Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

6. 

A beam of square section of side 'a' is plane in the following way :
Case I: with two sides horizontal
Case II: with a diagonal horizontal
The ratio of the section modulus of Case I that of Case II is

A. 2
B. 2
C.
D.

Answer: Option B

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7. 

Consider the following statements :
1. Tests on cement paste to determine initial and final setting times are done at normal consistency condition.
2. Low heat cement has a high percentage to tricalcium aluminate.
3. High early strength portland cement contains a larger percentage of tricalcium silicate and a lower percentage of dicalcium silicate.
Which of these statements are correct ?

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

Answer: Option B

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8. 

What is the vertical deflection of joint C of the frame shown in figure ?

A. PL/AE
B. 2PL/AE
C. PL/2AE
D. 3PL/AE

Answer: Option B

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9. 

Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

A. B.O.D. - Strength of sewage
B. Methane - Product of anerobic decomposition
C. C.O.D. - Biodegradability ofwaste-water
D. Nitrate - Methemoglobinemia

Answer: Option A

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10. 

In consolidation testing, curve fitting method is used to determine

A. compression index
B. swelling index
C. coefficient of consolidation
D. time factor

Answer: Option C

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