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1. Benching in high hill cut slope is provided for
(a) Beautification of the slope
(b) Tree plantation
(c) Increase in stability of the slope
(d) Easy access of the slope

2. The main function of providing Weep hole in retaining is
(a) To increase the gravitational weight of the wall
(b) To provide easy form work construction for the worker
(c) To drain off water from the retained soil
(d) None of these

3. In construction of Stone Masonry retaining wall, to strengthen the structure integrity it is important to provide
(a) Key stone
(b) Alternate header and stretcher layer
(c) Through/bond stone
(d) All of these

4. The thickness of the top of stone masonry retaining wall is usually
(a) 450mm thick
(b) 500m thick
(c) 600mm thick
(d) 1000mm thick

5. The most reliable estimate is
(a) Plinth area estimate
(b) Preliminary estimate
(c) Detailed estimate
(d) None of these

6. Due to change in price level, revised estimate is prepared if the sanctioned estimate exceeds
(a) 4%
(b) 5%
(c) 8%
(d) 10%

7. The brick work is not measured in cum. in case of
(a) One or more than one brick thick wall
(b) Brick work is an arch
(c) Reinforced brick work
(d) Half brick work

8. The order of booking dimension is
(a) Length, breadth, height
(b) Breadth, height, length
(c) Length, height, breadth
(d) Height, breadth, length

9. The rate of item of work depends on
(a) Specification of work
(b) Specification of materials
(c) Method of construction
(d) All of these

10. The expected out turn of half brick partition wall per mason per day is
(a) 2.00 m2
(b) 3.00m2
(c) 4.00 m2
(d) 5.00m2

11. The expected out turn for earth work in excavation in ordinary soil per mazdoor per day is
(a) 1.00 cum.
(b) 2.00 cum.
(c) 3.00 cum.
(d) 4.00 cum.

12. Earth work in formation cutting is measured in
(a) Cum.
(b) Rm.
(c) Sqm.
(d) Feet

13. In a cement concrete road of 1000m long, 8 m wide and 15 cm thick, the cubic content of concrete (1:2:4) is
(a) 800 cum.
(b) 900 cum.
(c) 1100 cum.
(d) 1200 cum.

14. Plaster work is measured in
(a) Cum.
(b) Sqm.
(c) Rm.
(d) None of these

15. Brick required for one cum of Brick Masonry is
(a) 400 Nos.
(b) 450 Nos.
(c) 500 Nos.
(d) 550 Nos.

16. In Concrete work, item shall be measured in cubic meter and no deduction shall be made for
(a) Opening up to 0.10 sq. m.
(b) Volume occupied by reinforcement
(c) Small voids not exceeding 40 each in cross section
(d) All of these

17. For making detailed estimate of the building the following method can be used
(a) Long and short wall method
(b) Centre line method
(c) Crossing method
(d) All of these

18. One 50 kg. bag of cement is equal to
(a) 0.0452 cum.
(b) 0.0411 cum.
(c) 0.0347 cum
(d) None of these

19. In cement concrete 1:2:4, the dry volume of the mix per cubic meter of finish concrete varies from
(a) 1.37cum. to 1. 39 cum.
(b) 1.45 cum. to 1.47 cum.
(c) 1.51 cum. to 1.55 cum.
(d) 1.54 cum. to 1.57 cum.

20. Surveying Metric Chains are available in length of:
(a) 15m and 30m
(b) 20m and 30m
(c) 10m and 20m
(d) 30m and 50m

21. One Chain link measures:
(a) 30cm
(b) 20cm
(c) 15cm
(d) 10cm

22. The horizontal angle between the meridian and the survey line, measured in clockwise direction is
(a) Measured angle
(b) Magnetic deflection
(c) Clockwise curve
(d) Bearing

23. Bearings are designated in two system
(a) North and south bearings
(b) Whole Circle and Reduced Bearings
(c) Clockwise and anti-clockwise bearings
(d) Forward and back bearings

24. Imaginary line on the ground joining points of equal elevation is called;
(a) Contour line
(b) Level line
(c) Contour interval
(d) Both (a) & (b)

25. An instrument used for measuring horizontal and vertical angles accurate is called
(a) Dumpy level
(b) Theodolite
(c) Compass
(d) Both (a) & (b)

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26. In Water bound macadam roads, binding material is
(a) Sand
(b) Soil
(c) Stone dust
(d) Brick dust

27. The pavement width of road is depends upon
(a) Terrain
(b) Types of traffic
(c) Nos. of lanes
(d) Formation width

28. On earthen roads, camber should preferably be
(a) 1 in 20 to 1 in 24
(b) 1 in 20 to 1 in 30
(c) 1 in 30 to 1 in 40
(d) 1 in 10 to 1 in 15

29. Raising outer edge of the road with respect to inner edge on curve is known as
(a) Cant
(b) Banking
(c) Super elevation
(d) All of these

30. The maximum super-elevation recommended by IRC 52 – 2001 for mountainous terrain (not bound by snow)
(a) 7%
(b) 8%
(c) 9%
(d) 10%

31. As per IRC-52-2001 the desirable road land width for National & State highway in open area is
(a) 18.00 m
(b) 20.00 m
(c) 24.00 m
(d) 30.00 m

32. The ruling design speed for steep terrain State highway is
(a) 30 Km/hr.
(b) 40 Km/hr.
(c) 50 Km/hr.
(d) 60 Km/hr.

33. As per IRC 52-2001 ruling gradient for mountainous terrain is
(a) 5%
(b) 6%
(c) 7%
(d) 8%

34. The full form of DBM is
(a) Double bituminous macadam
(b) Dry Bituminous macadam
(c) Dense bituminous macadam
(d) None of these

35. The domestic water demand per day per capita is
(a) 135 littres
(b) 125 litres
(c) 110 litres
(d) 140 litres

36. Ph value for domestic water supply should be
(a) 5.0 to 7.0
(b) 6.5 to 8.5
(c) 6.5 to 9
(d) 10.0 to 15.0

37. Water having Ph value less than 7 indicates
(a) Acidic
(b) Alkaline
(c) Odour
(d) Bacterial

38. Sewer manholes are generally provided at
(a) the change of gradient
(b) the change of direction
(c) the junction of sewer
(d) all of these

39. For the survival of fish in a river stream, the minimum dissolved oxygen is prescribed
(a) 3 PPm
(b) 4 PPm
(c) 5 PPm
(d) 6 PPm

40. The depletion of Ozone layer in the outer atmosphere may cause
(a) Lung cancer
(b) Bronchitis
(c) Skin cancer
(d) Heart disorder

41. Which one of the following gases is most significant as air pollutant
(a) Carbondioxide
(b) Oxygen
(c) Nitrogen
(d) Sulphurdioxide

42. The most dangerous pollutant in vehicular emissions is
(a) CO
(b) SO2
(c) CO2
(d) O3

43. The sludge does not contain waste water from
(a) Bath rooms
(b) Wash basins
(c) Kitchen sinks
(d) Toilets

44. The standard B.O.D. (Bio-Chemical Oxygen Demand) of water is taken for
(a) 1 day
(b) 2 days
(c) 3 days
(d) 5 days

45. When the plates to be connected by over lapping each other and joined with rivets it is called
(a) Butt Joint
(b) Rivet joint
(c) Lap joint
(d) None of these

46. If the thickness of a structural member is small as compared to its length and width, it is classified as
(a) one dimensional
(b) two dimensional
(c) three dimensional
(d) none of these

47. With a percentage increase of carbon in steel, decreases its
(a) strength
(b) hardness
(c) brittleness
(d) ductility

48. Live load
(a) varies in magnitude
(b) varies in position
(c) is expressed as uniformly distributed load
(d) all of these

49. The permissible stress to which a structural member can be subjected to is known as
(a) Bearing stress
(b) Tensile stress
(c) Working stress
(d) Compressive stress

50. The ration of longitudinal stress to strain within elastic limit is known as
(a) Tangent modulus of elasticity
(b) Bulk modulus of elasticity
(c) Shear modulus of elasticity
(d) Modulus of elasticity