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Overseer Draftsman 2015

 

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1. One cubic feet is ----- gallons?
6.23 gallons

6.32 gallons

4.546 gallons

4.456 gallons
2. The value of one Horse Power in British system is ------ Foot Pound/Second
555

735

746

550
3. A section subject to axial pushes acting normally across the section ,the stress setup is known as.
Tensile stress

Shear stress

Compresssive stress

Direct stress
4. In optical square two mirrors are placed at an angle of ------ to each other
30 degree

90 degree

180 degree

45 degree
5. The tool used to screwing and unscrewing bigger diameter pipe is:
Chain wrench

Adjustable wrench

Spanner

Threading dies
6. The projecting stone provided to serve as a support,for joist is known as :
Cornice

Corbel

Coping

Throating
7. The pressure piles are ------- type of piles.
Timber piles

Steel piles

Sheet piles

Board piles
8. In plate load test the minimum recommended size of bearing plate is :
15 cm

30 cm

45 cm

60 cm
9. One square metre is -------- square yards.
1.968

1.986

1.869

1.896
10. The seven days compressive strength of ordinary cement is ------ N/mm2.
19-23 N/mm2

22-28 N/mm2

27-32 N/mm2

36-52 N/mm2
11. The join used for connecting a horizondal member into an inclined member is known as:
Oblique tenon joint

Housed joint

Dovitailed housed joint

Mitred and rebated joint
12. The quantity of water required in cement for completely hydrated is about of its weight .
1/2 to 1/3

1/3 to 1/7

1/5 to 1/4

1/4 to 1/8
13. A four sided figure having no parallel side is :
Rhombus

Trapezoid

Trapezium

Quadrilateral
14. The double ordinate passing through the focus of cone is :
Abscissa

Double ordinates

Focal Chord

Latus rectum
15. Which one is an isolated footing for a column:
Strip footing

Mat footing

Pad footing

Combined footing
16. A brick whose one end is cut splayed for full width is known as ?
Bevelled closer

Bevelled bat

King closer

Mitred closer
17. The explosed vertical surface left on the sides of an opening after the door frame has been fitted in position is:
Jambs

Reveals

Sill

Freeze
18. Two walls meet at 90 degree a ------ quoin is formed.
Square quoin

Squint quoin

Tea quoin

None of these
19. 0.005 of 10 is wat percent?
50%

5%

0.5%

None of these
21. which method is commonly adopted for the removed of permanent hardness?
Lime – soda posses

base exchange process

Demineralisation process

All the above
22. The granite is a ------ rock.
Sedimentary

Metamorphic

Igneous

None of these
24. The compressive strength of 1:1:2 concrete mix is:
15 N/mm2

20 N/mm2

25 N/mm2

None of these
25. The concrete provided to resist to attack by acids and other chemicals:
Pre stressed concrete

Polymer concrete

No - fines concrete

Vaccum concrete
26. The defect indicated by the curvature formed in the direction of length of timber is :
Warp

Split

Cup

Bow
28. The maximum safe bearing capacity of medium clay in tone/m2 is:
25 tone/m2

35 tone/m2

45 tone/m2

50 tone/m2
29. In raking the bottom of the raker is rest on:
Braces

Straining

Rakers

Sole plate
30. The Removal of props of slab spanning upto 4.5 m is -------
3 days

7 days

14 days

21 days
31. The defect in painting due to poor adhesion:
Blistering

Bloom

Fading

Flaking
32. The additional horizontal rails fixed between the top and bottom rails of a shetter is known as :
Cross rail

Bottom Rail

Top Rail

Lock rail
33. Name of the window where shatter open like doors are called:
Fixed Window

Casement Window

Pivoted Window

None of these
34. The type of flooring perfectly noiseless and is used in theater is named as:
Glass floor

Asphalt floor

Cork floor

Linoleum floor
35. The minimum depth of concrete at the crown of a jack arch floor should be :
100 mm

150 mm

180 mm

200 mm
36. A sloping surface and it is adopted as a suitable for stair for easy connection between the floors:
Ladder

Ramps

Elevators

Lift
37. The inclined member in wooden stair acting as wooden beams to support the step is :
Soffit

Waist

String

Stringers
38. The accepted speed of the moving stair is -------- mm/second
450 mm

300 mm

200 mm

150 mm
39. A non residential enclosure constructed of non load bearing partition is known as :
Balcony

Canopy

Cabin

Barsati
40. In industrial area the covered area shall not be exceed -------- of the site area
40 %

60 %

70 %

None of these
41. Which one is not a CAD package?
Powerpoint

STADD

REVET

IDEAS
42. The area of horizontal circulation of a residential building should be in between :
10% to 15%

20% to 40%

30% to 40%

20% to 25%
43. In D-type plot the permissible covered area is -------- of the site area
60 %

50 %

40 %

30 %
44. The layout plan are drawn to a scale not less than :
1 : 2000

1 : 1500

1 : 1000

1: 500
45. In auto Cad the short key of GRID command is :
F9

F8

F7

F10
46. What percentage of cement is mixed with asbestos fibers in the manufacture of AC sheet?
5 %

15 %

30 %

45 %
47. Which one of the following group B type building?
Industrial

Business

Educational

Assembly
48. 1 kg = ------ lbs?
2.502 lbs

2.205 lbs

2.052 lbs

2.520 lbs
49. The command used in Auto Cad , for shorten object using other object:
Trim

Erase

Delete

None of these
50. The number of dwelling unit in a row of building shall not exceed:
40

30

20

10
51. The horizontal angel between a line and the true meridian is called:
Azimuth

Magnetic declination

Horizontal Declination

Dip of needle
52. Which method is suitable in plain table surveying for a small area can be commanded from a single station :
Intersection methods

Traversing method

Radiation method

All of them
53. The total length of stair in a horizondal plain,including landing is known as :
Flight

Going

Scotia

Run
54. 54.The short keys for removes italic format for selected text is:
Ctrl+B

Ctrl+I

Ctrl+U

Ctrl+A
55. In painting P.V.C.N. means:
Pigment Value Concentration Number

Pigment Volume Content Number

Pigment Value Constant Number

Pigment Volume Concentration Number
56. 56.In C.G.S systemthe unit of mass is expressed in :
lbs

gm

Kg

N
57. The process adopted to make the steel to soft is known as:
Annealing

Normalizing

Hardening

Tempering
60. The maximum span of a lean to roof is ---- mts
2.4 m

2.6 m

2.10 m

None of these
61. The unit of measurement of cornice is worked out in MKS system is :
Sq. metre

Metre

Cubic metre

Sq.feet
63. The value At the end of the utility period without dismantled is known as:
Book value

Market value

Scrap value

Salvage value
64. A curve generated by a fixed point on the circumference of a circle which rolls without slippingalong a fixedstraight line is called :
Hyperbola

Cycloid

In volute

Hypocycloid
65. The plane surface which are mutually perpendicular and used for projecting the views of an object is known as:
Principle planes

Horizontal planes

Vertical planes

None of these
66. Which meridian changes its position with time? All the above
True Meridian

Arbitrary

Magnetic

All the above
67. The external curve of an arch is known as
Intrados

Back of the arch

Skew back

None of these
69. Le-Chatelier method of test is done for finding out --------- property of cement?
Soundness

Fineness

Setting time

Compressive strength
70. In a singly reinforced beam selection depth of actual N.A is more than the critical N.A the section is known as:
Balanced section

Under reinforced section

Over reinforced section

Critical section
71. The narrow strip of drawing board are joint together by ----------- joints.
Butt and Laps joints

Lapped and splayed joints

Tongue and groov joints

Butt and Dovetail joints
72. Which wood is used to made wooden T-square?
Teak

Oak

Pine

Linoleum
73. 73.The designation of standard recommended scale of 1 : 10 and 1 : 20 is :
M2

M4

M5

M3
74. The trimmed size of A2 drawing sheet in mm is :
297 * 420

420 * 594

594 * 841

210 * 297
75. Which type of line is used to draw centre lines :
Chain Thin

Chain Thick

Dashed Thin

Dashed Thick
76. Which tool is used to splittingstone in stone masonry?
Mallet

Pick

Face Hammer

Gads
77. A good brick earth the percentage of silt contents is : by weight
20 to 50 %

20 to 35 %

10 to 35 %

10 to 45 %
78. The down stream face of dam may be eroded by heavy rain is known as :
Over Topping

Toe Erosion

Gullying

None of these
79. The temperature variation in chain surveying is a :
Cumulative error

Compensating error

Permanent Error

All the above
80. The pipe which is used to discharge foul gases in drains or sewer into the atmosphere is known as :
Soil pipe

Vent pipe

Ventilating pipe

None of these
81. ‘0m sahodaryam Sarvatra’(the Brotherhood of All) the motto of:
Advaita Ashram,Aluva

Missionaries of charity ,Kolkatta

Sri Aurobindo Ashram , Pondicherry

Ramakrishna Math,Belur
82. The birth place of poikayil Yohannan is:
Eraviperoor, pathanamthitta

Kainakary ,Kuttanad

Cherai ,cochin

Cherukolpuzha ,Pathanamthitta
83. Mar Kuriakose Elias Chavara was beatified (blessed and facer ) at kottayam on 8 February 1986 by:
Pope Benedict

Pope John Paul II

Baselios Mar Thomas Paulos II

H.H. Mar ThomasDidymos I
84. The first president of Nair Service society :
Mannathu Padmanabhan

K. Kelappan

K.P. Karunakara Menon

Kakkanattu Narayana Panikkar
85. Who called Ayyankali ’pulayaraja’?
Mahathma Gandhi

Indira Gandhi

Sri Chithirathirunal

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
86. In which of the Padmarajan novel, the character of ' Clara ' appears?
Itha Ivide Vare

Peruvzhiyambalam

Rethinirvedam

Udakkapola
87. Kerala Soil Museum is at
Sreekaryam

Parottukonam

Pujappura

Kazhakuttam
88. Alexis Tsipras, The newly elected Prime Minister of Greece belongs to which polical party?
PASOK

POTAMI

SYRIZA

XPIKA
89. Who was the chief guest of India's 66th Republic Day?
Shinzo Abe

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Barack Obama

Devid Cameron
90. International Yoga Day :
January 25

June 26

June 21

June 14
91. Who is regarded as tha ' Grand Old Man 'of 1857 Revolt:
Dadabhai Navoroji

Nana Saheb

Kunwar Singh

Bahadurshah Safar
92. Aurobindo Ghosh arrested and trailedin which case :
Lahore Conspiracy Case

Kakori Train Robbery Case

Alipore Conspiracy Case

Chittagong Armory Raid
93. Which South Indian River is known as " Dakshina Bhageeradhi " ?
Kavery

Bharathapuzha

Periyar

Pamba
94. Who was the President of Indian National Congress when Indira Gandhi was expelled from Congress(1969)?
C. Sankaran

Jagjivan Ram

K. Kamaraj

S.Nijalingappa
95. The Proverty Alleviation scheme,Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) was launched on :
25th December 2000

1st April, 2000

25th August ,2005

12th October 2005
96. The statement ' India that is 'Bharat' , shall be a union of states ' expressed in :
Article 1 , Indian Constitution

Article 17 , Indian Constitution

Article 5 , Indian Constitution

Preamable , Indian Constitution
97. National Council of Educational Research and Training(NCERT) was established in :
1986

1961

1953

1964
98. Name the Viceroy of British India, who prepared the Mont-Ford Reforms(Goverment of India Act,1919):
Edwin Samuel Montagu

Viscount Chelmsford

Stafford Cripps

Lord Minto II
99. Narora Atomic Power Station is located in :
Gujarat

Maharastra

Telugana

Uttar Pradesh
100. Who was the first ' Malayalee ' chairman of Rajya Sabha ?
P. J. Kurian

John Mathai

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

K.R. Narayanan