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The GATE ECE Syllabus for 2024 has been officially announced by IISc Bangalore. Aspiring candidates can access the comprehensive syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) to familiarize themselves with the subjects included in the examination.

## GATE ECE Syllabus

The GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national-level examination which is conducted every year. There are a total of 29 subject papers in GATE 2024. One of the papers is Electronics and Communication Engineering. Here is the detailed section-wise syllabus for Electronics and Communications (Code: EC) in GATE 2024.

The GATE syllabus for ECE is divided into eight main sections, covering various topics and concepts. These sections include Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Control Systems, Communications, and Electromagnetics, as per the latest GATE Exam Syllabus for ECE.

## Section 1- Engineering Mathematics

### Linear Algebra

• Basis
• Vector Space
• Matrix Algebra
• Linear Dependence And Independence
• Rank
• Eigenvalues And Eigenvectors
• Solution Of Linear Equations- Existence And Uniqueness

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### Calculus

• Partial Derivatives
• Theorems Of Integral Calculus
• Mean Value Theorems
• Evaluation Of Definite And Improper Integrals
• Line, Surface And Volume Integrals
• Maxima And Minima
• Multiple Integrals
• Taylor Series

### Differential Equations

• Higher-Order Linear Differential Equations
• First-Order Equations (Linear And Nonlinear)
• Cauchy’s And Euler’s Equations
• Variable Separable Method
• Complementary Function And Particular Integral
• Methods Of Solution Using Variation Of Parameters
• Partial Differential Equations
• Initial And Boundary Value Problems

### Vector Analysis

• Divergence And Curl
• Vector Operations
• Vectors In Plane And Space
• Green’s And Stokes’ Theorems
• Gauss’s Theorem

### Complex Analysis

• Series
• Cauchy’s Integral Theorem
• Analytic Functions
• Cauchy’s Integral Formula
• Sequences
• Taylor And Laurent Series
• Convergence Tests
• Residue Theorem

### Probability and Statistics

• Median, Mean, Mode, Standard Deviation
• Probability Distributions
• Combinatorial Probability
• Poisson Distribution
• Binomial Distribution
• Normal Distribution
• Exponential Distribution
• Joint And Conditional Probability

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## Section 2- Networks, Signals and Systems

Circuit Analysis

• Thevenin’s Theorem
• Node and Mesh Analysis
• Circuit Analysis
• Superposition
• Reciprocity
• Norton’s Theorem
• Sinusoidal steady-state analysis: Complex Power, Maximum Power Transfer
• Time and frequency domain analysis of linear circuits: RL, RC And RLC Circuits, Solution Of Network Equations Using Laplace Transform
• Linear 2-port network parameters, wye-delta transformation.

### Continuous-time signals

• Sampling Theorem And Applications
• Fourier Series And Fourier Transform

### Discrete-time signals

• DTFT, DFT, z-transform, discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals
• LTI systems: Definition And Properties, Stability, Causality, Impulse Response, Convolution, Poles And Zeroes, Group Delay, Frequency Response, Phase Delay

## Section 3- Electronic Devices

• Equilibrium Carrier Concentration
• Energy Bands In Intrinsic And Extrinsic Semiconductors
• Direct and Indirect Band-Gap Semiconductors

### Carrier transport

• Drift  Current
• Diffusion Current
• Mobility   And   Resistivity
• Zener Diode
• Poisson And Continuity Equations
• Generation And Recombination Of Carriers
• P-N Junction
• Photo Diode And Solar Cell
• BJT, MOS Capacitor
• LED
• MOSFET

## Section 4- Analog Circuits

Diode circuits

• Clamping, Clipping, and Rectifiers

### BJT and MOSFET amplifiers

• AC Coupling
• Biasing
• Small-Signal Analysis
• Current Mirrors and Differential Amplifiers
• Frequency Response

### Op-amp circuits

• Integrators
• Summers
• Amplifiers
• Differentiators
• Schmitt Triggers and Oscillators
• Active Filters

## Section 5- Digital Circuits

### Number representations

• Binary, integer and floating-point- numbers
• Combinatorial circuits: Arithmetic Circuits, Minimization Of Functions Using Boolean Identities And Karnaugh Map, Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates And Their Static CMOS Implementations, Multiplexers, Code Converters, Decoders

### Sequential circuits

• Finite State Machines
• Counters
• Latches And Flip-Flops
• Shift-Registers
• Setup And Hold Time
• Propagation Delay
• Critical Path Delay

### Data converters

• Sample and Hold Circuits

• SRAM
• ROM
• DRAM

### Computer organization

• Machine Instructions and Addressing Modes
• Data-Path And Control Unit
• ALU
• Instruction Pipelining

## Section 6- Control Systems

• Feedback Principle
• Basic Control System Components
• Transfer Function
• Signal Flow Graph
• Block Diagram Representation
• Transient and Steady-State Analysis Of LTI Systems
• State Variable Model and Solution Of State Equation Of LTI Systems
• Routh-Hurwitz And Nyquist Stability Criteria
• Frequency Response
• Bode and Root-Locus Plots

## Section 7- Communications

### Random processes

• Properties of White Noise
• Autocorrelation and Power Spectral Density
• Filtering of Random Signals Through LTI Systems

### Analog communications

• Angle Modulation and Demodulation
• Amplitude Modulation and Demodulation
• Spectra of AM and FM

### Information theory

• Mutual Information and Channel Capacity Theorem
• Entropy

### Digital communications

• DPCM
• PCM
• Digital Modulation Schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK, QAM)
• Inter-Symbol Interference
• Bandwidth
• MAP
• ML Detection
• Hamming Codes
• Fundamentals Of Error Correction
• SNR and BER
• CRC

## Section 8- Electromagnetics

### Maxwell’sequations

• Poynting Vector
• Boundary Conditions
• Differential and Integral Forms And Their Interpretation
• Wave Equation

Plane waves and properties

• Propagation Through Various Media
• Polarization
• Reflection And Refraction
• Phase And Group Velocity
• Skin Depth

### Transmission lines

• Characteristic Impedance
• Equations
• Impedance Matching
• S-Parameters
• Impedance Transformation
• Smith Chart
• Linear Antenna Arrays
• Light Propagation in Optical Fibers
• Rectangular and Circular Waveguides
• Dipole and Monopole Antennas

Get the most common frequently asked questions on GATE ECE Syllabus 2024.

## What are the major topics covered in GATE ECE Syllabus 2024?

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## Is there any specific weightage given to certain subjects in GATE ECE Syllabus 2024?

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