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GATE Syllabus for ECE- 2023 Updates 

The GATE syllabus for ECE 2023 will be available on the official website. Along with the brochure, the GATE 2023 syllabus will also be revealed. Candidates can now also review the GATE ECE syllabus on this page. 

GATE 2023 Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering 

Candidates studying for the GATE 2023 exam in electronics and communication engineering can review the complete syllabus to learn about the topics that must be covered for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Candidates can improve their preparations by going over the syllabus and focusing on the main areas that carry more weight in the exam. Learn more on the GATE syllabus for ECE here. Here is a brief breakdown of the syllabus: 

Sections  Topics in each section
Engineering Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Vector analysis
  • Complex analysis
  • Numerical methods
  • Probability and statistics
Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Circuit analysis
  • Continuous-time signals
  • Discrete-time signals
Electronic Devices Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, equilibrium carrier concentration, direct and indirect band-gap semiconductors and carrier transport. 
Analog Circuits Diode circuits, BJT and MOSFET amplifiers, Op-amp circuits. 
Digital Circuits Number representations, combinatorial circuits, sequential circuits, data converters, semiconductor memories and computer organisation.  
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 compensation; state variable model and solution of state equation of LTI systems. 
Communications  Random processes, analog communications, information theory, digital communications, fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes, CRC. 
Electromagnetics  Maxwell’s equations, plane waves and properties, transmission lines, rectangular and circular waveguides, light propagation in optical fibres, dipole and monopole antennas and linear antenna arrays. 

GATE Exam Pattern for GATE 2023 – Highlights 

The GATE 2023 exam pattern will be released on the official website of IIT Kanpur. Candidates can learn much crucial information about the GATE exam from the GATE exam pattern 2023, including the types of questions that will be asked in the exam, the total number of questions, the exam time, and much more. Read more on the GATE exam pattern here. 

Particulars  Details 
Examination Mode  Computer Based Test (Online) 
Duration  3 Hours 
Number of Papers in GATE 2023  29 Papers 
  • General Aptitude (GA) 
  • Candidate Selected Subject 
Type of Questions 
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) 
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions 
Design of Questions  The questions are designed to test the listed abilities: 

  • Application 
  • Analysis 
  • Comprehension 
  • Recall 
  • Synthesis 
Number of Questions  65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude) 
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL  Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks 

Subject Questions – 72 Marks 

General Aptitude – 15 Marks 

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL  Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks 

General Aptitude – 15 Marks 

Total Marks  100 Marks 
Marking Scheme  All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks 
Negative Marking  Two types of MCQs:

  • MCQs – 1 mark for each correct answer; 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • MCQs – 2 marks for each correct answer; 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. There is no negative marking for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • No negative marking for MSQ & NAT.