GATE 2017: Electrical Engineering candidates say session II paper tough, lengthy

GATE 2017 Electrical Engineering exam review | Candidates speak

The Electrical Engineering (EE) paper of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) was successfully conducted in two sessions today, February 11, 2017. The organising institute for GATE IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Roorkee conducted EE in multiple sessions, from 9am to 12pm, and from 2pm to 5pm. Candidates who took the afternoon session say it was lengthy, and tougher than 2015, and 2016 papers.

Raj Keshari, from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, who took GATE for the second time, said, “There were a lot calculations in the afternoon session’s paper. I also got irritated, because there was one questions where we had to find the integer, but according to my calculations the answer was not coming as asked. I wasted some time on that question.”

Keshari continued, “Some questions were tricky, and my Verbal Ability is weak, so I focused on the Numerical Ability section.”

Rajkumar, from Bihar, said, “I think I did fairly good in today’s paper. It was lengthy, and definitely tougher than GATE 2015, and 2016.” 

Another candidate, Harshita Batra, from Merrut, Uttar Pradesh, said, “I could attempt only 33 out of 65 questions. I was not prepared for today’s paper, I did selective studies, and covered only certain topics.”

While talking about the difficulty level in GATE, Batra said, “It is GATE, how can one expect the paper to be easy.” 

According to a poll conducted on, candidates who took GATE 2017 Electrical Engineering afternoon session, the paper went alright for them.

Siva, from Hyderabad, said, “I felt that though the session I paper was lengthy, it was on the easier side. 2 mark questions were easier than ever, and 1 mark questions were lengthy and tougher.”

Siva continued, “I did not spend too much time on a single question. I am a bit disappointed to loose 2.67 marks for an extremely sill mistake of mine. Otherwise the exam went alright.”

Another candidate who took EE afternoon session, Avinash Kumar, from New Delhi, said, “I attempted 43 to 44 questions with accuracy. Overall the paper was a little difficult, more on the moderate side, though. It was kind of similar to previous year papers, but calculation wise it was a bit lengthy.”

Click here to read session I review – GATE 2017 Electrical Engineering exam review, Candidates say paper lengthy, similar to last year’s