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CIVIL ENGINEERING
(PAPER–I)
1. Timber can be made reasonably fire- c. 2 4 1 3
resistant by d. 3 1 4 2
a. soaking it in Ammonium Sulphate 4. In some brick masonry walls, patches of
b. coating with Tar paint whitish crystals were found on the exposed
c. pumping creosote oil into timber under surfaces, also chipping and spalling of
high pressure bricks took place from the same walls.
Which among the following are the causes
d. seasoning process
of these defects ?
2. Which one of the following statements is
1. Settlement of foundation
the correct description of the structure of
fibre board ? 2. Over-loading of the walls
a. Thin slices of superior quality of wood 3. Sulphate attach
are glued and pressed on the surface of 4. Efflorescence
inferior wood a. 1 and 2
b. Streamed mass of wood dusts, wood b. 2 and 3
wool and other vegetable fibres are
c. 2 and 4
pressed hard to a thickness varying
from 3 mm to 12 mm d. 3 and 4
c. Thin and narrow wood shavings are 5. Match List I with list II and select the
soaked in a refractory binder material correct answer :
and pressed hard List I(Property)
d. Thin and narrow wood shaving are A. Specific heat of an aggregate
soaked in a refractory binder material B. Thermal conductivity of an aggregate
and pressed hard C. Thermal expansion
3. Match List I(Constituents of bricks) with D. Durability of concrete
List II(corresponding influence) and select
List II(Characteristic)
the correct answer :
1. Breaks the bond between the aggregate
List I
and the paste
A. Alumina
2. Is a measure of its heat capacity
B. Silica
3. Is affected by differences n thermal
C. Magnesia expansion of two different materials
D. Limestone 4. Is a measure of its ability to conduct
List II heat
1. Colour of brick A B C D
2. Plasticity recovery for moulding a. 1 3 2 4
3. Reacts with silica during burning and b. 2 4 1 3
causes particles to unite together and c. 1 4 2 3
development of strength
d. 2 3 1 4
4. Preserve the for on brick at high
6. Consider the following methods of
temperature and prevents shrinkage
preservation of timber :
A B C D
1. Pressure application
a. 2 1 4 3
2. Brush application
b. 3 4 1 2
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3. Dipping 4. Preserves the for of brick at high
4. Open tank application temperature and prevents shrinkage
The correct sequence of these methods in A B C D
the increasing order of their effectiveness a. 2 4 1 3
is : b. 3 1 4 2
a. 1, 3 4, 2 c. 2 1 4 3
b. 3, 4, 2, 1 d. 3 4 1 2
c. 2, 3, 4, 1 9. Match List I with List II and select the
d. 4, 2, 1, 3 correct answer :
7. Match List I with List II and select the List I(Type of cement)
correct answer : A. High strength Portland cement
List I (Name of defect) B. Super sulphated cement
A. Cupping C. High alumina cement
B. Bowing D. Rapid hardening Protland cement
C. Chucks List II(Property/Characteristic)
D. Knots 1. Should not be used with any admixture
List II(Definition) 2. Is extremely resistant to chemical
1. Caused by wood limbs encased by the attach
wood of the free trunk 3. Gives a higher rate of heat
2. Caused by grain irregularities in the development during hydration of
board and can be eliminated by proper cement
stacking 4. has a higher content of tricalcium
3. Small cracks appearing at the ends of silicate
boards caused by too rapid drying A B C D
4. Unequal shrinking in the radial and a. 3 2 1 4
tangential direction b. 4 1 2 3
A B C D c. 3 1 2 4
a. 1 2 3 4 d. 4 2 1 3
b. 4 3 2 1 10. Consider the following stages in the
c. 1 3 2 4 manufacturing of bricks :
d. 4 2 3 1 1. Weathering
8. Match List I with list II and select the 2. Moulding
correct answer : 3. Tempering
List I (Type of cement) The correct sequence of these stages in the
A. Ordinary Portland cement manufacturing of the bricks, is
B. Rapid hardening cement a. 1, 2, 3
C. Low heat cement b. 2, 3, 1
D. Sulphate resistant cement c. 1, 3, 2
List II(Characteristics) d. 3, 2, 1
1. The percentage of C3S is maximum 11. Four main oxides present in ordinary
and is of the order of 50% Portland cement are : CaO, Al2O3, SiO2
2. The percentages of C2S and C3S are and Fe2O3. Identify the correct ascending
the same and of the order of 40% order of their proportions in a typical
3. Reacts with silica during burning and composition of OPC
causes particles to unite together and a. Al2O3, Fe2O3, CaO, SiO2
development of strength b. Al2O3, CaO, Fe2O3, SiO2
c. Fe2O3, Al2O3, SiO2 , CaO
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d. Fe2O3, SiO2 , Al2O3, CaO
12. Consider the following statements :
Pozzolana used as an admixture in
concrete has the following advantages :
1. It improves workability with lesser b.
amount of water
2. It increases heat of hydration and so
sets the concrete quickly
3. It increases resistance to attach by salts
and sulphates
4. It leaches calcium hydroxide
c.
Select the correct answer using the code
given below :
a. 1, 2, 3 and 4
b. 1, 2, and 4
c. 1 and 3
d. 2, 3 and 4
13. The length of time for which a concrete d.
mixture will remain plastic is usually more 15. Consider the following statements :
depended on Mohr’s circle is used to determine the
a. the setting time of cement than on the stress on an oblique section of a body
amount of mixing water and subjected to
atmospheric temperature 1. direct tensile stress on one plane
b. the atmospheric temperature than on accompanied by a shear stress
the amount of mixing water and the 2. direct tensile stresses in two mutually
setting time of cement perpendicular directions accompanied
c. the setting time of cement and the by a simple shear stress
amount of mixing water than on 3. direct tensile stress in two mutually
atmospheric temperature perpendicular directions
d. the amount of mixing water used and 4. a simple shear stress
atmospheric temperature than on the Select the correct answer using the codes
setting time of cement given below :
14. a. 1 and 4
b. 2 and 3
c. 1, 2, 3 and 4
d. 1, 2 and 3
16. A bar of square cross- section, having an
area of cross-section ‘A’ is subjected to a
compressive force ‘P’ as shown in the
Which one among the following is the figure
correct free body diagram for a portal
frame shown in Figure given above ?

The intensity of the tangential stress on the


oblique plane is given by
a. P sin 2
a. b. P cos 2
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c. P/2 sin2 2. Centroid
d. P/2 cos 2 3. The plane sections remain plain
17. The ratio of the torsional moment s of 4. Extreme fibre
resistance of a solid circular shaft of 5. The cross-section is circular
diameter D, and a hollow circular shaft A B C D
having external diameter d and internal
a. 5 4 1 2
diameter d is given by
b. 3 1 2 4
D4
a. c. 5 1 2 4
D4  d 4
d. 3 4 1 2
D4  d 4 22. A rectangular beam of width 200 mm and
b.
D4 depth 300 mm is subjected to a shear force
D3  d 3 of 200 kN. The maximum shear stress
c. produced in the beam is
D3
a. 10.0 MPa
D3
d. b. 7.5 MPa
D3  d 3
c. 5.0 MPa
18. Clapeyron’s theorem is applied to
d. 3.00 MPa
a. Simply supported beam
23. A symmetrical channel section is made of
b. Propped cantilever beam a material which is equally strong in
c. Fixed & continuous beam tension and compression. It is used as a
d. Continuous beam only simply supported beam with its web
19. The valiration of the hoop stress across the horizontal to carry vertical loads. It will
thickness of a thick cylinder is a. be strongest if the web is used as top
a. linear face
b. uniform b. be strongest if the web is used as
bottom face
c. parabolic
c. be equally strong in (a) and (b) above
d. hyperbolic
d. not be possible to state which of the
20. The bulk modulus of elasticity of a
above statements is correct
material is twice its modulus of rigidity.
The Poisson’s ratio of the material is 24. For which of the following conditions, the
virtual work should be zero according to
a. 1/7
the Principle of virtual work ?
b. 2/7
1. A body moving with constant
c. 3/7 acceleration
d. 4/7 2. A body rotating with constant speed
21. Match List I with List II and select the 3. A body in equilibrium
correct answer :
4. A body moving with constant
List I momentum
A. Assumption in the theory of simple Select the correct answer using the codes
bending given below :
B. The point at which the bending stress a. 1 only
is maximum for any cross-section
b. 1 and 2
C. The point at which the bending stress
c. 3 only
is zero for an y cross-section
d. 4 only
D. The point in the cross-section through
which the neutral axis passes 25.
List II
1. Neutral axis
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c. Zero
d. 12 kN compressive
29. A free body diagram of a body shows
a. A body isolated from all external
effects without considering its own
p1 and p2 are two equal tensile principal weight
stresses. On the plane AB inclined at 45o b. A body isolated form its surroundings
to the plane of p1 and all external forces acting on it
a. the shear stress is a maximum c. A body isolated from its surroundings
b. the normal stress is zero and all external actions on it
c. the shear stress is zero d. A body isolated fro its surroundings
d. the normal stress is maximum and all internal forces acting on it
26. 30. Neglecting self weight, which of the
following beams will have points of
contraflexure?
a. A simply supported beam with
uniformly distributed load over part of
the structure
b. An overhanging beam with loading
only over supported span and not on
overhangs
In the symmetrical channel section shown
in the figure, which point is likely to be the c. Fixed beam subjected to concentrated
shear center ? load
a. A d. Cantilever beam subjected to
uniformly varying load with zero load
b. B
at free end
c. C
31.
d. D
27.

The absolute maximum bending moment


The force in member AB is in the beam is
a. 5kN compression a. 2P  a 
b. 2 kN compression
c. Zero
b.  5P  a 
d. 7 kN compression c.  4P  a 
28. d.  7P  a 
32. Which one of the following pairs is NOT
correctly matched ?
Boundary conditions Euler’s buckling
of column load
The force in the member BD of the truss a. Both ends hinged :  El / l2
2

shown in the figure given above is b. Both ends fixed : 42El / l2


a. 4 kN tensile c. One end fixed and : El / 4l2
b. 4 kN compressive other end free
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d. One end fixed and : 2  El/l
2 2 a. Both b and c are in tension
the other hinged b. Both b and c are in compression
33. For a two-hinged parabolic arch, V= is c. b is in tension, c is in compression
sum of the vertical forces on the left hand d. b is in compression, c is in tension
side of the section. H is the horizontal 36. Match List I with List II and select the
thrust. If  is the angle of tangent at the correct answer :
point on arch with the horizontal, the List I
shearing force at section form left hand
side is given by A. Torque-twist relationship for a circular
shaft
a. Vx sin  – H cos 
B. Strain energy of elastic torsion
b. Vx cos  – H sin 
C. Circumferential shear stress
c. Vx sin  + H cos  D. Maximum shearing stress due to
d. Vx cos  + H sin  combined torsion and direct stress
List II
1. 1/2  2  4 2
2. Gr / l
3. (GJ/2l)2
34.
GJ
In the truss shown in the figure given 4. 
above, which one of the following l
members has no force induced in it ? A B C D
a. CD a. 2 3 4 1
b. CE b. 4 1 2 3
c. CF c. 2 1 4 3
d. DF d. 4 3 2 1
35.

37.
A beam (El = constant) of span L is
subjected to clockwise moments M at both
the ends A and B. The rotation of end A
works out to be
a. ML / 2 El
b. ML / 3 El
c. ML / 4 El
d. ML / 6 El
38. Consider the following statements :
The principle of superposition is not
applicable when
1. the material does not obey Hooke’s
law
2. the effect of temperature changes are
A joint of a roof truss has been isolated taken into consideration
and shown in Figure (i). the force polygon 3. the structure is being analysed for the
for the joint is the shown in Figure (ii). effect of support settlement
Member ‘a’ is in compression, member ‘d’
Which of the above statements is/are
is in tension.
correct ?
Which one of the following is correct ?
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a. 1 only 42. A solid circular shaft, ABC, has a total
b. 1 and 2 length of ‘3 a’. A gear wheel positioned at
c. 2 and 3 B, at distance ‘a ‘from the left hand end A,
exerts a torque T. If the ends A and C are
d. 1, 2 and 3 instantaneously locked in position by
39. Which of the following apply to ‘fully brakes just before the torque is applied, the
rigid design’ of steel structures ? torsional moments induced in both
1. End connections are capable of segments T1 (AB) and T2 (BC) are in the
transmitting moments ratio
2. angle between member s at the joint a. 3 : 1
does not change b. 2 : 3
3. The structure is assumed to be pin- c. 1 : 2
pointed d. 2 : 1
4. A reduction in the maximum bending
moment is permitted to provide a
degree of direction fixity
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below : 43.
The degree of indeterminacy of the beam
a. 1, 2 and 3 given above is
b. 1 and 2 a. zero
c. 1, 3 and 4 b. one
d. 2, 3 and 4 c. two
d. three

40.
For the propped cantilever shown in the
figure, influence line for reaction at the
propped end is given by y1 = f(x). The
influence line ordinate (y2) for moment at
A is given by the equation
a. y2 = f(x) 44.
b. y2 = f(x) . x For the frame shown above, the
distribution factors for members BC and
c. y2 = x – f(x) .x
BA at joint B are
d. y2 = x – f(x). L
a. 0.4, 0.6
41. In a system two weightless rigid bars AB
b. 0.5, 0.5
and BC of length ‘a’ each having hinge
supports at the ends. A and C, c. 0.6, 0.4
respectively, are connected to each other at d. 0.7, 0.3
B by a frictionless hinge (internal hinge). 45. Creep of a material is a property indicated
The rotation at the hinge is restrained by a by
rotational spring of stiffness k and system a. a time-dependent strain of the material
assumes a straight line configuration ABC.
The rotation at the supports due to vertical b. elongation of the material due to
load P acting at joint B is changes in the material properties
a. Pa / 2k c. shortening caused by shrinkage of the
member
b. Pa / 4k
d. the decrease in the volume of the
c. Pa / k material affected by the weather
d. 2 Pa / k conditions
46. Principle of minimum strain energy is
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1. a particular case of Castigliano’s first d. 3/2 t
theorem 51. The elements that are normally subjected
2. a particular case of Castigliano’s to combined bending and axial forces are
second theorem a. struts in reinforced concrete members
3. applicable only when the redundant b. the member s in long span bridges
supports do not yield
c. columns in framed structures
4. applicable even when the redundant d. space truss members
supports yield
52. Which among the following assumptions
Select the correct answer using the codes are made in the design of roof trusses ?
given below :
1. Roof truss is restrained by the
a. 1 and 3 reactions
b. 1 and 4 2. Axes of the members meeting at a joint
c. 2 and 3 intersect at a common point
d. 2 and 4 3. riveted joints act as frictionless hinges
47. Two shafts having same length and 4. Loads act normal to roof surface
material are joined in series and subjected Select the correct answer using the codes
to a torque of 10 kNm. If the ratio of their given below :
diameters is 2 : 1, then the ratio of their
angles of twist is a. 1, 2 and 4
a. 16 : 1 b. 2, 3 and 4
b. 2 : 1 c. 1, 3 and 4
c. 1 : 2 d. 1, 2 and 3
d. 1 : 16 53. The effective flange area in tension of a
palte girder is equal to
48. Resilience is
a. Af
a. Maximum strain energy
A
b. Recoverable strain energy b. A f  w
2
c. Total potential energy
A
d. Shear strain energy(Beyond Hooke’s c. A f  w
law) 8
49. The slenderness ratio of a compression A
d. A f  w
member in the context of Rankine’s 6
formula is defined as where Af is the area of each flange and Aw
length is the web area
a.
least lateral dimension 54. The maximum deflection in timber beams
effective length or joints should not be greater than
b. a. span / 300
least radius of gyration
b. span / 325
effective length
c. c. span / 360
least lateral dimension
d. span / 380
length
d. 55. A simply supported rectangular beam of
least radius of gyration
spam 20.0 m is subjected to u.d.l. The
50. A propped cantilever of span 4 m is fixed minimum effective depth required to check
at A and propped at B. The beam carries a deflection of this beam, when modification
u.d.l. of 1 t/m over the entire span. The factor for tension and compression are 0.9
reaction at B is and 1.1 respectively, will be
a. 5/2 t a. 2.0 m
b. 2 t b. 1.8 m
c. 1 t c. 1.3 m
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d. 1.0 m
56. Prestressing of indeterminate structure
should take care of the following :
1. High strength concrete
2. High tensile steel
3. Load balancing
4. particle safety factors
Select the correct answer using the codes 60.
given below : The effective length of the member shown
a. 1 and 3 in the figure is equal to
b. 2, 3 and 4 a. 1.2 L
c. 1, 2 and 4 b. 1.5 L
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4 c. 2.0 L
57. For a portai truss column fixed at the base, d. 3.0 L
the point of contraflexure is assumed at 61. In a compression member, plate element
a. a distance mid-way between the base may buckle locally before the entire
and the foot of the knee brace member fails. To avoid this, which of the
b. a distance mid-way between the base following recommendations are made ?
and top of the column 1. Thickness of members is taken in
c. the foot of the knee brace terms of lengths of compression
members
d. quarter distance between base and top
of the column 2. length of element is increased
58. As the span of a bridge increases, the 3. length of member is increased
impact factor 4. Outstand is decreased
a. decreases Select the correct answer using the codes
b. increases given below :
c. remains constant a. 1 , 2 and 3
d. increases up to a critical value of span b. 1, 2 and 4
and then decreases c. 2 and 3
59. A gantry girder has been provided with the d. 1 and 4
following section shown in the following 62. Figure given below shows a fixed beam of
figures steel

At the point of collapse, the value of load


In which case(s), the allowable stresses in W will be
being compression is equal to that in a. 10 Mp / L
tension ? b. 15 Mp / L
Select the correct answer using the cods c. 20 Mp / L
given below : d. 25 Mp / L
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 4 only
d. 3 only
63.
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A rigid plate C is fastened to steel rod A of A. For compression members carrying
area S and to steel pipe B of area 2S. The dead and superimposed loads
other ends of A and B are fastened to rigid B. For members carrying compressive
supports. When the force P is zero, there loads due to wind or seismic forces
are no stresses in A and B. The yield only
stresses in tension and compression y. C. Fro members carrying tension but in
The collapse load P under yield condition which the reversal of stress occurs due
is to wind or seismic forces
a. yS List II
b. 2 yS 1. 350
c. 3 yS 2. 180
d. y S/2 3. 250
64. A continuous beam ABC of two equal A B C
spans AB and BC carries a load P at Z, the a. 1 2 3
centre of BC. Then the magnitude of
b. 2 3 1
collapse load P is equal to
c. 3 1 2
d. 1 3 2
68. A buttress in a wall is intended to provide
a. lateral support to roof slab only
b. lateral support to wall
c. to resist vertical loads only
a. 2 Mp / l
d. lateral support to roof beams only
b. 4 Mp / l
69. A continuous R.C. beam spans six span
c. 6 Mp / l segments, each supporting a monolithic
d. 8 Mp / l reinforced concrete slab. The beam will
65. The shape factor for a solid circular best be designed
section of diameter D is equal to a. as a rectangular one throughout its
a. D / 2 span
b. 15 / 2 b. as a tee-beam throughout its span
c. 16 / 3 c. as a rectangular beam for span
moments and tee- beam for support
d. D / 8 moments
66. Gross flange area for a riveted plate girder d. as tee-beam for span moments and as a
is to be designed considering net area as rectangular beam for support moments
80% of its gross area. Consider width of
the flange as 500 mm while web plate as 70. Shrinkage in a concrete slab
1000 mm  12 mm. The girder is to resist a. causes shear cracks
a maximum BM of 4500 kNm. Maximum b. causes tension cracks
allowable bending stress in tension is 150 c. causes compression cracks
MPa. Gross flange area is d. does not cause nay cracking
a. 22000 mm2 71. The reinforcement for tension, when
b. 35500 mm2 required in members, shall consist of
c. 46000 mm2 a. only longitudinal reinforcement in the
d. 73000 mm2 tension face
67. Match List I(Type of member ) with List b. only longitudinal reinforcement in the
II (Slenderness ratio) and select the correct compression face
answer : c. only two legged closed loops enclosing
List I the corner reinforcement
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d. both longitudinal and transverse W M
reinforcement b. 
A Z
72. The codal provisions recommend A Z
minimum shear reinforcement in the form c. 
W M
of stirrups in the beams :
A Z
1. to cater for any torsion in the beam d. 
section W M
2. to improve ductility of the cross- 75. Which of the following deformations are
section important in case of deep beams when
compared to flexure along?
3. to improve dowel action of
longitudinal tension bars a. shear
Select the correct answer using the codes b. axial
given below : c. torsional
a. 1, 2 and 3 are correct d. bearing
b. 2 and 3 are correct 76. The maximum depth of neutral axis for a
c. Only 1 is correct beam with ad as the effective depth, in
limit state method of design for Fe 415
d. Only 2 is correct
steel is
73. The specified span to depth ratios of
a. 0.46 d
beams satisfying the limits of vertical
deflection are for spans up to 10 m. b. 0.48 d
1. for higher spans, these are to be c. 0.50 d
modified by multiplying the ratio y d. 0.53 d
(10/span in metrer) 77. The load factor to be used for plastic
2. For higher spans, these are to be design of steel structures for dead load and
modified by multiplying the ratios by imposed load is
(span in metre/10) a. 2.2
3. They get further modified depending b. 2.0
on area and type of tension c. 1.7
reinforcement
d. 1.5
4. However, they of not change further
with the area and type of compression 78. Match List I with list II and select the
reinforcement correct answer :
Select the correct answer using the codes List I
given below : A. A rubber bulldozer gives better output
a. 1 and 3 are correct B. A bulldozer mounted on crawler tracks
b. 2 and 3 are correct gives better output
c. 1 and 4 are correct C. A rubber tyred bulldozer
d. 2 and 4 are correct D. A crawler mounted bulldozer
74. When the tendon of a rectangular List II
prestresses beam of cross-sectional area A 1. While working on earth or soft ground
is subjected to a load W through the 2. Results in lesser operator fatigues
centroidal longitudinal axis of beam, 3. Has greater use and versatility on jobs
(where M = maximum bending Moment
4. When working on a hard surface
and Z = section modulus) then the
maximum stress in the beam section will A B C D
be a. 2 1 4 3
W M b. 4 1 2 3
a. 
A Z c. 2 3 4 1
d. 4 3 2 1
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79. A compression member has a centre to C. Portable tilting drum type concrete
centre length of 4.0 m. It is fixed at one mixers
end and hinged at the other end. The D. Portable non-tilting drum type concrete
effective length of the column is mixers
a. 4.0 m List II(Characteristics)
b. 3.2 m 1. Are very efficient especially with stiff
c. 2.8 m mixes and the drum rotates about a
d. 2.6 m vertical axis
80. Deck bridges have the main disadvantage 2. Are meant for small, scattered jobs
that using small-sized aggregates
a. their compression flanges have no 3. Are fed from on side of the drum while
lateral support the mixed concrete is discharged from
b. the traffic is exposed to winds the other end and the drum rotates
about a horizontal axis
c. it is not possible to provide portal
bracings 4. Are best suited for large sized
aggregates as in mass concrete
d. the road level has to be very high
A B C D
81. If cbc is permissible compressive stress in
a. 2 3 4 1
flexural compression in N/mm2 in service,
the modular ratio is of the order of b. 4 1 2 3
a. 280/ 3 cbc c. 2 1 4 3
b. 280 / 4 cbc d. 4 3 2 1
c. 19 85. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer :
d. 13
List I(Vibrators)
82. In a Pedestal, the factor by which the
effective length should not exceed the least A. Vibrating tables
lateral dimension is B. Screed vibrators
a. 2 C. Internal vibrators
b. 3 D. Form vibrators
c. 4 List II(Application)
d. 5 1. For thin tunnel linings
83. The losses in prestress in pre-tensioning 2. for mass concrete work
system are due to 3. Fro precasting concrete members
1. elastic deformation of concrete when 4. for thin slabs, pavements and floors
wires are tensioned successively A B C D
2. friction a. 3 1 2 4
3. shrinkage and creep of concrete b. 2 4 3 1
Select the correct answer using the codes c. 3 4 2 1
given below :
d. 2 1 3 4
a. 1, 2 and 3
86. An equipment of purchased of Rs. 40, 000
b. 2 and 3 and is fully depreciated by straight line
c. 1 alone method over 8 years. Considering interest
d. 3 alone on average annual cost at 15 p.a., the
84. Match list I with List II and select the charge on the Company due to use of this
correct answer : equipment, if made uniformly over the 8
years, is
List I(Type of mixers)
a. Rs. 5,750
A. Tilting, drum type concrete mixers
b. Rs. 8,000
B. Pan type concrete mixers
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c. Rs. 8,350 90.
d. Rs. 14,000
87. Which of the following are the
disadvantages of non-tilting type concrete
mixers ?
1. They are not favoured when large
sized aggregates are use d
2. Mixing of the concrete occurs through In the network given above, the maximum
both rolling and pulling from buckets number of shovels and dumpers required
3. Content of fines is increased are
4. They are no easy to clean a. 6 shovels and 14 dumpers on days 9
Select the correct answer using the codes and 10
given below : b. 24 shovels and 10 dumpers on days 3
a. 1, 2 and 3 and 4
b. 1, 3 and 4 c. 30 shovels and 90 dumpers on all days
c. 1, 2 and 4 d. 10 shovels and 24 dumpers on day s3
and 4
d. 2, 3 and 4
91. For cleaning and grubbing of construction
88. Match List I with List II and select the
site of 15000 m3 area, a bulldozer is used
correct answer :
which has effective width of 2 m of the
List I (Type of cranes) blade and an average speed of 2.5 kmph. If
A. Hydraulic crane hiring charges of bulldozer are Rs. 500/hr.,
B. Electric overhead crane then cost per m2 is
C. Travelling bridge crane a. Rs. 10
D. Hammerhead crane b. Rs. 12
List II(Characteristics) c. Rs. 15
1. Has legs moving on tracks laid on the d. Rs. 18
floor 92.
2. Has cantilever arms on both sides
3. Has the unique advantage that the
boom length and the angle can be
changed during operation
4. Has three-way motion in mutually
perpendicular directions In the network given above, the critical
A B C D path of activities is
a. 3 2 1 4 a. A-C-H
b. 1 4 3 2 b. B-E-F-H
c. 3 4 1 2 c. A-D-E-F-H
d. 1 2 3 4 d. A-D-E-G
89. The norm for providing standby equipment 93. The probability that the load on a
for one shift operation is scaffolding will exceed the design load of
a. 5% 3 tonnes is 0.15. At the same time, the
probability that the strength of the
b. 10%
scaffolding will be more than 3 tonnes is
c. 20% 0.85. The probability that the scaffolding
d. 30% will fail is
a. 0.2775
b. 0.1275
c. 0.0225
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d. 0.0020 c. the deflection of beam remains within
94. The optimum duration is the permissible limit
a. the summation of normal-durations of d. the bending stress in compression is
each activity in the project within permissible limit
b. summation of the normal-duration of 98. Assertion (A) : Trees which have broad
activities on critical path leaves and shed in the autumn are
c. one, which givens minimum total cost classified as hard woods, while trees
for completing the project having needle-like leaves, broadly
evergreen are classified as soft woods.
d. summation of crash-time of activities
on critical path Reason (R) : The term hard wood and
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
95. In order to investigate a method of least-
cost scheduling, which of the following correct explanation of A
assumptions are made ? b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
1. the planned duration of an activity can the correct explanation of A
be any whole day value between the c. A is true but R is false
normal and crash duration d. A is false but R is true
2. the direct cost of an activity is linear 99. Assertion (A) : Flash set is the stiffening
between he normal and crash direct of the cement paste within a few minutes
costs after mixing.
3. The overhead costs I linear during the Reason (R) : Flash set occurs due to
entire project. insufficient gypsum to control the rapid
Select the correct answer using the codes reaction of C3A with water.
given below : a. Both A and R are true and R is the
a. 1 and 2 correct explanation of A
b. 1 and 3 b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
c. 2 and 3 the correct explanation of A
d. 1, 2 and 3 c. A is true but R is false
96. Which one of the following statements d. A is false but R is true
applies to the declining balance method of 100. Assertion (A) : The amount of cement
depreciation accounting? past should be sufficient to cover the
a. Uniform write-off of cost throughout surface of all particle for proper work-
the service is aimed ability and bond.
b. Greater write-off in the early years is Reason (R) : The water –cement ratio is
aimed fixed accordingly.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
c. Smaller write-off in early years is
aimed correct explanation of A
d. A varying rate of depreciation is b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
applied on the basis of marker value of the correct explanation of A
the assets c. A is true but R is false
97. In selecting a roller I-section for a simply- d. A is false but R is true
supported beam, along with minimum 101. Assertion (A) : the coefficient of friction is
sectional modulus, a minimum value of the ratio of limiting frictional force to
span/depth ratio is also ensured. This is normal reaction between two bodies in
stipulated to ensure that contact and one body being just on the
a. the buckling of beam does not take sliding on the other.
place Reason (R) : The limiting friction is the
b. the shear stress in beam remains within maximum value of frictional force, which
permissible limit comes in to play, when a body just begins
to slide over the surface of the other body.
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a. Both A and R are true and R is the c. A is true but R is false
correct explanation of A d. A is false but R is true
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT 105. Assertion (A) : The salvage value is less in
the correct explanation of A the initial period of the equipment and
c. A is true but R is false increases as the equipment ages.
d. A is false but R is true Reason (R) : The salvage value of an
102. Assertion (A) : The bending moment at a equipment is the actual amount the at can
section of a simply supported beam is a be realized on a trade-in for a replacement
maximum. machine.
(i) in the case of a concentrated load, a. Both A and R are true and R is the
where the S.F. changes sign. correct explanation of A
(ii) in the case of u.d.l where shearing b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
force is zero. the correct explanation of A
Reason (R) : Actually in both the above c. A is true but R is false
cases shearing force should be zero at the
section of maximum being moment, d. A is false but R is true
because dM/dx = f = 0, to satisfy the 106. Assertion (A) : Knots, one of the common
maxima condition. features in wood, are associated with the
a. Both A and R are true and R is the beginning of branches.
correct explanation of A Reason (R) : Knots greatly improve the
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT workability.
the correct explanation of A a. Both A and R are true and R is the
c. A is true but R is false correct explanation of A
d. A is false but R is true b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
103. Assertion (A) : The principle of super- the correct explanation of A
position for deflection of beams subjected c. A is true but R is false
to a number of loads can be applied in the
d. A is false but R is true
case of large deformation.
107. Assertion (A) : More uniformly burnt
Reason (R) : In the principle of
bricks are obtained form a downward
superposition, the resultant deflection s
draught kiln.
due to each load acting separately.
Reason (R) : The bricks are laid in a
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
circular form in their kiln.
correct explanation of A
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
correct explanation of A
the correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
c. A is true but R is false
the correct explanation of A
d. A is false but R is true
c. A is true but R is false
104. Assertion (A) : In the working stress
d. A is false but R is true
design method the internal stresses at a
section of member are computed for 108. Assertion (A) : The higher percentage of
factored loads. Tricalcium silicate in cement results in
rapid hardening with an early gain in
Reason (R) : In the working stress design
strength at a higher heat of hydration.
method it is ensured that the internal
stresses due to working loads are less than Reason (R) : A higher percentage of
the allowable stresses. dicalcium silicate in cement results in
rapid slow hardening and less heat of
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
hydration and greater resistance to
correct explanation of A
chemical attack.
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A
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a. Both A and R are true and R is the 112. Assertion (A) : A beam of fixed length and
correct explanation of A for given weight of material, a rectangular
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT cross-section provides the greatest possible
the correct explanation of A moment of resistance.
c. A is true but R is false Reason (R) : In a beam of 1 cross-section,
more material is positioned near the outer
d. A is false but R is true fibres representing regions of greatest
109. Assertion (A) : For a given composition, a stress and hence is stronger than beam of
finer cement will develop strength and rectangular cross-section.
generate heat more quickly than a coarse a. Both A and R are true and R is the
cement. correct explanation of A
Reason (R) : The reaction between water b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
and cement starts on the surface of the the correct explanation of A
cement particles and in consequence the
greater the surface area of a given volume c. A is true but R is false
of cement, the grater the hydration. d. A is false but R is true
a. Both A and R are true and R is the 113. Assertion (A) : Whenever a column
correct explanation of A section is subjected to an eccentric
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT loading, it causes a direct stress, as well as
the correct explanation of A the being stress to come into play. Since
both these stresses act normal to the cross-
c. A is true but R is false section, these can be algebraically added
d. A is false but R is true into a single resultant stress.
110. Assertion (A) : The strain and stress Reason (R) : The maximum and minimum
system for a bar of length ‘l’ subjected to intensities of stress at the base of the
an axial pull will be the same whether both column are
ends of the bar are free or one end is fixed
W  6e 
and the other end is free. pmax = 1+ 
b  b 
Reason (R) : Rigid body displacements
have no effect on the elastic deformations. W  6e 
pmin = 1  
a. Both A and R are true and R is the b  b 
correct explanation of A where
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT W = weight of column per unit length.
the correct explanation of A
b = width of the column
c. A is true but R is false
c = eccentricity of the load.
d. A is false but R is true
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
111. Assertion (A) : for a section having an correct explanation of A
axis of symmetry, there will not be
twisting if the loading axis coincides with b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the symmetrical axis. the correct explanation of A
Reason (R) : The plane of loading contains c. A is true but R is false
the bending axis. d. A is false but R is true
a. Both A and R are true and R is the 114. Assertion (A) : The intensity of the
correct explanation of A longitudinal stress is on half of the
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT intensity of hoop-stress of hoop-stress or
the correct explanation of A circumferential stress in a thin cylindrical
shell subjected to internal pressure.
c. A is true but R is false
Reason (R) : The stress in the longitudinal
d. A is false but R is true and circumferential directions develop
when a thin cylindrical shell is subjected to
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internal force which tries to burst the c. A is true but R is false
cylinder. d. A is false but R is true
a. Both A and R are true and R is the 118. Assertion (A) : In the analysis of pin-
correct explanation of A jointed plane frames, the force method is
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT generally preferable to the displacement
the correct explanation of A method.
c. A is true but R is false Reason (R) : The degrees of freedom for
d. A is false but R is true pin-jointed plane frames are generally
much larger than the degrees of static
115. Assertion (A) : When attempting resource indeterminacy and thus force method
optimization, activity-time cost trade off requires less formulation and computation
information could be gainfully employed. than the displacement method.
Reason (R) : Generally, as activity time is a. Both A and R are true and R is the
extended beyond the minimum cost correct explanation of A
duration, splitting of the activity duration
is always possible. b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of A c. A is true but R is false
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT d. A is false but R is true
the correct explanation of A 119. Assertion (A) : In a built-in beam, the
c. A is true but R is false centroids of the fixed moment diagram and
the free moment diagram will lie on the
d. A is false but R is true same vertical line.
116. Assertion (A) : The more economical Reason (R) : the second theorem of area
alternative of replacing an equipment is to moment states that, if two points on the
redesign and improve the equipment. elastic line of the beam are at the same
Reason (R) : Redesigning and improving level, the moment of area of BMD
an equipment can result in labour saving. enclosed between these point about any
a. Both A and R are true and R is the one of these point is zero.
correct explanation of A a. Both A and R are true and R is the
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT correct explanation of A
the correct explanation of A b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
c. A is true but R is false the correct explanation of A
d. A is false but R is true c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true
120. Assertion (A) : The strength of a beam
does not depend upon the sectional area
provided.
Reason (R) : It depends upon the
117. disposition of the sectional area of the
Assertion (A) : Area of BMD represented beam in relation to its neutral axis.
by ‘X’ in the figure given above equals a. Both A and R are true and R is the
2/3Ml. correct explanation of A
Reason (R) : Area of the figure represented b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
by ‘Y’ equals ml/3. the correct explanation of A
a. Both A and R are true and R is the c. A is true but R is false
correct explanation of A
d. A is false but R is true
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A