Free Objective Test 02 Practice Test - 11th and 12th 

Question 1

A random variable X has the following probability distribution
then, λ is equal to 

A. 181
B. 281
C. 581
D. 781


Solution : A


Question 2

A man is known to speak truth is 75% cases.  If he throws an unbiased die and tells his friend that it is a six, then the probability that it is actually a six, is

A. 16
B. 18
C. 34
D. 38


Solution : D

Let E denote the event that a six occurs and A be the event theat the man reports that it is a six.  We have P(E)=16,P(E)=56,P(AE)=34 and P(AE)=14. By Baye’s theorem

Question 3

Seven coupons are selected at random one at a time with replacement from 15 coupons numbered 1 to 15. The probability that the largest number appearing on a selected coupon is 9, is

A. (916)6
B. (815)7
C. (35)7
D. (35)7(815)7


Solution : D

Each coupon can be selected in 15 ways. The total number of ways of choosing 7 copouns is 157. If largest number is 9, then the selected numbers have to be from 1 to 9 excluding those consisting of only 1 to 8.
Probability desired is 9787157

Question 4

Team A plays with 5 other teams exactly once. Assuming that for each match the probabilities of a win, draw and loss are equal, then

A. The probability that A wins and loses equal number of matches is 3481
B. The probability that A wins and loses equal number of matches is 1781
C. The probability that A wins more number of matches than it loses is 1781
D. The probability that A loses more number of matches than it wins is 1681


Solution : B

Probability of equal number of W and L is the probability of following 
(0)W,(0)L +(1)W,(1)L+(2)W, (2)L

Question 5

The probabilities of three mutually exclusive events A, B, C are given by 23,14, and 16 respectively. This statement

A. Is true
B. is false
C. nothing can be said
D. could be either


Solution : B

Since the events A,B,C are mutually exclusive,  we have
Which is not possible , hence the statement is false.

Question 6

Two events A and B have the probabilities 0.25 and 0.5 respectively.  The probability that both A and B simultaneously is 0.12.  then the probability that neither A and nor B occurs is ___.

A. 0.13
B. 0.38
C. 0.63
D. 0.37


Solution : D

Given: P(A)=0.25
P(A and B simultaneously happening) = 0.12


Question 7

If (1+4p)4,(1p)2,and (12p)2 are the probabilities of three mutually exclusive events , then the value of p is

A. 12
B. 13
C. 14
D. 15


Solution : A

1+4p4,1p2,12p2 are the probabilities of three mutually exclusive events. 





Question 8

A father has three children with at least one boy.  The probability that he has two boys and one girl is

A. 14
B. 37
C. 13
D. 25


Solution : B

Let A be the event that father has at least one boy and B be the event that he has 2boys and one girl.
P(AB)=P(2 boy,1 girl)=38
Hence P(BA)=P(AB)P(A)=37.

Question 9

A fair coin is tossed n times and let X denotes the number of heads obtained. If P(X = 4), P(X = 5), and P(X = 6) are in A.P., then n is equal to

A. Only 7
B. 14
C. 7 or 14
D. 8


Solution : B and C

Probability of r successes in n trials is equal to nCrprqnr, where p is the probability of success in one trial and q is the probability of failure in one trial. 
This means nC4(12)n,nC5(12)n,nC6(12)n are A.P.
n=7 or n=14.

Question 10

One hundred identical coins, each with probability p  of showing up heads are tossed once. If 0 < p < 1 and the probability of heads showing 50 coins is equal to that head showing 51 coins, then  the value of p is

A. 12
B. 49101
C. 50101
D. 51101


Solution : D

Let P1 and P2 be the respectively be the probability of heads showing 50 coins and head showing 51 coins P1=100C50 p50(1p)50 and P2=100C51 p51(1p)49
Given P1=P2
100C50 p50(1p)50=100C51 p51(1p)49

Question 11

Three six faced fair dice are rolled together.  The probability that the sum of the numbers appearing on the dice is 8, is

A. 772
B. 754
C. 427
D. 764


Solution : A

Getting sum 8 when three dice are rolled = E
The possibilities are (1,1,6) , (2,2,4), (3,3,2),  (1,2,5), (1,3,4)
The number of favorable cases for E  = 3 + 3 + 3 + 6 + 6 = 21
The total number of cases  = 63 = 216
Required probability P(E) =21216=772.

Question 12

In a multiple choice question there are four alternative answers of which one or more than one  is or are correct.  A candidate will get marks on the question only if he ticks all correct answers.  The candidate decides to tick answers at random.  If he is allowed up to three chances to answer the question, the probability that he will get marks on it is given by

A. 1(1415)3
B. (115)3
C. 15
D. 1415


Solution : C

The total number of ways of answering one or more alternatives of 4  is 4C1+4C2+4C3+4C4=15,
Out of these 15 combinations, only one combination is correct.   The probability of answering the alternaive correctly at the first trial is 115, that at the second trial is (1415.114)=115, and that at the third trail is 1415.1314.113=115,
Therefore the probability that the andidate will get marks on the question if he allowed upto three chances, is 115+115+115=15.

Question 13

Urn A contains 6 red , 4 white balls and urn B contains 4 red and 6 white balls.  One ball is drawn from the urn A and placed in the urn B.  Then one ball is drawn at random from urn B and placed in the urn A.  if one ball is now drawn from the urn A, then the probability that it is found to be red is

A. 3255
B. 3040
C. 3250
D. 34


Solution : A

case(i): red ball from A to B, red ball from B to A ,then red ball from A
Case(ii):  red ball from A to B, white ball from B to A, red ball from A
Case(iii):  white ball from A to B, red ball from B to A, red ball from A
Case(iv):  white ball from A to B, white ball from B to A, red ball from A
Therefore required probability =P1+P2+P3+P4=6401100=3255

Question 14

From a bag containing 9 distinct white and 9 distinct black,  9 balls are drawn at random one by one,  the drawn balls being replaced each time.  The probability that at least four balls of each colour is in the draw, is

A. A little less than 12
B. a little greater than 12
C. 12
D. 13


Solution : A

Out of 9 distinct black and 9 distinct white balls, probability of drawing a white ball =12
and drawing black ball is also 12. for at least 4 of each colour in 9 draws with replacement, there are two cases,
P(getting 5 white, 4 black) =9C5 (12)9
Cases (ii)
 P(getting 4 white, 5 black) =9C4 (12)9
These are exclusive so
P(atleast 4 of each colour) =9C5 (12)9+9C4 (12)9=63128 which is little less than 12

Question 15

Let A, B , and C be three independent events with P(A)=13,P(B)=12, and P(C)=14. . The probability of exactly 2 of these events occurring, is equal to

A. 14
B. 724
C. 34
D. 1724


Solution : A

P(exactly two of A, B and C) = P(AB) + P(BC) + P(CA) – 3 P(ABC)
Since A, B ,C are independent events,
Required probability = P(A)P(B) + P(B)P(C) +P(C)P(A) – 3 P(A)P(B)P(C)