Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

1. 

Why are gate valves provided in distribution system ?

A. To minimize the flow pressure in the network
B. To maximize the usage of the distribution system
C. To control the flow in the pipe network
D. To identify the loss through illegal connections.

Answer: Option C

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2. 

While designing the superelevation of a highway, its maximum value is fixed considering the need to

A. avoid toppling of slow moving vehicles in mixed traffic flow
B. avoid transverse skidding
C. provide drainage
D. counteract centrifugal force due to 75% of design speed

Answer: Option D

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3. 

The map projection in which the angle between any pair of short lines is represented correctly is called

A. conformal projection
B. equidistant projection
C. azimuthal projection
D. equal area projection

Answer: Option A

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4. 

At a Tee-Junction between a lVa brick wall and a 1 brick wall, one uses a

A. half-queen closer in each course
B. half-queen closer in every alternate course
C. three-quarter bat in each course
D. half-bat in every alternate course

Answer: Option B

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5. 

A symmetrical three-hinged parabolic arch of span L and rise h is hinged at springings and crown. It is subjected to a. U.d.l. W throughout the span. Which the banding moment at a section L/4 from the left support.

A. WL2/8
B. WL2/16
C. WL2/8 h
D. zero

Answer: Option A

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