Question 1

**The simplified SOP (Sum of Product) form of the Boolean expression**

(P + Q` + R`).(P + Q` + R).(P + Q + R`) is

(P + Q` + R`).(P + Q` + R).(P + Q + R`) is

A : (P`Q + R`)

B : (P + (QR)`)

C : (P`Q + R)

D : (PQ + R)

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Correct answer is : B

Solution :

f = (P + R`) (P + Q`) = P + Q`R`

Question 2

**Which one of the following circuits is NOT equivalent to a 2-input XNOR (exclusive NOR) gate?**

A : B :

C : D :

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Correct answer is : D

Solution :

All options except option ‘D’ gives EX-NOR gates

Question 3

**The minimum number of D flip-flops needed to design a mod-258 counter is**

A : 9

B : 8

C : 512

D : 258

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Question 4

**A thread is usually defined as a ‘light weight process’ because an operating system (OS) maintains smaller data structures for a thread than for a process. In relation to this, which of the followings is TRUE?**

A : On per-thread basis, the OS maintains only CPU register state

B : The OS does not maintain a separate stack for each thread

C : On per-thread basis, the OS does not maintain virtual memory state

D : On per thread basis, the OS maintains only scheduling and accounting information

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

Virtually memory is concerned with processes not with Threads.

Question 5

**K4 and Q3 are graphs with the following structures**

Which one of the following statements is TRUE in relation to these graphs?

Which one of the following statements is TRUE in relation to these graphs?

A : K4 is planar while Q3 is not

B : Both K4 and Q3 are planar

C : Q3 is planar while K4 is not

D : Neither K4 not Q3 is planar

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Correct answer is : B

Question 6

**If the difference between the expectation of the square of random variable E[X**

^{2}] and the square of the expectation of the random variable ( E[X])^{2}is denoted by R thenA : R=0

B : R<0

C : R ≥ 0

D : R>0

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Correct answer is : C

Question 7

**The lexical analysis for a modern computer language such as Java needs the power of which one of the following machine models in a necessary and sufficient sense?**

A : Finite state automata

B : Deterministic pushdown automata

C : Non-Deterministic pushdown automata

D : Turing machine

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Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Lexical Analysis is implemented by finite automata

Question 8

**Let the page fault service time be 10ms in a computer with average memory access time being 20ns. If one page fault is generated for every 10**

^{6}memory accesses, what is the effective access time for the memory?A : 21ns

B : 30ns

C : 23ns

D : 35ns

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Correct answer is : B

Solution :

P = page fault rate EA = p × page fault service time + (1-p)* Memory access time = (1/10

^{6})*10*10

^{6}+ (1-(1/10

^{6})) * 20 == 29.9ns

Question 9

**Consider a hypothetical processor with an instruction of type LW R1, 20(R2), which during execution reads a 32-bit word from memory and stores it in a 32-bit register R1. The effective address of the memory location is obtained by the addition of constant 20 and the contents of register R2. Which of the following best reflects the addressing mode implemented by this instruction for the operand in memory?**

A : Immediate Addressing

B : Register Addressing

C : Register Indirect Scaled Addressing

D : Base Indexed Addressing

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Correct answer is : D

Solution :

In this problem 20 will act as base and content of R2 will be index

Question 10

**What does the following fragment of C-program print?**

char c[]= "GATE2011";

char *p =c;

printf ("%s", p+p[3]- p[1]);

char c[]= "GATE2011";

char *p =c;

printf ("%s", p+p[3]- p[1]);

A : GATE2011

B : E2011

C : 2011

D : 011

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

p[3] - p[1] = ASCII value of E - ASCII value of A = 4 So the expression p + p[3] - p[1] becomes p + 4 which is base address of string 2011.

Question 11

**A max-heap is a heap where the value of each parent is greater than or equal to the value of its children. Which of the following is a max-heap?**

A : B :

C : D :

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Correct answer is : B

Solution :

Heap is a complete binary tree.

Question 12

**An algorithm to find the length of the longest monotonically increasing sequence of numbers in an array A[0 :n - 1] is given below.**

Let L

Initialize L

Finally the length of the longest monotonically increasing sequence is Max( L

Let L

_{i}denote the length of the longest monotonically increasing sequence starting at index i in the arrayInitialize L

_{n-1}=1 For all i such that 0 <= i <= n-2Finally the length of the longest monotonically increasing sequence is Max( L

_{0},L_{1},...,L_{n-1}) . Which of the following statements is TRUE?A : The algorithm uses dynamic programming paradigm

B : The algorithm has a linear complexity and uses branch and bound paradigm

C : The algorithm has a non-linear polynomial complexity and uses branch and bound paradigm

D : The algorithm uses divide and conquer paradigm.

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Correct answer is : A

Question 13

**Let P be a regular language and Q be a context free language such that Q ⊆ P.(For example, let P be the language represented by the regular expression p*q* and Q be {p**

^{n}q^{n}| n ∈ N} ). Then which of the following is ALWAYS regular?A : p ∩ Q

B : P-Q

C : ∑

^{*}- P

D : ∑

^{*}- Q

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

∑

^{*}- P is the complement of P so it is always regular, since regular languages are closed under complementation

Question 14

**In a compiler, keywords of a language are recognized during**

A : parsing of the program

B : the code generation

C : the lexical analysis of the program

D : dataflow analysis

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

Any identifier is also a token so it is recognized in lexical Analysis

Question 15

**A layer-4 firewall (a device that can look at all protocol headers up to the transport layer) CANNOT**

A : block entire HTTP traffic during 9:00PM and 5:00AM

B : block all ICMP traffic

C : stop incoming traffic from a specific IP address but allow outgoing traffic to the same IP address

D : block TCP traffic from a specific user on a multi-user system during 9:00PM and 5:00AM

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Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Since it is a layer 4 firewall it cannot block application layer protocol like HTTP.

Question 16

**If two fair coins are flipped and at least one of the outcomes is known to be a head, what is the probability that both outcomes are heads?**

A : 1/3

B : 1/4

C : 1/2

D : 2/3

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Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Sample space = {HH, HT, TH} Required probability = 1/3

Question 17

**Consider different activities related to email. m1: Send an email from a mail client to a mail server m2: Download an email from mailbox server to a mail client m3: Checking email in a web browser Which is the application level protocol used in each activity?**

A : m1:HTTP m2:SMTP m3:POP

B : m1:SMTP m2:FTP m3:HTTP

C : m1: SMTP m2: POP m3: HTTP

D : m1: POP m2: SMTP m3:IMAP

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

Sending an email will be done through user agent and message transfer agent by SMTP, downloading an email from mail box is done through POP, checking email in a web browser is done through HTTP

Question 18

**A company needs to develop a strategy for software product development for which it has a choice of two programming languages L1 and L2. The number of lines of code (LOC) developed using L2 is estimated to be twice the LOC developed with L1. the product will have to be maintained for five years. Various parameters for the company are given in the table below.**

Total cost of the project includes cost of developmen and maintenance. What is the LOC for L1 for which the cost of the project using L1 is equal to the cost of the project using L2?

Parameter | Language L1 | Language L2 |

Man years needed for development | LOC/10000 | LOC/10000 |

Development Cost per year | Rs. 10,00,000 | Rs. 7,50,000 |

Maintenance time | 5 years | 5 years |

Cost of maintenance per year | Rs. 1,00,000 | Rs. 50,000 |

Total cost of the project includes cost of developmen and maintenance. What is the LOC for L1 for which the cost of the project using L1 is equal to the cost of the project using L2?

A : 4000

B : 5000

C : 4333

D : 4667

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Correct answer is : B

Solution :

LOC L

_{1}= x

L

_{2}= 2x

Total cost of project

(x/10000)*1000000 + 5*100000 = 2x/1000000*750000*50000*5

100x + 500000 =150x + 250000

50x = 500000 - 250000

x= 250000/50 => x=5000

Question 19

**Let the time taken to switch between user and kernel modes of execution be t1 while the time taken to switch between two processes be t2. Which of the following is TRUE?**

A : t1 > t2

B : t1 = t2

C : t1 < t2

D : Nothing can be said about the relation between t1 and t2

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

Process switching also involves mode changing.

Question 20

**A company needs to develop digital signal processing software for one of its newest inventions. The software is expected to have 40000 lines of code. The company needs to determine the effort in person-months needed to develop this software using the basic COCOMO model. The multiplicative factor for this model is given as 2.8 for the software development on embedded systems, while the exponentiation factor is given as 1.20. What is the estimated effort in personmonths?**

A : 234.25

B : 932.50

C : 287.80

D : 122.40

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Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Effort person per month

=α.(kDSI)

^{B}

KDSI=Kilo LOC

= 2.8 * (40)

^{1.20}

=2.8 *83.6511

=234.33 person per month

Question 21

**Which of the following pairs have DIFFERENT expressive power?**

A : Deterministic finite automata (DFA) and Non-deterministic finite automata (NFA)

B : Deterministic push down automata (DPDA) and Non-deterministic push down automata (NPDA)

C : Deterministic single-tape Turing machine and Non-deterministic single tape Turing machine

D : Single-tape Turing machine and multi-tape Turing machine

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Correct answer is : B

Solution :

NPDA is more powerful than DPDA. Hence answer is (B)

Question 22

**HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) has language elements which permit certain actions other than describing the structure of the web document. Which one of the following actions is NOT supported by pure HTML (without any server or client side scripting) pages?**

A : Embed web objects from different sites into the same page

B : Refresh the page automatically after a specified interval

C : Automatically redirect to another page upon download

D : Display the client time as part of the page

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Correct answer is : D

Solution :

A) That's what the object element is for.

B) The ancient meta http-equiv="refresh" tag.

C)You can, link to a page where you use a construct like meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=download.binary

D) Obviously impossible without JavaScript - you have simply no idea about the user's time when you send your reply.

Question 23

**Which of the following is NOT desired in a good Software Requirement Specifications (SRS) document?**

A : Functional Requirements

B : Non Functional Requirements

C : Goals of Implementation

D : Algorithms for Software Implementation

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Correct answer is : D

Question 24

**A computer handles several interrupt sources of which the following are relevant for this question.**

. Interrupt from CPU temperature sensor (raises interrupt if CPU temperature is too high) . Interrupt from Mouse(raises interrupt if the mouse is moved or a button is pressed) . Interrupt from Keyboard(raises interrupt when a key is pressed or released) . Interrupt from Hard Disk(raises interrupt when a disk read is completed)Which one of these will be handled at the HIGHEST priority?

A : Interrupt from Hard Disk

B : Interrupt from Mouse

C : Interrupt from Keyboard

D : Interrupt from CPU temperature sensor

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Correct answer is : D

Question 25

**Consider a relational table with a single record for each registered student with the following attributes.**

1. Registration_Number: Unique registration number for each registered student

2. UID: Unique Identity number, unique at the national level for each citizen

3. BankAccount_Number: Unique account number at the bank. A student can have multiple accounts or joint accounts. This attributes stores the primary account number

4. Name: Name of the Student

5. Hostel_Room: Room number of the hostel

Which of the following options is INCORRECT?

1. Registration_Number: Unique registration number for each registered student

2. UID: Unique Identity number, unique at the national level for each citizen

3. BankAccount_Number: Unique account number at the bank. A student can have multiple accounts or joint accounts. This attributes stores the primary account number

4. Name: Name of the Student

5. Hostel_Room: Room number of the hostel

Which of the following options is INCORRECT?

A : BankAccount_Number is a candidate key

B : Registration_Number can be a primary key

C : UID is a candidate key if all students are from the same country

D : If S is a superkey such that S UID ? is NULL then S ? UID is also a superkey

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Correct answer is : A

Solution :

In case two students hold joint account then BankAccount_Num will not uniquely determine other attributes.

Question 26

**Which of the given options provides the increasing order of asymptotic complexity of functions f1, f2, f3 and f4?**

f

f

_{1}(n) = 2^{n}; f_{2}(n) =n^{3/2}; f_{3}(n) = n log_{2}n; f_{4}(n) = n^{log n}A : f

_{3}, f

_{2}, f

_{4}, f

_{1}

B : f

_{3},f

_{2},f

_{1},f

_{4}

C : f

_{2},f

_{3},f

_{1},f

_{4}

D : f

_{2},f

_{3},f

_{4},f

_{1}

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Correct answer is : A

Question 27

**Four matrices M1, M2, M3 and M4 are dimensions p × q, q × r, r × s and s × t respectively can be multiplied in several ways with different number of total scalar multiplications. For example When multiplied as (( M1 * M2) ( M3* M4 )) the total number of scalar multiplications is pqr+rst+prt. When multiplied as (((M1 * M2 )*M3 )*M4 ) , the total number of scalar multiplications is pqr+prs+pst. If p=10, q=100, r=20, s=5 and t=80, then the minimum number of scalar multiplications needed is**

A : 24800

B : 44000

C : 19000

D : 25000

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

We can get (M1 * (M2 * M3) ) * M4) = The total number of scalar multiplication is = qrs + pqs + pst =10000 + 5000 + 4000 = 19000

Question 28

**Consider a relational table r with sufficient number of records, having attributes A1, A2,…, An and let 1 <= p <= n. Two queries Q1 and Q2 are given below.**

The database can be configured to do ordered indexing on Ap or hashing on Ap. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

The database can be configured to do ordered indexing on Ap or hashing on Ap. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

A : Ordered indexing will always outperform hashing for both queries

B : Hashing will always outperform ordered indexing for both queries

C : Hashing will outperform ordered indexing on Q1, but not on Q2

D : Hashing will outperform ordered indexing on Q2, but not on Q1.

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Correct answer is : C

Question 29

**Consider the matrix as given below.**

Which one of the following provides the CORRECT values of eigenvalues of the matrix?

Which one of the following provides the CORRECT values of eigenvalues of the matrix?

A : 1,4,3

B : 3,7,3

C : 7,3,2

D : 1,2,3

.

Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Given matrix is upper triangular matrix and its diagonal elements are its eigen values = 1, 4, 3

Question 30

**Consider an instruction pipeline with four stages (S1, S2, S3 and S4) each with combinational circuit only. The pipeline registers are required between each stage and at the end of the last stage. Delays for the stages and for the pipeline registers are as given in the figure.**

What is the approximate speed up of the pipeline in steady state under ideal conditions when compared to the corresponding non-pipeline implementation?

What is the approximate speed up of the pipeline in steady state under ideal conditions when compared to the corresponding non-pipeline implementation?

A : 4.0

B : 2.5

C : 1.1

D : 3.0

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Correct answer is : B

Solution :

(5+6+11+8)/(11+1) = 30/12 = 2.5 answer

Question 31

**Definition of a language L with alphabet {a} is given as following**

L = { a

What is the minimum number of states needed in a DFA to recognize L?

L = { a

^{nk}| k > 0, and n is a positive integer constant }What is the minimum number of states needed in a DFA to recognize L?

A : k+1

B : n+1

C : 2

^{n+1}

D : 2

^{k+1}

.

Correct answer is : B

Solution :

(n + 1) states as n is constant and k can have any value so if n = 2 then we can do this with k=1 and with 3 states.

Question 32

**An 8KB direct mapped write-back cache is organized as multiple blocks, each of size 32-bytes. The processor generates 32-bit addresses. The cache controller maintains the tag information for each cache block comprising of the following. 1 Valid bit 1 Modified bit As many bits as the minimum needed to identify the memory block mapped in the cache. What is the total size of memory needed at the cache controller to store metadata (tags) for the cache?**

A : 4864 bits

B : 6144 bits

C : 6656 bits

D : 5376 bits

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Correct answer is : D

Solution :

We have

tag = 19 bits, index = 8bits and offset = 5 bits + there are 2 extra bits so total 21 bits for meta data.

21*256 ( as all the blocks will have 21 bits metadata)

Question 33

**An application loads 100 libraries at startup. Loading each library requires exactly one disk access. The seek time of the disk to a random location is given as 10ms. Rotational speed of disk is 6000rpm. If all 100 libraries are loaded from random locations on the disk, how long does it take to load all libraries? (The time to transfer data from the disk block once the head has been positioned at the start of the block may be neglected)**

A : 0.50 s

B : 1.50 s

C : 1.25 s

D : 1.00 s

.

Correct answer is : B

Solution :

6000 rotation = 60 sec & 1 rotation = 10 ms Rotational latency = 5ms Time for one disk access = 15 ms Time to load all libraries = 15 ×100 = 1500ms = 1.5sec

Question 34

**A deterministic finite automation (DFA)D with alphabet ? = {a,b} is given below Which of the following finite state machines is a valid minimal DFA which accepts the same language as D?**

A : B :

C : D :

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Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Options B and C will accept the string b

Option – D will accept the string “bba”

Both are invalid strings.

So the minimized DFA is option A

Question 35

**The following is comment written for a C function**

/* This function computes the roots of a quadratic equation

a.x^2+b.x+c=0. The function stores two real roots in *root1 and *root2 and returns the status of validity of roots. It handles four different kinds of cases.

i) When coefficient a is zero irrespective of discriminant

ii) When discriminant is positive

iii) When discrimanant is zero

iv) When discrimanant is negative

Only in cases ii and iii , the stored roots are valid.

Otherwise 0 is stored in the roots. the function returns 0 when the roots are valid and -1 otherwise.

The functin also ensures root1>=root2.

int get_QuadRoots float a, ( float b, float c, float *root1, float *root2);

* /

A software test engineer is assigned the job of doing black box testing. He comes up with the following test cases, many of which are redundant.

Which one of the following options provide the set of non-redundant tests using equivalence class partitioning approach from input perspective for black box testing?

/* This function computes the roots of a quadratic equation

a.x^2+b.x+c=0. The function stores two real roots in *root1 and *root2 and returns the status of validity of roots. It handles four different kinds of cases.

i) When coefficient a is zero irrespective of discriminant

ii) When discriminant is positive

iii) When discrimanant is zero

iv) When discrimanant is negative

Only in cases ii and iii , the stored roots are valid.

Otherwise 0 is stored in the roots. the function returns 0 when the roots are valid and -1 otherwise.

The functin also ensures root1>=root2.

int get_QuadRoots float a, ( float b, float c, float *root1, float *root2);

* /

A software test engineer is assigned the job of doing black box testing. He comes up with the following test cases, many of which are redundant.

Which one of the following options provide the set of non-redundant tests using equivalence class partitioning approach from input perspective for black box testing?

A : T1,T2,T3,T6

B : T1,T3,T4,T5

C : T2,T4,T5,T6

D : T2,T3,T4,T5

.

Correct answer is : C

Solution :

T1 and T2 checking same condition a = 0 hence, any one of T1 and T2 is redundant.

T3, T4: in both case discriminant (D)=b^2 - 4ac = 0 . Hence any one of it is redundant.

T5 : D>0

T6 : D<0

Question 36

**Database table by name Loan_Records is given below.**

What is the output of the following SQL query?

Borrower Bank_Manager Loan_Amount Ramesh Sunderajan 10000.00 Suresh Ramgopal 5000.00 Mahesh Sunderajan 7000.00

What is the output of the following SQL query?

SELECT Count(*) FROM ( (SELECT Borrower, Bank_Manager FROM Loan_Records) AS S NATURAL JOIN (SELECT Bank_Manager, Loan_Amount FROM Loan_Records) AS T );

A : 3

B : 9

C : 5

D : 6

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Correct answer is : C

Question 37

**Consider two binary operators ' ⇑ ' and ' ⇓ ' with the precedence of operator ⇓ being lower than that of the operator ⇑. Operator ⇑ is right associative while operator ⇓ , is left associative. Which one of the following represents the parse tree for expression (7 ⇓ 3 ⇑ 4 ⇑ 3 ⇓ 2)?**

A : B :

C : D :

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Correct answer is : B

Question 38

**Consider the language L1,L2,L3 as given below.**

L1={ 0

L2={ 0

L3={ 0

Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?

L1={ 0

^{p}1^{q}| p,q ∈ N }L2={ 0

^{p}1^{q}| p,q ∈ N and p=q }L3={ 0

^{p}1^{q}0^{r}| p,q,r ∈ N and p=q=r }Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?

A : Push Down Automata (PDA) can be used to recognize L1 and L2

B : L1 is a regular language

C : All the three languages are context free

D : Turing machine can be used to recognize all the three languages

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Correct answer is : C

Solution :

L1: regular language

L2: context free language

L3: context sensitive language

Question 39

**On a non-pipelined sequential processor, a program segment, which is a part of the interrupt service routine, is given to transfer 5000 bytes from an I/O device to memory.**

Assume that each statement in this program is equivalent to machine instruction which takes one clock cycle to execute if it is a non-load/store instruction. The load-store instructions take two clock cycles to execute. The designer of the system also has an alternate approach of using DMA controller to implement the same transfer. The DMA controller requires 20 clock cycles for initialization and other overheads. Each DMA transfer cycle takes two clock cycles to transfer one byte of data from the device to the memory. What is the approximate speedup when the DMA controller based design is used in place of the interrupt driven program based input-output?

Initialize the address register Initialize the count to 500 LOOP: Load a byte from device Store in memory at address given by address register Increment the address register Decrement the count If count != 0 go to LOOP

Assume that each statement in this program is equivalent to machine instruction which takes one clock cycle to execute if it is a non-load/store instruction. The load-store instructions take two clock cycles to execute. The designer of the system also has an alternate approach of using DMA controller to implement the same transfer. The DMA controller requires 20 clock cycles for initialization and other overheads. Each DMA transfer cycle takes two clock cycles to transfer one byte of data from the device to the memory. What is the approximate speedup when the DMA controller based design is used in place of the interrupt driven program based input-output?

A : 3.4

B : 4.4

C : 5.1

D : 6.7

.

Correct answer is : A

Solution :

No. of clock cycles required by using load-store approach = 2 + 500 × 7 = 3502 and that of by using DMA = 20 + 500 × 2 = 1020 Required speed up= 3502/1020 = 3.4

Question 40

**We are given a set of n distinct elements and an unlabeled binary tree with n nodes. In how many ways can we populate the tree with the given set so that it becomes a binary search tree?**

A : 0

B : 1

C : n!

D : (1/n+1) * 2nCn

.

Correct answer is : B

Solution :

Sorting the n elements in the increasing order,and placing them in the inorder traversal nodes of the binary tree makes it only BST possible.

Question 41

**Which one of the following options is CORRECT given three positive integers x, y and z, and a predicate**

P(x) = ¬ ( x = 1 ) ∧ ∀ y ( ∃ z ( x = y * z ) => ( y = x ) ∨ ( y = 1 ) )

P(x) = ¬ ( x = 1 ) ∧ ∀ y ( ∃ z ( x = y * z ) => ( y = x ) ∨ ( y = 1 ) )

A : P(x) being true means that x is a prime number

B : P(x) being true means that x is a number other than 1

C : P(x) is always true irrespective of the value of x

D : P(x) being true means that x has exactly two factors other than 1 and x

.

Correct answer is : A

Question 42

**Given i=√-1, what will be the evaluation of the integral**

A : 0

B : 2

C : -i

D : i

.

Correct answer is : D

Question 43

**Consider a database table T containing two columns X and Y each of type integer. After the creation of the table, one record (X= 1, Y=l) is inserted in the table. Let MX and MY denote the respective maximum values of X and Y among all records in the table at any point in time. Using MX and MY, new records are inserted in the table 128 times with X and Y values being MX+1, 2*MY+1 respectively. It may be noted that each time after the insertion, values of MX and MY change. What will be the output of the following SQL query after the steps mentioned above are carried out? SELECT Y FROM T WHERE X=7;**

A : 127

B : 255

C : 129

D : 257

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Correct answer is : A

Question 44

**Consider a finite sequence of random values X = [x1,x2,...xn ]. Let μx be the mean and x σ be the standard deviation of X .Let another finite sequence Y of equal length be derived from this as yi = a* xi + b, where a and b are positive constants. Let μy be the mean and σy be the standard deviation of this sequence. Which one of the following statements is INCORRECT?**

A : Index position of mode of X in X is the same as the index position of mode of Y in Y.

B : Index position of median of X in X is the same as the index position of median of Y in Y.

C : μ

_{y}= aμ

_{x}+ b

D : σ

_{y}= aσ

_{x}+ b

.

Correct answer is : D

Question 45

**A deck of 5 cards (each carrying a distinct number from 1 to 5) is shuffled thoroughly. Two cards are then removed one at a time from the deck. What is the probability that the two cards are selected with the number on the first card being one higher than the number on the second card?**

A : 1/5

B : 4/25

C : 1/4

D : 2/5

.

Correct answer is : A

Solution :

(2,1), (3,2), (4,3), (5,4) Required probability =4/(5*4) = 4/20 = 1/5

Question 46

**Consider the following table of arrival time and burst time for three processes P0, P1 and P2.**

Process Arrival time Burst Time P0 0 ms 9 ms P1 1 ms 4 ms P2 2 ms 9 msThe pre-emptive shortest job first scheduling algorithm is used. Scheduling is carried out only at arrival or completion of processes. What is the average waiting time for the three processes?

A : 5.0 ms

B : 4.33 ms

C : 6.33 ms

D : 7.33 ms

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Correct answer is : A

Question 47

**Consider evaluating the following expression tree on a machine with load-store architecture in which memory can be accessed only through load and store instructions. The variables a, b, c, d and e are initially stored in memory. The binary operators used in this expression tree can be evaluated by the machine only when the operands are in registers. The instructions produce result only in a register. If no intermediate results can be stored in memory, what is the minimum number of registers needed to evaluate this expression?**

A : 2

B : 9

C : 5

D : 3

.

Correct answer is : D

Question 48

**Consider the following recursive C function that takes two arguments**

unsigned int foo ( unsigned int n, unsigned int r ) {

if (n > 0 ) return (n%r) + foo ( n / r, r )) ;

else return 0;

}

What is the return value of the function foo when it is called as foo (513, 2)?

unsigned int foo ( unsigned int n, unsigned int r ) {

if (n > 0 ) return (n%r) + foo ( n / r, r )) ;

else return 0;

}

What is the return value of the function foo when it is called as foo (513, 2)?

A : 9

B : 8

C : 5

D : 2

.

Correct answer is : D

Question 49

**Consider the following recursive C function that takes two arguments**

unsigned int foo ( unsigned int n, unsigned int r ) {

if (n > 0 ) return (n%r) + foo ( n / r, r )) ;

else return 0;

}

What is the return value of the function foo when it is called as foo (345, 10)?

unsigned int foo ( unsigned int n, unsigned int r ) {

if (n > 0 ) return (n%r) + foo ( n / r, r )) ;

else return 0;

}

What is the return value of the function foo when it is called as foo (345, 10)?

A : 345

B : 12

C : 5

D : 3

.

Correct answer is : B

Question 50

**Consider the following circuit involving three D-type flip-flops used in a certain type of counter configuration.**

If all the flip-flops were reset to 0 at power on, what is the total number of distinct outputs (states) represented by PQR generated by the counter?

If all the flip-flops were reset to 0 at power on, what is the total number of distinct outputs (states) represented by PQR generated by the counter?

A : 3

B : 4

C : 5

D : 6

.

Correct answer is : B

Solution :

So Total number of distinct outputs is 4

Question 51

**Consider the following circuit involving three D-type flip-flops used in a certain type of counter configuration.**

If at some instance prior to the occurrence of the clock edge, P. Q and R have a value 0, 1 and 0 respectively, what shall be the value of PQR after the clock edge?

If at some instance prior to the occurrence of the clock edge, P. Q and R have a value 0, 1 and 0 respectively, what shall be the value of PQR after the clock edge?

A : 000

B : 001

C : 010

D : 011

.

Correct answer is : D

Solution :

In the table if first state is 010 next State is 011

Question 52

**An undirected graph G(V,E) contains n ( n >2 ) nodes named v1 , v2 ,....vn . Two nodes vi , vj are connected if and only if 0 < |i - j| <= 2. Each edge ( vi ,vj ) is assigned a weight i + j. A sample graph with n = 4 is shown below.**

What will be the cost of the minimum spanning tree (MST) of such a graph with n nodes?

What will be the cost of the minimum spanning tree (MST) of such a graph with n nodes?

A : 1/12 (11n

^{2}-5n)

B : n

^{2}-n +1

C : 6n -11

D : 2n +1

.

Correct answer is : B

Question 53

**An undirected graph G(V,E) contains n ( n >2 ) nodes named v1 , v2 ,....vn . Two nodes vi , vj are connected if and only if 0 < |i - j| <= 2. Each edge ( vi ,vj ) is assigned a weight i + j. A sample graph with n = 4 is shown below.**

The length of the path from v5 to v6 in the MST of previous question with n = 10 is

The length of the path from v5 to v6 in the MST of previous question with n = 10 is

A : 11

B : 25

C : 31

D : 41

.

Correct answer is : C

Solution :

12 + 8 + 4 + 3 + 6 + 10 = 31

Question 54

**Consider a network with five nodes, N1 to N5, as shown below**

The net work uses a Distance Vector Routing protocol. Once the routes have stabilized, the distance vectors at different nodes are as following

N1: (0,1,7,8,4)

N2 : (1,0,6,7,3)

N3: (7,6,0,2,6)

N4 : (8,7,2,0,4)

N5 : (4,3,6, 4,0)

Each distance vector is the distance of the best known path at that instance to nodes, N1 to N5, where the distance to itself is 0. Also, all links are symmetric and the cost is identical in both directions. In each round, all nodes exchange their distance vectors with their respective neighbors. Then all nodes update their distance vectors. In between two rounds, any change in cost of a link will cause the two incident nodes to change only that entry in their distance vectors

The cost of link N2-N3 reduces to 2 in (both directions). After the next round of updates, what will be the new distance vector at node, N3?

The net work uses a Distance Vector Routing protocol. Once the routes have stabilized, the distance vectors at different nodes are as following

N1: (0,1,7,8,4)

N2 : (1,0,6,7,3)

N3: (7,6,0,2,6)

N4 : (8,7,2,0,4)

N5 : (4,3,6, 4,0)

Each distance vector is the distance of the best known path at that instance to nodes, N1 to N5, where the distance to itself is 0. Also, all links are symmetric and the cost is identical in both directions. In each round, all nodes exchange their distance vectors with their respective neighbors. Then all nodes update their distance vectors. In between two rounds, any change in cost of a link will cause the two incident nodes to change only that entry in their distance vectors

The cost of link N2-N3 reduces to 2 in (both directions). After the next round of updates, what will be the new distance vector at node, N3?

A : (3. 2, 0, 2, 5)

B : (3, 2, 0, 2, 6)

C : (7, 2, 0, 2, 5)

D : (7, 2, 0, 2, 6)

.

Correct answer is : A

Question 55

**Consider a network with five nodes, N1 to N5, as shown below**

The net work uses a Distance Vector Routing protocol. Once the routes have stabilized, the distance vectors at different nodes are as following

N1: (0,1,7,8,4)

N2 : (1,0,6,7,3)

N3: (7,6,0,2,6)

N4 : (8,7,2,0,4)

N5 : (4,3,6, 4,0)

Each distance vector is the distance of the best known path at that instance to nodes, N1 to N5, where the distance to itself is 0. Also, all links are symmetric and the cost is identical in both directions. In each round, all nodes exchange their distance vectors with their respective neighbors. Then all nodes update their distance vectors. In between two rounds, any change in cost of a link will cause the two incident nodes to change only that entry in their distance vectors

After the update in the previous question, the link N1-N2 goes down. N2 will reflect this change immediately in its distance vector as cost, infinite . After the NEXT ROUND of update, what will be the cost to N1 in the distance vector of N3?

The net work uses a Distance Vector Routing protocol. Once the routes have stabilized, the distance vectors at different nodes are as following

N1: (0,1,7,8,4)

N2 : (1,0,6,7,3)

N3: (7,6,0,2,6)

N4 : (8,7,2,0,4)

N5 : (4,3,6, 4,0)

Each distance vector is the distance of the best known path at that instance to nodes, N1 to N5, where the distance to itself is 0. Also, all links are symmetric and the cost is identical in both directions. In each round, all nodes exchange their distance vectors with their respective neighbors. Then all nodes update their distance vectors. In between two rounds, any change in cost of a link will cause the two incident nodes to change only that entry in their distance vectors

After the update in the previous question, the link N1-N2 goes down. N2 will reflect this change immediately in its distance vector as cost, infinite . After the NEXT ROUND of update, what will be the cost to N1 in the distance vector of N3?

A : 3

B : 9

C : 10

D : infinite

.

Correct answer is : C

Solution :

N3 has neighbors N2 and N4

N2 has made entry infinite

N4 has the distance of 8 to N1

N3 has the distance of 2 to N4

So 2 + 8 = 10

Question 56

**If Log (P) = (1/2)Log (Q) = (1/3) Log (R), then which of the following options is TRUE?**

A : P^ 2 = Q^3 * R^2

B : Q^2 = PR

C : Q^2 = R^3 P

D : R = P^2 Q^2

.

Correct answer is : B

Question 57

**Choose the most appropriate word(s) from the options given below to complete the following sentence. I contemplated________Singapore for my vacation but decided against it.**

A : To visit

B : having to visit

C : visiting

D : for a visit

.

Correct answer is : C

Solution :

Contemplate is a transitive verb and hence is followed by a gerund Hence the correct usage of contemplate is verb+ ing form.

Question 58

**Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. If you are trying to make a strong impression on your audience, you cannot do so by being understated, tentative or_____________.**

A : Hyperbolic

B : Restrained

C : Argumentative

D : Indifferent

.

Correct answer is : B

Solution :

The tone of the sentence clearly indicates a word that is similar to understated is needed for the blank. Alternatively, the word should be antonym of strong (fail to make strong impression). Therefore, the best choice is restrained which means controlled/reserved/timid.

Question 59

**Choose the word from the options given below that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word: Amalgamate**

A : Merge

B : Split

C : Collect

D : Separate

.

Correct answer is : B

Solution :

Amalgamate means combine or unite to form one organization or structure. So the best option here is split. Separate on the other hand, although a close synonym, it is too general to be the best antonym in the given question while Merge is the synonym; Collect is not related.

Question 60

**Which of the following options is the closest in the meaning to the word below: Inexplicable**

A : Incomprehensible

B : Indelible

C : Inextricable

D : Infallible

.

Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Inexplicable means not explicable; that cannot be explained, understood, or accounted for. So the best synonym here is incomprehensible.

Question 61

**P, Q, R and S are four types of dangerous microbes recently found in a human habitat. The area of each circle with its diameter printed in brackets represents the growth of a single microbe surviving human immunity system within 24 hours of entering the body. The danger to human beings varies proportionately with the toxicity, potency and growth attributed to a microbe shown in the figure below**

A pharmaceutical company is contemplating the development of a vaccine against the most dangerous microbe. Which microbe should the company target in its first attempt?

A pharmaceutical company is contemplating the development of a vaccine against the most dangerous microbe. Which microbe should the company target in its first attempt?

A : P

B : Q

C : R

D : S

.

Correct answer is : D

Question 62

**In th previous question , The variable cost (V) of manufacturing a product varies according to the equation V= 4q, where q is the quantity produced. The fixed cost (F) of production of same product reduces with q according to the equation F = 100/q. How many units should be produced to minimize the total cost (V+F)?**

A : 5

B : 4

C : 7

D : 6

.

Correct answer is : A

Solution :

Checking with all options in formula: (4q+100/q) i.e. (V+F). Option A gives the minimum cost.

Question 63

**A transporter receives the same number of orders each day. Currently, he has some pending orders (backlog) to be shipped. If he uses 7 trucks, then at the end of the 4th day he can clear all the orders. Alternatively, if he uses only 3 trucks, then all the orders are cleared at the end of the 10th day. What is the minimum number of trucks required so that there will be no pending order at the end of the 5th day?**

A : 4

B : 5

C : 6

D : 7

.

Correct answer is : C

Solution :

Let each truck carry 100 units. 2800 = 4n + e where n = normal & 3000 = 10n + e where e = excess/pending therefore solving the two equations we get : n=100/3 & e=8000/3 . 5days :- 500x = 5.100/3 + 8000/3 :- x>5 :- Minimum possible = 6

Question 64

**A container originally contains 10 litres of pure spirit. From this container 1 litre of spirit is replaced with 1 litre of water. Subsequently, 1 litre of the mixture is again replaced with 1 litre of water and this process is repeated one more time. How much spirit is now left in the container?**

A : 7.85 l

B : 7.84 l

C : 7 l

D : 7.29 l

.

Correct answer is : D

Solution :

10((10-1)/10)^3 = 10(9/10)^3 = 729/1000 = 729*10/1000 = 7.29 l

Question 65

**Few school curricula include a unit on how to deal with bereavement and grief, and yet all students at some point in their lives suffer from losses through death and parting. Based on the above passage which topic would not be included in a unit on bereavement?**

A : how to write a letter of condolence

B : what emotional stages are passed through in the healing process

C : what the leading causes of death are

D : how to give support to a grieving friend

.

Correct answer is : C

Solution :

The given passage clearly deals with how to deal with bereavement and grief and so after the tragedy occurs and not about precautions. Therefore, irrespective of the causes of death, a school student rarely gets into details of causes—which is beyond the scope of the context. Rest all are important in dealing with grief.

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