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GATE CSE Analysis 2021 – GATE CS 2021 paper analysis is now available for sessions 1 and 2 here. The analysis covers the difficulty level of the paper, topics asked and their weightage, expected cutoff, etc. Last year the paper was moderate in difficulty level. This year the paper in the forenoon session was easy to moderate in overall difficulty level. Check below GATE 2021 CS analysis and updates below.
GATE CSE Analysis 2021
- Exam Date – February 13, 2021
- Time – 9.30 am to 12:30 pm | 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Subject Paper – Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)
GATE CSE Analysis 2021 – Afternoon Session
Difficulty level: The overall level of the GATE 2021 CS paper was difficult.
- Number of MSQs: There were 13 MSQs
- Number of NATs: There were 14 NATs
- Number of MCQs: All aptitude questions were MCQs
Topics asked: Operating systems, discrete maths, algorithm, TOC
Weightage of the topics are as follows:
Check the video below for GATE CSE Afternoon analysis 2021 live by gradeup below:
GATE CSE Analysis 2021 – Forenoon Session
Check the initial analysis of GATE 2021 CSE paper as per the student reactions below:
Difficulty level: The paper was moderate. 50% direct concept based numerical were asked and 15% conceptual questions were there. There were 20% theoretical based questions.
Expected cutoff: 28-29 marks
- Number of MSQs: There were 12 – 15 MSQs.
- Number of NATs: There were 14 to 16 NATs.
Topics asked: TOC, Computer Network, TCPIP, IP Fragment, Computer Organisation, Memory Instruction Format, Data Structure, Recursion, Digital Logic, Discrete Mathematics.
A repeated question this year from the previous year:
True or False?
A. The SLR (1) grammars are unambiguous and there are some unambiguous grammars that are not SLR (1).
B. There exist at most O(n-1) algorithm to parse the CFG grammars at
Weightage of the topics:
|Topics||1 marks questions||2 marks questions||Total marks|
|Theory of Computation||2||3||8|
Check the video below for GATE CSE forenoon analysis 2021 live by gradeup below:
GATE CSE Updates 2021
12:30 pm: The GATE 2021 forenoon session is now over. Analysis and answer key will be available soon – check GATE 2021 CS answer key here.
12:15 pm: The forenoon session of GATE 2021 paper today will end at 12:30 pm.
12:00 noon: The GATE 2021 exam schedule for February 14, 2021 is as follows:
|ME-1, XH||14 Feb 2021||09.30 am to 12.30 pm – Forenoon|
|ME-2, MT||14 Feb 2021||03.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Afternoon|
11:45 am: The CS paper cutoff was same in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The cutoff changed in 2019 and 2020. Check GATE past year cutoff – click here.
11:25 am: Once the exam is over coaching centers like The GATE Academy, GATE Forum, Made Easy, etc., will be issuing the GATE 2021 CSE answer key, analysis, and solutions.
11:15 am: On day 2 of the GATE 2021 exam, that is on February 7, 2021, a total of 79.63 percent of candidates attempted the paper in the morning session. On the other hand, 76.94 percent attendance recorded in the afternoon session.
11:00 am: There is negative marking in GATE 2021. The marking scheme is as follows:
|Type of questions||For correct answer||For wrong answers|
|MCQs – 2 marks questions||add 2 marks||deduct 2/3 marks|
|MCQs – 1 marks questions||add 1 marks||deduct 2/3 marks|
|NATs – 2 marks questions||add 2 marks||no negative marking|
|NATs – 1 marks questions||add 1 marks||no negative marking|
|MSQs – 2 marks questions||add 2 marks||no negative marking|
|MSQs – 1 marks questions||add 1 marks||no negative marking|
10:45 am: Last year the official answer key of GATE 2021 was released 9 days after the exam was over. If that trend is followed this year too, then GATE 2021 official answer key can be declared by February 23, 2021. The response sheets and question papers will be also released officially. The response sheet will be available under the login of the candidates at GOAPS, but the answer key and question papers will be available as pdfs at gate.iitb.ac.in.
10:25 am – GATE 2021 result will be declared on March 22, 2021.
10:15 am – GATE 2021 scores are used by the Public sector undertakings in India for recruitment. Also, the GATE 2021 scores will remain valid for 3 years that is in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
10:00 am – GATE 2021 paper analysis for CS shall be available soon after the exam is over. The analysis will be based on the initial student reactions and expert opinions.
9:40 am – GATE 2021 session 1 starts. The forenoon session will end at 12:30 pm and the afternoon session will start at 3:00 pm.
9:35 am – You can check answer key and analysis of exams held on February 6 and 7 – Click here
9:25 am – GATE 2021 exam schedule for 13 Feb 2021 is as follows:
|CS-1, MA, BT, CH, TF||13 Feb 2021||09.30 am to 12.30 pm|
|CS-2, XE, XL||13 Feb 2021||03.00 pm to 6.00 pm|
|ME-1, XH||14 Feb 2021||09.30 am to 12.30 pm|
|ME-2, MT||14 Feb 2021||03.00 pm to 6.00 pm|
9:15 am – You can check below the cutoff of the CS paper from last 6 years below:
|Year||GATE CS paper cutoff|
|GATE CS paper cutoff|
|GATE CS paper cutoff|
(SC / ST / PwD)
9:00 am – The candidates have reached the exam center. In the forenoon session, the papers that are scheduled to be held are CS, MA, BT, CH, TF. The CS paper will be held in the afternoon shift too.
Past Year GATE CS Paper Analysis
To get comparison of the paper from last year, below we have provided the analysis of CS paper from last year:
Overall difficulty of the paper: The overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate
Weightage of the topics in the paper: The weightage of the topics in the paper is given in the table below:
|Topic||Weightage||Level of Ques||1 marks ques + 2 marks Ques|
|Data Base Management Systems||8%||Average||(2+3)|
|Theory of computation||3%||–||(1+1)|
|Computer Organization and Architecture||14%||–||(4+5)|
|Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory||10%||Average||(2+4)|
|Design and Analysis of Algorithm||6%||Average||(2+2)|
|Programming and Data Structures||9%||Average||(3+3)|
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