Hello to all the GATE Civil Engineering students. In this article I will share with you the important topics of GATE Exam. I will discuss both basics and difficult topics in GATE Civil Engineering Exam.

**Structural Engineering:**** **

**Basics:**- Deflection of Beams
- Kinematic & Static Indeterminacy
- SFD & BMD

**Difficult Topics:**- Moment Distribution Method
- Combined Stress

**Geotechnical Engineering:**

**Basics:**- Soil Index Properties
- Behavior of Sand & Clay
- Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation

**Difficult Topics:**- Seepage Analysis
- Effect of Water Table on Soil

**Water Resources Engineering:**

**Basics:**- Hydrographs
- Fluid Kinetics
- Fluid Properties
- Water Requirement for Crops

**Difficult Topics:**- Turbulent Flow
- Boundary Analysis
- Open Channel Flow

**RCC**:

**Basics:**- Assumption
- Singly and Doubly Reinforced Beam
- Shear Stress,Bond Stress
- Staircase

**Difficult Topics:**- Slab design
- Retaining Wall
- Foundation

**Environmental Engineering:**

**Basics:**- Biochemical Oxygen Demand
- Mixing of Pollutants from two streams
- Noise Pollution
- Sedimentation Tank

**Difficult Topics:**- Activated Sludge Process
- Trickling Filter
- Hardness of Water

**Transportation Engineering: **

**Basics:**- Cross-Sectional Elements
- Sigh distances
- Types of Pavements and their Characteristics

**Difficult Topics:**- Marshell Mix Design
- Traffic Control Devices
- Highway Capacity

**Survey Engineering:**

**Basics:**- Levelling
- Traversing
- Error Measurement

**Difficult Topics:**- Tacheometer

**Engineering Mathematics:**

**Basics:**- Linear algebra,
- Calculus,
- Differential equations are easy.
- Difficult questions come from Probability and Statistics

**Difficult Topics:**- Linear algebra & Calculus
- Differential equations & Eigen Values

**Note: **Engineering Mathematics by **Grewal** textbook covers all the topics and solve all the examples of the book along with previous GATE papers.

**General Aptitude:**

**Important topics covered in GATE:**- Sentence completion and word analogies
- Numerical computation and data interpretation

**Note:** Aptitude questions are **easy** in GATE Exam. You can practice with any standard books on General Aptitude