Highway Engineering exam papers – Set 16

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Q1. First operation during the detailed survey of a hill road, is

(A) Hydrological and soil surveys
(B) Adjustment of alignment along with curves
(C) Derivation of longitudinal and cross-sections
(D) Fixation of Bench Marks

Answer: (D) Fixation of Bench Marks

Q2. If R is the radius of a main circular curve, Δ is the angle of deflection and α is the polar deflection angle of any point, its radial distance is

(A) 3 R √(sin Δ/3 sin 2α)
(B) 3 R √(sin Δ/2 sin 3α)
(C) 3 R √(sin Δ/3 sin α/2)
(D) 3 R √(sin 2Δ sin α)

Answer: (A) 3 R √(sin Δ/3 sin 2α)

(A) R = CAV
(B) R = CAV2
(C) R = CAV3
(D) R = C2AV

Q4. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following. The width of the right-of-way is decided so as to accommodate

(A) Formation width
(B) Side slopes
(C) Horizontal curve
(D) Vertical curve

Q5. Raising of outer edge of a road with respect to inner edge, is known

(A) Super elevation
(B) Cant
(C) Banking
(D) All the above

(A) 60/R
(B) 70/R
(C) 75/R
(D) 80/R

Q7. The type of transition curves generally provided on hill roads, is

(A) Circular
(B) Cubic parabola
(C) Lemniscate
(D) Spiral

(A) 3495-3500 BC
(B) 265-270 BC

Q9. The efficiency of the brakes of a vehicle depends upon

(B) Condition of the tyres
(C) Presence of the show moisture
(D) All the above

(A) 20 m
(B) 40 m
(C) 60 m
(D) 100 m

Q11. Endoscope is used to determine

(A) Spot speed
(B) Average speed
(C) Travel time
(D) None of these

Q12. On a pavement with parabolic camber, the angle of inclination of the vehicles will be

(A) More at the crown
(B) Less at the edges
(C) More at the edges
(D) Same at the edges as well as at the crown

Answer: (C) More at the edges

(A) Rolling
(B) Mountainous
(C) Steep
(D) Plain

(A) 9 m
(B) 12 m
(C) 16 m
(D) 20 m

Q15. Deviation of the alignment of a trace cut may be permitted in areas involving

(A) Land slides
(B) Sand dunes
(C) Dens
(D) None of these