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 EC 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 Electronics And Communication Engineering (EC) Paper:
This is available in the official GATE website.
Download Previous years GATE EC 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 EC 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.
GATE EC 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 the ones given below, which covers the complete GATE EC syllabus. You can find these GATE EC prep books in most of the good book stores. If you do not find them, you order the books online from Flipkart, which offers huge discount
apart from free home delivery
and with an option to pay Cash on Delivery
GATE 2013: Electronics And Communication Engineering (With CD)
By G.K. Publications
Apart from guide book such as one given above, you can buy the following books according to your area of weakness:
Principle of Communication System: Taub & Schilling
Communication System: A. Bruu Carlson
Integrated Electronics: Jacob Milman & C. Halkias
Integrated Circuits: K.R. Botkar
Digital Logic & Computer Design: Moris Mano
Signals and System: Oppehum, Willsky & Nacob
Automatic Control System: Benjamin C. Kuo
Control System Engineering: Nagrath & Gopal
Electromagnetic Waves & Radiating Systems: Jardon & Balmain, JD Kraus
Network Analysis: Van Valkenburg
Network and Systems: D. Roy Choudhary
GATE Coaching institute for Electronics 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 EC paper, may be you can try with this list
given by inspirenignite.
Hope above compilation of GATE Electronics 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 EC study materials!