How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2018

How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2018

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How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2018

This post focusses on How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2018

The (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) GATE-2018 will be held in the month of February-2017. This time the exam will be organised by Indian Institute of technology IIT-Roorkee. The Exam is conducted all over India for Engineering and Science graduates for entrance to Post graduate courses. Furthermore the Public Sector Units (PSUs) also select candidates based on their GATE score.

The Gate Examination is conducted in 23 branches codes  as mentioned below AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Well in this post we will discuss important strategies to crack GATE from Electrical Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering Branch and How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2017 . Also  Candidates with various correlated branches have to appear GATE from Electrical Engineering only.

First of all, Lets discuss the pattern of GATE Exam -2017. There will be 65 Questions to be attempted in Duration of 3 hours. There is also the provision of negative marking i.e .33 marks and .66 marks for 1 mark and 2 mark questions respectively. Below is the exam pattern in Tabular form-


Section No. of QuestionMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
General Aptitude15115
Electrical Engineering


Engineering Mathematics

501 & 2 Marks85
Total65 100

Note- There will be Numeric type questions also in which candidate has to fill their responses. 25-40 marks allotted for such questions. These questions have no negative marking.

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In addition let us see the Syllabus confined for How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2017

Syllabus for Electrical Engineering in How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2018

Engineering Maths

Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.

Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.

Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.

Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.

Numerical Methods: Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

Transform Theory: Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.


General Aptitude

Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.


Electrical Engineering

Electric Circuits and Fields: Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, transient response of dc and ac networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, basic filter concepts; ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, two-port networks, three phase circuits; Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions; Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws; inductance; dielectrics; capacitance.


Signals and Systems: Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals; shifting and scaling operations; linear, time-invariant and causal systems; Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals; sampling theorem; Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.


Electrical Machines: Single phase transformer – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency; three phase transformers – connections, parallel operation; auto-transformer; energy conversion principles; DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors; three phase induction motors – principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control; single phase induction motors; synchronous machines – performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and applications; servo and stepper motors.


Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and performance; cable performance, insulation; corona and radio interference; distribution systems; per-unit quantities; bus impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage control; power factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical components; fault analysis; principles of over-current, differential and distance protection; solid state relays and digital protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing curves and equal area criterion; HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts.


Control Systems: Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steady-state errors; Routh and Nyquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci; lag, lead and lead-lag compensation; state space model; state transition matrix, controllability and observability.


Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving iron, dynamo meter and induction type instruments; measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; instrument transformers; digital voltmeters and multi meters; phase, time and frequency measurement; Q-meters; oscilloscopes; potentiometric recorders; error analysis.


Analog and Digital Electronics: Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET; amplifiers – biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback amplifiers; operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications; simple active filters; VCOs and timers; combination and sequential logic circuits; multiplexer; Sch-mitt trigger; multi-vibrators; sample and hold circuits; A/D and D/A converters; 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture, programming and interfacing.


Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs – static characteristics and principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase control rectifiers; bridge converters – fully controlled and half controlled; principles of choppers and inverters; basis concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives.


Going through syllabus is very important. One should have an idea of which topics to excel and which topics to skip. This helps  in selective study to prepare of exam. Here are some strategies to have an edge on preparation and How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2017. Therefore,  adopting these strategies will make preparation smooth.

1) First of all go through the detailed syllabus of Electrical Engineering. Select the subjects accordingly.

2) Focus more on core subjects. For Electrical Engineering Power Systems, Electrical Machines and Power Electronics are must. These subject carry more than 50% of Weightage of  Technical Subjects.

The Priority of Subjects should be –

  • Power Electronics
  • Machines & Drives
  • Power Systems
  • Control & Automation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation Technology

3) Prepare good notes using Standard textbooks like C. L Wadhwa, PS Bhimbra etc. or get enrolled in good coaching if self study is not possible

4) The Most important factor is “Previous Years Questions”  . Do Practice these previous questions as much as possible. This will help you get an Idea of level of Questions asked in the exam .

5) Make a short note for Various Formulae asked in the technical section.

6) Practicing Mock Test is another Important pillar of preparation. Stick to good test series. This nourishes our preparation and helps to experience Real time exam mode.

7) Consistent revision of subjects help in mastering the subjects quickly.

Best of Luck of Exams!!

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9 Responses to How to Prepare Electrical Engineering for GATE-2018

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