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GATE CE Paper Analysis 2022: Check Complete Analysis & Comparison

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  • The GATE CE Exam 2022 was conducted on February 12th, 2022, in two sessions; CE-1 in the forenoon session (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) and CE-2 in the afternoon session (14:30 PM-17:30 PM).
  • The final answer keys will be released on February 21st, 2022.
  • The response sheet has been released on the official website. Click Here to download.
  • The results will be declared on March 17th, 2022.

The GATE CE answer key has been released on the official website. The paper analysis provides you with detailed information about the difficulty level, pattern, and kinds of questions asked in the examination.

In this article, you will get complete information about the GATE CE Paper Analysis 2022.

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2022

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GATE CE 2022 Exam Highlights (Both Shifts)

  • The overall difficulty level of the GATE CE exam was moderate.
  • Numerical method questions had more weightage in GATE CE 2022.
  • The previous year’s GATE CE cutoff was 29.2 marks.

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2022 Shift 1

  • The overall difficulty level of GATE CE was moderate.
  • The GATE CE 2022 question papers comprised 7 MSC, 35 MCQ, and 23 NAT questions.
  • There was only one question from SOM modular ratio.
  • Environmental and Geotechnical engineering had high weightage with 11 marks each.

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2022 Shift 2

  • The GATE CE 2022 paper for shift 2 had 7 MSC, 34 MCQ, and 24 NAT questions, the same as shift 1.
  • The difficulty level of shift 2 GATE CE paper was also similar to that of shift 1 which is moderate.
  • Only one question was asked from structural dynamics. While the highest number of questions were asked from Geotechnical, environmental, and transportation engineering.

GATE Paper Analysis CE 2022 – Topic-wise weightage (Shift 1 and 2)

Topics

1 Marks

2 Marks

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

3

5

13

Strength of Materials

1

1

3

Engineering Hydrology

0

1

2

Engineering Mechanics

0

0

0

Geotechnical Engineering

5

3

11

Structural Analysis

0

3

6

Surveying

2

2

6

Building Material and Construction Management

2

1

4

Design of Steel Structures

0

1

2

Irrigation Engineering

1

1

3

Transportation Engineering

2

3

8

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

2

3

8

Environmental Engineering

5

3

11

Design of Concrete Structures

2

3

8

General Aptitude

5

5

15

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2021

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GATE CE Paper Analysis 2021

GATE Paper Analysis assists all the candidates in checking the level of the exam. The Gate CE 2021 paper was held in the online mode in two shifts. Here are the details regarding the same:

  • The test was divided into two sessions (9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.).
  • The question paper has a total of 65 questions with 100 marks.
  • The level of the GATE exam was moderate.
  • The majority of the exam questions focused on transportation, the environment, and geo-technology.
  • 25 questions out of the total were numerically based.
  • Most of the questions were asked about Strength of Material, Transportation, H & I, Geotechnical, Structural Analysis, FM & OCH, RCC, Environmental.

GATE CE Paper Analysis

GATE CE I Exam Analysis 2021

GATE CE Paper Analysis Chart

GATE CE II Exam Analysis 2021

GATE CE II Paper Analysis

 

GATE CE Answer Key 2021

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2020

In 2020, the CE exam was divided into two sessions. It featured over 1.5 million students. This year, the number of questions from the environment section was increased. Geotech Engineering and Environment covered the majority of the questions. The paper also covered building materials, fluid mechanics, RCC, steel structure, hydraulics, surveying, transportation, structural analysis, and SOM. The following are the key takeaways:

    • 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 somewhere between easy and moderately difficult.
    • The General Aptitude section was fairly easy.
    • Geotech Engineering carried 15 marks.
    • Environmental Engineering had 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 about 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 civil engineering paper was conducted on February 10, 2019. After the successful completion of the exam, every coaching institute analyzed the question paper and its difficulty level. Here we have listed the comparison of the past year’s question papers with the current year’s question papers.

GATE CE Paper Analysis by Gate Academy – Session 1

Most of the questions were asked about conceptual topics. More weightage questions were asked in Fluid Mechanics, Geotechnical, and Environmental Engineering. Tough topics were asked from the 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 were asked about transportation engineering, geotechnical and environmental engineering, and irrigation and hydrology. The higher weightage questions asked about irrigation hydrology and geotechnical engineering questions were too tough as compared to the previous year. The questions asked in the general aptitude sections were 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, Geoinformatics, Levelling Medium 5
General Aptitude 1 marks-5

2 marks-5

Probability, Numerical ability, Grammar Medium 15
65 100

GATE Helpline 2022

For any kind of query, candidates can contact with below-mentioned helplines:

ZONE CONTACT ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER EMAIL ID
1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru 560 012
080-22932392
080-23601227
[email protected]
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
022-25767068 [email protected]
3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
011-26591750
011-26596137
011-26591749
[email protected]
4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
0361-2582751
0361-2582755
[email protected]
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
0512-2597412 [email protected]
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
03222-282091
03222-282095
[email protected]
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
044-22578200 [email protected]
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667
01332-284531 [email protected]

Conclusion

This article gives you in-depth details about the GATE CE 2022 exam paper along with its analysis. Students must go through the previous years’ papers as they provide a fair idea of the gist of the exam. It helps to understand the pattern and the difficulty level too.

Hence, do not skip this part during your preparation.

Good luck!

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