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IISc, Roorkee conducted GATE for CE on February 12, 2017. The GATE 2017 exam carried 65 questions which were to be completed in 3-hour duration. The paper contained 10 sections and a separate section of General Aptitude.
GATE Civil Engineering paper had both MCQs and Numerical Type Questions. The level of difficulty of GATE CE paper was reported easy to moderate. Candidates who studied well for GATE 2017 can score a good rank. Hard work in a smarter way always pays.
Most of the questions were concept based. Weightage given to Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering as well as Irrigation Hydrology was relatively high. Geotechnical Engineering questions were perceived to be tougher than usual. General Aptitude questions were medium in nature.
The detailed analysis of the questions of all the sections is discussed below.
|Subject Topics||No. Of Questions||Topics – Questions were asked from||Difficulty Level||Total Marks|
|Engineering Mathematics||1 marks- 4 2 marks- 4||Chain rule, Vector divergence. Probability, Characteristics equation, Matrix, Tangent and curve. Definite integral. Differential equation||Medium||12|
|Fluid Mechanics||1 marks- 1 2 marks- 2||Centrifugal pump, Head loss, U-tube||Medium||5|
|Environmental Engineering||1 marks -3 2 marks- 4||ASP, NP, AP, SWH, BOD, Total hardness, Sedimentation tank||Medium||11|
|Structural Analysis||1 marks -1 2 marks- 1||Kinematic Indeterminacy, Rotational||Easy||3|
|R.C.C||1 marks- 1 2 marks- 2||Concrete technology, PSC, Tests on cement||Easy||5|
|Geotechnical Engineering||1 marks- 5 2 marks- 4||Seepage Analysis, Bearing capacity. Compaction, Earth pressure, Slopes, Pile, Shear strength. Stress distribution||Tough||13|
|Transportation Engineering||1 marks- 4 2 marks- 2||Curves, Railway, Space headway, Rigid pavement||Easy||8|
|CMM||1 marks- 2 2 marks- 1||CPM, PERT||Easy||4|
|Irrigation & Hydrology||1 marks- 2 2 marks- 3||Infiltration, Thickness polygon method, Water requirement of crops, OCF||Easy||8|
|Engineering Mechanics||1 marks- 0 2 marks- 2||Work & Energy Methods||Medium||4|
|Solid Mechanics||1 marks-1 2 marks- 2||Shear Strain, Deflection, Torque, Strain energy, SFD and BMD||Medium||5|
|Steel structure||1 marks-0 2 marks- 1||Welding||Easy||2|
|Geomatics||1 marks-1 2 marks- 2||Plane table, Geo informatics, Levelling||Medium||5|
|General Aptitude||1 marks-5 2 marks-5||Probability, Numerical ability, Grammar||Medium||15|
All the sections had a different difficulty level.
General Aptitude- This section was Medium in nature.
Technical Section- The technical part was of Moderate difficulty level in session 8 (Set - 2).
|Subject||Topics asked in Paper|
|Geo- Technical Engineering||Soil Mechanics (Consolidation, Permeability, Slope Stability, Index properties) Foundation Design, Concrete Technology|
|Environmental Engineering||Quality standards, Domestic wastewater treatment, air pollution meteorology|
|Transportation Engineering||Highway Engineering, Transportation Infrastructure, Geometric design of railway track|
|Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics||Fluid statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, Laminar-Turbulent Flow, Pipe Flow, Open Channel Flow Hydraulics|
|Concrete Structures||Working stress, Limit state and Ultimate load design concepts; Design of beams, Bond and development length; Pre-stressed concrete|
|Hydrology & Irrigation||Hydrologic cycle, ground water hydrology -steady state well hydraulics, Canal regulatory works, cross-drainage structures,|
|Mechanics||System of forces, free-body diagrams, Euler’s equations of motion;|
|Structural Mechanics||Statically determinate and indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods; Method of superposition; Analysis of trusses|
|Steel Structures||Working stress and Limit state design concepts; Design of tension and compression members, Connections – simple and eccentric, Plastic analysis of beams and frames.|
|Surveying||Basics of Geographical information system (GIS) and Geographical Positioning system (GPS).|
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