Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (M. Tech)  EC Electronics and Communication Engineering Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
Aligarh Muslim University M.Tech Entrance Exam Take GATE Exam pattern for all branches that have 3 hours duration.

The question paper will consist of both Multiple choice questions (MCQ) and Numerical answer type (NAT) questions.

In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering, The Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering would contain questions of two different types in various papers:
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 (an integer only).
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1mark each (subtotal 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2marks each (subtotal 10 marks).
Paper  General Aptitude (GA) Questions  Subject Marks  Total Marks  Total Time 
EC Electronics and Communication Engineering  15  85  100  3 hours 
Test duration 3 hours
Total Marks 15+85= 100
Total Question 65
Marking System – For 1mark multiplechoice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2mark multiplechoice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  9 

No. Of Unit  31 
No. Of Chapter  119 
 Sample and Hold Circuits
 ADCs and DACs
 Latches and flipflops
 Finite State Machines
 Boolean Algebra
 Boolean Identities and Karnaugh map
 ROM
 SRAM
 DRAM
 Architecture
 Programming
 I/O Interfacing
 Basic Control System Component
 Block Diagram Representation
 Frequency Response
 RouthHurwitz and Nyquist criteria
 Lag, Lead and LeadLag Compensators
 Fourier series and Fourier transform representations
 Sampling Theorem and Applications
 Discretetime Signals
 LTI systems
 Nodal and Mesh Analysis
 Network Theorems
 WyeDelta Transformation
 Steady State Sinusoidal Analysis
 Time Domain Analysis
 Solution of Network Equations
 Frequency Domain Analysis
 Linear 2Port Network Parameters
 State Equations for Networks
 Antenna Types
 Antenna Arrays
 Basics of Radar
 Light Propagation In Optical Fibers
 Differential and Integral Forms
 Wave Equation
 Poynting vector
 Reflection and Refraction
 Propagation through Various Media
 Transmission Line
 Modes
 Boundary Conditions
 Dispersion Relations
 Energy bands in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Silicon
 Generation and Recombination of Carriers
 Poisson and Continuity Equations
 PN junction, Zener Diode
 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Process
 Biasing, Bias Stability
 Frequency Response
 BJT and MOSFET
 Clipping, Clamping
 Rectifiers
 Simple opamp circuits
 Sinusoidal oscillators
 Function generators
 Voltage reference circuits
 Power supplies
 Small Signal Equivalent Circuits
 PCM, DPCM, Digital Modulation Scheme
 SNR and BER for Digital Modulation
 Hamming Codes
 Timing and frequency Synchronization
 Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA
 Amplitude Modulation and Demodulation
 Spectra of AM and FM
 Circuits for Analog Communications
 Entropy, Mutual Information
 Channel Capacity Theorem
 Autocorrelation and Power Spectral Density
 Properties of White Noise
 Filtering of Random Signals
 Mean value theorem
 Chain rule
 Partial Derivatives
 Maxima and Minima
 Gradient
 Divergence and curl
 Directional derivatives
 Integration
 First order linear and nonlinear differential equations
 Higher Order Linear Odes
 Partial differential equations
 Laplace transforms
 Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
 Numerical integration and differentiation
 Analytic Functions
 Cauchy's Integral Theorem
 Cauchy's Integral Formula
 Taylor's and Laurent's series
 Residue Theorem
 Vectors in Plane and space
 Vector Operations
 Gauss's, Green's and Stoke's Theorems
 Vector Space
 Linear Dependence and Independence
 Matrix Algebra
 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Solution of Linear Equations
 Sampling theorems
 Conditional probability
 Mean, Median, Mode
 Poisson distribution
 Binomial distribution
 Regression analysis
 Solution of nonlinear equations
 Methods for Differential Equations
 Convergence Criteria
 Numerical computation
 Numerical Estimation
 Numerical Reasoning
 Data Interpretation
 English grammar
 Sentence Completion
 Verbal Analogies
 Word Groups
 Instructions
 Critical Reasoning
 Verbal Deduction
How to prepare
Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table
It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Revision of Class XI and XII concepts
Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank
Time management
Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Negative marking
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.
Important Instructions
The candidate who applies for admission is advised to carefully read the same and it shall be presumed that he/she agrees to abide by the same. 1. Admissions to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide are open to Indian Nationals only. Candidates having other nationalities should refer to the relevant Guide for them. 2. The intake to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide, except those specifically mentioned for AMU Centres at Malappuram, Murshidabad and/or Kishanganj, implies intake at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh only. However, the intake may change with the approval of the competent authority. 3. The University reserves the right not to admit any candidate to a course of study even though a notification inviting applications for admission to the same has been issued. 4. The candidate shall not be entitled to claim admission as a matter of right even if he/she is otherwise eligible. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual without assigning any reason. 5. Canvassing in any manner for securing admission shall render a candidate disqualified. 6. Eligibility rules as specified for each course shall be strictly followed and shall not be relaxed under any circumstance. Candidate should satisfy himself/herself that he/she fulfills the eligibility requirements prescribed for admission to the concerned course of study. 7. A candidate shall be eligible to apply for admission to a course of study if he/she has passed the qualifying examination and also fulfills all other eligibility requirements in terms of subjects studied, percentage of marks, age, etc. The percentage of marks secured by a candidate at the qualifying examination, falling short by even a decimal fraction shall not be rounded off to the next whole number. Similarly, if the age falls short or exceeds even by a single day, the candidate shall not be eligible for admission. 8. Candidates awaiting result of qualifying examination may also apply for admission with the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection they will be entitled to admission only if they fulfill all eligibility requirements of concerned course of study at the time of admission. 9. Physically challenged candidates are provided a relaxation in age up to a maximum of five years in admission to courses which prescribe a maximum age limit, except for those courses where such limits are prescribed by statutory/regulatory councils governing such admissions. 10. Changes, if any, made in the Admission Rules and/or in the eligibility criteria from time to time, shall be applicable to candidates seeking admission in the University even after notification.