Last Updated: 15th February, 2014

# GATE 2014 – A Brief Analysis of EC on 15th February- First Session

(Based on student test experiences)

1. Questions with numerical answers accounted for 40-50 % of the paper. Hence you cannot guess your way through the paper. General Ability section also has such questions.

2. In the papers of the past, there used to be some questions which could be solved by eliminating the wrong options. But with an increase in the “numerical answer” type questions, this method of problem solving takes a backseat.

3. With the high occurrence of “numerical answer” type questions, one has to be thorough and careful with unit conversions so as to type in the correct answer. Earlier, the four options more or less served as guidelines.

4. Among general ability questions, there was one question each from Data Interpretation, Probability, Time and Speed (Relative Velocity), Series, logical reasoning and critical reasoning.

5. Engineering Mathematics questions were of average difficulty level. There were questions from Linear Algebra (2 questions), Differential Equation (1 question), Complex Integration (1 question) and Vector Calculus.

6. There were some direct questions from a few topics while some of questions needed concept of two topics to solve them. Such questions were tough to solve. Scoring sections were Networks, Control Systems, Signal and Systems and Analog Circuits.

7. The sequence of questions was different for each candidate i.e. no two candidates will have same sequence of questions.

8. There were no “Common Data” and “Linked” questions in this paper as well.

Section wise analysis of the paper

 1 Mark 2 Marks Total No of Questions Engineering Mathematics 3 3 6 Networks 3 3 6 Electronic Devices 2 3 5 Analog Circuits 3 3 6 Digital Circuits 3 3 6 Signals and Systems 3 4 7 Control Systems 3 4 7 Communications 3 3 6 Electromagnetics 3 3 6 Verbal Ability 3 2 Numerical Ability 2 3 5 31 34 65

Type of questions asked from each section

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Rahul RAJ Review on Second Session EC Paper

Paper was just like PSU’s with more time per question , maximum was formula based . The main difficulty was numerical based question where you will have to write  the answer to the point . The cuttoff will surely be high . The concept used was not so deep . The no. of question attempted will decide your fate . English and apti was also not so tough. Three hours was more than sufficient.

I think that cuttoff for PSU will be around 83-85 and for IIT’s 75+. In comparision to previous year this year was very easy .”

### 0 Responses to GATE 2014 – A Brief Analysis of EC on 15th February- First Session

1. Abhinandan Goswami says:

The general aptitude section was very easy in session 1.Digital Circuits was easy,controls was easy and mathematics also was easy.There were too much of numerical answer type questions.