Following are few steps which you will find extremely helpful in tackling the GATE Civil Engineering exam:
Find the correct syllabus. This ensures that you will be studying only for those subjects which are included under GATE. Often, students collect extra information from several websites, eventually wasting time in studying obsolete topics. The core and special topics are taken from your four years of engineering.
Choose your content wisely. Be it books or video lectures. See to it that the entire syllabus is covered in whichever resource that you might choose to use.
Go through the syllabus thoroughly and identify your strong and weak points. If you are starting you preparation early, then you can probably work on your weak points while simultaneously brushing up the strong ones. Having a look at the subject-wise weightage of the syllabus will help you as well. Accordingly, you can plan how much time to you will have to devote to a particular subject. Ensure that regardless of the weightage, none of the topics are skipped in your preparation. The exam is always a surprise!
|Strength of Materials||R.K.Rajput|
|Structural Analysis - Theory of Structures||B.C.Punmia|
|Reinforced Concrete Design and Structure||Devdas Menon and S.Pillai|
|Design of Steel Structure||S.K.Duggal|
|Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic machines||Modi and Sethi|
|Fluid Mechanics in SI units||Yunus Cengal|
|Hydrolysis and Water Resources Engineering||S.K.Garg|
|Surveying (vol 1, 2, and 3)||B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain and Arun Jain|
|Construction Materials and Management||S.C.Rangwala, M.L.Gambhir, B.C.Punia|
|Highway Engineering||S.K.Khanna and C.E.G.Justo|