Candidates say General Ability section in GATE 2017 Electronics and Communications paper was confusing, tricky

GATE 2017 Electronics and Communication Engineering exam review by candidates

The Electronic and Communications Engineering (ECE) paper of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 is being conducted today, February 5,  by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee across the country. The first session was conducted successfully from 9am to 12pm, Candidates say the paper was easy, but the General Ability section was tricky and confusing. 

A candidate, Navneet Kumar, from New Delhi, said, “I thought the difficulty level of GATE 2017 ECE paper was easy to moderate. The Mathematics section was confusing, I did attempted the questions randomly. The Control section was easy, and there were zero questions from Analog Modulation. I solved around 55 out of 65 questions.”

Another candidates from New Delhi, Vedant Narayan, said, “The paper is always tricky in GATE. Calculation wise it was easy, but the questions were tricky. Aptitude questions were both tricky, and confusing.”

Narayan continued, “I attempted 59 out of 65 questions. There were 2 questions from Combinatorics that I could not solve. Also, I am weak in probability, and even in the exam, I wasted time on it. In the middle of the exam, I even struggled to concentrate on the questions.”

GATE is of 100 marks, with a total of 65 questions,  divided in one mark, and two mark. VamsiKrishna Tez from Andhra Pradesh, took GATE 2017 Electronic and Communications Engineering exam for the fourth time today, he said, “There were a lot of questions from Electronic Devices and Circuit section. The Aptitude section was a bit depressing, it seemed easy but not I was not getting the answer. I was in a horrible situation, and I ended up wasting a lot of time.”

Tez continued, “I was very much worried to avoid silly mistakes in each question. I checked the questions, and my responses twice before going to the next one.”  

Today’s Electronic and Communication Engineering paper was apparently easier than GATE 2016. Very tough question from optics. Sajjan Chahal, said, “This time Aptitude paper was tough and confusing. We can expect normalisation in our shift.”