GATE Electrical Question Paper & Solution/Key Held on 7 Feb 2016

Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.

Q.6 The following graph represents the installed capacity for cement production (in tonnes) and the actual production (in tonnes) of nine cement plants of a cement company. Capacity utilization of a plant is defined as ratio of actual production of cement to installed capacity. A plant with installed capacity of at least 200 tonnes is called a large plant and a plant with lesser capacity is called a small plant. The difference between total production of large plants and small plants, in tonnes is ____.
Answer: 120

Q.7 A poll of students appearing for masters in engineering indicated that 60 % of the students believed that mechanical engineering is a profession unsuitable for women. A research study on women with masters or higher degrees in mechanical engineering found that 99 % of such women were successful in their professions. Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above paragraph?
(A) Many students have misconceptions regarding various engineering disciplines.
(B) Men with advanced degrees in mechanical engineering believe women are well suited to be mechanical engineers.
(C) Mechanical engineering is a profession well suited for women with masters or higher degrees in mechanical engineering.
(D) The number of women pursuing higher degrees in mechanical engineering is small.
Answer: (C) Mechanical engineering is a profession well suited for women with masters or higher degrees in mechanical engineering.
                   
Q.8 Sourya committee had proposed the establishment of Sourya Institutes of Technology (SITs) in line with Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to cater to the technological and industrial needs of a developing country.
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentence? Based on the proposal,
(i) In the initial years, SIT students will get degrees from IIT.
(ii) SITs will have a distinct national objective.
(iii) SIT like institutions can only be established in consultation with IIT.
(iv) SITs will serve technological needs of a developing country.
(A) (iii) and (iv) only.
(B) (i) and (iv) only.
(C) (ii) and (iv) only.
(D) (ii) and (iii) only.
Answer: (A) (iii) and (iv) only.

Q.9 Shaquille O’ Neal is a 60% career free throw shooter, meaning that he successfully makes 60 free throws out of 100 attempts on average. What is the probability that he will successfully make exactly 6 free throws in 10 attempts?
(A) 0.2508
(B) 0.2816
(C) 0.2934
(D) 0.6000
Answer: (A) 0.2508


Q.10 The numeral in the units position of 211870 + 146127 × 3424  is _____.
Answer: 7

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