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How to Prepare for GATE Civil Engineering 2021

About GATE Civil

Across the globe, Engineer's Day is celebrated and marked on various dates. In India however, the Engineer's Day is commemorated to honor the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the notable Civil Engineer who is known for inventing the block system for dams. Civil Engineering(CE) is arguably the oldest engineering discipline. As we all know, Civil Engineering is a professional stream that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. In terms of infrastructural framework, Civil Engineering plays the most pivotal role in the urbanization, and progress of any modern nation.

Population demographics along with the latest developments in urbanization have augmented the need for sustainable and efficient infrastructure solutions. Moreover, escalating demand for sophisticated and sustainable infrastructure solutions accompanied by investments in urban mobility, parking technology, automation along with rising income levels is the driving force for growth in the Civil Engineering field. That's the reason, it is considered an evergreen field. The constant need for innovative and cost-effective ideas is the catalyst for creating more career opportunities for CE in private as well as public sectors. Some of the core branches of GATE Civil Engineering in MTech/ME are Construction, Structural, Transportation, Hydraulic, Coastal and Ocean, Material, Urban, Environmental, Water Resource engineering. Currently, the most lucrative and fastest-growing stream of civil engineering is specialization in Geotechnical Engineering.

Scope of Civil Engineering

The 'Real Estate and Construction Professionals in India by 2021' is a report published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which stated that there is a demand-supply gap between 82% and 86% of skilled civil engineers among other professionals such as architects in the country. The report also focused on how the country will need about 4 million skilled civil engineers by the next year.

As a developing country, the infrastructure cannot be compromised. From easier and convenient options of commute, the country is constantly on the lookout for skilled civil engineers who can add to the country's infrastructure. With the ever-growing urbanized population, civil engineers are high in demand. Civil engineers are welcomed abroad too. Civil Engineering now has a couple of niches under it such as coastal and ocean, structural, urban, hydraulic and materials.

Opportunities for Civil Engineers

A GATE qualified Civil graduate finds a plethora of opportunities in the government and public sectors. Some of the reputed PSUs which hire a considerably large number of civil engineers are NTPC, BHEL, GAIL, SAIL, IOCL, HAL, ONGC, etc. The GATE Civil Engineering score is the prerequisite for most of the jobs in the public sector undertakings(PSUs). Career scope at construction and infrastructure based MNCs & private companies with a lucrative pay structure is also on a rise. Some of the popular private brands recruiting civil engineers are Godrej Properties, Jaypee Group, DLF, GMR Group, Prestige Estates, Larsen and Toubro, Sobha Developers Limited, Mahaveer Group, Brigade Group, and Nagarjuna Construction Company.

How to crack GATE Civil 2021 through our online module?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for the candidates seeking admission to postgraduate and doctoral programs in institutions such as IITs. The GATE as an entry to these premiere colleges indeed calls for a distinctive approach by students to follow. The GATE Civil Engineering course 2021 by Vani Institute with AspireBuzz is an innovative, and successful online learning methodology for students seeking robust online coaching for GATE. The entire course is created and curated with the basis of a need for a concise, relevant, applicable and time-efficient methodology in an interactive, stimulating way for the aspirants. Our GATE study material for Civil Engineering consists of all essential key subjects of CE such as Transportation Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Infiltration in Hydrology Irrigation, Canal design in Hydrology Irrigation, Water requirements of crops in Hydrology Irrigation, etc. In this course module, GATE Civil Engineering question papers with video solutions based on GATE Civil previous papers are painstakingly curated for efficient practice by aspirants for convenient access.

Tips to Prepare for the GATE Civil Engineering Exam

Preparing for the GATE Civil Engineering Exams can be tough and overwhelming for many. A few disciplined choices can make a huge difference and help you get through your preparation at ease. Here are some tips that you can easily incorporate into your existing routine.

  • Have a study plan
  • Take mock tests
  • Revision is key
  • Solve the previous question papers

Have a Study Plan:

An actionable study plan is important to ensure that the aspirant has enough and more time for GATE preparation along with time for relaxation. The plan should include proper time allotted for preparation, mock tests and relaxation as well. The plan should be well spaced out; it should be able to make studying easier and not drain the aspirant.

Take Mock Tests

The mock test is an effective step of your GATE exam preparation for civil engineering. The mock test will give you a better idea of how the exam will be held and also give you a better feel of the actual day. With this, you can allocate your time for each question properly and also get an idea of the important topics and types of questions that can appear for the final examination.

Revision is Key

Along with studying, it's also important that you allocate some time for revision. As you progress in different subjects, there is a possibility of forgetting what you have studied in the beginning. Revision helps to retain your memory which is vital for the final day of the examination. One of the tips for successful revision is to make notes while you're studying. These notes will be easier to refer to during revision as compared to the long-form notes.

Solve the previous year's question papers

By solving the previous year's question papers, the person will have a better idea of how the questions are framed for the exam and will also be able to improve their problem-solving skills. By attempting the previous year papers, the aspirant will know which topics s/he is well versed with and which needs more attention. Time management is another aspect that solving previous question papers can help with. As you understand the paper pattern, you'll know which questions to pay more attention, and which ones should be attended first.

Apart from these, by solving question papers the candidate can also get an idea of which are the important topics that are most repeated and make sure not to miss out on those.

Skills needed in a Civil Engineer

There are a couple of skills that most recruiters look for in civil engineers. Here are a few of them;

  • Mathematical skills and their application
  • Ability to design projects keeping in mind the societal, financial and environmental impacts
  • Proficiency in modern engineering tools and techniques
  • Solution-oriented attitude
  • Efficient communication skills
  • Capability to operate in different teams 


The demand for civil engineering is growing across the globe. AspireBuzz offers quality study material for GATE Exam preparation for civil engineering. Their offerings include mock tests, previous year question papers, and civil engineering online tests. The content offered is similar to attending quality civil engineering lectures from experts.