GATE Analysis 2017 for CS


GATE Analysis 2017 for CSGATE Analysis 2017 for CS – The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2017 (GATE) for Computer Science and Information Technology is scheduled to be held on February 11, 2017. The exam will be conducted by IIT Roorkee in two sessions, forenoon (09.00 am to 12.00 pm) and afternoon (02.00 to 05.00 pm). The candidates appearing for GATE 2017 CS can check the exam analysis in detail here on this page, after giving the exam. As of now, this article has been made on the basis of previous year exam trends but will be updated on the date of the exam. No significant changes has been made to the pattern this year but the topics, sub-topics and the no. of questions across these topics can vary compared to last year. The difficulty level of the exam is expected to remain similar like that of last year. Going through this GATE 2017 exam analysis for CS will help the candidates know how they have performed in the exam, what kind of questions were asked, their level of difficulty and much more. Keep reading this article to know the GATE 2017 analysis for CS and also to know the expected cutoff for the same.

GATE Analysis 2017 for CS

GATE 2017 is an online exam which will be held for 23 disciplines and lakhs of candidates will be taking it for admission to post graduate courses and for various PSU’s recruitment. The candidates who will be having valid GATE 2017 admit card will only be allowed to enter the test centre and sit for the exam.

The duration of the exam will be 3 hours (180 minutes) for each of the session. The paper will be marked out of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. Each MCQ will have 4 options and the candidates will have to mark one correct answer.

Broadly there will be 2 sections in the exam, which are as follow –

  1. General Aptitude
  2. Specific subject questions – It will specifically have questions from Engineering Mathematics. These questions will come from the topics the engineer students must have been studying at their school and graduation level.

GATE Analysis 2017 for CS – Overall Difficulty Level

According to the expert predictions, the overall difficulty of GATE CS 2017 is expected to be moderately difficult and a bit on similar lines like that of last year. The General Aptitude questions are expected to be easy. Also, engineering mathematics questions will be moderate and some may even find them to be easy as being from engineering background, they might be comfortable answering them. The subjective based questions will be difficult and moderate varying to the topics.

GATE Analysis 2017 for CS – Questions Break-down

According to the GATE 2017 mock test, the breakage of the questions is as follow –

GATE Paper Section Number of Question Break up of Questions Break up of Marks Total Marks
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Engineering Mathematics 55 question Q 1 to 25
Q 26 to 55
1 mark
2 marks
15 marks
Chosen Subject 70 marks
General Aptitude 10 question Q 1 to 5
Q 6 to 10
1 mark
2 marks
15 marks

GATE Analysis 2017 for CS – Expected detailed break-down as per topics

The table below has been provided just to give an idea to the candidates about the topics and sub-topics along with their question & marks break-up. This table will be updated on the date of the exam.

S. No. Section 1 mark question 2 mark question Total Marks Level of Difficulty
General Aptitude
1 Verbal Ability 3 3 9 Easy
2 Numerical Ability 2 2 6 Easy
Total Questions & Marks 15  
Subject wise Questions
1 Engineering Mathematics 5 10 25 Moderate
2 Algorithms 14 Difficult
3 Computer Organization & Architecture 9 Moderate
4 Programming & Data Structures 9 Difficult
5 Theory of Computation 9 Moderate
6 Digital Logic 5 Moderate
7 Operating Systems 5 Moderate
8 Databases 5 Moderate
9 Computer Networks 5 Difficult
10 Compiler Design 5 Difficult
11 Information Systems & Software Engineering 3 Moderate
12 Web Technologies 1 Easy
Total Questions & Marks 85  

GATE 2017 Exam Analysis for CS – Marking Scheme

GATE Cutoff for Computer Science & Information Technology (CS & IT)

Year Category
GATE Cutoff 2016 25 22.50 16.67
2015 25 22.50 16.67
2014 25 22.50 16.67
2013 25 22.50 16.67
2012 31.54 28.39 21.03

GATE 2017 Cutoff – Expected for CS

Year Category
2017 25 22.50 16.67

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