GATE 2019 Syllabus for Civil Engineering
Samiksha Jain, 10 Feb 2019, #GATE

GATE 2019 Syllabus for Civil Engineering - IIT Madras has released GATE syllabus 2019 for civil engineering for all eligible aspirants. Candidates appearing for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering from civil engineering can refer the syllabus for their preparation. The syllabus of civil engineering for GATE 2019 is listed on this page in detail. Along with the syllabus, candidates can also check the books which they can refer to prepare for GATE in a better way. The GATE 2019 syllabus for civil engineering listed here carries the topics and sub-topics that need to be studied to score good marks in the entrance exam. Candidates must be aware that two sections- Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude are mandatory for the civil engineering paper of GATE 2019. IIT Madras conducted GATE 2019 on February 2, 3, 9 and 10. The GATE civil engineering paper was held on February 12, in two sessions, session 7 between 09:30 to 12:30 and session 8 during 14:30 to 17:30. Candidates can check the civil engineering syllabus of GATE 2019 below in the article.
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The GATE syllabus for Civil Engineering is divided into seven sections and each section consists of certain sub-topics. Apart from this General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics are a mandatory section which the candidates need to study and answer.  Mentioned below is the GATE 2019 Civil Engineering syllabus for candidates reference:

Civil Engineering Syllabus for GATE 2019

S. No




General Aptitude (Mandatory)

Verbal Ability Syllabus

  • English Grammar

  • Sentence Completion

  • Verbal Analogies

  • Word Groups Instructions

  • Critical Reasoning And Verbal Deduction, etc.

Numerical Ability

  • Numerical Computation

  • Numerical Estimation

  • Numerical Reasoning And Data Interpretation, etc.


Engineering Mathematics (Mandatory)

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)

  • Partial Differential Equation (PDE)

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Numerical Methods.


Structural Engineering

  • Solid Mechanics

  • Construction Materials and Management

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Structural Analysis

  • Steel Structures

  • Concrete Structures


Environmental engineering

  • Air pollution

  • Noise Pollution

  • Municipal Solid Wastes

  • Water and Waste Water


Transportation Engineering

  • Traffic Engineering

  • Transportation Infrastructure

  • Highway Pavements


Geo-technical Engineering

  • Foundation Engineering

  • Soil Mechanics


Water Resources Engineering

  • Hydrology

  • Hydraulics

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Irrigation


Geomatics Engineering


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Mentioned below is the list of books that candidates can refer to prepare for GATE 2019 exam for Civil Engineering.


Books to Refer for GATE 2019 Syllabus for Civil Engineering 


Name of the Book



Prestressed Concrete

Krishna Raju


Railway Engineering

Subhash And Satyapal


RCC Design

Krishna Raju, PC Verghese


Reinforced Concrete

Ashok K Jain


Soil Mechanics

Gopal Ranjan & Rao, Venkat Ramaiha,S. K. Garg, B.C. Punamia, V N S Murthy


Steel Design

Kazimi Zindal to improve concepts; for numerals L.S. Negi  and for other topics - S.K. Duggal


Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Structure

Gare & Timoshenko, E. Popove, L. Singer,

B.C. Punamia, Rammamrutham


Theory of Structure

CK Wang, S. Rammamrutham, L.S. Negi & Jangit


Irrigation Engineering

S K Garg


Structural Analysis

R.C. Hibbeler



K. Subramanya


Water Resources

S K Garg



Justo Khanna

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates while preparing the entrance exam had to be aware of GATE exam Pattern. Knowing the exam pattern helps to prepare for the subject more efficiently. GATE 2019 exam pattern of Civil Engineering. The GATE 2019 exam was conducted in online mode. According to the exam pattern of GATE 2019, the question paper will have multiple choice questions (MCQ) along with the Numerical Answer Type (NAT). In the case of MCQ, negative marking will be done if the question is answered incorrectly. For NAT and answered questions, no negative marking will be done.

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