GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage (2005-2009)

GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage (2005-2009)

GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage (2005-2009): Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering is  a national level examination conducted every year. It provides admission to post-graduate engineering courses like M.Tech, M.E offered by the IITs, NITs, and various private institutions. This year, GATE Examination will be organized by Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The details shall be posted on their official website i.e

In order to excel in GATE examination, one needs rigorous preparation and commitment. No matter how many times you study the syllabus or attempt mock tests, your score will eventually depend on how you are able to utilize time and engage in selective and smart study. At any cost, you can not ignore the importance of trend analysis and its implication on your preparation.

So, for the next few days, we will be providing an in-depth analysis of the subjects of various engineering papers of GATE examination. We will be covering the information of papers concerning the years of 2005-2015. In this article, we will be giving complete information on Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for the years 2005-2009.


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
 General Aptitude  10  15
Engineering Mathematics + Technical  55 85 (15+70)
 Total 65 100

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 of GATE 2017, 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 2005 to 2009 and analyze the important topics.


GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for 2005-2009

Since 2005, a lot of changes have occurred in the GATE examination in terms of distribution of marks and questions.

  • From the year 2005 to 2008, the total marks allotted to the exam was 150.
  • In 2009, the total marks for the exam was 100 and the number of questions dropped to 60.
  • From 2010 onwards, the exam pattern completely changed. The written examination has a total of 65 questions carrying a total of 100 marks.

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.


 Recommended: Engineering Mathematics Practice e-book


Recommended: Civil Engineering Mathematics e-book

Have a look at our analysis of civil engineering subject weightage of marks from year 2005 to 2009 and try to analyze the important topics for each.

Name of the Subject  2005  2006 2007  2008 2009
Geo-Technical Engineering 24 21 23  25 16
Engineering Mathematics 17 18 19  20 15
Environmental Engineering 20 15 15 14  14
Transportation Engineering 14 15 17  20  6
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 18 17  16  15 7
Concrete Structures 14  11  12 12  6
Hydrology & Irrigation 14 8  10  9 7
Mechanics  10 18  12  3  8
Structural Mechanics  10 6 9  6  2
Steel Structures  9 6  6  5 6
Surveying  0 10  10 9 5
General Aptitude (GA)  –  –  –  –  –
 Total Marks  150  150  150  150  100

From the above information, it is clear that Geo-Technical Engineering and Environmental Engineering carries a higher weightage of marks. Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics also carry a lot of weighatge of marks. Least weightage of marks is seen under the topics Surveying and Steel Structures.

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.


Recommended: GATE Civil Engineering Solved Papers e-book

Have a look at the GATE subject weightage and analysis for other related disciplines from the following links:

We conclude our article on GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for the years 2005-2009. 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 sessions 2010-2013 and 2014-2016.

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