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GATE 2018 official answer key and question paper has been released. The GATE exam for Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) was successfully conducted on February 10, 2018. Candidates need to cross 25-26 marks to qualify the exam. The official answer key for GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 2018 and questions papers has been released after GATE 2018 Exam along with the notification of a time frame to raise objections with the proof.
|Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)||Question Paper||Answer Key|
GATE answer keys are released to make candidates aware of the correct answers and thus referred for evaluating GATE Scores. Based on official answer keys, GATE Result is declared which is expected to be declared on March 17, 2018.
Candidates can download the answer key for GATE 2018 by following these simple steps: -
Overall, the exam was of moderate level of difficulty. The questions were lengthy and candidates needed to avoid little mistakes to ace the exam. The level of difficulty was much similar to last years’ paper. Take a look at the section wise analysis of GATE 2018 EC paper: -
General Aptitude Section was a scoring section of the exam. Questions of verbal ability were less time to consume. The candidate who had a good level of proficiency were able to complete at least 60% of the section in very less. One can call this section of easy to moderate level of difficulty.
Engineering Mathematics section was also a very well-crafted one. The questions were mostly based on simple concepts; however, they were very lengthy and time-consuming in nature. Engineering Mathematics section carried 15% weightage in the exam and can be called of moderate difficulty level, mainly due to its time-consuming nature.
Technical Section was always the most important section of GATE, and one should definitely not expect it to be easy. The technical section of GATE 2018 EC exam was moderate and one definitely needed deep knowledge along with heavy practice to crack this one.
A score of around 40-45 marks was definitely achievable in this section. The difficulty level of this section seemed higher than last years’ paper, and the time-consuming nature of questions also played a part in this. Take a look at the classification of topics: -
To prepare better for the exam, one does need to have a good understanding of weightage of different topics of exam. Take a look at the following table to know the most important topics of GATE 2018 EC: -
|TOPIC||Number of Questions|
|Signals and Systems||8|
The GATE Academy has released the paper analysis of GATE 2018 EC Paper on memory based questions. It can be found below.
The cut off for GATE EC largely remains similar over the years. For a General Category candidate, a score of 26 or more would easily make them qualify the GATE EC exam. However, you can take a look at the cut offs of past 5 years, to understand the scenario even better: -
Candidates must also know the Score vs Rank Comparison of GATE EC. Generally, normalized marks/score of 75 would land you in top 20 candidates. While a normalized score/marks of 50 would let you have a place amongst the top 500 candidates, the score/marks of 45 would let you be amongst the top 3000 candidates in GATE EC.
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