About Railway Engineering

Following are some of the multiple choice questions on the Railway Engineering with answers that will help the students in developing their knowledge.

Railway Engineering MCQ

1. First Train in India?

  • Delhi to Agra, 16th May 1651
  • Mumbai to Delhi, 23rd June 1748
  • Hyderabad to Chennai, 10th January 1892
  • Mumbai to Thane, 16th April 1853

2. The rail is designated by its

  • Length
  • Weight
  • Cross-section
  • Weight per unit length

3. What is a TOC?

  • Train Operating Company
  • Terrain Operating Company
  • Train Operating Carriage
  • Trams operating company

4. The main function of a fish plate is

  • To join the two rails together
  • To join rails with the sleeper
  • To allow rail to expand and contract freely
  • None of the above

5. One degree of curve is equivalent to

  • 1600/R
  • 1750/R
  • 1800/R
  • 1900/R

6. Rails are fixed on steel sleepers

  • By bearing plates
  • By dog spikes
  • By keys in lugs or jaws
  • None of these

7. The runway orientation is made so that landing and take off are

  • against the wind direction
  • along the wind direction
  • perpendicular to wind direction
  • none of these.

8. Pandrol clips cannot be used with

  • Wooden sleepers
  • Concrete sleepers
  • CST-9 sleepers
  • Steel trough sleepers

9. Rail section is generally designated by its

  • Area of its cross-section
  • Total weight
  • Total length
  • Weight per metre length

10. Metal sleepers are superior to wooden sleepers with respect to

  • Cost
  • Life
  • Track circuiting
  • Fastening

11. Standard size of wooden sleeper for Broad Gauge track is

  • 275x25x13 cm
  • 180x20x11.5 cm
  • 225x23x13 cm
  • 250x26x12 cm

12. What is Permanent way?

  • It is the path of immense strength
  • In short, it is combination of rails, sleepers, ballast and subgrade fitted together
  • Very strong railway of high tensile and compressive strength
  • there is no such thing

13. Effective length of a runway is the distance between

  • ends of the runway
  • point of intersection of the obstruction clearance line and the extended plane of the runway surface, and the other end of the runway
  • point of intersection of the glide path and the extended plane of the runway surface and the other end of the runway
  • ends of the clear way on either side.

14. Composite sleeper index determines

  • Number of sleepers per rail length
  • Suitability of wooden sleepers
  • Permissible stresses in steel sleepers
  • None of these

15. The height of the rail for 52 kg rail section is

  • 143 mm
  • 156 mm
  • 172 mm
  • 129 mm

16. The type of bearing plate used in all joints and on curves to give better bearing area to the rails is

  • flat mild steel bearing plate
  • mild steel canted bearing plate
  • cast iron anti creep bearing plate
  • none of the above

17. What does ORR stand for?

  • Office of Rail and Road
  • Office of Rail Regulation
  • Overall Response Rate
  • Office of Regulation Review

18. Bending of rail ends due to loose packing under a joint and loose fish Bolts, is known

  • Buckling
  • Hogging
  • Creeping
  • None of these

19. A Broad Gauge branch line takes off as a contrary flexure from a main line If the superelevation required for branch line is 10 mm and cant deficiency is 75 mm, the superelevation to be actually provided on the branch line will be

  • 10 mm
  • 64 mm
  • 85 mm
  • 65 mm

20. Minimum composite sleeper index pres-cried on Indian Railways for a track sleeper is

  • 552
  • 783
  • 1352
  • 1455

21. The cross-sectional area of 52 kg flat footed rail is

  • 6155 mm²
  • 6615 mm²
  • 7235 mm²
  • 7825 mm²

22. Switch angle depends oni) heel divergenceii) length of tongue railiii) flangeway clearanceiv) throw of switchThe correct answer is

  • (i) and (ii)
  • (ii) and (iii)
  • (iii) and (iv)
  • (i)and(iv)

23. The reception signal isi) outer signalii) home signaliii) starteriv) advanced starter The correct answer is

  • (i) and (ii)
  • (ii) and (iii)
  • (iii) and (iv)
  • (i)and(iv)

24. In a scissors cross-over, the crossings provided arei) 2 obtuse angle crossingsii) 4 obtuse angle crossingsiii) 4 acute angle crossingsiv) 6 acute angle crossings The correct answer is

  • (i) and (iii)
  • (i)and(iv)
  • (ii) and (iii)
  • (ii) and (iv)

25. Which of the following factors govern the choice of the gauge ?i) volume and nature of trafficii) speed of trainiii) physical features of the countryThe correct answer is

  • only (i)
  • both (i) and (ii)
  • both (ii) and (iii)
  • (i), (ii) and (iii)

26. The formation width for a railway track depends on thei) type of gaugeii) number of tracks to be laid side by sideiii) slope of sides of embankment or cutting The correct answer is

  • only (i)
  • both (i) and (ii)
  • both (i) and (iii)
  • (i), (ii) and (iii)

27. Study the following statements regarding creep.i) Creep is greater on curves than on tangent railway track,ii) Creep in new rails is more than that in old rails,iii) Creep is more on steep gradients than on level track. The correct answer is

  • only (i)
  • (i)and(ii)
  • (ii) and (iii)
  • (i), (ii) and (iii)

28. How many TOC's are there?

  • 23
  • 29
  • 31
  • 60

29. 1. When was the health and safety act introduced?

  • 1977
  • 1964
  • 1974
  • 1874

30. 1. Which of the following is a FOC?

  • DC Rail
  • Hull trains
  • Island line
  • Chiltern railways

31. A test used to determine modulus of subgrade is called:

  • CBR Test
  • Consolidation Test
  • Plate bearing test
  • Flexural strength test

32. The FAA classification of the airport is based on:

  • Length of Runway
  •  Function
  • Airport approach speed
  • Geometric design

33. Length of transition curve is calculate based on

  • rate of change of cant
  • rate of change of cant deficiency
  • cant gradient
  • All the above

34. If the ruling gradient is 1 in 250 on a particular sectionof B.G & at the same time a curve of 4 degree is situated on this ruling gradient, what should be the allowable ruling gradient?

  • 0.24%
  • 0.4%
  • 0.2%
  • 0.5%

35. The standard width of ballast for B.G. Track in Indian Railways is kept

  • 3.35 m
  • 3.5 m
  • 2.25 m
  • 2.5 m

36. The grade compensation on B.G. tracks on Indian Railways is

  • 0.02 %
  • 0.03 %
  • 0.04 %
  • 0.05 %

37. The rails get out of their original positions due to insufficient expansion gap. This phenomenon is known

  • hogging
  • buckling
  • creeping
  • none of these

38. The main advantage of a cement concrete sleeper, is :

  • its heavy weight which improves the track modulus
  • its capacity to maintain gauge
  • its suitability for track circuiting
  • all the above.

39. If sleeper density is M + 7 for 13 m rails, the minimum depth of ballast under wooden sleepers (25 cm x 13 cm), is

  • 15 cm
  • 20 cm
  • 25 cm
  • 30 cm

40. The gradient on which an additional engine is required to negotiate the gradient, is called

  • momentum gradient
  • pusher gradient
  • ruling gradient
  • steep gradient.

41. How many number of sleepers are required in 800 km of B.G. track if expression of sleeper density is n+8

  • 1300 or 1315
  • 1200 or 1250
  • 1140 or 1135
  • 800 or 840

42. Rail joint supported on a single sleeper, is known

  • Suspended rail joint
  • Bridge Rail Joint
  • Supported Rail Joint
  • Welded Rail Joint

43. Width of the top portion of a flat footed, rail, is

  • 69.85 mm
  • 63.50 mm
  • 66.77 mm
  • None of the given

44. The .................plates are used to join one rail to other rail

  • Bearing plate
  • Fish Plate
  • Chairs
  • Spikes

45. AMG track has a sleeper density of n+6 if the track is laid with rails of 15m length. find the number of sleepers under one rail length

  • 18
  • 21
  • 20
  • 19

46. Gauge length(m) of B.G. is:

  • 1.767
  • 1.568
  • 1.676
  • 1.000
  • 1.455

47. In context of railway engineering, Fish Plate is

48. Gauge length(m) of N.G. is:

  • .525
  • .650
  • .500
  • .762
  • 1.050

49. Requirements of Ideal P-Way

  • Correct Gauge
  • Proper level of Rails
  • Many shops at platform
  • Correct Alignment
  • Improper Drainage

50. Factors affecting selection of gauge are:

  • Traffic volume
  • Cost
  • Station Master
  • Development of Area
  • Topographical Features of Area

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