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GATE 2025 Syllabus For CSE (Computer Science & Engineering)

Last Updated : 02 Apr, 2024
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GATE Exam 2025 Syllabus for CSE – GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, an entrance exam conducted each year for getting admission into the most prestigious institutes across the country including IISc Banglore, IITs, NITs, IIITs, and many others. The GATE authority (IIT Roorkee for this year) will release the official notification very soon regarding the GATE 2025 exam. Candidates who are willingly interested in pursuing their higher studies from one of the most esteemed institutes in the country or have the ambition to join PSUs and want to dig deep into their core sectors can take the GATE examination in 2025. But before that, you must check out the updated GATE Exam Syllabus in this article.


GATE CSE Syllabus 2025

GATE 2025 Exam Dates

The GATE 2025 exam will tentatively happen in two shifts on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) in the first and second week of February. The GATE exam date helps a candidate in planning and preparing accordingly for the exam and also provides ample time for candidates to practice and revise.

Event Dates
GATE 2025 Notification To be Notified Soon
Starting of the Application Process To be Notified Soon
Last Date of Application Process To be Notified Soon
Correction in Application Form To be Notified Soon
Admit Card Release Date To be Notified Soon
GATE 2025 Exam Date To be Notified Soon
Answer Key Release Date To be Notified Soon
GATE 2025 Result Date To be Notified Soon

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern

Marking Scheme: There are a total of 65 questions in the paper, out of them 10 questions are from Section A, i.e. from General Aptitude and the other 55 questions are from Section B or of core disciplined.

Questions are of three types:

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) 1 and 2 mark questions along with 1/3 and 2/3 negative marking for wrong answers respectively.
MSQ (Multiple Select Questions) 1 and 2 mark questions with no negative marking for the wrong answers and no partial marking.
NAT (Numerical Ability Type) 1 and 2 mark questions with no negative marking.

The General Aptitude section has 10 questions out of which 5 questions are of 1 mark and the other 5 are of two marks making a total of 15 marks. All these questions can be a combination of MCQ, MSQ, and NAT.

This year there is no change in the syllabus of the GATE CSE examination most probably, the syllabus is assumed to be completely the same as in 2022, 2023 and 2024. In the year 2020, IIT Bombay made a few changes to the GATE CSE syllabus for the GATE CSE 2021, and since then the same syllabus is being followed. 

This year for the GATE 2025 examination IIT Roorkee is the organizing authority and most probably no changes have been made to the GATE CSE syllabus 2025. The paper will be divided into two sections:

  • Section A: General Aptitude– This section comprises a share of 15 marks and discusses general aptitude and reasoning. 
  • Section B: Computer Science and Information Technology– This section has a share of 85 marks and discusses the core disciplined subject. 

GATE CSE Syllabus 2025

GATE Syllabus comprises two sections. The first one is the General Aptitude Section which is of 15 marks, and the other one is the Computer Science, and Information Technology Section which is of 85 marks. We have briefly discussed the syllabus of

General Aptitude (GA) – 15 Marks

Verbal Aptitude Basic English Grammar: Tenses, Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Verb-noun Agreement, and Other Parts of Speech Basic Vocabulary: Words, Idioms, and Phrases in Context Reading and Comprehension Narrative Sequencing
Quantitative Aptitude Data interpretation: Data Graphs (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, and Other Graphs Representing Data), 2- and 3-dimensional Plots, Maps, and Tables Numerical Computation and Estimation: Ratios, Percentages, Powers, Exponents, Exponents Formula, and Logarithms, Logarithm Formula, Permutations and Combinations, and Series Mensuration and Geometry, Elementary Statistics and Probability
Analytical Aptitude Deduction and Induction, Analogy, Numerical Relations, and Reasoning
Spatial Aptitude Transformation of shapes: Translation, Rotation, Scaling, Mirroring, Assembling, and Grouping Paper Folding, Cutting, and Patterns in 2 and 3 Dimensions

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS/IT) – 85 Marks

1. Engineering Mathematics

Discrete Mathematics

Linear Algebra


Probability and Statistics

2. Digital Logic and Design
3. Computer Organization and Architecture
4. Programming and Data Structures
5. Algorithms
6. Theory of Computation
7. Compiler Design
8. Operating System
9. Databases
10. Computer Networks

GATE 2025 Expected Subject-Wise Weightage


GATE 2025 (Expected)

General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 13
Discrete Mathematics
Digital Logic 6
Computer Organization and Architecture 8
Programming and Data Structure 15
Algorithms 7
Theory of Computation 6
Compiler Design 4
Operating System 9
Databases 7
Computer Networks 10

How to Prepare for GATE 2025?

GATE is one of the toughest competitive exams which requires practice and preparation to crack it. There are various ways to prepare for a GATE exam. Some of them are listed below.

  • Make Proper Planning: It’s always good to have proper planning before starting to prepare for an exam. Divide the plan into weekly, monthly, and yearly plans.
  • Know Your Strength and Weakness: Before going deep into anything, it’s a mandatory step to know about yourself, about your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Study Well: Without proper study, it is very difficult to clear the exam. We are providing you with the proper material for studying the syllabus of GATE. You can refer to GATE CS Notes for study for GATE.
  • Revise Well: You need to revise well for clearing any examination, whether it is GATE or any exam. You can refer to the short notes of GATE CSE for revision and the Last Minute Notes for Revision.
  • Practice Previous Year Questions: It is very important to practice Previous Year Questions for clearing any exam. We have previous year’s questions of all the subjects that directly helps in your preparation.
  • Practice Mock Tests: Mock Tests help in analyzing the exam papers before the actual exam. It is also very much useful for any examination. We also provide free mock tests for students to prepare for the examination.

FAQs on GATE 2025 CSE Syllabus

What is GATE 2025?

GATE 2025 is an exam to study for masters in different IITs, NITs, IISC Bangalore, etc and also it opens the doors for various job opportunities in Public Sector Companies. IIT Roorkee has the responsibility to conduct the GATE examination in 2025.

When GATE 2025 will be conducted?

GATE 2025 will be conducted in two sections on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) of the first and second week of February 2025.

When will the notification of GATE 2025 be released?

The notification of the GATE 2025 will be officially released in the last week of the July 2024 for GATE 2025.

Which IIT is conducting GATE 2025?

IIT Roorkee is conducting the GATE 2025.

How to prepare for GATE CSE 2025?

There are so many online and offline coaching centres available for the preparation of GATE 2025. GeeksforGeeks is also providing courses for GATE 2025 that will help you in succeeding the GATE Examination.

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