GATE Civil Engineering 2021: Exam Date, Syllabus, Books, Previous Papers

GATE Civil Engineering (CE) 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Books, Papers

Updated: 14.09.2020

GATE Civil Engineering Notice 2021 Released. IIT Bombay will conduct GATE Civil Engineering Examination 2021. Check out all important exam details such as the syllabus, examination pattern, eligibility criteria, details of the application form and how to prepare for the GATE CE exam.

GATE Civil Engineering 2021 Exam Details

Check GATE Civil Engineering 2021 details such as exam date, apply online, eligibility, selection, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, books, notes, previous year papers, cut off and result.

GATE Civil Engineering Exam Dates 2021

The dates for the GATE 2021 Exam were released now. All the important dates related to the exam are updated here.

Events GATE CE Exam Date

GATE CE Notification Date 2021

07 August 2020

GATE CE Online Application Form

14 September 2020

Last Date to Apply Online

30 September 2020

Last Date to Apply with Late Fees

07 October 2020

Last Date for Change of Exam City

13 November 2020

GATE CE Admit Card Download Date

08 January 2021

GATE CE Exam Date 2021

05th to 07th & 12th to 14th February 2021

GATE CE Answer Key

03rd week of February 2021

GATE Result Date

22 March 2021

GATE Scorecard Download 2021

26th March 2021 to 31st May 2021

GATE Civil Engineering Apply Online 2021

The last date of the GATE CE application is 30 September 2020. The extended timeline for filling out the application form for GATE Civil Engineering 2021 Examination along with the late fee is 7 October 2020.

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

GATE Civil Engineering Eligibility Criteria 2021

GATE Civil Engineering 2021 eligibility has been relaxed. Applicants must check in detail GATE Civil Engineering eligibility criteria 2021 before proceeding with the application form. The GATE Civil Engineering eligibility includes details on the education qualification, the age limit, the current year of graduation.

1. An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.

2. Also, Candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.

Criteria Eligibility


  • Indian nationality candidates will be eligible

  • Candidates from other than India will be also eligible

Age Limit

There is no age limit

The GATE Civil Engineering 2021 educational qualification is shown in a table format below. Details on each degree, the expected year of completion and the year in which students are eligible.

Qualifying Degree Examination Description of eligible candidates Year of qualification not later than

BE/ BTech/ BPharm

Engineering or Technology Bachelor’s degree holders in (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed



Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed


BSc (Research)/BS

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed


Pharm D (after 10+2)

6-year degree programme, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth/sixth year or already completed



Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such programme.

Currently in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester or already completed


MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Computer Applications/Statistics or equivalent

Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed


Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology (4-year programme)

Currently in the first/second/third/fourth year or already completed


Integrated ME/ MTech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth year or already completed


BSc/BA/ BCom

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme)

Currently in the third year or already completed


Int MSc/ Int BS-MS

Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS programme

Currently in the third year or higher or already completed


Professional Society Examinations*

(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


GATE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2021

It is very important to understand the entire GATE Civil Engineering 2021 Examination pattern in order to crack the GATE Civil Engineering exam. The IIT Bombay revised the GATE Syllabus 2021 for various subjects. You must take note and ensure that you understand the syllabus in a comprehensive manner.

To make your task easier, here is the detailed GATE Civil Engineering syllabus.

GATE Civil Subjects Topics

Engineering Mathematics

  • 1. Linear Algebra

  • 2. Calculus

  • 3. Probability and Statistics
  • 4. Numerical Methods

  • 5. Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)

  • 6. Partial Differential Equation (PDE)

Structural Engineering

  • 1. Solid Mechanics

  • 2. Concrete Structures
  • 3.Construction Materials and Management

  • 4. Engineering Mechanics

  • 5. Structural Analysis

  • 6. Steel Structures

Environmental engineering

  • 1. Air pollution

  • 2. Water & Waste Water Quality and Treatment:
  • 3. Municipal Solid Wastes

Transportation Engineering

  • 1. Traffic Engineering

  • 2. Transportation Infrastructure

  • 3. Highway Pavements

Geotechnical Engineering

  • 1. Soil Mechanics
  • 2. Foundation Engineering

Water Resources Engineering

  • 1. Hydrology

  • 2. Irrigation
  • 3. Hydraulics

  • 4. Fluid Mechanics

Geomatics Engineering

  • 1. Principles of surveying
  • 2. Maps
  • 3. Distance and angle
  • 4. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and more

You can download GATE Civil Engineering syllabus PDF along with the weightage.

GATE Civil Engineering Study Notes 2021

Check GATE Civil Engineering notes for better preparation in the exam. These Civil notes will help in improving the study and achieving the good marks.

Best GATE Civil Engineering Books 2021

If you're aiming to crack the GATE exam, it's essential to prepare the best books to reach your goal easily. To improve your planning, we have prepared a list of the best GATE Civil Engineering books.

Topic GATE CE Books
Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials (Edition 2) by U.C Jindal

Structural Analysis

Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) by C.S.Reddy

R.C.C. Design

R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3) by B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain

Design Of Steel Structures

Design Of Steel Structures (Edition 3) by S.K Duggal

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

Basics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2) by Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao

Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14) by Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr. S.M Seth

Highway Engineering

Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo


Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) by B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain

Engineering Hydrology

Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) by K Subramanya

Irrigation Engineering

Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1)- S.K Garg

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics - Edition 43 by B.S. Grewal


A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

GATE Civil Engineering Question Papers

We urge you to solve GATE Civil Engineering Question Papers in order to channel your preparations. GATE previous year's papers will not only help you understand the GATE exam pattern, but will also help you understand the difficulty level.

GATE Civil Engineering Cut Off

GATE Cut off marks are the minimum marks a candidate needs to qualify for the GATE Exam. Applicants may check the official cut-off for GATE 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

Applicants can take a look at the GATE Previous Year Cut Off Marks.

GATE Civil Engineering Admit Card 2021

Candidates may download GATE admit Card 2021 from the official website prior to the online GATE 2021 exam. The GATE CSE admit Card 2021 will be available for download from 08 January 2021.

GATE Result 2021

The result of GATE Civil Engineering 2021 will be published on the GOAPS website after the completion of the exam. Please note that the GATE score remains valid for three years from the date of publication of the GATE result.

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