GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage (2014-2015): The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology. GATE exam is a gateway for qualifying candidates to secure admission to postgraduate programs in centrally funded Indian institutions. This year IIT Roorkee is the organising institute for GATE Exam.
GATE is a highly competitive entrance exam where lakhs of candidates appear for the examination. As the GATE 2017 Exam date is approaching, it is time for the candidates to start preparing. Similar to our previous articles, we will be emphasizing on the importance of previous years’ papers analysis and how it can have a positive impact on your preparation and GATE score.
This article will cover all the information related to GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for the years 2014-2015.
Analysis of GATE Civil Engineering Exam
For the year 2017, Civil engineering consists of 65 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. Out of these 65 questions, 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA). Rest of the 55 questions will be from Technical and Engineering Mathematics section.
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks Per Section|
|Engineering Mathematics + Technical||55||85 (15+70)|
In GATE 2017, there will be negative marking for the multiple choice type questions.
- For, 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
- For 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
- There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
Once you get acquainted with the exam pattern, you must drag your attention towards previous year’s papers analysis. Not only does it help you in filtering out the important topics but also helps you understand the structure in a better perspective.
So, it is imperative to know the pattern of questions and distribution of marks of the topics covered in GATE exam. Let’s have a look at our Civil Engineering subject weightage for the years 2014 & 2015 and analyze the important topics.
GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for 2014-2015
From 2010 onwards, the GATE exam pattern took a dramatic turn. The number of questions reduced to 65 and the total marks allotted to the paper was 100. This resulted in change in distribution of marks among the topics. Have a look at our previous article for an in-depth analysis of GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for the years 2005-2013:
- GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage 2005-2009
- GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage 2010-2013
One subject common to all papers of GATE examination is Engineering Mathematics. Engineering maths has significant contribution in terms of distribution of marks every year in all of the papers. So, you must give it equal attention and try to put it at the top of your priority list.
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Recommended: Civil Engineering Mathematics e-book
From 2014 onwards, GATE examination was conducted in multiple sessions. Civil Engineering paper was held in 2 sessions i.e forenoon and afternoon in both the years. Now, let’s move to our analysis of civil engineering subject weightage of marks for years 2014 & 2015 including all the sessions and try to analyze the important topics for each.
|Name of the Subject||2014||2015|
|CE 1||CE 2||CE 1||CE 2|
|Reinforced Cement Concrete||8||5||8||6|
|Hydrology & Irrigation||6||8||5||5|
From the above information, it is clear that Geotechnical Engineering and Fluid Mechanics carries a higher weightage of marks. We can see a dramatic change in the marks distribution of Structural Analysis between the years 2014-2015. Transportation and Environmental Engineering also carry a lot of weighatge of marks.
Least weightage of marks is seen under the topics of Steel Structures and Solid Mechanics. In this way, you will able to filter out topics from each year and can prepare accordingly. However, we do not advise the candidates to leave any topic. You must strive to cover each and every topic but you should do so with the time constraint in mind. Try to concentrate more on topics of higher significance and maintain a proper strategy.
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Have a look at the GATE subject weightage and analysis for other related disciplines from the following links:
- GATE Mechanical Engineering Subject Weightage (2014-2015)
- GATE Electrical Engineering Subject Weightage (2014-2015)
- GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage (2014-2015)
- GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage (2014-2015)
We conclude our article on GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for the years 2014-2015. Stay connected for more information on our analysis of major subjects of the GATE examination. We will soon be posting more information regrading Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for the year 2016 along with important topics for the upcoming GATE 2017.