
Ans: a
2. There are five levels {P, Q, R, S, T ) in a linear supply chain before a product reaches customers, as shown in the figure.
At each of the five levels, the price of the product is increased by 25%. If the product is produced at level P at the cost of Rs. 120 per unit, what is the paid (in rupees) by the customers?
(a) 292.96
(b) 187.50
(c) 234.38
(d) 366.21

Ans: d
3. Select the word that fits the analogy:
White : Whitening : : Light : ______.
(a) Lightening
(b) Lightning
(c) Enlightening
(d) Lighting

Ans: a
4. The two piecharts given below show the data of total students and only girls registered in different streams in a university. If the total number of students registered in the university is 5000, and the total number of the registered girls is 1500; then, the ratio of boys enrolled in Arts to the girls enrolled in Management is _______.
(a) 9 : 22
(b) 11 : 9
(c) 2 : 1
(d) 22 : 9

Ans: d
5. While I agree ________ his proposal this time, I do not often agree ______ him.
(a) with, to
(b) to, with
(c) with, with
(d) to, to

Ans: b
6. An engineer measures THREE quantities X, Y and Z in an experiment. She finds that they follow a relationship that is represented in the figure below: (the product of X and Y linearly varies with Z).
Then, which of the following statements is FALSE?
(a) For fixed Y; X is proportional to Z
(b) XY/Z is constant
(c) For fixed X; Z is proportional to Y
(d) For fixed Z; X is proportional to Y

Ans: d
7. The recent measures to improve the output would ______ the level of production to our satisfaction.
(a) increase
(b) equalise
(c) decrease
(d) speed

Ans: a
8. It was estimated that 52 men can complete a strip in a newly constructed highway connecting cities P and Q in 10 days. Due to an emergency, 12 men were sent to another project. How many number of days, more than the original estimate, will be required to complete the strip?
(a) 3 days
(b) 5 days
(c) 10 days
(d) 13 days

Ans: a
9. In one of the greatest innings ever seen in 142 years of Test history. Ben Stokes upped the tempo in a fiveandahalf hour long stay of 219 balls including 11 fours and 8 sixes that saw him finish on a 135 not out as England squared the fivematch series. Based on their connotations in the given passage, which one of the following meanings DOES NOT match?
(a) squared = lost
(b) tempo = enthusiasm
(c) upped = increased
(d) saw = resulted in

Ans: a
10. Climate change and resilience deal with two aspects – reduction of sources of nonrenewable energy resources and reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects. The terms ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ are used to refer to these aspects, respectively.
Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information?
(a) Mitigation deals with actions taken to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
(b) Adaptation deals with causes of climate change.
(c) Mitigation deals with consequences of climate change.
(d) Adaptation deals with actions taken to combat greenhouse gas emissions

Ans: a
11. Consider the following network of activities, with each activity named A–L, illustrated in the nodes of the network.
The number of hours required for each activity is shown alongside the nodes. The slack on the activity L, is _____ hours.

Ans: 2
12. The values of enthalpies at the stator inlet and rotor outlet of a hydraulic turbomachine stage are h_{1} and h_{3} respectively. The enthalpy at the stator outlet (or, rotor inlet) is h_{2}. The condition (h_{2} – h_{1}) = (h_{3} – h_{2}) indicates that the degree of reaction of this stage is
(a) 75%
(b) 100%
(c) 50%
(d) zero

Ans: c
13. The sum of two normally distributed random variables X and Y is
(a) normally distributed, only if X and Y have the same standard deviation
(b) always normally distributed
(c) normally distributed, only if X and Y have the same mean
(d) normally distributed, only if X and Y are independent

Ans: b
14. In Materials Requirement Planning, if the inventory holding cost is very high and the setup cost is zero, which one of the following lot sizing approaches should be used?
(a) LotforLot
(b) Fixed Period Quantity, for 2 periods
(c) Economic Order Quantity
(d) Base Stock Level

Ans: a
15. For an airstandard Diesel cycle,
(a) heat addition is at constant volume and heat rejection is at constant volume
(b) heat addition is at constant pressure and heat rejection is at constant volume
(c) heat addition is at constant pressure and heat rejection is at constant pressure
(d) heat addition is at constant volume and heat rejection is at constant pressure

Ans: b
16. A bolt head has to be made at the end of a rod of diameter d = 12 mm by localized forging (upsetting) operation. The length of the unsupported portion of the rod is 40 mm. To avoid buckling of the rod, a closed forging operation has to be performed with a maximum die diameter of ____ mm.

Ans: 18
17. Let I be a 100 dimensional identity matrix and E be the set of its distinct (no value appears more than once in E) real eigenvalues. The number of elements in E is ______.

Ans: 1
18. In a furnace, the inner and outer sides of the brick wall (k_{1} = 2.5 W/mK) are maintained at 1100°C and 700°C respectively as shown in figure.
The brick wall is covered by an insulating material of thermal conductivity k_{2}. The thickness of the insulation is 1/4th of the thickness of the brick wall. The outer surface of the insulation is at 200°C. The heat flux through the composite walls is 2500 W/m^{2}. The value of k_{2} is ________ W/mK (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 0.5
19. The figure below shows a symbolic representation of the surface texture in a perpendicular lay orientation with indicative values (I through VI) marking the various specifications whose definitions are listed below.
P: Maximum Waviness Height (mm);
Q: Maximum Roughness Height (mm);
R: Minimum Roughness Height (mm);
S: Maximum Waviness Width (mm);
T: Maximum Roughness Width (mm);
U: Roughness Width (mm);
The correct match between the specifications and the symbols (I to VI) is:
(a) IR, IIP, IIIU, IVS, VT, VIQ
(b) IU, IIS, IIIQ, IVT, VR, VIP
(c) IR, IIQ, IIIP, IVS, VU, VIT
(d) IQ, IIU, IIIR, IVT, VS, VIP

Ans: c
20. The process, that uses a tapered horn to amplify and focus the mechanical energy for machining of glass, is
(a) electrochemical machining
(b) ultrasonic machining
(c) abrasive jet machining
(d) electrical discharge machining

Ans: b
21. A machine member is subjected to fluctuating stress σ = σ_{0}cos(8πt). The endurance limit of the material is 350 MPa. If the factor of safety used in the design is 3.5 then the maximum allowable value of σ_{0} is ______ MPa (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 100
22. A closed vessel contains pure water, in thermal equilibrium with its vapour at 25°C (Stage #1), as shown
The vessel in this stage is then kept inside an isothermal oven which is having an atmosphere of hot air maintained at 80°C. The vessel exchanges heat with the oven atmosphere and attains a new thermal equilibrium (Stage #2). If the Valve A is now opened inside the oven, what will happen immediately after opening the valve?
(a) Hot air will go inside the vessel through Valve A
(b) Water vapor inside the vessel will come out of the Valve A
(c) All the vapor inside the vessel will immediately condense
(d) Nothing will happen – the vessel will continue to remain in equilibrium

Ans: a
23. The solution of \frac { { d }^{ 2 }y }{ d{ t }^{ 2 } } y=1, which additionally satisfies
in the Laplace sdomain is
(a) \frac { 1 }{ s(s1) }
(b) \frac { 1 }{ s1 }
(c) \frac { 1 }{ s(s+1)(s1) }
(d) \frac { 1 }{ s(s+1) }

Ans: c
24. The number of qualitatively distinct kinematic inversions possible for a Grashof chain with four revolute pairs is
(a) 4
(b) 2
(c) 1
(d) 3

Ans: d
25. The equation of motion of a springmassdamper system is given by
The damping factor for the system is
(a) 0.25
(b) 2
(c) 0.5
(d) 3

Ans: c
26. A matrix P is decomposed into its symmetric part S and skew symmetric part V. If
then matrix P is

Ans: c
27. If a reversed Carnot cycle operates between the temperature limits of 27°C and –3°C, then the ratio of the COP of a refrigerator to that of a heat pump (COP of refrigerator/ COP of heat pump) based on the cycle is _______ (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 0.9
28. Which of the following conditions is used lo determine the stable equilibrium of all partially submerged floating bodies?
(a) Centre of buoyancy must be below the centre of gravity
(b) Metacentre must be at a lower level than the centre of gravity
(c) Centre of buoyancy must be above the centre of gravity
(d) Metacentre must be at a higher level than the centre of gravity

Ans: d
29. Which one of the following statements about a phase diagram is INCORRECT?
(a) Relative amount of different phases can be found under given equilibrium conditions
(b) It gives information on transformation rates
(c) It indicates the temperature at which different phases start to melt
(d) Solid solubility limits are depicted by it

Ans: b
30. An attempt is made to pull a roller of weight W over a curb (step) by applying a horizontal force F as shown in the figure.
The coefficient of static friction between the roller and the ground (including the edge of the step) is μ. Identify the correct free body diagram (FBD) of the roller when the roller is just about to climb over the step.

Ans: b

Ans: b
32. Two plates, each of 6 mm thickness, are to be buttwelded. Consider the following processes and select the correct sequence in increasing order of size of the heat affected zone
1. Arc welding
2. MIG welding
3. Laser beam welding
4. Submerged arc welding
(a) 3421
(b) 3241
(c) 4321
(d) 1423

Ans: b
33. A circular disk of radius r is confined to roll without slipping at P and Q as shown in the figure.
If the plates have velocities as shown, the magnitude of the angular velocity of the disk is
(a) \frac { \nu }{ r }
(b) \frac { 2\nu }{ 3r }
(c) \frac { \nu }{ 2r }
(d) \frac { 3\nu }{ 2r }

Ans: d
34. In the space above the mercury column in a barometer tube, the gauge pressure of the vapour is
(a) positive, but more than one atmosphere
(b) negative
(c) zero
(d) positive, but less than one atmosphere

Ans: b
35. A beam of negligible mass is hinged at support P and has a roller support Q as shown in the figure.
A point load of 1200 N is applied at point R. The magnitude of the reaction force at support Q is _______ N.

Ans: 1500
36. A mould cavity of 1200 cm^{3} volume has to be filled through a sprue of 10 cm length feeding a horizontal runner. Crosssectional area at the base of the sprue is 2 cm^{2}. Consider acceleration due to gravity as 9.81 m/s^{2}. Neglecting frictional losses due to molten metal flow, the time taken to fill the mould cavity is _______ seconds (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 4.28
37. A point P on a CNC controlled XYstage is moved to another point ‘Q’ using the coordinate system shown in the figure below and rapid positioning command (G00).
A pair of stepping motors with maximum speed of 800 rpm, controlling both the X and Y motion of the stage, are directly coupled to a pair of lead screw, each with a uniform pitch of 0.5 mm. The time needed to position the point ‘P’ to the point ‘Q’ is _______ minutes. (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 1.5
38. Two rollers of diameters D_{1 }(in mm) and D_{2 }(in mm) are used to measure the internal taper angle in the Vgroove of a machined component. The heights H_{1} (in mm) and H_{2} (in mm) are measured by using a height gauge after inserting the rollers into the same Vgroove as shown in the figure.
Which one of the following is the correct relationship to evaluate the angle α as shown in the figure?
(a) sin\propto =\frac { \left( { D }_{ 1 }{ D }_{ 2 } \right) }{ 2\left( { H }_{ 1 }{ H }_{ 2 } \right) \left( { D }_{ 1 }{ D }_{ 2 } \right) }
(b) cos\propto =\frac { \left( { D }_{ 1 }{ D }_{ 2 } \right) }{ 2\left( { H }_{ 1 }{ H }_{ 2 } \right) \left( { D }_{ 1 }{ D }_{ 2 } \right) }
(c) cosec\propto =\frac { \left( { H }_{ 1 }{ H }_{ 2 } \right) \left( { D }_{ 1 }{ D }_{ 2 } \right) }{ 2\left( { D }_{ 1 }{ D }_{ 2 } \right) }
(d) sin\propto =\frac { \left( { H }_{ 1 }{ H }_{ 2 } \right) }{ \left( { D }_{ 1 }{ D }_{ 2 } \right) }

Ans: a
39. A helical spring has spring constant k. If the wire diameter, spring diameter and the number of coils are all doubled then the spring constant of the new spring becomes
(a) 8k
(b) 16k
(c) k
(d) k/2

Ans: c
40. Uniaxial compression test data for a solid metal bar of length 1 m is shown in the figure.
The bar material has a linear elastic response from O to P followed by a nonlinear response. The point P represents the yield point of the material. The rod is pinned at both the ends. The minimum diameter of the bar so that it does not buckle under axial loading before reaching the yield point is _______ mm (round off to one decimal place).

Ans: 56.94
41. The forecast for the monthly demand of a product is given in the table below.
The forecast is made by using the exponential smoothing method. The exponential smoothing coefficient used in forecasting the demand is
(a) 1.00
(b) 0.50
(c) 0.40
(d) 0.10

Ans: d
42. Water flows through a tube of 3 cm internal diameter and length 20 m, The outside surface of the tube is heated electrically so that it is subjected to uniform heat flux circumferentially and axially. The mean inlet and exit temperatures of the water are 10°C and 70°C, respectively. The mass flow rate of the water is 720 kg/h. Disregard the thermal resistance of the tube wall. The internal heat transfer coefficient is 1697 W/m^{2}K. Take specific heat C_{p} of water as 4.179 kJ/kgK. The inner surface temperature at the exit section of the tube is _____ °C (round off to one decimal place).

Ans: 85.67
43. For a single item inventory system, the demand is continuous, which is 10000 per year. The replacement is instantaneous and backorders (S units) per cycle are allowed as shown in the figure.
As soon as the quantity (Q units) ordered from the supplier is received, the backordered quantity is issued to the customers. The ordering cost is Rs. 300 per order. The carrying cost is Rs. 4 per unit per year. The cost of backordering is Rs. 25 per unit per year. Based on the total cost minimization criteria, the maximum inventory reached in the system is _____ (round off to nearest integer).

Ans: 1137.147
44. Air is contained in a frictionless pistoncylinder arrangement as shown in the figure.
The atmospheric pressure is 100 kPa and the initial pressure of air in the cylinder is 105 kPa. The area of piston is 300 cm^{2}. Heat is now added and the piston moves slowly from its initial position until it reaches the stops. The spring constant of the linear spring is 12.5 N/mm. Considering the air inside the cylinder as the system, the work interaction is ____ J. (round off to the nearest integer).

Ans: 544
45. A fair coin is tossed 20 times. The probability that ‘head’ will appear exactly 4 times in the first ten tosses, and ‘tail’ will appear exactly 4 times in the next ten tosses is ______ (round off to 3 decimal places).

Ans: 0.042
46. Consider a flow through a nozzle, as shown in the figure below:
The air flow is steady, incompressible and inviscid. The density of air is 1.23 kg/m^{3}. The pressure difference (p_{1} – p_{atm}) is _______ kPa (round off to the nearest integer).

Ans: 1.52
47. One kg of air in a closed system undergoes an irreversible process from an initial state of p_{1} = 1 bar (absolute) and T_{1} = 27°C, to a final state of p_{2} = 3 bar (absolute) and T_{2} = 127°C. If the gas constant of air is 287 J/kgK and the ratio of the specific heats γ = 1.4, then the change in the specific entropy (in J/kgK) of the air in the process is
(a) 172.0
(b) –26.3
(c) indeterminate, as the process is irreversible
(d) 28.4

Ans: b
48. The turning moment diagram of a flywheel fitted to a fictitious engine is shown in the figure.
The mean turning moment is 2000 Nm. The average engine speed is 1000 rpm. For fluctuation in the speed to be within ±2% of the average speed, the mass moment of inertia of the flywheel is _________ kgm^{2} .

Ans: 3.58
49. A rigid block of mass m_{1} = 10 kg having velocity v_{0} = 2 m/s strikes a stationary block of mass m_{2} = 30 kg after travelling 1 m along a frictionless horizontal surface as shown in the figure.
The two masses stick together and jointly move by a distance of 0.25 m further along the same frictionless surface, before they touch the massless buffer that is connected to the rigid vertical wall by means of a linear spring having a spring constant k = 10^{5} N/m. The maximum deflection of the spring is _________ cm (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans:
50. The directional derivative f (x, y, z) = xyz at point (–1, 1, 3) in the direction of vector \hat { i } 2\hat { j } +2\hat { k } is
(a) \frac { 7 }{ 3 }
(b) 7
(c) \frac { 7 }{ 3 }
(d) 3\hat { i } 3\hat { j } \hat { k }

Ans: a
51. In a steam power plant, superheated steam at 10 MPa and 500°C, is expanded isentropically in a turbine until it becomes a saturated vapour. It is then reheated at constant pressure to 500°C. The steam is next expanded isentropically in another turbine until it reaches the condenser pressure of 20 kPa. Relevant properties of steam are given in the following two tables. The work done by both the turbines together is ______ kJ/kg (roundoff to the nearest integer).

Ans: 1513
52. The sun (S) and the planet (P) of an epicyclic gear train shown in the figure have identical number of teeth
If the sun (S) and the outer ring (R) gears are rotated in the same direction with angular speed ω_{S} and ω_{R}, respectively, then the angular speed of the arm AB is

Ans: d
53. The spectral distribution of radiation from a black body at T_{1} = 3000 K has a maximum at wavelength λ_{max}. The body cools down to a temperature T_{2}. If the wavelength corresponding to the maximum of the spectral distribution at T_{2} is 1.2 times of the original wavelength λ_{max}, then the temperature T_{2} is ________ K (round off to the nearest integer).

Ans: 2500
54. A hollow spherical ball of radius 20 cm floats in still water, with half of its volume submerged. Taking the density of water as 1000 kg/m^{3}, and the acceleration due to gravity as 10 m/s^{2}, the natural frequency of small oscillations of the ball, normal to the water surface is ______ radians/s. (roundoff to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 8.66
55. A steel spur pinion has a module (m) of 1.25 mm, 20 teeth and 20° pressure angle. The pinion rotates at 1200 rpm and transmits power to a 60 teeth gear. The face width (F ) is 50 mm, Lewis form factor Y = 0.322 and a dynamic factor K_{v} = 1.26. The bending stress (σ) induced in a tooth can be calculated by using the Lewis formula given below.
If the maximum bending stress experienced by the pinion is 400 MPa. the power transmitted is _____ kW (round off to one decimal place),
Lewis formula: σ = \frac { { K }_{ v }{ W }^{ t } }{ FmY } , where W^{t} is the tangential load acting on the pinion.

Ans: 10
56. Moist air at 105 kPa, 30°C and 80% relative humidity flows over a cooling coil in an insulated airconditioning duct. Saturated air exits the duct at 100 kPa and 15°C. The saturation pressure of water at 30°C and 15°C are 4.24 kPa and 1.7 kPa respectively. Molecular weight of water is 18 g/mol and that of air is 28.94 g/mol. The mass of water condensing out from the duct is ______ g/kg of dry air (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 10
57. Water (density 1000 kg/m^{3}) flows through an inclined pipe of uniform diameter. The velocity, pressure and elevation at section A are V_{A} = 3.2 m/s, p_{A} =186 kPa and z_{A} = 24.5 m respectively, and those at section B are V_{B} = 3.2 m/s, p_{B} = 260 kPa and z_{B} = 9.1 m, respectively. If acceleration due to gravity is 10 m/s^{2} then the head lost due to friction is ______ m. (round off to one decimal place).

Ans: 8
58. A cylindrical bar with 200 mm diameter is being turned with a tool having geometry 0° 9° – 7° – 8° – 15° – 30° – 0.05 inch (Coordinate system, ASA) resulting in a cutting force F_{c1}. If the tool geometry is changed to 0° – 9° – 7° – 8° – 15° – 0° – 0.05 inch (Coordinate system. ASA) and all other parameters remain unchanged, the cutting force changes to F_{c2}. Specific cutting energy (in J/mm^{3}) is U_{c} = U_{0}(t_{1})^{–0.4}, where U_{0} is the specific energy coefficient, and t_{1} is the uncut thickness in mm. The value of percentage change in cutting force F_{c2}. i.e., \left( \frac { { F }_{ c2 }{ F }_{ c1 } }{ { F }_{ c1 } } \right) \times 100 is _______ (round off to one decimal place).

Ans: 5.6
59. The function f (z) of complex variable z = x + iy, where i = \sqrt { 1 }, is given as f(z) = (x^{3} – 3xy^{2}) + iv(x, y). For this function to be analytic, v (x, y) should be
(a) (3x^{2}y – y^{3}) + constant
(b) (3x^{2}y^{2} – y^{3}) + constant
(c) (x^{2} – 3x^{2}y) + constant
(d) (3xy^{2} – y^{3}) + constant

Ans: a
60. A cantilever of length l, and flexural rigidity EI, stiffened by a spring of stiffness k, is loaded by transverse force P, as shown
The transverse deflection under the load is

Ans: b
61. There are two identical shaping machines S_{1} and S_{2}. In machine S_{2}, the width of the workpiece is increased by 10% and the feed is decreased by 10%, with respect to that of S_{1}. If all other conditions remain the same then the ratio of total time per pass in S_{1} and S_{2} will be __________ (roundoff to one decimal place).

Ans: 0.8
62. Bars of 250 mm length and 25 mm diameter are to be turned on a lathe with a feed of 0.2 mm/rev. Each regrinding of the tool costs Rs. 20. The time required for each tool change is 1 min. Tool life equation is given as VT^{0.2} = 24 (where cutting speed V is in m/min and tool life T is in min). The optimum tool cost per piece for maximum production rate is Rs. ________ (round off to 2 decimal places).

Ans: 26.985
63. A thinwalled cylinder of radius r and thickness t is open at both ends, and fits snugly between two rigid walls under ambient conditions, as shown in the figure.
The material of the cylinder has Young’s modulus E, Poisson’s ratio ν, and coefficient of thermal expansion α. What is the minimum rise in temperature ΔT of the cylinder (assume uniform cylinder temperature with no buckling of the cylinder) required to prevent gas leakage if the cylinder has to store the gas at an internal pressure of p above the atmosphere?

Ans: b
64. Keeping all other parameters identical, the Compression Ratio (CR) of an air standard diesel cycle is increased from 15 to 21. Take ratio of specific heats = 1.3 and cutoff ratio of the cycle r_{c} = 2. The difference between the new and the old efficiency values, in percentage,
(η_{new}_{⎥}_{CR = 21}) – (η_{old⎥}_{CR} = 15) = _____ %. (round off to one decimal place).

Ans: 4.8
65. For the integral \int _{ 0 }^{ \pi /2 }{ (8+4cosx)dx } , the absolute percentage error in numerical evaluation with the Trapezoidal rule, using only the end points, is ________. (round off to one decimal place).

Ans: 5.2