GPSC Civil Engineering Previous Year Asked Questions

GPSC Civil Engineering Practice Paper

50 MCQs (50 Marks)

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The purpose of providing cavity wall is
(i) to prevent dampness
(ii) heat insulation
(iii) sound insulation

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Riprap is provided to

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Reciprocating pumps are suitable for

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The hole diameter in base plates shall not exceed the anchor bolt diameter by more than

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Which of the following coagulant is singularly effective in producing sludge for the activated sludge process

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Acidic soils are reclaimed by

7 / 50

Transverse shear applied to a beam normally results in

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Optimal flight planning for a photogrammetric survey should be carried out considering

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The purpose of recarbonation after lime-soda process of water softening is

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Bessel’s method is associated with

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Mean precipitation over an area is best obtained using

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A rigid footing is resting on the surface of a cohesive soil. Select the statement which is represents the soil pressure distribution below the footing:

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If Reynold's number is less than 1, then

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Which of the following component of the Oil Paint bring down its overall cost, reduce the weight and increase the durability?

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A cantilever beam of T cross-section carries uniformly distributed load. Where does the maximum magnitude of bending stress occur?

16 / 50

The main function of a sand column to

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Torsion resisting capacity of a Reinforced Concrete section

18 / 50

Shielding glass consists high content of

19 / 50

A good staircase should preferably have the maximum and minimum pitch respectively as

20 / 50

As per IS Code of practice for brickworks, a bed joint shall not be thicker than

21 / 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?

22 / 50

Surkhi is added to lime mortar to

23 / 50

Free ammonia in water indicates

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For resisting torsion, the most ideal steel section from the following is

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Which of the following statement(s) is/are true
(i) Liquidity index is also known as Water-Plasticity ratio
(ii) Sum of Liquidity index and Consistency index is always equal to 100%

26 / 50

Design compressive stress in concrete, for collapse in flexure, is taken as

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A simple supported steel I beam is replaced by a C-channel made with aluminum. Both sections have similar moment of inertia and are subjected to same loading. The following will remain true,

28 / 50

Consider the following parameters related to fluid flow:
(i) Vorticity
(ii) Velocity potential
(iii) Stream Function
Which of these parameters exit both in rotational and irrotational flows

29 / 50

Economic saving of time results by crashing

30 / 50

Weber number can be best connected to which of the following

31 / 50

The error due to bad ranging is

32 / 50

Direct Design Method can be used to design a rectangular RCC flat slab, only if the ratio of the longer span to the shorter span within a panel

33 / 50

Which of the following is primarily responsible for the corrosion resistance of stainless steel?

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In combined stress theory, kern of a section is that area of the cross-section whereupon loading there will be no tension anywhere in the cross-section. So, the kern of an I-section is

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A strut is a structural member subjected to

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In Soda-lime process of water softening,

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How is a truss, which undergoes rigid body translation for an arbitrary load, classified as?

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The maximum slenderness ratio for a load bearing is

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A beam with uniform strength refers to which of the following?

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The fasteners in gusseted base plate are designed for

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_______ occurs in steep slopes when the soil mass above the base of the slope and below the base of the slope is homogeneous:

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Normal Stresses on two perpendicular planes are +120 MPa and +60 MPa respectively. The element is also subjected to shear stress of 40 MPa. Maximum Shear Stress at a point is

43 / 50

The transverse members of the scaffolding, placed at the right angle to the walls with one end supported on the ledger and another end on the wall, are known as

44 / 50

Which of the following types of structures can be analysed by Kani’s Method?
(i) Gable Frame
(ii) Plane Truss
(iii) Braced Frame

45 / 50

Which one of the following is not a factor considered for calculating the net effective area of a tension member?

46 / 50

Of the following four bars of same material and same length, which one will have minimum elongation?

47 / 50

Boundary layer thickness is the distance from the surface of the solid body in the direction perpendicular to flow where the velocity of fluid is equal to

48 / 50

In plastic method of analysis, the value of yield stress of the grade of steel shall not exceed.

49 / 50

Considerable loss of shear strength due to shock or disturbance is exhibited by

50 / 50

Sulphate attack over a building material is caused by salts of

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GPSC Civil Engineering Previous Year Asked Questions
Fluid Mechanics PYQs
Current Trends And Recent Advancements In Civil Engineering Field PYQs
Important Buildings, Monuments, Reservoir and Important Construction In Gujarat PYQs
Surveying PYQs
Bridge Engineering PYQs
Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering PYQs
Building Materials PYQs
Solid Mechanics/Strength of Materials PYQs
Structural Analysis PYQs
Design of Steel Structures PYQs
Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures/Design of RCC Structures PYQs
Construction Practice, Planning and Management PYQs
Building Construction PYQs
Environmental Engineering PYQs
Soil Mechanics/Geo-technical  Engineering PYQs
Foundation Engineering PYQs
Highway Engineering PYQs
Building Materials PYQs

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