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Opportunities for GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

GATE Civil Engineering offers various opportunities from MTech offers to recruitment at top PSUs. Each year more than one lakh aspirants attempt the GATE CE exam making it the most sought-after exam. All the opportunities available after GATE CE are discussed in detail.

Opportunities for GATE CE
Opportunities for GATE CE

We will see the following sections

  • Syllabus and previous year's paper

  • GATE ES as secondary paper

  • Opportunities after GATE ES - MTechs & PSUs


GATE CE Syllabus and Previous Year's Paper


The syllabus for GATE CE is based on civil engineering-related topics ranging from basic topics like the strength of materials, and fluid mechanics to high-level topics like structures, highway engineering, etc. Topics like construction materials and construction management also form a part of the syllabus. A glimpse of the GATE CE syllabus is shared below.



All the subjects that are part of the GATE CE exam are covered in the Civil Engineering course curriculum itself. Therefore, a civil engineering graduate can easily understand and answer the question. Nevertheless, one needs to be strong in the basics of all the subjects in order to ace the exam.


Download the GATE CE previous year paper here


Who can give GATE CE as a Secondary Paper?


With the introduction of two features i.e., can attempt the GATE exam from the third year, and can attempt two papers in the same year, the GATE exam has become more accessible for the aspirants. Therefore, one can attempt GATE CE as a secondary paper. Listed below are the primary papers for which GATE CE could be attended as a secondary paper.


  • Architecture and planning

  • Environmental science and engineering

  • Geomatics engineering


Opportunities After GATE CE


MTech Offers with GATE ES


Civil engineering is an evergreen field. Each year civil engineering course offers opportunities in research fields as well as job roles in private, and government fields. There are various institutes that offer MTech courses in the civil engineering department. A list of IITs that offer various courses for GATE CE is mentioned below.




Below given is the list of NITs that offer various courses based on GATE CE.




PSU Offers with GATE CE


PSU job offers based on the GATE CE paper are consistent throughout the years. More and more new options are coming up each year. Therefore, it is safe to say that PSU options will be definitely available for GATE CE. Below given are some of the previous year's PSU notifications.


BARC Notification
BARC Notification

DRDO Notification
DRDO Notification

NHPC Notification
NHPC Notification

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GATE CE Courses at APSEd


APSEd offers a dedicated course for the GATE CE. There are a variety of options to choose from our list of offered courses. With options like recorded content, live classes, one on one mentoring, and much more, APSEd courses are great value-for-money deals that an aspirant can never miss out