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GATE 2021 CSE (Computer Science):Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Analysis, Question Paper, Answer Key, Cutoff

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaPublished On: February 13, 2021 | GATE

The exam for GATE CSE 2021 will be conducted on February 13. Check GATE 2021 Computer Science exam date, old question papers, pattern, syllabus, previous year exam analysis and cutoff details. 

GATE CS Exam Analysis 2021

GATE CS refers to the Computer Science paper in the GATE exam. The students who wish to pursue a PG degree in Computer Science Engineering need to attempt the GATE CS paper. The exam for GATE CS 2021 will be conducted on February 13, 2021. This article will help the student get an overview of the GATE CS paper, such as exam date, syllabus, pattern, old question papers, exam analysis and cutoff details. 

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GATE CSE 2021 Exam Date

The dates of GATE CSE 2021 are as follows -

Event Date
Exam DateFebruary 13, 2021
Results DateMarch 22, 2021

GATE CS 2021 Exam Pattern

The GATE CS 2021 paper will have a total of 100 marks which will be divided into two papers: General Aptitude paper and the CS subject paper. The marking scheme for GATE CS 2021 paper is demonstrated briefly in the table below:

Subject

Total Question

Marking Scheme for each paper

Total Marks

General Aptitude

10

1 marks each for question 1-5

15

2 marks each for question 6-10

Civil Engineering

55

1 marks each for question 1-25

85

2 marks each for question 26-55

GATE CSE 2020 Cutoff

The cutoff for GATE CS 2020 has been updated here -

CategoryCutoff 2020 (Moderate Paper)2019 Cutoff
General28.529.5
OBC25.626.6
SC/ ST1919.7

GATE CS 2020 Question Paper & Answer Key

You can click on the links below to download the PDF of the GATE CS 2020 question paper and answer key -

GATE CS 2020 Question Paper

GATE CS 2020 Answer key

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GATE CSE Exam Analysis 2020

According to initial reports, the overall difficulty level of the GATE CSE Exam 2020 was moderate.

Students' Feedback:

According to some students, the question paper was moderate, while some students felt that it was an easy paper this year. In all, the paper was neither difficult nor easy. Some students also opined that the paper was tougher than last year. However, CollegeDekho treats the paper as Moderate.

Overall Difficulty: The overall difficulty was Moderate. 2 mark questions were time-taking this year. There were mixed reactions on paper. Therefore, the paper seemed lengthy. There were 25 NAT questions. There were many DAA questions also.

Easy Scoring Topics: General Aptitude was easy, and candidates can score almost 13 marks on this topic. Mathematics was also easy.

Difficult Topics; Electrical BV, NAT questions tricky, there was only one question from Digital, Computer Architecture, Algorithms, COA and TOC Questions

Average Easy Attempts: 41

Type of Questions: This year, there were more direct questions.

Syllabus Coverage: Operating Systems, Theory of Computation & Programming, Data Structures,

GATE CSE 2020 Subject Wise Distribution of Questions & Marks

The subject-wise distribution of questions in GATE CSE 2020 is as follows -

TopicNumber of Questions
Algorithms04
Data Structure06
Computer Organisation05
Digital Logic04
Computer Networks05
Theory of Computation07
DataBase05
Computer Design03
Operating System06
Engineering mathematics05

GATE CS 2019 Question Paper & Answer Key

As per the analysis done by examination experts for GATE CS 2019 paper, the aptitude paper was generally easy. However, the computer science subject paper was of moderate level and a bit time-consuming. Students can download the question paper and answer key for GATE CS 2019 paper in pdf format from the links given below:

GATE CS 2019 Question Paper

GATE CS 2019 Answer Key

GATE CS 2018 Question Paper & Answer Key

Students can download the question paper and answer key for GATE CS 2018 paper in pdf format from the links given below:

GATE CS 2018 Question Paper

GATE CS 2018 Answer Key

GATE CS 2017 Question Paper & Answer Key

Students can download the question paper and answer key for GATE CS 2017 paper in pdf format from the links given below:

GATE CS1 2017 Question Paper

GATE CS1 2017 Answer Key

GATE CS2 2017 Question PaperGATE CS2 2017 Question Paper

GATE Paper Wise Links

The paper wise links for GATE can be downloaded by clicking on the links below -

GATE CH (Chemical Engineering)

GATE Mining (MN)

GATE PE (Petroleum Engineering)

GATE Metallurgy (MT)

GATE IN (Instrumentation Engineering)

GATE AE (Aerospace Engineering)

GATE ECE (Electronics & Communication Engineering)

GATE AG (Agriculture)

GATE CE (Civil Engineering)

GATE ME (Mechanical Engineering)

GATE EE (Electrical Engineering)

GATE TF (Textile Engineering & Fibre Technology)

GATE BT (Bio-Technology)

GATE CY (Chemistry)

GATE ST (Statistics)

GATE MA (Mathematics)

GATE XE (Engineering Sciences)

GATE PH (Physics)

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