GATE CSE Weightage Analysis for Computer Networks Study Notes

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

GATE Exam (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) is a gateway for qualifying candidates to secure admission for postgraduate programs in centrally funded Indian institutions and top performers can also get a chance to have a call from PSU’s. 

GATE is considered as highly competitive and one of the most tough entrance exam where lakhs of candidates appear for the examination to crack it and secure their seats in top institutes of the country and hence it requires perfect tips and strategy for GATE preparation.

Here, in this article, we are going to discuss the detailed GATE CSE weightage analysis for Computer Networks. The following weightage analysis of the whole Computer Networks subject will helps you to understand the importance of the subject in the GATE Exam.

Computer Networks Analysis 

  •  GATE Computer Science Engineering 2021
  • Paper 1 Analysis: 8 Marks
  • Paper 2 Analysis: 6 Marks
  • GATE Computer Science Engineering 2020
    • Paper Analysis: 6 Marks
  • GATE Computer Science Engineering 2019
    • Paper Analysis: 9 Marks
  • GATE Computer Science Engineering 2018
    • Paper Analysis: 7 Marks
  • GATE Computer Science Engineering 2017
    • Paper-1 Analysis: 6 Marks
    • Paper-2 Analysis: 5 Marks
  • GATE Computer Science Engineering 2016
    • Paper-1 Analysis: 10 Marks
    • Paper-2 Analysis: 10 Marks
  • GATE Computer Science Engineering 2015
    • Paper-1 Analysis: 6 Marks
    • Paper-2 Analysis: 8 Marks
    • Paper-3 Analysis: 8 Marks

Important Topics

  • Topics Covered in 2021: TCP protocol, Application Layer protocols,IPV4, Cryptography
  • Topics Covered in 2020: Transport layer, IP addressing, Routing Algorithm
  • Topics Covered in 2019: Application layer, Subnetting, Switches and Network Security.
  • Topics covered in 2018: IPv4 protocols, TCP protocol, Application Layer protocols, Congestion control in TCP, Flow control policies in LAN, fragmentation
  • Topics covered in 2017: TCP Client-server, Stop and wait; CRC polynomial; data link layer; hamming code (error correction)
  • Topics covered in 2016: Token Rings; Stop & Wait; Datalink Layer Protocol; Applications Layer 
  • Topics Covered in 2015: The data link layer, TCP/IP, UDP and Socket, IPV4, Cryptography, Application Layer

We hope this analysis will be useful to prepare Computer Networks. Aspirants can analyze and list down the important and most frequently asked topics from the above analysis so that you can have a better idea regarding the pattern of the GATE examination to crack it.


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