Syllabus and Pattern Changes: GATE 2021 CE (Civil Engineering)
GATE 2021 is conducted by IIT-Bombay. Earlier they had announced updates on GATE 2021 Exam
The major changes being two new subject papers are introduced for GATE 2021 and that third-year students can now appear for the exam.
They have now released the syllabus, pattern in their official website.
What are the changes in the pattern?
All Test Papers of GATE 2021 will be entirely objective type. Pattern of questions may include
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
MSQ is a new type of question where you can select multiple answers. There won't be any negative marking, but there are no partial marks either for the correct answer.
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and
sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four
answers, out of which ONE or MORE than ONE choice(s) are correct.
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions. However, there
is NO partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single
What are the changes in the syllabus for Civil Engineering?
Highlight the changes as follows
Maclaurin series; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems
Laplace transform and its application in solving linear ODEs
Least square approximation
Euler’s equations of motion;
Principles of virtual work.
Free Vibrations of undamped SDOF system.
Theories of Failure
Construction Materials and Management
Bricks and mortar;
Ultimate load design concepts
Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Kinematics of flow
Basics of hydraulic machines
Specific speed of pumps and turbines;
Noise Pollution: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.
Highway alignment and engineering surveys
Level of service of rural highways and urban roads.
What are the changes in aptitude?
The syllabus of aptitude for 10 marks include the following:
Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context Reading and comprehension Narrative sequencing
Quantitative Aptitude & Data interpretation
Data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability
Logic Deduction and induction Analogy Numerical relations and reasoning
Transformation of shapes, Translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions
All the best for GATE 2021!