## Question:

## As per IS 456:2000, the minimum and maximum values of longitudinal reinforcements in a column as percentage of the sectional area of column are:

A) 1% and 6%

B) 1% and 4%

C) 0.8% and 4%

D) 0.5% and 8%

### Explanation:

According to IS 456:2000, Plain and Reinforced Concrete Code of Practice, **Clause 26.5.1.1, the minimum percentage of longitudinal reinforcement in columns shall be 0.8 percent of the gross sectional area.**

**As per Clause 26.5.1.2 of IS 456:2000, the maximum percentage of longitudinal reinforcement in columns shall not exceed 6 percent of the gross sectional area**.

Therefore, , **option C is the correct answer**, as per IS 456:2000, the minimum and maximum percentages of longitudinal reinforcement in reinforced concrete columns are** 0.8% and 6%** respectively of the gross cross-sectional area.