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GATE Electrical Engineering

IIT Kharagpur conducted the GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) 2023 Exam. The GATE Exam 2023 EE Paper had a total of 65 questions. Of these total questions, 55 questions were on Engineering Mathematics and Electrical Engineering Subject, and 10 questions were on the General Aptitude section.

Get all the necessary information like syllabus, exam pattern, new changes introduced in GATE, important books, preparation tips, previous years’ question papers, cut off, and latest news related to GATE Electrical Engineering Exam here. We have also provided direct links to the Answer Key and Question Papers.

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GATE Electrical Engineering Latest News

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) and other papers will have GATE 2023 exam on 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th February 2023. Candidates can the GATE Syllabus and GATE Exam Dates on the official website.

GATE Electrical Engineering Overview

Particulars Details
Number of Questions in Paper 65
Number of Sections Section 1 – General Aptitude, Section 2 – Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
Topic-wise Weightage General Aptitude – 15%

Mathematics – 15%

Mechanical Engineering – 70%

Pattern of Questions Multiple Choice Question (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATQs)
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Marking Scheme Test Paper has questions carrying 1 mark and 2 marks, and

⅓ and ⅔ negative mark for incorrect answers, respectively

GATE Electrical Engineering Preparation Videos

Expected Questions:

Rank Prediction:

GATE Electrical Engineering Related Study Resources

GATE Electrical Engineering Important Dates 2023

Particulars Dates
GATE Online Application Process 30th August, 2022
Closing of submission of application form 30th September, 2022
Last Date of Extended period for Online Registration Application (With Late Fees) 7th October, 2022
Last date for requesting a change of examination city 4th to 11th November, 2022
Admit Card 3rd January, 2023
GATE 2023 Examination 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th  February 2023
Announcement of Result 3rd week of March 2023

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the overview of the GATE Exam Pattern for EE in the table below:

Feature Description
Examination Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Duration of Exam 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Sectional Time Duration None
Total Marks 100
Total Number of Questions 65
Number of Subjects (Papers) 29
Number of Sections It depends on the subjects.

2-3 (GA and Core Discipline or GA, Engineering Mathematics and Core Subject)

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marking Scheme 1 or 2 marks for each right answer
Negative Marking Scheme For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

No negative marking for MSQ & NATQs.

Marking Scheme for Electrical Engineering:

Paper Exam Pattern
Mechanical Engineering (ME) GA (General Aptitude) – 15 marks

Engineering Mathematics – 13 marks

Subject of the Paper – 72 marks

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Electrical Engineering (EE)

The Electrical Engineering paper was conducted on 5th February 2022 in the afternoon session (2:30 pm – 5:30 pm). You can find more details about the exam below:

Particulars Details
Question Type No MSQs

22 NATQs

33 MCQs

Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Electromagnetic Field Questions Tough
General Aptitude Relatively Tough

Video on GATE 2022 EE Paper Live Analysis:

GATE Electrical Engineering Results Analysis

Here, we have listed the topper scores and the GATE Cutoff marks of the last 5 years:

GATE EE Topper Marks by Year

Year Paper Marks Score
2021 Electrical Engineering (EE) 85.33 974
2020 Electrical Engineering (EE) 87.33 1000
2019 Electrical Engineering (EE) 97.33 961
2018 Electrical Engineering (EE) 90.33 1000
2017 Electrical Engineering (EE) 81.25 1000

GATE Electrical Engineering (ME) Cutoff over Years

2021 Electrical Engineering (EE) 33.3 27.2 20.2
2020 Electrical Engineering (EE) 32.4 30.0 22.2
2019 Electrical Engineering (EE) 39.6 35.6 26.4
2018 Electrical Engineering (EE) 29.1 26.1 19.4
2017 Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.2 22.6 16.7

The plot below shows the trend of GATE EE Cutoff of last 5 years:

EE Cut off trend

GATE EE Important Topics for Exam Preparation

Based on the previous years’ question papers, we have listed the most important topics from the technical subjects of Mechanical Engineering below:

S. No. Subject Important Topics
1. Electric Machines DC Machines
Synchronous Machines
Single Phase Transformers
Three Phase Transformers
Single Phase Induction Motors
Three Phase Induction Motors
Servo Motors and Stepper Motors
2. Power Systems Power Generation Concepts
Impedance and Admittance Matrices
Circuit Breakers
HVDC and FACTS Concepts
Fault Calculations and Transients
System Stability Concepts
Power system Protection
3. Control Systems Block Diagrams & Signal Flow Graphs
Time Domain Analysis
Frequency Domain Analysis Using Nyquist and Bode Plots
Routh-Hurwitz Criteria
4. Digital Electronics Logic Gates
Boolean Algebra & K-Map
8085 Microprocessor
Combinational Circuits & Sequential Circuits
ADC and DACs.
5. Signals and Systems LTI Systems
Fourier Transform
Z Transform
Laplace Transform
6. Networks Network Analysis
Network Theorems
Transient and Steady State Analysis of RLC Circuit
Laplace Transforms.
Two-Port Networks
Phasor Diagrams
Magnetic Coupled Circuits
7. Electromagnetic Field Theory Different Types of Laws
Magnetic Circuits
Self and Mutual Inductance
8. Analog Circuits Diode Circuits
Rectifiers and Amplifiers
Operational Amplifier and Its Applications
Oscillators and Feedback Amplifiers
9. Electrical and Electronic Measurements Error Analysis
Measurement of Voltage, Current, Power, Energy & Power Factor
Bridges & Potentiometers
Digital Voltmeters, Multi-meters & Milli-meter
10. Power Electronics Characteristics of Semi-Conductor Devices
11. Engineering Mathematics


Linear Algebra
Calculus and Differential Equations
Probability and Statistics

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Gate EE easy?

Based on the last few years, it is easy to moderate.


Is GATE marking negative?

Yes, there are negative markings for MCQs in GATE, whereas there is no negative marking in MSQs and NATQs.


What are the benefits of the GATE exam?

The benefits of the GATE exam are multifold. If you clear the GATE exam, you will be eligible to apply for Masters programmes in renowned institutions like IITs, IISC etc., as well as in PSUs for jobs.


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