GATE Study Planner Electrical Engineering(EE)
Introduction
Hi Warriors,
Please find a comprehensive GATE Study Plan for your GATE exam 2021 preparation. The number of hours considered in this planner is 3 hours per day (on an average). You can adjust number of hours as per your convenience. For instance, if you see the Master planner below, you will find we need approx. 220250 hours for completing StageI. So if we study 3 hours, on an average, for 90 days = 270 hours, we can easily cover what’s given in the document.
Note: This plan is designed in consideration with students who have got top 100 ranks in GATE or any national level exam in the past few years
A similar plan is followed by many exam toppers and is highly recommended by most of The top faculties of the country. You will realise while going through it that a lot of research is gone In to make it helpful to you.
The following document contains:
 Master plan
 Flow of a subject which should be followed
 How to make notes
 How to do Test Analysis
 How to do revison
 Subject wise( topic wise) time devotion plan
1.Master Plan
Stage – I  Stage – II  Stage – III  Stage – IV  Stage – V  
Notes + Gate Ques + Topic Test + Subject Test  GA = 27 hrs
Maths = 44 hrs EM = 46 hrs FM = 69 hrs SOM = 68 hrs

Thermo = 79 hrs
Manufacturing = 77 hrs TOM = 64 hrs 
MD = 40 hrs
HT = 52 hrs IE = 59 hrs 
3 FLT  3 FLT 
Extra Workout  One Mock with Analysis = 7 hrs  2 Mocks with Analysis = 15 hrs  3 Mocks  3 Mocks  
Revise all 8 Subjects = 130 hrs  Revise all Subjects = 120 hrs  Revision 2  Revision 3  
Total Hours  254  357  286  125  140 
2. Flow of Studies for Any subject:
 Notes
 GATE que for past 10 years topic wise
 Topic wise test on aspiration.ai
 Subject tests on aspiration.ai
 Extra practice que + revision of subject
3.How to Make Notes:
 If you attend lectures of any faculty through gateflix then you can easily make notes. If you haven’t done so, go to online videos to do so. You may also go to Youtube: Khan academy, Nptel or the latest and most popular are Gateflix videos.
 Make notes neatly as they will be very very useful while revision in the last 30 days. Use 3 colour pen to indicate important, very important and very very important concepts.
 Make a separate handbook for formulas. In exams 40% questions are direct formala based or implied formula based. Problem with students is that they tend to mix up formula. If you have this handbook of formula ready and have revised the things atleast 2 times , I can gurantee you the 40 % marks.
 Don’t Xerox someone’s notes because the moment you write youself then you can memorise the concept for a longer duration.
 Leave one page Space after 2/3 pages or after every major chapter . This is to ensure that if you come across any vital formula or Information or short trick while refering tests or refernce book later then you may place That information in these spaces.
4.How to do a Test Analysis:
 Any test( Online or offline) need to taken in time frame.There is No point in taking the test without a time Limit.
 Don’t take any test without revision of Notes of the syllabus covered in the test. It will be a wastage if You just randomly take a test.
 Once the test time is over, don’t jump to answer Solution . Check the answer key and get To Know your score.
 Now follow a 3 stage process .
Stage 1: Go to the right ones and check wheteher you were confident of answering that question . If the answer is “yes” check the solution given in order to see which method was better( yours or the given in Book or online portal ). Adopt the best you like.
Stage 2: Go to questions which you got wrong. Try to fight with the question that why you got it wrong without looking at the solution yet. Try 3 or 4 times by re reading the question or even refer notes. Maximum time it’s a silly mistake. These silly Mistakes can’t be zeroed but can be reduced by practicing more .Refer notes again if needed. In case you are still not able to click after a lot of Slumber, try to open the solution and check your mistake. If it was a new concept to you, add in the void space you have kept in your notes. This will help to solve similar question again.
Stage 3: Now the turn of questions which are un attempted.This could be due to
 Not knowing The concept or due to lack of time. If it was conceptual ignorance , go to your faculty ( many online live class teachers are available , In case you don’t have one)and learn the concept.
 It was a lack of time issue try now and solve it. If you are taking a lot of Time try to memorise few steps so that if it appears in exam you will be able to do it fast. Other students might leave such question in exam , But you will probably dare to attempt such and score more.
 The key to successs in any entrance exam is solve More , analyse more. In each subject you should Solve almost 1000+ questions including past year Actual Exam questions, topic wise test, subject test and mock tests.
5. How To do Revision:
 Well this is dependent on the way you have prepared notes and how effectively have you done the Test Analysis.
 Go through the whole cycle again in this revision phase like NOTES > GATE QUESTIONS > Topic test > Subject Test > Extra questions (if any ).
 While Revising, don’t solve Each and every question from notes or tests. Try To randomly pick 20 questions from different pages or test( purely random) . If you are able to recall the logic of 16+ then you are good to go ahead. If you are Not able to solve more than 10 questions then it’s a re revision time. Follow step 2.
 Try to have abird eye view and See topics on which questions Are asked again and Again. Star mark them for making revision 2 and revision 3 effective.
6.SUBJECT WISE PLAN:
Below given is a detailed execution of the GATE study plan which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this artificial intelligence of GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
a. General Aptitude
Chapter 1  Numerical Ability  Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, data interpretation  4 days 
Chapter 2  Verbal Ability  English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deductions  2 days 
Note: For the years 2014 to 2017 there have been 2 and 3 sets so we have taken the average weightage of the topics for the same
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
GA Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  22  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  2  with Analysis  
revision overall  2  
Total  29hrs 
b. Engineering Maths
Chapter 1  Linear Algebra  Matrix Algebra, Type of matrices, Determinant, Cramer’s rule, Systems of linear equations, Rank of the equation, consistency of the equation, Eigen values and Eigen vectors. 
2 day 
Chapter 2  Probability & distribution  Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Baye’s theorem, Random variables, Expectation & Variance, Discrete and continuous distributions, uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial. Correlation and regression analysis, covariance, correlation coefficient, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation 
1 day 
Chapter 3  Numerical methods  Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, Newton Raphson method, Regulafalsi method or (method of false position), secant method, Gauss Elimination Method, Gauss Jordon method, Jacobi iteration method, Gauss Siedel iteration method, Numerical Integration: Trapezoidal rule, Simpson’s 1/3 & 3/8 rule, single and multistep methods for differential equations, Euler’s method, RungeKutta Method 
1 day 
Chapter 4  Calculus  Limits & continuity, Basic differentiation & integration, Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. 
3 days 
Chapter 5  Differential Equations  First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method. 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Complex Variables  Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent series, Residue theorem 
1 day 
Chapter 7  Laplace Transforms
+ Fourier series 
Definition & property of Laplace transform + Fourier Series  0.5 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Maths Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  35  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  6  
Total  50 hrs 
c. Network Analysis/Circuit Theory
Chapter 1  Network Solution Methodology  Circuit elements, KCL, KVL, Nodal and mesh analysis, dependent & independent current & voltage sources, Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s, maximum power transfer, source conversion, Mcmillan theorem, StarDelta transformation, reciprocity theorem 
4 days 
Chapter 2  Transient/Steady State Analysis of RLC Circuits to DC Input  Time domain analysis (steady state & Transient response) of RL, RC, RLC circuits, Time constant 
1 day 
Chapter 3  Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis  Sinusoidal excitation, phasor representation, RMS & average of periodic signal Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors, resonance, single phase/poly phase circuit analysis, Magnetically coupled circuits, 
1 day 
Chapter 4  Laplace Transform  Introduction to Laplace transform, TF of LTI system, Solution of network equations using Laplace transform: frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits. 
0.5 day 
Chapter 5  Two Port Networks  2port network parameters, Z/Y/H/ABCD/G parameter, reciprocity & Symmetry: driving point and transfer functions. State equations for networks., T & PI networks, interconnection of two port networks 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Network Topology  Matrices associated with graphs; nodal incidence, loop incidence, fundamental cut set and fundamental circuit matrices, applications in network 
1 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Networks Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  48  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  65 hrs 
d. Digital electronics
Chapter 1  Number systems and code conversions  Binary, octal, hex code, BCD code, Gray Code, Fixed – Point Representation and Floating Point Representation, 2’s complement 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Boolean algebra &Karnaugh maps  Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; Min term, SOP, POS 

Chapter 3  Logic Gates  Positive/ Negative level logic system, AND, OR, NOR, NAND, OR, XNOR, NOT gates, Realization of X – OR gate using NAND and NOR gates, bubbled AND/NOR gate, 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Logic Gates family  Digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS).  
Chapter 5  Combinational and Sequential digital Circuits  Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders, PROMs and PLAs. Sequential circuits: latches and flipflops, counters and shiftregisters 
3 days 
Chapter 6  AD/DA Convertor  Sample and hold circuits, ADCs, DACs 
3 days 
Chapter 7  Semiconductor Memories
+ Microprocessor 
Volatile memory, Non Volatile memory, ROM, RAM, SRAM, DRAM, PROM, EEPROM, Memory device parameters or characteristics (Access time, random access, sequential access) Microprocessor (8085): architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing. 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Digital Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  35  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  3  
Total  45 hrs 
e. Control System
Chapter 1  Basics of Control System  Basic control system components; block diagrammatic description, reduction of block diagrams. Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems. Signal flow graphs and their use in determining transfer functions of systems; sensitivity; Modelling of control systems 
4 days 
Chapter 2  Time Domain Analysis  Type of standard Test signal, Transient and steady state analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response, overdamped, critically damped and under damped control systems, Type (0,1, 2, …) of the system & steady state error, peak time, Rise time, settling time and percentage overshoot; Characteristic equation 

Chapter 3  Stability &Routh Hurwitz Criterion  Concept of Stability, Tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis, Why RouthHurwitz criterion required? How to apply the RH criterion. 

Chapter 4  Root Locus Technique  Why Root locus Technique? Rules for Plotting the root loci, determining the stability condition by looking at the RL, Concept of complementary root locus(CRL) 
4 days 
Chapter 5  Frequency Response Analysis  Bode Plots, Polar plots and Nyquist plots. Gain Margin & Phase Margin, Relative stability; M and N circles; Nicholas chart 

Chapter 6  Compensators & Controllers  Control system compensators: elements of lead and lag compensation, elements of ProportionalIntegral Derivative (PID) controller, PI, PD controller 
1 day 
Chapter 7  State Variable Analysis  State variable representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems, state transition matrix, controllability & Observability 
2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Control Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  46  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  6  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  64hrs 
f. Signal & System
Chapter 1  Basics Of Signal & Systems

Introduction to signals, classification of signals, important signals, classification of systems, different important types of systems. 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Lti System & Convolution

LTI system, frequency response of continuous LTI system filtering, convolution & its properties. 
3 days 
Chapter 3  Fourier Series & Fourier Transform

Trigonometric fourier series, complex form of fourier series, fourier transform, fourier transform of standard and continuous signal, properties of continuous time fourier transform, rayleigh’s energy and parseval’s power theorem 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Laplace Transform

Introduction, ROC & its properties, properties of laplace transform, inverse laplace transform, characterization of LTI system, unilateral laplace transform 
2 days 
Chapter 5  ZTransform

Introduction, ROC & its properties, properties of ztransform, inverse ztransform, function of discrete time LTI system, unilateral ztransform, relation between z and laplace transform 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Discrete Time Fourier Transform

Introduction to DTFT & its properties, DFT & its properties 
3 days 
Chapter 7  Sampling Theorem

Sampling theorem, ideal sampling, aliasing, sampling of bandpass signals 
3 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Signals Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  52  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  69hrs 
g. Analog
Chapter 1  Operational amplifier

Introduction, types of opamp, voltage follower, current to voltage converter, voltage to current converter, filters, comparators, zero crossing detector, schmitt trigger, multivibrators, slew rate, CMRR, opamp parameters 
3 days 
Chapter 2  Diode applications

Introduction, rectifiers, clippers, clampers, voltage doubler, voltage regulator 
3 days 
Chapter 3  BJT biasing

Introduction, operating regions of transistor, modes of operations of BJT, load line, biasing 
2 days 
Chapter 4  Small signal analysis of BJT

Introduction,transistors at low and high frequency, Tmodel of BJT 
3 days 
Chapter 5  FET analysis

Introduction, JFET common source amplifier, JFET selfbias configuration 
3 days 
Chapter 6  Multistage amplifier

Introduction, lower cutoff frequency, cascode amplifiers, current mirror, darlington amplifier 
2 days 
Chapter 7  Feedback amplifier

Introduction, types of amplifiers, types of negative feedback, oscillators, audio and radio frequency oscillators 
3 days 
Chapter 8  Power amplifiers  Introduction, classification, collector efficiency, distortions 
3 days 
Chapter 9  555 timer  Introduction, astablemultivibrator, monostablemultivibrator 
2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Analog Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  80  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  97hrs 
h. EMT
Chapter 1  Vectors and coordinate system

Vectors, coordinate systems and transformation, differential length, area and volume, del operator, classification of vector fields 
4 days 
Chapter 2  Electrostatics

Coulomb’s law, electric field intensity, Gauss’s law, electric potential, dipole, boundary conditions, continuity equation, poisson’s and laplace equations 
4 days 
Chapter 3  Magnetostatics

Introduction, BioSavart’s law, magnetic field intensity, ampere’s circuital law, magnetic flux density, force due to magnetic field, magnetic torque and moment, boundary conditions, inductance, magnetic energy 
3 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Electromagnetic Theory Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  33  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  5  
Total  45 hrs 
i. Measurement
Chapter 1  Characteristics, error standards

Measurements, classification of instruments, types of errors, standards 
1 day 
Chapter 2  Analog instruments

Introduction, indication instruments, types of supports, damping forces, electromechanical indicating instruments, PMMC instruments, DC ammeters, voltmeter multipliers, moving iron instruments & classification, electrodynamometer type, measurement of power and energy 
3 days 
Chapter 3  Measurement of resistance, inductance & capacitance

Classification of resistance, different methods of measurement, types of ohmmeter, bridge measurement, AC bridges, measurement of capacitance and frequency 
1 day 
Chapter 4  Cathode ray oscilloscope

Capacitance measurement, CRT, expression of electrostatic deflection, measurement using CRO, measurement of frequency, CRO, vertical input and sweep generator signal, blanking circuit 
2 days 
Chapter 5  Miscellaneous

Digital voltmeters, successiveapproximations conversion, RAMP technique, dual slope integrating type DVM, resolutions and sensitivity of digital meters, block diagram of SA DVM 
1 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Measurement Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  31  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  6  
Total  46hrs 
j. Power Electronics
Chapter 1  Power semiconductor devices

Introduction, diodes & transistors, thyristors, UJT, comparison between GTO and thyristor, Comparison between thyristor and transistor, types of thyristors, gate/base commutating devices 
1 day 
Chapter 2  Phase controlled rectifiers

Single phase half wave rectifier, single phase full wave bridge converters, 3 phase converter, dual converter, performance parameters 
4 days

Chapter 3  Choppers

Introduction, stepup choppers, types of choppers, commutation 
2 days 
Chapter 4  Inverters

Introduction, single phase bridge inverter, 3 phase bridge inverter, PWM inverters 
2 days 
Chapter 5  Electrical drivers

Introduction, types of SMPS, uninterruptible power supplies, cycloconverter introduction, single phase to single phase circuit stepup cycloconverter, 3 phase half wave cycloconverters, AC voltage controller 
1 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Power Electronics Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  35  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  7  
Total  50hrs 
k. Power Systems
Chapter 1  Transmission line model and performance

Introduction, flux linkages, inductance of two wire transmission line, transposition of power lines, composite conductors, concept of geometric mean distance, skin and proximity effect, capacitance of transmission lines, performance of lines, constants for two networks in tandem and parallel, ferranti effect 
3 days 
Chapter 2  Corona, insulators, cables

Insulation, insulated cables, grading of cables, extra high voltage cables, insulation resistance and capacitance of a cable, heating of cables, corona, factors effecting corona loss 
2 days 
Chapter 3  Per unit system, symmetrical components, fault analysis

Introduction, symmetric fault analysis, transient on a transmission line, short circuit of loaded and no load synchronous machine, fault analysis and symmetrical components 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Power system stability

Introduction, synchronous machine, power system synchronous stability, power system stability 
2 days 
Chapter 5  Load flows, economic load dispatch, load frequency control

Introduction, newtonraphson method, load flows, iterative methods, economic load dispatch 
4 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Power System Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  51  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  69hrs 
l. Electrical Machines
Chapter 1  DC machines

DC generators, types of generator, emf equations of generators, ron loss in armature, total loss in DC generator, armature reaction, commutation, characteristics of DC generator compoundwound generator, DC motor & its characteristics, performance curves, speed control of dc and series motors, electric braking, testing of DC machines 
3 days 
Chapter 2  Transformers

Introduction, transformerconstruction, principle, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, losses, efficiency, tests, auto transformers, 3 phase transformers 
4 days 
Chapter 3  Induction motors

Introduction, losses and efficiency, phasor diagram, equivalent circuit, rotor circuit model, torque slip and power slip characteristics, operating characteristics, induction motor stability, circle diagram, power factor control, starting of polyphase induction motors, induction motor stability, induction generator, crawling, cogging or magnetic locking, double squirrel cage motor 
4 days 
Chapter 4  Synchronous machines

Introduction, circuit model, characteristics, SCR, Potier method, operating characteristics, power flow equations, capability curve of synchronous generator, power angle characteristics, parallel operations, hunting, damper winding, special machines 
4 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Electrical Machines Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  55  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  72hrs 