Civil Engineering Top 100 Interview Questions

  • What is Water-Cement Ratio and How it is related to the strength of concrete?
  • What is a bearing capacity of soil?
  • How to increase the bearing capacity of soil?
  • What are the different types of foundation?

  • Explain moment of inertia and its importance.
  • How do we determine the specific gravity of a cement?
  • What are the steps involved in the concreting process, explain?
  • Describe briefly the various methods of concrete curing.
  • What is the minimum curing period?
  • What Do You Understand by M25 Concrete?
  • Density Of 1 cum cement?What are the causes of building collapse?
  • What is bar bending schedule (BBS) & how to prepare it?
  • Why is concrete cube test carried out?
  • Why is concrete slump test carried out?
  • What is bleeding, segregation, honeycombing of concrete?
  • What is pre-stressed concrete? Which reinforcement is used in prestressed concrete?
  • What is the ratio of steel and concrete to use in slabs, beams, columns?
  • How many bricks are there in 100cft?
  • 28 days compressive strength of concrete in PSI?
  • How to calculate the unit weight of steel bars?
  • What is Plinth Level and Sill Level?
  • What is Brest Wall?
  • What is Brick crushing strength(PSI)?
  • How many are the types of joints?

  • How can cracks in concrete be avoided?
  • Types Of DPC and its Thickness used?
  • 28 Days Strength of Concrete (1:2:4)?
  • What are the CAD softwares you have used?
  • Interpret a strss vs strain curve.
  • Define modulus of elasticity.
  • What are the chemical compositions of cement?
  • What is creep & shrinkage of concrete?
  • Difference between pre-tensioning and post-tensioning?
  • What are the weights of 16mm, 12mm, 20mm, 25mm, 8mm Dia. Bars.
  • What is the minimum Propping Period of Beams and Slabs of various Spans?
  • What are the advantages of Prestressed Concrete over R.C.C?
  • Quantity of materials required for different works.
  • Which is stronger solid steel rod or hollow steel pipe?
  • Initial & final setting time of concrete?
  • Why we provide steel in concrete?

  • Is brick strength more or concrete block?
  • How many types of slabs are there & how to design it?How much is the cover for slab?
  •  What do you mean by Fe415?
  • What are the functions of a column in a building?
  • How many feet are in 4 square yards?
  • What is the average density of soil?
  • What is the ratio of Grades M5, M7.5, M10, M15, M20, M25, M30, M35, M40?
  • Why foundation is provided?
  • The concrete slump recommended for beams and slabs; is-
  • What is the meaning of soil reinforcement?

  • What is the different type of slump test indications?
  • What is buckling or crippling load?
  • Define slenderness ratio. What is its effect on the design of compression member?
  • Maximum % of Steel in columns and beams?
  • What is fineness modulus?
  • What is Packing Factor?
  • Difference between one way slab & two way slab?
  • Difference between QA & QC?
  • What do 53 stands for in 53-grade cement?
  • How do you construct a 25 storey building with no columns?
  • Types of loads on structure?
  • Difference between pre-tensioning and post-tensioning?
  • What is the L/D ratio of a cantilever beam?
  • What is camber?
  • What is batching? Difference between volume and weight batching?
  • How is a theodolite leveled?
  • What is a benchmark? Name the different types.
  • Types of admixtures?
  • Define slenderness ratio. What is its effect on the design of compression member?
  • Shear force and BM diagrams for different types of loadings on beams.
  • Difference between mild steel and HYSD bars?
  • What do you understand by 80/100 bitumen?
  • What is differential settlement?

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