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F.E (PART-II) MCQ Test, 2012
BASIC CIVIL ENGINEERING
Day and Date: Tuesday, 26/03/2012 Time: 08.50 a.m. to 09.50 a.m. Total marks: 50
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SECTION I
1. The curvature of earth is ignored in
a) Geodetic surveying c) Plane surveying
b) Hydrographic surveying d) Astronomical surveying
2. In an optical square; the mirror are fixed at an angle of
a) 300
b)600
c) 450
d) 900
3. The true meridian passes through
a) Geographical poles c) Magnetic poles
b) Arbitrary poles d) only N-pole
4. In WCB system; a line is said to be free from local attraction, if the difference
between FB and BB is
a) 00
b) 900
c) 1800
d) 3600
5. When higher values are inside the loop; it indicates a
a) Hill c)pond
b) sloping ground d) Overhanging cliff
6. The line of collimation and axis of the telescope should
a) coincide c) by parallel
b) be perpendicular d) intersecting
7. The canal taken directly from reservoir is called as
a) Main canal c) branch canal
b) Distributary d) Field canal
8. For national highway the road way width is
a ) 9 m b) 12 m c) 7.5 m d) 25 m
9. Cumulative error is proportional to
a) L b) 2L c)√L d)L
10. The compass box is made of
a) Iron b) Aluminum c) Brass d) Wood
11. The main principle of surveying is to work from
a) The centre to the boundary
b) The whole to part
c) The part to the whole
d) All the above
Roll No.
12. The object of surveying is to prepare a
a) Drawing c) Cross-section
b) Map d) All of the above
13. A 30 m chain is divided into
a) 100 links c) 150 links
b) 300 links d) None
14. In chain survey the area is divided into
a) Rectangles c) Triangles
b) Squares d) none of these
15. The sum of interior angle of closed traverse is
a) (2n-4) x 900
c) (2n+4) x 900
b) (n-4) x 900
d) (2n-6) x 900
16. The closing error in a closed traverse is adjusted by
a) Lehmann’s rule c) Bowditch’s rule
b) Slide rule d) none of these
17. At the equator the dip of needle is
a) 1800
b) 00
c) 900
d) none of the above
18. The contour interval is
a) Directly proportional to scale of map
b) Inversely proportional to scale of map
c) Large for flat ground
d) Small for hilly areas
19. An imaginary line lying throughout the ground surface and having a constant
inclination to the horizontal is a
a) Contour line b) ridge line
b) contour gradient d) none of the above
20. If the quadrantal bearing of a survey line is S 200
W, its respective whole circle
bearing will be
a) 200
c) 600`
b) 1600
d) 2000
21. Local attraction at a station does not affect
a) Fore bearing c) Back Bearing
b) Included Angle d) None of these
22. Zero reading of the graduated arc of prismatic compass is marked near
a) North End c) South End
b) East End d) West End
23. Level surface is a surface parallel to
a) Horizontal surface
b) Mean spheroid-al surface of earth
c) Vertical surface
d) Geographical surface of earth
24. The contour interval is
a) Directly proportional to scale of map
b) Inversely proportional to scale of map
c) Large for flat ground
d) Small for hilly areas
25. Civil engineering deals with the basic needs of life except
a) Air c) Water
b) Shelter d) Electricity
26. Principle of surveying ‘working from whole to part’ prevents
a) Linear error c) Angular error
b) Accumulation of Errors d) Chaining
27. Change point is a point on which following instrument/accessory is kept
a) Dumpy level
b) Leveling staff
c) Both dumpy level and leveling staff
d) None of these
28. Following is not a temporary adjustment of dumpy level
a) Centering
b) Leveling
c) Focusing of eye piece
d) Focusing of objective lens
29. The object of surveying is to prepare a
a) Drawing c) Cross-section
b) Map d) All of the above
SECTION II
30. Substructure consists of
a) Foundation only b) Plinth only c) Foundation and Plinth d) None of these
31. The function of parapet is
a) Beautification c) Protection of terrace user
b) Storage of rain water d) All of these
32. Framed structure can be used for
a) Ground floor only c) Multistoried building
b) One or two storied building d) All the above
33. Arrangement of door or windows on external wall , to reveal desirable and conceal
undesirable views is known as
a) Aspect b) Prospect c) Grouping d) Elevation
34. Building bye laws are essential to
a) Maintain hygienic conditions
b) Restrict haphazard development
c) Enforce parking places
d) All of above
35. Height of building is restricted based on
a) Road width in front of building
b) Front margin
c) Line drawn at 63.50
from rear boundary
d) All the above
36. Final setting time of cement should not be
a) Less than 30 min c) Greater than 30 min
b) Less than 10 hr d) Greater than 10 hr
37. Eco-friendly construction encourages
a) Use of cheap material
b) Use of costly material
c) Use of locally available material
d) None of these
38. Green city concept encourages
a) Mass transportation c) Use of non-conventional energy
b) Pollution free city d) All the above
39. Steel structures are not suitable for
a) Hot climate c) Cold climate
b) Hot and Humid climate d) None of these
40. In water-bound macadam roads
a) small broken stone are laid in two layers
b) voids between the stones are filled by stone dust
c) camber for drainage is given at the formation level it itself
d) all of the above
41. The minimum intensity of load in kN/m2
,that causes failure of a foundation is called
a) Bearing capacity of soil
b) Safe bearing capacity of soil
c) Ultimate bearing capacity of soil
d) none of above
42. A foundation made up of thick R. C. C. slab covering entire bottom of the structure is
called as
a) slab foundation c) raft foundation
b) flat foundation d) combined footing
43. A masonry wall needs _______ for safety against earthquake forces.
a) continuous band at plinth, lintel and sill
b) use of through headers
c) a) and b)
d) none of the above
44. The desirable ratio of length to breadth of a room ,satisfying ‘roominess’ principle of
planning is
a) 0.8 c) 1.0
b) 1.2 to 1.5 d) 2 to 3
45. Which of the following is the most harmful material in brick clays?
a) stone pieces
b) vegetation and organic matter
c) lime lumps
d) iron pyrites
46. M 20 grade of concrete has a proportion of cement :fine aggregate: coarse aggregate
as
a) 1:1.5:3 c) 1:2:4
b) 1:3:6 d) 1:4:8
47. Precast construction is preferred for
a) speedy and quality construction c) mass modular construction
b) a) and b) above d) none of the above
48. Concrete is a material
a) strong in compression c) weak in tension
b) weak in compression but strong in tension d) a) and b) above
49. The finest and strongest stone masonry is
a) Uncoursed rubble masonry
b) random rubble masonry
c) coursed rubble masonry
d) Ashlar masonry
50. Following is not the standard shape of a rolled steel section
a) I section c) Channel section
b) X-section d) T-section
51. A gravity dam is proportioned in such a way that the external forces on it are resisted by
a) Arch action c) R.C.C design
b) Steel design d) Own Weight or self weight
52. Following element is not an element of superstructure of building
a) Lintel c) Chajja
b) Plinth d) Parapet
53. The following element of framed structure is designed to carry self weight only
a) Foundation c) Wall
b) Column d) Beam
54. Arrangement of doors and windows on external walls of a building to reveal desirable
view and conceal undesirable views is called
a) Aspect c) Prospect
b) Ventilation d) Privacy
55. For a building with 50 m2
built up area constructed on a plot of 200 m2
area, the floor
area ratio will be
a) 4.0 c) 0.50
b) 0.25 d) 0.200
56. In earthquake resistant masonry structures following is desirable
a) Continuous band at plinth, lintel and Sill
b) Use of rich mortar (1:4/1:6)
c) Use of through headers
d) All the above
57. A standard brick should not break when dropped from a height of
a) 0.9 m c) 1.0 m
b) 1.2 m d) 1.5 m
58. Ingredients of reinforced cement concrete are
a) Cement, Fine Aggregate ,coarse aggregate
b) Lime, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, Cement
c) Water ,Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate
d) Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate
d) Ashlar masonry
50. Following is not the standard shape of a rolled steel section
a) I section c) Channel section
b) X-section d) T-section
51. A gravity dam is proportioned in such a way that the external forces on it are resisted by
a) Arch action c) R.C.C design
b) Steel design d) Own Weight or self weight
52. Following element is not an element of superstructure of building
a) Lintel c) Chajja
b) Plinth d) Parapet
53. The following element of framed structure is designed to carry self weight only
a) Foundation c) Wall
b) Column d) Beam
54. Arrangement of doors and windows on external walls of a building to reveal desirable
view and conceal undesirable views is called
a) Aspect c) Prospect
b) Ventilation d) Privacy
55. For a building with 50 m2
built up area constructed on a plot of 200 m2
area, the floor
area ratio will be
a) 4.0 c) 0.50
b) 0.25 d) 0.200
56. In earthquake resistant masonry structures following is desirable
a) Continuous band at plinth, lintel and Sill
b) Use of rich mortar (1:4/1:6)
c) Use of through headers
d) All the above
57. A standard brick should not break when dropped from a height of
a) 0.9 m c) 1.0 m
b) 1.2 m d) 1.5 m
58. Ingredients of reinforced cement concrete are
a) Cement, Fine Aggregate ,coarse aggregate
b) Lime, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, Cement
c) Water ,Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate
d) Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate

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Basic Civil Engineering MCQ

  • 1. F.E (PART-II) MCQ Test, 2012 BASIC CIVIL ENGINEERING Day and Date: Tuesday, 26/03/2012 Time: 08.50 a.m. to 09.50 a.m. Total marks: 50 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SECTION I 1. The curvature of earth is ignored in a) Geodetic surveying c) Plane surveying b) Hydrographic surveying d) Astronomical surveying 2. In an optical square; the mirror are fixed at an angle of a) 300 b)600 c) 450 d) 900 3. The true meridian passes through a) Geographical poles c) Magnetic poles b) Arbitrary poles d) only N-pole 4. In WCB system; a line is said to be free from local attraction, if the difference between FB and BB is a) 00 b) 900 c) 1800 d) 3600 5. When higher values are inside the loop; it indicates a a) Hill c)pond b) sloping ground d) Overhanging cliff 6. The line of collimation and axis of the telescope should a) coincide c) by parallel b) be perpendicular d) intersecting 7. The canal taken directly from reservoir is called as a) Main canal c) branch canal b) Distributary d) Field canal 8. For national highway the road way width is a ) 9 m b) 12 m c) 7.5 m d) 25 m 9. Cumulative error is proportional to a) L b) 2L c)√L d)L 10. The compass box is made of a) Iron b) Aluminum c) Brass d) Wood 11. The main principle of surveying is to work from a) The centre to the boundary b) The whole to part c) The part to the whole d) All the above Roll No.
  • 2. 12. The object of surveying is to prepare a a) Drawing c) Cross-section b) Map d) All of the above 13. A 30 m chain is divided into a) 100 links c) 150 links b) 300 links d) None 14. In chain survey the area is divided into a) Rectangles c) Triangles b) Squares d) none of these 15. The sum of interior angle of closed traverse is a) (2n-4) x 900 c) (2n+4) x 900 b) (n-4) x 900 d) (2n-6) x 900 16. The closing error in a closed traverse is adjusted by a) Lehmann’s rule c) Bowditch’s rule b) Slide rule d) none of these 17. At the equator the dip of needle is a) 1800 b) 00 c) 900 d) none of the above 18. The contour interval is a) Directly proportional to scale of map b) Inversely proportional to scale of map c) Large for flat ground d) Small for hilly areas 19. An imaginary line lying throughout the ground surface and having a constant inclination to the horizontal is a a) Contour line b) ridge line b) contour gradient d) none of the above 20. If the quadrantal bearing of a survey line is S 200 W, its respective whole circle bearing will be a) 200 c) 600` b) 1600 d) 2000 21. Local attraction at a station does not affect a) Fore bearing c) Back Bearing b) Included Angle d) None of these 22. Zero reading of the graduated arc of prismatic compass is marked near a) North End c) South End b) East End d) West End
  • 3. 23. Level surface is a surface parallel to a) Horizontal surface b) Mean spheroid-al surface of earth c) Vertical surface d) Geographical surface of earth 24. The contour interval is a) Directly proportional to scale of map b) Inversely proportional to scale of map c) Large for flat ground d) Small for hilly areas 25. Civil engineering deals with the basic needs of life except a) Air c) Water b) Shelter d) Electricity 26. Principle of surveying ‘working from whole to part’ prevents a) Linear error c) Angular error b) Accumulation of Errors d) Chaining 27. Change point is a point on which following instrument/accessory is kept a) Dumpy level b) Leveling staff c) Both dumpy level and leveling staff d) None of these 28. Following is not a temporary adjustment of dumpy level a) Centering b) Leveling c) Focusing of eye piece d) Focusing of objective lens 29. The object of surveying is to prepare a a) Drawing c) Cross-section b) Map d) All of the above SECTION II 30. Substructure consists of a) Foundation only b) Plinth only c) Foundation and Plinth d) None of these 31. The function of parapet is a) Beautification c) Protection of terrace user b) Storage of rain water d) All of these
  • 4. 32. Framed structure can be used for a) Ground floor only c) Multistoried building b) One or two storied building d) All the above 33. Arrangement of door or windows on external wall , to reveal desirable and conceal undesirable views is known as a) Aspect b) Prospect c) Grouping d) Elevation 34. Building bye laws are essential to a) Maintain hygienic conditions b) Restrict haphazard development c) Enforce parking places d) All of above 35. Height of building is restricted based on a) Road width in front of building b) Front margin c) Line drawn at 63.50 from rear boundary d) All the above 36. Final setting time of cement should not be a) Less than 30 min c) Greater than 30 min b) Less than 10 hr d) Greater than 10 hr 37. Eco-friendly construction encourages a) Use of cheap material b) Use of costly material c) Use of locally available material d) None of these 38. Green city concept encourages a) Mass transportation c) Use of non-conventional energy b) Pollution free city d) All the above 39. Steel structures are not suitable for a) Hot climate c) Cold climate b) Hot and Humid climate d) None of these 40. In water-bound macadam roads a) small broken stone are laid in two layers b) voids between the stones are filled by stone dust c) camber for drainage is given at the formation level it itself d) all of the above 41. The minimum intensity of load in kN/m2 ,that causes failure of a foundation is called
  • 5. a) Bearing capacity of soil b) Safe bearing capacity of soil c) Ultimate bearing capacity of soil d) none of above 42. A foundation made up of thick R. C. C. slab covering entire bottom of the structure is called as a) slab foundation c) raft foundation b) flat foundation d) combined footing 43. A masonry wall needs _______ for safety against earthquake forces. a) continuous band at plinth, lintel and sill b) use of through headers c) a) and b) d) none of the above 44. The desirable ratio of length to breadth of a room ,satisfying ‘roominess’ principle of planning is a) 0.8 c) 1.0 b) 1.2 to 1.5 d) 2 to 3 45. Which of the following is the most harmful material in brick clays? a) stone pieces b) vegetation and organic matter c) lime lumps d) iron pyrites 46. M 20 grade of concrete has a proportion of cement :fine aggregate: coarse aggregate as a) 1:1.5:3 c) 1:2:4 b) 1:3:6 d) 1:4:8 47. Precast construction is preferred for a) speedy and quality construction c) mass modular construction b) a) and b) above d) none of the above 48. Concrete is a material a) strong in compression c) weak in tension b) weak in compression but strong in tension d) a) and b) above 49. The finest and strongest stone masonry is a) Uncoursed rubble masonry b) random rubble masonry c) coursed rubble masonry
  • 6. d) Ashlar masonry 50. Following is not the standard shape of a rolled steel section a) I section c) Channel section b) X-section d) T-section 51. A gravity dam is proportioned in such a way that the external forces on it are resisted by a) Arch action c) R.C.C design b) Steel design d) Own Weight or self weight 52. Following element is not an element of superstructure of building a) Lintel c) Chajja b) Plinth d) Parapet 53. The following element of framed structure is designed to carry self weight only a) Foundation c) Wall b) Column d) Beam 54. Arrangement of doors and windows on external walls of a building to reveal desirable view and conceal undesirable views is called a) Aspect c) Prospect b) Ventilation d) Privacy 55. For a building with 50 m2 built up area constructed on a plot of 200 m2 area, the floor area ratio will be a) 4.0 c) 0.50 b) 0.25 d) 0.200 56. In earthquake resistant masonry structures following is desirable a) Continuous band at plinth, lintel and Sill b) Use of rich mortar (1:4/1:6) c) Use of through headers d) All the above 57. A standard brick should not break when dropped from a height of a) 0.9 m c) 1.0 m b) 1.2 m d) 1.5 m 58. Ingredients of reinforced cement concrete are a) Cement, Fine Aggregate ,coarse aggregate b) Lime, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, Cement c) Water ,Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate d) Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate
  • 7. d) Ashlar masonry 50. Following is not the standard shape of a rolled steel section a) I section c) Channel section b) X-section d) T-section 51. A gravity dam is proportioned in such a way that the external forces on it are resisted by a) Arch action c) R.C.C design b) Steel design d) Own Weight or self weight 52. Following element is not an element of superstructure of building a) Lintel c) Chajja b) Plinth d) Parapet 53. The following element of framed structure is designed to carry self weight only a) Foundation c) Wall b) Column d) Beam 54. Arrangement of doors and windows on external walls of a building to reveal desirable view and conceal undesirable views is called a) Aspect c) Prospect b) Ventilation d) Privacy 55. For a building with 50 m2 built up area constructed on a plot of 200 m2 area, the floor area ratio will be a) 4.0 c) 0.50 b) 0.25 d) 0.200 56. In earthquake resistant masonry structures following is desirable a) Continuous band at plinth, lintel and Sill b) Use of rich mortar (1:4/1:6) c) Use of through headers d) All the above 57. A standard brick should not break when dropped from a height of a) 0.9 m c) 1.0 m b) 1.2 m d) 1.5 m 58. Ingredients of reinforced cement concrete are a) Cement, Fine Aggregate ,coarse aggregate b) Lime, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, Cement c) Water ,Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate d) Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate