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GATE EC Paper Analysis 2022 – Get Detailed Analysis

  • IIT Kharagpur had conducted the GATE EC exam on February 6th, 2022 one session. 
  • The final answer keys will be released on February 21st, 2022.
  • The response sheet has been released on the official website. Click Here to download.
  • The results will be declared on March 17th, 2022.

The candidates eagerly wait for the release of answer keys in order to assess their marks in the exam. Moreover, it is always recommended to analyze the previous years’ question papers. It helps to further evaluate the difficulty level, type of questions, sections that have more weightage in the examination, and comparison with the past year’s papers.

In this article, you will get complete information about GATE EC paper analysis 2022.

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GATE EC Paper Analysis 2022: Highlights

The GATE EC 2022 exam was conducted for three hours. The total marks were 100 and the exam comprised multiple choice and numerical answer type questions. Here are the highlights of the GATE EC paper analysis:

  • Overall paper was moderate to difficult
  • Total 14 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)
  • Total 33 MCQs and 18 NAT type questions
  • General aptitude questions were easy to moderate
  • Questions from Mathematics were slightly difficult

Topic-wise distribution of questions

Candidates who appeared in the GATE EC, can check the topic-wise distribution of questions tabulated below:

Topic Name Distribution of Questions Total Marks
1 mark questions 2 mark questions
Control Systems 1 3 7
Digital Circuits 3 4 11
Electronic Devices 2 3 8
Signals & Systems 2 2 6
Communication Systems 3 5 13
Analog Circuits 4 4 10
Network Theory 2 3 8
Electromagnetics 2 2 6
Engineering Mathematics 6 5 16
General Aptitude 5 5 15
Total Total Marks = 30 Total Marks = 70 100

GATE EC Paper Analysis 2021

The paper analysis of EC is as given below:

  • The difficulty level of the exam was from moderate to difficult.
  • The Maths, General Aptitude, Analog Circuits, and EDC sections were fairly easy.
  • 10 mark questions were formed from the Engineering Mathematics and Analog Circuits.
  • 11 mark questions were formed from the communications.
  • 20+ questions were NAT.
  • 12 mark questions from both the control system and electronic devices. Test takers found these questions difficult.
  • 6 mark questions from networks and signals & systems each.

Subject-wise Marks Distribution 2021

Subject 1 mark questions 2 marks questions Marks
Analog circuit 3 2 7
Electronic device 2 2 6
Control system 1 2 5
Digital circuit 3 3 8
Networks theory 2 5 12
Engineering Mathematics 5 4 13
General Aptitude 5 5 15
Signal & System 4 3 10
Communication 3 5 13
EMTL 2 4 10
Total 30 35 100

Subject-wise Marks Distribution 2020

Subject No of 1 mark question No of 2 mark question Marks
Analog circuit 2 4 10
Electronic device 2 5 12
Control system 2 5 12
Digital circuit 3 3 9
Networks theory 4 1 6
Engineering Mathematics 4 3 10
General Aptitude 5 5 15
Signal & System 2 2 6
Communication 3 4 11
EMTL 3 3 9
Total 30 35 100

Subject-wise Marks Distribution 2019

Below-mentioned is the complete information about GATE ECE Paper Analysis. Take a look:

Topics wise weightage in GATE 2019

S.No Topics Percentage-wise weightage
1 Network Theory 8%
2 Engineering Mathematics 14%
3 General Aptitude 15%
4 Analog Circuits 8%
5 Communications 9%
6 Electronic Device Circuits 12%
7 Control Systems 8%
8 Signals and Systems 7%
9 Digital Circuits 11%
10 Electromagnetic Theory 8%

GATE EC Paper Analysis 2019

Topics Total Questions Questions asked from Level of Questions Total Marks
Engineering Mathematics Marks: 6

Marks: 4

Random Variables; Partial Derivative; Taylor’s Series, DOL, Eigen Values, Res Differential Equation Touch/Easy 14
Network Theory Marks: 2

Marks: 3

Basic Components and types of circuits; RC Circuits; RLC Circuits

Two Port Networks

Easy 8
Signals and Systems Marks: 3

Marks: 2

Linearity, Pole-zero NQ camp, FS, DFT Easy 7
Control Systems Marks: 2

Marks: 3

Feedback Controllers; State Space, Bode plot TD Analysis Moderate 8
Analog Circuits Marks: 2

Marks: 3

Operational Amplifiers; Trans Imp Amplifier; Small Signal AM Diode; Zener Diode Easy 8
Digital Circuits Marks: 3

Marks: 4

FSM, CMOS, LF, MUX, FF, ROM Moderate 11
Communications Marks: 1

Marks: 4

AM, Binary Channel; Prob of error, Gaussian Boise HT, RV Tough 9
Electronic Device Circuits Marks: 4

Marks: 4

EB; Built-in Potential; NMOS, CMOS, IC Fabrications; P-N Junction, Solar cell Easy 12
Electromagnetic Theory Marks: 2

Marks: 3

SMIT, Transmission Lines, WG, OI, SD Easy 8
General Aptitude Marks: 5

Marks: 5

Filling Blanks, Geometry Numbers, GP, Mixt, CI, Probability Touch/Easy 15
Total 65 100
Faculty Feedback The majority of the question were concept-based. General Aptitude (GA) and maths are very easy. The core subject questions were 50% easy, 30% medium, and 20% tough.

Topics with their Percentile weightage for Session 2

S.No Topics Percentage-wise weightage
1 Network Theory 5%
2 Engineering Mathematics 14%
3 General Aptitude 15%
4 Analog Circuits 7%
5 Communications 3%
6 Electronic Device Circuits 13%
7 Control Systems 9%
8 Signals and Systems 8%
9 Digital Circuits 11%

GATE EC Paper Analysis by GATE Academy – Session 2

Subject Topics No. Of Questions Topics – Questions were asked from Difficulty Level Total Marks
Engineering

Mathematics

1 mark – 4

2 marks – 5

Complex variable (Residue, Complex integral), Easy 14
Network Theory 1 mark – 2

2 marks – 2

Steady-state analysis, Transient, R-L-C circuit Tough 6
Signals & Systems 1 mark -2

2 marks – 3

Filter, Sampling theorem, LTI system, Parallel connection Tough 8
Control Systems 1 mark -3

2 marks – 4

State-space analysis, Block diagram, Time

domain analysis, Nyquist plot

Medium 9
Analog Circuits 1 mark – 3

2 marks – 4

Op-amp, Diode circuit, BJT Medium 7
Digital Circuits 1 mark – 3

2 marks – 4

Adder, FSM, Mux Medium 0
Communications 1 mark – 3

2 marks – 4

Channel capacity, PCM, Sampling Tough 11
Electronic Device

Circuits

1 mark – 3

2 marks – 4

MOS CAP, MOSFET, BJT, PN Easy 13
Electromagnetic

Theory

1 mark – 2

2 marks – 3

Oblique insistence, electrostatic, Waveguides Medium 8
General Aptitude 1 mark – 5

2 marks – 5

Passage, Grammar, Time and work, Blood relation, direction, Number system Easy 15
Total 65 100

Previous Year GATE EC Paper Analysis GATE Academy Session 1

Last year GATE exam was based on concept, according to the GATE academy. The questions having more weightage were asked from Mathematics, Signals & Systems, Control System, and Digital Circuits topics. The question paper was distributed in intermediate and moderate levels.

Engineering Mathematics, Digital Circuits, and Electronic Device Circuits were found intermediate level, and the remaining part of the paper was found to be moderate level. From the below-given table candidates can check the complete analysis and weightage:

2017 topics with their Percentile Weightage

S.No. Topics Percentage-wise weightage
1 General Aptitude 15%
2 Digital Circuits 11%
3 Network Theory 5%
4 Analog Circuits 11%
5 Communications 3%
6 Electronic Device Circuits 9%
7 Control Systems 11%
8 Signals and Systems 13%
9 Engineering Mathematics 15%
10 ElECEtro Magnetic 7%

GATE EC Paper Analysis by Gate Academy – Session 1

Subject Topics No. Of Questions Topics – Questions were asked from Difficulty Level Total Marks
Engineering Mathematics

 

1 mark – 45

2 marks – 5

Newton Raphson, Taylors Series, Probability,

Calculus, Matrix

Tough 15
Network Theory 1 mark – 1

2 marks – 2

Transient analysis, Steady State Analysis, Easy 5
Signals & Systems 1 mark -3

2 marks – 4

DTFT, Sampling, Filter, Fourier Series, System

analysis

Medium 13
Control Systems 1 mark -5

2 marks – 3

Nyquist plot, RH criterion, Compensator, Root locus Easy 11
Analog Circuits 1 mark – 3

2 marks – 4

FET amplifier, BJT Amplifier, Op-amp Medium 11
Digital Circuits 1 mark – 3

2 marks – 4

Counters, Excitation machine, K-map Tough 11
Communications 1 mark – 1

2 marks – 1

Random variable, ITC, DTCM Medium 3
Electronic Device Circuits

 

1 mark – 3

2 marks – 4

Electric fields, Diode capacitor, MOSFET Tough 9
Electromagnetic Theory

 

1 marks – 1

2 marks – 3

Medium 7
General Aptitude 1 marks – 5

2 marks – 5

Distance time, Probability, Permutation, and Combination Easy 15
Total 65 100

Conclusion

This article gives you in-depth detail about the GATE EC 2022 exam paper along with its analysis. Students must go through the previous years’ papers as it provides a fair idea about the gist of the exam. It helps to understand the pattern and the difficulty level too.

Hence, do not skip this part during your preparation.

Good luck!

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