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Analysis of previous year question papers give us a details of weight-age of each topic.

Topic wise weightage for GATE CSE

We all know that gate is highly competitive in nature. To maintain this tough competition various strategies were planned each year by GATE committee .So we should be prepared to face the competition by analyzing the previous gate papers, planning our own strategy for preparation and managing time. Information provided below is a powerful tool that will help us to frame an organized method of preparation by prioritizing the subjects to be studied.

SUBJECTS/year 2010 2011 2012 2013
Discrete mathematics 12 marks 10 marks 13 marks 10 marks
Theory of computation 4 marks

4 marks 5 marks 5 marks
Compiler design 4 marks 1 marks 1 marks 2 marks
DBMS 5 marks 4 marks 7 marks 4 marks
Computer networks 4 marks 3 marks 7 marks 4 marks
Operating system 5 marks 6 marks 6 marks 6 marks
DAA 3 marks 6 marks 4 marks 7 marks
Data structures 4 marks 3 marks 3 marks 2 marks
Programming languages 2 marks 3 marks 4 marks 1 marks
Digital logic 5 marks 5 marks 1 marks 3 marks
Computer organization 3 marks 5 marks 4 marks 7 marks
Software engineering 3 marks 4 marks 0 marks 3 marks
Web technologies 1 marks 1 marks 0 marks 1 marks
General aptitude 10 marks 10 marks 10 marks 10 marks

Topic wise Weightage and Analysis of GATE 2012 EEE Paper

The candidates who appeared for GATE 2012 EE branch were in for a surprise, an unpleasant one though. There were no ‘expected’ questions which happen in an exam and the questions were designed to test not just the conceptual Knowledge of the candidates, but in-depth understanding of the subject – coupled with extensive practice. The students who came out of the exam hall felt that paper was difficult than usual. An unusual thing about the EE GATE Paper this time, was in topics – Networks, Signals & Systems, Control Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics and Engineering Mathematics, ECE & EEE got the same questions. Thus in topics like Signals & Systems and

Topic wise Weightage and Analysis of GATE 2012 CSE Paper

The overall impression which one gets from analyzing GATE-2012 CSE Paper is that in terms of the level of difficulty, it is same as that of the previous two years. The weight age given to subjects were more or less evenly distributed with a notable exception in case of Software engineering and Web Technologies where there were no questions. While there was no element of surprise in the difficulty level of the paper,the questions asked were tricky and misleading. The questions on Computer Networks in particular would lure the student into a trap of attempting them and spending a lot of time. In last few GATE papers, GA was given for 15 marks; Engineering Mathematics was given for 10 marks. But this time as specified in the GATE 2012 Information Brochure, GA and E.M both were given for 15 + 15 = 30 marks. The General Aptitude section of GATE 2012 provided much need avenues to increase overall GATE Score of the candidate. Most of the questions were easy or of Moderate Level of difficulty .A candidate who has put in the required effort in practicing General Aptitude can score upto (10-12) marks in this section and
this can go a long way in helping him meet the basic qualifying criteria. The candidates who found the level of difficulty of Engineering stream and Engineering Maths questions high would have gotthe much needed relief they were looking for in their quest to increase the GATE Score. A candidate scoring (50-55) can expect a rank of 1000 and below.




Core Subjects 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Digital logic design 2 1
Computer organisation 1 2
programming and Data structure 1 4
Algorithms 4 3
Theory of computation 3 1
Compiler design 1 3
Operating systems 1 4
Databases 3 4
Software engineering 0 0
Computer networks 3 3
Web technologies 0 0
Total Marks 19 50
Engineering Maths 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Linear Algebra 1 0
Calculus 1 0
Graph theory 1 2
Sets 0 1
Probability and Statistics 1 1
Numerical Methods 0 1
Mathematical logic 1 0
Total Marks 6 10
General Aptitude 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Verbal Ability 4 4
Numerical Ability 1 1
Total Marks 5 10

Topic wise Weightage and Analysis of GATE 2012 EC Paper

GATE 2012 ECE Paper can be rated as more difficult than the GATE 2011 version. While the GATE 2011 one had some questions which can be answered correctly without much effort,the current paper did not offer such luxury to the students. The questions were very tricky and candidate had to be extra cautious while responding. Students who took certain areas like E.M. Theory for granted as not many questions are asked in GATE on it were in for surprise, as a weight age 12 marks were given to those questions.In last few year GATE papers, GA was given for 15 marks; Engineering Mathematics was given about 10 marks. But this time as specified in the GATE 2012 Information Brochure, GA and E.M both were given for 15 + 15 = 30 marks. Engineering Subject was covered only in 70 marks.Branches like EEE, ECE, Instrumentation, they have common subjects to name Engg. Maths, Electrical Networks, Electronic Devices, Analog Electronics, Digital Circuits, control systems, and Signals and Systems etc. This year all these three branches have the same questions for those common subjects along with GA. Because
of this, the questions in Networks were very difficult from the perspective of a ECE student.The General Aptitude section of GATE 2012 provided much need avenues to increase overall GATE Score of the candidate. Most of the questions were easy or of Moderate Level of difficulty – A candidate who has put in the required effort in practicing General Aptitude can score upto (10-12) marks in this section and this can go a long way in helping him meet the basic qualifying criteria. The candidates who found the level of difficulty of Engineering stream and Engineering Maths questions high would have got the much needed relief they were looking for in their quest to increase the GATE Score.A score of (52-55) out of 100 Marks,can fetch a rank of 1000 and below in GATE.
Core Subjects Core Subjects 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Networks 4 4
Electronic Devices 1 3
Analog Circuits 2 2
Digital circuits 4 2
Signals and Systems 1 3
Control Systems 1 4
Communications 3 3
Electromagnetics 4 4
Total Marks 20 50
Engineering Maths 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Linear Algebra 0 1
Calculus 0 2
Differential equations 1 0
Complex variables 2 0
Probability and Statistics 1 1
Numerical Methods 0 1
Transform Theory 1 0
Total Marks 5 10
General Aptitude 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Verbal Ability 4 1
Numerical Ability 1 4
Total Marks 5 10

Analysis GATE Mechanical Engineering Previous year Question Papers-Topicwise Marks

Analysis Of GATE Mechanical Engineering-Topicwise Marks

GATE  Civil Subject GATE 2010 Analysis GATE 2011 Analysis
  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Theory of Machine
  3. Strength of Material
  4. Fluid Mechanics
  5. Production & planning control
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Manufacturing Engineering
  8. Industrial Engineering
  9. Machine Design
  10. Heat & Mass Transfer
  11. RAC
  12. English
  13. Aptitude
  14. Reasoning

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11
7
8
5
5
11
12
6
2
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2

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7
9
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10
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9

 
65 Question : Total Marks 100 100  
NOTE: Distribution of topic-wise marks may vary for GATE 2012.

 

Analysis Of GATE ECE Previous Year Question Paper-Topicwise Marks

Analysis Of GATE ECE previous years question papers and weighted of each topic and Marks

GATE ECE Subject GATE 2010 Analysis GATE 2011 Analysis GATE 2012 Analysis
  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Control System
  3. Signal & System
  4. Digital Electronics
  5. Analog Electronics
  6. Microprocessor
  7. Electronic Devices & Circuit
  8. Communication System
  9. E.M.T.
  10. Network Theory
  11. English
  12. Aptitude Reasoning
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12
7
9
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10
7
7
10
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7
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10
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15
10
8
9
6
9
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65 Question : Total Marks 100 100  
NOTE: Distribution of topic-wise marks may vary for GATE 2012.

Analysis Of GATE Electrical Engineering Previous Year Question Paper-Topicwise Marks

Analysis Of GATE Electrical Engineering Previous Year Question papers Topicwise Marks

   

GATE Electrical Subject GATE 2010 Analysis GATE 2011 Analysis GATE 2012 Analysis
  1. Power Electronics
  2. Engineering Mathematics
  3. Electrical Machine
  4. Power System
  5. Signal & System
  6. Control System
  7. Digital Electronics
  8. Analog Electronics
  9. Microprocessor
  10. Measurement & Instrumentation
  11. Network Theory
  12. E.M.T.
  13. English
  14. Aptitude
  15. Reasoning.
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8
16
11
9
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6
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6
7
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9
12
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11
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65 Question : Total Marks 100 100
NOTE: Distribution of topic-wise marks may vary for GATE 2012.

Analysis of GATE Computer Science Previous Year Question Paper-Topicwise Marks

Topic wise mark allotment for GATE computer science papers based on analysis of previous year question papers 2010 and 2011.
GATE  Computer Science Subject            GATE 2010 Analysis             GATE 2011 Analysis
11.       Data Structure                                              7                                              13
22.       Digital Electronics                                         8                                               7
33.       Programming                                                8                                               5
44.       Web Technology                                          1                                               3
55.       Computer Networks                                     7                                              4
66.       D.B.M.S                                                      10                                             7
77.       Software Engineering                                     2                                              5
88.       Operating System                                          8                                              5
99.       Engineering Mathematics                               6                                             11
110.   Computer Architecture                                  6                                             12
111.   Algorithms                                                    12                                            -
112.   Theory Of Computation                                12                                           7
113.    Automata                                                      7                                            2
114.    Discrete Mathematics                                    3                                            4
115.    English                                                           6                                            6
116.    Aptitude                                                         7                                            9
117.    Reasoning                                                       2                                              -

65 Question : Total Marks                        100                  100

NOTE: Distribution of topic wise marks may  vary for GATE-2012.

Analysis of GATE Civil Previous Year Question Paper – Topicwise Marks

Analysis of previous year GATE civil question papers give us a detail of topic wise mark allotment. So accordingly we can plan our GATE preparation schedule.

GATE  Civil Subject GATE 2010 Analysis GATE 2011 Analysis
  1. Strength of Material
  2. Structural Analysis
  3. Soil Mechanics
  4. Fluid Mechanics
  5. Environmental Engineering
  6. Hydrology
  7. Highway Engineering
  8. Airport Engineering
  9. Engineering Mathematics
  10. Steel Design
  11. Surveying
  12. Irrigation System
  13. R.C.C.  Design
  14. English
  15. Aptitude
  16. Reasoning
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7
13
7
9
3
8
2
13
4
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4
5
6
7
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7
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11
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9
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6
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65 Question : Total Marks 100 100
NOTE: Distribution of topic-wise marks may vary for GATE 2012.