Second Grade Overseer/Draftsman-2017(649/2013)

Second Grade Overseer/Draftsman

Question Paper Code: 42/2017/OL

Category Code: 649/2013

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 29-05-2017

Department LSGD

Question 1 : From which Country India borrowed The Idea of Directive Principles?

1. England

2. USA

3. Ireland

4. Germany


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3. Ireland

Question 2 : Which Indian solider in Siachen who lost his life after surviving Miraculously for six days in anavalanche in February 2016, was awarded Sena medal in January 2017?

1. Lance Naik Hanumanthappa

2. Lance Naik Tajpal

3. Lance Naik Ranbir Singh

4. None of the above


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1. Lance Naik Hanumanthappa

Question 3 : ______ was the founder of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

1. Jawharlal Nehru

2. K.M. Munshi

3. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

4. Mauna Abdul Kalam


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2. K.M. Munshi

Question 4 : The President of India can send his resignation letter addressed to __________.

1. Chief Justice of India

2. Prime Minister

3. Speaker of Loksabha

4. Vice President of India


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4. Vice President of India

Question 5 : The Author of ”A Brief History of Time” is ________.

1. Stephen Hawkins

2. Issac Newton

3. C.V. Raman

4. None of the above


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1. Stephen Hawkins

Question 6 : The prominent Indian Dynasty at the time of Alexander the Great’s attack was __________.

1. Gupta Dynasty

2. Slave Dynasty

3. Nanda Dynasty

4. None of the above


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3. Nanda Dynasty

Question 7 : The Panchayati Raj system, first time implemented in the state of ________.

1. Rajasthan

2. Kerala

3. Tamil nadu

4. Gujarat


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1. Rajasthan

Question 8 : Kanchenjunga is situated in the State of ___________.

1. Nagaland

2. Himachal Pradesh

3. Sikkim

4. Mizoram


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3. Sikkim

Question 9 : The act which empowered the British Government to arrest any person without trial?

1. Government act of 1935

2. Rowlat Act

3. Government Act of 1919

4. None of the above


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2. Rowlat Act

Question 10 : __________ is the lowest mountainpass in the Western ghat.

1. Khyberpass

2. Thamarasserypass

3. Nathula pass

4. Palakkad pass


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4. Palakkad pass


Question 11 : India’s Earthquake warning system installed in which State?

1. Himachal Pradesh

2. Jammu-Kashmir

3. Uttarakhand

4. U.P.


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3. Uttarakhand

Question 12 : __________ day is called as The Indian Census Day.

1. 9th February

2. 10th March

3. 8th February

4. 20th March


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1. 9th February

Question 13 : Which social reformer is known as Madan Mohan Malavya of Kerala?

1. Sree Narayana Guru

2. Mannathu Padmanabhan

3. C. Kesavan

4. Pattom Tanu Pillai


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2. Mannathu Padmanabhan

Question 14 : Mention the City of India hosted The International Conference of Yoga.

1. New Delhi

2. Varanasi

3. Hyderabad

4. Mumbai


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1. New Delhi

Question 15 : Who was Indian President when Bangladesh got Independence?

1. Dr. Zakiar Hussin

2. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

3. V.V. Giri

4. Dr. Radha Krishnan


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3. V.V. Giri

Question 16 : Mention ”World Braily Day”.

1. January 15

2. December 10

3. January 20

4. January 4


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4. January 4

Question 17 : Nyallithop Consistency in puducherry is famous for – 2016 Eletion

1. Interdouse Internet Voting system

2. Special Election booth for Women

3. Highest number of NOTA

4. None of the above


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1. Interdouse Internet Voting system

Question 18 : Who is the Chairman of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund board?

1. S.M. Vijayanand

2. Pinaray Vijayan

3. Dr. Thomas Issac

4. Vinod Roy


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4. Vinod Roy

Question 19 : Who has won The most number of Olympic Golds so far?

1. Carl Louise

2. Michael Phelps

3. Usain Bolt

4. Shelly Ann Prazer


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2. Michael Phelps

Question 20 : Which Central Security Force is known as ‘Black Cat’?

1. Special Protection Group

2. Rapid Action Force

3. National Security Force

4. None of above


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3. National Security Force


Question 21 : The device provided in a trap to preserve its water seal is _________.

1. Antisyphonage

2. Barrel

3. Vent pipe

4. Washout valve


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1. Antisyphonage

Question 22 : The highest point of a cross section of a highway is called

1. Camber

2. Skew back

3. Crown

4. Formation


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3. Crown

Question 23 : The vertical window provided on the sloping roof is called

1. Skylight window

2. Dormer window

3. Corner window

4. Gable window


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2. Dormer window

Question 24 : The roof provided for varanda is __________.

1. Hip roof

2. Lean-to roof

3. Deek roof

4. Gable roof


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2. Lean-to roof

Question 25 : The member which support the roofing material of a tiled roof is _________.

1. Battens

2. Post

3. Purlin

4. Struts


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1. Battens

Question 26 : The king post roof truss is generally used for a span of _________.

1. 10-15 m

2. 15-20 m

3. 3-5 m

4. 6-9 m


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4. 6-9 m

Question 27 : The clay product manufactured from ordinary clay mixed with sand and crushed pottery is known as ___________.

1. Stoneware

2. Terracotta

3. Earthenware

4. Tiles


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3. Earthenware

Question 28 : In cement fineness test is done on IS sieve no. __________.

1. 9

2. 7

3. 8

4. 11


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1. 9

Question 29 : The outermost layer of timber is known as __________.

1. Medullary rays

2. Cambium

3. Pith

4. Bark


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4. Bark

Question 30 : The portion of wall between facing and backing is called ____________.

1. Sill

2. Quoin

3. Hearting

4. Header


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3. Hearting


Question 31 : The vertical sides of the doors and windows openings are called __________.

1. Jamb

2. Reveals

3. Arch

4. Lintel


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1. Jamb

Question 32 : The lower half of the arch between crown and skewback is known as __________.

1. Soffit

2. Voussoir

3. Haunch

4. Span


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3. Haunch

Question 33 : The chips of stones used to fill up the stone masonry is called ___________.

1. Quoins

2. Spalls

3. Bat

4. Jambs


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2. Spalls

Question 34 : A good brick earth contain __________ percentage of alumina.

1. 20 to 30

2. 10 to 15

3. 8 to 12

4. 30 to 40


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1. 20 to 30

Question 35 : The cross drainage work in which the dam is over the canal is known as

1. Syphon aqueduct

2. Super passage

3. Super elevation

4. Distributory


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2. Super passage

Question 36 : The total volume of water required for a crop during its entire period from sowing to harvest is known as

1. Duty of water

2. Spurs

3. Spill way water

4. Delta


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4. Delta

Question 37 : The size of `”B_0″` Drawing board is

1. 1000 × 750 mm

2. 700 × 500 mm

3. 1600 × 1100 mm

4. 1500 × 1000 mm


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4. 1500 × 1000 mm

Question 38 : The untrimmed size of `”A_1″` drawing sheet is

1. 625 × 880 mm

2. 594 × 841 mm

3. 450 × 625 mm

4. 330 × 450 mm


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1. 625 × 880 mm

Question 39 : In a drawing 1 m is draw in 20 cm, the scale is known as __________.

1. 1 : 10

2. 1 : 20

3. 1 : 5

4. 1 : 50


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3. 1 : 5

Question 40 : The granular materials of crushed stone provided under and around the sleepers is known as ___________.

1. Railway track

2. Ballast

3. Balluster

4. Gauge


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2. Ballast


Question 41 : A bridge with total length varying between 30 m to 120 m is known as __________.

1. Culvert

2. Minor bridge

3. Deck bridge

4. Major bridge


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4. Major bridge

Question 42 : The difference in levels of the water surface between upstream and downstream of the bridge is called __________.

1. Afflux

2. Vent way

3. Clear span

4. HFL


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1. Afflux

Question 43 : The length of Gunters chain is __________ feet.

1. 66

2. 76

3. 67

4. 68


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1. 66

Question 44 : A line lying in a level surface and normal to the plumb line at all points is known as _____________.

1. Horizontal line

2. Vertical line

3. Level line

4. Surface line


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3. Level line

Question 45 : The ridge formed by the intersection of two sloped surface having an exterior angle greater than 180° is

1. gable

2. hip

3. vally

4. eave


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2. hip

Question 46 : The one end of moulding is cut into suite the profile of another moulding, it is known as ___________.

1. Mitring

2. Rebating

3. Grooving

4. Scribing


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4. Scribing

Question 47 : The process of covering of entire or part of exposed surface of timber by means of veneers by decorative

1. Beveling

2. Veneering

3. Housing

4. Moulding


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2. Veneering

Question 48 : The term used to indicate a recess formed in a timber member is ___________.

1. Grooving

2. Hosing

3. Studding

4. Mitring


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1. Grooving

Question 49 : Which type of joint is used when a member is subjected to both tension as well as compression?

1. Lap joint

2. Butt joint

3. Table joint

4. Fished joint


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3. Table joint

Question 50 : The horizontal member of a frame which is employed to subdivided a window opening horizontally is known as __________.

1. Sash

2. Panel

3. Frame

4. Transom


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4. Transom


Question 51 : A timber piece which is fixed in a inclined position within frame is known as __________.

1. Mullion

2. Louvers

3. Cross rail

4. Batten


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2. Louvers

Question 52 : Window where shutters are open like doors are called ___________.

1. Casement window

2. Bay window

3. Corner window

4. Swing window


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1. Casement window

Question 53 : Polishing of Terrazzo flooring is done by

1. Pumice stone

2. Butters stone

3. Carborandum stone

4. None of these


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3. Carborandum stone

Question 54 : Projection of roof beyond the surface of wall is known as ___________.

1. Eaves

2. Purlin

3. Cleat

4. Batten


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1. Eaves

Question 55 : The vertical distance between the nosing of one flight and the bottom of flight is called ___________.

1. Going

2. Headroom

3. Soffit

4. Scotia


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2. Headroom

Question 56 : The angle of inclination of the stair with the floor is known as ____________.

1. Angle

2. Waist

3. Pitch

4. All the above


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3. Pitch

Question 57 : Ventilators provided in continuation of a door or window at its top is known as

1. Lantern window

2. Fan light

3. Sky light

4. Bay window


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2. Fan light

Question 58 : Tool used for making boring small holes

1. Gimlet

2. Auger

3. Shanker

4. Reamer


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1. Gimlet

Question 59 : In public buildings, the minimum area of window should be __________ of floor area.

1. 10%

2. 15%

3. 25%

4. 20%


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4. 20%

Question 60 : In Queen post truss the number of vertical post are ____________.

1. 1

2. 3

3. 2

4. None of the above


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4. None of the above


Question 61 : The stone used for roofing purpose is known as _____________.

1. Marble

2. Sandstone

3. Slate

4. Pumice


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3. Slate

Question 62 : The tapering step provided to change direction of flight is known as

1. Waist

2. Rise

3. Tread

4. Winders


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4. Winders

Question 63 : One mile is __________ Furlong.

1. 10

2. 8

3. 7

4. 9


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2. 8

Question 64 : One Are is _____________ square meter.

1. 100

2. 1000

3. 500

4. 750


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1. 100

Question 65 : The safe bearing capacity of Black cotton soil is _____________ T/`”m^2″`.

1. 3 to 5

2. 8 to 10

3. 5 to 7.5

4. 10 to 15


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3. 5 to 7.5

Question 66 : The crushing strength of a first class brick is ___________ N/`”mm^2″`

1. 5 to 7

2. 7 to 10.5

3. 3.5 to 5

4. 1 to 3


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2. 7 to 10.5

Question 67 : A G.I. pipe has a coating of ___________.

1. Carbon

2. Copper

3. Iron

4. Zinc


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4. Zinc

Question 68 : A solvent commonly used in oil paint is

1. Petrol

2. Diesel

3. Turpentine

4. Kerosene


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3. Turpentine

Question 69 : The road portion used by vehicular traffic is known as

1. Foot path

2. Motor way

3. Express way

4. Carriage way


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4. Carriage way

Question 70 : 2.205 pounds is equal to ___________ kilogram.

1. 1

2. 1.5

3. 2

4. 3


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1. 1


Question 71 : In India the adopted datum is ___________.

1. M.S.L at Chennai

2. M.S.L at Karachi

3. M.S.L at Mumbai

4. All of the above


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2. M.S.L at Karachi

Question 72 : The venetain arch has ____________ centers.

1. three

2. four

3. two

4. one


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1. three

Question 73 : The process of rotating the telescope in the vertical plane through 180° about the horizontal axis is ___________.

1. Levelling

2. Centering

3. Transisting

4. All the above


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3. Transisting

Question 74 : In grillage foundation the distance between the flanges of grillage beams should be equal to ___________.

1. four times the flange width

2. minimum 75 mm

3. the flange width

4. half the flange width


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2. minimum 75 mm

Question 75 : For D.P.C. the proportion of cement mortar is __________.

1. 1:3

2. 1:4

3. 1:6

4. 1:2


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4. 1:2

Question 76 : The M10 concrete mix is ____________.

1. 1 : 1 : 2

2. 1 : 1.5 : 3

3. 1 : 2 : 4

4. 1 : 3 : 6


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4. 1 : 3 : 6

Question 77 : The recommended slump of concrete for road construction is __________.

1. 20 to 40 mm

2. 40 to 45 mm

3. 10 to 20 mm

4. 60 to 70 mm


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1. 20 to 40 mm

Question 78 : The weight of 12 mm round steel bar is ____________ kg/m.

1. 0.22

2. 0.89

3. 0.62

4. 0.39


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2. 0.89

Question 79 : The minimum thickness of stem wall at top is ____________ cm.

1. 35

2. 30

3. 20

4. 25


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3. 20

Question 80 : In distemper the base material is _____________.

1. Lime

2. Lacquer

3. Chalk

4. Varnish


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1. Lime


Question 81 : The rocks formed by cooling of magma is called ____________.

1. Metamorphic rocks

2. Sedimentary rocks

3. Igneous rocks

4. All the above


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3. Igneous rocks

Question 82 : Depth of foundation is generally find out by

1. Manning’s formula

2. Kenedy’s formula

3. Chessis formula

4. Rankin’s formula


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4. Rankin’s formula

Question 83 : The residential building width of stair is not less than ___________ cm.

1. 110

2. 120

3. 70

4. 90


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4. 90

Question 84 : In coursed rubble masonry sort-III the thickness of mortar joint is ___________.

1. 8 mm

2. 6 mm

3. 16 mm

4. 12 mm


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3. 16 mm

Question 85 : The tool used for the cutting of soft stones is ____________.

1. Jumper

2. Guage

3. Boaster

4. Hammer


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3. Boaster

Question 86 : In scaffolding the horizontal member parallel to the wall is known as ___________.

1. Putlogs

2. Ledgers

3. Bridle

4. Raker


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2. Ledgers

Question 87 : The placing of new foundations below an existing foundation is known as

1. Underpinning

2. Shoring

3. Repairing

4. Strutting


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1. Underpinning

Question 88 : The mainly used foundation in construction of bridge is ___________.

1. Raft foundation

2. Well foundation

3. Pile foundation

4. Spread foundation


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2. Well foundation

Question 89 : Which lime is commonly used for white washing?

1. Quick lime

2. Hydraulic lime

3. Fat lime

4. Slaked lime


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3. Fat lime

Question 90 : The slump test is used to determine ____________.

1. Strength

2. Water content

3. Voids content

4. Workability


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4. Workability


Question 91 : Blue stain in timber is due to ____________.

1. Fungi

2. Insects

3. Seasoning

4. All the above


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1. Fungi

Question 92 : The diameter of pin knot is about ____________.

1. 7.5 mm

2. 4.5 mm

3. 6.5 mm

4. 12 mm


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3. 6.5 mm

Question 93 : The height of slump cone is about

1. 0.5 m

2. 0.6 m

3. 0.35 m

4. 0.3 m


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4. 0.3 m

Question 94 : The end support of an arch is called

1. Buttress

2. Pier

3. Haunch

4. Abutment


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4. Abutment

Question 95 : In first angle projection the left side view of the object is must be draw at the __________.

1. Left side

2. Right side

3. Bottom side

4. Top side


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2. Right side

Question 96 : For ___________ test Vicat’s apparatus is used.

1. strength of mortar

2. consistency of cement

3. stability of cement

4. none of these


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2. consistency of cement

Question 97 : The depth of grillage foundation is limited to ____________.

1. 2-8 m

2. 1-1.5 m

3. 5-8 m

4. 3-5 m


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2. 1-1.5 m

Question 98 : The structure which is provided to dispose off surplus water from the reservoir is known as ____________.

1. Spillway

2. Aqueduct

3. Super passage

4. Modular outlet


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1. Spillway

Question 99 : The line joining the centre of the eyepiece to the optical center of the object glass is known as _____________.

1. Vertical axis

2. Parallax

3. Axis of telescope

4. Horizontal axis


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3. Axis of telescope

Question 100 : Slab or sheet of wood used to cover the roof is known as ___________.

1. Plate

2. Planks

3. Slate

4. Shingle


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4. Shingle

Question Paper Code: 42/2017/OL

Category Code: 649/2013

Exam: Second Grade Overseer/Draftsman

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 29-05-2017

Department LSGD

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