If you have applied for appearing in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2013, you have some more reasons to cheer - with GATE 2013 score not only you can get admission
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This blog article is aimed to provide you the prep materials for GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper – the syllabus, GATE EE exam papers and the list of books to study for cracking GATE.
Even before you start to prepare for GATE, please go through the following articles to have a better understanding about GATE exam:
This article tells you what is GATE, what are the eligibility required and how to apply for the same along with the schedule of dates.
It tells you what are the GATE exam sections – how many questions are asked, of what marks and the duration. For instance, pattern of GATE EE exam is as below:
This article takes you deeper inside GATE – it discusses in detail what are the the three different types of questions asked in GATE along with examples.
After you read thoroughly the above articles, now it is the time to actually start your preparation for GATE. First go through the GATE EE syllabus. Than attempt the previous years exam papers to find which are your strong/weak areas. Lastly buy the books to improve your weak areas.
Download Syllabus for GATE 2013 Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper:
This is available in the official GATE website.
Download Previous years GATE EE Exam papers:
While the above links gives you the scanned copy of actual papers for only last 6 years, you can download last 14 years GATE EE exam papers, since from GATE 1997 from gateforum website
While downloading these papers, please bear in mind that there was a major change in the pattern of GATE since from GATE 2009. Prior to GATE 2009, there were 85 questions for 150 marks. In GATE 2009, there were 60 questions for 100 marks. Since from GATE 2010, there are now 65 questions for 100 marks.
You can use also the book below for previous years GATE EE Exam solved papers:
Cover Price: Rs. 195, Offer Price: Rs. 150, Discount: Rs. 45 (23%)
GATE EE Exam Prep Books:
Not only for GATE, but also for any competitive exam (be it an entrance or a recruitment exam), you should buy book depending on your actual requirement – which is to strengthen your weak areas. As I told you previously, you should identify your strong/weak areas by attempting the previous years GATE exam papers.
You can also identify the same through Guide books such as one given below, which covers the complete GATE EE syllabus. These book can be ordered online from Flipkart, which offers huge discount apart from free home delivery and with an option to pay Cash on Delivery.
Apart from guide book such as one given below, you can buy the following books according to your area of weakness:
Electrical Machines by Nagrath & Kothari
Electrical Machinery by PS Bhimra
Electromagnetic by Willain H. Hayt
Electric Power Systems by CL Wadhwa
Power System Engineering by Nagrath & Kothari
Electrical & Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation by AK Sawhney
Automatic Control System by Benjamin C. Kuo
Control System Engineering by Nagrath & Gopal
Integrated Electronics by Milman & Halkias, Millma & Grobel
Digital Logic & Computer Design by Morris Mano
Power Electronics by PS Bhimra
Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg
GATE Coaching institute for Electrical Engineering:
So you need coaching for GATE? Well, I am sure with self-preparation you can crack GATE easily. However, if you need the help of coaching institutes for GATE EE paper, may be you can try with this list
given by inspirenignite.
Hope above compilation of GATE Electrical Engineering prep materials and study plan would help in your preparation for the exam. I would be on the look out for more resources and post the same here. So keep visiting here for GATE EE study materials!