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GATE Computer Science

  1. Download GATE Computer Science Syllabus

  2. About GATE Exam
  3. GATE Computer Science Practice Questions
  4. Engineering mathematics Practice Questions 
  5. GATE Aptitude

Exam Pattern for GATE Computer Science

  •  GATE Computer Science  Exam duration is  three hours. Below mentioned are the main pointers of the exam.

    Following are the topics that one needs to prepare for the Computer Science Paper:

    • The Total Questions in the paper would be 65
    • The questions include both MCQs and Numerical Answer type Questions
    • The General Aptitude questions are standard in all the papers
    • Following would be the structure of the question paper:


No. of Questions


General Aptitude



Engineering Mathematics



Subject Questions




GATE Computer Science Syllabus

  • General Aptitude 
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Theory of Computation
  • Algorithms
  • Compiler Design
  • Databases
  • Operating System
  • Computer Networks

How to prepare for GATE Computer Science Paper?

You can  pepare for GATE Computer Science Exam in Online as well as offline mode. You can prepare multiple choice questions  for GATE Aptitude, Engineering mathematics and Computer Science. For GATE Computer Science exam preparation recommended study procedure is -

Here are the tips that would help you out in preparing for the exam.

  1. Analyze the Syllabus

You need to go through the entire syllabus for the exam and learn which topics to cover. Go through previous years’ question papers to understand the type of questions that are asked and also know the significanttopicsand their weight.

2. Organize the Study Material

There are numerous books and tutorials available offline as well as online that claim to be reasonably good but do your research before picking anything. You should resource the best material.

3 Schedule your time

The next important thing is to schedule your time correctly. Give appropriate time to each topic keeping in mind your strengths and weaknesses.

4. GATE Computer Science Question Papers

Solving the papers will help you understand the pattern of questions asked and the level of difficulty. You also get to know what your preparation lacks andrectify the mistakes.

5. Revise

Revision is an essential part of the preparation. You need to revise the topics now and then to make sure that you retain them for long.

 6. Mock tests and Practice Test For GATE Computer Science

GATE mock tests are a great way to tune yourself for the examination. These are designed on the exam guidelines and help you get familiar with the paper and improve your time management. Attempt as many mock tests as you can to betteryour performance.

Every year lakhs of students sit in the exam,butfew clear the exam. Getting to the merit list is not a trouble if you do your preparation correctly. Your GATE score can open new doorways for you so start your preparation now.

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