Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

11. 

A fixed beam of unifrom section is carrying a point load at its mid-span. If the moment of inertia of the middle half length is now reduced to half its previous value, then the fixed end moments will

A. Increase
B. decrease
C. remain constant
D. change their directions

Answer: Option A

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12. 

The moisture content of a clayey soil is gradually decreased from a large value. What will be the correct sequence of the occurrence of the following limits ?
1. Shrinkage limit
2. Plastic limit
3. Liquid limit
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

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

Answer: Option C

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13. 

For the movement of vehicles at an intersection of two roads without any interference, which type of grade separation is generally preferred ?

A. Delta
B. Diamond
C. Trumpet
D. Cloverleaf

Answer: Option D

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14. 

Which one of the following stresses is independent of yield stress as a permissible stress for steel members ?

A. Axial tensile stress
B. Maximum shear stress
C. Bearing stress
D. Stress in slab base

Answer: Option D

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15. 

Permissible limit of cant deficiency for Broad Gauge (B.G.) is

A. 50 mm
B. 60 mm
C. 75 mm
D. 88 mm

Answer: Option C

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