**Series – C**

**Post Code – 695**

1. Which of the following curve is generally preferred to connect two lines meeting at a very small angle?

- Simple curve
- Compound curve
- Combined curve
**Reverse curve**

2. Beaufort scale is used to determine

**Speed of wind**- Direction of winds
- Increasing the surface area of tank
- Decreasing the surface area of tank

3. For a given discharge, the efficiency of sedimentation tank can be increased by

- Increasing the depth of tank
- Decreasing the depth of tank
**Increasing the surface area of tank**- Decreasing the surface area of tank

4. Unit for deoxygenation constant is

**Per day**- Per hour
- Ppm
- Mg/L

5. Imhoff cone is used to measure

- Dissolved solids
- Suspended solids
**Settleable solids**- Total solids

6. The amount of oxygen available in the effluent in any form to the total amount of oxygen required in 1^{st} stage of BOD is.

- Theoretical oxygen demand
- Total organic carbon
**Relative stability**- Relative BOD

7. Sludge bulking can be controlled by

**Chlorination**- Coagulation
- Aeration
- Denitrification

8. Wading technique is used

- To determine velocity of sea waves during Tsunami
- To determine thickness of canal lining
- To measure the volume of dredging material in harbours
**To determine the velocity of flow in shallow streams**

9. The maximum magnitude of shear stress due to shear force F on a rectangular section of area A at the neutral axis, is

- F/A
- F/2A
**3F/2A**- 2F/3A

10. In case of principal axis of a section

- Sum of moment of inertia is zero.
- Difference of moment inertia is zero.
**Product of moment of inertia is zero.**- None of these

11. An accurate estimate of average rainfall in a particular catchment area can be obtained by

- Arithmetic mean method
**Isohyetal method**- Normal ration method
- THIESSEN method

12. Water present in an artesian aquifer is usually

- At sub-atmospheric pressure
- At atmospheric pressure
- At 5 times of the atmospheric pressure
**Above atmospheric pressure**

13. Penman’s equation is based on

- Energy budgeting only
- Energy budgeting and water budgeting
**Energy budgeting and mass transfer**- Water budgeting and mass transfer

14. A clay sample has a void ratio of 0.50 in dry state and specific gravity of fsolids =2.70. Its shrinkage limit will be

- 12%
- 13.5 %
**18.5%**- 22%

15. The field moisture content of a soil can be determined by

- Core cutter method
- Sand replacement method
- Proctor compaction test
- Modified Proctor compaction test

*Choose the correct answer:*

**1,2,3 and 4**- 1 and 2 only
- 2 and 3 only
- 2 and 4 only

16. Consider the following statements:

- Poorly graded or uniform sands compact to low dry unit weights.
- Heavy clays with high plasticity have very low maximum dry unit weight.
- In clays soils, the maximum dry weight tends to decrease as plasticity increases.

**Which of these statements is/are correct?**

**1,2 and 3**- 1 and 2 only
- 2 and 3 only
- 3 only

17. Match List-1 with list 2 and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

**LIST-1 LIST-2**

- Rails – Connect one section of rail to next
- Sleepers – Convert line load into a uniformly distributed load
- Ballast – Convert point load into a uniformly distributed load
- Fish Plates – Convert rolling loads into point loads (s)

**CODE: **

A B C D

**4 3 2 1**- 1 2 3 4
- 4 2 3 1
- 1 3 2 4

18. A truss containing j joints and m members, will be a simple truss if

**M=2j-3**- J=2m-3
- M=3j-2
- All of these

19. Match List-1 with list-2 and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

LIST-1 LIST-2

- Parapet wall Constructed with dry stone masonry encased in wire mesh
- Check wall To add the overall stability to the hill face
- Breast wall To buttress the uphill slopes of the road cross-section
- Gabion wall To give protection to the motorists

**CODE: **

A B C D

- 4 3 2 1
- 1 2 3 4
**4 2 3 1**- 1 3 2 4

20. Which one of the following tests is performed in the laboratory to determine the aggregate resistance to weathering?

**Soundness test**- Crushing test
- Impact test
- Abrasion test

21. What are the standards for testing of road macadam in aggregate Impact Test?

**14 kg wt, 38 cm drop, 15 blows**- 14 kg wt, 35 cm drop, 20 blows
- 18 kg wt, 35 cm drop, 15 blows
- 18 kg wt, 30 cm drop, 20 blows

22. Match list-1 ( Measuring device) with List-2 (soil parameter) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists.

**LIST-1 LIST-2**

- Pycnometer Compressibility
- Hydrometer Permeability
- Odometer Specific Gravity
- Permeameter Particle size analysis

**CODE: **

A B C D

- 2 4 1 3
- 3 1 4 2
- 2 1 4 3
**3 4 1 2**

23. In the consolidated drained test on a saturated soil sample, pore water pressure is zero during

- Consolidation stage only
- Shearing stage only
**Both consolidation and shearing stage**- Loading stage

24. Settlement due to creep in soils is contingent on

- Primary consolidation
**Secondary consolidation**- Initial settlement
- Compaction settlement

25. The earth pressure behind a bridge abutment is at

- Active
- Passive
**Rest**- Constant always and everywhere

26. Which one of the following defects indicates progressive disintegration of bituminous premix carpet surfacing by loss of aggregates?

**Potholes**- Raveling
- Edge breaking
- Rutting

27. In a flexible pavement

- The vertical compressive stress in the maximum at the lowest layer
**Vertical compressive stresses decrease with depth of the layer**- Tensile stresses get developed
- Maximum stress induced by a given traffic load is dependent on the location of the load on the pavement surface.

28. The full amount of super-elevation on a horizontal curve is provided at the

- The beginning of the transition curve
- Centre of the circular curve
**End of the transition curve**- Centre of the transition curve

29. If the road surface is adequately super-elevated on a horizontal curve, which one of the following is the proper distribution of pressure on the vehicle wheels?

**Pressure on both outer and inner wheels is equal.**- Pressure on inner wheel is more than outer wheel.
- Pressure on outer wheel is more than inner wheel.
- Pressure on inner wheel is twice than pressure on outer wheel.

30.

**Assertion (A) : **In an intersection design, the relative speed is dependent on the absolute speed of intersecting vehicles and the angles between them.

**Reason (R) : **when the angle of merging is small, relative speed will be high.

- Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
- Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
**(A) is true and (R) is false.**- (R) is true and (A) is false.

31. The suitable door for entrance in an air-conditioned building is a

- Revolving door
- Louvred door
- Collapsible door
**Swinging door**

32. In a brick noggin type of partition wall, the vertical wooden member are called

- Noggin
**Studs**- Sills
- Template

33. When hooks are formed in deformed bars, the internal radius of the bend should be atleast ……….. times the diameter of the bar.

- 2
**3**- 4
- 6

34. In simply supported slab, alternate bars are curtailed at

- (1/5)th of the span
- (1/6)th of the span
**(1/7)th of the span**- (1/8) th of the span

35. A reinforced concrete slab is 75 mm thick. The maximum size of reinforcement bar that can be used is

- 12 mm dia.
- 10 mm dia.
**8 mm dia.**- 6 mm dia.

36. Examine the following statements:

- Factor of safety for steel should be based on its yield stress.
- Factor of safety for steel should be based on its ultimate stress.
- Factor of safety for concrete should be based on its yield stress.
- Factor of safety for concrete should be based on its ultimate stress.

**Choose the right answer:**

- 1 and 3
**1 and 4**- 2 and 3
- 2 and 4

37. Match List-1 (beam variable) with List-2 (design provision) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

**LIST-1 LIST-2**

- Flexure – Minimum depth of section
- Shear – Longitudinal steel reinforcement
- Bond – Stirrups
- Deflection – Anchorage in support

**CODE:**

A B C D

- 3 2 1 4
- 2 3 1 4
- 2 3 4 1
**3 2 4 1**

38. In the case of isolated square concrete footing, match the locations at which the stess resultants are to be checked. Where d is effective depth of footing and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

**STRESS RESULTANT LOCATION **

- Bending moment At fact of column
- One way shear At d/2dd from face of column
- Punching shear At d from face of column

** CODE: **

** A B C**

- 1 2 3
- 3 1 2
- 2 1 3
**1 3 2**

39. An R.C. square footing of length 2 m and uniform effective depth 200mm is provided for a 300 mm *300 mm column. The line of action of the vertical compressive load passes through the centroid of the footing as well as of the column. If the magnitude of the load is 320 kN, the nominal transverse (one way) shear stress in the footing is

**26 N/mm**^{2}- 30 N/mm
^{2} - 34 N/mm
^{2} - 75 N/mm
^{2}

40. A main reinforcement of an RC slab consists of 10 mm bars at 10 cm spacing. If it is desired to replace 10 mm bars by 12 mm bars, then the spacing of 12 mm bars should be

- 12 cm
- 14 cm
**40 cm**- 16 cm

41. The sleeper density of a BG track is (n+6) in metric units. The number of sleepers per 1.024 km of track is

**1520**- 1630
- 1720
- 1800

42. The torsional restraint can be provided by providing a

- Web or flange cleats in the end connection
- Bearing stiffeners acting in conjunction with the bearing of beam
- External support to the end of the compression flage
**All of these**

43. Vertical stiffeners in plate girders are provided

- To increase bearing strength of web
- To prevent local bulking of the flange
**To prevent local bulking of the web**- None of these

44. Bending compressive and tensile stresses respectively are calculated based on

- Net area and gross area
**Gross area and net area**- Net area in both cases
- Gross area in both cases

45. Economical depth of a plate girder corresponds to

**Minimum weight**- Minimum Depth
- Maximum weight
- Minimum thickness of web

46. Gantry girders are designed to resist

- Lateral Loads
- Longitudinal loads and vertical loads
**Lateral, longitudinal and vertical loads**- Lateral and longitudinal loads

47. A shaft is subjected to bending moment, M and a torque, T simultaneously. The ratio of the maximum bending stress to maximum shear stress developed in a shaft is

- M/T
- T/M
**2M/T**- 2T/M

48. The ratio of moment of inertia of a circular plate and that of a square plate for equal depth is

- 4π/16
- 2π/16
**3π/16**- π/16

49. Slenderness ratio of a long column is

- area of cross-section divided by radius of gyration
- area of cross-section divided by least radius of gyration
- radius of gyration divided by area of cross-section
**length of column divided by least radius of gyration**

50. At either end of the plane frame, maximum number of possible bending moments are

**zero**- one
- two
- three

51. Which Mauryan king maintained relations with foreign powers for the first time?

- Brihadratha
- Bindusara
- Ashoka
**Chandragupta Maurya**

52. The two important centres of Gupta sculpture were

- Mathura nad Gandhara
**Mathura and Sarnath**- Pataliputra and Ujjain
- Gandhara and Ajanta

53. Who among the following was not a celestial god in the Vedic period?

- Surya
- Varuna
**Indra**- None of these

54. Who is known in history as the ‘Darvesh King’ on account of his simple habits?

**Nasiruddin**- Balban
- Arman Shah
- Bughra Khan

55. The essence of Guru Nanak’s ideas is to be found in the

- Adi Granth
- Janamsakhis
**Japaji**- None of these