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MATRICES
OBJECTIVES
1. Let aij denote the element of the ith row and jth column is a 3 3 matrix also
aij = aji every i and j. Then each element of the principle diagonal of the
matrix is

a) 2I

d) 2

co
m

1 2 2
2 1 2

2 2 1

c) 0

and f(x) = x2 4x 5 then f(A) =

b) 4I

c) 0

d) 3I

n.

2. A =

b) 1

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a) 1

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3. If A, B are two square matrices such that AB = B; BA = A and n N then


(A+ B)n =

b) 2n 1(A + B)

c) 2n + 1(A + B)

d) 2n 2(A + B)
2

1
2

w
.s

a) =

is orthogonal then

ak

4 . If the matrix

sh
i

a) 2n(A + B)

b) =

1
6

c) =

1
3

d) All the above

5. The number of non zero diagonal matrices, if A2 = A is


b) 7

c) 8

d) Infinitely many

a) 6

6. If A and B are two square matrices of order n and A and B commute then for
any real number k
a) A kI, B kI are not commute

b) A kI, B kI are commute

c) A kI = B kI

d) A kI, k BI are commute

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7. If A =

a)

4 1 0 ,

1 2 2

1 3
2 13

B=

b)

2 0 1

, C
3 1 4

1

= 2 and (3B 2A) C + 2X = 0 then X =
1

1 3
2 13

c)

1 3
2 13

d)

co
m

2 3
2
then A 5I =
0 4

8. If A =

b)

1 13

5 11

9. If A(
) = cos

sin

cos

sin

1 0
0 2

a) 2A

c) A( )

d) A( + )

c) A

d) I

then A3 4A2 6A =

ak

1 2 2
2 1 2

2 2 1

b) A

1 3 5

2 1 5
1 0
1

w
a) 1

then A(
) A(
) =

then A3 A2 =

b) 2I

a) 0

12. If A =

1 13

5 11

b) A() + A()

w
.s

11. If A =

d)

sh
i

10. If A =

1 18

0 11

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a) A() A()

c)

n.

1 13

5 11

at
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a)

3
13

c) A

d) I

then the trace of A is

b) 1

c) 3

d) 2

13. If A = [aij] is a scalar matrix of order n n such that aij = k for all i, then
trace of A =
a) nk

b) n + k

c) n / k

d) n k

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x + 2
4
2 x 3 x + 1

b) 10

2
2

0 0

0 0

3
1

1 0
2 4

17. If A =

b)

cos

sin
0

7 10 17

0 6 31
1 3

1 0
2 4

sin
cos
0

0
0

and 2B 3AT =

c)

1 18

4 6
5 7

then B =

1 3

1 0
2 4

d)

1 3

0
1
2
4

0
1

then A AT = ATA =

b) I

c) I

d) 2I

w
.s

a) O

1
2

2 3
0

2 0 4
3 4 0

d)

ak

a)

b)

0 1 0

1 0 1
0 1 0

16. If 3A + 4BT =

1
2
1

co
m

c)

P is symmetric, Q is a skew symmetric matrix then Q =

sh
i

a)

1
2
2

d) 15

n.

15. P + Q =

2 3 5

4 1 2 ,
1 2 1

c) 10

at
io

a) 5

is symmetric then trace of A is

ed
uc

14. If A =

ab
2
a

b2

ab

then A is

18. If A =

a) Idempotent matrix
c) Nilpotent matrix of index 2

19. If A =

2 2 4
1 3
4

1 2 3

b) Involutory matrix
d) Nilpotent matrix of index 3

then A is

a) Idempotent matrix

b) Involutory matrix

c) Nilpotent of index 2

d) Nilpotent of index 3

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20. If A is a square matrix then A AT is a matrix
a) Symmetric

b) Skew symmetric

c) Hermitian

d) Triangular

a) Symmetric matrix

b) Skew symmetric matrix

c) Diagonal matrix

d) Identity matrix

22. If B is an idempotent matrix and A = I B then AB =


b) O

c) I

d) B

a 2 ab ac

2
ab b bc
ac bc c 2

a) 2A

and a2 + b2 + c2 = 1 then A2 =

b) A

c) 3A

d) A

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23. If A =

at
io

n.

a) I

co
m

21. If A, B are symmetric matrices of the same order then AB BA is


a b
and A2 =
24. If A =
then


b a

a) = a2 + b2; = 2ab

sh
i

b) = a2 + b2; = a2 b2
d) = a2 + b2; = ab

c) = 2ab; = a2 + b2

then (A I) (A 2I) (A 3I) =

ak

1 0 0

0 2 1
1 0 3

w
.s

25. A =

a) 1

b) 0

c) A

d) A

26. If AB = A, BA = B, then A2 + B2 =

a) A + B

27. If A =
B=

b) A B

cos 2

cos sin

cos 2

cos sin

c) AB

cos sin
sin 2

cos sin
sin 2

d) 0

and

are two matrices such that the product AB is the null

matrix then =
b) Multiple of

a) 0
c) An odd multiple of /2

d) None

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28. If A and B are square matrices of size n n such that A2 B2 = (A B) (A +
B) then which of the following will be always true?
b) AB = BA

c) Either of A or B is a zero matrix

d) Either of A or B is an identity matrix

1 2
, B =
3 4

29. Let A =

a 0

, a, b N then
0 b

a) There cannot exist any B such that AB = BA

co
m

a) A = B

at
io

c) There exists exactly one B such that AB + BA

n.

b) There exist more than one but finite number of Bs such that AB = BA

d) There exist infinitely may Bs such that AB = BA


1 0

1 0

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30. If A =
; I = 0 1 then which one of the following holds for all n 1,
1 1

by the principle of mathematical induction


a) An = n A (n 1)I

b) An = 2n 1 A (n 1)I
d) An = 2n 1 A + (n 1)I

sh
i

c) An = n A + (n 1)I

w
.s

ak

3 4
then An =
1 1

31. If A =

3n 4n

n n

b)

2 + n 5 n

n
n

3n

1n

d)

1 + 2n 4 n

1 2n
n

a)

(4) n
(1) n

c)

32. If A2 = 2A I then for n 2, An =


a) n A (n 1)I

b) n A I

c) n A (n 2)I

d) n A 2I

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1 0 0
1 0 1

0 1 0

then for n 4; An =

a) An 2 + A3 A

b) An + 1 + I

c) An 2n A + 2I

d) An + 3 + An + 3I

0 0

1 1

a) A

then the value of A + A2 + A3 + .. An = - - - - -

b) n A

c) (n + 1)A

d) 0

35. If A = [aij]n n and aij = i(i + j) then trace of A =


b) n(n + 1)(2n + 1)

a) n(n + 1)(2n + 1)
n(n + 1)
2
2 2 4

4
1 3
1 2 k

a) 2

is an idempotent matrix then k =

b) 2

2 4

1 k

c) 3

b) 2

c) 3

w
.s

a) 2

2 2 + 1 2

2
2
1 + 3 1

38. If

1 1
4 1

d) 3

= A 2 + B
+ C where A, B, C are matrices then B + C =
b)

1 1
4 1

c)

1 1
4 1

d)

1 1
4 1

a)

d) 3

is a nilpotent matrix of index 2 then k =

ak

37. If

n 2 (n + 1)2
4

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36. If A =

d)

sh
i

c)

at
io

co
m

34. If A =

n.

33. If A =

39. If A =
a) 2

1 0 1

2 1 0
3 2 1

then det A =

b) 3

c) 4

d) 5

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x 1 y+z
y 1 z+x
z 1 x+ y

a) 1 + x + y + z

b) x + y + z

c) 0

d) 1

41. If x + iy =

6i

3i

4
20

3i
3

1
i

then

a) x = 3, y = 1

b) x = 1, y = 3

c) x = 0, y = 3

d) x = 0, y = 0

co
m

40.

a) 0

b) 1

43. If x 0 and

44. If

1
a

2x

1 3x 5 x
1 3 4

1
b

1
c

c) 2
1+ a

= 0 then

w
.s

b) a b c

log e 2

log e3

log e 2
log e3

log e3
log e 4

log e 4
log e5

log e

a) 0

46. If

b) 1

d) 2

1
1

1+ b
1
1
1+ c

c) a b c

d) 2abc

c) 4log e

d) 5log e

2 1 7
2 4 6

a) 0

d) ab+bc+ca

= 0 then x =

b) 1

a) 0

45.

c) abc

ak

a) 1

at
io

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1 ca b(c + a)
1 ab c(a + b)

sh
i

42.

n.

1 bc a(b + c)

is a singular matrix then x =


b) 1

c) 3

d) 3

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cos sin 0

sin cos 0
0
0
1

b) /2

c) /3

1 0 1

2 1 0
3 1 1

48. The matrix

is

a) Non singular

b) Singular

c) Skew symmetric

d) Symmetric

1 3

,
2 1

a) 5

then the determinant of A2 2A is

b) 25

c) 5

1991 1992 1993


1992 1993 1994

b) 1993

a + b + 2c

51. If

c) 1994

b + c + 2a
b
a
c + a + 2b

b) 2(a + b + c)

d) 2(a + b + c)2

w
.s

a) 2
c) 2abc

y+z

52.

y
z

z+x
y
z
x+y

a) x y z

53. If

b) 4xyz

c) 2xyz

a+b b+c c+a

b+c c+a a+b


c+a a+b b+c

=kb

a) 8

= K(a + b + c)2 then K =

ak

c
c

d) 0

sh
i

a) 1992

d) 25

ed
uc

1990 1991 1992

at
io

49. If A =

50.

d) /4

co
m

a)

is singular then =

n.

47. If the matrix

b) 2

d) 3xyz

b c

c a
c a b

c) 3

then k =
d) 0

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2c

bca
2c
2b
ca b

2a
2a

a) (a + b + c)3

b) 2(a + b + c)3

c) (a + b + c)2

d) 2(a + b + c)2

55. If a 6, b, c satisfy
a) a + b + c

2b 2c

3
4

b
a

c
b

= 0 then abc =

c) b3

b) 0

d) ab + bc

1+ w

1+ w2

1+ w 1+ w
1+ w2
1

1
1+ w

a) 2

b) 4

c) 0

d) 2

ed
uc

at
io

56. If 1, w, w2 are the cube roots of unity then

co
m

54.

2b

n.

abc

57. If , , are the roots of x3 + px + q = 0,

bc

b2

ca

c2

ab

w
.s

a2

d) p2 2q

c) q

58.

1
a
1
b
1
c

b) p

ak

a) 0

sh
i

then

b) 1

c) abc

d) (a b) (b c) (c a)

a) 0

59. If x + y + z = 0 and

xa

yb

zc

yc
zb

za xb
xc ya

=kb

b c

c a
c a b

a) x + y + z

b) xy + yz + zx

c) x y z

d) x2 + y2 + z2

then k =

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If |A2| = 25, then |
| =
c) 1

d) 1/5

61. If a, b, c are all different and


a) a + b + c b) 0

a3

a4 1

b4 1
c4 1

b b
c c3

c) 1

= 0 then abc (ab + bc + ca) =

d) 1

62. If a, b, c are positive and not all equal then

63.

ab
ac

ab

ac

b2 + x
bc
bc
c2 + x

b) (x + a2 + b2 + c2)x2

a) x + a + b + c
c) (a2 + b2 + c2 + x)x

ak

a + b 2b b + c
a + c b + c 2c

w
.s

64.

a+b a+c

d) (a + b + c + x)x

sh
i

2a

d) > 0

ed
uc

a2 + x

c) 0

b) < 0

at
io

a) 0

b c

b c a
c a b

co
m

b) 52

a) 5

n.

60. Let A =

5 5

0 5 ;
0 0 5

b) (a b) (b c)(c a)

c) 4(a + b + c)

d) 4(ab + bc + ca)

a) 4(a + b)(b + c)(c + a)

ax

65. If a + b + c = 0, and

a) 0
c)

b)
3 2
(a + b 2 + c 2 )
2

bx
a
a
cx

c
b

d)

= 0 then x =

3 2
(a + b 2 + c 2 )
2
3 2
(a + b 2 + c 2 )
2

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2

1 + a 2x

66. If a + b + c = 2 and f(x) =

(1 + b 2 )x (1 + c 2 )x

(1 + a )x 1 + b 2 x (1 + c 2 )x
(1 + a 2 )x (1 + b 2 )x 1 + c 2 x
2

then f(x) is a polynomial

of degree
b) 3
2 4
+ 4 3

a) 16

b) 17

68. If Dr =

2r 1 y
3r 1 z

a) 1

c) 18

n(n + 1)
2
n2
n(3n - 1)
2

b) 1

69. If

= P
4 + q
3 + r
2 + s
+ t then t =

then Dr =
r =1

c) 0

a + b

b
c
b + c
a + b b + c
0

d) 19

co
m

+1
3

67. If

n.

1 + 3

d) 1

d) n

at
io

2 + 3

c) 0

ed
uc

a) 2

= 0 and is not a root of ax2 2bx + c = 0, then


b) a, b, c are in G.P.

sh
i

a) a, b, c are in A.P.

x+y

x+y+z

2x 3x + 2y 4x + 3y + 2z
3x 6x + 3y 10x + 6y + 3z

w
.s

70. If

b) 4

a) 1

d) a, c, b are in A.P.

ak

c) a, b, c are in H.P.

= 64 then x =
c) 3

x +1 x + 2 x + a

71. If a, b, c are in A.P. then


a) 1

d) 1

b) 0

x+2 x+3 x+b


x+3 x+4 x+c

c) 1

d) 2
log l

72. If l, m, n are the pth, qth, rth terms of G.P. and all positive then
a) 3

b) 2

c) 1

d) 0

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p 1

log m q 1
log n r 1

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73. If a1, a2, a3 . an, are in G.P., then the value of
a) 0

b) 1

74. If D =

c) 1

1 1+ x
1
1
1
1+ y

sin sin

sin
1
sin
sin sin
1

then

ed
uc

a) sin . sin . sin = 1

b) sin + sin + sin = 1

c) sin2 + sin2 + sin2 = 1

b) 1

d) 0

sh
i

w
.s

a) 1

cos x
n
cos
2
a2

then

ak

76. If f(x) =

log a n + 5
log a n +8

at
io

sin sin

sin x
n
n! sin
2
a
a2

log a n + 4
log a n + 7

n.

d) Divisible by x but not y

xn

log a n + 3
log a n + 6

co
m

c) Divisible by both x and y

sin
0
sin
sin sin
0

log a n + 2

for x 0; y 0, then D is

b) Divisible by neither x nor y

75. If

log a n +1

d) 2

a) Divisible by y but not x

log a n

dn
dx n

{f(x)} at x = 0 is

c) 0

d) 2

cos(A + B) sin(A + B) cos 2B

77. If

sin A
cos A

cos A
sin A

a) (2n + 1)

= 0 then B =

sin B
cos B

b) n
a2

a3 1

b b2
c c2

b3 1
c3 1

78. If a, b, c are distinct and

c) (2n + 1)

d) 2n

= 0 then

a) a + b + c = 1

b) ab + bc + ca = 0

c) a + b + c = 0

d) abc = 1

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79. If a p, b q, c r and

80. If

c) 1

c2

b2

c2
b2

2ac b 2
a2

b2
2ab c 2

b) 2

log x

log y

then x =

c) 3

d)

log z

log 2x log 2y log 2z


log 3x log 3y log 3z

a) 0

b) log (xyz)

c) log (6xyz)

d) 6log(xyz)

2r 1

Cr

m 1
2
m +1
sin 2 (m 2 ) sin 2 (m) sin 2 (m + 1)
2

then r =
r =0

sh
i

82. If r =

b) m2 1

a) 0

d) 2m sin2(2m)

(a 2 + b 2 )/c

ak

c) 2m

(b + c )/a
a
b
(c2 + a 2 )/b
2

w
.s

83. If

d) 0

2bc a 2

b c a
c a b

a) 1

81.

b) 2

b c

= 0 then

n.

a) 3

r
rc

p + a q + b 2c
a
b
r

co
m

at
io

q
qb

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p
pa

a
b

b) 3

c) 2

d) 1

a) 4

= k abc, then k =

a 2 + 2a 2a + 1 1

84.

2a + 1
3

a+2 1
3
1

a) (a 1)3

b) (a 1)2 c) (a 1)4

d) (a 1)

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85 If A + B + C = then the value of
sin(A + B + C)

sin B

sin B
cos(A + B)

cos C

0
tan A
tan A
0

is

a) 1

b) 1

c) sin A + sin B + sin C

d) 0

cos
sin

sin
cos

is independent of
b) and

c)

d) Neither nor
xa

xb

x+a
0
x+b x+c

xc
0

a) a

b) b

c) 1

1+ x 1 x 1 x
1 x 1+ x 1 x
1 x 1 x 1+ x

y1 1

x2
x3

y2 1
y3 1

b) 1 or 2

a1

b1 1

a2
a3

b2 1
b3 1

w
.s

89.If

x1

= 0 then x =
c) 2

d) 1

ak

a) 0 or 3

d) 0

sh
i

88. If

= 0 is

ed
uc

87. A root of the equation

at
io

a)

n.

sin
cos

co
m

cos( + ) sin( + ) cos 2

86.

then two triangles with vectors (x1, y1) (x2, y2) (x3, y3) and

(a1 b1) (a2, b2) (a3, b3) must be


b) Both equilateral

a) Both right angles


c) Congruent

90. If 1 =

x b b
a x b
a a x

a) 1 = 322

d) Equal in area

, 2 =
b)

x b
a

d(1 )
dx

then

= 32

c)

d(1 )
dx

= 322

d) 1 = 323/2

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d
g

f
k

e
h

, D2 =

a) D1 = tD2

cos 2 x 1

92. If f(x) =

cos2 x sin 2 x
x 12
12

a) 1

b) 0

a) a + b

b
c

h
k

y
z

and d = tx, e = ty, f = tz, then

b) tD1 = D2

c) D1 = tD2

then f1 =

1
2

d) 1

c) +1

(a x)2

(b x ) 2

(c x ) 2

(a y )
(a z ) 2

(b y )
(b z )2

(c y ) 2
(c z ) 2

d) D2 = tD1

b) x y

is

n.

sin 2 x

93. A factor of

co
m

at
io

91. If D1 =

a b

c) b + c

d) x + y

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uc

94. Let the three digit numbers A28, 3B9, 62C where A, B, C are integers
between 0 and 9 be divisible by a fixed integer K, then
a) K2

(n + 1)! (n + 2)!

n!

ak

95. If n is a positive integer, D =


b) n + 1

96. If f(x) =
a) 2

2 cos x

x / 2 2 cos x
1
0
1
2 cos x

b)

(n + 1)! (n + 2)! (n + 3)!


(n + 2)! (n + 3)! (n + 4)!

c) n + 2

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.s

a) n

9 C
B 2

is divisible by

d) K + 2

sh
i

b) K(k + 1) c) K

A
8
2

then

then

D
(n!)3

4 is divisible by

d) n + 3

df
dx

c) 1

at x =

is

d) 8

97. The values of lying between = 0 and = /2 satisfying


1 + sin 2
2

sin
sin 2

a)

5
24

cos 2

4sin 4

1 + cos
4sin 4
cos 2 1 + 4sin 4
2

7
24

b)

7
24

11
24

= 0, are
c)

5
24

11
24

d)

5
24

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98. Given that b2 4ac < 0, a > 0. The value of
a

ax + by

b
c
bx + cy
ax + by bx + cy
0

a) Zero

is

b) Positive

d) b2 + ac

c) Negative
xa

xb

x+a
c
x+b x+c

xc
0

99. If a, b, c are all different and

= 0 then the non zero values of x

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m

are
b)

c) +

bc + ca + ab

d) 0

16

then the value of Dr is

b 3(4 ) 2(416 1)
x 7(8r ) 4(816 1)
r

r =1

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100. Let Dr =

216 1

2r

ab bc + ca

n.

ab + bc ca

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a_

b) a + b + c

c) ab + bc + ca

d) a2 + b2 + c2

1 + sin 2 x

cos2 x

4 sin 2 x

1 + cos 2 x
4 sin 2 x
cos2 x 1 + 4 sin 2 x

sin x
sin 2 x

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101. If f(x) =

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a) 0

b) 4

c) 6

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a) 2

2 2

,
3 2

102. If A =

2 2

2 3

a)

103. If Adj

b)

B=

3 2

2 2

1 0 2

1 1 2
0 2 1

a) [4, 1]

0 1

1 0

d) 8

then (B-1 A-1)-1 =

c)

1
10

5 a 2

0
1 1
2 2 b

b) [4, 1]

, then the maximum value of f(x) is

2 2

2 3

d)

1
10

3 2

2 2

then [a, b] =
c) [4, 1]

d) [4, 1]

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a) f(x)

b) f(x)

105. The inverse of

a)

3 5 7

2 3 76
2 2 0

b)

= f(x) then A-1 =


c) f(x0

3 5 7

2 3 1
1 1 2

d) f(x)

is

3 2 1

5 3 10
7 21 0

c)

3 26
7

3
1
11

5 2 19

d)

1 0 0

0 1 0
0 0 1

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104. If A =

n.

cos x sin x 0

sin x cos x 0
0
0
1

106. If A is an invertible matrix of order n then the determinant of adj A =


b)

| A |n

| A |n + 1

c)

| A |n 1

d)

| A |n + 2

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a)

108. If

c) 4

b) 4

0 1 a

1 a 0
a 0 1

is invertible then a
b)1

c) 1

109. If A =

a + ib c + id

,
c + id a ib

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.s

a ib c id

c id a + ib

a ib c id

c id a + ib

a2 + b2 + c2 + d2 = 1 the inverse of A is
b)

a + ib c + id

c + id a ib

d)

a + ib -c id

c id a + ib

c)

110.

tan
2

a)

d) 2

ak

a) 0

a)

d) 8

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a) +4

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107. If A is a 3 3 matrix and |Adj A| = 16 then |A| =

tan
2
1

cos sin

sin cos

tan
2

tan
2
1

b)

=
cos sin

sin cos

c)

sin cos

cos sin

d)

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sin cos

cos sin

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b) A2 = I

a) A is a zero matrix
c) A-1 does not exist

112. Let A =

d) A = (1)I, where I is a unit matrix

1 1 1

2 1 3
1 1
1

and (10)B =

2 2
4

5
1
.

1 2 3

If B is the inverse of matrix A,

co
m

111. Let A =

0 1
0

0 1 0 .
1 0
0

then is
c) 2

a) I

b) A
cos x sin x 0

sin x cos x 0
0
0
1

a) G(x) F(x)

and G(x)

cos x 0 sin x

1
0
0
sin x 0 cos x

d) F(x) . G(x)

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and Adj A = xAT then x =


c) 3

d) 2

b) 3

116. If A is square matrix such that A(Adj A) =


a) 4

b) 16

117. Let A =

1
1 1

1
1

1
1 1

a) 64

then [F(x) G(x)]-1

b) {F(x)}-1 {G(x)}-1

1 2 2

1 2
2
2 2 1

a) 2

d) 0

ak

c) [G(x)] [F(x)]

115. If A =

c) 1

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i

114. If F(x) =

then (Adj A)-1 =

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113. If A =

cos sin 0

sin cos 0
0
0
1

d) 1

n.

b) 5

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a) 2

c) 64

b) 256

4 0 0

0 4 0
0 0 4

then det (Adj A) =

d) 256

then |Adj (Adj A)| =


c) 8

d) 6

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118. If A is non singular and A2 5A + 7I = 0 then I =
1
7

5
7

A-1

b)

1
7

A+

5
7

A-1

c)

1
5

A+

7
5

A-1

d)

1
5

7
5

A-1

119. If A is non singular and (A 2I) (A 4I) = 0 then


a) I

b) 0

c) 2I

d) 6I

1
6

A+

4 -1
A
3

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a)

b)

1
(I
2

A) c) I + A

d)

1
(I
2

121. If A A2 = I then |I + A| =
b) 1

c) 0

d) 2

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a) 1

+ A)

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a) I A

n.

120. A square non singular matrix A satisfies A2 A + 2I = 0, then A-1 =

122. If A is a 3 3 matrix and B is its Adjoint matrix. If the determinant of B is


64 then the determinant of A is
b) 8

c) 4

d) 16

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a) 6

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123. If A I is an idempotent matrix then A is


b) Non singular matrix

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.s

a) Singular matrix
c) Symmetric

d) Skew symmetric matrix

124. If A is an orthogonal matrix, the |A| is

a) 1

b) 1

c) 1

d) 0

125. If A and B are two square matrices such that


B = A-1BA, then (A + B)2 =
a) 0

b) A2 + B2

c) A2 + 2AB + B2

d) A + B

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126. Let A and B be square matrices of 3rd order and A be an orthogonal matrix
and B is a skew symmetric matrix. Then which of the following is not true.
a) Numerical value of |A| is 1

b) |B| = 0

c) |AB| = 1

d) |AB| = 0

127.Which of the following statements is false

co
m

a) If |A| = 0, then |adj A| = 0


b) Adjoint of a diagonal matrix of order 3 3 is a diagonal matrix.

c) Product of two upper triangular matrices is an upper triangular matrix.

at
io

n.

d) Adj (AB) = adj (A) adj (B)

128. If for a matrix A, A2 + I = 0 where I is the identity matrix then A =


a)

i 0

0 i

b)

c)

i 0

0 i

d) all the above

1 1

1 0

b)

130. If A =

a b

0 c

1
ac

a b

0 c

w
131. If S =

a)

then the matrix A is

1 0

1 1

c)

1 1

0 1

d)

b)

0 1 1

1 0 1
1 1 0

a 0 0

0 b 0
0 0 c

0 1

1 1

then A-1 + (A aI) (A cI) =

a)

1 0

0 1

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3 2

5 3

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a)

2 1

3 2

ak

129. If

i 0

0 i

1 a b

ac 0 c

,A=

c)

1
ac

d)

b + c c a b a
1

c b c + a a b ,
2
b c a c a + b

a 0 0

0 b 0
2
0 0 c

b) 1

c b

0 a

1
ac

c b

0 a

then SAS-1 =
a 0 0

b 0
0 0 c

c) 2 0

a 0 0

b 0
0 0 c

d) 3 0

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132. If A is a square matrix of order 3 then
a) |A|2

b) |A|4

c) |A|8

Adj (Adj A 2 )

d) |A|16

133. Let P and Q be two 2 2 matrices. Consider the statements


(i) PQ = 0 P = 0 or Q = 0 or both
(ii) PQ = I2 P = Q-1

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(iii) (P + Q)2 = P2 + 2PQ + Q2.


a) (i) and (ii) are false (iii) is true
b) (i) and (iii) are false (ii) is true

d) All are true

of a, b, c, d is
a) a, b, c, d

is

b d
1
1

2 c 4
3
a 2 1

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134. If the inverse of the matrix

1 0 2

2 1 0
3 2 1

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n.

c) All are false

b) b, c, a, d

c) c, d, a, b

then the ascending order

d) b, a, c, d

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135. If A is any square matrix of order n.


Observe the following list

A) |adj A|

List II

ak

List I

1) |A|n 2 A
2) |A|n(n 1)

C) )adj A)-1

3) |A| (n 1)

D) |adj(adj A)|

4) |A|n 1

w
.s

B) adj (adj A)

5)

1
|A|

.A

a) A 4; ;B 5; C 1; D 3
b) A 4; B 5; C 1; D 2
c) A 4; B 1; C 5; D 2
d) A 4; B 1; C 5; D 3

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136. Match the following from List I to List II
List II

A) If A =

1 2 2

1 2
2
2
2
1

B) If A =

1 2 2

2 1 2
2 2 1

C) IF A =

3 3 4

2 3 4
0 1 1

then A-1 =

then A-1 =

then A-1

1) AT

2) A3

3)

AT
9

b) A 2; B 3; C 1

c) A 3; B 1; C 2

d) A 3; B 2; C 1

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n.

a) A 1; B 2; C 3

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List I

137. Assertion (A): If A is a 3 3 matrix and det A = 5 then det adj A = 25.

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Reason (R): If A is a square matrix of type n then det adj A = (det A)n 1.
a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b) Both A and R are true and R is not correct explanation of A
c) A is true but R is false

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i

d) A is false but R is true

w
.s

det B.

ak

138. Assertion (A): If A is a non singular matrix and B is a matrix then det (A-1BA) =
Reason (R): If A is a square matrix, then Adj(AT) (Adj A)T is a unit matrix.
a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

b) Both A and R are true and R is not correct explanation of A

c) A is true but R is false

d) A is false but R is true

139. The number of non trivial solutions of the system x y + z = 0, x + 2y z = 0,


2x + y + 3z = 0 is
a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 3

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140. The number of solutions of the system of equations 2x + y z = 7,
x 3y + 2z = 1, x + 4y 3z = 5 is
a) 3

b) 2

c) 1

d) 0

a) Unique solution

b) Infinitely many solutions

c) No solution

d) None

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141. The equations x + y + z = 0, 2x y 3z = 0, 3x 5y + 4z = 0 have

142. The equations x + 2y + 3z = 1, 2x + y + 3z = 2, 5x + 5y + 9z = 4 have


b) One solution
d) None

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c) Infinitely many solutions

n.

a) No solution

143. The equations x y + 2z = 4, 3x + y + 4z = 6, x + y + z = 1 have


b) One solution

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a) No solution

c) Infinitely many solutions

d) None

a) Unique solution

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i

144. The equations x + 4y 2z = 3, 3x + y + 5z = 7, 2x + 3y + z = 5 have


b) No solution

d) None

ak

c) Infinitely many solutions

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.s

145. If the system of equations 2x + 3ky + (3x + 4)z = 0,


x + (k +4)y + (4k + 2)z = 0, x + 2(k + 4)y + (3k + 4)z = 0 has non trivial
solution then K =

b) 8, 1/2

c) 4 or

d) 4 or 1/2

a) 8 or

146. The system of equations 3x 2y + z = 0, x 14y + 15 z = 0, x + 2y 3z = 0


has non zero solution then =
a) 1

b) 3

c) 5

d) 0

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147. If x2 + y2 + z2 0, x = cy + bz, y = ax + cx and z = bx + ay then
a2 + b2 + c2 + 2abc =
a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 1

148. The system of equations x + y + z = 6, x + 2y + z = 0, x + 2y + 3z = 10 has no


solution then =

a) 0

1 1 1

1 1
1
1 1
1

b) 1

is
c) 2

b) 2

c) 1

1 0 4

2 1 3

b) 2

is

c) 0

ak

a) 1

1 4 1

2 3 0
0 1 2

is

d) 0

sh
i

151. The rank of

d) 3

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150. The rank of the matrix A =


a) 3

d) 5

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149. The rank of

c) 4

n.

b) 3

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a) 2

d) 3

152. If In is the identity matrix of order n then the rank of In is


b) n + 1

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a) 1

c) n

d) n 1

153. If A = [aij]m n is a matrix of ran r then

a) r = min (m, n)
c) r min (m, n)

b) r < min (m, n)


d) None

154. If the system of linear equations x + 2ay + az = 0, x + 3by + bz = 0, x + 4cy +


cz = 0 has a non zero solution, then a, b, c
a) Are in G.P.

b) Are in H.P.

c) Satisfy a + 2b + 3c = 0

d) Are in A.P.

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155. The system of equations x + y + z = - 1, x + y + z = - 1, x + y + z = 1 has no solution, if is
a) 1

b) Not 2

c) Either 2 or 1

d) 2

156. If the system of equations ax + y + z = 0, x + by + z = 0, x + y + cz = 0

a) 1

b) 1

c) 2

1
1 a

d) 2

1
1 b

1
1 c

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(a, b, c 1) has a non trivial solution then

a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 1

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non trivial solution then a2 + b2 + c2 + 2abc =

n.

157. The system of equations x cy bz = 0, y ax cx = 0, z bx ay = 0 has a

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158. The equations x + y + z = 6, x + 2y + 3z = 10, x + 2y + z = have unique


solution if

b) = 3, 10

c) 3

d) None

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i

a) = 3, = 10

ak

159. If the system of equations x + 2y + 3z = x, 3x + y + 2z = y, 2x + 3y + z = z

w
.s

has non trivial solution then =


b) 12

c) 18

d) 16

a) 6

160. By eliminating a, b, c from the homogeneous equations x =


c
ab

a
bc

,y=

b
ca

,z=

where a, b, c not all zero then xy + yz + zx =

a) 1

b) 1

c) 2

d) 0

161. The system of equations x + y + z = 6, x + 2y + 3z = 10, z + 2y + z = k is


inconsistent if = ., k .
a) 3, 7

b) 3, 10

c) 7, 10

d) 10, 3

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162. The rank of
a) 4

1 1 1 1

1 2
1 1
1
1 1 3

b) 3

is

c) 2

d) 1

163. The system of equations 2x + y + z = a, x 2y + z = b, x + y 2z = c is

b) a + b + c = 1

c) a + b + c 0

d) a + b + c 0

b) 1 if a = 6

c) 3 if a = 2

d) 2 if a = 6

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a) 3 if a = 6

is

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io

164. The rank of the matrix

5
1 2

2 4 a 4
1 2 a + 1

n.

a) a + b + c = 0

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inconsistent if

165. If a + b + c 0, the system of equations (b + c) (y + z) ax = b c, (c + a) (z +


x) by = c a, (a + b) (x + y) cz = a b have

b) No solution

sh
i

a) A unique solution

d) None

ak

c) Infinite number of solutions

166. If the system of linear equations (sin 3


)x y + z = 0, (cos 2
)x + 4y + 3z = 0.

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.s

2x + 7y + 7z = 0 has a non trivial solution then the values of are


b) n , n + (1)n /6

c) n , n + (1)n /2

d) n , n + (1)n /4

a) n , n + (1)n /3

167. Let and be real. The set of all values of for which the system of linear
equations
x + (sin )y + (cos )z = 0; x + (cos )y + (sin )z = 0; x + (sin )y (cos )z
= 0 has a non trivial solution is
a) [0,

b) [

, 0]

c) [

d) [0,

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ANSWERS
c

26.

51.

2.

27.

52.

3.

28.

53.

4.

29.

54.

5.

30.

55.

6.

31.

d.

56.

7.

32.

57.

8.

33.

9.

34.

10.

35.

11.

36.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

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m

1.

c
a

n.

a
a

59.

60.

61.

37.

62.

38.

63.

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io

58.

64.

40.

65.

41.

66.

42.

67.

43.

68.

44.

69.

20.

45.

70.

21.

46.

71.

22.

47.

72.

23.

48.

73.

24.

49.

74.

25.

50.

75.

19.

w
.s

18.

ak

39.

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104.

132.

77.

105.

133.

78.

106.

134.

79.

107.

135.

108.

136.

81.

109.

137.

82.

110.

138.

83.

111.

139.

84.

112.

140.

85.

113.

86.

114.

87.

115.

88.

116.

89.

117.

90.

91.

92.

93.

94.

n.

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80.

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io

141.

143.

144.

145.

118.

146.

119.

147.

120.

148.

121.

149.

122.

150.

123.

151.

124.

152.

125.

153.

98.

126.

154.

99.

127.

155.

100.

128.

156.

101.

129.

157.

102.

130.

158.

103.

131.

159.

96.

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i
ak

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.s

95.

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uc

142.

97.

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163.

166.

161.

164.

167.

162.

165.

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160.

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