GATE CE

Definitions and Properties of Soils

Geotechnical Engineering

(Past Years Questions)

Marks 1

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If the water content of a fully saturated soil mass is 100%, the void ratio of the sample is
GATE CE 2015 Set 2
A certain soil has the following properties: Gs = 2.71, n = 40% and w = 20%. The degree of saturation of the soil (round...
GATE CE 2014 Set 2
In its natural condition, a soil sample has a mass of 1.980 kg and a volume of 0.001 m3. After being completely dried in...
GATE CE 2013
The ratio of saturated unit weight to dry unit weight of a soil is 1.25. If the specific gravity of solids (Gs) is 2.65,...
GATE CE 2004
A soil sample has a void ratio of 0.5 and its porosity will be closed to
GATE CE 2000
A borrow pit soil has a dry density of 17 kN/m3. How many cubic meters of this soils will be required to construct an em...
GATE CE 2000
Principle involved in the relationship between submerged unit weight and saturated weight of a soil is based on
GATE CE 1999
If the porosity of a soil sample is 20%, the void ratio is
GATE CE 1997
Which one of the following relations is not correct?
GATE CE 1996
The void ratio of a soil sample can exceed unity.
GATE CE 1995
The void ratio of a soil sample is 1. The corresponding porosity of the sample is _______.
GATE CE 1994

Marks 2

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The porosity (n) and the degree of saturation (S) of a soil sample are 0.7 and 40%, respectively. In a 100 $$m^3$$ volum...
GATE CE 2016 Set 1
A 588 $$cm^3$$ volume of moist sand weighs 1010 gm. Its dry weight is 918 gm and specific gravity of solids, G is 2.67. ...
GATE CE 2015 Set 2
The water content of a saturated soil and the specific gravity of soil solids were found to be 30% and 2.70, respectivel...
GATE CE 2007
For sand of uniform spherical particles, the void ratio in the loosest and the densest states are ________ and ________ ...
GATE CE 1991
A saturated sand sample has dry unit weight of 18 $$kN/m^3$$ and a specific gravity of 2.65. If $$\gamma_w$$ = 10 $$kN/m...
GATE CE 1991

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