GATE 2018 Civil Engineering (CE) Question Paper, Answer Key & Paper Analysis

Last Updated - February 12 2018

IIT Guwahati has successfully organized GATE 2018 Civil Engineering on Feb 11. Last year, 1,18,147 students take GATE CE Paper out of which 18, 013 were qualified. The fear of negative marking loomed large over GATE Exam for Civil Engineering seats held here on Sunday. GATE 2018 Result will be declared by March 17, 2018.

  • Mostly questions are basics, fundamental, concept based and thought-provoking.Check GATE CE Paper Analysis
  • The official response keys are referred for evaluating GATE Scores. Based on official response keys, the result is declared.

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GATE 2018 Response Key is announced by IIT which takes the responsibility of organizing the test for that particular year. All participants who passed in GATE are allowed to analyze their test performance by using the response key. They can even anticipate their marks before the result is released. It is allocated by paper and code wise.

GATE Civil Engineering 2018 How to Check Response Key?

GATE Response Keys illuminate test takers of right responses. Aside from that facility, Participants can likewise challenge the official keys within the given time-frame before the releasement of results. Concocting the marking scheme, participants derive marks they may acquire in the final result.

  1. Visit the official website of GATE i.e.
  2. Enter need credentials i.e. Enrollment ID, Registration Number and Date of Birth
  3. GATE CE Response key will be displayed on your screen.
  4. Check and download it for future reference.

A participant can avail the chance and challenge the response key of any question subsequent to giving their practical legitimization. Aspirants are advised to ensure that they quote the proper question number. If the specialists acknowledge the presented reply, the money paid will be refunded. The same is to be encased in the need entirety of money.

Paper Analysis for GATE Civil Engineering 2018

  • The paper contained both numerical and multiple-choice questions. The difficulty level of the paper was moderate.
  • There were more of conceptual questions than the calculation-based questions. So, qualifying the exam was easy, but scoring was tough as said by the appearing students.
  • Following is the section-wise paper analysis of the GATE 2018 CE exam:
  • There were three sections in the paper - Technical Section, Engineering Mathematics, and General Aptitude. It consisted of 65 questions carrying total 100 marks.
  • Aspirants were given three hours or 180 minutes to solve the paper. One-mark questions were very easy to attempt but the questions with two marks were a little time to consume.
Section NameMajor Topics Covered in the ExamOverall Difficulty Level of the Questions
Environmental EngineeringBOD, Air Pollution, Sludge Disposal, Domestic WastewaterModerate
Structural AnalysisDeflection of Beam, Truss & StrainDifficult
Water Resources EngineeringUnit Hydrographs, Flood Estimation, Fluid RoutingEasy
SOM/Solid mechanicsStruss, Deflection of BeamsEasy
RCCConcrete Technology, Shear, Compression, and Torsion by Limit State MethodsEasy
Geomatics/ Surveying EngineeringLevelling, Coordinate System, Map Projections, Theodolite-TraversingModerate
Geotechnical EngineeringEarth Pressure, Consolidation, Shear Strength, Permeability & Seepage, CompactionModerate
Transportation EngineeringTraffic Characteristics, Theory of Traffic Flow, Pavements, GIS Remote SensingModerate
Construction Materials and ManagementConstruction Management, Analysis of Beam Sections at Transfer and Service LoadsDifficult
Engineering MechanicsTrusses and Frames, Kinematics of Rectilinear MotionDifficult
Steel StructurePlastic Analysis, Design of Tension Member, BeamsModerate

Following is the section-wise distribution of marks of the GATE 2018 CE exam –

Section NameNumber of 1 Mark QuestionsNumber of 2 Marks QuestionsTotal Marks From the Section
Environmental Engineering4310
Structural Analysis113
Water Resources Engineering3411
Solid Mechanics125
Geomatics/ Surveying315
Geotechnical Engineering3615
Transportation Engineering226
Construction Material & Management036
Engineering Mechanics113
Steel Structure113
Engineering Mathematics5413
General Aptitude5515
Total30 Questions35 Questions100 Marks

Cut off for GATE Civil Engineering 2018

The GATE 2018 cut off will be released once the final results will be declared by organizing the committee. GATE Cut off 2018 will be the at least mark that you will require getting selected for the admission procedure to different personal participating colleges in India.

The cut off marks of the GATE exam will vary based on the different categories. Following is the cut off of the GATE exam for past few years. You can predict the cut off for GATE 2018 by analyzing those of the earlier few years.

Year of GATE for CE ExamGeneral CategoryOBC CategorySC, ST, and PH Categories

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