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GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper 2017

Last Updated - October 26, 2016

The exam dates for GATE 2017 are out. It will be conducted in online mode on February 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2017. Electrical engineering is one of the most popular engineering stream. This stream deals with the science and technology behind various electrical devices and systems. The scope for this stream is very vast ranging from huge power stations to industries engaged in manufacturing of small micro or mini chips.

This article deals with the syllabus and important topics that the candidates need to focus for scoring well in the EE paper. Further, candidates can also check the preparation tips, study material and coaching centres that can aid GATE aspirants to focus specifically on EE (Electrical Engineering) Paper. Those who are interested in applying for the PSUs through GATE score, can view the previous year cutoff for EE stream.

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Syllabus for GATE Electrical Engineering Paper

The syllabus for EE GATE 2017 exam is primarily divided into 10 sections which are revised from time to time. It will include topics from Mathematics, Aptitude, and reasoning, etc. The detailed syllabus is as follows:

Engineering Mathematics
Electric Circuits
Electromagnetic Fields
Signals and Systems
Electrical Machines
Power System
Control System
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analog and Digital Electronics
Power Electronics
READ MORE ABOUT  GATE Electrical and Electronics Syllabus

Important Topics for GATE EE Paper 2017

GATE 2017 for Electrical Engineering will be held in February in two sessions. Exam is divided into 11 sections and a section of General Aptitude is also present. There are 30 questions carrying 1-mark and 35 questions carrying 2- marks. The details are given below:

TopicNumber of QuestinsMarksDifficulty Level
Network Analysis69Moderate
Control System711Moderate
Signal and System35Moderate
Digital Electronics47Moderate
Analog Circuits45Moderate
Electromagnetic Theory34Moderate
Electrical Machines34Moderate
Power System610Moderate
Power Electronics59Moderate
Engineering Mathematics710Easy
General Aptitude1015Easy

Preparation Schedule for GATE EE Paper 2017

By this time every GATE aspirant of electrical engineering would be aware of syllabus. However, proper planning before the exam can get him a good rank in the exam. Preparing for the GATE Exam without analyzing previous GATE Exam Papers might lead a candidate to spend more time on some subjects that may not carry more marks. Allotting time to each subject based on the weight-age given to each subject in the previous GATE exams would get a student desired result. A candidate needs to give enough time to each subject. Understanding the basic concepts is the key for cracking any exam and GATE tests your basic concepts. The following points are needed to be kept in mind before starting the preparation of GATE. The following points are needed to be kept in mind before starting the preparation of GATE.

  • Allot some days to each subject based on the weight-age in the previous GATE exams.
  • Understand the fundamentals and basic concepts which are essential for GATE.
  • Make revision notes of all the subjects which should contain important formulas etc.
  • Test the level of preparation by solving the previous GATE papers and attempting quizzes/online tests.

Every subject is important but some subjects carry more marks, hence it is not compulsory to go through every subject. The following enlists the subject along with there details.

SubjectDays For PreparationREFERENCE Books
Electric Circuits9Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis, Author: Dr. Abhijit Chakrabarti
Control System7Control Systems Engineering, Author: I.J.Nagrath and M. Gopal Circuit Theory: Control Systems, Author: A Nagoor Kani
Power System9Electric Power Systems, Author: CL Wadhwa and Power System Engineering, Author: Nagrath and Kothari
Electrical Machines10Electrical Machinery, Author: P S Bimbhra
Power Electronics7Power Electronics, Author: P.S.Bimbhra
Electrical and Electronic Measurements6A Course in Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation, Author: A K Sawhney
Analog and Digital Electronics5 and 5Integrated Electronics: Analog and Digital Circuit, Author: Jacob Millman , Christos Halkis, Chetan D Parikh Digital Logic and Computer Design, Author: M Morris Mano
Electromagnetic Fields6Engineering Electromagnetics, Author: William H Hayt, John A Buck
Engineering Mathematics7Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal
Aptitude7A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, Author’s Name: R.S. Aggarwal: Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations, Author’s Name: R.S. Aggarwal.

Finally, every GATE aspirant should remember that “More the number of questions you practice, the more the confidence you get. More the confidence you get and more you perform in the exam”.

READ MORE ABOUT  GATE Preparation Tips

Study Material for GATE EE Paper 2017

There are various books available in the market that focus on specific aspects or topics covered in the Electrical Engineering stream during graduation. Here are some good books for strategic preparation for GATE 2017 Electrical Engineering.

Network AnalysisNetwork Analysis by Val Valken Burg
Solution of Network AnalysisSolution of Network Analysis by GK Publications
Engineering Circuit AnalysisEngineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt & Kemmerly
Graph TheoryGraph Theory by Narsing Das
Circuit TheoryCircuit Theory by Chakravarthy
Control SystemControl System by Nagrath Gopal
Electrical machinesElectrical machines by PS Bimbhra
Power ElectronicsPower Electronics by UA Bakshi
Power SystemsPower Systems by Nagrath Kothari
Signals & SystemsSignals & Systems by Oppenheim Wisky

Candidates can also take help from the nptel lectures that are present on the internet. They will provide them a good help and guidance. It is very important for any student appearing for the test that they should have a good knowledge and practice of the previous papers because from them they will understand the pattern and also the type of questions. Following are some links from which a candidate can download the previous papers and check some nptel lectures: NPTEL


Coaching Centre’s for EE GATE Paper 2017

There are many coaching centres in the entire country for GATE preparations. Some of the well-known coaching centres that provide specific coaching for the GATE EE paper are listed below along with there ratings and address. This table will be of a very great use for the candidates opting for GATE.

RankName of InstitutionLocationRating
1.Let’s Talk AcademyTonk Rd, Jaipur5
2.Aadhar InstituteMansingh Pura Tonk Road, Jaipur4.8
2.Engineering MastersTonk Road, Jaipur4.8
2.Engineering Career TutorialsNear Gandhi Nagar Railway Station, Jaipur4.8
2.THE GATE COACHHauz Khas, New Delhi4.8
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PSU Hiring based on GATE EE Paper Score

PSU’s (Public Sector Undertakings) are Government firms usually owned by Union Government of India or State Government. In short these Government companies behave like private firms and share their profit with the Government. These were set up to accelerate the economy rate and generate employment opportunities in India.

Eligibility Criteria: - The basic eligibility to apply for PSU’s through GATE is candidates should hold Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in the relevant discipline. Also, they should hold a valid GATE score as asked by the respective company. Candidates can check below the eligibility of all the PSU’s recruiting through GATE.

Application Process: - The PSU release their official notification inviting applicants. For most of the PSU’s application process is online. Candidates can apply on official website before the last date. 

Cutoff score for PSU Recruitment through GATE (EE Branch)

The GATE cutoff score for recruitment in different PSU’S in the branch of Electrical Engineering are mentioned below.

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