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Compiler Design – GATE CSE Previous Year Questions

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Solving GATE Previous Year’s Questions (PYQs) not only clears the concepts but also helps to gain flexibility, speed, accuracy, and understanding of the level of questions generally asked in the GATE exam, and that eventually helps you to gain good marks in the examination. Previous Year Questions help a candidate practice and revise for GATE, which helps crack GATE with a good score. 

Compiler Design Previous Year GATE Questions help in analyzing the question pattern of a subject and marking scheme as well as it helps in time management which overall increases the score in the GATE exam. With regular practice of PYQs, candidates can easily crack GATE with a good GATE Score.

Before 2006, questions asked in GATE were mainly theoretical, but in recent years, the questions asked were multiple-choice questions with a single correct option or multiple correct options. We are looking to provide the multiple-choice questions that are asked in GATE.

Compiler Design GATE Previous Year Questions

In this article, we are mainly focusing on the Compiler Design GATE Questions that are asked in Previous Years with their solutions, and where an explanation is required, we have also provided the reason.

In Compiler Design, we will deal with the following concepts. We have also provided GATE Previous Year’s Questions on these topics. Here is the list of those topics along with their links.

Below mentioned are the links to the Compiler Design PYQ’s pages. On each page, you will get the questions asked in CD along with the years asked.

GATE CD Previous Year Questions
Compiler Theory | Set 1, 2

Also, here we are going to discuss some basic PYQs related to Compiler Design.

1. Which one of the following statements is FALSE? [GATE CSE 2018]

(A) Context-free grammar can be used to specify both lexical and syntax rules

(B) Type checking is done before parsing

(C) High-level language programs can be translated into different Intermediate Representations

(D) Arguments to a function can be passed using the program stack

Solution: Correct answer is (B)

For more, refer to GATE | GATE CS 2018 | Question 19.

2. In a compiler, keywords of a language are recognized during [GATE CSE 2011]

(A) parsing the program

(B) the code generation

(C) the lexical analysis of the program

(D) dataflow analysis

Solution: Correct answer is (C)

For more, refer to GATE CS 2011 | Question 1.

3. Which data structure in a compiler is used for managing information about variables and their attributes? [GATE CSE 2010]

(A) Abstract Syntax Tree

(B) Symbol Table

(C) Semantic Stack

(D) Parse Table

Solution: Correct answer is (B)

For more, refer to GATE | GATE CS 2010 | Question 13.

4. Match all items in Group 1 with the correct options from those given in Group 2. [GATE CSE 2009]

Group 1  Group 2
P. Regular expression1. Syntax Analysis
Q. Pushdown automata 2. Code Generation
R. Dataflow analysis 3. Lexical Analysis
S. Register allocation4. Code Optimization

(A) P-4, Q-1, R-2, S-3

(B) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2

(C) P-3, Q-4, R-1, S-2

(D) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-3

Solution: Correct answer is (B)

For more, refer to GATE | GATE-CS-2009 | Question 17.

5. Type-checking is normally done during [GATE CSE 1998]

(A) Lexical Analysis

(B) Syntax Analysis

(C) Syntax-directed translation

(D) Code Optimization

Solution: Correct answer is (C)

For more, refer to Aptitude | GATE CS 1998 | Question 27.

GATE CSE Previous Year Question Papers

These previous year’s questions help you in understanding the question patterns followed by GATE that directly help a candidate in scoring good marks in GATE. Below are the mentioned links of year-wise GATE Previous Question Papers.

20232023 Paper2023 Answer Keys
20222022 Paper2022 Answer Keys
20212021 Set 1 Paper2021 Set 1 Key
2021 Set 2 Paper2021 Set 2 Key
20202020 Paper2020 Keys
20192019 Paper2019 Keys
20182018 Paper2018 Keys
20172017 Set 1 Paper2017 Set 1 Keys
2017 Set 2 Paper2017 Set 2 Keys
20162016 Set 1 Paper2016 Set 1 Keys
2016 Set 2 Paper2016 Set 2 Keys
20152015 Set 1 Paper2015 Set 1 Keys
2015 Set 2 Paper2015 Set 2 Keys
2015 Set 3 Paper2015 Set 3 Keys
20142014 Set 1 Paper2014 Set 1 Keys
2014 Set 2 Paper2014 Set 2 Keys
2014 Set 3 Paper2014 Set 3 Keys
20132013 Paper2013 Keys
20122012 Paper2012 Keys
20112011 Paper2011 Keys

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