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Mechanical Engineering

An engine operates between temperature limits of 900˚K and T2, and another  between T2 and 400˚K. For both to be equally efficient , T2 will be equal to:
  600˚K   650˚K 625˚K   700˚K  
40% of the incident radiant energy on the surface of a thermally  transparent body is reflected back. If the transmissivity of the body be 0.15,  then the emissivity of surface is:
  0.45   0.40 0.55   0.60  
The property of a material by virtue of which it can be beaten or rolled  into plates is called:
  ductility   malleability plasticity   elasticity  
Electrical Engineering

Twelve identical wires of resistance 6Ω each are arranged to form the  edges of a cube. The effective resistance between the opposite corners of the  cube is:
  6Ω   8Ω 5Ω   4.5Ω  
A d.c shunt motor runs at 200 V supply, if the armature current is 20 A  and resistance of the armature is 0.5 ohm, the back e.m.f developed will be:
  210 V   190 V 200 V   180 V  
A 0-25 A ammeter has guaranteed accuracy of 1% of full scale reading. The  current measured by this instrument is 5 A. The limiting error in percentage is:
  5   2 2.5   1  
Civil Engineering

A cantilever beam curved in plan and subjected to lateral loads will  develop at any section:
  bending moment and shearing force twisting moment and shearing force bending moment and twisting moment bending moment, twisting moment & shearing force.  
The force of attraction between the individual particles of soil which  keeps the soil particles bound together is known as:
  Compaction   Friction Cohesion   Dilatancy  
The dimensions of pressure gradient in a fluid flow are:
  M L-1 T 2   M L-2 T -2 M L-3 T -2   M-1 L-3 T -2  
Control & Instrumentation Engineering

1 The D flip-flop and T flip flops are respectively used as:
  delay and toggle switch   toggle switch and delay gate   both used as toggle switch both used as delay gates  
A signal has frequency components which lie in the range of 0.001Hz to 10  Hz. Which one of the following types of coupling should be chosen in a  multistage amplifier designed to amplify this signal?
  RC Coupling   Direct Coupling Transformer Coupling   Doubled-tuned Coupling  
Fourier transform of uo (T1 " t) + uo (T1 + t) is:
  Cos ω T1   2 Sin ω T1 2Cos ω T1   2 j Sin ω T1  
Human Resource Management

A human resource plan is:
  identifying what business we are in   identifying the growth strategy identifying what business we want to be in identifying what human skills we have and what we will need in the   future.  
Appraisals that review what the manager actually did as a manager is:
  a rating method   appraising mangers against verifiable objectives a ranking method   appraising managers as managers  
Which of these are not the forces of change?
  external environment   goals and values technology   formation of unions  
Finance Management

Which of the following technique fails in evaluating the Non-conventional  Investments?
Which of the following currency is not a constituent of SDR?
  US dollar   Japanese yen Euro   French franc  
An investor has Rs. 65000 for investment in treasury bills at the interest  rate of 15% of denomination Rs 25000.He can buy only two Bills. For the surplus  fund he has two options:- 
a) invest in FD @10% or 
b) borrow the deficit amount @20% and invest in TB. 
What should the investor do?
  Invest all the surplus money in FD   Both will yield same results Borrow deficit and invest in TB   Insufficient information  
General Aptitude

The most appropriate measure of a country's economic growth is its:
  Gross Domestic Product   Net National Product Net Domestic Product   Per Capita Real Income  
'Come Out And Play' is the anthem of:
  Olympic Games-2012   National Games-2008 Commonwealth Games-2010   Asian Games-2010  
Read the sentence carefully to find out whether there is any grammatical  error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter  of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the  errors of punctuation, if any). We discussed about the problem so thoroughly: 
(A) / on the eve of the examination 
(B) / that I found it very easy to work it out.
(C) / No error (D).
Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicized in the sentence.  Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase ?

The new Chief Minister stuck his neck out today and promised 10 kgs. free  wheat a month for all rural families:
  took an oath   extended help took a risk   caused embarrassment  
In the month of January'10, Sachin's income and expenses were Rs. 15000  and Rs. 9000, respectively. His monthly expenses vary directly as the square of  his monthly income. What is his income when it just equals his expenses?  
  Rs.20600   Rs. 27600 Rs. 25000   Rs. 28600  
A machine produces 10 units of an article in a day of which 4 are  defective. The quality inspector allows release of the products if he finds none  of the 3 units chosen by him at random to be defective. What is the probability  of quality inspector allowing the release? 
  1/5   1/6 3/5   5/6  
Based on the above table, by what % is the average wheat production more  than the average sugarcane production for the given 4 year period? 
  535 %   629 % 502 %   730 %  
Select the related letter from the given alternatives: Q P R S :  T U W V :: J I K L : ?
  N M O P   M N PO N M P O   M N O P  
Pointing a man in the photograph a lady said, "The father of his brother  is the only son of my mother. How is that man related to that lady? 
  Brother   Grandson Son   Nephew  
How many triangles are there in the following figure?


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