GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage (2010-2013)

GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage (2010-2013)

GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage (2010-2013): The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology. As the GATE 2017 Exam date is approaching, it is time for the candidates to start preparing. This year GATE examination will be organised by Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.

Similar to our previous articles, we will be emphasizing on the importance of previous years’ papers analysis and how it can have a positive impact on your preparation and GATE score. So, let’s begin with one of the most popular disciplines of GATE examination. This article will cover all the information related to GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage for the years 2010-2013.


Analysis of GATE Computer Science Exam

For the year 2017, Computer Science consists of 65 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. Out of these 65 questions, 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA). Rest of the 55 questions will be from Technical and Engineering Mathematics section.

 Section  No. of Questions  Marks Per Section
 General Aptitude  10  15
Engineering Mathematics + Technical  55 85 (15+70)
 Total 65 100

In GATE 2017, there will be negative marking for the multiple choice type questions.

  • For, 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • For 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Once you get acquainted with the exam pattern, you must drag your attention towards previous year’s papers analysis. Not only does it help you in filtering out the important topics but also helps you understand the structure in a better perspective.


Recommended: GATE Computer Science Engineering Solved Papers

So, it is imperative to know the pattern of questions and distribution of marks of the topics covered in GATE exam. Let’s have a look at our Computer Science subject weightage for the years 2010 to 2013 and analyze the important topics.


GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage for 2010-2013

From 2010 onwards, the GATE exam pattern took a dramatic turn. The number of questions reduced to 65 and the total marks allotted to the paper was 100. This resulted in change in distribution of marks among the topics. Have a look at our previous article for an in-depth analysis of GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage for the years 2005-2009 from the mentioned link.

One subject common to all papers of GATE examination is Engineering Mathematics. Engineering maths has significant contribution in terms of distribution of marks every year in all of the papers. So, you must give it equal attention and try to put it at the top of your priority list.gate-electrical-engineering-mathematics-e-book

Recommended: Engineering Mathematics Practice e-book


Recommended: Computer Science Engineering Mathematics e-book

Now, let’s move to our analysis of computer science subject weightage of marks from year 2010 to 2013 and try to analyze the important topics for each.

 Name of the Subject  2010  2011  2012  2013
Engineering Mathematics  16  14  16  13
Theory of Computation  7  9  6  8
Digital Logic  7  8  3  3
Computer Organization & Architecture  9  9  7  11
Programming & Data Structures  13  7  12  10
Algorithms  7  9  8  8
Compiler Design  3  3  4  3
Operating System  7  8  9  12
Database  7  5  11  7
Computer Networks  8  6  9  7
Software Engineering/ Web Technology  –  3  –  3
General Aptitude  15  15  15 15
 Total Marks  100  100  100 100

It is clear from the above information, that Programming & Data Structures and Computer Organization & Architecture carries higher weightage of marks. We can see a dramatic change in the marks distribution of Digital Logic between the years 2010-13. Computer Networks also has significant weightage of marks. Thus, you must put these at the top of your priority list.

Least weightage of marks is under the topic of Web Technology. However, we do not advise the candidates to leave any topic. You must strive to cover each and every topic but you should do so with the time constraint in mind. Try to concentrate more on topics of higher significance and maintain a proper strategy.


Recommended: GATE Computer Science Engineering Practice e-book

Have a look at the GATE subject weightage and analysis for other related disciplines from the following links:

We conclude our article on GATE Computer Science Subject Weightage for the years 2010-2013. Stay connected for more information on our analysis of major subjects of the GATE examination. We will soon be posting more information regrading Computer Science Subject Weightage for the session 2014-2016.

Best Exam Preparation App OnlineTyariIf you have any doubts or queries, please post them in the comment section below.

Write your comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.