GATE Civil Engineering Paper Analysis 

Subject Marks Distribution and Analysis

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2017-2020

Aptitude

15%

Maths

13%

Geotech

13%

Transportation

10%

Environment

10%

Fluid Mechanics

8%

Surveying

5%

SOM

5%

Structural Analysis

5%

RCC

4%

Hydrology

3%

Engineering Mechanics

3%

Steel

3%

Irrigation

1%

Construction Management

1%

Construction Materials

1%

Mark Distribution Breakdown

GATE CE Subject Wise Weightage
GATE CE subjects priority order by marks distribution

GATE CE Subject Insights

Aptitude

15%

Practice as many PYQs, till you get most right

Environment

10%

Focus should be on covering all topics in detail

Structural Analysis

5%

Questions are not lengthy; With good concepts, you can solve most questions

Steel

3%

Quality of questions has gone up one notch over the past years

Maths

13%

High scoring subject and fixed for 13 marks

Fluid Mechanics

8%

Good clarity on basic concepts will help scoring in Fluid Mechanics

RCC

4%

Any aspect can be asked, make sure you know the code thoroughly

Irrigation

1%

Standard questions are asked. Remember empirical relations as well.

Geotech

13%

Geotechnical Engineering comprises a huge syllabus but also yields high marks

Surveying

5%

Surveying is one of the easy scoring subjects

Hydrology

3%

Infiltration and hydrograph are must & important topics

Construction Management

1%

CPM and PERT are important topics in construction management

Transportation

10%

Transportation has both easy and tough marks with less syllabus to cover

SOM

5%

SOM is an important topic as an Civil Engineer. Builds the base.

Engineering Mechanics

3%

Newly added syllabus in GATE Civil Engineering

Construction Materials

1%

Similar questions are asked. Get the extra 1-2 marks by reading this subject