Gate preparation Strategy for CSE Computer Engineering

Gate Exam is most competitive exam in country. Each year Lacs of candidates appear for Gate. Gate 2021 is also no different. Increase in number of gate aspirants is mainly due to many PSUs are now hiring on Gate Scores. So to crack this high competitive exam you need best preparation strategy. This post is dedicated to Gate CSE aspirants. Here we are giving complete Gate Preparation strategy for CSE. We divided preparation schedule according to subjects. So let’s see subject wise Gate Preparation strategy for CSE.

For any preparation plan time limit is very important. Here we considered that you have at least 6 months to follow Gate Preparation strategy for CSE. Don’t worry if you have more or less time. You can scale preparation time according to time you have.

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Mathematics

We recommend at least 12 days for Mathematics preparation. Mathematics has 15% weightage in gate exam. It is also scoring subject. Practice is key for Mathematics.

Best books for Gate CSE Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics by B.S Grewal

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Aptitude (9-10 days)

Give 9-10 days for this section. Aptitude is also scoring section in gate exam. But don’t take it lightly. 2-3 questions may be difficult. If you practice well then you can score full marks in this section.

Now let’s see Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Technical Subjects

Best books for Gate CSE for Aptitude

Use ” Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agrawal

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Algorithms ( 20 days)

Algorithms are most important part of Gate Computer Science syllabus. Prepare step by step for algorithms. First focus on basic analysis of algorithms and programs then dive deep slowly.

Important topics for algorithms –

Recursive algorithms analysis, Merge sort, Quick Sort, Insertion Sort, Binary Search, Dijkstra’s Algorithm, Longest common subsequence, and Huffman coding

Best books for Gate CSE Mathematics

Introduction to Algorithms by  Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson,  Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Programming and Data Structures (14 days)

This is scoring subject in gate CSE exam. There fore you must prepare very well for this subject. You can score good marks here. Important Topics for this subject are Recursion, Stack, Queue, Binary Search Trees, Tree traversals, Stack Applications, and Linked Lists

Best books for Gate CSE Programming and Data Structures

For programming use

 The C Programming language by Brian W. Kernighan , Dennis M. Ritchie

For Data Structures use below book

” Classic Data Structures by Debasis Samanta

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Operating System ( 15-16 days)

Give at least 15 days for Operating system. Cover all important topics like  Threads, CPU Scheduling, Semaphores, Page Replacement Algorithms, Paging and Segmentations, Dead lock avoidance algorithm, and Disk scheduling.

Best books for Gate CSE Operating System

Operating System Concepts by Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne ” is best book available in market for Operating System. This book clears all important concepts related to Operating System.

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Computer Networks ( 16 days)

Little bit vast syllabus for computer network but you must cover in 16 days. Give special attention on IP Addressing, Congestion control, TCP, UDP, Routing Algorithms, Public Key and Private key encryptions.

Best books for gate cse computer networks

” Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross


Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Databases (14 days )

One of the easy topics in gate syllabus. Cover all main topics in Database like Normal forms, Integrity constraints, Relational algebra, tuple calculus, and SQL.

Best books for Gate CSE Database

Database System Concepts by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth

This book covers all basic concepts in Database.

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Theory of Computation ( 14 days )

Prepare main topics from this subject. Key topics are  Finite Automata, regular expression, grammars, pumping lemma, context free languages, and undecidability.

Best books to prepare for Gate CSE Theory of Computation

An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz


Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Digital Logic ( 12 days )

This is another scoring subject in gate cse. Also somewhat easy subject to Prepare. Key topics areSimplification, Combinational Circuits, Registers, Counters and Floating point representation.

Best books for gate CSE digital Logic

Digital Logic & Computer Design by M. Morris Mano” is mosg popular book for this subject. “


Gate Preparation strategy for CSE Compiler Design (8 days)

This subject has less weight age but you must prepare all subjects to score more. Top-down parser and Bottom-up parsers are two main topics in this subjects. (

Best books for Gate CSE Compiler Design

” Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Alfred V. Aho , Ravi Sethi , D. Jeffrey Ulman. “

Gate Preparation Strategy for CSE Computer Organizations  ( 14 days )

Read all basic and advance concepts related to computer Organizations. Having Concept clarity is very important for gate. Main topic are Architecture, Addressing modes, Pipelining, and cache organization.

Best books for GATE CSE Computer Organizations

” Computer Organization by  Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky. “

Gate Preparation strategy for CSE

Revision ( 12-15 days )

Revision is most important part of gate CSE preparation. If you Don’t revise then your hard work is of no use. Complete revision of All preparation is very important. You will also learn new things while revision which you ignored while preparation.

Important Links :

Gate Syllabus for Computer Engineering                              GATE previous papers for Computer Engineering

All The Best for Gate Exam !!!





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