Civil Engineering Objective Questions and Answers

  • The proportion by which the actual size of an object is enlarged or reduced in drawing is simply known as :
    1. Multiplication factor
    2. Scale
    3. Reflection
    4. None of the above

Ans: Scale

  • One method of preparing perspective view of an object is :
    1. Lattice method
    2. Varnishing point method
    3. Evolution method
    4. Equilibrium method

Ans: Varnishing point method

  • Free hand sketching can be done only when one has :
    1. Proper proficiency
    2. Good practice
    3. Proper patience
    4. Proper proportion

Ans: Good practice

  • Circles of small radii are drawn by means of a :
    1. Set square
    2. Bow compass
    3. Straight bar
    4. Divider

Ans: Bow compass

  • The optical square is used to measure angles by :
    1. Double reflection
    2. Refraction
    3. Reflection
    4. Double refraction

Ans: Double reflection

  • The instrument used for setting out an offset at a right angle by :
    1. Optical square
    2. Open cross-staff
    3. French cross staff
    4. Adjustable cross- staff

Ans: Open cross-staff

  • Bench marks are fixed by :
    1. Profile leveling
    2. Trigonometric leveling
    3. Barometric leveling
    4. Spirit leveling

Ans: Spirit leveling

  • The sensitivity of the bubble tube can be increased by :
    1. Increasing the viscosity of fluid
    2. Decreasing the radius of curvature of tube
    3. Decreasing the length of bubble
    4. Increasing the diameter of tube

Ans: Increasing the diameter of tube

  • The method most suitable for plotting in hilly areas is :
    1. Traversing
    2. Radiation
    3. Intersection
    4. Resection

Ans: Intersection

  • Type of level normally used in hilly areas is :
    1. Hand level
    2. Abney level
    3. Dumpy level
    4. None of the above

Ans: Abney level

  • Chainage is a distance measured :
    1. Perpendicular to a tie line
    2. Along a chain line
    3. Perpendicular to a chain line
    4. None of the above

Ans: Along a chain line

  • Cadastral map is a map having :
    1. Large scale
    2. Medium scale
    3. Small scale
    4. All

Ans: Large scale

  • An agreement between two parties or more to do or not to do any work is known as :
    1. Work to proceed
    2. Contract
    3. Specification
    4. Tender

Ans: Contract

  • The discount rate that makes the net present value equal to zero is known as :
    1. Break even point
    2. Internal rate of return
    3. External rate of return
    4. None of the above

Ans: Internal rate of return

  • A technique that measures the change in the profitability of a project caused by changes in the factors that affect the cash in the project is called :
    1. Capital analysis
    2. Cost benefit analysis
    3. Sensitivity analysis
    4. Risk analysis

Ans: Sensitivity analysis

  • For the selection of any project the NPV should :
    1. Zero
    2. Less than 0
    3. Both of the above
    4. None of the above

Ans: Zero

  • The difference between actual cost of the project with the targeted cost is called :
    1. Loss
    2. Profit
    3. Variance
    4. All of the above

Ans: Variance

  • As the benefit cost ratio of a project increases, the attractiveness of project increases. But minimum value of benefit cost ratio should be …….. for the acceptation of project :
    1. Greater than one
    2. Less than one
    3. Equal to one
    4. None of the above

Ans: Equal to one

  • Pay back period is counted only after :
    1. Commissioning of the project
    2. Tendering for the project
    3. Starting of the construction of the project
    4. Completion of the construction of the project

Ans: Commissioning of the project

  • In analysis of rates, the profit for the contractor is generally taken as :
    1. 25%
    2. 10%
    3. 15%
    4. 20%

Ans: 10%

  • Nepal Engineering Council Regulation, 2057 is effective from :
    1. 2057/3/8
    2. 2057/4/8
    3. 2057/5/8
    4. 2057/6/8

Ans: 2057/3/8

  • Which of the following is not concerned with the authority of Engineers?
    1. Express an opinion on engineering matter
    2. Good behavior with client
    3. Conscious with his profession
    4. Divulge the confidential matter

Ans: Divulge the confidential matter

  • Ethics as a normative science needs co-operation with profession of :
    1. Lawyers
    2. Doctors
    3. Engineers
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • Engineering profession needs co-operative with the profession of :
    1. Medical professionals
    2. Accountant
    3. Lawyer
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • The total number of members in Nepal Engineering council is :
    1. 18
    2. 9
    3. 12
    4. 15

Ans: 18

  • Design of a timber joist, in general is most critical in :
    1. Torsion
    2. Bending moment
    3. Shear force
    4. Deflection

Ans: Deflection

  • Strain is defined as ……….. per unit length caused by normal face in its direction.
    1. Deflection
    2. Deformation
    3. Both of the above
    4. None of the above

Ans: Deformation

  • In the slope-deflection equations, the deformations are considered to be caused by :
    1. Bending moment
    2. Shear force
    3. Axial force
    4. Both A & B

Ans: Bending moment

  • For no torsion the plane of bending should :
    1. Pass through centre of gravity of the section
    2. Be parallel to one of the principal axis
    3. Pass through shear centre of section
    4. Pass through neutral axis of the section

Ans: Pass through neutral axis of the section

  • A cantilever of span L has a load P acting at the free end. The bending moment at free end will be :
    1. PL2
    2. 0
    3. PL
    4. –PL

Ans: 0

  • For finding in the member of a Truss by the graphical method, the force diagram is suggested by :
    1. Betti
    2. Mohr
    3. Timoshenko
    4. Maxwell

Ans: Maxwell

  • The acceptable limit for the safety and serviceability required before failure occurs is :
    1. Ultimate limit
    2. Limit state of collapse
    3. Limit state of serviceability
    4. Limit state

Ans: Limit state of serviceability

  • The floor slab of a building is supported on reinforced cement floor beams. The ratio of the end and intermediate span is kept :
    1. 6
    2. 7
    3. 8
    4. 9

Ans: 0.9

  • Doubly reinforced RCC beam is provided with ……………..
    1. Reinforcement in compression zone only
    2. Double amount of reinforcement
    3. Reinforcement in compression zone as
    4. Reinforcement in tension zone only

Ans: Reinforcement in compression zone as

  • If ‘A’ is the sectional area of a prestressed rectangular beam provided with a tendon prestressed by a force ‘P’ through its centroidal longitudinal axis the compressive stress induced in concrete is :
    1. 2A/P
    2. P/A
    3. A/P
    4. P/2A

Ans: P/A

  • When a column is subjected to an eccentric load, the stress induced in the column will be :
    1. Direct stress only
    2. Bending stress only
    3. Shear stress only
    4. Direct and bending stress both

Ans: Direct and bending stress both

  • A column is regarded as long column if the ratio of its effective length and lateral dimension, exceeds :
    1. 25
    2. 10
    3. 15
    4. 20

Ans: 10

  • The maximum ratio of span to depth of a cantilever slab is :
    1. 14
    2. 8
    3. 10
    4. 12

Ans: 12

  • For the construction of RCC slabs, columns, beams, walls, etc. the nominal mix of concrete to be used is :
    1. 1:1:2
    2. 1:3:6
    3. 1:1.5:3
    4. 1:2:4

Ans: 1:1.5:3

  • The concrete not used for structure is :
    1. M25
    2. M10
    3. M15
    4. M20

Ans: M10

  • The main purpose of seasoning is :
    1. To make the timber water proof
    2. To make timber fire resistant
    3. To remove the moisture from the timber at uniform rate
    4. None of the above

Ans: To remove the moisture from the timber at uniform rate

  • A column splice is used to increase :
    1. Cross-sectional area of the column
    2. Length of the column
    3. Strength of the column
    4. None of these

Ans: Length of the column

  • Which of the following is the best compression member section?
    1. Tubular section
    2. Single angular section
    3. Double angular section
    4. I-section

Ans: Tubular section

  • Bearing stiffeners are designed as :
    1. Tie
    2. Beam
    3. Column
    4. Beam ties

Ans: Column

  • Which of the following wood (trade name of timber) have all grades modulus of elasticity?
    1. Kala-siris
    2. Mango
    3. Eucalyptus
    4. Sal

Ans: Kala-siris

  • Seasoning of timber is ………….
    1. Removing sap
    2. Painting
    3. Tarring
    4. Watering

Ans: Removing sap

  • On the laboratory thread test of a fine grain soil is carried out to determine :
    1. Dry strength
    2. Plastic limit
    3. Liquid limit
    4. None

Ans: Liquid limit

  • The lime used for plastering and white washing is :
    1. Hydraulic lime
    2. Fat lime
    3. Quick lime
    4. None of the above

Ans: Hydraulic lime

  • The arrangement, size and shape of the constituent mineral grains of a stone gives the information about its :
    1. Lusture
    2. Texture
    3. Toughness
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • A good quality of stone absorbs water less than :
    1. 5%
    2. 20%
    3. 15%
    4. 10%

Ans: 5%

  • Stones used for ornamental work must be :
    1. Heavy
    2. Hard
    3. Soft
    4. Light

Ans: Soft

  • Durability of building stone is affected by its :
    1. Resistance to atmosphere
    2. Chemical composition
    3. Texture
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • Bitumen felt is used for :
    1. Water proofing
    2. Damp proofing
    3. Both of the above
    4. None of the above

Ans: Both of the above

  • All burnt bricks should be soaked in water for at least ……… hours to be used with cement mortar:
    1. 1
    2. ¼
    3. ½
    4. ¾

Ans: ½

  • Initial setting time of ordinary Portland cement is :
    1. 40 minutes
    2. 10 minutes
    3. 20 minutes
    4. 30 minutes

Ans: 30 minutes

  • Tung oil is used for making :
    1. Superior plants and varnish
    2. Very dilute colors
    3. Colorless paints and vanish
    4. Very delight colors

Ans: Superior plants and varnish

  • In blasting rocks with dynamics, the recommended diameter of drill for depth 1.80 to 3.50 m is :
    1. 60 mm
    2. 25 mm
    3. 40 mm
    4. 50 mm

Ans: 40 mm

  • The property by which the metals deforms continuously at a slow rate without further increase in stress is called :
    1. Plasticity
    2. Creep
    3. Fatigue
    4. Resilience

Ans: Creep

  • Which method is quickest to find the water content of soils?
    1. Sand bath method
    2. Over dry method
    3. Alcohol method
    4. Calcium carbide method

Ans: Over dry method

  • Concreting should be stopped when temperature fall below :
    1. 50
    2. 200
    3. 150
    4. 100

Ans: 4.50

  • Humidity causes ………….. of cement in bag.
    1. Decaying
    2. Setting
    3. Strengthening
    4. Disintegration

Ans: Setting

  • The purpose of reinforcement in prestressed concrete is :
    1. To impact initial compressive stress in concrete
    2. To provide adequate bond stress
    3. To resist tensile stress
    4. All of the above

Ans: To impact initial compressive stress in concrete

  • Reduction in aggregate-cement ratio while keeping W/C ratio constant causes :
    1. Increase in workability
    2. Decrease in workability
    3. Workability is not affected
    4. None of the above

Ans: Increase in workability

  • Low water-cement ratio in concrete :
    1. Reduces the permeability of concrete
    2. Increases the compressive strength
    3. Improves the frost-resistance of concrete
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • Plastering of Paris is obtained by calcinations of :
    1. Marble
    2. Lime stone
    3. Bauxite
    4. Gypsum

Ans: Gypsum

  • The concrete mix of grade M25 means that the compressive strength of 15 cm cubes at 25 days after mixing is :
    1. 30 N/mm2
    2. 15 N/mm2
    3. 20 N/mm2
    4. 25 N/mm2

Ans: 25 N/mm2

  • The process of proper and accurate measurement of concrete ingredients for uniformity of proportion is known as :
    1. Mixing
    2. Batching
    3. Grading
    4. None of the above

Ans: Batching

  • Modulus of rapture of concrete is a measure of :
    1. Compressive strength
    2. Flexural tensile strength
    3. Direct tensile strength
    4. None of the above

Ans: Flexural tensile strength

  • The concreting having a slump of 6.5 cm is said to be :
    1. Plastic
    2. Dry
    3. Earth moist
    4. Semi plastic

Ans: Plastic

  • Concrete gains strength due to :
    1. Hydration of cement
    2. Chemical reaction of cement with sand of coarse aggregates
    3. Evaporation of water from concrete
    4. All of the above

Ans: Hydration of cement

  • Surface vibrator is effective only when the thickness of concrete does not exceed :
    1. 20 cm
    2. 5 cm
    3. 10 cm
    4. 15 cm

Ans: 20 cm

  • PERT requires :
    1. Four time estimate
    2. Single time estimate
    3. Double time estimate
    4. Triple time estimate

Ans: Triple time estimate

  • CPM stands for :
    1. Critical Path Method
    2. Combined Process Method
    3. Common Planning Method
    4. Critical Process Method

Ans: Critical Path Method

  • The chart which gives an estimate about the amount of materials handing between various work situations is known as :
    1. Operation chart
    2. Flow chart
    3. Process chart
    4. Travel chart

Ans: Travel chart

  • Bar chart is suitable for :
    1. Minor works
    2. Large project
    3. Major work
    4. Large project with major works

Ans: Minor works

  • W. Taylor introduced a system of organization known as :
    1. Functional organization
    2. Line organization
    3. Line and staff organization
    4. Line, staff and functional organization

Ans: Functional organization

  • Acquisition of land for any construction should be performed :
    1. Before tender
    2. After tender
    3. At the time of tender
    4. At any time

Ans: Before tender

  • The money of contractor retained by the department during payments is called :
    1. Tender money
    2. Retention money
    3. Earnest money
    4. Security money

Ans: Retention money

  • A written offer submitted by contractors to execute certain work at certain rates within a fixed time is called :
    1. Measurement book
    2. Muster roll
    3. Contract
    4. Tender

Ans: Tender

  • An agreement which is enforceable by law is a :
    1. Muster roll
    2. Tender
    3. Contract
    4. Bid

Ans: Contract

  • All measurements should be nearly recorded in a :
    1. Measurement book
    2. Note book
    3. Muster roll
    4. Daily book

Ans: Measurement book

  • Basic record of payments made to daily labour is kept in a :
    1. Daily book
    2. Measurement book
    3. Muster roll
    4. Labour roll

Ans: Muster roll

  • Float is :
    1. Time available minus time required for any activity
    2. The earliest time by which an activity may commerce
    3. Last time by which an activity can be delayed without hampering the completion of the project
    4. Latest allowable time-earliest expected time

Ans: Time available minus time required for any activity

  • An estimate is :
    1. À random guess of project cost with similar project in the locality
    2. Actual cost of construction of a project
    3. The probable cost arrived at before commencement of the project
    4. None of the above

Ans: The probable cost arrived at before commencement of the                        project

  • A document containing detailed description of all items of the work ( but their quantities are not mentioned ) together with their current rates are called :
    1. Abstract estimate
    2. Tender
    3. Schedule of rates
    4. Analysis of rate

Ans: Schedule of rates

  • Working out the exact quantities of various items of works is known as :
    1. Valuation
    2. Estimating
    3. Mensuration
    4. Quantity of survey

Ans: Quantity of survey

  • The essential requirements to prepare good estimate are :
    1. Schedule of rate
    2. Fully dimensioned drawings to the scale
    3. Detail specification
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • The covered area of a proposed building rectangular is shape is 120 square meter with centre courtyard measuring 5m x 4m. If plinth area rate of construction of similar building in the locality is Rs. 1200 per square meter. The plinth area of proposed building is :
    1. 200000
    2. 120000
    3. 144000
    4. 168000

Ans: Rs. 120000

  • The unit of measurement of brick soling is :
    1. Lumpsum
    2. M
    3. meter
    4. Cubic meter

Ans: Sq. meter

  • The technique of finding fair price of existing building or property is :
    1. Costing
    2. Estimation
    3. Pricing
    4. Valuation

Ans: Valuation

  • The annual periodic payment made for repayment of capital investment is called :
    1. Solatium
    2. Annuity
    3. Depreciation
    4. Sinking fund

Ans: Annuity

  • The specific weight of reinforced cement concrete is :
    1. 3000 kg/cubic meter
    2. 1200 kg/cubic meter
    3. 1500 kg/cubic meter
    4. 2500 kg/cubic meter

Ans: 2500 kg/cubic meter

  • The unit of measurement of reinforcement steel and iron work is in terms of :
    1. M
    2. m
    3. Cubic m
    4. Kg

Ans:Kg

  • The free hand sketch is normally used for :
    1. Discussion
    2. Concept
    3. Final
    4. None

Ans: Concept

  • The measurement of standard A3 size drawing sheet in mm is :
    1. 594 x 891 mm
    2. 297 x 420 mm
    3. 210 x 297 mm
    4. 420 x 594 mm

Ans: 297 x 420 mm

  • Which of the following is not a drawing hand tool?
    1. Alidade
    2. Straight edge
    3. French curve
    4. Set square

Ans: Alidade

  • Orthographic projection means :
    1. 900
    2. 300
    3. 450
    4. None of these

Ans: 900

  • Working drawing is prepared not for :
    1. Bill of quantities
    2. Estimation
    3. Layout
    4. Specification

Ans: Specification

  • The French curve are used to draft :
    1. Regular curve
    2. Circle
    3. Irregular curve
    4. None

Ans: Irregular curve

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  • The proportion by which the actual size of an object is enlarged or reduced in drawing is simply known as :
    1. Multiplication factor
    2. Scale
    3. Reflection
    4. None of the above

Ans: Scale

  • One method of preparing perspective view of an object is :
    1. Lattice method
    2. Varnishing point method
    3. Evolution method
    4. Equilibrium method

Ans: Varnishing point method

  • Free hand sketching can be done only when one has :
    1. Proper proficiency
    2. Good practice
    3. Proper patience
    4. Proper proportion

Ans: Good practice

  • Circles of small radii are drawn by means of a :
    1. Set square
    2. Bow compass
    3. Straight bar
    4. Divider

Ans: Bow compass

  • The optical square is used to measure angles by :
    1. Double reflection
    2. Refraction
    3. Reflection
    4. Double refraction

Ans: Double reflection

  • The instrument used for setting out an offset at a right angle by :
    1. Optical square
    2. Open cross-staff
    3. French cross staff
    4. Adjustable cross- staff

Ans: Open cross-staff

  • Bench marks are fixed by :
    1. Profile leveling
    2. Trigonometric leveling
    3. Barometric leveling
    4. Spirit leveling

Ans: Spirit leveling

  • The sensitivity of the bubble tube can be increased by :
    1. Increasing the viscosity of fluid
    2. Decreasing the radius of curvature of tube
    3. Decreasing the length of bubble
    4. Increasing the diameter of tube

Ans: Increasing the diameter of tube

  • The method most suitable for plotting in hilly areas is :
    1. Traversing
    2. Radiation
    3. Intersection
    4. Resection

Ans: Intersection

  • Type of level normally used in hilly areas is :
    1. Hand level
    2. Abney level
    3. Dumpy level
    4. None of the above

Ans: Abney level

  • Chainage is a distance measured :
    1. Perpendicular to a tie line
    2. Along a chain line
    3. Perpendicular to a chain line
    4. None of the above

Ans: Along a chain line

  • Cadastral map is a map having :
    1. Large scale
    2. Medium scale
    3. Small scale
    4. All

Ans: Large scale

  • An agreement between two parties or more to do or not to do any work is known as :
    1. Work to proceed
    2. Contract
    3. Specification
    4. Tender

Ans: Contract

  • The discount rate that makes the net present value equal to zero is known as :
    1. Break even point
    2. Internal rate of return
    3. External rate of return
    4. None of the above

Ans: Internal rate of return

  • A technique that measures the change in the profitability of a project caused by changes in the factors that affect the cash in the project is called :
    1. Capital analysis
    2. Cost benefit analysis
    3. Sensitivity analysis
    4. Risk analysis

Ans: Sensitivity analysis

  • For the selection of any project the NPV should :
    1. Zero
    2. Less than 0
    3. Both of the above
    4. None of the above

Ans: Zero

  • The difference between actual cost of the project with the targeted cost is called :
    1. Loss
    2. Profit
    3. Variance
    4. All of the above

Ans: Variance

  • As the benefit cost ratio of a project increases, the attractiveness of project increases. But minimum value of benefit cost ratio should be …….. for the acceptation of project :
    1. Greater than one
    2. Less than one
    3. Equal to one
    4. None of the above

Ans: Equal to one

  • Pay back period is counted only after :
    1. Commissioning of the project
    2. Tendering for the project
    3. Starting of the construction of the project
    4. Completion of the construction of the project

Ans: Commissioning of the project

  • In analysis of rates, the profit for the contractor is generally taken as :
    1. 25%
    2. 10%
    3. 15%
    4. 20%

Ans: 10%

  • Nepal Engineering Council Regulation, 2057 is effective from :
    1. 2057/3/8
    2. 2057/4/8
    3. 2057/5/8
    4. 2057/6/8

Ans: 2057/3/8

  • Which of the following is not concerned with the authority of Engineers?
    1. Express an opinion on engineering matter
    2. Good behavior with client
    3. Conscious with his profession
    4. Divulge the confidential matter

Ans: Divulge the confidential matter

  • Ethics as a normative science needs co-operation with profession of :
    1. Lawyers
    2. Doctors
    3. Engineers
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • Engineering profession needs co-operative with the profession of :
    1. Medical professionals
    2. Accountant
    3. Lawyer
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • The total number of members in Nepal Engineering council is :
    1. 18
    2. 9
    3. 12
    4. 15

Ans: 18

  • Design of a timber joist, in general is most critical in :
    1. Torsion
    2. Bending moment
    3. Shear force
    4. Deflection

Ans: Deflection

  • Strain is defined as ……….. per unit length caused by normal face in its direction.
    1. Deflection
    2. Deformation
    3. Both of the above
    4. None of the above

Ans: Deformation

  • In the slope-deflection equations, the deformations are considered to be caused by :
    1. Bending moment
    2. Shear force
    3. Axial force
    4. Both A & B

Ans: Bending moment

  • For no torsion the plane of bending should :
    1. Pass through centre of gravity of the section
    2. Be parallel to one of the principal axis
    3. Pass through shear centre of section
    4. Pass through neutral axis of the section

Ans: Pass through neutral axis of the section

  • A cantilever of span L has a load P acting at the free end. The bending moment at free end will be :
    1. PL2
    2. 0
    3. PL
    4. –PL

Ans: 0

  • For finding in the member of a Truss by the graphical method, the force diagram is suggested by :
    1. Betti
    2. Mohr
    3. Timoshenko
    4. Maxwell

Ans: Maxwell

  • The acceptable limit for the safety and serviceability required before failure occurs is :
    1. Ultimate limit
    2. Limit state of collapse
    3. Limit state of serviceability
    4. Limit state

Ans: Limit state of serviceability

  • The floor slab of a building is supported on reinforced cement floor beams. The ratio of the end and intermediate span is kept :
    1. 6
    2. 7
    3. 8
    4. 9

Ans: 0.9

  • Doubly reinforced RCC beam is provided with ……………..
    1. Reinforcement in compression zone only
    2. Double amount of reinforcement
    3. Reinforcement in compression zone as
    4. Reinforcement in tension zone only

Ans: Reinforcement in compression zone as

  • If ‘A’ is the sectional area of a prestressed rectangular beam provided with a tendon prestressed by a force ‘P’ through its centroidal longitudinal axis the compressive stress induced in concrete is :
    1. 2A/P
    2. P/A
    3. A/P
    4. P/2A

Ans: P/A

  • When a column is subjected to an eccentric load, the stress induced in the column will be :
    1. Direct stress only
    2. Bending stress only
    3. Shear stress only
    4. Direct and bending stress both

Ans: Direct and bending stress both

  • A column is regarded as long column if the ratio of its effective length and lateral dimension, exceeds :
    1. 25
    2. 10
    3. 15
    4. 20

Ans: 10

  • The maximum ratio of span to depth of a cantilever slab is :
    1. 14
    2. 8
    3. 10
    4. 12

Ans: 12

  • For the construction of RCC slabs, columns, beams, walls, etc. the nominal mix of concrete to be used is :
    1. 1:1:2
    2. 1:3:6
    3. 1:1.5:3
    4. 1:2:4

Ans: 1:1.5:3

  • The concrete not used for structure is :
    1. M25
    2. M10
    3. M15
    4. M20

Ans: M10

  • The main purpose of seasoning is :
    1. To make the timber water proof
    2. To make timber fire resistant
    3. To remove the moisture from the timber at uniform rate
    4. None of the above

Ans: To remove the moisture from the timber at uniform rate

  • A column splice is used to increase :
    1. Cross-sectional area of the column
    2. Length of the column
    3. Strength of the column
    4. None of these

Ans: Length of the column

  • Which of the following is the best compression member section?
    1. Tubular section
    2. Single angular section
    3. Double angular section
    4. I-section

Ans: Tubular section

  • Bearing stiffeners are designed as :
    1. Tie
    2. Beam
    3. Column
    4. Beam ties

Ans: Column

  • Which of the following wood (trade name of timber) have all grades modulus of elasticity?
    1. Kala-siris
    2. Mango
    3. Eucalyptus
    4. Sal

Ans: Kala-siris

  • Seasoning of timber is ………….
    1. Removing sap
    2. Painting
    3. Tarring
    4. Watering

Ans: Removing sap

  • On the laboratory thread test of a fine grain soil is carried out to determine :
    1. Dry strength
    2. Plastic limit
    3. Liquid limit
    4. None

Ans: Liquid limit

  • The lime used for plastering and white washing is :
    1. Hydraulic lime
    2. Fat lime
    3. Quick lime
    4. None of the above

Ans: Hydraulic lime

  • The arrangement, size and shape of the constituent mineral grains of a stone gives the information about its :
    1. Lusture
    2. Texture
    3. Toughness
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • A good quality of stone absorbs water less than :
    1. 5%
    2. 20%
    3. 15%
    4. 10%

Ans: 5%

  • Stones used for ornamental work must be :
    1. Heavy
    2. Hard
    3. Soft
    4. Light

Ans: Soft

  • Durability of building stone is affected by its :
    1. Resistance to atmosphere
    2. Chemical composition
    3. Texture
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • Bitumen felt is used for :
    1. Water proofing
    2. Damp proofing
    3. Both of the above
    4. None of the above

Ans: Both of the above

  • All burnt bricks should be soaked in water for at least ……… hours to be used with cement mortar:
    1. 1
    2. ¼
    3. ½
    4. ¾

Ans: ½

  • Initial setting time of ordinary Portland cement is :
    1. 40 minutes
    2. 10 minutes
    3. 20 minutes
    4. 30 minutes

Ans: 30 minutes

  • Tung oil is used for making :
    1. Superior plants and varnish
    2. Very dilute colors
    3. Colorless paints and vanish
    4. Very delight colors

Ans: Superior plants and varnish

  • In blasting rocks with dynamics, the recommended diameter of drill for depth 1.80 to 3.50 m is :
    1. 60 mm
    2. 25 mm
    3. 40 mm
    4. 50 mm

Ans: 40 mm

  • The property by which the metals deforms continuously at a slow rate without further increase in stress is called :
    1. Plasticity
    2. Creep
    3. Fatigue
    4. Resilience

Ans: Creep

  • Which method is quickest to find the water content of soils?
    1. Sand bath method
    2. Over dry method
    3. Alcohol method
    4. Calcium carbide method

Ans: Over dry method

  • Concreting should be stopped when temperature fall below :
    1. 50
    2. 200
    3. 150
    4. 100

Ans: 4.50

  • Humidity causes ………….. of cement in bag.
    1. Decaying
    2. Setting
    3. Strengthening
    4. Disintegration

Ans: Setting

  • The purpose of reinforcement in prestressed concrete is :
    1. To impact initial compressive stress in concrete
    2. To provide adequate bond stress
    3. To resist tensile stress
    4. All of the above

Ans: To impact initial compressive stress in concrete

  • Reduction in aggregate-cement ratio while keeping W/C ratio constant causes :
    1. Increase in workability
    2. Decrease in workability
    3. Workability is not affected
    4. None of the above

Ans: Increase in workability

  • Low water-cement ratio in concrete :
    1. Reduces the permeability of concrete
    2. Increases the compressive strength
    3. Improves the frost-resistance of concrete
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • Plastering of Paris is obtained by calcinations of :
    1. Marble
    2. Lime stone
    3. Bauxite
    4. Gypsum

Ans: Gypsum

  • The concrete mix of grade M25 means that the compressive strength of 15 cm cubes at 25 days after mixing is :
    1. 30 N/mm2
    2. 15 N/mm2
    3. 20 N/mm2
    4. 25 N/mm2

Ans: 25 N/mm2

  • The process of proper and accurate measurement of concrete ingredients for uniformity of proportion is known as :
    1. Mixing
    2. Batching
    3. Grading
    4. None of the above

Ans: Batching

  • Modulus of rapture of concrete is a measure of :
    1. Compressive strength
    2. Flexural tensile strength
    3. Direct tensile strength
    4. None of the above

Ans: Flexural tensile strength

  • The concreting having a slump of 6.5 cm is said to be :
    1. Plastic
    2. Dry
    3. Earth moist
    4. Semi plastic

Ans: Plastic

  • Concrete gains strength due to :
    1. Hydration of cement
    2. Chemical reaction of cement with sand of coarse aggregates
    3. Evaporation of water from concrete
    4. All of the above

Ans: Hydration of cement

  • Surface vibrator is effective only when the thickness of concrete does not exceed :
    1. 20 cm
    2. 5 cm
    3. 10 cm
    4. 15 cm

Ans: 20 cm

  • PERT requires :
    1. Four time estimate
    2. Single time estimate
    3. Double time estimate
    4. Triple time estimate

Ans: Triple time estimate

  • CPM stands for :
    1. Critical Path Method
    2. Combined Process Method
    3. Common Planning Method
    4. Critical Process Method

Ans: Critical Path Method

  • The chart which gives an estimate about the amount of materials handing between various work situations is known as :
    1. Operation chart
    2. Flow chart
    3. Process chart
    4. Travel chart

Ans: Travel chart

  • Bar chart is suitable for :
    1. Minor works
    2. Large project
    3. Major work
    4. Large project with major works

Ans: Minor works

  • W. Taylor introduced a system of organization known as :
    1. Functional organization
    2. Line organization
    3. Line and staff organization
    4. Line, staff and functional organization

Ans: Functional organization

  • Acquisition of land for any construction should be performed :
    1. Before tender
    2. After tender
    3. At the time of tender
    4. At any time

Ans: Before tender

  • The money of contractor retained by the department during payments is called :
    1. Tender money
    2. Retention money
    3. Earnest money
    4. Security money

Ans: Retention money

  • A written offer submitted by contractors to execute certain work at certain rates within a fixed time is called :
    1. Measurement book
    2. Muster roll
    3. Contract
    4. Tender

Ans: Tender

  • An agreement which is enforceable by law is a :
    1. Muster roll
    2. Tender
    3. Contract
    4. Bid

Ans: Contract

  • All measurements should be nearly recorded in a :
    1. Measurement book
    2. Note book
    3. Muster roll
    4. Daily book

Ans: Measurement book

  • Basic record of payments made to daily labour is kept in a :
    1. Daily book
    2. Measurement book
    3. Muster roll
    4. Labour roll

Ans: Muster roll

  • Float is :
    1. Time available minus time required for any activity
    2. The earliest time by which an activity may commerce
    3. Last time by which an activity can be delayed without hampering the completion of the project
    4. Latest allowable time-earliest expected time

Ans: Time available minus time required for any activity

  • An estimate is :
    1. À random guess of project cost with similar project in the locality
    2. Actual cost of construction of a project
    3. The probable cost arrived at before commencement of the project
    4. None of the above

Ans: The probable cost arrived at before commencement of the                        project

  • A document containing detailed description of all items of the work ( but their quantities are not mentioned ) together with their current rates are called :
    1. Abstract estimate
    2. Tender
    3. Schedule of rates
    4. Analysis of rate

Ans: Schedule of rates

  • Working out the exact quantities of various items of works is known as :
    1. Valuation
    2. Estimating
    3. Mensuration
    4. Quantity of survey

Ans: Quantity of survey

  • The essential requirements to prepare good estimate are :
    1. Schedule of rate
    2. Fully dimensioned drawings to the scale
    3. Detail specification
    4. All of the above

Ans: All of the above

  • The covered area of a proposed building rectangular is shape is 120 square meter with centre courtyard measuring 5m x 4m. If plinth area rate of construction of similar building in the locality is Rs. 1200 per square meter. The plinth area of proposed building is :
    1. 200000
    2. 120000
    3. 144000
    4. 168000

Ans: Rs. 120000

  • The unit of measurement of brick soling is :
    1. Lumpsum
    2. M
    3. meter
    4. Cubic meter

Ans: Sq. meter

  • The technique of finding fair price of existing building or property is :
    1. Costing
    2. Estimation
    3. Pricing
    4. Valuation

Ans: Valuation

  • The annual periodic payment made for repayment of capital investment is called :
    1. Solatium
    2. Annuity
    3. Depreciation
    4. Sinking fund

Ans: Annuity

  • The specific weight of reinforced cement concrete is :
    1. 3000 kg/cubic meter
    2. 1200 kg/cubic meter
    3. 1500 kg/cubic meter
    4. 2500 kg/cubic meter

Ans: 2500 kg/cubic meter

  • The unit of measurement of reinforcement steel and iron work is in terms of :
    1. M
    2. m
    3. Cubic m
    4. Kg

Ans:Kg

  • The free hand sketch is normally used for :
    1. Discussion
    2. Concept
    3. Final
    4. None

Ans: Concept

  • The measurement of standard A3 size drawing sheet in mm is :
    1. 594 x 891 mm
    2. 297 x 420 mm
    3. 210 x 297 mm
    4. 420 x 594 mm

Ans: 297 x 420 mm

  • Which of the following is not a drawing hand tool?
    1. Alidade
    2. Straight edge
    3. French curve
    4. Set square

Ans: Alidade

  • Orthographic projection means :
    1. 900
    2. 300
    3. 450
    4. None of these

Ans: 900

  • Working drawing is prepared not for :
    1. Bill of quantities
    2. Estimation
    3. Layout
    4. Specification

Ans: Specification

  • The French curve are used to draft :
    1. Regular curve
    2. Circle
    3. Irregular curve
    4. None

Ans: Irregular curve

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