# Sample Questions on Diploma Civil Engineering | MCQ | Objective

1. What will be the shape of the Bending Moment Diagram for a simply supported concrete beam acted upon by a uniformly distributed dead and live loads of 5 KN/m throughout the whole span?

(a) rectangular

(b) triangular

(c) circular

(d) parabolic

2. Which of the following is true for an under reinforced concrete section?

(a) concrete and steel reach maximum permissible stresses simultaneously

(b) permissible stress is attained by the steel first

(c) permissible stress is attained by the concrete first

(d) maximum stress in concrete is more than the permissible stress

3. Identify the incorrect statement from the following:

(a) Bending Moment is important for determining design depth of beams

(b) Bending Moment is important for determining area of steel reinforcement

(c) Steel is assumed to resist tensile stresses

(d) Concrete is assumed to resist tensile stresses

4. Identify the incorrect statement from the following:

(a) Bending Moment is maximum in a Cantilever beam at its end

(b) No tensile or compressive stress exists at Neutral Axis

(c) Neutral Axis of a balanced section is called Critical Neutral Axis

(d) Permissible stress is attained by the Concrete first in over reinforced sections

5. Effective depth of a concrete beam is the distance from

(a) top fibre to bottom fibre

(b) top fibre to neutral axis

(c) top fibre to reinforcing bar

(d) neutral axis to reinforcing bar

6. As per IS 3370 (Part I) : 2009, the minimum grade of concrete prescribed for RCC Water tanks larger than 50 cum capacity is

(a) M20

(b) M25

(c) M30

(d) M35

7. As per IS 3370 (Part I) : 2009, the roofs of liquid retaining structures should be tested by flooding for 24 hours or more with water to a minimum depth of

(a) 25 mm

(b) 30 mm

(c) 35 mm

(d) 40 mm

8. As per IS 3370 (Part 2) : 2009, the minimum reinforcement in RCC Water tank walls, floors, roofs in each of the two directions at right angles to each other can be reduced for tanks having any dimension not more than 15 m for deformed bars to

(a) 0.18%

(b) 0.24%

(c) 0.30%

(d) 0.36%

9. As per IS 3370 (Part 2) : 2009, the bar spacing in reinforcement in RCC Water tanks should generally not exceed X or the thickness of the Section, whichever is less. Find the correct value of X.

(a) 200 mm

(b) 250 mm

(c) 300 mm

(d) 350 mm

10. The failure of a mass of soil located beneath a slope is called

(a) a slide

(b) a shear

(c) a seepage

(d) an overturning

11. Determination of Y along the sloping surface is an important process of slope stability analysis. Find the most appropriate replacement for Y.

(a) shearing strength

(b) bearing capacity

(c) density

(d) soundness

12. Earth dams, embankments and cuts are examples of

(a) infinite slopes

(b) finite slopes

(c) angular slopes

(d) tangential slopes

13. A road formation has been eroded by heavy rains. Remedial measures have to be taken immediately by construction of a masonry Z wall on the downstream side. Find the most appropriate replacement for Z.

(a) Breast

(b) Toe

(c) Retaining

(d) Revetment

14. Maximum numbers of Retaining walls in Mizoram are constructed using

(a) stone masonry

(b) brick masonry

(c) plain cement concrete

(d) reinforced Cement Concrete

15. A properly designed Retaining Wall should be safe against (i) Overturning (ii) Sliding and (iii)

(a) Compression

(b) Tension

(c) Flexure

(d) Bending

16. An per Indian Standards, specified minimum thickness of Plain Cement Concrete at the base of stone masonry is

(a) 75 mm

(b) 100 mm

(c) 150 mm

(d) 200 mm

17. The most commonly adopted type of Stone Masonry in Mizoram is

(a) Random Rubble Masonry

(b) Coursed Rubble Masonry

(c) Ashlar Masonry

(d) Dry Rubble Masonry

18. Weep holes in Retaining Walls are meant primarily for

(a) passing of air

(b) easing of subsurface pressure

(c) flow of water

(d) foothold of masons

19. A stone masonry Retaining wall, of height 5.00 m, has to be constructed with a face slope of 1 : 4 (I H : 4 V). Determine the base thickness if the top thickness is 0.60 m.

(a) 1.25 m

(b) 1.65 m

(c) 1.45 m

(d) 1.85 m

20. As per CPWD Specification, the height of each course in a Regular Coursed Rubble Stone masonry (1st sort) shall not be less than

(a) 15 cm

(b) 20 cm

(c) 25 cm

(d) 30 cm

21. As per CPWD Specification, the height of each course in a Regular Coursed Rubble Stone masonry (1st sort) shall not be more than

(a) 15 cm

(b) 20 cm

(c) 25 cm

(d) 30 cm

22. As per CPWD Specification, the use of chips in hearting stones in a Regular Coursed Rubble Stone masonry (1st sort) shall not exceed X % of the quantity of stone masonry. Find the correct replacement for X.

(a) 10

(b) 15

(c) 20

(d) 25

23. As per CPWD Specification, no portion of the dressed surface of masonry stones in a Regular Coursed Rubble Stone masonry (1st sort) shall be at a distance more than Y mm from a straight edge placed on it. Find the correct replacement for Y.

(a) 4

(b) 6

(c) 8

(d) 10

24. As per CPWD Specification, the minimum period of curing by continuous wetting in a Regular Coursed Rubble Stone masonry (1st sort) shall be

(a) 7 days

(b) 14 days

(c) 21 days

(d) 28 days

25. Estimation is computations of the X required and cost likely to be incurred in the construction work. Find the appropriate word for X.

(a) Materials

(b) Quantities

(c) equipments

(d) labourers

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26. The term ‘Procurement’ essentially means

(a) Buying

(b) Selling

(c) Acquisition

(d) exchange

27. Which of the following Estimates is prepared for execution of additional items or items of work not included in the original detailed estimate?

(a) Revised Estimate

(b) Preliminary Estimate

(c) Supplementary Estimate

(d) Detailed Estimate

28. For accuracy, cubic contents of woodwork shall be measured to the nearest of

(a) 1.00 cum

(b) 0.10 cum

(c) 0.01 cum

(d) 0.001 cum

29. Plastering shall be measured in

(a) m

(b) sqm

(c) cum

(d) 10 cum

30. In general, the main components of Analysis of Rates are cost of Materials and

(a) Labour

(b) Water

(c) Sundries

(d) Contractor’s profit

31. Valuation of anything is an estimation of its value in terms of

(a) Quantity

(b) Money

(c) Equipments

(d) materials

32. If V= Volume of cutting or banking, D=Distance between the Sections, A1, A2 etc the areas of different cross-sections, then the Volume is given by, V= D/2 { A0 + 2A1 + 2 A2 + …. ….2 An-2 + An }. The Method for Volume calculation as above is

(a) Prismoidal Method

(b) Mid – Sectional Area Method

(c) Trapezoidal Method

(d) Mean – Sectional Area Method

33. If V= Volume of cutting or banking, A1, A2 etc the areas of different cross-sections, then the Volume is given by, V= 1/3 { A1 + A2 + A3 } x Length. The Method for Volume calculation as above is

(a) Prismoidal Method

(b) Mid – Sectional Area Method

(c) Trapezoidal Method

(d) Mean – Sectional Area Method

34. The term ‘Depreciation’ is used for measuring the

(a) fall in value

(b) rise in value

(c) rate of change of value

(d) profit and loss

35. Zoning theory is used in valuation of land in the

(a) Flat Rate System

(b) Comparative System

(c) Belting System

(d) Development System

36. For valuation of buildings, the Capital value is found out from Capital Value = the product of Net Income per annum and Year’s Purchase. Which of the following use the above method of valuation?

(a) Direct Comparison Method

(b) Cost Method

(c) Profit basis Method

(d) Investment Method

37. Sinking fund is an amount

(a) set aside annually

(b) rent collected annually

(c) annual depreciation

(d) annual increase in value

38. The value realized by sell of a structure or machinery which has outlived its span of life is

(a) Assessed Value

(b) Scrap Value

(c) Depreciated Value

(d) Distress Value

39. Brickwork, more than one brick thick, shall be measured in

(a) m

(b) sqm

(c) cum

(d) 10 cum

40. As per IRC Specifications, the minimum width for Right-of-way for double-lane National Highways in open areas is

(a) 20 m

(b) 24 m

(c) 26 m

(d) 28 m

41. As per IRC Specifications, the minimum Carriageway width for double-lane National Highways in hilly areas is

(a) 6.00 m

(b) 6.50 m

(c) 7.00 m

(d) 7.50 m

42. Road Rollers of various types are extensively used in modern highway construction projects. They are used for

(a) Consolidation

(b) Compression

(c) Contraction

(d) Compaction

43. This layer is also known as ‘Drainage Layer’ in modern flexible pavement construction. Identify the layer.

(a) Sub-grade

(b) Granular Sub-base

(c) Wet Mix Macadam

(d) Mix Seal Surfacing

44. California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test is conducted on this layer to determine pavement thickness in modern flexible pavement construction. Identify the layer.

(a) Sub-grade

(b) Granular Sub-base

(c) Water Bound Macadam

(d) Wet Mix Macadam

45. As per IRC, the theoretical compacted thickness of an Water Bound Macadam layer is always in multiples of

(a) 6.00 cm

(b) 6.50 cm

(c) 7.00 cm

(d) 7.50 cm

46. Los Angeles Abrasion (LAA) test is conducted on this layer in flexible pavement construction. Identify the layer.

(a) Sub-grade

(b) Granular Sub-base

(c) Wet Mix Macadam

(d) Sand Seal Coat

47. Sand Replacement method is adopted for testing WMM layer in a flexible pavement construction work in progress. What properties of the WMM layer is being tested?

(a) California Bearing Ratio

(b) Aggregate Impact Value

(c) Gradation

(d) Field Density

48. One of the two fundamental principles upon which various survey methods are based is : To work

(a) from the part to the whole

(b) from the whole to the part

(c) in a team

(d) independently

49. 3, 4 and 5 method is adopted using a chain or tape for setting out a/an

(a) acute angle

(b) right angle

(c) obtuse angle

(d) straight angle

50. The Fore Bearing of a line AB in the Whole Circle Bearing System is 142°18′. What will be its Back bearing in the same System?

(a) 322°18′

(b) 284°36′

(c) 232°18′

(d) 52°18′