Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

46. 

The kern of a circular cross-section of radius R is a concentric circular area with a radius of

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option B

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47. 

On which of the following do the numerical values of Terzaghi's bearing capacity factors depend ?

A. Angle of internal friction of soil and depth of foundation
B. Angle of internal friction of soil only
C. Coefficient of curvature of soil and bulk density of soil
D. Uniformity coefficient of soil and dry density of soil

Answer: Option B

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48. 

A cantilever AB is loaded as shown in the figure. What is the shape of the bending moment diagram for portion AC?

A. Parabolic
B. Linearly varying with maximum value of the bending moment at C
C. Linear with constant bending moment value from C to A
D. Linearly varying with maximum value at A

Answer: Option D

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49. 

In the network given above, the critical path of activities is in the given figure

A. A-C-H
B. B-E-F-H
C. A-D-E-F-H
D. A-D-E-G

Answer: Option C

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50. 

In highway geometric design, once the cumulative speed distribution is drawn, the design adequacy is checked at which percentile ?

A. 85th percentile
B. 95th percentile
C. 98th percentile
D. 99th percentile

Answer: Option C

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