Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

1. 

Vibratory rollers are more useful for compacting which of the following ?

A. Sandy soils
B. Silty soils
C. Clayer soils
D. Mixed soils

Answer: Option A

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2. 

What does the wind Rose Diagram (WRD) for orientation of airport runway give ?

A. Direction of wind
B. Direction and duration of wind
C. Direction, duration and intensity of wind
D. None of the above

Answer: Option A

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3. 

The head loss caused due to sudden expansion of pipe from area A1 to area A2 and the velocity from V1 to V2 is given by

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option A

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4. 

A simply supported continuous beam with two equal spans carries uniformly distributed load w on entire length of the beam. If each span has a length L, the bending moment at the central support is

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option B

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5. 

Which one of the follewing represents a circumpolar star ?

A. Upper culmination above horizon, lower culmination below horizon
B. Both upper and lower culminations below horizon
C. Both upper and lower culminations above horizon
D. Altitude at upper culmination is minimum

Answer: Option C

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