Draftsman Grade II Ground Water Department 443/2016 Answer Key 124/2017

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Post : Draftsman Grade II
Department : Ground Water Department
Category Code : 443/16
Qualifications : Diploma in Civil Engineering; SSLC + ITI
Question Paper Code : 124/17
Date of Test : 25-10-2017



  1. Turpentine oil is used in paints as :
    • Thinner
    • Vehicle
    • Drier
    • Base

  2. The function of Gypsum in cement is :
    • To increase strength
    • To increase initial setting time
    • To decrease initial setting time
    • To increase final setting time

  3. Moorum is a __________ rock.
    • Metamorphic
    • Sedimentary
    • Igneous
    • None of these

  4. Which of the following purpose served as admixtures?
    • Improve workability
    • Retard setting action
    • Reduce bleeding
    • All these

  5. Which of the following one is example for endogenous trees?
    • Deodar
    • Chir
    • Palm
    • Kail

  6. Due to the defects, the curvature formed in the direction of length of timber is called :
    • Bow
    • Split
    • Cup
    • Shake

  7. In brass the percentage of Copper and Zinc is __________ and __________ respectively.
    • 60, 40
    • 88, 12
    • 40, 60
    • 12, 88

  8. The projecting course at ground floor level is known as :
    • String course
    • Lacing course
    • Plinth course
    • None of these

  9. Which type stone joint is suitable for heavy lateral pressure?
    • Butt joint
    • Rebated Joint
    • Joggle joint
    • Table joint

  10. In stone masonry, to make level surface __________ tool is used.
    • Drag
    • Boaster
    • Axe
    • Punch

  11. The ability of a metal to cut another metal is called :
    • Toughness
    • Malleability
    • Hardness
    • Tenacity

  12. The sum of any two sides of a triangle is __________ the third side.
    • Same
    • Less than
    • Greater than
    • None of these

  13. 1HP equal to __________ watts.
    • 100
    • 1000
    • 735.5
    • 9.8

  14. Poisson’s ratio is the ratio of :
    • Lateral strain to linear strain
    • Ultimate stress to working stress
    • Shear stress to shear strain
    • Change in length to original length

  15. A right-angled triangle revolving about its perpendicular side forming a __________ solid.
    • Pyramid
    • Frustum
    • Prism
    • Cone

  16. Which of the following chemicals are used for termite proofing?
    • Chlorine
    • Aldrin
    • Sodium
    • None of these

  17. Generally __________ flooring is not recommended for bath rooms and kitchen.
    • Linoleum
    • Terrazo
    • Tile
    • Marble

  18. A __________ window its construction is similar to door construction called.
    • Dormer
    • Bay
    • Gable
    • Casement

  19. A Florentine arch is good example for __________ centred arch.
    • Three
    • Two
    • One
    • Four

  20. The inclined member of a stair which supports the ends of step is known as :
    • Baluster
    • Hand rail
    • String
    • Flight

  21. Which of the following is used for vertical movement?
    • Ramps
    • Stair
    • Escalator
    • All of these

  22. The position of main reinforcement in concrete lintel should be :
    • The centre
    • The bottom
    • The side
    • The top

  23. The rafters which are provided at the junction of two roof slope is called :
    • Jack rafter
    • Common rafter
    • Hip rafter
    • Principal rafter

  24. The triangular upper part of a wall formed the end of pitched roof is called :
    • Gable
    • Valley
    • Hip
    • Eaves

  25. Which of the following materials used for DPC?
    • Bitumen
    • Stones
    • Mortar
    • All of these

  26. The pitch of the stair should be limited to :
    • 30° - 40°
    • 20° - 25°
    • 45° - 50°
    • 30° - 60°

  27. Which type stair is suitable if the space available is 2m × 2m?
    • Dog legged stair
    • Open newel stair
    • Bifurcated stair
    • Spiral stair

  28. __________ Type foundation is suitable where there is possibility of unequal settlement to occur.
    • Grillage foundation
    • Spread footing
    • Pile foundation
    • Raft foundation

  29. Which of the following is three different grade according to BIS?
    • 33, 34 and 35
    • 23, 33 and 43
    • 33, 43 and 53
    • 63, 73 and 83

  30. As per the Rankine’s formula depth of foundation d=
    • p/w{1−sinθ/1−sinθ}2
    • p×w{1−sinθ/1−sinθ}2
    • p+w{1−sinθ/1−sinθ}
    • p/w{1+sinθ/1+sinθ}2
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  31. Which of the following data is necessary for making an estimate?
    • Plan
    • Section
    • Specification
    • All these

  32. Which of the following aspects that are considered in specifying the value of FAR?
    • Type occupancy
    • Type of construction
    • Parking facilities
    • All these

  33. If the circumference of a circle is 44 cm. its area is equal to :
    • 74 cm2
    • 154 cm2
    • 145 cm2
    • 85 cm2

  34. Which stress is formed when the section is subjected to axial pushes?
    • Tensile stresses
    • Compressive stresses
    • Shear stress
    • Plain stresses

  35. A process which is adopted to make the steel soft called :
    • Normalising
    • Annealing
    • Tempering
    • Hardening

  36. The purpose of given heat treatment is :
    • To soften the metal
    • To resist wear
    • To cut miscellaneous metal
    • All of these

  37. A cylindrical magnet has __________ Poles.
    • One pole
    • Two poles
    • Four poles
    • None of these

  38. A constituent which is used for drying paint is known as :
    • A base
    • Drier
    • Vehicle
    • Pigment

  39. For proper lighting, the area of windows in room should not be less than __________ of the floor area.
    • 1/2 th
    • 1/10 th
    • 1/5 th
    • 14/20 th

  40. A course of stone or bricks having a curve similar to that of the arch known as :
    • Voussoirs
    • Arch ring
    • Haunch
    • Depth of arch

  41. The line connecting a view to note is called :
    • Dimension line
    • Projection line
    • Leader
    • Arrowheads

  42. The total internal angle of regular hexagon is __________ degree.
    • 620
    • 600
    • 720
    • 120

  43. ‘Representative Fraction ‘(RF) is defined as :
    • Length of an object in the drawing/Actual length of the object
    • Length of an object in the drawing/Isometric length of the object
    • Actual length of the object/Length of an object in the drawing
    • Isometric length of the object/Length of an object in the drawing

  44. A point ‘P’ is above Horizontal Plane (HP) and in front of Vertical Plane (VP). The point is in :
    • First quadrant
    • Second quadrant
    • Third quadrant
    • Fourth quadrant

  45. The following is not included in title block of drawing sheet :
    • Sheet No.
    • Scale
    • Method of projection
    • Size of sheet

  46. In an aligned system of dimensioning, the dimension may be read from :
    • Bottom or right hand edges
    • Bottom or left hand edges
    • Only from bottom
    • Only from left side

  47. A line with a tapering width can be easily created by using the __________ tool.
    • Circle
    • Eclipse
    • Line
    • Polyline

  48. Which of the following object gives a circular section, when it is cut completely by a section plane (irrespective of the angle of the section plane)?
    • Cylinder
    • Sphere
    • Cone
    • Circular lamina

  49. Comparative scale is a pair of scale having a common :
    • Units
    • Representative fraction
    • Length of scale
    • Least count

  50. The curve generated by a point on the circumference of a circle, which rolls without slipping along outside of another circle is known as :
    • Hypocycloid
    • Epicycloid
    • Cycloid
    • Trochoid

  51. In perspective drawings this is placed between the observer and the object :
    • Vanishing point/horizon
    • Station point
    • Ground line
    • Plane of projection/picture plane
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  52. If the Vertical Trace (V.T) of a line lies 30 mm above reference line (XY), then its position will be :
    • 30 mm in front of V.P
    • 30 mm behind of V.P
    • 30 mm above of H.P
    • 30 mm below of V.P

  53. The size of A0, drawing paper is :
    • 594×841 mm
    • 841×1189 mm
    • 420×594 mm
    • 297×420 mm

  54. Two point perspective is also known as :
    • Two-view perspective
    • Regular perspective
    • Parallel perspective
    • Angular perspective

  55. When a cone is cut by a plane perpendicular to the axis, the curve generated is _________ .
    • Circle
    • Parabola
    • Hyperbola
    • Ellipse

  56. A line is parallel to VP inclined to HP then it has __________ .
    • Both HT and VT
    • No VT only HT
    • VT no HT
    • No VT and HT

  57. A line is perpendicular to HP and parallel to VP its front view is __________ to the XY line.
    • Parallel
    • Perpendicular
    • On the XY line
    • Both Perpendicular and On the XY line

  58. The least count of vernier bevel protractor is __________ .
    • 15'
    • 5''
    • 1°/12

  59. A plug gauge which has its ‘Go’ and ‘No Go’ sizes on the same end is known as :
    • Single ended plug gauge
    • Double ended plug gauge
    • Progressive plug gauge
    • Continuous plug gauge

  60. Drill size for 10 mm reamer is __________ .
    • 9 mm
    • 8.5 mm
    • 9.5 mm
    • 9.75 mm

  61. The size of bench vice is specified by __________ .
    • Weight
    • Width of jaw
    • Length of spindle
    • Length of movable jaw

  62. Roughness value corresponding to N12 roughness grade is __________ .
    • 1.6 micron
    • 25 micron
    • 50 micron
    • 0.1 micron

  63. The angle of BSW thread is __________ .
    • 60°
    • 50°
    • 55°
    • 29°

  64. __________ keys are used when very high torque of impact type to be transmitted in both direction of rotation.
    • Feather
    • Tangential
    • Gibhead
    • Saddle

  65. __________ nuts are used in light duty assembly which require frequent removal of fixing.
    • Hexagonal
    • Castle
    • Wing
    • Square

  66. Lathe beds are made from __________ .
    • Mild steel
    • Wrought Iron
    • Grey cast iron
    • Bronze

  67. Flash back and back fire occurs in __________ welding.
    • Electric arc welding
    • Gas welding
    • Resistance welding
    • TIG welding

  68. The pulley for flat belt is generally made convex and this is called __________ .
    • Buffing
    • Crowning
    • Moulding
    • Polishing

  69. Which one of the following is used for closing a pipeline which has an internal thread?
    • plug
    • reducer
    • cap
    • coupling

  70. The other name of non return valve is :
    • Gate valve
    • Globe valve
    • Needle valve
    • Check valve

  71. In a ‘V’ belt specification, c3048 IS : 2494, 3048 means __________ .
    • The thickness of belt in mm
    • The top width of belt in mm
    • The bottom width of belt in mm
    • Nominal inside length in mm

  72. The sum of two adjacent angles are 1808 then the angles are known as :
    • Complementary angles
    • Acute angles
    • Supplementary angles
    • Obtuse angles

  73. The ratio between perimeter and diameter of a circle is __________ .
    • π
    • Diameter
    • Radius
    • None of these

  74. Hatching lines are drawn at __________ degree to reference line.
    • 30
    • 45
    • 60
    • 90

  75. An angle can be set off and measured with the help of :
    • Plane scale
    • Diagonal scale
    • Comparative scale
    • Scale of chords

  76. In orthographic projections, the rays are assumed to :
    • Diverge from station point
    • Converge from station point
    • Be parallel
    • None of these

  77. If an object lies in third quadrant, its position with respect to reference planes will be :
    • In front of V.P, above H.P
    • Behind V.P, above H.P
    • Behind V.P, below H.P
    • In front of V.P, below H.P

  78. ALU is __________ .
    • Arithmetic Logic Unit
    • Array Logic Unit
    • Application Logic Unit
    • None of these

  79. A word processor would most likely be used to do :
    • keep an account of money spent
    • do a computer search in media center
    • type a biography
    • maintain an inventory

  80. Each excel files is a workbook that contains different sheets. Which of the following can not be a sheet in workbook?
    • Work sheet
    • Chart sheet
    • Module sheet
    • Data sheet

  81. An interpretation of the Constitution of India is based on the spirit of :
    • Preamble
    • Fundamental Rights
    • Directive Principles of State Policy
    • Federal System

  82. Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for co-operation between states (Inter-State Council)?
    • Article 370
    • Article 300
    • Article 263
    • Article 111

  83. According to UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) ‘World Happiness Report 2017’, which of the following country is the “World’s Happiest Country”?
    • Burundi
    • Norway
    • Australia
    • Switzerland

  84. Which Indian Prime Minister inaugurated the Kudumbashree (women empowerment and poverty eradication program) project at Malappuram?
    • Manmohan Singh
    • P.V. Narasimha Rao
    • Deve Gowda
    • Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  85. ‘Brahmavidya Panchakam’ is a Sanskrit work of __________ .
    • Sree Sankaracharya
    • Sree Narayana Guru
    • Chattambi Swamikal
    • Brahmananda Sivayogi

  86. Which socio-political activist in Kerala was known as ‘Mithavadi’?
    • C. Sankaran
    • K.P. Kesava Menon
    • C. Krishnan
    • C. Kesavan

  87. To ameliorate the conditions of the urban slum dwellers living below the poverty line without adequate shelter, the Central Government (2001) launched the housing scheme :
    • VAMBAY
    • PMAY
    • PMJDY
    • IAY

  88. “The Directive Principles of State Policy” is just like a cheque on bank payable at the convenience of the bank - who made this remark?
    • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
    • N.G. Ranga
    • Jawaharlal Nehru
    • Prof. K.T. Shah

  89. Which of the following work is ‘not’ related to Kumaran Ashan?
    • Vanamaala
    • Pushpavaadi
    • Veena Poovu
    • Vishukkani

  90. Which of the following is the translation of ‘The Slayer Slain’?
    • Khadaka Vadham
    • Indilekha
    • Saarada
    • Dharmaraja

  91. The drama written by Satheesh. K. Satheesh based on the novel ‘The God of Small Things’ :
    • Kochu Swapnagalude Thampuran
    • Rose Mary Prayanirunnathu
    • Ilakal Manja Pookkal Pacha
    • Kanjana Kood

  92. “Atmakatha”, which won the 2011 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (Autobiography), was written by :
    • T.N. Gopakumar
    • K.R. Gowri Amma
    • Arya Pallam
    • Lalithambika Antharjanam

  93. The ‘Maharaja’s Free School’, founded by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal in 1834 with Mr. John Roberts, was the beginning of :
    • Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam
    • University College, Thiruvananthapuram
    • Government College, Attingal
    • CMS College, Kottayam

  94. Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, Master of classical Sanskrit theatrical form Koodiyattam, received Padma Bhushan in :
    • 1982
    • 1992
    • 2003
    • 2002

  95. Which of the following statement is/are ‘not correct’ about Aadhar Card (UID)?
    • The UID number has 12 digits
    • The UID is alphanumeric
    • Represents biometric and demographic data
    • UIDAI is a statutory authority

  96. ‘Nellikkampetti Game Sanctuary’ was the old name of :
    • Parambikkulum Tiger Reserve
    • Silent Valley National Park
    • Periyar Tiger Reserve
    • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

  97. What is the relation between “Buceros bicornis” and Kerala State?
    • A common Mosquito visible in Kerala
    • A common bird visible all over Kerala
    • Kerala’s State Bird
    • A backwater fish

  98. Theresa May, second women Prime Minister of Britain, belongs to which political party?
    • Conservative Party
    • Democratic Party
    • Labour Party
    • Republican Party

  99. Kerala Kaumudi, the popular Malayalam newspaper, founded in 1911 by :
    • K.P. Kesava Menon
    • M.C. Varghese
    • T.K. Madhavan
    • C.V. Kunhuraman

  100. Which was the capital of Thiru-Kochi or United State of Travancore and Cochin (1949-56)?
    • Thrissur
    • Padmanabhapuram
    • Thrippunithura
    • Trivandrum

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