Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2011 Syllabus
for Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
and suggested (by me) textbooks for various topics:
 Engineering Mathematics
 Linear Algebra:
 Calculus:
 Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green's theorems.
Calculus And Analytic Geometry (9th Edition)  George Thomas & Ross Finney
 Differential equations:
 Complex variables:
 Probability and Statistics:
 Numerical Methods:
 Transform Theory:
 Electronics and Communication Engineering
 Networks:
 Electronic Devices:
 Energy bands in silicon, intrinsic and extrinsic silicon. Carrier transport in silicon: diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers. pn junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, pIn and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASERs.
Electronic Circuits: Analysis and Design  Donald Neamen
 Device technology:
 Analog Circuits:
 Small Signal Equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs, MOSFETs and analog CMOS.
 Simple diode circuits, clipping, clamping, rectifier.
 Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET amplifiers.
 Amplifiers:
 singleand multistage, differential and operational, feedback, and power. Frequency response of amplifiers. Simple opamp circuits. Filters. Sinusoidal oscillators; criterion for oscillation; singletransistor and opamp configurations. Function generators and waveshaping circuits,
 555 Timers.
 Power supplies.
 Digital circuits:
 Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; logic gates; digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders, PROMs and PLAs. Sequential circuits: latches and flipflops, counters and shiftregisters. Sample and hold circuits, ADCs, DACs. Semiconductor memories.
Digital Design: Principles And Practices (4th Edition)  John Wakerly
 Microprocessor(8085):
 Signals and Systems:
 Control Systems:
 Basic control system components; block diagrammatic description, reduction of block diagrams.
 Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems.
 Signal flow graphs and their use in determining transfer functions of systems; transient and steady state analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response.
 Tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis: root loci, RouthHurwitz criterion, Bode and Nyquist plots.
 Control system compensators:
 State variable representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems.
Digital Control: A StateSpace Approach  Richard J. Vaccaro
 Communications:
 Random signals and noise:
 probability, random variables, probability density function
 autocorrelation, power spectral density.
 Analog communication systems:
 amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne receivers; elements of hardware, realizations of analog communication systems; signaltonoise ratio (SNR) calculations for amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM) for low noise conditions.
 Fundamentals of information theory and channel capacity theorem.
 Digital communication systems:
 pulse code modulation (PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM)
 digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), matched filter receivers, bandwidth consideration and probability of error calculations for these schemes.
 Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA and GSM.
 Electromagnetics:
