GATE Computer Science (CSE) 2021

GATE Computer Science (CSE) 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Books, Papers

Updated: 11.09.20

The GATE CSE 2021 exam dates have been released. IIT Bombay is going to conduct GATE CS 2021. GATE CS 2021 is an examination for all graduates of computer science for admission to MTech, ME and PhD at IITs, NITs and IIITs. Check out more information about the exam here, such as exam dates, new subjects, eligibility criteria, exam patterns, preparation materials and more.

GATE Computer Science Engineering (CSE) 2021

Check GATE CSE 2021 details such as exam date, apply online, eligibility, selection, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, books, notes, previous year papers, cut off and result.

GATE CSE Exam Dates 2021

Events GATE CSE Exam Date
GATE CSE Notification Date 2021
07 August 2020
GATE CSE Online Application Form
14 September 2020
Last Date to Apply Online
30 September 2020
Last Date to Apply with Late Fees
07 October 2020
Last Date for Change of Exam City
13 November 2020
GATE CSE Admit Card Download Date
08 January 2021
GATE CSE Exam Date 2021
05th to 07th & 12th to 14th February 2021
GATE CSE Answer Key
03rd week of February 2021
GATE Result Date
22 March 2021
GATE Scorecard Download 2021
26th March 2021 to 31st May 2021

GATE Computer Science 2021 Apply Online

The last date of the GATE CSE application is 30 September 2020. The extended timeline for filling out the application form for GATE Computer Science 2021 Examination along with the late fee is 7 October 2020.

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

GATE CSE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

GATE CSE 2021 eligibility has been relaxed. Applicants must check in detail GATE CSE eligibility criteria 2021 before proceeding with the application form. The GATE CSE eligibility includes details on the education qualification, the age limit, the current year of graduation.

1. An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.

2. Also, Candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.

Criteria Eligibility


  • Indian nationality candidates will be eligible

  • Candidates from other than India will be also eligible

Age Limit

There is no age limit

The GATE CSE 2021 educational qualification is shown in a table format below. Details on each degree, the expected year of completion and the year in which students are eligible.

Qualifying Degree Examination Description of eligible candidates

Year of qualification

not later than

BE/ BTech/ BPharm

Engineering or Technology Bachelor’s degree holders in (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed



Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed


BSc (Research)/BS

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed


Pharm D (after 10+2)

6-year degree programme, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth/sixth year or already completed



Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such programme.

Currently in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester or already completed


MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Computer Applications/Statistics or equivalent

Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed


Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology (4-year programme)

Currently in the first/second/third/fourth year or already completed


Integrated ME/ MTech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth year or already completed


BSc/BA/ BCom

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme)

Currently in the third year or already completed


Int MSc/ Int BS-MS

Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS programme

Currently in the third year or higher or already completed


Professional Society Examinations*

(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


GATE CSE Syllabus

It is very important to understand the entire GATE Computer Science 2021 Examination programme in order to crack the GATE CSE exam. The IIT Bombay revised the GATE Syllabus 2021 for various subjects. You must take note and ensure that you understand the syllabus in a comprehensive manner.

To make your task easier, here is the detailed GATE CSE syllabus.

Sections Section Name
Section 1 Engineering Mathematics
Section 2 Digital Logic
Section 3 Computer Organization and Architecture
Section 4 Programming and Data Structures
Section 5 Algorithms
Section 6 Theory of Computation
Section 7 Compiler Design
Section 8 Operating System
Section 9 Databases
Section 10 Computer Networks

You can download GATE CSE syllabus PDF along with the weightage.


Check GATE CSE notes for better preparation in the exam. These CSE notes will help in improving the study and achieving the good marks.

Best GATE CSE Books 2021

If you're aiming to crack the GATE exam, it's essential to prepare the best books to reach your goal easily. To improve your planning, we have prepared a list of the best GATE CSE books.

Topic Book Name Author
Programming & Data Structure   The C Programming language (Edition 2) Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Classic Data Structures (Edition 2) Debasis Samanta
Algorithms Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson,  Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Computer Networks Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Operating Systems Operating System Concepts (Edition 8) Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Databases Database System Concepts (Edition 6) Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
Theory of Computation An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata (Edition 5) Peter Linz
Computer Organization & Architecture Computer Organization and Architecture (Edition 7) Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Digital Logic Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) M. Morris Mano
Complier Logic Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools (Edition 2) Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B. S. Grewal, Edition
Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7) R.S. Aggarwal

GATE CSE Question Papers

We urge you to solve GATE CSE Question Papers in order to channel your preparations. GATE previous year's papers will not only help you understand the GATE exam pattern, but will also help you understand the difficulty level.

Cut Off

GATE Cut off marks are the minimum marks a candidate needs to qualify for the GATE Exam. Applicants may check the official cut-off for GATE 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

Applicants can take a look at the GATE Previous Year Cut Off Marks.

GATE CSE Admit Card 2021

Candidates may download GATE admit Card 2021 from the official website prior to the online GATE 2021 exam. The GATE CSE admit Card 2021 will be available for download from 08 January 2021.

GATE Result 2021

The result of GATE CSE 2021 will be published on the GOAPS website after the completion of the exam. Please note that the GATE score remains valid for three years from the date of publication of the GATE result.

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