Kerala PSC Previous Years Question Paper & Answer

Title : Architectural Head Draftsman - Kerala State Housing Board - Cat.No: 140/2019
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 - Cat.No: 140/2019 ' And exam conducted in the year 2021. And Question paper code was '076/2021'. 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: 076/2021











Choose the correct sentences which denotes the characteristics of two way slab.
1. Concrete slab supported by four sides

2. Load carried by the support along both directions

3. Ratio of longer span (1) to shorter span (b) is greater than 2

4. Used in multistorey buildings

‎B) 2,4 C) 2,3 0) 1,3,4‏ 4ھ

‎Choose which type of materials used for steep-slope roof coverings (slope greater than 3: 12).
1. Metal Panels and Shingles

‎2. Asphalt, Wood and Synthetic Shingles

‎3. Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF)

‎4. Clay and Concrete Tile

‎B) 2,4 C) 2,3 0) 1,3,4‏ 4ھ

‎A vertical diaphragm acting as a thin, deep cantilever beam in transferring lateral load to the
foundation is

‎A) Pneumatic structure B) Shell

‎C) Membrane D) Shear wall

‎The ingredient to be added to produce aerated cement concrete, is

‎A) Aluminium B) Calcium chloride 0) Gypsum D) Sulphur
The cause of short column effect, during seismic occurrence, is due to

‎A) Centralized rupture of column B) Tearing of reinforcement bars
C) Buckling of column D) Stress concentration

‎Method to improve bearing capacity soil as per the site condition

‎A) By increasing width of foundation B) By compacting the soil

‎C) By draining the soil D) All of the above

‎Raft foundation is used when

‎A) Poor ground condition

‎B) To distribute heavy concentrated load over large area
C) Where there is possibility of unequal settlement

‎D) All of the above

‎Ponding is associated with
A) RC column B) Steel column C) RC slab D) Steel truss

‎As per National Building Code, the slope of ramps for pedestrian access shall not be greater
A) 1:10 B) 1:8 C) 1:12 D) 1:15

‎. Toothing is a construction technique used in

‎A) Wood construction B) Steel construction
C) Reinforced cement concrete construction D) Brick masonry


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