GATE Electrical (EE) 2021

Updated: 25.7.20

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national entrance test conducted by the GATE Committee every year in eight zones across India. Applicants may use the GATE EE score or rank for admission to postgraduate courses such as M.Tech, MS, PhD at various IIT and IISc institutes. Candidates may also use the GATE score to create attractive jobs in PSUs.

GATE Electrical (EE) 2021

Check GATE EE 2021 details such as exam date, apply online, eligibility, selection, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, books, notes, previous year papers, cut off and result.

GATE EE 2021: Important Dates

Events GATE EE Exam Date
Notification Date
01st week of September 2020
Online Application Form
04th week of September 2020
Last Date to Apply Online
01st week of October 2020
Application Correction
02nd week of October 2020
Last Date for Change of Exam City
03rd week of November 2020
GATE EE Admit Card 2021
03rd week of January 2021
GATE EE Exam Date 2021
01st week of February 2021
GATE EE Answer Key
03rd week of February 2021
GATE Result Date
02nd week of March 2021
GATE Score Card Date

GATE Electrical 2021 Apply Online

The online GATE 2021 application will be activated shortly after the notification has been issued. Make sure you keep your documents convenient to apply online for the GATE 2021 exam.

GATE EE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Degree Examination

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharma

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

B.Sc. (Research)/B.Sc.

Bachelor’s degree in Science

M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or Equivalent Degree

Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four-year program)

Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five-year program)

Integrated M.Sc/Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B. Sc./M.Sc. program

Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)

Syllabus & Exam Pattern

It is very crucial to understand the entire syllabus of Electrical Engineering in order to crack the GATE EE exam. You can download GATE exam syllabus PDF branch wise along with the weightage.

The GATE exam will be conducted in an online mode held for 23 papers where the candidate has to opt only for 1 paper which will carry a total of 100 marks with a total exam duration of 3 hours.

Section Topics

1. Engineering Mathematics

  • 1. Linear Algebra

  • 2. Differential Equations

  • 3. Numerical Methods

  • 4. Calculus

  • 5. Complex Variables

  • 6. Probability and Statistics

  • 7. Transform Theory

2. Electric Circuits

  • Network graph

  • Ideal current and voltage sources

  • Thevenin’s theorem

  • Norton’s theorem

  • Transient response of DC & AC networks

  • Resonance

  • Passive filters

  • Two‐port networks

  • Sinusoidal steady‐state analysis

  • Three phase circuits

  • Superposition theorem

  • Maximum power transfer theorem

  • KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis

3. Electromagnetic Fields

  • Coulomb's Law

  • Electric Field Intensity

  • Electric Flux Density

  • Gauss's Law

  • Divergence

  • Capacitance of simple configurations

  • Biot‐Savart’s law

  • Ampere’s law

  • Effect of dielectric medium

  • Curl

  • Faraday’s law

  • Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions

  • Lorentz force

  • Inductance

  • Magnetomotive force

  • Reluctance

  • Magnetic circuits

  • Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.

4. Signals and Systems

  • Representation of continuous and discrete‐time signals

  • Applications of Fourier Transform

  • Laplace Transform and z-Transform

  • Linear Time-Invariant and Causal systems

  • Shifting and scaling operations

  • Sampling theorem

  • Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals

5. Electrical Machines

  • Single phase transformer

  • Three phase transformers

  • Auto‐transformer

  • Electromechanical energy conversion principles

  • DC machines

  • Three-phase induction motors

  • Operating principle of single-phase induction motors

  • Synchronous machines

  • Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines.

6. Power Systems

  • Models and performance of transmission lines and cables

  • Series and shunt compensation

  • Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods

  • Voltage and Frequency control

  • Power factor correction

  • Symmetrical components

  • Electric field distribution and insulators

  • Distribution systems

  • Per‐unit quantities

  • Circuit breakers

  • System stability concepts

  • Bus admittance matrix

  • Power generation concepts, AC and DC transmission concepts

  • Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis

  • Principles of over‐current, differential and distance protection

  • Equal area criterion.

7. Control Systems

  • Bode plots

  • Root loci

  • Stability analysis

  • Mathematical modelling and representation of systems

  • Feedback principle, transfer function

  • Block diagrams and signal flow graphs

  • Transient and Steady‐state analysis of linear time-invariant systems

  • Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria

  • Lag

  • Lead and Lead‐Lag compensators

  • P, PI and PID controllers

  • State space model

  • State transition matrix

8. Electrical and Electronic Measurements

  • Bridges and Potentiometers

  • Measurement of: voltage, current, power, energy and power factor

  • Phase, Time and Frequency measurement

  • Oscilloscopes

  • Error analysis

  • Instrument transformers

  • Digital voltmeters and multimeters

9. Analog and Digital Electronics

  • Characteristics of diodes

  • BJT


  • Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers

  • Amplifiers

  • Biasing

  • Simple active filters

  • VCOs and Timers

  • Combinational and Sequential logic circuits

  • Multiplexer

  • Equivalent circuit and Frequency response

  • Oscillators and Feedback amplifiers

  • Operational amplifiers

  • Characteristics and applications

  • Demultiplexer

  • 8085Microprocessor

  • Architecture

  • Programming and Interfacing

  • Schmitt trigger

  • Sample and hold circuits

  • A/D and D/A converters

10. Power Electronics

  • Characteristics of semiconductor power devices

  • Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters

  • Single and three-phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers

  • Line commutated thyristor-based converters

  • Bidirectional AC to DC voltage source converters

  • Issues of line current harmonics

  • Diode

  • Distortion factor of AC to DC converters

  • Single-phase and three-phase inverters

  • Sinusoidal pulse width modulation

  • Thyristor

  • Triac


  • DC to DC conversion

  • Power factor


Check GATE EE notes for better preparation of electrical exam. The electrical engineering notes will help in improving the study plan to achieve good marks.

GATE Electrical Books

If you're aiming to crack the GATE exam, it's essential to prepare the best books to reach your goal easily. To improve your planning, we have prepared a list of the best GATE EE books.

Topic Book Name Author

Power Systems

Electrical Power Systems (Edition 6)

C. L. Wadhwa

Power System Engineering (Edition 2)

I Nagrath, D Kothari

Electrical Machines

Electrical Machinery (Edition 7)

P. S. Bimbhra
Control Systems

Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5)

I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Analog & Digital Electronics

Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems (Edition 2)

Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman

Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1)

M Morris Mano
Electrical Circuits (Networks)

Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis (Edition 6)

Abhijit Chakrabarti

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5)

Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Power Electronics

Power Electronics (Edition 5)

Signals & Systems

Signals and Systems (Edition 2)

Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid
Electromagnetic Fields

Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8)

William H Hayt, John A Buck

A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation (Edition 7)

A K Sawhney
Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)

B. S. Grewal

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)

R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7)

R.S. Aggarwal

Previous Year Question Paper

We urge you to solve GATE EE Ques tion Papers in order to channel your preparations. GATE previous year's papers will not only help you understand the GATE exam pattern, but will also help you understand the difficulty level.

Cut Off

GATE Cut off marks are the minimum marks a candidate needs to qualify for the GATE Exam. Applicants may check the official cut-off for GATE 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

Applicants can take a look at the GATE Previous Year Cut Off Marks.

GATE EE 2021 Admit Card

Before online GATE 2021 exam, candidates can download GATE admit card from the official website. The admit card link will most likely be activated by 3 January 2021.

GATE 2021 Result

The result of GATE EE 2021 will be published on the GOAPS website after the completion of the exam. Please note that the GATE score remains valid for three years from the date of publication of the GATE result.

See Related: Topper's Strategy to Crack GATE EE 2020 Exam

Check also GATE Notes 2021 & don't forget to take GATE EE Mock Test, to stay ahead in the competition.

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