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Estimating and Costing MCQ Questions & Answers

Estimating and Costing MCQs : This section focuses on the "Estimating and Costing". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Estimating and Costing skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

The correct prismoidal formula for volume is

A. D [first area + last area + ∑ Even area + 2 ∑ odd areas]
B. [first area + last area + 4 ∑ Even area + 2 ∑ odd areas]
C. [first area + last area + 2 ∑ Even area + 4 ∑ odd areas]
D. [first area + last area + 2 ∑ Even area + 4 ∑ odd areas].

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Question 2

The brick work is measured in sq metre, in case of

A. Honey comb brick work
B. Brick flat soling
C. Half brick walls or the partition
D. All the above.

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Question 3

The total length of a cranked bar through a distance (d) at 45° in case of a beam of effective length L, is

A. L + 0.42 d
B. L + 2 x 0.42 d
C. L - 0.42 d
D. L - 2 x 0.4 d

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Question 4

Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

A. Dimensions are measured to the nearest 0.01 m
B. Areas are measured to the nearest 0.01 sq.m
C. Cubic contents are measured to the nearest 0.1 cm m
D. Weights are measured to the nearest 0.001 tonnes

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Question 5

The minimum width of a septic tank is taken

A. 70 cm
B. 75 cm
C. 80 cm
D. 90 cm

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Question 6

Pick up the excavation where measurements are made in square metres for payment.

A. Ordinary cuttings up to 1 m
B. surface dressing up to 15 cm depths
C. Surface excavation up to 30 cm depths
D. Both (b) and (c)

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Question 7

A portion of an embankment having a uniform up-gradient 1 in 500 is circular with radius 1000 m of the centre line. It subtends 180° at the centre. If the height of the bank is 1 m at the lower end, and side slopes 2:1, the earth work involved.

A. 26, 000 m3
B. 26, 500 m3
C. 27, 000 m3
D. 27, 500 m3

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Question 8

If the formation level of a highway has a uniform gradient for a particular length, and the ground is also having a longitudinal slope, the earthwork may be calculated by

A. Mid-section formula
B. Trapezoidal formula
C. Prismoidal formula
D. All the above.

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Question 9

The expected out turn of 2.5 cm cement concrete floor per manson per day

A. 2.5 sqm
B. 5.0 sqm
C. 7.5 sqm
D. 10 sqm

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Question 10

As per Indian Standard Specifications, the peak discharge for domestic purposes per capita per minute, is taken

A. 1.80 litres for 5 to 10 users
B. 1.20 litres for 15 users
C. 1.35 for 20 users
D. All the above.

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Question 11

The expected out turn of 12 mm plastering with cement mortar is

A. 2.5 sq m
B. 4.0 sq m
C. 6.0 sq m
D. 8.0 sq m

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Question 12

The volume is measured correct to the nearest

A. 0.01 cum
B. 0.02 cum
C. 0.03 cum
D. 0.04 cum

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Question 13

The excavation exceeding 1.5 m in width and 10 sq.m in plan area with a depth not exceeding 30 cm, is termed as

A. Excavation
B. Surface dressing
C. Cutting
D. Surface excavation.

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Question 14

The most reliable estiamte is

A. Detailed estimate
B. Preliminary estimate
C. Plinth area estimate
D. Cube rate estimate

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Question 15

For 12 mm thick cement plastering 1 : 6 on 100 sq.m new brick work, the quantity of cement required, is

A. 0.200 m3
B. 0.247 m3
C. 0.274 m3
D. 0.295 m3

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Question 16

The expected out turn of cement concrete 1 : 2 : 4 per mason per day is

A. 1.5 m3
B. 2.5 m3
C. 3.5 m3
D. 5.0 m3

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Question 17

The item of the brick structure measured in sq.m, is

A. Reinforced brick work
B. Broken glass coping
C. Brick edging
D. Brick work in arches.

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Question 18

The area of a sloping surface of a protective embankment of mean height d, side slopes S : 1 and length L is

A. d x d x s
B. d2 x (ds)2
C. L.D 1 + s2
D. 2 LD 1 + s2

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Question 19

While estimating a reinforced cement structure, the omitted cover of concrete is assumed

A. at the end of reminforcing bar, not less than 25 mm or twice the diameter of the bar
B. in thin slabs, 12 mm minimum or diameter of the bar whichever is more
C. for reinforcing longitudinal bar in a beam 25 mm minimum or diameter of the largest bar which is more
D. All the above.

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Question 20

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. The earth work of cutting in trenches or borrow pits in fairly uniform ground is measured with the help of average depths of the dead men
B. The earth work in trenches or borrow pits in irregular ground is measured by taking the difference in levels before and after completion of work
C. The earth work in trenches or borrow pits, where neither a nor b is feasible, are measured from the fillings after deduction of voids
D. All the above.

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Question 21

According to ISI method of measurement, the order of the sequence is

A. Length, breadth, height
B. Breadth, length, height
C. Height, length, breadth
D. None of these.

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Question 22

The height of the sink of wash basin above floor level is kept

A. 60 cm
B. 70 cm
C. 75 cm to 80 cm
D. 80 cm

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Question 23

The order of booking dimensions is

A. Length, breadth, height
B. Breadth, length, height
C. Height, breadth, length
D. None of these.

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Question 24

Brick walls are measured in sq. m if the thickness of the wall is

A. 10 cm
B. 15 cm
C. 20 cm
D. None of these.

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Question 25

While preparing a detailed estimate

A. Dimension should be measured correct to 0.01 m
B. Area should be measured correct to 0.01 sqm
C. Volume should be measured correct to O.Olcum
D. All the above.

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Question 26

The assumption on which the trapezoidal formula for volumes is based, is

A. The end sections are parallel planes
B. The mid-area of a pyramid is half the average area of the ends
C. The volume of the prismoidal is over-es-timted and hence a prismoidal correction is applied
D. All the above.

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Question 27

The measurement is not made in square metres in case of

A. D.P.C. (Damp proof course)
B. Form works
C. Concrete Jaffries
D. R.C. Chhajja.

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Question 28

The detention period in a septic tank is assumed

A. 20 minutes
B. 25 minutes
C. 30 minutes
D. 40 minutes

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Question 29

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. The bent up bars at a support resist the negative bending moment
B. The bent up bars at a support resist the sharing force
C. The bending of bars near supports is generally at 45°
D. All the above.

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Question 30

In long and short wall method of estimation, the length of long wall is the centre to centre distance between the walls and

A. breadth of the wall
B. half breadth of wall on each side
C. one fourth breadth of wall on each side
D. None of these.

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Question 31

In case of laying gullies, siphons, intercepting traps, the cost includes

A. Setting and laying
B. Bed concreting
C. Connection to drains
D. All of these.

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Question 32

The area is measured correct to the nearest

A. 0.01 sqm
B. 0.02 sqm
C. 0.03 sqm
D. 0.04 sqm

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Question 33

The damp proof course (D.P.C.) is measured in

A. Cub.m
B. Sq m
C. Metres
D. None of these

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