GATE is a popular exam that is conducted every year online by the seven IITs or IISc. There are lakhs of aspirants appearing for this exam because it provides a lot of opportunities to an individual. The primary motive of this exam is to help the aspirants in getting admission for their PG programs in IIT or NITs. It has been observed that Electronics and communication engineering (ece) is one such stream that is attempted the most by the aspirants each year. The scope for ece is spread across various domains like electricity plant, aviation & avionics, distribution, manufacturing, computer application, radio & television, etc. Hence, it is important to prepare for this exam properly. Let’s discuss the detailed GATE preparation for ece.
Before going into the preparation strategy it is essential to make a note of the exam pattern, the exam syllabus, reference books, etc.
The ece exam pattern:
The exam syllabus:
The ece for GATE consists of three sections and the syllabus for each of them is as follows:
Engineering Mathematics contains topics such as probability & statistics, Linear algebra, complex numbers, transform theory, differential equations, calculus and numerical methods.
The general aptitude contains topics such as Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability.
The technical subject i.e. ece contains topics such as Electronic devices, analog circuits, Networks, signals & systems, communications, control systems and electromagnetics.
The Reference Books:
Candidates should choose and study the reference books wisely. Before going through any reference books make sure that the source is credible. Here is the list of some reference books that will help candidates prepare better for the exam:
For Engineering Mathematics- Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S Grewal and Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig.
For General Aptitude- Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal & Non-Verbal Ability by R.S Aggarwal.
For Electronics and Communication-
Name of the Author
Semiconductor Physics and Devices
Electronic Devices and circuit theory
Sedra Smith, Boylestad
Engineering circuit analysis
Signals & Systems
Signal and system by
Control system by
Principles of Electromagnetic theory by
Communication system by
How to Prepare for this exam?
GATE preparation for ece should be carried out as follows:
GATE preparation for ece should be followed by a lot of hard work, a positive attitude and the will to score the best in the exams. Do not forget to check the official notifications for more details about the exam from the online portal of the IITs conducting the exam for that particular year.