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GATE 2017 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper Analysis Session 7

Last Updated - September 21, 2017

GATE 2017 exam concluded on February 12, 2017. The last day had one of the more popular disciplines in the schedule – Civil Engineering (CE). Since the number of the aspirants were many, the GATE 2017 was held in two sessions – the first session was from 09:00 am to 12:00 noon and the second session from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

The difficulty level of GATE 2017 CE Paper Session 7 was moderate. The weightage of topics like Environmental Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, and Geotechnical Engineering were comparatively high. The General Aptitude was quite easy in comparison to the previous year.

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Here you can find the session 7 (Set - 1) paper analysis which will provide you an idea about the difficulty level of the paper, structure of the exam, weightage of marks for the particular topic & number of questions asked in the GATE CE 2017 (Set - 1). The candidates who have appeared for the Session 7 (Set - 1) can check the GATE CE 2017 Analysis.

GATE Paper Analysis

Subject1 mark2 marksTotal Marks
Environmental Engineering4310
Structural Analysis113
Water Resources Engineering3411
Solid Mechanics125
Geomatics/ Surveying315
Geotechnical Engineering3615
Transportation Engineering226
Construction Material & Management036
Engineering Mechanics113
Steel Structure113
Engineering Mathematics5413
General Aptitude5515
Total30 questions35 questions100 marks

Check GATE 2017 Civil Engineering (CE) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

GATE 2017 CE Section Wise Analysis

Engineering Mathematics-  It comprised of questions on differential equations, linear algebra, calculus, complex variables, limits and continuity & numerical method. This section was of moderate difficulty level which carries 15 % of the total weightage.

Technical Section- In this section, most of the questions were formula based. Candidates were confounded from the questions of Structural analysis, engineering mechanics & Construction material. The difficulty level of this section was higher than last year. The questions asked in this section of GATE 2017 CE do not require depth knowledge.

General Aptitude- The questions from this section were easy to attempt and less time consuming. This section was easy & there were lot of chances to gain marks. It comprised of directions, clock, time & work, mensuration and Venn diagram topics.

SubjectTopics asked in the paperLevel of Difficulty
Environmental EngineeringBOD, Air Pollution; Sludge Disposal; Domestic wastewaterModerate
Structural AnalysisDeflection of beam; truess & StrainDifficult
Water Resources EngineeringUnit hydrographs; flood estimation; fluid routingEasy
SOM/Solid mechanicsStruess; Deflection of BeamsEasy
RCCConcrete Technology; shear; compression and torsion by limit state methodsEasy
Geomatics/ Surveying EngineeringLeveling; coordinate system; map projections; theodolite-traversingModerate
Geotechnical EngineeringEarth Pressure; Consolidation; Shear Strength; permeability& seepage; compactionModerate
Transportation EngineeringTraffic characteristics, Theory of traffic flow; pavements; GIS Remote sensingModerate
Construction Materials and ManagementConstruction Management, Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loadsDifficult
Engineering MechanicsTrusses and Frames; Kinematics of Rectilinear MotionDifficult
Steel StructurePlastic Analysis; Design of Tension Member; BeamsModerate



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