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After the GATE exam, I searched on YouTube and for blogs from students. I wanted to know what it’s like to do an M.Tech at the IITs. However, I felt like there’s not enough information from a student’s perspective. Anything related to this subject focuses mainly on the placement interviews of people who got fat packages or one, two-digit ranks. There is a severe lack of information about the 2 years that happen in between.

Take for example this blog by an IIT Delhi student. It gave me a satisfying amount of information about the M.Tech course and life at the college. There’s info about the courses they do, the projects they make, the amount of programming involved, advice for someone choosing that college and more helpful stuff. It made me wish that there were more similar blogs from students at other IITs.

I’m aware that there is not much difference in the faculty, curriculum, placements and to some extent, the hostel life at all top IITs. You cannot go wrong in choosing any of them. But still, I believe that the postgraduates should share more.

My request is a simple one – the future students of M.Tech courses at IITs should try to share their experiences. Hopefully it’ll match the amount of GATE preparation advice, interview and written test experiences available on the internet.

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At the begining, I was tried to answer the questions which I know, even though good answer exist for those questions. Slowly I turned to answer those questions which don’t have good answers, after that answered which questions are worth to answer and now just commenting the approach to solve a question – How I evolved over the years in GO.

Now-a-days GO is a hobby for me, hope I will cotinue to contribute something to GO. I take this as an opporutinity to thank you @Arjun sir for guiding me, helping me whenever I need, @Bikram for tests, @Habib, @DD, @Sachin, @praggy for your beautiful answers, @Deepak, @soumya29, @minipanda, @srestha, @Ayush for healthy discussions.
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I searched throughout the internet and was not able to find a single blog that would provide any information about MTech CS written examination of ISI Kolkata that happened on  18th July, 2021. I have made this blog for starting a discussion about the paper and know what might be the expected cut-off this year.

I attempted MTech CrS, Math section for PCB and was able to solve 4.5 questions out of 10. I did around 20 questions in PCA from which 3-4 I know  are incorrect. People who attempted  this year, how did your exams go and what do you expect from it? Also, what might be the tentative date for results? Also, I have a 2 month notice period in my company so when shall I give my resignation? Do I give my resignation after the results are announced or do I give it right now to avoid any problems? I am not sure about getting selected but just in case if I get selected I am willing to leave my company.

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The main point is – GATE exam is lot conceptual & it is easy if your concepts are good, It is better to give more time to concepts.

Even if you have less time, at-least get the syllabus, get the topics in syllabus & study those topics from text books. After that see GO book for different variety of questions .

Then do a couple of questions from each topic, move to next one as soon as you are comfortable. Make sure you revise the concepts regularly & be confident..…

# This requires careful analysis of the exam performance - identifying weak topics - and making them strong (Even without any exam, you should be knowing your weak topics), learning how to avoid mistakes, learning how to optimize time better etc.…

But after this self improvement and revision must always be done individually. I was never a preacher and yet this is my third blog. I just wanted to say these for a long time.

Hope I have said everything now. All the best for GATE 2022 :)

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The importance of previous years’ questions on Gate Exam is very high, most of the question in gate exam revolve around the previous 15 years questions....

These previous years’ question will give us a good understanding of what types of question they will ask in the exam, so we can make our preparation in that direction....

If I revise a subject, I take previous GATE questions and see if I can solve them. If not I revise again. Finally I'll solve them even after 1-2 days….

# PS: Never run behind test series......

## After completing a subject i solves 15 year pyq if i stuck in any question then i refer to notes. If i have not studied that topic then i looks solution…

This tip is very important specially when very less time is left in your GATE exam. In this time, you should focus only on solving previous year GATE question papers instead of your GATE study material question papers.

These question papers (ISRO, DRDO, etc) might have very difficult and challenging problems, but the focus of the GATE exam is on your aptitude, rather than the depth of the subject.

Therefore in my opinion, it’s better to solve last 15 year GATE question papers multiple times rather than solving questions from other material….

## After that you will be free to spent rest of the day in analyzing the question paper & your mistakes, revising notes and solving solving difficult problems etc…

I would also like to share my own experience which might help people who are working in some company. When I was preparing for my GATE Computer Science 2022 exam, in which I could achieve I used to get up between 4-5 am and then solve at least one question paper before going to office.

1. # https://gateoverflow.in/previous-years

## Tests by Mentors (Bikram Ballav)

GO-17 Mock 1

GO-17 Mock 2

GO-17 Mock 3

GO-18 Mock 4

Mathematics 2

General Aptitude 2

Digital Logic 2

Programming 2

Data Structure 2

Algorithms 2

Theory of Computation 1

Theory of Computation 2

Compiler Design 1

Database Systems 1

Database Systems 2

Computer Networks

Computer Architecture 1

Computer Architecture 2

Operating Systems 2

# GO Tests

GO2017 Aptitude 1

GO2017 Mathematics 1

GO2017 Programming 1

GO2017 Data-Structures 1

GO2017 Algorithms 1

GO2017 Digital Logic 1

GO2017 Operating Systems 1

GO2019-Compiler1: Parsing

Tests By Mentors (Ruturaj Mohanty)

Test by Ruturaj: Mock 1

Applied Course Tests

Applied Course 2019 Mock1

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# GATE Topper Algorithm

1. Check topics from this document

## 2. Study Them From Any Standard Textbook, Else Go To Nptel

3. Try a couple of simple questions from end chapters to know if you understand basics of that topic

4. Try GATE previous years related questions

5. If you find some questions in GATE papers not related to the topic you studied, go back to Step 2. ..

Before using the book 1. The books and video lectures mentioned are the best possible sources for the subject and you can choose one of them or as needed.

For doubts regarding books and videos check GATECSE - Books and GATECSE - Video Lectures or better write your query on the.…

# 2. Types of Problems section has been made after analyzing through many previous year GATE question papers.

It does not guarantee the questions will only come from those mentioned, but gives you an idea how and from questions have been asked. But if you aim high, then please complete full syllabus.…

3. [XYZ] is a short tag for the book mentioned so that we don’t have to write full names of the authors.

## So don’t get confused when you see them in the Topics and Chapters table...

1. https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gp6z7khjzyl8d/gate_materials?fbclid=IwAR0ezzTYvJdobF2hXtr3xVNZpZOFtw96yHAywR2_j9BOKGe1mBNSgVUcsvw#gp6z7khjzyl8d

1. https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gp6z7khjzyl8d/gate_materials?fbclid=IwAR0ezzTYvJdobF2hXtr3xVNZpZOFtw96yHAywR2_j9BOKGe1mBNSgVUcsvw#9xiori58gq22i

1. https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gp6z7khjzyl8d/gate_materials?fbclid=IwAR0ezzTYvJdobF2hXtr3xVNZpZOFtw96yHAywR2_j9BOKGe1mBNSgVUcsvw#mp3qyi2prh3fb

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I made a progress tracker sheet to prepare for GATE 2022.
To make your own edits: Go to File>Make a copy.
This document is very versatile & has many useful features for preparation analysis.
You can edit to your liking.
It contains 4 sheets within it: schedule, test_series, topic_analysis, print_schedule

Sheets Description:

1. schedule: This sheet is based on the GO schedule for 2021. It has all the resources/standard books/lectures listed as per the GO website. It also has progress analysis features to help you keep on track.
2. test_series: To analyze your test series performance. Also has some nice charts ;-).
3. topic_analysis: basic topic analysis by their weightage. Based on geeksforgeeks.
4. print_schedule: A printable version of sheet 1 with only critical columns. It prints out to a 3-page document which you can stick to your wall.

Hope this tracker helps you in your preparation. Any suggestions for improvement is welcome.
All the best!!

PS: This document took some time to make as I have tried to use formulas for convenient use and to have a feedback that actually benefits your preparation.
Also use google sheets to open the doc.
Sample Pictures:

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Hello Everyone,

Gate result is out,  Please log in onto the appsgate website and check your result and let’s discuss here, what is the possibility about the colleges and arjun sir please update the college predictor app with the new gate result

https://appsgate.iitb.ac.in/

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For those waiting on GO book for GATE 2022

PS: Exact PDF version will be made available and only those interested in hardcopy needs to fill in there interest here. This form is just for knowing interest and those filled will be informed when GO book prebooking starts. (We wont spam you or sell your emails)

Last book details can be seen here on Amazon including book images and all.

https://www.amazon.in/Overflow-Computer.../dp/9353821657

https://forms.gle/wxvPFp3nBScJNLWB7

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IIT Bombay has released Response key for gate 2021, you can check that on GOAPS. I hope gate overflow will provide the correct solution and rank predictor with normalization very soon. Let’s discuss here if you find any anomalies around the gate cse exam 2021.

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Hello Guys ...We can Discuss all Gate 2021 Shift 2 related Questions and doubts here. Please post your answers and any doubts here.

My thoughts on paper 2: Paper 2 was bit lengthy , as some questions were really time consuming. Also MSQ were bit tricky, I have seen paper 1 also, and it seems that paper 2 was bit tougher than paper 1, hope normalization would do some Justice.
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JEST 2021 Registrations are open.

Last date for submitting online applications and payments: 14 February 2021.

Exam date: 11 April, 2021.

JEST can be used for admission in IMSC and IISC.

Useful blogs regarding JEST:

https://gateoverflow.in/blog/8800/tifr-and-jest-exam

https://gateoverflow.in/blog/10847/jest-theoretical-computer-science-exam-gateway-iisc-other

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Official Website: https://apply-delhi.nielit.gov.in/frmHome.aspx

Syllabus for Written Examination of Post Scientist-B: https://apply-delhi.nielit.gov.in/PDF/STQC_Syllabus_for_Scientist_B.pdf

Syllabus for Written Examination of Post Scientific Assistant-A: https://apply-delhi.nielit.gov.in/PDF/STQC_Syllabus_for_ScientificAssistant_A.pdf

Last date for Submission of applications: $31-12-2020$, $17:30$ Hrs

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## $\text{COMPUTER VISION AND NEURAL NETWORKS}$

• ### WHICH FILTER IS USED FOR SATELLITE IMAGES GAUSSIAN FILTER IS ANSWER

• YOU ARE GIVEN A NEURAL NETWORK FOR CLASSIFYING CATS AND DOGS NOW YOU WANT TO CLASSIFY OTHER ANIMALS WHAT WILL YOU DO SO THE ANSWER IS BASICALLY WE WILL UPDATE THE HIDDEN LAYERS IN THE CENTRE

SOFTWARE TESTING AND JAVA

10–12 QUESTIONS( I SKIPPED)

## $\text{Graph Theory}$

Previous year GATE question number of hamiltonian cycles in a complete graph directed and undirected was not specified so and directed graph answer was given in the options

## $\text{Computer Networking}$

• ### QUESTION ON CALCULATION ON LENGTH OF PACKET WHEN EFFICIENCY WAS 50%

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR LIKING AND SHARING

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Many institutes consider JEST score for selection including IISc Bangalore, TIFR, IISER and many more good institutes.You can check the list of participating institutes in official site.

• JEST(Joint Entrance Screening Test) is conducted in many field and TCS(Theoretical Computer Science) is one of that field.
• This exam is conducted after 1 or 2 weeks of GATE and forms are out in December.Mode of this examination is offline.
• Duration of this exam is 180 minutes out of first 75 minutes are given for PART A and remaining for PART B.

JEST TCS exam is divided into 2 parts.

Part A (Objective)

Part B (Subjective)

1) PART A (Objective)

• Part A consists of 25 questions.Each questions carry +3 marks for correct answer and -1 for incorrect answer.
• Most of the question asked in Part A are from subject like DS,DAA,C prog,TOC, Discrete (P&C, graph theory specially).
• Focus on TCS subject because Exam itself is TCS.
• Difficulty level of questions are same as GATE so no extra preparation required for Part A if you have studied properly for GATE.
• Just revision of your note is enough and if you are aiming for IISc then try to attempt as much as you can. According to me 20–21 questions are good attempt but incorrect questions should be less.
• Because As of now JEST cut off for IISc CSA is just 45 rank so you may get good rank but if you secured above 45 rank then you may not get interview call.
• One more thing you will get a interview call for M.Tech Research (RA) not for M.Tech Coursework(TA) in IISc.
• Even though you qualified this exam in TCS(Theoretical Computer Science) still you can select any other research pool i.e; either TCS or Intelligent system or System software.
• No need to worry about it just qualify and secured a good rank.

Even there are very less students who appeared in this exam but still do not take it lightly if you are aiming for IISc because you will have to be in at least top 45 to get a call and who knows cut off may be increased also so try to secure good rank.

JEST TCS 2019

• 32 Marks-- 19 Rank
• 45 Marks-- 11 Rank

JEST TCS 2020

• 67 Marks-- 1st Rank
• 56 Marks-- 8th Rank
• 53 Marks-- 10th Rank
• 52 Marks-- 11th Rank
• 48 Marks-- 19 Rank
• 46 Marks-- 28 Rank
• 45 Marks-- 31 Rank
• 43 Marks-- 36 Rank
• 39 Marks-- 51 Rank

Now you can observe that how much Rank varies. So try to attempt as many as possible.

• One more important thing is that Rank is given only on the performance of Part A means just secure good marks in part A and you will get a good rank irrespective of your performance in part B.
• Level of questions is also good not too easy not too tough.Just believe in yourself and most of students who could not secure good rank in Gate, gets very good rank in JEST.

2) PART B(Subjective)

Part B itself is divided into 2 parts.

• Part B(i)— 5 questions of 8 Marks each out of which 3 questions is compulsory to attempt.
• Part B(ii)— 3 questions of 12 Marks each out of which 2 questions are compulsory to attempt.
• Part B is the most challenging part.Due to subjective you will have to explain everything. Algorithm , Graph theory and TOC is most important topics for this part specially algorithm.
• You will be asked to write a algorithm for particular questions and in Graph theory I was asked to prove a theorem and one question was to draw a DFA and one question was from Function (Discrete) where I was asked to prove something.

So overall this part is challenging you should have a very good knowledge in the subject.

• Even though if you could not solve a single questions from part B; still you may get a decent rank if you scored good in part A because Rank is assigned on the basis of performance only in part A but still try to solve Part B because after 75 min your OMR sheet(PART A answer sheet) will be submitted and for remaining time you will have to solve only subjective so first solve objective part that is PART A because you have 75 min for PART A.

Only few college(IMSc) consider score of part B as well but for IISc,they just consider only performance in Part A i.e; Rank.

SUBJECTS FOR TCS:

As I said exam itself is TCS so you need to prepare only TCS subject. As far as I know there were questions from following subjects( DS, DAA, C lang, TOC, Discrete Maths especially Graph Theory and P&C, Probability, LA). This is what I remember and I also asked to some other people and they said the same. Apart from these subjects, no need to focus on those subject for JEST like CN, COA, OS, DBMS, Eng Maths(except LA, Probability).

HOW TO PREPARE:

Although for part A, GATE preparation is enough but solve previous year question of GATE, TIFR, CMI and other similar exam. Someone was saying that there were many question from TIFR PYQ. So do not leave TIFR PYQ question.

GO PDF OF CMI, ISI, TIFR

https://gateoverflow.in/blog/8987/isi-cmi-pdf-by-gate-overflow?fbclid=IwAR3mAhfar0btwMZXRBqlzZORBXErTqp6eql693hOjfrLWJpJpjbwLLs5ftU

JEST 2020 MEMORY BASED QUESTION PAPER:

Please go through below link. Here Utkarsh Joshi also shared his experience. He secured AIR 11 rank in JEST 2019.

FEW QUESTION FROM ASPIRANT:

Q1: Which program should I select while filling JEST form?

While filling JEST form you have to select " Integrated PhD" option in Computer Science but don't worry you will still get M.Tech research because while applying for IISc you will have option to choose M.Tech research using JEST scorecard.

Q2: PYQ is available?

PYQ and syllabus is not available anywhere but I posted link for memory based question. Only memory based question paper is available.

I had to struggle a lot just for collecting JEST related information. So I am doing my best so that aspirants will not have to waste their time just for collecting information.If you still have a query, you can comment or ask me directly.

MY QUORA ACCOUNT- https://www.quora.com/profile/Navneet-Singh-Tomar-2

PS 1: I secured AIR 36 in JEST TCS 2020. This year cut off for IISc was high due to covid-19. This year(2020) cut off was AIR 5 for CDS and AIR 20 for CSA for GEN. This year they filled only 50% seat for MTech(Research) comparison to last year. But from next year it will be lower than this year.  So don't follow this year cut off for your reference. Just prepare for JEST and do best.

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PGEE 2020 was conducted on 24th June 2020. I took it, my center was Rajkot, Gujarat. As they do not publish previous year papers, I thought some immediate memory-based topics which were most asked in the paper would be useful in coming years.

First paper was Aptitude:

• Syllogism was asked extensively, prepare it really nice.

• Comprehension based questions were easy, not much in content, but you must be ready to read longer paras than in GATE.

• The questions based on figures(which is figure is different), those were as extensive as syllogism.  I haven't saw much of them in GATE/maybe a few, but in PGEE, it was asked with intent!

• Some questions were like find out wrong word, recognize pattern(total around 5 questions from these topics.)

Overall, I would say level was definitely greater than GATE2020, but a basic knowledge on concepts of Aptitude will surely get you through this.

I don't remember what sort of Engineering Maths was asked.

Let's come to technical part, which is Computer Science and Engineering. I am not as sure in this as I am in Aptitude(Regarding which topics were asked), but I request every other student who took exam to add content to this blog, and make it complete!

• C programming. It was asked. Really many questions, and good ones, like some good questions of GATE. Pointers were heart of all the C programming questions.

• DSA. It was obvious, and it was asked. Most of them was based on Directed, Undirected, Weighted, MST, algorithms of MST. Make all permutations of topics of DSA I listed, and you will find questions. Be good in this, as they were not straight forward questions. You may find yourself in a good position if you have done these topics from CLRS.

• DLD, COA was little. DLD-Mux simple question. COA-Basics only(I don't remember much about this subject, but GATE level prep should be more then enough)

• Operating system was asked, GATE level I can say. If you know concepts well, easy walk.

• Computer Networks, same as GATE level

• Discrete Maths. It was asked, set, relations, functions were the topics. I would say definition of some basic things like symmetric, antisymmetric, and asymmetric relations etc(many definitions are there in DM) were the key part, previous year GATE questions, if you have done with proper understanding,  then DM should be easy walk too.

Interface was same as GATE. No negative marking in any section. 90 minutes for each section. We could not start 2nd section until we completed 90 minutes of the first, even if we answered all the Aptitude questions. No calculator, not even digital as we get in GATE was there. No questions with more than one options correct were there. Last year also, it was like this. I think are have done with this type of questions.

Hope you find it useful, and get admission in IIITH. I request all the students who took PGEE 2020 (CSE) to add their experiences and topics which were asked.

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I am sharing my email coversation with IITGN academic department.

I have asked a bunch Question, since little to no information is provided by the IITGN on their official website.

MY MAIL ————>

Hello,

I am considering to apply for the PGDIIT, but there is little to no information provided about this program on your official website.

Here are some major questions regarding the program.

1. What is the fees of PGDIIT program ?

2. Will IITGN allow the students of PGDIIT program to sit for the placement and provide the same placement opportunity similar to the students of MTech program?

3. What will be the syllabus/ course structure of PGDIIT for CSE?

4. Will IITGN allow the students of PGDIIT to covert their Diploma to MTech ?

5. Will the PGDIIT program students be allowed the opportunity of Internship? If so then for how many months can PGDIIT student can pursue internship?

6. Major differentiating factors between PGDIIT and Mtech?

NOTE:

Yours sincerely,

SG

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Dear Saurabh,

Q 1. Fees:

For PGDIIT the semester wise fee structure is as follows:

a) Admission fee (one time payment) - Rs. 6500

b) Refundable Security Deposit (one time payment) - Rs. 5,000

c) Semester Fee (inclusive of Tuition fee and other allied charges) - Rs. 47,500

d) Mess and laundry advance - Rs. 19,000

Q 2 & 5. IITGN supports PGDIIT students for placement and internship. However, the statistics varies as it depends on the student's performance as well as the placement/internship opportunities available for the year for PGDIIT students.

Q 3. For the admission test there is no specific syllabus. Once admitted a student can register for courses (floated for the semester) in consultation with his Faculty Advisor.

Q 4.  It is usually not permitted.

Q 5. M.tech is a two year degree programme whereas PGDIIT is a diploma.

With Regards,
Saswati Roy
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
079-2395-2051/2532

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