GATE is a highly competitive exam which demands backbreaking hard work coupled with a strong determination to crack the exam.
Owing to the extensively vast syllabus of GATE EC, it becomes difficult for the candidates to figure out the topics from which questions are expected in GATE.
Keeping the candidates’ concern in mind, our experts have devised this article which will cast light on the sure shot questions expected in GATE EC 2017.
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Sure Shot Questions Expected in GATE EC 2017
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Section 
Important Topics 
Number of Questions Expected

Communications 
Digital Communication

12 questions 
Information theory and Intersymbol interference

23 questions 

AM and FM

1 question 

Random processes

1 question 



Signals and Systems 
Basics of Signals and Systems, LTI systems Fourier Transform

12 questions 
Ztransform

1 question 

Laplace transform

1 question 

Convolution, DTFT and Digital Filters

23 questions 

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Analog Circuits 
Operational Amplifiers

12 question 
Transistor Biasing

1 question 

BJT at Low and High Frequencies

1 question 

Multistage Amplifiers

1 question 

NegativeFeedback Amplifiers

12 question 

Power Amplifiers

1 question 

Oscillators & Waveform Generators

1 question 



Electronic Devices 
PN Junction (Diode)

12 question 
Transistor (BJT)

1 question 

MOSFET, CMOS

12 questions 

Zener Diode

1 question 

Semiconductors

12 question 

Junction FET (JFET) and VLSI 
12 question


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Electromagnetics 
Electrostatics, EM waves, Transmission

12 question 
Antennas

1 question 

Waveguides, Basics of RADAR and Optical fibres, and Antenna

23 question 

Electrostatics, EM waves, Transmission line

12 question 

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Digital Circuits 
Number Systems & Logic Gates

12 questions 
KMap, SOP and POS

12 question 

Combinational Circuits

1 question 

Multiplexers, Shift Registers

12 question 

Latch & FlipFlops

1 question 

Logic Families

1 question 

ADC & DAC Microprocessors

12 question 

Memory Mapping

1 question 

Semiconductors

1 question 



Networks 
Mesh & Nodal Analysis

12 question 
Network Theorems

12 question 

RL, RC, RLC circuits AC analysis

1 question 

Steady State Analysis

1 question 

Resonance & TwoPort Networks

1 question 

Network Topology & Mutual Inductance

23 question 

Impedance

1 question 

Network Synthesis & Driving Point

12 question 



Control System 
Block Diagram Reduction Techniques

1 question 
RouthHurwitz Stability Criterion

12 question 

Root Locus Technique

1 question 

Polar and Nyquist Plots

12 question 

Bode Plot

1 question 

State Space Analysis

12 question 

Steady State and Error Constants

1 question 

Gain Margin & Phase Margin

1 question 

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Engineering Mathematics 
Linear algebra

12 question 
Calculus

23 questions 

Differential equations

23 questions 

Probability and Statistics

23 questions 

Complex analysis 
23 questions 



General Aptitude 
Sentence completion

23 questions 
Word analogies

23 questions 

Numerical computation

34 questions 

Data interpretation

12 question 
We are sure that the aspirants will surely get acquainted with the sureshot questions expected in GATE EC 2017 by going through this article and will use the information to their advantage.
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