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Industrial Engineering and Production Management MCQ Questions & Answers

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




Question 1

Choose the wrong statement Time study is used to

A. Determine overhead expenses
B. Provide a basis for setting piece prices or incentive wages
C. Determine standard costs
D. Determine the capability of an operator to handle the number of machines

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Question 2

An activity of the project is graphically represented by ________ on the network diagram.

A. A circle
B. A straight line
C. An arrow
D. None of these

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Question 3

The aim of value engineering is to

A. find the depreciation value of a machine
B. determine the selling price of a product
C. minimise the cost without change in quality of the product
D. all of the above

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Question 4

Templates are used for

A. A planning layout
B. Flow of material
C. Advancing a programme in automatic machines
D. Copying complicated profiles

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Question 5

Break-even point is the point where

A. Fixed and variable cost lines intersect
B. Fixed and total cost lines intersect
C. Variable and total cost lines intersect
D. Sales revenue and total expensive lines intersect

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Question 6

Product layout is also known as

A. Analytical layout
B. Synthetic layout
C. Static product layout
D. None of these

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Question 7

Product layout is best suited where

A. One type of product is produced
B. Product is standardized
C. Product is manufactured in large quantities
D. All of the above

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Question 8

Linear programming can be applied successfully to

A. Chemical industry
B. Oil industry
C. Banks
D. All of these

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Question 9

Motion study involves analysis of

A. Actions of operator
B. Layout of work place
C. Tooling and equipment
D. All of the above

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Question 10

Current assets include

A. Manufacturing plant
B. Manufacturing plant and equipment
C. Inventories
D. Common stock held by the firm

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Question 11

Abbreviated work factor data is applied for

A. Material handling operation
B. Maintenance operation
C. Packing and shipping operation
D. All of these

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Question 12

In a PERT chart

A. All activities should be numbered
B. Only important activities should be numbered
C. Only critical activities are numbered
D. Only selected activities are numbered

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Question 13

In process layout

A. Handling and backtracking of materials is too much
B. Production control is more difficult and costly
C. Routing and scheduling is more difficult
D. All of the above

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Question 14

Process layout is employed for

A. Batch production
B. Continuous type of product
C. Effective utilization of machines
D. All of the above

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Question 15

Which one of the following chart gives simultaneously information about the progress of work and machine loading?

A. Process chart
B. Machine load chart
C. Man-machine chart
D. Gantt chart

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Question 16

Percent idle time for men or machines is found by

A. Work sampling
B. Time study
C. Method study
D. Work study

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Question 17

The break-even point represents

A. The most economical level of operation of any industry
B. The time when unit can run without any loss and profit
C. Time when industry will undergo loss
D. The time when company can make maximum profits

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Question 18

What does symbol 'D' imply in work study?

A. Inspection
B. Transport
C. Delay/temporary storage
D. Permanent storage

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Question 19

Which of the following wage incentive plan is applied to all workers?

A. Halsey plan
B. Gantt plan
C. Emerson's efficiency plan
D. Rowan plan

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Question 20

If (R) is the base rate guaranteed per hour, (S) is the standard time for the job and (T) is the actual time, then according to Rowan plan, wages for the job will be

A. TR
C. TR + (S - T)R

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Question 21

In inventory control, the economic order quantity is the

A. Optimum lot size
B. Highest level of inventory
C. Lot corresponding to break-even point
D. Capability of a plant to produce

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Question 22

Inventory management consists of

A. Effective running of stores
B. State of merchandise methods of storing and maintenance etc.
C. Stock control system
D. All of the above

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Question 23

In value engineering, the term value refers to

A. manufacturing cost of the product
B. selling price of the product
C. total cost of the product
D. utility of the product

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Question 24

In a functional organisation

A. Quality of work is better
B. Wastage of material is minimum
C. Specialized knowledge and guidance to individual worker is provided
D. All of the above

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Question 25

Service time in queuing theory is usually assumed to follow

A. Normal distribution
B. Poisson’s distribution
C. Erlang distribution
D. Exponential law

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Question 26

The difference between the time available to do the job and the time required to do the job, is known as

A. Event
B. Float
C. Duration
D. Constraint

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Question 27

In value engineering, important consideration is given to

A. Customer satisfaction
B. Function concept
C. Profit maximization
D. Cost reduction

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Question 28

The most important function of inventory control is

A. Stock control system
B. To run the stores effectively
C. Technical responsibility for the state of materials
D. All of the above

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Question 29

In Halsey 50-50 plan, output standards are established

A. By time study
B. From previous production records
C. From one's judgment
D. All of the above

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Question 30

Acceptance sampling is widely used in

A. Batch production
B. Job production
C. Mass production
D. All of the above

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Question 31

Discrepancies of bar chart techniques are

A. Consequential effects of lack in one activity on the finish date
B. Free time available for an activity can't be predicted
C. Effective monitoring/controlling can't be done
D. All of the above

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Question 32

A graphical device used to determine the break-even point and profit potential under varying conditions of output and costs, is known as

A. Gantt chart
B. Flow chart
C. Break-even chart
D. PERT chart

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Question 33

The probabilistic time is given by (where to = Optimistic time, tp = Pessimistic time, and tn = Most likely time)

A. (to + tp + tn)/3
B. (to + 2tp + tn)/4
C. (to + 4tp + tn)/5
D. (to + tp + 4tn)/6

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Question 34

The term 'value' in value engineering refers to

A. Total cost of the product
B. Selling price of the product
C. Utility of the product
D. Manufactured cost of the product

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Question 35

Micro-motion study is

A. Enlarged view of motion study
B. Analysis of one stage of motion study
C. Minute and detailed motion study
D. Subdivision of an operation into therbligs and their analysis

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Question 36

Expediting function consists in keeping a watch on

A. Operator's activity
B. Flow of material and in case of trouble locate source of trouble
C. Minimizing the delays
D. Making efficient dispatching

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Question 37

When slack of an activity is positive

A. It represents a situation where extra resources are available and the completion of project is not delayed
B. It represents that a programme falls behind schedule and additional resources are required to complete the project in time
C. The activity is critical and any delay in its performance will delay the completion of whole project
D. Any one of the above

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Question 38

In the Emerson efficiency plan, a worker receives only his daily wage and no bonus is paid till his efficiency reaches

A. 50%
B. 66.67%
C. 75%
D. 80%

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Question 39

Material handling in automobile industry is done by

A. Overhead crane
B. Trolley
C. Belt conveyor
D. All of the above

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Question 40

Which of the following statement is correct?

A. When slack of an activity is zero, it falls only on critical path.
B. CPM technique is useful to minimize the direct and indirect expenses.
C. Critical path of a net work represents the minimum time required for completion of project.
D. All of the above

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Question 41

The reasons which are basically responsible for the formation of a queue should be that

A. The average service rate Hess than the average arrival rate
B. Output rate is linearly proportional to input
C. Output rate is constant and the input varies in a random manner
D. All of the above

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Question 42

The type of layout used for manufacturing steam turbines, is

A. Product layout
B. Process layout
C. Fixed position layout
D. Any one of these

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Question 43

M.T.M. is used to

A. Improve existing methods
B. Establish time standards
C. Develop effective methods in advance of the beginning of production
D. All of the above

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Question 44

Bar charts are suitable for

A. Minor works
B. Major works
C. Large projects
D. All of the above

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Question 45

PERT is applied for

A. Marketing programmes and advertising programmes
B. Installation of machinery
C. Research and development of products
D. All of these

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Question 46

Which of the following conditions are necessary for applying linear programming?

A. These must be a well defined objective function.
B. The decision variables should be interrelated and nonnegative.
C. The resources must be in limited supply.
D. All of the above

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Question 47

The average time recorded by work study man for an operation is called

A. Standard time
B. Normal time
C. Representative time
D. None of these

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Question 48

Which of the following layouts is suited for mass production?

A. Process layout
B. Product layout
C. Fixed position layout
D. Plant layout

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Question 49

Two alternatives can produce a product. First have a fixed cost of Rs. 2000 and a variable cost of Rs. 20 per piece. The second method has a fixed cost of Rs. 1500 and a variable cost of Rs. 30. The break even quantity between the two alternatives is

A. 25
B. 50
C. 75
D. 100

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Question 50

The assumption in PERT is

A. A project will always be behind schedule, if left uncorrected
B. Cost of project will always be more than the estimated cost, if no timely corrections are taken
C. A project can be subdivided into a set of predictable, independent activities
D. Activities are fixed and can't be changed

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Question 51

Queuing theory is associated with

A. Sales
B. Inspection time
C. Waiting time
D. Production time

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Question 52

Positive slack on a PERT indicates that project is

A. Ahead of schedule
B. Beyond schedule
C. As per schedule
D. On critical path

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Question 53

For a product layout the material handling equipment must

A. Have full flexibility
B. Employ conveyor belts, trucks, tractors etc.
C. Be a general purpose type
D. Be designed as special purpose for a particular application

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Question 54

The linear programming techniques can be applied successfully to industries like

A. Iron and steel
B. Food processing
C. Oil and chemical
D. All of the above

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Question 55

The artificial activity, which indicates that an activity following it cannot be started unless, the preceding activity is complete, is known as

A. Event
B. Free float
C. Artificial
D. Dummy

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Question 56

Which of the following are the guidelines for the construction of a network diagram?

A. Each activity is represented by one and only one arrow in the network
B. Dangling must be avoided in a network diagram
C. Dummy activity consumes no time or resource
D. All of the above

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Question 57

A milestone chart

A. Shows the inter dependences of various jobs
B. Depicts the delay of jobs, if any
C. Points outgoing ahead of schedule of jobs, if any
D. None of the above

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Question 58

In ABC control policy, maximum attention is given to

A. Those items which consume money
B. Those items which are not readily available
C. Those × items which are in more demand
D. Those items which consume more money

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Question 59

Micro-motion study involves following number of fundamental hand motions

A. 8
B. 12
C. 16
D. 20

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Question 60

Emergency rush order can be pushed more effectively in

A. Job production
B. Automatic production
C. Continuous production
D. Intermittent production

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Question 61

Routing

A. Prescribes the sequence of operations to be followed
B. Determines the programme for the operations
C. Is concerned with starting of processes
D. Regulates the progress of job through various processes

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Question 62

A big advantage of PERT over Gantt charts is that in the former case

A. Activities and events are clearly shown
B. Early start and late finish of an activity are clearly marked
C. Activity times are clear
D. Interrelationship among activities is clearly shown

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Question 63

Job enrichment technique is applied to

A. Reduce labour monotony
B. Overcome boring and demotivating work
C. Make people happy
D. All of the above

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Question 64

The type of organisation preferred for an automobile industry, is

A. Line organisation
B. Functional organisation
C. Line and staff organisation
D. Line, staff and functional organisation

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Question 65

The salient feature of functional organisation is

A. Strict adherence to specification
B. Separation of planning and design part
C. Each individual maintains functional efficiency
D. All of the above

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Question 66

Simplex method is the method used for

A. value analysis
B. network analysis
C. linear programming
D. queuing theory

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Question 67

Time study is

A. The appraisal, in terms of time, of the value of work involving human effort
B. Machine setting time
C. Time taken by workers to do a job
D. Method of fixing time for workers

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Question 68

Which of the following are the guidelines for the construction of a network diagram?

A. Each activity is represented by one and only one arrow in the network.
B. Dangling must be avoided in a network diagram.
C. Dummy activity consumes no time or resource.
D. all of the above

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Question 69

Product layout is employed for

A. Batch production
B. Continuous production
C. Effective utilization of machine
D. All of the above

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Question 70

If TL is the largest allowable event occurrence time, total activity slack (s) is equal to

A. Latest start time earliest start time
B. Latest finish time earliest finish time (EFT)
C. TLEFT
D. All of the above

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Question 71

Gantt charts provide information about

A. Break-even point analysis
B. Production schedule
C. Material handling layout
D. Determining selling price

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Question 72

Works cost implies

A. Primary cost
B. Factory cost
C. Factory expenses
D. Primary cost + factory expenses

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Question 73

In A-B-C analysis, which class of items are generally large in number?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. none of these

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Question 74

Pick up the correct statement about relationship between various floats

A. Free float = total float
B. Independent float = total float
C. Independent float > free float
D. Independent float < free float

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Question 75

PERT analysis is based upon

A. optimistic time
B. pessimistic time
C. most likely time
D. all of these

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Question 76

Which of the following organisation is preferred in automobile industry?

A. Functional organisation
B. Line organisation
C. Staff organisation
D. Line and staff organizations

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Question 77

The determination of standard time in a complex job system is best done through

A. stop watch time study
B. analysis of micromotions
C. grouping timing technique
D. analysis of standard data system

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Question 78

The process layout is best suited where

A. Specialization exists
B. Machines are arranged according to sequence of operation
C. Few number of non-standardized units is to be produced
D. Mass production is envisaged

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Question 79

String diagram is used

A. For checking the relative values of various layouts
B. When a group of workers are working at a place
C. Where processes require the operator to be moved from one place to another
D. All of the above

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Question 80

Critical path moves along the activities having total float of

A. Positive value
B. Negative value
C. Zero value
D. Same value

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Question 81

Which of the following charts are used for plant layout design?

A. Operation process chart
B. Man machine chart
C. Travel chart
D. All of these

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Question 82

The mathematical technique for finding the best use of limited resources in an optimum manner is known as

A. Operation research
B. Linear programming
C. Network analysis
D. Break-even analysis

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Question 83

In a line organization

A. Responsibility of each individual is fixed
B. Discipline is strong
C. Quick decisions are taken
D. All of these

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Question 84

At the break-even point,

A. Total cost is more than the sales revenue
B. Total cost is less than the sales revenue
C. Total cost is equal to sales revenue
D. Fixed cost is equal to variable cost

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Question 85

In which of the following layouts, the lines need to the balanced

A. Process layout
B. Product layout
C. Fixed position layout
D. Plant layout

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Question 86

PERT/CPM, techniques can be used for following applications

A. Once through project
B. Maintenance jobs
C. Research and development
D. All of the above

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Question 87

The determination of standard time in a complex job system is best done through

A. Stop watch time study
B. Analysis of micro-motions
C. Grouping timing technique
D. Analysis of standard data system

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Question 88

The time required to complete a task is established and a bonus is paid to the worker for every hour he saves from the established time required. This type of incentive plan is known as

A. Rowan Plan
B. Taylor Differential Piece rate system
C. Halsey Premium plan
D. Day work plan

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Question 89

Gantt chart is used for

A. inventory control
B. material handling
C. production schedule
D. machine repair schedules

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Question 90

In inventory control theory, the economic order quantity is

A. average level of inventory
B. optimum lot size
C. capacity of a warehouse
D. lot size corresponding to break-even analysis

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Question 91

The routing function in a production system design is concerned with

A. manpower utilisation
B. quality assurance of the product
C. machine utilisation
D. optimising material flow through the plant

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Question 92

Direct expenses include

A. factory expenses
B. selling expenses
C. administrative expenses
D. none of these

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Question 93

Breakeven analysis is a

A. Short term analysis
B. Long term analysis
C. Average of short and long term analysis
D. Any one of these

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Question 94

A dummy activity in a net work diagram

A. Is represented by a dotted line
B. Is an artificial activity
C. Does not consume time or resources
D. All of these

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Question 95

F. W. Taylor introduced a system of organisation known as

A. Line organisation
B. Functional organisation
C. Line and staff organisation
D. Line, staff and functional organisation

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Question 96

The bonus increases in proportion to the increase in efficiency. This statement applies to

A. Halsey plan
B. Gantt plan
C. Emerson's efficiency plan
D. Rowan plan

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Question 97

The technique for establishing and maintaining priorities among the various jobs of any project is known as

A. Event flow scheduling technique
B. Critical ratio scheduling
C. Slotting technique for scheduling
D. Short interval scheduling

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Question 98

Acceptance sampling is used in

A. Job production
B. Batch production
C. Mass production
D. All of these

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Question 99

In steel plant the most important system for materials handling is

A. Conveyors
B. Cranes and hoists
C. Trucks
D. Locos

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Question 100

What does symbol 'V' employ in work study

A. Operation
B. Inspection
C. Delay/ temporary Storage
D. Permanent storage

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Question 101

Bar chart is suitable for

A. large project
B. major work
C. minor work
D. all of these

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Question 102

Queueing theory deals with problems of

A. Material handling
B. Reducing the waiting time or idle time
C. Better utilization of man services
D. Effective use of machines

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Question 103

Process layout is employed

A. Where low volume of production is required
B. Where similar jobs are manufactured on similar machines
C. Where machines are arranged on functional basis
D. All of the above

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Question 104

The amount deducted from the salary of workers towards employee’s provident fund is

A. Credited into reserves of company
B. Deposited in nationalized bank
C. Deposited in post office
D. Deposited in the account of worker with Provident Fund Commissioner

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Question 105

The appellate authority for an industrial dispute is

A. Management
B. Labour court
C. High court/supreme court
D. Board of directors

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Question 106

The disadvantage of product layout is

A. High initial investment for the specialized facilities
B. Skilled labour to operate machines
C. Production time is longer, requiring more goods in inventory
D. High cost of inspection

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Question 107

Work sampling is applied for

A. estimation of the percentage utilisation of machine tools
B. estimating the percentage of the time consumed by various job activities
C. finding out time standards, specially where the job is not repetitive and where time study by stop watch method is not possible
D. all of the above

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Question 108

PERT

A. Provides an approach for keeping planning up-to-date
B. Provides a way for management to require that planning be done on a uniform and logical basis
C. Permits management to foresee quickly the impact of variations from the plan
D. All of the above

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Question 109

Production cost refers to prime cost plus

A. factory overheads
B. factory and administration overheads
C. factory, administration and sales overheads
D. factory, administration, sales overheads and profit

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Question 110

In jobbing production

A. Highly skilled workers are needed
B. Unit costs are high
C. Operations are labour-intensive
D. All of these

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Question 111

Slack represents the difference between the

A. Latest allowable time and the normal expected time
B. Latest allowable time and the earliest expected time
C. Proposed allowable time and the earliest expected time
D. Normal allowable time and the latest expected time

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Question 112

Standing orders which are statutory are applicable to

A. All industries
B. All process industries and thermal power plants
C. Only major industries
D. All industries employing more than 100 workers

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Question 113

In fixed position layout

A. Total production cost is less
B. Material movement is less
C. Capital investment is minimum
D. All of these

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Question 114

Work study is concerned with

A. Improving present method and finding standard time
B. Motivation of workers
C. Improving production capability
D. Improving production planning and control

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Question 115

Military organisation is known as

A. Line organisation
B. Line and staff organisation
C. Functional organisation
D. All of the above

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Question 116

A dummy activity

A. Is artificially introduced
B. Is represented by a dotted line
C. Does not require any time
D. All of the above

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Question 117

If A is the total items consumed per year, P is the procurement cost per order, and C is the annual inventory carrying cost per item, then the most economic ordering quantity is given by

A. AP/C
B. 2AP/C
C. √(2AP/C)
D. (AP/C)²

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Question 118

A PERT network has three activities on critical path with mean time 3, 8 and 6 and standard deviations 1, 2 and 2 respectively. The probability that the project will be completed in 20 days is

A. 0.5
B. 0.66
C. 0.84
D. 0.95

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Question 119

Critical path method

A. Helps in ascertaining time schedules
B. Makes better and detailed planning possible
C. Provides a standard method for communicating project plans schedules and to time and cost performance
D. All of the above

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Question 120

Replacement studies are made on the following basis

A. Annual cost method
B. Rate of return method
C. Total life average method
D. Any one of the above

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Question 121

The two bin system is concerned with

A. Ordering procedure
B. Forecasting sales
C. Production planning
D. Despatching and expediting

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Question 122

Probabilistic time for completion of any activity can be found out from

A. optimistic time
B. pessimistic time
C. most likely time
D. all of these

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Question 123

The most popular type of organisation used for Civil Engineering Constructions is

A. Line organization
B. Line and staff organization
C. Functional organization
D. Effective organization

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Question 124

Pessimistic time is

A. The maximum time which an activity might require
B. The average time required for a job
C. The most probable time considering all conditions
D. The minimum time in which an activity can possibly be accomplished

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Question 125

Inventory control in production, planning and control aims at

A. Achieving optimization
B. Ensuring against market fluctuations
C. Acceptable customer service at low capital investment in inventory
D. Discounts allowed in bulk purchase

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Question 126

Which of the following type of layout is suitable for automobile manufacturing concern?

A. product layout
B. process layout
C. fixed position layout
D. combination layout

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Question 127

The main disadvantage of line organisation is

A. Top level executives have to do excessive work
B. Structure is rigid
C. Communication delays occur
D. All of the above

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Question 128

Under the Apprenticeship Act

A. All industries have to necessarily train the apprentices
B. Industries have to train apprentices according to their requirement
C. All industries employing more than 100 workers have to recruit apprentices
D. Only industries employing more than 500 workers have to recruit apprentices

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Question 129

The time by which the activity completion time can be delayed without affecting the start of succeeding activities, is known as

A. Duration
B. Total float
C. Free float
D. Interfering float

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Question 130

What does symbol 'O' imply in work study?

A. Operation
B. Inspection
C. Transport
D. Delay/temporary storage

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Question 131

The factors which are to be considered while developing a good wage incentive plan will include

A. Adequate incentive
B. Ease of administration
C. Guaranteed basic pay
D. All of these

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Question 132

A low unit cost can be obtained by following

A. Product layout
B. Functional layout
C. Automatic material handling equipment
D. Specialization of operation

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Question 133

Graphical method, simplex method, and transportation method are concerned with

A. Break-even analysis
B. Value analysis
C. Linear programming
D. Queueing theory

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Question 134

Which of the following statement is correct?

A. A-B-C analysis is based on Pareto's principle.
B. Simulation can be used for inventory control.
C. Economic order quantity formula ignores variations in demand pattern
D. all of the above

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Question 135

The time taken by a trained worker to perform an operation, while working a steady pace, is known as

A. Standard time
B. Normal time
C. Representative time
D. None of these

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Question 136

Queueing theory is used for

A. Inventory problems
B. Traffic congestion studies
C. Job-shop scheduling
D. All of the above

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Question 137

The basic difference between PERT and CPM is that

A. PERT deals with events and CPM with activities
B. Critical path is determined in PERT only
C. Costs are considered on CPM only and not in PERT
D. Guessed times are used in PERT and evaluated times in CPM

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Question 138

P.M.T.S. (Predetermined Motion Time Systems) include

A. M.T.M. (Method Time Measurement)
B. W.F.S. (Work Factor Systems)
C. B.M.T.S. (Basic Motion Time Study)
D. All of these

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Question 139

Work sampling is applied for

A. Estimation of the percentage utilization of machine tools
B. Estimating the percentage of the time consumed by various job activities
C. Finding out time standards, specially where the job is not repetitive and where time study by stop watch method is not possible
D. All of the above

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Question 140

PMTP (predetermined motion time systems) include

A. MTM (method time measurement)
B. WFS (work factor systems)
C. BNTS (basic motion time study)
D. All of the above

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Question 141

Monte Carlo solutions in queuing theory are extremely useful in queuing problems

A. That can't be analysed mathematically
B. Involving multistage queuing
C. To verify mathematical results
D. All of the above

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Question 142

If (R) is the base rate guaranteed per hour, (S) is the standard time for the job and (T) is the actual time, then according to Rowan plan, wages for the job will be

A. TR
B. TR + [(S - T)/2] × R
C. TR + (S - T) × R
D. TR + [(S - T)/S] × R

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Question 143

Gantt charts are used for

A. Forecasting sales
B. Production schedule
C. Scheduling and routing
D. Linear programming

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Question 144

Military type of organisation is known as

A. line organisation
B. functional organisation
C. line and staff organisation
D. line, staff and functional organisation

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Question 145

The probability distribution of project completion in PERT follows following distribution

A. Normal
B. Binomial
C. Exponential
D. Gaussian

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Question 146

Pick up the correct statement from the following

A. Programmer evaluation and review technique is event oriented
B. Programmer evaluation and review technique is not event oriented
C. Critical path method is event oriented
D. None of the above

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Question 147

PERT is

A. An analytic tool in concept
B. Limit up of event oriented diagrams
C. Used for research and development projects
D. All of the above

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Question 148

The main object of scientific layout is

A. To produce better quality of product
B. To utilize maximum floor area
C. To minimize production delays
D. All of these

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Question 149

The time required to complete a job is established and a bonus is paid to the worker based on the exact % of time saved. This type of incentive plan is known as

A. Dry work Plan
B. Halsey Premium Plan
C. Taylor Plan
D. Rowan Plan

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Question 150

Pick up the correct statement from the following

A. If the float is positive and the activity is delayed by a period equal to its total float, the completion of project in not delayed
B. If the float of an activity is negative, delay in its performance is bound to delay the completion of project
C. If the float of an activity is zero, the activity is critical and any delay in its performance will delay the whole project
D. All of the above

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Question 151

Standard time is defined as

A. Normal time + allowances
B. Normal time + idle time + allowances
C. Normal time + idle time
D. Only normal time for an operation

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Question 152

The allowed time for a job equals standard time plus

A. Policy allowance
B. Interference allowance
C. Process allowance
D. Learning allowance

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Question 153

One of the basic essentials of an incentive plan is that

A. A differential piece rate system should exist
B. Minimum wages should be guaranteed
C. Provide incentive to group efficiency performance
D. All standards should be based on time studies

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Question 154

Critical path on PERT/CPM chart is obtained by joining the events having

A. Maximum slack
B. Minimum slack
C. Average slack
D. No slack

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Question 155

Merit Rating is the method of determining worth of

A. A job
B. An individual employee
C. A particular division in workshop
D. Machine

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Question 156

Standard time is equal to

A. (Normal time) - (allowances)
B. (Normal time) + (allowances)
C. Representative time multiplied by rating factor
D. Normal time taken by an operation

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Question 157

The probability distribution of activity times in PERT follows following distribution

A. Normal
B. Binomial
C. Beta
D. Exponential

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Question 158

Pick up the correct step used for scheduling a project by C.P.M.

A. A project is divided into various activities
B. Required time for each activity is established
C. Sequence of various activities is made according to their importance
D. All of the above

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Question 159

Work study involues

A. only method study
B. only work measurement
C. method study and work measurement
D. only motion study

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Question 160

Which of the following is independent of sales forecast?

A. Productivity
B. Inventory control
C. Production planning
D. Production control

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Question 161

The work study is done by means of

A. Planning chart
B. Process chart
C. Stop watch
D. Any one of these

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Question 162

Choose the wrong statement. Motion study is used for

A. Improving a work method
B. Improvising a work method
C. Designing a work method
D. Reducing inventory costs

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Question 163

Valve analysis is particularly of interest when

A. Jobbing work economics are involved
B. Production is on large scale
C. Only few components are involved
D. Costly equipment is used

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Question 164

In perpetual inventory control, the material is checked as it reaches its

A. Minimum value
B. Maximum value
C. Average value
D. Middle value

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Question 165

Which of the following are the principles of material handling?

A. Keep all the handling to the minimum
B. Select only efficient handling equipment
C. Move the heaviest weight to the least distance
D. All of the above

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Question 166

Break-even analysis can be used for

A. Short run analysis
B. Long run analysis
C. Average of above two run analysis
D. There is no such criterion

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Question 167

The simplex method is the basic method for

A. Value analysis
B. Operation research
C. Linear programming
D. Model analysis

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Question 168

Statistical quality control techniques are based on the theory of

A. Quality
B. Statistics
C. Probability
D. All of the above

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Question 169

The routing function in a production system design is concerned with

A. Manpower utilization
B. Quality assurance of the product
C. Machine utilization
D. Optimizing material flow through the plant

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Question 170

The important file in making a PERT is

A. An event can't be accomplished until activities leading to it are completed
B. No activity from any event can be started from preceding event till it is completed
C. Length of arrow has nothing to do with time
D. All of the above

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Question 171

PERT and CPM are

A. Techniques to determine project status
B. Decision making techniques
C. Charts which increase aesthetic appearance of rooms
D. Aids to the decision maker

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Question 172

Halsey plan of wage incentive

A. Is not applied to all level of workers
B. Is applied to all level of workers
C. Does not guarantee minimum wage
D. Is based upon efficiency of worker

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Question 173

In a line organisation

A. responsibility of each individual is fixed
B. discipline is strong
C. quick decisions are taken
D. all of these

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Question 174

Work study involves

A. Only method study
B. Only work measurement
C. Method study and work measurement
D. Only motion study

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Question 175

The procedure of modifying work content to give more meaning and enjoyment to the job by involving employees in planning, organisation and control of their work, is termed as

A. job enlargement
B. job enrichment
C. job rotation
D. job evaluation

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Question 176

Scheduling gives information about

A. When work should start and how much work should be completed during a certain period
B. When work should complete
C. That how idle time can be minimized
D. Proper utilization of machines

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Question 177

Which of the following depreciation system ensures that the interest be charged on the cost of machine asset every year on the book value, but the rate of depreciation every year remains constant

A. Sinking fund method
B. Straight line method
C. ABC charging method
D. Annuity charging method

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Question 178

The essential condition for the decompression of an activity is that

A. The project time should change due to decompression
B. After decompression the time of an activity invariably exceeds its normal time
C. An activity could be decompressed to the maximum extent of its normal time
D. None of the above

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Question 179

If ‘F’ is the fixed cost, ‘V’ is the variable cost per unit (or total variable costs) and ‘P’ is the selling price of each unit (or total sales value), then break-even point is equal to

A. (F × V)/P
B. (F × P)/V
C. F/[1 + (V/P)]
D. F/[1 - (V/P)]

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Question 180

Dispatching

A. prescribes the sequence of operations to be followed
B. determines the programme for the operations
C. is concerned with the starting of processes
D. regulates the progress of job through various processes

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Question 181

CPM is

A. Synthesizing in concepts
B. Is built of activities oriented programmes
C. Is used for repetitive works
D. All of the above

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Question 182

Product layout is used for

A. Job production
B. Batch production
C. Mass production
D. Any one of these

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Question 183

Travel charts are used to

A. Analyze material handling
B. Determine inventory control difficulties
C. Plan material handling procedure and routes
D. All of the above

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Question 184

The main objective of work measurement is to

A. Plan and schedule of production
B. Formulate a proper incentive scheme
C. Estimate the selling prices and delivery dates
D. All of the above

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Question 185

Basic tool in work study is

A. Graph paper
B. Process chart
C. Planning chart
D. Stop watch

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Question 186

Queuing theory is associated with

A. inventory
B. sales
C. waiting time
D. production time

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Question 187

The main advantage of line organisation is its

A. Effective command and control
B. Defined responsibilities at all levels
C. Rigid discipline in the organisation
D. All of the above

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Question 188

The product layout is more amenable to automation than process layout.

A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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Question 189

The start or completion of task is called

A. An event
B. An activity
C. A duration
D. None of these

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Question 190

ABC analysis deals with

A. Analysis of process chart
B. Flow of material
C. Ordering schedule of job
D. Controlling inventory costs money

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Question 191

A CPM family includes

A. CPA (Critical Path Analysis)
B. CPP (Critical Path Plotted)
C. CPS (Critical Path Scheduling)
D. All of the above

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Question 192

Routing assists engineers in deciding in advance

A. The flow of material in the plant
B. The methods of proper utilization of manpower
C. The methods of proper utilization of machines
D. The layout of factory facilities

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Question 193

The correct sequence of phases in value engineering is

A. Creative phase, information phase, investigation phase, evaluation phase
B. Information phase, creative phase, investigation phase, evaluation phase
C. Investigation phase, information phase, creative phase, evaluation phase
D. Creative phase, investigation phase, evaluation phase, information phase

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Question 194

Line organisation is suitable for a big organisation.

A. Correct
B. Incorrect

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Question 195

Standard time as compared to normal time is

A. Greater
B. Smaller
C. Equal
D. There is no such correlation

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Question 196

According to Rowan plan of wage incentive system, bonus is paid to a worker

A. Whose output exceeds 67% efficiency
B. On the percentage of time saved
C. On the percentage of time worked
D. On the percentage of standard time

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Question 197

Gantt chart provides information about the

A. Material handling
B. Proper utilization of manpower
C. Production schedule
D. Efficient working of machine

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Question 198

Which of the following plans motivates supervisors by paying a premium on time saved by workers?

A. Halsey plan
B. Rowan plan
C. Haynes plan
D. Emerson's plan

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Question 199

The employees provident fund act is applicable to

A. All industries
B. All industries other than small and medium industries
C. Volunteers
D. The industries notified by Government

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Question 200

Father of industrial engineering is

A. Jack Gilbert
B. Henry Laurence Gantt
C. Frederick Taylor
D. Isaac Newton

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Question 201

Routing prescribes the

A. Flow of material in the plant
B. Proper utilization of man power
C. Proper utilization of machines
D. Inspection of final product

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Question 202

Actual performance of a task is called

A. An event
B. An activity
C. A duration
D. None of these

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Question 203

Indirect expenses include

A. Factory expenses
B. Selling expenses
C. Administrative expenses
D. All of these

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Question 204

Work sampling observations are taken on the basis of

A. Detailed calculations
B. Convenience
C. Table of random numbers
D. Past experience

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Question 205

Dummy activities are used to

A. Determine the critical path
B. Determine the project completion time
C. Maintain the required net work
D. None of these

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Question 206

The critical path of a network represents

A. The minimum time required for completion of project
B. The maximum time required for completion of project
C. Maximum cost required for completion of project
D. Minimum cost required for completion of project

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Question 207

Activity slack or float of any event on a PERT/CPM chart is represented by

A. Latest start time of succeeding event earliest finish time of preceding event activity time
B. Latest start time of the event earliest start time of the event
C. Latest finish time of event earliest finish time of the event
D. Anyone of the above

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Question 208

Which of the following layouts is suited to job production?

A. Process layout
B. Product layout
C. Fixed position layout
D. Plant layout

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Question 209

Performance rating is equal to

A. Observed performance + normal performance
B. Observed performance - normal performance
C. Observed performance × normal performance
D. None of the above

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Question 210

String diagram is used when

A. Team of workers is working at a place
B. Material handling is to be done
C. Idle time is to be reduced
D. All of the above

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Question 211

The deductions for, employees provident fund start

A. Immediately on joining the service
B. After 60 days of joining the service
C. After 100 days of joining the service
D. After 240 days of joining the service

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Question 212

Line organization is suitable for

A. Sugar industries
B. Oil refining industries
C. Spinning and weaving industries
D. All of these

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Question 213

Which of the following wage incentive plan guarantees minimum wage to a worker and bonus is paid for the fixed percentage of time saved?

A. Halsey plan
B. Gantt plan
C. Rowan plan
D. Emerson's efficiency plan

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Question 214

CPM has following time estimate

A. One time estimate
B. Two time estimate
C. Three time estimate
D. Four time estimate

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Question 215

Linear programming model can be applied to line balancing problem and transportation problem.

A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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Question 216

PERT analysis is based on

A. Optimistic time
B. Pessimistic time
C. Most likely time
D. All of the above

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Question 217

In Emerson's efficiency plan of wage incentive system, bonus is paid to a worker

A. Whose output exceeds 67% efficiency
B. On the percentage of time saved
C. On the percentage of time worked
D. On the percentage of standard time

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Question 218

Micro motion study is

A. Analysis of a man-work method by using a motion picture camera with a timing device in the field of view
B. Motion study observed on enhanced time intervals
C. Motion study of a sequence of operations conducted systematically
D. Study of man and machine conducted simultaneously

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Question 219

Work study comprises following main techniques

A. Method study and work measurement
B. Method study and time study
C. Time study and work measurement
D. Method study and job evaluation

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Question 220

In the perpetual inventory control, the material is checked when it reaches its

A. Minimum value
B. Maximum value
C. Average value
D. Alarming value

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Question 221

The main object of scientific layout is

A. to produce better quality of product
B. to utilise maximum floor area
C. to minimise production delays
D. all of these

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Question 222

CPM stands for

A. Combined Process Method
B. Critical Path Method
C. Common Planning Method
D. Critical Process Method

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Question 223

Routing is essential in the following type of industry

A. Assembly industry
B. Process industry
C. Job order industry
D. Mass production industry

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Question 224

The objective of time study is to determine the time required to complete a job by

A. Fast worker
B. Average worker
C. Slow worker
D. New entrant

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Question 225

Value engineering aims at finding out the

A. Depreciation value of a product
B. Resale value of a product
C. Major function of the item and accomplishing the same at least cost without change in quality
D. Break-even point when machine requires change

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Question 226

A device used for lifting or lowering objects suspended from a hook at the end of retractable chains or cable is called

A. hoist
B. jib crane
C. portable elevator
D. chain conveyor

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Question 227

Which of the following statement is correct?

A. A-B-C analysis is based on Pareto's principle
B. Simulation can be used for inventory control
C. Economic order quantity formula ignores variations in demand pattern
D. All of the above

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Question 228

Critical Path Net Work helps an engineer

A. To concentrate his attention on critical activities
B. To divert the resources from noncritical advanced activities to critical activities
C. To be cautious for avoiding any delay in the critical activities to avoid delay of the whole project
D. All of the above

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Question 229

PERT has following time estimate

A. One time estimate
B. Two time estimate
C. Three time estimate
D. Four time estimate

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Question 230

The process capability of a machine is defined as the capability of the machine to

A. Produces a definite volume of work per minute
B. Perform definite number of operations
C. Produce job at a definite spectrum of speed
D. Holds a definite spectrum of tolerance and surface finish

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Question 231

Which of the following organizations is best suited for steel plants

A. Functional organization
B. Line organization
C. Staff organization
D. Line, staff and functional organizations

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Question 232

The aim of value engineering is to

A. Find the depreciation value of a machine
B. Determine the selling price of a product
C. Minimize the cost without change in quality of the product
D. All of the above

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Question 233

For material transportation, conveyors are used when the prevailing conditions include

A. Loads are uniform
B. Routes do not vary
C. Materials move relatively continuously
D. All of these

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Question 234

The most suitable incentive plan for the maintenance section of an industry will be

A. Piece rate system
B. Group incentive plan
C. Profit sharing plans
D. Simplification

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Question 235

The grouping of activities into organizational units is called

A. Corporate plans
B. Higher level management
C. Functional authority
D. Departmentation

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Question 236

One time measurement unit (TMU) in method time measurement system equals

A. 0.0001 minute
B. 0.0006 minute
C. 0.006 minute
D. 0.001 minute

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Question 237

In product layout

A. Specialized and strict supervision is required
B. Machines can not be used to their maximum capacity
C. Manufacturing cost rises with a fall in the volume of production
D. All of the above

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Question 238

Father of time study was

A. F.W. Taylor
B. H.L. Gantt
C. F.B. Gilbert
D. R.M. Barnes

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Question 239

The technique of value analysis can be applied to

A. Complicated items only
B. Simple items only
C. Crash programmer items only
D. Any item

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Question 240

According to Muther, the basic principle of best layout is

A. Principle of overall integration
B. Principle of flow
C. Principle of flexibility
D. All of these

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Question 241

For a small scale industry, the fixed cost per month is Rs. 5000. The variable cost per product is Rs. 20 and sales price is Rs. 30 per piece. The break even production per month will be

A. 300
B. 460
C. 500
D. 1000

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Question 242

An optimum project schedule implies

A. Optimum utilization of men, machines and materials
B. Lowest possible cost and shortest possible time for project
C. Timely execution of project
D. To produce best results under given constraints

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Question 243

CPM is the

A. Time oriented technique
B. Event oriented technique
C. Activity oriented technique
D. Target oriented technique

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Question 244

Job evaluation is the method of determining the

A. Relative worth of jobs
B. Skills required by a worker
C. Contribution of a worker
D. Contribution of a job

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Question 245

In big automobile repair shop, for elevating and moving the heavy parts such as complete engine assembly, gear box etc., an overhead crane and a fork lift truck is used.

A. Yes
B. No

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Question 246

Time study is carried out to determine the time required to complete job by

A. A slow worker
B. A fast worker
C. An average worker
D. An apprentice

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Question 247

Merit rating is the method of determining the

A. Relative values of a job
B. Workers performance on a job
C. Worth of a machine
D. Value of overall production

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Question 248

If (R) is the base rate guaranteed per hour, (S) is the standard time for the job and (T) is the actual time, then according to Halsey 50-50 plan, wages for the job will be

A. TR
B. TR + [(S - T)/2] × R
C. TR + (S - T) × R
D. TR + [(S - T)/S] × R

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Question 249

In order that linear programming techniques provide valid results

A. Relations between factors must be linear (positive)
B. Relations between factors must be linear (negative)
C. Either (A) or (B)
D. Only one factor should change at a time, others remaining constant

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Question 250

String diagram is used

A. for checking the relative values of various layouts
B. when a group of workers are working at a place
C. where processes require the operator to be moved from one work place to another
D. all of the above

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Question 251

The critical activity has

A. Maximum float
B. Minimum float
C. Zero float
D. Average float

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Question 252

According to MAPI formula, the old machine should be replaced by new one when (Here, CAM = Challenger's Adverse minimum, DAM = Defender's Adverse minimum)

A. CAM < DAM
B. CAM > DAM
C. CAM = DAM
D. There is no such criterion

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Question 253

The production cost per unit can be reduced by

A. Producing more with increased inputs
B. Producing more with the same inputs
C. Eliminating idle time
D. Minimizing resource waste

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Question 254

In the Halsey system of wage incentive plan, a worker is

A. Paid as per efficiency
B. Ensured of minimum wages
C. Not paid any bonus till his efficiency
D. Never a loser

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Question 255

In order to avoid excessive multiplication of facilities, the layout preferred is

A. product layout
B. process layout
C. group layout
D. static layout

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Question 256

PERT stands for

A. Program Estimation and Reporting Technique
B. Process Estimation and Review Technique
C. Program Evaluation and Review Technique
D. Planning Estimation and Resulting Technique

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Question 257

A-B-C analysis is used in

A. CPM
B. PERT
C. inventory control
D. all of these

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Question 258

The type of organisation preferred for a steel industry, is

A. line organisation
B. functional organisation
C. line and staff organisation
D. line, staff and functional organisation

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Question 259

Which of the following equations is not in conformity with others?

A. Organization performance × motivation = profits
B. Knowledge × skill = ability
C. Ability × motivation = performance
D. Attitude × situation = motivation

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Question 260

A diagram showing the path followed by men and materials while performing a task is known as

A. string diagram
B. flow process chart
C. travel chart
D. flow diagram

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Question 261

Job evaluation is the method of determining the

A. relative values of a job
B. worker's performance on a job
C. worth of the machine
D. value of overall production

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Question 262

Break-even analysis consists of

A. Fixed cost
B. Variable cost
C. Fixed and variable costs
D. Operation costs

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Question 263

Representative time is the average of times recorded by work study man for an operation.

A. Agree
B. Disagree

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Question 264

Which one of the following represents a group incentive plan?

A. Scanlon Plan
B. Rowan Plan
C. Taylor Differential Piece Rate System
D. Halsey Premium Plan

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Question 265

Fixed position layout is also known as

A. analytical layout
B. synthetic layout
C. static product layout
D. none of these

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Question 266

Tick the odd man out

A. Taylor
B. Drucker
C. McGregor
D. Galileo

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Question 267

The unit cost in case of batch production is __________as compared to jobbing production.

A. Same
B. Low
C. High
D. None of these

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Question 268

Which of the following statement is wrong?

A. An activity consumes time and resources whereas an event does not consume time or resources
B. The performance of a specific task is called an activity
C. An event is an instantaneous point in time at which an activity begins or ends
D. The turning of a job on lathe is an event whereas job turned is an activity

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Question 269

TMU in method time measurement stands for

A. Time motion unit
B. Time measurement unit
C. Time movement unit
D. Technique measurement unit

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Question 270

Which one of the following techniques is used for determining allowances in time study?

A. Acceptance sampling
B. Linear regression
C. Performance rating
D. Work sampling

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Question 271

In the cost structure of a product, the selling price is determined by the factors such as

A. Sales turn over
B. Lowest competitive price
C. Various elements of the cost
D. All of the above

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Question 272

Which of the following statement is correct about the network diagram?

A. The events are represented graphically by circles or nodes at the beginning and the end of activity by arrows.
B. The tail end of the arrow represents the start of an activity.
C. The head of the arrow represents the end of an activity.
D. All of the above

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Question 273

The time which results in the least possible direct cost of an activity is known as

A. Normal time
B. Slow time
C. Crash time
D. Standard time

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Question 274

Which of the following incentive plans ensures a part of the swing to the worker and rest to the employer?

A. Emerson efficiency plan
B. Taylor plan
C. Halsey premium plan
D. Gilbert plan

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Question 275

A systematic job improvement sequence will consist of

A. motion study
B. time study
C. job enrichment
D. all of these

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Question 276

The wastage of material in the store is taken into account by the following method in the evaluation of the material issued from the store

A. Inflated system
B. Primary cost method
C. Current value method
D. Fixed price method

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Question 277

The first method invented for planning projects was

A. Bar chart method
B. Milestone chart
C. Critical path method (CPM)
D. Programme evaluation and review technique (PERT)

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Question 278

PERT requires

A. single time estimate
B. double time estimate
C. triple time estimate
D. none of these

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Question 279

If a worker gets a daily wage of Rs HA, then according to Rowan plan, his maximum daily earnings can be

A. 2 HA
B. 1.33 HA
C. 1.5 HA
D. 1.15 HA

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Question 280

The value engineering technique in which experts of the same rank assemble for product development is called

A. Delphi
B. Brain storming
C. Morphological analysis
D. Direct expert comparison

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Question 281

The purpose of micro-motion study is to

A. Assist in finding out the most efficient way of doing work
B. Train the individual operator regarding the motion economy principles
C. Help in collecting the motion time data for synthetic time standards
D. All of the above

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Question 282

Process layout is also known as

A. Analytical-layout
B. Synthetic layout
C. Static product layout
D. None of these

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Question 283

A feasible solution to the linear programming problem should

A. Satisfy the problem constraints
B. Optimise the objective function
C. Satisfy the problem constraints and non-negativity restrictions
D. Satisfy the non-negativity restrictions

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Question 284

A-B-C analysis

A. Is a basic technique of materials management
B. Is meant for relative inventory control
C. Does not depend upon the unit cost of the item but on its annual consumption
D. All of the above

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Question 285

Slack of various events on the critical path in PERT/CPM chart

A. Increases continuously
B. Decreases continuously
C. Remain constant
D. May increase or decrease depending on various factors

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Question 286

In PERT analysis, critical path is obtained by joining events having

A. +ve slack
B. -ve slack
C. Zero slack
D. Dummy activities

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Question 287

Break-even analysis shows profit when

A. Sales revenue > total cost
B. Sales revenue = total cost
C. Sales revenue < total cost
D. Variable cost < fixed cost

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Question 288

Basic motion time study gives times for basic motions in ten thousandths of

A. Second
B. Minute
C. Hour
D. Day

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Question 289

The time of completing a project in network analysis is given by following time of the critical activity meeting at the final triode

A. Early finish
B. Early start
C. Late start
D. Late finish

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Question 290

For handling materials during manufacture of cement, a _________ is widely used.

A. Belt conveyor
B. Bucket conveyor
C. Fork lift truck
D. Overhead crane

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Question 291

The performance of a specific task in CPM is known as

A. Dummy
B. Event
C. Activity
D. Contract

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Question 292

If E is the duration, ES and EF are die earliest start and finish times, LS and LF are latest start and finish times, then the following relation holds good

A. EF = ES + D
B. LS = LFD
C. LF = LS + D
D. All of the above

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Question 293

The product layout

A. Lowers overall manufacturing time
B. Requires less space for placing machines
C. Utilizes machine and labour better
D. All of these

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Question 294

Pick up the correct statement from the following

A. Critical path method is an improvement upon bar chart method
B. Critical path method provides a realistic approach to the daily problems
C. Critical path method avoids delays which are very common in bar chart
D. All of the above

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Question 295

In manufacturing management, the term 'Dispatching' is used to describe

A. Dispatch of sales order
B. Dispatch of factory mail
C. Dispatch of finished product of the user
D. Dispatch of work orders through shop floor

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Question 296

Time study is carried out

A. By finding all the significant informations regarding the job, work place and machine tool etc
B. By breaking up each operation into small elements which are measurable with the help of the measuring device accurately
C. By observing and recording the time taken by the operator for an operation
D. All of the above

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Question 297

The chart which gives an estimate about the amount of materials handling between various work stations is known as

A. flow chart
B. process chart
C. travel chart
D. operation chart

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Question 298

In time study, the rating factor is applied to determine

A. standard time of a job
B. merit rating of the worker
C. fixation of incentive rate
D. normal time of a worker

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Question 299

Bin card is used in

A. Administrative wing
B. Workshop
C. Foundry shop
D. Stores

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Question 300

In Lincoln plan (one type of group incentive plan), the amount of the profit which an employee receives in addition to the guaranteed basic pay/wages, is based on:

A. A standard rating system
B. A merit rating system
C. A job evaluation system
D. His individual performance

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Question 301

Work study is most useful

A. Where production activities are involved
B. In judging the rating of machines
C. In improving industrial relations
D. In judging the output of a man and improving it

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Question 302

The standard time for a job is

A. Total work content
B. Base time + relaxation time
C. Total work content + basic time
D. Total work content + delay contingency allowance

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Question 303

In micro-motion study, therblig is described by

A. A symbol
B. An event
C. An activity
D. Standard symbol and colour

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Question 304

Time study is used to

A. Determine standard costs
B. Determine the number of machines a person may run
C. Provide a basis for setting piece price or incentive wages
D. All of the above

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Question 305

In the Halsey 50-50 plan, the following are rewarded more

A. Past good workers
B. Past poor workers
C. Past average workers
D. All of the above

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Question 306

Gantt chart gives information about

A. Scheduling and routing
B. Sales
C. Production schedule
D. Machine utilization

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Question 307

Travel charts provide

A. An idea of the flow of materials at various stages
B. A compact estimate of the handling which must be done between various work sections
C. The information for changes required in rearranging material handling equipment
D. An approximate estimate of the handling which must be done at a particular station

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Question 308

Material handling and plant location is analysed by

A. Gantt chart
B. Bin chart
C. Emerson chart
D. Travel chart

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Question 309

The most important objective behind plant layout is

A. Overall simplification, safety of integration
B. Economy in space
C. Maximum travel time in plant
D. To provide conveniently located shops

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Question 310

In break even analysis, total cost consists of

A. fixed cost + sales revenue
B. variable cost + sales revenue
C. fixed cost + variable cost
D. fixed cost + variable cost + profit

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Question 311

When slack of an activity is negative

A. it represents a situation where extra resources are available and the completion of project is not delayed
B. it represents that a programme falls behind schedule and additional resources are required to complete the project in time
C. the activity is critical and any delay in its performance will delay the completion of whole project
D. all of the above

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Question 312

Pick up the correct statement. Dummy activity on a PERT/CPM chart means, it

A. Consumes time, but no resources
B. Consumes resources but no time
C. Consumes neither time nor resources
D. Is a dangling event

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Question 313

PERT is an event oriented technique.

A. Correct
B. Incorrect

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Question 314

In break-even analysis, total cost consists of

A. Fixed cost
B. Variable cost
C. Fixed cost + variable cost
D. Fixed cost + variable cost + overheads

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Question 315

The production scheduling is simpler and high volume of output and high labour efficiency are achieved in the case of

A. Product layout
B. Process layout
C. Fixed position layout
D. A combination of line and process layout

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Question 316

Work study is mainly aimed at

A. Determining the most efficient method of performing a job
B. Establishing the minimum time of completion of a job
C. Developing the standard method and standard time of a job
D. Economizing the motions involved on the part of the worker while performing a job

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Question 317

In crash program for a project

A. both direct and indirect costs, increase
B. indirect costs increase and direct costs decrease
C. direct costs increase and indirect costs decrease
D. cost is no criterion

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Question 318

Value' for value engineering and analysis purposes is defined as

A. Purchase value
B. Saleable value
C. Depreciated value
D. Function/cost

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Question 319

For ship vessel industry the following layout is best suited

A. Process layout
B. Product layout
C. Fixed position layout
D. Plant layout

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Question 320

Scheduling

A. Prescribes the sequence of operations to be followed
B. Determines the programme for the operations
C. Is concerned with starting of processes
D. Regulates the progress of job through various processes

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Question 321

Pick up the incorrect statement from the following

A. An activity of the project is denoted by an arrow on the net work
B. The tail of the arrow indicates the start of the activity
C. The head of the arrow indicates the end of the activity
D. The arrows are drawn (to scale from) left to right

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Question 322

Frederick W. Taylor introduced a system of working known as

A. Line organisation
B. Line and staff organisation
C. Functional organisation
D. Effective organisation

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Question 323

Pick up the incorrect statement from the following. A critical ratio scheduling

A. Establishes the relative priorities among various activities on a common basis
B. Determines the status of each activity
C. Adjusts automatically changes in activity progress
D. None of the above

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Question 324

O' on a PERT/CPM chart represents

A. An ordinary event
B. A significant event representing some milestone
C. An event to be transferred to other network chart
D. Dangling event

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Question 325

CPM requires

A. Single time estimate
B. Double time estimate
C. Triple time estimate
D. None of these

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Question 326

A critical activity has

A. Maximum slack
B. Minimum slack
C. Zero slack
D. Average slack

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Question 327

Work study is done with the help of

A. Process chart
B. Material handling
C. Stop watch
D. All of the above

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Question 328

Pick up the incorrect statement about advantages of work sampling

A. Permits a fine breakdown of activities and delays
B. Simultaneous study of many operators may be made by a single observer
C. Calculations are easier, method is economical and less time consuming
D. No time measuring devices are generally needed

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Question 329

In CPM, the cost slope is determined by

A. Crash cost/Normal Cost
B. (Crash Cost - Normal cost)/ (Normal time - Crash time)
C. Normal Cost/Crash cost
D. (Normal cost - Crash cost)/ (Normal time - Crash time)

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Question 330

Both Rowan plan and 50-50 Halsey plan will provide the same earning when the actual time is _________ the standard time.

A. One-fourth
B. One-half
C. Equal to
D. Twice

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Question 331

The interchangeability can be achieved by

A. Standardization
B. Better process planning
C. Bonus plan
D. Better product planning

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Question 332

In queuing theory, the nature of the waiting situation can be studied and analysed mathematically if

A. Complete details of items in, waiting line are known
B. Arrival and waiting times are known and can be grouped to form a waiting line model
C. All variables and constants are known and form a linear equation
D. The laws governing arrivals, service times, and the order in which the arriving units are taken into source are known

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