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Q. No. 1 – 20 Carry One Mark Each
1. A square matrix B is skew symmetric if (A)
T
BB
=
(B)
T
BB
=
(C)
1
BB
=
(D)
1T
BB
=
2. For a scalar function
( )
222
fx,y,zx3y2z,
= + +
the gradient at the point P (1,2,-1) is(A)
2i6j4k
+ +
 
(B)
2i12j4k
+
 
(C)
2i12j4k
+ +
 
(D)
56
3. The analytic function
( )
2
z1fzz1
=+
has singularities at(A) 1 and -1 (B) 1 and i (C) 1 and -i (D) i and -i4. A thin walled cylindrical pressure vessel having a radius of 0.5m and wallthickness of 25mm is subjected to an internal pressure of 700kPa. The hoopstress developed is(

A) 14MPa (B) 1.4MPa (C) 0.14MPa (D) 0.014MPa5. The modulus of rupture of concrete in terms of its characteristic cubecompressive strength (f
ck
) in MPa according to IS 456:2000 is(A)
ck
5000f (B)
ck
0.7f (C)
ck
5000
(D)
ck
0.7
6. In the theory of plastic bending of beams, the ratio of plastic moment to yieldmoment is called(A) Shape factor (B) Plastic section modulus(C) Modulus of resilience (D) Rigidity modulus7. For limit state of collapse, the partial safety factors recommended byIS 456:2000 for estimating the design strength of concrete and reinforcing steelare respectively(A) 1.15 and 1.5 (B) 1.0 and 1.0 (C) 1.5 and 1.15 (D) 1.5 and 1.08. The point within the cross sectional plane of a beam through which the resultantof the external loading on the beam has to pass through to ensure pure bendingwithout twisting of the cross-section of the beam is called(A) Moment centre (B) Centroid (C) Shear centre (D) Elastic centre9. The square root of the ratio of moment of inertia of the cross section to its crosssectional area is called(A) Second moment of area (B) Slenderness ratio(C) Section modulus (D) Radius of gyration

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10. Deposit with flocculated structure is formed when(A) Clay particles settle on sea bed(B) Clay particles settle on fresh water lake bed(C) Sand particles settle on river bed(D) Sand particles settle on sea bed11. Dilatancy correction is required when a strata is(A) Cohesive and saturated and also has N Value of SPT > 15(B) Saturated silt/fine sand and N value of SPT < 10 after the overburdencorrection(C) Saturated silt/fine sand and N value of SPT >15 after the overburdencorrection(D) Coarse sand under dry condition and N value of SPT < 10 after theoverburden correction12. A precast concrete pile is driven with a 50kN hammer falling through a height of 1.0m with an efficiency of 0.6. The set value observed is 4mm per blow and thecombined temp

orary compression of the pile, cushion and the ground is 6mm. Asper Modified Hiley Formula, the ultimate resistance of the pile is(A) 3000kN (B) 4285.7kN (C) 8.333kN (D) 11905kN13. Direct step method of computation for gradually varied flow is(A) Applicable to non-prismatic channels(B) Applicable to prismatic channels(C) Applicable to both prismatic and non-prismatic channels(D) Not applicable to both prismatic and non-prismatic channels14. The relationship among specific yield (S
y
), specific retention (S
r
) and porosity(
η
)of an aquifer is(A)
yr
SS
= + η
(B)
yr
SS
= − η
(C)
yr
SS
= η −
(D)
yr
SS2
= + η
15. The depth of flow in an alluvial channel is 1.5m. If critical velocity ratio is 1.1 andManning’s n is 0.018, the critical velocity of the channel as per Kennedy’s methodis(A) 0.713m/s (B) 0.784m/s (C) 0.879m/s (D) 1.108m/s16. The reference pressure used I the determination of sound pressure level is(A) 20
µ
Pa (B) 20db (C) 10
µ
Pa (D) 10db17. Particulate matter (fly ash) carried in effluent gases from the furnaces burningfossil fuels are better removed by(A) Cotton bag house filter (B) Electrostatic precipitator (ESP)(C) Cyclone (D) Wet scrubber

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18. The value of lateral friction or side friction used in the design of horizontal curveas per India Roads Congress guidelines is(A) 0.40 (B) 0.35 (C) 0.24 (D) 0.1519. During a CBR test, the load sustained by a remolded soil specimen at 5.0mmpenetration is 50kg. The CBR value of the soil will be(A) 10.0% (B) 5.0% (C) 3.6% (D) 2.4%20. In quadrantal bearing system, bearing of a line varies from(A) to 360º (B) to 180º (C) to 90º (D) N to 90ºs
Q. No. 21 – 56 Carry Two Marks Each
21. For a scalar function
( )
222
fx,y,zx3y2z,
= + +
the directional derivative at thepoint P(1, 2, -1) in the direction of a vector
ij2kis
+
 
(A)
18
(B)
36
(C)
36
(D) 18

22. The value of the integral
( )( ) ( )
C
cos2zdz2z1z3
π
∫

( )
whereCisaclosedcurvegivenbyz1is
=
(A)
i
−π
(B)
i5
π
(C)
2i5
π
(D)
i
π
23. Solution of the differential equation
dy3y2x0dx
+ =
represents a family of (A) ellipses (B) circles (C) parabolas (D) hyperbolas24. Laplace transform for the function
( ) ( )
fxcoshax
=
is(A)
22
asa
(B)
22
ssa
(C)
22
asa
+
(D)
22
ssa
+
25. In the solution of the following set of linear equations by Gauss elimination usingpartial pivoting 5xy2z34;4y3z12;and10x2yz4.
+ + = = + =
The pivots for elimination of x and y are(A) 10 and 4 (B) 10 and 2 (C) 5 and 4 (D) 5 and -426. The standard normal probability function can be approximated as
( )
( )
N0.12NN
1Fx1exp1.7255xx
=+