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CLASS 8

Contents
ÂÂ NSO - Level-2 (2014)

ÂÂ NSO - Level-2 was an online exam. (2015)

ÂÂ NSO - Level-2 (2016)

ÂÂ NSO - Level-2 (2017)

ÂÂ NSO - Level-2 (2018)

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2019
LEVEL - 2

Year 2013-14

2019
2 16th NSO | Class-8 | Level 2

Mental
Mental Ability
ability

1. Factorise : 15(x – 2y)2 – 8(x – 2y) – 16 6. Read the following information and answer the question
A. (5x + 10y – 9)(3x + 2y – 4) given below it:
B. (9x – 4y)(x – 2y) 1. Seven students P, Q, R, S, T, U and V take a
C. (5x – 10y + 4)(3x – 6y – 4) series of tests.
D. (9x – 4y + 3)(3x – 2y + 4) 2. No two students get the same marks.
3. V always scores more than P.
2. A person has enough money to buy 25 cycles worth
4. P always scores more than Q.
` 500 each. How many cycles will the person be able
5. Each time either R scores the highest and T gets
to buy, if each cycle now costs ` 125 more?
the least, or alternatively S scores the highest
A. 40 cycles
and U or Q scores the least.
B. 70 cycles
If S is ranked sixth and Q is ranked fifth, which of
C. 20 cycles
the following can be true?
D. 65 cycles
A. V is ranked first or fourth.
3. It is possible to make a meaningful word with the B. R is ranked second or third.
second, the third, the ninth, the tenth, the thirteenth, C. P is ranked second or fifth.
the fourteenth and the eighteenth letters of the word D. U is ranked third or fourth.
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, using each letter only
7. If the first element from the left end interchanges place
once, except the second letter, which should be used
with the tenth element from the left end, similarly second
twice, which of the following will be the third letter
with ninth, third with eighth, fourth with seventh, and
of that word? If no such word can be formed give
so on, then which of the following will be seventh to
‘X’ as the answer, and if only two such words can
the left of eighth element from the right end?
be made give answer ‘Y’. And if more than two such
ab 7 cd 9 zy  © p 2 m c k s 3 5 nt @
words can be formed give answer ‘Z’.
A. 9
A. C
B. 7
B. X
C. D
C. Y
D. C
D. Z
8. Divide : 30x3y 2 – 20xy 3 + 12xy – 13y by – 5xy
4. Which of the following numbers will be obtained if
the second digit of the lowest number is added to the 12 13
A. −6 x 2 y + 4 y 2 − +
third digit of the highest number after adding 4 to 5 5x
each number? 12 13
B. −6 x 2 y − 4 y 2 + +
129 642 921 476 308 5 5x
A. 5 C. – 6x2y + 4y2 – 5 + 13
B. 6
11
C. 7 D. – 6x2y – 4y2 + – 12
6
D. 8
1
9. A cylindrical container of radius 28 cm contains

1 2 sufficient water to submerge a rectangular solid of
95 2 − 3 × 7 0 −  
 81  dimensions 32 cm × 22 cm × 14 cm. Find the rise
5. Simplify : 23
in the level of water, when the solid is completely
( 27 )2 3 −  8 
 27  submerged.
A. 0 A. 6 cm
B. 16 B. 4 cm
C. 27 C. 7 cm
D. 77 D. 9 cm

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16th NSO | Class-8 | Level 2 3

10. Akash purchased two articles for ` 750 each. He 13. Select the Venn diagram which best illustrates the
sold these articles, gaining 6% on one and losing relationship between : "Nurse, Doctor, Women".
4% on the other. Find his gain or loss per cent in
the whole transaction. A. B.
A. 2% loss
B. 3% gain
C. 1% gain
D. 1% loss C. D.
11. Ashok took a loan of ` 2400 from a finance company
at 15% p.a. simple interest for 2 years. He lent it
to Rajesh at the same rate of interest, compounded 14. In the given figure (not drawn to scale), ACE
annually. Find the gain of Ashok after 2 years. and BCD are straight lines. Find the value of
A. ` 54 ∠w + ∠x + ∠y + ∠z.
B. ` 20
C. ` 45
D. ` 64

12. The given pie chart shows what Mr. Varun does with
his monthly income of ` 3000.

A. 150°
B. 175°
C. 200°
D. 210°

15. The sum of numerator and denominator of a fraction is


10. If the numerator is increased by 1 and denominator
If he spends the same amount every month on food, is reduced by 1, then value of the fraction would be
how long does he take to spend ` 14400 on food? 2
. Find the fraction.
A. 10 months 3
B. 540 months 5 3
A. B.
C. 1 year 7 7
1 4 2
D. 1 years C. D.
2 7 7

Science

16. A hockey player is moving northward and suddenly 18. A Centigrade and Fahrenheit thermometers are dipped
turns westward with the same speed to avoid an opponent. in boiling water. The water temperature is lowered until
The force that acts on the player is ________. the Fahrenheit thermometer registers 140. The fall in
A. Frictional force along westward temperature as registered by centigrade thermometer
B. Muscle force along southward is ________.
A. 30°
C. Frictional force along south-west
B. 40°
D. Muscle force along south-west. C. 60°
17. Water waves produced by a motor boat sailing in D. 80°
water are ________. 19. Earthquakes can occur because of ________.
A. Neither longitudinal nor transverse A. Movement of tectonic plates
B. Both longitudinal and transverse B. Volcanic eruption
C. Only longitudinal C. Mine blasts
D. Only transverse. D. All of these.

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20. The direction of a ray of light incident on a concave 26. Read the given statements and select the correct
mirror is shown by PQ while directions in which the option.
ray would travel after reflection is shown by four rays Statement-1 : A horse has to pull a cart harder
marked 1, 2, 3 and 4.
during the first few steps of his motion.
Which of the four rays correctly
shows the direction of reflected Statement-2 : The first steps are always difficult.
ray ? A. Both statements-1 and 2 are true and statement-2
A. 4 is the correct explanation of statement-1.
B. 3 B. Both statements-1 and 2 are true but statement-2
C. 2 is not the correct explanation of statement-1.
D. 1 C. Statement-1 is true and statement-2 is false.
D. Both statements-1 and 2 are false.
21. A motor cyclist rides around the well with a round
vertical wall and does not fall down while riding 27. The nearest and farthest planets from the sun are
because ________. ________ respectively.
A. The force of gravity disappears A. Mars and Venus
B. He loses weight some how B. Mercury and Pluto
C. He is in this path due to the force exerted by C. Venus and Pluto
surrounding air D. Earth and Neptune.
D. The frictional force of the wall balances his
weight. 28. An under-water swimmer cannot see very clearly
even in absolutely clear water because of
22. An air conditioner is rated 240 V, 1.5 kW. The air
A. Absorption of light in water
conditioner is switched on for 8 hours each day. How
B. Scattering of light in water
much electrical energy is consumed in 30 days?
C. Reduction of speed of light in water
A. 360 kW h
D. Change in the focal length of eye lens.
B. 8.64 kW h
C. 120 kW h 29. Study the given Venn diagram carefully.
D. 240 kW h
Identify the points which represent
23. Read the given statements and select the correct polycot and rayon respectively.
option. A. 2, 4
Statement-1 : Echo is produced when sound is incident B. 4, 3
on hard and polished surface. C. 1, 2
Statement-2 : Sound energy can be totally reflected D. 3, 1
by objects with soft and loose texture.
A. Both statements-1 and 2 are true and statement-2 30. Choose the correct statement among the following.
is the correct explanation of statement-1. A. The substances which vapourise during burning,
B. Both statements-1 and 2 are true but statement-2 do not give flames.
is not the correct explanation of statement-1. B. T h e s u b s t a n c e s w h i c h h a v e v e r y h i g h
C. Statement-1 is true and statement-2 is false. ignition temperature are called inflammable
D. Both statements-1 and 2 are false. substances.
C. When the match is struck against the rubbing
24. A stone which has a mass of 12 g and a density surface, some red phosphorus gets converted into
of 3 g cm–3 , is lowered into 20 cm 3 of water in a white phosphorus.
measuring cylinder. What will be the new reading D. The job of a fire extinguisher is to cut off the
on the measuring cylinder? supply of carbon dioxide, and hence the fire is
A. 20 cm3 controlled.
B. 24 cm3
C. 40 cm3 31. Using the given hints, identify the option with correct
D. 16 cm3 coal product and its use.
25. A planet is revolving around the sun in an elliptical (1) Almost pure form of carbon.
orbit. Which of the following remains constant ? (2) Mixture of about 200 substances.
A. Linear momentum A. (1) - Coke, manufacture of steel
B. Angular momentum B. (1) - Coal tar, manufacture of paints
C. Kinetic energy C. (2) - Coke, manufacture of plastics
D. Potential energy D. (2) - Coal tar, extraction of metals

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32. An element X is soft and dull in appearance. It reacts 36. Why animals like frog and fish produce hundreds of
with oxygen to form Y, which when dissolved in water, eggs while hens and humans produce one egg at a
forms Z. Z turns China rose indicator to magenta time?
colour. Identify Z. A. In frogs and fish, internal fertilization occurs.
A. Sulphuric acid B. Sulphurous acid B. Eggs of hens and humans are exposed to external
C. Nitrous acid D. Nitric acid environment.
C. Eggs of frogs and fish are produced inside the
33. Fill in the blanks in the given paragraph by choosing mother’s body and hence they are protected.
the correct option. D. Eggs of frogs and fish are preyed by predators and
p
Over million of years, absence of air, ___________ are exposed to environment.
q
temperature and __________ pressure transformed
the dead organisms into __________
r and s. 37. A farmer has a cropping field which is specifically
One of the various constituents of s, ___________
x is deficient in nitrogen. He divided his field into
used in paints and road surfacing. three parts i.e., d, e and f. He wants to grow cereal
p q r x crops for three successive seasons. He supplied
A. Low Low Petroleum Coal tar field ‘d’ with ammonium nitrate and ammonium
B. High High Natural gas Bitumen sulphate and field ‘e’ with manure. He grew crop
of pulses between cereal crops in field ‘f ’. Which
C. High Low Natural gas Coal tar
of the following best represents the effect of these
D. Low High Petroleum Bitumen
different treatments on the crop yield after three
34. Observe the given diagrams carefully. crop seasons?

A.

A circular blackish ring is formed on the glass slide


due to _______.
A. Deposition of unburnt wax particles present in the
non-luminous zone of the flame B.
B. Deposition of unburnt carbon particles present in
the luminous zone of the flame
C. Partial combustion of wax in yellow middle zone
of the flame
D. Incomplete combustion of carbon particles in outer
blue zone of the flame.

35. Match Column I with Column II and choose the


C.
correct option using the codes given below.
Column I Column II
p. Teflon (i) Making electrical switches
q. PVC (ii) Flame resistant
r. Melamine (iii) N o n - s t i c k c o a t i n g o f
cookwares
s. Bakelite (iv) Thermoplastic
A. p - (ii), q - (i), r - (iv), s - (iii) D.
B. p - (i), q - (ii), r - (iii), s - (iv)
C. p - (iv), q - (iii), r - (i), s - (ii)
D. p - (iii), q - (iv), r - (ii), s - (i)

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38. A farmer’s crop is repeatedly getting infected from 41. Read the given statements with one or two blanks
a fungal disease. The soil in which crop is sown is and select the option which correctly fill the blanks
clayey. Which of these irrigation methods would of any two statements.
lessen the chance of infection? (a) _________ is being maintained by _________,
A. Furrow irrigation which is now known as World Conservation
B. Drip irrigation Union.
C. Basin irrigation (b) _______ is specified land area in which multiple
D. Sprinkler irrigation use of land is permitted for preserving
39. Match the columns and select the correct option. biodiversity.
Column I Column II (c) __________ are species which are likely to move to
(a) Pencillium notatum (i) Production of yoghurt ___________ category in near future, if causative
(b) Chlorella (ii) Nitrogen fixation factors continue to operate.
(c) Rhizobium (iii) Sewage disposal (d) ________ are those specific regions of mega-
(d) E.coli (iv) Antibiotics biodiversity nations which have large numbers of
(v) Production of ___________ species.
vitamins in the large A. a - Red Data Book, IUCN
intestine
c - Vulnerable, endangered
A. a-(iii), b-(v), c-(ii), d-(i)
B. a-(iv), b-(iii), c-(ii), d-(v) B. c - Endangered, rare
C. a-(iv), b-(ii), c-(iii), d-(v) d - Hot spots, extinct
D. a-(v), b-(iv), c(ii), d-(i) C. b - Biosphere reserve
d - Hot spots, exotic
40. The given figure shows a typical animal cell with its
parts being labelled as ‘a – j’. Identify the labelled D. a - Red Data Book, WWF
parts and select the incorrect option regarding it. b - Wild life sanctuary

42. Which of the following is not true?


A. Rotation of crops improves the fertility of soil.
B. Rotation of crops saves a lot of nitrogenous
fertilizers.
C. Rotation of crops helps in the weed control and
pest control.
D. Rotation of crops helps in mixing of nutrients
uniformly.

43. What observation can be made by viewing the slides


under the microscope on binary fission in Amoeba
and budding in yeast?
A. The daughter cells of Amoeba and the bud of yeast
A. The organelles e, h, g and i are membrane-bound
are smaller than their respective parent cells.
organelles which function in close coordination
B. The daughter cells of Amoeba and the bud of yeast
with one another.
are of the same size as their respective parent
B. ‘f’ organelle is responsible for the synthesis of
cells.
fats inside the cells and it stores Ca2+ for release
C. The daughter cells of Amoeba are bigger than the
during muscle contraction.
parent cells but bud of yeast is smaller than the
C. a and b have selective permeability i.e., they allow
parents.
only selected substances to pass inwardly.
D. ‘j’ is the site for protein synthesis. It allows D. The daughter cells of Amoeba are smaller than
hereditary message from ‘d’ to get translated into the parents but bud of yeast is larger than the
proteins. parents.

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44. Identify the given microorganism and select the 45. Read the given statements and select the correct
incorrect statement regarding this. option.
Statement 1 : The chemical substances produced
by microorganisms which in low concentration are
antagonistic to the growth of other microorganisms
are called as antibiotics.
Statement 2 : A preparation of a dead or attenuated
pathogen, which when injected into a healthy person,
provides immunity against a number of diseases, is
called as vaccine.
A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2
A. It is a saprophyte commonly called as black bread is the correct explanation of statement 1.
mould.
B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2
B. It reproduces by means of spores.
C. It results in the spoilage of food materials. is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
D. It is a parasitic fungus that causes various diseases C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false.
in plants, animals and humans. D. Both statements 1 and 2 are false.

Achievers Section

Direction (Q. 46 & 47) : The sliding frictional force 49. The given diagram shows changes in uterine lining
between a 4 kg box and the floor is 15 N. It is pushed during a menstrual cycle (divided in five phases,
across the floor with a constant force such that it accelerates a to f).
at 0.8 ms–2 .

46. What is the force applied to the box ?


A. 9.1 N
B. 18.2 N
C. 3.6 N
D. 6.2 N
(i) When release of the egg from the ovary is expected
47. If this same force calculated is applied to the box
to happen?
which is now placed on a frictionless floor what is
(ii) When menstruation is expected to occur?
the new acceleration produced?
A. 8.2 ms–2 (iii) If the egg gets fertilized, when implantation of
B. 16.2 ms–2 embryo is expected to occur?
C. 4.6 ms–2 A. i-d, ii-a to b, iii- e to f
D. 2.3 ms–2 B. i-c to d, ii-e to f, iii- a to b
C. i-c, ii-a to b, iii- d to e
48. A student performed various experiments to investigate
D. i-d to c, ii-c, iii- e to f
about the reactivities of four unknown elements, P,
Q, R, X and Y. 50.

Metals P and R can react with dilute acids to produce


hydrogen gas while X cannot. The given diagram represents the plot of a river
Identify the correct order of reactivity. stream across a town. Water samples are collected
A. Q > Y > P > R > Hydrogen > X from the river from 5 different places P, Q, R, S
B. Q > X > R > P > Y
and T. The BOD of the collected water samples is
C. X > P > Q > Y > R > Hydrogen
shown in the following bar diagram.
D. P > Y > R > Q > Hydrogen > X

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Note : Biological oxygen demand or BOD is a measure of oxygen


required by aerobic decomposers for the biochemical degradation
of the organic materials.
(a) On which of the places (P to T) the highest
amount of organic material is released into the
river water?
(b) Where does a water treatment plant most likely
built?
A. a - R, b - Between P and Q
B. a - S, b - Between Q and T
C. a - Q, b - Between R and S
D. a - S, b - Between P and R
SPACE FOR ROUGH WORK

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LEVEL - 2

Year 2015-16

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science

1. Five blocks, B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5 of different masses Pressure Density
are connected by four identical strings S1, S2, S3 and S4 A. Increase Increase
as shown in the figure. They are pulled by a steadily B. Increase Decrease
increasing force F. Which of the following strings is C. Decrease Increase
most likely to break? D. Decrease Decrease

S4 S3 S2 S1 F 6. A beam of light from a torch is aimed at an arrangement


B5 B4 B3 B2 B1
of four plane mirrors. Which diagram correctly shows
A. S 1 B. S 2 the path that the light beam follows?
C. S 3 D. S 4

2. Three blocks, P, Q and R are balanced on a beam A. B.


with the pivot at the midpoint.
The correct order of blocks in terms
of increasing mass, is
A. P < Q < R
B. R < P < Q C. D.
C. P < R < Q
D. Q < P < R
3. A source of light O is 7. Consider the given cases.
located at a distance I : A ball moves vertically upwards after being kicked
of 8 cm from a plane by a boy.
mirror. The reflected ray II : The ball falls vertically downwards after reaching
O' is detected 2 cm from the maximum height.
the mirror at a vertical
displacement of 12 cm. Name the forces responsible for the motion of ball in
The point of reflection is the two cases.
at a distance of I II
A. 6.0 cm from X B. 7.2 cm from X A. Muscular force No force
C. 2.4 cm from Y D. 3.6 cm from Y B. Muscular force Gravitational force
C. Frictional force No force
Solve the following riddle by identifying X, Y, Z.
4.
D. Frictional force Gravitational force
X : I am a cooking ingredient and a conductor of
electricity. 8. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
Y : I am used in an electric circuit when a weak current A. Pressure in a liquid increases with depth, but at
flows through it. the same depth it is equal in all directions.
Z : I am coated on iron bridges to protect it from B. The air above presses down on us with a force equal
corrosion and formation of rust. to that exerted by a mass of 1 kg, on every cm2.
X Y Z C. Atmospheric pressure increases as height above
A. Lemon juice LED Chromium sea level increases.
B. Lemon juice CFL Gold D. Pressure is greater when area of contact is smaller.
C. Vinegar LED Zinc
9. The distance of Alpha Centauri from Earth is about
D. Vinegar CFL Silver
4.3 light years. The time taken by the light to reach Earth
5. The diagram shows a bubble at the bottom of a pool. from Alpha Centauri is about
Assuming that the temperature of the pool is constant A. 1.35 × 106 s B. 1.35 × 107 s
8
throughout the water, which of the following describes C. 1.35 × 10 s D. 1.35 × 109 s
the change of the pressure and the density of air in the
10. An object vibrates 7200 times in 8 minutes. A girl standing
bubble as it rises to the surface? close to the object hears
Water Bubble A. A sound of frequency 7200 Hz
8
B. A sound of frequency 7200 ×8
60 Hz

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C. A sound of frequency 7200 × 60 Hz 15. In which of the following will the compass needle show
8 deflection?
D. No sound.

11. Match the column I with column II and select the correct A. B.
option from the given codes.
Column I Column II

P. Waxing crescent moon 1.

C. D.

Q. Waning gibbous moon 2.

16. Read the given statements and select the correct


R. Waxing gibbous moon 3. option.
Statement 1 : Parallel rays are incident on a surface but
the reflected rays are not parallel. This type of reflection
S. Waning crescent moon 4. is called diffused reflection.
A. P- 1, Q - 3, R - 2, S - 4 Statement 2 : Diffused reflection occurs due to failure
B. P- 3, Q - 1, R - 4, S - 2 of laws of reflection.
C. P- 4, Q - 2, R - 3, S - 1 A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2
D. P- 2, Q - 4, R - 1, S - 3 is the correct explanation of statement 1.
B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2
12. The loudness of sound coming from murmur in a quite is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
library is about 30 decibel while that from a car horn is C. Statement 1 is true and statement 2 is false.
about 120 decibel. The ratio of the amplitudes of vibrations D. Both statements 1 and 2 are false.
producing these sounds is
A. 1 : 1 B. 1 : 2 17. In a game of tug-of-war, two teams P and Q pull at a rope
C. 1 : 4 D. 1 : 16 in opposite directions.

13. The given figure shows a small positively charged sphere


O, kept in between two larger positively charged spheres
X and Y which are fixed.
X Y
+ + Forces applied by the members of team P are 125 N,
137 N and 209 N whereas that by the members of team
Q are 129 N, 186 N and 146 N. Then
O A. The rope will move towards team P
In which direction will the sphere O move? B. The rope will move towards team Q
A. Up B. Down C. The rope will not move at all
C. Left D. Right D. Movement of rope cannot be predicted.

14. Read the given statements carefully. 18. Which of the following statements are correct about planet
(i) Lighting a matchstick. Venus?
(ii) Tying shoe laces. (i) It rotates from west to east while the Earth rotates
(iii) Applying the brakes on a cycle. from east to west.
(ii) It shows phases just like the Moon.
(iv) Writing on the blackboard with a chalk.
(iii) It appears in the eastern sky before sunrise and in
(v) Treaded tyres of vehicles.
the western sky just after sunset.
In which of the following cases is the friction (iv) It has no satellite of its own.
helpful? (v) It is the second brightest star in the night sky.
A. (i) and (v) only A. (i) and (iii) only
B. (i), (iv) and (v) only B. (i), (iii) and (v) only
C. (ii), (iv) and (v) only C. (ii), (iii) and (iv) only
D. (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) D. (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)

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19. A special bathroom mat keeps Rohan safe from slipping 24. Ankita, a class 8 student arranged the given experimental
and falling in his bathroom. It does this by set-up to study the reactivity of three different metals
A. Reducing the amount of friction between his feet X, Y and Z.
and the bathroom floor X Y Z
B. Keeping the bathroom floor free from moss
C. Helping Rohan's feet stay dry while he takes his
bath
D. Creating more friction under Rohan's feet, as he
steps on the mat.
Salt solution of Y Salt solution of Z Salt solution of X
20. Match the column I with column II and select the correct (Reaction occurred) (No reaction) (Reaction occurred)
option from the given codes. Metals X, Y and Z are respectively
Column I Column II
A. Cu, Al and Fe B. Ag, Fe and Zn
(p) Rayon (i) Does not get wrinkled easily
C. Fe, Cu and Al D. Al, Cu and Fe
(q) Bakelite (ii) Used to make electrical switches
(r) PVC (iii) Artificial silk 25. Look at the given figure showing petroleum and natural
(s) Polyester (iv) Thermoplastic gas deposits.
A. (p) - (iv), (q) - (iii), (r) - (i), (s) - (ii)
B. (p) - (iii), (q) - (iv), (r) - (ii), (s) - (i)
C. (p) - (iii), (q) - (ii), (r) - (iv), (s) - (i)
D. (p) - (ii), (q) - (i), (r) - (iii), (s) - (iv)

21. Most of the non-metals


A. are lustrous
B. are malleable and ductile
C. react with oxygen to produce acidic oxides The layer containing petroleum oil and gas is above
D. react with water and acids to produce hydrogen gas. that of water because
A. Oil and gas are heavier than water and do not mix
22. Which of the following statements is incorrect? with it.
A. Coke is used in place of coal tar for metalling the B. Oil and gas are lighter than water and get mixed
roads. with it.
B. Petrochemicals are used in the manufacture of C. Water is lighter than oil and gas and does not mix
detergents, fibres, polythene, etc. with them.
C. Naphthalene balls are obtained from coal tar. D. Oil and gas are lighter than water and do not mix
D. Coke is used in the manufacture of steel and in with it.
the extraction of many metals.
26. Values of ignition temperatures of different substances
23. Fill in the blanks by choosing an appropriate option. are listed in the given table.
Matchstick head contains (1) and (2). The
Substance Ignition temperature
rubbing surface has powdered (3) and a little
(4) . When the matchstick is struck against the I 10°C
rubbing surface, some (4) gets converted into II 50°C
(5) . This immediately reacts with (2) in the III 65°C
matchstick head to produce enough heat to ignite IV 35°C
(1) and start the combustion.
Increasing order of the inflammability of the given
1 2 3 4 5 substances is
A. antimony potassium glass red white
A. I < IV < II < III B. III < II < IV < I
trisulphide chlorate phos- phos-
phorus phorus C. IV < I < III < II D. II < III < I < IV
B. potassium antimony red glass white 27. Which of the following statements about thermosetting
chlorate trisulphide phos- phos-
plastics are correct?
phorus phorus
1. Bakelite and melamine are thermosetting
C. antimony potassium glass white red
trisulphide chlorate phos- phos- plastics.
phorus phorus 2. They get deformed easily on heating and can be
D. red antimony potassium glass white moulded easily to make toys, combs, etc.
phos- trisulphide chlorate phos- 3. Melamine resists fire and can tolerate heat better
phorus phorus than other plastics.

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4. When moulded once, they cannot be softened by 31. Identify I, II and III in the given flow chart and select
heating. the correct option.
A. 1, 2 and 4 only B. 1 and 2 only Biodiversity
conservation
C. 1, 3 and 4 only D. All of these

28. Read the following statements carefully. In-situ Ex-situ


W : I am very reactive and catch fire if exposed to air.
To prevent this, I am stored in water.
X : I am a good conductor of heat and acquire a Sacred groves I
and lakes
reddish-brown coating on exposure to moist air.
II III Botanical and
Y : I am soft and have dull appearance. I form acids zoological gardens,
on reacting with oxygen and water. aquaria etc.
Z : I am malleable, ductile and acquire a dull green
A. I - Cryopreservation, II - Biosphere reserve,
coating on exposure to moist air.
III - National park,
Identify W, X, Y and Z.
B I - Gene bank, II - Wildlife sanctuary,
W X Y Z
III - Home garden
A. Phosphorus Copper Sulphur Iron
C. I - Biosphere reserve, II - National park,
B. Phosphorus Iron Sulphur Copper
C. Sulphur Iron Phosphorus Copper III - Wildlife sanctuary
D. Copper Phosphorus Iron Sulphur D. I - Biosphere reserve, II - Gene bank,
III - Cryopreservation
29. Geeta marked the statements about fire extinguishers,
given by her teacher as true or false. Direction : Read the following passage and answer questions
32 and 33.
S. No. Statements True or Microbial diseases that can spread from an infected person to
False a healthy person through air, water, food or physical contact
1. Water is suitable fire extinguisher True are called X. There are some insects and animals that are Y
for all types of fires. of disease causing microbes. Housefly is one example.
2. Carbon dioxide is the best True
extinguisher for fires involving 32. Which of the following can be an example of X in the
electrical equipments and passage?
inflammable materials. A. Typhoid
B. Allergy
3. Fire extinguisher cylinders contain False
C. Asthma
CO2 as a liquid at high pressure.
D. Rickets
4. Fire extinguisher cuts off the False
supply of fuel and brings down 33. Which of the following is an incorrect pair of animal
the atmospheric temperature. that works as Y and the disease it is associated with?
Which of these statements are marked incorrectly by A. Rat - Plague
her? B. Cockroach - Hepatitis B
A. 1 and 3 only B. 2 and 4 only C. Culex - Filaria
C. 1 and 4 only D. None of these D. Anopheles - Malaria

30. Mrs. Nitika, a science teacher has collected few fuel 34. Which of the following statements is/are correct
samples in different glass jars and put labels on them regarding mixed cropping?
with their calorific values (in kJ/kg). (i) Mechanical harvesting becomes easier.
(ii) It increases biodiversity.
(iii) It removes some nutrients specifically from the
crop field.
(iv) Outbreaks of pests and diseases can spread very
rapidly.
(v) The crops with different maturation times are
She asked her students to arrange these fuels in the grown together.
increasing order of fuel efficiency. The correct order A. (i) and (ii) only
is B. (ii) and (v) only
A. 4 < 2 < 3 < 1 B. 1 < 3 < 2 < 4 C. (iii) and (iv) only
C. 2 < 4 < 1 < 3 D. 3 < 1 < 4 < 2 D. (iii), (iv) and (v) only

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35. Which graph shows changes that occur in a river after (iii) Private ownership is Private ownership is not
being polluted by sewage? permitted. permitted.
(iv) E.g., Jim Corbett E.g., Vellode Bird
of nitrogen compounds

Concentration
National Park, Sanctuary, Sultanpur
Concentration

of oxygen
Yellowstone Park etc. Bird Sanctuary.
A. B.
0 0 A. (i) and (iii) B. (i) and (iv)
Distance Distance
Sewage downstream Sewage downstream
C. (ii) and (iii) D. (ii) and (iv)
added added
39. The given figure shows a typical animal cell with its
components labelled as ‘a – j’.
Number of bacteria

Number of sh
a e c
C. D.
0 0 f
Distance Distance
Sewage downstream Sewage downstream
added added
b
36. Read the given statements and select the correct d
h
option.
Statement 1 : The chemical substances produced
by microorganisms which in low concentration are g
antagonistic to the growth of other microorganisms are j
called as antibiotics.
i
Statement 2 : A preparation of a dead or attenuated
pathogen, which when injected into a healthy person,
provides immunity against a specific disease or number Identify the labelled components and select the incorrect
of diseases, is called a vaccine. statement regarding them.
A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2 A. The organelles ‘e’, ‘h’, ‘g’ and ‘i’ are membrane-
is the correct explanation of statement 1. bound structures which function in close
B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2 is coordination with one another.
not the correct explanation of statement 1. B. ‘f’ organelle is responsible for the synthesis of
C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false. fats inside the cells and it stores Ca2+ for release
D. Both statements 1 and 2 are false. during muscle contraction.
C. ‘a’ and ‘b’ are selectively permeable membranes.
37. Select the option that correctly fills the blanks in any
D. ‘j’ is the site for protein synthesis. It allows
two of the given statements.
hereditary message from ‘d’ to get translated into
(i) ______ refers to the plants found in a particular
proteins.
area.
(ii) ______ species are those which are going to be 40. A student examined a particular plant cell through
extinct in near term future. its various stages of growth. After making various
(iii) The lion tailed macaque is included in ______ measurements, he realised that the increase in cell size
species in red data book. was largely due to enlargement of the central vacuole
(iv) A place rich in ______ species is called hotspot. rather than an increase in the amount of cytoplasm. Why
A. (i) Fauna, (ii) Endangered might this be an advantageous strategy for the cell?
B. (iii) Endangered, (iv) Endemic A. Enlarging the cytoplasm would make the cell less
C. (i) Flora, (iii) Vulnerable turgid.
D. (ii) Rare, (iv) Endangered B. Enlarging the vacuole would make it unnecessary
for the cell wall to stretch.
38. Select the correct differences between National Park C. Enlarging the vacuole would minimise any
and Sanctuary. lowering of the surface area - volume ratio of the
National Park Sanctuary cytoplasm.
(i) It is meant for It is meant for protection D. All of these
protection of both of fauna only.
41. The given figure represents various endocrine glands
flora and fauna.
present in human body. Identify these glands and select
(ii) Grazing is allowed. Grazing is not allowed. the correct option.

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43. The given graph shows estimated amount of different
pollutants present in emission from a factory. Which of
the following is a likely outcome of this?

Concentration

Water at 200°C
CFC
CO2

NO2

S O2
Pollutant
A. Low secretions of gland (i) can result in dwarfism. A. Global warming and ozone layer depletion
B. Gland (iv) controls development of puberty B. Acid rain
characters in an individual. C. Thermal pollution
C. Glands (ii) and (iii) work in close coordination to D. All of these
maintain blood sugar level.
D. Gland (v) secretes hormones that help regulate the 44. Refer to the given Venn diagram. Which among the
rate of metabolism. following would most likely be X?
A. Acid rain
42. Plant X is a vascular and invasive plant species that B. Vehicular exhausts
grows densely over the surface of a lake at a very high C. Oil spills 
rate, due to pollution in water. It has been linked to D. Agricultural runoff water
oxygen depletion of the water, in spite of the fact that
it is photosynthetic. 45. Match the following agricultural tasks with their
respective implements and select the correct option.
Which of the following accounts for this contradiction?
Agricultural tasks Implements
A. While being photosynthetic, X consumes oxygen
(a) Tilling (i) Combine
at a faster rate than it releases the same, because (b) Sowing (ii) Trowel
of its high rate of growth. (c) Irrigation (iii) Seed drill
B. Because X is highly invasive, it incorporates a (d) Weeding (iv) Plough
large quantity of oxygen in its biomass. (e) Harvesting (v) Sprinkler
C. When X dies, the bacteria that decompose its dead A. (a)-(v), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(i), (e)-(iii)
body consume the oxygen dissolved in water and B. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(v), (d)-(ii), (e)-(i)
grow rapidly. C. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(v), (d)-(i), (e)-(ii)
D. None of these D. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iii), (c)-(v), (d)-(iv), (e)-(i)

Achievers section

Direction : Read the given paragraph carefully and answer 46. What is the moment due to the force Y?
the questions 46 and 47. A. 0 N m B. 10 N m
Refer to the given figure. C. 20 N m D. Data insufficient
Z X
47. What are the values of forces X and Z respectively?
A. 15 N, 5 N B. 10 N, 10 N
C. 20 N, 0 N D. Data insufficient.
1m
R Y 48. Petroleum contains a large number
of components having different P
0.5 m boiling points. They are separated
Q
by fractional distillation as shown
in the given figure : Crude oil R
20 N
The boiling point range of few heated to
A thin bar is hinged to the wall. It remains in equilibrium. fractions of petroleum is given 400°C S
Five forces acting on the bar are shown in the figure. in the table.

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Fraction Boiling point range (i) (ii) (iii)
A. Euglena Plasmodium Amoeba
Fuel oil 350 – 400°C
B. Plasmodium Paramoecium Euglena
Petrol 40 – 170°C
C. Paramoecium Plasmodium Euglena
Diesel 250 – 350°C
D. Euglena Paramoecium Amoeba
Kerosene 170 – 250°C
50. Read the given paragraph with few blanks in it.
Identify P, Q, R and S.
During the process of cloning Dolly, a cell was collected
P Q R S
from the ______ of a ______ ewe and an egg was
A. Fuel oil Diesel Kerosene Petrol
collected from ______ ewe and was enucleated. The
B. Kerosene Petrol Fuel oil Diesel
nucleus from the mammary gland cell was taken, and
C. Petrol Kerosene Diesel Fuel oil
inserted into this enucleated egg and the egg (______)
D. Diesel Fuel oil Petrol Kerosene
was implanted into the ______ ewe which gave birth
49. Refer to the given figures which show three different to Dolly after due time.
types of fission. Select the option which correctly matches Now select the option that will correctly fill the blanks
them with the organism in which they occur. in the above paragraph.
A. Ovarian follicle, Finn Dorsett, Scottish blackface,
(i) haploid, Finn Dorsett
B. Ovarian follicle, Scottish blackface, Finn Dorsett,
(ii) diploid, Finn Dorsett
C. Mammary gland, Finn Dorsett, Scottish blackface,
diploid, Scottish blackface.
(iii) D. Mammary gland, Finn Dorsett, Scottish blackface,
haploid, Finn Dorsett

SPACE FOR ROUGH WORK

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LEVEL - 2

Year 2016-17

2019
SCIENCE

1.
The displacement-time A. Move the screen away from the lens and object.
graph of two notes I and B. Use a brighter object at the same position.
II are shown. C. Use a lens of longer focal length at the same
Which note is louder position.
and which note has a D. None of these.
higher pitch?
6. A 12 m long uniform bridge weighing 100000 N is
Louder Higher pitch being supported at the two ends. A lorry weighing
A. I I 30000 N is parked at the 4 m mark as shown in the
B. I II figure. What are the forces acting on the bridge by
C. II I support A and support B respectively?
D. II II

2.
Match column-I with column-II and select the correct
option from the codes given below.
Column-I Column-II
(a) Polaris (i) Laghu saptarishi Support A Support B
(b) Big dipper (ii) Dhruv tara A. 70000 N 60000 N
(c) Orion (iii) Vrihat saptarishi B. 60000 N 70000 N
(d) Ursa minor (iv) Mriga C. 65000 N 65000 N
A. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(i) D. 90000 N 40000 N
B. (a)-(ii), (b)-(i), (c)-(iv), (d)-(iii)
C. (a)-(iv), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(i) 7. Which of the following options is true when a
D. (a)-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv) multi-plug adapter is used to connect many appliances
to the same socket?
3. A charged rod is held close to one side of a metal A. The current drawn from the mains gets higher and
ball and the other side is earthed. Which diagram overheating may occur.
correctly shows the charge distribution? B. The voltage across the live and neutral wires
increases and overheating may occur.
A. B. C. The flow of the current will be slowed down and
the power to each appliance will reduced.
D. The appliances will be damaged due to the higher
current that flows through each appliance.
C. D.
The diagram shows a ray PQR
8.
travelling through a glass slab.
4. Read the given statements and select the correct Which of the following options
option. gives the correct name for all
Statement 1 : Mountaineers often encounter the problem three parts of the ray?
of nose bleeding when they reach high altitudes. P Q R
Statement 2 : The blood pressure of their body becomes A. Incident ray Emergent ray Refracted ray
much less than the atmospheric pressure, making the B. Incident ray Refracted ray Emergent ray
blood vessels burst. C. Emergent ray Incident ray Refracted ray
A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2 D. Emergent ray Refracted ray Incident ray
is the correct explanation of statement 1.
B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2 9. Which of the following statements are incorrect?
is not the correct explanation of statement 1. (i) It is easier to roll than to slide some heavy object
C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false. over another fixed object.
D. Both statements 1 and 2 are false. (ii) If there is less friction between the car tyres and
road, then the car can move forward very smoothly
5. A lens forms a blurred image of an object on a screen. without skidding.
(iii) Friction helps a person to climb a tree or a pole.
(iv) Friction helps us to light a matchstick.
(v) Ball bearings are designed to increase friction
between moving parts of machines.
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B. (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) only 15. In an experiment to measure the speed of sound in
C. (iii), (iv) and (v) only air, Binny stands 40 m from a wall and claps loudly.
D. (ii) and (v) only At the instant she hears the echo, she claps again. She
does this activity 25 times in 5 s. Which calculation
10. Read the given statements and select the correct gives the speed of sound (in ms–1) in air?
option. 25 × 2 × 40 5
Statement 1 : When a sitar string is plucked lightly A. B.
5 25 × 40
then it produces a feeble sound. 25 × 2 × 5 25 × 40
Statement 2 : Loudness of sound depends on the C. 40 D. 5
amplitude of vibrations of vibrating object.
A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2 16. Which graph shows the relationship between the
is the correct explanation of statement 1. pressure and volume of a fixed mass of a gas in a
B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2 container at constant temperature?
is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false.
D. Both statements 1 and 2 are false. A. B.

11. Man X is standing in front of a plane mirror while


man Y is running towards him from behind. If the
man Y is running at a speed of 1 m s–1, how many
metres nearer does the man Y seem to be away from C. D.
man X after 5 seconds?

A. 7 m
B. 5m 17. Read the given statements and select the correct
option.
C. 6 m
Statement 1 : Sound travels faster on a rainy day
D. 10 m
than on a dry day.
12. Which of the following statements are incorrect? Statement 2 : The velocity of sound depends upon
(i) In an LED, the longer lead is anode, which is the medium.
always connected to the negative terminal of the A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2
is the correct explanation of statement 1.
battery.
B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2
(ii) If electrodes are immersed in water, and current is
is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
passed, oxygen bubbles are formed on the electrode
C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false.
connected to negative terminal of the battery.
D. Statement 1 is false but statement 2 is true.
(iii) Most liquids that conduct electricity are solutions
of acids, bases and salts. 18. Ria, a class 8 student wanted to compare the water
(iv) Tin cans, used for storing food are made by absorption capacity of different fabrics. She held the
electroplating tin on iron, because tin is less reactive cloth tightly on a bangle and added water dropwise
than iron. in the centre of the ring as shown in the figure.
A. (i) and (ii) only B. (iii) and (iv) only
C. (ii) and (iv) only D. (ii) and (iii) only
Dropper
13. An earthquake of magnitude 8 on Richter scale is how Soaked water
many times more destructive than an earthquake of Bangle
Cloth
magnitude 6 ?
A. 100 B. 1000
C. 1500 D. 2000 Then, she counted the number Fibre No. of
of drops till the soaked water drops
14. The diagram shows two plane touched the ring and recorded her P 7
mirrors inclined at an angle of 50º observations in the given table.
Q 5
to each other. A ray is incident on Fibres P, Q, R and S could be
mirror 1, then the deviation x respectively R 3
(shown in the figure) of ray A. Cotton, silk, nylon and wool S 12
after two reflections is
B. Silk, nylon, cotton and wool
A. 50° B. 100° C. Wool, nylon, silk and cotton

C. 120° D. 150° D. Wool, cotton, nylon and silk.

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19. The given table shows some properties of four II. Respiration is a special combustion reaction at
substances P, Q, R and S. body temperature.
S. No. Substance Melting and Reaction with III. Formation of rust is an example of slow
boiling points water combustion.
1 P Low Reacts vigorously IV. Combustion is an exothermic reaction.
A. I and II only B. II and IV only
2 Q High Reacts only with
C. I, II and IV only D. II, III and IV only
steam
3 R High Does not react with 23. Observe the given figure carefully and choose the
water incorrect statement.
4 S High Forms protective
oxide
Study the table carefully and identify P, Q, R and S.
P Q R S
A. Sodium Iron Gold Copper
B. Calcium Aluminium Phosphorus Gold
A. Naphthalene balls are obtained from X.
C. Potassium Zinc Graphite Aluminium
B. Y is used as a source of heat.
D. Sodium Magnesium Copper Iron
C. Z is used for making fertilizers.
20. Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option. D. No residue is left behind in test tube A after all
‘W’ is a very reactive metal, reacts vigorously with the gases have stopped being evolved.
oxygen and water therefore, stored in (1) . ‘X’ is 24. Rohan burned a substance X and collected the evolved
a non-metal, soft and dull and, forms (2) oxides vapours in a test tube making sure that they do not
with oxygen. ‘Y’ is very reactive (3) , catches escape. Then he added small amount of water to the
fire if exposed to air, therefore, stored in water. test tube. The solution so formed turned blue litmus
‘Z’ does not react with dilute hydrochloric acid even red.
on heating but it reacts with sulphuric acid. When it
Rahul burned a substance Y, collected the white ash
is exposed to moist air for long, it acquires a dull
formed and dissolved it in water. The solution so
(4) coating.
formed turned red litmus blue. Substances X and Y
A. 1-Water, 2-Basic, 3-Metal, 4-Reddish
could be respectively
brown
B. 1-Kerosene, 2-Acidic, 3-Metal, 4-Red A. P and Mg B. Ca and P
C. 1-Kerosene, 2-Acidic, 3-Non-metal, 4-Green C. Mg and S D. S and Mg
D. 1-Water, 2-Basic, 3-Non-metal, 4-Green
25. Match the column I with column II and mark the
21. Read the given paragraph carefully and fill in the correct option from the given codes.
blanks by choosing the appropriate option. Column I Column II
(i) is a thick dark, strong smelling liquid found (a) Polyester (i) Prepared by using wood pulp
deep in the earth. Unrefined (i) is called (ii) and (b) Teflon (ii) Used for making parachute
(iii) gets collected over (i) inside the earth. During and stockings
fractional distillation of (i), the fraction with (iv) (c) Rayon (iii) Used for making non-stick
boiling point condenses in the uppermost region and cookwares
uncondensed (v) comes out of the fractionating (d) Nylon (iv) Fabrics do not wrinkle easily
tower. A. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)
B. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
C. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)
A. Petrol Petroleum Methane Highest Natural
D. (a)-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)
gas gas
B.
Kerosene Petrol Hydrogen Lowest Methane 26. Four metals K, L, M and N are added to the following
gas gas solutions one by one. The observations made are as
C.
Petroleum Crude oil Natural Lowest Petroleum follows :
gas gas Metal FeSO4 CuSO4 ZnSO4 AgNO3
D. Petrol Petroleum Hydrogen Highest Natural K No reaction Displacement No reaction No reaction
gas gas L Displacement No reaction No reaction No reaction
M No reaction No reaction No reaction Displacement
22. Which of the following statements are correct?
N No reaction No reaction No reaction No reaction
I. Substance which undergoes spontaneous combustion
have ignition temperature higher than the room Which of the given solutions can be easily stored in
temperature. a container made up of any of these metals?

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A. FeSO4 B. CuSO4 A. W causes typhoid in humans and leaf curl disease
C. ZnSO4 D. AgNO3 in plants.
B. X causes malaria in humans and yellow vein mosaic
27. Which of the following statements about plastics are
disease in plants.
true?
C. Y causes athlete's foot in humans and late blight
(i) All plastics are thermosetting and have linear in potatoes.
arrangement of monomers.
D. Z causes leprosy in humans and citrus canker in
(ii) Plastics with crosslinked monomers are also
plants.
known.
(iii) Most of the thermoplastics can be recycled. 31. Refer to the given relationships and select the option
(iv) Plastics do not react with water and air. that correctly completes each one of them.
A. (i) and (ii) B. (i), (iii) and (iv)
C. (i) and (iv) D. (ii), (iii) and (iv) I. Kanha National Park : Madhya Pradesh : P
II. Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary : Q : Elephants
28. Sahil performed an experiment in the lab to test III. R : Assam : One horned rhinoceros
whether a substance produces flame on burning or P    Q    R
not. He recorded his observations in the given table. A. White tigers Tamil Nadu Sultanpur
S.No. Material Forms flame National Park
1. Candle B. Royal Bengal Andhra Pradesh Kaziranga
tigers National Park
2. Magnesium
C. White tigers Odisha Rann of kutch
3. Camphor Sanctuary
4. Kerosene D. Royal Bengal Gujarat Dachigam
5. Charcoal tigers National Park
The correct observations are 32. Refer to the given figure and
A. 1, 2 and 5 B. 1, 4 and 5
select the incorrect statement
C. 1, 3 and 5 D. 1, 3 and 4
regarding P, Q, R and S. P
29. Refer to the given Venn diagram and select the correct A. P is rich in RNA and Q
option regarding characteristics P and Q. proteins. R
B. Q is rich in DNA and
can occur in condensed S
National Biosphere
P Q Sanctuary form also.
Park Reserve C. R is opaque, semifluid substance that lacks
proteins.
A. P - Protection of both flora and fauna D. S is selectively permeable and separates R from
Q - Limited human activities allowed cytoplasm.
B. P - Protection of fauna only
33. In a village, farmers started using DDT as pesticide
Q - No human activities allowed
in their crop fields, located nearby river.
C. P - Private ownership is permitted
Q - Protection of both flora and fauna Given table shows the concentration of DDT as found
D. P - Areas well demarcated into core, buffer and in tissues of various organisms present in that river.
transition zones Organism DDT concentration (ppm)
Q - Areas around places of worship held in high I 6
esteem by tribal communities
II 40
30. Refer to the given flow chart and select the correct III 25
statement regarding it. IV 60
V 12
Which of the following option shows the correct
order in which these organisms are linked in a food
chain?
A. I → III → V → II → IV
B. I → V → III → II → IV
C. IV → II → III → V → I
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34. Refer to the given figures and select the incorrect C. At point Y insulin is secreted by pancreas.
statement regarding them. D. Glucose concentration in blood keeps fluctuating
throughout the day.
X
Q 38. Refer to the given table and select the option that
correctly identifies W, X, Y and Z.
Y R
W S.No. Microorganism Role in nitrogen cycle
Z P
(i) Azotobacter W
A. Z is an organ that receives the sperm which fertilises
(ii) X Conversion of nitrate to
ovum in X.
free nitrogen
B. Secretions of both Q and Y help in development
(iii) Y Conversion of ammonia
of male and female gametes, respectively.
C. Both P and W secrete hormones that control to nitrites
development of secondary sexual characters in (iv) Nitrobacter Z
males and females, respectively. W X Y Z
D. R is an erectile organ that releases its contents A. Ammoni- Pseudomonas Nitrosomonas Conversion
into Z which also serves as birth canal during fication of nitrites to
nitrates
parturition.
B. Nitrogen Thiobacillus Nitrosomonas Conversion
35. Refer to the given graph. fixation of nitrites to
nitrates
Which of the following could
C. Denitri Nitrosococcus Rhizobium Conversion
be X? fication of nitrates to
A. Temperature nitrites
B. Greenhouse effect D. Ammoni- Nitrosococcus Rhizobium Conversion
C. Sea level fication of nitrates to
D. All of these nitrites

36. The given flow chart shows the sequence of various 39. Match the columns and select correct option from the
steps involved in crop production. Identify the missing given codes.
steps and select the incorrect statements regarding Column I Column II Column III
them. (Gland) (Hormone) (Function)
Preparation of soil → Sowing of seeds → Applying (a) Pituitary (i) Thyroxine (p) Stimulates growth
manure and fertilisers → P → Q → Protection of the body
(b) Thyroid (ii) Insulin (q) Development of
from pest → R → S → T → Storage of grains breast
I. Process P helps in the intake of minerals by the (c) Ovary (iii) Growth (r) Regulates sugar
plant. hormone metabolism
II. Process Q can also be done before sowing of seeds. (d) Pancreas (iv) Testosterone (s) Development of
III. Process Q is usually done manually using khurpi, secondary sexual
etc. when performed after P. characters in males
IV. After R, the left over in the field can be used as (e) Testis (v) Oestrogen (t) Regulates growth
manure by farmers. and maintain basal
V. T can be done using a thresher or a combine. metabolic rate
A. I and II only B. II and III only A. a-(iii)-(p); b-(i)-(t); c-(v)-(q); d-(ii)-(r); e-(iv)-(s)
C. IV and V only D. V only B. a-(iv)-(p); b-(i)-(t); c-(v)-(r); d-(ii)-(q); e-(iii)-(s)
C. a-(i)-(t); b-(iii)-(p); c-(iv)-(r); d-(ii)-(q); e-(v)-(s)
37. Refer to the given graph and select the correct option D. a-(i)-(p); b-(iii)-(t); c-(v)-(q); d-(iv)-(s); e-(ii)-(r)
regarding it.
40. Read the given statements.
(i) A woman who is unable to produce ovum or has
problems in the Fallopian tube making fertilisation
difficult can opt for IVF.
(ii) Asexual reproduction is a rapid and easier method
of multiplication.
(iii) Unicelled organisms reproducing by binary fission
A. Liver is the main organ responsible for maintaining are referred to as ‘immortals’ because actual death
blood glucose concentration. of the parent does not occur.
B. At point X adrenaline is secreted by pancreas. (iv) Metamorphosis is the transformation of an adult
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Which of the given statements are correct? 43. Identify P, Q, R and S in the given flow chart and
A. (ii) and (iv) only B. (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) select the correct option.
C. (i), (ii) and (iii) only D. (ii), (iii) and (iv) only P Q R

41. Refer to the given graph showing thickness of the uterine


layer of an adult woman during a period of time.
S
S
layer (arbitrary units)

Thickness of uterine

10 A. P-Pituitary gland, Q-Thyroid


8
6 B. R-Hypothalamus, S-Insulin
4 C. P-Hypothalamus, R-Adrenaline
2
D. Q-TSH, S-Thyroxine
0 4 8 12 16 20 24 28
Time (days) 44. The manufacture of bread, beer and wine involves
Which of the following occurs if the curve continues alcoholic fermentation of glucose to ethanol by yeast.
along the dotted line? Which of the following statements concerning this
A. Corpus luteum has degenerated resulting in process is incorrect?
formation of blood clot. A. Yeast carries out fermentation because yeast cells
B. An embryo has been embedded in the uterine lack mitochondria.
layer. B. For every molecule of ethanol produced, one
C. The amount of menstrual flow has increased. molecule of CO2 evolves.
D. Two ova are simultaneously released from the C. During fermentation by yeast, pyruvic acid is first
ovary. converted to acetaldehyde which finally converts
to ethanol.
42. Read the given statements and select the correct
D. Pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase
option.
play key role in this process.
Statement 1 : An increase in the concentration of
greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would cause 45. Mrs. Mehra, who is 32 years old, underwent a surgery
more heat to be retained by the atmosphere leading to get her oviducts removed after having girl. Now,
to global warming. she wants to have another baby. Do you think she
Statement 2 : Greenhouse gases, e.g., CO2 , CH4 etc., can have another baby?
reflect back the infrared radiations reflected by the A. Yes, she can have another baby as her ovaries are
earth’s surface. still functional to produce eggs.
A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2 B. No, she cannot have another baby because
is the correct explanation of statement 1. fertilisation of egg takes place in the oviduct.
B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2 C. Yes, she can have another baby because the surgery
is not the correct explanation of statement 1. can be reversed.
C. Statement 1 is true and statement 2 is false. D. No, she cannot have another baby as the hormones
D. Statement 2 is true and statement 1 is false. associated with the oviduct will not be present.

ACHIEVERS SECTION

46. Ms. Abha, a science teacher demonstrated three Experiment II Formation Luminous zone of
experiments in lab as follows : of circular flame contains unburnt
blackish carbon particles which
ring get deposited on glass
slide.
E x p e r i m e n t Copper wire Non-luminous zone
III becomes red is the hottest part of
Experiment Observation Inference hot flame due to complete
Experiment I B u r n i n g Carbon monoxide combustion.
matchstick is produced due to in- Which of the following observations and inferences
extinguished complete combustion drawn is/are correct?
burns to produce car- A. I and II only
bon dioxide which B. II and III only
extinguishes the burn- C. III only
ing matchstick. D. I only

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Direction (Q. No 47 and 48 ) : Refer to the given passage A. Endoplasmic reticulum in I must be replaced by
and answer the following questions. Golgi apparatus whereas membranous in III must
Two concrete rectangular be replaced by non-membranous.
blocks 1 and 2 have B. Vacuoles in II must be replaced by Centrosomes
dimensions as shown in whereas membranous in III should not be replaced
figures. Standing on one as it is correctly mentioned.
of its faces as shown, the C. Red blood cells in IV must be replaced by
pressure exerted by block 1 sperms.
is P. Both the blocks are D. Endoplasmic reticulum in I must be replaced
made of same material. by Peroxisome whereas Vacuoles in II must be
47. Find the value of P, if weight of the block 1 is replaced by Lysosomes.
5 N, and the value of x, y and z are 2 cm, 6 cm and
50. Refer to the given Venn diagram and select the option
8 cm respectively.
–2 that correctly identifies P, Q and R.
A. 3125 N m B. 4167 N m–2
–2
C. 1389 N m D. 1042 N m–2
Known only Mentioned Likely to
48. What is the pressure exerted by block 2 when it stands become
to survive P in IUCN R
on the face as shown in figure ? threatened in
in captivity Red list
 xP  z P near future
A.  2 z  B.  x Q
 x P  2y Face
C.  y  D.   P extremely high
z
risk of extinction
49. Refer to the given statements and select the option in wild
that corrects underlined word wherever necessary.
I. Endoplasmic reticulum is responsible for packaging P Q R
and transporting products of glandular cells. A. Royal penguin King cobra Golden-headed
II. Vacuoles contain chemical substances that digest langur
intra and extracellular materials. B. Skunk frog Giant panda Assam rabbit
III. Ribosomes are membranous structures found C. Hawaiian crow Bactrian camel Blackbuck
scattered in the cytoplasm of all cells. D. Chinese Asiatic wild Desert tree frog
IV. Mitochondria are absent in mature mammalian red pangolin ass
blood cells.

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SCIENCE

1.
Which of the following statements are true? 6. A pith ball makes contact
I. When a batsman hits a cricket ball with his bat, the with, and is then repelled
force applied by the batsman is muscular force. by a highly charged sphere
II. In an electric bell, the hammer strikes the gong due as shown in the diagram.
to electrostatic force. Which of the following
III. During dry weather, hair tend to attract the comb will happen when an
while combing, this is due to magnetic force of earthed metal plate is
attraction. brought close to, but not
IV. Walking on ice is difficult because of lack of touching, the pith ball?
frictional force.
A. The ball will be repelled to the far side of the dome.
A. I and II only B. I and IV only
C. II, III and IV only D. I, II and IV only B. The ball will be repelled so that it makes contact with
dome.
2. Match column I with column II and select the correct
C. The ball will be attracted to the plate, make contact,
option from the codes given below.
and be neutralised.
Column I Column II
P. String vibration I. Tabla D. The ball will be attracted to the plate, make contact,
Q. Membrane vibration II. Bicycle bell and then be repelled.
R. Vibration of air III. Guitar 7. The pressure on the tyres of a sedan car is P. The
S. Vibration of plate IV. Flute contact surface of each tyre with the floor is A. Find
P Q R S the new contact surface of each tyre when air is
A. III I IV II released from the tyre and the pressure of the car is
B. IV III II I reduced to 0.75 P.
C. III IV II I A. 1.25 A B. 1.33 A C. 1.67 A D. 4.00 A
D. II I IV III 8. A plane mirror is inclined at
40° to floor as shown in figure.
3. In a large commercial complex there are four ways An incident ray parallel to Plane mirror
to reach the main road. One of the paths has loose the floor strikes the mirror
soil, the second is laid with a polished granite, the and a reflected ray is formed. 40°

third is laid with bricks and the fourth has cemented If the angle of inclination is increased to 50° without
gravel surface. It is raining heavily and Suman wants changing the direction of the ray, then what is the change
to reach the main road. The path on which she is least in angle between the incident ray and the reflected ray?
likely to slip is A. 5° B. 10° C. 20° D. 40°
A. Loose soil B. Bricks 9. A thin convex lens
C. Polished granite D. Cemented gravel. is placed on a plane
m i r r o r. A p e n i s
4.
The diagram shows two adjusted vertically until
mercury barometers, its image is seen to be
one filled with a partial at the same position
vacuum and the other when viewed from the
filled with air. What top as shown.
happens to the height Given that f is the focal length of the lens, what is
of mercury, h when the distance between the pen and the optical centre
these two barometers of the lens?
A. 0.5 f B. f C. 2 f D. 4 f
are taken to a mountain
top? 10. Suppose a new planet is discovered which revolves
Air Partial vacuum around the Sun (i.e., it is a part of our solar system).
What is its time period if its orbit lies between Saturn
A. Decreases Decreases
and Uranus?
B. Decreases Increases
A. Less than that of Uranus
C. Increases Increases B. More than that of Uranus
D. Remains same Decreases C. Equal to that of Uranus or Saturn
5. A car travelling normally towards a cliff at a speed D. Less than that of Saturn
of 50 m s –1 , sounds its horn when it is 0.7 km 11. A person throws a ball vertically upwards standing on
away. Taking the speed of sound to be 300 m s–1 in the surface of earth. Same person throws same ball
air, find the time taken for the driver to hear its echo. with same force vertically upwards standing on the
A. 0.04 s B. 4.0 s C. 4.7 s D. 28.0 s surface of moon. Then,

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A. The ball thrown from the moon will keep going up 17. What principle is used in a newton spring balance?
and never come back A. The mass of an object depends on its density.
B. The ball thrown from earth will attain more height B. The mass of an object depends on the gravity pulling
than the ball thrown from the moon it.
C. In both the cases, balls will attain same heights C. The weight of an object is directly proportional to
D. The ball thrown from the moon will attain more its mass.
height than the ball thrown from the earth.
D. The extension of the spring is directly proportional
12. Read the given statements and select the correct option. to the weight pulling it, and weight depends upon
Statement 1: LEDs are increasingly being used for mass.
lighting.
Statement 2: LED light sources consume less electricity 18. Match column I with column II and select the correct
and have longer lifetime than light bulbs and fluorescent option from the codes given below.
tubes. Column I Column II
A. Both statement 1 and statement 2 are true and P. Bulb I. Insulator
statement 2 is the correct explanation of statement 1. Q. Electroplating II. Conductor
B. Both statement 1 and statement 2 are true but R. Pure water III. Heating effect of current
statement 2 is not the correct explanation of S. Salt solution IV. Chemical effect of current
statement 1. P Q R S
C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false. A. III II IV I
D. Statement 1 is false but statement 2 is true.
B. III IV I II
13. Ram has a sitar. The string is plucked in the middle C. I III IV II
first and a sound is produced. Again, the middle of D. IV III II I
the string is pressed and plucked at one-fourth of
the length with the same force and an another sound 19. A force of 12 N acts on a block P and block Q of masses
is produced. Which of the following statements is 2 kg and 4 kg respectively as shown. Given that the
correct? floor is smooth, find the force on the string between
A. Sound produced in first case is louder. blocks P and Q.
B. Sound produced in first case has higher pitch.
C. Sound produced in second case is louder.
D. Sound produced in second case has higher pitch.
14. A group of acrobats stack themselves as 6 7 8
shown. Given that all the acrobats have A. 2 N B. 4 N C. 8 N D. 12 N
same weight, which acrobat(s) must be 20. Which of the following statements are correct?
the strongest? I. The flame of a kerosene lamp gives off light because
4 5
A. 1 and 2 carbon particles produced due to incomplete
combustion of kerosene burn with a glow.
B. 3 3
II. A yellow flame indicates complete combustion.
C. 4 and 5
1 2 III. A yellow flame deposits black soot on cooking
D. 6, 7 and 8 utensils.
15. A wooden table of mass 100 kg is lying on a floor. IV. All combustible substances produce flame.
A man pushes the table with a force of 100 N and V. Petrol is a better fuel than kerosene.
another man tends to stop the table with a force of A. I and II only B. I, III and V only
200 N as shown in the figure. If the friction between
C. III and V only D. III, IV and V only
the floor and table is 80 N, then
21. A few materials are listed in the box.
100 N 100 kg 200 N
(i) Nylon (ii) Acrylic (iii) Terylene
(iv) Cotton (v) Wool (vi) Melamine
A. The table will move towards right with 100 N force (vii) PET
B. The table will move towards left with 20 N force
C. The table will remain at rest Which of the following represents a correct statement
about these materials?
D. The table will move towards right with 20 N force.
A. (ii), (iv) and (v) are natural polymers.
16. The rear view mirror of a car is a plane mirror. A
B. (ii) is a good substitute for wool and (iii) is a good
driver is reversing his car at a speed of 2 m s–1. The
substitute for silk.
driver sees in his rear view mirror the image of a truck
parked behind his car. The speed at which the image C. (vii) is a thermosetting plastic while (vi) is a
of the truck appears to approach the driver will be thermoplastic.
A. 1 m s–1 B. 2 m s–1 C. 4 m s–1 D. 8 m s–1 D. (iii) and (vii) are polyesters while (i) is a polyamide.

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22. Ms. Rashmita, a science teacher has set up an experiment Which of the following observations is correct?
as shown in the figure. A. Smoke is produced in candle III due to less supply
of air.
Al2(SO4)3 CuSO4 FeSO4 B. Candles I and III burn freely.
C. Tin plate conducts more heat towards the wick and
hence, candle II becomes brighter.
Zn Fe Al Mg Pb Cu
I II III
D. The flame flickers and produces smoke in candle I.
Which of the following represent the correct observations? 26. The given table represents the properties and uses of
(i) Both the metal strips dissolve in beaker II. a few plastics.
(ii) Colour change is observed in beaker I. S. Plastic Property Uses
(iii) No reaction takes place in beaker III. No.
(iv) Fe strip will dissolve faster in beaker I. I. PVC Thermosetting For making electrical
(v) Reaction occurs in beaker III but no colour change plugs
is observed.
II. Polystyrene Very light For safe packaging of
A. (iii) and (iv) only B. (i) and (iii) only delicate items
C. (ii) and (v) only D. None of these III. Bakelite Thermoplastic For making adhesive
23. Calorific values of a few fuels are given in the table. tapes
Fuel P Q R S T IV. Melamine Highly polished For making table tops
Calorific value (kJ/g) 6-8 50 150 17-22 45 V. Polythene Strong but For making pipes to
flexible transport oil or water
Fuels P, Q, R, S and T can be best represented by
A. Wood, kerosene, hydrogen, cowdung cakes and petrol The plastics represented incorrectly are
B. Cowdung cakes, methane, hydrogen, wood and petrol A. I and IV only B. I and III only
C. Hydrogen, petrol, kerosene, cowdung cakes and wood C. II and III only D. I, III and V only.
D. None of these. 27. The given figure represents contents of a matchstick.
24. Nitika, a class 8 student performed a few experiments
to study the reactivity of metals. She summarised her Wooden stick
Head containing
X and Y
observations in the given table. Rubbing surface
containing W and Z
Reaction with Identify W, X, Y and Z.
Metal Dilute Sodium Cold water W X Y Z
hydrochloric acid hydroxide
W Vigorous No reaction Hydrogen gas A. Red Potassium Glass Antimony
evolved, metal phosphorus perchlorate powder trisulphide
starts floating B. Glass Antimony Potassium Red
on water powder trisulphide chlorate phosphorus
X Quite rapid No reaction No reaction C. Potassium Antimony Glass Red
Y Slow in the Vigorous No reaction
chlorate trisulphide powder phosphorus
beginning and then
becomes fast D. Antimony Red Potassium Glass
Z No reaction No reaction No reaction trisulphide phosphorus chlorate powder
Identify W, X, Y and Z. 28. Soham studied burning characteristics of a few fibres
  W  X  Y  Z and summarised his observations in the given table.
A. Sodium Iron Copper Lead Fibre Result of burning Type of fibre
B. Aluminium Iron Gold Potassium
I Melts and forms dark hard beads Synthetic
C. Calcium Magnesium Aluminium Copper
D. Magnesium Calcium Zinc Silver II Burns completely, forms ash Natural

25. Rohit took a burning candle and covered it with a III Burns with smoke, forms beads Synthetic
glass chimney as shown in figure I. He took another IV Burns quickly with a smell of Synthetic
burning candle and slid a thin tin plate with a hole in burning paper
the middle just below the flame and above the melted V Burns slowly and leaves behind Natural
wax as shown in figure II. Then, he took the third dark hollow beads which get
candle and covered it with a glass chimney which crushed easily to powder
was kept on the wooden blocks as shown in figure III.
Fibres I, II, III, IV and V could be respectively
Chimney Chimney A. Polyester, silk, nylon, acrylic and wool
Tin
plate
B. Acrylic, wool, cotton, nylon and silk
C. Nylon, silk, polyester, wool and cotton
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29. Read the given passage and fill in the blanks by Which of the following can be placed at X ?
selecting an appropriate option. (i) Manufacture of different antibiotics
Non-metals find wide applications in industries. For (ii) Preparing yogurt
example i is used in electrodes, ii is used in welding (iii) Fermentation of sugar to get alcohol
metals, iii is used to make antiseptic creams while (iv) Manufacture of vitamin B complex tablets
iv is used as a preservative due to its inert nature. (v) Decomposition of organic waste and ensuring
  (i)   (ii)   (iii)   (iv) nutrient recycling in ecosystem
A. Carbon hydrogen chlorine Phosphorus (vi) Causing diseases in plants and animals
B. Hydrogen oxygen chlorine nitrogen A. (ii), (iii) and (vi) B. (i), (ii), (v) and (vi)
C. Graphite hydrogen sulphur nitrogen C. (i), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi)
D. Phosphorus sulphur oxygen carbon D. (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)
30. Match column I with column II and select the correct 34. Match column I with column II and select the correct
option from the given codes. option from the codes given below.
Column I Column II Column I Column II
(Gaseous fuel) (Composition)
(a) Ribosomes (i) Jelly-like substance
P. Water gas (i) Methane + Hydrogen +
(b) Lysosomes (ii) Powerhouse of the cell
Carbon monoxide
(c) Endoplasmic (iii) Site of protein
Q. Coal gas (ii) Nitrogen
reticulum synthesis
+ Carbon monoxide
(d) Cytoplasm (iv) Transporting tubules
R. Producer gas (iii) Butane + isobutane
(e) Mitochondria (v) Suicidal bags
S. LPG (iv) Hydrogen + Carbon
A. (a) - (iii), (b) - (v), (c) - (iv), (d) - (i), (e) - (ii)
monoxide
B. (a) - (iv), (b) - (v), (c) - (iii), (d) - (i), (e) - (ii)
T. Natural gas (v) Methane
C. (a) - (iii), (b) - (v), (c) - (i), (d) - (iv), (e) - (ii)
A. P – (iii), Q – (iv), R – (i), S – (v), T – (ii)
D. (a) - (iv), (b) - (v), (c) - (ii), (d) - (i), (e) - (iii)
B. P – (iv), Q – (v), R – (ii), S – (iii), T – (i)
C. P – (iv), Q – (i), R – (ii), S – (iii), T – (v) 35. Select the incorrect difference(s) between National
D. P – (iii), Q – (ii), R – (v), S – (iv), T – (i) park and Sanctuary.
31. Select the option that correctly identifies the given National park Sanctuary
species as extinct (P), critically endangered (Q) and (i) It is meant for protection It is meant for protection
vulnerable (R) according to IUCN Red List. of both flora and fauna. of only fauna.
P Q R (ii) Grazing is allowed. Grazing is not allowed.
A. Asiatic Indian Lion tailed (iii) Private ownership is not Private ownership is
wild ass gazelle macaque permitted. permitted.
B. Dodo One horned Chinkara
A. (i) and (iii) only B. (i) and (ii) only
rhinoceros deer
C. (ii) and (iii) only D. (ii) only
C. Passenger Ivory-billed Bare-faced
pigeon woodpecker curassow 36. A large forest area was destroyed by forest fire and
remained without any vegetation for a long time. It
D. Silvery Blackbuck Red panda
finally got converted to a desert. Key:
pigeon
Which of the following graphs Groundwater
32. Names of a few protected areas are given below. correctly depicts the changes in level
Mean annual
Kanha National Park, Dachigam National Park, various parameters of that area over temperature
Keoladeo National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, a period of time from the point of Top soil
Ranthambore National Park, Dudhwa National Park, deforestation to desertification ?
Periyar National Park, Pin Valley National Park,
Gangotri National Park
Parameters

Parameters

A. B.
How many of these are tiger reserves?
A. 6 B. 8 C. 4 D. 5
Time Time
33. Refer to the given Venn diagram.
Parameters
Parameters

Bacteria C. D.
Fungi

Activity X Time Time

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37. Read the given paragraph. 40. The given graph shows X

Organelle X is abundantly present in glandular cells changes in the levels

hormones
Levels of
Y
and is actively involved in glycosylation of proteins of gonadal hormones
synthesised in organelle Y. Both organelles are involved X and Y in two normal
in the formation of organelle Z that brings about cell persons, respectively 12 years Age 45 years
autolysis. over their lifetime.
Identify organelles X, Y and Z and select the correct Select the correct option regarding this.
option regarding them. A. X causes development of breasts whereas Y causes
A. Organelles X and Z are bound by double membranes broadening of pelvic region during puberty in
whereas organelle Y is bound by single membrane. adolescents.
B. Organelle Z takes part in disposal of cell debris B. Gland that secretes X also secretes large number of
and also provides nourishment during starvation by motile gametes every month whereas gland secreting
hydrolysing organic food stored in cells. Y usually secretes one non-motile gamete every
C. Organelles X and Y are abundantly found in month.
mammalian red blood cells whereas organelle Z is C. If persons producing hormones X and Y respectively
found only in plant cells. would have married each other and produced babies
D. Organelle Y provides large surface area for then only person producing Y would have been
attachment of single membrane bound organelle responsible for determining the sex of babies.
which is often referred to as protein factory. D. Person secreting hormone X produces gametes only
38. Refer to the given figure and select the correct option during the period between menarche and menopause
regarding it. however person secreting hormone Y can produce
gametes right from puberty till the end of life.

Fetus 41. Refer to the given flow chart.


Fallopian tube Identify hormones Hormone X
X and Y and select Blood calcium Blood calcium
the correct option level increases level decreases

regarding them. Hormone Y


Uterus A. Glands secreting hormone Y are located on the
posterior surface of glands secreting hormone X.
B. Myxoedema is caused by hyposecretion of a hormone
secreted by gland that also secretes hormone Y.
C. Both hormones X and Y are secreted by same
A. The given pregnancy is dangerous for the mother as endocrine gland but are antagonistic to each other
the Fallopian tube might rupture as the fetus enlarges. in functioning.
B. The walls of Fallopian tubes are not suited to D. Hyposecretion of hormone Y leads to osteoporosis
thickening and vascularisation unlike the uterine as more calcium is drawn from bones to raise blood
wall hence, the developing fetus may not receive calcium level.
sufficient nutrients and oxygen.
42. The given diagram Residential Residential
C. The given case is a normal pregnancy where zygote area area
represents a village.
first implants in Fallopian tube and later in the third
trimester it detaches and migrates to uterus for The waste material Industrial P
area
implantation in uterine wall and further development. from residential
area and factories
D. Both A and B
is dumped into the
39. Refer to the given Venn diagram. river stream that
passes through the Cropland
R Fusion of male Q
village.
and female Which line in the graph
It is oviparous.
P gametes occurs Q It is viviparous.
correctly shows the I
inside the body
Number of fish

of organism. change in the population


of aquatic fish when they
Select the correct option regarding organisms P, Q and swim downstream from II
R. points P to Q ? III
A. P could be toucan whereas Q could be black mamba. A. I IV
P Locations Q
B. P could be Anguilla whereas R could be Necturus. B. II in the stream
C. R could be salmon whereas Q could be Pteropus. C. III
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43. Naina placed two different cultures of unicellular III. (a) It possesses chlorophyll. – R
organisms, Q and R, into two identical beakers. She
(b) It lacks chlorophyll. – Go to IV
allowed both organisms to grow in the beakers and
recorded the amount of area they had grown every IV. (a) It is used in production of an antibiotic. – S
10 minutes. She then tabulated the results as follows: (b) It causes kala azar in humans. – T
Duration (mins.) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 A. P could be Xanthomonas that causes citrus canker
Area of growth of in plants whereas Q could be Clostridium that causes
4 8 16 32 64 128 256
organism Q (cm2) tetanus in humans.
Area of growth of
4 4 8 8 16 16 32 B. R could be Chlorella whereas S could be Streptomyces.
organism R (cm2)
C. S could be Penicillium whereas T could be Leishmania.
Based on the results in the table, which of the following
D. Q could be Mycobacterium that causes tuberculosis
conclusions could be made ?
in humans whereas S could be Aspergillus.
A. Organism Q multiplied itself at every interval of ten
minutes. 45. The given pie chart depicts the
B. Organisms Q and R are sexually reproducing organisms. percentage population of five
T
C. Organism R multiplied itself at every interval of forty animals in a grassland ecosystem
minutes. that are related to each other in a P S
D. At the end of an hour, organism R had grown faster food chain. Q
than organism Q. If heavy pesticides are sprayed R
44. Refer to the given dichotomous key and select the on plants in this area then select
incorrect option regarding it. the option that correctly depicts the ascending order
I. (a) It is a prokaryotic microorganism. – Go to II of pesticide concentration in living tissues of animals
(b) It is a eukaryotic microorganism. – Go to III at different trophic levels.
II. (a) It causes a disease in plants. – P P < Q < R < S < T B.
A. T<S<R<Q<P
(b) It causes a disease in humans. – Q R < T < P < Q < S D.
C. S<T<R<Q<P

ACHIEVERS SECTION

46. Refer to the given table and select the correct option P Q
regarding P, Q, R, S and T. A. Maize consumed a lot He should practice crop
of nitrogen present in rotation wherein soybean
Characteristics Unicell- Well Decom- Parasitic Photo- the soil thereby making crop can be grown
Micro- ular defined poser synthetic it nitrogen deficient. alternately with maize
organism nucleus crop in the same field.
P      B. Overall soil fertility He should practice mixed
Q     
decreased due to cropping where maize
sowing of same crop should be grown with
R      again and again thereby wheat crop.
S      decreasing crop yield.
T     
C. Maize crop grows in He should practice drip
water logged soil hence irrigation that ensures
P Q R S T its cultivation in dry excess water supply to
A.
Euglena Rhizobium Giardia Spirogyra Clostridium areas is not possible. all plants.
B.
Chlamy- Pseudo- Salmon- Rhizopus Trypanosoma D.  None of these
domonas monas ella
48. The given figure represents destructive distillation
C.
Fucus Mycobac- Penicill- Agaricus Wuchereria
of coal.
terium ium
D.
Volvox Mucor Amoeba Leishm- Paramecium
ania
47. Read the given paragraph.
Sameer is a farmer who lives in Rajasthan. In the past
few years, he was only sowing maize crop in his field.
But with each passing year the crop yield went down
gradually.
What could be the probable reason for this (P) ? Also
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Study the figure carefully and choose the incorrect 49. Which of the following will be the observation made
statement(s). by the student if the switch is closed and circuit is left
I. The residue left behind after destructive distillation of unattended for one hour?
coal is a better fuel than coal and produces no smoke. I. Bulb will start glowing as soon as the switch is closed.
II. X is used for the manufacture of producer gas and II. Bulb will not glow throughout the experiment.
nitrogenous fertilisers. III. Bulb will glow after an hour of the switch is closed.
III. Y is almost a pure form of carbon and is used IV. A yellowish blue spot will appear around negative
to reduce metal oxides to get metals.
electrode.
IV. Z on fractional distillation yields many organic
V. A greenish blue spot will appear around positive
compounds which are used to make pesticides,
electrode.
explosives, perfumes etc.
V. The process is carried out by heating coal strongly A. I and V only
to about 1000°C in the presence of air. B. III, IV and V only
A. I, III and IV only B. II, III, IV and V only C. II and V only
C. I only D. All of these D. I and IV only
50. What happens to the compass needle when the switch
Direction (Q. No. 49 and 50): Refer to the given passage and
answer the following questions. is closed?
An experiment is conducted A. The compass needle will point towards the right.
by a student to check the B. The compass needle will point towards the left.
conductivity of potato and C. The compass needle will not deflect.
the set-up is shown here. D. The compass needle will point downwards.

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LEVEL - 2

Year 2018-19

2019
SCIENCE

1. The given figure shows a small positively charged


sphere O, kept near two larger positively charged C. D. None of these
spheres X and Y which are fixed.
X Y O
+ + + 6. There are four circuit arrangements.

In which direction will the sphere O move?


A. Up B. Down I. II.
C. Left D. Right
2. Read the given statements carefully.
(i) Gymnasts apply some coarse substance on their
hands.
(ii) Tying shoe laces. III. IV.
(iii) Applying the brakes on a car.
(iv) Writing on the blackboard with a chalk.
In which of the following cases is the friction helpful? The compass needle(s) will show deflection in circuit(s)
A. (i) and (ii) only B. (i), (ii) and (iii) only A. I only B. II and III only
C. (ii), (iii) and (iv) only D. (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) C. II only D. II and IV only

3. Which of the following statements is/are false? 7. Read the given statements and select the correct
option.
I. Pressure in a liquid increases with depth, but at Statement 1 : When a guitar string is plucked lightly
the given depth it is equal in all directions. then it produces a feeble sound.
II. The pressure due to a fluid is independent of Statement 2 : Loudness of sound does not depend on
cross-sectional area of the fluid. the amplitude of vibrations of a vibrating object.
III. Atmospheric pressure increases as height above A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2
sea level increases. is the correct explanation of statement 1.
IV. Upthrust on a floating block in a liquid is equal to B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2
the weight of liquid displaced by the block. is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
A. I and II only B. III only C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false.
C. I, II and IV only D. III and IV only D. Both statements 1 and 2 are false.
4. The displacement-time 8. An earthquake of magnitude 6 on Richter scale is how
graph of two notes I many times more destructive than an earthquake of
and II are shown. magnitude 4?
Which note has a A. 100 B. 1000
higher frequency and C. 1500 D. 2000
which note has a lower
wavelength? 9. The diagram shows two
plane mirrors inclined at an
Higher Lower Mirror 2
angle of 50º to each other.
frequency wavelength
A ray is incident on
A. I I
mirror 1, then the deviation x
30°

B. I II x (shown in the figure) of 50°


C. II I ray after two reflections is Mirror 1
D. II II
A. 50° B. 100°
5. A charged rod is held close to one side of a metal C. 120° D. 150°
ball and the other side is earthed. Which diagram
correctly shows the charge distribution? 10. The wavelength of a certain sound wave is 110 m long.
Given that the speed of sound in air is approximately
No
330 m s–1 and the audible range of a normal person is
A. B. 20 Hz to 20000 Hz.  An observer who is standing 220 m
away from the source of this sound wave hears

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A. A loud and high pitch sound Displacement (mm)
B. A soft and low pitch sound
+2
C. Sound but its properties cannot be determined.
D. Nothing.
11. Richa conducted an experiment as shown in the figure 10 20 30 40 Time (ns)
to investigate how the height of the ramp affects the
amount of force needed to move a wooden block up –2

the ramp.
A. –2 mm B. 0 mm
C. 1 mm D. 2 mm

Brick 15. Read the given statements and select the correct
Wooden
block option.
Statement 1 : The conductivity of an electrolyte is very
Which of the following variables must be kept the same low as compared to a metal at room temperature.
to ensure that her experiment is fair? Statement 2 : The density of free ions in electrolyte is
I. Number of bricks much smaller than density of free electrons in metals.
II. Material of the ramp A. Both statements 1 and 2 are true and statement 2
III. Size of the wooden block is the correct explanation of statement 1.
IV. Mass of the wooden block B. Both statements 1 and 2 are true but statement 2
A. I, II and III only B. I, III and IV only is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
C. II, III and IV only D. I, II, III and IV C. Statement 1 is true but statement 2 is false.
12. An object is accelerating under the influence of a D. Both statements 1 and 2 are false.
force F1 on a frictionless surface. A while later, an 16. Which of the following statements is/are true?
opposing force F2 of the same magnitude acts on it as
I. A constellation has only 5-10 stars.
shown in the figure. What will happen to the object?
II. Aryabhatta was the first Indian satellite.
F1 F2 F1
III. Artificial satellites are used for weather forecasting

and remote sensing only.
A. The object will slow down.
IV. Venus is the brightest planet in the night sky.
B. The object will move at constant velocity.
C. The object will come to rest immediately after the A. II only B. II and III only
opposing force acts on it. C. II and IV only D. IV only
D. The object will move in the opposite direction. 17. Match column I and column II and select the correct
13. Match column I with column II and select the correct option from the given codes.
option from the given codes. Column I Column II
Column I Column II P. Electroscope (i) Conductor
P. A girl pulling the leash (i) Impact of force can Q. Copper (ii) Lightning rods
of a running dog make stationary R. Spikes (iii) Ozone
object to move S. Lightning (iv) Charge
Q. A driver turning the (ii) Gravity acts upon an A. P-(iv), Q-(i), R-(ii), S-(iii)
steering wheel of a car object B. P-(ii), Q-(iii), R-(iv), S-(i)
R. When you hit a nail (iii) Force can make an C. P-(iii), Q-(iv), R-(i), S-(ii)
with a hammer object go slower D. P-(iii), Q-(i), R-(ii), S-(iv)
S. A ball released from (iv) Force can change the
18. Man X is standing in front of a plane mirror while
the top of a tower direction of a moving
man Y is running towards him from behind. If the
object
man Y is running at a speed of 2 m s –1, how many
A. P-(i), Q-(ii), R-(iii), S-(iv)
metres nearer does the man Y seem to be away from
B. P-(iii), Q-(iv), R-(i), S-(ii)
man X after 5 seconds?
C. P-(ii), Q-(i), R-(iv), S-(iii)
D. P-(iv), Q-(iii), R-(ii), S-(i) A. 30 m 2
B. 15 m
14. The following figure shows the displacement of a
particle within 40 ns. What will be the displacement C. 10 m
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19. Two identical balls are dropped separately into two 22. Shaheen tested the water absorption capacities of
identical tubes. One of the tubes is filled with air and different fibres. She cut equal sized squares from three
the other has its air pumped out with a vacuum pump. different fabrics and weighed them. She then placed
Which of the following observation(s) is/are true? each fabric square into a beaker containing water and
again weighed the fabrics after 15 minutes. All her
I. Both the balls will reach the bottom of the tube
observations are summarised in the given table.
with same speed.
II. Both the balls will reach the bottom of the tube Fabric Mass before Mass after
with different speed. soaking (g) soaking (g)
III. Both the balls will reach the bottom of the tube W 23 29
X 32 43
at the same time.
Y 46 69
A. II only B. I and II only
C. II and III only D. None of these Fabrics W, X and Y could be respectively
A. Cotton, polyester, nylon
20. Select the incorrect statements. B. Cotton, nylon, wool
I. Coal is a mixture of chemical substances containing C. Wool, cotton, nylon
carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and small amount of D. Nylon, cotton and wool.
nitrogen and sulphur.
23. Match the columns and select the correct option from
II. Inexhaustible natural resources cannot be
the given codes.
replenished continually.
III. When coal is heated in the absence of air, carbon Column-I Column-II
monoxide is produced which is a poisonous gas. P. The most abundant (i) Oxygen
element in universe
IV. Coal is used as a source of energy in various
Q. Largest constituent of (ii) Aluminium
industries like cement, paper, steel etc.
atmosphere
A. I and III only B. II and III only R. Most abundant non-metal (iii) Nitrogen
C. II and IV only D. I, II, III and IV in earth's crust
21. Match the columns and select the correct option from S. Most abundant metal in (iv) Hydrogen
the given codes. earth's crust
(v) Iron
Column-I Column-II Column-III
A. P– (iii), Q – (i), R – (iv), S – (v)
P. Synthetic (i) Acrylic (a) Bed linen
B. P– (iv), Q – (iii), R – (i), S – (v)
fibre which
resembles C. P– (iv), Q – (iii), R – (i), S – (ii)
silk in D. P– (iii), Q – (iv), R – (i), S – (v)
appearance 24. Calorific values of four fuels P, Q, R, S and T is in
Q. Synthetic (ii) Spandex (b) Shawls and the order, T > R > Q > S > P.
fibre which sweaters P, Q, R, S and T could be respectively
resembles
A. LPG, petrol, wood, cow dung cakes and hydrogen
wool
B. Petrol, hydrogen, LPG, cow dung cakes and wood
R. Soft, (iii) Rayon (c) Fabrics
C. Cow dung cakes, kerosene, LPG, wood and
rubbery
hydrogen
and highly
D. Petrol, LPG, hydrogen, wood and cow dung cakes.
elastic
synthetic 25. A few processes are listed in the box.
fibre (i) Respiration
S. Wrinkle (iv) Polyester (d) Swimming (ii) Burning of LPG in kitchen
resistant, costumes (iii) Burning of candle
light weight
(iv) Rusting
and elastic
(v) Burning of phosphorus
synthetic
(vi) Burning of fire crackers
fibre
(vii) Burning of sodium
A. P-(ii)-(b), Q-(iii)-(c), R-(iv)-(a), S-(i)-(d)
Which of the following is correct regarding these
B. P-(i)-(d), Q-(iii)-(c), R-(iv)-(a), S-(ii)-(b)
processes?
C. P-(iii)-(a), Q-(i)-(b), R-(ii)-(d), S-(iv)-(c)
A. (i) and (iv) are examples of spontaneous
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B. (ii) and (iii) are examples of rapid combustion. IV. Sand can be used to extinguish fire caused by
C. (vi) and (vii) are examples of slow combustion. electrical equipments.
D. (i) and (v) are examples of slow combustion. A. I and II only B. II and IV only
26. Observe the given experimental set-ups carefully. C. I, III and IV only D. I, II, III and IV
In figure (I), a thin long copper wire is introduced into 29. Select the incorrect match.
the non-luminous zone of a candle flame; in figure (II),
Gas Main components
a clear glass slide is introduced into the luminous zone
A. Coal gas – Hydrogen + Methane
while in figure (III), one end of a glass tube is introduced
into the dark zone of a candle flame. B. Natural gas – Methane
C. Petroleum gas – Methane + Propane
D. Biogas – Methane
30. Which of the following represents the correct decreasing
order of boiling points of the given liquids?
A. Paraffin wax > Diesel > Kerosene > Petrol
(I) (II)
B. Diesel > Kerosene > Petrol > Paraffin wax
C. Kerosene > Petrol > Paraffin wax > Diesel
D. Petrol > Paraffin wax > Diesel > Kerosene
31. Identify the agricultural implement
(III) given in the figure and select the
Which of the following is incorrect regarding these correct statement regarding it.
experiments? A. It is used for separating grain
A. Copper wire in figure I will become red hot because from the harvested crop.
outermost zone is the hottest part of flame. B. It is used for separating grain
B. Blackish ring will be formed on glass plate in figure II from the chaff.
because of unburnt carbon particles in the middle C. It is used for sowing seeds in the soil at an equal
zone of candle flame. distance.
C. A flame is formed at the end of glass tube in D. It is used for loosening and turning the soil for
figure III due to unburnt wax vapours in the making it breathable for plants.
innermost zone of candle flame.
32. Refer to the given Venn diagram and select the incorrect
D. None of these
statement regarding P-S.
27. Select the correct statements. A. P could be Bacillus
Prokaryotic
Pathogenic
organism Q
I. Teflon is used to make the windscreen wipers of anthracis that causes R P
S
cars because it has low friction. anthrax.
II. Nylon is used to make ropes for rock climbing B. Q could be Vibr io Rod
because it is very strong. cholerae that causes shaped
III. Bakelite is used for making electric plugs, switches cholera in humans.
etc. as it is a good conductor. C. R could be Chlamydomonas that is distributed
IV. Dusters made of nylon or other synthetic materials widely in fresh water.
are good for use in kitchen as they are soft. D. S could be Giardia that causes intestinal infection
V. Blended fabrics are long lasting as they contain in humans.
only synthetic fibres.
A. III and V only B. I and II only 33. Identify processes X and Y from the given statements
C. III and IV only D. IV and V only and select the option that correctly identifies the
microorganisms involved in them respectively.
28. Select the correct statements.
X : Conversion of complex organic compounds into
I. Dry powder of chemicals like sodium bicarbonate
ammonia
or potassium bicarbonate when released near the
Y : Conversion of nitrates in soil to free nitrogen
fire, gives off CO2.
  X  Y
II. Water should be used to extinguish fire caused by
A. Aspergillus Bacillus
cooking oil.
III. When CO2 stored in cylinders is sprayed on fire, B. Micrococcus Thiobacillus
it cuts off the supply of oxygen as well as brings C. Pseudomonas Nitrocystis
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34. 'X' is a protected land area reserved for the conservation A. Smut of wheat B. Citrus canker
of wild animals and birds. Poaching and capturing of C. Blight of potato D. Both A and C.
animals is strictly prohibited here. However, activities
like harvesting of timber and collection of minor forest 40. Refer to the given figures of male and female reproductive
products is allowed. X could be systems.
Z
A. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
B. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
C. Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, Uttar Pradesh N X
D. National Zoological Park, New Delhi.
L
35. Consider the following statements and select the Y
option which correctly identifies true (T) and false
(F) ones. M
(i) Reproductive life of woman lasts from menarche Select the incorrect statement regarding them.
to menopause. A. Both M and Z are primary sex organs in males
(ii) In females, the uterus wall thickens to receive the and females respectively.
embryo. B. L helps to deliver male gamete in the Y of females.
(iii) Estrogen is released by testes at the onset of C. Gamete released by M fertilises female gamete
puberty.
in X.
(iv) Hormones secreted by adrenal glands stimulate
D. Both B and C
testes and ovaries to produce their hormones.
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 41. Untreated sewage is discharged into a river from
A. T F T F nearby homes. Within few weeks, the number of fish
B. T F F F in the river significantly falls. Which of the following
C. T T F F could not have caused this phenomenon?
D. T T F T A. Algal blooms
36. What path does a sperm take from where it is produced B. Excessive bacterial growth
to where it would fertilise an egg? C. Overcrowding due to increasing fish populations
D. Increased levels of nitrates and phosphates
A. Testis→ Sperm duct→Urethra→Vagina→Oviduct
B. Testis→Urethra→Sperm duct→Vagina→Cervix 42. Geetanjali is a student of class VIII. One day her
C. Prostate→Testis→Sperm duct→Vagina→Oviduct elder sister wrote the given statements regarding a
D. Scrotum→Testis→Sperm duct→Uterus→Vagina cell organelle.
I. Bounded by single membrane
37. Which of the following options are not consequences
of deforestation? II. Filled with watery fluid
III. Helps in osmoregulation
I. Reduced rainfall
IV. Stores metabolic by-products
II. Change in climate
She is referring to
III. Overgrazing by animals
A. Plastid
IV. Volcanic eruptions
V. Imbalance of atmospheric gases B. Vacuole
A. II, III and IV only B. III, IV and V only C. Mitochondria
C. I and V only D. III and IV only D. Endoplasmic reticulum.

38. Refer to the given Venn diagram and select the option 43. Read the given paragraph where few words have
that correctly identifies cell organelle P. been italicised. Make changes (wherever necessary)
(i) Centrosome and select the incorrect option.
(ii) Cell wall Dolly was developed from a cell taken from mammary
Leaf cell P Leucocyte
(iii) Mitochondria gland of Scottish black face ewe and unfertilised
(iv) Golgi complex egg cell of Finn Dorsett sheep. Both the cells were
(v) Chloroplast fused after removing the plasma membrane from the
A. (iii) and (iv) only B. (ii), (iv) and (v) only unfertilised egg cell. Embryo was then implanted
C. (i), (iii) and (v) only D. (i), (ii) and (iii) only into the uterus of the sheep from which unfertilised
egg was taken. It developed into baby sheep Dolly.
39. Crop plants may be attacked by pests which affect the
crop production. Fungi are such type of pests which A. Mammary gland should not be changed as it is
cause diseases like correctly mentioned.

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Position of Scottish blackface ewe and Finn Dorsett
B. 45. Read the given statements about gaseous pollutants P,
sheep should be interchanged. Q, R and S of air and select the option which correctly
identifies them.
C. Plasma membrane must be changed to nucleus.
(i) P could be a gas produced due to biological
D. None of these degradation of organic matter present in sewage.
44. The given graphs show the change in global sea levels (ii) Q could be a gas that on combining with
haemoglobin forms carboxyhaemoglobin.
with respect to time.
(iii) R could be a gas that is released from refrigerators
Which of these graphs correctly depicts that deforestation and air conditioners.
has taken place over time? (iv) S and sulphur dioxide could be gases that are
produced upon burning fossil fuels like petrol,
coal, etc., and can cause acid rain.
A. B.
Sea level

Sea level
P Q R S
A. CFC Carbon Sulphur Carbon
dioxide dioxide monoxide
Number of years Number of years
B. Ozone Carbon Nitrogen CFC
monoxide dioxide
C. D.
Sea level
Sea level

C. Carbon Carbon Ozone Carbon


monoxide dioxide dioxide
D. Methane Carbon CFC Nitrogen
Number of years Number of years monoxide dioxide

ACHIEVERS SECTION

Direction (Q. No. 46 and 47) : Read the given passage 48. Five beakers are arranged as shown in the figure.
and answer the following questions.
A cuboid rests on the floor. Data of the cuboid and some CuSO4 ZnSO4
other parameters are given here. solution solution
Length of cuboid 40 cm Fe Fe
filings (i) filings (ii)
Width of cuboid 20 cm
Height of cuboid 30 cm
FeSO4 MgSO4
Mass of the cuboid 60 kg
solution solution
Acceleration due to gravity 10 N kg–1 Cu Cu
turnings (iii) turnings (iv)

CuSO4
30 cm solution
Zn
granules (v)
Study the given set-up carefully and select the correct
statements.
20 cm
I. Reaction will take place in beakers (ii) and (v).
40 cm
II. A colour change will take place in beakers (i)
46. By rotating the cuboid, what is the minimum pressure
and (v).
it can exert on the floor?
III. A white deposition will be formed on copper
A. 7500 Pa
turnings in beaker (iv).
B. 10000 Pa
IV. A brown deposition will be formed on iron filings
C. 5000 Pa
in beaker (i) and on zinc granules in beaker (v).
D. 20000 Pa
V. Reaction will take place in all the beakers but
47. By rotating the cuboid, what is the maximum pressure colour change will be observed only in beakers
it can exert on the floor? (i) and (iii).
A. 3000 Pa A. I and IV only
B. 7500 Pa B. II and IV only
C. 5000 Pa C. III and IV only
D. 10000 Pa D. II, III and V only

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49. Refer to the given flow chart and select the correct 50.
Given below is a list of organelles present in a cell.
option regarding X, Y and Z. 1. Cell wall 2. Chloroplast
3. Ribosome 4. Vacuoles
Categorised in IUCN Red List 5. Mitochondria 6. Peroxisome
Yes 7. Cell membrane 8. Nucleus
Identify the option that correctly matches description
of cell to its missing cell organelle.
Critically Vulnerable Extinct in
endangered wild Description of cell Missing cell
organelle
Y (a) Cell is unable to synthesise    L
X Z
protein
  X   Y   Z (b) Cell has no control over its    M
activities
A. Blackbuck Asiatic golden Salvin's
(c) Cell is unable to remove    N
cat curassow toxic substances from itself
B. Asiatic Passenger Indian (d) Cell is unable to control    O
substances that passes
wild ass pigeon rhinoceros
in and out of it
C. Ivory-billed Indian Alagoas L M N O
woodpecker rhinoceros curassow A. 6 2 3 1
B. 3 8 6 7
D. Asiatic Chinkara Lion-tailed C. 5 7 4 6
lion macaque D. 2 4 7 8

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ANSWER KEYS

NSO 2014
1. (C) 2. (C) 3. (A) 4. (D) 5. (C) 6. (D) 7. (D)
8. (A) 9. (B) 10. (C) 11. (A) 12. (C) 13. (D) 14. (C)
15. (B) 16. (C) 17. (B) 18. (B) 19. (D) 20. (C) 21. (D)
22. (A) 23. (C) 24. (B) 25. (B) 26. (C) 27. (B) 28. (D)
29. (D) 30. (C) 31. (A) 32. (B) 33. (B) 34. (B) 35. (D)
36. (D) 37. (C) 38. (B) 39. (B) 40. (B) 41. (A) 42. (D)
43. (A) 44. (D) 45. (B) 46. (B) 47. (C) 48. (A) 49. (C)
50. (B)

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1. (A) 9. (C) 17. (A) 25. (D) 33. (B) 41. (A) 49. (C)
2. (C) 10. (D) 18. (C) 26. (B) 34. (B) 42. (C) 50. (C)
3. (C) 11. (D) 19. (D) 27. (C) 35. (A) 43. (D)
4. (C) 12. (B) 20. (C) 28. (B) 36. (B) 44. (B)
5. (D) 13. (B) 21. (C) 29. (A) 37. (B) 45. (B)
6. (A) 14. (D) 22. (A) 30. (C) 38. (B) 46. (A)
7. (B) 15. (B) 23. (A) 31. (D) 39. (B) 47. (B)
8. (C) 16. (C) 24. (C) 32. (A) 40. (C) 48. (C)

NSO 2017
1. (B) 2. (A) 3. (B) 4. (C) 5. (C) 6. (A) 7. (A)
8. (B) 9. (D) 10. (A) 11. (B) 12. (A) 13. (B) 14. (B)
15. (A) 16. (C) 17. (A) 18. (A) 19. (C) 20. (C) 21. (C)
22. (D) 23. (D) 24. (D) 25. (B) 26. (C) 27. (D) 28. (A)
29. (A) 30. (C) 31. (B) 32. (C) 33. (B) 34. (B) 35. (D)
36. (D) 37. (D) 38. (B) 39. (A) 40. (C) 41. (B) 42. (A)
43. (D) 44. (A) 45. (B) 46. (B) 47. (B) 48. (D) 49. (A)
50. (C)

NSO 2018
1. (B) 9. (C) 17. (D) 25. (D) 33. (C) 41. (A) 49. (A)
2. (A) 10. (A) 18. (B) 26. (B) 34. (A) 42. (C) 50. (B)
3. (D) 11. (D) 19. (C) 27. (B) 35. (D) 43. (A)
4. (A) 12. (A) 20. (B) 28. (D) 36. (C) 44. (B)
5. (B) 13. (D) 21. (D) 29. (C) 37. (B) 45. (B)
6. (C) 14. (B) 22. (B) 30. (C) 38. (D) 46. (B)
7. (B) 15. (B) 23. (B) 31. (C) 39. (C) 47. (A)
8. (C) 16. (B) 24. (C) 32. (D) 40. (B) 48. (B)

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1. (D) 9. (B) 17. (A) 25. (B) 33. (D) 41. (C) 49. (C)
2. (D) 10. (D) 18. (C) 26. (D) 34. (A) 42. (B) 50. (B)
3. (B) 11. (C) 19. (A) 27. (B) 35. (C) 43. (D)
4. (D) 12. (B) 20. (B) 28. (C) 36. (A) 44. (B)
5. (D) 13. (B) 21. (C) 29. (C) 37. (D) 45. (D)
6. (C) 14. (A) 22. (D) 30. (A) 38. (A) 46. (C)
7. (C) 15. (A) 23. (C) 31. (B) 39. (D) 47. (D)
8. (B) 16. (C) 24. (C) 32. (C) 40. (C) 48. (B)

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