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The heat ,producedby. a cunent in an


electricalcircuit is calculatedbyusingthe
formula
(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

2.

7.

Withi n aparallelcircuit,thevoltageacross
eachcomponentis
(A)
@)

(c)
@)

4.

equivalentto the supply voltage


lessthan the supply voltage
greaterthan the supply voltage
double the supply voltage

A variable resistorcanbe connectedas a


potentiometer and as a
(A)
(B)

(c)
@)

5.

ctrrrent density
voltagedensity
power consumed
energyconsumed

lVhich of the following'arethethreefactors that affect the resistance


of a cable?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

R.zt
rzRt
IRt2
(rR)'t

The product of voltage and current in a


resistivecircuit would give
(A)
CB)
(C)
(D)

3.

6.

Which of the following is theBEST insulator for housewiringcables?


(A)
CB)
(C)
(D)

(c)
(D)

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P.v.C.
Glass
Mica
Air

Which of the following B.S. graphical


symbols representsan electricalmeter?

(A)

(B)

varactor
rheostat

fuse
switch

(c)

The ohmic value of carbon increases as


the tem;rerature

(A)
(B)

I-ength,CSA andinsulation
Temperarure,CSA andlength
CSA, temperatureandimularion
CSA, materialandinsulation

increases
decreases
remains constant
fluctuates

(D)

X
@

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9.

The currentnecessarytomovethe pointer


to the maximumreadingon aninstrument
scaleis calledthe
(A)
@)
(C)
(D)

10.

1.1.

15.

a volmebr
an ohmmeter
a watmebr
a kilowatthour meter

16.

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

17.

tully discharged
tully charged
half-discharged
quarter-charged

(A)
(B)
(C)

I Coulomb
| Hertz
l Watt

cD)

l kwh

The MOST importantpurposeof a circuit


breakerin an installation is to
(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

magnetlc
diamagnetic
non-magnetic
paramagnetic

bypassthe circuit
prevent damageto the installation
ensurequick resumptionof sup-

plv

Materials such as copper, aluminium


and gold are classifiedas
(A)
(B)

Corkscrew rule
Fleming's left-handrule
Faraday'slaw
I-enz's law

Which of the following representsone


unit of electrical energy?

(C)

13.

attractive
repulsive
saturative
rotative

For conventional current theory, which


of the following is used to determinethe
direction of the magnetic field around a
straight, ctrrrent-carrying conductor?
(A)
(B)
(C)
CD)

more voltagethan one cell


lessvoltagethan one cell
more resistancethan one cell
lessresistancethan one cell

A hydrometershowsa readingof l.Z7O


for a lead acidcell. This indicatesthat the
cell is

The 'force' experiencedby two parallel


conductorscarrying currentin the same
directionis
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Cells are connectedin series in order to


provide
(A)
(B)
(C)
CD)

t2.

full scaledeflection currenr


inducedcurrent
rectified sine wave cturent
pointer current

The instrumentusedto measurepower in


an electrical circuit is known as
(A)
CB)
(C)
(D)

14.

(D)

19.

act as a main switch

The part of the telephone into which one


speaksis called the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

microphone
receiver
diapbragm
voice coil

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19'

when a relay is classifiedasa 'nornrallyopentype" the contacts


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

20.

24.

remaiir pennanently open


remainpernanentrycrosed
are opened until the coil is de_
energued
are openeduntil the coil is energued

The filament of an incand.escentlamJ'


mustbe madefrom a material which has
avery high melting point. Suchamaterial
is
25.

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

copper
lead
alrtminium
rungsten

A 'star' connected3-phasetransforner
bank hasa phasevoltige of 230 v. The
line voltageis therefore
(A)

phasevoltage +

(B)

phasevoltage x tli

(C)

phasevoltage x 3

CD)

phasevoltage * -l
3

An electricmotor is a device which con_


verts
(A)
(B)

mechanicalenergyinto electrical
energy
electricalenergyinto mechanical

(c)
":ffi:il"r
rent
(A)
@)
(C)
(D)

Lux
Candela
Lumen
Weber

(D)

26.
22.

current
to directcur-

direct current to alternating current

The purposeof a schematicdiagramis to


show

The unit for luminow intensity is the


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

(A)
@)

Lumen
Lux
Candela
Foot candle

(C)

(D)
23.

A transformeris a device used in an


electric circuit to produce
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

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d.c. from an a.c.source


a.c.from a d.c. source
a steadymagneticfield
a changein voltage

27.

the layout of the circuit board


the relativg size and location of
the components
the symbols and associatedconnected lines between the com_
ponents
what the circuit looks like after it
is assembled

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

currentand resistancecoils
voltageandresistance
coils
currentand voltagecoils'
voltageanddeflectioncoils

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28.

What device in a d.c. generatorconverts


the generateda.c. voltageto a d.c. voltage?
(A)
(B)
(C)
CD)

29.

30.

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

31.

34.

35.

shunt
multiplier
multi-range resistor
calibratingresistor

double its original value


quadruple ia original value
reducedto one-haHofits original
value
reducedto one-fourthof its original value

According to Ohrn's law, the currentin a


conductor is directly proportional to the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

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resistance and inversely to the


voltage
appliedvoltage and inversely to
its diameter
resistanceand inversely to the
teInperature
appliedvoltage and inversely to
the resistance

36.

low conductivity
high conductivity
high resistivity
low permeability

psslling both the voltageandresistance


in aparallel or seriescircuit will causethe
current flow to
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

ffthe currentflowing througha resistoris


reduced to one-half of its original value,
then the resultantpower dissipatedwill be
(A)
CB)
(C)
.
CD)
"

32.

(c)
(D)

variesthe outpgt voltage


stabilizesthe output voltage
decreasesthe flow of current
increasesthe flow of current

The resistor which is placed in parallel


with the metermovementof an ammeter
is known as a

Silver is a'very good conductor'ofelectricity becauseit hasa


(A)
(B)

Armature
Field coil
Stator
Commutator

In a regulated power supply, the zener


diode
(A)
CB)
(C)
(D)

33.

double
halve
remain unchanged
quadruple

The correct descendingorder of conductivity of the following metalsis


I.
tr.
m.
IV.

Copper
Silver
Gold
Aluminium

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

f[, II[, I and IV


I, fV, II and trI
II, I, Itr and tV
I, It[, IV and II

Heating elementsthat are exposedto air


during operation are usually made from
an alloy of
(A)
@)
(C)
(D)

nickel and chromium


tin and copper
copper and silver
lead and chromium

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37.

4tt.

RED

The effects of internal resistance


of a cell
may be observedunderthe circuit
condi_
tions when
(A)

The resistorshownabovehas
a valueof
(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

(B)
(C)
(D)

2.4K d2t r0%


24KC2*s%
240Kt2t2%
z4{nKc, t 20%

4t.
39.

The pointer of a d.c. voltmeter moves


in
the wrong direction when conneded
to a
circuit What doesthis indicate?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

The selectorswirch is off.


The potariry is incorrect.
The voltmeterleadsaretoo short.
The volrmereris faulry.

the external circuit is connected


to the negativeterminal only
there is a closedexternalcircuit
there is an openexErnal circuit
the external circuit is connected
to the positive terminal only

In a chargedcondition the positive plate


of a lead-acidsecondaryceUctranges
to
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

spongy tead
lead sulphale
lead ctrloride
lead peroxide

42.

39.
A

=--

\?

----z

q-

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Whu wouldbethevoltagerecordedby
a
voltmeterwhenconnected
to testpoints
'Y' and'Z'
asshown
in theabovecircuit?

From the arrangemeff of the magrretic


domairu shown in the aboye ngir",
it
may be concludedthat the maFrial
is

(A)

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

14v

cB) 16v
(c) 24V
(D) 30v
43.

When a curent flows in a coil, the mag_


nedc polarity of the coil is determined
by
the

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

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unmagnerised
nonm4gneric
diamagneric
magnerised

direcdon of winding of the coil


length of the coil
direction of current flow around
the coil
srrengthof the coil

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44.

Which of the following


could be usedto
express0.005 watts?

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
45.

46.

CB)
(C)
CD)

causea short circuit in the


call
points
isolatethesupply'system
activatetheaiarmp"t".
causean opencircuit in
the call
points

Switchinga ..*'t,
larnp\.,u.
on d,u(r
andorr
off conttnuously
will
(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)
49.

CB)
(C)
CD)

50.

shorrenthe lamp life


increasethe lamp life
causethe-lamn,o gio*
brighter

increase
ttrevottage
"i*"ffi

The purpose of the regulator


in a d.c.
power supply is to
(A)

5,q
10A
15A
30A

A break in the call circuit


of
circuit fire alarmsystemwould a closed.
(A)

47.

5 kw
5 pW
5 mW
5 MW

Whichof the followirlgcircuit


breakers,
wouldBEsTprorect
a3kW,240V,water
heater?
(A)
(B)
. (c)
@)

49.

protgct the transformer


from
aamage
maintain a constantoutput
volt_
49e
changed.c. to a.c.
rectify the a.c. voltage

In an ac. to d.r

tionis
(A)
@)
(C)
@)

rectifica-

";;;"il[juPPIY'
diode
capacitor
transformer
choke

In which order do the following


energy
transfsmations takeplace
in a tight bulb?
(A)
@)

I9l

(D)

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Electricity, Iight, heat


Electricity, hJat,'dh;

Light,hear,

"fectriJif
Light, electricity,
h"Jt

GO oN r-n

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Trr

r. t--

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52.

Which of the following components


in an
a'c'to d.c.powersuppry
u"tr iik" a switchi
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

h ,1" diagram shown


above, an a.c.
supply is applied across
the circuit
of a diode D and a resistor
_c_onsisting
R.
Which of the following o",frru
will an
oscilloscope connectedu"ios
points
A - B display?

53.

Which of thefollowing precautions


should
be observedwhea
theresistarrce
"nec^ting
of anelectricalcircuit
*itian ehmmslelz
(A)
(B)
(C)

(A)

(D)

54.
(B)

Adjust the meter of f.s.d. before


using.
Adjust the meter of its lowest
scale.
Connect the meter to an
a.c.
soruce.
Ensurethat no voltage is
applied
to the circuit while resistance
is
being measured.

Which of the following


circuirs is
MAINLy responsiblefor
i"aso.ing fre_
quency on an oscilIoscope?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

(c)

Diode
Capacitor
Transforrner
Load resisror

Amplifier
Focus
Time base
Trigger

)5.

(D)

The total current,I, takenfrom


the above
supply is
(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

o0134rF gg

0.5 A
5,q.
5.5A
15A

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To

T.rrp

h.TD\.'.r, h . ^h

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.equivalent resistance .of ,a circlit
consisting of two resistances,R, and R ,
in parallel is equal to

16.

(A)

(c)

58.

RrxR,
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

1.5volts
3.0 volts
150volts
300 volts

Rt+&

Rtx&

59.

CD) qxRz

What rating fuse is suitableto protect an


electric cookerrated at LZkWZ30 volts?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

57.

A multirange voltmeter, which is numberedfrom0 through 30o,readsmid-scale


wheDthe tuDctioniwitch is on the 3-volt
range. The value of voltage is

The lowestpossiblevalue of a 1.2kW t

20 amps
13 amps
6Oamps
50 amps

lOVoresistoris
(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

1.02kW
1.08kW
1.98kW
2.78kW

60.

Offi@@
1000

The kilowatthour meter shown above is


leading

(A)
(B)
(c)

Lse4
r6e4
2se4

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IF YOU FINISH BBFORE TIME IS CALLED, CHECK YOUR WORK ON THIS TEST.

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'\

to usewhen putttng
The BEST substance
out an electricalfire is

l.

(A)
(B)

water
carbondioxide

(c)

sand
oxygen

(D)

In which of the following


Law verified?

6.

(A)

respiration'
In mouth-to-mouthartificial
ensures
tilting the headbackwards

')

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

(A)
(B)
ie;
(D)

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

5.

(D)

aPPIYmercurochromeointment
to the area
area
apply gentianviolet to the
jelly
petroleum
t"u in" areawith
area
the
over
Passcold water

inert afom
n e g a t i v ei o n
P o s i t i v ei o n
neutralatom

current densitY
v o l t a g ed e n s i t Y
Powerconsumed
e n e r g yc o n s u m e d

7.

be-

and currenl
The product of the voltage
give
i n a r e s i s t i v ec i r c u i tw o u l d
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

(c)

e l e c t r i c a lb u r n

it
When an atom loses an electron'
comes a/an

4.

(B)

victim's
a clear airway into the
lungs
to the vicu gooa supplyof blood
tim's brain
tor
an effectivebreathingposition
the rescuer
of the
an automaticrise and fall
v i c t ' i m ' sc h e s t

A p e r s o nw h o g e t s a n
shouldimmediatelY

3.

graphsis Ohm

resistor are red'


The colour bands on a
value is
orung" and red' The coded
(A)

(B)
(c)
(D)

8.

0.23KA

2.30Ke
23.00KA
232'00KSr

of l5 ohms
I f t h r e e h e a t e rc o i l s e a c h
the equivalent
ur. .onnectedin parallel'
resistancewould be
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D) ,

5 ohms
l0 ohms
15ohms
45 ohms

PACIb'
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9.

Which of the following are the


three\fAc_
tors rhar affecr rhe resisraryepfu{birrlrrZ
(1)
!l)
(C)
(D)

r0.

13.

L e n g r h ,C S A a n d i n s u l a r i o n
Temperarure,
CSA and length
C S A , t e m p e r a t u raen d i n s u l a t i o n
CSA, mareriaa
l ndinsularion

The graphicsymbol shown aboverepre_


s e n t sa

(A)
(B)

(c)

The alloyconstantan
i s u s e di n s t a n d a r d
resistorsbecause,for a moderate
rise in
temperature,
its resistance
would
(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

increaseappreciably
decreaseappreciably
be hardly affected
fluctuate

(D)

14.

What would be the voltagerecorded


by
a voltmeterwhen connectedto test
points
Y a n d Z a s s h o w ni n t h e c i r c u i t
above,/

ll.

(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)
The diagramabove shows a
sine wave_
form. The arrow above points
to the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

12.

c a r b o nr e s i s t o r
fuse
v a r i a b l er e s i s t o r
fluorescentIamp

amplitude
averagevalue
effecrivevalue
r . m . s .v a l u e

The insrantaneous
voltage(e) of a sinu_
soidal waveform may be found
Uy tn.
formula

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

0 0 13 . 4 1 l F2 0 [ ) 0

15.

e = Eru^ SIN 0
e = E-u^ COS 0
e = Eerr SIN 0
e = Eefr COS 0

To determinewhethera switch is
open or
c l o s e do n e s h o u l d
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

16.

t4 v
1 6v
24v
30v

check tiie schematicdiagram


usea wattmeter
use an ohmmeter
check rhe polarity

The currentnecessaryto move the pointer


t o t h em a x i m u mr e a d i n go n a n i n s t r u m e n t
s c a l ei s c a l l e dt h e
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

f u l l s c a l ed e f l e c t i o nc u r r e n r
i n d u c e dc u r r e n r
r e c t i f i e ds i n ew a v e c u r r e n r
p o i n t e rc u r r e n r

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17.

I n w h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w i n gc i r c u i t sa r e
the
i n s t r u m e n t cs o r r e c t l yc o n n e c t e d ?

20.

When an electriccurrentis passedthrough


a s o l u t i o no f c o p p e rs u l p h a t et,h i s p . o c _
e s si s c a l l e d

(A)
(B)

(A)

electrolysis
magnetisation
induction
hydrolysis

(c)
(D)

2t.

(B)

A hydrometershows a r e a d i n go f I . ? 7 0
for a leadacid cell. This indicates
that
t h ec e l l i s

(A)
(B)

fully discharged
fully charged
half-discharged
quarter-charged

(c)

(c)

(D)

))

(D)

18.

Four 24-volt batteriesare first connected


in seriesand then in parallel. The total
v o l t a g ei s
(A)

S a t u r a t i o ni n t h e m a g n e t i ch y s t e r e s i s
Ioop,shownabove,occursat which of the
f o l l o w i n gp o i n t s ?

four times Iargerin parall,:lthan


in series
f o u r t i m e ss m a l l e ri n s e r i e st h a n
in parallel
t h e s a m ei n b o t h c o n n e c t r o n s
f o u r t i m e ss m a l l e ri n p a r a l l e tl h a n
in series

(B)
(C)
(D)

(A)

23.
19.

W h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w i n gs o l u t i o n si s
used
a s t h e e l e c t r o l y t ien a s i m p l ec e l l ?
(A)
( I Ji
(C)
(D )

C o p p e rs u l p h a t e
Z i n c s ul p h a t e
S u l p h u r ia
ccid
A n r r n o n i u ncrh l o r i d e

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(B)

(C)
(D)

R
S

W h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w i n gm a r e r i a l w
s ould
b e t h e M O S T s u i t a b l ef o r r n a k i n ea p e r _
m a n e n tm a g r r e t ?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Brass
Soft iron
Bronze
H a r d e n e ds t e e l

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24.

W h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w i n-gd e s c r i b eas r n a s u
n e t i cf i e l d ?
(A)

T h e m a g n e t i s ml e f t i n a m a g n e r
aftermagneticforceis removed
The complerepath followed by
magneticIinesof force
The areaarounda magnetwhere
magneticforce exists
Imaginarylines which leave the
magnet

(B)
(C)
(D)

25.

29.

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

30.

M a t e r i a l ss u c ha sc o p p e r a
, l u m i n i u ma n d
gold are classifie,.l
as
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

magnetic
diamagnetic
non-magnetic
paramagnetic

Switchinga lalnpon andoff continuouslv


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

32.
27.

F o r c o n v e n t i o n acl u r r e n tt h e o r y ,w h i c h
of the following is usedto determinethe
directionof the magneticfield arounda
straight currentcarryingconductor?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

28.

Corkscrewrule
H e m i n g ' sI e f r h a n dr u l e
Faraday'slaw
L e n z ' sl a w

Maximum inducede.m.f.occursin a con_


d u c t o rw h e ni t i s
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

movingat rightanglesro rhemag_


n e t i cf i e l d
r e m o v e df r o m r h em a g n e t i cf i e l d
r l o v i n g p a r a l l etl o t h e m a s n e t r c
field
rloving at sorre rnterrnediatc
a n g l et o t h e n - r a g n e tfi ice l d

0 0 13 4 1 / F2' 0 0 0

rhermal
magneric
piezo
bimeral

W h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w i n g d e v i c e sp r o v i d e s
'automaticcontrol
of temperature?
(A)
(B )
(C)
(D)

33.

frequency
power
energy
voltamperes

T h e p r i n c i p l eo n w h i c h t h e c i r c u i t b r e a k e r
will NOT operateis
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

shortenthe Iamp'sIife
increasethe Iamp'slife
causethe lamp to glow brighter
increasethe voltageof theiamp

0 . 1 5s
1 . 5s
1 5s
1 5 0s

T h e M A I N p u r p o s eo f a k i l o w a r r h o u r
meteris to measure
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

31.
26.

How much time doesi t t a k ef o r 6 k i l o


joules of energyto be e x p e n d e db y a c u r r e n to f 4 A a t a p . d .o f 1 0 0v ?

Thermometer
Thermostat
Transformer
Thermisror

Which of the following effecrswill occur


if a chargedeboniterod is held iusr above
a s m a l lp i t h b a l l ?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

S h o r rr a p i do s c i l l a t i o n
R e p u l s i o no n l y
A t t r a c t i o no n l y
No effect

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T a l l b u i l d i n g s c a n b e p r o t e c t e da g a i n s t
damagefrom lighteningby
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

35.

i n s u l a r i n gr h eb u i l d i n gw i t h m e r a l _
lic parts
p a i n r i n gt h e r o o f w i t h a s p h a l t
p r o v i d i n ga l o w r e s i s t a n cceu r r e n r
path to earth
p r o v i d i n ga h i g h r e s i s t a n cceu r r e n t
path to earth

40.

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
41.

Two insulators
whenrubbedtogether
produce
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

a n e d d yc u r r e n t
piezo-electriciry
a direct current
staric-electricity

The part of the telephoneinto which one


speaksis called the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

37.

(c)
(D)

v a r i e st h e o u t p u tv o l t a g e
s t a b i l i z e st h e o u t p u tv o l t a g e
decreasesthe flow of current
increasesthe flow of current

It is NOT necessaryto checkdoubieinsu_


latedpower tools for

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

Which of the following illusrraresrhecor_


rectwiring diagramto show onelampcon_
trolledby two Z-way switches?

(A)

(B)

(c)

correctvoltage
correct speed
fuseprotection
good earthing

(D)
39.

n o r m a l l yc l o s e ds w i t c h e s
n o r m a l l yo p e n s w i t c h e s
toggleswirches
p u s hs w i r c h e s

Common

I n a r e g u l a t e dp o w e r s u p p l y ,t h e z e n e rd i _
ode
(A)
(B)

38.

microphone
receiver
diaphragm
v o i c ec o i l

polarity
c o n d u c t o rc o n t i n u i t y
i n s u l a t i o nr e s i s t a n c e
c a b l ea n d r e r m i n a t i o n s

S w i t c h e sw h i c h o p e n w h e n t h e y a r e a c r u _
atedare
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

42.
36.

V i s u a li n s p e c t i o no f a n e l e c t r i c a il n s t a l l a _
tion is to confirm the conditionof

Common

Common

Common

Common

Common Common

W h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w i n gd e v i c e sl i m i r sr h e
c u r r e n tf l o w i n a f l u o r e s c e nlta m p c i r c u i t
r v h e nt h e I a m pi s i n o p e r a t i o n ?
(A)
(lJ;
(C)
(D)

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St a r t e r
Choke
M a gn e t
Capacitor

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43.

When a current flows through mercury


vapour,it produces
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

44.

45.

u l r r a v i o l el ti g h t
i n f r a r e dl i g h r
y e l l o wl i g h t
infraredwaves

W h a t i s t h e m a x i m u mn u m b e ro f l 5 0 W
electric lamps that could safely be used
on a 250V supplywhich will fuse ar 5'A.?

50.

(B)
(c)

e
lo

(B)

(D)

16

I n c a n d e s c e nlta m p s p r o d u c el i g h t a s a
resultof currentpassingthrougha

(C)
(D)
51.

ballast
filament
starter
gas

Electricity,light, heat
Electriciry,hear,light
Light, hear,electricity
Light, electricity,heat

T h e v o l t a g ea r t h e e n d o f a s u p p l y l i n e
w a so n l y 9 0 V oo f t h es u p p l yv o l t a g e .T h i s
couldbe dueto
a n o p e nc i r c u i t
a s h o r tc i r c u i t
s u p p l yv o l t a g eb e i n gr o o l o w
the resistanceof the cable being
toohigh

Which of the following single-phase


motorshas a wound rotor/armature?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

mechanicalenergy into electrical


energy
electricalenergy inro mechanical
energy
alternatingcurrentto directcurrent
directcurrentto alternatingcurrent

For transmission
o f e l e c t r i c ael n e r g y ,a . c .
is preferredto d.c. becausea.c.is
(A)
(B)
(C)

In which orderdoesthe following energy


transformations
takeplacein a light bulb?

1400 rprn
1 6 0 0r p r n
1 8 0 0r p m
2000 rpm

A n e l e c t r i cm o t o r i s a d e v i c ew h i c h c o n verts
(A)

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

48.

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

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
47.

W h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w , i n gs y n c h r o n o u s
s p e e d sc a n b e i d e n t i f i e da s t h a ro f a 6 0 H z
4 - p o l ei n d u c t i o nt y p e m o t o r ?

(A)

(A)
( B)
(C)
(D)
46.

49.

(D)

easierto handle
c h e a p e rt o m a i n t a i ne q u i p m e n t
easilytransformedto requiredvalues
easierto generatea stablevoltage

52.
ohms ]

W h i c h o f t h e f o l l o w i n gc o n c l u s i o ncsa nb e
d r a w n w h e n t h e o h m m e t e ri n t h e a b o v e
d i a g r a mi n d i c a t e st h e i n f i n i t yr e a d i n g ?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

T h e r e s i s t o ri s g o o d .
T h e r e s i s t o rv a l u ei s l a r g e .
T h e r e s i s t o ri s o p e nc i r c u i t e d .
T h e r e s i s t o rv a l u ei s t o o s r n a l l .

S h a d e dp o l e
C a p a c i t osr t a r t
LJnir,ersal
Split-phase

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53.

s7.

Which of the following precaurionsshould


be observed when checking the resistance
of an electrical circuit with an ohmmeter?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

The total current,I, takenfrom the above


supplyis
(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

54.

58.

Which of the following componentsin an


a-c.to d.c.powersupplyactslike a switch?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

55.

0.5A
5A
5.5A
1 5A

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

Ttvo iamps, 60 W and 30 W, are connected


individually across a l Z0 V d.c. supply.
What would be the relarionship of the line
cturent when only the 3OW lamp is used?
(A)
(B)

DiodeCapacitor
Transformer
t ad resisror

In an a*c.to d.c.powersupplytherectifier
is the

Adjust the meter to f.s.d. before


using.
Adjus tlre nreter to its lowest scale.
Connect tlre nreter to an ac. sourc.
Ensure that no volrage is applied
to the circuit while resistance is
being measured.

(c)
(D)
59.

The core of an electromagnet is made of


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

capacitor
transformer
fuse
diode

It would be three times that of the


60 W lamp.
It would be twice that of rhe 60 W
lamp.
'rhe
It would be half that of
60 W
lamp.
It would remain the same.

carbon steel
cobalt steel
aluminium
soft iron

60.
56.

Thepurposeof theregulatorin a d.c.power


supplyis ro
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

protectthe transformerfrom damage


maintaina constantoutputvoltage
changed.c.to a.c.
rectify rhe a-c.voltage

r2
P ------->
R2

In the parallel circuit shown above,the


powerdevelopedin tlrc resistances,
R, , and
R2,?r9P, andp, respectively.
The total power,p, will be given by the
formula
(A)
P - (tr + IrRr)l
P=(V/Rr+V/R)r

.(B)
(C)

P=Pr+lz

(D)

L/P = l/Pt + t/P2

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Which of the following materialshas a


negative temperaturecoefficient?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

2.

(c)
(D)

3.

4.

8.

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

red, white, blue


red, white, black
red, yellow, blue
red, yellow, white

10.

Armature
Field coil
Yoke
Commutator

Which of the following tests on an


electrical installation will determineif the
neutral conductor is connected to the
correct terminal of an Edison screw-type
lamp holder?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

The colour code for a 3-phase,3-wire


systemis

neutrons
protons
electrons
magnetrons

Which of the following devicesis usedfor


rectifying the output of a d.c. generator?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

9.

right angles
a straightangle
an obtuseangle
an acute angle

An atom is said to be negatively charged


when it gains one or more
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

0.318peakvalue
1.414peakvalue
0.707 peak value
0.77 peak value

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

J.

7.

lead peroxide
spongylead
lead sulphate
water

The r.m.s value of a sinusoidalalternating


voltageis

When removing insulation from a


conductor the knife blade should be held
at
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

normally closedswitches
normally open switches
two way switches
intermediateswitches

The positive plate of a lead acid cell on


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

Brass
Silicon
Iron
Copper

Switches which open when theY are


actuated are

(A)
(B)

6.

Insulation
Polarity
Earth leakage
Earth continuitY

The direction of the induced current in a


conductor moving at right angles in a
magnetic field can be determinedbY?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Ohm's law
Faraday'slaw
Fleming's left-hand rule
Right hand griP rule

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The ampere-hour efficiency of the leadacid cell is

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

12.

15.

(A) &

grealerthan that of the alkalinecell


lessthan that of the alkalinecell
the sameas its watt-hourefficiency
the sameasthat of the alkalinecell

(c)
(D)

(B)G

The current through a purely inductive a.c


circuit will

(A)
(B)

Which of the tollowing symbolsrepresents


an intermediateswitch?

(c)+
+

lag the voltage by 90"


lead the voltage by 90"
be in phasewith the voltage
be out of phase by 180o with the
voltage

(D)+
+
Items 16 - 17 refer to the following

AE*''t
(A)

13.

14.

.-]

'-1
' lF{
l

In the circuit diagram shown above the


meter, M, is correctly connect to measure
the

I.

current through R,

II.

volate acrossR.

m.
ry.

voltage acrossR.,
current through R"

(c)

Which of the following factors affect the


residtanceof a conductor?

I.
il.

m.
w.
(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

Length
Temperature
Insulation
Cross-sectionalarea
I, II and III only
I, II and IV only
II, ilI and IV only
I" II, III and IV

(D)
16.

Which combinationof 2 V cells provides


the highestvoltageoutPut?

17.

Which combination of 2V cells provides


the highest current outPut?
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is the
The SI unit of capacitance
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

22.

Farad
Joule
Ohm
Henry

'I'
Given the current is constant,in which
of the following arrangementsdoes the
compass needle make a maximum
deflection?

(A)
19.

W h e n t e r m i n a t i n ge l e c t r i c a lc a b l e s ,a l l
joints must be

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

electricalsound
made with a connector
a c c e s s i b l ea n d e l e c t r i c a l l y a n d
mechanically sound
solderedand taped

(B)

(c)
(D)

21.

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

fmfnrl
ll'softiron
I

Yellow, white, yellow, gold


Yellow, grey, yellow, gold
Orange,white, red, gold
Orange, grey, orange,golC

A current meter's range can be extended


by usinga

c ompass

core

What would be the colour code of


3900 ohm resistorwith a 5%otolerance?

(A)
(B)

core

c ompass

(c)
20.

c
rmnrulo
| ,* I'
o
o
ll'

nrfnn
IaluminiumI'

(D)

core

c ompass

c ompass

23.

seriesresistor
shuntresistor
variableresistor
multiplier resistor

The electrolyteused in a lead-acidcell is a


mixture of distilled water and

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

24.

hydrochloric acid
sulphuric acid
nitric acid
lead sulphate

If the opposite poles of two magnets are


brought close to each other, the magnetic
lines of force will

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

repel each other


cross each other
pass through both magnets as a
single unit
bend on reaching each other

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25.

What rating fuse is suitable to protect an


electric cooker rated at 12KW1230 volts?

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

26.

A double wound transformer operateson


the principle of
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

20 Amps
50 Amps
60 Amps
100Amps

When the frequency of the supply applied


to a capacitor increases,the reactanceof
the capacitor
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

30.

31.

The output voltageof a d.c. shuntgenerator


can be controlled by connecting a
(A)
(B)

increases
decreases
remains the same
goes to infinity

(C)
(D)

27.

electromagneticenergy
mechanicalenergy
heat energy
nuclear energy

A room, in which there is a non-switch


socketoutlet, is to have a fixed bath fitted.
The socket outlet must be
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

32.

A lead:acid cell convertschemical energy


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

solar energy
electrical energy
thermal energy
mechanicalenergy

The B.S graphical symbol shown above


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

removed from the room entirely


moved so as to be more than one
metre from the bath
fitted with a switch
moved to become a ceiling socket
outlet
33.

29.

fixed resistorin serieswith the field


fixed resistor in parallel with the
field
variable resistor in serieswith the
field
variableresistorin parallelwith the
field

A relay is activatedby
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

28.

self induction
induction heating
mutual induction
transductionheating

period limiting switch


cooker control unit
main switch
change-overswitch

Which of the following prime movers is


NOT used in power-station generating
equipment?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Diesel engine
Steamengine
Petrolengine
Water wheel

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34.

It i3 advisable, not to use water for


extinguishingelectricalfires becausewater

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

35.

Item 37 refers to the following diagram

may causecorrosion
may transmit shock to the user
may damagewire insulation
will not extinguishthe fire

An electrician should always make sure


that his tools are kept in good condition
because

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

a goodjob cannotbe donewithout


perfect tools.
tools that are in good condition
require no care.
defective tools may cause
accidents.
good tools make a good workman.

Fluortscent tube

37.

The componentlabelled 'T' in the diagram


above is called a

(A)
(B)
36.

(c)

Which of the following is true for TWO


resistorsconnectedin parallel?

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

The current flow through each


resistor is the same.
The voltage acrosseachresistor is
the same.
The combined value of the resistors
is equal to the sum of the
individualvalues.
Each resistor has the same
resistancevalue.

(D)

38.

Which of the following methods of


generating electricity depends on the use
of coal or oil?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

39.

Solar
Nuclear
Steam turbine
Hydro

An open circuit has the effect of


(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

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choke
transformer
capacitor
starter

infinitely high resistanceand zero


current
z e r o r e s i s t a n c ea n d e x c e s s i v e
current
excessivecurrent and excessive
heat
z e r o r e s i s t a n c ea n d e x c e s s i v e
voltage drop

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40.

Which of the following formulaeshould


be usedto calculatethe illumination at a
point when the light sourceis at an angle
to the horizontalplane?

(A)

AZ
E = i x Cos @
I

(B)

E={x

t-

44.

(A)
(B)
(O
@)

(c) E = ^!d2 Cos

The directionof the inducedcurrentin a

:il:,ffjffiTlg
(A)
(B)
(c)

E = d2l
cos 4,

The ability of an instrument to measure


very small quantities is called its
(A)
(B)

sensitivity
selectiviry

(C)

resistivity

46.

(D) capabnity
42.

which of the following componentsi.


found in a capacitor-startmotor?
(A)
(B)
(C)

Shuntwinding
Centrifugalswitch
Slip ring

(D) commutator
43.

What is the time constantof an inductorin


d.c. circuit with inductanceof 5 H and
resistanceof lfi) ohms?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

in a magnetic
rierd

(D)
41.

increaseits resistance
increase the strength of irs
surroundingmagneticfield
decrease
the-voltigedrop ucross,t
decreaseits physicallength

Cos@
45.

(D)

Increasingthe currentthrougha wire will


always

47.

size of the conductor


strength of the magnetic field
type of material of which the
conductor is made
direction the conductor is moving
within the field

A transformer which has its primary and


secondary circuits electrically coupled is
called a'lan

[f]

[""'i;ffif:Sk.

tC)
(D)

currenttransformer
double-woundtransformer

The rateat which:workis doneis referred


to as

[f]

(C)
(D)

:JfffJ
power
current

0.005seconds
0.050seconds
0.500seconds
5.000seconds

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<)

Which of the following should FIRST be


drawn in the designof an amplifier circuit?

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)
48.

Il in the figure above, a length of wire


bridgespoints g and h, then

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

53.

L, goesout only
L, goesout only
L,t 2and L^ burn brighter
L, and L, go out

An electric stove rated at lKW, 200V is


accidentallyconnectedto a 100V supply.
What power would it now develop?

(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

49.

Which of the following devicesis usedto


convert electrical energy to soundenergy?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

50.

Transformer
Transistor
Loud speaker
Generator

A
A
A
A

battery
generator
photocell
thermo-couple

55.

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

Vol'tagesurge
lnstantaneousshort-circuit
Continuousexcess-circuit
Accidentalbreakin supplyvolrage

56.

1000w

14.58
$
$ 144.80
$ t4s.40
$ I 4s8.00

When measuringvoltage in a circuit where


the approximatevoltage value is not know,
always start with the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Which of the following would activarea


motor-overloadthermalprotectivedevice?

2s0w
500w
8oow

If a kilowatt-hour meter read 7053 last


month and the present reading is 7780,
what is the cost of the energyconsumed@
$0.20 per unit?
(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

Which one of the following generates


electricityfrom heat?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

51.

54.

Schematicdiagram
Block diagram
Layout diagram
Wiring diagram

highestscalein the meter


lowest scalein the meter
electricalsupply off
red lead first

In carrying out an insulation test on an


electric kettle betweenpins and frame, the
ohmmeter reads zero. This indicates that
the kettle is

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

fault free
open circuited
pluggedin
leaking current to ground
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57.

The operationof the hydrometeris based

59.

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

58.

Archimedes' principle
The law of inertia
Gravitationalpull
Newton's third law

Electrical floor plans basically show


outlets/pointsin terms of their
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

electrical rating
specific location
height above floor level
current demand

If a 2-polea.c. motor has a synchronous


speedof 3000 r.p.m.,the supplyvoltage
frequencywill be
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

60.

30 Hz
40 Hz
50 Hz
60 Hz

On which of the following electrical


principlesis the workingof a transformer
based?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Eddy current loops


Circuit resistance
Mutual inductance
Hysterisis reaction

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1.
Voltage

Which ofthe following colourcodesshorvs


the CORRECT value for a resistorof 1000
ohms?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

The time correspondingto the point'A'on


the graphis
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

n radians
2n radians
3n radians
4n radians

call a doctor
administerfirst aid
turn offthe Power
administerartificialrespiration

(B)

(C)
(D)

6.

(A)

7.

It is lessthan the power dissipated


bY any one branch'
It can be found only from the total
circuit currentandequivalentresistance'
It is equal to the sum ofthe powers
dissiPatedin eachbranch'
It can only be found by measuring it
with a wattmeter

E lecric ity -generatingutiIitiesin the Caribbean


distributepower at frequenciesof
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

ams
Which ONE ofthe following circuit diagt
of a
e'nl'.f'
is BEST suited to measurethe
battery?

(B)

Which of the following statementsACCUparRATELY describesthe total power in a


allelcircuit?
(A)

of
Before removing a victim from a source
high voltage,one shouldFIRST
i
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

3.

).

Brown, black,red
Brown, brown, red
Brown, brown, orange
Brown, orange'brown

30 or 40Hz
50or 60Hz
70 or 80 Hz
90 or 100Hz

When working on electricalequipment' the


to
FIRST safety precautiontaken should be
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

useinsulatedtools
wear rubber gloves
isolatethe equiPment
use rubber shoes

(c)

CD)

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8.

Which ofthe following circuit diagramsrepresentsa series-parallelcircuit?

ll.

[.

m.

rv.
(A)
(B),
(C)
(D)

9.

'saturation' in the magnetichysterisisloop


I, II and III onlY
I, II and IV onlY
I,III and IV onlY
I, II, III and IV

In the split-phaseinduction motor, the starting circuit for initial rotation dependssolely
on the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

shown above occurs at which ofthe follorving points?


(A)

(B)

12.

supplYfrequencY
supplyvoltage
numberofPoles
displacementofthe magneticfield in
the windings

(c)

(D)

Safetyatthe workplaie is the responsibility


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

employeronlY
employeeonlY
employerandemPloYee
safetYagency
\

10.

The r.m.s.value ofa sinusoidalalternative


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

0.318Peakvalue
0.770peakvalue
0.707 peak value
1.414peakvalue

13.

A pieceofwire, l0 cm long, moves acrossa


magneticfield of flux density l6T, at a velocity of 10 m/s. What is the voltage induced
in the wire?

(A)
(B)
(c)
, (D)

10.0v
16.0v
60.0v
v
160.0

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14.

The arrows in the diagramsbelow represent


the directionof forceofattraction. Which of
the following diagramsillustratesthe FIRST
law ofmagnetism?
(A)

tr=
f,l-

Vr=UY

<-

ts

The readingofthe voltmeter,Y in the circuit


diagram above is

(A)
(B)

tl

t
I

r0 cl

fN sl

t-l
l!l

(B)

(c)

17.

Nl

18.

rFl
Lil

lv
4v

(c)

tzv

(D)

24v

Whichis theCORRECTwiringdiagramto
show one lamp controlledby two, 2-way
switches?
Common

(A)
(D)

15.

The
the

(A)

(B)

(c)
(D)

16.

Is

Nl lN

sl

'current ratinq' of a fuse is defined as


(B)
maximum amount of currentthat a
fusewill carryindefinitely without
buming the fuseelement
minimum amountofcurrent that will
blow the fuse
amountof currentwhich will oPeratethe fusewithin a specifiedtime
averageamountofcurrentwhich the
fuseelementwill carry before it is
bumt out

Common

(c)
Common Common

(D)

Which of the following actions


should be carriedout LAST when treating
an unconsciouspersonwho hashad an electric slrock?

t,

a,
i-J

Keepingairwaysto the lungsclear


Looseningtightclothing
Adnri n isteringartificial respi ration
Treatingbums

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The FIRST thing to do when a person
that
receivedan electric shock is to ensure
the casualtY

19.

(A)
(B)
iCj
(D)

23.

(A)
(B)

is isolatedfrom the suPPlY


is given artificial respiration
is takento hosPitalquicklY
hasno broken bones

20.

(c)
(D)

Ri=3Q

Rr=2{2

The total power in a parallelcircuit

24.

=l0V

(B)
circuit diaThe total resistance(Rr) in the
gram above is

(A)
(B)
(c) '
(D)

1.50o
3.s0o
5.00cl
8.00c)

(c)
@)

r<

any
lessthanthe power dissipatedby
one branch
equal to the sum of the circuit current and the equivalent resistance
equalto the sum ofthe powers dissipated in eachbranch
lessthan the nurnber ofpower points
'
attachedto the circuit

'electric shock' is a physical sensation


An
causedbY the

(A)

vT

is

amount ofcurrent that can result in


seriousdamagetothe
musclesof a Person'sbodY
changesin temperatureofa person's
body
current Passingthrough the chest
region ofthe bodY
reaction ofthe nervesto electric current

The B.S. graphicalsymbol for atransformer


is

(A)

(B)
The circuit above rePresens a
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

bell circuit
battery driven machine
larnPdimmer
Potentiometercircuit

(c)
/ (D)

22.

@
d
o

The unit of "Power" is the


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

Joule
Watt
Coulomb
Hettz

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26.

The core ofa transformeris laminatedin order to reduce

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

27.

31.

humming
eddy current losses
the risk ofhigh voltage
inductivereactance
In the circuit diagramsho*n abor e. the me_
ter,M, is correctlyconnectedto measurethe

A personwho getsan electricalburn should


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

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

apply mercurochromeointnent to the


area
apply gentianviolet to the area
rub the areawith petroleumjelly
passcold water over the area

32.
28.

Ifaparallel circuit is open in the main line.


then the currentwill

A lead-acidcell convertschemical energyto


(A)
(B)
(C)
@)

?q

'current
throughR,
voltage acrossR,
voltage acrossR,
currentthroughR,

(A)
(B)
(C)

solarenergy
electricalenergy I
thermal energy
mechanicalenergy

(D)

increasein eachbranch
be zero in allofthe branches
be zero in the branchwith the high_
est resistance
increasein the branch with the low_
est resistance

An electricmotor is a devicewhich converts

33.
(A)

(B)

(c)
(D)

mechanicalenergyinto electricalenergy'
electricalenerg)'into mechanicalenerg)'
alternatingcurrentto directcurrent
directcurrentto alternatingcurrent

30.

(A)
@)
(C)
@)

34.

What is the nominal value ofthe resistorin


the diagramabove?

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

r000o
2500o
2800o
3500f)

For transmissionof electricalenergy,a.c.is


preferredto d.c. becausea.c. is
easierto handle
cheaperto maintainequipment
easilytransformedto requiredvalues
easierto generatea,stablevoltage

What is the equationfor t when e is the product of I and t?

(A)

t: IQ

(B)

t:Q+I

(c)

f- I_ a

(D)

t: QI

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735.

Which ofthe following gasesis usedin the


innertube of a high-pressuremercury vapour lamp?

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

36.

40.

oroil?

(A)
(B)

Argon
Neon
Helium
Sodium

On which ofthe following electricalprinciples is the working of a transformer


based?

37.

4t.

Eddy current looPs


Circuit resistance
Mutual inductance
Hysterisis reaction

core-tYPeconstruction
laminated-coreconstruction
shell-tYPeconstruction
single-block construction

The power dissipated by a 50 CI resistor


which is connectedto a24Y d.c. supply is

(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)
39.

l0.oow
I l . s 2w
s4.00w
w
360.00

Which ofthe following is NOT considered,


by power companies, as part of the transmission system for electricalenergy?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Transmissionline
Distribution line
Transformer sub-station
Consumermeter facilitY

@@@

9( P

@,@@

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

42.

38.

@@@

From the arrangementofthe magnetic domains in the figure above, it may be concludedthat the material is

"Eddy current" is reduced in a transformer


by using a
(A)
'
(B)
(C)
(D)

(D)

Solar
Nuclear
Steamturbine
Hydro

(c)

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

Which ofthe following methodsof generating etectricitydependson the useof coal

43.

unmagnetised
non-magnetic
diamagnetic
magnetised

Which ofthe following devicesare usedto


provide overload Protection?
I.
II.
III.

Fuses
Circuit breakers
Isolator

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

I and II onlY
I and III onlY
I[ andIII onlY
I, tl and III

The POPULAR colour code for a 3-phase,


3-wire systemis
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

red, white, blue


red, white, black
red,Yellow,blue
red,yellow, white

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44.

Which ofthe following materialsis classified


asmagnetic?
(A)
@)
(C)
(D)

45.

48.

Brass
Steel
Copper
Aluminium

(A)

An open circuit
A shortcircuit
A seriescircuit
A blown tuse

(B)

f-:7

(c)

10c)

+
U*d

20f)

(D)

(c)
(D)

50.

V, : V2
VI
V,
Vr * V2

To measurethe voltage acrossa load, one


would connect a/an

(c)

(B)

4\

Which ofthe following mathematicalstatements would be true for any value ofcurrent
flowing in the abovecircuit?

(A)
(B)

nl

H:-

d2 cosq

A secondarycell is one which

(A)

t-r-t-l

47.

x CosQ

d 2I

49.

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

(D)

46"

d2
E::-xCosQ
I

Which of the following conditionswould


presenta low resistancepath in an electrical
circuit?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Which ofthe folloii'ingformulaeshculdbe


t h e i l l u m i n a t i o na l a p , r i r t
u s e dt o c a l c u l a t e
s
o
w h e nt h e l i g h t u r c ei s a t a n a n g i ei - : h e
horizontalplane?

voltmeter in serieswith the load


voltmeter acrossthe load
ammeter in serieswith the load
ammeter acrossthe load

The current necessaryto move the pointer


to the maximum reading on an instrument
scaleis called the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

51.

has an internal resistanceof 0.5


ohms
cannot be recharged
will not deterioratewhen in use
can be recharged

full scaledeflectioncurrent
inducedcurrent
rectified sine wave current
pointer curent

An open circuit hasthe effect of


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

infinitely high resistanceand zero


current
zeroresistancdand excessivecurrent
excessivecurrent and excessire
heat
andexcessire r oltzeroresistance
age droP

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52.

Whichofthe followingsymbolsis usedfor


thej unctionof conductors?

Jf,.

(A)+
(B)

(A)
I

The frequencyofan altematingcurrentsource


is the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

(c)

53.

(B)

(c) #
(D)

Which ofthe following symbols is used t


representa fixed resistor?

(D)
56.

According to Ohm's Law, the current in a


conductoris directly proportional to the
(A)

radian
voltagevariationsin onerevolution
number of completecycles in one
second
completion of a set of specific
changes

(B)
(C)
(D)

Which ofthe following symbols representsa


two-way switch?
f,i.

resistanceandinverselyproportional
to the voltage
appliedvoltageand inversely proportional to its diameter
resistanceand inverselyproportional
to the temperature
appliedvoltageand inversely proportional to the resistance

\\hich ofthe following electical symbols does


NOT representpart ofa lighting circuit?

(A) A

(A)

(B)G

(B)

(c) r*r

(c)

(D)o

(D)

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58.

Which ofthe following diagramsis usedwhen


trouble-shooting an electricalcircuit?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

59.

W h i c h o n e o f t h e f o l l o r v i n gB . S .g r a p h i c a l
an electricalmesymbolsbelow represents
ter?

Layout
Floorplan
Block
Schematic

(A)

(B)

(c)

(D)

60.

From the above circuit, if the resistanceof


R, is decreased,what happensto the brilliance
of L,?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

I, becomesdimmer.
Z, becomesunaltered.
Z, becomesbrighter.
Z, becomesburnt.

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1.

Particles of an atom which have negative


chargesare called
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

2.

(c)
(D)

3.

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

(c)
(D)

6.

(c)
(D)

7.

Item 4 refers to the following diagram.

(c)
(D)

8.

What would be the voltage recorded by a


voltmeter when connectedto test points 'Y'
and'Z' asshownin the abovecircuit?

(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

r4V
16V
24V
30V

9.

Heating
Magnetic
Lighting
Chemical

useinsulatedtools
wearrubbergloves
isolatethe equipment
userubber shoes

One function of a resistor.when connected


in a circuit is to
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

4.

shell-type consfiuction
single-block construction

When working on electrical equipment, the


FIRST safetyprecautiontaken should be to

(A)
(B)

magnetlzatlon
ionization
elecffolysis
oxidation

core-type cofl Str1lC


t l c-r
n
laminated-core corrStruCt i trn

From which of the following effects of an


elecffic currentdoesa primary cell function?

(A)
(B)

call a doctor
administerfirstaid
turn off the power
administeranifi cial respiration

The processby which atomseither gain or


lose an elecffon is termed

Eddy currentis reducei .: :ransformerby


"
usinga

(A)
(B)

ions
protons
elecffons
neufrons

Before removing a victim from a sourceof


high voltage,one shouldfirst

(A)
(B)

5.

limit the current


developan e.m.f.
amplify the current
slow down the voltage

Which of the following values of an


alternatingcurrent sine wave correspondsto
the sameamountof directcurrent in heatine
power?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

RMS value
Peakvalue
Averagevalue
Peak-to-peakvalue

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10.

The r.m.s.value of a sinusoidalalternative


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

11.

14.

0.318peakvalue
1.414peakvalue
0.701peakvalue
0.llo peakvalue

Which of the following heating-element


diagramswould producemaximum heat?

(A)

Skin affectedby spillageof acid from a lead


acidcell shouldbe immediately

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

seenby a doctor
washedwith cold water
bandagedwith steriledressing
coveredwith an antisepticsoothing
cream

(c)
Item 12 refersto the following diagram.

(D)

15.

12.

Saturationin the magnetic hysteresisloop


shownaboveoccursat which of the following
points?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

r3.

P and S
Q and P
R and O
S and O

H
Tl...
|p
W
w

The insulation usedto separatethe two plates


in a capacitoris called a
(A)
(B)
(C
(D)

dielectric
contol grid
semiconductor
carbon separator

An opencircuit hasthe effect of

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

infinitely high resistanceand zero


culTent
z e r o r e s i s t a n c ea n d e x c e s s i v e
current
excessivecurrentandexcessiveheat
z e r o r e s i s t a n c ea n d e x c e s s i v e
voltagedrop

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Item 16 refers to the following circuit


diagram.

19.

A 'rheostat'is a variable
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

20.

16.

In the circuit diagram, the meter, M, is


correctly connectedto measurethe
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

G)
(C)
(D)

21.

t7.

The alloy known as constantanis used in


standardresistorsbecausein situationswhere
there is a moderaterise in temperatureits
resistance
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

r8.

increasesappreciably
decreasesappreciably
is hardly affected
fluctuates

Which of the following provide overload


protection?
I.
II.
ilI.

Fuses
Circuitbreakers
Isolator

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

I and II only
I and III only
II and III only
I, II and III

When the supply frequencyto an inductive


circuit is increased.the reactance of the
circuit
(A)

current through R,
current through R"
voltageacrossR.,
voltageacrossR.

"r)

capacitor
potentiometer
inductor
resistor

increases
decreases
remains the same
goesto infinity

Which of the following are the basic


componentsof a simple circuit?
I.
II.
III.
IV.

Sowce
Conductor
Contol
Load

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

I, II and III only


I, II and IV only
I, III and IV only
I, II, III and IV

Which of the following conditions would


presenta low resistancepath in an electrical
circuit?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

An opencircuit
A shortcircuit
A seriescircuit
A blown fuse

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23.

The total power in a parallelcircuit is


(A)

(B)

(c)
(D)

24.

26.

lessthanthe power dissipatedby any


one branch
equalto the sum of the circuit current
andthe equivalentresistance
equal to the sum of the powers
dissipatedin eachbranch
lessthanthe numberof power points
attachedto the circuit

Which combinationof 2 V cells providesthe


HIGFIEST voltage output?

(A,.-1
{F

The core of a ransforrner is laminatedin order


to reduce

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

hummtng
eddy currentlosses
the risk of high voltage
inductive reactance

(c)
Item 25 refersto the following diagram.

(D) .__]HHF<
27.
)<

Which of the following combinations of


switchesis normally usedfor controIIing li ghts
in a long corridor from threepoints?

The milliammeter in the diaerarnabovereads

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

0.04A
0.4 A
4.0 A
40A

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

Two-way,intermediate,double-pole
Two-way,intermediate,ffiple-pole
Two-way, intermediate,two-way
Intermediate,two-w&), double-pole

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28.

Four 24-voltbatteries are first connectedin


series and then in parallel. Which of the
following is true aboutthe voltage?

32.

The 'current rating' of a fuse is defined as


the
(A)

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

29.

(D)

(C)
(D)

maximum amount of current that a


fuse will carry indefinitelywithout
burning the fuse element
minimum amountofcurrentthatwill
blow the fuse
amountof currentwhich will operate
the fuse within a specifiedtime
averageamountof currentwhich the
fuse elementwill carry before it is
burntout

Item 33 refersto the following diagram.


Rl

234V
24OV
246V

zsOY

R-

R3

R4

2.5 f,t

2.5 f,t

When an atom losesan elecffon. it becomes


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

31.

(B)

Which of the following is the back e.m.f. of


ad.c.motor,withterminalvoltageof 24Ovolts
andan armatureresistanceof 0. I ohms, when
the armature current is 60 amperes?
(A)
(B)
(c)

30.

Four times greaterin parallel than in


series
Four times smaller in seriesthan in
parallel
The samein both connections
Four timessmallerin parallelthan in
series

an inert atom
a negativeion
a positiveion
a neutral atom

33.

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

In putting out an electrical fire the BEST


agentto use is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

water
carbondioxide
sand
a wet blanket

If Rr is short-circuitedin the circuit above


then the resistanceacrossX and I'would be

34.

7.5ohms
5.0ohms
2.5ohms
1.66ohms

The direction of rotation of a three-phase


squirrelcageinductionmotor can be reversed
by

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

interchangingany two of the lines


stoppingthe motor momentarilyand
then restarlingit
interchangingall of the lines
reducingthe numberof poleson the
stator

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35.

Which of the following methodsof generating


electricitydependson the useof coal or oil?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

36.

37.

39.

Eddy currentloops
Circuit resistance
Mutual inductance
Hysteriesisreaction

Which of the following arrangementsis BFST


suited to measurethe e.m.f. of a batterv?

Materialssuchascopper,aluminium and gold


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

Solar
Nuclear
Steamturbine
Hydro

On which of the following electricalprinciples


is the working of a transformerbased?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

38.

Which of the following is NOT considered


as part of the transmissionsystem of
electricalenergyby power companies?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

40.

magnetic
ferromagnetic
nonmagnetic
paramagnetic

Transmissionline
Distributionline
Transformer substation
Consumermeter facility

Which of the following graphicalsymbols


representsa single-wayswitch?

(A)

(A)

(B)

(c)

(B)

(D)

(c)

Item 4l refersto the followine diasram.

(D)
41.

The entire circuit aboverepresentsa


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

bell circuit
batterydriven machine
lampdimmer
potentiometercircuit

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One of the defects of a primary cell is


polarisation.This is causedby the
(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

45.

'voltage
The product
andcurrent'in aresistive
circuit would sive
(A)
(B)

eatingawayof the zinc plate


coating of the carbon rod with
hydrogenbubbles
evaporationof the electrolyte
thickening of the electrolyte

(c)
(D)
46.

currentdensity
voltagedensity
powerconsumed
energyconsumed

Which of the following electricalsymbols


doesNOT representpartof a lighting circuit?

Item 43 refersto the following diagram.


(A)

(B)

(c)
43.

Which of the following electricalmachines


doesthe diagram above represent?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

44.

Serieswound
Compoundwourd
Separatelyexcited
Shunt wound

(D)

47.

Which is the correctwiring diagram to show


one lamp controlledby two Z-way switches?
(A)

Common
Common

Which of the following shouldbe carriedout


LAST when treatingan unconsciousperson
who hashad an electric shock?

(A)
(B)

(c)
(D)

Keeping airways to the lungs clear


Looseningtight clothing
Administering artifi cial respiration
Treating burns

(B)

(c)

(D)

Common

Common

Common

Common Common

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013170r0/F2010

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s3

51.

Which of the following illustratesa two-way


switch?

s4
(A)

(B)
48.

How would the li_ehtsbe affected if only


switchesS, and S. rrereclosed?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

19.

50.

Onlr L will light.


Onir L. w ill light.
Both L, andL, will light.
NeitherL, nor L, will light.

(c)

(D)

The correctformula for finding power is

(A)

P_

(B)

(c)

P_
p=

(D)

P-

E
I
ExI
12xE

\)

E2
(A)

(B)
(C)
(D)

Which of the following symbols is usedfor


thejunction of conductors?

(A)

(B)

(c)

A personwho getsan electricalburn should


immediately

53.

apply mercurochromeointment to
the area
apply gentianviolet to the area
rub the areawith petroleumjelly
passcold water over the area

Which of the following testson an electrical


installationdeterminesif the live conductoris
correctlyconnectedto all switches?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Continuity
Polarity
Insulationresistance
Test to earlh

(D)

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l0 54.

Which of the following is the unit of magnetic


flux densiry?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

57.

In which of the following diagramsis the


correct magnetPolaritYshown?

Tesla
Weber
Siemen
Ampere/metre

Item 55 refers to the following diagram.

(B)

lr-o-lr
55.

What value of current would the ammetertn


the abovecircuit show?

(A)
(B)
(c)
(D)

56.

(c)

tzp^
2OA
30 A
300A

(D)

'electric shock' is a physical sensation


An
causedby the
(A)

(B)
(C)
(D)

amount of current that can result in


seriousdamageto the muscles of
a person'sbodY
changesin temperatureof a person's
bodY
current passing through the chest
region of the bodY
reaction of the nerves to electric
current

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Item 58 refersto the following diagram.
Rr:4Cl

Rr=4f,2

60.

Which of the following switching


arrangements
will allow the heatingelements
to operateat full power?

(A)

58.

What is the r,'alueof the current flowing


through\ in the diagramabove?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

59.

lA
2A
3A
4A

(B)

Electricalfloor plansbasicallyshow outlets/


points in termsof their
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

electricalrating
specificlocation
height abovefloor level
currentdemand

(c)

(D)

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CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY
Paper 01 - General Proficiency
1 hour 15 minutes

( 13 MAY 2013 (p.m.))


READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
1. This test consists of 60 items. You will have 1 hour and 15 minutes to answer them.
2. In addition to this test booklet, you should have an answer sheet.
3. Each item in this test has four suggested answers lettered (A), (B), (C), (D). Read each item you
are about to answer and decide which choice is best.
4. On your answer sheet, find the number which corresponds to your item and shade the space having the same letter as the answer you have chosen. Look at the sample item below.
Sample Item
An ammeter is an electrical instrument used for measuring
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Sample Answer

current
energy
power
resistance

The best answer to this item is "current," so answer space (A) has been shaded.
5. If you want to change your answer, erase it completely before you fill in your new choice.
6. When you are told to begin, tum the page and work as quickly and as carefully as you can. If
you cannot answer an item, go on to the next one. You may return to this item later. Your score
will be the total number of correct answers.
7. You may do any rough work in this booklet.

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8. Figures are not necessarily drawn to scale.

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-21.

The earpiece of a simple telephone does NOT


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

4.

a pole piece
a diaphragm
carbon granules
a permanent magnet

Which of the follow ing is the CORRECT


drawing of a two way switching arrangement
for two lamps in parallel?
(A)

=-L---fe!EJ+--~EJ

sw

2.

Which of the following electrical components


operates on the principle of mutual induction?
(A)

_ _ _.....(

(B)

sw

3 3 3 3 3 3 )L--~o
L

(B)
(C)

(C)

(D)

3.

(D)

Which of the following symbols is used for


the junction of conductors?
5.

(A)

Which of the following devices can be used


as overload protection?

(B)

I.
II.
III.

Fuses
Isolators
Circuit breakers

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

I and II only
I and III only
II and III only
I, II and III

(C)

(D)

6.

Which of the following is the appropriate


rating for a fuse to protect a 3 kW, 240 V
water heater?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

lOA
15 A
20A
30A

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01317010/F 2013

-37.

On which ofthe following electrical principles


is the working of a transformer based?
(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)
8.

10.

Eddy current loops


Circuit resistance
Mutual inductance
Hysterisis reaction

Which of the following is the symbol for an


intermediate switch?
(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

Which of the following B. S. graphical


symbols below, represents an electrical
meter?
(A)

ED

(B)

@]

(C)

(D)

cf

/
elf

Item 9 refers to the following diagram.


No------t-< ' - 1 - - - - - - - - ,

11.

The formula for calculating the capacitive


reactance of a circuit, given the values for
the capacitance and frequency, is

(A)
Lo-----cK

9.

The control switching circuit shown above is


known as

(B)

2nfC

(C)

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

one-way and two-way switching


master control switching
one-way and intermediate switching
two-way and intermediate switching

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-412.

Which of the following arrangements is BEST


suited to measure the e.m.f. of a battery?

(A)

15.

The pointer of an ohmmeter indicates 20 with


the ohms function set to R x IK. The actual
resistance value measured is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

20
200
2 000
20 000

ohms
ohms
ohms
ohms

Item 16 refers to the following circuit.

(B)

16.

The entire circuit above BEST represents a

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

(D)

13.

17.

On which of the following does the resistance


of a conductor depend?

Which of the following diagrams illustrates


the CORRECT method of connecting a wire
to a screw terminal?
(A)

I.
II.
III.
IV.

Type of material
Cross-sectional area
Length of the material
Temperature of the surroundings

(B)

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

I and II only
II and III only
III and IV only
I, II, III and IV

(D)

(C)

18.
14.

Which of the f ollowing values of an


alternating current sine wave corresponds to
the same amount of direct current or voltage
in heating power?

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

bell circuit
lamp dimmer
variable resistor
battery driven machine

A 'rheostat' can be described as a variable

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

resistor
inductor
capacitor
insulator

RMS
Peak
Average
Peak to peak

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01317010/F 2013

-519.

Which of the following circuit diagrams


represent a series parallel circuit?

I.

II.

22.

E==:J

r:=J
ES

m.;

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

23.

20.

24.

0.05
0.20
0.35
0.50

Q
Q
Q
Q

(D)

25.

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

An open circuit
A short circuit
A series circuit
A parallel circuit

(D)
26.

radian
voltage variations in one revolution
number of complete cycles in one
second
completion of a set of specific
changes

Which of the following should be drawn


FIRST when designing an amplifier circuit?
(A)
(B)
(C)

Which of the following conditions presents


a low resistance path in an electrical circuit?

$ 14.58
$ 144.80
$ 145.40
$1 458.00

The frequency of an alternating current source


is the

(A)
(B)
(C)

What will be the internal resistance of a cell


with an e.m.f. of2 volts and a terminal p.d. of
1.5 volts when a load current of 10 amperes
is flowing through it?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

21.

I, II and III only


I, II and IV only
I, III and IV only
I, II, III and IV

piezoelectricity
thermoelectricity
static electricity
current electricity

If a kilowatt hour meter read 7 053 units last


month and the present reading is 7 780 units,
what is the ;cost of the energy consumed at
$0.20 per unit?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

IV.

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

When plastic combs are used in dry hair, a


'cracking' sound is sometimes heard. The
cracking sound is due to the creation of

Schematic diagram
Block diagram
Layout diagram
Wiring diagram

Before an electrician starts wiring a new


building, the client should provide an
electrical plan drawn in relation to the
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

connections
circuits
floor plans
blocks

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01317010/F 2013

-627.

Which of the following electrical symbols


does NOT represent part of a lighting circuit?

31.

(A)

(A)

(B)
(C)

t-o

(B)

(D)
-

(C)

if

(D)

32.

(A)

(D)

Which of the following statements correctly


refers to a parallel circuit?

(B)
(C)
(D)

29.

Each component receives the same


voltage.
The supply of voltage is shared
among the components.
The electrical current flows through
each component in tum.
It is difficult to provide suitable
switching arrangements for each
component.

(B)
(C)
(D)

34.

(A)

(A)

(B)
(C)

(B)
(C)
(D)

(D)

35.
30.

The power dissipated by a 50 Q resistor which


is connected to a 24 V d.c. supply is

(B)
(C)
(D)

10.00 w
11.52 w
54.00W
360.00 w

mcrease
decrease
go to infinity
remain the same

Which of the following is NOT considered as


part of the transmission system of electrical
energy by power companies?
(A)

(A)

removed from the magnetic field


moving parallel to the magnetic
field
moving at right angles to the
magnetic field
moving at some intermediate angle
to the magnetic field

When the frequency of the voltage applied to


a capacitor increases, it causes the reactance
of the capacitor to

An electrical device which serves the same


purpose as a fuse is called a
switch
generator
transformer
circuit breaker

copper and zinc


zinc and tin
tin and lead
lead and copper

Maximum induced e.m.f. occurs in a


conductor when the conductor is
(A)

(A)

shorten the lamp life


increase the lamp life
cause the lamp to glow brighter
increase the voltage of the lamp

The soft solder used to solder electrical joints


is an alloy of

(B)
(C)

33.
28.

Switching a lamp on and off continuously


will

(B)
(C)
(D)

Distribution line
Transmission line
Transformer sub station
Consumer meter facility

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01317010/F 2013

-736.

While an electric fire element was being


repaired, it was noticed that the element was
live after the control switch was returned
to the OFF position. This indicated
(A)

(B)
(C)

(D)
37.

(B)
(C)

(D)

(B)
(C)

(D)
42.

(B)
(C)

(D)
43.

(A)
(C)

(D)

Polyvinyl Chloride
Polyvinyl Chloroprene
Polyvinyl Compound
Polyvinyl Covering

(D)

(A)

(B)
(C)

(D)

Solar
Hydro
Nuclear
Steam turbine

(B)
(C)

(D)

45.

(A)
40.

(C)

(D)
(A)

(B)
(C)

(D)

shunt generator circuits


voltage amplifier circuits
synchronous motor circuits
drawing-in of conductor in circuits

46.

more turns than the secondary


fewer turns than the secondary
direct connection to the secondary
the same number of turns as the
secondary

The telephone receiver converts electrical


energy to

(B)

The term 'feed-back' is normally associated


with

Coil
Spring
Contacts
Armature

A 'step down transformer' is one in which


the primary winding has
(A)

Which of the following methods of


generating electricity depends on the use
of coal or oil?

Starter
Choke
Magnet
Capacitor

After the coil is de-energized, what part of a


relay provides the force to return the armature
to its normal position?
(A)
(B)
(C)

44.

Oil
Water
Wind
Solar

Which of the following devices limits the


current flow in a fluorescent lamp circuit
when the lamp is in operation?
(A)

Which of the following correctly states the


meaning of the abbreviation P.V.C.?

(B)

39.

electrical rating
specific location
height above floor level
current demand

Which of the following is NOT a renewable


source of energy?
(A)

Electrical floor plans basically show outlets/


points in terms of their
(A)

38.

a stray earth current


an unearthed metal frame
a faulty element
a faulty switch

41.

magnetic energy
kinetic energy
sound energy
electrostatic energy

A resistor of20 000 value, will have a colour


code of
(A)

(B)
(C)

(D)

blue, green, yellow


grey, white, black
red, black, red
red, black, orange

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01317010/F 2013

-847.

Electricity-generating utilities in the


Caribbean distribute power at frequencies of
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

52.

30 to 40 hertz
50 to 60 hertz
70 to 80 hertz
90 to 100 hertz

The purpose for visually inspecting an


electrical installation is to confirm the
condition of
(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)
48.

Which of the following factors makes the


high efficiency of transformers higher than
that of generators?
(A)

(B)
(C)

(D)

53.

Insulated copper windings


Absence of moving parts
Laminated iron core
Method of cooling

The purpose of the circuit directory for a


breaker/fuse panel is to
(A)
(B)

(C)
49.

Which of the following formulae would be


used to calculate power?
I.

y 2

IV

(A)

I only
II and III only
I, II and III only
II, III and IV only

V2

Which of the following illustrates a two-way


switch?

(A)~

.~

(B)

----@=

A transformer is a device used in an electric


circuit to produce
(A)

(B)
(C)

(D)
51.

R
IxV

(C)

50.

54.

III.

(D)

(D)

give information on the route taken


by loads
give the details about class of
excess current protection
indicate the size of fuse or circuit
breaker used
indicate the circuit connected to
each fuse of circuit breaker

FR

II.

(B)

polarity
conductor continuity
insulation resistance
cables and terminations

a change in voltage
a.c. from a d.c. source
a steady magnetic field
d.c. from an a.c. source

(C)

A. C. voltage may be increased by means of


(A)

(B)
(C)

(D)

a rectifier
a generator
an alternator
a transformer

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-955.

Which of the following methods of earthing


is UNACCEPTABLE?
(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)

58.

Connecting to a water pipe


Using a supply cable sheath
Burying the earth electrode in the
ground
Driving an earth electrode into the
ground

Which of the following is TRUE of two


resistors connected in parallel?
(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)
56.

An open circuit produces


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

57.

infinitely high resistance and zero


current
zero resistance and excessive
current
excessive current and excessive
heat
zero resistance and excessive
voltage drop

59.

(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)

the layout of the circuit board


the relative size and location of the
components
the symbols and associated
connected lines between the
components
what the circuit looks like after it
is assembled

The current that would deposit a charge of


200 coulombs on a capacitor in 0.5 seconds
is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

The purpose of a schematic diagram is to


show

The current flow through each


resistor is the same
The voltage across each resistor is
the same
The combined value of the resistors
is equal to the sum of the
individual values
Each resistor has the same resistance
value

400A
200.5 A
100 A
0.0025 A

Item 60 refers to the following diagram of a


resistor.
YELLOW
ORANGE

60.

The resistor shown above has a value of


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

2.4 K Q 10%
24KQ 5%
240KQ2%
2400 K Q 20%

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EXAMINATIONS

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CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY
Paper 01 - General Proficiency
1 hour 15 minutes
( 12 MAY 2014 (p.m.))
READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
I. This test consists of 60 items. You will have 1 hour and 15 minutes to answer them.
2. In addition to this test booklet, you should have an answer sheet.
3. Each item in this test has four suggested answers lettered (A), (B), (C), (D). Read each item you
are about to answer and decide which choice is best.
4. On your answer sheet, find the number which corresponds to your item and shade the space having
the same letter as the answer you have chosen. Look at the sample item below.
Sample Item
An ammeter is an electrical instrument used for measuring
(A)
(B)

(C)
(D)

Sample Answer

current
energy
power
resistance

The best answer to this item is "current," so answer space (A) has been shaded.
5. If you want to change your answer, erase it completely before you fill in your new choice.
6. When you are told to begin, turn the page and work as quickly and as carefully as you can. If you
cannot answer an item, go on to the next one. You may return to this item later. Your score wil l
be the total number of correct answers.
7. You may do any rough work in this booklet.
8. Figures are not necessarily drawn to scale.

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01317010/F 2014

-21.

Which of the following carbon resistors has


a value of24 000 ohms?

Item 3 refers to the diagram below.

(A)

(B)

3.

(C)

(D)
4.
Item 2 refers to the following diagram of a
circuit.

Which of the following statements is


CORRECT about the diagram above?
(A)

I,= I2

(B)

I = I,- I2

(C)

I=I,

(D)

I= I2

Which of the following statements describes


accurately the total power in a parallel
circuit?
(A)
(B)

2.

The entire circuit above BEST represents a

(C)

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

(D)

bell circuit
battery driven machine
lamp dimmer
variable resistor
5.

It is less than the power dissipated


by any one branch.
It can be found only from the total
circuit current and equivalent
resistance.
It is equal to the sum of the powers
dissipated in each branch.
It can be found only by measuring
it with a wattmeter.

If a kilowatt hour meter read 7 053last month


and the present reading is 7 780, what is the
cost of the energy consumed @ $0.20 per
unit?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

$ 14.58
$ 144.80
$ 145.40
$1 458.00

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-36.

What is the time constant of an inductor in


a d.c. circuit with inductance of 5 H and
resistance of 100 ohms?

11 .

At every socket outlet in an installation it is


necessary that
(A)

(A)
(B)
(C)

(D)
7.

seconds
seconds
seconds
seconds

(B)

(C)
(D)

In an a.c. (alternating current) circuit, the


current which develops the same power as
that of a direct current (d.c.) is known as the
(A)
(B)

(C)
(D)

8.

0.005
0.050
0.500
5.000

Item 12 refers to the following diagram.

instantaneous value
maximum value
average value
r.m.s. value

The direction of the induced e.m.f in a


conductor moving at right angles In a
magnetic field can be determined by

12.
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Ohm's law
Faraday's law
Flemings's right-hand rule
Right-hand grip rule

The capacitor in the circuit above will


(A)
(B)

(C)
(D)

9.

The direction of the magnetic field around a


current-carrying conductor depends upon
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

10.

a ground fault circuit interceptor be


installed
provision be made for the removal
of condensation
an earthing terminal be provided
the voltage and frequency be
marked

current direction
current magnitude
the compass needle
the magnitude of voltage applied

Transformers are used to step up or step down

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

13.

mutual flux
power
energy
electromotive force

The core of an electromagnet is made of


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

14.

prevent lamp flicker


prevent unnecessary heating
provide a momentary high voltage
improve the circuit power factor

carbon steel
copper
aluminium
iron

Skin affected by spillage of acid from a lead


acid cell should be immediately
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

bandaged with sterile dressing


covered with an antiseptic soothing
cream
washed with salt water
washed with cold water

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- 4Item 15 refers to the diagram below.

18.

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

I '\
I

The TOTAL resistance of two resistors having


the same value and connected in parallel in a
circuit would be

\
'-V

19.

Lightning is caused by
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

15.

What is the peak value reading on the


oscilloscope in the diagram above, if it is
calibrated at 2 V per division?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

20.

The current rating of a fuse is defined as the


amount of current that the fuse
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

17.

element will carry continuously


without deterioration
element will not carry continuously
will carry momentarily
contents will carry without
deterioration

Silver is a very good conductor of electricity


because it has a
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

tons
protons
electrons
neutrons

Which of the following MUST be done in


order to compute power factor?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

22.

thunderstorms
clouds
static electricity
friction

Particles of an atom which have negative


charges are called
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

0.75 v
1.50 v
3.00V
4.00V
21.

16.

three times the ohmic value of one


two times the ohmic value of one
the same ohmic value of one
half the ohmic value of one

Divide kW by kVa
Multiply kVa by kW
Divide kVa by kW
Multiply kW by kVa

2.6 kilowatts is equal to


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

2.6 X 10 3 watts
2.6 x 10 3 watts
2.6 X 1Q-6 watts
2.6 x 106 watts

low conductivity
high conductivity
high resistivity
low permeability

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-523.

The correct formula for finding power is

(A)

p = EX I

(B)

P=-

(C)

P = FxE

27.

In which of the following arrangements does


the compass needle make a MAXIMUM
deflection?

(A)
Aluminium

(B)
Which of the following symbols represents
an intermediate switch?

(A)

(B)

compass

core

(D)

24.

w.
w.
core

---8-------EJ:=

(C)

compass

core

compass

core

compass

(D)

(C)

~>-+)-

(D)

(2;>--1-)-

Item 28 refers to the following diagram .


Bulb

25.

Which of the following is the unit of


resistivity?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

26.

Q m
Q /m
Q /m2
Q m2

Which of the following is TRUE about the


voltage in a parallel circuit?

(A)
(B)

(C)
(D)

It flows through each component


intermittently.
It flows through each component
alternately.
It is shared unequally among the
components.
It is the same across each
component.

~
28.

How can PQ of Switch S 1 and RS of Switch


S2 be connected, so that the lamp can be
switched ON or OFF irrespective of the
position of either switch?

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

PS and QS joined together


PQ and RS joined together
PS and RS joined together
PS and QRjoined together

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01317010/F2014

-629.

Which two of the following statements


defines Ohm's Law?
I.
II.
Ill.

IV.

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

Current is directly proportional to


resistance.
Current is directly proportional to
voltage.
Current is inversely proportional to
voltage.
Current is inversely proportional to
resistance.

Item 32 refers to the diagram below.

32.

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

I and II
I and III
II and IV
III and IV

Item 30 refers to the diagram below.

33.

CD CD CD CD
CD CD CD CD
CD CD CD CD
30.

From the arrangement of the magnetic


domains in the figure above, it may be
concluded that the material is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

31.

34.

(A)~
(B)

(C)~
(D)-----

Lenz
Kirchhoff
Archimedes
Newton

Eddy current is reduced in a transformer by


usmg a
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

35.

current through R 1
voltage across R.,
voltage across R2
current through R2

Which of the following persons discovered


the principle on which the hydrometer works?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

unmagnetized
non-magnetic
diamagnetic
magnetized

Which of the following symbols is used to


represent a fixed resistor?

In the circuit diagram shown above the meter,


M, is correctly connected to measure the

core type construction


laminated core construction
shell type construction
single block construction

Which of the following factors affect the


resistance of a conductor?
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.

The diameter of the conductor


Length
Kind of material
The temperature
The insulation on the conductor

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

I and II only
I, lii and V only
III, IV and V only
I, II, III and IV only

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01317010/F 2014

-736.

When the frequency of the supply app lied


to a capacitor increases, the reactance of the
capacitor

40.

Which of the following is necessary for the


generation of electricity?

(A)
(A)

(B)
(C)
(D)

(B)

mcreases
decreases
remains the same
goes to infinity

(C)
(D)

41.

J
37.

The instrument used to measure power in an


electrical circuit is known as
(A)

(B)
(C)
(D)

Maximum induced e.m.f. occurs m a


conductor when it is

(A)

a vo ltmeter
an ohmmeter
a wattmeter
a kilowatthour meter

(B)
(C)
(D)

38.

Which of the following tests on an electrical


installation determines if the live conductor
is correctly connected to all switches?
(A)

(B)
(C)
(D)

42.

Continuity
Polarity
Insulation resistance
Test to earth

Item 39 refers to the following diagram.

(A)

(C)
(D)

39.

(C)

(D)

The value on the waveform represented by


the point, X, is
(A)
(B)

(C)
(D)

average
r.m .s.
d.c.
peak

a voltmeter in series with the load


a voltmeter across the load
an ammeter in series w ith the load
an ammeter across the load

What is the synchronous speed of a 4-pole


a.c. induction motor operating on 60 Hz?
(A)
(B)

44.

moving at right angles to the


magnetic field
removed from the magnetic field
moving parallel to the magnetic
field
moving at some intermediate angle
to the magnetic field

To measure the voltage across a load, one


would connect

(B)

43.

Magnet
Diode
Capacitor
Transistor

1 800
3 000
3 600
4 000

r.p.m.
r.p.m.
r.p.m.
r.p.m .

A piece of wire, 10 em long, moves across


a magnetic field of flux density 16 T, at a
velocity of 10 ms- 1 What is the voltage
induced in the wire?
(A)

(B)
(C)
(D)

10.0 v
16.0V
60.0V
160.0V

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013 1701 0/F 2014

-845.

The pointer of a d.c. voltmeter moves in the


wrong direction when connected to a circuit.
What does this indicate?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

46.

(B)

(C)
(D)

(D)

Singlestroke bell
Trembler bell
Door chime
Buzzer

Eddy current flow


High voltage supply
Small current intermittently
Heavy current from a distance

Which of the following formulae can be used


to calculate power?
I.
II.

FR

Electromagnetic induction
Electromagnetism
Electrodynamics
Electrostatics

Item 51 refers to the diagram below.

51.

The graphic symbol shown above represents


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

52.

53.

carbon resistor
fuse
ariable resistor
fluorescent lamp

Which of the following values represents the


SMALLEST amount of current?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Which of the following is NOT switched by


a relay?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

49.

(C)

Which of the following devices operates


without a striker and a gong?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

48.

check frequency stability


ensure that the installation is
completed
determine how much to pay the
electrician
detect possible faults

On which of the following principles does


the electric bell operate?
(A)
(B)

selector switch is off.


polarity is incorrect.
voltmeter leads are too short.
voltmeter is faulty.

Electrical installations are tested so as to


(A)

47.

The
The
The
The

50.

I amp
I 0 milliamps
100 milliamps
I 000 microamps

When a relay is classified as 'normally-open


type ', the contacts
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

remain permanently open


remain permanently closed
are opened until the coil 1s
de-energized
are opened until the coil is energized

y2
R

Ill.

IV.

I X V2

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

I only
II and III only
I, II and III only
II , Ill and IV only

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01317010/F 2014

-954.

Which of the following illustrates the correct


wiring diagram to show one lamp controlled
b two 2-way switches?

56.

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

Common--------------~

(A)

57.

(B)

Common

Common

4TL'r--.----,9

Common

Common

L------ee
I

10.00 W
11.52 W
54.00
360.00 W

Common

Heating
Electrostatic
Chemical
Magnetic

The power dissipated by a 50 .n resistor which


is connected to a 24 V d.c. supply is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

(D)

increase the voltage output


decrease the voltage output
decrease the internal resistance
increase the current capacity

Which of the following effects of an electric


current is used in the operation of a solenoid?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

58.

(C)

Cells are connected in series to

59.

T '~---------~' T

The MOST important purpose of a circuit


breaker in an installation is to

N----------------------_J
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

Item 55 refers to the diagram below.


Red

Green

Red

Gold

-Clit655.

60.

What is the nominal value of the resistor in


the diagram above?

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

act as a main switch


bypass the circuit
prevent damage to the installation
ensure quick resumption of supply

One of the defects of a primary cell is


polarization. This is caused by the

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

1 ooo n
2 soon
2 soon
3 soon

coating of the carbon rod with


hydrogen bubbles
eating away of the zinc plate
evaporation ofthe electrolyte
thickening of the electrolyte

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