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Preparation Tips for RCC for GATE Civil Engineering

Last Updated - September 07, 2018

RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) is the topic of Civil Engineering which contains steel bars, plates, or fibers that strengthen the material. Civil engineering is one of the most sought-after engineering branches among GATE aspirants. GATE 2019 will be held from February 02, 03, 09 and 10, 2019. in various cities divided in Zones according to 7 IITs.

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RCC is concrete that contains embedded steel bars, called reinforcement bars, or rebars. This combination works very well, as concrete is very strong meterial in compression, easy to produce at site, and inexpensive, and steel is very very strong in tension.

Candidates aspiring to appear for GATE Civil Engineering exam must start preparing as only a few months is left. In this article, we are going to discuss learning strategies and tips which will help you score better.


How to Prepare for RCC for GATE Civil Engineering

For RCC, one needs to have their basics cleared as it involves theoretical knowledge. Once, you go through the syllabus, you must analyze the important topics or which topics will help you score better.

To analyze the important topics for RCC we have mentioned a table below from 2007 to 2016. It indicates the pattern of questions which is quite extensive and one needs to allocate time accordingly for each topic.

Analysis of Paper Pattern for RCC

YearNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTopics
2016 Set 11 Mark – 1
2 Marks – 2
5Concrete Technology
Shear
Compression and Torsion by Limit State Methods
2016 Set 21 Mark – 1
2 Marks – 2
5Building Materials
Shear Strength of RCC
Modulus of Rupture
Non-Prismatic RCC beam
2015 Set 11 Mark – 2
2 Marks – 3
8Concrete Technology
Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
Basic Elements of Pre-Stressed Concrete
Design of Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams
2015 Set 21 Mark – 0
2 Marks – 3
6Basic of Mix Design
Concrete Technology
Basic Elements of Pre-Stressed Concrete
2014 Set 11 Mark – 2
2 Marks – 3
8Design of RCC Structures
Plastic Analysis
Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
2014 Set 21 Mark – 5
2 Marks – 0
5Concrete Technology
Basic of Mix Design
Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
20131 Mark – 3
2 Marks – 1
5Concrete Technology
Design of RCC Structures
Design of Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams
20121 Mark – 2
2 Marks – 3
8Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
Design of Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams
Design of RCC Structures
20111 Mark – 3
2 Marks – 2
7Basic of Mix Design
Concrete Technology
Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
20101 Mark – 1
2 Marks – 2
5Basic Elements of Pre-Stressed Concrete
Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
20091 Mark – 2
2 Marks – 2
6Basic of Mix Design
Design of RCC Structures
Basic Elements of Pre-Stressed Concrete
Concrete Technology
20081 Mark – 2
2 Marks – 5
12Basic of Mix Design
Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
Design of Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams
20071 Mark – 0
2 Marks – 6
9Concrete Technology
Basic Elements of Pre-Stressed Concrete
Design of Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams
Basic of Mix Design
Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity

Preparation Tips for RCC for GATE Civil Engineering

For the topic of RCC, aspirants need to incorporate these preparation tips daily to yield the best result. The key to good preparation for RCC for GATE Civil Engineering is to first understand the exam pattern and study from the right resources.

The aspiring candidates are advised to stay calm and focused on your ultimate goal. No exam is tough until you do with full dedication & hard work. Below are the preparation tips for RCC for GATE Civil Engineering:

preparation tips for RCC

Analyze the Important Topics: Just focus on necessary topics that have more significance. For RCC, we suggest you to start with the important topics first which are mentioned below.

  • Concrete Technology
  • Analysis of Ultimate Load Capacity
  • Basic Elements of Pre-Stressed Concrete
  • Design of Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams

Allocate Realistic Time to Topics: It is best advised that you must allocate time for each topic individually and formulate a study plan around it. It is important for you to perform this exercise. Create a priority list and cover the first three topics first.

Practice Previous Year’s Papers: In understanding the pattern of questions, we recommend you to start with getting hold of previous year’s GATE question papers. This exercise will help you locate your strengths and weaknesses.

Read, Practice & Revise: The more you practice, better will be the outcome. Use your time judiciously to prepare for RCC topic in a systematic manner. Make a time table. Follow it religiously.

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For best approach, consider the below mentioned books and you will succeed in your GATE Civil Engineering examination:

RCC CE BooksName of Author
Advanced Reinforced Concrete DesignN Krishna Raju
Limit State Design of Reinforced ConcreteP.C Vaghese
Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall BuildingsBungale S Taranath
Design of Reinforced Concrete StructuresMashhour Ghoneim and Mahmoud El-Mihilmy
Reinforced Concrete DesignW.H.Mosley and J.H.Bungey
Reinforced Concrete Analysis and DesignS.S. RAY

With this useful information on How to Prepare for RCC for GATE Civil Engineering. A practical and analytical mind will always ensure a positive result. Follow this approach and you will succeed in your GATE Civil Engineering examination.


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