All Syllabus Civil Engineering Mock test – 4 ( 100 Questions) Welcome to your Civil Engineering Mock test - 4 (100 Questions) Take an exciting test in All syllabus Civil Engineering You have only 1 hour to complete the test (100 Questions) Wish you all the best!!! Name Email 1) According to I.S.: 456, 1978 the thickness of reinforced concrete footing on piles at its edges, is kept less than A. 20 cm B. 30 cm C. 40 cm D. 50 cm2) The materials which have the same elastic properties in all directions, are called A. isotropic B. brittle C. homogeneous D. hard.3) A phreatic line is defined as the line within a dam section below which there are A. positive equipotential lines B. positive hydrostatic pressure C. negative hydrostatic pressure D. negative equipotential lines4) To obtain a very high strength concrete, use very fine grained A. Granite B. Magnetite C. Barite D. Volcanic scoria.5) Driving vehicles on wet surfaced roads, is dangerous because it may A. skid B. slip C. overturn D. all the above.6) The diaphragm of a stadia theodolite is fitted with two additional A. horizontal hairs B. vertical hairs C. horizontal and two vertical hairs D. none of these.7) An ideal flow of a liquid obeys A. Continuity equation B. Newton's law of viscosity C. Newton's second law of motion D. dynamic viscosity law,8) The angle between the directions of the failure and the major principal plane, is equal to A. 90° + effective angle of shearing resistance B. 90° + half of the angle of shearing resistance C. 45° - half of the angle of shearing resistance D. 45° + half of the angle of shearing resistance.9) C.R.R.I. charts are used to obtain a relatioship between strength of concrete and A. water cement ratio B. workability C. grading of aggregate D. fineness modulus E. none of these.10) Lane's weighted creep theory assumes A. equal weightage to horizontal and vertical creeps B. double weightage to horizontal creep and one weightage to vertical creep C. triple weightage to horizontal creep and one weightage to vertical creep D. triple weightage to vertical creep and one weightage to horizontal creep11) In a three hinged arch, the third hinge is generally kept at A. crown of the arch B. midpoint of the crown and left support hinge C. midpoint of the crown and right support hinge D. none of these.12) To indicate proper control of consistency of a freshly mixed concrete for pavement construction, the slump should be between A. 3 to 5 cm B. 4 to 6 cm C. 5 to 7 cm D. 7 to 10 cm13) The thickness of the topping of a ribbed slab, varies between A. 3 cm to 5 cm B. 5 cm to 8 cm C. 8 cm to 10 cm D. 12 cm to 15 cm E. 12 cm to 18 cm14) A solid cube is subjected to equal normal forces on all its faces. The volumetric strain will be x-times the linear strain in any of the three axes when A. x = 1 B. x = 2 C. x = 3 D. x = 415) Effective precipitation for a crop may be defined as A. total precipitation minus the loss due to evaporation B. total precipitation minus the loss due to infiltration C. total precipitation during the crop period D. available water stored in soil within root zone of the crop.16) A cantilever carrying a uniformly distributed load W over its full length is propped at its free end such that it is at the level of the fixed end. The bending moment will be zero at its free end also at A. mid point of the cantilever B. fixed point of the cantilever C. 1/4th length from free end D. 3/4th length from free end17) The width of a dowla is generally kept between 30 to 60 cm and its height above the road level should invariably be more than A. 10 cm B. 20 cm C. 30 cm D. 40 cm18) In a bar of large length when held vertically and subjected to a load at its lower end, its own-weight produces additional stress. The maximum stress will be A. at the lower cross-section B. at the built-in upper cross-section C. at the central cross-section D. at every point of the bar.19) To ensure uniform pressure distribution, the thickness of the foundation, is A. kept uniform throughout B. increased gradually towards the edge C. decreased gradually towards the edge D. kept zero at the edge.20) A short tube mouthpiece will not run full at its outlet if the head under which the orifice works, is A. less than 12.2 m of the water B. more than 12.2 m of the water C. equal of 12.2 m of water D. none of these.21) A back sight A. is always taken on a point of known elevation or can be computed B. is added to the known level to obtain the instrument height C. taken on an inverted staff is treated as negative D. all the above.22) Maximum efficiency of transmission of power through a pipe, is A. 25% B. 33.3% C. 50% D. 66.67%.23) The field capacity of a soil depends upon A. capillary tension in soil B. porosity of soil C. both (a) and (b) D. neither (a) nor (b).24) Forge pig may be converted to wrought iron by A. rolling B. pudding C. shingling D. refining.25) High temperature A. increases the strength of concrete B. decreases the strength of concrete C. has no effect on the strength of concrete D. none of these.26) In levelling operation A. when the instrument is being shifted, the staff must not be moved B. when the staff is being carried forward, the instrument must remain stationary C. both (a) and (b) D. neither (a) nor (b).27) In a syphon aqueduct A. drainage passes over the canal and F.S.L. of the canal is below the bottom of the drainage trough B. drainage passes over the canal and F.S.L. of the canal is above the bottom of the drainage trough C. canal passes over the drainage and H.F.L. of the drainage is above the bottom of the canal trough D. canal passes over the drainage and H.F.L. of the drainage is below the bottom of the canal trough.28) Centering error of a theodolite produces an error A. in all angles equally B. which does not vary with the direction or pointing C. which varies with the direction of pointing and inversely with the length of sight D. none of these.29) Whitworth compressed steel is obtained when molten steel is subjected to a pressure of A. 5 kg/mm2 B. 9 kg/mm2 C. 13 kg/mm2 D. 15 kg/mm230) The systematic errors which persist and have regular effects in the performance of a survey operation, are due to A. carelessness B. faulty instrument C. inattention D. none of these.31) To give a brilliant finish, the type of varnish used, is A. water varnish B. spirit varnish C. turpentine varnish D. oil varnish32) If a constant section beam is subjected to a uniform bending moment throughout, its length bends to A. a circular arc B. a parabolic arc C. a catenary D. none of these.33) Based on its dry weight, a freshly felled tree may contain water A. 25% B. 50% C. 75% D. 100%.34) The phenomenon occuring in an open channel when a rapidly flowing stream abruptly changes to a slowly flowing stream causing a distinct rise of liquid surface, is A. water hammer B. hydraulic jump C. critical discharge D. none of these.35) The horizontal portion of a step in a stairs case, is known as A. rise B. flight C. winder D. tread.36) Allowable shear strength of concrete, depends upon A. shear strength B. tensile strength C. compressive strength D. none of these.37) The type of butt joints in common use, is : A. single inverted V-butt joint B. double V-butt joint C. double U-butt joint D. single V-butt joint.38) Any gradient on a road is said to be an exceptional gradient, if it is A. more than ruling gradient B. less than average gradient C. more than floating gradient D. less than minimum gradient or more than maximum gradient.39) Workability of concrete for a given water content is good if the aggregates, are A. rounded aggregate B. irregular aggregate C. angular aggregate D. flaky aggregates.40) Hydrostatic pressure on a dam depends upon its A. length B. depth C. shape D. material E. both (b) and (c).41) When a body is totally or partially immersed in a fluid, it is buoyed up by a force equal to A. weight of the body B. weight of the fluid displaced by the body C. weight of the body and fluild displaced by the body .D difference of weights of the fluid displaced and that of the body E. none of these.42) The final operation of finishing floors, is known as A. screeding B. floating C. trowelling D. finishing43) A pressure conduit laid under ground, may not be subjected to A. internal pressure of water B. pressure due to external load C. longitudinal temperature stress D. longitudinal stresses due to unbalanced pressure to bends44) Soundness of cement is tested by A. Vicat's apparatus B. Le-chatelier apparatus C. compressive strength testing apparatus D. none of the these.45) The operation of making the algebraic sum of latitudes and departures of a closed traverse, each equal to zero, is known A. balancing the sights B. balancing the departures C. balancing the latitudes D. balancing the traverse.46) If average particle size of the silt in millimetres is m, the Lacey's silt factor f is proportional to A. m B. m3 C. m1/2 D. m1/347) A cylinder is said to be thin if the ratio of its thickness and diameter, is less than A. 1/25 B. 1/20 C. 1/15 D. 1/1048) If the total head of the nozzle of a pipe is 37.5 m and discharge is 1 cumec, the power generated is A. 400 H.P. B. 450 H.P. C. 500 H.P. D. 550 H.P.49) Reynold number is the ratio of initial force and A. viscosity B. elasticity C. gravitational force D. surface tension.50) The absolute minimum sight distance required for stopping a vehicle moving with a speed of 80 km ph, is A. 120 m B. 200 m C. 640 m D. none of these.51) Orientation of a plane table by solving two point problem is only adopted when A. saving of time is a main factor B. better accuracy is a main factor C. given points are inaccessible D. none of these.52) Specified compressive strengh of concrete is obtained from cube tests at the end of A. 3 days B. 7 days C. 14 days D. 21 days E. 28 days.53) Length of vehicles does not affect A. extra widening B. minimum radius of turning C. passing sight distance D. width of shoulders54) Pick up the correct statement from the following: A. Segregation is necessary for a workable concrete B. Consistency does not affect the workability of concrete C. If the slump increases, workability decreases D. If the concrete mix is dry, the slump is maximum E. None of these.55) The conventional sign shown in below figure represents a A. bridge carrying railway below road B. bridge carrying road below railway C. bridge carrying road and railway at the same level D. a level crossing.56) The length of lap in tension reinforcement should not be less than the bar diameter x (actual tension / four times the permissible average bond stress) if it is more than A. 18 bar diameters B. 24 bar diameters C. 30 bar diameters D. 36 bar diameters57) The shear reinforcement in R.C.C. is provided to resist A. vertical shear B. horizontal shear C. diagonal compression D. diagonal tension.58) For construction of structures in sea water, the cement generally preferred to, is A. Portland-pozzolana cement B. quick setting cement C. low heat Portland cement D. rapid hardening cement E. none of these.59) The sequence of refractory materials according to increasing melting points is : A. Dolomite, Magnesia, Bauxite, Chromite B. Bauxite, Chromite, Dolomite, Magnesia C. Magnesia, Bauxite, Dolomite, Chromite.60) The sum of the interior angles of a geometrical figure laid on the surface of the earth differs from that of the corresponding plane figure only to the extent of one second for every A. 100 sq. km of area B. 150 sq. km of area C. 200 sq. km of area D. none of these.61) The grade of concrete M 150 means that compressive strength of a 15 cm cube after 28 days, is A. 100 kg/cm2 B. 150 kg/cm2 C. 200 kg/cm2 D. 250 kg/cm262) Stress in a beam due to simple bending, is A. directly proportional B. inversely proportional C. curvilinearly related D. none of these.63) After cleaning a slow sand filter, the filtered water is not used for A. 6 hours to 12 hours B. 12 hours to 18 hours C. 18 hours to 24 hours D. 24 hours to 36 hours64) If D is the degree of a curve, the percentage reduction of gradient, is A. 0.01 D B. 0.02 D C. 0.03 D D. 0.04 D65) ISI has specified full strength of concrete after A. 7 days B. 14 days C. 21 days D. 28 days E. none of these.66) The shear force on a simply supported beam is proportional to A. displacement of the neutral axis B. sum of the forces C. sum of the transverse forces D. algebraic sum of the transverse forces of the section E. curvature of the neutral axis.67) n and j are numbers of members and joints in a frame. It contains redundant members if A. n = 2j - 3 B. n = 3j - 2 C. n < 2j - 3 D. n < j - 2 E. n > 2j - 368) Water formed transported soil is A. alluvial B. marine C. lacustrine . D. loess69) The best method of interpolation of contours, is by A. estimation B. graphical means C. computation D. all of these.70) Mild steel is used for A. structural works in beams, joints and girders B. small sized water pipes C. columns and struts D. none of these.71) An outlet is said to be proportional if its flexibility, A. zero B. less than one C. more than one D. one72) In rectangular columns (cross-section b x h), the core is a A. rectangle of lengths b/2 and h/2 B. square of length b/2 C. rhombus of length h/2 D. rhombus of diagonals b/3 and h/373) The toe projection of foundation slabs is taken A. as one third of the base B. as one sixth of overall height of the wall C. equal to heel slab D. below ground surface.74) According to the Indian Standards the specific gravity is the ratio of the unit weight of soil solids to that of water at a temperature of A. 17°C B. 23°C C. 27°C D. 30°75) For compacting plain concrete road surface of thickness less than 20 cm, we use A. internal vibrator B. screed vibrator C. form vibrator D. none of these.76) To ensure that the hogging bending moment at two points of suspension of a pile of length L equals the sagging moment at its centre, the distances of the points of suspension from either end, is A. 0.107 L B. 0.207 L C. 0.307 L D. 0.407 L77) The softest rock is A. marble B. diamond C. talc D. quartz.78) Determination of water content of a soil sample suspected to contain gypsum is made by drying the sample for longer period at a temperature not more than A. 60°C B. 80°C C. 100°C D. 110°C79) At a road junction, 7 cross conflict points are severe if A. both are one-way roads B. both are two-way roads C. one is two-way road and other is one-way road D. none of these.80) An arch with three hinges, is a structure A. statically determinate B. statically indeterminate C. geometrically unstable D. structurally sound but indeterminate81) A piezometer opening in pipes measures A. velocity head B. static pressure C. total pressure D. negative static pressure.82) The most useless aggregate is one whose surface texture is A. smooth B. granular C. glassy D. honey combed and porous.83) The ratio of the discharge over a trapezoidal crest to a rectangular crest of Sarda falls of identical parameters, is A. 1.084 B. 1.074 C. 1.064 D. 1.054 E. 2.05384) The force which develops in a pressure conduit supported on trestles, is A. tension B. compression C. temperature stress D. flexural stress.85) Along high ways confirmatory route markers are generally fixed A. before the crossing on the left side B. after the crossing on the left side C. before the crossing on the right side D. after the crossing on the right side.86) According to Lacey, depth of scour in a river depends upon the straightness of the reach. If D is the depth of scour in regime flow in a right angled bend, it is A. 1.25 D B. 1.50 D C. 1.75 D D. 2.00 D87) Veneering means A. carving out designs on timber planks B. chemically treating timber planks C. thick layer of superior wood glued to inferior wood D. thin layer of superior wood glued to inferior wood.88) Distribution reinforcement in a simply supported slab, is provided to distribute A. load B. temperature stress C. shrinkage stress D. all the above.89) Bitumen may be dissolved in A. carbondioxide B. water C. sodium chloride D. carbon disulphide90) An independent mass of a fluid does not posses A. elevation energy B. kinetic energy C. pressure energy D. none of these.91) For the administration of road transport, a Motor Vehicle Act was enacted in A. 1927 B. 1934 C. 1939 D. 194792) The period of cleaning of a slow sand filter, is usually A. 5 to 10 days B. two weeks to three weeks C. one month to three months D. three months to six months93) For standing crops in undulating sandy fields, the best method of irrigation, is A. sprinkler irrigation B. free flooding C. check method D. furrow method94) The width of different roads as recommended in Nagpur plan by the Indian Road Conference for hilly region, is A. same for National Highways B. different for National Highways C. same for State Highways D. same for Major District roads.95) Steel beam theory is used for A. design of simple steel beams B. steel beams encased in concrete C. doubly reinforced beams ignoring compressive stress in concrete D. beams if shear exceeds 4 times allowable shear stress.96) Struts are load carrying members of a frame structure which are subjected to A. axial tension loads B. axial compressive loads C. torsional loads D. transverse loads.97) Percentage of pozzolanic material containing clay upto 80% used for the manufacture of pozzolana cement, is A. 30% B. 40% C. 50% D. 60% E. 70%98) Pick up the correct statement from the following: A. An unconfined compression test is a special case of triaxial compression test B. An unconfined compression test is a special case of direct shear test C. The confining pressure is maximum during an unconfined compression test D. The cylindrical specimen of a soil is subjected to major principal stress till it fails due to shearing along the plane of the failure.99) When equal and opposite forces applied to a body, tend to elongate it, the stress so produced, is called A. shear stress B. compressive stress C. tensile stress D. transverse stress.100) An aggregate is said to be flaky, if its least dimension is less than A. 2/3 mean dimension B. 3/4 mean dimension C. 3/5 mean dimension D. 5/8 mean dimension E. none of these.