GATE 2024 Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Download PDF and Print

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC). IISc Bangalore, the exam authority released GATE syllabus for EC along with the official brochure download in PDF.

GATE Syllabus 2024 for EC Paper: The Indian Institute of Science (, Bangalore, the organising institute officially released complete syllabus of Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Paper for GATE 2024 exams.

The syllabus of paper EC (Electronics and Communication Engineering) has been divided into eight sections. The corresponding sections of the question paper contain different topics.

You may download GATE admit card and GATE exam schedule for paper Electronics and Communication Engineering for appearing in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for the year 2024.

GATE 2024 Paper Pattern for Electronics and Communication Engineering:

PaperElectronics and Communication Engineering
Paper CodeEC
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ: 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ: 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
General Aptitude (GA) Marks15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics13 Marks
Subject Questions72 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
EC Paper Pattern GATE 2024

Section-1 Engineering Mathematics

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Engineering Mathematics
Linear AlgebraVector space, basis, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, rank, solution of linear equations- existence and uniqueness.
CalculusMean value theorems, theorems of integral calculus, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, multiple integrals, line, surface and volume integrals, Taylor series.
Differential EquationsFirst order equations (linear and nonlinear), higher order linear differential equations, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, methods of solution using variation of parameters, complementary function and particular integral, partial differential equations, variable separable method, initial and boundary value problems.
Vector AnalysisVectors in plane and space, vector operations, gradient, divergence and curl, Gauss’s, Green’s and Stokes’ theorems.
Complex AnalysisAnalytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, sequences, series, convergence tests, Taylor and Laurent series, residue theorem
Probability and StatisticsMean, median, mode, standard deviation, combinatorial probability, probability distributions, binomial distribution, Poisson distribution, exponential distribution, normal distribution, joint and conditional probability
GATE Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

Section-2 Networks, Signals and Systems

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Networks, Signals and Systems
Circuit analysisNode and mesh analysis, superposition, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, reciprocity. Sinusoidal steady state analysis: phasors, complex power, maximum power transfer. Time and frequency domain analysis of linear circuits: RL, RC and RLC circuits, solution of network equations using Laplace transform.

Linear 2-port network parameters, wye-delta transformation.
Continuous-time signalsFourier series and Fourier transform, sampling theorem and applications.
Discrete-time signalsDTFT, DFT, z-transform, discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals. LTI systems: definition and properties, causality, stability, impulse response, convolution, poles and zeroes, frequency response, group delay, phase delay.
GATE Syllabus for Networks, Signals and Systems

Section-3 Electronic Devices

Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, equilibrium carrier concentration, direct and indirect band-gap semiconductors.

Carrier transport: diffusion 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, photo diode and solar cell.

Section-4 Analog Circuits

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Analog Circuits
Diode circuitsclipping, clamping and rectifiers.
BJT and MOSFET amplifiersbiasing, ac coupling, small signal analysis, frequency response. Current mirrors and differential amplifiers.
Op-amp circuitsAmplifiers, summers, differentiators, integrators, active filters, Schmitt triggers and oscillators.
GATE Syllabus for Analog Circuits

Section-5 Digital Circuits

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Digital Circuits
Number representationsbinary, integer and floating-point- numbers. 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.
Sequential circuitslatches and flip-flops, counters, shift-registers, finite state machines, propagation delay, setup and hold time, critical path delay.
Data converterssample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs.
Semiconductor memoriesROM, SRAM, DRAM.
Computer organizationMachine instructions and addressing modes, ALU, data-path and control unit, instruction pipelining.
GATE Syllabus for Digital Circuits

Section-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 laglead compensation; State variable model and solution of state equation of LTI systems.

Section-7 Communications

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Communications
Random processesautocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems.
Analog communicationsamplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation, spectra of AM and FM, superheterodyne receivers.
Information theoryentropy, mutual information and channel capacity theorem.
Digital communicationsPCM, DPCM, digital modulation schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK, QAM), bandwidth, inter-symbol interference, MAP, ML detection, matched filter receiver, SNR and BER.

Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes, CRC.
GATE Syllabus for Communications

Section-8 Electromagnetics

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Electromagnetics
Maxwell’s equationsdifferential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector.
Plane waves and propertiesreflection and refraction, polarization, phase and group velocity, propagation through various media, skin depth.
Transmission linesequations, characteristic impedance, impedance matching, impedance transformation, S-parameters, Smith chart.
GATE Syllabus for Electromagnetics

Rectangular and circular waveguides, light propagation in optical fibers, dipole and monopole antennas, linear antenna arrays.

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