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GATE 2017 CSE Paper Analysis (Session 2)

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

GATE 2017 CSE exam was successfully conducted in 2 sessions on February 11, 2017. The second session was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm in the afternoon. The total number of questions in the question paper was 65 and a total of 3 hours duration was provided to attempt all the questions. Overall, the GATE CSE Paper in session 2 was easy to moderate level difficulty and most of the questions in the exam were conceptual in nature.

Candidates can view the official answer keys for GATE CSE Exam on February 27, 2017. All the candidates appearing in GATE 2017 can also challenge the answer key in case there is any discrepancy from March 3 – 6, 2017. IIT Rookee is likely to announce the result in the final week of March – 2017.

Some of the topics that carried maximum weightage include Data Base Management System, Computer Organization, and Data Structure & Algorithms. General Aptitude section was easier to attempt as compared to previous year. The percentage of questions from each section in GATE CSE Paper session 2 is mentioned in the table below.

Topics% wise weightage
Design And Analysis of Algorithm7%
General Aptitude15%
Engineering Mathematics6%
Programming and Data structure10%
Operating System6%
Theory of Computation9%
Computer Organization and Architecture10%
Digital Circuits9%
Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory-
Data Base Management System10%
Computer Networks5%
Compiler Design6%

Topic Wise Weightage in GATE CSE Paper (Session 2)

Candidates can check the topic wise weightage of GATE CSE session 2 from the table below. “Introduction to ‘C’ Programming and Array” was comparatively difficult to other sections. Candidates can also check the related topics form which the questions were framed.

GATE 2017 CSE Paper Analysis

Subject TopicsNo. Of QuestionsTopics – Questions were asked fromDifficulty LevelTotal Marks
Engineering Mathematics1 marks: 2
2 marks: 2
Probability, Calculus, Linear AlgebraMedium6
Programming and Data structure1 marks: 2
2 marks: 4
Introduction to 'C' Programming and Array , Stacks and Queues, Linked ListTough10
Operating System1 marks :2
2 marks: 2
CPU Scheduling, DeadlocksEasy6
Theory of Computation1 marks :3
2 marks: 4
Regular Grammar, Turing Machine, Finite AutomataEasy9
Computer Organization and Architecture1 marks: 4
2 marks: 3
Memory mapping, Pipelining and Vector ProcessingMedium10
Digital Circuits1 marks: 3
2 marks: 4
Flip flop, Logic gate, Logic Expression, Number Systems and Code Conversions, Combinational and Sequential Digital CircuitsEasy9
Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory1 marks: 3
2 marks: 2
Tree, Spanning tree, Graph theory, CombinatoricsEasy7
Data Base Management System1 marks: 2
2 marks: 4
Functional Dependency, SQL, Transactions and Concurrency ControlMedium10
Computer Networks1 marks: 1
2 marks: 2
TCP/IP, UDP and Sockets, IP(V4), The Data Link LayerEasy5
Compiler Design1 marks: 2
2 marks: 2
Syntax Directed Translation, ParsingEasy6
Design And Analysis of Algorithm1 marks:1
2 marks: 3
Complex city, Greedy technique, Quick sortEasy7
General Aptitude1 marks:5
2 marks: 5
Probability, Numerical ability, GrammarMedium15

Check GATE CSE  2017 Answer Key and Question Paper




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