The schedule followed by GATE Overflow for GATECSE 2022

GATE Overflow Test Series for GATE 2022

Schedule of Tests

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 6 weeks covering a bit of hardware, programming and computer architecture – builds a good system level knowledge
    3. Next 6 weeks covering more theoretical subjects, probability and OS – building the base of Intelligent Systems
    4. Final 6 weeks to finish DBMS, Operating Systems, Computer Networks and Compiler Design 
  3. This schedule is tied to GATE Overflow Test series – subject tests will be added as per the schedule
  4. Preparation materials including reference links are provided on GO classroom (free for everyone) 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 1-6

June 7-13

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

June 14-20

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

June 21-27

Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics; Counting; generating functions; 

June 28-July 4

Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics;  recurrence relations.

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

July 5-11 

Revision, Taking Tests. 

July 12-18 

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

July 19 - July 25

Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C. Recursion. 

July 26 – August 1

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 2-8

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

August 9-15

Algorithms: Asymptotic worst case time and space complexity. Searching, sorting, hashing. Algorithm design techniques: greedy, dynamic programming and divide‐and‐conquer.

August 16-22

Who do not like a break?

No exam 

August 23-29

Revision, Taking Tests.

Exam Link:

August 30 - September 5

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

September 6-12

September 13-19

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

September 20-26

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 27 – October 3

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 4-10

Revision, Rest

Exam Link:

October 11-17

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

October 18-24

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 25-31

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

November 1-7

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

November 8-14

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

November 15-21

Revision, Taking Tests. 

  • Exam Link: 

November 22-28

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. 

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

November 29 – December 5

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

Revision, Solving tests


  • Full length mock tests
  • Time management and reducing careless mistakes must be done
  • Closed book revision is important 

Mock Test 1 : December 12 

  • Exam Link:

Mock Test 2 : December 26

  • Exam Link:

Mock Test 3 : January 2

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Mock Test 4 : January 9

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Mock Test 5 : January 16

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Mock Test 6 : January 23

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posted in From GO Admins May 10, 2021 edited Oct 3, 2021 by



Why engineering mathematics and D's algo are kept for last as they need to be cover as early as possible.
Are they last?
what is closed book revision ?
Revising the learned concepts in mind without seeing the book. This is usually followed by students while traveling (those having long travels) or even otherwise at home.
Most of the resource link are not working in classroom.

@mk_007 Can you paste the non working links here?

Sir please keep updating the spreadsheet with links to tests for us
edited Jun 24, 2021 by
Hello @gatecse, If I want to take some other subjects test first then what should I do? Is there any link from where I can get GATE2021 test series for those subjects if GATE 2022 series test will be added later.
2021 tests are no longer live. So tests can be taken only as per schedule or any date afterwards.
@Arjun sir, could you please grant access to 2021 tests until PGEE exam? It is on 3rd July
2021 tests are already deleted.
Why can't I see any exam links? I should at least see Aptitude and Discrete Maths exam links right?
Means you have registered for 2022?
edited Jun 28, 2021 by
Yes. I have registered. I should see the links of all subjects from 1 - 28 June right?

EDIT: I got the links in google docs. Sorry for the trouble
In this schedule for each subject we have to do

1) Learn Theory and make notes

2) Solve all PYQ from GO pdf for that subject

3) Give subject tests.

Is this the order ? I mean it takes lots of time to solve all PYQ. I feel if I do one subject theory then all PYQ and repeat then I have some fear that i might have less time or left some subject's topics.


Is it good idea to first learn all theory of all subjects then revise then start solving PYQ and at the end give tests ?

I know PYQ are more important than tests.


Seniors, please help me which should be the order ?

Any suggestions will help me to decide the plan.

P.S. : I don't know why my previous comment was disappeared. So, writing again.
I m planning to buy GO test series will we get rank after giving mock.
Sir i was not able to enroll in classroom, for some subjects, will i be able to access the resources provided in the go classroom
Is there any blog like this for GATE CSE 2023? I would like to read it in detail and make my preparations according to that. In this 2022 one starts from June. I have just started for exam 2 weeks back. I am yet to complete any subject.After giving weekly quiz, Even if I have completed that topics due to lack of experience or any other reason I am not doing well therefore, I would like to know the schedule so I can manage my time accordingly because this schedule must have been improved to be best by experienced teachers and students. Any useful information helps, Thank you.