Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

26. 

If the standard meridian is 82°30' E and the standard time at longitude 90°E is known to be 8 hr 30 m, the corresponding local mean time at the place will be

A. 7 hr 00 m
B. 8 hr 00 m
C. 8 hr 30 m
D. 9 hr 00 m

Answer: Option D

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27. 

For a masonry dam of base width b, at which location w.r.t. the central line, should the resultant loading intersect the section to avoid tension in any horizontal section ?

A. Outside of b/6
B. Within b/6
C. Within b/8
D. At the central line

Answer: Option B

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28. 

Consider the following statements :
Excessive camber is not provided on the roads because
1. Transverse tilt causes uncomfort
2. Of formation of cross ruts
3. Of likely toppling over of highly laden bullock carts
4. Of higher costs involved
Which of the statements given above are correct ?

A. 2, 3 and 4 only
B. 1, 3 and 4 only
C. 1, 2 and 4 only
D. 1, 2 and 3 only

Answer: Option D

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29. 

Consider the following statements :
1. A project has a mission.
2. A project has to terminate at some time or the other.
3. Projects vary in terms of technology, equipment and materials, machinery and people, work ethics and organisational culture.
Amongst the above, the characteristic features for a project are

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: Option D

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30. 

Which one of the following gives the correct distance between the lighthouse and a ship, when the lighthouse whose height is 100 m is visible just above the horizon from the ship ?

A. 30.68 km
B. 36.50 km
C. 38.54 km
D. 40.54 km

Answer: Option C

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