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QUESTION: 1

**Q 1- 5 Carry one mark each.**

**Q.**

Choose the appropriate word/ pharase , out of the four options given below, to complete the following sentence:

apparent lifelessness ___________________ dormant life.

Solution:

QUESTION: 2

Fill in te blank with the correct idiom/ pharase.

That boy from the worn was a ___________________ in the sleepy village.

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QUESTION: 3

Choose the statement where underlined word is used correctly.

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QUESTION: 4

Tanya is older than Eric.

Cliff is polder than Tanya

Eric is older than cliff.

If the first two statements are true, then the third statement is :

Solution:

QUESTION: 5

Five teams have to compete in a league, with every team playing every other team exactly once, before going to the next round. How many matches will have to be held to completer the league round of matches?

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QUESTION: 6

**Q No 6 - 10 carry Two marks each**

**Q.**

Select the appropriate option in place of underlined part of the sentnce.

__" Increased productivity necessary "__ reflects greater efforts made by the employee.

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QUESTION: 7

Given below are two statements followed by two conclusions. Assuming these statements to be true, decide which one logically follows.

Statements:

I. No manager is leader.

II All leaders are executives.

**Conclusions:**

I No manager is an executive

II No executive is a manager.

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 8

In the given figure angle is a right angle, PS:QS= 3:1, RT: QT=5:2 and PU: UR = 1:1. if area of triangle QTS is 20 cm^{2}. then the area of triangle PQR in cm^{2 }is ________________.

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 9

Right triangle PQR is to be constructed in the xy- plane so that the right angle is at P and line PR is parallel to the x-axis. The x and y coordinates of P,Q, and R are to be integers that satisfy the inequalities -4x5 and 6 y 16. How many diffrent triangles could be constructed with these properties ?

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QUESTION: 10

A coin is tossed thrice. Let X be the event that head occurs in each of the first two tosses. Let Y be the event that a tail occurs on the third toss. Let Z be the event that two tails occur in three tosses. Based on the above information, which one of the following statements is TRUE?

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 11

**Q. 11 – Q. 35 carry one mark each.**

**Q.**

Let T : R^{4} → R^{4} be a linear map defined by

Then the rank of T is equal to _________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 12

Let M be a 3 x 3 matrix and suppose that 1, 2 and 3 are the eigenvalues of M. If

for some scalar α 0, then α is equal to ___________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 13

Let M be a 3 x 3 singular matrix and suppose that 2 and 3 are eigenvalues of M. Then the number

of linearly independent eigenvectors of M_{3} + 2 M +I_{3 }is equal to _________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 14

Let M be a 3 x 3 matrix such that and suppose that for

some . Then | α| is equal to _______

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 15

Let be defined by

Then the function *f* is

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 16

Consider the power series

The radius of convergence of the series is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 17

Let C={zC : |z-i|=2} . then is equal to ____________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 18

Let is equal to ___________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 19

Let the random variable X have the distribution function

Then P(2X<4) is equal to ___________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 20

Let X be a random variable having the distribution function

Then E(X) is equal to _________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 21

In an experiment, a fair die is rolled until two sixes are obtained in succession. The probability that

the experiment will end in the fifth trial is equal to

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QUESTION: 22

Let x_{1} = 2.2, x_{2} = 4.3, x_{3} = 3.1, x_{4} = 4.5, x_{5} = 1.1 and x_{6} = 5.7 be the observed values of a

random sample of size 6 from a U(θ - 1, θ + 4) distribution, where θ ∈ (0, ∞) is unknown. Then

a maximum likelihood estimate of θ is equal to

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QUESTION: 23

Let be the open unit disc in with boundary is the solution of the Dirichlet problem

then u(1/2,0) is equal to

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 24

Let c ∈ Z_{3} be such that is a field. Then c is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 25

Let Then V is

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*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 26

Let be defined by is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 27

Let _{1}be the usual topology on R. Let _{2} be the topology on R generated by

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QUESTION: 28

Let X be a connected topological space such that there exists a non-constant continuous function

f : X → R, where R is equipped with the usual topology. Let f(X) = { f(x): x ∈ X}. Then

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QUESTION: 29

Let d_{1} and d_{2} denote the usual metric and the discrete metric on R, respectively. Let be defined by f(x) = x, x ∈ R. Then

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 30

If the trapezoidal rule with single interval [0, 1] is exact for approximating the integral

then the value of c is equal to ________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 31

Suppose that the Newton-Raphson method is applied to the equation with an

initial approximation x_{o} sufficiently close to zero. Then, for the root x = 0, the order of convergence of the method is equal to _________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 32

The minimum possible order of a homogeneous linear ordinary differential equation with real constant coefficients having x^{2 }sin (x) as a solution is equal to _______

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 33

The Lagrangian of a system in terms of polar coordinates (r,θ) is given by

where m is the mass, g is the acceleration due to gravity and denotes the derivative of s with

respect to time. Then the equations of motion are

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 34

If y(x) satisfies the initial value problem

then y(2) is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 35

It is known that Bessel functions J_{n}(x). for n 0, satisfy the identity

for all t > 0 and xR. The value of is equal to _________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 36

**Q. 36 – Q. 65 carry two marks each.**

**Q.**

Let X and Y be two random variables having the joint probability density function

Then the conditional probability is equal to

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 37

Let Ω = (0,1] be the sample space and let be a probability function defined by

Then P({1/2}) is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 38

Let X_{1}, X_{2} and X_{3} be independent and identically distributed random variables with E(X_{1}) =0 and is defined through the conditional expectation

then is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 39

Let X ∼ Poisson(λ), where λ> 0 is unknown. If δ(X) is the unbiased estimator of is equal to ___________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 40

Let X_{1,}, … , X_{n} be a random sample from N(μ,1) distribution, where For testing the null

hypothesis H_{o }:μ=0 against the alternative hypothesis consider the critical region

R

where c is some real constant. If the critical region R has size 0.025 and power 0.7054, then the

value of the sample size n is equal to ___________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 41

Let X and Y be independently distributed central chi-squared random variables with degrees of

freedom m(3) and n(3) respectively. If E(X/Y) =3 and m+n =14 then E(Y/X ) is equal to

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 42

Let X_{1}, X_{2}, … be a sequence of independent and identically distributed random variables with for n= 1, 2,…,, then is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 43

Let be a solution of the initial value problem

Then *f(1)* is equal to

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 44

Let be the solution of the initial value problem

Then u(2,2) is equal to ________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 45

Let be a subspace of the Euclidean space R^{4}. Then the

square of the distance from the point (1,1,1,1) to the subspace W is equal to _______

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 46

Let T : R^{4} → R^{4 }be a linear map such that the null space of T is

and the rank of (T-4I_{4}) is 3. If the minimal polynomial of T is x(x-4)^{α}. then α is equal to _______

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 47

Let M be an invertible Hermitian matrix and let x,y R be such that x^{2 }<4y. then

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QUESTION: 48

Let Then the number

of elements in the center of the group G is equal to

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 49

The number of ring homomorphisms from is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 50

Let and be two polynomials in

Q [x]. Then, over Q,

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 51

Consider the linear programming problem

Then the maximum value of the objective function is equal to ______

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 52

Let . Under the usual metric on R^{2},

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QUESTION: 53

Let . Then H

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QUESTION: 54

Let V be a closed subspace of be given by f(x) =x and g(x) = x^{2}. if ^{ } and pg is the orthogonal projection of g on V, then

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 55

Let p(x) be the polynomial of degree at most 3 that passes through the points (-2,12), (-1,1), (0.2) and (2,-8). Then the coefficient of x^{3 } in p(x) is equal to _____________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 56

If, for some α,β R the integration formula

holds for all polynomials p(x) of degree at most 3, then the value of

3(α-β)^{2 }is equal to _____.

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 57

Let y(t) be a continuous function on (0, ∞) whose Laplace transform exists. If y(t) satisfies

then y(1) is equal to _______

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 58

Consider the initial value problem

if y(x) → 0 as x→ 0^{+, }then α is equal to ______________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 59

Define by

Then

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 60

Consider the unit sphere and the unit normal vector

at each point (x,y,z) on S. The value of the surface integral

is equal to _______

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 61

Let

Define Then the minimum value of f on D is equal to ________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 62

Let Then there exists a non-constant analytic function f on D such that for all n = 2, 3, 4, …

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 63

Let be the Laurent series expansion of in the annulus 3/2 <|z| <5 . Then a_{1}/a_{2 }is equal to _________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

Solution:

*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 64

The value of is equal to __________

**(Important : you should answer only the numeric value)**

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QUESTION: 65

Suppose that among all continuously differentiable functions y(x), x R with y(0) =0 and y(1) = 1/2, the function y_{0}(x) minimizes the functional

then y_{o }(1/2) is equal to

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