PSC Mock Test

# PSC Assistant Engineer Civil (KSEB) Model Questions & Answers

51. Bearing capacity should be calculated from the criteria of
(A) shear only (B) settlement only
(C) both settlement and shear (D) cohesion only

52. Floating foundation is a type of
(A) well foundation (B) pile foundation
(C) pier foundation (D) Raft foundation

53. A shallow foundation is a foundation that
(A) has low bearing capacity
(B) has a depth of embedment less than its width
(C) is resting on the ground surface
(D) causes less settlement

54. Diameter of a circular footing is 3m and side of a square footing is 3m.Both the footings are in the same soil(c-Ø) at same depth. The ultimate bearing capacity of circular footing is
(A) less than square footing (B) more than square footing
(C) same as square footing (D) not comparable

55. The energy stored in a material within elastic limit when it is under strain is called
(A) impact (B) shock resistance
(C) resilience (D) elasticity

56. The property of a material enabling it to resist deformation under stress is called
(A) toughness (B) stiffness
(C) strength (D) brittleness

57. The rate of change of bending moment is equal to
(A) shear force (B) deflection
(C) slope (D) axial thrust

58. The point in a beam where the shear force changes sign is called the point of
(A) maximum BM (B) zero shear
(C) zero curvature (D) maximum curvature

59. For a simply supported beam ,carrying a uniformly distributed load ,the shape of the bending moment diagram will be,
(A) triangular (B) parabolic
(C) circular (D) cubical

60. A cantilever beam of length L,cross-section A is subjected to a total uniformly distributed Load of W and a concentrated load W1 at a distance L1 from free end will have maximum moment of
(A) (WL/2)+ W1 L1 (B) (WL2/2)+ W1 L1
(C) [W(L-L1)/2]+ W1 L1 (D) (WL/2)+ W1 (L-L1 )

61. Out of the following mild steel section ,the most economical section is
(A) I section (B) circular section
(C) rectangular section (D) channel section

62. The shear stress on the principal plane is
(A) maximum (B) minimum
(C) zero (D) intermediate

63. If the number of members provided is more than the requirement,then the frame will be classified as
(A) perfect frame (B) redundant frame
(C) deficient frame Portal frame (D) Portal frame

64. The most suitable reason to adopt hollow circular section in place of solid circular shaft Is
(A) weight per unit length is less
(B) more strength for same weight per unit length
(C) easy to manufacture
(D) easy to transport

65. The back sight reading on a BM(200m) was 2.650m.If the inverted staff reading to the bottom of a cantilever porch slab is 0.350m,the RL of the bottom of the slab is
(A) 202.300 (B) 203.000
(C) 2.3000 (D) 3.000

66. A survey in which horizontal and vertical locations are fixed by linear and angular measurements is known as
(A) geodetic survey (B) cadastral survey
(C) city survey (D) Topographical survey

67. The survey in which the curvature of earth is ignored is called
(A) Plane survey (B) geodetic survey
(C) geological survey (D) aerial survey

68. As per Indian Standard ,the length of one link in 30m chain should be
(A) 0.20m (B) 0.30m
(C) 0.40m (D) 0.15m

69. The error in measured length due to sag of chain or tape is known as
(A) positive error (B) negative error
(C) compensating error (D) instrumental error

70. The base line is measured with
(A) metallic tape (B) steel tape
(C) Invar tape (D) Chain

71. If the fore bearing of a line AB is observed to be 12°24’ ,the back bearing of line AB should be
(A) 77°36’ (B) 97°36’
(C) 167°36’ (D) 192°24’

72. At magnetic poles, the dip of magnetic needle is
(A) 0 degree (B) 45 degree
(C) 90 degree (D) 120 degree

73. In levelling the error due to refraction is
(C) compensating (D) progressive

74. Closed contours with higher values inside represents
(A) depression (B) Hill
(C) Plane surface (D) pond