GATE Syllabus 2019 for ECE Branch; Detailed Information

The exam schedule for GATE 2019 has been announced by IIT Madras. GATE 2019 will be conducted in an online mode on February 2, 3, 9 & 10. GATE Electronics & Communication Paper is scheduled to be held on February 9, 2019, in the forenoon session from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Admit cards for the respective exam has already been released on January 4, which can be downloaded by visiting the GOAPS website. Authorities have also released the syllabus for Electronics & Communication branch for GATE 2019.

Candidates can check the detailed syllabus for ECE branch for GATE 2019 exam from this page. It consists of all the important topics and sub-topics which will be a part of the upcoming GATE exam. In order to ace the exam, it is very important that each student go through the syllabus thoroughly and prepare accordingly. Knowing the syllabus is an important part of preparing for the exam, so, students of ECE branch are advised to go through the below-mentioned GATE Syllabus 2019 and make a study plan accordingly.

GATE 2019 Syllabus for ECE

1 Engineering Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equation
  • Calculus
  • Vector Analysis
  • Numerical Methods
  • Complex Analysis
  • Probability & Statistics
2 Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Continuous Time Signals
  • Network Solution Methods
3 Electronic Devices
  • Carrier transport current, mobility and resistivity, drift current
  • Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon
  • Generation and recombination of carriers
  • Poisson and continuity equations
  • P-N junction, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, Zener diode, BJT, LED
4 Analog Circuits
  • Simple diode circuits: clamping, clipping and rectifiers
  • Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, MOSFETs and BJTs
  • Single-stage MOSFET and BJT amplifiers: bias stability, biasing, mid-frequency small signal analysis etc.
5 Digital Circuits
  • Number systems
  • Combinatorial circuits: Boolean algebra, logic gates and their static CMOS implementations,
  • Minimization of functions using Boolean identities and Karnaugh map
  • Code converters, multiplexers, arithmetic circuits, decoders and PLAs
  • Sequential circuits: flip-flops and latches etc.
6 Control Systems  

  • Block diagram representation
  • Feedback principle
  • Basic control system components
  • Transfer function
  • Signal flow graph
  • Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems
  • Bode and root-locus plots
  • Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria
  • Frequency response
  • Lag, lead and lag-lead
7 Communications
  • Random processes: properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems, autocorrelation and power spectral density
  • Analog communications: angle modulation and demodulation, amplitude modulation
  • Demodulation, circuits for Analog communication, spectra of FM and AM, super-heterodyne receivers
8 Electromagnetics
  • Maxwell’s equations: integral and differential forms and their interpretation,
  • Wave equation, boundary conditions, Poynting vector
  • Electrostatics
  • Plane waves and properties: polarization, group and phase velocity,
  • Reflection and refraction, propagation through various media, skin depth
  • Transmission lines: impedance matching, characteristic impedance, equations, impedance transformation

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern for ECE

It is very important for all the candidates appearing for GATE 2019 to know the GATE Syllabus 2019 and exam pattern before starting the preparation. Mentioned below is the exam pattern as prescribed by the conducting authorities.

  • GATE 2019 ECE Paper will consist of 65 questions.
  • 3 hours will be allotted to complete the paper.
  • GATE 2019 question paper for ECE students will consist of MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions.
  • MCQ questions will have negative marking, but there won’t be any negative marking in the NAT questions.

GATE 2019 Electronics & Communications Reference Books

Mentioned below are some of the best books which will help you to cover each and every topic mentioned in GATE 2019 Syllabus.

S. No. Subjects Reference Books
1. Signal Systems
  1. Modern Digital and Analog Communications system written by BP Lathi
  2. Digital Signal Processing written by S.K Mitra
  3. Signals & Systems written by Alan V. Oppenheim
2. Electronic Devices
  1. Semiconductor Physics And Devices written by Donald A. Neamen
  2. Electronic Devices and Circuits written by Millman & Halkias
  3. Solid state electronic devices written by Sanjay Banerjee and Ben G. Streetman
3. Digital Systems
  1. Digital Electronic Principles and Applications written by Ronald J. Toccii (Pearson Publications)
  2. Digital Logic and Computer Design written by M. Morris Mano
  3. Fundamentals of digital systems by Anand Kumar or Digital circuits and design by Salivahanan
4. MCQ Book                GATE ECE written by R.K. Kanodia
5. General Aptitude
  1. Quantitative Aptitude written by R.S Agarwal
  2. Quantitative Aptitude by CAT written by Arun Sharma
6. Analog Circuits
  1. Microelectronics Circuits written by Sedra & Smith
  2. Electronics devices and circuits, Analog Electronics – Donald A Neaman
7. Maths
  1. Higher Engineering mathematics written by Dr. B.S Grewal
  2. Advanced Engineering Mathematics written by R. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar  (Narosa Publications)
8. Control Systems
  1. Control Systems written by Nagarath and Gopal
  2. Control Systems Engineering written by Norma Nise
  3. NPTEL Video lectures written by M. Gopal
9. Communication System
  1. Principle of Communication System written by Taub & Schillings
  2. Modern digital and Analog Communications system written by BP Lathi
  3. Electronic Communication Systems written by Kennedy and Davis (just the Noise chapter)
10. Network
  1. Circuit Theory written by A.Chakraborty
  2. Network Theory written by Alexander Sadiku
  3. Network Analysis written by Van Valkenburg
11. Electromagnetics
  1. Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems written by Jordon and Balmain
  2. Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O. Sadiku, Network lines and fields written by J.D Ryder (Transmission lines part)
  3. NPTEL Lectures by Prof. R. Shevgaonkar
  4. Antenna Theory written by Balanis

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