GATE Civil Engineering (CE branch)

India’s #1 GATE preparation course for Civil Engineering
(Over 100 Civil students in IIT/IISc via GATE 2014, 2015 and 2016)


Career Avenues conducts Classroom Program for General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Civil Core Topics at all our offices. Please contact the office closest to you for fees and batch details.

Career Avenues Classes are designed to ensure an optimum mix of theoretical learning and problem solving. We aim to overall spend atleast 50% of the class time in question solving, and cover atleast 5 years of past GATE questions in class.

Our faculties are all from IIT or IISc with a top GATE score.

All India Telephone Number (Call/SMS/Whatsapp): 0-99304 06349


The postal course comprises theory booklets in the areas of general aptitude, engineering mathematics and  all Civil Engineering technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (100 section tests and 15 Mock GATE tests).

Comprehensive theory and hundreds of questions on Strength of Material, Structural Analysis, Steel and Concrete Structures, Fluid Mechanics, Transportation, Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Geo-technical Engineering, Remote Sensing and Surveying.

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Study material made by IITians and GATE toppers. Revised this year as per latest GATE pattern.

Course Fee:
a) Printed Books : Rs. 10,000
b) Books (Soft copy on Pen Drive): Rs. 6000
c) Books (Soft copy online) : Rs. 5000

See sample material below.

Also see details of our most popular course : Postal course + VDO lecture combo course


Postal Course (with Test Series):

a) Printed Format: Rs. 10000            
b) Pen Drive (Soft copy): Rs. 6000           
c) Online (Soft copy): Rs. 5000

VDO Lectures (with Test Series):

d) GATE Drive (No internet required): Rs. 7500          

e) Online (Requires internet): Rs. 6000

Combo (Postal + VDO with Test Series): Most Popular

a+d: Rs. 14000          a+e: Rs. 12500           

b+d: Rs. 11000          c+e: Rs. 9000 

Online Test Series: Rs. 3000

Discounts are on all courses (except test series) and are based on Past GATE performance

  • Below AIR 2000: Rs. 2000
  • Below AIR 5000: Rs. 1500
  • Below AIR 10000: Rs. 1000
  • Below AIR 20000: Rs. 750

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VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of general aptitude, engineering mathematics and core Civil areas as per GATE syllabus.

GATE Drive is a secure pen drive and can work on any laptop or PC on any operating system. Internet not required.

Over 175 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty.

Learn core Civil concepts from IITians.

Free Online Test Series (100 section tests and 15 Mock GATE tests)

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Course Fee: Rs. 7500 (for latest GATE validity)

GATE Drive Extended validity : Rs. 2000 per year

Combo Course (Postal + VDO Lectures)

Most popular GATE prep program in the country. Postal Course + VDO Lectures!!

Comprehensive preparation. Almost as good as a classroom.

Upgrade anytime to Classroom course by paying difference in fees.

Course Fee (Printed Books and VDO Lectures on Pen Drive): Rs. 14000 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and GATE Drive)

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 12500 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and Online VDOs)

Note: See more lower fees Combo course options under Course Fees box.


Test Series (Online)

100 section tests covering all areas of GATE including Civil Engineering technical, Math and General aptitude, including past GATE questions.

15 full length GATE mock tests

All questions with detailed explanatory answers

Online Test platform just like GATE with Virtual Calculator and Automated Strength/Weakness Analysis.

Can be downloaded as an App on Smartphones too.

Rated best test platform in India.

Course Fee: Rs. 3000

Past GATE Results (Civil Branch)

You require 96 percentile to get into top IITs.

99.98 percentile: Dheeraj
99.64 percentile: Rohit
99.61 percentile: Chetan
99.61 percentile: Ninad
99.52 percentile: Lavanya
99.11 percentile: Shasank
99.10 percentile: Anuja
99.09 percentile: Saroj
99.00 percentile: Brahnav

Faculty Profile (CE Branch)

36 active CE faculty from IITs and IISc

IIT Mumbai – 21, IISc – 11, IIT Chennai – 1, IIT Kanpur – 1, IIT Delhi – 2.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 3.

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Syllabus for Civil Engineering (CE)


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

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

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

Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.

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

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


Mechanics: Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams. Simple stress and strain relationship: Stress and strain in two dimensions, principal stresses, stress transformation, Mohr’s circle. Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, unsymmetrical bending, shear centre. Thin walled pressure vessels, uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.

Structural Analysis: Analysis of statically determinate trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames, displacements in statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods, analysis by displacement methods (slope deflection and moment distribution methods), influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Basic concepts of matrix methods of structural analysis.

Concrete Structures: Concrete Technology- properties of concrete, basics of mix design. Concrete design- basic working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods. Basic elements of prestressed concrete, analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.

Steel Structures: Analysis and 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.


Soil Mechanics: Origin of soils, soil classification, three-phase system, fundamental definitions, relationship and interrelationships, permeability &seepage, effective stress principle, consolidation, compaction, shear strength.

Foundation Engineering: Sub-surface investigations- scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, penetration tests, plate load test. Earth pressure theories, effect of water table, layered soils. Stability of slopes-infinite slopes, finite slopes. Foundation types-foundation design requirements. Shallow foundations-bearing capacity, effect of shape, water table and other factors, stress distribution, settlement analysis in sands & clays. Deep foundations–pile types, dynamic & static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands & clays, negative skin friction.


Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Properties of fluids, principle of conservation of mass, momentum, energy and corresponding equations, potential flow, applications of momentum and Bernoulli’s equation, laminar and turbulent flow, flow in pipes, pipe networks. Concept of boundary layer and its growth. Uniform flow, critical flow and gradually varied flow in channels, specific energy concept, hydraulic jump. Forces on immersed bodies, flow measurements in channels, tanks and pipes. Dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling. Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles and specific speed of pumps and turbines.

Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, rainfall, evaporation, infiltration, stage discharge relationships, unit hydrographs, flood estimation, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing. Well hydraulics.

Irrigation: Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration. Crop water requirements. Design of: lined and unlined canals, waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways. Design of weirs on permeable foundation. Types of irrigation system, irrigation methods. Water logging and drainage, sodic soils.


Water requirements: 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, sludge disposal, 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.


Highway Planning: Geometric design of highways, testing and specifications of paving materials, design of flexible and rigid pavements.

Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, theory of traffic flow, intersection design, traffic signs and signal design, highway capacity.


Importance of surveying, principles and classifications, mapping concepts, coordinate system, map projections, measurements of distance and directions, leveling, theodolite traversing, plane table surveying, errors and adjustments, curves.


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More Information (Civil Engineering)


2014 paper2014 Answer Key

2013 Paper2013 Answer key

Number of GATE Takers

Some key statistics about GATE – CE

Number of Test Takers 2011 : 29347

Number of Test Takers 2012 : 36156

Number of Test Takers 2013 : 67472

Number of Test Takers 2014 : 90872

GATE 2014: Qualifying marks

Qualifying marks General: 26.57, Qualifying marks OBC: 23.91, Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD: 17.71

Test Matrix Civil Engineering

GATE Civil 2010-2014