The equation 2x +
3 x
= 9 has :
(A) Two real roots and one imaginary roots (B) One real & one imaginary
(C) Two imaginary roots (D) Two real roots
2. Rahul and Sameer solved a quadratic equation while solving it, Rahul made a mistake in the constant term
and obtained the roots as 5, 3. Where as sameer made a mistake in the coefficient of x and obtained the
roots as 1, 3. The correct roots of quadratic equation are :
(A) 1, 3 (B) 1, 3 (C) 1, 3 (D) 1, 1
3. If f(x) = ax
2
+ bx + c, g(x) = ax
2
+ bx + c, where ac = 0, then f(x).g(x) = 0, has :
(A) at least three real roots (B) no real roots
(C) at least two real roots (D) two real roots and two imaginary roots
4. If a
3
= b
3
and a = b, then the sum of the roots of equation x
2
(a
2
+ ab + b
2
) x + k = 0 is equal to :
(A) 0 (B) k (C) a
2
(D) b
2
5. The number of roots satisfying the equation
x 5
= x
x 5
is/are :
(A) 1 (B) 3 (C) 2 (D) 4
6. The possible values of the coefficient a for which x
2
+ ax + 1 = 0 and x
2
+ x + a = 0 have at least one
common root are :
(A) a = 1 & 2 (B) a = 1 & 2 (C) a = 1 & 2 (D) a = 1 & 2
7. If 4
a 5 + b
= 2
a + b
2
b
2
a 4
63, then find the sum of a and b.
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5
8. (2x
2
+ 3x + 5)
1/2
+ (2x
2
+ 3x + 20)
1/2
= 15, therefore x is :
(A)

.

\

3
8
(B)

.

\

5
14
(C) 4 &

.

\

2
11
(D) 4
9. Find the sum of the series
) 7 3 (
1
+
) 11 7 (
1
+
) 15 11 (
1
+ .....
(A)
3
1
(B)
6
1
(C)
12
1
(D)
24
1
10. The roots of the equation 12x
2
+ mx + 5 = 0 will be in the ratio 3 : 2, if m equals :
(A)
12
1
(B)
10
12 5
(C)
12
10 5
(D) 10 5
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11. What is the maximum possible value of
y
x
for which (x 2)
2
= 9 and (y 3)
2
= 25 ?
(A)
2
1
(B)
8
5
(C)
8
1
(D)
2
5
12. The set {x : (x 3)(x 5) > 0} is equal to :
(A) {x : 3 < x < 5} (B) {x : x < 3} {x : x < 5}
(C) {x : x < 3} (x : x > 5} (D) none of these
13. If A is the set of all integral multiples of 3 and B is the set of all integral multiples of 5, then A B is the
set of all integral multiples of :
(A) 3 + 5 (B) 5 3 (C) GCD (3, 5) (D) LCM (3, 5)
14. If A has 3 elements and B has 6 elements, then the minimum number of elements in A B is :
(A) 3 (B) 6 (C) 9 (D) 18
15. If the sets A and B are defined as
A =
( )
)
`
e = = R x 0 ,
x
1
y ; y , x
, B = ( ) { } R x , x y ; y , x e = , then
(A)
A B A =
(B)
B B A =
(C)  = B A (D) None of these
16. Out of 800 boys in a school, 224 played cricket, 240 played hockey and 336 played basketball. Of the
total, 64 played both basketball and hockey ; 80 played cricket and basketball and 40 played cricket and
hockey 24 player all the three games. The number of boys who did not play any game is
(A) 128 (B) 216 (C) 240 (D) 160
17. If a
2
+ b
2
+ c
2
= 1, then which of the following cannot be a value of (ab + bc + ca) ?
(A) 0 (B)
2
1
(C)
4
1
(D) 1
18.
1 3 2 1 3
3 3
x y ) xy ( y x
y x
+ +
(A) x + y (B) y x (C)
x
1
y
1
(D)
x
1
+
y
1
19. If a
1/3
+ b
1/3
+ c
1/3
= 0, then :
(A) a + b + c = 0 (B) a + b + c = 3abc (C) a
3
+ b
3
+ c
3
= 0 (D) (a + b + c)
3
= 27abc
20. In a group of 500 people, 200 can speak Hindi alonewhile only 125 can speak English alone. The number
of people who can speak both Hindi and English is :
(A) 175 (B) 325 (C) 300 (D) 375
1. In the given figure, calculate the measure of POR ; where O is the center of the circle.
(A) 120 (B) 140 (C) 80 (D) 60
2. In the given figure, the value of x is :
(A) 30 (B) 40 (C) 45 (D) 60
3. What is the value of d in the given figure ?
(A) 150 (B) 60 (C) 105 (D) 90
4. ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral such that ADB = 30 and DCA = 80. Find the value of DAB.
(A) 70 (B) 100 (C) 120 (D) 150
5. It is given that AB and AC are the equal sides of an isosceles ABC, in which an equilateral DEF is
inscribed. As shown in the figure, BFD = a and ADE = b, and FEC = c. Then :
D E
A
B
F
C
a
b
c
(A) a =
2
c b
(B) b =
2
c a
(C) c = 2a + 2b (D) a =
3
c b
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6. In a rightangled triangle, the product of two sides is equal to the half of the square of the third side, i.e.
hypotenuse. One of the acute angles may be
(A) 60 (B) 30 (C) 45 (D) 15
7. In the given parallelogram ABCD, if 3(BE) = 2(DC) and the area of DQC is 36 square unit, then find
the area of BQE (sq. unit) :
A E B
Q
C D
(A) 16 (B) 20 (C) 24 (D) 18
8. In the following figure, if MN  BC, MN divides the triangle into two equal parts, then the value of the ratio
of MA and AB will be :
M N
A
B C
(A)
2
(B)
2
1
(C)
2
1 2
(D)
2
1 2
9. In the given triangle ABC, points P, Q and R divide the sides BC, CA and AB in the ratios 1 : 2, 3 : 2 and
3 : 2 respectively. Find the ratio of the area of quadrilateral ARPQ to the area of the triangle ABC.
A
R
B
P
Q
C
(A)
15
7
(B)
3
2
(C)
5
2
(D)
75
38
10. As shown in the figure, OD = 36 cm, OA = 20 cm and AB = 25 cm. Find the length of chord BC.
B C
A
D
36
25
20
O
(A) 48 cm (B) 68 cm (C) 56 cm (D) 63 cm
11. Two circles of radius r and centres O
1
and O
2
are moved towards one another and AB is the common
chord. The line joining O
1
O
2
when extended meets the circumference of one of circles at P. What is the
maximum possible area of APB ?
O
1
O
2
A
B
P
(A) r
2
(B)
3
4
r
2
(C)
4
3 3
r
2
(D) 2r
2
12. P and Q are the points on the side BC, R and S are on the side CA, and T is on the side AB of a
ABC such that P and Q trisect BC, and CR : RS : SA = 1 : 1 : 2. T bisects AB. If area of the triangle
ABC = M sq. units, the area of pentagon PQRST is :
(A)
3
M
(B)
4
M
(C)
3
M 2
(D)
2
M
13. RM is the direct common tangent to the circles with centres C
1
and C
2
. Points C
1
, P, Q, C
2
K and N are
six distinct points on the same straight line. The radii of both the circles are integral multiples of a cm
and radius of the circle with C
1
as the center is greater than that of the circle with C
2
as the center. If
PQ = 2cm and RM = 8 cm, then find the length of KN.
C
1 C
2
K Q P
M
R
N
(A)
5
9
(B) 3 cm (C)
4
11
(D) 2 cm
14. The inscribed circle of right angled triangle ABC touches the sides AB, BC and CA at D, E and F
respectively. If AD = 6 cm and BE = 5 cm, then find the length of AC.
A
D
F
E B
C
5
6
(A) 59 cm (B) 57 cm (C) 55 cm (D) 61 cm
15. In PQR, PQ = PR, S and T are points on PR and PQ respectively such that RQ = QS = ST = TP.
PTS equals :
P
T
S
R Q
(A)
7
(B)
7
2
(C)
7
3
(D)
7
5
16. In the figure, AB and CD are diameters of the circle. AB is perpendicular to CD and chord DF intersects
AB at E. If DE = 6 units and EF = 2 units, then the area of the circle is :
C
F
B
O
A
D
E
(A) 32 (B) 22 (C) 36 (D) 24
17. In the adjoining figure, ABCD is a parallelogram. AD is parallel to FE and
FB
AF
is
3
2
then find
GD
BG
.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
(A)
5
3
(B)
8
3
(C)
2
1
(D)
5
2
18. Consider the rectangle ABCD as shown, E is a point on CD su ch that AE = 3 unit, BE = 4 unit and
AE BE. The area of rectangle ABCD is :
A
D
C
B
3
4
E
(A) 8 sq. unit (B) 10 sq. unit (C) 12 sq. unit (D) 14 sq. unit
1. A cow is tied by a rope to one of the vertices of a square of side 14cm. The length of the rope is 7 cm.
What percentage of the field is grazed by the cow ?
(A) 15% (B) 25% (C) 18% (D) 19.6%
2. A solid sphere is cut into 16 identical with 5 cuts. What is the percentage increase in the combined total
surface area of all the pieces over that of the original sphere ?
(A) 350% (B) 150% (C) 200% (D) 250%
3. There is a cage in hemisphereshape in which a canary sleeps at the centre of the base. It wakes up,
flies to the topmost point in the cage, then in a straight line to the cage door at the intersection of the
curved surface and the base. It covers a total distance of 241 yards. Find out the approximate radius of
the hemispheric cage.
(A)120.5 yards (B) 140 yards (C) 50 yards (D) 100 yards
4. If the perimeter of a rectangle is p and its diagonal is d, then the difference between the length and width
of the rectagle is
(A)
2
p d 8
2 2
(B)
2
p d 8
2 2
(C)
2
p d 6
2 2
(D)
4
p d 8
2 2
5. On a square kilometre land, 2 cm of rain has fallen. Assuming that 50% fo the raindrops could have
been collected and contained in a pool having a (100 10) m
2
base, find to what level the water level in
the pool has increased. (You have to assume that base of the pool is horizontal.
(A) 9.86 m (B) 15 m (C) 10 m (D) 20 m
6. A large solid sphere is melted and moulded to form identical right circular cones wih base radius and
height same as the radius of the sphere. One of these cones is melted and moulded to from a smaller
solid sphere. What is the ratio of the surface area of the smaller sphere to the surface area of the larger
sphere ?
(A) 1 : 3
4/3
(B) 1 : 2
3/2
(C) 1 : 3
3/2
(D) 1 : 2
4/3
7. A closed wooden box measures externally 9 cm long, 7 cm broad and 6 cm high. If the thickness of the
wood is half a centimetre, find the capacity of the box.
(A) 278 cm
3
(B) 215 cm
3
(C) 224 cm
3
(D) 240 cm
3
8. An equilateral triangle of side 6 cm is cut into smaller equilateral triangle of side 2 cm. What is the
greatest number of the smaller triangles that can be formed ?
(A) 9 (B) 6 (C) 12 (D) 15
9. A goat is tied at A, one of the vertices of a building which is in the shape of an equilateral triangular
prism. The length of each side of the building is 6 cm. The length of the rope to which the goat is tied
with is 12m. There is a huge lawn on the unshaded part of the compound. What is the area of the lawn
that the goat can graze on ? (Figure shows the view from the top.)
A
(A) 144 (B) 128 (C) 84 (D) 60
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10. The diameter of a circle is 10 cm. The radius of this circle is taken as a diameter and another circle is
drawn. A third circle is drawn with the radius of the second circle as its diameter. This process is
repeated n times until the diameter of the nth circle is less than 0.01 cm. What is the value of n ?
(A) 9 (B) 10 (C) 11 (D) 12
11. Let A
0
A
1
A
2
A
3
A
4
A
5
be a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle of unit radius.Then the product of
the lengths of the line segments A
0
A
1
, A
0
A
2
& A
0
A
4
is:
(A)
4
3
(B) 3 3 (C) 3 (D)
2
3 3
12. Two cylinders of same volume have their heights in the ratio 1 : 3, find the ratio of their radii
(A)
3
: 1 (B)
2
: 1 (C)
5
: 2 (D) 2 :
5
13. If the radii of the ends of a bucket, 45 cm high are 28 cm, and 7 cm, determine it's surface area.
(A) 555 cm
2
(B) 545.50 cm
2
(C) 561.49 cm
2
(D) 567.49 cm
2
14. The height of a cone is 30 cm. A small cone is cut off at the top by a plane parallel to the base. If its
volume be
27
1
of the volume of the given cone, then the height above the base at which section has
been made is
(A) 10 cm (B) 15 cm (C) 20 cm (D) 25 cm
15. If h be the height and the semi vertical angle of a right circular cone, then its volume is given by 
(A)
3
1
h
3
tan
2
(B)
3
1
h
2
tan
2
(C)
3
1
h
2
tan
3
(D)
3
1
h
3
tan
3
16. The slant height of a cone is increased by P%. If radius remains same, the curved surface area is increased by
(A) P% (B) P
2
% (C) 2 P% (D) None
17. A hollow spherical ball whose inner radius is 4 cm is full of water. Half of the water is transferred to a conical cup
and it completely filled the cup. If the height of the cup is 2 cm, then the radius of the base of cone in cm is :
(A) 4 (B) 8 (C) 8 (D) 16
18. A square and an equilateral triangle are inscribed incircle of radius 2007 cm. The ratio of the squares of
their sides is
(A) 2 : 3 (B) 3 : 2 (C) 3 : 4 (D) 4 : 3
19. In the diagram ABC is right angled at C. Also M, N and P are the mid points of sides BC, AC and
AB, respectively. If the area of APN is 2 sq. cm, then the area of ABC, in sq. cm is :
(A) 8 (B) 12 (C) 16 (D) 4
20. Two circles occupy the positions shown with respect to the two squares. The two circles are each
inscribed in their square and the small square is inscribed in the large circle. What is the difference
in the areas of the two shaded regions if the small square has sides which measure 8 cm ?
(A) 8 2 (B) 16 4 (C) 32 8 (D) 64 16
1. The number of zeros at the end of the product of the expression 10 100 1000 10000
....10000000000 is :
(A) 10 (B) 100 (C) 50 (D) 55
2. Find the unit digit of the product of all the odd prime numbers.
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 5 (D) 7
3. A leading chocolate producing company produces abc chocolates per hour (abc is a three digit positive
number). In how many hours it will produce abcabc chocolates ?
(A) abc (B) 101 (C)1001 (D) cant be determined
4. Total number of factors of the expression 62
3
54
3
8
3
is :
(A) 60 (B) 62 (C) 46 (D) cant be determined
5. A number p is such that it is divisible by 7 but not by 2. Another number q is divisible by 6 but not by 5,
then the following expression which necessarily be an integer is :
(A)
42
q 6 p 7
(B)
71
q 6 p 5
(C)
42
q 7 p 6
(D) none of these
6. If 22
3
+ 23
3
+ 24
3
+ .. + 87
3
+ 88
3
is divided by 110 then the remainder will be :
(A) 55 (B) 1 (C) 0 (D) 44
7. If (x 5)(y + 6)(z 8) = 1331, then the minimum value of x + y + z is :
(A) 40 (B) 3 (C) 19 (D) not unique
8. The quotient when L.C.M. is divided by the H.C.F. of a G.P. with first term a and common ratio r is :
(A) r
n 1
(B) r
n
(C) a
1
r
n2
(D) (r
n
1)
9. Number of pairs of positive integers which satisfy the equation
b
a
1
b
1
a
= 11 where a + b 100
(A) 6 (B) 7 (C) 8 (D) 9
10. Convert (231)
8
into decimal system :
(A) 163 (B) 153 (C) 123 (D) 113
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11. The expression
2 . 1
1
+
3 . 2
1
+
4 . 3
1
+ ...+
) 1 n ( n
1