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OVERSEER/DRAFTSMAN GR.III,LSGD-2016

 

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1. Quick lime is a
Product left immediately after the calcinations of pure lime stone

Carbonate of lime

Oxide of lime

Lime quickly treated with water
2. A good quality cement should have higher percentage of:
Silica

Free lime

Di calcium silicate

Tri calcium silicate
3. In a flat arch,the skew back is made to rest in an inclined position so as to make an angle of --------with springing line
30 degree

60 degree

50 degree

40 degree
4. The lowest part of a structure which transmits the load to the soil is known as:
Super structure

Plinth

Foundation

Basement
5. The compressive strength of good Portland cement and standards and mortar after 3 days of curing should not be less than:
17.5 mN/m2

7mN/m2

21mN/m2

11.5mN/m
6. The percentage of residue left after seiving good portland cement in 90 micron sieve should not exceed
20%

55%

30%

10%
7. What is the number of traditional brick required for 10 m3 of brick work with standard thickness of cement mortar 1:3 to 1:5?
4750

4850

4950

5050
8. The moisture content of timber used in building frames can be:
2% to 5%

8% to 12%

12% to 18%

>20%
9. The length of a ranging rod is:
2 to 4 mtrs

2 to 3 mtrs

3 to 4 mtrs

2 to 2.5 mtrs
10. The durability of concrete is proportional to
Sand content

Water cement ratio

Aggregate water ratio

Cement aggregate ratio
11. For RCC construction,the maximum size of coarse aggregate is limited to:
15 mm

20 mm

25 mm

10 mm
12. According to Indian standard specifications,the temperature for curing is:
5 C

10 C

27 C

42 C
13. A fixed point with known elevation is known as:
Daturm point

Reference print

Bench mark

First sight
14. Frog made in the bricks is:
To reduce the weight of the brick

To form a key for holding the mortar

To indicate manufacturing details

To indicate the top of the brick
15. The chief ingredient of paint is:
Alcohol

Drier

Pigment

Oil
16. Linseed oil in paint is used as a:
Base

Thinner

Carrier

Pigment
17. The base material for distemper is:
Lime

Clay

Chalk

Lime putty
18. The fall of moisture from the atmosphere to the earth surface in any form is called:
Evaporation

Transpiration

Precipitation

None of these
19. The Indian Road Congress(I.R.C)was setup in:
1930

1934

1948

1956
20. The central part of a tree is called
Heart wood

Sapwood

Pitch

Cambium layer
21. Number of links in a 30 m metric chains
100

200

150

180
22. The workability of concrete can be increased by which of the following?
Increasing the quantity of course aggregate without altering the total aggregate quantity

Decreasing the quantity of course aggregate without altering the total aggregate quantity

Decreasing the quantity of fine aggregate without altering the total aggregate

None of the above
23. An isolated load bearing masonry member is known as:
Pillar

Buttrers

Ramp

Post
24. The angle of intersection of the two plane mirrors of an optical square is:
30

60

45

90
25. The very first reading taken is
Invert

Intermediate sight

Back sight

Fore sight
26. The type of pile which is driven at an inclination to resist inclined force is known as:
Friction pile

Batter pile

Sheet pile

Anchor pile
27. In chain surveying perpendicular to chain lines are set out by
Theodolite

A prismatic compass

A dumpy level

An optical square
28. Tachometery is best suited
In broken grounds

For popular areas

Where chaining is impossible

For extremely accurate survey
29. The contour lines can across one another on map only in the case of
Vertical cliff

Valley

Ridge

An overhanging cliff
30. The number of steps in a flight should not be less then
3 No

8 No

5 Nos

10 Nos
31. The inclined braces used in a truss to prevent the sagging of the principal rafters are called
King post

Tie beam

Queen post

Struts
32. 1 hectre=________Sqm
10000 sqm

100 sqm

1000 sqm

10 sqm
33. The lines of earth’s magnetic field run from
East to west

South to west

North to south

West to east
34. Smallest length that can be drawn on a map is:
1.2 cm

0.2 cm

0.6 cm

1 cm
35. The number of horizontal cross wires in a study a diaphragm is
2

4

1

3
36. In order to determine the natural features such as valleys,rivers,lakes etc.The preferred is
City surveying

Location surveying

Cadastral surveying

Topographical surveying
37. When 1 cm on a map represents 10 m on the ground,representative fraction on
1/1000

1/20

1/100

1/1
38. At the magnetic poles the amount dip is
0

45

60

90
39. The distance travelled by a train of length 80 mtr to cross a bridge of 120 m
120 mtr

80 mtr

160 mtr

200 mtr
40. Average length of a pace is:
50 cm

80 cm

110 cm

140 cm
41. Area is expressed in-units
Square units

Cubic units

Litres

Gallon
42. A foundation in the form of thick reinforced concrete slab covering.The entire area of bottom of the structure is known as
Rafft foundation

Combined foundation

Well foundation

Pile foundation
43. Volume of bucket is given by:
Answer1

Answer2

Answer3

Answer4
45. The thedolite is an instrument used for measuring very accurately
Horizontal and vertical angles

Vertical angles only

Linear measurements

Horizontal angles only
46. The deflection angle may have any value between
0 and 180

0 and 90

0 and 120

0 and 45
47. A line normal to the plump line at all points is known as:
Horizontal line

Vertical line

Line of collimation

Level line
48. The best wood for sleeper is:
Sal

Teak

Deodar

Chirr
49. An imaginary line lying through out the surface of the ground and preserving an constant inclination to the horizontal is known as
Counter line

Counter interval

Horizontal equivalent

Countour gradient
50. Plaster of parts is obtained from the clacinations of:
Bauxite

Limestone

Dolomite

Gypsum
51. A pattern of dots that appears on AutoCAD screen of computer but that does not called:
Snap

Ortho

Grid

Limits
52. A pipe used to carry discharge from sanitary fittings like bath rooms,Kitchens etc.
Soil pipe

Waste pipe

Vent pipe

Anti siphon age pipe
53. The part of circle bounded by an arc and its chord is known as
Semi circle

Chord

Segment

Sector
54. A couple close roof is used for span upto
3.5 m

5 m

9 m

14 m
55. The process of hardening the concrete mixes by keeping its surface moist for a certain period is called:
Floating

Curing

Screeding

None of these
56. Black marble is generally found in the district of
Jodhpur

Jaipur

Jabalpur

Jaisalmar
57. The lime commonly used under damp situation is
Fat lime

Hydraulic lime

Lean lime

Hydrated lime
58. The slope of the road pavement in the longitudinal direction is called:
Alignment

Gradient

Supper elevation

Length of summit
59. The surface are of A0 size drawing sheet is:
2 Sq.m

1 Sq.m

1.5 Sq.m

3 Sq.m
60. The most important tool used for brick masonry is:
Brick hammer

Trowel

Spirit level

Line and pic
61. The horizon glass in and optical square is:
Half silvered and half unsilvered

Wholly unsilvered

One fourth silvered and three fourth unsilvered

Wholly silvered
62. The defect caused during seasoning of timber is called:
Knot

Ring gall

Foxiness

Honey combing
63. An assembled product of veneers and adhesives is called:
Board

Plank

Plywood

Batten
64. In supper passage FSL of the canal is:
Lower than underside of the through carrying drainage water

Above the bed level of the drainage through

In level with the drainage through

None of the above
65. In steep and broken ground,the most suitable method of contouring is:
By cross-section board

By squares

By spot levelling

By tachometer
66. _______ method is used for plotting the distance and inaccessible objects
Intersection

Resection

Two point problem

Radiation
67. The stone used for roofing is:
Slate

Laterite

Quartzite

Gneiss
68. The under surface of a stair is:
Scotia

String

Flight

Soffit
69. One hector is equal to how many acres?
24.70

2.47

0.247

247
70. To protect natural slopping ground__________is construct
Breast wall

Retaining wall

Wing wall

Combined wall
71. Box of prismatic compass is made of:
Copper

Nickel

Brass

None of these
72. The specific gravity of stone should not in any case less than:
2.5

2

1.5

1
73. The rocks which are deposited in layers and can be easily split along such layers known as:
Aqueous rock

Sedimentary rock

Metamorphic rock

Basalt
74. The extend of land that gets irrigated from a water source is:
Duty

Delta

Ayacut

Furrouts
75. The preferable slope of a drawing board support is:
1:2

1:4

1:6

1:8
76. Laterite is chemically classified as:
Calcareous rock

Argilaceous rock

Siliceous rock

None of the above
77. The percentage of silica in good brick clay should vary from:
50 to 60%

40 to 50%

30 to 40%

20 to 30%
78. The dressing of stone is done:
Immediately after quarrying

After reasoning

After three months of quarrying

Just before building
79. What general name is given to the physical parts of computer?
Software

Firmware

Hardware

Device drivers
80. Which of the following is hardest rock?
Marble

Diamond

Tale

Quarts
81. Who founded the Organization ‘Vidhyaposhini Sabha’?
Vagbhatananda

Sahodaran Ayyappan

Chattampi Swamikal

Dr.Palpu
82. Who is the first Chief Secretary of Kerala?
Omana Kunjamma

Padma Ramachandran

Mery Punnan Lukose

Sreelekha
83. Malabar Temple Entry Authorisation Act was passed in the year:
1931

1936

1942

1947
84. The ruler of Travancore who banned 'Suchindram Kaimukku' is:
Rani Sethulakshmi Bhai

Sreemoolam Thirunal

Swathi Thirunal

Rani Gouri Parvathi Bhai
85. The Malayalam work’Manushyanu Oru Aamukham’was written by:
Benyamin

K.P.Ramanunni

Subhash Chandran

Puthussery Ramachandran
86. Article 16 of Indian Constitution deals:
Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment

Abolitiion of titles

Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion,race,sex etc

Equality before law
87. Which constitutional amendment lowered the voting age from 21 years to 18 years
61st Amendment

65th Amendment

63rd Amendment

73rd Amendment
88. Returning officer for the election to President of India is:
Lok Sabha Speaker

Secretary General of Rajyasabha

Attorney General

Vice President
89. The 7th Schedule of Indian Constitution deals with:
Distribution of power between Union and States

Allocation of seats in the council of states

Power and authority of Municipalities

Powers of the Governors of States
90. The Food safety and Standards Act was passed in:
2014

2008

2009

2006
91. Who is the union Cabinet minister?
Ravishankar Prasad

Harsh Vardhan

Radha Mohan Sing

Smriti Irani
92. Who is the present Director General of World Trade Organisation?
Christine Lagarde

Margeret Chan

Lee Jong-wook

Hiroshi Naka
93. The book 'A Brief history of Seven Killings'is written by:
Salman Rushdie

Kiran Desai

Chetan Bhagat

Marlon James
94. Capital of Norway:
Oslo

Warsaw

Helsinki

Stockholm
95. International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on:
July 23

July 19

June 21

June 19
96. How many Grama Panchayath are there in kerala?
992

952

962

941
97. The book 'Against Lord and State' was written by:
K.K.N.Kuruppu

K.M.Panikker

K.N.Panikker

Madhava Menon
98. The Organization Samatva Samaj was founded by:
Vaikunda Swami

Vagbhatanandan

Brahmananda Sivayogi

Pandit Karuppan
99. In which year social reformer Ayyankali was born:
1857

1858

1863

1867
100. Who conducted 'Yachana Yathra' for rising fund for the education of his community?
Ayyankali

Pandit Karuppan

A.K.Gopalan

V.T.Bhatathirippad