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The schedule followed by GO for GATE2020

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. 

Please see here for GO Book for GATECSE 2020

Advantages of following this schedule:

  1. It is not the only good schedule possible but is one schedule where subject dependencies are met 
  2. You can ask any doubt from the topics already covered in the schedule here with the tag go-classroom and those will be answered with priority
  3. Preparation materials including reference links are provided on GO classroom as per the schedule
  4. 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.
  5. Extra points to be followed will be updated here.

June 10-16

June 17-23

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

June 24-30

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

July 1-7

Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics; Counting; generating functions; 


July 8-14

Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics;  recurrence relations.

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

July 15-21 

Revision, Taking Tests. 

  • If you are scoring below 50% you must seriously evaluate your preparation.

July 22-28 

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

July 29 - August 4

Digital Logic: Sequential circuits. 

Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C. Recursion. 

August 5-11

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 12-18

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

August 19-25 

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


August 26 - September 1 

September 2 - September 8

Revision, Taking Tests.

September 9-15

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

September 16-22

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 23-29

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 30-October 6

Revision, Rest

October 7-13

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 14-20

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).

October 21 - October 27

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

October 28-November 3

Revision, Taking Tests. 

November 4-November 10

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

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

November 11-17

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

November 18-24

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


November 25-30

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

Revision, Solving tests

posted Jun 4 in From GO Admins by Veteran (419,939 points) | 11,809 views


I've created a Google Calendar of the above schedule, and it's here. It's useful if you have an android phone, and use calendar, or Google assistant, or chrome browser. 

we can use MOODLE app to access GO CLASSROOM as a app with all the features.
Can we complete them at our own pace? I mean can we complete them faster than the assigned schedule as the content already exists?
Hi @Arjun sir I am not able to add the blog in my favorite List.

Only Questions can be added, is this a bug?
I'm not sure of it. Will check it -- it should work (might be having some bugs).

So @Arjun sir, will you add materials for Verbal and Quantitative ability on the course page? Or we have to cover it ourselves using our preferred material?

Yes, there won't be any material additions other than those on the GO classroom as of now. But for some topics revision stuffs might be added -- no need to wait for those. You should cover topics from standard resources and for aptitude mainly do all previous GATE questions and if one looks for Aptitude material, it will include 90% of CAT materials.
Thank you very much. This calendar is helpful.

@Arjun Sir, will there be a test on Quantitative Aptitude?

@Arjun sir how should I prepare for GATE 2021 ? Should I start with the CS subjects?
Thank you very much.
How to register for GO Classroom for those who already have account in gateoverflow?

I am not able access gate classroom, my credentials which i got last year are not working

my email id is [email protected]

I am not able to go beyond the update profile page. Every link I click on redirects to update profile. On clicking on the update profile button I am getting this error

Error updating user record
where is the test link for this week(july 15-21)?
All the tests scheduled to be added here are canceled.
@Arjun Sir ,where can i access the tests,started from may onwards and get access for all the tests now.Do help me,Sir.
but why ?

@Arjun Sir , I am not able to enrol for Compiler Design Classroom course. Can you please help me with that?

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