25 Sep 2021

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GATE 2021 Civil Paper Analysis – Know Exam Pattern and Marks Distribution!
 

GATE paper analysis is an important part of your preparation. With the help of this GATE Civil paper analysis, aspirants will be able to know the exact GATE exam pattern and difficulty level of the exam. Candidates can check all the GATE 2021 Civil topic-wise distribution of marks. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), is a national-level entrance test held by the GATE Committee across India every year. The GATE exam will be a CBT (Computer-based Test) of three hours comprising 65 questions and the maximum marks will be 100. Since mere six months are left for the GATE 2022, you should kick start your GATE preparation now. It is very important for all the candidates to analyze previous year’s question papers to know all the overall and sectional difficulty levels along with the topic-wise distribution of questions. Read this article to know about the GATE 2021 paper analysis for civil engineering, questions asked, and good attempts. This can be of huge help for the candidates preparing for the GATE 2022 Civil examination.
GATE 2022 Civil Engineering: Exam Pattern
The GATE Civil Engineering 2022 notification has been released by IIT Kharagpur on August 1, 2021. Candidates can visit the official site and check all the important GATE exam dates, syllabus, pattern, application form filling process, and other key parameters to appear for GATE 2022. Keeping in mind the earlier trends, one can expect the GATE exam pattern to be the same.

Mode of Examination

Online/ Computer-based Test

Total no. of questions

65

Maximum Marks

100

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Sections

General Aptitude and Subject Specific

  • The GATE Civil Engineering exam is online. It is a computer-based test (CBT).

  • The Division of Marks will be General Aptitude for 15% of total marks, Engineering Mathematics for 15% of total marks, and Paper or Discipline opted for by a candidate for 70% of total marks.

  • The questions paper will have a mix of Numerical Answer Test (NAT), Multiple Select (MSQ), and Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). The detailed GATE Exam Pattern is discussed below.

  • There will be a total of 65 questions.

  • The question paper will carry a total of 100 marks.

  • The questions are to be answered in a total time of 3 hours.

  • There will be two sections i.e. General Aptitude and Core Subject (CE)

  • 1/3 mark will be canceled/deducted for 1 mark MCQ.

  • The 2/3rd mark will be deducted for the 2 mark MCQ.

Overall Highlights of GATE 2021 Civil Paper

  • The overall level of the GATE 2021 Civil exam was Moderate-to-Difficult as some questions tested the GATE preparation of students.

  • Geotech Engineering and Environmental Engineering carried the highest marks weightage in both the sessions.

  • The qualifying GATE cutoff for the civil paper was around 27-29 marks

Highlights of GATE CE 2021: Session 1

  • The overall level of the exam was Moderate

  • There were 15 NATs and 2 MCQs included in the paper.

  • General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics sections were easy and candidates must score good marks in it.

  • Transportation, Environment, and Geo-Tech were the subjects with the highest marks weightage.

Subject Name

Questions (1 Mark+2 Marks)

Weightage

Airport

0+1

-

Construction Material (CPM)

1+2

-

Highway

3+3

-

General Aptitude

5+5

15%

Engineering Mathematics

5+3

11%

Geotech Engineering

2+1

13%

Environmental Engineering

3+6

8%

Fluid Mechanics

1+2

6%

Structural Analysis

2+1

6%

Strength of Materials

-

4%

Steel Structure

0+1

2%

Design Of Steel Structure

0+1

-

Surveying

2+1

4%

RCC

1+2

4%

Irrigation & Hydrology

1+0

9%

Building Material

1+0

2%

Transportation Engineering

-

11%

Total

65

100

Highlights of GATE CE 2021: Session 2

  • The overall level of the exam was Moderate.

  • There were 2 MCQs.

  • General Aptitude and Geo-Techn sections were easy.

  • Geotech Engineering, & Environmental Engineering were the subjects with the highest marks weightage.

Subject Name

Questions (1 Mark+2 Marks)

Weightage

Transportation

4 + 3

15%

Fluid Mechanics

0 + 1

13%

Engineering Mechanics

1 + 3

5%

Mechanics of Material

0 + 1

6%

Environment

3 + 2

14%

Irrigation

0 +1

5%

SOM

2 + 5

11%

Surveying

0 + 3

6%

Hydrology

1 + 1

6%

Geotech Engineering

4 + 0

4%

Steel Structure

1 + 5

1%

RCC

3 + 5

3%

Structural Analysis

0 + 5

9%

Highlights of GATE CE 2020 Session 1

  • The overall level of the GATE civil engineering exam was Moderate

  • There were 25+ NAT questions included in the paper.

  • The General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics section was easy and candidates must score good marks in it.

  • Geotech Engineering & Environmental Engineering were the subjects with the highest marks weightage of 15 and 14 marks respectively.

  • The GATE CE 2020 exam was easy compared to the GATE 2019 CE exam.

Subject Name

Questions (1 Mark+2 Marks)

Weightage (In Marks)

General Aptitude

10 (5+5)

15

Engineering Mathematics

8 (4+4)

12

Geotech Engineering

8 (1+7)

15

Environmental Engineering

8 (2+6)

14

Fluid Mechanics

7 (5+2)

9

Structural Analysis

4 (2+2)

6

Strength of Materials

4 (2+2)

6

Steel Structure

1 (0+1)

2

Surveying

2 (0+2)

4

RCC

3 (1+2)

5

Irrigation & Hydrology

2 (2+0)

2

Building Material

2 (2+0)

2

Transportation Engineering

6 (4+2)

8

Total

65

100

Highlights of GATE CE 2020: Session 2

  • The overall level of the GATE civil engineering exam was Easy-to-Moderate

  • General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics section was easy.

  • Geotech Engineering, Environmental Engineering & Transportation Engineering were the subjects with the highest marks weightage of 14, 11 & 11 marks respectively.

Subject Name

Questions (1 Mark+2 Marks)

Weightage

General Aptitude

10 (5+5)

15

Engineering Mathematics

9 (5+4)

13

Strength of Materials

2 (1+1)

3

Structural Analysis

4 (1+3)

7

RCC

2 (0+2)

4

Design of Steel Structure

2 (1+1)

3

Geotech Engineering

9 (4+5)

14

Environmental Engineering

7 (3+4)

11

Fluid Mechanics

4 (2+2)

6

Irrigation & Hydrology

5 (3+2)

7

Transportation Engineering

7 (3+4)

11

Surveying

2 (0+2)

4

Building Material

2 (2+0)

2

Total

65

100

We hope you have found this article on the GATE 2021 Civil paper analysis informative and useful. A clear idea of GATE 2021 and GATE 2020 Civil analysis will help you understand the weightage, and accordingly ramp up your GATE preparation. We have provided the candidates with in-depth details of the exam. You can also reach out to us in case of any doubts or queries on +91 90290 06464/ [email protected]. Candidates can also start to prepare for all types of government exams and get quicker access to any required information through our Ekeeda App. There are many exciting offers awaiting you. Download Ekeeda App today!

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