Civil Engineering/Railway Engineering MCQ Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
52 kg rails are mostly used in

1.narrow gauge

2.broad gauge

3. metre gaue

4.both a and b


Question:
60 R rails are used in

1.narrow gauge

2.metre gauge

3.broad gauge

4. in all the above


Question:
A CST-9 sleeper is

1.box sleeper

2.pot sleeper

3.plate sleeper

4.combination of all the above


Question:
A mono-block sleeper has

1. trapezoidal section

2.semi-circular section

3.square section

4.rectangular section


Question:
Arrangement made to divert the trains from one track to another is known as

1.railway junction

2.railway crossing

3. railway point

4.turnout


Question:
At a rail joint, the ends of adjoining rails, are connected with a pair of fish plates and

1. 2 fish bolts

2. 4 fish bolts

3.8 fish bolts

4.12 fish bolts


Question:
At road and rail level crossing, road should be straight at least for

1.20 m

2.30 m

3.40 m

4.50 m


Question:
At Sonepur in North-East Railways, length of platform is



1.520 m

2.666 m

3.736 m

4.936 m


Question:
Charles Vignoles invented the flat footed rails in

1.1814

2.1824

3.1836

4.1846


Question:
Cotters are used to fix

1.fish plates

2. tie bars to cast iron sleepers

3. bearing plate to sleeper

4.rail to sleeper


Question:
Fish bolts are made from

1. high carbon steel

2.wrought iron

3.mild steel

4.All of the above


Question:
Fish plates should be designed for

1. vertical force

2.longitudinal forces

3.horizontal forces

4. All of the above


Question:
Gauge is the distance between

1.outer faces of rails

2.center to centre of rails

3. running faces of rails

4. none of these


Question:
Gauge of a permanent way is

1.width of formation

2. distance between centres of rails

3.minimum distance between outer faces of rails

4.minimum distance between running faces of rails


Question:
Heaviest sleeper is

1.Cast iron sleeper

2.Concrete sleeper

3.Steel sleeper

4.Wooden sleeper


Question:
Heel of crossing is the line joining

1.throat and actual nose of crossing

2.ends of wing rails

3. ends of lead rails butting the crossing

4.ends of splice rail and point rail


Question:
In automatic block system when a train is in a block it puts the danger signal till the train moves over

1. one more block

2.two more signals

3.that block

4.none of the above


Question:
In India, metre guage permanent way was adopted in

1.1855

2.1866

3.1871

4.1874


Question:
In Indian Railways highly used sleeper is

1.wooden sleeper

2.cast iron sleeper

3.concrete sleeper

4.steel sleeper


Question:
In Indian Railways ruling gradient on plains is

1.1 in 100 to 1 in 150

2. 1 in 150 to 1 in 200

3.1 in 200 to 1 in 300

4.1 in 300 to 1 in 400


Question:
In urban and suburban stations with heavy traffic, the type of signals preferred are

1.colour light signals

2.circular hands with bands

3.warner signals

4.semaphore type


Question:
Indian Railways are provided with _____ of track with steel sleepers.

1. 20%

2.30%

3.40%

4.60%


Question:
Indian Railways has been divided into

1.10 zone

2.12 zone

3.18 zones

4.19 zone


Question:
Life of steel sleepers is

1.20 to 30 years

2.30 to 40 years

3.40 to 50 years

4.50 to 60 years


Question:
Maximum cant deficiency prescribed on Indian Board Gauge Railways, is

1.25 mm

2.40 mm

3.50 mm

4.100 mm


Question:
Maximum degree of curve permitted in Indian Railways in broad gauge is

1. 5°

2.10°

3. 15°

4. 25°


Question:
Metal sleepers are superior to wooden sleepers with respect to

1. life

2.track circuiting

3.cost

4.fastening


Question:
minimum distance between running faces of rails

1.to support rails

2. to distribution load from the rails to ballast

3.to hold rails at correct gauge

4.all the above


Question:
Non-corrosive material applied to rails consist of

1.red oxide + zinc chlorite + bituminous emulsion

2.red oxide + aluminium coat

3.red oxide + zinc chromate coat

4.red oxide coat


Question:
On Indian Railways, number of a crossing is defined as

1. tangent of angle of crossing

2. contangent of angle of crossing

3.consine of angle of crossing

4. sine of angle of crossing


Question:
Pandrol clips cannot be used with

1.CST-9 sleepers

2.steel through sleepers

3.concrete sleepers

4.wooden sleepers


Question:
Rail joint supported on a single sleeper, is known as

1.bridge rail joint

2.supported rail joint

3. square rail joint

4.suspended rail joint


Question:
Rail section first designed on Indian railways was

1. bull headed

2.flat footed

3.double headed

4.a and b simultaneously


Question:
Rail section is generally designated by its

1.area of its cross section

2.weight per metre length

3. total length

4. total weight


Question:
Staggered rail joints are generally provided

1. in tunnels

2. on bridges

3.on tangents

4.on curves


Question:
Standard size of wooden sleeper on broad gauge is

1.1520 x 150 x 100 mm

2. 1830 x 150 x 100 mm

3.1830 x 200 x 110 mm

4. 2740 x 250 x 130 mm


Question:
Steel sleepers are

1. 6mm thick steel sheets with ends bent up

2. 6 mm thick sheets with ends bent down

3.hollow circular pipes

4. rectangular cross section throughout


Question:
The best wood for sleeper is

1. teak

2.sal

3.chir

4.deodar


Question:
The composite sleeper index determines the suitability of

1.concrete sleepers

2. cast iron sleepers

3.wooden sleepers

4.steel sleepers


Question:
The composite sleeper index is the index of

1. strength and hardness

2.strength and toughness

3.hardness and wear resistance

4. toughness and wear resistance


Question:
The device used to move wagons side way from one track to another track is

1. traverse

2.buffer stop

3.turntable

4.triangle


Question:
The ends of rail getting bent down due to wheel load is known as

1.Hogged rails

2.Buckling

3.Coning

4.Tilting


Question:
The first train in India was run between

1.Mumbai to Ahmedabad

2.Mumbai to Thana

3.Chennai to Vijaywada

4.Delhi to Kolkata


Question:
The first train in India was run in the year

1.1825

2.1833

3.1853

4.1857


Question:
The height of platform above the rails in narrow gauge station should be

1.0.23 m to 0.41 m

2.0.31 m to 0.41 m

3.0.51 m to 0.60 m

4.0.76 m to 0.84 m


Question:
The joint generally used in Indian Railways is

1.bridge joint

2.semi supported joint

3.suspended joint

4.supported joint


Question:
The joint that cause greater incidence of rail end batter is

1. bridge joint

2.supported joint

3.semi-supported joint

4.suspended joint


Question:
The longitudinal movement of the rails in a track is known as

1. buckling

2.creeping

3.hogging

4.tilting


Question:
The main function of a fish plate is

1. to allow rail to expand and contract freely

2. to join rails with the sleeper

3. to join the two rails together

4.none of the above


Question:
The minimum value of flange way clearance recommended is

1.50 mm

2.60 mm

3. 70 mm

4. 80 mm


Question:
The most widely used gauge in the world is

1. Broad gauge

2.Metre gauge

3.Narrow gauge

4.Standard gauge


Question:
The rail is designated by its

1.cross section

2.weight per unit length

3.length

4.weight


Question:
The rail section, nowadays, used in India is

1.Flat footed

2.Bull headed

3.Double headed

4. I-section


Question:
The sleeper in the form of two bowls placed under each rail and connected by a tie bar is known as

1. box sleeper

2.plate sleeper

3. pot sleeper

4. none of the above


Question:
The sleeper which has excellent ability to absorb shock is

1.Concrete sleeper

2.Cast iron sleeper

3.Steel sleeper

4.Wooden sleeper


Question:
The sleepers which satisfy the requirements of an ideal sleeper are

1. Steel sleepers

2.Wooden sleepers

3.R.C.C. Sleepers

4.Cast iron sleepers


Question:
The station consisting of a block hut only and having home and warner signals is classified as

1. A class station

2.B class station

3.C class station

4.D class station


Question:
The stations which are provided to facilitate overtaking of trains are known as

1.flag stations

2.crossing stations

3.way side stations

4.All of the above


Question:
The stations which do not have any signal are known as

1.A class stations

2.B class stations

3.Terminal stations

4.Crossing stations


Question:
The system in which position of trains and signals are displayed and controlled is known as

1. automatic block system

2.automatic train control system

3.absolute block system

4.centralized traffic control system


Question:
The yard for reception, sorting and reforming of goods trains is known as

1.Marshalling yard

2.Goods yard

3.Locomotive yard

4. All of the above


Question:
The yard used for cleaning, repairing, servicing, watering, etc., is known as

1. locomotive yard

2.goods yard

3.marshalling yard

4.none of the above


Question:
Two important constituents in the composition of steel used for rail are

1.carbon and sulphur

2. carbon and manganese

3.carbon and silicon

4.manganese and phosphorous


Question:
Two important constituents in the composition of steel used for rail are

1.carbon and sulphur

2. carbon and manganese

3.carbon and silicon

4.manganese and phosphorous


Question:
Type of switch rails generally adopted for modern track is

1. loose heel switch

2.straight switch

3. curved switch

4.bent switch


Question:
Which one of the following is not a type of crossing used in railways?

1. square crossing

2.spring crossing

3.ramped crossing

4. rectangular crossing


Question:
Which one of the following is not used to fix rails to wooden sleepers?

1.Screw spikes

2.Dog spikes

3.Fish bolt

4.Round spike


Question:
Which one of the following is the duty of daily maintainance gang?

1.check the fastenings and fixtures

2. maintain points and crossing

3.maintain drainage

4.maintain track alignment


Question:
Which one of the following is the interlocking system used in railway signalling?

1.Mechanical system

2.Key system

3.Electrical system

4.Electronic system


Question:
World's narrowest gauge is

1.610 mm

2.762 mm

3.924 mm

4.1000 mm


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