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GATE 2022 Civil Engineering Subject Wise Weightage

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: September 27, 2021

Civil Engineering is one of the most opted papers in GATE examination. Check GATE Civil Engineering (CE) 2022 subject wise weightage and important topics. 

GATE Civil Engineering Subject Wise Weightage

Civil Engineering is one of the major subjects when it comes to the GATE exam. As GATE 2022 is scheduled to be conducted in February, the aspirants will have to check the GATE 2022official exam pattern for Civil Engineering. In addition, it is also important for the candidates to know about the subject wise weightage for Civil Engineering for GATE 2022 as it will help them to prepare for the subject accordingly. The below article will overview the GATE 2022 Civil Engineering weightage for the different subjects included in the syllabus. You can also click on the direct link given below to download the GATE 2022 syllabus for Civil Engineering in PDF format.

GATE 2022 Civil Engineering Exam Pattern

The GATE 2022 Civil Engineering exam will be conducted for a total of 3 hours duration in the online mode (computer-based test). The question paper will consist of a total of 65 questions divided into 3 sections: General Aptitude, Mathematics, and Civil Engineering subject. The questions will be of MCQs, MSQs and NAT.

The General Aptitude section will be the same for all the candidates of the exam. The General Aptitude and Mathematics will consist of 15% of total marks each in the exam while the Civil Engineering will consist of 70% of total marks in the exam. There will be no negative marking for the numerical questions in the exam. 1/3rd and 2/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect MCQ answers for questions carrying 1 and 2 marks respectively.

Let us look at the marking pattern for the GATE 2022 exam for Civil Engineering: -

Course

Subject

Total Questions

Marks Allotted

Civil Engineering

General Aptitude

10

15

Mathematics

10

15

Civil Engineering Subjects

45

17

Total

65

100

GATE 2022 Civil Engineering Syllabus: Download PDF

Types of Questions Asked in GATE 2022 Civil Engineering Exam

The General Aptitude and Mathematics section in GATE 2022 exam will consist of MCQ and numerical type questions. For the MCQ type questions, the candidates will have to choose one correct option among the four options available for each question. Meanwhile, for the numerical type questions, the candidates will have to enter the integer value in the space for the answer.

All in all, the GATE 2022 exam will consist of the following types of questions in the exam:

Comprehension: These questions will consist of fundamental ideas about the Civil Engineering topics from which the candidates will have to draw a simple conclusion.

Recall: These types of questions will be based on the formulas or facts of various concepts for which the candidates will have to perform one line computations, substituting the formula learnt.

Application: These types of questions are logical reasoning or computation based questions.

Analysis: The candidates will have to analyse the given data in the question to draw out the conclusion based on the synthesis.

Linked Answer Questions: For such questions, the candidates will have to formulate a problem statement based on which, 2 to 3 linked questions can be answered. These type of questions will consist of 2 marks each.

Common Data Problems: For CDP, various problems will be linked with common data based on which, there can be a separate and unique solution for each question. These type of questions will consist of 2 marks each.

Subject Wise Weightage for GATE 2022 Civil Engineering Exam

The subject wise weightage for GATE 2022 Civil Engineering exam is given in the table below. The candidates must note that this analysis has been prepared on the basis of previous years' CET question papers.

General Aptitude

Sections

Topics

Expected Paper Weightage 2022

Set I

Set II

Numerical Ability

Numerical Estimation

8

8

Numerical Computation

Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Verbal Ability

Vocabulary

7

7

Grammar

Analogies

Total

15

15

Mathematics

Sections

Topics

Expected Paper Weightage 2022

-

-

Set I

Set II

Engineering Mathematics

Calculus

10

12

Linear Algebra

Partial Differential Equation

Ordinary Differential Equation

Numerical Methods

Probability & Statistics

Total

10

12

Geotechnical Engineering

Sections

Topics

Expected Paper Weightage 2022

Set I

Set II

Geotechnical Engineering

Foundation Engineering

15

14

Soil Mechanics

Total

15

14

Structural Engineering

Sections

Topics

Expected Paper Weightage 2022

Set I

Set II

Structural Engineering

Engineering Mechanics

1

0

Solid Mechanics

Construction Material & Analysis

6

3

Structural Analysis

Steel Structure

5

4

Concrete Structures

Total

12

7

Environmental Engineering

Sections

Topics

Expected Paper Weightage 2022

Set I

Set II

Environmental Engineering

Air & Noise Pollution

10

12

Solid Waste Management

Water & Water Waste

Total

10

12

Water Resource Engineering

Sections

Topics

Paper Weightage

-

-

Set I

Set II

Water Resource Engineering

Hydrology

3

4

Hydraulics & Fluid Mechanics

8

7

Irrigation

2

1

Total

13

12

Geomatics Engineering

Section

Weightage

Set I

Set II

Geomatics

5

5

Transportation Engineering

Section

Weightage

Set I

Set II

Transportation

11

11

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper Analysis

You can check the paper analysis of GATE 2021 Civil Engineering by clicking on the links below -

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