VMU AICEE(ME /M.Tech)  Computer Science Engineering Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of VMU AICEE(ME /M.Tech) Computer Science Engineering are as follows 
Duration of the Examination 
2 Hours 
Maximum Marks of the paper 
300 
Distribution of number of questions and marks 

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics 
25 questions 
Section2: Basic Engineering and Science 
25 questions 
Section 3: Computer Science 
50 questions 
Whether negative marks for wrong answer 
1 
NOTE: Sections 1 and 2 are common for candidates for all PG Engineering specializations
Nature of questions: Objective type, with four multiple answers, with only one correct answer for each question, from B.E. / B.Tech or equivalent programme of Indian Universities and Institutions.
Test duration 2 Hours
Marking System – Three marks for each correct answer and negative mark (1) for every wrong answer.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  10 

No. Of Unit  13 
No. Of Chapter  60 
 Interprocess Communication, and Synchronization
 Deadlock
 CPU Scheduling
 Memory Management and Virtual Memory
 File Systems
 Concept of Layering
 LAN Technologies
 Flow and Error Control Techniques
 IPv4/IPv6, routers and Routing Algorithms
 Application Layer Protocols
 Basics of WiFi
 Network Security
 Programming in C
 Recursion
 Arrays, stacks, queues
 Boolean algebra
 Combinational and sequential circuits
 Minimization
 Number Representations
 Computer Arithmetic
 Lexical analysis, SyntaxDirected Translation
 Runtime Environments
 Intermediate Code Generation
 Machine Instructions
 ALU, datapath and Control Unit
 Instruction Pipelining
 Memory Hierarchy
 I/O Interface
 Searching, Sorting, Hashing
 Asymptotic Worst Case Time
 Algorithm Design Techniques
 Graph search, Minimum Spanning Trees, Shortest Paths
 ERmodel
 Relational Model
 Integrity Constraints, Normal Forms
 File organization, Indexing
 Transactions and Concurrency Control
 Limits, continuity and differentiability
 Maxima and Minima
 Mean value theorem
 Integration
 Vector algebra
 Matrix Algebra
 Systems of Linear Equations
 Rank of a matrix
 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Random Variables
 Binomial Distributions
 Mean, Median, Mode
 Conditional Probability
 Bayes Theorem
 Propositional and first order logic
 Sets, relations, functions
 Partial orders and lattices
 Graphs
 Combinatorics
 Regular Expressions and Finite Automata
 Contextfree Grammars and Pushdown Automata
 Regular and Contextfree Languages, Pumping Lemma
 Turing Machines and Undecidability
How to prepare
Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table
It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Negative marking
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.
Important Instructions
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