CIVIL GATE Geotechnical Engineering Online Test

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CIVIL GATE Geotechnical Engineering 2017-04-12T19:37:37+00:00

Syllabus

Soil Mechanics: Origin of soils, soil classification, three-phase system, fundamental definitions, relationship and inter-relationships, permeability and seepage, effective stress principle, consolidation, compaction, shear strength.
Foundation Engineering: Sub-surface investigations-scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, penetration tests, plate load test. Earth pressure theories, effect of water table, layered soils. Stability of slopes-infinite slopes, finite slopes. Foundation types-foundation design requirements. Shallow foundations-bearing capacity, effect of shape, water table and other factors, stress distribution, settlement analysis in sands and clays. Deep foundation - pile types, dynamic and static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands and clays, negative skin friction.

Analysis of Previous GATE Papers

Exam Year 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 010 011 012 013 014
1 Mark Questions 6 6 4 5 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 8
2 Mark Questions 11 10 10 8 10 11 6 6 5 5 6 9
Total Marks 28 26 24 21 23 25 16 17 15 15 16 26

 

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