GATE ECE 2021: Exam Date, Syllabus, Books, Previous Papers

GATE ECE 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Books, Papers

Updated: 14.09.2020

GATE ECE Notice 2021 Released. IIT Bombay will conduct GATE ECE Examination 2021. Check out all important exam details such as the syllabus, examination pattern, eligibility criteria, details of the application form and how to prepare for the GATE ECE exam.

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 Exam Dates 2021

The dates for the GATE 2021 Exam were released now. All the important dates related to the exam are updated here.

Events GATE ECE Exam Date

GATE ECE Notification Date 2021

07 August 2020

GATE ECE Online Application Form

14 September 2020

Last Date to Apply Online for GATE Electrical

30 September 2020

Last Date to Apply with Late Fees

07 October 2020

Last Date for Change of Exam City

13 November 2020

GATE ECE Admit Card Download Date

08 January 2021

GATE ECE Exam Date 2021

05th to 07th & 12th to 14th February 2021

GATE ECE Answer Key

03rd week of February 2021

GATE ECE Result Date

22 March 2021

GATE ECE Scorecard Download 2021

26th March 2021 to 31st May 2021

GATE ECE Apply Online 2021

The last date of the GATE ECE application is 30 September 2020. The extended timeline for filling out the application form for GATE ECE 2021 Examination along with the late fee is 7 October 2020.

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

GATE ECE Eligibility Criteria 2021

GATE ECE 2021 eligibility has been relaxed. Applicants must check in detail GATE ECE eligibility criteria 2021 before proceeding with the application form. The GATE ECE eligibility includes details on the education qualification, the age limit, the current year of graduation.

1. An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.

2. Also, Candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.

Criteria Eligibility


  • Indian nationality candidates will be eligible

  • Candidates from other than India will be also eligible

Age Limit

There is no age limit

The GATE ECE 2021 educational qualification is shown in a table format below. Details on each degree, the expected year of completion and the year in which students are eligible.

Qualifying Degree Examination Description of eligible candidates Year of qualification not later than

BE/ BTech/ BPharm

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

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed



Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed


BSc (Research)/BS

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

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed


Pharm D (after 10+2)

6-year degree programme, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth/sixth year or already completed



Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such programme.

Currently in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester or already completed


MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent

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

Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed


Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology (4-year programme)

Currently in the first/second/third/fourth year or already completed


Integrated ME/ MTech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)

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

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth year or already completed


BSc/BA/ BCom

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme)

Currently in the third year or already completed


Int MSc/ Int BS-MS

Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS programme

Currently in the third year or higher or already completed


Professional Society Examinations*

(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)

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

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


GATE ECE Syllabus 2021

It is very important to understand the entire GATE ECE 2021 Examination pattern in order to crack the GATE ECE exam. The IIT Bombay revised the GATE Syllabus 2021 for various subjects. You must take note and ensure that you understand the syllabus in a comprehensive manner.

To make your task easier, here is the detailed GATE ECE syllabus.

Section Topics

Engineering Mathematics

  • 1. Linear Algebra

  • 2. Calculus

  • 3. Probability and Statistics
  • 4. Differential Equations

  • 5. Vector Analysis

  • 6. Complex Analysis

  • 7. 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.

You can download GATE ECE syllabus PDF along with the weightage.

GATE ECE Study Notes 2021

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

Best GATE ECE Books 2021

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

GATE ECE Question Papers

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.


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 Admit Card 2021

Candidates may download GATE admit Card 2021 from the official website prior to the online GATE 2021 exam. The GATE CSE admit Card 2021 will be available for download from 08 January 2021.

GATE Result 2021

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.

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