UGC / GATE

GATE

What Is GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, direct PhD) in institutes like IIT and IISc etc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.
In GATE examination, candidates can apply for only one of the 23 papers listed in the table given below. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, candidates are advised to refer to the websites of that particular institute.

GATE exam is important because of below mentioned factors:

  • M.Tech – Campus placements in National and International private or public companies.
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization

GATE Eligibility

The eligibility to appear for GATE exam is as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are pursuing the final year of such program.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E. /B. Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

GATE Exam Pattern

Section Question No No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
Technical + Engineering Mathematics 1 to 25
26 to 55
25
30
1
2
25
60
Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100 Total Duration : 3 hours
Technical Section : 70 marks General Aptitude: 15 marks Engineering Mathematics : 15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

These questions are objective in nature, and each question will have choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer. Each question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all the sections.

Numerical Answer Question

There will be no choices available for these types of questions. A Numeric Answer question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all sections. The answer for these questions is a real number, to be entered by using mouse and virtual keypad displayed on the monitor. NO negative marking for these questions.

Negative Marking
Question Type Marks Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 mark
2 mark
0.33
0.66
Numerical Answer Question 1 mark
2 mark
Nil
Nil

Subject Specialization Priority

Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Distributed Computing
  • Image Processing
  • Computer Systems and Hardware
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Programming languages
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Computing

How To Prepare For GATE?

  • GATE examination consists only of multiple and numerical answer type questions, hence only correct answer fetches marks.
  • Practice previous year question papers and analyze the weak topics and concentrate more on those topics. Candidates must try to solve the papers in a given time limit to obtain an idea as to how many questions are solved within the allotted time.
  • Impart equal emphasis on both theory and numerical problems. 
  • Browse through the GATE syllabus for topics allotted more weightage and prepare them.
  • Group Study is an effective way to brush up knowledge about technical topics with fellow partners and also helps to explore new techniques and methods to better understand the topics.
  • Do not make wild guess as there is negative marking associated with the questions. 
  • Prepare the list of important definitions, equations, derivations, theorems, laws in every subject.
  • Pay more attention while attempting linked and common data questions.

GATE exam is important because of below mentioned factors:

  • M.Tech – Campus placements in National and International private or public companies.
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization

WHY VERON!

1) Comprehensive Coverage

  • More than 1000 teaching hours
  • Fresher’s can easily understand
  • Emphasis on fundamental concepts
  • Basic level to advanced level
  • Coverage of whole syllabus (Technical and Non technical)

2) Focused and Comprehensive Study Books

  • Thoroughly revised and updated
  • Focused and relevant to exam
  • Comprehensive so that, no other text book is required
  • Designed by experienced & qualified R&D team of VERON

3) Dedication and Commitment

  • Professionally managed
  • No cancellation of classes
  • Pre-planned class schedule
  • Starting and completion of classes on time
  • Subjects completed in continuity
  • Co-operation and discipline

4) Complete guidance for written and personality test

VERON has a dedicated team which provides round the year support for:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • GD and Psychometric Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Mock Interviews

5) Motivation & Inspiration

  • Motivational Sessions by experts
  • Expert Guidance support

6) Regular updation on Vacancies/Notifications

  • Display on notice board & announcement in classrooms for vacancies notified by govt. departments
  • Notification of GATE and state services exams

7) Professionally Managed & Structured Organization

  • VERON has pool of well qualified, experienced and trained management staff

8) Best Pool of Faculty

  • India’s best brain pool
  • Full time and permanent
  • Regular brain storming sessions and training
  • Combination of senior professors and young energetic top rankers of GATE

9) Consistent, Focused and well planned course curriculum

  • Course planning and design directly under the guidance of CMD
  • GATE syllabus thoroughly covered
  • Course coordination and execution directly monitored by CMD

10) Best Infrastructure & Support

  • Well equipped audio-visual classrooms
  • Clean and inspiring environment
  • Best quality teaching tools

11) Regular Assessment of Performance

  • Self assessment tests (SAT)
  • GATE Online Test Series
  • Subject-wise classroom tests with discussion
  • Examination environment exactly similar to GATE & UPSC exams

12) Counseling Seminars and Guidance

  • Career counseling
  • Post GATE counseling for M.Tech admissions
  • Techniques for efficient learning

13) Timely completion of syllabus

  • 2-6 hrs classes per day
  • Well designed course curriculum
  • Syllabus completion much before the examination date

14) Maximum Selections with Top Rankers.

  • VERON is the only institute which has consistently produced Toppers in GATE
  • Highest Selections in GATE

GATE SYLLABUS

Computer Science and Information Technology
 
Section1: Engineering Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices. Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring. Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.
Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, LU decomposition.
Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value theorem. 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 (fixed and floating point).

Section 3: 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).

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 contex-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability.

Section 7: Compiler Design
Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation.

Section 8: Operating System
Processes, threads, inter‐process communication, concurrency and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU scheduling. Memory management and virtual memory. File systems.

Section 9: Databases
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.
 
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 public key and private key cryptography, digital signatures and certificates, firewalls.