GATE Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE): Syllabus, Eligibility & Scope

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Know details about pursuing MTech in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) through GATE 2023 here.

Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) is the application of science and mathematics to solve different problems and to research, design, develop, and test electronic equipment used in various systems. Engineers with specialization in Electronics and Communication also conceptualize and oversee the designing, development and manufacturing of communications and broadcast systems.

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This stream of engineering also deals with the manufacturing of electronic devices, circuits, communications equipment, analogue transmission, basic electronics, and microprocessors. Various colleges across India offer Electronics and Communications Engineering at the undergraduate and postgraduate level leading to BTech (4 years) and MTech (2 years) degrees respectively.

For admission to MTech courses of India’s top engineering colleges, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the top choice among aspirants. GATE 2023 is scheduled to be conducted on February 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2023. GATE 2023 registration has already begun online on August 30, 2022. The last date to apply for the exam will be September 30 and with a late fee amount of INR 500, the candidates can submit the GATE 2023 application form by October 7, 2022. This year, the conducting authority for GATE is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. The exam is likely to be conducted across nearly 200 cities in India.

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Colleges accepting GATE 2023 score for M Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering

GATE – The national level exam is conducted every year for admission to MTech program in various engineering colleges across India along with the Indian Institutes of Technology. Marks obtained by candidates in GATE are the basis of their enrolment in postgraduate courses in ECE. Some of the top colleges across the country that accept GATE scores for admission to M Tech courses in ECE are:

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur)

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati)

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NITT)

VIT University - Vellore Institute of Technology

GATE 2023 Exam Dates

GATE 2023 exam dates are announced by the IIT Kanpur on July 27, 2022. GATE 2023 exam calendar is as below:

GATE 2023 Events

GATE 2023 Dates

Official website live/Notification released


Availability of application form

30-Aug-2022 (Released)

Closing of submission of application form


Last Date to fill the application with late fee


Application form correction window

4 to 11-Nov-2022

Availability of admit card


Exam date

4, 5, 11 and 12-Feb-2023

Announcement of Result


GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Electronics and Communications Engineering

It is important for every candidate aspiring for GATE 2023 to check the eligibility criteria prescribed for the exam by the authorities. Any candidate failing to fulfil the eligibility criteria for GATE 2023 will not be allowed to appear for the exam or in any processes ahead. GATE has different papers and the eligibility criteria for each of them are different. Please find below the eligibility conditions of GATE 2023:




Candidates of Indian, as well as other nationality, will be allowed to appear for GATE 2023

Academic Qualification

Candidates must be graduate or postgraduate in respective streams to appear in the exam

Candidates in the third year of their courses are also eligible to apply for GATE to be conducted in 2023

Age Limit

There is no age limit for candidates to appear in GATE 2023 exam

GATE Electronics and Communications Engineering Syllabus



Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra


Differential Equations

Vector Analysis

Complex Analysis

Numerical Methods

Probability and Statistics

Section 2: Networks, Signals and Systems

Network solution methods

Continuous-time signals

Section 3: Electronic Devices

Section 4: Analog Circuits

Section 5: Digital Circuits

Section 6: Control Systems

Section 7: Communications

Section 8: Electromagnetics

Scope of Electronics and Communications Engineering

As it is one of the most widely preferred engineering branches among all, the number of students passing out from this branch is increasing every year. It is predicted that the jobs for engineers will grow by 7% from 2016 to 2026. Furthermore, it has also been found that employment in the ECE sector has amplified significantly in the last few years. In fact, according to a survey done jointly by ASSOCHAM and NEC Corp, the electronics market of India is predicted to reach $400 billion by the year 2023. Along with the private sector, various Public Sector Units (PSUs) like BHEL, BEL, TRAI, IOCL, ONGC, POSOCO, WBSEDCL and DRDO etc. accept the GATE score for recruitment of candidates in various positions. There is a great scope of job avenues in the following profiles for electronics and communication engineers in India and abroad:

Types of Job profiles

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics and Communication Engineer
  • Electronics Design & Development Engineer
  • Desktop Support Engineer
  • System Control Engineer

Top Recruiters

  • Wipro Lighting Corporate
  • Schnider Electric
  • Bajaj Electricals Ltd
  • Siemens
  • Alstom Corporate
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Havells India Limited
  • ABB India Limited
  • EMCO limited
  • HBM power system
  • KIRLOSKAR Electric Company Limited
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