Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

11. 

Which of the following measures are resorted to for strengthening masonry walls ?
1. Provide cross walls.
2. Pre-stressing.
3. Provide gunite slab on the surface(s) of walls.
4. Provide buttresses.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

Answer: Option A

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12. 

Which one of the following surveys is employed for collecting sufficient data in connection with sewage disposal and water supply works ?

A. Topographic survey
B. Cadastral survey
C. Geodetic survey
D. Cross-sectioning and profile levelling

Answer: Option D

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13. 

Cost-benefit studies are essential to

A. assess the total cost of the work
B. ascertain the relevant escalation in prices
C. monitor the expenditure
D. evaluate the viability and worthwhileness of taking up the project

Answer: Option D

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14. 

What is the value of flexural strength of M 25 concrete ?

A. 4.0 MPa
B. 3.5 MPa
C. 3.0 MPa
D. 1.75 MPa

Answer: Option B

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15. 

The correct sequence of the increasing order of the disturbance to soil samples obtained from chunk, piston, split spoon and remolded sampler is

A. piston sampler, chunk sampler, split spoon sampler, remolded sampler
B. chunk sampler, piston sampler, split spoon sampler, remolded sampler
C. piston sampler, chunk sampler, remolded sampler, split spoon sampler
D. chunk sampler, piston sampler, remolded sampler, split spoon sampler

Answer: Option A

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