GATE Syllabus for CSE 2023 (Computer Science Engineering): Download PDF

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2023 ( GATE )

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GATE CSE Syllabus 2023: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has released the GATE syllabus for CSE. Candidates who are preparing to take up the GATE 2023 exam can check the syllabus of the GATE Computer Science syllabus on this page. GATE syllabus CSE will help the aspirants in knowing about the topics to study for the exam. The link to download the GATE Syllabus for CSE PDF is available on the page below.

The GATE syllabus for CSE is based on the undergraduate engineering course. GATE 2023 CS and IT paper syllabus consist of questions from aptitude and the subject (CS and IT) further divided into sections: Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization, and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. As compared to the last year's GATE syllabus for CSE, this year a few changes have been made in the GATE 2023 CSE syllabus.

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Apart from the syllabus, candidates should also check the GATE exam pattern as it will help them in making the GATE preparation strategy. Detailed information about topics and chapters included in the GATE CSE syllabus is given below.

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GATE Syllabus for CSE 2023 (Computer Science Engineering)

GATE 2023 syllabus for CSE has been released by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can check the detailed GATE CSE syllabus 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 and Statistics: Random variables. Uniform, normal, exponential, poisson and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem.

Computer Science and Information Technology 

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. 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 and I/O 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: OSI and TCP/IP Protocol Stacks; Basics of packet,circuit and virtual circuitswitching; Data link 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

Click here to download GATE CSE Syllabus PDF 

GATE Exam Highlights

Particulars          

Details

Exam Duration 

Three hours

Mode of examination    

Computer-based test

Question type  

Objective type and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Number of questions    

65

Total marks       

100

Sections              

Aptitude Engineering

Mathematics

Subject-specific questions

Marking Scheme             

1 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 questions

No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

Sectional Time-Limit

No

Last Year's GATE Cutoff for CS and IT

The qualifying marks will be available after the declaration of the GATE 2023 result. Till then, students can check last year's GATE  qualifying marks in the table below:

Paper Code

Highest Score

Highest Marks (out of 100)

Avg. Marks (out of 100)

Cut-off Marks (out of 100)

AE

1000

84.00

15.40

26.30

AG

1000

61.33

11.93

25.00

AR

1000

79.67

28.95

40.90

BM

1000

64.00

15.43

25.00

BT

1000

75.33

18.00

30.00

CE*

1000

95.56

15.30

29.20

CH

1000

89.67

19.40

35.10

CS*

1000

87.81

14.00

26.10

CY

996

91.33

20.90

36.20

EC

1000

82.00

12.63

25.00

EE

974

85.33

17.26

30.30

ES

966

88.00

23.90

39.60

EY

1000

78.00

23.50

35.70

GG (Geology)

945

72.67

25.60

38.90

GG (Geophysics)

1000

68.67

28.85

44.80

IN

933

79.00

20.94

36.00

MA

1000

68.33

19.20

29.00

ME*

979

93.22

16.60

33.00

MN

1000

77.67

16.80

31.00

MT

923

87.67

28.70

48.50

PE

947

88.67

31.20

51.40

PH

1000

69.67

22.00

32.80

PI

939

83.67

19.40

35.70

ST

1000

51.67

11.30

25.00

TF

945

79.67

24.50

41.80

XE

1000

90.33

22.00

37.00

XH-C1 (Economics)

1000

62.67

17.80

29.40

XH-C2 (English)

986

77.67

27.00

41.70

"XH-C3 (Linguistics)

1000

65.67

21.76

35.30

XH-C4 (Philosophy)

1000

71.00

23.40

37.90

XH-C5 (Psychology)

1000

77.33

32.60

48.50

XH-C6 (Sociology)

1000

66.00

21.18

34.30

XL

983

74.33

23.90

36.00

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FAQs regarding GATE Syllabus for CSE 

Q. Is GATE good for CSE?

A. The applicants can use the GATE score for the admissions to postgraduate courses like MTech, MS, PhD offered at IITs and IISc. Candidates’ GATE score will also help them to get jobs in PSUs.

Q. Is GATE CSE tough?

A. Gate CSE is tough for people who are not prepared. Once you prepare, things become less complex than it looks. Obviously, there is a cut-throat competition. Every year, almost 8.5 lakh candidates apply for the GATE and very few of them manage to Ace the exam with a good scorecard.

Q. When should we start gate preparation for CSE?

A. Starting GATE preparation for at least a year ago is very important. Every day 4 to 6 hours of regular study is enough for GATE preparation.

Q. Are six months enough for GATE preparation?

A. It is advised to start preparing early, preferably in the pre-final year of the undergraduate programme so that students have ample time to cover the entire GATE syllabus. However, students with a good basic understanding of all subjects covered in the GATE can crack the exam in as less as 6 months preparation and that too with a good score.

Q. What is a good rank in GATE CSE?

A. A score above 70 marks in GATE CSE paper is good.

Q. Is coaching necessary for the GATE?

A. Coaching is NOT necessary for the GATE exam. But if you are focused and confident about yourself then coaching is not necessary.

Q. Which PSU is best for CSE?

A. The top PSUs for CSE are BARC and IOCL. Other than that Power System Operation Corporation Ltd, Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited also recruit CSE candidates.

Q. What can a CSE engineer do?

A. Computer science engineers are involved in many aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers to circuit designing and writing software that powers them.

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