GATE 2018 - How to Prepare for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)?

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GATE 2018 - How to Prepare for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)?

GATE 2018 - How to Prepare for Electronics and CommunicationGATE 2018 - How to Prepare for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)? If you are looking for the answer to this question,then stop right here, right now! We, at, Careers360 have compiled suggestions, tips and guidelines from GATE toppers and experts to help you with our answers on how to prepare for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) in GATE 2018. The preparation tips in this article have been provided keeping in mind the syllabus of GATE ECE, the difficulty level of the exam, paper pattern, the analysis of previous year's GATE question papers and the stress candidates must be going through. The books by famous authors of subjects related to Electronics and Communication Engineering form a major part of preparation tips for GATE 2018 ECE exam. These books will help the candidates clear and revise their concepts over and over again before appearing for the exam on February 3, 4, 10, 11, 2018. GATE 2018 preparation tips for Electronics and Communication Engineering will serve as a saviour for candidates from last minute panic attacks. Read the full article below to save yourself from getting one.

  • Identify and improve on your weak areas
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The big question is answered below:

 

How to Prepare for GATE 2018 Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)?

 

While preparing for GATE ECE 2018 exam, you need to follow certain mantras that will not only make your life easy but will help you dodge away stress, tension, burden and pressure brewing around you in those days.

  • Make or break a schedule: We all know that cracking GATE exam is not a cake walk. So, if you really want to get through the exam, either make a schedule if you feel its keeps you on your toes and or choose to break your schedule according to your convenience, take breaks and study only when you feel like because playing with time is a risky thing to do. If you are preparing for GATE 2018 while working or preparing for GATE without coaching, then you better pull up your socks as early as possible.

  • Follow GATE 2018 Syllabus religiously: GATE 2018 Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) must be followed during your preparation like a holy book. Refer to GATE Syllabus 2018 for Electronics and Communication Engineering section-wise, as given below.

  • Section 1- Engineering Mathematics

  • Section 2- Networks, Signals and Systems

  • Section 3- Electronic Devices

  • Section 4- Analog Circuits

  • Section 5- Digital Circuits

  • Section 6- Control Systems

  • Section 7- Communications

  • Section 8- Electromagnetics

  • Take a peek at GATE previous year paper's analysis: It is always better to jump in the war zone prepared. Candidates are, therefore, advised to refer to the previous year's GATE question papers to know the exam pattern, difficulty level of the exam, type and nature of the questions and ratio of topics covered in the exam.

  • Books are your best friends: In this crucial hour of your preparation for GATE 2018, nobody will help you as much as good books will. You should know what are the best books for GATE EC, while preparing for the exam. Don't leave their side during your GATE 2018 preparation for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), rather refer to the list of books by renowned authors given in the table below.

GATE 2018 Reference Books for ECE with Author's Name

S.No.

Reference Books for ECE

Authors

1

General Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude by CAT by Arun Sharma,

Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Agarwal

2

Control System

Control Systems Engineering by Norma Nise

Control Systems by Nagarath and Gopal
NPTEL Video lectures by M. Gopal

3

Network

Network Theory by Alexander Sadiku

Circuit Theory by A.Chakraborty
Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg

4

Electronic Devices

Electronic Devices and Circuits by Millman & Halkias,

Semiconductor Physics And Devices by Donald A. Neamen,
Solid state electronic devices by Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee

5

Signal Systems

Digital Signal Processing by S.K Mitra, Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi, Signals & Systems By Alan V. Oppenheim

6

Analog Circuits

Analog Electronics, Electronics devices and circuits – Donald A Neaman,

Microelectronics Circuits by Sedra & Smith, Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Robert L Boylestad & Nashelsky, Pulse and Digital Electronics by Millman and Taub

7

Digital System

Digital Logic and Computer Design by M.Morris Mano, Digital circuits and design by Salivahanan or Fundamentals of digital systems by Anandkumar, Digital Electronic Principles and applications by Ronald J. Toccii, Pearson Publications

8

Electromagnetics

Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O. Sadiku
Network lines and fields by J.D ryder (Transmission lines part)

Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems by Jordon and ballmain
Antenna Theory by Balanis
NPTEL Lectures by Prof. R. Shevgaonkar

9

Communication System

Analog and Digital Communication System by Simon Haykin,
Principle of Communication System by Taub& Schillings,
Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi,
Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy and Davis (just the Noise chapter)

10

MCQ book

Gate ECE by R.K Kanodia

11

Maths

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by R. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar – Narosa Publications

Higher Engineering mathematics by Dr. B.S Grewal

 

  • Wake up and sleep with GATE Sample Papers: Candidates appearing in GATE 2018 exam for ECE must follow this rule of solving one sample paper of GATE daily when they start their study for the day and one, when they are calling for a wrap. This exercise will help candidates to improve their speed, efficiency, time management skills and understanding of concepts. Candidates should try and solve as many GATE sample papers as they can in a day.

  • Detoxify yourself: Believe or not, but this will be needed. Follow some quick and easy tricks to stay active, happy and de-stressed in your preparation days:

  • Don't start studying with an anxious mind. Nothing will be go in your head, it will bounce back.

  • Try and practise yoga or other meditation tricks to relax your mind and go easy with it. DON'T OVERBURDEN IT!

  • Make a list of important formulaes and paste it on a wall so that you can recall them each time you pass that wall.

  • Take naps and strolls in your study schedule. They will refresh you.

Study well, crack the exam and don't forget to share your victories with us. All the best!

 

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First Published On : 08 Aug 2017 11:34 AM IST
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