GATE EC Exam Notification 2023: Official Mock Test Link Active Now!

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GATE 2023 Official Mock Test Link is active now, candidates need to visit the official website to attempt the mock test. Candidates can also check the direct link for the Mock Test shared below. ISRO Scientist EC New Notification Out. The recruitment will be done through GATE 2021 & GATE 2022. Earlier, GATE EC 2023 exam schedule was out. The exam will be conducted on 5th February 2023 in the Afternoon session from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The GATE or the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering conducts an Entrance exam that works as a gateway for Engineering aspirants to get into the leading PSUs or in getting a Master's Degree. GATE is conducted under Central Ministry HRD by the Indian Institute of Science and 7 IITs jointly. Candidates must always know all important deets about the exam pattern, exam date, eligibility, previous year cut-off marks, and so on. This will take them forward toward success in the GATE EC Exam 2023.

  • The GATE 2023 is going to be conducted by IIT Kanpur.
  • GATE is a Computer-based exam that focuses on testing the candidate’s comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Science.
  • GATE exam screens the candidates for the most reputed educational institutions & reputed Public Sector Units (PSUs ) like BHEL, GAIL, etc India.
  • The candidates can apply between 
  • GATE scores stand valid for three years.
  • Candidates must possess a graduation degree to be able to apply for the GATE EC exam.
  • Currently, PSU Recruitment through GATE EC is ongoing in various PSUs like NTPC, Hindustan Copper Limited, and others on the basis of GATE 2022/ 2021 scores. PSUs like ONGC, GAIL, etc. have also announced the recruitment on the basis of GATE 2023 score.

GATE EC Exam Overview 2023

Full-Form

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Post

Electronics and Communication

Starting for online applications

30th August 2022

Deadline for online applications

7th October 2022

Admit Card release date

3rd January 2023

Exam Date

5th February 2023

Result announcement

16th March 2023

Official Website

GATE Official Website

Download GATE EC Notification 2023 PDF

GATE EC Latest Updates

13th December 2022: GATE Mock Test Link Active!

The GATE 2023 Official Mock Test Link for each discipline is active now. Candidates need to log in using their credentials to attempt the mock test for the respective subject. Check the relevant links below. 

Check GATE Mock Test Link Active Notification Window

Direct Link to Attempt the GATE Mock Test 

29th November 2022: ISRO Scientist EC New Notification Out!

The candidates must note that ISRO Scientist EC New Notification has been released for a total of 21 vacancies and the candidates will be able to apply online from 29th November 2022 to 19th December 2022. This recruitment will be done via GATE 2021 & 2022. Check out the notification below.

Download ISRO Scientist EC New Notification

28th November 2022: GATE EC 2023 Exam Schedule Out!

The GATE EC 2023 exam will be conducted on 5th February 2023 in the Afternoon Shift from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. GATE EC admit card will be available on 3rd January 2023.

Direct link to check the GATE EC Exam Schedule

PSU Through GATE EC 2023

Every year, PSU Recruit candidates through GATE scores. Check the PSU-wise vacancy details below.

Name of PSU

Number of Posts

Year of the GATE Exam Download PDF Last Date to Apply
ISRO 21 2021/2022 Click Here 19th December 2022

NTPC

864 (Separate Vacancy for the Electronics Will be Out Soon)

2022 Click Here 11th November 2022

HPU

NA

2023 Click Here Will be Notified

GAIL

NA

2023 Click Here 30th September 2022

PGCIL

NA

2023 Click Here 18th February 2023

ONGC

NA

2022 Click Here 12th October 2022

GATE EC Apply Online 2023

Below are the steps to apply for the GATE 2023.

Step 1: Click on the direct link given above.

Step 2: Register by filling up the necessary information.

Step 3: Save the registration ID and password for future reference.

Step 4: Log in with the registration ID and password.

Step 5: Fill up important details.

Step 6: Upload a recent photograph and signature.

Step 7: Submit your application form.

Step 8: Proceed for payment of application fees.

Step 9: Alternatively, you can also find the link on the GATE Official Website.

Step 10: Candidates will find a link that says, “GOAPS is open now! “

Important points:

  • After the candidate has filled the application form, they have to upload the scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and category certificate (if applicable) as per the specifications by the exam conducting authority.
  • NO change can be made in the application form after the payment of the fee. So, make sure that all the details are correct. If everything is as per the guidelines, only then the application form will be accepted or else rejected.
  • Draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width) on an A4 sized white paper and sign with black/dark blue ink pen within this box. The signature should occupy 70~80% of the box size. File size: 10 kB (minimum) – 200 kB (maximum). You can crop the image and signature as per dimensions by using testbook photo resizing tool.
  • Colored passport size photo of dimension: 3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height with white background is required for the GATE Application Form.
  • The candidate will be intimidated about any errors found in the GATE application, which has to be rectified within the given period of time. This will be done via e-mail and/or SMS.
  • The PwD/ Dyslexic candidates are allowed to avail scribe assistant EC for the GATE 2023 examination.

Document

Size

Passport size photograph

2 kb -200 kb

Signature in running handwriting

2 kb-150 kb

Category Certificate (if applicable)

10 kb -300 kb

PwD Certificate (if applicable)

10 kb – 300 kb

Application Fee for GATE 2023

Application fee for GATE EC is different for Indian and Foriegn exam centres. Mentioned below is the application fee for the exam center of GATE in India and for the exam center outside of India. The application fee can only be paid through online mode like internet banking, visa card, etc.

For Examination Centres in India

Fees to be Paid (Rs.)

During the Extended Period

Female candidates

850

1350

SC/ST/PwD* category candidates

850

1350

All other candidates

1700

2200

For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)

Fees to be Paid

During the Extended Period

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 100

US$ 150

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 200

US$ 250

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GATE EC Selection Process 2023

The candidates will have to appear for an online examination. GATE EC is a 1 stage exam only. There shall be no interview. Only successful candidates equal to the number of seats available will be taken in on a first come first serve basis. Hence the candidates will have to undergo only a written exam. GATE selection process is based on the result or scorecard released by the authorities for admission to M.tech programmes in IITs. Institutes are alloted to candidates for admissions with the normalized GATE Score/Interview + normalized GATE score.

GATE EC Eligibility Criteria 2023

The eligibility criteria is a really important piece of information that every candidate must cross-check before applying for the exam. GATE has also set education qualification eligibility for all the streams of the examination. Read the information below to know about the eligibility for the GATE EC 2023 exam.

  • Age Criteria: There is no age limit in GATE CS, candidates from any age group can apply for the exam. They must be a graduate and there is no upper age limit.
  • Nationality: Indian candidates can apply for the exam. Foreign candidates can also apply for the exam but they need to fulfill the required eligibility criteria for the Foreign Nationals, SC / ST / PwD categories are not applicable.

Educational Qualifications

Here, we are providing the educational qualifications which have been required before appearing in the exam. Refer to the table below for detailed information on the GATE EC eligibility criteria. Candidates who have completed/ are currently in the 3rd year or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree in their field of Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce are eligible for GATE EC 2023. Candidates must have a qualifying degree for the stream he/she is applying for. Read the detailed information below:

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Eligible Candidates Description

B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology (four years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (four years course)/Planning (four years course)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed

B.Sc. (Research)/B.S.

Bachelor’s degree holder e in ScienME Stream (Post-Diploma/four years after 10+2)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed

Pharm. D.(after 10+2)

6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during 3rd year onwards

Pursuing in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed

M.B.B.S.

M.B.B.S. Degree holders and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher

5th, 6th, 7th or already completed

M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the 1st year or higher or already Completed

Int.M.E./M.Tech.(Post-B.Sc.)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology of 4 years program

Pursuing in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed

Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)

Candidate must be currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed

B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program)

Currently in the 3rd year or already completed

Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the 3rd year or already completed

ProfessionalSociety Examinations(equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMIME by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

GATE EC Syllabus 2023

GATE Electronics & Communication Syllabus is divided into various parts. Topics lying under each section of the GATE EC syllabus 2023 are mentioned in the table below. Understand the detailed syllabus thoroughly and plan your preparation plan according to it. Learn all the sub-topics and avoid skipping any of them, as there’s plenty of time for GATE 2023. The GATE EC 2023 exam paper has been divided into two sections –

GATE EC Exam Pattern 2023

Section 1

General Aptitude (10 Questions)

Section 2

Core Subject (55 Questions)

Total

65 Questions will be asked

GATE EC General Aptitude Syllabus 2023

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability
  • Analytical Aptitude – Logic: deduction and induction Analogy Numerical relations and reasoning
  • Spatial Aptitude – Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions.
  • Verbal Aptitude – Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context Reading and comprehension Narrative sequencing

GATE EC Core Subjects Syllabus 2023

Engineering Mathematics:

  • Linear Algebra: Vector space, basis, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, eigenvalues and  eigenvectors, rank, solution of linear equations- existence and uniqueness. 
  • Calculus: Mean 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 Equations: First 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 Analysis: Vectors in plane and space, vector operations, gradient, divergence and curl, Gauss's, Green's  and Stokes’ theorems. 
  • Complex Analysis: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, sequences,  series, convergence tests, Taylor and Laurent series, residue theorem. 
  • Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode, standard deviation, combinatorial probability, probability distributions, binomial distribution, Poisson distribution, exponential distribution, normal distribution, joint and conditional probability.

Networks, Signals & Systems:

  • Circuit analysis: Node 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.
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  • Continuous-time signals: Fourier series and Fourier transform, sampling theorem and applications.
  • Discrete-time signals: DTFT, DFT, z-transform, discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals. LTI systems: definition and properties, causality, stability, impulse response, convolution, poles and zeros, frequency response, group delay, phase delay

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.

Analog Circuits:

  • Diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers.
  • BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: biasing, ac coupling, small signal analysis, frequency response.Current mirrors and differential amplifiers.
  • Op-amp circuits: Amplifiers, summers, differentiators, integrators, active filters, Schmitt triggers and oscillators.

Digital Circuits:

  • Number representations: binary, 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 circuits: latches and flip-flops, counters, shift-registers, finite state machines, propagation delay, setup and hold time, critical path delay.
  • Data converters: sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs.
  • Semiconductor memories: ROM, SRAM, DRAM.
  • Computer organization: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU, data-path and control unit, instruction pipelining.

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: autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems.
  • Analog communications: amplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation, spectra of AM and FM, superheterodyne receivers.
  • Information theory: entropy, mutual information and channel capacity theorem.
  • Digital communications: PCM, 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.

Electromagnetics:

  • Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector.
  • Plane waves and properties: reflection and refraction, polarization, phase and group velocity, propagation through various media, skin depth.
  • Transmission lines: equations, characteristic impedance, impedance matching, impedance transformation, S-parameters, Smith chart.Rectangular and circular waveguides, light propagation in optical fibers, dipole and monopole antennas, linear antenna arrays.

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GATE EC Exam Pattern 2023

The mode of GATE Electronics & Communication exam is online. It is a computer-based test (CBT) which will have a mix of questions like numerical answer test (NAT) and multiple choice questions (MCQ). The detailed GATE EC exam pattern is discussed below.

GATE EC Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination

Online/ Computer-based Test

Total no. of questions

65

Maximum Marks

100

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Sections

General Aptitude and Subject Specific

  • Candidates are asked 65 questions over a duration of 3 hours.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 rd for 1 mark MCQ questions.
  • There is a negative marking of 2/3rd for 2 mark MCQ questions.
  • The GATE exam consists of a total of 100 marks.
  • There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ and NAT questions. However, there is NO partial credit also.
  • GA questions carry a total of 15 marks which includes 5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks each making the total of 15 marks.
  • Question paper will have 25 questions carrying 1-mark each and 3 questions of 2 marks each.

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GATE EC Exam Dates 2023

The GATE EC 2023 exam dates has been released. It is a great opportunity for candidates. Candidates appearing for the exams must know the important details about the exam dates. Refer to the table below for more information:

Exam Events

Dates

Application start

30th August 2022

Application last date

7th October 2022

Day of exam

5th February 2023

Result date

16th March 2023

GATE EC Admit Card 2023

An admit card is one of the most important documents to appear for any examination. GATE 2023 admit card will be made available for download after the exam conducting authority releases it. The GATE Admit card will be released a week before the exam date. Make sure to download the GATE EC call letter within the time period. The Admit Card can be downloaded with the help of the registration number and password. Download the admit card as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute hassles. Candidates could either click on the direct link given below or follow the steps mentioned below to download the GATE Hall Ticket 2023.

Direct Link to Download GATE Admit Card

Note* Link will be activated once the admit card is released.

Step 1: Click the GATE 2023 admit card link.

Step 2: Enter your Registration Number and Password.

Step 3: Admit Card will have your exam center, name photograph, and signature.

Step 4: Candidates must verify the given information before downloading the GATE Admit Card.

Step 5: Candidates must print multiple copies of the admit card for GATE 2023 to avoid discrepancies on the exam day.

Step 6: In case of any discrepancy, you should immediately report the conducting authority.

Step 7: Your GATE Hall Ticket will be displayed on the screen.

Step 8: Take the Printout of GATE Admit Card 2023.

GATE EC Cut Off 2023

GATE will release the cut off marks once the exams are concluded. The board releases the cut off marks along with the results on its official website. Cut-off marks are the minimum amount of marks that the candidates need to attain to move forward in the selection process. The table hereunder covers GATE previous years’ cut off. It includes category-wise cutoff marks for EC. Make the subject-wise note of the GATE EC cut off 2023 marks to prepare accordingly for the upcoming GATE exam.

Year

Qualifying Marks

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

GATE EC Cut – Off 2023 25 22.5 16.6

GATE EC Cut-Off 2021

28.5

25.6

19.0

GATE EC Cut-Off 2019

26.7

24

17.8

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Difference Between GATE Qualifying Cut-Off Vs. Admission Cut Off

Candidates often get confused between the GATE qualifying cut-off and admission cut-off. Here we have mentioned a few points that will help you differentiate between the two.

GATE Qualifying Cut Off

GATE Admission Cut Off

Published by the organizing authority

Published by the institutes individually

Cut-off is decided as per performances of the candidates, the category they belong to and previous cut off trends

Admission cut off is decided as per the number of applicants received, seats available, category of the candidate

Not applicable for admission

Applicable for admission

GATE EC Answer Key 2023

The institute conducting the GATE EC 2023 exam will also release GATE EC solutions 2023 shift-wise on its official website. Candidates can access the GATE Electronics & Communication Answer Key 2023 from the official website of GATE. With the help of the answer key candidates can estimate their exam marks. Candidates can see the GATE EC exam score before the GATE EC 2023 result. PrepForSure will provide the downloading link for candidates to download the GATE Electronics & Communication Answer key 2023 as soon as it has been declared by the authority.

GATE EC Books for Preparation 2023

Books play a major role in your preparation. So, it's very important to get yourself the best books available. Given below are some of the recommended books by the experts for your reference. Applicants can avail of these books through online sites or the nearest stationery. You can find many more books online but these are some of them shortlisted just for you. The GATE EC Books will help you learn all the important topics.

Disciple

Book

Author/Publication

Communications

Modern Digital and Analog Communications Systems

B.P. Lathi

Signals & Systems

Signals and Systems

Alan V. Oppenheim, AlanS.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab

Electronic Devices

Semiconductor Physics and Devices

Donald A. Neamen

Electromagnetic Theory

Principles of Electromagnetics

Matthew N. O. Sadiku

Control Systems

Control Systems Engineering

M. Gopal, I. J. Nagrath

Digital Electronics

Digital Design

M. Morris Mano

Analog Circuits

Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications

Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith

Engg. Maths

Higher Engineering Mathematics

B. S. Grewal

Network Theory

Engineering Circuit Analysis

William H. Hayt

GATE EC Preparation Tips 2023

As mentioned above also, the GATE EC exam is a 1 stage only exam that consists of only multiple-choice questions. The candidates must focus a lot on accuracy level so that there is no scope for a penalty. Here are some useful tips that will help you to get good scores in the GATE 2023 exam.

  • The first step is to be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern This will help you know what all the exam covers and what all you need to work upon.
  • Don’t forget to make GATE study notes and highlight all that seems important to you so that you can go through them at odd hours as well as before the exam date. This would also be helpful before the exam as you could easily skim over what all you had studied till then instead of going through the whole fatso book.
  • Time Management – Time Management for GATE EC plays an important role in the preparation of the exam. GATE applicants should make effective use of each minute. An appropriate time division for the syllabus, the practice of sample papers, and the last-minute planning should be planned in such a way that the applicant doesn’t forget anything till completing the exam
  • Practise as many mocks as you can. Don’t forget to give one mock test every day. This not only helps you to cover the good questions but also gives you knowledge about what types of questions are being asked in the exam. Mocks would also help in reducing your exam fear. Gradually your confidence level would be good and you will be able to handle time properly while attempting your exam. Also, while solving mocks you will be able to point out your weak subjects and topics and so, you can work hard on them in particular. To get started with your preparation for GATE EC 2023, attempt the GATE EC test series now.

GATE EC Result 2023

The selection will be based on the merit obtained in the CBT examination depending upon the category of the candidate. The GATE Result for EC will have a qualifying cut off that candidates should be aware of.

Direct Link to Download GATE EC Result 2023

Note* Link will be activated once results are announced.

Step 1: Go to the link mentioned on the official website and log in with your credentials i.e. registration id and password.

Step 2: Download your scorecard and print it for future reference

Step 3: You can alternatively log on to the official website for the same.

We hope that you found this article on the GATE EC Exam 2023 useful and informative. We have provided the candidates with in-depth details of the exam. You can also reach out to us in case of any doubts or queries. Candidates can also start preparing for all types of Government exams and get quicker access to any required information through our PrepForSure Application.