Kerala PSC Previous Years Question Paper & Answer

Title : Tech Officer (Civil) and Assistant Engineer (Civil)
Question Code : A


Below are the scanned copy of Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) Question Paper with answer keys of Exam Name ' Tech Officer (Civil) and Assistant Engineer (Civil)' And exam conducted in the year 2020. And Question paper code was '010/2020'. 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.

page: 8 out of 14
Excerpt of Question Code: 010/2020










Mention the last stage in sludge treatment process :
(^) thickening (B) dewatering
(ಲ) drying (D) digestion

The organic loading in an activated sludge plant is defined as :
(A) Volume of aeration tank/Mass of BOD per day
(B) Mass of BOD per day/Volume of the aeration tank
(C) Aeration period x Volume of aeration tank
(D) The mass of BOD per day/Volume of secondary clarifier

The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act was enacted in the year :

(^) 1991 ൫) 2000
(0 1974 യ) 1981
The maximum area of tension reinforcement in concrete beams shall not exceed :
മ) 0.15% ற 2%
(ಲ) 1% നയ) 15%
Cantilever retaining walls can safely be used for a height not more than :
வ க (B) 5m
(¢ 6m D) 8m

Prestressloss due to friction oceurs:
(A) Only in post-tensioned beams
(B) Only in pre-tensioned beams
)© Inboth post-tensioned and pre-tensioned beams
(D) None of above

To ensure uniform pressure distribution, the thickness of the foundation, is :
(A) Kept uniform throughout
(B) Increased gradually towards the edge
(C) Decreased gradually towards the edge
(D) Kept zero at the edge

The minimum clear cover for R.C.C. columns shall be :
(ಯ) Greater of 40 mm or diameter of bars
(B) Smaller of 40 mm or diameter of bars
(C) Greater of 25 mm or diameter of bars
(D) Smaller of 25 mm or diameter of bars

In a simply supported slab, alternate bars are curtailed at :
(ಯ) 1/4 of the span (B) 1/5% of the span
(ಲ) 1/7th of the span (D) 1/6 of the span

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