Construction Practice, Planning and Management PYQs, GPSC Civil (Page 1)

1. In PERT analysis, negative slack occurs when

C) there is deficiency of resources

2. The maximum time required for an activity in most adverse condition is called as _______

B) Pessimistic Time.

3. Which of the following is associated with a critical activity in an A-O-A network?

C) Zero Float.

4. In the time-cost optimization, using CPM method for network analysis, the crashing of activities along the critical path is done starting with the activity having the

A) Least Cost Slope.

5. The process of incorporating changes and rescheduling or replanning is called as

D) Updating.

6. Military type of organization is known as

A) Line Organization.

7. The pre-tender stage of construction requires

(i) Selection of site

(ii) Acquisition of land

(iii) Finalization of details.

D) (i), (ii) and (iii)

8. The early finish time of an activity is the _______ of early start time and the duration of activity.

A) Sum

9. The difference between total float and free float is called as

C) Interfering Float

10. The occurrence of completion of an activity is called as

A) Head Event

11. If the scheduled completion time for a particular project is 15 days and its earliest expected time is 10 days, then the slack time for the project is

B) + 5 days

12. Gantt charts indicate

A) comparison of actual progress with the scheduled progress

13. An equipment costs Rs 25 lakhs with an estimated salvage value of Rs 5 lakhs after 5 years of useful life. What is the approximate equated annual cost for the use of the equipment?

A) 4 lakhs

14. Which of the following is the correct sequence to analyze a project for implementation?

C) Work Breakdown Structure, Network, Scheduling with resource allocation, Time-cost study

15. Frequency distribution curves

(i) Having a single hump, are called as unimodal curves.

(ii) If symmetrical, are called as normal curves.

(iii) If unsymmetrical, are called as skew curves.

D) (i), (ii) and (iii)

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