TANCET M.E.  Electronics And Communication Engineering Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
The question paper will have three parts.
 PartI and PartII are compulsory and under PartIII the candidates have to answer the section which has been chosen at the time of registration.
Total Questions 100
Part I 20 Questions
Part II 35 Questions but correct answers up to 20
PartIII 60 to 65 Questions but correct answers up to 60
Total Marks 100
Test duration 2 Hours
Marking System –
PartI 

For correct answer 1 and for the wrong answer is 1/3.

Multiple shading will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
PartII

All the correct answers up to 20 will be awarded marks and all the wrong answers shall be taken into consideration for awarding negative marks.

Multiple shading will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
PartIII

All the correct answers up to 60 will be awarded marks and all the wrong answers shall be taken into consideration for awarding negative marks.

Multiple shading will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  8 

No. Of Unit  29 
No. Of Chapter  108 
 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
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 learnt 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
i) Candidates must reach the examination venue at least half an hour (30 minutes) before the start of the examination ii) Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall half an hour (30 minutes) after the start of the examination, i.e. 10.00 am iii) Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination hall only after one hour from the start of the examination, i.e. 10.30 am iv) Use of log tables and calculators in the examination hall are not allowed v) Candidates must bring their own pen, pencil, eraser and other stationeries vi) Candidates must bring their Admit Card and Identity Card to the examination hall vii) Mobile phone and other electronic gadgets are not allowed inside examination