Page 1 CS? GATE Paper 2009 Q. No. 1 – 20 Carry One Mark Each 1. Which one of the following in NOT necessarily a property of a Group? (A) Commutativity (B) Associativity (C) Existence of inverse for every element (D) Existence of identity 2. What is the chromatic number of an n-vertex simple connected graph which does not contain any odd length cycle? Assume n= 2. (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) n-1 (D) n 3. Which one of the following is TRUE for any simple connected undirected graph with more than 2 vertices? (A) No two vertices have the same degree. (B) At least two vertices have the same degree. (C) At least three vertices have the same degree. (D) All vertices have the same degree. 4. Consider the binary relation R = {(x,y), (x,z), (z,x), (z,y)} on the set {x,y,z}. Which one of the following is TRUE? (A) R is symmetric but NOT antisymmetric (B) R is NOT symmetric but antisymmetric (C) R is both symmetric and antisymmetric (D) R is neither symmetric nor antisymmetric 5. (1217) 8 is equivalent to (A) (1217) 16 (B) (028F) 16 (C) (2297) 10 (D) (0B17) 16 6. What is the minimum number of gates required to implement the Boolean function (AB+C) if we have to use only 2-input NOR gates? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 7. How many 32K x 1 RAM chips are needed to provide a memory capacity of 256K- bytes? (A) 8 (B) 32 (C) 64 (D) 128 8. A CPU generally handles an interrupt by executing an interrupt service routine (A) As soon as an interrupt is raised (B) By checking the interrupt register at the end of fetch cycle. (C) By checking the interrupt register after finishing the execution of the current instruction. (D) By checking the interrupt register at fixed time intervals. Page 2 CS? GATE Paper 2009 Q. No. 1 – 20 Carry One Mark Each 1. Which one of the following in NOT necessarily a property of a Group? (A) Commutativity (B) Associativity (C) Existence of inverse for every element (D) Existence of identity 2. What is the chromatic number of an n-vertex simple connected graph which does not contain any odd length cycle? Assume n= 2. (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) n-1 (D) n 3. Which one of the following is TRUE for any simple connected undirected graph with more than 2 vertices? (A) No two vertices have the same degree. (B) At least two vertices have the same degree. (C) At least three vertices have the same degree. (D) All vertices have the same degree. 4. Consider the binary relation R = {(x,y), (x,z), (z,x), (z,y)} on the set {x,y,z}. Which one of the following is TRUE? (A) R is symmetric but NOT antisymmetric (B) R is NOT symmetric but antisymmetric (C) R is both symmetric and antisymmetric (D) R is neither symmetric nor antisymmetric 5. (1217) 8 is equivalent to (A) (1217) 16 (B) (028F) 16 (C) (2297) 10 (D) (0B17) 16 6. What is the minimum number of gates required to implement the Boolean function (AB+C) if we have to use only 2-input NOR gates? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 7. How many 32K x 1 RAM chips are needed to provide a memory capacity of 256K- bytes? (A) 8 (B) 32 (C) 64 (D) 128 8. A CPU generally handles an interrupt by executing an interrupt service routine (A) As soon as an interrupt is raised (B) By checking the interrupt register at the end of fetch cycle. (C) By checking the interrupt register after finishing the execution of the current instruction. (D) By checking the interrupt register at fixed time intervals. CS? GATE Paper 2009 9. In which one of the following page replacement policies, Belady’s anomaly may occur? (A) FIFO (B) Optimal (C) LRU (D) MRU 10. The essential content(s) in each entry of a page table is / are (A) Virtual page number (B) Page frame number (C) Both virtual page number and page frame number (D) Access right information 11. What is the number of swaps required to sort n elements using selection sort, in the worst case? (A) (n) ? (B) (n log n) ? (C) 2 (n ) ? (D) 2 (n log n) ? 12. S aSa bSb a b ? ;The language generated by the above grammar over the alphabet {a,b} is the set of (A) All palindromes. (B) All odd length palindromes. (C) Strings that begin and end with the same symbol (D) All even length palindromes. 13. Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct regarding Bellman-Ford shortest path algorithm? P. Always finds a negative weighted cycle, if one exists. Q. Finds whether any negative weighted cycle is reachable from the source. (A) P only (B) Q only (C) both P and Q (D) Neither P nor Q 14. Let A p be a problem that belongs to the class NP. Then which one of the following is TRUE? (A) There is no polynomial time algorithm for A p . (B) If A p can be solved deterministically in polynomial time, then P = NP. (C) If A p is NP-hard, then it is NP-complete. (D) A p may be undecidable. 15. Which one of the following languages over the alphabet {0,1} is described by the regular expression: (0+1)*0(0+1)*0(0+1)*? (A) The set of all strings containing the substring 00. (B) The set of all strings containing at most two 0’s. (C) The set of all strings containing at least two 0’s. (D) The set of all strings that begin and end with either 0 or 1. Page 3 CS? GATE Paper 2009 Q. No. 1 – 20 Carry One Mark Each 1. Which one of the following in NOT necessarily a property of a Group? (A) Commutativity (B) Associativity (C) Existence of inverse for every element (D) Existence of identity 2. What is the chromatic number of an n-vertex simple connected graph which does not contain any odd length cycle? Assume n= 2. (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) n-1 (D) n 3. Which one of the following is TRUE for any simple connected undirected graph with more than 2 vertices? (A) No two vertices have the same degree. (B) At least two vertices have the same degree. (C) At least three vertices have the same degree. (D) All vertices have the same degree. 4. Consider the binary relation R = {(x,y), (x,z), (z,x), (z,y)} on the set {x,y,z}. Which one of the following is TRUE? (A) R is symmetric but NOT antisymmetric (B) R is NOT symmetric but antisymmetric (C) R is both symmetric and antisymmetric (D) R is neither symmetric nor antisymmetric 5. (1217) 8 is equivalent to (A) (1217) 16 (B) (028F) 16 (C) (2297) 10 (D) (0B17) 16 6. What is the minimum number of gates required to implement the Boolean function (AB+C) if we have to use only 2-input NOR gates? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 7. How many 32K x 1 RAM chips are needed to provide a memory capacity of 256K- bytes? (A) 8 (B) 32 (C) 64 (D) 128 8. A CPU generally handles an interrupt by executing an interrupt service routine (A) As soon as an interrupt is raised (B) By checking the interrupt register at the end of fetch cycle. (C) By checking the interrupt register after finishing the execution of the current instruction. (D) By checking the interrupt register at fixed time intervals. CS? GATE Paper 2009 9. In which one of the following page replacement policies, Belady’s anomaly may occur? (A) FIFO (B) Optimal (C) LRU (D) MRU 10. The essential content(s) in each entry of a page table is / are (A) Virtual page number (B) Page frame number (C) Both virtual page number and page frame number (D) Access right information 11. What is the number of swaps required to sort n elements using selection sort, in the worst case? (A) (n) ? (B) (n log n) ? (C) 2 (n ) ? (D) 2 (n log n) ? 12. S aSa bSb a b ? ;The language generated by the above grammar over the alphabet {a,b} is the set of (A) All palindromes. (B) All odd length palindromes. (C) Strings that begin and end with the same symbol (D) All even length palindromes. 13. Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct regarding Bellman-Ford shortest path algorithm? P. Always finds a negative weighted cycle, if one exists. Q. Finds whether any negative weighted cycle is reachable from the source. (A) P only (B) Q only (C) both P and Q (D) Neither P nor Q 14. Let A p be a problem that belongs to the class NP. Then which one of the following is TRUE? (A) There is no polynomial time algorithm for A p . (B) If A p can be solved deterministically in polynomial time, then P = NP. (C) If A p is NP-hard, then it is NP-complete. (D) A p may be undecidable. 15. Which one of the following languages over the alphabet {0,1} is described by the regular expression: (0+1)*0(0+1)*0(0+1)*? (A) The set of all strings containing the substring 00. (B) The set of all strings containing at most two 0’s. (C) The set of all strings containing at least two 0’s. (D) The set of all strings that begin and end with either 0 or 1. CS? GATE Paper 2009 16. Which one of the following is FALSE? (A) There is unique minimal DFA for every regular language (B) Every NFA can be converted to an equivalent PDA. (C) Complement of every context-free language is recursive. (D) Every nondeterministic PDA can be converted to an equivalent deterministic PDA. 17. Match all items in Group 1 with correct options from those given in Group 2. Group 1 Group 2 P. Regular expression 1. Syntax analysis Q. Pushdown automata 2. Code generation R. Dataflow analysis 3. Lexical analysis S. Register allocation 4. Code optimization (A) P-4. Q-1, R-2, S-3 (B) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2 (C) P-3, Q-4, R-1, S-2 (D) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-3 18. Consider the program below: # include < stdio.h > int fun(int n, int * f_p) { int t, f; if (n <= 1) { *f_p = 1; return 1; } t = fun (n-1, f_p); f = t+*f_p; *f_p = t; return f; } int main() { int x = 15; printf ("%d\ n", fun(5,& x)); return 0; } The value printed is (A) 6 (B) 8 (C) 14 (D) 15 19. The coupling between different modules of a software is categorized as follows: I. Content coupling II. Common coupling III. Control coupling IV Stamp coupling V. Data coupling Coupling between modules can be ranked in the order of strongest (least desirable) to weakest (most desirable) as follows: (A) I-II-III-IV-V (B) V-IV-III-II-I (C) I-III-V -II-IV (D) IV-II-V -III-I Page 4 CS? GATE Paper 2009 Q. No. 1 – 20 Carry One Mark Each 1. Which one of the following in NOT necessarily a property of a Group? (A) Commutativity (B) Associativity (C) Existence of inverse for every element (D) Existence of identity 2. What is the chromatic number of an n-vertex simple connected graph which does not contain any odd length cycle? Assume n= 2. (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) n-1 (D) n 3. Which one of the following is TRUE for any simple connected undirected graph with more than 2 vertices? (A) No two vertices have the same degree. (B) At least two vertices have the same degree. (C) At least three vertices have the same degree. (D) All vertices have the same degree. 4. Consider the binary relation R = {(x,y), (x,z), (z,x), (z,y)} on the set {x,y,z}. Which one of the following is TRUE? (A) R is symmetric but NOT antisymmetric (B) R is NOT symmetric but antisymmetric (C) R is both symmetric and antisymmetric (D) R is neither symmetric nor antisymmetric 5. (1217) 8 is equivalent to (A) (1217) 16 (B) (028F) 16 (C) (2297) 10 (D) (0B17) 16 6. What is the minimum number of gates required to implement the Boolean function (AB+C) if we have to use only 2-input NOR gates? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 7. How many 32K x 1 RAM chips are needed to provide a memory capacity of 256K- bytes? (A) 8 (B) 32 (C) 64 (D) 128 8. A CPU generally handles an interrupt by executing an interrupt service routine (A) As soon as an interrupt is raised (B) By checking the interrupt register at the end of fetch cycle. (C) By checking the interrupt register after finishing the execution of the current instruction. (D) By checking the interrupt register at fixed time intervals. CS? GATE Paper 2009 9. In which one of the following page replacement policies, Belady’s anomaly may occur? (A) FIFO (B) Optimal (C) LRU (D) MRU 10. The essential content(s) in each entry of a page table is / are (A) Virtual page number (B) Page frame number (C) Both virtual page number and page frame number (D) Access right information 11. What is the number of swaps required to sort n elements using selection sort, in the worst case? (A) (n) ? (B) (n log n) ? (C) 2 (n ) ? (D) 2 (n log n) ? 12. S aSa bSb a b ? ;The language generated by the above grammar over the alphabet {a,b} is the set of (A) All palindromes. (B) All odd length palindromes. (C) Strings that begin and end with the same symbol (D) All even length palindromes. 13. Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct regarding Bellman-Ford shortest path algorithm? P. Always finds a negative weighted cycle, if one exists. Q. Finds whether any negative weighted cycle is reachable from the source. (A) P only (B) Q only (C) both P and Q (D) Neither P nor Q 14. Let A p be a problem that belongs to the class NP. Then which one of the following is TRUE? (A) There is no polynomial time algorithm for A p . (B) If A p can be solved deterministically in polynomial time, then P = NP. (C) If A p is NP-hard, then it is NP-complete. (D) A p may be undecidable. 15. Which one of the following languages over the alphabet {0,1} is described by the regular expression: (0+1)*0(0+1)*0(0+1)*? (A) The set of all strings containing the substring 00. (B) The set of all strings containing at most two 0’s. (C) The set of all strings containing at least two 0’s. (D) The set of all strings that begin and end with either 0 or 1. CS? GATE Paper 2009 16. Which one of the following is FALSE? (A) There is unique minimal DFA for every regular language (B) Every NFA can be converted to an equivalent PDA. (C) Complement of every context-free language is recursive. (D) Every nondeterministic PDA can be converted to an equivalent deterministic PDA. 17. Match all items in Group 1 with correct options from those given in Group 2. Group 1 Group 2 P. Regular expression 1. Syntax analysis Q. Pushdown automata 2. Code generation R. Dataflow analysis 3. Lexical analysis S. Register allocation 4. Code optimization (A) P-4. Q-1, R-2, S-3 (B) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2 (C) P-3, Q-4, R-1, S-2 (D) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-3 18. Consider the program below: # include < stdio.h > int fun(int n, int * f_p) { int t, f; if (n <= 1) { *f_p = 1; return 1; } t = fun (n-1, f_p); f = t+*f_p; *f_p = t; return f; } int main() { int x = 15; printf ("%d\ n", fun(5,& x)); return 0; } The value printed is (A) 6 (B) 8 (C) 14 (D) 15 19. The coupling between different modules of a software is categorized as follows: I. Content coupling II. Common coupling III. Control coupling IV Stamp coupling V. Data coupling Coupling between modules can be ranked in the order of strongest (least desirable) to weakest (most desirable) as follows: (A) I-II-III-IV-V (B) V-IV-III-II-I (C) I-III-V -II-IV (D) IV-II-V -III-I CS? GATE Paper 2009 20. Consider the HTML table definition given below: table border=1> <tr> <td rowspan=2> ab </td> <td colspan=2> cd </td> </tr> <tr> <td> ef </td> <td rowspan=2> gh </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2> ik </td> </tr> </table> < The number of rows in each column and the number of columns in each row are: (A) 2,2,3 and 2,3,2 (B) 2,2,3 and 2,2,3 (C) 2,3,2 and 2,3,2 (D) 2,3,2 and 2,2,3 Q. No. 21 – 56 Carry Two Marks Each 21. An unbalanced dice (with 6 faces, numbered from 1 to 6) is thrown. The probability that the face value is odd is 90% of the probability that the face value is even. The probability of getting any even numbered face is the same. If the probability that the face is even given that it is greater than 3 is 0.75, which one of the following options is closest to the probability that the face value exceeds 3? (A) 0.453 (B) 0.468 (C) 0.485 (D) 0.492 22. For the composition table of a cyclic group shown below * a b c d a a b c d b b a d c c c d b a d d c a b Which one of the following choices is correct? (A) a, b are generators (B) b, c are generators (C) c, d are generators (D) d, a are generators 23. Which one of the following is the most appropriate logical formula to represent the statement? “Gold and silver ornaments are precious”. The following notations are used: G(x): x is a gold ornament S(x): x is a silver ornament P(x): x is precious (A) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x P x G x S x ? ? ? (B) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x G x S x P x ? ? ? (C) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x G x S x P x ? ? ? (D) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x G x S x P x ? ? ? Page 5 CS? GATE Paper 2009 Q. No. 1 – 20 Carry One Mark Each 1. Which one of the following in NOT necessarily a property of a Group? (A) Commutativity (B) Associativity (C) Existence of inverse for every element (D) Existence of identity 2. What is the chromatic number of an n-vertex simple connected graph which does not contain any odd length cycle? Assume n= 2. (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) n-1 (D) n 3. Which one of the following is TRUE for any simple connected undirected graph with more than 2 vertices? (A) No two vertices have the same degree. (B) At least two vertices have the same degree. (C) At least three vertices have the same degree. (D) All vertices have the same degree. 4. Consider the binary relation R = {(x,y), (x,z), (z,x), (z,y)} on the set {x,y,z}. Which one of the following is TRUE? (A) R is symmetric but NOT antisymmetric (B) R is NOT symmetric but antisymmetric (C) R is both symmetric and antisymmetric (D) R is neither symmetric nor antisymmetric 5. (1217) 8 is equivalent to (A) (1217) 16 (B) (028F) 16 (C) (2297) 10 (D) (0B17) 16 6. What is the minimum number of gates required to implement the Boolean function (AB+C) if we have to use only 2-input NOR gates? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 7. How many 32K x 1 RAM chips are needed to provide a memory capacity of 256K- bytes? (A) 8 (B) 32 (C) 64 (D) 128 8. A CPU generally handles an interrupt by executing an interrupt service routine (A) As soon as an interrupt is raised (B) By checking the interrupt register at the end of fetch cycle. (C) By checking the interrupt register after finishing the execution of the current instruction. (D) By checking the interrupt register at fixed time intervals. CS? GATE Paper 2009 9. In which one of the following page replacement policies, Belady’s anomaly may occur? (A) FIFO (B) Optimal (C) LRU (D) MRU 10. The essential content(s) in each entry of a page table is / are (A) Virtual page number (B) Page frame number (C) Both virtual page number and page frame number (D) Access right information 11. What is the number of swaps required to sort n elements using selection sort, in the worst case? (A) (n) ? (B) (n log n) ? (C) 2 (n ) ? (D) 2 (n log n) ? 12. S aSa bSb a b ? ;The language generated by the above grammar over the alphabet {a,b} is the set of (A) All palindromes. (B) All odd length palindromes. (C) Strings that begin and end with the same symbol (D) All even length palindromes. 13. Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct regarding Bellman-Ford shortest path algorithm? P. Always finds a negative weighted cycle, if one exists. Q. Finds whether any negative weighted cycle is reachable from the source. (A) P only (B) Q only (C) both P and Q (D) Neither P nor Q 14. Let A p be a problem that belongs to the class NP. Then which one of the following is TRUE? (A) There is no polynomial time algorithm for A p . (B) If A p can be solved deterministically in polynomial time, then P = NP. (C) If A p is NP-hard, then it is NP-complete. (D) A p may be undecidable. 15. Which one of the following languages over the alphabet {0,1} is described by the regular expression: (0+1)*0(0+1)*0(0+1)*? (A) The set of all strings containing the substring 00. (B) The set of all strings containing at most two 0’s. (C) The set of all strings containing at least two 0’s. (D) The set of all strings that begin and end with either 0 or 1. CS? GATE Paper 2009 16. Which one of the following is FALSE? (A) There is unique minimal DFA for every regular language (B) Every NFA can be converted to an equivalent PDA. (C) Complement of every context-free language is recursive. (D) Every nondeterministic PDA can be converted to an equivalent deterministic PDA. 17. Match all items in Group 1 with correct options from those given in Group 2. Group 1 Group 2 P. Regular expression 1. Syntax analysis Q. Pushdown automata 2. Code generation R. Dataflow analysis 3. Lexical analysis S. Register allocation 4. Code optimization (A) P-4. Q-1, R-2, S-3 (B) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2 (C) P-3, Q-4, R-1, S-2 (D) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-3 18. Consider the program below: # include < stdio.h > int fun(int n, int * f_p) { int t, f; if (n <= 1) { *f_p = 1; return 1; } t = fun (n-1, f_p); f = t+*f_p; *f_p = t; return f; } int main() { int x = 15; printf ("%d\ n", fun(5,& x)); return 0; } The value printed is (A) 6 (B) 8 (C) 14 (D) 15 19. The coupling between different modules of a software is categorized as follows: I. Content coupling II. Common coupling III. Control coupling IV Stamp coupling V. Data coupling Coupling between modules can be ranked in the order of strongest (least desirable) to weakest (most desirable) as follows: (A) I-II-III-IV-V (B) V-IV-III-II-I (C) I-III-V -II-IV (D) IV-II-V -III-I CS? GATE Paper 2009 20. Consider the HTML table definition given below: table border=1> <tr> <td rowspan=2> ab </td> <td colspan=2> cd </td> </tr> <tr> <td> ef </td> <td rowspan=2> gh </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2> ik </td> </tr> </table> < The number of rows in each column and the number of columns in each row are: (A) 2,2,3 and 2,3,2 (B) 2,2,3 and 2,2,3 (C) 2,3,2 and 2,3,2 (D) 2,3,2 and 2,2,3 Q. No. 21 – 56 Carry Two Marks Each 21. An unbalanced dice (with 6 faces, numbered from 1 to 6) is thrown. The probability that the face value is odd is 90% of the probability that the face value is even. The probability of getting any even numbered face is the same. If the probability that the face is even given that it is greater than 3 is 0.75, which one of the following options is closest to the probability that the face value exceeds 3? (A) 0.453 (B) 0.468 (C) 0.485 (D) 0.492 22. For the composition table of a cyclic group shown below * a b c d a a b c d b b a d c c c d b a d d c a b Which one of the following choices is correct? (A) a, b are generators (B) b, c are generators (C) c, d are generators (D) d, a are generators 23. Which one of the following is the most appropriate logical formula to represent the statement? “Gold and silver ornaments are precious”. The following notations are used: G(x): x is a gold ornament S(x): x is a silver ornament P(x): x is precious (A) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x P x G x S x ? ? ? (B) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x G x S x P x ? ? ? (C) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x G x S x P x ? ? ? (D) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) x G x S x P x ? ? ? CS? GATE Paper 2009 24. The binary operation ? is defined as follows Which one of the following is equivalent to P Q ? ? (A) Q P ¬ ¬ (B) P Q ¬ (C) P Q ¬ (D) P Q ¬ ¬ 25. ( ) ( ) / 4 0 1 tanx / 1 tanx dx p - + ? evaluates to (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) ln 2 (D) 1 ln 2 2 26. Consider the following well-formed formulae: I. ( ) ( ) x P x ¬? II. ( ) ( ) x P x ¬? III. ( ) ( ) x P x ¬? ¬ IV. ( ) ( ) x P x ¬? ¬ Which of the above are equivalent? (A) I and III (B) I and IV (C) II and III (D) II and IV 27. Given the following state table of an FSM with two states A and B, one input and one output: Present State A Present State B Input Next State A Next State B Output 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 If the initial state is A = 0, B=0, what is the minimum length of an input string which will take the machine to the state A=0, B=1 with Output=1? (A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6 28. Consider a 4 stage pipeline processor. The number of cycles needed by the four instructions I1, I2, I3, I4 in stages S1, S2, S3, S4 is shown below: S1 S2 S3 S4 I1 2 1 1 1 I2 1 3 2 2 I3 2 1 1 3 I4 1 2 2 2 P Q P?Q T T T T F T F T F F F TRead More

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