50 Multiple Choice Questions

Find the correct option:


1) The units digit of the number 17^{1983}+11^{1983}-7^{1983} is

A) 3

B) 1

C) 9

D) 2


2) If G is a cyclic group of order 24 and a^{2002}=a^n where a\in G and 0<n<24. Then the value of n is

A) 4

B) 6

C) 8

D) 10


3) The ring Z[x] is

A) a PID

B) a UFD

C) a PID and a UFD

D) none of these


4) Consider the matrix

M=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}3 & 0 & 0 \\0 & 2 & -5 \\0 & 1 & 2\\ \end{array}\right) then

A) M is diagonalizable over R.

B) M is diagonalizable over C.

C) M is not diagonalizable.

D) none of these.


5) The system of linear equations

2x+2y-3z=1, 4x+4y+z=2, 6x+6y-z=3 has

A) a unique solution

B) infinite solutions

C) no solution

D) two solutions


6) The functional form of the linear transformation T from R^2 to itself whose matrix with respect to the basis \beta ={(1,1),(1,-1)} is

A) \left(\begin{array}{cc}2 & 1 \\5 & 3 \end{array}\right)

B) \left(\begin{array}{cc}2 & -1 \\3 & 5 \end{array}\right)

C) \left(\begin{array}{cc}1 & -1 \\5 & 2 \end{array}\right)

D) \left(\begin{array}{cc}3 & 5 \\2 & -1 \end{array}\right)


7) If T:R^3\rightarrow R^3 is defined by T(x,y,z)=(0,x,y), then the nullity of T^2 is

A) 0

B) 1

C) 2

D) 3


8) Let f:X\rightarrow Y be an one-to-one map. Then which of the following is not correct?

A) X may be a subset of Y

B) Y may be a subset of X

C) X should be equal to Y

D) cardinality of X should be equal to cardinality of Y


9) Let g(x)=f(x)+f(1-x) and f'(x)<0 for all x\in (0,1). Then the interval in which g(x) is increasing is

A) (\frac{1}{2},1)

B) 0,\frac{1}{2}

C) (0,\frac{1}{2})\bigcup (\frac{1}{2},1)

D) none of these


10) Consider the function

f(x,y)=\{^{\frac{x^3-y^3}{x^2-y^2}, (x,y)\neq (0,0)} _{0, (x,y)=(0,0)}.

Choose the correct answer:

A) f is continuous, but not differentiable at the origin.

B) f is continuous and differentiable at the origin.

C) f_x(0,0) and f_y(0,0) exist, and f_x(0,0)=f_y(0,0).

D) f_x and f_y are continuous at (0,0), and f_{xy} and f_{yx} do not exist.


11) Let f(x,y)=\{^{xy\tan{\frac{y}{x}}, (x,y)\neq (0,0)} _{0, (x,y)=(0,0)}

Choose the correct one

A) xf_x+yf_y+xy=2f

B) xf_y+yf_x=2f

C) xf_x+yf_y=2f

D) xf_x-yf_y=2f


12) The sequence {\frac{1}{2},\frac{2}{3},\frac{3}{4},\dots \frac{n}{n+1}} is

A) monotonically increasing

B) increasing and bounded

C) non-increasing and bounded

D) non-increasing, but not bounded


13) Consider the following two statements:

(I) A complex valued function f(z)=u(x,y)+iv(x,y) is analytic in a region R.

(II) f(z) is such that \frac{\partial u}{\partial x}=\frac{\partial v}{\partial y} and \frac{\partial u}{\partial y}=-\frac{\partial v}{\partial x} in a region R.

Choose the correct statement:

A) I and II are equivalent statements.

B) I does not imply II.

C) II implies I

D) II is necessary condition for I, but not sufficient in general.


14) Let \Gamma be the line segment joining 0 to 1+i. Then the value of \int_{\Gamma}zdz is

A) 0

B) 1+i

C) (1+i)^2

D) \frac{(1+i)^2}{2}


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15) Detect the wrong statement:


A) Let f(z) be continuous in a simply connected R an suppose that \oint_Cf(z)dz=0 around every simple closed curve C in R. Then f(z) is a constant function.


B) If a and z are any two points in R, then \int_a ^zf(z)dz is independent of the path in a region R joining a and z.


C) Let f(z) be analytic in the region bounded by non-overlaping simple closed curves C,C_1,C_2,\dots C_n [where C_1,C_2,\dots C_n are inside C] and on these curves. Then

\oint_Cf(z)dz=\oint_{C_1}f(z)dz+\oint_{C_2}f(z)dz+\dots +\oint_{C_n}f(z)dz.


D) The following result is always true

|\int_Cf(z)dz|\le \int_C|f(z)|dz.


16) The solution of the equation \frac{d^2y}{dx^2}+y=0, satisfying the condition y(0)=1,y(\frac{\pi}{2}=2) is

A) \cos x+2\sin x

B) \cos x+\sin x

C) 2\cos x+\sin x

D) 2(\cos x+2\sin x)


17) The solution of the partial differential equation yzp+zxq=xy is given by

A) x^2+y^2=c_1 and x^2+z^2=c_2

B) x^2-y^2=c_1 and x^2-z^2=c_2

C) x^2+y^2=c_1 and x^2-z^2=c_2

D) x^2-y^2=c_1 and x^2+z^2=c_2


18) Given that y_1(x)=x^{-1} is one solution of 2x^2y''+3xy'-y=0, x data-recalc-dims=0." />

Then the second linearly independent solution is

A) x^{-2}

B) x

C) x^{\frac{1}{2}}

D) x^2


19) For the differential equation \frac{d^2y}{dx^2}+P(x)\frac{dy}{dx}+Q(x)y=0, y=x^2 is a partial integral if

A) 1-P+Q=0

B) Px+Qx^2=0

C) 2+2Px+Qx^2=0

D) 1+P-Q=0


20) The solution of the partial differential equation xzp+yzq=xy is

A) \phi(x-y,y-z)=c_1

B) \phi(xyz)=c_2

C) \phi(xz,y)=c_3

D) \phi(\frac{x}{y},\frac{y}{z})=c_4


21) The moment of inertia of a rectangle of mass M and sides 2a,2b about a diagonal is

A) 2\frac{M}{5}\frac{a^2b^2}{(a^2+b^2)}

B) \frac{M}{5}\frac{a^2b^2}{(a^2+b^2)}

C) 2\frac{M}{3}\frac{a^2b^2}{(a^2+b^2)}

D) none of these


22) The product of inertia of uniform rectangular lamina 2a\times 2b about a pair of axes at its C.G. parallel to its edge is

A) \frac{1}{3}Mab

B) 0

C) Mab

D) \frac{1}{3}Ma^2b^2


23) The moment of inertia of a cube of edge 2a and mass M about a line through its centre is

A) \frac{2}{5}Ma^2

B) \frac{2}{3}Ma^2

C) \frac{1}{3}Ma^2

D) \frac{1}{2}Ma^2


50 Multiple Choice Question


24) A system consisting of two particles moves on a plane. Then the degree of freedom is

A) 2

B) 3

C) 4

D) 6


25) For a conservative holonomic dynamical system, the Lagrangian L, kinetic energy T and potential energy V are connected by

A) L=T+V

B) L=T-V

C) L=2T+V

D) L=2T-V


26) Kinematics is concerned with

A) the physical causes of the motion.

B) the condition under which no motion is apparent

C) the geometry of the motion

D) none of these


27) The angular momentum \overrightarrow{\Omega} and the external torque \overrightarrow{\Lambda} of a rigid body about a point is connected by

A) \frac{d\overrightarrow{\Omega}}{dt}=\overrightarrow{\Lambda}

B) \frac{d\overrightarrow{\Lambda}}{dt}=\overrightarrow{\Omega}

C) \frac{1}{2}\frac{d\overrightarrow{\Omega}}{dt}=\overrightarrow{\Lambda}

D) \frac{1}{2}\frac{d\overrightarrow{\Lambda}}{dt}=\overrightarrow{\Omega}


28) The directional derivative of f(x,y,z)=x^2yz+4xz^2 at the point (1,-2,-1) in the direction of 2\widehat{i}-\widehat{j}-2\widehat{k} is

A) \frac{37}{3}

B) -\frac{37}{3}

C) \frac{1}{3}

D) none of these


29) A unit vector normal to the surface z=x^2+y^2 at the point (-1,-2,5) is

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A) \frac{2\widehat{i}-4\widehat{j}+\widehat{k}}{\sqrt{21}}

B) -2\frac{2\widehat{i}-4\widehat{j}+\widehat{k}}{\sqrt{21}}

C) 2\frac{2\widehat{i}+4\widehat{j}+\widehat{k}}{\sqrt{21}}

D) 2\frac{2\widehat{i}+4\widehat{j}-\widehat{k}}{\sqrt{21}}


30) If \phi=(x^2+y^2+z^2)^{\frac{-1}{2}}, then the value of \nabla . \nabla\phi at all points except (0,0,0) is

A) 0

B) 1

C) 3

D) -2


31) The vector \overrightarrow{f}=(x+3y)\widehat{i}+(y-2z)\widehat{j}+(x+az)\widehat{k} is solenoidal. Then the value of a is

A) 2

B) 1

C) 0

D) -2


32) If v=|\overrightarrow{r}| where \overrightarrow{r}=x\widehat{i}+y\widehat{j}+z\widehat{k}, then \overrightarrow{\nabla}r^n equals

A) nr^{n-1}\overrightarrow{r}

B) nr^{n-2}\overrightarrow{r}

C) nr^n\overrightarrow{r}

D) nr^{n+1}\overrightarrow{r}


33) The directional derivative of \phi=xyz at the point (1,1,1) in the direction of \widehat{i} is

A) -1

B) 0

C) 1

D) 2


34) The Fourier sin transform of x^{m-1} is defined by

A) \int_0 ^{\infty}x^{m-1}\sin sx

B) \int_{\infty} ^{\infty}x^{m-1}\sin sx

C) \int_0 ^{\infty}x^{m-1}\sin x

D) \int_{\infty} ^{\infty}x^{m-1}\sin x


35) If L^{-1}{\frac{1}{s}}=1 and L^{-1}{\frac{1}{s^2}}=t, then L^{-1}{\frac{1}{s^3}} is given by

A) \frac{1}{2t^2}

B) -\frac{1}{2t^2}

C) -\frac{t^2}{2}

D) \frac{t^2}{2}


36) L^{-1}{\frac{1}{s^2-6s+10}} equals

A) e^{3t}\cos t

B) e^{-3t}\cos t

C) e^{3t}\sin t

D) e^{-3t}\sin t


37) L{\sin^2at} equals

A) \frac{2a^2}{s(s^2+4a^2)}

B) \frac{2a^2}{s(s^2-4a^2)}

C) \frac{2s}{s^2+4a^2}

D) none of these


38) The firs iterated kernel of the kernel k(x,t)=e^{x+t} ; a=0,b=1 is given by

A) 2e^{x+t}

B) \frac{1}{2}e^{x+t}

C) e^{x+t}

D) (e^2-1)e^{x+t}


39) The necessary condition for an admissible function to have an extremum of I[y(x)]=\int_{x_1} ^{x_2}f(x,y,y')dx are

A) y(x_1)=y_1, y(x_2)=y_2

B) y'(x) must be continuous

C) y''(x) must be continuous

D) All of these


40) In Simpson’s \frac{1}{3}rd rule we replace the graph of the given function by some

A) second degree polynomials

B) third degree polynomials

C) fourth degree polynomials

D) fifth degree polynomials


41) The basis of polynomial interpretation is

A) Taylor’s Theorem

B) Weierstrass Approximation Theorem

C) Rolle’s Theorem

D) Mean Value Theorem


42) “Mathematical Expectation of the product of two random variables is equal to the product of their expectations” is true for

A) any two random variables.

B) if the random variables are independent.

C) if the covariance between the random variables is non zero.

D) if the variance of the random variables are equal.


43) If a random variable X follows normal distribution with mean \mu and variance \alpha^2 then the random variable Z=\frac{X-\mu}{\alpha} follows normal distribution with

A) Mean = 1, variance = 0.

B) Mean = 0, variance = 1.

C) Mean = \frac{\mu}{2}, variance = \frac{\alpha^2}{4}.

D) none of these


44) The number of real roots of the equation f(x)=0 on [a,b] equals the difference between the number of changes in sign Sturm sequence at x=a and x=b provided that

A) f(a)=0, f(b)\neq 0

B) f(a)=0, f(b)=0

C) f(a)\neq 0, f(b)\neq 0

D) f(a)\neq 0, f(b)=0


45) Let H=Z_2\times Z_6 and K=Z_3\times Z_4. Then

A) H\cong K

B) H\cong K, since Z_2, Z_3, Z_4 and Z_6 are cyclic.

C) H and K are not isomorphic.

D) H and K are not isomorphic, since their identities are not equal.

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[Hint:- The group K is cyclic.]


46) Consider the group Z_{495} under addition modulo 495.

(i) \{0, 99, 198, 307, 406\} is the unique subgroup of Z_{495} of order 5.

(ii) \{0, 55, 110, 165, 220, 275, 330, 385, 440\} is the unique subgroup of Z_{495} of order 9.


A) (i) is true, but (ii) is false

B) (ii) is true, but (i) is false

C) both (i) and (ii) are true

D) both (i) and (ii) are false


47) How many elements of order 5 are there in S_7 ?

A) 5

B) 21

C) 35

D) 33


48) Let f:R\rightarrow R and g:R\rightarrow R be continuous and f(x)=g(x) \forall x\in Q. Then

A) f(x)=g(x) for some x\in R/Q.

B) f(x)=g(x) \forall x\in R.

C) f(x)\neq g(x) for some x\in R/Q.

D) f(x)\neq g(x) \forall x\in R/Q.

[Hint:- For all a\in R/Q there exist x_n\in Q such that x_n\rightarrow a. ]


49) Following are three statements:

(i) Any n-dimensional real vector space is isomorphic to R^n.

(ii) Any n-dimensional complex vector space is isomorphic to C^n.

(iii) Any n-dimensional vector space over the field F is isomorphic to F^n.


A) Only i and ii are true.

B) i is true, but ii and iii are not true.

C) None of them is true

D) All of them are true.


50) Following are two statements:

(i) Two finite-dimensional vector spaces over the same field are isomorphic.

(ii) Two finite-dimensional vector spaces over the same field and of the same dimension are isomorphic.


A) i is true but ii is not true.

B) ii is true, but i is not true.

C) None of them is true

D) All of them are true.




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  • Yogesh
    Posted at 13:56h, 31 May

    Can you tell me the answer of question no. 13?

    • Gonit Sora
      Posted at 20:12h, 01 June

      The answers are mentioned at the end of the post.

    • Sachin
      Posted at 14:08h, 01 November

      Q.13 answer is D