# 16-12-2016 KERALA PSC LECTURER IN CIVIL ENGINEERING(GOVT.POLYTECHNICS)

LECTURER IN CIVIL ENGINEERING(GOVT.POLYTECHNICS)
EXAM DATE:16-12-2016

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1.Who was the first lady Magistrate of India?
A.Anna Chandi
B.Sujatha Manohar
C.Omana Kunjamma*
D.K.K.Usha
Ans:C

2.World Aids Day is on:
A.Dec.1*
B.Nov.1
C.Dec.30
D.Nov.30
Ans:A
B.Sree Narayana Guru
C.Velukkutty Arayan
D.Ayyankali*
Ans:D
4.Rajaji National Park is situated at:
A.Gujarat
B.Utharakhandu*
C.Orissa
D.Assam
Ans:B
A.Thrissur*
B.Ernakulam
C.Kottayam
D.Thiruvanathapuram
Ans:A
6.The Smallest Taluk in Kerala:
B.Kunnathur*
C.Kochi
D.Alappuzha
Ans:B
7.Vaikam Sathyagraha was started at the time of:
A.Sree Moolam Thirunal*
B.Swathi Thirunal
C.Visakham Thirunal
D.Rani Lakshmi Bai
Ans:A
8.Who was known as “Kerala Valmeeki”?
A.C.V.Raman Pillai
B.Kumaranasan
C.N.Krishna Pillai
D.Vallathol*
Ans:D
9.”Ethu Bhoomiyanu”was the famous Drama written by:
A.K.Damodaran
D.Premji
Ans:C
10.The Constitution of India was adopted on:
A.January 26,1950
B.November 26,1949*
C.August 15,1947
D.January 26,1949
Ans:B

11.If a line makes angles A,B,C with the axes,then sin2 A+sin2B+sin2C=:
A.1
B.2*
C.3
D.4
Ans:B
12.If x2+y2=3xy+5,then dy/dx=
A.2x-3y/3x+2y
B.3x+2y/2x+3y
C.2y-3x/3y-2x
D.3y-2x/2y-3x*
Ans:D
13.The equation of the tangent to the curve x2+3y=3 which is parallel to the y-4x+5=0 is:
A.4x-y+13=0*
B.5x+2y+6=0
C.x+3y=3
D.2x-3y+6=0
Ans:A
14.function (log x)2dx/x=:
A.x(log x)2+C
B.(log x)3/3+C*
C.1
D.Not defined(C used in the choices is constant of integration)
Ans:B
15.The area included between the curve ay2=x3,the X-axis n the ordinate x=a is:
A.2a2/5*
B.2a3/7
C.3a2/2
D.1
Ans:A
16.Solution of the differential equation dy/dx=x+y+xy+1 is:
A.x2/2+y2/2+xy2/2+xy+C
B.x2/2+y2/2=C
C.log(y+1)=x2/2+x+C*
D.Solution does not exist(C used in the choices is constant of integration)
Ans:C
17.If A and B are any two nonsingular matrices of the same order,then(AB)-1=
A.B-1A-1*
B.A-1B-1
C.0
D.1
Ans:A
18.Solutions of the system of equations x+y+z=9,2x+5y+7z=52,2x+y-z=0 is:
A.x=1,y=3,z=4
B.x=-1,y=4,z=4
C.x=1,y=5,z=5
D.x=1,y=3,z=5*
Ans:D
19.The term independent of x in the expansion of(x2-1/x)9is:
A.74
B.94
C.84*
D.64
Ans:C
20.(secA+tanA)(1-sinA)=
A.sin A
B.cos A*
C.tan A
D.Sec A
Ans:B
21.Which of the following types of bond contains,alternate courses of headers and stretchers as the main feature?
A.Flemish Bond
B.Stretcher Bond
C.English Bond*
Ans:C
22.What is meant by batching of concrete?
A.Process of measuring the required quantities of cement,fine aggregate,coarse aggregate and water*
B.Process of determining the required proportions of cement,fine aggregate,coarse aggregate and water
C.Process of mixing the required quantities of cement,fine aggregate,coarse aggregate and water for a particular mix
D.Process of separating the different types of concrete into different batches
Ans:A
23.Which among the following is not a structural steel section?
A.Channel Section
B.Angle section
C.T-Section
D.Tor steel*
Ans:D
24.In chain surveying at what circumstances ranging is done?
A.When the stations are inter-visible
B.When the length of the survey line is more than the chain length*
C.To set out the foot of a perpendicular from a point outside the survey line
D.When the ranging rods are not available
Ans:B
25.A dumpy level is set up between stations A and B.Staff is held at A whose reduced level is 100.000 and Back Sight is noted as1.100,then Fore Sight is noted as1.000 after holding the staff at B.What is the reduced level of B?
A.100.100*
B.101.000
C.99.900
D.101.100
Ans:A
26.The clutch is located between the engine and:
A.Gear box*
B.Universal joint
C.Rear axle
D.Differential
Ans:A
27.Uranium is used as a primary fuel in-power plant
A.Steam
B.Hydroelectric
C.Diesel
D.Nuclear*
Ans:D
28.In an automobile transmission system the drive from gear box to the rear axle is taken by
A.Clutch
B.Universal joint
C.Propeller shaft*
D.Differential
Ans:C
29.In a two stroke engine,the working cycle is completed by---------revolution of the crankshaft.
A.Two
B.One*
C.Three
D.Four
Ans:B
30.The fuel injector used in:
A.Diesel engine*
B.Gas engine
C.Petrol engine
D.Steam engine
Ans:A
31.Earthing of electric installations are done using:
A.Insulated copper wire
B.Bare Aluminium wire
C.Insulated aluminium wire
D.Bare Copper Conductor*
Ans:D
32.A 3-ohm resistor is connected is parallel to 6-ohm resistor.The combination is connected in series to an 8-ohm resistor.A 10-ohm resistor is connected in parallel to the whole combination.The effective resistance is:
A.10 ohms
B.5 ohms*
C.26 ohms
D.20 ohms
Ans:B
33.A 10 ohm resistor is connected across a 20v battery.Power consumed is:
A.400w
B.200w
C.80w
D.40w*
Ans:D
34.A 4-ohm resistor is connected across a 12 V battery.The current flowing will be
A.4A
B.6A
C.3A*
D.2A
Ans:C
35.A series RL circuit is connected to a 100 V 50 Hz supply.The resulting current in 10A and power consumed is 500 W.The power factor of the circuit is:
A.0.5 lag*
C.Unity
D.Zero
Ans:A
36.How are microcontrollers classified on the basic of internal bus width?
A.8,16,32,64 bits
B.4,8,16,32 bits*
C.8,16 bits
D.4,16,32 bits
Ans:B
37.For a full wave rectified sine wave,mean value is:
A.0.70 im
B.0.636 im*
C.0.5im
D.0.3181m
Ans:B
38.System on chip means:
A.It consist of both analog and digital IC*
B.Only analog IC
C.Only digital IC
D.None of above
Ans:A
39.All CDMA based technologies have------handovers.
A.Hard
B.Soft*
C.Softer
D.None of above
Ans:B
40.What is the toxic substance contained by typical electronic waste?
A.PCBs*
B.dioxin
C.Pesticides like compounds
D.Heavy metals
Ans:A
41.Which of the following is not an excavating equipment?
A.Power showel
B.Scraper
C.Dragline
D.Hoe*
Ans:D
42.In PERT analysis the actual performance of task is known as:
A.Activity
B.Event*
D.Work
Ans:B
43.The survey in which curvature of earth is taken into consideration is called:
A.Plane survey
B.Geodetic survey*
C.Geological survey
D.Aerial survey
Ans:B
44.The longest chain line passing through the center of the area is known as:
A.Base line*
B.Tie line
C.Check line
D.All the above
Ans:A
45.The total station instrument is a:
A.Infrared wave instrument*
B.Light wave instrument
C.Microwave instrument
D.None of the above
Ans:A
46.Turning the telescope in horizontal plane is called:
A.Transiting
B.Centering
C.Swinging*
D.None of the above
Ans:C
47.The level tube/bubble tube is filled with:
A.Air
B.Water
C.Alcohol*
D.None of the above
Ans:C
48.Instrument used to enlarging and reducing plans:
A.Clinometer
B.Pantagraph*
C.Ceylon ghat tracer
D.None of the above
Ans:B
49.The point on the celestial sphere exactly above the observer’s station is known as:
A.Zenith*
B.Pole
D.None of the above
Ans:A
50.The process of determining the present value of a building is called:
A.Estimation
B.Valuation*
C.Costing
D.None of the above
Ans:B
51.The method of quantity surveying used in Government Departments:
A.Center line method*
B.Separate wall method
C.Rate analysis
D.None of the above
Ans:A
52.Estimate expected to be least accurate is:
A.Supplementary estimate
B.Plinth area estimate*
C.Detailed estimate
D.Revised estimate
Ans:B
53.How many bricks are required for making one cubic meter wall?
A.300
B.700
C.500*
D.900
Ans:C
54.The gradual reduction in value with age of a property is known as:
A.Devaluation
B.Revaluation
C.Depreciation*
D.Appreciation
Ans:C
55.Stable equilibrium of a submerged body can be achieved if:
A.B is above G*
B.G is above B
C.G and B coincide
D.None of the above
Ans:A
56.Pitot tube is used to measure:
A.Pressure in a static fluid
B.Velocity in a flowing stream*
C.Total pressure
D.Dynamic pressure
Ans:B
57.The depth of flow at which specific energy is minimum is called:
A.Normal depth
B.Alternate depth
C.Critical depth*
D.None of the above
Ans:C
58.Hydrograph is a plot of:
A.Rain fall intensity against time
B.Discharge against time*
C.Cumulative rain fall against time
D.None of the above
Ans:B
59.For an area of 1000 sq.km,the number of rain gauge stations will be:
A.2*
B.10
C.40
D.5
Ans:A
60.Sugar cane is:
A.Perennial crop*
B.Kharif crop
C.Rabi crop
D.None of the above
Ans:A
61.The most efficient cross section of a channel is:
A.Triangular
B.Square
C.Semicircular
D.Trapezoidal*
Ans:D
62.The stabilizing force in gravity dam is:
A.Wind force
B.Water force
C.Uplift
D.Weight of the dam*
Ans:D
63.To estimate the water quantity which one of the following is most important?
A.Rate of demand and population*
B.Cost of supply and population
C.Adequacy of source and cost of supply
D.All the above
Ans:A
64.The quantity of water requirement for domestic purpose is:
A.501/c/d
B.851/c/d
C.1351/c/d*
D.300 l/c/d
Ans:C
65.The permissible pH value of potable water is:
A.7
B.7 to 8.5*
C.6 to 7
D.Zero
Ans:B
66.B O D in potable water may be:
A.Zero*
B.5
C.10
D.None of the above
Ans:A
67.The rise of the carriage way at the outer edge is termed
B.Super elevation*
C.Camber
D.Transition curve
Ans:B
68.Bottommost layer of pavement is known as:
A.Wearing course
B.Base course
C.Sub base course
Ans:D
69.Tyre pressure influences the:
A.Total depth of pavement
B.Quality of surface course
C.Both of the above*
D.None of the above
Ans:C
70.Tie bars in cement concrete pavements are at:
A.Expansion joints
B.Contraction joints
C.Warping joints
D.Warping joints*
Ans:D
71.Which of the following test measures the hardness of road aggregates?
A.Crushing test
B.Abrasion test*
C.Impact test
D.Soundness test
Ans:B
Ans:A
73.Grading curve is drawn from the test data of:
A.Liquid limit test
B.Sieve analysis*
C.Compaction test
D.Shear box test
Ans:B
74.A well graded sandy soil containing clay is represented by the symbol as per IS classification:
A.SW*
B.SC
C.SB
D.CS
Ans:A
75.The possibility of quick sand condition will be there when flow of water to soil is:
A.Horizontal
B.Upwards*
C.Downwards
D.None of the above
Ans:B
76.Compaction of soil is measured in terms of:
A.Specific gravity
B.Voids ratio
C.Compressibility
D.Dry density*
Ans:D
77.Static sheep foot roller is most effective in compacting:
A.Gravel
B.Sand
C.Clay*
D.None of the above
Ans:C
78.In a shear box test the failure plane is:
A.Weakest plane
B.Horizontal plane*
C.Vertical plane
D.Principal Plane
Ans:B
79.Slope deflection method is:
A.Equilibrium method
B.Deformation method
C.Stiffness coefficient method
D.All of the above*
Ans:D
80.The most important tool in obtaining influence lines is:
A.Eddy’s theorem
B.Willot Mohr diagram
C.Muller Breslan Method*
D.Column analogy method
Ans:C
81.Which arch is statically determinate structure?
A.Single hinged arch
B.Two hinged arch
C.Three hinged arch*
D.Fixed arch
Ans:C
82.Which of the following is a force method?
A.Slope deflection method
B.Column analogy method*
C.Moment distribution method
D.None of the above
Ans:B
83.For splicing tension reinforcement in flexural members,the most suitable location is:
A.Point of inflexion*
B.Point of max BM
C.At the supports
D.None of the above
Ans:A
84.For the same sectional area which beam will deflect least:
A.T-beam
B.Rectangular beam
C.Circular beam
D.I-beam*
Ans:D
85.Which of the following is generally not designed for shear?
A.Slab*
B.Cantilever beam
C.Footing
D.None of the above
Ans:A
86.In RCC columns if ties are not provided,the column will likely to:
A.Fail by crushing
B.Fails by buckling*
C.Behave like a beam
D.None of the above
Ans:B
87.A surface water tank will be economical if the shape is:
A.Circular Bending moment*
B.Square
C.Rectangular
D.All the above
Ans:A
88.’AT-shaped’retaining wall consists of:
A.One cantilever*
B.Two Cantilevers
C.Three cantilevers
D.None of the above
Ans:A
89.Which of the following is not considered in footings?
A.Bending moment
B.Shear
C.Punching stress
D.Torsion*
Ans:D
90.Design consideration for a steel beam is:
A.Flexural strength
B.Stiffness
C.Economy
D.All the above*
Ans:D
91.The rocks formed due to consolidation of weathered particles of the existing rocks are called:
A.Sedimentary rocks*
B.Igneous rocks
C.Metamorphic rocks
D.Stratified rocks
Ans:A
92.In brick masonry the frog of the brick is generally kept on:
A.Top face*
B.Bottom face
C.Exposed face
D.Interior face
Ans:A
93.First class bricks should not absorb water more than:
A.20%*
B.22%
C.25%
D.15%
Ans:A
94.The innermost part of the stem,which consists entirely of cellular tissues,is called:
A.Heart*
B.Bark
C.Cambium
D.Sap wood
Ans:A
95.Pulverizing clinkers and mixing--------results in the material called cement.
A.Gypsum*
B.Limestone
C.Clay
D.Silica
Ans:A
96.The exposed vertical surfaces perpendicular to window or door frame are called:
A.Sill
B.Jamb
C.Reveals*
D.Cornice
Ans:C
97.The treatment of joints in masonry construction is called:
A.Plastering
B.Pointing*
C.Painting
D.None of the above
Ans:B
98.The under surface of a stair is called:
B.Scotia
C.Soffit*
D.None of the above
Ans:C
99.The operation of providing new permanent foundations is called:
A.Shoring
B.Seaffolding
C.Under pinning*
D.None of the above
Ans:C
100.Plastics can be broadly classified as:
A.Monomers and polymers
B.Thermosetting and thermo plastic*
C.Soft and hard
D.Elastic and Rigid
Ans:B

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