Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

1. 

The process of determining the location of the station (on the map) occupied by the plane table is called as

A. Intersection
B. Three-point problem
C. Traversing
D. Resection

Answer: Option D

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2. 

Which one of the following correctly expresses the split tensile strength of a circular cylinder of length L and diameter D, subject to a maximum load of P ?

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option C

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3. 

If 'A' is the angle formed by two gauge faces, the crossing number will be

A. tan A
B. cot A
C. sec A
D. A rad

Answer: Option B

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4. 

What is the curve resistance for a 50 tonnes train on a BG track on a 4° curve?

A. 0.05 tonne
B. 0.06 tonne
C. 0.08 tonne
D. 0.01 tonne

Answer: Option C

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5. 

What does high COD to BOD ratio of an organic pollutant represent ?

A. High biodegradability of the pollutant
B. Low biodegradability of the pollutant
C. Presence of free oxygen for aerobic decomposition
D. Presence of toxic material in the pollutants

Answer: Option A

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