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About GATE CSE Exam

IIT Kanpur has released the GATE CSE 2023 registration live link. The officials have released the application form filling link as well. Earlierit has been decided that the GATE CSE exam will be conducted on any of the following dates: 4, 5, 11, or 12 February 2023. The information brochure carries all the information regarding the commencement of the GATE Computer Science Engineering 2023 exam. Aspirants need to check out the GATE CSE exam notification before applying for the exam.


GATE CSE Exam Date

Candidates can check the exam date of GATE 2023 along with the schedule of other important events below:

 Events  Dates
GATE 2023 official brochure release date 27-Jul-2022
Application form availability 30-Aug-2022
Last date to fill out the application form 30-Sep-2022
Last date to register with a late fee 7-Oct-2022
Application form correction window 4 to 11-Nov-2022
Release of GATE 2023 Mock Test To be announced
Admit card download 3-Jan-2022
GATE 2023 Exam date February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023
Result announcement 16-Mar-2023
Scorecard availability 21-Mar-2023

GATE CSE Eligibility

GATE CSE eligibility criteria 2023 will be released by IIT Kanpur. It includes details about the education qualification, age limit, number of attempts allowed, and nationality criteria for eligibility. As per the official notification, new changes have been made to the GATE CSE eligibility criteria.

  • An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for the GATE 2023 examination.
  • Also, candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.
  • There is no restriction on the nationality for the GATE 2023 examination. Candidates of any nationality can opt for the exam and choose their centers accordingly.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for the GATE CSE 2023 examination.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the GATE CSE Examination 2023. Candidates from any group can apply for the examination.

GATE CSE Admit Card

The exam conducting authority (IIT Kanpur) will release the GATE CSE 2023 admit card on 3 January 2023. Thus, the candidates who applied successfully for the exam could download the GATE CSE admit card 2023 from the official GOAPS website or the official site of the exam conducting body by entering the application ID and password to download the admit card.


GATE CSE Selection

The GATE CSE selection process 2023 includes a computer-based test (CBT). After obtaining your score, it remains valid for three years from the date of announcement of results. You can download the GATE CSE scorecard through the GOAPS portal.

  • Candidates who will be taking admission to IITs will have to appear for the COAP counseling
  • Candidates who will be taking admission to NITs and other colleges in India will be appearing for the CCMT counseling.

GATE CSE Syllabus

The GATE CSE syllabus consists of topics from Engineering Mathematics and nine sections of Computer Science Engineering namely, Digital Logic, Computer Organization & Architecture, Programming & Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks. The Topics included in these sections are mentioned in the links given below.

Sections Section Name
Section 1 Engineering Mathematics
Section 2 Digital Logic
Section 3 Computer Organization and Architecture
Section 4 Programming and Data Structures
Section 5 Algorithms
Section 6 Theory of Computation
Section 7 Compiler Design
Section 8 Operating System
Section 9 Databases
Section 10 Computer Networks

GATE CSE Exam Pattern

It is essential to understand the GATE CSE exam pattern and selection process. The details of selection criteria and exam pattern are given below. GATE CSE exam pattern 2023 will be released along with the detailed brochure. The exam will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) consisting of three kinds of questions- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes.

GATE Exam Sections Number of questions Total Marks
General Aptitude (GA) 10 15
Computer Science Engineering 55 85
Total 65 100

As per the GATE CSE exam pattern 2023, Engineering Mathematics will carry around 13% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining around 72% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.


GATE CSE Cut off

Take a look at previous year GATE cutoffs for reference until the cutoffs for GATE 2023 are released.

GATE 2022 Qualifying Cutoff
GATE Paper 2022 General OBC-NCL/ EWS SC/ST/PwD
CS 25 22.5 16.6
ECE 25 22.5 16.5
Biotechnology 35.5 31.9 23.6
Chemical Engineering 25.3 22.7 16.8
Statistics 25 22.5 16.6
Metallurgical engineering 46.2 41.5 30.8
Mathematics 27.3 24.5 18.2
Electrical engineering 30.7 27.6 20.4
Textile engineering and fibre science 36.8 34.9 25.6
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 28.1 25.2 18.7
Physics 26.5 23.8
Life Science (Botany/ Zoology) 33.9 30.5 22.5
Ecology and life sciences 33.4 30 22.2
Agriculture Engineering 26.3 23.6 17.5
Chemistry 27.5 24.7 18.3
Mining Engineering 25.5 22.9 17
Engineering Sciences (Fluid Mechanics/ Thermodynamics) 40.3 36.2 26.8
GATE 2021 Cutoff

Check the subject-wise GATE cutoff 2021 in the table below:

Paper Code Highest Score Highest Marks (out of 100) Avg. Marks (out of 100) Cut-off Marks (out of 100)
AE 1000 84.00 15.40 26.30
AG 1000 61.33 11.93 25.00
AR 1000 79.67 28.95 40.90
BM 1000 64.00 15.43 25.00
BT 1000 75.33 18.00 30.00
CE* 1000 95.56 15.30 29.20
CH 1000 89.67 19.40 35.10
CS* 1000 87.81 14.00 26.10
CY 996 91.33 20.90 36.20
EC 1000 82.00 12.63 25.00
EE 974 85.33 17.26 30.30
ES 966 88.00 23.90 39.60
EY 1000 78.00 23.50 35.70
GG (Geology) 945 72.67 25.60 38.90
GG (Geophysics) 1000 68.67 28.85 44.80
IN 933 79.00 20.94 36.00
MA 1000 68.33 19.20 29.00
ME* 979 93.22 16.60 33.00
MN 1000 77.67 16.80 31.00
MT 923 87.67 28.70 48.50
PE 947 88.67 31.20 51.40
PH 1000 69.67 22.00 32.80
PI 939 83.67 19.40 35.70
ST 1000 51.67 11.30 25.00
TF 945 79.67 24.50 41.80
XE 1000 90.33 22.00 37.00
XH-C1 (Economics) 1000 62.67 17.80 29.40
XH-C2 (English) 986 77.67 27.00 41.70
"XH-C3 (Linguistics) 1000 65.67 21.76 35.30
XH-C4 (Philosophy) 1000 71.00 23.40 37.90
XH-C5 (Psychology) 1000 77.33 32.60 48.50
XH-C6 (Sociology) 1000 66.00 21.18 34.30
XL 983 74.33 23.90 36.00
GATE 2020 cutoff
Paper Name Paper Code Qualifying Marks
General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
Life Sciences XL 31.7 28.5 21.1
Civil Engineering CE 32.9 29.6 21.9
Electrical Engineering EE 33.4 30.0 22.2
Computer Science and Information Technology CS 28.5 25.6 19.0
Mechanical Engineering ME 34.0 30.6 22.6
Petroleum Engineering PE 39.8 35.8 26.5
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 28.8 25.9 19.2
Chemical Engineering CH 35.7 32.1 23.8
Chemistry CY 26.7 24.0 17.8
Biotechnology BT 30.7 27.6 20.4
Engineering Sciences Minor XE 26.0 23.4 17.3
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF 37.1 33.3 24.7
Aerospace Engineering AE 27.2 24.4 18.1
Agricultural Engineering AG 26.3 23.6 17.5
Architecture and Planning AR 34.8 31.3 23.2
Ecology and Evolution EY 42.2 37.9 28.1
Geology GG 38.4 34.5 25.6
Geophysics GG 51.9 46.7 34.6
Instrumentation Engineering IN 34.6 31.1 23.0
Mathematics MA 25 22.5 16.6
Mining Engineering MN 32.7 29.4 21.8
Metallurgical Engineering MT 49.2 44.2 32.8
Physics PH 37.2 33.4 24.8
Production and Industrial Engineering PI 36.6 32.9 24.4
Statistics ST 25 22.5 16.6
Biomedical Engineering BM 25.0 22.5 16.6
GATE 2019 Cutoff

GATE 2019 was conducted by IIT Madras for 24 papers with Statistics as the new entrant. Take a look at GATE cutoff 2019 as released by IIT Madras after the results got declared on March 15.

Exam Paper Qualifying Marks
General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
Aerospace Engineering (AE) 33.5 30.2 22.3
Agricultural Engineering (AG) 28.3 25.5 18.9
Architecture and Planning (AR) 41 36.9 27.3
Biotechnology (BT) 35.9 32.3 23.9
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.2 25.4 18.8
Chemical Engineering (CH) 34.8 31.3 23.2
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 29.5 26.6 19.7
Chemistry (CY) 32 28.8 21.3
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 26.7 24 17.8
Electrical Engineering (EE) 39.6 35.6 26.4
Ecology and Evolution (EY) 37.1 33.4 24.7
Geology and Geophysics (GG) 44.5 40.1 29.7
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 31.9 28.7 21.3
Mathematics (MA) 25 22.5 16.7
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 34.1 30.7 22.7
Mining Engineering (MN) 31.5 28.4 21
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 53.5 48.1 35.7
Petroleum Engineering (PE) 49.9 44.9 33.3
Physics (PH) 25.2 22.7 16.8
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) 32.2 29 21.5
Statistics (ST) 32.5 29.2 21.7
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) 40.1 36.1 26.7
Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) 26.7 24 17.8
Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U) 36.7 33 24.5
GATE 2018 cutoffs

Take a look at the GATE 2018 cutoffs for top 8 engineering streams below:

GATE 2018 Cutoff scores (out of 100)
Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PWD
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60
CS 25.00 22.50 16.60
ME 34.70 31.20 23.1
EE 29.1 26.1 19.4
IN TBA TBA TBA
CE 26.90 24.20 17.90
CH 37.8 34.0 25.1
BT TBA TBA TBA

GATE CSE Qualification

Candidates who have passed/ are currently in the final year of their Bachelor's degree in the field of Engineering/ Technology/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce are eligible for the exam. The GATE CSE educational eligibility criteria according to the qualifying degree of the candidate are mentioned below in detail.

  • B.E./ B. Tech./ B. Pharm.- Engineering or Technology Bachelor’s degree holders in (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology).
  • B. Arch.- Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course).
  • B. Sc. (Research)/BS- Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2).
  • Pharm D (after 10+2)- 6-year degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, from third year onwards.
  • MBBS- Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such program.
  • MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent- Master’s degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Computer Applications/Statistics or equivalent.
  • B.Sc./B.A./ B.Com- Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year program).

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) GATE CSE Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of GATE CSE Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the GATE CSE exam. The syllabus of GATE CSE comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of GATE CSE syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of GATE CSE Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the GATE CSE exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the GATE CSE Exam?
A. To prepare for GATE CSE exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
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