Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

16. 

Non-disposal of solid waste may cause the spread of

A. malaria
B. rodents related plague
C. typhoid
D. dysentery

Answer: Option B

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17. 

What is the steepest gradient permissible on a 2° curve for B.G. line having using gradient of 1 in 200 ?

A. 1 in 250
B. 1 in 238
C. 1 in 209
D. 1 in 198

Answer: Option B

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18. 

A cantilever beam of uniform EI has span equal to 'L'. An upward force W acts at the mid-point of the beam and a downward force P acts at the free end. In order that the deflection at the free end is zero, the relation between P and W should be

A. W = 3P/2
B. W = 2P
C. W = 16P/5
D. W = 5P

Answer: Option C

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19. 

In what context is the slump test performed ?

A. Strength of concrete
B. Workability of concrete
C. Water-cement ratio
D. Durability of concrete

Answer: Option B

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20. 

In trigonometric levelling, if the horizontal distance between the instrument and the object is 3088 m, the coefficient of refraction is 0.07 and R sin 1" = 30.88 m, then the refraction correction in angular measure would be

A. 0.07"
B. 0.70"
C. 7.0"
D. 1'10"

Answer: Option C

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