The GOD Strategy to Get Good Marks in GATE CSE, Computer Organization & Architecture Section.

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Almost all people consider computer organization & architecture as the most difficult subject in the entire GATE CSE syllabus. But without getting good marks in this subject you can not get a good rank, because its weightage in the syllabus is somewhere around 10-15 marks and it’s quite a huge. Some portion of this subject is fairly simple like the Addressing mode section, and theoretical questions from RISC and CISC. But the rest of the parts are very confusing. The most important thing is that almost all the questions will be a numerical answer type. Where you will not have the options to choose instead you will have to fill your answer in the sheet. So to get good marks in COA section of GATE, I will highly suggest you follow the below points:

  • Learn all the topics in your Coaching institute, doesn’t matter whether it is online or offline.
  • Then I will highly suggest you go through these two youtube series:
  1. Computer Organization and Architecture Lecture Series 1
  2. Computer Organization and Architecture Lecture Series 2
  • Once you are done with the above points, now its time to solve previous year questions. So go to GATE BOOK PDF BY GATEOVERFLOW, and try to solve all the questions from the COA section.
  • If you stuck at any question, don’t directly jump to the solution but make a google search or youtube search on that particular topic, I am damn sure there will be some resource for that topic. First learn the concept, and then again try to solve the question.
  • Once you solve a really hard question, try to write concepts related to that question/topic on a sheet of paper and try to revise daily. It will not take more than 20 minutes if you are doing this on a daily basis.
  • If you are having some doubts about some topics, you can search that topic on gateoverflow. I am sure you will find some discussion thread related to that topic, but if you are not able to find, you can start your own thread.
  • One of the most important things you have to revise your notes every 10 days.
  • Try to solve all the questions from the gateoverflow book every 15 days. Within 2-3 revisions you will come to know the topics you need to focus more.
  • Now you can watch NPTEL lectures related to the topics you selected in the previous point.

I am damn sure if you follow the above points, you will be able to get at least 80% marks in the COA part.

Best wishes for your GATE journey. Hope to meet you over LinkedIn with an IITian tag.

Why You Should Appear in the GATE CSE

Gate computer science is one of the most sought exams if we talk about Computer Science and Engineering. Because of its usefulness, competition in GATE CSE is increasing every year. Every year at least 1 lakh student appears for Gate Computer Science. In this blog, we will talk about why we should plan to appear in the GATE and start preparing for the GATE as soon as possible. What may be the long term and short term benefits of appearing in GATE?

Enhancement in Core Computer Science Knowledge:

If you are appearing for GATE and preparing for the exam very rigorously, I can bet, your technical knowledge of various computer science areas such as Operating System, Computer Networks, DBMS, Computer Architecture is going to be really good. Although you will be learning ancient things, you can still relate to every subject with today’s computers. If one appears for the interview of some product-based companies such as Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, etc., There will be at least one round where you will be asked in-depth questions from these subjects. So in that scenario, knowledge of these subjects is going to be highly helpful for you.

Desire to Get into IITs/IISc:

There are some students who have a burning desire to enter into IITs/IISc, and During JEE could not fulfill their dream, for such people GATE provides a golden opportunity to fulfill their dream to study in such premier institutes.

Public Sector Unit Jobs (PSU):

Although PSUs are famous among the students of core engineering branches such as Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, etc. But a computer science student can also go for PSUs, we just need to get a good rank mostly under 100. Initial salary and perks in PSUs are really good. But most of the students with that much rank generally prefer to go for IITs or IISc for Masters. So PSUs are a really good option for a computer science student.

Awesome Career Post M.Tech/ME:

If we talk about normal private colleges, most of the students get placed in service-based companies. These companies do not pay good enough to live a lavish life in a metro city. But once you enter into the IIT system and that too with the computer science branch. Your life is going to be changed completely. Its a fact that almost all the IITs except a few new ones, most of them have an average placement of 15+ lakh per annum. Now think about a scenario, you are a 23-24 years old unmarried guy and earning 15+ LPA. You yourself can not imagine how you and your parent’s life is going to change. For 90% of the student, it is the biggest motivation, and it should be.

You Brand Value in the Society/Market:

All the people who did not take you seriously, now they will take you seriously. The answer you are going to write over quora, LinkedIn post, etc are going to get a lot many numbers of likes/upvotes (don’t know about Facebook). Some of the companies or coaching institutes may approach you for the paid promotion over these platforms.

The Happiness of Your Parents:

In this world, there are only two people who love you more than anything else in the world, and those two people are your parents. Once you clear the GATE, the happiness that you are going to see on there face is just a unique experience. Now they are going to tell people proudly that their son/daughter is studying/working in such an Institute/Organization. It happens with me whenever I go to my home, and if there is any family gathering, my parents proudly say that our son is the student of an IIT. You can see the happiness and satisfaction on their faces.
So if you are pursuing computer science, I will highly recommend you prepare for GATE CSE. It has the potential to change your life completely.