GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ECE by The Gate Academy
Samiksha Jain, 10 Feb 2018, #GATE

GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ECE by The Gate Academy - GATE ECE paper has been conducted by IIT Guwahati on February 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in computer-based mode. Candidates can check the GATE paper analysis 2018 for ECE by The Gate Academy on this page. Through the GATE 2018 paper analysis for ECE by The GATE Academy, candidates can get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked, weightage given to each topic, trends and comparisons with previous year papers. Last year GATE ECE paper was moderate to easy and this year also same is expected. Careers360 brings the GATE 2018 paper analysis for ECE by The GATE Academy here on this page.

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The GATE 2018 is being held in 199 cities across India and 6 cities abroad. Candidates who will qualify the national level Post Graduate entrance examination, GATE, will get admission to M.E./ M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes at IITs, IISc, NITs, GFTIs and other Universities in India.

 

Candidates can check the exam pattern of GATE 2018 before proceeding towards the analysis from the given table below.

 

GATE Exam Pattern

S.No

Particulars

Specification

1

Mode of Exam

computer-based Test (CBT)

2

Time Duration

3 hours

3

SECEtion

It consists of 3 sections

  • General Aptitude (GA)

  • Engineering Mathematics

  • Subject-specific section

4

Number of Questions

Total of 65 questions which includes 10 questions from General Aptitude.

5

Total Marks

100 Marks

6

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

7

Marks Carrying

Questions will have weightage of 1 and 2 marks

8

Negative Marking

1/3 marks to be deducted for incorrect responses in the questions carrying 1 mark. 2/3 marks to be deducted for incorrect responses in the questions carrying a weightage of 2 marks. There is no negative marking for NAT questions.

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GATE 2018 Paper Analysis For ECE by The GATE Academy

 

The GATE 2018 ECE paper analysis by The GATE Academy is available below.

GATE ECE Analysis

 

 

Details of Topic wise Percentage for GATE 2018 EC

S.No

Topics

Percentage wise weightage

1

Network Theory

8%

2

Engineering Mathematics

14%

3

General Aptitude

15%

4

Analog Circuits

8%

5

Communications

9%

6

Electronic Device Circuits

12%

7

Control Systems

8%

8

Signals and Systems

7%

9

Digital Circuits

11%

10

Electromagnetic Theory

8%

GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for EC by The GATE Academy

Topics

Total Questions

Questions asked from

Level of Questions

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

Marks: 6

Marks: 4

Random Variables; Partial Derivative; Taylor’s Series, DOL, Eigen Values, Res Differential Equation

Touch/Easy

14

Network Theory

Marks: 2

Marks: 3

Basic Components and types of circuits; RC Circuits; RLC Circuits

Two Port Networks

Easy

8

Signals and Systems

Marks: 3

Marks: 2

Linearity, Pole-zero NQ camp, FS, DFT

Easy

7

Control Systems

Marks: 2

Marks: 3

Feedback Controllers; State Space, Bode plot TD Analysis

Moderate

8

Analog Circuits

Marks: 2

Marks: 3

Operational Amplifiers ; Trans Imp Amplifier; Small Signal AM Diode; Zener Diode

Easy

8

Digital Circuits

Marks: 3

Marks: 4

FSM, CMOS, LF, MUX, FF, ROM

Moderate

11

Communications

Marks: 1

Marks: 4

AM, Binary Channel; Prob of error, Gaussian Boise HT, RV

Tough

9

Electronic Device Circuits

Marks: 4

Marks: 4

EB; Built in Potential; NMOS, CMOS, IC Fabrications; P-N Junction, Solar cell

Easy

12

Electromagnetic Theory

Marks: 2

Marks: 3

SMIT, Transmission Lines, WG, OI, SD

Easy

8

General Aptitude

Marks: 5

Marks: 5

Filling Blanks, Geometry Numbers, GP, Mixt, CI, Probability

Touch/Easy

15

Total

65

 

 

100

Faculty Feedback

Majority of the question were concept based. General Aptitude (GA) And Maths is Very Easy. Core Subject Questions were 50% easy, 30% medium and 20% tough.

 

Previous Year GATE Paper Analysis for ECE by The GATE Academy Session 2

 

The Gate Academy had done the analysis for the afternoon session of last year GATE ECE paper. As per the analysis done by The Gate Academy, it was highlighted that 80% of the problems were similar to or based on the problems asked in GATE 2016. Not only this, few of the questions in Mechanical were exactly the same as they were asked in GATE 2016. The same case was with Mathematics. However, the overall paper was easy. So candidates who are preparing for GATE 2018 must practice lot of sample papers, last year test series and mock test so that they have strong preparation base.

 

Details of Topics covered Percentage wise for Session 2

S.No

Topics

Percentage wise weightage

1

Network Theory

5%

2

Engineering Mathematics

14%

3

General Aptitude

15%

4

Analog Circuits

7%

5

Communications

3%

6

ElECEtronic Device Circuits

13%

7

Control Systems

9%

8

Signals and Systems

8%

9

Digital Circuits

11%

Detailed GATE ECE Paper Analysis for ECE by The Gate Academy – Session 2

Subject Topics

No. Of Questions

Topics – Questions were asked from

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering

Mathematics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 5

Complex variable (Residue, Complex integral),

Easy

14

Network Theory

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 2

Steady stat analysis, Transient, R-L-C circuit

Tough

6

Signals & Systems

1 marks -2

2 marks - 3

Filter, Sampling theorem, LTI system, Parallel connection

Tough

8

Control Systems

1 marks -3

2 marks - 4

State space analysis, Block diagram, Time

domain analysis, Nyquist plot

Medium

9

Analog Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

Op-amp, Diode circuit, BJT

Medium

7

Digital Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

Adder, FSM, Mux

Medium

0

Communications

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

Channel capacity, PCM, Sampling

Tough

11

Electronic Device

Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

MOS CAP, MOSFET, BJT, PN

Easy

13

Electromagnetic

Theory

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 3

Oblique insistence, electrostatic, Waveguides

Medium

8

General Aptitude

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 5

Passage, Grammar, Time and work, Blood relation, direction, Number system

Easy

15

Total

65

100

Previous Year GATE Paper Analysis for ECEE by The GATE Academy Session 1

 

According to The GATE Academy, last year GATE paper was more of concept based. In the entrance exam, more weightage was given to Mathematics, Signals & Systems, Control System and Digital Circuits. Though questions from Engineering Mathematics, Digital Circuits, and Electronic Device Circuits were found to be slightly, still the rest of the paper was moderate to easy. Candidates can chECEk the details of the topics that were asked last year along with the percentage of questions from the given below table:

Last Year Percentage wise Topics Details for Session 1

S.No.

Topics

Percentage wise weightage

1

General Aptitude

15%

2

Digital Circuits

11%

3

Network Theory

5%

4

Analog Circuits

11%

5

Communications

3%

6

ElECEtronic Device Circuits

9%

7

Control Systems

11%

8

Signals and Systems

13%

9

Engineering Mathematics

15%

10

ElECEtro Magnetic

7%

Detailed GATE ECE Paper Analysis for ECE by The Gate Academy - Session 1

SubjECEt Topics

No. Of Questions

Topics – Questions were asked from

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

 

1 marks - 45

2 marks - 5

Newton Raphson, Taylors Series, Probability,

Calculus, Matrix

Tough

15

Network Theory

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 2

Transient analysis, Steady State Analysis,

Easy

5

Signals & Systems

1 marks -3

2 marks - 4

DTFT, Sampling, Filter, Fourier Series, System

analysis

Medium

13

Control Systems

1 marks -5

2 marks - 3

Nyquist plot, RH criterion, Compensator, Root locus

Easy

11

Analog Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

FET amplifier, BJT Amplifier, Op-amp

Medium

11

Digital Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

Counters, Excitation machine, K-map

Tough

11

Communications

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 1

Random variable, ITC, DTCM

Medium

3

ElECEtronic Device Circuits

 

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

ElECEtric fields, Diode capacitor, MOSFET

Tough

9

ElECEtromagnetic Theory

 

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 3

 

Medium

7

General Aptitude

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 5

Distance time, Probability, Permutation and Combination

Easy

15

Total

65

100

GATE Cutoff for ECE

 

Along with the result, IIT Guwahati will announce the GATE 2018 ECE cutoff. The cutoff of GATE ECE is the minimum marks that a candidate needs to obtain to qualify the entrance exam. What candidates need to keep in mind is that GATE cutoff 2018 will be different for qualifying the entrance exam and to get admission. Institutes that will be offering admission through GATE 2018 will be releasing individual GATE 2018 cutoff. Various factors like, availability of seats, number of applicants appeared for the entrance exam, difficulty level of the exam etc will be taken into consideration while preparing the cutoff of GATE 2018.

 

GATE Qualifying Cutoff for ECEE (2013-2017)

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

GATE Answer Key 2018: Soon after the conclusion of entrance exam various coaching institutes will publish the unofficial GATE 2018 answer key. However, the official answer key of GATE 2018 will be released within a week of the completion of the exam. With the help of the GATE answer key 2018 candidates can cross check their responses as it will carry the correct answers of the questions asked in the entrance exam.

 

GATE Result 2018: The result of GATE 2018 will be declared by the IIT Guwahati on March 17 in online mode. To check the result of GATE 2018 candidates will have to log-in through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Process System). Along with the GATE result 2018 candidates can even chECEk their score card. However, only GATE qualified candidates will be able to download the score card of GATE 2018 from March 20 to May 31, 2018.

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