### Civil Engineering - Estimating and Costing MCQs Part 2

1. For 100 sq. m cement concrete (1 : 2: 4) 4 cm thick floor, the quantity of cement required, is

A.
0.90 m3
B.
0.94 m3
C.
0.98 m3
D.
1.00 m3

Answer Option B

2. For the construction of buildings, the subheads of the estimate are

A.
Earthwork, Concrete work, Brick work
B.
Brickwork, Stone work, Roofing
C.
Brickwork Flooring, Wood work, Steel work
D.
Plastering or pointing, finishing, water supply and sanitary work
E.
All the above.

Answer Option E

3. The measurement is made for stone work in square metre in case of

A.
Wall facing
B.
Columns, lintels, copings
C.
Building work
D.
Dressed stones in Chajjas
E.
(a) and (d) of the above.

Answer Option E

4. The 'centre line method' is specially adopted for estimating

A.
Circular buildings
B.
Hexagonal buildings
C.
Octagonal buildings
D.
Other geometrical shaped buildings
E.
All the above.

Answer Option E

5. The value of 'A' of Indian type W.C. shown in the given figure is :

A.
25 cm
B.
30 cm
C.
40 cm
D.
45 cm

Answer Option B

6. Referring of given figure, pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. The total length of centre line of four walls is 20 m
B. Length of long wall out-to-out is 6.80 m
C. Length of short walls in-to-in is 3.20 m
D. All the above.

Answer Option D

7. Size, capacity and materials need be specified for

A. Bib-cocks
B. Stop-cocks
C. Ferrules
D. Ball valves
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

8. A cement concrete road is 1000 m long, 8 m wide and 15 cm thick over the sub-base of 10 cm thick gravel. The box cutting in road crust is

A. 500 m3
B. 1000 m3
C. 1500 m3
D. 2000 m3

Answer Option C

9. The expected out turn for earth work in excavation in ordinary soil per mazdoor per day is

A. 1.00 cubic meter
B. 2.00 cubic meter
C. 3.00 cubic meter
D. 4.00 cubic meter

Answer Option C

10. Anti-siphonage pipe is connected to

A. Main soil pipe
B. Bottom of P trap W.C.
C. Top of P trap W.C.
D. Side of water closet.

Answer Option C

11. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

A. The built up covered area at the floor level of any storey of a building is called plinth area
B. The usable covered area of the rooms of any storey of a building is called carpet area
C. The carpet area of a building along with area of its kitchen, pantry, store, lavatory, bath room and glazed verandah, is called floor area
D. None of these.

Answer Option D

12. Carpet area does not include the area of

A. the walls along with doors and other openings
B. verandah, corridor and passage
C. bath room and lavatory
D. kitchen and pantry
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

13. The trap which is provided to disconnect the house drain from the street sewer is called

A. Master trap
B. Intercepting trap
C. Interception manhole
D. Intercepterchamber
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

14. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

A. Lead is the average horizontal straight distance between the borrow pit and the place of spreading soil
B. The lead is calculated for each block of the excavated area
C. The unit of lead is 50 m for a distance upto 500 m
D. The unit of lead is 1 km where the lead exceeds 2 km.

Answer Option D

15. Pick up the correct statement regarding the centre line method of estimating a building

A. Product of the centre line of the walls and area of cross-section of any item, gives total quantity of the item
B. The centre line is worked out separately for different sections of walls of a building
C. The centre line length is reduced by half the layer of main wall joining the partition wall
D. All the above.

Answer Option D

16. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. Pointing is measured in sq.m
B. Plastering is measured in sq.m
C. Glazing is measured in sq.m
D. Striking is measured in sq.m
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

17. The expected out turn of half brick partition wall per mason per day is

A. 1.5 m3
B. 2.0 m3
C. 4.0 m2
D. 5.0 m2

Answer Option B

18. If B is the width of formation, d is the height of the embankment, side slope S : 1, for a highway with no transverse slope, the area of cross-section is

A. B + d + Sd
B. Bd + Sd2
C. B x d - Sd1/2
D. (Bd + Sd2)

Answer Option B

19. The floor area includes the area of the balcony up to

A. 100%
B. 75%
C. 50%
D. 25%

Answer Option C

20. The cross-section of a road partly in banking and partly in cutting is shown in the given figure. The area of the shaded portion is

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer Option A

21. According to Indian Standards Institute, the actual size of modular bricks is

A. 23 cm x 11.5 cm x 7.5 cm
B. 25 cm x 13 cm x 7.5 cm
C. 19 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm
D. 20 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm

Answer Option C

22. While estimating the qualities for the construction of a building, the correct metric unit is

A. Metre for length
B. Cubic metre for area
C. Square metres for volume
D. Kilogram for weight
E. Litre for capacity

Answer Option E

23. The slope of the oultet of 'P trap' below the horizontal is kept

A. 8°
B. 10°
C. 12°
D. 14°

Answer Option D

24. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. In a gully trap, a water seal of 6 to 7.5 cm is provided
B. The gully trap collects waste water from the kitchen, sink, wash basins, etc.
C. The gully trap disconnects the sullage drain from the main drainage system
D. The grating provided over gully traps is 23 cm square.

Answer Option B

25. The unit of measurement is per quintal for the following:

A. Collapsible gates with rails
B. Rolling shutters
C. Expanded metal wire netting
D. M.S. reinforcement of R.C.C. works.

Answer Option D

26. Due to change in price level, a revised estimate is prepared if the sanctioned estimate exceeds

A. 2.0%
B. 2.5%
C. 4.0%
D. 5.0%

Answer Option D

27. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. The incidental expenses of a miscellaneous character which could not be predicted during preparation of the estimate, is called contingencies
B. Additional supervising staff engaged at work site, is called work charged establishment
C. Detailed specifications specify qualities, quantities and the proportions of materials to be used for a particular item
D. The cost per unit at which the article can be procured, from the open market at a given time, is called 'market rate'
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

28. The expected out turn of brick work in cement mortar in foundation and plinth per mason per day, is

A. 1.00 m3
B. 1.25 m3
C. 1.50 m3
D. 1.75 m3

Answer Option B

29. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. If the bed level is above N.S.L. the canal is called fully in baking and the berms are designed as 3 d where d is full supply depth of water (F.S.D.)
B. Area of canal in cutting = BD + Sd2 where B = bed width, d = depth of cutting and S is the side slope
C. Area of the bank of canal = B1d1 + Sd2 where B1, d1 and S are the width of bank, height of the bank above N.S.L. and side slope respectively
D. If F.S.L. is above N.S.L the canal is called partly in cutting and partly in filling and berms are designed as 2d where d is full supply depth
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

30. The following item of earth work is not measured separately.

A. Setting out of works
B. Site clearence
C. dead men
D. Steps in deep exavaction
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

31. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. In order to check up the average depth of excavation, 'Dead mans' are left at the mid-widths of borrow pits
B. The earthwork calculation in excavation is made from the difference in levels obtained with a level
C. The earth work in excavation to form the road embankment includes the formation of correct profile and depositing the soil in layers
D. All the above.

Answer Option D

32. The ground surface slopes 1 in 50 along a proposed railway embankment 150 m in length. The height of the embankment at zero chainage is 0.5 m, the width is 11 m and side slopes 2:1. If the falling gradient of the embankment is 1 in 150, the quantity of the earthwork calculated by prismoidal formula, is

A. 3250 m3
B. 3225 m3
C. 3275 m3
D. 3300 m3

Answer Option B

33. The diameter of a domestic sewer pipe laid at gradient 1 in 100 is recommended

A. 100 mm
B. 150 mm
C. 200 mm
D. 175 mm

Answer Option B

34. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. Bricks are paid per thousand
B. Cement is paid per 50 kg bag
C. Lime is paid per quintal
D. Brick aggregates is paid per cum
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

35. The weight of an item is measured correct to nearest

A. 0.25 kg
B. 0.50 kg
C. 0.75 kg
D. 1.00 kg
E. 5 kg

Answer Option D

36. The rate of payment is made for 100 cu m (per % cu m) in case of

A. Earth work in excavation
B. Rock cutting
C. Excavation in trenches for foundation
D. Earth work in filling the plinth
E. all the above.

Answer Option E

37. The cost of the earthwork in excavation for the surface drain of cross-section shown in the given figure for a total length of 5 metres @ Rs. 450% cum, is

A. Rs. 400
B. Rs. 425
C. Rs. 450
D. Rs. 500

Answer Option C

38. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

A. No deduction is made for the volume occupied by reinforement
B. No deduction is made for the openings upto 0.1 sq.m
C. No deduction is made for volumes occupied by pipes, not exceeding 100 sq.cm in cross-section
D. No deductions are made for the ends of dissimilar structures up to 500 sq.cm cross-sectional area
E. None of these.

Answer Option E

39. The measurement is made in square metre in case of

A. Cement concrete in foundation
B. R.C.C. structure
C. Hollow concrete block wall
D. Concrete fencing posts
E. None of these.

Answer Option E

40. Berms are provided in canals if these are

A. fully in excavation
B. partly in excavtion and partly in embankment
C. fully in embankment
D. All the above.

Answer Option B

41. The brick work is not measured in cu m in case of

A. One or more than one brick wall
B. Brick work in arches
C. Reinforced brick work
D. Half brick wall.

Answer Option D

42. The cross-sectional area of the embankment of a canal fully in embankment in the given figure is

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer Option C

43. The value of 'B' of Indian type W.C. shown in the given figure is :

A. 45 cm
B. 50 cm
C. 30 cm
D. 25 cm

Answer Option A

44. The rate of an item of work depends on

A. Specifications of works
B. Specifications of materials
C. Proportion of mortar
D. Method of construction
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

45. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. All pipes and fittings are classified according to their diameters
B. The diameter of the pipes is the nominal diameter of internal bore
C. All pipes are measured along the centre line of the pipes in metres
D. Lead caulked joints are enumerated separately
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

6. Referring of given figure, pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. The total length of centre line of four walls is 20 m
B. Length of long wall out-to-out is 6.80 m
C. Length of short walls in-to-in is 3.20 m
D. All the above.

Answer Option D

7. Size, capacity and materials need be specified for

A. Bib-cocks
B. Stop-cocks
C. Ferrules
D. Ball valves
E. All the above.

Answer Option E

8. A cement concrete road is 1000 m long, 8 m wide and 15 cm thick over the sub-base of 10 cm thick gravel. The box cutting in road crust is

A. 500 m3
B. 1000 m3
C. 1500 m3
D. 2000 m3

Answer Option C

9. The expected out turn for earth work in excavation in ordinary soil per mazdoor per day is

A. 1.00 cubic meter
B. 2.00 cubic meter
C. 3.00 cubic meter
D. 4.00 cubic meter

Answer Option C

10. Anti-siphonage pipe is connected to

A. Main soil pipe
B. Bottom of P trap W.C.
C. Top of P trap W.C.
D. Side of water closet.

Answer Option C