What are the Important Topics to study in Civil Engineering for GATE 2017 ?

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You all must be worried about completing your syllabus before the GATE 2017 on time so that you can start revising and taking online test series for better hands-on practice but before you rush towards completing your syllabus as soon as possible have a look at our analysis that we did on last 5-6 year Civil engineering GATE  exam. Have a look at what we have found.

Analysis of GATE exam for Civil Engineering 2010 – 2015

Name of the Subject  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Geo-Technical Engineering 17  15 15 15 10  15
Engineering Mathematics  15 13  13  10  11  13
Environmental Engineering  9  11  10  10  9 8
Transportation Engineering  8  9  9  7  8  8
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics  7  1  7  5 6  11
Concrete Structures  5  9  9  7  10 6
Hydrology & Irrigation  5  13  8  10 8  5
Mechanics  6  1  2  4 6 6
Structural Mechanics  3  8  7 8 8  3
Steel Structures  4 2 3 7 6 4
Surveying  3  3  2  2 3  6
General Aptitude (GA)  15  15  15  15  15


From this analysis, you can now estimate that what is being more frequent in GATE for civil engineering exam. Also, this will help you to what you can avoid as well so that better time utilisation can be done. You can’t avoid subjects like General aptitude, Geo-Technical Engineering, Engineering Maths & Environmental engineering but you can do or leave any other subject in which you think you are not that much handy according to your wish and capacity.

Now, the important topics which need to be focussed on in every key subject of Civil Engineering from GATE point of view are as follows:


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).


This will help you to manage your study for GATE 2017 and will let you focus on the key aspects so that you dont forget to practice importatn topics.

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