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Q.1) (A) Write four differences between each of the following in the
form of columns : [4x2=08]
(1) Roads - Railways
(2) Surveying - Levelling
(B) What is meant by Infrastructure Development ? Explain
various activities involved with an example (sketch). [1+3=04]
(C) State two applications of : [2+2=04]
(1) Transportation Engineering
(2) Quantity Surveying
(D) Briefly mention the role of Civil Engineering for the branch
of Chemical Engineering. [02]
Q.2) (A) With a neat sketch, explain role of Civil Engineering for a
new hydroelectric power plant set up. [04]
(B) Write two applications of : [08]
(1) Earthquake Engineering
(2) Fluid Mechanics
(3) Structural Engineering
(4) Environmental Engineering
(C) State the significance and need of Infrastructure Development.
Enlist the works and activities to be undertaken for Infrastructure
Development. Give practical example. [06]
Q.3) (A) State two principles of Surveying. Explain the need of any
one of them with neat sketch or sketches. [05]
(B) Write notes on : [06]
(1) Open Cross Staff
(2) Types of Bearings Based on Meridian
(Draw sketches also)
(C) A clockwise triangular traverse is an equilateral triangle with
back bearing of line CA = 149o 30'. Find F. B. and B. B.
of lines AB, BC and CA. Give your answer in tabular form.
Show all calculations. [05]
Q.4) (A) State the need of sign conventions for maps. Draw six standard
sign conventions and name them. [04]
(B) Write a note on types of Offsets. Draw relevant sketch. [04]
(C) Observed bearings for a closed compass traverse are given in
the table. Determine : [08]
(1) Stations affected by Local Attraction
(2) Interior Angles of Traverse and
(3) Corrected bearings of all lines of Traverse. Show all
calculations and usual check.
Line F. B. B. B.
AB 93o 00
268o 00'
BC 37o 30' 220o 00'
CD 260o 00
80o 00'
DA 160o 00
342o 30'
Q.5) (A) Draw neat labelled sketch of Dumpy Level. [04]
(B) Knowing that point A has R.L. of 340.560m and reading on
it is 0.775m, determine rise or fall of next station B on which
reading from the same level position is taken as 1.225m. Hence
find its R.L. Write the formulae involved. [04]
(C) State four characteristic of Contours with sketches. [04]
(D) State one application of : [04]
(1) Digital Planimeter
(2) G.P.S.
(3) G.I.S.
(4) Digital Theodolite
Q.6) (A) State four uses of Contour Maps with sketches. [04]
(B) State two uses of : [04]
(1) Geographical Information System
(2) Electronic Total Station
(C) The first reading in a levelling work was taken on a point
of R.L. 370.560 meters and successive readings taken were
recorded as : 2.490, 3.170, 1.455, 2.640, 2,190, 3.180 and 1.080.
If dumpy level was shifted after second reading, enter the
readings in appropriate columns for rise and fall method,
calculate R.L. of remaining stations and show arithmetical check. [08]
Q.7) (A) Write three differences between : [09]
(1) P.C.C. – R.C.C.
(2) Dead Loads – Live Loads
(3) Natural Sand – Artificial Sand
(B) Draw neat sketch of elevation of un-plastered brick wall. Why
vertical joints should not be continuous in it ? State clearly. [03]
(C) Write the steps in cast-in-situ concreting. (Do not explain) [04]
(D) State four functions of Building Foundation. [02]
Q.8) (A) Draw plan and elevation of a trapezoidal combined column
footing. State the situations when it is used. [04]
(B) State two uses of : [04]
(1) Sand
(2) P.C.C.
(3) Stones
(4) R.C.C.
(C) Write a note on Pre-stressed Concrete, its types and uses. [04]
(D) State two types of windows and their specific applications.
Also state two types of doors and their specific applications. [04]
(E) Show friction pile in a neat sketch. [02]
Q.9) (A) Write notes on : [08]
(1) Necessity of Building Bylaws
(2) Privacy as Planning Principle
Draw sketches wherever possible.
(B) State the objectives of : [04]
(1) Land Acquisition Act, 1894
(2) Environment Protection Act, 1986
(C) On a plot of 12m
20m, a bungalow is constructed with
ground floor area 80m2. Find F.S.I. utilized. If all margins are
2m each, find maximum ground coverage. [04]
Q.10) (A) Explain the following with neat sketches : [06]
(1) Roominess
(2) Open Spaces and Setback Distance
(B) Define : [05]
Carpet Area, F.S.I., Built up Area, Ground Coverage and Plinth.
(C) Explain with sketch or example five factors you will consider
for selecting a plot for residential building. [05]
Q.11) (A) State the meaning and examples of Biotic and Abiotic Factors
of the Environment. [04]
(B) State four advantages of Non-conventional Sources of Energy. [04]
(C) State four drawbacks or disadvantages of Conventional Energy
Sources. [04]
(D) Enlist the sources of Air Pollution. State two effective ways
to control or abate air pollution. [04]
Q.12) (A) Explain the effect of exploitation of Conventional Energy
Sources on the Natural Environment. [04]
(B) State the ill-effects of Noise Pollution on Humans. [04]
(C) Write notes on : [08]
(1) Solid Waste Disposal
(2) Sources and Effects of Water Pollution

Q.1) (A) 21st Century is the era of interdisciplinary engineering. Explain
the statement. [06]
(B) Write a brief note on following and give practical application : [06]
(1) Environmental Engineering
(2) Geotechnical Engineering
(C) Enlist and briefly explain the infrastructural facilities that are
to be provided in a locality for its development. (Any 4). [04]
Q.2) (A) Define the term ‘GAUGE’ and show this with the help of a
sketch. Also, state the various types of gauges with their
dimensions. [06]
(B) Differentiate between the following w.r.t. any 3 points : [06]
(1) Estimation and Valuation
(2) Flexible Pavement and Rigid Pavement
(C) Enumerate the functions, a Civil Engineer has to perform in
construction of dams. [04]
Q.3) (A) Write notes on : [06]
(1) Raft Foundation
(2) Settlement of Foundation
(B) Discuss how smart-materials can be used in construction ? [06]
(C) What are Deep Foundations ? What is the difference between
End Bearing Pile and Friction Pile ? [04]
Q.4) (A) What are the different types of steel sections used in
construction ? Explain in brief. [06]
(B) Compare Load Bearing, Framed Structure and Composite
Structure. [06]
(C) Write a note on Recycling of Materials. [04]
Q.5) (A) Explain the following : [06]
(1) Change Point
(2) Back Sight Reading
(3) Intermediate Sight Reading
(4) Fore Sight Reading
(5) Height of Instrument
(6) GTS Bench Mark
(B) Briefly explain the following instruments : [04]
(1) Digital Theodolite
(2) Digital Planimeter
(C) Following staff readings were observed on a continuously
sloping ground, along the centre line of a road, with the help
of a dumpy level and 4m levelling staff at 20m interval. The
first reading was taken on starting point of road having R.L.
300.000m. 0.420, 1.660, 2.880, 0.580, 1.385, 2.190, 2.995 and
(1) Enter the readings in a page of level book.
(2) Find R.L’s by Rise and Fall Method, apply usual checks.
(3) Determine Longitudinal Gradient of the Road. [08]
Q.6) (A) Show following features in contour maps. Show minimum
four contour lines for each : [04]
(1) Vertical Cliff (with contour interval 0.5m)
(2) Valley Line with contour interval 2m (min. R.L. = 340m)
(B) State the principle on which E.D.M. works. Also give two
practical applications. [04]
(C) Explain the terms G.I.S. and G.P.S. Also state their applications
in Civil Engineering. [04]
(D) The levelling work was conducted between T.B.M. ‘A’
(R.L. 508.905M) and T.B.M. ‘B’ (R.L. 500.690M)
The readings taken were :
0.750, 1.780, 2.935, 3.410, 0.425, 3,685, 0.680 and 2.975
The instrument was shifted after 4th and 6th reading. Book
the entries in tabular form, reduce the levels and exercise the
arithmetic check. (Solve by Collimation Plane Method) [06]
Q.7) (A) Explain with a neat sketch : Nitrogen Cycle. [2+4=06]
(B) Enlist any 4 methods of carrying out EIA. Explain with a
neat sketch : Overlays Method. [2+4=06]
(C) Explain in detail : Compositing as a Technique for Management
of Solid Waste. [06]
Q.8) (A) Enlist any 4 natural resources. Explain in detail, the necessity
of conserving natural resources. [2+4=06]
(B) Explain in detail, adverse environmental impacts of the solid
(C) Explain with a neat sketch, any two of the following : [2x3=06]
(1) Grassland Ecosystem
(2) Desert Ecosystem
(3) Ocean Ecosystem
Q.9) (A) Enlist any 8 principles of Planning. Explain in detail : Economy
and Orientation as Principles of Planning. [4+2+2=08]
(B) On a plot of size 24 m 35 m, the shorter side is facing
the main road. If front margin is 3M and all other margins being
2m each, calculate the possible construction on each of the
floors of a G + 2 storeyed building, if full ground coverage
(after sparing the margins) is intended. Assume equal construction
on 1st and 2nd floor. FSI allowed in the area is 1.5. [08]
Q.10) (A) State and explain in detail, any 4 guidelines to be used for
achieving green buildings. [4x2=08]
(B) A plot owner proposed G + 1 construction with 225 m2 on
each floor, on a plot of size 20m 25m. If all margins are
2.5m and FSI allowed is 1.0, calculate additional construction
possible on the plot. If maximum possible construction is to
be made on the ground floor (after sparing the margins),
calculate the possible additional construction on ground floor
and first floor, if any. [08]
Q.11) (A) Explain in detail, 4 causes of Air Pollution and enlist 4 sources
of Air Pollution. [4+2=06]
(B) Enlist any 4 remedial measures to abate Land Pollution. Explain
any one in detail. [2+4=06]
(C) Enlist any 4 non-industrial sources of Noise. Comment on any
one of them in brief. [2+2=04]
Q.12) (A) “As far as possible, we should utilize non-conventional energy
sources.” Explain the above statement. [06]
(B) Write a detailed note on : Water Pollution. [06]
(C) Explain in detail various possible measures to control Noise
Pollution. [04]

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