GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage (2014-2015)

GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage (2014-2015)

GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage (2014-2015): The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology. GATE exam is a gateway for qualifying candidates to secure admission to postgraduate programs in centrally funded Indian institutions. This year IIT Roorkee is the organising institute for GATE Exam.

GATE is a highly competitive entrance exam where lakhs of candidates appear for the examination. As the GATE 2017 Exam date is approaching, it is time for the candidates to start preparing. Similar to our previous articles, we will be emphasizing on the importance of previous years’ papers analysis and how it can have a positive impact on your preparation and GATE score.

This article will cover all the information related to GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage for the years 2014-2015.


Analysis of GATE Electronics Communication Exam

For the year 2017, Electronics Communication consists of 65 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. Out of these 65 questions, 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA). Rest of the 55 questions will be from Technical and Engineering Mathematics section.

 Section  No. of Questions  Marks Per Section
 General Aptitude  10  15
Engineering Mathematics + Technical  55 85 (15+70)
 Total 65 100

In GATE 2017, there will be negative marking for the multiple choice type questions.

  • For, 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • For 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Once you get acquainted with the exam pattern, you must drag your attention towards previous year’s papers analysis. Not only does it help you in filtering out the important topics but also helps you understand the structure in a better perspective.


Recommended: GATE Electronics Communication Practice e-book

So, it is imperative to know the pattern of questions and distribution of marks of the topics covered in GATE exam. Let’s have a look at our Electronics Communication subject weightage for the years 2014 & 2015 and analyze the important topics.


GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage for 2014-2015

From 2010 onwards, the GATE exam pattern took a dramatic turn. The number of questions reduced to 65 and the total marks allotted to the paper was 100. This resulted in change in distribution of marks among the topics. Have a look at our previous article for an in-depth analysis of GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage for the years 2005-2013:

One subject common to all papers of GATE examination is Engineering Mathematics. Engineering maths has significant contribution in terms of distribution of marks every year in all of the papers. So, you must give it equal attention and try to put it at the top of your priority list.gate-electrical-engineering-mathematics-e-book

Recommended: Engineering Mathematics Practice e-book


Recommended: Electronics Communication Engineering Mathematics e-book

From 2014 onwards, GATE examination was conducted in multiple sessions. In 2014, Electronics Communication Paper was held in 4 sessions i.e. forenoon & afternoon of 15th February 2014 and forenoon & afternoon of 16th February 2014. In 2015, the paper was held in 3 sessions i.e. forenoon & afternoon of 31st January 2015 and forenoon of 1st February 2015.

Analysis of Electronics Communication Subject Weightage of Marks

Now, let’s move to our analysis of Electronics Communication subject weightage of marks for years 2014 & 2015 including all the sessions and try to analyze the important topics for each.

Name of the Subject  2014 2015
 EC 1  EC 2 EC 3  EC 4 EC 1  EC 2  EC 3
Engineering Mathematics  11  13  13  13  15  13 12
Network Theory  11  10  10  9  10  9  9
Signals and Systems  11  7  8  9  6  13  9
Control Systems  8  8  8  8  9  9  11
Analog Circuits  9  9  7  9  6  11  7
Digital Circuits  9  9  8  9  9  9  9
Communications  10  10  12  10  10  5  8
Electronic Device and Circuits  9  9  11  10  12  8  10
Electromagnetic Theory  7  10  8  8  8  8  10
General Aptitude  15  15  15  15  15  15  15
 Total  100  100  100  100  100  100  100

From the above information, it is clear that Network Theory and Communications carries a higher weightage of marks. Surprisingly, there has been static distribution of marks among all the topics in both the years of 2014 and 2015. Moreover, it is difficult to segregate a topic that has a drastically low weightage of marks.

From our analysis, we can conclude that every topic of electronics communication require equal attention. Thus, you can not leave any topic. You must strive to cover each and every topic but you should do so with the time constraint in mind. Try to concentrate more on topics of higher significance and maintain a proper strategy.


Recommended: GATE Electronics Communication Engineering Solved Papers

Have a look at the GATE subject weightage and analysis for other related disciplines from the following links:

We conclude our article on GATE Electronics Communication Subject Weightage for the years 2014-2015. Stay connected for more information on our analysis of major subjects of the GATE examination. We will soon be posting more information regrading Electronics Communication Subject Weightage for the year 2016 along with important topics for the upcoming GATE 2017.

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