How to Prepare for GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering (EE)?
How to Prepare for GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering (EE)? - Every year IISC Bangalore and the seven IITs jointly conduct GATE exam for admission in M.E/M.Tech/Phd courses offered by NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFITs. Candidates qualifying GATE are also eligible for PSU recruitments. At present, GATE paper is conducted for 25 papers and Electrical Engineering is one of them. GATE EE paper is one of the most opted papers by the candidates and that is the competition level is high. Because of this, candidates search for strategies to prepare for GATE Electrical Engineering paper and we have also received many such queries. So, here we are providing a strategy on “How to Prepare for GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering (EE)?”. Read the full article to know about GATE 2021 EE paper exam pattern, syllabus, important topics, question papers, mock tests and much more.
GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Exam Pattern
It is important that the candidates know about the exam pattern of the GATE EE paper beforehand. Knowledge of exam pattern will help the candidates to know about the mode of exam, duration, number of sections, number of questions, total marks, etc. The following table can be referred to check the exam pattern of GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering paper.
GATE 2021 EE Exam Pattern
3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Questions
Type of Questions
There will be two types of question
Number of sections
Three sections -
For 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted every wrong answer.
2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
There is no negative marking for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Candidates should check the syllabus of Electrical Engineering GATE paper before starting their preparation. Knowledge of syllabus will help the candidates to study the right topics for the exam. Candidates can refer to the following table to know about the syllabus of the paper.
GATE 2021 EE Syllabus
Signals and Systems
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analog and Digital Electronics
GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Preparation Tips
Here, we have provided some preparation tips for cracking GATE EE Paper. Although a preparation strategy varies from one candidate to another, these tips will help the candidates in making a better study plan.
Know exam pattern and syllabus- Candidates should first understand the exam pattern and syllabus for GATE EE paper before starting their preparation. Both the exam pattern and syllabus for the paper have already been mentioned in the article.
Time Management- After understanding the syllabus, prepare a timetable to complete the entire syllabus before time. Time table must be followed religiously because only making a time table will not help in any way.
Important Topics- Candidates are advised to check the important topics for GATE EE paper mentioned in the article. Candidates should cover these topics first as they have more weightage in the exam. However, candidates must complete the entire syllabus.
Revision- As it is said that revision is the key, candidates should give proper time for revision in their study plan. Since the syllabus is vast, candidates must keep revising whatever they study.
Question papers and mock tests- The authorities release official GATE question papers on the official website, candidates should practice these question papers to have an overview of the exam. Similarly, candidates must practice GATE mock tests to have a real feel of the examination and increase their speed. These mock tests are based on the actual pattern of the exam and candidates are also able to analyse their performance after attempting these mock tests.
GATE 2021 preparation tips for Electrical Engineering (EE)
GATE 2021 Preparation Material
GATE EE Question Papers
Important Topics for GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Paper
Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig
Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt and Kemmerly
Signal and systems
Signals and Systems by Oppenheim and Wilsky
Signals and Systems - Nagoor Kani
Electrical Machinery by P.S.Bimbhra
Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Kothari
Power Systems by JB Guptha & CL Wadhwa
Power Electronics by MH Rashid
Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra
Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Gopal
Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation by AK Sawhney
Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad
For Digital Electronics, refer to Digital Design by M.Morris Mano
Mathew N. O. SADIKU - Elements of Electromagnetics
William .H.Hayt - Engineering Electromagnetics
For Problem Solving
GATE Electrical by RK Kanodia
Transient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann and also Chakrabarthi
Candidates should note that the entire syllabus for GATE EE paper must be covered by them. These important topics have been listed on the basis of their weightage in the exam. Candidates should not only stick to these topics only.
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Questions related to GATE
Im willing to apply for GATE. Since I have completed my Electronic Engineering (avg 5.82) from Mumbai University in 2019. Will I be eligible for any government jobs with 5.82 pointer & GATE score? If yes than which jobs & how much should be the GATE score? Please do guide.
To be eligible for GATE you must have passed graduation in Engineering or technology or Masters in relevant discipline. There is no minimum percentage required. However, if you want to get admission in M.Tech or get a job in PSU you need to score the minimum percentage as specified in the qualifying exam. Cut off is different for each institute and PSU. For example the minimum cut off required for NTPC is 65% in B.E/B.Tech/AMIE and for KIOCL it is 75% marks or 7.9 CGPA for general category and for SC/ST it is 65% or 6.8 CGPA. So, you need to check the eligibility criteria before applying. And with such low CGPA it is difficult to get job in PSUs.
You can check the PSU related information, eligibility criteria on our website
What is the Gate cutoff for the DTU for general category for civil engineering and environmental engineering?
Hi aspirant ,
For admission in DTU in general category in civil engineering and environmental engineering the marks in gate exam should be between 45 to 60 . if the marks are between this range then the admission is guaranteed in civil engineering and environmental engineering in dtu.
hope this help you
best of luck
what are PSU companies offer chemical engineering through GATE exam and rank list of previous years?
These are the PSU's which offer jobs for chemical engineering-
- HPCL- You will get a call if you your rank is below 200 if you belong to general.category.
- IOCL-You will get a call if you your rank is below 100 if you belong to general.category.
- BPCL- You will get a call if you your rank is below 120 if you belong to general category.
- ONGC- You will get a call if you your rank is below 450 if you belong to general category.
when gate exam 2021 application starts?
Gate which stand for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a gateway to get admission to Master of Engineering (ME), Master in Technology (MTech), and direct PhD admissions to IITs , NITs , and IIITs . GATE 2021 will be conducted by either of the IITs Bombay , Delhi , Guhati , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Madras, Roorkee or Indian Institute for Science , Bangalore.
The tentative sechudule has arrived yet so I am mentioning that here.
Online Application to begin
September 1 st week, 2020
Closing of submission of application form
September 4 th week, 2020
Last date for requesting change of examination city (an additional fee will be applicable)
November 3rd week, 2020
Admit Card availability
January 1st week, 2021
February 1st week, 2021
Announcement of Result
March 3rd week, 2021
This is the tentative sechudule according to which you can plan your things ,as confirm date will be announced around this date only.
All the Best !!
I am pursuing M.Tech in Nanotechnology and my b.tech branch is Electronics and Communication engineering. If I want to write gate2021,then which branch should I consider as my gate subject?
You can do either of these two courses since you have done two different courses in different fields you can choose the course which you like the most of your gate exams. Try to choose electronics and communication since it is most preferred courses for gate and has good scope.
For more details regarding gate refer to the following link!!!
Thanks a lot!!!