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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. 

  • If you are scoring below 50% you must seriously evaluate your preparation. 75% or above is good going.

July 13-19 

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

July 20 - July 26

Digital Logic: Sequential circuits. 

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 17-23

Revision, Taking Tests.


August 24-30 

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

August 31 - September 6 

September 7-13

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

September 14-20

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 21-27

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.

September 28-October 4

Revision, Rest

October 5-11

Computer Networks: Concept of layering. LAN technologies (Ethernet). Flow and error control techniques, switching. IPv4/IPv6, routers and routing algorithms (distance vector, link state). TCP/UDP and sockets, congestion control. Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP).

October 12-18

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

October 19 - October 25

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

October 26-November 1

Revision, Taking Tests. 

November 2-November 8

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

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

November 9-15

Compiler Design: Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation.

November 16-22

Computer Networks: Basics of Wi-Fi. Network security: authentication, basics of public key and private key cryptography, digital signatures and certificates, firewalls.

November 23-29

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 


posted May 4 in From GO Admins
edited Jun 7 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...