Bridge Engineering PYQs, GPSC Civil Previous Year Questions

GPSC Civil Engineering Practice Paper (Date : 16/06/2023)

50 MCQs - 50 Marks (All Subject)

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From the following, select which is not a culvert type?

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The most common countermeasure used to prevent scour at bridge abutments is

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Earliest finish of an activity is always:

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What is Catchment area of Ukai dam?

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The metacentric height is the distance between the

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Wing walls are designed as retaining walls similar to those of abutments. However the main difference between their design is

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Transverse shear applied to a beam normally results in

8 / 50

The method of plane tabling, commonly used for establishing the instrument stations only, is a

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The best hydraulic cross section of an open channel is the one having the

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Which of the following is not a displacement method?

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In order to prevent Alkali-aggregate reaction, low alkali cement can be used, in such a case what is the maximum permissible percentage of fly ash allowed in concrete mix design?

12 / 50

Which of the following is not the characteristic of green building?

13 / 50

What is the minimum size of a “First Run” or a “Single Run Fillet Weld”, when the thickness of the thicker plate is 8-10 mm and the thickness of the thinner plate is 5–6 mm.

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According to the elastic failure theory which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
i. Failure in ductile materials is specified through yielding
ii. Failure in brittle materials is specified through yielding
iii. Failure in ductile materials is specified through fracture
iv. Failure in brittle materials is specified through slipping

15 / 50

In a beam theory, the three-moment equation is applicable to any structure only when

16 / 50

In Simpson's rule the line joining the top of ordinates is considered to be _____

17 / 50

Cavitation is caused by

18 / 50

Which of the following dam is located in Gujarat?

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According to Newton’s law of viscosity, shear stress is

20 / 50

For a retaining wall,

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Which of the following statements is correct for the selection of sand for masonry mortars?
i. In natural sand, clay, fine silt and fine dust should be not more than 5% by mass
ii. In crushed stone sand, clay, fine silt and fine dust should be not more than 5% by mass
iii. Various sizes of particles of sand should be uniformly distributed throughout the mass

22 / 50

Which of the following RCC beams will have brittle failure during bending test?

23 / 50

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
i. Higher Vee-Bee time shows lower workability
ii. Higher slump shows higher workability
iii. Higher compacting factor shows higher workability

24 / 50

Stadia tacheometry is based on the principle that

25 / 50

For a symmetrical two hinged parabolic arch, if one of the supports settles horizontally, then the horizontal thrust

26 / 50

Which type of steel bar is used in pre-stressed concrete structural elements?

27 / 50

The basic structural units of clay minerals composed:

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A proposed model of river stretch of 20 km is to have a horizontal scale of (1/1000) and vertical scale of (1/400). If the normal discharge, width and depth of river are 182 m3/s, 100 m and 2 m, respectively, then model discharge would be

29 / 50

In viscous damped free vibrations, damping force is proportional to

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Which of the following are the examples of Abutments without wind walls?
i. Buried abutment
ii. Tee abutment
iii. Arch abutment

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Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect?
i. The dry density is the bulk density of soil in dried condition
ii. The void ratio of a saturated soil can be determined from its water content
iii. 100% saturation line and zero percent air voids line are identical.

32 / 50

The automation in operation of public utility services such as bulk water supply and distribution system can be achieved by implementation of

33 / 50

The essential source of magnetism is due to

34 / 50

The Air binding problem in a rapid gravity filter is because of the
i. negative head
ii. increase of water temperature as it passes through the filter bed
iii. release of oxygen by algae

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Unit of Young’s Modulus is same as that of

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In context with the effectiveness of chlorine as a water disinfectant, choose the correct sequence in the descending order (i.e. ‘from the most effective to the least effective’)

37 / 50

In a simply supported beam, the temperature variation produces

38 / 50

In the method of repetition for measuring horizontal angles, to rotate the instrument without changing the reading

39 / 50

Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada is a _____

40 / 50

The colour of the chlorine gas which is used as a water disinfectant is

41 / 50

Which of the following is a sub-type of an open tender?

42 / 50

Trigonometric levelling is

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As per BIS 10500-2012, for which of the parameters the ‘Acceptable Limit’ and ‘Permissible limit in the absence of alternate sources’ is the same?
i. Iron
ii. Total Dissolved Solids
iii. Total Hardness

44 / 50

The permissible tensile stress in HYSD reinforcement used for water tanks is

45 / 50

Shrinkage of concrete depends on

i. Humidity of atmosphere

ii. Passage of time

iii. Stress

46 / 50

Which of the following failure theories assumes that failure by yielding occurs when energy used in changing the shape of the unit volume of a component is equal to the distortion energy per unit volume at the yield stress of a specimen subjected to simple tension or compression test?

47 / 50

For laminar flow between parallel plates separated by a discharge of 2h, head loss varies

48 / 50

Which of the following best describes the structural system of Burj Khalifa ?

49 / 50

How many points of contraflexure are present in the portal frame supported by fixed support at both the ends and subjected to only horizontal UDL on entire length of one vertical face?

50 / 50

Expansion bearing in bridge super structure permits

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The suitable surfacing material for a bridge deck slab is

A) Bituminous carpet

B) Mastic asphalt

C) Rolled asphalt

D) Sheet asphalt

B) Mastic asphalt


The formula _____ is applicable only for 6 – 15 m span T – bridge bridges, where, W = Total weight in kg/m2, L = clear span in meter

A) W = 415 + 80L

B) W = 198.5 L

C) W = 166 L

D) W = 144 L

A) W = 415 + 80L



At what interval cross sections should be determined for preliminary survey of bridge site investigation?

A) 25 m

B) 50 m

C) 75 m

D) 100 m

B) 50 m


For bridging gaps in hilly areas _____ bridges are ideal solution.

A) Rigid frame bridges

B) Suspension bridges

C) Cantilever bridges

D) None of the above

B) Suspension bridges


Golden Bridge in Gujarat which connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch is a _____

A) balanced cantilever type bridge

B) submersible bridge

C) 2-hinged Arch type bridge

D) 3-hinged Arch type bridge

A) balanced cantilever type bridge



Which of the given type of bridge is a bridge with movable span superstructure?

A) Bascule Bridges

B) Cut-Boat Bridges

C) Lift Bridges

D) All of the above

D) All of the above


A bascule bridge is a

A) Deck bridge

B) Fixed bridge

C) Movable bridge

D) Through bridge

C) Movable bridge


Wing walls are designed as retaining walls similar to those of abutments. However the main difference between their design is

A) the absence of live load in case of wing wall

B) the absence of dead load in case of the wing wall

C) the absence of the hydrostatic load in case of wing wall

D) the presence of impact load in case of the abutment

A) the absence of live load in case of wing wall



A bridge is treated as a ‘long-span bridge’ if its span is more than

A) 90 m

B) 120 m

C) 150 m

D) 240 m

B) 120 m


According to Indian Railways, the bridges having total waterways less than 18 m or having any span of clear waterways less than 12 m is

A) Minor bridges

B) Major bridges

C) Important bridges

D) Culverts

A) Minor bridges



Wing-wall constructed at right angles to the abutment is called as

A) Curved wing-walls

B) Return wing-walls

C) Splayed wing-walls

D) Straight wing-walls

B) Return wing-walls


A bridge is treated as a major bridge if the span is

A) < 6 m

B) 8 to 30 m

C) 30 to 120 m

D) More than 120 m

C) 30 to 120 m


In river training work for bridge, the spur is constructed

A) Inclined to the river flow

B) Parallel to the river flow

C) Transverse to the river flow

D) In any direction as per the site conditions

C) Transverse to the river flow



Which of the statement(s) is/are false for Bridge Bearings?
i. The expansion and contraction and the movement which occur under traffic or wind loads are not imposed on the supports of the bridge but on the bearings which allow such movements quite freely in relation to the supports
ii. The cost of bearing accounts for as much as 10-15% of the total cost of the bridge

A) Only (i)

B) Only (ii)

C) Both (i) and (ii)

D) Neither (i) nor (ii)

D) Neither (i) nor (ii)


In bridges, fixed bearings

A) allow rotation but restrict translation

B) do not allow rotation but allow translation

C) allow rotation and translation

D) do not allow rotation as well as translation

A) allow rotation but restrict translation


Practice Test On Bridge Engineering PYQs, GPSC Civil Engineering Previous Year Asked Questions (Section 1-1)

GPSC Civil Engineering Previous Year Asked Questions

1 / 15

Which of the statement(s) is/are false for Bridge Bearings?
i. The expansion and contraction and the movement which occur under traffic or wind loads are not imposed on the supports of the bridge but on the bearings which allow such movements quite freely in relation to the supports
ii. The cost of bearing accounts for as much as 10-15% of the total cost of the bridge

2 / 15

At what interval cross sections should be determined for preliminary survey of bridge site investigation?

3 / 15

Wing-wall constructed at right angles to the abutment is called as

4 / 15

A bridge is treated as a major bridge if the span is

5 / 15

Wing walls are designed as retaining walls similar to those of abutments. However the main difference between their design is

6 / 15

The formula _____ is applicable only for 6 – 15 m span T – bridge bridges, where, W = Total weight in kg/m2, L = clear span in meter

7 / 15

In river training work for bridge, the spur is constructed

8 / 15

A bascule bridge is a

9 / 15

According to Indian Railways, the bridges having total waterways less than 18 m or having any span of clear waterways less than 12 m is

10 / 15

A bridge is treated as a ‘long-span bridge’ if its span is more than

11 / 15

In bridges, fixed bearings

12 / 15

For bridging gaps in hilly areas _____ bridges are ideal solution.

13 / 15

Golden Bridge in Gujarat which connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch is a _____

14 / 15

The suitable surfacing material for a bridge deck slab is

15 / 15

Which of the given type of bridge is a bridge with movable span superstructure?

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