Concrete Technology Questions and Answers – IS Codes Related to Cement and Concrete

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This set of Concrete Technology Questions and Answers for Freshers focuses on “IS Codes Related to Cement and Concrete”.

1. IS code for Specification for ordinary Portland cement, 33 grade?
a) IS 269:1989
b) IS 383:197
c) IS 455:1989
d) IS 456:2000
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Answer: a
Explanation: IS 269:1989 code is for specification for ordinary Portland cement of 33 grade. This standard covers the manufacture and chemical and physical requirements of ordinary Portland cement.

2. IS 457:1957 is for _____
a) Code of practice for general construction of plain and reinforced concrete for dams and other massive structures
b) Specification for Portland pozzolana cement flyash based
c) Specification for Portland pozzolana cement calcined clay based
d) Methods of test for pozzolanic materials
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Answer: a
Explanation: IS 457:1957 Code of practice for general construction of plain and reinforced concrete for dams and other massive structures.

3. IS 1489(Part 1):1991 is for ___________
a) Code of practice for general construction of plain and reinforced concrete for dams and other massive structures
b) Specification for Portland pozzolana cement Part 1 Flyash based
c) Specification for Portland-pozzolana cement: Part 2 Calcined clay based
d) Methods of test for pozzolanic materials
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Answer: b
Explanation: IS 1489(Part 1):1991 Specification for Portland pozzolana cement Part 1 Flyash based.
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4. IS 1489(Part 2):1991 is for ______________
a) Code of practice for general construction of plain and reinforced concrete for dams and other massive structures
b) Specification for Portland pozzolana cement Part 1 Flyash based
c) Specification for Portland-pozzolana cement: Part 2 Calcined clay based
d) Methods of test for pozzolanic materials
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Answer: c
Explanation: IS 1489(Part 2):1991 Specification for Portland-pozzolana cement: Part 2 Calcined clay based.

5. IS 1727:1967 is for ____________
a) Code of practice for general construction of plain and reinforced concrete for dams and other massive structures
b) Specification for Portland pozzolana cement Part 1 Fly ash based
c) Specification for Portland-pozzolana cement: Part 2 Calcined clay based
d) Methods of test for pozzolanic materials
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Answer: d
Explanation: IS 1727:1967 Methods of test for pozzolanic materials to the need of civil engineering.

6. IS 650:1991 is for _____________
a) Specification for standard sand for testing of cement
b) Methods of samplingand analysis of concrete
c) Specification for pozzolana cement
d) Methods of test for pozzolanicmaterials
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Answer: a
Explanation: IS 650:1991 Specification for standard sand for testing of cement to the need of civil engineering.

7. IS 1199:1959 is for __________
a) Specification for standard sand for testing of cement
b) Methods of samplingand analysis of concrete
c) Specification for Portland-pozzolana cement: Part 2 Calcined clay based
d) Methods of test for pozzolanicmaterials
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Answer: a
Explanation: IS 1199:1959 Methods of sampling and analysis of concrete to the need of civil engineering.
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