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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