UPPCL JE Electrical question paper with Explanation Set-2 -2018

Ques.61. State an example of plastic welding?

  1. Gas Welding
  2. Resistance welding
  3. Thermit welding without pressure
  4. None of these

There are two main types of the welding process. They are

(a) Plastic weldings

(b) Fusion welding,

In plastic welding & the metal, pieces are heated to a plastic state. They are praised together to make the joint. Plastic welding is also known as pressure welding. Electric resistance welding such as spot welding is an example of plastic welding.

In fusion welding, the metal at the joint is heated to the molten state. Then it is allowed to solidify. Pressure is not applied in this welding process. So it is known as non-pressure welds. Gas welding and electric arc welding are examples of fusion welding.


Ques.62. Household energy meter falls under the category of which type of instrument?

  1. A magnetically revolving type instrument
  2. A recording instrument
  3. A displaying instrument
  4. An integrating instrument

Integrating instruments are those which measure the total amount of the electrical quantity (e.g. energy) supplied over a period of time.

In such instruments, there are sets of dials or gears which register the total quantity of electricity or the total amount of electrical energy supplied to a circuit in a given period. The Household energy meter is an integrating instrument. Ampere-hour meter another example of integrating instruments.


Ques.63. Among these which one is correct about the characteristics of the transistor?

  1. It has very low input impedance
  2. It has zero input impedance
  3. It has the high input impedance
  4. It has low input impedance

The input and output impedance of transistors depends on quite a lot on the technology of the transistor and on the way it is used in a circuit.

A bipolar transistor used as a common collector amplifier will have a high input impedance and a low output impedance.

The same transistor used as a common base amplifier will have a low input impedance and a high output impedance.

We typically don’t like low input impedance because we would like to control things using very little current. A low input impedance draws current. Also, we typically like low output impedance when the transistor is on and a high output resistance when it is off.

Advantages of bipolar junction transistor (BJT) are as given below,

  1. The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) has a large gain bandwidth.
  2. The BJT shows better performance at high frequency.
  3. The large value of current gain, β
  4. The large value of transfer conductance gm
  5. The BJT has a better voltage gain.
  6. The BJT can be operated in low or high power applications.
  7. The BJT has high current density.
  8. There is the low forward voltage drop.
  9. BJTs have  a very predictable turn on voltage, i.e. typically 0.7V Vbe
  10. A BJT needs a small amount of current to switch on the transistor.
  11. BJT amplifier stages are much more linear than MOSFET amplifier stages, as the gain doesn’t depend on the bias voltage.  This gives better fidelity.
  12. BJT’s are capable of handling higher output currents for signal outputs and can have the lower output impedance.  In amplifiers intended to drive a low input impedance load or deliver significant amounts of power, this is a huge advantage.  Many of the highest quality op-amps are made with a BiCMOS process using a BJT pair for the output buffer stage.

There are some disadvantages of bipolar junction transistor (BJT) are as given below,

  1. The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) more noise produced.
  2. Special isolation regions required between individual devices in an
  3. More number of diffusion steps required for its manufacturing
  4.  Larger turn-off time
  5. Operation of the BJT relies on the transport of minority carriers and that is significantly affected by incident electromagnetic radiation. (Hence, the existence of photo-diodes and photo-transistors, etc.)
  6. BJT has a low thermal stability.
  7. BJT’s are current-operated devices rather than voltage-operated.  Most of the time this means higher power consumption.
  8. BJT has a positive temperature coefficient at high current level. It means in BJT collector current increases with the increase in temperature. This characteristic leads the BJT to thermal breakdown.
  9. The switching frequency of BJT is low.
  10. It has a very complex base control. So it may lead to confusion and requires a skillful handling.


Ques.64. The dielectric constant of air is___

  1. Less than 1
  2. Equal to 1
  3. Can’t be determined
  4. Zero

For all practical purposes, the dielectric constant of air is 1.0, the same as the vacuum. More accurately, it is around 1.00059.


Ques.65. Magnetic bubbles are used as___

  1. Routing telephones call
  2. Thermostat
  3. Storage device
  4. Strain gauge

Bubble memory is a type of non-volatile computer memory. If the surface of a non-magnetic material is coated with a thin layer of magnetic material which magnetized in a small magnetized in the opposite direction away from the surface. These bubbles can be moved around and used to represent the binary digits. They can be magnetized only in one direction.

Bubble memories can not replace the main memory (CMOS) because they are too slow. However, they can contain a great deal of information in a small space and may be used to replace the magnetic disc eventually, as they have the advantage of no moving parts.

Bubble memory is highly reliable, it is not susceptible to environmental fluctuations and it can operate on battery power for a considerable period of time. These qualities make bubble memory well suited for use with industrial robots and in portable computers.


Ques.66. If the instrument have a wide range, then instrument should have_______

  1. Square law scale
  2. Linear scale
  3. Exponential scale
  4. Logarithmic scale

Various Scales for measurement through an instrument are

1. Linear Scales:- A linear scale like a foot rule, is the simplest to read. Though termed as linear it may form a part of the arc, however, the graduations will be uniformly disturbed. The moving coil electrodynamic wattmeters generally have the linear scale. Moving iron instruments also have nearly linear scales.

2. Square low scale:- Some instruments like thermal instruments, electrodynamic voltmeters, and ammeters follow the square law scale.

3. Logarithmic scale:- The logarithm and its use is nothing more than a mathematical tool which simplifies dealing with very large and very small numbers. For example, the logarithm of the number 1,000,000 is six, and the logarithm of the number 0.000001 is -six (minus six). Obviously, as more zeros are added before or after the decimal point, convening these numbers to their logarithms greatly simplifies calculations which use these number.

If the current to be measured extends over a wide dynamic range, for example spanning several orders of magnitude, there is a risk that the signal conditioning circuit can saturate at its upper or lower limit and no measurement will be obtained. This problem can arise in the measurement of photocurrents in the atmosphere which span a large range of values during the daytime, and in atmospheric electricity measurements where currents generated in elevated points vary between HA in disturbed weather to pA in fair weather. An alternative approach for current measurement is therefore needed if, in preserving the capability to measure large currents, good resolution is still required at the low current end of the range.

A wide operating range can be achieved with a logarithmic current amplifier, which generates an output voltage proportional to the logarithm of the input current. This can be implemented with an opamp by using a device having an exponential voltage-current response in place of the feedback resistor of the trans-resistance configuration, such as a diode.

Similarly, we use logarithmic scales for things that come in an extremely wide variety of sizes. Earthquakes are just one example: a 9.0 earthquake releases a trillion times as much energy as a 1.0 earthquake.

If we used a linear scale, we would have to use giant numbers to describe earthquakes; for example, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake would be a 1,000,000,000 size earthquake, and a 9.0 magnitude earthquake would be described as a 1,000,000,000,000 size earthquake.


Ques.67.  How many types of dependent source are there?

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

Classifying the types of dependent sources

There are four types of dependent sources exist 

Voltage-controlled voltage source (VCVS): A voltage across the input terminals controls a dependent voltage source at the output port.

Current-controlled voltage source (CCVS): A current flowing through the input terminals controls a dependent voltage source.

Voltage controlled current source (VCCS): Now account for a dependent current source at the output terminals. With a voltage across the input, you can control the amount of current output.

Current-controlled current source (CCCS):  With a current flowing through the input port, you can control a dependent current source at the output port.


Ques.68. How much eddy current loss does an air-core inductor have?

  1. Very less
  2. Constant
  3. Zero
  4. High

An inductor or a coil may be defined as an electrical component that is manufactured with a specific amount of inductance which is the property of a coil that opposes changes in current by means of energy storage in the form of the magnetic field. When a current flows through a coiled wire, an electromotive force is generated in such a way that it opposes the flow of current.

The inductors are used in tunning, filter circuits, transformers, and coupled circuits to transfer or couple energy from one ckt to another. The inductor is also known as the choke. 

Based on the type of core used, inductors can be classified as

  1. Fixed Inductor
    1. Air core inductor
    2. Iron core inductor
    3. Ferrite core inductor
  2. Variable Inductor

Iron core inductor: The iron core inductor is made of copper wire-wound on a laminated iron core. The laminated core is used to avoid eddy current losses. The laminated core consists of thin iron sheets pressed together and insulated from each other. They are very stable for audio frequency applications.

Air core inductor: The air core inductor is made of thin copper wire-wound over a former made of thick cardboard. It has a low value of inductance. Air cores are the best for high-frequency applications, but they become excessively large as inductance and current increases. Essentially, air has an excellent frequency response but a poor ability to store magnetic energy. These are suitable for radiofrequency applications.

Ferrite-core inductors: Ferrite core inductors are made of coils wire wound on a ferrite core. The ferrite-core has a very low edyy current loss. Ferrite has a reasonably high-frequency response (not as high as air) but it also has a significantly better ability to store energy. The typical applications of ferrite core inductors are in (i) r.f. chokes for supply decoupling purposes, (ii) switching regulated type d.c. power supplies, and (iii) various types of filters used in communication equipment.

Variable inductors: Variable inductors are similar to the fixed ferrite-core inductor, however, the core is adjustable. These inductors are widely used in tuning circuits and in filter circuits.


Ques.69. How can we find the application of differentially compound D.C motors?

  1. Zero torque
  2. Armature resistance
  3. Constant speed
  4. Low starting torque

In the differential compound, motor two field windings i.e shunt and series windings oppose each other.

Differential Compound motor

In the differential compound motor, an increase in load creates an increase in current and a decrease in total flux in this type of motor.

For the equation of DC motor

Eb = V − IaRa

So of if the current increase the back Emf decrease

Now, torque is given by T=kØIa

Hence if we increase the flux the armature current will decrease

If we assume that load torque remains constant then according to the torque equation if field flux increases then lesser current will flow through the motor armature to produce the same torque which will increase the back emf in the armature due to the reduced resistive voltage drop across the armature due to reduced armature current.

Now back emf is directly proportional to the product of field flux and rotor speed. Since from the given conditions both the back emf and field, flux has increased hence the motor speed will remain fairly constant. However, since an increase in load tends to decrease the field strength, the speed characteristic becomes unstable. Rarely is this type of motor used in aircraft systems.


Ques.70. A property of a transformer that makes it ideal is:-

  1. CRGO core for its primary and secondary windings
  2. No losses and magnetic leakage
  3. Interleaved primary and the secondary winding
  4. None of these

  • An ideal transformer is a perfectly coupled loose less transformer with infinite high core magnetic permeability.
  • It is purely an imaginary transformer which has many similar properties related to the practical transformer and it is only used for study purpose.
  • The energy in an ideal transformer is completely utilized i.e its efficiency is exactly 100%.

ideal transformer

Characteristics of an Ideal Transformer

The ideal transformer posses the following characteristics:-

Zero Leakage Flux

  • An ideal transformer is a perfectly coupled transformer that means flux developed by the primary winding of the transformer is completely linked with the secondary winding similarly the flux produced by the secondary winding is linked with the primary winding of the transformer hence there is no leakage flux in the transformer.
  • But in the practical transformer, some of the flux produced by the primary winding and secondary winding doesn’t link up at all and the percentage of useful flux in a practical transformer is about 97% – 98%.

No Core Losses

  • The permeability of magnetic core is infinite in therefore all the magnetic field lines are concentrated inside the core so small amount of magnetizing current is required to magnetize the core of the ideal transformer hence energy dissipation is zero hence Hysteresis and Eddy current losses are nil.

Zero Winding Resistance

  • The winding of an ideal transformer is made up of perfect conductivity material i.e winding has no resistance hence there will be no voltage drop in the winding which ensures that it is free from I2R losses.

Maximum Efficiency

  • As there are no Losses ( core losses, I2R losses, Eddy current losses, Hysteresis losses) and no leakage flux, so the total input power given to the primary of the transformer is exactly the same as total output power received through the secondary of the transformer. Therefore the efficiency of an ideal transformer is said to be 100%.

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