This blog article is aimed to provide you the prep materials for GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Paper – the syllabus, GATE CE exam papers and the list of books to study for cracking GATE.
After you read these two articles, make better your understanding about GATE exam through following articles:
It tells you what are the GATE exam sections – how many questions are asked, of what marks and the duration. For instance, pattern of GATE CE exam is as below:
This article takes you deeper inside GATE – it discusses in detail what are the the three different types of questions asked in GATE along with examples.
After you read thoroughly the above articles, now it is the time to actually start your preparation for GATE. First go through the GATE CE syllabus. Than attempt the previous years exam papers to find which are your strong/weak areas. Lastly buy the books to improve your weak areas.
Download Syllabus for GATE 2013 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper:
This is available in the official GATE website.
Download Previous years GATE CE Exam papers:
While the above links gives you the scanned copy of actual papers for only last 6 years, you can download last 14 years GATE CE exam papers, since from GATE 1997 from gateforum website
While downloading these papers, please bear in mind that there was a major change in the pattern of GATE since from GATE 2009. Prior to GATE 2009, there were 85 questions for 150 marks. In GATE 2009, there were 60 questions for 100 marks. Since from GATE 2010, there are now 65 questions for 100 marks.
You can use also the book below for previous years GATE CE Exam solved papers:
Cover Price: Rs. 295, Offer Price: Rs. 251, Discount: Rs. 44 (15%)
GATE CE Exam Prep Books:
Not only for GATE, but also for any competitive exam (be it an entrance or a recruitment exam), you should buy book depending on your actual requirement – which is to strengthen your weak areas. As I told you previously, you should identify your strong/weak areas by attempting the previous years GATE exam papers.
You can also identify the same through Guide books such as one given below, which covers the complete GATE CE syllabus. These prep book for GATE Civil Engineering Exam can be ordered online from Flipkart, which offers huge discount
apart from free home delivery
and with an option to pay Cash on Delivery
Cover Price: Rs. 695, Offer Price: Rs. 556 Discount: Rs. 139 (20%)
Concrete Structures: Punamia & Jain, H J Shah
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Modi & Seth, R K Bansal, Subramanyam
Highway Engineering: Khanna & Jasto, Kadiyali
Irrigation: S K Garg
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering: Ranjan & Rao, Venkat Ramaiha, S K Garg
Steel Structures: Duggal
Strength of Materials: Gere & Temoshenko, B C Punamia
Structural Analysis: Negi, S Ramamurtham, C K Vang
GATE Coaching institute for Civil Engineering:
So you need coaching for GATE? Well, I am sure with self-preparation you can crack GATE easily. However, if you need the help of coaching institutes for GATE CE paper, may be you can try with this list
given by inspirenignite.
Hope above compilation of GATE Civil Engineering prep materials and study plan would help in your preparation for the exam. I would be on the look out for more resources and post the same here. So keep visiting here for GATE CE study materials!