GATE Electronics and Communication Syllabus

GATE Paper Code for Electronics and Communication Engineering is EC and the GATE EC syllabus summery is ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Transform Theory, ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING: Networks, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, Communications, Electromagnetics. Detailed syllabus for GATE 2013 Electronics and Communication is as follows

GATE 2013 Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)


Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson,Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Transform Theory: Fourier transform,Laplace transform, Z-transform.


Networks: Network graphs: matrices associated with graphs; incidence, fundamental cut set and fundamental circuit matrices. Solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis. Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s maximum power transfer, Wye-Delta transformation. Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors. Linear constant coefficient differential equations; time domain analysis of simple RLC circuits, Solution of network equations usingLaplace transform: frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits. 2-port network parameters: driving point and transfer functions. State equations for networks.
Electronic Devices: Energy bands in silicon, intrinsic and extrinsic silicon. Carrier transport in silicon: diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers.p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, p-I-n and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASERs. Device technology: integrated circuits fabrication process, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography, n-tub, p-tub and twin-tub CMOS process.
Analog Circuits: Small Signal Equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs, MOSFETs and analog CMOS. Simple diode circuits, clipping, clamping, rectifier.Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET amplifiers. Amplifiers: single-and multi-stage, differential and operational, feedback, and power. Frequency response of amplifiers.Simple op-amp circuits. Filters. Sinusoidal oscillators; criterion for oscillation; single-transistor and op-amp configurations.Function generators and wave-shaping circuits, 555 Timers. Power supplies.
Digital circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; logic gates; digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders, PROMs and PLAs. Sequential circuits: latches and flip-flops, counters and shift-registers. Sample and hold circuits, ADCs, DACs. Semiconductor memories. Microprocessor(8085): architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing.
Signals and Systems: Definitions and properties ofLaplace transform, continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier series, continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier Transform, DFT and FFT, z-transform. Sampling theorem. Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) Systems: definitions and properties; causality, stability, impulse response, convolution, poles and zeros, parallel and cascade structure, frequency response, group delay, phase delay. Signal transmission through LTI systems.
Control Systems: Basic control system components; block diagrammatic description, reduction of block diagrams. Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems. Signal flow graphs and their use in determining transfer functions of systems; transient and steady state analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response. Tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis: root loci, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Bode and Nyquist plots. Control system compensators: elements of lead and lag compensation, elements of Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control. State variable representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems.
Communications: Random signals and noise: probability, random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation, power spectral density. Analog communication systems: amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne receivers; elements of hardware, realizations of analog communication systems; signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) calculations for amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM) for low noise conditions. Fundamentals of information theory and channel capacity theorem. Digital communication systems: pulse code modulation (PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM), digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), matched filter receivers, bandwidth consideration and probability of error calculations for these schemes. Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA and GSM.
Electromagnetics: Elements of vector calculus: divergence and curl; Gauss’ and Stokes’ theorems, Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms. Wave equation, Poynting vector. Plane waves: propagation through various media; reflection and refraction; phase and group velocity; skin depth. Transmission lines: characteristic impedance; impedance transformation; Smith chart; impedance matching; S parameters, pulse excitation. Waveguides: modes in rectangular waveguides; boundary conditions; cut-off frequencies; dispersion relations. Basics of propagation in dielectric waveguide and optical fibers. Basics of Antennas: Dipole antennas; radiation pattern; antenna gain.

48 thoughts on “GATE Electronics and Communication Syllabus”


  2. i am 2 ece could you please send gate materials….that would help me……and tips to face the gate exams……thanks

  3. GATE is no more student friendly but rather very much business friendly for coaching institutes.Stats in 2013 say around 12 lakh registered and 9 lakh appeared & 1.3 lakh cleared and the race will go high 15 lakh plus in gate why so many people appear for gate .Do all have passion for teaching and research no NO NO. It may be only 2 to 3%.Rest of all are looking for escape hole from unemployement and Low paying /torture ful BPO jobs .And these mass group fall a prey to coaching Institute earning in crores of rupees.The fate of our country today is here 12 lakh engineers are srtiving too hard for getting good job career but none what to change the system /politics which allow menace BPO sector exploiting engineers/corruption e.t.c. A doctor after MBBS able to earn on his own by visiting clinic.A laywer can earn on his own by advocating.But engineers alone looking for job/employment depend on others .Because engineers are not made as real engineers by education system which focus on theorys unable to solve real problems and earn decent living.People competing for PM post is hardly 1 or 2. But 12 LAKH engineers are competing for GATE.People by nature will have there own unique ability .There are not ready to explore there unique talent and try to apply them to our country and earn a quality living.And its not fare to measure the quality of mass people based on a complex theory based common question paper.That will not help to identify real talents.This is not hapenning any where in the world.Who is responsible for the generation of lakhs of under minded engineers.In our country the magnitude of impact created by Politician both positive and negative is huge when compared to engineers But there is no GATE EXAM for politicians? who are creating bill and making laws! and all unqualified /un ethical rude people are rulling us for years and poor engineers are by product of there bad system. Nobady can save them unless there themself find a way earn quality living.Today real estate brokers and contract builders are earning with half baked qualification are earning in crores.Need of the hour is engineers should realise that game around and find there own way to serve the world and earn quality living.All the best engineerS

  4. post some new sample paper………. and one topper students’s contact no whose can i talk……how to preaper in gate pls suggest me…………thanks

  5. i want to know that the syllabus which u give are better to crack the exam.and are all the question is come from syllabus topic. or i also study more than syllabus

  6. gate electronics and telecommunication branch syllabus is also same as gate electronics and communication branch syllabus

  7. I am a Electronics and Biomedical engineering B Tech student under cusat kerala. Can i write GATE 2013 Exam ? Then What will bd the sylabus for gATE ? Is it same sylabus for ECE ? Pl give direction .

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