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GATE 2019: CS Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff

By: Sakshi Awasthi on February 04, 2019

GATE 2019 examination for Computer Science was conducted on February 3, 2019, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Nearly 1.30 lakh candidates appeared for GATE examination this year. The General Aptitude section was easier as compared to previous years and the technical section was between ‘easy to moderate' on the difficulty meter. 

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GATE CS Paper Analysis:

The overall difficulty level of GATE 2019 CS paper was ‘Easy to Moderate' and the paper pattern was similar to previous years. The question paper carried a total number of 24 questions from NAT i.e. Numerical Answer Type section with 11 questions of 1 mark and 13 questions of 2 marks.

Questions based on Database were comparatively difficult according to the candidates who appeared for the examination. Topics such as Programming, Data Structures and Discrete Mathematics had the maximum weightage in the GATE 2019 question paper. There were nearly 9 questions from Programming and Data Structure which were quite time-consuming according to the aspirants. Mathematics section included questions based on engineering and discrete maths which was quite scoring.

GATE 2019 Expected Cut Off for CS might range from 24-27.

According to the GATE aspirants, following is the GATE 2019 Exam Analysis:

Subject

Topics

Number of Questions

Marks

General Aptitude

Venn Diagrams, Speed-Time

10

15

Engineering Mathematics

Matrices, Eigen Values, Vectors

5

7

Discrete Mathematics

Hamiltonian, Mode

8

11

Programming and Data Structures

Array, C Programming (Value based)

9

14

Algorithms

Quicksort, Time complexity

4

6

Computer Organization

Cache full associations

3

4

Theory of Computation

Regular, Non Regular

4

6

Databases

B+tree, Functional dependency

5

9

Operating Systems

Synchronization, SRTF, fork, deadlock

5

8

Computer Networks

Application layer, layered application

5

9

Compiler Design

First Follow

3

5

Digital Logic

Number System

4

6

Total number

-

65

100

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