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II Grade Overseer/Draftsman-Civil

 

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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