Concrete Technology MCQ Question Answers

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Concrete technology MCQ along with detailed solutions are available here. Concrete technology MCQ will provide help in preparing for the upcoming GATE Civil Engineering exam. We have provided 5 MCQ-based questions here.

Check out the detailed solution as well for the Concrete technology MCQs as it will help you clear blockage in solving similar types of questions. Objective-based MCQ and answers will help in the complete study of the concrete technology topics.

Concrete Technology MCQ 1

The test essentially done for quality control of portland cement is,

  1. Setting time
  2. Soundness
  3. Tensile strength
  4. All of the above


  1. All of the above


For quality control of portland cement, the following tests are essentially done:

  • Le-Chatelier test: The Le-Chatelier test is used to determine the soundness of OPC when it has been exposed to lime. The cement’s soundness is determined by two primary compounds: lime and magnesia.
  • Blaine air permeability: Blaine air permeability is a metric for determining the fineness of the cement.
  • The Vicat apparatus: The Vicat device is used to determine how long concrete takes to set and how consistent it is.
  • Tensile testing machine: This machine is used to determine the concrete’s tensile strength.

Concrete Technology MCQ 2

If 1500 g of water is needed to make a cement paste with a regular consistency of 1875 g, the water percentage is,

  1. 20%
  2. 25%
  3. 30%
  4. 40%


  1. 25%


Weight of water = 1500 g

Weight of cement paste = 1875 g

Weight of cement = 1875 – 1500 =  375 g

Percentage of water = weight of cement/weight of water=(375/1500)×100= 25%

Concrete Technology MCQ 3

The time it takes to remove the formwork under normal conditions with regular cement is:

  1. 7 days for beam soffits
  2. 14 days for bottom slabs spanning over 4.6 m
  3. 21 days for bottom beams spanning over 6 m
  4. All of the above


  1. All of the above


According to clause 11.3.1 of IS 456: 2000

Type of Formwork

Minimum period before striking Formwork

Vertical formwork to columns, walls, and beams.

16 – 24 hrs (1 day)

Soffit formwork to slabs

3 days

Soffit formwork to beams 

7 days

Props to slabs

  1. Spanning upto 4.5 m
  2. Spanning over 4.5 m 

7 days

14 days

Props to beams and arches 

  1. Spanning upto 6 m
  2. Spanning over 6 m

14 days 

21 days

Concrete Technology MCQ 4

The weights of a cylinder containing partially compacted and fully compacted concrete are Wp and Wf, respectively. If the compaction factor wp/wf is 0.95, the workability of concrete is

  1. Medium
  2. Very low
  3. Low
  4. High


  1. High


Workability of concrete: Concrete’s workability refers to how easily it can be mixed, transported, molded, and compacted. It is also known as the energy required to overcome friction while compacting. Concrete’s workability is determined by:

  • Slump test
  • Compaction factor test
  • Vee-bee consistometer
  • Flow table test
  • Kelly ball test

Degree of workability 

Compaction Factor

Very low 

0.78 – 0.80


0.80 – 0.85


0.85 – 0.95


0.95 – 1.00

Very high

Concrete Technology MCQ 5

For given water content, workability decreases if the concrete aggregates contain an excess of

  1. Thin particles
  2. Flat particles
  3. Elongated particles
  4. All of the above


  1. All of the above


Thin particles, flat particles, and elongated particles have more surface area, therefore more water is needed to get the workable paste of concrete. As a result, in the preceding situation, workability reduces for given water content.

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