GATE CE Paper Analysis 2020: Check Complete Analysis & Comparison

By | May 19, 2020
GATE CE Paper Analysis

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.

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GATE CE Paper Analysis 2020

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 are 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 form 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

Pre stressing, 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 weighatge questions asked from Irrigation Hydrology and from Geotechnical Engineering questions were to tough as compared to previous year. The questions asked from General Aptitude sections are in 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, 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

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