1 A digitaltoanalog converter with a fullscale output voltage of 3.5 V has a resolution close to 14m V. Its bit size is
A) 4
B) 8
C) 16
D) 32 Answer : (B)2 A singlephase halfcontrolled rectifier is driving a separately excited dc motor. The dc motor has a back emf constant of 0.5 V/rpm. The armature current is 5 A without any ripple. The armature resistance is 2W. The converter is working from a 280 V, single phase ac source with a firing angle of 80°. Under this operating condition, the speed of the motor will be
A) 339 rpm
B) 359 rpm
C) 366 rpm
D) 386 rpm Answer : (C)
3 In relation to the synchronous machines, which one of the following statements is false?
A) In salient pole machines, the directaxis synchronous reactance is greater than the quadratureaxis synchronous reactance
B) The damper bars help the synchronous motor self start
C) Short circuit ratio is the ratio of the field current required to produce the rated voltage on open circuit to the rated armature current
D) The Vcurve of a synchronous motor represents the variation in the armature current with field excitation, at a given output power Answer : (C)
4 A parallel plate airfilled capacitor has plate area of l04 m2 and plate separation of 103 m. It is connected to a 0.5 V, 3.6 GHz source. The magnitude of the displacement current is (e0 = 1/36p x 109 F/m)
A) 10 mA
B) 100 mA
C) 10 A
D) 1.59 mA Answer : (A) 5 The 8085 assembly language instruction that stores the content of H and L registers into the memory locations 2050H and 2051H, respectively, is
A) SPHL 2050_{H}
B) SPHL2051_{H}
C) SHLD 2050_{H}
D) STAX 2050_{H} Answer : (C)
6 If E
is the electric field intensity, Ñ(Ñ x E
) is equal to
A) E
B)  E

C) null vector
D) zero Answer : (D)
7 The insulation strength of an EHV transmission line is mainly governed by
A) load power factor
B) switching overvoltages
C) harmonics
D) corona Answer : (B)
8 The Q  meter works on the principle of
A) mutual inductance
B) self inductance
C) series resonance
D) parallel resonance Answer : (C)
9 A 800 kV transmission line is having per phase line inductance of 1.1 mH/km and per phase line capacitance of 11.68 nF/km. Ignoring the length of the line, its ideal power transfer capability in MW is
A) 1204 MW
B) 1504 MW
C) 2085 MW
D) 2606 MW Answer : (C)
10 In a PCM system, if the code word length is increased from 6 to 8 bits, the signal to quantization noise ratio improves by the factor
A) 8/6
B) 12
C) 16
D) 8 Answer : (C)
11 At an industrial substation with a 4 MW load, a capacitor of 2 MVAR is installed to maintain the load power factor at 0.97 lagging. If the capacitor goes out of serivce, the load power factor becomes
A) 0.85
B) 1.00
C) 0.80 lag
D) 0.90 lag Answer : (C)
12 The conduction loss versus device current characteristic of a power MOSFET is best approximated by
A) a parabola
B) a straight line
C) a rectangular hyperbola
D) an exponentially decaying function Answer : (A)
13 High Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission is mainly used for
A) bulk power transmission over very long distances
B) interconnecting two systems with the same nominal frequency
C) eliminating reactive power requirement in the operation
D) minimizing harmonics at the converter stations Answer : (A)
14 For the equation,
s3  4s2+ s + 6 = 0
the number of roots in the left half of splane will be
A) 0
B) 1
C) 2
D) 3 Answer : (C)
15 For the function f(x) = x2 ex, the maximum occurs when x is equal to
A) 2
B) 1
C) 0
D) 1 Answer : (B)