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1. Two simply supported beams B1 and B2 have spans l and 2l respectively. Beam B1 has a cross-section of 1 x 1 units and beam B2 has a cross-section of 2 x 2 units. These beams are subjected to concentrated loads W each at the centre of their spans. The ratio of the maximum flexural stress in these beams is

A.    A.4
B.    B.2
C.    1/2
D.   1/4
Answer. A

2. Which type of light energy is effectively absorbed by CO2 in the lower boundary of the troposphere?

A.    X - rays
B.    UV - rays
C.    Visible light
D.   Infra-red rays
Answer. D

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3. The following steps are involved in laying a sewer in a trench:

1. Transferring the center line of the sewer to the bottom trench.
2. Setting sight rails over the trench.
3. Driving pegs to the level of the invert line of the sewer.
4. Placing the sewer of these steps is The correct sequence of these steps is
A. 1, 2, 3, 4
B. 2, 3, 4, 1

C.4, 2, 3, 1
D.2, 3, 1, 4
Answer. D

4. A horizontal rod AB carries three loads of 3.0 kg, 7.0 kg and 10.0 kg at distances of 2.0 cm, 9.0 cm and 15 cm respectively from A where it is hinged. Neglecting the weight of the rod, which is the point at which the rod will be balance ?

A.10.95 cm form A
B.11.25 cm from A
C.12.55 cm from A
D.13.25 cm form A
Answer. A

5. A soil has a bulk density of 1.80 g/cm3 at water content of 5%. If the void ratio remains constant, then its bulk density for a water content of 10% will be

A.1.88 g/cm3
B.1.80 g/cm3
C.1.98 g/cm3
D.1.70 g/cm3
Answer: Option A

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6. Which of the following assumptions are made in the analysis of jet impinging normally on a moving plate?

1. Friction between jet and plate is neglected
2. Flow is steady
3. Momentum of jet is unchanged
4. Plate moves at a constant velocity

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:
A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1, 3 and 4
Answer: Option C

7. A 3000 m long line lying at an elevation of 450 m measures 10 cm on a vertical photograph. The focal length of the camera is 21 cm. The scale of the photograph for the area having an elevation of 1000 m will be

A. 1 : 27381
B. 1 : 25008
C. 1 : 20606
D. 1 : 30421

Answer: Option A

8. The base width of a soil gravity dam is 25 m. The material of the dam has a specific gravity of 2.56 and the dam is designed as an elementary profile ignoring uplift. What is the approximate allowable height of the dam ?

A.64 m
B.40 m
C.164 m
D.80 m
Answer: Option B

9. In a gusseted base, when the end of the column is machined smooth for complete bearing, the axial load is transferred to base slab:

A. Fully through fastening
B. Fully by direct bearing
C. 50 % by direct bearing and 50% through fastening
D. 60 % by direct bearing and 40% through fastening
Answer: Option B

10. Distemper is used to coat

A. external concrete surfaces
B. interior surfaces not exposed to weather
C. woodwork
D. compound walls
Answer: Option B
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