Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

6. 

The function of ballast in railaway tracks is to

A. facilitate drainage
B. serve as an elastic support for the track structure
C. provide the necessary resilience against the dynamic effect of the loads
D. all the above

Answer: Option D

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7. 

A soil formation through which only seepage is possible, being partly permeable and capable of giving insignificant yield, is classified as

A. Aquifer
B. Aquitard
C. Aquifuge
D. Aquiclude

Answer: Option B

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8. 

The return period for the annual maximum flood of a given magnitude is 8 years. The probability that this flood magnitude will be exceeded once during the next 5 years is

A. 0.625
B. 0.966
C. 0.487
D. 0.529

Answer: Option C

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9. 

A foundation is considered as shallow if its depth is :

A. less than 1 metre
B. greater than its width
C. equal to or less than its width
D. greater than 1 metre

Answer: Option C

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10. 

The type of surveying in which the curvature of the earth is taken into account is called

A. Geodetic surveying
B. Plane surveying
C. Preliminary surveying
D. Topographical surveying

Answer: Option A

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