GATE 2024 Syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology (CS): Download PDF and Print

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology (CS). IISc Bangalore, the exam authority released GATE syllabus for CS along with the official brochure download in PDF.

GATE Syllabus 2024 for CS Paper: The Indian Institute of Science (, Bangalore, the organising institute officially released complete syllabus of Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Paper for GATE 2024 exams.

The syllabus of paper CS (Computer Science and Information Technology) has been divided into ten sections. The corresponding sections of the question paper contain different topics.

You may download GATE admit card and GATE exam schedule for paper Computer Science and Information Technology for appearing in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for the year 2024.

GATE 2024 Paper Pattern for Computer Science and Information Technology:

PaperComputer Science and Information Technology
Paper CodeCS
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ: 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ: 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
General Aptitude (GA) Marks15 Marks
Subject Marks85 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
CS Paper Pattern GATE 2024

Section-1 Engineering Mathematics

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Engineering Mathematics
Discrete MathematicsPropositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices. Monoids, Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring. Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.
Linear AlgebraMatrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, LU decomposition.
CalculusLimits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value theorem. Integration.
Probability and StatisticsRandom variables. Uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem.
GATE Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

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.

You may download complete GATE syllabus 2024 for CS Computer Science and Information Technology in PDF. For more detail, please visit official website

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