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Q.1 TTwo idewo identical ntical conduconductincting sphg spheres, eres, having having charcharges oges of oppof opposite sigsite sign, attrn, attract eact each ach other other with a with a force force of of  0.108 N when separated by 0.5 m. The spheres are connected by a conducting wire, which is the 0.108 N when separated by 0.5 m. The spheres are connected by a conducting wire, which is the nn removed, and thereafter, they repel each other with a force of 0.036 N. The initial charges on the removed, and thereafter, they repel each other with a force of 0.036 N. The initial charges on the spheres are

spheres are (A) ± 5 ×10

(A) ± 5 ×10-6-6C andC and  15 × 1015 × 10-6-6CC ((BB) ) ± ± 11..0 0 × × 1100-6-6 C andC and  3.0 × 103.0 × 10-6-6CC (C) ± 2.0 × 10

(C) ± 2.0 × 10-6-6C andC and 6.0 × 106.0 × 10-6-6CC ((DD) ) ± ± 00..5 5 × × 1100-6-6C andC and 1.5 × 101.5 × 10-6-6CC Q

Q.2.2 A A ppooiinnt t cchhaarrgge e 5500

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C is located in the XY plane at tC is located in the XY plane at the point of position vectorhe point of position vector rr00

 

22ii  33jj. What is the. What is the

electric field at the point of position vector

electric field at the point of position vector rr

 

88ii  55jj

((AA) ) 11220000VV//mm ((BB) ) 00..0044VV//mm ((CC) ) 990000VV//mm ((DD) ) 4455000 0 VV//mm Q.3

Q.3 A pA poioint nt chcharargge q e q is is plplacaced ed at at ororigiginin. L. Letet EEAA,, EEBB   and and EECC  

be the electric field at three points be the electric field at three points A (1, 2, 3), B (1, 1, – 1) and C (2

A (1, 2, 3), B (1, 1, – 1) and C (2, 2, 2) due to charge q. Then, 2, 2) due to charge q. Then [i] [i] EEAA

EEBB   [ii] | [ii] |EEBB   | = 4 | | = 4 |EECC   || select the correct alternative

select the correct alternative

((AA) ) oonnlly y [[ii] ] iis s ccoorrrreecctt ((BB) ) oonnlly y [[iiii] ] iis s ccoorrrreecctt

((CC) ) bbootth h [[ii] ] aannd d [[iiii] ] aarre e ccoorrrreecctt ((DD) ) bbootth h [[ii] ] aannd d [[iiii] ] aarre e wwrroonngg Q.4

Q.4 TTwo idwo idenentiticacal poil point cnt chahargrges aes are plre placaced aed at a sept a sepaararatition of on of ll. P is a p. P is a point on the line joint on the line joining the charges, atoining the charges, at a distance x from any one charge. The field at P is E. E is plotted against x for values of x from close to a distance x from any one charge. The field at P is E. E is plotted against x for values of x from close to zero to s

zero to slightly less thanlightly less thanll. W. Which of the following best represents the resulting curve?hich of the following best represents the resulting curve?

(A) (B) (C) (D

(A) (B) (C) (D))

Q.5

Q.5 A parA particlticle of me of mass m ass m and cand chargharge Q ie Q is plas placed iced in an eln an electrectric fiic field E weld E which hich varivaries wies with tith time t asme t asss E

E = = EE00sinsin

t. It will undergo simple harmonic motion of amplitt. It will undergo simple harmonic motion of amplitudeude (A) (A) 22 2 2 0 0 m m QE QE

(B(B)) 22 0 0 m m QE QE

(C)(C) 22 0 0 m m QE QE

(D)(D) mm

QE QE00 Q.6

Q.6 Four Four charcharges ges are are arraarrangnged aed at the t the corncorners ers of a of a squasquare re ABCABCD, aD, as shos shown. wn. TheThe force on a +ve charge kept at the centre of the square is

force on a +ve charge kept at the centre of the square is

((AA) ) zzeerroo ((BB) ) aalloonng g ddiiaaggoonnaal l AACC

((CC) ) aalloonng g ddiiaaggoonnaal l BBDD ((DD) ) ppeerrppeennddiiccuullaar r tto o tthhe e ssiidde e AABB Q.7

Q.7 TTwo fwo freree pe posositiitive ve chcharargeges 4q s 4q anand q ad q are re a dia distastancncee llapart. What charge Q is needed to achieve eqapart. What charge Q is needed to achieve equilibriumuilibrium for the entire system and where should i

for the entire system and where should it be placed form charge q?t be placed form charge q? (A) Q = (A) Q = 9 9 4 4 q (negative) at q (negative) at 3 3 ll (B) Q = (B) Q = 9 9 4 4 q (positive) at q (positive) at 3 3 ll (C) Q = q (positive) at (C) Q = q (positive) at 3 3 ll (D) Q = q (negative) at (D) Q = q (negative) at 3 3 ll Q.8

Q.8 Six cSix charharges ges are plare placeaced at td at the che cornorner of er of a rega regulaular her hexagxagon as son as showhown. In. If an ef an eleclectrotronn is placed at its centre O, for

is placed at its centre O, force on it will be:ce on it will be:

((AA) ) ZZeerroo ((BB) ) AlloAonng g OOFF ((CC) ) AAlloonng g OOCC ((DD) ) NNoonne e oof f tthheessee

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Q.9 Two identical positive charges are fixed on the y-axis, at equal distances from the origin O. A particle with a negative charge starts on the x-axis at a large distance from O, moves along the + x-axis, passes through O and moves far away from O. Its acceleration a is taken as positive along its direction of  motion. The particle’s acceleration a is plotted against its x-coordinate. Which of the following best represents the plot?

(A) (B) (C) (D)

Q.10 Four equal positive charges are fixed at the vertices of a square of side L. Z-axis is perpendicular to the plane of the square. The point z = 0 is the point where the diagonals of the square intersect each other. The plot of electric field due to the four charges, as one moves on the z-axis.

(A) (B) (C) (D)

Q.11 A nonconducting ring of radius R has uniformly distributed positive charge Q. A small part of the ring, of  length d, is removed (d << R). The electric field at the centre of the ring will now be

(A)directed towards the gap, inversely proportional to R3. (B) directed towards the gap, inversely proportional to R2. (C) directed away from the gap, inversely proportional to R3. (D) directed away from the gap, inversely proportional to R2.

Q.12 The charge per unit length of the four quadrant of the ring is 2

, – 2

,

and –

respectively. The electric field at the centre is

(A) – 2 Riˆ 0

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(B) 2 R jˆ 0

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(C) iˆ R 4 2 0

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(D) None

Q.13 The direction (

) of 

E at point P due to uniformly charged finite rod will be (A) at angle 300from x-axis

(B) 450from x - axis

(C) 600from x-axis

(D) none of these

Q.14 Two equal negative charges are fixed at the points [0, a ] and [0, –a] on the y-axis. A positive charge Q is released from rest at the points [2a, 0] on the x-axis . The charge Q will

(A) execute simple harmonic motion about the origin (B) move to the origin and remain at rest

(C) move to infinity

(D) execute oscillatory but not simple harmonic motion.

Q.15 An uncharged sphere of metal placed inside a charged parallel plate capacitor. The lines of force look  like

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Q.16 A small particle of mass m and charge –q is placed at point P and released. If R >> x, the particle will undergo oscillations along the axis of symmetry with an angular frequency that is equal to

(A) 3 0mR 4 qQ



(B) 4 0mR 4 qQx



(C) 3 0mR 4 qQ



(D) 4 0mR 4 qQx



Q.17 Which of the following is a volt :

(A) Erg per cm (B) Joule per coulomb

(C) Erg per ampere (D) Newton / (coulomb x m2)

Q.18 n small drops of same size are charged to V volts each. If they coalesce to form a signal large drop, then its potential will be

(A) V/n (B) Vn (C) Vn1/3 (D) Vn2/3

Q.19 1000 identical drops of mercury are charged to a potential of 1 V each. They join to form a single drop. The potential of this drop will be

(A) 0.01 V (B) 0.1 V (C) 10 V (D)100 V

Q.20 Potential difference between centre & the surface of sphere of radius R and uniform volume charge density

within it will be :

(A)

R 2 0 6

(B)

R2 0 4

(C) 0 (D)

R2 0 2

Q.21 If the electric potential of the inner metal sphere is 10 volt & that of the outer shell is 5 volt, then the potential at the centre will be :

(A) 10 volt (B) 5 volt (C) 15 volt (D) 0

Q.22 Three concentric metallic spherical shell A, B and C or radii a, b and c (a < b < c) have surface charge densities –

, +

, and –

respectively. The potential of shell A is :

(A)

0

[a + b – c] (B)

0

[a – b + c] (C)

0

[b – a – c] (D) none

Q.23 A charged particle having some mass is resting in equilibrium at a height H above the centre of a uniformly charged non-conducting horizontal ring of radius R. The force of gravity acts downwards. The equilibrium of the particle will be stable

(A) for all values of H (B) only if H > 2 R (C) only if H < 2 R (D) only if H = 2 R

Q.24 An infinite number of concentric rings carry a charge Q each alternately positive and negative. Their radii are 1, 2, 4, 8... meters in geometric progression as shown in the figure. The potential at the centre of the rings will be

(A) zero (B) 0 12 Q

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(C) 8 0 Q



(D) 6 0 Q

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Q.25 When a negative charge is released and moves in electric field, it moves toward a position of  (A) lower electric potential and lower potential energy

(B) lower electric potential and higher potential energy (C) higher electric potential and lower potential energy (D) higher electric potential and higher potential energy

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Q.26 A hollow metal sphere of radius 5 cm is charged such that the potential on its surface is 10 V. The potential at the centre of the sphere is

(A) 0 V (B) 10 V

(C) same as at point 5 cm away from the surface out side sphere. (D) same as a point 25 cm away from the surface.

Q.27 A solid sphere of radius R is charged uniformly. At what distance from its surface is the electrostatic potential half of the potential at the centre?

(A)R (B)R/2 (C)R/3 (D) 2R

Q.28 An infinite nonconducting sheet of charge has a surface charge density of 10–7C/m2. The separation between two equipotential surfaces near the sheet whose potential differ by 5V is

(A) 0.88 cm (B) 0.88 mm (C) 0.88 m (D) 5 × 10–7m

Q.29 Four equal charges +q are placed at four corners of a square with its centre at origin and lying in yz plane. The electrostatic potential energy of a fifth charge +q’ varies on x-axis as:

(A) (B) (C) (D)

Q.30 Two identical thin rings, each of radius R meter are coaxially placed at distance R meter apart. If  Q1and Q2coulomb are respectively the charges uniformly spread on the two rings, the work done in moving a chargeqfrom the centre of one ring to that of the other is

(A) zero (B) q 

Q1

Q2

 

2

1 / 

2.4



0R

(C) q 2

Q1

Q2

 / 4



0R (D)q 

Q1

Q2

 

2

1 / 

2.4



0R

Q.31 Two positively charged particles X and Y are initially far away from each other and at rest. X begins to move towards Y with some initial velocity. The total momentum and energy of the system are p and E. (A) If Y is fixed, both p and E are conserved.

(B)If Y is fixed, E is conserved, but not p.

(C) If both are free to move, p is conserved but not E. (D) If both are free, E is conserved, but not p.

Q.33 Two particles X and Y, of equal mass and with unequal positive charges, are free to move and are initially far away from each other. With Y at rest, X begins to move towards it with initial velocity u. After a long time, finally

(A)X will stop, Y will move with velocity u.

(B) X and Y will both move with velocities u/2 each. (C) X will stop, Y will move with velocity < u.

(D) both will move with velocities < u/2.

Q.34 A circular ring of radius R with uniform positive charge density

per unit length is located in the y-z plane with its centre at the origin O. A particle of mass m and positive charge q is projected from the point P(R 3 , O, O) on the positive x-axis directly towards O, with an initial kinetic energy

0 4 q

. (A) The particle crosses O and goes to infinity.

(B) The particle returns to P. (C)The particle will just reach O.

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Q.35 A bullet of mass m and charge q is fired towards a solid uniformly charged sphere of radius R and total charge + q. If it strikes the surface of sphere with speed u, find the minimum speed u so that it can penetrate through the sphere. (Neglect all resistance forces or friction acting on bullet except electrostatic forces)

(A) 2 mR q 0

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(B) 4 mR q 0



(C) 8 mR q 0



(D) 4 mR q 3 0



Q.36 In space of horizontal EF (E = (mg)/q) exist as shown in figure and a mass m attached at the end of a light rod. If mass m is released from the position shown in figure find the angular velocity of the rod when it passes through the bottom most position

(A) l g (B) l g 2 (C) l g 3 (D) l g 5

Q.37 Two identical particles of mass m carry a charge Q each. Initially one is at rest on a smooth horizontal plane and the other is projected along the plane directly towards first particle from a large distance with speed

. The closed distance of approach be

(A)



m Q 4 1 2 0 (B) 2 2 0 m Q 4 4 1



(C) 2 2 0 m Q 2 4 1



(D) 2 2 0 m Q 3 4 1



Q.38 The diagram shows a small bead of mass m carrying charge q. The bead can freely move on the smooth fixed ring placed on a smooth horizontal plane. In the same plane a charge +Q has also been fixed as shown. The potential atthe point P due to +Q is V. The velocity with which the bead should projected from the point P so that it can complete a circle should be greater than

(A) m qV 6 (B) m qV (C) m qV 3 (D) none Q.39 Electric field given by the vector E

xiˆ

y jˆ

is present in the XY plane. A small ring carrying charge +Q, which can freely slide on a smooth non conducting rod, is projetced along the rod from the point (0, L) such that it can reach the other end of the rod. What minimum velocity should be given to the ring?(Assume zero gravity)

(A) (QL2 /m)1/2 (B) 2(QL2 /m)1/2

(C) 4(QL2 /m)1/2 (D) (QL2 /2m)1/2

Q.40 A unit positive point charge of mass m is projected with a velocity V inside the tunnel as shown. The tunnel has been made inside a uniformly charged non conducting sphere. The minimum velocity with which the point charge should be projected such it can it reach the opposite end of the tunnel, is equal to

(A) [

R2 /4m

0]1/2 (B) [

R2 /24m

0]1/2 (C) [

R2 /6m

0]1/2

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Q.41 A conducting sphere of radius a has charge Q on it. It is enclosed by a neutral conducting concentric spherical shell having inner radius 2a and outer radius 3a. Find electrostatic energy of system.

(A) a kQ 12 5 2 (B) a kQ 12 11 2 (C) a 2 kQ2 (D) none Q.42 A particle of mass 1 kg & charge

3 1

C is projected towards a non conducting fixed spherical shell having the same charge uniformly distributed on its surface. Find the minimum initial

velocity of projection required if the particle just grazes the shell. (A) 3 2 m/s (B) 2 3 2 m/s (C) 3 2 m/s (D) none of these Q.43 The diagram shows three infinitely long uniform line charges placed on

the X, Y and Z axis. The work done in moving a unit positive charge from (1, 1, 1) to (0, 1, 1) is equal to

(A) (

ln 2) / 2



0 (B) (

ln 2) / 



0

(C) (3

ln 2) / 2



0 (D) None

Q.44 A charged particle of charge Q is held fixed and another charged particle of mass mand chargeq(of the same sign) is released from a distance r. The impulse of the force exerted by the external agent on the fixed charge by the time distance between Q and q becomes 2r is

(A) 4 mr Qq 0

(B) 4 r Qqm 0

(C) r Qqm 0

(D) 2 r Qqm 0

Q.45 In a uniform electric field, the potential is 10V at the origin of coordinates, and 8V at each of the points (1, 0, 0), (0, 1, 0) and (0, 0, 1). The potential at the point (1, 1, 1) will be

(A)0 (B)4V (C)8 V (D)10V

Q.46 In a regular polygon of n sides, each corner is at a distance r from the centre. Identical charges are placed at (n – 1) corners. At the centre, the intensity is E and the potential is V. The ratio V/E has magnitude.

(A)rn (B)r (n – 1) (C) (n – 1)/r (D) r(n – 1)/n

Q.47 The equation of an equipotential line in an electric field is y = 2x, then the electric field strength vector at (1, 2) may be

(A) 4 i

3j (B) 4 i

8j (C) 8 i

4j (D)

 

8 i 4j

Q.48 The electric field in a region is given by : E =

4axy z

2ax2 z

 jˆ

ax2 /  z

ˆ, where a is a

positive constant. The equation of an equipotential surface will be of the form (A) z = constant / [x3y2] (B) z = constant / [xy2] (C) z = constant / [x4y2] (D)None

Q.49 A charge 3 coulomb experiences a force 3000 N when placed in a uniform electric field. The potential difference between two points separated by a distance of 1 cm along the field lines is

(A) 10 V (B) 90 V (C) 1000 V (D) 9000V

Q.50 Two point charges of +Q each have been placed at the positions ( –a /2, 0, 0) and (a / 2, 0, 0). The locus of the points where –Q charge can be placed such the that total electrostatic potential energy of the system can become equal to zero, is represented by which of the following equations?

(A) Z2+ (Y–a)2=2a (B)Z2+ (Y–a)2= 27a2 /4

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Q.51 Figure shows equi-potential surfaces for a two charges system. At which of the labeled points point will an electron have the highest potential energy?

(A) Point A (B) Point B

(C) Point C (D) Point D

Q.52 A uniform electric field having strength E  is existing in x-y plane as shown in figure. Find the p.d. between origin O & A(d, d, 0) (A) Ed (cos

+ sin

) (B) –Ed (sin

– cos

)

(C) 2 Ed (D) none of these

Q.53 In a certain region of space, the potential is given by : V = k[2x2– y2+ z2]. The electric field at the point (1, 1, 1) has magnitude =

(A) k  6 (B) 2k  6 (C) 2k  3 (D) 4k  3

Q.54 Find the force experienced by the semicircular rod charged with a charge q, placed as shown in figure. Radius of the wire is R and the line of  charge with linear charge density

is passing through its centre and perpendicular to the plane of wire.

(A) 2 R q 0 2

(B) R q 0 2

(C) 4 R q 0 2

(D) 4 R q 0

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Q.55 Uniform electric field of magnitude 100 V/m in space is directed along the line y = 3 + x. Find the potential difference between point A (3, 1) & B (1, 3)

(A) 100 V (B) 200 2 V (C) 200 V (D) 0

Q.56 A wheel having mass m has charges +q and –q on diametrically opposite points. It remains in equilibrium on a rough inclined plane in the presence of uniform vertical electric field E =

(A) q mg (B) q 2 mg (C) q 2 tan mg

(D) none Q.57 An equilateral triangle wire frame of side L having 3 point charges at its vertices

is kept in x-y plane as shown. Component of electric field due to the configuration in z direction at (0, 0, L) is [origin is centroid of triangle]

(A) 2 L 8 kq 3 9 (B) zero (C) 2 L 8 kq 9 (D) None Q.58 A, B, C, D, P and Q are points in a uniform electric field. The potentials

a these points are V (A) = 2 volt. V (P) = V (B) = V (D) = 5 volt. V (C) = 8 volt. The electric field at P is

(A) 10 Vm–1along PQ (B) 15 2 V m–1along PA

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Q.59 A and B are two points on the axis and the perpendicular bisector respectively of an electric dipole. A and B are far away from the dipole and at equal distance from it. The field at A and B are EA and EB

  . (A) EA EB  

(B) EA 2EB  

(C) EA 2EB  

(D) |E | 2 1 | E | B

A , and EB  is perpendicular to EA

Q.60 Figure shows the electric field lines around an electric dipole. Which of the arrows best represents the electric field at point P ?

(A) (B)

(C) (D)

Q.61 A dipole consists of two particles one with charge +1

C and mass 1kg and the other with charge –1

C and mass 2kg separated by a distance of 3m. For small oscillations about its equilibrium position, the angular frequency, when placed in a uniform electric field of 20kV/m is

(A) 0.1rad/s (B) 1.1 rad/s (C) 10 rad/s (D) 2.5rad/s

Q.62 The dipole moment of a system of charge +q distributed uniformly on an arc of radius R subtending an angle

 /2 at its centre where another charge -q is placed is :

(A)

qR 2 2 (B)

qR 2 (C) qR

(D) 2qR

Q.63 An electric dipole is kept on the axis of a uniformly charged ring at distance R 2 from the centre of the ring. The direction of the dipole moment is along the axis. The dipole moment is P, charge of the ring is Q and radius of the ring is R. The force on the dipole is nearly

(A) 3 3R2 kPQ 4 (B) 3 3R3 kPQ 4 (C) 3 3R3 kPQ 2 (D) zero Q.64 A large sheet carries uniform surface charge density

. A rod of length

2lhas a linear charge density

on one half and –

on the second half. The rod is hinged at mid point O and makes an angle

with the

normal to the sheet. The torque experienced by the rod is

(A)0 (B)



l 2 0 2 sin

(C)



l 2 0 sin

(D)



2

l 0

Q.65 Two short electric dipoles are placed as shown. The energy of electric interaction between these dipoles will be

(A) 1 23 r cos P kP 2

(B) 132 r cos P kP 2

(C) 132 r sin P kP 2

(D) 132 r cos P kP 4

Q.66 Point P lies on the axis of a dipole. If the dipole is rotated by 90° anticlock wise, the electric field vector E

at P will rotate by

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Q.67 4 charges are placed each at a distance 'a' from origin. The dipole moment of  configuration is

(A) 2qa jˆ (B)3qa jˆ (C) 2aq[iˆ

 jˆ] (D) none

Q.68 Both question (a) and (b) refer to the system of charges as shown in the figure. A spherical shell with an inner radius 'a' and an outer radius 'b' is made of conducting material. A point charge +Q is placed at the centre of the spherical shell and a total charge – q is placed on the shell.

(a) Charge – q is distributed on the surfaces as

(A) – Q on the inner surface, – q on outer surface

(B)– Q on the inner surface, – q + Q on the outer surface (C) +Q on the inner surface, –q – Q on the outer surface

(D) The charge –q is spread uniformly between the inner and outer surface.

(b) Assume that the electrostatic potential is zero at an infinite distance from the spherical shell. The electrostatic potential at a distance R (a < R < b) from the centre of the shell is

(A)0 (B) a KQ (B) R q Q K

(D) b q Q K

(where K = 0 4 1



)

Q.69 In a region of space, the electric field is in the x direction and is given as E

E0xiˆ

. Consider an imaginary cubical volume of edge a, with its edges parallel to the axes of coordinates. The charge inside this volume is:

(A) zero (B)

0E0a3 (C) 0 3 0 a E 1

(D) 0E0a2 6 1

Q.70 Electric flux through a surface of area 100 m2lying in the xy plane is (in V-m) if E

2 jˆ

3k ˆ 

(A) 100 (B) 141.4 (C) 173.2 (D) 200

Q.71 An infinite, uniformly charged sheet with surface charge density

cuts through a spherical Gaussian surface of radius R at a distance x from its center, as shown in the figure. The electric flux

through the Gaussian surface is (A) 0 2 R

(B)

0 2 2 x R 2

(C)

0 2 x R

(D)

0 2 2 x R

Q.72 Two spherical, nonconducting, and very thin shells of uniformly distributed positive charge Q and radius d are located a distance 10d from each other. A positive point charge q is placed inside one of the shells at a distance d/2 from the center, on the line connecting the centers of the two shells, as shown in the figure. What is the net force on the charge q?

(A) 2 0d 361 qQ



to the left (B) 2 0d 361 qQ



to the right (C) 2 0d 361 qQ 362



to the left (D) 2 0d 361 qQ 360



to the right

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Q.73 A positive charge q is placed in a spherical cavity made in a positively charged sphere. The centres of  sphere and cavity are displaced by a small distance l . Force on charge q is :

(A)in the direction parallel to vector l (B) in radial direction

(C) in a direction which depends on the magnitude of charge density in sphere (D) direction can not be determined.

Q.74 There are four concentric shells A, B, C and D of radii a, 2a, 3a and 4a respectively. Shells B and D are given charges +q and –q respectively. Shell C is now earthed. The potential difference VA– VCis : (A) Kq a 2 (B) Kq a 3 (C) Kq a 4 (D) Kq a 6 Q.75 A metal ball of radius R is placed concentrically inside a hollow metal sphere of 

inner radius 2R and outer radius 3R. The ball is given a charge +2Q and the hollow sphere a total charge – Q. The electrostatic potential energy of this system is : (A) R 24 Q 7 0 2

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(B) 16 R Q 5 0 2



(C) 8 R Q 5 0 2



(D) None Question No. 76 to 80

A point charge +Q having mass m is fixed on horizontal smooth surface. Another point charge having magnitude +2Q & mass 2m is projected horizontally towards the charge +Q from far distance with velocity Vo.

Q.76 Force applied by floor on the fixed charge in horizontal direction, when distance between charges becomes 'd'.

(A) 2 2 d KQ 2 (B) 2 2 d KQ (C) Zero (D) None

Q.77 The impulse acting on the system of particles (Q + 2Q) in the time interval when distance between them becomes 'd'. (A)

2 o 2 o V md KQ 2 V m 2 (B) 2m V 0 (C)

md KQ 2 V m 2 2 2 o (D) None

Q.78 Minimum distance of approach.

(A) 2 o 2 mV KQ 2 (B) 2 o 2 mV KQ (D) 2 o 2 mV KQ 4 (D) None Q.79 Acceleration of particle 2Q when it is closest to fixed particle Q

(A) Zero (B) 2 4 o KQ 2 mV (C) 2 4 o KQ 4 mV (D) None

Q.80 If particle +Q is free to move, then what will be the closest distance between the particles.

(A) Zero (B) 2 o 2 mV KQ 6 (C) 2 o 2 mV KQ 3 (D) None

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ONE OR MORE THAN ONE CORRECT  Take approx. 3 minutes for answering each question.

Q.1 Mid way between the two equal and similar charges, we placed the third equal and similar charge. Which of the following statements is correct, concerned to the equilibrium along the line joining the charges ?

(A) The third charge experienced a net force inclined to the line joining the charges (B) The third charge is in stable equilibrium

(C) The third charge is in unstable equilibrium

(D) The third charge experiences a net force perpendicular to the line joining the charges Q.2 A negative point charge placed at the point A is

(A) in stable equilibrium along x-axis (B) in unstable equilibrium along y-axis (C)in stable equilibrium along y-axis (D)in unstable equilibrium along x-axis

Q.3 Five balls numbered 1 to 5 are suspended using separate threads. Pairs (1,2), (2,4) and (4,1) show electrostatic attraction while pairs (2,3) and (4,5) show repulsion. Therefore ball 1 must be

(A) positively charged (B) negatively charged (C) neutral (D) made of metal

Q.4 Four charges of 1

C, 2

C, 3

C, and – 6

C are placed one at each corner of the square of side 1m. The square lies in the x-y plane with its centre at the origin.

(A)The electric potential is zero at the origin.

(B) The electric potential is zero everywhere along the x-axis only of the sides of the square are parallel to x and y axis.

(C)The electric potential is zero everywhere along the z-axis for any orientation of the square in the x-y plane.

(D) The electric potential is not zero along the z-axis except at the origin.

Q.5 Two fixed charges 4Q (positive) and Q (negative) are located at A and B, the distance AB being 3 m.

(A)The point P where the resultant field due to both is zero is on AB outside AB. (B) The point P where the resultant field due to both is zero is on AB inside AB.

(C) If a positive charge is placed at P and displaced slightly along AB it will execute oscillations. (D)If a negative charge is placed at P and displaced slightly along AB it will execute oscillations.

Q.6 Two identical charges +Q are kept fixed some distance apart. A small particle P with charge q is placed midway between them. If P is given a small displacement

, it will undergo simple harmonic motion if  (A)q is positive and

is along the line joining the charges.

(B) q is positive and

is perpendicular to the line joining the charges. (C)q is negative and

is perpendicular to the line joining the charges. (D) q is negative and

is along the line joining the charges.

Q.7 Select the correct statement : (Only force on a particle is due to electric field) (A) A charged particle always moves along the electric line of force.

(B) A charged particle may move along the line of force (C) A charge particle never moves along the line of force

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Q.8 Two point charges Q and – Q/4 are separated by a distance x. Then

(A)potential is zero at a point on the axis which is x/3 on the right side of the charge – Q/4 (B)potential is zero at a point on the axis which is x/5 on the left side of the charge – Q/4 (C)electric field is zero at a point on the axis which is at a distance x on the right side of the charge – Q/4 (D) there exist two points on the axis where electric field is zero.

Q.9 An electric charge 10–8C is placed at the point (4m, 7m, 2m). At the point (1m, 3m, 2m), the electric (A)potential will be 18 V (B) field has no Y-component

(C) field will be along Z-axis (D) potential will be 1.8 V

Q.10 Let V be electric potential and E the magnitude of the electric field. At a given position, which of the statement is true?

(A) E is always zero where V is zero (B) V is always zero where E is zero

(C)E can be zero where V is non zero (D) E is always nonzero where V is nonzero

Q.11 Three point charges Q, 4Q and 16Q are placed on a straight line 9 cm long. Charges are placed in such a way that the system has minimum potential energy. Then

(A) 4Q and 16Q must be at the ends and Q at a distance of 3 cm from the 16Q. (B) 4Q and 16Q must be at the ends and Q at a distance of 6 cm from the 16Q. (C) Electric field at the position of Q is zero.

(D) Electric field at the position of Q is

0

4 Q



.

Q.12 Two infinite sheets of uniform charge density +

and –

are parallel to each other as shown in the figure. Electric field at the

(A) points to the left or to the right of the sheets is zero. (B) midpoint between the sheets is zero.

(C) midpoint of the sheets is

0and is directed towards right.

+ + – – – – – – – – + + + + + + + +

(D) midpoint of the sheet is 2

0and is directed towards right.

Q.13 The electric potential decreases uniformly from V to -V along X-axis in a coordinate system as we moves from a point (-x0, 0) to (x0, 0), then the electric field at the origin.

(A) must be equal to 0 x V ; (B) may be equal to 0 x V

(C) must be greater than 0

x V

(D) may be less than 0 x

V

Q.14 The electric potential decreases uniformly from 120 V to 80 V as one moves on the X

axis from x = –1 cm to x = + 1 cm. The electric field at the origin

(A) must be equal to 20 V/cm (B) may be equal to 20 V/cm (C) may be greater than 20 V/cm (D) may be less than 20 V/cm

Q.15 Potential at a point A is 3 volt and at a point B is 7 volt , an electron is moving towards A from B. (A) It must have some K.E. at B to reach A

(B) It need not have any K.E. at B to reach A

(C) to reach A it must have more than or equal to 4 eV K. E. at B.

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Q.16 A ring of radius R carries charge Q distributed uniformly over the ring. P is a point on its axis, at a distance r from its centre. The electric field at P due to ring is E. Which of the following is correct? (A)E = 2 2 3 / 2 0 (r R ) Qr · 4 1



. (B)E is maximum for r = R 2

(C) E

0 at the centre of the ring.

(D)As r increases, E will first increase, then decrease. Q.17 A conducting sphere of radius r has a charge. Then

(A) The charge is uniformly distributed over its surface, if there is an external electric field.

(B) Distribution of charge over its surface will be non uniform if no external electric field exist in space. (C) Electric field strength inside the sphere will be equal to zero only when no external electric field exists (D) Potential at every point of the sphere must be same

Q.18 For a spherical shell

(A) If potential inside it is zero then it necessarily electrically neutral

(B) electric field in a charged conducting spherical shell can be zero only when the charge is uniformly distributed.

(C) electric potential due to induced charges at a point inside it will always be zero (D) none of these

Q.19 A circular ring carries a uniformly distributed positive charge. The electric field (E) and potential (V) varies with distance (r) from the centre of the ring along its axis as

(A) (B) (C) (D)

Q.20 The figure shows a nonconducting ring which has positive and negative charge non uniformly distributed on it such that the total charge is zero. Which of the following statements is true?

(A) The potential at all the points on the axis will be zero. (B) The electric field at all the points on the axis will be zero.

(C) The direction of electric field at all points on the axis will be along the axis.

(D) If the ring is placed inside a uniform external electric field then net torque and force acting on the ring would be zero.

Q.21 At distance of 5cm and 10cm outwards from the surface of a uniformly charged solid sphere, the potentials are 100V and 75V respectively . Then

(A)potential at its surface is 150V.

(B) the charge on the sphere is (5/3) × 10-10C.

(C)the electric field on the surface is 1500 V/m. (D)the electric potential at its centre is 225V.

Q.22 Four identical charges are placed at the points (1, 0, 0), (0, 1, 0), (–1, 0, 0) and (0, –1, 0). (A) The potential at the origin is zero.

(B)The field at the origin is zero.

(C) The potential at all points on the z-axis, other than the origin, is zero.

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Q.23 Variation of electrostatic potential along x-direction is shown in the graph. The correct statement about electric field is

(A) x component at point B is maximum

(B) x component at point A is towards positive x-axis. (C) x component at point C is along negative x-axis (D) x component at point C is along positive x-axis

Q.24 A particle of charge 1

C & mass 1 gm moving with a velocity of 4 m/s is subjected to a uniform electric field of magnitude 300 V/m for 10 sec. Then it's final speed cannot be:

(A) 0.5 m/s (B) 4 m/s (C) 3 m/s (D) 6 m/s Q.25 Two point charges q and 2q are placed at (a, 0) and (0, a). A point charge q1is

placed at a point P on the quarter circle of radius a as shown in the diagram so that the electric field at the origin becomes zero:

(A) the point P is

 

 

 

 

3 a 2 , 3 a (B) the point P is

 

 

 

 

5 a 2 , 5 a (C) q1= – 5q (D) none of these

Q.26 A charged cork of mass m suspended by a light string is placed in uniform electric filed of strength E = (iˆ

 jˆ)× 105NC–1as shown in the fig. If in equilibrium position tension in the string is

) 3 1 ( mg 2

then angle ‘

’ with the vertical is

(A) 60° (B) 30° (C) 45° (D) 18°

Q.27 Two particles of same mass and charge are thrown in the same direction along the horizontal with same velocity v from two different heights h1and h2(h1< h2). Initially they were located on the same vertical line. Choose the correct alternative.

(A) Both the particles will always lie on a vertical line.

(B) Acceleration of the centre of mass of two particles will be g downwards.

(C) Horizontal displacement of the particle lying at h1is less and the particle lying at h2is more than the value, which would had been in the absence of charges on them.

(D) all of these.

Q.28 A proton and a deuteron are initially at rest and are accelerated through the same potential difference. Which of the following is false concerning the final properties of the two particles ?

(A) They have different speeds (B)They have same momentum

(C) They have same kinetic energy (D) They have been subjected to same force

Q.29 A particle of charge

q and mass m moves in a circle around a long wire of linear charge density +

. If r = radius of the circular path and T = time period of the motion circular path. Then :

(A) T = 2

r (m/2K

q)1/2 (B) T2= 4

2m r3 /2qK

(C) T = 1/2

r (2K

q/m)1/2 (D) T = 1/2

r (m/K



q)1/2 where K = 1/4



0

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Q.30 Charge Q is distributed non-uniformly over a ring of radius R, P is a point on the axis of ring at a distance R

3 from its centre. Which of the following is a wrong statement. (A) Potential at P is

R 2 KQ

(B) Magnitude of electric field at P may be greater than 2 R 8

KQ 3

(C) Magnitude of electric field at P must be equal to 2 R 8

KQ 3

(D) Magnitude of electric field at P cannot be less than 2 R 8

KQ 3

Q.31 An electric dipole moment p

(2.0iˆ

3.0 jˆ)

C. m is placed in a uniform electric field

) k ˆ 0 . 2 iˆ 0 . 3 ( E

 × 105 N C–1. (A) The torque that E

exerts on p is (0.6

0.4 jˆ

0.9ˆ) Nm.

(B) The potential energy of the dipole is –0.6 J. (C) The potential energy of the dipole is 0.6 J.

(D) If the dipole is rotated in the electric field, the maximum potential energy of the dipole is 1.3 J. Q.32 Which of the following is true for the figure showing electric lines of force?

(E is electrical field, V is potential)

(A)EA> EB (B) EB> EA

(C) VA> VB (D)VB> VA

Q.33 If we use permittivity

, resistance R, gravitational constant G and voltage V as fundamental physical quantities, then

(A)[angular displacement] =

0R0G0V0 (B)[Velocity] =

–1R–1G0V0 (C) [dipole moment] =

1R0G0V1 (D)[force] =

1R0G0V2 Q.34 Units of electric flux are

(A) N m

Coul

2

2 (B)

N

Coul2

m2 (C) volt-m (D) Volt-m

3

Q.35 Which of the following statements are correct?

(A) Electric field calculated by Gauss law is the field due to only those charges which are enclosed inside the Gaussian surface.

(B) Gauss law is applicable only when there is a symmetrical distribution of charge.

(C) Electric flux through a closed surface will depends only on charges enclosed within that surface only. (D) None of these

Q.36 Mark the correct options:

(A) Gauss’s law is valid only for uniform charge distributions. (B) Gauss’s law is valid only for charges placed in vacuum.

(C) The electric field calculated by Gauss’s law is the field due to all the charges .

(D) The flux of the electric field through a closed surface due to all the charges is equal to the flux due to the charges enclosed by the surface.

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Q.37 A thin-walled, spherical conducting shell S of radius R is given charge Q. The same amount of charge is also placed at its centre C. Which of the following statements are correct?

(A)On the outer surface of S, the charge density is 2 R 2

Q

.

(B) The electric field is zero at all points inside S.

(C)At a point just outside S, the electric field is double the field at a point just inside S.

(D)At any point inside S, the electric field is inversely proportional to the square of its distance from C.

Q.38 A hollow closed conductor of irregular shape is given some charge. Which of the following statements are correct?

(A)The entire charge will appear on its outer surface. (B)All points on the conductor will have the same potential. (C) All points on its surface will have the same charge density.

(D) All points near its surface and outside it will have the same electric intensity.

Q.39 Charges Q1and Q2lies inside and outside respectively of a closed surface S. Let E be the field at any point on S and

be the flux of E over S.

(A)If Q1changes, both E and

will change.

(B)If Q2changes, E will change but

will not change. (C) If Q1= 0 and q2

0 then E

0 but

= 0.

(D) If Q1

0 and Q2= 0 then E = 0 but

 

0.

Q.40 Three points charges are placed at the corners of an equilateral triangle of  side L as shown in the figure.

(A)The potential at the centroid of the triangle is zero. (B) The electric field at the centroid of the triangle is zero. (C) The dipole moment of the system is 2qL

(D)The dipole moment of the system is 3qL.

Q.41 An electric dipole is placed at the centre of a sphere. Mark the correct answer (A)the flux of the electric field through the sphere is zero

(B) the electric field is zero at every point of the sphere. (C) the electric potential is zero everywhere on the sphere. (D)the electric potential is zero on a circle on the surface.

Q.42 An electric field converges at the origin whose magnitude is given by the expression E = 100r Nt/Coul, wherer is the distance measured from the origin.

(A) total charge contained in any spherical volume with its centre at origin is negative.

(B) total charge contained at any spherical volume, irrespective of the location of its centre, is negative. (C) total charge contained in a spherical volume of radius 3 cm with its centre at origin has magnitude 3 ×10–13C.

(D) total charge contained in a spherical volume of radius 3 cm with its centre at origin has magnitude 3 × 10–9Coul.

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Q.43 A conducting sphere A of radius a, with charge Q, is placed concentrically inside a conducting shell B of radius b. B is earthed. C is the common centre of the A and B.

(A)The field is a distance r from C, where a

r

b is 2 0 r Q 4 1

.

(B) The potential at a distance r from C, where a

r

b, is 4 1 Qr 0

.

(C)The potential difference between A and B is

 

 

  

b 1 a 1 Q 4 1 0

(D)The potential at a distance r from C, where a

r

b,

 

 

 

  

b 1 r 1 Q 4 1 0 .

Q.44 Three concentric conducting spherical shells have radius r, 2r and 3r and Q1, Q2and Q3are final charges respectively. Innermost and outermost shells are already earthed as shown in figure. Choose the wrong statement. (A) Q1 + Q3 = – Q2 (B) Q1 =

Q2 4 (C) QQ3 1 =3 (D) Q Q 3 2 =

1 3

Q.45 Two thin conducting shells of radii R and 3R are shown in the figure. The outer shell carries a charge + Q and the inner shell is neutral. The inner shell is earthed with the help of a switch S.

(A)With the switch S open, the potential of the inner sphere is equal to that of the outer. (B)When the switch S is closed, the potential of the inner sphere becomes zero. (C)With the switch S closed, the charge attained by the inner sphere is – q/3. (D)By closing the switch the capacitance of the system increases.

Q.46 X and Y are large, parallel conducting plates closed to each other. Each face has an area A. X is given a charge Q. Y is without any charge. Points A, B and C are as shown in figure.

(A)The field at B is 2 A Q 0

(B) The field at B is A Q 0

(C)The fields at A, B and C are of the same magnitude.

(D)The field at A and C are of the same magnitude, but in opposite directions. Q.47 Plates A and B constitute an isolated, charge parallel-plate capacitor.

The inner surfaces (I and IV) of A and B have charges +Q and –Q respectively. A third plate C with charge +Q is now introduced midway between A and B. Which of the following statements is not correct? (A) The surfaces I and II will have equal and opposite charges. (B) The surfaces III and IV will have equal and opposite charges. (C) the charge on surface III will be greater than Q.

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Q.48 A particle of mass m and charge q is thrown in a region where uniform gravitational field and electric field are present. The path of particle

(A) may be a straight line (B) may be a circle (C) may be a parabola (D) may be a hyperbola Question No. 49 to 54 (6 questions)

An empty thick conducting shell of inner radius a and outer radius b is shown in figure. If it is observed that the inner face of the shell carries a uniform charge density –

and the surface carries a uniform charge density '

'

Q.49 If a point charge qAis placed at the center of the shell, then choose the correct statement(s) (A) The charge must be positive

(B) The charge must be negative

(C) The magnitude of charge must be 4



a2

(D) The magnitude of charge must be 4



(b2– a2)

Q.50 If another point charge qBis also placed at a distance c (>b) the center of shell, then choose the correct statements

(A) force experienced by charge A is 2 0 2 A c b q

(B) force experienced by charge A is zero

(C) The force experienced by charge B is 2 0 2 B c b q

(D) The force experienced by charge B is A2 B c

q kq

Q.51 If the charge qAis slowly moved inside the shell, then choose the statement(s) (A) Charge distribution on the inner and outer face of the shell changes

(B) The force acting on the charge B charges (C) The charge B also starts moving slowly (D) None of these

Q.52 Choose the correct statement related to the potential of the shell in absence of qB

(A) Potential of the outer surface is more than that of the inner surface because it is positively charged (B) Potential of the outer surface is more than that of the inner surface because it carries more charge (C) Both the surfaces have equal potential

(D) The potential of the outer surface is 0 b

Q.53 If the outer surface of the shell is earthed, then identify the correct statement(s) (A) Only the potential of outer surface becomes zero

(B) Charge on the outer surface also becomes zero (C) The outer surface attains negative charge

(D) Negative charge on the inner surface decreases

Q.54 If the inner surface of the shell is earthed, then identify the correct statement(s) (A) The potential of both the inner and outer surface of the shell becomes zero (B) Charge on the outer surface becomes zero

(C) Charge on the inner surface decreases

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 ANSWER KEY 

ONLY ONE OPTION IS CORRECT.

Q.1 B Q.2 D Q.3 C Q.4 D Q.5 B Q.6 D Q.7 A Q.8 D Q.9 B Q.10 D Q.11 A Q.12 A Q.13 A Q.14 D Q.15 B Q.16 A Q.17 B Q.18 D Q.19 D Q.20 A Q.21 A Q.22 C Q.23 B Q.24 D Q.25 C Q.26 B Q.27 C Q.28 B Q.29 B Q.30 B Q.31 B Q.33 A Q.34 C Q.35 B Q.36 B Q.37 B Q.38 A Q.39 D Q.40 A Q.41 A Q.42 B Q.43 B Q.44 B Q.45 B Q.46 B Q.47 D Q.48 C Q.49 A Q.50 C Q.51 B Q.52 A Q.53 B Q.54 B Q.55 D Q.56 B Q.57 B Q.58 B Q.59 C Q.60 B Q.61 A Q.62 A Q.63 D Q.64 B Q.65 B Q.66 A Q.67 A Q.68 (a) B, (b) D Q.69 B Q.70 C Q.71 D Q.72 A Q.73 A Q.74 D Q.75 A Q.76 A Q.77 A Q.78 A Q.79 C Q.80 B

ONE OR MORE THAN ONE OPTION MAY BE CORRECT 

Q.1 B Q.2 C, D Q.3 C, D Q.4 A, C Q.5 A, D Q.6 A, C Q.7 B Q.8 A, B, C Q.9 A Q.10 C Q.11 B, C Q.12 A, C Q.13 B Q.14 B, C Q.15 A, C Q.16 A, B, D Q.17 D Q.18 D Q.19 B Q.20 A Q.21 A, C, D Q.22 B, D Q.23 D Q.24 A Q.25 B Q.26 A, B Q.27 D Q.28 B Q.29 A Q.30 C Q.31 A, B, D Q.32 A, D Q.33 A, B, D Q.34 C Q.35 C Q.36 C, D

Q.37 A,C,D Q.38 A,B Q.39 A,B,C Q.40 A,D

Q.41 A,D Q.42 A,B,C Q.43 A,C,D Q.44 D

Q.45 A,B,C,D Q.46 A,C,D Q.47 D Q.48 A,C

Q.49 A,C Q.50 B Q.51 D Q.52 C,D

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