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GATE question papers: Electronics and Communication Engineering 2010

Ashok royal - 15:49

Q. No. 1 – 25 Carry One Mark Each

1.         The eigen values of a skew-symmetric matrix are
            (A)        always zero                                           (B)        always pure imaginary
            (C)        either zero or pure imaginary                  (D)        always real

2.         The trigonometric Fourier series for the waveform f(t) shown below contains

            (A)        only cosine terms and zero value for the dc component
            (B)        only cosine terms and a positive value for the dc component
            (C)        only cosine terms and a negative value for the dc component
            (D)        only sine terms and a negative for the dc component

3.         A function n(x) satisfied the differential equation  where L is a constant. The boundary conditions are: n(0)=K and n ( ∞ ) = 0. The solution to this equation is
            (A)        n(x) = K exp(x/L)                                    (B)        n(x) = K exp(-x/ )
            (C)        n(x) = K2 exp(-x/L)                                 (D)        n(x) = K exp(-x/L)

4.         For the two-port network shown below, the short-circuit admittance parameter matrix is

            (A)              (B)                    (C)             (D)        

5.         For parallel RLC circuit, which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
            (A)        The bandwidth of the circuit deceases if R is increased
            (B)        The bandwidth of the circuit remains same if L is increased
            (C)        At resonance, input impedance is a real quantity
            (D)        At resonance, the magnitude of input impedance attains its minimum value.

6.         At room temperature, a possible value for the mobility of electrons in the inversion layer of a silicon n-channel MOSFET is
            (A)        450 cm2/V-s       (B)        1350 cm2/V-s      (C)        1800 cm2/V-s      (D)        3600 cm2/V-s

7.         Thin gate oxide in a CMOS process in preferably grown using
            (A)        wet oxidation                                         (B)        dry oxidation
            (C)        epitaxial deposition                                 (D)        ion implantation

8.         In the silicon BJT circuit shown below, assume that the emitter area of transistor Q1 is half that of transistor Q2.

            The value of current I0 is approximately
            (A)        0.5 mA              (B)        2mA                  (C)        9.3 mA              (D)        15mA

9.         The amplifier circuit shown below uses a silicon transistor. The capacitors CC and CE can be assumed to be short at signal frequency and the effect of output resistance r0 can be ignored. If CE is disconnected from the circuit, which one of the following statements is TRUE?
            (A)        The input resistance Rincreases and the magnitude of voltage gain Adecreases
            (B)        The input resistance Rdecreases and the magnitude of voltage gain Adecreases
            (C)        Both input resistance Ri and the magnitude of voltage gain Adecrease
            (D)        Both input resistance Rand the magnitude of voltage gain AV increase

10.        Assuming the OP-AMP to be ideal, the voltage gain of the amplifier shown below is
            (A)                                                           (B)                      
            (C)                                                      (D)        - 

11.        Match the logic ga5tes in Column A with their equivalents in Column B.
            (A)        P–2, Q-4, R-1, S-3                                  (B)        P-4, Q-2, R-1, S-3
            (C)        P–2, Q-4, R-3, S-1                                  (D)        P-4, Q-2, R-3, S-1

12.        For the output F to be 1 in the logic circuit shown, the input combination should be

            (A)        A = 1, B= 1. C = 0                                 (B)        A = 1, B= 0,C = 0
            (C)        A = 0, B= 1. C = 0                                 (D)        A = 0, B= 0, C = 1

13.        In the circuit shown, the device connected to Y5 can have address in the range

            (A)        2000 - 20FF       (B)        2D00 – 2DFF      (C)        2E00 – 2EFF      (D)        FD00 - FDFF

14.        Consider the z-transform X(z) = 5z2 + 4z-1 + 3; 0<|z| < ∞ . The inverse z transform x[n] is
            (A)        5d[n + 2] + 3d [n] + 4d [n – 1]                 (B)        5d [n - 2] + 3d [n] + 4d [n + 1]
            (C)        5 u[n + 2] + 3 u[n] + 4 u[n – 1]   (D)        5 u[n - 2] + 3 u[n] + 4 u[n + 1]

15.        Two discrete time systems with impulse responses h1[n] = d [n -1] and h2[n] = d [n – 2] are connected in cascade. The overall impulse response of the cascaded system is
            (A)        d [n - 1] + d [n - 2]                                 (B)        d [n - 4]
            (C)        d [n - 3]                                                 (D)        d [n - 1] d [n - 2]

16.        For an N-point FFT algorithm with N = 2m which one of the following statements is TRUE?
            (A)        It is not possible to construct a signal flow graph with both input and output in normal order
            (B)        The number of butterflies in the mth stage is N/m
            (C)        In-place computation requires storage of only 2N node data
            (D)        Computation of a butterfly requires only one complex multiplication

17.        The transfer function Y(s)/R(s) of the system shown is

            (A)        0                      (B)                        (C)                        (D)        

18.        A system with transfer function  has an output y(t) = cos  for the input signal x(t) = p cos. Then, the system parameter 'p' is
            (A)                          (B)                          (C)        1                      (D)        

19.        For the asymptotic Bode magnitude plot shown below, the system transfer function can be

            (A)                   (B)                  (C)                                (D)        

20.        Suppose that the modulating signal is m(t) = 2cos (2p fmt) and the carrier signal is xC(t) = AC cos(2pfct), which one of the following is a conventional AM signal without over-modulation?
            (A)        x(t) = Acm(t) cos(2pfct)                          
            (B)        x(t) = Ac[1 + m(t)]cos(2pfct)
            (C)        x(t) = Ac cos(2pfct) + m(t) cos(2pfct)
            (D)        x(t) = Ac cos(2pfmt) cos(2pfct) + Ac sin(2pfmt) sin(2pfct)

21.        Consider an angle modulated signal x(t) = 6cos[2px106t+2sin(8000pt) + 4cos(8000pt)] V. The average power of x(t) is.
            (A)        10W                  (B)        18W                  (C)        20W                  (D)        28W

22.        If the scattering matrix [S] of a two port network is[S] = then the network is
            (A)        lossless and reciprocal                            (B)        lossless but not reciprocal
            (C)        not lossless but reciprocal                       (D)        neither lossless nor reciprocal

23.        A transmission line has a characteristic impedance of 50 Ω and a resistance of 0.1 Ω /m. if the line is distortion less, the attenuation constant (in Np/m) is
            (A)        500                   (B)        5                      (C)        0.014                (D)        0.002

24.        Consider the pulse shape s(t) as shown. The impulse response h(t) of the filter matched to this pulse is
25.        The electric field component of a time harmonic plane EM wave traveling in a nonmagnetic lossless dielectric medium has an amplitude of 1 V/m. If the relative permittivity of the medium is 4, the magnitude of the time-average power density vector (in W/m2) is
            (A)                         (B)                        (C)                      (D)       

Q. No. 26 – 51 Carry Two Marks Each

26.        If ey = then y has a
            (A)        maximum at x= e                                   (B)        minimum at x= e
            (C)        maximum at x= e-1                                 (D)        minimum at x= e-1

27.        A fair coin is tossed independently four times. The probability of the event "the number of time heads shown up is more than the number of times tails shown up" is
            (A)                           (B)                           (C)                           (D)       

28.        If  = xy  + x2 then over the path shown in the figure is
            (A)        0                      (B)                          (C)        1          (D)        2

29.        The residues of a complex function X(z) =  at its poles are
            (A)         and 1                                         (B)         and -1
            (C)        -1 and -                                      (D)        -1 and    

30.        Consider differential equation with the initial condition y(0) = 0. Using Euler's first order method with a step size of 0.1, the value of y (0.3) is
            (A)        0.01                  (B)        0.031                (C)        0.0631              (D)        0.1

31.        Given f(t) = L-1, then the value of K is
            (A)        1                      (B)        2                      (C)        3                      (D)        4

32.        In the circuit shown, the switch S is open for a long time and is closed at t=0. The current i(t) for t≥0is

            (A)        i(t)=0.5-0.125e-1000t A                            (B)        i(t)=1.5-0.125e-1000t A
            (C)        i(t)=0.5-0.5e-1000t A                                (D)        i(t)=0.375e-1000t A

33.        The current I in the circuit shown is
            (A)        -j1A                  (B)        J1A                   (C)        0A                    (D)        20A

34.        In the circuit shown, the power supplied by the voltage source is
            (A)        0W                   (B)        5W                   (C)        10W                  (D)        100W

35.        In a uniformly doped BJT, assume that NE, NB and NC are the emitter, base and collector dopings in atoms/cm3, respectively. If the emitter injection efficiency of the BJT is close unity, which one of the following conditions is TRUE?
            (A)        NE=NB=N                                             (B)        NE >>NB and NB>NC
            (C)        NE=NB and NB<N                                   (D)        NE<NB<NC

36.        Compared to a p-n junction with NA=ND=1014/cm3, which one of the following statements is TRUE for a p-n junction with NA=ND=1020/cm3?
            (A)        Reverse breakdown voltage is lower and depletion capacitance is lower
            (B)        Reverse breakdown voltage is higher and depletion capacitance is lower
            (C)        Reverse breakdown voltage is lower and depletion capacitance is higher
            (D)        Reverse breakdown voltage is higher and depletion capacitance is higher

37.        Assuming that flip-flops are in reset condition initially, the count sequence observed at Qin the circuit shown is

            (A)        0010111…         (B)        0001011…         (C)        0101111…         (D)        0110100…

38.        The transfer characteristic for the precision rectifier circuit shown below is (assume ideal OP-AMP and practical diodes) 

39.        The Boolean function realized by the logic circuit shown is

            (A)        F= Σm(0,1,3,5,9,10,14)                          (B)        F= Σm(2,3,5,7,8,12,13)
            (C)        F= Σm(1,2,4,5,11,14,15)                         (D)        F= Σm(2,3,5,7,8,9,12)

40.        For the 8085 assembly language program given below, the content of the accumulator after the execution of the program is




            (A)        00H                   (B)        45H                   (C)        67H                   (D)        E7H

41.        A continuous time LTI system is described by
            Assuming zero initial conditions, the response y(t) of the above system for the input x(t)=e-2t u(t) is given by
            (A)        (et-e3t)u(t)                                             (B)        (e-t-3-3t)u(t)
            (C)        (e-t+e-3t)u(t)                                          (D)        (et+e3t)u(t)

42.        The transfer function of a discrete time LTI system is given by

            Consider the following statements:
            S1: The system is stable and causal for ROC:|z|>½
            S2: The system is stable but not causal for ROC:|z|<¼
            S3: The system is neither stable nor causal for ROC: ¼<|z|<½
            Which one of the following statements is valid?
            (A)        Both S1 and S2 are true              (B)        Both S2 and S3 are true
            (C)        Both S1 and S3 are true              (D)        S1, S2 and S3 are all true

43.        The Nyquist sampling rate for the signal s(t) = is given by
            (A)        400 Hz              (B)        600 Hz              (C)        1200Hz (D)        1400 Hz
44.        A unity negative feedback closed loop system has a plant with the transfer function and a controller Gc(S) in the feed forward path. For a unit set input, the transfer function of the controller that gives minimum steady state error is
            (A)                                               (B)        
            (C)                                   (D)        

45.        X(t) is a stationary process with the power spectral density Sx(f)>0 for all f. The process is passed through a system shown below.

            Let Sy(f) be the power spectral density of Y(t). Which one of the following statements is correct?
            (A)        Sy(f)>0 for all f
            (B)        Sy(f)=0 for |f|>1kHz
            (C)        Sy(f)=0 for f=nf0, f0=2kHz, n any integer
            (D)        Sy(f)=0 for f=(2n+1)f0=1kHz, n any integer

46.        A plane wave having the electric field component V/M and traveling in free space is incident normally on a lossless medium with m= mand e=9e0 which occupies the region y≥0. The reflected magnetic field component is given by
            (A)         A/M                 (B)         A/M

            (C)         A/M              (D)         A/M

47.        In the circuit shown, all the transmission line sections are lossless. The Voltage Standing Wave Ration (VSWR) on the 60W line is

            (A)        1.00                  (B)        1.64                  (C)        2.50                  (D)        3.00

Common Data Questions: 48 & 49
            Consider the common emitter amplifier shown below with the following circuit parameters:
            b=100, gm=0.3861 A/V, r0=∞, rp=259 W, RS=1k W, RB=93K W, RC=250 W, RL=1k
            W, C1=∞ and C2=4.7mF.
48.        The resistance seen by the source Vs is
            (A)        258 Ω                (B)        1258 Ω              (C)        93 KΩ                (D)        ∞

49.        The lower cut-off frequency due to C2 is
            (A)        33.9 Hz             (B)        27.1 Hz             (C)        13.6 Hz             (D)        16.9 Hz

                                                            Common Data Questions: 50 & 51

            The signal flow graph of a system is shown below.

50.        The state variable representation of the system can be
            (A)        x =                             
                        Y = [0 0.5]x
            (B)        x = 
                        y [0 0.5]x
            (C)        x = 
                        y [0.5 0.5]x
            (D)        x = 
                        y [0.5 0.5]x

51.        The transfer function of the system is
            (A)                      (B)                     (C)                 (D)        

                        Linked Answer Questions: Q.52 to Q.55 Carry Two Marks Each
                                    Statement for Linked Answer Questions: 52 & 53

            The silicon sample with unit cross-sectional area shown below is in thermal equilibrium. The following information is given: T=300K, electronic charge=1.6x10- 19 C, thermal voltage=26mV and electron mobility = 1350cm2/V-s
52.        The magnitude of the electric field at x=0.5 μm is
            (A)        1kV/cm             (B)        5kV/cm             (C)        10 kV/cm           (D)        26kV/cm

53.        The magnitude of the electron drift current density at x=0.5 μm is
            (A)        2.16x104 A/cm2                                                  (B)        1.08x10A/cm2
            (C)        4.32x10A/cm2                                                   (D)        6.48x102 A/cm2

                                                Statement for Linked Answer Questions: 54 & 55

            Consider a baseband binary PAM receiver shown below. The additive channel noise n(t) is whit with power spectral density SN(f)=N0/2=10-20 W/Hz. The low-pass filter is ideal with unity gain and cutoff frequency 1MHz. Let Ykrepresent the random variable y(tk).
            Yk=Nk if transmitted bit bk=0
            Yk=a+Nk if transmitted bit bk=1
            Where Nk represents the noise sample value. The noise sample has a probability density function, PNk(n)=0.5ae-α|n| (This has mean zero and variance 2/a2). Assume transmitted bits to be equiprobable and threshold z is set to a/2=10-6V.

54.        The value of the parameter α (in V-1) is
            (A)        1010                  (B)        107                   (C)        1.414x10-10        (D)        2x10-20

55.        The probability of bit error is
            (A)        0.5xe-3.5            (B)        0.5xe-5              (C) 0.5xe-7                     (D)        0.5xe-10

                                                Q. No. 56 – 60 Carry One Mark Each

56.        Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the world below: Circuitous
            (A)        Cyclic                (B)        indirect              (C)        confusing           (D)        crooked

57.        The question below consists of a pair of related of related words followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses the relation in the original pair. Unemployed: Worker
            (A)        fallow : land                                          (B)        unaware : sleeper
            (C)        wit : jester                                            (D)        renovated : house

58.        Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:
            If we manage to ________ our natural resources, we would leave a better planet for our children.
            (A)        uphold               (B)        restrain             (C)        Cherish                         (D)        conserve

59.        Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:
            His rather casual remarks on politics _______ his lack of seriousness about the subject.
            (A)        masked             (B)        belied                (C)        cherish              (D)        conserve

60.        25 persons are in a room. 15 of them play hockey, 17 of them play football and 10 of them play both hockey and football. Then the number of persons playing neither hockey nor football is:
            (A)        2                      (B)        17                     (C)        13                     (D)        3

                                                            Q. No. 61 – 65 Carry Two Marks Each

61.        Modern warfare has changed from large scale clashes of armies to suppression of civilian populations. Chemical agents that do their work silently appear to be suited to such warfare; and regretfully, there exist people in military establishments who think that chemical agents are useful tools for their cause.
            which of the following statements best sums up the meaning of the above passage:
            (A)        Modern warfare has resulted in civil strife.
            (B)        Chemical agents are useful in modern warfare.
            (C)        Use of chemical agents in warfare would be undesirable.
            (D)        People in military establishments like to use chemical agents in war.

62.        If 137+276=435 how much is 731+672?
            (A)        534                   (B)        1403                 (C)        1623                 (D)        1513

63.        5 skilled workers can build a wall in 20 days; 8 semi-skilled worker can build a wall in 25days; 10 unskilled workers can build a wall in 30 days. If a team has 2 killed, 6 semi-skilled and 5 unskilled workers, how long will it take to build the wall?
            (A)        20 days             (B)        18 days             (C)        16 days             (D)        15 days

64.        Given digits 2,2,3,3,3,4,4,4,4 how many distinct 4 digit numbers greater than 3000 can be formed?
            (A)        50                     (B)        51                     (C)        52                     (D)        54

65.        Hari (H), Gita (G), Irfan (I) and Saira (S) are sibiligs (i.e. brothers and sisters). All were born on 1st January. The age difference between any two successive siblings (that is born one after another) is less than3 years. Given the following facts:
            i.          Hair's age + Gita's age > Irfan's age + Saira's age.
            ii.          The age difference between Gita and Saira is 1 year. However, Gita is not the oldest and Saira is not the youngest.
            iii.         There are not twins.
                        In what order were they born (0ldest first)?
            (A)        HSIG                (B)        SGHI                 (C)        IGSH                 (D)        IHSG

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