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GATE Civil Engineering Exam

GATE Civil Engineering Exam


GATE Civil Engineering Exam:

GATE Civil Engineering Exam is very important and in order to achieve good GATE Rank here are some important subjects, which you must keep in first place and focus more on, in order to get good score in the GATE Civil Engineering Exam.
Its a 100 Marks Exam and following is the classification for the subject and marks.

Important and Scoring Subjects of GATE CE Exam:


  • Applied Mathematics (10-15 Marks):

Differential Equations, Matrices are the most important and generally asked every year. For extra Probability Distribution and Numerical Methods should also be covered.

  • Geo-technical Engineering (12-16 Marks):

The MOST important subject for the exam is this one. Properties of Soil, Effective Stress Concept, Consolidation, Shear Strength and Foundations (Shallow and Deep).

  • Environmental Engineering (10 Marks):

It is really vast subject and many concepts are very easy to forget, so revise the topics regularly. Some repeated topics are BOD, COD, Hardness, Sedimentation Tanks, Water Treatment and Sewage Treatment Plant.

  • Strength of Material (6-8 Marks):

Principal Stress and Strain, Deflection of Beams, Torsion of Shaft and Euler's Critical load concept. Also Structural Analysis and Steel Structures are also some of the favorite topics.

  • Transportation Engineering (5-10 Marks):

Geometric Design of Highway and Traffic Engineering are most important and favorite questions. Also question from Airport and Railway Engineering can also come.

  • Survey (5-10 Marks):

Traverse Surveying, Leveling and Photogrammetry are few topics expected and not much concept is involved.

  • Fluid Mechanics (8-10 Marks):

Fluid Mechanics, Applied Hydraulics when combined together they form a huge syllabus with some scoring topics like Dynamics, Hydro-static Forces, Flow through Pipes and Open Channel, Impact of Jets, Specific Speed of Pumps and Turbines are top question topics.

  • RCC and Prestressed Concrete (5-8 Marks);

Its weightage has been increased in recent years but some of the questions can be calculative. Shear, Spacing of Stirrups, T- Beams, Columns, Extreme Stresses and Losses in Prestressed Concrete are generally asked in GATE.

General Aptitude (15 Marks):

General Aptitude has a huge weightage in GATE and the fixed 10 questions are relatively easy.
Not much preparation is required and you can easily score at least 10 marks. Apart from these, subjects like Hydrology, Irrigation, Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Mechanics, Constrcution Planning and Project management also asked for this part which should not be skipped.

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