# GATE Exam 2022 Civil Engineering (CE-2) Question Paper With Answer Key

GATE-2022

CE2: Civil Engineering

GA-General Aptitude

Q.1 – Q.5 Carry ONE mark each.

1. The movie was funny and I _________.

(A)  could help laughing

(B)  couldn’t help laughed

(C)  couldn’t help laughing

(D)  could helped laughed

2.

What is the value of

(A)  0.75

(B)  1.25

(C)  2.25

(D)  3.25

3. Both the numerator and the denominator of 3/5 are increased by a positive integer, x, and those of 15/17 are decreased by the same integer. This operation results in the same value for both the fractions.

What is the value of x?

(A)  1

(B)  2

(C)  3

(D)  4

4. A survey of 450 students about their subjects of interest resulted in the following outcome.

• 150 students are interested in Mathematics.

• 200 students are interested in Physics.

• 175 students are interested in Chemistry.

• 50 students are interested in Mathematics and Physics.

• 60 students are interested in Physics and Chemistry.

• 40 students are interested in Mathematics and Chemistry.

• 30 students are interested in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

• Remaining students are interested in Humanities.

Based on the above information, the number of students interested in Humanities is

(A)  10

(B)  30

(C)  40

(D)  45

5.

For the picture shown above, which one of the following is the correct picture representing reflection with respect to the mirror shown as the dotted line?

Q.6 – Q. 10 Carry TWO marks each.

6. In the last few years, several new shopping malls were opened in the city. The total number of visitors in the malls is impressive. However, the total revenue generated through sales in the shops in these malls is generally low.

Which one of the following is the CORRECT logical inference based on the information in the above passage?

(A)  Fewer people are visiting the malls but spending more

(B)  More people are visiting the malls but not spending enough

(C)  More people are visiting the malls and spending more

(D)  Fewer people are visiting the malls and not spending enough

7. In a partnership business the monthly investment by three friends for the first six months is in the ratio 3: 4: 5. After six months, they had to increase their monthly investments by 10%, 15% and 20%, respectively, of their initial monthly investment. The new investment ratio was kept constant for the next six months.

What is the ratio of their shares in the total profit (in the same order) at the end of the year such that the share is proportional to their individual total investment over the year?

(A)  22 : 23 : 24

(B)  22 : 33 : 50

(C)  33 : 46 : 60

(D)  63 : 86 : 110

8. Consider the following equations of straight lines:

Line L1: 2x – 3y = 5

Line L2: 3x + 2y = 8

Line L3: 4x – 6y = 5

Line L4: 6x – 9y = 6

Which one among the following is the correct statement?

(A)  L1 is parallel to L2 and L1 is perpendicular to L3

(B)  L2 is parallel to L4 and L2 is perpendicular to L1

(C)  L3 is perpendicular to L4 and L3 is parallel to L2

(D)  L4 is perpendicular to L2 and L4 is parallel to L3

9. Given below are two statements and four conclusions drawn based on the statements.

Statement 1: Some soaps are clean.

Statement 2: All clean objects are wet.

Conclusion I: Some clean objects are soaps.

Conclusion II: No clean object is a soap.

Conclusion III: Some wet objects are soaps.

Conclusion IV: All wet objects are soaps.

Which one of the following options can be logically inferred?

(A)  Only conclusion I is correct

(B)  Either conclusion I or conclusion II is correct

(C)  Either conclusion III or conclusion IV is correct

(D)  Only conclusion I and conclusion III are correct

10. An ant walks in a straight line on a plane leaving behind a trace of its movement. The initial position of the ant is at point P facing east.

The ant first turns 72° anticlockwise at P, and then does the following two steps in sequence exactly FIVE times before halting.

(1) moves forward for 10 cm.

(2) turns 144° clockwise.

The pattern made by the trace left behind by the ant is

Civil Engineering (C-2)

Q.11 – 35 Carry ONE mark each.

11. The function f(x, y) satisfies the Laplace equation

2f(x, y) = 0

on a circular domain of radius r = 1 with its center at point P with coordinates x = 0, y = 0. The value of this function on the circular boundary of this domain is equal to 3.

The numerical value of f(0, 0) is:

(A)  0

(B)  2

(C)  3

(D)  1

12.

13. For a linear elastic and isotropic material, the correct relationship among Young’s modulus of elasticity (E), Poisson’s ratio (v ), and shear modulus (G) is

14. Read the following statements relating to flexure of reinforced concrete beams:

(I) In over-reinforced sections, the failure strain in concrete reaches earlier than the yield strain in steel.

(II) In under-reinforced sections, steel reaches yielding at a load lower than the

load at which the concrete reaches failure strain.

(III) Over-reinforced beams are recommended in practice as compared to the under-reinforced beams.

(IV) In balanced sections, the concrete reaches failure strain earlier than the yield strain in tensile steel.

Each of the above statements is either True or False.

Which one of the following combinations is correct?

(A)  I (True), II (True), III (False), IV (False)

(B)  I (True), II (True), III (False), IV (True)

(C)  I (False), II (False), III (True), IV (False)

(D)  I (False), II (True), III (True), IV (False)

15. Match all the possible combinations between Column X (Cement compounds) and Column Y (Cement properties):

Which one of the following combinations is correct?

(A)  (i) – (P), (ii) – (Q) and (T), (iii) – (R) and (S)

(B)  (i) – (Q) and (T), (ii) – (P) and (S), (iii) – (R)

(C)  (i) – (P), (ii) – (Q) and (R), (iii) – (T)

(D)  (i) – (T), (ii) – (S), (iii) – (P) and (Q)

16. Consider a beam PQ fixed at P, hinged at Q, and subjected to a load F as shown in figure (not drawn to scale). The static and kinematic degrees of indeterminacy, respectively, are

(A)  2 and 1

(B)  2 and 0

(C)  1 and 2

(D)  2 and 2

(P) While designing a shallow footing in sandy soil, monsoon season is considered for critical design in terms of bearing capacity.

(Q) For slope stability of an earthen dam, sudden drawdown is never a critical condition.

(R) In a sandy sea beach, quicksand condition can arise only if the critical hydraulic gradient exceeds the existing hydraulic gradient.

(S) The active earth thrust on a rigid retaining wall supporting homogeneous cohesionless backfill will reduce with the lowering of water table in the backfill.

Which one of the following combinations is correct?

(A)  (P)-True, (Q)-False, (R)-False, (S)-False

(B)  (P)-False, (Q)-True, (R)-True, (S)-True

(C)  (P)-True, (Q)-False, (R)-True, (S)-True

(D)  (P)-False, (Q)-True, (R)-False, (S)-False

18. Stresses acting on an infinitesimal soil element are shown in the figure (with σz > σx). The major and minor principal stresses are σ1 and σ3, respectively. Considering the compressive stresses as positive, which one of the following expressions correctly represents the angle between the major principal stress plane and the horizontal plane?

19. Match Column X with Column Y:

Which one of the following combinations is correct?

(A)  (P)-(IV), (Q)-(III), (R)-(V), (S)-(I), (T)-(II)

(B)  (P)-(III), (Q)-(IV), (R)-(V), (S)-(I), (T)-(II)

(C)  (P)-(IV), (Q)-(III), (R)-(II), (S)-(I), (T)-(V)

(D)  (P)-(III), (Q)-(IV), (R)-(I), (S)-(V), (T)-(II)

20. In a certain month, the reference crop evapotranspiration at a location is 6 mm/day. If the crop coefficient and soil coefficient are 1.2 and 0.8, respectively, the actual evapotranspiration in mm/day is

(A)  5.76

(B)  7.20

(C)  6.80

(D)  8.00

21. The dimension of dynamic viscosity is:

(A)  ML1T1

(B)  ML1T2

(C)  ML2T2

(D)  ML0T1

22. A process equipment emits 5 kg/h of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). If a hood placed over the process equipment captures 95% of the VOCs, then the fugitive emission in kg/h is

(A)  0.25

(B)  4.75

(C)  2.50

(D)  0.48

23. Match the following attributes of a city with the appropriate scale of measurements.

Which one of the following combinations is correct?

(A)  (P)-(I), (Q)-(III), (R)-(IV), (S)-(II)

(B)  (P)-(II), (Q)-(I), (R)-(IV), (S)-(III)

(C)  (P)-(II), (Q)-(III), (R)-(IV), (S)-(I)

(D)  (P)-(I), (Q)-(II), (R)-(III), (S)-(IV)

24. If the magnetic bearing of the Sun at a place at noon is S 2° E, the magnetic declination (in degrees) at that place is

(A) 2° E

(B) 2° W

(C) 4° E

(D) 4° W

25. P and Q are two square matrices of the same order. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

(A) If P and Q are invertible, then [PQ]1 = Q1P1.

(B) If P and Q are invertible, then [QP]1 = P1Q1.

(C) If P and Q are invertible, then [PQ]1 = P1Q1.

(D) If P and Q are not invertible, then [PQ]1 = Q1P1.

26. In a solid waste handling facility, the moisture contents (MC) of food waste, paper waste, and glass waste were found to be MCf, MCp, and MCg, respectively. Similarly, the energy contents (EC) of plastic waste, food waste, and glass waste were found to be ECpp, ECf, and ECg, respectively. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

(A) MCf > MCp > MCg

(B) ECpp > ECf > ECg

(C) MCf < MCp < MCg

(D) ECpp < ECf < ECg

27. To design an optimum municipal solid waste collection route, which of the following is/are NOT desired:

(A) Collection vehicle should not travel twice down the same street in a day.

(B) Waste collection on congested roads should not occur during rush hours in morning or evening.

(C) Collection should occur in the uphill direction.

(D) The last collection point on a route should be as close as possible to the waste disposal facility.

28. For a traffic stream, v is the space mean speed, k is the density, q is the flow, vf is the free flow speed, and kj is the jam density. Assume that the speed decreases linearly with density.

Which of the following relation(s) is/are correct?

29. The error in measuring the radius of a 5 cm circular rod was 0.2%. If the cross-sectional area of the rod was calculated using this measurement, then the resulting absolute percentage error in the computed area is______. (round off to two decimal places)

30. The components of pure shear strain in a sheared material are given in the matrix form:

Here, Trace (ε) = 0. Given P = Trace (ε8) and Q = Trace (ε11). The numerical value of (P + Q) is ______. (in integer)

31. The inside diameter of a sampler tube is 50 mm. The inside diameter of the cutting edge is kept such that the Inside Clearance Ratio (ICR) is 1.0 % to minimize the friction on the sample as the sampler tube enters into the soil.

The inside diameter (in mm) of the cutting edge is _________. (round off to two decimal places)

32. A concentrically loaded isolated square footing of size 2 m × 2 m carries a concentrated vertical load of 1000 kN. Considering Boussinesq’s theory of stress distribution, the maximum depth (in m) of the pressure bulb corresponding to 10 % of the vertical load intensity will be ___________. (round off to two decimal places)

33. In a triaxial unconsolidated undrained (UU) test on a saturated clay sample, the cell pressure was 100 kPa. If the deviatoric stress at failure was 150 kPa, then the undrained shear strength of the soil is ______ kPa. (in integer)

34. A flood control structure having an expected life of n years is designed by considering a flood of return period T years. When T = n, and n → ∞, the structure’s hydrologic risk of failure in percentage is _______. (round off to one decimal place)

35. The base length of the runway at the mean sea level (MSL) is 1500 m. If the runway is located at an altitude of 300 m above the MSL, the actual length (in m) of the runway to be provided is _________. (round off to the nearest integer)

Q. 36 – 65 Carry TWO marks each.

36. Consider the polynomial f(x) = x3 – 6x2 + 11x – 6 on the domain S given by 1 ≤ x ≤ 3. The first and second derivatives are f'(x) and f”(x).

Consider the following statements:

I. The given polynomial is zero at the boundary points x = 1 and x = 3.

II. There exists one local maxima of f(x) within the domain S.

III. The second derivative f′′(x) > 0 throughout the domain S.

IV. There exists one local minima of f(x) within the domain S.

The correct option is:

(A) Only statements I, II and III are correct.

(B) Only statements I, II and IV are correct.

(C) Only statements I and IV are correct.

(D) Only statements II and IV are correct.

37. An undamped spring-mass system with mass m and spring stiffness k is shown in the figure. The natural frequency and natural period of this system are ω rad/s and T s, respectively. If the stiffness of the spring is doubled and the mass is halved, then the natural frequency and the natural period of the modified system, respectively, are

(A) 2ω rad/s and T/2 s

(B) ω/2 rad/s and 2T s

(C) 4ω rad/s and T/4 s

(D) ω rad/s and T s

38. For the square steel beam cross-section shown in the figure, the shape factor about z − z axis is S and the plastic moment capacity is MP. Consider yield stress fy = 250 MPa and a = 100 mm.

The values of S and MP (rounded-off to one decimal place) are

(A) S = 2.0, MP = 58.9 kN-m

(B) S = 2.0, MP = 100.2 kN-m

(C) S = 1.5, MP = 58.9 kN-m

(D) S = 1.5, MP = 100.2 kN-m

39. A post-tensioned concrete member of span 15 m and cross-section of 450 mm × 450 mm is prestressed with three steel tendons, each of cross-sectional area 200 mm2. The tendons are tensioned one after another to a stress of 1500 MPa. All the tendons are straight and located at 125 mm from the bottom of the member. Assume the prestress to be the same in all tendons and the modular ratio to be 6. The average loss of prestress, due to elastic deformation of concrete, considering all three tendons is

(A) 14.16 MPa

(B) 7.08 MPa

(C) 28.32 MPa

(D) 42.48 MPa

40. Match the following in Column X with Column Y:

Which one of the following combinations is correct?

(A) (P)-(I), (Q)-(II), (R)-(V), (S)-(V)

(B) (P)-(II), (Q)-(I), (R)-(IV), (S)-(V)

(C) (P)-(I), (Q)-(III), (R)-(VI), (S)-(IV)

(D) (P)-(I), (Q)-(II), (R)-(V), (S)-(VI)

41. A soil sample is underlying a water column of height h1, as shown in the figure. The vertical effective stresses at points A, B, and C are σʹA, σʹB, and σʹC, respectively. Let γsat and γʹ be the saturated and submerged unit weights of the soil sample, respectively, and γw be the unit weight of water. Which one of the following expressions correctly represents the sum (σʹA + σʹB + σʹC)?

(A)  (2h2 + h3)γʹ

(B)  (h1 + h2 + h3)γʹ

(C)  (h2 + h3) (γsat – γw)

(D)  (h1 + h2 + h3sat

42. A 100 mg of HNO3 (strong acid) is added to water, bringing the final volume to 1.0 liter. Consider the atomic weights of H, N, and O, as 1 g/mol, 14 g/mol, and 16 g/mol, respectively. The final pH of this water is

(Ignore the dissociation of water.)

(A)  2.8

(B)  6.5

(C)  3.8

(D)  8.5

43. In a city, the chemical formula of biodegradable fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) is C100H250O80 The waste has to be treated by forced-aeration composting process for which air requirement has to be estimated.

Assume oxygen in air (by weight) = 23 %, and density of air = 1.3 kg/m3. Atomic mass: C = 12, H = 1, O = 16, N = 14.

C and H are oxidized completely whereas N is converted only into NH3 during oxidation.

For oxidative degradation of 1 tonne of the waste, the required theoretical volume of air (in m3/tonne) will be (round off to the nearest integer)

(A) 4749

(B) 8025

(C) 1418

(D) 1092

44. A single-lane highway has a traffic density of 40 vehicles/km. If the time-mean speed and space-mean speed are 40 kmph and 30 kmph, respectively, the average headway (in seconds) between the vehicles is

(A)  3.00

(B)  2.25

(C)  8.33 × 104

(D)  6.25 × 104

45. Let y be a non-zero vector of size 2022 × 1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are TRUE?

(A)  yyT  is a symmetric matrix.

(B)  yTy is an eigenvalue of yyT.

(C)  yyT has a rank of 2022.

(D)  yyT is invertible.

46. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

(A) If a linearly elastic structure is subjected to a set of loads, the partial derivative of the total strain energy with respect to the deflection at any point is equal to the load applied at that point.

(B) If a linearly elastic structure is subjected to a set of loads, the partial derivative of the total strain energy with respect to the load at any point is equal to the deflection at that point.

(C) If a structure is acted upon by two force system Pa and Pb, in equilibrium separately, the external virtual work done by a system of forces Pb during the deformations caused by another system of forces Pa is equal to the external virtual work done by the Pa system during the deformation caused by the Pb system.

(D) The shear force in a conjugate beam loaded by the M/EI diagram of the real beam is equal to the corresponding deflection of the real beam.

47. Water is flowing in a horizontal, frictionless, rectangular channel. A smooth hump is built on the channel floor at a section and its height is gradually increased to reach choked condition in the channel. The depth of water at this section is y2 and that at its upstream section is y1. The correct statement(s) for the choked and unchoked conditions in the channel is/are

(A) In choked condition, y1 decreases if the flow is supercritical and increases if the flow is subcritical.

(B) In choked condition, y2 is equal to the critical depth if the flow is supercritical or subcritical.

(C) In unchoked condition, y1 remains unaffected when the flow is supercritical or subcritical.

(D) In choked condition, y1 increases if the flow is supercritical and decreases if the flow is subcritical.

48. The concentration s(x,t) of pollutants in a one-dimensional reservoir at position x and time t satisfies the diffusion equation  on the domain 0 ≤ x ≤ L, where D is the diffusion coefficient of the pollutants. The initial condition s(x, 0) is defined by the step-function shown in the figure.

The boundary conditions of the problem are given by  at the boundary points x = 0 and x = L at all times. Consider D = 0.1 m2/s, s0 = 5 μmol/m, and L = 10 m.

The steady-state concentration  at the center x = L/2 of the reservoir (in μmol/m) is _____. (in integer)

49. A pair of six-faced dice is rolled thrice. The probability that the sum of the outcomes in each roll equals 4 in exactly two of the three attempts is ______. (round off to three decimal places)

50. Consider two linearly elastic rods HI and IJ, each of length b, as shown in the figure. The rods are co-linear, and confined between two fixed supports at H and J. Both the rods are initially stress free. The coefficient of linear thermal expansion is 𝛼 for both the rods. The temperature of the rod IJ is raised by ∆T, whereas the temperature of rod HI remains unchanged. An external horizontal force P is now applied at node I. It is given that α = 106 °C1, ∆T = 50°C, b = 2m, AE = 106 The axial rigidities of the rods HI and IJ are 2AE and AE, respectively.

To make the axial force in rod HI equal to zero, the value of the external force P (in N) is _______. (round off to the nearest integer)

51. The linearly elastic planar structure shown in the figure is acted upon by two vertical concentrated forces. The horizontal beams UV and WX are connected with the help of the vertical linear spring with spring constant k = 20 kN/m. The fixed supports are provided at U and X. It is given that flexural rigidity EI = 105 kN-m2, P = 100 kN, and a = 5 m. Force Q is applied at the center of beam WX such that the force in the spring VW becomes zero.

The magnitude of force Q (in kN) is ________. (round off to the nearest integer)

52. A uniform rod KJ of weight w shown in the figure rests against a frictionless vertical wall at the point K and a rough horizontal surface at point J. It is given that w = 10 kN, a = 4 m and b = 3 m.

The minimum coefficient of static friction that is required at the point J to hold the rod in equilibrium is ________. (round off to three decimal places)

53. The activities of a project are given in the following table along with their durations and dependency.

The total float of the activity E (in days) is _______. (in integer)

54. A group of total 16 piles are arranged in a square grid format. The center-tocenter spacing (s) between adjacent piles is 3 m. The diameter (d) and length of embedment of each pile are 1 m and 20 m, respectively. The design capacity of each pile is 1000 kN in the vertical downward direction. The pile group efficiency (ηg) is given by

where m and n are number of rows and columns in the plan grid of pile arrangement, and

The design value of the pile group capacity (in kN) in the vertical downward direction is _______. (round off to the nearest integer)

55. A saturated compressible clay layer of thickness h is sandwiched between two sand layers, as shown in the figure. Initially, the total vertical stress and pore water pressure at point P, which is located at the mid-depth of the clay layer, were 150 kPa and 25 kPa, respectively. Construction of a building caused an additional total vertical stress of 100 kPa at P. When the vertical effective stress at P is 175 kPa, the percentage of consolidation in the clay layer at P is ______. (in integer)

56. A hydraulic jump takes place in a 6 m wide rectangular channel at a point where the upstream depth is 0.5 m (just before the jump). If the discharge in the channel is 30 m3/s and the energy loss in the jump is 1.6 m, then the Froude number computed at the end of the jump is ___________. (round off to two decimal places)

(Consider the acceleration due to gravity as 10 m/s2.)

57. A pump with an efficiency of 80% is used to draw groundwater from a well for irrigating a flat field of area 108 hectares. The base period and delta for paddy crop on this field are 120 days and 144 cm, respectively. Water application efficiency in the field is 80%. The lowest level of water in the well is 10 m below the ground. The minimum required horse power (h.p.) of the pump is _______. (round off to two decimal places)

(Consider 1 h.p. = 746 W; unit weight of water = 9810 N/m3 )

58. Two discrete spherical particles (P and Q) of equal mass density are independently released in water. Particle P and particle Q have diameters of 0.5 mm and 1.0 mm, respectively. Assume Stokes’ law is valid.

The drag force on particle Q will be________ times the drag force on particle P. (round off to the nearest integer)

59. At a municipal waste handling facility, 30 metric ton mixture of food waste, yard waste, and paper waste was available. The moisture content of this mixture was found to be 10%. The ideal moisture content for composting this mixture is 50%. The amount of water to be added to this mixture to bring its moisture content to the ideal condition is _______metric ton. (in integer)

60. A sewage treatment plant receives sewage at a flow rate of 5000 m3/day. The total suspended solids (TSS) concentration in the sewage at the inlet of primary clarifier is 200 mg/L. After the primary treatment, the TSS concentration in sewage is reduced by 60 %. The sludge from the primary clarifier contains 2 % solids concentration. Subsequently, the sludge is subjected to gravity thickening process to achieve a solids concentration of 6 %. Assume that the density of sludge, before and after thickening, is 1000 kg/m3.

The daily volume of the thickened sludge (in m3/day) will be_______. (round off to the nearest integer).

61. A sample of air analyzed at 25 °C and 1 atm pressure is reported to contain 0.04 ppm of SO2. Atomic mass of S = 32, O = 16.

The equivalent SO2 concentration (in µg/m3) will be__________. (round off to the nearest integer)

62. A parabolic vertical crest curve connects two road segments with grades +1.0% and −0%. If a 200 m stopping sight distance is needed for a driver at a height of 1.2 m to avoid an obstacle of height 0.15 m, then the minimum curve length should be ______ m. (round off to the nearest integer)

63. Assuming that traffic on a highway obeys the Greenshields model, the speed of a shockwave between two traffic streams (P) and (Q) as shown in the schematic is _______ kmph. (in integer)

64. It is given that an aggregate mix has 260 grams of coarse aggregates and 240 grams of fine aggregates. The specific gravities of the coarse and fine aggregates are 2.6 and 2.4, respectively. The bulk specific gravity of the mix is 2.3.

The percentage air voids in the mix is ____________. (round off to the nearest integer)