Civil Engineering Exam Questions- 2017

Question # 1. Euler’s formula holds good only for
(1) Short columns
(2) Long columns
(3) Both short and long columns
(4) Intermediate columns

Question # 2. The vehicle used in case of enamel paints is usually
(1) Linseed oil
(2) Water
(3) Varnish
(4) None of the above

Question # 3. Closed contours of decreasing values
towards their centre, represent a
(1) Hill
(2) Depression
(3) Saddle
(4) River bed

Question # 4. Maximum bulking of sand is likely to occur at a moisture content of
(1) 5%
(2) 8%
(3) 11%
(4) 14%


Question # 5. The operation of revolving a plane table about its vertical axis so that all lines on
the sheet become parallel to corresponding lines on the ground is known as
(1) Levelling
(2) Centering
(3) Orientation
(4) Setting

Question # 6. Which of the following aggregates gives maximum strength in concrete ?
(1) Rounded aggregate
(2) Elongated aggregate
(3) Flaky aggregate
(4) Cubical aggregate

Question # 7. Plasticizers and superplasticizers are used to
(1) Reduce C/W ratio
(2) Increase workability
(3) Increase strength
(4) All of the above

Question # 8. As per IRC (Indian Road Congress), the maximum possible width of a vehicle will be
(1) 2·44 m
(2) 3·44 m
(3) 1·88 m
(4) 4·0 m

Question # 9. The value of the property shown in the account books after allowing necessary depreciation is called as
(1) Scrap value
(2) Salvage value
(3) Book value
(4) Market value


Question # 10. Which of the following is common, when a valve closes suddenly at an end of a pipeline system, and a pressure wave propagates in the pipe ?
(1) Expansion
(2) Contraction
(3) Water hammer
(4) Turbulent flow

Question # 11. Coning of wheels is provided (1) To check lateral movement of
wheels
(2) To avoid damage to inner faces of rails
(3) To avoid discomfort to passengers
(4) All of the above

Question # 12. The initial setting time for ordinary portland cement as per IS specification
should not be less than
(1) 10 minutes
(2) 30 minutes
(3) 60 minutes
(4) 600 minutes

Question # 13. The IS code used for the design of RC elements is
(1) IS 875
(2) IS 800
(3) IS 456
(4) IS 8112


Question # 14. The slope of voids ratio versus log of effective stress for a soil specimen gives
(1) Coefficient of compressibility
(2) Coefficient of volume change
(3) Coefficient of consolidation
(4) Compression index

Question # 15. Water supply to a house begins with connection of the service pipe with municipal water mains. The connection sequence comprises
A. Stopcock
B. Gooseneck
C. Ferrule
D. Water meter

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