SSC JE Civil Engineering Examination is scheduled to be held on October 27, 2020. With less than two months ahead for preparation, it is very crucial time to practice as many questions as one can. With this purpose we are starting SSC JE Civil Engineering Questions Quiz. The questions are of difficulty level a bit higher than the level of SSC JE Civil Engineering Examination, to make your preparation even more sound. Here are free practice questions. Lets get started!!

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1. SSC JE Civil Engineering Questions: Building materials

Directions: Questions are of objective type in nature with only one option correct.

I. In India, what is considered as the average weight of a brick (in kg)?

(a) 2 to 2.5

(b) 1 to 2

(c) 3 to 3.5

(d) 4 to 4.5

II. Complete the statement given below by selecting the correct code from options.

For manufacturing good brick, _______ is done in pug mill, and the process is called _______.

(a) tempering, pugging

(b) digging, pugging

(c) weathering, blending

(d) None of these

III. The horizontal distance between the vertical joint of successive brick courses is called

(a) Bat

(b) Header

(c) Stretcher

(d) Lap

IV. Special moulded bricks often used to form plinth is

(a) Splays

(b) Bull Nose

(c) Queen closer

(d) King Closer

V. Which of these is/are true about Bulls Trench Kiln?

1) Supply of bricks is intermittent.

2) The kiln may be rectangular, oval or circular in shape.

3) The demerit of Bulls Trench Kiln is that there is no permanent roof, so it is not easy to manufacture in monsoon season.

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) 2 & 3

(d) Only 3

VI. Which test is performed on brick to check the presence of soluble salts in it?

(a) Hardness Test

(b) Efflorescence Test

(c) Absorption Test

(d) None of these

VII. Basalt is an example of-

(a) Sedimentary rock

(b) Extrusive igneous rock

(c) Intrusive igneous rock

(d) Metamorphic rock

VIII. Which of the following is an example of metamorphic rock?

(a) Granite

(b) Basalt

(c) Gneiss

(d) sand stone

IX. Which of the following are used for varnishing maps and pictures?

(a) Spirit varnish

(b) water varnish

(c) Turpentine varnish

(d) oil varnish

X. Which of the following is used as a cheap variety of paint, in which chalk is used as base and water as carrier and glue as emulsifying agent?

(a) Enamel paint

(b) cement paint

(c) Distempers

(d) cellulose paints

Answer key c a d a c b b c b c

2. SSC JE Civil Engineering Questions: Irrigation Engineering

I. Which of the following is also called as trickle irrigation?

a) Free flooding

b) Sprinkler irrigation

c) Border flooding

d) Drip irrigation

II. Which of the following is also called inundation irrigation ?

a) Combined scheme

b) Storage irrigation

c) Diversion irrigation

d) Flood irrigation

III. Which of the following is non-automatic rain gauge used in measurement of rainfall

a) Symon’s rain gauge

b) Float type rain gauge

c) Weighing bucket rain gauge

d) Tipping bucket rain gauge

IV. Which of the following is the advantage of tile-drainage ?

a) It decreases air circulation

b) It decreases bacterial activity

c) It removes the free gravity water that is not directly available to plants

d) It decreases the volume of soil from which the roots can obtain food

V. If H is the head over the crest of rectangular weir, the discharge varies as;

a) H5

b) H

c) H5

d) H5

VI. How is water logging controlled in agricultural fields;

a) By lining of canals

b) By closing nearby natural drains

c) By ignoring crop rotation

d) By increasing intensity of irrigation

VII. With respect to irrigation efficiency, the ratio of the quantity of water stored into the root zones of crops to quantity of water actually delivered into the field is called;

a) Water-application efficiency

b) Water-storage efficiency

c) Water- conveyance efficiency

d) Water-use efficiency

VIII. Which of the following is true ?

a) Precipitation = evaporation + run-off

b) Evaporation = precipitation + run-off

c) Precipitation = infiltration + run-off

d)Run-off = evaporation + precipitation

IX. 1 cumec-day is:

a) 4 hectare-metre

b) 64 hectare-metre

c) 864 hectare-metre

d) 86 hectare-metre

X. For a large catchment contours joining points of equal monthly rainfall values were plotted. The plot is known as:

a) Isohyetal map

b)Mass curve

c)Thiessen polygon

d) Isobar map

Answer key d d a c a a a a b a

3. SSC JE Civil Engineering Questions: Soil Mechanics

I. The water content at which soil changes from liquid state to plastic state is known as;

a) Plastic limit

b) Liquid limit

c) Shrinkage limit

d) Consistency limit

II. Toughness index of soil is the ratio of

a) Plasticity index to flow index

b) Liquidity index to shrinkage index

c) Liquidity index to consistency index

d) Shrinkage index to liquidity index

III. In soil engineering what is the volumetric relationship that defines porosity;

a) Ratio of the volume of voids to volume of solids

b) Ratio of the volume of air to total volume

c) Ratio of the volume of water to volume of voids

d) Ratio of the volume of voids to total volume

IV. Which of the following sentences is correct in case of Bishop’s simplified method of slices;

a) It satisfies only horizontal force equilibrium

b) It disregards the effect of the forces acting on the sides of the individual slices

c) It satisfies only vertical force equilibrium

d) It satisfies only moment force equilibrium

V. The void ratio of a soil sample is given by 0.58. What is the porosity of soil sample?

a) 157

b) 367

c) 524

d) 602

VI. Which of the following bonding is responsible to combine the silica-gibbsite sheet in kaolinite clay mineral?

a) Covalent bond

b) Hydrogen bond

c) Ionic bond

d) Polar covalent bond

VII. The diameter of sieve used for finding liquid limit is;

a) 125 microns

b) 375 microns

c) 425 microns

d) 250 microns

VIII. Which of the following soil cannot achieve the plastic state of consistency;

a) Silt

b) Fine-grained

c) Coarse-grained

d) Clay

IX. The most accurate method used in laboratory for the determination of water content is;

a) Calcium carbide method

b) Sand bath method

c) Oven drying method

d) Radiation method

X. Glacier deposited soil is called;

a) Loess

b) Drift

c) Talus

d) Till

Answer   key  
b a d b b b c c c d

4. SSC JE Civil Engineering Questions: Surveying

I. In surveying which of the following instrument is used for indirect measurement;

a) Metric chain

b) Pedometer

c) Speedometer

d) Passometer

II. Which one is the disadvantage of internal focussing telescope:

a) The line of collimation is less affected while focussing

b) The telescope is more balanced during operation

c) There is no movement of sliding tubes

d) There are two separate tubes

III. Which are the errors that can not be eliminated in surveying

a) Personal errors

b) Random errors

c) Instrumental errors

d) Errors due to natural causes

IV. Which of the following chain is 33 ft long and is mostly used for cadastral survey:

a) Gunter’s chain

b) Band chain

c) Metric chain

d) Revenue chain

V. An elongated chain cannot be adjusted by:

a) Heating up the chain

b) Stretching some rings

c) Closing up the connecting rings if they have opened

d) Straightening the links that have become bent

VI. Which of the following qualities is desirable in a good surveyor’s telescope:

a) Achromatism

b) Chromatic aberration

c) Spherical aberration

d) Very high magnification

VII. What is the common scale adopted in the form of a representative fraction for the forest map;

a) 1/10000

b) 1/25000

c) 1/1000

d) 1/100

VIII. Gunter’s chain is;

a) 23.12 m

b) 22.12 m

c) 20.12 m

d) 21.12 m

IX. In geodetic survey the surface of the earth is considered;

a) Horizontal

b) Curved

c) Vertical

d) Inclined

X. Offsets are of two types;

a) Horizontal and vertical

b) Perpendicular and oblique

c) Straight and oblique

d) Horizontal and curved oblique

Answer   key   a d b d a a b c b b



5. SSC JE Civil Engineering Questions: Fluid Mechanics

Here in this blog let’s go through some questions from the subject ‘Fluid Mechanics’ asked in recent years of SSC JE Civil Engineering Examination. Let’s practice!!!

I. Determine the position of center of pressure (from the surface), for a rectangular lamina of height h immersed vertically in water up to a depth h below the free surface,

a) 5h/3

b) 3h/4

c) 2h/3

d) h/3

II. A floating body is said to be in stable equilibrium if,

a) Its center of gravity is below the center of buoyancy

b) Its metacentric height is zero

c) Its metacentric height is negative value

d) Its metacentric height is positive value


III. Bernoulli’s equation refers to the conservation of,

a) Force

b) Momentum

c) Mass

d) Energy

Answer: d

IV. Identify the dimensionless parameter from the following,

a) Kinematic viscosity

b) Reynolds number

c) Specific weight

d) Chezy’s coefficient


V. The unit of dynamic viscosity of a fluid is,

a) N-s/m2

b) N-m/s

c) N-s2/m

d) N-m2/s


VI. Which of the following is an assumption for Bernoulli’s equation?

a) Fluid is ideal plastic

b) Flow is rotational

c) Flow is unsteady

d) Flow is incompressible

VII. If the fluid is ideal as per assumptions of Bernoulli’s theorem, it means that,

a) Viscosity is zero

b) Velocity is zero

c) Pressure is constant

d) Flow is constant

VIII. A fluid which has shear stress proportional to the rate of shear strain is called,

a) Real fluid

b) Ideal plastic fluid

c) Non-Newtonian fluid

d) Ideal fluid

IX. In gauge pressure, the atmospheric pressure on the scale is marked as,

a) 100

b) 1

c) 10

d) 0

X. The SI unit of Kinematic viscosity is,

a) Unitless

b) m3/s

c) m/s2

d) m2/s

Answer   key   c d d b a d a a d d

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