GATE Exam - Civil Engineering Special - Syllabus, Old Papers, Cracking Tips, Statistics, PSU's Through Gate

GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board for admission to Post Graduate Courses in top Engineering Colleges in India.

GATE 2014 Eligibility:-
  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final of such programmes. (Pre-final years not eligible)
  • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
Important Dates:-

Last date for Submission of Online Application  : September 2013
Examination : 01 February 2014 to 02 March 2014

GATE 2013 Statistics:-
No of civil students appeared: 67472 (Just 6.9% of total GATE students all branch)
No of students qualified: 11920


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  • GATE mainly tests the fundamentals. So make sure you make your fundamentals very strong & clear. This only comes with the practice.
  • Always follow standard books
  • Make notes short and concise
  • Maintain formulas, short-cuts and tips/tricks in notes
  • Try to cover complete syllabus. If not possible expertise in what ever portion of syllabus you practice.
  • Try preparing notes after reading every chapter/topic
  • Every field of study has its own vocabulary, so identify words and terms used to represent specific concepts. Maintain them in your notes.
  • Group study is one of the best ways of preparation. Divide sections/topics between you and your partner and have a brief session on topic from your friend before you actually start topic. This will save your time and efforts and will improve your and your partner’s understanding on the topic.
Best Study Material for GATE - Civil Engineering:-

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Recommended Books for GATE - Civil Engineering:-

Strength of Materials:- Gere & Temoshenko, B C Punamia

Structural Analysis:- Negi, S Ramamurtham, C K Vang

Concrete Structures:-  Punamia & Jain, H J Shah

Steel Structures:-  Duggal

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering:-  Ranjan & Rao, Venkat Ramaiha, S K Garg

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics:- Modi & Seth, R K Bansal, Subramanyam

Hydrology:- Subramanyam

Irrigation:-  S K Garg

Highway Engineering:- Khanna & Jasto, Kadiyali

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Name of PSUNo of SeatsEligibilityStreams ApplicableRelevant DatesCTCWebsite
PowerGrid NAGATE 2013EE7 Jan - 8 Feb12.7 Lakhs PALink
IOCL400GATE 2013CE, CH, CS, EE, IN,EE, ME and Metallurgy10 Dec - 19 JanLink
MECL20GATE 2013ME1 Jan - 31 Jan4.8 Lakhs PALink
DDANAGATE 2013CE, EE, ME24 Dec - 14 Feb4.8 Lakhs PALink
BEL India150GATE 2013EC, ME, CS28 Dec - 14 Feb4.8 Lakhs PALink
GAILNAGATE 2013ME, EE, CH, IN6 Dec - 15 JanLink
BPCLNAGATE 2013ME5 Dec - 9 Feb10 Lakhs PALink
BHEL500GATE 2013ME, EE, EC1 Jan - 31 Jan8-9 Lakhs PALink
NTPC209GATE 2013EE, ME, CE, IN ,EC20 Jan - 10 Feb3-6 LakhsLink
HPCL250GATE 2013ME, CE, EE, EC, IN24 Dec - 14 Feb8.5 LakhsLink
NALCO60GATE 2013ME, EE, IN, CE, CH, EC, Metallugry, Mining, Geology30 Spet - 8 OctLink
MECON40GATE 2013ME and CE15 Jan - 14 FebLink
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CTC is approximate

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  1. The organization of GATE is shared between IISc and the 7 IITs.
    The year wise list of the organization of GATE is as follows:
    2012 IIT Delhi
    2011 IIT Madras
    2010 IIT Guwahati
    2009 IIT Roorkee
    2008 IISc Bangalore
    2007 IIT Kanpur
    2006 IIT Kharagpur
    2005 IIT Bombay
    2004 IIT Delhi
    2003 IIT Madras
    2002 IISc Banglore
    2001 IIT Kanpur
    2000 IIT Kharagpur
    1999 IIT Bombay
    1998 IIT Delhi
    1997 IIT Madras
    1996 IISc Banglore
    1995 IIT Kanpur
    Which means, the last time IIT Delhi organized GATE is in the years 2004 and 1998.

  2. Download all stream previous year question papers at

  3. Last date to apply PG in IISC 21.03.2012

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