Highway Engineering (HEN)



Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

1   Economic survey of a proposed road project includes a detailed survey of
    (A)   Agricultural and industrial product available in the area
    (B)   Resources of income to local bodies as toll tax
    (C)   Origin and destination of traffic
    (D)   Soil characteristics at various places

2   An undesirable element to be avoided while fixing the alignment of the highway is
    (A)   Straight and short route
    (B)   Right angle crossing for bridges, culverts and level crossing
    (C)   Rising ground and high embankment
    (D)   Proximity to place for worship

3   A precise survey is
    (A)   Reconnaissance
    (B)   Preliminary survey
    (C)   Final location survey
    (D)   Economic survey

4   According to transported tonnage vehicle per day in Heavy traffic Roads
    (A)   Above 600
    (B)   Above 1524
    (C)   251 to 600
    (D)   1017 to 1524

5   The road connecting district headquarters of one state to the district headquarters of another bordering state is called
    (A)   National highway
    (B)   State highway
    (C)   Major district road
    (D)   Expressway

6   Nagpur Road Plan is developed in
    (A)   3rd Twenty-year plan 1981-1983
    (B)   2nd Twenty-year plan 1961-1981
    (C)   1st Twenty-year plan 1943-1963
    (D)   4th Twenty-year plan 1983-1985

7   Which factors are affected to design alignment of roads
    (A)   Economical
    (B)   Short
    (C)   Utility
    (D)   Obligatory points and curve

8   1st field survey are carried out to finalize the highway alignment
    (A)   Economic survey
    (B)   Reconnaissance survey
    (C)   Preliminary survey
    (D)   Location survey

9   Biggest Highway in INDIA
    (A)   NH 44
    (B)   NH 49
    (C)   NH 45
    (D)   NH 47

10   The width of carriageway for Two Lane with raised kerbs
    (A)   7m
    (B)   5.5m
    (C)   7.5m
    (D)   3.75m

11   Side slopes for embankment and cutting (Ordinary soil)
    (A)   2:1 and 1/4:1 to1/8:1
    (B)   2:1 and nearly vertical
    (C)   2:1 and 1:1 to 1/2:1
    (D)   2:1 and 1/12:1 to 1/16:1

12   The min. Coefficient of lateral friction for highway
    (A)   1
    (B)   0.4
    (C)   0.15
    (D)   0.5

13   The natural factor affecting influencing of Camber is
    (A)   Type of material used of wearing coarse
    (B)   Topography of the area
    (C)   Nature of subsoil met with
    (D)   Amount of rainfall

14   For High Bituminous surface or Cement Concrete surface the most common camber is
    (A)   1 in 20
    (B)   1 in 60
    (C)   1 in 48
    (D)   1 in 36

15   The rate of change of superelevation for rolling terrain
    (A)   2.5V^2/R
    (B)   2.7V^2/R
    (C)   2.8V^2/R
    (D)   V^2/R

16   Design speed for Plain and Steep area for NH and SH & for MDR
    (A)   80-100 and 20-30
    (B)   60-65 and 20-30
    (C)   65-80 and 30-40
    (D)   40-50 and 20-25

17   Limiting Gradient is adopted in
    (A)   Extraordinary situation
    (B)   Steeping gradient
    (C)   Easily drainage of water from road surface
    (D)   Adopted while making alignment of road

18   Exceptional Gradient in plains is
    (A)   1 in 15
    (B)   1 in 20
    (C)   1 in 30
    (D)   1 in 40

19   For sight distance calculation ‘Time of perception’ and reaction depends on
    (A)   Speed of the vehicle
    (B)   Gradient of road
    (C)   Alertness of driver
    (D)   Nature of pavement

20   Determine the permissible speed on curve having radius of 150m with superelevation of 15% and coefficient of friction 0.16
    (A)   71.42kmphr
    (B)   74.89kmphr
    (C)   76.84kmphr
    (D)   78.56kmphr

21   The normal elevation of driver’s eyes and non-passing sight distance a stationary object of this height is considered
    (A)   100cm and 10cm above the road level
    (B)   120cm and 15cm above the road
    (C)   200cm and 100cm above the road level
    (D)   150cm and 50cm above the road level

22   Calculate the length of SSD for a two-way traffic in a single Lane road. The design speed is 70kmph. Assume reaction time of driver is 2.5 sec. And coefficient of friction is 0.6 for slopping road with (A) Ascending slope of 2% (B) Descending slope of 3%
    (A)   80.79m and 80.818m
    (B)   79.80m and 79.89m
    (C)   78.51m and 78.43m
    (D)   81.00m and 81.897m

23   On sharp curves widening of the carriage way is done by
    (A)   Providing more width on the inner curve
    (B)   Providing more with on the outer curve.
    (C)   Distributing half on inner and half on the outer
    (D)   Distributing 3/4 on the outer and 1/4 on the inner

24   Estimate the extra widening required for a pavement width 7m two Lane on a horizontal curve of radius 250m. If the longest wheel Base of vehicle expected is 7m design speed is 70kmph. IRC recommended values of extra widening is 0.6m
    (A)   0.655m
    (B)   0.677m
    (C)   0.679m
    (D)   0.662m

25   A valley curve is composed of just two transition curves without any circular curve in between to
    (A)   Minimize the length of valley curve
    (B)   Increasing sight distance
    (C)   Minimize the time of acting of down thrust on tyers
    (D)   Nullify the centrifugal force

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