# HOCL Placement Paper on 23 May 2013

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HOCL model questions for Civil Engineering- Objective Type Questions

1. Unequal settlement of Masonry usually occurs due to the

(a) Loose soil in the foundation

(b) Shrinkage and compressibility of mortar jointss (Ans)

(c) Shrinkage of foundation

2. Bearing capacity value for stiff clay soil is

(a) 450 KN/M2 (Ans)

(b) 250 KN/M2

(c) 150 KN/M2

3. Bearing capacity value for black cotton soil si

(a) 450 KN/M2

(b) 250 KN/M2

(c) 150 KN/M2 (Ans)

4. A foundation having its depth is equal to or less than its breadth, is known as

(a) shallow foundation (Ans)

(b) deep foundation

(c) well foundation

5. Grillage and Raft foundations comes under

(b) shallow foundation (Ans)

(c) deep foundation

6. Pile foundations and caisson foundation comes under

(b) shallow foundation

(c) deep foundation (Ans)

7. The formula used to determine the minimum depth of wall footing, is arrived by

(a) Rankines formula (Ans)

(b) Terzaghis formula

(c) Caissons formula

8. Which type of the pile is used to construct retaining walls in docks and other marine works

(a) Friction pile

(b) Sheet pile (Ans)

(c) Compaction pile

9. Stone chip broken off from large size stone during dressing and shaping are known as

(a) Corbels

(b) Jambs

(c) Spalls (Ans)

10. Jambs are known as

(a) A vertical sides of the openings of masonry (Ans)

(b) Stone chips broken off form large size stones

(c) Bevelled top surface of the stone

11. In stone masonry construction, the tools which are used in maintain the alignment of the work in progress are:

(a) Plumb rule and bob

(b) Line and pines (Ans)

(c) Spirit Level

12. The permissible loads on Random rubble masonry is:

(a) 80 KN/M2

(b) 550 KN/M2 (Ans)

(c) 1320 KN/M2

13. A brick piece used to create bond in brickwork is known as:

(a) stretcher

(b) brick bat

(c) closer (Ans)

14. A Brick laid with its length perpendicular to the face of the wall is known as:

(b) Stretcher

(c) King closer

15. A piece of brick obtained by cutting a corner of the brick joining half the header and half the stretcher is known as:

(a) King closer (Ans)

(b) Queen closer

(c) Bevelled closer

16. A piece of brick obtained by cutting a brick longitudinally into two equal parts is known as:

(a) King closer

(b) Queen closer (Ans)

(c) Bevelled closer

17. A piece of brick obtained by cutting a triangular portion of the brick joining half the header and full stretcher is known as:

(a) King closer

(b) Queen closer

(c) Bevelled closer (Ans)

18. The interlocking arrangement of bricks, so as to avoid the occurrence of continuous vertical joints is known as:

(a) Lab

(b) Closer

(c) Bond (Ans)

19. The types of bond consists of headers and stretchers is alternate courses is known as:

(a) English bond (Ans)

(b) Flemish bond

20. The types of bond consists of alternate header and stretcher courses are known as:

(a) English bond

(b) Flemish bond (Ans)

21. The safe permissible load on Brick Masonry in C.M.I class is:

(a) 400 KN/M2

(b) 2000 KN/M2 (Ans)

(c) 1400 KN/M2

22. Guniting is a process of:

(a) Brickwork

(b) Damp proofing (Ans)

(c) A type of stone masonry

23. In Damp proofing, guniting is a mixture of:

(a) Cement and Damp proofing material in 1:3

(b) Cement and aggregate in 1:4

(c) Cement and sand in 1:3 (Ans)

24. A structure which is constructed to span across openings such as doors, windows etc. is known as:

(a) Arches (Ans)

(b) Lintels

25. The inner curve of an arch is known as:

(a) Voussoir

(b) Extrodas

(c) Introdas (Ans)

26. A wedge shaped unit at the crown of an arch is known as

(a) Spandrill

(b) Springer

(c) Keystone (Ans)

27. In an arch the crown is the:

(a) The highest point in Introdas

(b) The highest point in Extrodas (Ans)

(c) The lowest point in Introdas

28. The purpose (main) of providing doors in a building is:

(a) To give safety to the house

(b) To decrease the volume of Brickwork

(c) To connect the various internal parts of the building (Ans)

29. The door should preferably be located

(a) near the corner of the room (Ans)

(b) at the centre of the room

(c) near the windows

30. For every 30m3 inside volume of the room, there should be atleast a window opening of:

(a) 0.5 m2

(b) 1.0 m2 (Ans)

(c) 1.5 m2

HOCL Ltd Reasoning Ability Model questions

1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?

(1)115

(2) 145

(3) 95

(4) 155

(5) 75 (ans)

Solutions : Only 75 is divisible by 3.

2. How many meaningful words can be made from the letters ADEL using each letter only once?

(1)None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three (ans)

(5) More than three

Solutions : Three meaningful words

3. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word "ADVERTISE', each of which has as many letters between them in the word, as they have in the English alphabet ?

(1)None

(2) One (ans)

(3) Two

(4) Three

(5) More than three

Solutions : Only one such pair is 'DI'.

4. In a certain code, FUEL is written as \$%#6 and KITE is written as @●7#. How is LIFE written in that code?

(1) 6%\$#

(2) 6\$%#

(3) 6●\$#

(4) 6%●#

(5) None of these (ans)

Solutions : F U E L

↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

\$ % # 6

and K I T E

↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

@ ● 7 #

So, L I F E

↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

6 ● \$ #

5. If in the word CUSTOMIZE all the consonants are replaced by the previous letter and all the vowels are replaced by the next letter in English alphabet and then all the letters are arranged alphabetically from left to right, which letter will be fourth from the right?

(1)R (ans)

(2) T

(3) L

(4) M

(5) None of these

Solutions : According to question,

New arrangement : B V R S P L J Y F

Alphabetically arranged : B F J L P R S V Y

So, R is fourth from right end.

Directions (Q. 6 -10) In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statement to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

6. Statements All flowers are fruits. No fruit is juice. Some juices are proteins. All proteins are vitamins.

Conclusions I. Some vitamins are fruits.

II. Some juices are vitamins.

III. No flower is juice.

(1) Only I and II follow

(2) Only I and III follow

(3) All I, II and III follow

(4) Only II and III follow (ans)

(5) None of the above

7. Statements Some bags are suits. All suits are trousers. Some trousers are shirts. All shirts are coats.

Conclusions I. Some trousers are coats.

II. Some bags are trousers.

III. Some suits are coats.

(1)Only I and II follow (ans)

(2) Only I follows

(3) Only I and III follow

(4) All follow

(5) None of the above

8. Statements All books are novels. Some novels are poems. Some poems are stories. No story is a movie.

Conclusions I. Some books are poems.

II. Some movies are novels.

III. No movie is a novel.

(1)Only I follows

(2) Only I and II follow

(3) Only either II or III follows (ans)

(4) None follows

(5) None of the above

9. Statements All cups are bowls. All bowls are trays. Some trays are plates. No plates is spoon.

Conclusions I. Some bowls are plates.

II. Some cups are spoon.

III. No cups is spoon.

(1)Only I follows

(2) Only II follows

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) All follow

(5) None of these (ans)

10. Statements Some towers are pillars. Some pillars are buildings. All buildings are flats. No flat is house.

Conclusions I. No building is house.

II. Some towers are houses.

III. Some towers are flats.

(1)None follows

(2) Only I follows (ans)

(3) Only II and III follows

(4) All follow

(5) None of the above

Directions (Q. 11-15) In these questions the symbols @,#,\$,% and « are used with different meanings as follows :

'A @ B' means 'A is not smaller than B'.

'A # B' means 'A is neither smaller than nor equal to B'.

'A \$ B' means 'A is neither greater than nor smaller than B'.

'A % B' means 'A is not greater than B'.

'A « B' means 'A is neither greater than nor equal to B'.

In each questions, four statements showing relationships have been give, which are followed by three conclusions I, II and III. Assuming that the given statements are true, find out which conclusion (s) is/are definitely true.

Solutions : (11-15)

« ⇒ < # ⇒ > @ ⇒ ≥
% ⇒ ≤ \$ ⇒ =

11. Statements V \$ Y, Y @ Z, Z % X, X # T

Conclusions I. T # Z

II. X # Y

III. Z « Y

(1)None follows (ans)

(2) Only I follows

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) Only I and III follow

(5) None of the above

Solutions :

V \$ Y ⇒ V = Y

Y @ Z ⇒ Y ≥ Z

Z % X ⇒ Z ≤ X

X # T ⇒ X > T

From all above statements,

V = Y ≥ Z ≤ X > T

Conclusions I. T # Z ⇒ T > Z (False)

II. X # Y ⇒ X > Y (False)

III. Z « Y ⇒ Z < Y (False)

None follows.

12. Statements R @ J, J % F, F « E, E % M

Conclusions I. M # J

II. F % M

III. M « R

(1)Only I follows (ans)

(2) Only II follows

(3) Only III follows

(4) Only I and II follow

(5) All follow

Solutions :

R @ J ⇒ R ≥ J

J % F ⇒ J ≤ F

F « E ⇒ F < E

E % M ⇒ E ≤ M

From all above statements,

R ≥ J ≤ F < E ≤ M

Conclusions I. M # J ⇒ M > J (True)

II. F % M ⇒ F ≤ M (True)

III. M « R ⇒ M < R (False)

Only (I) follows

13. Statements H # R, R @ L, L « W, W % F

Conclusions I. H # L

II. F # L

III. H \$ F

(1)Only I follows

(2) Only I and II follow (ans)

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) Only either I or II follows

(5) All follow

Solutions :

H # R ⇒ H > R

R @ L ⇒ R ≥ L

L « W ⇒ L < W

W % F ⇒ W ≤ F

From all above statements,

H > R ≥ L < W ≤ F

Conclusions I. H # L ⇒ H > L (True)

II. F # L ⇒ F > L (True)

III. H \$ F ⇒ H = F (False)

So, only (I) and (II) follows.

14. Statements M # K, M \$ F, F % Q, Q « H

Conclusions I. H # K

II. Q # K

III. Q @ M

(1)Only I and II follow

(2) Only either I or II follows

(3) All I, II and III follow (ans)

(4) Only II and III follow

(5) None of these

Solutions :

M # K ⇒ M > K

M \$ F ⇒ M = F

F % Q ⇒ F ≤ Q

Q « H ⇒ Q < H

From all above statements,

K < M = F ≤ Q < H

Conclusions I. H # K ⇒ H > K(True)

I. Q # K ⇒ Q > K (True)

III. Q @ M ⇒ Q ≥ M (True)

So, all follow.

15. Statements D « Q, Q \$ L, L # T, T % H

Conclusions I. D « L

II. L @ H

III. H « L

(1)Only I follow

(2) Only I and II follow

(3) Only either II or III follows

(4) All I, II and III follow

(5) Only I and either II or III follow (ans)

Solutions :

D « Q ⇒ D < Q

Q \$ L ⇒ Q = L

L # T ⇒ L > T

T % H ⇒ T ≤ H

From all above statements,

D < Q = L > T ≤ H

Conclusions I. D « L ⇒ D < L (True)

II. L @ H ⇒ L ≥ H (False)

III. H « L ⇒ H < L (False)

Only (I) and either (II) or (III) follow.