GATE2022 Civil Engineering Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics Syllabus
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra; Systems of linear equations; Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
Calculus: Functions of a single variable; Limit, continuity and differentiability; Mean value theorems, local maxima and minima; Taylor series; Evaluation of definite and indefinite integrals, application of definite integral to obtain area and volume; Partial derivatives; Total derivative; Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities; Directional derivatives; Line, Surface and Volume integrals.
Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE): First order (linear and nonlinear) equations; higher order linear equations with constant coefficients; EulerCauchy equations; initial and boundary value problems.
Partial Differential Equations (PDE): Fourier series; separation of variables; solutions of onedimensional diffusion equation; first and secondorder onedimensional wave equation and twodimensional Laplace equation.
Statistics and Probability: Sampling theorems; Conditional probability; Descriptive statistics – Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random Variables – Discrete and Continuous, Poisson and Normal Distribution; Linear regression.
Numerical Methods: Error analysis. Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations; Newton’s and Lagrange polynomials; numerical differentiation; Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; single and multistep methods for firstorder differential equations.
Section 2: Structural Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mechanics: System of forces, freebody diagrams, equilibrium equations; Internal
forces in structures; Friction and its applications; Centre of mass; Free Vibrations of undamped SDOF system.
Solid Mechanics or Strength of Materials: Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams; Simple stress and strain relationships; Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, shear centre; Uniform torsion, Transformation of stress; buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.
Structural Analysis: Statically determinate and indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods; Method of superposition; Analysis of trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames; Displacement methods: Slope deflection and moment distribution methods; Influence lines; Stiffness and flexibility methods of structural analysis.
Construction Materials and its Management: Construction Materials: Structural Steel – Composition, material properties and behaviour; Concrete  Constituents, mix design, shortterm and longterm properties. Construction Management: Types of construction projects; Project planning and network analysis  PERT and CPM; Cost estimation.
Concrete Structures: Working stress and Limit state design concepts; Design of beams, slabs, columns; Bond and development length; Prestressed concrete beams.
Steel Structures and its Designs: Working stress and Limit state design concepts; Design of tension and compression members, beams and beamcolumns, column bases; Connections  simple and eccentric, beamcolumn connections, plate girders and trusses; Concept of plastic analysis beams and frames.
Section 3: Geotechnical Engineering Syllabus
Soil Mechanics: Threephase system and phase relationships, index properties; Unified and Indian standard soil classification system; Permeability  onedimensional flow, Seepage through soils – two  dimensional flow, flow nets, uplift pressure, piping, capillarity, seepage force; Principle of effective stress and quicksand condition; Compaction of soils; One dimensional consolidation, time rate of consolidation; Shear Strength, Mohr’s circle, effective and total shear strength parameters, StressStrain characteristics of clays and sand; Stress paths.
Foundation Engineering: Subsurface investigations  Drilling boreholes, sampling, plate load test, standard penetration, and cone penetration tests; Earth pressure theories  Rankine and Coulomb; Stability of slopes – Finite and infinite slopes, Bishop’s method; Stress distribution in soils – Boussinesq’s theory; Pressure bulbs, Shallow foundations – Terzaghi’s and Meyerhoff’s bearing capacity theories, the effect of the water table; Combined footing and raft foundation; Contact pressure; Settlement analysis in sands and clays; Deep foundations – dynamic and static formulae, Axial load capacity of piles in sands and clays, pile load test, pile under lateral loading, pile group efficiency, negative skin friction.
Section 4: Water Resources Engineering Syllabus
Fluid Mechanics: Properties of fluids, fluid statics; Continuity, momentum and energy equations and their applications; Potential flow, Laminar and turbulent flow; Flow in pipes, pipe networks; Concept of boundary layer and its growth; Concept of lift and drag.
Hydraulics Engineering: Forces on immersed bodies; Flow measurement in channels and pipes; Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude; Channel Hydraulics  Energydepth relationships, specific energy, critical flow, hydraulic jump, uniform flow, gradually varied flow and water surface profiles.
Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, evapotranspiration, watershed, infiltration, unit hydrographs, hydrograph analysis, reservoir capacity, flood estimation, and routing, surface runoff models, groundwater hydrology  steady state well hydraulics and aquifers; Application of Darcy’s Law.
Irrigation Engineering: Types of irrigation systems and methods; Crop water requirements  Duty, delta, evapotranspiration; Gravity Dams and Spillways; Lined and unlined canals, Design of weirs on the permeable foundation; cross drainage structures.
Section 5: Environmental Engineering Syllabus
Waste Water Quality, Management and Treatment: Basics of water quality standards – Physical, chemical and biological parameters; Water quality index; Unit processes and operations; Water requirement; Water distribution system; Drinking water treatment.
Sewerage system design, the quantity of domestic wastewater, primary and secondary treatment. Effluent discharge standards; Sludge disposal; Reuse of treated sewage for different
Air Pollution: Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution control, air quality standards, Air Quality Index, 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).
Section 6: Transportation Engineering Syllabus
Transportation Infrastructure: Geometric design of highways  crosssectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical alignments.
The geometric design of railway Track – Speed and Cant.
Concept of airport runway length, calculations and corrections; taxiway and exit taxiway design.
Highway Pavements: Highway materials  desirable properties and tests; Desirable properties of bituminous paving mixes; Design factors for flexible and rigid pavements; Design of flexible and rigid pavement using IRC codes
Traffic Engineering: Traffic studies on flow and speed, peak hour factor, accident study, statistical analysis of traffic data; Microscopic and macroscopic parameters of traffic flow, fundamental relationships; Traffic signs; Signal design by Webster’s method; Types of intersections; Highway capacity.
Section 7: Geomatics Engineering Syllabus
Principles of Surveying: Errors and their adjustment; Maps  scale, coordinate system; Distance and angle measurement  Levelling and trigonometric levelling; Traversing and triangulation survey; Total station; Horizontal and vertical curves.
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: Scale, flying height; Basics of remote sensing and GIS.
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*IIT Kharagpur will conduct and organize GATE 2022.
This is a tentative syllabus and it is made on the basis of the GATE2021 Syllabus (conducted by IIT Bombay), The official syllabus is yet to come and will be released soon by IIT Kharagpur.
This is a tentative syllabus and it is made on the basis of the GATE2021 Syllabus (conducted by IIT Bombay), The official syllabus is yet to come and will be released soon by IIT Kharagpur.