VITEEE Examination Previous Year Question Paper 2021 With Answer Key



1. The distance of the centres of moon and earth is D. The mass of earth is 81 times the mass of the moon. At what distance from the centre of the earth, the gravitational force will be zero?

(a)   D/2

(b)   2D/3

(c)   4D/3

(d)   9D/10

Answer: (d)

2. Two wires A and B are of the same material. Their lengths are in the ratio of 1 : 2 and the diameter are in the ratio 2 : 1. If they are pulled by the same force, then increase in length will be in the ratio of

(a)   2 : 1

(b)   1 : 4

(c)   1 : 8

(d)   8 : 1

Answer: (c)

3. If x = at + bt2, where x is the distance travelled by the body in kilometers while t is the time in seconds, then the unit of b is

(a)   km/s

(b)   kms

(c)   km/s2

(d)   kms2           

Answer: (c)

4. A soap bubble of radius r1 is placed on another soap bubble of radius r2(r1 < r2). The radius R of the soapy film separating the two bubbles is

Answer: (c)

5. A charge q is moving with a velocity v parallel to a magnetic field B. Force on the charge due to magnetic field is

(a)   q v B

(b)   q B/v

(c)   zero

(d)   B v/q

Answer: (c)

6. Two spheres A and B of masses m and 2m and radii 2R and R respectively are placed in contact as shown. The COM of the system lies

(a)   inside A

(b)   inside B

(c)   at  the point of contact

(d)   None of these

Answer: (c)

7. Identify the correct statement.

(a)   Static friction depends on the area of contact

(b)   Kinetic friction depends on the area of contact

(c)   Coefficient of kinetic friction is more than the coefficient of static friction

(d)   Coefficient of kinetic friction is less than the coefficient of static friction

Answer: (d)

8. The distance travelled by a particle starting from rest and moving with an acceleration 4/3 ms2, in the third second is:

(a)   6m

(b)   4m

(c)   10/3 m

(d)   19/3 m

Answer: (c)

9. Photoelectric work function of a metal is 1 eV. Light of wavelength λ = 3000 Å falls on it. The photo electrons come out with a maximum velocity of :

(a)   10 metres/sec

(b)   102 metres/sec

(c)   104 metres/sec

(d)   106 metres/sec

Answer: (d)

10. The coefficient of apparent expansion of mercury in a glass vessel is 153 × 106/°C and in a steel vessel is 144 × 106/° If α for steel is 12 106/°C, then that of glass is

(a)   9 × 106/°C

(b)   6 × 106/°C

(c)   36 × 106/°C

(d)   27 × 106/°C

Answer: (a)

11. A step-up transformer operates on a 230 V line and supplies a load of 2 ampere. The ratio of the primary and secondary windings is 1 : 25. The current in the primary is

(a)   15 A

(b)   50 A

(c)   25 A

(d)   12.5 A

Answer: (b)

12. Two bodies of same mass are projected with the same velocity at an angle 30° and 60° The ratio of their horizontal ranges will be

(a)   1 : 1

(b)   1 : 2

(c)   1 : 3

(d)   2 : √2

Answer: (a)

13. Two point charges +3 μC and +8 μC repel each other with a force of 40 N. If a charge of −5 μC is added to each of them, then the force between them will become

(a)   −10N

(b)   +10N

(c)   +20N

(d)   −20N

Answer: (a)

14. A sphere rolls down on an inclined plane of inclination θ. What is the acceleration as the sphere reaches the bottom?

Answer: (a)

15. A given ray of light suffers minimum deviation in an equilateral prism P. Additional prisms Q and R of identical shape and of same material as that of P are now combined as shown in figure. The ray will now suffer

(a)   greater deviation

(b)   no deviation

(c)   same deviation as before

(d)   total internal reflection

Answer: (c)

16. The current in the 1Ω resistor shown in the circuit is

(a)   2/3 A

(b)   3 A

(c)   6 A

(d)   2 A

Answer: (d)

17. The root mean square velocity of hydrogen molecules at 300 K is 1930 metre/sec. Then the r.m.s velocity of oxygen molecules at 1200 K will be

(a)   482.5 metre/sec

(b)   965 metre/sec

(c)   1930 metre/sec

(d)   3860 metre/sec

Answer: (b)

18. Lenz’s law gives

(a)   the magnitude of the induced e.m.f.

(b)   the direction of the induced current

(c)   both the magnitude and direction of the induced current

(d)   the magnitude of the induced current

Answer: (b)

19. A parallel plate capacitor with air between the plates has a capacitance of 8 pF. Calculate the capacitance if the distance between the plates is reduced by half and the space between them is filled with a substance of dielectric constant. (k = 6)

(a)   72 pF

(b)   81 pF

(c)   84 pF

(d)   96 pF

Answer: (d)

20. For a particle executing S.H.M. the displacement x is given by x = A cos ω Identify the graph which represents the variation of potential energy (P.E.) as a function of time t and displacement x.

(a)   I, III

(b)   II, IV

(c)   II, III

(d)   I, IV

Answer: (a)

21. A radioactive sample contains 103 kg each of two nuclear species A and B with half-life 4 days and 8 days respectively. The ratio of the amounts of A and B after a period of 16 days is

(a)   1 : 2

(b)   4 : 1

(c)   1 : 4

(d)   2 : 1

Answer: (c)

22. A string of 7 m length has a mass of 0.035 kg. If tension in the string is 60.5 N, then speed of a wave on the string is

(a)   77 m/s

(b)   102 m/s

(c)   110 m/s

(d)   165 m/s

Answer: (c)

23. The following circuit represents

(a)   OR gate

(b)   AND gate

(c)   NAND gate

(d)   None of these

Answer: (d)

24. A straight section PQ of a circuit lies along the X-axis from x = −a/2 to x = a/2 and carries a steady current i. The magnetic field due to the section PQ at a point = +a will be

(a)   proportional to a

(b)   proportional to a2

(c)   proportional to 1/a

(d)   zero

Answer: (d)

25. A source producing sound of frequency 170 Hz is approaching a stationary observer with a velocity 17 ms1. The apparent change in the wavelength of sound heard by the observer is (speed of sound in air = 340 ms1)

(a)   0.1 m

(b)   0.2 m

(c)   0.4 m

(d)   0.5 m

Answer: (a)


26. Consider the following reactions:

NaCl + K2Cr2O7 (Conc.) → (A) + Side products

(A) + NaOH → (B) + Side products

(B) + H2SO4 (dilute) + H2O2 → (C) + Side products

The sum of the total number of atoms in one molecule each of (A), (B) and (C) is ______.

(a)   18

(b)   15

(c)   21

(d)   20

Answer: (a)

27. Xenon hexafluoride on partial hydrolysis produces compounds ‘X’ and ‘Y’. Compounds ‘X’, ‘Y’ and the oxidation state of Xe are respectively :

(a)   XeOF4(+6) and XeO3(+6)

(b)   XeO2(+4) and XeO3 (+6)

(c)   XeOF4(+6) and XeO2F2(+6)

(d)   XeO2F2(+6) and XeO2(+4)

Answer: (c)

28. The edge length of unit cell of a metal having molecular weight 75 g/mol is 5 Å which crystallizes in cubic lattice. If the density is 2g/cc then find the radius of metal atom. (NA = 6 × 1023). Give the answer in pm.

(a)   217 pm

(b)   210 pm

(c)   220 pm

(d)   205 pm

Answer: (a)

29. Consider the following statements :

(I) Increase in concentration of reactant increases the rate of a zero order reaction.

(II) Rate constant k is equal to collision frequency A if Ea = 0.

(III) Rate constant k is equal to collision frequency A if Ea = ∞.

(IV) In k vs T is a straight line.

(V) In k vs 1/T is a straight line.

Correct statements are

(a)   I and IV

(b)   II and V

(c)   III and IV

(d)   II and III

Answer: (b)

30. To deposit 0.634 g of copper by electrolysis of aqueous cupric sulphate solution, the amount of electricity required (in coulombs) is

(a)   1930

(b)   3960

(c)   4825

(d)   9650

Answer: (a)

31. In the following skew conformation of ethane, Hʹ−C−C−Hʹʹ dihedral angle is :

(a)   58°

(b)   149°

(c)   151°

(d)   120°

Answer: (b)

32. What is the product of following reaction?

Answer: (d)

33. In the following sequence of reactions,

the compound D is

(a)   propanal     

(b)   butanal

(c)   n-butyl alcohol

(d)   n-propyl alcohol.

Answer: (d)

34. Which of the following reactions can produce aniline as main product?

(a)   C6H5NO2 + Zn/KOH

(b)   C6H5NO2 + Zn/NH4Cl

(c)   C6H5NO2 + LiAlH4

(d)   C6H5NO2 + Zn/HCl

Answer: (d)

35. Secondary structure of protein refers to

(a)   mainly denatured proteins and structure of prosthetic groups

(b)   three-dimensional structure, especially the bond between amino acid residues that are distinct from each other in the polypeptide chain

(c)   linear sequence of amino acid residues in the polypeptide chain

(d)   regular folding patterns of continuous portions of the polypeptide chain

Answer: (d)

36. The increasing order for the values of e/m (charge/mass) is

(a)   e, p, n, α

(b)   n, p, e, α

(c)   n, p, α, e

(d)   n, α, p, e

Answer: (d)

37. In which of the following pairs both the ions are coloured in aqueous solutions?

(a)   Sc3+, Ti3+

(b)   Sc3+, Co2+

(c)   Ni2+, Cu+

(d)   Ni2+, Ti3+

Answer: (d)

38. The total number of possible isomers for square-planar [Pt(Cl)(NO2)(NO3)(SCN)]2 is:

(a)   16

(b)   12

(c)   8

(d)   24

Answer: (b)

39. For the reaction,

2SO2(g) + O2(g) ⇌ 2SO3(g),

∆H = −57.2 kJ mol1 and Kc = 1.7 × 1016

Which of the following statement is INCORRECT?

(a)   The equilibrium constant is large suggestive of reaction going to completion and so no catalyst is required.

(b)   The equilibrium will shift in forward direction as the pressure increases.

(c)   The equilibrium constant decreases as the temperature increases.

(d)   The addition of inert gas at constant volume will not affect the equilibrium constant.

Answer: (a)

40. The half-life of a reaction is inversely proportional to the square of the initial concentration of the reactant. Then the order of the reaction is

(a)   0

(b)   1

(c)   2

(d)   3

Answer: (d)

41. A galvanic cell is set up from electrodes A and B

Electrode A : Cr2O72/Cr3+, E°red = +1.33 V

Electrode B : Fe3+/Fe2+, E°red = 0.77 V

Which of the following statements is false?

(a)   Standard e.m.f of the cell is 0.56 V

(b)   Current will flow from electrode A to B in the external circuit

(c)   A will act as cathode and have positive polarity

(d)   None of these

Answer: (d)

42. Keto-enol tautomerism is observed in :

Answer: (d)

43. In a set of reactions, ethylbenzene yield a product D.

Answer: (d)

44. What will be the final product in the following reaction sequence –

(a)   CH3CH2CONH2

(b)   CH3CH2COBr

(c)   CH3CH2NH2

(d)   CH3CH2CH2NH2

Answer: (c)

45. In a set of reactions acetic acid yielded a product D.

The structure of (D) would be –

Answer: (d)

46. In fructose, the possible optical isomers are

(a)   12

(b)   8

(c)   16

(d)   4

Answer: (b)

47. The position of both, an electron and a helium atom is known within 1.0 nm. Further the momentum of the electron is known within 5.0 × 1026 kg ms1. The minimum uncertainty in the measurement of the momentum of the helium atom is

(a)   50 kg ms1

(b)   80 kg ms1

(c)   8.0 × 1026 kg ms1

(d)   5.0 × 1026 kg ms1

Answer: (d)

48. The value of log10K for a reaction A ⇌ B is

(Given : ∆r298 K = −54.07 kJ mol1,

r298K = 10 JK1 mol1 and R = 8.314 JK1 mol1; 2.303 × 8.314 × 298 = 5705)

(a)   5

(b)   10

(c)   95

(d)   100

Answer: (b)

49. If C(s) + O2(g) → CO2(g); ∆H = R and

then heat of formation of CO is:

(a)   R + S

(b)   R – S

(c)   R × S

(d)   S – R

Answer: (b)

50. Which of the following compounds does not follow Markownikoff’s law?

(a)   CH3CH = CH2

(b)   CH2CHCl

(c)   CH3CH = CHCH3

(d)   None

Answer: (c)


51. The value of c in Rolle’s Theorem for the function f(x) = ex sin x, x ∈ [0, π] is

(a)   π/6

(b)   π/4

(c)   π/2

(d)   3π/4

Answer: (d)

52. The equations 2x + 3y + 4 = 0; 3x + 4y + 6 = 0 and 4x + 5y + 8 = 0 are

(a)   consistent with unique solution

(b)   inconsistent

(c)   consistent with infinitely many solutions

(d)   None of the above

Answer: (a)

53. The shortest distance between the lines x = y + 2 = 6z – 6 and x + 1 = 2y = −12z is

(a)   1/2

(b)   2

(c)   1

(d)   3/2

Answer: (b)

54. If the tangent at P(1, 1) on y2 = x(2 – x)2 meets the curve again at Q, then Q is

(a)   (2, 2)

(b)   (−1, −2)

(c)   (9/4, 3/8)

(d)   None of these

Answer: (c)

55. If  then at x = 0, f(x)

(a)   has no limit

(b)   is discontinuous

(c)   is continuous but not differentiable

(d)   is differentiable

Answer: (b)

56. Radius of the circle (x + 5)2 + (y – 3)2 = 36 is

(a)   2

(b)   3

(c)   6

(d)   5

Answer: (c)

57. If  and  is equal to :

Answer: (b)

58. If (−4, 5) is one vertex and 7x – y + 8 = 0 is one diagonal of a square, then the equation of second diagonal is

(a)   x + 3y = 21

(b)   2x – 3y = 7

(c)   x + 7y = 31

(d)   2x + 3y = 21

Answer: (c)

59. p ⇒ q can also be written as

(a)   p ⇒ ~ q

(b)   ~p ⋁ q

(c)   ~ q ⇒ ~ p

(d)   None of these

Answer: (b)

60. Let  then

(a)   f(x) = √x

(b)   f(x) = x3/2 and g(x) = sin1x

(c)   f(x) = x2/3

(d)   None of these

Answer: (b)

61. Which one of the following is an infinite set?

(a)   The set of human beings on the earth

(b)   The set of water drops in a glass of water

(c)   The set of trees in a forest

(d)   The set of all primes

Answer: (d)

62. The domain of the function


(a)   [2, 3]

(b)   [−2, 4]

(c)   [−2, 2] ⋃ [3, 4]

(d)   [−2, 1] ⋃ [2, 4]

Answer: (c)

63. Area bounded by the curve y = log x and the coordinate axes is

(a)   2

(b)   1

(c)   5

(d)   2√2

Answer: (b)

64. The angle of intersection to the curve y = x2, 6y = 7 – x3 at(1, 1) is :

(a)   π/2

(b)   π/4

(c)   π/3

(d)   π

Answer: (a)

65. Angle formed by the positive Y-axis and the tangent to y = x2 + 4x – 17 at (5/2, −3/4) is

(a)   tan1 9



(d)   π/2

Answer: (b)

66. The value of  is

(a)   12

(b)   2

(c)   8

(d)   16

Answer: (d)

67. The relation R defined on the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} by R = {(x, y) : |x2 – y2| < 16} is given by

(a)   {(1, 1), (2, 1), (3, 1), (4, 1), (2, 3)}

(b)   {(2, 2), (3, 2), (4, 2), (2, 4)}

(c)   {(3, 3), (4, 3), (5, 4), (3, 4)}

(d)   None of these

Answer: (d)


Answer: (a)

69. The value of tan1 (1) + tan1(0) + tan1(2) + tan1(3) is equal to

(a)   π

(b)   5π/4

(c)   π/2

(d)   None of these

Answer: (a)

70. In a culture the bacteria count is 1,00,000. The number is increased by 10% in 2 hours. In how many hours will the count reach 2,00,000 if the rate of growth of bacteria is proportional to the number present.

Answer: (b)

71. What is the angle between the two straight lines y = (2 – √3)x + 5 and y = (2 + √3) x – 7?

(a)   60°

(b)   45°

(c)   30°

(d)   15°

Answer: (a)

72. If the angle θ between the line  and the plane 2x – y + √λz + 4 = 0 is such that sin θ = 1/3 then the value of λ is

(a)   5/3

(b)   −3/5

(c)   3/4

(d)   −4/3

Answer: (a)

73. The distance of the point (−5, −5, −10) from the point of intersection of the line  and the plane  is

(a)   13

(b)   12

(c)   4√15

(d)   10√2

Answer: (a)

74. is equal to :

(a)   √3

(b)   1/√3

(c)   3√3/2

(d)   1/2√3

Answer: (a)

75. If  then x ∈

(a)   (−5, −2)

(b)   (−1, ∞)

(c)   (−5, −2) ∪ (−1, ∞)

(d)   None of these

Answer: (c)


Directions (76-78): Study the paragraph and answer the questions that follow.

A training calendar and schedule for Fire Agency Specialties Team (F.A.S.T) membership is available in this office to all applicants for F.A.S.T. membership. Training will take place the third week of each month. Classes will be taught on Monday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, and Saturday afternoons.

So that the F.A.S.T. can maintain a high level of efficiency and preparedness for emergency response situations, its members must meet certain requirements.

First, in order for you to be considered for membership on F.A.S.T., your department must be a member of the F.A.S.T. organization, and you must have written permission from your fire chief or your department’s highest ranking administrator.

Once active, you must meet further requirements to maintain active status. These include completion of technician-level training and certification in hazardous material (hazmat) operations. In addition, after becoming a member, you must also attend a minimum of 50% of all drills conducted by F.A.S.T. and go to at least one F.A.S.T. conference. You may qualify for alternative credit for drills by proving previous experience in actual hazmat emergency response.

If you fail to meet minimum requirements, you will be considered inactive, and the director of your team will be notified. You will be placed back on active status only after you complete the training necessary to meet the minimum requirements.

76. Potential F.A.S.T. members can attend less than half of F.A.S.T. drills if they

(a)   complete technician-level training requirements.

(b)   indicate prior real emergency experience.

(c)   receive permission from their fire chief.

(d)   enroll in three weekly training sessions.

Answer: (b)

77. Which of the following is the main subject of the passage?

(a)   preparing for hazmat certification

(b)   the main goal of F.A.S.T.

(c)   completing F.A.S.T. membership requirements

(d)   learning about your department’s F.A.S.T. membership

Answer: (c)

78. Applicants must be available for training

(a)   three days each months.

(b)   three days each week.

(c)   every third month.

(d)   for 50% of classes.

Answer: (a)

79. Jatin starting from a fixed point, goes 15 m towards North and then after turning to his right, he goes 15 m. Then, he goes 10 m, 15 m and 15 m after turning to his left each time. How far is he from this starting point?

(a)   15 m

(b)   5 m

(c)   10 m

(d)   20 m

Answer: (c)

80. Examine the following statements:

(1) All members of Mohan’s family are honest.

(2) Some members of Mohan’s family are not employed.

(3) Some employed persons are not honest.

(4) Some hones persons are not employed.

Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?

(a)   All members of Mohan’s family are employed

(b)   The employed members of Mohan’s family are honest

(c)   The honest members of Mohan’s family are not employed

(d)   The employed member of Mohan’s family are not honest

Answer: (b)

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