More Details about Wiley Acing the GATE: Electrical Engineering, 2ed (Reprint 2019)

General Information  
Author(s)Dr.Debashis Chatterjee, Dr. J. S. Lather, Dr. Lalita
Publish YearMay 2018


Wiley’s Acing the GATE Examination in Electrical Engineering is intended to be the complete book for those aspiring to compete in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Electrical Engineering discipline. It comprehensively covers all the topics as prescribed in the latest GATE syllabus in terms of study material, quick reference material and an extensive question bank, complete with solutions. The book offers a number of useful features and the approach is logical concept building rather than only formula based, as offered by the other books generally published in this domain. Readers can find coverage of the basic building blocks for each of the subjects followed by the exhaustive solved examples, and then practice exercises with one and two marks questions. Lastly the set of questions from GATE previous years’ papers starting 2003 to current have been provided along with their solutions and explanations as a supplement to the formal subject coverage.


About the Author

Dr. Debashis Chatterjee is Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Dr. Chatterjee is the author and co-author of more than 60 journal articles and conference papers in reputed publications. His areas of interest are Parameter Estimation and Speed Control of Induction Machines, Control of Induction Generators, Development of Improved Harmonic Elimination Techniques of Inverters, Control of Permanent Magnet Machines.


Dr. J. S. Lather is Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. Dr. Lather has more than 21 years of teaching, research and industrial experience to his credit. He has published more than 40 research papers in national and international journals and in conferences proceedings. His areas of specialisation are Control Systems, Power Systems and Semantic Computing.


Dr. Lalita Gupta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. Since July 2004 she has been associated as a faculty member with the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. She is a member of IEEE, IETE, ICEIT, IE. Dr. Gupta has 35 research publications in national and international journals of repute. Her area of specialisation is Signal Processing.

Table of Contents


About the Authors

Acing the GATE 2018

Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (EE)


Section 1:  Electric Circuits

1.  Electric Circuits

  • Circuit Concepts and Laws
  • Circuit Analysis Techniques
  • Topology
  • Network Theorems
  • Laplace Transform
  • Transient Response to DC and AC Networks
  • Sinusoidal Steady State Analyses Using Phasors
  • Magnetically Coupled Circuits
  • Resonance
  • Filters
  • Three-Phase Circuits
  • AC Power Analysis
  • Two-Port Network


Section 2:  Electromagnetic Fields

   2. Electromagnetic Fields

  • Coulomb’s Law
  • Electric Field Intensity
  • Electric Flux Density
  • Divergence and Curl
  • Divergence and Stokes’ Theorems
  • Gauss’ Law
  • Electric Field and Potential
  • Capacitance
  • Magnetic Flux and Magnetic Field
  • Biot—Savart Law
  • Ampere’s Law
  • Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law of Electromagnetic Induction
  • Lorentz Force
  • Maxwell’s Equations
  • Poynting Vector
  • Inductance
  • Self and Mutual Inductance for Simple Configurations
  • Magnetic Circuit and Magnetomotive Force


Section 3:  Signals And Systems

3  Signals and Systems

  • Elementary Signals
  • Classification of Signals
  • System
  • Time Domain Representation of Linear Time Invariant System
  • Continuous-Time Fourier Series
  • Discrete-Time Fourier Series
  • Continuous-Time Fourier Transform
  • Discrete-Time Fourier Transform
  • Discrete Fourier ­Transform (DFT) and Fast Fourier ­Transform (FFT)
  • Sampling Theorem for Continuous-Time Signal
  • Laplace Transform
  • Z-Transform and its Application to the Analysis of LTI System


Section 4:  Electrical Machines

   4. Electrical Machines

  • Transformer
  • DC Machines
  • Three Phase Induction Machines
  • Single-Phase Induction Motor
  • Synchronous Machines
  • Stepper and Servo Motors

Section 5:  Power Systems

   5. Power Systems

  • Power Generation Concepts
  • Transmission Line Parameters
  • Transmission Lines
  • AC and DC Transmission Concepts
  • Insulated Cables
  • Electric Line Insulators
  • Distribution Systems
  • PU (Per Unit System)
  • Bus Admittance Matrix
  • Voltage Control
  • Frequency Control
  • Power System Stability Concepts
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Symmetrical Components
  • Faults
  • Relays
  • Protection
  • Circuit Breakers
  • High Voltage Direct Current Transmission


Section 6:  Control Systems

  6.         Control Systems

  • Fundamentals
  • Time-Response Analysis
  • Stability of Control Systems
  • Root Locus Technique
  • Frequency Response Analysis
  • Bode Plots
  • Compensators
  • State Space Representation


Section 7:  Electrical And Electronic Measurements

7  Electrical and Electronic Measurements

  • Classification of Measuring Instruments
  • Types of Indicating Instruments
  • Bridges and Potentiometers
  • Measurement of Current and Voltage
  • Measurement of Power and Energy
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Digital Voltmeters and Multimeters
  • Cathode Ray Oscilloscope
  • Q-Meter
  • Transducers
  • Error Analysis


Section 8A:  Analog Electronics

8  Analog Electronics

  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Semiconductor Diodes
  • Transistors
  • Field-Effect Transistor (JFET and MOSFET)
  • Simple Diode Circuits
  • Stability and Biasing
  • Amplifiers
  • Frequency Response
  • Active Filters
  • Oscillators
  • Multivibrators


Section 8B:  Digital Electronics

9  Digital Electronics

  • Number Systems
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Logic Gates
  • Logic Families
  • Combinational Logic Circuits
  • Memory
  • Sequential Logic Circuits
  • D/A and A/D Converters
  • Microprocessors
  • 8085 Microprocessors
  • Memory Interfacing


Section 9:  Power Electronics

10 Power Electronics

  • Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Bipolar Junction Transistor
  • Thyristors
  • Gate Turn-OFF Thyristor (GTO)
  • Power Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETS)
  • Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
  • Performance Parameters
  • Converters: AC-DC Rectifiers
  • DC to DC Conversion
  • DC Line Commutation
  • Inverters
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Bidirectional AC to DC Voltage Source Converter
  • Speed Control of DC Motor Drives
  • Speed Control of AC Motor Drives
  • Important Formulas
  • Solved Examples
  • Practice Exercises
  • Answers to Practice Exercises
  • Solved GATE Previous Years’ Questions


Solved GATE 2018 Paper