SSC JE 2017 preparation - Transformer 50 Important Questions

Transformer Objective type - Questions Answer asked in Previous SSC JE exam

Today we have uploaded most important question from Electrical Core Subject i.e.Electrical Transformer. Transformer subject is one of those subjects for every electrical exam which has large weighed in any electrical competitive exam. About 15-20 % of question always asked in SSC JE Electrical. There are also 15 question asked in UPPCL AE Exam. We have also provided you an answer. If you have any doubts regarding the answer plaese comment below. 

Last year Questions Bank of Electrical Transformer 

1. In a transformer, the leakage flux of each winding is proportional to the current in that winding because
(a) Ohm’s law applies to magnetic circuits
(b) leakage paths do not saturate
(c) the two windings are electrically isolated
(d) mutual flux is confined to the core.

2. Which of the following is not a basic element of a transformer ?
(a) core
(b) primary winding
(c) secondary winding
(d) mutual flux.

3. In an ideal transformer,
(a) windings have no resistance
(b) core has no losses
(c) core has infinite permeability
(d) all of the above.

4. The main purpose of using core in a transformer is to
(a) decrease iron losses
(b) prevent eddy current loss
(c) eliminate magnetic hysteresis
(d) decrease reluctance of the common magnetic circuit.

5. Transformer cores are laminated in order to
(a) simplify its construction
(b) minimise eddy current loss
(c) reduce cost
(d) reduce hysteresis loss.

6. A transformer having 1000 primary turns is connected to
a 250-V a.c. supply. For a
secondary voltage of 400 V, the number of secondary turns
should be
(a) 1600
(b) 250
(c) 400
(d) 1250.

7. The primary and secondary induced e.m.fs. E 1 and E 2 in
a two-winding transformer are always
(a) equal in magnitude
(b) antiphase with each other
(c) in-phase with each other
(d) determined by load on transformer secondary.

8. A step-up transformer increases
(a) voltage
(b) current
(c) power
(d) frequency.

9. The primary and secondary windings of an ordinary 2-
winding transformer always have
(a) different number of turns
(b) same size of copper wire
(c) a common magnetic circuit
(d) separate magnetic circuits.

10. A transformer transforms
(a) frequency
(b) voltage
(c) current
(d) voltage and current.

11. In a two-winding transformer, the e.m.f. per turn in
secondary winding is always.......the induced e.m.f. power
turn in primary.
(a) equal to K times
(b) equal to 1/K times
(c) equal to
(d) greater than.

12. In relation to a transformer, the ratio 20 : 1 indicates
(a) there are 20 turns on primary one turn on secondary
(b) secondary voltage is 1/20th of primary voltage
(c) primary current is 20 times greater than the secondary
(d) for every 20 turns on primary, there is one turn on

13. In performing the short circuit test of a transformer
(a) high voltage side is usually short circuited
(b) low voltage side is usually short circuited
(c) any side is short circuited with preference
(d) none of the above.

14. The equivalent resistance of the primary of a
transformer having K = 5 and R1 = 0.1 ohm
when referred to secondary becomes.......ohm.
(a) 0.5
(b) 0.02
(c) 0.004
(d) 2.5

15. A transformer has negative voltage regulation when its
load power factor is
(a) zero
(b) unity
(c) leading
(d) lagging.

16. The primary reason why open-circuit test is performed
on the low-voltage winding of the
transformer is that it
(a) draws sufficiently large on-load current for convenient
(b) requires least voltage to perform the test
(c) needs minimum power input
(d) involves less core loss.

17. No-load test on a transformer is carried out to
(a) copper loss
(b) magnetising current
(c) magnetising current and no-load loss
(d) efficiency of the transformer.

18. The main purpose of performing open-circuit test on a
transformer is to measure its
(a) Cu loss
(b) core loss
(c) total loss
(d) insulation resistance.

19. During short-circuit test, the iron loss of a transformer
is negligible because
(a) the entire input is just sufficient to meet Cu losses only
(b) flux produced is a small fraction of the normal flux
(c) iron core becomes fully saturated
(d) supply frequency is held constant.

20. The iron loss of a transformer at 400 Hz is 10 W.
Assuming that eddy current and hysteresis losses vary as
the square of flux density, the iron loss of the transformer at
rated voltage but at 50 Hz would be....... watt.
(a) 80
(b) 640
(c) 1.25
(d) 100.

21. In operating a 400 Hz transformer at 50 Hz
(a) only voltage is reduced in the same proportion as the
(b) only kVA rating is reduced in the same proportion as the
(c) both voltage and kVA rating are reduced in the same
proportion as the frequency
(d) none of the above.

22. The voltage applied to the h.v. side of a transformer
during short-circuit test is 2% of its rated voltage. The core
loss will be.......percent of the rated core loss.
(a) 4
(b) 0.4
(c) 0.25
(d) 0.04.

23. Transformers are rated in kVA instead of kW because
(a) load power factor is often not known
(b) kVA is fixed whereas kW depends on load p.f.
(c) total transformer loss depends on voltampere
(d) it has become customary.

24. When a 400-Hz transformer is operated at 50 Hz its
kVA rating is
(a) reduced to 1/8
(b) increased 8 times
(c) unaffected
(d) increased 64 times.

25. At relatively light loads, transformer efficiency is low
(a) secondary output is low
(b) transformer losses are high
(c) fixed loss is high in proportion to the output
(d) Cu loss is small.

26. A 200 kVA transformer has an iron loss of 1 kW and
full-load Cu loss of 2kW. Its load kVA corresponding to
maximum efficiency is ....... kVA.
(a) 100
(b) 141.4
(c) 50
(d) 200.

27. If Cu loss of a transformer at 7/8th full load is 4900 W,
then its full-load Cu loss would be
(a) 5600
(b) 6400
(c) 375
(d) 429.

28. The ordinary efficiency of a given transformer is
maximum when
(a) it runs at half full-load
(b) it runs at full-load
(c) its Cu loss equals iron loss
(d) it runs slightly overload.

29. The output current corresponding to maximum
efficiency for a transformer having core loss of 100 W and
equivalent resistance referred to secondary of 0.25 Ω is
....... ampere.
(a) 20
(b) 25
(c) 5
(d) 400.

30. The maximum efficiency of a 100-kVA transformer
having iron loss of 900 kW and F.L. Cu loss of 1600 W
occurs at ....... kVA.
(a) 56.3
(b) 133.3
(c) 75
(d) 177.7

31. The all-day efficiency of a transformer depends
primarily on
(a) its copper loss
(b) the amount of load
(c) the duration of load
(d) both (b) and (c).

32. The marked increase in kVA capacity produced by
connecting a 2 winding transformer as an autotransfomer
is due to
(a) increase in turn ratio
(b) increase in secondary voltage
(c) increase in transformer efficiency
(d) establishment of conductive link between primary and

33. The kVA rating of an ordinary 2-winding transformer is
increased when connected as an
autotransformer because
(a) transformation ratio is increased
(b) secondary voltage is increased
(c) energy is transferred both inductively and conductivity
(d) secondary current is increased.

34. The saving in Cu achieved by converting a 2-winding
transformer into an autotransformer
is determined by
(a) voltage transformation ratio
(b) load on the secondary
(c) magnetic quality of core material
(d) size of the transformer core.

35. An autotransformer having a transformation ratio of 0.8
supplies a load of 3 kW. The power transferred conductively
from primary to secondary is.......kW.
(a) 0.6
(b) 2.4
(c) 1.5
(d) 0.27

36. The essential condition for parallel operation of two 1-φ
transformers is that they should have the same
(a) polarity
(b) kVA rating
(c) voltage ratio
(d) percentage impedance.

37. If the impedance triangles of two transformers
operating in parallel are not identical in shape and size, the
two transformers will
(a) share the load unequally
(b) get heated unequally
(c) have a circulatory secondary current even when
(d) run with different power factors.

38. Two transformers A and B having equal outputs and
voltage ratios but unequal percentage impedances of 4 and
2 are operating in parallel. Transformer A will be running
over-load by ....... percent.
(a) 50
(b) 66
(c) 33
(d) 25

Answers of Objective Questions
1. b 2. d 3. d 4. d 5. b 6. a 7. c 8. a 9. c 10. d 11. c 12. d
13. b 14. d 15. c 16. a 17. c 18.b 19. b 20. b 21. b 22. d
23. c 24. a 25. c 26. b 27. b 28. c 29. a 30. c 31. d 32. d
33. c 34. a 35. b 36. a 37. d 38. c

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