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GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Paper 2017

Last Updated - October 27, 2016

GATE 2017 application forms were released in first week of September 2016 and registration closed in first week of October 2016. The Civil Engineering exam of GATE will be conducted on 4-5 or 11-12 Feb 2017 tentatively. Students can check the dates on the admit card.

GATE Civil Engineering Exam has 65 questions.  GATE exam is conducted in online mode. Candidates has to use Virtual Calculator for the calculations. Use of physical calculator is prohibited.

Civil Engineering is one of the most sort after discipline by various PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) for filling up various vacancies.

All the GATE aspirants preparing to appear for Civil Engineering (CE) paper can check this article for detailed preparation tips, syllabus, coaching centers and cutoff for PSU recruitment through GATE.

Syllabus of CE GATE exam

The Syllabus of CE GATE exam consists of 7 sections. The sections are mentioned below

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Section 2: Structural Engineering

  • Mechanics
  • Simple stress and strain relationship
  • Structural Analysis
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures

Section 3: Geotechnical Engineering

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering

Section 4: Water Resources Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Irrigation
  • Design of

Section 5: Environmental Engineering

  • Water requirements
  • Air Pollution
  • Municipal Solid Wastes
  • Noise Pollution

Section 6: Transportation Engineering

  • Highway Planning
  • Traffic Engineering

Section 7: Geomatics Engineering

  • Principles of surveying

Important Topics – Analysis

GATE Exam for Civil Engineering is divided into 10 sections and a section of General Aptitude. The exam is moderately difficult. Although some questions consume time. Candidates find General Aptitude fairly easy as compared to others. The Mathematics section checks the basic understanding level of the students.

There are 30 questions which carry 1-mark each and 35 questions which carry 2-marks each. The complete analysis of questions in all the section is given below:

TopicNumber of QuestionsMarks
Water Resource Engineering1016
Environmental Engineering46
Steel Structure24
Structural Analysis46
Geotechnical Engineering1015
General Aptitude1015

Study Material

During 2016, more than 100,000 appeared for the GATE Civil Engineering examination and the number is expected to go up in the coming years. The increasing number of candidates and limited number of seats will naturally result in a higher Cut off marks. Please find below some of the best books for the subjects.

Gate 2017: Civil Engineering Solved PapersMade Easy
Gate Guide Civil Engineering 2017Gkp
GATE Tutor 2017 Civil EngineeringPrasant Dixit
GATE 2017: Civil EngineeringVani Institute
Civil Engineering GATE 2017 30 Years SolutionsIes Mathur
GATE Guide Civil Engineering 2017Hitesh Aggarwal
GATE Guide Civil Engg. 2017Gkp
Gate 2017: Civil Engineering Chapter wise Solved Papers : 20 YearsHitesh Aggarwal
GATE Paper Civil Engineering 2017 (Solved Papers 00-16)Gkp

Coaching Centres

At present the registration process for GATE is over. Many institutes in the country provide GATE coaching and preparation. The major dilemma for students however is to pick the right institute for preparation. Below tables will ease your worries and candidates can make the right choice depending upon the cities.

Coaching Centres in Delhi

RankInstitute Name
1The Gate Coach
1IES Master
2Pathfinder Academy
2Made Easy
2IES Academy
4Sriram’s IAS- Best IAS Institute
4Engineering Institute of India
CHECK  Top Coaching Centers for GATE 2017

Cutoff CE in IITs (2016)

IIT- Bombay

SpecializationCut Off Marks (GN)Cut Off Marks (OBC)Cut Off Marks (SC/ST)
Specialization CE1 (Transportation Systems Engineering.)550495367
Specialization CE2 (Geotechnical Engineering.)550495367
Specialization CE3 (Water Resources Engineering.)500450333
Specialization CE4 (Structural Engineering.)600540400
Specialization CE5 (Offshore Engineering.)500450333

IIT- Kharagpur

SpecializationCut Off Marks (GN)Cut Off Marks (OBC)Cut Off Marks (SC/ST)
Specialization CE1 (Transportation Systems Engineering.)752708524/423
Specialization CE2 (Geotechnical Engineering.)785759540/449
Specialization CE3 (Water Resources Engineering.)767719522/435
Specialization CE4 (Structural Engineering.)794745544/441
Specialization CE5 (Offshore Engineering.)841798561/449
InstituteCut Off Marks (GN)Cut Off Marks (OBC)Cut Off Marks (SC/ST)
IIT- Roorkee27.4925.4218.63/18.78
IIT- BHU572286362/263

PSU Hiring for CE

Organization NameStart Date of RecruitmentEnd Date of RecruitmentEligibilityCTC Offered
BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd)September 1, 2016 ME, IN, CHRs. 24900- 50500/- p.m
Indian Oil Corporation LimitedDecember 17, 2016February 7, 2017CH, CE, CS, EE, EC, IN, ME, MT, PE, XERs 11.25 lakhs per annum
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)March-April 2017 CS, ME, PE, CE, EE, EC, PH, IN, CH, GG, CY, MA24900-50,500 p.m
Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC)September 16, 2016October 15, 2016 13500-66000 p.m
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)January 10, 2016February 10, 2017ME, CE, EE,IN,ChRs. 24,900 – 50,500 p.m
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)January 10, 2017January 31, 2017EE, ME, EC, CE, CS, ITRs. 24900-3%-50500 p.m
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)January 1, 2017February 1, 2017EE,CE,ME,GGRs 20600- 3%- 46500 (IDA) p.m



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