GATE 2020 Syllabus for Civil Engineering, View Recommended Books

Published on : 22nd October 2019    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering popularly known as GATE is a national level exam conducted under the guidance of IIT Delhi. Through the prominent GATE score, candidates will be eligible to take admission to Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology, and relevant branches of Science, in the institutions. For the GATE 2020 session, the examination is going to be held in February 2020, while the application process for the same has been closed now.

If you are someone who is preparing for GATE Civil Engineering examination, you need to stay updated with the GATE 2020 Syllabus for Civil Engineering course. By checking GATE 2020 syllabus for Civil Engineering, aspirants will be able to boost their preparation schedule as they will be aware of the topics which they have to be completed on time.

GATE 2020 Syllabus for Civil Engineering Exam

In the syllabus of GATE 2020 Civil Engineering, there are two compulsory sections - General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics, which an applicant has to be completed.

GATE 2020 Civil Engineering Syllabus

Topics to be Covered

General Aptitude (Mandatory)

Numerical Ability

  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical Computation
  • Numerical Reasoning And Data Interpretation, etc.


Verbal Ability Syllabus

  • English Grammar
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Word Groups Instructions
  • Sentence Completion
  • Critical Reasoning And Verbal Deduction, etc.

Mathematics (Mandatory)

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Partial Differential Equation (PDE)
  • Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)
  • Numerical Methods
  • Probability and Statistics

Structural Engineering  

  • Construction Materials and Management
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures

Transportation Engineering

  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Highway Pavements

Environmental Engineering

  • Municipal Solid Wastes
  • Air pollution
  • Water and Waste Water
  • Noise Pollution

Water Resources Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydrology
  • Irrigation
  • Hydraulics

Geo-technical Engineering

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering

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GATE 2020 Syllabus for Civil Engineering - Recommended Books

Below you can find the complete details of GATE 2020 Recommended Books for Civil Engineering:

  1. Prestressed Concrete by Krishna Raju
  2. Design of Bridges by Krishna Raju
  3. Soil Mechanics and Foundations by B.C. Punmia
  4. Reinforced Concrete by Ashok K Jain, Dr. B.C. Punmia (Volume 1)
  5. Reinforced Concrete by Ashok K Jain, Dr. B.C. Punmia (Volume 2)

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