**Greater accuracy in linear measurements, is obtained by:**

Options are :

- Direct taping
- All the above
- Direct chaining
- Tacheometry

**Answer :**Direct taping

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 7

**In case of reduction of levels by the height of instrument method:**

Options are :

- ? (R.L. + I + F.S.) - first R.L = ? (H.I. + No. of R.L.s.)
- ? B.S. - ? F.S. = difference in R.L.S of the first station and last station
- None of these
- Both A and B

**Answer :**None of these

**Magnetic declination at any place:**

Options are :

- Changes abruptly
- Does not remain constant
- Remains constant
- Fluctuates

**Answer :**Does not remain constant

**From any point on the surface with a given inclination:**

Options are :

- All the above
- Indefinite contour gradients are possible
- Two contour gradients are possible
- Only one contour gradient is possible

**Answer :**Indefinite contour gradients are possible

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 8

**For preparation of a contour plan for a route survey:**

Options are :

- Indirect method of contouring is used
- Method of cross profile is used
- Method of trace contour is used
- Method of squares is used

**Answer :**Method of cross profile is used

**Ranging in chain survey means:**

Options are :

- Determining the distance between end points
- Determining the offset distance
- Establishing an intermediate point on the line
- Looking at an isolated point not on the line
- None of these

**Answer :**Establishing an intermediate point on the line

*ABCD* is a rectangular plot of land. If the bearing of the side *AB* is 75°, the bearing of *DC* is:

Options are :

- 105°
- 285°
- 75°
- 255°

**Answer :**75°

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 9

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

Options are :

- If the image of the object does not fall on the plane of the cross-lines, parallax exists
- The eyepiece is adjusted for clear vision of the cross hairs
- Parallax has nothing to do with the eyepiece
- All the above

**Answer :**All the above

**While measuring a chain line between two stations A and B intervened by a raised ground:**

Options are :

- Vision gets obstructed
- All the above
- Both vision and chaining get obstructed
- Chaining gets obstructed

**Answer :**Vision gets obstructed

**The longitudinal section of the surface of bubble tube is:**

Options are :

- Straight
- Parabolic
- Elliptic
- Circular

**Answer :**Circular

**While measuring with a metallic tape of 30 m length pull should be applied:**

Options are :

- 1 kg
- 4 kg
- 2 kg
- 3 kg

**Answer :**3 kg

**The 'point of curve' of a simple circular curve, is:**

Options are :

- Mid-point of the curve
- Point of intersection
- Point of commencement
- Point of tangency

**Answer :**Point of commencement

**If
? is the angle between the polar ray and the tangent at the point of
commencement of a lemniscate curve, the equation of the curve, is:**

Options are :

- l = k?sin 2?
- l = k?tan 2?
- l = k?sin 3?
- l = k?sin ?
- l = k?cos 2?

**Answer :**l = k?sin ?

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 1

**If whole circle bearing of a line is 120°, its reduced bearing is:**

Options are :

- S 60° E
- S 20° E
- N 60° E
- N 120° E

**Answer :**S 60° E

**While
rotating the theodolite in the horizontal plane, the bubble of the
bubble tube takes up the same position in its tube, it indicates:**

Options are :

- The trummion axis is horizontal
- The line of collimation is perpendicular to vertical axis
- None of the above
- The rotation axis is vertical

**Answer :**The rotation axis is vertical

**With usual notations, the expression**

Options are :

- Centrifugal force
- Radial acceleration
- Centrifugal ratio
- Super elevation

**Answer :**Centrifugal ratio

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 10

**Ramsden eye-piece consists of:**

Options are :

- Two convex lenses short distance apart
- Two concave lenses short distance apart
- Two plano-convex lenses short distance apart, with the convex surfaces facing each other
- One convex lens and one concave lens short distance apart

**Answer :**Two plano-convex lenses short distance apart, with the convex surfaces facing each other

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

Options are :

- The angle between the true meridian and the magnetic meridian is called magnetic variation
- All the above
- The magnet properly pivoted is balanced by means of riding weight movable along the needle
- In the earth's magnetic field, a magnetic needle rests in magnetic meridian
- One end of the magnetic needle supported at its centre of gravity tends to dip down towards the. nearer magnetic pole of the earth

**Answer :**All the above

**Volume of the earth work may be calculated by:**

Options are :

- All the above
- Mean areas
- End areas
- Prismoidal formula
- Trapezoidal

**Answer :**All the above

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 11

**A clinometer is used for:**

Options are :

- Defining natural features
- Setting out right angles
- Measuring angle of slope
- Correcting line of collimation

**Answer :**Measuring angle of slope

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

Options are :

- The lines of sight while observing back sight and fore sight lie in the same horizontal plane
- The horizontal plane with reference to which staff readings are taken, coincides with the level surface through the telescope axis
- The staff readings are measurements made vertically downwards from a horizontal plane
- All the above

**Answer :**All the above

**In a constant level tube, size of the bubble remains constant because upper wall is:**

Options are :

- Of relatively larger radius
- Of relatively smaller radius
- Flat
- Convex downwards

**Answer :**Of relatively larger radius

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 13

**Cross-staff is used for:**

Options are :

- Measuring distances
- Measuring contour gradient
- Taking levels
- None of these
- Setting out right angles

**Answer :**Setting out right angles

**Transition curves are introduced at either end of a circular curve, to obtain:**

Options are :

- Gradual change of gradient from zero at the tangent point to the specified amount at the junction of the transition curve with main curve
- Gradual increase of super-elevation from zero at the tangent point to the specified amount at the junction of the transition curve with main curve
- None of these
- Gradually decrease of curvature from zero at the tangent point to the specified quantity at the junction of the transition curve with main curve

**Answer :**Gradual increase of super-elevation from zero at the tangent point to the specified amount at the junction of the transition curve with main curve

**If d is the distance between equidistant odd ordinates, the Simpson's rule for the areas, is:**

**A.**

[

**B.**

[

**C.**

[

**D.**

[

**E.**

None of these

Options are :

- A
- B
- C
- E
- D

**Answer :**B

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 3

**Back bearing of a line is equal to:**

Options are :

- Fore bearing ± 90°
- Fore bearing ± 360°
- Fore bearing ± 180°
- Fore bearing ± 270°

**Answer :**Fore bearing ± 180°

**If h is the difference in height between end points of a chain of length l, the required slope correction is:**

**A.**

**B.**

**C.**

**D.**

3

Options are :

- B
- A
- D
- C

**Answer :**A

**For orientation of a plane table with three points A, B and C, Bessel's drill is:**

Options are :

- In the first two steps any two of the points may be used and a ray drawn towards the third point, which is sighted through the point of intersection of previously drawn rays in the final step
- Align b through a and draw a ray towards c, align a through b and draw a ray towards c, finally align c through the point of intersection of the previously drawn rays
- Align c through b and draw a ray towards a, align b through c and draw a ray towards a, finally align a, through the point of intersection of the previously, drawn rays
- Align c through a and draw a ray towards b, align a through c and draw a ray towards b, finally align b through the point of intersection of the previously drawn rays

**Answer :**In the first two steps any two of the points may be used and a ray drawn towards the third point, which is sighted through the point of intersection of previously drawn rays in the final step

Surveying MCQ Practice Questions (Civil Engineering) Set 4

**?, ? are the horizontal angles measured at the ends of a base line AB to a hill top whose angle of elevation from station A is ?°. The height of the hill top above the trunnion axis of the theodolite station, is:**

**A.**

**B.**

**C.**

**D.**

Options are :

- B
- A
- C
- D

**Answer :**D

**The curve composed of two arcs of different radii having their centres on the opposite side of the curve, is known:**

Options are :

- A reverse curve
- A compound curve
- A vertical curve
- A simple curve

**Answer :**A reverse curve

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