Sunday, September 6, 2015

TNPSC CESE EXAM 2015 held on 06 Sep 2015 Answer Key By Pyramid IAS Academy

TNPSC CESE EXAM 2015 held on 06 Sep 2015 Answer Key By Pyramid IAS Academy

Civil Engineering  Ques no 1 -200

TNPSC published answer key today

1.  The Pavement concrete quality,   a) 0.75 to 0.80

2.  Type of stone masonry without any mortar  
d) Dry rubble

3. Generally the rail sections used in India are
c) Flat footed

4.  The maximum strain energy stored limit per unit volume is known as  c) modulus of resilience                   

5. When  load is acting in longitudinal direction and when a change in length take place, the strain is known as  a) Linear strain  

6.   The deflection of a beam will be reduced if the moment of Inertia of the beam is   a) Increased   

7. Consider the following statements
In subsoil exploration programme the term “ significant depth of exploration” is upto
1.  the width of foundation
2. twice the width of foundation
3. the depth where the additional stress intensity is less than 20% of the overburden pressure
4. the depth where the additional stress intensity is less than 10% of the overburden pressure
Of these statements:
d) 2 and 4 are correct

8. A soil is classified as ‘GC’ as per Indian Standard Soil Classification System. The percentage of fines in the soil is  d) more than 12

9.  The dissolved oxygen level in natural unpolluted waters at normal temperature is found to be of the range of  b) 1- 10 mg/litre

10.Hydralulic equivalent section of two sewers are such that they discharge at same rate laid on same grade when  b) running half depth

11. A water purification works handles 50,000 m3/day of water which needs a chlorine (Chlorine demand) of 0.4 mg/l. The residual chlorine after 15 minutes of contact time is 0.2 mg/l. The chlorine dosage in mg/l is  d) 0.6 mg/l

12. Which type of formwork is more economical for structure constructions?  d) Climbing formwork

13. If the compaction factor is 0.95, the workability of concrete is  d) high

14. For  good performance of a construction joint, the material used between the old and new concrete surfaces is d) a polymer bonding agent

15. In prestressed concrete, for post tensioned members, the minimum 28 days compressive strength of concrete prescribed in IS 1343 is
 b) 30 MPa  

16. A masonry chimney is of hollow circular section with height to outer diameter ratio of 5. As per IS 875-1987, the force coefficient for the wind force calculations is  a) 0.8

17. An equal angle is to be connected to a gusset plate by fillet welds, welded longitudinally at top and bottom of the angle. The tensile load acts along the centroidal axis of the angle. The length of weld required at the horizontal leg angle is l1. The length of weld required at top is l2. Which among the following is correct?  b) l1 > l2 

18. For higher silt carrying capacity, the lined canal section should be   c) circular

19. The side slope, generally adopted for a trapezoidal surface drain in alluvial soil is
b) 1 : 1 

20. The soil moisture which is useful for plant’s growth is   b) Capillary water

21. The pre stress is induced in the cross section of a pretensioned prestressed concrete member due to the   a) bond between tendons and concrete

22. The corrected length of a runway 2075 after applying correction for gradient is  c) 2179 m    

23. The order of funding for Inland Water Transport (IWT) in eighth five year plan for modernization
c) 190 crore

24. In a flow net, the discharge is inversely proportional to
c) number of equipotential drops

25. The short cut key to bring find and replace dialog box in MS word is  b) Control + F  

26. A display of a volume model that shows all of its edges is called a  c) Wire frame     

27. Higher water cement ratio results in .....(b) 2 and 3 are correct
28. The time of consolidation of layer with....(a) 0.25t

29.The information which cannot be included in drawing is conveyed to the estimator  b) through specification

30. To estimate the cost of the whole project by detailed estimate, provision for supervision (or) departmental charge is  a) 5% to 10% of estimated cost

31. The unit of payment for grouting of cracks, joints etc is in  b) Per metre

32. Maximum strain theory for the failure of a material at the elastic limit, is known as

33.The moisture absorption of a good stone should be less than    c) 5%  

34. Earth pressure at rest is
b) greater than active earth pressure but less than positive earth pressure

35. As per IS 2911-1974  the safe load of pile from pile load is taken as
c) 1/2 the load at which the total settlement is equal  to 10% of the pile diameter

36. Lime and Soda are added to water to remove
c) Hardness  

37. In a conventional activated sludge, how much oxygen is required per kg of BOD5 to removed?
c) 0.3- 0.4 kg  

38. Cowl is provided at
b) Upper end of a ventilating column

39. Assertion (A): In continuous beams under reversal of stresses, there will be a negative  moment near the mid span and positive moment near the support
Reason (R): T- beam action may be utilized near the supports and should not be considered near the mid span while designing continuous beam under reversal of stresses. b)  Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

40. According to Grashof-Rankine and in two way slabs Marcus, the ratio of wx to wy load sharing is proportional to a)  
41. The water year in Indian may be taken as
a) From June to May

42.  The most commonly used probability distribution to fit the flood data is
b) Gumbel’s extreme value distribution

43. The useful moisture of a soil is equal to
d) Difference between filed capacity and permanent wiling point

44.Concrete roads are opened to traffic after
b) 7 days   

45. Which one of the following is incorrect about a flexible pavement? d) High flexural strength

46. If Td, Tv, and Ts are traffic density, volume and speed of the traffic flow, respectively and when Ts = 0,then  d) Td= is maximum and Tv = 0

47. Latest start and finish time in CPM is determined by   b) Backward pass

48. CPM scheduling of projects is a
b) Deterministic approach to scheduling

49. Which one of the following is an incorrect network rule?
b) An event can occur twice

50. Which among the following is a Retarder?

a) Calcium sulphate 

51. The Bogue compound Tricalcium aluminate in clinkering process of cement is named as
c) Celite

52. The curvature correction for a distance for a distance of 800 m is  c) 0.05 m  

53. Anallatic lens is fitted with
b) External focusing telescope

54. Which one is not a fundamental axis of a Theodolite? All are correct
a) Line of sight                        b) Axis of altitude bubble
c) Axis of plate level    d) Horizontal axis

55. A single acting steam hammer weighing W kN and falling through a height of H m drive pile to about x cm penetration under last five blows. Then the allowable load on the pile _____ kN

56. Compatibility conditions are essentially required to solve
c) Redundant frame   

57. The soil compacted on the dry side of optimum has _____ compared to that compacted on the wet side of optimum.
d) more permeability and more strength

58. The second moment of the area of a triangle about is base b, having its height h is
None of the above

59.Which of the following is not a water borne disease? d) Malaria

60. Match the following :
a) Carcinogenic agents
1. Cancer
b) Dust Particles
2. Respiratory diseases
c) Odour nuisance
3. Bronchitis
d) Chronic pulmonary disease
4. Hydrogen sulphide
a) A-1 B-2 C-4 D-3

61. A retarding basin type of flood control reservoir is the one which is provided with
a) Uncontrolled outlets and spillway

62. The pattern of shear stress distribution across a circular beam cross section is  b) Parabolic 

63. In a CU test, the diameter of Mohr Circle for total stresses at incipient failure condition is 200 kPa to a scale. If the pore pressure at failure is 50 kPa, the diameter of Mohr Circle for effective stresses at failure drawn to the same scale is equal to
a) 150 kPa 

64. The tranverse reinforcemenr.... (c) 60 %
65. When the bending moment at the .....(a) compression rft

66. Capacity of a 3.75 metre traffic lane is  d) 1000 PCU

67. The main cause of road accident in India is due to
c) speed violation

68. The purpose of a ‘Median’ is to eliminate
a) Head on collision

69. Runway orientation (alignment) should be strictly
d) neither parallel nor perpendicular but slightly inclined to highway alignment

70. Out of the four types of gradient for laying railways tracks, which is STEEPEST?
c) Pushing Gradient

71. The three key elements for a graphics workstation the host processor, display controller and   c) CRT  

72. Which technique enables the designer to mold and shape rater then construct an object using a series of lines?  b) Solid modeling

73. Following is an example for mobile OS
a) Symbian   

74. Which one of the following is not classified as a shell?
 b) Pyramid   

75. A type of bond in brick masonry where bricks are laid on edge
c) Soldier course

76. Which one of the following is not a method of underpinning?  b) Put log method

77. Strain energy stored in a specimen due to volumetric strain is

78. A simple beam with a point load ‘p’ at its centre, the strain energy stored due to bending is

79. If brass has higher co –efficient of thermal expansion than steel, it means that
c) brass expands more than steel

80.  The critical hydraulic gradient of a soil is 1.0 Its saturated unit weight is  d) 19.62 kN/m3

81.In a series of triaxial tests on a soil, if the deviator stress at failure is independent of ce pressure, then

82. Match the following
a) Service pipe
1. pipe connecting storage tanks to various fixtures
b) Distribution pipe
2. Pipe used for feeding the water from the main to the building
c) Supply pipe
3. Pipe line between stopcock and storage tank
d) Water main
4. Pipe line intended for general use
a) A-2 B-1 C-3 D-4 

83.Under like conditions , approximately how much more water will be carried by a 20 cm pipe when compared to that carried by a 10 cm pipe
b) 4 times 

84. The common source for flaky aggregates is
c) Laminated rock bed

85. The test suitable for a concrete of very low workability is  d) Compacting factor test

86. The cement becomes unsound, if the percentage of free magnesia exceeds _____ weights of cement
 d) 6.0

87. The spacing of stirrups in a prestressed beam should not exceed
c) 0.75 times the effective depth of the beam

88. Masonry chimneys are lined from inside form inside with fire bricks, atleast upto
d) 20 to 25% of its height from bottom

89.The partial safety factor for strength of steel reinforcement at limit state of collapse is
a) 1.15  

90. The difference in crop response due to different irrigation methods can be evaluated using
c)  Water application efficiency

91. The coefficient of variation  of a good point source emitter of a drip system should be
d) <0 .05="" o:p="">

92. Fish ladder is provided on the side of
a) divide wall  

93. A good bituminous concrete road should have a roughness value in the range of
d) 1000- 1500 mm per km

94. The bars are used in cement  concrete pavements to withstand
b) Tensile stresses

95. The four types of Mail Merge main documents are
a) Form letters, Directories, Catalogs and Envelopes

96.CAD and CAM are linked through
a) a common database and communications system

97. The undesirable properties of cement is due to formation of
d)  tetracalcium aluminate

98. As per IS specification, minimum time for initial setting of ordinary Portland cement is
b) 30 minutes 

99. Compressive strength of cement is determined using cube of size  d) 7.06 cm

100. The unit of measurement for explosive for blasting   b) Kg   
101. In analysis of rate the quantity of dry mortar of 10 cubic metre nrick work is taken as b) 3 m3    

102.  The technique of finding the fair price of an existing building or property at present is known as
b) valuation 

103.  The useful part if liveable area of a building is known as  d) Carpert area

104.  A  cable of span ‘l’ and central dip ‘d’ is subjected to uniform load ‘w’ per unit horizontal depth. The horizontal component of tension in the cable is   b)

105.  Filed channels are also called  a) supply canals                      

106. Euler critical load of a member  is defined as
a)  The load which is just sufficient to maintain the column in a deflected shape

107. The width and depth of footing are 2 and 1.5 m respectively. The water table at the site is at a depth of 3m below the ground level. The water table correction factor for the calculation of the bearing capacity of soil is  a) 0.875  

108. The load carrying capacity of a bored pile in sand is about ______times that of a driven pile.
a) 2/3  to ¾ and c) ½ to 2/3   

109. The load carrying capacity of pile depends on
c)shaft and point resistance  

110. The technique used to remove gaseous pollutants from an effluents stream
b) Adsorption, catalytic treatment, scrubbing, centrifugal separation

111. If recirculation ratio (R/I) equal to 1, then recirculation factor (F) is   d) 1.65

112.In BOD test raw sewage is diluted to 5%. The oxygen consumption by bacteria during 5 days experiment is 6 mg/l. The BOD5 is   c) 120 mg/l   

113. The critical section for punching shear in an isolated pad footing of effective depth d will be located at
c) d/2 distance alround from the face of column

114. The modular ratio for M 35 grad of concrete is
a) 8.11 

115. Which type of beam section among the following will fail in a catastrophic manner?
c) Over reinforced section

116. Which one of the following is a flexible outlet?
d) Open  flume outlet

117.  The 4 hr unit hydrograph of a basin can be approximated as a triangle with a base 48 hour and peak ordinate of 200 m3/S. Then the area of the basin is    b) 1728 Km2

118. In  the channel flood routing by Muskingum
d) 0.7

119. The disadvantage of “Diamond junction” is d) No provision  for easy right turn

120. For the most effective traffic control, adopt
a) More  number of traffic signs

121. Recommended value of camber for a WBM
d) 1 in 33

122. The wooden or rubber poles or poles placed
a) Fenders

123. If the earliest start of the successor is 43 d) 5

124. If to, tp and tm are the optimistic, d)

125. Specific gravity of raw rubber at 00C is  a) 0. 95

126. Which among the following when added to plastics  b) Asbestos fibres

127.The name of the glass produced by placing  b) Bullet proof glass

128. Equally spaced contours indicate
c) uniform slope   

129. The expansion for GPS for locating an object on earth is
b) Global Position System

130. The acrallactic lens is fitted in the telescope of tacheometer in order to
c) eliminate additive  

131. G.T.S. stands for
d) Great Trignometrical Survey

132.  Normal stress on two perpendicular planes passing c) 200 N/mm2

133. A cantilever beam subjected to a concentrated load a) Pl3/3EI

134. Relationship among E,C and K is

135. Cap system provided at the top of landfill is made of b
a) layered soil cover

136.The main mechanism for purification of water b) Straining

137.Ratio of 2.5 day 350C BOD to the 5 day  d) 0.65

138. A commonly used hand pump is the  b) reciprocating pump

139. The capillary rise in clay is usually between
d) more than 10 m

140. If the undrained cohesion of a saturated caly
b) 50 kPa

141. For a soil having liquid limit of 45%. Plastic limit
a) 20%

142. Assertion (A) : Light weight concrete exhibits higher shrinkage than normal concrete
Reason (R): Modulus of elasticity of light weight concrete is lower than normal weight concrete b)Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A 

143. The minimum distribution to be provided in one way c) 0.0012 bD

144. Match the lists
List I
List II
a) Canal drop
1) Control of flow depth
b) Canal escape
2) Con troll off bed grade
c) Canal cross regulator level
3) Control of full supply
d)Canal outlet
4) Control of discharge
b) A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4

145. A lamp post at the edge of the pavement b) 90%

146.Reflection cracking is observed in
c) Bituminuous overlay over cement concrete surface

147. Minimum lateral clearance desirable form the pavement edge is b) 1.85

148. For a 3 degree Broad Gauge transitioned
b) 89 km/k

149. The place within the harbor where ships can
c) Turning Basin or Turning circle

150.  Which type of computer will you most likely encounter b) note book

151. SQL stands for   b) structured Query Language 
152. If water content, specific gravity… © 60%
153. Pic the incorrect principle in stone masonry… (b) header and bond stones..
154. Water cement ratio … © weight of water to weight of cement
155. The cost of a machine is Rs 50000… © Rs 30000
156. Which of the following is most correct estimate ?... © detailed estimate
157. If V is stream speed and S is the average space gap ….(B) 1000V/S

158.Safe yield which is the maximum quantity of water can be supplied during a critical dry period is also known as …a) Firm yield
159.Length of parabolic cable of span l and maximum dip ‘d’ is ..   c)   

160. For undisturbed sampling, the area ratio for a thin walled sampler should not normally exceed
a) 15%             

161. A 30 cm diameter pile is …..(a) 105.6 kN
162. The total passive earth pressure….(d) 480 kN
163. The other conditions being equal….(d) an inverse function of water cement ratio
164. Resistance of aggregate to failure by impact …..(c) toughness
165. In case of Volume batching… (a) bulking

166. The maximum effective slenderness ratio of a member…. (d)400

167. The minimum number of batterns …© 4
168. A roof truss has to carry snow loads….(b) 1/4
169. The pattern of actual shear stress distribution…(a) parabolically

170. Leaching is a process by which ..
b) Excess salt in the soil pushed down by standing water above the soil

171. The characteristic feature of a barrage is..
c) provision of series of gates across the river

172. The velocity of drainage water in syphon aqueduct is normally limited to …
b) 2 to 3 m/s  
173. Formulae for length of transition curve .. (D) 0.0215 v^3/CR
174.For a good drainage, the highest level of ground water table… ©0.90m
175.  Seal coat in highway maintenance ..(B) rehabilitation and strengthening

176. Numbering of events in a network was devised by …b) D.R. Fulherson

177. The factor of safety with respect to cohesion of an embankment of height 6 m is 1.5. The critical height off the embankment is …c) 9 m   
178. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists
List I (Type of cement)
List II (Uses)
a) Rapid hardening cement
1. Refractory concrete in industries
b) Quick setting cement
2. Dams
c) High setting cement
3. Concrete under water
d) Low hear cement
4. Rapair of bridges
                        d) A-4B-3 C-1 D-2

179. Apex distance in a simple curve is indicated by
Where R is radius of curvature and  is degree of curvature….                    d) 

180. The technical name for Line of sight is…
c) Line of collimation   

181. The length of furrows must be shorter for
a) Porous sandy soils              

182. A suspension bridge with a two hinged stiffening girder is… b)Statically indeterminate to one degree

183. While using three moment equation, a fixed end of a continuous beam is replaced by an additional span of …….a) Zero length                   
184. The permissible settlement is the maximum in the case of ….c) Raft on clay  
185. As per IS Code, the presumptive safe bearing capacity of soft clay is …    c) 10 t/m2  

186. A pile of 0.50 m diameter and of length 10 m is embedded in a deposit of clay. The undrained strength parameters of clay are cohesion = 60 kN/m2 and angle of internal friction =0. The skin friction capacity of the pile for an adhesion factor of 0.6 is…
c) 565kN    
187.The most significant air pollutant is …                          d) Sulphur dioxide

188. When level difference between branch sewer and main is more than 0.6 m these are joined by
c) Drop manhole                     

189. The following three important stages are known to occur in the biological action involved in process of Anaerobic digestion.
1. Hydrolysis
2. Acidogenesis
3. Methanogenesis
The correct sequence of these stages are ..      d) 1,2,3

190. The critical section for shear will be situated at in the case of simply supported rectangular beam of effective depth d. ….c) d distance from the face off the support

191. The corner column in a multistoried building frame will be subjected to……c) axial load with biaxial only

192. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below ____
List I
List II
a) Isopleth
1. Line joining points of Equal depth of rainfall
b) Isohyte
2. Line joining points of Equal rainfall magnitude
c) Isochrome
3. Line joining points of Equal time of concentration
d) Isopluvial
4. Line joining points of equal depth of Evapotranspiration
a) A-4 B-1 C-3 D-2                    

193.An advantage of one way traffic system is..
d) Reduced number of points of conflicts

194. The number of fatal road accidents in India is in the order of…. b) More than 1.35 lakhs per year

195. If latest finish time of an activity is 63 and its earliest time is 42, then its total float…c) 21    

196.Drainage is taken along with sewage in a
…d) combined system

197. CPM was discovered independently of PERT by ….d) Du Pont and Spery Rand Corporation

198. In the joining of rails by welding, CWR means
b) Continuous welded rails

199. Choose the odd one out:
b) Apron and Hangar or d) Terminal and Lounge

200.The minimum depth of ballast with sleeper spacing ‘S’ and width of sleeper ‘W’ is…


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  1. Sir,
    128.Equally spaced contour lines indicates FLAT SURFACE

    1. Flat surface does not have contour lines

  2. Sir,
    When will you post the answer key for paper 2

  3. Expected cut off of ae civil for community wise

    1. Respected sir, please post community wise expected cut off.

  4. No bro! Answer is uniform slope only.. It may be a pond or hill...

  5. volume and weight of water will be same. so for water cement ratio both the answers will be correct

  6. weight and volume of water are same and so for water cement ratio both the answers will be correct.

  7. please upload general studies answer key tooo

  8. Please provide us the answer key for paper II sir.

  9. Sir, please update us regarding min cutoff for interview call.

  10. Area ratio question ans is b)25% by referring text book

  11. guys pls share ur marks . then oly we came to know the actual cutoff. mine is 290 bc men.

  12. guys pls share ur mark. then oly we came to know the actual cutoff . mine is 290 bc men

  13. 290 means including paper 2 or paper 1 alone...

  14. what will be the expected cut off mark

  15. i got 308...i am mbc there any chance for interview call...

  16. Sir cutoff for BC ( Muslim ). ..I got 263. there any chance for interview sir

  17. what is the expected cutoff for BC male in CESE 2014 where they called for CV ?
    and what will be the predicted cutoff for posting in CESE 2014 ? pls reply

  18. when the results of highway AE are expected to release ?

  19. i got 260 marks and i am bc there any chance for second phase of interview
    Thank you in advance

  20. Sir expected cutoff for BC ( Muslim )

  21. may i know that what is the highest score who has been studied Pyramid IAS acadamy in 2015 TNPSC AE exam?


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