Probable paper pattern for GATE 2016 Computer science


The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore will be responsible for the conduction of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2016. The examination is scheduled to be conducted over a span of a week commencing on the 30th of January and concluding on the 7th of February 2016.

The paper pattern that’s been followed for Computer Science for the past two years is given below.

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Total marks allotted for the topics in 2014 (Paper I, Paper II and Paper III):

  • Discrete Mathematics: 63
  • Digital Logic: 17
  • Computer Organization and Architecture: 16
  • Theory of Computation: 15
  • Data Structures and Algorithms: 56
  • Operating System: 23
  • Compiler Design: 12
  • DBMS: 17
  • Computer Networks: 24
  • Software Engineering and Web Technologies: 14
  • Verbal Ability: 27
  • Numerical Ability: 16
  • Engineering Mathematics: N.A.



Total marks allotted for topics in 2015 (Paper I, Paper II and Paper III):

  • Discrete Mathematics: 42
  • Digital Logic: 7
  • Computer Organization and Architecture: 22
  • Theory of Computation: 16
  • Data Structures and Algorithms: 54
  • Operating System: 30
  • Compiler Design: 18
  • DBMS: 13
  • Computer Networks: 27
  • Software Engineering and Web Technologies: 1
  • Verbal Ability: 21
  • Numerical Ability: 24
  • Engineering Mathematics: 35

Thus as per the statistics the majority of the difference in the marks allotted are in the flowing subjects Discrete Mathematics, Digital Logic, Software Engineering and Web Technologies, Numerical Ability and Engineering Mathematics.

The Competitive examination is conducted annually as a gateway to the postgraduate courses at the Masters and Doctoral level panning across the country as well as to the MHRD and other Government Scholarships, Assistantships in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Science. The score obtained via the candidates in the GATE Examination is also used via a few PSUs during their recruitment.

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