The second week of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019, or GATE 2019 exam, organised by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM), began on Saturday with Electronics and Communication (ECE) branch scheduled for the morning session.
“Overall, the ECE exam level was ‘moderate to tough’. The exam was in line with the previous year’s trend, with 3-4 questions of high-level of difficulty. It is estimated that more than 1 lakh students appeared for this exam,” said Dr Susheel Joshi, SVP (Academic) at Gradeup.
The general aptitude section was “moderate” while the technical section was of “moderate to tough” difficulty. On the technical side, the maths section had about 6 questions (with weightage of 9 marks) while 49 questions were asked from the ECE branch. There were 25 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions of which 8-10 questions were of 1 mark each while about 15 questions were of 2 marks each. The number of NAT questions in GATE 2019 has been in the range of 24-27 with ECE NAT questions being in the same range.
“Electronic Devices & Circuits (EDC) and Communication were given high weightage in the exam. Moreover, there were also a good number of questions from Signals and System topic. Networks was only of 5 marks weightage which was lower than expectation. The cut-off score for ECE branch is expected in the range of 24-26,” added Dr Joshi.
The exam analysis shared below is purely prepared on the basis of the feedback shared by the GATE applicants.
Below is the GATE 2019 Electronics and Communication subject-wise marks and questions distribution: