# VOCATIONAL TEACHER-CIVIL CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE(VHSE) EXAM :07-05-2016

VOCATIONAL TEACHER-CIVIL CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE(VHSE)
1.The first staff reading is taken after the level is setup is called
A.Back sight*
B.Fore sight
C.Intermediate sight
D.None of these
Ans:A

2.In coastal region minimum grade of concrete for RCC as per IS 456-2000:
A.M15
B.M20
C.M25
D.M30*
Ans:D
3.The number of plastic hinges necessary to convert a beam fixed at one end and propped at other end is:
A.1
B.2*
C.3
D.4
Ans:B
4.The bitumen grade 80/100 indicates:
A.Viscosity
B.Specific gravity
C.Penetration*
D.None of these
Ans:C
5.The maximum limit of super elevation for plain terrain as per IRC recommendations is:
A.1 in 10*
B.1 in 15
C.1 in 20
D.1 in 30
Ans:A
6.A simply supported beam carries a working live load of 2.5 kN/m and dead load is 3.5 kN/m.The design load for limit state of collapse is:
A.6 kN
B.7 kN
C.9 kN*
D.12 kN
Ans:C
7.Standard EDTA solution is used to determine:
A.Hardness in water*
B.Acidity in water
C.Chlorides in water
D.All of these
Ans:A
8.For a bar of diameter ‘d’ the anchor age value of hook is:
A.8d
B.10d
C.16d*
D.20d
Ans:C
9.The ability of material to absorb large amount of energy is:
A.Elasticity
B.Ductility
C.Hardness
D.Toughness*
Ans:D
10.The unit in which both sedimentation and digestion process of sludge take place simultaneously is:
A.Digestion tank
B.Skimming tank
C.Imhoff tank*
D.Detritus tank
Ans:C
11.In the theory of plastic bending of beams,the ratio of plastic moment to yield moment is:
A.Shape factor*
B.Plastic section modulus
C.Bulk modulus
D.Shear modulus
Ans:A
12.Camber on highway pavement is provided to take care of:
A.Centrifugal force
B.Drainage*
C.Sight distance
D.Off tracking
Ans:B
13.Fine aggregate confirming of which zone is not recommended for making reinforced concreate:
A.Zone I
B.Zone II
C.Zone III
D.Zone IV*
Ans:D
14.The quantity of Gypsum added in cement varies from 2 to 3% will depend upon the quantity of:
A.C3A in cement*
B.C4AF in cement
C.C3S in cement
D.C2S in cement
Ans:A
15.Strain Energy per unit volume is called:
A.Resilience
B.Proof resilience
C.Bulk resilience
D.None of these*
Ans:D
16.Bond between steel and concrete ensures:
A.Stress compatibility
B.Strain compatibility*
C.Both (A) and(B)
D.None of these
Ans:B
17.Rapid curing cutback bitumen is produced by lending bitumen with:
A.Benzene*
B.Kerosine
C.Diesel
D.Petrol
Ans:A
18.The relationship between the length(I)and radius(r)of an ideal transition curve is given by:
A.la r
B.I a 1/r
C.I a r2
D.I a 1/r2*
Ans:D
19.The minimum dissolved oxygen content(ppm)in a river necessary for the survival of aquatic life is:
A.0
B.2
C.3
D.4*
Ans:D
20.Spire test is used for adjustment of:
A.Line of sight
B.Adjustment of altitude bubble
C.Horizontal axis*
D.Vertical axis
Ans:C
21.The ratio of shear stress to shear strain is constant within elastic limit is called
A.Torsional rigidity
B.Modulus of rigidity*
C.Young’s modulus
D.Volumetric strain
Ans:B
22.In trigonometric leveling,combined correction is:
A.0.0673 D2m*
B.0.0112 D2m
C.0.0785 D2m
D.None of these
Ans:A
23.The increase in metacentric height:
A.Increase stability *
B.Decrease stability
C.Increase comfort for passengers
D.All of these
Ans:A
24.What is the angle between two plane mirrors of an optical square?
A.150
B.300
C.450*
D.900
Ans:C
25.Characteristic compressive strength of concrete is:
A.The same as the average cylinder strength
B.The same as the average cube strength*
C.Lower than the average cylinder strength
D.Higher than the average cube strength
Ans:B
26.Distances are measured with instruments that rely on propagation,reflection and subsequent reception of either radio,visible light or infra red waves by:
A.Geodimeter
B.Telluro meter
C.Distomat
D.All of these*
Ans:D
27.Coagulation-flocculation with alum is performed:
A.Before screening
B.After rapid sand  filteration
C.Before rapid sand filteration*
D.Immediately before chlorination
Ans:C
28.Three  point problem can be solved by:
A.Graphical method
B.Tracing paper method
C.Trial and error method
D.All of these*
Ans:D
29.The mass production of railway sleepers can be done with:
A.Hoyer system*
B.Magnel system
C.Gifford udall system
D.None of these
Ans:A
30.A pre-stressed concrete beam is loaded with two point loads.The profile of cable is laid based on the load balancing concept,the shape of profile is:
A.Paraboli
B.Triangular
C.Trapezoidal*
D.None of these
Ans:C
31.For a station to be free of local attraction:
A.Fore and back bearings of the line should be exactly same
B.Fore and back bearings of line should differ by exactly 1800*
C.Fore and back bearings of line should be measured accurately
D.None of these
Ans:B
32.Closed contours with higher  value inside represent a:
A.Hill*
B.Valley
C.Plain surface
D.None of these
Ans:A
33.Consistency index for a clayey soil is[Liquid limit=LL,Plastic limit=PL,Plasticity index=PI and natural water content=WJ:
A.LL-PL
B.(W-PL)/PI
C.(LL-W)/PI*
D.All of these
Ans:C
34.In a cantilever beam,if the length is doubled while keeping the cross section and the concentrated load acting at the free end is same,the deflection at the free end will increase by:
A.2 times
B.4 times
C.6 times
D.8 times*
Ans:D
35.In  leveling height of instrument is:
A.Height of leveling staff
B.Elevation of plane of collimation*
C.Height of Tripod
D.Sum of reduced level of BM and foresight
Ans:B
36.Roof truss is provided when the span is:
A.Less than 4 m
B.More than 5 m*
C.Between 4 m and 5m
D.All of these
Ans:B
37.A 10 cm theodolite means that:
A.Diameter of the graduated circle of its lower plate is 10 cm*
B.Length of its telescope is 10 cm
C.Height of the telescope is 10 cm
D.Diameter of the graduated circle of its vertical circle is 10 cm
Ans:A
38.A column of length L,one end fixed,at other end lateral displacement and partial rotation.The effective length of column is:
A.0.5 L
B.0.7 L
C.L
D.1.5 L*
Ans:D
39.The expected life of cement concrete floor is taken as:
A.10 years*
B.25 years
C.50 years
D.100 years
Ans:A
40.The boundaries between the pavement and shoulder or foot paths are called:
A.Kerbs*
B.Burrow pit
C.Berms
D.None
Ans:A
41.Vertical windows built on sloping sides of a pitched roof:
A.Corner window
B.Bay window
C.Dormer window*
D.Glazed window
Ans:C
42.If 20 m arc length is the basis for the degree of curve then radius of curve is:
A.573/D metres
B.1146/D metres*
C.1600/D metres
D.5730/D metres
Ans:B
43.A pin jointed plane frame with’n’ number of member and ‘j’number of joints will be stable:
A.n=2j-3*
B.n>2j-3
C.n<2j-3
D.None of these
Ans:A
44.The permissible shear stress in concrete for beams without shear reinforcement depends upon:
B.Percentage of tension reinforcement
C.Both(A)and (B)*
D.None
Ans:C
45.The minimum grade of concrete used for post-tensioning system is:
A.M20
B.M30*
C.M40
D.M60
Ans:B
46.A thin cylindrical vessel of internal diameter’d’ and thickness ‘t’ subjected to fluid pressure’p’ longitudinal stress is:
A.pd/2t
B.pd/t
C.pd/4t*
D.pd/8t
Ans:C
47.Reciprocal leveling eliminates the effect of:
A.Errors due to curvature of earth
B.Errors due to atmospheric refraction
C.Errors due to line of collimation
D.All of these*
Ans:D
48.Pile caps are used on a group of piles to:
A.Increase the load bearing of each pile
B.Protect the piles from lateral displacement
C.Protect in case of offshore structure
D.Spread the vertical and horizontal loads to all the piles*
Ans:D
49.According to IS 456-2000,maximum compressive stress in concrete for design purpose is taken as:
A.0.380 fck
B.0.416 fck
C.0.446 fck*
D.0.670 fck
Ans:C
50.The relative density of a soil having maximum dry density rd(max)=2 minimum dry density 1.2 and normal density is 1.6:
A.75%
B.62.5%*
C.66.67%
D.50%
Ans:B
51.If the uniformity coefficient Cu=9 and coefficient of curvature Cc=1 for a soil then D30/D10 for the soil is:
A.1
B.2
C.3*
D.4
Ans:C
52.The whole circle bearings of line AB and BC and 60015’ and 150030’.What is the included angle ABC between the lines AB and BC:
A.90015’
B.210045’
C.149015’
D.89045’*
Ans:D
53.The distance from two point on a photographic point to the principal line are 68.24 mm to left and 58.48 mm to the right.The angle between the two points measured with a transit  theodolite is 44030’.Focal length of the lens is equal to:
A.150 mm
B.154.7 mm*
C.160 mm
D.180 mm
Ans:B
54.It is proposed to put in a circular curve of 20 chains radius with transition curves 3 chains long at each end.The total deflection angle of the combined curve is 40030’.The total tangent length in chains is:
A.8.882*
B.10.98
C.15
D.18.50
Ans:A
55.Which of the following figure are equal to one acre?
A.43560 sq.ft
B.40 Gunthas
C.10 sq.Gunter’s chain*
D.All of these
Ans:C
56.A cylindrical shell is 3 m long and 1000 mm internal diameter and 15 mm thickness is subjected to an internal pressure of 1.5 N/mm2.The maximum shear stress developed in N/mm2is:
A.12.5*
B.15.5
C.16
D.18.3
Ans:A
57.Slenderness ratio of a 5 m long column fixed at both ends and having a circular cross section with dia 10 cm is:
A.100*
B.125
C.150
D.200
Ans:A
58.The shape factor of rectangular section:
A.1
B.1.5*
C.2
D.2.5
Ans:B
59.Negative float can occur in case of:
A.Normal activity
B.Critical activity
C.Sub-critical activity
D.Super critical activity*
Ans:D
60.Sea water has a total dissolved solids concentration of about:
A.360 mg/litre
B.3,600 mg/litre
C.36,000 mg/litre*
D.3,60,000 mg/litre
Ans:C
61.Maximum value of strain hardening modulus occurs:
A.At the beginning of strain hardening curve
B.During first half of strain-hardening curve*
C.During second half of strain hardening curve
D.At the end of strain hardening curve
Ans:B
62.A 30 m metric chain is found to be 10 cm too short throughout a measurement.If the distance measured is recorded as 300m.What is the actual distance?
A.300.1 m
B.299 m*
C.301 m
D.304 m
Ans:B
63.The unknown multiplies or independent constants used for finding most probable values of unknown are known as:
A.Correlates*
B.Matching value
D.None of these
Ans:A
64.The photographic coordinates of pt A is +8.48 mm and -16.38 mm.The focal length of the lens is 120.80 mm.Azimuth of the camera axis is 10053’.Azimuth of B is:
A.32040’
B.11053’
C.18048’
D.14053’*
Ans:D
65.The void ratio and specific gravity of a soil are 0.65 and 2.72 respectively.The degree of saturation in percent corresponding to water content of 20% is:
A.65.3
B.83.7*
C.20.9
D.54.4
Ans:B
66.Auxiliary theodolite station near an inaccessible main triangulation station:
A.Change point
B.Benchmark
C.Satellite station*
D.None of these
Ans:C
67.The maximum and minimum number of steps in a flight is equal to:
A.12 and 1
B.18 and 2
C.24 and 3
D.12 and 3*
Ans:D
68.What is the angle of intersection of a contour and a ridge line?
A.00
B.900*
C.1800
D.2700
Ans:B
69.If stiffness of a metal increases its ductility:
A.Decreases*
B.Increases
C.Remains same
D.None of these
Ans:A
70.Temporary hardness in water is caused by the presence of:
A.Chlorides of Ca and Mg
B.Nitrates of Ca and Mg
C.Bicarbonates of Ca and Mg*
D.Sulphates of Ca and Mg
Ans:C
71.A header bond is usually used for
A.Half brick wall
B.One brick wall*
C.One and a half brick wall
D.Two brick wall
Ans:B
72.Endurance limit of a metal is determined by:
A.Hardness test
B.Torsion test
C.Impact test
D.Fatigue test*
Ans:D
73.An instrument is used to measure distance,horizontal angle and vertical angle:
A.Theodolite
B.Distomat
C.Total station*
D.Tacheometer
Ans:C
74.For steel grade fy=415 N/mm2 the value of xu max/d is:
A.0.48*
B.0.46
C.0.43
D.0.53
Ans:A
75.A depression formed in a surface layer longitudinal to the road by the wheels of travelling vehicles is called:
A.Depression
B.Blow hole
C.Pothole
D.Rut*
Ans:D
76.Two and a half brick thickness of wall is roughly equal to:
A.10 cm
B.20 cm
C.40 cm
D.50 cm*
Ans:D
77.In this process the soil particles are forced to move closer together by pounding action:
A.Rolling
B.Ramming*
D.Vibrations
Ans:B
78.White cement contains the following ingredient in least amount?
A.Lime
B.Silica
C.Iron oxide*
D.None of these
Ans:C
79.Brick should have a minimum compressive strength of:
A.5.5 N/mm2
B.8 N/mm2
C.10 N/mm2*
D.12.5 N/mm2
Ans:C
80.According to limit state of collapse values of partial safety factor for steel and concrete are
A.1 and 1
B.1 and 1.2
C.1 and 2
D.1.15 and 1.5*
Ans:D
81.The author of the novel ‘Agnisakshi’:
B.Lalithambika Antharjanam*
C.Arya Pallam
D.Lalitha Prabhu
Ans:B
82.Who established Ananda Mahasabha:
A.Brahmananda Sivayogi*
C.Swami Agamananda
D.Swami Ananda Theerthan
Ans:A
83.KP.Keshavan Menon is the founder of which popular news paper in Kerala:
A.Deshabhimani
B.Kerala Kaumudi
D.Mathrubhumi*
Ans:D
84.Which among the following award was not received by Vaikom Muhammed Basheer?
A.Vallathol Award
C.Jnanpith Award*
D.Muttathu Varkey Award
Ans:C
85.Which among the following  is not the work of S.K.Pottekkad?
A.Oru Deshathinte Katha
B.Kayar*
D.Oru Theruvinte Katha
Ans:B
86.From which country India borrowed the concept of preamble of Indian Constitution:
A.Germany
B.U.S.A*
D.Spain
Ans:B
87.’Right to Education Act’included,in which article:
A.Article 22
B.Article 23
C.Article 51(A)
D.Article 21(A)*
Ans:D
88.In which year Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam received Bharat Ratna:
A.1981
B.1990
C.1997*
D.1998
Ans:C
89.Who was the Indian shuttler to win silver medal in 2015 World Badminton Championship?
A.Saina Nehwal*
B.P.V.Sindhu
C.Jwala Gutta
D.Kidembi Srikanth
Ans:A
90.The programme aims to provided housing for the rural poor in India:
A.Samagra Awaas Yojana
B.Bharat Nirman
C.Indira Awaas Yojana*
D.Antyodaya Anna Yojana
Ans:C
91.In which year university of Travancore established?
A.1937*
B.1875
C.1930
D.1957
Ans:A
92.Who prepared the first authentic book in Malayalam Grammar?
B.Herman Gundert*
C.Dawson
D.Twinkle Tab
Ans:B
93.The scheme aims at opening a zero balance bank account for every  Indian family:
A.Samagra Awaas Yojana
B.Valmiki Ambedkar Awass Yojana
C.Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana
D.Jan Dhan Yojana*
Ans:D
94.Who founded the organization vaala samudaya parishkarani sabha?
A.Pandit K.P.Karuppan*
B.Ayya Vaikundar
C.Kumara Guru
D.Sahodaran Ayyappan
Ans:A
95.Which among the following was the organization of vaikunta swami?
A.Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva
B.Samatva Samajan*
C.Yogakshema Sabha
D.SNDP Yogam
Ans:B
96.Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha associated with which temple:
A.Guruvayur temple
B.Chottanikara temple
C.Koodalmanikyam temple*
D.Vaikom Temple
Ans:C
97.The protest against the policy of appointing outsiders to Travancore service known as:
A.Paliyam Satyagraha
B.Abstention Movement
C.Ezhava Memorial
D.Malayali Memorial*
Ans:D
98.The news paper started by Vakkom Maulavi in 1905:
A.Al-Ameen
B.Prabhatham
C.Kesari
Ans:D
99.The father of the library movement in Kerala:
A.KM Panikkar
C.P.N.Panicker*
D.P.C.Kuttikrishnan
Ans:C
100.The first woman in India to became a high court judge:
A.Annachandy*
B.Fathima Beevi
C.Akkama Cheriyan
D.Sujatha Manohar

Ans:A
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