BIS Specifications for Manufactured Sand (M Sand)

Bureau of Indian Standards ( BIS ) Guidelines IS: 383-1970 for selection and testing of Coarse and Fine aggregates available.
Generally, Sand is classified as Zone I, Zone II, Zone III and Zone IV (i.e. Coarser to Finer). There is
sieve designation for each zone. Gradation is made in accord with the usage of the sand. There are
testing sieves, consists of 4.75mm, 2.36mm, 1.183mm, 600microns, 300 microns, 150 microns and a

Typical Sieve analysis: Comparison of River & Manufactured Sand
IS Sieve% of passing(River
% of passing (Manufactured
Sand )
Zone II (As per
4.75 MM10010090-100
2.36 MM99.790.775-100
1.18 MM8966.255-90
600 micron60.939.835-59
300 micron17.725.58-30
150 micron3.19.90-20
75 micronMax 3Max 15Max 15
 Zone IIZone II 

Zone IIZone IINote: The gradation of manufactured sand can be controlled at crushing

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