GATE 2017 EC exam was held on February 5th 2017. The exam was conducted in 2 sessions. This blog will familiarize you with the Detailed Exam Analysis of both the sessions of GATE EC exam.

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GATE 2017 Session 1: Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age Analysis

Let us go through the Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age for Session 1:

Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age: Session 1 

Subject

% Weight Age

Electro Magnetic

7%

Engineering Mathematics

15% 

Signals and Systems

13% 

Control Systems

11% 

Electronic Devices and Circuits

9% 

Communications

3%

Analog Circuits

11% 

 Network Theory

5% 

Digital Circuits

11%

General Aptitude

15%

 

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GATE 2017 EC Session 1: Detailed Exam Analysis

Session 1 exam was more conceptual Questions from Engineering Mathematics, Digital Circuits and Electronic Devices & Circuits were slightly on the difficult side while the rest of the exam was ranging between Easy to Moderate. Weight Age of Digital Circuits, Signals & Systems and Control system has increased in comparison to previous years while that of Communications, Network Theory and Electro Magnetics has came down.

Now let us go through the Detailed Exam Analysis of Session 1:

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Weight Age

Topics Covered

Difficulty Level

General Aptitude

 1 marks - 5

2 marks - 5

15

Probability, Permutation & Combination,

Distance Time

 

Easy

 

Electromagnetic

Theory 

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 3

7

Polarization,

Wave Equation, Optical Fibre, Radars

Medium

 

Electronic Devices &

Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

11

Electric Fields,

Diode Capacitor, MOSFET,

Diffusion and Drift current,

Region of Operation

Difficult

 

Communications

1 marks - 1

2 marks - -1

3

Random variables,

DBCM, FSK, ITC

Medium

 

Digital Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

11

Counters, Excitation machine, K-map, Sequential circuits, FSM

Difficult

 

Analog Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

11

FET amplifier, BJT Amplifier, Op-amp, Miller capacitance, Schmitt trigger

Medium

 

Control Systems

1 marks -5

2 marks - 3

11

Nyquist plot, RH criterion, Compensator,

Root locus, steady state error, TDA

Easy

 

Signals & Systems

1 marks -4

2 marks - 4

12

DTFT, Sampling, Filter, Fourier Series, System

analysis

Medium

 

Network Theory

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 2

5

Transient analysis, Steady State Analysis, Basics of networks

Easy

 

Engineering Mathematics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 5

14

Newton Raphson, Taylors Series, Probability,

Calculus, Matrix

Difficult

 

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GATE 2017 Session 2: Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age Analysis

Now let us see the Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age for Session 2 of the exam:

Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age: Session 2

Subject

% Weight Age

Engineering Mathematics

14%

Signals and Systems

8%

Control Systems

9%

Electronic Devices and Circuits

13%

Communications

3%

Analog Circuits

7%

Network Theory

5%

Digital Circuits

11%

General Aptitude

15%

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GATE 2017 EC Session 2: Detailed Exam Analysis

The Afternoon session analysis revealed that 80% of the questions were similar to or based on the problems asked in GATE 2016. Overall level of the afternoon session was ‘Easy’.

Weight Age of Networks and EMT have come down in comparison to previous years while that of Signals & Systems has increased.

Let us now go through the Detailed Exam analysis of the Afternoon session:

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Weight Age

Topics Covered

Difficulty Level

General Aptitude

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 5

 

15

Blood Relation, Direction, Number System, Passage, Grammar, Time and work

Easy

 

Electromagnetic

Theory

1 marks  - 2

2 marks - 3

8

Oblique Insistence, Electrostatic, Waveguides

VSWR, plane waves,  Fibre optics

Medium

 

Electronic Devices and

Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

11

MOS CAP, MOSFET, BJT, PN junction diodes, solar cell

Easy

 

Communications

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

11

Channel capacity, PCM, Sampling, Random process, Phase Modulation, Amplitude Modulation

Difficult

 

Digital Circuits

1 marks - 3

2 marks - 4

11

MUX, DRAM, PMOS, Full Adder, PLA, FSM

Medium

 

Analog Circuits

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 4

12

MOSFET, Diode Circuits, BJT, Voltage Reference Circuits, Op-amp

Medium

 

Control Systems

1 marks –3

2 marks  - 3

9

State Space Analysis, Block Diagram, Time

Domain Analysis, Nyquist plot, compensators, transfer function

Medium

 

Signals & Systems

1 marks -2

2 marks  - 5

12

Filter, Sampling theorem, LTI system, Parallel connection

Difficult

 

Network Theory

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 2

6

Steady State Analysis, Transient, R-L-C Circuit,

Thevenin’s Theorem

Difficult

 

Engineering

Mathematics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 5 

14

Complex Variable (Residue, Complex integral)

Easy

Hope that the analysis will prove beneficial for all those who are planning to appear in GATE 2018.

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