SAIL MT EXAM 23rd MARCH 2014 – SAIL Question and answers
Technical Section

Operation reasearch and industrial engineering (asked the most by sail)


– queuing theory kendall’s notation
– computer integrated manufacturing comprises of?
– dummy activity used for?
– slack time
– crashing theory
– eoq level if demand doubled and order cost halved
– at break even sales= total cost
– p/v ratio
– abc analysis
– transportation problem
– reorder level
– arrival is poisson distribution in queuing theory
– normal time calculation from allowances and standard time
– value analysis
– full form of fms
– for scheduling of jobs- gantt chart
– ratio of average processing time/number of jobs
– mean absolute deviation used for forecast error
– correlation used in?
– quantitative and qualitative techniques in delphi etc
– some unknown manufacturing termed questions :p


Ic engines


– osha technique of oxygen content as hazardous and safetyTheory of machines

– kinematic pair is having relative motion
– spiral gears- non parallel non intersecting
– transmissbility ratio  when frequency ratio is 0.5
– in roller cam..follower oscillates in which direction?
– degree of freedom of a vibrating beam
– number of nodes if a shaft is having two rotors at its ends
– position of centre of gravity in a cone from its base



– carnot engine depends on temperature limits only
– steady flow reversible adiabatic process is




– shaft hole basis system
– autocollimator is used for?
– what is perisitic error
– friction welding is a solid state process
– gas tungsten uses non consumable electrodes
– acetlene used 10 lites..what is amout of oxygen used
– which metal adding to iron improves casting?
– cast iron is brittle in nature


Heat mass transfer


– weins displacement relation
– plank’s law si unit
– kaplan turbine is axial flow
– which of the following is dangerous for a ship? Rolling ,pitching, waving, yatching
– printer ink is thixotropic fluid
– bouyancy can be found by archimedes principle
– hydraulic ram used for?
– for orifice of sharp edges the coefficient of velocity reduces to ?
– for high head impulse turbine is used


Strength of materials

– radial force acting on the inner surface of a thick cylinder subjected to internal pressure p?
– d is the displacement of a simply supported beam..if the load is doubled,,then displacement is?
– impact factor is twice the gradual load factor
– loading to be done at what distance in a circular bar in order to attain no tension
– what causes to fail material before yeild point? Creep, straining,tempering ?
– tool materials and machines must be of what nature? Elastic,plastic, ductile or malleable
Non technical : General knowledge


– nobel prizes 2012
– wildlife sancuaries
– chairperson of rajya sabha
– raman magasyase award related to ?
– amartya sen awarded with?
– inventor of dynamite
– inventor of electric generator
– a buddhist temple of mp
– a xyz book on freedom written by a freedom fighter?
– a xyz book related to kashmir written by?
– folk dance of kerela
– bharatnatyam oroginated in which state?
– first indian woman to win olympics medal
– first chief justice of india
– united nations organisation foundation year
– bharatpur national park
– an xyz is satellite of which planet?
– milky way is spiral shaped


– fill in the blanks
– articles- a an the
– prepositions
– synonyms
– an easy lengthy passage but easy questions
Reasoning and aptitude
– man days questions- a is twice efficient as b, find days taken by b alone?

– a and b take 20 days.. B and c take 30 days.. B alone takes 10 days.. How many days will a and c          take? (around 3-4 questions)- 2 men 4 women complete in 10 days.. 3 men 5 women complete in 8 days..days taken by 6 men and 6    women?

– 8 pen 6 pencils 3 erasers worth rs 44,,10 pen 8 pencils 4 rubber cost rs 54.. 2 pen 2 pencils 2 rubbers    will cost?- tank filling by pipes questions   (around 3-4 questions)

– simple intrest and compound intrest questions   (around 2-3 ques)


10% students pass in maths..20% in english.. 35% in both..10% fail in both..
– Find total students in class
– Find students passed in either p(aub)= p(a) + p(b) – p(ab)(around 3-4 questions)

– profit loss..
Cp=340 loss 5%…find the sp to gain 10%     (around 2-3 questions)

9 boys a to h… B is left of a.. D & f are adjacent to e..etc etc..
-Find the middle boy
-Find the extreme ended boys
-Who is two left to c?


-blood relations questions


Salary (a+b)= salary (c+d)
Salary (a+c)> salary (b+d)
-Who has maximum salary?
-Who has the least?


2 given statements..
I & ii
Conclusion: …..1- i alone can conclude
2- ii alone can conclude
3- both can conclude
4- none can conclude   (around 4-5 questions)

– height questions- speed distance questions (train & platform)

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