Category: Railway Engineering – MCQ

# Track Geometry – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Track Geometry – MCQ

1. Track geometry includes

a) Cross-sectional elements
c) Curves
d) All of these

d) All of these

2. Usually, the width of right of way of a track is

a) 3 m
b) 4 m
c) 5.5 m
d) 10 m

c) 5.5 m

3. The top width of a track embankment is known as

a) Formation width
c) Right of Way
d) None of the above

a) Formation width

4. Minimum formation width in embankment as recommended by Indian Railway Board in single track is

a) 5.5 m
b) 6.1 m
c) 10.1 m
d) 10.7 m

b) 6.1 m

5. The recommended side slope for track embankment is

a) 2 : 1
b) 1.5 : 1
c) 1 : 1
d) None of these.

a) 2 : 1

6. Grade compensation recommended for B.G on Indian railway is

a) 0.01
b) 0.02
c) 0.03
d) 0.04

d) 0.04

7. The gradient which requires one or more locomotives for pulling the train up the track is called

8. Maximum permissible value of superelevation on Indian railways for B.G is

a) 76.2 mm
b) 100 mm
c) 140 mm
d) 167.6 mm

d) 167.6 mm

9. Permissible value of cant deficiency for Broad Gauge for speed up to 100 km/h is

a) 76 mm
b) 71 mm
c) 38 mm
d) 10 mm

a) 76 mm

10. The limiting value of cant deficiency for broad gauge in Indian railways is

a) 38 mm
b) 51 mm
c) 76 mm
d) 100 mm

100 mm

[ When the speed is geater than 100 km/h]

Railway Stations and Yards – MCQ

Point and Crossing – MCQ

# Permanent Way – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Permanent Way – MCQ

1. Permanent track is regarded to be

a) Semi elastic in nature.
b) Elastic in nature.
c) Rigid in nature.
d) Semi-rigid in nature.

a) Semi elastic in nature

2. The track should be constructed and maintained keeping the requirement of a permanent way to achieve

a) High speed.
b) Better riding quality.
c) Less future maintenance.
d) All the above.

d) All the above.

3. Gauge of railway track is

a) The clear distance between inner faces of two track rails.
b) The distance between outer faces of two track rails.
c) The distance between inner face of one rail and outer face of another rail of the track.
d) None of the above.

a) The clear distance between inner faces of two track rails.

4. In India the width of narrow gauge is

a) 1.676 m.
b) 1.0 m.
c) 0.762 m.
d) 0.610 m.

c) 0.762 m.

5. The selection of a particular gauge depends upon

a) Cost of construction.
b) Volume and nature of traffic.
c) Speed of movement.
d) All the above.

d) All the above.

6. On curved tracks, superelevation is maintained by __ and the formation is levelled.

a) Sleepers.
b) Ballast.
c) Soil.
d) Rails.

b) Ballast.

7. The combination of rails, fitted on sleepers and resting on ballast and subgrade is called ____

a) Right of way.
b) Permanent way.
c) Carriageway.
d) None.

b) Permanent way

8. Wheels of trains are coned at a slope of _____.

a) 1 in 10
b) 1 in 15
c) 1 in 20
d) 1 in 30

c) 1 in 20

Wheels of trains are coned at a slope of 1 in 20.

9. Which are the components of permanent way

b) Ballast
c) Rails
d) Fixture
e) All the above
f) Option (a), (b) and (c), but not (d).

e) All the above

10. In U.K the width of narrow gauge is

a) 1.676 m
b) 1.0 m
c) 0.762 m
d) 0.610 m

c) 0.762 m

What is the Permanent way In Railway

Railway Ballast – MCQ

Rails – MCQ

# Rails – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Rails – MCQ

1. Which type of rail is mostly used in railway track

c) Flat foot rails
d) None

c) Flat foot rails

Read More: Different Types of Rails

2. The tensile strength of a rail used in railway track should not be less than

a) 42 kg/mm2
b) 52 kg/mm2
c) 62 kg/mm2
d) 72 kg/mm2

d) 72 kg/mm2

3. The rail whose head and foot have the same dimensions is known as

a) Dumb-bell rail
b) Flat footed rail
d) None

a) Dumb-bell rail

4. Selection of rail for a particular track depends upon

a) Speed of train
b) Gauge of the track
c) Axle load and nature of traffic
d) All the above

d) All the above

5. The weight of rail used in Indian B.G is

a) 44.7 kg
b) 24.8 kg
c) 30.5 kg
d) None of these

a) 44.7 kg

6. The rails which get bent down and deflected at ends due to battering action of wheels are called

a) Corrugated rails
b) Kinks in rails
c) Hogged rails
d) Roaring rails

c) Hogged rails

7. When the rail ends rest on a single sleeper, it is termed as

a) Base joint
b) Suspended joint
c) Bridge joint
d) Supported joint

d) Supported joint

8. When the track has gone out of its original alignment due to prevention of expansion of rails in hot weather, then the rails are said to have

a) Hogged
b) Corrugated
c) Buckled
d) None of these

c) Buckled

9. The longitudinal movements of rails in a track is known as

a) Wear of rails
b) Creep of rails
c) Buckling of rails
d) Hogging of rails

b) Creep of rails

10. When the rail ends are projected beyond sleepers and are carried by a bridge plate, it is termed as

a) Base joint
b) Supported joint
c) Staggered joint
d) Bridge joint

d) Bridge joint

11. Anticreepers are used to prevent _____ of rails

a) Creep
b) Wear
c) Corrugation
d) None

a) Creep

Railway Signalling – MCQ

Point and Crossing – MCQ

# Railway Signalling – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Railway Signalling – MCQ

1. Which signal gives permission to the train for leaving the platform

a) Semaphore Signal
b) Warner Signal
c) Starter signal
d) None of these

c) Starter signal

2. Which is the following component of a semaphore signals

a) Movable arm
b) Crank rod
c) Spectacle frame
d) All of these

d) All of these

3. Which signals are used in shunting operations for low-speed movement

a) Semaphore Signal
b) Warner Signal
c) Starter signal
d) Disc signal

d) Disc signal

4. Disc or ground signal is also known as

a) Starter signal
b) Shunting signal
c) Warner Signal
d) None of these

b) Shunting signal

5. Which signals are provided when the sight of the main signal is not continuously visible due to the presence of tunnel, bridge, or other things?

a) Calling-on signals
b) Routing signals
c) Co-acting signals
d) None

c) Co-acting signals

6. When various signals are fixed on the same verticle post, they are known as the

a) Repeating system
b) Co-acting signals
c) Calling-on signals
d) Routing signals

d) Routing signals

7. In the whistle indicator, which colors are used for the background and for the letter?

a) Yellow, Red
b) Yellow, Blue
c) Yellow, Black
d) White, Black

c) Yellow, Black

8. In the railway, the yellow light indicates

a) Stop
b) Proceed
c) Proceed cautiously
d) Proceed at high speed

c) Proceed cautiously

9. In the railway, the green light indicates

a) Stop
b) Proceed
c) Proceed cautiously
d) None

b) Proceed

10. The railway whistle was invented by

a) George Stephenson
b) Richard Trevithick
c) William Robinson
d) Wilhelm Jakobs

a) George Stephenson

The railway whistle was invented by George Stephenson

Railway Sleepers – MCQ

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Traffic Signs

9 Objectives of Railway Signalling

# Railway Stations & Yards – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Railway Stations & Yards – MCQ

1. A place on the railway line at which “permission to approach” and “authority to proceed” is granted which is known as

a) Block station
b) Junction station
c) Non-block station
d) Terminal station

a) Block station

2. A station where a branch line joins a main line is known as

a) Terminal Station
b) Block station
c) Junction station
d) Non-block station

c) Junction station

a) Passenger bogie yard
b) Locomotive yard
c) Marshalling yard
d) Good yard

d) Good yard

4. Flat stations are

a) Terminal Station
b) Block station
c) Non-block station
d) Junction station

b) Block station

5. The yard where trains are received, sorted out, new trains formed and despatch called

a) Passenger bogie yard
b) Good yard
c) Marshalling yard
d) Locomotive yard

c) Marshalling yard

6. Hump yard is a type of

a) Good yard
b) Marshalling yard
c) Locomotive yard
d) None

b) Marshalling yard

7. The gravitational yard is a type of __ yard

a) Passenger yard
b) Locomotive yard
c) Marshalling yard
d) None

c) Marshalling yard

8. Non-block stations are also called ___

a) Class ‘D’
b) flag
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None

c) Both (a) and (b)

9. The minimum signal requirement for class ‘C’ station is

a) Only, home signal
b) Only, warner signal
c) Both home and warner signal
d) None of these

c) Both home and warner signal

10. The selected place on a railway line where trains halt for exchange of passengers, goods and for control of train movement is called a

Railway Station

Point & Crossing – MCQ

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Facilities Required at Railway Stations

Types of Railway Platforms

# Point & Crossing – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Point & Crossing – MCQ

1. The tapered movable rail which is attached at or near one end of a running rail is called

a) Tongue rail
c) Stock rail
d) Point rail

a) Tongue rail

2. The bent portion of rail used in front of nose of crossing which guides the train wheel in their proper route is called.

a) Point rail
b) Check rail
c) Wing rail
d) Splice rail

c) Wing rail

3. Obtuse angle crossing is also called

a) Diamond crossing
b) Square crossing
c) V – crossing
d) None of these

a) Diamond crossing

4. Frog is a

a) Obtuse angle crossing
b) Acute angle crossing
c) Square crossing
d) Diamond crossing

b) Acute angle crossing

5. The arrangement of track where a double line track is narrowed over a short distance is called

a) Triangle track
c) Gauntlet track
d) None of these

c) Gauntlet track

6. When the number of lines are branched off from a main line in continuation of turnout, it is called

a) Gauntlet track
b) Scissors crossover
c) Triangle track

7. A switch consists of a tongue rail and a

a) Splice rail
c) Stock rail
d) Point rail

c) Stock rail

8. The untapered end of switch rail is called

a) Toe of switch
b) Throw of switch
c) Heel of switch
d) None of the above.

c) Heel of switch

9. The tapered end of tongue rail is called

a) Toe of switch
b) Heel of switch
c) Throw of switch
d) None of the above.

a) Toe of switch

10. The switch in which no tongue rail is provided is called

a) Stub switch
b) Split switch
c) Cross switch
d) None

a) Stub switch

11. ____ switch provides more lateral rigidity to the turnout.

a) Stub
b) Split

b) Split

12. The distance between check rail and adjacent face of stock rail is known as

Flangeway clearance.

13. A complete set of points and crossings is known as

Turnout

Railway Sleepers – MCQ

Railway Ballast – MCQ

Fixtures and Fastening – MCQ

# Railway Sleepers – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Railway Sleepers – MCQ

1. The life of timber sleepers depends upon their ability to resist

a) Wear
b) Decay
c) Attack by vermin
d) All the above

d) All the above

2. Pot or bowl sleepers are types of

a) Wooden sleepers
b) Cast-iron sleepers
c) Steel sleepers
d) Concrete sleepers

b) Cast-iron sleepers

3. CST 9 is a type of

a) Cast-iron sleepers
b) Wooden sleepers
c) Concrete sleepers
d) Steel sleepers

a) Cast-iron sleepers

4. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a) Sleepers are laid transverse to the rails.
b) Sleepers are laid parallel to the rails.
c) Sleepers help in maintaining proper gauge.
d) Sleepers distribute the load from rail to ballast.

b) Sleepers are laid parallel to the rails.

5. Sleeper density is generally specified as (n+x) where n is

a) Number of sleepers per rail length.
b) Length of rail in meters.
c) Number of rails.
d) None of these.

b) Length of rail in meters.

6. The spacing of the sleeper depends upon

b) Type of ballast.
c) Type and section of rails.
d) All the above.

d) All the above.

7. Sleepers transfer the axle load to the ________

b) Soil
c) Ballast
d) Rail

c) Ballast

8. Nowadays __________ sleepers are commonly used on Indian railways.

a) Prestressed concrete
b) Wooden
c) Steel
d) None

a) Prestressed concrete

9. The number of sleepers per rail length is known as ________.

a) Sleeper number
b) Sleeper density
c) Sleeper volume
d) None

b) Sleeper density

10. Concrete sleepers are _________ durable than the wooden sleepers.

a) Less
b) More

b) More

11. Duplex sleeper is a type of ____ sleeper.

a) R.C.C
b) Wooden
c) Steel
d) C.I

d) C.I

12. The length of a wooden sleeper for the B.G. track is ____.

a) 1.830 m
b) 1.520 m
c) 2.745 m
d) None

c) 2.745 m

13. The main function of sleepers is to _____ the rails firmly and evenly.

Support

Railway Ballast – MCQ

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Track Geometry – MCQ

# Fixtures & Fastening in Railway – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Fixtures & Fastening – MCQ

1. The fixtures used in a railway track are

a) Fish plates
b) Chairs
c) Bearing plates
d) Both (a) and (c)
e) All of these

e) All of these

2. Spikes are types of

a) Fixture
b) Fastening
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these

b) Fastening.

Spikes are types of fastening

3. The devices used for preventing the creep in a railway track are known as

a) Chairs
b) Spikes
c) Fish plate
d) Anchor

d) Anchor.

The devices used for preventing the creep in a railway track are known as Anchor or Anti-creepers

4. Dog spikes are commonly used for

a) Steel sleepers
b) Wooden sleepers
c) Concrete sleepers
d) C.I Sleepers

b) Wooden sleepers. Dog spikes are commonly used for Wooden sleepers

5. Hook bolts are also known as

a) Dog bolts
b) Fang bolts
c) Fish bolts
d) None of these

a) Dog bolts.

Hook bolts are also known as dog bolts.

6. The fixture used to join rails is

a) Bearing plate
b) Fish plates
c) Keys
d) Spikes

b) Fish plates.

The fixture used to join rails is fish plates.

7. Fish plate is a type of

a) Fastening
b) Fixture
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these

b) Fixture.

Fish plate is a type of fixture.

8. Bearing plates are used on ____ sleepers.

a) Steel
b) C.I
c) Concrete
d) None of these.

d) None of these.

Bearing plates are used on wooden sleepers.

9. Spikes are used for holding rails to the ___ sleepers.

a) Steel
b) Wooden
c) Concrete
d) C.I

b) Wooden.

Spikes are used for holding rails to the wooden sleepers.

10. To increase the strength of a fish plate, the depth of the fish plate is ____

a) Decreased
b) Increased
c) None

b) Increased.

To increase the strength of a fish plate, the depth of fish plate is increased.

11. Keys are used to fixing rails to chair on _____ sleepers.

a) Metal
b) Wooden
c) Concrete
d) None

a) Steel. Keys are used to fix rails to chairs on metal sleepers.

a) Wood
b) Metal
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these

c) Both (a) and (b)

13. Fang nut and bolt is used for fixing _____ to sleepers.

Side chairs

Railway Ballast – MCQ

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# Railway Ballast – MCQ || Railway Engineering ||

## Railway Ballast – MCQ

1. Which of the following is the best ballast material?

a) Gravel
b) Sand
c) Broken bricks
d) Broken stone

d) Broken stone

2. What is the reason to provide ballast on railway tracks?

a) To provide a hard and level bed.
b) To provide elasticity to the track.
c) To drain off rainwater from the track.
d) All of these.

d) All of these.

3. The width of the ballast section for M.G in a permanent way in railway is

a) 1.83 m
b) 2.3 m
c) 3.35 m
d) 3.53 m

b) 2.3 m

4. The quantity of ballast required per meter length of B.G. track is

a) 1.12 m3
b) 1.02 m3
c) 0.70 m3
d) 0.46 m3

c) o.70

5. The depth of the ballast section for B.G in a permanent way is

a) 10 cm
b) 15 cm
c) 25 cm
d) None of these

c) 25 cm

6. The width of the ballast section for B.G in a permanent way is

a) 1.83 m
b) 2.3 m
c) 3.35 m
d) 3.53 m

c) 3.35 m

7. The ballast should be __ in shape

a) Angular
b) Rectangular
c) Round
d) Square

a) Angular

8. Ballast size used for wooden sleepers track is

a) 20 mm
b) 25 mm
c) 38 mm
d) 51 mm

d) 51 mm [ 50 to 51 mm]

9. The function of ballast is to provide___ bed for the sleeper

a) Torn
b) Cloven
c) Firm
d) None of these

c) Firm

11. The size of ballast used for the steel sleeper track is

a) 20 mm
b) 25 mm
c) 38 mm
d) 51 mm

d) 38 mm

True or False

12. Stone ballast is cheaper than Gravel ballast

False

13. Gravel ballast is easy to use than stone ballast

True

14. Is it the function of ballast to prevent the growth of weeds inside the track?

True

15. Ballast provides elasticity to the track.