How to prepare for the UGC NET Computer Science?

I qualified the UGC NET in Computer Science in December, 2018.
Well, I was also in the same dilemma when I was preparing for the UGC NET  Computer Science and GATE Computer Science.
For preparing well and thoroughly, You have to prepare yourself  according to the previous years question papers. Don't get bother about the syllabus provided by the UGC or GATE administration.
In this post i will share the strategy you need for the second paper that is computer science subject.
For the first paper, You can follow this link." Tips for the first paper. "

Steps that you must follow:

  1. Download and take a print out of the syllabus.
  2. Start reading standard books for the all the different subjects. If you don't have books, you can download the eBooks from the internet. Below i have provide the sources of all the ebooks from where you download the eBooks.
  3. If you are not good at reading the books like me, You can study each topic from the YouTube according to the syllabus.  Make sure you side by side also prepare hand written notes. It is better to maintain different notebook for the different subject, because hand written helps us at the revision time.
  4. Now it is the time to solve previous years papers. You can purchase a book provide by the Made Easy which contains all the previous year solved questions. You can also download the eBook. Here is the link provided.
  5. Now it is time to solve previous years gate papers. You can get Gate question from  www.gateoverflow.com
  6. Now more and more revision is required only. Keep revising the hand written material and keep solving previous year questions.
Here you can download the PDF file containing all the previous years questions with explanations.

You can download the PDF ( eBooks) for the different subjects.

  1. Discrete Structure     Download
  2. Computer Arithmetic       Download
  3. Programming in C and C++      Download
  4. Relational database design and SQL      Download
  5. Data and file Structure      Download
  6. Computer Network       Download       Also try this : http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072967757/student_view0/index.html
  7. System Software       Download
  8. Operating System(with Case study of UNIX)       Download
  9. Software engineering      Download
  10. Current Trends and Technologies       Download
  11. Design and Analysis of Algorithm        Download
  12. Theory of Computation        Download
  13. Computer Graphics        Download
When you think that you are fully prepared, the following terms must be at your fingers. I wrote all these terms as an index when i was preparing. It helped me to revise the topics very easily. I have written these terms in short form. The students who are well prepared will get these terms very easily.

Subject: Discrete mathematics


  • What is Proposition?
  • Implication, equivalence, (bidirectional) converse, inverse, contrapositive.
  • Rules of inferences (modus pones, tulles,  hyothotivelpyllog, disgonativesyllog, addition, simplification?
  • logic operators(5)?
  • Quantifiers, negation of quantifiers, skolemization?
  • Horn clause, definite clause, goal clause?
  • If X unless Z then Y:?
  • Vacuous proof, trivial proof, indirect proof?
  • Duality?
  • Real no, integers, natural, whole no, positive integer?
  • Set
  • Function: domain, co-domain, range, type of function(injective, surjective, bijectives)?
  • Inverse?
  • Cartesian product, relation,function?
  • No of binary relation                                                  ?
  • Invertable function, one-to-one correspondence?
  • Composition of find f and g=fog=f(g(n))?
  • Types of relation?
  • Total no of reflexive relation over the set of n elements                  ?
  • Probability (h), 
  • Symmetric difference= (a-b)U(b-a)?
  • Graph theory
  • Domain and ranges:

 TOC



  • Regular grammar, (CFG)
  • Lang, grammar, automate?
  • Basic classification of language?
  • Data structure of different automate?
  • Alphabet, symbol, string, lang, ?
  • Grammar (4 types)?
  • Finite automate and types?
  • Clauses properties of language?
  • Compliment of DFA?
  • Families of lang?
  • Check whether lang is a particular lang or not?
  • Elimination of unit product, useless symbols?
  • Set, subset, proper subset, super  set?
  • Star clauses(*), positive clauses(+)?
  • Two equipment grammar?
  • Extended hierarchy of language?
  • Right and left linear grammar, check is it RG?
  • NFA to DFA?
  • Compliment of regular expression?
  • Homomorphism?
  • Right quotient?
  • Pumping lemma(used for(FL, RL, linear)define it for RL,CFL, linear lang?
  •  Turing machine is complex?
  • PDA can behave like a TM by assigning stacks?
  • No of different FM with n state and m inputs()=                         ?
  • CFL definition, derivation tree or pass tree, type of CFG, D-PDA, NPDA, ambiguous grammar?

Computer ArithmeticCG


  • Conversions, floating conversion?
  • Floating point representation?
  • Ist,2’s, 9’.,10’Compliments?
  • Symbols:
  • Laws: associativity, commutative, demorgans, distribute tree, identity, idempotent, absorption, domains four?
  • Canonical/standard form, minterm /maxterm?
  • Types of encodes?
  • K-map?
  • Shift-register, types of SR, register?
  • adders?
  • Combinational circuit: HA, FA, HS, FS, Mux, demux, encoder, decoder?
  • Types of flip flops; characteristics equation?
  • Sequential circuit?
  • Signed magnitude representation?
  • Negated/bubbled gate?
  • Semi conductor memory?
  • Universal gate: NAND, NOR, Mux?
  • Architecture of CPU?
  • Auxiliary memory-hierarchy?
  • Microprocessor, micro controller, operation types in microprocessor?
  • Logic families, characteristics?
  • Logic gates; buffer gate, XOR, commutative gate, associative gates?
  • Register and counts?
  • Bi-polar and unipolar logic families?
  • Different types of microprocessor?
  • Structure table of 8085, 5 types of flag?
  • Addressing modes in 8085?
  • Instruction set in 8085?
  • Structure table of 8086?
  • Instruction: Shr, DAD, LHLD?
  • Weighted code (BCD-8421 Code, 2421), non-set code(grey code, excces-3 code)?
  • Self-complementing code (BCD, Excces-3 code, 2421)?
  • Write through, write around, around back?
  • Horizontal and vertical microprogramming?
  • Interrupts in 8086?
  • Addressing mode in 8086?
  • Addition excess-3 code?


  • CRT, bitmaps?
  • Projection?
  • Line drawing y-y1=m(x-x1)?
  • Line drawing algos: direct method, simple DDA, bresenhim algo?
  • Scan converting a circle:mid-point, bresenhim algo?
  • Homogeneous coordinates of{x,y}?
  • 2-D transformation?
  • x-shearing relatives to reference line y=yref?
  • 3D-transformation?
  • Geometric transformation and coordinate transformation?
  • Cohen sutharlandalgo (TBLR)?
  • Morphing, distortion, half toning, dithering, rendering, error-diffusion, aliasing, anti=aliasing?
  • Equation of straight line=y-y1=m(x-x1)?

  Operating System
  • OS,Type of OS,System call?
  • Process and Program.States of Process and cycle?
  •  Schedulers, Dispatcher,Degree of multi-programming?
  • Schedulling Algorithm:FCFS,SJF,SRTF,RR,Priority,Convey effort,Starvation
  • Mutual Exclusion,ME Devices(Semaphores,Locks-Unlocks).
  • Process Synchronization.
  • Virtual Memory also known ass Demand Paging.
  • Logical Addresses and physical Addresses.
  • Contingougs and Non- contigougs memory Allocation,paging,segmentation,First Fit,Best Fit,Worst Fit.
  • Deadlock:Condition deadlock Prevention and Deadlock Avoidance,difference,Safe-state,Unsafe state,Deadlock State.
  • Buffering?
  • Page Replacement Algorithm:FIFO,LRU,OPR,Random Page Replacement,Page Frames,Page Fault,Belady Anemly?
  • Concurrency Control:Time Stamp and lock-based protocols?
  • Disk scheduling algos:FCFS,SSTF,Scan,c-scan,lool scheduling?
  • User-level and Kernel-level thread?
  • Mapping in Cache memor,Conten-Addressable memory?
  • Amadahl’s law speed=1/1-p.
  • Hit Ration Question:H(mm)+1-H(sm).
                                    :H(cache access time)+1-H(cache miss time).
                                    : H(cache access)+m(cache access + mm access).
     :H(TLB+mm)+m(TBL +mm*mm).
  • Multilevel feedback Queue Schedule?
  • Locality of Reference?
  • Thread?
  • Thrashing?
  • Fork,Exec,(2n-1),(2n)?
  • Page Table,TBL,
  • CPU Utilization =1-pn?
  • Wastage Memory due to I.F =NP/2 Bytes.
  • IPC,Shared Memory(Produces-consumer problem)(Bounded Buffer Problem),Message passing/Dining philosophic Problems?
  • Race condition,solution to it?
  • Multilevel Page Table,Inverted Page Table?
  • No. of entries inPage Table,Size of PT?
  • Diety Bit in PT?
  • Optimal Page size=?
  • File Allocation methods,Disk (C,T,S)?
  • requirement to critical section problem?
  • Permission init


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