01 Sep 2021

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GATE 2021 CSE Paper Analysis: Access Difficulty Level, Attempts & Questions

GATE 2021 CSE Exam was held on 13 February 2021 across two shifts – morning and afternoon. IIT Mumbai had conducted the GATE CSE Exam 2021 for all engineering graduates to secure admission to MTech, ME, and Ph.D. admissions to IITs, NITs, and IIITs. The GATE 2021 CSE was taken by thousands of aspirants across the nation. GATE 2021 CSE exam offers a great professional opportunity for brilliant minds to strengthen their career prospects. As per the suggestions by the candidates who had attempted the GATE 2021 CSE exam; it was “Easy to Moderate” for the audience. Our blog will give a complete analysis of the GATE difficulty level, question types and number of questions, and more.
The GATE 2021 CSE exam was conducted in two shifts and the GATE CS exam analysis has been updated accordingly. With the help of this GATE 2021 analysis, aspirants will be able to know the exact GATE exam pattern and difficulty level of the exam. To check all the GATE CSE topic-wise marks distribution, candidates can read 
GATE Exam Pattern 2022 | Check Paper Pattern And Subject Wise Marking Scheme.
GATE Exam Pattern 2021: Highlights

  • A total of 65 questions were asked in a duration of 3 hours.

  • For MCQs, there was a negative marking of 1/3 rd for 1 mark questions &  2/3rd for 2 mark questions.

  • There was no negative marking for MSQs & NAT questions

  • The total marks were 100 marks

Exam Mode

Online/Computer-Based Test

Total Number Of Questions

65

Maximum Marks

100

Exam Duration

3 hours

Sections

General Aptitude,
Engineering Mathematics & Sub

GATE CS 2021 Question Paper Analysis: Highlights
GATE CSE paper was conducted on 13 February 2021 across two sessions – morning and afternoon. According to the candidates, who appeared for the Computer Science and Information Technology (CSE) paper, the difficulty level was moderate to easy for the examination.

  • 12 MSQs were asked in 1st Shift and 7 MSQ questions were asked in 2nd shift

  • A maximum of 19 NAT questions were asked in the 2nd shift.

  • Almost 50% were direct concept-based questions.

  • The overall difficulty level was ‘Moderate to Easy’

  • 20% of conceptual-based mostly questions had been requested.

  • While 15% of questions had been theoretical.

GATE CSE 2021 Question Paper: Topic-Wise Difficulty Level
The topic-wise distribution of questions and their difficulty level have been given below:

Subject

Shift 1

Shift 2

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Algorithms

8

Difficult

3

Easy to moderate

Data Structure

5

Easy to moderate

2-3

Moderate

Computer Organisation

4

Easy

4

Easy to moderate

Digital Logic

3

Easy

4

Moderate

Computer Networks

4

Easy

6

Easy

Theory of Computation

5

Easy to moderate

7

Moderate

Database

5

Easy to moderate

6

Easy to moderate

Compiler Design

5

Difficult

4

Easy

Operating System

4

Difficult

5

Easy to moderate

Discrete Mathematics

7

Moderate

6

Easy to moderate

Engineering Mathematics

4

Moderate

4-5

Easy

General Aptitude

10

Easy to moderate

6-11

Easy

Total

65

Easy to moderate

65

Easy to moderate

GATE CS 2021 Question Paper – Complete Distribution
The analysis for the morning shift is given below:

Topic

Weightage

1 marks Questions + 2 marks Questions

Algorithms

12

4+4

TOC

8

2+3

Computer Networks

7

1+3

Computer Organization and Architecture

10

2+2

Operating System

7

3+2

Databases

8

2+3

Data Structures

8

2+3

Digital Logic

5

1+2

Engineering Mathematics

10

2+2

General Aptitude

15

5+5

Compiler Design

8

2+3

Computer Networks

8

2+3

Discrete Maths

11

3+4

The analysis for afternoon shift is given as follows:

Sr. No.

Subject/Topics

MCQ

MSQ

NAT

1.

Algorithm

3

0

0

2.

Date Structures

1

0

2

3.

Theory of Computation

4

2

1

4.

Digital Logic

2

0

2

5.

Computer Network

3

1

2

6.

Computer Organization

1

1

3

7.

Operating Systems

2

1

2

8.

Compiler Design

2

1

1

9.

Database

3

1

2

10.

Discrete Mathematics

4

0

2

11.

Programming

3

0

2

We hope our blog on GATE 2021 Analysis for CSE paper was informative and useful. We have provided the candidates with in-depth details of GATE total marks for CSE, GATE difficulty level, and much more. You can always reach out to us in case of any doubts or queries @ekeeda.com
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GATE 2022 CSE Exam Highlights

  • GATE CSE 2022 exam will be conducted in February 2022.

  • A Score of 80+ in the GATE CSE 2022 Exam will help you achieve a good rank and secure a spot in top IITs, NITs, or IIITs across India or PSU recruitment.

  • After clearing the GATE 2022 CSE exam, CSE candidates can secure jobs in the top PSUs such as OICL, BARC, ONGC, DRDO, POSOCO, HPCL on the basis of GATE Scores.

  • GATE 2021 CSE Analysis will cover the difficulty level, number of questions, types of questions, marks distribution.

About GATE CSE 2022 Paper Analysis

  • GATE CSE 2022 question paper analysis will be done by Ekeeda experts once the exam is conducted by IIT Kharagpur in February 2022. GATE Computer Science exam analysis will feature the marking scheme, difficulty level, new types of questions, good attempts, and memory-based questions.

  • GATE 2022 CSE exam will be conducted in February 2022, and the notification has been released by IIT Kharagpur in August 2021.

  • Aspirants can follow our latest blog to get a complete GATE Computer Science exam paper analysis

  • GATE CSE paper analysis 2022 will be shared by our educators and it will contain subject-wise analysis that will help you to determine your overall performance in the examination.

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