromotive force

73.

Quality factor of a LCR circuit is


A)

B)

C)

D)

74.

The optical effects of an electromagnetic waves is due to


A)
Magnetic vector
B)
Electric vector
C)
Both electric and magnetic vectors
D)
None of the above

75.

In the case of propagation of an electromagnetic wave in a conducting medium,


which of the following statements is/are correct?
A)
The wave gets attenuated with penetration
B)
The vectors
are mutually perpendicular and
lags behind in
phase
C)
Energy flows in the direction of wave propagation but is damped off
exponentially
D)
A, B and C are correct

76.

For a TE mode propagating along the Z-direction in a rectangular wave guide,


which of the following statement is true?
A)
B)
C)
D)

77.

Modified form of Amperes circuital theorem is expressed as


A)
B)
C)

78.

79.

The Dalembertian operator

D)
stands for

A)

B)

C)

D)

For propagation through a wave guide which of the following statement(s) is/are
correct?
A)
TEM waves cannot be propagated along the axis
B)
TE01 mode exist while TE01 does not
C)
The phase velocity vg is greater than c, while guide velocity, vz is lesser
than c
D)
A, B and C are correct

80.

Which of the following error(s) happen due to the negligence of the person doing
the experiment?
A)
Systematic error
B)
Random error
C)
Gross error
D)
Both A and B

81.

Maximum efficiency of a full-wave rectifier is


A)
40.6%
B)
50%
C)
81.2 %
D)
70%

82.

Which among the following devices has a negative resistance region in the V-I
characteristics
A)
FET
B)
Zener diode
C)
LED
D)
Tunnel diode

83.

Fermi level in an n-type semiconductor is


A)
Just below the minima of the conduction band
B)
Just above the maxima of the valence band
C)
Within the conduction band
D)
At the exact centre of forbidden energy gap

84.

Hybrid parameter hie has the dimension of


A)
Admittance
B)
C)
Current
D)

Impedance
No dimension

85.

Which among the following configurations is used for impedance matching


A)
Common emitter configuration
B)
Common base configuration
C)
Common collector configuration
D)
Both A and B

86.

Find the 2s complement of 10001 2


A)
20002
B)
C)
01111
D)

01110
1000

87.

Find the decimal equivalent of the hexadecimal number 3C816


A)
96810
B)
98610
C)
36810
D)
13310

88.

According to De Morgans theorem, a bubbled AND gate is equivalent to a


A)
AND gate
B)
NAND gate
C)
Bubbled OR gate
D)
NOR gate

89.

Common mode rejection ratio for an ideal OPAMP is


A)
Zero
B)

C)
1

90.

D)

-1

When an OPAMP is connected as an integrator, the feedback element is


A)
Capacitor
B)
Resistor
C)
Diode
D) LC circuit

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91.

92.

A)

B)

C)

D)

Atomic packing factor for fcc structure is


A)
52%
B)
68%

C)

70%

D)

74%

93.

Moment of inertia of a thin circular disc of mass M and radius R about an axis
passing through its centre and perpendicular t its plane is
A)
MR2
B)
MR2
C)
MR2
D)
MR2

94.

Crystal structure of NaCl is


A)
BCC
B)

95.

and 7N16 are -------A)


Isotopes
C)
Isobars
8O

FCC

C)

Simple Cubic D)

Triclinic

16

B)
D)

Isotones
Mirror nuclei

96.

Maximum efficiency of a Class A power amplifier is


A)
10%
B)
25%
C)
50%
D)
75%

97.

Which of the following is true for Frequency modulation?


A)
Reception is limited by line of sight
B)
FM permits use of several independent transmitters on the same frequency
with negligible interference
C)
In FM there is a large decrease in noise and hence large S/N ratio
D)
A, B and C are correct

98.

The direct product of two tensors of rank N and M result in a new tensor of
rank = --------------A)
NxM
B)
N+M
C)
N if N>M and M if N<M
D)
N if N<M and M if N>M

99.

In mechanics, -------------------- leads to the law of conservation of angular


momentum
A)
Homogeneity of space
B)
Isotropy of space
C)
Homogeneity of flow of time
D)
None of the above

100.

At what temperature do the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales coincide?


A)
0
B)
32
C)
-32
D)

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