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1. Net irrigation requirement of a crop is given by
(a) Consumptive use + field losses
(b) Consumptive use + conveyance losses
(c) Consumptive use + field losses + conveyance losses
(d) Consumptive use – effective rainfall

2. Water logging is the state of soil where
(a) the water table is brought very nearer to the ground surface
(b) the water table is at deeper depth
(c) the moisture in the soil is beyond the reach of plant roots
(d) none of these

3. The difference in elevations of top of bank and full supply level of a canal is called
(a) Berm
(b) critical depth
(c) free board
(d) surcharge depth

4. A pumped storage plant is a
(a) High head plant
(b) Peak load point
(c) Runoff river plant
(d) Base Load plant

5. In linear reservoir, storage varies linearly with
(a) Time
(b) Outflow rate
(c) Inflow rate
(d) None of these

6. Which of the following methods of applying water may be used on rolling land?
(a) Border flooding
(b) Check flooding
(c) Furrow flooding
(d) Free Flooding

7. Unit of runoff in M.K.S. system is
(a) Cubic meter / Sec
(b) Meter / Sec
(c) Cubic meter
(d) Square meter

8. A current meter is used to measure the
(a) Velocity of flow of water
(b) Depth of flow of water
(c) Discharge
(d) None of these

9. Probability of a 10 year flood to occur at least once in the next 4 year is
(a) 25 %
(b) 35 %
(c) 50 %
(d) 65 %

10. An ideal fluid is
(a) One which obeys Newton’s law of Viscosity
(b) Frictionless and Incompressible
(c) Very Viscous
(d) Frictionless and Compressible

11. The ratio of volume of voids to the total volume of a given soil mass is
(a) void ratio
(b) porosity
(c) air content
(d) air ratio

12. Relationship between void ratio ‘e’ and porosity ‘n’ is given by
(a) e = n(1 + n)
(b) e = n(1 + e)
(c) e = n(1 – e)
(d) e = n(1 – n)

13. Uniformity co-efficient is the ratio of
(a) D10 to D60
(b) D60 to D10
(c) D30 to D60
(d) D10 to D80

14. The numerical difference between liquid limit and plastic limit is the
(a) flow index
(b) toughness index
(c) plasticity index
(d) liquidity index

15. The quick sand condition occurs when
(a) pore water pressure exceeds the downward pressure
(b) pore water pressure is less than the downward pressure
(c) pore water pressure is equal to the downward pressure
(d) none of these

16. Liquefaction may occur
(a) when there are vibrations induced by earthquakes
(b) when there is cyclic loading in sand deposits
(c) in the presence of loose, poor sand with mostly uniform size particles
(d) all of these

17. The function of sand drains is to
(a) increase the rate of consolidation
(b) decrease the rate of consolidation
(c) keep constant rate of consolidation
(d) none of these

18. Proctor needle is used to determine
(a) water content
(b) dry density
(c) both water content and dry density
(d) permeability

19. The maximum pressure intensity which a soil can carry without shear failure is known as
(a) safe bearing capacity
(b) ultimate bearing capacity
(c) net safe bearing capacity
(d) net ultimate bearing capacity

20. Unconfined compression strength is
(a) undrained test
(b) drained test
(c) slow test
(d) consolidated drained test

21. A Bench mark is a
(a) reference point
(b) the very first station
(c) the point of known elevation
(d) last station of the survey work

22. A level line is a
(a) horizontal line
(b) line parallel to the mean spheroidal surface of earth
(c) line perpendicular to the mean spheroidal surface of earth
(d) line passing through the objective and centre of eye piece

23. The road connecting district head quarters of a state is
(a) National Highway
(b) State Highway
(c) Major district road
(d) Minor district road

24. The primary object of providing camber is
(a) easy drainage
(b) improved appearance
(c) easy separation of vehicle
(d) easy overtaking facilities

25. Maximum equivalent single wheel load as per IRC is
(a) 4080 kg
(b) 8610 kg
(c) 1020 kg
(d) 2040 kg

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26. Grade separation had the advantage of
(a) easy right turn
(b) no speed restriction
(c) occupying the least space
(d) minimising the conflict at point

27. Maximum degree of curve on BG of Indian Railways is
(a) 100
(b) 160
(c) 200
(d) 400

28. Bar chart is drawn for
(a) time versus activity
(b) activity versus resources
(c) resources versus progress
(d) progress versus time

29. CPM stands for
(a) computer programming mode
(b) critical project management
(c) controlling, planning and maintenance
(d) critical path method

30. Total project cost
(a) increases with increase in time
(b) reduces with increase in time
(c) initially reduces and then increases with increase in time
(d) initially increases and then reduces with increase in time

31. Crashing to the project means
(a) reducing the time of completion by spending more resources
(b) reducing the cost of project by delaying the time of completion
(c) reducing the project size to save the resources
(d) all of these

32. The portion of the wall which supports an arch is termed as
(a) Abutment
(b) Pier
(c) column
(d) bearer

33. For masonry work with solid bricks, consistency of mortar should be
(a) 5 to 8 cm
(b) 9 to 13 cm
(c) 14 to 18 cm
(d) 19 to 23 cm

34. In random rubble masonry
(a) the stones are neatly dressed and laid in courses
(b) the stones are neatly dressed but not built to courses
(c) the stones are not dressed and are laid without mortar
(d) the stones are either not dressed or roughly dressed and may be coursed or uncoursed

35. The unit weight of a soil at zero air voids depends on
(a) Specific gravity
(b) Water content
(c) Unit weight of water
(d) All of these

36. A fully compensated raft foundation for a building is
(a) designed as a very rigid raft
(b) designed as a completely flexible raft
(c) such that the weight of the excavated soil is equal to the load due to the building
(d) supported by piles of short length

37. A metallic tape is made of
(a) Steel
(b) Invar
(c) Linen
(d) Cloth and Wires

38. Three point problem can be solved by
(a) Tracing paper method
(b) Bessel’s method
(c) Lehman’s method
(d) All of these

39. Which of the following methods estimates best the area of an irregular and curved boundary?
(a) Trapezoidal method
(b) Simpson’s method
(c) Average ordinate method
(d) Mid-ordinate method

40. ABCD is a regular parallelogram plot of land, whose angle BAD is 600. If the bearing of the line AB is 300, then the bearing of the line CD is
(a) 900
(b) 1200
(c) 2100
(d) 2700

41. Pick up the item of work not included in the plinth area estimate
(a) Wall thickness
(b) Room area
(c) W.C. area
(d) Courtyard area

42. The damp proof course (D.P.C) is measured in
(a) Cub.m
(b) Sqm
(c) Metres
(d) None of these

43. The length of runway under standard atmospheric conditions is 1800 m. If the actual reduced level of the site is 1200 m, the design length of the runway is
(a) 2360 m
(b) 2460 m
(c) 2560 m
(d) 2660 m

44. The Runway orientation is made so that landing and takeoff are
(a) against the wind direction
(b) along the wind direction
(c) perpendicular to wind direction
(d) none of these

45. Maximum super-elevation on hill roads should not exceed
(a) 5%
(b) 7%
(c) 8%
(d) 10 %

46. Completion of CPM network diagram is generally known
(a) Event
(b) Node
(c) Connector
(d) All of these

47. A construction schedule is prepared after collecting
(a) Number of operations
(b) Output of labour
(c) Output of machinery
(d) All of these

48. Void ratio of soil mass can
(a) Never be greater than unity
(b) Be zero
(c) Take any value greater than zero
(d) Take values between 0 and 1 only

49. The liquefaction of loose sand deposits may be caused by
(a) Dilatancy
(b) Sensitivity
(c) Thixotropy
(d) None of these

50. If the plasticity index of a soil mass is zero, the soil is
(a) Sand
(b) Silt
(c) Clay
(d) Clayey Silt

51. Inorganic soils with low compressibility are represented by
(a) MH
(b) SL
(c) ML
(d) CH

52. If the voids of a soil mass are full of air only, the soil is termed as
(a) Air entrained soil
(b) Partially saturated soil
(c) Dry soil
(d) Dehydrated soil

53. The angle that Coulomb’s failure envelope makes with the horizontal is called
(a) Cohesion
(b) Angle of internal friction
(c) Angle of repose
(d) None of the above

54. A soil has a bulk density of 22 kN/m3 and water content 10%. The dry density of soil is
(a) 18.6 kN/m3
(b) 20.0 kN/m3
(c) 22.0 kN/m3
(d) 23.2 kN/m3

55. A soil has liquid limit of 60%, plastic limit of 35% and shrinkage limit of 20% and it has a natural moisture content of 50%. The liquidity index of soil is
(a) 1.5
(b) 1.25
(c) 0.6
(d) 0.4

56. In the quadrantal bearing system, a whole circle bearing of 293°30′ can be expressed as
(a) W 23° 30′ N
(b) N 66° 30′ W
(c) S 113° 30′ N
(d) N 23° 30′ W

57. Total angle of deflection of a transition curve is
(a) Spiral angle
(b) Spiral angle/3
(c) Spiral angle/2
(d) Spiral angle/4