Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level exam conducted for admission to post-graduate courses in highly prestigious IITs, NITs and other governmental institutions.GATE is one of the toughest exams in the country as lakhs of engineers take the exam every year while only a few are able to get through.Clearing GATE exam requires intense and focused preparation. The aspirants should be well-versed with the core subjects of their particular engineering stream.

This article shares paper analysis and cutoffs of previous years which would provide ample amount of guidance to GATE 2017 aspirants.The article also discuss expected cut off for CSE branch for GATE 2017

 

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Analysis of Previous Year Cutoffs

The table highlights the cutoffs for Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) branch over various years.

GATE Discipline

Year

Category

UR (General)

OBC-NCL

SC/ST/PWD

CS

2016

25.00

22.50

16.67

CS

2015

25.00

22.50

16.67

CS

2014

25.00

22.50

16.67

CS

2013

25.00

22.50

16.17

CS

2012

31.54

28.39

21.03

 

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GATE 2017 Expected Cutoff

 

GATE Discipline

Year

Category

UR (General)

OBC-NCL

SC/ST/PWD

CS

2017

25.00

22.25

16.67

 

 

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Topic wise Analysis of Previous GATE Papers

Below is a tabular representation displaying topic wise weight age of different topics in Computer Science & Information Technology.

This has been devised by our experts through intense analysis of Previous 7 year GATE question Papers and has been normalized as per the current scoring and exam pattern.

 

Topic Wise Analysis

S.NO.

Topic Name

% of Weight Age

1

Engineering Mathematics

15 %

2

General Aptitude

15 %

3

Algorithms

14 %

4

Computer Organization & Architecture

9 %

5

Programming & Data Structures

9 %

6

Theory of Computation

9 %

7

Digital Logic

5 %

8

Operating Systems

5 %

9

Databases

5 %

10

Computer Networks

5 %

11

Information Systems & Software Engineering

3%

12

Web Technologies

1%

13

Compiler Design

5%

 

 

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Strategies for GATE 2017 Preparation

Based on the analysis of previous year papers, we are proposing preparation strategy for GATE 2017 aspirants.

  • Study as per Importance of Topic and Exam Pattern: As evident from the analysis, study those topics first which carry high weight age. Cover the entire syllabus of topics carrying high weight age.
  • Practice Numerical Problems: A significant portion of GATE exam is comprised of numerical problems. Practice a wide variety of numerical problems to get a grab of the topic.
  • Clear your Basic Concepts: Problems in GATE exam are generally based on core concepts. You must clear your basic concepts first to arrive at solutions quickly.
  • Use Standardized Reference Material: You should study the basic concepts from standard books and refer to additional books for practicing MCQs.
  • Practice Variety of Group Questions:  You must practice a wide variety of group questions as these will help you score high in exam
  • Solve Previous Year GATE papers: Refer to previous GATE papers and analyze the exam pattern.
  • Take Mock Test Series: You must take mock test series prior to appearing for the exam as this will help you identify your weak areas and improvise them.

 

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