Surveyor Grade - II Kerala Water Authority Answer Key 106/2017

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Post : Surveyor Grade - II
Department : Kerala Water Authority
Category Code : 501/2016, 502/2016
Question Paper Code : 106/2017
Date of Test : 18-09-2017



  1. Invar tape is made up of an alloy of __________ and steel.
    • Aluminium
    • Nickel
    • Copper
    • Brass

  2. 1m = __________ cm.
    • 2.54
    • 10
    • 30.48
    • 100

  3. Boundary of a catchment area will be
    • Longitudinal line
    • Datum
    • Ridge line
    • Valley line

  4. Instrument used for sighting objects and drawing rays in plane tabling is
    • Alidade
    • Trough compass
    • Spirit level
    • Plumb-bob

  5. Which of the following level’s telescope can be rotated by surveyor in vertical plane in a smaller amount?
    • Dumpy level
    • Wye level
    • Auto level
    • Tilting level

  6. The process of establishing an intermediate point in a line is called
    • Chaining
    • Offsetting
    • Ranging
    • Levelling

  7. Meridian joining earth’s true north and south is called
    • Assumed meridian
    • Arbitrary meridian
    • Magnetic meridian
    • True meridian

  8. Error =
    • Difference in values and sign of observed value
    • Difference in values and sign of true value
    • Observed value – true value
    • True value – observed value
    Question error

  9.   An EDM based instrument is
    • Micrometer theodolite
    • Total station
    • Dumpy level
    • Chain

  10. Imaginary line joining centre of the eyepiece and the objective of the telescope is
    • Line of collimation
    • Axis of bubble tube
    • Axis of altitude bubble
    • Axis of telescope

  11.   Of the following, which is the primary stage of surveying?
    • Reconnaissance
    • Preliminary survey
    • Final survey
    • Location survey

  12. Bad ranging is an example for
    • Positive compensating error
    • Negative compensating error
    • Positive cumulative error
    • Negative cumulative error

  13. Survey lines set out to locate interior details of a plot is called
    • Main survey lines
    • Tie lines
    • Check lines
    • Random lines

  14. Horizontal angle as well as vertical angle can be measured using a
    • Theodolite
    • Dumpy level
    • Compass
    • Plane table

  15. A link of a metric chain is __________ cm in length.
    • 0.66
    • 10
    • 20
    • 30.48

  16. Point where the circular curve begins is called as
    • P.T.
    • P.C.
    • P.I.
    • C.P.

  17. Which of the following is the prime instrument is used for ranging?
    • Ranging rod
    • Chain
    • Cross-staff
    • Arrow

  18. 1 hectare = ___________ m2.
    • 100
    • 101
    • 102
    • 104

  19. A 20 m metric chain has __________ links.
    • 10
    • 50
    • 100
    • 150

  20. 90° is set out using
    • cross staff
    • peg
    • plumb-bob
    • line ranger

  21. ___________ angles can be set out using French cross staff.
    • 30°
    • 45°
    • 60°
    • 75°

  22. Gunters chain is ______ in length
    • 20 m
    • 33 feet
    • 66 feet
    • 100 feet

  23. Convert Q.B., S45°00'E into W.C.B.
    • 45°00'
    • 135°00'
    • 225°00'
    • 335°'00'

  24. Station where which B.S and F.S. are taken is called
    • Intersection point
    • Forward point
    • Tangent point
    • Change point

  25. W.C.B. of a survey line is determined using
    • prismatic compass
    • surveyor’s compass
    • trough compass
    • circular compass

  26. Contour lines merge in the case of
    • Overhanging cliff
    • Vertical cliff
    • Hill
    • Pond

  27. Theoretical sum of interior angles of a closed irregular hexagon is
    • 180°
    • 360°
    • 600°
    • 720°

  28. Following observation is done in reciprocal leveling. Find level difference between A and B
    Dumpy level at A, staff reading at A – 1.000 m and staff reading at B – 2.500 m.
    Dumpy level at B, staff reading at A – 1.300 m and staff reading at B – 2.700 m.
    • 1.400 m
    • 1.450 m
    • 1.500 m
    • 2.900 m

  29. Convert W.C.B. 320°00' into Q.B.
    • S40°00'W
    • W50°00'S
    • S140°00'W
    • W140°00'S
    Question error

  30. 0° is engraved at ________ of the graduated ring of the prismatic compass.
    • North
    • East
    • South
    • West

  31. Expand GPS
    • Geodetic Parallel Surveying
    • Global Positioning System
    • Geodetic Positioning System
    • Global Parallel Surveying

  32. W.C.B. is always reckoned from
    • North
    • East
    • South
    • West

  33. Magnetic bearing of a line determined was 140°, but later it was found that Declination at the place is 2° W. Find the magnetic bearing of the line
    • 40°
    • 50°
    • 138°
    • 142°
    Question error

  34. Projection of a survey line onto N-S line is termed as
    • Closing error
    • Latitude
    • Departure
    • Random line

  35. Which of the following is known as the ideal transition curve?
    • Froude’s curve
    • Bernoulli’s lemniscate
    • Cubic parabola
    • Clothoid

  36. Change in declination at place happening in 24 hours is _________ type of variation.
    • Secular
    • Diurnal
    • Annual
    • Irregular

  37. __________ surveying can be performed without field book.
    • Plane table
    • Chain
    • Compass
    • Theodolite

  38. Process of revolving telescope of theodolite in the horizontal plane with respect to vertical axis of the theodolite is called
    • Transiting
    • Reversing
    • Swinging
    • Plunging

  39. Angle subtended by radius at the centre of the curve is called as
    • Deflection angle
    • Intersection angle
    • Direct angle
    • Central angle

  40. F.B. of Rs. is S45°15'E.F.B. of PR is S30°00'E. Included angle PRS measured in clockwise direction is
    • 104°45'
    • 134°45'
    • 164°45'
    • 195°45'

  41. Gradient existing between two points is found to be 1 in 1000. Level difference between same points is 5.00 m. Find distance between two points is
    • 50 m
    • 0.500 km
    • 1000 m
    • 5 km

  42. Which of the following plane table method involves in finding an instrument station?
    • Resection
    • Radiation
    • Intersection
    • Traversing

  43. Angle between the preceding line and succeeding line is called
    • Bearing
    • Direct angle
    • Deflection angle
    • Angle to the right
    Question error

  44. In leveling operation, the point of known elevation is termed as
    • Bench mark
    • Contour
    • Plane
    • Backsight

  45. The structure which is used to carry canal over natural drain is called
    • fly level
    • aqueduct
    • super passage
    • level crossing

  46. Last level reading taken before shifting a level is entered as
    • FS
    • BS
    • IS
    • LS

  47. Scale 1 : 200 is classified as
    • full scale
    • scale of chords
    • enlarged scale
    • reduction scale

  48. RL of BM is 100.000. Without taking reading on BM another two staff readings, 1.000 and 3.000 were observed. What is the level difference between these two points?
    • Can’t determine
    • 1.000
    • 2.000
    • 4.000

  49. Imaginary line formed by joining points of equal elevations on earth’s surface is called
    • contour
    • section
    • benchmark
    • single plane

  50. The multiplying constant of a tacheometer fitted with an anallactic lens is
    • 0
    • 1
    • 100
    • 1000

  51. Which of the following is called as Easement curve?
    • Simple circular curve
    • Compound curve
    • Reverse curve
    • Transition curve

  52. Two straights connected using a single arc of constant radius is known as
    • Simple circular curve
    • Compound curve
    • Reverse curve
    • Transition curve

  53. In India a curve is designated by
    • Radius of the curve
    • Deflection angle
    • Degree of the curve
    • Long chord

  54. Survey related to large water bodies is called
    • Hydrographic surveying
    • Land surveying
    • Air surveying
    • Aerial surveying

  55.   Closely spaced contours indicate
    • flat
    • steep slope
    • gentle slope
    • mild slope

  56.   Magnetic equator is an example for
    • Isogonic line
    • Agonic line
    • Isoclinic line
    • Aclinic line

  57.   F.B. of CD is 30°. FB of DE is 260°. Find < CDE measured in clockwise direction
    • 50°
    • 80°
    • 230°
    • 290°

  58. 6020 seconds
    • 00°05'40"
    • 01°40'20"
    • 03°01'00"
    • 06°02'00"

  59. Bearing measured in the direction of the progress surveying is called
    • Fore bearing
    • Back bearing
    • Intermediate bearing
    • Reverse bearing

  60. Bessel’s solution to three point problem is related to
    • Trial and error method
    • Tracing paper method
    • Mechanical method
    • Graphical method

  61. Principle of plane table surveying is
    • Triangulation
    • Offsetting
    • Orientation
    • Levelling
    Question error

  62. ___________ is the equation for finding correction value for refraction.
    • 0.0005 D2
    • 0.0112 D2
    • 0.0673 D2
    • 0.0785 D2

  63. Slope along the longitudinal direction is often termed as
    • Gradient
    • Transverse slope
    • Section
    • Camber

  64. F.B. of a line PQ is 140°. What is the F.B. of the line QP?
    • 40°
    • 180°
    • 230°
    • 320°

  65. Level reading taken on BM is 10.000. Then a level reading of 3.5000 was taken on top of a stake. Find the RL of the top of the stake.
    • 98.500
    • 12.000
    • 8.500
    • 8

  66. Equal gradient lines along a slope are called
    • Grade contours
    • Contour gradients
    • Vertical equivalents
    • Horizontal equivalents

  67. Offsets are said to be large when offset length exceeds _________ m.
    • 5
    • 10
    • 15
    • 20

  68. A set of arrows provided with chain has _________ arrows.
    • 10
    • 15
    • 20
    • 30

  69. Which of the following is also referred as versed sine of the curve?
    • Tangent length
    • Long chord
    • Apex distance
    • Mid-ordinate

  70. Of the following which is the correct input method to draw a line of 100 units at an angle of 40° in anticlockwise direction from positive X axis on a default AutoCAD working space?
    • <40@100
    • @100<40
    • @40<100
    • <100@40

  71. Which of the following instrument is used for ranging?
    • Peg
    • Cross staff
    • Optical square
    • Line ranger

  72. Which of the permanent adjustment test checks the perpendicularity between horizontal axis and vertical axis?
    • Plate level test
    • Collimation test
    • Spire test
    • Azimuth test

  73.   Area of land irrigated divided by the unit volume of irrigation water is called
    • Head water
    • Duty
    • Delta
    • Base period

  74. Portion of a brick made by cutting across it lengthwise into exactly two parts is known as
    • bevelled closer
    • queen closer
    • king closer
    • bat

  75. Vertical angle with which magnetic needle makes with the horizontal is called
    • Declination
    • Transiting
    • Swinging
    • Dip

  76. When the bed level of canal and drainage is at the same level, _______ is provided.
    • Aqueducts
    • Superpassage
    • Level crossings
    • Delta

  77. Which function key is used for on/off object snap, while drafting in AutoCAD?
    • F8
    • F5
    • F4
    • F3

  78. Formula for finding area of a plane triangle whose base is b, height h, is
    • bh
    • 0.5bh
    • 0.5[(b+h)/2]
    • 2[(b+h)/2]

  79. The main constituent of portland cement is
    • clay
    • sand
    • lime
    • magnesium

  80. In __________, headers and stretchers are laid alternatively in the same course.
    • English bond
    • Stretcher bond
    • Header bond
    • Flemish bond

  81. Mount Abu Hill Station is located in
    • Purvanchal Mountain
    • Aravalli Mountain
    • Vindhya Mountain
    • Karakoram Mountain

  82. The least densely populated State in India
    • Arunachal Pradesh
    • Mizoram
    • Meghalaya
    • Sikkim

  83. Red soil is found in
    • Deccan Plateau
    • Ladak Plateau
    • Malwa Plateau
    • Chotanagpur Plateau

  84. The climate of India is
    • Temperate Monsoon
    • Tropical  Continental
    • Tropical Monsoon
    • Temperate Marine

  85. ‘Tista’ is the tributary of
    • Ganges
    • Brahmaputra
    • Indus
    • Godavari

  86. Jog waterfalls is located in the
    • Sharavathi river
    • Netravathi river
    • Sabarmati river
    • Amaravathi river

  87. The highest peak in Kerala
    • Ponmudi
    • Chembra
    • Anamudi
    • Agastyamala

  88. The British made many attempts to get the support on India during second world war; August Offer was one among them. Who declared this?
    • Lord Wavell
    • Stafford Cripps
    • Lord Rippon
    • Lord Linlithgow

  89. ‘Tun muje khoon do, mein thume azadi dunga’ [Give me blood, in turn I will give you freedom] who said these famous words?
    • Subhash Chandra Bose
    • Captain Lakshmi
    • Rash Bihari Bose
    • Bhagat Sing

  90. The Organisation formed by Ayyankali
    • Tirvathaancor Mahasabha
    • Sadujana Paripalana Yogam
    • Athmavidya Sangam
    • Yogakshema Sabha

  91. The drama “adukkalayil ninnu arangathekku” written by
    • Premji
    • Toppil Bhasi
    • V.T. Bhattatirippad
    • Bhavatran Namboothiri

  92. The Organisation which was pioneer in the expansion of education in Malabar?
    • Ringle tab
    • Basel evangelical mission
    • London Mission society
    • Salvation army

  93. The successful launching of PSLV-C37 with 104 satellites in single flight in Satheesh Dewan Space Centre, Sriharikota was on
    • 16th January 2017
    • 15th December 2017
    • 16th February 2017
    • 15th February 2017

  94. The current vice chairman of NITI Ayog of India [National Institution for Transforming India]
    • Mr. Narendra Modi
    • Mr. Monteksing Ahluvalia
    • Mr. K. C. Panth
    • Mr. Aravind Pangaria
    Question error

  95. Who wrote ‘the ministry of utmost happiness’?
    • J.K. Rowling
    • Salman Rushdie
    • Arunthathi Roy
    • Kiren Desai

  96. The film in which Mrs. Surabhi Lakshme bagged the best actress national award
    • Rustam
    • Minnaminungu
    • Tirakkatha
    • Ayalum njanum tammil

  97. The chief minister of Goa
    • Manohar Parekkar
    • Siddaramayya
    • Yogi adityanath
    • Lakshmi Kant Perseker

  98. Which is the vaccine introduced by central health ministry recently against T B?
    • Varicella
    • MMR
    • Bedaquiline
    • DPT

  99. Goods and services tax is an indirect tax throughout India to replace taxes levied by the Central and State governments. This has been implemented as per amendment of Indian Constitution
    • 122
    • 124
    • 112
    • 128

  100.   The national leader who proclaimed “individual Satyagraha”?
    • Mahatma Gandhi
    • Jawaharlal Nehru
    • Abdul Kalam Azad
    • Vinobha Bhave

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