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GATE 2023 Civil Engineering Subject Wise Weightage

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: January 27, 2023 10:12 am IST | GATE

Civil Engineering is one of the most sought after papers in GATE examination. Check GATE Civil Engineering (CE) 2023 subject wise weightage and important topics. 

GATE Civil Engineering Subject Wise Weightage

Civil Engineering is one of the primary subjects in the GATE examination. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for the GATE 2023 Civil Engineering paper are required to check the exam pattern of GATE 2023 civil engineering before appearing for the examination. Moreover, it is also significant for the candidates to be aware of the subject wise weightage of GATE 2023 civil engineering exam as it will enable them to prepare for the subject accordingly. This article provides a detailed overview the GATE 2023 Civil Engineering weightage for the different subjects covered under the syllabus. 

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GATE 2023 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 same for all the candidates of the exam. The General Aptitude and Mathematics  consist of 15% of total marks each in the exam while the Civil Engineering  consist of 70% of total marks in the exam. There is 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 2023 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

Types of Questions Asked in GATE 2023 Civil Engineering Exam

The General Aptitude and Mathematics section in the GATE 2023 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 2023 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 types 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 types of questions will consist of 2 marks each.

Subject Wise Weightage for GATE 2023 Civil Engineering Exam

The subject wise weightage for the GATE 2023 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 2023

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 2023

-

-

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 2023

Set I

Set II

Geotechnical Engineering

Foundation Engineering

15

14

Soil Mechanics

Total

15

14

Structural Engineering

Sections

Topics

Expected Paper Weightage 2023

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 2023 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper Analysis

As the GATE 2023 exam is yet to take place, the paper analysis for the same is not available yet. However, you can check the previous years paper analysis of GATE Civil Engineering by clicking on the links below -

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FAQs

What will the marking scheme and section weights be for the GATE civil engineering paper in 2023?

In GATE CE 2023, there are questions worth 1 and 2 marks as well as MCQs. Incorrect responses will result in a deduction of 1/3 of a mark for questions worth 1 mark and a deduction of 2/3 of a mark for questions worth 2 marks. No points will be docked for wrong responses on the MSQs, and the same is true for the NAT.
General aptitude is given 15% of the weight, engineering mathematics is given 13%, and civil engineering subjects are given 72%.

What role does general aptitude have in the GATE subject rankings for civil engineering in 2023?

General aptitude will be worth 15 points in the GATE subject weighting for Civil Engineering in 2023.

According to the GATE subject-wise weightage for Civil Engineering, which subject has the most weightage in GATE CE?

According to GATE subject-wise weightage data from the previous year, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineering have more weightage in GATE CE.

 

What are the various question types that appear in the GATE CE Exam in accordance with the GATE subject weighting for civil engineering?

According to the GATE CE exam's subject-specific weighting for civil engineering, the following types of questions are commonly asked:

1. Multiple-Choice Exams

2. Multiple Selection Questions

3. Questions with Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

What are the important topics for Civil Engineering in 2023, according to the GATE subject-wise weightage?

According to GATE subject-wise weightage for Civil Engineering 2023, the six main topics covered in the GATE Civil Syllabus are Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and Geomatics Engineering, in addition to General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics.



 

 

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