Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

6. 

In the cantilever beam shown in the figure, what is the percentage of bending moment at l/2 with respect to the maximum bending moment at the fixed support ?

A. 15%
B. 20%
C. 25%
D. 30%

Answer: Option C

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7. 

Which one of the following is the correct statement ? The strength of timber :

A. is maximum in a direction parallel to the grain
B. is maximum in a direction perpendicular to the grain
C. is maximum in a direction 45° to the grain
D. remains same in all directions

Answer: Option A

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8. 

A and B are two traverse stations free from local attraction errors. If the true bearing of a line AB is 89°, and the magnetic declination at point A is 1° West, then the magnetic bearing of the line BA would be

A. 88°
B. 90°
C. 268°
D. 270°

Answer: Option B

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9. 

For a fully saturated clay Skempton's pore pressure parameter B is

A. zero
B. between zero and 1
C. 1
D. more than 1

Answer: Option C

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10. 

What is the correct sequence of the following metals in the decreasing order of their Poission's ratio ?
(a) Aluminium
(b) Cast iron
(c) Steel
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

A. 1 - 2 - 3
B. 2 - 1 - 3
C. 1 - 3 - 2
D. 3 - 1 - 2

Answer: Option C

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