GATE CE Paper Analysis 2021: Check Complete Analysis & Comparison

By | February 7, 2021
GATE CE Paper Analysis

GATE 2021 CE Exam was held on 6th February 2021. The GATE CE Answer key has been released now, The paper analysis provides you with the detailed information about the difficulty level of the exam, a number of question asked from which section have more weightage in the examination, was this tougher or easier as compared to the previous year, etc. In this article, you will get complete information about GATE CE Paper Analysis 2021.

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2021

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GATE CE Paper Analysis 2021

GATE Paper Analysis helps all the candidates to check the level of the exam. GATE CE 2021 Paper was held on 6th February 2021 in the online mode, the exam was conducted in two shifts. check complete details below;

  • The was conducted in two sessions ( 9:30 AM – 12: 30 PM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM).
  • The Question Paper has a total of 65 questions with 100 Marks.
  • The level of the GATE exam was Moderate.
  • Transportation, Environment, Geo-Tech topics are mostly used in the exam.
  • 25 questions out of the total were numerically based
  • Environmental Engineering was of 14 marks
  • Most of the questions were asked from Strength of Material, Transportation, H&I, Geotechnical, Structural Analysis,  FM & OCH, RCC, Environmental.

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The CE exam was held in two sessions more than 1.5 lac students appeared in it. The number of questions from the environment section was increased this year. Most of the questions were asked from Geotech Engineering and Environment. Other topics in the paper were Building Material, Fluid Mechanics, RCC, Steel Structure, Hydrology, Surveying, Transportation, Structural Analysis, SOM.

  • The paper was conducted in two sessions i.e., 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • The difficulty level of the paper was between easy to moderately difficult.
  • The General Aptitude section was fairly easy.
  • The Geotech Engineering carried 15 marks which is the maximum.
  • Environmental Engineering was of 14 marks.
  • 25 questions out of the total were numerically based.
  • The highest weightage was from Geotech Engineering, Environment Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.
  • Paper was easier than the previous year.
  • Most of the questions were asked from Strength of Material, Transportation, H&I, Geotechnical, Structural Analysis,  FM & OCH, RCC, Environmental

Previous Year’s Analysis

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2019 by Gate Academy

The GATE 2019 for civil engineering paper was conducted on February 10, 2019. After the successful completion of the exam, Every coaching institutes analyses the question paper and their difficulty level. Here we have listed the comparison of past year question papers with current year question papers.

GATE CE Paper Analysis by Gate Academy – Session 1

Most of the questions were asked from conceptual topics. More weightage questions were asked from Fluid Mechanics, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering. Tough topics were asked from Environmental Engineering, Structural Analysis, Transportation Engineering, CMM, and steel structure sections.

GATE CE paper analysis by Gate Academy – Session 1

S.No. Topics Percentage-wise weightage
1 General Aptitude 15%
2 Engineering Mathematics 15%
3 Fluid Mechanics 8%
4 Environmental Engineering 13%
5 R.C.C 3%
6 Structural analysis 7%
7 Geotechnical Engineering 11%
8 Transportation Engineering 3%
9 CMM 2%
10 Engineering Mechanics 2%
11 Irrigation Hydrology 8%
12 Solid Mechanics 7%
13 Steel Structures 2%
14 Geomatics 4%

Detailed GATE CE Paper Analysis by Gate Academy (Session 1)

Subject Topics No. Of Questions Topics – Questions were  asked from Difficulty Level Total Marks
Engineering Mathematics 1 marks- 9

2 marks- 3

Eigen Vector, Probability density, Continuity, Differential Equation, Numerical Method (Euler’s method, Integration), Limit (L-Hospital Rule), Matrix ( Inverse), Poisson’s Distribution, Mode & Median Easy 15
Fluid Mechanics 1 marks- 2

2 marks- 3

Fluid Dynamics ( Force on a bend pipe), Pipe flow, Boundary layer theory, Open Channel Flow ( GVF), Open channel Flow ( Sluice Gate)

 

Medium 8
Environmental Engineering 1 marks -5

2 marks- 4

BOD, Settling Velocity, Waste Water Treatment. Noise Pollution (Equivalent Noise), Air Pollution ( Acid Rain) Tough 13
Structural Analysis 1 marks -1

2 marks- 3

Two hinged Arch (Max Beam), Slope Deflection Method, Influence line Tough 7
R.C.C 1 marks- 1

2 marks- 1

Prestressing, IS 456

 

Medium 3
Geotechnical Engineering 1 marks- 1

2 marks- 5

Thixotropy, Bearing Capacity, Consolidation settlement, Triaxial Test, Properties of soil (Water absorption ), Liquidity index Medium 11
Transportation Engineering 1 marks- 1

2 marks- 1

Airport Engineering, Traffic Engineering Tough 3
CMM 1 marks- 0

2 marks- 1

Time Duration

 

Tough 2
Irrigation & Hydrology 1 marks- 2

2 marks- 3

Unit Hydrograph Easy 8
Engineering Mechanics 1 marks- 0

2 marks- 1

Force Velocity Medium 2
Solid Mechanics 1 marks-1

2 marks- 3

Strain Energy (Axial Load), BM & SF, Column (Euler’s Load), Medium 7
Steel structure 1 marks-0

2 marks- 1

Eccentric Connections ( Force on Bolt) Tough 2
Geomatics 1 marks-2

2 marks- 1

Bearing ( Local Attraction), EDM, Remote Sensing Easy 4
General Aptitude 1 marks-5

2 marks-5

Probability, Numerical ability, Passage, Grammar Medium 15
65 100

GATE CE Paper Analysis by Gate Academy – Session 2

IN the examination questions are asked from Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Irrigation Hydrology. Higher weightage questions asked from Irrigation Hydrology and from Geotechnical Engineering questions were too tough as compared to the previous year. The questions asked from the General Aptitude sections are of medium nature.

GATE CE Paper Analysis by Gate Academy – Session 2

S.No. Topics Percentage-wise weightage
1 General Aptitude 15%
2 Engineering Mathematics 12%
3 Fluid Mechanics 5%
4 Environmental Engineering 11%
5 R.C 5%
6 Structural analysis 3%
7 Geotechnical Engineering 13%
8 Transportation Engineering 8%
9 CMM 4%
10 Engineering Mechanics 4%
11 Irrigation Hydrology 8%
12 Solid Mechanics 5%
13 Steel Structures 2%
14 Geomatics 5%

Detailed GATE CE Paper Analysis by Gate Academy (Session 2)

Subject Topics No. Of Questions Topics – Questions were asked from Difficulty Level Total Marks
Engineering Mathematics 1 marks- 4

2 marks- 4

Chain rule, Vector divergence. Probability, Characteristics equation, Matrix, Tangent and curve. Definite integral. Differential equation Medium 12
Fluid Mechanics 1 marks- 1

2 marks- 2

Centrifugal pump, Head loss, U-tube Medium 5
Environmental Engineering 1 marks -3

2 marks- 4

ASP, NP, AP, SWH, BOD, Total hardness, Sedimentation tank Medium 11
Structural Analysis 1 marks -1

2 marks- 1

Kinematic Indeterminacy, Rotational Easy 3
R.C.C 1 marks- 1

2 marks- 2

Concrete technology, PSC, Tests on cement Easy 5
Geotechnical Engineering 1 marks- 5

2 marks- 4

Seepage Analysis, Bearing capacity. Compaction, Earth pressure, Slopes, Pile, Shear strength. Stress distribution Tough 13
Transportation Engineering 1 marks- 4

2 marks- 2

Curves, Railway, Space headway, Rigid pavement Easy 8
CMM 1 marks- 2

2 marks- 1

CPM, PERT Easy 4
Irrigation & Hydrology 1 marks- 2

2 marks- 3

Infiltration, Thickness polygon method, the Water requirement of crops, OCF Easy 8
Engineering Mechanics 1 marks- 0

2 marks- 2

Work & Energy Methods Medium 4
Solid Mechanics 1 marks-1

2 marks- 2

Shear Strain, Deflection, Torque, Strain energy, SFD and BMD Medium 5
Steel structure 1 marks-0

2 marks- 1

Welding Easy 2
Geomatics 1 marks-1

2 marks- 2

Plane table, Geo informatics, Levelling Medium 5
General Aptitude 1 marks-5

2 marks-5

Probability, Numerical ability, Grammar Medium 15
65 100

GATE Helpline 2021

For any kind of query candidates can contact with below details:

ZONE CONTACT ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER EMAIL ID
1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru 560 012
080-22932392
080-23601227
gate@gate.iisc.ac.in
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
022-25767068 gateoffice@iitb.ac.in
3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
011-26591750
011-26596137
011-26591749
chrgate@admin.iitd.ac.in
4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
0361-2582751
0361-2582755
gate@iitg.ac.in
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
0512-2597412 gate@iitk.ac.in
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
03222-282091
03222-282095
gate@adm.iitkgp.ac.in
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
044-22578200 gate@iitm.ac.in
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667
01332-284531 gate@iitr.ac.in

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