Assistant Engineer-2013(139/2012)



Assistant Engineer

Category Number 139/2012

Exam Date 2013-09-07

Question 1 : The terminal velocity of a small sphere settling in a viscous fluid varies as the

1. Inverse square of diameter

2. Inverse of diameter

3. first power of its diameter

4. inverse of fluid viscosity


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4. inverse of fluid viscosity

Question 2 : A cement bag contains 0.035 cubic meter of cement by volume. How many bags will one tonne of cement

1. 16

2. 17

3. 18

4. 20


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4. 20

Question 3 : Efflorescence of bricks is due to

1. Soluble salts present in clay for making bricks

2. High Porosity of bricks

3. High Silt Content in the soil used

4. Excessive burning burning of bricks


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1. Soluble salts present in clay for making bricks

Question 4 : Which of the following constituent in earth gives plasticity to mould bricks in suitable shape

1. Silica

2. Lime

3. Alumina

4. Magnesia


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3. Alumina

Question 5 : The compound which contributes the highest share of heat of hydration in cement is

1. Tricalcium Silicate

2. Tricalcium aluminate

3. Gypsum

4. Combined lime


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2. Tricalcium aluminate

Question 6 : Putty is made up of .

1. White lead and turpentine

2. Powdered chalk and raw linseed oil

3. Red lead and linseed oil

4. Zinc oxide and boiled linseed oil


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2. Powdered chalk and raw linseed oil

Question 7 : In making Concrete ,maximum density is achieved by,

1. Using sufficient cement to fill all the voids

2. Controlling the particle size of the ingredient

3. Controlling the particle size distribution of the ingredient

4. Reducing the quantity of mixing water


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3. Controlling the particle size distribution of the ingredient

Question 8 : which one of the following is not a vehicle in paints

1. Nut oil

2. Poppy oil

3. Tung oil

4. Turpentine oil


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4. Turpentine oil

Question 9 : In high tensile steel carbon should be less than

1. 0.10%

2. 0.15 %

3. 0.70 %

4. 1.5%


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2. 0.15 %

Question 10 : The head room for a staircase should not be less than

1. 3.50m

2. 3m

3. 2.10m

4. 2m


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3. 2.10m


Question 11 : The ratio of cement mortar preferred in load bearing walls in brick masonry is

1. 1:2

2. 1: 6

3. 1:8

4. 1:12


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2. 1: 6

Question 12 : A curtain wall carries

1. wind load

2. Self weight

3. roof load

4. no load


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2. Self weight

Question 13 : In ordinary residential and public buildings ,the DPC is provided at

1. Plinth level

2. Ground level

3. roof level

4. lintel level


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1. Plinth level

Question 14 : Laterite is a

1. argillaceous rock

2. silicious rock

3. calcarious rock

4. magma


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1. argillaceous rock

Question 15 : Marble is

1. Igneous rock

2. metamorphic rock

3. stratified rock

4. sedimentary rock


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2. metamorphic rock

Question 16 : In any case the bearing of lintel should not be less than

1. 100 mm

2. 150 mm

3. 200 mm

4. 300 mm


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2. 150 mm

Question 17 : The resultant of two equal forces(F) acting in opposite directions will be

1. 2 F

2. √2 F

3. 0.707 F

4. zero


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4. zero

Question 18 : The set of forces ,whose resultant is zero, are known as

1. equilibrium forces

2. collinear forces

3. coplanar forces

4. concurrent forces


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1. equilibrium forces

Question 19 : The centre of gravity of a plane lamina is not at its geometrical centre if it is a

1. Circle

2. square

3. rectangle

4. right angled triangle


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4. right angled triangle

Question 20 : A system of coplanar forces is in equilibrium when

1. force polygon closes

2. funicular polygon closes

3. both force and funicular polygon closes

4. all the forces are coplanar concurrent


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3. both force and funicular polygon closes


Question 21 : The diagram showing the point of application and line of action of forces in their plane is called

1. Vector diagram

2. space diagram

3. force diagram

4. funicular diagram


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2. space diagram

Question 22 : The specification of earth work in foundation trenches,drains etc. Lift ordinarly specified is

1. 0m

2. 1.50 m

3. 5 m

4. 3m


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2. 1.50 m

Question 23 : In analysis of rates contractors profit is taken at the rate of

1. 1%

2. 5%

3. 10%

4. 20%


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3. 10%

Question 24 : One cubic metre of cement concrete (1:2:4) is to be mixed by volume .Number of cement bags required approximately will be

1. 6

2. 8

3. 3

4. 4


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1. 6

Question 25 : The thickness of plastering to masonry wall is usually

1. 6 mm

2. 30mm

3. 22mm

4. 12mm


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4. 12mm

Question 26 : In a detailed estimate the provision for contingencies is,usually

1. 1%

2. 3% to 5%

3. 10%

4. 12% to 50%


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2. 3% to 5%

Question 27 : Original cost of property minus depreciation is

1. book value

2. salvage value

3. capital value

4. obsolence value


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1. book value

Question 28 : while submitting a tender the contractor is required to deposit some amount with the department, as

1. bank guarantee

2. caution money

3. security deposit

4. earnest money


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4. earnest money

Question 29 : For a comfortable ascent of stairway the number of steps in a flight should be restricted to a maximum of

1. 10

2. 12

3. 16

4. 20


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2. 12

Question 30 : Construction of temporary structure to support an unsafe structure is known as

1. Shoring

2. underpinning

3. scaffolding

4. Propping


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1. Shoring


Question 31 : Which of the following is not an excavating equipment

1. Power shovel

2. Scrapper

3. Drag line

4. Hoe


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2. Scrapper

Question 32 : An Ideal flow of any fluid must fulfil the

1. Neweton’s Law of Viscosity

2. Neweton’s Law of Motion

3. Boundary layer Theory

4. Continuity Equation


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4. Continuity Equation

Question 33 : A cubical tank is filled with water. If side of tank is 1m ,pressure on the base of the tank will be

1. 10 000 kg

2. 5 000 kg

3. 1000 kg

4. 4 000 kg


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3. 1000 kg

Question 34 : The buoyancy depends upon the

1. The pressure with which the liquid is displaced

2. weight of the liquid displaced

3. viscosity of the liquid

4. compressibility of the liquid


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2. weight of the liquid displaced

Question 35 : block of wood 2m long, 2m wide and 1m deep is floating horizontally in water. If density of wood is 800 kg/m3 ,then the volume of water displaced will be

1. 3.2 cum

2. 2.6 cum

3. 2 cum

4. 6 cum


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1. 3.2 cum

Question 36 : The flow in a pipe or channel is said to be uniform when

1. The liquid particles at all sections have the same velocities

2. The liquid particles at different sections have different velocities

3. the quantity of liquid flowing per second is constant

4. each liquid particles has a definite path


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1. The liquid particles at all sections have the same velocities

Question 37 : Flow in a pipe is laminar if the Reynold’s number is

1. equal to 10 000

2. Between 4000 and 6000

3. between 2000 and 4000

4. less than 2000


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4. less than 2000

Question 38 : Two pipe systems in series are said to be equivalent when

1. the average diameter in both systems is same

2. the average friction factor in both the system is same

3. the total length of the pipes is the same in both the systems

4. the discharge under the same head is same in both the systems


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4. the discharge under the same head is same in both the systems

Question 39 : In open channel water flows under

1. force of gravity

2. atmospheric pressure

3. hydrostatic pressure

4. mechanical pressure


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1. force of gravity

Question 40 : weir may be used to measure

1. velocity of flow

2. pressure

3. discharge in a river or channel

4. kinetic energy


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3. discharge in a river or channel


Question 41 : The direction of flow of liquid in a propeller pump impeller is in

1. outward radial direction

2. axial direction

3. inward radial direction

4. the direction tangential to the impeller


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2. axial direction

Question 42 : The ratio of volume of voids to the total volume of the given soil mass, is known as

1. porosity

2. void ratio

3. specific gravity

4. water content


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1. porosity

Question 43 : Dry density of soil is

1. always greater than the saturated density

2. ratio of the weight of soil solids to the volume of solids

3. ratio of the weight of soil solids to the total volume

4. determined by stregth test


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3. ratio of the weight of soil solids to the total volume

Question 44 : The effective size of a soil is

1. D10

2. D30

3. D20

4. D40


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1. D10

Question 45 : A soil having uniformity coefficient more than 10 is called

1. uniform

2. fine

3. coarse

4. well graded soil


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4. well graded soil

Question 46 : The property of a soil which permits flow of water through its interconnected voids is called

1. seepability

2. porosity

3. permeability

4. void ratio


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3. permeability

Question 47 : The functional equation for specific gravity G ,water content w,void ratio e and degree of saturation Sr is

1. w= Sr G/e

2. e= Sr w/G

3. Sr= wG/e

4. G=Sr w/e


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3. Sr= wG/e

Question 48 : The law states that in laminar flow in a saturated soil, the velocity is directly proportional to the hydraulic gradient is called

1. Reynold’s law

2. Bligh’s law

3. Darcy’s law

4. Lacy’s law


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3. Darcy’s law

Question 49 : The gradual reduction in volume of a soil mass resulting from an increase in and continued application of compressive stress and is due to expulsion of water from the pores is called

1. Compaction

2. consolidation

3. settlement

4. depression


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2. consolidation

Question 50 : The minimum size of plate in plate load test is

1. 100 mm

2. 450mm

3. 200 mm

4. 300 mm


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4. 300 mm


Question 51 : Bearing capacity should be calculated from the criteria of

1. shear only

2. settlement only

3. both settlement and shear

4. cohesion only


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3. both settlement and shear

Question 52 : Floating foundation is a type of

1. well foundation

2. pile foundation

3. pier foundation

4. Raft foundation


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4. Raft foundation

Question 53 : A shallow foundation is a foundation that

1. has low bearing capacity

2. has a depth of embedment less than its width

3. is resting on the ground surface

4. causes less settlement


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2. has a depth of embedment less than its width

Question 54 : Diameter of a circular footing is 3m and side of a square footing is 3m.Both the footings are in the same soil(c-Ø) at same depth. The ultimate bearing capacity of circular footing is

1. less than square footing

2. more than square footing

3. same as square footing

4. not comparable


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1. less than square footing

Question 55 : The energy stored in a material within elastic limit when it is under strain is called

1. impact

2. shock resistance

3. resilience

4. elasticity


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3. resilience

Question 56 : The property of a material enabling it to resist deformation under stress is called

1. toughness

2. stiffness

3. strength

4. brittleness


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2. stiffness

Question 57 : The rate of change of bending moment is equal to

1. shear force

2. deflection

3. slope

4. axial thrust


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1. shear force

Question 58 : The point in a beam where the shear force changes sign is called the point of

1. maximum BM

2. zero shear

3. zero curvature

4. maximum curvature


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1. maximum BM

Question 59 : For a simply supported beam ,carrying a uniformly distributed load ,the shape of the bending moment diagram will be,

1. triangular

2. parabolic

3. circular

4. cubical


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2. parabolic

Question 60 : A cantilever beam of length L,cross-section A is subjected to a total uniformly distributed Load of W and a concentrated load W1 at a distance L1 from free end will have maximum moment of

1. (WL/2)+ W1 L1

2. (WL2/2)+ W1 L1

3. [W(L-L1)/2]+ W1 L1

4. (WL/2)+ W1 (L-L1 )


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4. (WL/2)+ W1 (L-L1 )


Question 61 : Out of the following mild steel section ,the most economical section is

1. I section

2. circular section

3. rectangular section

4. channel section


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1. I section

Question 62 : The shear stress on the principal plane is

1. maximum

2. minimum

3. zero

4. intermediate


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3. zero

Question 63 : If the number of members provided is more than the requirement,then the frame will be classified as

1. perfect frame

2. redundant frame

3. deficient frame Portal frame

4. Portal frame


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2. redundant frame

Question 64 : The most suitable reason to adopt hollow circular section in place of solid circular shaft Is

1. weight per unit length is less

2. more strength for same weight per unit length

3. easy to manufacture

4. easy to transport


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2. more strength for same weight per unit length

Question 65 : The back sight reading on a BM(200m) was 2.650m.If the inverted staff reading to the bottom of a cantilever

1. 202.300

2. 203.000

3. 2.3000

4. 3.000


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2. 203.000

Question 66 : A survey in which horizontzl and vertical locations are fixed by linear and angular measurements is known as

1. geodetic survey

2. cadastral survey

3. city survey

4. Topographical survey


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4. Topographical survey

Question 67 : The survey in which the curvature of earth is ignored is called

1. Plane survey

2. geodetic survey

3. geological survey

4. aerial survey


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1. Plane survey

Question 68 : As per Indian Standard ,the length of one link in 30m chain should be

1. 0.20m

2. 0.30m

3. 0.40m

4. 0.15m


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1. 0.20m

Question 69 : The error in measured length due to sag of chain or tape is known as

1. positive error

2. negative error

3. compensating error

4. instrumental error


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1. positive error

Question 70 : The base line is measured with

1. metallic tape

2. steel tape

3. Invar tape

4. Chain


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4. Chain


Question 71 : If the fore bearing of a line AB is observed to be 12°24’ ,the back bearing of line AB should be

1. 77°36’

2. 97°36’

3. 167°36’

4. 192°24’


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4. 192°24’

Question 72 : At magnetic poles,the dip of magnetic needle is

1. 0 degree

2. 45 degree

3. 90 degree

4. 120 degree


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3. 90 degree

Question 73 : In levelling the error due to refraction is

1. additive

2. subtractive

3. compensating

4. progressive


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3. compensating

Question 74 : Closed contours with higher values inside represents

1. depression

2. Hill

3. Plane surface

4. pond


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2. Hill

Question 75 : When the bubble of the level tube of a level is central

1. line of sight is horizontal

2. line of collimation is horizontal

3. axis of the telescope is horizontal

4. Geometrical axis of the telescope is horizontal


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1. line of sight is horizontal

Question 76 : The process of turning the telescope about the vertical axis in a horizontal plane is known as

1. Reversing

2. transiting

3. plunging

4. swinging


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4. swinging

Question 77 : The hinged end of a propped cantilever of span L settles by an amount δ, then the rotation of the hinged end will be

1. δ/L

2. 2δ/L

3. 3δ/2L

4. 4 δ/3L


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3. 3δ/2L

Question 78 : Two beams carrying identical loads, simply supported, are having same depth but beam A has double the width as compared that of beam B. The ratio of the strength of beam A to that of beam B is

1. 1/2

2. 1/4

3. 2

4. 4


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3. 2

Question 79 : Defection can be controlled by using the appropriate

1. aspect ratio

2. modular ratio

3. span/depth ratio

4. water cement ratio


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3. span/depth ratio

Question 80 : In a load-balanced prestressed concrete beam under self load ,the cross-section is subjected to

1. axial stress

2. bending stress

3. axial and bending stress

4. axial and shear stress


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4. axial and shear stress


Question 81 : In a cantilever retaining wall of height ‘h’ the horizontal pressure of earth will act at a distance of

1. h/2 from top

2. h/4 from base

3. h/3 from top

4. h/3 from base


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4. h/3 from base

Question 82 : The minimum size of reinforcement bars in RCC column is

1. 6mm

2. 8 mm

3. 10mm

4. 12mm


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4. 12mm

Question 83 : In a cantilever beam tensile reinforcement is provided

1. on the top of the beam

2. on the bottom of the beam

3. in the middle of the beam

4. on the top and bottom of the beam


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1. on the top of the beam

Question 84 : In a doubly reinforced rectangular beam, the allowable stress in compression steel is

1. equal to the permissible stress in tension in steel

2. more than the permissible stress in tension in steel

3. less than the permissible stress in tension in steel

4. not related to the permissible concrete compression stress


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3. less than the permissible stress in tension in steel

Question 85 : The section in which concrete is not fully stressed to its permissible value when stress in steel reaches its maximum value, is called

1. under reinforced section

2. over reinforced section

3. doubly reinforced beam

4. cantilever beam


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1. under reinforced section

Question 86 : A hydrograph is a plot of

1. Precipitation against time

2. Stream flow against time

3. surface run off against time

4. Recorded run off against time


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2. Stream flow against time

Question 87 : The instrument used for measuring wind speed is

1. Anemometer

2. Rotameter

3. Odometer

4. Atmometer


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1. Anemometer

Question 88 : The method of moment distribution in structural analysis can be treated as

1. Force method

2. Displacement method

3. Flexibility method

4. An exact method


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2. Displacement method

Question 89 : Which one of the following tests is performed in the laboratory to determine the extent weathering of aggregates for road work

1. soundness test

2. crushing test

3. Impact test

4. Abrasion test


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1. soundness test

Question 90 : Which one of the following method is used in the design of rigid pavements

1. CBR method

2. Group Index method

3. westergaards method

4. Mcleod s method


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3. westergaards method


Question 91 : The Plasticity index of the granular sub base material should be

1. les than 6

2. grater than 6

3. greater than 9

4. between 15 and 20


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1. les than 6

Question 92 : For removal of temporary hardness in water

1. Water os filtered

2. Water is boiled

3. Lime is added

4. Chlorination is done


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2. Water is boiled

Question 93 : Zeolite is

1. A naturally occurring salt

2. Hydrated silica

3. Hydrated alumina-silicate

4. Dehydrated calcium silicate


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3. Hydrated alumina-silicate

Question 94 : Coagulants are used when turbidity of water is more than

1. 50ppm

2. 60 ppm

3. 70 ppm

4. 80 ppm


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1. 50ppm

Question 95 : The Contact pressure distribution under a rigid footing on a cohesionless soil Would be

1. Uniform throughout

2. Zero at centre and maximum at edges

3. Zero at edges and maximum at centre

4. Maximum at edges and minimum at centre


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3. Zero at edges and maximum at centre

Question 96 : The minimum grade of concrete used for RCC work shall be

1. M10

2. M15

3. M20

4. M30


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3. M20

Question 97 : The stripping time for form work props of beam having span more than 6m is

1. 2 days

2. 7 days

3. 14 days

4. 21 days


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4. 21 days

Question 98 : In water bound macadam roads,binding material to hold stones is

1. sand

2. red earth

3. cement

4. quarry dust


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2. red earth

Question 99 : Plinth area of a building is

1. Built up covered area measured at sill level

2. Built up covered area measured at lintel level

3. Built up covered area measured at plinth level

4. carpet area


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3. Built up covered area measured at plinth level

Question 100 : The maximum horizontal distance between reinforcement in RCC slab in tension as per IS 456 is

1. Three times the effective depth or 300 mm whichever is less

2. Three times the effective depth

3. 300mm

4. 150 mm


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1. Three times the effective depth or 300 mm whichever is less



Assistant Engineer

Category Number 139/2012

Exam Date 2013-09-07

Total Questions 100




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