GATE 2019 Syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology

Published on : 6th June 2018    Author : Om Prakash

The GATE exam 2019 is about to commence. Computer Science and Information Technology is one of the most important subjects that candidates apply for. Its syllabus is vast and they need to work very hard to qualify for this paper. The syllabus for this subject is mentioned below.

The syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology

Section1: Engineering Mathematics

Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first-order logic, Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices.

Graphs: Connectivity, matching and coloring.

Combinatorics: Counting, recurrence relations and generating functions.

Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, the system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors and LU decomposition.

Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability, Maxima and minima, Mean value theorem and Integration

Probability: Random variables, Uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson and binomial distributions, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem

Section 2: Digital Logic

Boolean algebra, Combinational and sequential circuits, Minimization, Number representations and computer arithmetic.

Section 3: Computer Organization and Architecture

Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU, data‐path and control unit and Instruction pipelining

Memory hierarchy: cache, main memory and secondary storage; I/O interface.

Section 4: Programming and Data Structures

Programming in C, Recursion, Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs.

Section 5: Algorithms

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.

Section 6: 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.

Section 7: Compiler Design

Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation, Runtime environments, Intermediate and code generation

Section 8: Operating System

Processes, threads, inter‐process communication, concurrency and synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory and Filesystems.

Section 9: Databases


Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, SQL, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees). Transactions and concurrency control.

Section 10: Computer Networks

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 the public key and private key cryptography, digital signatures and certificates, firewalls.

Exam date for GATE CSE 2019

Commencement of Online Registration

September 2018

Last Date for Online Registration

October 2018

Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Exam City

November 2018

Availability of Admit Card

January 2019

GATE Exams Dates

February 2019

Availability of the Application Form for GATE CSE 2019

It will be made available to candidates online in September 2018. They will be able to fill the online registration form once it is out.

How to get the Admit Card?

Candidates will be able to download the GATE admit card 2019 from the official website prior to the commencement of the examination.

Tips for the excellent preparation of the GATE CSE 2019

Candidates are advised to solve the last five years’ question papers of GATE CSE. This will help them in understanding the GATE exam pattern and ace the exam.

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