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GATE Civil Engineering syllabus is arranged into 7 subjects Engineering Mathematics, Water Resource Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

Apart from subject-wise sections, General Aptitude questions are included in exam. The GATE exam format is 65 questions of 100 marks in which 72% of marks weightage is given to core subjects, 15% of marks weightage to General Aptitude, and 13% of marks weightage to Engineering Mathematics.

IIT Kanpur conducted GATE 2023 examination held in February. It is expected that IIS Bengaluru will conduct GATE 2024 exam. So, without wasting time candidates should start preparing for GATE Civil Engineering

GATE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2024

Civil Engineering syllabus for GATE examination is divided into 7 subjects. We will give detailed information on the exam syllabus in this section.

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)
  • Partial Differential Equation (PDE)
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Structural Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Construction Materials and Management
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures

Geomatics Engineering

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering

Water Resource Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Irrigation

Environmental Engineering

  • Water and Wastewater
  • Air Pollution
  • Municipal Solid Wastes

Transportation Engineering

  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Highway Pavements

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Principles of Surveying
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Subject-wise Weightage to GATE CE Subjects

We prepared the subject-wise weightage given to GATE Civil Engineering subjects based on analysis of past GATE exam question papers.

Subject Name Approximate Subject-Wise Weightage (%)
General Aptitude 15%
Engineering Mathematics 11%
Irrigation 2%
Geotech 12%
Environment 5%
Transportation 11%
Hydrology 6%
Structural Analysis 2%
Fluid Mechanics 6%
Surveying 4%
RCC 8%
SOM 4%
Steel Structure 1%
Building Material & Construction Management 3%
Strength & Materials 5%
Engineering Mechanics 5%

Exam Pattern Details

Candidate to analyze exam pattern carefully while starting with GATE Civil Engineering exam preparation. 

  • GATE Question Paper Pattern: 65 questions of 100 marks
  • 2 Types of Questions: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
  • MCQ Marking Scheme: 1 Mark (correct answer), ⅓ mark (negative marking for wrong answer) & 2 marks (correct answer), ⅔ marks (wrong answer negative marking)
  • NAT Marking Scheme: No Negative Marking in NAT Questions.

List of books for GATE CE Exam Preparation

List of important books for GATE Civil Engineering 2024 exam preparation.

Subject Name Books Referred
Engineering Mathematics  GATE Engineering Mathematics by Abhinav Goel and Suraj Singh
Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Sastry S.S
Structural Engineering Structural Analysis by R. C. HibbelerStructural Engineering Reference Manual by Alan Williams
Structural Engineering Formulas by Ilya Mikhelson
Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Engineering by T. G. Sitharam and T.N. Ramamurthy
Principles of Geotechnical Engineering by Braja M Das
Geotechnical Engineering Design by Ming Xiao
Water Resources Engineering Water-Resources Engineering: International Edition by David A
ChinWater Supply Engineering by Santosh Kumar Garg
Environmental Engineering Elements of Environmental Engineering by K. N. DuggalTextbook of Environmental Engineering by P. Venugopala RaoEnvironmental engineering and sanitation by Joseph A. Salvato
Transportation Engineering Principles of Transportation Engineering by Chakraborty and Das
Transportation Planning: Principles, Practices, and Policies by Sarkar Prabir Kumar, Maitri Vinay, and Joshi G.JText
Transportation Engineering by Chandola and S.P Highway Engineering by Rangwala
Geomatics Engineering Basics of Geomatics by Mario A.
GomarascaPrecision Surveying: The Principles and Geomatics Practice by John Olusegun Ogundare
Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics by Charles D. Ghilani and Paul R. Wolf

Final Takeaway

We provided detailed information on GATE Civil Engineering syllabus in our blog. Candidates can check syllabus and paper pattern to make thier study plans accordingly. Revising notes and practicing mock tests regularly is important to get a high ranking in GATE exam 2024. Practice Mock provides GATE CE mock test series with a detailed analysis of attempted mocks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): GATE CE Syllabus 2024

What are the main sections in GATE Civil Engineering Syllabus?

GATE Civil Engineering Exam Syllabus consists of 7 sections.
Engineering Mathematics 
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Water Resource Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Geomatics Engineering

What is the difficulty level of GATE Civil Engineering exam?

GATE Civil Engineering exam difficulty level is moderate to difficult.

Is it easy to crack GATE Civil Engineering Exam 2024?

Revising notes and attempting mock tests can benefit you in cracking GATE Civil Engineering Exam 2024 in the first attempt. 

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