GATE Study Planner Civil Engineering(CE)
Introduction
Hi Warriors,
Please find a comprehensive GATE Study Plan for your GATE exam 2022 preparation. The number of hours considered in this planner is 3 hours per day (on an average). You can adjust number of hours as per your convenience. For instance, if you see the Master planner below, you will find we need approx. 220250 hours for completing StageI. So if we study 3 hours, on an average, for 90 days = 270 hours, we can easily cover what’s given in the document.
Note: This plan is designed in consideration with students who have got top 100 ranks in GATE or any national level exam in the past few years.
Similar plan is followed by many exam toppers and is highly recommended by most of The top faculties of the country. You will realize while going through it that a lot of research is gone In to make it helpful to you.
The following document contains:
 Master plan
 Flow of a subject which should be followed
 How to make notes
 How to do TestAnalysis
 How to do revision
 Subject wise( topic wise) time devotion plan
1.Master Plan
Stage – I  Stage – II  Stage – III  Stage – IV  Stage – V  
Notes + Gate Ques + Topic Test + Subject Test  GA = 27 hrs
Maths = 44 hrs EM = 46 hrs FM = 69 hrs SOM = 68 hrs

Thermo = 79 hrs
Manufacturing = 77 hrs TOM = 64 hrs 
MD = 40 hrs
HT = 52 hrs IE = 59 hrs 
3 FLT  3 FLT 
Extra Workout  One Mock with Analysis = 7 hrs  2 Mocks with Analysis = 15 hrs  3 Mocks  3 Mocks  
Revise all 8 Subjects = 130 hrs  Revise all Subjects = 120 hrs  Revision 2  Revision 3  
Total Hours  254  357  286  125  140 
2. Flow of Studies for Any subject:
 Subject/Topic wise Notes
 GATE Questions for past 10 Years (Topic Wise)
 Topic wise test on aspiration.ai
 Subject Tests on aspiration.ai
 Extra Practice Questions + Subject wise Revision
3.How to Make Notes:
 If you attend lectures of any faculty through GATEFLIX then you can easily make notes. If you haven’t done so, go to online videos to do so. You may also go to Youtube: Khan academy, Nptel or the latest and most popular are Gateflix videos.
 Make notes neatly as they will be very very useful while revision in the last 30 days. Use 3 colour pen to indicate important, very important and very very important concepts.
 Make a separate handbook for formulas. In exams 40% questions are direct formula based or implied formula based. Problem with students is that they tend to mix up formula. If you have this handbook of formula ready and have revised the things at least 2 times , I can guarantee you the 40 % marks.
 Don’t Xerox someone’s notes because the moment you write yourself then you can memorize the concept for a longer duration.
 Leave one page Space after 2/3 pages or after every major chapter. This is to ensure that if you come across any vital formula or Information or short trick while referring tests or reference book later then you may place That information in these spaces.
4.How to do a Test Analysis:
 Any test( Online or offline) need to taken in time frame.There is No point in taking the test without a time Limit.
 Don’t take any test without revision of Notes of the syllabus covered in the test. It will be a wastage if You just randomly take a test.
 Once the test time is over, don’t jump to answer Solution . Check the answer key and get To Know your score.
 Now follow a 3 stage process .
Stage 1: Go to the right ones and check whether you were confident of answering that question . If the answer is “yes” check the solution given in order to see which method was better( yours or the given in Book or online portal ). Adopt the best you like.
Stage 2: Go to questions which you got wrong. Try to fight with the question that why you got it wrong without looking at the solution yet. Try 3 or 4 times by rereading the question or even refer notes. Maximum time it’s a silly mistake. These silly Mistakes can’t be zeroed but can be reduced by practicing more .Refer notes again if needed. In case you are still not able to click after a lot of Slumber, try to open the solution and check your mistake. If it was a new concept to you, add in the void space you have kept in your notes. This will help to solve similar question again.
Stage 3: Now the turn of questions which are unattempted.This could be due to
 Not knowing The concept or due to lack of time. If it was conceptual ignorance , go to your faculty ( many online live class teachers are available , In case you don’t have one)and learn the concept.
 It was a lack of time issue try now and solve it. If you are taking a lot of Time, try to memorize few steps so that if it appears in exam you will be able to do it fast. Other students might leave such question in exam , But you will probably dare to attempt such and score more.
 The key to successs in any entrance exam is solve More , analyse more. In each subject you should Solve almost 1000+ questions including past year Actual Exam questions, topic wise test, subject test and mock tests.
5. How To do Revision:
 Well this is dependent on the way you have prepared notes and how effectively have you done the Test Analysis.
 Go through the whole cycle again in this revision phase like NOTES > GATE QUESTIONS > Topic test > Subject Test > Extra questions (if any ).
 While Revising, don’t solve Each and every question from notes or tests. Try To randomly pick 20 questions from different pages or test( purely random) . If you are able to recall the logic of 16+ then you are good to go ahead. If you are Not able to solve more than 10 questions then it’s a re revision time. Follow step 2.
 Try to have a bird eye view and See topics on which questions Are asked again and Again. Star mark them for making revision 2 and revision 3 effective.
6.SUBJECT WISE PLAN:
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
a. General Aptitude
Chapter 1  Numerical Ability  Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, data interpretation  4 days 
Chapter 2  Verbal Ability  English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deductions  2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
GA

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  22  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  2  with Analysis  
revision overall  2  
Total  29hrs 
b. Engineering Maths
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Linear Algebra  Matrix Algebra, Type of matrices, Determinant, Cramer’s rule, Systems of linear equations, Rank of the equation, consistency of the equation, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.  2 day 
Chapter 2  Probability & distribution  Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Baye’s theorem, Random variables, Expectation & Variance, Discrete and continuous distributions, uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial. Correlation and regression analysis, covariance, correlation coefficient, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation,  1 day 
Chapter 3  Numerical methods  Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, Newton Raphson method, Regulafalsi method or (method of false position), secant method, Gauss Elimination Method, Gauss Jordon method, Jacobi iteration method , Gauss Siedel iteration method, Numerical Integration: Trapezoidal rule, Simpson’s 1/3 & 3/8 rule, single and multistep methods for differential equations, Euler’s method, RungeKutta Method  1 day 
Chapter 4  Calculus  Limits & continuity, Basic differentiation & integration, Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.  3 days 
Chapter 5  Differential Equations  First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.  2 days 
Chapter 6  Complex Variables  Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent series, Residue theorem  1 day 
Chapter 7  Laplace Transforms+ Fourier series  Definition & property of Laplace transform + Fourier Series  0.5 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Maths Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  35  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  6  
Total  50 hrs 
c. Engineering Mechanics
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Force and moment systems  Force and moment systems  1 day 
Chapter 2  Equilibrium of force systems  Equilibrium of force systems  2 days 
Chapter 3  Structural analysis  Structural analysis  2 days 
Chapter 4  Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion  Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion  2 days 
Chapter 5  Friction  Friction  1 day 
Chapter 6  Work and energy principle  Work and energy principle  1 day 
Chapter 7  Impulse and momentum  Impulse and momentum  1 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
EM

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  37  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  7  
Total  53 hrs 
d. Strength of Materials
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Simple stress and strain  Types of stresses and strains, types of materials,
thermal stress 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Strain energy and impact load  Strain energy  2 days 
Chapter 3  Shear force and bending
moment diagram 
Shear force, beam, FBD, method of analysis, equation of
equilibrium 
2 days 
Chapter 4  Bending stress and shear
stress 
Pure bending moment, direct shear stress  2 days 
Chapter 5  Pure torsion  Pure torsion, composite shafts, springs  2 days 
Chapter 6  Combined stress and strain  Different stress and strains, combined stress and strain  3 days 
Chapter 7  Column and pressure level  Types of column, slenderness ratio, pressure level  2 days 
Chapter 8  Slope and deflection  General expressions, methods  2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
SOM 
Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  59  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  6  
Total  71 hrs 
e. Fluid Mechanics
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Basics of fluid mechanics  Definition of fluids, basic equations 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Properties of fluids  Density, specific gravity, viscosity, surface tension, capillarity, bulk modulus, vapour pressure 
1 day 
Chapter 3  Pressure and fluid statics  Pressure, barometer, atmospheric pressure, principle, pressure measurement, buoyancy and floatation 
2 days 
Chapter 4  Kinematics  Introduction, description, types of fluid flow, continuity equation, motion of fluid element, flow patterns, stream function 
3 days 
Chapter 5  Bernoulli’s equations and its applications  Euler’s equation, bernoulli’s equation and its applications 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Dynamics of fluid flow  Introduction, impulse momentum principle, forces exerted by fluids 
2 days 
Chapter 7  Flow through conduits/pipes  Internal, laminar, turbulent flow, loss of energy, flow through pipes and nozzles 
2 days 
Chapter 8  External flow  Boundary layers, drag force, boundary conditions 
2 days 
Chapter 9  Hydraulic turbines  Classification, various types of turbines, model testing 
2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
FM 
Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  70  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  85 hrs 
f. RCC & Steel Structure
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Basics  Plainandreinforcedconcrete, compressive strength, flexuralstrength,
tensile strength, stressstrain curve, 
12 days 
Chapter 2  Design of RCC structures  Limit state method,
characteristic strength of method, characteristic load, working stressmethod, permissible stresses 

Chapter 3  Concrete technology  Chemical composition of raw materials,
type of cements, admixture, aggregates, concrete, proportional concrete 

Chapter 4  Reinforced section  Balanced,
under reinforced and over reinforcedsection,momentof resistancecalculation, doubly reinforced section, flanged beam, IScodespecification, shearstress, designsteps, bond and anchorage, torsion. 

Chapter 5  Beam column  Design of beam and slab, IS 456 provisions,
oneway and two way slabs, clause 39.5 and 39.6, depth of foundation. 

Chapter 6  Basic element of prestress concrete  Lossofprestressduetofriction, anchorageslip,
creep of concrete, shrinkage concrete, deflection of restressed beam 
12 days 
Chapter 7  General design specification  Method of design, loads and forces, load combinations,
geometrical properties, riveted connection, bolted connection, types ofjoints, block shear strength, 
welding, fillet weld  
Chapter 8  Design of tension members  Tension members,
design strength due to yielding of gross section, rapture of critical section and block shear 

Chapter 9  Design of compression members  Slenderness ratio,
designofcompressionmembers, battens, design of slab base 

Chapter 10  Design of beams  Design procedure, webbucklingstrength,
web cripping 

Chapter 11  Plastic analysis  Fully plastic moment of a section, shape factor,
load factor, basic theorems 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
RCC &steel Master Plan 
Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  95  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  109 hrs 
g. Structural Analysis
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Static indeterminacy &kinematic indeterminacy  Structure analysis, structuralstability, supportreactions, equation of static equilibrium, kinematic indeterminacy 
14 days 
Chapter 2  Analysis of truss  Method of analysis, zero force members, truss with internal hinge  
Chapter 3  Arch  Types of arches, advantages of arch, two and three hinged arches  
Chapter 4  Influence line diagram  Sign convention, maximum SF and BM values due to moving loads, uniformly distributed load longer and smaller than the span  
Chapter 5  Moment distribution method  Basic concept, sign convention, stiffness, distribution factor, carry over factor  
Chapter 6  Slope deflection method  Fundamentals, sign convention, equilibrium equation, analysis steps  
Chapter 7  Methods of structure analysis  Force method, displacement method  
Chapter 8  Matrix method of analysis  Definition, types of matrix, properties of determinants, basic matrix operations, development of flexibility and stiffness matrix 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
SA Master Plan 
Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  48  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  62 hrs 
h. Water Resource Engineering
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Hydrology  Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, evapotranspiration, watershed, infiltration, unit hydrographs, hydrograph analysis, floodestimationandrouting, reservoircapacity, reservoir and channel routing, surface runoff models, ground water hydrology – steady state well hydraulics and aquifers;Application of Darcy’s law. 
Chapter 2  Irrigation  Duty, delta, estimation of evapotranspiration; Crop water requirements; Design of lined and unlined canals, head works, gravitydamsandspillways; Designofweirsonpermeablefoundation; Typesofirrigationsystems, irrigation methods; Waterlogginganddrainage; Canal regulatory works, crossdrainagestructures, outlets and escapes. 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
WRE 
Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  57  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  71 hrs 
i. Transportation Engineering
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Transportation Infrastructure  Highway alignment and engineering surveys; Geometric design of highways – crosssectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical alignments 
2.5 day 
Chapter 2  Traffic Engineering  Traffic studies on flow, speed, travel time – delay and OD study, PCU, peak hour factor, parking study, accident study and analysis, statistical analysi softr afficdata; Microscopicandmacroscopicparametersoftrafficflow, fundamentalrelationships;Control devices,signal design by Webster’s method;Types of intersections and channelization;Highway capacity and level of service of rural highways and urban roads. 
3 Day 
Chapter 3  Highway Pavements  Highwaymaterialsdesirablepropertiesandquality controltests;
Design of bituminous paving mixes; Designfactorsforflexibleandrigidpavements; DesignofflexiblepavementusingIRC:372012; Design of rigid pavements using IRC: 582011; Distresses in concrete pavements. 
4 day 
Chapter 4  Airport and Railway transportation  Geometric design of railway track and Airport runway length,
taxiway and exit taxiway design. 
1.5 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
MD Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  50  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  6  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  65 hrs 
j. Heat Transfer
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Introduction to modes of heat transfer

Conduction, convection, thermal radiation  1 day 
Chapter 2  Introduction to conduction

One dimensional heat conduction in plane walls, cylinders, electrical analogy, fins, unsteady heat conduction

1 day 
Chapter 3  One dimensional steady state conduction without heat generation

One dimensional steady state conduction without heat generation

1 day 
Chapter 4  One dimensional steady state conduction with heat generation

One dimensional steady state conduction with heat generation

1 day 
Chapter 5  Extended surface

Temperature distribution of infinite long fin  1 day 
Chapter 6  Transient heat conduction

Temperature profile with time.

1 day 
Chapter 7  Radiation

Radiative heat transfer, black and grey surfaces, shape factors, network analysis

`2 days 
Chapter 8  Convection  Dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer , various
correlations for heat transfer in flow over flat plates and through pipes; thermal boundary layer; effect of turbulence 
1 day 
Chapter 9  Natural convection  1 day  
Chapter 10  Heat exchangers  Mean effective temperature in parallel flow heat exchanger, mean effective temperature in counter flow heat exchanger, NTU method  2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
HT Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  43  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  5  
Total  57 hrs 
k. Industrial Engineering
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Forecasting

Forecasting types, errors and categories of methods  1 day 
Chapter 2  Inventory control

Inventory control, models, economic order quantity  2 days 
Chapter 3  Project management

CPM & PERT  2 days 
Chapter 4  Plant layout

Production system  1 day 
Chapter 5  Line balancing

Important definitions and parameters  2 days 
Chapter 6  Sequencing model

Gantt chart  1 day 
Chapter 7  Queuing theory

Kendell notations, operating characteristics  2 days 
Chapter 8  Linear programming problem  Definition and solution of programming problems  2 days 
Chapter 9  Assignment model  Solution method, solving algorithm  1 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
IE Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  51  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  5  
Total  64 hrs 