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GATE 2020 Electronics Engineering Paper

Last Updated - July 18, 2019

Electronic engineering (also called electronics and communications engineering) is an electrical engineering deal with the electronic devices, circuits, communication equipment like transmitter, receiver, integrated circuits (IC). Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is one of the most popular branch opted by candidates. The exam date for GATE ECE released. There are total 65 questions in the exam. 

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GATE is the national level entrance exam for admission to P.hd programs offered by IITs, NITs and other top institutes. This year GATE 2020 will take place from February 01, 02, 08 and 09, 2020 and the duration of the exam is 3 hours.

All the GATE aspirants who preparing for ECE paper can check this article for detailed preparation tips, syllabus, coaching centers and cutoff for PSU recruitment through GATE.

Syllabus for GATE ECE

GATE Electronics and Communication Paper comprises of the following topics. Candidates can pick out the most important topics for focusing upon at the time of preparation.

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Networks, signals and systems
  • Electronic devices
  • Analog circuits
  • Digital circuits
  • Control systems
  • Communications
  • Electromagnets

GATE ECE Paper 2020 Important Topics Analysis

The exam consisted of 8 sections and a section of General Aptitude was also included. GATE ECE Paper consisted of 30 questions of 1 mark each and 35 questions of 2 marks each. As per the opinion of candidates who appeared for GATE ECE Paper, the questions were moderate to attempt.  Here is the detailed segregation of each topic and number of questions asked from them:

TopicNumber of QuestionMarksDifficulty Level
Control Systems58Easy
Signal And Systems35Easy
Digital and Micro Processor58Moderate
Analog Circuits711Tough
Communication Systems710Tough
Engineering Mathematics812Moderate
General Awareness1015Easy

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GATE ECE Preparation Tips

Since number of applicants for GATE ECE has increased over the years, it has become very important to excel in this competitive exam. Candidate must strategically prepare a schedule to focus on every topic and plan ample of days to revise them. Given below some tricks and tips to keep in mind before start preparation:

  • Clear the basic concepts: The clear concepts are the key to crack the GATE exams. Candidate should focus more on the basic concepts of the section.
  • Cover all the topics: Since it’s not easy to predict which topic will cover more questions in the GATE paper, candidates are suggested to cover all the topics in the syllabus.
  • Suggestion from faculty: Take the help of your seniors and faculty members for preparation as they have more experienced and will be suggested to you in right direction.
  • Oline resources: The Internet is a vast platform where candidates can get a lot of study material for the preparation. As online resources are the best way to polish their preparation for any subject.
  • Time Management:Make a timetable for all the topics. Manage your time carefully. Select the questions you solve first, keeping in mind your stronger areas of study.
  • Practice Previous Year’s Papers: Solve previous year question paper as much as possible. As the saying goes, “practice makes a man perfect.” This will boost your confidence.
  • Read & Revise: At the last moment, read and revise your study material thoroughly. Make sure you go through them once at the end of the week.
  • Self study: Candidate has to do the self study in any case.

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GATE ECE 2020 Preparation Books

Candidates with keen interest in electronics, robotics and various gadgets, have been opting for Electronics and Communications Engineering for quite some years now in large numbers.  Aspirants who are planning to get admission in prestigious institutions like IITs or ISMs might find the list of books given below helpful in better preparation for GATE ECE Paper:

ECE Preparation Books
Books NameAuthors
Network AnalysisVan Valken Burg
Solutions of Network AnalysisGK Publications
Engg. Circuit AnalysisHayt and Kemmerly
Electric CircuitsSchaum’s Series
Graph TheoryNarsing Deo (Cutset and Others)

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Coaching Centres

Along with self-study, it is very important to seek professional help to prepare extremely well for GATE ECE Paper. Candidates often get confused over the fact that which institute they must join in order to ace one of the toughest entrance exams. So, here are some of the most reputed institutions that offer professional coaching for ECE Paper across the nation:

Top GATE Coaching Centres in Delhi

1.THE GATE COACHHauz Khas, New Delhi4.8
1.IES MasterKatwaria Sarai, New Delhi4.8
2.MADE EASYGhitorni, New Delhi4.7
2.Pathfinder Academy (P) LtdMunirka, New Delhi4.7
3.Made EasySaket Metro Station, New Delhi4.6
4.IES AcademyHauz Khas, New Delhi4.5
4.SRIRAM’S IAS-Best IAS Institute in GTB Nagar, DelhiGTB Nagar, Delhi4.5
4.Engineers Institute of IndiaHauz Khas, New Delhi4.5
5.Made EasyHauz Khas Metro Station, New Delhi4.3
6.Trump & GatesConnaught Place, New Delhi4.1

Top GATE Coaching Centres in Ahmedabad

1.GATEFORM AhmedabadVastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.4.4
2.ICE GATE INSTITUTEMansi Circle,Vastrapur, Ahmedabad4.2
3.The GATE Academy, AhmedabadVastrapur, Ahmedabad4.1

Top GATE Coaching Centres in Guwahati

1.IMS Guwahati, AssamG.N.B Road, Guwahati4.9
2.Concept EducationsKamakhya, Guwahati4.4
3.T.I.M.EP.O.Silpukhuri, Guwahati4.0

Top GATE Coaching Centres in Chennai

1.S.K.Engineering AcademyAnnanagar East, Chennai4.7
2.Vani Institute For GATE CoachingBurkit Rd, Chennai4.6
3.IES GATE AcademyT Nagar, Chennai4.5
4.GATE ForumT Nagar, Chennai4.2
4.The GATE AcademyT Nagar, Chennai4.2

Top GATE Coaching Centres in Bangalore

1.Vani Institute GATE, IESSeshadripuram, Bengalaru4.5
1.Institute of Engineering Studies5th Cross, Bengalaru4.5
2.GATE ForumJayanagar 4th Block, Bengalaru4.4
3.GATEIIT CoachingJ.P.Nagar, Bengalaru4.0
3.ACE Engineering Academy BangaloreMalleshwaram, Bengalaru4.0

Top GATE Coaching Centres in Jaipur

1.Let’s Talk AcademyTonk Rd, Jaipur5.0
2.Aadhar InstituteMansingh Pura Tonk Road, Jaipur4.8
2.Engineering MastersTonk Road, Jaipur4.8
2.Engineering Career TutorialsNear Gandhi Nagar Railway Station, Jaipur4.8
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Cutoff for GATE ECE in IITs

After the results are announced, a GATE cut off list is prepared according to the number of seats available, number of candidates who have applied, difficulty level, etc. before the cut off is released for GATE ECE paper, candidates must have a glance at previous year cut off lists for GATE ECE:

DetailsGeneralOBC (Non-creamy Layer)SC/ST/PD
GATE 2013 Cutoff for ECE2522.2516.67
GATE 2014 Cutoff for ECE25.5623.0117.04
GATE 2015 Cutoff for ECE2522.5016.67
GATE 2016 Cutoff for ECE2522.516.67



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