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1. The platform at the end of a series of steps, is known as


A : platform

B : relief

C : rest

D : landing

2. The skirting/dado in a bath roof should be upto


A : ceiling

B : 15 cm above floor level

C : 200 cm

D : level of the tap.

3. For a wall carrying heavy load on low bearing capacity soil,


A : lean concrete bed is provided

B : thick concrete bed is provided

C : reinforced concrete bed is provided

D : (a) and (c) of the above

4. In places where the soil is soft and has small resistance to the flow of concrete, which one of the following types of piles, is used


A : vibro pile

B : pressure pile

C : Franki pile

D : pedestal pile.

5. The compaction of concrete in the drilled pile hole is done by compressed air in the case of


A : simplex pile

B : Franki pile

C : pressure pile

D : vibro pile.

6. Cast iron piles


A : are suitable for works under sea water

B : resist shocks or vibrations

C : are suitable for use as batter piles

D : are useful for heavy vertical loads.

9. The position of a brick when laid on its side 9 cm x 9 cm with its frog in the vertical plane, is called


A : brick on edge

B : brick on end

C : brick on bed

D : brick held vertically.

10. The depth of the ground water table may be ascertained by


A : looking through the well in the vicinity

B : standing on the well in the vicinity

C : measuring the depth of water in the well

D : none of the above.

1. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following :


A : In king post truss, one vertical post is used

B : In a queen post truss, one vertical post is used

C : In a queen post truss, two vertical posts are used

D : None of these.

2. The formWork including the props can be removed from beams, only after


A : 3 day

B : 7 days

C : 14 days

D : 21 days.

3. Pick up the correct specification of one-room quarters generally adopted from the following :


A : six quarters in a row

B : the size of room is either 3.5 m x 3 m or 4.2 m x 2.5 m

C : the front verandah is kept 2 m wide.

D : all the above.

4. For the construction of flyovers in sandy soils, the type of foundation provided, is


A : strap footing

B : raft footing

C : combined footing

D : pier footing

5. Auger boring


A : is the most primitive method for making a hole in the ground

B : is generally employed in cohesive and other self soils above water table

C : is most economical upto a depth of 5 metres

D : is done by portable power driven helical augers those diameters range from 7.5 to 30 cm

6. The stone whose crushing strength is least, is


A : granite

B : chalk

C : marble

D : slate

7. The brick laid with its length parallel to the face of a wall, is a known as


A : header

B : stretcher

C : closer

D : none of these.

8. Two columns 50 cm x 50 cm and 60 cm x 60 cm carry 80 tonnes and 120 tonnes of loads respectively. The centre to centre distance between columns is 5.00 metres. The permissible bearing capacity of the soil is 20 t/m 2 . If the footing is not to project more than 25 cm beyond the outside of the smaller column, pick up the correct design parameters of the footing from the following:


A : distance of C.G. of the loads from the smaller column = 3.00 m

B : the length of the foundation slab = 7.00 m

C : area of footing slab = 11.00 m 2

D : width of the footing = 1.57 m.

9. The inclined support at the ends of treads and rises of a stair, is known as


A : baluster

B : header

C : string

D : beam.

10. The bearing capacity of a water logged soil, may be improved by


A : grouting

B : chemical action

C : drainage

D : compaction.

1. While investigating the site, a thick layer of fairly firm clay over a deep layer of soft clay is encountered. In such a situation, the following type of foundation is useful :


A : pile formation

B : raft foundation

C : grillage foundation

D : none of these.

2. Herringbone bond is used for


A : walls having thickness more than 4 bricks

B : architectural finish to the face work

C : ornamental panels in brick flooring

D : all the above.

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