Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

11. 

Which of the following are the fundamental lines of a theodolite ?
1. The vertical and horizontal axes
2. The diagonally opposite screw lines
3. The line of collimation and axes of the plate levels
4. The bubble line of the altitude level.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Answer: Option D

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12. 

Heliograph is a type of

A. instrument used for recording the movement of sun
B. instrument used for contouring an area
C. electronic distance measuring device
D. sun signal used in triangulation work

Answer: Option D

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13. 

The amount of gradient is required to be reduced, whenever a horizontal curve and gradient have to be provided together. What is this process known as ?

A. Momentum gradient
B. Pusher gradient
C. Grade compensation
D. Grade resistance

Answer: Option C

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14. 

As per Terzaghi's equation, the bearing capacity of strip footing resting on cohesive coil (c = 10 kN/m2) for unit depth and unit width (assume Nc as 5.7 ) is

A. 47 kN/m2
B. 57 kN/m2
C. 67 kN/m2
D. 77 kN/m2

Answer: Option B

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15. 

A and B are Skempton's pore pressure coefficients. Forsaturated normally consolidated soils,

A. A > 1 and B > 1
B. A > 1 and B < 1
C. A < 1 and B > 1
D. A < 1 and B = 1

Answer: Option D

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