Test Your Knowledge on Railway Engineering - Set 02 - ObjectiveBooks

Test Your Knowledge on Railway Engineering - Set 02

Practice Test: Question Set - 02


1. Which of the following types of sleepers is preferred on joints?
    (A) CST-9 sleeper
    (B) Steel trough sleeper
    (C) Wooden sleeper
    (D) Concrete sleeper

2. Total effective bearing area of both the bowls of a pot sleeper, is
    (A) Slightly more than that of a wooden sleeper
    (B) Slightly less than that of a wooden sleeper
    (C) Equal to that of a wooden sleeper
    (D) None of these

3. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) Sleepers hold the rails at proper gauge on straights
    (B) Sleepers provide stability to the permanent way
    (C) Sleepers act as an elastic cushion between rails and ballast
    (D) None of these

4. On Indian Railways, number of a crossing is defined as
    (A) Sine of angle of crossing
    (B) Cosine of angle of crossing
    (C) Tangent of angle of crossing
    (D) Contingent of angle of crossing

5. Pandrol clips cannot be used with
    (A) Wooden sleepers
    (B) Concrete sleepers
    (C) CST-9 sleepers
    (D) Steel trough sleepers

6. For providing the required tilt of rails, adazing of wooden sleepers, is done for
    (A) Bull headed rails
    (B) Double headed rails
    (C) Flat footed rails
    (D) Any type of rails

7. If n is length of a rail in meters, the number of sleepers per rail length generally varies from
    (A) n to (n + 2)
    (B) (n + 2) to (n + 4)
    (C) (n + 3) to (n + 6)
    (D) (n + 4) to (n + 5)

8. Normally maximum cant permissible in Meter Gauge is
    (A) 75 mm
    (B) 90 mm
    (C) 140 mm
    (D) 165 mm

9. Type of switch rails generally adopted for modern track, is
    (A) Straight switch
    (B) Curved switch
    (C) Loose heel switch
    (D) Bent switch

10. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) An extra width of 7.5 cm ballast is provided on outside a curve if track is laid with short welded rails
    (B) An extra width of 7.5 cm ballast is provided on outside a curve sharper than 3° on B.G. and M.G. tracks
    (C) An extra width of 15 cm ballast is provided on each shoulder if the track is laid with welded rails
    (D) All the above

11. Lead of crossing is the distance from the
    (A) Heel of the switch to the toe of the switch
    (B) Heel of the switch to the theoretical nose of the crossing
    (C) Toe of the switch to the theoretical nose of crossing
    (D) Toe of the switch to the actual nose of crossing

12. The place where a railway line and a road cross each other at the same level, is known as
    (A) Cross over
    (B) Railway junction
    (C) Road junction
    (D) Level crossing

13. If the stock rails are B.H. rails, the type of switch generally provided, is
    (A) Articulated
    (B) Undercut
    (C) Over riding
    (D) Straight cut

14. The object of providing a point lock is
    (A) To ensure that each switch is correctly set
    (B) To ensure that the point may not be operated while the train is on it
    (C) To detect any obstruction between and tongue rail
    (D) None of the above

15. Minimum composite sleeper index for wooden sleepers used in cross-overs, is
    (A) 1152
    (B) 1252
    (C) 1352
    (D) 1452

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