Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

1.
Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
Sandstone....Igneous rock
Limestone....Sedimentary rock
Basalt....Metamorphic rock
Granite....Argiliaceous rock
Answer: Option
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2.
A line of true length 500 m when measured by a 20 m tape is reported to be 502 m long. The correct length of the tape is
19.92 m
20.08 m
20.80 m
21 m
Answer: Option
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3.
Where should splices in the columns be provided ?
At the floor levels
At the mid height of columns
At the beam-column joints
At one-fourth height of columns
Answer: Option
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4.
In a rectangular channel, the depths of flow before and after the hydraulic jump are respectively 0.2 m and 1.2 m. What is the energy loss in the jump ?
1.042 m
2.084 m
3.126 m
4.168 m
Answer: Option
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5.
A three-hinged circular arch ACB is formed by two quadrants of circles AC and BC of radii 2R and R respectively with C as crown, as shown in the figure at side. Consider the following in respect of the reactive forces developed at support A and B due to concentrated load W at the Crown.
1. Line of action RA at A is inclined as 45° to the horizontal.
2. VA = VB = W/2
3. HB = 2 HA
4. HA = HB = W/2
Which of the above is/are correct ?
1 and 3
2 and 3
1, 2 and 4
4 only
Answer: Option
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