Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

36. 

For carrying out bituminous patch work during the rainy season, the most suitable binder is

A. road tar
B. hot bitumen
C. cutback bitumen
D. bituminous emulsion

Answer: Option D

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37. 

The vertices of an astronomical triangle would include

A. zenith, pole and heavenly body
B. azimuth, zenith and pole
C. azimuth, pole and heavenly body
D. azimuth, zenith and heavenly body

Answer: Option A

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38. 

In a restrained retangular slab subjected to uniformly distributed load, the yield lines form first

A. along the shorter span on the loaded face of slab
B. along the longer span on the loaded face of slab
C. at the intersection of shorter and longer side
D. along the centre line of the unloaded face of slab

Answer: Option D

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39. 

The channel section can be designed on the basis of Lacey's Theory. The steps are mentioned below :
1. Finding out the perimeter
2. Finding out the velocity
3. Calculation of the silt factor
4. Finding out the area
What is the correct sequence of the steps ?

A. 4 - 2 - 3 - 1
B. 3 - 1 - 4 - 2
C. 4 - 1 - 3 - 2
D. 3 - 2 - 4 - 1

Answer: Option D

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40. 

The radius of curvature of an ideal transition curve should be

A. inversely proportional to its length from the beginning
B. directly proportional to its length from the beginning
C. proportional to the speed of the vehicle
D. proportional to the superelevation

Answer: Option D

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