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This test consists of 50 questions. The Set Code for this paper is D.

Q1. The C language terminator is 

(a) semicolon

(b) colon

(c) period

(d) exclamation mark

Q2. What is false about the following — A compound statement is 

(a) A set of simple statements

(b) Demarcated on either side by curly brackets

(c) Can be used in place of a simple statement

(d) A C function is not a compound statement.

Q3. What is true about the following C Functions

(a) Need not return any value

(b) Should always return an integer

(c) Should always return a float

(d) Should always return more than one value

Q4. Main must be written as

(a) The first function in the program

(b) Second function in the program

(c) Last function in the program

(d) Anywhere in the program

Q5. Which of the following about automatic variables within a function is correct?

(a) Its type must be declared before using the variable

(b) They are local

(c) They are not initialized to zero

(d) They are global

Q6. Write one statement equivalent to the following two statements 



Choose from one of the alternatives

(a) return(sqr(a));

(b) printf(“sqr(a)”);

(c) return(a*a*a);

(d) printf(“%d”,sqr(a));

Q7. Which of the following about the C comments is incorrect?

(a) Comments can go over multiple lines

(b) Comments can start anywhere in the line

(c) A line can contain comments without any language statements

(d) Comments can occur within comments 

Q8. What is the value of y in the following code?



if(x=6) y=7; 

else y=1; 

(a) 7

(b) 0

(c) 1

(d) 6

Q9. Read the function conv() given below

conv(int t){ 

int u; 

u=5/9 * (t-32);


What is returned

(a) 15

(b) 0

(c) 16.1

(d) 29

Q10. Which of the following represents a true statement either x is in the range of 10 and 50 or y is zero

(a) x >= 10 && x <= 50 || y = = 0

(b) x<50

(c) y!=10 && x>=50

(d) None of these

Q11. Which of the following is not an infinite loop?

(a) while(1){ ….}

(b) for(;;)



(c) x=0; 


/*x unaltered within the loop*/


while(x = = 0);

(d) # define TRUE 0



Q12. What does the following function print?

(a) 3

(b) 1

(c) 0

(d) 2

Q13. How does the C compiler interpret the following two statements



(a) p=p+x;






For question 14,15,16,17 use the following alternatives

(a) int

(b) char

(c) string

(d) float

Q14. 9Q15. 1 e 02Q16. 10 e 05Q17. 15Q18. Read the following code

# define MAX 100

# define MIN 100





else if(x < MIN)



if the initial value of x=200, what is the value after executing this code?
(a) 200

(b) 1

(c) -1

(d) 50 

Q19. A memory of 20 bytes is allocated to a string declared as char *s then the following two statements are executed:



what is the value of l?

(a) 20
(b) 8
(c) 9
(d) 21

Q20. Given the piece of code

int a[50];

int *pa;


To access the 6th element of the array which of the following is incorrect?

(a) *(a+5)

(b) a[5]

(c) pa[5]

(d) *(*pa + 5}

Q21. Consider the following structure:

struct num nam{

int no;

char name[25];


struct num nam n1[]={{12,”Fred”},{15,”Martin”},{8,”Peter”},{11,Nicholas”}};



printf(“%d%d”,n1[2],no,(*(n1 + 2),no) + 1);

What does the above statement print?

(a) 8,9

(b) 9,9

(c) 8,8

(d) 8, unpredictable value

Q22. Identify the incorrect expression

(a) a=b=3=4;

(b) a=b=c=d=0;

(c) float a=int b=3.5;

(d) int a; float b; a=b=3.5;

Q23. Regarding the scope of the variables; identify the incorrect statement:

(a) automatic variables are automatically initialized to 0

(b) static variables are automatically initialized to 0

(c) the address of a register variable is not accessible

(d) static variables cannot be initialized with any expression

Q24. cond 1? cond 2? cond 3?:exp 1:exp 2:exp 3:exp 4; is equivalent to which of the following?

(a) if cond 1

exp 1;

else if cond 2

exp 2;

else if cond 3

exp 3;

else exp 4;

(b) if cond 1

if cond 2

if cond 3

exp 1; 

else exp 2;

else exp 3;

else exp 4;

(c) if cond 1 && cond 2 && cond 3

exp 1 |exp 2|exp 3|exp 4;

(d) if cond 3

exp 1;

else if cond 2 exp 2;

else if cond 3 exp 3;

else exp 4;

Q25. The operator for exponentiation is

(a) **

(b) ^

(c) % 

(d) not available

Q26. Which of the following is invalid

(a) a+=b

(b) a*=b

(c) a>>=b

(d) a**=b 

Q27. What is the y value of the code if input x=10


if (x==10)

else if(x==9)

else y=8;

(a) 9

(b) 8

(c) 6

(d) 7

Q28. What does the following code do?

fn(int n,int p,int r){

static int a=p;


case 4:a+=a*r;

case 3:a+=a*r;

case 2:a+=a*r;

case 1:a+=a*r;}}

(a) computes simple interest for one year

(b) computes amount on compound interest for 1 to 4 years

(c) computes simple interest for four year 

(d) computes compound interest for 1 year

Q29. How many times does the loop occur?



printf(“%d “,a++);





Q30. How many times does the loop iterate?

for (i=0;i=10;i+=2)

printf(“Hi “);

(a) 10

(b) 2

(c) 5

(d) None of these

Q31. What is incorrect among the following A recursive function

(a) calls itself

(b) is equivalent to a loop

(c) has a termination condition

(d) does not have a return value at all 

Q32. Which of the following goes out of the loop if expn 2 becomes false

(a) while(expn 1){…if(expn 2)continue;}

(b) while(!expn 1){if(expn 2)continue;…}

(c) do{..if(expn 1)continue;..}while(expn 2);

(d) while(!expn 2){if(expn 1)continue;..}

Q33. Consider the following program


{unsigned int i=10;





How many times the loop will get executed





Q34. Pick out the add one out

(a) malloc()

(b) calloc()

(c) free()

(d) realloc() 

Q35. Consider the following program


int a[5]={1,3,6,7,0};

int *b;



The value of b[-1] is

(a) 1

(b) 3

(c) -6

(d) none


# define prod(a,b)=a*b


int x=2;

int y=3; 

printf(“%d”,prod(x+2,y-10)); }

the output of the program is 

(a) 8

(b) 6

(c) 7

(d) None

Q37. Consider the following program segment

int n,sum=1;


case 2:sum=sum+2;

case 3:sum*=2;



If n=2, what is the value of a sum

(a) 0

(b) 6

(c) 3 

(d) None of these

Q38. Identify the incorrect one

(a) if(c=1)

(b) if(c!=3)

(c) if(a

(d) if(c==1)

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