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1. The moisture content in a properly List II
seasoned timber will be in the range of 1. High early strength
a. 5% to 8% 2. Gypsum free cement
b. 8% to 10% 3. Selenetic cement
c. 10% to 12% 4. Used in mass concrete work
d. 12% to 15% 5. Used in chemical factories and mines
2. The strength of timber is maximum in the A B C D
direction a. 5 4 2 1
a. Perpendicular to the grains b. 4 3 2 1
b. Parallel to the grains
c. 5 4 3 2
c. 45o to he grains d. 4 5 1 2
d. At all angles 7. The fineness of cement is tested by
3. The maximum permissible slenderness a. Air-content method
ratio for masonry walls is
b. Air-permeability method
a. 40
c. Le-Chatelier apparatus
b. 30
d. Vicat’s apparatus
c. 20
8. The test on cement designed to accelerate
d. 10 the slaking process of the ingredient of
4. When the corner of a brick is removed cement and to determine the resulting
along the line joining mid-points of expansion in a short time is
adjoining sides, the portion left is called a. Setting time test
a. Closer b. Soundness test
b. Squint brick c. Normal consistency test
c. Queen closer
d. Accelerated test
d. King closer 9. Consider the following statements :
5. An arrangement for temporarily 1. Addition of a small quantity of slaked
supporting a structure from beneath for lime to Portland cement in cement
safety, is known as mortar increases the plasticity of the
a. Jacking mortar.
b. Underpinning 2. Light weight mortar is prepared by
c. Supporting mixing cement and finely crushed fire
d. Hauling bricks with water.
6. Match List I (Cement) with List 3. Fire resistant mortar is prepared by
II(Characteristics) and select the correct mixing aluminous cement and finely
answer : ground china clay wares with water.
List I Which of these statements are correct ?
A. High alumina cement a. 1 and 2
B. Blast furnace cement b. 1 and 3
C. Quick setting cement c. 2 and 3
D. Rapid hardening cement d. 1, 2 and 3

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10. A mortar for which both cement and lime c. 0.75
are mixed is called d. 1.0
a. Gauged mortar 16. A two-level section ABCD is shown in the
b. Cement mortar given figure with ground slope 1 on rand
c. Lime mortar formation slope 1 on s.EF is the centre line
(C/L) of the formation . Top width of the
d. Light weight mortar
formation is 2b and widths to the toe are
11. As per I.S. Code of Practice, concrete w1 and w2. The width ‘w1’ will be
should be cured at
a. 5 o
b. 1 o
c. 27o
d. 40o
12. The correct sequence of workability
test(s)/method(s) in the order of their
application from low to high workability is
rs  b
a. Slump test, compacting factor test and a. b  H  
rs r
Vee-bee consistometer
b. Compacting factor test, Vee-bee rs  b
b. b  H  
consistometer and slump test rs r
c. Vee-bee consistometer, Slump test and rs  b
Compacting factor test c. b  H  
rs r
d. Vee-bee consistometer, compacting
factor test and Slump test rs  b
d. b  H  
13. While testing the compressive strength of rs r
cement concrete, the correct standard 17. An equipment is available for Rs.
conditions (viz. temperature, age, humidity 2,00,000. It has an estimated useful life of
and size of the specimen) to be maintained 5 years. By the double rate declining
as per I.S. are balance method of depreciation, the book
a. 27  30 C, 28 days, 90% and 15 cu.cm value at the end of the second year will be
b. 26  20 C, 21 days, 80% and 15 cu.cm a. Rs. 1,28, 000
c. 25  10 C, 14 days, 75% and 10 cu.cm b. Rs. 1,20,000
d. 27  30 C, 7 days, 70% and 10 cu.cm c. Rs. 72,000
14. Which one of the following statements is d. Rs. 60, 000
correct ? 18. A 6 cu.m central concrete mixing plant
a. Bulking of sand always decreases with takes in 1875 kg of cement, 5120 kg of
increase in the quantity of water sand and 6060 kg of coarse aggregate
along with 865 kg of water per batch.
b. The quantity of water in ordinary There is a reduction of 1.5% in volume in
concrete should be 5% by weight of the freshly mixed wet concrete from the
cement and 25% by weight of nominal volume. The unit weight of the
aggregate freshly mixed wet concrete will be
c. While mixing by weight, bulking a. 2320 kg per cu.m
effect of sand is not taken into account
b. 2335 kg per cu.m
d. River sand is also known as standard
sand c. 2345 kg per cu.m
15. The ratio of direct tensile strength to that d. 2355 kg per cu.m
of modulus of rapture of concrete is 19. IC engines usable for earthwork are
a. 0.25 calibrated under standard conditions
(denoted by suffix ‘o’) relating its horse
b. 0.5 power Ho, standard barometric pressure P0

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and standard test temperature To, all in d. 4 1 2 3
absolute scales H, P and T refer to 22. The probability that the load on
corresponding values when used under scaffolding will exceed 2t is 0.15. The
other than standard conditions. The ratio of probability that the strength of the
Ho / H is scaffolding will be more than 2t is 0.8. The
a. P / Po T / To probability of failure of the scaffolding
will be
b. Po / P T / To a. 0.68
c. Po / P T / T b. 0.17
c. 0.12
d. Po / P T / To
d. 0.03
20. Match List I with List II and select the 23. Every cu.m of excavation requires either 3
correct answer : man-hours or 0.2 machine-hour. The
List I respective rates are Rs. 8 per man-hour
A. Self-loading scraper and Rs. 200 per machine-hour. A total
quantity of 4000 cu.m of excavation is to
B. Narrow tread high pressure tyre
be done. The possible minimum total cost
C. Supercharger for the complete job, by a suitable
D. Gear ratios combination of manual and mechanical
List II means of excavation will be
1. Reduce loss in power a. Rs. 80,000
2. Rim pull management b. Rs. 1,20,000
3. Lower rolling resistance c. Rs. 1,50,000
4. Compromise between loading and d. Rs. 1,80,000
hauling performances 24. The total number of errors in the given
A B C D AOA network is
a. 4 3 2 1
b. 4 3 1 2
c. 3 4 1 2
d. 3 4 2 1
21. Match List I(Feasibility) with List II
(Emphasises on or calls for) and select the a. 1
correct answer :
b. 2
List I
c. 3
A. Social
d. 4
B. Economic
25. A, B and C are three activities to be
C. Input executed in that order. Their total duration,
D. Co-ordination in days, are 15, 24 and 18 respectively.
List II However, fro better estimation of overall
1. Optimising marginal costs and benefits total duration; they are put into a ladder
network with 3 equal sub-parts of each.
2. forward and backward linkages The modified total duration for total
3. Interfaces completion of all the activities will be
4. Improving wealth
a. 1 4 3 2
a. 35 days
b. 4 1 3 2
b. 37 days
c. 1 4 2 3
c. 39 days

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d. 41 days a. 9 weeks
26. A part of the network with nomenclature b. 8 weeks
of a typical legend is shown in the given c. 7 weeks
figure. There can be other incoming d. 6 weeks
activities at nodes 5, 6 and 8 but there are
no other incoming activities at nodes 7 and 29. A project is of 4 months’ duration and
9. There are two outgoing activities at needs expenditure of Rs. 15, 000 per
node 9 but no other outgoing activity at month uniformly, which should be
any of the other node. The other float and available readily on hand at the beginning
free float in activity 6-7 are respectively of each month. Bills can be raised with
15% profit over cost at the end of each
month of work. The amount due on a bill
raised will be reimbursed with a further
month’ delay without any deductions. The
working capital required and the duration
for which its maximum is needed are
a. Rs. 15,000 and from beginning to end
of month 1
a. 5 and 1 b. Rs. 15,000 and uniformly beginning to
end of month 4
b. 6 and zero
c. Rs. 30,000 and from end of moth 1 to
c. 6 and 1
end of month 2
d. zero and zero
d. Rs. 45,000 and just at the end of the 2nd
27. There are four consecutive activities in a month
simple linear network, each with mean
30. Five activities are scheduled between
duration of T and each with ‘k’ as the
time–– 3 days and time –– 14 days in a bar
standard deviation of its duration. The
chart. Resources loading per day for these
overall project duration through these
activities, along with their durations are
activities is likely to be in the range
read on the bar chart grid are :
a. 4T  k
Activity A B C D E
b. 4T  2k
4– 7–
c. 4T  4k Duration 3–8 10–14 11–14
12 11
d. 4T  6k Resource lo-
28. A certain type of resource can be deployed ading per 5 4 8 3 2
in a variable strength during parts of the
duration of an activity. The following are Match List I (Resource loading per day)
the data in the context : with List II (Day number) derive from
1. Six weeks duration with 10 units of the above data and select the correct answer :
resource in each week, or List I
2. four weeks duration with 7 units in A. 16
each week followed by 5 weeks B. 15
duration with 5 units in each week, or C. 14
3. eight weeks duration with 7 units in D. 12
each week, or
List II
4. four weeks duration with 7 units in
1. 12th
each week followed by 3 weeks
duration with 10 units in each week 2. 14th
For developing the CPM network 3. None
involving this activity therein, the duration 4. 11th
of this activity will be considered as 5. 8th

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A B C D 34. Assertion (A) : The use of fly ash as an
a. 3 4 5 2 admixture in concrete reduces segregation
b. 4 3 1 5 and bleedings.
c. 4 2 5 1 Reason (R) : The use of fly ash as a
replacement of sand in a lean-mix increase
d. 3 4 1 5 the workability and has no significant
31. Assertion (A) : In a two-dimensional effect on drying shrinkage of concrete.
stress system, the direct stresses on two a. Both A and R are true and R is the
planes at 45o an 135o to the principal correct explanation of A
planes have the same magnitude and
nature and shear stress. b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A
Reason (R) : Points representing these
stresses are on the ends of vertical c. A is true but R is false
diameter of the Mohr’s circle. d. A is false but R is true
a. Both A and R are true and R is the 35. Assertion (A) : Lime mortar is able to
correct explanation of A retain its bond with masonry unit and be
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT free from cracks.
the correct explanation of A Reason (R) : Lime mortar undergoes only
c. A is true but R is false negligible volume change after setting and
initial shrinkage.
d. A is false but R is true
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
32. Consider a circular shaft of radius ‘R’ correct explanation of A
having the maximum shear stress ‘fS’
developed by an applied torque. b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A
Assertion (A) : The shear stress ‘q’ at a
point on the section having coordinate c. A is true but R is false
(0, y) if fS y /R. d. A is false but R is true
Reason (R) : In the shaft, the shear stress 36. Assertion (A) : Shear capacity of a
‘q’ at a point of coordinate (x, y) is concrete beam increases with the increase
fS in tension reinforcement.
x2  y2 . Reason (R) : Increase in tension
reinforcement increases aggregate
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
interlocking force.
correct explanation of A
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
correct explanation of A
the correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
c. A is true but R is false
the correct explanation of A
d. A is false but R is true
c. A is true but R is false
33. Assertion (A) : Project-time-cost
d. A is false but R is true
schedules (inclusive of indirect costs)
always show decreasing overall cost for 37. Assertion (A) : Tensile reinforcement bars
decreasing overall project duration (so of a rectangular beam are bent at suitable
long a such compression is feasible). placed.
Reason (R) : Generally, the incremental Reason (R) : Bent tensile reinforcement
rate increases or consumption of a bars in a rectangular beam resist bending
resource increases. moment and provide local bond stress.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of A correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true d. A is false but R is true

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38. Assertion (A) : In the analysis of rigid b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
frames by the energy method, it is usually the correct explanation of A
considered sufficient to calculate the total c. A is true but R is false
strain energy due to flexure only d. A is false but R is true
Reason (R) : The strain energies due to 42. Assertion (A) : When a mild steel bar is
axial force and shear are normally tested in tension, the stress drops down
insignificant when compared to that for from upper yield point to lower yield point
flexure. without elongation.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the Reason (R) : The boundaries of grains of
correct explanation of A mild steel are composed of brittle material.
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
the correct explanation of A correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
d. A is false but R is true the correct explanation of A
39. Assertion (A) : In the analysis of two- c. A is true but R is false
dimensional stresses, the normal stress on d. A is false but R is true
a plane will be greater than the average
principal stress, if the inclination of that 43. Assertion (A) : The vertical member of
plane with the plane of maximum principal Howe roof truss is made of steel.
stress is less than 45o. Reason (R) : ordinarily wood is not used
Reason (R) : The horizontal co-ordinate fro tension members.
of the point on the Mohr’s circle represents a. Both A and R are true and R is the
the stresses on the given plane which is correct explanation of A
greater than the coordinate of the centre of b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
Mohr’s circle. the correct explanation of A
a. Both A and R are true and R is the c. A is true but R is false
correct explanation of A d. A is false but R is true
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT 44. Assertion (A) : Battening of column shall
the correct explanation of A be done where the columns are subjected
c. A is true but R is false to eccentric loading in the plane of battens.
d. A is false but R is true Reason (R) : Batten plates are designed to
40. Assertion (A) : Crawler mounted power resist moments and longitudinal forces
shovels have low speeds. arising due to transverse shear force.
Reason (R) : Power shovels are usable a. Both A and R are true and R is the
with all classes of earth and rocks. correct explanation of A
a. Both A and R are true and R is the b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
correct explanation of A the correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT c. A is true but R is false
the correct explanation of A d. A is false but R is true
c. A is true but R is false 45. Assertion (A) : A through truss bridge is
d. A is false but R is true supported at the level of upper chord.
41. Assertion (A) : Crane and bucket Reason (R) : Wind has a tendency to
arrangement is always and at all places overtum the bridge about the lower chord
preferable over tower and buckets of leeward truss.
arrangements for placement of concrete. a. Both A and R are true and R is the
Reason (R) : With cranes, haul distances correct explanation of A
for buckets can be reduced. b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
a. Both A and R are true and R is the the correct explanation of A
correct explanation of A c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

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46. Each bolt shown in the given figure is b. 25%
capable of resisting a shear force of 20 kN c. 33%
and tension of 15 kN. The interaction d. 50%
equation between the forces is
49. Consider the following statements
regarding pin connections :
1. Moment at pin connection is zero
2. Only one pin is used in a connection
3. Secondary stresses do not occur
4. They are rigid.
Which of these are the advantages of pin
P P connections ?
a.   1.4
40 30 a. 1, 3 and 4
P P b. 2, 3 and 4
b.   1.4
80 15 c. 1, 2 and 3
P P d. 1 and 3
c.   1.4
80 30 50. Which one of the following statements
P P regarding the riveted joint shown in the
d.   1.4 given figure is correct ?
40 15
47. Which one of the following plan views of
a gusseted base plate will result in
minimum base plate thickness ?

a. In elastic theory all rivets equal forces

b. In plastic theory all rivets carry equal
a. c. Both in elastic and plastic theories all
rivets carry equal forces
d. In plastic theory the outer rivets A and
D carry greater proportion of load
51. In an eccentrically loaded bearing type
connection, Pdx and Pdy are the components
of the direct load. Ptx and Pty are the
b. components of the direct load. Ptx and Pty
are the components of the torsional load.
The maximum load on any connector is
given by
a. Pdx  Ptx ) 2  ( Pdy  Pty ) 2
b. Pdx  Pty ) 2  ( Pdy  Ptx ) 2

c. Pdx  Ptx ) 2  ( Pdy  Pty ) 2

d. Pdx  Pty ) 2  ( Pdy  Ptx ) 2

d. 52. The economic spacing of a roof truss

48. The permissible stresses in rivets under depends upon the
wind load conditions as per IS : 800 can be a. cost of purlins and cost of roof
exceeded by about covering
a. 15% b. cost of roof covering and dead loads

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c. dead loads and live loads 58. A beam of constant El is shown in the
d. live loads and cost of purlins given figure :
53. Consider the following statements :
Bearing stiffeners are provided in a plate
1. to avoid local bending failure of flange
2. to prevent buckling of web.
3. to strengthen the web
4. under uniformly distributed loads
Which one of the following sketches gives
Which of these statements are correct ? a probable failure mechanism of this beam
a. 1, 2 and 3 under plastic analysis ?
b. 2 and 3
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. 1, 2 and 4
54. As per IS : 800 in the case of a plate girder
with vertical and horizontal stiffeners, the
greater and lesser unsupported clear
dimension of a web panel in terms of web
thickness ‘tw’ should not exceed b.
a. 180 tw and 85 tw
b. 270 tw and 200 tw
c. 270 tw and 180 tw
d. 400 tw and 250 tw c.
55. In a truss girder of a bridge, a diagonal
consists of mild steel falt 400 ISF and
carries a pull of 800 kN. If the gross
diameter of the rivets is 26 mm, then the
number of rivets required in the splice is
a. 6 d.
b. 7 59. Consider the following statements :
c. 8 In the stiffness method of analysis,
d. 9 1. statically indeterminate structures
along are considered
56. Which one of the following is the load
factor ? 2. both statically determinate and
indeterminate structures can be
a. Live load / Dead load
b. Failure load / Working load
3. it is necessary to identify the
c. Total load / Dead load redundant.
d. Dynamic load / Static load 4. the displacements are considered a the
57. Ina cantilever of span ‘L’, subjected to a unknowns
concentrated load of ‘W’ acting at a 5. to calculate of equilibrium, it will be
distance of 1/3 L from the free end, the convenient to develop the stiffness
deflection under load will be matrix for the structure
a. WL3 / 3 El Which of these statements are correct ?
b. WL3 / 81 El a. 1, 3 and 4
c. 14 WL3 / 81 El b. 1, 3 and 5
d. WL3 / 81 El c. 2, 4 and 5

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d. 2, 3 4 and 5
60. Match List I(Actual beam) with List
II(Conjugate beam) on the basis of
analogy and select the correct answer :
List I
A. Curvature
B. Deflection
C. Slope
μl  l
List II a. h 
1. Shear EI  2
2. Load μl 2  l
b. h 
3. Moment EI  2
A B C μh 2  h 
a. 2 1 3
c.  l
EI  2 
b. 2 3 1
μh  h 
c. 3 1 2 d.  l
EI  2 
d. 1 3 2
64. A propped cantilever of uniform flexural
61. A simply supported beam of uniform rigidity is loaded as shown in the given
flexural rigidity is loaded as shown in the figure. The bending moment at fixed end
given figure. The rotations of the end ‘A’ A is

a. 150 kNm sagging

b. 3000 kNm sagging
a. PL2 / 9 El c. 600 kNm hogging
b. PL2 / 6 El d. 300 kNm hogging
c. PL2 / 18 El 65. The slope deflection equation at end 2 of
d. PL2 / 12 El the member 1-2 for the frame shown in the
62. A circular segmental three-hinged arch of figure is given by
span 36 m and a rise of 6 ml is hinged at
the crown the springings. It carries a
horizontal load of 1000 N/m covering full
height of the arch on left side. The
horizontal thrust on the right springing will
a. 6000 N
b. 4500 N
2 EI
c. 3000 N a. M 21   21  2 2   WL
d. 1500 N
2 EI  3 
63. A rigid cantilever frame ABC is fixed at b. M 21   21  
L  L 
‘C’ and carries a couple ‘’ at the free end
‘A’ as shown in the given figure. 2 EI  3 
Neglecting axial deformation and
c. M 21   21  
L  L 
assuming the flexural rigidity ‘EI’ to be
constant throughout the frame, the vertical 2 EI   3
d. M 21   1  2 2 
  WL
deflection of A is L   L
66. Consider the following assumptions :

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1. All members have same cross- 69. The total (both internal and external)
sectional area degree of static indeterminacy of the plane
2. The bending resistance of all the shown in the given figure is
members is small in comparison with
their axial force resistance
3. All the external loads are applied
directly or indirectly at the joints
4. All joints are idealized to be
frictionless hinges. a. 18
Which of these are the assumptions made b. 16
in the force analysis of simple trusses ?
c. 14
a. 1, 2 and 4
d. 13
b. 2, 3 and 4
70. If a point load acting at the mid-span of a
c. 1, 2 and 3 fixed beam of uniform section produces
d. 3, and 4 fixed end moments of 60 kNm, then the
67. The strain due to bending in the cantilever same load spread uniformly over the entire
beam shown in the figure is span will produced fixed end moments
equal to
a. 20 kNm
b. 30 kNm
c. 30 kNm
d. 45 kNm
71. Displacement coordinates for a beam are
shown in the given figure. The stiffness
PL matrix is given by
P 2 L2
6 EI
P 2 L2 3 EI EI 
c. a.  
EI  EI 2 EI 
P 2 L2  3 EI 0.5 EI 
d. b. 
2 EI  0.5 EI 2 EI 
68. In the portal frame shown in the given 3 EI 0 
figure, the ratio of sway moments in c. 
 0 2 EI 
columns AB and CD will be equal to
 3 EI 0.5 EI 
d.  
 0.5 EI 2 EI 
72. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer :
List I(Collapse load for a
A. Fixed beam with a central point load
a. 1/3 B. Fixed beam with a udl of intensity ‘wc’
b. 2/3 C. Propped cantilever with a central point
c. 9/8 load
d. 13/8 D. Simply supported beam with a central
point load
List II

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1. 8 Mp / L  64 8
 EI  
2. 16 Mp / L EI
a.  
3. 6 Mp / L  8 8 
4. 4 Mp / L  EI 3EI 
A B C D  64 8 
a. 1 2 4 3  3EI EI 
b.  
b. 2 1 3 4  8 64 

c. 2 1 4 3  EI 3EI 
d. 1 2 3 4
 64 8
73. The given figures show a beam with its  3EI EI 
influence line for shear force and bending c.  
moment at section ‘1’ :  8 4 
 EI EI 
 64 8
 3EI EI 
d.  
 4 8 
 EI EI 
76. The portal frame shown in figure I was
analysed, and the final column moments
The values of the shear force and bending were found to be as shown in figure II.
moment at section ‘1’ due to a The value of P is
concentrated load of 20 kN placed at mid-
span will be
a. 0.75 kN and 2.25 kNm
b. 5 kN and 5 kNm
c. 7.5 kN and 10 kNm
d. 10 kN and 30 kNm
74. If an analysis of the frame shown in the
given figure indicated final moment (−) 40
kNm at A and B of the column AB, then
the moment MCD will be

a. 25 kN
b. 41 kN
c. 45 kN
d. 50 kN
a. −5 kNm 77. For the beam AB shown in the figure, the
fixed end moments at ends A and B will be
b. −10 kNm
c. −20 kNm
d. −40 kNm
75. The flexibility matrix of the beam shown
in the given figure is
a. −3.6 kNm and + 1.1 kNm
b. −5.4 kNm and + 4.6 kNm
c. −2.4 kNm and + 3.6 kNm
d. −3.6 kNm and + 6 kNm

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78. A beam with cantilevered ends is shown in
the given figure. Which one of the
following diagrams represent the influence
line diagram for shear for a section just to
the right of the support ‘A’ ?

a. 14 / 29 , 8 /29 and 7 /29

b. 7 / 29 , 14 /29 and 8 /29
c. 7 / 29 , 8 /29 and 14 /29
d. 14 / 29 , 7 /29 and 8 /29
81. A member coordinate system is shown in
the given figure. The symmetric stiffness
b. square matrix obtained for the member AB
of length ‘l’ with flexural rigidity ‘EI’ by
using the slope deflection equation and
rules of matrix multiplication is as follows:
c.  M AB  Symmetric   A 
S     / l 
 AB   2 EL  Stiffness   A 
 M BA  l  Square   B 
     
 S BA   Matrix  dB / l 
79. The failure mechanism for the rigid frame
shown in the given figure I (Assume
constant El)

The correct sequence of elements of the

first row of the symmetric stiffness square
matrix is
a. 2, 3, 1 and 3
a. b. 2, 3, −1 and −3
c. 2, 3, 1 and −3
d. 1, 3, 2 and −3
82. The influence line diagram for reaction B
of the beam shown in figure I is

c. a.
d. can (a), (b) or (c) depending upon the
relative values of W, P and member
dimensions b.
80. For the frame shown in the figure, the
distribution factors for members CB, CD
and CG are respectively (Assume EI as c.

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83. A simply supported I beam with its web diameter for one third of its length. It is
horizontal is shown in the given figure. It heated 30o C above room temperature,
is subjected to a vertical load. clamped at both ends and then allowed to
cool to room temperature. It the distance
between the clamps is unchanged, the
maximum stress is the bar
( = 12.510−6 per oC and E = 200 GN/m2
The shape of the shear stress distribution
in the cross-section of the beam under the a. 25 MN / m2
load would be b. 50 MN / m2
c. 75 MN / m2
d. 100 MN / m2
a. 86. A rigid beam CBDA is hinged at A and
supported by two springs at C and B with a
vertical load ‘P’ at point D as shown in the
given figure. The ratio of stiffness (k2 /k1)
of springs at B and C is 2. The ratio of
b. forces in spring at C to that at B is


a. 3/4
d. b. 1
84. Match List I with List II and select the c. 4/3
correct answer : d. 2
List I 87. A bar of uniform section is subjected to
A. Tenacity axial tensile loads such that the normal
B. Plasticity strain in the axial direction is 1.25 mm per
m. If the Poisson’s ratio of the material of
C. Ductility
the bar is 0.3, the volumetric strain would
D. Malleability be
List II a. 2  10−4
1. Continues to deform without much
b. 3  10−4
increase of stress
c. 4  10−4
2. Ultimate strength in tension
3. Extension in a direction without d. 5  10−4
rupture 88. A square plot (a  a) rigidly held at three
4. Ability to be drawn out by tension to a edges is free to move along the fourth
small section without rupture edge. If temperature of the plate is raised
by temperature ‘t’, then the free expansion
A B C D at the fourth edge will be (coefficient of
a. 2 1 4 3 thermal expansion of the material = ,
b. 2 1 3 4 modulus of elasticity of the material = E
c. 1 2 4 3 and its Poisson’s ratio = v)
d. 1 2 3 4 a. a  t v
85. A Steel bar, 300 mm long and 24 mm b. a  t (1 + v)
diameter, is turned down to 18 mm

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 t v  b. 5 1 2 4
c. a t +  
 E  c. 3 5 1 2
d. a  t (1 − v) d. 3 1 2 5
89. Match List I (Elastic constant) with List II 92. A member is made of structural steel.
(Definition) and select the correct answer : When it is subjected to simple tension, the
limit of proportionally is 280 N mm2. If
List I
the principal stress p1 and p2 developed in
A. Young’s modulus the member are 100 N/mm2 (tensile) and
B. Poisson’s ratio 40 Nmm2 (compressive) respectively and
C. Bulk modulus Poisson’s ratio is 0.30, then the factor of
D. Rigidity modulus safety according to maximum shear stress
theory would be
List II
a. 2.75
The ratio of
b. 2.5
1. Lateral strain to linear strain within
elastic limit c. 2.25
2. stress to strain within elastic limit d. 2.0
3. shear stress to shear strain within 93. A beam ABC has simply supported span
AB and overhanging span BC. The
4. direct stress to corresponding bending moment diagram for the beam is
volumetric strain given in the following figure :
a. 3 1 4 2
b. 2 1 4 3
c. 2 4 1 3
d. 3 4 1 2
90. For a linear, elastic, isotropic material , the The loading diagram for the beam would
number of independent elastic constants is correspond to
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4 a.
91. Match List I(Theory of failures) with List
II (Scientists) and select the correct
List I
A. Maximum principal stress theory b.
B. Maximum shear stress theory
C. Maximum principal strain theory
D. Maximum distortion energy theory
List II
1. St. Venant c.
2. Beltrami and Ttaigh
3. Tresca
4. Von-Mises
5. Rankine
A B C D 94. The load diagram and bending moment
a. 5 3 1 4 diagram of a beam are shown in the
following figures :

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c. 1200 N/mm2 tensile
d. 1200 N/mm2 compressive
98. In the case of a square beam subjected to
couples acting about X-X axis, it is
advisable to cut off the edges and keep the
section as shown in the given figure
because it increases
The shear force at B would be
a. 93.33 kN
b. 120 kN
c. 146.66 kN
a. stresses in the beam
d. 200 kN
b. stresses and reduces the weight of the
95. A loaded beam PQRS is shown in the beam
given figure .
c. the moment of inertia of the beam
d. the section modulus
99. A solid shaft of 100 mm diameter in a
small hydraulic turbine is subjected to an
The magnitude of reaction at R will be axial compressive load of 100 kN and a
zero if the value of load ‘W’ is torque of 5 kNm. The maximum shear
a. 2 kN stress induced in the shaft is
b. 2.5 kN a. 20 3 N/mm2
c. 3 kN b. 20 8 N/mm2
d. 6 kN
c. 20 15 N/mm2
96. A cantilever beam is 2 m long. The cross-
section of the beam is hollow square, with d. 20 17 N/mm2
external sides 60 mm and the internal side 100. A solid circular shaft is subjected to a
is such that 1 = 6  105 mm4. If the safe torque “T” Nm, which produces a
bending stress for the material is 100 maximum shear stress of fS N/mm2 in the
N/mm2, the safe concentrated load at the shaft. These required diameter of the shaft
free end would be would be
a. 400 N 1
 16T 
b. 500 N a. 10  
c. 600 N   fS 
d. 1000 N  f 
b. 10  S 
97. A test is conducted on a beam loaded by  16T 
end couples. The fibres at layer CD are 1/2
found to lengthen by 0.03 mm and fibres at  16T 
c. 10  
layer AB shorten by 0.09 mm in 20 mm   fS 
gauage length as shown in the given figure 1/2
Taking E = 2105 N/mm2, the flexural  f 
d. 10  S 
stress at top fibres would be  16T 
101. The principal stresses at a point in a
strained material are p1 and p2. The
resultant stress pr on the plane carrying the
maximum shear stress would be

p  p22 
2 1/2
a. 900 N/mm2 tensile a.
b. 1000 N/mm2 tensile

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p p 
2 2 m
b.  1 2 d. .D
 r
 2 
107. Consider the following statements :
c.  2  p12  p22  
Bars that extend into a simple support
must be able to develop their full strength
d. 2[ p12  p22 ]1/2 at a designated point ‘1’ so that their
102. If a prismatic member having are a of moment capacity is more than the bending
cross-section ‘A’ is subjected to a tensile moment at that point. The clauses of the
load ‘P’, then the maximum shear stress code require that (s = 0.85 sy)
and its inclination with the direction of 1.3M 1
load will be 1. Ld   Lo
a. P/A and 45 o  s 1.3M 1
b. 2P /A and 45 o 2.   Lo
4 bd V
c. P/2A and 45 o
4 bd  1.3M 1 
d. P/A and 60o 3.    Lo 
 s  V 
103. A king closer is a
a. full brick Which of these statements are correct ?
b. ¾ brick a. 1 and 2
c. longitudinally ½ brick b. 2 and 3
d. crosswise ½ brick c. 1 and 3
104. Brick masonry walls and columns of a d. 1, 2 and 3
building are to be protected from 108. Lateral ties in RC columns are provided to
earthquake. The earthquake proofing is resist
done by providing a. bending moment
a. cross walls b. shear
b. less openings c. buckling of longitudinal steel bars
c. under-reamed piles d. both bending moment and shear
d. a steel band at corners above windows 109. For maximum sagging bending moment in
below ceiling a given span of a multiple span beam
105. When a beam or truss is placed on a a. that very span as well as alternate
masonry wall, it is supported on bed stone spans are loaded
or bed plate. The bed stone or bed plate is b. adjacent spans are loaded
necessary to
c. spans adjoining this span are loaded
a. Add to aesthetic appearance
d. adjacent spans are unloaded and next
b. Transfer the reaction over a larger spans are loaded
contact area
110. In post-tensioned prestressed concrete
c. Increase stability of beam or truss beam, the end block zone is the zone
d. Prevent outward thrust on the wall between the end of the beam and the
106. If modular ratio is ‘m’, effective depth is D section where
and stress ratio is r (r = st /cbc), the depth a. no lateral stresses exist
of neutral axis of a balanced section is b. only longitudinal stresses exist
m c. only shear stresses exist
a. .D
mr d. the shear stresses are maximum
m 111. Match list I with List Ii and select the
b. .D
mr correct answer
mr List I
c. .D
m A. Minimum percentage of tension
reinforcement of RC beam

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B. Minimum percentage of shear 116. While checking shear resistance of
reinforcement of RC beam reinforced concrete beams for limit state of
C. Maximum allowable percentage of collapse as per IS : 456, which one of the
tension reinforcement of RC beam following nominal shear stress
D. Maximum allowable percentage of recommendations is to be adhered to ? (Vu
compression reinforcement of RC is shear force at vertical cross-section, ‘b’
beam and ‘d’ are overall breadth and effective
depth of beam respectively)
List II
a. 0.5 Vu /bd
1. 4
b. 2 Vu / 5 bd
2. 85 / fv
c. Vu / 0.5 bd
3. 40 SV / fy d
d. Vu / bd
117. As per IS : 456, for a singly reinforced
a. 2 1 3 1 rectangular section,
b. 2 3 1 1 xu .max
c. 1 3 1 2 a. for Fe 415 is 0.48
d. 3 2 1 1 b. the depth of centroid of compression is
112. According to Whitney’s theory, the 0.43 xu. max
maximum depth of concrete stress block in c. the depth of the rectangular position of
a balanced RCC beam section of depth ‘d’ the stress block is 0.38 xu. max
d. The maximum value of lever arm is
a. 0.3 d d—xu. max
b. 0.43 d 118. Fro the purpose of design as per IS : 456,
c. 0.5 d deflection of RC slab or beam is limited to
d. 0.53 a. 0.2% of span
113. Partial safety for concrete and steel are 1.5 b. 0.25 % of span
and 1.15 respectively, because c. 0.4 % of span
a. Concrete is heterogeneous while steel d. 0.45% of span
is homogeneous
119. As per IS : 456, side face reinforcement,
b. The control on the quality of concrete not less than 0.05% of web area, is
is not as good as that of steel provided on each side when the depth of
c. Concrete is weak in tension web is not less than
d. Voids in concrete are 0.5% while those a. 300 mm
in steel are 0.15% b. 400 mm
114. The propagation of a shear crack in a c. 500 mm
prestressed concrete member depends on
d. 750 mm
a. Tensile reinforcement
120. The yield line theory is a
b. Compression reinforcement
a. lower bound method of design of over-
c. Shear reinforcement reinforced slabs
d. Shape of the cross-section of the beam b. lower bound method of design of
115. A compared to working stress method of under–reinforced slabs
design, limit state method takes concrete to c. upper bound method of analysis of
a. a higher stress level under–reinforced slabs
b. A lower stress level d. upper bound method of analysis of
c. The same stress level under–reinforced slabs
d. Sometimes higher but generally lower
stress level