# Online Civil Engineering Test - Highway Engineering Test

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• Total number of questions : 20.
• Time alloted : 30 minutes.
• Each question carry 1 mark, no negative marks.
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1.

The efficiency of the brakes of a vehicle depends upon

A.
B.
 condition of the tyres
C.
 presence of the show moisture
D.
 all the above.

2.

The absolute minimum radius of horizontal curve for a design speed 60 km ph is

A.
 131 m
B.
 210 m
C.
 360 m
D.
 none of these.

3.

In India the modes of transportation, in the order of their importance, are

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

4.

The desirable camber for straight cement concrete roads, is

A.
 1 in 33 to 1 in 25
B.
 1 in 40 to 1 in 33
C.
 1 in 150 to 1 in 140
D.
 1 in 160 to 1 in 140
E.
 none of these.

5.

Along high ways confirmatory route markers are generally fixed

A.
 before the crossing on the left side
B.
 after the crossing on the left side
C.
 before the crossing on the right side
D.
 after the crossing on the right side.

6.

The first stage of deciding the alignment of a hill road, is

A.
 reconnaissance
B.
 detailed survey
C.
 trace-out
D.
 preliminary survey.

7.

Minimum thickness of the base of a flexible pavement, is

A.
 10 cm
B.
 15 cm
C.
 20 cm
D.
 25 cm
E.
 30 cm.

8.

The width formation of a road means the width of

A.
 carriageway
B.
 pavement and shoulders
C.
 embankment at ground level
D.
 embankment at the top level.

9.

If P is the number of vehicles per day at last census, r is the increase in traffic and n is the number of years passed after last census, number of vehicles A per day for design, is

A.
 P (1 + r)n
B.
 P (1 - r)n
C.
 P (1 + r)-n+5
D.
 P (1 + r)5n

10.

Minimum radius of a simple circular curve deflecting through 5°, is

A.
 1618.9 m
B.
 1816.9 m
C.
 1718.9 m
D.
 1817.9 m

11.

If L metres is the distance between extreme axles of a vehicle, its gross load should not exceed

A.
 1525 (L + 4.3) - 14.7 L2
B.
 1526 (L + 5.3) - 14.7 L2
C.
 1525 (L + 6.3) - 14.7 L2
D.
 1525 (L + 7.3) - 14.7 L2
E.
 1526 (L + 8.3) - 14.7 L2

12.

For the design of cement concrete pavement for corner loading, Indian Road Congress recommends the use of

A.
 Westergard's formula
B.
 Kelly's formula
C.
 Goldbeck's formula
D.
 Spanlar's formula
E.
 Picker's formula.

13.

If N is deviation angle, the length L, of a parabolic vertical curve for safe stopping distance S, is

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
 both (a) and (b)

14.

In case of cement concrete pavements, pick up the incorrect statement

A.
 tractive resistance is low
B.
 initial cost of construction is high
C.
 initial cost of construction is low
D.
 visibility during nights is high
E.
 none of these.

15.

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A.
 Detailed survey is carried out for a strip of land about 15 m on either side of the trace cut along straight portions
B.
 Detailed survey is carried out for a strip of land about 30 m at sharp curves
C.
 Levels are taken along the trace cut at an interval of 20 m
D.
 Contour interval is generally adopted at 2 metres vertical interval
E.
 All the above.

16.

The safe stopping sight distance D, may be computed from the equation

A.
B.
C.
D.

17.

Over taking time required for a vehicle with design speed 50 km ph and overtaking acceleration 1.25 m/sec2 to overtake a vehicle moving at a speed 30 km ph, is

A.
 5.0 secs
B.
 6.12 secs
C.
 225.48 secs
D.
 30 secs

18.

The camber on pavements, is provided by

A.
 straight line method
B.
 parabolic method
C.
 straight line and parabolic at crown
D.
 elliptical method
E.
 circular method.

19.

The minimum cross fall of shoulders is kept

A.
 0.5%
B.
 1.0%
C.
 1.5%
D.
 2.5%
E.
 3%

20.

If the difference in elevation of an edge of the pavement 9 m wide and its crown is 15 cm, the camber of the pavement, is

A.
 1 in 60
B.
 1 in 45
C.
 1 in 30
D.
 1 in 15
E.
 1 in 7.5