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FIRST GRADE DRAFTSMAN/OVERSEER - 2016

 

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0. The famous Soochipara ecotourism centre is situated in which district?
Palakkad

Idukki

Wayanad

Pathanamthitta
1. The sum of tread and rise should be lie between
40 to 45 cm

55 to 60 cm

50 to 55 cm

35 to 40 cm
2. When a chain is used at a temperature more than the temperature,it was calibrated the error in measured length will be
Observational

Negative

Cumulative

Compensating
3. Any arbitrarily assumed level line from which vertical distances are measured is known as:
Level line

Horizontal line

Vertical line

Datume line
4. Which of the following instrument is used for measurement of angles?
Tellurometer

Geodimeter

Sextant

Telescope
5. Four wires are made of the same material which of these will have the largest extension when the same tension is applied?
Length 50 cm and diameter 0.5 mm

100 cm and diameter 05 mm

Length 200 cm and diameter 2 mm

Length 300 cm and diameter 3 mm
6. The mercury does not wet the glass.This is due to the property of the liquid known as
Cohesion

Adhesion

Viscosity

Surface tension
7. The pressure at a point 4 m below the free surface of water is
19.24 kPa

29.24 kPa

39.24 kPa

49.24 kPa
8. A weir,generally used as spillway of a dam is:
Narrow crested weir

Broad crested weir

Ogee crested weir

Submerged weir
9. The magnetic bearing of a line is 55degree30’ and the magnetic declination is 4degree30’ west.The true bearing of a line will be
30degree

34degree30’

49degree

51degree
10. Irrigation canals are generally aligned along
Contour line

Watershed

Straight line

Valley line
11. Concurrent forces are those forces whose line of action
Meet at one point

Lie on the same line

Meet on the same plane

None of these
12. The angle between two forces when the resultant maximum and minimum respectively are
0degree and 180degree

180degree and 360degree

90degree and 180degree

90degree and 360degree
13. When the spring of a watch is wound,it will posses
Strain

Kinetic energy

Heat energy

Electricall energy
15. Which of the following is not an integral part of computer?
CPU

Mouse

Monitor

UPS
16. Pitot tube is a device used in the flowing fluid for measuring
Discharge

Velocity

Pressure

Kinetic energy
17. A man sitting in a boat which is flowing in a pond.If the man drinks some water from the pond,the level of water in the pond will
Sink little

Rise little

Remain stationary

None of these
18. Type of bond in brick masonry in which each course consists of alternate headers and stretcher is called:
English bond

Flemish bond

Stretcher bond

Header bond
19. The extension of wall above the roof level is called
Retaining wall

Dummy wall

Breast wall

Parapet wall
20. In a single day the maximum height of masonry to be raised should not be more than
0.5 m

1 m

1.5 m

2 m
21. The average domestic demand of water supply for an Indian city is:
135 Ipcd

275 Ipcd

400 Ipcd

750 Ipcd
22. If a shaft is subjected to pure twisting moment,an element,on the surface is subjected to
Bending stress

Pure shear stress

Normal compressive stress

Normal tensile stress
23. Longitudianl cracks observed in timber beams are due to
Timber not being strong in compression

High bending stress

Concentrated loads over beams

Shear failure between layers
24. In which the following cases will the shear forces as well as bending moment at the free end of a Cantilever beam be equal to zero?
When it carries a concentrated load at mid span

When it carries a concentrated load at the end

When it carries a UD load over the entire span

None of the above
25. The ratio of volume of voids to the total volume of given soil is
Porosity

Void ratio

Air content

Air ratio
26. The total motion possessed by a body,is called
Impulsive force

Mass

Weight

Momentum
27. The timber whose thickness is less than 5 cm and the width exceeds 12 cm,is called a
Board

Plank

Batten

Log
28. A fine aggregate is one whose particle are of size
4.75 mm

Below 4.75 mm

6.75 mm

Above 6.75 mm
29. Seasoning of timber is done
To make it water proofing

To paint it surfaces

To heat it

To remove water
30. Final setting time of cement should not more than
5 hours

10 hours

30 minutes

1 hour
31. In a cement concrete road expansion joints are provided at intervels of
4m

10m

20m

50m
32. Standard rail gauge is
1000 mm

1435 mm

1524 mm

1676 mm
33. The only type of sleeper to be provided over rail bridge
Steel sleeper

Cast iron sleeper

Wooden sleeper

Concrete sleeper
34. Coning of wheels is provided
To save material of wheels

To suit super elevations

To give dynamic stability

To prevent lateral slip
35. The best primer used for structural steel work is_____________
Red lead

Zinc oxide

White lead

Iron oxide
36. The horizontal member of a frame employed to sub-divided a window opening horizontally is called
Sill

Million

Transom

Horn
37. The term pitch in connection with pitched roofs is defined as thee
Apex line of the slopping roof

Inclination of the sides to the horizontal plane of the roof

Horizontal distance between the internal faces of the walls

Valley line of the pitched roof
38. A solid construction put across the river to raise its water level and divert the water into the canal known as
Weir

Marginal bund

Barriage

Dam
39. In leveling height of instrument is
Reduced level of bench mark+ back sight

Reduced level of bench mark+fore sight

Reduced level of bench mark+Intermediate sight

Back sight+fore sight
40. During leveling if back sight is more than fore sight then
Forward staff point is lowerthan backward staff point

Backward staff point is lower than forward staff point

Difference in level cannot be measured

None of the above
41. Beam constructed monolithicallt with slab is
I-section

T-beam

Cantilever beam

Continuous beam
42. When a door is designated as 10 DT 20,it can be concluded that
It is a single shutter door

It is a double shutter door

It is a metallic door

It is a rolling shutter
43. In a slopping roof,the inclined wooden members laid from the ridge to the eave are known as:
Hip rafters

Jack rafters

Common rafters

Valley rafters
44. In residential buildings the minimum area for bathroom is
1.8 m2

2.5 m2

3.4 m2

4.4 m2
45. The latitude and departure of a traverse line are both positive when the whole circle bearing of the line lies in the
First quadrant

Second quadrant

Third quadrant

Fourth quadrant
46. The water content of a saturated soil is 50%,if the specific gravity of the solids is 2.4,what is its void ratio?
1.8

1.2d

2.4

0.8
47. Which of the following soils has largest permeability?
Clay

Silt

Gravel

Sand
48. The main clear working space for a pit as recommended by IS code is
1 x 1 m

1.4 x 1.4 m

1.2 x 1.2 m

2 x 2 m
49. Undreamed piles are generally
Bored piles

Driven piles

Precast piles

All the above
50. A raft foundation is preferred for
Load bearing walls of multistoried building

Columns of a building which are closely spaced

Columns of industrial buildings

None
51. Rolling of road should be
From centre to edge

From one edge to another

From edge to centre with an overlap of minimum 30 cm

From edge to centre
52. The height of the cone in slump test is:
20 cm

30 cm

45 cm

60 cm
53. The bricks arranged projecting in alternate courses for the purpose of bonding future work is called
Lacing

Throating

Stooling

Toothing
54. The estimating ,for plastering usually no deduction is made for
Ends of bean

Small opening

Ends of refters

All the above
55. In a detailed estimate the provision for contingencies is,usually
1%

3 to 5%

10%

12 to 15%
56. Size of A4 (trimmed size in mm)drawing sheet is
210 x297

148 x210

597 x 814

841 x1189
57. If bearing of AB=N 10 degree W,bearing of BC=S 80 degree W then angle ABC is
250 degree

110 degree

90 degree

70 degree
58. The most commonly used the odolite operations are
Right face and right swing

Left face and right swing

Right face and left swing

Left face and left swing
59. Bar chart is drawn for
Time versus activity

Progress versus time

Activity versus resources

Resources versus progress
60. CPM is
Activity oriented

Event oriented

Time oriented

Resource oriented
61. A couple produces
Translator motion

Rotational motion

Combined translator and rotational motion

None of the above
62. A beam encastered at both ends is called
Simply supported beam

Fixed beam

Continuous beam

Cantilever beam
63. The slenderness ratio is the ratio of
Area of the column to least railius of gyration

Length of column to least radius of gyration

Least radius of gynation to area of column

Least radius of gyration to length of column
64. A reinforced-cement concrete beam is considered to be made of
Homogenous material

Heterogenous material

Composite material

Isotropic material
65. Factor of safety is defined as the ratio of
timate stress to working stress

Working stress to ultimate stress

Breaking stress to ultimate stress

Ultimate stress to breaking stress
66. Bifurcated stair is commonly used
At the entrance of public building

In small residential building

Emergency stair at the back of the building

None of these
67. The maximum diameter of the reinforcement bars in RCC slab is
Span/100

Thickness of slab’8

16 mm

20 mm
68. An aquifer is a geological formation which
Does not contain water

Contain water and also transmits water

Contain water but does not transmit

An out crop oozing out water
69. The type of recording rain gauge used in India is:
Weighing type

Tipping bucket type

Float type

None of the above
70. Reaver dam is a type of
Timber dam

Earth dam

Buttress dam

Steel dam
71. In preparing cement concrete by volume the size of the wooden box used to measure aggregate is
35 * 25 *40 cm

35 *30 *40 cm

40*25 *30 cm

30*30*30 cm
72. The standard width of asbestos cement corrugated sheet is
1.25 m

1.05 m

1.0 m

0.9m
73. A work costing less than Rs.20,000 is termed as
Minor work

Casual work

Petty work

Major work
74. The most economical section for a column is
Square section

Circular section

Rectangular section

Tubular section
75. In multi storied government buildings,the floor height is usually restricted to
4.2 m

3.4 m

2.4 m

3.0 m
76. An earthen embankement built on each side of a river for some distance as a flood control measure is called
Retaining wall

Weir

Groyne

Dyke
77. In most efficient trapezoidal section which of the following time is:
The top width is twice the length of slopping side

The hydraulic radius is half the depth of flow

The shape is half of regualar hexagon

All the above
78. A septic tank is water light tank where the following operation(s)takes place
Sedimentation

Sedimetation+Digestion

Digestion

Decomposition of organic matter by bacteria
79. A major disadvantage of intermittent system of supply of water is
Bigger pipe and pumps are used

More number of valves required

Consumers should store water

Infiltration of impurities may occur through leaky joints
80. To disinfect swimming pool water,we use
Iodine

Fluorine

Bromine

Chlorine
81. The Ezhava Memorial was submitted to
Chithira Tirunal

Sri Mulam Tirunal

Swathi Tirunal

Avittom Tirunal
82. Name the book written by Brahmananda Siva Yogi
Lalithopaharam

Vivekachodamani

Ananda Sutram

Chinta Tarangam
83. The first editor of ‘Swadeshbhimani’C.P.Govinda Pillai had earlier worked as the editor of:
Pachimodayam

Rajya Samacharam

Deepika

Kerala Panchika
84. Sadhu Jana Paripalana Yogam was founded in
1905

1907

1893

1885
85. In which year Sri Narayana Guru founded an Advaitha Ashram at Aluva?
1888

1913

1903

1896
86. The spacecraft launched by NASA in 2006 to study the dwarf planet Pluto
Orion

New Horizons

Curiosity

Endeavour
87. Present Israeli Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert

Ariel Sharon

Ehud Barak

Benjamin Nethanyahu
88. Maggi is a product of
Hinaustan Unilever

Glaxo Smithkline

Cadbury

Nestle
89. Scientist have recently nick named the brightest galaxy after a famous footballer.Who is he?
Ronaldo

Pele

Messi

Maradona
90. ’Ithihaasathinte Ithalukal’a reinterpretation of Ramayana was written by
B.Sandhya

K.R.Meera

M.P.Veerendrakumar

George Onakkur
91. In which of the following river is the Majuli River Island situated?
Ganga

Godavari

Kaveri

Brahmaputra
92. Palk Straits separates India from
Sri Lanka

Pakistan

Myanmar

Myanmar
93. The Banihal Pass is on
Greater Himalayas

Zaskar

Ladakh

Pir Panjal
94. Name the river that feeds the canal system of the Bhakra Nangal Project.
Ravi

Chinab

Satluj

Jhelum
95. The famous Soochipara ecotourism centre is situated in which district?
Palakkad

Idukki

Wayanad

Pathanamthitta
96. Who led the Revolt of 1857 at Lucknow?
Bahadur Shah II

Beegum Hazrat Mahal

Nana Saheb

Jhansi Rani
97. ’A Gift to Monotheists’was written by
Iswara Chandra Vidyasagar

Swami Dayananda Saraswathi

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Swami Vivekananda
98. The organization which is related with Kakori Conspiracy
Gadar Party

Gadar Party

Hindustan Republican Association

Anusheelan Samithi
99. Bhagat Singh was hanged in 1931 March 23 at
Lahore Jail

Tihar Jail

Yervada Jail

Cellular Jail
100. The Viceroy at the time of Salt Satyagraha
Irwin

Ripon

Chelmsford

Stafford Cripps