Transportation Engineering MCQ (Highways, Airports and Harbours) are given below:


Q1. An Assistant Engineer directly controls

(a) Junior Engineer 

(b) Works Assistants

(c) Skilled

(d) Executive Engineer


Ans: (a) Junior Engineer 

Q2. The officer of public works department who is mainly responsible for execution of works is

(a) Junior Engineer

(b) Executive Engineer

(c) Asstt. Engineer

(d) All of the above


Ans: (b) Executive Engineer

Q3. If the difference of an edge of the pavement (18 m wide) and its crown is 30 cm, then the camber in the pavement is

(a) 1 in 10 

(b) 1 in 20

(c) 1 in 30

(d) 1 in 60


Ans: (b) 1 in 20

Q4. The road length per hundred square kilometres in India is

(a) 10-15 km 

(b) 35-50 km

(c) 100-150 km

(d) 200-250 km


Ans: (b) 35-50 km

Q5. As per I.R.C. the camber on cement concrete road should be

(a) 1 in 60 to 72

(b) 1 in 45 to 60

(c) 1 in 20 to 24

(d) 1 in 12 to 16


Ans: (a) 1 in 60 to 72

Q6. The highest point on a carriage way is known as

(a) Crown 

(b) Camber

(c) Superelevation

(d) Gradient


Ans: (a) Crown 

Q7. The recommended safe co-efficient of friction is

(a) 1.5 

(b) 0.15

(c) 1/15

(d) 15


Ans: (b) 0.15

Q8. Camber in the road is povided for

(a) Effective drainage

(b) Counteracting the centrifugal force

(c) Having proper sight distance

(d) All the above


Ans: (a) Effective drainage

Q9. The rate or rise of fall or a road along its alignment is known as

(a) Gradient

(b) Camber

(d) Super elevation

(c) Side slope


Ans: (a) Gradient

Q10. The minimum land width required for National and State Highways in built-up-area should be

(a) 30.5 m

(b) 24.4 m

(c) 15.5 m

(d) 46 m


Ans: (b) 24.4 m

Q11. The portion of the road for high speed vehicles is known as

(a) Motor way

(b) Express way

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) Carriage way


Ans: (c) Both (a) and (b)

Q12. A junction so designed that traffic streams are divided to enable them to pass over or under each other is called

(a) Sub-way 

(b) Loop-road

(c) Fly-over

(d) By-pass road


Ans: (c) Fly-over

Q13. The number of vehicles using the road per hour during peak periods and the average of several peak days is called

(a) Traffic volume

(b) Traffic density

(c) Traffic rate

(d) Traffic plan


Ans: (b) Traffic density

Q14. An underground passage used by pedestrains, vehicular traffic, etc., is called

(a) Sub-way

(b) Service road

(c) Drive way

(d) Fly-over


Ans: (a) Sub-way

Q15. Which one of the following is taken into consideration for computing traffic capacity per lane of the highway?  (IES 2007)

(a) Passenger cars and light vehicles 

(b) Trucks and buses

(c) Two-wheelers

(d) Equivalent of passenger cars


Ans: (d) Equivalent of passenger cars

Q16. A portion of the traffic way that is used by the pedestrains only is called

(a) Foot path

(b) Side walk

(c) Foot way

(d) Any of the above


Ans: (d) Any of the above

Q17. A portion of the traffic way or roadway used by the pedal bicyclists only is called

(a) Cycle street

(b) Cycle track

(c) Cycle road

(d) Carriage way


Ans: (b) Cycle track

Q18. A road connecting one town with another is called a

(a) Highway

(b) Main road

(c) Trunk road

(d) Country road


Ans: (a) Highway

Q19. A road within a town is called

(a) Trunk road

(b) Country road

(c) Carriage

(d) Street


Ans: (d) Street

Q20. The portion of the road surface, which is used by the vehicular traffic is known as

(a) Carriage way 

(b) Shoulder

(c) Express way

(d) All of the above


Ans: (a) Carriage way 




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