GATE is actually an acronym that stands for General Aptitude Test for Engineering. This is a competitive exam that is held once a year. This exam is conducted in the beginning of the year, and the upcoming exam dates are January 31st up to February 2015. Every year sees a 10 fold increase in the number of applications for the GATE exams.
Recently these exams are being thought of as a kind of thumb rule or a benchmark, for admitting all the applicants to the post graduate course and programs that they offer. Not only that, recently many reputed corporations have been using these GATE Scores to employ fresh graduates at amateur level job positions. GATE exams are held in all the disciplines of engineering, and to be very precise there are about 22 subjects in which these exams are held.
Eligibility for GATE 2015:
- Candidates who have completed their 4 year graduation in the Chemical Engineering or those who are in their final year.
- Candidates who have completed their 4 year graduation or those who are in their final year in other fields of Engineering(Mechanical, Civil etc.)
- Candidates who have obtained Masters Degree in any field of Science, Statistics or Mathematics are also eligible to apply.
- Also all candidates who have obtained their qualification from reputed institutes such as the AICTE are eligible to apply.
Duration and the nature of the GATE Exam 2015:
The duration of the exam is 3 hours and the exam is for 100 marks in which there are 65 questions that are asked.
The entire GATE exam is classified in two parts (a) General Aptitude (2) Civil Engineering
(a)General Aptitude, Nature and Pattern of Paper:
This section comprises of 10 questions totaling to 15 marks. There is no specific course of syllabus for this section, mostly the questions that are asked are from that of English Grammar. Here is a link that would give you some idea and also boost up your confidence and morale.
(b) Civil Engineering Syllabus:
This section contains 55 questions and comprises of 85 marks. The following below is the brief summary of the syllabus of Civil Engineering.
Calculus, Complex Variables, Differential Equation, Linear Algebra, Numerical Method, Probability and Statistics
Air pollution, Concrete Structures, Foundation Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Enviromental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanics, Hydrology, Municipal Solid Waste, Noise Pollution,
Structural analysis, Steel structures, Surveying, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Water requirements.
Detail and in depth information for the syllabus would be available from this link stated below:
We hope the above information will be useful to all the present and the future aspirants, who are opting for Masters in Civil Engineering.