GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ECE by GateForum
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GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ECE by GateForum - Candidates seeking admission to M.Tech courses can check the paper analysis of GATE 2018 for ECE by GateForum. GATE ECE paper has been conducted on February 10 in a single session (forenoon session). By going through the GATE 2018 paper analysis for ECE by GateForum, the candidate will be able to know about the difficulty level of the GATE exam, topics covered, and number of questions from specific topics, which will in turn give the candidate an idea about his/her chances of getting a good rank. The GATE paper analysis 2018 for ECE by GateForum will include information like topics-wise questions asked and the marks carried by those questions. Careers360 will bring you the GATE 2018 paper analysis for ECE by GateForum after the conclusion of the entrance exam for EC paper.

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A national-level post-graduate exam, GATE 2018 is being conducted in online mode on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018 for 23 papers.

 

Before checking the in-depth exam analysis of ECE paper, take a look at GATE 2018 exam pattern.

  • The GATE ECE question paper will include total 65 questions of 100 marks.

  • Test duration will be 3 hours.

  • Question type will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

  • Also, the question paper will have three sections – Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude, and subject-specific section.

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GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ECE by GateForum

 

The question paper analysis for GATE 2018 is available now

 

GATE ECE Analysis

Topics

1-Mark

2-Mark

Total No of Questions

Engineering Mechanics

5

5

10

General Aptitude

5

5

10

Networks

2

3

5

EDC

3

3

6

Analog

3

4

7

Digital Circuits

3

4

7

Electromagnetics

2

3

5

 

Previous Year GATE Paper Analysis for ECE by GateForum (Session 2)

 

The GATE 2017 ECE question paper was dominated by formula based questions. Also, there were more questions from topics like Signals and Systems, while there was fewer questions from Networks and EMT, compared to GATE 2016. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate.

 

GATE ECE Paper Analysis by GateForum (Session 2) - 2017

S.No.

Topics

1-Mark

2-Mark

Total No of Questions

Questions asked from

1

Engineering Mechanics

3

5

8

-

2

Networks

2

2

4

Basics of Networks, RLC circuits, Thevenins theorem

3

Electronic Devices

2

4

6

MOSFET, BJT, P-N junction diodes, MOS capacitor, solar cell

4

Analog Circuits

4

4

8

MOSFET, diode circuits, BJT, voltage reference circuits

5

Digital Circuits

3

3

6

MUX, DRAM, PMOS, full adder, PLA, FSM

6

Signals and Systems

2

5

7

LTI systems, Sampling theorem and interpolation of signals

7

Control Systems

3

2

5

State space analysis, compensators, transfer function, Nyquist plot,

feedback control systems

8

Communication

3

3

6

PCM, channel capacity, random process, phase modulation, amplitude

modulation

9

Electromagnetics

3

2

5

Electric and magnetic fields, VSWR, plane waves, fibre optics, wave guides

10

Verbal Ability

3

2

5

-

11

Numerical Ability

2

3

5

-

GATE Paper Analysis for ECE by GateForum (Session 1)

 

Like in session 2,  the question paper of session 1 also included more formula based questions. Weightage-wise, Communications and Electromagnetics carried less weightage compared to topics like Digital circuits and Signals & systems. The question paper was overall moderate difficulty level.

 

GATE ECE Paper Analysis by GateForum (Session 1) - 2017

S.No.

Topics

1-Mark

2-Mark

Total No of Questions

Questions asked from

1

Engineering Mechanics

4

5

9

-

2

Networks

1

2

3

AC analysis, transient analysis, Basics of networks

3

Electronic Devices

3

4

7

Diodes, Region of operation, diffusion and drift current

4

Analog Circuits

3

3

6

Op-amp, Miller capacitance, Schmitt trigger

5

Digital Circuits

3

4

7

Sequential circuits, FSM, Boolean algebra, Microprocessor (8085,

instruction set)

6

Signals and Systems

4

4

8

LTI systems, Fourier series, Continuous time Fourier transform

7

Control Systems

3

3

6

RH criterion, steady state error, TDA, Nyquist plot, compensators

8

Communication

3

2

5

ISI, random variables, DBCM, FSK

9

Electromagnetics

1

3

4

Polarization, wave equation, optical fibre, radars

10

Verbal Ability

3

1

4

-

11

Numerical Ability

2

4

6

-

GATE Cutoff for ECE

 

To be eligible for admission to M.TECH programmes, candidates will have to score the category-wise GATE qualifying cutoff marks. Candidates can check the previous years’ qualifying marks of GATE from the table below:

 

Previous Year GATE Qualifying Cutoff

Year

General

OBC-NCL

SC/ST/PH

2017

25.00

22.50

16.60

2016

25

22.5

16.6

2015

25

22.5

16.67

2014

25.56

23.01

17.04

2013

25

22.25

16.67

The result of GATE 2018 will be announced on March 17. However, the GATE score cards will be available only from March 20 onwards till May 31. IIT Guwahati is the conducting body of GATE 2018.

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