 # GATE 2019 Syllabus for Electronics & Communication Engineering

It is very important for students of electronics and communication engineering to become familiar with the syllabus of their subject before they appear at the Gate 2019 exam. Indubitably, the syllabus is vast and candidates need to work very hard to crack the exam. For their ready reference, the syllabus is mentioned below:

## The syllabus of GATE ECE

 S. No. Sections Topics to be Covered 1. Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra Calculus Differential Equations Vector Analysis Complex Analysis Numerical Methods Probability and Statistics 2. Networks, Signals and Systems Network solution methods Continuous-time signals 3. Electronic Devices Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Carrier transport current, drift current, mobility and resistivity; Generation and recombination of carriers; Poisson and continuity equations; P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED etc. 4. Analog Circuits Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers; Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: biasing, bias stability, mid-frequency small signal analysis etc. 5. Digital Circuits Number systems; Combinatorial circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of functions using Boolean identities and Karnaugh map, logic gates and their static CMOS implementations, arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders and PLAs; Sequential circuits: latches and flipâ€flops etc. 6. Control Systems Basic control system components; Feedback principle; Transfer function; Block diagram representation; Signal flow graph; Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems; Frequency response; Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria; Bode and root-locus plots; Lag, lead and lag-lead etc. 7. Communications Random processes: autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems; Analog communications: amplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation, spectra of AM and FM, superheterodyne receivers, circuits for analogue communication etc. 8. Electromagnetics Electrostatics; Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector; Plane waves and properties: reflection and refraction, polarization, phase and group velocity, propagation through various media, skin depth; Transmission lines: equations, characteristic impedance, impedance matching, impedance transformation etc.

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## The GATE ECE exam pattern

Prior to preparation, candidates need to go through the exam pattern of GATE ECE 2019. The exam pattern is mentioned below:

• There will be 65 questions in an online mode.
• The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
• There will be both MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT's (Numerical Answer Types).
• There will be negative marking in multiple-choice questions but there will be no negative marking for Numerical answer types.

There are some reference books for the preparation GATE ECE 2019. If candidates go through them, they can expect to ace their exam. These books are tabulated below:

 S. No. Reference books Authors 1. Electromagnetics Matthew N.O 2. Network Alexander Sadiku 3. Communication System BP Lathi 4. Control System Norma Nise 5. Maths R. K. Jain 6 Analog Circuits Donald A Neaman 7. General Aptitude CAT by Arun Sharma 8. MCQ book R.K Kanodia 9 Digital System M.Morris Mano 10 Electronic Devices Millman & Halkias

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