So you are wondering what are the minimum marks that could help you scrape through the GATE Exam?

Do you want to know the portion of the GATE EE syllabus that you should do which will help you score marks within the cutoff marks to get admission into the M.Tech. program in Electrical Engineering in India?

Then you are on the right page. Let us start off by first taking a look at some numbers that we have obtained.

GATE EE 2022 Syllabus

Find the GATE EE 2022 syllabus in the table below:

Name Sections

Engineering Mathematics

Linear AlgebraCalculus

Differential Equations

Complex Variables

Probability and Statistics

Electric Circuits

Network elements: ideal voltage and current sources, dependent sources, R, L, C, M elements; Network solution methods: KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis; Network Theorems: Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorem; Transient response of dc and ac networks, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, two-port networks, balanced three-phase circuits, star-delta transformation, complex power and power factor in ac circuits.

Electromagnetic Fields

Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss’s Law, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Effect of the dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations, Biot‐Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.

Signals and Systems

Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, shifting and scaling properties, linear time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous and discrete-time periodic signals, sampling theorem, Applications of Fourier Transform for continuous and discrete-time signals, Laplace Transform and Z transform

Electrical Machines

Single-phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three-phase transformers: connections, vector groups, parallel operation; Auto-transformer, Electromechanical energy conversion principles; DC machines: separately excited, series and shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics, speed control of dc motors; Three-phase induction machines: the principle of operation, types, performance, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked-rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Operating principle of single-phase induction motors; Synchronous machines: cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance and characteristics, regulation and parallel operation of generators, starting of synchronous motors; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines

Power Systems

Basic concepts of electrical power generation, ac and dc transmission concepts, Models and performance of transmission lines and cables, Series and shunt compensation, Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution systems, Per‐unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods, Voltage and Frequency Control, Power factor correction, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of overcurrent, differential, directional and distance protection; Circuit breakers, System stability concepts, Equal area criterion, Economic Load Dispatch (with and without considering transmission losses).

Control Systems

Mathematical modelling and representation of systems, Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams and signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady‐state analysis of linear time-invariant systems, Stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, root loci, Lag, Lead and Lead‐Lag compensators; P, PI and PID controllers; State-space model, Solution of state equations of LTI systems, R.M.S. value, average value calculation for any general periodic waveform.

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes, Error analysis

Analog and Digital Electronics

Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; Amplifiers: biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback amplifiers; operational amplifiers: characteristics and applications; single-stage active filters, Sallen Key, Butterworth, VCOs and timers, combinatorial and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, demultiplexers, Schmitt triggers, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters.

Power Electronics

Static V-I characteristics and firing/gating circuits for Thyristor, MOSFET, IGBT; DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost Converters; Single and three-phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers; Voltage and Current commutated Thyristor based converters; Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters; Magnitude and Phase of line current harmonics for uncontrolled and thyristor-based converters; Power factor and Distortion Factor of ac to dc converters; Single-phase and three-phase voltage and current source inverters, sinusoidal pulse width modulation.

Important Topics from GATE EE Syllabus

From these numbers, you can surely gauge that the most important topics for the GATE Electrical Engineering test are Electrical Machines, Analog & Digital Electronics and Electrical circuits and Fields. If a student manages to solve the questions from these topics correctly, then they can safely say that they will be able to get admission into the M.Tech. program of some institute in India in Electrical Engineering.

However, we do not recommend you to study only these topics and go, but we recommend you to give more importance to these topics as they will help you improve your GATE Score and hence a better rank. You should also focus on ac and dc transmission, signals and systems, power electronics, energy and power factors etc.

Gate Exam Cut Off for EE

The qualifying or cutoff marks to get admission into the M.Tech. program for Electrical Engineering in India, through GATE for the various categories, were:

General: 25.10/ 65.00

OBC: 22.50/ 65.00

SC/ ST/ PH: 16.70/ 65.00

Also Read : Can I secure AIR 1 in the GATE? If so, how?

Frequently Asked Questions from GATE EE Syllabus

Below mentioned are some of those important topics of the GATE EE syllabus, from which many questions have been asked previously.

# KCL, KVL and Node and Mesh analysis.

# Resonance.

# Network theorems.

# Two-port networks.

# Transient analysis of first-order circuits.

# Power and power factor in AC circuits.

Questions from Topics that Students Find Difficult in the Test

These are some of the topics from the electrical engineering syllabus for the GATE entrance examination that students often fear. Make a note of these topics and start working hard towards them.

# Transient and steady-state analysis of second-order RLC circuits

# Phasor diagrams

# Magnetically coupled circuits

# Two-port networks

# Laplace transform

Important Things to Keep in Mind

GATE online is a highly competitive test with papers comparatively tougher than other entrance examinations. The EE syllabus comprises many different core topics which genuinely require high focus. To succeed on the exam, one has to work tremendously hard and keep the focus on each section of the paper, mainly ac and dc transmission, energy and power factor etc.

Aspirants must prepare under expert guidance to successfully clear the exam. Here the aim is not only clearing the exam but also holding a good rank that will help in getting admission to top colleges offering higher studies.

There are plenty of books available for the aspirants to refer. They can even watch video tutorials by experts in EE.


Hopefully, the above-mentioned topics and points will help you with your preparation. Give some extra focus on the mentioned topics, practice the frequently asked topics well, give as many mock tests as possible and you will certainly clear the cutoff for GATE Electrical Engineering (EE).

So how do you plan to start the preparation? Comment your thoughts in the comment box below and let us know too!

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