60 Days Preparation Strategy for GATE EC 2022

Dec 10, 2021

60 Days Preparation Strategy for GATE EC

Aspirants who have chosen to appear for the GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) exam, at this point of time, should follow a well-structured preparation strategy to ace the exam with the desired score.

Since approximately 60 days are left for the upcoming GATE 2022 exam, GATE EC aspirants should utilize the time left judiciously and focus more on revisions and important subjects/topics.

It is natural to witness tough competition in the EC stream as it is one of the most popular streams of GATE. Hence, you should put comprehensive efforts into the GATE exam preparation and make it more productive.

This article will acquaint you with the best approach and a practical preparation plan for the EC preparation in the last 60 days. Read further to know more.

Before we proceed further, let’s have a look at the GATE exam pattern and the anticipated marks weightage of different sections of the Electronics and Communication Engineering exam.

GATE 2022 EC Exam Pattern

Exam Duration 3 hours
Number of Questions 65
Total Marks100
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (15 Marks)
Engineering Mathematics (13 Marks)
Technical (72 Marks)
Marking SchemeFor 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
For 2 marks MCQ, 2/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response.
There is no negative marking for NAT and MSQs

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Anticipated Marks weightage of different sections of EC

Based on the past year’s trends, we expect the weightage of different sections of Electronics and Communication as listed below:

Analog Circuits10%
Electronic Devices8%
Control Systems8%
Digital Circuits8%
Networks Theory9%
Signals and Systems9%
Engineering Mathematics13%
General Aptitude15%

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How to Prepare for GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) in 2 months?

  • Focus on important subjects and topics during the last 30 days. Also, solve previous year’s questions during this time to get an idea of the exam pattern and the types of questions asked in the exam.
  • You can also practice previous year GATE questions after completing a particular subject/topic.
  • Practice mock tests to know your performance. They will help you to identify your weak areas, thus giving you time to work on them.
  • In the last 20 days, practice PrepTests on PrepLadder to gauge your performance. They are designed to provide you with the real feel of the examination.
  • In the last ten days, just revise everything you have studied for the EC exam in a comprehensive way. Revise all the important formulas.

While preparing for the exam, keep one thing in mind. Think positively! Make the most of every single day left for the exam. Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in two or three weeks. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

We hope the information mentioned above will help you to prepare for the EC exam strategically. If you want more assistance with the GATE preparation, you can download the PrepLadder app.

It is the most comprehensive preparation resource for GATE and has everything that aspirants require to crack GATE on one single platform, such as engaging and conceptual video lectures from the DREAM TEAM, extensive QBank with explanations and solutions, Subject tests & Mock tests for practice, and much more.

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All the best for your exam.

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Raminder Singh

Raminder is a Content Manager at PrepLadder. He has worked in several aspects of the education industry throughout his career and has assisted numerous candidates in cracking major competitive exams.