GATE 2021 preparation tips for Computer Science Engineering (CSE)
GATE 2021 preparation tips for Computer Science Engineering (CSE) - With almost a year left for the next attempt of GATE, candidates hoping to appear for the Computer Science Engineering paper might be looking for a preparation strategy to help them prepare for GATE 2021 CSE. Hard Work alone will not lead to the destination of success, rather, a well planned strategy is required alongwith hard work to succeed. Careers360 have compiled the preparation tips for GATE 2021 CSE for the students to give a boost to their preparation level. Read the full article to know the syllabus, important books, preparation strategy along with other GATE 2021 preparation tips for Computer Science Engineering (CSE).
GATE 2021 CSE Preparation
Students preparing for GATE 2021 and looking for the answers to the question “How to prepare for GATE CSE?” might get their answers here, mentioned below.
Start an early preparation - With ample of time left for the attempt, it is advised to start the preparation as early as possible to ensure that there is enough time to cover all the topics as well as revise everything again and again.
Plan a Schedule - Make a study timetable and plan your schedule. It must be remembered that planning is of no help until it is executed so, make sure that you stick to your timetable and schedule accordingly.
Handy Notes- Make notes side by side while studying as it will prove to be very helpful in the later stages of preparation for doing the revision.
Mock Tests - Practise as many mock tests as possible as it will not only give you an idea about the exam pattern but also it will help you in recognizing your weak areas so that you could work on them to score better.
Time Management - Just having the knowledge of every topic would not be enough. It is necessary to learn to implement that knowledge and being able to attempt the question paper within the stipulated time.
Revise - Revise and keep revising till everything is on the fingertips.
Syllabus - Get familiar with the syllabus to ensure that all the topics are covered and nothing is skipped from studying. Knowing the syllabus will also help in planning the schedule.
Stay away from distractions - Maintain an appropriate distance from everything which could act as a distraction in your preparation.There is no place for distraction in the journey of preparation towards success.
Don’t get nervous - Give your hundred percent while preparing but do not get stressed on the day of the exam. Stay calm and do not be nervous.
GATE 2021 CSE Syllabus
Boolean algebra, Combinational and sequential circuits. Minimization. Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point).
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).
Programming and Data Structures
Programming in C, Recursion. Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs.
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:
Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and push-down automata. Regular and context-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability.
Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation.
Processes, threads, inter‐process communication, concurrency and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU scheduling. Memory management and virtual memory. File systems.
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.
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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Important Books for GATE 2021 CSE Preparation
Books and Author
Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen
Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
Digital Design by Morris Mano
Digital Electronics by S. Salivahanan & S. Arivazhagan
Computer Organization and Architecture
Computer Architecture – A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy and Patterson
Computer Organization and Embedded systems by Carl Hamacher
Programming and Data Structures
The C Programming language by Dennis Richie
Classic Data Structures by Debasis Samanta
Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen
Data Structures & Algorithms by R.S. Salaria
Theory of Computation
An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz
NPTEL lectures by Kamala Krithivasan
Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho & Ullman
Compiler Design in C by Allen I Holub
Operating System Concepts by Galvin
Operating Systems by Stallings
Database System Concepts by Henry. F. Korth
Normalization and indexing by Shamkant B. Navathe
Data Communications and Networking by Kurose & Ross and Behrouz A. Forouzan
Computer Networks by Peterson & Davie
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Questions related to GATE
i currently doing my b.tech from bihar engineering college, in Electrical branch, i want to prepare for gate 2024 what should i do and dont ?
That's actually great knowing that you have ample time to prepare for the exam. 3 years of dedicated & consistent practice will yield will very good results. I appreciate your thought about the same.
Firstly, download the syllabus of your stream from the official site of GATE. After that interact with students from your vicinity & in your circle if anyone is preparing for the same. You can also watch YT videos for getting more information about your particular stream. Kindly be known of what is expected of you & what you need to do everyday. Enjoy the learning process & you'll absolutely enjoy to solve the application problems of the exam. Understand the basic concepts of your stream & read them thoroughly. This will help you understand the concept. Be in touch with the subjects, prepare small notes for whatever you are learning. By this, you can do revision & will not forget easily. Solve problems & get on test series later in your final year. Be consistent & prepare well for the same.
is there any negative matk availablr for gate exam??
Yes there are negative marking in gate. This year GATE exam paper will have three different types of question pattern. There will be Multiple choice question (MCQs) where you will have four options and only one is correct. Then you have fill the blank type where you won't have any options you need to solve the question and put the obtained value in the blank and the final question type which is added this year is the Multiple selection questions (MSQs) where you will have four options and more than one can be correct you will need to choose the right option and in such questions if you do not select all the right options then you will be awarded zero marks. There are no partial markings for such questions but the good news is that there are not negative marking for Multiple selection questions (MSQs) and fill the blank type. Only the MCQs will have negative marking for 1 mark questions 1/3 mark will be deducted every wrong answer and for 2 mark questions 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
How to clear GATE Exam in Computer science
Hope you are doing good.
Below I have provided some tips for preparing for the GATE examination:
The most important thing that has to be done first is to understand the exam pattern, the dates and the syllabus . This helps you to understand which topics you will have to spend more time on and plan your timetable accordingly. Below I have shared a link where you can find the syllabus and the weightage: https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/gate-syllabus
Once you get to know about the syllabus and the dates, now you can set a timetable. You can decide how many days or hours you will be keeping for each subjects, revision and to practice previous year papers and mock tests. Manage time in a way that you spend enough time on difficult topics and also ensure that you have ample time for revision and practice.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to find the correct books for you . Some books may be hard to follow, so try to get materials that are written in a student friendly language. Below I have given a link where you can find details about the best study materials for the Computer Science branch:
While studying the subjects make sure you keep note of important points and equations in a separate book . This will come in handy at the time of revision.
Once you are done studying the subjects start revising and doing previous year papers and mock question papers on a daily basis . This helps you to recollect the formulas, gives you an idea on where you have to improve and will also help you to manage time better. Make it a point to solve atleast one paper every day during the month you have kept apart for revision and practicing question papers.
Below I have shared a link where you can get the previous years question papers for various streams:
- Another important thing is that don’t study anything new at the last minute and this can create confusions.
NEVER TAKE YOUR HEALTH FOR GRANTED . Get proper sleep, eat healthy food and keep your self hydrated. Ensure that you do not stress your self too much and give enough time to relax and take breaks. Always remember that if you are stressed out then take a break as it would not bring out any good results when you put yourself in more stress.
Finally, on the day of the exam relax and don’t get tensed. Keep your mind clear and give the exam. You will surely be able to do well.
Following these and being completely dedicated to this, I am sure you will be able to clear the GATE examination.
Hope this was useful.
i am completed my bsc in biotechnology and now i pursuing msc in food technology can i elegible for gate biotechnology entrance test.
Let me clear this to you.Bsc (3 year) student are not eligible for Gate .The eligibility for giving gate examination is that you must have pursued 4 years qualifying degree after 10+2 level.However Bsc degree holder in engineering,technology etc who have 4 years of study are eligible for Gate however.
Hope it helps!!
In the CS 2021 GATE syllabus, only the word integration is mentioned. So, do we just have to consider only Definite and Indefinite integrals or we should be studying on multiple integrals and gamma / beta integration too just like the ECE syllabus ?
Yes, you have to study the whole Integration as like ECE or EE or CH or CE or ME branches.
The word integration doesn't means that it will only come as indefinite or definite integration. You have to study all the sub topics, like single integration, double integration, triple integration, gamma or beta function, Euler's formula, wallis theorem, etc.
You can check out the cse previous years question papers for the detailed topic wise distribution.
Because in the syllabus it is not mentioned topics wise, but if you see the previous years question papers, then you would get all sorts of questions based on integration.