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The schedule followed by GO for GATE2021

Please do not listen to what random people say about the schedule. This is a relaxed one and so you should not keep any topics for later thinking you have time. 

GO Test Series for GATE 2021

Advantages of following this schedule:

  1. It is not the only good schedule possible but is one schedule where subject dependencies are met 
  2. Schedule organized into 4 modules:
    1. First 6 weeks covering aptitude and discrete mathematics fundamentals – most important
    2. Next 5 weeks covering a bit of hardware, programming and computer architecture – builds a good system level knowledge
    3. Next 5 weeks covering more theoretical subjects, probability and OS – building the base of Intelligent Systems
    4. Final 3 weeks to finish Operating Systems, Computer Networks and Compiler Design 
  3. This schedule is tied to tests which are going to be added on GATE Overflow – subject tests will be added as per the schedule
  4. Preparation materials including reference links are provided on GO classroom as per the schedule – to access GO classroom just create a new account on the home page of it and subscribe manually to each course
  5. Even if you are joining late, you can adjust your schedule accordingly - most assignments in GO classroom will allow late submissions and this schedule will be over by November end.
  6. Extra points to be followed will be updated here.
  7. GATE CSE Subject page should be used for the subject resources (will be updated as per schedule) and GO classroom has assignments in extra. 

June 1-7

June 8-14

Quantitative Aptitude: Ratios, speed­-time, directions, work­-time, clock, other numericals, deriving conclusion from graphs, pie/bar charts, sequence and series etc.

June 15-21

Discrete Mathematics: Set Theory & Algebra: Sets; Relations; Functions; Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic; First Order Logic.

June 22-28

Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics; Counting; generating functions; 


June 29-July 5

Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics;  recurrence relations.

Discrete Mathematics: Set Theory & Algebra: Groups; Partial Orders; Lattice.

July 6-12 

Revision, Taking Tests. 

July 13-19 

Digital Logic: Boolean algebra. Combinational circuits. Minimization. Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point), Sequential circuits. 

July 20 - July 26

Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C. Recursion. 

July 27 – August 2

Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU, data‐path and control unit, Instruction pipelining, Memory hierarchy: Cache and main memory, Secondary storage, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode).

August 3-9

Programming and Data Structures: Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs.

Algorithms: Asymptotic worst case time and space complexity. 

August 10-16

Algorithms: Searching, sorting, hashing. Algorithm design techniques: greedy, dynamic programming and divide‐and‐conquer.

August 24-30

Revision, Taking Tests.

Exam Link:


August 31 - September 7

Algorithms: Graph search, minimum spanning trees, shortest paths.

September 8-14

September 15-21

Probability: Random variables. Uniform, normal, exponential, poisson and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem.

September 22-28

Theory of Computation: Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and push-down automata. Regular and context-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability. 

September 29-October 5

Databases: ER‐model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, SQL. Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees). Transactions and concurrency control.

October 6-12

Revision, Rest

Exam Link:

October 13-19

Computer Networks: Concept of layering: OSI and TCP/IP Protocol Stacks; Basics of packet, circuit and virtual circuit-switching; Data link layer: framing, error detection, Medium Access Control, Ethernet bridging; Routing protocols: shortest path, flooding, distance vector and link state routing; Fragmentation and IP addressing, IPv4, CIDR notation, Basics of IP support protocols (ARP, DHCP, ICMP), Network Address Translation (NAT); Transport layer: flow control and congestion control, UDP, TCP, sockets; Application layer protocols: DNS, SMTP, HTTP, FTP, Email.

October 20 - October 26

Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, LU decomposition.

October 27-November 2

Operating System: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling,

November 3-November 9

Exam Date : November 23

Revision, Taking Tests. 


November 10-16

Exam Date : November 26

Operating System: Memory management and virtual memory, File systems. 

Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value theorem. Integration. 

November 17-23

Exam Date : November 30

Compiler Design: Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation. Local optimisation, Data flow analyses: constant propagation, liveness analysis, common subexpression elimination.

November 24-30

Exam Date : December 7

Numerical Ability: Analytical Aptitude: Logic: 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

December 1-7

Exam Date : December 14

Revision, Solving tests


  • Full length mock tests
  • Give previous year tests of actual GATE –  no mock test will be like an actual GATE
  • Time management and reducing careless mistakes must be done
  • Closed book revision is important 

Mock Test 1 : December 28

Mock Test 2 : January 4 

Mock Test 3 : January 11 

Mock Test 4 : January 18

Mock Test 5 : January 25

posted May 4 in From GO Admins
edited Nov 20 by


Not able to enroll in Compiler Design,  TOC and Database , its saying "You cannot enrol any more, since enrolment ended on Saturday, 17 August 2019, 10:48 PM."
1. Is this a paid course?

2. Is the test series paid? If so, How much?

Courses should be open on GO classroom now. 

GO classroom has many of the standard resources given there. It is free to use for all -- just create a login, enroll to the courses. 

Test series is paid:

I could not able to enroll in DBMS and Compiler Design courses. Anyone facing the same problem?
i am not able to enroll in compiler and dbms course since since enrolment ended on Saturday, 17 August 2019, 10:48 PM.

please help admin.
same issue with me
Enrollments are still open. Were you enrolled last year as well?
yes i did last year as well @gatecse

facing issue only for compiler and DBMS
Look like the course on "Compilers with Alex Aiken" is now a paid course. :(
Oh. Then it'll get more subscribers.

Can someone post the exact error you are getting for enrollment?

The Last point in the above blog (Closed book revision is important ), I didn't understand it properly. what does closed book revision mean? could anyone please explain..?

I have already pay money for test series on 17 june but none of the links are working in test schedule please figure it out asap.

and please maintain contact info in terms of mail id so that we can directly mail u rather than doing comment over here

Yes, we do send out an email for registration but it might be missed out for you. You have access now.
yes now all things are fine sorry for late reply
Can I give the test at my preferred time? Or will it be closed after a certain amount of days?
They wont be closed before GATE 2021. But it is recommended to take them in the order of the schedule.
I am not able to enroll in dbms classroom. Can you please check.

@soujanyareddy13 Can you please check?

@Aditi0103 Can you enroll and check now...


Hello ,

I have just paid for test series but can you please let me know how can I access the test series and can you please let me know if  it is enabled for me.
You should have got it already right?
yes done thank you
ALGORITHMS 1 subject test will be created by tomorrow evening..!! Sorry for the delay..!!
Will this schedule be updated as per the revised syllabus?
@arjun sir please make a separate tab for test series exams
Exam Category: GATE Overflow Tests should give you that.
I am unable to submit DM-2 GO Test 2021 Please help gatecse
What's the issue you're facing?
firstly when i answering then net was slow then i again restarted the test and answered the questions but then submit button is not responding
Thanks gatecse for your concern. problem is resolved it was due to internet slow speed.
Submit button is never hidden. Are you using normal zoom level on browser? Can you try zoom out?

But in case you're restarting the test, do it in incognito mode or try after clearing the cache.
Thanks gatecse problem resolved
@gatecse @Arjun Suresh, Sir, Can you provide any Resources for Spatial Aptitude (New-Syllabus GATE 2021)? Please.