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 'ASSISTANT PROJECT ENGINEER KLDC LTD' And exam conducted in the year 2015. And Question paper code was '142/2015'. 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: 142/2015

Maximum : 100 marks

Time : 1 hour and 15 minutes

Black cotton soils have :
(A) - High Plasticity (B) Low plasticity
(C) Good shear strength (D) Highly incompressible

The term ‘Drift’ in soil formation relates to :
(4) Deposits made by glaciers
(8) Deposits formed by melting of glaciers
(C) Lateral movement of soil
(D) Fissures formed in lateritic rocks

Degree of saturation of soil refers to : _
(^) Ratio of the volume of voids to the volume ग soil
(B) Ratio of the volume of water to the volume of voids
(©) Ratio of the volume of water to the volume of soil
(D) Ratio of weight of water to the weight of solids

70% ೩ soil with specific gravity 2.6 and dry unit weight of 20 KN/m® (unit weight of
water = 10 KN/m®) the void ratio will be :

@ 0.7 @) 0.52

(0) 0.769 (2) 0.8

If 60% of a soil sample is finer than 0.06 mm and 10% of it is finer than 0.004 mm, its
uniformity coefficient will be :

(ಹ) 0.0667 (8) 5
© 15 (D) 4
- A soil with a consistency index of zero indicates that :
(മ Soil is at the liquid limit (B) Soil attained its plastic limit
(೮) Soil is hard (D) Soil has good shear strength

If the effective grain size of a soil is 0.2 mm and Allen Hazen’s C is 15, its coefficient of
permeability is :

(ക) 0.30 mm/sec (8) 0.60 mm/sec

(C) 0.3 cm/sec (D) 0.6 cm/sec


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