Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

1. 

What is the type of soil structure having arrangement of soil particles with a 'face to face' or parallel orientation generally recognized as

A. Honeycomb structure
B. Single-grained structure
C. Flocculent structure
D. Dispersed structure

Answer: Option D

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2. 

In the case of a three-pinned parabolic arch carrying a uniformly distributed load on the entire span, then bending moment will be

A. equal to that of a simply supported beam loaded in the same manner
B. maximum at quarter span
C. zero only at the centre
D. zero throughout the span

Answer: Option D

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3. 

To make certain that the backfill material is more pervious than the soil to be drained, the relationship used in

A. (D15)Filter ≤ 5 (D85)Protected soil
B. (D15)Filter ≥ 5 (D85)Protected soil
C. (D15)Filter ≥ 5 (D15)Protected soil
D. (D15)Filter ≤ 5 (D15)Protected soil

Answer: Option D

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4. 

A perfect plane frame having n number of members and j number of joints should satisfy the relation

A. n < (2j - 3)
B. n = (2j - 3)
C. n > (2j - 3)
D. n = (3 - 2j)

Answer: Option B

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5. 

Which of the following determination are NOT necessary for raw water from a lake for use as source of supply of water for boiler-feed ?
1. Turbidity
2. Bacterial count
3. Iron
4. Hardness.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 2, 3 and 4

Answer: Option A

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