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GATE Syllabus 2022 (Out): Download PDF for EE, CSE, ME, CH,CE

August proved to be a lucky month for all the engineers and tech geeks looking forward to the GATE exams 2022 as IIT Kharagpur finally released an official notification and brochure for the upcoming exam on the very first day of this month. With the anticipation of what felt like a decade, the students took a long sigh of relief on August 1, 2021. Candidates are excited about this exam and are trying their best to make their preparations efficient. In this article, we will discuss the Computer Science Engineering Syllabus for GATE 2022. Are you an aspirant for the same?

As you might already be aware, the General Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) is one of the most sought-after exams in India, and it is not everyone’s cup of tea. As a Computer Science student, the competition is pretty high. And although the syllabus is quite detailed, you can still crack this examination by managing your time properly and understanding every concept that tags along. We have mentioned the GATE syllabus for the CSE students below. Read ahead to know more.

Computer Science Engineering Syllabus for GATE 2022 

All the CSE students who are aiming to crack GATE 2022 must abide by the Computer Science Engineering Syllabus, as mentioned here: 

Section Topics Included 
Engineering Mathematics (Section #1)Discrete Mathematics – Relations, sets, partial orders, function, and lattices. Propositional and first-order logic, Groups, Monoids. Graphs: Coloring, Matching, Connectivity. Combinatorics: Generating functions, Recurrence relations, Counting.Calculus – Integration, Mean value theorem, Minima and Maxima, Differentiability, Continuity, and Limits.Probability – Bayes theorem and Conditional probability. Standard deviation and mean, mode, median. Binomial, Poisson, exponential, normal, and uniform distributions. Linear Algebra – LU decomposition, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, linear equations system, determinants, matrics. 
Digital Logic (Section #2)Sequential and combinational circuits. Boolean algebra. Computer arithmetic (floating and fixed point) and number representations.
Computer Organization and Architecture (Section #3)Addressing modes and machine instructions. Control unit, data-path, and ALU. Memory hierarchy: secondary storage, main memory, and cache. Pipeline hazards, Instruction pipelining, Interface for I/O (DMA and Interrupt mode).
Programming and Structures (Section #4)Recursion. Programming in C. Queues, stacks, arrays, binary heaps, binary search trees, graphs, linked lists.
Algorithms (Section #5)Hashing, sorting, searching. Design techniques of Algorithms: divide-and-conquer, dynamic and greedy programming. Graphs: minimum spanning trees, traversals, and shortest paths. The asymptotic worst-case complexity of space and time.
Theory of Computation (Section #6)Finite automata and regular expressions. Push-down automata and context-free grammars. Pumping lemma, context-free and regular languages. Undecidability and Turing machines.
Compiler Design (Section #7)Translation of syntax-directed, parsing, lexical analysis. Local optimization. Intermediate code generation, Runtime environments. Analysis of Flow of Data: Elimination of common sub-expression, liveness analysis, constant propagation.
Operating System (Section #8)Inter-process communication, threads, processes, system calls, synchronization, and concurrency. CPU and I/O scheduling. File systems. Virtual memory and memory management. Deadlock.
Databases (Section #9)Relational model: tuple calculus, relational algebra, SQL. ER-model. Normal forms, Integrity constraints. Indexing and file organization (ex- B and B+ trees). Concurrency control and transactions.
Computer Networks (Section #10)Layering Concept: Stacks of TCP/IP protocol and OSI. Data Link layer: Error detection, framing, Ethernet bridging, Medium Access Control. Virtual circuit switching and circuit, packet basics. Routing Protocols: distance-vector, flooding, link-state routing, and shortest path. IP addressing and Fragmentation, CIDR notation, IPv4, IP support protocols basics (ICMP, DHCP, ARP), NAT (Network Address Translation), Application Layer Protocols: SMTP, DNS, Email, FTP, HTTP. Transport Layer: congestion control and flow control, TCP, UDP, sockets.

Exam Pattern for GATE 2022 (CSE) 

You might want to know the marking scheme, mode of exam, the pattern of questions, and more about the upcoming exams. We recommend you to check previous years’ question papers as well for the same. But here are some of the important details for your reference: 

Particulars Specification 
Duration of Exam3 hrs
Mode of ExamComputer-based (online assessment)
Total Questions65
Type of QuestionsMSQs, MCQs or/and NAT (Numerical Answer Type) Questions
SectionsSubject-specific QuestionsEngineering MathematicsAptitude
Total Marks100
Scheme of MarkingMCQs for 1 mark (1/3 mark minus marking)MCQs for 2 marks (2/3 mark minus marking)Unattempted questions will have 0 marks.NAT questions will have no negative marking.

More References 

Consider keeping the following resources handy, along with the Computer Science Engineering syllabus, to prepare for the upcoming exams:

  • GATE Previous years’ question papers to gauge the exam pattern.
  • GATE Notes and Books for covering the syllabus.
  • GATE online and offline study material for understanding the concepts.
  • GATE difference between and full form articles for clarifying doubts.
  • GATE mock tests, sample papers, practice papers, and quizzes for understanding the level of preparation.
  • GATE running notes for an overall revision of the GATE syllabus.

There is more than one reason why GATE is one of the most sought-after exams among science enthusiasts in India. If you are a CSE aspirant and struggling to prepare according to the GATE syllabus, consider managing your time. Refer only to the best sources for study materials, and try to narrow down your approach for studying. Follow the resources mentioned in this article for a better idea. Happy learning!