Shear Force & Bending Moment PYQs, GPSC Civil Engineering

With usual notations, shear stress in the beam is denoted by

A) My/I

B) MI/y

C) Iy/M

D) None of the above

D) None of the above


If a cantilever of length (l) carries a point load (W) at the free end, then bending moment diagram will be a

A) Parabola with maximum ordinate at the centre of the beam

B) Parabola with maximum ordinate at the cantilever end

C) Triangle with maximum ordinate at the free end

D) Triangle with maximum ordinate at the fixed end

D) Triangle with maximum ordinate at the fixed end


A fixed beam of uniform section is carrying a point load at its mid-span. If the moment of inertia of the middle half-length is reduced to half its previous value, then the fixed end moments will

A) Increase

B) Decrease

C) Remain unchanged

D) Change their direction

A) Increase


The shape of Shear Force Diagram for a cantilever beam subjected to a couple at its free end is

A) No SF at any part of the beam

B) Rectangular

C) Linearly Varying

D) Parabolic

A) No SF at any part of the beam


Which one of the following methods is more accurate for Approximate Analysis of building frames subjected to Horizontal Loading, when Stiffness of the members is different?

A) Dunkerley’s Method

B) Cantilever Method

C) Portal Method

D) Factor Method

D) Factor Method


If a simply supported beam is loaded with point load W at the centre then what is the ratio of bending moment at the support to the bending moment at the centre?

A) 0.5

B) 0

C) 1

D) 2

B) 0


If the magnitude of shear force is constant, then the magnitude of the slope of bending moment curve is

A) zero

B) increasing

C) decreasing

D) constant

D) constant


If the end B of a continuous beam ABC sinks down, then the moment at A will be

A) zero

B) negative

C) positive

D) infinity

B) negative


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?

A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

D) 5

C) 3


A propped cantilever beam of span L is subjected to Uniformly Distributed Load of w kN/m throughout the span. What is the distance of Point of Contraflexure from the Fixed end?

A) 0.175L

B) 0.25L

C) 0.33L

D) 0.375L

B) 0.25L


Practice Test On Shear Force & Bending Moment PYQs, Solid Mechanics/Strength of Materials PYQs, GPSC Civil Engineering Previous Year Asked Questions (Section 1-1)

GPSC Civil Engineering Previous Year Asked Questions

1 / 10

A propped cantilever beam of span L is subjected to Uniformly Distributed Load of w kN/m throughout the span. What is the distance of Point of Contraflexure from the Fixed end?

2 / 10

If the end B of a continuous beam ABC sinks down, then the moment at A will be

3 / 10

The shape of Shear Force Diagram for a cantilever beam subjected to a couple at its free end is

4 / 10

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?

5 / 10

Which one of the following methods is more accurate for Approximate Analysis of building frames subjected to Horizontal Loading, when Stiffness of the members is different?

6 / 10

If the magnitude of shear force is constant, then the magnitude of the slope of bending moment curve is

7 / 10

If a simply supported beam is loaded with point load W at the centre then what is the ratio of bending moment at the support to the bending moment at the centre?

8 / 10

A fixed beam of uniform section is carrying a point load at its mid-span. If the moment of inertia of the middle half-length is reduced to half its previous value, then the fixed end moments will

9 / 10

With usual notations, shear stress in the beam is denoted by

10 / 10

If a cantilever of length (l) carries a point load (W) at the free end, then bending moment diagram will be a

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