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GATE 2017 ECE Question Paper, Answer Key & Analysis

Last Updated - March 14, 2018

GATE 2017 or Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering for ECE students was conducted on 5 Feb. The answer key is for session three and four. GATE 2017 ECE paper for afternoon session showed that most of the problems were to problems asked in last year exam of GATE. It clearly shows that Networks, Electronic Devices, Analog & Digital circuits and Engineering Mathematics covered most of the questions in both sessions. Candidates can check correct answers and find their tentative scores. Check Here GATE 2018 Result

 Session 3 ECE Paper Analysis GATE 2017 ECE Session 3 Answer Key Session 4 ECE Paper Analysis GATE 2017 Session 4 ECE Answer Key

Check GATE 2017 cutoff for IITs, NITs and other top institutes participating in the exam.

For Session three we have managed to collect 45 questions, rest 20 questions will be provided once it is available. In this session, Q. 32 seems to have subjective answer. It has been mentioned under subjective. Candidates can write us if they feel that any of the answer is incorrect.

• TOTAL Questions: 65
• Included in the list: 45
• Numerical Questions: 22
• MCQs: 22
• Subjective: 1

GATE 2017 Answer Key for Morning Paper (Session 3)

 Q. No. Type Section Key Marks 1 MCQ EC-1 C 1 2 MCQ EC-1 C 1 3 MCQ EC-1 B 1 4 NAT EC-1 0.027 to 0.028 1 5 MCQ EC-1 D 1 6 MCQ EC-1 A 1 7 NAT EC-1 0.9 to 1.1 1 8 MCQ EC-1 A 1 9 MCQ EC-1 A 1 10 MCQ EC-1 D 1 11 MCQ EC-1 C 1 12 MCQ EC-1 B 1 13 MCQ EC-1 C 1 14 MCQ EC-1 D 1 15 MCQ EC-1 B 1 16 MCQ EC-1 C 1 17 NAT EC-1 29.9 to 30.1 1 18 NAT EC-1 0.99 to 1.01 1 19 MCQ EC-1 A 1 20 MCQ EC-1 A 1 21 NAT EC-1 0.0 to 0.0 1 22 MCQ EC-1 D 1 23 MCQ EC-1 B 1 24 NAT EC-1 0.85 to 0.88 1 25 MCQ EC-1 C 1 26 MCQ EC-1 C 2 27 NAT EC-1 0.70 to 0.85 2 28 NAT EC-1 -11.1 to -10.9 2 29 MCQ EC-1 D 2 30 NAT EC-1 0.65 to 0.72 2 31 MCQ EC-1 B 2 32 NAT EC-1 31.00 to 31.00 2 33 NAT EC-1 2.05 to 2.15 2 34 NAT EC-1 2.55 to 2.65 2 35 NAT EC-1 0.30 to 0.40 2 36 NAT EC-1 1.5 to 1.7 2 37 NAT EC-1 15.9 to 16.1 2 38 NAT EC-1 10.0 to 10.0 2 39 NAT EC-1 0.89 to 0.91 2 40 NAT EC-1 1.9 to 2.1 2 41 NAT EC-1 127.0 to 129.0 2 42 NAT EC-1 43.3 to 45.3 2 43 MCQ EC-1 B 2 44 NAT EC-1 10.0 to 10.0 2 45 MCQ EC-1 B 2 46 MCQ EC-1 D 2 47 MCQ EC-1 A 2 48 MCQ EC-1 C 2 49 MCQ EC-1 B 2 50 MCQ EC-1 B 2 51 MCQ EC-1 A 2 52 NAT EC-1 7.90 to 8.10 2 53 NAT EC-1 0.36 to 0.38 2 54 MCQ EC-1 C 2 55 MCQ EC-1 A 2 56 MCQ GA A 1 57 MCQ GA A 1 58 MCQ GA D 1 59 MCQ GA B 1 60 MCQ GA B 1 61 MCQ GA D 2 62 MCQ GA A 2 63 MCQ GA A 2 64 MCQ GA A 2 65 MCQ GA C 2

GATE 2017 Answer Key for Afternoon paper (session 4)

 Q. No. Type Section Key Marks 1 NAT EC-2 4 to 4 1 2 MCQ EC-2 A 1 3 NAT EC-2 54.0 to 55.0 1 4 MCQ EC-2 B 1 5 NAT EC-2 0.19 to 0.21 1 6 NAT EC-2 2.12 to 2.16 1 7 MCQ EC-2 C 1 8 MCQ EC-2 B 1 9 MCQ EC-2 C 1 10 MCQ EC-2 C 1 11 NAT EC-2 0.45 to 0.55 1 12 NAT EC-2 3.15 to 3.21 1 13 MCQ EC-2 A 1 14 NAT EC-2 5.5 to 6.5 1 15 MCQ EC-2 Mark to all 1 16 MCQ EC-2 B 1 17 MCQ EC-2 B 1 18 NAT EC-2 0.95 to 1.05 1 19 NAT EC-2 4.99 to 5.01 1 20 MCQ EC-2 D 1 21 MCQ EC-2 C 1 22 NAT EC-2 2.0 to 2.0 1 23 NAT EC-2 7 to 7 1 24 MCQ EC-2 C 1 25 NAT EC-2 48.0 to 51.0 1 26 MCQ EC-2 C 2 27 MCQ EC-2 D 2 28 MCQ EC-2 B 2 29 NAT EC-2 2.4 to 2.6 2 30 NAT EC-2 -100.01 to -99.99 2 31 NAT EC-2 8.0 to 8.3 2 32 NAT EC-2 -1.01 to -0.99 2 33 NAT EC-2 7.95 to 8.05 2 34 NAT EC-2 0.45 to 0.55 2 35 NAT EC-2 7.0 to 7.0 2 36 NAT EC-2 6.85 to 6.95 2 37 NAT EC-2 0.51 to 0.62 2 38 MCQ EC-2 B 2 39 MCQ EC-2 A 2 40 MCQ EC-2 C 2 41 NAT EC-2 49.0 to 51.0 2 42 NAT EC-2 1.1 to 1.2 2 43 NAT EC-2 4 to 4 2 44 NAT EC-2 50.0 to 50.0 2 45 MCQ EC-2 C 2 46 NAT EC-2 0.74 to 0.76 2 47 MCQ EC-2 D 2 48 MCQ EC-2 C 2 49 MCQ EC-2 B 2 50 NAT EC-2 5.19 to 5.23 2 51 NAT EC-2 69.9 to 70.1 2 52 MCQ EC-2 C 2 53 NAT EC-2 4.55 to 5.55 2 54 MCQ EC-2 B 2 55 NAT EC-2 4.2 to 4.4 2 56 MCQ GA C 1 57 MCQ GA A 1 58 MCQ GA B 1 59 MCQ GA A 1 60 MCQ GA D 1 61 MCQ GA A 2 62 MCQ GA D 2 63 MCQ GA C 2 64 MCQ GA C 2 65 MCQ GA B 2

GATE 2017 Electronics & Communication (ECE) Paper Analysis

The paper was of moderate level. GATE 2017 ECE paper was time consuming but easy as compared to previous year paper. Some of the questions were found to be exact matches to questions asked in GATE 2016 exam. One marks questions were easy to attempt but questions with two marks were tricky. Check the following table for the paper pattern of GATE ECE as mentioned below:

Sections1 mark2 markTotal No. of questions
Engineering Mathematics347
Networks336
Electronic Devices448
Analog Circuits235
Digital Circuits235
Signals & systems538
Control Systems336
Communication123
Electromagnetics257
Verbal Ability325
Numerical ability235

GATE 2017 ECE Section wise analysis

General Aptitude

It is the common section of all paper for GATE 2018 exam. The difficulty level of this section was moderate. General Aptitude consists of 10 questions with the numerical ability and verbal ability in GATE 2017 ECE exam. More than six questions were less time to consuming, easy to attempt and scoring.

Engineering Mathematics

This section carrying 15% of the total weightage. The two marks questions asked were concept based and time consuming.

Technical Section

Candidates can score more than 40 marks if they attended properly. This section was also time consuming. The overall difficulty level of this section is higher than last year. Candidates can go through following table to know the difficulty level of all the topics in this section:

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

Previous year GATE Cutoff for ECE

Here, we are providing past year cutoff for GATE ECE. Candidates can get a fair idea how much they will have to secure to qualify for GATE 2017 exam for Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) in the given below table:

YearGeneralOBCSC/ST
201625.0022.5016.67
201525.0022.5016.67
201425.5623.0117.04
201325.0022.5016.17
201225.0022.5016.67

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