Online Test Series Schedule for GATE 2017
Branch: Electronics & Communication Engineering

Test Name Description
Chapter-wise Tests Total: 20 tests Commence from 9th June 2016 onwards
Subject-wise Grand Tests Total: 40 tests Commence from 8th August 2016 onwards
Full Length Mock GATE Total: 12 tests Commence from 20th November 2016 onwards

Chapter-wise Tests

(Each test carries 25 marks and 45 minutes duration.Test consists of 5 one mark questions and 10 two mark questions)

Note: First letter in subject code refers to GATE exam

TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GNW-1 Network solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis; Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s, maximum power transfer; Wye‐Delta transformation Networks
Test code: GNW
GNW-2 Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors; Time domain analysis of simple linear circuits; Solution of network equations using Laplace transform; Frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits; Linear 2‐port network parameters: driving point and transfer functions; State equations for networks.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GSS-1 Introduction to signals, LTI systems: definition and properties,causality, stability, impulse response, convolution. Fourier series and Fourier transform representations. sampling theorem and applications. Frequency response, group delay and phase delay. Signals & Systems
Test code: GSS
GSS -2 Laplace transform, discrete-time Fourier transform (DTFT),DFT, FFT, Z-transform, interpolation of discrete-time signals, poles and zeros, parallel and cascade structure, digital filter design techniques.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GCS-1 Basic control system components; Feedback principle; Transfer function; Block diagram representation; Signal flow graph; Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems; Routh – Hurwitz stability criteria. Control Systems
Test code: GCS
GCS -2 Frequency response; Nyquist stability criteria; Bode and root-locus plots; Lag, lead and lag-lead compensation; State variable model and solution of state equation of LTI systems.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GDC-1 Number systems; Combinatorial circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of functions using Boolean identities and Karnaugh map, logic gates and their static CMOS implementations, arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders and PLAs; Sequential circuits: latches and flip‐flops, counters, shift‐registers and finite state machines. Digital Circuits
Test code: GDC
GDC -2 Data converters: sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs; Semiconductor memories: ROM, SRAM, DRAM, 8-bit microprocessor (8085): architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GEDC-1 Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Carrier transport: diffusion current, drift current, mobility and resistivity; Generation and recombination of carriers; Poisson and continuity equations: P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT. EDC & VLSI
Test code: GEDC
GEDC-2 MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, photo diode and solar cell; Integrated circuit fabrication process: oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography and twin-tub CMOS process.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GAC-1 Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers; Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: biasing, bias stability, mid-frequency small signal analysis and frequency response; BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: multi-stage. Analog Circuits
Test code: GAC
GAC-2 Differential, feedback, power and operational; Simple op-amp circuits; Active filters; Sinusoidal oscillators: criterion for oscillation, single-transistor and op- amp configurations; Function generators, wave-shaping circuits and 555 timers; Voltage reference circuits; Power supplies: ripple removal and regulation.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GCMS-1 Analog communications: amplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation, spectra of AM and FM, superheterodyne receivers, circuits for analog communications, Random processes: autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems; ; Information theory: entropy, mutual information and channel capacity theorem. Communications
Test code:GCMS
GCMS-2 Digital communications: PCM, DPCM, digital modulation schemes, amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying (ASK, PSK, FSK), QAM, MAP and ML decoding, matched filter receiver, calculation of bandwidth, SNR and BER for digital modulation; Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes;Timing and frequency synchronization, inter-symbol interference and its mitigation; Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GEMT-1 Electrostatics; Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector; Plane waves and properties: reflection and refraction, polarization, phase and group velocity, propagation through various media, skin depth. Electromagnetics
Test code:GEMT
GEMT-2 Transmission lines: equations, characteristic impedance, impedance matching, impedance transformation, S-parameters, Smith chart; Waveguides: modes, boundary conditions, cut-off frequencies, dispersion relations; Antennas: antenna types, radiation pattern, gain and directivity, return loss, antenna arrays; Basics of radar; Light propagation in optical fibers.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GEM-1 Linear Algebra: Vector space, basis, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, eigen values and eigen vectors, rank, solution of linear equations – existence and uniqueness.
Calculus: Mean value theorems, theorems of integral calculus, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, multiple integrals, line, surface and volume integrals, Taylor series.
Vector Analysis: Vectors in plane and space, vector operations, gradient, divergence and curl, Gauss’s, Green’s and Stoke’s theorems.
Differential Equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), higher order linear differential equations, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, methods of solution using variation of parameters, complementary function and particular integral, partial differential equations, variable separable method, initial and boundary value problems.
Engineering Mathematics
Test code:GEM
GEM-2 Complex Analysis: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula; Taylor’s and Laurent’s
series, residue theorem.
Numerical Methods: Solution of nonlinear equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations, convergence criteria.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; combinatorial probability, probability distribution functions – binomial, Poisson, exponential and normal; Joint and conditional probability; Correlation and regression analysis.
TEST Code Topic/Chapter Subject & Code
GVA English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. General Aptitude
Test code:GGA
GNA Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation..

Chapter-wise Tests

(Each test carries 25 marks and 45 minutes duration.)

(Test consists of 5 one mark questions and 10 two mark questions)

Test No Test Codes Date of Available
EC -01 GNW – 1 09thJune 2016
EC -02 GNW – 2 12thJune 2016
EC -03 GSS – 1 15thJune 2016
EC -04 GSS – 2 18thJune 2016
EC -05 GAC – 1 21stJune 2016
EC -06 GAC – 2 24thJune 2016
EC -07 GDC – 1 27thJune 2016
EC -08 GDC – 2 30thJune 2016
EC -09 GEDC – 1 3rdJuly 2016
EC -10 GEDC – 2 6thJuly 2016
EC -11 GCS – 1 9thJuly 2016
EC -12 GCS – 2 12thJuly 2016
EC -13 GCMS – 1 15thJuly 2016
EC -14 GCMS – 2 18thJuly 2016
EC -15 GEMT – 1 21thJuly 2016
EC -16 GEMT – 2 24thJuly 2016
EC -17 GEM – 1 27thJuly 2016
EC -18 GEM – 2 30thJuly 2016
EC -19 GVA 02ndAug 2016
EC -20 GNA 05thAug 2016

Subject-wise Grand Tests- 1st Series

(Each test carries 50 marks and 90 minutes duration.Test consists of 10 one mark questions and 20 two mark questions)

Commences from 8th August, 2016 onwards, the detailed test schedule is as follows:

Test No Test Codes Date of Available
EC -21 GNW 08thAug 2016
EC -22 GSS 11thAug 2016
EC -23 GAC 14thAug 2016
EC -24 GDC 17thAug 2016
EC -25 GEDC 20thAug 2016
EC -26 GCS 23rdAug 2016
EC -27 GCMS 26thAug 2016
EC -28 GEMT 29thAug 2016
EC -29 GEM 1stSep 2016
EC -30 GVA & GNA 4thSep 2016

Subject-wise Grand Tests- 2nd Series

(Each test carries 50 marks and 90 minutes duration.Test consists of 10 one mark questions and 20 two mark questions)

Commences from 7th September, 2016 onwards, the detailed test schedule is as follows:

Test No Test Codes Date of Available
EC -31 GNW 07thSep 2016
EC -32 GSS 10thSep 2016
EC -33 GEMT 13thSep 2016
EC -34 GDC 15thSep 2016
EC -35 GEDC 17thSep 2016
EC -36 GAC 19thSep 2016
EC -37 GCMS 21stSep 2016
EC -38 GCS 23rdSep 2016
EC -39 GEM 25thSep 2016
EC -40 GVA & GNA 27thSep 2016

Subject-wise Grand Tests with combinations

(Each test carries 50 marks and 90 minutes duration.Test consists of 10 one mark questions and 20 two mark questions)

Commences from 30th September, 2016 onwards, the detailed test schedule is as follows:

Test No Test Codes Date (Available from)
EC -41 GNW, GEMT 30thSep 2016
EC -42 GCS, GDC 03rdOct 2016
EC -43 GEDC, GAC 06thOct 2016
EC -44 GCMS, GSS 09thOct 2016
EC -45 GEM 12thOct 2016
EC -46 GGA 15thOct 2016
Test No Test Codes Date (Available from)
EC -47 GNW, GSS 17thOct 2016
EC -48 GCS, GEMT 19thOct 2016
EC -49 GEDC, GAC 21stOct 2016
EC -50 GCMS, GDC 23rdOct 2016
Test No Test Codes Date (Available from)
EC -51 GSS, GNW, GCS 25thOct 2016
EC -52 GDC, GEDC, GAC 27thOct 2016
EC -53 GCMS, GEMT 29thOct 2016
EC -54 GEM, GGA 31stOct 2016
EC -55 GSS, GCMS 02ndNov 2016
EC -56 GNW, GEMT, GCS 04thNov 2016
EC -57 GEDC, GDC, GAC 06thNov 2016
EC -58 GEM, GGA 08thNov 2016
EC -59 GSS, GEMT, GNW, GEM 10thNov 2016
EC -60 GCS, GCMS, GGA, GDC 13thNov 2016

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Full Length Mock GATE (Tentative Schedule)

(Each test carries 100 marks and 3 hours duration As per GATE Pattern)

Test No Test Codes Date (Available from)
EC -61 Mock – 1 20thNov 2016
EC -62 Mock – 2 26thNov 2016
EC -63 Mock – 3 2ndDec 2016
EC -64 Mock – 4 8thDec 2016
EC -65 Mock – 5 14thDec 2016
EC -66 Mock – 6 20thDec 2016
EC -67 Mock – 7 25thDec 2016
EC -68 Mock – 8 31stDec 2016
EC -69 Mock – 9 05thJan 2017
EC -70 Mock – 10 10thJan 2017
EC -71 Mock – 11 15thJan 2017
EC -72 Mock – 12 20thJan 2017

NOTE: The Dates of MOCK GATE Exams may Change according to the GATE – 2017 Exam schedule.