Every year GATE exam is conducted by one of the IIT institutes in India. They have disclosed the latest GATE syllabus CSE / IT and all other branches.

Every year, the GATE syllabus is used to be almost the same. Merely, it changes.

GATE 2023 CSE paper will include 15 marks questions for general aptitude, and 85 marks are allotted for the core CSE syllabus (including engineering mathematics). The exam will be conducted for **three hours** and the candidate is not allowed to leave the exam hall during exam time.

In this post, we check the GATE topic-wise syllabus for CSE for the GATE 2023.

The syllabus for General Aptitude is the same for all the branch papers. It includes verbal ability questions and numerical ability questions.

Find the below topics General Aptitude that has been covered in the GATE syllabus for CSE and IT.

English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning, and verbal deduction.

Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, and data interpretation

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There is a lot of mathematics involved in engineering and the same for the GATE exam. It has been categorized into the following four categories.

Propositional and first-order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders, and lattices. Groups.

Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring.

Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.

Matrices, determinants, the system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, LU decomposition.

Limits, continuity, and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value theorem. Integration.

Random variables. Uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode, and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem.

It includes all the core subjects of computer science and information technology. Read the list below to find all the topics under each subject.

Boolean algebra. Combinational and sequential circuits. Minimization. Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating-point).

Machine instructions and addressing modes. ALU, data-path, and control unit. Instruction pipelining.

Memory hierarchy: cache, main memory, and secondary storage; I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode).

Programming in C. Recursion. Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs.

**Note:** Graph is the newly added topic for programming. So you can expect programming questions on the graph.

Searching, sorting, hashing. Asymptotic worst-case time and space complexity.

Algorithm design techniques: greedy, dynamic programming, and divide‐and‐conquer. Graph search, minimum spanning trees, shortest paths.

Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and pushdown automata. Regular and context-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability.

Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation.

Processes, threads, inter‐process communication, concurrency, and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU scheduling. Memory management and virtual memory. File systems.

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.

The concept of layering. LAN technologies (Ethernet). Flow and error control techniques, switching. IPv4 / IPv6, routers, and routing algorithms (distance vector, link state). TCP/UDP and sockets, congestion control. Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP). Basics of Wi-Fi.

Network security: authentication, basics of a public key and private key cryptography, digital signatures and certificates, firewalls.

**Note:** Basics of Wi-Fi is a newly added topic in a computer network. If you are referring to any old GATE reference books, you make sure you don’t miss this topic if it is not there in your notes.

Web technology and software engineering are completely removed from the new GATE syllabus CSE.

**Bookmark this page** to check the GATE topic-wise syllabus CSE so that you can track the topic that you have covered or need to cover while studying. Sometimes going through this syllabus can remind you of the topic you need to focus on. There is no mark wattage to a particular section, so all the sections are important.

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Thanks for this list of subjects. I’m a college graduate and preparing for GATE.

You’re welcome, Adil! All the best for GATE.

Thanks!