BEL Probationary Engineer(Electronics) Written Test Questions

BEL Probationary Engineer(Electronics) Written Test Questions

BEL Technical Questions

1. What is the resolution of a digital-to-analog converter (DAC)?
A. It is the comparison between the actual output of the converter and its expected output.
B. It is the deviation between the ideal straight-line output and the actual output of the converter.
C. It is the smallest analog output change that can occur as a result of an increment in the digital input.
D. It is its ability to resolve between forward and reverse steps when sequenced over its entire range.

2. Mod-6 and mod-12 counters are most commonly used in:
A. frequency counters
B. multiplexed displays
C. digital clocks
D. power consumption meters

3. A series of gradually decreasing sine wave oscillations is called:
A. Ringing
B. slew
C. overshooting
D. undershooting

4. Pinch-off voltage VP for an FET is the drain voltage at which
A. significant drain current starts flowing
B. drain current becomes zero
C. all free charges get removed from the channel
D. avalanche break down takes place

5. Compared to bipolar transistor, a JFET has
A. lower input impedance
B. higher voltage gain
C. higher input impedance and high voltage gain
D. higher input impedance and low voltage gain

6. A common instrument used in troubleshooting a digital circuit is a(n) ________.
A. logic probe
B. oscilloscope
C. pulser
D. all of the above

7. How many valence shell electrons are there in semiconductor atoms?
A. 16
B. 8
C. 4
D. 2

8. Kirchhoff’s current law for parallel circuits states that the:
A. sum of all branch voltages equals zero
B. total circuit resistance is less than the smallest branch resistor
C. sum of currents into a junction is equal to the difference of all the branch currents
D. sum of the total currents flowing out of a junction equals the sum of the total currents flowing into that junction

9. A parallel circuit is also used as a divider for:
A. Conductance
B. voltage
C. power
D. current

10. What is a characteristic of a secondary cell?
A. rechargeability
B. not rechargeable
C. a dry cell
D. non-liquid

11. Telex is a

A Telephone Service between various subscribers

B Tele printer Service between various subscribers

C Television Service between various subscribers

D Telegraph Service between various subscribers

Ans: B

12. Data can be changed from special code to temporal code by using

A. Shift registers
B. counters
C. Combinational circuits
D. A/D converters.

Ans: A

13. In digital ICs, Schottky transistors are preferred over normal transistors because of their

A. Lower Propagation delay.
B. Higher Propagation delay.
C. Lower Power dissipation.
D. Higher Power dissipation.

Ans: A

14. Which TTL logic gate is used for wired ANDing

A. Open collector output
B. Totem Pole
C. Tri state output
D. ECL gates

Ans: A

15. The number of point to point links required in a fully connected network for 50

entities is

A. 1250
B. 1225
C. 2500
D. 50

Ans: C

16. Telephone companies normally provide a voltage of __________to power


A. +24 volts DC
B. -24 volts DC
C. +48 volts DC
D. -48 volts DC.

Ans: D

17. The situation when both transmitter and receiver have to work in tandem is referred

to as

A. parallel
B. serial
C. synchronous
D. asynchronous

Ans: C

18. The ________is a circuit-switched network, while the ______is a packet-switched


A. Telephone, ATM
C. Satellite, Telephone

Ans: A

19. ISDN handles data pertaining to

A. All digital services
B. Speech and Video
C. Computer data only
D. Speech only

20. Typical human voice is centered around ________Hz.

A. 200-400
B. 280-3000
C. 400-600
D. 1400-1800
Ans: B

BEL General Aptitude
1.The smallest value of m, for which 2m+1 is not a prime number, is:
A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

2.The sum of the first 47 terms of the series 1/4+1/5-1/6-1/4-1/5+1/6+1/4+1/5-1/6… is:
A. 0
B. –(1/6)
C. 1/6
D. 1

3.(√5+√3)/(√5-√3) is equal to :
A. 1
B. 2
C. 4-√15
D. 4+√15

4. The height of an equilateral triangle is 10 cm. Its area is :
A. (100/3)cm2
B. 30 cm2
C.100 cm2

5. 1. 6, 24, 60,120, 210

A. 336
B. 366
C. 330
D. 660
Ans: A. 336

6. A cylindrical container has a radius of eight inches with a height of three inches. Compute how many inches should be added to either the radius or height to give the same increase in volume?
A. 13
B. 16/3
C. 11/3
D. 17/3

Ans: B.16/3 inches

Explanation : Let x be the amount of increase. The volume will increase by the same amount if the radius increased or the height is increased.
So, the effect on increasing height is equal to the effect on increasing the radius.
i.e., (22/7)*8*8*(3+x) = (22/7)*(8+x)*(8+x)*3
Solving the quadratic equation we get the x = 0 or 16/3. The possible increase would be by 16/3 inches.

7. 39% of a number exceeds 19% of the same by 48. What is the number ?

B. 260
C. 240
D. 280

8. How big will an angle of one and a half degree look through a glass that magnifies things three times?
A. 1 ½
B. 2 ½
C.3 ½
D. 4 ½
Ans: A. 1 ½ degrees
Explanation : The magnifying glass cannot increase the magnitude of an angle.

9. 12 men take 36 days to do a work while 12 women complete 3/4 th of the same work in 36 days.In how many days 10 men and 8 women together will complete the same work?
A. 6
B. 27
C. 12
D. Data inadequate

10. A is the son of C; C and Q are sisters; Z is the mother of Q and P is the son of Z. Which of the following statements is true?
A. P and A are cousins
B. P is the maternal uncle of A
C. Q is the maternal grandfather of A
D. C and P are sisters

Explanation: C and Q are sisters and A is the son of C. Hence, C is the mother of A or Z is the mother Q.Hence, Z is the maternal grandmother of A. P is the son of Z. Hence, P is the maternal uncle of

11. The total number of digits used in numbering the pages of a book having 366 pages is
A. 732
B. 990
Explanation: Total number of digits= (No. of digits in 1- digit page nos. + No. of digits in 2-digit page nos. + No. of digits in 3- digit page nos.)
= (1 x 9 + 2 x 90 + 3 x 267) = (9 + 180 + 801) = 990

12.  Nitin’s age was equal to square of some number last year and the following year it would be cube of a number. If again Nitin’s age has to be equal to the cube of some number, then for how long he will have to wait?

A. 10
B. 38
C. 39
D. 64
Explanation: Clearly, we have to first find two numbers whose difference is 2 and of which the smaller one is a perfect square and the bigger one a perfect cube.
Such numbers are 25 and 27.
Thus, Nitin is now 26 years old. Since the next perfect cube after 27 is 64,
so required time period = (64 – 26) years = 38 years.

13. QAR, RAS, SAT, TAU, _____
Explanation: In this series, the third letter is repeated as the first letter of the next segment. The middle letter, A, remains static. The third letters are in alphabetical order, beginning with R.

14.If 9+3-5=32,11+6-4=70,then 18+2-4=?
A. 54
B. 36
C. 40

15.”School” is related to “Education” in the same way as “court” is related to
A. Lawyer
B. Criminal
C. Justice

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