GATE CSE Syllabus and Previous Question Papers – Free PDF

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GATE CSE Syllabus and Previous Question Papers 2022 – IIT Kharagpur has released the syllabus of GATE 2022 along with the official brochure for all subjects on August 1. Using the GATE 2022 syllabus, candidates can figure out which topic requires more time and effort to prepare for Graduate Aptitude Test 2022.

GATE 2022 Syllabus for CSE (Computer Science Engineering)

GATE 2022 syllabus for CSE is yet to be released by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can check the syllabus of the previous year below.

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first-order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices. Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring. Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.

Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, the system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, LU decomposition.

Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value theorem. Integration.

Probability: Random variables. Uniform, normal, exponential, poisson and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem.

Section 2: Digital Logic

Boolean algebra. Combinational and sequential circuits. Minimization. Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point).

Section 3: Computer Organization and Architecture

Machine instructions and addressing modes. ALU, data-path and control unit. Instruction pipelining. Memory hierarchy: cache, main memory and secondary storage; I/O interface (interrupt and DMA mode).

Section 4: Programming and Data Structures

Programming in C. Recursion. Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs.

Section 5: Algorithms

Searching, sorting, hashing. Asymptotic worst-case time and space complexity. Algorithm design techniques: greedy, dynamic programming and divide?and?conquer. Graph search, minimum spanning trees, and shortest paths.

Section 6: Theory of Computation

Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and push-down automata. Regular and context-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability.

Section 7: Compiler Design

Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation.

Section 8: Operating System

Processes, threads, inter?process communication, concurrency and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU scheduling. Memory management and virtual memory. File systems.

Section 9: Databases

ER?model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, SQL. Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees). Transactions and concurrency control.

Section 10: Computer Networks

Concept of layering. LAN technologies (Ethernet). Flow and error control techniques, switching. IPv4/IPv6, routers and routing algorithms (distance vector, link state). TCP/UDP and sockets, congestion control. Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP). Basics of Wi-Fi. Network security: authentication, basics of public key and private key cryptography, digital signatures and certificates, firewalls.

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GATE CSE Exam Pattern

ParticularsSpecifications
Exam duration3 hours
Exam modeOnline (Computer-based test)
Type and total number of QuestionTotal 65 QuestionsMCQs and MSQs and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
Total marks of the exam100
Total number of sectionsAptitudeEngineering MathematicsSubject-specific questions
Marking Scheme1 mark MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.2 mark MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.Zero marks will be awarded for unattempted questionsNo negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

GATE Cutoff

GATE CSE Cutoff (Qualifying)

YearGeneralOBCSC/ ST/ PH
202126.123.417.4
202028.525.619.0
201929.526.619.7
20182522.516.6
20172522.516.6
20162522.516.6
20152522.516.67
20142522.2516.67
20132522.2516.67

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