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GATE 2017 ECE Paper Analysis (Session 4)

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

GATE ECE 2017 Exam for session 4 has been successfully conducted on February 5, 2017. The exam carried 65 questions which were to be completed in 3-hour duration. The paper contained 9 sections and a separate section of General Aptitude. GATE 2017 has questions broadly divided into objective type (MCQ) and numerical answer type (NAT).

The analysis for the session 4 of the GATE 2017 ECE paper showed that 80% of the problems were similar to or based on the problems asked in GATE 2016.  Some questions in ECE were found to be exact matches to questions asked in GATE 2016. This was also the case with questions in Mathematics. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate.

All the 3 sections had a different difficulty level. It clearly shows that Networks, Electronic Devices, Analog & Digital circuits and Engineering Mathematics covered most of the questions in both sessions.

Weightage of Networks and EMT have come down in comparison to previous years while that of Signals & Systems has increased. The detailed breakup of the questions of all the sections is given below.

GATE ECE Paper Analysis

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTopics asked in PaperLevel of DifficultyTotal Marks
Engineering Mathematics

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 5

Complex variable (Residue, Complex integral), Calculus (vector calculus)Easy13
Network Theory

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 2

Steady stat analysis, Transient, R-L-C circuitTough6
Signals & Systems

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 5

Filter, Sampling theorem, LTI system, Parallel connectionTough12
Control Systems

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 2

State space analysis, Block diagram, Time domain analysis, Nyquist plotMedium7
Analog Circuits

1 Marks: 4

2 Marks: 4

Op-amp, Diode circuit, BJTMedium12
Digital Circuits

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 3

Adder, FSM, MuxMedium9
Communications

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 3

Channel capacity, PCM, SamplingTough9
Electronic Device Circuits

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 4

MOS CAP, MOSFET, BJT, PNEasy10
Electromagnetic Theory

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 2

Oblique insistence, Electrostatic, WaveguidesMedium7
Verbal Ability

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 2

Passage, Grammar, Blood relationEasy7
Numerical Ability

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 3

Time & Work, Direction, Number systemEasy8
Total65  100

Check GATE 2017 ECE Paper Analysis (Session 3)

Types of questions asked in GATE 2017 ECE

  • EC paper II has more formula based questions.
  • Compared to last year, in Networks and EMT weightage has come down while it was increased in Signals and 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 was moderate than last year
AB
NetworksBasics of Networks, RLC circuits, Thevenins theorem
Electronic DevicesMOSFET, BJT, P-N junction diodes, MOS capacitor, solar cell
Analog CircuitsMOSFET, diode circuits, BJT, voltage reference circuits
Digital CircuitsMUX, DRAM, PMOS, full adder, PLA, FSM
Signals and SystemsLTI systems, Sampling theorem and interpolation of signals
Control SystemsState space analysis, compensators, transfer function, Nyquist plot, feedback control systems
CommunicationPCM, channel capacity, random process, phase modulation, amplitude modulation
ElectromagneticsElectric and magnetic fields, VSWR, plane waves, fibre optics, wave guides

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