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Which Semester Is The Toughest? Why?

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #ExamPrep on Apr 22, 2012
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Apr 22, 2012
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This question is for all our CS/IT engineering students. Which semester do they think it the toughest and why? Is there any particular subject/group of subjects they think is the most difficult or it there any other reason?

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Whats In Name
Whats In Name 路 Apr 22, 2012
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I think,the semester with subjects-Microprocessor,Theory of Automata and DBMS is the most interesting and at the same time tough as well.This group of subjects,at starting,seems so elusive,maybe because they are different from the subjects we study in previous semesters.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar 路 Apr 22, 2012
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I find 1st sem is hardest. 1st time we have learned, how to adjust and study at last moment of exams.馃槰.I still remember the faces of my friends in 1st sem exams, specially in Mechanical paper.
Most problem with the subjects in which it is unpredictable that what kind of paper we are going to face, theory or numerical like DAA, computer architecture, Networks etc....
I find most interesting subjects are Operating systems, Automata by Cohen and Object oriented and programming.
manishks
manishks 路 Apr 22, 2012
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I am in 4th sem and i find 4th sem to be toughest. We have microprocessors and computer organisation. At first its difficult to understand these subjects but then when you start understanding them they become very intresting. 馃榾
Pensu
Pensu 路 Apr 22, 2012
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I think 3rd-4th semester are toughest. In 1st and 2nd semester we had subjects syncing with 12th studies, you know like physics, maths, introduction to programming, basic electronics etc. But as 3rd semester came, things went high, actual study started and then you have to adjust yourself. After that you adapt the system.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Apr 22, 2012
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Looking forward to more responses. I'm quite sure we've a large pool of computer engineers 馃榾
nareshkumar6539
nareshkumar6539 路 Apr 23, 2012
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I completed my engineering from JNTU hyderbad affilcated college.For me every semister is toughest because every semister atlest 2 subjects are toughest.Most toughest subject for me in my engineering is Software Engineering
2-1 Computer Organization,DBMS
2-2 Microprocessor,Principle Of communication
3-1 Computer Networks ,os,DAA
3-2 information security, nueral networks
4-1 all subjects are tough subjects
PraveenKumar Purushothaman
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Guys, tough of all!!! Probability and Queuing theory in Semester 4 for CSE!!! I would never say that DSP a.k.a. Degree Stopping Paper a.k.a. Digital Signal Processing is really tough... Seriously I don't understand, why people had named it so... At the first attempt I got 78! 馃槢
PS: I never attended a DSP class in the college. 馃槢
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare 路 Apr 29, 2012
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I only found the third semester tough. And the only reason was a subject called 'Mathematics-3'. 馃槙 The syllabus had all sorts of Integration and Derivation related formulae, which I found really difficult to recall during the exams.

Speaking of which, I wonder why don't they just let us keep formula sheets during the theory exams? What is the use of mugging up formulae? The technique is where the focus should be on.
sookie
sookie 路 May 1, 2012
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AbraKaDabra
I only found the third semester tough. And the only reason was a subject called 'Mathematics-3'. 馃槙 The syllabus had all sorts of Integration and Derivation related formulae, which I found really difficult to recall during the exams.

Speaking of which, I wonder why don't they just let us keep formula sheets during the theory exams? What is the use of mugging up formulae? The technique is where the focus should be on.
I guess if you know the derivation, you need not to mug up the formula,you will remember it.

I guess first semester was difficult for me when we had mainly Electrical & Electronics related subjects.
sparsh jain
sparsh jain 路 May 10, 2012
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i m 4th yr(7th sem) student of CSE branch
i m truly saying that SPT, microprocessor, Artificial intelligence, embedded system, theory of automata, digital signal processing, computer organisation compiler design are the toughest subject in computer science engineering...
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 May 17, 2012
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Great responses, keep them coming 馃榾
imgopi
imgopi 路 May 18, 2012
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nareshkumar6539
I completed my engineering from JNTU hyderbad affilcated college.For me every semister is toughest because every semister atlest 2 subjects are toughest.Most toughest subject for me in my engineering is Software Engineering
2-1 Computer Organization,DBMS
2-2 Microprocessor,Principle Of communication
3-1 Computer Networks ,os,DAA
3-2 information security, nueral networks
4-1 all subjects are tough subjects
............Hi friend but in opinion 4-1 is very easy compared with all
bigbaby
bigbaby 路 May 21, 2012
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I did it under VTU, Karnataka and I find 2nd year the toughest. 3rd year is okay but not easy though.
Neeraj Sharma
Neeraj Sharma 路 May 22, 2012
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I did't find a whole semester tough.In fact, there were few subjects that made it that way.
Electronic Devices and Circuits
Embedded Systems
Microprocessors and Inerfacing
Advanced Computer Architecture.
As you can see I am not a big fan of Electronics 馃槢
But the plus point was that in each of these semesters there was one programming language or other that made it comfortable for me.. I love programming 馃槢
sparsh jain
sparsh jain 路 Dec 4, 2012
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i m in 8th semester, according to me compiler construction, theory of automata r the toughest subject in computer science and all other subjects are intresting...
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj 路 Dec 8, 2012
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Most student's find transforms difficult the sem dominated by transforms is often the most difficult for most students
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj 路 Dec 8, 2012
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Nick_Sharma
I did't find a whole semester tough.In fact, there were few subjects that made it that way.
Electronic Devices and Circuits
Embedded Systems
Microprocessors and Inerfacing
Advanced Computer Architecture.
As you can see I am not a big fan of Electronics 馃槢
But the plus point was that in each of these semesters there was one programming language or other that made it comfortable for me.. I love programming 馃槢
For a computer geek electronics is like torment I find Data structures the most horrid subject of the lot But all of electronics is more or less simple for me
max0077
max0077 路 Jan 2, 2013
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The_Big_K
This question is for all our CS/IT engineering students. Which semester do they think it the toughest and why? Is there any particular subject/group of subjects they think is the most difficult or it there any other reason?
i think 1st and 2nd semesters are the hardest one because they are first step of engg. and there is nothing related to computer science and there are subjects like basic mechanical engineering ,engineering mechanics ,basic civil engineering and this kind of other subjects ;we don't use these in future ever..
rashmi_rajawat
rashmi_rajawat 路 Jan 28, 2013
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no doubt last sem
subjects! u can always deal with them, your dream job can take shit load of efforts...馃槢
Smriti Jha
Smriti Jha 路 Jan 30, 2013
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Engineering Maths-III was a total nightmare. 4-5th sem was the toughest period for me. Maybe because it's the transition period from amateur to virtuoso.
engineer zaroor banunga
engineer zaroor banunga 路 Nov 14, 2015
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for those people who find maths always difficult for them,please practice maths very much,lots of time must be invested in it,then and then only you can solve it,other subjects depend upon your personal choice,some find the programming one's are difficult but you can clear the subjects by just studying the theory part,some find electronics related subjects to be difficult but again the theory part(i.e the non-numerical part) can do the magic.but finally don;t mess with maths coz almost 80% of the crowd don't know how to solve it.good luck
Anup Saha
Anup Saha 路 Mar 14, 2016
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I am in 2nd Semester.
HELp me to prepare early and get selected in campus.
usaid kalsekar
usaid kalsekar 路 Mar 14, 2016
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according to me , 2nd sem is the thoughest because we got subjects like (programming in c)etc ..which are new and very hard to understand at that level.
but 3rd sem is also knows as the hardest of all time just because of maths#3 in it.
but don't worry buddy everything is easy and fine if you study.. ;-)...
Kumar Hemjeet
Kumar Hemjeet 路 Mar 14, 2016
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None dude !! its ur choice how u deal with it !!
Goutam Sharma
Goutam Sharma 路 Mar 16, 2016
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sir,
i want to ask that i score 50% in 10 and 60% in 12 and 61% in B.TECH so through cdac i have any issue to sit in top MNC companies like TCS, IBM, Accenture etc please give me the answer for this if i am in course of bigdataa
Murali krishna Gangineni
Murali krishna Gangineni 路 Mar 19, 2016
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I felt my 5th sem to be very tough which contains subjects of "OS, DBMS, Computer Graphics, Theory of computations". The next toughest semester is 6th sem which consists of "Analysis & Design f algorithms", "Compiler Design" etc.
Asif97
Asif97 路 Jul 12, 2016
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How is eccf subject?
Sem 3 ..
Mumbai university!!
Asif97
Asif97 路 Jul 12, 2016
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What abt ECCf ?
Sem 3 subject..
Comp engg
MU
KSPtechsavvy
KSPtechsavvy 路 Nov 17, 2016
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Hello, I am currently in the 7th semester and in the first six semesters I will say that networks related subjects are tough as lot of mugging and lots of theory. Other than networks, automata is also hard. Microprocessor related subjects are tough as well. A whole semester is never tough, it is one or two subjects which are tough in every semester.
KSPtechsavvy
KSPtechsavvy 路 Nov 23, 2016
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rashmi_rajawat
no doubt last sem
subjects! u can always deal with them, your dream job can take shit load of efforts...馃槢
How can last semester be tough? In fact last semester has only four subjects and checking is also light compared to previous years. Previous semesters have five to six subjects. Comparatively workload in last semester is less as there are less subjects.
Dhana lakshmi
Dhana lakshmi 路 Dec 7, 2016
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Actually. At my junior college I belong to biology group. Thn I joined in IT. So for me 1st semester. Omg on my 1st programming paper. I won't forget tat day. I just when and think about my life. but crazy I got 's' grade. Woowwww鉂
Suraj Jaiswal
Suraj Jaiswal 路 Feb 7, 2017
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The first 2 semester of the cse are most difficult and find it difficult too.Even I have found on the most visited websites having the same cause.
Durgesh Srivastava
Durgesh Srivastava 路 Dec 30, 2019
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I am in CSE, so for me the first semester is tough semester. Mainly overall first year tough In first year we learn the new things .It takes time to understood. Subject like Maths,Physics in Ist semester have tough syllabus.

Mohana Chandra
Mohana Chandra 路 Dec 30, 2019
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I feel my 5th semester tough , due to a subject called "Cryptography".聽?

I could understand the basics and simple topics. But i felt difficulty in understanding some topics like AES, Hash functions etc.

Jai Patel
Jai Patel 路 Dec 30, 2019
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All semesters are the toughest if we fail to open out books and also fail to attend lectures. No particular semester can be said to be easy as there are often two or more subjects or two or more topics which are really important and often students do not understand the same or plan out to leave for option.聽

And so all semesters are toughest. :)聽

Vinay Mishra
Vinay Mishra 路 Dec 30, 2019
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2nd year, I think. It's because most of core subjects are in third and fourth semester of engineering. For Computer science the subjects like data structures, operating system and databases are in third and fourth semester. These are the semesters where you have to concentrate properly. I'm not saying that these subjects are tough but you have to take it seriously.

supriya VN gowda
supriya VN gowda 路 Jan 20, 2020
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I think first year is little tough than all semesters because i found difficult in civil engineering and electronics. And i found difficulty with microprocessor and computer organisation because both are like opposite subjects for learning and we had both subjects in same semester so i found them difficulty in that. In third sem and sixth sem data structures, compiler design i found difficulty.

When i attended my interviews many interviewers asked me questions on mysql, software engineering, linux, algorithms and analog and digital questions, and microprocessor questions. Its better to concentrate more on these subjects for job perspective. It's for IT background people, i don't have much knowledge on other branches.聽

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Swarup Pan
Swarup Pan 路 Jan 20, 2020
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If you are talking about CS branch in B.Tech then I guess 5th and 6th semester are the toughest and most important of them all.

In 5th and 6th semester we get the subjects like Java, OS, Networking, DBMS etc. These are the subjects which are the building blocks of Computer Science. These subjects also help you to get a good knowledge about computer as well as a good job.

Noothan Kumar
Noothan Kumar 路 Jan 21, 2020
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see doing engineering is not an easy thing and the other thing that comes up in the mind is which one is toughest sem in the engineering though. Well to be very frank if your skills are good you will get through your studies but certain hindrances like attendance criteria, assignments issue, these all makes your like tougher than the usual. Although girls are pretty much good at it but we boys are like no to this crap. So, in order to get away from those things you just have to decide whether what to do in the engineering. Make your short term and long term goal and stick to the plan accordingly you will do great

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