Important Topics of Hydrology & Irrigation for GATE CE 2023

By Mrinmay Ganguly|Updated : February 24th, 2022

GATE CE 2023 would be a final grail for many aspiring candidates preparing with full zeal and allure to crack GATE CE 2023 with a good score. It is essential to target important topics for each subject while preparing for GATE CE 2023 keeping in mind the vast syllabus and proper time management for each subject.

In this article, we provide the Important topics in Hydrology and Irrigation based on the previous year's analysis and the Expected pattern of questions which would be useful in preparing for GATE CE 2023 and aiming to grab maximum marks out of Hydrology and Irrigation.

Topics Asked in GATE CE 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 for Hydrology and Irrigation

 GATE CE 2021
Average Marks4 Marks 
Topics Covered Hydrograph, Infiltration, Water Requirements of Crops, Theories Of Seepage


 GATE CE 2020
Average Marks5.5 Marks
Topics CoveredFlood routing, Hydrograph, Groundwater Hydrology, Analysis of gravity dam, Water requirement of crops, Cross drainage structures 


 GATE CE 2019
Average Marks5 Marks
Topics CoveredReservoir, Unit Hydrograph, Maximum Flood Discharge & Heytograph, Command Area & Cross Drainage Structures.


 GATE CE 2018
Average Marks5 Marks 
Topics CoveredDesign Flood, Infiltration rate, Thiession Mean Value Theorem & Intensity of Irrigation.


 GATE CE 2017
Average Marks5.5 Marks
Topics CoveredUH, Infiltration capacity, Effective rainfall & Irrigation Supply Canal Outlets.


 GATE CE 2016
Average Marks4 Marks 
Topics CoveredDUH & Flood Routing.

Important Topics to cover in Hydrology and Irrigation for GATE CE 2023

Based on the analysis of previous GATE CE exam papers it has been observed Hydrology and Irrigation is quite an important subject and a number of weightage (4-5 Marks) could be asked in the GATE CE 2023 Exam. Preparing the important topics from this subject would give an edge over others. Most important topics in Hydrology and Irrigation which may be expected for GATE CE 2023:

  • Unit Hydrographs
  • Infiltration Curve
  • Effective Rainfall
  • Water Crop Requirement & Cross Drainage Structures.


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