Important Topics to Focus on For GATE CS & IT 2022

With the GATE 2022 exam approaching, it is imperative to streamline your GATE exam preparation and start focusing on essential topics expected to come in the GATE exam. 

Out of the many papers in the GATE, Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) is one of the toughest yet scoring papers. Every year lakhs of students opt for this paper and try their luck to get admission in premier institutes (IISc and IITs) to pursue postgraduate courses such as M.E, M.Tech, and Ph.D.

If you are a GATE Computer Science and Information Technology aspirant preparing for the exam, then this is the article you must read, as we will provide you with a list of the most important CS & IT topics.

We want you to save crucial time and devote it to preparing for the important topics listed below:

Also read: Common Mistakes to Avoid in GATE Exam Preparation

GATE CS & IT Important Topics

SubjectImportant Topics
Engineering MathematicsMatrix Determinant
Conditional Probability
Linear algebra
Discrete MathematicsPredicate and Propositional Logic
Sets
Relations,
FunctionGraph Theory,
Graph Colouring, 
Counting,
Group Theory
Digital LogicCombinational Circuits (Multiplexers, De-multiplexers, and Decoders)
Number Systems
Logic Gates
Sequential Circuits (Flip-Flops)
Boolean Algebra
K Maps
Computer Organisation and StructureMachine Instruction
ALU, Data-path and Control Unit
Pipelining
Memory Hierarchy Design and Cache memory 
Secondary Storage
Addressing Modes
Programming & Data StructuresBasic Operator Arithmetic, Flow control function
Recursion
Storage Class
Pointers
Parameter Passing
Arrays
Stacks
Queues
Trees
Hashing
Theory of ComputationFinite Automata
Regular Expressions
Regular Languages
Context Free Languages
Push Down Automata
Turning Machine
DFA
Closure Properties
Compiler DesignLexical Analysis
Context Free Grammar
Syntax Directed Translation
Parsers
Intermediate Code Generation
Code Optimization
Computer NetworksOSI Reference Model, TCP/IP
LAN technologies
Switching
IPV4 and IPV6
Routing Algorithms
Data Link Layer
Application Layer
Network Layer
AlgorithmsAlgorithm Analysis
Asymptotic Notations
Sorting Algorithms
Divide and Conquer
Greedy Methods
Dynamic Programming
Operating SystemsProcess Concepts, System Calls,
CPU scheduling,
Synchronization Mechanisms,
Deadlock,
Memory management and virtual memory,
File system and device management
Database Management SystemER Diagram, Relationship Model
SQL,
Relational algebra,
Functional dependency, 
Normalization,
Transaction and concurrency control,
File Organisation and Indexing

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The topics mentioned above should be studied on priority. However, comprehensive preparation of CS&IT is what you will require to get your dream score.

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Raminder Singh

Raminder is a Content Writer at PrepLadder. He is working to provide students with informative articles and the latest updates about UPSC and GATE exams.