GATE 2019 Civil Engineering (CE) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis


GATE CE Answer Key along with the question paper will be released by the conducting authority (IIT Madras)  after one week of the examination. Candidates can download the official answer keys by visiting the official websites of the GATE Exam

  • GATE CE Exam is conducted today on 10th February 2019 in two shifts (Morning and After Noon).
  • GATE CE Result will be released on 16th March 2019 via the GOAPS websites.

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As per GATE (GOAPS) report last year a total 1,18,147 students appeared in the GATE CE Examination and on which only for 18, 013 clear the GATE Examination. The question paper is totally based on the fundamental, basic concept and thought-provoking. 

  • Session 1 – Fluid Mechanics, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering topics are too high according to the question weight. Here candidates can check complete GATE CE Paper Analysis.
  • Session 2 – In this session, Geotechnical Engineering questions are too difficult as compared to the last year. We can simply say this section level is too high as usual.

Through the help of GATE CE, Official answer key candidate will get an idea that how much marks they will score in the examination. Based on the GATE CE Answer Key, the authority will prepare the final result or merit list for students. Candidates who find any discrepancy in the official answer key, they can raise an appeal against the official answer key by paying additional charges of the fee and this correction process is available for the limited time frame. After the fixed time period nobody can raise an appeal or authority will not accept any more appeal.

How to Check GATE Answer Key (CE)?

Here candidates need to follow step by step guide to download GATE CE Answer Key:

  • The very first step candidates need to visit the official website of GOAPS i.e.
  • Then candidates need to enter their credentials i.e. Enrollment ID, Registration Number and Date of Birth
  • The final answer key for GATE CE Examination has been displayed in front of your screen.
  • For future reference candidates can save it.

Here candidates can check shift 1 paper analysis for GATE CE Examination (For Morning Session):

Candidates can check complete paper analysis and complete paper solution of GATE CE Question Paper from Here

GATE CE Paper analysis for Shift-2 session is available here:

Here we have derived complete paper analysis section wise and the level of difficulty:

Section Name Major Topics Covered in the Exam Overall Difficulty Level of the Questions
Environmental Engineering BOD, Air Pollution, Sludge Disposal, Domestic Wastewater Moderate
Structural Analysis Deflection of Beam, Truss & Strain Difficult
Water Resources Engineering Unit Hydrographs, Flood Estimation, Fluid Routing Easy
SOM/Solid mechanics Struss, Deflection of Beams Easy
RCC Concrete Technology, Shear, Compression and Torsion by Limit State Methods Easy
Geomatics/ Surveying Engineering Levelling, Coordinate System, Map Projections, Theodolite-Traversing Moderate
Geotechnical Engineering Earth Pressure, Consolidation, Shear Strength, Permeability & Seepage, Compaction Moderate
Transportation Engineering Traffic Characteristics, Theory of Traffic Flow, Pavements, GIS Remote Sensing Moderate
Construction Materials and Management Construction Management, Analysis of Beam Sections at Transfer and Service Loads Difficult
Engineering Mechanics Trusses and Frames, Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion Difficult
Steel Structure Plastic Analysis, Design of Tension Member, Beams Moderate

Section-wise marks distribution of the GATE CE Examination:

Section Name Number of 1 Mark Questions Number of 2 Marks Questions Total Marks From the Section
Environmental Engineering 4 3 10
Structural Analysis 1 1 3
Water Resources Engineering 3 4 11
Solid Mechanics 1 2 5
RCC 1 2 5
Geomatics/ Surveying 3 1 5
Geotechnical Engineering 3 6 15
Transportation Engineering 2 2 6
Construction Material & Management 0 3 6
Engineering Mechanics 1 1 3
Steel Structure 1 1 3
Engineering Mathematics 5 4 13
General Aptitude 5 5 15
Total 30 Questions 35 Questions 100 Marks

GATE 2019 Expected Cut off

The authority will declare soon the final cut off for GATE CE Examination. GATE Cut off is the minimum marks which is required to score clearing the GATE Examination. The minimum qualifying score you will get from the below-given table which is also useful for the various individual participating colleges in India. Here we have listed past five cut off analysis. Candidates can predict or can take this cut off marks as an expected mark.

Year of GATE for CE Exam General Category OBC Category SC, ST and PH Categories
2017 28.7 25.8 19.1
2016 25 22.5 16.6
2015 25 22.5 16.67
2014 26.57 23.91 17.71
2013 27.13 24.42 18.09

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