GATE Syllabus For CSE and ECE Released

The wait is finally over. Students can now take a sigh of relief as IIT Kharagpur has finally released the syllabus for all the GATE subjects. Candidates can now look into the syllabus and narrow down their curriculum to what’s important. GATE (General Aptitude Test For Engineering) is one of the most competitive exams in India. With lakhs of students appearing for it every year, bagging a commendable GATE score is not everyone’s cup of tea.

If you are a CSE or ECE aspirant preparing for this examination, then you must check out the GATE syllabus for CSE and ECE mentioned in this article. Read ahead to know more.

GATE Syllabus For Computer Science – CSE (Plus Topic-Wise Weightage)

Topic Weightage
Theory of Computation 7.5
Compiler Design 2.75
Operating System 9
General Aptitude 15
Computer Networks 7.5
Computer Organization & Architecture 9
Programming & Data Structures 10.5
Soft. Engg/ Web Technology 1.5
Engineering Maths 14.75
Algorithms 8
Database 7.5
Digital Logic 5.25


For the (Computer Science) CSE paper, GATE authority has revised the syllabus. Check out the detailed GATE Syllabus for CSE to start preparing for your exams.

GATE Syllabus For Electronics and Communication Engineering – ECE (Plus Topic-Wise Weightage)

Topic Weightage
Communication Systems 10.75
Network Theory 11.25
Digital Circuits 6
Electronic Devices & Circuits 7.25
General Aptitude 15
EMT 9.5
Engineering Maths 10.5
Micro Processors 1.5
Signal & Systems 9
Control Systems 9
Analog Circuits 11.75


For the (Electronics and Communication) ECE paper, GATE authority has revised the syllabus. Check out the detailed GATE Syllabus for ECE to start preparing for your exams.


Other Important Resources

Apart from the syllabus, here are a few more things that you must have to crack the GATE exams:

  • GATE previous year’s question papers for a better understanding of the pattern.
  • GATE study materials- both online and offline from trusted sources.
  • GATE mock tests and sample papers to test the current preparation and understanding of subjects.
  • GATE difference between and full-form articles to clarify the smallest of concepts.
  • GATE books and running notes to dive deeper into various topics.

GATE Preparation Tips

Here are some important points to ponder for the preparation of GATE 2022:

  • Don’t stress yourself out, and try to maintain good mental as well as physical health. Try to build and follow a routine, and make sure to follow a healthy schedule.
  • Try to revise every day. Revision on the go will ensure that you don’t need to spare a separate time every week for revision alone. Sometimes, it becomes very difficult to do so.
  • Give mock tests and collect more sample papers for better practice with the question paper pattern.
  • Stick to only question papers from the previous four years. Going back further will be irrelevant to the syllabus.
  • Practice numericals and derivations every day. This way, you will be able to remember the formulas.
  • Do not over-share your resources unless needed. Else, you may miss out on all of them, especially when in need.

Manage your days better and try to cover the syllabus with a well-planned strategy. All the best for your exams!