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Computer Networks – 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. 

Computer Networks 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.

Computer Networks GATE Previous Year Questions

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

In Computer Networks, 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 Computer Networks PYQ’s pages. On each page, you will get the questions asked in CN along with the years asked.

GATE CN Previous Year Questions
Computer Networks | Set 1, 2
Computer Networks | Set 3
Computer Networks | Set 4
Computer Networks | Set 5
Computer Networks | Set 6
Computer Networks | Set 7
Computer Networks | Set 8
Computer Networks | Set 9
Computer Networks | Set 10

Also, here we are going to discuss some basic PYQs related to Computer Networks.

1. Which one of the following is not a client-server application? [GATE CSE 2010]

(A) Internet Chat

(B) Web Browsing

(C) Email

(D) ping

Solution: Correct answer is (D)

For more, refer to GATE CS 2010 | Question 16.

2. Match the following. [GATE CSE 2007]

(P) SMTP (1) Application layer
(Q) BGP  (2) Transport layer
(R) TCP 3) Data link layer
(S) PPP (4) Network layer
  (5) Physical layer

(A) P-2, Q-1. R-3, S-5

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

(C) P-1, Q-4, R-2, S-5

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

Solution: Correct answer is (B)

For more, refer to GATE | GATE-CS-2007 | Question 70.

3. Choose the best match between Group 1 and Group 2. [GATE CSE 2004]

 Group-1  Group-2 
P. Data Link Layer 1. Ensures reliable transport of data over a physical point-to-point link 
Q. Network layer 2. Encoder/Decoder data for physical transmission
R. Transport layer 3. Allows end-to-end communication between two processes
  4. Routes data from one network node to the next

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

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

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

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

Solution: Correct answer is (A)

For more, refer to GATE | GATE-CS-2004 | Question 15.

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.

Year Paper Keys
2023 2023 Paper 2023 Answer Keys
2022 2022 Paper 2022 Answer Keys
2021 2021 Set 1 Paper 2021 Set 1 Key
2021 Set 2 Paper 2021 Set 2 Key
2020 2020 Paper 2020 Keys
2019 2019 Paper 2019 Keys
2018 2018 Paper 2018 Keys
2017 2017 Set 1 Paper 2017 Set 1 Keys
2017 Set 2 Paper 2017 Set 2 Keys
2016 2016 Set 1 Paper 2016 Set 1 Keys
2016 Set 2 Paper 2016 Set 2 Keys
2015 2015 Set 1 Paper 2015 Set 1 Keys
2015 Set 2 Paper 2015 Set 2 Keys
2015 Set 3 Paper 2015 Set 3 Keys
2014 2014 Set 1 Paper 2014 Set 1 Keys
2014 Set 2 Paper 2014 Set 2 Keys
2014 Set 3 Paper 2014 Set 3 Keys
2013 2013 Paper 2013 Keys
2012 2012 Paper 2012 Keys
2011 2011 Paper 2011 Keys

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Last Updated : 20 May, 2023
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