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GATE 2017 Computer Science & Engineering (CS) Syllabus

Last Updated - October 20, 2016

Every Year lakhs of students gives GATE Computer Science and  Engineering exam for pursuing admission in Postgraduate computer science and engineering program in well known Engineering Colleges of India.  GATE CSE exam is also a gateway for the students to get a job in Public Sector Unit under Information Technology domain.

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GATE 2017 CSE Exam Syllabus is comprised of three parts namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Core Syllabus.  

Note: The GATE Syllabus for Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology are same

GATE 2017 CSE Exam Pattern

GATE 2017 Exam for Computer Science and Engineering will be of 3 hour duration.  The Exam will be held form February 4, 2017 onwards. Questions asked will be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions and  Numerical Answer Type (NAT). There will 65 questions asked in GATE 2017 exam. The total Marks for 65 questions is 100. There is also Negative Marking included for giving wrong answer. Candidate has to use Virtual Calculator during exam as any other physical calculator is prohibited in GATE examination centre.

Duration3 hours
Exam DatesFebruary 4 & 5 and February 11 & 12, 2017
Total Questions65
Total Marks100
Negative MarkingYes

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GATE 2017 CSE Syllabus

Syllabus of GATE Computer Science and Engineering exam will have General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Main Engineering topics.

Sectional Detailed Syllabus

85% of Exam have Core Engineering Syllabus. From Which 72% is of basic CSE Syllabus and 13% Engineering Mathematics.

Engineering Mathematics

Main TopicsSub Topics
Discrete MathematicsPropositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices. Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring. Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions
Linear AlgebraMatrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, LU decomposition
CalculusLimits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value theorem. Integration
ProbabilityRandom variables. Uniform, normal, exponential, poisson and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem

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Digital Logic

It deals with logical structure of digital circuits. How the circuits will be made. What the output we will get on joining the circuits.The Topics are: Boolean algebra. Combinational and sequential circuits. Minimization. Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point).

Computer Organization and Architecture

It deals with set of rules for microarchitecture of computer.

The topics are: 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).

Programming and Data Structures

It is studied to know how the information is stored in the computer and how it will be retrieved back efficiently.

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

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The algorithms are studied to learn how the problems are solved in computer science.It will teach you patterns how can use to solve the problems

The topics are: 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, shortest paths.

Theory of Computation

Theory of computation (alluded to as TOC here on) establishes a solid framework for a great deal of dynamic territories of computer science. In the event that you take a gander at it from a separation, theory of computation is a nearby cousin of Artificial Intelligence than say Probability or Computer vision

The topics are: Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and push-down automata. Regular and contex-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability.

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Compiler Design

It is useful for the improvement software by hiding low level languages and  how to detect errors in softwares.

The topics are: Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate

code generation.

Operating System

It is deals with the organisational structure of Operating system, types of operating system and how the operating system works.

The topics are: Processes, threads, inter-process communication, concurrency and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU scheduling. Memory management and virtual memory. File systems.


It deals with how the data is stored, what is database, types of database and how database are useful.

The topics are: 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.

Computer Networks

It deals with types of networks, how  the networking is done, how the information is transferred from one point to other.

The topics are: 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 2016 CSE Paper Analysis

We are providing you how the GATE Computer Science Engineering Paper comes this year.

1 Marks questions

TopicsNumber of Question
Data Structures4
Computer Architecture and Organisation1
Digital Logic3

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2 Marks Questions

Data structures4
Computer Architecture and Organisation2
Digital Logic2

Syllabus Of Other Papers

Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
Agricultural EngineeringAGMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Civil EngineeringCEMining EngineeringMN
Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
Engineering SciencesXEProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT
Instrumentation EngineeringIN  

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