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GATE 2018 Important Topics – Civil Engineering

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Hello to all the GATE Civil Engineering students.In this article I will share with you the important topics of GATE Exam.I will discuss both basics ans difficult topics in GATE Civil Engineering Exam.

Structural Engineering: 

  • Basics:
    • Deflection of Beams
    • Kinematic & Static Indeterminacy
    • SFD & BMD
  • Difficult Topics: 
    • Moment Distribution Method
    • Combined Stress

Geotechnical Engineering:

  • Basics: 
    • Soil Index Properties
    • Behavior of Sand & Clay
    • Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation
  • Difficult Topics:
    • Seepage Analysis
    • Effect of Water Table on Soil

Water Resources Engineering:

  • Basics: 
    • Hydrographs
    • Fluid Kinetics
    • Fluid Properties
    • Water Requirement for Crops
  • Difficult Topics: 
    • Turbulent Flow
    • Boundary Analysis
    • Open Channel Flow

RCC:

  • Basics: 
    • Assumption
    • Singly and Doubly Reinforced Beam
    • Shear Stress,Bond Stress
    • Staircase
  • Difficult Topics: 
    • Slab design
    • Retaining Wall
    • Foundation

Environmental Engineering:

  • Basics:
    • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
    • Mixing of Pollutants from two streams
    • Noise Pollution
    • Sedimentation Tank
  • Difficult Topics:
    • Activated Sludge Process
    • Trickling Filter
    • Hardness of Water

Transportation Engineering: 

  • Basics:
    • Cross-Sectional Elements
    • Sigh distances
    • Types of Pavements and their Characteristics
  • Difficult Topics:
    • Marshell Mix Design
    • Traffic Control Devices
    • Highway Capacity

Survey Engineering:

  • Basics: 
    • Levelling
    • Traversing
    • Error Measurement
  • Difficult Topics:
    • Tacheometer

Engineering Mathematics:

  • Basics:
    • Linear algebra,
    • Calculus,
    • Differential equations are easy.
    • Difficult questions come from Probability and Statistics
  • Difficult Topics:
    • Linear algebra & Calculus
    • Differential equations & Eigen Values

Note: Engineering Mathematics by Grewal textbook covers all the topics and solve all the examples of the book along with previous GATE papers.

General Aptitude:

  • Important topics covered in GATE:
    • Sentence completion and word analogies
    • Numerical computation and data interpretation

Note: Aptitude questions are easy in GATE Exam. You can practice with any standard books on General Aptitude

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