Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions


"Example is better than precept."
- (Proverb)

The values of liquid limit and plasticity index for soils having common geological origin in a rectricted locality usually define

A. A zone above A-line
B. A straight line parallel to A-line
C. A straight line perpendicular to A-line
D. Points may be anywhere in the plasticity chart


M - θ relationship for a simply supported beam shown below is given by :

A. M l/EI = 2θ
B. M l/EI = 3θ
C. M l/EI = 4θ
D. M l/EI = 6θ


The number of revolutions of a current meter in 50 seconds were found to be 12 and 30 corresponding to the velocities of 0.25 and 0.46 m/s respectively. What velocity (in m/s) would be indicated by 50 revolutions of that current meter in one minute ?

A. 0.42B. 0.50
C. 0.60D. 0.73


A lysimeter is used to measure :

A. infiltrationB. evaporation
C. evapotranspirationD. radiation


In IS : 800 (1984) the permissible compressive stress in column is based on :

A. Euler formula
B. Secant formula
C. Rankine-Gordan formula
D. Rankine-Merchant formula

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