# (Download) GATE -2018 : Exam Paper and Answer Key Civil Engineering (CE)

## Civil Engineering (CE)

Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each.

Q.1 “The driver applied the _______ as soon as she approached the hotel where she wanted to take a ________.” The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are
(A) brake, break

(B) break, break
(C) brake, brake

(D) break, brake

Q.2 “It is no surprise that every society has had codes of behaviour; however, the nature of these codes is often _________.” The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is
(A) unpredictable

(B) simple

(C) expected

(D) strict

Q.3 Hema’s age is 5 years more than twice Hari’s age. Suresh’s age is 13 years less than 10 times Hari’s age. If Suresh is 3 times as old as Hema, how old is Hema?
(A) 14

(B) 17

(C) 18

(D) 19

Q.4 Tower A is 90 m tall and tower B is 140 m tall. They are 100 m apart. A horizontal skywalk connects the floors at 70 m in both the towers. If a taut rope connects the top of tower A to the bottom of tower B, at what distance (in meters) from tower A will the rope intersect the skywalk?
(A) 22.22

(B) 50

(C) 57.87

(D) 77.78

Q.5 The temperature T in a room varies as a function of the outside temperature T0 and the number of persons in the room p, according to the relation T = Κ (Θp + T0 ), where Θ and Κ are constants. What would be the value of Θ given the following data?

 T0 P T 25 2 32.4 30 5 42.0

(A) 0.8

(B) 1.0

(C) 2.0

(D) 10.0

Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.

Q.6 A fruit seller sold a basket of fruits at 12.5% loss. Had he sold it for Rs. 108 more, he would have made a 10% gain. What is the loss in Rupees incurred by the fruit seller?
(A) 48

(B) 52

(C) 60

(D) 108

Q.7 The price of a wire made of a superalloy material is proportional to the square of its length. The price of 10 m length of the wire is Rs. 1600. What would be the total price (in Rs.) of two wires of lengths 4 m and 6m?
(A) 768

(B) 832

(C) 1440

(D) 1600