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AP X | PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Sample Paper 1

AP State Board
Class X Physical Science
Sample Paper 1
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins

Total Marks: 40

General Instructions:
1. This question paper comprises four sections (I, II, III, IV).
2. ALL the questions are compulsory.
3. There is no overall choice. However, there is internal choice to the questions under
section I.
4. In the time duration of 2 hours 45 minutes, 15 minutes of time is exclusively allotted to
read and understand the question paper.
SECTION - I
Instructions:
[4 4 = 16 Marks]
1. Answer all the questions.
2. Each question carries four marks.
3. There is internal choice for each question. Only one option from each question is to be
attempted.
4. Answer each question in 8 to 10 sentences.

1.
(a) Explain the procedure of finding specific heat of solid experimentally.
OR
(b) Explain the working of an electric motor with a neat diagram.
2. In an atom, the number of electrons in the M-shell is equal to the number of electrons in
the K and L shells. Answer the following questions:
(a) Which is the outermost shell?
(b) How many electrons are there in its outermost shell?
(c) What is the atomic number of an element?
(d) Write the electronic configuration of the element.
OR
Explain the formation of sodium chloride and calcium oxide on the basis of the concept
of electron transfer from one atom to another atom.
3.
(a) State Ohms law. Suggest an experiment to verify it and explain the procedure.
OR
(b) How do you verify the first law of reflection of light with an experiment?

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4. Balance the following chemical equations:


(a) NaOH + H2SO4 Na2SO4 + H2O
(b) Hg(NO3)2 + KI HgI2 + KNO3
(c) H2 + O2 H2O
(d) KClO3 KCl + O2
OR
Give the IUPAC names of the following compounds. If more than one compound is
possible, name all of them.
(a) An aldehyde derived from ethane
(b) A ketone derived from butane
(c) A chloride derived from propane
(d) An alcohol derived from pentane
SECTION - II
Instructions:
1. Answer all the questions.
2. Each question carries two marks.
3. Answer each question in 4 to 5 sentences.

[6 2 = 12 Marks]

5. Which method do you suggest for extraction of high reactivity metals? Why?
6. What consequences can you guess if the spherical mirrors were not known to human
beings?
7. Write a short note on Group VIII A elements (noble gases).
8. Why are prisms used in binoculars?
9. Draw a neat diagram showing that an acid solution in water conducts electricity.
10. How should we place the object in front of a concave mirror in order to form the image
on the object itself? Explain with a ray diagram.

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SECTION - III
Instructions:
1. Answer all the questions.
2. Each question carries one mark.
3. Answer each question in 1 to 2 sentences.

[7 1 = 7 Marks]

11. State the laws of reflection of light.


12. Name the simplest ketone and write its molecular formula.
13. The speed of light in diamond is 1,24,000 km/s and that in air is 3,00,000 km/s. What is
the refractive index of diamond?
14. Why do ionic compounds have high melting points?
15. How many horizontal rows are there in the modern periodic table and what are they
called?
16. Write the formula of focal length of a system of lenses when they are separated by a
distance d with the principal axis.
17. Who performed the following experiments?
(a) Experiment to show that changing magnetic field produces an electric field.
(b) Experiment to show that a potential difference is generated between the ends of an
electrical conductor which moves perpendicular to a magnetic field.

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SECTION - IV
Instructions:

[10

1
= 5 Marks]
2

1. Answer all the questions.


2. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer for each question and write the
relevant letter (a, b, c, d) against the question number in your answer booklet.
3. Each question carries 1/2 mark.

18. The temperature of an aluminium rod is 373 K. Its temperature in C is


(a) 73 C
(b) 100 C
(c) 123 C
(d) 53 C
19. If an object is placed at C on the principal axis in front of a concave mirror, then the
position of the image is
(a) Between F and C
(b) Beyond C
(c) At C
(d) At infinity
20. The lens makers formula is given by which of the following options?
(a)

1
1
1
n 1
f
R1 R 2

(b)

1
1
1
n 1
f
R1 R 2

(c)

1
1
1
n 1
f
R1 R 2

(d)

1
1
1
n 1
f
R1 R 2

21. A wire of resistance 10 is cut into 2 equal parts. These parts are now connected in
parallel. What is the equivalent resistance of the combination?
(a) 2.5
(b) 5
(c) 10
(d) 6.25

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22. The magnetic force on a current-carrying wire placed in uniform magnetic field
perpendicular to the field is given as
(a) 0
(b) ILB
(c) 2ILB
1
(d) ILB
2
23. Which quantum number determines the radius of an atom?
(a) n
(b) m
(c) l
(d) n and l
24. Which of the following gases is used to flush a bag of chips?
(a) Oxygen
(b) Nitrogen
(c) Chlorine
(d) Carbon dioxide
25. When dilute HCl reacts with zinc metal, which gas is liberated?
(a) Oxygen
(b) Nitrogen
(c) Chlorine
(d) Hydrogen
26. What was the name given to Eka-silicon after it was discovered?
(a) Gallium
(b) Scandium
(c) Magnesium
(d) Germanium
27. Which gas causes bread and cake to rise making them soft and spongy?
(a) HCl
(b) CO2
(c) CO
(d) O2

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