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GATE 2023 Electronics and Communication (ECE) Subject Wise Weightage, Marks, Best Books

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: January 09, 2023 12:02 pm IST | GATE

Candidates preparing for GATE ECE 2023 can check the subject wise weightage here. Check GATE Electronics and Communication topic wise marks and list of best books here.

GATE ECE Subject Wise Weightage

GATE ECE 2023 - Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the most opted papers in the GATE exmaination. Candidates preparing for GATE ECE 2023 must note that there will not be many changes in the exam pattern, and the exam authority will follow the existing pattern. To help the GATEEC aspirants, we have come up with a subject-wise weightage, important topics and the list of best books for the GATE ECE exam. This analysis will help you in planning your exam preparation accordingly.

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Division of Subjects for GATE ECE 2023

Candidates will have to check the division for GATE ECE to have a basic idea of the syllabus -

Engineering Mathematics

Networks, Signals & Systems

Electronic Devices

Analog Circuits

Digital Circuits

Control System



GATE Syllabus 2023 (PDF Download)

GATE ECE 2021 Analysis of Topic Wise Weightage

The below table demonstrates the analysis for each of the weightage of the topics for the GATE ECE 2021 paper in terms of percentage.

SubjectsWeightage Analysis
Analog Circuits7%
Electronic Devices6%
Control Systems5%
Digital Circuits9%
Networks Theory12%
Engineering Mathematics13%
General Aptitude15%
Signal & Systems10%

GATE ECE 2020, 2019 & 2018 Subject Wise Weightage

To give better clarity on the subject wise weightage for GATE ECE 2022, we have analyzed the question papers of 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018. The year-wise subjects weightage can be checked below -

Name of the Subject

Weightage (Marks) 2020

Weightage (Marks) 2019

Weightage (Marks) 2018

Engineering Mathematics




Networks, Signals & Systems




Electronic Devices




Analog Circuits




Digital Circuits




Control Systems












From the above analysis, you can prioritize the GATE ECE syllabus as follows -

Priority 1

Electronic Devices

Priority 2

Networks, Signals & Systems

Priority 3


Priority 4

Control Systems

Priority 5

Digital Circuits

Priority 6


Priority 7

Analog Circuits

The above-mentioned analysis is just tentative, which is based on the previous years' question papers of GATE. The candidates are advised to revise all the subjects involved in the syllabus for GATE EC to score better.

GATE ECE 2023 Preparation Tips

You can check the preparation tips for GATE ECE 2023 by clicking on the link below -

GATE ECE 2023 Preparation Strategy & Study Plan
GATE Previous Year Question Papers
List of PSUs for ECE through GATE

List of Best Books for GATE ECE 2023

Here is the list of best books for GATE ECE 2023 -

Name of the Book


Higher Engineering Mathematics

BS Grewal

Principles of Communication Systems

Donald Schilling, Herbert Taub, Goutam Saha

Semiconductor Physics and Devices

Dhrubes Biswas, Donald A Neaman

Principles of Electromagnetic

Mathew N.O. Sadiku

Digital Logic and Computer Design

Morris Mano

Signals and Systems

Alan V. Oppenheimm, S. Hamid Nawab,Alan S.Willsky

Automatic Control System

Benjamin C Kuo

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

Charles K, Alexander, Mathew N.O. Sadiku

Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications

Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C Smith

We hope that the above analysis shall help you in planning your exam preparation for GATE ECE accordingly. It is easy to score above 65 marks with good planning and preparation. All the Best.

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