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MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

I. Select correct option/options from the following questions. (1 to 196)


1. Minimum grade of concrete for moderate exposure with normal weight
aggregates is
(a) M 15
(b) M 20
(c) M 25
(d) M 35
2. Concrete surfaces exposed to sea water spray is considered exposure
condition
(a) extreme
(b) very severe
(c) severe
(d) moderate
3. Concrete surface buried under non-aggressive soil/groundwater is
considered exposed to condition
(a) moderate
(b) severe
(c) very severe
(d) extreme
4. M 45 concrete is regarded as
(a) ordinary concrete
(b) standard concrete
(c) high strength concrete
(d) ultra-high strength concrete
5. M 75 concrete is regarded as
(a) ordinary concrete
(b) standard concrete
(c) high strength concrete
(d) ultra-high strength concrete
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6. For strength calculations and serviceability calculations, Poissons ratio
of concrete is take
espectively as
(a) 0.15 and 0.1
(b) 0.1 and 0.15
(c) 0.2 and 0.15
(d) 0.15 and 0.2
7. In the absence of data the approximate value of the total shrinkage strain
may be taken as
(a) 0.0001
(b) 0.0003
(c) 0.001
(d) 0.003
8. If age of loading on concrete structure is 28 days, the creep coefficient
may be taken as
(a) 2.2
(b) 2.0
(c) 1.8
(d) 1.6
9. Yield strength of mild steel is
(a) 250 N/mm

(b) 415 N/mm


(c) 500 N/mm
2
2
2
(c) 480 N/mm
2
10. The Youngs modulus for all grades of steel is
(a) 180 kN/mm

(b) 200 kN/mm


(c) 210 kN/mm

(d) 200 kN/cm


2
2
2
2
11. Which one of the following is not the diameter of market form of
reinforcing bar?
(a) 16 mm
(b) 18 mm
(c) 20 mm
(d) 22 mm
12. Bars larger than ______ diameter should not be bundled.
(a) 22 mm
(b) 25 mm
(c) 28 mm
(d) 32 mm
13. Which one of the following is not the diameter of the market form of
reinforcing bars?
(a) 28 mm
(b) 30 mm
(c) 32 mm

14. If a roof is sloping at 12, imposed load to be considered in the design


is
(a) 1.5 kN/m

(b) 1.0 kN/m


(c) 0.75 kN/m

(d) 0.71 kN/m


2
2
n
i
2
2
15. In design of a flat R.C.C. roof without access except for maintenance,
imposed load to be
considered is
(a) 1.5 kN/m

(b) 1.25 kN/m


(c) 1.0 kN/m

(d) 0.75 kN/m


2
2
2
2
16. In the design of a seven-storey building, while designing the columns
of 5th storey reduction i
mposed loads on floor is
(a) 0%
(b) 10%
(c) 20%
(d) 30%
17. In designing a structure at a height 25 m in a region with wind velocity
V, the wind pressure to be
considered in
(a) 0.45 V

(b) 0.5 V
(c) 0.6 V

(d) 0.75 V
2
2
2
2
18. Upto a height of ______ wind pressure on a structure is considered to
be uniform.
(a) 20 m
f
i
(b) 30 m
(c) 40 m
(d) 50 m
19. Snow load need not be considered in the design of structures in cold
regions, if slope of the roo
s more than
(a) 25
(b) 30
(c) 45
(d) 60
20. Which one of the following is not correct load combination in
structural design
(a) DL + WL
(b) DL + WL + IL
(c) DL + WL + SL
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(d) DL + WL + IL + SL
where DL = dead load
WL = wind load
IL = imposed load
SL = wind load
21. A structure design should
(a) sustain all loads
(b) sustain the deformation
(c) should have adequate resistance to misuse and fire
(d) all the above
22. In the working stress method of R.C.C. design which one of the
following is correct?
(a) Shear deformations are neglected.
(b) Stress-strain relation is linear, both for steel and concrete.
(c) The modular ratio between steel and concrete remains constant.
(d) All the above.
23. In the working stress method of R.C.C. design factor of safety used for
concrete and steel are
respectively
(a) 3 and 1.85
(b) 4 and 1.85
(c) 4 and 2
(d) 3 and 1.5
24. In the working stress method of R.C.C. design, modular ratio between
steel and concrete used is
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
where s
is permissible compressive stress in bending for concrete.
25. In working stress method of design, factor of safety is
bc
A. B.
(a) Both A and B are true
(b) A is true and B is false
(c) A is false and B is true
(d) Both A and B are false
26. The failure criteria in the ultimate load method of design is
(a) stress
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(b) strain
(c) load
(d) all the above
27. Limit state method of R.C.C. design takes care of structure
A. Its safety
B. Its fitness throughout its designed life. Select your answer code from
the list given below:
(a) Both A and B are true
(b) A is true but is not true
(c) A is not true but B is true
(d) Both A and B are not true.
28. Limit state method is based on probable
A. Load
B. Strength.
Select your answer code from the list given below:
(a) Both A and B are true
(b) A is true and B is false
(c) A is false and B is true
(d) Both A and B are false
29. Characteristic load means
(a) maximum load
(b) mean load
(c) mean load + 5 % of standard deviation
(d) mean load + 10 % of standard deviation
30. Characteristic strength is
(a) minimum assured strength
(b) minimum assured strength +1.64 times standard deviation
(c) mean strength
(d) mean strength + 1.64 times standard deviation
31. If standard deviation is 4 N/mm
2
, the mean strength of M : 20 concrete should be
(a) 16 N/mm

(b) 20 N/mm
(c) 24 N/mm

(d) 26.4 N/mm


2
2
y
a
2
2
32. Partial safety factors for dead load and imposed load combination for
limit state of serviceabilit
re
(a) 1.0 and 1.0
(b) 1.5 and 1.5
(c) 1.2 and 1.2
(d) 1.0 and 0.8