Civil Engineering Basics and competitive exams MCQ's.

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Q.What is unit weight of cement?
A.24 kN/m³
B.1000 kg/m³
C.1440 kg/m³
D.7850 kg/m³


Q.What is unit weight of steel?
A.7850 kg/m³
B.1440 kg/m³
C.24 kN/m³
D.25 kN/m³.


Q. What is the initial setting time of OPC?
A.45 min.
B.30 min.
C.60 min.
D.10 hrs.


Q.Which component of trunk indicates dead portion?
A.Heart wood
B.Sap wood
C.Cambium layer


Q.The stainless steels owe their corrosion resistance to the presence of


Q.A cantilever beam of inverted "T" cross section carries udl. Maximum bending stress occurs at the....?
A) top of the cross section
B) junction of fl**ge and web
C) neutral axis
D) bottom of the cross section


Q.What is stone?


Q.The commonly used material in the manufacture of cement is

A. sand stone
B. slate
C. lime stone
D. graphite.


Q. What is the meaning of soundness of cement?
a) Ability to flow when mixed
b) Ability to make ringing noise when struck
c) Ability to form strong and sound structure
d) Ability to retain volume after setting.


Q. Who invented Portland cement and in which year?
a) William Aspdin, 1824
b) William Aspdin, 1840s
c) Joseph Aspdin, 1840s
d) Joseph Aspdin, 1824

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Q.In medium strength concrete the water cement ratio should not be less than
A. 0.25
B. 0.35
C. 0.4
D 0.45


Q.The maximum settlement for the isolated foundation on clayey soils should be limited to
(1) 65mm
(2) 25 mm
(3) 40 mm
(4) 100 mm


Q.A beam extending beyond the supports is called
A.simply supported beam
B.fixed beam
C.overhanging beam
D.cantilever beam


Q. The maximum settlement for the isolated foundation on clayey soils should be limited to
(1) 65mm
(2) 25 mm
(3) 40 mm
(4) 100 mm


Q. A concurrent force system is one in which the lines of action of all the forces intersect at a common point 0, then the force system produces

(1) no moment about this point.
(2) moment about this point.
(3) Both (1) and (2) are produced.
(4) None of these


Q. In a locality of heavy rainfall, it is proposed to construct a single lane road of thin bituminous surface using IRC recommendations for camber and carriageway. What would be the height of crown with respect to the edges?
(a) 37.50 mm
(b) 45.00 mm
(c) 46.87 mm
(d) 56.25 mm


Q.The general requirement in constructing a reinforced concrete road is to place a single layer of reinforcement

(a) Near the bottom of the slab
(b) Near the top of the slab
(c) At the middle
(d) Equally distributed at the top and bottom


Q.The preferred range of carbon-nitrogen ratio in a MSW for composting is
(a) 20 – 35
(b) 40 - 60
(c) 5 – 10
(d) Varies from waste to waste


Q. Consider the following statements.
(1) Consolidation time increases with increasing compressibility
(2) Consolidation time decreases with increasing permeability
(3) Consolidation time is dependent on the magnitude of stress increase.

Which of these statements are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 & 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 & 3 only


Q. Piles used to anchor down structures subjected to uplift due to hydrostatic pressure or over turning moments are called
(a) Anchor piles
(b) Fender piles
(c) Tension piles
(d) Bearing piles


Q. A simply supported beam of span L is subjected to a concentrated load P at mid span. The cross-section of the beam is rectangular. The ratio of the shear stress at 1/4 the depth of the beam to the shear stress at the centre of the cross-section is
(a) 3/8
(b) 1/2
(c) 3/4
(d) 2


Q. The minimum compressive strength for rapid hardening portland cement after 72 hours should be
(1) 18 N/mm2
(2) 28 N/mm2
(3) 24N/mm2
(4) None of these


Q.Which of the following is a disadvantage of framed structures ?
(1) Flexibility in planning
(2) Speed of construction
(3) Economy
(4) Span length

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Q.Final setting time of cement should not be more than
(a) 1 hour
(b) 2 hours
(c) 5 hours
(d)10 hours


Q.In Geotechnical Engineering, soil is considered as a _________ phase material.
a) 3
b) 2
c) 1
d) 4


Q. The ratio of volume of voids and volume of soil solids is called
a) Void ratio
b) Porosity
c) Saturation
d) Air content


Q. The volume of voids in the 3 phase diagram of soil is
a) Volume of air
b) Volume of water
c) Volume of air and volume of water
d) Volume of solids


Q Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
(A) Hydraulic lime is generally obtained by burning kankar
(B) Hydraulic lime sets slowly as compared to fat lime
(C) Hydraulic lime is generally used in lime mortar
(D) None of these


Q.Early attainment of strength in rapid hardening cement is mainly due to
(A) Gypsum
(B) Finer grinding
(C) Tri-calcium silicate
(D) Tri-calcium aluminate


Q.Pick up the correct statement from the following:
(A) Solder material is an alloy which melts at a temperature above 400°C
(B) Brazing is done at temperature above 600°C to 1100°C
(C) Brazing joint is stronger than the solder joint
(D) All the above


Q.Pick up the correct statement from the following:
(A) Quick lime is obtained by burning pure lime stone
(B) Hydraulic lime is obtained by burning lime stone containing clay 5% to 30%
(C) Poor lime is obtained by burning lime stone containing impurities more than 5%
(D) All the above


Q.During pudding
(A) Molten metal is kept clear of the fuel
(B) Carbon is converted into carbonic acid gas
(C) Silicon forms a slag
(D) All the above
Answer: Option D

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