Gate CSE 2021 exam is conducted by IIT Bombay. Gate 2021 is an examination for all computer science graduate who wants to pursue a degree in MTech, ME and PhD from IITs, NITs and IIITs or recruitment in PSUs.
GATE CSE Syllabus
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices. Monoids, 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 and Statistics: 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, pipeline hazards. 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 traversals, 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. Local optimisation, Data flow analyses: constant propagation, liveness analysis, common subexpression elimination.
Section 8: Operating System
System calls, processes, threads, inter‐process communication, concurrency and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU and I/O 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: OSI and TCP/IP Protocol Stacks; Basics of packet, circuit and virtual circuit switching; Data link layer: framing, error detection, Medium Access Control, Ethernet bridging; Routing protocols: shortest path, flooding, distance vector and link-state routing; Fragmentation and IP addressing, IPv4, CIDR notation, Basics of IP support protocols (ARP, DHCP, ICMP), Network Address Translation (NAT); Transport layer: flow control and congestion control, UDP,
TCP, sockets; Application layer protocols: DNS, SMTP, HTTP, FTP, Email.
Best GATE CSE Books
|Aptitude||A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Programming & Data Structure||The C Programming language||Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie|
|Classic Data Structures||Debasis Samanta|
|Algorithms||Introduction to Algorithms||Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein|
|Computer Networks||Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach||James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross|
|Operating Systems||Operating System Concepts||Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne|
|Databases||Database System Concepts||Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth|
|Theory of Computation||An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata||Peter Linz|
|Computer Organization & Architecture||Computer Organization and Architecture||Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky|
|Engineering Mathematics||Higher Engineering Mathematics||B. S. Grewal, Edition|
|Digital Logic||Digital Logic & Computer Design||M. Morris Mano|
|Complier Logic||Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools||Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman|