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GATE CSE Syllabus 2023 has been released along with the official notification. No new
changes have been made in the syllabus this year. 72% of the GATE CSE syllabus is
from the Core Discipline, 13% from Engineering Mathematics, and 15% from General
Aptitude. The core discipline syllabus for GATE CSE is further divided into ten
different subjects- Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture,
Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler
Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. Check GATE CSE
Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023.
GATE CSE Syllabus 2023- Weightage of Important Topics
? Topics from GATE CSE Syllabus with the highest weightage over the years are-
? Programming and Data Structures,
? Computer Network,
? Operating System,
? Computer Organization and Architecture
? Based on the previous year GATE CS Paper Analysis, given below is the sectional
weightage of important topics from the syllabus. The students are advised to go through
the following and then commence their preparation for the exam. This will allow them to
plan their preparation strategy accordingly and see which section will require more time
for preparation.
GATE CSE 2023 - Weightage of Important Topics (Expected)
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics
13
Discrete Mathematics
Digital Logic 6
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 15
Algorithms 7
Theory of Computation 6
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GATE CSE Syllabus 2023 has been released along with the official notification. No new
changes have been made in the syllabus this year. 72% of the GATE CSE syllabus is
from the Core Discipline, 13% from Engineering Mathematics, and 15% from General
Aptitude. The core discipline syllabus for GATE CSE is further divided into ten
different subjects- Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture,
Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler
Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. Check GATE CSE
Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023.
GATE CSE Syllabus 2023- Weightage of Important Topics
? Topics from GATE CSE Syllabus with the highest weightage over the years are-
? Programming and Data Structures,
? Computer Network,
? Operating System,
? Computer Organization and Architecture
? Based on the previous year GATE CS Paper Analysis, given below is the sectional
weightage of important topics from the syllabus. The students are advised to go through
the following and then commence their preparation for the exam. This will allow them to
plan their preparation strategy accordingly and see which section will require more time
for preparation.
GATE CSE 2023 - Weightage of Important Topics (Expected)
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics
13
Discrete Mathematics
Digital Logic 6
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 15
Algorithms 7
Theory of Computation 6
Compiler Design 4
Operating Systems 9
Databases 7
Computer Networks 10
GATE CSE 2022 - Weightage of Important Topics
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 7
Discrete Mathematics 8
Digital Logic 5
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 9
Algorithms 9
Theory of Computation 9
Compiler Design 6
Operating Systems 6
Databases 7
Computer Networks 11
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GATE CSE Syllabus 2023 has been released along with the official notification. No new
changes have been made in the syllabus this year. 72% of the GATE CSE syllabus is
from the Core Discipline, 13% from Engineering Mathematics, and 15% from General
Aptitude. The core discipline syllabus for GATE CSE is further divided into ten
different subjects- Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture,
Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler
Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. Check GATE CSE
Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023.
GATE CSE Syllabus 2023- Weightage of Important Topics
? Topics from GATE CSE Syllabus with the highest weightage over the years are-
? Programming and Data Structures,
? Computer Network,
? Operating System,
? Computer Organization and Architecture
? Based on the previous year GATE CS Paper Analysis, given below is the sectional
weightage of important topics from the syllabus. The students are advised to go through
the following and then commence their preparation for the exam. This will allow them to
plan their preparation strategy accordingly and see which section will require more time
for preparation.
GATE CSE 2023 - Weightage of Important Topics (Expected)
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics
13
Discrete Mathematics
Digital Logic 6
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 15
Algorithms 7
Theory of Computation 6
Compiler Design 4
Operating Systems 9
Databases 7
Computer Networks 10
GATE CSE 2022 - Weightage of Important Topics
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 7
Discrete Mathematics 8
Digital Logic 5
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 9
Algorithms 9
Theory of Computation 9
Compiler Design 6
Operating Systems 6
Databases 7
Computer Networks 11
GATE CSE - Previous Years’ Weightage of Important Topics
Gate CSE 2023 Syllabus
Technical Subjects: Computer Science and Information Technology
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
? Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions,
partial orders and lattices. Monoids, Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring.
Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.
? Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and
eigenvectors, LU decomposition.
? Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value
theorem. Integration.
? Probability and Statistics: 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.
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GATE CSE Syllabus 2023 has been released along with the official notification. No new
changes have been made in the syllabus this year. 72% of the GATE CSE syllabus is
from the Core Discipline, 13% from Engineering Mathematics, and 15% from General
Aptitude. The core discipline syllabus for GATE CSE is further divided into ten
different subjects- Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture,
Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler
Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. Check GATE CSE
Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023.
GATE CSE Syllabus 2023- Weightage of Important Topics
? Topics from GATE CSE Syllabus with the highest weightage over the years are-
? Programming and Data Structures,
? Computer Network,
? Operating System,
? Computer Organization and Architecture
? Based on the previous year GATE CS Paper Analysis, given below is the sectional
weightage of important topics from the syllabus. The students are advised to go through
the following and then commence their preparation for the exam. This will allow them to
plan their preparation strategy accordingly and see which section will require more time
for preparation.
GATE CSE 2023 - Weightage of Important Topics (Expected)
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics
13
Discrete Mathematics
Digital Logic 6
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 15
Algorithms 7
Theory of Computation 6
Compiler Design 4
Operating Systems 9
Databases 7
Computer Networks 10
GATE CSE 2022 - Weightage of Important Topics
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 7
Discrete Mathematics 8
Digital Logic 5
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 9
Algorithms 9
Theory of Computation 9
Compiler Design 6
Operating Systems 6
Databases 7
Computer Networks 11
GATE CSE - Previous Years’ Weightage of Important Topics
Gate CSE 2023 Syllabus
Technical Subjects: Computer Science and Information Technology
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
? Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions,
partial orders and lattices. Monoids, Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring.
Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.
? Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and
eigenvectors, LU decomposition.
? Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value
theorem. Integration.
? Probability and Statistics: 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, pipeline hazards
? 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 traversals, minimum spanning trees, 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.
? Local optimisation
? Data flow analyses: constant propagation, liveness analysis, common subexpression
elimination.
Section 8: Operating System
? System calls
? Processes.
? Threads.
? Inter -Process Communication.
? Concurrency and Synchronization.
? Deadlock.
? CPU Scheduling.
? Memory Management
? Virtual Memory.
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GATE CSE Syllabus 2023 has been released along with the official notification. No new
changes have been made in the syllabus this year. 72% of the GATE CSE syllabus is
from the Core Discipline, 13% from Engineering Mathematics, and 15% from General
Aptitude. The core discipline syllabus for GATE CSE is further divided into ten
different subjects- Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture,
Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler
Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. Check GATE CSE
Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023.
GATE CSE Syllabus 2023- Weightage of Important Topics
? Topics from GATE CSE Syllabus with the highest weightage over the years are-
? Programming and Data Structures,
? Computer Network,
? Operating System,
? Computer Organization and Architecture
? Based on the previous year GATE CS Paper Analysis, given below is the sectional
weightage of important topics from the syllabus. The students are advised to go through
the following and then commence their preparation for the exam. This will allow them to
plan their preparation strategy accordingly and see which section will require more time
for preparation.
GATE CSE 2023 - Weightage of Important Topics (Expected)
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics
13
Discrete Mathematics
Digital Logic 6
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 15
Algorithms 7
Theory of Computation 6
Compiler Design 4
Operating Systems 9
Databases 7
Computer Networks 10
GATE CSE 2022 - Weightage of Important Topics
Topics Expected Weightage of Important Topics
(Marks)
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 7
Discrete Mathematics 8
Digital Logic 5
Computer Organisation and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structures 9
Algorithms 9
Theory of Computation 9
Compiler Design 6
Operating Systems 6
Databases 7
Computer Networks 11
GATE CSE - Previous Years’ Weightage of Important Topics
Gate CSE 2023 Syllabus
Technical Subjects: Computer Science and Information Technology
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
? Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions,
partial orders and lattices. Monoids, Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring.
Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.
? Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and
eigenvectors, LU decomposition.
? Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value
theorem. Integration.
? Probability and Statistics: 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, pipeline hazards
? 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 traversals, minimum spanning trees, 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.
? Local optimisation
? Data flow analyses: constant propagation, liveness analysis, common subexpression
elimination.
Section 8: Operating System
? System calls
? Processes.
? Threads.
? Inter -Process Communication.
? Concurrency and Synchronization.
? Deadlock.
? CPU Scheduling.
? Memory Management
? 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: OSI and TCP/IP Protocol Stacks; Basics of packet, circuit and
virtual circuit-switching;
? Datalink layer: framing, error detection, Medium Access Control, Ethernet bridging;
? Routing protocols: shortest path, flooding, distance vector and link state routing;
Fragmentation and IP addressing, IPv4, CIDR notation, Basics of IP support protocols
(ARP, DHCP, ICMP), Network Address Translation (NAT);
? Transport layer: flow control and congestion control, UDP, TCP, sockets;
? Application layer protocols: DNS, SMTP, HTTP, FTP, Email.
Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA) (Common to all Papers)
1. Verbal Aptitude
? Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions,
verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech.
? Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context.
? Reading Comprehension
? Narrative Sequencing
2. Quantitative Aptitude
? Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing
data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables.
? Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and
logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series.
? Mensuration and Geometry
? Elementary Statistics and Probability
3. Analytical Aptitude
? Logic: deduction and induction.
? Analogy
? Numerical Relations and Reasoning
4. Spatial Aptitude
? Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and
grouping.
? Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions.
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