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GATE CS Answer will be released by the official portal by IIT Delhi. Candidates can download the question paper and answer key from gate.iitd.ac.in. GATE 2020 will be conducted on February 1,2,8, and 9, 2020.
For this session, around 2 lakh candidates will be appearing for the exam. GATE CS paper is expected to be of a moderate level. Check detailed GATE CS Paper Analysis
GATE CS aspirants may check previous year Question papers to get an insight of the exam. This will improve the speed and accuracy of the aspirant.
|Year||Computer Science and Information Technology|
|2019||Question Paper||Answer Key|
|2018||Question Paper||Answer Key|
|Shift/Session||09:00 – 12:00 hrs|
|No. of Questions||65|
|Types of Questions||Objective (MCQs, NAT)|
|Sections||Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude & Subject Specific|
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The total marks equals the count of marks gained in the correct answers and deduct the marks lost in incorrect markings. The marking scheme of GATE CS Paper is provided below:
Marks obtained in GATE and GATE Scores are two different entities. After the evaluation of answers, the raw marks (actual marks obtained in GATE) will be considered for calculating GATE Score. Check GATE Score Calculation
GATE CSE question paper comprises of three sections that include Technical Section, General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics. The analysis of all the sections is elaborated below separately.
The CS paper was easy to a moderate level where a candidate could easily attempt most of the questions. Around 24 questions were from NAT section. More questions were framed out of Programming and Data structures and Discrete Mathematics topics.
Tabulated below is the bifurcation of questions with marking scheme for GATE CSE paper:
|Subject||Topics||Marks (1 | 2)||Tot. Marks|
|General Aptitude||Venn Diagrams, Speed – time||10 (5 | 5)||15|
|Engg. Math||Matrices, Eigen Values||5 (3 | 2)||7|
|Discrete Math||Hamiltonian, Mode||8 (5 | 3)||11|
|Programming & Data Structures||Array, C Programming (Value based)||9 (4 | 5)||14|
|Algorithms||Quicksort, Time Complexity||4 (2 | 2)||6|
|Computer Organisation||Cache full associations||3 (2 | 1)||4|
|Theory of Computation||Regular, Non-regular||4 (2 | 2)||6|
|Databases||B+tree, Functional dependency||5 (1 | 4)||9|
|Operating Systems||Synchronization, SRTF, form, deadlock||5 (2 | 3)||8|
|Computer Networks||Application Layer, layered application||5 (1| 4)||9|
|Compiler Design||First follow||3 (1 | 2)||5|
|Digital Logic||Number system||4 (2 | 2)||6|
|Total||65 Ques.||100 Marks|
The conclusion for the paper are listed below:
It can be seen that the GATE has surprised the students by limiting the questions based on Engineering Mathematics from 15% to 7%. Even it is reported by many students that the technical questions were somewhat tricky than that of last year.
The technical section of GATE 2020 question paper is the core subject as all the B.Tech. graduates would be appearing for the test. So, the questions from this section might carry more weightage from the other two sections. It was time-consuming section with the moderate difficulty level. Subtopics like Data Structure & Algorithms, Theory Computation, Computer Networks and suchlike play a vital role to score high marks in the technical section.
General aptitude is a section that is common in all GATE Question Papers. The difficulty level, however, is expected to be moderate to easy for this section. If practised and studied well, this section could be less time consuming and easy to attempt.
Engineering mathematics is a subject that is introduced to students in their B. Tech program. It comprises of Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables and Numerical Methods Questions. As per the analysis, the questions of this section were moderate. Students are recommended to be very careful with their silly mistakes while attempting this section.
Check out GATE 2020 CS Paper Analysis (CS/IT) by The GATE Academy below. The analysis is made on the memory based questions.
Distribution of questions are from the topics listed below:
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