*ABCD* is a regular parallelogram plot of land whose angle *BAD* is 60°. If the bearing of the line *AB* is 30°, the bearing of *CD*, is:

Options are :

- 90°
- 270°
- 120°
- 210°

**Answer :**210°

**Diopter is the power of a lens having a focal length of:**

Options are :

- 50 cm
- 25 cm
- 100 cm
- 125 cm
- 75 cm

**Answer :**100 cm

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 13

**One of the tacheometric constants is additive, the other constant, is:**

Options are :

- Subtractive constant
- Indicative constant
- Multiplying constant
- Dividing constant

**Answer :**Multiplying constant

**Hydrographic surveys deal with the mapping of:**

Options are :

- Movement of clouds
- Canal system
- Heavenly bodies
- Large water bodies
- Mountaineous region

**Answer :**Large water bodies

**A back sight:**

Options are :

- Taken on an inverted staff is treated as negative
- Is always taken on a point of known elevation or can be computed
- Is added to the known level to obtain the instrument height
- All the above

**Answer :**All the above

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 3

**On a diagonal scale, it is possible to read up to:**

Options are :

- Two dimensions
- Three dimensions
- One dimension
- Four dimensions

**Answer :**Three dimensions

**Let angular value of one graduation of a tube of length x be ? seconds and R be the radius of its internal curved surface, then:**

**A.**

**B.**

**C.**

**D.**

Options are :

- C
- A
- D
- B

**Answer :**A

**One of the Lehmann's rules of plane tabling, is:**

Options are :

- None of these
- When the instrument station is outside the circumscribing circle its location is always on the opposite side of the ray to the most distant point as the inter-section of the other two rays
- When looking in the direction of each of the given points, the instrument station will be on the right side of one and left side of the other ray
- Location of the instrument station is always distant from each of the three rays from the known points in proportion to their distances

**Answer :**Location of the instrument station is always distant from each of the three rays from the known points in proportion to their distances

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 4

**The most reliable method of plotting a theodolite traverse, is:**

Options are :

- By plotting included angles and scaling off each traverse leg
- By consecutive co-ordinates of each station
- By the tangent method of plotting
- By independent co-ordinates of each station

**Answer :**By independent co-ordinates of each station

**If L is the perimeter of a closed traverse, ?D is the closing error in departure, the correction for the departure of a traverse side of length l, according to Bowditch rule, is:**

**A.**

**B.**

**C.**

**D.**

Options are :

- D
- A
- B
- C

**Answer :**D

**Plotting of inaccessible points on a plane table, is done by:**

Options are :

- Radiation
- Traversing
- Intersection
- None of these

**Answer :**Intersection

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 5

**If the radius of a simple curve is R, the length of the chord for calculating offsets by the method of chords produced, should not exceed:**

Options are :

- R/15
- R/25
- R/20
- R/10

**Answer :**R/20

**In optical reading instruments:**

Options are :

- The vertical circle is usually continuous from 0° to 359°
- The readings increase when the telescope is elevated in the face left position
- The readings decrease when the telescope is elevated in the face right position
- All the above

**Answer :**All the above

**For true difference in elevations between two points A and B, the level must be set up:**

Options are :

- at any point between A and B
- near the point A
- near the point B
- at the exact mid point of A and B

**Answer :**at the exact mid point of A and B

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 6

**The latitude of a traverse leg is obtained by multiplying its length by:**

Options are :

- Cosine of its reduced bearing
- Cosecant of its reduced bearing
- Tangent of its reduced bearing
- Sign of its reduced bearing

**Answer :**Cosine of its reduced bearing

**The real image of an object formed by the objective, must lie:**

Options are :

- in the plane of cross hairs
- at the optical centre of the eye-piece
- at the centre of the telescope
- anywhere inside the telescope

**Answer :**in the plane of cross hairs

**When the bubble of the level tube of a level, remains central:**

Options are :

- Axis of the telescope is horizontal
- Geometrical axis of the telescope is horizontal
- Line of sight is horizontal
- Line of collimation is horizontal

**Answer :**Line of sight is horizontal

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 7

**The angle between two plane mirrors of optical square, is:**

Options are :

- 20°
- 30°
- 60°
- 45°
- 90°

**Answer :**45°

**Accuracy of 'fix' by two point problem, is:**

Options are :

- Not reliable
- Good
- Bad
- Unique

**Answer :**Not reliable

**Metric chains are generally available in:**

Options are :

- 15 m and 20 m length
- 20 m and 30 m length
- 25 m and 100 m length
- 10 m and 20 m length

**Answer :**20 m and 30 m length

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 8

**Whole circle bearing of a line is preferred to a quadrantal bearing merely because:**

Options are :

- Its trigonometrical values may be extracted from ordinary tables easily
- Bearing is completely specified by an angle
- Sign of the correction of magnetic declination is different in different quadrants
- Bearing is not completely specified by an angle

**Answer :**Bearing is completely specified by an angle

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 9

**Pick up the correct statement from the following:**

Options are :

- The imaginary lines which pass through points at which the magnetic declinations are equal at a given time are called isogonic lines
- The horizontal angle between magnetic meridian and true meridian at a place is called magnetic declination or variance of the compass
- The isogonic lines through places at which the declination is zero are termed agonic lines
- All the above

**Answer :**All the above

**In a precision traverse, included angles are measured by setting the vernier:**

Options are :

- All the above
- Some where near zero and reading both verniers on back station
- To read zero exactly on back station
- To read 5° exactly on back station

**Answer :**Some where near zero and reading both verniers on back station

**While surveying a plot of land by plane tabling, the field observations:**

Options are :

- And recorded in field books to be plotted later
- All the above
- And plotting do not proceed simultaneously
- And plotting proceed simultaneously

**Answer :**And plotting proceed simultaneously

**Ranging is an operation of:**

Options are :

- Reconnaissance
- Establishing intermediate points between terminals
- Determination of slope
- Judging the distance

**Answer :**Establishing intermediate points between terminals

**An internal focussing type surveying telescope, may be focussed by the movement of:**

Options are :

- Convex-lens in the telescope
- Concave lens in the telescope
- Plano-convex lens in the telescope
- Objective glass of the telescope

**Answer :**Concave lens in the telescope

**The rise and fall method of reduction of levels, provides a check on:**

Options are :

- Back sights
- All of these
- Fore sights
- Intermediate sights

**Answer :**All of these

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 1

**In horizontal angles, the error due to imperfect levelling of the plate bubble is:**

Options are :

- Large for long sights
- Less for steeply inclined sights
- Large when sights are nearly level
- Large for steeply inclined sights

**Answer :**Large for steeply inclined sights

**If ? and ? be the elevations of two objects A and B respectively, ? be the angle observed by a sextant. The correct horizontal angle is:**

**A.**

**B.**

**C.**

**D.**

None of these

Options are :

- A
- B
- D
- C

**Answer :**A

**In setting up a plane table at any station:**

Options are :

- Orientation is done first
- Levelling is done first
- Centering is done first
- Both levelling and centering are done simultaneously

**Answer :**Both levelling and centering are done simultaneously

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