Civil engineering deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. It is arguably the oldest engineering discipline. Civil engineers design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in the public and private sector.
Civil engineering continues to be immensely popular among M.Tech aspirants being the oldest engineering disciplines around. The reasons are obvious: a good score in GATE CE paper can lead to great jobs at PSUs or higher education at one of the top institutes that admit on the basis of GATE score.
Focusing on the topics and preparing well keeping the GATE Syllabus as the base would help the candidate save time as well as has his/her attention on the important topics. With the help of the syllabus, identify the topics of your interest and the ones that you might find difficult and prepare a strategy for them.
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1. First step: Syllabus and exam pattern:
You should know the syllabus very well and also keep updating yourself with the written examination syllabus and examination pattern for the better preparation. While going through the syllabus, find out whether there is any connection between different chapters, the weightage carried by the topics, and also the difficulty level of each one of them. Once you know these things, more practical and effective planning can be done.
2. Know the Basics:
Basics need to be very strong in order to understand the difficult and higher level concepts. Gain good conceptual knowledge before proceeding with the advanced level. These basic concepts will help you solve a good number of questions with ease. Get your basics right and then only you can go further with tough concepts. You will definitely be able to find it easier to attempt a good number of questions if your basic concepts are very strong. and Past year papers can give a very fair idea which basic concepts are most required.
3. A study plan is a must:
Once you are familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern, you should prepare a time-table for the various topics included in Civil engineering for GATE. When making the study plan, allot time to revision and solving of sample and question papers. Another point is the plan should be actionable. This means you must be realistic about how much time you will need to complete a topic. Also, see to it that the plan covers both short-term and long-term goals. It is very important to follow a study plan as it will guide you through the entire preparation process.
4. Time Management:
Candidates need to manage time in such a way that they automatically attempt more questions. Candidates are advised to learn short tips and tricks that will help them save time during the exam. Time management will help you complete your syllabus in a good amount of time and you will have enough time to revise and practice what you have learnt.
5. Learn, then Revise:
It is advised to revise each and every topic on daily basis so to identify their examination preparation. After studying every topic, make a habit of revising it after a few hours so that all the concepts are very much clear in your mind. Revise the subject or topic as many times as possible until you are perfect on that.
On completing the syllabus, revise all the topics from the notes for GATE CE. Apart from using reference material to study, you need to prepare using your own notes and revise from them just before the exam.
6. Attempt Mock Tests and Previous Year Papers:
It is highly recommended to practice with GATE Mock Tests and Previous year question papers of GATE in order to know about the pattern of the exam and the type of questions being asked in the GATE Civil Engineering (CE) exam. This also helps candidates to know the level of paper. Evaluate your performance regularly with these past year papers. So, solve as many question papers as possible and get yourself prepared for the exam.
1. Strength of Material:
Strength of Material by Dr. R. K. Bansal
Strength of Material by U. C. Jindal
Strength of Material by B. C. Punmia
2. Structural Analysis – Theory of structures by S. Ramamrutham & R. Narayan
3. R.C.C. Design – Reinforced Concrete Design by Devdas Menon & S. Pillai
4. Design of Steel Structure by S.K. Duggal
5. Environment Engineering – Water Supply Engineering:
Environmental Engineering v.1 & Sewage Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering by S. K. Garg
6. Soil Mechanics – Basics and Applied Soil Mechanics Gopal Ranjan & A. S. R. Rao
7. Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics by Dr. P. N. Modi & Dr. S. M Seth
8. Fluid Mechanics in SI Units by Yunus Cengel
9. Highway Engineering by S. K. Khanna & C. E. G. Justo
10. Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) by B. C. Punia, Ashok Jain & Arun Jain
11. Engineering Hydrology by K Subramanya
12. Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures by S. K. Garg
13. Construction Material & Management by S.C Rangwala, M.L. Gambhir, B. C. Punia
1. General Aptitude (Mandatory):
Verbal Ability Syllabus
Word Groups Instructions
Critical Reasoning And Verbal Deduction, etc.
Numerical Reasoning And Data Interpretation, etc.
2. Engineering Mathematics (Mandatory):
Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)
Partial Differential Equation (PDE)
Probability and Statistics
3. Structural Engineering:
Construction Materials and Management
4. Environmental engineering:
Municipal Solid Wastes
Water and Waste Water
5. Transportation Engineering:
6. Geo-technical Engineering:
7. Water Resources Engineering:
8. Geomatics Engineering
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