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Railway Technical Exam Sample Paper

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Railway Technical Exam Sample Paper consist 50 questions for Engineering recruitment exam for various technical posts in railway. You can download this sample paper in PDF.

RRB JE Technical Questions

Question 1
The extra rails provided over bridge to prevent damage and danger in case of derailment on the bridge are known as:
A
Guard rails
B
Stock rails
C
Check rails
D
Wing rails
Question 2
The minimum height of embankment above the highest flood mark in the area should be:
A
30 cm
B
60 cm
C
100 cm
D
zero cm
Question 3
The head of a gang in maintenance organisation of railway is called:
A
Ganger
B
Keyman
C
A.P.W.I
D
P.W.I
Question 4
Gauge is the distance measured in place of the between which faces of two parallel rails in a track.
A
outer faces
B
inner faces
C
centre lines
D
centre line of one rail to inner face of other rail
Question 5
On curves, to counteract the effect of centrifugal force, the level of outer rail is raised above the inner rail by a certain amount. This is called:
A
Super elevation
B
Track slope
C
Track gradient
D
Horizontal gradient
Question 6
Integrated coach factory is located in:
A
Bangalore
B
Chennai
C
Jamshedpur
D
Mumbai
Question 7
The horse power to weight ratio steam engine is generally of the order of:
A
100-150 kg/HP
B
10-15 kg/HP
C
20-30 kg/HP
D
60-80 kg/HP
Question 8
The length of a wooden sleeper for broad gauge track is:
A
1.83 m
B
1.52 m
C
2.74 m
D
1.676 m
Question 9
As per Indian standard, the recommended width of ballast section at foot level of rails for broad gauge tracks should be:
A
4.38 m
B
3.35 m
C
2.25 m
D
1.83 m
Question 10
The thickness of fish plate generally used in Indian Railway is:
A
20 mm
B
16 mm
C
10 mm
D
25 mm
Question 11
The arrangement consisting of three tracks used for changing the direction of engine is called:
A
triangle
B
three throw switch
C
three ladder track
D
turn table
Question 12

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Wear on top or head of rail occurs due to:
A
Abrasion of rolling wheels
B
Constant brake application
C
All of these
D
Heavy axle load
Question 13
The bent-up length of rail used in front of nose of crossing which help in channelising the train wheels in their proper routes are known as:
A
lead rail
B
wing rail
C
splice rail
D
point rail
Question 14
The sinuous path taken by an engine as against the alignment of the track is known as:
A
Rolling motion
B
Nosing motion
C
Vibration
D
Lurching motion
Question 15
To reduce the intensity of pressure particularly on soft variety of sleepers, a rectangular plate is introduced between the rails and the sleepers. This is known as:
A
Chair
B
Fish plate
C
Bearing plate
D
Saddle plate
Question 16
The most common system of signaling in India is the …… system.
A
automatic block
B
pilot guard system
C
absolute block
D
section clear system
Question 17
The rails are welded by:
A
Thermit welding
B
Arc welding
C
Gas welding
D
MIG welding
Question 18
Steel sleepers are _____ shaped in section.

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A
oval
B
trough
C
semi-spherical
D
rectangular
Question 19
The section of a rail is decided on the basis of:
A
Speed of trains
B
Spacing of the sleepers
C
Type of rails
D
All of these
Question 20
C.T.C. stands for:
A
Centralised Traffic Control
B
Critical Track Control
C
Critical Traffic Channeliser
D
None of these
Question 21
Most significant which imposes limitations in raising the high speeds is:
A
adhesion of wheels
B
air or wind resistance
C
resistance due to oscillations
D
flange resistance
Question 22
Which of the following is not a part of rail engine?
A
Fire box
B
Boiler
C
Stream turbine
D
Tender
Question 23
Which of the gauges is used in the hilly areas?
A
Meter gauge
B
Narrow gauge
C
Broad gauge
D
Special gauge
Question 24
The mechanical device which transfer chemical energy of fuel into mechanical energy in the form of motion is called:
A
wagon
B
rolling stock
C
locomotive
D
railway
Question 25
The bottom width of foot in a flat footed rail is:
A
70 mm
B
136.5 mm
C
78.6 mm
D
66.7 mm
Question 26
The wheels are coned to prevent from rubbing the inside face of the rail head and to prevent lateral movement of the axle with its wheels. The slope of cone is:
A
1 in 20
B
1 in 5
C
1 in 10
D
1 in 15
Question 27
The fixed rail in a railway track against which the tongue rail fits s known as:
A
lead rail
B
wing rail
C
stock rail
D
point rail
Question 28
The measure of stiffness of track required to produce a unit depression in the track is known as:
A
Load capacity
B
Track modulus
C
Tractive force
D
Gauge
Question 29

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The technical officer of the rank of sectional officer in the maintenance organisation of Indian Railways is called:
A
Gangmate
B
Assistant Permanent Way Inspector
C
Permanent Way Inspector
D
None of these are correct
Question 30
The standard length of rail for Broad Gauge track in India is:
A
12.8 m
B
19.2 m
C
11.8 m
D
25.6 m
Question 31
A dynamometer car is used for:
A
Dinning facilities
B
Recording the condition of track
C
Tourists
D
Inspection of administrative officers
Question 32
Thermal efficiency of a diesel engine may be expected to be in the range of:
A
15-20%
B
50-65%
C
25-35%
D
10-15%
Question 33
The granular material spread on the formation of a railway track for the sleepers to rest upon is known as:
A
ballast
B
chairs
C
anchors
D
subgrade
Question 34
Generally the shape of fish plate is:
A
rectangular
B
elliptical
C
circular
D
bone shaped
Question 35
The members laid transversely under the rails for supporting and fixing them at the gauge distance apart are known as:
A
fastenings
B
sleepers
C
fish plate
D
ballast
Question 36
The depth of ballast section under sleeper for broad gauge track as per Indian standard should be:
A
150 mm
B
150 to 200 mm
C
200 to 250 mm
D
250 to 300 mm
Question 37

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Generally the rail sections used in India is:
A
double headed
B
all of these
C
bull headed
D
flat footed
Question 38
Accidents can be avoided by adopting:
A
interlocking
B
pilot guard system
C
A.T.C. system
D
C.T.C. system
Question 39
The completed and finished railway line on which wheeled vehicles are drawn by locomotive is known as:
A
steel way
B
rails
C
railway
D
permanent way
Question 40
The rectangular pits in which wheels of the locomotives are taken out for repairs, are known as:
A
Drop pits
B
Inspection pits
C
Track pits
D
Siding pits
Question 41
The phenomenon of misalignment of rails due to temperature change is known as:
A
buckling
B
creeping
C
cropping
D
bulging
Question 42
The recommended depth of ballast cushion on a curved portion of a track is provided under the _____ edge of the sleeper.

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A
inner
B
outer
C
upper
D
middle
Question 43
A parabolic curve introduced between straight and a circular curve or between two branches of a compound curve for ease, comfort and safety of movement of trains on curve is called:
A
Summit curve
B
Valley curve(b)z
C
Transition curve
D
Spur curve
Question 44
Any movement of the locomotive in different planes, e.g., vertical, longitudinal, transversal etc., is known as:
A
Vibration
B
Shutting motion
C
Oscillating motion
D
Lurching motion
Question 45
The gradual or tapered widening of the flangeway which is formed by bending and splaying the end of check rail or wing rail away from the gauge line is known as:
A
Heel
B
Toe
C
Flare
D
Loop
Question 46
In rainy season the dust in the ballast becomes mud and comes up by suction from below the rail joint. Such joint is called:
A
Pumping joint
B
Water joint
C
Blowing joint
D
Wet joint
Question 47
Creep is the ____ movement of rails.
A
horizontal
B
diagonal
C
longitudinal
D
vertical
Question 48
The process of connecting a track length by an electric circuit is known as track circuiting and the sleepers which are suitable for it are:
A
steel sleepers
B
all of these are suitable
C
wooden sleepers
D
cast iron sleepers
Question 49
An outward slope provided on the tread of the wheel is:
A
1 in 25
B
1 in 20
C
1 in 5
D
1 in 10
Question 50
Ballast best suited to steel sleepers is:

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A
sand
B
All of these
C
Gravel
D
Quartzite
Question 51
The point up to which the new railway track laid, at any time is called:
A
terminal
B
rail-head
C
base
D
station
Question 52
While preparing sub-grade of a railway line, the grubbing operation means:
A
filling or cutting of earth work in railway subgrade
B
removal and disposal of stumps and roots trees
C
compaction and consolidation of earth work
D
checking of subgrade
Question 53
Bone shaped section of fish plate is commonly used for connecting:
A
bull headed rails
B
all of these are correct
C
flat footed rails
D
double headed rails
Question 54
In locomotive ‘hunting’ is:

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A
Combination of A and B above
B
Sinuous path taken by engine as against the alignment of the track
C
Movement of locomotive in vertical plane perpendicular to its movement along the track
D
Motion after brakes have been applied
Question 55
The Railways provided underground at a depth of about 18 m or more are called:
A
Underground railway
B
Mono railway
C
Railway
D
Tube railway
Question 56
The horizontal distance from the material depot to the rail head is called:
A
lift
B
site distance
C
lead
D
rail-head
Question 57

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The cause of formation of kinks in a rail is:
A
Loose packing at joints
B
Any of these
C
Defect in gauge and alignment
D
Defect in cross level joints
Question 58
Detonating signals are used:
A
for noisy engines
B
during foggy and cloudy weather
C
for deaf drivers
D
not now, were in use in nineteenth century only
There are 58 questions to complete.
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