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GATE Computer Engineering (CS) Exam 2023
Everything You Need to Know About GATE Computer Science Exam 2023
IIT Kanpur will conduct the GATE 2023 Computer Science Engineering exam in the 1st or 2nd week of February. Thorough knowledge of pattern and syllabus will help you prepare even better for your exam.
Students can review this log before their exam preparation as it helps them know everything they need to know about GATE Computer Science Exam 2023.
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IIT Kanpur administrates the GATE CSE exam 2023. Students can check the official website in the first week of September 2022 for the official notification. Aspirants can refer to the table below to know the latest updates.
|Announcement of result||Mar 17, 2023|
|Answer Key||Feb 21, 2022|
|GATE 2023 Schedule||Available now|
|Registration process||October 3|
|Admit Card release date||Jan 15, 2023|
|Registration will begin||Sep 2, 2022|
The tentative schedule for GATE 2023 has been declared by the IIT Kanpur. The GATE Computer Science Engineering exam will be conducted in the first or second week of February. Check the important dates from the below list and prepare for the exam accordingly.
|GATE 2023 Notification||1st week of September 2022|
|GATE 2023 Announcement date for registration||1st week of September 2022|
|Last date to register for GATE 2023||2nd week of October 2022|
|GATE 2023 Correction Form||2nd week of November 2022|
|GATE 2023 Admit Card||1st week of January 2023|
|GATE 2023 Exam Conducted On||1st and 2nd week of February 2023|
|GATE 2023 Answer Key||2nd week of March 2023|
|GATE 2023 Result||3rd week of March 2023|
|GATE 2023 Counselling||1st week of May 2023|
The conducting authority IIT Kanpur has released the eligibility criteria, tentative dates, and exam notification. Therefore, candidates can check them and continue to apply for the GATE CSE exam.
GATE CSE 2023 Requirement for Foreign or NRI Students
International students can actively attempt the GATE CSE exam by meeting the following requirements.
The GATE exam is conducted for 3 hours, and the exam paper has a total of 65 questions for 100 marks. Candidates can check the question type, marking scheme, and the weightage from the table below.
|Examination Mode||Online - Computer-Based Test|
|No. of Questions||65|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours (180 Minutes)|
|Number of Sections||3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, Computer Science Engineering Topics)|
|Section-wise Weightage||General Aptitude - 15 Marks|
Engineering Mathematics - 15 Marks
Technical Subjects - 70 Marks
|Marking Scheme||1Marks/ 2 Marks for each correct answer|
GATE Computer Science 2023 exam paper is divided into three sections:
Know the subject-wise weightage from this table.
|GATE Electrical 2023 - Section||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Computer Science Engineering Subjects||45||70|
Check the marking system for different types of GATE questions here:
|Question types||Mark Allotment||Negative Marking|
|MCQs||Either 1 or 2 Marks||1/3 Marks for 1 Mark Questions|
2/3 Marks for 2 Mark Questions
|MSQs||Either 1 or 2 Marks||No Negative Marking|
|NATs||Either 1 or 2 Marks||No Negative Marking|
As mentioned previously, the GATE Computer Science exam has three question types: MCQ, MSQ, and NAT.
Multiple Choice Questions: For this question type, candidates can pick a correct answer from the provided 4 options.
Multiple Select Questions: For this question type, candidates can select multiple correct answers from the provided options.
Numerical Answer Types: Candidates must enter a numerical value answer.
The questions will be asked from the listed types to test the candidate's ability.
Comprehension: This question type will cover the fundamental ideas of electrical engineering topics through which the students will choose a simple conclusion.
Recall: This type is based on the formulas you have learned in the concepts. You will be asked to solve the answer using those formulas.
Application: With this question type, you will get logical reasoning or computation problems.
Analysis: In this type, you will be asked to analyze your given data and conclude based on synthesis.
Linked Answer Question: Create a problem statement through which some of the questions can be answered. The marking system for these types of questions carries 2 marks.
Common Data Problems: In this question, various problems are coordinated with common data through which there can be a unique solution for such questions.
Candidates can refer to the below table, where we have briefly listed the topics covered in each section of the syllabus. Also, you can check all the topics here.
|Sections||Topics included in the syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Linear Algebra|
|Digital Logic||Combinational and sequential circuits, Boolean algebra, and Minimization.|
|Computer Organization and Architecture||Addressing modes and Machine instructions. Data path, ALU, and control unit. Pipeline hazards, Instruction pipelining. Memory hierarchy.|
|Programming and Data Structures||Programming in C. Arrays, queues, linked lists, stacks, binary heaps, binary search trees, graphs, and recursion|
|Algorithms||Searching, hashing, sorting. Asymptotic worst-case time and space complexity. Algorithm design techniques: Dynamic programming, greedy, divide and conquer. Minimum spanning trees, graphs traversals, and shortest paths.|
|Theory of Computation||Regular expressions and finite automata. Pumping lemma, regular and context-free languages. Turing machines and undecidability.|
|Compiler Design||Parsing, lexical analysis, runtime environments, syntax-directed translation, Local optimization, Intermediate code generation, Data flow analysis.|
|Operating System||System calls, inter-process communication, processes, concurrency, threads, and synchronization. CPU and I/O scheduling. File systems. Deadlock. Memory management and virtual memory.|
|Databases||Relational algebra and tuple calculus. ER model. SQL, normal forms, and Integrity constraints. Indexing. File organization. Transactions and concurrency control.|
|Computer Networks||Concept of layering: TCP/IP and OSI protocol stacks. Application layer protocols: HTTP, SMTP, DNS, FTP, Email. Datalink layer: error detection, framing, Ethernet bridging, Medium Access Control. Basics of packet, virtual circuit switching, and circuit. Basics of IP support protocols (DHCP, ARP ICMP), Network Address Translation (NAT). Transport layer: UDP, TCP, sockets, flow control, and congestion control.|
Knowing the subject-wise weightage list allows you to understand the section that will get you high marks if you concentrate and prioritize well. Take the weightage list from the descending order and complete the entire syllabus.
IIT Kanpur will release the subject-wise weightage for 2023 soon. Meanwhile, the candidates can check the previous years' subject's weightage list here.
|Topics||Weightage GATE CS 2021||Weightage GATE CS 2020||Weightage GATE CS 2019||Weightage GATE CS 2018|
|Computer Organization and Architecture||6||11||3||11|
|Programming and Data Structures||8||12||12||10|
|Theory of Computation||8||9||7||7|
Students require suitable books to prepare for the GATE CSE exam. Some students refer to multiple books to cover the topic-wise syllabus. Here are some reference books along with the name of the author and the topics covered.
|Topics||Name of the Book||Author|
|Algorithm||Introduction to Algorithms||Thomas H. Cormen|
|TOC (Theory of Computation)||An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata||Peter Linz|
|Computer Organization and Architecture||COA||William Stallings|
|Operating System||Operating System Concepts||Galvin|
|Computer Networks||Computer Networks|
Networks by Fourozon
|Andrew S. Tanenbaum and David J. Wetherall|
|Database Management Systems||Database System Concepts||Henry Korth|
|Discrete Mathematics||Discrete Mathematics and its Applications||Kenneth H Rosen|
|Digital Logic and Number representation||Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals||Morris Mano|
Given below are the PDF links for the previous years' computer science question paper. The candidates can download the paper and practice them to analyze the scores. This helps the individuals understand how well they have prepared for the exam.
|Exam Year||Question Paper|
|2021||Session 1: Download PDF|
|Session 2: Download PDF|
|2017||Session 1: Download PDF|
|Session 2: Download PDF|
Candidates can check the previous year GATE computer science question paper analysis to know all about the difficulty level, the total number of questions asked in each question type, the highest mark weightage, and more.
GATE CSE 2022
GATE CSE 2021
GATE CSE 2020
Candidates can refer to the below table to know the previous years' cutoff. This helps one understand the cutoff trends over the years and the admission possibilities to eminent institutions.
Students can fill out the application form for GATE 2023 CS through the GOAPS website. You can follow the listed steps to apply the form successfully.
IIT Kanpur has announced the release date of admit card on the 1st week of January 2023. Candidates can actively download the admit card by visiting the official GOAPS website. The following steps can help you download the admit card.
The GATE admit card will include the following details
Have a look at the sample admit card.
The GATE 2023 CSE results will be out in the 3rd week of March 2023. Candidates can visit the website gate.iitkgp.ac.in. and use the login credentials to check the result. A qualified candidate can download the scorecard for future references, which is valid for 3 years from the date. Refer to the below steps to download the scorecard.
The following information will be available on the GATE scorecard
Have a look at the sample scorecard.
For higher education, GATE score is a mandatory requirement to get enlisted in top institutes. Let us see what the other options are that one can avail.
Some PSUs like IOCL, BARC, BHEL, DRDO, NHPC, etc., recruit qualified candidates on the basis of the GATE score. One can get selected for posts like a technician, trainee, etc., with lucrative salary packages, better work-life, benefits of electricity at a subsidiary rate, and more.
Career opportunity is not the only option you got. One can pursue higher education in top universities IIT, NIT, or IISc through the valid GATE score. Candidates who prefer to study abroad can join the institutes like NTU, NUS, and TU Munich that accept GATE scores for the post-degree programs.
After the completion of M. tech courses, one can also opt for Junior and Senior Research Fellowship in CSIR with a valid GATE score. You can earn a reasonable stipend during the research period.
Here are some of the questions the candidate mostly searched for. Have a look at them to get a clear understanding of the exam.
Question: What are the important topics that one must concentrate on for GATE 2023 CSE?
Every topic from GATE CSE syllabus is vital to score good grades. Some of the topics that you need to concentrate on include.
Question: What will be the section-wise weightage of the topics in GATE 2023 CSE?
Question: What will be the nature of the questions they ask?
The following will be the nature of the questions that are asked to evaluate the candidate's abilities.
Question: What are the determining factors to calculate the GATE 2023 CSE cutoff?
GATE 2023 CSE cutoff for admission is determined by the institutes after the admission process. A candidate can know their admission chances in various institutes depending upon the cutoff that is determined by:
Question: Is studying the previous years' questions alone enough?
No, you need to study the entire syllabus to get high scores. Once completing the whole syllabus, you can also practice previous years' question paper to understand the paper pattern, overall difficulty, and more.
We hope all the information regarding the GATE 2023 CSE exam is clear and detailed. Start your preparation by formulating a study plan, collecting the best books suggested, practicing mock tests, and answering previous year questions. Get qualifying score by analyzing the topics with maximum weightage, cut-off score, and prep tactics.
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