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Topic wise Weightage and Analysis of GATE 2012 EC Paper

GATE 2012 ECE Paper can be rated as more difficult than the GATE 2011 version. While the GATE 2011 one had some questions which can be answered correctly without much effort,the current paper did not offer such luxury to the students. The questions were very tricky and candidate had to be extra cautious while responding. Students who took certain areas like E.M. Theory for granted as not many questions are asked in GATE on it were in for surprise, as a weight age 12 marks were given to those questions.In last few year GATE papers, GA was given for 15 marks; Engineering Mathematics was given about 10 marks. But this time as specified in the GATE 2012 Information Brochure, GA and E.M both were given for 15 + 15 = 30 marks. Engineering Subject was covered only in 70 marks.Branches like EEE, ECE, Instrumentation, they have common subjects to name Engg. Maths, Electrical Networks, Electronic Devices, Analog Electronics, Digital Circuits, control systems, and Signals and Systems etc. This year all these three branches have the same questions for those common subjects along with GA. Because
of this, the questions in Networks were very difficult from the perspective of a ECE student.The General Aptitude section of GATE 2012 provided much need avenues to increase overall GATE Score of the candidate. Most of the questions were easy or of Moderate Level of difficulty – A candidate who has put in the required effort in practicing General Aptitude can score upto (10-12) marks in this section and this can go a long way in helping him meet the basic qualifying criteria. The candidates who found the level of difficulty of Engineering stream and Engineering Maths questions high would have got the much needed relief they were looking for in their quest to increase the GATE Score.A score of (52-55) out of 100 Marks,can fetch a rank of 1000 and below in GATE.
Core Subjects Core Subjects 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Networks 4 4
Electronic Devices 1 3
Analog Circuits 2 2
Digital circuits 4 2
Signals and Systems 1 3
Control Systems 1 4
Communications 3 3
Electromagnetics 4 4
Total Marks 20 50
Engineering Maths 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Linear Algebra 0 1
Calculus 0 2
Differential equations 1 0
Complex variables 2 0
Probability and Statistics 1 1
Numerical Methods 0 1
Transform Theory 1 0
Total Marks 5 10
General Aptitude 1 Mark Qtns 2 Mark Qtns
Verbal Ability 4 1
Numerical Ability 1 4
Total Marks 5 10


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