OPSC AEE Civil Question Papers – Assistant Executive Engineer


OPSC Assistant Executive Engineer Civil Engineering exam was held in 2015 by Odisha Public Service Commission. If you are searching for OPSC AEE Civil Question Papers then here we have listed some AEE Civil Engineering Previous Questions which was asked in the previous year Assistant Executive Engineer Civil Examination . OPSC AEE Question Papers for Civil Engineering contains 120 questions and full mark in 200 Marks. Each question has four option. For each wrong answer, penalty of 1/3mark means 0.33 marks will be deducted. You can also Check the OPSC AEE Civil Syllabus Here. Download the question paper in PDF format from the below given link.

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1. An open ended steel barrel of 1m height and 1m diameter is filled with saturated fine sand having coefficient of permeability of 10-2 m/ s . The barrel stands on a saturated bed of gravel. The time required for the water level in the barrel to drop by 0.75m is

  • (A) 58.9s
  • (B) 75s
  • (C) 100s
  • (D)150s

2. The ultimate load capacity of a 10m long concrete pile of square cross section 500mm x 500mm driven into a homogeneous clay layer having undrained cohesion value of 40kPa is 700kN. If the cross section of the pile is reduced to 250mm x 250mm and the length of the pile is increased to 20m, the ultimate load capacity will be

  • (A) 350kN
  • (B) 632.5kN
  • (C) 722.5kN
  • (D) 1400kN

3. The Froude number of flown in a rectangular channel is 0.8. If the depth of flow is 1.5m, the critical depth is

  • (A) 1.80m
  • (B) 1.56m
  • (C) 1.36m
  • (D) 1.29m

4. A wall of diameter 20cm fully penetrates a confined aquifer. After a long period of pumping at a rate of 2720 litres per minute, the observations of draw down taken at 10m and 100m distances from the center of the wall are found to be 3m and 0.5m respectively. The transmissivity of the aquifer is

  • (A) 676m2/day
  • (B) 576 m2/day
  • (C) 526 m2/day
  • (D) 249 m2/day

5. Consider the following statements in the context of geometric design of roads.
I : A simple parabolic curve is an acceptable shape for summit curves.
II : Comfort to passengers is an important consideration in the design of summit curves.

The correct option evaluating the above statements and their relationship is

  • (A) I is true, II is false
  • (B) I is true, II is true, and II is the correct reason for I
  • (C) I is true, II is true, and II is NOT the correct reason for I
  • (D) I is false, II is true

6. The design speed for a two-lane road is 80kmph. When a design vehicle with a  wheelbase of 6.6m is negotiating a horizontal curve on that road, the off-tracking is measured as 0.096m. The required widening of carriageway of the two-lane road on the curve is approximately

  • (A) 0.55m
  • (B) 0.65m
  • (C) 0.75m
  • (D) 0.85m

7. Consider the following statements in the context of cement concrete pavements.
I. Warping stresses in cement concrete pavements are caused by the seasonal variation in temperature.
II. Tie bars are generally provided across transverse joints of cement concrete pavements

The correct option evaluating the above statements is

  • (A) I: True II: False
  • (B) I: False II: True
  • (C) I: True II: True
  • (D) I: False II: False

8. A bench mark has been established at the soffit of an ornamental arch at the known elevation of 100.0m above sea level. The back sight used to establish height of instrument is an inverted staff reading of 2.105m. A forward sight reading with normally held staff of 1.105m is taken on a recently constructed plinth. The elevation of the plinth is

  • (A) 103.210m
  • (B) 101.000m
  • (C) 99.000m
  • (D) 96.790m

9. As per IRC: 67-2001, a traffic sign indicating the Speed Limit on a road should be of

  • (A) Circular Shape with White Background and Red Border
  • (B) Triangular Shape with White Background and Red Border
  • (C) Triangular Shape with Red Background and White Border
  • (D) Circular Shape with Red Background ad White Border

10. The local mean time at a place located in longitude 90º 40’E when the standard time is 6 hours and 30 minutes and the standard meridian is 82º 30’E is

  • (A) 5 hours, 2 minutes and 40 seconds
  • (B) 5 hours, 57 minutes and 20 seconds
  • (C) 6 hours, and 30 minutes
  • (D) 7 hours, 02 minutes and 40 seconds

11. Two plates, subjected to direct tension, each of 10mm thickness and having widths of 100mm and 175mm, respectively are to be fillet welded with an overlap of 200mm. Given that the permissible weld stress is 110MPa and the permissible stress in steel is 150MPa, then length of the weld required using the maximum permissible weld size as per IS: 800-1984 is

  • (A) 245.3mm
  • (B) 229.2mm
  • (C) 205.5mm
  • (D) 194.8mm

12. For the simply supported beam of length L, subjected to a uniformly distributed moment M kN-m per unit length as shown in the figure, the bending moment (in kN-m) at the mid-span of the beam is

  • (A) Zero
  • (B) M
  • (C) ML
  • (D) M/L

13. A three hinged parabolic arch having a span of 20m and a rise of 5m carries a point load of 10kN at quarter span from the left end as shown in the figure. The resultant reaction at the left support and its inclination with the horizontal are respectively

  • (A) 9.01kN and 56.31º
  • (B) 9.01kN and 33.69º
  • (C) 7.50kN and 56.31º
  • (D) 2.50kN and 33.69º

14. The Froude number of flown in a rectangular channel is 0.8. If the depth of flow is 1.5m, the critical depth is

  • (A) 1.80m
  • (B) 1.56m
  • (C) 1.36m
  • (D) 1.29m

15. Deposit with flocculated structure is formed when

  • (A) Clay particles settle on sea bed
  • (B) Clay particles settle on fresh water lake bed
  • (C) Sand particles settle on river bed
  • (D) Sand particles settle on sea bed

16. Dilatancy correction is required when a strata is

  • (A) Cohesive and saturated and also has N Value of SPT > 15
  • (B) Saturated silt/fine sand and N value of SPT < 10 after the overburden correction
  • (C) Saturated silt/fine sand and N value of SPT >15 after the overburden correction
  • (D) Coarse sand under dry condition and N value of SPT < 10 after the overburden correction

17. A precast concrete pile is driven with a 50kN hammer falling through a height of 1.0m with an efficiency of 0.6. The set value observed is 4mm per blow and the combined temporary compression of the pile, cushion and the ground is 6mm. As per Modified Hiley Formula, the ultimate resistance of the pile is

  • (A) 3000kN
  • (B) 4285.7kN
  • (C) 8.333kN
  • (D) 11905kN

18. Direct step method of computation for gradually varied flow is

  • (A) Applicable to non-prismatic channels
  • (B) Applicable to prismatic channels
  • (C) Applicable to both prismatic and non-prismatic channels
  • (D) Not applicable to both prismatic and non-prismatic channels

19. The depth of flow in an alluvial channel is 1.5m. If critical velocity ratio is 1.1 and Manning’s n is 0.018, the critical velocity of the channel as per Kennedy’s method is

  • (A) 0.713m/s
  • (B) 0.784m/s
  • (C) 0.879m/s
  • (D) 1.108m/s

20. The value of lateral friction or side friction used in the design of horizontal curve as per India Roads Congress guidelines is

  • (A) 0.40
  • (B) 0.35
  • (C) 0.24
  • (D) 0.15

21. A 12mm thick plate is connected to two 8mm plates, on either side through a 16mm diameter power driven field rivet as shown in the figure below. Assuming permissible shear stress as 90MPa and permissible bearing stress as 270MPa in the rivet, the rivet value of the joint is

  • (A) 56.70kN
  • (B) 43.29kN
  • (C) 36.19kN
  • (D) 21.65kN

22. A hollow circular shaft has an outer diameter of 100mm and a wall thickness of 25mm. The allowable shear stress in the shaft is 125MPa. The maximum torque the shaft can transmit is

  • (A) 46kN m
  • (B) 24.5kN m
  • (C) 23kN m
  • (D) 11.5kN m

23. Consider the following statements for a compression member

I. The elastic critical stress in compression increases with decrease in slenderness ratio
II. The effective length depends on the boundary conditions at its ends
III. The elastic critical stress in compression is independent of the slenderness ratio
IV. The ratio of the effective length to its radius of gyration is called as slenderness ratio

The TRUE statements are

  • (A) II and III
  • (B) III and IV
  • (C) II, III and IV
  • (D) I, II and IV

24. The laboratory test results of a soil sample are given below:

Percentage finer than 4.75 mm = 60

Percentage finer than 0.075 mm = 30

Liquid Limit = 35%

Plastic Limit = 27%

The soil classification is

  • (A) GM
  • (B) SM
  • (C) GC
  • (D) ML-MI

25. A rectangular open channel of width 4.5m is carrying a discharge of 100m3/sec. The critical depth of the channel is

  • (A) 7.09m
  • (B) 3.69m
  • (C) 2.16m
  • (D) 1.31m

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