GATE AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (AG) 2009 Question Paper
Duration : Three Hours
Maximum Marks :100
Read the following instructions carefully.
1. This question paper contains 16 printed pages including pages for rough work. Please check all pages and
report discrepancy, if any.
2. Write your registration number, your name and name of the examination centre at the specified locations
on the right half of the Optical Response Sheet (ORS).
3. Using HB pencil, darken the appropriate bubble under each digit of your registration number and the letters corresponding to your paper code.
4. All questions in this paper are of objective type.
5. Questions must be answered on Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble (marked A, B, C, D) using HB pencil against the question number on the left hand side of the ORS. Each question has only one correct answer. In case you wish to change an answer, erase the old answer completely. More than one answer bubbled against a question will be treated as an incorrect response.
6. There are a total of 60 guestions caging 100 marks. Questions 1 through 20 are l-mark questions, questions 2l through 60 are 2-rnark questions.
7. Questions 51 through 56 (3 pairs) are common data questions and question pairs (57, 58) and (59, 60) are linked answer questions. The answer to the second question of the above 2 pairs depends on the answer to the first question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is un-attempted. then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated.
8. Un-attempted questions will carry zero marks.
9. Wrong answers will carry NEGATIVE marks. For Q.1 to Q.20, % mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. For Q. 21 to Q. 56, 56 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The question pairs (Q.57, Q.58), and (Q.59, Q.60) are questions with linked answers. There will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question of the linked answer question pair i.e. for Q.57 and Q.59, % mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking for Q.58 and Q.60.
10. Calculator (without data connectivity) is allowed in the examination hall.
11. Charts, graph sheets or tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall.
12. Rough work can be done on the question paper itself. Additionally, blank pages are given at the end of the question paper for rough work.
Q.No 1 to Q.No 20 Carry one Mark Each
Q.7 The type of gasilier which produces nearly tar free producer gas is
(A) counter current gasifier (B) co-current gasitier
(C) cross—draught gasifier (D) fluidized bed gasifier
Q.8 As per BIS standard, the power tests for tractor PTO includes
(A) Maximum power, varying load and varying speed tests
(B) Varying speed and maximum power tests
(C) Varying load and varying speed tests
(D) Varying load and maximum power tests
Q.9 The initial cost of a tractor is Rs. 4,00,000. The annual rate of depreciation is 15%. Following declining balance method, the value of the tractor at the end of 6th year is
(A) Rs. 40,000 (B) Rs. 1,51,000
(C) Rs. 1,76,000 (D) Rs. 2,01,000
Q.10 The diameter of an undeflected tractor wheel fitted with 13.6 — 28, 12 PR tyre with an aspect ratio of
(A) 0.99 m (B) 1.05 m
(C) 1.23 m (D) 1.40 m
Q.11 Line of sight through the leveling instrument is called
(A) Backsight (B) Foresight
(C) Line of collimation (D) Sight of collimation
Q.l2 In a reciprocal leveling, the level set up close to point P gave readings of 1.6 m and 0.8 m at stations P and Q respectively. The readings obtained by setting up the level close to point Q were 1.4 m and 0.5 m on stations P and Q respectively. Total error of collimation, curvature and refraction in m is
(A) 0.05 (B) 0.10
(C) 0.55 (D) 0.85
Q. 13 The empirical method for computing the consumptive use of a crop using the mean monthly temperature a.nd day light hours is
(A) Thomthwaite (B) Blaney Criddle
(C) Hargreaves (D) Lowry Johnson
Q.14 The nature of 1-1ooghoudt`s equation for drain spacing is
(A) Parabolic (B) Hyperbolic
(C) Elliptic (D) Circular
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