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General Certificate of Education (Adv.

Level) Examination, 2013

Physics Part 1Time two hrs


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(1) The dimensional formula of electric field strength is:


1. MLT-2 I-1

2. MLT-3A-1

3. T-2A-14. MLTA-2

5. TML

(2) A man throws a ball in air in such a way that when the ball is in its maximum height he throws
another ball. If the balls are thrown after the time difference of 1 sec, then what wilt be the height
attained by them

1. 19.6 m

2. 9.8 m

3. 4.9 m

4. 2.45 m

5. 32m

(3) A string can withstand a tension of 25 N. What is the greatest speed at which a body of mass 1
kg can be whirled in a horizontal circle using 1 m length of the string?
1. 25 ms-1

2. 5 ms-1

3. 75 ms-1

4. 10 ms-1

5. 76ms-1

(4) A ray incident on a 60 prism of refractive index 2 suffers minimum deviation. The angle
of incidence is
1. 0

2. 45

3. 60

5. 400

4. 75

(5) The K.E. needed to project a body from the earth's surface to infinity is( R is earth radius)
1. mgR

2.2 mgR

3. 1/2 (mgR)

4. 1/4 (mgR)

5.0

(6) Two bodies with masses m1 and m2 have equal kinetic energies. If P1 and P2 are their respective
momentum, then P1 = P2 is
1. m1 : m2

2. m2 : m1

3. m12 : m22

4. m1 : m2

5. m13: m23

(7) A far sighted person can see clearly beyond 100 cm distance. If he wants to see clearly an object at
40 cm distance, then the power of the lens he shall require is
1. + 1.5 D

2. 1.5 D

3. + 3.0 D

4. 3.0 D

5. +2 D

(8) The distances of two planets from the sun are 10 13 and 1012 meters respectively. The ratio of
time period of these two planets is
1. 10

2. 1/10

4. 100

4. 1010

5. 10

(9) What is the energy change that occurs when a ball rolls down an inclined plane without slipping?
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A. Potential energy translational kinetic energy


B Potential energy rotational kinetic energy
C Potential energy translational kinetic energy + rotational kinetic energy
D Potential energy translational kinetic energy + work against friction
E. Potential energy translational kinetic energy + rotational kinetic energy+ work against
friction

10) A person can hear a sound of intensity 1.0 10 11 W m2. When a hearing aid is used, the sound
level increases by 35 dB. What is the new intensity of the sound heard?
A 3.50 1011 W m2
B 3.50 1010 W m2
C 3.16 109 W m2
D 3.16 108 W m2
E. 3.16 106 W m2
(11) A tuning fork of known frequency 256 Hz makes 5 beats per second with the vibrating string of a
piano. The beat frequency decreases to 2 beats per second when the tension in the piano string is
slightly increased. The frequency of the piano string before increasing the tension was
1. 256 + 2 Hz

2. 256 - 2 Hz

3. 256 - 5 Hz

4. 256 + 5 Hz

5.none

12) The movement of a spacecraft from X at the surface of


the Earth to Y at the surface of the Moon along a straight
line XY is shown in the diagram. Which graph represents the
variation of the potential energy U of the spacecraft with
the distance from X to Y?

E.

Distance

13) A student weighing 700 N climbs at constant speed to the top of an 8 m vertical rope in 10 s. The
average power expended by the student to overcome gravity is most nearly
(A) 1.1 W

(B) 87.5 W

(C) 560 W

(D) 875 W

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(14) Two springs, of force constants k1 and k2 are connected to a mass m as shown. The frequency
of oscillation of the mass is f. If both k1 and k2 are made four times their original values, the frequency
of oscillation becomes
1. 2f

2. f/2

3. f/4

4 . 4f

5. f/3

15) A tuning fork is used to create standing waves in a tube open at the top and
partially filled with water. A resonance is heard when the water level is at a
certain height. The next resonance is heard when the water level has been
lowered by 0.5 m. If the speed of sound is equal to 340 m/s, the frequency of the
tuning fork is
1. 170 Hz

2. 226 Hz

3. 340 Hz

4. 680 Hz

5. 2450 Hz

(16) The diagram shows an electron in a uniform, vertical electric field E. At the
instant shown, the electron is travelling in the direction of the arrow v. Which of
the arrows 1 to 5 gives the direction of the
acceleration of the electron at this instant?
1.1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4
5. 5

(17) Which of the following statements about vapours is/are correct?


(1) Saturated vapour pressure is independent of temperature.
(2) If the volume of a closed vessel containing saturated vapour is halved, the
pressure will be doubled.
(3) The pressure inside a closed vessel containing air, water and water vapour
increases with temperature.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

(1), (2) and (3)


(1) and (2) only
(2) and (3) only
(1) only
(3) only

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(18) A glass vessel in the shape of a triangular prism is filled with water, and
light is incident normally on the face XY. If the refractive indices for water and
glass are 4/3 and 3/2 respectively, total internal reflection will occur at the glassair surface XZ only for sin greater than
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

1/2.
2/3.
3/4.
8/9.
16/27.

19) Which of the following relations between n1, n2 and n3 is correct?

20)Two pipes A and B, with pipe A closed at one end and pipe B open at both ends, are sounded to give
fundamental notes of the same frequency. The length ratio of pipe A to pipe B is
A. 1 : 4

B. 1 : 2

C. 1 : 1

D. 2 : 1

E. 4 : 1

21) The above figure shows a long vertical glass tube containing water. The water
level is lowered until the first resonance occurs when a vibrating tuning fork is
placed at the opening of the tube. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(Neglect end corrections.)
(1) The sound produced by the air column above the water has the same frequency
as the tuning fork.
(2) Resonance will occur again if the length of the air column above the water is
increased to three times its original value.
(3) Resonance will occur again if another tuning fork of twice the frequency is
used.
A. (1) only
D. (2) and (3) only

B. (3) only
E. (1), (2) and (3)

C. (1) and (2) only

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22) A mango tree is at the bank of a river and one of the branch of tree extends over the river. A tortoise lives in
river. A mango falls just above the tortoise. The acceleration of the mango falling from tree appearing to the
tortoise is (Refractive index of water is 4/3 and the tortoise is stationary)
(a) 3g/4

(b) 4g/3

(b) g/4

(d) g

(e) 2g/3

23) A source producing sound of wave length 0.6 m is moving away from a stationary listener with speed V/6
where V is the speed of sound in air. The wave length of sound heard by the listener is
(a) 0.5 m

(b) 0.54 m

(c) 0.66 m

(d) 0.7m

(e) 0.8 m

24) A car is traveling on a road in hilly terrain, see figure to the


right. Assume the car has speed v and the tops and bottoms of the
hills have radius of curvature R. The driver of the car is most likely
to feel weightless:

A. at the top of a hill when v > gR .


gR .
C. going down a hill when v = gR
E. at the bottom of a hill when v > gR

B. at the bottom of a hill when v > gR


D. at the top of a hill when v< gR

25) A thin converging lens produces an inverted real image of an object on a screen. The size of the image is the
same as that of the object. When the upper half of the lens is covered by an opaque sheet of paper,
(a) the image disappears

(b) the lower half of the image disappears

(c) the upper half of the image disappears

(d) full image with reduced intensity is obtained

(e) full image having half the size of the object is obtained

26) The above graph shows the variation of the acceleration a of a particle
with its displacement x from a fixed point. Which of the following graphs
shows the variation of its potential energy U with x?

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27) A light spring is fixed to the bottom of a vertical tube. A ball is released
from rest at a height h above the upper end of the spring as shown. After
rebounding several times the ball eventually comes to rest and stays on top
of the spring. Assume all contact surfaces are smooth and the spring obeys
Hookes law throughout. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(1) The compression of the spring is proportional to the mass of the ball.
(2) The compression of the spring is independent of the height h.
(3) The gravitational potential energy lost by the ball is equal to the strain
energy stored in the spring.
A. (1) only
D. (2) and (3) only

B. (3) only
C. (1) and (2) only
E. (1), (2) and (3)

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28) A man pulls with force F on a rope passing over a pulley of radius r and moment of inertia I and raises a
weight W at constant speed v. The kinetic energy of the system shown is

A. Wv/2g + Iv/2.
C. Wv/2 + Iv/2.
E. Wv/2 + Irv/2.

B. Wv/2g + Iv/2r.
D. Wv/2 + Iv/2r.

29) The figure shows a pattern of electric field lines in which P, Q and R are points marked on one of the field
lines with PQ = QR. If the potential at P is 0 V, which of the following can give the possible potentials at Q and
at R?

30) The figure above shows a charged parallel plate capacitor. P is a point between the plates and its distance
from plate A is x. If E is the electric field at point P, which of the following graphs best represents the variation
of E with x? (The separation of the plates is s.)

31) A block of mass 2 kg is


placed on the floor. The
coefficient of static friction is
0.4. A force of 2.8 newton is
applied on the block as shown in
friction between the block and
m/s2)

(a) 2.8 N

(b) 8 N

the figure. The force of


the floor is (take g = 10

(c) 20 N

(d) zero

() 4N

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32) A converging lens forms a sharp image on a screen as shown. A glass slab of thickness t is inserted between
the lens and the screen. In order for the image to be again sharply focused, it is necessary to move the screen a
small distance d
A. away from the lens; d decreases when t increases.
B. away from the lens; d increases when t increases.
C. towards the lens; d decreases when t increases.
D. towards the lens; d increases when t increases.
E. away from the lens; d is independent of t.

33) Which of the following SI units can be expressed in exactly two base SI units?
A coulomb

B tesla

C newton

D hertz

(E) A and C

34) A car is travelling at a velocity of 24 m s-1 due west initially. At a later time, it is seen travelling at
a velocity of 10 m s-1 due south. Given that the direction North N, points vertically upwards, which
of the following vector R represents the change in velocity of the car?
(E)
N
R

35) A motorist travelling at 10 m s 1 can bring his car to rest in a braking distance of 10 m. In what
distance could he bring the car to rest from a speed of 30 m s 1 using the same braking force?
A17m

B30m

C52m

D90m

(E)21m

36) A boy blows gently across the top of a piece of glass tubing the low end of which is closed by his
finger so that the tube gives its fundamental note of frequency, f. While blowing, he removes his
finger from the lower end. The note he then hears will have a frequency of approximately
Af

Bf

C2f

D4f

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37) The figure shows a uniform electric field.

A charge of -5 C placed at point X is projected horizontally towards Y. Which one of the following
statements is correct?
A) The electric field is directed from X to Y and there is a loss of kinetic energy as the charge moves
from X to Y
B) The electric field is directed from Y to X and there is a loss of kinetic energy as the charge moves
from X to Y
C) The electric field is directed from X to Y and there is a gain of kinetic energy as the charge moves
from X to Y
D )The electric field is directed from Y to X and there is a gain of kinetic energy as the charge moves
from X to Y
E) The electric potential is directed from X to Y and electric field directed from Y to X

38) Diagram (a) below shows a graph of displacement y against distance x for a progressive wave at a
certain time. At time0.4 s later, the profile of the wave is shown in diagram (b ).
The frequency of the wave is
A 0.5 Hz
C 5.0 Hz
B 2.5 Hz
D 12.5 Hz
E 1 Hz

39) The block of mass M moving on the friction less horizontal surface collides with a spring of
spring constant K and compresses it by length L. The maximum momentum of the block after
collision is

Zero
None

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40) The electric field strength at point P at distance 20 cm from a point charge is 0.40 V m 1. The
electric potential at point P is
A 0.02 V
B 0.08 V

C 0.20 V
D 0.80 V

E 0.002V

41) Two sound notes of wave lengths 1 and 2 in air produce n beats per second. If 1<2 the speed
of sound in air is

(a) 12n /(2 + 1)

(b) (1 + 2)n

(c) (12 /n )(2 + 1)

(d) 12n /1

(e) 12n /(2 1)

(42) A tuning fork of frequency 512 Hz resonates with the air column in a pipe of length 15 cm closed
at one end. This tuning fork does not resonate with the air column in any shorter pipes. For which one
of the following closed pipe lengths will this tuning fork exhibit resonance with the air column?
(a) 20 cm

(b) 30 cm

(c) 45 cm

(d) 55 cm

(e) 60 cm

(43)A stationary police car at position A (Fig.) sounds its horn when the air is still and a listener L on
the road hears the frequency of the note as n. A steady wind now blows continuously from B to A with
speed equal to 2 % of the speed of sound in air. What will be the frequency of the sound of the siren
as heard by the listener when the wind is blowing?
(a) 0.98 n
(d) 0.99 n

(b) 1.02 n
(e) 1.01 n

(c) n

(44) Water drops from a leaking overhead tank falls on the ground 5 m below, at regular intervals, the
11th drop just beginning to fall when the first drop strikes the ground. What will be the height of the
9th drop when the first drop strikes the ground? (Acceleration due to gravity = 10 ms2)
(a) 4.9 m

(b) 4.8 m

(c) 4.6 m

(d) 4.4 m

(e) 4.2 m

(45)Two equal positive charges of value 8 C are placed in a region of space where there are no
external fields. When a third charge q is placed at the mid point of the line joining the other two
charges, the system is found to be in equilibrium. The third charge q must be
(a) 8 C

(b) 8 C

(c) 4 C

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46) A uniform rope has a length l and a mass m. It is held stationary with 4/5 of the length of the rope
lying on a smooth horizontal table surface and with the remaining 1/5 hanging freely over the edge.
The minimum work required to pull the whole rope onto the table surface is
A. 0.01 mgl.

B. 0.02 mgl.

C. 0.1 mgl.

D. 0.2 mgl.

E. mgl.

(47) A boy sitting at the rim of a rotating merry-go-round blows a whistle continuously with
frequency f0. An Observer on the ground hears the sound of the whistle. Which of the graphs below
gives the possible variation of the observed frequency f of the sound in a period of revolution T?

48) Four equal charges +q are placed at four corners of a square with its centre at origin and lying in
yz plane. The electrostatic potential energy of a fifth charge +q varies on x-axis as:

( E)

(49) Figure shows equi-potential surfaces for a two charges system. At which of the labeled points
point will an electron have the highest potential energy?

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(A) Point A

(B) Point B

(C) Point C

(D) Point D

(E) Point B & D

(50) A uniform wire is clamped at both ends which are 0.4 m apart. The tension in the wire is 65 N
and the area of its cross section is 4.5 10-7 m2. When the wire is plucked to produce transverse
vibrations, the frequency of the fundamental note obtained is 160 Hz. The density of the wire is
A. 5 600 kg/m3

B. 8 800 kg/m3

C. 12 600 kg/m3

D. 14 000 kg/m3

E. 22 000 kg/m3

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