The authorities of GATE 2022 – IIT Kharagpur, have finally released the GATE syllabus for ECE along with their official brochure for all aspirants. Thousands of candidates are working on creating an effective plan for the exam, and the syllabus will help narrow down the entire course of study material.
In this article, we will discuss in brief, the GATE syllabus for ECE students along with the GATE exam patterns and marking schemes. Read ahead to learn more.
GATE Syllabus for ECE
The syllabus is based mainly on the UG engineering course. The paper will consist of technical questions from the subject as well as aptitude questions. The questions will be divided further into sections: Computer Organisation & Architecture, Digital Logic, Programming & Data Structures, Theory of Computation, Algorithms, Operating System, Compiler Design, Databases & Computer Networks. Feel free to check out the entire GATE syllabus for ECE here and download the PDF. Here is a concise version of the syllabus for you below:
|Exam Sections||GATE Topics|
|Engineering Mathematics||CalculusLinear AlgebraVector AnalysisDifferential EquationsNumerical MethodsComplex AnalysisStatistics and Probability|
|Networks, Signals, and Systems||Discrete-time signalsContinuous-time signalsCircuit analysis|
|Electronic Devices||Carrier transport: drift current, diffusion current, resistivity and mobility, recombination and generation of carriers, Poisson, continuity equations, Zener diode, P-N junction, MOS capacitor, BJT, MOSFET, solar cell, LED, and photodiode. Equilibrium carrier concentration, energy bands in extrinsic and intrinsic semiconductors, indirect and direct band-gap semiconductors.|
|Analog Circuits||Diode circuits: rectifiers, clipping, and clamping.BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: ac coupling, frequency response, biasing, small-signal analysis, differential amplifiers and Current mirrors.Op-amp circuits: Summers, Amplifiers, differentiators, active filters, integrators oscillators, and Schmitt triggers.|
|Digital Circuits||Combinatorial circuits: Minimisation of functions using Boolean identities and Karnaugh map, Boolean algebra, Logic gates, and their static CMOS implementations, code converters, decoders, arithmetic circuits, multiplexers.Number representations: integer, binary, and floating-point-numbers.Sequential circuits: flip-flops and latches, shift registers, counters, finite state machines, propagation delay, critical path delay, setup, and hold time.Data converters: DACs and ADCs, Sample and hold circuits.Semiconductor memories: DRAM, SRAM, ROM.Computer organisation: Addressing modes, Machine instructions, ALU, instruction pipelining, control unit, and data-path.|
|Control Systems||Signal flow graph, Feedback principle, Basic control system components, Block diagram representation, Transfer function, Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems, Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria, Frequency response, Lag, lead and lag-lead compensation, Bode and root-locus plots, Solution of state equation of LTI systems, State variable model.|
|Communications||Analog communications: angle demodulation and modulation, amplitude demodulation and modulation, superheterodyne receivers, spectra of FM and AM.Random processes: Power spectral density, autocorrelation, filtering of random signals through LTI systems, properties of white noise.Digital communications: DPCM, PCM, digital modulation schemes (PSK, ASK, QAM, SK), inter-symbol interference, bandwidth, ML detection, MAP, SNR, matched filter receiver, and BER.Hamming codes, Fundamentals of error correction, CRC.Information theory: mutual information, entropy, and channel capacity theorem.|
|Electromagnetics||Plane waves and properties: refraction and reflection, phase and group velocity, polarisation, skin depth, propagation through various media.Maxwell’s equations: wave equation, boundary conditions, Poynting vector, differential and integral forms and their interpretation. Light propagation in optical fibers, rectangular and circular waveguides, linear antenna arrays, monopole and dipole antennas.Transmission lines: characteristic impedance, equations, impedance transformation, impedance matching, Smith chart, S-parameters.|
GATE Exam Pattern for ECE 2022
To help you understand how you can start preparing for the upcoming exams, the exam pattern that the authorities will follow for GATE this year is given below.
|Mode of Examination||Computer-Based (Online)|
|Duration of the Exam||Total 3 hours|
|Types of Questions||MSQs, MCQs, & NATs (Numerical Answer Type)|
|Total Sections||3 sections|
|Name of Sections||Mathematics, General Aptitude, Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Based Questions|
|Total marks||100 marks|
|Negative marking||For MCQs only|
|Section Type||Distribution of Marks in each Section||Types of Questions||Total Marks|
|General Aptitude||5 questions of 1 mark each. 5 questions of 2 marks each||MCQs||15 marks|
|Engineering Mathematics + Subject Paper (EC)||25 questions of 1 mark each. 30 questions of 2 marks each||MSQs, MCQs, and NAT||85 marks|
We hope that everything is clear to you regarding the GATE exam pattern along with the syllabus for ECE. If you want to pass the GATE exams with flying colors, we advise you to start with your preparations early and make detailed plans for everything. Till then, we wish you all the best for your exams. Ciao!