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GATE 2021 Civil Engineering (CE-1) Question Paper, Answer Key, Paper Analysis

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: October 06, 2021 | GATE

Check the detailed exam analysis of GATE Civil Engineering 2021 session 1 along with the official question paper and answer key. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate.

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering (CE-1) Question Paper, Answer Key, Paper Analysis

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering Session 1 exam was conducted in the morning session on February 06, 2021. The timing of the exam was 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The question paper had a total number of 65 questions, and the total mark is 100. As the exam is over, you can check the detailed analysis of GATE 2021 CE 1 along with the answer key and solutions. We have updated the official question paper and answer key for GATE 2021 CE Session 1. The results of GATE 2021 were announced on March 22, 2021. 

GATE 2021 CE-1 Official Question Paper & Answer Key

You can check & download the official question paper and answer key of GATE 2021 CE-1 here -

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We have updated the detailed analysis of GATE CE-1. There were fewer MSQs, and the nature of the questions was theoretical. NAT questions were more. The below analysis is prepared on the basis of students’ response. Some of the major highlights of the GATE 2021 CET-1 exam analysis are as follows –

Aspect

Analysis

Overall Difficulty Level of the Exam

Moderate

Total No. of MSQs2
Total No. of NAT Questions15

Difficulty Level of General Aptitude

Easy

Topic with Most Weightage
  • Transportation
  • Environment
  • Geo-Tech

Easy Scoring Topic

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics

Difficulty Scoring Topic

Nothing Specific

Topic with High Weightage in Civil

Geo-Tech

Average No. of Good Attempts

40

Good Score

70+

GATE 2021 CE-1 Analysis of Topic Wise Weightage

Here is the topic-wise distribution of marks in GATE 2021 CE Session 1 –

Name of the Subject

% of Marks

General Aptitude

15%

Engineering Mathematics

11%

Irrigation2%

Geotech

13%

Environment

8%

Transportation

11%

Hydrology

9%

Structural Analysis

6%

Fluid Mechanics

6%

Surveying

4%

RCC

4%

SOM

4%

Steel Structure

2%

Building Material & Construction Management

6%

Strength & Materials

4-5%

GATE 2021 CE-1 Topic Wise Division of Questions

Here is the topic-wise division of questions for GATE 2021 CE-1 –

Name of the Subject

1 Mark Questions

2 Mark Questions

Transportation

Fluid Mechanics

1

2

Environment

3

6

Irrigation

0

1

SOM

Surveying

2

1

Hydrology

1

0

Geotech Engineering

4

4

Steel Structure

2

1

RCC

1

2

Structural Analysis

2

1

Building Material

1

Engineering Mathematics

5

3

General Aptitude

5

5

Design of Steel Structure01
Construction Material (CPM)12
Highway33
Hydraulic Machine00
Airport01

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