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1) What is the percentage of silica present in cement?

a) 17-25 % b) 40-45% c) 5 -10% d) 80 -85%


2) Which ingredients are responsible for strength of cement?
a) Silica-Alumina b) Calcium sulphate Alumina c) Lime silica
d) Calcium sulphate Iron oxide.

3) Which ingredient delay the setting time of cement?

b) Fe2O3 c)MgO d) Al2O3 a) CaSO4

4) Which Bouges compound is responsible for early strength cement?

a) C3S b) C2S c) C3A d) C4AF

5) How much volume is one bag cement of 50 kg?

a) 0.035cm3 b) 0.035ft3 c) 0.035 m3 d) 3.5 m3

6) How much is the unit weight of cement?

a) 1900kg/m3 b) 1440kg/m3 c) 2450 kg/m3 d) 2000 kg/m3

7) What is the rate of heat of hydration of OPC cement for 7 days?

a) 45-50 cal/gm c) 50 -60 cal /gm d) 10-20 cal/gm b) 80-90 cal/gm

8) Generally water required for heat of hydration is

a) 38% b) 40 % c) 42 % d) 44%

9) What are the processes of manufacturing of cement?

a) Dry-Moist process b) Burning process c) Dry -wet process d) Moist wet process

10) At which temperature cement is burnt in Kiln?

a) 1200 b) 1400 c) 500 d) 800

11) What is the surface area of cement?

a) 2250 cm2/gm b) 2250 m2 /gm c) 22500cm2 /gm c) 2.250 m2 /kg

12) What is the value of fineness of cement?

a)Must not exceed 20% b) Must exceed 10% c) Must not exceed 15 %

d) Must not exceed 10%

13) What is the size of sieve in fineness test of cement?

a) 40 micron b) 90 micron c) 150 micron d) 30 micron

14) Why Vicats apparatus is used in testing of cement?


a) to check soundness b) to check consistency c) to check fineness d) to check strength

15) Final setting time of cement

a) 300 mins b) 30 mins c) 650 mins d) 600 mins

16) Generally what is the value of specific gravity of cement?

a) 2.00 b) 3.15 c) 4.00 d) 3.15

17) Percentage of water required for Soundness test is

a) 0.78P b) 0.85P c) 0.79P d) 0.75P

18) Needle size of vicats apparatus in case of initial setting time test of cement is

a) 10 mm b) 15 mm c) 1 mm d) 2 mm

19) le chateliers apparatus is used for

a) To check fineness b) to check strength c) to find initial setting time d) to check soundness

20) Which cement is suitable for dam construction?

a) Low heat cement b) rapid hardening cement

c) Portland pozolanna cement d) quick setting cement

21) Which cement is suitable for marine construction?

a) Low heat cement b) sulphur resistant cement

c) Portland pozolanna cement d) high alumina cement

22) Cement is manufactured from which raw compound

a) Calcareous compound b) argillaceous compound

c) Granite rock d) both a and b

23) Maximum applied load in crushing value test of aggregate is

a) 50 tonne b) 40 tonne c) 20 tonne d) 30 tonne

24) What should be the standard value of aggregate crushing test for road construction?

a) Should not be more than 30% b ) should be more than 45% c) should not be more than
50% d) Should not be more than 35%

25) Which type of aggregate is good for workability according to their shape?

b) Angular c) Flaky d) All the above a) Rounded


26) What is the value of fineness modulus of Fine aggregate?

b) 6-8 b) 3.5 -6 a) 2.4 -3.2 d) 8-10

27) Which type of surface texture is good for strength?

a) Smooth b) rough c) Glossy d) none of the above

28) Which aggregate is called fine aggregate?

a) retained on 4.75 mm b) passing 4.75 mm c) None of above d) both a and b

29) Which zone sand is good for plastering work?

a) zone 1 b) zone 2 c) zone 3 d) zone 4

30) Uniform grading means all aggregate are

a) Well graded b) poorly graded c) same in size d) none of above

31) Which test is done to check hardness of aggregate?

a) Loss angels test b) crushing value test c) impact test d) soundness test

32) Number of rotations in loss agles abrasion test in rpm is

a) 0 500 b) 500 1000 c) 1000 1500 d) 1500 2000

33) Which sand is not usable for preparation of concrete?

a) FM < 3.2 b) FM >3.2 c) FM > 2.5 d) none of the above

34) Flakiness test is not suitable for which type of aggregate

a) more than 6.3 mm b) less than 6.3 mm c) less than 4.75 mm d) more than 4.75 mm

35) Which test is done to check greatest dimension of aggregate

a) flakiness test b) elongation test c) Fineness modulus test d) All of the above

36. As compared to OPC, use of pozzuolanic cement


a. Reduces workability

b. Increases bleeding

c. Increases shrinkage

d. Increases strength

37. Most common used admixture which prolongs the setting and hardening time is
e. Gypsum
f. Calcium chloride
g. Sodium silicate
h. All of above

38. Which of these is not a natural pozzolana


i. Clay and shales
j. Opalinc Cherts
k. Volcanic Tuffs
l Rice husks

39 Which of the following is not a advantage of HRWR Admixture?


a. Reduction in Water
b. Increase in long term strength
c. Slump Loss
d. Reduction in permeability
e.
40 Super plasticizer reduces W/C ratio to
l. 0.3
m. 0.25
n. 0.2
o. 0.35