# Mining Engineering - MN 2013 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

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QUESTION: 1

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QUESTION: 2

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QUESTION: 3

### Mahatama Gandhi was known for his humility as

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QUESTION: 4 Which of the above underlined parts of the sentence is not appropriate?

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QUESTION: 5

Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the pair:
water: pipe::

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QUESTION: 6

Q. 6 to Q. 10 carry two marks each

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Velocity of an object fired directly in upward direction is given by V= 80 - 32 t, where t (time)
is in seconds. When will the velocity be between 32 m/sec and 64 m/sec?

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QUESTION: 7

In a factory, two machines M1 and M2 manufacture 60% and 40% of the autocomponents
respectively. Out of the total production, 2% of M1 and 3% of M2 are found to be defective. If a
randomly drawn autocomponent from the combined lot is found defective, what is the probability
that it was manufactured by M2?

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QUESTION: 8

Following table gives data on tourists from different countries visiting India in the year 2011. Which two countries contributed to the one third of the total number of tourists who visited India in
2011?

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QUESTION: 9

If |-2x + 9| = 3 then the possible value of |-x| - x2 would be:

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QUESTION: 10

All professors are researchers
Some scientists are professors
Which of the given conclusions is logically valid and is inferred from the above arguments

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QUESTION: 11

Q. 11 – Q. 35 carry one mark each.

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In the Coward flammability diagram, the respective percentages of methane and oxygen at the
nose limit are

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QUESTION: 12

If the transpose of a matrix is equal to its inverse, then the matrix is

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QUESTION: 13

In the Moh’s scale of hardness, the minerals in increasing sequence of hardness are

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QUESTION: 14

A ball of weight W is supported on smooth walls as shown in the following figure. R1 and R2 are
reactions from the walls 1 and 2. The free body diagram of the ball is represented by Solution:
QUESTION: 15

For a 25 mm diameter spherical charge, the maximum allowable charge length in cm is

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QUESTION: 16

Long-hole drilling with crater blasting is used for the construction of

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QUESTION: 17

Rill stoping method is a form of

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QUESTION: 18

Transit theodolite is a

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QUESTION: 19

Incubation period is NOT related to

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QUESTION: 20

The rotational speed and cutting velocity of a drill are 350 rpm and 71.50 m/min respectively. The
diameter of the rotary drill bit in mm is

(Note:  Correct answer will be updated soon. Temporary Marked A)

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QUESTION: 21

The pressure on a phreatic surface is

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QUESTION: 22

Events A and B are independent but NOT mutually exclusive. If the probabilities P(A) and P(B) are
0.5 and 0.4 respectively, then P(A ∪ B) is

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QUESTION: 23

Among the following options, the specific energy for rock-drilling is lowest in

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QUESTION: 24

Identify the correct statement for a ‘normal distribution’.

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QUESTION: 25

An emulsion explosive of specific gravity 1.25 is used for blasting in an iron ore formation having
P-wave velocity of 3000 m/s and specific gravity of 3.20. For an explosive impedance to rock
impedance ratio of 0.5, the desired velocity of detonation of the explosive in m/s is

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QUESTION: 26

The number of ways in which the letters in the word MINING can be arranged is

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QUESTION: 27

Under standard temperature and pressure conditions the theoretical maximum height in m to which
water can be lifted using an air-lift pump is

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QUESTION: 28

In a belt conveyor system, function of the snub pulley is to

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QUESTION: 29

In the following figure, the coefficient of kinetic friction between the trolley and the surface is 0.04.
When the block is released from rest, the acceleration of the trolley in m/s2 becomes Solution:
QUESTION: 30

Two meshing spur gear wheels of Module 6 have 24 and 42 teeth. The distance in mm between the
centres of the gear wheels is

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QUESTION: 31

In an experiment to study coal dust explosibility, it is found that at least 3.0 g of limestone dust
should be added to a sample of 2.0 g of coal dust to ensure that propagation of flame does not take
place. The explosibility factor of coal dust is

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QUESTION: 32

A 20 m steel tape used in a mine survey is found to be 20 cm short when compared with a standard
tape. If the measured volume of a dump using the tape is 4000 m3, its actual volume in m3 is

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QUESTION: 33

A mine worker inhales normal air; whereas, the exhaled air contains 16.65% O2 and 3.83% CO2.
The respiratory quotient of breathing for the worker is

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QUESTION: 34

Block economic values in Lakhs of Rupees for a section of a block economic model are shown
below. At a permissible slope angle of 1:1, the optimum pit value of the section in Lakhs of Rupees is

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QUESTION: 35

The boundary of a mine is plotted on a scale of 1:2000. If a planimeter measures the plotted area as
58 cm2, the actual mine area in m2 is

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*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 36

Q. 36 to Q. 65 carry two marks each.

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For a shrinkage stope the following data values are given Solution:
*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 37

In an experiment to determine specific gravity of a soil sample, the following data is obtained: The specific gravity of the sample is __________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 38

A cylindrical rock specimen of diameter 54 mm has Young’s modulus of 68.97 GPa and Poisson’s
ratio of 0.35. The rock specimen fails in uniaxial compression at a lateral strain of 0.01%. The axial
load at failure in kN is __________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 39

An open belt drive connects two pulleys on parallel shafts that are 3.6 m apart as shown in the
figure. The diameters of the pulleys are 2.4 m and 1.6 m. The angle of contact on the smaller pulley
in degrees is __________ Solution:
*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 40

A two tonne mine car is released from the top of an incline at a height of 3 m as shown in the
figure. The mine car travels 45 m along the inclined track and another 85 m along the horizontal
track before coming to rest. The specific rolling resistance of the car in N/tonne is ____________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 41

A surface miner with 2.0 m cutting drum width excavates coal in windrowing mode from a bench
with effective face length 200 m. The cutting speed of the surface miner is 10 m/min and the
cutting depth 25 cm. The density of coal is 1.4 tonne/m3. If the average turning time of the machine
at the face end is 5 min, the rate of production in tonne/hour becomes ____________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 42

A core sample of a rock, having diameter 54 mm and length 108 mm, is subjected to axial loading.
If the axial strain and Poisson’s ratio are 2000 x 10-6 and 0.28 respectively, the value of
volumetric strain , represented in micro-strain is ___________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values
QUESTION: 43

A flat bauxite deposit has thickness of 10 m with an average density of 2200 kg/m3. The grade
values and the sample coordinates are as shown in the table. To carry out reserve estimation using
triangular method, the triangles are constructed as shown in the figure. The alumina content in million tonnes, in the region comprising the three triangles is _________

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QUESTION: 44

If the following linear system of equations has non-trivial solutions the value of p is

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QUESTION: 45

A bucket wheel excavator with 20 buckets of capacity 0.5 m3 each, rotates at 5 rev/min. The bucket
fill factor is 80%. The excavator loads on to 1200 mm wide belt conveyor. The cross-section area
(m2) of the material on the belt is 0.1B2, where B is the belt width in m. The minimum speed of the
belt in m/s to avoid spillage of material is

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QUESTION: 46

A simplex tableau shown below is generated during the maximization of a linear programming
problem using simplex method After one iteration, the value of the objective function becomes

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QUESTION: 47

The value of Solution:
QUESTION: 48

Given the following, the correct match is

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QUESTION: 49

Given the following, the correct match is

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QUESTION: 50

Given the following, the correct match is

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QUESTION: 51

Four psychrometric processes P, Q, R and S are shown in the psychrometric chart below. These processes respectively represent

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QUESTION: 52

Given the following differential equation the general solution is

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QUESTION: 53

Given the following, the correct match is

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QUESTION: 54

Given the following, the correct match is

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QUESTION: 55

A sub-critical subsidence profile is shown in the figure below. The points A, B, C, and D represent
respectively the points of Solution:
QUESTION: 56

The uniaxial compressive strength of a limestone sample is 80 MPa. The sample is confined at a
pressure of 20 MPa in a triaxial compressive strength test. Based on Hoek-Brown failure criteria
the maximum principal stress at failure in MPa is
(consider rock constants as m = 7.88, s = 1.0 and a = 0.5)

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QUESTION: 57

A wire of length L is cut into two pieces to construct a circle and an equilateral triangle such that
the combined area is minimum. The length of the wire used to construct the circle is

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QUESTION: 58

Common Data for Questions 58 and 59:

Pressure characteristic of a mine fan is given by, P = -0.06Q2 + 400, where P is the pressure in Pa and Q
the quantity in m3/s. The resistance of the mine is 0.19 Ns2/m8.

Q.

The mine quantity in m3/s is

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QUESTION: 59

Pressure characteristic of a mine fan is given by, P = -0.06Q2 + 400, where P is the pressure in Pa and Q
the quantity in m3/s. The resistance of the mine is 0.19 Ns2/m8.

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An identical fan is installed in the mine to operate in series with the existing fan. The new mine
quantity in m3/s is

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QUESTION: 60

Common Data for Questions 60 and 61:
The following observations are taken during a closed traverse. Q.

The closing error of the traverse in mm is

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QUESTION: 61

Common Data for Questions 60 and 61:
The following observations are taken during a closed traverse. Q.

The reduced bearing of the closing error in degrees is

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QUESTION: 62

Economic analysis of an iron ore deposit reveals that the net value of the ore is related to the grade mined as shown in the table.

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Assuming linear relationship between the net value and grade, the break-even cut-off grade
in % Fe is

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QUESTION: 63

Economic analysis of an iron ore deposit reveals that the net value of the ore is related to the grade mined
as shown in the table. Q.

Assuming that the grade follows normal distribution with mean 62.7%, and standard deviation
10.0% (A portion of the standard normal distribution table is given below), the percentage of waste in the deposit based on the break-even cut-off grade is

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QUESTION: 64

A 4.6 m wide vein dipping at 800 is mined by horizontal cut-and-fill stoping method. The fill is to be
placed in the stope along the length of 46 m and to a height of 3.0 m. If the specific weight of the fill
material is 15.86 kN/m3 and the porosity is 35%, under fully saturated conditions.

Q.

the volume of water in the fill in m3 is

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QUESTION: 65

A 4.6 m wide vein dipping at 800 is mined by horizontal cut-and-fill stoping method. The fill is to be
placed in the stope along the length of 46 m and to a height of 3.0 m. If the specific weight of the fill
material is 15.86 kN/m3 and the porosity is 35%, under fully saturated conditions

Q.

the mass of solids in saturated fill in tonnes is

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