GATE ECE Syllabus 2023 - Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
Here is a detailed topic-wise syllabus for the GATE ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering) exam in 2023. The syllabus is based on the information provided on the official GATE website and other reliable sources.1. Engineering Mathematics
- Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
- Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Maxima and minima, Partial derivatives, Multiple integrals, Fourier series, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals.
- Differential equations: First order equations (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, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one-dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.
- Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode, and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis, and correlation coefficient.2. Networks, Signals, and Systems
- Network solution methods: Network theorems, Node and Mesh analysis, Network graphs and their applications in network analysis.
- Network theorems: Superposition, Thevenin and Norton's maximum power transfer, Wye-Delta transformation.
- Signals and Systems: Continuous-time and discrete-time signals, LTI systems, Fourier series representation of continuous-time periodic signals, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform, Transfer function, and Impulse response.3. 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, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, and Photodiode.
- Basics of LASERs and their applications.4. Analog Circuits
- Equivalent circuits (large and small-signal) of diodes, BJTs, and MOSFETs, Simple diode circuits, Clipping, Clamping, Rectifier circuits, Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET amplifiers.
- Amplifiers: single and multi-stage, differential, operational, feedback, and power amplifiers, Analysis of amplifiers; frequency response of amplifiers, Simple op-amp circuits, and filters.
- Sinusoidal oscillators: criterion for oscillation, single-transistor, and op-amp configurations, Function generators, and wave-shaping circuits.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: Flip-flops, Counters, Shift registers, Sample and hold circuits, and Timers.
- Data converters: ADCs and DACs, Semiconductor memories: ROM, SRAM, DRAM, and their organization, Microprocessor 8085: architecture, programming, memory, and I/O interfacing.6. Control Systems
- Basic control system components, Feedback principle, Transfer function, Block diagram representation, Signal flow graph, and Mason's gain formula.
- Time delay systems, Stability analysis: Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Root locus technique, Bode plot, Nyquist plot, and Stability margins.
- Controllers: P, PI, and PID controllers, State-space representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems.7. Communications
- Random processes: Autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, Filtering of random signals through LTI systems.
- Analog communication systems: Amplitude modulation and demodulation, Angle modulation and demodulation, Spectral analysis of these operations, Superheterodyne receivers, and Elements of hardware, realizations of analog communication systems.
- Information theory: entropy, mutual information, 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), Basics of TDMA, FDMA, and CDMA.Topic-wise Marks Weightage:
The marks weightage for each topic may vary from year to year. However, on average, the approximate marks weightage for each topic in the GATE ECE exam is as follows:
- Engineering Mathematics: 10-12 marks
- Networks, Signals, and Systems: 8-10 marks
- Electronic Devices: 10-12 marks
- Analog Circuits: 10-12 marks
- Digital Circuits: 8-10 marks
- Control Systems: 8-10 marks
- Communications: 10-12 marks
Please note that these weightages are indicative and can vary slightly in the actual exam.EduRev Mock Test Series:
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