Geotechnical Engineering MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Geotechnical Engineering MCQ - Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

Our 1000+ multiple choice questions and answers (MCQs) on "Geotechnical Engineering - I (Soil Mechanics)" (along with 1000+ MCQs on "Geotechnical Engineering - II (Foundation Engineering)") focuses on all chapters of Geotechnical Engineering covering 200+ topics. One can read MCQs on Geotechnical Engineering - II (Foundation Engineering) here. You should practice these MCQs for 1 hour daily for 2-3 months. This way of systematic learning will prepare you easily for Geotechnical Engineering - I (Soil Mechanics) exams, contests, online tests, quizzes, MCQ-tests, viva-voce, interviews, and certifications.

Geotechnical Engineering - I Multiple Choice Questions Highlights

- 1000+ Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) in Geotechnical Engineering - I with a detailed explanation of every question.
- These MCQs cover theoretical concepts, true-false(T/F) statements, fill-in-the-blanks and match the following style statements.
- These MCQs also cover numericals as well as diagram oriented MCQs.
- These MCQs are organized chapterwise and each Chapter is futher organized topicwise.
- Every MCQ set focuses on a specific topic of a given Chapter in Geotechnical Engineering - I Subject.

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– Students who wish to sharpen their knowledge of Geotechnical Engineering Subject.
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- Anyone preparing for entrance examinations and other competitive examinations.
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Geotechnical Engineering - I Chapters

Here's the list of chapters on the "Geotechnical Engineering - I" subject covering 100+ topics. You can practice the MCQs chapter by chapter starting from the 1st chapter or you can jump to any chapter of your choice.

  1. Preliminary Definitions and Relationships
  2. Index Properties Determination
  3. Classification of Soils
  4. Soil Structure and Clay Minerology
  5. Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses
  6. Permeability
  7. Well Hydraulics
  8. Seepage Analysis
  9. Drainage and Dewatering
  10. Elements of Elasticity
  11. Stress Distribution
  12. One Dimensional Consolidation
  13. Compaction
  14. Shear Strength

1. Preliminary Definitions and Relationships

The section contains multiple choice questions and answers on void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, density index, relative compaction, soil as three phase system, functional relationships and uniform spheres packing.

  • Soil as Three Phase System
  • Void Ratio, Porosity and Degree of Saturation
  • Density Index and Relative Compaction
  • Functional Relationships – 1
  • Functional Relationships – 2
  • Packing of Uniform Spheres
  • 2. Index Properties Determination

    The section contains questions and answers on sedimentation analysis, consistency of soils, water content, sieve analysis, particle size distribution, clays sensitivity and thixotropy, liquid determination, collapsible soils, shrinkage limit, pipette and hydrometer method.

  • Water Content
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Sedimentation Analysis
  • Pipette Method
  • Hydrometer Method
  • Particle Size Distrubution Curve
  • Consistency of Soils
  • Determination of Liquid and Plastic Limits
  • Shrinkage Limit
  • Determination of in-situ Density
  • Activity of Clays
  • Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clays
  • Collapsible Soils
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    3. Classification of Soils

    The section contains MCQs on particle size classification, textural classification, unified and indian standard classification.

  • Specific Surface
  • Particle Size Classification
  • Textural Classification
  • Unified Soil Classification
  • Indian Standard Classification
  • 4. Soil Structure and Clay Minerology

    The section contains multiple choice questions and answers on honey comb structure as well as soil structure, structures like single grained, flocculent, dispersed and honey comb, atomic and molecule bonds and clay minerals.

  • Soil Structure
  • Solid Particles in Soil
  • Atomic and Molecule Bonds
  • Interparticle Force in a Soil Mass
  • Single Grained and Honey Comb Structure
  • Flocculent and Dispersed Structures
  • Clay Minerals
  • 5. Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses

    The section contains questions and answers on capillary water and its potential, frost action, capillary siphoning, swelling of soil and stress conditions in soil.

  • Modes of Occurences of Water in Soil
  • Capillary Water
  • Capillary Tension, Capillary Potential and Soil Suction
  • Shrinkage and Swelling of Soil
  • Slaking of Clay and Bulking of Sand
  • Frost Action
  • Stress Condition in Soil :Effective and Actual Pressure
  • Capillary Siphoning
  • 7. Well Hydraulics

    The section contains multiple choice questions and answers on dupuits theory, recuperation test, pumping in and pumping out tests.

  • Steady Flow to a Well : Dupuits Theory
  • Pumping In and Pumping Out Tests – 1
  • Pumping In and Pumping Out Tests – 2
  • Interference among Wells
  • Recuperation Test
  • 8. Seepage Analysis

    The section contains questions and answers on seepage pressure, flow net application, laplace equation, khoslas theory, phreatic line of earth dam with and without filter.

  • Head, Gradient and Potential
  • Seepage Pressure and Upward Flow – 1
  • Seepage Pressure and Upward Flow – 2
  • Two Dimensional Flow : Laplace Equation
  • Application of Flow Net
  • Seepage through Anisotropic Soil
  • Phreatic Line of an Earth Dam
  • Phreatic Line of an Earth Dam with No Filter
  • Khoslas Theory
  • 9. Drainage and Dewatering

    The section contains MCQs on shallow and deep well system, electro-osmosis method, seepage analysis, well point system and protective filters.

  • Shallow and Deep Well System
  • Vacuum and Electro-osmosis Method
  • Well Point System
  • Seepage Analysis
  • Protective Filters
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    10. Elements of Elasticity

    The section contains multiple choice questions and answers on stress state at point, equilibrium and boundary condition equations, strain components and compatibility equations, hookes law and stress functions.

  • State of Stress at a Point
  • Equilibrium Equations
  • Strain Components and Compatibility Equations
  • Boundary Condition Equations
  • Generalised Hooke’s Law
  • Stress Functions
  • 11. Stress Distribution

    The section contains questions and answers on stresses, boussinesq equations, pressure distribution diagrams, vertical pressure, equivalent point load method, newmark’s influence chart, contact pressure, triangular loadings, vertical and horizontal pressure.

  • Stresses due to Self Weight
  • Boussinesq Equations
  • Pressure Distribution Diagrams
  • Vertical Pressure – 1
  • Vertical Pressure – 2
  • Equivalent Point Load Method
  • Newmark’s Influence Chart
  • Contact Pressure
  • Vertical and Horizontal Pressure
  • Triangular Loadings
  • 13. Compaction

    The section contains multiple choice questions and answers on effect of compaction on soil properties, field compaction test, harvard miniature compaction test, jodhpur mini compactor and standard proctor test.

  • Compaction Introduction
  • Standard Proctor Test
  • Modified Proctor Test and Harvard Miniature Compaction Test
  • The Dietert, Abbot Compaction Test and Jodhpur Mini Compactor Test
  • Field Compaction Test
  • Factors Affecting Compaction
  • Effect of Compaction on Soil Properties
  • 14. Shear Strength

    The section contains questions and answers on mohrs stress circle as well as coulomb failure theory, shear test and also tri axial compression test, unconfined compression test.

  • Mohrs Stress Circle
  • Mohr – Coulomb Failure Theory
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Tri Axial Compression Test
  • Unconfined Compression Test
  • Shear Strength of Cohesive Soil
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