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GATE 2022: Check Previous Years' Civil Engineering Difficulty Level & Expected Topic-Wise Weightage

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: January 21, 2022 09:01 am IST

IIT Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 civil engineering exam on 12th February across two shifts - morning and afternoon and candidates looking for the previous year GATE civil engineering session-wise difficulty level and topic-wise weightage must go through the following piece.

GATE 2022: Check Previous Years' Civil Engineering Difficulty Level & Expected Topic-Wise Weightage

The GATE 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted by IIT Kharagpur on the 05th, 06th, 12th and 13th February for students seeking admission into various postgraduate programmes offered at IITs, IISc and institutes of national repute. The GATE 2022 civil engineering exam will be conducted on 12th February in two shifts. The purpose of this piece is to provide the upcoming GATE exam candidates with the previous year’s GATE civil engineering difficulty level and topic-wise weightage. 

Last year, the GATE Civil Engineering exam was conducted on 06th January in two shifts. With the help of the previous year’s GATE civil engineering analysis of the difficulty level and topic-wise weightage, we will try to find out this year’s expected difficulty level and weightage each topic might receive. 

Previous Year GATE Civil Engineering Difficulty Level and Weightage

In this section, we will discuss the session-wise civil engineering difficulty level and weightage of the GATE examination conducted last year - 

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering Exam Analysis (Session 1)

  • The overall difficulty level of the GATE civil engineering exam last year was moderate

  • There were a total of 2 MSQ questions question paper

  • The question paper comprised of 15 NAT questions

  • Topics such as Geo-Tech, Environment and Transportation received maximum weightage

  • The Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude sections comprised easy scoring questions

  • Candidates who attempted at least 40 questions fell into the “Good Attempt” category

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering (shift 1) paper analysis, question paper and answer key

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering Topic-Wise Weightage (Session 1)

The topic-wise weightage of the previous year’s GATE civil engineering (session 1) exam has been discussed below - 

Topic

Total Questions

Marks Percentage

General Aptitude

10

15%

Engineering Mathematics

08

11%

Irrigation

01

2%

Geotech

08

13%

Environment

09

8%

Transportation

N/A

N/A

Hydrology

01

9%

Structural Analysis

03

6%

Fluid Mechanics

03

6%

Surveying 

03

4%

RCC

03

4%

SOM

N/A

N/A

Steel Structure

03

2%

Building Material & Construction Management

01

6%

Strength of Materials

N/A

4-5%

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering Exam Analysis (Session 2)

  • The overall difficulty level of the GATE civil engineering exam last year was moderate

  • There were 1 or 2 MSQ questions in the question paper

  • The overall difficulty level of the Mathematics and General Aptitude sections were easy

  • The General Aptitude and Geo-Tech sections comprised of easy scoring topics

  • The Environment section comprised of difficult scoring topics

  • Candidates who attempted 40 to 45 questions fell into the “Good Attempt” category

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering (shift 2) paper analysis, question paper and answer key

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering Topic-Wise Weightage (Session 2)

The topic-wise weightage of the previous year’s GATE civil engineering (session 1) exam has been discussed below - 

Topic

Total Questions

Marks Percentage

General Aptitude

10

15%

Engineering Mathematics

09

13%

Irrigation & Hydrology

05

6%

Geotech

09

14%

Environment

04

5%

Transportation

07

11%

Structural Analysis

01

2%

Fluid Mechanics

03

6%

Surveying 

02

4%

RCC

06

9%

SOM

03

2%

Steel Structure

01

1%

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