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VMU AICEE(ME /M.Tech) - Electronics and Communication Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of VMU AICEE(ME /M.Tech) Electronics and Communication Engineering are as follows -  


Duration of the Examination

2 Hours

Maximum Marks of the paper


Distribution of number of questions and marks

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

25 questions

Section2: Basic Engineering and Science

25 questions

Section 3: Electronics and Communication

50 questions

Whether negative marks for wrong answer



NOTE: Sections 1 and 2 are common for candidates for all PG Engineering specializations

Nature of questions: Objective type, with four multiple answers, with only one correct answer for each question, from B.E. / B.Tech or equivalent programme of Indian Universities and Institutions.

Test duration- 2 Hours

Marking System – Three marks for each correct answer and negative mark (-1) for every wrong answer.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 9
No. Of Unit 31
No. Of Chapter 238
  1. Sample and Hold Circuits
  2. ADCs and DACs
  1. Latches and flip-flops
  2. Finite State Machines
  1. Boolean Algebra
  2. Boolean Identities and Karnaugh map
  1. ROM
  2. SRAM
  3. DRAM
  1. Architecture
  2. Programming
  3. I/O Interfacing
  1. Basic Control System Component
  2. Block Diagram Representation
  3. Frequency Response
  4. Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria
  5. Lag, Lead and Lead-Lag Compensators
  1. Fourier series and Fourier transform representations
  2. Sampling Theorem and Applications
  3. Discrete-time Signals
  4. LTI systems
  1. Nodal and Mesh Analysis
  2. Network Theorems
  3. Wye-Delta Transformation
  4. Steady State Sinusoidal Analysis
  5. Time Domain Analysis
  6. Solution of Network Equations
  7. Frequency Domain Analysis
  8. Linear 2-Port Network Parameters
  9. State Equations for Networks
  1. Antenna Types
  2. Antenna Arrays
  3. Basics of Radar
  4. Light Propagation In Optical Fibers
  1. Differential and Integral Forms
  2. Wave Equation
  3. Poynting vector
  1. Reflection and Refraction
  2. Propagation through Various Media
  3. Transmission Line
  1. Modes
  2. Boundary Conditions
  3. Dispersion Relations
  1. Energy bands in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Silicon
  1. Generation and Recombination of Carriers
  2. Poisson and Continuity Equations
  3. P-N junction, Zener Diode
  4. Integrated Circuit Fabrication Process
  1. Biasing, Bias Stability
  2. Frequency Response
  3. BJT and MOSFET
  1. Clipping, Clamping
  2. Rectifiers
  1. Simple op-amp circuits
  2. Sinusoidal oscillators
  3. Function generators
  4. Voltage reference circuits
  5. Power supplies
  1. Small Signal Equivalent Circuits
  1. PCM, DPCM, Digital Modulation Scheme
  2. SNR and BER for Digital Modulation
  3. Hamming Codes
  4. Timing and frequency Synchronization
  5. Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA
  1. Amplitude Modulation and Demodulation
  2. Spectra of AM and FM
  3. Circuits for Analog Communications
  1. Entropy, Mutual Information
  2. Channel Capacity Theorem
  1. Autocorrelation and Power Spectral Density
  2. Properties of White Noise
  3. Filtering of Random Signals
  1. Mean value theorem
  2. Chain rule
  3. Partial Derivatives
  4. Maxima and Minima
  5. Gradient
  6. Divergence and curl
  7. Directional derivatives
  8. Integration
  1. First order linear and nonlinear differential equations
  2. Higher Order Linear Odes
  3. Partial differential equations
  4. Laplace transforms
  5. Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
  6. Numerical integration and differentiation
  1. Analytic Functions
  2. Cauchy's Integral Theorem
  3. Cauchy's Integral Formula
  4. Taylor's and Laurent's series
  5. Residue Theorem
  1. Vectors in Plane and space
  2. Vector Operations
  3. Gauss's, Green's and Stoke's Theorems
  1. Vector Space
  2. Linear Dependence and Independence
  3. Matrix Algebra
  4. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  5. Solution of Linear Equations
  1. Sampling theorems
  2. Conditional probability
  3. Mean, Median, Mode
  4. Poisson distribution
  5. Binomial distribution
  6. Regression analysis
  1. Solution of nonlinear equations
  2. Methods for Differential Equations
  3. Convergence Criteria
  1. Numerical computation
  2. Numerical Estimation
  3. Numerical Reasoning
  4. Data Interpretation
  1. English grammar
  2. Sentence Completion
  3. Verbal Analogies
  4. Word Groups
  5. Instructions
  6. Critical Reasoning
  7. 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.

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.


Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

Fill in each colomn in your own handwriting. Place a tick mark ( ) wherever necessary. Strike off the por tion(s) not applicable when alternatives are stated. Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Do not enclose any original cer tificates. Ensure all information furnished in the application are clear and correct, failing which the application / admission may be cancelled. MERE ADMISSION TO THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION DOES NOT CONFER ON THE CANDIDATE ANY RIGHT OF ADMISSION TO THE COURSE OF STUDY APPLIED FOR. Candidates should repor t at the examination hall, at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time of star ting of the examination with Hall Ticket, pen, pencil and eraser. Hall Ticket should be produced at the time of entrance examination without fail. No candidate shall be allowed to write the entrance examination without the Hall Ticket. Those issued with provisional Hall Tickets must get them regularized as directed, before the examination. Candidates shall not carry any bits of paper or other incriminating materials, including calculators and mobile phones, inside the examination hall. No candidate will be allowed to go outside the examination hall till completion of the first one hour duration. Candidates found misbehaving or using unfair means or resor ting to impersonation, will have their candidature cancelled and will be liable to be debarred from taking Entrance Examinations of this University any fur there. The OMR answer sheet of the candidate shold be handed over to the Hall Superintendent along with the question booklet. If any candidate fails to do so, his/her candidature shall be cancelled. University will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss in postal transit.