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MCQ in Surveying Part 6 | Civil Board Exam

MCQ in Surveying Part 6 | Civil Board Exam

This is the Multiple Choice Questions Part 6 of the Series in Surveying Engineering as one of the Construction Surveying and Layout topic as well as Quantity Surveying topic. In Preparation for the Civil Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every questions compiled here taken from various sources including but not limited to past Board Examination Questions in Surveying, Civil Engineering Books, Journals and other Civil Engineering References.

PRC Board of Civil Engineering Examination Syllabi

The applicant shall acquire a general average of 70% with no grades lower than 50% in any given subject of the examination as follows:

Applied Mathematics, Surveying, Principles of Transportation and Highway Engineering, Construction Management and Methods – 35%

1. Calculus

  • Differential Equations
  • Integral Calculus

2. Differential Equations

  • First Order Differential Equation
  • Higher Order Differential Equations

3. Engineering Data Analysis

4. Numerical Methods

5. Physics for Engineers

6. Engineering Economy

  • Present Economy Study
  • Time-Value Relations
  • Selection Among Alternatives: Present, Annual, and Future Worth; Internal and External Rate of Return Method

7. Construction Surveying and Layout

8. Materials for Construction

9. Quantity Surveying

10. Construction Occupational Safety and Health

11. Transportation Engineering

  • Highway Engineering
    • Highway and Urban Transportation Planning and Economics
    • Driver, Vehicle, Traffic and Road Characteristics
    • Highway Design
    • Traffic Engineering and Highway Operations
    • Road and Pavement Design
  • Airport Engineering
  • Ports and Harbors
  • Bridges

12. Construction Management Principles and Methods

  • Engineering Relations and Ethics
  • Contracts & Specifications
  • Construction Project Organization
  • Planning and Scheduling (PERT/CPM)
  • Construction Estimates
  • Construction Methods & Operations
  • Construction Equipment Operations and Maintenance

Hydraulics and Principles of Geotechnical Engineering – 30%

1. Fluid Mechanics

  • Properties of Fluids
  • Hydrostatics
  • Fluid Flow Concepts and Basic Equations
  • Viscous Flow and Fluid Resistance
  • Ideal Fluid Flow
  • Steady Flow in Closed Conduits
  • Steady Flow in Open Channels

2. Buoyancy and Flotation

3. Relative Equilibrium of Liquids

4. Hydrodynamics

5. Soil Mechanics and Foundation

  • Soil Properties and Classification
  • Fluid Flow through Soil Mass
  • Soil Strength and Tests
  • Stresses in Soil Mass
  • Bearing Capacity
  • Compaction
  • Consolidation and Settlement
  • Soil Improvement
  • Lateral Earth Pressures
  • Slope Stability

6. Water Supply Soil Properties

Principles of Structural Analysis and Design- 35%

1. Engineering Mechanics

  • Statics of Rigid Bodies
  • Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
  • Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
  • Strength of Materials

2. Reinforced Concrete Beams and Columns

  • Steal Beams, Columns, Footings and Connections
  • Prestressed Concrete Beams

3. Construction Materials Testing

4. Application of the Governing Codes of Practice

Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part 6 of the Series

MCQ in Surveying Part 5 | Civil Board Exam

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

251. An arbitrary surface with reference to which the elevation of points are measured and compared, is called

A.         datum surface

B.         level surface

C.         horizontal surface

D.         vertical surface

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

252. A line normal to the plumb line at all points is known as

A.         horizontal line

B.         vertical line

C.         level line

D.         line of collimation

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

253. A vertical line at any point is a line normal to the level surface at the point.

A.         Yes

B.         No

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

254. The vertical distance above or below the datum is called

A.         reduced level of the point

B.         elevation of the point

C.         height of the instrument

D.         either (a) or (b)

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

255. The height of instrument is the height of the center of the telescope above the ground where the level is set up.

A.         True

B.         False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

256. A back sight indicates the

A.         shifting

B.         setting up

C.         height

D.        none of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

257. The point on which the instrument is set up, is called station point

A.         True

B.         False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

258. A fixed point of reference of known elevation is called

A.         change point

B.         station point

C.         bench mark

D.         datum

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

259. An imaginary line tangential to the longitudinal curve of the bubble tube at its middle point is called

A.         axis of telescope

B.         axis of level tube

C.         level line

D.         line of collimation

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

260. A staff reading taken on a bench mark or a point of known elevation is called

A.         fore sight reading

B.         back sight reading

C.         intermediate sight

D.         any one of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

261. It is required to find the difference in elevation between two points A and B. During levelling, it is found that the staff reading at B is more than the staff reading at A. It indicates that the point A is

A.         higher than

B.         lower than

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

262. Collimation method is used in

A.         profile levelling

B.         differential levelling

C.         check levelling

D.         both (a) and (b)

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

263. Rise and fall method is used in.

A.         profile levelling

B.         differential levelling

C.         check levelling

D.         none of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

264. The method of levelling in which the heights of mountains are found by observing the temperature at which water boils is known as

A.         barometric levelling

B.         reciprocal levelling

C.         longitudinal levelling

D.         hypsometry

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

265. Which of the following statement is correct?

A.         In levelling, the effect of curvature is to decrease the staff reading.

B.         The effect of refraction in levelling is to increase the staff reading.

C.         The combined effect of curvature and refraction in levelling is to increase the staff reading.

D.         all of the above

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

266. In levelling, the effect of refraction varies with the atmospheric conditions

A.         Yes

B.         No

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

267. When the effect of curvature is taken into account in levelling, the true staff reading is obtained by

A.         adding

B.         subtracting

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

268. In levelling, the effect of refraction may be taken as

A.         one-half

B.         one-third

C.         one-fifth

D.         one-seventh

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

269. When the effect of refraction is taken into account in levelling, the true staff reading is obtained by subtracting the correction for refraction from the observed staff reading.

A.         Right

B.         Wrong

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

270. In levelling, the correction for curvature (in meters) is equal, where D = Distance from the level to the staff reading in kilometers.

A.         0.00785 D2

B.         0.0785 D2

C.         0.0112 D2

D.         0.0673 D2

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

271. The axis of bubble tube must be perpendicular to the vertical axis.

A.         Right

B.         Wrong

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

272. The line of collimation must be parallel to the horizontal axis.

A.         Yes

B.         No

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

273. The axis of telescope level must be

A.         parallel

B.         perpendicular

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

274. In the surveying telescopes, cross hairs are fitted in

A.         center of the telescope

B.         optical center of the eye piece

C.         front of the eye piece

D.         front of the objective

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

275. In the surveying telescope, diaphragm is held

A.         inside the eye piece

B.         inside the objective

C.         nearer to the eye piece

D.         nearer to the objective

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

276. The image formed by the objective in the plane of cross hairs is

A.         real and straight

B.         real and inverted

C.         virtual and straight

D.         virtual and inverted

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

277. An imaginary line tangential to the longitudinal curve of the level at the center of the tube is called

A.         horizontal axis

B.         vertical axis

C.         axis of the level tube

D.         line of collimation

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

278. An axis about which the telescope can be rotated in a horizontal plane, is called

A.         horizontal axis

B.         vertical axis

C.         axis of the level tube

D.         line of collimation

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

279. The real image of an object formed by the objective must lie at the center of telescope.

A.         Agree

B.         Disagree

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

280. When the image formed by the objective is not situated in the plane of crosshairs,

A.         the cross-hairs should be adjusted

B.         the eye-piece should be focused

C.         the objective should be focused

D.         the parallex should be removed

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

281. Which of the following statement is wrong?

A.         A series of closed contour lines on the map indicates a depression if the higher values are inside

B.         A series of closed contour lines on a plane indicates a hill if the higher values are outside.

C.         The uniformly spaced contour lines indicates a plane surface.

D.         all of the above

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

282. Contour lines cross ridge or valley lines at

A.         30°

B.         45°

C.         60°

D.         90°

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

283. The points on a contour gradient will have the same elevation.

A.         True

B.         False

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

284. The reduced level of a point on the ground is called

A.         spot level

B.         spot height

C.         either (a) or (b)

D.         none of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

285. In route surveys, the most suitable method of contouring is

A.         by squares

B.         by radial lines

C.         by cross-sections

D.         by tacheometer

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

286. The tacheometric method of contouring is particularly suitable

A.         when a contoured map of hill is required

B.         when the area is not very extensive

C.         in surveys of roads or railways

D.         all of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

287. The spacing of cross-sections in a hilly country is usually

A.         5 m

B.         10 m

C.         15 m

D.         20 m

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

288. In indirect method of contouring, the best method of interpolation of contours is

A.         by graphical method

B.         by estimation

C.         by arithmetical calculation

D.         all of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

289. The method of surveying in which field work and plotting work are done simultaneously, is called

A.         compass surveying

B.         levelling

C.         plane tabling

D.         chain surveying

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

290. In plane tabling, the instrument used to measure horizontal and vertical distances directly, is known as

A.         plane alidade

B.         telescopic alidade

C.         tacheometer

D.         clinometer

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

291. A compound curve consists of two arcs of equal radii bending in the same direction.

A.         Right

B.         Wrong

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

292. When the centers of the arcs lie on the opposite sides of the common tangent at the junction of the two curves, it is known as a

A.         simple curve

B.         vertical curve

C.         compound curve

D.         reverse curve

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

293. A simple circular curve is designated by the

A.         radius of the curve

B.         curvature of the curve

C.         angle subtended at the center by a chord of any length

D.         angle subtended at the center by a chord of particular length

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

294. The degree of the curve is the angle subtended by a chord of

A.         15 m

B.         20 m

C.         25 m

D.         30 m

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

295. When R is the radius of the curve (in meters), D is the degree of curve (in degrees) and length of the chord is 30 m, then the relation between R and D is

A.         R = 1520/D

B.         R = 1720/D

C.         R = 4500/D

D.         R = 5400 / D

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

296. The angle between the back tangent and forward tangent of a curve is known as

A.         deflection angle

B.         central angle

C.         angle of intersection

D.         none of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

297. The angle by which the forward tangent deflects from the back tangent of a curve is called

A.         deflection angle

B.         central angle

C.         angle of intersection

D.         none of these

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

298. A deflection angle is

A.         less than 90°

B.         more than 90° but less than 180°

C.         equal to the difference between the angle of intersection and 180°

D.         equal to the difference between the angle of intersection and 360°

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

299. The length of peg interval for flat curves is

A.         15 m

B.         20 m

C.         25 m

D.         30 m

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

300. When the length of a chord is less than the peg interval, it is known as

A.         small chord

B.         short chord

C.         sub-chord

D.         normal chord

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

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