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LEVEL1
Continuity & Differentiability
Question 
Continuity of a function at a point 
based on 
Q.1
Q.2
Function f(x) =
1 x,
x,
5
when x
when x
^{2} ; x = 2 is
2
continuous at x = 2, if f(2) equals 
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
If
f(x)
=
x cos
k
x = 0, then
1
x
, x
x
0
0
is continuous at
(A) 
k > 0 
(B) k < 0 
(C) 
k = 0 
(D) k 0 
Q.3
If function f(x) =
x
2
2,
2x 1,
x
x
1
1
is continuous
at x = 1, then value of f(x) for x < 1 is
(A) 
3 
(B) 1– 2x 
(C) 
1– 4x 
(D) None of these 
Q.4
Q.5
Which of the following function is continuous
at x = 0
(A) f(x) =
(B) f(x) =
(C) f(x) =
sin
2x
1,
x
(1
x)
1,
e
1/ x
1,
,
, x
x
1/ x
x
x
,
0
0
x
x
0
0
0
0
(D) None of these
If
f(x)
=
6
5
x
,
2a x,
x
x
0
0
is
continuous
at
x = 0, then the value of a is 
(A) 
1 
(B) 2 
(C) 
3 
(D) None of these 
Q.6
Q.7
If f(x) =
x
2
(a
2)x
a
x
2,
2
x
x
at x = 2, then a is equal to
(A) 
0 
(B) 1 
(C) –1 

(D) 2 

= 
sin 

1 
ax 

If f(x) 
, 
x 
0 

x k, 
x 

0 
x = 0, then k is equal to
is
2
2
is continuous
continuous
at
(A) 
0 
(B) 1 
(C) 
a 
(D) None of these 
Q.8
Q.9
Q.10
Q.11
What is the value of (cos x) ^{1}^{/}^{x} at x = 0 so that it
becomes continuous at x = 0
(B) 1
(A) 0
(C) –1
(D) e
If
f(x) =
k cos x
2x
1,
,
x
x
/ 2
/ 2
is a continuous
function at x =/2 , then the value of k is
(A) –1
(B) 1
(C) –2
(D) 2
If function f(x) =
3
x
a
3
_{x}
_{a}
, is continuous at
x = a, then the value of f(a) is 
(B) 2a ^{2}
(A) 2a
(C) 3a
(D) 3a ^{2}
If
f(x)
=
sin
1
x
k,
,
x
x
0
0
x = 0, then k is equal to 
is
continuous
at
(A) 
8 
(B) 1 
(C) 
–1 
(D) None of these 
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Q.12
Q.13
Q.14
Q.15
Q.16
Q.17
Q.18
Function f(x) =
1
x
a
1/ x
x = 0 if f(0) equals
is continuous at
(A) 
e ^{a} 
(B) e ^{–}^{a} 
(C) 
0 
(D) e ^{1}^{/}^{a} 
If f(x) =
1
cos 7(x
^{)} , (x ) is continuous at
x
Q.19
If
f(x)
=
sin (1/ x), x
0,
x
^{0}
0
discontinuous at 
(A) 
x = 0 
(B) 
All points 
(C) 
No point 
(D) 
None of these 
,
then
it
x = , then f() equals
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) –1
(D) 7
If f(x) =
tan x
sin x
,
1,
x
x
0
0
, then f(x) is 
Q.20
Function f(x) = x – x is
(A) 
discontinuous at x = 0 
(B) 
discontinuous at x = 1 
(C) 
continuous at all points 
(D) 
discontinuous at all points 
(A) 
continuous everywhere 
(B) 
continuous nowhere 
(C) 
continuous at x = 0 
(D) 
continuous only at x = 0 
If f(x) = ^{2}^{x} ^{} ^{t}^{a}^{n} ^{x} is continuous at x = 0, then
f(0) equals
(A) 0
x
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
(B) 1/4
If f(x) =
at x = 0, then the value of f(0) is
(A) 1/6
, (x 0) is continuous
(D) 1/3
(C) 2
If
f(x)
=
ax 2 b 
when 
0 

x 

1 


2 
when 
x 

1 

x 

1 
when 
1 

x 

2 
is
continuous at x = 1, then the most suitable values of a, b are
Q.21
Q.22
Q.23
Q.24
Function f(x) = tan x, is discontinuous at
(A) 
x = 0 
(B) 
x = /2 
(C) 
x = 
(D) 
x = – 
Function f(x) = [x] is discontinuous at
(A) 
every real number 
(B) 
every natural number 
(C) 
every integer 
(D) 
No where 
Function f(x) = 3x ^{2} –x is
(A) 
discontinuous at x = 1 
(B) 
discontinuous at x = 0 
(C) 
continuous only at x = 0 
(D) 
continuous at x = 0 
If f(x) =
x
2
,
1,
1/ x,
when 
x 

0 

when 
0 

x 

1 
, then f(x) is 
when 
x 

1 
(A) 
a = 2, b = 0 
(B) a = 1, b = –1 
(C) 
a = 4, b = 2 
(D) All the above 
If f(x) =
 x
x,
1,
(A) 
continuous at x = 0 but not at x = 1 
(B) 
continuous at x = 1 but not at x = 0 
(C) 
continuous at x = 0 and x = 1 
(D) 
discontinuous at x = 0 and x = 1 
Function f(x) =
1,
1,
x
x
^{Q}
Q
is
continuous at x = 0
continuous at x = 1
every where continuous
every where discontinuous
, 
when 
x 

0 

when 
0 

x 

1 
then f is  

when 
x 

1 
Q.25
(A) 
continuous for every real number x 

(A) 

(B) 
discontinuous at x = 0 
(B) 
(C) 
discontinuous at x = 1 
(C) 
(D) 
discontinuous at x = 0 and x =1 
(D) 
is
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Q.26
If f(x) =
5x
4x
2
3x
,
x
2
4,
3x,
4,
0
1
x
x
x
x
0
2
1
2
, then f(x) is
(A) 
continuous at x = 0 but not at x = 1 
(B) 
continuous at x = 2 but not at x = 0 
(C) 
continuous at x = 0,1, 2 
(D) 
discontinuous at x = 0,1, 2 
Q.27
Function f(x) =
x
2
4x
3
x
2
1
2,
,
x
x
1
1
is
(A) 
continuous at x = 1 
(B) 
continuous at x = –1 
(C) 
continuous at x = 1 and x = –1 
(D) 
discontinuous at x = 1 and x = –1 
Q.28
Q.29
Let f(x) = 3–  sin x, then f(x) is
(A) Everywhere continuous
(B) Everywhere discontinuous
(C) Continuous only at x = 0
(D) Discontinuous only at x = 0
The
function
f(x)
=
x
2x
1,
3,
x
x
^{2}
2
continuous function for
is
a
(A) 
all real values of x 
(B) 
only x = 2 
(C) 
all real values of x 2 
(D) 
only all integral values of x 
Q.30
If f(x) =
2
x sin x,
sin (
x),
0
2
/ 2
x
x
, then 
(A) 
f(x) is discontinuous at x = /2 
(B) 
f(x) is continuous at x = /2 
(C) 
f(x) is continuous at x = 0 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.31
The value of k so that
f (x) =
k(2x x ) when x
2
cos x,
when x
0
0
continuous at x = 0 is
(A) 
1 
(B) 2 
(C) 
4 
(D) None of these 
Q.32
If f(x)
=
(a
x)
2
sin (a
x)
a
2
sin a
x
,
x
0
;
then the value of f(0) so that f is continuous at x = 0 is
(A) 
a ^{2} cos a + a sin a 
(B) 
a ^{2} cos a + 2a sin a 
(C) 
2a ^{2} cos a + a sin a 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.33
Let f(x) = x + x–1, then
(A) 
f(x) is continuous at x = 0 and x = 1 
(B) 
f(x) is continuous at x = 0 but not at x = 1 
(C) 
f(x) is continuous at x= 1 but not at x = 0 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.34
Consider the following statements:
I. A
f
x _{0} Dom (f) if
function
is
lim
x
x
0
continuous f(x) = f(x _{0} ).
at
a
point
II. f is continuous in [a, b] if f is continuous in (a, b) and f(a) = f(b).
III. A constant function is continuous in an
interval.
Out of these correct statements are
(A) 
I and II 
(B) II and III 
(C) 
I and III 
(D) All the above 
Q.35
Q.36
If f(x) =
x 2,
4x
x
2
1,
5,
when 
x 

1 

when 
1 

x 

3 
, then correct 
when 
x 

3 
statement is
(A)
_{1} f(x) = _{x}
lim
_{x}
lim
_{3} f(x)
(B)
(C)
(D)
f(x) is continuous at x = 3
f(x) is continuous at x = 1
f(x) is continuous at x = 1 and 3
Let f(x) and (x) be defined by f(x) = [x] and
(x) =
0,
x
2
,
x
x
I
R
[ . ] = G.I.F.
I
(A) lim (x)
x
1
exist but is not continuous at x = 1
(B) lim f (x)
x1
does not exist and f is continuous at x =1
(C) 
is continuous for all x 
(D) 
None of these 
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Q.37
f(x) =
x
4
 x
x
4 
a
b,
4
 x
4 
x = 4, if
a,
b,
x
x
x
4
4
4
is continuous at
(A) 
a = 0, b = 0 
(B) a =1, b =1 
(C) 
a = 1, b = –1 
(D) a = –1, b = 1 
Q.38
Q.39
The function f(x) = ^{c}^{o}^{s} ^{x} ^{} ^{s}^{i}^{n} ^{x} is continuous
cos 2x
everywhere then f (/4) =
(A) 
1 
(B) –1 
(C) 
2

(D) 1/ 
If f(x)
=
tan
4
x
_{c}_{o}_{t} _{2}_{x}
, x /4 is every where
continuous, then f(/4) equals
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) –1
(D) 1/2
Question 
Continuity from left and right 
based on 
Q.40
Q.41
If f(x) =
x
e
1/ x
1
0,
,
x
x
0
0
, then 
(A) 
lim 

x0 f(x) = 1 

(B) 
_{l}_{i}_{m} 
f(x) = 1 

x0 


(C) 
f(x) is continuous at x = 0 

(D) 
None of these 
If f(x) = [x], where [x] = greatest integer x, then at x = 1, f is
(A) 
continuous 
(B) 
left continuous 
(C) 
right continuous 
(D) 
None of these 
Question
based on
Continuity of a function in an interval
Q.42
If
f(x)
=
px
x
x
1
2x 1
2
,
px
,
1
0
x
x
0
1
is
continuous in the interval [–1,1] then p equals 
(A) 
–1 
(B) 1 
(C) 
1/2 
(D) –1/2 
Q.43
Q.44
If
f(x)
=
x
x
x
is
interval
[0, ), then values of a and b are respectively 
(A)
(C)
Which of the following function is not
continuous in the interval (0, )
continuous
in
the
1, –1
–1, 1
1
_{x}
1,
(A) x sin
(B)
2sin 2x
9
,
(C)
(D)
tan x None of these
0
3
4
x
x
3
4
Question
based on
Continuous and discontinuous function
Q.45 
Function f(x) = x is 

(A) 
discontinuous at x = 0 

(B) 
discontinuous at x = 1 

(C) 
continuous at all point 

(D) 
discontinuous at all points 

Q.46 
Point of discontinuity for sec x is  

(A) 
x = –/2 
(B) x = 3 /2 

(C) 
x = –5 /2 
(D) 
All of these 

Q.47 
^{1} Function f(x) = log  x  is discontinuous at  

(A) 
one point 

(B) 
two points 

(C) 
three points 

(D) 
infinite number of points 

Q.48 
If f(x) = x – [x], then f is discontinuous at  
(A) 
every natural number 
(B) 
every integer 
(C) 
origin 
(D) 
Nowhere 
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Q.49 
Which one is the discontinuous function at any point  

(A) 
sin x 
(B) x ^{2} 

(C) 
1/(1– 2x) 
(D) 1/(1+ x ^{2} ) 

Q.50 
The point of discontinuity of cosec x is  

(A) 
x = 
(B) x = /2 

(C) 
x = 3 /2 
(D) None of these 

Q.51 
In the following, continuous function is 

(A) 
tan x 
(B) sec x 

(C) 
sin 1/x 
(D) None of these 

Q.52 
In the following, discontinuous function is 

(A) 
sin x 
(B) cos x 

(C) 
tan x 
(D) sinh x 

Q.53 
Which of 
the 
following 
functions 
is 
every 

where continuous 

(A) 
x + x 
(B) x– x 

(C) 
x x 
(D) All above 

Q.54 
Which of the following functions discontinuous at x = a 
is 

(A) 
tan (x – a) 
(B) sin (x – a) 

(C) 
cosec (x – a) 
(D) sec (x – a) 

Q.55 
If f(x) is continuous and g(x) is discontinuous function, then f(x) + g(x) is 

(A) 
continuous function 

(B) 
discontinuous function 

(C) 
constant function 

(D) 
identity function 

Q.56 
Function f(x) = x–2 –2 x–4 is discontinuous at 

(A) 
x = 2, 4 
(B) x = 2 

(C) 
Nowhere 
(D) Except x = 2, 4 

Q.57 
Function f(x) 
= 
sin 
x 
+ 
cos 
x 
+ 
x 
is 

discontinuous at 

(A) 
x = 0 
(B) x = /2 

(C) 
x = 
(D) No where 

Q.58 
Function f(x) = 1+ sin x is 
(A) 
continuous only at x = 0 
(B) 
discontinuous at all points 
(C) 
continuous at all points 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.59
Q.60
If function is f(x) then it is 
=
x
+
x
–
1
+
x
–
2,
(A) 
discontinuous at x = 0 
(B) 
discontinuous at x = 0, 1 
(C) 
discontinuous at x = 0, 1, 2 
(D) 
everywhere continuous 
x
3 1
Function f(x) = x
2
3x
2
is discontinuous at 
(A) 
x = 1 
(B) x = 2 
(C) 
x = 1, 2 
(D) No where 
Q.61
1 and g(x) = f [f{f(x)}], then g(x)
_{x}_{)}
If f(x) = _{(}_{1}
is discontinuous at 
(A) 
x = 3 
(B) x = 2 
(C) 
x = 0 
(D) x = 4 
Q.62
The function f(x) =
 3x
4 
3x
4
is discontinuous at
(A) 
x = 4 
(B) x = 3/4 
(C) 
x = 4/3 
(D) No where 
Q.63
Q.64
The function f(x) =
at
(A)
(C)
x =
x = ^{}
2
2
x
tan x is discontinuous
(B) x = 0
(D) None of these
Which of the following function has finite number of points of discontinuity
(A) 
sin [x] 
(B) x/x 
(C) 
tan x 
(D) x + [x] 
Q.65
Q.66
The points of discontinuity of
f(x) = tan
x
x
1
other than x = –1 are
(A)
(C)
(D)
x =
2m
1
x =
_{2}_{m}
2m
_{1}
1
x = _{1}
_{2}_{m}
(B) x = 0
, m is any integer
In the following continuous function is
(A) 
[x] 
(B) x – [x] 
(C) 
sin [x] 
(D) e ^{x} + e ^{–}^{x} 
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Q.67 
In the following, discontinuous function is 

(A) 
sin ^{2} x + cos ^{2} x 
(B) e ^{x} + e ^{–}^{x} 

(C) 
e ^{x}^{2} 
(D) e ^{1}^{/}^{x} 

Q.68 
If 
f(x) 
is continuous function and g(x) is 
discontinuous function, then correct statement is 
(A) 
f(x) + g(x) is a continuous function 

(B) 
f(x) – g(x) is a continuous function 

(C) 
f(x) + g(x) is a discontinuous function 

(D) 
f(x) g(x) is a continuous function 

Question 

based on 
Differentiability of function 
Q.69
Q.70
Q.71
Which of the following functions is not differentiable at x = 0
(A)
(C)
x x
e ^{–}^{x}
(B) x ^{3} (D) x + x
Which of the following is differentiable function
(A)
(C)
x ^{2} sin ^{1}
_{x}
cosh x
(B)
x x
(D) all above
The function f(x) = sin x is
(A) 
continuous for all x 
(B) 
continuous only at certain points 
(C) 
differentiable at all points 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.72
If f(x) = x–3, then f is
(A) 
discontinuous at x = 2 
(B) 
not differentiable at x = 2 
(C) 
differentiable at x = 3 
(D) 
continuous but not differentiable at x = 3 
Q.73
If f(x) =
 x
1
x
1
, x 1, and f(1) = 1, then the
correct statement is
(A) 
discontinuous at x = 1 
(B) 
continuous at x = 1 
(C) 
differentiable at x = 1 
(D) 
discontinuous for x > 1 
Q.74
Q.75
Q.76
If f(x) =
(A) 1
x
1,
0,
7
3x,
x 

0 

x 

1 
, then f '(0) equals 
x 

1 
(B) 2
(C) 0
(D) –3
The function f(x) = x + differential at 
(A)
(C)
x
–
x = 0,1 x = –1, 1
(B) x = 0, –1 (D) x = 1, 2
1
is
If
f(x)
=
e
correct
1/x
0,
,
x
x
0
0
,
then
which
one
not
is
(A) 
f(x) is differentiable at x = 0 
(B) 
f(x) is discontinuous at x = 0 
(C) 
f(x) is continuous no where 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.77
Q.78
Function [x] is not differentiable at 
(A) 
every rational number 
(B) 
every integer 
(C) 
origin 
(D) 
every where 
If f(x) =
x
4
2
3 ,
 x
3x
2
13
4
,
correct statement is
when x
when x
1
1
, then
(A) 
f is discontinuous at x = 1 
(B) 
f is discontinuous at x = 3 
(C) 
f is differentiable at x = 1 
(D) 
f is differentiable at x = 3 
Q.79
Function f(x) =
^{}
^{x} ^{}
x
is
(A) 
continuous every where 
(B) 
differentiable every where 
(C) 
differentiable every where except at x = 0 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.80
Let f(x) = x– a +  x – b, then
(A) 
f(x) is continuous for all x R 
(B) 
f(x) is differential for x R 
(C) 
f(x) is continuous except at x = a and b 
(D) 
None of these 
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Q.81
Q.82
Q.83
Function f(x) = x – 1 + x – 2 is differentiable in [0, 3], except at
(A)
(C)
x = 0 and x = 3 x = 2
(B) x = 1 (D) x = 1 and x = 2
If f(x) =
1
1,
sin x,
= 0, f ' (x) equals
(A)
(C)
1
when x
when 0
x
0
/ 2
, then at x
(B) 0 (D) Does not exist
If
f(x) =
x
1 e
1/ x
0,
,
x
x
0
, then the function
0
f(x) is differentiable for 
(A) 
x R _{+} 
(B) x R 
(C) 
x R _{0} 
(D) None of these 
Q.84
Q.85
If f(x) =
x sin
0,
x = 0, then
(A)
(C)
> 0 1
If f(x) =
1
x
e
,
x ,
1
x
x
x
,
x
x
0
is differentiable at
0
(B) > 1 (D) 0
0
0
, then f(x) is
(A) 
continuous at x = 0 
(B) 
differentiable at x = 0 
(C) 
differentiable at x = 1 
(D) 
differentiable both at x = 0 and 1 
Q.86
The function f(x) = x –  x  is not differentiable at
(A) 
x = 1 
(B) x = –1 
(C) 
x = 0 
(D) Nowhere 
Q.87
Which of the following function is not differentiable at x = 1
(A) 
sin ^{–}^{1} x 
(B) tan x 
(C) 
a ^{x} 
(D) cosh x 
Q.88
Q.89
If f(x) =
equals 
(A) 9 ^{2}
(C) 0
If f(x) =

x 
1 

2x 2 7x 1 3 sin x ^{2} 

5 
, 

x 0 
, 
x x 

x
1
, then f '(1)
x
1
2
9
(B) –
(D) Does not exist
0
0
, then at x = 0, f(x) is
(A) 
continuous and differentiable 
(B) 
neither continuous nor differentiable 
(C) 
continuous but not differentiable 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.90
Function f(x) = 1 +  sin x  is–
(A) 
continuous no where 
(B) 
differentiable no where 
(C) 
everywhere continuous 
(D) 
None of these 
Q.91
Function f(x) =
x
2
,
1,
1/ x,
x 

0 

0 

x 

1 
is– 
x 

1 
(A) 
differentiable at x = 0, 1 
(B) 
differentiable only at x = 0 
(C) 
differentiable at only x = 1 
(D) 
Not differentiable at x = 0, 1 
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LEVEL 2
Q.1
Q.2
Q.3
Q.4
Q.5
If [.] denotes G.I.F. then, in the following, continuous function is
(A) cos [x]
(B) sin [x] 

[x] 
(D) All above 
(C)
sin
^{}
2
If f(x) = ^{1}^{} ^{c}^{o}^{s} ^{(}^{1}^{} ^{c}^{o}^{s} ^{x}^{)} , (x 0) is continuous
4
x
everywhere, then f(0) equals
(A) 
1/8 
(B) 1/2 

(C) 
1/4 
(D) None of these 

For 
function f(x) 
= 

1 

4x 5 
1/ x 
, 
x 

0 

e 
4/5 
, 
x 
0 

correct statement is 

(A) 
f(0 + 0) and f(0 – 0) do not exist 

(B) 
f(0 + 0) f(0 – 0) 

(C) 
f(x) continuous at x = 0 
(D)
lim
_{x}
_{0}
f(x) f(0)
,
the
log (a ^{x} – 1) + x ^{1}^{/}^{3} (a >1) is discontinuous at
(A)
x = 0
(B) x = 1
(C)
x = 2
(D) x =
_{2}
Q.6
If f(x) = 
2
2
a
ax
x


2
2
a
ax
x

is 


a 

x 


a 

x 
continuous for all values of x, then f(0) is equal
to 

(A) 
a 
(B)
a


(C) 
– 
(D) –a 
a

Q.7
Function f(x) =
(b
b
2
a
2
)
,
2
2
x
6
2
a
a 3
_{,}
3x
3
2
1
b
3
3
x
,
0
a
x
x
x
b
a
b
, is
(A) 
continue at x = a 
(B) 
continue at x = b 
(C) 
discontinue on both x = a, x = b 
(D) 
continue at both x = a, x = b 
Q.8
Q.9
Q.10
The function f(x) =
e
1/ x
1
e
1/ x
1
0,
,
x
x
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