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1. The number of independent elastic constants for a linear elastic isotropic and
homogeneous material is
(A) 4 (B) 3 (C) 2 (D) 1
2. The effective length of a column of length L fixed against rotation and translation at one end and free at the other end is
(A) 0.5 L (B) 0.7 L (C) 1.414 L (D) 2L

3. As per India standard code of practice for pre stressed concrete (IS:1343-1980) the minimum grades of concrete to be used for post-tensioned and pre-tensioned structural elements are respectively
(A) M20 for both (B) M40 and M30 (C) M15 and M20 (D) M30 and M40

4.A fine grained soil has liquid limit of 60 and plastic limit of 20. As per the plasticity chart, according to IS classification, the soil is represented by the letter symbols
(A) CL (B) CI (C) CH (D) CL-ML

5.Quick sand condition occurs when

(A) The void ratio of the soil becomes 1.0
(B) The upward seepage pressure in soil becomes zero
(C) The upward seepage pressure in soil becomes equal to the saturated unit weight of the soil
(D) The upward seepage pressure in soil becomes equal to the submerged unit weight of the soil
6.As per IRC: 67-2001, a traffic sign indicating the Speed Limit on a road should be of
(A) Circular Shape with White Background and Red Border
(B) Triangular Shape with White Background and Red Border
(C) Triangular Shape with Red Background and White Border
(D) Circular Shape with Red Background ad White Border

A coastal city produces municipal solid waste (MSW) with high moisture content, high organic materials, low calorific value and low inorganic materials. The most effective and sustainable option for MSW management in that city is
(A) Composting (B) Dumping in sea (C) Incineration (D) Landfill
9 . According to the Noise Pollution (Regulation and control) Rules, 2000, of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, India, the day time and night time noise level limits in ambient air for residential areas expressed in dB(A) Leg are
(A) 50 and 40 (B) 55 and 45 (C) 65 and 55 (D) 75 and 70

10. The local mean time at a place located in longitude 90º 40’E when the standard time is 6 hours and 30 minutes and the standard meridian is 82º 30’E is
(A) 5 hours, 2 minutes and 40 seconds
(B) 5 hours, 57 minutes and 20 seconds
(C) 6 hours, and 30 minutes
(D) 7 hours, 02 minutes and 40 seconds

11. The design speed for a two-lane road is 80kmph. When a design vehicle with a wheelbase of 6.6m is negotiating a horizontal curve on that road, the off-tracking is measured as 0.096m. The required widening of carriageway of the two-lane road on the curve is approximately
(A) 0.55m (B) 0.65m (C) 0.75m (D) 0.85m

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