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Part - 1
1. (c) (20, 0)
2. (b) a vertical line
3. (b) K = (3/2)L
4. (c) MR < 0 in such a case
5. (a) A, B
6. (b) inflation is constant
7. (d) change the composition of monetary base
8. (a) always reduce borrowing
9. (a) improve it in the short run
10. (a) only raises the price level and the interest rate
11. (a) f(x) = x2
12. (c) det A = det B
13. (b) Df(x) = 0 for some x 7 R
14. (d) In every legislature and every party, there exists a legislator who
does not pay taxes
15. (c) singular
16. (b) 2/5
17. (c) increases steadily from 0 to 1
18. (d) 4/7
19. (b) (i) 0.16; (ii) 0.29
20. (c) 7.5
Part - 2
21. (c) 1200-488L+72L2-4L3
22. (d) (i) Rs. 4,80,000 and (ii) risk-averse
23. (a) (i) 1 km and (ii) Rs. 100
24. (a) Some firms will exit the industry, but the others will remain
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25. (b) 9 apples
26. (a) 3.5 kg
27. (d) ((0, 0),(<8, 2),(3-<8, 1))
28. (c) Pareto efficient, because there is a bound on Agent 1’s ability to
consume.
29. (b) <2
30. (c) ((0, 0), (0, 3-<3), (3, <3))
31. >/[@(1+>)]
32. (b) P/Pe = 1+>
33. (a) an increase in the actual price level
34. (b) a decrease in the actual price level
35. (a) B2/[1-(@1+B1)] units
36. (c) 1/[1-(@1+B1)+(C1B2)/C2]
37. (c) (1+D)w2 > (1+r)w1
38. (a) goes up
39. (d) Country 1 has a lower equilibrium level of output than country 2
and it runs a trade surplus vis-à-vis Country 2.
40. (b) (i) and (ii) remain unchanged; (iii) depreciates
41. (a) {(x, r) | f(x) K r} is convex
42. (a) 2xesqr(x)-ex
43. (d) converges to neither 1 nor -1
44. (d) [-1, 1]
45. (c) (-1, 1)
46. (d) d(x, z) K d(x, y) +d(y, z)
47. (b) (A-B) X C = (A X C)-(B X C)
48. (c) Attains a saddle point
49. (c) 4.5
50. (d) During warm weather, my crops suffer from pests more than during
cooler weather. Therefore, a warm environment must help pests to
multiply.
51. (d) None of the above
52. (3!3!)/6!
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53. (b) 5/18
54. (b) (½, ¾, ½)
55. (b) 37.6 years
56. (a) 0.025
57. (d) 5, 0.5, 39
58. (d) 0.79
59. (b) There is a significant difference in the performance of the classes at
the 5% level but no significant difference at the 1% level of significance

60. (b) There is no significant difference between the districts and the
candidate is preferred in district A

1. There are 4 married couples in a club. A 3-member committee must be formed
from among them, such that no married couple is part of the committee. The number
of ways in which this committee can be formed is
a) 16
b) 44
c) 32
d) 56

2. For any sets E & F, E – F = { F x E x | }, and refer to the Union and
intersection of the sets. Consider the following statements for the sets A, B and C
i. C A B A C B A 
ii. C A B A C B A 
iii. C B A C B A 
a) i. is true
b) ii. is true
c) iii. is true
d) none of them is necessarily true.
3. ∫

96 . 1
2 / 2 x e dx is approximately
a) 0.025
b) 2
c) / 025 . 0
d) 0.025 2

4. Consider maximizing 2 2 ) , ( y x y x f subject to the constraint 1 y x , where x
and y are real numbers. This problem has
a) no solution.
b) a unique solution.
c) 2 solutions.
d) an infinity of solutions.

5. Suppose P(x) and Q(x) are real polynomials of degree m and k respectively, where
both m and k are less than or equal to the positive integer n. Suppose the equation P(x)
= Q(x) has at least (n + 1) distinct solutions. Which of the following choices best
describes what this situation implies?
a) m = k = n
b) m = k < n
c) P(x) and Q(x) are identical.
d) P(x) and Q(x) are linear

6. There are three alternative definitions of a consistent estimator
I. An estimator is consistent if its probability limit equals its true parameter
value as sample size approaches infinity.
II. An estimator is consistent if its mean squared error goes to zero as sample
size approaches infinity.
III. An estimator is consistent if it is unbiased, and its variance goes to zero as
sample size approaches infinity.
Which of the following is correct?
a) Only I is Correct
b) Only II is Correct
c) Only III is Correct
d) All three are Correct

7. Given the data ΣXY = 350, ΣX = 50, ΣY = 60, N = 10, V(X) = 4, V(Y) = 9,
where V(.) refers to the population variance. The correlation coefficient between X
and Y, the regression (slope) coefficient of Y on X, and the regression (slope)
coefficient of X on Y are, respectively:
a) 35/36, 35/16, 35/81
b) 5/6, 5/4, 5/9
c) 5/6, 35/16, 35/81
d) 36 / 35 , 35/16, 35/81

8. In a surprise check in a local bus, 20 passengers were caught without tickets.
The sum of squares and the population standard deviation of the amount in their
pockets were Rs. 2000 and Rs. 6, respectively. If the total fine equals the total amount
discovered on them, and a uniform fine is imposed, then the fine imposed on an
individual is:
a) Rs. 8
b) Rs. 6
c) Rs. 10
d) Rs. 12

9. In a linear regression of Y on X, changing the units of measurement of the Y
variable will affect all of the following except:
a) the estimated intercept parameter
b) the estimated slope parameter
c) the Total Sum of Squares for the regression
d) R squared for the regression

10. A fair dice has numbers 1,2,3, 4, 5 and 6 on its sides. It is tossed once. I win Rs. 1
if an odd number shows up; otherwise I lose Rs.1. Let X be the number that shows up
and Y the money I win. [Note: Y < 0 if I lose money.]
Which of the following is incorrect?
a) Prob (X > Y) = 1
b) Prob(X= 3 | Y = 1) = 1/3
c) E(Y) = 0
d) Prob(Y = 1| X =5) = 1

11. Your budget is such that if you spend your entire income on two goods,
x and y, you can afford either 4 units of x and 6 units of y or 12 units
of x and 2 units of y. If you spent all your income on x, how many
units of x could you buy?
a) 7
b) 16
c) 15
d) 18

12. The demand function for lemonade is p Qd 100 , and the supply function is
p Qs 2 10 , where p is the price in rupees. The government levies a sales tax on
lemonade after which the volume of sales drops to 60. Then the per unit tax on
a) Rs 20
b) Rs 15
c) Rs. 10
d) Rs. 5

13. There are only two price taking firms in a market. Their cost functions are 2
1 1 x C 
and 2
2 2 2x C , where xi is the output of the ith firm. Market supply is sum of the two
firms output. Then the market supply function is
a)
4
3p
x 
b)
3
4 p
x 
c)
2
p
x 
d) p x 2 

14. A monopoly faces the demand curve P = 8 – Q. The monopoly has a constant unit
cost equal to 5 for Q ≤ 2 and a constant unit cost equal to 3 for Q > 2. Its profit
maximizing output equals:
a) 3/2
b) 2
c) 5/2
d) Both 3/2 and 5/2

15. A firm has the production function y = min{L+2K, 2L + K}, where y is quantity
of output, and L & K are the quantities of labour and Capital inputs respectively. If
the input price of L is Rupee 1 and the input price of K is Rupees 2, then to produce y
= 12 costs the firm at least
a) 10 Rupees
b) 12 Rupees
c) 14 Rupees
d) 16 Rupees

16. The opportunity cost of holding money (that yields zero nominal return) vis-à-vis
some interest bearing bond is:
a) the real interest rate
b) the nominal interest rate
c) the real interest rate when measured in real terms and the nominal interest rate
when measured in nominal terms
d) None of the above

17. In the IS-LM framework, an increase in the expected rate of inflation results in
a) an increase in the equilibrium value of income and an increase in the
equilibrium value of real interest rate
b) a decrease in the equilibrium value of income and a decrease in the
equilibrium value of real interest rate
c) an increases in the equilibrium value of income and a decrease in the
equilibrium value of real interest rate

d) a decrease in the equilibrium value of income and an increase in the
equilibrium value of real interest rate
18. When the nominal wage rate is rigid, the aggregate supply schedule
(in the output-price space) is:
a) horizontal
b) vertical
c) downward sloping
d) upward sloping

19. In the IS-LM framework with an external sector i.e., the IS equation now includes
a net export term, an appreciation of the (real) exchange rate
a) would necessarily result in a decrease in the equilibrium value of income
b) would result in a decrease in the equilibrium value of income only if the
LM curve is vertical
c) would result in a decrease in the equilibrium value of income only if the
Marshall-Lerner condition is satisfied
d) would result in a decrease in the equilibrium value of income only if the
government maintains a balanced budget

20. According to the Baumol-Tobin Model, if income rises by ten percent, the
transactions demand for money should rise by
a) Five percent
b) Ten Percent
c) Between five and ten percent
d) None of the above

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