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::Group index method of design of flexible pavement is

{
~A theoretical method
=An empirical method based on physical properties of sub-grade soil
~An empirical method based on strength characteristics of sub-grade soil
~A semi empirical method
}

::The function of an expansion joint in rigid pavements is to


{
~Relieve warping stresses
~Relieve shrinkage stresses
~Resist stresses due to expansion
=Allow free expansion
}

::The critical combination of stresses for corner region in cement concrete roads
is
{
~Load stress + warping stress frictional stress
~Load stress + warping stress + frictional stress
=Load stress + warping stress
~Load stress + frictional stress
}

::The ruling design speed on a National Highway in plain terrain as per IRC
recommendations is_____
{
~60 kmph
~80 kmph
=100 kmph
~120 kmph
}

::The terrain may be classified as rolling terrain if the cross slope of land
is_____
{
~10%
=between 10% and 25%
~between 25% and 60%
~more than 60%
}

::The transition curve used in the valley curve of highways as per IRC
recommendations is
{
~spiral
~emniscate
=cubic parabola
~hyperbola
}

::For design, that length of transition curve should be taken which is_____
{
~based on allowable rate of change of centrifugal acceleration
~based on rate of change of super elevation
-higher of (a) and (b)
~smaller of (a) and (b)
}
:: The maximum design gradient for vertical profile of a road is______
{
=ruling gradient
~limiting gradient
~exceptional gradient
~minimum gradient
}

::The percentage compensation in gradient for ruling gradient of 4% and horizontal


curve of radius 760 m is_____
{
~0.1 %
~1 %
~10%
=no compensation
}

::The value of ruling gradient in plains as per IRC recommendation is_________


{
~1 in 12
~1 in 15
~1 in 20
=1 in 30
}

::In case of summit curves, the deviation angle will be maximum when____
{
~an ascending gradient meets with another ascending gradient
=an ascending gradient meets with a descending gradient
~a descending gradient meets with another descending gradient
~an ascending gradient meets with a level surface
}

::If an ascending gradient of 1 in 50 meets a descending gradient of 1 in 50, the


length of summit curve for a stopping sight distance of 80 m will be______
{
~zero
~64m
~80m
=60m
}

::In CBR test the value of CBR is calculated at________


{
~2.5 mm penetration only
~5.0 mm penetration only
~7.5 mm penetration only
=both 2.5mm and 5.0 mm penetrations
}

::The method of design of flexible pavement as recommended by IRC is________


{
~group index method
=CBR method
~Westergaard method
~Benkelman beam method
}
::Bottom most layer of pavement is known as______
{
~wearing course
~base course
~sub-base course
=subgrade
}

::Flexible pavement distribute the wheel load________


{
~directly to subgrade
~through structural action
=through a set of layers to the subgrade
~through sub-base
}

::Select the correct statement


{
~More the value of group index, less thickness of pavement will be required.
~More the value of CBR, greater thickness of pavement will be required.
=Minimum and maximum values of group index can be 0 and 20 respectively.
~CBR value is taken for 5 mm penetration alone
}

::If the group index value of subgrade is between 5 and 9, then the subgrade is
treated as
{
~good
~fair
=poor
~very poor
}

::Rigidity factor for a tyre pressure greater than 7 kg/cm2 is


{
~equal to 1
=less than 1
~greater than 1
~zero
}

::The fundamental factor in the selection of pavement type is______


{
~climatic condition
=type and intensity of traffic
~subgrade soil and drainage conditions
~availability of funds for the construction project
}

::Most suitable material for highway embankments is_________


{
=granular soil
~organic soil
~silts
~clays
}

::Vignoles rail is also known as___________


{
~bull headed rails
~double headed rails
~single headed rails
=flat footed rails
}

::Pick up the incorrect statement from the following


{
~Fish plates fit the underside of the rail head
~Fish plates fit the top of the rail foot
=Fish plates fit the web of the rail section
~Cross sectional area of fish plates, is normally the same as that of the rail
section.
}

::Minimum depth of ballast prescribed for Broad Gauge lines of Indian Railways, is
{
~20 cm
~15 cm
=25 cm
~30 cm
}

::Best ballast contains stones varying in size from


{
~1.5 cm to 3 cm
~2.0 cm to 4 cm
=2.0 cm to 5 cm
~2.5 cm to 6 cm
}

::For holding a rail in position, no chairs are used for


{
=flat footed rails
~bull headed rails
~double headed rails
~single headed rails
}

::Pot sleepers are in the form of


{
=Cast Iron sleeprs
=wooden sleepers
~steel sleeprs
~RCC sleepers
}

::To prevent percolation of water into formation, moorum is used as a blanket for
{
=black cotton soil
~sandy soil
~clayey soil
~laterite soil
}

::Distance between inner faces of the flanges, is kept


{
~equal to the gauge distance
=slightly less than the gauge distance
~slightly more than the gauge distance
~two times the gauge distance
}

::Overall depth of a dog spike, is


{
=120.6 mm
~155.90 mm
~135 mm
~150 mm
}

::Best wood for wooden sleepers is


{
~chir
~deodar
~sal
=teak
}

::Bearing plates are used to fix


{
=flat footed rails to the wooden sleepers
~double headed rails to the wooden sleepers
~bull headed rails to the wooden sleepers
~flat footed rails to the cast iron sleepers
}

::A welded rail joint is generally


{
~supported on a sleeper
~supported on a metal plate
=suspended
~square joint
}

::The quantity of stone ballast required per metre tangent length, is


{
~1.14 cu.m
~1.13 cu.m
~1.12 cu.m
=1.11 cu.m
}

::For flat bottom sleepers, maximum size of ballast, is


{
=50 mm
~40 mm
~33 mm
~25 mm
}

::Coning of wheels
{
~prevent longitudinal movement of wheels
~doesnot provide smooth running of trains
~avoid excessive wear of outer faces of rail
=prevent lateral movement of wheels
}
::The sleepers which satisfy the requirements of an ideal sleeper, are
{
~cast iron sleepers
~R.C.C. sleepers
~steel sleepers
=wooden sleepers
}

::At a rail joint, the ends of adjoining rails, are connected with a pair of fish
plates and______
{
~2 fish bolts
=4 fish bolts
~6 fish bolts
~8 fish bolts
}

::The main function of a fish plate is


{
=to join two rails together
~to join rails with the sleeper
~to allow rail to expand and contract freely
~to reduce deformation of rails
}

::For developing thinly populated areas, the correct choice of gauge is


{
~metre gauge
=narrow gauge
~broad gauge
~standard gauge
}