Hello friends !! Good morning..I was disappointed by whatever happened on the day of exam..I felt that I should write a post regarding this highlighting the issues which I felt to be worth mentioning here .Here are few of those points :
a) Out of syllabus questions : If I remember well then there are 2 out of syllabus questions from Compiler Design(related to code optimisation and code generation which are removed in the 2016 official GATE syllabus itself..Secondly there was a question on something related to vectors in engg maths which is also not there in the syllabus..So these obviously hamper the confidence of a normal student..
b) Lengthy : Some of the 1 mark questions I felt were like 2 marks questions..I mean they are time taking..(This is my personal opinion)..
c) Complex terminologies : Like the one in "birthday attack" question..
In summary hardly 1-2 questions were there in set 1 which I feel is direct..
But contrary to this , set 2 contained many direct questions and easier questions..
According to my previous experience of 2016 and on sincere analysis I did not find this much difference as it is this year.The 2015 papers were also well framed and the sets of 2015 were also well balanced..
According to me , the "out of syllabus" questions in set 1 should be addressed at least by organising committee..