Kerala PSC Previous Years Question Paper & Answer

Question Code : A


Below are the scanned copy of Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) Question Paper with answer keys of Exam Name 'ARCHITECTURAL HEAD DRAFTSMAN KERALA STATE HOUSING BOARD' And exam conducted in the year 2014. And Question paper code was '045/2014'. Medium of question paper was in Malayalam or English . Booklet Alphacode was 'A'. Answer keys are given at the bottom, but we suggest you to try answering the questions yourself and compare the key along wih to check your performance. Because we would like you to do and practice by yourself.

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Excerpt of Question Code: 045/2014







If the date of receiving and opening of tenders comes out to be a holiday :
(4) The next working day will become to date of receiving or opening of tenders
(B) The same day would only be considered
(C) The previous day becomes the date of receiving or opening of tenders
(D) The Tender becomes cancelled

All assembly buildings, whether existing or hereafter proposed, shall be classified in one of
the following occupancies according to the use or character of occupancy, namely :

(ಯ) Group A (B) GroupB

(C) GroupC D) GroupD

The Council Of Architecture (COA) constituted by the Government of India under the
provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India, which came into
force on :

(ക 1= October, 1972 (B) 1 September, 1972

യ 1% July, 1972 (0) 196 ‏رت‎ 1972

This is the most common type; it is mainly used where you have strong soil base and non-
walerlogged areas. Most small buildings of just a floor are constructed with this type of
foundation :

(ക) Strip foundation 8) Pad foundation

(0 Raft foundation (2) Pile foundation

The low artificially built part of a structure which transmits the load of the structure to the
ground is called :

(4) Super structure (8) Lintel

(C) Foundation (D) Column

When two slopes of a roof meeting at a ridge and two walls extend up to the ridge, the roof i
called : 3

(ക) Gambrel roof (8) Hip roof

(C) Mansard roof (D) Gable roof
A roof is designated as pitch roof if its slope is more than :

(A) 10 degrees (B) 15 degrees

(©) 30 degrees (D) 45 degrees

When a wall of a structure bears the weight and force resting upon it, conducting the vertical
load from the upper structure to the foundation is called ;

(ക) ‏تتصيام‎ (B) Beams

(2 Load bearing wall (D) Retaining wall

In traditionally constructed roofs, a double roof is a roof whose rafters are of such a length
that they require an intermediate support. This support is usually a beam which is secured
under the rafters at a point half way between the ridge and the wallplate. This beam is
known as :

(A) Rafters (B) Purlin

(C) Strut യ Joist

45/2014 4 A

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