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QUESTION: 1

**Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each.**

**Q.**

A student is required to demonstrate a high level of __comprehension__ of the subject, especially in the

social sciences.

The word closest in meaning to __comprehension__ is

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QUESTION: 2

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following

sentence.

One of his biggest ______ was his ability to forgive.

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QUESTION: 3

Rajan was not happy that Sajan decided to do the project on his own. On observing his

unhappiness, Sajan explained to Rajan that he preferred to work independently.

Which one of the statements below is logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentences?

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QUESTION: 4

If y = 5x^{2} + 3, then the tangent at x = 0, y = 3

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QUESTION: 5

A foundry has a fixed daily cost of Rs 50,000 whenever it operates and a variable cost of Rs 800Q,

where Q is the daily production in tonnes. What is the cost of production in Rs per tonne for a daily

production of 100 tonnes?

**Important : you should answer only the numeric value**

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QUESTION: 6

**Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.**

Find the odd one in the following group: ALRVX, EPVZB, ITZDF, OYEIK

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QUESTION: 7

Anuj, Bhola, Chandan, Dilip, Eswar and Faisal live on different floors in a six-storeyed building

(the ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it 2, and so on). Anuj lives on an even-numbered

floor. Bhola does not live on an odd numbered floor. Chandan does not live on any of the floors

below Faisal’s floor. Dilip does not live on floor number 2. Eswar does not live on a floor

immediately above or immediately below Bhola. Faisal lives three floors above Dilip. Which of the

following floor-person combinations is correct?

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QUESTION: 8

The smallest angle of a triangle is equal to two thirds of the smallest angle of a quadrilateral. The

ratio between the angles of the quadrilateral is 3:4:5:6. The largest angle of the triangle is twice its

smallest angle. What is the sum, in degrees, of the second largest angle of the triangle and the

largest angle of the quadrilateral?

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QUESTION: 9

One percent of the people of country X are taller than 6 ft. Two percent of the people of country Y

are taller than 6 ft. There are thrice as many people in country X as in country Y. Taking both

countries together, what is the percentage of people taller than 6 ft?

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QUESTION: 10

The monthly rainfall chart based on 50 years of rainfall in Agra is shown in the following figure.

Which of the following are true? (k percentile is the value such that k percent of the data fall below

that value)

(i) On average, it rains more in July than in December

(ii) Every year, the amount of rainfall in August is more than that in January

(iii) July rainfall can be estimated with better confidence than February rainfall

(iv) In August, there is at least 500 mm of rainfall

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QUESTION: 11

**Q. 1 – Q. 25 carry one mark each.**

**Q.**

Toothing is a construction technique used in

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QUESTION: 12

‘Skeleton and Skin’ concept in building design and construction evolved during the

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QUESTION: 13

As per the IRC standards, the minimum width (in m) of a two lane urban carriageway without a raised kerb is

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QUESTION: 14

Pritzker Architecture Prize 2013 has been awarded to

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QUESTION: 15

Hip roof is formed by surfaces sloping in

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QUESTION: 16

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan has been designed by

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QUESTION: 17

In AutoCAD, the maximum number of points which can be snapped in a circle using OSNAP command is

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QUESTION: 18

Development authorities in India are established under the provision of

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QUESTION: 19

In escalators, the angle of inclination with the horizontal plane should be in the range of

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QUESTION: 20

As per the Census of India 2011, ‘ Metropolitan Urban Agglomeration’ is a contiguous spread of several urban settlements where the minimum population size (in Lakh) is

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QUESTION: 21

BEES is an acronym for

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QUESTION: 22

In a single-stack system of plumbing

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QUESTION: 23

The maximum bending moment (kNm) in a simply supported beam of 8 m span subjected to a

uniformly distributed load of 20 kN/m (inclusive of its self-weight) over the entire span is

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QUESTION: 24

Criteria for background noise (in NC) in hospitals and apartments is

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QUESTION: 25

As per the National Building Code, the minimum width (in m) of a staircase flight in an educational

building above 24 m height should be

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QUESTION: 26

Among the following, the one that is NOT a land assembly technique is

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QUESTION: 27

**The Grand Gallery in Egyptian Architecture is provided only at**

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QUESTION: 28

In the Taipei 101 building, the steel sphere as TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) is suspended to reduce

horizontal sway due to

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QUESTION: 29

‘Finger Plan’ concept of urban planning was initially adopted in

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QUESTION: 30

The most important property of concrete in its fresh state is

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QUESTION: 31

An element constructed at intervals along the length of a wall to stabilize it against overturning is

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QUESTION: 32

Landscape design of Shakti Sthal, the ‘Samadhi’ of late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, was

done by architect

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QUESTION: 33

Horizontally Wedge-shaped Treads in stairways are termed as

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QUESTION: 34

The sequence of development in a Site-and-Services scheme is

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QUESTION: 35

Which of the following is NOT a classical spatial theory of land use planning?

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QUESTION: 36

**Q. 36 – Q. 65 carry two marks each.**

**Q.**

A housing project is proposed to be designed in a plot of 2 hectare. Maximum permissible FAR is 2. The share of the numbers of dwelling units (DU) for MIG, LIG and EWS is 1:2:3 having sizes of 55, 35 and 25 sq.m respectively. The maximum number of DU which can be accommodated in the plot is _______________

**Important : you should answer only the numeric value**

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QUESTION: 37

Arrange the following in ascending order of width

P. Collector Street

Q. Arterial Road

R. Local Street

S. Sub-Arterial Road

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QUESTION: 38

Out of the following, the maximum points in the LEED (New construction) rating system can be

earned through

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QUESTION: 39

Which of the following is **NOT** a mechanism of bond resistance in reinforced concrete

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QUESTION: 40

A neighborhood has 250 units of 80 sq.m each and 200 units of 100 sq.m each. If the mandatory parking requirement is one per 100 sq.m of built space then, the total area(sq.m) required for parking considering 30 percent additional area for circulation is ________________

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QUESTION: 41

A brick wall 19 cm thick has a thermal conductivity 0.811 W/m °C. The outside and inside surface conductance of the wall are 16 W/m^{2} °C and 8 W/m^{2} °C respectively, then the U-value of the wall in W/m^{2} °C is ______________

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QUESTION: 42

Match the contemporary buildings in **Group I** with their architects in **Group II**

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QUESTION: 43

From the following cost components of a building construction project which is not a direct cost

combination?

P. Labour cost

Q. Equipment cost

R. Material cost

S. Establishment cost

T. Supervision cost

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QUESTION: 44

A house located in Delhi has 111 m^{2} of flat terrace area (runoff coefficient = 0.85) and 55 m^{2} of

ground area covered with grass (runoff coefficient = 0.15). If annual average rainfall is 611.8 mm,

then rain water harvesting potential (L/year) from runoff will be

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QUESTION: 45

Match the elements in **Group I** with the structures in **Group II**

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QUESTION: 46

At a site, based on percolation test, the allowable rate of treated sewage application was determined as 65 L/m^{2}/day. The effective depth (m) of a soak pit with a diameter of 2.5 m for the disposal of 1020 L/day of septic tank effluent is

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QUESTION: 47

Match the AutoCAD command in **Group I** with their functions in **Group II**

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QUESTION: 48

Match the bridges in Group I with their structure type in Group II

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QUESTION: 49

The arithmetic average value of the sound absorption coefficient for a specific material and

particular mounting condition for four frequencies is

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*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 50

A single span simply supported reinforced concrete beam (250 mm wide and 480 mm effective

depth) is subjected to a concentrated load of 120 kN at its mid-span. Neglecting self-weight of the

beam, the nominal shear stress (MPa) at the support section is ____________

**Important : you should answer only the numeric value**

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*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 51

The optimistic time, the pessimistic time and the most likely time of a job are 6, 13 and 8 days

respectively. The variance for this job is _______________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 52

A refuse collection system consisting of two chutes is to be provided in a 20 storied residential

building with 2 flats/floor (average family size = 5) and with each chute serving one flat on each

floor. Average quantity of refuse and its density are 880 g/person/day and 240 kg/m3 respectively. If

the cleaning interval is two days, then the minimum size of the refuse container (litre) at the bottom

of each chute is _______________

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QUESTION: 53

Match the features in Group I with their architectural periods in Group II

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QUESTION: 54

Match the following terminologies in Group I with their descriptions in Group II

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QUESTION: 55

In a dance hall the indoor and outdoor temperatures are 28°C and 18°C respectively. There is an

internal heat gain of 5 kW and the specific heat of air (on volume basis) is 1300 J/m3 °C, then the

necessary cross sectional area (m2) of a duct with an air velocity of 2 m/s required for cooling by

ventilation is ____________

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QUESTION: 56

Assuming full compaction, strength of concrete is inversely proportional to

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QUESTION: 57

Match the terms in Group I with their examples in Group II

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QUESTION: 58

If yield stress of steel is 415 MPa, then strain in tensile reinforcement at the limit state of collapse

shall be at least _____________. For steel, the Young’s Modulus, E = 2 X 10^{5} MPa.

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QUESTION: 59

Match the books in Group I with their authors in Group II

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QUESTION: 60

Match the common names of the trees in Group I with their botanical names in Group II

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QUESTION: 61

A room of internal dimension 4m x 5m x 3.5m (LxBxH) has 20 cm thick walls and two doors of

size 1m x 2m. The required area of Damp Proof Course (sq.m) is _____________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 62

A load of 30 kN is applied vertically downward at the free end of a cantilever of span 5 m. If the

elastic modulus of the cantilever is 30 GPa and the section has a width of 0.3 m and a depth of 0.6 m,

then, the elastic deflection (in mm) is ______________

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QUESTION: 63

Associate the plans in Group I with the options in Group II

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QUESTION: 64

The capacity of a hall is 600 persons and its volume is 3000 cu.m. If an optimum reverberation time

of 1.0 second is to be achieved then the required total absorption (m^{2}sabine) is _____________

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*Answer can only contain numeric values

QUESTION: 65

A solid straight steel rod of diameter 100 mm is bent in single curvature into a circular arc by a

moment of 50 kNm applied at its ends. If elastic modulus, E, for steel is 2 x 10^{5} MPa, the radius of

curvature (mm) of the arc assuming π=3.14 is _____________

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