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Assistant Engineer-Civil/Hydrology -2016

 

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0. The concept of public Interest litigation in India relates to:
Greater Federation

Judicial Supramacy

Accountability

Parliamentary Sovereignty
1. Wet sieve analysis of fine particles is done if nearly all soil particles pass through square sieve openings of:
0.075 mm

0.045 mm

0.212 mm

0.300 mm
2. The plasticity index is equal to:
Liquid limit-Shrinkage limit

Liquid limit-Plastic limit

Plastic limit-Liquid limit

Plastic limit-Shrinkage limit
4. The soils most susceptible to liquefaction are:
Saturated dense sand

Saturated fine and medium sands of uniform particle size

Saturated clays of uniform size

Saturated gravel and cobbles
5. The angle between the horizontal and the maximum slope that a soil assumes through natural process is called:
Angle of internal friction

Cohesiveness

Angle of repose

Hydraulic gradient
6. A saturated clay layer with single drainage face takes 4 years to attain 50% degree of consolidation.If the clay layer had double drainage,then the time taken to attain 50% degree of consolidation is:
1 year

2 years

4 years

8 years
7. A comparatively sudden reduction in volume of a soil mass under an applied load is called:
Primary compression

Secondary compression

Initial consolidation

Initial compaction
8. The law that states that laminar flow in a saturated soil,the velocity is directly proportional to the hydraulic gradient is called:
Reynold’s law

Bligh’s law

Lacey’s law

Darcy’s law
9. A foundation is considered as shallow if its depth is:
Equal to or less than its width

Less than 1 meter %

Greater than its width

Greater than 1 meter
10. A grillage foundation is essentially a:
Shallow foundation

Deep foundation

Spread foundation

Pile foundation
11. Maximum bearing capacity can be expected from:
Laminated rocks

Compact coarse sand

Soft rocks

Granite rocks
12. The type of foundation suitable for under water structures is
Cast in situ concrete piles

Pier foundation

Continuous footing

Stepped foundation
13. The most common sampler used for obtaining a disturbed sample of soil is:
Split spoon sampler

Thin wall shel by tube sampler

Open drive sampler

Piston sampler
14. The ultimate bearing capacity of a surface strip footing on clay,according to Terzaghi’s theory is:
5.7 C

5.14 C

quB

9c
15. Negative skin friction on a pile under vertical compressive load acts:
Downwards and increases the load carrying capacity of the pile

Downwards and reduces the load carrying capacity of the pile

Upwards and increases the load carrying capacity of the pile

Downwards and maintains the same load carrying capacity of the pile
16. An ideal fluid is one which:
Obeys Newton’s law of viscosity

Flows through pipes with least friction

Is frictionless and incompressible

Satisfies continuity equation
17. For a fluid in motion,if pressure at a point is same in all directions,then the fluid is said to be:
A real fluid

A non Newtonian fluid

An ideal fluid

A Newtonian fluid
18. The point at which the resultant pressure on an immersed surface acts on it is known as:
Centre of gravity

Centre of depth

Centre of immersed surface

Centre of pressure
19. A flow in which the velocities of liquid particles at all sections of the pipe or channel are equal is called as:
Uniform flow

Laminar flow

Turbulent flow

Unsteady flow
20. Bernoulli’s theorem deals with the principal of conservation of:
Momentum

Energy

Mass

Force
21. Pitot tube is a device used in the Flowing fluid for measurement of:
Discharge

Pressure

Velocity

Kinetic energy
22. A hydrograph is a plot of:
Precipitation against time

Surface run off against time

Recorded run off against time

Stream flow against time
23. Unit hydrograph method for flood estimation is applied to:
Large basins

Hilly areas

Small and medium sized basin

All of the above
24. An aquifer that is confined at bottom and top is:
Partially confined aquifer

Confined aquifer

Unconfined aquifer

Semi-confined aquifer
25. Weirs constructed on permeable foundation are likely to fail due to
Piping or uplift

Cracking

Crushing

Sliding
26. Rabi crops pertain to:
Monsoon season

Summer season

Winter season

Autumn season
27. Duty of a canal water is expressed in:
Cumecs

Centimeters

Millimetre

Hapercumec
28. Elementary profile of a gravity dam is:
Trapezoid

Right angled triangle

Square

Pyramid
29. The measure of the amount,to which light is adsorbed or scattered by the suspended material in water,is called:
Colour

Turbidity

pH

Acidity
30. Blue baby disease is caused in infants due to drinking water,containing higher concentrations of:
Nitrates

Cadmium

Sulphides

Chlorides
31. The commonly used indicator for measuring iron concentration in water is:
Sodium thiosulphate

Silver nitrate

Eriochrome black T

1,10 phenanthraline
32. The suitable method for distribution system for a city with haphazard growth pattern is:
Ring system

Grid system

Tree system

Reticulated system
33. The settling of particles in a sedimentation tank depends upon:
Length of tank

Width of tank

Depth of tank

Length and width of tank
34. A floatation unit is usually provided to remove:
Suspended solids

Oil and grease

Grit

Stones
35. A commonly used coagulant is:
Sodium

Chlorine

Alum

Lime
36. From septic tank the effluents are discharged into:
Soak pit

Drainage

Oxidation pond

Public sewer
37. The maximum efficiency of BOD removal is achieved in:
Aerated lagoons

Trickling filters

Digestion tank

Oxidation ditch
38. Biochemical oxygen demand of wastewater represent:
Total concentration of biochemical matter

Total organic matter

Concentration of biodegradable organic matter

Concentration of chemically degradable organic matter
39. Bulking of sludge can be controlled by:
Denitrification

Aeration

Coagulation

Chlorination
40. An underground passage used by pedestrians,vehicular traffic etc is known as:
Sub-way

Service road

Fly over

Sidewalk
41. An ideal horizontal transition curve should be a:
Hyperbola

Circle

Spiral

Parabola
42. A road connecting one town with another town is known as:
Main road

Highway

Country road

Ring road
43. The maximum allowable super elevation is:
1 in 12

1 in 15

1 in 18

1 in 30
44. The best example of a rigid pavement is:
Concrete road

Bitumen road

Gravel road

Water bound macadam road
45. First operation during the detailed survey of a hill road is:
Hydrological and soil survey

Longitudinal survey and cross sectioning

Adjustment of alignment

Fixation of bench marks
46. The maximum design gradient for vertical profile of a road is:
Ruling gradient

Limiting gradient

Minimum gradient

Maximum gradient
47. Bearing plates are used to fix:
Double headed rails to wooden sleepers

Single headed rails to wooden sleepers

Flat footed rails to wooden sleepers

Flat footed rails to cast iron sleepers
48. Arrangement made to divert trains from one track to another is called:
Railway point

Turnout

Railway crossing

Railway junction
49. Distance between inner faces of the flanges is kept:
Equal to gauge distance

Slightly less than gauge distance

Double amount of gauge distance

Slightly more than gauge distance
50. The place where a railway line and a road cross each other at the same Level:
Cross over

Railway junction

Level crossing

Road junction
51. Gauge of a permanent way is:
Minimum distance between running face of rails

Width of formation

Distance between centres of rails

Distance between outer faces
52. The kind of survey work in which curvature of earth is ignored is called:
Aerial survey

Geological survey

Geodetic survey

Plane survey
53. As per Indian standard specification,the length of one link in 30 metre chain is:
20 cm

30 cm

40 cm

10 cm
54. Example for an obstacle that obstructs both chaining and ranging:
River

Hillock

Lake

Building
55. The instrument that is used for measurement of angles:
Geodimeter

Tellurometer

Sextant

Telescope
56. The magnetic bearing of a line is 62degree20’ and the magnetic declination at that place is 2degree50’ east,then the true bearing of that line will be:
Answer1

Answer2

Answer3

Answer4
57. In a plane table survey the plotting of inaccessible points can be done by:
Method of intersection

Method of interpolation

Method of radiation

Method of traversing
58. Mean sea level MSL is established after analyzing the tidal fluctuations over a period of:
10 years

16 years

19 years

50 years
59. A star is observed at its upper culmination when it is north of zenith.The latitude of the place of observation is 30 degreeN and declination of the star is 50 degreeN.The zenith distance of the star
10 degree

20 degree

40 degree

80 degree
60. The method of leveling in,which the heights of mountains are found by observing the temperature at which water boils is known as:
Hypsometry

Barometric leveling

Reciprocal leveling

Check leveling
61. The length of a line measured with a 20m chain was found to be 634.4 m.If the chain was 5 cm too long throughout the measurement,then the true length of the line is:
632.420 m

635.986 m

634.420 m

634.425 m
62. The vertical distance between any two consecutive contours is known as:
Contour line

Contour gradient

Horizontal equivalent

Contour interval
63. Spire test is used in permanent adjustment of a theodolite for:
Adjusting the line of sight

Adjusting the horizontal axis

Adjusting the vertical axis

Adjusting the plate levels
64. The highest value of coefficient of refraction occurs during:
Early morning

Evening

At noon

Afternoon
65. The curve having varying radii and introduced in between a straight and a circular curve is:
Vertical curve

Transition curve

Compound curve

Super elevation
66. Hooke’s law is valid:
Only above elastic limit

Only within elastic limit

Only within plastic limit

Till breaking of substance
67. The bending moment on a section is maximum where shear force is:
Zero

Minimum

Changing sign

Maximum
68. The bending moment diagram for a cantilever carrying uniformly distributed load will be:
A triangle

A parabola

A cubic parabola

A rectangle
70. A plane which is not subjected to shear stress is known as:
Compound plane

Simple plane

Non-shear plane

Principal plane
71. The unit of torque in SI units is
kg cm

Newton-metre(Nm)

Kg/cm2

None
72. In a cantilever beam tensile reinforcement is provided:
On top of beam

On bottom of beam

At middle of beam

On top and bottom of beam
73. Enter’s formula is not valid for mild steel column when slenderness ratio is:
More than 80

More than 120

Less than 80

More than 30
74. The thickness of cylindrical shell is designed on the basis of:
Longitudinal stress

Bending stress

Bending stress

Hoop stress
75. The stress at which a material fractures under large number of reversal of stresses is called:
Residual stress

Creep

Endurance limit

Ulitmate stress
76. In a closed coiled helical spring subjected to axial load,other quantities remaining the same,if the wire diameter is doubled,then the stiffness of the spring when compared to the original one,will be
Twice

4 times

8 times

16 times
77. A soil having uniformity coefficient less than 4 is called:
Uniform

Fine

Coarse

Well graded soil
78. The maximum size of clay particle is:
0.1mm

0.03mm

0.002mm

0.0002mm
79. The ratio between the total volume of voids and the total volume of solids is called:
Void ratio

Porosity

Void fraction

Solid fraction
80. The most accurate method of determining the water contents in a sample of soil is:
Sand hath method

Calcium carbide method

Oven drying method

Alcohol method
81. Who says that”every Judge is an activitst,either on the forward gear or on the reverse”?
Justice Hidayathulla

Justice Malimath

Justice Krishna Iyer

Justice Dipak Misra
82. When a non-member of parliament is inducted into the council of ministers he must become a member of parliament within?
Three months

Six months

Five months

Seven months
83. Who was the first Chief Minister of Thiru-Kochi?
A.J.John

C.Kesavan

T.K.Narayana Pillai

Panambilli Govinda Menon
84. Which of the following committee suggested the inclusion of a separate chapter on fundamental duties in the constitution of India?
M.R.Srivastava Committee

Swaran Singh Committee

M.K.Kaw Committee

Rajinder Sachar Committee
85. Rajinder Sachar Committee
Sree Narayana Guru

Dr.Palpu

Chattambi Swamikal

Ayyankali
86. Who said “Give me blood and I will give you freedom”?
Bagat Singh

Subash Chandra Bose

Lala Lajpat Rai

Dadabhai Naoroji
87. Who is the Chairman of the National Farmers Commission in India?
Goswamy

T.S.Batra

MS.Swaminathan

Ashok Mehta
88. We have borrowed the concept of “Directive principles of state policy”from the constitution of:
U.S.A

Canada

U.K

Ireland
89. Who is the President of France?
Laurent Fabius

Fancois Hollande

Jean Yves Le Drain

Anne Hidalgo
90. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on:
14th August 1918

6th March 1920

13th April 1919

10th September 1921
91. The festival ‘Mamankam’was celebrated once in twelve years at the bank of the river:
Periyar

Bharathapuzha

Pampa

Chaliyar
92. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar had described which of the fundamental right as “the heart and soul”of the constitution?
Right to equality

Right to freedom

Right to religion

Right to constitutional remedies
93. The financial relation between union govt,and states are discussed in the Indian constitution under article:
266-273

265-270

268-281

270-278
94. The name associated with “Misrabhojanam”in Kerala:
Sahodaran Ayyappan

T.K.Madhavan

R.Sankar

Mannath Padmanabhan
95. ”If God were to tolerate untouch ability I would not recognise him as God at all”.Who said it
Dr.Rajendraprasad

Lokmanya Tilak

Vinoba Bhave

Mahatma Gandhi
96. Who proposed ‘the preamble’before the Drafting Committee of the constitution of India?
B.R.Ambedkar

K.M.Munshi

Sir Krishnaswami Ayyangar

Jawaharlal Nehru
97. ”Privy Purse”was abolished by which one of the following constitution Amendment Acts?
25th

26th

42nd

44th
98. The Lokayukta and Upalokyukta Act was first passed in:
Maharastra

Kerala

Karnataka

Odisha
100. Who raised the slogan “Do or Die”?
Bhagath Singh

Mahatma Gandhi

Badruddin Tyabjii

Sardar Pattel