Prepare Electronics and Communications with GATE School
So, Hello to all the GATE Electronics & Communications Engineering aspirants out there. So, In our strife to make a GATE aspirant’s life easier we decided to write this blog post to sum up all that a GATE ECE aspirant would want to know.

GATE opens up a lot of opportunities for candidates who manage to score well in the competition. A few of them include:

  • Get admission into the top M.Tech. Programs in India.
  • job opportunities at PSUs (Public Sector Units)
  • Get admission into a few top Universities abroad. (Read more about it here)

So, whether or not one picks up any of the opportunities that he or she gets by getting a good GATE score. The entire process of preparation for GATE helps a student build a very good aptitude .Also,  gain a significant amount of knowledge about their subjects. Also, This could even inspire some to become problem solvers of tomorrow and turn entrepreneurial! So, Anyway, let’s leave that topic for another day.
Here, the first thing that a GATE ECE aspirant will want to know would be the syllabus, so here you go.  : GATE ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering)Syllabus 2017 
Here,  the link for the General Aptitude Syllabus which is Common for all the streams is given: GATE General Aptitude Syllabus 2017
Now, coming to the cut-off marks for getting selected into an M.Tech. ECE Program in India, following are the marks .

  • General Category: 25.00 / 65.00
  • OBC: 22.50 / 65.00
  • SC/ST/PH: 16.60 / 65.00

Here we have put together for you the weightage of every topic in ECE

Geotechnical Engineering19%
Environmental Engineering15%
Transportation Engineering11%
Fluid Mechanics10%
Strength of Materials8%
Structural Analysis8%
Concrete structures6%
Steel structures3%
So, These values have been obtained by taking the average of the marks allotment per topic. we can see the most to the least important topics that come in the GATE Electronics & Communications Engineering Paper.

Now we will look at the frequently asked and topics holding high weight age

  • Analog Circuits

Frequently asked topics:

  1. Op-Amp and Diode Circuits
  2. DC Biasing
  3. Small Signal Analysis of BJT and FET

High Weightage topics:

  1. Op-Amps
  2. Diode Circuits
  3. BJT and FET Analysis Circuits
  • Signals and Systems

Frequently asked topics:

  1. Basics of Signals and Systems
  2. LTI Systems
  3. Fourier Transform
  4. Z-Transform
  5. Laplace Transform

High Weightage topics:

  1. Convolution
  2. DTFT
  3. Digital Filters
  • Network Theory

Frequently asked topics:

  1. Network analysis using KCL and KVL
  2. Network Theorems
  3. Transient Analysis of First order circuits
  4. Resonance
  5. Two-port Networks

Difficult topics:

  1. Phasor diagrams
  2. Magnetic Coupled circuits
  3. Transient and Steady State analysis of Second order RLC circuits
  • Digital Electronics

Frequently asked topics:

  1. Logic Gates and their CMOS Implementations
  2. Boolean Algebra
  3. Combinational Circuits
  4. Minimization of Functions Using K-Map
  5. Sequential Circuits
  6. Counters

Difficult and important topics:

  1. ADCs and DACs
  2. Memories
  3. Counters
  4. Data Conversion Circuits
  • Control Systems

Frequently asked topics:

  1. Signal Flow Graphs
  2. Time Domain Specifications
  3. Routh-Hurwitz Criteria
  4. Frequency Domain Specifications
  5. Bode Plots
  6. Compensators

Difficult topics:

  1. Root-Locus
  2. Nyquist Plots
  3. State Variable Analysis
  • Electromagnetics

Frequently asked topics:

  1. Electrostatics
  2. EM Waves
  3. Transmission Line

Difficult and important topics:

  1. Antennas
  2. Wave Guides
  3. Basics of RADAR and Optical Fibres
  • Communication

Frequently asked and high weightage topics:

  1. AM, FM
  2. Random Processes
  3. Digital Communications

Important topics:

  1. Information Theory
  2. Inter-Symbol Interference
  • Electronic Devices & Circuits

Frequently asked topics:

  1. Semiconductor Physics
  2. PN Junction
  3. BJT
  4. MOSFET and CMOS

High Weightage topics:

  1. Semiconductors
  2. PN Junction

And now, after collating all this information, prepare a study plan accordingly and follow it.So, You can see this article to help yourself prepare a study plan for yourself.  Study planning and Schedule for GATE Exam Preparation
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So, Have a good time studying, best of luck!

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