GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Exam Syllabus


GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Exam- Every year many engineering graduates give the GATE Exam that helps them get into Doctorate level degree, reputed companies and MNCs as well as government sector.  Candidates who have successfully passed this examination also get selected for various other posts in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) based on their scores. Many organisations like BHEL, NTPC, BPCL, HPCL, etc., use GATE scores to select candidates.

In this article we will discuss the GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Syllabus, tips for effective preparation as the Gate Exam Date approaches near. It is wise to prepare for at least three months to clear the exam with good scores.

GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Exam Syllabus

Priorities the Topics

GATE Exam usually tests theoretical and empirical knowledge of the followings concepts -


      Gauss’s Law

      Ampere’s Law

      Faraday’s Law

      Biot-Savart’s Law



      Synchronous machines

      DC Machines

      Induction Motors

      Circuit elements

      Kirchhoff’s current law

      Network Theorems

      Three-phase circuit analysis

Enhanced focus is essential for this topics:

      Electric circuits

      Electromagnetic fields

      Electrical machines

      Control systems

      Signals and systems

      Power systems

      Power electronics

      Analog and digital electronics

It is wise to give maximum weightage to these topics. Devote your time, efforts and practice to these concepts for better understanding and exam strategy.

The Right Set of Books

Ever heard of the saying ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’? Same goes for textbooks and guides. Don’t overthink and don’t overdo. Get books that cover the basic concepts in simple language with lots of solved examples and practice sets. An applicant must read the detailed theory behind every concept to enhance their basics. Regular practice by repetitive writing is key 

Systematic Study Plan 

Formulating a study plan is of prime importance. Start with basic concepts, then MCQs moving on the focus towards subjective questions etc. One must note that the study plan must be devised according to the GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Syllabus. This will help one learn the knacks and strategic solving, time management, and brain work required to crack the exam. One of the best practices to prepare well for the exam is to solve GATE previous year question papers.

The Takeaway:

     Read thoroughly the basic concepts of EE

     Make notes while studying

     Practice previous years question papers

     Keep daily and weekly targets to complete the syllabus on time

     Regular revision of  subjects already covered for maximum retention


The GATE 2021 examination would be conducted online focusing on three major domains – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering specific sections. The difficulty level moderate, although there is negative marking for every wrong answer. One-third of a mark is deducted for every wrong answer for a one mark question and two-thirds of marks are deducted for a two-mark question.

The Gate Exam Date for 2021 Notification has been released by IIT Bombay recently, a lot of engineering graduates are on the lookout for opportunities through the GATE examination. The Gate Exam Date is from 5–14 February 2021. 

Have a look at the important dates:


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28-Oct-2020 to 13-Nov-2020

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The GATE 2020 eligibility criteria to appear for the EE exam is as follows:

      Applicant should be a graduate (BE or B.Tech) in Electrical Engineering

      Students in the final year of BE or BTech programme with no backlogs can also apply for GATE 2020

      There is no age limit to appear for the exam


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