GATE ECE 2021: Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Analysis, Question Paper, Answer Key, Cutoff

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: January 12, 2021 | GATE

GATE ECE 2021 will take place on February 07. Check the exam date of GATE Electronics and Communications Engineering 2020 along with analysis, question paper, answer key and cutoff.

GATE ECE Exam Analysis

GATE 2021 ECE/ EC (Electronics and Communications Engineering) exam will be conducted on February 07. Meanwhile, the candidates can check the 2020 exam analysis of GATE along with a PDF of the question paper and answer key here. This will help the 2021 aspirants to have an idea of the estimated difficulty level of the exam.

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GATE ECE 2021 Exam Date

The important dates pertaining to GATE ECE 2021 can be checked below -

EventDate
Exam DateFebruary 07, 2021
ResultsMarch 22, 2021

GATE ECE Cutoff 2020

The cutoff for GATE ECE 2020 is as follows -

Name of the CategoryCutoff
General28.8
OBC25.9
SC/ ST PH19.2

GATE ECE 2020 Question Paper & Answer Key

The question paper & answer key for GATE ECE 2020 can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the links below -

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GATE ECE Answer Key 2020 (PDF)

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GATE ECE Exam Analysis 2020

The level of GATE ECE Exam 2020 paper was moderate to easy as compared to the previous year. While the ECE subjects were of moderate level, the General Aptitude and Mathematics paper was comparatively easy. Some of the major highlights for GATE ECE 2020 Paper analysis are given below:

  • The level of difficulty for the paper was moderate to easy.
  • The mathematics and General Aptitude paper were easy as compared to previous years.
  • There were 11 NAT questions consisting of 1 marks each and 12 NAT questions consisting of 2 marks each. There was a total of 23 NAT questions in multiple-choice format.
  • The Analog Circuits, EDC and Control Systems were the major subjects for the papes which consist of the highest weightage in the GATE ECE 2020 paper.
  • While the Networks had the highest weightage every year, this year, there were few questions from the Networks as compared to other subjects.
  • Communication, as every year, was leading in terms of weightage for GATE ECE 2020 paper analysis.

Weight Analysis for Subjects of GATE ECE 2020

The below table demonstrates the weight analysis for each of the subjects for the GATE ECE 2020 paper in terms of percentage.

SubjectsWeightage Analysis
Analog Circuits10%
Electronic Devices12%
Control Systems12%
Digital Circuits9%
Networks6%
Engineering Mathematics10%
General Aptitude15%
Signal & Systems6%
Communication11%
EMTL9%

Questions and Marks Distribution for GATE ECE 2020 (Subjects Wise)

The below table demonstrates the number of questions for each subject included in GATE ECE 2020 paper along with the marks distribution for each subject:

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

1 marks each

2 marks each

Analog Circuits

2

4

10

Electronic Devices

2

5

12

Control Systems

2

5

12

Digital Circuits

3

3

9

Networks

4

1

6

Engineering Mathematics

4

3

10

General Aptitude

5

5

15

Signal & Systems

2

2

6

Communication

3

4

11

EMTL

3

3

9

Total

30

35

100

GATE ECE Subject Wise Total No. of Questions and Expected Weightage

SubjectTotal Marks/ Weightage
Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude28 - 30 Marks
EDC and Analog20 Marks
Signals Communication20 Marks
Networks, Digital and Control20 - 25 Marks
EMTL6 - 8 Marks

GATE ECE Exam Pattern & Weightage 2021

The ECE exam of GATE 2021 is divided into two sections, and the section 1, i.e., General Aptitude is common for all, while Section 2 is subject-specific, i.e., the subject chosen by candidates. The exam pattern, questions and marks weightage of GATE ECE 2020 can be checked below -

Subject

Section Wise No. Of Questions

Division of Questions (Section Wise)

Marks Allocated for Each Section

General Aptitude

10 Questions

Q No: - 1-5

01 Mark Each (5 Marks)

Q No - 6-10

02 Marks Each (10 Marks)

Electronics and Communications Engineering (Subject)

55 Questions

Q No: - 1-25

01 March Each (25 Marks)

Q NO: - 26- 55

02 Marks Each (60 Marks)

GATE ECE 2019 Exam Analysis - Question Paper and Answer Key

According to the experts, the ECE paper of GATE 2019 had maximum questions from Engineering Mechanics, and there were almost five one mark and five two mark questions. The cutoff for General category was also 25, while the same for reserved categories is 16.6. You can also check and download the 2019 ECE question paper and answer key of GATE 2020 here.

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GATE ECE 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key

On this page, you can also download the 2018 question paper and answer key of GATE ECE -

GATE ECE 2018 Question Paper (PDF) Download

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GATE ECE 2017 Question Paper and Answer Key

On this page, you can also download the 2017 question paper and answer key of GATE ECE -

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