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GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering (EE) Subject Wise Weightage, Best Books

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaPublished On: January 06, 2021 | GATE

Electrical Engineering (EE) is one of the most opted papers in GATE examination. Check GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) 2021 subject wise weightage, important topics and the list of best books for GATE EE preparation here. 

Electronics & Electrical Engineering Weightage GATE 2021

With GATE 2021 exam being just a month away, it has become necessary for the aspirants to attain an effective preparation strategy for the exam. The efficiency of the preparation strategy of a student greatly affects the score he/she is going to obtain in the entrance test. However, along with the preparation strategy, it is also necessary for the aspirants to learn about the complete syllabus for the exam along with the subject wise marks distribution. This will help the aspirants to prepare accordingly and allot more time to high scoring subjects. The below article will overview the subject wise weightage for GATE 2021 Electronics & Electrical Engineering (EEE).

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GATE 2021 EEE Syllabus

Before moving on to subject wise weightage, it is very important for the aspirants to learn about the different subjects and topics which will be included in GATE 2021 EEE syllabus. The candidates can click on the direct link given below to download the PDF syllabus for GATE 2021 EEE.

GATE 2021 EEE Syllabus: Download PDF

GATE 2021 EEE Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

In order to score well in the GATE exam, it is advisable for the candidates to know about the complete exam pattern and marking scheme for the test. This will help the students formulate what types of questions will be asked in the exam and how will the marks be distributed.

Given below is the complete exam pattern and marking scheme for GATE 2021 Electronics & Electrical Engineering:

Duration of the Test

3 hours

Total Questions

65

Total Marks

100

Types of Questions

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) for numerical based questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for other questions

Sections in the Paper

3 sections:

General Aptitude

Mathematics

Electrical Engineering Subjects

General Aptitude Section

The General Aptitude section will be compulsory for all the candidates. There will be a total of 10 questions in GA sections. The first 5 questions will consist off 1 mark each and the remaining 5 questions will carry 2 marks each.

Marking Scheme

The MCQ will be of 1 and 2 marks. For 1 mark questions, 1/3rd marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect answer. There will be no negative marking for numerical based questions.

GATE 2021 EEE Subject Wise Weightage

The given below table demonstrates the subject wise weightage for GATE 2021 EEE -

Subject

2017

2018

2019

SET I

SET II

SET I

SET II

SET I

SET II

General Aptitude

15

15

15

15

15

15

Engineering Mathematics

14

15

14

15

10

12

Electronics & Electrical Engineering Subjects

Power System

9

8

8

11

11

12

Control Systems

10

8

9

8

8

8

Power Electronics

7

4

10

8

11

7

Electrical Machines

9

16

10

10

12

12

Signal & System

6

7

7

6

6

6

Network Theory

7

6

8

8

8

8

Electromagnetic Theory

4

4

5

6

2

4

Electrical Measurement

7

6

3

5

4

4

Analog & Digital Circuits

12

11

11

8

13

12

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

GATE 2021 EEE Best Books

Your preparation strategy greatly impacts your result for the GATE exam. However, another thing which is important for great results in GATE exam is the selection of books. There are ample choices of books available in the market or online for GATE exam preparation. However, for best results, it is advisable for the aspirants to choose some highly rated and popular books. Some of the best books for GATE 2021 EEE preparation are listed below:

Best Books for General Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcut Tricks for Competitive Exams by Disha Experts

Best Books for Mathematics

  • Advanced engineering mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig

  • Higher Engineering Mathematics By B.S Grewal

  • Intermediate Mathematics by B.V.Sastry and K.Venkateswarlu

  • Introductory methods of numerical analysis by SS Sastry

Best Books for Electronics & Electrical Engineering Subjects

  • Signals and systems by Uday Kumar S.

  • Electrical power systems by C. L. Wadhwa.

  • Electrical Machines by I J Nagrath, D P Kothari.

  • Control systems engineering by Madan Gopal, I. J. Nagrath.

  • Integrated electronics: Analog and digital circuits and systems by Jacob Millman, Christos Halkias, Chetan Parikh.

  • A course in Electrical and Electronic Measurement and instrumentation by A. K Sawhney.

  • Power electronics circuits, devices and applications by Rashid M. H.

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