GATE 2017: Question paper analysis for Civil Engineering by GateForum

GATE 2017 Civil Engineering topic wise exam analysis

The Civil Engineering paper of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 was conducted on Sunday, February 12, in multiple sessions by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. Here is the question paper analysis by experts from GateForum for Civil Engineering, afternoon session, from 2pm to 5pm. 

GATE 2017: Question paper analysis for Civil Engineering by GateForum

Section 1 mark 2 mark No of ques
Engineering Mathematics 4 4 8
Engineering Mechanics 0 1 1
Solid Mechanics 1 5 6
Structural Analysis 1 1 2
Construction Materials & Management 2 0 2
Concrete Structures 1 2 3
Steel Structures 0 1 1
Soil Mechanics 3 2 5
Foundation Engineering 2 2 4
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 1 2 3
Hydrology 2 1 3
Irrigation 0 1 1
Environmental Engineering 2 4 6
Transportation Engineering 3 2 5
Geomatics Engineering 3 2 5
Verbal Ability 3 2 5
Numerical Ability 2 3 5

Type of questions asked from each section of GATE 2017

A B
Kinematics of point mass
Solid Mechanics Shear Force, Bending moment, Deflection, Torque
Structural Analysis SDM, Kinematic Indeterminacy
Construction Materials & Management Bricks, PERT
Concrete Structures Pre-stress,
Steel Structures Welded joints
Soil Mechanics Properties of soil, Seepage, Tri-axial test
Foundation Engineering Earth pressure, Piles, Slopes
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics Energy depth, Specific speed of turbine
Hydrology Hydrograph, Thiesen Polygon method
Irrigation Duty-Delta
Environmental Engineering BOD, Settling tank
Transportation Engineering Railway track, Space headway, Relative stiffness
Geomatics Engineering Photography, Types of Surveying, Leveling

Comments on GATE 2017 Civil Engineering session II by GateForum

  • CE paper II has more  Numerical type of questions
  • Compared to last year, in Fluid Mechanics weightage has come down while it is increased in Solid Mechanics
  • In remaining topics IIT Roorkee has followed almost the same weightage compared to last year.
  • In general the overall difficulty level of the paper is  Moderate than last year

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