How to Prepare for GATE 2019 Electrical Engineering (EE)
Saakshi Lama, 10 Feb 2019, #GATE
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How to Prepare for GATE 2019 Electrical Engineering (EE): During the preparation process, the worse thing that can happen is to experience a roadblock. Not knowing where to start or go to for the preparation can be very stressful for the candidates. For this very reason, Careers360 presents a detailed article on how to prepare for GATE Electrical Engineering examination. Information about the steps to better preparation, along with the syllabus and books which have to be referred are all present for the candidates. Using the given preparation tips for electrical engineering, the candidates can plan out their study sessions and work towards achieving good results in GATE exam. Read the full article to know more about How to Prepare for GATE Electrical Engineering (EE).

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IIT Madras conducted GATE 2019 examination on February 2, 3, 9 & 10. The GATE registrations had commenced from August 31, 2018. 

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How to Prepare for GATE 2019 Electrical Engineering (EE) 

Since GATE examination is a national level examination, candidates often spend a long time preparing for the big day. While a lot of time should be given to the preparation, it is also equally important for the candidates to strategize their preparation well to bring positive results. A few steps to prepare well of the electrical engineering exam of GATE 2019 is listed below:

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  • Be sure about the Exam Pattern – It is important for the candidates to know their exam pattern in detail before preparing for the examination. Details regarding the number of questions asked, total marks, marking scheme and more will be present in the GATE exam pattern. By knowing the pattern, the candidates will have a clearer idea about how the examination will be conducted.

  • Check your Syllabus – Next, the candidates are requested to check their official syllabus before preparing for the examination. It is essential for the candidates to know their GATE syllabus in order to study well for the exam.

  • Refer to Right Books and Study Material – It is important for the candidates to know and refer to the right books and study materials. Be preparing using the correct books, there will be higher chances of the candidates scoring higher and doing well in the examination.

  • Learn to Manage Time – Candidates are required to learn time management since a fixed amount of time is allotted within which many questions have to be solved. Solve GATE mock tests and sample papers to be accustomed to the time is advised. The candidates are also advised to create timetables to distribute their syllabus and studying time.

  • Prepare Notes and Flash Cards – During the preparation period, the candidates should prepare notes and flash card for easy accessible material. This will help them to study anytime and anywhere they want. Creating notes regarding those topics which are quite hard to grasp will allow the candidate to concentrate on it more.            

Previous Year Syllabus of GATE 2019 Electrical Engineering 

Candidates can check the previous year’s syllabus of GATE Electrical Engineering since the present year syllabus. 

GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

S.No

Sections

1.

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Differential equations

  • Complex variables

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Numerical Methods

  • Transform Theory

2.

Electric Circuits

3.

Electromagnetic fields

4.

Signals and Systems

5.

Electrical Machines

6.

Power Systems

7.

Control Systems

8.

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

9.

Analog and Digital Electronics

10.

Power Electronics

Important Topics and Books for GATE 2019 Electrical Engineering 

Candidates can check the important topics that need to be studied for the examination from the table provided given below. These topics are likely to be asked and have higher marks value in the examination. However, the candidates are advised to study all of the syllabus to bring better results and to be on the safer side. 

Topics and Books for GATE

S.No.

Topics

Books

1.

Engineering Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig

2.

Networks

Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt and Kemmerly

3.

Signal and systems

Signals and Systems by Oppenheim and Wilsky

Signals and Systems- Nagoor Kani

4.

Electrical Machine

Electrical Machinery by P.S.Bimbhra

5.

Power system

Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Kothari
Power Systems by JB Guptha & CL Wadhwa

6.

Power Electronics

For Beginners- Power Electronics by MH Rashid

Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra

7.

Control system

Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Gopal

8.

Measurement

Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation by AK Sawhney

9.

Analog

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad

10.

Digital Circuits

For Digital Electronics, refer to Digital Design by M.Morris Mano

11.

Electro Magnetics

Mathew N. O. SADIKU-Elements of Electromagnetics

William .H.Hayt - Engineering Electromagnetics

12.

For Problem Solving

GATE Electrical by RK Kanodia

13.

Circuit analysis

Transient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann and also Chakrabarthi

Qualifying Cutoff of GATE Electrical Engineering (EE)

Candidates can check the GATE cutoff for the subject of electrical engineering in the table below. Those candidates who meet the cutoff will qualify the examination. The cutoff differs according to the category that the candidate belongs to. 

GATE Qualifying Cutoff Marks for EE

Year

General

OBC

SC/ST/PH

2018

29.1

26.1

19.4

2017

25.20

25.20

16.70

2016

25.1

22.5

16.7

2015

25

22.5

16.67

2014

25

22.5

16.67

2013

25.74

23.17

17.16

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