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BROUGHT YOU BY T.SHREEDHAR, S.No. Question 1 Concrete contains (i)Siliceous aggregates, having higher coefficient of expansion (ii)Igneous aggregates, having intermediate coefficient of expansion (iii)Lime stones, having lowest coefficient of expansion [A] [B] [C] [D] 2 i and iii ii and iii i and ii i, ii and iii

Answer : D Select the incorrect statement [A] [B] [C] [D] 3 R.C.C has better fire resistance than steel R.C.C. structure is economical than steel structure Strength of concrete decreases as age increases R.C.C can be used for under water and marine structures

Answer : C Water cement ratio is the ratio of [A] [B] [C] [D] 4 Water to cement by weight Water to cement by volume Cement to water by weight Cement to water by volume

Answer : A Concrete is [A] [B] [C] [D] 5 Weak in tension Strong in tension Strong in both tension and compression Weak in compression

Answer : A The entrained air in concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] Increases the strength Decreases the resistance to weathering Increases the workability Decreases the workability

Answer : C

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Concrete is unsuitable for compaction by vibration if it is [A] [B] [C] [D] Semi – plastic Plastic Earth moist Dry

Answer : B 7 The strength and quality of concrete depends upon (i)Grading of aggregates (ii)Shape of aggregates (iii)Surface area of aggregates (iv)Surface texture of aggregates [A] [B] [C] [D] 8 i, ii and iv ii, iii and iv i, iii and iv i, ii, iii and iv

Answer : D In order to avoid segregation, fresh concrete should be dropped from a height of [A] [B] [C] [D] 9 Less than one meter Less than two metres More than one metre More than two metres

Answer : A The process of hardening of concrete in the presence of water is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 10 Creep Hydration Shrinkage Curing

Answer : B The process of keeping the concrete structure moist is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 11 Hydration Curing Creep Shrinkage

Answer : B The separation of water or water cement mixture from the freshly laid concrete is known as

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[A] [B] [C] [D]

Workability Segregation Bleeding Creep

Answer : C 12 The continuous strain, which the concrete undergoes due to application of external loads is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 13 Creep Bleeding Workability Segregation

Answer : A The process of conversion of plastic concrete to solid stage is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 14 Hydration Hardening Setting Curing

Answer : C At 28 days of curing concrete attains a strength of [A] [B] [C] [D] 15 20 to 25% 60 to 70% 65 to 80% 90 to 95%

Answer : D In a mass concrete, the aggregates occupy a space of [A] [B] [C] [D] 16 25% 75% 40% 60%

Answer : B The coarse aggregate which possess the property of good interlocking are [A] [B] [C] [D] rounded shape elongated shape angular shape none of the above

Answer : C

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While placing of concrete the thickness of each layer for R.C.C. is [A] [B] [C] [D] 150 to 300 mm 450 mm 500 to 750 mm 500 mm

Answer : A 18 Increase in water content in a cement concrete (i) Increases workability (ii) Increases the strength [A] [B] [C] [D] 19 i ii both (i) and (ii) neither (i) nor (ii)

Answer : A Slump cone test is used to determine [A] [B] [C] [D] Shrinkage of concrete mix Creep of concrete Workability of concrete mix Soundness of concrete

Answer : C 20 While determining the workability of concrete mix, the compaction factor test is ------than the slump cone test [A] [B] [C] [D] 21 Less accurate More accurate Approximate method None of the above

Answer : B Workability of concrete mix with low water cement ratio is determined by [A] [B] [C] [D] 22 Tensile strength test Slump cone test Compaction factor test Flexural strength test

Answer : C If the slump of a concrete mix is 50 to 100 mm, its workability is [A] [B] Very low Low

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[C] [D] 23

Medium High

Answer : C A compaction factor of 0.75 indicates ________workability [A] [B] [C] [D] 24 Very low Low Medium High

Answer : A Shrinkage in concrete can be reduced by using (i) Low water cement ratio (ii) More amount of cement in the concrete (iii) Presaturated aggregates [A] [B] [C] [D] i i and ii i and iii i, ii and iii

Answer : C 25 The process of proper and accurate measurement of concrete ingredients for uniformity of proportion, is known as [A] [B] [C] [D] 26 Curing Mixing Grading Batching

Answer : D Select incorrect statement from the following [A] [B] [C] [D] 27 With passage of time, the strength of cement decreases With passage of time, the strength of cement increases After a period of 24 months, the strength of cement reduces to 50% The concrete made with storage deteriorated cement; gains strength with time.

Answer : B For compacting plain concrete road surface of thickness less than 20 cm, the following vibrator is used. [A] [B] [C] [D] Internal vibrator Screed vibrator Form vibrator None of the above

Answer : B

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C. should be _________ . 456-2000 [A] [B] [C] [D] 31 M10 M14 M20 M25 Answer : C A concrete mass containing 5% of voids [A] [B] [C] [D] 32 Increases its strength by 30% Reduces its strength by 30% Increases its strength by 5% Reduces its strength by 5% Answer : B Workability of a concrete – mix is determined by (i)Slump cone test (ii)Compaction factor test (iii)Vee bee test [A] [B] [C] [D] 33 i ii i and ii i.com .30 Page 6 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.15 0.28 Slump test of concrete is a measure of its [A] [B] [C] [D] Consistency Compressive strength Tensile strength Impact value Answer : A 29 Concrete gains strength due to [A] [B] [C] [D] 30 Chemical reaction of cement with sand and coarse aggregates Evaporation of water from concrete Hydration of cement All the above Answer : C Minimum grade of concrete for R.25 to 0. as per IS. ii and iii Answer : D High strength of concrete requires a water cement ratio of [A] [B] 0.10 to 0.C.

00 and 1.60 0.0 and 1.[C] [D] 34 0.75 to 0. the factor of safety for concrete and steel respectively are [A] [B] [C] [D] 39 3.com .45 to 0.18 3.18 1.50 and 1.80 1.0 and 1.15 1.90 Answer : B One bag of cement is equivalent to [A] [B] [C] [D] 35 50 litres 35 litres 28 litres 14 litres Answer : B One cubit metre of cement weights [A] [B] [C] [D] 36 1000 kg 1200 kg 1440 kg 1600 kg Answer : C As per IS: 456-2000. modulus of elasticity of concrete (in N/mm2) is given by [A] [B] [C] [D] 37 are 5700 vfCK 5000 vfCK 3700 vfCK 3000 vfCK Answer : B In working stress method of design.0 and 1.5 and 1.50 and 1.50 Answer : C Specific weight of Reinforced cement concrete is [A] 24 N/m3 Page 7 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.5 Answer : A In Limit state method of design. the factor of safety for concrete and steel respectively [A] [B] [C] [D] 38 3.15 1.50 and 1.8 3.

003 0.com .45 vfCK 0.90 vfCK Answer : C The ratio of bond stress for HYSD bars to that of plain bars [A] [B] [C] [D] 44 0.0002 Answer : C In the mixer.714 0.70 vfCK 0.02 0.03 0.002 0.60 vfCK 0.8 Answer : C The proof stress in steel is the stress corresponding to the strain of [A] [B] [C] [D] 45 0.[B] [C] [D] 40 24 kN/m3 25 N/m3 25 kN/m3 Answer : D The tensile strength of concrete is about ________ of its compressive strength [A] [B] [C] [D] 41 10% to 15% 30% to 40% 50% 60% to 75% Answer : A The shrinkage strain of concrete is generally taken as [A] [B] [C] [D] 42 0.4 1.0003 Answer : D The tensile strength of concrete is given by [A] [B] [C] [D] 43 0.2 0. the concrete should be mixed for at least [A] 1 to 2 minutes Page 8 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.9 1.3 0.

ii and iii Answer : D Modulus of elasticity of concrete is primarily influenced by [A] [B] [C] [D] 49 Elastic properties of aggregate Curing of concrete Age of concrete Mix proportion and type of cement Answer : A As the workability increases compaction factor [A] [B] [C] [D] 50 Decreases Increases Remains same None of the above Answer : B Shrinkage of concrete is mostly influenced by [A] [B] [C] [D] Environmental conditions Size of member Cement in concrete The total amount of water present in concrete Page 9 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. the maximum size of aggregate is [A] [B] [C] [D] 47 1/4 of maximum thickness of member 1/4 of minimum thickness of member 1/5 of maximum thickness of member 1/5 of minimum thickness of member Answer : B Water used for mixing of concrete should be free from (i)Oils (ii)Salts (iii)Acids [A] [B] [C] [D] 48 i iii i and iii i.[B] [C] [D] 46 2 to 3 minutes 3 to 5 minutes 5 to 7 minutes Answer : B As per IS: 456-2000.com .

Rapid hardening Portland cement contains ______________ amount of lime content [A] [B] [C] [D] 55 Equal Greater Lesser Zero Answer : B The following compound has the property of early strength as well as ultimate strength [A] [B] [C] [D] 56 C3S C2S C3A C4AF Answer : A Which of the following compounds is considered to be an undesirable compound for cement [A] [B] [C] C3S C2S C3A Page 10 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.Answer : D 51 During the process of hardening of cement.com . _______ will takes place [A] [B] [C] [D] 52 Bleeding Segregation Hydration All the above Answer : C Due to Bleeding action concrete becomes [A] [B] [C] [D] 53 Weak Strong Hard Durable Answer : A About 70% to 80% of cement is contributed by [A] [B] [C] [D] Tricalcium silicate and Tricalcium aluminate Tricalcium silicate and Dicalcium silicate Tricalcium Aluminate and Dicalcium silicate Tricalcium Aluminate and Tetra calcium Aluminoferrite Answer : B 54 When compared to ordinary Portland cement.

[D] 57 C4AF Answer : D Which of the following compound is susceptible to be attached by alkalies and salts [A] [B] [C] [D] 58 C3S C3S C3A C3AF Answer : C The heat generated in ordinary cement at the end of 3 days is about [A] [B] [C] [D] 59 60 cal/g 80 cal/g 100 cal/g 120 cal/g Answer : B Low heat cement contains more amount of __________ than that of ordinary Portland cement [A] [B] [C] [D] 60 C3S C2S C3A None of the above Answer : B In Portland Blast furnace slag cement.9 shall not exceed __________ by weight of the sample of cement [A] [B] 5% 10% Page 11 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.S.com . sieve no. residue left on I. the blast furnace slag content shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 61 50% 65% 80% 90% Answer : B White cement contains less amount of ___________ [A] [B] [C] [D] 62 Lime Silica Alumina Iron oxide Answer : D In fineness test on cement.

[C] [D] 63 15% 20% Answer : B Ordinary Portland cement requires a specific surface of [A] [B] [C] [D] 64 1250 cm2/gm 2250 cm 2/gm 3250 cm 2/gm 3500 cm 2/gm Answer : B The maximum percentage of chemical ingredient of cement is [A] [B] [C] [D] 65 Iron oxide Silica Lime Magnesium oxide Answer : C The minimum percentage of chemical ingredient of cement is [A] [B] [C] [D] 66 Iron oxide Silica Lime Magnesium oxide Answer : D Efflorescence in cement is caused due to an excess of [A] [B] [C] [D] 67 Alkalies Silica Iron oxide Alumina Answer : A Dicalcium silicate (C2S) [A] [B] [C] [D] 68 rates rapidly Hardens rapidly Generates less heat of hydration Has less resistance to sulphate attack Answer : C Tricalcium aluminate (C3A) [A] [B] Hydrating less rapidly Is a redundant compound Page 12 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com .

the type of cement preferable is [A] [B] [C] [D] 71 Ordinary Portland cement Rapid hardening cement Low heat cement Blast furnace slag cement Answer : C Le-chatelier apparatus is used for [A] [B] [C] [D] 72 Fineness test Consistency test Soundness test Compressive strength test Answer : C The diameter of the Vicat plunger is 10 mm and its length varies form [A] [B] [C] [D] 73 40 mm 50 mm 55 mm 60 mm Answer : B Inert material of a cement concrete mix.[C] [D] 69 To be attacked by alkalies and salts None of these Answer : C For road pavements. is [A] [B] [C] [D] 70 Ordinary Portland cement Rapid hardening cement Low heat cement Blast furnace slag cement Answer : A For mass concrete work. is [A] [B] [C] [D] 74 Water Aggregate Cement None of these Answer : B An aggregate is said to be flaky. the cement generally used. if its least dimension is less than [A] [B] 2/3 mean dimension 3/4 mean dimension Page 13 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com .

75 mm 5. if the aggregates are [A] [B] [C] [D] 76 Rounded Irregular Angular Flaky Answer : A Setting time of cement increases by adding (i)gypsum (ii)sodium oxide (iii)calcium chloride [A] [B] [C] [D] 77 i i and ii i and iii i.75 mm 3.75 mm Answer : C Water used for mixing concrete should be [A] [B] [C] [D] Slightly acidic Free from bacteria Distilled Potable Answer : D CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com Page 14 . ii and iii Answer : A The cement becomes useless if its absorbed moisture content exceeds [A] [B] [C] [D] 78 1% 2% 3% 5% Answer : D The size of fine aggregates does not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 79 2.75 mm 4.[C] [D] 75 3/5 mean dimension 5/8 mean dimension Answer : C Workability of concrete for a given water content is good.

5 N/mm2 2.25 Pa + 2.10 N/mm2 21 N/mm2 Page 15 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.5 0.80 The workability of concrete is mostly influenced by its [A] [B] [C] [D] Water cement ratio Aggregate cement ratio Cement content Water content Answer : A 81 Chief constituent of ordinary Portland cement is [A] [B] [C] [D] 82 Lime Alumina Magnesia Iron oxide Answer : A The heat of hydration for low heat cement at the age of 7 days shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 83 80 cal / gm 75 cal / gm 70 cal / gm 65 cal / gm Answer : D Cement is obtained by burning a mixture of the following materials [A] [B] [C] [D] Siliceous materials Argillaceous materials Calcareous materials All the above Answer : D 84 For determining the compressive strength test on cement is.35 Pa + 3.5 Answer : B 85 Minimum compressive strength of cement required at the age of 3 days for ordinary Portland cement of grade 33 is [A] [B] [C] [D] 1. the percentage amount of water to be added as (Pa = Percentage of water for required consistency) [A] [B] [C] [D] 0.5 0.15 N/mm2 11.5 0.35 Pa + 2.25 Pa + 3.com .

the characteristic yield strength for hot rolled High yield strength deformed bars is [A] [B] [C] [D] 90 250 N/mm2 415 N/mm2 500 N/mm2 550 N/mm2 Answer : B As per IS:1139.Answer : B 86 Bulking of sand takes place due to [A] [B] [C] [D] 87 Surface tension Viscosity Capillarity None of the above Answer : A Creep coefficient is the ratio of [A] [B] [C] [D] 88 Ultimate Creep strain to elastic strain Elastic strain to ultimate Creep strain Elastic strain to plastic strain Plastic strain to elastic strain Answer : A Generally the strength of concrete is represented by the crushing stress of concrete cube of size [A] [B] [C] [D] 89 50 mm 100 mm 150 mm 250 mm Answer : C As per IS:1139. aggregates having a nominal size of -------.are generally used [A] [B] 20 mm 40 mm Page 16 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. the characteristic yield strength for cold twisted deformed bars is [A] [B] [C] [D] 91 250 N/mm2 415 N/mm2 500 N/mm2 550 N/mm2 Answer : C For reinforced concrete work.com .

4.com .75 Answer : C Fly ash when added to concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] 94 Acts as aggregates Acts as pozzolona Improves appearance Reduces setting time Answer : B As per IS:456. good moist curing period is [A] [B] [C] [D] 97 7 days 10 days 14 days None of the above Answer : B As per IS: 456-2000.25 .50 0.2 % proof stress 0.25 1. the strength of concrete sample is less than [A] [B] [C] [D] 95 The characteristic strength minus 1.25 .[C] [D] 92 50 mm 60 mm Answer : A The proportion of coarse aggregates to fire aggregates in structural concrete is usually [A] [B] [C] [D] 93 0.80 times the characteristic strength Greater of (a) and (b) None of the above Answer : C Characteristic strength of steel has been defined as [A] [B] [C] [D] 96 0.4 % proof stress Equal to proof stress Answer : B For Ordinary Portland cement concrete exposed to dry and hot weather conditions.1.1 % proof stress 0.50 .50 .2.35times the standard deviation 0.0. recommended value for standard deviation for concrete mix from M30 to M50 is [A] 1 N/mm2 Page 17 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.50 1.

[B] [C] [D] 98 2 N/mm2 4 N/mm2 5 N/mm2 Answer : D As per 1S: 456-2000. ii and iii Answer : D As the percentage of steel increases [A] [B] [C] [D] 101 Depth of neutral axis decreases Depth of neutral axis increases Lever arm increases None of the above are correct Answer : B In a Singly reinforced beam. minimum grade of concrete in seat water constructions is [A] [B] [C] [D] 99 M20 M25 M30 M50 Answer : C The section of a reinforced beam where most distant concrete fiber in compression and tension in steel attains permissible stresses simultaneously is called (i)Balanced section (ii)Economic section (iii)Critical section [A] [B] [C] [D] 100 i i and ii i and iii i.com . the beam section is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 102 Under reinforced section Over reinforced section Balanced section Critical section Answer : B The neutral axis corresponding to balanced section condition is termed as [A] [B] [C] Critical neutral axis Centroidal neutral axis Balanced neutral axis Page 18 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. if the permissible stress in concrete reaches earlier than that in steel.

if the permissible stress in steel reaches earlier than that of concrete.[D] 103 All the above Answer : A In a singly reinforced beam. the beam section as called [A] [B] [C] [D] 104 Under reinforced section Over reinforced section Balanced section Critical section Answer : A The depth of neutral axis for under reinforced section is --------.the depth of critical neutral axis [A] [B] [C] [D] 106 Equal to Greater than Less than None of the above Answer : B For a balanced section.com . the tensile stress in the reinforcement [A] [B] [C] [D] 107 reaches its allowable stress is always less than its allowable stress may be greater than its allowable stress none of the above Answer : A The depth of neutral axis for a balanced section is --------.the depth of critical neutral axis [A] [B] [C] [D] 105 Equal to Greater than Less than None of the above Answer : C The depth of neutral axis for over reinforced section is ----------.that of a critical section Page 19 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.the depth of critical neutral axis [A] [B] [C] [D] 108 equal always greater than always less than may be sometimes greater than Answer : A Moment of resistance for a under reinforced section --------.

in working stress method of design.456.0 N/mm2 10. 2 N/mm2 1.0 N/mm2 20 N/mm2 Page 20 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. permissible compressive bending stress for M20 grade concrete is given by [A] [B] [C] [D] 5. the moment of resistance can be increased not more than [A] [B] [C] [D] 110 10% 15% 25% 50% Answer : C The working stress method is also known as [A] [B] [C] [D] 111 Elastic method Load factor method Critical method All the above Answer : A Working stress method of design results in -------------.0 N/mm2 2. permissible tensile stress for M20 grade concrete is given by [A] [B] [C] [D] 113 1.[A] [B] [C] [D] 109 Is equal to Is always greater than Is less than May be sometimes greater than Answer : C By over-reinforcing a beam.8 N/mm2 Answer : D In working stress method of design.0 N/mm2 7.percentages of compression steel than that of a limit state method of design [A] [B] [C] [D] 112 Equal Larger Smaller Half of the Answer : B As per IS.com .5 N/mm2 2.

6 N/mm2 1.0 N/mm2 7.6 N/mm2 0.8 N/mm2 1. in working stress method.0 N/mm2 1.2 N/mm2 Answer : B The bond stress for plain bars in compression is more than that for bars in tension by [A] [B] [C] [D] 117 25% 40% 60% 50% Answer : A The bond stress for deformed bars is more than that in plain bars by [A] [B] [C] [D] 118 25% 40% 60% 50% Answer : B As per IS:456.0 N/mm2 2.2 N/mm2 Answer : B When the nominal shear stress is less than permissible shear stress in concrete then [A] [B] Provide minimum shear reinforcement No shear reinforcement is necessary Page 21 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. permissible direct compressive stress M20 grade concrete in working stress method of designer [A] [B] [C] [D] 115 5. maximum shear stress for M20 glade concrete in working stress method is [A] [B] [C] [D] 119 1.Answer : B 114 As per IS: 456.com .8 N/mm2 2.0 N/mm2 20. is the grade of concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] 116 0. where M20.0 N/mm2 Answer : A As per IS: 456.0 N/mm2 10. permissible bond stress for plain bars in tension.

that which is calculated simple elastic theory [A] [B] [C] [D] 125 equal to less than greater than half of Answer : C Maximum area of tension reinforcement shall not exceed [A] 0. then [A] [B] [C] [D] 122 Concrete attains its permissible stress earlier Steel attains its permissible stress earlier Both concrete and steel reaches its permissible stresses simultaneously None of the above Answer : A Steel Beam theory is a method of designing [A] [B] [C] [D] 123 Balanced sections Critical sections Singly reinforced beams Doubly reinforced beams Answer : D According to steel Beam theory. stress in compressive steel is ------.stress in tension steel [A] [B] [C] [D] 124 less than greater than equal to twice Answer : C According to revised elastic theory. the steel in the compression zone is -----.com . the depth of doubly reinforced beam is [A] [B] [C] [D] 121 Greater Lesser almost equal twice Answer : B If the depth of actual neutral axis is greater than the depth of critical neutral axis.02 bd Page 22 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.[C] [D] 120 Provide design shear reinforcement None of the above Answer : A While compared with singly reinforced beams.

then the failure may result by [A] [B] [C] [D] 131 Diagonal tension Longitudinal tension Diagonal compression None of the above Answer : A The anchorage value of the hook for a mild steel bar is generally considered as (d = diameter of bar) CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.02 bd 0.02 bD 0.10 percent of the web area on each vertical face 0.04 bD Answer : D Maximum area of compression reinforcement shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 127 0.04 bd 0.[B] [C] [D] 126 0.04 bD Answer : C Side face reinforcement is provided when the depth of beam exceeds [A] [B] [C] [D] 128 250 mm 450 mm 550 mm 750 mm Answer : D The area of side face reinforcement shall not be less than [A] [B] [C] [D] 129 0.20 percent of the web area Answer : B The maximum of spacing of side face reinforcement shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 130 300 mm Web thickness Lesser of (a) and (b) Greater of (a) and (b) Answer : C A concrete block subjected to shear stresses.com Page 23 .15 percent of the web area on each vertical face 0.05 percent of the web area on each vertical face 0.04 bd 0.02 bD 0.

[A] [B] [C] [D] 132 8d 16 d 32 d 48 d Answer : B As per IS: 1139. cracking durability all the above Answer : A Limit state method of design has _________ major limit state conditions [A] [B] [C] [D] one two three four Answer : B CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.75d or 450 mm Answer : C The maximum spacing of main steel in slabs has been limited to [A] [B] [C] [D] 135 250 mm 300 mm 450 mm 500 mm Answer : B Limit state of collapse deals with [A] [B] [C] [D] 136 strength and stability of the structure conditions such as deflection.75 d 450 mm lesser of 0. permissible stress in compression steel reinforcement for High Yield strength deformed bars is [A] [B] [C] [D] 133 140 N/mm2 190 N/mm2 230 N/mm2 415 N/mm2 Answer : B According to IS: 456-2000 spacing of vertical stirrups for shear reinforcement has been limited to [A] [B] [C] [D] 134 0.com Page 24 .75 d or 300 mm lesser of 0.

137 In Limit state design.15 1.5 1.com Page 25 .006 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.0045 0.65 Answer : C Partial safety factor for strength in steel m Limit state design is [A] [B] [C] [D] 141 1.002 0.15 1.65 Answer : A The stress-strain curve concrete in compression follows [A] [B] [C] [D] 142 a straight line a rectangular parabolic curve a semi circular arc a cubic parabola Answer : B The ultimate strain of concrete at failure is [A] [B] [C] [D] 0.25 1.5 1.0035 0.25 1. the maximum working load that the structure has to withstand is called [A] [B] [C] [D] Service load Factored load Characteristic load Ultimate load Answer : C 138 The safe strengths for the materials are called their [A] [B] [C] [D] 139 Ultimate strength Characteristic strength Maximum strength none of the above Answer : B Partial safety factor for strength of concrete in Limit state design is [A] [B] [C] [D] 140 1.

com .1 0.67 0. by the action of atmospheric carbon dioxide with the alkali of the cement paste is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 147 atmospheric corrosion chloride corrosion oxidation carbonation Answer : D According to IS:456-2000.45 0. maximum water-cement ratio should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 146 0.5 0.Answer : B 143 The theoretical stress-strain curve of the concrete in the Limit State design of structures is correspondingly reduced by the factor [A] [B] [C] [D] 144 0.2 0.3 Answer : D According to IS:456-2000.65 0.35 0. the maximum allowable crack width (in mm) for mild type of environmental condition [A] [B] [C] [D] 148 0.75 Answer : B The reduction of the PH value.55 0.25 0.75 Answer : C According to IS:456 minimum cement content inclusive of admixtures is [A] [B] [C] [D] 145 200 kg/m3 300 kg/m3 450 kg/m3 550 kg/m3 Answer : B According to IS: 456. the following type of environments are considered for durability of concrete [A] two Page 26 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.

ii and iii Answer : C The pH value of Puzzolanic concrete is ________________ that of ordinary concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] 152 lower than much lower than higher than equal Answer : B According to IS: 456-2000. the maximum cement content exclusive of admixtures is [A] [B] [C] [D] 153 200 kg/m3 300 kg/m3 450 kg/m3 550 kg/m3 Answer : C The curing method is said to be good.80% None of the above Page 27 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. when the relative humidity is kept [A] [B] [C] [D] Greater than 80% Less than 50% 50% .[B] [C] [D] 149 four five six Answer : C Nominal cover for M30 grade concrete in moderate exposure is (as per IS:456-2000) [A] [B] [C] [D] 150 20 mm 30 mm 45 mm 50 mm Answer : B The main factors affecting the permeability of concrete are (i)Grade of concrete (ii)Minimum cement content (iii)Maximum water cement ratio [A] [B] [C] [D] 151 i i and ii ii and iii i.com .

031 0.15% and 4% by mass of cement respectively 4% and 0. limiting value of yield strain for Fe415 grade steel is [A] [B] [C] 0.038 Page 28 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.4 kg/m3 2 kg/m3 4 kg/m3 Answer : B Minimum cover for fire resistance for a given simply supported beam.15% by mass of cement respectively 0.0031 0.com .Answer : A 154 The maximum amount of chlorides and sulphates should not be more than [A] [B] [C] [D] 155 0. the total acid soluble chlorides in concrete is restricted to________ of concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] 156 0. when the fire rating is 1 hour--------[A] [B] [C] [D] 157 15 mm 20 mm 25 mm 30 mm Answer : B Modulus elasticity of steel is generally taken as [A] [B] [C] [D] 158 2 x 105 N/mm2 2 x 106 N/mm2 2 x 106 N/mm2 2 x 105 N/mm2 Answer : A Which of the following sections are preferable for designing a member [A] [B] [C] [D] 159 under reinforced sections over reinforced sections both (a) and (b) balanced sections Answer : A According to IS: 456-2000.30% and 2% by mass of cement respectively 2% and 0.2 kg/m3 0.30% by mass of cement respectively Answer : A According to IS:456-2000.

if the grade of steel in Fe415 [A] [B] [C] [D] 165 0.5 between 1. then the expression for moment of resistance of a singly reinforced section is [A] [B] 0.50 and 2.138 fck bd2 0.0120 fck bd2 Answer : B If the grade of steel is Fe250.0045 0. it is assumed that [A] [B] [C] [D] 164 the stress in steel to reach its yield limit before concrete failure the stress in concrete to reach its permissible limit before to reach yield stress in steel stresses in both concrete and steel reach their permissible values simultaneously none of the above are correct Answer : A The expression for moment of resistance(Mu) of a singly reinforced section is.006 Answer : B In general in the design of a section by limit method.0035 0.0 to 2.002 0.0031 0.0038 Answer : B For economical consideration.5 Answer : B The concrete is assumed to reach failure with a compression strain of [A] [B] [C] [D] 163 0.5 greater than 2. the ratio of overall depth to width should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 162 less than 1.149 fck bd2 0.com .138 fck bd2 Page 29 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.038 0.031 0.[D] 160 0.0 between 2.149 fck bd2 0. Limiting value of yield strain for Fe250 grade steel is [A] [B] [C] [D] 161 0.0038 Answer : D According to IS:456-2000.125 fck bd2 0.

2 0.35 2 3.75 fy None of the above Answer : B Strain compatibility method is the method used for the analysis and design of [A] [B] [C] [D] 169 singly reinforced sections doubly reinforced sections both (a) and (b) neither (a) nor (b) Answer : C The spacing of stirrups in doubly reinforced beams should be least of the following (i)Least Lateral dimension (ii)Sixteen times the diameter of longitudinal steel (iii)Forty eight times the diameter of transverse reinforcement [A] [B] [C] [D] 170 i i and ii i and iii i.012 fck bd2 Answer : A Minimum percentage of tension steel for a singly reinforced section Fe415 grade is [A] [B] [C] [D] 167 0.5 Answer : A Design yield stress for steel in tension and compression is [A] [B] [C] [D] 168 0. ii and iii Answer : D Development length is the length or extension that should be provided on either side from the [A] [B] [C] [D] face of the support point of maximum tension point of maximum compression point of minimum compression CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com Page 30 .87 fy 0.65 fy 0.[C] [D] 166 0.125 fck bd2 0.

Answer : B 171 The ultimate average anchorage bond stress for plain bars in tension is _______ if the grade of concrete is M20 [A] [B] [C] [D] 172 1.com Page 31 .92 N/mm2 2.24 N/mm2 2.40 N/mm2 Answer : B The length of bar necessary to develop the full strength of the bar is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 173 Bond Development length End anchorage Splicing Answer : B End anchorage of bars is taken as the greater of [A] [B] [C] [D] 174 Effective depth or 12 times the diameter of bar Effective depth or 16 times the diameter of bar Effective depth of 24 times the diameter of bar Effective depth of 48 times the diameter of bar Answer : A Lap splicing are not usually allowed for bars more than [A] [B] [C] [D] 175 25 mm 32 mm 36 mm None of the above Answer : C Flanged beams are preferred when the concrete in the slab is on the [A] [B] [C] [D] 176 compression side of the beam tension side of the beam may be compression side or tension side of the beam none of the above Answer : A The development length of bars in compression is taken as [A] [B] [C] 30 times bar diameter 40 times bar diameter 50 times bar diameter CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.60 N/mm2 1.

[D] 177 12 times bar diameter Answer : A Steel Beam theory is the method of analysis and a design of [A] [B] [C] [D] 178 Singly reinforced sections Doubly reinforced sections Both (a) and (b) Steel structures only Answer : B Limit state of collapse deals with [A] [B] [C] [D] 179 strength and stability of the structure conditions such as deflection.25 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. the maximum working load that the structure has to withstand is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 181 Service load Factored load Characteristic load Ultimate load Answer : C The safe strengths for the materials are called their [A] [B] [C] [D] 182 Ultimate strength Characteristic strength Maximum strength none of the above Answer : B Partial safety factor for strength of concrete in Limit state design is [A] [B] 1.com Page 32 . cracking durability all the above Answer : A Limit state method of design has _________ major limit state conditions [A] [B] [C] [D] 180 one two three four Answer : B In Limit state design.15 1.

com Page 33 .006 Answer : B 186 The theoretical stress-strain curve of the concrete in the Limit State design of structures is correspondingly reduced by the factor [A] [B] [C] [D] 187 0.25 1.5 0.65 Answer : A The stress-strain curve concrete in compression follows [A] [B] [C] [D] 185 a straight line a rectangular parabolic curve a semi circular arc a cubic parabola Answer : B The ultimate strain of concrete at failure is [A] [B] [C] [D] 0.5 1. maximum water-cement ratio should be [A] 0.5 1.67 0.75 Answer : C According to IS:456 minimum cement content inclusive of admixtures is [A] [B] [C] [D] 188 200 kg/m3 300 kg/m3 450 kg/m3 550 kg/m3 Answer : B According to IS: 456.65 Answer : C Partial safety factor for strength in steel m Limit state design is [A] [B] [C] [D] 184 1.35 0.15 1.[C] [D] 183 1.45 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.002 0.0045 0.0035 0.

[B] [C] [D] 189 0.com .65 0. the maximum allowable crack width (in mm) for mild type of environmental condition [A] [B] [C] [D] 191 0.55 0.3 Answer : D According to IS:456-2000.75 Answer : B The reduction of the PH value.2 0. by the action of atmospheric carbon dioxide with the alkali of the cement paste is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 190 atmospheric corrosion chloride corrosion oxidation carbonation Answer : D According to IS:456-2000.25 0. the following type of environments are considered for durability of concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] 192 two four five six Answer : C Nominal cover for M30 grade concrete in moderate exposure is (as per IS:456-2000) [A] [B] [C] [D] 193 20 mm 30 mm 45 mm 50 mm Answer : B The main factors affecting the permeability of concrete are (i)Grade of concrete (ii)Minimum cement content (iii)Maximum water cement ratio [A] [B] i i and ii Page 34 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.1 0.

30% and 2% by mass of cement respectively 2% and 0.15% and 4% by mass of cement respectively 4% and 0. when the relative humidity is kept [A] [B] [C] [D] 197 Greater than 80% Less than 50% 50% . the maximum cement content exclusive of admixtures is [A] [B] [C] [D] 196 200 kg/m3 300 kg/m3 450 kg/m3 550 kg/m3 Answer : C The curing method is said to be good. the total acid soluble chlorides in concrete is restricted to________ of concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] 199 0.2 kg/m3 0.15% by mass of cement respectively 0.com .30% by mass of cement respectively Answer : A According to IS:456-2000.[C] [D] 194 ii and iii i.4 kg/m3 2 kg/m3 4 kg/m3 Answer : B Minimum cover for fire resistance for a given simply supported beam. ii and iii Answer : C The pH value of Puzzolanic concrete is ________________ that of ordinary concrete [A] [B] [C] [D] 195 lower than much lower than higher than equal Answer : B According to IS: 456-2000.80% None of the above Answer : A The maximum amount of chlorides and sulphates should not be more than [A] [B] [C] [D] 198 0. when the fire rating is 1 hour--------[A] 15 mm Page 35 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.

5 Answer : B The concrete is assumed to reach failure with a compression strain of [A] 0.002 Page 36 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com .038 0.0031 0.0 between 2.031 0.0031 0. the ratio of overall depth to width should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 205 less than 1.5 greater than 2. limiting value of yield strain for Fe415 grade steel is [A] [B] [C] [D] 203 0.0038 Answer : B For economical consideration.[B] [C] [D] 200 20 mm 25 mm 30 mm Answer : B Modulus elasticity of steel is generally taken as [A] [B] [C] [D] 201 2 x 105 N/mm2 2 x 106 N/mm2 2 x 106 N/mm2 2 x 105 N/mm2 Answer : A Which of the following sections are preferable for designing a member [A] [B] [C] [D] 202 under reinforced sections over reinforced sections both (a) and (b) balanced sections Answer : A According to IS: 456-2000.0 to 2.0038 Answer : D According to IS:456-2000.5 between 1. Limiting value of yield strain for Fe250grade steel is [A] [B] [C] [D] 204 0.031 0.50 and 2.038 0.

138 fck bd2 0.149 fck bd2 0.012 fck bd2 Answer : A Minimum percentage of tension steel for a singly reinforced section Fe415 grade is [A] [B] [C] [D] 210 0.75 fy None of the above Answer : B Strain compatibility method is the method used for the analysis and design of Page 37 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.2 0.5 Answer : A Design yield stress for steel in tension and compression is [A] [B] [C] [D] 211 0.65 fy 0.0045 0.149 fck bd2 0.125 fck bd2 0. if the grade of steel in Fe415 [A] [B] [C] [D] 208 0.138 fck bd2 0.0120 fck bd2 Answer : B If the grade of steel is Fe250.35 2 3. then the expression for moment of resistance of a singly reinforced section is [A] [B] [C] [D] 209 0.[B] [C] [D] 206 0.com .0035 0.125 fck bd2 0.006 Answer : B In general in the design of a section by limit method.87 fy 0. it is assumed that [A] [B] [C] [D] 207 the stress in steel to reach its yield limit before concrete failure the stress in concrete to reach its permissible limit before to reach yield stress in steel stresses in both concrete and steel reach their permissible values simultaneously none of the above are correct Answer : A The expression for moment of resistance(Mu) of a singly reinforced section is.

[A] [B] [C] [D] 212 singly reinforced sections doubly reinforced sections both (a) and (b) neither (a) nor (b) Answer : C The spacing of stirrups in doubly reinforced beams should be least of the following (i)Least Lateral dimension (ii)Sixteen times the diameter of longitudinal steel (iii)Forty eight times the diameter of transverse reinforcement [A] [B] [C] [D] 213 i i and ii i and iii i. ii and iii Answer : D Development length is the length or extension that should be provided on either side from the [A] [B] [C] [D] 214 face of the support point of maximum tension point of maximum compression point of minimum compression Answer : B The ultimate average anchorage bond stress for plain bars in tension is _______ if the grade of concrete is M20 [A] [B] [C] [D] 215 1.24 N/mm2 2.com .92 N/mm2 2.60 N/mm2 1.40 N/mm2 Answer : B The length of bar necessary to develop the full strength of the bar is called [A] [B] [C] [D] 216 Bond Development length End anchorage Splicing Answer : B End anchorage of bars is taken as the greater of [A] [B] Effective depth or 12 times the diameter of bar Effective depth or 16 times the diameter of bar Page 38 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.

Grade of concrete CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com Page 39 . Answer : A Design shear strength of concrete is a function of i.[C] [D] 217 Effective depth of 24 times the diameter of bar Effective depth of 48 times the diameter of bar Answer : A Lap splicing are not usually allowed for bars more than [A] [B] [C] [D] 218 25 mm 32 mm 36 mm None of the above Answer : C Flanged beams are preferred when the concrete in the slab is on the [A] [B] [C] [D] 219 compression side of the beam tension side of the beam may be compression side or tension side of the beam none of the above Answer : A The development length of bars in compression is taken as [A] [B] [C] [D] 220 30 times bar diameter 40 times bar diameter 50 times bar diameter 12 times bar diameter Answer : A Steel Beam theory is the method of analysis and a design of [A] [B] [C] [D] 221 Singly reinforced sections Doubly reinforced sections Both (a) and (b) Steel structures only Answer : B Bending shear is sometimes referred to as [A] [B] [C] [D] 222 One way shear Punching shear Two way shear None of the above.Percentage of tension steel ii.

75 d 0.45 d 0.45 d 0.8 N/mm2 3.90 d d Page 40 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.1 N/mm2 3.com . ii and iii Answer : A Maximum allowable shear stress for M25 grade concrete is [A] [B] [C] [D] 224 2.5 N/mm2 Answer : C Minimum shear reinforcement is necessary to [A] [B] [C] [D] 225 Prevent brittle shear failure Prevent failure due to shrinkage and thermal stresses Hold the reinforcements in place while pouring concrete All the above.5 N/mm2 2. Answer : D Maximum allowable spacing of shear reinforcement for vertical stirrups is restricted to [A] [B] [C] [D] 226 d 0.90 d Answer : C According to IS: 456-2000 Maximum spacing of shear reinforcement in no case shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 227 250 mm 300 mm 350 mm 450 mm Answer : B Maximum allowable spacing of shear reinforcement for inclined stirrups with an inclination of 45° is restricted to [A] [B] [C] [D] 0.iii.75 d 0.Grade of steel [A] [B] [C] [D] 223 i and ii ii only i and iii i.

1 mm 0.the maximum values allowed for beams. [A] [B] [C] [D] 230 Half Of One-Fourth Of Twice Those Given In Answer : A The principle used for control of deflection in beams and slabs.3 mm Answer : D The Minimum bar spacing should not be less than [A] [B] [C] Diameter of the largest bar Maximum size of aggregate Greater of diameter of the largest bar and maximum size of aggregate CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.2 mm 0. Answer : C Basic value .com Page 41 .of Span to Depth ratio for cantilever to control deflection is [A] [B] [C] [D] 232 7 20 26 35 Answer : A Allowable crack width for reinforce concrete structure under normal conditions is [A] [B] [C] [D] 233 0 0.Answer : D 228 The diameter of the stirrups according to IS : 456-2000 should not be less than [A] [B] [C] [D] 229 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm Answer : B The Maximum shear stress in Slabs should not exceed -------. [A] [B] [C] [D] 231 Maxwell method Mohr‟s theorem Span to effective depth ratio Span to overall depth ratio.

20 percent of gross cross sectional area 0.[D] 234 Greater of diameter of the largest bar and maximum size of aggregate plus 5 mm Answer : D The Maximum spacing of Main reinforcement „m‟ slabs shall be [A] [B] [C] [D] 235 Less than three times of the effective depth Less than 300mm Smaller of (a) and (b) Greater of (a) and (b) Answer : C Basic value of span to depth ratio for simply supported beam to control deflection is [A] [B] [C] [D] 236 7 20 26 35 Answer : B The Maximum spacing of Secondary reinforcement in slabs should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 237 Less than 450 mm Less than 300 mm Smaller of three times the effective depth and 450 mm Smaller of five times the effective depth and 450 mm Answer : D The basic value of span to depth ratio for one way continuous slab is [A] [B] [C] [D] 238 20 26 35 40 Answer : B The Minimum amount of steel for Main reinforcement in slab should be (Fe 415.com Page 42 . Answer : A The Maximum percentage of steel in tension allowed for beams [A] [B] 0.grade of steel) [A] [B] [C] [D] 239 0.25 percent of gross cross sectional area.15 percent of gross cross sectional area 0.4 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.2 0.12 percent of gross cross sectional area 0.

8 WL Answer : D In moderate exposure .0 DL + 1.the total thickness of the slab [A] [B] [C] [D] 241 One-half One-fourth One-eighth One-sixteenth Answer : C Minimum steel in the main direction of a slab when using high yield steel [A] [B] [C] [D] 242 0.25 0. when the grade of steel is Fe-250 [A] [B] [C] [D] 244 0.0 DL + 1.20% 0.15% 0.44 Answer : C Select the incorrect from the following.12% 0.00% 4.2 0.0 LL 1.8 DL + 0.00% Answer : D Minimum percentage area of tension reinforcement .40% 2. the allowable crack width at the surface of concrete should be CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.8 WL 0.0 WL 1.0 DL + 0.34 0.[C] [D] 240 2 4 Answer : A The Maximum diameter steel in slabs should not exceed --------.8 LL + 0.20% 0.com Page 43 .8 LL + 0. The combinations of loads for serviceability conditions should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 245 1.25% Answer : B Maximum percentage of steel in compression should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 243 0.

415 steel and M20grade concrete.55 mm Answer : A For Fe. the balanced percentage of steel is [A] [B] [C] [D] 247 0.45 mm 0. Answer : A CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.75% 0.com Page 44 . Answer : B Secondary steel has to be provided across__________ of flanged beams [A] [B] [C] [D] Full effective width of flange The width of web Half of the width of flange None of the above. clause 39.4.65% 0.96% Answer : D According to IS : 456-2000.[A] [B] [C] [D] 246 0. Answer : B For ductility consideration.30 mm 0. stirrups should be provided for a shear of [A] [B] [C] [D] 248 at least 75% at least 50% at least 25 % none of the above.86% 0. the maximum percentage of steel used should not exceed ------of the balanced steel [A] [B] [C] [D] 249 25% 50% 60% 75% Answer : D Minimum steel required in slabs is mainly controlled by the following consideration [A] [B] [C] [D] 250 Cracking on the tension side Shrinkage and creep Both (a) and (b) None of the above.20 mm 0.

12% 0.1 mm 0.20% 0.251 The Percentage of steel in T-beam mainly based on [A] [B] [C] [D] Flange width Rib width Flange depth None of the above.for control of deflection [A] [B] [C] [D] 253 An exact method An empirical method An accurate method.20 m More than 20 m Answer : A In “Severe exposure” the allowable crack width at the surface of concrete should not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 255 0.15% 0. Answer : A The Minimum percentage of secondary steel in slabs for Fe.25% Page 45 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.3 mm 0. Answer : B 252 The span/effective depth ratio is ----------------.com . Both (a) and (c) Answer : B Basic values of span/effective depth ratios to be used for beams and slabs with spans [A] [B] [C] [D] 254 Less than 10m Less than 20 m 10 m.4 mm Answer : A The minimum percentage of tension steel is mainly based on the [A] [B] [C] [D] 256 Total depth Effective depth Both (a) and (b) None of the above.2 mm 0.415 grade steel should be __________ of Gross cross-section area [A] [B] [C] [D] 0.

iii.1% of total cross sectional area 0. Answer : B Side face reinforcement shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 259 0.compared to that of support section [A] [B] [C] [D] 258 May be decreased May be increased Must be kept equal None of the above.At mid span for simply supported circular slab [A] [B] [C] [D] 262 i i and ii i and iii i.2% of total cross sectional area 0.2 % web area.com .Answer : A 257 In order to achieve economy. At mid span in the case of slabs fixed. ii. Near the supports in the case of slabs fixed or continuous at the edge. the spacing of stirrups at mid span section---------.to the direction of the reinforcement Page 46 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. Answer : B Negative yield line form i.1% web area 0. Answer : A Which of the following is not a characteristic feature of yield lines? [A] [B] [C] [D] 261 Yield lines end at a slab boundary Yield lines are of parabolical shape Axes of rotation generally lie along the lines of supports None of the above. ii and iii Answer : A The yield line ultimate moment is obtained when the yield line is --------------. Answer : C To develop complete yield line pattern the slab must be [A] [B] [C] [D] 260 Under reinforced Over reinforced Both (a) and (b) None of the above.

Super position ii. Answer : A It is essential that the all possible yield line patterns have to be investigated to find the ----------[A] [B] [C] [D] 267 Highest value of the ultimate load Lowest value of the ultimate load Average value of all the loads. Page 47 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. None of the above.com . Equilibrium [A] [B] [C] [D] 264 i ii i and iii ii and iii Answer : D Select incorrect statement from the following.to the collapse load on the slab [A] [B] [C] [D] 266 Upper bound Lower bound Upper bound and lower bound respectively None of the above. Answer : B The virtual work method is based on the principle [A] External work done = Internal work done. In the Virtual work method. it is generally assumed that [A] [B] [C] [D] 265 Elastic deformations in the slab are negligible Plastic deformations in the slab are negligible Plastic deformations takes place at the yield lines Both (a) and (b) Answer : B Virtual work method and equilibrium method gives ---------------.[A] [B] [C] [D] 263 Parallel At right angles. Passes through Crosses at an angle of 45° Answer : B The ultimate load capacity of slabs can be determined by using the principle of i.Virtual work iii.

0% 1.5 % to 2.5% 1.[B] [C] [D] 268 External work done + Internal work done.5% 0.0% Answer : A CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com Page 48 .0% to 1. [A] [B] [C] [D] 272 Single direction Two directions at right angles with equal meshes Two directions at right angles with unequal meshes At the corners only Answer : C The percentage of reinforcement in slabs is generally in the range of [A] [B] [C] [D] 0.to that of obtained by virtual work method [A] [B] [C] [D] 269 Equal values Lesser values Higher values None of the above.5% to 1. when the reinforcement is arranged in. None of the above. External work done . Answer : A Yield line analysis by equilibrium method gives -----------------.Internal work done.3% to 0. Answer : A Yield line theory results in [A] [B] [C] [D] 270 Elastic solution Lower bound solution Upper bound solution Unique solution Answer : B The assumed yield line pattern is to be correct when the lower bound solution ---------the upper bound solution [A] [B] [C] [D] 271 May be greater than May be less than Will coincide with Must be less than Answer : C The slab is said to be orthotropically reinforced .

2 Lx x 0.1 Lx 0.the minimum depth required for balanced section. [A] [B] [C] [D] Equal to Less than Greater than Half of Answer : C 274 It is preferable.1 Ly x 1 Ly 0.com . Answer : B In a two way slab flexural bending develops [A] [B] [C] [D] 276 Along short span Along long span In Mutually perpendicular directions At the center of short span Answer : C Slabs which are supported in such a way that the corners are prevented from lifting are referred to as. that the design of slab should result in [A] [B] [C] [D] 275 A balanced section An under reinforced section Over reinforced section None of the above. the depth of slab should be ---------------. Answer : C The size of the mesh at each corner meant for torsion reinforcement in a rectangular slab of size (Lx ´ Ly) is Lx = shorter span Lx = Longer span [A] [B] [C] [D] 278 0.2 Lx Answer : D The span/over all depth ratio for a simply supported two-way slab according to IS : 4562000 is given by Page 49 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.2 Ly x 0.1 Lx x 0.273 In general.2 Ly 0. [A] [B] [C] [D] 277 One way slabs Two way slabs Restrained slabs Unrestrained slabs.

Short span ii.16 v fck ks 0.165 fck bd2 Answer : A In a limit state method of design.Type of supporting edge.com Page 50 . Answer : B According to IS: 456-2000 the ultimate moment of resistance of a slab for Fe . the calculated shear stress at the critical section of a slab shall not exceed.152 fck bd2 Mu = 0.138 fck bd2 Mu = 0.10 v fck Answer : A The moments developed in the slab are influenced by the following factors i. [A] [B] [C] [D] 283 Ks 0.20 v fck ks 0.145 fck bd2 Mu = 0. [A] [B] [C] [D] 282 Mu = 0.415 HYSD bars is.Magnitude and type of load on slab CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. iv. the span/overall depth ratio for a continuous two-way slab in order to control deflection is given by [A] [B] [C] [D] 280 20 28 32 40 Answer : C Reinforced concrete slab supported only on columns is said to be [A] [B] [C] [D] 281 Rigid slab Flat slab Both(a) and (b) None of the above. when shear reinforcement is not provided.Long span iii.25 v fck ks 0.[A] [B] [C] [D] 279 20 28 32 40 Answer : B According to IS: 456-2000.

iii and iv i and iii i.153 fck bd2 Answer : C In slabs the Maximum horizontal distance between parallel main reinforcement should not exceed i.148 fck bd2 Mu = 0.15% of gross cross sectional area 0.133 fck bd2 Mu = 0.2 mm 0.[A] [B] [C] [D] 284 i.1 mm 0. iii and iv Answer : D Minimum reinforcement in slabs.3 mm 0.25% of gross cross sectional area.4 mm Answer : B Limiting moment of resistance of a singly reinforced section for mild steel is [A] [B] [C] [D] 287 Mu = 0. ii .138 fck bd2 Mu = 0. Answer : A Permissible width of crack at the surface of concrete for „moderate‟ environmental conditions according to IS : 456-2000 is [A] [B] [C] [D] 286 0. when High yield strength deformed bars [A] [B] [C] [D] 285 0. iii and iv ii .20% of gross cross sectional area 0.com .Three times effective depth ii Five times effective depth iii 300mm iv 450 mm [A] [B] [C] [D] 288 i and iii i and iv ii and iii ii and iv Answer : A Slenderness ratio of the column is the ratio of [A] the effective length to width of column Page 51 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.12% of gross cross sectional area 0.

[B] [C] [D] 289 the effective length to depth of column the effective length to least lateral design none of the above Answer : C A Column is said to be short.com Page 52 . the clear distance between restraints should never exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 293 30 times the minimum dimensions of the column 40 times the minimum dimensions of the column 50 times the minimum dimensions of the column 60 times the minimum dimensions of the column Answer : D For Unbraced column. the ratio of the clear height of the column to the minimum dimension of the column shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 30 40 50 60 Answer : A CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail. when the slenderness ratio is [A] [B] [C] [D] 290 Less than 6 Less than 12 Less than 18 None of the above Answer : B Columns in which lateral loads have to be resisted in addition to vertical loads by the strength of the columns themselves are considered as [A] [B] [C] [D] 291 Braced columns Un braced columns Slender columns None of the above Answer : B The unsupported height of column (Lo) is generally [A] [B] [C] [D] 292 Clear height of the column Less than the clear height of the column More than the clear height of the column None of the above Answer : A In order to avoid the material failure in a braced column.

005 Answer : A 295 The compression in concrete (fc) at failure is given by [A] [B] [C] [D] 296 0.0045 0.50 fck 0.0035 0. the minimum eccentricity in no case [A] [B] [C] [D] 298 Shall be not less than 20mm Shall be not greater than 30mm Shall be 20mm-30mm None of the above Answer : A The minimum diameter of longitudinal steel should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 299 10 mm 12 mm 16 mm 20 mm Answer : B Minimum number of bars for a column of rectangular section [A] [B] [C] [D] Two Four Six Eight Page 53 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.87 fy 0.415 grade steel using stress-strain curve shall be [A] [B] [C] [D] 297 0.75 fy 0.75 fck Answer : B The compression in steel (fS) at failure for Fe .45 fy 0.30 fck 0.45 fck 0.com .002 0.55 fy Answer : B According to IS:456-2000.294 The ultimate failure is assumed to be reached when the section reaches a uniform compression strain of [A] [B] [C] [D] 0.

Ø> 12mm) [A] [B] [C] [D] 304 25 mm 30 mm 40 mm 50 mm Answer : C The Maximum spacing of the longitudinal bars measured long the periphery of the column should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 305 250 mm 300 mm 400 mm 450 mm Answer : B In any case.com .00% 1.Answer : B 300 Minimum number of bars for a circular column [A] [B] [C] [D] 301 Four Five Six Eight Answer : C Minimum percentage of longitudinal steel in a column should not be less than [A] [B] [C] [D] 302 0.80% 1. the minimum diameter of the link in a column.60% 0.20% Answer : B Maximum percentage of longitudinal steel in a column should be less than [A] [B] [C] [D] 303 6% 8% 9% 10% Answer : B Minimum cover to longitudinal steel in a column should be (if the diameter of bar. according to IS:456-2000 is [A] [B] [C] 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm Page 54 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.

[D] 306 10 mm Answer : B The diameter of the Links in column should be at least……….of the largest diameter of the longitudinal steel [A] [B] [C] [D] 307 One-half Three-fourth One eighth One – fourth Answer : D According to IS: 456 -2000. the spacing of links in a Column should be less than [A] [B] [C] [D] 308 16 x diameter of smallest longitudinal bar 24 x diameter of smallest longitudinal bar 48 x diameter of smallest longitudinal bar 48 x diameter of greatest longitudinal bar Answer : A A column said to be under uniaxial bending.com . when the eccentricity is [A] [B] [C] [D] 309 with respect to one axis only with respect to two axes zero 20 mm Answer : A Select the incorrect statement from the following In eccentrically loaded columns. [A] [B] [C] [D] 310 The tensile strength of concrete is ignored Design stress – strain curve for steel in compression is the same as in tension The strain at different points in the section will be same Plane section remain plane even after bending Answer : C The equilibrium equation for the condition that tension will be equal to the compression is given by [A] [B] [C] [D] 311 Compression in concrete = Tension in steel Compression in concrete + Compression in steel = Tension in steel Compression in concrete = Compression in steel None of the above Answer : B The Effective length of a column is defined as the [A] length between the fixed joints Page 55 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.

com . then the column is said to be [A] [B] [C] [D] 313 Short column Slender column Biaxial column All the above Answer : B According to IS:456.45 fck 0.[B] [C] [D] 312 length between the points of contra flexure unsupported length of the column Both (a) and (c) Answer : B When the ratio of the effective length of the rectangular columns to its lateral dimension exceeds12.2000 Page 56 CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.67 fck 0.30 fck Answer : C The Pitch of helixes in circular columns shall not exceed [A] [B] [C] [D] 316 25 mm 50 mm 60 mm 75 mm Answer : D The Minimum pitch of the helical reinforcement in circular columns should be [A] [B] [C] [D] 317 25 mm 40 mm 50 mm 60 mm Answer : A Which of the following method that is used to taken into account the slenderness effect of columns according to IS:456 . the diameter of the helices in circular a column shall be at least [A] [B] [C] [D] 314 The diameter of longitudinal steel One-half the diameter of longitudinal steel One-fourth the diameter of longitudinal steel Three-fourth the diameter of longitudinal steel Answer : C The Maximum strength attained in concrete in limit state design is generally taken as [A] [B] [C] [D] 315 fck 0.

the minimum slenderness ratio for a short column is [A] [B] [C] [D] Less than 12 Between 12 and 18 Less than 18 Must be greater than 18 Answer : A CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.50 times 2.50 to 1.00 to 1.50 times 0.[A] [B] [C] [D] 318 Reduction coefficient method Slenderness method Moment magnification method None of the above Answer : A The Effective length of braced column generally varies…………the unsupported length of the column [A] [B] [C] [D] 319 0.25 to 0.com Page 57 .00 to 2.50 times Answer : B The purpose of lateral ties in short reinforced concrete columns is to [A] [B] [C] [D] 320 Facilitate construction Facilitate compaction of concrete Increase the load carrying capacity of the columns Avoid buckling of longitudinal bars Answer : D The load carrying capacity of helically reinforced column as compared to that of column with ties is about [A] [B] [C] [D] 321 5% less 5% more 10% less 10% more` Answer : B Due to Circumferential action of the spiral reinforcement in a column [A] [B] [C] [D] 322 Capacity of column is decreased but ductility of column increases Both the capacity of column an ductility of column increases Capacity of column increases Ductility of the column reduces Answer : B According to IS:456-2000.00 times 1.

8% None of the above Answer : B CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS BY:shree0605@gmail.com Page 58 .323 Select the incorrect statement from the following [A] [B] [C] [D] Reinforcing bars in a column should not be less than 12 mm in diameter The number of longitudinal bars in a circular column should not exceed four The minimum percentage of longitudinal steel in columns should be 0.

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