GATE 2022 EC Analysis (Available) – MCQs, MSQs, NATs in Electronics and Communication Engineering

GATE 2022 EC Analysis – IIT KGP has conducted GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 2022 exam today, February 6, 2022. It was conducted in the first shift, between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. As per the initial reaction of the students, the exam was easy to moderate. Other than EC, the exam for ES, ST, NM, MT & MN was also conducted in the same shift today. The exams were conducted as per the COVID guidelines. As per the initial reports and first reaction of the students, the paper is deemed to be moderately difficult in terms of difficult level. Check the complete GATE 2022 EC analysis from this page.

Latest – The GATE EC analysis 2022 is available now. Check below.

GATE 2022 EC Analysis

The analysis for GATE 2022 EC exam is as follows:

  • Candidates say that MCQs were easy.
  • The paper for aptitude was a little tricky as per the candidates. 
  • There were 18 NAT
  • There were 14 MSQ
  • Number of MCQs in the exam was 33. 
  • The MSQ were higher in number, causing the paper to be lengthy.
  • The overall level of the paper was not extremely difficult, it was moderate to difficult.
  • Questions from General Aptitude were easy to moderate.
  • Questions from Network Theory & Digital were easy.
  • 4 Questions from EDC were asked.The questions from EDC and Mathematics were slightly difficult/challenging.
  • The exact breakdown of marks as per topics is as shown in the table below: 
Name of SubjectNumber of 1 Mark QuestionsNumber of 2 Mark QuestionsTotal Marks of Section (2022)
Control System137
Digital Circuits3411
Electronic Devices238
Signals & Systems226
Communication Systems3513
Analog Circuits4310
Engineering Mathematics6516
Network Theory238
Electromagnetic (EMTL)226
General Aptitude 5515

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GATE EC Analysis for Last Year

Difficulty level: GATE 2021 EC paper was tough and lengthy according to the students reaction. The exam was tough in comparison to the previous year papers.

Important points:

  • There were 30-35 NATs in the paper.
  • There were no MSQs in the paper.
  • There were 25-30 MCQs in the paper.


  • Analogue,
  • EDC,
  • Network,
  • Rectangular Wave Guide,
  • Transmission Line,
  • Random Process,
  • Active Filters,
  • Special Aptitude,
  • COA,
  • Transient.
TopicsTotal marksLevel
Network Theory12Difficult
Digital Circuits9Difficult
Control System5Easy
Electronic Device6Average
Analog Circuit7Easy
Signal and System10Difficult
Engineering Maths13Difficult
General Aptitude15Easy

Past 5 Years Analysis for GATE 2022 EC

According to the past 5 year paper analysis of GATE- EC, the difficulty level varies from year to year. GATE 2021 EC Exam was tougher compared to the previous years, and GATE 2020 EC was relatively easy compared to the previous year papers. The important topics remained same throughout the years. The exam was conducted for 3 hours, The questions asked in General aptitude were easy to moderate.

Total Marks
Power System4412
Engineering Maths4412
Electric Circuits3411
General Aptitude5515
Power Electronics149
Signal & Systems238
Control System238
Electrical Machines238
Analog Electronics226
Digital Electronics113
Electrical Measurement202

GATE 2022 EC Exam Pattern

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
Number of Subjects (Papers)29
Questions for testing these abilitiesRecall, Comprehension, Application, Analysis & Synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of MarksGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor 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 & NAT.

GATE 2022 Answer key and Question Paper.

GATE 2022 Answer key will be shortly released after all the papers are conducted successfully. GATE 2022 EC Question paper are available down below:

GATE 2022 Exam Schedule

5th February 2022 (Saturday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
5th February 2022 (Saturday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
6th February 2022 (Sunday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
6th February 2022 (Sunday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
12th February 2022 (Saturday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
CE-1**, BT, PH & EY
12th February 2022 (Saturday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
CE-2**, XE & XL
13th February 2022 (Sunday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
ME-1**, PE & AR
13th February 2022 (Sunday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
ME-2**, GE & AE
**CE and ME will be conducted in two sessions.
Q.1- What is the date and time of GATE 2022 EC exam?

Ans.- 6th Feb 2022 in the forenoon session- 09:00 – 12:00 hrs.

Q.2- How was the GATE 2021 EC paper?

Ans.- GATE 2021 EC paper was more tough and lengthy compared to the previous years paper.

Q.3-Is GATE EC exam very tough?

Ans. According to the candidates the difficulty level varies from year to year, it’s not constant, But the exam is moderate to tough.

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