Estimating and Costing Objective Questions and Answers - Set 01

Practice Test: Question Set - 01


1. The rate of payment is made for 100 cu m (per % cu m) in case of
    (A) Earth work in excavation
    (B) Rock cutting
    (C) Excavation in trenches for foundation
    (D) All the above

2. The rate of an item of work depends on
    (A) Specifications of works
    (B) Specifications of materials
    (C) Proportion of mortar
    (D) All the above

3. The main factor to be considered while preparing a detailed estimate, is
    (A) Quantity of the materials
    (B) Availability of materials
    (C) Transportation of materials
    (D) All the above

4. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) The estimated value of the work excluding the amount for contingencies, work charged establishment, tool and plants, is called work value
    (B) The actual expenditure involved to complete a work including incidental, establishment and travelling charges, is called actual cost
    (C) The formal acceptance by the administrative department for incurring an expenditure on the work, is called administrative approval
    (D) All the above

5. Brick walls are measured in sq. m if the thickness of the wall is
    (A) 10 cm
    (B) 15 cm
    (C) 20 cm
    (D) None of these

6. The plinth area of a building not includes
    (A) Area of the walls at the floor level
    (B) Internal shaft for sanitary installations up to 2 sq m. in area
    (C) Lift and wall including landing
    (D) Area of cantilevered porch

7. If the formation level of a highway has a uniform gradient for a particular length, and the ground is also having a longitudinal slope, the earthwork may be calculated by
    (A) Mid-section formula
    (B) Trapezoidal formula
    (C) Prismoidal formula
    (D) All the above

8. While estimating a reinforced cement structure, the omitted cover of concrete is assumed
    (A) At the end of reinforcing bar, not less than 25 mm or twice the diameter of the bar
    (B) In thin slabs, 12 mm minimum or diameter of the bar whichever is more
    (C) For reinforcing longitudinal bar in a beam 25 mm minimum or diameter of the largest bar which is more
    (D) All the above

9. A cement concrete road is 1000 m long, 8 m wide and 15 cm thick over the sub-base of 10 cm thick gravel. The box cutting in road crust is
    (A) 500 m3
    (B) 1000 m3
    (C) 1500 m3
    (D) 2000 m3

10. While estimating the qualities for the construction of a building, the correct metric unit is
    (A) Meter for length
    (B) Cubic metre for area
    (C) Square meters for volume
    (D) Liter for capacity

11. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) In order to check up the average depth of excavation, 'Dead man’s' are left at the mid-widths of borrow pits
    (B) The earthwork calculation in excavation is made from the difference in levels obtained with a level
    (C) The earth work in excavation to form the road embankment includes the formation of correct profile and depositing the soil in layers
    (D) All the above

12. The brick work is not measured in cu m in case of
    (A) One or more than one brick wall
    (B) Brick work in arches
    (C) Reinforced brick work
    (D) Half brick wall

13. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) Lead is the average horizontal straight distance between the borrow pit and the place of spreading soil
    (B) The lead is calculated for each block of the excavated area
    (C) The unit of lead is 50 m for a distance upto 500 m
    (D) The unit of lead is 1 km where the lead exceeds 2 km

14. The assumption on which the trapezoidal formula for volumes is based, is
    (A) The end sections are parallel planes
    (B) The mid-area of a pyramid is half the average area of the ends
    (C) The volume of the Prismoidal is over-estimated and hence a Prismoidal correction is applied
    (D) All the above

15. In the mid-section formula
    (A) The mean depth is the average of depths of two consecutive sections
    (B) The area of mid-sections is calculated by using mean depth
    (C) The volume of the earth work is calculated by multiplying the mid-section area by the distance between the two original sections
    (D) All of the above

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