On heels of the latest announcement regarding GATE 2022, that it will be held by IIT Kharagpur, and two new papers have been added, aspirants have already pulled up their boots to prepare for the highly competitive entrance exam.
Whereas usually candidates pick up past year’s syllabus to prepare for the exam, last year some changes were made in the syllabus. A few topics were removed for last year’s exam. Thus, this year, whether the revised syllabus will be followed or the older one with more topics will be re-introduced, is the question on top of mind of all candidates.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur tentatively in February next year. Aspiring candidates can expect the official notification for the upcoming GATE exam along with exam dates, syllabus, and official brochure In July. Candidates will be able to check all information related to the national level PG engineering entrance exam, once released, on the official website of GATE 2022 i.e. gate.iitkgp.ac.in.
The exam date of expected to be tentatively in the first and second week of February. Candidates have already started searching for the GATE 2022 syllabus and they must be after knowing that two new subjects have been added to the list of papers for GATE 2022. The total count of papers is now 29 with the addition of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering.
Coming to the GATE 2022 CSE syllabus, CS & IT aspirants can refer the last year’s syllabus for now, until notification is released.
The syllabus for GATE 2021 for Computer Science and Information Technology is based on the topics of graduation level. There are a total of 10 sections from which questions are asked i.e Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. The topics asked in Engineering Mathematics include Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra Calculus, and Probability.
A candidate opting for CS papers must note that General Aptitude (GA) is a compulsory section in all GATE papers and accounts for 15% marks in the question paper. Apart from GA, 13% of questions are asked from Engineering Mathematics and 72% of questions are asked from the Core Engineering Syllabus.
The GATE exam is a Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted for a duration of 3 hours. There are 65 questions for 100 marks that are asked in the question paper. The question can either be a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ), a Multiple Select Question (MSQ), or a Numerical Answer Type (NAT). There is no negative marking for NAT questions, however, 1/3 marks are deducted for the wrong answer to MCQs carrying one mark each, and 2/3 marks are deducted for MCQs carrying two marks each.
Candidates can refer to different books to prepare themselves better for GATE 2022. They can refer to Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen, Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by John Hennessy and David Patterson, Computer Networks: A Sysytems Approach by Peterson & Davie, etc. For General Aptitude, candidates can refer to Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S.Aggarwal, A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal, and High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin.