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The GATE 2018 has finally concluded. The last paper i.e. GATE CE 2018 was conducted on 11th February 2018. Here’s the GATE CE Exam Analysis and Questions Asked 2018 in different sections along with the difficulty level of the exam. Get the idea about the type of questions asked in the exam and use this analysis to set the plan for the preparation of the coming GATE Exam.

## GATE CE Exam Analysis 2018

### ⇒ Overall GATE CE Exam Analysis 2018

Overall GATE CE Paper was **moderately tough **compared to last year. Most of the questions asked were similar to that of asked last year but little tricky.

#### GATE CE Exam Analysis & Questions Asked – (Slot 1 – Morning Shift)

Subjects |
Topics Asked |
Level of Questions |
Total Marks |

Engineering Mathematics |
Matrix Method, Maxima & Minima | Tough | 13 |

Engineering Mechanics |
Trusses | Moderate | 2 |

Fluid mechanics |
Fluid Prope rties, Fluid Statics, Boundary Layer, Flow through pipes, Hydraulic Machines, Open Channel Flow, |
Tough/ Moderate | 7 |

Solid Mechanics |
Simple Stress & Strain, Shear Force & Bending Moment, Stress in Beams, Deflection of Beams | Moderate | 6 |

Environment Engineering |
Solid Waste Management, Air Pollution, BOD, Rapid Sand Filter | Medium | 10 |

Geomatics Engineering |
Traversing, Levelling | Easy | 14 |

Soil Mechanics |
Soil Classification, Effective Stress, Consolidation, Permeability & Seepage, Shear Strength, Foundation Engineering (Shallow & Deep) | Moderate | 12 |

Irrigation and Hydrology |
– | Easy | 5 |

Transportation Engineering |
Traffic Engineering, Highway Material, Geometric Design &Airport Engineering | Moderate/Easy | 7 |

RCC |
Limit Sate of Collapse, Shear Compression Concrete Technology | Moderate | 10 |

Steel |
Wielding Plastic Analysis | Moderate | 4 |

General Aptitude |
Equation, Geometry, Vocabulary, Function | Tough | 15 |

Total Marks |
98 |

#### GATE CE Exam Analysis & Questions Asked – (Slot 2 – Afternoon Shift)

Subjects |
Topics Asked |
Level of Questions |
Total Marks |

Engineering Mathematics |
Matrix Method, Maxima & Minima | Tough | 10 |

Engineering Mechanics |
Trusses | Moderate | 2 |

Fluid mechanics |
Fluid Properties, Fluid Statics, Boundary Layer, Flow through pipes, Hydraulic Machines, Open Channel Flow, | Tough/ Moderate | 10 |

Solid Mechanics |
Simple Stress & Strain, Shear Force & Bending Moment, Stress in Beams, Deflection of Beams | Moderate | 7 |

Environment Engineering |
Solid Waste Management, Air Pollution, BOD, Rapid Sand Filter | Medium | 10 |

Geomatics Engineering |
Traversing, Levelling | Easy | 4 |

Soil Mechanics |
Soil Classification, Effective Stress, Consolidation, Permeability & Seepage, Shear Strength, Foundation Engineering (Shallow & Deep) | Moderate | 14 |

Irrigation and Hydrology |
– | Easy | 5 |

Transportation Engineering |
Traffic Engineering, Highway Material, Geometric Design &Airport Engineering | Moderate/Easy | 9 |

RCC |
Limit Sate of Collapse, Shear Compression Concrete Technology | Moderate | 8 |

Steel |
Wielding Plastic Analysis | Moderate | 4 |

General Aptitude |
Equation, Geometry, Vocabulary, Function | Tough | 15 |

Total Marks |
98 |

## GATE CE Exam Analysis and Questions Asked 2018 – (Slot 1)

Subjects |
1 -Marks Qs |
2 -Marks Qs |
Total No. of Qs |
Topics Asked |

Engineering Mathematics |
4 | 3 | 10 | Matrix Method, Maxima 7& Minima |

Engineering Mechanics |
0 | 1 | 2 | Trusses |

Fluid mechanics |
4 | 3 | 10 | Fluid Properties, Fluid Statics, Boundary Layer, Flow through pipes, Hydraulic Machines, Open Channel Flow, |

Solid Mechanics |
1 | 3 | 7 | Simple Stress & Strain, Shear Force & Bending Moment, Stress in Beams, Deflection of Beams |

Construction Material and Management |
0 | 0 | – | |

Environment Engineering |
2 | 4 | 10 | Solid Waste Management, Air Pollution, BOD, Rapid Sand Filter |

Geomatics Engineering |
0 | 2 | 7 | Traversing, Levelling |

Soil Mechanics |
0 | 0 | – | Soil Classification, Effective Stress, Consolidation, Permeability & Seepage, Shear Strength, Foundation Engineering (Shallow & Deep) |

Irrigation and Hydrology |
1 | 2 | 10 | |

Transportation Engineering |
3 | 3 | 9 | Traffic Engineering, Highway Material, Geometric Design &Airport Engineering |

RCC |
4 | 4 | 14 | Limit Sate of Collapse, Shear Compression Concrete Technology |

Structural Analysis |
0 | 1 | 2 | |

Steel |
0 | 1 | 5 | Wielding Plastic Analysis |

General Aptitude |
5 | 5 | 15 | Equation, Geometry, Vocabulary, Function |

Total |
65 |
100 |

### GATE CE Exam Analysis and Questions Asked (Slot 1) – General Aptitude

1. Tower A = 90 m tall, Tower B = 140 m tall. They are 100 m apart. A horizontal skywalk connects the floors at 70 m in both the towers. If a tent rope connects the top of Tower A, to the bottom of Tower B, at what distance (m) from Tower A will the rope intersect the skywalk?

2. Hema’s age is more than twice of Hari’s age by 5 years. Suresh age is 13 years less than 10 times Hari’s age. If Suresh’s is 3 times as old as Hema, how old is Hema?

(A) 14

(B) 17

(C) 18

(D) 19

3. The driver applied the __________ as soon as she approached the hotel where she wanted to take a __________?

(A) Brake, Break

(B) Break, Break

(C) Brake, Brake

(D) Break, Brake

4. It is no surprise that every society has had codes of behaviour; however the nature of these codes is often __________?

(A) Unpredictable

(B) Simple

(C) Expected

(D) Strict

5. The temperature T in a room varies as a function of the outside temperature T_{o }and the number of persons in the room p, according to the relation

where , k = constant. What would be the value of which gives the following data?

(A) 0.8

(B) 1.0

(C) 2.0

(D) 10.0

6. If a

where n is an integer (n ), the sum of first 50 numbers is __________?

7. If A, B, C, D, E, F, G are unique numbers from 1 to 9 and in such a manner that A D B G E C F. Then A, B, C, D, E, F, G cannot be ____.

(A) 4

(B) 5

(C) 6

(D) 9

8. A fruit seller sold a basket of fruits at 12.5% loss. Had he sold it for Rs.108 more, he would have made a 10% gain. What is the loss in Rs. income by the seller?

(A) 48

(B) 52

(C) 60

(D) 108

9. The price of a wire made of a super alloy material is proportional to the square of its length. The price of 10 m length wire is 1600. What would be the total price of two wires of lengths 4m and 6m?

(A) 768

(B) 832

(C) 1440

(D) 1600

**GATE CE Exam Analysis and Questions Asked (Slot 1) – Technical**

1. → RG 1 2 3 4 5 6

RD (mm) 470 465 435 525 480 610

Area of The section (10^{4} M^{2})95 100 98 80 85 92 Thiessen mean value in mm__________.

2. In aL_{a} b>, flow expression is performed over a hydro value struct .

measured . 5 s ⁄ . 5 s ⁄ full scale strut (30 times bigger) is subjected to discharge of m then time scale model to full scale value is__________ .

3. The ultimate BOD of a waste water sample is estimated as 87% of COD. COD is 300 Mg/L. k= 0.23 day^{-1},temp coefficient = 1.047. Calculate BOD @ 27ºC.

4. In a city there are 20000 vehicles and each vehicle trowels a distance of 12000 km. The No_{X }produced is 2g/km. The total amount of o produced in kgs is ____.

5. Given orthogonal matrix

The inverse is =?

6. At the point x=0, the function f(x) = x^{3 }has

(A) Local maximum.

(B) Local minimum.

(C) Both local maximum and minimum.

(D) Neither local maximum and local minimum.

7. The solution at x=1 of the differential equation

8. y subjected to boundary condition

9. In a lab, a flow experiment is performed over a hydraulic string. The measured values of discharge and velocity are 0.05 m^{3}/ sec and 0.25 m / sec. If the full scale string (30 times bigger) is subjected to a discharge and velocity are 270 m^{2}/sec, then the time scale (model to full scale), then the time scale (model to full scale) value is_________?

10. It is no surprise that every society has had codes of behaviour; however the nature of these codes is often __________?

(A) Unpredictable

(B) Simple

(C) Expected

(D) Strict 10

## GATE CE Exam Analysis and Questions Asked 2018 – (Slot 2)

Subjects |
1 -Marks Qs |
2 -Marks Qs |
Total Marks |
Topics Asked |

Engineering Mathematics |
5 | 4 | 13 | Eigen Vector, Statistics |

Engineering Mechanics |
0 | 2 | 4 | Trusses and Frames |

Fluid mechanics |
1 | 3 | 7 | Boundary Layer, Energy Depth Relationship, Discharge Calculation |

Solid Mechanics |
1 | 2 | 5 | Simple Stress & Strain, Shear Force & Bending Moment, Stress in Beams, Deflection of Beams |

Construction Material and Management |
1 | 0 | 1 | Building Material |

Environment Engineering |
2 | 4 | 10 | Flocculation, BOD, Chemical Characteristics |

Geomatics Engineering |
4 | 5 | 14 | Soil Classification, Effective Stress, Consolidation, Permeability and Seepage, Shear Strength, Foundation Engineering (Shallow and Deep) |

Soil Mechanics |
0 | 0 | 0 | |

Irrigation and Hydrology |
3 | 1 | 5 | Direct Run-off (DRH), Ground Water Technology, Delta and Duty, Occurrence of sludge |

Transportation Engineering |
3 | 3 | 9 | Overtaking Slight Distance |

RCC |
4 | 4 | 12 | Single Reinforced Beams |

Structural Analysis |
1 | 0 | 1 | Slope and Deflection of Structure |

Steel |
1 | 2 | 55 | Wielding Plastic Analysis |

General Aptitude |
5 | 5 | 15 | Clocks, Proportion, Vocabulary, Configuration, Logarithms and Equation |

Total |
65 |
100 |

The questions asked more mostly concept based. Where General Aptitude and Mathematics was comparatively easy, the questions asked on core Subject were moderately tough.

### GATE CE Exam Analysis and Questions Asked (Slot 2) – General Aptitude

1. A three member committee has to be formed from a group of 9 people. How many such distinct committees can be performed?

(A) 27

(B) 72

(C) 81

(D) 82

2. Although it does contain some pioneering ideas, one would hardly characterize the work as __________. The word that fits best in the above sentences.

(A) Innovative

(B) Simple

(C) Dull

(D) Boring

3. His face __________ with joy when the solution of the puzzle was __________ to him.

(A) Shone, Shown

(B) Shone, Shone

(C) Shown, Shone

(D) Shown, Shown

4. For non-negative integer a, b, c, what would be the value of a + b + c, if log a + log b +log c = 0? ?

(A) 3

(B) 1

(C) 0

(D) -1

5. (a+a+a+ …. + ….+ …. +a)n_{ times} + ab^{2 }and (b+b+b+ …. + ….+ …. +b)_{m times} + ab^{2, } ,where a, b, n and m are natural numbers. What is the value of (m+m+m+ …. + ….+ …. +m)_{n times} x (n+n+n+ …. + ….+ …. +n)_{m times} ?

(A) 2 a^{2}b^{2}

(B) a^{4}b^{4}

(C) ab(a=b)

(D) a^{2} + b

6. In manufacturing industries, loss is usually taken to be proportional to the square of the deviation from a target. If the loss is Rs. 4900 for a deviation is 7 units. What would be the loss in Rs. for a deviation of 4 units from the target?

(A) 400

(B) 1200

(C) 1600

(D) 2800

7. Each of the letters in the figure below represents a unique integer from 1 to 9. The letters are positioned in the figure such that each of (A + B + C), (C + D + E), (E + F + G) and (G+ H + K) is equal to 13. Which integer does E represent?

(A) 1

(B) 4

(C) 6

(D) 7

8. A faulty wall clock is known to gain 15 min every 24 hours. It is synchronized to the correct time at 9 AM on 11th July. What will be the correct time to the nearest min when the clock shows 2 PM on 15th July of the same year?

(A) 12:45 PM

(B) 12:58 PM

(C) 1:00 PM

(D) 2:00 PM

**GATE CE Exam Analysis and Questions Asked (Slot 2) – Technical**

1. As per IS 456:2000, the minimum percentage of tension reinforcement (up to two decimal places) required in reinforced concrete beam of rectangular c/s (Considering effective depth in the calculation of area) using Fee 500 grade steel is __________ .

2. A flocculation tank contain of water which is 18000m^{3 }mired using paddle at an average velocity gradient G of 100/s .The water temperature and the corresponding dynamic viscosity are Ns/m^{2}and 0.798 x 10^{-3 }respectively. The theoretical power required to achieve the stated value of G (in Kw, up to two decimal place) is __________ .

3. At a small water treatment plant which has 4 filters, the rate of filtration and back wasting are 200m^{3}/day/m^{2} and 1000 m^{3}/d/m^{2 }respectively. Back wasting is done for 15 minutes /day. The malnutrition which occurs initially as the filter is put back into service after cleaning takes 30min. It is proposed to recover the water being wasted during back wasting and maturation. The percentage increase in filtered water produced (up to two decimal place) would be _________.

4. A singly reinforced rectangular concrete beam of width 300 mm and effective depth 400 mm is to be designed using M25 grade concrete and Fe 500 grade reinforcing steel for the beam to be under reinforced the maximum number of 16 mm dia reinforcing beam than can be provided is

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6

5. A Probability (up to 1 decimal place) of consecutively picking 3 red balls without replacement from a bar continuity 5 red balls and 1 white ball is _________ .

6. The matrix given below has

(A) Real Eigen values and Eigen vectors.

(B) Real eigenvalues but complex Eigen vectors.

(C) Complex eigenvalues but real Eigen vectors.

(D) Complex eigenvalues and Eigen vectors.

7. The total rainfall in a catchment of area during a 6 hours storm is 19 cm. The surface run-off due to this storm computed from triangular direct run off hydrograph is 1 x 10^{8} m^{3.} The Φ – index for this storm (9in cm/h, up to one decimal place) is ____.

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