# IISER Aptitude Test Sample Paper 1 Solution

This page contains solutions to the IISER Aptitude test Sample 1. Currently the solutions are only for Maths and Physics sections. Other sections will be uploaded soon.

• MATH
• PHYSICS
• BIOLOGY
• CHEMISTRY

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### MATH

1) If $I_m=\int^{\frac{\pi}{4}}_0(\tan{x})^m\,dx$;

then $I_3+I_5+I_7+I_9$ equals ?

2) We have a sequence $1^{\frac{1}{\sqrt{1}}} , 3^{\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}} , 5^{\frac{1}{\sqrt{5}}} , 7^{\frac{1}{\sqrt{7}}} ..... {2n+1}^{{\frac{1}{\sqrt{2n+1}}}}$ and so on…..

Which is the largest value in the sequence ?

3) Assuming interchange of limit and integration is permisssible, the value of

$\lim_{n\to \infty}\int^1_0 \frac{nx^{n-1}}{1+x} \,dx$

Note: 0<x<1

4) Let  f: R→R be a function such that |f(x)-f(y)|$\leq 6|x-y|^2$ for all $x,y\in R$.

If f(3)=6 then, f(6) equals ?

Solution:

5)Let $A_n$ be the area bounded by curve y=x & $y=nx^2$ in 1st quadrant. Then, the value of $\sum\limits_{i=1}^5 \frac{1}{A_n}$ is.

6) In how many ways can 4 distinguishable pieces be placed on a 8*8 chessboard so that no two pieces are in the same row or column?

Solution:

7) A and B are playing a game by alternately rolling a die,with A starting first. Each player’s score is the numbers obtained on his last roll. The ends when the sum of scores of the two players is 7, and the last player to roll the die wins. What is the probability that A wins the game ?

Solution:

8) The binomial coefficient $^{n}C_r, ^{n}C_{r+1}, ^{n}C_{r+2},.....$  where $0 \leq r\leq {n-2}$

Solution:

9) The Sum of infinite series $arccot{2} + arccot{8} + arccot{18} + ..... + arccot{2n^2} +.....$ is ?

10) The integer values of k for which the equation $7\cos{\theta} + 5\sin{\theta} = 2k+1$ has real solutions is ?

11) The complex solutions of $(z+i)^{2011}=z^{2011}$ lie on :

12) How many 2*2 matrices A satisfy both $A^3=I_2$ and $A^2=A^T$, where $I_2$ denotes the 2*2 identity matix and $A^T$ denotes the transpose of A ?

Solution:    Proof of why the inverse is unique is left to be written but it can be found easily on Google or any Linear Algebra Text Book.

13) Let C be the circle that touches the X-Axis and whose centre coincides with the circum-centre of the triangle defined by $4|x| + 3y=12$ ; $y\geq 0$. How many points with both co-ordinates integers are there in the interior of C?

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14) Let P and Q be the centres of the circles that pass through (0,2) and (0,8) and touch the X-Axis. Then the equation of the ellipse with P and Q as focii and touching X-Axis is ?

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15 Let f: R→R be a function such that f(x+y) + f(x-y)= f(xy) for all $x,y \in R$. Then f is ?

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## 15 thoughts on “IISER Aptitude Test Sample Paper 1 Solution”

1. Puneet Kakkar says:

Where is physics solution?

2. greeshma says:

3. Saunak Kotwal says:

Where is physics? Also, did you get the unsolved problems?

1. Hello Friend sorry. I had made this site in 2014 and totally abandoned it when I did not get good response nor I had much time to do it. Looking at the number of people visiting this month (Actually I also came back to this site after a long time), I will definitely start putting other things up, I have stuff solved and scanned and backed up with me but I did not care to upload, which I will surely do now, maybe on a different and better website. The link to it I will post soon. Thanks for visiting.

1. greeshma says:

thanks for helping us out.No other site provided answers

2. kiran says:

please provide chemistry and physics solutions also

4. JUDE says:

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5. Neha Kulkarni says:

Thank you for the solutions 🙂

6. Ahallya says:

7. A science lover and Iiser aspirant says:

Hello, thank you first of all for uploading the answers. See in question no. 10 how can you assume cos{\theta} =3/7 and sin{\theta} = 2/5 ? Doesn’t it violate sin^2{\theta}+cos^2{\theta}=1 ?

1. Thanks for pointing out the mistake. This is tricky and a tough question to solve on paper. However, I just plotted the LHS on Wolfram

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Plot+7cos(theta)%2B5sin(theta)+for+theta+between+0+to+2*pi

It seems that there are 16 values of theta between 0 and 2 pi where the RHS is Odd. I am searching for RHS being odd because, k has to be integer, i.e. if k is integer 2k+1 is odd. Visually, check for (-7, -5, -3, -1, 1, 3, 5, 7) on the y-axis. There are 16 thetas (between 0 and 2*pi) which give these values.

If you have already solved it, be happy to share with others :-D.

8. Shamitha says: