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Date of Test 28.12.2016
1. The preamble of Indian Constitution prepared by
(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(b) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Vallabhbhai Patel
2. Who is regarded as 'Jhansi Rani' of Travancore?
(a) Ani Maskrine
(b) Akkamma Cheriyan
(c) A.V. Kuttimalu Amma
(d) Anna Chandi
3. Human Rights Commission came to exist in India
(a)1983 September 5
(b)1993 September 28
(c)1993 October 28
(d)1983 September 25
4. Who is said "No caste, No religion and No God to man"?
(a)Sree Narayana Guru
(b)Sahodaran Ayyappan
(c)Dr. Palpu
(d)Ayyankali
5. Among the following which is regarded as the 'Protector of Indian Constitution'
(a)Parliament
(b)Attorney General
(c)Supreme Court
(d)President
6. Among the following who sang the song of 'Vande Mataram' in the midnight meeting of Indian Independence?
(a)Latha Mangeshkar
(b)Sarojini Naidu
(c)Annie Besant
(d)Sucheta Kripalani
7. The first woman chief justice of Kerala High Court
(a)K.K. Usha
(b)Sujatha Manohar
(c)Anna Chandi
(d)Omana Kunjamma
8.The novel written by Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai
(a)Ente Nadukadathal
(b)Sara Samgraham
(c)Narakathil Ninnu
(d)Brandhalayam
9. The novel 'Nurayum Pathayum' written by
(a)Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
(b)N.P. Muhammed
(c)Vaikom Muhammed Basheer
(d)Cherukad
10. Who abolished slave trade in Travancore?
(a)Ayiliam Thirunal
(b)Rani Parvathi Bai
(c)Rani Lakshmi Bai
(d)Marthanda Varma
11. The first national park in Kerala
(a)Silent valley
(b)Mathikettan Chola
(c)Iravikulam
(d)Pampadum Chola
12. Who is called 'Kerala Tagore'?
(a)P. Kunjiraman Nair
(b)Vyloppilli
(c)Ulloor
(d)Vallathol
13. 'Adwaitha Chintha Padhadi' is the literary work of
(a)Sree Narayana Guru
(b)Brahmananda Sivayogi
(c)Chattambi Swamikal
(d)Pandit K.P. Karuppan
14. The aim of Rajiv Awaz Yojana
(a)Rural housing
(b)Urban housing
(c)Housing for SC and ST
(d)Slum free India
15. The eradication of unemployment programme of Kudumbashree known as
(a)Kerala Vilasam
(b)Kerala Sree
(c)Janashree
(d)Ashwasa Kiran
16. The publisher of the news paper 'Al Ameen'
(a)Kandathil Varghese Mappila
(b)Moulana Muhammed
(c)Vakkam Abdul Khader Moulavi
(d)Muhammed Abdul Rahman
17. The leader of Guruvayoor Sathyagraha
(a)Mannath Padmanabhan
(b)K. Kelappan
(c)T.K. Madhavan
(d)A.K. Gopalan
18. The year of Vaikkom Sathyagraha
(a)1926
(b)1932
(c)1924
(d)1923
19. Herman Gundert is associated with which Christian Missionaries in Kerala?
(a)L.M.S.
(b)C.M.S.
(c)B.M.S.
(d)B.E.M.
20. How many satellites were launched by PSLV C 34 on its mission?
(a)17
(b)21
(c)22
(d)20
21. Sand stone is a
i) sedimentary rock
ii) aqueous rock
iii) siliceous rock
The answer is
(a)only (i)
(b)both (i) and (iii)
(c)both (i) and (ii)
(d)all (i), (ii) and (iii)
22. If a number of forces are acting simultaneously on a particle, then the resultant of these forces will have the same effect as that of the applied forces. This principle is called
(a)Principle of physical independence of vectors
(b)Principle of transmissibility of forces
(c)Principle of reduction of forces
(d)None of these
23. The maximum settlement of raft foundation on clayey soil should be limited to
(a)25 mm
(b)25 to 40 mm
(c)40 to 65 mm
(d)65 to 100 mm
24. The least count of prismatic compass is
(a)10'
(b)30'
(c)15'
(d)20'
25. If the magnetic bearing of the sun at a place at noon in Southern hemisphere is 167°, the magnetic declination at that place is
(a)77° N
(b)23° S
(c)13° E
(d)13° W
26. Ratio of inertia force to viscous force is called
(a)Reynold's Number
(b)Froude's Number
(c)Weber Number
(d)Euler's Number
27. The ordinates of curve 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12 and 15 cm respectively at a common distance of 3 cms. The area using Trapezoidal rule will be equal to
(a)'134 cm^(2)'
(b)'144 cm^(2)'
(c)'154 cm^(2)'
(d)'164 cm^(2)'
28. The unit of measurement of plastering is in
(a)metres
(b)cum
(c)sqm
(d)ton
29. The major ingredient of cement is
(a)Silica
(b)Alumina
(c)Iron oxide
(d)Lime
30. Priming is not required in
(a)Reciprocating Pumps
(b)Centrifugal Pumps
(c)Dynamic Pressure Pumps
(d)Hand Pumps
31. A portion of embankment having a uniform up gradient of 1 in 500 is circular with a radius of 1000 m of the centre line. It subtends 180° at the centre. If the height of the embankment is 1 m at the lower end and side slope is 2 : 1, the earth work involved is
(a)'26,000 m^(3)'
(b)'26,500 m^(3)'
(c)'27,000 m^(3)'
(d)'27,500 m^(3)'
32. The optimum depth for Kov watering of rice is
(a)135 mm
(b)165 mm
(c)190 mm
(d)215 mm
33. The expected out turn of 2.5 cm cement concrete flooring per mason per day is
(a)2.5 sq.m.
(b)5 sq.m.
(c)7.5 sq.m.
(d)10 sq.m.
34. A circle will appear as -------- on an isometric drawing.
(a)Ellipse
(b)Circle
(c)Cycloid
(d)Parabola
35. Lami's theorem is applicable only for
(a)Coplanar forces
(b)Non-concurrent forces
(c)Coplanar and concurrent forces
(d)None of these
36. Slate is formed by the metamorphic action on
(a)Shale
(b)Lime stone
(c)Sand stone
(d)Granite
37. The number of bricks per cubic meter of brick masonry is
(a)400
(b)450
(c)500
(d)550
38. The type of roof which slopes in two directions with a break in the slope on each side is called
(a)Gable roof
(b)Hip roof
(c)Gambrel roof
(d)Mansard roof
39. Sum of tread and rise must lie between
(a)300 to 350 mm
(b)400 to 450 mm
(c)500 to 550 mm
(d)600 to 650 mm
40. In the construction of arches, sand box method is used for
(a)Centering
(b)Actual laying of arch work
(c)Striking of centering
(d)None of these
41. The slenderness ratio of masonry walls should not be more than
(a)10
(b)20
(c)30
(d)40
42. Pick up the portion not included in plinth area
(a)Wall
(b)Room
(c)Verandah
(d)Courtyard
43. Hydrographic survey deals with the mapping of
(a)Large water bodies
(b)Rainfall data
(c)Wave movement
(d)None of these
44. EDMI stands for
(a)Electronic Distance Measuring Instrument
(b)Electrical Distance Measuring Instrument
(c)Electronic Displacement Measuring Instrument
(d)Electrical Displacement Measuring Instrument
45. GPS is a precised system to provide accurate timing and location launched by
(a)India
(b)USA
(c)Russia
(d)China
46. The moment of inertia of a triangular section with base 'b' and height 'h' about an axis through the centre of gravity and parallel to the base is given as
(a)'(bh^(3))/(12)'
(b)'(bh^(3))/(24)'
(c)'(bh^(3))/(36)'
(d)'(bh^(3))/(48)'
47. If the resultant of two forces has the same magnitude as either of the forces, then the angle between the forces is
(a)30°
(b)60°
(c)45°
(d)120°
48. One Newton is equivalent to
(a)1 kg.wt
(b)9.81 kg.wt
(c)981 dynes
(d)1/9.81 kg.wt
49. Crushing strength of a good building stone should be more than
(a)50 MPa
(b)100 MPa
(c)150 MPa
(d)200 MPa
50. The percentage of Alumina in good brick earth lies between
(a)20 to 30%
(b)40 to 50%
(c)50 to 60%
(d)70 to 80%
51. Le Chatelier's test is used to determine the
(a)Soundness of cement
(b)Setting time of cement
(c)Tensile strength of cement
(d)Compressive strength of cement
52. Basic purpose of retarder in concrete is
(a)to increase the initial setting time of cement paste in concrete
(b)to decrease the initial setting time of cement paste in concrete
(c)to render the concrete water tight
(d)to improve the workability of concrete mix
53. Theodolite is an instrument used for
(a)tightening the capstan headed screw of level tube
(b)measurement of horizontal angles only
(c)measurement of vertical angles only
(d)measurement of both horizontal and vertical angles
54. The process of turning the telescope about the vertical axis in horizontal plane is called
(a)transiting
(b)reversing
(c)plunging
(d)swinging
55. Scale on which three dimensions can be measured called
(a)Plain scale
(b)Diagonal scale
(c)Shrunk scale
(d)Comparative scale
56. As per Indian standard, length of one link in 30 m chain should be
(a)40 cm
(b)30 cm
(c)10 cm
(d)20 cm
57. Most suitable soil for highway embankment is
(a)Granular soil
(b)Organic soil
(c)Silts (d)Clays
58. Which of the following lines is a part of dimension?
(a)Phantom lines
(b)Extension lines
(c)Break lines
(d)Cutting plane lines
59. If the sum of all forces acting on a body is zero, then the body may be in equilibrium provided the forces are
(a)Concurrent
(b)Parallel
(c)Like parallel
(d)Unlike parallel
60. In SI unit, unit of force and energy are respectively
(a)Newton and Watt
(b)Dyne and Erg.
(c)Newton and Joules
(d)Kg wt and Joule
61. Plywood is made by bonding together thin layers of wood in such a way that the angle between the grains of any layer to grains of adjacent layer is
(a)0°
(b)30°
(c)45°
(d)90°
62. For testing compressive and tensile strength of cement, the cement mortar is made by mixing cement and standard sand in the proportion of
(a)1 : 2
(b)1 : 3
(c)1 : 4
(d)1 : 6
63. The nominal size of modular brick with mortar joints is
(a)19 cm × 19 cm × 8 cm
(b)19 cm × 19 cm × 9 cm
(c)20 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm
(d)20 cm × 20 cm × 10 cm
64. Force polygon representing a set of forces in equilibrium is a
(a)triangle
(b)closed polygon
(c)open polygon
(d)parallelogram
65. Angles between two forces to make their resultant minimum and maximum are respectively
(a)0° and 90°
(b)180° and 90°
(c)90° and 180°
(d)180° and 0°
66. Rate of change of angular momentum is equal to
(a)Force
(b)Torque
(c)Angular velocity
(d)Impulse
67. For a given velocity of a projectile, the range is maximum when the angle of
projection is
(a)30°
(b)45°
(c)60°
(d)90°
68. Higher pitch of roof
i) results in stronger roof
ii) require more covering material
iii) results in weaker roof
iv) require less covering material The correct answer is
(a)(i) and (iii)
(b)(i) and (iv)
(c)(ii) and (iii)
(d)(ii) and (iv)
69. For masonry work with solid bricks consistency of mortar should be
(a)5 to 8 cm
(b)9 to 13 cm
(c)14 to 18 cm
(d)19 to 23 cm
70. The type of bond provided in brick masonry for carrying heavy loads is
(a)Single flemish bond
(b)Double flemish bond
(c)English bond
(d)Zig-zag bond
71. The triangular space formed between the extra dos and horizontal line drawn through the crown of arch is called
(a)haunch
(b)spandrel
(c)voussoirs
(d)skewbacks
72. The principle of working of an optical square is based on
(a)refraction
(b)reflection
(c)double refraction
(d)double reflection
73. In an internal focusing type of telescope, the lens provided is
(a)concave
(b)convex
(c)plano-convex
(d)plano-concave
74. The rise and fall method provides complete check on
(a)back sight
(b)foresight
(c)intermediate sight
(d)all of these
75. Which of these is an angle measuring instrument?
(a)Geodimeter
(b)Tellurometer
(c)Sextant
(d)Telescope
76. Which type of line is particular to section drawing?
(a)Break lines
(b)Cutting plane lines
(c)Phantom lines
(d)Extension lines
77. Manometer is used to measure
(a)Velocity of liquid
(b)Atmospheric pressure
(c)Difference in pressure between two points in a pipe
(d)Pressure in pipe and channels
78. 1 atmospheric pressure is equivalent to
(a)1.315 kg f/Ecm^2' '' ' '
(b)100 N
(c)14.7 pascals
(d)760 mm of Hg
79. Half turn stair change their direction through
(a)90°
(b)180°
(c)270°
(d)45°
80. Which of the following methods of applying water may be used in rolling land?
(a)Boarder flooding
(b)Check flooding
(c)Furrow flooding
(d)Free flooding
81. Following staff readings were taken with a level, the instrument having been moved after third and sixth reading 2.200, 1.620, 0.980, 2.250, 2.840, 1.280, 0.600, 1.960, 1.450 If R.L. of first point is 100.000 m, then RL of last point is
(a) 101.350
(b)101.340
(c)101.430
(d)100.340
82. The type of surveying which requires least office work is
(a)tacheometry
(b)trigonometrical leveling
(c)plane table surveying
(d)theodolite surveying
83. Intersection method of detailed plotting is most suitable for
(a)forest
(b)urban area
(c)hilly area
(d)plains
84. Stream lines and path lines always coincide in the case of
(a)steady flow
(b)laminar flow
(c)uniform flow
(d)turbulent flow
85. If in a closed traverse, sum of north latitudes is more than the sum of the South latitudes and also that the sum of west departures is more than the sum of east departures, the bearing of the closing line lies in the
(a)NE quadrant
(b)SE quadrant
(c)NW quadrant
(d)SW quadrant
86. Continuity equation is based on law of conservation of
(a)Momentum
(b)Energy
(c)Velocity
(d)Mass
87. Which of the following is used the
measure discharge?
(a)Current meter(b)Venturi meter
(c)Pitot tube (d)Anemometer
88. The point in the immersed body through which the resultant pressure of liquid is taken to act is called
(a)centre of gravity
(b)centre of buoyancy
(c)centre of pressure
(d)metacentre
89. Sensitivity of bubble tube can be increased by
(a)Decreasing the length of bubble
(b)Increasing the diameter of bubble tube
(c)Increasing the viscosity of liquid
(d)Decreasing the radius of curvature of tube
90. Contour interval is
(a)inversely proportional to the scale of map
(b)directly proportional to the flatness of ground
(c)larger for accurate works
(d)smaller for accurate works
91. Error due to bad ranging is
(a)cumulative, positive
(b)cumulative, negative
(c)compensating
(d)both (1) and (2)
92. First observation taken on turning point is
(a)Back sight
(b)Foresight
(c)Intermediate sight
(d)None of these
93. Pressure at the summit of a syphon is
(a)Equal to atmospheric pressure
(b)Less than atmospheric pressure
(c)Greater than atmospheric pressure
(d)None of these
94. If the fore bearing of a line is observed to be 12°24', then the back bearing of line is
(a) 77°36'
(b)97°36'
(c)167°36'
(d)192°24'
95. The major loss of energy in long pipes is due to
(a)Sudden enlargement
(b)Sudden contraction
(c)Gradual contraction or enlargement
(d)Friction
96. At magnetic poles, the dip of magnetic needle is
(a)0°
(b)45°
(c)90°
(d)120°
97. For a sphere of radius 15 cm moving with a uniform velocity of 2 m/sec through a liquid of specific gravity 0.9 and dynamic viscosity 0.8 poise, the Reynold's number will be
(a)300
(b)500
(c)675
(d)603.5
98. The instrument used in plane tabling for obtaining horizontal and vertical distance directly without resorting is called
(a)alidade
(b)plane alidade
(c)telescopic alidade
(d)clinometer
99. Water surface of a still pond represents
(a)level surface
(b)horizontal surface
(c)spheroidal surface
(d)curved surface
100. A bearing noted 45°NE represents
(a)Quadrantal system
(b)Whole circle system
(c)Reduced bearing system
(d)None of these

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