GATE Syllabus For ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering) – Released

Students finally gave a sigh of relief as IIT Kharagpur released the syllabus for GATE 2022. Are you also an aspirant looking forward to cracking this exam? Then buckle up! Cracking GATE is not a layman’s job, after all.

In this article, we will discuss the GATE syllabus for ECE, along with the exam pattern that you must follow for a better level of preparation. Read ahead to learn more about it.

GATE Syllabus For ECE – Electronics and Communication Engineering (Plus Topic-Wise Segmentation)

Here is the GATE syllabus for ECE students for 2022, as released by IIT Kharagpur:

Sections Topics Covered
Engineering Mathematics ●      Calculus

●      Linear Algebra

●      Vector Analysis

●      Differential Equations

●      Numerical Methods

●      Complex Analysis

●      Statistics and Probability

Systems, Networks, and Signals ●      Discrete-time signals

●      Continuous-time signals

●      Circuit analysis

Electronic Devices The equilibrium carrier concentration, energy bands in extrinsic and intrinsic semiconductors, indirect and direct semiconductors (band-gap).

Carrier transport: drift current, diffusion current, resistivity and mobility, continuity equations, recombination and generation of carriers, Poisson, Zener diode, P-N junction, MOS capacitor, BJT, LED, MOSFET, solar cell, and photodiode.

Analog Circuits Op-amp circuits: Summers, amplifiers, integrators, differentiators, Schmitt triggers, active filters, and oscillators

MOSFET amplifiers and BJT: ac coupling, biasing, frequency response, small-signal analysis, Differential amplifiers and current mirrors.

Diode circuits: rectifiers, clamping, and clipping.

Digital Circuits Combinatorial circuits: The use of Boolean algebra, Karnaugh map, minimising functions using Boolean identities, arithmetic circuits, logic gates, static CMOS implementations, code converters, decoders, multiplexers.

Sequential circuits: flip-flops and latches, counters, finite state machines, shift-registers, critical path delay, setup and hold time, propagation delay.

Number representations: integer, binary, and floating-point numbers.

Data converters: ADCs, and DACs, sample and hold circuits.

Semiconductor memories: DRAM, SRAM, ROM.

Computer organization: ALU, addressing modes and machine instructions, control unit, data-path, and instruction pipelining.

Control Systems Feedback principle: Signal flow graph, Basic control system components, Block diagram representation, Transfer function, Steady-state and Transient analysis of LTI systems, Bode and root-locus plots, Frequency response, State variable model, criteria of Nyquist stability and Routh-Hurwit, Lag compensation, lead compensation, and lag-lead compensation, solution of state equation of LTI systems.
Communications Information theory: channel capacity theorem, mutual information, and entropy.

Random processes: power spectral density and autocorrelation, filtering of random signals using LTI systems, properties of white noise.

Digital communications: Digital modulation schemes (PSK, ASK, QAM, FSK), DPCM, PCM, inter-symbol interference, bandwidth, ML detection, MAP, SNR, BER and matched filter receiver.

Analog communications: amplitude demodulation and modulation, angle demodulation and modulation, superheterodyne receivers, spectra of FM and AM.

Fundamentals of CRC, Hamming codes, and error correction.

Electromagnetics Plane waves and properties: refraction and reflection, phase and group velocity, polarization, skin depth, propagation from various media.

Maxwell’s equations: boundary conditions, integral and differential forms and their interpretation, Poynting vector, wave equation.

Transmission lines: characteristic impedance, equations, impedance transformation, impedance matching, Smith chart, S-parameters.

Circular and rectangular waveguides, linear antenna arrays, monopole and dipole antennas, propagation of light in optical fibers.

GATE Exam Pattern For 2022

Here is the pattern that GATE papers will follow for the 2022 exams. Check the syllabus by IIT Kharagpur:

Particulars Description
Mode of Examination Computer-Based (Online Test)
Exam Duration 180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Sectional Time Duration None
Total Number of Questions 65
Total Marks 100
Total Number of Papers (Subjects) 29
Number of Sections General Aptitude (GA) – 15

Engineering Mathematics – 13 questions

Paper Subject – 72 questions

Negative Marking Scheme For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be a negative marking.

2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer for every 2-mark MCQ.

1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer for every 1-mark MCQ.

NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.

The GATE exam pattern varies from subject to subject. Here, we have discussed only the ECE. You can also check the full GATE exam pattern, if you wish to explore the rest of the subjects. Set up a schedule and manage your time to cover the entire syllabus. Keep up with the recent updates, and get going with this amazing opportunity! Adios.

Post Author: Michael Ryan