SSC JE Basic Electrical Questions (2009 – 2018) Solved (Part-2)

Ques.140. Total capacitance between the points L and M in figure is: (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

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  1. 4.05 μF
  2. 1.45 μF
  3. 1.85 μF
  4. 2.05 μF

Answer.4. 2.05 μF


Total capacitance between point L and N

=2 + 1 = 3μF

Now total capacitance between L and O

= 1 + (3 x 2)/(3 + 2) = 2.2μF

Total capacitance Between L and M

= 1 + (2.2 x 2)/(2.2 + 2) = 2.05μF.


Ques.141. If resistance is 20Ω and inductance is 2H in an RL series circuit, then time constant of this circuit will be (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

  1. 100s
  2. 0.001s
  3. 0.1s
  4. 10s

Answer.3. 0.1s


Time constant of RL series circuit is given by

τ = L/R

τ = 2/20 = 0.1 sec



Ques.142. Determine the voltage at point C shown below with respect to ground (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

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  1. 80 V
  2. 120 V
  3. 40 V
  4. 70 V

Answer.3. 40 V


I = V/R = 120/(100 + 50) = 120/150 = 4/5 A

VCB = 50 x 4/5 = 40 V

Now voltage at ‘c’ w.r.t to ground = Vc

VCB = Vc – Vb

Vc = VCB – VB

= 40 + 0 = 40 V


Ques.143. Three resistors, each of ‘R’ Ω are connected in star. What is the value of equivalent delta connected resistors (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

  1. 3 RΩ
  2. R/2Ω
  3. 2RΩ
  4. R/3Ω

Answer.1. 3R Ω


The value of equivalent delta connected resistor

R1 + R2 + R1R2/R3

since all the resistor are of RΩ

R + R + R2/R = 3RΩ

Ques.144. Superposition theorem can be applied only to (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

  1. Bilateral networks
  2. Linear networks
  3. Non-Linear Networks
  4. Linear Bilateral Networks

Answer.4. Linear Bilateral Networks


The superposition theorem for electrical circuits states that for a linear system the response(voltage or current) in any branch of a bilateral linear circuit having more than one independent source equals the algebraic sum of the responses caused by each independent source acting alone, where all the other independent sources are replaced by their internal impedances

Ques.145. The magnetic field energy in an inductor change from the maximum value to the minimum value in 5 msec when connected to an A.C. source. The frequency of the source is (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

  1. 500 Hz
  2. 20 Hz
  3. 50 Hz
  4. 200 Hz

Answer.3. 50 Hz


Magnetic energy stored in an inductor = LI2/2.

The energy stored is maximum when the current is maximum and energy stored is minimum when the current is minimum (i.e. zero). ln, an a.c. circuit, current goes from the maximum value to zero in T/4 sec. where T is the time period of a.c.

T/4 = 5

T = 20 ms = 20 x 10-3

Frequency  = 1/T = 1/20 x 10-3 = 50 Hz


Ques.146. Two electric bulbs have tungsten filament of the same thickness. If one of them gives 60 W and the other gives 100 W, then (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

  1. 60W and 100 W lamp filaments have equal length
  2. 60 W lamp filament has a shorter length
  3. 100 W lamp filament has the longer length
  4. 60 W lamp filament has a longer length

Answer.4. 60 W lamp filament has a longer length


Let’s suppose the voltage is the same for both the bulb

Power P = V2/R

P = V2A/ρl………………. (since specific resistance  R= ρ (L/A).

L =V2A/ρP

Since both, the filament has the same thickness. So ‘A’ voltage will be same

l ∝ 1/P

Hence Filament of low power will have a longer length.

Note:- If P ↑ R↓ L ↓

For more watt bulb, less resistance will be there so, the length of that bulb will be lower.

Ques.147. A capacitor with no initial charge at t =∞ acts: (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

  1. Open-circuit
  2. Voltage Source
  3. Current Source
  4. Short circuits

Answer.1. Open-circuit


Let us assume the capacitor initially uncharged with the switch opened.

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After the switch is closed, the battery begins to charge the plates of the capacitor and the charge passes through a resistor. As the capacitor is being charged, the circuit carries a changing current. The charging process continues until the capacitor is charged to its maximum equilibrium value, Q = CV, where V is the maximum voltage across the capacitor Once the capacitor is fully charged, the current in the circuit is zero.

The current approaches 0 at t = ∞ because there is no voltage drop across resistor and voltage drop across the capacitor is equal to the battery voltage. Hence at t = ∞ the capacitor acts as an open circuit.


Ques.148. Find R3 for the circuit shown in the figure: (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

Numerical 83

  1. 25 MΩ
  2. 25 Milli ohm
  3. 25 Ohm
  4. 25 Kilo ohm

Answer.4. 25 Kilo ohm


For the given circuit, the value of current passing through R3 = (50 -10) =40 mA

R2 And R3 are in parallel, therefore, voltage across them will be same

R3 x 40 x 10-3 = R2 x 10 x 10-3

R3 = (100 x 103 x10 x 10-3)/(40 x 10-3)

25 x 103 = 25 kΩ

Ques.149. As per IE rules, the permissible variation voltage at the consumer end is (SSC-2014, M-Shift)

  1. ± 6%
  2. ± 10%
  3. ± 12%
  4. ± 2%

Answer.1. ± 6%

According to Indian Electricity Rules, the permissible voltage drop from the supply terminal to any point on the wiring system should not exceed ±6% volt of the nominal supply voltage.

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