GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Syllabus

The syllabus of GATE  – (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) has been recently declared by the conducting authority for the candidates who are preparing to take admission in engineering course. Applicants can get the GATE Examination syllabus in details from this article.

The IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs jointly conducts GATE exam every year for admissions in various engineering courses. It is computer based exam, On the basis of score obtained in GATE exam, applicants are invited for admissions in engineering programs. This article gives you GATE syllabus  for Civil engineering; please have a look:

Part 1: Engineering Mathematics

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Linear Algebra: Systems of linear equations, Matrix algebra, Eigen values and eigenvectors.

Calculus: Limit, Functions of single variable, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Taylor series, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Total derivative, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Divergence, Gradient, and Curl, Directional derivatives, Vector identities, Surface and Volume integrals, Line, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems

Differential equations: Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, first order equations (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Laplace transforms, Initial and boundary value problems, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.

Complex variables: polar form of complex number, Complex number, triangle inequality.

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Mean, Conditional probability, mode and standard deviation, median, Random variables, Normal and Binomial distributions, Poisson, Linear regression analysis.

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations, Single and multi-step, Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, methods for numerical solution of differential equations.

Part 2: Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

Steady and unsteady state mass & energy balances including multi component, multiphase, reacting and non-reacting systems. Use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; Gibb’s phase rule and degree of freedom analysis

Applications of first law to close and open systems, First and Second laws of thermodynamics, Second law and Entropy, Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: Equation of State and residual properties, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, excess properties, fugacity, and activity coefficients; phase equilibrium: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibrium.

Part 3: Fluid Mechanics & Mechanical Operations

Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Fluid statics, shell-balances including differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, macroscopic friction factors, flow through pipeline systems, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow meters, elementary boundary layer theory, pumps and compressors, flow past, immersed bodies including packed and fluidized beds, Turbulent flow: universal velocity profile, fluctuating velocity,  and pressure drop. Particle size and shape, particle size distribution, size reduction and classification of solid particles; centrifuge and cyclones; free and hindered settling; thickening and classification, agitation, filtration, and mixing; conveying of solids.

Part 4: Heat Transfer

Convection and radiation, Steady and unsteady heat conduction, thermal boundary layer and heat transfer coefficients, condensation, boiling, and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their process calculations, shell and tube heat exchangers, Design of double pipe, single and multiple effect evaporators.

Part 5: Mass Transfer

Fick’s laws, mass transfer coefficients, molecular diffusion in fluids, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; heat and mass transfer analogies; momentum, stage-wise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts; design and operation of equipment for distillation, liquid-liquid, absorption, leaching, extraction, humidification, drying, dehumidification and adsorption.

>>>>GATE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

Part 6: Chemical Reaction Engineering

Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, interpretation of kinetic data, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, non-isothermal reactors; single parameter model; diffusion effects in catalysis; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions

Part 7: Instrumentation and Process Control

Measurement of process variables; sensors, transfer functions and dynamic responses of various transducers and their dynamics, process modeling and linearization, systems, systems with inverse response, controller modes (P,PI, and PID); control valves; process reaction curve, analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response, cascade, controller tuning,  and feed forward control.

Part 8: Plant Design and Economics

Principles of process economics and cost estimation including depreciation and total annualized cost, rate of return, cost indices, discounted cash, payback period, flow, optimization in process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipments such as heat exchangers, compressors, multistage contactors.

Part 9: Chemical Technology

Inorganic chemical industries (sulfuric acid, chlor-alkali industry, phosphoric acid), fertilizers (Ammonia, SSP, Urea, and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries (polypropylene, polyethylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers)

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