# 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

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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

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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

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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

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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"