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GATE Crash Course in Chandigarh

About GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. It is one of the most competitive examinations in India.

Engineerzphere is among the Gate best coaching centers in Chandigarh. We provides coaching in the following branches :

Computer Science/IT

Electronic Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Architecture and Planning


GATE Application Form

 The interested and eligible applicants can apply online from the official website for GATE 2018. The examination authority provides an online interface known as GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) and the applicants can apply through this interface. The applicants have to fill all the details as required in the application form.

Application fee

  • For female/SC/ST/PWD applicants- Rs. 750/-
  • Other applicants- Rs. 1500/-

The application fee can be paid either through net banking/ debit card or through e-challan.

The interested and eligible applicants can apply online from the official website for GATE 2018. The examination authority provides an online interface known as GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) and the applicants can apply through this interface. The applicants have to fill all the details as required in the application form.

GATE Eligibility

Qualifying degree Qualifying degree/examination Description of eligible applicants Year of qualifying cannot be later than
M.Sc/ M.A/ MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any of the system Sc./ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in 4th year or already completed 2018
B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharm Bachelor’s degree in eng./ tech. (4 year after 12th or 3 years of diploma in eng./tech.) & appearing applicants in final year of such program Currently in final year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc) Post-B.Sc integrated master’s degree course in eng./ technology (4th year program) Currently in 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed 2020
B.Arch Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course) Currently in final year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E/ M.Tech or dual degree (after diploma or 12th) Integrated master’s degree program or dual degree program in eng./ tehc. (5 years program) Currently in 4th/ 5thyear or already completed 2019
B.Sc (Research)/ B.S Bachelor’s degree in Sc. (Post-diploma/4 years after 12th) Currently in 4th year or already completed 2018
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.E-M.S Integrated M.Sc or 5 year integrated B.S-M.S program Currently in 4th year or already completed 2018
Professional society examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch) B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Tech equivalent examinations of professional societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g, AIME by Institution of eng.- India, AMICE by Institute of Civil engineers India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

The applicants who have already completed their qualifying examination in 2017 or before have to submit the degree certificate/ provisional certificate. The appearing applicants are required to submit a certificate from principal.

Examination Pattern

  • The examination will be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • There will be total 23 papers in GATE.
  • There will be total 65 questions.
  • The examination will be of total 100 marks.
  • 55 questions will be based on the core subjects and engineering mathematics.
  • These 55 questions will be of total 85 marks and rest 10 questions will be of total 15 marks.
  • The examination will be divided into two parts:
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)- These type of questions will be of total 1 or 2 marks. Each question will have four options and out of them you have to choose the correct.
  • Numerical Answer Questions- These types of questions will be of 1 or 2 marks. Candidates need to answer by using the virtual keypad. There will be no options provided for this section.



    Question No.



    No. of Questions


    Marks per Questions  

    Total Marks


    General Aptitude          1 to 5                 5            1              5
    Technical         1 to 25                25            1             25


            26 to 55                30            2              6


    Total Questions: 65 

    Technical Section: 70 marks


    Total Marks: 100

    General Aptitude: 15 marks



     Total Duration: 3 hrs

    Engineering Mathematics: 15 marks


    25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions





GATE 2018 Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2018 Civil

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra:

  • Matrix algebra
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Eigen values and Eigen vectors


  • Functions of single variable
  • Limit, continuity, and differentiability
  • Mean value theorems, local maxima and minima, Taylor and Maclaurin 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
  • Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE):

  • First order (linear and non-linear) equations
  • higher order linear equations with constant coefficients
  • Euler-Cauchy equations
  • Laplace transform and its application in solving linear ODEs
  • initial and boundary value problems.

Partial Differential Equation (PDE):

  • Fourier series
  • separation of variables
  • solutions of one-dimensional diffusion equation
  • first and second order one-dimensional wave equation and two-dimensional Laplace equation.

Probability and Statistics:

  • Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
  • Conditional probability
  • Discrete Random variables:
    • Poisson and Binomial distributions
    • Continuous
  • Random variables: normal and exponential distributions
  • Descriptive statistics – Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
  • Hypothesis testing.

Numerical Methods:

  • Accuracy and precision
  • error analysis.
  • Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations
  • Least square approximation
  • Newton’s and Lagrange polynomials
  • numerical differentiation
  • Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
  • single and multi-step methods for first order differential equations.

Section 2: Structural Engineering

Engineering Mechanics:

  • System of forces, free-body diagrams, equilibrium equations
  • Internal forces in structures
  • Friction and its applications
  • Kinematics of point mass and rigid body
  • Centre of mass
  • Euler’s equations of motion
  • Impulse-momentum
  • Energy methods
  • Principles of virtual work.

Solid Mechanics:

  • Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams
  • Simple stress and strain relationships
  • Theories of failures
  • Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, shear centre
  • Uniform torsion, 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 Management:

  • Construction Materials: Structural steel – composition, material properties and behavior
  • Concrete – constituents, mix design, short-term and long-term properties
  • Bricks and mortar
  • Timber
  • Construction Management:
    • Types of construction projects
    • Tendering and construction contracts
    • Rate analysis and standard specifications
    • Cost estimation
    • Project planning and network analysis – PERT and CPM.

Concrete Structures:

  • Working stress, Limit state, and Ultimate load design concepts
  • Design of beams, slabs, columns
  • Bond and development length
  • Prestressed concrete
  • Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.

Steel Structures:

  • Working stress and Limit state design concepts
  • Design of tension and compression members, beams and beam- columns, column bases
  • Connections – simple and eccentric, beam-column connections, plate girders, and trusses
  • Plastic analysis of beams and frames.

Section 3: Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics:

  • Origin of soils, soil structure, and fabric
  • Three-phase system and phase relationships, index properties
  • Unified and Indian standard soil classification system
  • Permeability – one-dimensional flow, Darcy’s law
  • Seepage through soils – two-dimensional flow, flow nets, uplift pressure, piping
  • Principle of effective stress, capillarity, seepage force and quicksand condition
  • Compaction in laboratory and field conditions
  • One-dimensional consolidation, time rate of consolidation
  • Mohr’s circle, stress paths, effective and total shear strength parameters, characteristics of clays and sand.

Foundation Engineering:

  • Sub-surface investigations – scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, plate load test, standard penetration and cone penetration tests
  • Earth pressure theories – Rankine and Coulomb; Stability of slopes – finite and infinite slopes, method of slices and
    Bishop’s method
  • Stress distribution in soils – Boussinesq’s and Westergaard’s theories, pressure bulbs
  • Shallow foundations – Terzaghi’s and Meyerhoff’s bearing capacity theories, effect of water table
  • Combined footing and raft foundation
  • Contact pressure
  • Settlement analysis in sands and clays
  • Deep foundations – types of piles, dynamic and static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands and clays, pile load test, negative skin friction.

Section 4: Water Resources Engineering

Fluid Mechanics:

  • Properties of fluids, fluid statics Continuity, momentum, energy and
  • Continuity, momentum, energy and corresponding equations Potential flow, applications of momentum and energy
  • Potential flow, applications of momentum and energy equations Laminar and turbulent flow; Flow in pipes, pipe networks; Concept of
  • Laminar and turbulent flow
  • Flow in pipes, pipe networks Concept of
  • Concept of boundary layer and its growth.


  • Forces on immersed bodies
  • Flow measurement in channels and pipes
  • Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude
  • Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles
  • Basics of hydraulic machines, specific speed of pumps and turbines
  • Channel Hydraulics – Energy-depth relationships, specific energy, critical flow, slope profile, hydraulic jump,
    uniform flow and gradually varied flow


  • Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, evapo-transpiration, watershed, infiltration, unit hydrographs, hydrograph analysis, flood estimation and routing, reservoir capacity, reservoir, and channel routing, surface run-off models, groundwater hydrology – steady state well hydraulics and aquifers
  • Application of Darcy’s law.


  • Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration
  • Crop water requirements
  • Design of lined and unlined canals, head works, gravity dams, and spillways
  • Design of weirs on permeable foundation
  • Types of irrigation systems, irrigation methods
  • Water logging and drainage
  • Canal regulatory works, cross-drainage structures, outlets, and escapes.

Section 5: Environmental Engineering

Water and Waste Water:

  • Quality standards, basic unit processes, and operations for water treatment.
  • Drinking water standards, water requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment, distribution of water.
  • Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity and characteristics of wastewater.
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, effluent discharge standards.
  • Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, primary and secondary treatment.
  • Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater, sludge disposal.

Air Pollution:

Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards, 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).

Noise Pollution:

Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.

Section 6: Transportation Engineering

Transportation Infrastructure:

  • Highway alignment and engineering surveys
  • Geometric design of highways – cross-sectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical
  • Geometric design of railway track
  • Airport runway length, taxiway, and exit taxiway design.

Highway Pavements:

  • Highway materials – desirable properties and quality control tests
  • Design of bituminous paving mixes
  • Design factors for flexible and rigid pavements
  • The Design of flexible pavement using IRC: 37-2012
  • Design of rigid pavements using IRC: 58-2011
  • Distresses in concrete pavements.

Traffic Engineering:

  • Traffic studies on flow, speed, travel time – delay, and O-D study, PCU, peak hour factor, parking study, accident study and analysis, statistical analysis of traffic data
  • Microscopic and macroscopic parameters of traffic flow, fundamental relationships
  • Control devices, signal design by Webster’s method
  • Types of intersections and channelization
  • Highway capacity and level of service of rural highways and urban roads.

Section 7: Geomatics Engineering

  • Principles of surveying Errors and their adjustment; Maps – scale, coordinate system;
  • Errors and their adjustment
  • Maps – scale, coordinate system
  • Distance and angle measurement – Levelling and trigonometric leveling
  • Traversing and triangulation survey Total station; Horizontal and vertical curves.
  • Total station; Horizontal and vertical curves.
  • Photogrammetry – scale, flying height; Remote sensing – basics, platform, and sensors, visual image interpretation
  • Basics of Geographical information system (GIS) and Geographical Positioning system (GPS).


GATE Coaching In Chandigarh

     We here in Engineerzphere provide best coaching exclusively for civil engineering in Chandigarh. Engineerzphere is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. All India Rank 1 in GATE CIVIL is from our institute and in the history of tricity, our institute is the very first institute of tricity who got the student with AIR-1 (civil). Engineerzphere is the oldest coaching center among all the other institutes that delivers exclusive coaching for  ENGINEERING IN TRICITY. We believe in furnishing innovation in learning to enhance the knowledge level of our students. For that we render experts teachers for each subject, we organize expert lectures by industry officials time and again for our students so that they get aware of informative trends that are rapidly growing in industry. Moreover, we also keep them updating with the jobs opening in various leading MNC’s, govt. departments, etc. that are demanding candidates which have qualified GATE. On top of that, we provide scholarships to our students who qualifies GATE exam with rank 1 to 5.

Carrer Through GATE

Gateway to IIT’s & NIT’s

The qualification of GATE gives a chance to the students to get admission in Masters in Technology (M.Tech.) or Masters of Engineering (M.E.) degree in their dream colleges lilke IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s, PEC, Thapar, etc. and could enhance their knowledge with these most prestigious universities. The GATE score card remains valid for 3 years, which means you are eligible to take admission in Masters for 3 years.

M.E. / M.Tech. Scholarships

Even in Master in Engineering (M.E.) or Master of Technology (M.Tech.), the GATE qualified candidates get assistanceship of nearly Rs. 12000/- per month by MHRD.

Library Funds

GATE qualified students who are studying in universities that are affiliated by UGC or AICTE, get the grant of Rs. 5000/- per year as library fund. The library fund is given to the students pursuing their masters degree for the fulfillment of needs of their books, notes, research papers, etc.

Direct interviews in PSU’s

Almost all public sector organizations like IOCL, NTPC, NHPC, HPCL, GAIL, PGCIL, CONCOR, BHEL, BEL, MECON, DDA, BPCL, HPCL, HECL,BARC, etc. have updated their eligibility criteria of hiring by adding qualification of GATE exams by the candidates. So it is highly expected that even in upcoming years these organizations are going to strictly stick to the hiring process through GATE exam. If we look onto last years’ recruitment, the PSU’s have hired Management trainees, Executive trainees, etc. through GATE qualification only.

Career in Research

The candidates, who crack the GATE examination, become more likely to get the award of Research Fellowship (JRF) & Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in CSIR Laboratories and under these fellowships one generally gets the stipend between Rs. 15000/- to Rs. 20000/-. Another most important benefit of cracking GATE exam is you get admission in Ph.d in any of the private or Govt. universities and could become a research scholar and the candidate will get stipend of Rs. 18000/- to 24000/- per month as well by AICTE or MHRD.

Job Assurance

These days R&D departments of renowned companies are showing their interests in hiring M.E. or M.Tech. + GATE holders. Furthermore, Masters + GATE helps you to stand out from the rest.

Placements in Top MNC’s

Once you get into these highly reputable universities or colleges (like IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s, PEC, Thapar, etc.), you get an opportunity to sit in placement drives of high profile companies like L&T, DLF, SOMA, C&C, SIEMENS, GAMMON, PUNJ LLOYD, and many more. In other words, GATE qualified candidates have a bright chance to get placed in top MNC’s, thus better salary packages are offered to them than Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech.).

Career in Teaching





Even in teaching jobs, the GATE has come over as main eligibility criteria of hiring. Govt. universities and colleges like PEC, Panjab University, IIT’s, NIT’s, Punjabi University, etc., also give weightage to GATE qualified candidates while hiring for teaching jobs. Now days most of the universities and colleges like Thapar University, Lovely Professional University, etc. have added the clause that the candidate must have qualified GATE exam before applying for the teaching post. And these educational organizations offer the salary packages of min. 5 lacs per annum and the candidates get the designation of Assistant Professor.

Important Dates GATE 2018

  •  Application procedure will commence from- 1stweek of September 2017
  • Closing date for applications- 1stweek of October 2017
  • Last date for requesting change in city-2ndhalf of November 2017
  • Correction in application form- mid of November 2017
  • Availability of admit cards- 3rdweek of December 2017
  • Online examination date for GATE 2017- At the end of January 2018
  • Declaration of results- 3rdweek of March 2018

How To Apply

  The brief details of GATE Registration is given below:

  • All the candidates have to apply online only.
  • GATE registration 2018 will be started from the first week of September 2017.
  • The registration will be end till the first week of October 2017.
  • The authority will provide a period of approx one month for the application process.
  • Aspirants have to fill GATE 2018 application formthrough GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Candidates have to register as a “New User”.
  • After successful registration, they will get the access to GOAPS.
  • Thereafter, they are required to login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password.
  • While filling the application form, students need to upload scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression, degree certificate or category certificate.
  • International candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • GATE 2018 will be conducted in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates.
  • Application procedure for international candidates is same as Indians.
  • International candidates must possess a valid passport to apply.Registration FeeCandidates can pay the application fee via Net banking, debit card or e-challan. GATE 2018 registration fee details is given below:
    Category Application Fee
    Women Candidates Rs. 750/-
    SC/ST/PwD Candidates Rs. 750/-
    All Other Candidates Rs. 1500/-
    GATE International Candidates US Dollars 50


Course Duration

  • GATE – 16 Technical Subjects
  • Aptitude / Reasoning
  • Maths
  • Test Series

Duration :

  • 1 Year Regular / Weekend Course
  • 8 Months Regular / Weekend Course
  • Crash Course – 2 Months
  • Test Series

Book Information

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