GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage (2010-2013)

GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage (2010-2013)

GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage (2010-2013): The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology. As the GATE 2017 Exam date is approaching, it is time for the candidates to start preparing. This year GATE examination will be organised by Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.

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. So, let’s begin with one of the most popular disciplines of GATE examination. This article will cover all the information related to GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for the years 2010-2013.


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, 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 2010 to 2013 and analyze the important topics.


GATE Civil Engineering Subject Weightage for 2010-2013

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 2005-2009 from the mentioned link.

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.gate-civil-engineering-mathematics-e-book

 Recommended: Engineering Mathematics Practice e-book


Recommended: Civil Engineering Mathematics e-book

Now, let’s move to our analysis of civil engineering subject weightage of marks from year 2010 to 2013 and try to analyze the important topics for each.

 Name of the Subject  2010  2011  2012  2013
Engineering Mathematics  15  13  13  8
Strength of Materials  9  7  9  6
Structural Analysis  3  2  –  9
Irrigation & hydrology 5 7  11  8
Geo Technical  17  15  15  14
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic machine  7  7  4  9
RCC & Pre-Stressed Concrete  5  8  8  5
Design of Steel Structures  4  5  3  5
Highway & Surveying  11  12  12  13
Environment Engineering  9  9  10  8
General Aptitude  15  15  15  15
 Total Marks  100  100  100 100

It is clear from the above information, that Geo Technical and Highway & Surveying carries a higher weightage of marks. We can see a dramatic change in the marks distribution of Structural Analysis between the years 2010-13. Environment Engineering also has significant weightage of marks. Thus, you must put these at the top of your priority list.

Least weightage of marks is under the topic of Design of Steel Structures. 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 2010-2013. 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 session 2014-2016.

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