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

Ques.160.  Power consumed in the given circuit is (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. 100 watts
2. 5 watts
3. 20 watts
4. 40 watts

Explanation:-

30Ω and 20Ω resistor are connected in parallel

R’ = (30 x 20)/(30 + 20) = 12Ω

Now 12Ω and 8Ω resistance are connected in series

Req = 12 + 8 = 20Ω

Power consumed = (voltage)2/Resistance

=(10)2/20 = 5 watt

Ques.161. A 200 W, 200 V bulb and a 100 W, 200 V bulb are connected in series and the voltage of 400 V is applied across the series-connected bulbs, Under this condition (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. 100 W bulb will be brighter than 200 W bulb
2. 200 W bulb will be brighter than 100 W bulb
3. Both the bulbs will have equal brightness
4. Both the bulbs will be darker than when they are connected across the rated voltage

Answer.1. 100 W bulb will be brighter than 200 W bulb

Explanation:-

To check the brightness of the lamp first we need to calculate the resistance of each lamp

For 200W, 200V bulb 1 the resistance is

P = V2/R or R = V2/P

R = (200)2/200 = 200Ω

For 100 W, 200 V bulb 2 the resistance is

R = (200)2/100 = 400Ω

Since the bulb are connected in series the total resistance will be

Req = 400 + 200 = 600Ω

I = V/Req = 400/600 = 2/3A

Since the bulbs are in series, the same amount of current flows through each of them.

Now note that the potential across each bulb, in this case, is not 400 volts. Instead, it is the voltage across the combination of bulbs.

The power at which each bulb is working is given by

P = V x I

If we substitute V = IR from Ohm’s law, we get

P = I2R

For bulb 1 power is

P = 200 x (2/3)2

= 800/9 W

For bulb 2 power is

P = 400 x (2/3)2

= 1600/9 W

Since the power of bulb 2  i.e 100 W bulb is more than the power of bulb1 200 W bulb. Hence the 100 W bulb will be brighter than the 200 W bulb.

Note:-   Also It can be seen that the resistance of the 100W bulb is greater than the resistance of the 200 W bulb. Hence, the heat produced in the 100W bulb is more than produced in 200 W.Conclusion: 100W will glow brighter than the 200W bulb.

Ques.162. In the network shown, if one of the 4Ω resistances is disconnected, when the circuit is active, the current flowing now will (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. Increased Very much
2. Decreased
3. Zero
4. Increase very slightly

Explanation:-

If we do not remove the 4Ω resistance then the equivalent resistance is 10Ω

But if we remove one of the 4Ω resistance then the equivalent resistance become = 12Ω

Hence if any of the 4Ω resistance is disconnected then the total resistance is increased so current decreased.

Ques.162. For the circuit shown in the figure, when Vs = 0, I = 3A, When Vs = 200 V, what will be the value of I? (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. -4A
2. -1A
3. 1A
4. 7A

Explanation:-

Applying the current division rule when Is is short-circuited

Ques.163. For the linear circuit shown in figure,

when R = ∞, V = 20 V;

when R = 0, I = 4 A;

when R = 5 Ω the current I is (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. 1 A
2. 2 A
3. 3 A
4. 4 A

Explanation:-

From Ohm’s law

R = V/I

R’ = 20/4 = 5Ω

When R = 5Ω then current I is

I = V/R + R’

I = 20/5+5 = 2A

Ques.164. The current I in the circuit shown in the figure is (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. -3.67 A
2. -1 A
3. 4 A
4. 6 A

Explanation:-

Let the current passes from 2Ω resistance is i then

2i + 2(6 + i) – 8(3-i) = 0

4i + 12 +2i – 24 + 8i = 0

12i = 12

i = 1

Hence I = -i = -1A

Ques.165. In the network shown in the figure, the value of R1 such that maximum possible power will be transferred to RL is (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. 5.76Ω
2. 5.97 Ω
3. 10.0 Ω
4. 15.0 Ω

Explanation:-

Thevenin’s equivalent resistance or resistance across the terminals AB is

RTH = Rab = [R1R2 / (R1 + R2)] + [R3R4 /(R3 + R4)]

[(10 × 6) / (10 + 6)] + [(5 × 4) / (5+ 4)]

= 3.75 + 2.22

= 5.97

From the maximum power transfer theorem, RL value must equal to the RTH to deliver the maximum power to the load.

Therefore, RL = RTH= 5.97 Ohm

Ques.166. A resistance R is measured by the ammeter-voltmeter method. The voltmeter reading is 200 V and its internal resistance is 2 K. If the ammeter reading is found to be 2 A, then the value of R is (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. 105.3 Ω
2. 100.0 Ω
3. 95.3 Ω
4. 90.3 Ω

Explanation:-

The Value of voltmeter across Rx is given as

Ques.167. The circuit shown in the figure is equivalent to the load of (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. 4/3Ω
2. 4 Ω
3. 8/3Ω

Explanation:-

Ques.168. A coil with a certain number of turns has a specified time constant. If the number of turns is doubled, its time constant would (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. Remain unaffected
2. Become Double
3. Become four-fold
4. Get halved

Explanation:-

The self-inductance of a solenoid is given as

L = μN2A/I = L1

where

N is the number of turns of the solenoid

A is the area of each turn of the coil

l is the length of the solenoid

and μ is the permeability constant

so, if the number of turns was to be doubled the self-inductance would be

L2 = u (2N)2A/l

or

L2 = 4L1

it would be quadrupled or increase fourfold.

Ques.169. For the circuit shown in the figure, the voltage across the capacitor during the steady-state condition is (SSC-2014, E-shift)

1. 0 V
2. 4 V
3. 6 V
4. 12 V