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GATE 2017 ECE Paper Analysis (Session 3)

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

GATE ECE 2017 Exam for session 3 has been conducted successfully on February 5, 2017. The paper was of moderate level. As compared to previous year this time Electronics & Communication paper was easy. Most of the questions were asked from basic element of electronic devices, rank of matrix, transient state.

The ECE paper of GATE 2017 was more concept based with high weightage given to Mathematics, Signals & Systems, Control System and Digital Circuits. Questions from Engineering Mathematics, Digital Circuits and Electronic Device Circuits were found to be slightly tough while the rest of the paper was moderate.

Here you can find the session 3 (Set-1) paper analysis with the weightage of each section of GATE Syllabus with respective marks & number of questions asked in the GATE ECE 2017 (Set-1). Check the details of the topics asked and percentage of questions from each below.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTopics asked in Paper (Memory Based)Level of DifficultyTotal Marks
Engineering Mathematics

1 Marks: 4

2 Marks: 5

Newton Raphson, Taylors Series, Probability, Calculus, MatrixTough14
Network Theory

1 Marks: 1

2 Marks: 2

Signals & Systems

1 Marks: 4

2 Marks: 4

DTFT, Sampling, Filter, Fourier Series, System analysisMedium12
Control Systems

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 3

Nyquist plot, RH criterion, Compensator, Root locusEasy9
Analog Circuits

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 3

FET amplifier, BJT Amplifier, Op-ampMedium9
Digital Circuits

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 4

Counters, Excitation machine, K-mapTough11
Communications

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 2

Random variable, ITC, DTCMMedium7
Electronic Device Circuits

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 4

Electric fields, Diode capacitor, MOSFETTough11
Electromagnetic Theory

1 Marks: 1

2 Marks: 3

MediumMedium7
Verbal Ability

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 1

GrammarEasy5
Numerical Ability

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 4

Distance time, Probability, Permutation and CombinationEasy10
Total65  100
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GATE 2017 ECE Section Wise Analysis

• EC paper I has more formula based questions.
• Compared to last year, in Communications and Electromagnetics weightage has come down while it is increased in Digital circuits and Signals & systems.
• In remaining topics IIT Roorkee has followed almost the same weightage compared to last year.
• In general, the overall difficulty level of the paper is moderate than last year.

General Aptitude

General Aptitude is important section for the GATE exam as the weight-age of this subject is 15 marks. It was of Moderate difficulty level. General Aptitude consists of 10 questions with the numerical ability and verbal ability in GATE 2017 ECE exam. If you have gone through this part, then you have easily solved up to 6 questions. It was less time consuming & scoring.

Technical Section

This section was also time consuming. One can easily score 45 to 50 marks if attended paper seriously. The difficulty level of different subjects asked in exam is mentioned below:

TopicsDifficulty Level
Control SystemEasy
Electronic Device & CircuitsModerate
EMFTModerate
Analog & DigitalEasy
MicroprocessorEasy
Signal & SystemDifficult
MathematicsModerate

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics is a highly important subject of the GATE exam. This subject accounts for nearly 15% weight age in GATE. This subject carries the highest weight age in the non-technical section and is highly scoring. It consisted of major topics i.e. Vector analysis, Numerical methods & Complex analysis.

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