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0. If the fore bearing of a line is observed to be 12024’,then the back bearing of line is
77degree36'
97degree36'
167degree36'
192degree24'
1. The preamble of Indian Constitution prepared by
Dr.Rajendra Prasad
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
Jawaharlal Nehru
Vallabhai Patel
2. Who is regarded as’Jhansi Rani’of Travancore?
Ani Maskrine
Akkamma Cheriyan
A.V.Kuttimalu Amma
Anna Chandi
3. Human Rights Commission came to exist in India
1983 September 5
1993 September 28
1993 October 28
1983 September 25
4. Who is said “No caste,No religion and No God to man”?
Sree Narayana Guru
Sahodaran Ayyappan
Dr.Palpu
Ayyankali
5. Among the following which is regarded as the ‘Protector of Indian Constitution’
Parliament
Attorney General
Supreme Court
President
6. Among the following who sang the song of ‘Vande Mataram’in the midnight meeting of Indian Independence?
Latha Mangeshkar
Sarojini Naidu
Annie Besant
Sucheta Kripalani
7. The first woman justice of Kerala High Court
K.K.Usha
Sujatha Manohar
Anna Chandi
Omana Kunjamma
8. The novel written by Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai
Ente Nadukadathal
Sara Samgraham
Narakathil Ninnu
Brandhalayam
9. The novel ‘Nurayum Pathayum’written by
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
N.P.Muhammed
Vaikom Muhammed Basheer
Cherukad
10. Who abolished slave trade in Travancore?
Aviliam Thirunal
Rani Parvathi Bai
Rani Lakshmi Bai
Marthanda Varma
11. The first national park in Kerala
Silent valley
Mathiketttan Chola
Iravikulam
Pampadum Chola
12. Who is called ‘Kerala Tagore’?
P.Kunjiraman Nair
Vyloppilli
Ulloor
Vallathol
13. ’Adwaitha Chintha Padhadi’is the literary work of
Sree Narayana Guru
Brahmanada Sivayogi
Chattambi Swamikal
Pandit K.P.Karuppan
14. The aim of Rajiv Awaz Yojana
Rural housing
Urban housing
Housing for SC and ST
Slum free India
15. The eradication of unemployment programme of Kudumbashree known as
Kerala Vilasam
Kerala Sree
Janashree
Ashwasa Kiran
16. The publisher of the news paper ‘Al Ameen’
Kandathil Varghese Mappila
Moulana Muhammed
Vakkam Abdul Khader Moulavi
Muhammed Abdul Rahman
17. The leader of Guruvayoor Sathyagraha
Mannath Padmanabhan
K.Kelappan
T.K.Madhavan
A.K.Gopalan
18. The year of Vaikkom Sathyagraha
1926
1932
1924
1923
19. Herman Gundert is associated with which Christian Missionaries in Kerala?
L.M.S
C.M.S
B.M.S
B.E.M
20. How many satellites were launched by PSLV C 34 on its mission?
17
21
22
20
21. Sand stone is a i.Sedimentary rock ii.Aqueous rock iii.Siliceous rock The answer is
only(i)
both(i)and (iii)
both(i)and(ii)
all(i),(ii)and (iii)
22. If a number of forces are acting simultaneously on a particle,then the resultant of these forces will have the same effect as that of the applied forces.This principle is called
Principle of physical independence of vectors
Principle of transmissibility of forces
Principle of reduction of forces
None of these
23. The maximum settlement of raft foundation on clayey soil should be limited to
25 mm
25 to 40 mm
40 to 65 mm
65 to 100 mm
24. The least count of prismatic compass is
10'
30'
15'
20'
25. If the magnetic bearing of the sun at a place at noon in Southern hemisphere is 167 degree,the magnetic declination at that place is
77degreeN
23degreeS
13degreeE
13degreeW
26. Ratio of inertia force to viscous force is called
Reynold's Number
Froude's Number
Weber Number
Euler's Number
27. The ordinates of curve 3,4,6,7,10,12 and 15 cm respectively at a common distance of 3 cms.The area using Trapezoidal rule will be equal to
'134 cm^(2)'
'144cm^(2)'
'154 cm^(2)'
'164 cm^(2)'
28. The unit of measurement of plastering is in
Metres
Cum
Sqm
Ton
29. The major ingredient of cement is
Silica
Alumina
Iron oxide
Lime
30. Priming is not required in
Reciprocating Pumps
Centrifugal Pumps
Dynamic Pressure Pumps
Hand Pumps
31. A portion of embankment having a uniform up gradient of 1 in 500 is circular with a radius of 1000 m of the centre line.It subtends 180degree at the centre.If the height of the embankment is 1 m at th
'26,000 m^(3)'
'26,500 m^(3)'
'27,000 m^(3)'
'27,500 m^(3)'
32. The optimum depth for Kov watering of rice is
135 mm
165 mm
190 mm
215 mm
33. The expected out turn of 2.5 cm Cement concrete flooring per mason per day is
2.5 sq.m
5 sq.m
7.5 sq.m
215 mm
34. A circle will appear as ------on an isometric drawing
Ellipse
Circle
Cycloid
Parabola
35. Lami's theorem is applicable only for
Coplanar forces
Non-concurrent forces
Coplanar and concurrent forces
None of these
36. Slate is formed by the metamorphic action on
Shale
Lime stone
Sand stone
Granite
37. The number of bricks per cubic meter of brick masonry is
400
450
500
550
38. The type of roof which slopes in two directions with a break in the slope on each side is called
Gable roof
Hip roof
Gambrel roof
Mansard roof
39. Sum of tread and rise must lie between
300 to 350 mm
400 to 450 mm
500 to 550 mm
600 to 650 mm
40. In the construction of arches,sand box method is used for
Centering
Actual laying of arch work
Striking of centering
None of these
41. The slenderness ratio of masonry walls should not be more than
10
20
30
40
42. Pick up the portion not included in plinth area
Wall
Room
Verandah
Courtyard
43. Hydrographic survey deals with the mapping of
Large water bodies
Rainfall data
Wave movement
None of these
44. EDMI stands for
Electronic Distance Measuring Instrument
Electrical Distance Measuring Instrument
Electronic Displacement Measuring Instrument
Electrical Diplacement Measuring Instrument
45. GPS is a précised system to provide accurate timing and location launched by
India
USA
Russia
China
46. The moment of inertia of a triangular section with base 'b' and height 'h'about an axis through the centre of gravity and parallel to the base is given as
'(bh^(3))/(12)'
'(bh^(3))/(24)'
'(bh^(3))/(36)'
'(bh^(3))/(48)'
47. If the resultant of two forces has the same magnitude as either of the forces,then the angle between the forces is
30degree
60degree
45degree
120degree
48. One Newton is equivalent to
1 kg.wt
9.81 kg.wt
981 dynes
1/9.81 kg.wt
49. Crushing strength of a good building stones should be more than
50 MPa
100 MPa
150 MPa
200 MPa
50. The percentage of Alumina in good brick earth lies between
20 to 30%
40 to 50%
50 to 60%
70 to 80%
51. Le Chatelier's test is used to determine the
Soundness of cement
Setting time of cement
Tensile strength of cement
Compressive strength of cement
52. Basic purpose of retarder in concrete is
To increase the initial setting time of cement paste in concrete
To decrease the initial setting time of cement paste in concrete
To render the concrete water tight
To improve the workability of concrete mix
53. Theodolite is an instrument used for
Tightening the capstan headed screw of level tube
Measurement of horizontal angles only
Measurement of vertical angles only
Measurement of both horizontal and vertical angles
54. The process of turning the telescope about the vertical axis in horizontal plane is called
Transiting
Reversing
Plunging
Swinging
55. Scale on which three dimensions can be measured called
Plain scale
Diagonal scale
Shrunk scale
Comparative scale
56. As per Indian standard,length of one link in 30 m chain should be
40 cm
30 cm
10 cm
20 cm
57. Most suitable soil for highway embankment is
Granular soil
Organic soil
Silts
Clays
58. Which of the following lines is a part of dimension?
Phantom lines
Extension lines
Break lines
Cutting plane lines
59. If the sum of all forces acting on a body is zero,then the body may be in equilibrium provided the forces are
Concurrent
Parallel
Like parallel
Unlike parallel
60. In SI unit,unit of force and energy are respectively
Newton and Watt
Dyne and Erg
Newton and Joules
Kg wt and Joule
61. Plywood is made by bonding together thin layers of wood in such a way that the angle between the grains of any layer to grains of adjacent layer is
0 degree
30 degree
45 degree
90 degree
62. For testing compressive and tensile strength of cement,the cement mortar made by mixing cement and standard sand in the proportion of
1:2
1:3
1:4
1:6
63. The nominal size of modular brick with mortar joints is
19 cmx19 cmx8 cm
19 cmx19 cmx9 cm
20 cmx10 cmx10 cm
20 cmx20 cmx10 cm
64. Force polygon representing a set of forces in equilibrium is a
Triangle
Closed polygon
Open polygon
Parallelogram
65. Angles between two forces to make their resultant minimum and maximum are respectively
0 degree and 90 degree
180 degree and 90 degree
90 degree and 180 degree
180 degree and 0 degree
66. Rate of change of angular momentum is equal to
Force
Torque
Angular velocity
Impulse
67. For a given velocity of a projectile,the range is maximum when the angle of projection is
30 degree
45 degree
60 degree
90 degree
68. Higher pitch of roof i)Results in stronger roof ii)Requires more covering material iii)results in weaker roof iv)require less covering material The correct answer is
.i and iii
i and iv
ii and iii
ii and iv
69. For masonry work with solid bricks consistency of mortar should be
5 to 8 cm
9 to 13 cm
14 to 18 cm
19 to 23 cm
70. The type of bond provided in brick masonry for carrying heavy loads is
Single Flemish bond
Double Flemish bond
English bond
Zig-zag bond
71. The triangular space formed between extra dos and horizontal line drawn through the crown of arch is called
Haunch
Spandrel
Voussoirs
Skewbacks
72. The principle of working of an optical square is based on
Refraction
Reflection
Double refraction
Double reflection
73. In an internal focusing type of telescope,the lens provided is
Concave
Convex
Plano-convex
Plano-concave
74. The rise and fall method provides complete check on
Back sight
Foresight
Intermediate sight
All of these
75. Which of these is an angle measuring instrument?
Geodimeter
Tellurometer
Sextant
Telescope
76. Which type of line is particular to section drawing?
Break lines
Cutting plane lines
Phantom lines
Extension lines
77. Manometer is used to measure
Velocity of liquid
Atmospheric pressure
Difference in pressure between two points in a pipe
Pressure in pipe and channels
78. 1 atmospheric pressure is equivalent to
1.315 kg f/Ecm^2
100 N
14.7 pascals
760 mm of Hg
79. Half turn stair change their direction through
90 degree
180 degree
270 degree
45 degree
80. Which of the following methods of applying water may be used in rolling land?
Boarder flooding
Check flooding
Furrow flooding
Free flooding
81. Following staff readings were taken with a level,the instrument having been moved after third and sixth reading 2,200,1,620,0.980,2.250,2.840,1.280,0.600,1.960,1.450 If R.L.of first point is 100.000 m
101.350
101.340
101.430
100.340
82. The types of surveying which requires least office work is
Tacheometry
Trigonometrical leveling
Plane table surveying
Theodolite surveying
83. Intersection method of detailed plotting is most suitable for
Forest
Urban area
Hilly area
Plains
84. Stream lines and path lines always coincide in the case of
Steady flow
Laminar flow
Uniform flow
Turbulent flow
85. If in a closed traverse,sum of north latitudes is more than the sum of the South latitudes and also that the sum of west departures is more than the sum of east departures,the bearing of the closing l
NE quadrant
SE quadrant
NW quadrant
SW quadrant
86. Continuity equation is based on law of conservation of
Momentum
Energy
Velocity
Mass
87. Which of the following is used the measure discharge?
Current meter
Venturi meter
Pitot tube
Anemometer
88. The point in the immersed body through which the resultant pressure of liquid is taken to act is called
Centre of gravity
Centre of buoyancy
Centre of pressure
Metacentre
89. Sensitivity of bubble tube can be increased by
Decreasing the length of bubble
Increasing the diameter of bubble tube
Increasing the viscosity of liquid
Decreasing the radius of curvature of tube
90. Contour interval is
Inversely proportional to the scale of map
Directly proportional to the flatness of ground
Larger for accurate works
Smaller for accurate works
91. Error due to bad ranging is
Cumulative,positive
Cumulative,negative
Compensating
Both 1 and 2
92. First observation taken on turning point is
Back sight
Foresight
Intermediate sight
None of these
93. Pressure at the summit of a syphon is
Equal to atmospheric pressure
Less than atmospheric pressure
Greater than atmospheric pressure
None of these
95. The major loss of energy in long pipes is due to
Sudden enlargement
Sudden contraction
Gradual contraction or enlargement
Friction
96. At magnetic poles,the dip of magnetic needle is
0 degree
45 degree
90 degree
270 degree
97. For a sphere of radius 15 cm moving with a uniform velocity of 2m/sec through a liquid of specific gravity 0.9 and dynamic viscosity 0.8 poise,the Reynold’s number will be
300
500
675
603.5
98. The instrument used in plane tabling for obtaining horizontal and vertical distance directly without resorting is called
Alidade
Plane alidade
Telescopic alidade
Clinometer
99. Water surface of a still pond represents
Level surface
Horizontal surface
Spheroidal surface
Curved surface
100. A bearing noted 45degreeNE represents
Quadrantal system
Whole circle system
Reduced bearing system
None of these