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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 minimum height of embankment above the highest flood mark in the area should be:
A
30 cm
B
100 cm
C
zero cm
D
60 cm
Question 2
The point up to which the new railway track laid, at any time is called:
A
rail-head
B
terminal
C
station
D
base
Question 3
As per Indian standard, the recommended width of ballast section at foot level of rails for broad gauge tracks should be:
A
2.25 m
B
1.83 m
C
4.38 m
D
3.35 m
Question 4
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
Loop
B
Heel
C
Toe
D
Flare
Question 5
C.T.C. stands for:
A
Centralised Traffic Control
B
Critical Track Control
C
Critical Traffic Channeliser
D
None of these
Question 6
Ballast best suited to steel sleepers is:
A
sand
B
All of these
C
Quartzite
D
Gravel
Question 7
The rectangular pits in which wheels of the locomotives are taken out for repairs, are known as:
A
Track pits
B
Inspection pits
C
Drop pits
D
Siding pits
Question 8
Most significant which imposes limitations in raising the high speeds is:
A
air or wind resistance
B
resistance due to oscillations
C
flange resistance
D
adhesion of wheels
Question 9
The members laid transversely under the rails for supporting and fixing them at the gauge distance apart are known as:
A
fish plate
B
fastenings
C
sleepers
D
ballast
Question 10
A dynamometer car is used for:
A
Tourists
B
Recording the condition of track
C
Dinning facilities
D
Inspection of administrative officers
Question 11
The granular material spread on the formation of a railway track for the sleepers to rest upon is known as:
A
subgrade
B
anchors
C
chairs
D
ballast
Question 12
The phenomenon of misalignment of rails due to temperature change is known as:
A
cropping
B
creeping
C
buckling
D
bulging
Question 13
Bone shaped section of fish plate is commonly used for connecting:
A
flat footed rails
B
double headed rails
C
bull headed rails
D
all of these are correct
Question 14
The Railways provided underground at a depth of about 18 m or more are called:
A
Mono railway
B
Underground railway
C
Tube railway
D
Railway
Question 15

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The cause of formation of kinks in a rail is:
A
Defect in cross level joints
B
Loose packing at joints
C
Any of these
D
Defect in gauge and alignment
Question 16
The rails are welded by:
A
Arc welding
B
Gas welding
C
MIG welding
D
Thermit welding
Question 17
Accidents can be avoided by adopting:
A
C.T.C. system
B
A.T.C. system
C
interlocking
D
pilot guard system
Question 18
Creep is the ____ movement of rails.
A
horizontal
B
vertical
C
longitudinal
D
diagonal
Question 19
Steel sleepers are _____ shaped in section.

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A
oval
B
trough
C
rectangular
D
semi-spherical
Question 20
An outward slope provided on the tread of the wheel is:
A
1 in 25
B
1 in 10
C
1 in 5
D
1 in 20
Question 21
The head of a gang in maintenance organisation of railway is called:
A
P.W.I
B
Ganger
C
Keyman
D
A.P.W.I
Question 22

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Generally the rail sections used in India is:
A
double headed
B
flat footed
C
bull headed
D
all of these
Question 23
Generally the shape of fish plate is:
A
circular
B
elliptical
C
rectangular
D
bone shaped
Question 24
The bottom width of foot in a flat footed rail is:
A
70 mm
B
66.7 mm
C
78.6 mm
D
136.5 mm
Question 25
The sinuous path taken by an engine as against the alignment of the track is known as:
A
Nosing motion
B
Rolling motion
C
Vibration
D
Lurching motion
Question 26
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
Track slope
B
Super elevation
C
Horizontal gradient
D
Track gradient
Question 27
The extra rails provided over bridge to prevent damage and danger in case of derailment on the bridge are known as:
A
Wing rails
B
Guard rails
C
Stock rails
D
Check rails
Question 28
The arrangement consisting of three tracks used for changing the direction of engine is called:
A
triangle
B
turn table
C
three ladder track
D
three throw switch
Question 29
The length of a wooden sleeper for broad gauge track is:
A
1.83 m
B
1.676 m
C
2.74 m
D
1.52 m
Question 30

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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
Permanent Way Inspector
C
Assistant Permanent Way Inspector
D
None of these are correct
Question 31
Thermal efficiency of a diesel engine may be expected to be in the range of:
A
25-35%
B
15-20%
C
10-15%
D
50-65%
Question 32
The standard length of rail for Broad Gauge track in India is:
A
19.2 m
B
25.6 m
C
11.8 m
D
12.8 m
Question 33
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 5
B
1 in 15
C
1 in 20
D
1 in 10
Question 34
The horizontal distance from the material depot to the rail head is called:
A
lift
B
rail-head
C
site distance
D
lead
Question 35
The depth of ballast section under sleeper for broad gauge track as per Indian standard should be:
A
150 mm
B
200 to 250 mm
C
250 to 300 mm
D
150 to 200 mm
Question 36
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
Transition curve
C
Valley curve(b)z
D
Spur curve
Question 37
While preparing sub-grade of a railway line, the grubbing operation means:
A
filling or cutting of earth work in railway subgrade
B
compaction and consolidation of earth work
C
checking of subgrade
D
removal and disposal of stumps and roots trees
Question 38
The horse power to weight ratio steam engine is generally of the order of:
A
10-15 kg/HP
B
20-30 kg/HP
C
60-80 kg/HP
D
100-150 kg/HP
Question 39
Which of the gauges is used in the hilly areas?
A
Narrow gauge
B
Broad gauge
C
Meter gauge
D
Special gauge
Question 40
The measure of stiffness of track required to produce a unit depression in the track is known as:
A
Load capacity
B
Gauge
C
Track modulus
D
Tractive force
Question 41
In locomotive ‘hunting’ is:
A
Motion after brakes have been applied
B
Movement of locomotive in vertical plane perpendicular to its movement along the track
C
Combination of A and B above
D
Sinuous path taken by engine as against the alignment of the track
Question 42
Which of the following is not a part of rail engine?
A
Tender
B
Stream turbine
C
Boiler
D
Fire box
Question 43
Detonating signals are used:
A
for deaf drivers
B
for noisy engines
C
during foggy and cloudy weather
D
not now, were in use in nineteenth century only
Question 44
The most common system of signaling in India is the …… system.
A
absolute block
B
pilot guard system
C
section clear system
D
automatic block
Question 45
Integrated coach factory is located in:
A
Jamshedpur
B
Bangalore
C
Chennai
D
Mumbai
Question 46
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
Bearing plate
B
Saddle plate
C
Chair
D
Fish plate
Question 47
The fixed rail in a railway track against which the tongue rail fits s known as:
A
point rail
B
wing rail
C
stock rail
D
lead rail
Question 48
The mechanical device which transfer chemical energy of fuel into mechanical energy in the form of motion is called:
A
rolling stock
B
wagon
C
railway
D
locomotive
Question 49
The completed and finished railway line on which wheeled vehicles are drawn by locomotive is known as:
A
steel way
B
rails
C
permanent way
D
railway
Question 50

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Wear on top or head of rail occurs due to:
A
Constant brake application
B
Abrasion of rolling wheels
C
Heavy axle load
D
All of these
Question 51
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
middle
B
upper
C
outer
D
inner
Question 52
Any movement of the locomotive in different planes, e.g., vertical, longitudinal, transversal etc., is known as:
A
Oscillating motion
B
Lurching motion
C
Vibration
D
Shutting motion
Question 53
Gauge is the distance measured in place of the between which faces of two parallel rails in a track.
A
centre line of one rail to inner face of other rail
B
centre lines
C
outer faces
D
inner faces
Question 54
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
Wet joint
B
Water joint
C
Blowing joint
D
Pumping joint
Question 55
The thickness of fish plate generally used in Indian Railway is:
A
20 mm
B
10 mm
C
16 mm
D
25 mm
Question 56
The section of a rail is decided on the basis of:
A
All of these
B
Type of rails
C
Speed of trains
D
Spacing of the sleepers
Question 57
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
all of these are suitable
B
wooden sleepers
C
cast iron sleepers
D
steel sleepers
Question 58
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
point rail
B
splice rail
C
wing rail
D
lead rail
There are 58 questions to complete.
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