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GATE Civil syllabus & NOTES, gate civil study material
Syllabus for GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

  • Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors
  • Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems
  • Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.
  • Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.
  • Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.
  • Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

  • Mechanics: Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams. Simple stress and strain relationship: Stress and strain in two dimensions, principal stresses, stress transformation, Mohr’s circle. Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, unsymmetrical bending, shear centre. Thin walled pressure vessels, uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.
  • Structural Analysis: Analysis of statically determinate trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames, displacements in statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods, analysis by displacement methods (slope deflection and moment distribution methods), influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Basic concepts of matrix methods of structural analysis.
  • Concrete Structures: Concrete Technology- properties of concrete, basics of mix design. Concrete design- basic working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods. Basic elements of prestressed concrete, analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.
  • Steel Structures: Analysis and design of tension and compression members, beams and beam- columns, column bases. Connections- simple and eccentric, beam–column connections, plate girders and trusses. Plastic analysis of beams and frames.


  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Properties of fluids, principle of conservation of mass, momentum, energy and corresponding equations, potential flow, applications of momentum and Bernoulli’s equation, laminar and turbulent flow, flow in pipes, pipe networks. Concept of boundary layer and its growth. Uniform flow, critical flow and gradually varied flow in channels, specific energy concept, hydraulic jump. Forces on immersed bodies, flow measurements in channels, tanks and pipes. Dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling. Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles and specific speed of pumps and turbines.
  • Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, rainfall, evaporation, infiltration, stage discharge relationships, unit hydrographs, flood estimation, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing. Well hydraulics.
  • Irrigation:
  1. Duty, delta,effeciency & estimation of evapo-transpiration. or
  2. Crop water requirements.
  3. Design of: lined canals and unlined canals,
  4. waterways: river controls, canal system, head works,
  5. gravity dams and spillways: elementary profile of dams, high and low gravity dams.
  6. Design of weirs on permeable foundation.
  7. Types of irrigation system:- {LINK 1: Canal irrigation system} irrigation methods.
  8. Water logging and drainage,
  9. sodic soils.
  10. cross drainage works,
  11. heory of seepage

  • Water requirements: Quality standards, basic unit processes and operations for water treatment. Drinking water standards, water requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment, distribution of water. Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity and characteristics of wastewater. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, sludge disposal, effluent discharge standards. Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, primary and secondary treatment Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater, sludge disposal.
  • Air Pollution: Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards and limits.
  • Municipal Solid Wastes: Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for solid waste management (reuse/ recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal).
  • Noise Pollution: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.

  • Highway Planning:
  1. Geometric design of highways { LINK 1} {LINK 2},
  2. testing and specifications of paving materials {LINK 1},
  3. design of flexible pavements
  4. design of rigid pavements.
  • Traffic Engineering:
  1. Traffic characteristics,
  2. theory of traffic flow,
  3. intersection design,
  4. traffic signs and signal design,
  5. highway capacity {LINK 1: highway maintanance}, {LINK 2: highway plans}, {LINK 3: highway survey}
  1. Importance of surveying, principles and classifications,
  2. mapping concepts,
  3. coordinate system,
  4. contours,
  5. map projections,
  6. measurements of distance and directions:-chain survey and compass survey,
  7. leveling,
  8. trigonometric levelling,
  9. theodolite traversing,
  10. plane table surveying,
  11. errors and adjustments,
  12. extra,
  13. curves,
  14. tacheometer surveying,
  15. photogrammetry


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