GATE 2021 EE Paper Analysis: No MSQs Asked, Difficulty Level Moderate

GATE 2021 EE Paper Analysis – From this page candidates can check the GATE EE 2021 analysis. As per the initial reaction of the students and also the experts the paper was of moderate level. GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering (EE) paper surprisingly did not have any MSQs. However, the NATs were more in number than the MCQs. Check detailed GATE EE paper analysis 2021 below.

GATE 2021 EE Paper Analysis

GATE paper: Electrical Engineering (EE)
Date of exam: 07 Feb 2021
Paper Analysis available for: Session 1

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GATE 2021 EE Paper Analysis as Per Student Reactions

Difficulty level: The overall difficulty level of the exam was Moderate to High. There were no MSQs in the exam as per the feedback now. Maths was moderate and the aptitude section was easy.

  • There were no MSQs in the paper.
  • There were many NATs in the exam.
  • There were 24 MCQs and 31 NATs.
  • Control System was very tough and lengthy.
  • As per the students, the expected cutoff can be around 30 marks.

Topics asked: Power electronics, Analog Electronics, Machine and Power Systems, Control System, EMFT

Check topic wise weightage below:

Topics1 marks questions2 marks questionsTotal marks
Signal and Systems238
Electrical Machines238
Analog Electronics226
Digital Electronics113
Power System4412
Control System238
Electric Circuits3411
Power Electronics149
Electrical Measurement202
Engineering Maths4412
General Aptitude5515
Total Marks3035100

You can also check the GATE 2021 EE paper analysis from the video below:

GATE 2021 Electrical (EE) Exam Updates

12:30 PM: GATE 2021 forenoon session ends, analysis will be now available shortly.

12:20 PM: To qualify GATE 2021 candidates have to score minimum marks in their respective papers. This is called he cutoff marks that will be available with the result of GATE 2021 on March 22, 2021. Till then the past year GATE cutoff marks is as follows for the papers being held today in forenoon session:

SubjectGeneralOBC (NCL)SC/ST/PwD
GG – Geology38.434.526.6
GG – Geophysics51.946.734.6
Electrical Engineering33.43022.2
Agricultural Engineering26.323.617.5
Ecology and Evolution42.237.928.1

12:15 PM: The forenoon session of GATE 2021 is about to end at 12:30 PM. Candidates can check memory based questions and answers for the EE paper – click here.

11:30 AM: Today, in the forenoon session EE, GG, AG, and EY papers are being held. In the afternoon session, EC, PE, ES, ST, and PI papers are scheduled.

9:30 AM: GATE 2021 forenoon session starts now.The session will end at 12:30 PM and the next session will start at 3:00 PM.

9:25 AM: The CE paper held yesterday was moderate in difficulty level. The newly added questions – MSQs were less in number. The paper was, however, difficult than last year and the cutoff is expected to drop. Check analysis here for GATE 2021 CE paper.

9:20 AM: A total of 14,196 students have applied for newly introduced humanities subjects which are Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH).

9:10 AM:  A total of 8,82,684 candidates have applied for the GATE 2021, which is a slight increase from 8.59 lakh applications last year.

9:05 AM: Yesterday GATE 2021 exam was held for CE, IN, CY,  PH, AR, BM, AE, MN. 77% percent attendance was recorded.

9:00 AM: Students have reached the exam centre. Entry at the centre is going on with proper COVID-19 guidelines. Once the exam is over at 12:30 pm. The analysis of the exam will be provided.

Previous Year Analysis of GATE Electrical (EE) Exam

To get an comparison of the exam held today from last year, check previous year EE paper analysis here:

The weightage of the tropics were as follows:

Power systems7%Difficult
Control systems8%Average
Network Theory8%Average
Electrical and Electronic measurement7%Average
General aptitude15%Easy
Engineering mathematics9%Easy
Signals and systems11%Average
Electrical machines13%Average
Analog circuits7%Difficult
Digital circuits3%Easy

Topics from where questions came:

  • Vector calculus
  • Differential equation
  • Maxima
  • Probability
  • Matrix
  • Thevenin’s theorem
  • Transient analysis
  • Laplace transform
  • Z-transform
  • Fourier transform
  • Fourier series
  • LTI
  • SFG
  • Frequency response
  • Nyquist
  • Polar plot
  • RH criteria
  • Diodes
  • OP-AMP
  • Microprocessor
  • Sequential circuits
  • Microprocessor
  • Sequential circuits
  • Electric field
  • Mutual inductance
  • Uncertainty (Error)
  • DC machines
  • Transformer
  • Induction machines
  • Load flow analysis
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Word series
  • Data Interpretation
  • English-Grammar
  • Permutation and combination

GATE 2021 Exam Over Today, What Next?

After the exam is over today, aspirants have to look out for GATE 2021 official answer key, question paper, and response sheet to be uploaded by IIT Bombay. On the official website of GATE 2021,, the candidates will be able to get all the updates.

The response sheet will be available under the login of the candidates on GOAPS, to access them candidates have to use their enrollment number and password. Question paper and answer key will be available in PDF format and will be available for challenge.

GATE 2021 Result

 The result of GATE 2021 will be available under the login of the candidates in the form of a scorecard. candidates can check their score out of 100, AIR in the respective paper, and the GATE score on it with other details too. The score of GATE will remain valid for 3 years and can be used for PSU recruitments too.

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