Civil Engineering Competitive Exam Questions and Answers - Set 07 - ObjectiveBooks

Practice Test: Question Set - 07

1. On Indian Railways, the approximate weight of a rail section is determined from the formula
(A) Weight of the rail/axial load of locomotive = 1/10
(B) Weight of the rail/axial load of locomotive = 1/410
(C) Weight of the rail/axial load of locomotive = 1/510
(D) Weight of the rail/axial load of locomotive = 1/610

2. The maximum degree of curvature for Meter Gauge is limited to
(A) 10°
(B) 16°
(C) 30°
(D) 40°

3. The grade compensation on B.G. tracks on Indian Railways, is
(A) 0.02 %
(B) 0.03 %
(C) 0.04 %
(D) 0.05 %

4. The factor for deciding the type of sleeper, is
(A) Easy fixing and removal of rails
(B) Provision of sufficient bearing area for rails
(C) Initial and maintenance costs
(D) All the above

5. Number of keys used in CST-9 sleeper is
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) None of the above

6. Wheels of a rolling stock are provided flanges on
(A) Outer side
(B) Inner side
(C) Both sides
(D) Neither side

7. For inspection and packing of ballast, each pot sleeper is provided with
(A) One hole
(B) Two holes
(C) Three holes
(D) Four holes

8. The compensation for curvature on gradient for Meter Gauge is given by
(A) 70/R
(B) 52.5/R
(C) 35/R
(D) 105/R
Where ‘R’ is radius of curve

9. To design a cross-over between parallel tracks, the required components are:
(A) Two switch points, two acute angle crossings and two check rails
(B) Two switch points, two acute angle crossings and four check rails
(C) Two switch points, two acute angle crossings and six check rails
(D) None of these

10. The standard width of ballast for M.G. track in Indian Railways, is kept
(A) 3.35 m
(B) 3.53 m
(C) 2.30 m
(D) 2.50 m

11. The correct relation between curve lead (CL), switch lead (SL) and lead of crossing (L) is given by
(A) CL = L - SL
(B) L = CL - SL
(C) SL = L + CL
(D) L = (CL + SL)/2

12. Pot sleepers are in the form of
(A) A number of bowls connected together with a tie bar
(B) Two bowls placed under each rail and connected together with a tie bar
(C) Two bowls placed under two rails and the one between the rails
(D) None of these

13. Bending of rail ends due to loose packing under a joint and loose fish Bolts, is known
(A) Buckling
(B) Hogging
(C) Creeping
(D) None of these

14. In a shunting signal if the red band is inclined at 45° it indicates
(A) Stop
(B) Proceed
(C) Proceed cautiously
(D) None of the above

15. If D is distance between centres of two parallel track of gauge G, then, total length of cross-over (from the point of commencement to the point of termination) with an intermediate straight portion and N crossing, is given by
(A) DN + G [N + √(1 + N2)]
(B) DN + G [2N + √(1 + N2)]
(C) DN + G [3N + √(1 + N2)]
(D) DN + G [4N + √(1 +N2)]

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