Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

1. 

Bricks are burnt at a temperature range of

A. 500° to 700°C
B. 700° to 900°C
C. 900° to 1200°C
D. 1200° to 1500°C

Answer: Option B

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2. 

Drop panel is a structural component in :

A. grid floor
B. flat plate
C. flat slab
D. slab-beam system of floor

Answer: Option C

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3. 

A ship is berthed in a chamber and lifted by principles of buoyancy. Such a chmber is called

A. Dry dock
B. Web dock
C. Floating dock
D. Refuge dock

Answer: Option C

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4. 

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

A. Check valve - To check water flow in all directions
B. Sluice valve - To control flow of water through pipe lines
C. Air valve - To release the accumulated air
D. Scour valve - To remove silt in a pipe line

Answer: Option B

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5. 

The following refer to the stability analysis of an earth dam under different conditions :
1. Stability of D/S slope during steady seepage.
2. Stability of U/S slope during sudden drawdown.
3. Stability of U/S and D/S slopes during construction.
Of these statements :

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

Answer: Option C

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