GATE 2017 Paper Analysis for CE by The Gate Academy

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GATE 2017 Paper Analysis for CE by The Gate Academy

GATE 2017 Paper Analysis for CE by The Gate AcademyGATE 2017 Paper Analysis for CE by The Gate Academy - The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 exam concluded on February 12, 2017. The last day had one of the more popular disciplines in the schedule – Civil Engineering (CE). Since the applicants for CE are higher comparatively, the exam for the same was held in two sessions on February 12, 2017. In total the exam was held for 23 papers in 4 days on two weekends - February 4 & 5 and then February 11 & 12, 2017. Candidates can check the paper analysis for GATE 2017 here based on feedback from students. The Gate Academy has provided all the CE aspirants with the GATE Paper Analysis 2017 for CE for both the sessions. Candidates can check the GATE 2017 Paper analysis for CE by The Gate Academy below.

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IIT Roorkee will announce the official GATE 2017 Answer Key on February 27, 2017. Candidates can download the same to check their performance. In case they have objections, they can apply and challenge the answer key from March 3 to 6, 2017

 

GATE 2017 Paper Analysis for CE by The Gate Academy Session 2:

Most of the questions were concept based. Weightage given to Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering as well as Irrigation Hydrology was relatively high. Geotechnical Engineering questions were perceived to be tougher than usual. General Aptitude questions were medium in nature. In general this question paper was relatively medium to easy as per feedback.

 

Details of CE Topics asked Percentage wise for Session 2:

S.No

Topics

% wise weightage

1

General Aptitude

15%

2

Engineering Mathematics

12%

3

Fluid Mechanics

5%

4

Environmental Engineering

11%

5

R.C

5%

6

Structural analysis

3%

7

GeoTechnical Engineering

13%

8

Transportation Engineering

8%

9

CMM

4%

10

Engineering Mechanics

4%

11

Irrigation Hydrology

8%

12

Solid Mechanics

5%

13

Steel Structures

2%

14

Geomatics

5%

Detailed GATE 2017 Paper Analysis for CE (Session 2):

Subject Topics

No. Of Questions

Topics – Questions were  asked from

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

1 marks- 4

2 marks- 4

Chain rule, Vector divergence. Probability, Characteristics equation, Matrix, Tangent and curve. Definite integral. Differential equation

Medium

12

Fluid Mechanics

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 2

Centrifugal pump, Head loss, U-tube

Medium

5

Environmental Engineering

1 marks -3

2 marks- 4

ASP, NP, AP, SWH, BOD, Total hardness, Sedimentation tank

Medium

11

Structural Analysis

1 marks -1

2 marks- 1

Kinematic Indeterminacy, Rotational

Easy

3

R.C.C

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 2

Concrete technology, PSC, Tests on cement

Easy

5

Geotechnical Engineering

1 marks- 5

2 marks- 4

Seepage Analysis, Bearing capacity. Compaction, Earth pressure, Slopes, Pile, Shear strength. Stress distribution

Tough

13

Transportation Engineering

1 marks- 4

2 marks- 2

Curves, Railway, Space headway, Rigid pavement

Easy

8

CMM

1 marks- 2

2 marks- 1

CPM, PERT

Easy

4

Irrigation & Hydrology

1 marks- 2

2 marks- 3

Infiltration, Thickness polygon method, Water requirement of crops, OCF

Easy

8

Engineering Mechanics

1 marks- 0

2 marks- 2

Work & Energy Methods

Medium

4

Solid Mechanics

1 marks-1

2 marks- 2

Shear Strain, Deflection, Torque, Strain energy, SFD and BMD

Medium

5

Steel structure

1 marks-0

2 marks- 1

Welding

Easy

2

Geomatics

1 marks-1

2 marks- 2

Plane table, Geo informatics, Levelling

Medium

5

General Aptitude

1 marks-5

2 marks-5

Probability, Numerical ability, Grammar

Medium

15

 

65

 

 

100

GATE Paper Analysis 2017 for CE by The Gate Academy Session 1:

Many of the questions were concept based. Weightage given to Fliud Mechanics, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering was relatively high. Topics that were difficult were Environmental Engineering, Structural Analysis, Transportation Engineering, CMM and steel structure

 

Details of CE Topics asked Percentage wise for Session 1:

S.No

Topics

% wise weightage

1

General Aptitude

15%

2

Engineering Mathematics

15%

3

Fluid Mechanics

8%

4

Environmental Engineering

13%

5

R.C.C

3%

6

Structural analysis

7%

7

GeoTechnical Engineering

11%

8

Transportation Engineering

3%

9

CMM

2%

10

Engineering Mechanics

2%

11

Irrigation Hydrology

8%

12

Solid Mechanics

7%

13

Steel Structures

2%

14

Geomatics

4%

Detailed GATE 2017 Paper Analysis for CE (Session 1):

Subject Topics

No. Of Questions

Topics – Questions were  asked from

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

1 marks- 9

2 marks- 3

Eigen Vector, Probability density, Continuity, Differential Equation, Numerical Method (Euler’s method, Integration), Limit (L-Hospital Rule), Matrix ( Inverse), Poisson’s Distribution, Mode & Median

Easy

15

Fluid Mechanics

1 marks- 2

2 marks- 3

Fluid Dynamics ( Force on a bend pipe), Pipe flow, Boundary layer theory, Open Channel Flow ( GVF), Open channel Flow ( Sluice Gate)

 

Medium

8

Environmental Engineering

1 marks -5

2 marks- 4

BOD, Settling Velocity, Waste Water Treatment. Noise Pollution (Equivalent Noise), Air Pollution ( Acid Rain)

Tough

13

Structural Analysis

1 marks -1

2 marks- 3

Two hinged Arch (Max Beam), Slope Deflection Method, Influence line

Tough

7

R.C.C

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 1

Pre stressing, IS 456

 

Medium

3

Geotechnical Engineering

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 5

Thixotropy, Bearing Capacity, Consolidation settlement, Triaxial Test, Properties of soil (Water absorption ), Liquidity index

Medium

11

Transportation Engineering

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 1

Airport Engineering, Traffic Engineering

Tough

3

CMM

1 marks- 0

2 marks- 1

Time Duration

 

Tough

2

Irrigation & Hydrology

1 marks- 2

2 marks- 3

Unit Hydrograph

Easy

8

Engineering Mechanics

1 marks- 0

2 marks- 1

Force Velocity

Medium

2

Solid Mechanics

1 marks-1

2 marks- 3

Strain Energy (Axial Load), BM & SF, Column (Euler’s Load),

Medium

7

Steel structure

1 marks-0

2 marks- 1

Eccentric Connections ( Force on Bolt)

Tough

2

Geomatics

1 marks-2

2 marks- 1

Bearing ( Local Attraction), EDM, Remote Sensing

Easy

4

General Aptitude

1 marks-5

2 marks-5

Probability, Numerical ability, Passage, Grammar

Medium

15

 

65

 

 

100

IIT Roorkee will announce the GATE 2017 Result on March 27, 2017. Till then candidates can use a tool to predict their GATE scores. To know their scores, the toll to be used is the GATE 2017 Score Predictor.  If candidates are curious about the minimum cutoff marks that are used to screen the IIT and NIT M.Tech admissions, they can check the GATE 2017 Cutoff.

 

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