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Question 1

A square footing (1.2 × 1.2 m) is placed in a soil (c = 28.6 kN/m2, ϕ = 35˚, γ = 18.65 kN/m3) up to a depth of 0.95m. If the square footing is to be replaced by the circular footing, determine the diameter of footing required for the same bearing capacity. Assume general shear failure and take Nc = 57.8, Nq = 41 .4 and Nγ = 42 .4

Question 2

Determine the ultimate bearing capacity of a square footing of size 1.56 m in a cohesive clay having undrained cohesion value 18.76 kN/m2, unit weight 19.45 kN/m3 and the depth of the footing is 1.2 m using Skempton’s method.

Question 3

When a plate load test was conducted by putting a 60 cm square plate on top of sandy deposit, the ultimate bearing capacity was observed as 60 KN/m2. What is the ultimate bearing capacity for a strip footing of 1.2 m width to be placed on the surface of same soil?

Question 4

Permissible settlement is relatively higher for which of the following?

Question 5

According to IS code, the total settlement of isolated footings for cohesive soil should be

Question 6

Match List-I (Field test) with List-II (Useful for) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:


a. Vane shear test

b. Standard penetration test

c. Static cone penetration test

d. Pressure meter test


1. End bearing and skin friction resistance

2. In-situ stress strain characteristics

3. Soft clay

4. Sandy deposits


Question 7

Consider the following statements related to the properties of a good quality soil sample:
(i) Area ratio should be low
(ii) Cutting edge should be thick
(iii) Inside clearance should be high
(iv) Outside clearance should be low
Which of the above statements are correct?

Question 8

Pick up the correct statement from the following.

Question 9

Which one of the following is the best method for the stabilization of the clayey subgrade in water logged area?

Question 10

A foundation rests on which of the following?
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Jul 19AE & JE Exams