# Railways MCQ Questions & Answers

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

Question 1

A welded rail joint is generally

A. supported on a sleeper
B. supported on a metal plate
C. suspended
D. none of these.

Question 2

The rail section which is not used on Indian metre gauge tracks, is

A. 25 R
B. 30 R
C. 35 R
D. 40 R

Question 3

Maximum wheel base distance provided on Indian B.G. tracks, is

A. 4.096 m
B. 5.096 m
C. 6.096 m
D. 7.096 m

Question 4

Best wood for wooden sleepers is

A. chir
B. deodar
C. sal
D. teak

Question 5

On a straight railway track, absolute levels at point A on two rails are 100.550 m and 100.530 m and the absolute levels at point B 100 m apart are 100.585 m and 100.515 m respectively, the value of twist of rails per metre run, is

A. 0.4 mm
B. 0.5 mm
C. 0.7 mm
D. 0.8 mm

Question 6

The type of switch generally used for B.G. and M.G. tracks, is

A. articulated
B. undercut
C. over riding
D. straight cut.

Question 7

Rails are bent to correct curvature if the degree of curve, is more than

A. 1°
B. 2°
C. 3°
D. 4°

Question 8

A kink is made in stock rails, ahead of the toe of switch at a distance of

A. 10 cm
B. 15 cm
C. 20 cm
D. 30 cm

Question 9

Arrangement made to divert the trains from one track to another, is known as

A. railway point
B. railway crossing
C. turnout
D. railway junction

Question 10

Rail section first designed on Indian railways, was

C. flat footed
D. (a) and (b) simultaneously

Question 11

Wooden sleepers used on the girders of bridges, are generally made of

A. sal
B. chir
C. teak
D. deodar.

Question 12

Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

A. Fish plates fit the underside of the rail head
B. Fish plates fit the top of the rail foot
C. Fish plates fit the web of the rail section
D. Cross sectional area of fish plates, is normally the same as that of the rail section.

Question 13

Pot sleepers are in the form of

A. a number of bowls connected together with a tie bar
B. two bowls placed under each rail and connected together with a tie bar
C. two bowls placed under two rails and the one between the rails
D. none of these.

Question 14

Safe speed (V) on a curve of radius 970 metres provided with two transition curves on Board Gauge track, is

A. 112 km/hour
B. 122 km/hour
C. 132 km/hour
D. 142 km/hour

Question 15

In India the rails are manufactured by

A. open hearth process
B. duplex process
C. both (a) and (b)
D. neither (a) nor (b)

Question 16

A scissors cross-over consists of

A. two pairs of points, four acute angle crossings and two obtuse angle crossings
B. four pairs of points, four acute angle crossings and four obtuse angle crossings
C. four pairs of points, six acute angle crossings and two obtuse angle crossings
D. two pairs of points, six acute angle crossings and four obtuse angle crossings.

Question 17

Coal ash (or cinder) is used in initial stages of a new construction of railway for

A. wooden sleepers
B. steel sleepers
C. cast iron sleepers
D. none of these.

Question 18

Distance between the inner rail and check rail provided on sharp curve, is

A. 40 mm
B. 42 mm
C. 44 mm
D. 46 mm

Question 19

Distance between inner faces of the flanges, is kept

A. equal to the gauge distance
B. slightly less than the gauge distance
C. slightly more than the gauge distance
D. none of these.

Question 20

Bearing plates are used to fix

A. flat footed rails to the wooden sleepers
B. double headed rails to the wooden sleepers
C. bull headed rails to the wooden sleepers
D. flat footed rails to the cast iron sleepers

Question 21

If α is switch angle and R is radius of the turnout, the length of the tongue rail, is

A. R sin α
B. R tan α
C. R sin α/2
D. R tan α/2

Question 22

If a 0.7% upgrade meets a 0.65% downgrade at a summit and the permissible rate of change of grade per chain length is 0.10%, the length of the vertical curve, is

A. 10 chains
B. 12 chains
C. 14 chains
D. 16 chains

Question 23

If absolute levels of rails at the consecutive axles A, B, and C separated by 1.8 metres are 100.505 m, 100.530 m, and 100.525 m respectively, the unevenness of rails, is

A. 0.065 m
B. 0.055 m
C. 0.045 m
D. 0.035 m

Question 24

For flat bottom sleepers, maximum size of ballast, is

A. 50 mm
B. 40 mm
C. 33 mm
D. 25 mm

Question 25

Boxing of ballast is done

A. under rails
B. at the rails
C. in between two rails
D. in between two sleepers.

Question 26

Mr. W. Simms, the consulting Engineer to the Government of India recommended the gauge for Indian railways

A. 1.435 m as adopted in England
B. 1.800 m as per Indian conditions
C. 1.676 m as a compromise gauge
D. 1.000 m as a standard gauge

Question 27

Minimum depth of ballast prescribed of B.G. trunk lines of Indian Railways, is

A. 20 cm
B. 15 cm
C. 25 cm
D. 30 cm

Question 28

Rail joint supported on a single sleeper, is known

A. suspended rail joint
B. bridge rail joint
C. supported rail joint
D. square rail joint.

Question 29

The tread of wheels is provided an outward slope of

A. 1 in 10
B. 1 in 15
C. 1 in 20
D. 1 in 25

Question 30

For holding a rail in position, no chairs are used for

A. flat footed rails
D. both (a) and (b)

Question 31

Best ballast contains stones varying in size from

A. 1.5 cm to 3 cm
B. 2.0 cm to 4 cm
C. 2.0 cm to 5 cm
D. 2.5 cm to 6 cm

Question 32

The first Indian railway was laid in

A. 1775
B. 1804
C. 1825
D. 1853

Question 33

At a rail joint, the ends of adjoining rails, are connected with a pair of fish plates and

A. 2 fish bolts
B. 4 fish bolts
C. 6 fish bolts
D. 8 fish bolts

Question 34

Dimensions of a plate girder, are :

A. 851 mm x 851 mm
B. 255 mm x 254 mm
C. 851 mm x 254 mm
D. 551 mm x 254 mm

Question 35

To design a cross-over between parallel tracks, the required components are :

A. two switch, points, two acute angle crossings and two check rails
B. two switch points, two acute angle crossings and four check rails
C. two switch points, two acute angle crossings and six check rails
D. none of these.

Question 36

Overall depth of a dog spike, is

A. 120.6 mm
B. 155.90 mm
C. 135 mm
D. 150 mm

Question 37

The sleepers which satisfy the requirements of an ideal sleeper, are

A. cast iron sleepers
B. R.C.C. sleepers
C. steel sleepers
D. wooden sleepers.

Question 38

Coning of wheels

A. prevent lateral movement of wheels
B. provide smooth running of trains
C. avoid excessive wear of inner faces of rail
D. all the above.

Question 39

To prevent percolation of water into formation, moorum is used as a blanket for

A. black cotton soil
B. sandy soil
C. clayey soil
D. all the above.

Question 40

If D is distance between centres of two parallel track of gauge G, then, total length of cross-over (from the point of commencement to the point of termination) with an intermediate straight portion and N crossing, is given by

A. DN + G (N + 1 + N2)
B. DN + G (2N + 1 + N2)
C. DN + G (3N + 1 + N2)
D. DN + G (4N + l +N2)