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### GATE 2017-2018 :: GATE Civil

1. The estimate of obtained using Simpson's rule with three-point function evaluation exceeds the exact value by
2.  A. 0.235 B. 0.068 C. 0.024 D. 0.012   3. The annual precipitation data of a city is normally distributed with mean and standard deviation as 1000 mm and 200 mm, respectively. The probability that the annual precipitation will be more than 1200 mm is
4.  A. < 50% B. 50% C. 75% D. 100%   5. The infinite series 1 + x + x2/2! + x3/3! + x4/4! + ... corresponds to
6.  A. sec x B. ex C. cos x D. 1 + sin2x   7. The Poisson's ratio is defined as
8.  A. |axial stress/lateral stress| B. |lateral strain/axial strain| C. |lateral stress/axial stress| D. |axial strain/lateral strain|   9. The following statements are related to bending of beams:
I The slope of the bending moment diagram is equal to the shear force.
II The slope of the shear force diagram is equal to the load intensity.
III The slope of the curvature is equal to the flexural rotation.
IV The second derivative of the deflection is equal to the curvature.
The only FALSE statement is
10.  A. I B. II C. III D. IV   11. As per IS 456:2000, in the Limit State Design of a flexural member, the strain in reinforcing bars under tension at ultimate state should not be less than
12.  A. fy/Es B. fy/Es + 0.002 C. fy/1.15 Es D. fy/1.15 Es + 0.002   13. Which one of the following is categorised as a long-term loss of prestress in a prestressed concrete member?
14.  A. Loss due to elastic shortening B. Loss due to friction C. Loss due to relaxation of strands D. Loss due to anchorage slip   15. In a steel plate with bolted connections, the rupture of the net section is a mode of failure under
16.  A. tension B. compression C. flexure D. shear   17. The ratio of the theoretical critical buckling load for a column with fixed ends to that of another column with the same dimensions and material, but with pinned ends, is equal to
18.  A. 0.5 B. 1.0 C. 2.0 D. 4.0   19. The effective stress friction angle of a saturated, cohesionless soil is 380. The ratio of shear stress to normal effective stress on the failure plane is
20.  A. 0.781 B. 0.616 C. 0.488 D. 0.438   