Updated: 27.7.20

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 ECE 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 ECE 2021 Exam Details

Check GATE ECE 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 ECE 2021GATE Electronics Communication (EC) 2021
Exam Date Notes
Apply Online Papers
Eligibility Cut Off
Syllabus Admit Card
Books Result

GATE ECE 2021: Important Dates

Events GATE ECE 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 ECE Admit Card 2021
03rd week of January 2021
GATE ECE Exam Date 2021
01st week of February 2021
GATE ECE Answer Key
03rd week of February 2021
GATE Result Date
02nd week of March 2021
GATE Score Card Date

GATE ECE 2021: Application Form

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 ECE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates

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

Currently in the final year or already completed

Bachelor’s in Architecture (5 years course)

Currently in the final year or already completed

Bachelor’s in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed

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

Currently in the final year or already completed

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)

Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)

Currently in the 4 th/5th years or already completed

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or already completed

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)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

GATE ECE Syllabus

It is very crucial to understand the entire syllabus of ECE in order to crack the GATE ECE 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

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Differential Equations

  • Vector Analysis

  • Complex Analysis

  • Numerical Methods

Networks, Signals and Systems

  • Continuous-time signals
  • Network solution methods

Electronic Devices

Poisson and continuity equations; P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT, MOS capacitor, Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Generation and recombination of carriers; Carrier transport current, drift current, mobility and resistivity; MOSFET, LED

Analog Circuits

BJTs and MOSFETs, Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes; Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: biasing, bias stability, mid-frequency small-signal analysis, Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers


Electrostatics; Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector, etc.

Digital Circuits

Number systems; Combinatorial circuits: Boolean algebra, arithmetic circuits, Karnaugh map, minimization of functions using Boolean identities logic gates and their static CMOS implementations, code converters, multiplexers, decoders and PLAs


Random processes: autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems; Analog communications etc

Control Systems

Basic control system components; Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems; Feedback principle; Transfer function; Block diagram representation; Signal flow graph; Frequency response; Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria, etc.


Check GATE ECE notes for better preparation in the exam. These ECE notes will help in improving the study and achieving the good marks.


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 ECE books.

Topic Book Name Author
Analog Circuits

Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6)

Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith


Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5)

Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku

Control Systems

Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9)

Benjamin C. Kuo

Signals & Systems

Signals & Systems (Edition 2)

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

Digital Circuits

Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1)

M. Morris Mano


Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4)

Mathew N.O. Sadiku

Electronic Devices and Circuits

Semiconductor Physics and Devices (Edition 4)

Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas

Analog and Digital Communication

Principles of Communication Systems (Edition 3)

Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)

B. S. Grewal

Quantitative Aptitude

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 ECE Question 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 ECE 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 ECE 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 EC 2020 Exam

Check also GATE Notes 2020 & don't forget to take GATE EC Mock Test, to stay ahead in the competition.

Thank You!

Style Switcher

Select Layout
Chose Color
Chose Pattren
Chose Background