This year cut-off of MS program at IIT Madras, GATE score should be greater than 600 and UG percentage should be greater than 75%. They shortlisted 231 candidates for written test, which was held on 8th may 2018. Around 160 candidates were present out of 231 candidates. The written exam was started around 2 p.m on the same day. There were 2 papers 1) Objective paper 2) Subjective paper. 1) The objective paper contained 30 questions. Each question of 2 marks and negative marking was there -0.25 for each wrong question. A syllabus is same as GATE syllabus. Each subject contained 3 questions. The level of questions was good than GATE questions (More logical and need a little thinking). 5-7 questions were straightforward. Aptitude section had 5 questions and not easy at all like GATE aptitude. 2) The subjective paper had 2 questions. first one was about to build an algorithm to find all local minimum in given complete binary tree. A second was like a Statement of Purpose “Why do you want to pursue MS at IIT Madras”?