BEL Basic subject on civil engineering subject on interview and GD

BEL Basic subject on civil engineering subject on interview and GD,Civil engineering objective  type questions with answers

  • Define civil engineering?
    Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it was defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering.

    Draw the stress-strain curves of mild steel?

    Define duty and delta?

    Difference between pre-tensioning and post-tensioning?


  • What is camber?

    Camber may refer to a variety of curvatures and angles:

    Camber (aerodynamics), the asymmetry between the top and bottom curves of an aerofoil

    Cant (road/rail), the convex curvature of a road surface in road construction

    Camber beam, an upward curvature of a joist to compensate for load deflection due in buildings

  • What is the role of a plate girder in a railway bridge?
  • What is piping failure?
  • How many express ways are there in India?
  • How can you measure the amount of rainfall?
  • What are the diffent types of pile foundation?
  • Types of piles based on the mechanism of Load Transfer:

    End/Point Bearing Piles, Friction Piles, Friction cum end bearing pile

    Classification of Piles according to the Method of Installation of piles : Driven or displacement piles, Driven or displacement pile

    Classification of Piles according to Materials : Timber piles, Steel piles, Concrete Piles , Composite piles

  • What is quick sand?
  • What kind of foundations do you use for flyovers?
  • How is the theodolite levelled?
  • What is the difference between bitumen and tar?
  • Which is commonly used – tar or bitumen? Why?
  • What is N-value? 
  • What is hydraulic jump?
  • What is Reynolds’s number?
  • What is differential settlement?
  • Differentiate between BOD and COD.
  • Which is better – Tiled roof or Terraced roof?
  • What does 20 stand for in M20-mix concrete?
  • Give the standard lengths of chains used for surveying?
  • Define angularity number and give its practical applications?
  • What is cutback bitumen?
  • Define duty and delta.
  • Differentiate between pre-tensioning and post-tensioning.
  • What is total energy line?
  • What is the difference between hollow bricks and ordinary bricks?
  • Name the different types of retaining wall.
  • What is leap-frog trigonometric levelling?
  • What are the dimensions of a standard brick?
  • Differentiate between English bond and Flemish bond.
  • What are AADT, AASHO and ASCE?
  • What does IRC stand for?
  • Which instrument is used for measuring unevenness in a road?
  • What is a benchmark? What are the different types of benchmarks?
  • Expand PERT? How is it different from CPM and GANTT?
  • What are the common earth-moving equipment?
  • How is under-water concreting carried out?
  • On what basis are the foundations classified as shallow and deep?

    • For construction purpose which of the following is preferred – a pre-cast pile or a cast-in-suite pile?

    • What is pre-stressed concrete?

    • What are the ingredients of pre-stressed concrete?

    • What does the 53 stand for in 53-grade cement?

    • What type of foundation would you prefer for a multistoried building? Support your answer with reasons.

    • What are machine foundations?

    • How does machine foundations differ in construction from an ordinary foundation?

    • What are the requirements of an ideal machine foundation?

    • What are the advantages of pre-cast piles?


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